Tales Of Junkie Power

Update: Others are saying pretty much what we wrote below. Hop off the Clenis:

David Bossie, former chief investigator for the House Oversight Committee during the Clinton administration, told Megyn Kelly he wished had spent more time investigating then-first lady Hillary Clinton. “We got off track from our investigations with all of the sex stuff,” said Bossie, now the head of the conservative group Citizen United.

Stick to the issues not the Clenis.

As to the “wackadoodle dentist” he wants attention and he must be upset Bill Clinton is set to campaign against McConnell in Kentucky, but as we wrote below, the deficits of Clenis envy are beginning to harden. After Bossie today it is Karl Rove: Why is Rand Paul beating up on Bill Clinton for old sins? Again, as we wrote below, short term this gets Rand Paul attention and maybe some love from E/I Republicans/conservatives but it does make Republicans look like Ken Starr-like panty sniffers. Rove is talking about the Republican brand as fuddy-duddy tut-tutting pearl clutchers:

“Frankly, Rand Paul spending a lot of time talking about the mistakes of Bill Clinton does not look like a big agenda for the future of the country,” Rove said on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.”

To counter the “war on women” strategy Republicans should focus on women getting paid less than men in the Barack Obama White House of horror and forego the temptations of below the belt Clenis attacks.


Kudos to Matt Drudge of DrudgeReport. His headline today: PAPERS SHOW ‘RUTHLESS’ HILLARY. We’ve been beating up on Hillary Clinton 2016 quite a bit lately in order to get them to shape up and it has not been pretty. Hillary Clinton 2016 is a muddled message mess and there is no useful purpose to an eyes tight shut, mouth shut tighter strategy. But today, thanks to the Hillary addicted Matt, Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton 2016 got a much needed break.

“Hillary papers” show ruthless, ambitious First Lady is the headline from events thirteen or fourteen years ago. But hey, we’ll take it. “Ruthless” is in the eye of the beholder. Is a Mama Grizzly “ruthless”? Hey, we’ll take “ruthless” over slothful any day. One would think that there is news of more recent vintage to fight 2016 over. Any ideas? Here we go: White House delays ObamaCare employer mandate for some small businesses until 2016. Looks to us like passive/aggressive lawbreaking is more current news than “ruthless” talk but we’ll take “ruthless” without any ruth at all.

After 500 years, with the abyss of 300 more years staring at us, of driftwood Barack Obama at the helm the country is more than ready for leadership and kickass motivation. Watching “ruthless” Vladimir Putin out-think and out-strategize flabby man-child Barack has been painful for the entire nation and the world. Putin got what he wanted on Syria and even managed to finagle the Olympics. Obama drew a red line on Syria which quickly betrayed his yellow streak and could not, even at the height of his popularity and power in 2009, get the Olympics to Chicago. The nation is ready for a little “ruthless” along with direction, a coherent world-view, and ovarian fortitude.

Some experienced “ruthless” could help the nation. Iran will know not to mess with “obliteration” and the hired hands will if necessary be sent to the basement cages when they screw up. When Hillary was in the White House she knew to smash faces that needed smashing and to break fingers that needed breaking. Barack Obama thought if he hired the same hired hands that Hillary kept on a leash his White House would at least run smoothly while he vacationed. But as we wrote it didn’t work out that way:

Rahm really hated Hillary. She’s the one that used to call him names because of that ballet thing of his and him thinking he was so tough. Hillary smacked him down. Hell, she even had him demoted and the guy lost his office and had to work from a cubicle in the White House basement. Damn, that boy really hates Hillary. Hillary kept the leash on that boy and kept him in line.

I made a mistake with Rahm. I fell for his tough boy act and I fell for the idea that he was the one that knew how Washington worked so I wouldn’t have to do any work. That was a bi-iii-ggg mistake. Rahm talks tough but it’s a bull in a China shop. All you wind up with is damage and a big bill to pay. That Bi#ch Hillary and her sicko friends didn’t warn me about Rahm.

I should have kept a leash on that Bi#ch Rahm but supervising him would have been a lot of work. But it’s too late now.”

It’s too late now to grow a pair of testicles and exercise some testicular fortitude. It’s also too late to get “ruthless”. Whining, race-baiting, petulant foot stomps, to get what you want for your personal advancement and comfort are not the same as “ruthless” pursuit of goals to help the nation. Kudos to Hillary addict Matt Drudge for giving “ruthless” a name to vote for.

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Last week, two of what William S. Burroughs called Junkies made headlines much bigger than the Hillary headline at DrudgeReport of today. Junkie #1 was a short, fat, talented Hollywood actor found dead in a $10,000 a month apartment with a needle in his arm. He turned blue and birthed a bundle of stories about tortured artists and the heroin pushers who love them.

Junkie #2, well, Junkie #2 was another godsend warning for Hillary Clinton 2016 about Big Media. Junkie #2 was Tom Sizemore and this heroin addict was caught on tape alleging that Bill Clinton and an actress cavorted in an extra-marital affair. It was Big Media fun while it lasted:

As Hillary Clinton prepares to run for President in 2016, RadarOnline.com has uncovered bombshell new information that could torpedo her White House dreams: The philandering husband of the former United States Secretary of State, ex-President Bill Clinton, carried on a torrid year-long love affair with British supermodel Elizabeth Hurley behind White House walls.

That’s the explosive revelation dropped by the man who says he arranged the secret tryst, actor Tom Sizemore.

In a blockbuster exclusive, Radar has unearthed a secret audio recording during which the Hollywood actor, who had his own three-year sexual liaison with Hurley, recounts how the famously-frisky ex-President once sent a plane to fly Hurley to Washington D.C., where he bedded her in the White House — while First Lady Hillary was in the very next room!

On the tape, recorded in January of this year and provided to Radar and GLOBE in a joint investigation, 52-year-old Sizemore boasts to two pals about how he arranged the pair’s first rendezvous.”

The fun for the entertainment starved unfortunately did not last. Not that it should have begun. The alleged Bill Clinton drooling was more Ed Wood sci-fi porn dialog than anything resembling how humans communicate. That was the first sure clue.

That Sizemore (what a name for a Clenis worshiper!) had never been to the White House was another clue. But the Clinton penis (the Clenis), like heroin, is a hard substance to go cold turkey on. Sadly, no matter how much the story was massaged or inflated it eventually went limp:

“Troubled actor Tom Sizemore has reached a new low: In an embarrassing about-face, the drug-addicted Hollywood star now claims he made up the story of Elizabeth Hurley and Bill Clinton‘s love affair during a drug binge. [snip]

“I was never at the White House and I never met Bill Clinton. I went to a screening of Black Hawk Down but it wasn’t in the White House. It was in a theater near the White House. But I’ve never been to the White House and met our president, any president.” [snip]

Furthermore, though Sizemore claimed in the interview to have been sober for nearly five years, videos have emerged showing Sizemore smoking crystal meth just last month.

Thus do heroin junkies prematurely hijack the Big Media news junkies into dark alleys of misinformation and delusion. It doesn’t take much, just the all powerful Clenis, and all sense is thrown out the window. The “wackadoodle mad dentist with the two heads” is addicted to the Clenis too. Inquiring minds want to know why the wackadoodle mad dentist is constantly mouthing off on the Clenis:

Rand Paul keeps attacking Bill Clinton. Why?

What gives? We put that question to a handful of Republican strategists — both those in the Paul orbit and those outside of it. Here’s the responses we got to explain Paul’s repeated hits on Clinton.

1. It revs up the base. [snip]

2. It’s a way to get at Hillary. [snip]

3. It’s who Rand is. [snip]

4. It’s personal. [snip]

Mouthing off on the Clenis helps Rand Paul to a certain limited extent. Some think it helps with the “War On Women” Republican counterattack but we don’t think refighting lost battles on the same terrain with the same armies bodes well for a different outcome. Clenis talk undoubtedly titilates E/I (emotion over intelligence) Republicans/conservatives so it personally helps Rand Paul and keeps his name out there. It’s a smart strategy and personally profits Rand Paul. But those profits can easily turn to deficits.

Rand Paul spitting on the Clenis might bring back talk about Buddha Boy, er, Aqua Buddha Boy. A tied up woman at a fraternity party forced to worship Aqua Buddha might seem like old news but 2016 won’t be as easy as 2010 for wackadoodle dentists. And if fourteen year old activities make for headlines today why can’t we go back to college for our 2016 news? See the problem Aqua Boy?

Also a danger when trash talking the Clenis is that other men in public office, especially Republican men with um, histories, might get caught up in the vortex of suckitude. Senator David Vitter running for governor is one Republican that knows what we mean. For years Republicans have started off pumping up the Clenis story for their benefit only to find that at the end of the day they have just been f*cked again by the mighty Clenis.


102 thoughts on “Tales Of Junkie Power

  1. Admin –

    Only you can take a word like ‘ruthless’ and turn it into the bold and beautiful for our girl. 😉

    Hillary is such a darn threat to a Clenisless man, like the two headed wackadoodle dentist. If they can’t drum up a worthless crime against her, they attack her husband…how many times, decades later?

