Race-Baiting Smears, Sexism, Misogyny – Good-Bye Gerry Ferraro And Thanks For Hillary Clinton And Sarah Palin

Gerry Ferraro died yesterday. Gerry Ferraro (and we still remember you Shirley Chisholm) helped blaze a trail while she was alive.

We wanted to write an appropriate tribute to Geraldine Ferraro, one worthy of her accomplishments. But her work is not yet done. Gerry is still trailblazing.

The filth that has taken the once great Democratic Party hostage to their lunacies and depravities did not stop the smear of Gerry Ferraro on the day of her death. The truly vile at DailyKooks wrote this in their “tribute”:

“Certainly, she was not without controversy, during the 1984 election or, more recently, in 2008, when she suggested that Barack Obama’s success in the primaries was due to his skin color. She subsequently resigned her position on Hillary Clinton’s finance committee, but the damage to her reputation among Democrats had been done, even though she later endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket.”

These people are truly disgusting.

To get decent, heartwarming, honest, tributes to Geraldine Ferraro we have to go to Republican/conservative websites. Yup. You read that right. Those we once thought of as friends are truly repulsive. Those who are still our ideological opponents on many issues displayed decency and honesty.

The Republicans/conservatives at Gateway Pundit wrote with honesty;

“Obama Releases Statement on Ferraro… The Same Woman His Team Destroyed During Election

During the 2008 presidential campaign Geraldine Ferraro was viciously attacked by the left for suggesting that Obama was winning only because he was a black male. Barack Obama later suggested that Geraldine Ferraro should be cut loose by the Clinton team after making such “racist” comments about him.”



“The American left hated her for going public with such a controversial statement.

Ferraro later said that the Obama campaign should apologize to her.

They never did.”

That object of hate and loathing (she is no longer a person to the vile Kooks, she is an object of derision based on class and misogyny), Sarah Palin, spoke of Geraldine Ferraro with respect. On the day she was introduced to the nation as a vice presidential candidate Palin spoke with respect of Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro. Palin paid her respects once again yesterday:

“Sarah Palin was on FOX News today to discuss the passing of Geraldine Ferraro.

Sarah Palin remembered Geraldine Ferraro as someone who inspired her. She said they talked about the day America would have a woman as president.



Sarah Palin posted this on her Facebook page today, via Cubachi.””

“My family and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Geraldine Ferraro. When I had the honor of working alongside Geraldine on election night last year, we both discussed the role of women in politics and our excited expectation that someday that final glass ceiling would be shattered by the election of a woman president. She was an amazing woman who dedicated her life to public service as a teacher, prosecutor, Congresswoman, and Vice Presidential candidate. She broke one huge barrier and then went on to break many more. The world will miss her. May she rest in peace and may her example of hard work and dedication to America continue to inspire all women.”

Thank you Sarah Palin. It was so good to know that you did not call Geraldine Ferraro a “racist” like the Kooks did:

Of course, the far left savaged her after these “racist” comments. She will be missed.



At the supposed macho men and “morons” website (their words not ours, they are taking the insult “moron”and adopting it in the same way gay people have taken to use the word “queer”) called Ace of Spades, a very affectionate surprise:

“Geraldine Ferraro Passes at 75

The first woman candidate for Vice President.

This is something that I’ve witnessed in my life, a person hanging on until all of their loved ones are close, just to say goodbye in that way.

Raje said it seemed Ferraro held out until her husband and three children arrived. They were all at her bedside when she passed, she said.

“Gerry actually waited for all of them to come, which I think was incredible,” said Raje, director of the myloma program at the hospital’s cancer center. “They were all able to say their goodbyes to Mom.”

It’s just been my anecdotal experience is all, my mom held on for 30 hours in a coma until we could all be there. I was told by her doctor, and I’ll admit perhaps it was just a kindness, that he thought she did that on purpose.

I thought I mighta still been in trouble or something. But I was cool.

RIP Geraldine.”

The Republican/conservative professor at LegalInsurrection documented the glory and the horror:


And she was not afraid to speak out, and she paid the price:

But she was a class act: Geraldine Ferraro And Sarah Palin Together On TV For First Time! – 11/02/10

Geraldine was a fighter in a world of too many cowards and clowns like… well you know who the guy is we refer to [hint: his initials can be found twice in the word “boob”].

Beth Reinhard of National Journal, the D.C. conventional wisdom bible sums up:

“In her 1985 campaign memoir, Geraldine Ferraro recalls her annoyance during an interview on “Meet the Press’’ when she was asked, “Are you strong enough to push the button?’’

She was asked a variation of that question several times, including during a nationally televised 1984 debate against George H.W. Bush. Each time, Ferraro assured her questioner that yes, she had the strength. [snip]

“By placing a woman on the ticket, the country did more than check a box. More Americans are now open to a woman as commander and chief,” said Donna Brazile, who worked on the 1984 campaign and ran Al Gore’s bid in 2000.”

Donna Brazile is a race-baiter who smeared Geraldine Ferraro in life. With the death of Ferraro, Donna Brazile proves herself a hypocrite and a fool who thinks we will ever forget her treacheries. We won’t.

A little Gerry in the night:

“The question of whether Ferraro was “strong enough’’ seems particularly silly considering her backbone of iron, the meaning of her last name in Italian. She endured her father’s death at age eight. As an assistant district attorney in Queens, she started a special bureau to prosecute sex crimes, child abuse and domestic violence. There were only only 17 women in Congress when she was elected in 1978.

For young women today, coming of age at a time when it is commonplace to turn on the television and see women engaged in national politics, it is impossible to overstate the impact of Ferraro’s achievement. That the surname on the 1984 ballot was her name, not her husband’s name, makes it all the more astonishing.

After she was on the national ticket, the possibility of a woman was always on the table,’’ said Kiki McLean, a senior adviser to Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign. “Michael Dukakis had to think about it. Bill Clinton had to think about it. George Bush had to think about it. And John McCain did it. Now it’s just part of the conversation.’’

Ferraro started a revolution, but the battles for equal treatment are far from over. Women candidates are judged more harshly about their physical appearances, their parenting skills, and their relationships. Remember all the fuss about whether Clinton cried or not during a campaign stop in New Hampshire in 2008? “How,’’ she had been asked by another woman, “did you get out the door every day?’’

That’s the kind of unanswerable question that can bring mist to the eyes of any woman trying to juggle marriage and motherhood and career and self.

I know what she means to women candidates and women voters,’’ said Mary Beth Cahill, who ran John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. “I don’t think we’re that far away from seeing a woman president.’’

To quote Dr. King, “How long? Not long.”

Thanks for the memories Gerry:

“When I covered the last presidential campaign, my young daughters would frequently hover near the television during what seemed like an endless number of Democratic primary debates. There was Clinton, a burst of color, in a lineup of a half-dozen men. I felt a debt of gratitude for Clinton’s presence, and on Saturday, she expressed her own debt to Ferraro.

“She put the first crack’s in America’s glass ceiling,’’ said Clinton, who in 2008 eloquently described the 18 million ceiling cracks made by the voters who favored her in the Democratic primary.

Generations of women can also thank Shirley Chisholm, Margaret Chase Smith, Pat Schroeder — who did indeed cry — Elizabeth Dole, Carol Moseley Braun, and Sarah Palin.

Ferraro once said, “Every time a woman runs, women win.’’ She was right as rain.”

Thanks Gerry. We’ll keep up the fight.

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155 thoughts on “Race-Baiting Smears, Sexism, Misogyny – Good-Bye Gerry Ferraro And Thanks For Hillary Clinton And Sarah Palin

  1. SaraK, from last thread.. I think you may be right. I have also felt he is a decoy. He has nothing to lose but everything to gain, not the least of which is PR.

  2. ADmin:
    Great tribute to Geraldine….I remember when she ran, my Mom, sister and I voted for her and was so excited when she made her acceptance speech…then the TV started blaring about her husband….my mom was so pist off about that!

  3. Posted this on the wrong thread…LOL!

    I also wonder why none of the Republican states are passing legislation to require proof of natural born status…full form birth certificate….in order to run for POTUS. YOou would think that would put obama out of the race. Why aren’t they doing this?
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    My theory would be that the republicans have their own “candidate without proper credentials” they want to run…so they aren’t going to push this into law…Trump can be the trump card to get Bambino not to run….without making it a constitutional crisis…if only the media would cooperate??

  4. She was vindicated about what she said about the flake. But for his skin color, he has nothing going for him right now. It took courage on her part to speak her mind and also share her judgment of this guy who cheated his way to get to the WH. What I liked about her was that she stuck to it despite the Obots and what they threw at her.

  5. if it was wrong, or fraudulent, it was his mothers fault.
    The issue is lying. Hiding your background is one thing, but writing a enormously touted fantasy is another

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

    So* what did Obama know and when did he know it?

    If the family made up a cover story, enlisting Obama Sr — when is Obama Jr supposed to have found out that it was a fraud? Why do you think he didn’t write his book in good faith, believing what his mother told him?

    Attacking him for believing his mother might get him some sympathy….

    *on your theory

  6. turndownobama
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
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    what did he know and when did he know it you ask?

    He knew the whole goddam story before the book was published and that is all that matters. His buddy Ayers wrote the fairy tale book based on Obama’s scribblings. By then Obama had writers block. The unravelling of this myth–and sooner or later it will be unraveled with destroy his ethos and that is fatal to a political career or legacy.

  7. pm317
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    She was vindicated about what she said about the flake. But for his skin color, he has nothing going for him right now. It took courage on her part to speak her mind and also share her judgment of this guy who cheated his way to get to the WH. What I liked about her was that she stuck to it despite the Obots and what they threw at her.
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    Correct. Take the favorite argument of the left–would you say that about him if he was white, and turn it around. Question: would a one term senator with no executive experience, an uninspired legislative record, and a financial relationship with the Chicago underworld be catapulted into the presidency with the backing of big money if he were white? Obviously, people like Brazille are both corrupt and disingenuous.

  8. I also wonder why none of the Republican states are passing legislation to require proof of natural born status…full form birth certificate….in order to run for POTUS.

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    Several states are working on that.

    google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=legislation+to+require+natural+born+ballot

    thehayride.com/2011/02/eleven-states-file-legislation-requiring-birth-certificate-to-get-on-2012-presidential-ballot/

  9. He knew the whole goddam story before the book was published

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

    What evidence do we have that he knew it then?

  10. I think republicans are playing coy and not showing their hand right now. They probably will do a number of things in succession to surprise the flake and his enablers.

  11. It will be interesting to watch the Obama campaign as it reaches back into the gutter for the race card. Expect it. It will happen. It is the last bastion of scoundrels and the argument of last resort when they are losing a debate. And when they do it watch what happens. I firmly believe it will touch off a powerful backlash.

  12. I think republicans are playing coy and not showing their hand right now. They probably will do a number of things in succession to surprise the flake and his enablers.
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    Agreed. And timing is everything.

  13. The biggest ‘tell’ that he knew his real story is that he went to Chicago.
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    And the second biggest tell is he went to Hawaii to be with his “typical white person” grandmother when she was dying and to make sure no reporter had access to her.

  14. But like what SaraK said in the last thread, I have been wondering why Trump has started so early. I go back to thinking he is a decoy for the 18 million who got robbed. I listened to his long interview with Piers Morgan and remember thinking how he will get the Republican votes with what he is saying.

  15. yeah, wbboei.. and remember how conveniently she died on a certain day during the campaign. My theory is that she was dead well before that. It was too convenient.

  16. yeah, wbboei.. and remember how conveniently she died on a certain day during the campaign. My theory is that she was dead well before that. It was too convenient.
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    Yes.

