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  • Pols Rip President Obama’s Choice for Ebola Czar

    10/19/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    Lawmakers blasted President Obama’s choice for Ebola czar Sunday, with Republicans accusing the commander-in-chief of prioritizing political loyalty over medical or emergency response experience. "Mr. Klain is not a doctor, he's not a health care professional, he doesn't have background in these issues," Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said on CNN’s “State of the Union” of Ron Klain, who Obama tapped Friday to lead the federal government’s response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak. "We don't need a White House political operative, which is what Mr. Klain has been. What we need is presidential leadership. The person who needs to be...
  • First US Ebola Patient Dies

    10/05/2014 10:51:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 365 replies
    Thomas A. Duncan, who became ill with Ebola after arriving from West Africa in Dallas two weeks ago, succumbed to the virus today (Sunday), reports Reuters. Duncan was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on today after his condition worsened to critical, according to the director of the US Centers for Disease Control. The Dallas hospital that admitted him did not recognize the deadly disease at first and sent him home, only for him to return two days later by ambulance.
  • After Gov’t Ignores Them for 2 Years, Family Of SEAL Killed In Benghazi Seeks Massive Retribution

    09/23/2014 11:13:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 9/22/2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    The family of Glen Doherty, one of the two Marine SEAL contractors killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack, are taking matters into their own hands and suing the CIA and the State Department for $1 million each, according to The Washington Times. Three other Americans were killed in the attack, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractor and former SEAL Tyrone Woods.
  • White House watches patent reform go from certain victory to embarrassing defeat (Inept Alert)

    07/14/2014 5:44:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 11, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama, mired in the worst political stretch of his presidency, can't even get a sure-fire win these days. To say the White House was bullish this winter about the prospects for patent reform would be an understatement. The Republican-controlled House gave Obama a rare victory in December when it overwhelmingly passed a bill to combat patent trolls -- companies that exist mainly to file lawsuits over infringement claims, using vague regulations to score settlements from businesses looking to avoid massive legal costs. Obama then took the rare step of addressing the esoteric issue in his State of the Union...
  • Former Defense Secretary Reveals Disturbing Truth Behind the Bergdahl Deal (This rips Obama)

    06/06/2014 12:30:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 6, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Former Defense Secretary (and former CIA chief) Leon Panetta has offered his first public comments on the Obama deal in which the US released five top Taliban commanders for one US soldier accused of desertion. Panetta says that he opposed the deal and “assumed that it was never going to happen.” “I don’t fault the administration for wanting to get him back. I do question whether the conditions are in place to make sure these terrorists don’t go back into battle,” former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a gas industry gathering in Pittsburgh. Panetta, who was...
  • Pitiful: Sebelius to blame contractors, not HHS, for Healthcare.gov problems in House testimony tomo

    10/29/2013 6:08:47 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Not only is this an egregious understatement of her own culpability, it’s horrible politics. Everyone knows that when a political crisis strikes, the surest way to soothe public/media outrage is with a phony, half-hearted “the buck stops here” statement accepting responsibility. Maybe it’s better this way. Why keep up a pretense of accountability at this point? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will tell a House committee tomorrow the site’s botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations – not bad management at HHS, as the contractors suggested.
  • CGI Federal executive spent ‘Christmas with the Obamas’

    10/28/2013 1:29:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/28/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Michelle Obama’s relationship with Princeton classmate Toni McCall Townes-Whitley, whose company earned the no-bid contract to design the disastrous Healthcare.Gov Obamacare website, continued after the Obamas moved into the White House. Townes-Whitley and her husband even enjoyed “Christmas with the Obamas” at the White House in December 2010, according to a Facebook album created by Townes-Whitley. Although neither Michelle Obama nor Townes-Whitley has discussed their relationship, the Christmas event took place just seven months after Townes-Whitley joined CGI Federal as a senior vice president. Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, leads CGI Federal’s Civilian Agency Programs (CAP) Business Unit, which earned...
  • Lagged (Obama's persistent cluelessness)

