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  • OMERICA – “PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION” (This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals should GO VIRAL)

    02/04/2013 8:37:49 AM PST · by damonw · 4 replies
    The Religion Of Conquest ^ | 02/04/13 | CAUGHTUPALIVEnetworks
    SEE THIS FUNNY SATIRE VIDEO ON THE SITE HERE - OMERICA - "PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION" This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS AND CUTE. I thought I would share and ask you to share it with your friends that are INFECTED WITH OBAMA-MANIA VIDEO PRODUCED BY CAUGHTUPALIVEnetwork SNIPPET FROM THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION: "This is the first in a hopefully long-running Series called 'OMERICA' (Obama's America), which is a political satire show which seeks to portray exactly what we have gotten ourselves into by electing Barack Obama for a second term..." It's finally DONE!! Sorry this took...
  • Renewing America (flashback barf alert)

    04/18/2010 6:43:49 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 8 replies · 223+ views
    The Economist ^ | 1-15-2009 | The Economist Staff
    A crowd of 2m or more is making its way to Washington, DC, to witness the inauguration of Mr Obama. Billions more will watch it on television. All will do so in a spirit that has been missing for a while—one of optimism. Next week’s inauguration also bears witness to America’s awesome power of self-renewal. Because he is young, handsome and intelligent, and also because as the child of a Kansan and a Kenyan he reconciles in his own person one of the world’s most hateful divisions, Mr Obama carries with him the hopes of the planet. Mr Bush had...
  • The Lesson of an Affirmative Action President

    01/28/2010 6:29:49 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 11 replies · 654+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/28/2010 | James Lewis
    You don't pick brain surgeons by the color of their skin. You pick them by competence only. Same thing with airplane pilots. But we have allowed the profoundly irrational liberal media to persuade the American public that we are supposed to pick a U.S. president by affirmative action. Obama was elected to universal Hosannas because he is black. It wasn't a secret. That's why the Left around the world went into ecstasies when Obama ran and got elected. We've been using affirmative action to hire and promote teachers and cops and to popularize movie stars and media heroes. We've had...
  • Obama, a Science Buff, Is Washington's Mr. Spock

    12/01/2009 4:54:41 AM PST · by Marty62 · 72 replies · 1,518+ views
    AP ^ | 12/01/2009 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- He shows a fascination with science, an all-too deliberate decision-making demeanor, an adherence to logic and some pretty, ahem, prominent ears.
  • Thankful for Obama

    11/27/2009 5:31:00 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 876+ views
    American Spectator ^ | November 25 2009 | Andrew Cline
    The Obama juggernaut is fragmenting upon the jagged outcroppings of American popular resistance. Yes, his health care catastrophe might just pass Congress. Accounting gimmickry, rhetorical appeals to Americans' most decent moral impulses, and $300 million bribes will do that for even the worst legislation. But the signs are all pointing toward a monumental collapse in public support for the president and his party. Gallup polled Americans on health care reform the weekend the House passed its health care bill. The country was evenly split, with 41 percent saying the bill would make the health care situation better and 40 percent...
  • President Obama Didn't Impress Asia (he labeled himself "America's first Pacific president")

    11/22/2009 2:57:06 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 124 replies · 6,285+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | John Bolton
    Barack Obama's first visit to Asia since his inauguration was one of the most disappointing trips by any U.S. president to the region in decades, especially given media-generated expectations that "Obamamania" would make it yet another triumphal progression. It was a journey of startlingly few concrete accomplishments, demonstrable proof that neither personal popularity nor media deference really means much in the hard world of international affairs. The contrast between Asia's reception for Obama and Europe's is significant. Although considered a global phenomenon, Obamamania's real center is Europe. There, Mr. Obama reigns as a "post-American" president, a multilateralist carbon copy of...
  • Zombies For Obama, Village Halloween Parade 2009.

