President Obama, aka the ‘smartest’ president ever, made yet another word-blunder during today’s joint press conference with Prime Minister Harper and Presidente Calderon. I am going to go out on a limb here and bet that none of the nightly news programs will report on the gaffe.
I’m happy to do their job for them, go to :47 on this clip and you will hear President Obama say, “an UN-INTELLECTED group of people”. Yes that’s right, our president, the ‘smartest’ president ever said ‘UN-INTELLECTED’. Also earlier on in the clip, if you care to watch the whole thing, smartypants can be heard demonstrating a grasp of the English language befitting a New York Time’s best selling author with this little gem, “A economic”. Behold the brilliance!
Like a true lady, America has been generous with her dance card. She has allowed 43 different men to escort her onto the floor, one of them on two separate occasions. Each man has been strikingly different from the next. They have varied in age, religion, race, ethnicity, education, social status and philosophy.
Some have guided her with skill and grace. Twirling her elegantly in time with the music, encouraging her proudly to display the breadth of her beauty. They have allowed her to absorb the spotlight while following her lead.
Others have not been such selfless partners. There are those who have stepped on her toes because they’ve chosen to dance to a different beat than the one she is hearing. A few have even spiked her punch and attempted to convince her to relinquish her values in exchange for theirs.
She never abandons any of these gentlemen before the music has stopped. She always makes good on the contract of her dance card. At times she’s basked in the warmth of the spotlight. But she has also known the frigid depths of the shadow cast by a partner’s ego. All the while she has kept her head held high and her principles close. She has remained dignified, humble and open to dancing with whomever she is paired.
She currently finds herself in the arms of a man who wishes to guide her across the floor in a manner with which she is completely unfamiliar. To her this dance is completely foreign and seems to be leading in an uncharted direction. She is finding it increasingly more difficult to will her feet to comply with these new steps. The result is two dancers spinning quite clumsily and entirely haphazardly across the floor.
America is tripping over the feet of a man who wants her to follow his lead, to conform to his chosen rhythm. He cares little about the proper execution of the predetermined choreography; he has brought his own drummer.
There are some who are in awe of the brazen manner of America’s latest dance partner. His approach is new and different. His arrogant steps are sloppy and have fallen out of time with the music., but they happily overlook the quality of his performance, because they love his style.
Other audience members are staring in wide-eyed disbelief as America, their consummate favorite and reigning champion is being made to look like an amateur. They pray that she can last the length of this song. Can she maintain her dignity when she is being made to look like such a fool? Can she recover after so many missteps? Will she live to dance another day?
If she holds true to what she knows to be right, she can regain control of the pace. She can finish strong and smiling and will retain her standing in the world. But if she chooses to acquiesce to her partner’s will, her bright star will be extinguished forever.
The outcome will be decided by a two-judge panel presided over by Time and History. These two may have the final say as to her fate, but their decision is highly susceptible to public opinion. Now is not a time for shyness, applaud if you like the show you’re watching or boo if you’re unimpressed, believe me the judges are all ears.
Early this morning central Italy was rocked by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. It has left over 100 dead and thousands homeless. Many world leaders have offered their condolences and have pledged monetary aid. Considering the Washington spending spree that commenced the moment Barack Obama took office one might assume that we would be cutting Italy a check with a minimum of six figures. If you count the change there are seven figures present in the $50,000.00 that Obama has pledged in aid to Italy. While our President is on a world tour claiming a major change in the tone of US foregin relations is the best we can offer Italy really only fifty thousand dollars?
The Italians should be insulted especially considering that during his first month in office President Obama approved $900,000,000 in aid to the Palestinians for rebuilding efforts in Gaza. These funds were pledged to Gaza despite the well known fact that Gaza is controlled by Hamas. For those of you unfamiliar with Hamas I’ll give you a brief overview of this organization; Hamas is a militant Palestinian organization founded in the late 1960’s, which refuses to recognize the state of Israel. It operates a terrorist wing which has carried out over 350 attacks including suicide bombings and short-range rocket attacks on the Israeli people. Hamas became the controlling party of the Palestinian legislature in 2006.
President Obama has quickly and drastically changed the tone of US foreign relations and policies. We’re now giving hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to one of the most despicable organizations on the planet so that they may rebuild an area that has been decimated as a direct result of their militant actions. While in the case of the Italian government who have suffered destruction due to no fault of their own, we’re giving them less than one tenth of one percent of what we gave to Gaza. So is aiding groups who support terrorist activities with millions of US dollars while offering embarrassingly small amounts to a country who came to our aid following hurricane Katrina and is now dealing with a natural disaster on its on soil, the kind of change so many hoped to see when they voted for President Obama?
