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  • Obama Documentary in Theatres

    04/09/2009 9:51:30 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 20 replies · 615+ views
    Ed Norton's Website ^ | April 9, 2009 | By MICHAEL FLEMING
    Edward Norton and his Class 5 Films are prepping to shop a feature documentary about the historic presidential campaign mounted by Sen. Barack Obama.
  • Obama Remarks on Economic Stimulus Plan (Live)

    02/05/2009 5:33:42 PM PST · by KJC1 · 387 replies · 17,652+ views
    Fox News
    Live on Fox News now. He started out with lame jokes about how this appearance gave him an excuse to use Air Force One, and something about someone teaching profanity to underprivileged children. And more blather. Just thought I'd start a thread on this live appearance.
  • Barack Obama takes first ride as US President on Air Force One ["I've got my spiffy jacket....]

    02/05/2009 5:04:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,132+ views
    Barack Obama takes first ride as US President on Air Force One From correspiondents in Washington Agence France-Presse February 06, 2009 11:31am BARACK Obama has taken his debut flight as president on his new "spiffy ride" - the blue and white Boeing 747 which serves as Air Force One. Mr Obama also took his first trip aboard Marine One - the helicopter which ferries the president around on shorter trips - this time from the White House to Andrews air force base outside Washington. The President walked to the press cabin at the back of his new plane before taking...
  • Racist or realist? [Pointing out the emptiness of Barack Obama can lead to trouble]

    01/31/2009 4:26:55 AM PST · by Clive · 20 replies · 1,013+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2009-01-31 | Michael Coren
    Last week I was condemned as a racist. A little surprising for me in that I'm often criticized for wanting to forgive almost all African debt, prosecute arms dealers who sell weapons to African nations and have North America and Europe launch a massive investment campaign into a continent we have raped for centuries. But none of this matters because I dared to say in print and on radio and television that Barack Obama may well be an empty vessel and that his inauguration speech was shallow and jarringly rhetorical. The bombardment of spiteful, threatening and misspelled e-mails hasn't stopped...
  • Leonard Pitts: Limbaugh Only Loves Attention

    01/26/2009 1:20:45 PM PST · by lewisglad · 85 replies · 1,792+ views
    Springfield, IL State Journal Register ^ | Posted Jan 26, 2009 @ 12:02 AM
    “I hope he fails.” — Rush Limbaugh It is, of course, a calculated outrage. Meaning, it was spewed by a clown in the media circus to kick a familiar sequence into motion: angry denunciation by bloggers, pundits and supporters of President Obama (the “he” whose failure is hoped), followed by Rush Limbaugh refusing to retract a word, a courageous truth teller who will not be moved. And, trailing behind, like the folks with brooms trail the elephants in the circus parade, Limbaugh’s devotees, complaining that their hero has been misquoted, misunderstood or otherwise mistreated. “What Rush meant was ... yadda...
  • Hans Blix: Obama "raises hope" for peaceful Iran solution

    01/21/2009 7:33:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 488+ views ^ | January 20, 2009
    The accession of United States President Barack Obama has paved the way to a peaceful Iran solution, according to former United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix. Blix believes the deadlock between the West and Iran over nuclear capabilities was made worse by the "contempt" shown by the former US administration. He also said that the Iraq war was lost rather than won. Blix rose to prominence in 2000 when he was appointed by the UN to search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) poured cold water on the pretext...
  • Obama Musical Set for London Run...Really??

    01/21/2009 8:09:57 PM PST · by UVA2010 · 5 replies · 205+ views;_ylt=AmEcv.NK33zX_9J0cKjQNcFX24cA
  • Juárez residents react to Obama's inauguration

    01/21/2009 8:17:33 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies · 580+ views
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  • This Toddler is Sad to See Bush Go Bye Bye (Barf Alert)

    01/21/2009 5:20:17 PM PST · by RolandTignor · 28 replies · 1,151+ views
    momlogic ^ | 1-21-2009 |
    Video description: As the nation welcomes Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, one three-year-old looks back fondly on George W. Bush's tenure as Commander in Chief. ----- I can't believe that someone would brain wash this little girl. It is sad and wrong. It's even sadder that the momlogic site would put a video up about it. If you don't mind make a comment against the video. If you don't mind go to the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page and give them a ear full in an email. Thanks, Roland
  • Comedy Dilemma: Obama's Flaws 'Not so Obvious'

