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  • When Ideology collides with Ego

    11/01/2014 9:40:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/14 | Eddie Pedersen
    No people, this time Ebola isn't just about Ebola, it's really about us When Ideology collides with ego, and the result is considered to be a policy that allows the importation of a very deadly pathogen from one continent with stronger immunities into another continent - gene pool with weaker immunities, bringing it here on humanitarian progressive ideological grounds, then the common sense electorate, will reject not only that policy but the party that implemented it, too. What we’re seeing is not just endemic to the Ebola issue, but a general sense of rejection of the Democrats, on many issues....
  • The Ferguson Feeding Frenzy

    08/20/2014 3:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Missouri, is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism. Over the past two weeks, the impoverished St. Louis County suburb has become a magnet for self-absorbed publicity seekers of all colors and agendas. Perhaps the most repulsive species on display in Ferguson is the Journalisto Vanitatis. This breed of egotistical East-Coast reporters can be easily identified by its ever-present appendages: a smartphone and smart glasses. For the J.V., the story is all about "me, me, me!" Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly and Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery were among the first and most prominent...
  • Michelle Obama-inspired physical activity stamp series raise safety concerns

    10/11/2013 2:46:44 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/13 | Caroline May
    The U.S. Postal Service tabled its first lady Michelle Obama-inspired physical activity stamp series due to safety concerns, a Postal Service spokesman confirmed to The Daily Caller Thursday. “The stamps are on hold with the printer and we have not made a decision at this point, right now, with respect to how we are going to move forward,” the USPS spokesman told TheDC. Some of the illustrations on some of the stamps in the series, the spokesman explained, feature activities that some might not consider safe — like doing a cannonball into a swimming pool.
  • Hillary Tweets to Diana Nyad - You Remind Me of Me!

    09/03/2013 12:58:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9-3-13 | Jack Coleman
    Hardly a week passes without Hillary Clinton providing yet more evidence that she intends to run for president. Clinton yesterday tweeted what was presumably intended as congratulations to Diana Nyad for her extraordinary feat of swimming 110 miles from Cuba to Key West, the first person to do so without the safety net of a shark cage. Here is what Clinton tweeted after Nyad reached Florida -- Flying to 112 countries is a lot until you consider swimming between 2. Feels like I swim with sharks - but you actually did it! Congrats! Best example of a humble brag in...
  • VA RPV Chairman Pat Mullins' statement on Bill Bolling

    12/02/2012 6:43:25 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    From email
    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement: "I am disappointed by Lt. Governor Bolling's remarks over the past 48 hours. Lt. Governor Bolling has a stellar record of public service, and has long been a strong voice for the conservative cause. Nowhere in his statements does he mention a policy disagreement with the Attorney General. The proper venue for challenging a fellow Republican is during a nomination contest. Lt. Governor Bolling chose to suspend his campaign. I hope he will take his own words to heart and work to bring our Party together." ### J. Garren Shipley Communications Director...
  • Who Sunk Our Foreign Policy: the Last Face Off Between Obama and Romney

    10/26/2012 7:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    President Obama is so wrapped up in being Obama, he can’t see that not having a plan for the next for years is a problem when you’re running for re-election. During the final debate on foreign policy, Obama oozed with revisionist history of his record and added a theatrical element to his delivery, glaring at hole through Romney. Meant to be intimidating I’m sure, Romney responded to Obama’s stares and interruptions with calm and confidence, leaving Romney looking like the only adult in the room, as someone commented to me. Romney described the debate and Obama’s re-election campaign well: “Attacking...
  • Obama Has Earned Next To Nothing In Life

    10/10/2012 2:45:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Douglas MacKinnon
    As much of the far-left mainstream media continues to panic over Mr. Obama’s abject failure of a first debate, they deliberately avoid doing their jobs and reporting the real reason for his totally expected performance. Said one Obama-fawning editor from The Atlantic magazine, “…The president appeared snippy, his eyes flashing angrily during those infrequent moments when he looked at his opponent, his lips pursed and upturned when he looked down…There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike” The fact is that Mr. Obama was “snippy.” His expression did have a “mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike.”...
  • Did Obama Ever Say "I Killed Bin Laden?" VANITY

