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Obama’s Melting Wings - Way down below, America loses and loses. (Mark Steyn)
National Review Online ^ | June 21, 2013 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 06/22/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT by neverdem

Descending from the heavens for the G8 summit at beautiful Lough Erne this week, President Obama caused some amusement to his British hosts. The chancellor of the exchequer had been invited to give a presentation to the assembled heads of government on the matter of tax avoidance (one of the big items on the agenda, for those of you who think what the IRS could really use right now is even more enforcement powers). The president evidently enjoyed it. Thrice, he piped up to say how much he agreed with Jeffrey, eventually concluding the presentation with the words, “Thank you, Jeffrey.” Unfortunately, the chancellor of the exchequer is a bloke called George Osborne, not Jeffrey Osborne. President Obama subsequently apologized for confusing George with Jeffrey, who was a popular vocal artiste back in the Eighties when Obama was dating his composite girlfriend and making composite whoopee to the composite remix of Jeffrey Osborne’s 1982 smoocheroo, “On the Wings of Love.”

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Thanks to the stork delivering his bundle to Miss Kardashian (see above), Americans seem not to have noticed that the U.S. has just lost yet another war. But in Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, they noticed, and they will act accordingly. On the wings of love, up and above the clouds, Obama wafts ever higher on his own gaseous uplift. Down on solid ground, the rest of the world must occasionally wonder if they haven’t confused the U.S. delegation with the world’s most empty-headed boy band.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fartyshadesofgreen; fastandfurious; impeachnow; ireland; irs; marksteyn; marksteyne; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 06/22/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 06/22/2013 2:35:03 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

I got a few chuckles out of this essay. A good production!


3 posted on 06/22/2013 2:48:10 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: neverdem
Thrice, he piped up to say how much he agreed with Jeffrey ...

Because he can't just shut his yap and let somebody else talk. Look at me, look at me!

4 posted on 06/22/2013 2:48:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: neverdem

I can’t believe that America has let this bastard son of a bitch destroy our Country and our way of life!


5 posted on 06/22/2013 2:52:04 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: Tax-chick
The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn’t ...

Oh, man!

6 posted on 06/22/2013 2:52:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn't." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Here’s what the Irish think of OBayMe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIMucHfUMyg&feature=youtu.be


7 posted on 06/22/2013 3:02:03 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: neverdem
“Americans seem not to have noticed that the U.S. has just lost yet another war.”

Money line from the column. Since World War II, this country is now
0-3-1. Unless you count the Iraq & Afghanistan a two different wars. Then we are 0-4-1.
The real sad part is all 4 were lost in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter by Washingtoon.

8 posted on 06/22/2013 3:17:39 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Thanks! I listened to every word and sent her a note of thanks for saying what the press here in the US either refuses, or is afraid to say!


9 posted on 06/22/2013 3:32:46 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: neverdem

Sad, but true.

We’re captive to the world’s weakest leader. As weak as water, says Mrs. Slocombe.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 3:37:03 PM PDT by plangent
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To: neverdem

Even those who were perennially bitter at the US may be aghast that, governmentally at least, it has gone daft like this.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 3:43:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: plangent

Even water can be pretty strong with energy behind it. And it’s the wrong guy’s energy.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 3:44:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: neverdem

I’m embarrassed to say I missed the story about “the unfortunate Las Vegas man with the world’s biggest scrotum, weighing 140 pounds, yet unable to perform”. Steyn’s column knocked the “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” meme out of the park.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: neverdem

Could’ve been worse...that guy could’ve confused George with Ozzie....


14 posted on 06/22/2013 4:25:05 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: neverdem
Steyn is great due to his humoristic range.

From the sublime to the gratuitous.

Almost all of it LOL funny.

15 posted on 06/22/2013 5:28:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Thanks for the link. That brogue and monologue was music to my ears. All of my grandparents came from Eire.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 5:32:43 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

Steyn at his finest. Thanks.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 5:34:53 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan: pray the Rosary.)
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To: neverdem
Another day older...

...and deeper in remorse for our country.

There was a time when the world loved what they thought he was -- or might become. Now, they know better. They think we don't. So, they laugh at him. And they laugh at us.

And that is not a good thing. In the end, it's going to cost a lot of blood and treasure.

18 posted on 06/22/2013 5:54:39 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: neverdem
the world’s most empty-headed boy band

A Steyn classic.

19 posted on 06/22/2013 6:13:35 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I can’t believe that America has let this bastard son of a bitch destroy our Country and our way of life!

I can.

I offer Dancing with the Stars and CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC news as evidence.

20 posted on 06/22/2013 6:18:11 PM PDT by stboz
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To: neverdem

“...empty-headed boy band.”

That should leave a mark, but won’t.

Thanks, MSM sidemen.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 7:10:45 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 8:06:23 PM PDT by JLS
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To: AZLiberty
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/481797/20130621/wesley-warren-jr-man-10-stone-testicles.htm

Apparently he was the subject of a BBC special.

23 posted on 06/22/2013 8:32:39 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: neverdem

My poor, old, slow, dialup 56K modem thanks for linking to the print version.


24 posted on 06/22/2013 8:35:28 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: neverdem

Those folks do what those folks do. I would say it plainer but would be banned for doing so. Let’s just not put any more of those folks in office on any level


25 posted on 06/22/2013 10:53:39 PM PDT by Figment
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I hope everyone realized that it takes a committed leftist to get this angry at Obama’s behavior. Clare Daly was a member of the Socialist Party until recently. Think of Dennis Kucinich.

When will a conservative get as angry and articulate?


26 posted on 06/23/2013 5:38:24 AM PDT by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: neverdem
Der Spiegel, which is the very definition of mainstream media in Germany, described the president’s Berlin stop as a visit by “the head of the largest and most all-encompassing surveillance system ever invented” — and under the headline “Obama’s Soft Totalitarianism.”

What have we wrought?

27 posted on 06/23/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: neverdem
Obama wafts ever higher on his own gaseous uplift.

Steyn can paint a word picture like no one else.

28 posted on 06/23/2013 8:42:46 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: neverdem

Mark Steyn BUMP!


29 posted on 06/23/2013 8:49:33 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Izzy Dunne

Basically, if you hired a guy who was a pot-head as a teenager....and thirty years later measured his ability to think, remember things, and act mature...this is what you get. Most of his “act” is kept going daily by the actions of six people around him, who arrange the schedule, ensure he says certain things, and talks-the-talk. I would imagine that he’s on some type of medication that helps him focus throughout the day....otherwise, he’d just be fumbling around and acting dopey all the time.


30 posted on 06/23/2013 9:20:40 AM PDT by pepsionice
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