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  • How to select part of a recording using Audacity.

    11/22/2014 12:04:54 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Well, sorry, I wasn't quite correct last time. This time I followed through. This is the straight poop. Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many times,...
  • How to Select a Region By-The-Numbers in Audacity (Free Sound Processor)

    11/13/2014 6:46:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 11/12/2014 | Charles O'Connell
     The worst rub is the learning curve. There needs to be a hierarchy of the most common tasks.  Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many...
  • Pelosi is furious: ‘We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama’

    09/15/2014 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | David Sherfinsk
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law.</p>
  • Businesses Add 'Obamacare Fee' to Customer Bills

    03/03/2014 5:12:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Find Law ^ | February 28, 2014 | Aditi Mukherji,
    Some businesses -- mainly restaurants -- "are asking customers to help foot the bill for Obamacare" by adding an Affordable Care Act surcharge on their tabs, CNNMoney reports. Case in point: At least eight Gator's Dockside restaurants in central Florida are now charging a so-called "Obamacare fee" that amounts to 1 percent of a customer's check. Should your business include an Obamacare fee or surcharge on customer bills? Surcharge or Raise Prices? A surcharge is an added liability imposed on something that is already due, such as a tax on tax. A valid surcharge requires full disclosure of the fee...
  • Obama Campaign Stiffs Vermont Police

    04/06/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 6, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Trevor Whipple, the police chief in South Burlington, told Fox News that his department incurred $4,200 in overtime expenses as a result of separate fundraising events featuring President Obama and the First Lady. ...... “The president is the president wherever he goes and whatever he does,” Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Jake Perkinson told Fox News. “I don’t think there’s any credible reason to be nickel and diming the security of the President of the United States or his family.” Perkinson said taxpayers should be happy to cover the cost of the president’s fundraising visit to Vermont.
  • Gingrich and the audacity of audacity

    12/13/2011 9:16:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/13/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes he has invented a bold new way of running a political campaign. "I told somebody at one point, 'This is like watching (Sam) Walton or (Ray) Kroc develop Walmart and McDonald's,' " Gingrich told the authors of "Playbook 2012: The Right Fights Back." The secret ingredient: Newt. Before him, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann also ran successful insurgent campaigns - until their bubbles burst. But Gingrich added his own innovation to the model: He soared in the polls months after most of his campaign staff quit because the former speaker and his wife, Callista,...
  • Exclusive: Obama in 2006: I ‘stole’ book title ‘Audacity of Hope’ from Rev. Wright, ‘my pastor’

    11/28/2011 10:38:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller shows Illinois Senator Barack Obama, then campaigning for Democrats before the 2006 midterm elections, praising Reverend Jeremiah Wright and telling an audience that he “stole” the title of his book “The Audacity of Hope” from Wright’s sermon of the same name, which he “loved.” Obama also referred to Wright as “my pastor.” “I’m not plugging the book, but the title of it, ‘The Audacity of Hope.’ Some people have noticed that I actually used that line in the speech that I gave at the 2004 Democratic Convention,” Obama said on November 4, 2006...
  • Obama Unveils Deficit Plan Containing $1.5T in Tax Hikes, GOP Cringes

    09/19/2011 9:04:35 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 19 September 2011 | Fox News
    President Obama, drawing immediate condemnation from congressional Republicans, unveiled a new deficit reduction plan Monday anchored by $1.5 trillion in new taxes. The president, announcing a plan in the Rose Garden that includes more than $2 trillion total in entitlement cuts and tax increases over the next decade, rejected demands made last week by House Speaker John Boehner. The speaker had said tax hikes should be off the table as a newly formed bipartisan committee meets to extract long-term deficit savings. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/19/obama-to-present-balanced-plan-to-tackle-deficit/#ixzz1YPm5ab8A
  • Obama’s Jobs Speech: The Audacity of Weakness

