Trump In Boca, Palin In Madison, Hillary In Berlin, Republican Websites In Confusion

Tim Pawlenty has the demeanor and pizazz of a guidance counselor at a prep school. Willard “Mitt” Romney, in his latest incarnation, looks like a groundskeeper at a prep school.

Willard’s latest incarnation is not going to fool anyone. Last time around he wore slick suits and appeared polished as he flip-flopped on issue after issue before losing. Now Willard’s sporting a Scott Brown L.L. Bean look. Tim Pawlenty is likewise trying to be “Tea Pawlenty”. Not many are fooled by his Romneyesque “T-Paw” makeover either.

While Willard Romney looks for his birth certificate and shops around for a truck in Scott Brown’s neighborhood Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are speaking at Tea Party rallies today.

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin spoke at a rally in Madison Wisconsin today. Having learned nothing from the Prosser victory, unions did their best to alienate and frighten those attending the rally.

Hundreds of pro-union labor supporters surrounded smaller groups of tea party members waiting for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to appear outside the Wisconsin Capitol.

Palin was scheduled to take the stage at noon for the tea party’s annual tax day rally.

But labor supporters still smarting from the passage of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s polarizing bill eliminating most public employees’ collective bargaining rights have been drowning out Palin’s supporters, shouting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Scott Walker’s got to go.”

We warned about what was and what will happen in Wisconsin (wrong place/wrong time). We have thus far been proven correct. When the dust clears we will be correct again and Obama Dimocrats will fail miserably in the recall election feint. Don’t be surprised if Republicans gain senate seats post the recall brouhaha.

Today, amid snow flakes and cold Sarah Palin spoke in the Dimocratic stronghold of Madison and instead of letting the event go by undisturbed the Wisconsin unions did their best to attack Palin – and undermine their own cause. Sarah Palin had great advice for the Republican Party:

You need to fight like a girl!


Untitled from Breitbart on Vimeo.

Donald Trump

A lot of Republicans/conservatives don’t want to fight like a girl. They want to fight like losers. Natural Born Losers.

Instead of fighting like a girl, they want to whine. The whine served this month is about Donald Trump.

After yesterday’s poll results, which echoed earlier polls, the whine was “it’s name recognition, Donald Trump is top of the polls because of name recognition.” That whine makes no sense however because Donald Trump’s name was on earlier polls which had him close to bottom of the barrel.

LegalInsurrection:

“Much of it, without doubt, is name recognition. But that cannot explain it completely.

As of now, Trump is the only one willing to meet Obama’s smash-mouth attitude with smash-mouth attitude.

Obama can invite Paul Ryan to sit in the front row for Obama’s budget speech, and then spend 45 minutes calling Ryan everything but a murderer, and Obama gets away with it because we have respect for the Office of the President even if we do not respect the President.

Obama got a pass on Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, and on just about everything else, as his minions trashed the Clintons, Geraldine Ferraro, and everyone who criticized Obama as racists.

The lesson of the recent sound of the Trump-et is not that we need Donald Trump, it’s that we need to distinguish more clearly between the Office of the President and the President.

And we need someone who is not afraid to tell it like it is about the most arrogant, demeaning and dismissive President of my adult life.”

You either have it or you don’t. You are either a fighter or you are not. Sarah Palin is a fighter but she is discounted by the very same people who want a fighter. Donald Trump is a fighter but he is discounted by the very same people who want a fighter. The very people who say they want a fighter then want to determine who puts on the glove and what blows they rain. A fighter is born not made to your particular specifications. Don’t say you want a fighter like Trump, like Palin – but not Trump or Palin.

The whine Sommelier of the moment is Mark Levin. Levin does not like the birth certificate issue and despite his high visibility show has never done anything to help the “birthers” – but Levin wants the “birthers” to listen to him and fast-freeze Donald Trump. Levin has a lot of gripes against Trump as do other Republicans/conservatives. Levin does not like that Trump thinks George W. Bush was an utter boob. Levin does not like that Trump wanted Bush out.



Isn’t Donald Trump correct that George W. Bush was a mess for this country? Republicans/conservatives might want to make the argument that George W. Bush did not embolden Iran when he attacked Iraq. But that is a tough argument to make and succeed with. Didn’t George W. Bush take a government budget in surplus and turn it into a massive trillion dollar deficit? The excuse for the budget horror is 9/11 but there was that costly bribe to seniors that failed and tax cuts that were supposed to increase revenues that didn’t.

Make all the excuses for George W. Bush you want Republicans/conservatives but don’t expect your candidates for president to put that noose around their necks. Bottom line is that The Donald was right about George W. Bush and he is right about Barack H. Obama. Obama is the Third Bush Term (just look at our side panel articles and pictures).

If not Sarah Palin, if not Donald Trump which of the Natural Born Losers does the Mark Levin brigade want? Names? Anyone? Anyone who’s actually running? Anyone who is in the ring? Anyone? Anyone? Perhaps Jon Huntsman is more to the liking of the Natural Born Losers in Republican/conservative circles. Remember Huntsman? He said this about Barack Obama:

“I am most grateful for the graciousness and kindness you have shown me and my family – particularly your confidence in my ability to represent you in China. [snip] You are a remarkable leader – and it has been a great honor getting to know you. [snip]

My only regret is that we were unable to find time for a China discussion before next week’s departure for Beijing. I have enormous regard for your experience, sense of history and brilliant analysis of world events. Please save some time for me when I’m next in New York.”

Vote for the ass-kisser brigade. First Huntsman seems not to understand that American ambassadors represent the American people. Second, what “experience”, what “sense of history”, what “brilliant analysis”? Natural Born Losers can vote and praise this Natural Born Loser.

Or they can listen and learn from a fighter that is cluing them in on how to fight. Donald Trump, as we have stated before is not one of our favorite people. But we can sure see he is a fighter who knows how to fight a thug like Obama and his Big Media cohort. Here’s Donald Trump from last night’s Sean Hannity show (hey, didn’t Mark Levin say that Donald is hiding from questions? Then what is The Donald doing on the feared Sean Hannity’s show?):



Who but real estate magnate Donald Trump can speak with such authority on the bribe scandal that has been covered up for years? Yes, we do mean the person of many of our articles – Antoin “Tony” REZKO.

Today Donald Trump spoke to the Tea Party of Florida:

“Billionaire Donald Trump made his first speaking appearance after hinting at a run for the presidency in 2012. Trump addressed a Tea Party rally in Boca Raton, Florida Saturday.

Earlier this week, the star of NBC’s “The Apprentice” had some harsh words for both the 43rd and 44th president. He blamed what he calls George W. Bush’s disastrous term for getting Barack Obama elected.

The billionaire then said President Obama has bungled foreign affairs like the conflict in Libya, and called his health care reform bad for the country.

Trump has grabbed headlines recently after raising questions about President Obama’s birthplace.



Was that Jon Huntsman, or “T-Paw” or Willard? Was that Congressman West, the African-American firebrand of the Tea Party, introducing one of those Natural Born Losers? Um, no. That was West introducing Trump. Was Mark Levin at the rally? Um, no.

The piano players in the Obama whorehouse took notice of Donald Trump’s slight slaps at Eric Cantor and Donna Brazille’s friend – Karl Rove:

“Pushing back against calls from Republicans to abandon his new-found birther quest, Donald Trump snapped back Saturday at party leaders like House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) who accuse him of being less than serious about his presidential ambitions, warning Republicans that abandoning the conspiracy theories surrounding President Obama’s birth certificate will harm the party.

In an exclusive interview with TPM recorded before Trump spoke to what those in attendance called a record crowd at the Palm Beach County Tax Day Tea Party rally, Trump said Republicans like Cantor dismiss the birther issue at their peril.

“I think it’s a very bad thing for Cantor to have done,” Trump said, “because I’ll tell you, people love this issue especially in the Republican Party. And there’s something to what we’re saying.

Last week, Cantor went farther than most mainline Republicans have in dismissing the Trump quasi-campaign. He told CNN that Trump’s embrace of birtherism is a sure sign Trump is fooling around.

“I don’t think he is really serious when we see a campaign launch on the birther issue,” Cantor said.

Other mainstream Republicans joined the chorus as polls showing Trump leading the Republican presidential field made headlines at the end of the week. On Friday, Karl Rove told Fox News Trump is a “joke candidate” because of his birther-centric media cavalcade.

“He’s off there in the nutty right, and is now an inconsequential candidate,” Rove said.

Today in Boca, Trump seemed to relish the criticism from members of his own party. In his speech to the tea party rally, he excoriated Rove. The tea partiers, no fans of Rove from back in the days of Christine O’Donnell, booed Rove’s name when Trump mentioned it.

“It’s amazing,” Trump said. “He’s so against me, because I am questioning. All I want to see is the guy’s birth certificate.”

“The Republicans have to be very careful of him,” Trump continued. “Because obviously Karl Rove hasn’t been doing very well the last couple of years…Whether you like it or not, George Bush gave us Obama, and I’m not having that.



Natural Born Losers will defend Rove over Trump. Natural Born Losers will defend Rove over Sarah Palin.

Hey, Natural Born Losers – Fight Like A Girl!

Speaking of a fighter:

“BERLIN (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday accused Iran of trying to hijack democratic revolutions around the Mideast and warned Arab nations not to permit intolerance against women and religious minorities.

Clinton said Iran was clearly trying to use uprisings around the region to further its own goals and foment broader unrest while at the same time cracking down on its own reform movement.

“I think that that everyone is aware if its efforts to exploit and even hijack what are legitimate protests. But certainly in an era of instant communication we hope that people will not be fooled by their tactics.”

Fight like a girl for girls and women and human rights and American interests:

“Clinton also warned that rising intolerance toward women and religious minorities threatens to undermine democratic transitions around the Arab world and spread violent extremism. [snip]

She said the incidents in Egypt were testing the unity of pro-democracy demonstrators whose peaceful protests ousted Egypt’s authoritarian president and could fracture the reform movement.

Clinton said she feared similar backsliding elsewhere in the Mideast and stressed it was critical for Egyptians and other Arabs whose nations are in the throes of change to resist intolerance and demand that their new leaders embrace open and inclusive governments.

“It will be critical,” she said, for citizens and leaders “to work together to resist these dangers and keep their nations on track to become open, inclusive, pluralistic democracies.”

Fight like a girl. Don’t be a Natural Born Loser. Those are the lessons taught by Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Donald Trump.

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342 thoughts on “Trump In Boca, Palin In Madison, Hillary In Berlin, Republican Websites In Confusion

  1. “They want to fight like losers. Natural Born Losers. ”

    Admin I say again you are an absolutely superb writer. My wife and I and laughing hysterically this line.

  2. admin
    April 16th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Mrs. Smith, your comment is now fished out of the overactive filters. It sometimes happens that the filters pick a victim and block their content. It appears today is the day for the filters to victimize you. This filter prejudice happened to someone else recently and to someone else last week. The filters are our friends as they keep spam out and the Obama fiends out too – but as we learn in life, sometimes friends can be a big pain. 🙂

    As a consolation prize here is the video of that idiot Jon Meachem and the latest defense from Big Media on the Obama birth certificate issue – change the Constitution to get rid of the natural born requirement:
    ___________________________

    Hello Admin:

    No worries here- I am not as thin skinned as you may think. I learned long ago from my heroine Hillary; thinned skinness is only in the eye of beholder and isn’t worth giving a damn about. We have much more important fish to fry- But I do appreciate your response- thanks!

  3. The Donald multi-tasks while Obama tasks over multi- minutia..
    ________________________________

    Donald Trump Just Bought The Legendary Kluge Vineyard At A $64 Million Discount

    Business Insider | 4-8-11 | Leah Goldman and Kamelia Angelova

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    Donald Trump just added another property to his long list of real estate.

    The possible 2012 presidential candidate bought the famous Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard for $6.2 million, a steal. The vineyard was valued at $70 million before the recession.

    The Donald scooped up the incredible deal and said he would keep Patricia Kluge to oversee the operation of the winery because while he loves great real estate, wine doesn’t really interest him. He plans to rename the vineyard and put his name on the bottle.

    The full estate, including the Albermarle House, was listed for $100 million last year, but after failing to sell, dropped prices, and foreclosure, Bank of America bought the home last month at auction.

    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said that Trump bought the full estate, whereas he really bought only the winery and vineyard.

    If you care to see pictures of the estate, click at the link:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-buys-kluge-estate-2011-4

  4. the thing I would recommend to Trump is keep pressing ask why is he spending 2 million in legal fees something that takes $10 to release??
    instead of the whole grandmother thing, for me personally, the thing that makes me most suspicious, why spend 2 million in legal fees on something so simple as releasing a BC? to be honest, I did not even know this, and then it makes me very suspicous.

    and then press other issues:
    -china issue
    -debt issue
    -resko corruption
    -media protects him
    -make american number one
    -ayers wrote the first book

  5. also I have read that Michelle and Barry have lost their law licenses, I don’t know if this is true, but I find this very odd, I know Hillary or Bill did not lose their law licences, I think Bill might have after the whole Monica thing, but at least that was public.

    What would cause both these people, Meee-chelle Antoinette and mightly Barry to lose their law licenses? (if the rumors are true.)

  6. Loved Palin’s line “Fight like a girl”, I am sending that speech to my nieces, that’s right! fight like a girl!!

  7. http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2011/04/trump-says-obama-lives-in-the-world-of-make-believe.html

    Trump SayABC News’ Kevin Dolak reports:

    Fresh off the news of a new poll showing him leading the pack of Republicans lining up to take on President Obama in 2012, Donald Trump reiterated his “birther” claims today at a Tea Party rally in Boca Raton, Fla., and blamed George W. Bush for Obama being in office.

    [Obama] lives in the world of the make-believe, and even the fact that he became president is the world of the make believe,” Trump said before an audience of hundreds during his keynote speech.

    George W. Bush gave us Obama, and I’m not happy about it. We have a man right now that will almost certainly go down as the worst Pres in the history of the U.S.,” he said.

    During his speech, Trump criticized the president on major issues including the ongoing deficit struggle, the economy and the U.S. role in the conflict in Libya and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    “We can’t afford education, we can’t afford to build a road, and now we’re in Iraq, Afghan, and now Libya,” he said. “What we’re doing over there is ridiculous.”

    On the subject of Iraq, the real estate tycoon and host of “The Apprentice” posited that once the U.S. military completely leaves the country, it will be taken over by Iran “within minutes.”

    Trump also made clear his stance on a number of hot-button issues, including his pro-life and anti-gun control stances.

    While repeatedly referring to the “terrible” state of the economy, Trump indicated that if he were to win the presidency, “China and OPEC and all of the many nations ripping off this country of ours … will be a pleasure to deal with.”

    Still Trump has not quite put his cards on the table in terms of a 2012 bid, but made it clear that he feels if he wins, he will be a wild success.

    “If I decide to run, if I win, I will not be raising taxes, but will be taking in billions of dollars from other countries and will be creating vast numbers of productive jobs, and will rebuild our country,” he said. “The U.S. will be great again.

    In a Public Policy Polling National Republican Presidential Poll surveying 400 Republican primary voters, Trump came in at 26 percent, leading 2008 GOP hopefuls Mike Huckabee, who came in at 17 percent, and Mitt Romney, at 15 percent.

    Former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner and Florida Rep. Alan West also appeared at the event in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Squares

  8. This brave fellow sounds more like an American… He not only saved his fellow soldiers from harm but may have saved our troops from this covert radical bomb maker. I anticipate a great commendation from his superiors– and hopefully recognized by ours… Brava!
    ________________________

    Unarmed British Soldier Captures Taliban Commander

    Saturday, 16 Apr 2011

    By NEWSCORE – A British soldier was praised Saturday after he leapt from his armored vehicle unarmed to capture a high-ranking Taliban bomb maker in Afghanistan.

    Private Lee Stephens, from Solihull, central England, gave chase to the insurgent before jumping out of his tank and grabbing him from a speeding motorbike as he made his getaway, close to the town of Gereshk, southern Afghanistan.

    Private Stephens said that he “goose necked” the man, 🙂 grabbing him around the neck and dragging him towards his vehicle.

    “I jumped out off the wagon and I grabbed the geezer,” Private Stephens said. “It was one left, two right fists. That was it. No weapons, just my hands.”

    The captured man turned out to be a bomb maker and the highest ranking Taliban captured by regular British forces.

    Fellow soldier, Lieutenant Martyn Fulford, said, “It tied in to our intelligence reports that there were a number of suicide bombers preparing to attack us.”

    When the motorcyclist came within 100 feet, a barrage of insurgent gunfire opened up from behind, pinning the British soldiers down and allowing the bike to speed off.

    Lieutenant Fulford said, “The driver put his foot down and it was a race towards Highway 1. If he reached the Tarmac he would have been able to outpace us and escape. We just pipped him. I had my rifle out of the turret screaming at him. Private Stephens ripped his headset off and leapt down.”

    read more at link:

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/international/unarmed-british-soldier-captures-taliban-commander-20110416-ncx

  9. ““[Obama] lives in the world of the make-believe, ”

    oh, shucks, has Trump been reading the ulterman’s insider reports? Ha Ha.

  10. I quite agree with Trumps statement:

    “On the subject of Iraq, the real estate tycoon and host of “The Apprentice” posited that once the U.S. military completely leaves the country, it will be taken over by Iran “within minutes.”

    While repeatedly referring to the “terrible” state of the economy, Trump indicated that if he were to win the presidency, “China and OPEC and all of the many nations ripping off this country of ours … will be a pleasure to deal with.”

    ________________________

    The Wars, beginning with Bush have just about bankrupted America and more importantly killed thousands of our native sons and daughters. I believe he makes a worthwhile point of taking the oil in repayment of the debt owed to us especially with the skyrocketing price of oil these days Americans are forced to pay at the pump. GO DONALD!

  11. admin

    did you see this, this is what some of the protestors of the tea party rally in WI said today:
    “I wipe my a$$ with the American flag”
    “God D*amn America”
    “Down with the USA”
    “God $*it on America”

    No doubt Waffle’s supporters. I remember these types of people going after Hillary supporters in the primaries 3 years ago, these are the faces of the new dem party, JFK and Truman must be rolling over in their graves.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7l-pEBYeLI&feature=player_embedded

  12. tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    ““[Obama] lives in the world of the make-believe, ”

    oh, shucks, has Trump been reading the ulterman’s insider reports? Ha Ha.
    ______________

    Also plays into Bill Clinton’s labeling the Obama presidency a “fairy tale.” 😆

  13. any person who can make a deal of buying a property that is worth 72 million and buy it for 6.2 million, I want them making deals on behalf of America and Americans.

  14. Mrs. Smith
    April 16th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Good one! I almost forgot about that, that’s about when the race card was starting to being used, in the in SC, Bill gave a speech, Meeee-Chelle ripped into him at some award’s ceremony, and that;s when the tide turned, then Hillary made the comment that it was President Lyndon Johnson who signed the civil rihgts bill, Meee-chille and Barry hiked up the race card into high gear from then on, remember Mee-chelle wanted to “rip out Bill Clinton’s eyes”??

    Funny how no one mentions that now.

  15. “I wipe my a$$ with the American flag”
    “God D*amn America”
    “Down with the USA”
    “God $*it on America”
    ________________________

    Paid frequenters of the Rev Wright Church?

    a $20 bill and a pizza sounds about right for whats left of the Obots.

  16. I hope I can find the entire Trump speech gave today, I missed most of it, only heard the end of it. I’m hoping it shows up on youtube.

  17. I adore Sarah, She does a tremendous job calling Barry out. I want to see Trump announce then I want to see him get Palin’s back. This might sound sexist but whether it be my mother or my sister I place my body in front of theirs when there is any risk. Don’t even think about it. It just happens like a mother throwing her arm in a car to protect her child. Instinct. Nothing more nothing less

  18. Bill Clinton said that BO’s war vote was a fairy tale.

    The people calling him racists did it by twisting what he said into that he was calling BO’s candidacy a fairy tale.

  19. Such a treat to get a Saturday post from Admin – thanks!

    Vote for the ass-kisser brigade.

    No kidding.

