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  • Mr. Buttons Is Home From Hawaii

    01/07/2011 7:18:04 PM PST · by devolve · 66 replies
    Friday, January 7, 2011 | devolve
  • Radical-In-Chief: Truth Finally Comes Out On Jeremiah Wright Connection

    01/01/2011 6:44:06 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 46 replies
    News Real Blog ^ | December 31 2010 | Paul Cooper
    Most of the the nation was shocked during the 2008 presidential campaign when videos came out of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. After all, this was candidate Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor and mentor.  The initial reaction was typical of our divided nation.  Conservatives pushed the Wright videos and the Left tried to silence their importance.  After a while people just got sick of talking about it. When the dust settled the accepted ‘reality’ was that Jeremiah Wright was nuts but Obama barely knew the guy and never heard any of Wright’s more extreme teaching.  Today if you bring up Jeremiah Wright, eyes...
  • Gasoline tops $3 a gallon for first time at Christmas

    12/24/2010 9:09:21 AM PST · by massmike · 71 replies · 1+ views
    dailyfinance.com ^ | 12/24/2010 | David Schepp
    It may be the happiest season of the year,but higher oil prices that have translated into gas prices topping $3 a gallon have many motorists frowning.
  • After National Outcry, Fed Reverses Anti-Christian Bank Decision in OK

    12/18/2010 6:52:19 AM PST · by VRWCTexan · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 18, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The Federal Reserve has reversed its decision that originally forced a small Oklahoma bank to remove from its premises and website Bible verses, crosses, and Christmas buttons. The reversal occurred after national outcry and a letter from two Oklahoma lawmakers who charged that the decision may be unconstitutional.
  • U.S. ready to back bigger EU stability fund-official (US Taxpayers to Bail Out Europe)

    12/01/2010 10:08:33 AM PST · by mojito · 106 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/1/2010 | Unattributed
    The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday. "There are a lot of people talking about that. I think the European Commission has talked about that," said the U.S. official, commenting on enlarging the European stability fund. "It is up to the Europeans. We will certainly support using the IMF in these circumstances." "There are obviously some severe market problems," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. [....] The IMF, whose biggest single...
  • Source: No new drilling in Gulf for seven years (USA-No, China-Yes)

    12/01/2010 8:31:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 140 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/1/2010 | Dan Lothian
    A senior administration official confirms that President Obama will not be allowing new drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years. This is a result of the BP oil spill.
  • First Lady Pushes Fitness at Places of Worship

    11/30/2010 11:49:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 30, 2010
    People often turn to their faith to ease their minds. Now first lady Michelle Obama is hoping people will turn to churches, temples and synagogues to lose weight as well. The first lady launched a new addition to her Let's Move! campaign. Things might be changing at local services. Starting Monday, faith-based organizations of all kinds will begin a new crusade to end childhood obesity in a generation. It's called Let's Move: Faith and Communities, and the First AME Church of Los Angeles is leading the charge....
  • US cuts access to files after leak embarrassment

    11/30/2010 5:03:43 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 47 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/30/2010 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON – The State Department severed its computer files from the government's classified network, officials said Tuesday, as U.S. and world leaders tried to clean up from the embarrassing leak that spilled America's sensitive documents onto screens around the globe.
  • First Lady: 'Have pie! Eat the dressing!'

    11/27/2010 9:34:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 1+ views
    First Lady: 'Have pie! Eat the dressing!' By Elise Viebeck - 11/27/10 11:36 AM ET First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged American families to enjoy their food over the holiday weekend and not to worry about "how much you eat." Obama, who is spearheading a nationwide campaign against childhood obesity, explained to 20/20 host Barbara Walters that "this is the time" to let go a bit. "I would urge people to use this time to come together, as families and community, and don't take it for granted. Be kind to each other and laugh a little bit. And don't worry about...
  • China, Russia quit dollar

    11/24/2010 12:07:59 PM PST · by ConfusedSwede · 107 replies · 2+ views
    ChinaDaily ^ | 2010-11-24 07:55 | Su Qiang and Li Xiaokun
    "St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies."
  • TSA: Some gov't officials to skip airport security

