It Finally Happens: Obama Finds A Daddy While AWOL South American Way

There was a time when an American president at least pretended to care when he sent American women and American men in harm’s way. Not so in this new golden age of celestial choirs.

In this our Mess-iah utopia, an American plane crashes in a hostile land, crew lives in danger, but President Who Gives A Crap? is too busy playing the “grand tourist” (AP’s words) and looking out at “brilliant beaches” to, well, give a crap.



The “brilliant beaches” beckoned and Obama decided to grace them with his presence. Whatever one thinks of the Libya situation, whichever side one is on (intervention or no intervention) it would have been nice to have a president who gave enough of a crap to explain his position and goals in person to the nation and to American congressional representatives (“no king’s army” they wail). Some of the little darlings are sooo disappointed that they are even talking impeachment. Impeachment? Oh my! How little things have changed. Don’t worry former friends, we won’t stand in your way – impeach away!

The Waldo once sold as the antiwarmonger has now become a warmonger on the very day that eight years ago George W. Bush attacked Iraq, or was it Afghanistan? We weep to witness the disappointment of the Hopium addicts of 2008 as they now realize that indeed Bill Clinton was right when he warned them that the Obama narrative on Iraq was a “fairy tale.” But Hell, that’s blood under the bridge.

Again, whatever one thinks of the Libya situation (yes, that’s a euphemism) we are all agreed that Obama should take daddy-ship over the war baby and not abandon it the way he was abandoned by his sperm donor dad and dipsy-doodle mom. Barack Obama should be at home explaining what he wants his baby to grow up to be. Today we heard that the baby goal is “installing a democratic system”. It would be nice, if antique, if Obama were in D.C. explaining what he is doing, if he knows what he is doing:

“Barack Obama has launched an American military operation in Libya, but has had trouble deciding on exactly why. Several weeks ago, Obama called for Moammar Gaddafi’s ouster. When he launched military operations against Gaddafi’s regime, however, Obama insisted that he would only act within the UN mandate of protecting civilians. Yesterday, Obama tried to claim both missions simultaneously by saying that our military wouldn’t try to push Gaddafi out, but that we’d still push him out some other way. What that was, Obama didn’t really know.

According to a transcript of a call between Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, we’re back to “regime change” — and a familiar goal: [snip]

In their defense, they seem to be more confused than anyone at the moment about what Obama really wants. We can’t ask Obama, since he’s touring South America while everyone else puzzles over his intentions for the military intervention in Libya. Similarly, Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton are both out of the country as well, leaving Joe Biden running the show … presumably.”

We think the other day Hillary Clinton provided a pretty good explanation of why and what should be done in Libya. But a lot of former and recovering Hopium addicts would still like Obama to say something coherent, something to restore their shattered little hearts. Instead of a lightbringer explanation we are promised a “political steering committee” or something to handle Libya. We’re too kind this Spring day to mention what happens when you put a committee in charge of things.

Better come back to bitter and clinging America Barack… that quagmire word is starting to be heard and you better do, not just say, something – anything

Listen Waldo, we think it was a good idea to intervene in Libya for many reasons but one of them being that the world is changing and you either help mold the change or the change will mold you. You don’t know anything about how to bring about real change for the better and how much work that entails. You should have acted much earlier as we had advised, but don’t worry you have not disappointed us. We know not to expect too much from a boob. We know you don’t know what you are doing. We know that the only thing to expect from a boob is boobery and more boobery. But don’t you think you should explain the obvious contradiction between what you said when you were running for office and what you are saying, or mumbling about now?



You better get back Waldo and take care of the baby you daddied. Or maybe you should just resign.

But, we’re a sentimental lot. We’re going to restrain ourselves and not continue the discussion of Hillary Clinton and Libya today (that will likely be our next article). We’ll wait until a warmer spring day (hey, maybe tomorrow) to denounce Rush Limbaugh (kidding!) for calling Obama a “sissy”, or rather, “a leader of the [sissy] club.” We’re not going to tackle the Sarah Palin policy trip (privately paid, not taxpayer paid) to India and Israel (we might throw that in our next article as well).

What we want to celebrate on this Spring day is Obama finding a daddy at long last. Obama, the “boy raised by wolves” as Michelle Obama describes him, has been looking for a man in his life for a very long time. We’ve long tracked the Anatomy Of A Flim-Flam Man and how his sperm donor father saw him once and ran away. What we have seen is:

“…Obama’s history is more akin to a rejected and dislocated youth who turned to back-slapping and flim-flam confidence games to fill the hole in his life….”

After his sperm donor dad dumped him, Obama’s doorknob mother (“everyone gets a turn”) with a fetish for third world men hooked up with Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo. It didn’t take long for Lolo to dump the boy. First Obama was handed over to a nanny (a gay transvestite nanny at that – not that there’s anything wrong with that). Then Obama was shipped to Hawaii to live with the Grandma that Obama, when desperate and for political profit, called a “racist”.

When in Hawaii ten year old Obama was provided by the grandparents with a black family friend. The friend, Frank Marshall Davis, was probably a member of the Communist Party and wrote an autobiographical novel (“Sex Rebel“) that suggests Davis was a pedophile. Davis was a father type for Obama who sought him out for advice. Davis advised Obama regarding college: “You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to get trained.”

The warped boy became a warped man. Obama continued to search for the elusive daddy. One big daddy opportunity came from the pulpit – Jeremiah Wright. Obama fixed himself to Jeremiah Wright for more than 20 years. Obama’s second book of fictions is titled after a Wright sermon. Wright presided at the Obama wedding,”baptized his two daughters and dedicated his house”. Obama had no problem with Wright saying “God Damn America” but Obama did have a problem when Jeremiah Wright started to tell the truth about Obama. Obama lost another daddy.

Now Jeremiah Wright has something else to say about Barack Obama, something many have understood for a long time:

“WRIGHT: We determine that Israel can have nuclear weapons like we do, but Iran can’t have what we have and what Israel has. Let me tell you something — the commander-in-chief Barack Hussein Obama is not marching in the same parade, much less to the same beat, as the “drum major for peace” Martin Luther King. So no, baby. The see-lection — hear that word carefully — because our president was see-lected before you elected him. The selection and election of one black man does not change life on the ground for the millions of [inaudible] people who are still neglected, and kept out of every conversation about peace. No baby we’re not there yet.”

Selected, not elected. We hear you Rev’. Now go back to your pal Gaddaffy and sing a chorus of “God Damn America” to the back-beat of Tomahawk missiles.



Selected, not elected – that sounds like Gaddaffy too. The unelected Libyan leader is pals with his one-time guests Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan. Louis Farrakhan does not know it but his neighbor near that Rezko house might have had a hankering to call Farrakhan “daddy”. But now that potential Muslim/Moslem daddy is taking a switch to Obama’s butt:

“FARRAKHAN: “I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world…Why don’t you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can’t order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?”

Obama will have to settle for “brother” not “daddy” from Farrakhan.



Dumped by every man who wears pants, Barack Obama has found a daddy in robes:

“Colonel Qaddafi addressed President Obama as “our son,” in a letter that combined pleas with a jarring familiarity. “I have said to you before that even if Libya and the United States enter into war, God forbid, you will always remain my son and I have all the love for you as a son, and I do not want your image to change with me,” he wrote. “We are confronting Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, nothing more. What would you do if you found them controlling American cities with the power of weapons? Tell me how would you behave so that I could follow your example?

It should bring tears to every eye. Such love!

Barack Obama has found a daddy. Now he should come to America (or stay permanently away) and grab hold of the baby waiting for him to embrace. The baby is Libya and has an ugly wart on its face called Moammar.

It’s an ugly baby, but it is all yours daddy Barack.

On second thought maybe you should ignore us and stay South American away.



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  1. Apologies. WordPress is having “issues”. This is their latest message to us:

    “We’re experiencing some problems on WordPress.com and we are in read-only mode at the moment. We’re working hard on restoring full service as soon as possible, but you won’t be able to create or make changes to your site currently.”

    We lucked out in getting this article posted. Not to whine, but it does seem as if everything in the world is out of whack these days.

    Again, apologies. Back to the Obama boobery.

  2. What Obama, the New York Times, and the Liberal Establishment Don’t Want You to Know

    The Real Indigenous People of the Middle East Love Israel

    March 22, 2011

    Martin Peretz decries Obama’s attitude towards the Middle East as a kind of “orientalism” that idealizes the Arab status quo. He is infatuated with Arab societies, writes Peretz, without knowing anything about them. In service to this infatuation, he has been cold and hostilely indifferent to Israel.

    Obama has also been cold and indifferent to the Middle East’s other indigenous peoples.

    And what’s interesting is that these indigenous peoples, the nations that inhabited the region before it was overrun in the 6th century by Muslim conquerors, for the most part love and identify with Israel.

    Young Berber activists in Morocco have been agitating for a state of their own and looking to Israel as a model. They see Israel as a successful example of political, cultural and linguistic self-determination the face of Muslim-Arab hegemony.

    Meanwhile, Egyptian Copts in the United States have outlined their position on Israel:

    “The Right of Return” of the Jewish people to the land of their foremothers and forefathers is a sacred right. It has no statute of limitation. The return must continue to enrich the Middle East.

    We recognize Jerusalem as simply a Jewish city, It must never be divided, She is, and shall always be, the united capital of Israel.

    The future of the Palestinians lies with the Arab states. A Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria constitute an imminent danger to world peace.

    Many of the Assyrian Christians of Iraq hold similar positions.

    Funny how those with the deepest roots and longest memories in the Middle East are least likely to question Israel’s legitimacy.

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/indigenous.php

  3. Amazing how some without a father, such as Bill Clinton, become President of the United States, and is a tribute to himself, and the Mother that Raised him. Then there is BHO, who does not have any friends from kindergarden, and who mentioned it again, how his Mother would be so proud of him and his trip to Rio.

    I never hear WJC state anything like that during his presidency. There must be something in BHO background that results in this constant statement about how his mother would be so proud of him.

  4. Obama’s doorknob mother (”everyone gets a turn”) with a fetish for third world men hooked up with Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo. It didn’t take long for Lolo to dump the boy. First Obama was handed over to a nanny (a gay transvestite nanny at that

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    Doorknob mother 😆 Classic Admin!

    transvestite nanny…holy smokes, that explains a lot about Barry and his parents ‘free spirit’

    I’m old fashioned, but that isn’t a choice I would have made for my son if I had the big bucks to have a nanny in the first place.

    Back to reading…

  5. Davis was a pedophile…

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    What a soap opera, this is gonna be a humdinger when the facts come out in the future.

  6. Great post Admin!

    Daddy Daffy should call his son home to his native land, with his peeps…and crown him with a plastic fantastic tiara, naming him the crown prince of Libyaland. Maybe he will award Barry with his kingdom and paint up some new sheets for his own tent.

  7. The great unwinding begins . . .

    Russia rebukes Gates, demands “immediate cease fire” in Libya
    9:35 am on March 22, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

    While Barack Obama left the US for Brazil just as he ordered our forces into a new war, the second in civilian command of the military left shortly afterward to meet with Russia’s defense minister. Robert Gates had been tasked, Obama said, with coordinating the efforts of our military alliance, but instead went to Moscow in an apparent attempt to head off opposition from Russia. Instead, Gates wound up sitting in a press conference while Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov rebuked the US with a demand for an immediate cease fire in Libya:

    In a rebuke of U.S. policy in Libya, the Russian defense minister condemned civilian deaths from coalition airstrikes and called for immediate cease-fire on Tuesday as Defense Secretary Robert Gates sat stonily beside him.

    Speaking to reporters following an hourlong meeting with Gates, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said Russia continued to support the United Nations resolution authorizing the creation of a no-fly zone over Libya but made clear that Moscow was increasingly uneasy about the escalating campaign.
    “Unfortunately, recent developments in the country demonstrate that it is experiencing real hostilities, destroying civilian facilities, and the killing of civilians,” Serdyukov said. “This shouldn’t have been let to happen and we informed our U.S. counterparts of our opposition.”
    Gates, in his own remarks, said the coalition was going out of its way to avoid civilian deaths, noting that most of the strikes have targeted Libyan defensive systems located far away from major population centers. Gates also said he expected major combat operations over Libya to taper off markedly within the next few days; he is the first senior American official to put any sort of timetable on the ongoing offensive there.
    Not to ask the obvious, but where is the civilian command of the US armed forces at the moment? President Obama is in Chile at the moment, and Gates is busy getting embarrassed in Moscow. Hillary Clinton isn’t in the civilian chain of command as Secretary of State, but she’s the only high-level official to at least be in physical contact with our coalition partners. Who exactly is in the same room with our own Joint Chiefs? Joe Biden?
    As Secretary of Defense, Gates has more pressing issues on his plate than diplomatic coordination with the Russians, a mission that failed anyway. That was a job for Hillary Clinton or the current ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, who has been in Moscow for almost three years. Besides the obvious failure in this instance, Gates’ reaction to Sedyukov’s statement suggests he was the wrong man for the job anyway:
    “I’m a little curious, frankly, about the tone that has been taken,” Gates said. “It’s perfectly evident that the vast majority, if not nearly all, civilian casualties have been inflicted by Qaddafi… and it’s almost as though some people here are taking at false value Qaddafi’s claims about the number of civilian casualties, which as far as I’m concerned are just outright lies.”
    Gates’s comments were an implicit rebuke to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who on Monday accused the U.S. of causing significant civilian casualties in Libya and likened the entire American-led operation there to a “crusade.”

    Why did we bother with this trip at all? The Obama administration managed to get Russia to abstain on the UN Security Council resolution, which was a victory in and of itself. Obama should have left it at that, especially since Gates should have been at home or in the same room as our coalition partners for coordination of the opening of hostilities — and even more especially since our President couldn’t be bothered to do so himself. Instead, Gates gave Russia an opportunity to publicly humiliate him, and in response we called the Russians liars. Gates’ mission has made a difficult situation appreciably worse.

    Whatever kind of power that demonstrates, it isn’t smart power.
    Update: The debate over the Libyan intervention has opened a rift between Vladimir Putin and his protege, Dmitri Medvedev:

    Russia’s two leaders are openly disagreeing over the U.N. resolution authorizing international military action against Libya, with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin comparing it to the medieval crusades and President Dmitry Medvedev warning him to watch his use of words.
    Their statements represented a rare open clash on foreign policy. …
    Hours later, Medvedev rebuked the prime minister: “We have to be absolutely accurate in our assessments. Under no circumstances is it acceptable to use expressions that essentially lead to a clash of civilizations such as crusades and so on.”

    The Russian president defended the decision to abstain in last week’s vote at the United Nations and characterized the resolution as a legitimate response to Moammar Gadhafi’s “crimes against his own people.”

    “The resolution in general reflects our understanding of what’s going on in Libya, but not entirely,” Medvedev said. “That is why we did not use our veto right.”

    That’s an interesting development, although more likely a momentary hiccup in their partnership.

    Update: Ninjapirate says that this trip has been planned for a while and wasn’t about Libya. Er, shouldn’t it have been postponed once we declared war, especially with the President going out of town? And if it wasn’t about Libya when it was first planned, that certainly became the subject, as Russia demonstrated in this press conference.
    Also, I changed the headline from “snubs” to “rebukes” for more accuracy.

  8. Unemployment stood at 10.9 in Feb, 10.

    . It fell each month ending up at 8.9 in Aug.

    . Then it rose again steadily to 10.1 in Oct.

    . And dropped to a low of 8.8 in Dec.

    . And then shot up again to 10.3 in March of 2011!

  9. With all his Mooslem benefactors (think Libyan dictators and Saudi kings), he thought he could just bluff his way through an American presidency..

  10. admin: Best quote from your new post:

    “Selected, not elected. We hear you Rev’. Now go back to your pal Gaddaffy and sing a chorus of “God Damn America” to the back-beat of Tomahawk missiles. 🙂
    ______________________

    Your post seems to be a prequel for a soft sell of some of Obama’s proclivites the American people are not aware of.

    If you can post this pic of Obama in a “girly man” pose- seems an odd pose for an American president.

    I think it was either Shadow or pm317 that posted this pic in the last thread-

    http://www.ihatethemedia.com/sissy-in-chief

  11. The problem in Libya right now is mission creep. The ill defined goal was simply to stop the killing, but now it has morphed into regime change. Obama is tourist–ing in South America, so nobody but a racist would blame him for this problem. Big media is happy as a clam–and they are circling the wagons around Obama. Yes they are happy. But Putin is not. He thinks we are exceeding our UN mandate and killing civilians. The other problem the Administration now has is no clear exit strategy. But Obama is a messiah so he will get us out before the election. Yes, the warmonger will bring the boys home to the glowing reports of move on. org. and big media. By god he promised to bring the boys home and hot dang if he didn’t deliver. Only it is fresh troops sent to a new theater and another war.

  12. Admin- Again, apologies
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    No apologies needed on my part, just glad to to have a new post by you, even in these times when nothing seems to go right.

  13. If we know who “selected” him we will know who needs to be held accountable. Soros is the godfather but there were alot more people involved. I hope Hillary or Bill tell us when they write their books. Every American needs to know who those selectors are, how they benefitted and where they live. This should be public information. Really. Otherwise, they are free to destroy the country with impunity as they are doing here.

  14. That ‘selected’ before ‘elected’ video of Wright’s is dated Feb 20, 2011.. Unbelievable. So now they are so cocky they will plainly say it without batting an eyelid (to use his own words).

  15. Shadowfax
    March 22nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Doorknob mother Classic Admin!

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    Mrs. Smith
    March 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    admin: Best quote from your new post:

    “Selected, not elected. We hear you Rev’. Now go back to your pal Gaddaffy and sing a chorus of “God Damn America” to the back-beat of Tomahawk missiles.

    ____________________________________________

    Absolute gems. Genius with parody and taunting.

  16. admin:

    I think you know more than you are telling us- 😆

    Does it have anything to do with the Ulsterman’s revelation, when he walked down a dimly lit hallway and heard men’s voices behind closed doors? I can find the quote and post it here if you need me to be more specific…

  17. Admin: I have long suspected that Franklin Marshall Davis is his real father. If he was in fact born in this country, then there must be some other reason why he refuses to produce proof of it. That would be good and sufficient reason, given Marshall’s depraved predilections. There is other proof as well. Marshall would be just the type to prey on Obama’s mother who was under age at the time. If he raped her that could explain why she never really bonded with him. Marshall took a keen interest in young Barry as well, as a father would his son. They spend many hours together. Finally, Marshall came from Chicago, and that is where Obama went after Hawaii. Nobody but a flake would leave a tropical paradise like Hawaii to go to Chicago, unless they had a compelling reason to do so. The answer was that he wanted to hook up with Marshall’s former associates in that town and launch his political career in that venue.

  18. He has a sister born to his step father Soetoro.. so that part about who his mom and grandparents are can’t be a fabrication, I guess.

  19. I think it’s something to do with Obama’s secret life.
    Something that Ulsterman referred to when he said something very big was about to come out… but for some reason has been put on the back burner… and he couldn’t say anymore about it-

    pictures maybe?

  20. Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term

    23 March 2011

    WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she planned to stay on as secretary of state into US President Barack Obama’s second term, presuming he wins re-election, to help with the transition.

    “I will stay until the beginning of the next term because I know it takes a while for people to get appointed and confirmed,” Clinton told ABC News in an interview.

    “There needs to be a seamless transition with whomever President Obama decides to appoint after he is re-elected, which I am confident he will be,” she said.

    Obama selected Clinton, 63, to be his administration’s top diplomat after defeating her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

    The former first lady told CNN last week that she has “no intention” of running again for the presidency. Her husband Bill Clinton was president from 1993-2001.

    Clinton is the only former first lady in US history to be elected to the US Senate. She represented the state of New York from January 2001 to January 2009.

    Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, told CNN that she had “a wonderful experience” in her 2008 presidential campaign and was “very proud of the support I had and very grateful for the opportunity, but I’m going to be, you know, moving on.”

    Her legacy as secretary of state could be shaped by the outcome of the United Nations-backed military strikes in Libya, aimed at protecting civilians from forces loyal to strongman Muammar al-Gaddafi.

    Clinton is widely reported to have been a strong advocate of the strikes. She helped shepherd through the UN Security Council a resolution imposing a no-fly zone, and she noted the “unprecedented” support of the Arab League.

    In the interview with ABC, Clinton said she was “not going to characterize anybody’s opinion” from inside the administration, regarding who was for or against the military strikes.

    Clinton alluded to the many dramatic events in recent months, such as Arab uprisings and the Japanese earthquake.

    “I do wake up and feel increasingly that we are living in a historic turning point on so many fronts, and that our country and the world has some hard thinking to do that needs to lead to transformational action. I don’t think the old answers are good enough,” she said in the ABC interview.

    “And I just want to see the United States assume the role that we have historically assumed, which is that we are the people of the future, we are the ones who are innovating our ways and building our ways into a much better, more prosperous, peaceful future,” she said.

    “But it’s going to take a lot of hard work, and our political system and the political systems of so many other countries have to be prepared to make some tough decisions.”

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1118259/1/.html

  21. Exclusive: Gadhafi, Allies May Be Seeking Way Out, Clinton tells ABC News

    In World News Interview, Secretary of State Downplays Concerns about Coalition and Power Transfer: ‘I’m Very Relaxed’

    By HUMA KHAN
    March 22, 2011

    People close to Libya’s embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi are reaching out to allies around the world exploring their “options,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer today, and the U.S. government has gotten unconfirmed reports that at least one of Gadhafi’s sons has been killed.

    “We’ve heard about other people close to him reaching out to people that they know around the world — Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America, beyond — saying what do we do? How do we get out of this? What happens next?” Clinton said in an exclusive interview. “I’m not aware that he personally has reached out, but I do know that people allegedly on his behalf have been reaching out.”

    “Some of it is theater. Some of it is, you know, kind of, shall we say game playing, to try to do one message to one group, another message to somebody else,” she added. “A lot of it is just the way he behaves. It’s somewhat unpredictable. But some of it, we think, is exploring. You know, what are my options, where could I go, what could I do. And we would encourage that.”

    Clinton said she’s also heard reports that one of Gadhafi’s sons may have been killed in the air strikes. But she added that the “evidence is not sufficient” to confirm.

    As coalition airstrikes attacked Gadhafi’s military assets for the fourth day in a row, Clinton expressed optimism about an early handover, saying the United States would transfer leadership to another country within days. She downplayed concerns about a fracture in the coalition.

    “It will be days. Whether it’s by Saturday or not depends on the evaluation made by our military commanders along with our allies and partners,” she said.