    09/16/2012 7:42:37 PM PDT · by GeorgiaGuy · 19 replies
    I heard that Obama claimed to have actually killed Bin Laden. Did he really say that? Thanks.
  • Muslim says Quran justified attack in N.C

    03/25/2006 10:21:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 86 replies · 1,979+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 22, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The man who hit nine people with a sport utility vehicle on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus wrote a letter to a television reporter saying he read the Quran's 114 chapters 15 times and found that the Muslim holy book justified the attack. ''I did not act out of hatred for Americans, but out of love for Allah instead,'' Mohammed Taheri-azar, 22, wrote in a letter to Amber Rupinta dated March 10 posted on WTVD's Web site. Police say that just before lunchtime March 3, Taheri-azar drove a rented 2006 Jeep Cherokee through the...
  • Rita Wilson Pairs With Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell on 'AM/FM' [Tom Hanks Liberal Wife on AutoTune?]

    05/08/2012 10:04:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Billboard ^ | 5/7/12 | Gary Graff
    Rita Wilson says her love of music -- and ability to sing -- "was kind of a private thing I kept to myself. You don't want to be that person who's like, 'Oh yeah, and now I'm a singer... And yet, here I am, I guess." Wilson, who's acted in nearly 30 films and produced "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and the film adaptation of "Mama Mia!," releases her debut album, "AM/FM," on May 8. It's the result of a turn as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" on Broadway during the summer of 2006 that she says "reignited the love that...
  • Gingrich vows to press on after losing AL, MS

    03/14/2012 6:56:08 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Hearld ^ | 14 March 2012 | APes
    Since this is an AP wire, I believe we are allowed to post links only, right?
  • A meditation from the book of James on our Shadow selves.

    02/16/2012 9:37:41 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/16/2012 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Temptation and the Shadow- a meditation James 1:19-25 Remember this, my dear brothers: be quick to listen but slow to speak and slow to rouse your temper; God's righteousness is never served by man's anger; do away with all bad habits that are left in you-accept and submit to the word which has been planted in you and can save your souls. But you must do what the word tells you to, and not just listen to it and deceive yourselves. To listen to the word and not obey is like looking at our own features in a mirror and...
  • Michelle Obama: "Practical" To Put Myself Highest On My Priority List

    12/23/2011 8:36:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    First lady Michelle Obama tells Barbara Walters in a 20/20 special that it is "practical" for her to put her self highest on her priority list. Obama says she found her self slipping "pretty low" on her own priority list because she was "so busy caring for everyone else." Michelle Obama says she spends time with girlfriends and going out in her attempt to put herself higher on her priority list. Transcript below. Barbara Walters, ABC News: "Mrs. Obama, you've recently said something that I thought was very interesting for other women to hear. You said 'you put your own...
  • Cain: My wife didn’t know that I was giving money to my accuser ("Yes, getting out is an option")

    12/02/2011 6:30:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    Here’s the news people on Twitter are buzzing about from tonight’s raincheck interview with the Manchester Union-Leader. We already knew this, though — sort of. Cain told Wolf Blitzer on Monday, before we had heard Ginger White’s name, that his wife didn’t know White. (Skip to 7:30 of this clip.) That’s ever so slightly different from saying his wife didn’t know about White or that he was sending her cash, but c’mon: If she did know that, don’t you think he would have mentioned it to Blitzer as proof that their friendship was no secret? Cain said that in about...
  • Obama the Ineffectual

    07/26/2011 3:21:45 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 07/26/2011 | John Podhoretz
    Contentions - Obama the Ineffectual!!! It just wasn't a bad speech. It was a glaringly ineffectual speech!!!
  • As Ex-Aides Speak Out, Gingrich Continues Bid

    06/11/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 06/11/11 | Trip Gabriel
    Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. “There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.” Even as some prominent Republicans, including Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, questioned his viability, Mr. Gingrich made plans to deliver a foreign policy speech in Los...
  • Gingrich's 2012 campaign in tatters as his entire high command resigns

    06/09/2011 3:27:07 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/9/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Newt Gingrich's presidential dreams are in tatters this afternoon after his entire high command resigned in a mass exodus today. The Republican hopeful's campaign manager, senior strategists and key aides in early delegate-selection states all walked out this afternoon, but refused to say why - other than a 'difference in direction'. Rick Tyler, Gingrich's spokesman, said he, campaign manager Rob Johnson and senior strategists were among those who had resigned. 'When the campaign and the candidate disagree on the path, they've got to part ways,' Mr Tyler told the Washington Post this afternoon.
  • Newt Stumbles Out of the Gate

