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  • Woman Says She Knew Obama in High School as a Homosexual Druggie Foreign Student

    04/16/2014 8:11:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 214 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | November 7, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    Mia Marie Pope knew Obama at their Punahou high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the late 1970s. She knew him then by the name of Barry Soetoro. In this interview on October 31, 2013, with Reverend and Dr. James David Manning, the pastor of Atlah World Missionary in Harlem, New York, Pope says Barry “always portrayed himself as a foreign student” and “very much was within the gay community.” It was “common knowledge” that Barry “wasn’t interested in girls” but “was strictly into men.” “One of his attributes even then,” as he is now, was that Barry “was a pathological...
  • White House Warns Russia

    04/07/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against moving "overtly or covertly" into eastern Ukraine and said there was strong evidence that pro-Russian demonstrators in the region were being paid.
  • 2010: Admiral: President Obama Gave Us Choice to Accept Gays in Military or Resign

    04/03/2014 12:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 318 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 1, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said that in 2010 Obama told U.S. military leaders to accept his push for gays in the military, and that if they didn't, they could take the "opportunity to resign [their] commissions." Papp said these things in a video BuzzFeed obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video shows a speech Papp delivered to Coast Guard Academy cadets during which he was asked how he would deal with enforcing an order with which he didn't agree. He used the story of his 2010 meeting with Obama as an example of how service...
  • The Presidential Regional Power Brackets: BHO Picks the Dark Horse

    03/30/2014 8:53:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-30-2014 | MOTUS
    I know. I expected BO to just veg out and watch hoops all weekend too. Butt as you well know, being President means never really being off the clock.No doubt driven by the revelation that there’s a new “regional power” on the block, BO decided to emerge from his man cave to make his picks in the Presidential Regional Power Brackets, which he developed himself. In the North division he selected Canada over Alaska because they’re much more polite. In the East, he took China over North Korea, although that one was hard to call, as was the Middle East,...
  • White House and Kremlin seem to have different recollections of Obama-Putin call

    03/28/2014 6:58:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 122 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 3-28-2014 | Adam Taylor
    On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on the phone. Given recent tensions over Ukraine and Crimea, dialogue seems like a good thing. However, were the two presidents really talking to each other? After reading the two official statements about the call, it sounds like they got some wires crossed or something.
  • Obama Speaks. Putin Smiles.

    03/28/2014 8:59:54 AM PDT · by No One Special · 17 replies
    Streetwise Professor ^ | March 27, 2014 | The Professor
    Obama has given two major sets of remarks about Ukraine, one set on teleprompter, the other off. Like Tolstoy’s unhappy families, each was appalling in its own way. It is hard to say which is worse. The off-teleprompter remarks were delivered at a press conference. The statement that garnered the most attention, and rightly so, was Obama’s assertion that Russia was a mere regional power that is not a threat to the US, and invaded Crimea out of weakness. Where to begin? Part of the problem is the man’s preternatural pettiness. He denigrated Russia in part because he will not,...
  • Russia sends troops, Obama administration sends a selfie

    03/28/2014 9:37:26 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/28/2014 | Carl Campanile
    Russian leader Vladmir Putin sent in troops and tanks to invade neighboring Ukraine and the Obama administration is coming to the rescue with . . . selfies! State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was mocked Thursday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding a sign that read #United­For­Ukraine @State­Dept­Spox.” Psaki, who has worked closely with President Obama since his 2008 campaign and is the chief communications adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is smiling and giving a thumbs-up in the photo. But the cheerleading for beleaguered Ukraine wasn’t trending or scaring off bully Putin, said critics in the blogosphere. “Presenting...
  • The Four Roots of Obama’s Foreign Policy Catastrophes

    03/28/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | March 28, 2014, 1:12 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. He cruised along for awhile, but then the rest of the world figured him out and started taking matters into their own hands, for which the Devil has made ample use. And now, as everyone can see, we’re in deep doodoo in every corner of the globe. Here’s why: 1. Obama never cared about foreign policy The president came into office with one thing in mind: To “fundamentally transform” the United States into a a kind of Northern Cuba where he could “spread the wealth around” to the poor from the rich, the...
  • Putin's tough stance burnishes his image

    03/27/2014 8:11:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 36 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 03/27/2014 | Fred Weir
    Nina Moreyeva, a Moscow resident who lives on a pension, doesn't agree with the widespread perception in the West that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been too muscular in his actions in Ukraine. Quite the opposite. She believes Russia had the right to annex the Ukrainian territory of Crimea – even if it meant going to war with Kiev. "Crimea is deep in our history," she says. "I have never accepted that it was given to Ukraine" by former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1954. Nor is she worried about the West imposing sanctions. "Russia shouldn't be under anyone's thumb,"...
  • Obama Deplores Russia’s ‘Brute Force’ in Ukraine