    09/05/2011 11:48:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/5/11 | Michael Barone
    I can’t remember a more stunning rebuke of a president by a congressional leader than House speaker John Boehner’s refusal to agree to Pres. Barack Obama’s demand — er, request — that he summon a joint session of Congress to hear the president’s latest speech on the economy at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 7. Obama’s request was regarded as a clever move by some wiseguys in the Left blogosphere, because that was the exact time of a long-scheduled Republican presidential candidates’ debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Take that, you guys!
  • Audacity as a War-Fighting Ideology

    08/24/2011 5:40:13 AM PDT · by Shery · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2011 | James Lewis
    Obama's "Audacity of Hope" slogan goes back to the French Revolution, now mainly remembered for its bloodthirsty guillotine executions of the French aristocracy. As Edmund Burke wrote in his classic work Reflections on the Revolution in France, the French Revolution was all about destroying the Old Regime in pursuit of a utopian dream, while the American Revolution was about constructing a new, practical style of government. The American Constitution survives two centuries later. The French Revolution collapsed into anarchy, and was transformed by Napoleon into the first European imperial conquest since the Romans. Napoleon went on to kill tens of...
  • Obama’s Risky Belittling Tactic

    07/05/2011 11:44:09 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2011 | Lee Siegel
    By readopting his arrogant professor persona and likening Republican stonewalling on the budget to Sasha and Malia procrastinating on homework, the president is putting himself on dangerous ground for 2012. When President Obama used the example of his daughters finishing their homework on time to scold Republican lawmakers for putting off tough decisions about the budget, you may have realized, with some horror, that the president had become narrative-challenged. The story of The One, the Messianic Figure, the Soulful Black Man Come to Redeem a Fallen America, the Quintessential Stranger Who Was Thus the Quintessential Figure of American Democracy—the thrilling,...
  • Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla

    06/04/2011 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored “Freedom Flotilla 2” in June, the New York Times reported. So-called “peace activists” on the first IHH flotilla in May 2010 ambushed Israeli naval commandos who boarded the ship in accordance with international law, attempted to take them captive, and seriously injuring several. The commandos were forced to kill nine aggressors in order to rescue their imperiled comrades. This year's American vessel, named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US...
  • The Audacity of Hope

    01/20/2011 3:03:11 PM PST · by agee · 4 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 01/20/2011 | Aaron Gee
    A few days ago President Obama had an editorial published in the Wall Street Journal. The piece titled “Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System” has Obama all but sounding Republican. Sometimes, those rules have gotten out of balance, placing unreasonable burdens on business—burdens that have stifled innovation and have had a chilling effect on growth and jobs.The President’s piece tries to please his left leaning supporters by reminding them that his executive order is far from deregulation. At the same time President Obama points to glaring examples of the utter stupidity that can be our overly intrusive regulatory system. The best...
  • Obama Joke of the Day - December 2

    12/02/2010 8:31:16 AM PST · by toma29 · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 12/02/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    The world's foremost experts on psychiatry have decided to eliminate narcissistic personality disorder from the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. When asked by reporters why they decided not to include the disorder any longer, members of the panel cited the existence of two case studies of extreme narcissism with which the Manual could never compete. So they gave up. One is Dreams of My Father. The other is The Audacity of Hope. Useful Info Nation
  • Americans organizing ship for Gaza flotilla ( Boat named "Audacity of hope" )

    07/22/2010 7:44:46 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies
    JTA ^ | July 21st
    Americans opposed to Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip are organizing a ship from the United States to take part in an international flotilla. The flotilla, set to sail to Gaza in September or October, will be made up of ships from India, Europe, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East. The organizers hope to name the American ship The Audacity of Hope, after President Obama's second autobiographical book.
  • President Amateur Hour's Audacity of Dope

    06/23/2010 8:44:57 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-23-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    To quote the great Dennis Miller, "now, I don't want to get off on a rant here..." but while I may get a big kick out of calling the guy President Amateur Hur, and its one of those "haha, but not really" types of jokes, I'm starting to get worried. Obama is starting to make George W. Bush look like James Bond. Worse yet, I'm starting to think I can be president. Since when do leadership skills matter anyway? All you have to have is a pulse and proof of citizenship and you're all set! I don't blame him...
  • how to "fine tune" a selection within Audacity?