  17. But like what SaraK said in the last thread, I have been wondering why Trump has started so early. I go back to thinking he is a decoy for the 18 million who got robbed. I listened to his long interview with Piers Morgan and remember thinking how he will get the Republican votes with what he is saying.
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    He is in an interesting position. Do not automatically assume he will run as a Republican. At this point, both parties are held in low esteem by millions of Americans because they are tied to special interests and have mismanaged the economy. If I were advising Trump (how fucking likely is that?) I would ask him consider the possibility of running as a third party candidate if the Republican Party slammed the door in his face. And I would advise him to say look I have a big ego, I have made mistakes, but I love this country, I will be honest with you on what we are up against, and if you put your trust in me I promise I will use everything I have learned over my lifetime in business to take this country out of the tailspin it is in, and put it on the right track. I will run for only one term.

  18. Great post Admin.

    Rest in peace Gerry.

    Isn’t it typical when a woman that has made social progress dies, the rats come out of the woodwork and try to tarnish her memory as if it’s their duty to do so. (This also reminds me of the death of Mother Teresa.)

    When a no-big-deal man dies, he is lifted to sainthood, like Ray-gun and most other ‘famous’ men. Makes me think that no matter how much truth comes out on the BoyKing, his lies, his corruption, he will be lifted as the savior of the black community in history.

    Women can’t fret about it, they just have to fight harder and blast out that damn steel ceiling!

  19. I would advise him to limit himself to one term because anyone who steps forward and is serious about solving the problems of this country, rather than kicking the can down the road, is akin to the hired gun is brought into a lawless town in the old west by the citizens who want him to do what is necessary to restore law and order but as time goes on those citizens feel the pinch of his efforts and find they no longer like him, want him or need him. You see this in theme in movies like The Lawman and Warlock. The downside is he is instantly a lame duck. But that is not necessarily material if he plays his cards right. And if he has to he could soften the appeal by saying all I ask for is 1 term.

  20. I think republicans are playing coy and not showing their hand right now. They probably will do a number of things in succession to surprise the flake and his enablers.

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

    That’s assuming that all republicans (or the decision-makers) are agreed, rather than several pulling for their own individual ambitions.

    It’s also assuming that ‘they’ want to win in 2012; they didn’t try very hard in 2008. As it is, Obama is getting a lot of GOP policies enacted — and giving the Democratic Party a bad name. Why wouldn’t at least some of the GOP want another four years of that?

  21. The biggest ‘tell’ that he knew his real story is that he went to Chicago.

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    There were quite a few other sufficient motives. See cites to old profiles at 1950democrat.livejournal.com

  22. wbboei
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    He knew the whole goddam story before the book was published and that is all that matters.

    It probably started out as some fibs or white lies about matters that were not anyone else’s business for social, personal or financial reasons (which most of us would not approve but we may can understand). Then it grew whenever some advantage was spotted or sought. It continued to grow until it reached MYTHIC proportions and only Obama could save the earth. Or something like that. Anyway once you start lying it is almost impossible to stop without owning up to it all and it is far too late for that with O.

    And I agree that his books meet the definition of fraud.

  23. Interesting theory.Sara.

    “In 2008, Trump was an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter, then became a McCain supporter. He has never trusted Obama. What if, as some have suggested, Clinton’s camp had proof of Obama’s ineligibility all along, but felt handicapped in using the information under heightened threat of being called RACIST and causing a Democratic backlash? And what if Donald Trump has now been given access to that information, and is using it to smoke out Obama now, a year before the 2012 Dem. nomination, and make way for Hillary?

    Sure it’s far-fetched, but I am seeking an alternative explanation for Trump’s behavior, as I don’t see him running. Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part….?”

    I just hope like hell he destroys BO about his lies, his fraud, his hatred of the country, his disgusting anti-American behavior, his racism and everything else. :FUMING:

    Karma is a bytch and my most fervent wish is he gets back 1000-fold the racist bullcrap he pulled on Gerry, on HRC, on BC and on every non-obamaite who voted their conscience, not the latest teenage fad.

    He is vile. And he knows he lied through his teeth in his so-ca;led autobiography. It was a set-up, a script, a pre-written narrative to be fed to the complicit press.

    I hope he and his enablers all suffer enormously from the fraud perpetrated on this country.

  24. So the lefty media blogger boys and others have a new girl toy they can toss around: Michelle Bachmann

  25. Thank you for a fitting tribute to Geraldine Ferraro. Shame on the left who consist of hateful, dishonest, repulsive revisionists.

  26. “I firmly believe it will touch off a powerful backlash.”

    So do I, that race card will be used, I’m sure Meee-chelle or Barry will be slyly doing it, with their thugs in the media doing the dirty work. But it will not work this time, and the backlash will be very severe.

    I read some of the polling data, the white votes Barry has before has gone down a lot, wonder if Donna Brazile will still consider them, what was it she called them, unnecessary? something? I forget, I should ask my wife.
    and this is before the whitey tape comes out.

  27. nomobama
    Shame on the left who consist of hateful, dishonest, repulsive revisionists.

    ———–
    And to all those on the right that attacked and still attack Hillary on a daily basis.

  28. “A new Democratic coalition is younger. It is more urban, as well as suburban, and we don’t have to just rely on white blue-collar voters and Hispanics. We need to look at the Democratic Party, expand the party, expand the base and not throw out the baby with the bathwater.”

    D@mn but this brings back horrid memories of the spring of 2008, just before the RBC meeting, when so many of us here held out such high hopes that HRC would not, in the end, be cheated of her victory.

    Here are some more of Brillohead’s comments.

    “I was one of the first Democrats who were going to the white working-class neighborhoods, encouraging white Democrats not to forget their roots. I have drank more beers with “Joe Six Pack,” “Jane Six Pack” and everybody else than most white Democrats that you’re talking about.”

    Here’s the link to the entire transcript.
    http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/5/6/221614/3546

  29. Tim,

    I hope you are right.

    ‘But it (the race card) will not work this time, and the backlash will be very severe.’

    FWIW, I covered the installation of 2 pastors at a local Baptist Church with a congregation 95 percent black. I know the pastors and have covered them before and have always had a friendly relationship with them. But yesterday, in a church packed with 200 fellow parsishioners from New Hampshire to North Carolina, I was struck by a decidedly unsettling tone. The older AA’s seemed no different but the younger ones, teens, 20’s were strikingly hostile. (to me). Not blatently, it was, after all, a church service, but I sensed a below-the-surface negativity that I have never before felt in a “christian” type black church.

    Then again, I never attended Jeremiah Wright’s Church. Who knows what it’s like there.

  30. Bob Schieffer spoke with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on the chances of America intervening with Syria’s uprising.

  31. Gingrich IS a hypocrite and a POS for going after BC back in the 1990’s and I would never vote for the toad. That he’s even considering a candidacy and so many seem pleased by it speaks terribly of the rethugs, IMHO.

    “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich denied that he was guilty of hypocrisy for leading the charge to impeach President Bill Clinton while carrying on an affair of his own during Fox News Sunday.”

    I saw that interview on Chris Wallace. What a pious pompous POS.

  32. Hillary Clinton seeks to accompany Obama to Ireland in May

    Major plus for Ireland as two powerful American leaders prepare visit

    By JAMES O’BRIEN, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
    Published Sunday, March 27, 2011

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked to accompany President Barack Obama to Ireland on his trip there in May, IrishCentral has learned.The date is expected to be May 23.

    Hillary is already an extremely popular figure in Ireland and a frequent visitor there. She and her husband played a major role in resolving the Northern Ireland conflict.

    Ironically, Hillary’s role in that event became an issue between her and Obama dutring the most recent Democratic presidential campaign with Obama arguing that Hillary overstated her involvement.

    It is unusual for the Secretary of State and the president to travel together to a country unless it is for a major international conference, which is not the case with Ireland.

    However, Hillary’s deep roots and many friendships there will make it even easier for Obama to strike the right note when he visits.

    It has now been clarified that her husband, Bill Clinton will not be in Ireland on those dates, despite previous reports.

    Hillary, however, would make the Obama trip even more prestigious in the eyes of the world and once again point up the deep importance of ties to the country where 40 million Irish Americans spring from

    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Hillary-Clinton-seeks-to-accompany-Obama-to-Ireland-in-May-118732869.html

  33. basil9
    March 27th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    thanks, yes, and actually I remember there was a lot of back and forth, ah! now I remember she told Hillary supporters “to stay home” via email.

    btw, I agree with you on newt, I saw that interview, what a hypocrite.

    but if it comes to Waffles versus Newty the liar, I will hold my nose tight and vote for the Newt.

  34. ” there will make it even easier for Obama to strike the right note when he visits.”

    yes, because its all about Waffles, always.

  35. “but if it comes to Waffles versus Newty the liar, I will hold my nose tight and vote for the Newt.”

    PLEASE don’t let that be the only options. 👿

  36. wbboei
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    turndownobama
    March 27th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    ——————
    what did he know and when did he know it you ask?

    He knew the whole goddam story before the book was published and that is all that matters. His buddy Ayers wrote the fairy tale book based on Obama’s scribblings. By then Obama had writers block. The unravelling of this myth–and sooner or later it will be unraveled with destroy his ethos and that is fatal to a political career or legacy.
    ________________________________________

    wbboei:

    Over time, I’ve sort of come to the tentative conclusion that the mystery that BO is hiding, indeed, involves the identity of his actual father with the consequence being his entire life “narrative” could be exposed as a fraud.

    However, I don’t believe that if the damaging info on the document simply states “home birth”, it would ever get any traction when Big Media has conspired to keep the even more GLARING mystery, e.g., WHERE IS THE F@#$ing BC?, under wraps. Given their complicity in this coverup, what makes you think they would dispatch 12 journ-0-lists to Alas… er… start unwinding the even more complex tale which would bring precious down?

  37. BMO,

    ‘Given their complicity in this coverup, what makes you think they would dispatch 12 journ-0-lists to Alas… er… start unwinding the even more complex tale which would bring precious down?’

    Good points but someone like Trump could force their hand, IMHO. Trump has the money, the independence and the balls to tkae the issue full throttle and force LSM to pay attention.

    Sara raised some interesting issues. Exactly WHY is Trump coming out with this now?

    A blogger at another site said this:
    “Trump could take them out before they even start a 2012 campaign. Maybe open the door for D primary challenge? Interesting.”

    What if? If only.

  38. basil9

    I remember Trump was very kind and complimentary of Hillary and Bill, he supported them and later switched to Mccain/Palin.

    I am sure Hillary and Bill knew all about this, and Trump with all his money, he is fully aware of all that was covered up, and he cannot be dismissed at all. He is pretty popular, he asks his questions in such a calm logical way, and he is persistant, but I am wondering why he is bringing all this up now. With his resources, I have to believe he knows the truth, he would not make such claims unless he has irrefutable proof, and he has connections to the PUMA wing as well as the repub party.
    I hope he runs.

  39. Amen, Admin, Amen, rest in Peace, Geraldine. You fought a valiant fight with cancer and for women. It is now time for your reward.

  40. Hillary Clinton cuts off Defense Secretary Gates to protect Obama on Libya Vital US Interest Issue

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg95qGI4sa0


    *****************************
    This title is wrong on two counts: HRC actaully cuts off David Gregory and yes she presses her argument for the no-fly zone which Gates wasn’t really doing, so she can explain her stance not to protect Obama, IMO.

  41. tim,

    I agree Trump must have the goods on BO or he wouldn’t bring the issue up. He is a businessman, first and foremost, and one of his mottos is don’t promise what you can’t deliver.

    Trump has had success in so many avenues, including show biz, and is an astute observer of human nature.

    He rises above the race card, IMHO, because he has had plenty of AA contestants on his show and has shown himself to be equally contemptuous of anyone of any color who is incompetent. I think that so far Trump is one of the only possible candidates who could beat BO. He is not afraid of him, has plenty of money, is not beholden to a political apparatus and will go for the jugular. That’s what we need. Will it happen? Who knows. I’d be delighted if he could damage the BO brand so badly his candidacy is crippled.

  42. admin:

    Just finished reading your wonderful tribute to Geraldine Ferraro. You’ve covered all the bases surprising us with a replay of the gentle respect shown by the Republicans in their tribute on the death of a fellow colleague, Geraldine Ferraro.