    11/04/2009 8:05:29 AM PST · by Kartographer · 2 replies · 399+ views
    An amazing piece of Street Theatre has been planned for this year's Village Halloween Parade... and all you patriotic New Yorkers are invited to participate -- as zombie followers of Obama!
  • 'V' aims at Obamamania

    11/03/2009 10:28:46 AM PST · by DFG · 59 replies · 3,340+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/03/09 | Glenn Garvin
    Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care. The news media swoons in admiration -- one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: "Why don't you show some respect?!" The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader's origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that...
  • One year on, Obamamania cools to luke warm support

    11/02/2009 9:30:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 524+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/2/09 | Edouard Guihaire
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A year on from a historic election, the spirit of popular goodwill that yielded America's first black president has retreated to tepid support for Barack Obama as he presses his change agenda. Since the November 4 poll, Obama's visage has been everywhere, conspicuously on the streets of the nation's capital where millions of foreign and domestic tourists have visited over the past year, many of them snatching up poignant souvenirs. A quick look around downtown Washington confirms that Obama trinkets are still on sale, but several street hawkers have found little point in displaying the t-shirts, posters,...
  • Michael Barone : What happened to Obamamania ?

    11/02/2009 2:10:24 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 2,388+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 01, 2009 | Michael Barone
    Where have all those Obamenthusiasts who were so visible in 2008 been hiding this year? In this New Republic article Lydia DePillis seems to think that the problem is that Organizing For America has been run as a top-down organization, rather than as a bottom-up movement, giving the folks out there no sense of ownership. She asks, “Can a grassroots organization run in the top-down style of a political machine really accomplish much—let alone change the terms of debate on any given issue?” I think there’s something more going on here. Many Obamenthusiasts were thrilled by the idea of putting...
  • Public Schools’ Praise Song: Next Step Praying to Obama?

    09/26/2009 8:11:09 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 1,026+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/25/2009 | Sher Zieve
    It began last year in earnest. But, like a virus far worse than H1N1, it is beginning to spread like wildfire amongst the public school indoctrinators formerly known as “teachers.“ The Obama power grab—supported by his adoring adherents—has just about reached the most monumental proportion of all time. And Dictator-in-Chief Obama may have finally reached the apex of his desires; that of replacing God with himself. Recently, at New Jersey’s B. Bernice Youngs Elementary School, not only were second grade students forced to sing a song of praise to Obama (the parents were not notified that this was occurring) but,...
  • Tough Political Realities Quiet Youth 'Obamamania'

    09/22/2009 2:45:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 1,490+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/22/09 | staff
    Young Americans showed their collective power when they helped vote President Obama into office. Inspired by his message of "change," they knocked on doors, spread flyers, voted for him by a 2-1 margin, and partied like rock-the-vote stars when he won. Since the election, though, that fervor has died down _ noticeably. And while young people remain the president's most loyal supporters in opinion polls, a lot of people are wondering why that age group isn't doing more to build upon their newfound reputation as political influencers. "It's one thing to get excited about a presidential candidate. It's another thing...
  • Obamamania becoming traumatic stress disorder?

    07/29/2009 9:08:24 AM PDT · by usalady · 3 replies · 276+ views ^ | July 29, 2009 | Martha
    A psychological condition caused by overindulgence in Obamamania as been analyzed and diagnosed by writer Monica Crowley as Obama traumatic stress disorder or OTSD.
  • Boxer out of line, disrespectful over 'Senator' address

    06/24/2009 3:21:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 43 replies · 1,880+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/23/2009 | Chad Groenin
    An Iowa congressman says an Army general was not out of line when he addressed Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) as "ma'am" during a recent Senate hearing. Brigadier General Michael Walsh, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was testifying last week before Boxer's Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about the progress of the Louisiana restoration process in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Boxer: "Well, why has it been delayed? Walsh: "Ma'am, at the L-A-C-P-R is..." Boxer: "You know, do me a favor. Could say 'Senator' instead of 'ma'am?'" Walsh: "Yes." Boxer: "It's just a thing; I worked so...
  • Networks Tell Obama "STOP IT Your Killing Us !"

    05/08/2009 10:04:50 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 37 replies · 1,309+ views
    Hollywood Reporter/The Lid ^ | 5/8/09 | The Lid
    Its ironic that the industry that did it's best to elect Barack Obama to the presidency is now complaining that as President, he costing them too much revenue. But the Major networks are getting angry that President Obama keeps asking for so much time in the evening. As you may imagine, Primetime TV draws the largest audiences and ad revenue. Every time the President preempts the normal evening viewing the networks lose that ad revenue. It is estimated that in the first four months of Obama's presidency the four major broadcast networks lost a total of $30 Million Dollars (and...
  • St. Paul elementary school is officially changing its name to "Barack and Michelle Obama Service....