    01/13/2009 11:17:36 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 94 replies · 2,346+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-13-09 | Clyde Middleton
    There was a time when it was considered poor taste for comedians to attack a current President of the United States, but that day ended with SNL and Richard Nixon. The world has since flipped, and now people worry when the comedians are not ripping the President. Thus far, most comedians are having difficulty targeting President-Elect Obama. The reason is simple; most comedians are liberals. They just don't see anything worthy of mockery in him. Case in point, this loon, who actually gets paid to "direct talent" for Comedy Central. Comedy Central Director of Talent JoAnn Grigioni says she sympathizes...
  • Ossama hair salon changes name to Obama

    01/13/2009 10:26:44 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 613+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2009
    CHICAGO (AP) - Thanks to a well-placed letter B, things are looking up for the Chicago hair salon formerly known as Ossama's. Owner Mike Elsheikh said he's already seen business improve in the two weeks since he unveiled the name change from Ossama's Hair Design to Obama's Hair Design.
  • Obama inauguration to air in theaters (MSNBC pact puts coverage in 27 U.S. locations)

    01/13/2009 10:16:32 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 1,453+ views ^ | January 12, 2009 | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK -- President-elect Barack Obama is on his way to the big screen, thanks to a deal between MSNBC and Screenvision that will put the news channel's inaugural coverage in 27 theaters around the country. Free tickets are being handed out via to see the inauguration and parade from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the 27 theaters run by 11 exhibitor partners in 21 markets. Midday Tuesday isn't necessarily a big movie time, so it helps to fill the theater -- and boost popcorn and soda sales -- at a time when it's not usually busy. That means...
  • Reminder for Service Day Jan 19th

    01/13/2009 9:45:10 AM PST · by MMinOH · 12 replies · 396+ views
    Email alert ^ | Jan 12 | MMinOH
    One week from today, on January 19th, Barack and I will join thousands of people all across the country for an extraordinary day of service. I recorded a short video to tell you more about this important effort. Please take a minute to watch it and sign up to host or attend a service event near you. Host or attend a service event Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are committing to renew America together, one community at a time. Whatever service activity you organize or take part in -- cleaning up a park, giving blood, volunteering at a homeless...

    01/13/2009 9:26:14 AM PST · by mojito · 197 replies · 5,665+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/13/2009 | Clemente Lisi
    <p>In what will be a Lincoln-themed inauguration from top to bottom, Obama won't only follow in the footsteps of the former president - he'll also eat like him, it was announced yesterday.</p> <p>Obama's jampacked Abe-apalooza moved into high gear with an announcement from the Congressional Inaugural Committee that it will hold a luncheon next Tuesday following the swearing-in ceremony that's modeled after foods Lincoln enjoyed.</p>
  • The GREEN Inaugural Ball (barf)

    01/13/2009 9:05:49 AM PST · by Sopater · 20 replies · 408+ views
    Kick-off Barack Obama’s historic journey to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at an environmentally-friendly pre-Inaugural celebration. With millions of supporters expected to make their way to our Nation’s capital for the Inauguration, the impact of travel and the Inaugural celebrations on the environment is significant. You can reduce your impact on our environment by choosing to attend The Green Ball. This fantastic event, including live entertainment on the main stage, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR INAUGURAL BALL TICKETS!
  • Sorry To Be A Party Pooper, But I Can't Share This Swooning Obama Hysteria

    01/20/2009 6:41:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 94 replies · 3,240+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 21, 2009
    MELANIE PHILLIPS: Sorry to be a party pooper, but I can't share this swooning Obama hysteria Has everyone lost their marbles? The inauguration of President Obama is being treated like the Second Coming. The coverage is so gushing we might all drown. Of course it’s a great thing that America, with its history of slavery and segregation still a shockingly recent memory, now has a black President; the palpable joy of African-Americans is entirely understandable and deeply touching. And there’s no doubt that Obama is a highly charismatic and attractive personality. But what’s more than a wee bit troubling is...
  • Obama has already topped Bush in media relations (BARF alert)

