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  • Versailles on the Potomac

    05/23/2010 2:43:28 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies · 692+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/23/2010 | Moneyrunner
    What is it about the Obamas that causes people peering through the glass at the White House to start seeing flashbacks to the excesses of life under the French court before the Revolution? I don’t mean casual “dates” via Air Force One to catch a Broadway show in Manhattan, inconveniencing the country’s largest city. And I certainly don’t expect the American President and his wife to have leftover meatloaf for dinner. But the image we see of the Obamas via the besotted press is one of wretched excess. In a time when nearly a quarter of America’s population is either...
  • The 'howling mob': How Libs view you

    05/17/2010 4:11:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 836+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    If you want to watch some one squirm, take a look at the two-minute videotape of Attorney General Eric Holder dodging Republican Rep. Lamar Smith's question about whether "radical Islam" motivated the Times Square bomber. Holder, who last year called America "a nation of cowards" for refusing to talk frankly about race, plainly didn't want to say what is plain to everyone else, that Faisal Shahzad, back from five months in Waziristan, launched his terror attack because of his Islamist beliefs. Holder is not the only one who wants to shield us from this obvious truth. Mayor Bloomberg, questioned about...
  • The Elitists and the Radical Transformation of America

    05/13/2010 9:04:09 AM PDT · by day21221 · 7 replies · 784+ views
    canadafreepress.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | SavantNoir
    If we continue to fail to recognize where the battlefield is, there is little hope of winning the war. The Elitists and the Radical Transformation of America By SavantNoir Friday, May 7, 2010 “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”—Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”—H.L. Mencken (1918) “Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they...
  • High flyer: RNC Chairman Steele suggested buying private jet with GOP funds(RNC Cash for sex club?

    03/29/2010 6:53:10 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 299 replies · 6,508+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-29-10 | Jonathan Strong
    According to two knowledgeable sources, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele once raised the possibility of using party money to buy a private jet for his travel. ---snip--- While Steele has not purchased a plane, he continues to charter them. According to federal disclosure records, the RNC spent $17,514 on private aircraft in the month of February alone (as well as $12,691 on limousines during the same period). There are no readily identifiable private plane expenses for Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine in the DNC’s last three months of filings. --snip--- Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele...
  • My Thoughts

    03/11/2010 2:25:32 PM PST · by Robin Hood · 11 replies · 341+ views
    I've been thinking about this for a while and I've come to the conclusion that there are basically 4 different types of political people in the world. First, you have those who don't want to be responsible for anything. There own actions, lives, children, ...etc. They want someone else to be responsible for them and take care of them. They want someone else to provide everything they want. They only want to do whatever gives them pleasure without any consequences. Let's call this group the lazies. They want the school system to be their babysitters. They want the government to...
  • The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup...

    02/20/2010 4:31:19 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 50 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Silver Bear Cafe ^ | Undated | David DeGraw
    The economic elite have robbed us all. The amount of suffering in the United States of America is literally a crime against humanity "The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight." - Michael Lind, To Have and to Have Not We all have very strong differences of opinion on many issues. However, like our founding fathers before us,...
  • Penn Jillette: Obama's 'stupid' jab at Vegas

    02/08/2010 5:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 961+ views
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2010 | Penn Jillette, Special to CNN
    President Obama made a couple of stupid little jokes about Vegas. He uses our Las Vegas as a symbol. Everyone knows what Vegas means. Doc Pomus wrote "Viva Las Vegas" for Elvis years before Doc ever visited Sin City and got everything right. Vegas means ... wild, irresponsible, what-happens-here-stays-here. Smoke cigars, have sex with strangers, get wasted and see stupid shows with stupid Elvis impersonators doing stupid impressions of that stupid hillbilly. That's an image we know and love in Vegas. It's the image we spend our stupidly low tax money to promote. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas"...
  • Elitists must swallow Tea

