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  • Justice Samuel Alito skips State of the Union [Six of nine will attend]

    01/25/2011 9:22:07 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2011 | Meredith Shiner
    Six out of nine members of the Supreme Court will attend Tuesday nights State of the Union, just one year after President Barack Obama openly chided the court for its Citizens United decision on campaign finance in the annual address. The court did not make available the names of the justices who will attend, but Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. has a speaking engagement at the University of Hawaii law school, whose website is currently running an Aloha Alito slide show on its homepage. Alito was at the center of the awkward and unusual 2010 exchange with the president during last...
  • Snub Sparks Diplomatic Crisis

    12/19/2010 9:20:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Revelation that the guest list for Prince Williams wedding next year wont include the Obamas has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Sources inside the US State Department confirm that President Obama is considering severing diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, a nation once held to be our closest ally. This is a royal snub if you ask me, said the Presidents visibly angry Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. After all this country has done for the Britsbailing them out in two World Wars, boosting the careers of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, adopting their language as our ownto be stabbed in the...
  • Snub for Obamas as Royal sources reveal they will not be invited to Prince William's wedding

    12/16/2010 6:46:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/16/10 | Staff
    President Obama and his wife Michelle will not be invited to Prince William's wedding next year. Royal sources revealed yesterday that the American President and his wife are not among the congregation as William's wedding to Kate Middleton is not classed as a 'state occasion' - as the Prince is not yet heir to the throne. Courtiers suggested they are more eager to ask ordinary citizens and charity workers than foreign dignitaries and VIPs at the 'people's wedding'.
  • India snubs China over Nobel appeal

    12/07/2010 12:11:10 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    HT ^ | December 07, 2010 | HT
    NEW DELHI / BEIJING: Refusing to buckle under pressure from Beijing, India is all set to take part in the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Oslo on Friday. The move comes ahead of Chinese premier Wen Jiabaos visit to India on December 15. Foreign ministry officials refused to comment on Indias participation. Beijing has asked several countries, including India, to boycott the ceremony or face its displeasure. A foreign ministry spokesperson called the prize an open support for criminal activities in China. It is learnt Brazil and South Africa (from the IBSA grouping) are...
  • Rhode Island sets the table for presidential dinner

    10/27/2010 4:55:02 PM PDT · by purplelobster · 8 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | October 26, 2010 | Gail Ciampa
    When President Obama sits down to dinner on Monday night in Providence, Rhode Island fruit and vegetables, cheeses, meats and chocolates will be on the table. From community gardens to a vineyard, the states culinary community has grown to the point it can feed a president from its own backyard. As soon as Johnnie Chace knew shed host the president for a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at her home with husband Arnold Buff Chace, she followed one very local path to serve what she hopes is an amazing meal. The first thing I thought was this is...
  • Obama Bows Before Arabs, But Snubs Sikhs [v]

    10/20/2010 6:43:32 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 9 replies
    self ^ | 102010 | tih
    The Sikhs came about as a reaction against Muslim oppression of Hindus. But Obama has no time for them. Instead, he bows before the Arabs and wants to dialogue with Iran.Do the math, people.Incidentally, Sikhs are good guys. Hence Obama's snub.Obama, screw you once and for all.
  • Michelle, kids to miss Obama's 49th birthday celebrations

    08/02/2010 8:58:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies · 14+ views
    CHICAGO: US President Barack Obama will celebrate his 49th birthday in the company of his friends in Chicago and not with his wife and two daughters. The White House said that Obama will leave Washington for Chicago on Wednesday and will stay at his home in Kenwood for the night, Chicago Sun-Times reported. First lady Michelle Obama will not be with the president. She will leave next week for Spain, travelling with daughter Sasha, 9. Malia, 12, for an overnight camp. Obama, born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, was last in Chicago with his family over the Memorial Day...
  • Obama ate alone at fund-raiser dinner