    Bill Clinton should get a huge phallic sculpture on Mount Rushmore to remind everyone that age does not make Bill Clinton undesirable.

  2. Ha Admin, your post chased Ruthless off the top headline on Drudge.

    Now look at headline, the Circus has come to town… 😉

  3. More thumbs in the pie –

    Gym memberships add Obamacare tax

    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) – Some people who are members of the health club Planet Fitness are finding their membership costs have gone up because of the Affordable Health Care Act.

    A sign posted at a Falls Church, Va. location says “Holders of Black Card memberships will be required to pay a tax on these memberships Starting January 1, 2014 as required by the implementation of provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act. This is not a change in your membership fee but rather a tax required by the government.”

    The reason these accounts are forced to charge the new tax is because they include the option for members to tan at the clubs. Obamacare has a tax on tanning salons. It doesn’t matter if the member uses or does not use the tanning facilities.

  4. Pollster Celinda Lake on 2014:


    1. We’re in unfamiliar territory when it comes to voters’ frustrations with government and the economy: The last time Americans felt this sour about their government was during the Watergate scandal, Lake said. Americans are fed up with both parties, and their frustration with Congress has gotten to the point where voters are even souring to some extent on their own representatives in Congress. “They’re not ready to fire their guy yet, but they’ve definitely put their guy on notice,” Lake said. But unlike the Watergate era, Lake said, today’s voters are also strongly frustrated with the state of the economy. And this time voters’ disgust with government stems not from corruption scandals but from a perception that government is highly polarized and can’t get anything done: “It’s really hard to imagine, ‘Where does this end, where does this come out?'”

    2. Democrats need to talk more about jobs. Their focus on the minimum wage isn’t a jobs platform: Yes, raising the minimum wage, which many Democrats have proposed as a way to tackle income inequality, polls well with voters. It even gets support from half of Republicans, Lake said. But she cautions: “I think the winning prescription is actually something that Democrats don’t talk about right now, and that’s jobs.” Voters care even more about jobs, she suggested; a recent Battleground poll showed that a far greater fraction of voters wanted President Obama to address jobs/the economy in his State of the Union address than the fraction that wanted him to address income inequality. So while Americans like the idea of raising the minimum wage, “people don’t think that’s a major jobs platform,” Lake said.

    3. All signs point toward a midterm electorate that’s more friendly to Republicans than in 2012: Historically, turnout tends to favor Republicans in midterm elections anyway. [snip]

    4. Energizing young voters will be especially difficult for Democrats: Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign organization in the Virginia gubernatorial race was able to get Democratic-leaning single women to the polls in an off-year election, but not the crucial young-voter demographic that helped propel Democrats to the White House in 2008 and 2012. Young voters are discouraged about the state of the economy, the jobs market, and their education costs, Lake said: “I think we could see record-low turnout of young people, frankly.”

  5. Meagyn Kelly has two dudes on tonight going full blast at Hillary. Don’t ever think Meagyn Kelly is fair and balanced and is not doing all she can to attack Hillary. One guy must have worked with Ken Starr back when they were digging for any tiny thing they could to bring down Clinton and the other guy was the hairless psychologist who stated that Hillary and Bill were dishonest by Bill not coming out and just telling the people that the presidency was tough and lonely instead of having affairs. He said the Clintons were dishonest and suggested they should have discussed with the public the problems in their marriage rather than being secretive about it. Oh, sure. Can you imagine if Bill had gone on TV and said that. Why, I’ll bet the Republicans would have been so understanding and would have been so emotionally supportive of him…you betcha. Some of these supposed experts are laughable.

  6. Right you are, Southern. Kelly is pretty but she ain’t no Hillary fan. Nor will she be fair towards Hillary.

    Seems as though, only Greta is able to remain fair an balanced…while being awesome and wise beyond her years.

  7. This could break the log jam between those who claim she should hue to the Obama agenda and be nice vs those who believe she needs to campaign against the status quo and in favor of an agenda which is solidly pro American and focuses on bread and butter issues, like jobs and an out of control debt. If 2 out of 5 are unable to find work, then a massive government effort to rebuild infrastructure with out of work people would be indicated—like Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps in lieu of dependency. Also, she needs to favor main street over Wall Street, better than Bill did. This is the major grievance that the hard left has with him, namely NAFTA, repeal of Glass Stegall, etc. An undersecretary of Commerce whose name escapes me, plainly admitted to me and others that they paid too much attention to the top line and never asked about the impacts of their policies upon working people who have lost their jobs because they were outsourced. Those policies have contributed mightily to the destruction of the middle class, because you cannot have a middle class if you have no manufacturing activity in this country. Now most of it is overseas, and tax incentives were given to corporations to do that. This was the problem in 2008 which I pinned my hopes on Hillary to solve knowing that the Republican Party would never solve it. But Obama ignored the needs of the people and orchestrated the greatest power grab from the American People. In time, he will be the most hated president in history, but that does not solve the problem. At this point, there is so much corruption in the system, that until the public turns on Washington en masse there is no hope. Unless Hillary defies Washington, and Wall Street and does what is best for main street.

  8. Takes me back to that comment by the WashPo elitist David Ignatius, their resident expert on everything. Blind to the forces which are gutting our economy he proclaims that we should be happy because our economy is doing fine and we are at peace. Now there is a man who lives in a bubble. And from that single statement it is obvious that he has no business opining on any subject under the color of being an expert. His mindset is best described as “benign neglect”. How similar he is to the entire Washington establishment. Blind and corrupt to the core.

  9. Admin, this one is BRILLIANT! So many naughty, dead-on puns, this post deserves a Pulitzer!! How desperate this dredging up old non-issues makes the small minded, shrill, scared sh**less anti-Clinton crowd appear. Dredge should have thought twice before dredging up that old worn out garbage. He and the others who treated this as news never seemed smaller and pettier – which may explain that “clenis” (I love that one Admin) envy.

    I agree with Shadow, Admin. You re-framed their intended slam and turned it a positive. Ruthless – that’s exactly what we need now. Strong? Oh hell yeah we need strong, and Hillary is the very definition of the word. It will take someone tough, smart, ruthless, and absolutely fearless to clean up the mess Barack has made. Hillary is the ONLY one in sight who is up to the task. Yet, knowing how many problems this country is facing right now, the Republicans (and probably a progressive or two, stirring the anti-Hillary pot on the sly) give a shit about an incident from 20 years ago involving Bill and his clenis. Is it any wonder they can’t unify their party? Is it a surprise to anyone that they haven’t been able to put forth a presidential candidate that their own party will go to the polls and vote for?

  10. Well, Brazille isn’t going to backstab Hillary this time. Nope, she is coming with a full-frontal assault.

    Asshat, yep, that best describes Brazille.


    “Sometimes I think the media live in a time warp. There’s so much talk about Hillary Clinton and the expanding/shrinking/expanding field of possible Republican candidates, you’d think we’re in the middle of an Olympics ratings battle.

    The media focus on 2016 is like a “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” without Rocky. It’s really an obsession that is not only misguided but also does a disservice both to voters and candidates.
    The two-year out speculation track record is pretty bad.

    Yes, Clinton is dynamic. Even her most rabid detractors must admit that. But her dynamism is not a guarantee victory. Her nomination is not inevitable.

    She knows upfront the toll campaigning demands and what being president exacts. As George Harrison said about being a Beatle, you have to give your nervous system.

    If Clinton decides to run, she has to do so knowing it is a commitment that may last 11 years. She’s 66. (Joe Biden, 71, and Mike Huckabee, 58, also have to consider their age.)

    It’s not just how old a person might be at the end of her, or his, term. The question is, will one have the energy and will power to finish the job? We age better and healthier, but being president is aging like nothing else.

    Does Clinton want to make a time commitment that could amount to the rest of her life?

    Another factor surely affecting Clinton’s decision is her legacy. Despite repeated attempts by Republicans, she remains very popular. In a 2013 Gallup Poll she was named the woman people most admired. A presidential run would risk that popularity — and the legacy she’s built as a senator and secretary of state (not to mention former first lady). Of course, she could also leverage that popularity to lead our nation in a great new direction.

    Potential candidates may also weigh on her mind. Who else might run if she doesn’t? If the rest of the field looks weak, she might feel a sense of duty to her party and her country. If there are strong “next generation” candidates, she may be content, perhaps glad, to work for their success.

    The point is that there are factors that may induce Hillary Clinton not to run, and nobody will know what will influence her decision — until she decides.”


  11. A thoughtful perspective from Marc Rubin on the attempted slams at Bill and Hillary by Rand Paul and wife:


    Monday, February 10, 2014

    “Rand Paul and wife trash Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, JFK, Eisenhower and FDR.”

