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  • White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain

    07/29/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats, after describing such claims as "100 per cent false". By Jon Swaine, Washington 7:53PM BST 29 Jul 2012 Aides to Mr Obama were furious after The Daily Telegraph disclosed last week that Mitt Romney planned to restore the Jacob Epstein sculpture to its home under George W Bush from 2001 to 2009. "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again,"...
  • Obama scores well for first year on ethics, say watchdog groups

    12/27/2009 6:32:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/09 | Kevin Bogardus
    President Barack Obama scores well among ethics watchdog groups in his first year in office, though they’d still like to see more from the president. Obama has wielded the power of the White House to craft an executive order that limited lobbyist hires in his administration, push federal agencies to share more of their data with the public and begin releasing visitor records for the executive complex on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • So much for the Greatest Transition in World History

    08/24/2009 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 4 replies · 510+ views
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | August 24, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    A New York Times headline yesterday read: “Obama’s Team Is Lacking Most of Its Top Players.” Yes, so much for the Greatest Transition in World History (a point expounded on in the introduction to Culture of Corruption, where I note that for all the hype about Obama’s brilliant, efficient, amazingly genius transition team, Obama failed to beat the pace of the Reagan White House, which had 73 officials confirmed by Day 100 compared to Obama’s 65 — and which avoided the bungles and baggage that Obama’s botched nominees brought with them.) The bottom line so far, the NYT now reports:...
  • Obama's First 100 Days: The anti-life plan is now established

    08/16/2009 5:51:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 647+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 05.08.09 | Fr. Alphonse de Valk
    By Fr. Alphonse de Valk, Editor, Catholic InsightMay 8, 2009 ( - Catholic Insight, Canada's national Catholic magazine of news, analysis and opinion, recently issued a review of U.S. President Barack Obama's first 50 days in office. It has now updated it to reflect his first 100 days and the revised article is presented below. The anti-life assault beginsThe election of Barack Obama as president, Catholic Insight stated in a November 3, 2008 press release, would turn out to be a disaster for the advance of a pro-life culture.  On the most important cultural issue of all, the equality and...
  • Ron Paul: Obama 'deserves an F'

    08/06/2009 4:34:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,260+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-08-06 | Andy Barr
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Thursday that President Barack Obama deserves a failing grade for his first 200 days in office. The libertarian-minded Republican ultimately graded the president at a just-passing “D” when asked to rate Obama’s performance during an interview on CNN’s “American Morning,” though only because he decided to factor in extenuating circumstances. “I’d probably give them a D. He deserves an F, but I give him a D to make one point is that he's not responsible for this mess,” Paul said. “The last administration has a lot to do with this. The Congress has a lot...
  • Obama's first act as President EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 banning release of any of his records

    07/30/2009 9:19:37 AM PDT · by kaizen · 59 replies · 27,117+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 21, 2009 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 - - - - - - - PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures governing the assertion of executive privilege by incumbent and former Presidents in connection with the release of Presidential records by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pursuant to the Presidential Records Act of 1978, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Definitions. For purposes...
  • US exports to Iran up in Obama's first months

    06/21/2009 8:54:52 AM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 451+ views
    ap ^ | 6/20/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON – Iran spent nearly twice as much on U.S. imports during President Barack Obama's first months in office as it did during the same period in 2008, showing that despite trade penalties and tense relations, the two countries are still doing business.
  • President Palin’s First 100 Days A Near Disaster (Victor Davis Hanson)

    05/16/2009 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 44 replies · 2,344+ views
    NRO ^ | May 15, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    WASHINGTON — The first 100 days of the Palin presidency, according to a consensus of media commentators, have proven a near disaster. Perhaps it was Palin’s scant two years’ experience in a major government position that has eroded her gravitas, or maybe it was her flirty reliance on looks and informal chit-chat. In any case, the press has had a field day, and it is hard to see how President Palin can ever recover from the Quayle/potatoe syndrome. Here is a roundup of this week’s pundit mockery. LET THEM EAT MOOSE “Ted Stevens may have gotten off,” wrote Bob Herbert...
  • President Palin’s First 100 Days