    07/30/2010 5:28:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies · 5+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 30, 2010
    The big spenders who shelled out $30,400 a head for dinner with President Obama at the Four Seasons restaurant and at Anna Wintour's house didn't actually break any bread with him. After starting Tuesday night at a dinner for 60 high-rolling Democratic supporters hosted by hedge-fund billionaire Marc Lasry, Obama headed to a private room at the Four Seasons to wolf down steak, potatoes and broccoli with two aides before heading to Wintour's Greenwich Village home. Obama arrived at the Four Seasons at 5 p.m. Spies said he gave a short speech and schmoozed with 60 attendees, including Lasry and...
  • Obama Wont Speak In-Person at Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Celebration But.. (truncated)

    07/26/2010 2:51:44 PM PDT · by Justaham · 50 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7-26-10 | Penny Starr
    Original Title Obama Wont Speak In-Person at Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Celebration But Will Appear on ABC TVs The View ------------------ President Barack Obama, the honorary chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, will not speak in-person before the group on Wednesday at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, as part of the organization's 100th anniversary celebration. However, the president is sending a videotaped message to the scouts for Wednesday, the same day he will be in Manhattan to tape an appearance for ABC TVs talk show The View. Bob Dries, chairman of national news and media at the Boy Scouts...
  • Vet Snub Shocks Families

    07/19/2010 8:04:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 37 replies · 4+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 7/19/10 | Gelb
    It was inauguration day for the nations most modern facility for the treatment of active-duty soldiers and veterans suffering from brain injuries and psychological disorders5,000 of them with families on hand. At the podium in Bethesda, Maryland, stood Arnold Fisher, the chief fundraiser for this precious center that may need to care for hundreds of thousands of victims, searching in vain for one White House official, one Cabinet officer, one member of the Joint Chiefs, one senator. He found none. And he asked again and again, Where are they? You are injured, Fisher said. We are all here. Where are...
  • Oprah, Other Powerful Dems not Invited to Chelsea Clinton's Wedding

    07/16/2010 11:07:42 AM PDT · by nasube · 92 replies ^ | 7-16-10 | Emily Miller
    Chelsea Clintons weddingnow dubbed the wedding of the centuryis such an exclusive event that HUMAN EVENTS had not been able to find anyone who is actually attending the July 31 wedding. So many of Bill and Hillary Clintons friends and supporters are not invited to the wedding that feelings are getting hurt and egos bruised.
  • Barack Obama Ignores D-Day Anniversary Goes to Theatre Party

    06/07/2010 12:54:22 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies · 66+ views
    Big Government ^ | 6/6/2010 | Jim Hoft
    On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. America lost 2,499 of its finest men that day. (Enterprise News) Its too bad Barack Obama missed the anniversary today. The White House website has nothing posted today on the 66th Anniversary of the D-Day landing. The president had other things on his mind. He was attending his second party this week, tonight at the Ford Theatre. According to the Fords Theatre website, the event tonight is described as follows: Fords Theatre Society will host its...
  • Obama Snubs Vietnam Vets of Rolling Thunder

    05/27/2010 7:04:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 43 replies · 1,888+ views
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 | Kristinn
    Maybe he doesn't like the sound of hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riding freedom-fighters roaring through the streets of D.C. all day and night for four days?Barack Obama is turning his back on the Vietnam veterans of Rolling Thunder who will gathering in Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day weekend for their 23rd annual demonstration to remind the nation of those servicemembers still missing or held as prisoners of war.In addition to skipping out on his duties at Arlington National Cemetery so he can vacation at the family mansion in Chicago, Obama will be cancelling what, under President George W. Bush,...
  • Absent-in-Chief:Obama MIA for Memorial Day,Vacationing as Spill Worsens(Blaming Bush for spill??)

