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  • Obama’s Executive Gun Control: No Minimum Before Private Gun Sales Require Background Checks

    01/04/2016 8:47:29 PM PST · by servo1969 · 138 replies ^ | 1-4-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Full title: Obama's Executive Gun Control: No Minimum Threshold Before Private Gun Sales Require Background Checks On January 4, the White House released a fact sheet which previews the executive gun control Obama will announce Tuesday, and it reveals there is no numerical threshold of sales that a private seller has to cross before being considered "engaged in the business of dealing in firearms."In other words, previous hints that there would be a "trigger"--a certain number of guns that a private seller had to sell before being considered "engaged in the business"--are now out the window. Figures like those reported...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order

    12/06/2014 12:50:55 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 27 replies
    White House ^ | 12/6/14 | Barack Obama
    No, not that Executive Order - not the one he never signed about immigration. No, in this one he declares a day off for the Feds the day after Christmas. By his authority he orders all departments and agencies of the Federal Government closed the day after Christmas. For those wondering about the immigration Executive Order, it never happened. He signed two Presidential Memoranda that day, Nov. 21, in Las Vegas. Not an EO. You can read all his Memoranda at the White House Presidential Memoranda page. And all the Executive Orders are at the Executive Order page. These Memoranda...
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    08/30/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS Bews ^ | 08/29/2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that "a pretty good thing" because they don't believe in government to begin with, Obama said. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. "There...
  • Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

    08/25/2014 6:10:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies ^ | August 25, 2014 3:30 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. ... “This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda [?], and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said. ... “Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action,, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority. ... The government-funded researchers hope that the public will use...
  • Obama:Extremist Ideology That's Taken Over GOP Balkanization of Media Has Blocked My Agenda

    08/10/2014 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbar - Big Government ^ | 8-10-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (snip) “What you’ve seen with our politics, partly because of gerrymandering, partly because of the Balkanization of media so people just watch what reinforces their deepest biases, partly because of big money in politics, is increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme, maximalist positions,” Obama told the liberal Times columnist. “Sooner or later, that catches up with you. You end up not being able to move forward on things we need to move forward on. We need to reform our immigration system. That would be good not just for our domestic economy but for our position in the...
  • The awful truth about Obama beginning to dawn on his allies

    06/05/2014 8:51:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2014 | By Thomas Lifson
    It’s finally happening! Libs are starting to realize that the manufactured image of Barack Obama as a brilliant, capable executive is hooey, and that they have bought into an incompetent who threatens to sink them. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post doesn’t quite put it in those terms, of course, but you don’t have to read between the lines too closely to come up with that interpretation of his piece entitled, “Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss.”
  • American paranoia and Bowe Bergdahl (Here it comes)

    06/03/2014 12:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 3, 2014 | Dan Murphy
    The Taliban prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl might do some good, but fear and anger are getting in the way of a realistic appraisal.Richard Hofstadter opened his 1968 essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," with this line: "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." He continues, "Behind this I believe there is a style of mind that is far from new and that is not necessarily right-wing. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind." One wonders...
  • White House: Obama not propping up Joe Biden

    01/08/2014 1:18:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/8/14 | Brian Hughes
    The White House, in damage control after a blistering memoir by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates went public, insisted that a full slate of events between President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden was not meant to prop up Biden. In a rare move, the White House opened up the weekly lunch between Obama and Biden to photographers Wednesday, prompting speculation that the administration was trying to gloss over a brutal 24 hours for Obama’s number two. “You can decide for yourself what you want to believe,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, calling the timing of the...
  • Twelve Days To "D-Day"?.Come 12/1/13,America Will Be Laughing At Liberals Via Exchange Failure.