    05/01/2009 12:16:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies · 1,141+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 5/1/09 | Emily Johns
    A St. Paul elementary school is officially changing its name to "Barack and Michelle Obama Service Learning Elementary," pending approval of the school board. Webster Magnet Elementary is piloting a service learning program this year that the school board is supposed to officially approve later this month. The school wanted a new name to reflect its new focus, so it put the Obama name and "Webster Service Learning Elementary" on the ballot for the school community. Ballots were cast on Thursday by students, staff, and community members, and when they were counted this morning, the Obama name came out on...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-28-09 (DUmmies join the "One Hundred Days" Obamamania!)

    04/28/2009 7:19:13 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 60 replies · 1,542+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 28, 2009 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    In case you haven't heard--like, if you've been living on Jupiter for the last few weeks--Obamassiah is marking ONE HUNDRED DAYS in office this week! The nation REJOICES! The WHOLE WORLD REJOICES!! And the DUmmies are no exception. They are just OUT OF THEIR MINDS . . . with jubilation, that is. They're riding high in April. Will they be shot down in May? Who knows. But for now Obambi can do no wrong. He can terrorize Manhattan and get away with it. He can import swine flu from Mexico and get away with it. And what's more, the...
  • A Condensed History of the Near Future

    04/21/2009 12:02:49 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 17 replies · 1,112+ views
    e-mail | 4/21/09 | anonymous
    Those tea-baggers are un-American, unproductive, and racist. I hope they are dealt with soon! When the government finally came for the military vets, gun owners, pro-lifers, so-called constitutionalists, talk-radio hosts, homophobes, Christian fanatics, and those who are against “illegal aliens,” “big government,” and “generational theft deficit spending,” I didn’t say anything. And why should I? — I’m not a right-wing extremist. Finally, we can rebuild America the way it is supposed to be! Yes we can!!When they were coming for the elderly and disabled, I sadly said goodbye to Grandma, reassuring her that something better would come from this, all...
  • Rendering Unto Caesar ...

    04/21/2009 5:08:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies · 408+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 4/21/2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    At the request of the White House, Georgetown University covered up all the symbols in Gaston Hall, before the Great Man spoke, including IHS, the millennia-old monogram for the name of Jesus Christ. St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, had adopted the monogram in his seal and it became an emblem of the Jesuit order. When it comes to rendering unto Caesar, Georgetown is not going to be outshone by Notre Dame, which stole a march by offering the nation’s avatar of abortion a doctorate of laws degree, honoris causa. Actually, it is regrettable the IHS...
  • Brooklyn Restaurant’s Name Hits a Sour Note (Obama Fried Chicken is Disrespectful Alert)

    04/04/2009 5:50:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 1,197+ views
    New York Times ^ | | Kareem Fahim
    To the list of lofty names that glamorize the city’s fried chicken stands, like Crown, Royal and Kennedy, one Brooklyn restaurant owner decided to add another: Obama. From the restaurant’s perspective, the name change grew out of pride in the new president and a keen sense of commerce. From other perspectives, it was tone-deaf at best, and racist at worst. When the restaurant, Royal Fried Chicken on Rutland Road in Brownsville, changed its name last week to Obama Fried Chicken, the reaction was swift. “Community leaders came. They told us we have to change the name,” said Mohammad Jabbar,...
  • Has Obama-mania reached its limit?

    03/27/2009 1:21:45 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 10 replies · 826+ views
    It's obvious the camera loves President Barack Obama. But are American audiences growing tired of his seemingly ubiquitous TV appearances? This week alone, the president was on "60 Minutes," held a prime-time press conference (networks reluctantly bumped "American Idol" and "The Biggest Loser" to make room for it), and answered viewer questions at his first-ever online town hall meeting. And all this is in addition to ESPN’s sporadic updates on how his NCAA bracket is doing. The New York Times columnist Gail Collins put it this way: "…there appear to be only two constants in our ever-changing world. One is...
  • Has Obamamania reached its limit?