    05/26/2010 11:03:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies · 1,077+ views
    newsmax ^ | 5/26/10
    Already under increasing fire for his handling of an oil spill that many experts now say will be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, President Barack Obama is riling conservatives and veterans with his decision to skip the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Instead, he will vacation in Chicago. The decision not only has angered conservative pundits such as Glenn Beck but also has riled military families and others who expect the president to follow tradition on the day reserved for honoring the sacrifice of Americas soldiers. On, run by the Florida Times-Union newspaper, a...
  • Obama Won't go To Arlington/Tomb of Unknowns On Memorial Day; (Obama w/be @ a military cemtery in Il

    05/25/2010 5:29:33 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 135 replies · 4,895+ views
    FOXNews | FOXNews
    President Obama will NOT go to Arlington National Cemetary and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers on Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. Our president will remain in WH to "honor" former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney. Story is only a tease line on FOX Morning News now. More later.
  • Obama To Be A No Show At Memorial Day Ceremony

    05/25/2010 10:32:37 AM PDT · by muleskinner · 209 replies · 7,471+ views
    KGO Radio | 5/25/2010 | me
    Obama will be on vacation in Chicago this Memorial Day, instead of presiding over Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington. This may be the first time since the Civil War that a president will not pay respect to the veterans passed.
  • Wall Street bigs $kip O's glitzy Apple gala

    05/14/2010 1:15:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 682+ views
    Wall Street bigs snubbed President Obama last night at a big-bucks campaign fund-raiser at The St. Regis hotel in Midtown. The gala -- where tickets went for as much as $50,000 a couple and whose proceeds were going to Democratic candidates -- featured stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Democratic Party regulars but few, if any, executives from the city's leading financial institutions. That was no accident, according to Democrats on Capitol Hill and Wall Street sources who say those in the financial industry are tired of being the punching bag for Obama and Democrats crafting legislation to tightly...
  • Wall Street bigs $kip O's glitzy Apple gala

    05/14/2010 7:36:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 1,141+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 14, 2010 | Jennifer Fermino, Geoff Earle, and Charles Hurt
    <p>Wall Street bigs snubbed President Obama last night at a big-bucks campaign fund-raiser at The St. Regis hotel in Midtown.</p>
  • Obama Rolls Out Red Carpet For Karzai After Netanyahu Snub

    05/13/2010 7:08:43 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 45 replies · 797+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 5/13/2010 | Ed Carson
    He stuffed the ballot box, his brother is a powerful warlord with reputed drug ties and when pressed on his governments rampant corruption, he reportedly threatened to join the Taliban. But Afghan President Hamid Karzai is getting the royal treatment from President Obama in his U.S. visit. This week Karzai is receiving the same diplomatic rollout he enjoyed during the Bush administration, when he was considered one of the countrys key allies: a one-on-one meeting
  • Elton John snubs Sarah Palin at TIME 100 gala

    05/06/2010 4:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 1,920+ views
    On the Red Carpet ^ | May 6, 2010 | Janet Kinnaman
    Sir Elton John lost sight of his British etiquette when he snubbed former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin at the TIME 100 gala Wednesday night. "It's nice to be at an event where you meet some unusual people, like Sarah Palin," said the Brit, immediately following his remark with an eyebrow raise. When asked who he wanted to meet most at the gala, Elton followed with another jab saying, "Not Sarah Palin but anybody else would be fine." Fellow TIME 100 honorees included actor Neil Patrick Harris, Taylor Swift, Ben Stiller and Ashton Kutcher. "I can't even get my dogs...
  • At nuclear summit, Obama snubs an ally

    04/13/2010 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Wapo ^ | 4/13/10 | Jackson Diehl
    Forty-seven world leaders are Barack Obamas guests in Washington Tuesday at the nuclear security summit. Obama is holding bilateral meetings with just 12 of them. Thats led to some awkward exclusions -- and some unfortunate appearances, as well. One of those left out was Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia, who got a phone call from Obama last week instead of a meeting in Washington. His exclusion must have prompted broad smiles in Moscow, where Saakashvili is considered public enemy no. 1 -- a leader whom Russia tried to topple by force in the summer of 2008. After all, Obama met...
  • Boston tea rally has glaring absence: Scott Brown