    BTR

  20. this is what some of the protestors of the tea party rally in WI said today:

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    Remember when all Tea Party people were accused of being racists etc on the basis of the worst signs and quotes? It’s not fair to misrepresent EITHER side that way.

    There’s much footage of decent, nice people protesting Walker’s bill: teachers, firemen, police….

  21. Trump:
    once the U.S. military completely leaves [Iraq], it will be taken over by Iran “within minutes.”

    Mrs. Smith:
    The Wars, beginning with Bush have just about bankrupted America and more importantly killed thousands of our native sons and daughters. I believe he makes a worthwhile point of taking the oil in repayment of the debt owed to us

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

    How are we going to take the oil if our military leaves and Iran takes over? Wouldn’t taking the oil mean thousands of our military staying there, indefinitely?

  22. Is this the person Republicans/conservatives prefer over Trump?:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/04/16/huntsman_peels_off_key_romney_backer_in_new_hampshire_109580.html

    The New Hampshire Union Leader reported Thursday that Horizon PAC, the Utah-based campaign-in-waiting operation for Jon Huntsman, set up a state-based PAC in New Hampshire this week that Salem-based Wally Stickney will chair.

    What the Union Leader didn’t mention, though, is that Stickney was a key activist for Mitt Romney in the 2008 election.

    Stickney is from Salem, a Republican stronghold that is critical to any candidate’s efforts in the New Hampshire primary. And what’s more is that Romney won that area in his overall second-place finish in the state to Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008.

    According to a Granite State GOP operative not associated with either of the presidential teams, “Given Stickney’s level of activism for Romney in 2008, this is a surprising (and impressive) move by Huntsman’s people. Stickney is very popular and influential in the greater Salem area, and he is very conservative to boot (which is probably helpful to Huntsman should he run).”

    Huntsman’s supporters have been building among the most impressive of the Granite State’s political teams without even having a candidate yet to visit the state. In addition to Stickney, the PAC recently signed some of the state’s most respected Republican strategists – Paul Collins and Brad Blais.

  23. tim
    this is too funny. after championing Amy Winehouse I remembered that in 1985 I wrote a 40 page paper while at Purdue comparing Patsy Cline to Jane Eyre. I am very impressed with me. I am definately no where near as smart as I was then. The whole piece all 40 pages was about contained emotions and passion.

  24. #
    tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    any person who can make a deal of buying a property that is worth 72 million and buy it for 6.2 million, I want them making deals on behalf of America and Americans.
    ___________________________

    And hires the property owner as his employee-
    __________________________________

    Peace keepers- td-Peace keepers…

  25. I live in Boca but was unable to attend Trumps speech today as it was big news down here. What is amazing is the venom coming from the republicans directed at Trump. The GOP is either really stupid or in bed with Obama as they have no one like Trump who can take on Obama and win. Obama has been an abject failure and under ordinary circumstances, would not be re-elected. Sadly, the GOP would rather lose with one of their traditionally coma inducing candidates rahter than embrace a leader like Trump who could pull it off…

  26. “[Obama] lives in the world of the make-believe, and even the fact that he became president is the world of the make believe,” Trump said…

    ————
    Didn’t the Big Dawg say something similar about Barry’s lack of experience and promises he made during the campaign? (99% of which he broke.)

  27. Yes, Mrs. S – that’s it!

    Also plays into Bill Clinton’s labeling the Obama presidency a “fairy tale.” 😆

  28. jbstonesfan
    … What is amazing is the venom coming from the republicans directed at Trump. The GOP is either really stupid or in bed with Obama as they have no one like Trump who can take on Obama and win. Obama has been an abject failure and under ordinary circumstances, would not be re-elected. Sadly, the GOP would rather lose with one of their traditionally coma inducing candidates rahter than embrace a leader like Trump who could pull it off…

    ———–
    I’ve been thinking seriously about this for a few days.
    The Republican’s did such a slimy job in 2008, that backfired and got us the fraud, and now they don’t want a conservative because he doesn’t wait in line, tow the line, kiss the big white boyz asses and doesn’t need they money.

    What is the big picture here? Loss of control by the GOP kings?

  29. is it me or does it seem like the elites in both party sort of decide things, of course I always thought it was the repubs who were corrupt, but after May 31th 2008, I say its the dems who are more corrupt.
    And I wonder if this is why the TP is so powerful, they will go after either side for not adhering to basic american principles like adhering to the constitution, no bailouts for anyone, no spreading of those losses to the taxpayers, no perks for those well connected, etc.

  30. #
    lorac
    April 16th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Bill Clinton said that BO’s war vote was a fairy tale.

    The people calling him racists did it by twisting what he said into that he was calling BO’s candidacy a fairy tale.
    ———————-

    I agree, I don’t know why some people here are twisting it to mean his candidacy or presidency.

  31. Admin, admin, admin, admin, admin, admin…

    I thank you for giving Sarah Palin her due here on your blog. In know that she is not a Democrat, but she speaks to the people, many who are Democrats like myself. I just listened to her speech, and I was impressed with it. She is the fighter that you have indicated, and she had her sight set on Øbama while she did not mince words. That is the Sarah Palin that I like. That is the Sarah Palin that I believe is true to her word. I trust her as much as one can trust a politician. I realize that many of your readers have problems with people posting pro-Palin comments here, so I appreciate that you answer their negative comments about her with actual Palin positivity. She’s not a fake. She’s not a flake. She’s not stupid. She is NOT what the media has bamboozled so many people into thinking. Her speech in Madison, Wisconsin today made me like her even more. SHE IS SAYING THE RIGHT THINGS AT THE RIGHT TIME. Sure, Sarah Palin may not stand for everything that an ardent Democrat may stand for, but she IS NOT the enemy. Thank you for allowing your readers to see for themselves that there is some substance to this special lady.

  32. “Peace keepers- td-Peace keepers…”
    _________________

    and… giving the locals a piece of the oil profits.

    Just as Sarah Palin did with the Alaskans…

  33. Trump was on Judge Jenine on Fox now and I saw him do this — very clever. You know how Ayers is going around mocking righties about their rumor that he wrote the first book and on couple of occasions has sarcastically said ‘you know I wrote that book’. Trump has turned the table, ignoring the mockery or sarcasm in it, Trump is going around saying it as a fact that Ayers has admitted he wrote the book. Now what will Ayers or Obama people do? How will they refute it? will they say ‘no, no, Ayers was only joking or he was being sarcastic..’ Very clever on Trumps part. My theory is that Trump has got very irritated by the complicit media, and how they go after ordinary people like teapartiers or ‘birthers’ and added to that Obama and his admin is all so incompetent. So he is like one of us annoyed and wanting justice and fairness and truth.

  34. What a treat, admin, another post! Wow, another great one.

    Henry and Crazy Horse, there are lots and lots of gays and lesbians who hate Zero.

    Wbboei, I love your comments.

  35. BTW that hot mic thing at the Obama fundraiser, I bet my last dollar it was a planned thing. He loves, loves to go after people who do better than him, right now it is Ryan — his proposal may not be good but the man knows how to present it and is confident and that irritates Obama because he knows he can never do that.

  36. http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2011/04/hundreds_gather_for_tea_party.html

    Thousands gather for tea party rally, Donald Trump speech

    By Anthony Man April 16, 2011 12:59 PM

    Updated at 7:05 p.m.

    Donald Trump filled several roles Saturday: self promoter, crowd pleaser, economic analyst, and slashing critic of President Barack Obama.

    He didn’t do what many of the 2,500 to 3,000 people gathered to hear him at a tea party rally wanted, declare himself a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. But he drew cheers by dropping tantalizing hints.

    The crowd roared approval when he said he wasn’t quite ready to apply the signature line, “You’re fired,” from his reality TV show to Obama. “We’ve got a long way to go before we start using that. It’s too early, and to be honest it’s too trivial,” he said. “But I have it in the back of my mind.”

    Trump bragged about his intelligence, touted his business acumen, laid out areas in which he thinks American domestic and foreign policy is wrong, and again raised questions about whether the president really is a U.S. citizen.

    In many ways, the 47-minue speech was unlike anything a presidential candidate or potential candidate says.

    For example, he offered this view on the U.S. helping Japan with the aftermath of its earthquake and tsunami: “For 30 years they’ve been ripping us off and taking advantage of us, but I still think we should help. See don’t I have a great heart?

    And, he said, “in the old days, when we won a war, we won a war.” What that means, Trump said, “You keep the nation, you keep the land, you keep the oil.” Trump said he’d only be interested in current U.S. military actions in Iraq or Libya if the U.S. got the oil from those nations.

    He said Obama would “almost certainly will go down in history as the worst president of the United States.

    Because Obama believes government statistics showing inflation is low it shows he is :in the world of the make believe.” And he said there’s no way Obama wrote both his own books, Trump said, because there’s a huge difference in quality between the two works. “The difference was like chicken salad and chicken s—.” [snip]

    “The United States has become the laughing stock and the whipping post for the rest of the world, whether we like it or not, and we don’t like it, the world is laughing at us. They’re laughing at our leaders, they’re taking advantage of us, and it’s a disgrace,” he said.

    He said he can turn around the nation’s fortunes because he has worldwide experience negotiating business deals. “I’ve come out almost always as the victor, and I have to say that. Because, you know, I don’t want to be bragadocious, but that’s the kind of a person, whether it’s me or somebody else” the country needs as president.

    He said his self-assessment was “both a scorecard and an acknowledgement of certain abilities.” And trump said about himself, “I have very high aptitude. I was a great student. I went to the best schools.” [snip]

    Mike Cericola, a member of the Staten Island, N.Y., tea party vacationing in South Florida, said he attended Saturday when he heard Trump would be there. He said Trump should be taken seriously as a candidate, and dismissed naysayers who think he’s trying to gin up publicity for his reality TV show.

    “The man has enough money he doesn’t have to use this as a ploy,” he said.

    Suzanne Solomon of Jensen Beach is ready to vote for Trump for president. “I don’t think I disagreed with anything.”

    The tea party may provide a critical base for Trump if he decides to run,said Sean Foreman, a political scientist at Barry University. “These are the people who shaped the 2010 elections and he’s banking on them shaping the 2012 election, and he wants to be their champion.”

    Updated at 4:50 p.m.[snip]

    Excerpts:

    On the tea party: “They’re great. They’re great because they made Washington start thinking, both Democrat and Republican.”

    On his much-commented on hair: “And with all this wind, now at least you know it’s my real hair.” (The hair didn’t appear to move.)

    On the U.S.: “The United States has become the laughing stock and the whipping post for the rest of the world, whether we like it or not, and we don’t like it, the world is laughing at us. They’re laughing at our leaders, they’re taking advantage of us, and it’s a disgrace.

    “I have said on numerous occasions that countries like China, India, South Korea, Mexico, the OPEC nations and many others view our leaders as weak and ineffective, and we have repeatedly, unfortunately been taken advantage of to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars a year. We have to take our country back.

    “I know a lot of people in other countries. I know the top people. I know the wealthy people. They deal with me on a constant basis. They tell me – not so much lately, by the way – but before this whole things started they would sit with me at dinners and say Donald we can’t believe what we’re getting away with.

    “Over the years I participated with people like this in many battles, and I’ve come out almost always as the victor and I have to say that. Because, you know, I don’t want to be bragadocious, but that’s the kind of a person, whether it’s me or somebody else [the country needs as its president]”

    Trump said his wife told him that line is “too conceited,” but he retained it in the speech because “we need people that win. We don’t need people that lose all the time.

    “I’ve beaten many people and many companies, and I’ve won many wars.

    “It’s both a scorecard and an acknowledgement of certain abilities, which is what we need.[snip]

    Our current president came out of nowhere with no track record so that there was absolutely nothing to criticize.

    “I never lived my life with a view toward running for office. So when bad things are said about me, and I’m sure they will be said, you have to remember I’m a successful businessman and not a politician.”

    Trump said he’d focus on restoring America.[snip]

    He repeatedly brought up questions about whether Obama is a citizen, something that polling shows has support from large numbers of average Republicans are concerned about, but which many party leaders say isn’t an issue. “All I want to do is see this guy’s birth certificate.” His comments drew cheers.

    On himself, Trump said, “I have very high aptitude. I was a great student. I went to the best schools.”

    On Obama, Trump said, “We have a man right now who almost certainly will go down in history as the worst president of the United States.”

    Trump said he doesn’t believe government statistics that show inflation is low. “Inflation is rampant,” he said.

    Because Obama doesn’t believe that, “He in the world of the make believe. And even the fact that he became president is the world of make believe.”

    On Israel: “There’s never been anybody worse to Israel than Obama.”

    On Obama’s two books: Trump said he’s sure they weren’t both written by the same person. He said he has expertise on book writing because he’s written “I think 11 or 12 books” and “virtually all of them were best sellers”

    The difference was like chicken salad and chicken s—” he said. “There is no way the man who wrote the second book wrote the first one.” [snip]

    “I understand why you’re here today. It’s because you, just like I am, are increasingly frustrated at the direction that this administration is taking this country in, but we can do something about it.

    “Unfortunately, some politicians in Washington just haven’t gotten the message.

    We need to let them know enough is enough. We need our leaders to tell it like it is and if you’re not going to get the job done, we’re going to find somebody else who will.

  37. “Peace keepers- td-Peace keepers…”

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

    Obama has already re-labeled US troops in Iraq as ‘non-combat’; but they’re still getting killed. If he re-labels them ‘peace-keepers’ that won’t help either. Especially not if we take their oil and the ‘peace-keepers’ job becomes guarding the oil pipelines.

  38. Wonder what this is about?

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/FEC-Launches-Obama-Campaign-Audie-205014-1.html?ET=rollcall:e10156:80087690a:&st=email

    FEC Launches Audit of Obama’s 2008 Campaign

    * By Alex Knott
    * Roll Call Staff
    * April 16, 2011, 9:38 a.m.
    Perkins Coie may be also representing Obama for America in the FEC’s spending investigation of a Republican National Committee complaint. A few weeks before the election, the RNC alleged that Obama’s campaign accepted donations from foreign nationals, received contributions that had exceed limits and submitted fictitious donor names to the agency. The status of this investigation is unknown, though the FEC confirmed it received the complaint.

    Obama campaign officials said they have made significant efforts to track down elusive donor information for some of its contributors. In many situations, it has chosen to make large refunds or give any questionable money to the government.

    During the 2010 cycle, the Obama campaign led all organizations when it came to sending refunds to individual donors. Following the election, it disclosed disbursement transactions totaling more than $5.7 million in refunds.

    Though the FEC has not penalized Obama, the president’s campaign has also voluntarily paid more than $400,000 to the Treasury Department during the past two years for donations that were out of compliance
    with campaign finance rules.

  39. admin
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks for that post admin- a laugh a minute here- Trump is sooo good at flinging insults at Obama, as we know, resonate as the Truth to us all. All the paid mouthpieces like Tweety are hamstrung because of their damn paychecks…
    forced into shoveling manure into the airwaves everyday.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  40. pm317
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    The fact that they will have to even address is a major punch in the face to them.

  41. “The difference was like chicken salad and chicken s—.” ”

    LOL, he actually said this?? LOL.

    his high marks/grades he keeps talking about, who wants to bet that is how he will draw out Waffles, Trump will release his degree from Wharton, and his grades, and then say, why isn’t waffles releasing anything??

    I have to admit, its almost there is some strategy here by Trump, step by step.

  42. “We have a man right now that will almost certainly go down as the worst Pres in the history of the U.S.,” he said.”

    ——————-
    A perfect bumper sticker.

  43. tim, he is also saying without that book Obama won’t have been elected (which is true for most part because a lot of ordinary lefty liberals got tingles up there legs reading that book). I agree he is slowly doing something here step by step..

  44. nomobama
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Here-here-! I agree about Sarah Palin… What in the Hell does “sophistication” have to do with the nature and character of a people?…

    How sophisticated was Abraham Lincoln? One of the greatest presidents who ever lived.. or presidents we LOVE born in Arkansas? – pffffft!

  45. “The crowd roared approval when he said he wasn’t quite ready to apply the signature line, “You’re fired,” from his reality TV show to Obama. “We’ve got a long way to go before we start using that. It’s too early, and to be honest it’s too trivial,” he said. “But I have it in the back of my mind.”
    ________________________________

    A-yup! And here is the prequel to the big moment:

    http://pumasunleashed.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/trumpsamtoon.jpg?w=600&h=600

  46. “We have a man right now that will almost certainly go down as the worst Pres in the history of the U.S.,” he said.”

    ——————-
    A perfect bumper sticker.

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

    Too long. “Worst POTUS evah”

  47. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53308.html

    Sarah Palin unleashed a withering critique of congressional Republicans Saturday, lambasting them for not cutting spending deeper and faster, and saying the party needs to “fight like a girl.”

    We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic,” Palin said during a rally in front of the Wisconsin statehouse in Madison. “What we need from you, GOP, is to fight.” Pointing to the national champion University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, Palin said the GOP could learn from its resolve and “needs to learn how to fight like a girl.

    Palin took issue with the GOP leadership for promising $100 billion in cuts from the current budget, trimming that pledge to $60 billion and finally settling for $38 billion in the recent budget battle.

    “Then after some politics as usual and accounting gimmicks we found out — ya know that $38 billion? We’re actually borrowing that $38 billion,” Palin said. “That is not courage, that is capitulation.”

    The former Alaska governor also painted President Barack Obama as unserious about cutting government spending. “Our president isn’t leading, he’s punting on this debt crisis,” Palin said. “Win the future? The only future he wants to win is his reelection.

    Her 15-minute speech came toward the end of a nearly-two hour tea party rally pegged to tax day, as snow pounded the region. After a quick introduction by Andrew Breitbart, Palin took the stage and lavished praise on the conservative activists still rallying in support of Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s push for concessions from state employee unions.

    “These are the front lines in the battle of the future for our country,” Palin said.

    “A pension is a promise that must be kept,” she added. “Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep their promises. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs.”

  48. #
    pm317
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    OK, I will bite. I think Abraham Lincoln was plenty sophisticated..
    ________________

    Don’t bother- Grab a US History book and read it.
    Even high minded academics can learn something everyday!

  49. ““We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic,” ”

    This woman really has a great talent with words.

  50. tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    “The difference was like chicken salad and chicken s—.” ”
    _________________________

    Peppering Obama with comments like this will have Obama smoking like a chimney, crying on Jarret’s shoulder and running to MOmmy for comfort.

  51. giving the locals a piece of the oil profits

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

    Getting that piece straight down to the people who are actually setting bombs, would take a lot of piece-givers. 😉

  52. I don’t know why some people here are twisting it to mean his candidacy or presidency.

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

    I think you kind of came in late? (Welcome to the US, btw!) It was Obama’s campaign in 2008 that did that twisting.

  53. Mrs. Smith
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    —————-
    Don’t care for your jabs, really. If you don’t understand what someone said, you could just let it go — use the scroll button. You could ask me what I meant instead of some mean spirited indirect comment. In this instance I would suggest that you look up a dictionary for the meaning of the word ‘sophisticated’. I could surprise people about what I know about Lincoln but won’t waste my time on people who are not nice.

  54. turndownobama
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    giving the locals a piece of the oil profits

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

    turndown, when people en masse become part of the solution to a problem, they actively engage to protect their interests. The people themselves will have money in their pockets and shun joining the radical factions in Iraq and Libya. The radicals pay those families thousands for giving up their children for suicide missions…

  55. #
    pm317
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Mrs. Smith
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    —————-
    Don’t care for your jabs, really. If you don’t understand what someone said, you could just let it go — use the scroll button. You could ask me what I meant instead of some mean spirited indirect comment. In this instance I would suggest that you look up a dictionary for the meaning of the word ’sophisticated’. I could surprise people about what I know about Lincoln but won’t waste my time on people who are not nice.
    __________________________

    I’ve complimented you several times on this blog and never received a thank you or an acknowledgment of my post on this board- I finally found a way to change that dynamic- thank you for your “nice” comment.