    06/21/2010 5:42:21 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 4 replies
    I am using Audacity to edit an audio file. Within this file, I would like to select a portion and add an effect. I want the effect to begin no earlier and no later than what I want. Similar to the ending. Right now,I am selecting a portion of the file based on an educated guess. Then I listen to the whole selection, and adjust the beginning and ending of the selection accordingly. The problem is, doing it this way takes a long time, because I have to listen to the whole selection. I thought I could just jump to...
  • The Audacity of Rope-a-Dope

    05/28/2010 8:10:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 198+ views
    american spectator ^ | 5/28/10 | andrew cline
    Supporters of obamacare claim the president simply delivered what he promised during the campaign, so the American people should stop demanding the law's repeal. But that isn't true. As a candidate, Obama actually campaigned against many of the law's most important provisions. Obama's biggest policy switch came on the mandate that all Americans buy health insurance coverage. The health care plan Obama unveiled to great fanfare in 2007 and henceforth campaigned on contained no mandate. Hillary Clinton's plan did. Obama attacked Clinton's mandate relentlessly. He said the right reform was not to pass a mandate, but to lower costs. "The...
  • Joe Biden's Audacity of Dope

    04/13/2010 2:30:09 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies · 196+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-13-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Here's some art I made for a blog post from early March (before I joined up here). If you'd like you can read the full post here The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts!
  • Massachusetts Newspapers Endorse Coakley

    01/16/2010 10:09:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 45 replies · 1,545+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 16 January 2010 | John Semmens
    Massachusetts’ largest newspaper, the Boston Globe, urged voters to elect Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) to the senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy last Fall. The paper characterized the Republican candidate for the seat, state senator Scott Brown, as “an enemy of the Obama Administration and, by inference, an enemy of the hope and change themes of our newly elected President. The challenging times in which we live call for audacity, a quality possessed in great measure by the late Senator Kennedy.” “While it is true that Attorney General Coakley, unlike like Senator Kennedy, hasn’t had...
  • U.S. Negotiator Dismisses Reparations for Climate

    12/10/2009 7:06:06 PM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies · 669+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 10, 2009 | Andrew C. Revkin, Tom Zeller Jr
    COPEN­HA­GEN — The top Amer­i­can envoy to cli­mate talks here flat­ly re­ject­ed argu­ments Wednes­day by diplo­mats from poor lands that the Unit­ed States owes a debt to de­vel­op­ing na­tions for decades of Amer­i­can emis­sions that con­tribut­ed to glob­al warm­ing. It was not the first time that the Amer­i­can ne­go­tia­tor, Todd D. Stern, had dis­missed the no­tion. But his words high­light­ed the di­vide that per­sists between the poor and the wealthy as near­ly 200 na­tions try to sketch the out­li­nes of a new pact on cli­mate change here. Asked about argu­ments by diplo­mats and some protesters that the Unit­ed States should...
  • Rare words 'author's fingerprint'

    12/10/2009 7:06:05 AM PST · by obama-facts · 14 replies · 928+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/10/09 | BBC
    Analyses of classic authors' works provide a way to "linguistically fingerprint" them, researchers say. The relationship between the number of words an author uses only once and the length of a work forms an identifier for them, they argue. Analyses of works by Herman Melville, Thomas Hardy, and DH Lawrence showed these "unique word" charts are specific to each author. The work is published in the New Journal of Physics. Researchers also suggest each author pulls their works from a hypothetical "meta book". One description of this concept might be a framework for the way an author uses language. It...
  • No Mandarin Word for 'Town Hall': Obama Introduces China to U.S. Political Tradition