    02/08/2010 4:03:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 696+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/10 | David Keene
    The Tea Partiers have spooked the political establishment. Many Washington insiders who cling to their faith in democracy while deathly afraid that people unlike themselves might actually get involved in politics are busy assuring each other at cocktail parties and on Sunday talk shows that the newly involved will lose interest before the next election. Or, better yet, they might turn on the Republicans who have thus far been the beneficiaries of their numbers and energy. The phenomenon began with last year’s town hall meetings. Hundreds and then thousands of people showed up at congressional town halls traditionally attended by...
  • Holder: 'I Don't Apologize'

    02/05/2010 12:51:00 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies · 692+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/05/10 | Jane Mayer
    Attorney General Eric Holder has not entirely given the left the change from Bush that it desired—a former Bush administration lawyer says Holder has preserved about 85 percent of Bush’s counterterrorism policies—but in one area, the break is clear: trying terrorist suspects in criminal courts. “I don’t apologize for what I’ve done,” Holder tells The New Yorker. “History will show that the decisions we’ve made are the right ones.” Holder hits back at his critics over the handling of the attempted Christmas Day bombing, noting that every single terrorist suspect arrested inside the U.S. was treated as a civilian criminal....
  • Aide: Sex tape shows Edwards' 'arrogance and hubris'

    02/01/2010 2:41:36 PM PST · by NCjim · 43 replies · 1,935+ views
    WRAL ^ | February 1, 2010
    New York — Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was so cavalier about his illicit relationship with a campaign staffer that he allowed her to make a videotape of a sexual encounter and never ensured it was destroyed, a former top aide said Monday. In a one-on-one interview with WRAL News two days after the release of his tell-all book about Edwards' campaign and affair, Andrew Young said he thinks John and Elizabeth Edwards became so power-hungry that they lost their moral compasses as they chased a bid for the White House.
  • When the elites deign to sneer

    02/01/2010 4:20:50 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 8 replies · 884+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Feb. 1, 2010 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    'NOT ALL populism is bad," writes Kimberly A. Strassel in the Jan. 29 Wall Street Journal. Presumably, the hoi polloi should be grateful for Ms. Strassel's qualified approval. Apparently, graduating from Princeton in 1994 with a B.A. in public policy and international affairs, as Ms. Strassel did, gives you the intellectual authority to decide which political beliefs of the man on the street are legitimate. The pronouncement by Lady Strassel is risible. Why an Ivy League education imbues you with a greater degree of righteousness than those who lack such education is not immediately apparent to anyone who doesn't have...
  • Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism

    01/31/2010 6:26:52 AM PST · by La Lydia · 49 replies · 1,543+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2010 | Steve Lohr
    The more, the better. That’s the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the “wisdom of the crowd” and “open innovation.” Assemble all the contributions in the digital suggestion box, we’re told in books and academic research, and the result will be collective intelligence. Yet Apple, a creativity factory meticulously built by Steven P. Jobs since he returned to the company in 1997, suggests another innovation formula — one more elitist and individual. This approach is reflected in the company’s latest potentially game-changing gadget, the iPad tablet, unveiled last week....
  • U.S. Military Serving as Chauffeurs, Babysitters for Pelosi Kids: Receipts Will Blow Your Mind

    01/30/2010 11:46:39 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 117 replies · 5,849+ views
    directorblue.blogspot.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2010 | Doug Ross
    Meet the Pelosi family! Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Judicial Watch uncovered thousands of pages of travel documents related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of military aircraft. What hasn't been revealed so far is that military aircraft are being used to shuttle Pelosi's kids and grandkids between DC and San Francisco without any Congressional representatives even onboard! Put simply, the United States Air Force is serving as a multi-billion dollar chauffeur- and baby-sitting service for Nancy Pelosi's kids and grandkids -- presumably because commercial travel is beneath the families of the autocrats. But this couldn't be a...
  • Edmund Burke, Boob Bait & The Elite

