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  • EPA Chief Gina McCarthy's Record Shows She's Unfit For Command (understatement)

    08/17/2015 4:04:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Rick Manning
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's history of managerial neglect, malfeasance and outright incompetence has been capped by her agency unleashing one of the worst environmental disasters of the 21st century. EPA clean-up crews breached a waste storage dam that produced a torrent of heavy metal-laden toxic waste, potentially fouling an entire western river system and impacting the drinking water of tens of millions of people. While McCarthy didn't personally bulldoze the dam, it's no surprise to those who have followed her Peter Principle-driven career that this would occur on her watch.
  • The real reason Hillary Clinton is in trouble

    03/13/2015 8:47:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 59 replies
    wash times ^ | march 13, 2015 | Crowley
    The big revelation from the latest Clinton scandals is not that the former president and his wife are corrupt, low-rent, grabby, greedy, serial liars. Everyone already knows that. No, the revelation is the exposure of the dirtiest little secret of them all: No one likes her. This is the hard truth that has popped up like a vicious migraine: No one — not even many of her fellow Democrats and leftists in the mainstream media — likes her very much. Her negative poll numbers (particularly on issues of honesty and trustworthiness) have always been high, except during much of her...
  • Defense secretary addresses coming battle against ISIS in Iraq

    02/21/2015 7:47:30 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2015 | ByJULIANNA GOLDMAN
    The new secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, said Saturday the U.S. may slow down the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Carter made the announcement during his first trip to Afghanistan as defense secretary. On the flight there, Carter also discussed an impending battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, in Iraq - the battle for Mosul. A senior Obama administration official told CBS News that neither Carter nor the White House knew about that briefing, where a military official also said the assault would include between 20,000 and 25,000 Iraqi troops backed by U.S. air...
  • Pols Rip President Obama’s Choice for Ebola Czar

    10/19/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 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...