    11/23/2010 1:20:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 171 replies
    chron.com ^ | 11/23/10 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-sanctioned security details. New heightened security procedures by the Transportation Security Administration, which require either a scan by a full-body detector or an intimate personal pat-down, have spurred passenger outrage in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday airport crush. The senior government officials can opt out of such measures if they fly accompanied by government security guards approved by the TSA. The agency would not explain why it makes these exceptions, but...
  • RICHARD COHEN: Michelle Was Right About Her Country

    11/22/2010 6:50:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 22, 2010 | By RICHARD COHEN
    When I was 11, my father thought it was time to show my sister and me the nation's capital. I have only vague memories of that trip — the heat, the expanse of the White House's grounds, the Jefferson Memorial. I do remember we took Route 1 through Baltimore (no I-95 yet), and it was there that I saw my first sign with the word "colored" on it — a rooming house, I think. This was 1952, and the United States was an apartheid nation. It is Sarah Palin who brings back these memories. In her new book, she reportedly...
  • Web censorship bill sails through Senate committee

    11/19/2010 5:41:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 223 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2010 | Sam Gustin
    On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,” which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.” COICA is the latest effort by Hollywood, the recording industry and...
  • Ferreting Out Real Travel Expense Fraud at DoJ

    11/11/2010 2:05:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 11, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    So Chris Christie likes to stay at the Four Seasons in Washington D.C.   What other travel fraud blockbuster might the Department of Justice release next?  Don’t hold your breath.  If the violation of travel rules don’t involve Republican-appointed U.S. Attorneys, the DOJ is in no hurry to release reports. The Justice Department Inspector General this week published a report that showed Chris Christie went outside of travel guidelines to the tune of about $2,000 during  his term.  The report doesn’t identify Christie by name, but other information in the report makes it an elementary exercise to identify him.The report...
  • White House Insider: Clintons, Scandals, and the Birth Certificate.. [scandal coming soon]

    11/11/2010 11:59:13 AM PST · by latarheel · 74 replies
    News Flavor ^ | November 9, 2010 | Ulsterman
    Specifically on the White House scandal again – I was told a report was coming soon. Something from a mainstream media outlet. Have you heard something similar? Where did you hear that? Your newspaper days coming back to you now? Just something I heard – reliably. Have you heard anything similar? (pause) Yes. Many people have. This thing is percolating just under the surface right now. Sooner – not later, the pot is gonna start boiling. Yeah, someone is about to test the waters with this thing. I’ve heard that. Then again, I’ve heard that for a while now, so...
  • Ann Coulter: REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT! (Voting Age 10?)

    11/10/2010 3:43:08 PM PST · by Syncro · 62 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | November 10, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT!November 10, 2010 Jimmy Carter was such an abominable president we got Ronald Reagan, tax cuts, a booming economy and the destruction of the Soviet Union. Two years of Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress got us the first Republican Congress in half a century, followed by tax cuts, welfare reform and a booming economy –- all of which Clinton now claims credit for. Obama's disastrous presidency has already produced Republican senators from Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Illinois; New Jersey's wonder-governor Chris Christie; and the largest House majority for Republicans since 1946. We deserve more. Clinton only...
  • WH Announces Post-Election News Conference (Wed., 1PM) [LIVE THREAD]

    11/02/2010 8:35:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 707 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 2, 2010
    (CBS/AP) President Barack Obama will hold a post-election news conference on Wednesday. The White House said Tuesday that Mr. Obama will take reporters' questions Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the East Room.
  • Obama Still Doesn't Get it

    11/03/2010 10:30:33 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 114 replies
    11-03-2010 | sirius6961
    Obama is speaking right now, and he is either clueless still or insane. The first question asked was not answered. When it was asked again, his reponse was, "that was the first questions; we will have others." WTF?He is either insane or lobotomized.Does he believe we will stop asking, or allow him to keep changing the subject? He is going on and on, filibustering the question-answer period to limit having to hear the HARD QUESTIONS HE REFUSES TO ANSWER.Thoughts?
  • America's Patriots are Obama's Enemies.

