Obama Is Not Smart

From Bret Stephens at the Wall Street Journal:

Socrates taught that wisdom begins in the recognition of how little we know. Mr. Obama is perpetually intent on telling us how much he knows. Aristotle wrote that the type of intelligence most needed in politics is prudence, which in turn requires experience. Mr. Obama came to office with no experience. Plutarch warned that flattery "makes itself an obstacle and pestilence to great houses and great affairs." Today's White House, more so than any in memory, is stuffed with flatterers.

. . .

Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché? As for the small speeches, such as the one we were kept waiting 50 minutes for yesterday, we get Triple-A bromides about America remaining a "Triple-A country." Which, when it comes to long-term sovereign debt, is precisely what we no longer are under Mr. Obama.

Then there is Mr. Obama as political tactician. He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments made in private. He surrenders positions staked in public. He is absent from issues in which he has a duty to be involved. He is overbearing when he ought to be absent.

If I could quote more, I would. More stupid is as stupid does at the link.

Thanks to Slublog.

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:55 AM



Comments

1 I created more jobs than President Obama.

Posted by: Forest Gump at August 09, 2011 09:59 AM (8IAHO)

2 We're an AAA country with a Rookie-league president.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 09:59 AM (VZ10+)

3 "Mr. Obama, by contrast, appears to consider himself immune from error. Perhaps this explains why he has now doubled down on Heckuva Job Geithner."

Wow. That is a triple-axel double-reverse flying-somersault bitchslap.

Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at August 09, 2011 09:59 AM (Il+6V)

4 That check is in the mail. I just know it.

Posted by: Peggy Joseph at August 09, 2011 10:00 AM (8IAHO)

5 But his key advisors like Valerie Jarrett and Jay Carney and Daley and Geithner and Plouffee Boy must be smart don't you think? Heh.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at August 09, 2011 10:01 AM (NVKMJ)

6 #beforeblackpresidents we used to have a tripple A rating.

Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:01 AM (8IAHO)

7 But he graduated from Harvard Law School. How can he be not smart?

Unless...

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 10:02 AM (73tyQ)

8 Wow. That is a triple-axel double-reverse flying-somersault bitchslap.

Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at August 09, 2011 09:59 AM

With a double-reverse outside twisting corkscrew.

Posted by: rdbrewer at August 09, 2011 10:02 AM (fpmCO)

9 If Obama wins Missouri in 2012 they don't get to call themselves the "Show Me" state anymore.

Posted by: Walsingham at August 09, 2011 10:03 AM (gFYz6)

10 What gets me is no matter what the actual results of his speeches are, he constantly insists on getting out there and giving the same on time after time. During the debt debate he's given the same damn speech at least 5 times. It's terrifying to see someone so monumentally out of touch.

Posted by: Alex #11 at August 09, 2011 10:03 AM (er+yg)

11 3
"Mr. Obama, by contrast, appears to consider himself immune from error.
Perhaps this explains why he has now doubled down on Heckuva Job
Geithner."

Obama is using the Eddie Murphy "when your girl friend catches you in a lie" lie again strategy.


Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:03 AM (8IAHO)

12 Let me be clear.............our President is clueless.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 10:04 AM (OWjjx)

13 Hey, I know smart, and he's smart. And good loking. and clean.

Posted by: Sheriff Joe at August 09, 2011 10:04 AM (OITDh)

14

Dylan Ratigan joined Andrea Mitchell Monday on the list of MSNBC
anchors who appear to be losing faith in President Barack Obama's
leadership.

Discussing the type of president required to lead the country in times
of crisis, Ratigan remarked, "Wouldn't anybody who wrote a memoir before
the age of 50 be rather screwed up anyway?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 10:04 AM (UOM48)

15 Look this POS never did anything on his own in his whole life, well the life that is not shrouded in secrecy. And anyone, yeah you you dumb cock sucking 52% I'm talking to you, who voted for him I never forgive. He was a poser before and he is a poser now. I just hope we can survive the next 1 1/2.

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 10:04 AM (i6RpT)

16
Socrates? He isn't taught in African American or Womyn Studies Departments.

Posted by: U of Loser at August 09, 2011 10:04 AM (gppu7)

17 Hey, I know smart, and he's smart. And good loking. and clean.
And no negro dialect, Joe, don't forget that.

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 09, 2011 10:05 AM (OWjjx)

18 Obama is not smart
What's next? Fire is hot?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 10:06 AM (sbV1u)

19 You must worship King Obama with blind faith. If you do not, you are racists terrorists.

Posted by: Leftwing idiot machine at August 09, 2011 10:06 AM (0fzsA)

20 11
3
"Mr. Obama, by contrast, appears to consider himself immune from error.
Perhaps this explains why he has now doubled down on Heckuva Job
Geithner.

Obama doesn't think that he is immune from error, he thinks that he is immune from accountability. That is the story of his whole life. No matter what he does, he is rewarded for it.

The MSM is complicit in this belief.

Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:06 AM (8IAHO)

21 he thinks that he is immune from accountability. That is the story of his whole life. No matter what he does, he is rewarded for it.

The MSM is complicit in this belief.
Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:06 AM (8IAHO)

Great Point.

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 10:07 AM (i6RpT)

22 Dylan Ratigan joined Andrea Mitchell Monday on the list of MSNBC anchors who appear to be losing faith in President Barack Obama's leadership.
Discussing the type of president required to lead the country in times of crisis, Ratigan remarked, "Wouldn't anybody who wrote a memoir before the age of 50 be rather screwed up anyway?"
Even F. Chuck Todd is losing faith, wondering out loud why Obama does nothing but talk in cliches.
Because, Chuck, when the only tool you have is a hammer.........

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 10:07 AM (OWjjx)

23 O/T Beck is playing audio of Bwawney Fwank farting on MSNBC. LOL.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (UOM48)

24 Obama doesn't think that he is immune from error, he thinks that he is
immune from accountability. That is the story of his whole life. No
matter what he does, he is rewarded for it.The MSM is complicit in this belief.
He's going to be more bitter than Jimmah Carter when he loses in a landslide come 2012 because the country recognizes him as an incompetent fuck.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (VZ10+)

25 It took the WSJ three years, one major Depression, and a Downgrade to figure out that maybe, just maybe, Obama is Not Smart??

Genius!

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (kUaEF)

26 23
O/T Beck is playing audio of Bwawney Fwank farting on MSNBC. LOL.
So many jokes, so little time.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (VZ10+)

27 He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot
honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments
made in private. He surrenders positions staked in public. He is absent
from issues in which he has a duty to be involved. He is overbearing
when he ought to be absent.


He inflames racial tensions with racist speech and creates other divisions with outright lies for a few votes

Posted by: De' Debil Hisself at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (lpWVn)

28 6
#before black marxist presidents we used to have a tripple A rating.

Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:01 AM

FIFY, dumbass.

Posted by: real joe at August 09, 2011 10:10 AM (j+oeN)

29 It took the WSJ three years, one major Depression, and a Downgrade to figure out that maybe, just maybe, Obama is Not Smart??

Genius!
Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (kUaEF)

Kinda makes us look like freaken geniuses

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 10:10 AM (i6RpT)

30 26 23 O/T Beck is playing audio of Bwawney Fwank farting on MSNBC. LOL.


Wouldn't that be Queefing, in "his" case??

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 10:11 AM (kUaEF)

31 fffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Posted by: barney frank releasing gas at August 09, 2011 10:11 AM (eOXTH)

32 Hey - I'm dumb too! I call entire swathes of citizens "terrorists" and riots break out in Milwaukee. I am not to blame, however.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 09, 2011 10:11 AM (0fzsA)

33 Anyone starting to think that London is our future?

Posted by: Johnny at August 09, 2011 10:12 AM (iT/Iy)

34 Have you ever heard of Socrates, Aristotle, Plutarch?

Morons!

Posted by: President Vicini at August 09, 2011 10:12 AM (5skY4)

35 8. Wow. That is a triple-axel double-reverse flying-somersault bitchslap. Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at August 09, 2011 09:59 AM

With a double-reverse outside twisting corkscrew.

...and made the landing stick.

Posted by: Jypsea Rose at August 09, 2011 10:13 AM (A4C5M)

36 He may not be bright, but he has plenty of self esteem.

You are welcome!

Posted by: The NEA at August 09, 2011 10:13 AM (7BU4a)

37 "I won." Dammit.

Posted by: Preznit $00.00 at August 09, 2011 10:14 AM (N2yhW)

38 I created more jobs than President Obama.

Posted by: Forest Gump at August 09, 2011 09:59 AM (8IAHO)
Me too.WINNING!

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at August 09, 2011 10:14 AM (7BU4a)

39 johnny

nooooooo.....big difference...we have guns.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 10:14 AM (eOXTH)

40 Saw this going around facebook

"Entitlement
my butt!!! I paid for my Social Security Insurance since I was 16 yrs.
old! Our benefits aren't some kind of charity or handout! Congressional
benefits-- -free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid
holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days -now
THAT'S welfare. And Congress has the nerve to call my retirement an
Entitlement? Re-post if you are sick of their crap, and ashamed of our
so-called "leaders"! Hopefully everyone on Face Book will post this!"

First... Screw you stupidest/most selfish generation. (look up the chart showing how older people get 2-3 times back what they paid in but people my age will at best theoretically get $.50 on the dollar back what we paid into it.

-you trusted government and politicians to "lemme hold this money fo you" for decades.
-After they took your money each paycheck you
A. did not keep a tight leash on them to demand it was kept
B. constantly supported foreign and domestic interventions without expectation of higher taxes to pay for them.
-foreign and domestic interventions (even well meaning ones) cost money
A. require higher taxes
B. takes attention and resources away from governments actual priorities

As always you can follow me here:

http://twitter.com/#!/ShiggzKenobi

Posted by: Shiggz at August 09, 2011 10:14 AM (v8Pb8)

41
Hey, I know smart, and he's smart. And good loking. and clean.

Posted by: Sheriff Joe at August 09, 2011 10:04 AM (OITDh)
Clean? or dirrrrrrrty?...IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: Kal penn at August 09, 2011 10:15 AM (7BU4a)

42 I don't think anyone has yet mentioned that the JEF is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure. If I remember correctly, that precise wording is the work of Mr. Pink. Grateful to you brother, it has served well.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at August 09, 2011 10:16 AM (1lNlt)

43 I hate you teabagging terrorists. You are the reason the economy sucks and debt is at 14 trillion. I didn't hear you complain when boosh had us in wars! I'm voting Obama in 12, suck it. He needs more time to clean up boosh's mess!

Posted by: Left wing faggot at August 09, 2011 10:16 AM (OSU8H)

44 Barack Obama.

Joe Biden.


Who's smarter? Bet you can't figure that one out!

Posted by: EC at August 09, 2011 10:16 AM (GQ8sn)

45 Is baseball still our national pastime? I haven't followed baseball for a long time, but it seems like it's still an important sport in America. Anyone truly in touch with American culture (our head of state, for example) would recognize this, and speech clichés would be expected, as long they refer to baseball.
That said, calling our nation "Triple-A" is kind of insulting.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 10:16 AM (gTGz3)

46 Next thing you know someone will tell me that the sun is in the sky, women like shoes handbags, and honey badgers don't give a fuck about anything.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at August 09, 2011 10:16 AM (ijjAe)

47 What's next? Fire is hot?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 10:06 AM (sbV1u)
That is what *they* want you to believe!

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at August 09, 2011 10:17 AM (7BU4a)

48 Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:01 AM (8IAHO)

There's a line. I believe you're toeing it, if you haven't accidentally stepped over.

Just a courtesy warning.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 10:17 AM (8y9MW)

49 29
It took the WSJ three years, one major Depression, and a Downgrade to figure out that maybe, just maybe, Obama is Not Smart??


I've been maintaining that to be the case since I first listened to him off 'prompter. He has a very shallow well to draw on, being an affirmative action achiever that did not (as did Clarence Thomas) even try to learn. Glad handing shuck and jiver, that's another thing.

Posted by: observer at August 09, 2011 10:17 AM (JBsW7)

50 Fredo Obama:

"I'm smart! Not like everybody says!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 09, 2011 10:18 AM (VhYRy)

51 29
It took the WSJ three years, one major Depression, and a Downgrade to figure out that maybe, just maybe, Obama is Not Smart??

Have you not seen his wife's toned arms? How can anyone question a man going to bed with that every night!

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at August 09, 2011 10:19 AM (ijjAe)

52 Mr. Obama, by contrast, appears to consider himself immune from error. Perhaps this explains why he has now doubled down on Heckuva Job Geithner."
Either that or he can't find anyone willing to take it. Carney revealed one ugly truth, and it killed him to do so; the office of the President doesn't really create jobs. What he did not and will not admit is that the office has a tremendous ability to destroy jobs. They have no cards to play, anything constructive that they can do would be anathema to their base and would validate the Republicans and would ultimately bring on the reckoning that we cannot go on as we have.
On that last point, both Dems ad Republicans are agreeing to forestall that as long as possible.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 10:20 AM (6rX0K)

53 If you would have elected me, you could have had me for 8 years. Then I could have done away with term limits and you could still have me, a genius, in the White House. But you and you're pseudo-scientists paid for with big oil money torpedoed me. It's BULLSHIT

Posted by: ALGORE at August 09, 2011 10:20 AM (/Mla1)

54 I don't care. Obama is awesome.

Posted by: your average leftard at August 09, 2011 10:20 AM (MLZxF)

55 Like many leftists cocooned in academia/government/regulated and protected industries where they are constantly expected and rewarded for throwing tantrums, Obama may very well have high intelligence. Of course its the predictable side effect of emotional immaturity exacerbated by the above that smothers their ability.

Posted by: Shiggz at August 09, 2011 10:20 AM (v8Pb8)

56 Fredo Obama:

"I'm smart! Not like everybody says!"
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 09, 2011 10:18 AM (VhYRy)

Now that's a bumper sticker for sure

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 10:20 AM (i6RpT)

57 39 johnny

nooooooo.....big difference...we have guns.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 10:14 AM (eOXTH)

--------

Law-abiding citizens in our major cities own guns? Since when?

Posted by: Johnny at August 09, 2011 10:20 AM (iT/Iy)

58 Obama's not smart?...no wonder I like him!...Wheeeeeeee!

Posted by: Corky the Retard at August 09, 2011 10:21 AM (eEeiX)

59 Not smart, you say? Yesterday's market blip was due to cyclical adjustments in the profits to earnings ratios of the stock markets' vagaries of speculation.

Posted by: Prez Barky at August 09, 2011 10:21 AM (JBsW7)

60 There's a line. I believe you're toeing it, if you haven't accidentally stepped over.Just a courtesy warning.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 10:17 AM (8y9MW)

That's actually a Twitter competition from Patterico's Pontifications, not a racial thing. Over at PP, I think Aaron Worthing or Patterico himself is urging commenters to go to that Twitter site to spam it with anti-Obama stuff.

Posted by: EC at August 09, 2011 10:21 AM (GQ8sn)

61 Is baseball still our national pastime? I haven't followed baseball for a long time, but it seems like it's still an important sport in America. Anyone truly in touch with American culture (our head of state, for example) would recognize this, and speech clichés would be expected, as long they refer to baseball.
That said, calling our nation "Triple-A" is kind of insulting.
You can't expect Obama to understand anything about baseball. He is a White Sox fan. A White Sox fan goes to a baseball game because A) he can not wear a shirt and fit right in B) Cellular Field is a great place to score some cheap crack C) Plenty of fights to get involved in and D) your Probation officer is a Cub fan and its a perfect place to hide.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 10:22 AM (OWjjx)

62 Is baseball still our national pastime? I haven't followed baseball for a long time, but it seems like it's still an important sport in America. Anyone truly in touch with American culture (our head of state, for example) would recognize this, and speech clichés would be expected, as long they refer to baseball.
That said, calling our nation "Triple-A" is kind of insulting.
Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 10:16 AM (gTGz3)
Our nation is the Bigs. But our government is a Dominican winter league.

Posted by: ALGORE at August 09, 2011 10:23 AM (/Mla1)

63 Bret Stephens makes Michael Medved cry.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:23 AM (AZGON)

64 http://patterico.com/2011/08/03/open-thread-beforeblackpresidents/

Posted by: EC at August 09, 2011 10:23 AM (GQ8sn)

65 Shut up!

Posted by: Honorable Lord Valetine von Teleprompter Pivot to Jobs the VIII at August 09, 2011 10:24 AM (qITbz)

66 Our nation is the Bigs. But our government is a Dominican winter league.
Dominican Winter League is made up of a lot of pros just getting time in.Our government is your local 9U Rec League.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 10:24 AM (OWjjx)

67 Wow! Talk about your lack of communication! You
would think that these guys would have been on the talking points email
distribution.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 09, 2011 10:25 AM (jx2j9)

68
#40
"Entitlement my butt!!!
Shiggz, just say no and refuse to pay S.S.Medi

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 09, 2011 10:25 AM (0OJd9)

69 I cannot find work. I don't know how I will pay off these student loans. But damn, I can get on Twitter and HuffPo and glory praise Barack.

Posted by: Genius Generation that elected Oshama at August 09, 2011 10:26 AM (qITbz)

70 Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:01 AM (8IAHO)There's a line. I believe you're toeing it, if you haven't accidentally stepped over.Just a courtesy warning.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther)

I think that he was copying a theme that had appeared a few days ago. There was supposed to be a twitter feed playing the race card;it was implying that the troubles obama was facing were due to race. People here and elsewhere were teeing off on it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 10:26 AM (326rv)

71 Obama may very well have high intelligence. Of course its the predictable side effect of emotional immaturity exacerbated by the above that smothers their ability.

I'll go with 'slightly above average', and replace 'emotional immaturity' with narcissism.

Posted by: fluffy at August 09, 2011 10:26 AM (4Kl5M)

72 Of course Barry is smart. Look at his college grades he......oh wait....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 09, 2011 10:26 AM (1Jaio)

73 Stupid oughta hurt. It's feedback from reality to not do that anymore.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 09, 2011 10:27 AM (4q5tP)

74 Posted by: EC at August 09, 2011 10:21 AM (GQ8sn)

Ah. Okay.

Still, I'm not so sure about posting the follow-tag in blog comments. Just sayin'.

I do see the funneh in the comment, but (fair or not) conservatives have to be more careful about such things. Which, I think, is at the root of Ace's occasional rants.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 10:27 AM (8y9MW)

75 The way I see the divide in the media over Barky vs saving the Democrats is threefold --

1. The Dem Journos that went all in on this guy. They will not give an inch because they bought into him -- Greek columns and all. They're too invested and will defend him at any and all costs. And that includes talking about him as Obama the cerebral intellectual.

2. The Dem Journo affirmative action faction. Those that know that not defending him is in essence throwing in the towel for their most sacred cow -- affirmative action. They cannot allow him to be criticized lest that proves a bigger point about the pitfalls of racial preference in hiring/professional status elevation etc. so they too have to grind their teeth as they double down on the notion of his 'smarts'.

3. And finally those Dem Journos that can have the vision to know that he's doing irreparable harm to their brand. This is what we're starting to see now. They may be willing to toss him aside if they know that they could bring in someone stronger in 2012.

I think we'll see more of number three in the coming months. Maybe. Inch by inch. I could be wrong on this though. Regardless it will be interesting to watch unfold.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 09, 2011 10:29 AM (pLTLS)

76 *squeeeee-braaaaaaap*

Posted by: Yeast-stinking air escaping from between Michael Moore's fat folds at August 09, 2011 10:29 AM (C0Z3w)

77 As planned, the entire leftwing machine elected and promoted a self-absorbed inexperienedarrogantteleprompter reading welfare state expanding economy killingdumbass. I still love him and Istillhate you. Mostly, I hate myself.

Posted by: Joy Bayher + Keef Olbermann at August 09, 2011 10:29 AM (0fzsA)

78 Dominican Winter League is made up of a lot of pros just getting time in.Our government is your local 9U Rec League.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 10:24 AM (OWjjx)
Our government is a church softball league where every player is one of those jerks who has to win, not realizing he's in a CHURCH softball league.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 10:29 AM (73tyQ)

79

I've never thought Obama was smart. I know what smart is.
Whenever I go to conferences, I see these other mathematicians
presenting their work and I have to ask "How did they come up with that
brilliant idea?" or "How did they have the patience to see through those
awful calculations, I would have been sure they didn't work?"
Most of them are inarticulate in their native language, let alone English.
But
they are brilliant nonetheless. I saw none of that in Obama. I suppose
I always think mathematics is the sieve of true genius, but even in the
fields Obama was in, there were no new ideas or clever reworking of old
ideas or the ability to solve problems.
He just repeats tired old
tropes in an arrogant and pompous manner and I suppose Americans took
that for intellect. (Hey, it works for most college professors.) He
doesn't even make a particularly good con man, despite his clear
ambitions in that area.
Still, I'm never enamored with "smart" in
our leaders. Character, modesty and a bit of wisdom worked for
Washington and Coolidge. It's liberals, not conservatives, who need
ubermensches to rule over them.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 10:31 AM (73tyQ)

80 Let meprovide an example of teh definition good management I use in some of my seminars.
A young man and his father are at a ranch watching a newbronco stallion in the coral. It is clearly a wild and untamed horse, full of spirit and strength. A cowboy goes to the horse and mounts him, and the horse proceeds to buck and twist, jumping and trying to violently throw the rider off. But the cowboy stays mounted on the horse, anticipating each move and countering them to stay in the saddle until the horse finally calms.
The young man says "That cowboy sure is a great rider, despite everything that bronco did to try to throw him off, he was able to stay on him, he surely must be a master horseman"
The father replies, "No, son, he is merely at best an adequate rider, because if he were a master horseman, the stallion would never have bucked at all."
You can probably figure out the lesson yourself.

Posted by: Mister Money at August 09, 2011 10:31 AM (wN82N)

81 Have you ever heard of Socrates, Aristotle, Plutarch?

Ahh, the Johnson brothers who live over on Third St?

Posted by: SCRednek at August 09, 2011 10:31 AM (x8U/s)

82 I do see the funneh in the comment, but (fair or not) conservatives
have to be more careful about such things. Which, I think, is at the
root of Ace's occasional rants.