    03/27/2009 12:37:02 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 66 replies · 2,545+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 03/29/09 | Allison Louie-Garcia
    It's obvious the camera loves President Barack Obama. But are American audiences growing tired of his seemingly ubiquitous TV appearances? This week alone, the president has been on "60 Minutes," held a press conference during primetime (networks reluctantly bumped "American Idol" and "Biggest Loser" to make room for it) and answered viewer questions at his first-ever online town hall meeting. And all this is in addition to ESPN’s sporadic updates on how his NCAA bracket is doing. New York Times columnist Gail Collins put it this way: "…there appear to be only two constants in our ever-changing world. One is...
  • Bumper sticker encounter with Obama supporter [vanity]

    03/06/2009 10:51:12 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 90 replies · 4,104+ views
    self | 3/6/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    Earlier today, I was parked at the Highland Lakes (Vernon, NJ) post office, picking up my mail. My new bumper sticker (following) was prominently displayed: When I came out and headed to my car, a woman in a nearby car, seeing that I was the owner of the "offending" bumper sticker, said to me: "Yay, President Obama. I voted for him." Real mousy voice, and a mousy looking woman; she looked to me like someone who was smoking dope every night, 25 years ago. Knowing what a waste of time and effort it is to try to educate morons, I...
  • Dow's down over 200 points...Is Obama talking somewhere?

    03/05/2009 8:37:48 AM PST · by blueyon · 11 replies · 698+ views
    03/05/09 | blueyon
    Just a little humor on what is starting out as bad day for the Dow Jones. As I am watching the little bit of money I have left in stocks that Obama has not taking from me yet, I see the Dow going down, down down. Diving is a better word for it. I would to know if he is talking some where, any where and if any one that may be near him could polity ask him to stop talking.
  • Bill O'Reilly: The End of Obama Mania

    02/27/2009 9:56:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 3,411+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 28, 2009 | Bill O'Reilly
    The TV ratings for February have been tabulated, and in the world of cable news there is weeping on the left. Fox News Channel, which is generally tougher on the president, hammered the two networks that most favor President Obama -- CNN and MSNBC. In fact, Fox News was the third-highest rated prime-time cable network in America, behind USA and TNT. CNN was 15th; MSNBC, a dismal 23rd. Also, unique visitors to the Obama-loving website Daily Kos have declined a whopping 73 percent since last fall -- a disaster. What's going on? It all has to do with fear. While...
  • Want "Hope and Change"? Buy a Goat

    02/18/2009 7:59:44 AM PST · by Tolik · 22 replies · 2,086+ views ^ | February 18, 2009 | Oleg Atbashian
    As an old joke suggests, inviting socialism into our homes might help us better appreciate the blessings of freedom.Although the mainstream media won’t report it as such, Obama’s approval numbers are shrinking. Which means that elsewhere, certain numbers are growing — the unreported-by-the-MSM growing numbers of Americans who are kicking themselves for not having bothered to read the small print underneath the word “change.”The small print was kind of blurry, while “change” was spelled in huge, pleasing letters on the signs they held at the rallies. The fierce urgency of now was in the air. Everybody was in such...

    02/11/2009 4:37:09 PM PST · by andrew roman · 3 replies · 384+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 11 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Nearly one-third of the Fort Myers, Florida police department was assigned to "body removal patrol" - that is, clearing away those who had fainted. Fully one-half of all EMT personnel in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties were called in to resuscitate those for whom it was too much. From Southwest Regional Airport, all the way to the Harborside Events Center where HE spoke last evening, all along the route - and for three miles in each direction off his motorcade path - businesses were ordered closed, residents were ordered to leave, pets rounded up and kept out of sight, and...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Phony War: Afghanistan and the Democrats

    02/11/2009 8:06:29 AM PST · by Tolik · 19 replies · 1,138+ views
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Winter 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over Tatooine     DOD/Ondik  Most Americans in 2003 thought that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were complementary theaters in the wider war on radical Islamic terrorism and the authoritarian Middle East regimes that aided and abetted it. The anti-Iraq War left agreed that the two fronts were connected—but in an antithetical, rather than a symbiotic, way. For them, the illegitimate, unilateral war in Iraq came at the expense of the lawful multilateral struggle in Afghanistan. Yet a brief review of the two wars not only suggests that such a view is mistaken, but also that it is disingenuous—especially the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: More on the New Horizon [The 'Change' Is Definitely Here]