  56. pm317
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Jill Biden to her credit actually has done a lot for military families, prior to being the vp’s wife, as for Meeeeee-chelle, well, considering she’s been ashamed of America her entire life, by her own admission, this campaign season stunt will soon go away. Most if not all military families I know cannot stand Meeeeee-chelle and her “finally proud of America as an adult” comments.

  57. tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:37 pm
    ==================================
    That was a good article, except at the end when the writer indicated that he wanted someone with the some good characteristics of several of the Republican politicians that might run for the presidency in 2012. He neglected to mention anything about Palin which I think was probably done on purpose. Anyway, there was a joke in the comment section that I am copying to here…

    The Pope and Obama are on the same stage in Yankee Stadium in front of a huge crowd.

    The Pope leans towards Mr. Obama and said, “Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they’ll forever speak of this day and rejoice!”

    Obama replied, “I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of your hand….Show me!”

    So the Pope backhanded him and knocked him off the stage!

    AND THE CROWD ROARED & CHEERED WILDLY!

  58. pm317 – I had the same immediate reaction to the hot mic performance. It felt very contrived (well, more so than reading someone else’s words off a teleprompter!) and convenient. He’s trying to appeal to his base, I think. I saw a recent article, it said that black support was down in the 70s, and hispanic support was down around 54%!!!

    He’s in trouble.

    I like to think Hillary has a HUGE smile on her face, listening to Trump call out Obama ROFL

  59. tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    pm317
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Jill Biden to her credit actually has done a lot for military families, prior to being the vp’s wife,
    ————————-
    Aha, I didn’t know that. Maybe that is where the Obama 08 campaign got their idea from (you know how nothing is really original with these people) to send MO to military bases which was lauded as a very good strategy. They are repeating that now. I want to know what MO did in the last two years for these people?

  60. pm317
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Yep, actually I didn’t know either, but a few military families told me,I think Jill Biden has an older son who served in Iraq, so I think that may be why she did work with military familes in prior year, I like Jill Biden, I think she is a very respectable woman, seems very congnizent of what it means to be representing America, unlike who know who 🙂

    (also, remember in 2009 when Meeeee-chell went to ft bragg? well normally the base coordinates with dignitaries so that the base doesn’t have to rearrange their activities too much, guess what Meeee-chelle did? just barged in, they did not coordinate at all, the people at ft. bragg were so pissed, they even went on record about it, so see it makes sense the only way miliary famlies will meet with this loser women is in small gathering.)

  61. I was struck by Rove’s heated dismissal of Trump as a candidate over the birth certificate issue.

    ” He’s off there in the nutty right, and is now an inconsequential candidate”

    Now why do you suppose a party regular like Rove would attack a fellow Republican in this dismissive manner?

    Was it really the birth certificate? Or was it perchance something else?

    Could it perhaps be the fact that Trump is attacking not only Obama but Bush as well. And Rove is Bush’s brain.

    If so, then it is reasonable to assume that Rove will reach across the aisle to Plouffe and conspire with him to bring down Trump.

    This is why I believe it is important for Trump to release some explosive information on the birth certificate fairly soon.

    If he did that then the cockroaches would all run for cover, and it would inoculate him against their attacks over that issue.

  62. pm317
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    ====================

    Thanks for the link. I like to see both sides of the story at these types of events.

  63. “Rove will reach across the aisle to Plouffe and conspire with him to bring down Trump. ”

    why not? Rovester conspired with Donna Brazille to plot against Hillary (and Mccain too, if I was betting money)

  64. wbboei, yeah, I also thought that Rove’s reaction was irrational. I bet you will see a lot of Obots voting for Mitt (or will it be Willard on the ballot?) in the republican primary.

  65. tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    Mrs. Smith
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

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

    I had a good laugh with that especially when I pictured the event in my head… and the crowd went WILD!!!!!!!!

  66. Funny I was talking to my older brother back in Nov and said a politician needs to come out and say we honor commitments but any new hire has to accept the new realities . My bro said no politician has the balls to go there. Sarah did today. Guess she lacks balls

  67. nomobama
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    ———————

    I am fascinated by these people in Madison after watching watching countless pics and videos on Althouse. You know, the other side (teaparty and such) has as much right and freedom to assemble and hold their fort. Why be nasty and disruptive like that? This is new to me. Does it happen everywhere? Not sure.

  68. pm317 – did you ever see the articles during the election that compared how much money over a period of years that the candidates had donated to charity? I don’t remember the numbers, but Obama had donated a miniscule amount, especially compared to others. So my guess is their volunteer activities were also nil.

  69. The people themselves will have money in their pockets and shun joining the radical factions in Iraq and Libya.

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

    How are you going to get the money down to those individuals who are blowing up the pipelines, without it being skimmed off by the corrupt leaders? Take over the leadership offices ourselves? Hand deliver it to the peons? Drop it from helicopters?

    Any such means will require a lot of US personnell there, indefinitely.

  70. lorac, oh yeah.. I bet MO ripped off a whole lot of sleeves over giving up Nobel Peace prize money. And I bet she wants to be paid for her FL duties (I think she made a comment to that effect too).

  71. Tim posted the link to this article earlier. It’s written by a Republican/conservative who appears to sense what we do:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/douggiles/2011/04/16/the_trump_rebellion/page/full/

    For this weekend I was originally going to write on five reasons why Obama will be reelected in 2012. Why the gloomy prediction? Well, for me at least, it’s primarily because this current crop of GOP hopefuls gets me about as excited as watching Joy Behar doing an interpretive dance in Borat’s thong to The Doors’ classic hit “Riders on the Storm” (the extended version) while smoking a cigar with spinach in her teeth.

    Now, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like certain—or many—aspects of the various conservative contenders who are starting to jockey for position; it simply means that I think Obama the Swiffer would dust them with his billion dollar Chi-town based voter fraud fueled spin machine. That’s all.

    So, what caused me to change the topic for this week’s screed? Well, I saw The Donald open up a can of verbal whup ass on Obama on Hannity last Thursday and Friday night. It was extremely convincing in that he had refreshingly solid, no-BS answers for the multifaceted debacles “the worst president ever” has entrenched us in and explained how he sees himself as the crap-cutting dealmaker to pull us out.

    And it seems that I’m not alone in finding DT’s comments compelling. According to every poll out there America really digs what Donald is doing, and he’s either tied or ahead of the GOP wannabe pack. Trump is even polling better than Barack in the new Biden/Michelle Obama poll. It’s a madhouse, folks. A madhouse.

    Another thing that makes me hopeful that Donald can trump Obama in 2012 is that David Plouffe, the White House’s chief ploofer, says that Trump has “zero chance” at becoming president. This translates to me as they’re shaking in their taxpayer-funded wingtips over there at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and are praying to God (or whoever the hell they pray to) that Trump doesn’t run.

    I was at my favorite cigar bar in Miami this past week when one of my good conservative Cuban aficionados asked me if I could really vote for Trump, to which I said, “Uh … yeah. I voted for McCain. I still haven’t forgiven myself. Pray for me.”

    Here are my buddy’s problems with Trump:

    1. He’s arrogant. My answer: Well, if he is, it’s not without cause.

    He’s insanely successful. There’s nothing wrong about being right. (like I am with my parenting book. I believe it’s the best book in the world on raising righteous and rowdy girls, and my nation- changing kids prove it. It’s a fact, Jack. No need to be bashful.) As far as Trump is concerned, his business accomplishments are legendary. Why shouldn’t he be proud? BHO’s main claim to fame, before Soros put the first affirmative action president into the White House, was ACORN.

    2. He’s an adulterer. As a Christian and a conservative I’m supposed to shun Donald because he’s an adulterer, to which I say, according to the biblical maxim … well, aren’t we all? I believe Jesus said that if you look lustfully at a woman it’s the same as if you shagged her. One comedian put it succinctly by telling the sanctimonious who condemn those who’ve literally wandered from their marital vows by saying, “He that hath an empty hand, let him throw the first stone.

    3. Trump is not serious, and this is just a publicity stunt. Yeah? Well, it’s a value added punking as he is saying all the things to Obama and his ilk that Americans want someone with a big prime time megaphone to say.

    I think the Trump Rebellion is dee-licious. It’s injecting attitude and information, not via some tepid politico but via a mogul who has had enough of Barack’s bunkum, who gets the socialistic game Hussein is hoisting on us, and who hates countries who hate and use us. Trump is probably the only one with the money (or who could get the sufficient cash) to go up against this Soros-funded reelection hell machine.

    So, is The Donald the perfect candidate? Look, Spanky, no one is perfect.

    Jesus was the only perfect person to schlep this rock. However, comb over be damned, I’d vote for Trump right now. My perfect candidate, however, would be an amalgam of several candidates, a combination of Donald Trump with Mitt Romney’s hair, Newt Gingrich’s grasp of American History, and Mike Huckabee’s heart. Bam! That’s gold. Pure gold.

    Anyway, if DT does not take on BHO he sure as heck has shown the boys and girls looking on that you can take BHO on and not be McCain McNice about it, and giddy Americans will line up behind you because they are pig sick of how Obama is destroying our great land.

  72. Perkins Coie may be also representing Obama for America in the FEC’s spending investigation of a Republican National Committee complaint.
    —————————
    The founder of that firm, Chuck Stone, was one of my neighbors growing up. He and his wife Naomi were Safeco attorneys before that. He lived in the big house up the street, which he inherited from an elderly widow or so we were told. His son was a friend of mine. All of them are dead now. The house was stucco and reminded you of something out of Hollywood in the 1920s. The firm was #2 in our town, until the #1 firm Bogel, Bogel and Gates (aka Bungle, Bungle and Overcharge) went belly up. Bogel was a fine firm, and their members have scattered to the wind during the intervening decades.

  73. tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    also I have read that Michelle and Barry have lost their law licenses,
    &&&&&

    Quite sure about MO, and I think that’s true about BO. They tried to spin it as “normal”, something like, “Because I running for office (Senate, then Presidency), I have turned in my law license…”

    And like you pointed out, many LAW MAKERS are LAWYERS, and retain their licenses, even if they aren’t actively practicing.

    Yet another example of something being “off” with Obama.

    Nothing jibes with this dude. Nothing.

  74. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/04/16/business/AP-AS-US-Clinton-Japan.html?hp

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Japan to show American solidarity with the Japanese people as they recover from a devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

    Clinton touched down in Tokyo on Sunday for a several-hour visit during which she will meet with senior Japanese officials, including the prime minister, emperor and empress.

    She’s making the trip to give the country a morale boost as it rebuilds from the March 11 quake and tsunami while enduring strong daily aftershocks. The country also is coping with a crisis at a nuclear plant that was disabled by the disaster.

    Clinton will return home later Sunday.

  75. admin
    that article is too funny my favorite line
    “He that hath an empty hand, let him throw the first stone.”

    I am so going to use that line.

  76. donated to charity? I don’t remember the numbers, but Obama had donated a miniscule amount, especially compared to others. So my guess is their volunteer activities were also nil.

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

    I remember seeing that about charity donations in a reliable source in 2008 or 2007. Don’t recall anything comparing volunteer time. But Hillary did a lot of volunteer legal work over the early years.

  77. admin
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Tim posted the link to this article earlier. It’s written by a Republican/conservative who appears to sense what we do:
    __________________________

    Great article- thanks for posting it in it’s entirety.

    Good points to remember!

  78. wbboei
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I was struck by Rove’s heated dismissal of Trump as a candidate over the birth certificate issue.

    Could it perhaps be the fact that Trump is attacking not only Obama but Bush as well. And Rove is Bush’s brain.
    &&&&&

    Good point. Rove is a devious little fucker.

  79. I like to think Hillary has a HUGE smile on her face, listening to Trump call out Obama ROFL
    ————————–
    You can make book on it. And Obama? I am quite sure it is painful and frightening for him. For whatever we know or suspect about him, on the odds the truth is even worse. And when Trump says I know how his mind works, he is really getting inside Obama’s head. There is a Spanish idiom that applies here: whether the pitcher hits the rock or the rock hits the pitcher it is going to be bad for the pitcher.

  80. Also damn you tim because of you I looked up Florence and the machine. My computer is a mess and every time I hit enter I get The Dog Days Are Over. What kind of twisted person writes a virus like that? Well I just made myself a goal to learn all the words to the song. Lemonade?

  81. wbb-

    Yes, Trump is dismantling the Obama facade brick by brick. Obama will seize on their go to refuge of “hatred” lobbing mud balls of racism at Trump.

    It would be quite a coup if Trump brushes his shoulders off (the you can’t touch me move) the way Obama did to Hillary during the campaign.

  82. Aristotle identified the key elements of persuasive speech. There are only 3: ethos, logos, pathos. Ethos is the character of the speaker–his bona fides, the notion that he or she is someone worth listening to and worthy of belief. Logos is the intellectual argument he puts forward. Pathos is the emotional component, which causes the audience to react and take the action which the speaker desires.

    I mention this turgid stuff because it offers some insight into what Trump is doing. He is going right after Obama’s ethos. He is making it personal. It is devastating. Most Republicans are afraid to do that for fear of being called a racist, or vilified by Obama’s big media goon squad.

    So instead, they treat him like a hail fellow well met, and concentrate their energies on what he has failed to do and what it means to the future. But they do not engage in personal attacks, even when he attacks them.

    This is madness. Why? Because the majority of the electorate is not interested in the intellectual argument, and they are easily bamboozled as to the reasons we are failing. But if there is blood in the streets–sex and violence they understand.

    Thus, when Donald does what no other Republican candidate is willing to do–headhunt Obama, the people applaud, because that is something they can relate to. And, equally important, it causes those same people and independents to discount anything Obama says. Put differently, if he is shown to be a fraud, then he is toast.

  83. I don’t like Hillary over in Japan. I don’t want her nuked by any radiation. Wish she would just video skype some of these dangerous places.

    Get back home Hillary!!!

  84. When I hear the best and brightest tell us that Obama is unbeatable, that he will raise a billion dollars, that demographic trends assure his success, that he controls the internet, that he has got elections down to a perfect science, that he can suck the chrome off a trailer hitch and “make anyone believe anything he wants them to believe” (which what he said in private), then I am reminded of something Kipling wrote:

    “This new ship is fitted according to the reported increase in knowledge among mankind. Namely she is cumbered end to end with bells and trumpets and clocks and wires, that can call voices out of the air of the waters to con the ship while her crew sleep. But sleep thou lightly because no one has told me yet that the sea has ceased to be the sea.”

  85. I can’t wait to report back here tomorrow night. I am one of seven and the gay one. My mom is half cherokee and half french my dad is English and Irish. They are very very Catholic. So Catholic. To this day if I say shut up I have to put a dollar in the piggy bank, I can get away with fuck but my mom and dad think shut up is the worst thing you could say ever Anywho tomorrow is my grand nephews second birthday. I am from a big family. So are my mom and dad. Hundreds will be at this kids party and politics will be an issue === I cannot wait to hear what they have to say

  86. Sarah has brass OVARIES. She rocks. Not a phony. And a lot smarter than some people think. Big mistake to underestimate her. You go grrrrrrl! (not to fret Hillary,I love you more!)

  87. crazy horse
    I have tons of respect for Governor Palin I just don’t think she can bring it home the way he can

  88. “obviously Karl Rove hasn’t been doing very well the last couple of years…Whether you like it or not, George Bush gave us Obama, and I’m not having that.”

    Words well-deserving of bold-emphasis.

  89. Here is a video of Barack’s sister defending her brother with regards to his birth in the US. Jake “the Snake” Tapper has commentary which I find disconcerting. He is a reporter giving his opinions instead of reporting the news. I am so sick of that shit. I can’t wait until all of the media bozo’s are proven wrong. What will they do then? I hope most of them crawl back into their holes never to be seen again.

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/obamas-sister-trump-birther-talk-13354539

  90. wbboei
    April 17th, 2011 at 1:50 am
    ===================

    Good on Rubio.

    I think that we are witnessing the start of a viable third political party within the US. This will happen if people deem both the Republican and Democratic parties incapable of solving the country’s myriad of problems. It’s close as many of the newer politicians are not playing by the party rules any longer. Hooray for the Tea Party. They have made it easier for politicians to say no to the party leadership. I have never really like the idea of having a third party in the past, but I have come around to thinking that someone has to start dealing with are nation’s problems quickly, and if it isn’t someone from the two main parties, then let it be someone independent of them.

  91. Here is an example of progressive disdain for President Øbama. I know that I have read the same type of thoughts here about Øbama, but I still think it funny that the Øne that they all fawned over has them so disgusted that they are now referring to him as a Republican. Nothing like not taking responsibilty for your stupid mistake of voting for someone who obviously was not capable of performing the job. Blame it on someone else. “Øbama is a Republican” is bullshit. Øbama is Øbama, and that was painfully obvious to us before the election of 2008. Flim flam man extraordinaire.

    http://www.epicstep.com/campaign/199/obama-needs-a-primary-challenger/

  92. Nomobama,
    Thanks for commenting on being another one of the large gay community who can’t stand the fraud.

    Thank you admin for your great posts.

  93. A fighter is born not made to your particular specifications.
    ——————-
    A pearl of wisdom, admin.

  94. nomobama
    April 17th, 2011 at 2:46 am

    what a joke Tapper is, I used to respect the man, nothing but another fraud. I wrote a very pointed email to him asking him why he didn’t ask the simple question, why is 2 million being spent in legal fees to hide the BC?

    I sent that email several times, so he can’t miss it.

    if everyone can do the same, that would be great.

    jake.tapper@abc.com

  95. tim @ 7:34 am
    ———–
    Done. Hi Mr. Tapper, I am wondering why you and others have refrained from questioning our President about any aspect of his birth certificate, a controversy which has been brewing for 3 years. You all certainly made a fuss in 2008 about John McCain’s status for the office. And as we know, all our military men who obey their C.I.C.’s orders, have willingly provided their proper birth certificates to join the various branches of the U.S. military. You certainly did not mind broadcasting for days your concerns about John McCain’s citizenship qualifications for the office … in spite of the fact that he is widely known as a 5 year VietNam P.O.W. As a man of high accountability, Senator McCain promptly and completely responded with the proper documentation to address media concerns raised allegedly in behalf of John Q. Public. Sincerely,

  96. holdthemaccountable @7:11

    That is a great photo. That is another one I would like to see on Big Pink, along with that beautiful one of her laughing her head off, right under the transformation photos of Bush to Obama.

  97. While I adore the Trump bashing of BO and I am delighted someone is finally addressing concerns of millions of Americans there is something about BO’s demeanor that bothers me.

    Some have said he and the whitehouse seem to be nervous, on the defensive about Trump’s attacks.

    I’m not so sure. Sometimes what I think I sense is that same illogical (to us) confidence during the 2008 (s)election when he remained serenely confident he would win even though HRC was mopping the floor with him in one primary after another.

    I still sense that now, like he knows the race has already been fixed.

    Anyone else get that?

  98. Palin Wows Wisconsin Tea Partiers With Blistering Speech; To Obama: ‘You Ignored Us in 2010, You Cannot Ignore Us in 2012’

    Sarah Palin, addressing the enthusiastic crowd at today’s Tea Party event in Madison, WI: “The only future that Barack Obama is trying to win is his own reelection. He’s willing to mortgage your children’s future to ensure his own! And that is NOT the audacity of hope — that’s cynicism! Piling more debt onto our children and our grandchildren is not courage — no, that’s cowardice!”
    __________________

    Also read a few Obots are clammoring for her son, Trig’s.. bc.

  99. wbboei
    April 17th, 2011 at 12:39 am
    Ethos is the character of the speaker–his bona fides, the notion that he or she is someone worth listening to and worthy of belief.

    This exactly why Trump is going after Obama’s “narrative”. Obama ran on biography, some updated version of a Christ figure who came from nowhere with magical abilities because of his wondrous background. None of it was proven. Nothing. Nada. Any doubters or questioners were promptly pilloried, demeaned, debased and abused. If anything is disproved in the “fairy tale” it falls apart like a cheap suit. If he lied about anything he lied about everything. This is why the push back will be viscous. This is also why it will take someone with a big mouth, independently wealthy, with the hide of a rhinoceros to go after the One.