    03/26/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER
    BRUSSELS — President Obama offered a sustained and forceful rejoinder against Russia on Wednesday, denouncing the “brute force” he said it has used to intimidate neighbors like Ukraine and vowing that the United States “will never waver” in standing up for its NATO allies against aggression by Moscow. In a speech meant as a capstone to his trip to Europe in the midst of an East-West confrontation with Russia, Mr. Obama addressed Moscow’s justifications for its intervention in Ukraine point by point, dismissing them as “absurd” or unmerited. He even defended the Iraq war, which he had opposed as a...
  • How Putin Bullies Obama

    03/26/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    National Journal ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Ron Fournier
    On a playground or in a bar, the most important thing to know about a bully is his motivation. What ticks him off? Who's his next victim? If it's you, how do you avoid a butt-kicking? On the world stage, Vladimir Putin is a bully – and President Obama not only seems clueless about the Russian leader's inner drive, he embraces his ambivalence. "I'm less interested in motivation," Obama said Monday in The Hague, "and more interested in the facts and the principles that not only the United States but the entire international community are looking to uphold." Taken at...
  • Obama: I'm Concerned About a Loose Nuke Being Detonated in Manhattan

    03/25/2014 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 229 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Daniel Halper
    Romney still wrong about Russia, says Obama. Speaking at a brief news conference in the Hague, President Obama said he's more worried about a loose nuke being detonated in Manhattan than he is about Russia: "With respect to Mr. Romney's assertion that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe, the truth of the matter is that America has a whole lot of challenges," said the president. "Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neigbors, not out of strength, but out weakness. "Ukraine has been a country which Russia had enormous influence for decades, since the...
  • Four Things Obama Should Have Told Abbas

    03/21/2014 5:44:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 18, 2014 | Abraham Cooper
    On Yom Kippur, 1972, I was standing alongside a Soviet Jewish dissident outside Moscow’s lone synagogue when we were suddenly surrounded by KGB agents. Sensing my alarm, the refusenik sought to disarm my fear with some vintage Soviet humor. “In the Socialist Paradise,” he said with a nod toward the plainclothes men, “the workers make believe they worked and the State make believes they paid them.” That one-liner keeps coming to mind when trying to figure out if Secretary of State John Kerry’s tenacious and tedious struggle to create an agreed-upon “framework” for Israeli/Palestinian peace is real or just another...
  • Abbas Says Outrageous Things to Obama, No One Cares

    03/21/2014 5:45:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-20-14 | Elder of Ziyon
    Whenever Bibi Netanyahu visits the White House, every word and gesture and demeanor is micro-analyzed to find indications of friction or combativeness or discomfort. Yet earlier this week, Mahmoud Abbas visited President Obama and said some outrageous things that were roundly ignored by the media. I would also like to affirm what you have said, that we are working for a solution that is based on international legitimacy and also the borders — the 1967 borders so that the Palestinians can have their own independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital and so that we can find a fair...
  • Obama’s Increasingly Weak And Frivolous Presidency

    03/21/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 44 replies
    No one should begrudge the President a little rest and frivolity. There is a time and a place for it. The issue for a President is picking the time and place for such things. George W. Bush refused to golf once the wars started, deciding that the appearance of the President golfing sent the wrong message. Bush was forever attacked for spending a month at his ranch every summer, despite the fact that he had the same access to the government and the world that he had in the White House. Bill Clinton took less vacation time than Bush, spending...
  • Jimmy Fallon Mocks Obama in Putin Phone Conversation

    03/21/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Breitbart RV
    On Wednesday's "Tonight Show" on NBC, host Jimmy Fallon as Russian President Vladimir Putin took a shot at ObamaCare, sang "McCain in the Ukraine" and "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen" during a phone call sketch with a President Barack Obama impersonator. The call wrapped up with Fallon as Putin confirming nothing was accomplished...
  • Obama walks the talk on Ukraine, 'as we said we would'

    03/20/2014 1:09:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2014 | By Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- It must have been at least a little satisfying Thursday for President Barack Obama. He had repeatedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against annexing Crimea from Ukraine, threatening tougher sanctions aimed at the Russian economy. Following the Russian parliament's vote to approve the annexation, Obama made a previously unscheduled appearance before TV cameras to essentially tell Putin: I told you I'd do it. "These are all choices that the Russian government has made, choices that have been rejected by the international community, as well as the government of Ukraine," Obama said. "And because of these choices, the...
  • Putin: The Mask Comes Off, But Will Anybody Care?

