Young Obama Bullied….A Girl

The above text comes directly from President Obama’s first memoir, “Dreams From My Father” and recounts an incident which occurred while he was in middle school.  When our president became the subject of taunts from his fellow classmates, he decided to shove a little girl named Coretta.   Although he chronicles his feelings of regret, he never does not offer her an apology.

Now let us campare this to the Romney revelation of the day:

The Washington Post ran a story today entitled, “Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents”.  In it, Jason Horowitz recounts the story of an “incident” involving Mitt Romney, a pair of scissors, and a forced haircut.

“Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.”

According to Horowitz the sources for this story were:

The incident was recalled similarly by five students, who gave their accounts independently of one another. Four of them — Friedemann, now a dentist; Phillip Maxwell, a lawyer; Thomas Buford, a retired prosecutor; and David Seed, a retired principal — spoke on the record. Another former student who witnessed the incident asked not to be named. The men have differing political affiliations, although they mostly lean Democratic. Buford volunteered for Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008. Seed, a registered independent, has served as a Republican county chairman in Michigan. All of them said that politics in no way colored their recollections.”

The circumstances of the two stories are different.  Romney was in high school when the forced-haircut incident occurred, while Obama was a middle schooler when he shoved Coretta on the playground.

The Obama campaign and their lap-dog media buddies seem to want to equate what Romney did with the “School Ties” locker room fight between Matt Damon and Brendon Fraser. But the Romney incident sounds tame compared to oh I don’t know fraternity hazing.  I am not excusing his behavior, but shouldn’t Obama’s admitted bullying also be examined?

Also, Romney, unlike Obama,  has apologized;

“Back in high school, I did some dumb things, and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney said in a live radio interview with Fox News Channel personality Brian Kilmeade. Romney added: “I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school, and some might have gone too far, and for that I apologize.”  [WaPo “Romney apologizes for high school pranks that ‘might have gone too far”]

PR maverick Hilary Rosen couldn’t resist tweeting about the WaPo article.  Below you will find the tweet she sent out, along with the follow up question I had for her.  I find it frighteningly telling that she hasn’t responded to my inquiry.

***Update***
A very special thank you to one of my heroes, the conservative #war-rior, Michelle Malkin.
Hilary Rosen Answers Michelle Malkin.

A thank you to my fantastic twitter family! Especially these fine gentleman who made sure that my story got out quickly,

@SooperMexican

and @FoolishReporter

Thanks to their efforts this happened;
Thank you Adam Baldwin!

Thank you David Burge!

Thank you Jim Treacher!

I would also like to thank everyone that linked to this piece, Jim Teacher, Sarah Hoyt, Twitchy, Jim Geraghty, Moe Lane, John Nolte, The Right Scoop,

And to everyone else that pushed this story #forward thank you!

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Dinosaur Flatulence Caused Global Warming: Stupid Conservative Joke to Brilliant Liberal Science

Back in 2007, Dana Rorhbacher (R-CA) caught a bunch of flak from the left when he joked about dinosaur farts being a cause for global warming. Some over zealous leftists even made a video to make fun of Rorhbacher’s obvious joke. They present evidence that suggests that there is no way dinosaur farts could account for “all emissions responsible for past warming cycles.”

FireDogLake couldn’t resist taking a swipe at Rorhbacher.
“Now, I know it was probably some sort of smart-assed retort to protect whatever pollution-friendly interests were funding whatever was making Rohrbacher happy in the moment but…hello?!? Yes, I’m certain that we can all stop for a moment in our day to pause and reflect on how dinosaur farts could, indeed, be the cause of a mass, global extinction. Now THAT is some powerful tooting, if you ask me.”

Think Progress also posted the FireDogLake Article on their site.

Oh but it could be true. Current Biology journal published the findings of a “scientific” study that was conducted by David Wilkinson of Liverpool John Moores University and Graeme Ruxton of the University of St. Andrews.

Wilkinson and Ruxton worked in conjunction with methane expert Euan Nisbet at the University of London to “make an educated guess about the degree to which gaseous emissions from sauropods could have warmed the atmosphere.” [Reuters; It’s a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the Earth.]

These guys came up with a mathematical formula to determine how much methane gas may have been emitted by sauropod dinosaurs. “A simple mathematical model suggests that the microbes living in sauropod dinosaurs may have produced enough methane to have an important effect on the Mesozoic climate,” said researcher Dave Wilkinson.

Here’s the neato graph they created;

So what’s the end game here? Seems to me that this is the starting gun to commence an assault on methane emissions.  Australia has already placed a carbon-credit bounty on its ferral camel population.  And here in the US, they’d just love to start taxing livestock, and any other animal whose flatulence may pose a supposed threat to our environment.

Keep your hemp-mittened hands off of our cows!

Here are a few tweets from “reputable” sources about the dino-farts-may-have-caused-prehistoric-warming revelation;

BBC News UK

Discovery News

The Huffington Post is buying it…

Live Science

Gizmodo

TreeHugger.com

I reached out (via twitter of course) to the biggest global warming true believer on the planet. No not Al Gore silly, I’m talking about Jose Canseco.

I have yet to receive a response. If I do, I’m sure that it will be just as intelligent and coherent as his previous statements about global warming.

Silver Spoons Episode 101: Guess Who Had a Zoo

I never had any interest in reading either of Obama’s memoirs, but that changed when I read Jim Treacher’s Daily Caller piece, “Obama Bites Dog“.

Turns out none of the left-wing media sycophants ever bothered to read Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father”, or surely they would have engaged in preemptive damage control.

Unwilling to pay for a copy of Obama’s book, since he’s already stolen enough money from me via taxation, I checked my library’s overdrive offerings.  Low and behold, both e-book copies of ‘Dreams’ were available, click to download, and I was off!

I had rather low expectations of the writing abilities of our “smartest president evah” considering his propensity to stumble over common words (see: corpsman and un-intellected)  I was pleasantly surprised to find the prose are quite beautiful.  It’s a quick read, and I thought about holding off on posting my findings until I had completed the book, but the stuff I’ve found so far is just too good to hold back.

Only 44 pages into ‘Dreams’, I came upon this:

So Obama not only had a pet ape named Tata, he had his own zoo! I’ll eat my flip-flop if you can find me one American kid who wouldn’t want to have their own zoo.  Quick, somebody ask born-with-silver-spoon-in-mouth Mitt Romney if he ever had his own zoo!