  100. Tim Geithner on MEET THE PRESS says our economy is getting better because of policies this president has put in place.

    Great…I just feel So-o-o-o much better now.

  101. Anyone else get that?

    basil9 actually no, I get the opposite sense, I sense a lot of nervousness, they have having the sister trotted out, of course not one obot kissing media person will ask simply, why is he spending 2 million in legal fees covering up something that can be resolved in 24 hours.

    the fact that they have counter all this, to me, means they are extremely nervous, Trump’s main political person is a former Waffle’s support and fundraiser, that sound make Waffles very nervous.

    Trump is a loudmouth, but unlike Palin, Trump is very rich and independents like Trump, he is well connected to the money men and women of Waffles. And Trump appears to be ramping up. Every Ayers charge he makes, the WH knows people for the first time thru the haze of Obot worship are listening and going hey, you know what Trump makes sense, why won’t they release the BC, or wow Trump was right the first and second books are not written by the same person.

    And the fact that Trump is starting this early is a huge plus for Trump.

  102. “Also read a few Obots are clammoring for her son, Trig’s.. bc.”

    Obots really are so stupid. 2 yr old Trig is not running for president, if he does, I’m sure his mom will gladly release his long form BC.

    and second point, if Trig is supposed to be Bristol’s baby, there why are there 2 babies, Trig and Tripp?
    what a bunch of idiots.

  103. A
    nother great trip for Presideny Hillary Clinton coming to an end.She is now on her way home.She surely is the most respected and admired SoS we have ever had and she has faced more world problems as well.BO must hurry and make sure that all of her traveling shoes are shined and at her door when she arrives.
    Hillary you must make your move soon for he will continue to inflict damage to world peace and prosperity.your talents for your job as SoS are unmatched in world History books.

    8:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

    8:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

    12:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, in Tokyo, Japan.

    1:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton and Japanese Foreign Minister Matsumoto meet with business leaders, in Tokyo, Japan.

    2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton and Japanese Foreign Minister Matsumoto hold a joint press availability, in Tokyo, Japan.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

    3:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the Emperor and Empress of Japan, in Tokyo, Japan.

    4:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, in Tokyo, Japan.

    4:35 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Tokyo, in Tokyo, Japan.

  104. Alan Greenspan said on MTP that he thinks that the Bush Tax Cuts should be rolled back to the tax level of the Clinton Administration.

    Did I hear that right?

  105. “Trump makes sense, why won’t they release the BC, or wow Trump was right the first and second books are not written by the same person.”
    _______________________

    I’m absolutely delighted to see somebody, anybody actively seeking some clarification on all Obama was inexplicably allowed to hide. I can’t see why EVERY American wouldn’t be happy to see it… who but a criminal, coward, or fool would fear the truth, anyway?.
    _________________________

    “if Trig is supposed to be Bristol’s baby, there why are there 2 babies, Trig and Tripp?

    what a bunch of idiots.”
    ______________________________

    Meant to be hurtful more than anyone’s business. Although, I agree- idiots, Trig is older than Tripp.

  106. basil9
    April 17th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Yes I do, enough so that I mentioned it to my brother last week. And asked him if he thought our democracy could really be that far gone.

  107. basil9
    April 17th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Yes I do, enough so that I mentioned it to my brother last week. And asked him if he thought our democracy could really be that far gone.

    I just remembered that I used to feel/think that way in the last years of Bush, wondering if the American people could prevail in anything. Although I left the democratic party in anger and disgust I was reassured on that front when Obama won. But look at things now.

  108. basil9
    April 17th, 2011 at 9:01 am
    —————–
    What is suspect here is the Repub reaction to Trump. Why are they running away And they are so scared that Trump won’t be the nominee? That I think is what is giving Obuma the confidence.

  109. nomobama
    April 17th, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Obama’s sister suddenly an author of children’s books- needs a book tour to promote a book or continue the cover up for his nbc statis. Tapper never asks, have you seen the Long Form of his bc?

  110. “Obama’s sister suddenly an author of children’s books”

    So there are great authors in the Soetoro family.

  111. “Why are they running away And they are so scared that Trump won’t be the nominee? ”

    I’m curious how do you figure this? Rove hates him, mark levin hates him rove is establisment repub, mark levin is one of those ivory tower conservatives. To me, it appears, they did not except Trump to rocket this fast to the head of the pack, it appears Trumps has put a kink in their plans. Trump has an advantage that no other repub has, very wealthy, and he attracts independents, centerist/moderate dems (hillary dems), and he will not be tied down by proper eqiqutte when going after Wafffles.

    With Levin, at least I respect his consistency to principles, with the roverster, I always felt he was sneakly, especially when I saw he was helping Donna Brazille beat Hillary, his support for Mccain was tepid, of course he was the one who went after Mccain in the primaries in SC with the whole “Mccain is the father of a black baby” — it was his adopted Bangadeshi daughter.

    This is why Trump is scaring them, he actually wants to win, and he will fight dirty if he has to, no one becomes that rich and that successful without dirty fighting. And he has the resources to do it, Ken-doll Romney is worth about 300 million, Trump is up in the 3-5 billion range.

  112. Trump stalls TV contract while mulling campaign

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump says he has put off agreeing to an extension of his “Celebrity Apprentice” reality show while he weighs a presidential bid.

    The real estate mogul and potential Republican contender says he told NBC on Friday he could not commit to a three-year contract extension for the series until he decides whether he’s running.

    Trump spoke at an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach. He offered familiar messages questioning President Barack Obama’s birthplace.

    He also said the U.S. should be entitled to Iraqi oil and praised the ultraconservative tea party.

    Trump says he’s encouraged by polls showing him with a strong following and says he’ll make an announcement on his campaign plans before June.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/16/trump-stalls-tv-contract-while-mulling-campaign/

  113. tim, there seems to be a journolister type reaction to Trump from the Republican side, everyone says the same thing that it is as if they all got the same email. A few days ago I linked an article here from the Hotair’s Ed Morissey (who I thought was the saner of that crowd) and he goes ‘this is all a distraction, we should fight the battle on the demerits of Obama’s policies, blah, blah,’ This was the same thing we heard on some of the Hillary supporters site. There is enough wrong with Obama on the policy side we can take him out of contention for 2012. No, Obama is too dirty and devious for that. He should be shown for exactly who he is as a person and character and not take the policy route to bring him down.

  114. Southern Born
    April 17th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Tim Geithner on MEET THE PRESS
    ________________________

    Telling us what a great job Obama has done on the economy…(hurl)

    Obama has been so successful, Geithner is leaving the Treasury for a less stressful job in the private sector. He must be tired of Mickey Mousing the numbers- getting caught and involved in a scandal. If Trump wins, first thing he will do is order a forensic audit of the Treasury Dept.

  115. “Ken-doll Romney is worth about 300 million”
    ___________

    Anyone tying their dog to the roof of the car and going on vacation is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  116. Mrs Smith
    “Anyone tying their dog to the roof of the car and going on vacation is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.”
    PLEASE EXPOUND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

  117. “Why are they running away And they are so scared that Trump won’t be the nominee?
    ———————
    Because both parties are filthy dirty, both have the goods on each other more or less, and they have decided upon a certain set of rules of engagement by which their conflict will be waged.

    At times, that conflict is real as in elections– which are about voters, but more about lining up special interests who will pay them money to do their bidding.

    At other times, the conflict is a staged skit in faux bipartisanship which is caluculated to convince fools that by golly those fellers in Washington really can get along and get things done for the country.

    And then there are those guardians of truth or print and broadcast all that is fit to print and speak for the people and speak truth to power and all the other self preening lies promoted by the whore of Babylon our beloved big media. faux such as the recent budget deal wherein each side slew the dra

    We know their game as well–CNN, NBC, ABC, NYT and WASHPO. Their game is to be a junior power player and mouthpiece in the corporate state, to deterine elections by herding the sheep, and to promote Obama.

    Yes indeed. And it is all so simple, so stable, so predictable and, dare I say it? . . so corrupt. Because the big winners are multi national corporation, dirty politician and even dirtier media whores. And the big losers are the American People most of whom believe the rhetoric and fail to realize that they are being hosed.

    Then out of nowhere comes Hercules, in this case Trump. And what does he do? He tells them that he may run for President. The “may” part drives them crazy, the fact that he will drives them bezerk. Why? They hate uncertainty, fear for their own lavish life style and worry that he will change to rules of the game.

    And then he tells them that their own candidates that Obama and Bush before him have betrayed the American People. And what does that say about them. You can see it all in Rove’s sudden hostility on the prospects for a Trump candidacy.

  118. #
    henry
    April 17th, 2011 at 2:03 am

    crazy horse
    I have tons of respect for Governor Palin I just don’t think she can bring it home the way he can
    ————————————————————————————-
    Yes, I agree. I think Sarah’s biggest strength right now is to be a ‘kingmaker’. Besides she is what? 48yo? She’s going to inspire for years to come, but no, not POTUS, not now anyway.

  119. “Anyone tying their dog to the roof of the car and going on vacation is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.”

    Oh my goodness, what does this mean? I have not heard of this. Can someone please explain further? Thanks.

  120. basil9
    I disagree. I see Trump as a revolution of sorts. Call it part of the zeitgist. For many the trust in the parties was betrayed in 08. Donna Brazille and her ilk kept trying to tell us what we wanted Newsflash to fat ass 18 million did not buy your snake oil. Nor have we forgotten. I read back in November that more people than ever before identify as independent. Why do you think that is the case. We’ve been talking they just haven’t been listening. Separate and silence us with socially divisive noise. Enough is enough.

  121. If I was a betting person, I would say Trump will be leading most polls for the repub nomination within a few weeks, and that’s when the Roverster will change his tune, he still wants to be part of the power structure and maker, and when it comes obvious Trump is a force to be reckoned with and his base is increasing, Rove will not want to left out.

    3 years ago, I had no idea how anything in politics or media worked, I voted loyally and did my duty and voted for a dem. After May of 2008, that entire event frankly shoke me, a lot.

    We will see how vast Trump’s voter base is getting by who will be smoked out next, in the establishment parties as well as the Waffles complicit media.

  122. The powers that be should have taken heed in 08 when they kept saying icky won and HRC needed to drop out. We still got off our fat behinds complaining all the while that it was racist that we couldn’t vote at McDonalds and we voted and she won in state after state. Polls are a joke. If they say Senor Trump is up by 5 add 20 to it.

  123. I used to have so much admiration and respect for Helen Thomas, I now believe she always had that anti-sematic personality that she just kept hidden all these years

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/helen-thomas-to-address-anti-israel-protests-during-netanyahu-s-visit-to-u-s-1.356321?localLinksEnabled=false

    and this deserves the WTF? to this Sharia nonsense happening in London,

    “Women who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremists intent on imposing sharia law on parts of Britain, it was claimed today.

    Other targets of the ‘Talibanesque thugs’, being investigated by police in the Tower Hamlets area of London, include homosexuals.

    Stickers have been plastered on public walls stating: ‘Gay free zone. Verily Allah is severe in punishment’.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377780/London-Taliban-targeting-women-gays-bid-impose-sharia-law.html?ITO=1490

  124. sorry admin, I posted some links, they are newspaper links to some stories, it appears they got caught in the filter, could you please get them out of moderation?

  125. Trump is a force to be reckoned with and his base is increasing, Rove will not want to left out.
    —————————-
    On the surface, he will be supportive. Under the table he will conspire with the dims. Trust me. This is how Rove works.

    Shortly after the election, I has lunch with an old friend. This friend is a Republican operative. I asked him whom the party would get behind in the next presidential election.

    He was non committal. Then, as we were saying goodbye, he said Huntsman. So I am inclined to think some senior people are more invested in that joker than I would have thought. To me the idea of him running for President inspires the same degree of confidence as Pawlenty–which is to say none whatsoever,

  126. tim
    April 17th, 2011 at 10:05 am

    “Why are they running away And they are so scared that Trump won’t be the nominee? ”
    _______________

    I agree with you Tim. The R’s no more want Trump to be the nominee than they wanted Hillary.

  127. #
    henry
    April 17th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Mrs Smith
    That is disturbingly humorous.
    ______________

    exactly! 🙂

  128. Hillary played by the dnc’s crooked books. The Trumpster is not likewise beholden. He has already thrown it down before even declaring. he’s doing it his way. too bad for the hacks

  129. I agree with you Tim. The R’s no more want Trump to be the nominee than they wanted Hillary.
    ___________________

    The press has nothing to do with it- They will batter or try battering Trump to no avail because his message is clear and simple: “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” All they can do at this point is manipulate the polls.

    Republicans place greed over the good and welfare of the populas. The Dems had been bystanders for a very long time but have unfortunately joined in the corruption right along with the Repugs..

  130. henry
    April 17th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Hillary played by the dnc’s crooked books.
    _________________

    Don’t forget; Hillary was following the advise of Patti Solis Doyle’s constant nagging… “musn’t go negative, Hillary. You will be demonized if you attack.”

  131. And the fact that Trump is starting this early is a huge plus for Trump.

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

    It seems odd to me. The media is mocking it now but they’re broadcasting it now. By election time it may be old news, and not even new evidence would get broadcast.

  132. Thanks everyone for your perspectives’ on my comment. Maybe I’m just getting paranoid – again – that BO will prevail. I will have to give up following any news if that happens. I detest him.

  133. “Republicans place greed over the good and welfare of the populas”

    Sorry, I can’t make general statements about every republican or frankly even every dem, the dems are now overrun by the alinksky types. I had faith in people like JFK, Monihyan of NY, dems, and people like Palin, and Ryan, repubs.
    What I do not like is the collusion of big labor and big corporation with govt, and that charactertic is present in both parties now.

    Trump is getting bombarded by both sides just like Palin, just like Hillary because they were trying to fight that collusion, but with big media doing the bidding of this collusion, it was hard in the past, but with blogs, etc, people can get informed and make informed decisions, and the TP is making more and more people informed of all this.

  134. pm317
    April 17th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for posting that. LOL. The Roverster must tearing his nonexistant hair out over Trump saying “Romney made money from a good company, he would close companies, buy companies, lose jobs. He didn’t create his job company, he didn’t build his own company”.

    I stand by my prediction, Trump will be leading the repub nomination polls very shortly and then he will get ahead of Waffles, so long as the ivory tower repubs don’t spend more time bashing Trump than they do Waffles.

  135. Mrs Smith
    I am going to share my 5 with you. Know how some married couples have a list of five people they can cheat with and have immunity well my dearest feminist lawyer friend has given me license to call 5 women very nasty names. Haven’t used any yet but Patti Solis Doyle has made a reservation. If I ever do use the c word it belongs to a woman hating woman who scribbles for the new york times. Care to guess who that might be?

  136. I still have faith in Palin and Ryan I meant to say, just as I had tremendous faith in people like JFK and Moniyhan of NY. The tense was wrong I suppose.

    anways, have to head out to work for little while, have a good sunday everyone.

  137. “Sorry, I can’t make general statements about every republican or frankly even every dem,”
    _____________________

    Tim, the true test remains, what politicians opposes their own Party’s policies. I can’t think of any off hand; maybe you have some in mind. I would be of no help in that dept.

  138. oprah is not far behind but I heard she passed away in 2008. Oops never mind it was just her ratings that died and something called self respect.

  139. Mormaer

    This exactly why Trump is going after Obama’s “narrative”. Obama ran on biography, some updated version of a Christ figure who came from nowhere with magical abilities because of his wondrous background. None of it was proven. Nothing. Nada. Any doubters or questioners were promptly pilloried, demeaned, debased and abused. If anything is disproved in the “fairy tale” it falls apart like a cheap suit. If he lied about anything he lied about everything. This is why the push back will be viscous. This is also why it will take someone with a big mouth, independently wealthy, with the hide of a rhinoceros to go after the One.

    ———–

    Exactly!

  140. Re Romney’s dog, here’s Snopes’ version:
    snopes.com/politics/romney/dog.asp

    The dog was in a carrier behind a windscreen, but it was still pretty bad.

    Details:
    abcnews.go.com/Technology/Politics/story?id=3329017&page=1
    What this doesn’t mention is wind CHILL, after the dog was “hosed off”.

    Here’s the story in a favorable bio of Romney. Commentators say he bragged about it later, dunno.
    lifamilies.com/chat/topic-177871-1.html
    This shows him mean enough to his own kids, too.

  141. I thought you would say, Maureen Dowd. Joy Behar is, imo, much worse.
    afa Oprah is concerned, many people are disgusted with her pushing them into voting for Obama. Telling them, He’s the One- It is written.. yada, yada, yada. I expect this has something to do with her poor ratings on the OWN network!

  142. When the O’campaign says it will raise ONE BILLION dollars, it is to frighten off any competitors.

    Trump is the only one that isn’t worried about this proclamation.

  143. Mrs Smith
    The puke living her life on the d list is also a contender and there was a woman on CBS news. She was pathetic beyond dull made mittens romney seem exciting. Her name escapes me. All I remember is that she was cheeky and makes my front porch look intelligent. Katey nothing.

  144. tim
    April 17th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    ——————-

    What Trump is saying there is actually quite deep and especially relevant in this economy. Recent American inventions (like Google, Youtube, such) magnificent as they are (and in some sense quintessentially American) have been cerebral and low on job creation. Innovation and entrepreneurs who create jobs should be encouraged.

    You are familiar with India and I was reading an uplifting bio of a young entrepreneur — he grew up with 4 or so siblings on a single mother salary and also lower caste. His mom was big on educating her children and this guy was pretty smart and got into very good schools on affirmative action-based admission. But his smarts shone everywhere and he got an MBA from one of those prestigious IIMs and was offered big money in several places. But he chose to start his own company and his rationale was that through job creation he would be enabling 100s of families’ livelihood. Incidentally he says affirmative action must be limited to one generation — he says his children won’t need any affirmative action because he has the means to give them good education and set them up on a successful path. Granted many others will need more help going over multiple generations but those who make use of affirmative action type facility in a society could first think about whether they are taking it away for someone else who needs it more.

  145. Shadowfax
    Where is icky icky pooh pooh going to get a billion? Took us by surprise last time with 5 dollar disposable cards. Crickets from the media. Donald is blasting him on bc do you think he’d hesitate when it comes to mystery cash?

  146. I keep forgetting to mention this but one night when I was playing Nancy Pelousy the home version( easy game drink lots of grey goose and sit by yourself and yell things like you’ll know what I’m saying when I say it )

    Anyhow I spur of the moment and quite bombed wrote a dark comedy called The AP. Silly stupid shite. Mostly about two guys working in cubicles laughing at stories from the associated press and debunking the rubbage as they are working on computers. Because I was blind drunk and fancying me really funny I sent it out. Some jackass in Hollywood wants to option the trash.

  147. I really am shocked by the Romney dog story. Even in a carrier, 12 hours? Got diahhrea, they HOSED HIM OFF and continued the trip? Wet dog at 50 mph?

    And Romney and his supporters thought this was fine, it showed Romney handling a crisis unemotionally?!?

  148. I still have faith in Palin and Ryan I meant to say, just as I had tremendous faith in people like JFK and Moniyhan of NY. The tense was wrong I suppose.

    anways, have to head out to work for little while, have a good sunday everyone
    ——————
    Be careful Tim–you know what they say about all work and no play and it is after all Sunday, and even God rested on the seventh day. But not Obama. He is always MIA. For him every day is a day of rest, relaxation and good old fashioned fucking off. And why not? He earned it.

    Turning for a moment from the sublime to the ridiculous–or rather the other way around, Trump IS impressive and what he said about Ryan you can take to the bank. What is it? That Ryan must be careful not to get too far out in front of the emerging consensus on the debt problem, because if he does Obama and Schumer will backshoot him. Now that is the voice of a VERY experienced negotiator. That bi partisan gang of six is what Obama will use when the time comes, and in the meantime he will marginalize Ryan. What should be happening at this point is they should be demanding a counterproposal from Obama now. They should blast him immercifully until he does. They should say that by delaying he is not saving entitlements–he is bankrupting them. Then they should tell their Coburn and company to dial down their speed of their deliberations a notch to force the issue on Obama. This is one area where he should be leading–if only he had the aptitude for it.