    U.S. partners like Italy want NATO to take charge but some of its members, like Russia and Turkey, have expressed skepticism about the goal of the U.N.-backed air strikes and the potential of civilian casualties.

    Clinton said details on who will assume leadership are still being worked out but that NATO will play a front role.

    “NATO will be definitely involved because we do have a lot of NATO members who are committed to this process. And, you know, they want to see command and control that is organized,” she told Sawyer. “But I’m very relaxed about it… I think it is proceeding. It’s moving forward in the right direction and we will have what we need in the next few days.”

    Hillary Clinton: Mission’s Goal is Not to Remove Gadhafi
    Clinton reiterated President Obama’s point that the goal of the mission is not to oust Gadhafi but to prevent civilian casualties.

    But she would not say whether the United States is confident that Gadhafi will be removed from power.

    “I don’t want to make any predictions because we are taking this one step at a time. I don’t want to jump beyond where we are right now,” she said. “We are implementing the U.N. Security Council resolution, we are establishing the no-fly zone, which everybody was calling for, from the United States Senate to the Arab League.”

    “Now obviously, if we want to see a stable, peaceful, hopefully someday democratic Libya, it is highly unlikely that can be accomplished if he stays in power as he is.”

    Clinton pushed back against reports that she persuaded the president to authorize U.S. involvement in the attacks, and that she was the voice that turned around the opponents.

    “That is absolutely, I think part of a storyline that needs to be corrected… I think it was a very thoughtful process,” she said. “I’m not going to characterize anyone because it was a decision that was made, and the decision speaks for itself.”

    On a personal note, Clinton — who said last week she would not accept a role in a possible second Obama administration — told Sawyer that she would stay until the beginning of the next term, at least.

    “I will stay until the beginning of the next term, because I know it takes a while for people to get appointed and confirmed,” she said. “I mean, obviously, there needs to be a seamless transition with whomever President Obama decides to appoint after he is reelected, which I am confident he will be.”

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-diane-sawyer-moammar-gadhafi-allies-seeking/story?id=13196414&page=1

  22. Mar 23, 2011
    Biden, Clinton salute Japan resilience

    WASHINGTON – US VICE-PRESIDENT Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday voiced admiration for the response of ordinary Japanese to the major earthquake as they pledged continued US support.

    Mr Biden and Mrs Clinton paid separate visits to the Japanese embassy in Washington to sign a condolence book for the thousands of victims of the country’s most powerful ever earthquake. President Barack Obama signed the book last week.

    After spending several minutes writing his response, Mr Biden said that the world has been impressed by the ‘resolve of the Japanese people, the orderly way in which they are dealing with’ the crisis.

    ‘I’ve travelled around the world and I promise you the whole world is looking at the courage, bravery and the resolve being demonstrated by ordinary people,’ Mr Biden told reporters.

    On her own visit, Mrs Clinton said it was ‘our honour to stand with Japan,’ pointing to Tokyo’s past assistance to other nations in distress. ‘This has been an unprecedented disaster, but it has provoked an unprecedented show of resilience by the Japanese people and a pledge of cooperation and friendship from the American people,’ Mrs Clinton said.

    ‘We will be with Japan and the people of Japan as you recover and rebuild, and we will stand with you in the months and years ahead,’ she said. — AFP

    http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_648237.html

  23. JanH
    March 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term

    23 March 2011
    ____________________

    Everything seems to be in flux- Hillary has declared she will stay on for a second term when just last week she said… no, no, no, no- to every question from Bitzer-

    Now no-one is asking Gaddafi to step down- Just a mission for protecting Libyan civilians from Gaddafi while he struggles to regain power.. Lots going on behind the scenes- time to rest while the forces standing in the shadows do some walking…godspeed!

  24. Maybe they are finding out there is no one to replace Gaddafi..no one who will hold it together and not let it go to pieces like the way Afghanistan went.

  25. Hillary did not vow to stay a second term. She said that she would stick around long enough for the transition to a new SOS.

    Still, this is a disappointment as I’d like to see her resign ASAP. I’m sure BO’s office put her under pressure to make this “clarification.”

  26. Shadowfax – from last thread – I am one year older than Hillary, please don’t go there with the age thing. Age brings wisdom to intelligent people with experience, let the youth do the underwear commercials.

    Ageism was played in 08 and look at what Hell brought into the Oval with that stupidity.

    Brava! So many times when I see you post, I think to myself, if I ever win free tickets to see Hillary, I’m taking Shadowfax! (and ABM93!)

  27. Shadowfax – from last thread – I am one year older than Hillary, please don’t go there with the age thing. Age brings wisdom to intelligent people with experience, let the youth do the underwear commercials.

    Ageism was played in 08 and look at what Hell brought into the Oval with that stupidity.

    Brava! So many times when I see you post, I think to myself, if I ever win free tickets to see Hillary, I’m taking Shadowfax! (and ABM93!)

  28. She said that she would stick around long enough for the transition to a new SOS.

    And that “transition to new SOS” just could happen a little BEFORE the end of the first 4 years!!!

  29. pm317 – I saw several other photos of that day, and his eyes looked like he was soused. If so, that also might explain his childish, exaggerated, almost squealy responses to watching the kids do a twister dance.

  30. Shadow,

    I’m older than you are.

    Even if Hillary runs and wins, eventually her term will be over and we will need a good successor for her. So we should be looking at some younger people now, who can grow up to succeed her.

    And if she does not run, then we’ll need them sooner.

  31. Forgive me for posting this. It comes from a non credible blog.

    Is Hillary Planning a Run at Obama in 2012?
    Important

    Call me a cynic, but I’ve never bought into the public love-fest between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. I think their pairing was borne out of mutual need: For Obama, it was clearly all about, “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” And for Hillary, taking the top diplomatic job would serve to repair her election-loss image and quickly make her appear presidential again. It was and is a marriage of convenience, and one that is likely full of residual contention and resentment from 2008.

    Fueling speculation is the fact that last week Clinton abruptly announced that she would not serve in a second Obama administration. Is that because she intends to pursue a Clinton administration in 2012? Her announcement comes amid the violence and political turmoil in Libya in which the United States, Britain and France have begun a massive air strike, following the passage of a United Nations resolution authorizing a no-fly zone and the use of military force designed to end Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s brutal repression of opposition protesters.

    It was Clinton, not Obama, who’s been front and center through this crisis, swiftly threatening Gaddafi with military action if he didn’t stop the killing. To the contrary, the president’s been criticized for not taking a strong enough stand against the Libyan dictator. To be sure, it was Hillary, not Obama, who had the bigger cajones. And that’s no great surprise to this blogger, who wrote many pieces during the 2008 campaign that questioned Obama’s inability to fight the tough fight, unlike his former rival.

    It’s no secret that Obama, the much heralded ‘Agent of Change’, has hugely disappointed those who euphorically supported him and whose mantra is now “change we can’t believe in.” Progressives and mainstream Democrats alike seethe over his move to the center and for failing to deliver on the issues on which he campaigned and were important to them, from the public option to repealing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, and for caving to Republicans.

    So with his base disenchanted, his approval rating hovering near 50, and the economy and job growth still stuck in a painfully slow recovery, do these domestic challenges, especially when combined with questions over his handling of world crises, create fertile ground for Clinton to toss her pantsuit into the ring?

    It’s rare for a prominent member of a sitting president’s party to challenge him in the primaries for the nomination. In fact, the last time it was done was 1968 when Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy took on a weakened, unpopular Lyndon B. Johnson. But the Clintons are not your typical deferential, passive politicians. If anyone could trade protocol for self-interest it’s the uber-ambitious Hillary and her rock star hubby Bill. Both would like nothing more than to be back in the White House. And if for a second they smell Obama’s vulnerability and a potential defeat by the GOP, don’t be surprised if she pulls a McCarthy. It’s a longshot, but these days in politics anything can and will happen. I can tell you one thing though: I’ve spoken to many Democrats who’d drop Obama and vote for Hillary in a heartbeat.

  32. Nobody but a flake would leave a tropical paradise like Hawaii to go to Chicago

    ================

    ‘Nuff said!

  33. Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term
    ——————————-
    Which precludes her from being compelled to campaign for the asshole.

  34. Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term
    ——————————-
    Which precludes her from being compelled to campaign for the asshole.

    =============

    Good point!

  35. wbboei
    March 22nd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    The great unwinding begins . . .

    Russia rebukes Gates, demands “immediate cease fire” in Libya
    9:35 am on March 22, 2011 by Ed Morrissey
    —————————————————————
    I find some comments where that was posted to be thoughtful and to be worth considering too.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/22/russia-snubs-gates-demands-immediate-cease-fire-in-libya/

    ====================================================================================================
    Mrs. Smith
    March 22nd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    …pictures maybe?
    —————————————————————
    Both pictures and video can be convincingly faked. Propaganda (the art of “public relations”) is a disease murdering civilization.

    Seems to me that, without pictures that come from who-knows-where, there is tons of other evidence already to prosecute (or impeach) boatloads of badguys, including Obama, but it isn’t being done. Just one example:

    “The Colonel Gregory Hollister v. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama, et al, Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court was denied without comment and again with no recusal from jUstice Sotomayor and jUstice Kagan. SCOTUS Order here and embedded below. Previous reports on Colonel Hollister can be viewed here, here, here, here, here, here and here.”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/03/colonel-gregory-hollister-v-barry.html

    Nobody’s going to go read all that, but comments include:

    I have seen documents that list Kagan as attorney for B.O. in birther cases many times before she was appointed. I would say that is a conflict of interests.

    The bigger conflict of interest for Sotomayor and Kagan is of course: IF Obama is found to be ineligible – They stand to lose their cushy appointments. This is a DIRECT conflict and their participation in this decision is outrageous and very troubling to those of us who still believe in the “FairyTale” that the Nation is a Nation of LAW.

    If people wish to dismiss that example, there are virtually countless others.

    ===========================================================================================

  36. ABC News: Russia and Turkey, have expressed skepticism about the goal of the U.N.-backed air strikes and the potential of civilian casualties.
    ——————————————————–
    Expressed skepticism? Is that an accurate characterization of Russia’s position? Read Ed Morrison and you will get your answer:

    “Russia rebukes Gates, demands “immediate cease fire” in Libya
    9:35 am on March 22, 2011/”

    This is far more than an expression of skepticism. It is a demand that we cease and desist.

    ABC is guilty of duplicity.

  37. Daily PUMA
    March 23rd, 2011 at 12:30 am

    ohanson, thanks for the positive feedback regarding the Daily PUMA article…
    http://dailypuma.blogspot.com/2011/03/greatest-college-basketball-buzzer.html

    I’m glad you got it! Sometimes I don’t know if people get it or if it riles them up or not.
    ———————————————————————————————
    Allessandro, You are welcome. I held back from getting all gushy about it in that post, but I think your work is amazing–seems you have more mastery of this technology than most bloggers, and you put it to good use. That, and you seem to work hard, even considering you leverage the technology to produce (which takes work in itself). Thanks for all you do.

  38. There is no food” ” the Japanese media is too frightened to tell the truth.”

    “There’s no food, tell people there is no food,” says a man filching petrol, who declined to be named. “They say on the television that aid is being delivered, that food is coming, but you can see for yourself it is not.

    “I thought we were a wealthy country, but now I don’t know what to think,” he adds, explaining that he is surviving on slowly defrosting food from his home freezer. “You must tell people what is happening here because the Japanese media is too frightened to tell the truth.”

    “…..the empty highways that remain closed to all to but emergency vehicles, yet still connect Tokyo to Ichinomaki in just four-and-a-half hours’ drive and could, surely, be used to carry some emergency food and fuel.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8392549/Japan-crisis-Theres-no-food-tell-people-there-is-no-food.html

  39. “Maybe they are finding out there is no one to replace Gaddafi..”
    __________________________

    Maybe they are finding out there is no one to replace Hillary. May be the reason why she made the announcement to stay on after the election to ensure a smooth transition.

    Now that reality is slapping Obama in the face, his focus has been on Hillary making a surprise primary run at him. I doubt he will find people saying ‘yes’ to her job after she has set such a blistering pace as the standard. Losing Hillary means he’s losing Bill as well-

    Obama will be sleeping in a fetal position from here on-

  40. I watched Hillary’s interview on the news last night and I know people here will not like my take on it.

    At the end, she said she was confident BO would be elected to a second term……not a response to a question. She does not need to say these things…so why say them. I know many here will say she is being politic, but I find that harder and harder to believe. She campaigned hard for him and helped put this incompetent fraud into the WH…..which I believe has been devastating for this country.

    I still think she is the country’s best choice for a leader. There are no others on the horizon who hold a candle to her. But her over the top support of BO is revolting. If she believes half of what she says……then I have to question her judgement.

    I read this site every day. Admin’s posts are my most trusted “news” resource in a nation where all news is propoganda. I would like to see more in depth discussion of Hillary’s very public “support” of O. She apparentl;y believes that an O administration is better than a MCPAlin one would have been. That is where I don’t agree and why for the first time in my life I voted Republican for McPalin over O.

    I spent a week out of the country recently in the Bahamas. What a pleasure to get out of the old USof A. No racial tension….no Spanish spoken….some of the nicest people in the world…..courteous young people who value and education and “dress” for school. I’m seriously thinking of moving. If Americans re – elect BO, then I know I don’t belong here any more because the majority of Americans don’t share the same values that I have.

  41. Moamar had better get real… quick. Either he leaves voluntarily or he leaves in a box- When the brochures start coming touting Scotland as a beautiful place to visit with a UK postage- it is time to pack up your ego buy an island and disappear.
    ___________________________

    Gaddafi ‘exploring options’ for exile

    Mar 23, 2011

    Moamar Gaddafi has told his supporters they would emerge victorious.

    Reuters: Zohra Bensemra )

    The United States says Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi and his allies may be exploring exile options, although it is unclear if he would seriously contemplate stepping aside.

    US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says the US is aware of people reaching out “allegedly on Gaddafi’s behalf” to try to assess their options.

    “Some of it is theatre,” Ms Clinton told America’s ABC News in an interview.

    “A lot of it is just the way he behaves. It’s somewhat unpredictable.

    “But some of it, we think, is exploring. You know, what are my options, where could I go, what could I do? And we would encourage that.”

    In the capital, Tripoli, Mr Gaddafi, making his first public appearance since allied air strikes began in Libya, vowed to continue fighting and told his supporters they would emerge victorious in the war against rebels and international forces.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/23/3171201.htm
    ________________________

    The $67M in gold Gaddafi has been hoarding will go a long way in rebuilding Libya and reimbursing the people for their losses and remuneration for their suffering in abject poverty.

  42. Look who’s in line to replace Gadhafi

    ‘At the right time they will make the move, and we will see Shariah’

    Posted: March 22, 2011

    By Michael Carl
    © 2011 WorldNetDaily

    Anjem Choudary British cleric Anjem Choudary says al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood have assets on the ground in Libya and are ready to take control if Moammar Gadhafi is removed from power.

    The top Muslim cleric accuses the U. S. and French-led coalition trying to topple Gadhafi of working to install a puppet regime, but he says there are al-Qaida operatives in Libya who will stop the West from installing a friendly government.

    “Al-Qaida has their own agents and their own people in the region who are propagating their own Islamic ideas and their agenda. At the right time they will make the move, and we will see the emergence of Islam and Shariah in that particular region,” Choudary said.

    Read “The Stoning of Soraya M.” – the true story that inspired the movie

    “The power vacuum is very useful for anyone who has an agenda and an alternative system to put in its place,” he said.

    Read more: Look who’s in line to replace Gadhafi http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=278105#ixzz1HQYmt8Tm

  43. Carol
    March 23rd, 2011 at 8:40 am

    ——————

    Thank you for your interesting analysis. As Mrs. Smith reminded me yesterday, all opinions are welcome and certainly help me personally to make my final conclusions.

    I keep thinking the reason Hillary campaigned for obama was because she was hoping for the best and wanted the dems to get in. I don’t think even she believed that he could blunder as bad as he has.

    As far as her saying she believed he would get back in, I found that to be a statement hidden with meaning. She knows the games,lies and crimes used to get him in power in the first place. Maybe she believes that this will be just part two…lol…

  44. lol, this oughta be good.

    Joe Biden: We should impeach presidents who launch attacks without Congressional approval

    Say, maybe this is why Barack Obama has decided to shave a couple of hours off of his South America tour by skipping the Mayan ruins in South America. With Joe Biden insisting that he would personally take charge of impeaching a President that launched military action against another country without getting authorization from Congress, Obama may feel the need to race back to Washington to keep his own VP from ousting him from the Oval Office.

    No worries, Mr. President; Biden said this while talking to Iowa Democrats in 2007, in the context of potential military action against Iran. You know, that country that wants to build nuclear weapons and holds conferences on creating a world without the US and Israel? When the target of the attack is a country that hasn’t presented a threat to the US for years, it’s apparently no big deal … especially if that President is a Democrat. Via Drudge:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I drafted an outline of what I think the Constitutional limits [garbled] have on the President with the War Clause. I went to five leading scholars, Constitutional scholars, and they drafted a treatise for me that is being distributed to every Senator. And I want to make it clear, and I’ll make it clear to the President: that if he takes this nation to war in Iran, without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him.

    I wonder if any copies of that treatise are floating around Capitol Hill at the moment? Of course, Biden apparently didn’t ask those Constitutional scholars about the impeachment process itself, because if he had, Biden would have floated those copies to the House. The House impeaches federal officials, not the Senate; the Senate can only convict impeached officials and remove them from office. As we all learned during Bill Clinton’s adventures in Constitutional accountability, an impeachment is an indictment, not a removal. Were all five Constitutional scholars Biden consulted named Barack Obama?

    It’s not exactly a surprise that Biden doesn’t know his Constitution — he famously cited the wrong Article in his VP debate with Palin for executive authority — so take the whole impeachment threat with a Lot’s Wife-size grain of salt. We can be absolutely certain that Sheriff Joe will definitely not be on this case.

    Some other Democrats might be, though, which is why Obama has suddenly decided to head for home:

    In the end, President Barack Obama apparently decided that photos of himself touring historic remnants of a collapsed society might not be the best image for a commander in chief fending off charges even from Democrats that his Libya policy is in shambles. …

    Clearly aware of the growing disenchantment with the move from fellow Democrats, however, Obama quickly noted it “doesn’t mean we can solve every problem in the world.”

    Those words are not likely to do much back in Washington to calm liberals who are furious at Obama, particularly his decision to move forward with a military engagement without a full debate in Congress.

    Four House Democrats fired off a letter to Obama on Tuesday filled with tough words and phrases like “quagmire” and “rush to war” that read more like a missive they would have sent to former President George W. Bush than a Democratic president whose agenda they’ve supported from top to bottom.

    He might want to get back to DC before some of them dust off Biden’s treatise.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/23/biden-we-should-impeach-presidents-who-launch-attacks-without-congressional-approval/

  45. and did I detect a bit of irritation in his voice answering that question? Why is he raising his voice? Flake!

  46. JanH
    March 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 am
    ——————–

    I wonder about that — especially all these soda companies depleting the water table.

  47. Here are three paragraphs from Webster Tarpley, 19 March:

    Anglo-American propaganda portrays Qaddafi as a kleptocrat [government that takes advantage of governmental corruption to extend the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class]. In reality, Libya is one of the most advanced developing countries, ranking 53 on the UN Human Development Index, making it the most developed society in Africa. Libya ranks ahead of Russia (65), Ukraine (69), Brazil (73), Venezuela (75) and Tunisia (81).
    h t t p ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index

    The rate of incarceration is 61st in the world, below that of the Czech Republic, and far below that of the United States (1). Longevity has increased by 20 years under Qaddafi’s rule. Qaddafi, while suppressing political challenges, had shared the nation’s oil income better than the rest of OPEC.

    US bureaucratic resistance to the imperial overstretch involved in a war with Libya on top of the three existing conflicts may also have been overcome thanks to the activation of pro-British networks in the US government. If so, this would repeat a long-established pattern. In 1990, Margaret Thatcher claimed to have performed an emergency “backbone implant” on George H.W. Bush, convincing him to retake Kuwait from Saddam Hussein. In 1999, Tony Blair pressed for the bombing of Serbia and then for a ground invasion; Clinton wisely declined at least the latter. In September 2001, Blair helped convince Bush the younger to use the 9/11 attack as a pretext for an attack on Afghanistan. {I don’t know why he doesn’t refer to Tony Blair and the attack on Iraq.]

    The purpose of this attack, in the context of the CIA’s spring 2011 campaign [not sure how he documents this, but it’s been striking me as odd for some time that the CIA seems to have had a low press profile] of putsches, palace coups, color revolutions, and people power insurrections, is to cripple the ability of US client states to seek alternative arrangements through alliances with Russia, China, Iran, and other states. The CIA onslaught takes the form of an attack on the nation state itself. In 2008, Serbia was partitioned. This year, Sudan is being carved in two, while Yemen is increasingly likely to face the same fate. The UN resolution of Libya mentions Bengazi specifically, indicating the clear intent of partitioning and balkanizing this nation along an east-west division. Other countries can expect similar treatment. [snip]

    Does that defy reason? If so, how? If not, what in heaven’s name is Hillary doing?

  48. JanH
    March 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Clinton: Water crisis is one of the world’s greatest challenges ahead
    ————————————————————————–

    LaRouche has been writing about that for at least 10 years. It’s not going to be solved without nuclear power.
    http://tinyurl.com/LaRouchewatercrisis

  49. pm317…..’A Place in The Sun’ was very good.

    Sad day….a great beauty, great mother and all around wonderful person. Even Debbie forgave her.
    I’ll miss you Liz. RIP.

  50. Liz started very young in the movie’s, really a beautiful precosious child. She probably did not remember a day in which she was not in the pubic eye. I don’t hear much of her children in the public eye. The lives they live was really made possible by the sacrifices Liz made with her whole life. I personnel feel she was more talented than they gave her credit for. Like many beautiful people, the face seems to get in the way of seeing their talent.

  51. crazy horse
    March 23rd, 2011 at 10:49 am

    pm317…..’A Place in The Sun’ was very good.

    ———————

    I will check it out. She was so successful and prolific, I don’t think I have seen all her best. MOTUS blog incidentally had a post two days ago where he/she went all intellectual drawing parallels between Taylor’s (and Tennessee Williams’) ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ and Obama’s Latin American fest. I think she was the right person to do Tennessee’s characters (I think she would have better than Leigh in ‘A street car named desire’). {I am a big fan of Tennessee Williams, his ‘Glass Menagerie’ still haunts me.)