    05/15/2009 2:12:40 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 23 replies · 1,480+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/15/2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first 100 days of the Palin presidency, according to a consensus of media commentators, have proven a near disaster. Perhaps it was Palin’s scant two years’ experience in a major government position that has eroded her gravitas, or maybe it was her flirty reliance on looks and informal chit-chat. In any case, the press has had a field day, and it is hard to see how President Palin can ever recover from the Quayle/potatoe syndrome. Here is a roundup of this week’s pundit mockery. LET THEM EAT MOOSE “Ted Stevens may have gotten off,” wrote Bob...
  • Consumer Spending Drops 0.4%, Far More Than Expected

    05/13/2009 5:32:18 PM PDT · by FromLori · 21 replies · 712+ views
    Consumers went away in March, and stayed away in April. Anyone looking for further validation that the economy is on the mend didn't find it in the April U.S. retail sales numbers out of the Commerce Department this morning. Sales fell 0.4% from the prior month, far exceeding the economist consensus expectation of 0.1%. This is the second month in a row of declining sales. Sales in March were revised down, decreasing 1.3% instead of 1.2%. That means the turn around from January and February, when sales rose, was far sharper than earlier reported. Sales had fallen for the last...

    05/13/2009 1:32:13 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 8 replies · 812+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | MAY 13, 2009 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Neal Boortz @ May 13, 2009 8:32 AM The Media Research Center did an analysis of the lamestream media's coverage of Obama's first 100 days. Guess what? Turns out that they have done a great job of sending tingles up their legs but a lousy job acting as watchdogs. MRC analysts looked at all 982 broadcast evening news stories about Obama and his administration from Inauguration Day (January 20) through April 29. Here are some of the interesting, though not surprising, things that they found: - Obama's first 100 days were defined by massive spending, aggressive intervention in the private...
  • Home Prices in U.S. Drop Most on Record in Quarter

    05/12/2009 2:39:41 PM PDT · by FromLori · 6 replies · 566+ views
    me prices in the U.S. dropped the most on record in the first quarter from a year earlier as banks sold seized homes and foreclosures in California and Florida dominated sales.
  • Cheerleaders for the Revolution - Network Coverage of Barack Obama’s First 100 Days

    05/11/2009 1:12:56 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 8 replies · 746+ views
     During his first 100 days as President, Barack Obama has pushed an audaciously liberal agenda which, if enacted, would have radical consequences for America for decades. With Democrats enjoying monopoly control of the House and Senate, the news media have a professional duty to scrutinize those policies, and give audiences both sides of the story — not just the perspective of a powerful Chief Executive. Unfortunately, a Media Research Center analysis of ABC, CBS and NBC evening news coverage of President Obama’s first 100 days in office shows network reporters have failed as watchdogs. The networks have raised few doubts...
  • Obama's Air Force One in Shootdown Scare Over New York City

    05/10/2009 6:06:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 2,507+ views
    FourWinds10 ^ | April 28, 2009 | Sorcha Faal
    Russian Military Officers are reporting to Prime Minister Putin this morning that President Obama [pictured top left with UN Secretary General Ban] was stopped by US Air Force fighter jets while Air Force One was attempting to land in New York City where Obama was scheduled to meet UN, Russian and Chinese diplomats for what the White House had communicated was ‘critical and vital’ information relating the influenza pandemic currently overrunning the World. Though the US propaganda media is portraying this shocking incident involving the most secure aircraft in the World as a ‘photo op’ staged by the Pentagon, statements...
  • Obama's 100 Days in Foreign Policy: Triumph of the Personal

    05/09/2009 9:44:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 400+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | May 09th 2009
    April 27, 2009 Obama's 100 Days in Foreign Policy: Triumph of the Personal Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. In his first 100 days in office, President Barack Obama completed two whirlwind tours of Europe and Latin America. His message on both continents was simple: America has made many mistakes in the past, but we're ready now to listen to others and be more flexible. I t was a hugely popular message that brought him thunderous applause, particularly when he criticized or apologized for America--to an extent that no other sitting American President had done before on foreign soil. The question is...
  • The Peaceful Revolution's First 100 Days