    10/21/2013 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 10 replies
    PJ Media - The Belmont club ^ | 10/20/13 | Richard Fernandez
    **snip** The relations of power in the world are constantly changing. Good managers know this and are always looking for a wave to catch and ebbs to avoid. Timing in statecraft is very important, but it is something the president seems to lack. What has kept Obama from catastrophe is the unexpected success of everything he discounts, from the tactical skill of the US military to the resilience of all sectors he considers back numbers. He proceeds instead from a kind of fixed idea. President Obama’s policies have from the beginning been dogged by a curious kind of obsolescence, as...
  • The Twenty-First Century “Ineptocracy” of America (being ruled by the inept)

    10/15/2013 8:38:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    capitalismmagazine ^ | 2012.06.18 | Michael J Hurd
    When you place power in the hands of inept idiots, then you foster the rule of “ineptocracy.” You give power to the least capable and the least deserving. In the process, you may wonder why there is less and less in society to admire and enjoy. It’s because the idiots given the power they never deserved are not capable of producing anything. I ran across a t-shirt that says everything about the state of our country today: Ineptocracy: A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members...
  • Obama golfs, Kerry lectures, Egyptians die in droves

    08/15/2013 11:18:32 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Put it this way: President Obama’s Egypt policy is about as effective as his Syria policy. And for the first time Wednesday, with the number of dead and injured mounting, one could almost envision Egypt’s descent into out-and-out civil war. Obama was briefed, said nothing and went back to golf. Secretary of State John Kerry took a break from his fruitless obsession with the nonexistent “peace process” to condemn the violence, but took no questions and had no policy announcement. This, in a nutshell, is the White House’s approach to the Middle East — the absence of any policy and...
  • Middle East experts find Kerry focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace ‘baffling’

    07/05/2013 12:05:59 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/04/2013 | Jamie Weinstein and Charles Rollet
    “Kerry would have an easier time convincing Greenpeace to dine on whale steak and spotted owl than in brokering peace between Israel and Palestinians,” Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, told TheDC. What’s more, Rubin said, with all the fires flaring around the world, it makes little sense that Kerry would devote so much time to a problem that isn’t currently in a position to be resolved. “Egypt is imploding, and Turkey is going south fast. Antagonism between Europe and America is at an all-time high. China is bullying U.S. allies in southeast Asia. And what is...
  • CBS Producer Refuses to Retract John Kerry Yacht Story — There’s a Video That Could Help His Case

    07/04/2013 3:05:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 4, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Since the reports of Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly spending time on his yacht yesterday—the same day Egypt’s former president was ousted from office—there’s been a flurry of denials and explanations. Still, the CBS reporter who first noted the story refuses to retract it — and there could be evidence that backs up his claims.
  • Fatal Blast Near U.S. Embassy in Turkey [Media not curious if Obama or Hillary were warned]

    02/01/2013 7:07:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 2/1/13 | Alex Rogers
    ... a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in Ankara, Turkey right outside the U.S. embassy, killing himself and an embassy guard. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the attack happened at 1:13 p.m. local time, and that they were “working closely with the Turkish national police to make a full assessment of the damage and the casualties, and to begin an investigation.”
  • So When Does the Media Put Biden’s Qualification To Be President on Trial?

    08/18/2012 10:17:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | William A Jacobson
    Gravitas? Nope. Stability? Nope. Respect? Nope. Judgment? Nope. Policy understanding? (mystery) Someone whose finger we want on the button? Three letters, N.O. When assessing a Republican vice-presidential nominee? Fitness to be president is the first and necessary qualification. If Biden were the Republican vice-presidential nominee? Media outrage and indignation at the poor judgment of the presidential nominee, which would call into question the presidential nominee’s fitness for office. Since Biden is the Democratic vice-presidential nominee? Why hasn’t Romney released more tax returns.
  • Bill blockbuster: O’s an ‘amateur’

    05/11/2012 7:16:22 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 24 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11 May 2012 | Carl Campinile
    Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,
  • GOP Clown Car Rambles Through Maryland, DC (Deluded Author Alert)

    04/05/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 10 replies
    Afro ^ | 4/4/12 | Sean Yoes
    There was little drama on GOP Primary night this week in general; a little before 10 p.m. NBC News declared Willard Mitt Romney the winner in Wisconsin the state with the most delegates up for grabs. It was also the state that was supposed to be the most hotly contested between Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. But, in Maryland and Washington D.C. the night was downright anticlimactic. Moments after the polls closed at 8 p.m. in Maryland, Romney was declared the winner followed shortly by a declaration of victory for the former Massachusetts governor in D.C. Romney actually...
  • Living in The Age of Ineptocracy