You mean being blamed for racism? It's part of the job!

I think the twitter feed thing is funny as shit.

Posted by: EC at August 09, 2011 10:31 AM (GQ8sn)

83 We all knew this about Obama from the beginning over two years ago. Every single so-called conservative who went to that swanky dinner for Barry at George Will's house should be ashamed of themselves if, after the dinner, they wrote how charming and brilliant Obama was. No one need take their opinions seriously at any point in the future if they have done so.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:32 AM (AZGON)

84 "We're good enough, we're smart enough, and doggonit we're a AAA country." - Barack Smalley, 2011

Posted by: rockhead at August 09, 2011 10:32 AM (ZMHGo)

85 We do know that Barry was not even a National Merit Semi-Finalist, since that is public record, so genius? Probably not.

Posted by: toby928™ at August 09, 2011 10:32 AM (GTbGH)

86 Oh, that was Lemonjello and Orangello. Never mind.

Posted by: SCRednek at August 09, 2011 10:33 AM (x8U/s)

87 Our government is a church softball league where every player is one of those jerks who has to win, not realizing he's in a CHURCH softball league.
Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 10:29 AM (73tyQ)

All this republican gridlockmakes us look morelike the special olympics or something.

Posted by: LOLBama, master wordsmith at August 09, 2011 10:33 AM (/Mla1)

88 We do know that Barry was not even a National Merit Semi-Finalist, since that is public record, so genius? Probably not.
Well, clearly, that organization was racist! How else could it be explained?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 10:33 AM (OWjjx)

89 And anyone, yeah you you dumb cock sucking 52% I'm talking to you, who voted for him I never forgive.

If only the Republicans had nominated someone worth voting for.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 09, 2011 10:33 AM (PLvLS)

90 I have to say I'm impressed with Mayor Nutter. He's on MSNBC right now defending his crack down on rampaging black utes while the talking head interviewing him is doing her best to defend the poor dears. He's talking about personal and parental responsibility and there being no excuse for the type of lawlessness taking place in Philly. He sounds downright conservative.

Not trying to be a Nutter fluffer but credit where it's due.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 09, 2011 10:34 AM (TMB3S)

91 3. And finally those Dem Journos that can have the vision to know that
he's doing irreparable harm to their brand. This is what we're starting
to see now. They may be willing to toss him aside if they know that
they could bring in someone stronger in 2012. I think we'll
see more of number three in the coming months. Maybe. Inch by inch. I
could be wrong on this though. Regardless it will be interesting to
watch unfold.

I'm thinking this as well, if only because both they and the Dems will realize that Obama's going to crash hard in 2012 and it's a question as to whether they can put a tourniquet on the damage by cutting him loose or if they end up setting themselves back a long time.

Losing the White House would be bad for them in 2012, but losing a bunch of influential members in both chambers plus a lot of rising stars would damage them for at least 6 years, if not a decade. Look at what happened to the House in 1974, when the "Watergate babies" swept out a lot of Republicans due to Nixon's personal unpopularity.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:34 AM (VZ10+)

92 And anyone, yeah you you dumb cock sucking 52% I'm talking to you, who voted for him I never forgive.

If only the Republicans had nominated someone worth voting for.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 09, 2011 10:33 AM (PLvLS)

Against this POS I'd vote for the local Road Kill before I voted for him

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 10:35 AM (i6RpT)

93 Where's that stewardess?

Posted by: Inflatable Auto Pilot at August 09, 2011 10:35 AM (yuXx5)

94 I think Obama is smart in some ways..

He knows Marxist theories like the back of his hand.. And he's been slowly implementing them in backdoor fashion for the last few years now..

I think it's a mistake to say he's stupid..

He is very un-American trying to run the American nation..

(not a birther stance but where the guy's head is.. It's as if a European Socialist was plucked from obscurity to lead the Western world)

Posted by: Dave C at August 09, 2011 10:35 AM (QndMO)

95 90
I have to say I'm impressed with Mayor Nutter. He's on MSNBC right now
defending his crack down on rampaging black utes while the talking head
interviewing him is doing her best to defend the poor dears. He's
talking about personal and parental responsibility and there being no
excuse for the type of lawlessness taking place in Philly. He sounds
downright conservative.



Not trying to be a Nutter fluffer but credit where it's due.

I think Nutter is scared of becoming the next David Dinkins, whose political career was destroyed by ineffectual handling of the Crown Heights riots due to PC policies imposed on the police.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:35 AM (VZ10+)

96 Against this POS I'd vote for the local Road Kill before I voted for him
Generic Republican/Road Kill 2012!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 10:36 AM (OWjjx)

97 The whole question of whether or not Obama is smart can be answered with one simple task:


(Zeus mode): RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: EC at August 09, 2011 10:36 AM (GQ8sn)

98 Sounds like another "Help Us, Jon Cary, We Are Stuk in Irak" moment for Barry.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at August 09, 2011 10:36 AM (qvify)

99 Communities were organized!

Posted by: Dang at August 09, 2011 10:37 AM (TXKVh)

100 Remember when Chris Matthews was talking about his place on Mt. Rushmore? lol'worthy right there.

I'm trying to remember which speech this was that prompted such drivel from Matthews. I think it was one of the hate America speeches abroad.

Fitting, that. A Hate-America speech well received on a Hate-America network.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 09, 2011 10:37 AM (pLTLS)

101 Obama is making the seas recede, cutting the deficit in half by the end of his first term, closing Gitmo, ending all the wars, and giving us all FREE healthcare!

Posted by: Left wing faggot at August 09, 2011 10:37 AM (XJIhS)

102 94 I think Obama is smart in some ways..He knows Marxist theories like the back of his hand.. And he's been slowly implementing them in backdoor fashion for the last few years now.. I think it's a mistake to say he's stupid..
My vote goes for "Educated Fool", then.

Posted by: Cicerokid at August 09, 2011 10:38 AM (DdES4)

103 I think it's a mistake to say he's stupid..

He is stupid.

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2011 10:38 AM (yuXx5)

104 When does the Fed OMC report? +223.98 (2.07%)

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at August 09, 2011 10:38 AM (GTbGH)

105 He's not even Elmer Gantry. Just Howdy Doody with a TelePrompTer and a paint job.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:39 AM (AZGON)

106 So, lemme' get this straight...

The media, that spent no time vetting this ignoramus,

is just now finding out, three years into the game, he's not very smart?

Aren't they precious.

Posted by: franksalterego at August 09, 2011 10:39 AM (7/sDI)

107 Obama Is Not Smart

My white, racist grandmother always told me I was 'special.'

Posted by: Prensidint Barack Obamama at August 09, 2011 10:40 AM (MMC8r)

108 Anyone starting to think that London is our future?

If you looked at a database of all the flash mobs and the violence you'd see that Philadelphia -- less then 100 miles from Washington, DC is a tinderbox waiting for a spark. With three weeks still to go before school begins, and it still being hot as hell in Philly, I think there's a pretty good chance of it getting out of control.

Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 10:40 AM (IhHdM)

109 Since I wuz 30 I bin evaluating how smart people iz

Obama, he ain't smart. He paraphrases ( that's plagiarizing ); that ain't smart

talks in cliches; repeats himself; says 'um' a lot ; that ain't smart


Posted by: Hiram Ulysses Grant at August 09, 2011 10:40 AM (UqKQV)

110 My bus is a short bus.

Posted by: Prensidint Barack Obamama at August 09, 2011 10:40 AM (MMC8r)

111 I need me some more Ezra Klein spouting statements like this...
"Well, Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhardt, who I think we can all agree are experts on the situation, say we should do..."

Posted by: wtfci at August 09, 2011 10:40 AM (qITbz)

112
Obama is a master at 11 dimensional corn hole. If only our holes were bigger and the beanbags smaller.

Posted by: Anonymoose at August 09, 2011 10:40 AM (ZgvjV)

113
When does the Fed OMC report?

2:15pm EDT

Posted by: Retread at August 09, 2011 10:41 AM (BO5ap)

114 Joey Biden taught me everything he knows.

Posted by: Prensidint Barack Obamama at August 09, 2011 10:41 AM (MMC8r)

115 Our government is a church softball league where every player is one of those jerks who has to win, not realizing he's in a CHURCH softball league.
Spikes up when you slide! Aim for the gut, right between the words Immaculate and Conception.
We're Our Lady of Mercy! Show no mercy!!!

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 10:41 AM (gTGz3)

116 42
I don't think anyone has yet mentioned that the JEF is a stuttering
clusterfuck of a miserable failure. If I remember correctly, that
precise wording is the work of Mr. Pink. Grateful to you brother, it
has served well.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at August 09, 2011 10:16 AM (1lNlt)
I hear the word on the street is that the JEF is a stuttering
clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Jimmuy at August 09, 2011 10:42 AM (QY0N1)

117 83
We all knew this about Obama from the beginning over two years ago.
Every single so-called conservative who went to that swanky dinner for
Barry at George Will's house should be ashamed of themselves if, after
the dinner, they wrote how charming and brilliant Obama was. No one need
take their opinions seriously at any point in the future if they have
done so.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:32 AM (AZGON)
This. And I will never forgive Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker for telling us how smart and sophisticated he was. They fell for the empty suit hook, line and sinker.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 10:42 AM (UOM48)

118 I don't think Obama is stupid. He is very well schooled at the socialist/communist thing. Look how fast he bullshitted a large percentage of the nation into buying his Healthcare, QE and Keynesian economics.

It should be clear to most that the man is hellbent on destroying the country. He is not trying to fix things. His goal is to remake the Country into something that we just can't understand. We don't think that way. We should treat him and his ilk as misguided evil geniuses. That way we don't underestimate them.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2011 10:42 AM (ZDUD4)

119 If you looked at a database of all the flash mobs and the violence you'd see that Philadelphia -- less then 100 miles from Washington, DC is a tinderbox waiting for a spark. With three weeks still to go before school begins, and it still being hot as hell in Philly, I think there's a pretty good chance of it getting out of control.
I will only be shocked if Philly doesn't burn. That's been coming for a long, long time.

Posted by: alexthechick at August 09, 2011 10:42 AM (VtjlW)

120 "112
Obama is a master at 11 dimensional corn hole."

I don't think even AmishDude could explain the topology of that one.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:42 AM (AZGON)

121 With three weeks still to go before school begins,
and it still being hot as hell in Philly, I think there's a pretty good
chance of it getting out of control.


Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 10:40 AM (IhHdM)
Do Whites or Asians riot because it's hot and school is closed? What are the ingredients in this 'tinderbox' you speak of?Do Whites or Asians riot because they're unemployed ( other than 'anarchists' and union 'rent-a-mobs' ) ?

Posted by: Hiram Ulysses Grant at August 09, 2011 10:43 AM (UqKQV)

122 Consult my sock-name for details...

Posted by: Duh!1 at August 09, 2011 10:43 AM (rFdqZ)

123 There is book smart and then there is street smart.
You get book smart by sitting around by yourself reading about what other people think is the right way to do something.
You get street smart by getting out and doing it yourself learning about life in the real world.
I was book smart for a long time, then after I started my first company, I got street schooled fast. The lesson was costly, but well worth it the next time around.

Posted by: Mister Money at August 09, 2011 10:43 AM (wN82N)

124 105
He's not even Elmer Gantry. Just Howdy Doody with a TelePrompTer and a paint job.

I'm thinking more along the lines of what my uncle used to call LSU basketball Dale Brown... "Elmer Fudd Ganrty".

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:44 AM (VZ10+)

125 Spikes up when you slide! Aim for the gut, right between the words Immaculate and Conception.
We're Our Lady of Mercy! Show no mercy!!!
No wonder I keep getting thrown out. They told me to aim right between the words "Sacred" and "Heart".
Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 10:44 AM (sbV1u)

126 Despite what SP says, we are a AAA country, too.

Posted by: Obama's other half brother Mugabe at August 09, 2011 10:44 AM (hbAPu)

127 Is Obama smart?
No.
Is Obama dumb as a bag of rocks?
No.
Is Obama dumb as a bag of rocks buried under a pile of horse manure and the fetid corpse of a mountain goat?
You're getting close, but still not quite stupid enough to reach Obama's level.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 10:45 AM (4df7R)

128 Ill vote for Obama in 2012 because Republicans are terrorists.

Civility now!

Posted by: Left wing faggot at August 09, 2011 10:45 AM (XJIhS)

129 Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2011 10:42 AM (ZDUD4)

He's a 'true believer' and can rile up those who already believe his basic message, but he is stupid; unintelligent; inarticulate. He can talk, but only with Other People's Words

Reading from a script is what actors do; smart people create their own words

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at August 09, 2011 10:46 AM (UqKQV)

130 Hmmm, Seems like the MarxSpewMedia, who knew all this crap about him in 2007-08 but never ever told their audiences any of it is on the verge of throwing Barry under the bus to try to save themselves. I'm greedy, I want Barry gone ASAP but I really want people to recognize the MSM for the marxist propaganda organ they have been as well.

To think that our alternative to Barry was 'I cross the aisle to work with the commies in order to get some praise from the MFM' McCain -- the nation was boned no matter what with the marxist congress that was also elected then.

Posted by: PaleRider at August 09, 2011 10:46 AM (5CusZ)

131 I will only be shocked if Philly doesn't burn. That's been coming for a long, long time.

Stay safe, Wyatt.

Posted by: fluffy at August 09, 2011 10:46 AM (4Kl5M)

132 I will only be shocked if Philly doesn't burn. That's been coming for a long, long time.

Here's a question... If Philly burns, does it disrupt the machine in the city that has helped elect Dems there with regularity?

New Orleans got flooded out and it ended up dispersing people there to the four winds, destroying the machine that gave the Dems the edge on state-wide offices in Louisiana.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:46 AM (VZ10+)

133 What's so bad in Philly? I mean, as opposed to how it is any other year?

Posted by: yinzer at August 09, 2011 10:47 AM (/Mla1)

134 Fourteen minutes to Wapner.

Posted by: Prensidint Barack Obamama at August 09, 2011 10:47 AM (MMC8r)

135 Here's a question... If Philly burns, does it disrupt the machine in the city that has helped elect Dems there with regularity?
No.
Detroitlooks worse than a Fallout gameand it still votes Dem.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 09, 2011 10:48 AM (FkKjr)

136 So will Captain Kickass'ss Magic Bus Tour™ be fueled by pixie dust and unicorn farts, or even electricity?

Prudence would suggest a more likely prime mover to be hypocrisy and the media-rendered marrow of his adversaries.

Posted by: Fritz at August 09, 2011 10:48 AM (/ZZCn)

137 There is book smart and then there is street smart.

The Umbrella and The Gate agree, Obama is neither.

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2011 10:49 AM (yuXx5)

138 The Europeans aren't impressed either with Barracky's blame-castin:

'It's Europe's fault. I inherited this problem': Obama refuses to
accept responsibility for financial crisis after Dow goes into freefall
sparking panic on Wall Street.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at August 09, 2011 10:50 AM (9hSKh)

139 I was a National Merit Scholar, before it was "Semi-Finalist" and "Finalist." The award was one.thousand.dollars. Total. And accepting it disqualified me for all other awards.

Twenty years later, recruiting a tutor for my son from Dear Olde Second-Rate State (which was all I could afford while working full-time), I found that the administration was giving full rides to every single Finalist. It made the university look smarter. Thanks for salting that old wound.

@40, Shiggy, you do realize don't you that your ageist strategem won't pay off for you until every last Greatest and Boomer is in the grave, when you are in your sixties? They will outnumber and outvote you until then. Did no one your age vote for Obama? Perhaps I've been misled on this. Are you sure you want to be judged by your "generation"?

Perhaps your youthful enthusiasm and idealism might be put to better use than in trying to drive wedges. But you go ahead on, and have fun.

Posted by: comatus at August 09, 2011 10:50 AM (W5ilH)

140 No.
Detroitlooks worse than a Fallout gameand it still votes Dem.
New Orleans still votes Dem, but not in the outright numbers or percentage that it used to.
In Detroit's case, the steadily declining population there means that it should hold less and less sway over the rest of Michigan at some point, though there are some suburbs like Dearbornistan which may take up some of the slack in regard to the Dem turnout machine.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:51 AM (VZ10+)

141 Heh. I called this on July 21st, 2009, right before his Cambridge "police are obviously wrong" thing.

[link]
http://bitmaelstrom.blogspot.com/2009/07/theory-obama-is-stupid-and-lazy.html

"But my theory is that he'll continue doing what he's doing. No matter how much evidence piles up against his beliefs, he'll stay the course."

Posted by: moviegique at August 09, 2011 10:51 AM (kNN2d)

142 And do not forget, BO is an exact duplicate of the folks who overwhelmingly infest our universities and other educational institutions, media, charities, Hollywood, and governmental bureaucracies.

Whatever their individual IQ's, their warm and fuzzy cocoons of self-congratulation and mutual back-patting, their solipsism, plus their essentially nihilist outlook, make them stupid, stupid, stupid.

And they are real close to running this country, to the exclusion of opposing voices. It is precarious right now. The next 18 months might very well tip us over, but we shall see.

Posted by: Tonawanda at August 09, 2011 10:51 AM (fgysf)

143 120
"112

Obama is a master at 11 dimensional corn hole."
I don't think even AmishDude could explain the topology of that one.



Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:42 AM (AZGON)
Piece of cake.OK. Picture a 12-dimensional corn hole.Now project it onto an 11-dimensional piece of paper.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 10:51 AM (73tyQ)

144 Obama is a master at 11 dimensional corn hole.

Does that mean Bawney Fwank is a grandmaster at it?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:53 AM (VZ10+)

145 Obama is a master at 11 dimensional corn hole."
Mm, okay you got my attention.

Posted by: Kal Penn at August 09, 2011 10:53 AM (/Mla1)

146 The mook is not smart, but he is cunning. That is his one area of moderate expertise. Not cunning with brilliance either, just the cunning learned in the Chicago machine. A cheap, grasping, pompous Daley politician with an oily sheen of race-hustling spread so fine it smells like an imitation of sophistication but looks like plain racial blackmail if you bother to turn on the lights.

Nearly every electoral victory Dick has had came from bending the rules. Getting one opponent disqualified, leaking sealed court papers about another. Even 2008 reeked of fraudulent campaign donation with unverified credit card contributions.

You cannot get too exasperated over liberals gushing over this fucking waste of flesh. That's their nature. It's certain "conservatives" who, to this day, refuse to tell the truth about Dick Soetero's lack of character, substandard intelligence and malicious intent who ought to be horsewhipped.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:53 AM (AZGON)

147
"New Orleans got flooded out and it ended up dispersing people there to the four winds, destroying the machine that gave the Dems the edge on state-wide offices in Louisiana."

And increased all crime in Houston by about 50% and the leaches refuse to go back to NO.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 09, 2011 10:55 AM (0OJd9)

148 Picture a 12-dimensional corn hole.

Now project it onto an 11-dimensional piece of paper.


I'm looking for one, but I just realized my desk drawer is only 10-dimensional.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:55 AM (AZGON)

149 What's so bad in Philly? I mean, as opposed to how it is any other year?

It seems to be related to the ability to coordinate attacks using technology -- the aim is still the same -- free stuff.

Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 10:55 AM (IhHdM)

150 Thanks for the tip!
No problem.
(Unless you're one of the terrorists who plays for St. Luke's, in which case you can either start wearing a helmet or stop crowding my strike zone. I hope you considered that while you were lying in the batter's box with blood coming out of your ear. Maybe you can ask your Beloved Physician to stop that ringing noise you always hear now. And remember: Our Lady of Mercy's playbook comes straight from the Obama Administration. Win first, win always, and if we can raise enough money to heat the interfaith orphanage this winter, that's OK, too.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (gTGz3)

151
The mobs can burn Philly, but leave Geno's Steaks andAdrian Pennino's house alone.

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (Lt/Za)

152 Was Carter even so bad off at this point in his Clusterfuck? The hostage crisis hadn't begun yet, the campaign hadn't started, Reagan wasn't the nominee, even close to the election he was not a clear loser.

If the press is preference-cascading now, St. Barack of Chicago is looking at a real buttfucking next November, particularly if the possibility of even a token primary challenge comes to pass. Barack keeps delivering variations on the 'Malaise' speech, constantly complaining that it's not his fault, but effectively emphasizing that he's a floundering incompetent who can't get anything done.

This is political suicide by a thousand cuts.

Posted by: nickless at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (MMC8r)

153 For those of you who still think Fox is somehow "conservative" I have two prime examples of how "conservative" they are from their news anchor (not opinion guy) just now:

First the riots in London started because a "young father" was shot by police.

No mention of the fact that this young father was a gang leader and a career criminal. Also no mention of the fact that he opened the ball by shooting at the police who were following him.

Second, a good way for the government to "save money" without raising taxes is to reform the tax code by eliminating the deduction for home mortgage interest and by taxing the health insurance provided by employers as income.

Now personally I have no damn idea how employer provided health insurance is some kind of "deduction" that needs to be reformed but I do know that under Obamacare they have already levied a tax on that if it is one of those so-called "Cadillac plans". Unless you are a union member which were exempted by that makeup session that was aided and abetted by our illustrious member R from MA.

So here we have a tax increase for 50% of the public who actually work. And note that it is only 50% because 50% of the public don't pay any taxes at all and this will not change that. But it is reform and not an increase in rates.

Hey you Fox SOBs, I have an idea. Lets truly reform taxes. Lets make it a flat 15% tax on all income regardless of amount and source. That's a tax increase for 51% of the public.

Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (M9Ie6)

154 D) your Probation officer is a Cub fan and its a perfect place to hide.

Aw, c'mon, I've never met a gay probation officer!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (2PTT7)

155 What gets me is no matter what the actual results of his speeches are,
he constantly insists on getting out there and giving the same on time
after time. During the debt debate he's given the same damn speech at
least 5 times. It's terrifying to see someone so monumentally out of
touch.
Levin played Secretary of the Treasury Turbo Tax yesterday who "absolutely" refused to accept any of the responsibility for Barackalypse on the part of the administration. It is clear that they are going full speed ahead in the direction that they have gone full speed ahead sine January 2009. If you like your financial and societal disintegration, you can keep your financial and social disintegration.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (Hx5uv)

156 Good grief. Shoot me now.

Happy birthday, Mr. PresidentI want to
wish President Obama, who turned 50 last Thursday, a happy birthday. I
am really proud of the job he has done as president.As always, he is in my prayers. I know that the road has not been an easy one. It has been a big job.But
he is prepared for the assignment that has been put before him. I know
at times he has felt alone on this journey. But he needs to know that he
is not alone. There are more people for him than against him. He should
know that he is loved.BERNICE WESTERSavannah

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 10:58 AM (UOM48)

157 And increased all crime in Houston by about 50% and the leaches refuse to go back to NO.

I didn't say it worked out well for Houston, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, or anywhere else that got the welfare trash shipped out of NOLA.

I just said it broke up the NO voting machine that depended on turning out that particular group en masse to win close elections, like Mary Landrieu's first Senate race over Woody Jenkins in 1996.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:58 AM (VZ10+)

158 While it makes me a sonofabitch, looking at the riots in London I think "You got what you wanted. A welfare state. Now see if you can keep it."

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:58 AM (AZGON)

159 This is news to whom?

Posted by: Marcus at August 09, 2011 10:58 AM (CHrmZ)

160 The mobs can burn Philly, but leave Geno's Steaks andAdrian Pennino's house alone.


Posted by: Fish the Impaler at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (Lt/Za)
Isn't Geno the guy that put up the sign 'speak English when ordering'?

Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 10:59 AM (X6akg)

161 "OK. Picture a 12-dimensional corn hole."

Oh MY!!!

Posted by: George Takei at August 09, 2011 10:59 AM (kUaEF)

162 Socrates taught that wisdom begins in the recognition of how little we
know. Mr. Obama is perpetually intent on telling us how much he knows.
Aristotle wrote that the type of intelligence most needed in politics is
prudence, which in turn requires experience. Mr. Obama came to office
with no experience. Plutarch warned that flattery "makes itself an
obstacle and pestilence to great houses and great affairs." Today's
White House, more so than any in memory, is stuffed with flatterers.

I constantly tell my students that (1) we all start out idiots, (2) one of the keys to shedding our idiocy is to have people around us that point out our flaws and stupidities, and (3) listening to people who point out our flaws - even if we don't like the person, truth told by an idiot is still truth.

I'm an academic, which is a profession that (rightfully, in many cases) is derided by the 'rons and 'ronettes. But I've had the privilege of meeting (and learning under) many who have what I call "the soul of an academic". These are people who don;t care about winning the argument, but about getting at the truth. So, when they get challenged with new information, they examine the information. For them, it's all about finding out what is "true", not what they hope was true.

It's a hard thing to do, and one of the hardest thing for PhD students to learn. That's why I laugh when people say Obama is so smart because he TAUGHT a the college level. That's not the same as being an academic IMO. From all accounts, he never produced any scholarly work, and didn't take part in the rough-and-tumble of academic discourse (and doing so at U of Chicago would have humbled him right quickly).

Are there assholes in my field? No doubt - at least as many as in any other field where smart people who've performed well in high school/undergrad congregate. In many respects, we get the tails of the asshole distribution - the biggest ones and some of the humblest, brightest ones around.

Unfortunately, Obama is on the wrong tail of the distribution rather even if he's a "faux" academic.

Posted by: RightWing Prof, managing partner, Bacon & Cleavage LLC at August 09, 2011 10:59 AM (UOcNk)

163

Anyone starting to think that London is our future?
In the urban centers of deeply indebted blue states... yeah, possibly.
A blue state is like the "fire triangle" - first, they have a large population of people who live off of entitlements (fuel). Second, they are more likely to have restrictive gun laws and a legal system that favors the perp (oxygen). Add the third element (combustion) and you'll have a fire on your hands.

Posted by: weew at August 09, 2011 10:59 AM (7RbIF)

164 When John wrote this, Ipushed to name it "Ode to Barack Obama", but just wasn't sure about the spelling. I lost that fight. My vision was strong, but a little cloudy.
♫Dear Barackalypse Prudence, won't you come out to playDearBurackalypse Prudence, greet the brand new dayThe sun is up, the sky is blueIt's beautiful and so are youDear BorokalypsePrudence won't you come out to play♫
Give the man time, people. Sheesh. He didn't say hewould fix the crap Bush did today or next week. Don't you Americans know how to listen?

Posted by: Sir Paul M at August 09, 2011 11:00 AM (nBE5A)

165 I read this last night. Nail+head.

Also, hard left, think he hates Fox News, Rush, TPTs, and anybody who doesn't bow at his feet in worship? He's just not that into you, either. Yet, you'll prove what idiots you are by voting for him yet again. What's that definition of insanity, again?

Posted by: Theresa D., TPT at August 09, 2011 11:00 AM (Zgfnd)

166
My acme economy rocket and roller skates just arrived!

Posted by: Wiley Obama Super Genius at August 09, 2011 11:00 AM (ZgvjV)

167 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 10:58 AM (UOM4
Well, I see JEF hasn't cured mental illness yet.
I'm sure he'll fix those oceans any day now.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:00 AM (sbV1u)

168 HopefullyLondon slapped a baton riot shield on those fucks that drive around and scan houses for TVs, and sent them to the front lines.

Posted by: yinzer at August 09, 2011 11:01 AM (/Mla1)

169 Obama is the front man for a shadow government hell-bent on creating the United Socialist States of America...He is who we thought he was...

Posted by: Dennis Green at August 09, 2011 11:01 AM (SPILM)

170 158 While it makes me a sonofabitch, looking at the riots in London I think "You got what you wanted. A welfare state. Now see if you can keep it."


Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 10:58 AM (AZGON)


Sign me up for your newsletter please.

Posted by: dogfish at August 09, 2011 11:01 AM (N2yhW)

171 Narcissists never fail. Other people let them down. Or "betray" them.

You could look it up.

Posted by: SurferDoc at August 09, 2011 11:01 AM (STdkO)

172 Incompetent failed Governor blames her failure on being "too nice," dingbat journalist sees lesson for Obama.

"Granholm and Obama share some background: Each powered through Harvard Law School and into politics. To do so, they relied on intelligence, pragmatism, likability and social adroitness to win allies. ... Obama, an African-American male, similarly adopted a disarming style, winning respect for his brain power and political skills. As a black man in a largely white power structure, he needed to model strength without threat. Although both share traits of mental toughness and perseverance, and may be tougher than they seem, their calling cards have always been intelligence and attractiveness."

Should we chip in and buy Laura Berman a fresh set of presidential knee-pads?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 09, 2011 11:01 AM (PLvLS)

173 Heard Rush say They may primary the JEF w Hillary.

The smartest thing he will ever do is to lose his re-election.

Posted by: sTevo at August 09, 2011 11:02 AM (q1Tbv)

174 If the press is preference-cascading now, St. Barack of Chicago is
looking at a real buttfucking next November, particularly if the
possibility of even a token primary challenge comes to pass.

There won't be a primary challenge.

If he gets forced out (and it will be the Golden Parachute of all Golden Parachutes if they manage it, he'll basically get his $1bil in campaign funds back), it will be at the convention and a smoke-filled room will pick a winner.

The Democrat party prefers that way of doing things (Mondale for Senate, Lautenberg replacing Torricelli) anyway. While CW would say that the American people wouldn't have time to get to know the candidate, the Dems have a pretty good track record of trotting out inexperienced newbies to campaign on vapor.

If this happens, though, the presidential nominee will only be there to keep a downballot massacre from happening. Even in that case, the black voters will have to be convinced that Obama is doing this voluntarily.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 11:03 AM (73tyQ)

175 If the press is preference-cascading now, St. Barack of Chicago is
looking at a real buttfucking next November, particularly if the
possibility of even a token primary challenge comes to pass. Barack
keeps delivering variations on the 'Malaise' speech, constantly
complaining that it's not his fault, but effectively emphasizing that
he's a floundering incompetent who can't get anything done.This is political suicide by a thousand cuts.

Which is why I think the Dems will toss him aside.

1980 was a wipeout of a lot of highly influential Dems in the Senate like George McGovern and Frank Church because Carter got blown out of the water early enough that turnout sucked in the west.

This is a year with 22 Dem seats up in the Senate and all new districts for the House, many of which were drawn up by Republican governors and state legislators elected during the 2010 midterm, which means it will be a lot more competitive for them than normal.

It's possible that the Dems lose enough seats in the Senate to be in the same position that the Republicans were in back in 2009, after Snarlin' Arlen flipped, between actual 2012 losses and a bunch of retirements from people who don't want to spend time in the minority.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 11:03 AM (VZ10+)

176 26 23 O/T Beck is playing audio of Bwawney Fwank farting on MSNBC. LOL.So many jokes, so little time.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (VZ10+)
That seems unlikely

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 11:03 AM (BOMhW)

177 Barack Obama isn't a genius. He's a super-genuis.
(He's on the same level as Wile E. Coyote.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 11:03 AM (gTGz3)

178 Heard Rush say They may primary the JEF w Hillary.



The smartest thing he will ever do is to lose his re-election.

Posted by: sTevo at August 09, 2011 11:02 AM (q1Tbv)
I don't see how Hillary could do that. She's part of the administration. If she was going to do that, she should have exited 6 months ago over 'Egypt' or something.

Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 11:04 AM (X6akg)

179 Have you ever heard of Socrates, Aristotle, Plutarch?

Were they fly girls for Tupac?

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 11:04 AM (Hx5uv)

180
Isn't Geno the guy that put up the sign 'speak English when ordering'?


Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 10:59 AM (X6akg)
Tami, it was either Geno's or Pat's, and with the number of people they serve daily, there was no way they could play translator in the fast moving line.
Politicians and other dweeb liberal's bemoaned the unfairness and and racism, but the owner stood his ground and kept the sign. Must be the South Philadelphia Italian influence, or maybe the possibility of bone-crushers visiting the antagonists.

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at August 09, 2011 11:04 AM (Lt/Za)

181 Based on nothing but gut (so disregard entirely if you please), despite the nature of the London mob violence, it will take literally a dozen of these events before the voters in Great Britain even think of demanding the forces of law and order actually, you know... maintain law and order. Those forces are too busy making sure citizens don't defend themselves or get weapons or eat too much salt or skip out on paying their BBC license.

Say what you will, a display like this would be treated very differently by a police force of the 19th century, and it would have ended two days ago.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:06 AM (AZGON)

182 A blue state is like the "fire triangle" - first, they have a large
population of people who live off of entitlements (fuel). Second, they
are more likely to have restrictive gun laws and a legal system that
favors the perp (oxygen). Add the third element (combustion) and you'll
have a fire on your hands.
Expect a lot of suburban police and sheriff's departments to start putting up "firebreaks" if this happens.

The late Sheriff Harry Lee of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, took a lot of crap for this in the wake of Katrina, but does anyone blame him in hindsight given the kinds of people found to have been stuck behind in New Orleans after the storm?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 11:06 AM (VZ10+)

183 When John wrote this, Ipushed to name it "Ode to Barack Obama", but
just wasn't sure about the spelling. I lost that fight. My vision was
strong, but a little cloudy.
♫Dear Barackalypse Prudence, won't you come out to play
DearBurackalypse Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear BorokalypsePrudence won't you come out to play♫My song to the president:
All we are saying is shut the fuck up.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 11:06 AM (Hx5uv)

184 Michael Moore is calling for Matt Damon to primary the JEF. That would be the mother of all comedy apocalypses.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 09, 2011 11:07 AM (tqwMN)

185 184
Michael Moore is calling for Matt Damon to primary the JEF. That would be the mother of all comedy apocalypses.

At least Moore realized that Sean Penn would be a huge liability due to his open ties with Chavez et all.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (VZ10+)

186 I want a Barry Obama - Al Sharpton Cage Match.

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (GTbGH)

187 He's going to be more bitter than Jimmah Carter when he loses in a landslide come 2012 because the country recognizes him as an incompetent fuck.Are you kidding?
He doesn't respect the public enough to accept the rebuke as his responsibility.
The hall mark of this presidency is a total failure to accept responsibility OR provide leadership. They are non-existant in the world of a consumate narcicist.

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (H87Hu)

188 "Granholm and Obama share some background: Each powered through Harvard Law School and into politics. To do so, they relied on intelligence, pragmatism, likability and shameless Affirmative Action favoritism."

Had to be fixed.

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (kUaEF)

189 My two cents:
Obama is not trying to destroy the country intentionally. He is trying to change the country into his ideal - a country with a powerful central government with a secular society built upon government service, where certain groups gain elevated importance because of historical bad luck.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (FkKjr)

190 Isn't Geno the guy that put up the sign 'speak English when ordering'?
Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 10:59 AM (X6akg)
There is a real NY italian pizza place nearby which I only discovered a couple of years ago. It is run by and apparently worked by genuine Brooklyn sicilians (they look like snookie and my m-i-l). I was in there waiting for my order and these hispanics come in and, looking at the shade of the guy behind the counter, tried to order in spanish (or what goes for spanish--that central american ghetto speak). Anyway the sicilian lost his mind. I thought I was going to bust a gut. Ayyyyyeyyye O! Use english! O!

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (BOMhW)

191 Joey at Geno's was the dude with the "please order in English" sign. It shouldn't have been controversial.

Nutter is a waste of time and space, but still about twice as smart as Barry. Nutter JUST got back from a long and very sweet vaca, so that's why he's acting now.

Also, most of the flash attacks have been during the DAY, so a 9pm curfew means zilch. No one has been going out at night anyway, out of fear. They have to stop the lunchtime/afternoon attacks.

They are essentially muggings and lootings - just motivated by boredom, lack of respect for other human beings, and a desire for stuff.

Philadelphia. I still love my home city. I want them to fix themselves. I actually think it's possible. But of course, I left, like almost everyone else who might have been able to do just that.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2011 11:09 AM (SB0V2)

192 I'm worried that Obama will win the 2012 election and I am worried that he will lose. If he loses, it's going to be like the Chicago fire in cities all over the country.


Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 11:09 AM (Hx5uv)

193 146, The mook is not smart, but he is cunning. That is his one area of moderate expertise. Not cunning with brilliance either, just the cunning learned in the Chicago machine. A cheap, grasping, pompous Daley politician with an oily sheen of race-hustling spread so fine it smells like an imitation of sophistication but looks like plain racial blackmail if you bother to turn on the lights.

OK, I agree with this. Just remember, a crack dealier is smart, when it comes to dealing crack.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2011 11:09 AM (ZDUD4)

194 Tami, it was either Geno's or
Pat's, and with the number of people they serve daily, there was no way
they could play translator in the fast moving line.
Politicians
and other dweeb liberal's bemoaned the unfairness and and racism, but
the owner stood his ground and kept the sign. Must be the South
Philadelphia Italian influence, or maybe the possibility of
bone-crushers visiting the antagonists.


Posted by: Fish the Impaler at August 09, 2011 11:04 AM (Lt/Za)
I googled it....it was Geno. I recall him being interviewed on Fox at the time....he cracked me up! He was NOT bowing to any PC crap and he said so in no uncertain terms.

Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 11:09 AM (X6akg)

195 Obama is not trying to destroy the country intentionally.
vs
He is trying to change the country into his ideal - a country with a powerful central government with a secular society built upon government service, where certain groups gain elevated importance because of historical bad luck.
However, these are the same thing

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 11:10 AM (BOMhW)

196 There won't be a primary challenge.


YES. Stop hoping she will choose to doff the Presidential Pinafore and slink away to retirement as UN Secretary General in 2013. Miss Dick Soetero is not going anywhere but to the Demotard convention to make another (the same) victory/acceptance speech.

Demotards will never throw the First Non-White Tastefully Pigmented Historical Unicorn under the bus. NEVER. They will sooner lose 2012 than do that. Race hustling is true religion with these people, and it is a suicide-belt religion.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:10 AM (AZGON)

197 Speaking of Jimmy Carter, I read Teddy White's ("The Making of the President") last books, wherein he identified Carter as probably America's Most Intelligent Presidents EVAH.


Remember, Republican, Ignorant... Democrat, SUPER Genius! Two legs bad, four legs good!!

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:10 AM (kUaEF)

198 As always you can follow me here:http://twitter.com/#!/ShiggzKenobi
....but....why would anyone want too???

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (H87Hu)

199 Anyone starting to think that London is our future?

There are several mitigating factors;
1- We have a higher rate of gun ownership.I doubt folks will stand around and be assaulted. Ditto the shop owners.
2- I believe our police departments will be just a little better prepared. In London, the cops were standing around watching.

Posted by: Marcus at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (CHrmZ)

200
..where certain groups gain elevated importance because of historical bad luck.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (FkKjr)
Yeah, the presznit put me in that group.

Posted by: Peggy Joseph, Welfare Mooch at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (Lt/Za)

201 Obama may be intelligent (I personally don't think so) but what can be said for sure is that he is ignorant. He couldn't pass a middle school history, math or geography test because he lacks basic knowledge. Usually that is also a sign of intelligence but not necessarily so.

That he did not know that his home state of Illinois was closer(borders) to Kentucky than Arkansas is shameful as just one example.

Posted by: polynikes at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (ufGlD)

202 Anyway the sicilian lost his mind. I thought I was going to bust a gut. Ayyyyyeyyye O! Use english! O!

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 11:08 AM (BOMhW)
Never, ever cross a Sicilian...even when ordering pizza. Or maybe, ESPECIALLY when ordering pizza.

Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (X6akg)

203 I don't see how Hillary could do that. She's part of the administration. If she was going to do that, she should have exited 6 months ago over 'Egypt' or something.
She needs to exit by, don't quote me here, about15 September to be on some state ballots.
Frankly, I can't see her running. She knows she'll be eating a shit sandwich if she wins. She's as much a narcissist as Barky, but smart enough to hide it better. She won't set herself up in a lose-lose situation. Which is what we have now with this economy.
Her ego couldn't take another battering like the one she got in 2008. So, she'll sit it out and be happy to play the "wise statesman" role.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (sbV1u)

204 196 There won't be a primary challenge.

Probably so, but I don't think it's because of reasons quite to Bambi's liking.

I suspect it's dawning on the Democrats that a horrifying day for them is coming, in November 2012. Who the hell would want to be their standard bearer for THAT debacle?

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:12 AM (kUaEF)

205 44 Barack Obama.Joe Biden.Who's smarter? Bet you can't figure that one out!
First clue:I didn't know IQ's came in negative intergers before this question.

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 11:13 AM (H87Hu)

206 The pump might be ending +134.72 (1.25%)

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at August 09, 2011 11:13 AM (GTbGH)

207 Evidence of the ossiferous bone-like boned-ness which is the UK:

from the BBC, The Met said Monday's was "the worst" disorder in "current memory" after incidents across the capital.


"Disorder?" I thought the English actually understood the English language.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:14 AM (AZGON)

208 Posted by: Vic at August 09, 2011 10:57 AM (M9Ie6)

But the beauty of the plan is that your premiums will go down 3000%. You'll actually make a huge profit by merely going to the doctor for an infected hand-nail.

Posted by: tea party terrorist terrier, esq. at August 09, 2011 11:15 AM (TN7KL)

209 "Affirmative action" might be very popular on college and university campuses, but it's a disaster out in the real world.

The only people who possibly could be "surprised" by Obama's staggering ineptitude are those who are so naive and ignorant (or race obsessed) to have voted for the man in the first instance.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at August 09, 2011 11:15 AM (iRlbA)

210
Posted by: polynikes at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (ufGlD)
57 states, yo!

Posted by: President Geography at August 09, 2011 11:15 AM (N2yhW)

211 Obama is not trying to destroy the country intentionally. He is
trying to change the country into his ideal - a country with a powerful
central government with a secular society built upon government service,
where certain groups gain elevated importance because of historical bad
luck.
James Taranto over at Best of the Web had some pretty good snark yesterday. He quoted some commentator who opined that the basic difference between progressives and conservatives is incompatible definitions of liberty. Conservatives believe in "negative liberty;" i.e., that government should stay out of people's lives while progressives progressives believe in "positive liberty;" i.e., that government should allow people to achieve their potential by guaranteeing minimum education, income, etc. Taranto then snarked, "To sum it up a bit more pithily, whereas conservatives want freedom from coercion, liberals want freedom through coercion."

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 11:16 AM (Hx5uv)

212 How come all these systems we create that punish success and reward failure never succeed?

Posted by: post college marxist at August 09, 2011 11:16 AM (v8Pb8)

213 212
How come all these systems we create that punish success and reward failure never succeed?

Because they haven't been tried by the right people or on a large enough scale!

Posted by: typical lefty moonbat at August 09, 2011 11:19 AM (VZ10+)

214 The only people who possibly could be "surprised" by Obama's staggering ineptitude are those who are so naive and ignorant (or race obsessed) to have voted for the man in the first instance.
Hmmm. Add that to the definition of Democrat in the dictionary.

Posted by: HH at August 09, 2011 11:20 AM (6oDXl)

215 However, these are the same thing

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 11:10 AM (BOMhW)
True, but the second "sells" where the first does not.Think about the mushy-moderates you know. They want to like Obama. They have some amount of guilt both over the fact they think he's a failure and that they voted for him. When you tell them "He's trying to destroy the country" they reflexively reject it: it hits too close to home, as it were.However, when you tell them, "He wants to radically alter our society to match his ideal. The problem is that his ideal is too liberal and coincides much more closely with Marx and Stalin than it does with Jefferson and Madison," they can agree to that, and they can then absolve themselves of some of their guilt- because it has now been explained to them why he shouldn't be supported.I wonder if Rush and Hannity and others had taken that tack, instead of just calling him (accurate though they were) a socialist/marxist who wanted to destroy American culture- if McCain might have won in spite of himself.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 11:20 AM (8y9MW)

216 I suspect it's dawning on the Democrats that a horrifying day for them
is coming, in November 2012. Who the hell would want to be their
standard bearer for THAT debacle?

Just what I've been thinking. Why fight Barky to be captain of the Titanic?