    “Senator Rand Paul’s wife caused a stir a few weeks ago when she trashed Bill Clinton in an interview in Vogue magazine over his affair with Monica Lewinsky 21 years ago in what was apparently an orchestrated and transparent attempt at a political hatchet job. And for two reasons: first, to lay a groundwork to damage Hillary Clinton in a future presidential run, whom they tried to tie to the Lewinsky matter as if she had anything to do with it. But more importantly to reduce Bill Clinton’s influence both politically and in fund raising for the Kentucky senate race where Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell is trailing the Democratic challenger Allison Grimes and by a substantial margin but is leading Grimes in fundraising. Which is where Bill Clinton comes in.He plans on going to Kentucky to fund raise for Grimes.
    Hence the hatchet job by reviving Lewinsky.

    A few days after the interview broke Rand Paul in what seems like a tag team play, came out to defend his wife’s comments and upped the ante by calling Bill Clinton a “sexual predator” and said that, laughably, Democrats who have contributions raised by Clinton should give the money back. Paul then defined Clinton as a “sexual predator” for being ” a boss who used his authority to take advantage of women” describing Lewinsky as a “female subordinate”.

    But if its morality that’s motivating Paul, then based on his own definition of Clinton as a”sexual predator” he also has to stand up, if he wants to be taken seriously, and say the same is true about JFK, Martin Luther King, Dwight Eisenhower as Supreme Allied Commander during WWII, and FDR. To name just a few. He has to call them all sexual predators according to Paul’s definition in his attacks against Clinton.

    JFK’s affairs are already well known and they weren’t just with movie stars but with women who worked as secretaries in the White House. Martin Luther King had an affair with a young civil rights worker who worked for him — “a female subordinate” — which we know about thanks to his motel room being illegally bugged by J.Edgar Hoover. Dwight Eisenhower had an affair with Kay Summersby, a female British officer assigned to Eisenhower as his assistant and personal driver while Eisenhower was in London as Supreme Allied Commander planning the D-Day invasion. Another female subordinate. And it was also well known that FDR hadnt slept with Eleanor for years even before he was in the White House and had a secret amour and confidant even if she didn’t work directly at the White House.

    So the only way to take Paul and his wife seriously is if they’re willing to define these other men as sexual predators too. And say so publicly. If they don’t that does more to define Paul and his wife than it does Clinton. And exposes their comments as nothing more than gutter politics.

    Paul said two others things which seem to reveal his true motives: he displayed a staggering ignorance of the facts surrounding the Lewinsky affair which is usually the case when people are too busy throwing stones to care that they don’t know what they’re talking about. According to Paul “the news media gave Bill Clinton a pass on the Lewinsky affair.” This alone makes Paul look so stupid that its virtually impossible not to laugh at him or to take anything else he has to say seriously.

    From the time the story first broke the news media treated the story as a journalistic gold mine. They began doing stories on the Lewinsky affair 24/7 framing it as the beginning of the end of Clinton’s presidency. That’s hardly giving Clinton a pass. Sam Donaldson at ABC News predicted Clinton would have to resign “within days” (which he didnt) and that it was the end of his presidency (which it wasnt). For the record, on the day Clinton was impeached on a strict party line vote by the Republicans his approval rating was 66%.

    The news media wrung every last bit of political soap opera they could out of the Lewinsky story for ratings and newsstand sales. The president of MSNBC said at the time he was going to use the Lewinsky affair to put the new MSNBC start up network on the map and said he would use the Lewinsky story the way ABC used the Iran hostage crisis to establish Nightline.

    CNN was no better. For them it was All Monica All the Time. When Lewinsky showed up for her grand jury testimony CNN showed the same 7 seconds of footage of Lewinsky getting out of the back of an SUV 30-40 times in succession ( an obnoxious practice they still employ) during a segment on her testimony. And when Clinton testified at a grand jury conducted at the White House, CNN put up a live shot of the White House with a timer that counted the hours minutes and seconds that had passed during Clinton’s testimony as Wolf Blitzer droned on in the background. To say the news media gave Clinton a pass alone invalidates anything else Paul has to say or will have to say on the subject. (It was telling that at the height of the Lewinsky frenzy Walter Cronkite invited Clinton to join him on his sloop at Martha’s Vineyard for a photoshoot. That one photo of Cronkite with Clinton released to the media with Cronkite’s blessing neutralized every word, story,opinion and photo used by the news media against Clinton regarding the Lewinsky circus).”


    Posted by Marc Rubin at 4:17 PM
    Marc Rubin

    Tom In Paine


  12. Brazille should be too fu**ing embarrassed to be interviewed, to write a line, or to say a damn word about ANYTHING to do with Hillary or Democratic presidential politics. Her “New Democratic Party” and “Obama Coalition” that she so stupidly proclaimed to be the new face of the Democratic Party is looking a lot more like an ass than a face at this point. Maybe now that Barack has destroyed the Dem Party she will see fit to shut her damn mouth, stay out of the spotlight, and write her memoirs – which I’m sure her only mother would actually bother to read.

  13. http://therightscoop.com/krauthammer-on-obamacare-employer-mandate-delay-this-is-stuff-you-do-in-a-banana-republic/

    But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, and any provision.

    It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes — and these are are not adjustments or transitions. These are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election. And it’s changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do.

    It’s not incompetence. Willful breaking of the constitutional order — where in the Constitution is the president allowed to alter a law 27 times after it’s been passed?

  14. Finally got time to read this article, Administrator. Super. No wonder we are willing and ready to “ride” with you into the Hillary Wars to come. You are good, so much fun to read and you brighten our spirits when we need it…Ron Paul’s baby boy Wackadoodle and the mighty Clenis! Still laughing.

  15. There is one phrase from the Blair account at Drudge that stands out for me and is a propos of our current problems with Obamacare:

    Blair: “At dinner, [Hillary] to [Bill] at length on the complexities of health care—thinks managed competition a crock; single-payer necessary; maybe add to Medicare,” Blair wrote.

    Although Hillary later said (2008) that she had never seriously considered a single-payer system, it is entirely believable that an intelligent, well-intentioned person would think managed competition is a crock in healthcare matters. The Obamacare gift to 1600 private health insurers with no public option is in fact “managed competition” and it is indeed a crock of shit.

  16. “Rand Paul… McConnell… Which is where Bill Clinton comes in. He plans on going to Kentucky to fund raise for Grimes.”

    Yes indeed, since Bill’s recent trip to KY I’ve been reading about Alison Grimes and the race to get rid of McConnell. I’m sure Bill and/or Hillary will be in KY several times this year to fund-raise and campaign for Grimes. Mark up another chit for 2016.

  17. Catfish oversight, weather radios and a Christmas tree tax: Meet the pork-filled $956 BILLION Farm Bill

    The federal government pays for a $15 million ‘wool trust fund,’ runs a $170 million program to protect catfish growers from overseas competition, sets aside $3 million to promote Christmas trees, funds another $2 million to help farmers sell more sheep, and plunks down $100 million researching how to get Americans to buy more maple syrup.

    And that spending is just three one-hundredths of one per cent of the Farm Bill that President Barack Obama signed Friday in Michigan.

    Liberal and conservative watchdogs alike are hopping mad at what they say are pork-barrel projects included in the five-year agriculture spending law as home-state perks to lawmakers that are unneeded or redundant.

    There’s a new 15-cent levy on every live-cut Christmas tree, a proposal that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had blocked but will now be beyond his control. Tree growers will put the money into a fund for ‘industry-funded promotion, research, and information program[s],’ but the cost will inevitably be passed on to consumers.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2554299/Catfish-oversight-weather-radios-Christmas-tree-tax-Meet-pork-filled-956-BILLION-Farm-Bill.html#ixzz2t0thAxC3

  18. KING AND QUEEN OBAMA Flaunt Regal Power and Extravagance in Americans’ Faces

    First Dogs Bo and Sunny, White House photo, February 10, 2014

    President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama rubbed their royal attitudes in the noses of long-suffering Americans today.

    While King Obama was pronouncing, ”That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want”, Queen Obama sent out a photograph of the family dogs wearing jewels, seated at a table representing Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of President Francois Hollande of France. The photo was captioned, “Bone appétit!”

    King Obama backed up his ” …as a President, I can do whatever I want”, with yet another unlawful exemption to Obamacare announced this afternoon.

    The menu for the state dinner, as reported by the Associated Press:

    “The first course will feature American Osetra caviar, farmed from the estuaries of Illinois, paired with quail eggs from Pennsylvania and a dozen varieties of potatoes from farms in New York, Idaho and California.

    “That will be followed by a salad of petite radishes and baby carrots on a bed of lettuce and splashed with red-wine vinaigrette made using honey from the beehive on the South Lawn. The salad will be served in a clear, glass bowl and resemble a terrarium.

    “The main course, dry-aged rib eye beef from a farm in Greeley, Colo., will be served with blue cheese, charred shallots, oyster mushrooms and braised chard.

    “Dessert is chocolate malted cake, described as a modern version of a layer cake made with bittersweet chocolate from Obama’s native Hawaii, Florida tangerines and served with vanilla ice cream from Pennsylvania. After dinner, guests can dip into a serving dish made entirely of sugar to sample fudge made of Vermont maple syrup, shortbread cookies made with lavender from Mrs. Obama’s garden and cotton candy dusted with orange zest.”