  52. Elizabeth Taylor has just died….RIP Cleopatra.
    ———————–
    Oh my God. In a certain time and place, there was no one like her. One of the last examples of the studio system. And unlike Monroe, the public knew her from the time she was a child to the time she was an old woman. As a Hutton exec and golfing acquaintance of mine remarked to me about someone he knew who was by then mature–in my youth she inspired my first dirty thoughts. Watch her on the Monterrey Peninsula in The Sandpiper and you will know why. But of course she was infinitely more than that, so you have to look further.

    There is a book on her by Ellis Amburn which tells the real story of the tragedies and triumphs of her exciting and tumultous life, her relationship with the Hollywood elites of the 1950’s and the Hollywood which once was–which will never show up in the big media scrubbed bios which will appear now:

    “Her tragic and heartbreaking affection for Montgomery Clift and James Dean, her disastrous marriage to Nicky Hilton who abandoned Liz on their honeymoon to be with another woman. The infamous cunning of Eddie Fisher who forced Liz to appear at his Las Vegas shows to bring in capacity crowds, her marriage to Burton and his homosexual activities and exploitation of her.”

    There is also accounts of her courage in the face of mental and physical traumas, including the removal of a golf ball sized tumor from her brain, her recovery from breaking her back twice, and her loving relationship with Rod Steiger who nursed her back to health after a nervous breakdown. All that plus eight husbands–or was it nine. And the successful launch of her cosmetic line.

    I recommend this book if you have any interest in her.

    loving relationship with Rod Steiger who nurtured her back to health after a nervous breakdown

  53. Carol
    March 23rd, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I watched Hillary’s interview on the news last night and I know people here will not like my take on it.

    At the end, she said she was confident BO would be elected to a second term
    ———————
    It is not a question of being happy or not happy with it. It is what we are all seeing. No one who lives in the same world as the rest of us can fail to see his defects as a leader and what they are doing to the country. My own assumption at this point is that she has given up on a political career, but still wants to be a political celebrity and a Democratic Party stalwart for some other purpose. My guess is she wants to devote the balance of her life to womens rights and sees her current job and support of him as a means to that end. Also, by virtue of her current position, she has punched her ticket to be part of the foreign policy establishment. But as an American, I find predictions like this toxic.

    To me it reflects tunnel vision on the political scene and a lack of insight on what he is doing to the country. It may be that her interests are focused on the global elsewhere but anyone who is objective, seeing what we are all seeing now

  54. pm317
    March 22nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Jon Stewart Part 2.. via Larry J at NQ

    ———-
    Nice to see that Stewart is giving his messiah Barry a good pattywackin’.

  55. The other thing I find highly objectionable is her sugar coating of what was done to her in the primary. It was not only done to her–it was done to us–and to the country. And as far as I am concerned there is no living with it.

  56. wbboei
    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term
    ——————————-
    Which precludes her from being compelled to campaign for the asshole.

    ——-
    She said she would hang around until the replacement (Kerry?) was vetted and ready to take over her job.

    This also means that Hillary will not primary Barry, which is what he wanted.

    Who knows what will happen by then.
    When is the last date someone can toss their pantsuit into the ring?

  57. Unless people are willing to come out and say–he is incompetent, he is ruining ergo no second term there is no living with it. So what if a comedian takes a shot. Are they willing to question his fitness to hold office. Are they willing to say no second term. Or are they too cowardly. God I hope the country is not that stupid–again. This time they have clear cogent and convincing evidence to go on–not the vague and airy hope we saw three years ago. Are they willing to confront him with his own record, or are they going to get bamboozled–again. Let me ask an even deeper question–is our system so bloody corrupt that neither the truth, or the American people have a prayer of saving the country or themselves.

  58. moononpluto
    March 23rd, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Joe Biden: We should impeach presidents who launch attacks without Congressional approval
    ——————————————————————————————-
    This youtube was posted on the 22nd. Seems the blogs got it on the 23rd.
    Could Obama be Impeached over Libya? Let’s ask Biden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adpa5kYUhCA

    301 views
    602 likes, 10 dislikes
    My “like” increased it to 602, but my viewing the video increased the count not at all.
    (I deleted all cookies and LSOs and rebooted my browser before rechecking the count.)
    Amazing.
    It’s 660 likes now (maybe 10-15 minutes have passed). Still “301 views.”

  59. #
    lorac
    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Shadowfax – from last thread – I am one year older than Hillary, please don’t go there with the age thing. Age brings wisdom to intelligent people with experience, let the youth do the underwear commercials.

    Ageism was played in 08 and look at what Hell brought into the Oval with that stupidity.

    Brava! So many times when I see you post, I think to myself, if I ever win free tickets to see Hillary, I’m taking Shadowfax! (and ABM93!)

    ——-
    You made my day Lorac! Thank you for the kind thoughts.

    I was in Denver in 08 and ran around that city trying to see Hillary, even a look… (nah, I would have pushed my way to the front, even if I had to be rude). Every time, someone would say, “You just missed her.”

    I can’t tell you how many times I cried in Denver.

    I finally did get to see the Big Dawg though, last year. I saw him speak and then stood by a driveway waiting for his car to drive by. Finally, after about two hours, the car drove by slowly, as he approached me he rolled down the window about four inches, I screamed out, “Hi Bill!!!” with lots of emotion in my voice, he gave me back a big smile and waved.

    That’s all I have of reality.

    My friend, from NY went to the museum there, and low and behold, looking at the painting next to her was Hillary. I said, “Did you run up and hug her for me?” She said that the secret service would have tackled anyone that tried to do that. I told them, they wouldn’t stop me from trying to hug Hillary, I would at least talk to her, have eye contact and let her how how I will not give up trying to encourage her to run for President again, that if I were her Delegate, I would not have let anything stop me from fighting for her on the floor of the convention. 😉

  60. turndown

    So we should be looking at some younger people now, who can grow up to succeed her.

    ——-
    I couldn’t disagree with you more.

    I have to back off from this discussion with you because it makes me furious.

  61. Mrs. S

    Maybe they are finding out there is no one to replace Hillary. May be the reason why she made the announcement to stay on after the election to ensure a smooth transition.

    Now that reality is slapping Obama in the face, his focus has been on Hillary making a surprise primary run at him. I doubt he will find people saying ‘yes’ to her job after she has set such a blistering pace as the standard. Losing Hillary means he’s losing Bill as well-

    Obama will be sleeping in a fetal position from here on-

    ——–
    Someone said it perfectly on the last thread, maybe Hillary is pulling the rug out from under Barry on purpose.

    He has pushed her on a schedule that none of us could keep up, jet lag is her way of life and she can only see the Big Dawg and her daughter every once in awhile.

    Let his chickens come home to roost and he can fall flat on his face for awhile instead of her putting out all of his man-made fires.

  62. One reason why Hillary might say that he will get a second term for sure and she will stay on into that second term to ensure an orderly transition could be to make it impossible for big media to claim that when she opposes him on a particular policy as secretary of state, her motives are political. On the other hand, I think he has abdicated any real role in foreign policy. For the sake of our country, we have got to get Obama and his entourage out of the Oval Office and back to Chicago. They are too incompetent, too corrupt and will bury the country if we do not. Yea, it is that bad. The only solution to the problem is if Hillary would run. But first we must stop the bleeding.

  63. Elizabeth Taylor rest in peace.

    What a long era of health issues she had, she can now be with all the people she loved.

  64. Who knows what will happen by then.
    ———————————-
    You are right Shadow. I could be totally wrong. But sure as the earth turns, there is one thing I am right about now, and have been right about from the very beginning, which is why I spend time here. Barry, Obama, the Messiah, call him what you will is toxic to our country. Furthermore, the Party itself no longer represents the people and is willing to screw its own members to serve business.

  65. Larry at NQ is where I am and have been on this mess . . .

    Before you do anything, please read in its entirety the UN Security Council Resolution passed last week authorizing the No Fly Zone, among other things, over Libya. (You can read it here.) Let’s start by exploding one myth. The resolution does not REPEAT not prohibit ground troops in Libya. The resolution states the following:

    Authorizes Member States that have notified the Secretary-General, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, and acting in cooperation with the Secretary-General, to take all necessary measures, notwithstanding paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011), to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory, and requests the Member States concerned to inform the Secretary-General immediately of the measures they take pursuant to the authorization conferred by this paragraph which shall be immediately reported to the Security Council;

    This is expert diplomatic lawyer language. The crucial phrase, “excluding a foreign occupation force,” does not mean no foreign troops in Libya.

    In fact, we can put troops in Libya as long as they are providing support to rebel groups and not conducting themselves as an occupation force.

    Pay very close attention to what the U.S. Commander of Africom is saying–there is no mission to capture or kill Qaddafi, there is only a mission to protect the Libyans around Benghazi and the mission will soon be turned over to the international community. These limits were not dreamed up by General Ham. These limits were imposed on him by President Obama. No one else has the authority to tell General Ham how to run the war.

    So we return to the crazy question sparked by Obama’s insane public statement, to wit: “Qaddafi must go.” How will Qaddafi go if Obama refuses to instruct our military to take him out or to capture him? Quick answer, he won’t go anywhere.

    If this timeline mentioned by General Ham and Obama stays intact we are on the road to an extended civil war and stalemate. Qaddafi appears to control about 2/3rds of the northern coast. Rebels control from Benghazi east and a sliver on the west of Libya. Air power via a no fly zone cannot stop Qaddafi from pursuing a ground campaign, especially if he gets into the cities. Once he is in the cities the coalition forces will be loathe to run the risk of killing civilians.

    What should Barack have done? He had two choices. Choice one? Do nothing and allow the Libyans to sort it out themselves with no overt intervention from us. But if Obama did that he would be making a mockery of his calls for democracy and the end of tyrants in the Middle East.

    Choice two? Commit to taking out Qaddafi. Take the lead in putting together an international coalition (note we did not assemble this coalition, it was cobbled together by the French; we were late to the party) with the over threat to take military action, including a full invasion to oust Qaddafi. At the same time, using CIA assets and capabilities, mount a campaign to organize the opposition. We did it in five weeks in Afghanistan in November 2001.

    Finally, commit to the invasion. This is not Iraq and would be a pretty simple feat to pull off.

    But Barack chose the lukewarm approach. He’s doing enough to create chaos without really threatening Qaddafi’s ability to survive. In fact, our actions over the past week are turning Qaddafi into a sympathetic victim while exposing the United States as a weak, feckless paper tiger. Unless there is a fundamental change in strategy we are sowing the seeds for longterm conflict and instability in the Middle East that surpasses anything we’ve known in the last 40 years

  66. An excuse filled article from Dana Milbank that mentions the Obama weakness narrative:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-quick-trip-from-tyrant-to-weakling/2011/03/22/ABpj3qEB_story.html?hpid=z6

    But the “weak leader” charge gained traction over the weekend, as Obama chose to launch the attack on Gaddafi’s forces while on an excellent adventure in South America with his family.

    At about the moment the Tomahawk missiles began to rain down on Libya, Obama was joking with Brazilians about Carnival, the World Cup and the Olympics. Rather than hearing an Oval Office address announcing the new war, Americans got word from the president in a scratchy audio recording. As thousand-pound warheads pounded Libyan forces, Obama was kicking a soccer ball, seeing the sights and watching cowboys in sequins.

    It was perilously close to George W. Bush’s My-Pet-Goat moment, when then-President Bush continued reading a storybook with children on Sept. 11, 2001, after he was told that the second World Trade Center tower had been hit. Bush later said he was trying to maintain calm; likewise, White House officials tell me the decision to proceed with the South America trip was made in part to convey that the Libya bombardment was not a major military action.

    Obama administration officials calculated that he would take a hit for proceeding with the voyage. But they appear to have been surprised by the force of the weakling complaint, coming not just from usual suspects such as Karl Rove but from liberals such as my Post colleague Richard Cohen, who saw Obama “quite literally distancing himself from the consequences of his own policy.”

  67. “Barry, Obama, the Messiah, call him what you will is toxic to our country.”
    *********
    I think that the only certainty is that the winner of the 2012 Presidential election will be worse than the Obama 1st term.

  68. “White House officials tell me the decision to proceed with the South America trip was made in part to convey that the Libya bombardment was not a major military action.”

    tell that to the soldiers running the military operations in
    libya right now.

  69. SHV
    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    —————-

    that would mean Obama is the better alternative. If the country gave him a second term, all the shenanigans that went on in 08 will have been forgiven or completely swept under the rug and the country would be worse of because of the precedence that sets. I would rather we suffer 4 years of anybody but Obama than reward him with another 4 years.

  70. Jon Stewart Part 2.. via Larry J at NQ
    ————————–
    Some exposure of the lies and hypocrisy and Barryluv promoted by our fraudulent big Media. To me, Larry’s analysis seems sound.

  71. I am remembering another of Taylor’s film but can’t get the title. I think it was Jimmy Dean or Montgomery Clift — he drowns his fiance’ or girlfriend in a pond/lake to be with or woo Taylor (who if I remember plays a wealthy girl).. does that ring a bell? What was the movie’s name? That was another haunting story, operatic in its tragedy.

  72. Jon Stewart Part 2.. via Larry J at NQ
    —————

    I like the punch line there, berry Obemo, one time senator

  73. pm317
    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    ——
    In theory, I agree with you.

    But, now I never feel I have seen our worst president. I thought Bush was the bottom of the barrel until his buddy Barry arrived.

    The thugs in the DNC and congress need to be further punished for that they pulled in ’08, that’s for sure. The Rethugs need to be pushed for what they are doing to the working class.

    Throw all the bums out again until they get it right.

  74. “Barry, Obama, the Messiah, call him what you will is toxic to our country.”
    *********
    I think that the only certainty is that the winner of the 2012 Presidential election will be worse than the Obama 1st term.
    ———
    If it is Obama then that is true. If it is Hillary I do not think so. And if it is a Republican it is probably somewhere in between. The larger question is what position will the country be in at that point. Obama has had an executive order sitting on his desk for 2 years, calling for massive Chinese immigration to revitalize our real estate market. Also, he will use the police powers of the state against American citizens while affording them less constitutional protection than confessed muslim terrorists. What could be worse than that?

  75. I am remembering another of Taylor’s film but can’t get the title. I think it was Jimmy Dean or Montgomery Clift — he drowns his fiance’ or girlfriend in a pond/lake to be with or woo Taylor (who if I remember plays a wealthy girl).. does that ring a bell? What was the movie’s name? That was another haunting story, operatic in its tragedy.
    —————————–
    A Place In The Sun

  76. So why did Obama cancel the trip to Mayan ruins after taking his progeny on the trip and let them suffer through all the photo-ops? Wouldn’t it have been nice for the daughters to see some history?

    Look at this pic of the women surrounding him — http://js-kit.com/blob/QM8jl7bFUs18FI7f4RRG54.jpg The incongruence of that with the rest of what is going on in his world is daunting. Clueless.

    Apparently they must have decided that it would not be a good photo-op for him to be looking around the Mayan ruins while he is bombing away in Libya.

  77. #wbboei
    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I am remembering another of Taylor’s film but can’t get the title. I think it was Jimmy Dean or Montgomery Clift — he drowns his fiance’ or girlfriend in a pond/lake to be with or woo Taylor (who if I remember plays a wealthy girl).. does that ring a bell? What was the movie’s name? That was another haunting story, operatic in its tragedy.
    —————————–
    A Place In The Sun
    —————–

    Aha! Crazy horse, I HAVE seen the movie you recommended (and liked it). Thanks, wbboei.

  78. Indeed, the quote at the top is extremely odd:

    Colonel Qaddafi addressed Mr. Obama as “my son” in a letter that was jarring for its familiarity. “I have said to you before that even if Libya and the United States enter into war, God forbid, you will always remain my son, and I have all the love for you as a son, and I do not want your image to change with me,” he wrote. “We are confronting Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, nothing more. What would you do if you found them controlling American cities with the power of weapons? Tell me how would you behave, so that I could follow your example?”
    &&&&&&&

    What is this “love” based on?

    Normally, crazy talk from a crazy strongman/dictator is dismisses as, well, crazy talk. But with Obama, you have to wonder…

  79. When or why I signed up for emails from this group I do not recall, but I’m liking this and want to share:
    Washington, D.C. — Independent Women’s Voice today announced that Matthew Szewczyk, creator of the video “The Millennial Appeal to Obama,” is the winner of the $5,000 first prize in the Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) ObamaCare Anniversary Video Contest.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikPKx6bknNk

  80. Elizabeth Taylor…RIP…the last of the great movie stars and great dames…
    Paul Newman, now Elizabeth Taylor…the great ones are gone…

    *******************************************************

    btw…Trump on ‘The View’ today…Trump is not letting go of the birth certificate issue…he does not care who says what about him bringing it up…Whoopi almost had a heartattack listening to him…Trump clearly states that there is “something on that certificate that O does not want people to see”…period…

    I really hope T runs…the debates will be fantastic…he will wipe the floor with O and really leave O stuttering…

    …someone recently wrote that O has never had a strong repub to battle against…McCain just about kissed his butt, he was so afraid of offending him…Trump debating O and calling him on all his BS…T should run just for that…to create a real discussion of issues…

  81. “Apparently they must have decided that it would not be a good photo-op for him to be looking around the Mayan ruins while he is bombing away in Libya.”

    —————–

    It’s always about the photo op.

  82. S,
    I hope Trump keeps this birth certificate thing going because there’s something to it…you don’t spend that kind of money for nothing…..He prolly doesn’t know who the father is…prolly says unknown…

    Who knows maybe its Kadaffy, he certainly seems to be calling him son alot. Obama is not who he pretends to be and he is certainly getting help in the coverup…..so when this all washes out, we’ll see who goes down with him….

  83. Obama is leaving his South America trip early and returning home to focus on Libya and other problems, one suspects he is beginning to feel the heat from somewhere.

  84. LOL…the media dims are getting frustrated…

    Fallon gets frustrated with Obama

    By: Patrick Gavin
    March 23, 2011

    Late night host Jimmy Fallon stepped outside of his normal role as a funnyman to take some serious dings at President Barack Obama on Tuesday night’s show.

    During an interview with NBC News’s Brian Williams, Fallon said, “It feels like, to me, that President Obama is playing soccer in Rio with kids and Hillary Clinton seems to be really stepping up, almost like she’s being very presidential, I feel like. Isn’t it weird?”

    Williams gave Obama a bit more credit, arguing that the machinery of the presidency follows Obama wherever he goes, enabling him to keep working outside of Washington. Fallon, however, wasn’t buying it.

    “Why is he there again?” he asked, referring to Obama’s trip to Brazil. “To have cancelled this costs so much money — he can’t get a refund? Come on! What is going down, he’s making NCAA, doing his brackets on ESPN, I mean, who’s advising him?”

    Even Williams thought Fallon was entering new territory.

    “We’re seeing a little political ‘tude!” Williams said in reaction to Fallon’s comments.

    “I don’t normally do it but I get upset,” said Fallon. “I have better people advising me than the president does. I feel like I want to hear from him.”

    http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1103/fallon_gets_frustrated_with_obama.html

  85. pm317…all those photos of MO and O toasting and smiling and playing from country to country while he starts the Libyan strikes…so, so disrespectful…

    they are so unbelievable, clueless and brazen…they don’t give a damn…they project such entitlement and FY to anyone that criticizes them…

    there is one picture where MO is wearing a backless dress with spagetti straps…she has no sense of decorum or propriety…next we will be seeing her in a bikini somewhere…(ugh!)

    they are like absentee parents…why do we need them, they are never home…

  86. pm317…Paul Newman died on 9-26-08…that one hurt…

    Confloyd…Trump is a smart guy…yes, he knows how to exploit and manipulate…but he would not bring this issue up if he did not know something behind the scenes…

    Jan H…that Jimmy Fallon bit is very interesting…it is so obvious that just about everyone is thinking the same thing…and now some are starting to say it out loud…

    …O & MO do not care…they think they are above it and can survive anything…by the way MO is dressing and all the drinking that is going on..with her jewels and statement earrings, etc…she thinks she is some queen…so damn out of touch…both of them…

  87. pm317
    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Paul Newman? when did he die?
    ——

    He died in 2008. It was a very bad year for all of us.
    I loved Paul Newman.

  88. Some letters to the New York Post…

    Wed., Mar. 23, 2011

    Hillary at the helm — with nothing to lose

    Posted: 10:12 PM, March 22, 2011

    Not for a second should anyone believe that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t already read the political terrain after standing by and watching our president Oz hiding behind the curtain and fouling things up (“Hillary’s War,” John Podhoretz, PostScript, March 20).

    The Clintons know that timing is everything, and Obama is approaching unelectable status at a record speed.

    If anything, Clinton now has the credentials to stand on her own.

    Theodore Miraldi
    The Bronx

    ***

    The big story isn’t Clinton upstaging President Obama by talking tough about Libya while he runs away from it. The big story is that she’s insincere when denying a 2012 run for the White House.

    That well-funded, always-ready Clinton machine smells blood in the water, evaluating every aspect of Obama’s domestic and foreign failures.

    No one can blameher for the economic malaise, the foolhardy spending that produced an unsustainable deficit, high unemployment or the scary feeling that a clueless amateur is at the helm and the ship of state is in dire peril.

    After all, Clinton warned the nation of all this during the primaries in 2008.

    She will challenge Obama for the 2012 nomination, presenting herself to a beleaguered nation as the answer to our fears and doubts.

    Myron Hecker
    New City

    ***

    Clinton may have lost the primary, but she is the one who answered the 3 a.m. phone call.

    Paul Bujalski
    West Haven, Conn.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/hillary_at_the_helm_with_nothing_pik9rIp4t4ANThytW7NZVI

  89. S
    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Trump clearly states that there is “something on that certificate that O does not want people to see”…period…
    __________________________________________

    Absolutely. It could be something as innocuous as Barry Sr. isn’t his father, thus betraying his narrative in Dreams of my Father as a complete fraud. But SOMETHING is in it. You don’t blow $ on attorneys to fight turning over a document if there’s nothing harmful in the document.

    Didn’t that governor of Hawaii recently say he was going to make a point of finding some way to lay to rest all the “birtherism”, only to come back months later and say they couldn’t find the long form BC?

  90. It is sad to see the once great dem party continue to support this moron and act as if it is terrible if any dems challenge him for the nomination. They are iether on the road to destruction or will push the country into more years of this disaster.

  91. Ohanson and Turndown Obama, thanks for the nice words. It just dawned on me that I wrote another piece similar to the basketball article, about BeerGate, and how the media and Obama rewarded the stupid behavior of the men while ignoring the brave and responsible action of the women.

    I’m going to add it as a link to the basketball article.