    Then you wrote:

    “Certainly, she was not without controversy, during the 1984 election or, more recently, in 2008, when she suggested that Barack Obama’s success in the primaries was due to his skin color. She subsequently resigned her position on Hillary Clinton’s finance committee, but the damage to her reputation among Democrats had been done.”

    My 2 part question is this:

    Why couldn’t Ms. Ferraro rehabilitate her reputation as others did after the election? Ms. Ferraro only spoke the Truth, having the moxie to say what we all knew and thought?

    What could she have done differently after she declared the
    “skin color” comment that would have removed the perpetual stigma of racist, Obamacrats assigned to her ?

  43. basil9

    yes, I don’t watch the apprentice anymore, but in I think it have been the 2nd or 3rd season, there was a black lady, very whiny, very incompetent, pulled the race card at the table itself. Trump put her in her place, politely, firmly, and directly. He did not mince words.

  44. basil9
    March 27th, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    tim,

    I agree Trump must have the goods on BO or he wouldn’t bring the issue up.
    _________________________________________

    It doesn’t require foreknowledge to attack the indefensible. NO ONE hides something if there is no reason to. That’s just human nature.

  45. Trump having AA’s on his show will notmake him immune to the charge of racist if he runs against Obama. Look at everything the Clintons did for them in their lifetimes and they were still called racists. The difference is that Trump will, I hope, laugh in their faces. But still you never know.

    Here is a comment from another blog about Trump running for prex:
    Lewis Black may have it right. Here’s something you might be able to embed:

    http://vodpod.com/watch/5823546-back-in-black-trump-2012

    It’s hilarious.

    “We’re done with presidents. We’ve tried every option and flavor. Stupid, smart, white, black – doesn’t work.

    What this country needs is a crazy third-world dictator, and Donald Trump has what it takes to be that!”

    His ego could work against him if he is painted as a dictator type by Obama or other repubs.

  46. Here’s another comment from another blog that’s food for thought about candidates for 2012:

    saw this in the comments on a nooze article –

    “We keep electing privileged assholes and then act all surprised when they turn out to be privileged assholes.”

  47. “His ego could work against him if he is painted as a dictator type by Obama or other repubs.”

    LOL, I would so love to see that, Trump at least doesn’t refer to himself in the third person. Frankly, Trump seems to be the most likely to tear Waffles apart and not even raise his voice.
    His divorces, well I don’t care, I doubt anyone else does either. Racism won’t work, oh it’ll be tried, Trump will make a mockery of it, so will Gingrich, Romney will run away from fighting back, Hermain Cain won’t back down, Bachmann won’t back off, Palin won’t back off.

  48. ‘It doesn’t require foreknowledge to attack the indefensible.’

    What the heck do you mean? Trump must be pretty damned well convinced there is something on the BC BO doesn’t want known or it doesn’t exist at all for him to have gone out on such a limb.

    Either he has seen it and knows there is something incriminating or he has proof it doesn’t exist.

    It’s one thing for people (like me) who have few worldly goods to say publicly I don’t believe BO has been honest with the US public. It’s another thing entirely when someone like Trump with plenty at risk (or skin in the game as our illustrious POTUS would say)to come out ans say it.

    Trump has proof of something or he wouldn’t be doing this. IMHO of course.

  49. ‘Trump having AA’s on his show will no tmake him immune to the charge of racist if he runs against Obama.’

    Who said it would make him immune?

    It would help. And as someone upthread pointed out, Trump would just laugh at it. He has no Civil rights legacy to protect. He has no dependence on AA’s for having helped put him in office. He has zero ties.

    And if racism is charged, I think it would have zero impact on a vote. Trump doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what he is, a ruthless, SOB who wants to make money. I have no problem with that. I also have no problem with the fact he actually WANTS to do business in the US.

  50. basil,
    What I meant was exactly what I said. It is plainly obvious that Obama is hiding *something*.

    It’s possible he has actual knowledge, but if that’s the case, why doesn’t he come out and say it? I find it more than plausible that he simply has the guts and, due to his money and, in his assessment anyway, insulation from repurcussions which affect his livelihood, has simply decided to bring attention to the obvious. Any IDIOT knows that a man doesn’t hide something unless there’s a reason to do so.

    I just don’t find that Trump having actual knowledge of Obama’s secret to be necessary in order to make the challenge public. That Obama is hiding something embarrasing, is obvious.

  51. basil9
    Nice defense of Trump only he wasn’t being attacked. I’m desperate enough at this point to get rid of Obama that I’d vote for Trump too. Pointing out ways he might be vulnerable in a campaign is just being forewarned. The one who pointed out that he would laugh at the charge of racism was me.

  52. For you, wbboei.

    Bill Ayers caught on tape admitting he was the author of “Dreams of my Father.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfIZDYm0a54&feature=player_embedded

    From Jack Cahill:

    Unprompted, Ayers also noted that while Dreams deserves its praise, Obama’s second opus, Audacity of Hope, is “more of a political hack book.”

    Not surprisingly, Ayers retreated into irony as he ended the session. “Yeah, yeah,” he said after confirming again that he wrote Dreams, “And if you help me prove it, I’ll split the royalties with you. Thank you very much.”

    With his final comment, the Ayers-friendly audience laughed in relief. The media will laugh nervously upon seeing the video as well. The White House will not.

    Barack Obama knows . . . Bill Ayers is the principal craftsman behind Dreams. The evidence is overwhelming.

    Ayers also established, as I have contended from the beginning, that he is not the author of Audacity of Hope. Although Obama claims unique authorship of this book too, it was, as Ayers suggests, a disingenuous feint to the center written by committee.

    Worse for Obama still, Ayers knows that the story he and Obama contrived in Dreams is false in many key details. The fact that Donald Trump has proved willing to challenge that story has got to make the White House even more apprehensive.

    As was obvious in his speech at Montclair, Ayers does not like the application of force in Libya, and this may have been his own way of retaliating. Consider it a shot across Obama’s bow. The White House will.

  53. BCL.

    LOL. So we agree.

    Trump wouldn’t be my first choice, obviously, but if he’s the only one ballsy enough to take the bull by the horns and he’s in a two-way with Mr. Purple Lips you can bet I’m voting Trump.

    I’m desperate to get rid of BO, too.

    BMO,
    It’s obvious to you and me and others that BO is hiding something but clearly that’s not the consensus of the country, at least not right now. For a big name like Trump to come out with the charge is helpful, I think, as he IS a household name and he will draw attention to the issue. And LSM can’t just ridicule him and sweep it under the rug.

    Also, Trump has been admired by the entire country for his TV show and his real estate dealings. This is a celebrity culture and Trump is the consumate celebrity.

    One thing Trump has going for him is he is media savvy. He knows how to play the media game. Personally, I am thrilled that someone with Trump’s level of media access has come out with this. No matter what the outcome, I am tickled he’s talking abut it.

  54. Yeah I watched the clip. You could hear the relief in the laughter from the audience after he made the joke about splitting the royalties.

  55. basil9
    March 27th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Trump interview with Geraldo about BO’s failure to produce a BC.

    He’s not backing down.

    ————
    Good for the Donald, I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.

    What if it ends up BO vs the Donald, and Donald asks Hillary to be HIS VP? Would that be something to make everyone go nuts.

  56. you know, I never paid much attention before 2008, I loyally voted for a “D” no matter who it was, even if I had no idea who it was listed on the ballot.

    I see this article:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51949.html
    “SOROS GROUP PLOTS ‘GUERILLA WAR’, ‘SABOTAGE’ ON FOXNEWS… ”

    I just wonder if these fools have any idea 1) we have not forgotten what they did in 2008, 2)we now have the Internet that gives us access to all information that the LSM will cover up or not cover at all through sheer incompetence.

  57. shadowfax,

    I doubt that would happen. I don’t know what Trump is up to but I’m happy to hear him stirring the pot, too. He said he would announce in June, after the end of his TV series, whether he will run.

    tim,

    I read about that, Despicable, isn’t it? Evidently they have dossiers on everyone from top management to custodial staff who work at FOX. Reminds me of the pack unleashed on Palin. I hate to say it but they were pretty effective. She has been pretty quiet fpor the past few months.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not a closet repub but I agree with you that after what we saw in 2008 and since I can’t support the demo rats. Just can’t do it. I have zero respect for them.
    Look how they muzzled Gerry. look what they did to HRC and BC. They are a dead party to me, now.

  58. “They are a dead party to me, now”

    ditto from me, my wife, my SIL, my younger relatives, all of whom were loyal dems until 2008.

  59. FWIW-

    Hillary looked great today on all the news shows-

    Finally, she has found the right hairdresser that understands her hair-

    Hillary, pay her whatever she needs to be at your disposal. She is worth her weight in gold. BTW- Your new wardrobe looks fabulous on you in every pic..

  60. A preview on our late news just announced they are finding trace amounts of radiation in our drinking water. And we are way north of NY.

  61. Ah, the news just corrected their announcement. The trace amounts of radiation was found in the rainwater not (as of yet) found in the drinking water as initially announced. I guess someone was out there with enough umbrellas protecting the water supplies in MA and RI from exposure! lol.

  62. Ridiculous!

    —————-

    Obama rewarding local stations in battleground states with biggest ‘get’ in TV news

    By Peter Wallsten, Sunday, March 27, 9:48 PM

    Ever since he quit smoking, President Obama has been staving off nicotine cravings by reaching for celery sticks.

    He thinks Americans who help Mexican drug cartels should be “thrown in jail.”

    And he has an open invitation to enjoy lemon martinis in Miami.

    These are just a few of the exclusive news nuggets to emerge from the White House in recent days.

    The new details were not disclosed by the army of White House reporters employed by the country’s biggest news media organizations to track Obama’s every move and word.

    Instead, as Obama keeps the White House press corps at a distance, he has sat for more than a dozen interviews with their colleagues from local TV stations — with unpredictable and sometimes illuminating results.

    One Miami reporter Obama recently invited to the White House was still so nervous when the interview was over that she stood to leave before removing the wired microphone from her lapel. Obama called out to stop her. “We don’t want a wardrobe malfunction,” he said.

    An anchor from the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati swiped paper towels embossed with the presidential seal from a White House bathroom, “just to prove that I really was there.” Of course, she had additional proof of her visit: an interview with the president that aired on television. Nonetheless, she held up the towels for the camera in a live shot from the White House lawn.

    A veteran anchor from Philadelphia’s ABC station used the opportunity to grill an irritated-sounding Obama on the hot topic of the day, telling the president his statements on U.S. military action in Libya had been confusing.

    Obama has made such encounters with local news stations a staple of his communications strategy. Since December, White House aides have handpicked 13 stations, all in key cities in presidential battleground states, to reward with the biggest “get” in the TV news business: a one-on-one White House interview with the president. An additional interview was granted to Hearst Television’s Washington bureau, which serves more than two dozen local stations across the country.

    Seven-minute allotment

    Each reporter is granted seven minutes with the commander in chief.

    In March alone, Obama has welcomed interviewers from Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque and Norfolk. Before that, invitees came from Richmond, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Tampa, Denver, Des Moines and Columbus. And aides say more are coming soon.

    In some cases, Obama had a message he wanted to send directly to the people in particular states. It was during a Feb. 16 interview with the Milwaukee station that the public first learned of Obama’s view that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was launching an “assault” on public-sector unions.

    He told the Miami reporter that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was “wrong” to cancel plans for a federally backed high-speed train in the state.

    The Pittsburgh and Philadelphia stations made news when Obama told them that state lawmakers should be leery of adopting Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed education cuts.

    Such statements might have been overlooked by White House reporters focused on the churn of Washington news. There was no chance of that happening with the local reporters, whose stations promote these presidential interviews as major news events, sometimes parceled out over several days.

    Miami Fox affiliate WSVN led off its 10 p.m. newscast March 18 with anchor Lynn Martinez’s interview with Obama. As images of the presidential seal, the White House and Obama flashed across the screen and dramatic music played, a baritone announcer declared: “Just ONE Florida station . . . Invited to the WHITE House . . . Face to face with the commander in chief . . . With the questions South Florida wants answered . . . A 7 News EXCLUSIVE . . . One on one with President Barack Obama.”