    Any resemblance by the Obamas to France’s King Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette prompted by the visit of France’s president is pure coincidence, oui? How about impeachmints for just desserts instead?


  19. This article reports that talks about a Hillary 2016 run started the night of Sir Lies-A-Lot’s 2012 re-election.

    At this point the nomination seems to be Hillary’s to lose, in spite of one attempt after another to decrease her popularity and push her out of the running.


    “Team Clinton started talks on 2016 run night of Obama’s victory”

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    By Ian Swanson – 02/11/14 12:01 AM EST

    Members of Team Clinton started talking about a 2016 presidential bid months before the former first lady left the State Department.

    The night President Obama won his second term, Allida Black and Adam Parkhomenko, veterans of Clinton’s 2008 campaign for the White House, exchanged emails about plans to start Ready for Hillary — a super-PAC promoting another run for the White House.

    While Clinton didn’t formally approve the political action committee, Black believed she had Clinton’s blessing, according to a book published Tuesday by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen.
    The book, titled HRC, reports that just months after Clinton left the State Department, longtime adviser Cheryl Mills — who functions as Hillary Clinton’s consigliere — met with Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and a candidate to manage Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

    Their April 2013 conversation quickly turned to the what-ifs of 2016, according to HRC.
    “ ‘It was about her, what’s she going to do next, and then it was like if she ran, who should be the manager,’ ” the book quotes a source familiar with the conversation as saying.
    The book concludes that for Clinton, the decision isn’t about running for the White House — that’s already happening, it says.

    Instead, it contends that Clinton’s only decision is whether she should not be making a bid, turning off an operation that is already moving forward. A CNN poll released late last week found more than 70 percent of Democrats say they would support her if she made a run official.

    While a negative turn in Clinton’s health could shut things down, there is little evidence that she will not seek the White House in 2016.


    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/198018-team-clinton-started-talks-on-16-run-night-obama-won#ixzz2t1V89oE3
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  20. Shock: Hidden In WH Employer Mandate Deal – Employers Not Allowed To Fire Anyone (Video)

    On Monday night’s Kelly File, Megyn Kelly covered the ObamaCare Employer Mandate delay, focusing “on one little nugget” that was “found under a mountain of new regulations” which stipulates that in order to be eligible for this gift from the White House, “the employer may not reduce the size of its workforce or its overall hours of service of its employees.”

    “Basically”, she continued, “what the government is telling employers is that you will not fire a single person. You will not lay off a single person – if you want to take advantage of our gift. And you have to certify it under penalty of perjury to the IRS that you didn’t do that!”

    How is this not fascism as defined as ”a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc.”

    Marc Thiessen says it’s an “act of desperation,” but desperate or no – the situation calls for the attention of Congress right away. The government has no business managing the affairs of private businesses. “We have a free market economy, Thiessen later noted, “it’s not a command economy!”

    But ever since the Democrats shoved ObamaCare down the throats of the unwilling American public – we all have to play along with the Little Dictator’s little diktats – whether we want to or not.


  21. I am seeing more and more evidence that the evil canards of Alinsky are being deployed on all fronts, from voter ID marches, to the 27th illegal change to Obamacare, to changing the rules regarding the approval of nominees, to ending the minority right to filibuster. All this is being done unilaterally, at the same time that that dimwit Kelly Aloit (R-NH) is telling the House to get over their distrust of Obama and support the Gang of 8 amnesty bill. This woman is part of the McCain-Graham neocon gang and is totally in the hip pocket of lobbyists, so it is very hard to take anything she says as a fair indication of what is fair, right or descent. But the larger question is these are the tactics we see in a Banana Republic. Theoretically, they cannot work in a nation which was founded on the principles of liberty, property, individual freedom and a healthy suspicion of big government. Furthermore, they may work in a nation of peasants, but they should not work in a nation where there is literacy and education. The problem is the left controls education, education and indoctrination have become virtually indistinguishable in the academies of higher learning as evidenced by the Professors comments at LegalInsurrection, and there is no demonstrable connection between higher education and common sense. Indeed, too often the reverse is true, because a degree has been known to imbue the recipient with a feeling of to the manor borne and an abiding sense that those who are less educated academically are somehow inferior. From what I have observed, the legal profession is uniquely susceptible to this dangerous delusion.

  22. This is just FYI for anyone who wants to participate in the effort to limit NSA spying on Americans. This link gets you to the prepared statement to elected officials, which you can use when you call or email. It only takes a second. May not do any good, but it at least makes us peons – whose personal power has diminished to Sir Lies-A-Lot was installed as POTUS- at least feel as if we have a little power.


  23. Leanora
    February 11, 2014 at 6:53 am
    He is real creepy alright. He looks like something out of the 1960 British sci fi horror movie Children of the Damned. Not the sort of creature you should want on your team. More like a leper.

  24. jeswezey
    February 11, 2014 at 4:06 am

    “Rand Paul… McConnell… Which is where Bill Clinton comes in. He plans on going to Kentucky to fund raise for Grimes.”

    Yes indeed, since Bill’s recent trip to KY I’ve been reading about Alison Grimes and the race to get rid of McConnell. I’m sure Bill and/or Hillary will be in KY several times this year to fund-raise and campaign for Grimes. Mark up another chit for 2016.
    Grimes. Yes, I would support her over McConnell. She has the backing of Clinton supporters in Hollywood, ergo it is only natural that Bill would campaign for her. My choice of course is Bevins to knock off McConnell, and I may go in and help him, if I can afford to do so. But, if McConnell wins the primary then I too would support Grimes. People like McConnell and Boehner–and their cabal of staffers and lobbyists need to be kicked to the curb. And even though Grimes is no prize. But it is like when actor Maurice Chevalier asked how it felt to be 80 he smiled and said, when I consider the alternative . . . The problem with Grimes is she would be another rubber stamp for Schumer, and that is a disaster for this nation.

  25. You know, in thinking about Rand Paul and how sensitive he is about other people’s sexual activities, you just have to say WTF. Apparently, he has been completely traumatized by the Lewinsky/Bill Clinton sexcapade from 20 years ago. Poor thing – for the last two decades, he must have been dealing with PTSD, over an incident involving two people, completely unrelated to him in any way. No doubt Rand and his wife are very delicate, fragile souls – too sensitive to cope with thoughts of sex lives of others, yet, too weak to stop such thoughts from invading their consciousness

    One has to wonder about the suitability of a person – who is can be so easily damaged and scarred – for public service.

  26. I see where Boehner has caved—again. He and his counterpart in the Senate will be history a year from now. Then he can pursue his real agenda of booze and broads on a fulltime basis. His will be one of the few full time jobs, if you can call that a job, added in this beleaguered economy. Weakness and corruption from one party. The big lie and the dismantling of the Constitution and then end of liberty and prosperity by the other. Not much of a choice, the way the chess pieces are currently arranged. An election will not break this perverse cycle. I wish I could believe it would, but big media will see to it that does not happen, because empowering the middle class would threaten he upper class who benefits financially from the current set of affairs. They will do everything they can to nip a third party in the bud. The third party will emerge only after the next financial crisis.

  27. Forget about Shawn Hannity. Focus on David Webb. He exposes the lie which is at the heart of the progressive movement, and their single minded obsession with destroying the current system, and instituting a left wing dictatorship in its stead and place. This is the thing that gives me pause. Hillary has said she is a progressive. Would she continue along this line, based on a misplaced loyalty to Obama, or would she return to the constitutional principles of JFK? Until Benghazi, I would have dismissed that question entirely.


  28. freespirit
    February 11, 2014 at 11:38 am
    Bible Belt obsession.

    Question: how will he react if rumors about Bambi and Beyonce come true.

    Yes, dreams do come true.


  29. Last night Megyn Kelly hosted David Bossie of Citizens United. Bossie was one of the most powerful Clinton opponents in the 1990s and continues to be one of the biggest Clinton opponents to this day. But even Bossie understands the wisdom of what we wrote and realizes that the Clenis screwed him and Clinton opponents. Bossie wisely suggests Clinton opponents stick to the issues not the penis:


    David Bossie, former chief investigator for the House Oversight Committee during the Clinton administration, told Megyn Kelly he wished had spent more time investigating then-first lady Hillary Clinton. “We got off track from our investigations with all of the sex stuff,” said Bossie, now the head of the conservative group Citizen United. Bossie said he also wished he had made more of an issue of Hillary’s support of a government-run health insurance regime. “If you know anything about Hillary Clinton’s health- are policies back then, single payer – using Medicare to expand single payer – that is what she believed.” Watch the full interview from “The Kelly File”

  30. Ron Fournier of National Journal is an ObamaCare supporter.


    Why I’m Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare
    Incompetence, politics, and delays frustrate advocates of health care reform.

    It’s getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naïve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. [snip]

    Not coincidentally, the delays punt implementation beyond congressional elections in November, which raises the first problem with defending Obamacare: The White House has politicized its signature policy. [snip]

    Defending the ACA became painfully harder when online insurance markets were launched from a multi-million-dollar website that didn’t work, when autopsies on the administration’s actions revealed an epidemic of incompetence that began in the Oval Office and ended with no accountability.