  92. You know everyone is saying “where’s Waldo”, they want to hear from the President, well I don’t! I just as soon he stay in Rio permanently with his ungracious wife and spoiled children. Everything this man touches turns to crap…I can’t stand his Hillary jokes. I just hope Hillary was irritated with his “gridiron” speech that fried her, but wound up frying him….

    I would really like to know where Biden is…haven’t heard a peep out of him….what’s this Gates thing….he and Hillary used to be on the same team….I don’t get it!

    Trump no doubt is going to play the trump card….Obama’s eligibility!

  93. But SOMETHING is in it. You don’t blow $ on attorneys to fight turning over a document if there’s nothing harmful in the document.

    ====================

    Probably not. Unless the bc issue is a decoy, to distract us from other things in his record. The lawsuits are demanding both the bc and other records such as college and perhaps work records.

    Or the bc issue might just be a distraction from other things altogether; as long as some critics keep talking about the bc he can make fun of them as ‘birthers’, and they’re not talking about more serious things.

    If there were anything really damaging in the bc, I expect they’d just make a GOOD forgery to produce. As it is, it’s kind of being dangled as existing but kept secret.

  94. This is what I wrote about Ted Kennedy

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/08/29/second-acts-and-redemption/

    Second Acts and Redemption

    Who decides who deserves a second act?

    I am fairly new to American history. Since Ted Kennedy’s death, I have learned a lot more of what he did (or didn’t do) in the accident he caused in Chappaquiddick which directly led to the loss of a life. In a confession video (See AGI’s post for it) he says he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of the accident. That is enough for me to know what he did. Many are glossing over the crime and some even saying everyone makes mistakes. But if a John Doe had made the same mistake as Teddy, he would be rotting in jail for sometime at least with a manslaughter conviction. Instead this reckless human being from a wealthy family got a second act for his “youthful indiscretion.”

  95. Sniff, sniff….

    That well-funded, always-ready Clinton machine smells blood in the water, evaluating every aspect of Obama’s domestic and foreign failures.

  96. Clinton may have lost the primary, but she is the one who answered the 3 a.m. phone call.

    Paul Bujalski
    West Haven, Conn.

    ************************************************************

    great line…should be on t-shirts and bumper stickers….(with a little editing)

  97. Hillary at the helm — with nothing to lose

    ================

    That tells it!

    The title, I mean. I haven’t read the NY Post article.

  98. Obama on oil
    From Ulsterman

    And as Obama preened and postured in South America, he further expanded upon the increasingly contradictory and anti-American quality that is the essence of the Obama presidency by declaring it was his intention to increase America’s dependence upon foreign oil. As the Obama administration declared fossil fuels to be an obsolete, dirty and dangerous form of energy when produced in the United States, this same president tells the Brazilians, “We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

    Let that statement by Obama sink in. This is the same president who has initiated a seven-year offshore drilling ban in oil-rich coastal areas such as Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. He has shown little interest in opening up exploration and development of the near-TRILLION barrels of oil sitting within vast shale formations in the United States. The Obama administration continues to push for vast expansions of the EPA powers in order to proceed with anti-global warming initiatives that would bypass regulatory oversight by Congress, further crippling domestic energy production.

    Obama’s own previous words have repeatedly marked deep sea oil drilling as a dangerous and undesirable venture – and a tactic whose virtues he simply does not believe in, as is so clearly indicated by candidate Obama in 2008:

    In light of Obama’s most recent encouragement of Brazil to commence with its own offshore oil drilling plans, and his willingness to spend American taxpayer dollars to help develop and later purchase that Brazilian oil, we are once again left confounded by the ongoing contradictory nature of President Obama.

    It appears that while President Obama is capable of reading the script – he has little understanding of the actual words.

    Enjoy all the oil Brazil – courtesy of President Barack Obama…

  99. The text of HatH.

    Not for a second should anyone believe that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t already read the political terrain after standing by and watching our president Oz hiding behind the curtain and fouling things up (“Hillary’s War,” John Podhoretz, PostScript, March 20).

    The Clintons know that timing is everything, and Obama is approaching unelectable status at a record speed.

    If anything, Clinton now has the credentials to stand on her own.

    Theodore Miraldi

    The Bronx

    ***

    The big story isn’t Clinton upstaging President Obama by talking tough about Libya while he runs away from it. The big story is that she’s insincere when denying a 2012 run for the White House.

    That well-funded, always-ready Clinton machine smells blood in the water, evaluating every aspect of Obama’s domestic and foreign failures.

    No one can blame her for the economic malaise, the foolhardy spending that produced an unsustainable deficit, high unemployment or the scary feeling that a clueless amateur is at the helm and the ship of state is in dire peril.

    After all, Clinton warned the nation of all this during the primaries in 2008.

    She will challenge Obama for the 2012 nomination, presenting herself to a beleaguered nation as the answer to our fears and doubts.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/hillary_at_the_helm_with_nothing_pik9rIp4t4ANThytW7NZVI#ixzz1HS63Gznu

  100. I’m not sure whether the above are letters or an article. I can’t tell. Maybe they’re comments in response to the John Pohoretz story?

  101. Trump debating O and calling him on all his BS…T should run just for that…to create a real discussion of issues…

    ==================

    I’d like to see somethihng like that. Trump also has nothing to lose (assuming he can spare the money). Sfaik, he doesn’t even have a Religious Right base to please, like Palin has.

  102. Here we go again…Everytime she gives an interview, the idiot bot media mangle the meaning of every word and gesture.

    —————–

    Is Hillary Clinton Stabbing Obama In The Back?

    Written by RK Byers on March 23, 2011

    Et tu, Brutè?

    That’s my favorite Shakespearean quote. It’s from Julius Caesar. Caesar himself says it when, after being knifed by all the other members of the Roman senate, his homeboy, his dawg, his man likethat! Brutus, sticks a knife in.

    PARTNER LINKS: Nene Leakes slams Star Jones

    And you, Brutus?

    After that, Caesar just goes ahead and kicks the bucket. I always thought that was the coolest way to die. If your own people can betray you, the least you can do is shame them with your death.

    Of course, most people know that almost no Roman emperor left the throne without getting murked.

    One of the few exceptions, Septimius Severus, was also one of the assorted African-born Roman emperors.

    That’s ironic when I think that now, a man one generation removed from African soil, is probably being betrayed in the worst way since Caesar by somebody he should have known enough not to trust from the door.

    Oddsmakers are already putting a line on Hillary Clinton making her own Presidential run in 2012.

    Clinton has already stated that she’s finished as Secretary of State if Obama wins re-election.

    That’s odd.

    Yet it was Ms. Clinton in Paris two Mondays ago doing the American-sided talking to the group of nations that ended up bombing Libya.

    Now, I remember my mother saying before I was even in double digits, “They only bomb brown people.”

    My mother was being simplistic, even she would have admitted to this. But my mother often speaks in generalities to make a broader point.

    And I don’t remember who we’d just blasted, I think it might have been Cambodia or somebody, but as if to accentuate her point, my mom started listing bombings going back to Hiroshima and Nagasaki going as far as to question who was the greater threat to mankind, Hitler or Tojo.

    Of course, over time I’ve heard that it was timing that caused us to give it to the Japanese and not the Nazis.

    Whatever.

    One of the reasons that Hitler’s madness was respected and feared to the extent that it was, was that that fool had the nerve, well, gall, to actually bomb London!

    Still, Germany got the ground troops while Japan got the nukes.

    So the question becomes, is Hillary Clinton selling out a potential 2012 Barack Obama re-election by making the man look so incredibly callous as to himself “bomb brown people”?

    Or is this just another instance of (me, this time) blaming the ineptitude of the Black man on the white… well, woman?

    http://newsone.com/newsone-original/rk-byers/hillary-clinton-stabbing-obama-in-the-back/

  103. What is this “love” based on?

    =================

    It’s a style of talk and manner from that area/culture. I know a Libyan businessman who will say on first acquaintance, affectionately, “I will do anything for you”. See also Kipling.

  104. If the country gave him a second term, all the shenanigans that went on in 08 will have been forgiven or completely swept under the rug and the country would be worse of because of the precedence that sets.

    ===================

    They already went under the rug. In summer 08. When Hillary endorsed Obama and campaigned for him.

    With precedent and a dollar, you might buy a cup of coffee somehwere.

  105. “White House officials tell me the decision to proceed with the South America trip was made in part to convey that the Libya bombardment was not a major military action.”

    ================

    That’s believable.

  106. So we return to the crazy question sparked by Obama’s insane public statement, to wit: “Qaddafi must go.” How will Qaddafi go if Obama refuses to instruct our military to take him out or to capture him?

    =================

    Maybe like Milosevic went?

  107. Previouslly someone asked what would be officially required for a ‘draft Hillary’ movement. There is no official procedure for this, either nationally or for the Dem nomination. It could happen in the Dem primary/convention but it would be by unofficial consensus. Simply, a majority of delegates could at some point individually decide to cast their votes for her.

    This would presumably be after the first or second ballot, when they were no longer required to vote for whoever they had been ‘pledged’ to. (Or, some of the candidates could withdraw and instruct their delegates to vote for her, or just ‘release’ their delegates to vote for anyone.)

    In practical terms, this would not likely happen unless, as in 1968, someone else challenged Obama and the support was split among several candidates, so Hillary would be a compromise that a majority could agree on.

  108. wbboei
    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:18 am
    Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term
    ——————————-
    Which precludes her from being compelled to campaign for the asshole.
    *********

    So Hillary will not run..who will we support now? Jesus

  109. turndown: “…what would be officially required for a ‘draft Hillary’ movement. There is no official procedure for this…”

    No official procedure, but the possibilities you mention do not include a grassroots write-in campaign that would produce at least a few delegates for Hillary and would itself constitute a primary challenge. If the campaign is successful enough, we wouldn’t even need an icebreaker candidate like Feingold or Bayh…

  110. Shadow, I’m sorry if my posts have been unclear. Of course Hillary is our very best hope and I pray she will run again. Better Hillary at any age than anyone else! Age is just a factor in HER decision; SHE may decide that she doesn’t want to spend her remaining years this way (especially the stress on Bill being the First Dude 😉

  111. When is the last date someone can toss their pantsuit into the ring?

    =================

    LOL!

    At the 2012 convention, probably.

  112. SHV
    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    What could be worse than that?
    *******
    A bat shit crazy fundamentalist Rethug theocrat?????
    ______________________________________________________

    Short of Pat Robertson, I don’t see one of those.

  113. The other thing I find highly objectionable is her sugar coating of what was done to her in the primary.

    =============

    Accountability for that is a lost cause — because she MADE it a lost cause.

  114. turndownobama
    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    So we return to the crazy question sparked by Obama’s insane public statement, to wit: “Qaddafi must go.” How will Qaddafi go if Obama refuses to instruct our military to take him out or to capture him?
    ________________________________________

    This is the point I’ve been trying to make. What is the !@#$ing point here; an indefinite no fly zone, forever and ever? Khadaffi is not going to just sit there and let the “opposition” (whoever they are), just march from city to city and slit his throat in Tripoli.

  115. turndownobama
    March 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    When is the last date someone can toss their pantsuit into the ring?

    =================

    LOL!

    At the 2012 convention, probably.

    ***********************************************************

    maybe we will get really lucky and fate will step in and there will be some excuse for O to drop out so “he can spend more time with his family” a fake illness or something…

    ***************************************

    re: Elizabeth Taylor…another one of her not oftened mentioned films that was a lot of fun was ‘The taming of the shrew’ with Liz and Richard Burton…

  116. I agree the rethugs have NO interesting candidates for the exception of Sarah, but the big blog boys will kill her candidacy, just like they did Hillary’s.

    Our only hope is for Hillary and Sarah to join up and kick the “boys club” is the arsh…

    Well that is good news she is staying on past the election so she won’t/can’t campaign for his arsh…

    My two favorite Liz Taylor’s flicks are National Velvet and Butterfield 8.

  117. she said she was confident BO would be elected to a second term

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    That may simply be correct. The GOP has been behaving so badly since the 2010 elections, that in many opinions even Obama may be the lesser evil.

    I’d probably vote for Palin 2012 if she runs, but she’s unlikely to win. MSM would nuke her, and Obamam’s bots would come out to vote against her. Imo the other GOPs would be as bad as Walker and the anti-choice people. However, Trump might be possible….

  118. I held back from getting all gushy about it in that post, but I think your work is amazing–seems you have more mastery of this technology than most bloggers, and you put it to good use. That, and you seem to work hard, even considering you leverage the technology to produce (which takes work in itself). Thanks for all you do.

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    I copied all this because I agree! Allesandro, you are a great steadfast PUMA! I refer people to your site often. That’s the sort of coordination we’ll need when it’s time for action.

    Bravo to you!

  119. ABC is guilty of duplicity.

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    Probably. But which side is ABC loading? Last I heard, Putin was criticizing the operation and Med was criticizing Putin for his criticism. That soudns more like scepticism than ‘Russia calling for’. Which one does ABC think speaks for all Russia?

  120. How will Qaddafi go if Obama refuses to instruct our military to take him out or to capture him?

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    Fwiw, that wasn’t my question. I quoted it to answer, in effect: “Same as Milosovic”.

    Bill’s air attacks made Milosevic withdraw from Kosovo (wiht no US casualites). Soon after, there was an uprising/coup in Serbia and Milosevic’s own people turned him over the to Hague.

  121. Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term
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    Which precludes her from being compelled to campaign for the asshole.
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    So Hillary will not run..who will we support now? Jesus

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    Is He running?

  122. Just my own observation…saying Obama will be reelected is something one would expect Hillary to say at this moment in time when no one is actively campaigning yet and when she is still part of his administration. I’m not sure that statement really means anything yet.

    Personally, I think she is waiting and watching to see what will unfold when the political campaigning for 2012 really gets started.

    I hope Trump challenges Obama–besides bringing up legitimate questions that need to be answered don’t you think some big Democratic Party donors would start to feel less confident about Obama in general if this questioning continued (and maybe this is happening right now since Trump is bringing it to the forefront these days). I can’t believe they are all gung ho for Obama anymore…if doubt really flares up wouldn’t that fuel a draft Hillary movement? Or does it have to come from within the Democratic Party itself…

  123. What could be worse than that?
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    A bat shit crazy fundamentalist Rethug theocrat?????
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    Short of Pat Robertson, I don’t see one of those.

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    Lots of them are in office already. The ones who are attackig Planned Parenthood, who apparently want the IRS to investigate abortions, who are making miscarriage a crime, who want to hold McCarthy-sthyle hearings on all Muslims….

  124. Probably. But which side is ABC loading? Last I heard, Putin was criticizing the operation and Med was criticizing Putin for his criticism. That soudns more like scepticism than ‘Russia calling for’. Which one does ABC think speaks for all Russia?
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    Putin is in charge.

  125. Soro’s is at it again….the New World Order in two weeks!
    nreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy
    Left-wing billionaire’s own experts dominate quiet push for ‘a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.’
    By Dan GainorWednesday, March 23, 2011 4:48 PM EDT

    Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start – and no one seems to have noticed.

    On April 8, a group he’s funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros’s goal for such an event is to “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.” It’s all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.”

    The event is bringing together “more than 200 academic, business and government policy thought leaders’ to repeat the famed 1944 Bretton Woods gathering that helped create the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Soros wants a new ‘multilateral system,” or an economic system where America isn’t so dominant.

    More than two-thirds of the slated speakers have direct ties to Soros. The billionaire who thinks “the main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat” is taking no chances.

    Thus far, this global gathering has generated less publicity than a spelling bee. And that’s with at least four journalists on the speakers list, including a managing editor for the Financial Times and editors for both Reuters and The Times. Given Soros’s warnings of what might happen without an agreement, this should be a big deal. But it’s not.

    What is a big deal is that Soros is doing exactly what he wanted to do. His 2009 commentary pushed for “a new Bretton Woods conference, like the one that established the post-WWII international financial architecture.” And he had already set the wheels in motion.

    Just a week before that op-ed was published, Soros had founded the New York City-based Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the group hosting the conference set at the Mount Washington Resort, the very same hotel that hosted the first gathering. The most recent INET conference was held at Central European University, in Budapest. CEU received $206 million from Soros in 2005 and has $880 million in its endowment now, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    This, too, is a gathering of Soros supporters. INET is bringing together prominent people like former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker and Soros, to produce “a lot of high-quality, breakthrough thinking.”

    While INET claims more than 200 will attend, only 79 speakers are listed on its site – and it already looks like a Soros convention. Twenty-two are on Soros-funded INET’s board and three more are INET grantees. Nineteen are listed as contributors for another Soros operation – Project Syndicate, which calls itself “the world’s pre-eminent source of original op-ed commentaries” reaching “456 leading newspapers in 150 countries.” It’s financed by Soros’s Open Society Institute. That’s just the beginning.

    The speakers include:

    •Volcker is chairman of President Obama’s Economic Advisory Board. He wrote the forward for Soros’s best-known book, ‘The Alchemy of Finance’ and praised Soros as “an enormously successful speculator” who wrote “with insight and passion” about the problems of globalization.
    •Economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute and longtime recipient of Soros charity cash. Sachs received $50 million from Soros for the U.N. Millennium Project, which he also directs. Sachs is world-renown for his liberal economics. In 2009, for example, he complained about low U.S. taxes, saying the “U.S. will have to raise taxes in order to pay for new spending initiatives, especially in the areas of sustainable energy, climate change, education, and relief for the poor.”
    •Soros friend Joseph E. Stiglitz, a former senior vice president and chief economist for the World Bank and Nobel Prize winner in Economics. Stiglitz shares similar views to Soros and has criticized free-market economists whom he calls “free market fundamentalists.” Naturally, he’s on the INET board and is a contributor to Project Syndicate.
    •INET Executive Director Rob Johnson, a former managing director at Soros Fund Management, who is on the Board of Directors for the Soros-funded Economic Policy Institute. Johnson has complained that government intervention in the fiscal crisis hasn’t been enough and wanted “restructuring,” including asking “for letters of resignation from the top executives of all the major banks.”

    Have no doubt about it: This is a Soros event from top to bottom. Even Soros admits his ties to INET are a problem, saying, “there is a conflict there which I fully recognize.” He claims he stays out of operations. That’s impossible. The whole event is his operation.

    INET isn’t subtle about its aims for the conference. Johnson interviewed fellow INET board member Robert Skidelsky about “The Need for a New Bretton Woods” in a recent video. The introductory slide to the video is subtitled: “How currency issues and tension between the US and China are renewing calls for a global financial overhaul.” Skidelsky called for a new agreement and said in the video that the conflict between the United States and China was “at the center of any monetary deal that may be struck, that needs to be struck.”

    Soros described in the 2009 op-ed that U.S.-China conflict as “another stark choice between two fundamentally different forms of organization: international capitalism and state capitalism.” He concluded that “a new multilateral system based on sounder principles must be invented.” As he explained it in 2010, “we need a global sheriff.”

    In the 2000 version of his book “Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism,” Soros wrote how the Bretton Woods institutions “failed spectacularly” during the economic crisis of the late 1990s. When he called for a new Bretton Woods in 2009, he wanted it to “reconstitute the International Monetary Fund,” and while he’s at it, restructure the United Nations, too, boosting China and other countries at our expense.

    “Reorganizing the world order will need to extend beyond the financial system and involve the United Nations, especially membership of the Security Council,’ he wrote. ‘That process needs to be initiated by the US, but China and other developing countries ought to participate as equals.”

    Soros emphasized that point, that this needs to be a global solution, making America one among many. “The rising powers must be present at the creation of this new system in order to ensure that they will be active supporters.”

    And that’s exactly the kind of event INET is delivering, with the event website emphasizing “today’s reconstruction must engage the larger European Union, as well as the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia.” China figures prominently, including a senior economist for the World Bank in Beijing, the director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the chief adviser for the China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

    This is all easy to do when you have the reach of George Soros who funds more than 1,200 organizations. Except, any one of those 1,200 would shout such an event from the highest mountain. Groups like MoveOn.org or the Center for American Progress didn’t make their names being quiet. The same holds true globally, where Soros has given more than $7 billion to Open Society Foundations – including many media-savvy organizations just a phone call away. Why hasn’t the Soros network spread the word?

    Especially since Soros warns, all this needs to happen because “the alternative is frightening.” The Bush-hating billionaire says America is scary “because a declining superpower losing both political and economic dominance but still preserving military supremacy is a dangerous mix.”

    The Soros empire is silent about this new Bretton Woods conference because it isn’t just designed to change global economic rules. It also is designed to put America in its place – part of a multilateral world the way Soros wants it. He wrote that the U.S. “could lead a cooperative effort to involve both the developed and the developing world, thereby reestablishing American leadership in an acceptable form.”

    That’s what this conference is all about – changing the global economy and the United States to make them “acceptable” to George Soros.

  126. Anyone else find it very interesting that Trump went on The View today and said, definitively, there is something on BO’s BC he doesn’t want known?

    Trump is no dummy. As I saw commented on other blogs, if Trump is saying this publicly it would suggest he KNOWS the BC is faulty. He could have hired an army of PI’s. He has already said he would spend up to $700 million of his money on a campaign. There is something strange about the timing of Trump’s announcement (although he has said similar things over the past few days) and his making those statemnts on The View.

    I thought Whoopie was gonna have a cow.

  127. Confloyd,

    I saw that. Isn’t Soros already past the expiration date? How the heck old is he, anyway? What happens if something happens to him? Who continues his dynasty?

  128. Clinton defends Libya action

    By: Jennifer Epstein
    March 23, 2011 03:50 PM EDT

    The Obama administration’s top voices on foreign affairs on Wednesday defended the decision to join the international effort to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya while also stressing that United States’s role in leading the military operation would be handed over to allies very soon.

    “Many, many Libyans are safer today because the international community took action,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters in Washington. And that, she said, was the mission for which the U.N. Security Council authorized intervention.

    Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi can no longer govern or “meet the legitimate aspirations of his own people,” she said, those around him to “make the right decision” about whether to continue to back him and “prepare for a transition that does not include” him.

    Speaking in Cairo on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that U.S. forces are preparing to relinquish their leading role in maintaining a no-fly zone over Libya, perhaps as soon as Saturday, though efforts and timing are still fluid. “I think that there is no current timeline in terms of when it might end,” he said of the attacks against Qadhafi’s regime.

    “But I think no one was under any illusions that this would be an operation that would last one week, or two weeks, or three weeks,” he said. Nonetheless, he said the U.S. military is preparing to back out of its lead role, echoing administration statements that leadership responsibility for Libya operations would be transitioned to coalition allies in a matter of days and not weeks.

    Clinton, meanwhile, continued to urge Qadhafi to leave Libya — a move she said would be best for the Libyan people. “Many, many Libyans are safer today because the international community took action,” she told reporters in Washington.