    11/16/2009 8:29:59 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 14 replies · 559+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | SHANGHAI, CHINA, Nov. 16, 2009 | JAKE TAPPER, YUNJI DE NIES, KAREN TRAVERS and SUNLEN MILLER
    At the Museum of Science and Technology Monday afternoon, President Obama took questions from a docile audience of more than 400 Chinese university students handpicked by officials of eight different Chinese universities. The town hall meeting was one of the few unscripted moments on the president's trip. It was supposed to be carried live on Chinese state television but at the last moment, the Chinese government changed its mind and only local stations in Shanghai, and the White House Web site, carried it live. **SNIP** **SNIP** FULL LIES MIXED WITH AUDACITY-Quote of the day! "The White House said it wanted...
  • White House claims half of 65+ losing health cov., obama stopped a depression

    09/16/2009 12:02:03 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 43 replies · 1,036+ views
    White House website ^ | 16 september 2009 | white house website
    From the White House web site entry page, on two of the rotating banner announcements: "A staggering new report indicates that under the status quo, around half of all Americans under 65 will lose their health coverage at some point in the next ten years. The President pledges not to allow this future to unfold." "The President looks back at how we managed to avoid a depression, and looks forward at how we will help the economy recover and ensure the financial industry never again drags our economy down with reckless behavior." http://www.whitehouse.gov
  • Military Succeeded ‘Beyond Any Expectation’ In Iraq? Speak For Yourself, Mr. President

    02/27/2009 9:45:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 1,328+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Speak for yourself, Mr. President . . . Addressing the troops at Camp Lejeune today to announce his plans to withdraw all but about 50,000 troops from Iraq, Pres. Obama praised the success that has been achieved there. Among other things, he said: “The men and women of the United States military have served with honor, and succeeded beyond any expectation.” Any expectation? You, Mr. President, opposed this war from the beginning, claiming it could not succeed. Back in 2006 you called for surrender and withdrawal. You opposed the surge, and even after it succeeded said you still were right...
  • Pork Pie is "Major Milestone" in Audacity

    02/14/2009 10:07:20 PM PST · by redhotright · 4 replies · 233+ views
    http://redhotright.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2009-02-14 | Red-Hot Right
    Obama said today that the Pork-filled "Stimulus" package is a Major Milestone in his presidency. You've got to be kidding me! Is Obama seriously trying to say that it is a Major Milestone in his presidency when he consigns the next generation of Americans to slavery? I thought Lincoln (who Obama tries to compare himself to) was trying to take us away from slavery. Does Obama honestly think that taking away Americans' freedom is a Major Milestone in his presidency? I thought Lincoln's intent was to secure our freedom. How can Obama look Americans in the face...
  • The Audacity of Barack Obama (Marvelous Analysis of 0's Politics and Megalomania)

    01/25/2009 3:23:54 PM PST · by mojito · 71 replies · 2,078+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 1/19/2009 | Charles R. Kesler
    Any politician who has taken on Bill and Hillary Clinton's national political machine and won should not be underestimated. Yet Republicans as well as many Democrats persist in underrating Barack Obama's electoral talents and, above all, his soaring political ambition. His writerly mind, professorial bearing, and effortless self-control make it difficult to take his measure as a politician. He can seem cool, detached, unusually introspective. As a wag at the Financial Times put it, if John McCain's life story is the stuff of Hollywood movies, Obama's is like an off-Broadway play—it lacks action but is full of internal monologues. Raised...
  • Obama Thinks Original Declaration of Independence Not Good Enough?