    The interviews, which take place in the White House Map Room — a less formal setting than the Oval Office — have allowed Obama a chance to show his lighter side. He seemed uncharacteristically delighted to discuss his former smoking habit, chuckling when Hearst’s Sally Kidd asked whether the stress of his job “ever makes you want to pick up a cigarette.”

    Obama said he wanted to set a good example and didn’t want to be dishonest with his daughters. “It’s not easy,” he confided. “There are certainly days where I’ve got to grab a lot of celery sticks to make up for that bad habit I gave up.”

    He later told Norfolk’s WVEC that quitting smoking was worth the effort. “Michelle’s a lot happier,” he said, “and when Mama’s happy, everybody’s happy.”

    But if the president expected to play host to a cadre of pliant, star-struck locals ready to do his bidding, he has found instead that many of the reporters and anchors have come ready to make the most of their seven minutes.

    Unexpected queries

    For one thing, they don’t follow the usual Washington routine of asking predictable questions that often elicit scripted responses. In anticipation of the interview, some stations asked their viewers what questions they would like the president to answer.

    As a result, Obama has fielded a number of unexpected queries and has sometimes responded more frankly than national TV viewers might see in a formal news conference.

    In his interview with Denver’s KUSA, Obama conceded that many Americans who had hoped he would change Washington have been disappointed in his record so far.

    “I don’t think there’s a sense that I’ve been successful,” he said.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-rewarding-local-stations-in-key-states-with-biggest-get-in-tv-news/2011/03/24/AFitvclB_story.html

  63. These men and their back-handed compliments…sigh…

    ——————

    Who’s wearing pantsuit at White House?

    By Joe Curl
    The Washington Times
    Sunday, March 27, 2011

    In the end, the call didn’t come at 3 a.m. But the Decider in Chief who answered the phone made sure that everyone in the White House knew who wore the pantsuit around there.

    And just as in the (first) Clinton presidency, the leaks began to pour out. It was Hillary – not the former junior senator from Illinois – who forced the decision to intervene in Libya, “according to senior administration officials speaking only on condition of anonymity” to the New York Times.

    What’s more – and these are classic Clintonian leaks – word wafted out from all West Wing offices that going to war was pressed by a host of strong women, who faced off with a batch of weak and vacillating men.

    The reason you know it’s all true is the immediate defensive pushback from a slew of Obama defenders.

    “It’s really amazing how a factual sociological observation can quickly devolve into the most ridiculous story imaginable as it moves down the media food chain,” wrote Garance Franke-Ruta, a senior editor at The Atlantic. But it was hard to tell what she was driving at in her piece titled: “On the Idiocy of Framing the Libya Intervention as a Battle of the Sexes.”

    Too late. The cat was out of the missile silo by then. The storyline, deemed farfetched and borderline chauvinistic by the president’s minions, was already detailed by none other than NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

    “In the end, it became the women foreign policy advisers against the men,” she reported.

    Republicans were predictably giddy. “I don’t know how many people have died as we wait to do something. Thank God for strong women in the Obama administration,” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said.

    And strong they are. Mrs. Clinton had been pressing for days, working the world. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron were already on board, in fact leading the effort in Mr. Obama’s absence. But hour after hour of debate within the Obama administration led nowhere, prompting Mrs. Clinton, according to one report, to dismiss the Oval Office squatters as “a bunch of amateurs.”

    In stepped Susan Rice, the administration’s ambassador to the United Nations, and Samantha Power, a senior aide at the National Security Council. Both had seen genocide up close, Ms. Rice through Rwanda, Ms. Power in the Balkan wars.

    On the other side were Defense Secretary Bob Gates and the National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, along with other reticent men, who argued that Libya held nothing of significance for the United States. (On Sunday, Mrs. Clinton delivered a serious smackdown to Mr. Gates, who said Libya was not in the “vital interest” of the United States. She cut off the wavering Mr. Gates during “Meet the Press” and voiced a muscular defense of Mr. Obamas policy. Mr. Gates never spoke again.)

    At the helm was Mr. Obama – the Mr. Obama that Hillary had warned about during the 2008 campaign. He was slow as molasses on Egypt; Bahrain and Yemen left him more paralyzed by analysis.

    Even though Mrs. Clinton was against George W. Bush’s Iraq war (after, of course, she voted for it as a senator), she took the lead on pressing for intervention in Libya. And even though Ms. Power abruptly resigned from the Obama campaign for calling Mrs. Clinton “a monster,” she got the secretary of state’s back.

    Debate ended swiftly. Mrs. Clinton already had won the support of the Arab League, giving Mr. Obama the cover he needed. Ms. Rice had lined up the votes in the U.N. (along with the key abstentions of China and Russia). Missiles rained down on Libya hours later.

    So it makes perfect sense that the Libya mission – whatever it may be – is being led by a woman. “It was a spectacular display of airmenship watching this coalition come together the way it did to execute the first airstrikes on behalf of the Libyan people,” Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward said after the bombing began. Sounds a lot more macho than the secretary of defense.

    By then, though, it was all but over for Mrs. Clinton, who already had leaked out (herself) that she had no intention of returning for another term (should that even occur). She seemed to decide that if she was going to answer that 3 a.m. phone call, she ought to at least be able to make the decision on what to do.

    Rush Limbaugh, as he often does, summed it up best: “Somebody has to wear the pantsuit in this White House.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/27/whos-wearing-pantsuit-at-white-house/

  64. 1. Barack Hussein Obama

    2. This deity, this demigod, this singularly remarkable man. The toast of the left wing elites.

    3. He has been called to many wonderful things such as–My Boy Barack (Soros), The Messiah (New York Times), The One (Daily Kos), The One We Have Been Waiting For (Maria Shriver), The Intelligent Man In The Intelligent White House In The Intelligent City (Bob Herbert), The People’s Choice (Hyenaface Eugene Robinson Professor(Krauthammer), Love Them Abs (Sullivan), Shake Me I Rattle Squeeze Me I Cry (Little dickhead Ezra Klein) and light skinned enough to be elected (Harry Reid–the pride of Searchlight Nevada population 0.)

    2. With all due respect, or better yet with all the disrespect he is rightfully due, I have a slightly different name for Obama: The Potemkin Village Idiot.

    3. This calls for a definition: Potemkin villages or Potyomkin villages (Russian: Потёмкинские деревни) is an idiom based on a historical myth. According to the myth, there were fake settlements purportedly erected at the direction of Russian minister Grigory Potyomkin to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787. According to this story, Potyomkin, who led the Crimean military campaign, had hollow facades of villages constructed along the desolate banks of the Dnieper River in order to impress the monarch and her travel party with the value of her new conquests, thus enhancing his standing in the empress’ eyes.

    4. You will see it for sure in tomorrows speech. The primary purpose will be to make his muddled procrastination on Libya look like coherent policy and to cast him as a decisive leader–when the world knows different. I have ordered . . . I believe . . . I have warned etc. Powerful right. Yea–if you also believe in the tooth fairy. The problem is IN THE MOMENT OF DECISION Obama was missing in action, or voting present once again. The world is falling apart, and the reason it is falling apart is because there is no US leadership and the reason there is no US leadership is because the President is not a leader. He is a schmoozer, a campaigner, a bullshit artist, a major domo, a party animal, a speech writer, a fundraiser. But when it comes to decision making and real leadership he is Potemkin Village. And that is what we will see tomorrow night as we await the greatest speech since The Funeral Oration of Pericles. Michelle said it best–he is too good for America–we do not deserve him.

    5. The problem for his speech writer–young pervert John is how do you make Obama look like he was in charge on the Libya thing when everyone in the world knows he was not?

  65. I just don’t find that Trump having actual knowledge of Obama’s secret to be necessary in order to make the challenge public.

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

    Good point!

  66. tim
    March 26th, 2011 at 11:09 pm
    “she supported the fraud whole heartedly”

    especially when he called a racist, and had his thugs call her a racist and all sorts of other things.
    ********

    Sorry Tim but she did the good Democrat march in step and endorse the fraud dance and I was shocked, but then I was shocked about a whole lot of things during the so called campaign.

  67. I just don’t find that Trump having actual knowledge of Obama’s secret to be necessary in order to make the challenge public.
    —————–
    On the contrary. If all he was doing was calling attention to the fact that Obama has failed to produce a birth certificate, then that is old news, and if he has nothing to back it up then he risks being labeled a birther himself. This was no casual observation or half hearted attack. He was firing for effect. If the goal is to impeach Obama’s credibility, you need to have the impeachment material so you can confront him with it after he denies it and show the public that he is lying. This is the big leagues, and Trump is as sophisticated at this stuff as it gets. When the time comes, it is more probable than not that he will go for the throat..

  68. Trump with all his money, he is fully aware of all that was covered up

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

    Heh. Drag a $1,000 bill through the Honolulu courthouse?

  69. wbboei
    March 28th, 2011 at 1:26 am
    ************

    Don’t forget “The smartest president we have ever had” ( barf )

  70. Given their complicity in this coverup, what makes you think they would … start unwinding the even more complex tale which would bring precious down?

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

    Sadly right. For something to come unwound, someone has to DO the unwinding. The MSM and courts etc we have, would just wind it up again in red tape or something.

  71. Ridiculous!

    —————-

    Obama rewarding local stations in battleground states with biggest ‘get’ in TV news

    By Peter Wallsten, Sunday, March 27, 9:48 PM

    —————
    Wallsten is an Obama whore. It is not helpful to Obama to have this strategy go public however, so someone fucked up.

  72. It probably started out as some fibs or white lies about matters that were not anyone else’s business for social, personal or financial reasons (which most of us would not approve but we may can understand). Then it grew whenever some advantage was spotted or sought. It continued to grow until it reached MYTHIC proportions and only Obama could save the earth.

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

    What are you talking about? Obama’s mother’s story when he was a baby?

  73. Given their complicity in this coverup, what makes you think they would … start unwinding the even more complex tale which would bring precious down?
    ————————–
    Oh there are many reasons . . . they are pirhanas, they do not want to get scooped, they know if it is out there FOX News will run with it, etc etc etc. And one or two of them might even be getting just a little sick of Obama, his ineptitude, lies, cronyism. If you throw blood in the water, the sharks will move in and the last thing they will ask is what their last meal was.

  74. Don’t forget “The smartest president we have ever had” ( barf )
    ———————
    Thanks gonzo. I forgot to remember to forget.

  75. Leslie Sanchez, in the above video with Brazilla, what a Bit*c!. Geraldine Ferraro not having enough political capital to speak the truth about the fraud? Excuse me Ms Sanchez, just who the hell are you?

  76. Found this on ACE, thought it was right on
    ********

    The testicle count just halved in the Democrat Party. (Hillary’s holding the other half.)

    RIP, Ms. Ferraro.

  77. Way off topic, but a remarkable, unanticipated change worth noting IMO. It involves New Jersey and that state’s most vocal teachers’ union, NJEA, which last year spent somewhere around $7mil excoriating the governor who had been excoriating it. Now there’s a brand new ad funded by NJEA (they still have a budget for that) touting this message: yes, times for teachers are tough but ours here in NJ are up to the task.
    ———————
    As for the impotent Obama, he made a fool of himself yet again by posthumously thanking G. Ferraro for making it easier for his daughters [to get wherever it is BOMO think they are now entitled to go]. Recall that BO spoke the same comment face-to-face with Hillary at the ‘unity’ rally in NH. So, Gerry’s influence continues for those of us who are listening.

  78. http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/263191/joe-biden-suppresses-press

    The first Morning Jolt of the week offers Syria, brackets, and this displeasing news story:

    Out: Biden the Oaf. In: Biden the Sinister Thug.

    Here’s your what-the-heck-are-you-talking-about story of the day, courtesy Jake Tapper:

    “Scott – You have our sincere apologies for the lack of a better hold room today,” wrote Vice President Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander last Wednesday to Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers.