    As for the situation on the ground in Libya, Gates said it has “been very hard for us to assess” the strength of forces opposed to Qadhafi, making it more difficult to predict the longer-term scale and scope of the international intervention.

    “A lot of people who were in opposition, who played a role in the early days, have hunkered down,” Gates said of anti-Qadhafi forces. “And it may be that changed circumstances, where [Qadhafi] can’t use his aircraft and where he’s more challenged in using his armor, they return to the fight. But we just don’t know that.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51835.html

  129. Clinton may testify on Libya

    By: Jonathan Allen
    March 23, 2011 05:35 PM EDT

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been invited to testify on hostilities in Libya before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, panel spokesman Brad Goehner told POLITICO Wednesday.

    The invitation from Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) came as House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sent a scathing letter to President Barack Obama calling his policy on Libya “contradictory.”

    “I and many other members of the House of Representatives are troubled that U.S. military resources were committed to war without clearly defining for the American people, the Congress, and our troops what the mission in Libya is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission,” Boehner wrote Wednesday. “In fact, the limited, sometimes contradictory, case made to the American people by members of your Administration has left some fundamental questions about our engagement unanswered.”

    White House officials briefed congressional aides on the situation on Tuesday, saying the United States is not at war with Libya and that command will be handed over to a coalition authority within a matter of days. But that did little to quell dissent from lawmakers — ranging the political spectrum — who believe the president overstepped his proper role by committing troops without advance approval of Congress.

    Still, the president got robust new support from House and Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), adding their weight to the administration’s side of the debate.

    If Clinton can’t attend, the committee hopes Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg will appear, Goehner said.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51848.html

  130. I just saw that JanH and it is an ominous sign of future Israeli/Egypt relations….
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    Also, did you notice that lack of response to the terrorist act in Israel today? No outrage or condemnation by any prominent leader. Yer, should an Israeli build a home in East Jerusalem, it makes front page news in world wide.

  131. Okay, I’m off FOX News for awhile. I’ve had it with the pious Republicans with their Monday morning quarterbacking of Hillary and others and the vicious attacks while upholding Bush Jr./Cheney.

    Karl Rove and John Bolton….GRRRRRRR.

  132. Re the article JanH posted earlier – Jimmy Fallon praises Hillary and questions Obama. Brian Williams defends Obama. Surprised?

  133. jbstonesfan,

    I just don’t understand it. A bomb strikes an Israeli bus. Over 20 people hurt. A few majorly hurt. And no outrage. I am so sick of this double standard. It is sickening.

  134. Re Brian Williams defending Obama on the Fallon show: (Via AceofSpades) Why Obama Can’t Be Criticized – Bill and Hillary Clinton anyone?

    http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jjmnolte/2011/03/21/video-comedian-explains-why-you-cant-mock-obama/

    The comedian is Ross Bennett. Do you think he’s telling the truth, that Obama supporters are so intolerant they give the entertainer grief over any hit The One takes? I think so. I think people understand the power of mockery, the power it has to undermine a public figure. They’ve understood it since the mid-70s when Chevy Chase turned the otherwise athletic Gerald Ford into a klutz. Did this narrative hurt Ford’s chances against Jimmy Carter? It certainly didn’t help.

    No one, however, understands this power better than the entertainers, which is why most of them are reluctant to go after Obama in any way that might leave a mark. Look no further than “Saturday Night Live” and their intentionally awful Obama impersonator. They’ve obviously chosen to sacrifice laughs for fear of laying a glove on their guy. When it comes to Palin, Bush, or any Republican, however, the gloves come completely off. The whole idea is to do damage, is to diminish and dehumanize their political enemies into a punchline.

    The media, of course, is a willing participant in this plan. Under the guise of “let’s close with a humorous moment,” they use these skits to further their own anti-Republican agenda. How often did the MSM replay Tina Fey savaging Palin? Over and over and over again — until it started to take. The MSM (and site’s like Mediaite and Politico who viralize these videos online) are far from dumb, they know exactly what they’re doing — and by using SNL and others like them, they can amplify this material and make it part of the narrative, all while washing their hands of the character assassination. This would be perfectly fine if the playing field was anything close to level. But it’s not. So go to hell if you’re about to ask me to take a joke.

    The comedic class knows exactly what they’re doing, which is why they’re not about to create anything that might hit too close to Obama’s many personal and governing flaws (teleprompter, anyone?). They know a devastating piece of humor might go viral in the alternative media and create the kind of narrative that could hurt their guy.

    Furthermore, you also never see viralized on Mediaite or anywhere in the MSM the kind of right-of-center political satire Greg Gutfeld does so well on a nightly basis at “Red Eye.” So the MSM is picking and choosing “what” qualifies as “satire” and it’s always their guys Maher, Stewart, Colbert, and SNL.

  135. admin,

    basketball, kodak moments and vacations are more important to obama than world disasters and massive killing by terrorists and dictators.

    Brian Williams needs his credentials revoked.

  136. Mediaite’s take on the Trump Birth Certificate View-DefensaPalooza (We have only a few times asked why Obama doesn’t show the blasted Birth Certificate and why it is that Big Media does not demand THE source document and not accept a pdf of a certificate which says there is another certificate – which is what a certificate of live birth is contrasted to an actual birth certificate. Real journalists would demand to see the original document and not take anyone’s word for the source document. But that applies to real journalists. Trump has sufficient stature and sufficient cojones to be able to ask these questions.)

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/donald-trump-on-obama-theres-something-on-that-birth-certificate-that-he-doesnt-like/

    Donald Trump appeared on The View today and no subject was off limits. Although humorously, when Barbara Walters asked Trump about Celebrity Apprentice, Trump said the ratings for the show are great, and preferred to talk about “important” topics like President Obama’s birth certificate.

    Trump repeated his now frequent question about Obama, “why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? And you know what? I wish he would, because I think it’s a terrible pale that’s hanging over him.” Trump continued claiming that “nobody from those early years remembers him” and asked the ladies to show him a picture of Obama when he was young. Although when Trump declared “there’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like,” that’s what finally unleashed Whoopi Goldberg and her opinion.

    Whoopi responded to Trump saying, “I think that’s the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages” and asked “it’s not because he’s black, is it?” Trump said it has nothing to do with that, but Whoopi continued, “because I’ve never heard a white president asked to show his birth certificate. When you become a President of the United States of America, you know that he’s American. I’m sorry, that’s B.S.” Trump held his own throughout and even received applause, suggesting a Trump presidential run might not be as ludicrous as people thought just a few weeks ago.

  137. Sarah is on with Greta tonight. After about ten minutes with Sarah talking I realize my fascination with her is over.

    I like her soundbites against Obama, but for God’s sake, I don’t want her to be my President.

    I pretty much feel that way about everyone but a Clinton. More than 5 minutes of them for entertainment value and I am done.

    There are so few really great politicians.

    Ugh…………

  138. Yes Admin, I agree with you, Trump and many others on the BC issue.

    Maybe it wouldn’t be an issue at all if all of Obama’s history wasn’t scrubbed.

    Who is this person and what has he really done in his life besides play and admire athletes?

  139. admin

    thanks for posting that Trump interview, I agree Trump has the courage to ask. Of course anyone who questions the Messaih is a racist. Apparently they think the voters are stupid not to realise the difference between a certificate of live birth and an actual birth certificate.

    Either release a BC, or no spot on the state ballot, any and all presidential and VP candidate, no exceptions to anyone from either party.

    Good for Trump! I’d vote for this man over Waffles, frankly I’d vote for any repub over Waffles. At least from the repub you know what you’re getting, Waffles is for Waffles first and always.

  140. Shadowfax: “After about ten minutes with Sarah talking I realize my fascination with her is over.

    I like her soundbites against Obama, but for God’s sake, I don’t want her to be my President.”

    ******

    I’ve never been fascinated by her and am suspicious of her politics, but she does have character, which puts her quite a few notches above Obama. In a match-up, I’ll vote for her.

  141. Is Hillary Clinton working part-time as a bank teller????:

    A Dallas Wells Fargo bank teller risked her life and thousands of dollars on a bet that a robber at her window would be stupid enough to comply with her request that he show two forms of identification.

    But sure enough, her bet paid off! The robber, 49-year-old Nathan Wayne Pugh of Sachse, Texas, actually took the time to search through his pockets and wallet to produce the IDs — which turned out to be his Wells Fargo debit card and a state ID card. Then the teller stalled even more by very slowly copying the information.

    Thanks to her efforts, authorities had ample time to arrive on the scene.

    Pugh was apprehended when he tried to flee the bank with $800. He was later found guilty of bank robbery and sentenced to an eight year prison term. He was already on parole for two other aggravated robberies.

    There’s no word on whether or not the teller was rewarded for her savvy risk. Regardless, she gets bragging rights and a great story to tell her kids.

  142. pm317….I like Vivian Leigh very much but I think you’re right. Taylor could have done those roles nicely. Even, (gasp!) ‘Gone with the Wind’.

    She was chosen for ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’. Purrrfect.

  143. I like everything Sarah did while in office, but I can not get over her quitting. I think she got very bad advise on that. That is the reason she will never win.

  144. American Thinker
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    March 23, 2011
    Obama’s fatuous statement on terror bombing in Jerusalem
    Leo Rennert

    To fully grasp President Obama’s see-no-Palestinian-evil response to the fatal terror bombing in Jerusalem, it’s worth looking carefully at his official statement. Here are his comments in full:
    “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing in Jerusalem today, as well as the rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days. Together with the American people, I offer my deepest condolences for those injured or killed. There is never any possible justification for terrorism. The United States calls on the groups responsible to end these attacks at once and we underscore that Israel, like all nations, has a right to self-defense. We also express our deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday. We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties.”

    For starters, note that Obama never points out that this was a “Palestinian” terror attack and that these are “Palestinians” in “Hamas-ruled” Gaza who have been firing rockets and mortars in recent days. In the president’s antiseptic view, there just was a bomb of unknown provenance that suddenly exploded in Jerusalem. Not a word about Palestinian culpability or that Gaza is under the rule of Hamas as Iran’s proxy. No “Palestinian” fingerprints. No “Hamas” fingerprints.

    Regarding the fatal bomb explosion in Jerusalem, Obama condemns “the bombing” — but not the bomber. As for fire directed at southern Israel from Gaza, he condemns “the rockets and mortars” — not the Palestinian groups which do the actual firing, or Iran which supplies them with such weaponry.

    Moving on, It’s fine for Obama to say there is never any justification for terrorism. But neither is there any justification for ignoring the source of this particular terrorism

    Obama again tiptoes around the plain fact that this was a Palestinian attack on Israeli civilians when he calls on “the groups responsible” to end such attacks. Which groups? Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been pelting Israel with some 60 rocket and mortar attacks in the last four days. Why throw a cloak of anonymity around them? And could the Jerusalem bomber have been inspired by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s incessant anti-Israel incitement campaign, including serial glorifications of suicide bombers? Shouldn’t Obama, at a minimum, have called on Abbas to end such incitement?

    The president, in his statement, extends “deepest condolences” for both victims of the Jerusalem bombing and for the deaths of Palestinian civilians a day earlier. That’s playing the all too familiar, but totally misplaced, equivalence game. What Obama fails to point out is that the Jerusalem bombing was deliberately aimed to injure and kill as many civilians as possible, whereas there was no such intent the day before when the IDF, responding to rocket and mortar attacks from a grove, accidentally hit these Palestinian civilians next to the grove.

    There is a moral difference between Hamas’ use of Palestinian civilians as “human shields” when directing rocket attacks against Israel, and the IDF going to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties.

    So, Obama ends his statement by urging “all parties to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties.” Again, the equivalence game. As far as Obama is concerned, Palestinian terrorists and Israel have equal responsibility to end the mayhem. Obama obviously doesn’t get it. It’s not Israel that has racheted up violent attacks in recent days and weeks. It’s Palestinians. If they would stop, the violence would end. Obama needed to point the finger at the real culprits. He didn’t.

  145. Whoopi responded to Trump saying, “I think that’s the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages” and asked “it’s not because he’s black, is it?”
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    Oh yea? Well Alexander Hamilton was white, and he could not become president because he was born in the West Indies. Lest we forget, Obama posted a false birth certificate on his website and he demanded that McCain produce one, which he did. Whereupon Obama refused to do so himself. Hey Whoopie, it is the Constitution stupid! What she is really saying is Obama should not have to comply with the Constitution when there is reason to proof. And the reason he is absolved of that responsibility is because he is black. That is a racist argument.

  146. I like everything Sarah did while in office, but I can not get over her quitting.

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    How much do you know about the reasons she quit?

  147. How much do you know about the reasons she quit?
    **********

    Doesn’t matter, she quit an elected office and to be truthful, she did it in a bizarre way and really never came clean.

  148. really never came clean

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    How would you know that? How much of her explanation did you read?

  149. The Prophet, peace and blessing upon him, said:

    “Help your brother, whether he be an oppressor or one of the oppressed.”

    Some said “O Messenger of God, we help him if he is oppressed; but how can we help him if he is an oppressor?”

    The Prophet said, “By stopping him.”

  150. Last night on Greta, paraphrasing because I don’t remember the exact words, she asked Palin something like ‘is that a go for you?’ using the word ‘go’ as a being an acceptable alternative. Palin did not understand that — she started saying she does not know where Gaddafi would go.. Greta tried to say how she meant it but she still didn’t get it.. LOL

  151. really never came clean

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    Why add a statement that you cannot know to be true, if you did not read everything she said about it?

  152. Whoopi like people fall back on the black president vs white president on the BC issue but how many white presidents held back their info and how many had parents that were not citizens of this country and AWOL or dead. I don’t know history of presidents well.. looked like McCain came close being born outside the mainland US and he produced his BC. Bill Clinton didn’t know his dad either but even if his mom were not alive, there was enough paper trail there that nobody needed second guessing as to where he came from and he would have shown his BC. Why can’t Obama release all the info not just BC to show us his paper trail?

  153. What gets me is that McCain came forth and showed his birth certificate to put to rest any question of where he was born and if he was a US citizen. In Obama there are also plausible questions of citizenship, yet he goes to extreme lengths to keep his BC under wrap and key while the media ignores the issue.

    In my opinion, Obama was likely born in the US as he says but it still doesn’t explain the large sums of money he has put forth to keep his BC under wraps. I don’t consider myself a “birther” but any reasonable person has to wonder legitimately why he is doing that.

    I’ve read some speculation that his birth certificate may not be in his name but in the name of Barry Soetoro, his adopted name, as law at the time required the BC to be changed to reflect the new name. In that case there may be no BC with the name Barack Obama on it. I wonder if there are some legal complications in some way if it is revealed his BC name isn’t Barack Obama?

  154. AmericanGal
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:32 am
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    The fact that O declined to produce the bc should have told this country all it needed to know about his character, his regard for a need to be accountable to the people. Surely each of our troops had to produce a bc in order to risk their lives for the U.S. On that basis alone, a decent human seeking the OO would have hastened to reveal.

    And not only did McCain hasten to provide the document, he did so as a well-known and proven American: the son of high-ranking military, open record of having graduated from military academy, and as a well-known prisoner of war. That media would press the McCain issue and The View question Trump’s stance regarding O, shows just how skewed things are. Those women looked like fools protecting their man, but I’m not certain how many of those who view the scene would agree. A very troubling situation.

    But it does fit right in with my belief that Obama loves CHAOS.

  155. As far as Sarah Palin goes- The unmistakable test for her was how she handled the “blame game” assigned to her by Obama’s media thugs- She made a fatal error using the term “blood libel” perhaps not fully understanding the implications of the phrase, who it affects, for more ill wind giving the media additional fuel for burning her at the stake.

    I have wondered at times, who is the person that suggested the use of that particular term in her rebuttal statement responding to charges made by the media of targeted killing. She never fully recovered lost ground after that minor skirmish. Which to me, is a future indicator of how she would handle herself in full on attacks from Republicans and Democrats like Pitt bulls, tearing at her from opposite directions.

    Sarah allows them to draw her into the drama, becoming over emotional responding in kind to their attacks rather than remaining focused, as she would, if she were looking through the cross hairs of her gun-sight until she found the right words and tone putting her detractors down.

  156. Whoopi using her racist black vs white president statement left herself wide open for ‘The Donald’ to call her out as a racist. She was lucky he stayed on point questioning Obama’s birth certificate which I think is going to be the theme of his campaign should he decide to run-

    Babwa Walters was disgusting imo- the perpetual ‘peace maker’, seasoned cover-up artist, not wanting to offend (the indefensible president) I was glad to see Trump waved her off when she tried diverting his attention to his show The Apprentice and he responded, I’m not worried about my show, the ratings are great, returning once again to the subliminal reason he agreed to be on the View in the first place!

  157. The WTF Media again…

    FOX Nation says this about Obama’s Trade Deal with South America:

    “With Obama scheduled to depart Wednesday morning, the White House has yet to announce any major economic or diplomatic progress. No new Latin trade treaties emerged, and pending treaties with Panama and Colombia — countries Obama skipped this time around — are sidetracked in Washington, forestalling any new Latin trade deals.

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/23/nice-vacation-obama-returns-latin-america-empty-handed#ixzz1HWKaAi5X

    Huff n Puff says this:

    The president left behind a wave of goodwill in Latin America as he shored up alliances that the White House said would prove pivotal for years to come.

    A “wave of goodwill” !!! That and a ride on AFOne will get you another Free Vacation

  158. Well, here is a familiar phrase 🙂

    Led into war by a president who can’t be trusted

    Americans will have a hard time supporting President Obama’s war in Libya — because the United States is already fighting two wars, because the president never publicly made the case for involvement, because Congress never authorized the war, and because there are no identifiable American interests.

    But just as important, for those Americans paying close attention, is the growing realization that the president can’t be trusted. His assurances that America’s military role in Libya will be limited in scope and duration carry little weight after the lies and evasions of his top aides. Not even a week into our war on Libya, the White House has already peppered Americans with a handful of falsehoods, equivocations and misleading statements.

    On Tuesday, for instance, Obama was asked by Spanish-language Univision about an “exit strategy” from Libya. “The exit strategy,” Obama said, “will be executed this week — in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. We will still be in a support role. We will be supplying jamming, intelligence and other assets unique to us.”

    It depends on what the meaning of “exit” is, I guess. ABC News White House reporter Jake Tapper responded to Obama’s word games: “Planes in the air? Ships in the Mediterranean? Intelligence being provided? Doesn’t sound like an exit strategy at all.” But it was a typical Obama play of redefining words to mean something they have never meant before.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also falsely downplayed our role in this war. “We did not lead this,” Clinton said of Operation Odyssey Dawn. But Vice Adm. Bill Gortney of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sure made it sound like we did: “In these early days, the operation will be under the operational command of Gen. Carter Ham. … And the commander of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn … is Adm. Sam Locklear.”

    Gortney had his own moment of prevarication, speaking Saturday of “over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from both U.S. and British ships and submarines. …” Turns out the Brits had fired two of those missiles. That’s like talking about the time the NBA’s Michael Jordan (69 points) and John Paxson (two points) poured in 71.

    It’s understandable the administration would want to downplay the U.S. role — Americans have little appetite for another war, and so this White House wants to pretend this isn’t a war. But official deception just means people can’t trust the administration when it says the U.S. is pulling back or drawing down.

    One of the starkest instances of Obama administration deception on Libya came from an unnamed “senior administration official” regarding the clear clash between this unauthorized entry into an offensive war and an emphatic statement Obama made in 2007: “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

    When the Wall Street Journal pressed the administration official on this, the official claimed that Obama’s campaign trail comments referred to “an invasion like we saw in Iraq.” But that wasn’t the question. Very simply, President Obama’s actions don’t match candidate Obama’s rhetoric, but the administration twists words and facts to try and hide any discrepancy.

    In domestic policy, this game has been played plenty of times: Obama makes a promise, Obama breaks the promise, Obama plays Clintonian word games to pretend he kept his promise.

    Remember this?: “If you make less than $250,000 a year, you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.” Obama raised tobacco taxes by April, and then under Obamacare he signed a tanning tax and authorized a fine — which his lawyers say is really a tax — on uninsured Americans, eliminated tax deductions for over-the-counter medications, and nibbled away at other tax deductions used by middle-class families. Yet still, Obama told Bill O’Reilly in February, “I haven’t raised taxes once.”

    He pulled a similar stunt on lobbyists. “They won’t work in my White House,” he said. Then he hired more than 50 ex-lobbyists in top jobs, including Cabinet secretaries. Still, in his State of the Union, Obama said, “We have excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.” When I pressed on this, a White House spokesman said, “As the president said, we have turned away lobbyists for many, many positions.”

    This is a president who apparently does not mind twisting words and flatly misleading his people. On tax deductions and the revolving door, this sort of prevarication is offensive.

    On matters of war, Obama’s tenuous relationship with the truth is far more disturbing.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/03/led-war-president-who-cant-be-trusted#

  159. “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also falsely downplayed our role in this war. “We did not lead this,” Clinton said of Operation Odyssey Dawn. But Vice Adm. Bill Gortney of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sure made it sound like we did: “In these early days, the operation will be under the operational command of Gen. Carter Ham. … And the commander of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn … is Adm. Sam Locklear.”
    ________________________

    If I remember correctly- The UK was first on the scene in Libya with air power and rockets.

  160. “This is a president who apparently does not mind twisting words and flatly misleading his people.”

  161. Norma Despond-

    I plucked this video from your video’s site. Thx-

    I think we remember it well during the debates!

  162. Well I just saw it again. IT TAKES A VILLAGE. This was on a brochure about a Diabetic Conference.

    Now tell me, do you remember any phrases of Os, Bush II, Bush I, and I have to admit, even from Bill. This phrase, which was ridiculed at the time, really has struck a nerve, and we have heard it and will hear it again and again.

    Next is to actually get her into the Job we voted her into.

  163. looked like McCain came close being born outside the mainland US
    ********
    The “Natural born” issue could have been cleared up if a court challenge had been made when Barry Goldwater was the Republican candidate. He was born in Arizona before Arizona was a state.

  164. Norma Desmond
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:50 am
    —————–
    Perhaps this is the wave of good will the folks way down south felt: In El Salvador O vowed to renew his push for immigration reform. His announcement was just ahead of this release:
    WASHINGTON – In a surprising display of growth, census figures indicate Hispanics will reach a new milestone: more than 50 million people, or roughly 1 in 6 Americans. The Census Bureau on Thursday is releasing its first set of national-level findings from the 2010 count on race and migration. They show that Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the past decade, exceeding most states’ estimates. The government will also announce America’s new center of population distribution. Pulled south by migration, the center is expected to edge westward toward a small Missouri village of 109 people, on a historic path to leave the Midwest by midcentury.