    01/19/2009 6:32:33 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 27 replies · 1,085+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/19/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    In his Saturday remarks during his campaign train ride, President-elect Barack Obama issued some soaring rhetoric about the state of the country today. At least the Old Media thought it was soaring rhetoric, anyway. Typically, the media was overawed by his mellifluous tones, of course. But during these remarks in Baltimore Obama made a startling suggestion. He said we need a "new Declaration of Independence." Apparently the original one isn't good enough for the new president, but it also seems a silly rhetorical flourish. After all, what is it that we are declaring independence from this time? Recall that the...
  • Sweet column reprise. Obama's book: What's real, what's not

    01/16/2009 10:49:56 AM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 1,562+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | repub. 2-27-07 | Lynn Sweet
    ***This column was first published on Aug. 8, 2004*** ### When Barack Obama was only 33, he wrote a memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. I remember Obama telling me about his book when he visited my office in Washington back in 1999, when the Democrat was making what turned out to be a failed run for the House of Representatives. Dan Shomon, Obama's aide, sent me a copy of the book. I tucked Shomon's letter, dated Aug. 13, 1999, inside the cover and stuck the book on a shelf. There it sat until last...
  • PBS Special: Dreams of Obama - available online now (quite slick and dramatized)

    01/15/2009 11:07:00 PM PST · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 963+ views
    PBS ^ | Shown on 1-20-09
    Dreams of Obama "On the eve of Obama's inauguration as 44th president of the United States, an exploration of who he is and what has brought him to his historic moment." Online Presentation Video of "Dreams of Obama" PBS Frontline will broadcast this program on January 20th.
  • Burris has long history of brazenness

    12/31/2008 5:13:38 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 13 replies · 1,028+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 30, 2008 | Andrew Herrmann
    Burris has long history of brazenness 'I AM A VISIONARY' | First African American elected to statewide office cites 'divine providence' December 30, 2008 BY ANDREW HERRMANN Staff Reporter The choice of Roland Burris for Illinois' open U.S. Senate seat may surprise some but not likely Burris himself, a man who has brimmed with confidence -- even when he was losing elections -- throughout his more than 30 years in the public eye. The 71-year-old Burris -- who often refers to himself in the third person -- has never been shy about broadcasting his ambitions and loudly celebrating his...
  • Is it Obama?

    12/06/2008 9:12:28 PM PST · by Deepest End · 6 replies · 753+ views
    Gather.com ^ | December 6, 2008
    Do you know who I am?????
  • "Yes We Can . . . Ban Guns"--Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is In

    11/09/2008 2:44:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 194 replies · 942+ views
    National Rifle Association ^ | November 07, 2008 | NRA-ILA
    Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign slogan, "the audacity of hope," should have instead been "the audacity of deceit." After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and only hours after being declared the president-elect, the Obama transition team website announced an agenda taken straight from the anti-gun lobby--four initiatives designed to ban guns and drive law-abiding firearm manufacturers and dealers out of business: "Making the expired federal assault weapons ban permanent." Perhaps no other firearm issue has been more dishonestly portrayed by gun prohibitionists. Notwithstanding their predictions that the ban's expiration in 2004 would bring...
  • Weather Underground newspaper: “organizers” in “communities” use “audacity” for “socialism”

    11/01/2008 5:29:01 PM PDT · by dascallie · 9 replies · 905+ views
    [Sound familiar???] Osawatomie: the Weather Underground newspaper Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 2:39 pm Zomblog has obtained an extremely rare copy of the first issue of Osawatomie, a newspaper published by the Weather Underground in 1975. Noteworthy passages are reproduced below, along with exact transcriptions. The full pages, with each passage in context in high resolution, are found at the bottom of this post. Much of Osawatomie, which was written at a time when the Dohrn-Ayers wing of the Weather Underground was transitioning from terrorism to “working from the inside” for revolution, concerns itself with the need to encourage “organizers”...
  • Latest MoveOn video: Blame your friends if Obama loses!