    “Lack of a better hold room” is an interesting way of putting it. In order to keep Powers from mingling with guests at a Democratic fundraiser last Wednesday, Powers was escorted into a storage closet by a Biden staffer.

    Powers was the designated pool reporter, there to record the proceedings for the press corps in general.

    Tapper dryly notes, “Forcing reporters into closets is generally not the tradition of politicians in the US.”

    Didn’t this president just win some ridiculous award for openness with the press?

    Once again, Moe Lane writes what I’m thinking before I write it:

    I know that people will find this story funny on first read, and superficially it is. But there’s a problem here, and it exists on a somewhat deeper level than the assault on the dignity of a member of the Fourth Estate. You see, who told Biden’s staff that they had the right to sequester a reporter in another man’s home? …VP Biden’s staff, who – like the rest of this administration, honestly – is generally slapdash and heedless about the effects of their actions on others. Time and again we’ve seen an institutional arrogance from these people: one that may have been… well, not justifiable. But certainly unsurprising when the President is enjoying an average 63% approval rating; but at 48%? Not so much. But the administration’s worker drones are still not particularly interested in learning better, either – as one particular detail about the situation shows.

    We’ll see if the White House press corps remembers this…

    ………………………………………………………

    Technically this is also false imprisonment, i hope she sues them.

  79. Powerful Illinois Democrats, State Police Covering Up Racial Incident?

    http://biggovernment.com/driehl/2011/03/28/powerful-illinois-democrats-state-police-covering-up-racial-incident

    The Sun-Times shed some light on the story on Saturday. Their story suggests they’ve been enountering the same resistance we’ve encountered. Snider abruptly resigned his various official positions without explanation the day after an alleged racial incident. At the time, Snider was already relying upon benefit time after a previous troubling incident in January. St. Louis Today touched on the latest story on March 23, as well. The Chicago Republican Party also reported the story, calling the investigation “secretive,” while pointing out Snider was paid $132,000 a year as head of Quinn’s State Police security detail.

    Snider had been employed by the state since 1984 and was elevated last December as supervisor of Quinn’s south security detail, a job that put him in charge of overseeing executive protection officers, scheduling, routes and movements, Vega said in a prepared statement late Friday.

    That assignment lasted until Jan. 19, when he began to use benefit time until his resignation on March 18, he said. Immediately after the March 18th incident, Snider resigned his chairmanship of the Carlinville school board and the MaCoupin County Democratic organization.

    Multiple sources reluctant to come forward publically, or speak on the record, paint an extremely troubling picture that only raises even more serious questions, if true. Why did Snider abruptly resign? If there was an altercation, why was no one charged? Why did the local police turn the case over to the State Police? Are they really the best qualified to investigate one of their own given such a potentially significant story impacting race relations, especially for Democrats, in Illinois? Will justice be served, or only the interests of Democrats, who control all levers of government in Illinois?

    Some have alleged that Snider entered the Anchor Inn in Carlinville, leaving after making a curious comment about the tavern appearing “dark.” Allegedly, there were a number of black patrons present, including students from Blackburn College. It’s also claimed that Snider returned later and proceeded to remark loudly as to the large number of “n#&&ers” present. It’s said some tried to quiet Snider, or get him to leave; but he resisted.

    read on……..

  80. Morning All: I am truly amazed at the words actions and brilliant campaign agenda that Pres.Hillary has managed to put forth this weekend.The powerful message from the photo of her standing in front of her desk in the OO tells it all.Being a non-political cabinet member she has sent out a message to the the country and the world “YES I AM IN THE RACE” when the trash is removed and the doors are unlocked at the WH.It will be soon.Mark my words. BO you are burnt toast.

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    Secretary of State Clinton’s Monday Appointments: March 28th: London Calling
    March 28, 2011
    tags: Daily Appointment Schedule, Hillary Clinton, Libya, London, Middle East, Secretary of State, Travelby stacyx

    Secretary Clinton departs on foreign travel to London. Secretary Clinton attends an international conference to discuss the Libyan crisis, including ongoing implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973 and the humanitarian needs of those affected by the conflict

  81. ha ha; over at gateway, Obama’s ‘Iraq is a dumb war’ speech is posted; it will probably get more attention than it did back in 2002 when he delivered it somewhere in Illinois.

  82. Obama is in big trouble with his supposed friends….he really is moving into bad territory (content warning on this audio)

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/you-should-have-listened-to-farrakhan-when-you-were-at-his-table-new-black-panthers-turn-on-obama-in-an-n-word-uncle-tom-tirade-content-warning/

    Listen to it just to see how bad it is.

    New Black Panthers have turned on Obama……

    You Should Have Listened to Farrakhan When You Were At His Table: New Black Panthers Turn on Obama in an N-word, Uncle Tom Tirade (Content Warning)

  83. holdthemaccountable
    March 28th, 2011 at 8:42 am
    —————
    There is actually no record of the contents of his anti-war speech in IL from 2002. The fact that he spoke was also not noted in any big media — he was a nobody then. Axelrod taped his speech later in a studio.

  84. JanH
    March 27th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Ridiculous!

    —————-

    Obama rewarding local stations in battleground states with biggest ‘get’ in TV news

    By Peter Wallsten, Sunday, March 27, 9:48 PM

    One Miami reporter Obama recently invited to the White House was still so nervous when the interview was over that she stood to leave before removing the wired microphone from her lapel. Obama called out to stop her. “We don’t want a wardrobe malfunction,” he said.

    —————
    Another ‘sweetie’ type comment. If you are not up to doing the REAL interviews, go for gimmickry like this and make off the wall cute comments. It is like MO dancing barefoot with the Indian kids. It is all about shock and awe, do the unexpected, catch them off guard type of stuff as there is no real there there.

  85. Rush Limbaugh, as he often does, summed it up best: “Somebody has to wear the pantsuit in this White House.”
    *******************************
    Yeah Rush, just like Condi did in the Bush White House.

  86. Axelrod taped his speech later in a studio.
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    That would be his style; leave no helpful lie unsaid, and no stone – no matter how cockeyed – unturned.

  87. Soros Wins Under Obama Energy Policies
    Ed Lasky
    American Thinker

    Are Barack Obama’s energy policies influenced by hedge fund billionaire and political patron, George Soros?

    Abby Wisse Schacter, in the New York Post, notes that the Obama administration is clamping down on oil and gas development in America (both onshore and offshore) but is hell-bent on helping other nation’s tap their resources and points out that such help is being showered specifically in New Guinea, of all places.
    It is starting to look obvious that the administration doesn’t want oil exploration and extraction at home while it is promoting the same exploration and extraction elsewhere — specifically Brazil and New Guinea. “The Bureau of Ocean Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has assigned only six drilling engineers to process all permit applications pending in the Gulf of Mexico. While Michael Bromwich bemoans a lack of the staff necessary to speed up the process, he’s sending his staffers to Papua New Guinea to advise its officials on ways to develop the country’s offshore drilling infrastructure. A significant portion of the agency’s budget is covered by fees, royalties, taxes, and rents from energy production, so curtailing drilling closes off cash flow too.

    Others have commented on Obama’s generosity regarding Brazil’s oil wealth and how those actions might help George Soros.

    But focus should now turn towards the exotic land of New Guinea.

    New Guinea? Why there? Why is he using our taxpayer dollars to help energy development in New Guinea? Hasn’t Secretary of the Interior Salazar bemoaned that his budget is just not large enough to process all the drilling permits submitted for tapping America’s oil and gas wealth? Why are he and the President devoting staff and money to help that undeveloped island nation?

    Perhaps, he just wants to pay back George Soros, who was so instrumental in helping his election and the election of fellow Democrats across America. George Soros is the Patron Saint of the Democratic Party and was a very early and generous supporter of Barack Obama’s. Soros even used a loophole in Federal campaign laws that allowed him and his family to give outsized donations to Barack Obama; he also fielded his army of so-called 527 groups (such as MoveOn.Org) to help Obama win the Oval Office.

    Soros also stands to massively benefit if New Guinea becomes an energy power, especially if the American taxpayer subsidizes this development.

    As I have written before (see Cheap Natural Gas and Its Enemies; Cheap Natural Gas and its Democratic Enemies) George Soros, through his hedge fund, has a huge ownership interest in a company called InterOil (stock symbol IOC), whose one major asset is reportedly a huge reservoir of natural gas in New Guinea. He has been increasing his ownership stake in recent months and, as of last November, showed an 11.9% ownership stake. His InterOil holding is the third-largest stock holding in his hedge fund.

    InterOil has been subject to some controversy — there are some investors who are shorting the stock, thinking that the reserves may not be as large as claimed and that it will be very difficult to develop them given the problems with developing energy resources in such an undeveloped nation and the heavy expenses overcoming those problems entail.

    The stock has been soaring upward, along with the rise in energy prices. The move may also be related to the prospect that Japan will rely more on liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports (from Asian nations such as New Guinea) to power its economy in the wake of its nuclear energy problems.

    But there may also be a short squeeze propelling the stock upwards. This occurs when people sell the stock short. Shorting happens when investors think a stock will fall in price. They borrow the stock from others and then sell it. They hope to be able to replace the stock they borrowed by buying it back in the market after the stock price has declined. They profit if the price they pay to buy it back (and return it to the people they borrowed it from is lower than the price they sold it at).

    The nightmare for short-sellers is when the price of the stock moves contrary to what they hoped, and it moves up. Then the pain and bloodletting starts. They may face margin calls. They have to see their shorts decline in value as the stock price moves up. They may eventually be forced to buy back the stock at ever high prices. Sometimes, if there is a large short position in terms of the percentage of the stock float, serious pain ensues as the stock shoots upwards when they are compelled to meet margin calls and cut their losses. Being caught on the wrong side of a short squeeze is akin to being subject to the Wall Street equivalent of water-boarding.

    Meanwhile, those who own the stock (are “long” the stock) are happily counting their riches as the value of their stock soars. They laugh all the way to the bank, as the shorts lie bloodied, bruised, and defeated, all but begging for mercy.

    How can one help engineer a short squeeze? One proven way is to foster a positive news flow that boosts the prospects for the stock and send its shares upwards. Sometimes, public relations firms are involved as they spin out a series of “news” items that promise untold riches to come from a company and its shareholders (a new product, new customers and contracts, the possible sale of the company).

    However, the hype can go into overdrive if you partner up with a more powerful and richer partner — say, the United States of America.

    In the case of InterOil, one big positive development has been Barack Obama’s decision to invest taxpayer dollars in stoking the development of energy resources in New Guinea. InterOil disproportionally benefits from the steps Barack Obama has taken in New Guinea since InterOil’s assets are dominated by its New Guinea operations. InterOil will not have to spend its own money to develop (basically, build from the ground up) the infrastructure that is needed to fully tap the wealth that lies under the leases that InterOil has in New Guinea.

    Instead, the American taxpayer picks up the tab. Sweet deal. We pay the costs and InterOil (along with its major shareholder, George Soros) picks up the profits.

    The market sees what is going on, even if the American taxpayers do not. The American government is picking favorites and InterOil is one of them.

    Has Barack Obama made American taxpayers complicit in engineering a short squeeze in InterOil stock by deciding to help build up the nascent energy industry in, of all places, New Guinea?

    This is far from the first time that political patrons of Barack Obama have minted money from his energy policies (for a partial list of the members of Barack Obama’s “Friends and Family Program” who have benefited from his waste of taxpayer dollars on green schemes see Obama’s Edifice Complex).

    To compound the insult to American taxpayers, much of government spending comes from borrowing money from other nations, such as China. That nation is a huge energy importer. The Chinese would be among the first beneficiaries of the development of New Guinea energy resources. Why aren’t the Chinese paying to develop New Guinea’s energy wealth?

    We won’t be the beneficiaries from the spending of tax dollars in New Guinea? We may actually be the losers from all that spending.