    02/11/2009 7:54:35 AM PST · by Tolik · 14 replies · 797+ views ^ | February 10, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The "Change" Is Definitely Here.  The jury's still out on the "Hope" part   Such a Strange MaladyA strange thing, this Obama worship (cf. the New York Times op-ed on Sunday where the columnist imagined having sexual relations with Obama) and Bush hatred (cf. the Will Farrell Broadway show trashing Bush, and showing images of his purported penis). They are flipside manifestations of the same sickness that has taken hold of a large subset of the population. Millions seems to think by demonizing A and worshipping B, then once intractable problems (that transcend both A’s faults and B’s merits) suddenly, magically...
  • Sometimes a president is just a president (BARF)

    02/10/2009 2:54:39 AM PST · by television is just wrong · 9 replies · 440+ views
    Sometimes a President Is Just a President The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. It was not clear whether Max was feeling protective of the president’s health or jealous because of the cigarette. The other day a friend of mine confided that in the weeks leading up to the election, the Obamas’ apparent joy as a couple had made her just miserable. Their marriage looked...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Eighteen Days of Hope and Change? [Was it all about power, after all?..]

    02/09/2009 9:55:52 AM PST · by Tolik · 19 replies · 1,706+ views
    NRO ^ | February 09, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Was it all about power, after all—the furious Hollywood outbursts, novels, and films about killing Bush, and the Kerry-Kennedy-Reid-Pelosi-Durbin sermons on morality and ethics?Was Obamania not about oceans receding and the planet cooling, not about vero possumus, or the Victory Column and a faux-Parthenon ushering in a sort-of-Virgilian new age? Instead, though Bush-Hitler supposedly used to demonize his opponents as un-American, we get silence as Obama now dubs those who jump the Republican ship to vote for his trillion-dollar package as "patriotic" in the way that those who will be willing to pay Joe Biden's new higher taxes are—patriotic? And...

    02/04/2009 5:27:32 AM PST · by andrew roman · 3 replies · 751+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 4 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    This cartoon is the perfect precursor to some anecdotal observations I thought I'd share regarding the blathering mania for President Obama that still seems to have this country in its clutches. It comes from Zack R. at Diversity Lane, via the great Vocal Minority blog.(Thanks Eric!)Over the course of a two week period, here in the liberal epicenter of the east coast, I decided to break out pen and notepad and do some informal Obama tallying - just for kicks and tickles. My goal was to record how much apparel, merchandise and reading material related to "The One" I would...
  • GOP-Obama love affair fizzles

    01/28/2009 9:12:31 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 8 replies · 881+ views
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2009 | Jonathan Martin & Patrick O'Connor
    It was the love affair that could never be, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. The two sides came together en masse Tuesday for the first time since Obama took the oath of office. Despite the niceties, both sides walked away spurned. In many ways, Obama told the assembled Republicans everything they would want to hear, according to people in the meetings. He promised to make tough spending choices in his first budget blueprint — “everyone will have to take a haircut,” he said. He told them he wouldn’t increase the size of government just to increase the size of...
  • Dr. King's Dream or the Cult of Obama?

    01/27/2009 11:49:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies · 636+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1/27/2009 | Christopher Merola
    While watching the Obama inauguration on television, I could not help but be struck by two very different emotions. On the one hand, I was happy for the African-American community. An African-American President in the White House is certainly a symbol of affirmation of the civil rights movement. However, on the other hand, I was also left with a feeling of disappointment when I contemplated just who is President. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched for civil rights, he was building upon a legacy set in motion by those before him. People like Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens opened...
  • Daniel Radcliffe Invites Obama Daughters to Harry Potter Set (barf alert)

    01/26/2009 7:53:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies · 11,084+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 1/26/2009 | Tim Molloy
    In case Sasha and Malia Obama don't have enough social engagements, the First Daughters now have an open invitation to visit the set of the next Harry Potter film — from Daniel Radcliffe himself. "I'd like to take this opportunity to issue a public invitation to the Obamas that if their daughters would like a private tour of the Harry Potter set, I would be honored to be their personal tour guide," he said in an interview with The Daily Beast. But he may have to wait. The girls have already been invited to the set of Hannah Montana, and...
  • It was beyond repulsion (BDS Observations)