    04/13/2010 2:31:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 959+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2010 | GLEN JOHNSON
    BOSTON (AP) -- When the Tea Party Express pulls into the city where the conservative movement got its name, the crowd will be as notable for who is not there as who is. Sarah Palin is the keynote speaker at Wednesday's rally on Boston Common, but Republican Sen. Scott Brown - whose January election the movement claims as its proudest accomplishment - is skipping the event.
  • US and Israel: An unsettled alliance (Obama, Enemy Of The Jews)

    04/13/2010 5:54:23 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 16 replies · 446+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 12 2010 20:21 | Daniel Dombey and Tobias Buck
    The world clustered around Barack Obama on Monday with one very notable exception. Leaders of some 40 countries, from Argentina and Armenia to China and India, gathered in Washington to attend the nuclear security summit convoked by the US president. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israels prime minister, stayed away. Israeli diplomats attribute Mr Netanyahus last-minute cancellation to Turkish and Egyptian plans to discuss Israels nuclear arsenal. But his absence from an event intended to show US allies and partners rallying around the American presidents agenda was, at the very least, deeply symbolic.
  • Absence of key U.S. allies at summit amplifies doubts about Obamas foreign policy

    04/12/2010 8:11:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jon Ward
    President Obama is holding one of the biggest global summits ever on U.S. soil starting Monday, but for all the hoopla, the event will be missing Americas strongest allies. As remarkable as it is, the fact that neither British Prime Minister Gordon Brown nor Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are attending President Obamas nuclear security summit in Washington Monday and Tuesday is not altogether surprising. Relations with both countries Israel in particular have grown strained under Obama. Combined with Afghan President Hamid Karzais recent defiance of the administration, questions are growing about the presidents ability to maintain important...
  • Scott Brown camp: No snub intended

    04/12/2010 12:52:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies · 1,432+ views
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2010 | ANDY BARR
    Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was never planning to attend a tea party rally featuring Sarah Palin this week in Boston, his staff told POLITICO, and did not intend his absence to come off as a snub. Brown spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told POLITICO that coming off of a two week legislative recess, Brown had always planned to be in Washington this week. Brown drew notice Monday after the Boston Herald reported that Brown was skipping the rally. In a story headlined Scott Brown snubs Sarah Palin, bags Tea Party rally, Herald reporter Edward Mason wrote that Browns decision to skip the...
  • Scott Brown snubs Palin, bags Tea Party rally

    04/11/2010 9:29:15 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 117 replies · 2,996+ views ^ | Monday, April 12, 2010 | Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, whose stunning victory in January was fueled in part by Tea Party anger, has snubbed the fiery grassroots group and declined its invitation to join Sarah Palin Wednesday at a massive rally on Boston Common, the Herald has learned. Browns decision to skip the first big rally in Boston by the group whose members are credited with helping him win election has some experts saying hes tossed the Tea Party overboard, as he prepares for re-election in 2012.
  • US Refuses Visas to all Israeli Nuclear Scientists

    04/08/2010 7:39:29 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 396 replies · 11,749+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Clarice Feldman
    In a new and ridiculous policy, the US is denying Israeli scientists who work at the Dimona reactor site an opportunity to refresh their knowedge, Joshua Pundit reports: Ma'ariv reported today that the Israeli government was stunned when every nuclear technician at Israel's Dimona reactor who had submitted visa requests to visit the United States for ongoing university education in Physics, Chemistry and Nuclear Engineering had their visa applications summarily rejected, specifically because of their association with the Dimona reactor.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu snubs US nuclear conference

    04/09/2010 5:14:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 27 replies · 662+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/9/2010 | Alex Spillius
    Israel's prime minister has called off a trip to Washington next week to attend a conference on nuclear non-proliferation, deepening tensions with Barack Obama and threatening to overshadow an event the US president views as crucial to his global agenda. Israeli officials said Benjamin Netanyahu decided to send a minister in his place after reports that Muslim nations in the Middle East would single out Israel's undeclared nuclear programme for criticism. The White House tried to downplay the cancellation, but will be privately furious at a very public snub by Mr Netanyahu, who may have been looking for such an...
  • Netanyahu cancels trip to Obama's nuclear summit