    We have an abundance of natural gas (due to the tapping of our own shale gas reserves); we don’t need LNG. We have such vast amounts of natural gas that ports that were built to import LNG are being reconfigured to export LNG. Why is Obama spending our tax dollars to help a foreign competitor while increasing taxes exponentially on American oil and gas companies? Why encourage New Guinea to develop its LNG capability to export to China, Japan, and other nations when we can and should export our own LNG to them?

    But helping America’s oil and gas industry (and helping lower the energy bills for Americans) is not and never has been on the agenda of Barack Obama.

    Obama’s rewarding his friends and donors, who no doubt will reciprocate by supporting him in 2012, is Cook County Politics writ large. That modus operandi has always guided him.

    Does his agenda include helping further enrich George Soros, sugar daddy of the Democratic Party?

  88. I just watched an excerpt of David Gregory asking Hillary for a comment about Ferraro and her comment was just wonderful….she said Gerry had “grace and grit” and I just loved that comment…as usual Hillary was right on target with her accessment….and that can be said of Hillary Clinton also….”grace and grit”….love it.

  89. WOW!

    That NBP audio clip is astonishing! So now they’re saying BO wanted to be the white man’s N****r.

    Notice there is no outcry when blacks use that word.

  90. On Libya, Obama fails the 3 a.m. test. What would President Hillary Clinton have done?

    Would President Hillary Clinton have waited weeks to come to the aid of Libya’s freedom fighters?

    By John Hughes
    posted March 28, 2011 at 10:30 am EDT

    If Hillary Rodham Clinton were president…

    Would the US have dithered for weeks before coming to the aid of Libya’s embattled freedom fighters?

    Could aided “rebels” have succeeded in neutralizing Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, the mass murderer of innocent airline passengers and now his own people, either politically or physically, thus saving many lives?

    These are intriguing questions as we debate the reluctant decisionmaking of President Obama, and the wrangling of his advisers as Libya burned and wept.

    His national security adviser, Thomas Donilon, warned that Libya was not of vital strategic interest to the United States. (But what of humanitarian interest?)

    Senior Pentagon officials cautioned that constructing a “no-fly” operation would take much planning and time. (So how, in 1986, when Libya fired an SA-5 missile at a carrier-based US aircraft, did the US manage in a matter of hours to sink or damage three Libyan warships and knock out onshore Libyan radar and missile-launching sites?)

    Clinton convinced Obama to act

    According to astute reporting by The New York Times, it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with like-minded aides, who finally convinced Mr. Obama that the time for action rather than words had come.

    During the presidential election campaign, then presidential candidate Clinton harshly charged that Obama would, as president, be unqualified to handle the “3 a.m. crisis call.”

    That rancor has since eroded, and Secretary Clinton has long been a loyal public supporter of the president’s conduct of foreign affairs.

    But she also told CNN recently that she would not remain in the post of secretary of State if Obama is reelected to a second presidential term in 2012. Friends say she is “tired.” It is thus tempting to speculate at what juncture of the Libyan crisis might she have handled things differently had she won the presidency.

    Time will judge Obama’s role in Libya

    As is the fate of incumbents, Obama has been criticized from all quarters of the political spectrum variously for tackling the Libyan crisis too late, for getting into it at all, for not sufficiently consulting Congress, for not adequately addressing the American people, and for continuing his travels to Latin America when as commander in chief he might have better stayed in Washington.

    In time, his role will be clarified as either a masterly diplomatic orchestration avoiding the stigma of heavy-handed American invasion of a third Middle Eastern land, or a shameful default of American leadership in favor of France, whose President Nicolas Sarkozy led the charge.

    What is clear is that whatever the multinational coloration of the military effort, its main force was American.

    When the initial barrage of more than 100 sea-launched missiles against Libyan air defenses were all American except two, there cannot be much doubt about the size and power of the US military component.

    Should be little question on ultimate goal

    Nor, for a president who has talked grandly about freedom for Muslim lands, should there be much question about the ultimate goal. The United Nations justification broadly calls for steps to protect Libyan civilians from Qaddafi. Obama has asserted that Qaddafi must go.

    Whether that means step down, leave the country, be captured and sent to the International Criminal Court as a war criminal, or be killed, is left to the imagination. But clearly the neutralization of Qaddafi in one way or another is the most effective way to protect civilians and give them freedom.

    In World War II, my father was conscripted into the British Army and spent three years in North Africa, much of it in Libya confronting Rommel’s German legions.

    As a boy I had earnest talks with him about having to kill. (He said his conscience told him he would if it were “the nearest right.”) I think he did not see himself as fighting Germans but as fighting for all kinds of people whose freedom was threatened by Hitler. If he were alive today, I think he’d be on the side of freedom for Libyans.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0325/On-Libya-Obama-fails-the-3-a.m.-test.-What-would-President-Hillary-Clinton-have-done

  91. LOL, moononpluto.

    BTW, did you hear the BP goon call BO the “Butt Dancer” Boy?

    ROTF.

    OTOH, this could be a trick to make BO look sane compared to the NBPP.

  92. Basil9,
    While i was at work over the weekend I was talking with a AA housekeeper who is a dem….she says Obama has already lost the black people….at least the ones in East Texas.

  93. Confloyd, then the polsters are not polling AA. Otherwise I would think that would be seen. The last one I hear had him in the 90s still. Something is wrong here.

  94. confloyd,

    Just curious.

    Did she elaborate on that statement. “She says Obama has already lost the black people.”

  95. The testicle count just halved in the Democrat Party. (Hillary’s holding the other half.)

    ———–

    God, am I the only one that HATES the connection of a strong, competent woman having to be tied to these hairy things???

    Women don’t need balls to be tough, it never was about hormones!!!

  96. Shadowfax, I agree with you, even though I use that terminology also.

    I always feel like women think they have to turn into men and play he mens game to be successful in the business world or political world. That is why I love the TV show the Closer.

  97. basil9

    Ewwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    😯

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    😆

    Funny how everyone seems to forget what that expression means until you put it in real words.

  98. NMFan

    I always feel like women think they have to turn into men and play he mens game to be successful in the business world or political world.

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    Yes, and this expression just supports that idea further, that somehow if women don’t have them, they can never ‘measure up’ and be as good as a man.

    This is all crap! We have a wonderful role model, Hillary.

    She doesn’t need balls, she doesn’t need to be young and skinny and wear slinky, short skirts, she can even be running short of hormones.

    She is WOMAN, hear her roar!!!

  99. ADMIN: thank you for this really good post on Gerry. Only three times in my life have I actually cried over the death of a leader: FDR, Shirley Chisholm, and now Geraldine Ferraro, and I dunno if my tears came more out of regret (FDR didn’t see the end of the war, Shirley never got as far as she ought to have, and Gerry didn’t live to see HRC become prez, which she really wanted) or tears out of gratitude for their great contributions.

    In memory of those two women and out of your profound appreciation of HRC’s work for women I would like to beg you all to contribute whatever you can to the planned national women’s museum in D.C. – this is the websitehttp://www.nwhm.org/building-the-museum

  100. Uh-oh.

    The new Rolling Stones article about US army atrocities in Afghanistan is out. Timing seems awfully suspicious. And check this caption to one of the graphic pix, tying Palin to (suspected0 murderers.

    “Before the military found itself short of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, Morlock was the kind of bad-news kid who the Army might have passed on. He grew up not far from Sarah Palin in Wasilla, Alaska; his sister hung out with Bristol, and Morlock played hockey against Track. Back in those days, it seemed like he was constantly in trouble: getting drunk and into fights, driving without a license, leaving the scene of a serious car accident.”

    I hope RS goes out of business. If these soldiers did what they are charged with it is atrocious. But RS has an agenda which seems joined at the hip with BO’s.

    WARNING: If you look for the pix, they are extremely disturbing.

  101. Clinton to London for International Talks on Libya Conflict

    By Nicole Gaouette – Mar 28, 2011

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left for London today to meet with allies on future actions on Libya.

    The conference tomorrow, hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron, comes two days after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreed to take command of the full Libyan military mission, including all aspects of the civilian protection as well as the no-fly zone.

    Foreign ministers from countries involved in the Libyan actions will discuss humanitarian aid, possible reconstruction plans and steps to help the Libyan opposition, according to U.S. officials and European diplomats.

    A leader of the Libyan opposition, Mahmoud Jebril, will attend the meeting, according to a European diplomat. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the meetings in advance.

    Libyan rebel forces, rebounding with the help of allied air strikes, have advanced westward toward Sirte, the hometown of Muammar Qaddafi.

    The U.S. has not yet decided whether to supply rebels with arms and to recognize the opposition’s ruling council as the legitimate government of Libya, Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday interview news shows.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-28/clinton-to-london-for-international-talks-on-libya-conflict.html

  102. Really????

    March 28, 2011 9:30 AM

    Newt Gingrich: Leading Clinton impeachment wasn’t hypocritical

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday that it wasn’t hypocritical of him to lead impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton in the 1990’s, even though he was having an extramarital affair at the time, because the impeachment case was “not about personal behavior.”

    “Obviously, it’s complex and, obviously, I wasn’t doing things to be proud of,” Gingrich said. “On the other hand… I understood that in a federal court, in a case in front of a federal judge, to commit a felony, which is what he did, perjury, was a felony. The question I raise was very simple: should a president of the United States be above the law?”

    The former speaker’s past indiscretions have become a matter of discussion again as he considers jumping into the 2012 presidential race. In recent months, Gingrich has been confronted with questions about his infidelity and multiple marriages by a Christian-affiliated media outlet and by his detractors at a speech at a university. His personal problems will likely prove to be a political liability most significantly early on, when Republicans must appeal to social conservatives in Iowa, the first state in the nominating process next year.

    When asked on Sunday whether he considered himself in a “glass house” as he lead the impeachment proceedings against Mr. Clinton, Gingrich said yes. However, he said it was imperative for him to continue with the impeachment.

    “I thought to myself if I cannot do what I have to do as a public leader, I would have resigned,” he said. “Now, look, I think you have to look at whether or not people have to be perfect in order to be leaders. I don’t think I’m perfect. I admitted I had problems. I admitted that I sought forgiveness.”

    “But I also think over time, if you look at my total record, I’m a pretty effective leader,” Gingrich continued. “I fight for this country and I fight for the changes we need with tenacity and I take a fairly tough beating, including from you and others, in order to stand in the arena and stand up for what I believe is really important.”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20047821-503544.html

  103. Anne Frank museum moving in next door to mosque at Ground Zero

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    28th March 2011

    A museum dedicated to Holocaust victim Anne Frank is expected to move almost next door to the proposed controversial mosque at Ground Zero, it was revealed today.

    The Anne Frank Center is reported to be about to sign a lease in the 20-floor glass and steel tower at 100 Church St. The building’s windows overlook Park 51, the planned 16-storey Muslim community centre and mosque at 45 park Place, just two blocks from Ground Zero.

    The non-profit making Anne Frank Center, which is partnered with the museum in Amsterdam, is currently housed in a loft in SoHo’s Crosby Street.

    But the museum needs more room and last year advertised for larger premises so it could recreate the secret room where the Jewish teen wrote her famous diary. She remained hidden from the Nazis with her family in Amsterdam between 1942 and 1944 until her capture. She died in a concentration camp in 1945.

    Her museum commemorates her and highlights historical detail about the Holocaust and World War Two. The center is negotiating with SL Green Realty Corp to lease 2,500 square feet of ground-floor space with a rent as much as $50 a square foot. Julie Menin, chairwoman of Community Board 1, told the New York Post:: ‘It’s appropriate to have a mix of diverse organizations as a part of the lower Manhattan community. We want it to reflect the melting pot that is America.’
    There are already more than 20 houses of worship below Canal Street and 13 museums south of Chambers Street, according to the Downtown Alliance.