    10/29/2008 6:36:27 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 23 replies · 931+ views
    MoveOn.org ^ | October 29, 2008 | MoveOn.org
    Just received this video from an Obama supporter. Watch video here. It is customized using my name, blaming me for not voting for Obama. It's interesting to see what the folks at MoveOn are up to in these last days before the election. Maybe the McCain people can come up with their own video, thanking people for a narrow upset victory.
  • Obama's Campaign Airplane: First in History to have all American Flags Removed

    08/07/2008 8:30:32 AM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 72 replies · 1,218+ views
    Lucianne ^ | 8/7/08 | unknown
    All you need to know about Hussein.
  • Obama Understands Our Role In The World

    08/04/2008 5:11:32 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 11 replies · 143+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 4, 2008 | ANNE PRIGOSIN
    Congratulations, Sen. Barack Obama, for helping to make our island existence part of a common destiny ("200,000 in Germany hear Obama call for allies' help," Associated Press article, July 25). I cannot bear to think of my grandchildren living a life of not coming from the best country in the world. We cannot go it alone. We need allies to ensure a nuclear-controlled future. We need allies to ensure camaraderie against terrorists. We need Europe. Obama has made a giant step for mankind as a citizen of the world. ANNE PRIGOSIN Westerville
  • I give you the Audacious O

    07/30/2008 12:31:57 PM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 2 replies · 167+ views
    ivpressonline.com ^ | Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:33 PM PDT | Bret Kofford
    It’s not the audacity of hope. It’s just plain audacity. This Barack Obama fellow acts as if he is someone important, as if he has ideas that we should hear. Now that is audacious, as is everything he does. That’s why I call him “The Audacious O,” a nickname I’ve decided to popularize. Earlier this month, for example, the Audacious O said he thought it was admirable that when Europeans come to this country, they can speak our language plus one or two others. When Americans travel to France, the Audacious O said, all we can say is, “Merci beaucoup,”...
  • Audacity Overload

    07/29/2008 7:19:51 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 3 replies · 106+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/28/08 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Barack Obama has at least one thing right: the author of The Audacity of Hope is certainly audacious. The junior Illinois senator has been telling us for months now: “We are the hope of the future. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” If I believed that about myself, I’d be pretty audacious. Not to mention messianic. And so the political savior went to Berlin to stand on the shoulders of giants, and didn’t even have the courtesy to tip his hat to the president of the United States — Ronald Reagan...
  • Caption Obama at 10 Downing Street

    07/26/2008 8:23:48 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 58 replies · 99+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 26, 2008
  • Barack Obama to emulate John F Kennedy with Democratic nomination acceptance speech

    07/07/2008 1:56:36 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 42 replies · 194+ views
    Telegraph.uk ^ | 07/07/2008 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama to emulate John F Kennedy with Democratic nomination acceptance speech By Alex Spillius in Washington Last Updated: 7:37PM BST 07/07/2008Senator Barack Obama is to emulate John F Kennedy and accept the Democratic presidential nomination in a 76,000-seat American football stadium, the party has announced. Barack Obama has often been compared to Kennedy for his ability to inspire audiences through speechesThe Illinois senator's traditional, prime time end-of-convention speech is being switched to Invesco Field, the home of the Denver Broncos, from a smaller indoor sports arena hosting the rest of the Democratic national convention. It will be the first...
  • Obama's lack of ordinary modesty

    06/23/2008 11:45:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 94+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2008 | James Lewis
    In his victory speech over Hillary, Barack Obama soared rhetorically about his feelings of humility. And yet he hardly sounded humble: "generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children (with mounting excitement) that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick, and good jobs for the jobless. This was the moment when the riiiiise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal."[bolding added] Now politicians are allowed some rhetorical overkill, but this is straight into Star Wars territory. There are no real precedents for this...
  • Obama's lack of ordinary modesty