    Then officials started fudging numbers and massaging facts to promote implementation, nothing illegal or even extraordinary for this era of spin. But they did more damage to the credibility of ACA advocates.

    Finally, there are the ACA rule changes—at least a dozen major adjustments, without congressional approval. J. Mark Iwry, deputy assistant Treasury secretary for health policy, said the administration has broad “authority to grant transition relief” under a section of the Internal Revenue Code that directs the Treasury secretary to “prescribe all needful rules and regulations for the enforcement” of tax obligations, according to The New York Times.

    Yes, Obamacare is a tax.

    Advocates for a strong executive branch, including me, have given the White House a pass on its rule-making authority, because implementing such a complicated law requires flexibility. But the law may be getting stretched to the point of breaking. Think of the ACA as a game of Jenga: Adjust one piece and the rest are affected; adjust too many and it falls.

    If not illegal, the changes are fueling suspicion among Obama-loathing conservatives, and confusion among the rest of us. Even the law’s most fervent supporters are frustrated.

  31. This is somewhat off topic but interesting in that it parallels some of the political and social trends in the US. The Tories have just realized that Scotland may vote to leave the UK. There are many reasons this has been brewing but part of it is that the population feels almost completely alienated from the government in London and to a great extent both parties. The UK media has viewed it all as mostly a joke, using insults and demeaning language to describe the people of Scotland in attempts to scare and bully them, as well as presenting conflicting and confusing data and statistics to present London in the best light. While the current political tilt north of the border is decidedly Labour or leftist, there is no guarantee that would continue with a bigger voice in determining their own economic policies. And they have a leader who is outwitting London at almost every turn. It is very interesting and I have no idea how it will turn with this falls election on the union.

  32. Advocates for a strong executive branch
    Will this asshole be an advocate for a strong executive branch when a Republican is in charge?

    Will this asshole be an advocate for a strong executive branch if it seeks to kill this perverse act?

    Or, are his ethics situational and personal and grounded in a desire to reward the beltway community at the expense of the nation?

    I gather that he has a problem with the Constitution.

    He should move to Russia, which has a long history of strong executives, and the suppression that goes with it.

  33. Southern Born
    February 11, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Admin –

    No wonder we are willing and ready to “ride” with you into the Hillary Wars to come.

    You are good, so much fun to read and you brighten our spirits when we need it…


    I second that, Southern!

  34. Goodbye to an amazing woman and an amazing little girl:


    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.

    Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to publicist Cheryl J. Kagan. No cause was given.

    From 1935 through 1938, the curly-haired moppet billed as Shirley Temple was the top box-office draw in the nation. She saved what became 20th Century Fox studios from bankruptcy and made more than 40 movies before she turned 12. [snip]

    Her most memorable performances included four films she made with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a black dancer 50 years her senior and a favorite costar, she later said.

    They were first paired as foils for cantankerous Lionel Barrymore in 1935’s “The Little Colonel,” in which 7-year-old Shirley tap dances up and down the staircase, remarkably matching the veteran Robinson step for step.

    I would learn by listening to the taps,” Temple told the Washington Post in 1998. “I would primarily listen to what he was doing and I would do it.”

    Their dance routines in such films as the Civil War saga “The Littlest Rebel” (1935) and “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” (1938) reflected their off-screen rapport. They were the first mixed-race musical numbers to be seen in many parts of the country, according to “Who’s Who in Musicals.”

    Two of her films released in 1937 were among Temple’s favorites — the John Ford-directed “Wee Willie Winkie,” in which she wins over a British outpost in India, and “Heidi,” a hit film that became a classic.

    In her first film aimed squarely at children, Shirley sang “Animal Crackers in My Soup” to fellow orphans in 1935’s “Curly Top.” She danced with Jack Haley in “Poor Little Rich Girl” (1936), one of her best films and “a top musical on any terms,” according to movie critic Leonard Maltin.

    A country desperate for relief from the excruciating economic hardships of the Depression fell in love with Shirley and her infectious optimism in “Baby Take a Bow,” the 1934 film that was her first starring vehicle.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt marveled how splendid it was “that for just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles,” according to an American Film Institute history. [snip]

    To learn her lines, Shirley essentially memorized the script as her mother, Gertrude Temple, read it aloud. When Barrymore forgot his lines while filming 1934’s “Carolina,” Shirley sweetly told him what to say, causing the star to “roar like a singed cat,” actor Robert Young later recalled.

    She attributed her well-adjusted nature on and off the set to her “super mother” who “kept my head on straight” and “just dusted off” the adulation, Temple told The Times in 1989. [snip]

    Politics consumed much of her adult life after she married businessman Charlie Black in 1950 and was known as Shirley Temple Black.

    An active Republican, she ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1967. Two years later, she was appointed the U.S. delegate to the United Nations by President Nixon.

    From 1974 to 1976, Temple was the U.S. ambassador to the West African nation of Ghana and later served as White House chief of protocol for President Ford. She also was an ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992, a “substantive job” that was the best she ever held, Temple told the Washington Post in 1998.

    Initially short on diplomatic experience, she got an assist from her childhood. People on the street in Prague would often stop her and pull a memento from their wallets — their membership card from Czechoslovakia’s 1930s-era Shirley Temple fan club.

    That recognition “was very helpful when you want to explain your country’s position on various foreign affairs,” she said in the Post article.

    The money she made as a child had long since evaporated.

    At 22, she discovered that all but $28,000 of her $3.2-million income from the movies had vanished because of her family’s lavish lifestyle and bad investments made by her father, George Temple, a bank manager who left his job to oversee her career.

    She “felt neither disappointment nor anger,” Temple wrote in her 1988 autobiography. “Perhaps years spent ignoring such matters had insulated me from disillusion. The spilt-milk parable surely played a role in my equanimity, as did the power of bloodline and family ties.” [snip]

    In 1972, after undergoing a modified radical mastectomy, Temple held a televised news conference from her hospital room to encourage other women to have check-ups.

    When Temple received a Kennedy Center honor in 1998, President Clinton said that “she was the first child actor ever to carry a full-length A-list picture” and “had the greatest short-lived career in movie history, then gracefully retired to … the far less strenuous life of public service.”

    Temple often underplayed her years as the little screen star whose blinding smile and bountiful talent rescued a studio. “Sometimes one scores a bull’s-eye purely by chance,” she wrote in her autobiography.

  35. freespirit
    February 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

    You know, in thinking about Rand Paul and how sensitive he is about other people’s sexual activities, you just have to say WTF


    Awesome Free…the whole darn sensitive-mini-Rant.

  36. Update: Others are saying pretty much what we wrote below. Hop off the Clenis:

    David Bossie, former chief investigator for the House Oversight Committee during the Clinton administration, told Megyn Kelly he wished had spent more time investigating then-first lady Hillary Clinton. “We got off track from our investigations with all of the sex stuff,” said Bossie, now the head of the conservative group Citizen United.

    Stick to the issues not the Clenis.

    As to the “wackadoodle dentist” he wants attention and he must be upset Bill Clinton is set to campaign against McConnell in Kentucky, but as we wrote below, the deficits of Clenis envy are beginning to harden. After Bossie today it is Karl Rove: Why is Rand Paul beating up on Bill Clinton for old sins? Again, as we wrote below, short term this gets Rand Paul attention and maybe some love from E/I Republicans/conservatives but it does make Republicans look like Ken Starr-like panty sniffers. Rove is talking about the Republican brand as fuddy-duddy tut-tutting pearl clutchers:

    “Frankly, Rand Paul spending a lot of time talking about the mistakes of Bill Clinton does not look like a big agenda for the future of the country,” Rove said on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.”

    To counter the “war on women” strategy Republicans should focus on women getting paid less than men in the Barack Obama White House of horror and forego the temptations of below the belt Clenis attacks.


  37. The two headed wackadoodle dentist is just the type of person that derails the Republican party.

    First they come up with some okay ideas that fit some of the conservatives,

    then 15 minutes of fame, goes to their head –

    and they just go batShit on some non,’moral high ground’ issue

    that is right out of chapter seven of The Scarlet Letter,

    or Jim Jones, ‘Rules Book’.

    Clenis envy, one of the 10 moral sins.

  38. NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw announced Tuesday that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August.