  165. Camp Lejeune Marines To Libya

    WCTI ABC ^

    March 23, 2011

    We’ve seen Camp Lejuene marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and now they are joining the fight against Libya. 2200 marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or 26th MEU will take part. Their mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people.

    “In Libya right now they are doing exactly what we need them to do. They are doing what they are told and right now that’s protecting Libyan people against Qadhafi forces,” said Captain Timothy Patrick, a marine with the 26th MEU.

    A press release from the 26th MEU reads, in part:

    “Protecting the innocent and conducting combined operations are what we are designed to do, our forces are doing both as part of the U.S commitment to protect Libyan citizens.”

    Patrick says that marines from the 26th MEU are coming on the end of their deployment. They will be replaced with marines from the 22nd.

    http://www.wcti12.com/news/27257042/detail.html#

  166. But it does fit right in with my belief that Obama loves CHAOS.

    =====================

    Yes. Distraction from real issues.

  167. “blood libel”
    I have wondered at times, who is the person that suggested the use of that particular term

    =========================

    The term was used about a week previously, also referring to the flap blaming her for the Tucson shooting. It had been used in previous years for similar political, non-ethnic, matters. See entries following the shooting at bemused_leftist.livejournal.com

  168. Camp Lejeune Marines To Libya
    *******
    Interesting return of history “To the Shore of Tripoli, etc., etc.”

    207 years ago, US first Marines landed in Tripoli for rescue mission during First Barbary War.

  169. More delusions…

    Obama defends his Nobel Peace Prize following over Libya campaign

    Agencies Posted online: Thu Mar 24 2011, 13:15 hrs
    Washington : US President Barack Obama has said that he does not see any contradiction between his Nobel Peace Prize and his actions in Libya.
    “When I received that award, I specifically said there was an irony because I was already dealing with two wars. So, I am accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also someone who aspires to peace,” Politico quoted Obama, as saying.

    “I think the American people don’t see any contradiction in somebody who cares about peace also wanting to make sure that people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power,” he added.

    Obama’s comment comes after Bolivian President Evo Morales and a Russian political leader, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, launched a joint effort to have the US President stripped of the award following the US-led military campaign against Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi.

    Obama further defended the US involvement in Libya, saying that he is focused on ensuring that Libyans can “live out their own aspirations”.

    “We’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed,” Obama said.

    The Nobel committee has been criticized both in the US and abroad for its 2009 decision to award the prize to Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” only a few months after his inauguration.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/story-print/766772/

  170. Pew: Bill Clinton’s Favorability Rating Hits New Record

    Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 10:10 AM
    By Jim Meyers

    Former President Bill Clinton’s favorability rating has soared in the past three years and now stands at 67 percent — his highest rating since leaving the White House, according to a survey by The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

    Clinton’s rating stood at 52 percent in February 2008, when wife Hillary was in a Democratic primary battle with Barack Obama. That rating has risen by 15 percentage points since then and matches his previous high dating back to November 1991.

    His unfavorability rating, meanwhile, has plunged from 42 percent to just 29 percent.

    His favorability is way up among Republicans, rising from 16 percent in February 2008 to 40 percent in the new survey. It also has risen among independents from 53 percent to 66 percent, and among Democrats from 81 percent to 89 percent.

    Clinton also enjoys an 88 percent rating from blacks, up from 79 percent three years ago.

    Within age groups, he rates highest among those 18 to 29 (70 percent), and within income groups, he rates highest at 72 percent among those earning less than $30,000 a year.

    Bill Clinton’s glow seems to be mutually reflected with Hillary’s ratings as Secretary of State. A CNN poll in March found that Mrs. Clinton had a 65 percent approval rating. President Obama, who battled Mrs. Clinton for the Democratic nomination, had an approval rating of 47 percent.

    Since leaving the presidency, President Clinton has won wide praise across the political spectrum for his work with his Clinton Foundation, which he established to take action on global problems he could uniquely influence through his experience as a global leader. Today it works in more than 60 countries and in the United States to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protect the environment.

    One project of the foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, has raised more than $57 billion since its 2005 inception for 1,700 philanthropic projects that have improved the lives of 220 million people around the globe.

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/BillClinton-Pew-ranking-record/2011/03/24/id/390592

  171. admin, omg that Ross Bennet clips is hilarious. “They defend him like he’s developmentally disabled.” So true!

    Btw, speaking of Palin, I just got around to watching the last 3 eps of SP’s Alaska show that I hard recorded. I really like her. She’s no Clinton, but she really seems to me to be that very rare thing – an honest politician. And at this point that’s the best I can ask for from the GOP side, a nominee that’s not a crook.

  172. People criticize Palin for quitting the gov’ship, but I actually see it as pretty brilliant, if risky, maneuvering. Faced with a no-win situation, where she would have to face debt and bankruptcy to battle legal harassment, she redrew the battle lines and took the fight to the enemy’s front lawn.
    That is a brain that would have made a winning general if she had gone to West Point.

  173. Operation Odyssey Dawn

    What a crackpot name for a war, or a nonwar with bombs.

    The word Odyssey doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling that this is a short term, No Fly Zone, and let that country fight it’s war for independence alone.

    Nope, it was a poor name, to say the least…

    Od·ys·sey

    1. An epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus’s adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.

    2. A long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc

  174. What a crackpot name for a war
    ——————————
    long journey + beginning
    Think I’m gonna be sick.

  175. People criticize Palin for quitting the gov’ship, but I actually see it as pretty brilliant, if risky, maneuvering. Faced with a no-win situation, where she would have to face debt and bankruptcy to battle legal harassment, she redrew the battle lines

    ===================

    Very likely. She also quit an Alaska ethics panel in protest for another member’s actions — and afterwards got elected Governor.

    If she trusted the Lt Gov to do a good job continuing her work, then there’s nothing wrong with her resigning as Gov to work for the same ends in a different way. If she’d stayed and fought the harrassment, she would be criticized for that. Like Hillary,whatever she does, she will be criticized for.

  176. CLINTON SUMMONED TO CAPITOL HILL TO EXPLAIN…

    Video of Hillary speaking at link. Please post if you can admin-

    John Boehner rips President Obama on Libya

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) escalated his critique of President Barack Obama’s handling of military operations in Libya Wednesday, sending the president a scathing letter that demands answers to the run-up to engagement in the region and hits the White House for first consulting the United Nations and the Arab League, but not Congress.

    Boehner wrote in the letter that he is “troubled” the United States military has been engaged in the attacks on Libya “without clearly defining” what the mission is and what America’s role is in achieving the goal.

    The letter is a far sharper critique of the president’s handling of the affair than Boehner has offered. It makes clear that Republicans, at least in the House, will play an oppositional role for the White House as the situation in Libya unfolds.

    Libya has emerged as thee dominant political discussion in Washington and partisan divides are beginning to take firmer shape. On Wednesday, a band of Senate Democrats who were critical of the war in Iraq came out in support of Obama. In the Republican-controlled House, the Foreign Affairs Committee called on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify.

    Politically, the GOP had been cautious on Libya. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been publicly silent after the airstrike. Boehner’s letter, though, escalates their position against the White House. Given Boehner’s methodical, and deliberate messaging strategy, the questions he posed are likely to keep surfacing until sufficient answers are given to Congress.

    The questions touch on the U.N. resolution, among other things. Boehner notes that the U.S. has said Col. Mommar Qadhafi should step down, but the resolution does not indicate a similar goal. Given that, Boehner asks if it would be acceptable for Qadhafi to stay in power, how he’d be removed from power, and why the U.S. would “commit American resources to enforcing a U.N. resolution that is inconsistent with our stated policy goals and national interest.”

    He also hits on the strategy as it deals with American partners in the mission. The speaker asks which nations are in the lead, if there are clear lines of authority and responsibility and whether the mission involves attacking “land-based battlefield activities.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51843.html#ixzz1HXTuAMCx

  177. votermom
    March 24th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    People criticize Palin for quitting the gov’ship, but I actually see it as pretty brilliant, if risky, maneuvering. Faced with a no-win situation, where she would have to face debt and bankruptcy to battle legal harassment, she redrew the battle lines and took the fight to the enemy’s front lawn.

    ———
    Well that’s a glass half full view of the situation that I don’t share.

    I expect a Governor that runs for the office and wins, to finish out their term.

    The chances of the Palin’s going into bankruptcy over a law suit is very slim unless it is a very serious charge against her, and I think Sarah is better at doing what she is doing now, giving a voice to conservatives against the BoyKing.

    Just my two cents.

    I just don’t take Sarah seriously as a Presidential candidate at this point in time. Maybe in the future…

  178. Norma Desmond
    March 24th, 2011 at 10:14 am
    ——————
    Check Norma’s comment for the boob getting locked out of OO {can’t get the link for the video but there is embed code there}

    This was Bush II trying to ‘escape’ from a news conference..

  179. there were at least 10 ethics complaints 5 months after the presidential race.

    ===============

    Yes. It was crazy stuff. Like, Palin had a mass-produced jacket that had a logo on it, like many do. She wore this on a cold day and got photographed. So the nut filed a suit saying she was advertising the manufacturer, or something.

    Iirc, Palin had passed some new law making it easier to file such ethics charges — turns out the law was easy to abuse.

  180. I think Palin stopped the bleeding by quitting. They would have gone after her if she had remained in office and would have damaged her both financially and otherwise to a point of no return. I also think she could not quite explicitly say this was the reason because that was what was going to happen.

  181. Thank you Mrs S for the link to the video of Hillary speaking about Libya.

    She always puts things into focus when she speaks, unlike her boss or the media.
    —-

    Video of Hillary speaking at link. Please post if you can admin-

  182. It was obot hooliganism. They wanted to destroy her so she could never ever threaten The Precious again.
    And typical of obotics, it was stupid and backfired predictably.

  183. I expect a Governor that runs for the office and wins, to finish out their term.

    =============

    These ethics investigations were also costing the state of Alaska a lot of money. The best way to get the job done that she had been elected to do, was to get the Gov’s office out of the line of fire and let the Lt Gov finish the job.

  184. What I hope for from the Republican candidates (like Trump, Bachmann, Palin et al) now is to talk up the BC and other mysteries associated with Obama and of course his incompetence, things that the feckless and asslicking media would never bring up and for that to resonate more and more with the voters, enough to scare the shit out DNC and the Dim Party that they ask Obama not to run and you know who will pick up the mantle then. This will be more effective than voter chorus for drafting Hillary. We need those ‘objectionable’ stuff associated with Obama to surface.

  185. Assad is killing demonstrators in Syria so why aren’t we bombing him as well? He is much more of a danger thanGhadafi is as he is getting advanced weapons from Iran and as we have already seen, attempting to buld a secret nuclear facility which Israel took out. We are very selective in which dictators we take out. Ones like Assad and Amhadinejad , who seek the destruction of Israel, are OK.

  186. The other ironic thing is that by going after her like that, they have vetted her as a candidate. If there was any real dirt it would have been plastered on her face by now. Kind of like when the rethugs tried to accuse Hillary of murdering Vince Foster. There’s another over-vetted woman.
    Whereas The Precious isn’t even supposed to show his college transcript.

  187. jbstonesfan, one dictator at a time and weaker one first..and delicately walking that fine line between a ‘kinetic’ military action and a full scale war that may devolve into WWIII.

  188. for those that already miss Elizabeth Taylor…this is a rare, beautiful pictorial of her with her children and grandchildren…

    wbboei…you may find this interesting…very touching…

    youtube.com/watch?v=w6YN1gU-vJc&feature=player_embedded#at=192

  189. one dictator at a time and weaker one first..and delicately walking that fine line between a ‘kinetic’ military action and a full scale war that may devolve into WWIII.

    ================

    Libya’s rebels are strong enough to handle it themselves with just some temporary help from us. (Or they were, if we’d helped them soon enough.) Also, Gaddafi doesn’t have a bunch of allied nations supporting him.

  190. just one more for the two greats…Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor together in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

    glimpses of their intensity and gorgeous eyes…there will never be another Paul or Elizabeth…they could say more in a glance than millions of dollars worth of special effects…

    beauty, talent and such great humanitarians…

    (about 3 minutes long)

    youtube.com/watch?v=ovqCT6PX1t8&feature=player_embedded

  191. On the meme, a thread for birthers:
    http://datechguy.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/why-trumps-birth-certificate-statement-will-resonate/

    Da Techguy / Da Techguy’s Blog:
    Why Trump’s Birth Certificate statement will resonate — …in three sentences. — My wife is starting a new job, we will be getting new insurance because of it. We are REQUIRED to provide not only our marriage certificate but the long form copies of the birth certificates of both of our children.
    Link Search: IceRocket, Google, and Ask
    +
    Discussion: Wake up America, The Politico, CNN, Don Surber and Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion

  192. It does seem like all hell is breaking loose in the middle east…now Syria….well if I didn’t know better I’d think Soros was trying to break the middle east’s power over oil and have the world get it from Canada and South America….that’s where all his assets are and of coarse wouldn’t it be easier if Canada to Brazil was one country????Soro’s wet dream!

  193. Boehner is not the only one wanting answers from O.
    Obama facing mounting criticism over Libya
    …Critics on Capitol Hill and elsewhere are angry over what they consider inadequate administration consultation with Congress before the start of the military mission, which began over the weekend. They also continue to have questions over the conflict’s cost and consequences, as well as the U.S. endgame….
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/03/24/libya.obama.criticism/index.html?hpt=T1
    ————-
    pm317
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:06 pm See what I mean about his legs:

    When cameras catch him from a side view and he’s walking, it appears to me that his upper body is bent maybe 10 degrees from the vertical. He usually walks very fast, perhaps to make the anomaly more difficult to notice. But the picture you’ve cited is terribly revealing.

  194. pm317
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    What does it take to fake a BC?

    ——
    Photoshop for a digital copy, and a blank copy from a hospital that is filled in my someone.

  195. Ineptitude characterizes Libyan opposition

    The pervading feature of the conflict in Libya has been the ineptitude of the main rebel force. Time and again they have failed to take advantage of weaknesses among Muammar Gaddafi’s troops and, just as frequently, they have fled in the face of fire.

    The most glaring example was the opportunity offered by the air strikes carried out by the West which destroyed the regime’s tanks and artillery outside Benghazi and forced its soldiers into a terrified retreat to the next city, Ajdabiya.

    Rather than press home their advantage and retake Ajdabiya, the rebel fighters – known as the Shabaab – were too busy having their pictures taken with the wreckage or looting anything left intact from the supply trucks. A desultory attack late in the day was easily repulsed by the regime’s forces which then dug in around the city.

    The bombardment by the US, France and Britain was meant to break the regime’s forces and galvanise the rebels. Extraordinarily, it appears to have had the opposite effect, with the Shabaab retreating yet again in the next 48 hours.

    There is little sign of leadership on the issue from the political hierarchy at the opposition’s capital, Benghazi, where the provisional administration, with the prize of international recognition seemingly within reach, has been enmeshed in a bout of internal rivalry.

    Mahmoud Jibril – a former economics official – appears to have won the power struggle against former justice minister Mustapha Abdel Jalil, to head the de facto government. Mr Jibril has, however, already been heading the “crisis committee” covering military and foreign affairs, which does not, perhaps, offer great hope of immediate and radical improvement in the conduct of the war.

    The Western powers are now left with four choices. They can keep on bombing the loyalist troops until they are defenceless (a path US commanders have rejected), send in ground forces, train the rebels, or supply them with modern, heavy weapons. The last option is the one the rebels are clamouring for, but experience on the ground suggests that is anything but the answer.

    To date the Shabaab has wasted at least three times the ordnance than it has fired in anger by shooting into the air in celebration of often non-existent victories. It has blown up guns by using the wrong type of ammunition, crashed its few tanks into each other and shot down two of its own planes.

    The streets of Benghazi and other towns in “Free Libya” still have posters saying “No to foreign intervention – Libyans can do it alone”. The opposition has since been forced to ask for air strikes and will now accept training.

    And what, one may ask, has happened to the members of the Libyan military forces who, it was claimed, had defected to the revolution in droves? They, especially the officers, are increasingly scarce on the front line. The Shabaab claims that former soldiers were too slow in moving forwards, while the defectors in turn accuse the volunteer fighters of lack of discipline.

    The rebels’ operations are further undermined by an absence of command and control. On Monday two men standing within a hundred yards of each other, “Captain” Jalal Idrisi and “Major” Adil Hassi, claimed to be in charge of the fighters who were meant to be attacking Ajdabiya. A brief advance soon turned into a chaotic retreat. Major Hassi then claimed that the misjudgement in going forward had been Captain Idris’s idea. But why didn’t they liaise? “We haven’t got communications equipment” he responded. But the Captain is standing just over there, journalists pointed out. “I don’t talk to him,” said Major Hassi.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/kim-sengupta-the-resistance-has-foundered-on-its-own-indiscipline-and-farcical-ineptitude-2251298.html

  196. Dead in the water, this could kill off his Presidency. It really is a Presidency killer, “weak and indecisive”

    Few Americans see Obama as strong military leader

    (Reuters) – Only 17 percent of Americans see President Barack Obama as a strong and decisive military leader, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after the United States and its allies began bombing Libya.

    Nearly half of those polled view Obama as a cautious and consultative commander-in-chief and more than a third see him as indecisive in military matters.

    Obama was widely criticized in 2009 for his months-long consultations with senior aides and military chiefs on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. Critics called it dithering, but he said such a big decision required careful deliberation. He eventually dispatched 30,000 more troops.

    But Obama is facing mounting discontent among opposition Republicans and from within his own Democratic Party over the fuzzy aims of the U.S.-led mission in Libya and the lack of a clearly spelled-out exit strategy for U.S. forces.

    If the Libya mission becomes a foreign policy mess, mixed with perceptions Obama is a weak military leader, it could spell trouble for him in the 2012 presidential election.

    The poll also found that 60 percent of Americans support the United States and its allies bombing Libya to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.

    Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed said the United States and its allies should try to remove Gaddafi, who has ruled the oil-exporting North African country for more than four decades.

    In the survey, conducted on March 22 from a nationally representative sample of 975 adults, only 7 percent supported deploying ground troops.

    Of the 60 percent in favor of the Libya military action, 20 percent strongly supported it and 40 percent somewhat supported it. Twenty-five percent somewhat opposed it and 14 percent were strongly against.

    “NO TOLERANCE” FOR GROUND TROOPS

    The survey suggested Americans may see Obama in a very different light from his predecessor, George W. Bush, who launched the Afghanistan and Iraq wars with some allies but was widely seen as a go-it-alone leader.

    Of those polled, 48 percent described Obama’s leadership as commander in chief as “cautious and consultative,” 36 percent as “indecisive and dithering,” and 17 percent as “strong and decisive” in a question that offered only those three choices.

    “The data suggest he is perceived to be more consultative in his approach, which may distinguish him in the minds of the American public from his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was not perceived to be,” said Ipsos Public Affairs Director Julia Clark, adding that the responses broke along political lines.

    In a sign of political division, the top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, on Wednesday sharpened his criticism of Obama, saying he was “troubled that U.S. military resources were committed to war without clearly defining … what the mission in Libya is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission.”

    Obama secured U.N. Security Council sanctions as well as Arab support before beginning the military operation, whose objective is to protect civilians rather than to oust Gaddafi, the latest authoritarian Arab leader to face mass protests.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/us-libya-usa-poll-idUSTRE72N1JN20110324?

  197. Shadowfax
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    So that HI gov can arrange for one, right? Why hasn’t it been done already?

  198. Whats he selling?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/us-korea-north-carter-idUSTRE72N6NH20110324?

    Carter to visit North Korea, not carrying U.S. message (then why go? I’m puzzled)

    (Reuters) – Former President Jimmy Carter plans to visit North Korea, the State Department said Thursday, but it said he was going in a private capacity and not carrying a message from the U.S. government.

    Carter, a Democrat like U.S. President Barack Obama, visited the secretive, impoverished country in August and secured the freedom of a U.S. citizen who had been jailed after illegally crossing into North Korea from China.

    The Carter Center in Atlanta said it would make no comment on the State Department announcement, which gave no date for the trip.

    The United States, which does not have formal diplomatic relations with North Korea, suspects Pyongyang of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, a capability that could threaten U.S. allies Japan and South Korea.

    While Carter has at times played a diplomatic role since he left the White House in 1981, the State Department stressed that he was not on an official U.S. government mission to the North, which has twice conducted nuclear tests.

    “We have been made aware of his trip. I am not aware of any plans that we have to talk with him,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

    “He is traveling in a private capacity,” Toner added. “He is not traveling with an official U.S. delegation and he does not carry an official message.”

    Carter visited the North in August to secure the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, sentenced to eight years hard labor earlier in 2010 for illegally entering the isolated state.

  199. Here is an example of the Blind leading the Blind-

    One of them is running a War and the other doesn’t know elemental indicators for designating fat content in Obesity. I can’t decide which one is the lazier of the two- They’re always on vacation.

    One of Michelle Obama’s main causes is preventing Childhood Obesity. She has been visiting schools giving talks on good nutrition. She created a menu for school lunch programs of suggested dietary changes to eliminate trans fatty foods. You would take it for granted she had read and studied all she could before undertaking this worthwhile project- Right?

    “The First Lady was surprised to learn that her daughters’ BMI numbers were “creeping upwards.” “I didn’t really know what BMI was,” she writes. “And I certainly didn’t know that even a small increase in BMI can have serious consequences for a child’s health. But as Dr. Susan J. Woolford explains, despite the medical jargon, BMI (Body Mass Index) is actually a very easy way to answer a very difficult question: Is my child overweight?

    http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/high-bmi-what-it-means-for-your-child-and-what-you-can-do-about-it-2467662/

  200. You would take it for granted she had read and studied all she could before undertaking this worthwhile project- Right?
    __________________________________________

    No, with this couple, I’d assume the opposite. On every matter they appear to be either ill-informed and/ or malinformed.

  201. “wouldn’t it be easier if Canada to Brazil was one country????”

    —————————
    You’re joking right? Puleeeeeeeeeeze leave Canada out of this equation. We have enough troubles of our own right now.

  202. Clinton to Attend London Conference on Libya Military Action

    Thursday, 24 Mar 2011

    (NewsCore) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend a London conference Tuesday to discuss coalition military action against Libya, a US official said.

    The visit was announced after a four-way telephone conversation between Clinton and foreign ministers William Hague of Britain, Alain Juppe of France and Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey.