    11/19/2013 6:01:14 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    On December 1,Twelve days from now, you have to wonder, Who Will Be Laughing At Liberals & Democrats Now?, Who will get the last laugh when the "Promised To Be Fixed" Health-Care Exchange will not be ready?,and today we find out it may only be 30% Fixed. Reid,Pelosi,Wasserman and the rest are going to either come up with a laughable excuse,maybe blame it on conservatives, or hide in their homes until the exchange sight actually works. And who can't wait to see liberal commentators try to spin it all over again!
  • Fouad Ajami: When the Obama Magic Died

    11/15/2013 1:48:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 14, 2013 | Fouad Ajami
    The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama's policies—and, more significantly, in the man himself. If Barack Obama seems like a man alone, with nervous Democrats up for re-election next year running for cover, and away from him, this was the world he made. No advisers of stature can question his policies; the price of access in the Obama court...
  • Obama: 'Raising the Debt Ceiling...Does Not Increase Our Debt,' Though It Has 'Over 100 Times'

    09/18/2013 3:30:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 18, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase the nation's debt, Pres. Obama declared in a speech today... Obama dismissed concerns about raising the debt ceiling by noting that it'd been done so many times in the past: ... Obama went on to suggest that "the average person" mistakenly thinks that raising the debt ceiling means the U.S. is racking up more debt:
  • Obama: ‘I was elected to end wars, not start them’

    09/06/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    While saying he sympathizes with current public distaste for more war, President Obama on Friday made the case that the U.S. must live up to its global responsibilities, and for the first time raised the possibility that additional military action — beyond what’s on the table now — may be necessary if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons again. Mr. Obama made the comments at a press conference in Saint Petersburg, Russia, just hours before he departs the G-20 Summit and returns to Washington without achieving the international consensus on Syria that he’d hoped. In blunt terms, the president...
  • 'They're breaking my flow'

    02/05/2013 2:48:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/5/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama is none too pleased with the cameramen who film his White House addresses. Just as he launched into an explanation Tuesday of how his deficit reduction plan stacks up to the Simpson-Bowles Commission, he was thrown off mid-sentence by the loud sound coming from one cameraman's radio. "Heh, what's up cameramen," the president said. "C'mon guys," he admonished, before complaining, "They're breaking my flow all the time."
  • The Emperor is naked [the worst is yet to come for Obama]

    10/06/2012 4:56:47 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    QMI Agency ^ | Friday, October 05, 2012 | Michael Coren
    Oh Lord, Oh Lord! What a sheer bloody joy it was to see Barack Obama, peace be upon him, exposed as the mediocre, media-inflated, self-important regional politician he so obviously is. The emperor was revealed as having no clothes at all, as being totally naked. In spite of the massive amounts of media spin and Hollywood slander, in spite of the pompous, smug, verbose and tendentious moderator, in spite of Obama’s blatant dishonesty, Mitt Romney looked the adult to the president’s child. A mature and responsible adult at that, to a petulant and angry child. Perhaps the most startling moment...
  • Michelle: 'Barack Has Done Phenomenal Job Working Around Congress'

    10/03/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies ^ | 10/3/12
    MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: Well, we’re understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have...
  • Joy Behar: Maybe Obama would rather talk to me than Netanyahu — ever consider that?

    09/27/2012 5:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 26, 2012 | Doug Powers
    As a bizarre and perpetually confused friend once reminded me, “even a blind squirrel’s broken clock finds a nut twice a day.” And so it was with Joy Behar, who attempted to offer a defense of President Obama’s meeting schedule while at the same time unwittingly pointing out a perceived problem with the priorities: Joy Behar doesn’t like all the criticism President Obama has received for going on The View while refusing to meet with any world leaders at the United Nations meeting in New York City this week. “Obama is being bashed for doing the View instead of meeting...
  • “You Didn’t Build That” Isn’t Going Away: It doesn’t matter what Obama meant. Here’s why.

    09/02/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Slate ^ | August 30, 2012 | Rachael Larimore
    The official theme of the GOP convention Wednesday night was "We Can Change That," but that didn’t stop several of the speakers from revisiting Tuesday’s theme, the base-rallying battle cry: “We Built It.” The message: The righteous exploitation of President Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” gaffe isn’t going away. Ever since the president stood before a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, Va., on July 13 and, while explaining why the wealthy should pay more in taxes, uttered the infamous words “If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,” conservatives have hammered him for his disregard...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • Executive Order -- White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

    07/26/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT · by eak3 · 55 replies
    White House ^ | July 26, 2012 | White House
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, to restore the country to its role as the global leader in education, to strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives, it is hereby ordered as follows:
  • Obama: ‘My Upcoming Birthday … Could Be The Last One I Celebrate as President’

    07/26/2012 11:48:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 131 replies ^ | July 26, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    The latest fundraising e-mail from Team Obama: Katrina – My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States, but that’s not up to me — it’s up to you. This July deadline is our most urgent yet, coming after two consecutive months of being significantly outraised by Romney and the Republicans. And if you pitch in $3 or whatever you can before midnight tonight, you and a guest will be automatically entered to join me at my birthday get-together next month: Thanks. Hope I’ll see you soon. - Barack If...
  • So Obama Is The Smartest Man In The Room.According To Who?Joyce Beyhar&Bigbird?