    11/01/2010 10:29:32 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | chatter4
    Video of John Boehner's short speech at an Election Eve rally in Ohio. America's Patriots are Obama's Enemies. In all fairness, Obama did try to back track on his statement, but, only after John Boehner's remarks were published by Politico, in advance of his speech. Obama now says, "Now, I did also say if you're going to punish somebody, punish your enemies, and I probably should have used the word, "opponents" instead of enemies. Now the Republicans are saying that I'm calling them enemies. What I'm saying is you're an opponent of this particular provision, comprehensive immigration reform, which is...
  • White House Crack Up

    10/29/2010 8:30:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 50 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 29 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    There's a fascinating series over at Newsflavor from a White House mole deep inside and high up -- think 'deepthroat." I was waiting for the bomb to drop, but it's more like Scheherazade ............... Obama is a disaster. Everyone knows. Anyone aiding and abetting the enemy in the White House be damned. It's America first, stupid. This is why the left is so dangerous. •White House Insider: Pelosi and Obama at War •White House Insider: Coming Soon – Serious White House Scandal •White House Insider: Obama Offering Hillary Clinton Vice President Position •Food for Thought •White House Insider: "President Obama...
  • Christine O'Donnell: "Desperate" Obama Returning to Delaware on Election Eve

    10/30/2010 12:43:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    Christine O'Donnell sent out an e-mail this afternoon saying Barack Obama will be returning to Delaware on Monday in a "desperate" bid to stave off the surging O'Donnell campaign.We just got word that Barack Obama is coming back to Delaware on Monday. He’s seen the polls and our grassroots fundraising. He is desperate to win this seat! Our campaign is on a roll and we are so close to winning. The momentum is gathering at exactly the right time.A recent poll showed O'Donnell narrowing opponent Chris Coons' lead to almost single digits from a high of 21%. O'Donnell surged from...
  • Cargo plane bomb plot: David Cameron not informed of terror threat for 16 hours

    10/30/2010 5:44:03 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 73 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 30, 2010 | By Andrew Porter and Richard Edwards
    [Camron] was not briefed until shortly after 2pm, 10 hours after the package was found and 16 hours after Barack Obama, the US President, was informed of the threat. Only at 7:45pm was a statement released by Theresa May, the Home Secretary. (snip) There were also questions last night about the confused response from British police, who were only prompted to admit the package had been found after reports emerged in the US - 13 hours after the event. It was Mr Obama who broke the news that explosives had been discovered in the packages, a suggestion police sources in...
  • Arrests Seen as Part of a Wider Plot [DC subway bombing]

    10/27/2010 3:40:38 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 47 replies
    IPT News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Steve Emerson
    Federal agents arrested a man Wednesday for plotting to bomb the Washington, D.C., subway system, the Justice Department announced. It was the second arrest in as many days involving Americans hoping to wage violence for al-Qaida or the Taliban, and federal law enforcement officials believe it is part of a wider attempt to launch terrorist attacks. Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, Va., was indicted Wednesday for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility, and attempting to provide material support to help carry out multiple bombings...
  • Maria Shriver Hosts 3-day Women's Conference (CA)

    10/25/2010 12:44:30 AM PDT · by onyx · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NBClosangeles ^ | Updated 12:10 PM PDT, Sun, Oct 24, 2010 | City News Service
    b>Conference focuses on creating "architects of change (LOL) California first lady Maria Shriver will host the annual Women's Conference beginning Sunday in Long Beach, with the event featuring more than 140 speakers and participants, including Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama and second lady Dr. Jill Biden. The event, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, is expected to attract 30,000 participants to the Long Beach Convention Center. Among the speakers expected to take part are Erin Brockovich, Campbell Brown, Deepak Chopra, Giada De Laurentiis, Linda Ellerbee, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arianna Huffington, Billie Jean King, Matt...
  • A Mass Nervous Breakdown of the Left