Posted by: Retread at August 09, 2011 11:20 AM (BO5ap)

217 London Mayor Boris Johnson says he's had more than enough of justifications for the rioters' behavior.

"wanton destruction"

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 11:20 AM (o2lIv)

218 Discussing the type of president required to lead the country in times of crisis, Ratigan remarked, "Wouldn't anybody who wrote a memoir before the age of 50 be rather screwed up anyway?"

=-=-=-=-=

Hey, asswipe, shows what *you* know. He wrote *two* memoirs before age 50!

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 11:21 AM (l5dj7)

219 How come all these systems we create that punish success and reward failure never succeed?

This time we'll use computers.

Posted by: your betters at August 09, 2011 11:22 AM (GTbGH)

220 Obama Is Not Smart


Join us tomorrow for Part II of rebrewer's exciting new monograph, Sun Rises in The East.

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:22 AM (kUaEF)

221 Landslidable.

King Putt will only win 7 states out of the 57.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 09, 2011 11:23 AM (VhYRy)

222 Iwonder if Rush and Hannity and others had taken that tack, instead of just calling him (accurate though they were) a socialist/marxist who wanted to destroy American culture- if McCain might have won in spite of himself.
I think you have a valid point there.
And no, I am not an eBook spammer.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:23 AM (sbV1u)

223 One of the rioters (a 28 year old white guy, by the way) said they're "redistributing the wealth". Now where have I heard that before?

Posted by: Ian S. at August 09, 2011 11:23 AM (tqwMN)

224 I had been siding toward Amish Dude's take. I seriously doubt that there will be a serious primary challenger, at least on Obama's right. They may let one or more of the wack jobs on the left run, if only to enable Obama to look more centrist by comparison. The MFM have spun gold from less straw before. Then again, if Obama continues to sink, the left is either sulking or running primaries against him (and if they get on any ballots as third party), then the question becomes, will anyone want to invest money in this and inherit Obama's mess? It may be considered better to let him fall and take the blame with him. All they have to do is a less hostile version of how they worked with Bush.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 11:23 AM (6rX0K)

225 If this happens, though, the presidential nominee will only be there to keep a downballot massacre from happening. Even in that case, the black voters will have to be convinced that Obama is doing this voluntarily.

Yes, I was thinking just now about how the black vote would play out. If they thought their Saint had been thrown over for a white woman, or even a white guy, the black vote stays home. Downballot races, especially in inner cities, would get huge collateral damage.

What I'm wondering is if, outside the inner cities, if they won't have the same situation if he IS the nominee.

Posted by: nickless at August 09, 2011 11:24 AM (MMC8r)

226 He is an abcess on the anus of America. A pustule of pride in need of lancing. Like any boil attached to a sensitive organ removing it will cause pain. Keep in mind that the anus is a very important organ and is designed to expell excrement. We need to remove Sparky to save our ass.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at August 09, 2011 11:24 AM (0M3AQ)

227 I'm in the chorus of he's neither smart nor wise. Any damn fool can steer the ship in perfect weather. President Downgrade's lack of preparedness and ability for the job he now holds is hurting the nation.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 09, 2011 11:24 AM (4q5tP)

228
We are WAY overdue for another "Rick Perry Ready To Announce" post.


Posted by: Soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:24 AM (G/zuv)

229 Just what I've been thinking. Why fight Barky to be captain of the Titanic?


You can count on this much... If somehow against all odds Dick decides not to run or is given the boot through machinations in a smoke-filled room at the Demotard Convention, it will be a white flag. It will be the biggest signal ever sent declaring "We expect to lose in 2012." You have to go back fifty years to LBJ to find an elected Preznit who didn't run again. That decision did not prove fruitful for the incumbent party.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:25 AM (AZGON)

230 219 How come all these systems we create that punish success and reward failure never succeed?


Unemployment above 9 percent... CHECK.

Economy stagnant... CHECK.

Gas at $4 a gallon... CHECK.

Space Program destroyed... CHECK.

Iranian nuclear missiles planed for Venezuela... CHECK.

What are you guys talking about?? Looks like All Systems Go!

Posted by: Barry Obama at August 09, 2011 11:25 AM (kUaEF)

231
Some say...

Perry will announce this Saturday in NH.

So let the fantasy talk and circle-jerk commence!

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:25 AM (G/zuv)

232 Demotards will never throw the First Non-White
Tastefully Pigmented Historical Unicorn under the bus. NEVER. They
will sooner lose 2012 than do that. Race hustling is true religion with
these people, and it is a suicide-belt religion.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:10 AM (AZGON)
More than that, if Obama gets thrown under the bus, blacks and others who vote Democrat only because of the racial warm fuzzies it gives them will be dispirited and the ground will be littered with downballot destruction.But what if Obama doesn't want to run again. If so, then I will believe he's smart. He's sucking up all the Dem money to himself and then he goes to some power brokers and says, "OK, you want me in? Fine. Whaddaya got, 'cause I got $1b of your money."

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 11:25 AM (73tyQ)

233 He's as smart as "they" have programmed him to be.

Posted by: Chellita at August 09, 2011 11:25 AM (MT+0i)

234 @217 - Sorry, but Boris is neither the kind of guy to order line-abreast at the double with fixed bayonets nor, I suspect, does he have the authority.

If you had half a dozen rioters suddenly develop large, fatal pipe-shaped creases in their skulls I bet the whole thing would evaporate in a hurry.


Posted by: JEM at August 09, 2011 11:26 AM (o+SC1)

235 King Putt will only win 7 states out of the 57.
Eight.
You can always count on Massachusetts to vote forinsanity.
Right, Barney?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:26 AM (sbV1u)

236 Join us tomorrow for Part II of rebrewer's exciting new monograph, Sun Rises in The East.

Followed by the gripping mystery, A Puddle Dries In The Sun.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:27 AM (AZGON)

237 This time we'll use computers.

Agreed - more computers made the Star Wars prequels the epic and memorable yarns that they are today!

Greenscreen! Greenscreen!

Posted by: George Lucas at August 09, 2011 11:27 AM (9hSKh)

238 Here is the problem with "smartest guy in the room" types - people say that about people who may or may not be the smartest guy in the room, but always make sure that you *know* that they are the smartest guy in the room.

And that isn't really that smart.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 11:29 AM (l5dj7)

239 When does the Fed OMC report?

Did someone mention OMC? How bizarre.

Posted by: Waterhouse at August 09, 2011 11:29 AM (pdCUF)

240

I go back to a Thomas Sowell quote, paraphrased.

"I wouldn't want a heart surgeon to perform surgery on me who got his way through medical school by affirmative action."

At least Barry is now showing to a lot of people, not the blind liberals, just how pathetic affirmative action is.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz at August 09, 2011 11:29 AM (tcSZb)

241 if Obama gets thrown under the bus, blacks and others who vote Democrat only because of the racial warm fuzzies it gives them will be dispirited and the ground will be littered with downballot destruction.

The Demotards won't even win Clownifornia if they give Miss Dick the boot. Without a healthy black turnout, they are finished.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:29 AM (AZGON)

242 a 28 year old white guy, by the way) said they're "redistributing the wealth". Now where have I heard that before?

Posted by: Ian S. at August 09, 2011 11:23 AM (tqwMN)
well, by the way, I've watched hours of BBC and Daily Telegraph video and 90+ % of the 'rioters ( mostly looters ) are what the Brits call 'Afro-Caribbean'yes, the Usual Suspects on the left have joined in--because that's what they do--but this is a Black Thing, however else you want to discuss it

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at August 09, 2011 11:30 AM (UqKQV)

243 Keep in mind that the anus is a very important organ and is designed to expell excrement.

What kind of shitty Christian College did you go to? It's primary use is to establish dominance in a homosexual relationship.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2011 11:30 AM (ZDUD4)

244 BERNICE WESTERSavannah


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 10:58 AM (UOM4May Bernice be hit by a bus.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp tea party terrorist at August 09, 2011 11:30 AM (qjUnn)

245 Demotards will never throw the First Non-White Tastefully Pigmented Historical Unicorn under the bus.

There's been a meme for sometime now from the progressives to the effect that we've let Obama down, we're just not good enough for him, he's too smart for us etc. etc. etc. Now is the time to reach across the aisle and find common ground. They don't think that we deserve Obama and neither to we.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 11:30 AM (Hx5uv)

246 I'm amazed we haven't had flash mobs here.

There was a disgusting incident on Sunday, when a 101 year-old man exited his church van, and as he approached his front door, was knocked to the ground and robbed of his wallet by a local thuglet.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 11:31 AM (UOM48)

247 231

Some say...

Perry will announce this Saturday in NH.

So let the fantasy talk and circle-jerk commence!


Posted by: Soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:25 AM (G/zuv)
Drudge has a link to Politico.. he will announce his intention on Saturday in SC.Then he goes to NH and then to Iowa. He is in!!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp tea party terrorist at August 09, 2011 11:32 AM (qjUnn)

248 Stuttering clusterfuck?

Racist?!



Good morning, morons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Y-not hasn't read the comments yet at August 09, 2011 11:32 AM (5H6zj)

249 When does the Fed OMC report?

Today it will be called the 'OMG!'

Posted by: nickless at August 09, 2011 11:33 AM (MMC8r)

250 Good freakin lord, Obama announced more government mileage standards for trucks today. He couldn't wait a fucking day to pile on more regulations?

Posted by: kansas at August 09, 2011 11:34 AM (mka2b)

251 I guess last summer was Summer of Recovery. It looks as if this summer is the Summer of IHate Whitey. Social justice is just another name for lynching. I wonder if this is ever pointed out at the Ivy League Law Schools? Can't everybody demand social justice? Is not its court room the battlefield? Social justice indeed. Its all about Fairness according to Barackolypse.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at August 09, 2011 11:34 AM (0M3AQ)

252 250, I see the value increasing on used Trucks.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2011 11:35 AM (ZDUD4)

253 @Mr Obvious,
Point taken, I should have left that out.

Side question - Are you sure your a conservative male? I ask because that was bitchy like what a teenage girl would say.

Posted by: Shiggz at August 09, 2011 11:35 AM (v8Pb8)

254

Even that simpering douche Milbank is calling Barry a dum dum. Of course, what if Bush.

He seemed detached even from those words Monday as he pivoted his head
from side to side, proclaiming that “our problems is not confidence in
our credit” and turning his bipartisan fiscal commission into a
“biparticle.”

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz at August 09, 2011 11:35 AM (tcSZb)

255 Just what I've been thinking. Why fight Barky to be captain of the Titanic? You can count on this much... If somehow against all odds Dick decides not to run or is given the boot through machinations in a smoke-filled room at the Demotard Convention, it will be a white flag. It will be the biggest signal ever sent declaring "We expect to lose in 2012." You have to go back fifty years to LBJ to find an elected Preznit who didn't run again. That decision did not prove fruitful for the incumbent party.
Posted by: George Orwell

But again, they may already be counting on this. Think about how many have decided to retire. The debt charade is failing. They hitched their wagons to an untalented hack who is now embarrassing them. The redistricting in the House is going to trend away from them. The ones in safe districts are staying, but most of the ones in competitive districts have bailed. If Obama is on the ballot, you can get decent turnout in the blue states, so pissholes like California, Delaware and New York will be safe(er). But his presence willcause independants to vote against him and causesplit ticket voting at best.
Finally, I think that the results of the Wisconsin recall elections will be telling. If Dem operatives and union thugs couldn't throw one state supreme court race,or oust some state senators, in Wisconsin of all places, then they are probably already counting on this being an out cycle. If they can;t sell this crap there, then they ave no hope of retaining all of the ground they won in 2008.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 11:35 AM (326rv)

256 More opportunities for bipartisanship. From Corner at NRO:

"Politco reports on the Obama reelection team’s plan to
destroy the reputation of Mitt Romney. Comments one Democratic insider, 'Unless
things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney.'”

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 11:36 AM (Hx5uv)

257 Good Lord!....did you all see the pics at the Daily Mail site of the rioting?! http://tinyurl.com/44z6b2w

I gotta get me a handgun....

Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 11:37 AM (X6akg)

258 You can't expect Obama to understand anything about baseball. He is a White Sox fan.

Cominskey Park

Posted by: beedubya at August 09, 2011 11:37 AM (AnTyA)

259 Yes, I was thinking just now about how the black vote would play out.
If they thought their Saint had been thrown over for a white woman, or
even a white guy, the black vote stays home. Downballot races,
especially in inner cities, would get huge collateral damage. What I'm wondering is if, outside the inner cities, if they won't have the same situation if he IS the nominee.

They're in a big pickle either way, IMHO.

2012 is going to seriously affect that unstable coalition of the black vote, the non-Cuban Hispanic vote, the feminist vote, the gay vote, and the liberal vote.

Favoring one particular group within that coalition, such as keeping Obama around to keep the black vote happy, will be done at the expense of the other groups for various reasons.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 11:37 AM (VZ10+)

260 He must be smart. Come on. He doesn't have one of those homey accents.

Actually, he sort of does, doesn't he, when he wants to?

And that other one he can turn on, you know, the Gs being dropped, the overuse of the word "folks," and all that. He does that one too.

His brilliance is on display whenever he talks, and that sure is a lot.

Posted by: I'm in a New York state of mind at August 09, 2011 11:37 AM (4sQwu)

261 Dear Lord. Barry, please, please don't make this a photo op.

President Obama will travel to Dover Air Force base later on Tuesday to
honor the 22 Navy SEALs and eight other American troops killed in
Afghanistan on Saturday when an insurgent shot down their helicopter,
according to an administration official familiar with the matter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 11:38 AM (UOM48)

262 I keep saying that politics is about constituencies. We are NOT Obama's constituency. A lot of people are not. He was pretty clear about he wanted to do - change the country fundamentally, so those who were down are up, those who are up are down. It isn't about making it all equal.

All the mushy middle folks think that this makes them okay because if the ends flip, they stay where they are.

But that's not how it will work. All the "middle class" are the winners of life's lottery, and they must be punished.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 11:38 AM (l5dj7)

263 he will announce his intention on Saturday in SC.Then he goes to NH and then to Iowa. He is in!!

"Not only are we going to New Hampshire. We're going to
South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico,
and we're going to California and Texas and New York. And we're going
to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're
going to Washington, D.C., to take back the White House.

Yyyyyyeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!"


Excerpt from, "I have a scream speech" ©Howard Dean

Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 11:39 AM (IhHdM)

264 I'm thinking the path to electoral victory for the GOP candidate this election is the same one Obama took in 2008...run against Bush...with the added advantage of running against Obama, as well.

What I mean is, the majority of America is open to being led, but they need to be led away from what we've seen the last 11 1/2 years.

A GOP candidate who can stand before the American people and, with credibility (sorry Mitt) explain how and why we've spent ourselves into oblivion...with republican's like W adding zeros to the checks...they can offer a clear alternative and distinct option.

America (except for the 35% that would vote for Satan if he ran as a demo) has tried left with Carter, squishy center with W and far left with BO, and they can see with their own eyes those options are only different shades of gray. And none of them work.

What they want, I believe, is a truly different option. One that doesn't look, sound, and smell like the last 20 years of Washington BS. Sorry, establishment R's, you're part of the problem.

The candidate who can do that will, IMO, be our next president. In a decisive fashion.

Posted by: The Hammer at August 09, 2011 11:39 AM (Kv0dn)

265 Hey, morons... we know what's coming, right? If Perry announces, will we be amazed at the staggering volume of stories Objectively Reporting how Perry is

•incredibly stupid
•academically poor
•bigoted
•closet homosexual
•psychologically unstable
•responsible for dreadful state finances and high unemployment in Texas
•that Texas actually has dreadful state finances and high unemployment despite the fact that it isn't true

We already know the headlines. You can already hear the soporific tones and chin-tugging voices of concern on NPR.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:39 AM (AZGON)

266 261
Dear Lord. Barry, please, please don't make this a photo op.

He will. And it should be brought up in October 2012 when Hollywood attempts to release its film on the OBL raid to make Captain Kickass look good before the election.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 11:39 AM (VZ10+)

267 There is only one way the JEF doesn't run again (and it's the favorite conspiracy of the Hillbuzz) and that is through a double-fake illness. That is to say, he will claim an illness but he'll couch it so people can read it as a fake excuse but it will be a real illness, just not the one he says.

1) it gives him an out
2) it allows the base to rage against the other for "forcing" him to come up with a lame excuse
3) he gets to play the sympathy card to the hilt.

You know, vote for my replacement to continue the hope and change I wasn't able to give you because of my "illness."

Posted by: Jimmuy at August 09, 2011 11:40 AM (QY0N1)

268 @256 - And, of course, the press will play right along.


Posted by: JEM at August 09, 2011 11:40 AM (o+SC1)

269 any turrout news in WI recall elections? I'm wondering if those union members who have forgotten to pay their dues, now that they aren't deducted from their checks, are going to post at the polls.

Posted by: Jean at August 09, 2011 11:40 AM (WkuV6)

270 The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant but they know so much that isn't so.

Ronald Reagan - A time for choosing

http://tinyurl.com/2vbf5o

No matter how things change they stay the same

Posted by: JackStraw at August 09, 2011 11:40 AM (TMB3S)

271 Dear Lord. Barry, please, please don't make this a photo op.Oh, you can bet he will. What else does he have? With him it's all politics, all the time.
Unlike Bush who frequently made sure he had zero press in tow when he went to Walter Reed.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:40 AM (sbV1u)

272 Speaking of riots and stuff, isn't itusually this time of the year that the French Farmers go on strike? You know, blocking all the streets and main roads with tractors.
Which, if memory serves me (and it might not so much these days), seems to dove-tail into those quaint "Car Burning Festivals" that occur annually in that same country.

Posted by: HH at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (6oDXl)

273 In the game show Yobama Jeopardy, I'll go with "clueless twit" for $1,000.00
Or in real life--Obama Clueless Twit $15 trillion.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (3ESDJ)

274 Demotards will never throw the First Non-White Tastefully Pigmented Historical Unicorn under the bus.

If you asked a Dem today why in Hell they elected a guy who cranked out not one but two memoirs, you'd be told that you were a liar. If you asked one why they did a bait and switch in the New jersey Senate race (Lautenberg for Torricelli) they 'd say that you were mad.
If it suits their needs, they will do it. We're talking about the Dems.With cratering employment rates, the black vote is likely to be depressed anyway. As for alienating them, the Dems are right to figure that they have no place else to go.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (326rv)

275

If there was a quintuple-A rating, I'd give the US that.




Posted by: Warren Buffett at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (G/zuv)

276 Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 11:35 AM

Fair enough, but I remain unconvinced. Just my opinion. No black turnout without Dick. Without good black turnout, the Demotards are doomed with the doomy goodness of electoral doomslides.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (AZGON)

277 @256 walrusrex

I still hope we can get Perry or Pawlenty... anyone who can handle that media, that sounds like a grownup, and that doesn't have Mitts easy targets.

Posted by: Shiggz at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (v8Pb8)

278 Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:39 AM (AZGON)

Plus he probably shook hands with someone who handles snakes.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (l5dj7)

279 267 - my guess, a difficult pregnancy for Michelle -- that way it is too personal for the press to ask any questions (as if ), and no cracks in his mirror.

Posted by: Jean at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (WkuV6)

280 i have a question....do i owe ace some money or is this merely a coincedence?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (IpiZb)

281 257, Thanks Tami, those were frightening. That Glenn Beck was talking about this over a year ago. He looks smarter everyday.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (ZDUD4)

282

If there was a need for a King Warren of the World, I'd be for that, too.


p.s. I love taxes. Tax me more.

Posted by: Warren Buffett at August 09, 2011 11:42 AM (G/zuv)

283

Well, don't tax me.


I mean tax other rich people.

Posted by: Warren Buffett at August 09, 2011 11:42 AM (G/zuv)

284 He will. And it should be brought up in October 2012 when Hollywood attempts to release its film on the OBL raid to make Captain Kickass look good before the election.
And its stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Before the demise of OBL, Barky’s numbers were in the toilet. Why, not because of OBL, but because of high unemployment, high debt and a crappy economy. Killing OBL was nothing more than a very short term distraction from the other problems. And contrary to what Hollywood thinks, this is not going to move Barky’s numbers. Because distractions don’t give you a paycheck

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 09, 2011 11:42 AM (OWjjx)

285 Oh, you can bet he will. What else does he have? With him it's all politics, all the time.
Unlike Bush who frequently made sure he had zero press in tow when he went to Walter Reed.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:40 AM (sbV1u)
Remember his trip to Germany (I can't remember if it was before the election or after) and he wanted to go to one of the US military hospitals there but canceled because they wouldn't let him come in with press?

Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 11:43 AM (X6akg)

286 I hope the USSS keeps Obama away from the SEAL families.

Posted by: Jean at August 09, 2011 11:43 AM (WkuV6)

287 Perry is also a bible thumper
Anti-Women
Anti-Science
Corrupt
Uncultured
Rabid coyote killer

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 11:43 AM (5H6zj)

288 I always ask the liberals that I argue with who all think Obama is so smart to give me any proof of that. One smart policy, one smart orignal idea, anything! being a narcissistic bully with no qualms about telling outright falsehoods does not make one smart. seriously if this guy took an IQ test he'd be down in Matt Damon territory.

Posted by: exceller at August 09, 2011 11:44 AM (jx2Td)

289 Obama is the front man for a shadow government hell-bent on creating the United Socialist States of America...He is who we thought he was...
I have come to this conclusion also.

Posted by: trainer at August 09, 2011 11:44 AM (Rojyk)

290 Soon

Posted by: Rick Perry at August 09, 2011 11:44 AM (kaOJx)

291 Another thing - he's going to need some new Hope and Change. He can't run on what he has done, expect something newly "aspirational" that at the same time papers over weaknesses. I think Biden's cracked head is going have him retire, and GEN Colin Powell will be the new VP candiate.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 11:44 AM (l5dj7)

292 Jean, left on a note on the other thread. Can you drop me a note at my link? I'd like to follow-up.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:44 AM (sbV1u)

293 Perry is also a bible thumper
Anti-Women
Anti-Science
Corrupt
Uncultured
Rabid coyote killer

The NYT will cover those angles. With the help of David Brooks.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (AZGON)

294 @280
I doubt you owe money. The pattern is for it to lay low for a while, then resurface with innocuous stuff. That generally results in sucking in those unschooled in its ways.