    04/08/2010 2:42:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 238 replies · 7,793+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 8, 2010
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a planned trip to Washington next week to take part in President Barack Obama's 47-country nuclear security summit conference.
  • UPDATE 3-Netanyahu cancels trip to Obama's nuclear summit

    04/08/2010 9:14:33 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 31 replies · 983+ views
    Reuters - Africa ^ | April 9, 2010 | staff
    * Netanyahu fears Islamic ambush at conference * Sends a deputy in his place to Washington (Updates with White House, Liz Cheney comments)
  • US downplays Netanyahu no-show at nuclear summit

    04/09/2010 4:52:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 289+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | April 9, 2010
    The White House downplayed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's canceled trip to Washington for a nuclear summit next week amid growing tensions between the two close allies. Netanyahu will instead send his deputy, Intelligence and Atomic Energy Minister Dan Meridor, to the talks with world leaders to be hosted by Obama on Monday and Tuesday, Israeli government officials told AFP. Israeli media said Netanyahu was concerned that Muslim nations attending the conference planned to press for Israel -- the Middle East's sole, albeit undeclared nuclear power -- to open its own nuclear facilities to international inspection. White House National Security...
  • Obama's Treatment of Israel is Shocking

    03/29/2010 5:09:05 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 35 replies · 1,019+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 29, 2010 | Ed Koch
    President Obama's abysmal attitude toward the State of Israel and his humiliating treatment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shocking. In the Washington Post on March 24th, Jackson Diehl wrote, "Obama has added more poison to a U.S.-Israeli relationship that already was at its lowest point in two decades. Tuesday night the White House refused to allow non-official photographers record the president's meeting with Netanyahu; no statement was issued afterward. Netanyahu is being treated as if he were an unsavory Third World dictator, needed for strategic reasons but conspicuously held at arms length. That is something the rest of the...
  • 'Obama didn't mean to snub PM'-top aide calls Washington talks "working meeting among friends."

    03/28/2010 7:09:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies · 917+ views
    US president's top aide calls Washington talks "working meeting among friends." A top aide of US President Barack Obama told CNN's State of the Union program on Sunday morning that Obama did not snub Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when the two met in the White House last week. Reuters quoted David Axelrod as saying that the meeting between the US president and the prime minister was "a working meeting among friends." He reportedly added that "there was no snub intended." White House reporters and Israeli columnists raised the issue after the leaders' talks were closed to the media, without a...
  • Updated: Obama Didn't Walk Out on Netanyahu to Go Eat With His Family

    03/28/2010 7:15:17 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 88 replies · 3,148+ views
    NY Magazine ^ | March 26, 2010
    Updated: Obama Didn't Walk Out on Netanyahu to Go Eat With His Family 3/26/10 at 09:35 AM Comment 163Comment 163Comments Photo: Olivier Fitoussi-pool/Getty Images It was an ominous signal when the White House didn't provide photos or briefings after the much-anticipated meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week. After Joe Biden was blindsided by a surprise Israeli announcement of a new East Jerusalem housing project a couple of weeks earlier, the Obama administration was clearly sending a message of extreme displeasure. Now we know just how frosty that meeting really was: [Obama] immediately presented...
  • Reports: Netanyahu 'Humiliated' by Obama Snub

    03/26/2010 8:09:22 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 123 replies · 2,636+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 3/26/10 | Times of London
    For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Benjamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation. After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Obama walked out of his meeting with Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with...
  • Binyamin Netanyahu Humiliated After Barack Obama 'Dumped Him For Dinner'

    03/25/2010 5:37:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies · 2,019+ views
    London Times ^ | March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell and James Hider
    March 26, 2010 Binyamin Netanyahu Humiliated After Barack Obama 'Dumped Him For Dinner' (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) The President was said to have walked out of the meeting, saying to Mr Netanyahu: 'Let me know if there is anything new' Giles Whittell, Washington, and James Hider, Jerusalem For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama...
  • Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