    10/25/2010 12:02:06 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/10 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    ... There have been many other instances -- too many to mention in this piece -- but I don't recall ever seeing the like of the disproportionate, unhinged attacks on Christine O'Donnell for her statements addressing the Establishment Clause in her Widener Law School debate with Chris Coons. The left couldn't possibly want that one Delaware Senate seat enough to match their vitriol. It's important to understand the context in which the Establishment Clause issue was addressed at the debate. Chris Coons said that only evolution must be taught in schools, and that intelligent design is prohibited from being discussed,...
  • Shocking: Bigoted White Tea Party Woman Beats Petite Black Female Reporter

    10/09/2010 8:56:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2010 | Doug Giles
    I’m sorry, I got that wrong. Stupid me. I’m never going to make it in this business. It was actually a big black liberal woman who whaled on a petite white conservative female reporter last weekend. Whew, thank God I corrected myself because we all know that if a hulking honky Tea Party mama with dragon nails had smacked down a svelte progressive black female reporter (and on film, no less) it would have caused a media firestorm that would have escalated into: 1. Daily front page coverage by the New York Times 2. Watts-like riots across the nation 3....
  • Panther Pincer Movement

    10/07/2010 10:46:48 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    Two draft letters are whizzing around the offices and electronic in-boxes of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today, both intended to be delivered to Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that Holder live up to his pledges of transparency and rectitude in Department of Justice (DoJ) affairs. The most explosive demand is for documents ....The key thing here is that both memos were reportedly given to Civil Rights Division chief Thomas Perez before Perez testified under oath to the Commission on Civil Rights that he was unaware of, and would never countenance, such race-based decision-making. In short, if the memos'...
  • Specter Urges Voters to ‘Stop Extremists’ (RINO turned Dem viciously attacks DeMint, Tea Party)

    10/03/2010 6:00:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jessica Brady
    Sen. Arlen Specter urged “mainstream Americans” to turn out in droves to prevent a total rejection of moderate challengers and incumbents. “Mainstream Americans must march to the polls this November to express themselves forcefully to stop extremists financed by undisclosed contributors from stifling our democracy,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said in a floor statement Tuesday morning. Specter, who left the GOP for the Democratic Party last year after determining he could not win the Republican primary in his state, noted this year’s primary process has been particularly devastating to moderates. Specter, a moderate, is one of three incumbent Senators to lose...
  • Ed Schultz, you're no Glenn Beck: Why "One America" rally just didn't measure up

    10/03/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | October 3, 2010 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The hope of the organizers of Saturday's "One America" rally in Washington was that a big turnout -- something on par with the crowd Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin attracted at the end of August -- would alter the media's midterm campaign narrative, which to date has emphasized the energy of the Republican base and the likelihood of sizable GOP gains in November. And, to the organizers' credit, the turnout, to the extent it could really be measured, seemed impressive enough. But while we might want to take this as proof that the "enthusiasm gap" is vanishing and that the...
  • Michelle Obama threatens to divorce Barack Obama if he tries to seek second term

    10/03/2010 5:56:53 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 117 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 3, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Michelle Obama has threatened to divorce Barack Obama if he tries to seek a second term as president. That is the report according to well-placed and insider sources from the National Enquirer, who work in the nation’s capital. This report of strife and all-out threat-making in the Obamas’ marriage is not the first time that reports have arisen, which detail that not everything is well in Obamaland. Earlier this year, reports emerged that Barack Obama himself—also known by liberals everywhere as either "The Messiah" or "The One"—had engaged in a sordid affair with none other than a former campaign aide...
  • Barack Obama is Scared

    10/02/2010 10:24:30 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 33 replies
    lame cherry ^ | 10/3/10 | lame cherry
    Barack Hussein Obama is scared. It is a third world scared being in a first world of Americans in which he doesn't have a clue what to do. There is a big difference between scared, being afraid of having fear. Fear is what humans have in battle, or hearing your loved one is hurt, but you hold your ground, because the soul in you holds you to honor that love you have in you for others. Being afraid is what humans are in being frightened of the unknown. What Obama though is, is scared, and you can hear it, see...
  • America’s Half-White President Plays His Race Card