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (5H6zj)

295 People that would have you believe that this fraud is intelligent are little more than Racial Cargo Cultists.

Where's the proof other than having regularly arrived somewhere on AF1?

Posted by: ontherocks at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (HBqDo)

296 2- I believe our police departments will be just a little better prepared. In London, the cops were standing around watching to make sure nobody defended themselves.
Posted by: Marcus at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (CHrmZ)
FIFY.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (DrWcr)

297
i have a question....do i owe ace some money or is this merely a coincedence?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 11:41 AM (IpiZb)
I think it's scared....but I'll wait for confirmation before I hit the tip jar.

Posted by: Tami at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (X6akg)

298
Posted by: polynikes at August 09, 2011 11:11 AM (ufGlD)


Don't forget, that Perry is responsible for the record drought/heat wave in Texas because he won't compromise with the EPA.

Posted by: dogfish at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (N2yhW)

299 The JEF did separate $20B from BP.

That was a smart shakedown. Better than JJackson any day of the week.

Posted by: sTevo at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (FzVlt)

300

is Obama the Chastity Bono of presidents?

I mean is Obama delusional?

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (G/zuv)

301 @290
I prefer the Mr. Shadow rendition:
Not. long. now...

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 11:45 AM (5H6zj)

302 Remember his trip to Germany (I can't remember if it was before the election or after) and he wanted to go to one of the US military hospitals there but canceled because they wouldn't let him come in with press?
Yup. I remember. They were trying to find a nice way to tell him that the troops weren't a prop. So they blamed it on how disruptive the press is.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:46 AM (sbV1u)

303 Obama got where he is because he's a moderately bright guy who found it easy to flim flam lefties who wanted to believe. The guy isa college diversity officer's wet dream -- black skin,well-spoken, nice pants creases, exotic background, and superficially literate. In academia, every door flies open for a guy withqualifications like these because there are so few of them. He personifies what the affirmative action establishment lives to promote.
The problem? He is functionally incompetent. His path through academia and politics has been trackless. Once he lands in a prestigious position, he is unable to do anything to distinguish himself. His grades suck (or we would have seen them by now), he creates nothing publishable during his tenure on the Harvard Law Review, he votes "present" during in the Illinois senate. His only executive experience was blowing millions of other peoples' dollars making a couple of Chicago elementary schools worse than they already werein the Annenberg Challenge.
So let's give this guy the biggest executive position on Earth. Yeah, that was bound to work out well.

Posted by: al-Cicero, Tea Party Jihadist at August 09, 2011 11:46 AM (2wKsS)

304
294
that is what i was thinking....a girl can hope though.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 11:46 AM (IpiZb)

305 Hey, morons... we know what's coming, right? If Perry announces, will
we be amazed at the staggering volume of stories Objectively Reporting
how Perry is




•incredibly stupid

•academically poor

•bigoted

•closet homosexual

•psychologically unstable

•responsible for dreadful state finances and high unemployment in Texas

•that Texas actually has dreadful state finances and high unemployment despite the fact that it isn't true

*Shoots unarmed defenseless coyotes**


**Not the Messican people smugglers

Posted by: beedubya at August 09, 2011 11:46 AM (AnTyA)

306 Oops, that should have been an add-on to G. Orwell's list.

Posted by: dogfish at August 09, 2011 11:46 AM (N2yhW)

307 234
@217 - Sorry, but Boris is neither the
kind of guy to order line-abreast
at the double with fixed bayonets nor, I suspect, does he have the
authority. If you had half a dozen
rioters suddenly develop
large, fatal pipe-shaped creases in their skulls I bet the whole thing
would evaporate in a hurry.


I do not think he would
and and unsure he has the authority. It was more the idea that he's
rejecting the narrative, because you can't assume that even from your
average Tory (though I figured he
would).



The Met is now discussing using "more aggressive measures". I am not
sure how they will be able to stop this considering they are low on
manpower and do not allow their officers to fight-back. The people might (might) eventually take matters into their own hands, though how I am unsure. All this you know.

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 11:46 AM (o2lIv)

308
"incredibly stupid
academically poor
bigoted
closet homosexual
psychologically unstable
responsible for dreadful state finances and high unemployment..."

Why we've already written the stories. Just waiting to plug the front runner's name in.

MFM'n is easy.

Posted by: Neal Marks - Washington Correspondent at August 09, 2011 11:47 AM (ZgvjV)

309 Perry is already being ridiculed in our paper by our so-called political "cartoonist."

He's being painted as the new Booosh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 11:47 AM (UOM48)

310 Perry is also a bible thumperAnti-WomenAnti-ScienceCorruptUnculturedRabid coyote killer
Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 11:43 AM (5H6zj)
Also:
He breeds ChupacabrasHe doesn't use color-safe bleachHe's on Team Jacob

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 11:47 AM (4df7R)

311
No matter what other say, and no matter what's between her legs and in her body, Chastity Bono is a man...according to the woman Chastity Bono.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:47 AM (G/zuv)

312 Speaking of riots and stuff, isn't itusually this time of the year that the French Farmers go on strike?

Speaking of strikers, did anyone catch footage of the Verizon strikers? You could not find a less sympathetic crowd. They looked half in the bag and totally out of control. Real thugs.

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 11:48 AM (5H6zj)

313 @9

Obama didn't win Missouri in 2008 I'm proud to say.

No. Way. In. Hell. He wins Missouri in 2012.

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 11:48 AM (Xm1aB)

314 I know. Beck has been right the whole time.

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 11:48 AM (BOMhW)

315 Rick Perry made Baby Barack cry. 'nuff said.

Posted by: Stephen Marche at August 09, 2011 11:48 AM (Zs83Q)

316 President Obama will travel to Dover Air Force base later on Tuesday to honor the 22 Navy SEALs and eight other American troops killed in Afghanistan on Saturday when an insurgent shot down their helicopter, according to an administration official familiar with the matter.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 11:38 AM (UOM4


How will the T-Shirts read? Together We Crash and Burn!??

One can only pray there will be NO free T-shirts...

Posted by: Barry Obama at August 09, 2011 11:48 AM (kUaEF)

317 Next thing you'll be telling me that's he's lazy and unfocused on the task at hand. Stupid wingnuts!

Posted by: ObamaGolfJones at August 09, 2011 11:48 AM (Q5RiE)

318 Oh, off Dick sock...

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:49 AM (kUaEF)

319
311 soothsayer

so according to chastity bono God make mistakes?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 11:49 AM (IpiZb)

320 265
Hey, morons... we know what's coming, right? If Perry announces, will
we be amazed at the staggering volume of stories Objectively Reporting
how Perry is



�incredibly stupid

�academically poor

�bigoted

�closet homosexual

�psychologically unstable

�responsible for dreadful state finances and high unemployment in Texas

�that Texas actually has dreadful state finances and high unemployment despite the fact that it isn't true



We already know the headlines. You can already hear the soporific tones and chin-tugging voices of concern on NPR.
We're already hearing trial balloons of all this from the usual suspects, plus news on how he collected a small amount in farm subsidies in the late 80s.

People aren't going to buy it because they're already seeing the incompetence of Captain Kickass on a daily basis.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 11:49 AM (VZ10+)

321 After a few months of the press demonizing him, I think some lefty is going to try to shoot Perry.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (FkKjr)

322 I don't think the SEAL families will be too thrilled to see Barry.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (UOM48)

323 311
No matter what other say, and no matter what's between her legs and in her body, Chastity Bono is a man...according to the woman Chastity Bono.
Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:47 AM (G/zuv)

Hater!

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (kUaEF)

324 Czech you rang?

Posted by: Dick Nixon at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (kaOJx)

325

"No matter what some agency may say, we’ve always been and always will be a AAA country."

That's what Obama said yesterday. This is stuff you'd hear from a high school sophomore in a report for social studies.

Obama, the man of experience, knows better than SP. Petulant, ignorant little bitch Barack Obama knows better than everyone.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (G/zuv)

326 Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 11:35 AM Fair enough, but I remain unconvinced. Just my opinion. No black turnout without Dick. Without good black turnout, the Demotards are doomed with the doomy goodness of electoral doomslides.
Posted by: George Orwell

You misunderstand me. I suspect that they are realizing that they have largely lost the independants that they managed to fool, and are now looking at a depressed black vote. Usually, people tend to be more active voters when they are employed. The black community is suffering from Obama's policies. And as for black youth, some of them are engaging in these idiotic mob activites. They are not likely to then turn around and vote. Also remember that King Putt is now pandering to gays. That won't sit well with some elements of the black vote. Will that last one be enough to sway votes? I don't know, but it will dampen enthusiasm. And finally remember that the novelty is gone.
I think that a combination of the above, coupled with the traditional Dem talent for Newspeak, can achieve JEF being 'retired' to some fancy foundation. Don't believe me? Check out Jesse Jackson and Sharpton. Given the right combination of titles, preening and cash, they will sell out gladly.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (326rv)

327 He doesn't use color-safe bleachHe's on Team Jacob
Now, that was funny.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (sbV1u)

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You know. If Carl Rove was behind ‘compassionate conservatism’
then I say good riddance.

Looks like R. Perry offended Rove when he (Perry) told the
truth.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (jx2j9)

329 @324: How so??

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:51 AM (kUaEF)

330 Speaking of riots and stuff, isn't itusually this time of the year that the French Farmers "misunderstood" urban "Asian" "youths" go on strike the rampage?
FIFY.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 11:51 AM (4df7R)

331 --Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?

"Wee we'd up"?

"Profit and earnings ratios"?

"Sippin slurpees"?

"DEFAULT!!"

"the US is one of the largest muslim nations in the world"?

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 09, 2011 11:51 AM (G/MYk)

332

"some agency"

Some. White Man's. Agency.

That's what Obama is saying. You know it. I know it. We all know it.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:51 AM (G/zuv)

333 Good Lord!....did you all see the pics at the Daily Mail site of the rioting?! http://tinyurl.com/44z6b2w

Plastic bullets? Unleash the AH-64s. See how well you riot with 30mm holes in your useless skulls, fucking parasites.

Posted by: Waterhouse at August 09, 2011 11:51 AM (pdCUF)

334 This from the comments section on the Telegraph from across the pond on the London Riots is worthy of a Moron;

It not politically correct to call this looting, I prefer to use the term 'ethnic shopping'

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2011 11:52 AM (Y+DPZ)

335 @321
Speaking of which, this is the first I heard of this incident from last October.

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 11:52 AM (5H6zj)

336 Oh, I see what you meant, Dick Nixon...

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:52 AM (kUaEF)

337 21
he thinks that he is immune from accountability. That is the story of
his whole life. No matter what he does, he is rewarded for it.



The MSM is complicit in this belief.

Posted by: Jack at August 09, 2011 10:06 AM (8IAHO)

We are going to make up for it by being really really tough on the next president

Posted by: teh MFM at August 09, 2011 11:52 AM (pdRb1)

338 If it suits their needs, they will do it. We're talking about the Dems.

True enough. However what Demotards need is to maintain the power of a sitting presidency. They already have their man inside, so why change midstream? There is no precedent for this historically that works out well for the incumbent, certainly not in the last fifty years. What Demotards need is to double down on the lie that Barry is doing fine and just needs four more years to finish the job. Job One is burnishing Miss Dick's reputation, and turd-polishing is right up their alley. Secondarily the Demotards must keep minority turnout high, and merely switching candidates will not address that. They need to gin up the race-baiting and promise more goodies to minorities.

It is getting awfully late in the game for a challenger to get in, especially on the Demotard side. Hell, no one over there even has an exploratory committee. I omit moonbat joke candidates like Dimwit Dennis.

Also, didn't Nader predict a primary challenge or ask for one? A near guarantee that it won't happen.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:52 AM (AZGON)

339 331
--Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?

"Wee we'd up"?"Profit and earnings ratios"?"Sippin slurpees"?"DEFAULT!!""the US is one of the largest muslim nations in the world"?

The Cambridge police acted stupidly?

My grandmother was a typical white person?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 11:53 AM (UOM48)

340 331
--Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to clich�?"Wee we'd up"?"Profit and earnings ratios"?"Sippin slurpees"?"DEFAULT!!""the US is one of the largest muslim nations in the world"?

Get cousin Pookie off the couch

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 11:53 AM (VZ10+)

341

"No matter what some agency may say, we’ve always been and always will be a AAA country."

Not anymore, asshole. You can't deny this, Obama. Reality just hit you in the face and you don't have the option to deny it. You, Obama, got our credit rating downgraded.

It happened.

And You Did It.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:53 AM (G/zuv)

342 Speaking of riots and stuff, isn't it usually this time of the year that the French Farmers "misunderstood" urban "Asian" "youths" go on strike the rampage?

FIFY.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 11:51 AM (4df7R)

Algiers is in Asia?

Hmmm....

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 11:54 AM (kUaEF)

343 obama is not smart, michelle is not beautiful....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 11:54 AM (IpiZb)

344 czech you did good moving here. Hawkins banned Stan finally at RWN but lets the trolls run wild. I may not go back for a while my self.

Posted by: Dick Nixon at August 09, 2011 11:54 AM (kaOJx)

345 Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (326rv)

I see what you mean, now. However, Dick won't be remanded to the UN or some foundation until he loses in 2012. If the Demotards really think they are on thin ice, there is not much they can do. Dumping Barry will only further fracture the party. Their best bet is to use the power of incumbency and pray to Gaia.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:54 AM (AZGON)

346 America will always be at best a C- to me.

Posted by: Michelle Antoinette Obama at August 09, 2011 11:55 AM (2wKsS)

347 The scales have fallen away from many eyes, haven't they?

Will the slide continue, or is this the JEF's low point? I hope not. I want him down below where Dubya went with job approval.

Posted by: I'm in a New York state of mind at August 09, 2011 11:55 AM (4sQwu)

348 Some. White Man's. Agency.That's what Obama is saying. You know it. I know it. We all know it.
Oh, spot on. Spot. On.
OK, raise your hands, how many of you work in places where you've watched bullshit charges of racism surface whenever LaQuanisha gets caught with her hands in the cookie jar? And what always happens next? Much "concern", some tut-tutting, an "investigation" and then finally, nothing to be found even by "investigators" who are willing to turn nothing into something.
Bullshit charges of racism are the last refuge of the incompetent. It's the last thing to happen before the miscreant gets shitcanned.
Here's hoping.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 11:56 AM (sbV1u)

349 >>obama is not smart, michelle is not beautiful....

Michelle may have Betty Davis' eyes but she's got Contessa Brewer's ass.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 09, 2011 11:57 AM (TMB3S)

350 Let me put it another way. I hope Barry does refuse to run, I really do. Because that will be a rock-solid indicator Generic Republican will win in 2012. If Dick bows out, the Demotards lose it all.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 11:57 AM (AZGON)

351 Geez, looking at the pictures of Merry Olde England one is taken aback by the lack of self defense Englishmen have provided for themselves. We got our common law from these twits? Can't wait for the American sequel. Not to disparage our cousins, but we do things bigger, better and more violently than they. Might be time that the English consider natural law once again. Methinks long bows are bit out of place nowadays.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at August 09, 2011 11:58 AM (0M3AQ)

352 Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 09, 2011 11:50 AM (FkKjr)

And since, like several of our elected officials here in Texas, Perry is almost always packing- that will probably be one less liberal nutter on the streets. At least until the wound heals.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 11:58 AM (8y9MW)

353 I've never thought Obama was smart. And I haven't seen anything from him to make me think otherwise.

Posted by: Marmo the Greater at August 09, 2011 11:58 AM (InrkQ)

354 There's a lot of racism in this thread. Oh and terrorism.But mostly racism.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 09, 2011 11:59 AM (pLTLS)

355 Perry is a Bible thumper:

He sounds as if God speaks through him: “When I’m talking to a group and I’m saying something truthful, I
can feel a power that comes out of those statements that is different
than when I’m just being glib or clever.”

“Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge
between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is
powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching
something higher.”

“I think some of the things I talked about earlier are addressed
through, are channeled through my Christian faith and a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.”

“I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper, we are all children of God.”

“I joined that church and committed myself to Christ in that church.”

On the question of Church attendance, he said, “Yep. Every week. 11 o’clock service.”

“I think I have an ongoing conversation with God.”

“There is a plan and it is God’s plan.”

Yeah, Perry's one of 'them'. Except those are all quotes from Precedent Downrated.

Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 11:59 AM (IhHdM)

356

Pay no attention to that credit agency, says Obama.
Pay no attention to the $17T debt, says Obama.
Pay no attention to to GDP and employment data, says Obama.

Everything is getting better.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 11:59 AM (G/zuv)

357 Speaking at a fundraiser Monday night in Washington, President Barack
Obama poked a bit of fun at himself, joking about what a win in next
year’s election will mean for his head:

f you’re willing to sign up and get involved, knowing that we’re in
for a tough fight, I promise you the American people are going to come
through for us and I’m going to have four more years after this next
year and a half, which means that I’m going to be really gray by the
time I’m done.

Don't worry, Barry. The Tea Party is going to do everything in our power to ensure your hair won't turn white.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 11:59 AM (UOM48)

358 The market is anticipating Bernanke's to announce more stimulus, imo.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 09, 2011 11:59 AM (jx2j9)

359 Rage against my allowance!

Continues in the UK. Government rules out the use of water cannons.
---
Wishing I'd run across a flash mob in my neighborhood, with our expanded Castle Doctrine laws.

Posted by: Jimmah at August 09, 2011 12:00 PM (TfRqk)

360 347
The scales have fallen away from many eyes, haven't they?Will the slide continue, or is this the JEF's low point? I hope not. I want him down below where Dubya went with job approval.
It won't get there just short of open revolt within the Dems.

I figure that Obama's lowest approval will be in the high 30s because black people and the far left will be his bedrock support. If he starts losing them, it's going to be a long election cycle for the Dems.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 12:00 PM (VZ10+)

361 Michelle may have Betty Davis' eyes but she's got Contessa Brewer's ass.
That's the kind of ass you beat with a car antenna.
Jus' sayin'

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:00 PM (sbV1u)

362 "The Home
Secretary Theresa May this morning appeared to rule out bringing in the
Army and using water cannon. She told BBC Breakfast: 'The way we police
is by consent. British
policing has always meant and always depended on the support of local
communities and that's what we need now.'"


So they threaten to burn the Birmingham Children's Hospital as a dare, and you're blathering-on about community cooperation.

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 12:00 PM (o2lIv)

363 Anybody know where I can buy fructose powder?

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 12:00 PM (BOMhW)

364 Obama is making the seas recede, cutting the deficit in half by the end
of his first term, closing Gitmo, ending all the wars, and giving us all
FREE healthcare!

So can I. The seas definitely recede after the impact and tsunami, the deficit and Gitmo both disappear as do all the wars, and everyone who wants free healthcare can get it. Of course, there isn't anyone around, so there's that.

Posted by: Giant Meteor at August 09, 2011 12:01 PM (GMG6W)

365 True enough. However what Demotards need is to maintain the power of a sitting presidency. They already have their man inside, so why change midstream? There is no precedent for this historically that works out well for the incumbent, certainly not in the last fifty years.
And yet they've been openly talking about castig Obama the incumbent as an outsider.
What Demotards need is to double down on the lie that Barry is doing fine and just needs four more years to finish the job. Job One is burnishing Miss Dick's reputation, and turd-polishing is right up their alley. Secondarily the Demotards must keep minority turnout high, and merely switching candidates will not address that. They need to gin up the race-baiting and promise more goodies to minorities.
I agree that if they thought that they had a chance of this working, they would. Obama is clinging to it personally. But when Bob "I was on vacation" Schieffer of CBS rips Axelrod and points out that the situation has worsened, then the wheels are coming off.
It is getting awfully late in the game for a challenger to get in, especially on the Demotard side. Hell, no one over there even has an exploratory committee. I omit moonbat joke candidates like Dimwit Dennis.
The later the better. Less money to spend, less time to take shots, and more distance from the current crop. That's why Perry and Palin are playing a waiting game. if the pool is full, and you want to make a splash, you either jump in last or amke a fancy entrance. I still think that if Obama is replaced, it will be someone to his right, who hasn't been tarred with the recent ugliness. I still predict Evan Bayh. Also, didn't Nader predict a primary challenge or ask for one? A near guarantee that it won't happen.
Posted by: George Orwell
He's no different from Ron Paul, except that he makes even less sense. If they can't buy him off, they'll try to keep him off of ballots. That's yet another little anti democratic traick that Dems do on a regular basis for which they're never held to account.
Posted by: George Orwell

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:01 PM (326rv)

366 There's a lot of racism in this thread. Oh and terrorism.But mostly racism.

No Nazis? My friend says he sees Nazis.

Posted by: not the least bit curious at August 09, 2011 12:01 PM (IhHdM)

367 Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 11:59 AM (IhHdM)

Dude, that is priceless.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:01 PM (AZGON)

368 You can't expect Obama to understand anything about baseball. He is a White Sox fan.

Cominskey Park

Even worse, he said 'Cominsky Field'. Clueless.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at August 09, 2011 12:01 PM (2PTT7)

369 362
"The Home
Secretary Theresa May this morning appeared to rule out bringing in the
Army and using water cannon. She told BBC Breakfast: 'The way we police
is by consent. British
policing has always meant and always depended on the support of local
communities and that's what we need now.'"So they threaten to burn the Birmingham Children's Hospital as a dare, and you're blathering-on about community cooperation.

Anyone else foresee the opposition forcing new elections, via a no-confidence vote, after this clusterfuck?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 12:02 PM (VZ10+)

370 Thankfully, Fox News radio is reporting there will be no press at the arrival of the troops' remains at Dover.

I'm sure Barky won't be happy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 12:02 PM (UOM48)

371 Hey, Desert Fox Obama, have you captured Khaddafi's tent yet?

Posted by: t-bird at August 09, 2011 12:02 PM (FcR7P)

372 "The Home Secretary Theresa May this morning appeared to rule out bringing in the Army and using water cannon. She told BBC Breakfast: 'The way we police is by consent. British policing has always meant and always depended on the support of local communities and that's what we need now

And apparantly they are consenting to the rioting and people being robbed and stripped in the street in daylight.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:03 PM (326rv)

373 I know a lot of really, really smart people. They don't advertise their brilliance on a megaphone. I also know a lot of people who think they're brilliant. They tend to shout it at every opportunity.

Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:03 PM (Ws7wI)

374
My comment may have been mentioned above or on another thread, and if so, I apologize for the duplication.

Obama has cancelled the his news conference and the dog and pony show with Carney. I suspect he may have gone to Dover for a public relations exercise. I hope this is not correct because he has no business honoring any war dead because he's not the Commander in Chief except in his own mind.

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at August 09, 2011 12:04 PM (Lt/Za)

375 368 You can't expect Obama to understand anything about baseball. He is a White Sox fan.Cominskey ParkEven worse, he said 'Cominsky Field'. Clueless.
I watched the White Sox last night. How you enjoying your big stick Adam? Nats fan. (Hopefully we will not have to endure another Sparky night out at the ballgame this year).

Posted by: Sub-Tard at August 09, 2011 12:04 PM (0M3AQ)

376
fructose is kinda hard to find now

dextrose is the new thing

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 12:04 PM (G/zuv)

377
uh...atheist themed rock show scheduled at fort bragg? really? why? so the non believing can feel better about themselves? i thought they were already smug in their denial of a higher being....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 12:05 PM (IpiZb)

378 I know a lot of really, really smart people. They don't advertise their brilliance on a megaphone. I also know a lot of people who think they're brilliant. They tend to shout it at every opportunity.
Professionals perform.
Amateurs advertise.
(It's a working theory, it still doesn't explain Terrell Owens.)

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:05 PM (sbV1u)

379

Dude, that is priceless.

Worthwhile cut and pasting and saving for future reference when the inevitable happens.

Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 12:05 PM (IhHdM)

380 London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared, and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls
London calling, now don't look to us
Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain't got no swing
'Cept for the ring of that truncheon thing

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 12:05 PM (l5dj7)

381 We need to have a contest naming Barky's bus tour.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 12:05 PM (UOM48)

382 So they threaten to burn the Birmingham Children's Hospital as a dare, and you're blathering-on about community cooperation.


Those little bastards.

Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:05 PM (Ws7wI)

383 Methinks long bows are bit out of place nowadays.
However, never underestimate the element of surprise...

Posted by: HH at August 09, 2011 12:05 PM (6oDXl)

384 381
We need to have a contest naming Barky's bus tour.
The "We Broke It You Bought It" Tour 2011

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 12:06 PM (VZ10+)

385 Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:01 PM (326rv)

Can't substantially disagree, however all the talk of challenges is merely talk so far. I suspect it is designed to make various observers think the Demotards are paying attention to the long game, and to get Dick off his skinny ass and back to Hope'n'Change campaign mode.

Two things: Where is the exploratory committee, and where is the historical precedent? Again, if Barry steps down, Dems lose, and they know it.

I doubt many minorities would be pleased with a pasty-white Evan Bayh pushing President Affirmative Action out the back door.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:06 PM (AZGON)

386
I've never thought Obama was smart.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 10:31 AM (73tyQ)

Right. This is one of many reasons that I don't think that BHO Sr. is his biological father. Those who were a part of the program which brought Kenyan students to America (the Mboya Airlift) were picked for that program because of demonstrable intelligence and academic achievement. BHO, Sr.'s intellect is evident even when he wrote his apologia for a confiscatory state. His alleged progeny, however, couldn't begin to make an articulate case for leftism. He merely repeats what he is ordered to say.

Posted by: baldilocks at August 09, 2011 12:06 PM (T2/zQ)

387 Anyone else foresee the opposition forcing new elections, via a no-confidence vote, after this clusterfuck?
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 12:02 PM (VZ10+)
Which means they'd end up re-electing - SURPRISE! - the dumbass Labour party, who set them up for this mess.
What the world needs is a really big Hercules bearing three or four navigable rivers.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (4df7R)

388 apparantly they are consenting to the rioting and people being robbed and stripped in the street in daylight.

The English have decided to return to Norman oppression.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (AZGON)

389
373 lauren

an inlaw...claims to be a member of mensa.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (IpiZb)

390 I don't think Obama will be primaried. The thing about the left is they are tied to their idiology 110%. All of the JEF's problems and hardships are caused by other people. The left just cannot in any way, shape , or form consider that their ideas are faulty. To them, we are the problem.
They will stand by Brak as the U.S.burns around them.

Posted by: Bosk at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (n2K+4)

391 I see the National Socialists are taking another run at burning down England.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 09, 2011 12:08 PM (tf9Ne)

392 uh...atheist themed rock show scheduled at fort bragg? really?
why? so the non believing can feel better about themselves? i thought
they were already smug in their denial of a higher being....
These kinds of "evangelical" atheists are as deplorable and bothersome as the people on the street-corners screaming at passer-by that they are going to Hell while trying to get them to read Chick Tracks to secure their salvation.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at August 09, 2011 12:08 PM (9hSKh)

393 Heh. Rush: "Debt man walking."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 12:09 PM (UOM48)

394 The English have decided to return to Norman oppression.
Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (AZGON)

You don't frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called "Arthur King," you and all your silly English K-nig-hts.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 12:09 PM (l5dj7)

395 They will stand by Brak as the U.S.burns around them.

I don't think they'll take it well when the country reject's Brak's Poo-Poo-Poo Platter.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 12:09 PM (VZ10+)

396 BHO, Sr.'s intellect is evident even when he wrote his apologia for a confiscatory state. His alleged progeny, however, couldn't begin to make an articulate case for leftism.
Yeah, but his mother's intellectual bonafides, PhD notwithstanding, are not as evident.
All we could conclude here is, he's his mother's son.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:10 PM (sbV1u)

397 Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (IpiZb)

Sadly, I've learned that "Mensa" is just a club for role-playing game nerds. Like really nerds. The ones that go to their Saturday night game (table top RPGs, mind you- DD and such) dressed in character. And then have to make sound-effects.

Getting into Mensa is, apparently, laughably easy- what you really need is a modicum of logic (hard to find now days, true) and an invitation to take the test.

That's what really makes it so exclusive- the test is by invitation only.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 12:12 PM (8y9MW)

398 The English have decided to return to Norman oppression.
Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (AZGON)
At least the Normans came right out and SAID they wanted to take over. The bastards in Britain now keep trying to make it sound like they want to merely FIX things. Oh, shove it, you contemptible asses. You don't want to fix anything. You want to destroy, plain and simple.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:12 PM (4df7R)

399 Every speech he makes causes more of Obama's acolytes to bail on him.
He is not stupid. But his stubbornnessoffsets the value ofhis intelligence, and then some.
Keep on talking, Jugears. Preferably after the market closes.

Posted by: Kortezzi at August 09, 2011 12:12 PM (piR98)

400 Exactly right Brandon. Those 20% hardcore lefties will not take it well and it will manifest itself in a very ugly way the closer to election day we get.

Posted by: Bosk at August 09, 2011 12:13 PM (n2K+4)

401 an inlaw...claims to be a member of mensa.......

Oh lordy. Don't be too impressed. All you need to get into MENSA is a 29 on the ACT. (My husband teaches test prep, I don't just go around looking up MENSA qualifications for fun)

Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:13 PM (Ws7wI)

402 344 czech you did good moving here. Hawkins banned Stan finally at RWN but lets the trolls run wild. I may not go back for a while my self.
Posted by: Dick Nixon at August 09, 2011 11:54 AM (kaOJx)

There's always been something odd about the way Hawkins runs that site of his. The comments sections get as bad as MSNBC, at times. Besides, generally there is more fun over here.

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 12:13 PM (kUaEF)

403 369
362 Anyone else foresee the opposition forcing
new elections, via a no-confidence vote, after this clusterfuck?

Though Miliband and Labour cannot make any convincing arguments as to how they would handle this better. Psychoanalysis is not going to stop the riots.

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 12:13 PM (o2lIv)

404 They will stand by Brak as the U.S.burns around them.
Posted by: Bosk at August 09, 2011 12:07 PM (n2K+4)
JEF, I served with Brak, I knew Brak,Brak was a friend of mine. JEF, you're no Brak.

Posted by: Zorak at August 09, 2011 12:14 PM (c45xH)

405 I watched the White Sox last night. How you enjoying your big stick
Adam? Nats fan. (Hopefully we will not have to endure another Sparky
night out at the ballgame this year).
Oh, I don't follow the Sox closely. I was born on the South Side of Chicago, and am inclined to mock the Cubs by genetics, conditioning, and inclination.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at August 09, 2011 12:15 PM (2PTT7)

406 He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.
- Leonardo DaVinci

Posted by: Vashta.Nerada at August 09, 2011 12:16 PM (UhTsC)

407 JEF, I served with Brak, I knew Brak,Brak was a friend of mine. JEF, you're no Brak.
Posted by: Zorak at August 09, 2011 12:14 PM (c45xH)
It's the Brak Show!Starring me, I'm Brak!It's the Brak showAnd we've got lots of good guests...

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:16 PM (4df7R)

408 Okay... is the main page broken? Is that why there are no new threads?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 12:16 PM (8y9MW)

409
Odd. Today is election day in WI and I haven't received any emails from Kos' campaign goon in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 12:16 PM (G/zuv)

410 Oops, on that list of quotes from Obama above. I forgot -- the last one was from Sarah Palin -- the rest were all Barack Obama when he was Senator.

Posted by: Downrated Upscale at August 09, 2011 12:16 PM (IhHdM)

411 King Putt will only win 7 states out of the 57.
Justice would require that those 7 states be cut off from the financial underwriting they've been getting from all those "flyover red states".
We (the red states) have been indirectly responsible for allowing out tax dollars to be siphoned off to underwrite the left coast, the peoples republic of Massacheutsas, and Blue York City. It's time to teach them where their funding has been comming from....and what it's like to be cut off and be forced to balance their own budget without funding from other states.

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 12:16 PM (H87Hu)

412 uh...atheist themed rock show scheduled at fort bragg? really? why?
so the non believing can feel better about themselves? i thought they
were already smug in their denial of a higher being....
It does inspire me to define Obama, though. He is a double dip of nothing in an empty suit with an affirmative action Nobel Peace Prize.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 09, 2011 12:17 PM (Hx5uv)

413 Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 12:17 PM (l5dj7)

414 I am so smart. S-M-R-T....
*lights the original copy of the U.S. Constitution on fire*

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at August 09, 2011 12:17 PM (c45xH)

415 Psychoanalysis is not going to stop the riots.

Sez you.

Posted by: The European Welfare State at August 09, 2011 12:18 PM (AZGON)

416 Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:01 PM (326rv) Can't substantially disagree, however all the talk of challenges is merely talk so far. I suspect it is designed to make various observers think the Demotards are paying attention to the long game, and to get Dick off his skinny ass and back to Hope'n'Change campaign mode.
I'd agree. I've seen nothing of substance thus far.Two things: Where is the exploratory committee, and where is the historical precedent? Again, if Barry steps down, Dems lose, and they know it.
Again, you're approaching it the wrong way. If the perception is that with JEF they will not get the campaign cash and/or the independant vote, then they lose in that scenario as well. He may even drag down the ticket. The question now is whether there even is a scenario where a Dem could win. If not, they might as well leave him there to take the hit. If there is, then they will do the Torrecelli two-step. And they will do that with a complicit media. As for an alternate, I'll admit that I've seen nothing, and there may be nothing.
I doubt many minorities would be pleased with a pasty-white Evan Bayh pushing President Affirmative Action out the back door.
Posted by: George Orwell
Think about Dem policies. Do you think that they care about 'pleasing' them? Placating them and inflaming yes. And again, in the mind of that voting bloc, they have no where else to go. And that bloc is likely to be depressed anyway.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:18 PM (326rv)

417

Dylan Ratigan joined Andrea Mitchell Monday on the list of MSNBC
anchors who appear to be losing faith in President Barack Obama's
leadership.

Discussing the type of president required to lead the country in times
of crisis, Ratigan remarked, "Wouldn't anybody who wrote a memoir before
the age of 50 be rather screwed up anyway?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 10:04 AM (UOM4

Ratigan seems unaware that Barky wrote two autobiographies before the age of 50. So that makes him twice as screwed up as even Ratigan thinks.

Posted by: JFK's adrenal gland at August 09, 2011 12:19 PM (Xv7f/)

418 408 Okay... is the main page broken? Is that why there are no new threads?
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 09, 2011 12:16 PM (8y9MW)
The main page lost its shirt yesterday in the stock market plunge. It's currently drunk as a skunk, slumped in a urine-soaked Skid Row doorway.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:19 PM (4df7R)

419 Obama is the end result of educational system that places self esteem above wisdom and knowledge.

The USA is a triple A nation but we have politicians who are rated triple D.

Fight on hobbits against the Gollums and forces of Mordor led by Barney Frank and Sgt Schutz.

Posted by: Molon Labe at August 09, 2011 12:19 PM (g5MrG)

420 25 It took the WSJ three years, one major Depression, and a Downgrade to figure out that maybe, just maybe, Obama is Not Smart??

Genius!
Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 10:09 AM (kUaEF)

It took three years for Bret Stephens to build a case that Peggy Noonan was completely and utterly bamboozled by Obama when she said in 2008 how smart he was. Stephens' column today makes Peggy look like a damn fool.

Posted by: stuiec at August 09, 2011 12:20 PM (ZyH51)

421 It's currently drunk as a skunk, slumped in a urine-soaked Skid Row doorway.

=-=-=-

It's a special day - we call it "Tuesday."

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2011 12:20 PM (l5dj7)

422 Re Obama's approval rating relative to Bush W's... If I understand Gallup's graph, Barry's is much lower now than George's was at the equivalent point in his term. Looks like George never fell below 50% in 2003.

I would assume that no first-term president ever gets quite as low as a second-termer. There are always people who "approve" simply because they want their party to retain the White House and they know there will be no challenger. So they have to "approve" of the incumbent if they are party loyalists.

I should check Carter's.

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 12:21 PM (5H6zj)

423 --sniff, sniff--

Hey, who--?

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at August 09, 2011 12:21 PM (MMC8r)

424 They made a movie about obama and biden.

Posted by: Dumb and Dumber at August 09, 2011 12:21 PM (4nfy2)

425
... we get Triple-A bromides about America
remaining a "Triple-A country."

And Britain and Greece think they're Triple-A countries as well.

(that's a shot at his snark at American exceptionalism from a couple of years back)


Posted by: Comrade Arthur at August 09, 2011 12:21 PM (AEA92)

426 It's time to teach them where their funding has been comming from....and what it's like to be cut off and be forced to balance their own budget without funding from other states.
Not to be pedantic, but the data doesn't support that argument. I like to bash blue states as much as the next moron, but fact is it it's red states that are doing better than the blue generally.
Check out this list.
Note that red states are mostly near the top.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:21 PM (sbV1u)

427 "A solid AA+"?

Posted by: BigDaddy1964 at August 09, 2011 12:22 PM (DueYW)

428 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...?

"Ummm"
"Uh"
"Errr"

Posted by: t-bird at August 09, 2011 12:22 PM (FcR7P)

429 Off topic: Ben's sidebar of Bwany Fwank's fwart. That was no chair noise unless he is nekkid below the waist and scooting around on his perch (this image should be forced on the poor youths at Gitmo. I apologize to all the rest of you currently having lunch).
Anyway, I was raised with brothers. Have sons. This was a faaht as they say in Boston. He leaned into it with finesse as he said "jobs" and let 'er rip. I only wish we could have seen Rachel's face at that special moment.
Back on topic: Obummer must be in his rubber room today since they are hiding from the press to protect the markets. How will they pull out of this nosedive into the seventh level of hell? What to do? What to do? Need distraction!
When are these clowns going to Martha's Vineyard?

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at August 09, 2011 12:22 PM (FnRYN)

430 Barky wrote two autobiographies before the age of 50


Did you know that Obama received a huge advance and housing allowance, yet he couldn't be bothered to meet his deadlines for Dreams?

Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:23 PM (Ws7wI)

431 "413
Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking
for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied,
reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn"

We've seen that movie:

"Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be
bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or
remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are
dead."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv46ZI5qrpYfeature=related

Posted by: The Obaminator at August 09, 2011 12:23 PM (Xv7f/)

432 And Britain and Greece think they're Triple-A countries as well. (that's a shot at his snark at American exceptionalism from a couple of years back)
Posted by: Comrade Arthur at August 09, 2011 12:21 PM (AEA92)
Don't forget Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2011 12:24 PM (v+QvA)

433 His alleged progeny, however, couldn't begin to make an articulate case for leftism. He merely repeats what he is ordered to say. Posted by: baldilocks at August 09, 2011 12:06 PM (T2/zQ)
Well, you have to admit that it's very difficult to try to argue for socialism while steadfastly denying that it's socialism.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 12:24 PM (73tyQ)

434 Yeah, but his mother's intellectual bonafides, PhD notwithstanding, are not as evident.
All we could conclude here is, he's his mother's son.
You talking about the white lady in the interracial porn films??? That mother?

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 12:25 PM (H87Hu)

435 OK, Carter was in the 30s at the equivalent point in his term.

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 12:25 PM (5H6zj)

436 These kinds of "evangelical" atheists are as deplorable and bothersome as the people on the street-corners screaming at passer-by that they are going to Hell while trying to get them to read Chick Tracks to secure their salvation.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)

I've never cared for that term. The more appropriate term is antitheist; one who is against religion. I'm Catholic, and have no problem with most atheists. Some intelligent ones post here. But the notion that one would create an affliation based upon something that one doesn't believe is odd.
P.S. What would be the difference between this 'atheist themed' concert and the average music concert? Aren't almost all popular music concerts secular in nature and material?

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:25 PM (6rX0K)

437
428 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...? "Ummm" "Uh" "Errr"
Posted by: t-bird at August 09, 2011 12:22 PM (FcR7P)
"Uh, uh, a breathalyzer...uh, I mean an inhalator...not a breathalyzer...uh, uh, hold on now, I can't hearmyself..."

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2011 12:25 PM (v+QvA)

438 JEF, I served with Brak, I knew Brak,Brak was a friend of mine. JEF, you're no Brak.
Posted by: Zorak at August 09, 2011 12:14 PM (c45xH)

Banana Splits!

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2011 12:25 PM (yuXx5)

439 Discussing the type of president required to lead the country in times of crisis, Ratigan remarked, "Wouldn't anybody who wrote a memoir before the age of 50 be rather screwed up anyway?"
Try this, Dylan: More Tim Tebow. Less Britney Spears.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 12:25 PM (gTGz3)

440 Did you know that Obama received a huge advance and housing allowance, yet he couldn't be bothered to meet his deadlines for Dreams?

Well I was busy grading papers so the deadline got missed.

Posted by: Bill Ayers at August 09, 2011 12:26 PM (tf9Ne)

441 Labour Party leader Ed Miliband:



“We need firm action from the police. There must be no no-go
areas and public order is the immediate priority. The public
safety of our citizens, the ability for them to go about their business
in a lawful way, is an absolute priority for any government and for any
country. There can be no excuses for the violence and the
intimidation of people that we have seen over the last few days.”




He concludes by telling parents to keep track of their children. Now,
what does he mean by "firm action"? It sounds like a scolding. His later response about
needing "the strongest possible police response" is better but he
doesn't define what that means. Though then we have Cameron, who talks
tough but still hasn't delivered. Meanwhile, Nick Clegg took his time
before condemning the rioters.

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 12:27 PM (o2lIv)

442
This from yesterday pissed me off, too:

"But no matter what differences they might have as individuals, they
serve this nation as a team. They meet their responsibilities
together. [...] Our responsibility is to
ensure that their legacy is an America that reflects their courage,
their commitment, and their sense of common purpose."

1. Obama is a piece of shit to use the dead bodies of the sailors to advance his political agenda.

2. We are not a "team." The US is not a collectivist-society.

3. Congress, too, is not a "team." Their duty is to represent their constituents and legislate for the good of the nation within the parameters of the US Constitution.

4. We do not share a common purpose with Obama. Half the citizens reject Obama. But that's what he really wants: for everyone to agree with him.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 12:27 PM (G/zuv)

443 If the perception is that with JEF they will not get the campaign cash and/or the independant vote, then they lose in that scenario as well. He may even drag down the ticket. The question now is whether there even is a scenario where a Dem could win.

AFAIK Dick is getting plenty of cash in fundraising. As far as the independent vote goes, it cannot be considered in exclusion of the black and hispanic vote. While I may be wrong, I thought the usual breakdown of votes in the past showed that if the Demotards didn't get substantial percentages of minority votes, they couldn't win the WH in a dozen elections. If Dick is pushed out minorities will not turn out to vote as readily as in the past.

At any rate, why assume putting in Generic Democrat after a sitting President is dumped by his own party would win any independent votes for Dems? Such a move smells like desperation, and independents have noses if not brains.

Still, no historical precedent. We had better assume Barry is the opponent in 2012, and it will be a much closer race than many expect.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:27 PM (AZGON)

444 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...?

Sure I can. He is the only one in history who ever presented the Medal of Honor to a dead soldier in person and had a conversation with him also

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:27 PM (i6RpT)

445 428
Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...?





"Ummm"


"Uh"


"Errr"



Obama flipping off Hillary and McCain in the middle of a speech qualifies as a memorable phrase.

Posted by: The Articulate one at August 09, 2011 12:27 PM (Xv7f/)

446

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNO58WdUptU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnEhmbKazdw

Posted by: The Articulate one at August 09, 2011 12:27 PM (Xv7f/)

447 He concludes by telling parents to keep track of their children. Now, what does he mean by "firm action"? I

Pedophilia?

He is a politician, after all.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:28 PM (AZGON)

448 Try this, Dylan: More Longbow. Tim Tebow. Less YoungBritney Spears.
subtmitted for approval

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2011 12:29 PM (yuXx5)

449 I don't think they'll take it well when the country reject's Brak's Poo-Poo-Poo Platter.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at August 09, 2011 12:09 PM (VZ10+)
So the extra "Poo" makes all the difference?