  39. Sad news about Shirley Temple. She made millions smile during very trying times. Today we have Justin and Obama.

  40. Historically, with the sole exception of the Civil War, we had two parties who would confine their fight to the political arena, without dismantling the Constitutional system, or seeking to destroy this nation. Today, with the capture of the Democratic Party by Obama and his fellow “progressives”, that is no longer true. Furthermore, it used to be the case that the two parties would come together in times of national crisis, whereas today the progressive controlled democratic party refuses to deal with one crisis after another, but instead chooses to exacerbate each of those problems in order to achieve perverse ends, while the other party refuses to provide anything more than token resistance, and big media cheers them on. Inevitably, this can have no good ending. What is more, neither party can put forth a president who can unite the nation. The only thing that can do that is a return to economic prosperity, and that is impossible now that we have transferred all our manufacturing jobs over seas. It is not in the cards. What is in the cards, however, is a Hobsian War between the haves and the have nots, wherein the halves are vastly outnumbered. This will shape our political future, and there is no way to put lipstick on that pig. If you think I am being too pessimistic, something I sometimes wonder about myself, fix your eyes on two things: first, 2 out of 3 people of labor force age are not working, and we are about to add twenty million illegals to that figure. (Note: that 11 million figure is as bogus as the 6.7% unemployment figure, but it is used by big media to pacify the masses. Second, forget about the people over 40 who are laid off and will never again be hired. That is a major societal problem, but it pales in comparison to the millions of young people entering the workforce with huge college debts who were led to believe there was a job waiting for them. They should be outraged at the behavior of the Liar In Chief who promised to be their president only to turn his back on them. But they are not, because they are politically naïve and easily seduced. But in time, they will be. And they will form groups who will be devoted to tearing down this system, because it is not working for them. So if you believe in the Constitution and a system of ordered liberty in bad economic times, when new people are entering society with high expectations, and no way the system can satisfy them? This is not a question that troubles the elites, but it should. Sooner or later it will visit their doorstep, and as noted, the protected group within their ranks will be much smaller than most of them presently anticipated. Put differently, there are insiders and there are insider, and those insiders who are not insiders, they are expendable just like the middle class. This idea of a new civilian conservation corps, is the only way I can see to meet this problem head on. That was originally a democrat idea, but it is nothing that a progressive, bent on destroying this system would gladly embrace. Like Obama, the progressive is no patriot. He would prefer to side with the enemies of the United States in order to accelerate its demise. Progressives are worse than drug dealers, in my book.

  41. Obama, the big media beloved Liar in Chief is cracking up, and will continue to do so, given his mental make-up. As Major Garret noted yesterday:

    “(N)o one has been more adept or aggressive about delaying and defanging Obamacare than Obama himself. Systematically and with an eye toward his party’s immediate political troubles, Obama has reshaped, photo-shopped, reimagined, and reengineered Obamacare. It all sounds techy and cool and flexible—at least to the administration. To those who must live with and live under the law, the arbitrary is the norm. The only pattern is chaos. Obamacare’s worst enemy is Obama.”


  42. When the Republican Party fails to take the Senate in 2014, by a one vote margin or a tie which goes to the VP. all hell is going to break loose.

  43. Faulconer wins mayor’s race

    Alvarez concedes election, pledges to work with new mayor

    SAN DIEGO ­ Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer won a decisive victory over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday, signaling a new chapter for the city after the scandal-plagued tenure of former Mayor Bob Filner.

    Faulconer had 54.5 percent compared to Alvarez’s 45.5 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting.

    A Faulconer victory breathes new life into the local Republican Party by restoring its control of the Mayor’s Office that its candidates have occupied for much of the past four decades. Faulconer also becomes the only Republican mayor of a top 10 U.S. city, making him one of the party’s highest-profile leaders in the state.

    The results dashed the hopes of Alvarez to become San Diego’s first Latino mayor and its youngest in nearly 120 years. It also blunted a push by Democrats to have a like-minded mayor join the party’s 5-4 majority on the City Council to shepherd a new era of progressive politics for America’s Finest City.


  44. Shadowfax
    February 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw announced Tuesday that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August.
    His health problems are, and should remain a private matter. I do not know why this should be a subject for public consumption. He has failed to save his profession from its descent into the gutter, and that should be his epitaph. It is incumbent upon elder statesmen who care about their profession or company to speak publicly about where it is going, and when it is getting off track. For him to accept money from Soros, to disparage FOX News and condone the corruption of his network is unforgivable in my opinion. Krauthammer made the right point about him and his ilk. They are losing their audience and their power to mold public opinion, and rather than address that situation, they hunker down like Mad King Lear and scream at the heaven, and bury the bodies.

  45. The point is that, although we should not gratuitously harass illegal aliens, neither should we encourage them. In the vast majority of cases – i.e., excepting children brought here through no fault of their own by their illegal alien parents – they made a willful choice to enter and remain here in violation of our laws. It is their responsibility to conform their behavior to our laws, not ours to conform our laws to their behavior.

    In any event, I’m not saying I’d never consider some kind of legal status – though certainly not citizenship – for some categories of illegal aliens. I’m saying get back to me in five or ten years, after bipartisan Washington has proved (a) it is serious about enforcing the immigration laws; (b) it has substantially reduced the population of illegal aliens; (c) it is cooperating with, rather than punishing, states that enforce the law; (d) it is prioritizing assimilation; and (e) it is decidedly favoring immigrants who will help our country flourish over those who will be a burden.

  46. Thought Police: Employers Will Be Forced to Inform Obama Why They’re Firing Someone

    Now businesses will have to go hat in hand to Obama to explain themselves about why they are firing any particular employee. This is just another of Obama’s steps toward the fascist-styled control by Washington bureaucrats over the entirety of the business sector.

    As Fox News reported it: “Obama officials made clear in a press briefing that firms would not be allowed to lay off workers to get into the preferred class of those businesses with 50 to 99 employees. How will the feds know what employers were thinking when hiring and firing? Simple. Firms will be required to certify to the IRS – under penalty of perjury – that ObamaCare was not a motivating factor in their staffing decisions. To avoid ObamaCare costs you must swear that you are not trying to avoid ObamaCare costs. You can duck the law, but only if you promise not to say so.”


  47. Thought Police: Employers Will Be Forced to Inform Obama Why They’re Firing Someone
    That provision will NOT survive judicial scrutiny. And believe you me, it will be tested. And it will land Obama on his ass where he belong. This is not legal–it is purely political. If businesses need to lay off, then they will fabricate some other reason. And the left will TRY to wave that piece of paper to prove that Obama caused job losses are not caused by Obamacare. And no one with any sense will believe them. They will regret this, for sure.

  48. Holder looking to step down…..

    Attorney General Eric Holder, long besieged by accusations of corruption and outright felonious behavior, has stated that he may step down in 2014 as the nation’s top alleged law enforcer.

    In an article with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin, Holder admitted that he intends to stay “well into” 2014, but in doing so, has once again fueled speculation that the Attorney General will be stepping down by year’s end. The Justice Department has worked to downplay the rumors and Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted, “Actually, most he said was he planned to stay well into ’14.”

    However, it seems that whether Holder is gone tomorrow or several months later, the fact remains that it appears that the scandal-ridden Attorney General is looking for the door- news that is sure to delight conservatives and others who favor officials abiding by the law.

    Holder has been held in contempt of Congress for his role in the Fast and Furious scandal which left weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels and one border patrol agent, Brian Terry, dead. The contempt charge stems from Holder’s unwillingness to cooperate in the investigation before being cloaked in a flimsy pretense of executive privilege.

    Holder’s Justice Department has been linked to corruption from the moment Holder entered the office. One of the first acts by the new Attorney General was to drop the case of two Black Panthers who intimidated white voters outside a voting station in Philadelphia in the 2008 presidential election. Holder’s Justice Department dropped the case during the sentencing phase.

    It has been a rocky ride for Holder, but an even rockier ride for Americans who, perhaps naively, looked to the Attorney General to uphold the rule of law in America.


  49. Is San Diego a straw in the wind, a trend?:


    Obama Turnout Machine Crashes in San Diego — Loses Mayor’s Race by Nine Points

    Kevin Faulconer recaptured the mayor’s office in San Diego for Republicans in a special election yesterday. The polls were skin-tight leading into yesterday’s election, and unions poured in millions to keep control in the nation’s eighth-largest city.

    But in the end the vaunted Obama election model — flood the zone with negative attack ads and excite the base of the Democratic party — flopped. Faulconer defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points in a city that Barack Obama carried by 63 percent to 37 percent only 15 months ago.

    Democrats were stunned at the margin. In the November open primary, Democrats had won 54 percent of the ballots cast and were convinced they could win the runoff between Faulconer and Alvarez. Unions pitched in a record $4.2 million to promote Alvarez, compared to only $1.7 million from business interests backing Faulconer. In the end, Alvarez outspent Faulconer in total by a million dollars.

    Partly the Faulconer blowout was the result of the lower turnout of a special election called to replace disgraced Democratic Mayor Bob Filner. But partly it came from a renewed ability of Republicans to reach out to independent and moderate voters with the need to practice fiscal restraint and sound management. “It’s been less than a decade since public-employee unions drove San Diego into near-insolvency, and people were reminded of that,” says Jason Roe, a political consultant in San Diego.

    Certainly there was a clear contrast between the candidates. Alvarez was touted as the great progressive hope who in the words of the San Diego Union Tribune “supports raising the minimum wage, increasing developer fees for affordable housing projects and asking voters to approve the sale of bonds to fund infrastructure projects.” Faulconer was opposed to all of the above and also supported “putting certain city services up for competitive bid with the private sector [and] replacing pensions with 401(k)-style plans for most new city hires.”

    Faulconer’s win breaths new life into what has been a moribund Republican party in California and also shows that the Obama turnout machine isn’t invincible without a presidential-level turnout. That’s a valuable lesson as we head into the 2014 midterm elections.