    Board members at the Anne Frank Center said they had no problem about a mosque so close to their proposed museum. The Post quoted Board member Hyman Enzer: ‘ We’ve been working very hard to find a new location that will be more accessible to our exhibits. I like the idea of the new location.’
    Two months ago, the new imam of Park 51, Abdallah Adhami, was fired after it was discovered that he preached that homosexuals were abused as children and that people who leave Islam should be jailed.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370599/Anne-Frank-museum-moving-door-mosque-Ground-Zero.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#

  104. I watched Newt…and I thought to myself…what a windbag and a sack of conindications and inconsistencies….I’ll never vote for a “THING” like that!

  105. Iwould never vote for Gingrich, either. I will never forget what he did to BC in the 1990’s.

    BTW, Megyn Kelly offered a beautiful tribute to Gerry Ferraro at the end of her show today.

  106. wbboei
    March 28th, 2011 at 1:26 am
    An addition for your already “BHO wonderful things list.”

    Friday, June 5, 2009
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level declaring on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews: “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”

  107. I would never vote for Gingrich, either. I will never forget what he did to BC in the 1990’s.

    ———
    That makes three of us and many more that want to see this damn windbag spend more time in the confessional for all his lies and cheating.

    Go to Hell gecko.

  108. Hi all: Poor Joe Arpeo is under fire from BO.

    Dear Newsmax Reader:

    Sheriff Arpaio has come under fierce attack for his courageous stand against illegal aliens. Please find below a special message from our sponsoring advertiser, The Committee to Re-elect Joe Arpaio 2012. They have some important information to share with you. Thank you.

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    Dear Concerned Citizen:

    Did you hear that the Obama Justice Department worked hand-in-hand with the far-left ACLU to bring a lawsuit against Arizona for passing a tough anti-illegal immigration law?

    That’s right. Obama’s liberal lawyers at his Justice Department are in full collusion with the ACLU to do everything they can to stop Arizona’s SB1070 from becoming law. This new law would have strengthened law enforcement’s ability to identify, arrest and detain those who are in this country illegally.

    Several emails were obtained between Justice lawyers and their friends at the ACLU. In one exchange, a government lawyer tells his ACLU buddy that it’s a “real pleasure to be on the same side.”

    Same side of what? Aren’t these federal employees supposed to be acting in the best interest of the citizens of the United States? If the Justice Department and the ACLU are on the same side, where does that leave the rest of us?

    The ACLU collaborated with several far-left extremist organizations to file a lawsuit to block Arizona’s tough illegal immigration law. But who would have thought they’d be teaming up directly with the Department of Justice.

    This is an outrage! But it also may clear up why the Department of Justice has had a “civil rights” investigation against me for almost two years now. They’re probably taking direction from the ACLU, one of my worst enemies.

    Because I have taken the lead over the years by enforcing existing state and federal laws against illegal immigration, I have become the target of attack by radical, left-wing, open-borders extremists.

    I’ve been sued, picketed, burned in effigy and even had the Reverend Al Sharpton come to Phoenix – TWICE! – to march on my headquarters. Some have even gone so far as to call for my assassination! And, the Mexican Drug Cartels have put a $1 MILLION BOUNTY on my head.

    What these extremists really want is a Sheriff who will look the other way, be silent and allow the charade to continue, while ignoring the laws of our land. That, I promise, will never happen.

    I won’t back down. I won’t surrender to politicians, thugs or drug dealers! And I certainly won’t back down to the far-left ACLU!

    But I desperately need your help. It’s going to take a lot of resources to combat the attacks and false allegations against me and my deputies — as well as the latest talk about a recall campaign to remove me from office. We anticipate the hardest campaign in history to remove me due to my unyielding stance on illegal immigration enforcement.

    I cannot compete with the local and national media machines that distort my record and the job I’m doing to protect this country. And, I don’t have the personal resources to defend myself from these vicious attacks.

    That’s why I’m writing to you. I have to go directly to the people for their support. I need good people like you in this country to stand behind me and help me fight this fight

  109. Shadowfax
    March 28th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    It’s a common saying and as most terminology, based on the male species. That being that, it still was a compliment from a conservative site and well deserved I might add.

    As in all things, I wish we had gender neutral language, we do not.

  110. Why Is the Media Covering Up The Kill Team Story?
    —Ace

    It’s not that I want them to go hog-wild in attempting to destroy the armed forces with this story.

    It’s that I can only think of one explanation for why they did just that with respect to Abu Ghraib but have yet to ask Obama a single question about multiple murders.

    Everyone who is honest know why. Now that our former “cowboy president” has given way to our “international out-reach artist,” nothing which might end up in the minus column of Barack Obama’s presidential ledger will be given remotely the same treatment. As of this writing, there has been no speculation about how high up the chain of command the current debacle goes, or what the president and/or his advisors knew, or when they knew it. No officers have been fired, as a brigadier general was during Abu Ghraib incident. “60 Minutes” has yet to do a show. Photos of the murdered victims haven’t been plastered night after night on every news channel in the country. None of the current defendants have been turned into household figures the way Specialist Charles Graner “and his former fiancee,” Specialist Lynndie England, were during Abu Ghraib. The bet here is that no Americans, other than dedicated news hounds, could name a single defendant in the current case.
    Again, I bring this up not to illuminate the deficiencies of our military. It is our mainstream media which have revealed that there are no limits to their own depravity. Don’t believe it? Ask yourself when the media ever downplayed a multiple-murder story, or soft-pedaled a military scandal. Ask yourself how it’s possible that president Obama has neither been asked single a question, nor made a single statement about these murders, despite the fact that they occurred in 2009, and that Specialist Jeremy Morlock of Wasilla, AK pleaded guilty to the crimes last week.

    Reality check: the mainstream media is engaged in arguably one of the most damning and deliberate errors of omission ever orchestrated in order to protect “their man” in the White House. And take it to the bank that such “selective reporting” is going to increase exponentially the closer we get to the 2012 election. Our self-admitted cocaine-sniffing, communist mentored, paper-trail-less, terrorist associating occupant in the Oval Office will never be subjected to remotely the same journalistic rigor that will be directed at whomever his Republican opponent turns out to be.

  111. I just wanna cry, people forget about the animals too.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.c7e2f3ac6e6f3e31f7a65b32cc3266c1.221&show_article=1

    Japan’s pet survivors face post-tsunami struggle

    Hungry, hurt and separated from owners who are either dead or in evacuation centres, hundreds of family pets are struggling to survive in the desolation of Japan’s tsunami-ravaged northeast coast.

    Among the many rescue teams sent from around the world to search for survivors and bodies after Japan’s worst natural disaster for nearly a century, a handful of specialised animal rescue groups have also been at work.

    In the days immediately after the March 11 tsunami that wiped out dozens of thriving coastal towns, the prospects looked grim.

    “In the hardest hit areas, we saw no animal life whatsoever,” said Ashley Fruno, from animal rights group PETA.

    “We did see some paw prints in the mud at one point, but they didn’t lead anywhere, and we could not find any animals nearby.”

    Slowly but surely, however, abandoned pets began to emerge, often from damaged homes where they had managed to ride out the destructive force of the tsunami.

    Many pet owners left their cats and dogs when the tsunami warning sounded, never imagining that the wave would be as large and powerful as it eventually was.

    The animals were left to fend for themselves in a hostile environment with no food or fresh water.

    Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS), a hastily assembled coalition of animal welfare groups, has spent the last two weeks searching what’s left of the worst-hit coastal towns.

    The teams, which include several volunteer vets, provide food and treatment for injured animals and try to find temporary shelters for those that have lost their owners.

    read on……………

  112. and all the people who oppose it, is it because they know something is hinky about Obama and scared something will show him up?

    Trump has done it cleverly, he said he believes Obama was born here and just asking why he wont release it. This way he gets round the birther accusations and saying if i have to, so do you.

  113. Still dont think we are getting the full story……………………..yet.

    Japan finds plutonium at stricken nuclear plant

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/28/us-japan-quake-idUSTRE72A0SS20110328

    (Reuters) – Plutonium found in soil at the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex heightened alarm on Tuesday over Japan’s protracted battle to contain the world’s worst atomic crisis in 25 years.

    Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said the radioactive material, a by-product of atomic reactions and also used in nuclear bombs, was traced in soil at five locations at the complex, hit by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

    The drama at the six-reactor facility has compounded the Asian nation’s agony after the natural disasters left more than 28,000 people dead or missing in the devastated northeast.

    “I apologize for making people worried,” Sakae Muto, vice-president of under-pressure TEPCO, said at a briefing around midnight in Tokyo.

    Yet he stressed the traces of plutonium 238, 239 and 240 were not dangerous and work would not be stopped.

    “It’s not at the level that’s harmful to human health.”

    Muto said the readings were similar to those found in the past in other parts of Japan due to particles carried in the atmosphere after nuclear testing abroad.

    TEPCO said it was unclear where the plutonium was from, though it appeared two of the five finds were related to damage from the plant rather than from the atmosphere.

    Experts believe that as well as from the air, plutonium may have come from spent fuel rods at Fukushima or damage to reactor No. 3, the only one to use plutonium in its fuel mix.

    U.N. watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) IAEA, said the find was expected due to known fuel degradation.

    The U.N. body has called a summit, possibly in June, to coordinate the international response to mounting concern over nuclear safety in the wake of Japan’s crisis.

    Japan’s own nuclear safety agency was concerned at the plutonium samples which ranged from 0.18-0.54 becquerels per kg.

    “While it’s not the level harmful to human health, I am not optimistic. This means the containment mechanism is being breached so I think the situation is worrisome,” agency official Hidehiko Nishiyama was quoted as saying by Jiji news agency.

    The plutonium discovery, from samples taken a week ago, was the latest bad news from the Fukushima plant where engineers are resigned to a protracted struggle of weeks or possibly months to reestablish cooling systems vital to control the reactors.

    On Monday, TEPCO said highly reactive water showing 1,000 millisieverts per hour had been found in concrete tunnels that extend beyond one reactor.

  114. This could be very dangerous for Obama. Investigations needed. Independent Counsels needed. Very Nixonesque.

    http://nydailyrecord.com/blog/2011/03/28/emails-insiders-worried-over-political-meddling/

    Emails: Insiders worried over political ‘meddling’ (Obama politicizing FOIL requests)

    since July 2009, career employees were ordered to provide political staffers with information about the people who asked for records — such as where they lived and whether they were private citizens or reporters — and about the organizations where they worked. If a member of Congress sought such documents, employees were told to specify Democrat or Republican. No one in government was allowed to discuss the political reviews with anyone whose information request was affected by them.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Insiders at the Homeland Security Department warned for months that senior Obama administration appointees were improperly delaying the releases of government files on politically sensitive topics as sought by citizens, journalists and watchdog groups under the Freedom of Information Act, according to uncensored emails newly obtained by The Associated Press.

    The highly unusual political vetting was described as “meddling,” “crazy” and “bananas!” It is the subject of a congressional hearing later this week and an ongoing inquiry by the department’s inspector general.

    Concerns came even from the official put in charge of submitting files to the political staff of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for the secretive reviews. Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan, who was appointed by Napolitano, complained in late 2009 that the vetting process was burdensome and said she wanted to change it.

    Callahan is expected to be a central witness during an oversight hearing Thursday by the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee. In emails, she warned that the Homeland Security Department might be sued over delays the political reviews were causing, and she hinted that a reporter might find out about the political scrutiny.

    “This level of attention is CRAZY,” Callahan wrote in December 2009 to her then-deputy, Catherine Papoi. Callahan said she hoped someone outside the Obama administration would discover details of the political reviews, possibly by asking for evidence of them under the Freedom of Information Act itself: “I really really want someone to FOIA this whole damn process,” Callahan wrote.

    Less than one week after Callahan’s email, on Dec. 21, the AP formally requested the records about the controversial political vetting. The agency ultimately turned over more than 995 pages of emails last summer, after a seven-month fight, and the AP wrote about the program. But the emails were heavily censored under provisions in the Freedom of Information Act allowing the government to withhold passages that describe internal policy-making deliberations.