  149. Mrs. Smith
    April 17th, 2011 at 10:27 am
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    When I first heard the story of how Romney had put his dog in a cage on top of his car when travelling, I remembering thinking that he should be ashamed of himself. He is the type of person that really should consider not having pets.

  150. Some people are completely mad when it comes to pets.
    Years ago in Manhatten I had a woman pay me 25 dollars four times a day to take her dog out. When I walked him it could only be him, but when I brought him home I had to place him in a cage, if she got a dinner date or was running late she’d always call begging to take him out. Money was no issue for this woman, when she’d make “emergency” calls I’d charge her the same as our regular walks but she’d want to pay more. I’d be like lady you payed me 100 dollars to play. Never failed the day after she called and I had to go to her home at odd hours I’d find a gift certificate with the dog collar. I just don’t get why you would put something you care so much about to spend 500/wk and then place it in a cage. I don’t get it and by the way that mutt spent almost zero time in that cage

  151. wbboei
    April 17th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    yes to everything you wrote and remember way back when all the Democrat notables went up to New England to tell Dukakis, run for president if you want but keep your mouth shut about the Neil Bush and the looming savings and loan disaster. Didn’t we end up paying for that mess too?

  152. The picture is at the link…

    Tea Party activist sends email depicting Barack Obama as a chimpanzee

    A Tea Party activist in California circulated an email depicting Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees with the statement: “Now you know why – No birth certificate!”

    By Alex Spillius, Washington 17 Apr 2011

    Marilyn Davenport, who is also a member of the Orange County Republican Party, has resisted calls for her resignation, claiming she was not a racist and had only been joking.

    The email sent by Mrs Davenport contained a picture of the US president superimposed over a baby chimpanzee with two adults of the species, with reference to the conspiracy theory that Mr Obama is ineligible as president because he was born outside the United States.

    Scott Baugh, chairman of the county party, called on Mrs Davenport to resign from its central committee after receiving the email, saying that it was “dripping with racism and is in very poor taste”.

    Refusing to step down, Mrs Davenport made her case in an email to party members. “I’m sorry if my email offended anyone, I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surrounding his origin of birth,” she wrote.

    “In no way did I even consider the fact he’s half black when I sent out the email. In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/8457101/Tea-Party-activist-sends-email-depicting-Barack-Obama-as-a-chimpanzee.html

  153. admin
    April 17th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Fogel murderers caught:

    ——————-

    Two teenagers with absolutely no regrets for killing parents and children.

  154. “Tea Party activist sends email depicting Barack Obama as a chimpanzee ”

    these race card activists really need to shut the hell up, I remember so many occasions when Bush was depicted as a monkey, chimapazee, and even worse. Let them squack all they want with their race card, only Jesse Jackson and the usual Al sharpton will say their usual nonsense, and their media cohorts, people are sick and tired of the race card.

  155. admin
    that video is terrifying not just scary but crazy scary. The left wingnuts are way more frightening than the right cooks

  156. wow…things are getting exciting again…if feels like we are coming out of a deep, hynotic slumber…remember the movie “waiting to exhale”…we can exhale again…and if feels so good…

    thanks admin for another great, comprehensive, info packed post…and thanks to all the hill44 peeps that are leaving such impressive and motivating comments…

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

    as we discussed T has to keep repeating some of the same things over and over because just because we hear it, that does not mean thousands of potential voters have tuned in yet…so obviously he has to use repetition…

    I heard T say something on one of his interviews and if T is reading us, please incorporate this into you list of things to repeat and say it over and over again because it will definitely resonate with you average person out there…

    T said that what bothers him is that if when we have to call and check on our credit cards, (etc) someone in India answers the call and they have all our personal information…

    (my comment…now I am willing to bet that has pissed off many of us here…like who the hell am i giving my social security number to, etc…)

    so I wish T would keep repeating that over and over again and then finish it off by saying in his unique T style:

    “…what we don’t have people in our own country that can answer the phone and help us with our personal credit card information????…what we don ‘t have people in our own country that could be doing those jobs??? we have to ship those kind of confidential jobs to India?…this is an example of what is wrong with what is happening in our country today…”

    T is catching on because he is tapping into common sense stuff as well as storming and smashing the ‘O myth to smithereens’…

    ah, exhale…

  157. why are they yelling to people for them to show their faces, from that video most of those left lunatics have their faces covered, oh the irony.

  158. Joan Vennochi echoes what we wrote about the unions doing themselves harm in Wisconsin yesterday:

    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2011/04/17/that_old_angry_union_rhetoric/

    Organized labor desperately needs a makeover.

    All the classic accessories were on display at last week’s union rally in downtown Boston: Burly guys in sweatshirts hoisted “Solidarity’’ signs. The song “We’re Not Gonna Take It’’ thumped in the background. Cigarette smoke and angry rhetoric filled the air.

    “We’re going to hold those sons of bitches accountable,’’ bellowed Rich Rogers, executive secretary of the Greater Boston Labor Council. This time, labor’s ire was directed at State Street Corp., which confirmed that it expects to receive a federal tax refund of $855 million for 2010 — even though this Boston-based recipient of a $2 billion taxpayer bailout reported a $1.6 billion profit last year.

    That really is outrageous. But watching the usual suspects take on the injustice of it all in their usual fashion felt a lot like watching Snooki in “Jersey Shore.’’ Stereotypes make entertaining TV, but they don’t always get action or respect. [snip]

    Organizers said that they achieved their goal of attracting a broad coalition of community, religious, housing, and labor interests. The rally was not that big, acknowledged Mark Erlich, executive secretary-treasurer of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. But “it did bring public and private sector workers together, which is an interesting development,’’ he said the next day.

    Erlich attributes that new spirit of cooperation to Wisconsin’s infamous move to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees. The fallout, he said, is “game-changing.’’

    Yet, even in Massachusetts, the game is changing to the detriment of unions. On the same day that State Street reported its tax windfall, House Speaker Robert DeLeo set up a major fight with unions by proposing to strip local public employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care.

    That is not what labor expects from Massachusetts Democrats, and the union response to DeLeo’s proposal was predictably hostile.

    Union leaders — led by the ever-resentful Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts — threatened to oust lawmakers who vote for the plan.

    But if labor continues to play the role of spoiled child who throws a tantrum when things don’t go his way, it will be hard for the public to see the sympathetic side of the union story. It shows a blindness to how much debate has changed. The fact that DeLeo, a longtime union ally, sees political benefit in a proposal that enrages labor is as telling as it gets.

    Unions have legitimate grievances. Somehow, blame for the country’s financial collapse has shifted from greedy CEOs to greedy public employees. Banks and corporations that contributed to the economic meltdown are off the hook, while public workers are losing jobs and benefits. Corporate profits are exploding. Meanwhile, financial institutions are still holding back on loans to small business, refusing to modify home loans in risk of foreclosure, and siphoning billions away from job creation and local economies through exorbitant executive pay.

    How do you get that important message of unfairness to break through?

    The old style isn’t working the way it used to
    .

  159. On a Fox panel, all around the table are talking about how to discount Trump after seeing he is leading the Rethug polls.

    The numbers stare them in the face, and they are in total denial.

    They all think he will not run, and if he does, he will not win, and they are waiting for Cristie or Ryan to jump and and take the excitement away from Trump.

    I hope they all hold their breath.

  160. Shadowfax @ 2:58
    ————-
    Christie may have dealt himself a mortal wound last week:

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie asks the press to “take the bat out” on Democratic senator Loretta Weinberg in light of pension double-dipping. A recent Star-Ledger review of Treasury records shows that she and at least three other lawmakers are doing pretty much the same thing as Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (Video by Megan DeMarco / The Star-Ledger)
    http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/2011/04/gov_christie_on_loretta_weinbe.html

    IMO Christie’s crude response cost him sizeable political capital. Senator Weinberg is a 75 year old female, and the remark is not sitting well with anyone, including myself, who cares about the battering of females. It will be interesting to see how much longer he receives national mention.

  161. “Chris Christie asks the press to “take the bat out””

    Not acceptable, not one bit! I like Christie, but he better apologize for this language and fast, to me, its not just crude nasty language against a state senator, its vile language against an elder person and a woman.

    He better apologize for this, and fast. Not acceptable in any sense. He can use other language, but what he said is not acceptable.

  162. Politicians just need to stop using colloquial phrases (which may have unfortunate connotations) to get their points across instead of using plain American Standard English.

  163. Christie has a big mouth to match his waist line.
    There is a difference between just speaking out against the machine and not being able to hide your sexist attacks.

    I would never vote for someone like this, glad I don’t have to.

  164. The following was on the Lame Cherry blog today. Anyone have a better understanding of this? I believe that there were many illegal donations, but I do not have a good grasp of how the fraud was committed.

    ╪▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬╪

    Someone is blackmailing Barack Obama

    As an alert, the Daily Caller published a blurb that the Federal Elections Commission is starting an investigation into all the strange finance of Barack Hussein Obama’s 2008 campaign.

    This is most intriguing as the Rothschilds have blackmailed and bribed everyone into silence from Darrell Issa to Nancy Pelosi for Obama, and is why Obama is so damn smug in knowing he just stole the 2012 elections again.

    As this blog has been the lone voice hammering about this, and I will give credit to Robert Morton of the World Tribune group which is connected to the Washington Times for allowing my laser revelations to be posted there as comments which most people do not know what the hell I’m talking about………it appears someone was listening large on this, and the Rothschilds can not get to them, and more importantly it means someone is screwing with Barack Hussein Obama in a non floss way.

    For a reminder:

    There was 300 million dollars in terrorist Middle Eastern counterfeit cash which flowed into Obama’s campaign in 2008.
    That money was laundered through the credit card companies using sleeper cards of US Citizens which they had no idea of in the majority. That is why all those credit card numbers were hijacked in 2007 as this was being set up.
    For the kicker, TARP was used to pay off this massive fraud and is why the credit card companies were the only folks having no financial difficulties in 2008 and 2009.
    It was this hundreds of millions of dollars in free money which kept them silent as Obama imposed his vision of the credit card industry on them.
    This 300 million went like all Obama money as kickbacks to key backers as the Solicitor General who was fired was beginning to expose in one of Obama’s cronies in California in that Johnson basketball player.
    It is past time that Penny Pritzker, Barack Obama, David Plouffe, Val-erie Jarrett and David Axelrod with Eric Holder keeping this all from being investigated are indicted.
    It is a DISGRACE that Darrell Issa was bribed off of all of these Obama crimes.

    The Daily Caller blurb I post with their link below.
    This is what we have been waiting for children, as if we can get heat on this, it will not matter what the hell Darrell Issa and John Boehner sold out for no matter what cover Eric Holder provides, as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are going to rip Obama to hell on this, and this group of Islamic mafia money dry cleaning crooks will go to prison.

    Happy days!

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/FEC-Launches-Obama-Campaign-Audie-205014-1.html?pos=hftxt

  165. Trump hits the mark calling out OPEC. Saudis cut almost 1,000,000 barrels a day from oil supply in March. Any wonder why oil prices have risen. Prices will skyrocket beyond the pale with more cutting. Why hasn’t Obama released oil from our emergency reserves? Reducing the ppg at the pump?
    ______________________________

    Saudi slashes oil output, says market oversupplied

    (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said on Sunday the kingdom had slashed output by 800,000 barrels per day in March due to oversupply, sending the strongest signal yet that OPEC will not act to quell soaring prices.

    Consumers have urged the exporters’ group to pump more crude to put a cap on oil, which surged to more than $127 a barrel this month, its highest level in 2 1/2 years amid unrest in North Africa and the Middle East.

    Oil Ministers from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates echoed Saudi Arabia’s Ali al-Naimi’s concerns about oversupply and said rocketing crude prices were out of the hands of OPEC, which next meets in June.

    “The market is overbalanced … Our production in February was 9.125 million barrels per day (bpd), in March it was 8.292 million bpd. In April we don’t know yet, probably a little higher than March. The reason I gave you these numbers is to show you that the market is oversupplied,” Naimi told reporters.

    Two Saudi-based industry sources told Reuters last week the kingdom had cut output due to poor demand, prompting selling by traders who saw it as a sign of a well-supplied market.

    But crude rebounded later in the week on optimism about the state of the U.S. economy.

    Naimi’s words are the clearest indication yet that OPEC is unconvinced there is a need for more oil despite the civil war that has slashed Libyan output and expectations Japanese demand will rise as it scrambles to rebuild its earthquake-shattered electricity grid.

    “These statements underscore the breadth of the security premium currently in (oil) prices. Overall supplies are sufficient,” said John Kilduff of energy hedge fund Again Capital. “As we’ve seen in the past, however, a well-supplied market is not always a barrier to very high prices.”

    IEA: MARKET TIGHTENING

    Naimi, who has previously spoken of $70 to $80 a barrel as a desirable range for crude, declined to comment on the price.

    Oil prices fell early last week on concern that demand may be eroding under pressure from high prices, but rebounded on Friday following encouraging U.S. economic data.

    Nobuo Tanaka, the head of the International Energy Agency, which represents oil importers’ interests, stopped short of saying OPEC needed to boost output, but suggested the group be more flexible in its thinking about supply.

    “The market is getting tighter and if it is tighter the price may go up, which may have a negative impact to economic growth,” Tanaka told reporters.

    OPEC last formally discussed output policy in December and is not scheduled to do so again until June. Members have ruled out holding an emergency meeting before then.

    Unrest in North Africa and the Middle East has left Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations nervous of political instability and of a sharp fall in oil prices that could lead to a fiscal crunch while populations are restive.

    The kingdom promised nearly $93 billion in handouts to its citizens in the wake of the wave of unrest that swept the Arab world this spring, making a sharp fall in oil prices a major risk for its budget.

    Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC members unilaterally boosted oil production after the March uprising against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi shut down the bulk of the North African OPEC member’s oil industry but weak demand for the additional production appears to have prompted the reduction in output.

    Naimi said Saudi Arabia had sold 2 million barrels of a special blend of crude that tried to replicate the high quality Libyan barrels lost. Demand for the blend has been tepid, according to oil traders.

    Kuwait may also have reduced output from the 2.42 million bpd analysts and oil traders estimated it pumped in March.

    The Gulf state’s Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Abdullah al-Sabah told reporters Kuwait was currently producing 2.2 million bpd but did not say whether output had been reduced.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/17/us-saudi-oil-idUSTRE73G14020110417

  166. Very poor choice of words on Christie’s part, and he should acknowledge it. Yet, I don’t equate the statement with gender bashing as I believe he would have used the same wording if it were a male that he was talking about. He was trying to sound tough, but sounded kind of stupid instead.

  167. This development seems wrong to me.

    Turkey in talks on Taliban office in Istanbul

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is working to open a political office for the Taliban in Istanbul, a close aide to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday, the first explicit comments on the plan.

    “It’s being negotiated right now,” Ibrahim Kalin told the Hurriyet daily, adding the office would be located in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul.

    Muslim Turkey, which has hosted talks aimed at building trust between Pakistan and Afghanistan, has said before that it is open to the establishment of a diplomatic presence for the Taliban to help with talks to end the war in Afghanistan.

    A Pakistani official, speaking during a visit by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to Ankara on Thursday, told Reuters Pakistan would back such a plan.

    Analysts say that any solution to the Afghan conflict would probably require the support of Pakistan.

    The proposal first surfaced during a trilateral summit in December between Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan in Istanbul, in which Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Kabul would welcome any offer by Turkey meant to facilitate talks with the Taliban.

    Afghanistan’s former president, Burhanuddin Rabbani, who leads a council charged with starting peace talks with Taliban-led insurgents, held talks with Turkish government officials in Turkey in February.

    But Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister who came second behind Hamid Karzai in Afghan presidential elections in 2009, told Hurriyet that opening an office for the Taliban would help “legalize a terrorist organization.”

    “Turkey has a generally constructive role in Afghanistan. However, we recently learned of plans to open a Taliban office in Turkey, which will not help build trust within a majority in Afghanistan who do not support the Taliban,” Abdullah said.

    Turkey, the largest Muslim country in NATO, has troops in non-combat roles with NATO forces in Afghanistan, and also has well established military-to-military contacts with Pakistan.

  168. #
    henry
    April 17th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I keep forgetting to mention this but one night when I was playing Nancy Pelousy the home version( easy game drink lots of grey goose and sit by yourself and yell things like you’ll know what I’m saying when I say it

    Anyhow I spur of the moment and quite bombed wrote a dark comedy called The AP.Some jackass in Hollywood wants to option the trash.
    __________________

    henry- Go for it- Has to be an improvement for the so called comedy on tv these days..

  169. nomobama
    April 17th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    The following was on the Lame Cherry blog today.

    ————–
    Many blogs have been talking about the FEC illegal, overseas donations that went to Barry for a long time. I trust Lame Cherry about as far as I can throw him, but that’s beside the point.

    Why is it now, that the Feds are finally going to investigate? Doesn’t sound like it has anything to do with Issa, per Cherry.

    No one gave a rats ass about the 2008 election, the O-dems didn’t want Hillary, and the Rethugs didn’t want McPalin. They turned a blind eye then, so why are they all of a sudden opening this investigation of 3 years ago?

    Makes me wonder…

  170. They turned a blind eye then, so why are they all of a sudden opening this investigation of 3 years ago?

    ===========

    Because the GOP control the House now?

  171. “This is most intriguing as the Rothschilds have blackmailed and bribed everyone into silence from Darrell Issa to Nancy Pelosi for Obama, and is why Obama is so damn smug in knowing he just stole the 2012 elections again.”

    Wrong. Lady Lynn de Rothschilds, one of those “Rothschilds” supported Mccain/Palin, the kind of thuggery Waffles does, it does not require someone blackmailing him, he does it all on its own.

  172. I visited the Taylor Marsh site today. I haven’t been there in quite some time, but I read an article about Sarah Palin, and I wanted to stir the pot a bit there. I use my name here, but spell it backwards since I was banned from her site a couple of years ago. Some of the boobs there realized I was the same person, just spelling my name backwards, but that didn’t seem to matter to Taylor. She evidently needed the hits on her site after so many of us disappeared to the likes of bitterpoliticz, NoQuarter, and also here.

  173. whatever side of the recall drive in WI anybody might be in, noone should accept this level of thuggery.

    After it was announced that enough petition signatures were collected against one of the dem state senators, vandals broke into that office, stole the compnuters, stole all the recall petitions. This is not democracy, this is pure and open thuggary, chicago thuggery.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nBV08OEqwk&feature=player_embedded

  174. tim
    April 17th, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    =======================

    That just pisses me off. I hope this act backfires on the Democrats with the voters. Let them see who the real evil is.

  175. I visited the Taylor Marsh site today.

    ———-
    I have heard many on the blog mention TM in the past, so I went over there to see what’s up?

    I still don’t get it…

  176. Don’t get what?

    Taylor Marsh was a website in which pro-Hillary people congregated until she indicated that she would support Øbama because he was the Democrat against Bush. She never really was a great supporter of Hillary either, although she didn’t particularly like Øbama. That’s why when she indicated that she would be going all out for Øbama, almost everyone who had visited there regularly left her site for greener pastures.

  177. not sure what to make of this, saw it on Drudgereport, but then again, this is the Obot kissing NYTimes

    NYT MONDAY: NBC EXECS DOUBT TRUMP RUNNING FOR WHITE HOUSE…

    ‘This is Donald being Donald’… Developing…

  178. About Obama’s sister… She’s like ten years younger than he is, so she wasn’t around when he was born. Can’t Pampers bring out ANYBODY who was actually there at the time he was born, or slightly before/after the fact? Yes, I know his parents and grandparents are gone. But aren’t there any aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends of the family, or former classmates/coworkers who visited Stanley Ann in ths hospital or who went to her baby shower or anything like that? The only friends I’ve heard about where the ones in Washington state who saw Baby BamBam when he was a few weeks old and remarked that Stanley Ann didn’t know how to take care of him. But isn’t there anybody– and I mean ANYBODY– in Hawaii who remembers them? Anybody? Anybody…? (Channeling Ben Stein here.)