    05/09/2009 4:59:54 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 1 replies · 387+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | By Mark Alexander
    Last fall, Barack Hussein Obama pledged that his administration would carry out a "fundamental transformation of the United States of America." Today, as we reflect on the first 100 days of the Obama regime's occupation of the executive branch, with Party allegiance in the legislative branch, it pains me to report that he has exceeded the wildest expectations of his Socialist constituencies. In the wake of last year's "October Surprise" (the catastrophic meltdown of the nation's largest financial institutions), his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, said of Obama's strategy, "Rule 1: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They...
  • Fred Thompson: Obama Gets An 'F' on First 100 Days

    05/08/2009 2:54:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,971+ views
    NEwsmax ^ | 4/29/09 | staff
    Former Senator, TV star and presidential candidate Fred Thompson gives President Barack Obama a failing grade for his performance in his first 100 days in office. In an exclusive Newsmax interview, the Tennessee Republican declared: “In the most important areas that affect our country, that is our economy and national security, I’d give him an F in both categories." See Video: Fred Thompson slams Obama's first 100 Days - Click Here Now| “Domestically he is leading us down the road to economic disaster . . . We’re going to be facing trillion-dollar deficits every year for as far as the...
  • Obama's First 100 Days In Office - Plus Rubin's Song

    05/08/2009 9:33:07 AM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 2 replies · 356+ views
    Edward L. Daley's YouTube Channel ^ | May 5, 2009 | Edward L. Daley
    Check out my latest video regarding Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, done in a comedic vain.
  • U.S. sheds fewest jobs in 6 months (Classic Reuters spin on Obama's 8.9% unemployment news)

    05/08/2009 9:31:17 AM PDT · by dead · 22 replies · 1,009+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 May 2009 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers cut 539,000 jobs last month, the fewest since October, according to government data on Friday that signaled the economy's steep decline may be easing. The unemployment rate, however, soared to 8.9 percent, the highest since September 1983, from 8.5 percent in March and job losses in March and February were a combined 66,000 steeper than previously estimated, the Labor Department said. A big 72,000 jump in government payrolls tempered the overall job-loss figure. Private sector employment fell by 611,000 in April after a 693,000 job decline in March.
  • Michelle Obama Brings Out Dress from President Obama's First Day in Office (Barf!)

    05/06/2009 2:13:58 PM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 70 replies · 1,778+ views
    The Daily News ^ | May 6th, 2009 | BY Amy Diluna
    For her first visit here as First Lady, Michelle Obama recycled a wardrobe staple. She shopped her closet and picked a Tracy Feith dress that she's worn before for a meet-and-greet at the U.S. mission to the UN Tuesday afternoon.snipAt the podium, Obama's voice quivered with emotion as she told the crowd she never imagined she'd be a role model for girls around the globe.snip"Seeing as how Michelle is the greatest First Lady we've ever known, not to take anything away from the other First Ladies, but I think its so fantastic that she's tonight's guest and leads the pack...
  • Good things Obama has done so far...

    05/05/2009 3:16:49 PM PDT · by MSU · 71 replies · 6,828+ views
    Help me out here. This is serious. I am trying to think of ANYTHING good Obama has done so far. Something actually good for the country. Can anybody suggest anything? Are we close to a top ten list?
  • Was Last Week the Media's Worst? (coverage of Obama's first 100 days was truly nauseating)

    05/05/2009 3:05:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 836+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/5/2009 | Christian Toto
    Has it really been 100 days of fawning press coverage of President Barack Obama? Actually, it’s a lot more. It began at least a year before he wrested the 2008 Democratic nomination out of Hillary Clinton’s hands. But the coverage of the “first 100 days” may have sunk to a new low. It seems only yesterday when mainstream news outlets first started lobbing softballs at 1600 Pennsylvania’s newest occupant. But the media template on the new president, as conservative talker Rush Limbaugh so often dubs it, was perfected in just three short months. Cool. Self assured. Calm. Masterful. And the...
  • Obama the Untested