    03/26/2012 3:25:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies · 4+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy): A system of government (currently prevalent in such places as South Africa, Venezuela, and the United States) where the least capable to lead are elected by those least capable of producing anything (except for babies), and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves/succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of effective producers...
  • Rick Santorum’s Ohio Delegate Problems Pile Up (Could lose up to 1/4 of Super Tuesday haul)

    03/02/2012 7:42:15 PM PST · by Allon · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Michael Falcone
    UPDATED: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them. In three of the state’s 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the state’s eligibility requirements months ago. Those three districts alone take 9 delegates out of a total of 66 off the table for Santorum. But it gets worse: Nine more Ohio delegates...
  • Mitt Romney’s ‘very poor’ way of speaking [this is the "electable" one]

    02/01/2012 2:25:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2012 | onathan Capehart
    With his Florida victory in hand, Mitt Romney (R-1 percent) did a series of round-robin interviews with the television morning shows. But he skittered way off course during his interview on CNN. I kid you not, the man who looks like he fired your spouse, foreclosed on your house and shipped your kid’s job overseas told anchor Soledad O’Brien, “I’m not concerned about the very poor.” .................VIDEO Poor Mitt. Perhaps I’m being overly charitable, but I see what he was trying to get at. The super rich are coddled by the tax code and the very poor have the safety...
  • Inept young applicants have hiring managers struggling to fill jobs

    10/24/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 151 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/24/11 | Virginia Backaitis
    He doesn’t think it’s too much to ask of a job seeker. A resume, a statement of salary expectations and a single written paragraph that answers a question like, “What do you believe a good customer service representative’s attitude should be?” (snip) Stories are legion of inept or half-hearted applicants who submit resumes marred by misspellings, show up at interviews dressed for a beach party, make inappropriate jokes, fail to learn basic details about the job and company in question, and otherwise leave hiring managers aghast. (snip) “Who the hell is going to hire these people?” asks Heinemeier Hansson. “Who...
  • Issa: Holder so 'inept he is dangerous'

    09/13/2011 5:17:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/11 | Justin Sink
    Issa: Holder so 'inept he is dangerous'By Justin Sink - 09/12/11 11:10 AM ET Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that Attorney General Eric Holder is so "inept that he is dangerous to have as the Attorney General" and that President Obama should consider removing him from office. Issa made the comments on the Laura Ingraham show while commenting about the controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking program. "He doesn't want to admit that it was felony-stupid," Issa said of the operation, which was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which allowed assault-type weapons to be illegally...
  • Vote tally on Hinds sheriff race may be finished today (Alinsky-type thug alert)

    08/05/2011 5:24:12 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 3 replies
    The Jackson Clarion-Liar | August 4, 2011 | Ruth Ingram
    Hinds County Democratic Party officials say they'll do their best to wrap up absentee and affidavit ballot counts today, giving answers to several candidates whose races are up in the air. "We are trying to conclude this. I'm hoping we can conclude a lot of things Friday," Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Claude McInnis said Thursday night.
  • Is it Ineptitude or is President Obama Smart Like a Fox?

    05/18/2011 4:02:00 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 23 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-18-11 | Short Little Rebel
    President Obama does so many things that don’t make sense. Until you put them all together: Create a More Violent Middle East Obama refused to help pro-democracy protesters in Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood (footnote 1) steps into power vacuum left by America. Christians are being slaughtered the in streets today. Obama ignores Iraq & Afghanistan & draws down troops. Results: protests on Iraqi streets & slaughter of Christians. Taliban resurges as does the influence of Muslim Brotherhood. Director James Clapper states that Muslim Brotherhood are peaceful and secular despite heavy evidence to the contrary. (footnote 2) Obama responds by calling on...
  • The Great Inertia Sector: A whistleblower's account (sad but not too surprising)

    06/29/2010 12:46:08 PM PDT · by grayhog · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 6/29/2010 | Mathew Walker
    In his emergency Budget this week, Chancellor George Osborne announced he was cutting public sector expenditure by 25 per cent. Unions have declared the cuts irresponsible. But are they? Here, one employee for a large inner London authority lifts the lid on the culture of inertia and incompetence at his workplace. The Mail knows the true identity of the man - a graduate who has been a planning officer for eight years. But to protect his job, he is writing under an assumed name. Monday morning, it's 10am and I'm late for work - but there's no point hurrying because...
  • Steffy: U.S. and BP slow to accept Dutch expertise