    06/11/2012 4:55:57 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 7 replies
    So the smarest man in the room believes there are 57 states and the USA has 2 per-cent of oil reserves. The Obama pattern of embarrassing gaffes never end. For the last four years we have heard and/or seen so many moments of utter embarrasment by Senator and President Obama, it makes you wonder how he ever got elected. We need to expand the government sector to boost the private sector and the economy? Does Obama actually think that most Americans are that dumbfounded?
  • Poles Demand Obama Apology For "Polish Death Camps" Comment

    05/29/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 158 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance. Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust, and the Foreign Minister led the outrage in a late night tweet. The remark, which barely drew notice in America, is all over the Polish news today. On the country's largest television station:
  • Obama energy critics in "fairy tale" world: U.S. official

    04/24/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2012 | Ayesha Rascoe
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Obama administration official on Tuesday accused lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives of living in a world of "fairy tales and falsehoods" when it comes to energy. In a stinging rebuke to the administration's critics, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar strongly defended his department's record on energy policy. Referring to a world of fairy tales and falsehood in the nation's capital, Salazar said in a speech at the National Press Club that "it's in that imaginary world where we see the continuing and growing divide in the energy debate in America." "The imagined fairy tale...
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • Perry Takes Aim at Congress, Courts (more details on today's speech)

    11/15/2011 6:53:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | November 15, 2011 | Jay Root
    BETTENDORF, Iowa — Gov. Rick Perry is proposing to bring a little Texas to Washington — with a “part-time citizen Congress” that doesn’t meet so often, and whose members earn only half of what they make now. The Republican presidential hopeful will also call for an end to lifetime appointments for federal judges, including members of the U.S. Supreme Court. And, as he proposed in his famous debate-night flub last week, Perry will vow to shut down three agencies of government. This time he will remember all three: the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce and Energy. “Washington doesn’t need a...
  • Gallup Daily - 39% Approval (Finally)

    08/14/2011 10:28:27 AM PDT · by tatown · 204 replies
    Gallup ^ | 8/14/2011 | Gallup
    39% Approve, 54% Disapprove
  • “Frustrated” Obama Rips Congress: It’s Time for Certain People to put Country over Party

    08/11/2011 6:25:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 11, 2011 | AllahPundit
    An actual quote from today’s remarks: “There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.” To which Steve Hayes, irked by the sight of yet another straw man being torched, replies, “Who are they?” The answer, I can only assume, is congressional progressives: They’re the ones who refuse to budge on the ruinous Medicare spending that’s rocketing the country towards fiscal collapse, as doing so would forfeit their party’s big campaign issue next year. But in case The One’s referring to tea-party congressmen (as he surely is), what was amazing about...
  • Obama: "It's tempting to bypass congress and change the rules on my own."

    07/25/2011 3:56:08 PM PDT · by freemike · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/25/11 | freemike
    Second time in a few days Obama has stated publicly he wishes he could be a dictator.I called Rand Paul's office and Boehner's office and my own Senator's. The GOP needs to call Obama out on this crap! American Presidents don't go around repeatedly giving speeches fantasizing about how tempting it is to be a dictator! Obama
  • Obama's 'Where's Waldo?' presidency

    03/02/2011 8:18:54 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2011 | Ruth Marcus
    For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president. There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action - unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than forceful. Each of these instances can be explained on its own terms, as matters of legislative strategy, geopolitical calculation or political prudence.
  • "Obama Delivers Only Hot Air" (ASIA TIME) (Messiah's Epic Fail in Asia)

    11/15/2010 8:20:56 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies
    The Asia Times ^ | 15 November 2010 | Donald Kirk
    Obama delivers only hot air By Donald Kirk SEOUL – Theodore Roosevelt, a great American president with a clearly imperialist agenda, uttered one of the most famous lines in US history in 1901 when he advised a crowd, "Speak softly and carry a big stick". These days, US President Barack Obama seems to have gotten that aphorism reversed. He speaks a lot but doesn't seem to be carrying a big stick. That was the impression he gave after winding up his 11-day Asian odyssey in Japan at a tepid weekend gathering of Pacific rim leaders banded together in the Asia...
  • GOP Candidate For NY Gov: Obama Worships Himself