    05/05/2009 6:30:29 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 12 replies · 790+ views ^ | 5/5/2009 | Robert D. Kaplan
    The American media has just released an avalanche of reports assessing President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office. Ignore it all. It doesn’t matter. The revealing part of his presidency hasn’t begun yet. At about this point in his presidency, George W. Bush had, with the help of his secretary of state, Colin Powell, just won the release of the crew of a U.S. spy plane from China, leading the world media elite to declare Bush a pragmatic president in foreign affairs, and Powell his most important advisor. As for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, it was said that he...
  • Bush Library raises $100 million in 100 days

    05/04/2009 2:07:08 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies · 1,624+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/4/2009 | Cavuto
    Cavuto reports that donations are pouring in for the presidential library of former President George W. Bush. In 100 days, he's raised $100 million - an amount that former President Bill Clinton planned to raise in one year.
  • Criminal charges filed against ACORN, two employees [massive voter fraud in 2008]

    05/04/2009 12:28:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 2,453+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 2009-05-04 | Mary Manning
    Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Secretary of State Ross Miller announced Monday that voter registration fraud charges have been filed against an organization that works with low-income people and two of its employees in its Las Vegas office. The complaint includes 26 counts of voter fraud and 13 counts for compensating those registering voters, both felonies. The Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, Inc., also known as ACORN, operated a Las Vegas office that helped register low-income voters last year. Throughout 2008, ACORN employed canvassers to register people to vote in Nevada, the complaint said. ACORN paid the...
  • I Have Figured Out One Thing About The President

    05/04/2009 7:17:32 AM PDT · by ignorancerunsrampant · 21 replies · 989+ views
    5/4/2009 | me
    I believe that today is something like day 104 and Barack Obama has had 320 news conferences. This guy loves to hear himself talk. But it is more than that. The president is doing one of two things. First, he is either getting things done, or second, he is telling you what he is going to get done. The 320 news conferences are to tell you what he is going to get done because he is getting nothing done. If we are not feeling good about the state of the economy maybe constantly hearing how he is going to make...
  • Obama’s First 100 Days Just Flu By, Didn’t They? -- He really has no idea what the hell he's doing

    05/04/2009 5:48:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 1,296+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 3, 2009 | Jayme Evans
    Barack Obama’s first 100 days just flu by, didn’t they? About the only thing to pass over the heads of Americans faster than the first three months of Obama’s first (and hopefully only) term was that Top-Secret, but apparently “routine” photo-op flight, where Air Force One, shadowed by F-16s, flew nearly nap-of-the-Earth and buzzed the tourists and office buildings in lower Manhattan. The only significance to Barack Obama’s first 100 days is that there are only 1,360 left, assuming he only serves one term. But since we have to live with Democrats and since Janet Napolitano and the Obama Administration...
  • It's no longer a laughing matter

    05/03/2009 11:19:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies · 3,105+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2009 | D.L. Hammack
    When the new administration took over Washington and our smiling, community activist, leader took the oath of office, the chuckles began as we witnessed the most expensive inauguration in US history and the start of the transformation of America. I giggled -- initially. This idol-worshipped man with absolutely no background or experience became our new President. I laughed at how America had been taken for a ride. When the President embarrassed America with his lame gift to the British Prime Minister, it was so sad it was funny. I giggled under my breath. When the One could not convey any...
  • Another steep drop in payrolls expected in April

    05/03/2009 7:00:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 1,231+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 05/03/09 | Rex Nutting
    Another steep drop in payrolls expected in April 580,000 lost jobs would be the least bad in six months By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch Last update: 10:13 a.m. EDT May 3, 2009 WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - U.S. workers lost jobs at a devastating rate again in April, but the expected loss of 580,000 would be least bad since October, economists said. Compared with what the economy has just seen, 580,000 lost jobs might look good. But in absolute terms, it'd be horrible. Aside from the current recession, it would be in percentage terms the eighth worst month for job losses in the...
  • Who's watching news scorecards on Obama?