    01/26/2010 6:34:42 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 11 replies · 539+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/25/2010 | Richard Williams
    Michael Barone, who was once a senior writer at US News & World Report but who now writes for the Washington Examiner, has written an excellent piece about what pseudo-conservative David Brooks has called--"the educated class" or what Barone calls, "the elite, university-educated, often secular professionals." God bless him. Anyone who reads this blog with any regularity knows that elites are a favorite target here--that avocation just dovetails very nicely with my Scots-Irish populist heritage; not that disdain for elites belongs solely to Scots-Irish--almost everyone dislikes snobbish, arrogant, condescending individuals.
  • What Recession? White House 'Photo of the Day' Shows Michelle Obama Wearing $2,763 Coat

    01/20/2010 7:59:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 324 replies · 14,732+ views
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    With the nation still mired in a deep recession that has millions of Americans experiencing economic ruin, the Obama administration marked Barack Obama's one-year anniversary as president by displaying a photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a $2,763 designer coat as the 'White House photo of the day' on the front page of WhiteHouse.gov.First Lady Michelle Obama greets a young visitor touring the White House during a surprise visit in the Blue Room with family dog Bo on the anniversary of the inauguration, Jan. 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)Nola Weinstein, Fashion Editor for Glam.com noted...
  • BROWN RESPONDS TO OBAMA ON THE TRUCK!

    01/17/2010 7:43:13 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies · 4,457+ views
    HUB POLITICS.COM ^ | 17 JANUARY 2010 | SCOTT BROWN
    ZERO said that "Everybody can buy a truck." Scott Brown replied: Mr. President, unfortunately in this economy, not everybody can buy a truck. My goal is to change that by cutting spending, lowering taxes and letting people keep more of their own money.
  • Tea Party rattles America's educated class

    01/10/2010 1:53:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 3,042+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | January 10, 2010 | Mitch Potter, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON–Barely a week into a new decade that will redefine America's place in the world, the feisty yet fractious Tea Party movement is readying its next brew. A landmark Tennessee convention in early February is aimed at transforming a year of caffeinated conservative rage into a political force to make heads roll. Sarah Palin will serve as pourer-in-chief, guaranteeing the firebrand former Alaska governor a bully pulpit from which to bash President Barack Obama. Who, in this instance, will be a victim of terrible timing, as Palin's critique is scheduled hard on the heels of Obama's State of the Union...
  • Why Jews Like Me Hate Sarah Palin

    01/07/2010 10:11:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 224 replies · 5,670+ views
    Jewschool ^ | January 7, 2009
    Yesterday I was on the subway, and I didn’t get a seat. This happens often. As I hung onto the bar, I threw up a little in my mouth. Why? The woman sitting right in front of my waist was reading Going Rogue. Why would a Black woman from Harlem or the Bronx (my stop on the express train is the first after it passes through the Bronx and Harlem) be reading Sarah Palin’s stupid book? There was a post on Gawker today, by Pareene, asking “Why do the Jews hate Sarah Palin so much?” I dug a little deeper,...
  • If you were in charge of Obama's image, would you post this picture on your website?

    01/03/2010 1:05:23 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 35 replies · 2,390+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/3/2010 | Moneyrunner
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Hawaii Vacation

    12/28/2009 7:16:00 PM PST · by kristinn · 171 replies · 17,241+ views
    Monday, December 28, 2009 | Kristinn
    Photo: Huffington Post.Photo: New York Magazine. Barack Obama enjoys living like a king, so why shouldn't Michelle Obama live like a queen?The First Lady was photographed last night in Hawaii wearing $635 per pair designer shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.The shoe style is called "Leather open toe flat pumps." It features a "thin nude leather strap across the top of the toe."A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy and working for the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work 88 hours (without taxes taken out) to make enough to pay for Michelle...
  • What will latte-swilling liberals drive now?