  179. Love the pink tie. 🙂

    Trump is having fun and it shows. The question and answer back and forth between The Donald and The Audience is also fun to watch.

  180. ROTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was listening to the speech while working on something else and I didn’t notice the pink tie!

    O.M.G.

  181. I agree admin. It was a pleasure to watch someone who sincerely connects with the crowd. America is marveling at the Depth Charges that Trump has lobbed, leaving the stunned media and corrupt regime floating belly up all over the place. I’m sitting back and enjoying it all,immensely.

  182. Don’t get what?

    The appeal, many were for Hillary until they were against her. I have many women I work with that did the same as Taylor, I still don’t fail to rub salt in their wounds for making that ridiculous decision.

    Glad many of you found your way to Big Pink.

  183. Love the pink tie. 🙂

    That’s the first thing I noticed, and then stare at the ‘hair’ though the rest of his speech. Sometimes I get distracted by his pucker, but I always have a big grin at his words.

    Go Donald!!

  184. I think Trump needs to start using what Hillary used to use in her stump speeches

    “who do you want to hire??”

    Mr Trump, you need to start using this phrase.

  185. Obama is lawyering up on the Arizona statute. The Obot argument — a bill requiring candidates to comply with the Constitution is unconstitutional.

    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/is-arizonas-birther-bill-unconstitutional/

    It’s amazing because the AZ law is so inconsequential on its face. It’s just paperwork! The argument that the Constitution pre-empts any state law on ballot paperwork sounds quite weak. The term limits case the Obot cites involved a state adding eligibility requirements beyond the Constitution.

    Not sure about Full Faith & Credit. AZ isn’t denying FFC to Hawaii’s public records, it’s requiring a complete public record. How can FFC be based on a partial public record? I think that full faith and credit implies full disclosure.

    I couldn’t care if Obama was born on Pluto. But what could be on that document that’s worse than the cover-up? Hermaphrodite?

  186. I didn’t even notice that pink tie, I was listening to the speech in the background. great choice by trump, pink, reds,

  187. “It’s just paperwork!”

    Unless you don’t have that paperwork, it stuns me that the jerk won’t release a piece of paper that Trump took 24 hours to get and release.

  188. admin
    April 17th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Love the pink tie. 🙂
    ————
    admin, are you one of his consultants?

  189. basil, that was great.. listened to C-span radio when we were out today more than 50% of the calls were about Trump and how they would support him.

  190. Seems inconceivable to me that the Donald would give a speech like that and then decide to not run.

    He will run, I am sure of it.

  191. Yup, the Donald is very sincere and passionate about what he is saying to the crowd. I just can’t imagine him walking away from his own principles quietly.

    JanH- did you hear him speak about the way Obama has treated Israel?
    And when his Jewish friends asked him to go to their fundraiser for Obama he said a BIG NO! And told them they were crazy to support him?

    BTW- Thanks for posting the NBC clips admin-

  192. I just watched the Donald Trump video. He has to be smart to be able to have created his wealth, but honestly, there is nothing special about him. This doesn’t mean that I don’t like what I am currently hearing from him. I would actually vote for him because of his business acumen. I just don’t think that his self-promotion about being extremely intelligent, as if he were a genius, matches with what I hear from him. Definitely not stupid, but not Hillary either. I just don’t see this “extreme” intelligence.

  193. Love the NBC half hour Donald speech it felt like 5 minutes. Big extended family B-day party for my 2 year old grand nephew today. The event could have doubled as a rally for the Donald. Education and income ran the whole gambit. My boilermaker brother as well as my private school teaching sister in law were all extolling the virtues of the T. I sat back and just enjoyed. I cannot wait to put a big T on my lawn.

  194. JanH
    April 17th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    No I hadn’t heard that, but good for him.
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    It is gratifying to hear someone actually saying what we have been thinking all along- Both clips have the quotes on them. Trump heard a Jewish woman sitting in the audience ask about Israel and addressed her right away- (He asked her to stand up and take a bow-) 🙂

  195. nomobama
    April 17th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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    Not quite. Taylor Marsh did strongly support Hillary and criticize Obama till late May/early June. Then when Hillary suspended her campaign, Marsh switched to Obama, saying “I’m at war with my readers”. Most of us TM regulars had been talking McCain for a while already. We went PUMA and she threw us out.

  196. I was watching Upstairs Down Stairs (the new one), and the facist movement is involved in this time period. Watching the youth worship the promoters of this movement was a lot like watching the youth worship O. They had no ideas really what the person was promoting, and completely ignored any suggestion they were being mislead. Of course, there were also the older people who just wanted to keep the piece, and so they tolerated it.

  197. Turndownobama 10:29

    Or as the Dems said She folded right in and supported the party line, oh how they counted on the blind adoration, and they got it.

  198. Marsh is odd. Since May 08, I haven’t read her much. But when I do, I don’t see continuity. What she says one time seems unrelated to her previous position on the same subject.

    Kind of like Obama’s speeches. 😉

  199. Well, if it comes to that, Trump probably could make our trains run on time, if we had any trains.

  200. Cites at http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/8031718.html

    Ryan Patmintra, Sen. Jon Kyl’s Washington, D.C.-based press secretary, today issued a statement to The Arizona Republic taking responsibility for his office’s widely lampooned claim that a public Kyl misstatement about Planned Parenthood was “not intended to be a factual statement.”

    “Senator Kyl misspoke when he incorrectly cited a statistic on the Senate floor last week regarding Planned Parenthood,” Patmintra said. “Rather than simply state that in response to a media inquiry, I responded that his comment was not intended to be a factual statement; a comment that, in retrospect, made no sense. Senator Kyl neither saw nor approved that response.”

  201. Obama admin threatens state employees with arrest if they enforce legal pot
    Obama Administration Warns It May Prosecute State Employees if Gregoire Signs Medical Pot Bill

    The top federal prosecutors in Washington sent a stern warning to Washington State that a medical-marijuana law passed by the legislature this week, which would license dispensaries and growers, could result in a wave of criminal charges against cannabis providers and even state employees. At the same time, in a mixed message, they telegraphed that the Obama Administration’s policy of tacitly permitting states with medical marijuana laws would proceed.

    “The Washington legislative proposals will create a licensing scheme that permits large-scale marijuana cultivation and distributions,” wrote US Attorneys Jenny Durkan and Michael Ormsby, respectively representing the Western and Eastern districts of Washington State, in a letter sent today to Governor Chris Gregoire. “This would authorize conduct contrary to federal law and thus, would undermine the federal government’s efforts to regulate the possession, manufacturing, and trafficking of controlled substances. Accordingly, the Department could consider civil and criminal legal remedies regarding those who set up marijuana growing facilities and dispensaries as they will be doing so in violation of federal law. … In addition, state employees who conducted activities mandated by the Washington legislative proposals would not be immune from liability…” including “criminal prosecution.”

    The letter was sent in response to an inquiry from Governor Gregoire to Attorney General Eric Holder (The federal prosecutors’ letter is here and Gregoire’s letter is here).

    But this may not be as unequivocal as it first reads. AG Holder issued a memo in 2009 that indicates, in essence, the feds won’t intervene with medical-marijuana cases that are in compliance with state laws. Holder said, of course, that the feds reserved the right to prosecute those cases.

    In that vein, US Attorney Durkan also issued a statement today that “in every area we prosecute, our office works to focus our limited resources on impactful cases that implicate an important national or community interest. In the area of marijuana drug prosecutions, this means our targets include organized criminal groups, those who abuse public or tribal lands, people who commercialize the marijuana trade for profit or use it to finance other criminal activity, and doctors who abuse their positions and fraudulently certify individuals as medical marijuana patients. We have not prosecuted truly ill people or their doctors for using marijuana to lessen suffering, as permitted under state law.”

    http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/04/14/obama-adminstration-warns-it-may-prosecute-state-employees-if-gregoire-signs-medical-pot-law

  202. I couldn’t care if Obama was born on Pluto. But what could be on that document that’s worse than the cover-up? Hermaphrodite?
    ———————
    Perhaps a notation that his real father was Franklin Marshall Davis–the commie pedophile . . . rather than Barack Obama Sr.

    That would be devastating. Why? Well . . what was the name of the book that launched his political career? Dreams of My Father.

    If his real father was Barack Obama Sr. then it is reasonable to assume those dreams would be about political matters such as colonialism vs self determination, and the blighted search for truth.

    But if his real father was commie pedophile Franklin Marshall Davis, then it is reasonable to assume that those dreams would be about more sordid subjects, which the public at large abhors.

    And that would destroy the Obama myth once and for all. He would be scorned for the fraud and liar he is. And for those agnostics who in perfect equipoise about him, this revelation would tip the scales against him with finality.

  203. Obama Administration Warns It May Prosecute State Employees if Gregoire Signs Medical Pot Bill
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    There is room for compromise here. Let the state employees smoke pot during their lunch breaks and prosecute Gregorie. That would make everyone happy, including me.

  204. I just watched the Donald Trump video. He has to be smart to be able to have created his wealth, but honestly, there is nothing special about him
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    What you may be seeing is the art that conceals the art.

  205. turndownobama
    April 17th, 2011 at 10:29 pm
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    Not true. She developed her niche which drove people to her website (which seemed to be her biggest concern), but she wasn’t totally invested in seeing Hillary Clinton elected. You forget the article in which she was interviewed, and which she hyped to her readers. She came right out and said that she was not so pro-Hillary as one would expect. I don’t remember the exact wording she used, but I remember the sentiment.

  206. wbboei
    April 18th, 2011 at 2:37 am
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    It could be. Maybe he has mastered the art of talking to everyone, not just the highly educated elite.

  207. There is room for compromise here. Let the state employees smoke pot during their lunch breaks and prosecute Gregorie. That would make everyone happy, including me.

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    LOL! But can’t she smoke with the other bots under the bus?

  208. But if his real father was commie pedophile Franklin Marshall Davis

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    Then both his parents would be US citizens, no reason for a trip to Kenya … and he would have substituted a forged long form long ago.

  209. You forget the article in which she was interviewed, and which she hyped to her readers. She came right out and said that she was not so pro-Hillary as one would expect.

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    Any idea when that was? At the time I read her site, her articles were strongly pro-Hillary, anti-Obama.

    And Riverdaughter used to do guest columns/parties for her, and Heidi Li Feldman was active there, and others who later became PUMAs.

    I can believe Marsh was inconsistent, playing both sides, perhaps mostly interested in her own niche.

  210. Please post video, admin- thanks..

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7362996n

    Taken from another blog:
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    CBS News Sandbags Tea Party in Madison – Their Video Gives It Away

    I caught the CBS News evening report tonight for the first time in about 2 decades. They led off with a report of Sarah Palin’s speech in Wisconsin, and they of course provided liberal spin.

    They claim there were far more liberals (i.e. union thugs) than Tea Partiers (claiming the thugs surrounded the smaller Tea Party crowd).

    But something caught my eye during the report, specifically when they did a pan of the “liberal crowd”…but they pulled a Dan Rather by using video footage from some liberal rally prior to the April 5th Wisconsin Supreme Court election.

    How do I know this? Well, if you go have a look at the video in the link above, pay close attention at the 18 second mark. There is a campaign sign being held by a liberal saying to “Vote Klappenburg on April 5th”.

    Here’s a screen capture of the 18 second mark in the video (note that I included the entire title of the CBSNews.com video:

  211. nomobama
    April 18th, 2011 at 2:51 am

    It could be. Maybe he has mastered the art of talking to everyone, not just the highly educated elite.
    _______________________

    You might want to add to your statement, Trump has the courage to take a stand much like “BraveHeart”, Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish knight who gained recognition when he came to the forefront of the First War of Scottish Independence by opposing King Edward I of England, also known as “Longshanks.”

    Trump doesn’t mince his words. He doesn’t waste your time admiring his culture or his word play. He is straight up and down to the point and driving it home targeting his quarry with a biting spear.

    It is that dynamic which is refreshing cutting through the BS we are fed daily by the media and bloviated commentary from writers addicted to their keyboards. imo-

  212. This is a video about a painting: The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton
    Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, “What have you done?” Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KGlBHyVeYU

  213. Apologies for the long post.
    I seldom reference Lame Cherry but sometimes (s)he really does seem prescient.

    What do you think of this?

    Apparently Bill O’Reilly is a swami of the crystal Obama balls, as he happened to let slip in his chest beating for Obama this interesting quote:
    “His father lived in Connecticut for several years,” O’Reilly answered, adding that “babies sometimes get numbers based on addresses provided by their parents.”

    The more interesting part in this is FOX scrubbed the quote from their site as reported by World Net Daily.

    Ask yourself, with no public information in how is it that Bill O’Reilly had intimate information that while Bearick sr. was at Harvard, he somehow was living in very expensive Connecticut a state away?

    This is the same Bearick who was living on an allowance and his first wife attested, senior Obama was sending home money to take care of his cow trade wife.

    We can do a rough time line check on this in Obama jr. never lived with the old man ever. We know that Obama sr. left soon after Barry was born for the east coast. So………..the question now starts percolating in just what would an infant be doing filling out Social Security forms for?

    Welfare was not the scam it is today in encompassing all facets of life. There was a time when a stigma was attached to it and a foreign national applying for a son is not something which would be normal, especially since the kid was 5000 miles away in the middle of an ocean.

    Reality is in the time line that Stan Ann divorced Obama sr. about the time Obama jr. was two years old. That would mean Obama sr. rushed off to Harvard and within a short time frame would have been registering this kid………which once again if he wanted custody, it would be a great deal better if this baby was not carrying American identification and Obama sr. relied on the British Nationality Act of 1948 as was first reported here.

    For the record, babies born in America in 1961 like Obama jr. were not registered ever by their parents for Social Security numbers. If they obtained one by the age of 10 it was a rarity. The fact is most children wouldn’t even have one for their first jobs as teenagers as much of that summer job stuff was just shrugged off.

    This brings us back to the O’Reilly slip which FOX under Rupert Murdoch found so immense that they scrubbed the page of any reference to what O’Reilly was nattering on about.

    What this proves first is Bill O’Reilly is an Obama voter as this blog exposed. This proves that O’Reilly is being fed insider information directly from Barack Obama……….tis why O’Reilly got that Super Bowl interview with soft questions.
    It proves Obama in his fanciful imagination is making up stories like in Dreams of his Obama as he goes along, which sound good to O’Reilly………….until O’Reilly tries to act like an Obama n*ggah on the street corner talking trash and Val-erie Jarrett hears it and makes FOX tear down that internet page exposing something Obama lied about again.

    Was Barack Hussein Obama sr. scamming the welfare system?

    Was Barack Hussein Obama jr. receiving some type of illegal welfare payments? What no one has EVER spoken of is this fact:

    Children in America when their parents were retired and receiving Social Security and were not of age, RECEIVED SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS until they finished college.
    I know this for a fact as a friend of mine bought a car with the money he was getting from the system as his teacher parents were over 65 and he was still under 18.

    Next in this, children whose parent or parents were dead, would also receive a Social Security check each month. Is this one of the Obama mysteries in Stan Ann and Madelyn immediately jumped on the dead foreign parent……..leaving out he was a foreigner and receiving checks from the US Treasury?
    Is this the secret of Obama’s success in posh Hawaiian private schools in the taxpayers were funding this undocumented British subject with the royal life?

    See Bill O’Reilly opened his yap and the way FOX jumped on this, is equal to Dan Rather staking his career on Forgegate setting up Bush. Remember Rather swore he knew the story was true by his sources, but he had no proof.
    His sources are the same type Obama sources which O’Reilly just staked his career on.

    Bill O’Reilly received a talking points briefing from the Obama regime……..problem is, it was secret and he was not supposed to open this Pandora’s Box.
    The reason is the Obama regime knows the Connecticut registration opens up something else which exposes Obama to the very Birther charges they are making jokes about.

    I would hope in this Social Security issue that Bill O’Reilly would be subpoenaed and deposed under penalty of jail time, as this dolt cocking off just exposed Obama as a usurper and that is why the site was scrubbed.

    The ramifications of this are immense. Lt. Col. Terry Lakin had his entire life destroyed by the Obama regime and it is now evident that Bill O’Reilly had information on this, directly from Barack Hussein Obama…….but Obama doesn’t make it public as he is hiding something, and is only sharing pillow talk with O’Reilly to keep the lid on this story.

    Obama talks to O’Reilly, but will not come clean to the American people.

    Bill O’Reilly like all FOX bought Obama’s lie as they are enablers. The problem is again for these Obamatrons is as this dusts off, O’Reilly is exposed now in why he does softfall interviews with Obama and the Birther blunder by O’Reilly exposes he is being fed talking points not meant for the public.

    So ask yourself Americans, just what story has Obama fed all these defenders of his…..because the story is there, these folks are sitting on it in a massive cover up, they are all involved in like Bill O’Reilly.

    Ask yourself in the Karl Rove talking points which Rush Limbaugh keeps quoting in Obama has the birth certificate and is baiting the GOP with it………..ask yourself in Rove was working through Steve Schmidt to sabotage the McCain ticket with David Axelrod……….ask yourself in these Rovian and Obamite talking points how there is a coordinated conspiracy in this regime and media to hide the facts from the public.

    FOX For Obama eXpletative…….O’Reilly stepped into the Obama pile of crap.
    It

  214. HTA – it’s a nice video, and he’s a good painter. But it definitely turned me off that he apparently has all the republicans on the “good” side, and the democrats on the “bad” side. And of course, Reagan is right there between Lincoln and Washington. His main point was appealing, but the ideology ruined it, IMO. And while I’m at it LOL it irritated me that of course all the presidents are male, and he couldn’t even make the lone representative of the American people be a woman.

  215. Then both his parents would be US citizens, no reason for a trip to Kenya … and he would have substituted a forged long form long ago.
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    That could get messy. Or they could get caught. As I think about the alternative possibilities here that one seems most likely. Maybe that is because I want to believe it. For what it is worth, I am told that he looks more like Davis than BO I. Or, maybe the name of the father is unknown. LaRouche made the comment to his right hand man Harley Schalnager (and Harley mentioned to me) that if BO I was his real father it was merely a coincidence. In that case, the father might be listed as unknown, John Doe or some other name which is not BO I That might not resonate to the same degree but it would still undermine the premise of his book and make him out to be a fraud and a liar. Canan’s point however seems irrefutable to me: it must be something which is would have greater political fall-out than what he is experiencing now with big media managing public perceptions for him around the point. We know that of course that he is a fraud, but it aint us that I am worried about. It is all the church mice out there who are in love with a myth and cannot let go of it when logic and common sense should cause them to realize they are being deceived.

  216. “I seldom reference Lame Cherry but sometimes (s)he really does seem prescient.”

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    Nine times out of ten, Lame Cherry pairs his blog entries with a seriously degrading and totally out of place photo of a nearly-nude woman. Personally, I would be shocked to find that LC was a women.

  217. basil9 – LameCherry post – I don’t know how people have found out that particular number is the one BO is using (some articles say that he has used 17), but maybe they also know when it became registered to him. If so, that would decrease the amount of theorizing. Who knows what’s true, but I heard he didn’t start using it until he came back from Pakistan – if that’s true, the father would have nothing to do with it.

  218. The end game here is a sell out by establishment republicans. You can take this one to the bank–if you have any money left when they are done. . . The harbinger to this was the Boehner deal. The supporters said lets get past the 2011, we will make our stand with the 2012 Paul Ryan proposal. This kind of thing bodes well for Donald Trump, because no other person in either party can be counted upon to keep their word. All they can be counted upon to do is sell out their base. This Chambliss is a piece of work. He tells us his constituents that he is unalterably opposed to tax increases because they kill economic growth (which may or may not be true), and then he whispers to the dims that he and his colleagues will agree to them. Oh the people of Georgia will knock him off in the next election but in the meantime he is a liability to the country because he is fundamentally dishonest. That is why people turn to Trump. With Donald what you see is what you get.
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    Saxby Chambliss Says Senate Republicans Will Accept Tax Increase

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Monday, April 18th at 5:00AM EDT
    34 Comments
    A few weeks ago, I reported that the Senate Republicans’ point man on dealing with the deficit, Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), said he’d support tax increases as a means to reduce the deficit. Chambliss promptly denied it.