Posted by: Space Ghost at August 09, 2011 12:29 PM (WDySP)

450 Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 20 Years for Child Sexual Assault

Another "Smart" guy who decided to defend himself

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:29 PM (i6RpT)

451 Still, no historical precedent. We had better assume Barry is the opponent in 2012, and it will be a much closer race than many expect.
I agree, because an uninformed or underinformedelectorate is a constant problem.
That and people who see "being nice" as the highest good in life.
They're a problem too.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:29 PM (sbV1u)

452 428
Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...?

The shout out before he talked about Ft Hood was uh... memorable.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp tea party terrorist at August 09, 2011 12:29 PM (qjUnn)

453 @450
I doubt he'll last long in prison.

Sick bastard.

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 12:30 PM (5H6zj)

454 Rush just played a interview clip from the BBC of some "youths" that are participating in the mayhem.

"We are showing the rich people that we can do what we want.."

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at August 09, 2011 12:30 PM (9hSKh)

455 454 And they define "rich" as those with businesses.

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (BOMhW)

456 The shout out before he talked about Ft Hood was uh... memorable.
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp tea party terrorist at August 09, 2011 12:29 PM (qjUnn)

To the guy in the wheel chair to stand up?

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (i6RpT)

457 --Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?

"Our problems are imminently solvable." -- just uttered yesterday, I think, by the Indonesian. He must be hanging out with the Wise, Empathetic Latina.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (G/MYk)

458 a interview clip from the BBC of some "youths" that are participating in the mayhem.

"We are showing the rich people that we can do what we want.."

And the British are just fine with that. Mark Steyn's new book could not be more prescient.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (AZGON)

459 454
Rush just played a interview clip from the BBC of some "youths" that are participating in the mayhem."We are showing the rich people that we can do what we want.."

Steny Hoyer is rioting in London?

Posted by: The Articulate one at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (Xv7f/)

460 MSNBC had a little preview of 2012 last night in Wisconsin. Crazy Ed was whipping up the union crowd pushing hope and change.

Obama wants to create his own Tea Party during the month long recess. Teachers are back at work and the union can give them their marching orders.

Posted by: cherry π at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (OhYCU)

461 Comparison of presidential approval ratings

Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (5H6zj)

462 To the guy in the wheel chair to stand up?
Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (i6RpT)
That was Joe Biden.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:32 PM (sbV1u)

463
David Cameron continues to be a dainty little chap.

What an embarrassment that he's called a "conservative."

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 12:32 PM (Xm1aB)

464 "We are showing the rich people that we can do what we want.."

Oh! "Rich people" like those scared kids at the Children's Hospital who are crying because they hear the violence happening out side? That's just what a kid recovering from cancer or a mother with a preemie needs to deal with. What selfish, entitled little bastards. They are coordinating their attacks via freaking blackberry.

Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:33 PM (Ws7wI)

465 --Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?


"corpse-man"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlkK65y_-T4

Posted by: The Articulate one at August 09, 2011 12:33 PM (Xv7f/)

466 On behalf of the ESAofA, I desire it to be known that no other organization in America has been harmed more by the presidency of Barack Obama than ours. We did not solicit or recruit Mr. Obama for membership, his inclusion into our group has been thrust upon us.

Normally it would be advantageous to have a sitting president as a member. It is not so with Mr. Obama. He has repeatedly exceeded our charter and guidelines. He has shown an unabated willingness to outdo and place himself above our membership. For these reasons we are expelling Mr. Obama from our organization. It is our hope that we can regain our good name and reputation with the American public. Thank you.

Posted by: Emmitt T. Rhetteric, President, Empty Suit Assoc. of America at August 09, 2011 12:33 PM (E8oYF)

467 Obama wants to create his own Tea Party during the month long recess. Teachers are back at work and the union can give them their marching orders.

Well, that Coffee Party didn't seem to show much life. Perhaps it was decaf.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:33 PM (AZGON)

468 To the guy in the wheel chair to stand up?

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:31 PM (i6RpT)

That was Joe Biden.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:32 PM (sbV1u)

Oh yeah. I almost forgot about him. Where are they keeping old Joe now a days?

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:34 PM (i6RpT)

469 @450

Eh, Jeffs made the right call judging from some of the comments from the ONT.

Hell, lawyer, Wal-Mart greeter, just the same.

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 12:34 PM (Xm1aB)

470 AFAIK Dick is getting plenty of cash in fundraising.
His fundraising is below the rate of 2008. And this time, he has the advantage of being the incumbent. That's telling.
As far as the independent vote goes, it cannot be considered in exclusion of the black and hispanic vote. While I may be wrong, I thought the usual breakdown of votes in the past showed that if the Demotards didn't get substantial percentages of minority votes, they couldn't win the WH in a dozen elections. If Dick is pushed out minorities will not turn out to vote as readily as in the past.
I take all of these voting blocs as they are, so I look at them individually. Again, you are predicating this based upon if the Dems think that they have a chance. They may already be consigned to the notion of a lost independant vote and a depressed black vote. Hence the blatant hispandering. If you examine CAC's maps, the happier scenarios are based upon at least Obama losing the independant vote.At any rate, why assume putting in Generic Democrat after a sitting President is dumped by his own party would win any independent votes for Dems? Such a move smells like desperation, and independents have noses if not brains.
Yes they do. And in 2008 they smelled hope and change. In 2011, they are announcing that they don't like what they're smelling.In 2012 they may get to smell something different.Still, no historical precedent. We had better assume Barry is the opponent in 2012, and it will be a much closer race than many expect.
Posted by: George Orwell
I agree that most scenarios do have Obama as the nominee, and that margins will be close. We saw that in 2010.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:34 PM (326rv)

471 Daily Mail says that British police are preparing to use plastic bullets against the thugs.

Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:35 PM (Ws7wI)

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I believe that some
people out there are blessed to be honored as heroes. But I also believe that that legacy can be
squandered in various ways. In this case
it is being squandered by the political trappings of power. Damned shame.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 09, 2011 12:35 PM (jx2j9)

473
The Obamanistas rioting in London define "rich people" the same way the Khmer Rouge defined intellectuals -- anyone with glasses.

Posted by: The Articulate one at August 09, 2011 12:35 PM (Xv7f/)

474 I've always found certain phrases in his speeches memorable as do most Americans. Such gems as these:

"I've visited all 57 states."
"I'd like to visit Austria but don't speak Austrian."

"Last night a tornado killed 10,000 in a small town." (He was smoking something again.)
"I don't have all the facts, but the police acted stupidly."
Yes he has demonstrated many times how clever he is and what affirmative action means.

Posted by: Molon Labe at August 09, 2011 12:37 PM (g5MrG)

475 @471

Plastic bullets?

The Chinese are right to question London's ability to host a safe Olympics.

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 12:37 PM (Xm1aB)

476 August 09, 2011 12:32 PM (sbV1u)



Oh yeah. I almost forgot about him. Where are they keeping old Joe now a days?


He's being fitted for his 2012 shock collar.

Posted by: The Articulate one at August 09, 2011 12:37 PM (Xv7f/)

477 464
"We are showing the rich people that we can do what we want.."

Oh!
"Rich people" like those scared kids at the Children's Hospital who are
crying because they hear the violence happening out side? That's just
what a kid recovering from cancer or a mother with a preemie needs to
deal with. What selfish, entitled little bastards. They are
coordinating their attacks via freaking blackberry.
----
Saw the video. They also say its the governments fault.... the conservatives.

Words that would make our presidunce proud.

Posted by: Jimmah at August 09, 2011 12:37 PM (TfRqk)

478 Not to be pedantic, but the data doesn't support that argument. I like to bash blue states as much as the next moron, but fact is it it's red states that are doing better than the blue generally.
Check out this list.
Note that red states are mostly near the top.
So what's your point? The data says the red states are doing better than the blue states simply points out that we've been taxing the red states and putting the money where it does the least good. (Usually to buy electorial votes.)
I look at the same data and know it's time for the red states to get their tax money BACK and be allowed to invest it in their own state where it's more effective. My state typically gets back 60 cents on the dollar that it pays to the fed. My property values would have been MUCH higher had we been investing that in our own state instead of funding the blue state's liberal spending to buy votes.

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 12:38 PM (H87Hu)

479 Daily Mail says that British police are preparing to use plastic bullets against the thugs.
Posted by: Lauren

So the Brits will finally do to their own what they gladly did to Catholics inUlstersince 1970. Huzzah for them.

Posted by: Papist bograt at August 09, 2011 12:38 PM (6rX0K)

480 ...this is what happens when you "give" people stuff.....if you don't earn it...it ain't worth anything..............

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 12:38 PM (IpiZb)

481 If he is not smart, what does that make us?

Posted by: navybrat at August 09, 2011 12:39 PM (MVMNg)

482

You no do it right.

Posted by: Koreatown Shopowners In Watts at August 09, 2011 12:39 PM (Xm1aB)

483 Tory MEP Roger Helmer:

"Memo to COBRA: Time to get tough. Bring in the Army. Shoot looters and
arsonists on sight."

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 12:39 PM (o2lIv)

484 465
--Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?

Does bowing to the Saudis and Chinese count?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 09, 2011 12:39 PM (UOM48)

485 Again, you are predicating this based upon if the Dems think that they have a chance.

Well, they have to think that way. Of course they think so. Politicians always believe they can win, and must fight to win.

Fundraising must be compared between parties. Dick still far outdoes GOP contenders at this point, but it could hardly be otherwise. Much fundraising will take place in the last six months or so before the election. It's still early, but Dick is always ready to hold a fundraiser. Not so ready to actually, you know... govern.

I agree that most scenarios do have Obama as the nominee, and that margins will be close. We saw that in 2010.

Yes, entirely agree. I think many of us morons will be scratching our heads, asking "How can this even be close? With this shithead in the White House?"

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:41 PM (AZGON)

486
how are newspapers still in business?

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 12:41 PM (G/zuv)

487

why does AOL still exist?

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 12:41 PM (G/zuv)

488 I believe that history will bear me out on this; that Obama will go down as the greatest President in history for taking credit.

And if he ever takes responsibility, we might become fortunate to know how he rates in that category.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 09, 2011 12:41 PM (jx2j9)

489 The Obamanistas rioting in London define "rich people" the same way the Khmer Rouge defined intellectuals -- anyone with glasses.

You've heard of a rule of thumb? This is the rule of thug.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:42 PM (AZGON)

490
just lookin around...

both AOL and NYT are at or near their 52wk lows (haha)

AOL's PE: n/a

NYT's PE: n/a

their EPS's: both negative

Posted by: soothsayer at August 09, 2011 12:42 PM (G/zuv)

491 "...if they bring a knife to the fight, We bring a gun!"
-Barack Hussein Obama 6.13.08 Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted by: HusseinItFunkyNow? at August 09, 2011 12:42 PM (yuXx5)

492 Daily Mail says that British police are preparing to use plastic bullets against the thugs.

I hope in the interests of safety they use plastic gunpowder.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:43 PM (AZGON)

493 DJIA +218.50

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 12:44 PM (o2lIv)

494 >>The Chinese are right to question London's ability to host a safe Olympics.

If they're scared of London wait until they get a good look at Rio. Out of control utes? They call that Tuesday in Rio.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 09, 2011 12:44 PM (TMB3S)

495 If he is not smart, what does that make us?
Posted by: navybrat at August 09, 2011 12:39 PM (MVMNg)

US? I didn't vote for the SOB and new from the get go what he was. I'd say that makes me a G-D Damn Genius

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:44 PM (i6RpT)

496 Saw the video. They also say its the governments fault.... the conservatives.

It used to be ironic that Labour party leaders never worked an honest day in their lives.

That's old hat. Now, Labour's constituents are largely layabouts.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 09, 2011 12:44 PM (73tyQ)

497
How about another "Beat Whitey Night" at the Wisconsin State Fair?

Posted by: Eric Holder's People at August 09, 2011 12:44 PM (Xm1aB)

498 --Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?

"Oh'-Ree-Ahn!"

"It's not that I want to punish your success"

"I don't know if you have a phrase in Austrian for it"

"to tell me whose ass to kick"

"What do you think stimulus is?!? Spending IS stimulus!!"

"Republicans need to sit in the corner and shut up"

"If that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's
$30,000, $40-$50,000, immediately the surgeon is reimbursed"

"10,000 people just died in a tornado in Kansas"

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 09, 2011 12:44 PM (G/MYk)

499 They are coordinating their attacks via freaking blackberry.
Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:33 PM (Ws7wI)
Paid for with money from the public dole, no doubt...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2011 12:45 PM (v+QvA)

500 Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 09, 2011 12:35 PM (jx2j9)

I will always respect McCain for his honorable behavior and his bravery during his military service.

Unfortunately I think that he left his honor in Vietnam. He is now more interested in the success of his enemies than the success of his friends.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 12:45 PM (LH6ir)

501 Oh yeah. I almost forgot about him. Where are they keeping old Joe now a days?
Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:34 PM (i6RpT)

Somebody told him that the vice president's job was to clean the atomic clock at the Naval Observatory, so he'll be busy for a while.

Posted by: joncelli at August 09, 2011 12:45 PM (RD7QR)

502 Go Orunj!

Posted by: HusseinItFunkyNow? at August 09, 2011 12:46 PM (yuXx5)

503 463 David Cameron continues to be a dainty little chap. What an embarrassment that he's called a "conservative."
Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 12:32 PM (Xm1aB)
Like our friends to the north would say, the American concept of "conservative" compared to the European/Canadian concept of "conservative" is very different. The latter is much closer to, at best, what we Americans would call "centrist," and those types tend to be considered "fringe." They are a long, long way from another Maggie Thatcher. Which is a shame, because right now they need more Iron Lady and less Cowed Cameron.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:46 PM (4df7R)

504 Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 12:38 PM (H87Hu)
My point is that you made an argument not supported by the facts, I give you the facts, and then you state that those factssupport your argument.
So, I guess we're done here.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:47 PM (sbV1u)

505 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?

"Ya'd think they'd be thanking me."
"At some point, I think you've earned enough money"

Posted by: t-bird at August 09, 2011 12:47 PM (FcR7P)

506 They are coordinating their attacks via freaking blackberry.

That's a conspiracy'n.

Posted by: Jasper at August 09, 2011 12:48 PM (yuXx5)

507 453 @450I doubt he'll last long in prison. Sick bastard.
Posted by: Y-not at August 09, 2011 12:30 PM (5H6zj)
The pedophiles rarely do. One of the few areas where many hardcore criminals have a shred of decency.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:48 PM (4df7R)

508

God Bless Margaret Thatcher.

I almost hope she is in such a state of dementia to be unaware of the utter impotence of England.

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (Xm1aB)

509 487


why does AOL still exist?
----
Don't know, are they still paying off that billion dollar loan to buy Netscape?

Posted by: Jimmah at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (TfRqk)

510 They are coordinating their attacks via freaking blackberry.
Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:33 PM (Ws7wI)

Just in time for that new civil right in Pennsylvania...

Posted by: t-bird at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (FcR7P)

511 They are coordinating their attacks via freaking blackberry.
Posted by: Lauren at August 09, 2011 12:33 PM (Ws7wI)
Paid for with money from the public dole, no doubt...
Posted by: Insomniac

In PA, that is entirely possible. Supposedly cell phones with over 200 minutes of calling time are available.

Posted by: Papist bograt at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (326rv)

512 --Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?

"My administration is the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks"

(about executive bonuses that were included in the Indonesian's own Porkulus that they now wanted to take back, because they were wildly unpopular and fabulously stupid, as Barky's union thugs were being bused to a people's homes)

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (G/MYk)

513 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché? "Malia and Sasha get their homework done early."

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (sbV1u)

514 I didn't vote for the SOB and new from the get go what he was. I'd say that makes me a G-D Damn Genius

Posted by: nevergiveup at August 09, 2011 12:44 PM (i6RpT)
No, it just means that you looked at his record, listened to what he said, and didn't allow your white guilt to govern your intellect.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (LH6ir)

515 Just in time for that new civil right in Pennsylvania...
Posted by: t-bird

jinx. You owe me a soda.

Posted by: Papist bograt at August 09, 2011 12:50 PM (326rv)

516 DJIA +218.50

Hmm. So, looking up at his belly, I can see the dead cat is a tabby. Guess we'll bury him when he comes down.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:50 PM (AZGON)

517 Obama is a master at 11 dimensional corn hole.

We're retired

Posted by: Ned Beatty and Bill McKinney at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (eBfsm)

518 Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:47 PM (sbV1u)


I think maverick muse and MrObvious are the same person.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (LH6ir)

519 Check out this list.

DC gets $5.55 per dollar?!

Anyways, I notice that the average of all the states is far above $1.

Can there really be a Tax Freedom Day when borrowing reaches 100% GDP?

Posted by: t-bird at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (FcR7P)

520 why does AOL still exist?----Don't know, are they still paying off that billion dollar loan to buy Netscape?
At least they're not sending out free CDs daily.

Posted by: Ben at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (wuv1c)

521 DJIA +218.50 Hmm. So, looking up at his belly, I can see the dead cat is a tabby. Guess we'll bury him when he comes down.
Posted by: George Orwell

Perhaps this is due to Obama cancelling his press conference.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (6rX0K)

522 This man on now says they need an inquiry to find-out why there were riots. Apparently the origins of the riots are mystery. That's right, keep psychoanalyzing the yobs and getting the same results.

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (o2lIv)

523 Daily Mail says that British police are preparing to use plastic bullets against the thugs.
Posted by: Lauren
And they haven't been doing this since day one because...?
Oh, right. Because they're a bunch of mincing ponces ruled by political correctness, not law. I forgot.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:53 PM (4df7R)

524 I can see the dead cat is a tabby. Guess we'll bury him when he comes down.

so, the black cat won?

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2011 12:53 PM (yuXx5)

525 Like our friends to the north would say, the American concept of "conservative" compared to the European/Canadian concept of "conservative" is very different. The latter is much closer to, at best, what we Americans would call "centrist," and those types tend to be considered "fringe." They are a long, long way from another Maggie Thatcher. Which is a shame, because right now they need more Iron Lady and less Cowed Cameron.
Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:46 PM (4df7R
Just look at Angela Merkel in Germany. She is considered a "conservative" there, which is a joke because she was a high politico in East Germany's SED,(sozialistische einheitspartei ) Notice the socialist?

Posted by: Ma Bell at August 09, 2011 12:53 PM (H/MnC)

526 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (LH6ir)
This would not surprise me.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 12:54 PM (sbV1u)

527 Man, avoid the House Cafeteria chili!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at August 09, 2011 12:54 PM (MMC8r)

528 --Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches that didn't amount to cliché?
Paraphrasing:
"We don't want any young woman to be punished with a baby."

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:54 PM (4df7R)

529 "Hmm. So, looking up at his belly, I can see the dead cat is a tabby. Guess we'll bury him when he comes down.
Posted by: George Orwell
------
Perhaps this is due to Obama cancelling his press conference."

If he canceled his presidency, we would see the DJIA hit 20,000.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 12:54 PM (AZGON)

530 "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2011 12:55 PM (v+QvA)

531
I got an Obama is stupid story.

Remember when he threw out the first pitch at the All-Star Game in St. Louis a couple of years ago?

Remember he lost Missouri in 2008, so he was roundly booed, which Fox, despite it's best efforts, was unable to conceal from TV viewers at home.

Afterward, someone on his staff was asked about it and replied that it was because Obama wore a White Sox jersey.

Absolutely ridiculous. There is no White Sox-Cardinals rivalry, they booed because it was Obama, and Obama and his staff knew it and lamely blamed it on the White Sox jersey.

Pathetic liars, but still liars.

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 12:56 PM (Xm1aB)

532 Hmm. So, looking up at his belly, I can see the dead cat is a tabby. Guess we'll bury him when he comes down.
Dig that hole real deep.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 12:57 PM (gTGz3)

533 530
"When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2011 12:55 PM (v+QvA)

I am just thankful that Joe the plumber was fully vetted after asking that question.I mean.. that would be scary to have a random questioner's life not gone through.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp tea party terrorist at August 09, 2011 12:57 PM (qjUnn)

534 1746: BBC Radio Manchester reporter Richard
Stead
says rocks and stones are being hurled at police vans by a large gang
of youths in Salford, Manchester. He says there's a stand off between
officers and a crowd of between 70 and 80 at Salford Precinct and
businesses there have closed early.

Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 12:57 PM (o2lIv)

535 No, it just means that you looked at his record, listened to what he said, and didn't allow your white guilt to govern your intellect.

Yeah me too but I don't have any white guilt. Where was I supposed to go to pick that up? Hyannis Port?

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 12:57 PM (BOMhW)

536 "Malia came in and asked me, 'Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?'"

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:58 PM (4df7R)

537 At least they're not sending out free CDs daily.
Posted by: Ben at August 09, 2011 12:52 PM (wuv1c)
Which sucks. Those things made good coasters.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:58 PM (4df7R)

538 "...she was a high politico in East Germany's SED,"

Posted by: Ma Bell at August 09, 2011 12:53 PM (H/MnC)You sure about that? I have read that she was a typical easterner in that she did what she had to do, and that she was not a part of the political elite. Although, apparently her father had connections.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 12:59 PM (LH6ir)

539 "We could save all the oil that
they're talking about getting off drilling if everybody was just inflating their
tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as
much."

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 12:59 PM (IpiZb)

540 In Barney Frank's defense, his sphincter has probably become pretty, um, relaxed over the years due to, you know, stuff and whatnot, hard to hold the toots in.

Posted by: booger at August 09, 2011 12:59 PM (9RFH1)

541
Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:54 PM (4df7R)
the full quote is I believe, "Ah don't want mah daughtas ta be punished witha babuh!! Or uh, uh, uh, uhh, punished witha STD---at 16, so there's got tuh be a choice.