    01/18/2009 11:35:44 PM PST · by Justaham · 19 replies · 783+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 1-19-09 | John Friedman
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - Good riddance, Dubya. The most telling aspect of President George W. Bush's treatment of the media is that his incoming successor, Barack Obama, has already eclipsed the nation's 43rd chief executive in relations with journalists. Obama has (smartly) reached across the media divide to listen to conservative journalists and show them some measure of respect. It's hard to imagine that Obama would truly embrace the views of Bill Kristol, the journalist who was an early champion of Sarah Palin and has espoused classic right-wing views. But Obama is, at least, giving an audience to his critics,...
  • Crowds flock to National Mall for inaugural concert ("We Are One"

    01/18/2009 12:28:56 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 120 replies · 3,278+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 18, 2009 | CNN
    Thousands were descending on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday afternoon, hours before a free inaugural concert boasting big stars. It is President-elect Barack Obama's first full day back in the nation's capital. He spent the morning visiting Arlington National Cemetery and will later attend the "We are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial featuring performances by Beyonce, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2, and Stevie Wonder. Tears rolled down one woman's face as Obama spoke. "We love you, Obama!" someone yelled out. "I love you back," Obama answered calmly, eliciting a roar...
  • Responsibility is the Theme of Obama's Inauguration Speech, Aides Say

    01/18/2009 11:16:10 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 42 replies · 1,191+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/18/2009 | EagleUSA
    <p>Barack Obama's inauguration address will stress "responsibility" by calling on Americans in government and business to embrace a new era of proper behavior.</p> <p>"Getting our country back on track," is the core theme of the speech, said Obama Press Secretary Rob Gibbs, adding that the president-elect wrote the bulk of it as it is now.</p>
  • Obamas Buy Antique Bed From Local Store (MA)

    01/17/2009 8:36:39 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 28 replies · 1,285+ views
    WBZ-TV (Boston) ^ | Jan 17, 2009 4:45 pm US/Eastern | WBZ-TV
    SEEKONK (MA) WBZ-Boston The Obamas purchased a bed from Seekonk-based Leonards New England, which specializes in antique and reproduction beds. A store in Seekonk delivered a king-sized bed to the White House Saturday after the Obamas made the purchase a few weeks ago. Leonards New England delivered an 1820s, tall post Tiger Maple bed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The store, which specializes in antique and reproduction beds, sells beds that cost up to $12,000. According to the Providence Journal, store officials said they were asked to send photos of the beds in stock for the Obamas to check a few...
  • Barack Obama plans a 'paparazzi presidency' to speak directly to voters

    Barack Obama plans a 'paparazzi presidency' to speak directly to voters Barack Obama plans to cash in on his celebrity status and create what is being called a "paparazzi presidency", using appearances and interviews in glossy magazines to speak directly to voters. By Tim Shipman in Washington 17 Jan 2009 Planning to mobilise his vast network of supporters: Mr Obama's campaign, election and forthcoming inauguration have sparked the kind of hysteria and fascination with even his most inconsequential activities, usually associated with the private lives of Hollywood celebrities. Mr Obama has repeatedly sought to throw off the travelling press pack...
  • Media Channeling Too Much Barack Obama (MSM Backlash starting?)

    01/16/2009 9:52:58 AM PST · by lewisglad · 53 replies · 2,075+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, January 16, 2009 | Howie Carr
    It was the all-Obama Comcast channel that drove me over the edge. Finally, I thought, this was the last straw. I would cancel Comcast and switch my cable service to Verizon. But before I could make my move, somebody called and told me that Verizon was robo-calling its customers and telling them to watch their Obama-mania special. So I turned on the radio and heard an ad for some Obama commemorative coins. I clicked that off and went to the mailbox and saw Newsweek. Guess who was on the cover? I flipped on the Internet and went to Drudge, and...
  • Poll finds high hopes for Obama, economic plans

    01/16/2009 2:07:04 PM PST · by Baladas · 27 replies · 971+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 16, 2009 | BETH FOUHY
    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans believe Barack Obama is on track to succeed and are optimistic he can help revive the struggling economy, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Public expectations for his performance in office far exceed those for any president in a generation. On the eve of his inauguration Tuesday, the poll found that 65 percent of those surveyed believe Obama will be an "above average" president or better, including 28 percent who think he will be "outstanding." According to previous pre-inauguration polls, just 47 percent believed George W. Bush would be an "above average" or "outstanding" president...
  • Rick Warren Reaches Out to Gene Robinson