    05/16/2011 7:54:10 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 126 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/16/2011 | Doug Powers
    Newt Gingrich was on Meet the Press this morning in his first Sunday show appearance since announcing his intention to… challenge President Obama for the Democrat nomination, apparently. Andrew Stiles at NRO has the details: Newt Gingrich’s appearance on “Meet the Press” today could leave some wondering which party’s nomination he is running for. The former speaker had some harsh words for Paul Ryan’s (and by extension, nearly every House Republican’s) plan to reform Medicare, calling it “radical.”
  • Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan

    05/16/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wshington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2011 | Byron York
    This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress. On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Gingrich denounced House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's plan to restructure Medicare, saying, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."
  • Birtherism: The Window Into Obama's Soul

    04/23/2011 9:37:57 AM PDT · by Squeeky · 29 replies
    The Birther Think Tank ^ | April 23, 2011 | Squeeky Fromm
    If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. (Napoleon Bonaparte)I have written on this general theme before, but let me discuss how Scientific Birtherism provides a window in Obama’s soul. I have long held that the REAL Birther Question is WHY Obama does not resolve this matter by providing a copy of his long form birth certificate. I answer that question with the KISS Matrix which provides a framework of possible reasons which analyze WHY: 1. KENYA. He is born in Kenya, or there is something embarrassing on the long form. 2. IGNORANT. Obama...
  • Ex-Priest's Ego [Fushek] Caused Break With Church, Says Former Supporter

    04/03/2011 11:16:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 4/2/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Phoenix, Ariz., Apr 2, 2011 / 07:32 am (CNA).- A onetime supporter of the excommunicated and laicized priest Dale Fushek says that his former pastor's new memoir doesn't tell the real story of the man he knew – who began as a “faithful” and “holy” priest, but was led astray by a sense of self-importance. Fushek has accused Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix of wishing for his death and forcing him out of the Church because of a personal grudge. In his new memoir “The Unexpected Life,” he defends his decision to found a non-Catholic “worship center,” which caused...
  • Glenn Beck 'planning to start own TV channel'

    03/24/2011 3:24:23 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/24/2011
    Beck, 47, is not expected to have his contract renewed after 2011 and reportedly wants to start his own channel. He is considering a partial or wholesale cable channel takeover, or an expansion of his online subscription video service, sources told the New York Times. The controversial conservative has been criticised for his attacks on liberals and his outlandish statements, including the suggestion last week that the Japan earthquake might be a "message from God". He has also said that Barack Obama has "a deep-seated hatred of white people". But after he oversaw the loss of one million viewers from...
  • Ashton Kutcher: George W. Bush 'snubbed' me at the Super Bowl

    02/12/2011 8:10:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 132 replies
    OTRC ^ | 2/12/11 | Olivia Allin
    Ashton Kutcher says that former President George W. Bush snubbed him at the Super Bowl XLV last Sunday. The actor was sitting directly behind the former President in a luxury suite, but the two didn't exchange any kind words. "He just was not very nice to me. He just kind of snubbed me a little bit," Kutcher told BBC Radio DJ Scott Mills on Thursday. "The Bush, he kinda just turned around and really just gave me this scowl." "I think I said some mean things [about Bush] during the election about him," Kutcher said. "I feel like he probably...
  • How the nanny president sees himself--and us

    11/28/2010 3:45:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 27, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    What’s it like inside the Obama White House? A lot like what you’d guess from outside the Obama White House. In “Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside Obama’s White House,” MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe, a writer sympathetic to the president, reports the prosaic backroom details of the White House struggles from early this year, but occasionally stumbles upon an off-the-cuff revelation that’s much more interesting. One staffer was conspicuously overweight. The president, in an incident that Wolffe believes proves how caring the man is, took it upon himself to present the aide with a salad for lunch — “then listened...
  • Obama's outsized ego