I never knew how entertaining C-SPAN could be until yesterday. I tuned in just in time to see House Republicans square off against House Democrats about the so-called (by our President) ‘shocking’ bonuses given to AIG executives. The only shocking thing about the situation is how stupid the White House along with House and Senate Democrats must believe us all to be. They feigned outrage, gnashed teeth and dodged questions as House Republicans pointed out over and over again that these same individuals had voted this provision into law when they voted in favor of the 1,100+ page American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Here is the exact provision from the bill; (iii) The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009, as such valid employment contracts are determined by the Secretary or the designee of the Secretary.
President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi created this situation by insisting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act be passed immediately. This ensured that no one had the time to read it let alone debate any aspect of it. The nation was in crisis and we needed to act quickly and blindly in order to save our very existence. Look at where it has gotten us. We have Barney Frank demanding that Edward Liddy, CEO of AIG, reveal the names of the executives that received the bonuses he approved when he signed a bill he hadn’t read. Liddy said he would not do so unless Frank could ensure the safety of the executives. Frank scoffed at this, and threatened court action to obtain the names. Demanding the names of American citizens, in a public forum, that did nothing more than receive a monetary bonus that Representative Frank voted for himself is deplorable. What purpose does it serve to share these innocent individuals’ names other than to make them targets? A lightening rod for the American people’s anger to strike, while Frank and his Democrat cohorts quickly pass a new, unconstitutional law, which will strip these executives of 90% of the Congress-approved bonuses they received.
At the same time we have the White House and the Treasury Secretary claiming ignorance. They had no idea the provision existed. This claim is a a blatant lie, an insult to my intelligence and that of my fellow citizens. Despite my public school education and state university degree, I am literate. I had no difficulty reading and understanding the language clearly laid out in the aptly named; TITLE VI – EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION section of the bill. I can easily explain why no one seems to have read this portion as it appears at the tail end of the mammoth bill which no one could bear to read in its entirety.
Ladies and gentleman, our Congress and President believe you to be completely devoid of intelligence, in fact they are counting on this. They aim to stoke the flames of class envy. They want you to be angry with a group of executives who did nothing illegal. In fact they played by the rules established upon the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. I implore you, do not let them fool you. Demanding 90% of this money be returned makes them the only criminals in this scenario.
More ‘stimulating’ spending in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009, The National Cemetery Administration will be receiving $50,000,000 for ‘monument and memorial repairs, including energy projects’. Energy projects? How does one make a ‘greener’ cemetery with all those pesky corpses releasing methane gas as they decompose?
With a treasury secretary that doesn’t pay his taxes and numerous other cabinet appointees withdrawing over similar ‘oversights’, I’m not surprised to learn that the DNC doesn’t pay their bills either. The Chicago Sun Times reported on Friday that the DNC has yet to pay the city for the Obama victory bash it threw back on November 4th. The outstanding balance is $1.74 million and with the city of Chicago facing over a $50 million budget shortfall, that money could prove helpful in saving jobs, you know that little ‘three letter word‘ President Obama made one of the cornerstones of his campaign. Am I expected to believe that the same DNC that spent over $760 million dollars on the Obama campaign doesn’t have $1.74 million to pay for the huge pat on the back party it threw? According to opensecrets.org the Obama campaign as of December 31, 2008 still had over $15 million in campaign contributions in their possession, so why has this debt gone unpaid? If this behavior were practiced by anyone outside of the government they would be thrown in jail. Somehow these dead beats not only avoid prosecution, they’re now lecturing us on fiscal responsibility. Ridiculous.
People have lost their minds over this cartoon published by the New York Post because it features a monkey. Well technically, it’s not a monkey. It’s actually a fifteen year old chimpanzee named Travis formerly of Connecticut. Travis had a bad day earlier this week and despite the Xanax he was fed, he snapped and removed the hands and face of a nice neighbor lady that only wanted to help him. The police arrived and put an end to Travis. The cartoon simply depicts this stranger than fiction tragedy.
The comment being made by the police officer, ‘They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill” refers to congress, the people who actually wrote the stimulus bill. I do not believe the chimp is meant to be representative of President Obama nor do I believe that was the intention of the New York Post or the cartoonist, Sean Delonas.
But what if shock shock horror horror, Delonas did intend the chimp to be representative of the president? Is the use of a simian automatically racist? The same characterization was made of President Bush hundreds of times with no racial connotation, they were merely calling him a moron.
Al Sharpton who lives for this crap, didn’t think the chimp was meant to symbolize the idiocy of our congress. To him it was obviously representative of Obama. He and 200 extremely offended others took to the streets and protested outside of the Post’s New York offices. I hope that those protesters were unemployed. If those people were ditching work over a drawing they deserve to lose their jobs especially in this economy. I mean really, it’s just a cartoon.