    12/19/2009 12:25:55 PM PST · by KingOfVagabonds · 44 replies · 1,615+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | 12/18/09 | Matt Hardigree
    With today's news of Saab's death and Volvo's impending sale to China, what brand is left to fill "English Dept. Faculty Only" parking spaces at liberal institutions of higher ed? More bluntly, what will latté-swilling liberal Northeasterners drive now?
  • The Pathology of the Rich Socialist

    12/12/2009 10:56:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies · 2,132+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    People such as George Soros and Michael Moore certainly talk a good game, but the next Mother Teresa they are not. Mother Teresa never criticized the free-market system; wealth just wasn't for her. Soros and Moore are quite the opposite. They will never take a vow of poverty and dedicate themselves to helping the poor. They just want our civilization to take a vow of poverty and become poor. This has caused many to wonder: How can someone preach socialism while being the most rapacious "capitalist" imaginable? Well, I have a theory about this. It has often been observed that...
  • Sarah Palin Divides The GOP Elite (elitists take a poll)

    12/10/2009 2:36:39 PM PST · by Kells · 95 replies · 2,341+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 10 2009 | Chris Good
    Sarah Palin may draw ecstatic crowds in "real America," but among Republican insiders in Washington, she's not so popular. National Journal's annual Insiders Poll issue will come out Friday, but we've got some early results; the most interesting finding is how many GOP insiders and members of Congress listed Palin as one of their least favorite members of the party. Palin was the top response when 85 GOP strategists and insiders were asked, "Which voice in your party would you most like to mute?" 28 percent listed Palin; Republican National Committee Chairman Michael came in second, with 12 percent. [...]...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges

    12/06/2009 6:41:21 AM PST · by Schnucki · 33 replies · 1,237+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | December 6, 2009 | Andrew Gilligan
    Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough. On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the "summit to save the world", which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200. "We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention," she says. "But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report." Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals...
  • Schwarzenegger & Shriver's Daughter Leaves Dressing Room 'in Shambles'

    11/11/2009 3:39:29 PM PST · by george76 · 117 replies · 4,199+ views
    Emily's Post ^ | 11/10/09 | Emily Miller
    Shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Washington, D.C. recently, Maria Shriver and her daughter left all the clothes the daughter tried on -- but didn't purchase -- on the floor of the dressing room. The sales staff was shocked that Shriver allowed her daughter, whose father is California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, to leave her rejects in a pile during their visit in mid-October. "She left the dressing room in a shambles," according to a sales clerk. "Why doesn't Maria Shriver teach her daughter manners and respect for others?" Shriver writes: "My role model, like most daughters, was my mother. She...
  • Breaking the Hippie Spell at the White House

    10/30/2009 2:06:24 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies · 659+ views
    Canada Freepress ^ | October 30, 2009 | Judi McLeod
    Anti-establishment aging hippies from the 1960s are now the Czars having a field day with a Marxist agenda. In the upside down world that comes with Barack Obama in the White House, everything is a prop—including Old Glory. “One of the 20 finalists in health care video contest run by Barack Obama’s campaign arm features a mural of an American flag splattered with health care graffiti until it’s covered completely by black paint.” (politico.com, Oct. 28, 2009.) “The video is accompanied by the sound of a heart monitor pumping and then flat-lining—words such as “pre-existing conditions”, “homeless” and “death panel”...
  • Carla Bruni 'is a modern-day Marie Antoinette': French magazine slams First Lady as self-obsessed

    10/29/2009 2:40:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies · 20,126+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2009 | Peter Allen
    France's leading high society magazine has today produced a devastating portrait of Carla Bruni as the country's new Marie Antoinette. Point de Vue presents the 41-year-old First Lady as a daffy multi-millionaire socialite who does very little real work, and who is completely out of touch with ordinary people. The attack by the Paris weekly, which specialises in covering the lives of aristocrats and European royalty, will come as a huge blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy as he tries to play down his monarchichal style.
  • First Daughters Not Vaccinated Against H1N1

    10/25/2009 1:18:09 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 288 replies · 13,661+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | Anne Marie Riha
    President Obama's school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.
  • Another Self-Important Elitist Attacks Governor Palin