    08/31/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 26 replies
    CBS 2 NY ^ | 08/31/2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Monday during a live television interview that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama is a practicing Christian “in his heart.” “I think he worships himself,” Paladino told YNN’s “Capital Tonight” news program. ‘I’m not saying he’s anything else, but I think Mr. Obama is about himself,” the millionaire Buffalo developer said. “I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.” The comments come as Obama is again countering claims that he is a Muslim. In an interview...
  • Obama wants school vending machines banned

    02/08/2010 1:06:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 1,578+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 2/8/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will ask Congress to improve childhood nutrition by ridding school vending machines of sugary snacks and drinks and giving school lunch and breakfast to more kids. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the administration will seek changes when Congress overhauls the Childhood Nutrition Act. "Our children deserve better nutrition, and our country's better and brighter future depends on it," Vilsack said. "And with the reauthorization of the Childhood Nutrition Act scheduled this year, there won't be a better time than now to act boldly."
  • A Tale For Our Time (Barry Rubin Adapts Classic Hans Christian Anderson Tale Alert)

    10/10/2009 7:18:40 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 556+ views
    Rubin Reports | 10/10/2009 | Barry Rubin
    Adapted by Barry Rubin from Jean Hersholt's translation of Hans Christian Andersen's story, "Keiserens nye Klæder" Many years ago there was a man who wanted to be Emperor, for according to the peculiar customs of that country of which I speak, the Emperor was elected. Fortunately for him, and unfortunately for many others, the man met a couple of political consultants who saw him as the ideal client. Together they would ride to the heights of power. To become Emperor, they explained, required a good image, a fine manner of speaking, and a handsome appearance. But in those days before...
  • NakedEmperor News: Unearthed Video Of Senator Obama's Warning About Debt And Deficit (Video)

    10/08/2009 4:05:36 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 276+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/8/09 | talkradio03
    Just released from Nakedemperor, Obama in his own words on how borrowing can weaken a nation, including militarily (Video from Breitbart)
  • NakedEmperorNews Unearthed Audio Of Obama's Civilian National Security Force (Video/Audio)

    09/10/2009 9:08:26 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 462+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/11/09 | talkradio03
    New audio just released tonight on Obama in 2006 with Tim Russert, this from NakedEmperorNews...Keep 'em coming NEN....
  • New Video Release From NakedEmperorNews, This Could Be The Final Nail In Health Care (Video)

    08/10/2009 3:20:25 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 81 replies · 2,270+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/10/09 | talkradio03
    A Grand Slam from NakedEmperorNews....nuff said
  • Culture Monster: Obama White House to become Marsalis music academy for a day

    06/12/2009 12:41:22 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies · 857+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6:58 AM, June 12, 2009 | Mike Boehm
    The first family of the United States is scheduled to welcome the first family of jazz to the White House on Monday, along with 150 youngsters who'll come to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. not for a tour, but for a blue-ribbon music lesson. First Lady Michelle Obama will be the hostess for the White House Jazz Studio, the first in a series of three planned music education sessions this year at the White House, with the next two featuring as-yet unnamed country and classical musicians as guest instructors. For the kickoff event, five members of the Marsalis family are on the...
  • 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...
  • Cover Girl Michelle Obama Doesn't Always Deliver (No one buying her cover magazines)

    04/07/2009 8:07:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 108 replies · 4,674+ views
    Mediaworks ^ | 6 April 2009 | Nat Ives and Marissa Miley
    Magazines Fuss Over First Lady, but Newsstand Sales Are Mixed NEW YORK -- Vogue's March cover story on Michelle Obama called her "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For." No doubt she's been embraced by the media world, appearing on cover after cover, from Us Weekly to Newsweek. But when it comes to sales, Ms. Obama may not yet be general-interest magazines' new Princess Diana, who regularly helped the industry sell more copies at newsstands. A Michelle Obama cover doesn't hurt a general-interest magazine, the numbers suggest, but it doesn't produce more than an occasional lift either. New York...
  • FReep this site! What does Obama mean to you? Have Fun!