    The newly obtained versions of the same internal emails are not censored. Together with other confidential emails obtained by the AP for the first time, the files reflect deep unease about the reviews plus new concerns about whether Napolitano’s senior political advisers might have hidden embarrassing or sensitive emails that journalists and watchdog groups had requested.

    After an admitted al-Qaida operative tried to blow up a commercial airliner flying to Detroit on Christmas 2009, the AP asked for emails sent among Napolitano; her chief of staff, Noah Kroloff; deputy chief of staff Amy Shlossman; and four others. But the number of printed pages that Kroloff and Shlossman turned over to the FOIA unit was much less than what a computer search indicated should have existed, according to emails.

    read on ……………………………

  115. Admin says:

    To get decent, heartwarming, honest, tributes to Geraldine Ferraro we have to go to Republican/conservative websites. Yup. You read that right. Those we once thought of as friends are truly repulsive. Those who are still our ideological opponents on many issues displayed decency and honesty.

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    Admin, I could not agree more…we have said it here over and over again our democratic party we knew and loved is gone…these are hardcore, guerrilla tactic slimeballs that are taking their orders from chicago…I feel no allegiance or loyalty to them…none…most of them truly make me sick…

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    Greta also did a beautiful tribute to Gerri Ferraro…a whole hour special…

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    bottom line and succinctly, BO is bluffing his way thru his presidency…he has no idea what the hell he is doing and just follows orders…if he had it his way, he would just stay out of the fire of important issues and just show up for adoring crowds and flash his toothly grin…

    that is, as long as his teleprompter is always there and ready to tell him what to say…(I am so sick of that serious look he always had on his face with that tennis head going back and forth, side to side…the man does not know how to look straight in the camera…communicator, my ass…he is like a robot…a programmed robot…

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    I say, go Trump go…give it all you’ve got to shed some heat and light on O

    I don’t care what his strategy is…just keep moving the ball forward…

  116. are we ready for O’s big publicity stunt tonight?

    this better not be another one of his pep rallies purposely staged at this defense academy so he can get applause…

    if this speech to the nation is set up to produce that applause…think Tuscon tragedy speech…this will be the ultimate final straw…

    10 days into the action after the bulk of the fighting is turned over to nato and he goes to a setting for applause…

    why can’t he be a man and speak by himself, without Hillary by his side propping him up…without a chorus…but all by himself and look directly into the camera…instead of that tennis head BS we get from him nonstop…

  117. S….you know it will be, he obviously needs a big applause every few months to sustain or he gets desperate.

  118. The usual as8kissers
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    President’s speech unlikely to affect Monday prime time; string of Tuesday interviews scheduled

    ABC, Brian Williams, CBS, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, NBC — posted by halboedeker on March, 28 2011 4:28 PM

    President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall sponsored by Univision today in Washington. Photo credit: Dennis Brack (pool)/Getty Images

    President Barack Obama speaks to the nation at 7:30 tonight about Libya.
    The speech isn’t expected to last more than a half-hour or affect prime-time schedules on the broadcast networks.

    On Tuesday, Obama will do a series of interviews. He is talking with NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’ Erica Hill, who will be filling in for Katie Couric.

    ABC said that Sawyer’s interview will air on “World News” tomorrow as well as ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.

  119. gonzotx

    It’s a common saying and as most terminology, based on the male species. That being that, it still was a compliment from a conservative site and well deserved I might add.

    As in all things, I wish we had gender neutral language, we do not.

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    Be that as it may, I for one would like to be among the women that let people know that it not okay for women to be compared to in that respect.

    Women are different, thank God for that.

  120. from American Thinker
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    March 28, 2011
    Obama, Islam, and the Forcible Virginity Test
    By James Lewis

    Two months after Obama insisted that President Mubarak had to resign after 30 years in office for not being nice enough to the “young democracy demonstrators” in Tahrir Square, the New York Times has finally stated the obvious: the Muslim Brotherhood is winning the power struggle in Egypt. Duh. Ya think?

    The media have also belatedly seen fit to print the fact that sixteen unmarried women were arrested in the demonstrations in Tahrir Square, and that Egyptian military submitted all sixteen to a compulsory “virginity test” in jail, just to see if they were properly modest Muslim virgins.

    Think about the sadistic “logic” of that. To see if unmarried Muslim women were virgins, obedient to Islam, they were essentially humiliated, abused, and perhaps raped in public.

    Will somebody please tell Germaine Greer? Or Helen Thomas? Christiane Ahmanpour? The nearest Women’s Studies Department at your local university? Or are their phones busy again, and they’re not paying attention? Maybe they’re afraid of “Islamophobia”?

    Those Cairo cops represent the forces of law and order in Egypt, the same forces we are expecting to work out an enlightened, democratic regime after Hosni Mubarak. That “virginity test” shows what this Muslim revolution is about. It’s not about Jeffersonian democracy. It is all about the never-ending failure of Islam to come to terms with civilized values, the ones the West chose two centuries ago during the period called the Enlightenment.

    The United States Constitution is still by far the most successful political outcome of the Enlightenment. Nothing else comes close. Constitutionalism is the only successful political tradition that has ever been designed to deal with the disease of abuse of power. If you want an image of raw abuse of power, think Tahrir Square and the forcible virginity test.

    Apparently the White House and every liberal looneytunes airhead in the West is stunned, just stunned, m’dear, by the Muslim reactionaries who are grabbing power all over the Arab world. Who coulda thunk? Obama meant so well. All the good libs are eager to vote for him again in 2012, ’cause of all the good intentions and lovely words he has brought to our foreign policy. Liberal delusions are always stronger than reality. If reality had anything to do with it, they would have dumped their dysfunctional beliefs fifty years ago.

    Conservatives have known about the threat of Islamic fascism for 30 years, ever since Jimmy Carter let “some kind of saint” Ayatollah Khomeini assume absolute power in Tehran in 1979. When Carter stopped Iran’s military from supporting the Shah, Khomeini promptly had assassinated, imprisoned, and tortured the Shah’s supporters, plus any democratic opposition groups, plus the Communist faction of the Mujahhedin Khalq, plus anybody else who stood in this way — including those American diplomats he kept locked up at the US Embassy for a year until Ronald Reagan got elected.

    Then Khomeini had a war with Saddam that killed a million people. But Jimmy Carter is still completely convinced that he Did the Right Thing back in 1979. None so blind as will not see.

    Obama has never understood the US Constitution, apparently, because he has that basic delusion of all the little leftocrats everywhere: He’s the good guy. All that stuff about “power corrupts” just doesn’t apply to him. That’s only for the bad people, you see. Like Christian conservatives.

    Obama is a power-happy ideologue, and the biggest question today is whether the United States Constitution can survive his years in power. The founders knew about the Obamas of this world, because they saw them everywhere. There is nothing new about grandiosity and fragile self-esteem. You can read all about it in Gibbons’ Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and before that, the Biblical Book of Kings. It’s even in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Human nature hasn’t changed one little bit in 6,000 years.

    The American founders built the Constitution to withstand narcissistic power grabbers. After their handiwork was adopted, some of them saw Napoleon rise to power after the French Revolution, the original Man on a White Horse, come to rescue humanity from the anarchy of revolution. Napoleon killed more Europeans than anybody else before the two world wars. The founders didn’t like what they saw in France. Jefferson and Franklin both had been US Ambassadors there. They could see it for themselves.

    After Napoleon, Europe wandered away from its own Enlightenment tradition into Marxism, National Socialism, monarchism, revenge-driven nationalism, imperialism, Islam (in the Ottoman Empire), and any number of other tyrannies. The trendiest thinkers over there are boasting how they are “post-modern,” which means “I’m dead set against the Enlightenment.”

    That’s how Marxism has now become big on American campuses. Our professors are aping their European idols’ love affairs with totalitarian ideologies, in spite of the millions of victims those pathologies always leave behind. In the ass-backwards world of the Left this is called “Progressivism.” Really. Just check ’em out on Huffpo.

    Islam came straight from the Arabian desert of the 7th century. It reflects the lives of desert pirates, robbers, rapists and genociders, which was perfectly suited to nomadic life in the desert. That’s how tribes conquered each other, as Lawrence of Arabia found out again in World War I. Desert Arabs literally took no prisoners — except for women and children, who became slaves. Lawrence was a British romantic who hero-worshipped the desert Arabs, and then, after putting King Faisal into power, he decided to disappear forever, in deep disgust with his own romance with murderous primitives.

    Wherever reactionary Islam takes over it re-creates the 7th century desert. Since the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I, the Muslim world has been zig-zagging between modern values, like equality for women, and medieval desert values. Iran was a great victory for the reactionary throwbacks, and Obama has just tipped the balance in that direction again.

    This is exactly what the likes of Code Pink and Bill Ayers were agitating for six months ago, in alliance with Hamas and Hezb’allah. It was so Progressive. The Muslim Revolt may spell the end of women’s rights around the Muslim world, as well as electoral government and the whole Constitutional order that made the modern world possible — including nations of laws, science, technology, free speech, the works. Reactionary Islam took over in Iran thirty years ago, and now it’s out of control, thanks to the criminal collusion of the Left. Don’t forget that. This is not just the Mo Bros. It’s the Mo’s plus Code Pink that makes this happen. If you want to know whom to blame for the forcible “virginity test,” yes, you can blame Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamins.

    The New York Times reports that the Egyptian Bros and the military are now allied to take over. Right at the start the Bros called for war with Israel, because it was their enemy Mubarak who kept the Egyptian-Israeli Peace treaty going for three decades. The Bros also brought back from exile their own Ayatollah Khomeini, Al Qaradawi, and celebrated with their own Million Muslim March in Tahrir Square. They also threw out the Google twitter mobster who helped make the revolt happen.

    So much for the “young democracy demonstrators.” They are being treated like the demonstrators in Tehran, the ones Obama didn’t give a hoot about for fear of offending ol’ bloody-handed Ahmadinejad.

    Are you surprised? I hope not. We are seeing a chain reaction from Morocco to Pakistan. In two years the chain reactions may be nuclear, starting with Iran, but then followed by everyone who can pay for nukes from Pakistan and North Korea: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, maybe Bahrain and the UAE. Every Saudi billionaire will want his own nuke, and some of them will pass them on to Al Qaida. Islam is all about charity, you see.

    The Middle East has always been a powder keg, and Obama just tossed in a match to see what was gonna happen, like a kid with fireworks. Community agitators live to agitate, and now we see one community after another crumbling as a direct result of all that agit-prop. This is the biggest victory for Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: Let’s light it up and see what happens! No wonder Alinsky dedicated that book to Lucifer.

    “All the best revolutions are organic” was Obama’s Leninist piece of wisdom when he was yelling at Hillary in the White House several weeks ago. “All the best revolutions.” Think about that.

    Libya is now being bombed, because, after under-reacting to Ahmadinejad in Tehran, Obama is now over-reacting in Egypt and Libya. Hey, it’s a revolution, baby! Celebrate!

    Before the Watts Riots of 1966, a famous black radio jockey had this signature slogan: Burn, Baby, Burn! Then the riots happened, with people actually burning down houses, and the jock changed his slogan to: “Have Mercy, Baby!” That’s Obama.

    What is it about liberals that they can’t figure out murderous ideologies?

    Future historians will look back and ask “Who lost the Middle East?” The answer is going to hit them right between the eyes: It was Obama’s gross arrogance and ignorance, in kowtowing to Islamic fascism just by apologizing to them and giving them the Peace Sign, like some Indian chief in the Lone Ranger. “How! Friend!” “You, me, smoke peace pipe!”

    This is because Obama really understands the Underdeveloped World, you see.

    Will the US Constitution survive this president? I don’t know. Maybe that sturdy old vessel might sail back to harbor, with considerable damage to those old timbers, those strong sails and ropes.

    Or maybe it will sink.

    What are the odds?

  121. Shadowfax, I totally agree with you about the balls term. People used to always say “s/he has a spine” or “needs to get a spine”. Very gender neutral. I totally object to the “best” being something a man has. It perpetuates women being perceived as second class, because we can never have (nor would ever want!) balls.

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