    10/07/2009 7:17:00 PM PDT · by euram · 28 replies · 924+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | 10-07-09 | Doug Brady
    Apparently Governor Palin's timely entry into the debate offended the sensibilities of Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute. In an article in the Financial Times, Ornstein was asked to comment: “The dollar has always been a testosterone issue among America’s political classes,” says Norm Ornstein, a veteran analyst at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “This time there may be a legitimate debate to be had over the dollar’s reserve status, but Sarah Palin is not qualified to participate in it.”
  • Obama's American "Ideal": Coming To A Town Near You

    10/05/2009 10:58:57 PM PDT · by Pitcairn · 3 replies · 661+ views
    www.politicalcastaway.com ^ | 06 Oct 09 | Pitcairn
    We used to think that this was fantasy. Welcome to the coming reality sponsored by America's "cosmopolitan" elite who "know" what is good for the rest of America.
  • The New Ruling Class

    10/03/2009 3:23:54 PM PDT · by radioone · 7 replies · 592+ views
    Of Thee I Sing 1776 ^ | September 29, 2009 | Hal Gershowitz and Stephen Porter
    To paraphrase T.S. Eliot “this is the way freedom ends, not with a bang but a whimper.”
  • Ralph Nader, Fiction Writer (Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!)

    09/23/2009 3:46:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Time ^ | 9/23/09 | Tim Morrison
    Ralph Nader has been many things: lawyer, consumer-rights bulldog, political activist and perennial third-party presidential candidate. He has now added a new title to his business card: fiction writer. His latest book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, is a 700-page populist fantasy in which a small group of billionaires and media moguls — led by Warren Buffett and including Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Cosby, Yoko Ono and Phil Donahue — pool their massive resources to reform the U.S. With the help of a $15 billion war chest and a p.r. campaign starring a talking parrot, the group successfully...
  • OPERATION Can You Hear Us Now - Targets Big Media!!! Save the date - 10/17/09

    09/15/2009 7:18:27 AM PDT · by Ibleedred · 94 replies · 6,284+ views
    Website - OperationCanYouHearUsNow.com ^ | September 15th, 2009 | Webmaster
    Obviously, the "main stream" media are hard of hearing and seeing. About 2 million mad-as-hell taxpayers assembling in Washington, D.C. for the largest-ever (most well-behaved ever, most respectful ever) protest did not make it onto their radar screens (or our TV screens). They need our help. Maybe we cannot repeat an assembly of 2 million mad-as-hell taxpaying patriots in one place, but surely those who longed to go and couldn't would love to be a part of Operation "Can You Hear Us Now?" I'll bet for every one patriot who went to D.C. there are 10-20 more who wished they...
  • The dark side of Martha's Vineyard

    08/28/2009 11:04:33 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 1,534+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 29, 2009 | Tom Leonard
    Beneath its idyllic exterior, Martha's Vineyard – beloved holiday destination of America's well-heeled – is rife with depression, alcoholism, drug abuse and domestic violence. America's First Family will wave goodbye to Martha's Vineyard tomorrow after a week's holiday on an island whose name is rarely uttered without the epithet "idyllic". As President Obama flies his family back home to Washington, they will rapidly be followed by an armada of private jets from the tiny local airport. After next weekend's Labour Day holiday, the exodus of billionaire businessmen, media tycoons and Hollywood stars who summer on the island will be complete....
  • US elite turns out for Kennedy funeral

    08/29/2009 10:11:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 958+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/09 | Sebastian Smith
    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AFP) – President Barack Obama, three former presidents and the nation's elite gathered Saturday at a grand Catholic funeral for Edward Kennedy, America's legendary political patriarch. A who's who of the country's movers and shakers, including much of the US Congress, crammed into the pews of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a historic church in Boston. Obama was to deliver the eulogy at the Mass, after which Kennedy's flag-draped coffin was to be flown to Washington for burial at Arlington National Cemetery, alongside his assassinated elder brothers John and Robert. Earlier, Kennedy's widow, Vicki, fought...
  • "Ghetto Girl": Michelle Obama and the Martha's Vineyard black elite