    10/13/2010 5:46:02 PM PDT · by americanophile · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 12, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    "That's all right, all of you know who I am," President Obama joked last week when the presidential seal fell off his podium during a speech in Pittsburgh. Even though the incident made headlines for no discernible journalistic reason, it was noteworthy as a succinct example of Obama's arrogance problem. Rather than make a self-deprecating joke, he opted instead to make a self-inflating one, as if to say that the title mattered less than the man. The good news is that it's apparently not racist to call Obama arrogant anymore. Not long ago, Keith Olbermann and other gargoyles on the...
  • Joy Behar: I’m Liberal Because I’m Smart

    07/12/2010 1:26:51 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 88 replies · 2+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | July 11, 2010 | ZIP
    “Her unabashed liberal opinions often lead to some heated debates with her ‘View’ co-hosts, especially with the politically conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Where did this liberal streak come from?” “It comes from umm, from being smart”
  • I'm getting sick and tired of Bill O'Reilly**Ted Baxter, indeed!!

    07/09/2010 5:22:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 137 replies
    Friday July 9 2010
    JUST LET THE WOMAN SPEAK! He's becoming unbearable, it's just annoying as hell when he won't let her (Sarah Palin) or ANY GUEST HE HAS ON get a word in. It's just annoying as hell when he won't let people get a word in. Sarah Palin couldn't get a word in edge wise... . I think she should stay off his show.
  • Obama Vanity Runs Out Fast If Focus Is U.S. (Great Analysis)

    07/09/2010 5:04:36 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 9 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 07/09/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    Remember NASA? It once represented to the world the apogee of American scientific and technological achievement. Here is President Obama's vision of NASA's mission, as explained by administrator Charles Bolden: Excerpt - - Read the rest here.
  • How big is Obama's Ego?

    06/23/2010 11:27:08 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 24 replies
    oil crisis: delayed beyond comprehension.. couple of weeks to respond criticism of him: instant response. why someone got fired!
  • Woods withdraws, may have bulging disk in back

    05/09/2010 11:29:15 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 84 replies · 1,826+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/9/10 | Mark Long
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Dressed in his Sunday red shirt, Tiger Woods bowed his head and sat in silence in front of his locker. He was supposed to be on the ninth hole at The Players Championship. In another stunning twist for someone whose life used to be so predictable, Woods withdrew suddenly with neck pain that he fears might be a bulging desk.
  • The I's Have It: Obama Hits 96 I's in Tampa, Fla.

    01/28/2010 4:23:50 PM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 11 replies · 601+ views
    Much attention has been given to President Obama's persistent use of "I" when giving speeches to sell his administration's agenda. Is he taking responsibility -- or, as his critics say, is he still in campaign mode? FoxNews.com is tracking the president's speeches all this month and will report back after each to see whether The "I's" Have It. Today's Speech: Opening remarks before town hall-style meeting at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. Subject: Jobs, the economy and health care reform Speech Length: 3,399 words Number of "I" References: 96
  • Obama's answer for America: more of me

    01/28/2010 3:08:58 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 869+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's a story of an ex hausted tenor at La Scala who, facing repeated cries of "Encore," responded that he couldn't go on. A man rose in the audience to say, "You'll keep singing until you get it right." That seems to be the defining principle of the Obama administration -- whose response to every problem, every setback, every hiccup and challenge has been, simply, "more Obama." Indeed, for people who aren't sticklers for political jargon, it will be a shock that last night was Obama's first State of the Union Address, since it was his third formal address to...
  • A numbers breakdown of the SOTU: Obama refers to himself 114 times

    01/27/2010 9:09:10 PM PST · by bigred08 · 54 replies · 3,949+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 1/27/2010 | Kevin Hall
    Any speech from President Obama is guaranteed to include numerous references to himself, blaming George Bush, and creating straw men. Wednesday night's State of the Union was no different. By my count from watching the speech, here is a numbers breakdown of Obama's first State of the Union:
  • Fighting the Beltway Mentality

    12/31/2009 3:31:50 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 665+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 31, 2009 | Beverly Gunn
    I have heard many folks openly observe that all members of Congress must live in a different world than we live in. I have pondered this oft heard statement and I must concur. I have a direct sense and understanding of these, now particularly odious folks, with a story of life as we knew it around the Beltway of Washington. Back in the late 1980's we were assigned to the D.C. area due to military posting. It was a cultural shock to the entire family. In part, the disparity was due to having lived in Germany for four wonderful years...
  • Obama's swelling ego

