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  • Dems Say Obama Return From Sidelines Is Overdue

    06/14/2018 4:03:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Amie Parnes
    When former President Obama left the White House, he pledged to take a back seat to make room for other Democrats in the party to shine. Nearly 17 months later, that’s proving to be an impossible task. Obama drew headlines this week after a Politico report revealed that he is consulting a long line of would-be 2020 candidates and offering advice to party leadership. And he drew another round of headlines when it was announced that his political committee, Organizing for Action, is revving up to help Democrats in the midterm elections. Democrats have turned to the party patriarch as...
  • Statue of Marion Barry, controversial former mayor, unveiled in Washington

    03/03/2018 10:33:02 PM PST · by wmileo · 49 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Associated Press
    To some in Washington, D.C., he was a “living legend” who advocated for the city’s poor. To others he was a controversial figure remembered for being re-elected mayor despite serving a prison sentence for possession of crack cocaine. On Saturday, an 8-foot-high bronze statue of former Mayor Marion Barry was unveiled on Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation’s capital, just blocks from the White House. The statue, designed by artist Steven Weitzman, was ordered by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington's Fox 5 reported. The estimated $250,000 cost was covered by a combination of public and private funds,...
  • Dave Barry’s 2017 Year in Review: Did that really happen?

    12/29/2017 11:59:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Dave Barry
    Looking back on 2017 is like waking up after a party where you made some poor decisions, such as drinking tequila squeezed from the underpants of a person you do not really know. (At least you hope it was tequila.) The next day finds you lying naked in a Dumpster in a different state, smeared from head to toe with a mixture of Sriracha sauce and glitter. At first you remember nothing. But then, as your throbbing brain slowly reboots, memories of the night before, disturbing memories, begin creeping into your consciousness. As the full, hideous picture comes into focus,...
  • Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

    06/28/2017 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2017 | By Jessica Damiana
    From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child. Obama remains popular in the world's most populous Muslim nation and his trip has been splashed across the media during an extended public holiday to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Obama was six when he moved to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man following the end of her marriage to Obama's Kenyan father. "I feel proud that my...
  • Barack Obama to visit Edinburgh for charity fundraiser

    04/06/2017 8:33:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 6, 2017
    Former US president Barack Obama is to make his first visit to Scotland when he addresses business leaders in the capital next month. He will also answer questions from the audience at the event, which is being held to raise money for charity. The charity was set up by leading businessman and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter. Tickets for a table of 10 at the dinner are expected to go on sale for approximately Ł5,000. The Hunter Foundation has previously arranged for US politicians and actors including Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney to come to Scotland. All of the...
  • Is It Time for Barack Obama to Buy a Chevy Volt?

    04/05/2017 11:55:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Hybrid Cars News ^ | March 21, 2017 | by Jeff Cobb
    In February 2012, then-President Barack Obama promised he’d buy a Chevrolet Volt in five years when he’s out of office and that time is now. Inquiries to Obama’s representatives so far have gone unanswered whether arrangements to acquire the now-second generation extended-range EV are being made. And, the statement he made to 1,600 United Auto Workers in Detroit seemed sincere enough. “Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,” said Obama after saying the secret service allowed him to sit in it, but not take it anywhere for obvious reasons. “Yes, that’s...
  • Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Trump and the ‘hideous monstrosity’ that was 2016

    01/01/2017 1:38:30 PM PST · by DFG · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/01/2017 | Dave Barry
    In the future, Americans — assuming there are any left — will look back at 2016 and remark: “What the HELL?” They will have a point. Over the past few decades, we here at the Year in Review have reviewed some pretty disturbing years. For example, there was 2000, when the outcome of a presidential election was decided by a tiny group of deeply confused Florida residents who had apparently attempted to vote by chewing on their ballots.
  • Just who the hell is this person? This so-called “President” whom they call “Obama?”

    12/11/2016 9:23:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Hey, Barry--don't let that doorknob hit you in the butt on your way out I don’t know? Do you think you know? Did you know that both times he was elected, he was sworn in twice? Both times. Why? Both times, why?
  • Netflix Acquires Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’ (Another Flop in the Making)

    09/18/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 45 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-18-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Barry, a film about a formative year in the life of a young Barack Obama, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. According to Deadline, the streaming service beat out several other distributors to land the rights to the critically-acclaimed film from director Vikram Gandhi, which premiered September 10 in Toronto. Netflix was said to have spent $4.5 million to acquire the film, though the final number was not confirmed. Barry tells the story of one year in the life of the future president, as he attends Columbia University in...
  • Grand Rapids: Michigan's Boomtown

    03/10/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2016 | James Hohman
    Michigan’s economy performed poorly during the 2000s, only to be hit hard by the recession near the end of the decade. While growth in the current decade has been tepid in Southeast Michigan, the Grand Rapids area is a boomtown. The region fully recovered from the recession and has grown beyond its peak in 2000. There are more people employed in the area — composed of Kent, Barry, Montcalm and Ottawa counties — and those workers are both producing and earning more. There are 542,600 jobs in the area, 19.8 percent more than its 2009 recessionary trough and 4 percent...
  • Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli

    02/12/2016 7:58:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 12, 2016
    Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 8:17 AM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover. CBS News has learned that investigators have identified the suspected attacker as Mohammad Barry. CBS News homeland...
  • The Multi-Million Pricetag of the Obama Family Vacations

    12/19/2015 8:36:30 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12.18.15 | Laura Begley Bloom
    You think your holiday plane ticket was expensive? As the Obama family heads off on their annual Christmas vacation to Hawaii, conservative critics are taking aim, due to the financial burden that flying Air Force One puts on American taxpayers. The cost of operating the presidential plane is close to $200,000 per hour. Multiply that by the 18 hours that it takes to fly from Washington, D.C. to Honolulu and you’re talking about a $3.7 million bill for operating that flight alone.
  • Uh-Oh! Daddy is angry!