    01/25/2009 1:31:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1,670+ views
    Troy Record ^ | 1/24/2009 | Ed Weaver
    Folks, there aren’t enough words to express the abhorrence of the Bush Haters for their hate-filled treatment of President George W. Bush at Obama’s inauguration. Signs reading Impeach Bush (for what); Prosecute Bush (for what?); Jail Bush and Cheney, etc., were everywhere. People actually gave Bush the finger — while he was still President of the United States — before Obama was sworn in. They booed. They jeered. They mocked. They sang the 1969 rock hit “Na Na, Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye” (by the group Steam) as his helicopter carried him from the Capitol grounds for the final time....
  • Twist Of Fate: Obama Demonstrates How Businesses Should Operate

    01/25/2009 5:13:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 757+ views
    email: | January 22, 2009 | Max Kalehoff
    Why can't governments operate more like businesses? In a twist of fate, the White House now is demonstrating how businesses should operate. Including online. This was evidenced, perhaps more than anywhere else, at 12:01 p.m. during the Presidential inauguration, at Yes, the White House now has a blog! I subscribed to in my Google reader. Did you? Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House, explained: "Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. is just...
  • "Back to You Diane,"....Tannk you blgabkjrlfgrssssglss

    01/22/2009 11:45:45 AM PST · by APStyle7 · 30 replies · 1,977+ views ^ | 1/22/2009 | HC
    An empty bottle of HopieChangie: Someone call Diane Sawyer a cab While none of us can be faulting for overindulging this week, for one reputed journalist--one flask of HopieChangie just wasn't enough. Courtesy of, Diane Sawyer has been awarded the Oscar for "Drunkest Former Nixon Staffer." Check out the attached video...which brings new meaning to a "media hangover."
  • BDS rages in DuPont Circle

    01/20/2009 7:55:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies · 425+ views
    This morning, in DuPont Circle, eight blocks from the White House, Bush Derangement Syndrome raged among the old coots of VFP, VVAW, IVAW, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait and who knows who else was there. Their main attraction was throwing shoes at this thirty-foot blow up of George Bush in a flight suit to remind you of the “Mission Accomplished” chapter of his presidency.
  • What Are the Media Celebrating?

    01/20/2009 8:10:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies · 1,002+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    Filmmaker Ron Howard was chatting in Maureen Dowd's living room, saying he didn't mind spending hours in the cold for the inauguration and that even his conservative brother had come to admire Barack Obama. Outside on the chilly Sunday night, Tom Hanks decided against venturing into the jam-packed row house, mock-announcing to a small crowd on the Georgetown street that the party was paralyzed: "No more hot dogs! The Chinese food never got here!" The country's big-name anchors, actors, commentators, news executives, producers, editors and scribes have been celebrating the quadrennial event -- and themselves -- at one glitzy gathering...
  • (vanity) OK, now this is ridiculous!

    01/20/2009 3:35:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 1,152+ views
    1/20/2009 | vanity
    Now I'm all in favor of free enterprise, but this is a little much.
  • The Cosmopolitan President (Yuppie Utopia Barf Alert)

    01/16/2009 10:50:43 AM PST · by mojito · 32 replies · 792+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/15/2009 | Elisabeth Eaves
    A leader is a blank slate for the projection of all our hopes, Barack Obama perhaps more so than most. To some he symbolizes an end to racism, to some an end to partisan politics, to some a salve for economic wounds. To me, he cuts a symbolic figure as our first cosmopolitan president. He is, that is, a citizen of the world. I project cosmopolitanism onto Obama because of his background: The Kansan mother and Kenyan father, the upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia. His political birth took place in Chicago. But to me Obama is a global citizen in...
  • Inauguration Madness Day 3: The lava lamp

    01/14/2009 11:02:47 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies · 633+ views
    Timesonline UK Comment Central ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | Alice Fishburn
    January 14, 2009 Inauguration Madness Day 3: The lava lamp      Less than a week to go, Comment Central readers. And so much wonderful inauguration memorabilia still to accumulate. I'm assuming that your state-of-the-art Obama masks are in the mail and that the tattoo parlour appointments are all booked. But there's still something's missing. Does the light of Barack shine on your bedside table? No? Well, get going. This may be your last chance to become the proud owner of an Obama Lava Lamp. The company has this to say about their inauguration special: We believe this lamp captures Mr. Obama’s...
  • Baltimore City Schools Close for Inauguration Day!!!