    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpps/news/clinton-to-attend-london-conference-on-libya-military-action-dpgonc-20110324-ch_12471034

  203. US stems cash flow to alleged Al-Qaeda bombmaker
    (AFP) – 4 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday took steps to stem financing to an alleged Al-Qaeda bombmaker behind a plot to send parcel bombs to the United States, the State Department said.

    Under an order signed by previous president George W. Bush, Clinton barred US citizens from engaging in any transactions with Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a Saudi, and has blocked any interest he may have in US property, it said.

    It said the action, designating Asiri as a terrorist, “will help stem the flow of finances” to a man who is wanted by the Saudi authorities and has had warnings about him issued by Interpol.

    The Saudis identified Asiri last year as the leading suspect in a plot to send parcel bombs to the United States.

    Two bombs containing his trademark explosive PETN, or pentaerythritol trinitrate, were discovered in parcels — on cargo planes in Dubai and Britain — addressed to Jewish institutions in Chicago.

    Considered the chief bombmaker for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the son of a retired soldier is thought to be in regular contact with radical Yemeni-US cleric and key terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki.

    In August 2009, he ruthlessly dispatched his 23-year-old younger brother Abdullah on a suicide mission with 100 grams of PETN either in his body or hidden underneath his white Saudi robe.

    Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the Saudi intelligence chief, who was the victim of an elaborate hoaxed surrender and even flew Abdullah to his palace on his private jet, survived his injuries but the huge blast tore the bomber in two.

    Al-Qaeda released a subsequent video of the brothers in which an AQAP commander said Asiri had also wanted to martyr himself but had to be kept behind to oversee the mission.

    Four months later, on Christmas Day, when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed to ignite a PETN device secreted in his underwear on a packed passenger jet as it prepared to land in Detroit — suspicion again fell on Asiri.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g_Xw6jUW4ulIaJZTGISdxu92tKyw?docId=CNG.c12c42e1eb18dc96618211ff9ac66120.331

  204. “No, with this couple, I’d assume the opposite.”
    __________________

    Then what in the world are they doing in the White House besides eating and thinking of ways to spend our money?

  205. Clinton, Gates to brief Congress

    By: Jonathan Allen
    March 24, 2011

    As the White House works to assuage congressional anger over U.S. entry into armed conflict in Libya, four top national security officials will give a classified briefing to lawmakers on the war next Wednesday afternoon.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are all expected to speak on the topic of “U.S. Policies and Military Operations in Libya,” according to an invitation circulated to House members.

    The meeting is for members only, meaning aides will be excluded.

    Lower-level administration officials briefed a bipartisan, bicameral group of congressional aides earlier this week. Those who attended said the unclassified briefing revealed little if anything that had not already been reported by media outlets.

    With each passing day, more lawmakers have voiced concerns about either the administration’s policy in Libya or its failure to give Congress a clear sense of the goals and costs of the military intervention. The White House maintains that it has acted properly, within the Constitution and the War Powers Act, by notifying Congress within 48 hours of taking action and by briefing leading lawmakers before striking Libya over the weekend.

    But that has done little to slow the flow of criticism hitting the White House.

    On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote a letter to Obama calling for more information than was provided in Obama’s notification letter, which asserted that U.S. engagement in Libya would be of limited scope and duration and that it was necessary to avoid refugees fleeing from Libya, destabilizing the region and thus presenting a serious threat to the United States.

    He was joined Thursday by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Populist Caucus, who chose to “echo many of Speaker Boehner’s concerns” in his own letter to Obama.

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=0BCEDB7A-5B2B-44FE-AE96-FDFDFFB859FE

  206. Mrs. Smith
    March 24th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Then what in the world are they doing in the White House besides eating and thinking of ways to spend our money?
    __________________________________________________

    Nothing, aside from choosing the absolute worst course of action / or inaction, from all available alternatives. Every. Time. Its a remarkable talent.

  207. In the last couple of years, someone in the red tape dept in HI made a rule that no questions about Obama’s bc would be answered. And/or no long forms would be released to anyone except close family.

    That’s why the Governor couldn’t pursue this.

    The legislature then considered a law saying they would send out copies for $100 each. But that seems to have died too…

  208. Few Americans see Obama as strong military leader

    By Arshad Mohammed

    WASHINGTON | Thu Mar 24, 2011

    (Reuters) – Only 17 percent of Americans see President Barack Obama as a strong and decisive military leader, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after the United States and its allies began bombing Libya.

    Nearly half of those polled view Obama as a cautious and consultative commander-in-chief and more than a third see him as indecisive in military matters.

    Obama was widely criticized in 2009 for his months-long consultations with senior aides and military chiefs on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. Critics called it dithering, but he said such a big decision required careful deliberation. He eventually dispatched 30,000 more troops.

    But Obama is facing mounting discontent among opposition Republicans and from within his own Democratic Party over the fuzzy aims of the U.S.-led mission in Libya and the lack of a clearly spelled-out exit strategy for U.S. forces.

    If the Libya mission becomes a foreign policy mess, mixed with perceptions Obama is a weak military leader, it could spell trouble for him in the 2012 presidential election.

    The poll also found that 60 percent of Americans support the United States and its allies bombing Libya to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.

    Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed said the United States and its allies should try to remove Gaddafi, who has ruled the oil-exporting North African country for more than four decades.

    In the survey, conducted on March 22 from a nationally representative sample of 975 adults, only 7 percent supported deploying ground troops.

    Of the 60 percent in favor of the Libya military action, 20 percent strongly supported it and 40 percent somewhat supported it. Twenty-five percent somewhat opposed it and 14 percent were strongly against.

    “NO TOLERANCE” FOR GROUND TROOPS

    The survey suggested Americans may see Obama in a very different light from his predecessor, George W. Bush, who launched the Afghanistan and Iraq wars with some allies but was widely seen as a go-it-alone leader.

    Of those polled, 48 percent described Obama’s leadership as commander in chief as “cautious and consultative,” 36 percent as “indecisive and dithering,” and 17 percent as “strong and decisive” in a question that offered only those three choices.

    “The data suggest he is perceived to be more consultative in his approach, which may distinguish him in the minds of the American public from his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was not perceived to be,” said Ipsos Public Affairs Director Julia Clark, adding that the responses broke along political lines.

    In a sign of political division, the top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, on Wednesday sharpened his criticism of Obama, saying he was “troubled that U.S. military resources were committed to war without clearly defining … what the mission in Libya is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission.”

    Obama secured U.N. Security Council sanctions as well as Arab support before beginning the military operation, whose objective is to protect civilians rather than to oust Gaddafi, the latest authoritarian Arab leader to face mass protests.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/us-libya-usa-poll-idUSTRE72N1JN20110324

  209. “The First Lady was surprised to learn that her daughters’ BMI numbers were “creeping upwards.”

    I think the MO quote was supposed to be about in the past, before she was enlightened as to the National Security threat posed by chubby kids./snark
    But what I hate is that she brings her kids’ weight into something so public. Heckuva burden to put on a couple of tween girls shoulders.

  210. “I think the MO quote was supposed to be about in the past-”
    ________________________

    So, that means before the ‘Affordable Care Act’ was passed last year, she had no idea what BMI stood for- Has she never been on a diet or spoken to a nutritionist before 2010? I guess not- same thing-

  211. “Its a remarkable talent.”
    ___________________

    What is remarkable about it, it’s Chicago politics 101. 🙂

  212. Gee, they are welcoming Americans with flowers! I am sure Obama would have acted swiftly had he known this.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/opinion/24kristof.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

    This may be a first for the Arab world: An American airman who bailed out over Libya was rescued from his hiding place in a sheep pen by villagers who hugged him, served him juice and thanked him effusively for bombing their country.

    Even though some villagers were hit by American shrapnel, one gamely told an Associated Press reporter that he bore no grudges. Then, on Wednesday in Benghazi, the major city in eastern Libya whose streets would almost certainly be running with blood now if it weren’t for the American-led military intervention, residents held a “thank you rally.” They wanted to express gratitude to coalition forces for helping save their lives. ..

  213. And Poor Hillary will have to face the wrath of Congress for Obama’s mess….it’s getting old.

  214. Speaking of Obama’s AHC- lookie here:
    ______________________________

    Judicial Watch Sues Obama HHS for Records Related to Obamacare Propaganda Campaign

    By Judicial Watch
    Published: Thursday, Mar. 24, 2011 –

    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 — Lawsuit Marks One Year Anniversary of Obamacare Bill Signing

    Previous Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch Indicate HHS Spent Millions on “Misleading” Obamacare Advertisements Featuring Actor Andy Griffith

    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain records related to the creation and funding of advertisements pushing the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 23, 2011, which marked the one year anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act into law.

    On December 15, 2010, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with HHS seeking the following information: “All records concerning the creation and/or funding of advertisements on the Affordable Care Act.” On December 17, 2010, Judicial Watch received confirmation from HHS that its request was received.

    Judicial Watch received additional confirmation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a component of HHS, on January 14, 2011. By law, a response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request was due no later than February 14, 2011. However, to date, no documents have been produced. Moreover, HHS has failed to indicate when a response is forthcoming.

    In November 2010, Judicial Watch separately obtained documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services regarding a series of three Medicare television advertisements featuring actor Andy Griffith. The Obama Administration spent $3,184,000 in taxpayer funds to produce and air the advertisements on national television in September and October 2010 to educate “Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members about forthcoming changes to Medicare as a result of the Affordable Care Act.”

    However, according to FactCheck.org, a project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, the advertisements intentionally misinform the American people:

    Would the sheriff of Mayberry mislead you about Medicare? Alas, yes. In a new TV spot from the Obama administration, actor Andy Griffith, famous for his 1960s portrayal of the top law enforcement official in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C., touts benefits of the new health care law. Griffith tells his fellow senior citizens, “like always, we’ll have our guaranteed [Medicare] benefits.” But the truth is that the new [Obamacare] law is guaranteed to result in benefit cuts for one class of Medicare beneficiaries — those in private Medicare Advantage plans.

    “The first year of Obamacare has been marked by lies, secrecy, and contempt for the rule of law. In light of the millions of dollars we know the Obama administration spent on misleading Andy Griffith advertisements, American taxpayers deserve to know just how much of their money has been used to fund Obamacare propaganda,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

    “Today the courts have put Obamacare in legal limbo and the last thing the Obama administration should be doing is using taxpayer dollars to run an Obamacare misinformation campaign.”

    To view Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against HHS, please visit

    http://www.judicialwatch.org.

  215. JanH
    March 23rd, 2011 at 10:20 am
    ABC World News with Diane Sawyer – Hillary Clinton on Gadhafi and Sons
    &&&&&&

    Gaddafi & Sons:

    Now available in your neighborhood to meet all your roofing needs: shingles, tear-off, gutters, drain pipes. We give fair estimates and have years of experience. Call TODAY!! 1-800-DRP-BOMB

  216. However, according to FactCheck.org, a project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, the advertisements intentionally misinform the American people:

    Would the sheriff of Mayberry mislead you about Medicare? Alas, yes.

    —————-

    Annenberg? Is that any kin to Ayers? 😉

  217. votermom
    March 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    “The First Lady was surprised to learn that her daughters’ BMI numbers were “creeping upwards.”
    &&&&&&

    “Mommy is always making me tense, so I eat to make myself feel better.”

  218. moononpluto
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    Dead in the water, this could kill off his Presidency. It really is a Presidency killer, “weak and indecisive”

    Few Americans see Obama as strong military leader
    &&&&&

    Obumma: “After consulting with world leaders, my staff, and after breezing past Congress on the way to the golf course, I then deliberated, and weighed the alternatives, then prayed, and I have decided to issue this proclamation: ummmm, charge.”

  219. Shadowfax
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    pm317
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    What does it take to fake a BC?

    ——
    Photoshop for a digital copy, and a blank copy from a hospital that is filled in my someone.
    &&&&&&&&

    From watching “Burn Notice”, you just give like $300 to a guy named Harry, and it will be ready the next day. Hey, quality takes time.

  220. Hillary will be speaking soon regarding the no-fly zone. It appears the whole Libya operation will now be under NATO command.

  221. Of course Hillary was on tv to make the important statement…the NCAA basketball games are back on tv…O can’t be bothered…he’s tired from his vacation and he wants to kick back and watch the game…

  222. Ladies and Gentleman….that was the President…did you all notice the heads peering thru the crack in the doors behind her….they were black…..

    He had to come back so it would appear as if he’s running the show…

  223. confloyd
    Good catch that someone is peering through the doors while she speaks, but when she’s done and goes back through the doors, the man standing there is not Obama. There is someone standing behind the left door who opens the door for her.

  224. I don’t know who it was…it looked like several people at different times…one on the right and one on the left…maybe they were just door openers…who knows….its very suspicious she is the one making the statements on Libya….why doesn’t he just go on a permanent vacation…??

    Now Yemen and Syria….why is all this happening on Obama’s watch….WEIRD!

  225. confloyd
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Ladies and Gentleman….that was the President…did you all notice the heads peering thru the crack in the doors behind her….they were black…..

    ———–
    I just watched the video BigCat posted, and the faces peering though the crack in the door were so distracting I couldn’t concentrate on what Hillary was saying. Was that chickenshit BO behind the door, hiding behind Hillary’s skirt?

  226. It sure looked like him….he’d do it to make sure she said what she was suppose to say….how many more days of this man will we have to endure…???

    It was either him or Valerie Jarrett. Prolly both of them…

  227. I saw a pic of Jarrett the other day in Rio…guess she went with them…she had a mean look on her face while she was looking at her blackberry…guess it was Hillary throwing rocks at her thru the phone…LOL!
    They all need to go back to Chicago and let Hillary be the President….the world loves her….she’s the only thing keeping the US up to par right now…while Obama plays basketball, soccer, fools with celebs and such…what a mess he’s made of the Presidency!

  228. #
    BigCatLover
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I watched HRC’s statement on Libya. She didn’t take questions, is this normal for her.
    &&&&&&

    Hillary: “STFU and just listen; you know I’m good about being responsive and transparent and available for press inquiries, but this time just write down what I say.”

  229. When I first read that I thought you said the French shot down Daffy’s plane….gee I wish they could do that just for the Lockerbee folks…

  230. #
    rgb44hrc
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    #
    BigCatLover
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I watched HRC’s statement on Libya. She didn’t take questions, is this normal for her.
    &&&&&&

    Hillary: “STFU and just listen; you know I’m good about being responsive and transparent and available for press inquiries, but this time just write down what I say.”
    ____________________

    I agree, rgb44hrc- The hour is very late. She needs time for updates of any new developments she should be aware of before leaving her office- She needs to go home, get some rest and do it all over again tomorrow-

  231. I have figured out who it was behind the door while Hillary was giving her update……

    It was the “wizard of oz”….LOL! He’s the one that’s been running the country in the ground…LOL!

  232. confloyd
    March 24th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Shadowfax, What’s happened to the French? They get some of Hillary’s testicular fortitude??
    ———–
    Seems as though the French want to lead the charge and Barry is all for it. He doesn’t want to upset the bros he bows to.

  233. He is back over 48% approval and plus 2.4& even after all this….I hate sounding like a broken record, but take a look at what the republicans have potentially running, and it is beyond cavil that he gets easily re-elected…

  234. You know we’ve discussed this before but when looking again at the ME map…they’ve surrounded Israel….it looks more and more like this is what is happening. No one is talking about the rockets that are hitting Israel from Eqypt…NO ONE….I read it on Debka! Where is the news media on this???

  235. How does this fool deserve that rating….people are watching messtv….they believe NBC…it’s terrible!

  236. It’s a different country than what we grew up in, and a new generation of people who really are not very American.

  237. as for who O will have to run against…it seems like the evolving plan is that most repubs are waiting until June to show their hand…things can change…don’t give up heart yet…we still have a long way to go…

    no one thought O could have won…the tea party could throw the election in all kinds of directions…if Trump gets in it could be a new ball game…there are alot of variables that could pop up

  238. confloyd
    March 24th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    How does this fool deserve that rating.
    ________________________

    He doesn’t. It’s as ‘fake’ as he is.

    I posted and article a while ago from Tarpley’s site.

    The government has contracted with Gallup polling to do polling in “other” locations. (could be anywhere in the world- Kenya, NC, SC…)

  239. Israel Strikes Gaza Targets Following Palestinian Rocket Fire

    Friday, March 25th, 2011 Posted 1 hour ago

    Palestinian officials say a new wave of Israeli airstrikes hit multiple targets in the Gaza Strip late Thursday, after militants there fired at least 10 rockets and mortars into Israel.

    The Palestinians say Israeli planes bombed an arms depot in northern Gaza, a military facility near Gaza City once used as the Palestinian Authority’s intelligence headquarters, and other sites.

    The strikes were said to have hit buildings belonging to the Islamist group Hamas, which rules Gaza. Medical officials say several people were injured.

    Also Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express concern about a bombing in Jerusalem Wednesday that killed a British tourist and wounded at least 31 other people.

    The White House said that during the call, Mr. Obama reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security.

    Israeli officials have blamed Palestinian militants for the attack.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is on a trip to Israel, called Wednesday’s bombing a “horrific terrorist attack.” He also condemned Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel.

    On Thursday, Gates met with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, and is to meet with Mr. Netanyahu on Friday.

    Barak said Israel will not tolerate attacks against its citizens. He blamed Hamas for the rocket fire and vowed to strike back. Barak said that because Hamas is in power in Gaza, the group must control the actions of Islamic Jihad and other militant groups.

    Gates arrived in Israel after holding talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo on the opposition movements that are sweeping through much of the Middle East. Gates travels to Jordan after wrapping up talks in Israel.

    http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/03/24/israel-strikes-gaza-targets-following-palestinian-rocket-fire-2/

  240. I just read the Mar. 21st version of the “insider”, I have to say it was quite interesting in that he says Jarrett and his wife are from the most radicalized part of Chicago and that Obama only listens to them because he is so weak…Jarret grew up in Iran, he sympathies are with the moslems and so is Obama’s and I bet so is MO’s…so Farrakan anyone….he doesn’t like that Daffy is getting bombed and I bet they don’t either….I also wonder why Jarrett goes everywhere with Obama…even with Mo there…that doesn’t even sound normal….

    All this stuff going on in the ME and Jarrett running the show….this worries me.

  241. Carter to visit North Korea, not carrying U.S. message (then why go? I’m puzzled)
    ———————-
    Why go? For the hot springs of course. These miraculous waters are known to cure everything from that can possibly ail you, from arthritis to rheumatics to Alzheimer disease. Carter is known to suffer from all three. And the presence of fissionable material in those waters which give it the heat guarantees that the cure will be permanent.

  242. Mrs. Smith
    March 24th, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    S

    We are going for the Draft Hillary plan just in case it works
    and she says YES!
    **********************************

    I am all for it…but in reality, I honestly, truly do not believe that Hillary will oppose O in a primary…there is some chance he would have to drop out and then of course it would be Hillary for the dems…

    anything is possible…but Hill vs O in a primary is very unlikely…

  243. Statement by President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Passing of Elizabeth Taylor

    March 23, 2011 | New York, NY | Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton | Statements

    “With the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, America has lost one of its greatest talents and fiercest advocates for HIV/AIDS research. Born in England, Elizabeth became thoroughly American royalty. For more than a generation, she brought to life unforgettable characters on film, and her tireless efforts to combat AIDS brought hope to millions of people around the world.

    We were honored to host her at the White House in 2001 when she received the Presidential Citizens Medal for her relentless crusade for more AIDS research and better care. In founding amfAR, she raised both millions of dollars and our level of awareness about the impact of AIDS in the United States and around the world.

    Elizabeth’s legacy will live on in many people around the world whose lives will be longer and better because of her work and the ongoing efforts of those she inspired. Our thoughts are with her family, her friends, and her many fans. We will miss her talent, her heart, and her friendship.”

  244. “I honestly, truly do not believe that Hillary will oppose O in a primary…”
    __________________

    Hillary doesn’t have to run OR oppose Obama for a Primary if we gather enough signatures in a “Draft”- Say, he is not opposed, someone comes forward at Nomination time with the Draft Hillary petition- at that point she has to give her answer- Y/N if she wants to be considered for the Dem Nomination…

  245. confloyd:

    I believe (as was said by the Ulsterman) Trump will be the “ice breaker” candidate that (‘the insider) spoke about in his post.

    Trump will do the dirty work and reek havoc with Obama’s BC…and all the Lies and Broken Promises Obama made in the 08’campaign..

  246. The State of Alaska has a site on how a petition can be submitted for President. The Draft Hillary 2012 petition @ Hillary Unleashed asks you to find your state and sign-up there.

    Each state has a different % of write-ins needed based on the number of votes cast (in your state in the last presidential election)

    you can read about it here if you scroll to the bottom:

    http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ci_pg_fof_pc.php

  247. Anyone here that has their own private blog is welcome to copy the Draft Hillary 2011 widget and post it on their own sites.

    The more the merrier.

  248. the lawsuit folks are getting(dont ban me 😉 ) )closer…http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/03/fac-filed-in-lawsuit-about-obamas-bogus.html

    worth reading this whether you believe or not…

    3. Intervener received a report and an affidavit from a licensed investigator and former elite Anti Communist Proliferation and Anti Organized Crime unit of the Scotland Yard officer Neil Sankey. Mr. Sankey’s report showed that Barack Hussein Obama (hereinafter “Obama”) is linked in the national databases to some 39 different Social Security numbers and multiple addresses. None of these numbers was issued in the state of Hawaii. The number that he used most often since around 1980 and still uses today, while residing in the White House, is a Connecticut Social Security number 042-68-4425. According to Lexis Nexis and Choice Point this number was originally issued to an elderly individual born in 1890, who resided in Connecticut, but this number was later assumed by Obama and used by him from around 1980-1981.

    9. Further use of SSNVS (Social Security Number Verification System ) shows that combination of Barack Obama’s name and the same Social Security number shows as failed, meaning that the number that Barack Obama is using, was not issued to him, but rather to another individual. This provides evidence of the Social Security Fraud and identity fraud by an individual, occupying the position of the President of the United States of America and Commander-in-chief of the US military. Exhibit 2

    19. There were reports of newspaper articles, announcing Obama’s birth in HI. Follow up research did not uncover any such article anywhere. Nobody ever produced an actual newspaper with an announcement of Obama’s birth in the U.S. Only a microfiche image was found. There is no evidence, verifying when this image was created. Even if one were to believe that such news paper announcement actually existed in 1961, when Obama was born, it still does not prove that Obama was born in HI, as news paper article is not a prima facia evidence of birth and it could have been created based on a birth certificate, created under statute 338-5, 338-6, 338-17, which do not provide proof of birth in Hawaii.