    06/09/2010 5:29:39 PM PDT · by Bigun · 27 replies · 144+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 8, 2010 | LOREN STEFFY
    Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help. It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands. The response from the Obama administration and BP, which are coordinating the cleanup: “The embassy got a nice letter from the administration that said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,'” said Geert Visser, consul general for the Netherlands in Houston.
  • 'Inept' US cannot fix Afghanistan: top Saudi prince (former intel chief Prince Turki al-Faisal)

    05/15/2010 3:15:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 663+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/10 | Paul Handley
    RIYADH (AFP) – An "inept" United States cannot fix Afghanistan's problems and should simply focus on "chasing the terrorists" there, former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal said on Saturday. The ex-ambassador to the United States also challenged Washington to produce results in just-started Middle East peace talks, and accused US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of undermining efforts to make the region nuclear-free. In a speech in Riyadh before diplomats, Turki said US-led NATO troops had irrevocably alienated the Afghan people and had no hope of rebuilding the country. "What Afghanistan needs now is a shift from nation-building to...
  • Obama's Global Failure (Our allies hate him. Our enemies are laughing at him)

    04/11/2010 5:13:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 1,157+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/10/2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    Our allies hate him. Our enemies are laughing at him. Nearly two years after Obama’s World Tour in which he did his best to convince voters that he understood global challenges with a high profile tour of a lot of foreign countries (a approach that if it worked should convincingly make every internationally famous rock star a foreign policy expert), his biggest global accomplishment is still his ability to travel around the world to high profile destinations on the taxpayer’s shrinking dime. His attempts at diplomacy consisted of delivering vicious slaps across the faces of longtime allies, from England...
  • Eric Holder, the attorney general of ineptness

    03/19/2010 6:34:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 712+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2010 | Michael Gerson
    Attorney General Eric Holder is controversial on the left for preserving much of the Bush administration's legal structure for conducting the war on terror. He is controversial on the right for overturning portions of that structure in ways that seem both clueless and reckless. But Holder is the most endangered member of the Obama Cabinet for a different reason: Just about everything he has touched has backfired. The list is oddly impressive. First, there was the decision to release Bush-era interrogation memos and reopen the investigation of CIA interrogators after they had been cleared by career prosecutors. Holder assumed these...
  • Liz Cheney Blasts “Incompetent” Obama Administration on National Security (Video)

    02/14/2010 8:47:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 19 replies · 957+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/10 | Jim Hoft
    Liz Cheney repeatedly pointed out the incompetence of the Obama Administration’s war against man-caused disasters. Cheney was on FOX News Sunday this weekend.
  • Former VA Dem Governor Doug Wilder: Obama needs a staff shakeup

    02/09/2010 4:30:17 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 10 replies · 533+ views
    The Politico ^ | 2/9/2010 | Doug Wilder
    The changes must go much deeper. Obama’s West Wing is filled with people who are in their jobs because of their Chicago connections or because they signed on with Obama early during his presidential campaign. One problem is that they do not have sufficient experience at governing at the executive branch level. The deeper problem is that they are not listening to the people. Hearing is one thing; listening is another.
  • Obama Uses Teleprompter for 6th Grade Audience!

    01/24/2010 2:05:14 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 122 replies · 4,801+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/24/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Photos at the link. SubZero really earns his new nickname for this one. I hope the kids pelted him with spit balls. You just can’t make crap like this up!
  • The White House wasn’t the first gate Carlos Allen crashed

    01/12/2010 7:48:40 AM PST · by opentalk · 11 replies · 773+ views
    The DC ^ | 01/11/10 | Tucker Carlson
    Here’s what we know about how Carlos Allen, the latest White House party crasher, wound up at Barack Obama’s first state dinner: Five days before the event, Allen told a friend that he’d received an invitation from the White House to dine with the prime minister of India. In retrospect, it was an odd claim. Allen wasn’t famous, a big political donor, or Indian. He wasn’t even, it seemed, fully employed. Yet he gave no hint that he was surprised to have been invited. Nor was Allen’s friend surprised to hear it. Allen, she later said, seemed like the kind...
  • The Buzz Grows That Larry Summers Is Toast