    12/10/2008 11:01:59 AM PST · by sociallyunacceptable · 15 replies · 652+ views
    baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore school board voted last night to close city schools on Jan. 20, the day of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. No other school system in the metropolitan area is planning to close on Inauguration Day, but many of the districts surrounding Washington are, including Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Schools in Charles and St. Mary’s counties also will close.,0,4449258.story
  • Barack Obama, Sarah Palin dogged by Internet birth rumors (see Chicago contort +twist facts)

    12/06/2008 2:04:09 PM PST · by STARWISE · 93 replies · 2,679+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-6-08 | Colin McMahon
    You've heard the story: The birth is a sham, the official line a coverup. There are no hospital records. The original birth certificate has never been produced. And this person who has talked of bringing honesty and transparency to the nation's highest offices is, in fact, a fraud. But enough about Sarah Palin. If you think the attack on Barack Obama's citizenship is the only fringe crusade going, check out what some bloggers are still saying about John McCain's former running mate. They contend that Sarah Palin lied about the birth of her son Trig. They are certain that the...
  • "Obamamania" on the Wane

    12/01/2008 10:55:10 AM PST · by AJKauf · 33 replies · 1,454+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 1 | Eric Scheie
    The more time I spend in Berkeley, California (where I am on an extended visit), the more I find myself wondering about something. Is the left-wing phenomenon known as “Obamamania” on the wane? It might be too early to tell, but from what I’ve been reading and hearing, I see clear signs that it is. A number of leftist commentators have worked themselves into quite a lather over Barack Obama’s apparent “centrism” — especially his failure to appoint “progressives” (code language for far leftists)...
  • Publishers bet big on 'Obama as hero'

    11/30/2008 12:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 776+ views
    Yahoo! News / The Politico ^ | November 29, 2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    The publishing industry is betting on Barack Obama like no president in decades. Since Election Day alone, more than half a dozen book deals have been signed to exploit Obamania. Two dozen books in the works range from the serious to the silly. There are retrospective ticktocks on how Obama won office and prospective looks at his first year in the White House. There is a biography on Obama’s father, a compilation of essays on Obama and race, and others tilting toward the celebratory with photographic montages. There are children’s books, of course, and a style guide on Michelle Obama,...
  • Chicago Tribune: All Obama, All the Time

    11/22/2008 4:33:42 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 7 replies · 777+ views ^ | 11/22/2008 | Mike Bates
    Both of Chicago's major dailies have sold out editions containing special "commemorative" sections devoted to Barack Obama. Judging by today's Chicago Tribune, perhaps the strategy is to push out an Obama commemorative issue every day. The top half of the front page includes a huge color photo of a smiling Obama in a Chicago deli yesterday, a color picture of Obama with one of his daughters, and a color shot of a Chicago crowd watching Obama's motorcade speed by. "At home: A brief taste of normalcy" is the accompanying story and it notes: On Friday, he made time to leave...
  • Activist seeks national holiday (Follow-up to Topeka Capital-Journal "Obama Day" story)

    11/11/2008 3:02:49 AM PST · by snowsislander · 30 replies · 352+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | November 11, 2008 | James Carlson
    The local push for a national holiday commemorating Barack Obama's election to the U.S. presidency ricocheted around the Internet over the weekend, drawing criticism from notable conservative critics and nearly crashing The Topeka Capital-Journal's Web site with an influx of traffic.The holiday drive is the brainchild of local activist Sonny Scroggins, who had planned to hold brainstorming sessions at the downtown McDonald's every morning and night until Obama's inauguration. He said "America grew up" on election night.Scroggins, who is known for his sometimes quixotic crusades against social injustice, said voting results last week were among the "most profound things that...
  • NObama! TURN YOUR TV OFF Relax

    10/29/2008 1:55:18 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 39 replies · 378+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | October 29, 2008 | Pagan Power
    Tonight at 8 o'clock EST there are at least a gazillion things that you can be doing besides listening to another infomercial. Perhaps you might remember someone close to you and spend a little quality time reacquainting yourselves. Could be great fun. Face it, just taking a half hour off is a present all unto itself. Parents can take advantage of Obama's admonition to turn the kids' TVs off. I have socks to sort and some seriously neglected ass scratching to attend to. The McCain camp has requested that people make phone calls during this time slot. I think it...