    11/17/2009 8:02:22 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 6 replies · 705+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Jeff Jacoby
    PRESIDENT OBAMA was too busy to attend the celebrations in Germany this week marking the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. But he did appear by video, delivering a few brief and bloodless remarks about how the wall was "a painful barrier between family and friends" that symbolized "a system that denied people the freedoms that should be the right of every human being." He referred to "tyranny," but never identified the tyrants -- he never uttered the words "Soviet Union" or "communism," for example. He said nothing about the men and women who died trying to cross...
  • Obama’s swelling ego

    11/14/2009 4:44:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 2,445+ views
    Obama’s swelling ego By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist | November 14, 2009 PRESIDENT OBAMA was too busy to attend the celebrations in Germany this week marking the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. But he did appear by video, delivering a few brief and bloodless remarks about how the wall was “a painful barrier between family and friends’’ that symbolized “a system that denied people the freedoms that should be the right of every human being.’’ He referred to “tyranny,’’ but never identified the tyrants - he never uttered the words “Soviet Union’’ or “communism,’’ for example. He...
  • i,OBAMA: Narcissist-in-Chief

    11/10/2009 1:13:26 PM PST · by Palm Tree Doc · 5 replies · 456+ views
    Hype, Chains, and a Whole Lot of Fail ^ | 11-10-09 | Palm Tree Doc
    Check out my latest video! How many times does He say the word 'I'? I lost count! Watch as our Narcissist-in-Chief makes EVERYTHING, from His inaugural address to Memorial Day to Ramadan to His address to school children to the Fort Hood terrorist attack, all about Him. -Palm Tree Doc (http://palmtreedoc.blogspot.com)
  • Balloon boy family plans 'big announcement'

    10/17/2009 7:47:47 AM PDT · by jilliane · 107 replies · 4,069+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10-17-2009 | Drudge
    Balloon dad says he has something to day according to reports
  • Obama the Player

    10/06/2009 3:21:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 256+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Obama the Player | Steve McGregor
    Already, President Obama has been compared to a Colonial Despot and Richie Cunningham. But you can't understand anything about his leadership until you know, that if nothing else, Obama is a Player (or, ‘playa,' if you will). For those who don't know, the movie, "How to Be a Player," with Bernie Mac and Bill Bellamy, explains the game. Players have a ‘steady' (a faithful, trusting girlfriend or wife) and then all their other girls on the side. Using deceit and flattery, the Player tries to balance all his love affairs at once. For Obama, the American people are his ‘steady'...
  • The Ego Has Landed: A Racist World Wants Barack Obama to Fail

    10/03/2009 4:54:44 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 37 replies · 1,840+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 10/2/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Not only is it a Black Friday for Democrats, hell, it's a Black Friday for the media. These people are in absolute shock. They have been exposed; their corruption has been caught live, in the act. And who knew, who knew that the Olympic committee was a bunch of racists?RUSH: Oh, man, oh, man, oh, man. The worst day of Obama's presidency, folks, the ego has landed. The world has rejected Obama! Chicago, the least number of votes, first elimination in the round of voting for the Olympics in 2016. When you stop to think about it,...
  • President Perks

    10/03/2009 3:15:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,629+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 03, 2009 | Edward Bernard Glick
    Have you ever wondered why our Barack Obama, not noted for devotion to hard work in his previous jobs as a law associate, community organizer, state senator, and U.S. senator, raced around America, risking life, limb, and laryngitis, crying "change we can believe in," and begging the voters to send him to the White House as the President of the United States? It wasn't because Mr. Obama wanted to be the first African-American chief executive, and his wife to be the first African-American First Lady. It wasn't because the job paid $400,000 a year. It wasn't because he wanted to...
  • Michelle Obama steals the show in Copenhagen (laugher from CNN)

    10/02/2009 8:53:54 AM PDT · by milwguy · 54 replies · 2,667+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/02/2009 | Ed Henry
    After flying through the night for seven hours aboard Air Force One, nobody would blame President Obama for being at least slightly groggy when he arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a quick four hours to make the final pitch for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics. Maybe that explains why the president seemed to snag the silver medal while first lady Michelle Obama, who's been in Copenhagen a couple of days, clearly took the gold with an emotional speech focused on her family's roots in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, and her late father's battle with multiple sclerosis.
  • WORLD REJECTS OBAMA : CHICAGO OUT IN FIRST ROUND (Drudge Headline)

    10/02/2009 8:55:50 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 290 replies · 7,945+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 02, 2009 | Matt Drudge
    The City of Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting, before any host city was selected. An expert called it the "biggest shock in IOC history." Supporters gathered in Chicago were equally shocked. Many left the rally in tears.
  • Does Obama Have a Republican Problem?