    01/05/2010 8:49:46 AM PST · by FromLori · 15 replies · 1,119+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/5/10 | Joe Weisenthal
    There's little doubt that the Obama administration will continue its relatively accomodative, Wall Street-friendly policies for some time to come, as the still-weak banking system gets coddled back to health. But it's also true that the administration still has to do more to shed its pro-Wall Street image -- established fairly or unfairly by the likes of Matt Taibbi. One way to do that would be to start severing official ties with the various Clintonistas that inhabit The White House, most notably economic advisor Larry Summers, one of the most charged figures there is. Summers is known for being "brilliant,"...
  • Mitchell Predicts: Head To Roll

    12/30/2009 5:10:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies · 3,143+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not a surprise, but still noteworthy: a heavy MSM hitter is now strongly suggesting that, post-NWA 253, a senior Obama admin official will be walking the plank. Say what we will of her, but Andrea Mitchell has her sources. So when the NBC correspondent declared on Morning Joe today that she suspects "somebody is either going to be resigning or forced to resign," we can pretty much take it to the [Federal Reserve?] bank. View video here.
  • Burglar found with 'how to' guide held on $125K bond

    12/06/2009 10:41:42 AM PST · by valkyry1 · 14 replies · 933+ views
    Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | December 6, 2009 | Media Wire
    A suspect who was burglarizing a Jeep Cherokee and was apparently found with a self-written “how to” guide for breaking into vehicles early Friday on the North Side was ordered held on $125,000 bond Saturday. == He was placed under arrest and one of the things police found as they were going through items he had on him was a “notebook or how-to guide on how to break into cars,’’ according to Barker who said it appeared he had written it himself. Some of the “tips” he had written in the guide included, “Keep looking around for five seconds. Run...
  • Enemy in the White House; BHO Blocked Navy from Rescuing Captain

    04/17/2009 10:17:26 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 86 replies · 3,295+ views
    Atlas Shrugs Blog ^ | April 17, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    And they are giving Mansourian President credit for the save. The question one must ask oneself is, who was Hussein secretly rooting for in this stand off? President Obama Restricted Navy SEALs From Rescuing Ship Captain With Force (hat tip Larwyn) Now this is interesting if true, and not surprising in the least. (h/t Ex-Liberal In Hollywood) Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following: 1. BHO wouldn’t authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on...
  • Barack Obama action may put paid to comparison with Jimmy Carter

    04/12/2009 4:43:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies · 1,971+ views
    Barack Obama action may put paid to comparison with Jimmy Carter Tom Baldwin By authorising the use of military force for the first time outside the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan that he inherited, President Obama may hope that he has shut some of his critics up. For the moment, at least. The sight of four pirates in a lifeboat holding off an $800-million warship and the world’s last superpower was not, after all, the image the White House wishes to project. Mr Obama’s own silence on the subject last week, ducking questions about whether he would rescue Captain...
  • Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

    03/07/2009 12:16:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 742 replies · 23,641+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 7, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president has facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a...
  • Police find no one in shed after 3-hour standoff

    01/12/2009 3:16:28 PM PST · by Rastus · 22 replies · 694+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Friday, Jan. 09, 2009
    SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City police were in a three-hour standoff outside a shed behind a Salt Lake City home before finding out there was nobody inside. The standoff started Thursday after police got a report from a woman living inside the house that she thought she saw her roommate's estranged boyfriend enter the shed with a gun. Officers secured the area, but after clearing the house and sending K-9 dogs to the shed, they found it was locked and there was no one there.
  • Motown Bailout - Have they thought this through? (yes, vanity)

    12/09/2008 7:58:14 AM PST · by Riflema · 6 replies · 278+ views
    self ^ | 12/09/2008 | self
    Please pardon the shameless vanity, I just wanted to raise a minor, technical point with the "big-3" auto bailout proposal. Perhaps some astute Freeper can clarify?If we lend $15-25B to the little-3, does this consitute a subsidy to the companies since it is, by definition, on terms superior to those available in the free market?.If we thus subsidize certain auto manufacturers does this expose these companies and our Govt to all manner of actions under the WTO, GATT etc.? Will the rest of the world's auto companies feel justified in grabbing their subsidy or otherwise "level the playing field"?. Great...
  • How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis: Kevin Hassett