    03/20/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 15, 2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    Russia appears to be deliberately fomenting more violence in Ukraine, possibly in advance of an invasion. Putin is no Hitler, but Hitler would recognize his moves. Violence is spreading throughout Ukraine on a course that looks exactly like conscious and deliberate Russian preparation for a wider war. Without telepathic powers it is impossible to know what is going on in the mind of the one man who can control developments in Ukraine, but overnight the chances of additional Russian military action against its helpless neighbor appeared to grow. On Friday in Donetsk conflict between pro-and anti-Russia groups left one man...
  • Mistral manufacturers in France hint that anti-Russian sanctions undesirable (Could Bankrupt NCNS)

    03/20/2014 9:39:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    The western countries' sanctions against Russia that the EU and US officials are currently discussing as part of retaliation for Crimea' accession to Russia may threaten the interests of European business companies. Officials of the French companies DCNS and STX have already voiced concern about the likely collapse of the deal to deliver Mistral-class helicopter-carriers to the Russian Federation. Paris may give up the contract for building Mistral-class amphibious assault ships for Russia as part of the western countries' economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, a move that may lay off 600 workers, engaged in the project. Le Figaro also...
  • Obama imposes new sanctions on Russian officials, signs order authorizing broader measures

    03/20/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/20/14 | AP
    President Obama announced Thursday that he is imposing sanctions on additional senior Russian officials and others over the country's annexation of Crimea, warning that broader economic sanctions could be in store if Russia does not stand down. The president, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, voiced concern that Russian military positioning could point to "further incursions" into southern and eastern Ukraine. He also issued an executive order giving the U.S. authority to impose sanctions on "key sectors of the Russian economy."
  • Obama’s Facebook Strategy for Ukraine

    03/20/2014 8:58:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 3-20-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s unfair to expect Obama to do anything about Ukraine when his biggest priority is convincing twenty-somethings to buy worthless health insurance policies by appearing on online comedy shows and deploying his March Madness bracket. The Obama Twitter feeds are filled with desperate pleas to buy ObamaCare; harnessing every memeworthy bit of internet detritus from cat pictures to twerking in the hopes of convincing healthy young people who don’t want health insurance to buy it anyway. On March 17th, Obama’s Twitter linked to a statement on Ukraine and then it was back to “There’s only 14 days to get coverage.”...
  • Here Come The Official Russian Counter Sanctions: Boehner, Reid, McCain Barred From Entering Russia

    03/20/2014 9:03:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 03/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Moments after Obama "escalated" against Russia with a second set of sanctions, here comes the prepared Russian statement, which bars the following US individuals from entering the Russian Federation "in relation to the US sanctions over Ukraine and Crimea." The people sanctioned via the Russian foreign ministry: •Caroline Atkinson •Daniel Pfeiffer •Benjamin Rhodes •Harry Reed (sic) •John Boehner •Robert Menendez •Mary Landrieu •John McCain •Daniel Coats The original, with Harry Reid's name misspelled: More detail from RIA: In the sanctions list of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia against the United States, including Barack Obama's aides entered Pfeiffer and...
  • Obama Snubbed on "World's Greatest Leaders" List

    03/20/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 57 replies
    Today.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Pope Francis was named the world's greatest leader by Fortune magazine, topping a diverse list released Thursday. Fortune’s first list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders includes a Hollywood actress, a baseball superstar, a teenage education advocate and the president of a small California college. It also includes a former American president, but the current one failed to make the cut. Former President Bill Clinton ranks No. 5 on the list, selected for being a “relentless and forceful advocate” in numerous causes, but noticeably absent is one of his successors and the current leader of the free world. "President Obama...
  • Obama Authorizes Sanctions on Russia That 'Could Also Be Disruptive to the Global Economy'

    03/20/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/20/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - After Russian officials laughed off the first round of sanctions imposed by the United States -- and amid fears that Russia may encroach further into Ukraine -- President Obama announced on Thursday that he is "now moving...to impose additional costs on Russia." Among other steps, Obama said he signed a new executive order on Thursday "that gives us the authority to impose sanctions, not just on individuals, but on key sectors of the Russian economy. This is not our preferred outcome," he said. "These sanctions would not only have a significant impact on the Russian economy but could...
  • Russian mockery sanctions against Obama

    03/20/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 20 replies
    http://nedoblog.ru/ ^ | 20 March 2014
    Our company implements the following sanctaions against US President Barak Obama and US Congress members: Barak Obama is not allowed to use toilet in our office. US Congressmen are not allowed to visit our canteen and our toilet. Barak Obama is not allowed to take bananas from the fridge. Our company implements sanctions against: - Barak Obama - John McCain - John Kerry - Catherine Ashton and Angela Merkel (sorry, dear). They cannot enter our office! SANCTIONS Barak Obama is not allowed to approach me closer than 40 meters
  • Obama the Rodney Dangerfield of World Leaders

    03/20/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Matt Towery
    It's a comparison too obvious to pass up. We all remember the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, best known for exclaiming, "I get no respect," as he tugged at his collar and bulged his eyes to a laughing audience. You know things are, as Rodney would say, "tough" if his comedy has entered a discussion of foreign policy. Over the past few weeks, columnists and commentators have struggled to comprehend President Obama's reaction to the situation in Ukraine as well as the more recent "defection" of Crimea into the Russian camp. But the truth is that no one can make any...