    12/08/2015 4:27:03 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Patriot Retort ^ | 12/7/2015 | Dianny Tees
    We Americans have been bad. We've been really, really bad. And now Daddy needs to give us a stern talking to! Okay, kids. Everybody go into Daddy's office. It's time to take your medicine! And you can tell Daddy is angry! He's not even sitting at his big desk. Nope. He's brought out the lectern. He's standing at the lectern!!! I didn't watch Papa Barry lecture the American people last night because I had some very important episodes of The Closer to watch. But I went and read the transcript at WhiteHouse.gov. I thought I would take a moment...
  • Is This Pic Significant or Interesting?

    11/16/2015 12:10:48 PM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 51 replies
    unknown | 11/16/15 | unknown
    So, found this snap on Facebook today. Erdogan petting Barry like a favorite and clever pet goat, and Goat Barry looks so pleased about it. Taken at G20 sometime between yesterday and today. Is this pic interesting or significant? I find it absolutely repulsive. Have been doing reading about Erdogan to support my revulsion but haven't found enough. Hope any interested FReepers can fill in the blanks. upload img
  • James David Manning: Mia Marie Pope Outs Obama [Homosexuality, Drug Use]

    09/29/2015 7:30:06 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    August 8, 2015
    A classmate from Hawaii tells pastor Manning the truth about who Barry Soetoro (Barack Obama) is: a homosexual man who is a drug addict and a pathological liar. Mia Marie Pope Outs Obama
  • Zombie: Billy Ayers' Forgotten Communist Manifesto, 'Prairie Fire'

    10/23/2008 7:18:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 2,766+ views
    lgf ^ | Oct 22, 2008
    In an exclusive report linked here for the first time, Zombie has acquired a copy of a long-forgotten book by Barack Obama associate Bill Ayers, wife Bernardine Dohrn, and two other Weather Underground members, dedicated to RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan, written while they were in hiding from the authorities: William Ayers’ forgotten communist manifesto: Prairie Fire.
  • Barry University Officials in Florida authorize Pro-ISIS Club: JUST CHANGE THE NAME:

    03/30/2015 10:52:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/30/15 | Pamela Geller/
      University and college campuses are critical weapons in the left’s arsenal to destroy America. It’s not just the obvious horror of ISIS or CAIR or the MSA being welcome on college campuses. It’s that voices who oppose their savagery and carnage are banned. My colleagues and I are rarely invited to speak, and when we are, the blowback is deafening, even violent. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was uninvited from Brandeis, if you recall. It’s not just terror groups and hate preachers welcomed on US college campuses; Jewish students are routinely harassed and bullied on campus by Muslims and their leftist...
  • Obama Explains Why He Bears No Fault for Anything, Ever

    02/16/2015 5:11:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/15/2015 | Onan Coca
    In a lengthy and slobberingly wide ranging interview the faux-intellectuals at Vox.com have succeeded at giving President Obama yet another opportunity to explain why nothing is ever his fault and is usually the fault of people who disagree with or oppose him. Ezra Klein, chief minister of propaganda from Vox was happy to sit down and discuss several popular liberal bugaboos with the President. We'll share just a few snippets of their incredibly close-minded and one-sided interview. On Why Income Inequality has Gotten Worse under ObamaWell, this has been at least a three-decade-long trend. And this was a major topic...
  • Bush and Obama sold America out to Saudi Arabia

    02/11/2015 6:08:03 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 2/11/2015 | John Myers
    The United States invaded the wrong country when it attacked Iraq. Saudi Arabia, not former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, financed the terrorists and aided and abetted the slaughter of thousands of innocent Americans on 9/11. We have always known that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. That was just a coincidence, proclaimed Washington. But the evidence old and new is stacking up that Saudi Arabia, at the top levels of government, provided aid for that assault. The 9/11 Commission reported that while all traffic over the United States was halted in the days following 9/11, six chartered flights with...
  • Son of ... Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing ... rehab

    01/06/2015 8:57:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2015 | Dadie Whitelocks
    Complete Headline: Son of controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing drug and alcohol treatment The only son of Marion Barry, a former Washington mayor who once left office in disgrace after being caught smoking crack cocaine, is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. Council. Marion Christopher Barry, 34, picked up nominating petitions Monday at the District of Columbia Board of Elections. His father suffered a fatal cardiac arrest last November aged 78. The son, who currently runs a small construction company, becomes one of 23 candidates bidding to make...