    Yesterday, in the New York Times, Chambliss admitted he and the Senate Republicans will support tax increases to pay off the deficit.

    Mr. Chambliss has been increasingly outspoken in arguing that additional revenues must be part of a debt-reduction plan, given the scale of the problem.

    “I’m taking arrows from some on the far right,” he told the Rotary Club of Atlanta in an appearance with Mr. Warner on Monday. “Are some people going to pay more in taxes? You bet.”

    Mitch McConnell put Chambliss in charge of the issue for the Republicans. He is their point man.

    You can see now what is taking shape as we head toward the fight over the debt ceiling. Senate Republicans will agree not just to ending all deductions and credits in the tax code and lowering the tax rate while expanding the base — a step I support. The Senate Republicans will support higher taxes too.

    Chambliss has already attacked Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” because, in Chambliss’s words, Ryan is able to balance the budget without cutting defense spending.

    Senate Republicans are going to support raising the debt ceiling and raising taxes all while refusing to demand passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment. House Republican Leaders will no doubt decide that . . . well . . . Republicans only control one house of one branch of government so . . . .

    Bend over America.

    By the way, his “arrows from the far right” is code for me. Seriously. Following that we have this:

    Perhaps more troublesome for Mr. Chambliss have been critics at home like Erick Erickson, a conservative blogger, Atlanta radio talk-show host and CNN contributor. “Is Saxby Chambliss Becoming a Democrat?” Mr. Erickson asked in a recent blog post.

    Note that Chambliss, nor the Democrats, are taking serious fire from the left. It’s just conservatives who Chambliss is happy to take “arrows” from.

  219. he would have substituted a forged long form long ago.
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    That could get messy. Or they could get caught. [….] it must be something which is would have greater political fall-out than what he is experiencing now with big media managing public perceptions for him around the point.

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    I was over-simplifying. Yes, the danger of getting caught in a forgery would be greater than the danger of something minorly-embarrassing on the real long form. So basically — either it’s a forgery, or it contians something Obama did not consider fatal. Something he thought people would dismiss, or he could live down.

    So either it’s not a lack of BO Sr as father — or BO Jr doesn’t consider such lack as serious as you do.

    At this point there’s a third factor: the cover-up itself. Even if the original Item X had been quite minor, now revelation that there was a cover-up would be quite embarassing. (Hm, can the GOP House get any of the officials under oath? Form a House Un-American Candidates Committee? 😉

  220. Well I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve been too busy to comment but I have been reading every day….I certainly hope we are going to get this jerk to come clean with the BC issue….

    There is something unusual about this President and I don’t mean that he’s black….he’s is up to no good….

    Hooray for Trump, this year hopefully we’ll have a choice…the Trump card or the Race card….well the media is behind Obama and I have to wonder WHY???

  221. April 18, 2011

    U.S. Secretary Clinton’s Social Diplomacy

    During U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s roughly five-hour stop in Japan on Sunday, she managed to squeeze in meetings with Japan’s foreign minister, prime minister and a pair of business leaders. She also had time for tea at the Imperial Palace with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, before continuing on her weekend trip to Asia.

    The imperial couple have shed their normal reclusiveness to meet with evacuees in the wake of the devastating March 11 quake, and Emperor Akihito made an unprecedented address to the nation in the first week after the disaster. Mrs. Clinton is no stranger to either royal having met them previously both in her current role and, in the 1990s, as first lady when President Bill Clinton was in office. But familiarity only goes so far in protocol-obsessed Japan.

    A stiff bow is the imperial couple’s greeting of choice, but most foreign leaders opt for a firm handshake. President Barrack Obama came in for criticism in November 2009 when he greeted the Japanese emperor with a 90-degree angle bow (and simultaneous handshake, which was perhaps the greater faux pas).

    So all eyes were on the Secretary of State as she leaned in to give the empress a double-cheek kiss. The quick peck set off a round of audible tittering among reporters gathered for the photo op, according to a U.S. press-pool reporter. But Empress Michiko warmly accepted the smooch and the trio quickly headed inside for refreshments with no reported diplomatic recriminations.

    An official from the Japanese Imperial Household Agency, who declined to be named and said she was speaking in a personal–as opposed to professional–capacity, said that it is not unusual for members of European royalty to greet Japan’s imperial couple with a social kiss. Therefore, the agency does not consider such a greeting to be a breech of a etiquette.

    For the record, Mrs. Clinton greeted the emperor with a handshake.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2011/04/18/u-s-secretary-clintons-social-diplomacy/

  222. Obama to Republicans: ‘You think we’re stupid?’

    By Steve Holland

    CHICAGO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said he challenged Republicans to try to repeal his landmark healthcare reform in private budget talks last week, taunting his opponents with a question: “You think we’re stupid?”

    In one of three political fund-raisers for his re-election campaign on Thursday night, Obama spoke candidly to supporters about the closed-door White House conversations that led to a deal that barely avoided a shutdown of the U.S. government.

    He said he warned Republicans he would veto any legislation passed by Congress that sought to defund his 2010 healthcare overhaul. Republicans, who took control of the U.S. House of Representatives later that year, had vowed to kill the law.

    A two-thirds majority of Congress is required to override a presidential veto.

    “If you think you can overturn my veto, try it,'” Obama said in describing an exchange with Republicans. He said he was told by a staffer for House Speaker John Boehner that Republicans wanted a concession on the healthcare issue in the budget talks.

    Obama said he firmly rejected the attempts to repeal parts of the healthcare law, his signature domestic accomplishment, in the budget bill.

    “And I said to them, let me tell you something: ‘I spent a year and a half getting healthcare passed. I had to take that issue across the country and I paid significant political costs to get it done,” he said.

    “The notion that I’m going to let you guys undo that in a six-month spending bill?’ I said, ‘You want to repeal healthcare? Go at it. We’ll have that debate. You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?'”

    His remarks in Chicago came after the White House press pool had been escorted from the room. Unbeknownst to Obama, the comments were accidentally piped back to the White House and recorded by CBS News and ABC News.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama was “not at all” embarrassed that the remarks were made public.

    “OVERTURN MY VETO”

    Obama predicted the same strategy from Republicans would reappear in negotiations over raising the U.S. debt limit.

    “This is going to be the strategy going forward – trying to do things they can do legislatively under the guise of cutting spending,” he said.

    Obama, who publicly praised Republicans after a budget deal was reached last Friday, also spoke harshly of their efforts to use the budget legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood family planning group because it also provided abortions.

    Obama said he told Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that they should not try to “sneak this through.”

    “‘You guys want to have this debate? We’re happy to have that debate. We will have the debate on the floor of the Senate or the floor of the House. Put it in a separate bill. We’ll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it,'” he said.

    Asked for reaction, Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said: “The speaker believes his private conversations with the president should remain private. Obviously, if the president chooses to share a self-serving version with campaign donors, that is his prerogative.”

    When asked for reaction, McConnell’s office said McConnell was not present at that meeting.

    Obama also had tough words for Republican Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee. Ryan has offered a deficit-cutting plan that would sharply reduce government spending and has drawn Obama’s ire.

    “This is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my healthcare bill – but wasn’t paid for. So it’s not on the level. And we’ve got to keep on you know, keep on shining a light on that,” he said.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/us-obama-stupid-idUSTRE73H3S820110418

  223. holdthemaccountable
    April 18th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    To me the painting is sending a strong message with many variables. The artist himself is sounding the alarm for the endangerment of Christians. I gather he is saying this because of the ever present threat from the Radical Muslim agenda.

    Thanks for posting it- certainly intensifies the need for introspection, the main point is of course, Obama and the damage he is doing to America depicted in a painting very well done.

  224. wbboei
    April 18th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    That might not resonate to the same degree but it would still undermine the premise of his book and make him out to be a fraud and a liar.

    This is what it is all about. The book, the mystique, the scam, the bubble and when part of it is proven false or even unprovable it all falls apart. If one part is false it all is questioned. Obama was not an accomplished person with an interesting and unique life story, he is a highly selective life story floating without proof coupled with a history of little to no accomplishment except job climbing, bullying, and schmoozing. Without the narrative of his fabulous biography Obama is a small time political hack from Chicago with friends in the pen. This is why the compliant media, pols, and other enablers are so taken aback by Trump. He has farted at the coronation. It simply cannot be allowed because then everyone will do it. Gasp! Clutch pearls. The serfs will not be sufficiently reverent and compliant. All they can do is comment on Trumps hair. If it was not his hair they would go after some other physical defect since their mentality is that of twelve year olds and Obama is the epitome of masculine beauty (all 103 pounds of him).

  225. I am not sure i would trust rasmussen…i believe rasmussen is a repub pollster…the establishment repub party has it in for T…they are going to try to railroad him…

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

    btw…occasionally i will look at TM to see what she is spouting these days…the woman is very self serving…she contradicts herself constantly and her analysis is usually so laughable…she is a woman who cannot make up her mind and stick to anything…but she likes to say “she told you” a lot and pat herself on the back for the obvious even if she said the opposite a while back…her simplistic analysis is based on her superficial reactions to daily news events…

  226. ““And I said to them, let me tell you something: ‘I spent a year and a half getting healthcare passed. I had to take that issue across the country and I paid significant political costs to get it done,” he said.”
    _________________

    And everything Obama said in that year and a half was a LIE. He paid a significant political cost because he never did what he said he would do: Post the HC Plan on CNN for three days prior to a vote giving the people a chance to review and comment on the plan. Obama also misrepresented his HCP as a must have for every individual but never said the IRS would be used for enforcement of the mandate. Obama also hid the fact his HCP was viewed as a TAX… and why the IRS would be involved…

    Cry me a River, Barack- W’re not done yet. The price you will ultimately pay for your lying and deceit will be reflected in the polls.

  227. Amazing that the American people would judge Trump, who had made and lost millions as a joke, compared to O, who’s only private experience was to organized neighborhoods, never crafted legislation only had it handed to him to put his name on, and a person who still cannot find his long form birth certificate, even though he has been asked for it for a couple of years. Now who looks like the JOKE.

  228. Remember Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons”?

    Now that Riverdaughter has lost her day job, she’s posting a lot of great stuff. Here’s a sample:


    http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/saturday-republicans-have-always-hated-medicare/
    I started free associating (without drugs) on the concept of the company store in 16 Tons and came across this wikipedia entry for the truck system:

    A truck system is an arrangement in which employees are paid in commodities or some currency substitute (referred to as scrip), rather than with standard money. This limits employees’ ability to choose how to spend their earnings—generally to the benefit of the employer. As an example, scrip might be usable only for the purchase of goods at a “company store” where prices are set artificially high.

    Bear with me for a sec. It seems to me that offering seniors vouchers that must be spent on private insurance policies and not providing access to something like a public option like the one Paul Krugman is suggesting is a lot like the truck system. What makes it more outrageous is that it’s with our taxdollars that we have earned. So, to recap, we labor all our lives, deferring our wages for Medicare and Social Security. Then, when we need to use it, to recoup our wages compounded by millions of other taxpayers, we are issued “scrip” instead that can only be used at a “company” insurance store where the company sets the rates and can set them artificially high to guarantee themselves a profit at taxpayer expense.

  229. My partner who would not vote for McCain/Palin. Would vote for Trump. My very conservative family ( Mittens supporters) would vote for Trump. I think he can win. Call it a gut feeling but I think Trump has a real chance.

  230. Mormaer
    April 18th, 2011 at 11:53 am
    ————————
    Yes indeed. And two further points. Number one: pull on one loose thread and the entire garment comes unraveled. Number two: when they focus on Trumps hair, they are either stupid on the one hand, or malevolent on the other. Why? Because typically people who cannot understand the big picture, tend to focus on the smallest part and interpret everything else from that perspective. And people who seek to manipulate them know that and address all their arguments to that one small part.

    (Note: This is not a function of intellect but judgment. During world war II, the British general staff had a very hard time with Churchill. It was not the warm baths, the gin and the Royal Jamaican cigars that drove them to distraction. Rather it was what the great war scholar and practitioner General Fuller described as Churchill’s tendency to focus on one tiny corner of a painting and miss the rest of the canvas altogether. Thus, the task at hand was to get him to step back and see the big picture. But when he did that all he ever saw was the ghost of his fore bearer the warrior Lord Marlborough.)

  231. I am 99% certain that Lame Cherry is a male. He had a story one time in which he indicated that he picked up his mother and carried her into the house (or something like that). Couple that with the sexy pictures that he posts, and I believe him to be male.

  232. This is what I remember about Taylor Marsh during the campaign, her biggest issue was getting herself a radio show on Air America?? or somewhere. That’s all she talked about– getting on the air. She had some self broadcast type show then. Taylor Marsh is all about Taylor Marsh, she’s not that interesting.

  233. basil9
    April 18th, 2011 at 8:57 am
    ============================

    Interesting. So, LAME CHERRY is saying that Stanley Ann was obtaining government benefits for Barack illegally. Is that your understanding of this? Is that what Øbama is trying to cover up with regards to his SSN?

  234. h/t gateway for noticing this:
    Standard & Poor’s on Monday downgraded the outlook for the United States to negative, saying it believes there’s a risk U.S. policymakers may not reach agreement on how to address the country’s long-term fiscal pressures.
    “Because the U.S. has, relative to its ‘AAA’ peers, what we consider to be very large budget deficits and rising government indebtedness and the path to addressing these is not clear to us, we have revised our outlook on the long-term rating to negative from stable,” the agency said in a statement. In an interview with CNBC, David Beers, S&P’s global head of sovereign ratings, said the agency has been “struck increasingly by the difference in how other governments are dealing with fiscal consolidation.”
    snip
    The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled more than 200 points on word of the revision,
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/42643384

  235. wbboei
    April 18th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Judgement. There is not such a thing anymore in political circles. They are either paid to subdue it or never developed any. And wisdom. Whatever happened to wisdom? I think this is something people are longing for in public officials and figures. If a candidate can exhibit or pretend to show judgement and wisdom in tandem with a little fight they could walk away with it beating a shallow, callow, vindictive fairy tale.

  236. basil9

    What do you think of this?

    Apparently Bill O’Reilly is a swami of the crystal Obama balls –

    ——-

    I doesn’t surprise me in the least.

    When something smells bad, humans don’t just ignore it, (well maybe young males do), but they hunt down the odor to get rid of it.

    We all know something sticks about BO, just how big the pile is, and where it’s hidden – is the question.

    I hope Trump’s bloodhounds are hot on the trail.

  237. AmericanGal
    April 18th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    New Rassmussen poll..can’t wait for others….

    Obama 49%
    Trump 34%

    ——–The thing I find interesting about this poll isn’t that Barry is below 50%, but that it is taken with voters of all parties, and shows a higher % for Trump than the take of just leading Rethugs (27%).

    I wonder if all Rethugs have a similar % or if Trump is winning over the Indies and Hillary voters?

  238. nomobama,

    It looks like that’s where LC is going with his comments.
    I have been reading about the Connecticut SS# for some time. There are thoeries that BO has the SS# of someone from Ct. who died. I don’t know but it sure it is interesting.

    BTW, the reason I seldon post LC is becasue of the nasty pics he runs of women. I guess that would mean he’s a man. Most of the time I check the site for the entertainment value but he does sometimes raise fascinating things.

    And if O’Reilly said BO’s father had lived in Connecticut, and it was then scrubbed, that seems significant.

  239. Mormaer

    Without the narrative of his fabulous biography Obama is a small time political hack from Chicago with friends in the pen. This is why the compliant media, pols, and other enablers are so taken aback by Trump. He has farted at the coronation. It simply cannot be allowed because then everyone will do it. Gasp! Clutch pearls. The serfs will not be sufficiently reverent and compliant.

    ——–

    😆 I totally agree.

  240. Tony Stark
    April 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    Politicians just need to stop using colloquial phrases (which may have unfortunate connotations) to get their points across instead of using plain American Standard English.
    &&&&&

    Good point. And my favorite player Kobe Bryant is learning that words matter.

    Well, at the end of the day, it’s all water under the bridge, forgive and forget, it’s better to give than receive, and, “yadda yadda”.

  241. I wonder if the ‘Insider’ is gone for good…maybe it was just a scam like Barry’s first book. I was hoping that there would be a story about how Trump is going to take down Barry, like he thought Issa would do.

    Too bad, I would like to believe in Tinker Bell. 😉

    Sorry for above typos, using a crappy keyboard until the new one arrives. 😉

  242. Shadowfax
    April 18th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    New Rassmussen poll..can’t wait for others….

    Obama 49%
    Trump 34%
    &&&&&&&&

    Is this with the auto-adjustment to account for the fact that, a couple of years ago, there was a noticeably higher percentage of Dems compared to Repubs.

    Ah, but Obama saw to that, obliterating that advantage. So if they keep using the old adjustment, it is providing wrong numbers.

  243. Here’s the WND article.

    ________________________________________
    BORN IN THE USA?

    Social Security claim vanishes from O’Reilly podcast
    Fox host said Obama’s Connecticut number resulted from father living there
    ________________________________________
    Posted: April 16, 2011
    12:50 am Eastern

    © 2011 WorldNetDaily

    Bill O’Reilly
    Since Fox News host Bill O’Reilly erroneously claimed President Obama’s Connecticut-issued Social Security number was likely the result of his father having “lived in Connecticut for several years,” the cable news giant has apparently scrubbed the audio of the statement from its website.

    In his viewer email segment Wednesday night, O’Reilly was asked by viewer John Knox of Arlington, Va.: “What about Obama having a Connecticut Social Security number? He never lived there.”

    “His father lived in Connecticut for several years,” O’Reilly answered, adding that “babies sometimes get numbers based on addresses provided by their parents.”
    Another letter from Fox viewer Ken McFadden of LaGrange, Ga., asked: “O’Reilly, will you stake your professional reputation that Mr. Obama is constitutionally eligible to be president?”

    “I will, Ken,” answered O’Reilly.

    But those questions and answers did not appear on a Fox News website podcast of the episode purchased, downloaded and audited by WND. In addition, a printed version of the question-and-answer exchange, above, on BillOReilly.com, a separate site, also left out the key question about Connecticut.

    The Fox audio podcast had O’Reilly doing the “Factor Mail” segment, starting with a question from Marion Rauch, Ocala., Fla.: “O’Reilly, well I am so glad you cleared up the myths surrounding President Obama. Come on, Bill, give us the facts, not opinion.”

    He responded, “Gave you the facts, Marion. Stand by all of ’em. If you have evidence to the contrary, please pass it along. You got the facts.”

    Following a “bump” in the audio, he then moves immediately into “Pinheads and Patriots.”
    O’Reilly’s full explanation of the “truth” of Obama “myths” is here:

    The BirtherReport.com website, responding to complaints by Fox podcast customers that O’Reilly’s Social Security claim, broadcast Wednesday on Fox, had gone missing from the audio archive, trumpeted the headline: “Busted: Fox News scrubbed Bill O’Reilly’s 4/13 mailbag segment on Obama’s Social Security number reserved for Connecticut applicants.” The site added, “Not only did Fox News scrub the podcast, they also left out the viewer email about Obama’s Social Security number at O’Reilly’s website. I report, you decide!”

    WND reported just a day earlier, in response to O’Reilly’s claim that Obama had a Connecticut Social Security number because his father had lived there, that there is no evidence Barack Obama Sr., who left Hawaii in 1962 to study at Harvard in Massachusetts and then returned to his home country of Kenya, ever lived in Connecticut.

    The controversy over Obama’s Social Security number traces back to a WND story May 11, 2010, reporting that two private investigators working independently were questioning why Obama was using a number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state.

    The records indicate the number was issued between 1977 and 1979, when Obama was between 16 and 18 years old and living in Hawaii.

    The Social Security website confirms that the first three digits in Obama’s Social Security number are reserved for applicants with Connecticut addresses, 040-049.

    Since 1973, Social Security numbers have been issued by one central office, and the first three digits of a person’s Social Security number have been determined by the Zip code of the mailing address on the application.