  50. Immigration reform world wide:


    Inspired by Switzerland’s immigration vote, which has infuriated the European Union, one of Norway’s ruling parties is calling for the country to hold its own referendum on limiting immigration from the EU.

    On Sunday, Switzerland voted 50.3 percent in favor of re-introducing strict quotas for immigrants from the EU, thus scrapping the policy of free movement within the 28-nation bloc.

    The surprise choice sent shockwaves across Europe, with Brussels threatening to reconsider its relations with Switzerland and anti-immigration activists applauding the result.

    “I won’t take a stance on such a quota system that the Swiss people have voted for. But the idea of a referendum is interesting, and Norway also should have a referendum on immigration,” said Mazyar Keshvari, immigration spokesman for the Progress Party (FrP), which is part of Norway’s Conservative-led government.

    “I am quite sure that there is majority support for tightening immigration across Norway’s political parties. The polls show that,” he told VG newspaper.

  51. EPA ‘clean coal’ rule would increase power prices by 70 or 80 percent

    An Obama administration official has said that the new clean coal rules could increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent.

    Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the Department of Energy, told House lawmakers that the first generation of carbon capture and storage technology would increase electricity prices by “70 or 80 percent.”

    The Obama administration’s plan to fight global warming includes limiting carbon dioxide from new power plants. In order for new coal-fired power plants to be built, however, they would need to install costly carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/11/epa-clean-coal-rule-would-increase-power-prices-by-70-or-80-percent/#ixzz2t9KHODuB

  52. No doubt San Diego will scare the living crap out of the Dem machine, spectacularly wrong and they will be wondering ,if they could be 9 points off in a major dem stronghold, where else are they off?

    So basically they have no idea whats about to hit them…….

  53. National Journal weigns in on the San Diego election:


    Why the San Diego Mayor’s Race Should Worry Democrats

    Liberal groups out-organized and outspent Republicans in a city that’s trending Democratic. Their candidate still lost badly.

    Republican Kevin Faulconer’s big win in San Diego’s mayoral race Tuesday highlighted the first case of what could be a persistent Democratic problem in 2014: low turnout.

    Faulconer has a middle-of-the-road reputation built for a city that has typically elected GOP mayors over the past two-plus decades, which helped make him the favorite in the special election to succeed disgraced ex-Mayor Bob Filner. But Democrats also have a 14-point registration advantage over Republicans in San Diego, which gave President Obama more than 60 percent of its votes in 2012 as it lifted the liberal Filner into the mayor’s office.

    And despite help from an enormous field operation looking to make those numbers work for Democratic special-election candidate David Alvarez, Faulconer still garnered almost 55 percent of the vote as many fewer people cast ballots than in 2012.

    It’s a problem Democrats will be trying to solve across the country in 2014, when key groups of supporters, such as minorities and unmarried women, are less likely to turn out than in presidential years. It is one of the reasons Republicans are within striking distance to retake the Senate and are heavily favored to keep the House of Representatives. It’s why Democratic senators such as Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, where the African-American share of the electorate dropped by a sixth in the last midterm election, are endangered.

    Majority-minority San Diego starts out as more friendly turf for Democrats, but the locals face the challenge of turning the demographic advantage into a political one.

    “I would say San Diego’s politics are behind its demographics, and it’s about whether we can catch up,” San Diego Labor Council secretary-treasurer Richard Barrera said in a pre-election interview. His group ran an independent expenditure committee that raised and spent more than $3.7 million on Alvarez’s behalf. “We can never just assume that because we’ve got an increasingly large Latino population, Asian population, younger population, that that will translate into people voting on Election Day.”

    Turnout levels for this fall’s midterm elections will not drop as sharply as they did for San Diego’s irregular February vote. Any drop tends to work against Democrats, although the party hopes get-out-the-vote operations and pavement-pounding labor allies can help make up some slack later in 2014.

    Nearly 470,000 people voted in the previous San Diego mayoral race, a massive turnout that coincided with the presidential race, a hotly contested congressional election, and several consequential statewide ballot initiatives. On Tuesday, fewer than 290,000 voters cast ballots. That works out to about 43 percent of registered voters, at the very bottom edge of turnout levels Democrats were hoping for to capitalize on Alvarez’s apparent surge late in the campaign.

    Filner’s election in 2012 was the first win by a Democrat since 1988, “and his victory was attributed in large part to get-out-the-vote efforts by labor,” said Tom Shepard, a former Filner strategist who also helped elect three previous Republican mayors. “But it’s difficult to assess their impact since it was a presidential election and, obviously, that benefited labor. They have clearly applied their efforts here.… The question is whether they can win without a presidential election?”

    Democrats had big, late hopes of shaping the San Diego electorate just enough to make good on Alvarez’s late surge in momentum and automated polling in the district. A large chunk of the $5 million-plus that went into Alvarez’s campaign and outside efforts was focused on turnout. Barrera said his group alone had more than 800 people walking precincts the weekend before the election, focusing on the Democratic-leaning but lower-turnout neighborhoods south of Interstate 8. Adding in other outside groups and the Alvarez campaign itself, well over 1,000 Democratic field workers were combing the city for votes before Election Day, according to Barrera.

    Already, Democrats are gearing up to make similar large-scale efforts for 2014’s regularly scheduled elections. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee recently laid out plans for a massive $60 million field operation spread over 10 key states, according to The New York Times. Not sharing the ballot with President Obama may help some moderate Democratic senators flaunt their independence, but they will still need help from some voters who don’t typically vote unless White House control is up for grabs. Last year, Terry McAuliffe’s successful campaign for governor in Virginia touted its use of data and analytics to boost both persuasion and turnout efforts among key groups.

    In San Diego, labor will get more cracks at winning the turnout battle in 2014. There are several local ballot measures, including an effort to boost the minimum wage, that will draw heavy attention over the next few months, and Democrats’ mayoral bogeyman of 2012, Republican Carl DeMaio, is running for Congress against freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.

    But for now, the mayor’s race is a reminder of how turnout can work against Democrats when a president isn’t on the ballot.

    Instead of building the party in 2008 to add to the FDR and Kennedy and Clinton coalition, party “leaders” conspired to gift the nomination to Obama and now don’t have a party but they do have a cult.

  54. Leanora

    February 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I sure hope that electric rates don’t go up like that article you posted says. My bill this month for electric heat in a one bedroom apartment is $153. If rates rise 80% it would cost $275 month in the winter–more than 1/2 my rent! This is craziness… How would the public high school where I teach afford the near doubling of their monthly electric utility bill?

  55. De Blasio’s buddy sprung from jail after mayor calls NYPD

    A politically connected Brooklyn pastor was arrested for a pair of open warrants ­ but was spared a night in jail after Mayor de Blasio called an NYPD boss to inquire about his close pal .

    Hours later, Bishop Orlando Findlayter was yukking it up with Hizzoner at the head table at a Bed-Stuy breakfast Tuesday with guest speaker Rev. Al Sharpton and 200 other pastors.

    Findlayter ­ the head of Brooklyn’s New Hope Christian Church who was instrumental in delivering the black vote to de Blasio ­ was pulled over at 11:21 p.m. Monday in East Flatbush for making a left turn without signaling, police said.

    Cops ran his license plate and discovered two outstanding warrants, issued Jan. 16, for failure to appear in court for prior arrests at protests. He was hit with the traffic violation and charged with driving without a license.

    Findlayter was looking at a night behind bars because the arrests came too late for him to be arraigned.

    So his clergy pals reached out to the mayor and the NYPD.


  56. AmericanGal
    February 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm
    February 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I sure hope that electric rates don’t go up like that article you posted says.

    I hope not too. People are already struggling. If that article is correct a lot of people won’t be able to pay their bills.

  57. I hope the mayoral race in San Diego takes the progressives down a peg or two. In spite of the mess their president has made of things, they seem increasingly confident that the country embraces him – and them. In fact they’ have gotten even more cocky and insufferable than they were in 2008 – if that’s possible. Based on results of a recent Gallup Poll, the kooks believe that they own the party, and that “Democrats aren’t even slightly hurt by becoming more liberal.”


    The march by progressives in NC to demonstrate the state’s rejection of conservative policies, has further bolstered the confidence of the far left. They believe their march “may be the start of something huge”.


    Whether their confidence or their characteristic meanness and pettiness motivates them to continually slam Hillary Clinton, they seem to have stepped up their attacks. Krystal Ball with MSNBC has been especially obnoxious in her criticism of Hillary. The link below is only one of quite a number of articles and comments progressives have made publicly about her.


    Maybe after the Mayoral race, progressives will start to back off a bit and lose the attitude. They have underestimated how badly Obama’s policies have damaged the prog movement and the Dem Party.

  58. Ron’s baby boy, Wackadoodle, was all aghast at the Clenis last week. This week he is suing the president over the NSA surveillance program. Can’t wait till next week to see how he tops this.
    And here we are 2 years and 8 months out from the Pres. election.