    01/14/2009 4:59:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 548+ views ^ | January 14, 2009 | Jacqui Salmon
    The Rev. Rick Warren, the conservative evangelical minister who will deliver the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration, has extended an olive branch to Bishop V. Gene Robinson. Robinson, an openly gay Episcopal bishop, had reacted angrily to the selection of Warren, who opposes gay marriage, calling it a "slap in the face." But then Robinson was selected this week to give the invocation at the inaugural opening ceremony at the Sunday afternoon concert on the Mall.

    01/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Richard and Rita with Enrique Morones at a joint Latino African American press conference on the day they left for the battleground states. Enrique is the director of Border Angeles, an immigrant rights group in San Diego that provides water and food to immigrants in the desert. Kensington residents Richard Griswold and Rita Sanchez are among thousands of ordinary—or should we say extraordinary--citizens who felt inspired to pull up stakes and travel to distant states campaigning for Barack Obama. What’s it like to hit the road and talk to strangers all over the U.S. on behalf of a presidential candidate?...
  • The Cult of...Obama

    01/12/2009 9:10:25 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 4 replies · 704+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/13/2009 | Dr. Dave
    One of these day's I'll have to find other subject matter to write about, but stupidity isn't particular. Here we have "larger than life art," according to our giddy narrator, from Chicago elementary school kids, bringing this sky-view image of Barack Obama to life. See video here:
  • CNN Explains Inclusion of Sarah Palin in List of 2008’s Disgraced Politicians

    01/11/2009 7:29:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 26 replies · 1,487+ views
    In a further bid to smear the defeated GOP vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Cable News Network (CNN) included her name in a list with seven others: Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-Illinois: charged with attempting to sell a senate seat), former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.: caught cheating on terminally ill wife), Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D-Detroit: in jail for obstruction of justice), Mayor Larry Langford (D-Birmingham: arrested for bribery, fraud and money laundering), Representative Tim Maloney (D-Fla: multiple extramarital affairs), Governor Elliot Spitzer (D-NY: consorting with prostitutes), Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska: convicted on bribery charges). While there can be little...
  • Peggy Noonan: Mere Presidents: American leaders are mortal, not magical.

    01/11/2009 11:03:31 AM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies · 2,007+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2009 | Peggy Noonan
    He didn't seem distracted, like he was thinking about lunch, and he didn't seem to be deflecting responsibility, but taking it. This was a relief, and rather unusual in a Washington politician, or pretty much any politician... It struck me as I watched Barack Obama, in giving a substantive economic speech just 11 days before his inaugural address, that he was trying to clear away a lot of brush... The brush-clearing suggests the inaugural itself won't be programmatic, bureaucratic or factoid-laden but more broadly gauged and reaching at something higher. Will he reach for poetry? I hope so, if poetry...
  • Obama Superstar 2: Topps Releases Obama Trading Cards

    01/10/2009 2:13:38 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 10 replies · 429+ views
    The Evil Conservative Blog ^ | 10 January 2009 | Evil Conservative
    Remember when you were a kid and you used to wait for the new Topps cards to come out every year? Remember begging Mom to buy you a pack of the cards with the stick of gum inside? Every year they had football player cards, and baseball cards, and basketball cards, and the politician cards. Oh wait, scratch that last one. Come to think of it, I don't recall any Carter or Reagan cards when I was a boy. Now Topps is jumping on the Obama Superstar bandwagon and releasing fanboi photocards of the Obama pre-presidency. Obama's rookie season cards...
  • Stars flock for a place in ‘Bamelot’

    01/10/2009 2:23:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 885+ views
    Stars flock for a place in ‘Bamelot’ Sarah Baxter CELEBRITIES and socialites are vying to be on Washington’s “O-List” – the hot-test ticket to social success – in anticipation of Barack Obama’s inauguration. The city has not been this glamorous since the dashing John F Kennedy presided over Camelot. “Number one: Obama is cool,” said Morris Reid of the Creative Coalition, which has a waiting list of 500 for its star-studded inauguration ball. “He is truly the first pop culture president – the first to have a BlackBerry, get his music from his iPod and walk around with aviator Ray-Bans.”...
  • Who here dares to tell the truth?