    WND reported on an article written by Shurei Hirozawa in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sept. 19, 1959, that establishes when Barack Obama Sr. arrived in the islands to begin his studies at the University of Hawaii. The university registrar’s office has confirmed that the fall 1959 term for which Obama Sr. was registered began Sept. 21, 1959.

    WND also reported on two separate articles published in June 1962, in the Honolulu

    Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, in which Obama Sr. stated he was leaving that month to travel to Cambridge, Mass., to begin graduate studies.

    Had Barack Obama Sr. attended Yale, he might have lived in New Haven, Conn., some 90 miles south of Boston, but there is no record Obama Sr. ever attended any classes at Yale.

    In September 1962, Obama Sr. entered Harvard to pursue a Ph.D. in economics. Before completing the requirements to obtain the degree, however, he returned to Kenya.

    The assertion that Obama is using a Social Security number issued to an applicant with a Connecticut address because his father lived in Connecticut can be traced back to a piece Carol Bengle Gilbert posted on the Yahoo blog “Associated Content.”

    In that piece, Gilbert claimed, without providing any documentation, that Barack Obama Sr. lived in Connecticut after divorcing Obama’s mother.

    “In fact Barack Obama’s dad attended college in Connecticut and in 1977, Obama was college aged; is it beyond reason to consider he might have checked out his father’s alma mater?” Gilbert wrote.

    The story Obama told in his autobiography, “Dreams from My Father,” was that he saw his father only once after he left Hawaii to study at Harvard, during a return visit to Hawaii in 1971.

  244. oh the irony…

    Donald Trump has caused the establishment republican party to do cartwheels to prove that Barak Obama is a US citizen…one after another they are screaming to be heard that O is a US born citizen…what a bunch of dopes…just what their voters want to hear…the repub establishment supporting O…

    I think T has set a big trap for them…he wins the argument either way…

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

    sheneghians…your comment about TM is on the money…all about her and her maybe talk show…nothing interesting…

  245. I seldom have as much times as I do today to nose about on other sites but I have been reading the articles at WND and they are fascinating, all about issues BO may be trying to cover up.

    I posted links for those who are interested.

  246. April 18, 2011

    If Mortensen is Fair Game, Why Not Obama?

    Jack Cashill

    After months of investigation into mountain climber turned philanthropist turned best-selling author, Greg Mortenson, the 60 Minutes producers have come to a shocking conclusion: “Upon close examination, some of the most touching and harrowing tales in Mortenson’s books appear to have been either greatly exaggerated or made up out of whole cloth.”

    Curiously, Obama-friendly biographer David Remnick says much the same about Barack Obama’s 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father, a book he describes as a “mixture of verifiable fact, recollection, recreation, invention, and artful shaping.”

    Obama is at his most inventive on the subject of his various racial traumas, real or imagined. He tells the reader that as a nine year-old, visiting the American embassy in Indonesia, he chanced upon “a collection of Life magazines neatly displayed in clear plastic binders.” In one magazine, he reads a story about a black man with an “uneven, ghostly hue,” who has been rendered grotesque by a chemical treatment.

    “There were thousands of people like him,” Obama learns, “black men and women back in America who’d undergone the same treatment in response to advertisements that promised happiness as a white person.” Obama’s attention to detail is a ruse. Life never ran such an article. When challenged, Obama claimed it was Ebony. Ebony ran no such article either. Besides in 1970, black was beautiful.

    Most of the racial slights Obama recounts seem equally false and even more trivial. On one occasion a tennis coach touches Obama’s skin to see if the color rubs off — and this in Hawaii, mind you. On another mystifying occasion, Obama barely refrains from punching out a white school chum because the kid makes a sympathetic allusion to Obama’s outsider status. On a few occasions, he scolds his mother for romanticizing the black experience, and then, of course, he chastises his grandmother, first in the book, and later before the world, for daring to let a black panhandler intimidate her.

    Once in New York, Obama goes to work for “a consulting house to multinational corporations.” He observes, “As far as I could tell I was the only black man in the company.” He does not boast of his racial uniqueness. Rather, he considers it “a source of shame.”

    As early as July 2005, however, a former co-worker revealed Obama’s whole account to be a “serious exaggeration.” Obama did not work at a multinational corporation, but a “small company that published newsletters.” He was not the only black person who worked there. He did not, as claimed, have his own office, wear a jacket and tie, interview international businessmen or write articles. He mostly just copy-edited business items and slipped them into a three-ring binder for the company’s customers.

    Remnick concedes that many of these grievances are “novelistic contrivances,” but if Obama “darkens the canvas” or “heightens whatever opportunity arises” to score a racial point, he does so, according to Remnick, “obviously” because he is going “after an emotional truth.” I suspect Mortenson was going after emotional truths himself.

    There is a lot at stake here. Mortenson’s first book, Three Cups of Tea, sold more than four million copies. These are Obama numbers. In 2009 alone, Obama’s earned him $3.3 million, while his 2006 policy book, The Audacity of Hope, brought in another $2.3 million. Book sales in 2008 netted Obama about $2.6 million, and 2010 numbers will likely reflect those of 2008.

    With Donald Trump publicly repeating the charge I raised in “Deconstructing Obama” that Obama did not even write his own books — a charge not yet leveled against Mortensen — it may be time for a public accounting.

  247. The Obamas: $1.7 million in 2010 income

    By Charles Riley,
    April 18, 2011

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — President Obama and the first family paid $453,770 in federal taxes on an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096 in 2010, the White House said Monday.

    The president earns a salary of $400,000 for his day job, and also took home quite a hefty paycheck because his books — “The Audacity of Hope,” “Dreams From My Father” and “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” — continue to register strong sales.

    The Obamas also donated $245,075, or 14% of their income, to 36 different charities. Fisher House Foundation, a charity that works with veterans, took home the biggest single donation.

    Obama is donating the proceeds from his children’s book to a Fisher House scholarship fund for children of fallen and disabled soldiers. This year, the contribution was $131,075.

    It’s tax day!
    The Obamas donated $15,000 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

    While still well above what most Americans earn, 2010 was actually something of a down year for the Obamas. Last year, the first family reported income of $5.5 million, and paid $1.8 million in federal income tax.

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/18/news/economy/obama_tax_return/index.htm?hpt=Sbin

  248. There were thousands of people like him,” Obama learns, “black men and women back in America who’d undergone the same treatment in response to advertisements that promised happiness as a white person.
    —————————-
    So what is his answer to that dilemma? To ride the race card to the presidency, to carry on like Marie Antoinette when he gets there, to serve the special interest who promoted him, to diss the country and to pretend that because he is young, cool and black we owe him a second term? If being black is the thing, then I will vote for Allen West.

  249. I just watched the clip of The Donald at the tea party rally. Golly, he really is throwing down the gauntlet, isn’t he?
    Love it.

  250. Shadow, the address on the *alleged* birth announcement is 6085 Kalanianaole Hwy. An address that is NOT one of the only two known addresses O Sr was documented to live at near campus.

    Google Images on that addy and you find a shack like this:
    http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2008/Nov/09/hawaii811090361V2_b.jpg

    I was getting ready to dust off and make a post on one of my old blogs about catching John King lying through his teeth further in the Orly Taitz interview, posted over at the BirtherReport.

    John King while claiming the hospitals directly send announcements to the papers (false) segues right into flashing a pic of the modern apts on Bertrand that they lived at in the 70’s, (not the cottage shack in the pic out on the old hwy at the correct address), claiming this is where Barack lived when he was born. Actually King the O’nutlicker doesn’t even say that, he says “where his grandparents and mother lived when he was born.” Really? Now they aren’t even married according to him? Screw the announcement that King had just waved around 5 seconds before showing Mr & Mrs and an address leading to that shack not the later years modern apts. These people are evilly pathetic at this point with this blatant propaganda and lies.

  251. And whereever Mrs. Smith is… late last night I finally came acosss the two files of research I mentioned recently I was digging for. Hoo boy. I’m many months wiser now and the key names are jumping out even clearer. It was a treasure trove. I would love to compare notes with you.

  252. I for one cannot accept the truth and veracity of the statement by the Hawaiian official who assures us that she has seen Obama’s birth certificate and it is perfectly legitimate . . . Why not? Because:

    1. first, she was not under oath when she made that statement

    2. second, the statement itself is rankest hearsay

    3. third, the statement is inadmissible under the best evidence rule

    4. fourth, the statement is tainted with political bias

    5. fifth, there is contrary testimony from a former official in the same department who now resides in Georgia. He says it does not exist.

    At a minimum, these objections go to the weight of the testimony, if not its admissibility.

  253. Shadowfax,

    I hate to be the one to break it to you but getting a new keyboard is no guarantee of improved typing. I know. I got mine 2 weeks ago.

    😳

    ‘Sorry for above typos, using a crappy keyboard until the new one arrives.’

  254. Those archived WND articles are incredibile.

    For some reason, I had thought WND wasn’t reliable but after reading a half dozen of their Obama files docs I am impressed by the level of research.

  255. For Everyone’s Information:

    Most of the research shown on WND is from or contained in Dr. Jerome Corsi’s book due out for release on :
    May 17th, 2011.

    You can order an advance copy at Amazon under the title:

    “Where’s the Birth Certificate” by Jerome Corsi Phd

    http://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Birth-Certificate-Eligible-President/dp/1936488299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303159222&sr=1-1

    Dr.Corsi has been relentless in digging for the Truth and has several books pertaining to Obama. His research has been pivotal to Donald Trump’s campaign theme asking, Obama, Wheres the Birth Certificate?…

    Corsi’s previous book “ObamaNation” deals with the current situation we are in now… how we got there and why.

  256. basil9

    Busted…

    But this is a crappy keyboard and I didn’t go back to read before I hit the submit button.

  257. If anyone needed proof BO is destroying the US economy just check the S&P’s downgrading of the US AAA rating today.

    All the money BO is spending will have to be repaid, probably by your children and grandchildren. I’m lucky. I just have parrots.

    Cavuto is going nuts over this.

    “Standard & Poor’s lowered its outlook for the nation’s long-term debt Monday, saying the political grousing over the deficit could put more pressure on the still shaky economic recovery.”

    “The outlook reflects our view of the increased risk that the political negotiations over when and how to address both the medium- and long-term fiscal challenges will persist until at least after national elections in 2012,” said S&P credit analyst Nikola Swann.”

    AOS said “Our credit rating was not actually lowered, but the outlook — the prognostication — was reduced from “stable” (will continue) to “negative” (will fall). The window they’re forecasting is 2-3 years away.”

  258. Shadow- I do that all the time- and I type with any two fingers that are willing at the time.
    ____________

    Shez ZK
    April 18th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    And whereever Mrs. Smith is-
    ____________

    She’s sick(?) 🙂 I limited my reseach as it pertains to the Law of the Land… I read hours of legal opinion and tons of documents hoping to create a new framework and justifiable argument for presentation to the SCOTUS… all contained different variations of situations from one parent a US citizen to neither parent a citizen but the child born on US soil, their elegibility.. and on and on… All of the debate revolving around a central theme that would apply to Obama, should his citizenship come into question.

    I imagine the SC Justices read everything beforehand and in their silence, nothing that came forth from any of these scenarios resonated enough to take on any of the cases that were dismissed in the lower courts.

    So, they felt, “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” until someone comes forward with strategic incontrovertable evidence proving without a doubt, Obama is NOT a Natural Born Citizen and must be removed because of disqualification.

    Not to say they weren’t aware of Obama’s predicament before hand and before he was elected. There are greater factions at work behind the scenes.

  259. HERE COMES INFLATION

    By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

    Published on DickMorris.com on April 18, 2011

    Printer-Friendly Version

    In our book Revolt!, we warn that inflation may well be the dominant legacy of the Obama presidency. While he had Bush’s help in creating high unemployment, he has driven us into inflation all on his own.

    The latest data indicates that prices soared in March at an annual rate of 6.5 percent, by far the highest increase in decades. Half of the increase was in energy prices and one half point in higher food costs. While the Federal Reserve Board focuses on the “core” inflation rate, that excludes these volatile items, American consumers dip into the same pocketbook to pay for food and fuel that they use to pay other prices.

    And there is little likelihood of any leveling off of the prices of either food or fuel. The former is driven by the use of food for energy, diverting corn and other food crops from nutritional use. The later is animated by the instability in the Middle East and North Africa, an international crisis that is likely to worsen in the coming year. Indeed, should the disease that has brought down regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen and is fighting to topple them in Bahrain, Syria, and Libya spreads further into Saudi Arabia, we could face huge increases in energy costs.

    And don’t forget the likely upward pressure on interest rates. The Fed is likely to end its QE-2 (quantitative easing 2) program in June. No longer will it buy mortgage backed and Treasury securities from banks into order to pump more money into the system. Once the printing press stops, the Treasury will have to start borrowing real money from real lenders and pay real interest. It will no longer be able to borrow back the money the Fed prints at nominal interest rates. With Washington needing to borrow $40 billion a week to finance its deficit, the upward pressure on interest rates will be severe.

    Then, there are health insurance costs. With the onset of the requirements of Obamacare, the increase in premiums has averaged twenty percent, further raising costs of business.

    Faced with these increases in fixed costs, businesses will have to raise prices. But nobody will be able to pay them because the economy is terrible. That will trigger a loss of customers and ever higher prices to make up the gap. This stagflation cycle is now upon us and will wipe out any gains that the so-called recovery may offer.

    Annual inflation of 6.5% is just the beginning, just like $5 gas is just the beginning. The inflationary forces Obama has unleashed by his record deficits and his virtual tripling of the money supply will batter the economy with a violence that will make his re-election impossible.

    The storm is just starting.

  260. The Obots have been driven into such a frenzy over the birther bill in AZ that they seem totally clueless that 14 states are trying to pass them, and more are interested now that Trump has blown this wide open. Anyhoo, the Obots are screaming they will just override that bill and..and.. sputterin’ & spittin’… nobody is going to stop the lil disenfranchised monsters from Write-In of Obama’s name. Disenfranchised? They don’t want to run into someone like me, twice as fierce as a regular PUMA: I was a scary PUMMA – Party Unity My MICHIGAN Ass. Wolverine like mean.

    They don’t get eligibility requirements a bit do they, or the 20th Amendment. Shhhhhh, don’t tell them most states also have Write-In qualification deadlines too.

    Meanwhile, I’ve isolated the exact section and clause(s) in the Michigan Election law covering eligible rules getting on the Primary ballot (they skip verification for prez & vp, and go right to electors, and then senate and congress, to statewide and local, they DO need to provide proof upon filing). Now to find it for the general election, and also lookup statutes in our state constitution they reference. I’m in a unique position to know it is critical that both the primary and general laws need to be covered since Obama took his name off the primary ballot here.

    I can’t find anybody in MI covering this, but for a couple of old small blurbs from 2009 that Tim Walberg (R) was interested in the birther bills. Nothing went anywhere here. I’m going to have to fire up my server and install a Great Lakes blog of some sort to start applying more pressure. Sigh, I’m supposed to be getting my trays of garden seedlings started! I can’t tear myself away from my monitor and current events.

  261. Sigh, I’m supposed to be getting my trays of garden seedlings started!
    ———————

    Shez, unfortunately MI may be hopeless. Remember what Carl Levin did on May 31st here in the Marriott?!
    Go out with your gardening — I just planted Hyacinth Bean vine (beautiful flowers and pods), Sweetpea (very fragrant flowers), Scarlet Runner for color!! Beans are my thing this season only if they sprout, 🙂

  262. I’d love to pm317, except horror of horrors we woke up to a freak spring snowstorm this morning, with 3 or 4 inches of heavy wet snow fallen overnight. After three weeks of warm sunny weather this really sucks. LOL

    And besides, I still need to hit up the garden centers for fresh veggie & herb seeds that I should have bought already but haven’t gotten around to it ever since Trump blew everyone out of the water to make us all sit up. I can’t get the grinz off me face. This is so priceless I’ll go get starter plants this year if I have to.

  263. wbboei
    April 18th, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    ==========================

    I hate how some people view Øbama as “cool”. I never understood that.

  264. April 18, 2011
    PJM Scoop: DoJ Scuttling High-Level Terrorism Prosecutions For Sake of Muslim Outreach
    —Ace

    And, more than likely, this is coming from the White House, or at least AG Holder, because it’s the political appointees signing the orders to decline to prosecute.

    a number of leaders of Islamic organizations… were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade.
    But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.

    Included in those indictments was at least one of the co-founders of CAIR, based on “Declination of Prosecution of Omar Ahmad,” a March 31 DOJ legal memo from Assistant Attorney General David Kris to Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler. A second DOJ official familiar with the investigation independently confirmed these details. Omar Ahmad is one of CAIR’s co-founders and its chairman emeritus. He was personally named, along with CAIR itself, as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial in 2007 and 2008. During the trial FBI Agent Lara Burns testified that both Omar Ahmad and current CAIR executive director Nihad Awad were caught on FBI wiretaps attending a 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders in Philadelphia.

    A source at DoJ says it’s completely political.

    from a political perspective there was absolutely no way that they could move forward. That’s why this decision came from the top down. These individuals who were going to be prosecuted are still the administration’s interfaith allies. Not only would these Muslim groups and their friends in the media be screaming “Islamophobia” at the top of their lungs and that this is a war against Islam, but the administration would look like absolute fools. It’s kind of hard to prosecute someone on material support for terrorism when you have pictures of them getting handed awards from DOJ and FBI leaders for their supposed counter-terror efforts. How would Holder explain that when we’re carting off these prominent Islamic leaders in handcuffs for their role in a terror finance conspiracy we’ve been investigating for years? This is how bad the problem is. Why are we continuing to have anything to do with these groups knowing what we know?
    The source adds that because we’re just giving up on these cases, the evidence we’ve collected, implicating many of this Islamic groups in terror fundraising, will simply be locked away forever — which is the outcome sought.

    Chilling stuff.

    More from the same source in a follow-up.

    Are these organizations ratting out the terrorists? At all? Here’s an interesting claim: They only drop dime on someone as a “terrorist” when that person is actually working for the government as an informant gathering information about terrorists. By branding that informant a “terrorist,” it suddenly makes his testimony weak and almost unusable.

    That’s what this guy says is the extent of CAIR’s “cooperation” — deliberately tanking terrorism cases.

    In all my years working counterterrorism I can’t recall a single case where we prosecuted someone based on a tip from MPAC or CAIR or any of these groups. The only time we hear from them is when they think that someone is a government informant. That’s how MPAC blew a big al-Qaeda case in California. When they thought they had somebody spying inside the mosque, they called the FBI and said he was a potential terrorist and the whole case ended up falling apart. So what do we do in response? Did we cut them off? No, DHS has them train thousands of TSA employees in cultural sensitivity. I almost fell out of my chair when I heard about that. Oh, and they still call us when they want to bitch about us arresting one of their friends or employees or board members. But under Obama and Holder that doesn’t happen so much anymore. Just ask Omar Ahmad.
    2012 can’t come soon enough.

  265. If Barack Øbama suddenly produces a long form birth certificate, don’t be surprised if it is found to be a forgery.

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    It will certianly be suspected as forgery — much more suspected than if he had produced it in the first place.

    If he forges one, better he should put some little embarassing thing in it, as apparent motive for the delay.

  266. Some of us have been very concerned about the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) being involved in drafting these bills for AZ and other states along with the “Interstate Birth Certificate Compact”. As one person I trust covering this has been yelling for days now says:

    “This Arizona Bill, and the “Interstate Birth Certificate Compact” is nothing but an ugly Trojan Horse

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    Dunno from IRLI, and I’m not sure a Trojan Horse is the right metaphor here. But otherwise, this is the sort of conspiracy theory I could believe! Bots infiltrating behind the scenes…. Cf black news publishers?

  267. So will America reject Donald Trump’s garish attitude and over-the-top flamboyant confidence

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    Maybe Trump should write a book, THE AUDACITY OF SUCCESS? Or EXPERIENCE? Or something?

  268. Mrs. Smith
    April 18th, 2011 at 11:52 am
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    Thanks for sharing your observations regarding the video “The Forgotten Man.” Now onto yet another new post by admin!

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