    27. Further records from the Student Clearing House show even more shocking evidence. In his memoirs and multiple speeches Obama wrote that he studied for two years at Columbia University September 1981-May 1983. He admitted that in summer of 1981 he traveled to Pakistan to visit his friends, but repeatedly claimed that from September 1981 until May of 1983 he resided in New York and studied at Columbia University. Taitz ran a check of his years of attendance at Columbia university and found out that Columbia official records show him attending Columbia university only for nine months September 1982-till May 1983 (Exhibit 3), which means that the President of the United States lied to the whole nation about his whereabouts for a whole year September 1981 until September 1982. One year absence is the best case scenario, as he could get his university credit by reciprocity or through extern studies.

    28. As there is no record of Obama residing anywhere else in the United States from September 1981-September 1982, or attending any other university, by way of simple deduction it becomes clear that his visit to Pakistan lasted not a month or two, as he claims, but over a year.

    29. In 1981-1982 Pakistan was ruled by a ruthless radical Muslim leader general Zia Ul Hac, who came to power as a result of a military coup, announced himself as a Chief Martial Law Administrator and ruled the country via the system of iron fist terror. Supreme court of Pakistan, apparently afraid for their lives found such rule to be acceptable due to a “necessity” doctrine. Based on verification of Columbia university records, Taitz found that Obama spent at least a year within the regime of general Zia Ul Hac. This revelation adds urgency in processing this complaint, as it shows that we have today an individual usurping the position of the President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the whole US military, while using a stolen social security number, not possessing a valid long form U.S. birth certificate and defrauding the nation and concealing a whole year of his whereabouts.

  249. Mrs. Smith
    March 24th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Hillary Unleashed has a DRAFT HILLARY 2012 site now

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    One page at the Draft Hillary site:

    Why Hillary?
    It’s not news to most people here, but it is well done. Seems like it would make a good sheet to hand out at events or street corners.

    http://www.drafthillary.com/blog/2010/10/07/why-hillary-why-now/

    People can sign the petition by clicking on “act now” at the top of the page, and clicking on “sign the petition” in the menu that drops down.

  250. As for the bc — maybe there really ISN’T one. If there were one, wouldn’t some clerk have sold it to a tabloid by now?

  251. it is beyond cavil that he gets easily re-elected…
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    If you believe the polls are accurate and that liars do not figure, and if you believe RCP is a fair composite of objective polls, and if you believe all Republican candidates for president are unelectable and if you believe the electorate is better off today than it was four years ago, and if you believe the economy is turning around for the better, and if you believe that massive job growth is right around the corner then I quite agree–it is beyond cavil.

  252. Obama’s 08′ campaign was well thought out, all bases covered, including sequestration of his (real, the long form) bc… well before the campaign. Obama probably has the forged bc form he once had on his website as the one in HI files.

    His bc is very hard to forge. They tried by using his sister’s bc and changing the info- but similar bc’s from Obama’s date of birth has specific watermarks throughout the paper, paper that doesn’t exist anymore, as well as the corresponding aging of the paper that would normally occur. If his real bc, the long form existed, he would not have spent over $1M in lawyer’s fees for having it hidden from view. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it’s not an American.

  253. WH staff are clueless, Obama got locked out AGAIN, even they were surprised at him turning up for work. No one bothered to tell WH staff he was coming back.

    Obama’s Overseas Again! Change the Locks!

    And you scoffed at yesterday’s talk of a coup by Vice President Biden. Didn’t these people watch 24? On that show, the Constitutional duty of the veep was to suddenly attempt to seize power from the commander-in-chief in the middle of a crisis.

    The gist, from Scripps Media: “President Barack Obama had to try a couple of doors at the White House before finally gaining access to the Oval Office on Wednesday. Returning from a five-day trip to Latin America, video shows the president strolling up to french doors at the White House and trying the handle on a locked door. He appeared to be whistling as he made his way down to another set of doors that were open. White House staff was apparently not informed that the President was coming back to work before his arrival.

    Wow. Even the White House staff is surprised to see the president coming to work.

    The Scared Monkeys are in disbelief at the metaphor: “Maybe the WH staff thought they were just doing America a favor. As it turns out, the White House staff was apparently not informed that the President was coming back to work before his arrival. UNREAL. Could the Obama administration be more disorganized and clueless? How could no one have told anyone what the President’s plans were? This White House’s incompetence is frightening.”

    “Keep praying, one of these days he’s going to stay locked out,” quips Zip at Weasel Zippers.

    Sister Toldjah: “I know some liberals will read/view this and exclaim to themselves, “How could she be laughing at our President at at time like this!?!” Answer: Why the heck not? It’s either scream in frustration, or laugh. Right now, at this particular moment, I choose to laugh. The alternative will cause me to lose a lot of hair …”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/263054/obama-having-difficulty-finding-key-situation

  254. ohanson
    March 25th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Mrs. Smith
    March 24th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Hillary Unleashed has a DRAFT HILLARY 2012 site now

    ————————————————————

    One page at the Draft Hillary site:

    Why Hillary?
    It’s not news to most people here, but it is well done. Seems like it would make a good sheet to hand out at events or street corners.
    _________________________

    The purpose of the “Draft” is to get signatures and why the site is set up for one stop shopping. The site is set-up as a closer- look for your state and sign. If she won’t be primarying Obama there’s really no need to ask “why Hillary” when you think about it- We’ve had 3.5 yrs of regret to think about it. Right?

  255. CBO: Taxing mileage a ‘practical option’ for revenue enhancement

    By Pete Kasperowicz – 03/24/11

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.

    The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles.

    “In the past, the efficiency costs of implementing a system of VMT charges — particularly the costs of users’ time for slowing and queuing at tollbooths — would clearly have outweighed the potential benefits from more efficient use of highway capacity,” CBO wrote. “Now, electronic metering and billing are making per-mile charges a practical option.”

    The report was requested by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), who held a hearing on transportation funding in early March. In that hearing, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the Obama administration is hoping to spend $556 billion over the next six years, much of which would go to federal transportation improvement projects.

    Conrad said in response that federal funds are tight, and in asking for recommendations on how to raise that money, he noted the possibility of a VMT tax as a way to solve the problem of collecting less in taxes as people move to more fuel-efficient vehicles.

    “Do we do gas tax?” Conrad asked. “Do we move to some kind of an assessment that is based on how many miles vehicles go, so that we capture revenue from those who are going to be using the roads who aren’t going to be paying any gas tax, or very little, with hybrids and electric cars?”

    Conrad argued some recommendation should be made by his committee on these issues when the Senate considers a transportation spending bill later this year.

    CBO’s report stressed it was making no recommendations but seemed to support a VMT tax as a more accurate way of having drivers pay for the costs of highway maintenance. The report said miles driven is a larger factor in highway repairs than fuel consumption and suggested that having drivers pay for the real costs of highways “would involve imposing a combination of fuel taxes and per-mile charges.”

    But CBO’s assessment of “costs” was broader than just those costs associated with maintaining highway systems.
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    Congress maintains the largest ratio of millionaires who were not millionaires when elected- more than any large US corporation. They never refuse across the board raises when basically it was Congressional mismanagement overseeing Banking practices that led us into this monstrous financial disaster. When will Congress be held accountable for the criminality of their actions or inaction? I guess, I know the answer to that question- never! And now that Soros is going to be allowed to revamp our currency and financial system; it is quite possible looking back at this period in history will be thought of as “I remember the good times.” If Hillary doesn’t make it into the O/O!

  256. Let me guess, those in congress will be expempt from paying this tax by the mille system……..

  257. “Let me guess, those in congress will be expempt from paying this tax by the mille system……..”
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    But of course- by virtue of their new BFF, the word “waiver”-
    ________________

    Everyone has got to see this video.. If you ever doubted what Soros is up to- this video has a chronology of this planned power grab of America over the centuries and the many similarities expressed in the Soros plan for reconstructing our financial system- identifying the family who is standing behind him seeing to it that it takes place.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USGSOViaulc

  258. Let me guess, those in congress will be expempt from paying this tax by the mille system……..

    ====================

    I doubt it will apply to airplanes.

  259. confloyd
    I also wonder why Jarrett goes everywhere with Obama…even with Mo there…that doesn’t even sound normal….

    All this stuff going on in the ME and Jarrett running the show….this worries me.
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    Jarrett is Obama’s handler and I saw a video of the Obama’s getting off the airplane at the first stop on his S. American odyssey where Jarret almost pushed MO and the girls out of the way at the bottom of the steps to get up to Obama when he was greeted by the welcoming official. At first I thought it might have been an interpreter hurrying to translate for O, but I saw the video again later and it was Jarrett. Apparently, they or he doesn’t want him on his own for a second.

  260. Congratulations Elizabeth Taylor. You have finally entered the Private Part of you life, and you did it your way. A very Private Funeral, which at your direction, you arrived late for. I truly wish for you a wonderful eternal life. RIP Elzabeth.

  261. “All this stuff going on in the ME and Jarrett running the show…”
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    Brazil is a home base for Soros’, now that Obama gave him millions of taxpayer dollars for off-shore oil exploration along the coast of Brazil. Soros must have promised Brazil’s politicos, he will enrich them beyond their wildest dreams if they co-operate fully with his plans for economic prosperity for years to come through well leveraged trade deals with Brazil coming out on the upside against the US.

    You heard Obama say in his speech to Brazilians: “You are “equal partners” with the US.

    yeah, 90% profit going to Brazil/10% of nothing going to America…

  262. I doubt it will apply to airplanes.
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    Why wouldn’t we want to fight a Tax on mileage?

    We pay a gasoline Tax for our vehicles use over the roads as it is-

    They plan on bleeding Americans dry though Taxation… without representation… Nothing new with these bums…it’s what brought on the T-Party Rebellion in Boston Harbor.

  263. HURT: Obama squanders America’s legacy

    By Charles Hurt
    The Washington Times

    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    Welcome to the post-America world. If the last one was the American Century, this century is the one in which an internationalist president abdicates our crown as leader of the free world and shuffles America randomly into the deck of nations.

    No better, no worse. No greater, no lesser.

    Just a country stuck somewhere between Uganda and Uzbekistan. We come in right before Uruguay!

    How painfully and awkwardly Mr. Obama steps forward and timidly flexes the mighty sword that was bequeathed to him. Even his most uninspired and uninspiring predecessors at least understood they had inherited an American legacy that was the gleaming beacon of freedom and humanity around the globe.

    America was the land of true Hope — not some cynical empty promise deployed just to win a small political victory.

    Even Mr. Obama’s most humble predecessors did not apologize for the great country they led. They did not bow before dictators and beg forgiveness for America’s excesses, which are but a small price to pay for actual and untidy freedom.

    And they certainly were not embarrassed by the unequaled strength of our military power.

    This cat got so full of the heebie-jeebies, he couldn’t split town fast enough. No little military inconvenience would keep him from high-tailing it to Rio.

    In his strange and remote announcement over the weekend of America’s war footing, Mr. Obama repeatedly said that our Navy would pummel Libya from the sea, but at no point would troops be deployed on the ground.

    What kind of commander in chief unleashes America’s firepower, then immediately blunts it by informing the enemy that we are not really all that committed to this campaign. So, he tells them: Just hang on and you might survive?

    That flimsy doctrine didn’t work for Jimmy Carter and it won’t work now for Mr. Obama.

    Even more alarming is that Mr. Obama was clearly trying to send voters here in America a political message that he will somehow not put troops into harm’s way. He’s not embarking, he tells us, on a new war venture with unacceptable body counts.

    The appalling disrespect Mr. Obama has for the military is such that he doesn’t even seem to have the slightest inkling the harm’s way he sends our Navy into, even on a mission like this.

    And what now that — just three days in — we indeed do have troops on the ground, rescuing downed fighter pilots?

    The only thing worse than a fuzzy mission is a fuzzy mission carried out in service of a fuzzy strategy.

    Ask the new leaders of the free world — you know, the French and so on — what the objective here is and how we plan to get there, and you wind up with something more like an impressionist painting than a military strategy.

    Col. Moammar Gadhafi is NOT a target, they say — even though he is the whole reason we have gotten involved.

    So, yes, he IS the target.

    And then there is Barack Obama, the humble internationalist, who prefers to just say he wishes Col. Gadhafi would step down. Isn’t it strange that a guy so famous for his seamless arrogance is capable of such meekness when it comes to the riches and treasures that have been built over centuries by better men before him and jealously guarded by generations?

    Perhaps, then, it is not humility we see in Mr. Obama. Maybe it is such epic arrogance that he actually considers himself so far above all those who came before him and the temples to freedom they built.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/22/hurt-obama-squanders-americas-legacy/

  264. WOW what a sentence~!

    Isn’t it strange that a guy so famous for his seamless arrogance is capable of such meekness when it comes to the riches and treasures that have been built over centuries by better men before him and jealously guarded by generations?

  265. “Isn’t it strange that a guy so famous for his seamless arrogance is capable of such meekness when it comes to the riches and treasures that have been built over centuries by better men before him and jealously guarded by generations?”
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    Isn’t it stranger that a guy so famous for his seamless arrogance is capable of such meekness when it comes to the riches and treasures that have been built over centuries by better men before him and jealously guarded by generations and the people who put him in office put THEIR PRIDE before Prejudice refusing to admit what they see, but support him anyway?

  266. We pay a gasoline Tax for our vehicles use over the roads as it is-

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    ACcording to the post above, the purpose of this mileage tax is to collect from people who use less gasoline. So of course I’m against the mileage tax. We should be encouraging more green drivers, not taxing them.

    (It’s congress who will avoid road mileage tax by using airplanes.)

  267. jbstonesfan
    March 24th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    He is back over 48% approval and plus 2.4& even after all this….I hate sounding like a broken record, but take a look at what the republicans have potentially running, and it is beyond cavil that he gets easily re-elected…
    &&&&&

    a) One week ago, he was plu3 3.0 (49.1 pos vs. 46.1 neg) on RCP, so he’s down.

    b) what about those “weak leader” polls??? 17% believe he is a strong military leader. That’s pathetic. Even a Pres. Kucinich would be at like 25%!

    c) as usual, RCP averages in some very favorable stuff:

    Rass 47 52 = -5
    Gallup 45 46 = -1
    CBS 49 41 = +8
    CNN 51 47 = +4
    FOX 49 44 = +5

    * CBS’s negative of 41% is the dramatic outlier.
    * CNN’s positive of 51% is the highest, seems skewed too.
    * Rasmussen’s positive gibes with the rest, so their 51% disapprove might just be factual.

    &&&
    Again, you’re taking suspect information, and then extrapolating that to dubious predictions. Obama wins walking away, simply because the initial field of Repubs looks skimpy?

    There is still a ton of time, Obama will almost certainly be faced with primary challenges due to:
    * his throwing everyone under the bus
    * burning his bridges
    * his incompetence (in working with Congress, in conducting military action, you name it),
    * some states might pass laws requiring proof of birth / citizenship; one domino could lead to the next, and take away a state here and there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real electoral votes.
    * any legistlative “successes” he’s had are not being viewed favorably; health scare bill was a miserable failure.

    Primary challenges will soften him up, the way body blows wears down a boxer.

    I am not sure who gets sworn in on Jan. 20, 2013, but it being Obama again I believe is looking like a long shot. The country cannot afford yet another 4 years of cronyism, ineptitude, and international timidity.

  268. I’m glad there’s aDraft Hillary campaign. I am totally writing her in at the primary whether or not that gets counted.

  269. The issue of Barry’s cover-up is not going away. To the contrary…

    It was back in June 2009 when Wenzel asked the simple question, “Are you aware of questions raised about Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility for the office of president?” and 51.3 percent responded yes.

    This month, 77 percent of the Democrats who responded said they are. Nearly 82 percent of the Republicans are, and almost 69 percent of the Independents. Overall, 76.8 percent said yes, and another 11.7 percent said they were unsure. Only 11.5 percent said there were not aware of the questions.

    “Half of those surveyed said they believe these questions about Obama’s legitimacy as president are either troubling or should be satisfied by Obama. In fact, more people want Obama to prove his legitimacy – 42 percent – than believe that the lingering questions are not valid – 32 percent,” Wenzel said.

    That division is 41.9 percent who say Obama should prove his birth story, including 60.9 percent of Independents, 58.6 percent of Republicans and 13.2 percent of Democrats.

    The survey, including 1,095 respondents, was conducted March 15-17, 2011, and carries a confidence interval of 95 percent and a margin of error of +/- 2.93 percentage points.

    much more:
    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=276865#ixzz1HdA108Wu

  270. ohanson
    March 25th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Photographs proving, or perhaps just suggesting, that Barry the pResident may be hiding something:

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    Clearly many of those photos are Photoshopped, and the person doing it isn’t very good. The placement of arms, legs, size of body parts is terrible!!!!

  271. Hey JanH, guess what…your country is gonna lead the battle in Libya.

    A Canadian general will take over command of the NATO mission in Libya.

    Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay said Friday that Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard has been designated to lead the alliance’s military campaign in Libya.

    Bouchard is stationed in Naples, Italy, at the Allied Joint Force Command.

    Bouchard’s recent job was deputy commander of NORAD, reporting to an American general.

    “He will be commander of the NATO operations, yet to be fully defined NATO operations,” MacKay said.

    The international coalition confronting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has agreed to put NATO in charge of enforcing the no-fly zone. It was still trying to hammer out a deal to relieve U.S. forces of command of all military operations in the country.

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have both said that American command of the operations would last only a few days.

  272. Electing Obama was like giving a loaded revolver to a child. The irony is that the Saudis, who played a part in his rise to power as far back as getting into law school and becoming its absentee editor, are now paying the price.

    Will Obama lose Saudi Arabia?
    March 25, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

    The US has long relied on two major alliances in the Middle East to maintain its strength, push for democracy, and supply itself with energy — Israel and Saudi Arabia. Barack Obama has managed to put distance between the US and Israel after a year of bumbling on peace negotiations created even more obstacles to talks than existed when Obama took office, and now Israel finds itself on the brink of war yet again in Gaza. Thanks to the vacillating and contradictory responses to crises sweeping the region, Saudi Arabia may be rethinking its friendship with the US now:

    The United States and Saudi Arabia — whose conflicted relationship has survived oil shocks, the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the U.S. invasion of Iraq — are drifting apart faster than at any time in recent history, according to diplomats, analysts and former U.S. officials.

    The breach, punctuated by a series of tense diplomatic incidents in the past two weeks, could have profound implications for the U.S. role in the Middle East, even as President Barack Obama juggles major Arab upheavals from Libya to Yemen.

    The Saudi monarchy, which itself has been loathe to introduce democratic reforms, watched with deepening alarm as the White House backed Arab opposition movements and helped nudge from power former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, another long-time U.S. ally, according to U.S. and Arab officials.

    That alarm turned to horror when the Obama administration demanded that the Saudi-backed monarchy of Bahrain negotiate with protesters representing the country’s majority Shiite Muslim population. To Saudi Arabia’s Sunni rulers, Bahrain’s Shiites are a proxy for Shiite Iran, its historic adversary.

    Who could have predicted this? Well … just about anyone who wondered how the sight of an American President throwing an ally under the bus would look to our other allies in the region. Obama took 16 days to demand Moammar Gaddafi’s ouster, but only waited half of that time to tell Mubarak that he needed to “transition” power immediately. Syrians have filled the streets for ten days and had the Bashar Assad regime fire on them, killing dozens, and yet Barack Obama hasn’t uttered a word about it. Even his PR flacks are taking a “wait and see” attitude, literally:

    On Thursday, the White House press secretary, Jay Carney, issued a statementcondemning what he called “the Syrian government’s brutal repression of demonstrations, in particular the violence and killings of civilians at the hands of security forces.”

    The Obama administration said that it was watching to see if Mr. Assad would follow through with the promises made Thursday.
    “Words are words,” Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, told reporters. “We’ll obviously look for action.”

    He added, “We were, and obviously remain, deeply troubled by the violence and civilian deaths, especially in Dara’a, at the hands of security forces.”

    For Mubarak, Obama appeared on television after eight days to issue a thinly-veiled demand for his ouster, and Mubarak hadn’t attacked demonstrators in the streets at that time. Recall that Mubarak had also promised reforms in the remaining seven months of his “presidency,” a pledge that Obama refused to take seriously. Robert Gibbs reinforced the demand for Mubarak’s removal the very next day by saying that “immediately” meant “yesterday.

    Contrast that with those nations openly hostile to the US and the West. It took weeks for Obama to even suggest support for Green Revolution protesters in the streets of Tehran in the summer of 2009. Now Obama will trust Bashar Assad on reform where he refused to do so with Hosni Mubarak. Small wonder America’s friends in the region are more than a little non-plussed.

    Granted, the Saudi royal family’s absolute rule generates problems of its own, but it also provides one of the few bulwarks to Iranian hegemony in the region. It also controls the flow of oil into markets from where the US imports it, since we refuse to pursue our own resources here at home. That makes them strategically important and the relationship crucial to actual national-security concerns for the US. If Obama loses the Saudis, it will create economic, diplomatic, and military chaos that will take years to correct.

  273. turndown-

    “the purpose of this mileage tax is to collect from people who use less gasoline. So of course I’m against the mileage tax. We should be encouraging more green drivers, not taxing them.”

    (It’s congress who will avoid road mileage tax by using airplanes.)
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    First CBO said this:

    “The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles.”

    “Do we do gas tax?” Conrad asked. “Do we move to some kind of an assessment that is based on how many miles vehicles go, so that we capture revenue from those who are going to be using the roads who aren’t going to be paying any gas tax, or very little, with hybrids and electric cars?”
    _______________________

    Then the CBO said this plan was the greater source of revenue taxing both a gas tax and a VMT as opposed to the above:

    “The report said miles driven is a larger factor in highway repairs than fuel consumption and suggested that having drivers pay for the real costs of highways “would involve imposing a combination of fuel taxes and per-mile charges.””
    ________________________________________

    You said:

    “the purpose of this mileage tax is to collect from people who use less gasoline.”
    __________________________

    The purpose of the VMT is to capture mileage revenue from “gas” vehicles and devise an assessment Tax for hybrids and and electric cars an assessment based on miles traveled as well. So, no, the purpose of a gas tax and assessment on hybrids and electric car will not let anyone get off scott free from paying a Tax with the exception of Congress. (wondering if that is legal)

    Whatsmore, they expect to eliminate Toll Booths which is where STATES derive their highway revenues for road maintenance further deteriorating income to states and displacing state employees into the jobless category.

    Taxing mileage on Limo services could force them out of business. Taxi drivers out of business. Buses out of business. The ramification of this mileage tax is huge.

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