    08/24/2009 4:47:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 65 replies · 4,157+ views
    SFGate: City Brights ^ | 8/24/9 | Belva Davis
    Are you ready? Here's a quick lesson in African American social history. For more than a century, the East Coast black elite, including prominent artists, intellectuals and financially secure professionals, has gathered on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, to relax and spend time with one another. By tradition, other ethnic groups do the same, and while the groups mingle socially, they largely live in segregated communities on the island. The black community has always summered near the town of Oak Bluffs, on the Island's northern coast. virtualtourist.comDock at Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard The idea that...
  • Obama and the Black Elite (Clubby World of Debutantes and BMWs)

    08/21/2009 6:31:51 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 57 replies · 2,228+ views
    TheDailyBeast ^ | August 21, 2009 | 8:22pm | Patricia J. Williams
    As the first family departs for Martha’s Vineyard, Patricia Williams says the trip illuminates their delicate relationship with the black upper class—a clubby world of debutantes and BMWs. When President Barack Obama appointed Valerie Jarrett as his senior advisor and Desiree Rogers as White House social secretary, there was, among the mainstream media, a bit of muffled gasping about from where on earth such designer-clad doyennes might have emerged. In what hidden universe do black people exist who can actually distinguish a fish knife from a shoe horn? And are there more of them? In what hidden universe do black...
  • Playing to the Middle (NYTimes Elitist Slams JCPenney)

    08/21/2009 7:05:21 AM PDT · by devane617 · 12 replies · 842+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 08/11/2009 | Cintra Wilson
    See article for story...Forbes did a story yesterday regarding this story and here is a quote: "Just in time for back to school, mall mainstay J.C. Penney got interesting. Thanks to a nasty New York Times review of its new store across from competitor Macy's ( M - news - people ) in New York's Herald Square, fans from Savanna to San Francisco as well as bloggers and journalists kept J.C. Penney ( JCP - news - people ) in print for a week solid. They're irate with writer Cintra Wilson and her comments regarding the "obese mannequins" and "Middle...
  • VIDEO: Rep. Frank Talks Down Constituents: "What's The Matter With You All?"

    08/18/2009 6:32:26 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 26 replies · 1,988+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 18, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Barney Frank has a heated town hall with his constituents. At one point, the local party chairman attempts to remove a constituent from the meeting.
  • Elite Meltdown

    08/16/2009 2:56:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 43 replies · 2,023+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2009 | Nancy Morgan
    The face-off between the ruling party and the people continues to unfold, as Democrat politicians hold town hall meetings across the country to build support for the Obama administration's latest power grab, misleadingly labeled 'health care reform.' The faux outrage politicians manufacture on demand has been replaced by real outrage. Outrage at the American people for failing to understand the nuances, the broad outline of a 1,000 page plus bill that most politicians haven't even read. Hey, that's what staff is for, explained new Democrat, Arlen Spector. Peons from fly-over country are daring to challenge the carefully scripted and (deliberately?)...
  • SORRY, SNOBS: TOWN-HALL RAGE IS REAL DEMOCRACY

    08/14/2009 3:17:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 808+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 14, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    THE best moment of almost every YouTube video of the raucous town-hall meetings on health care is the same: It's the nonplussed look on the face of the senators and congressmen who have rarely suffered such indignity. Be assured: No one talks to them that way in the "members only" elevators in the US Capitol. Nancy Pelosi and Co. insist that the town-hall protesters are the tools of special interests. Not likely. Almost all of the special interests have been enticed or bullied into cooperating with ObamaCare. President Obama and the Democrats may still imagine themselves insurgents storming the gates,...
  • FIRST LADY REQUIRES MORE THAN TWENTY ATTENDANTS (Apologies for Deja Vu)

    08/09/2009 9:16:08 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 77 replies · 3,896+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7-7-09 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    "In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much",she said. "See, that's why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service". --Michelle Obama-- ...No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn't perform any official duties. But this hasn't deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession. Just think Mary Lincoln...
  • Boxer Objects To Health Care Protesters' "Attire" (video)

    08/05/2009 6:56:39 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 53 replies · 1,764+ views
    YouTube ^ | Unknown
    See Video at link. Barbara Boxer complains that protestors at the Town Hall meetings, etc. aren't well dressed!
  • Dress for Redress: Sen. Boxer-approved protest wear!