    03/27/2009 9:37:33 AM PDT · by scottdeus12 · 35 replies · 1,189+ views
    "he may not be the smartest being on the planet but I truly believe his intentions are good. Its been less than 3 months since he took the highest office on the planet, give the man a chance all of you "freepers".
  • Mark Hillman: 'Big Boy Britches' For Obama

    03/16/2009 10:46:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,167+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 16, 2009 | Mark Hillman
    "The country looks to the President on occasions like this to be reassuring to the nation. Some Presidents do it well, some Presidents don't." That's how ABC's Peter Jennings assessed President George W. Bush's performance on Sept. 11, 2001. The criticism was superficial, shortsighted and unfair, given that President Bush's finest moments came in rallying the country after 9/11 - not scapegoating the previous administration. Bush didn't spend the next few months claiming that he "inherited" a national security mess, nor did he complain about the economy which faltered in two of the final three quarters under President Clinton before...
  • Image Is Everything

    02/17/2009 9:22:11 AM PST · by dbz77 · 8 replies · 1,370+ views
    TownHall ^ | February 17, 2009 | Lorie Byrd
    If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a hundred times – in politics, perception is reality. In the age of Obama, that is more true than ever. Facts don’t always matter so much in politics. It’s more about image. “Peter Perfect” is a reality show my family watches from time to time. The star of the show, Peter Ishkans, goes into struggling small businesses and helps them create a new look and a new marketing strategy to hopefully set them on the track to success. Ishkans sums up the philosophy behind his approach at the beginning of each...
  • Barack Obama: The Naked Emperor

    01/04/2009 7:49:11 AM PST · by apollo861 · 23 replies · 1,046+ views
    David Icke's website ^ | "Last days of 2008" | David Icke
    I am writing this in the last days of 2008 as I watch with dismay as vast numbers of people across the world, including many who should know better, have been duped by the mind-game called Operation Obama. Even people with some understanding of the conspiracy have said things like: 'Well, at least he's not Bush' and 'Well, at least it's great to see such a new spirit of hope'. No, he's not Bush - he's potentially far more dangerous; and what is the use of a spirit of 'hope' if it's based on a lie? In fact, what use...
  • Barack Obama: He came. He saw. He, er, left

    07/26/2008 5:57:08 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies · 129+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/27/2008 | Richard Woods
    The US presidential candidate’s European tour stopped in London yesterday and left our man feeling a little underwhelmed IN the heat of the summer morning, a throng waited. The prophet of hope was on his way and the believers were eager for his blessing. Hope, dreams, freedom, a world made new. Those are Barack Obama’s watchwords, and yesterday in Downing Street all manner of camera teams, scribblers, acolytes and stargazers had assembled for an audience with His Expectancy. For Obama the road had been long, not just from his father’s goat herd roots in Kenya to US presidential candidate but...
  • The Mainstream Media and Middle America: Divergent Views on Obama’s Speech

    03/20/2008 9:57:46 AM PDT · by beacon street bandit · 16 replies · 882+ views
    Beacon Street Journal ^ | 3/20/08 | John Kinsellagh
    I am struck, though not entirely surprised, by the widening gulf between some Cable TV commentators and pundits reaction to Obama's speech and that of most of middle america. So disparate is the treatment, that It leads me to ask: did we watch the same speech? By and large, the acclamation given his speech by most liberal pundits has been unrestrained and effusive: On MSNBC, Sally Quinn gushed that it was the greatest in all of human history; tune in to any cable news channel and you will hear similar accolades. We have seen this all before, most notably in...
  • The Resurrection of Art: Moving on from Dada

    04/04/2006 7:36:28 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 69 replies · 942+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | April 4, 2006 | Charles Colson
    Why would well-heeled folks dress up to attend a fancy gathering where they could admire a urinal? Because it’s art, of course! Or, at least, so they think. This spring’s Dada exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., celebrates what the Washington Post describes as “the most radical, irreverent, rule-breaking movement in the history of Western art.” In case you’re unfamiliar, the term dada means exactly what it sounds like: nonsense. As H. R. Rookmaaker described it, Dada “was a nihilistic creed of disintegration, showing the meaninglessness of all Western thought, art, morals, traditions.” It raises the...