    03/25/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 770 replies · 19,725+ views ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell,
    For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation. After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at...
  • Medved Discussing Dissing of Bibi Now (plus Mike Pence)

    03/25/2010 12:14:44 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 47 replies · 1,231+ views
    Michael Medved Show | 3/25/10
    Medved is explaining the extreme scorning of Bibi by the Ozero administration, and the completely inappropriate exploitation of Ozero of the proposed contruction of more housing in Jerusalem for Jews in a Jewish neighborhood. Plus he said he would be talking to Pence about what he said against Ozero this week regarding the horrible way Bibi was treated during his visit.
  • Obama prohibits photos of him and Netanyahu together

    03/25/2010 8:33:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1,613+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2010 | Bill Zwerger
    As alluded to in an AT post dated March 10, 2010, and evidenced by his off limits to the press meeting yesterday, Barack Obama will do anything do avoid being photographed with Israeli PM Netanyahu. From "In a break with custom that seemed linked to the crisis complicating U.S.-Israel relations, reporters were not invited to see them shake hands and begin their talks. It is highly unusual for a visiting ally not to be seen with the president, either for photographs or statements." Too duplicitous to ever be forthright with their true intentions, the Obama administration is plainly antagonizing...
  • Obama snubbed Netanyahu for dinner with Michelle and the girls, Israelis claim

    03/25/2010 9:22:39 AM PDT · by propertius · 120 replies · 4,199+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 03/25/2010 | Adrian Blomfield
    Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House meeting room for over an hour after President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of tense talks to have supper with his family, it emerged on Thursday. The snub marked a fresh low in US-Israeli relations and appeared designed to show Mr Netanyahu how low his stock had fallen in Washington after he refused to back down in a row over Jewish construction in east Jerusalem. The Israeli prime minister arrived at the White House on Tuesday evening brimming with confidence that the worst of the crisis in his country's relationship...
  • Obama Excludes Private and Catholic School Children From Easter Egg Roll Ticket Giveaway

    03/24/2010 8:54:11 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 33 replies · 1,798+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/24/10 | Penny Starr
    The Obama administration announced on Tuesday it has reserved 3,000 free tickets to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for students in D.C.-area public and charter schools, but not for children who attend private or parochial schools.(snip) The 3,000 reserved tickets will be distributed to students at 11 public schools in D.C. and a few others in Virginia and Maryland. Children at private or parochial schools in the Washington metropolitan area may attend the April 5 event, but only if they are among the people who registered for an online lottery system, by which the remaining free tickets --...
  • Allies everywhere feeling snubbed by President Obama

    03/17/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 941+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2010 | Robert Kagan
    The contretemps between President Obama and Israel needs to be seen in a broader global context. The president who ran against "unilateralism" in the 2008 campaign has worse relations overall with American allies than George W. Bush did in his second term. Israelis shouldn't feel that they have been singled out. In Britain, people are talking about the end of the "special relationship" with America and worrying that Obama has no great regard for the British, despite their ongoing sacrifices in Afghanistan. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has openly criticized Obama for months (and is finally being rewarded with a...
  • Freep the comments on Allies Everywhere feeling Snubbed by Obama

    03/17/2010 6:38:33 AM PDT · by RecallMoran · 7 replies · 298+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2010 | Robert Kagan
    The contretemps between President Obama and Israel needs to be seen in a broader global context. The president who ran against "unilateralism" in the 2008 campaign has worse relations overall with American allies than George W. Bush did in his second term.