    10/01/2010 5:49:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-01-10 | Skookum
    The Dream Has Turned Into A NightmareIn a move to call upon White America's Guilt, President Obama made reference to the plight of American Slaves before their Emancipation during the Civil War. Obama proves once again that the presidential campaign rhetoric concerning moving beyond racism and bringing America together as a unified country was only teleprompter trash talk. He now invokes images of slavery to try and recapture America's Guilt and Pity for the poor half Black President who has lost the confidence of the American voter and is facing catastrophic Democrat losses in mid-term elections due to firing...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Talks about "The Roots of Obama's Rage

    10/01/2010 4:26:01 PM PDT · by Artcore · 40 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | 10/1/10 | Bob Ellis
    Author Dinesh D’Souza has a new book out entitled The Roots of Obama’s Rage. In brief, the book is about Barack Obama’s youth and formative experiences that ideologically made him the man he is today. You may recall a recent column by D’Souza which provided just a teaser of what may be found in the book. This series of videos (below) made by D’Souza provide some glimpses of what you’ll find in the book. Like D’Souza, Obama lived a great deal of his life off the U.S. mainland–even in foreign countries. D’Souza grew up in India and came to the...
  • Disney backs Michelle Obama's child obesity campaign

    09/30/2010 3:00:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Staff
    The Walt Disney Company on Thursday threw its weight behind a campaign championed by US First Lady Michelle Obama to push back child obesity. The "Magic of Healthy Living" campaign will feature public service announcements by Michelle Obama, teen idol Nick Jonas, TV star Brenda Song and other celebrities, all seeking "to inspire kids" to lead healthy lives and help their parents to instill good habits in them, Disney said in a statement. As part of the campaign, Disney will make a one million dollar grant to help build play spaces and gardens in 10 underserved communities nationwide. ..."We are...
  • Obama Admin Targets Pro-Lifers in FBI Training Forum With Pro-Abortion Orgs

    09/30/2010 8:58:34 AM PDT · by julieee · 56 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Targets Pro-Lifers in FBI Training Forum With Pro-Abortion Orgs Washington, DC -- Documents LifeNews.com obtained today reveal the Obama administration partnered with leading pro-abortion organizations to host an FBI training seminar in August with the sole focus of declaring as "violent" the free speech activities of pro-life Americans. http://LifeNews.com/nat6740.html
  • McDonald's May Drop Health Plan (but Obama said you could keep your plan!)

    McDonald's Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul. The move is one of the clearest indications that new rules may disrupt workers' health plans as the law ripples through the real world. Trade groups representing restaurants and retailers say low-wage employers might halt their coverage if the government doesn't loosen a requirement for "mini-med" plans, which offer limited benefits to some 1.4 million Americans.
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth (Is Hussein going a bit bonkers?)

    09/28/2010 7:10:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts
    Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growthBy Sheldon Alberts - Washington Correspondent, Postmedia News September 28, 2010 6:02 AM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday called Fox News Network "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States, reopening a long-running feud with the conservative cable network that has led the U.S. conservative media's opposition to his administration. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Obama accused Australian-born Rupert Murdoch, Fox's chairman and chief executive, of being more concerned about profits than the well-being of the United States. He also compared Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the...
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth

    09/28/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 80 replies
    vancouver sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reopened a long-running feud with Fox News Channel, branding the conservative U.S. cable network as "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States. In an interview published Tuesday by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama took specific aim at Fox's Australian-born chairman and chief executive, accusing Rupert Murdoch of being more concerned about generating profits than promoting an agenda to improve America's well-being. The U.S. president likened Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Michelle Obama gives gifts from White House garden to U.N. spouses

    09/26/2010 9:20:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2010 | Stacy St. Clair
    First lady presents dignitaries with pickled veggies from White House garden When searching for the perfect goodie bag items for U.N. spouses, first lady Michelle Obama made like Peter Piper and picked some pickled peppers. Obama presented foreign dignitaries visiting New York last week for the U.N. General Assembly with a Longaberger basket filled with items from the White House garden, aides said. The treats include a jar of hand-picked, pickled vegetables such as sun gold tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, chocolate bell peppers and carrots. [Snip] The gifts were presented in a one-of-a-kind Longaberger, pricey baskets that are a staple of...
  • According to Woodward, Obama got "pissed" with US military for demanding troops