Posted by: Iron of Naples at August 09, 2011 12:59 PM (EG/p1)

542 Lets look on the bright side of England's current troubles. They are creating many shovel ready jobs while illustrating the great unfairness of having to work for a living and such. Can't wait till it hits here.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at August 09, 2011 12:59 PM (0M3AQ)

543 God Bless Margaret Thatcher. I almost hope she is in such a state of dementia to be unaware of the utter impotence of England.
Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 12:49 PM (Xm1aB)
This. It's terrible to hope that someone is so detached from reality, they aren't aware of the chaos around them. But Lady Thatcher deserves so much better than Britain today.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 01:00 PM (4df7R)

544 dOwnbama's bus tour:

The Under The Bus U Bitter Clingers Bus Tour- brought to you by "I Won".
I find it hilarious that dOwnbama's copying Palin. Lipstick on a Commie Bastid etc.

Posted by: Shame the Shameless at August 09, 2011 01:01 PM (dh5Eu)

545 Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 12:57 PM (BOMhW)

Or Harvard or Brown or Madison or the Upper West Side of Manhattan or Scarsdale or....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 01:01 PM (LH6ir)

546 536
"Malia came in and asked me, 'Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?'"

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 12:58 PM (4df7R)

Classic.

Posted by: dogfish, approvingly nods at August 09, 2011 01:01 PM (N2yhW)

547 "We need a breathalyzer in the asthma department STAT!"

Posted by: Jimmah at August 09, 2011 01:01 PM (TfRqk)

548 If you like your Bangers and Mash...

Posted by: David Cameron at August 09, 2011 01:01 PM (8ieXv)

549 Yeah me too but I don't have any white guilt. Where was I supposed to go to pick that up? Hyannis Port?
Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 12:57 PM (BOMhW)
No, they were having a special on it at the Arlington Costco. You didn't get any?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 01:01 PM (sbV1u)

550 America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in
competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and
progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 01:02 PM (IpiZb)

551 Think how the Welfare State has painted police forces into a corner. If the police do what is logical, it makes more trouble for the Welfare State than it does to let the rioters run wild.

Shoot or injure rioters? Families sue the government.
Arrest and punish severely? Other parts of government defend rioters in court for free and demand leniency as well as special consideration for their impoverished circumstances.
Imprison rioters? Create more expense for the government and provide fresh meat for Islamist recruiters in lockup.
Demand restitution? Rioters cannot be forced to work to pay back their damages, that would be like slavery, 'n' stuff.
Enact martial law? Ooh, fascism eleventy. No, no.
Let victims defend themselves? No, can't do that because the rioters might be hurt.

Eat your pottage, Great Britain.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 01:02 PM (AZGON)

552 Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 01:02 PM (IpiZb)

If you like your clitoris, you can keep your clitoris...uh, I mean...Islam is peaceful!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 01:03 PM (LH6ir)

553 There is no White Sox-Cardinals rivalry
You said youself it was the All-Star game, and Obama was in a National League ballpark wearing an American League jersey, so ...
... OK, I'm reaching. But what do I know about Cardinals and White Sox? I'm from a Triple-A country. Ask me something about the Columbus Clippers or the Louisville Bats.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 01:04 PM (gTGz3)

554 542 Lets look on the bright side of England's current troubles. They are creating many shovel ready jobs while illustrating the great unfairness of having to work for a living and such. Can't wait till it hits here.
Posted by: Sub-Tard at August 09, 2011 12:59 PM (0M3AQ)
Someone commented over at the UK Telegraph with the following item:
"I'm noticing that, in manyof the rioting photos, I'm seeing largely black rioters, and largely white clean-up crews."
Clearly the clean-up crews are racist.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 01:04 PM (4df7R)

555 @543 MWR

I would only add the British people don't deserve Margaret Thatcher.

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 01:04 PM (Xm1aB)

556 I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less
than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not
your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 09, 2011 01:04 PM (IpiZb)

557 No, they were having a special on it at the Arlington Costco. You didn't get any?
Ahhhh. That explains it. I can't go there because there ISN'T ANY F-ING PARKING.

Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 01:05 PM (BOMhW)

558 "I'm noticing that, in many of the rioting photos, I'm seeing largely black rioters, and largely white clean-up crews."

Clearly the clean-up crews are racist.

Color me surprised.




I denounce myself.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 01:05 PM (AZGON)

559 "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances."-----B. Obama

Posted by: Spiker at August 09, 2011 01:05 PM (E8oYF)

560 @553

Really?

You sound like Obama's staff after the game.

Just to give you a little more flavor, the guy driving Stan Musial around in the golf cart on the field prior to the game refused, on national TV, Obama's offered handshake.

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 01:06 PM (Xm1aB)

561 555 @543 MWR I would only add the British people don't deserve Margaret Thatcher.
Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 01:04 PM (Xm1aB)
*sigh* You're so right.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 01:07 PM (4df7R)

562 "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances."-----B. Obama

Yeah, that bitch didn't know who to call. I had the right number: Eleanor Roosevelt.

Posted by: Cankles Clinton at August 09, 2011 01:07 PM (AZGON)

563 When Obama comes up in conversation these days with persons who I think are independents or in the presence of known libs, I say "Oh, that oddball." and leave it at that. If someone follows up, I say "He's an egghead." Further question, I say "He's sure got some weird ideas. He says weird things. Talks about himself." Then on to specifics. Save POS for conversation's end.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at August 09, 2011 01:07 PM (qwK3S)

564 I denounce myself.
Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 01:05 PM (AZGON)
Yes, I should do that, too.
My earlier comment? Self-denounced.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 09, 2011 01:07 PM (4df7R)

565 Thanks to Slublog.??

I posted this in comments this morning at 8:30.

Guess Slublog reads the blog.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at August 09, 2011 01:07 PM (hXJOG)

566
No, they were having a special on it at the Arlington Costco. You didn't get any?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 01:01 PM (sbV1u)

I was shocked to find out my red state was selling it in 2008 and people bought it.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp tea party terrorist at August 09, 2011 01:08 PM (qjUnn)

567 I hear McCain defended his "hobbit" slur when asked to apologize. What a ass licking maverick. Never offend a liberal. That's our McCain.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at August 09, 2011 01:08 PM (0M3AQ)

568 I'm not a big fan of Obama, but one excellent part of a memorable speech was when he said, "The battle is now joined on many fronts. We will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 01:08 PM (gTGz3)

569 "I have been practicing....I bowled a 129. It's like...it was Special Olympics, or something.". ----B. Obama

Posted by: Spiker at August 09, 2011 01:09 PM (E8oYF)

570 You sure about that? I have read that she was a typical easterner in that she did what she had to do, and that she was not a part of the political elite. Although, apparently her father had connections.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 12:59 PM (LH6ir)
Yeah I am sure about that. My mother went to school with her and right from the beginning Merkel was groomed to be a headhoncho in the SED.
By the way, my mother escaped East Germany in 1954, while the border was still only controlled by soldier, mostly Russians you could bribe

Posted by: Ma Bell at August 09, 2011 01:09 PM (H/MnC)

571 He must be smart, he doesn't talk with a Negro accent.

Posted by: Dingy Harry at August 09, 2011 01:09 PM (hXJOG)

572
Doesn't Johnny McCain have better things to be concerned with?

Like writing Megan another check or something?

Or does Cindy do that?

Posted by: Dave at August 09, 2011 01:09 PM (Xm1aB)

573 Islam is antithetical to the US Constitution, and, as such, should be banned, out-lawed as treasonous. Care to disagree... bring your surrahs and hadiths citations. And, of course, cite your koranic verses.
Europe is finally understanding this fact; however, they have 2 and 3 generations of "European" islamics to contend with. Wonder what words of wisdom Theo Van Gogh, or Salman Rushdie would offer America?
Oh, and, by the way, anyone notice a third Iranian nuke scientist was offed this year? Who dun it?

Posted by: Shame the Shameless at August 09, 2011 01:10 PM (dh5Eu)

574 Ahhhh. That explains it. I can't go there because there ISN'T ANY F-ING PARKING.
Posted by: dagny at August 09, 2011 01:05 PM (BOMhW)
There's plenty of parking! Just park like the immigrants there do.
In the fire lane, in the handicapped spots, on theislands, in the cross-walk, partially blocking people in while they then spend 3 hours looking for the hummus they remember from the old country.
You'll be fine! Go for it.

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at August 09, 2011 01:10 PM (sbV1u)

575 "I'm here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis."--B. Obama via satellite.......while in Kansas City.

Posted by: Spiker at August 09, 2011 01:11 PM (E8oYF)

576 "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits
believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek
exceptionalism."

I know this was alluded to above, but the full quote is necessary to achieve complete understanding of the utter asininity of the comment.

Posted by: huerfano at August 09, 2011 01:11 PM (iezIp)

577
I am reminded that the Hobbits were brave beyond all reason. They were slow to anger, ready to eat bacon at any time of day, full of laughter, and then, when pressed into a fight that they would have rather avoided, they moved forward into the enemy stronghold. Haunted by doubts, they moved forward. Given opportunities to quit or hand the burden to another, they moved forward. Abandoned and betrayed by ones sworn to be allies, they moved forward. Oh, to be a hobbit, and never have to bend a knee, to live with honor and selflessness and mirth and earn great respect by our deeds, and finally and most important of all perhaps, to do what we said we would do. John McCain could learn a thing or three from a Hobbit. But, instead, he has inadvertently set a very high mark of behavior for us to attempt to reach. For Frodo!

Posted by: Errol at August 09, 2011 01:12 PM (d2AYO)

578 428 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...?

"Ummm"
"Uh"
"Errr"
Posted by: t-bird at August 09, 2011 12:22 PM (FcR7P)

"Let me be clear!"

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 09, 2011 01:14 PM (kUaEF)

579 Hey, what's the Big Deal?


Some of my constituents want to build up London.

Others want to burn it down!!

Posted by: New Mayor of London David Dinkins at August 09, 2011 01:15 PM (kUaEF)

580 My point is that you made an argument not supported by the facts, I give you the facts, and then you state that those factssupport your argument.
So, I guess we're done here.
Sean, your "facts" are taken from a point in time(2005?) and bare no resemblance to the last 40 years of federal funding to the individual states. What you've posted as facts are laughable....
Anybody else here on this thread see spending in their states that reflect the numbers Sean posted? How does your state funding compare to his post of 2005 over the last 40 years? And BTW: *MY* state didn't receive any of the democratic "stimulus" since then.
I will personally guarantee that my state funding has reflected 60 cents on the dollar and your post tries to imply it's been receiving $1.05. I'm not talking about 1 year. Iffunding over the last 40 years reflected your figuresthis nation would have been so much farther in debteconomic collapse would have happend long before now.This is obfuscation at best....and if that's the best you can do, then I guess we are done.

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 01:15 PM (H87Hu)

581 "The Home Secretary Theresa May this morning appeared to rule out
bringing in the Army and using water cannon. She told BBC Breakfast:
'The way we police is by consent. British policing has always meant and
always depended on the support of local communities and that's what we
need now

Elitist lefties always try to convince the victims that if they'd just give more of their money to the ferals, they'd stop looting and break out into a Glee version of Kumbaya. Oh, and they need jobs! Except the jobs are going up in smoke with the businesses they're destroying.

Elitist lefties will always wring their hands over the use of force until stores on Park Avenue and Rodeo Drive get burned and looted

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2011 01:15 PM (Y+DPZ)

582 568 I'm not a big fan of Obama, but one excellent part of a memorable
speech was when he said, "The battle is now joined on many fronts. We
will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter and we will not
fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."
He borrowed that.


Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 01:16 PM (o2lIv)

583 She told BBC Breakfast: 'The way we police is by consent. British policing has always meant and always depended on the support of local communities and that's what we need now

AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

At least James Tiberius Kirk had General Order 24.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 09, 2011 01:17 PM (AZGON)

584 Just. Cant. Listen. to JEF. The sound of his voice has caused an instinctive reaction to mute, power off, leave site, .... anything that will make that anti American Trojan Horse get off my radio, tv, pc and outta my immediate reality is what I do now.
I can only bear to read what others say or write about his America-killing remarks.
It's beyond incomprehensible how much I fear for this great nation.

Posted by: Shame the Shameless at August 09, 2011 01:17 PM (dh5Eu)

585 "Plutarch" Jones?

Isn't he Tiffany's brother?

Posted by: Peggy Joseph at August 09, 2011 01:18 PM (hXJOG)

586 Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 01:16 PM (o2lIv)

I knew that sounded familiar and absolutely American, so dOwnbama couldn't have been the source.
Thanks

Posted by: Shame the Shameless at August 09, 2011 01:19 PM (dh5Eu)

587 582
568 I'm not a big fan of Obama, but one excellent part of a memorable
speech was when he said, "The battle is now joined on many fronts. We
will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter and we will not
fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."He borrowed that.

When i read that i almost replied that it sounded like something Bush would have said......

Posted by: booger at August 09, 2011 01:19 PM (9RFH1)

588 Ouch!

Hey Firewater, 80'sBaby just ate your lunch.

Posted by: Spiker at August 09, 2011 01:20 PM (E8oYF)

589 I think maverick muse and MrObvious are the same person.
Denied!

Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 01:22 PM (H87Hu)

590 Posted by: MrObvious at August 09, 2011 01:15 PM (H87Hu)
Again, you miss the point. But before I get to that....rates at which tax dollars were spent and then received back havebeen relatively consistent over time. I pulled the first source I found, but if you want to spend the next 30 minutes tracking a better source, go for it.
But that's not the point. The point was, you made an assertion, I gave you a fact set that didn't conform to that, and then you told me that the facts supported your argument.
Go google "Ignorantio Elenchi" to see why that doesn't work.
Hell, I am even on your side and sympathetic to your argument and I said so up front. Instead of assuming that there is some goodwill on my part,I get back a dose of some attitude.
Attaboy, how to win friends and influence people.
Look, I can't help it if you cannot see the mile-wide logical hole you left betweenyour two posts. I can't help it if you can't construct an argument in a linear fashion. I can't help it if you think "fact" is a synonym for "opinion."
But really, for the love of God, please stop making your shortcomings my problem. We don't have to continue this, I'll roll my eyes and stipulate that you are correct and you can smugly assert "I told you so." See? win-win.
Have a lovely day.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 09, 2011 01:24 PM (sbV1u)

591 "I believe that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Posted by: blue star at August 09, 2011 01:24 PM (MLZxF)

592 "I did not have sex with that woman........Mrs. Obama."-----------B. Obama

Posted by: Spiker at August 09, 2011 01:24 PM (E8oYF)

593 Honest. To. God. I just cannot for the life of me understand how after all that has happened these past three years that these O supporters still see clueless ineptitude as contemplative coolness. I truly feel like I live in bizarro world. The man has actually said that he would prefer to make sports picks than govern the country and they love him even more.....arrrrrgh! WTF....is half the population in-fucking-sane?

Posted by: Kawfy at August 09, 2011 01:29 PM (2trrN)

594 My mother went to school with her and
Sorry, that should read "My mother's cousins

Posted by: Ma Bell at August 09, 2011 01:30 PM (H/MnC)

595 582
568 I'm not a big fan of Obama, but one excellent part of a memorable
speech was when he said, "The battle is now joined on many fronts. We
will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter and we will not
fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."
He borrowed that.




Posted by: 80sBaby at August 09, 2011 01:16 PM (o2lIv)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAGod bless ya 80'sbaby!!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp tea party terrorist at August 09, 2011 01:35 PM (qjUnn)

596 He borrowed that.
But surely, Obama said this:
"States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic."
His first State of the Union Address, I think.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 01:38 PM (gTGz3)

597 The marxist coup-plotters in Hondouras have the full support of my administration.

Posted by: Jimmah at August 09, 2011 01:39 PM (TfRqk)

598 shiggz,
I understand your frustration. But speaking as someone from the "stupidest generation" who was voting for Libertarians and making the most conservative choice possible in any election probably well before you were born, who has savedso my family won't have to worry about my wife's or my finances no matter what happens to SS, who has resented putting social security dollars into the system but who didn't feel it would be beneficial for my family to rot in jail for making the gesture of non-payment:
(1) There are a lot of us out there, we ALL have paid in, and we ALL vote.
(2) Starting a dialogue with "screw you, stupid" probably won't get you the results you want.
(3)When you take that type of hostile tone from the start in any negotiation, you assume the risk that people who might sympathize with your position and could be natural allieswill be driven into another camp.
Nothing for nothing, just something to think about as you try to win hearts and minds.

Posted by: RM at August 09, 2011 01:46 PM (TRsME)

599 only liberal scums could vote for this dummy again

Posted by: nygal at August 09, 2011 01:48 PM (+/c0N)

600 WTF....is half the population in-fucking-sane?Posted by: Kawfy at August 09, 2011 01:29 PM (2trrN)
Yes.

Posted by: Bosk at August 09, 2011 01:48 PM (n2K+4)

601 O-bah-muhh is not smart. Who knew?

Posted by: 48% of voters in the 2008 elections at August 09, 2011 01:54 PM (UAya9)

602 Posted by: RM at August 09, 2011 01:46 PM (TRsME)

Agreed. You have to be friendly and conciliatory so that they drop their hands. Then you have an unimpeded shot to their teeth.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 09, 2011 01:57 PM (LH6ir)

603 the amount of excuses the liberal media gives on behalf of obamas constant stumbles--constantly covering up for him, covering his lies, his broken promises, his fucked up agenda, I'm bewildered to how much they are willing to go bat for him....everyone knows he sucks, his ideas suck and his executions suck, but they still support him.....all those fundrasing and all that money,all criminal, all so sickening.....the democrats are shameless, what comes around goes around and the last shellacing wasnt enough, shellacing will come from the top-down, come2012

Posted by: nygal at August 09, 2011 02:00 PM (+/c0N)

604 For serials, Obama said this:
"We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age."
At the time, this passage was supposed to be visionary and inspiring. Looking back, it's just a bunch of pathetic, empty words from a guy who actually could have accomplished something.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 09, 2011 02:03 PM (gTGz3)

605 Do Whites or Asians riot because it's hot and school is closed? What are the ingredients in this 'tinderbox' you speak of?Do Whites or Asians riot because they're unemployed ( other than 'anarchists' and union 'rent-a-mobs' ) ?


Posted by: Hiram Ulysses Grant at August 09, 2011 10:43 AM (UqKQV)


No, because they haven't almost whole-scale abandoned family values.

Posted by: baldilocks at August 09, 2011 02:11 PM (T2/zQ)

606 He's going to be more bitter than Jimmah Carter when he loses in a
landslide come 2012 because the country recognizes him as an incompetent
fuck.

So he loses in November. Can you imagine the shit storm of executive orders that will fly forth until January when they drag his sorry ass out of the White House?

Posted by: kansas at August 09, 2011 02:25 PM (mka2b)

607 577

I am reminded that the Hobbits were brave beyond all reason. They
were slow to anger, ready to eat bacon at any time of day, full of
laughter, and then, when pressed into a fight that they would have
rather avoided, they moved forward into the enemy stronghold. Haunted by
doubts, they moved forward. Given opportunities to quit or hand the
burden to another, they moved forward. Abandoned and betrayed by ones
sworn to be allies, they moved forward.


Posted by: Errol at August 09, 2011 01:12 PM (d2AYO)

They liked beer, too.


Posted by: baldilocks at August 09, 2011 02:26 PM (T2/zQ)

608 Limbaugh sez press release sex NO QE3.

Posted by: nickless at August 09, 2011 02:28 PM (MMC8r)

609 CORRECTION: Limbaugh sez press release sez NO QE3.

Sheesh.

Posted by: nickless at August 09, 2011 02:28 PM (MMC8r)

610 Press Release? What market doing too well?

Posted by: kansas at August 09, 2011 02:30 PM (mka2b)

611 @607They liked beer, too.And smoking.

Posted by: Reactionary at August 09, 2011 03:01 PM (xUM1Q)

612 428 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...?



As I have said before....

Posted by: Let me repeat at August 09, 2011 03:12 PM (Xv7f/)

613 428 Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama's big speeches...?



"These two strawmen walk into a bar, arguing, when one says to the other "Logical phallusy? You mean "fallacy!"

Get it? instead of "fallacy" I wrote it "phallusy" which is sort of like penis and its extra funny since they two guys are "strawmen" and a strawman argument is something I use all the time in my speeches even though its a pretty obvious logical fallacy ... phallusy... (tee hee). Them being in a bar has nothing to do with anything but I put them in a bar because a lot of jokes start that way so I used it here.

My speechwriter taught me all about that stuff.


Posted by: Cicerobama at August 09, 2011 03:24 PM (Xv7f/)

614 I had to show my transcripts to get a job at the weiner factory, why doesn't this fool?

Affirmative!

Posted by: Oscar Meyer at August 09, 2011 04:08 PM (+kafi)

615 All I have to say is Hanlon's razor, baby.

Oh, I'm certain Obama would dearly love to turn the U.S. into a European-style "social democracy"... or better yet, an old-fashioned feudal state with him as king-for-life. Fortunately for us, he's too stupid, inept, incompetent, and blinded by his own narcissism to successfully pull it off. (Not to mention that eventually his equally "brilliant" staff will start wanting a little of the credit)

It's like watching an episode of Blackadder.

Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at August 09, 2011 04:23 PM (DNX55)

616 My dog, Meatball is at least a hundred times smarter than Barrack. He doesn't shit on the people who feed him. He knows how to get what he wants without threatening or whinning. He doesn't wreck the house and then attempt to blame our last, lamented dog for the chaos.
Meatball can tell us when he wants to go for a walk, when he wants someone to play with him, when he wants his belly rubbed, all without a teleprompter.

He is smart enough not to bow down to cats; nor to piss on far larger dogs; nor to bite the hand that feeds him. Meatball knows enough to be wary of Muslims and would never say the Muslim call to prayer is beautiful.

Meatball would never steal from the other dog's food bowl in the name of "social justice" or justify his behavior because he was making the rich dog "pay his fair share."

Meatball is many times smarter than Obama. But Meatball is a dog, and Obama is a wolf

Posted by: Molon Labe at August 09, 2011 05:52 PM (g5MrG)

617 Posted by: Molon Labe at August 09, 2011 05:52 PM (g5MrG)

Awesome!

Posted by: baldilocks at August 09, 2011 06:58 PM (T2/zQ)






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