    05/03/2009 4:48:55 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 8 replies · 1,198+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05-03-09 | By DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer
    As President Barack Obama passed his 100th day in office last week, two studies judged that the news media has given him more coverage, and more positive coverage, than his two predecessors at the same point in their terms. ..... Lichter's group did one of the studies, looking at evening news coverage and stories in The New York Times over 50 days. It found the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts devoted nearly 28 hours to the new Obama administration, more than they did during the same stretch in the Bush and Clinton presidencies combined. The tone of comments by...
  • 100 Days in the Footsteps of F.D.R. and L.B.J.

    05/03/2009 4:19:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 588+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 3, 2009 | SAM TANENHAUS
    In American politics, the symbolic and the concrete are seldom far apart. Consider the fanfare surrounding President Barack Obama’s 100th day in office. On the surface it seemed a classic instance of what the historian Daniel Boorstin once described as a “pseudo-event,” an exercise in public relations masquerading as news. “The celebration is held, photographs are taken, the occasion is widely reported,” Mr. Boorstin wrote of such staged episodes. The Obama administration itself took an equally jaundiced view at first. Robert Gibbs, Mr. Obama’s press secretary, promised that the 100th day, which fell on Wednesday, would be “not a ton...
  • Just In Case You Cared-106 U.S. Soldiers, 1342 Civilians Killed Since Obama Took Control

    04/29/2009 10:56:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies · 789+ views
    In the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... Just in case you forgot, Americans are STILL fighting and dying in two overseas wars, and innocent civilians continue to die in horrible ways. I can see how this could slip your mind, as you will no longer see ANY mention of these, AT ALL, on any alphabet network evening news shows. The "Daily Death Count Update's!" on the 30 minute network news broadcasts ENDED on Nov 4, the day Obama was elected. With a Democrat in the White House, American Soldier Deaths are no longer even WORTH reporting, as they now have...
  • CBS News Chief:Everybody,including Republicans,would say that his first 100 days have been great.

    05/03/2009 1:35:56 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 19 replies · 1,252+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 3, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Rick Kaplan apparently has been at the airplane glue again. In a New York Times piece discussing how much more favorable the news coverage has been to Obama than it was to both Bush and Clinton, Kaplan, the Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News, gave a whopper of a quote full of self-delusion, personal bias, and a keen ignorance of what the news is supposed to be.
  • CBS News Exec Kaplan: 'Everybody would have to say his first 100 days have been great'

    05/03/2009 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies · 1,201+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2009 | Michael M. Bates
    Today's Washington Post Web site carries the Associated Press story "Who's Watching News Scorecards on Obama?" Written by David Bauder, the piece begins by reporting: As President Barack Obama passed his 100th day in office last week, two studies judged that the news media has given him more coverage, and more positive coverage, than his two predecessors at the same point in their terms. Paragraphs later comes one explanation of the fawning mainstream media coverage: The newscasts reflect reality, said Rick Kaplan, executive producer of the "CBS Evening News." He said he believed that the president has done extraordinarily...
  • Ted Nugent: 100 days: So far, so bad

    05/03/2009 2:34:37 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 25 replies · 1,441+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | Sunday, May 03, 2009 | Ted Nugent
    President Truman had a sign on his desk that said, “The buck stops here.” If Barry Obama (B.O.) decides to place a sign on his desk in the Oval Office, I recommend he go with something such as, “Don’t point me at anything you don’t wish to destroy.” The destruction in the first 100 days of our sentence under B.O. is staggering: * He first follows through on a campaign promise to close Guantanamo Bay in a year, even though the subhuman debris are housed under nicer conditions than many of our heroic troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has...
  • Poll: Jews unwavering in support for Obama

    05/03/2009 2:01:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 130 replies · 2,886+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 3, 2009 | allison hoffman
    Despite fierce op-ed page debates over the Obama administration's actions so far on Israel, Iran and the Middle East as a whole, American Jews are unwavering in their support of the new president, according to a new Gallup poll. Tracking polls conducted through Obama's first 100 days in office show that 79 percent of Jews approve of Obama's performance so far, about the same percentage that voted for him last November. Only Muslims gave Obama higher approval ratings, with 85 percent responding that they approve of the president. Respondents who identified themselves as nonreligious also indicated overwhelming support, with 73%...
  • Obama’s 100 Days of Disappointment, Double Talk and Deception