    01/10/2009 5:53:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 43 replies · 1,334+ views
    News of the World ^ | 11 January 2009 | Fraser Nelson
    Barak Obama is about to try a dangerous experiment rarely attempted in politics: tell the truth. No more fairytales about the economy. No false promises like we’re fed here in Britain. His mission as new president is to give it straight. Launch a rescue plan — then pray it works. In nine days’ time, Obama will be sworn in as American President, and as the world’s last best hope. I admit, I expected him to ponce about, say ‘yes we can’ and blame everything on George W Bush. This, after all, has been Gordon Brown’s strategy. But Obama is made...
  • Bad Move, O (President-elect Obama ups job creation estimates from 2 to 4.1 million)

    01/10/2009 2:04:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 996+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 10, 2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    I suppose, inevitably, he would be required to get specific, but this is not smart politics: President-elect Obama raised the jobs forecast for his stimulus plan from 3 million to as many as 4 million on Saturday, upping the ante of his economic blueprint for the second time in three weeks. The president-elect also rebutted conservative claims that his plans would create new bureaucracies, saying 90 percent of the new jobs would be in the private sector, up from the "more than 80 percent" he claimed last weekend. Revising expectations upward, at a time when every indicator points downward? Those...
  • Obama Collectibles From Africa on Display and in Scholarly Collection (Messiah Worship Alert)

    01/09/2009 3:13:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 533+ views
    Northwestern University NewsCenter ^ | January 9, 2009 | Wendy Leopold
    EVANSTON, Ill. --- For every Obama T-shirt, Obama handbag and pair of Obama pajamas created in this country, there are Obama collectibles created in Africa. And the Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University -- the largest library of Africana anywhere in the world -- is intently collecting them. Northwestern’s Herskovits Library has assembled what is undoubtedly the largest collection of Obama T-shirts, CDs, buttons, bumper stickers, artwork, posters and other materials created in Africa. And, just in time for the inauguration, it has expanded an exhibition of items from its Africa’s Response to Obama collection and extended it...
  • Bambi's first mistake: He can fix what ails us

    01/08/2009 2:18:46 PM PST · by clyde_m · 17 replies · 493+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 8, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Bambi said something today that we already knew he thought: Only government can fix what ails us. / What, precisely "ails us"? We have an economic contraction. Contractions are wonderful things. They spawn creative destruction, the very engine of a capitalistic system. / Bottom line is - a president just doesn't have that much control. / GDP and economic policies from LBJ through W.
  • The world is waiting for Barack Obama to speak his mind

    01/07/2009 1:02:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 1,464+ views
    The London Times ^ | January 6, 2009 | Bronwen Maddox, Chief Foreign Commentator
    If Europe wants to phone America on the Gaza crisis, who does it call? Not George Bush, who has two weeks left in the White House. And not Barack Obama, who has been mute on Israel’s military action, although the world looked to him immediately the conflict filled the screens. “Nobody at home in Washington”, ran one US headline on the turmoil. “President-elect Obama is closely monitoring global events, including the situation in Gaza, but there is one president at a time,” said Brooke Anderson, his chief national security spokeswoman. This is disingenuous. Even if silence is meant only as...
  • Kissinger: Obama primed to create 'New World Order'

    01/06/2009 11:15:00 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies · 2,195+ views
    World net Daily ^ | January 06, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    According to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon, conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of "a New World Order." Kissinger has long been an integral figure in U.S. foreign policy, holding positions in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. Author of over a dozen books on foreign policy, Kissinger was also named by President Bush as the chairman of the Sept. 11 investigatory commission. Kissinger made the remark in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" hosts Mark...
  • Choices made in 2009 will shape the globe’s destiny ( The One will save us all)

    01/06/2009 7:08:32 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 18 replies · 762+ views ^ | January 6 2009 | Martin Wolf
    We are in the grip of the most significant global financial crisis for seven decades. As a result, the world has run out of creditworthy, large-scale, willing private borrowers. The alternative of relying on vast US fiscal deficits and expansion of central bank credit is a temporary – albeit necessary – expedient. But it will not deliver a durable return to growth. Fundamental changes are needed. What makes rescue so difficult is the force that drove the crisis: the interplay between persistent external and internal imbalances in the US and the rest of the world. The US and a number...
  • Obama Thinks Biden Is "Hot"