    09/27/2010 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 27, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    According to Bob Woodward, Barack Obama got "pissed" with the US military for demanding more troops. The startling disclosure that is not presidential at all comes as part of author Bob Woodward’s first interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer as he begins to hawk his new book, "Obama’s Wars." In one of the meetings Obama attended to review Afghanistan policy, he simply blurted out, "I’m pissed!" because he was getting frustrated with the insistence of US military leaders demanding more troops so they could win in Afghanistan. Just imagine, US military leaders actually had the unmitigated gall to dare ask their...
  • Mr. President, I feel hope-less (New York doorman turns on Obama)

    09/26/2010 1:49:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/26/10 | Annie Karni
    Three years ago, Bryant Park Hotel doorman Greg Smith, 46, once a diehard supporter of the Clintons, put his life on hold to cam paign for Barack Obama. Shortly after The Post fea tured Smith's conversion on the front page in April 2007, Obama called the doorman and asked him to introduce him on the cam paign trail. Now, 18 months after Obama's inaugura tion, Smith says he's losing hope for the change he once believed in. He tells ANNIE KARNI his story.
  • Michelle Obama Says Click Off Cartoons and Go Out and Play [Jawohl, mein Herr Frau Fuhrer!]

    09/25/2010 12:00:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Parent Dish ^ | September 24, 2010 | Mary Beth Sammons
    Attention Malia and Sasha: The remote is in Mom's hands this Saturday, and she's sending a message to you and the rest of the nation's kids to "Go out and play." At noon EST on Sept. 25, first lady Michelle Obama will tell Nick viewers to "get ready to shut down your computers, put down your cell phones and turn off your TVs." Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick will then go off the air for three hours, according to the Associated Press. The cartoon blackout is part of Nickelodeon's annual Worldwide Day of Play campaign, an annual effort to...
  • Obama: "We can absorb a terrorist attack" (Woodward book)

    09/22/2010 10:09:19 AM PDT · by quesney · 168 replies
    Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
  • Study Links Virus to Childhood Obesity As Michelle Obama Calls for Healthier Menus

    09/20/2010 11:26:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    All 24/7 News ^ | September 20, 2010 | Carlo Gabriel Simbajon.
    A contagious virus may be linked to childhood obesity according to a University of California study. The study showed that majority of the children who tested positive for adenovirus 36, also known as AD36, were obese. Relatedly, First Lady Michelle Obama has pleaded with restaurants to take an active stance against childhood obesity by rethinking the food they offered and using low fat alternatives in their menus. The study conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Schwimmer, principal author of the study and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics, looked for evidence of adenovirus 36 in 124 children ages 8 to 18. The...
  • Obama goes to church to hear a Muslim speaker!

    09/20/2010 6:30:09 PM PDT · by this is my country · 209 replies · 1+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | September 20, 2010 | Brigitte de Maubec
    Yesterday, on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Obama family attended church for only the third time in a year. They went on foot to the St. John’s Episcopal Church situated across the Lafayette Park. But what is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of the American Task Force on Palestine, was the guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.” According to the website of the...
  • Bronstein at Large: Should Obama have smoked crack?

    09/15/2010 12:05:13 AM PDT · by thecodont · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | September 14 2010 at 12:25 PM | Posted By: Phil Bronstein
    Barack Obama is a reformed doper, so of course he's against legalizing marijuana. Another disappointment for the legions of politically progressive fans who'd taken to Obamania as though it was its own opiate. Who is this guy, anyway? He's said he smoked dope and snorted coke in his youth. So where's the empathy, man? But forget about its effect on his policies. His druggie past is not helping him shape the overarching grit of his public character nearly as much as it could be. Weed and cocaine? Who's going to be impressed with that, when his hugely successful contemporaries like...