    08/05/2009 12:32:15 PM PDT · by inkling · 47 replies · 2,071+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2009 | Jon
    Barbara Boxer is on to us, chums. Last evening, California's junior senator appeared on MSNBC and averred that those of us protesting the Democrats' health care reform are far too well-dressed to be authentic. Alas, I knew I should have left my spats and walking stick back at the manor. "I saw some of the clips of people storming these townhall meetings," multi-millionaire Sen. Boxer told  multi-millionaire Chris Matthews. "The last time I saw well-dressed people doing this, was when Al Gore asked me to go down to Florida when they were recounting the ballots, and I was confronted with...
  • VIDEO: Sen Boxer: 'Well-dressed' protesters at Town Halls are out to 'hurt our president'...

    08/05/2009 2:17:55 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 39 replies · 1,470+ views
    No wonder California is a disaster , they elect idiots like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV84OBtGpSQ
  • The Arena: Are Birthers Dangerous (shocking, bigoted opinions of Constitutionalists-timing?)

    08/03/2009 10:09:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 85 replies · 1,983+ views
    Politico ^ | 8-3-09 | various elites
    Walter Russell Mead Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, CFR: ### “Birthers,” like other fringe groups of angry, obsessional conspiracy-theorists who pop up in American society from time to time, are not, as a group, particularly dangerous. Like those who believe that 9/11 was a CIA plot, or those who thought that FDR knowingly permitted the attack on Pearl Harbor, they remind us that some of our fellow citizens are so alienated from the normal channels of communication and information in our society that any allegation seems more credible than the predictable denials of...
  • Obama's Arrogance Seeping Through [Stupidgate, ObamaCare, Pay Caps and Sergeant Crowley]

    07/30/2009 7:55:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,195+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 30, 2009 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    First reactions are always telling. When a person is caught unprepared and speaks off the cuff, you can see their true beliefs. By calling the actions of Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley "stupid," Obama showed his true feelings. He moved from being the post-racial president and revealed that counter to his election campaign protests to the contrary, he was listening to the sermons of hate-mongering Rev. Jeremiah Wright. But even more troubling, Obama demonstrated his arrogance, a very dangerous character flaw for a president to possess. Near the end of his primetime news conference, Obama cavalierly answered a question on...
  • Is Obama a Snob?

    07/28/2009 3:14:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 1,770+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2009 | Bernie Quigley
    Did Harvard’s Professor Gates sink Obama? On July 21, Dick Morris commented in The Hill that superficially, the United States appears to have a presidential system, but in fact it more and more resembles a parliamentary form of government. When a president loses the approval of the majority of the voters and polls reflect that his ratings have fallen substantially below 50 percent, he loses his power. Then on Saturday, the Rasmussen Reports Daily Tracking Poll reported that for the first time 49 percent of voters say they only somewhat approve of the president's performance. This was the second straight...
  • Professor Gates’s Tricycle (Gates an arrogant elitist)

    07/25/2009 7:19:28 PM PDT · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 44 replies · 1,872+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 25, 2009 | William Kristol
    William Kristol of The Weekly Standard writes: A friend sends along this link, apropos my comment last night on the Special Report panel that President Obama’s instinctive identification with Professor Gates (and his willingness to attack Sergeant Crowley without knowing the facts) was as much about class as race. In a short note in the August 2007 Travel and Leisure magazine, Gates explains why Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard is his favorite place: “I started going to Oak Bluffs in 1981 and fell in love with the light. It reminded me of the light in the south of France, near...