    01/06/2009 7:32:48 AM PST · by careyb · 24 replies · 1,355+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/6/09 | ABC News
    You may need to cover your mouth.
  • The President-elect's pecs

    01/06/2009 5:46:10 AM PST · by Titmouse · 8 replies · 685+ views
    The Aspen Times ^ | 01/06/09 | Addison Gardner
    With the elevation of Barack Obama to the White House, we have successfully centrifuged enough beefcake uranium to reach critical mass and transform the press corps into Malibu/Waikiki paparazzi. Nobody could have avoided the front-page pictures of Obama’s naked torso, toothy grin, backwards ball cap, and hip-hop hand salutes. They trumped the latest Israeli retaliation in Gaza; they eclipsed the Democrat embarrassment in Chicago; they moved the Madoff mess to page E4; and they bumped Britney’s comeback tour. And these photos and stories — “The girls had fruity shaved ices; dad had a tuna melt …” — weren’t targeted at...
  • We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama'

    01/05/2009 6:49:59 PM PST · by dascallie · 70 replies · 2,910+ views
    'It's over': Ann Coulter banned for life by NBC 'We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama' Posted: January 05, 2009 8:25 pm Eastern © 2009 WorldNetDaily NBC has reportedly banned best-selling author Ann Coulter for life after abruptly canceling an appearance on the "Today" show to promote her new book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America." "We are just not going to have her on any more, it's over," a top network source told the Drudge Report. This afternoon, NBC explained it abruptly cut Coulter from its planned broadcast tomorrow morning, because...
  • Maddow's Tantrum: Obamas Denied From Blair House And Must Stay At Luxury DC Hote

    01/06/2009 5:42:32 PM PST · by paltz · 80 replies · 2,989+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/6/09 | Kerry Picket
    *UPDATE BELOW THE FOLD MSNBC host, Rachel Maddow complained yesterday that the Obama family was stiffed by the Bush administration, because the next leader of the free world and his family, who are moving into the White House in two weeks, could not stay at Blair House due to lack of vacancies. Instead, the Obama family will stay at a fancy Washington hotel. MADDOW: The next leader of the free world and his family arrived in DC over the weekend, and they are living in a hotel room. The Obama kids, Sasha and Malia started school today at their new...
  • Always Right: The President-elect’s pecs

    01/06/2009 5:16:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 776+ views
    The Aspen Times ^ | January 6, 2009 | Addison Gardner
    With the elevation of Barack Obama to the White House, we have successfully centrifuged enough beefcake uranium to reach critical mass and transform the press corps into Malibu/Waikiki paparazzi. Nobody could have avoided the front-page pictures of Obama’s naked torso, toothy grin, backwards ball cap, and hip-hop hand salutes. They trumped the latest Israeli retaliation in Gaza; they eclipsed the Democrat embarrassment in Chicago; they moved the Madoff mess to page E4; and they bumped Britney’s comeback tour. And these photos and stories — “The girls had fruity shaved ices; dad had a tuna melt …” — weren’t targeted at...
  • McClatchy Political Reporter Writes Fawning Obama Fashion Story

    01/06/2009 5:02:54 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 457+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 6, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The late Mr. Blackwell could have gotten a job as a political reporter for McClatchy newspapers. Should you doubt this assessment, then check out this McClatchy newspapers report about Barack Obama written by Halimah Abdullah which was described by McClatchy Watch as sounding like a cross between GQ and Teen magazine. A video showing Obama "Yes We Can" power ties was even included at the top of the story. You won't find a trace of political analysis in the story by this political reporter but it is chock full of fashion: WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama radiates a certain stylistic...
  • Donate $5.00 now and you may win an all expense paid trip to President-elect Obama's inauguration!