    05/03/2009 1:43:51 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 5 replies · 599+ views
    Wednesday, April 29 marks the end of Obama’s first 100 days in office. All week long we can expect glowing tributes from the “news” media similar to the cheerleading we saw from them during the campaign. They seem to focus more on what Michelle Obama is wearing than what her husband is doing or more importantly, what he is NOT doing to address key problems in American economic, domestic and foreign policy. To provide some counterpoint to media cheerleading the following list, in rough chronological order, reminds us all of how Obama has failed to live up to his campaign...
  • The President Who Hates His Country

    05/03/2009 12:18:22 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 63 replies · 2,766+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | By Joan Swirsky Sunday, May 3, 2009 | By Joan Swirsky Sunday, May 3, 2009
    In the last century, the impassioned words and actions of patriots like Winston Churchill – along with America’s heroic help and sacrifice – saved Europe. The eloquence and actions of “I’ve been to the mountaintop” Martin Luther King Jr. brought America to an unprecedented level of social justice. The peerless oratory and tireless diplomacy of the man who would become Israel’s Foreign Minister, Abba Eban convinced the entire world that after the wanton murder of six-million Jews in the Holocaust its straggling survivors deserved their own state of Israel. The inspiring words and decisive actions of President Ronald Reagan ended...
  • Why black folks loved the first 100 days (barf)

    05/03/2009 7:06:15 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 59 replies · 2,091+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2:00 a.m. May 3, 2009 | Melissa Harris-Lacewell
    On April 27, The New York Times reported that the percentage of black Americans who believe race relations in America are generally good has doubled since July. This statistic forces me to ask: Why are African-Americans feeling so good about our country in a time of economic crisis and international conflict? It is not just the fact of a black president. Instead, with everyone analyzing the 100-day mark of Barack Obama's administration, I think the answer lies in understanding this historic moment through a black cultural lens. I believe African-Americans are feeling racially optimistic because they respect how our first...
  • The Tortured Rhetoric of the Reactionary Left

    05/03/2009 4:54:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,639+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 03, 2009 | Ben Voth
    The reactionary left has descended upon waterboarding as its new case study in why conservatives are diabolical and without conscience. The sad reality is that conservatives are reacting in the rather conventional manner of going on the defensive. Conservatives need to fight back more vigorously against this community now willing to name even Harry Truman as a war criminal alongside President Bush, Condoleeza Rice, Vice President Cheney, and so many more good citizens. The reactionaries of the Left are celebrating their own unique sense of jingoism that has come to dominate their political community since Vietnam. In this distinct and...
  • Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land Praises Obama Family Values (DAN GILGOFF)

    05/02/2009 9:29:20 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 103 replies · 1,630+ views
    I spoke today with Richard Land, public policy chief of the Southern Baptist Convention—the nation's largest evangelical denomination—and was struck by his praise of President Obama for living out "family values": Not enough religious conservatives are saying this: It's terribly important that [Obama] gives every indication of being a moral man who is demonstrably fond of his wife and children. I think that's important in a president, be it a Democrat or a Republican. That's why I said I couldn't vote for Giuliani or Gingrich. I think [Obama's] making a real difference in this country in his example as a...
  • Does Obama Appear To Be Scared?

    05/02/2009 8:06:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 3,475+ views
    I'm starting to get a gut feeling about this guy: 1. As we all know, he is working very hard to keep his birth certificate from being seen, along with his school records and just about anything else we can now logically surmise contains information enormously damaging about him. By actively engaging lawyers to 'defend" him from putting forth a basic document we all need to produce for any number of things in life, he already looks as suspicious as a guy with a gas can running from a fire. 2. All his push-push-push to get things done - often...
  • GOP: Obama's First 100 Days All Spending, Taxing