    06/24/2008 6:55:34 AM PDT · by jackv · 34 replies · 67+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-24-08 | James Lewis
    In his victory speech over Hillary, Barack Obama soared rhetorically about his feelings of humility. And yet he hardly sounded humble: "generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children (with mounting excitement) that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick, and good jobs for the jobless. This was the moment when the riiiiise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal."[bolding added] Now politicians are allowed some rhetorical overkill, but this is straight into Star Wars territory. There are no real precedents for this...
  • "Obama's Next Takeover..." CARTOON

    06/23/2008 5:06:52 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 24 replies · 141+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 6-23-2008 | IPWGOP
      June 23, 2008 Obama's next takeover...    This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.  iowapresidentialwatch.com
  • Obama: Proven Coward and Liar (Throws Muslims Under the Bus)

    06/19/2008 10:50:41 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 17 replies · 253+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 06/19/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    “That’s not a man–take it away.” Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, with regard to Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill Someone who runs or hides from an obligation instead of standing behind his principles is a coward. Someone who says one thing and then does the opposite is a liar. Barack Obama’s recent treatment of Muslim-American voters, in conjunction with his own broken promise from The Audacity of Hope, proves him a coward and a liar....Barack Obama promised, in writing, to stand with Muslim-Americans should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. He acted by saying that it is a “smear” to...
  • It does matter whether or not Obama was raised a Muslim

    06/13/2008 6:57:50 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 24 replies · 154+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-13-08 | Robert Spencer
    Again: if Obama had simply acknowledged that he was known as a Muslim as a child in Indonesia, and had left Islam later, none of this (besides the ties to the Islamic supremacists in Kenya) would be of any concern. But he has made it a matter of concern by denying what has been affirmed by so many others.
  • The audacity of hype

    03/15/2008 7:01:05 AM PDT · by jdm · 53 replies · 1,176+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 15, 2008 | Staff
    As Paul notes below, Barack Obama denies having personally heard the now notorious statements of Jeremiah Wright: The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. Obama reiterated this assertion in an interview on FOX News with Major Garret yesterday: None of these statements were ones that I had heard myself personally in the pews. One of them I had heard about after I had started running for president and I put out...
  • Ann Richards' sons object to Clinton video

    02/27/2008 2:44:13 AM PST · by Jess Kitting · 20 replies · 186+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | February 27, 2008 | Nedra Pickler
    AUSTIN, Texas - The two sons of Ann Richards, the late former Texas governor, are objecting to an Internet video published by Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign that suggests their mother would have supported Clinton. . . . (From female voice on video): "Today Ann would be asking all of us to make a statement. She would be traveling to every small town and big city in Texas, urging us all to take a stand, be counted, to make a difference, to make history," it says while a picture of Richards and Clinton appears on the screen. "This one's for...
  • "The Audacity of Hope" revisited - 37 Quotes

    02/23/2008 2:46:28 AM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 4,963+ views
    "On The Issues" ^ | October 17, 2006 | Barack Obama
    Barack Obama in The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama On Principles & Values: "Audacity of Hope" to change politics to reflect common good [During the early part of my US Senate race], no blinding insights emerged from months of conversation. What struck me was how much of what they believed seemed to hold constant across race, region, religion, and class. I told them that government couldn't solve all their problems. But with a slight change in priorities we could make sure every child had a decent shot at life and meet the challenges we faced as a nation. This...
  • Unfortunately, Bill Clinton Is Still A Player

    10/07/2002 4:28:47 AM PDT · by GOPBlonde · 26 replies · 172+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | October 7, 2002 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Given the severity and scope of national problems that have emerged over the past year, it's become increasingly evident that Bill Clinton's presidency was largely "smoke and mirrors", an unmitigated disaster by any reasonable standard. Clinton's eight years of leadership, or lack thereof, left behind a legacy of rot and ruin for the American people that most notably reflected his: a) failure to properly address insidious rogue regimes, such as the Taliban in Afghanistan, which were radical Islamists in league with Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization that ultimately perpetrated the 9/11 atrocities; b) abysmal and inadequate efforts to rein in...