    01/04/2009 7:06:59 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 57 replies · 1,629+ views ^ | 1/2/2009 |
    Thanks to you, President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden will take their oaths of office in just 17 days. You helped shape history, and now you can be a part of it. Ten supporters and their guests will be selected to come to Washington, D.C. for several days of inaugural events. You could be chosen to fly to Washington, attend the welcome ceremony, the Inaugural parade, the swearing-in, and an official Inaugural ball. Donate $5 or more now. You could be part of the historic events you made possible. This inauguration will be open to hundreds of thousands of...
  • Obama says got "choked up" leaving Chicago

    01/04/2009 6:03:05 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 94 replies · 2,282+ views
    rooters ^ | 01/04/09 | Deborah Charles
    ABOARD A U.S. AIR FORCE JET (Reuters) - Barack Obama is not afraid to admit it -- he got a little emotional before leaving Chicago for Washington where he will soon become the next president of the United States. "I've got to say that I choked up a little bit leaving my house today," said Obama, who will become the nation's first black president when he takes office on January 20.
  • If Obama Is Serious (Barf Alert)

    01/04/2009 10:51:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 513+ views
    Newsweak ^ | January 3, 2009 | Aaron David Miller
    Jews worry for a living; their tragic history compels them to do so. In the next few years, there will be plenty to worry about, particularly when it comes to Israel. The current operation in Gaza won't do much to ease these worries or to address Israel's longer-term security needs. The potential for a nuclear Iran, combined with the growing accuracy and lethality of Hamas and Hizbullah rockets, will create tremendous concern. Anxiety may also be provoked by something else: an Obama administration determined to repair America's image and credibility and to reach a deal in the Middle East. Don't...
  • Hopes too high for Obama - Castro

    01/03/2009 5:56:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 489+ views
    Hopes too high for Obama - Castro From correspondents in Havana AAP January 03, 2009 02:53pm BARACK Obama appears to be an honest and sincere man, but his election has awakened "excessive hopes" that the US will change, Cuban President Raul Castro says. Mr Castro repeated previous assertions that he is open to talks at any time with Mr Obama, who takes office on January 20, but said he is not desperate to do so. Mr Obama has said he wants to ease the 46-year-old US trade embargo against Cuba and meet with Cuban leaders as first steps toward normalising...
  • uncovers and boots over 90 0bamabot trolls this morning!

    01/02/2009 10:10:12 PM PST · by I can has Low Taxes? · 84 replies · 3,406+ views ^ | 2 January 2009 |
    I want to let everyone know now, that we have all the facts, why today seemed a bit, well, crazy... At Team Sarah we are experiencing -- and, with your help, neutralizing -- an attempt to frame this community for harboring hate speech and bigotry: violations of our own Terms of Use and community standards. We have just found and documented a group of 90 invaders who are plotting to come here to post racist remarks and radical, over the top, content in an attempt to discredit us, to get you, our members, fighting each other, and to just make...
  • NBC Weeps For Obama's Homelessness

    01/02/2009 1:39:26 PM PST · by careyb · 51 replies · 2,323+ views
    MRC ^ | 1/2/09 | MRC
    On Tuesday morning's Today show, NBC substitute anchor Lester Holt and correspondent Savannah Guthrie regretted President-elect Barack Obama having to make an "adjustment" -- not being able to "just pick up and go anytime he wants" due to "not just Secret Service, but a traveling corps of journalists now follows his every move, even in Hawaii." Guthrie reported on the "signs Obama is growing a bit frustrated with all the attention." The on-screen graphic accompanying her report inflated this apparent frustration on the part of future chief executive: "Man in a Bubble: Obama Chafes at Constant Scrutiny." Holt introduced Guthrie's...
  • Rand McNally Honors Obama’s Historic Inauguration with Limited Edition fabMAP® (Messiah Worship)

    12/18/2008 1:54:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 676+ views
    Business Wire ^ | December 18, 2008 | Marc Hollinger
    Whether you’re heading to D.C. for the Inauguration or simply looking for an exclusive piece of presidential memorabilia, the President Barack Obama Commemorative Inaugural fabMAP® from Rand McNally is the perfect Obama collectible or Obama gift to celebrate the historic occasion. Made of microfiber, the waterproof fabMAP® features the Inauguration site and surrounding area. It’s tear-proof, won’t wrinkle, and has many uses including cleaning glasses, mobile device screens and camera lenses. This napkin-sized fabric map easily fits into a purse or pocket but also features intricate mapping detail. The President Barack Obama Commemorative Inaugural fabMAP® is more than a unique...