    09/30/2009 5:40:38 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 09/30/2009 | Jay Cost
    We all know that President Obama has a Republican problem, namely the 200 or so Republican members of Congress who refuse to go along with his health care reform plans. However, I think he might also be developing a republican problem. Namely, I think he is having trouble keeping his ego within the boundaries of an office that fundamentally reflects the republican quality of this country.
  • An Exercise in Ego Gratification (why Dems really want "health reform")

    09/29/2009 9:18:44 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 9 replies · 504+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 28, 2009 | Robert Samuelson
    What's driving the great health debate of 2009 is not a popular clamor for universal insurance. "Many Americans are balking again at the prospect of health care reform," writes pollster Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center. A new Wall Street Journal poll found 41 percent of respondents opposed to President Obama's proposals and 39 percent in favor (the rest were undecided). The underlying driver is politicians' psychological quest for glory. "My colleagues, this is our opportunity to make history," implored Chairman Max Baucus as the Senate Finance Committee last week opened consideration of his bill. Politicians, in their most...
  • Chattanooga man's jump in flood water described as 'ego thing'

    09/23/2009 12:21:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 1,283+ views
    Knox News | AP ^ | 9/22/09 | Bill Poovey
    CHATTANOOGA — With children and other onlookers holding umbrellas, Sylvester Kitchens stood in the flooded street, laughing and bragging he could swim an overflowing Chattanooga storm ditch outside their house. Wearing shorts and shirtless, the 46-year-old Kitchens dared onlookers to bet him $5 he couldn't do it. Even when nobody showed any money, Kitchens jumped in. After bobbing along in the gushing water about 150 feet late Sunday afternoon and grabbing a chain link fence above the ditch, Kitchens lost his grip as family members tried to toss him the end of a water hose. He washed away into an...
  • SELF PORTRAIT

    09/05/2009 7:10:59 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies · 929+ views
    Sept 05, 2009 | swampsniper
  • Obama's Biggest Character Flaw ["Obama's Biggest Audience Is Himself"]

    07/02/2009 8:33:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,842+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | July 02, 2009
    Obama's biggest character flaw James Lewis The President of these United States recently expressed his love for "the Urdu poets," a piece of inspired BS that nobody in their right minds believed for a second. But then the P was narrowcasting to Pakistan, he thought, and Americans weren't supposed to be listening. Yet character is revealed in those little snippets of Obama's mind -- his glorious fantasy life, his everlasting hope that somebody will fall for another piece of schtick, and his essential fraudulence as a human being. Obama's biggest audience is himself, and no doubt he preened and pranced...
  • Obama's biggest character flaw

    07/02/2009 2:34:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,347+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 02, 2009 | James Lewis
    The President of these United States recently expressed his love for "the Urdu poets," a piece of inspired BS that nobody in their right minds believed for a second. But then the P was narrowcasting to Pakistan, he thought, and Americans weren't supposed to be listening. Yet character is revealed in those little snippets of Obama's mind -- his glorious fantasy life, his everlasting hope that somebody will fall for another piece of schtick, and his essential fraudulence as a human being. Obama's biggest audience is himself, and no doubt he preened and pranced in his mind's eye when he...
  • Obama's biggest character flaw

    07/01/2009 10:39:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,309+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 02, 2009 | James Lewis
    The President of these United States recently expressed his love for "the Urdu poets," a piece of inspired BS that nobody in their right minds believed for a second. But then the P was narrowcasting to Pakistan, he thought, and Americans weren't supposed to be listening. Yet character is revealed in those little snippets of Obama's mind -- his glorious fantasy life, his everlasting hope that somebody will fall for another piece of schtick, and his essential fraudulence as a human being. Obama's biggest audience is himself, and no doubt he preened and pranced in his mind's eye when he...