    03/13/2010 8:36:15 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 167 replies · 4,709+ views
    The Japanese daily equivalent to the American "Wall Street Journal", the "Nihon Keizai Shimbun" (or "Nikkei" for short) has run a Japanaese language story just now reporting the slamming that Obama and Gibbs are getting for not only cancelling the Obama Asian trip, but in the rather crass, cavalier, informal and rude way it was apparantly gingerly announced (by Gibbs apparantly) through "Twitter".Alludes in Japanese that this is insulting in an Asian context. Original article (link provided to Japanese) is: 米大統領のアジア歴訪延期、「ツイッター発表」で波紋Or my translation: "Obama's Asian Trip Postponement; (White House) Announcement Via 'Twitter' Causes Waves"
  • Joe Biden's snub to Netanyahu as he arrives 90minutes late for dinner in middle of row with Israel

    03/12/2010 9:36:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,264+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/10 | Mail Foreign Service
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden snubbed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night by arriving 90 minutes late to a scheduled dinner. Mr Biden's late arrival was in response to Israel announcing 1,600 new homes will be built in disputed east Jerusalem during his visit to the region. He sharply rebuked the Israeli step - which came just after the Palestinians agreed to a new round of indirect peace talks under U.S. mediation after a 14-month lapse.
  • Academy apologizes for Farrah Fawcett snub (Forgets about her in tribute of stars who died in 2009)

    03/10/2010 12:28:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies · 2,260+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2010
    It was no oversight. The executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to the friends, family and fans of Farrah Fawcett, who was conspicuously omitted from Sunday night's Oscar-event tribute to Hollywood personalities who had died over the past year. While some agents and publicists, besides actors, were included in the memorial, Fawcett, a high-profile star better known for her TV work (who also appeared on the big screen), was not. Neither was Gene Barry -- who was seen in both versions of "War of the Worlds" -- or Bea Arthur. Among those criticizing...
  • Tenor adopted and disowned by Yankees leaving NYC

    03/06/2010 10:44:16 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 664+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Irish tenor Ronan Tynan says he's leaving New York for Boston because he hasn't been able to find work in the months since a woman accused him of making an anti-Semitic remark. The New York Yankees dropped their long-standing tradition of having the 49-year-old singer perform "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch after the incident in October. Tynan says other work has also dried up, and he's gotten angry e-mails and death threats.
  • Pro-Family Spokesman Censured for Remarks Against Homosexuals in Military

    03/02/2010 11:27:19 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 442+ views
    The New American Magazine ^ | 02 March 2010 | Dave Bohon
    When Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, was invited back in October to be the guest speaker at a February 25 prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base, he had no idea he would be expected to suspend his opinions on such issues as homosexuals serving in Americas military. After all, as a noted pro-family spokesman he can certainly be expected to promote values that are conducive to strong families and a stable society. His reputation in that capacity is, no doubt, what garnered him an invitation to speak at the prayer luncheon (and thousands of similar events...
  • Netherlands Gay Protest Over Catholic Communion Snub [Catholic Mass Disrupted]

    02/28/2010 6:27:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 810+ views
    BBCNews ^ | February 28, 2010
    Netherlands Gay Protest Over Catholic Communion Snub Hundreds of gay protesters descended on Sunday Mass in Sint-Jan church Hundreds of Dutch activists have walked out of a Mass in protest at a Roman Catholic policy of denying communion to practising homosexuals. On this occasion, the church, in 's-Hertogenbosch, had already decided not to serve communion, so the protesters left, shouting and singing. The dispute began earlier this month when a priest in a nearby town refused communion to an openly gay man. The Netherlands was the first country to introduce gay marriage in 2001. Most Dutch people support gay rights,...
  • Gay Republicans Face Cool Reception at CPAC

    02/19/2010 10:29:21 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 867+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 02/19/2010 | Alison McSherry
    Not only are the members of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, in the political minority, but they are also very much in the Republican minority. Ever since it signed on as a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference, this 9-month-old organization has provoked controversy. Not far from the GOProud booth, several men on Thursday handed out green leaflets that read TO KEEP OUR HONOR CLEAN! The leaflet, created by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, is a four-page argument against gays serving in the military. The pamphlet, in fact, calls for a moral revolution....