    09/22/2008 8:00:21 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 35 replies · 226+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | Sep 22, 2008 | Kevin Hassett
    Via Drudge. Direct link to source here: How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis: Kevin Hassett
  • Gallup: Biden Does No Harm, but May Not Help Much

    08/24/2008 8:27:28 AM PDT · by maccaca · 41 replies · 294+ views
    Barack Obama's selection of U.S. Sen. and former presidential candidate Joe Biden as his running mate is not generating a momentous immediate reaction from the nation's voters. Just 14% of registered voters interviewed in a new USA Today/Gallup poll say Biden makes them more likely to vote for Obama in November and 7% say less likely while 72% say he will not have much effect on their vote. This results in Biden potentially having a net positive impact on voter support for the Democratic ticket of +7 percentage points -- small by comparison with other recent vice presidential selections. A...
  • Glenn Beck Show: Guest---McCain Running Worst Campaign in History

    07/24/2008 7:33:50 AM PDT · by LS · 111 replies · 273+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 7/24/08 | LS
    Glenn Beck and guest Daniel Silva, author of "Moscow Rules," were discussing the unbelievably different coverage of the two campaigns. First, Beck ticked off ten fawning headlines for Obama, then followed with ten negative headlines for McCain, including the obligatory "confused" in one headline. (A "confused McCain" in my book is a heckuva lot more on the ball than an "alert" Obama, but I digress). Next, Silva noted that the image war is being entirely won by Obama. He's in front of massive crowds in Germany, while McCain gets a photo op in front of . . . CHEESE!!!? And...
  • Iran : Hope Is No Substitute for Policy

    11/24/2007 4:21:46 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 8 replies · 242+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | 11/23/07 | Amir Taheri
    Iran: Hope is No Substitute for Policy 23/11/2007 Amir Taheri With all attention focused on the conflict between the Islamic Republic and the United Nations over the nuclear issue, little notice is taken of the power struggle within the Khomeinist ruling elite in Tehran. What impact will that struggle have on the broader conflict between Tehran and the UN? Would the outcome of that struggle determine whether Iran would provoke a new war in the region? These questions are currently debated within policymaking circles in both Europe and the United States. While the predominant American view is that any effect...
  • I plan to focus on North Korea, says new man in charge of UN

    10/16/2006 3:31:00 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 575+ views
    The Times ^ | October 17, 2006 | James Bone
    The new Secretary-General says that his first priority in the job will be to begin a fresh dialogueTHE South Korean elected to be the next UN Secretary-General plans to appoint a special envoy to North Korea when he takes over in January, filling a job left vacant for 18 months after the previous incumbent became embroiled in scandal. Ban Ki Moon, the South Korean Foreign Minister, told The Times that he planned to pick his own envoy to replace Maurice Strong, the veteran Canadian diplomat-businessman who was forced to step aside because of the Iraq Oil-for-Food scandal. In his first...
  • Is Michael Moore in charge of MoveAmericaForward?

    07/24/2006 6:55:01 PM PDT · by gophergas · 18 replies · 665+ views
    You know, I do appreciate the purported goals of Move America Forward, but sometimes I have to wonder whether Michael Moore is running the show, just to make a conservative outfit look inept. First and foremost, when your name -- AND your logo -- say MoveAmericaForward dot org, you do NOT have a voiceover that refers to your organization as MoveAmericaForward dot COM. It'd be like George W. Bush all of a sudden referring to himself as George H. W. Bush or something similarly ridiculous. But you know, even as stupid as that is (and as stupid as it implies...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Congress 'Sprints' Toward Another Vacation

    04/07/2006 6:14:52 PM PDT · by CrawDaddyCA · 8 replies · 437+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 7, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Congressional schedule-keepers had planned for a two-week sprint between vacations to produce weighty reforms on immigration, pensions and tax policy. But Friday, at the finish line, all of those measures were missing. The 16-day Easter break began just the same. "Most families do spend a little time together over Easter, so I don't think that it's an unusual time to do it," said Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois. Durbin said he expects more questions from his constituents about the war in Iraq than Congress' schedule. As for those who wonder why Congress is taking a two-week vacation with...