    05/02/2009 4:42:53 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 7 replies · 1,349+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 45 minutes ago
    Republicans say President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office can be summed up in three words: spending, taxing, borrowing. In the party's weekly radio and Internet address, Rep. Lynn Jenkins chided Obama and Democrats in Congress for pushing through a $787 billion stimulus package and a $3 trillion federal budget for next year that she said will waste taxpayers' dollars and burden future generations. "The plans they've passed in the first 100 days will add more to our nation's public debt than all previous presidents combined in 200-plus years," said the Kansas Republican, a former state treasurer. "They've taken...
  • ZoBama's Under My Bus (Machosauce song - must see)

    05/02/2009 6:49:43 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 12 replies · 676+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 1, 2009 | Abomachosauceproduction
    100 Days & Throwing People Under the Bus. Campaign promises, family members, and cabinet-level nominees have all been thrown under the bus. Celebrate Obama's first 100 days on a bumpy ride with President ZoBama. ZoBama's Under My Bus
  • 100 Days of Change for the Family

    05/02/2009 7:47:30 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies · 599+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/29/09 | Family Research Council
  • Study: Obama's Early Popularity Only Average Among Predecessors

    05/02/2009 8:51:40 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 18 replies · 666+ views ^ | 5/2/2009
    President Obama is just average. At least by the standard of approval ratings. Though Obama's job approval score is strong and has been since he took office, historical polling data shows Obama's popularity during his first 100 days is right in the middle of the scores other new presidents received from the public over the past 60 years. Obama's 63 percent average, according to a study released by Gallup last month, is the highest for a new president since Jimmy Carter (he clocked in at 69 percent during his first 100 days). But John F. Kennedy bested Obama by more...
  • MALKIN: So far, a festival of photo ops

    05/02/2009 3:45:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 32 replies · 1,604+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Come on, who's surprised? The White House-engineered photo-op of low-flying Air Force aircraft that caused terror in New York City this week epitomizes the Age of Obama. What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless taxpayer-funded stagecraft? The superficiality, the unseriousness, the hubris, the obliviousness to post-Sept. 11 realities: They were trademarks of the Obama campaign, and they are the tattoos on his governance. He never leaves home without his teleprompter. All the Obama world's a stage. Or a world ready to be staged. So is it any wonder he would staff...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Obama Derangement (Barf Alert)

    05/01/2009 10:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,498+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 2, 2009 | Bill O'Reilly
    Remember the term "Bush Derangement Syndrome," which perfectly captured the hateful invective directed at the former president? Many conservatives condemned BDS, as they should have. Like him or not, the president tried hard to serve and protect America; he did not deserve to be the target of cheap shots all day long by crazy left-wing loons. But now the proverbial shoe is on the other foot and ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome) is in play. The dictionary defines "derangement" as a form of insanity. After listening to some partisans evaluate Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, I have to say...
  • Christians who voted for Obama - are you happy now?

    05/01/2009 7:33:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 136 replies · 3,970+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/1/2009 | James L. Lambert
    Last summer, I was in Long Beach, California, attending a Christian evangelistic event. Sitting next to me was a vocal, female supporter of Barack Obama. Because of my proximity to her, I tried to tell her the reasons why I opposed his candidacy. I cited his liberal voting record while a member of both the U.S. Senate and the Illinois legislature, not to mention his extreme pro-abortion stand.   But regardless what I said, the young lady remained enamored with the 47-year-old Democratic "community organizer" -- and she shared with me that she "felt" God wanted her to vote for...
  • Obama's ratings slide: press conference down 29%

    05/01/2009 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 29 replies · 1,844+ views
    The Live Feed ^ | 30 April 2009 | James Hibberd
    Audience interest in Barack Obama’s news conferences seems to be falling, with Wednesday’s press event drawing the president’s smallest primetime audience since his inauguration. The telecast to mark Obama’s 100th day in office was viewed by 28.8 million people, according to Nielsen. That's a 29% drop from the president's last press conference, on March 24, and a 42% fall since his first, on Feb. 9. Ten networks carried the telecast, which is one less than last time since Fox elected to run its detective drama Lie to Me (7.8 million, 2.3 national adults 18-49 rating) instead. Airing its regular entertainment...