  59. There is a huge difference between the Republican governors, who are running budget surpluses, and the RINOS in Congress who vote every time to increase the debt ceiling. The RINOS serve their contributors, not their constituents, and they have the same parasitic relationship with the American People as most of their counterparts on the opposite side of the aisle in Washington. The net worth of this nation is being sucked into the pockets of Washington insiders, right under the noses of the sheeple, who watch the process with blank stares, chew their cud and demand bread and circuses. My late friend, the Cuban banker, used to say that unmarried women tend to see government as their sugar daddy, and married women tend to see government in the opposite way. Polls tend to reflect that generalization.

  60. Like I said, I hosted a fundraiser for McConnell, and spent an evening with him, partly one on one. He is one of the coldest fish I have ever met in my life. Almost a cadaver. His entire game is about him, his lobbyists, his staffers and his lobbyists who are ex McConnell staffers. One way or another, I firmly believe he will be gone after November. He has a lot of money and McCain whom he told me he despised will be in Kentucky campaigning for him. That move will backfire.

  61. Mississippi Passes New Gun Laws – Prevents Government Confiscation of Firearms

    Joseph Stalin’s firearms confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state.

    Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns.

    This week the Mississippi House passed a trio of gun laws yesterday preventing the government from seizing firearms during a state emergency.


  62. Not that anyone really believed claims that Obama didn’t know about problems with Ocare before roll-out, but you have to wonder what he and Sebelius were discussing during her numerous visits to WH just before the failed health care plan was launched.

    From The Hill:


    February 13, 2014, 06:00 am
    “Before O-Care debacle, Sebelius made many trips to White House”

    By Kevin Bogardus and Jonathan Easley

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in frequent contact with President Obama and senior White House aides before the disastrous launch of the federal ObamaCare exchange last year.
    While Sebelius has said the president was not aware of HealthCare.gov’s problems, more than 750 pages of documents obtained by The Hill through a Freedom of Information Act request show she made scores of visits to the White House.

    The documents reveal that Sebelius met with or attended calls and events with Obama at least 18 times between Oct. 27, 2012, and Oct. 6, 2013, including at least seven instances in which the two were scheduled to discuss the new healthcare law, according to the secretary’s draft schedules. 
    She had breakfast or lunch with Pete Rouse, considered one of Obama’s closest advisers, at least three times. Moreover, Sebelius had scheduled calls or meetings with Valerie Jarrett, an Obama confidante, and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough.
    Sebelius also met with or had calls with Chris Jennings, then a White House senior healthcare adviser, at least seven times in the roughly yearlong period.
    The schedules suggest Sebelius was an active White House presence in the months leading up to the botched rollout, and raise new questions about why Obama wouldn’t have known about the problems that were exposed on Oct. 1.



  63. Has Larry King been spending a lot of time in Colorado?!
    from Newsmax:

    “Larry King: ‘I’ve Never Seen Bias’ on or off Air”

    Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 06:32 AM
    By Bill Hoffmann

    Talk-show legend Larry King says that, despite claims the news media have an agenda and slant their coverage, he has never seen bias in reporting in all his years on television and radio.

    “I worked at CNN for almost 26 years. I worked in Mutual Radio for 20 years. I’ve been in the business 57 years. I have never seen a bias off the air or on,” King told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

    “I’ve never seen anyone say, let’s go get this person today, let’s really ram it into him. I’ve never seen it. If a Democrat or Republican commits some horrendous story, the story will run, the networks will cover it.”

    “I have never seen anyone at CNN ever say, boy, here’s how we’re going to deal with this today to put this guy down and elevate this guy up. I’ve never seen it,” King said Wednesday.


    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/CNN-media-bias-Larry-King/2014/02/12/id/552494#ixzz2tD9XZYff

  64. David Drucker disagrees with us and thinks Rand Paul is being smart:


    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is hammering former President Bill Clinton hard for his past sexual indiscretions — and it isn’t by accident.

    GOP strategists suggest Paul’s attacks are part of a strategy to weaken Clinton, one of the few national figures capable of helping embattled Democrats in red states survive the 2014 midterms.

    The biggest beneficiary of the attacks on Clinton may be in Paul’s own home state, where his GOP colleague, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, faces a tough re-election challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state.

    Clinton, a Grimes fundraiser and old family friend, is scheduled to stump for her in Louisville on Feb. 25 — the 42nd president’s first campaign appearance of the 2014 cycle.

    Paul can be expected to play a key role for McConnell’s campaign during that visit, making the case to voters that Clinton — and Grimes, by association — are fatally flawed. A Tea Party favorite and popular in his state, Paul is perhaps McConnell’s most influential surrogate.

    Grimes has adopted the Democratic message that Republicans are engaged in a “war on women” as a central part of her strategy to win over female voters and oust McConnell. Paul’s spotlight on Clinton’s past sexual foibles could undermine that effort.

    Clinton was relatively popular here so we need someone to go and remind people just how terrible of a person he was,” said a Republican operative with Kentucky ties. “Paul has the sort of celebrity status to do that effectively, and I think people are glad he is.” [snip]

    GOP strategists see Paul’s attacks helping beyond Kentucky. Republicans need a net of six seats to take the Senate, and their path to the majority runs straight through a handful of conservative-leaning states that are currently held by Democrats.

    In states like Arkansas and Louisiana, where Democratic incumbents are running for re-election, President Obama is too toxic to provide any assistance, while Bill Clinton is viewed as an asset to woo soft partisans and swing voters.

    Paul has slammed Clinton repeatedly as a “sexual predator” for his 1998 affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, dredging up the former president’s past missteps.

    The controversy over Clinton first surfaced last September in a Vogue magazine interview with Paul and his wife Kelley. In the interview, Kelley Paul described Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky as “predatory” and “offensive to women.”

    During an interview in January on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Paul defended his wife’s remarks.

    “He [Clinton] took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office…There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior,” said Paul. “Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? I mean, really. And then they have the gall to stand up and say, ‘Republicans are having a war on women?'”

    Paul told the Washington Examiner on Thursday that there was no “grand strategy” behind his criticism of Bill Clinton.

    But the senator didn’t try to distance himself from the comment, signaling instead that he would continue raising Clinton’s past infidelity in the months ahead.

    “People keep asking me about Bill Clinton, so I just tell them my opinion,” Paul said.

    Paul also said Clinton was overestimating his ability to help Grimes in her race.

    I think he mistakes his popularity in Kentucky … I think Kentuckians don’t really relate to him — or his behavior, really,” said the senator.

    Paul is personally invested in McConnell’s re-election. He backed the incumbent while many of the Washington, D.C.-based conservative groups who championed Paul’s outsider campaign in 2010 have coalesced behind McConnell’s primary opponent, Matt Bevin.

    Paul though is also eyeing a presidential bid and Republicans familiar with his thinking acknowledge there is an element of 2016 maneuvering in his attacks on Clinton. Polls show Clinton’s wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as the Democrats’ clear frontrunner.

    The Republican base still despises the former president and his wife, and GOP operatives say it is shrewd of Paul to attack them. Doing so helps expand his profile as a national Republican leader and can boost his fundraising.

    But while most pundits see Paul’s attacks as 2016 posturing, many insist Paul’s strategy is primarily about gaining an edge for Republicans in the 2014 midterms, undercutting Clinton’s ability to help Democrats hold the Senate.

    Clinton’s personal history is an embarrassing counter to Democratic charges of a Republican “war on women.” Democrats are hoping to survive a tough midterm election for their party by pushing women away from the GOP, which has hemorrhaged support among female voters in recent elections.

    Republican strategists worried that female voters could abandon the party in the midterms are pleased to see Paul hitting back.

    What he’s doing could be really clever,” said a Republican operative.

    Republicans appear hypocritical when they focus on sex and that is where Rand Paul hurts the Republican brand. These attacks based on sex do not hurt Bill or Hillary Clinton. These attacks strenthen Bill and Hillary. Soft partisans and swing voters do not have the same reaction to the sex scandals that Republicans can’t let go of and this is where Republicans hurt themselves by not sticking to the issues.

    Rand Paul also risks weakening himself for 2016 if Grimes wins in Kentucky. Rand Paul also better prepare himself for questions about the fitness of other Republicans, like Vitter, for office who have had sexual issues.

  65. http://video.foxnews.com/v/3194237952001/the-american-left-and-capitalism/?intcmp=HPBucket#sp=show-clips

    Favorable reference to Hillary–moderate, will defeat left wing zealots

    The postponement of the employer mandate, coupled with this unconstitutional prohibition against lay offs due to Obama care, will make Obama the most reviled man in history, and all those fucking ninnies whose tiny minds attribute this fact to racism will be bitchslapped into silence. But that is small consolation for a traitor who says in effect après moi le deluge and laughs about it. The fates of Greek mythology will catch up with him, once it becomes clear the damage he has done to the lives of millions. No. This is not hyperbole. The trick in this, however, is to find ways to bring the elites into the same boat as the rest of us. That will require planning and ingenuity at the political level. The taxing power is the most obvious way to do that, and it is worth remembering that during the Roosevelt era the marginal tax rate at the top was 70%, which would look very good on Warren Buffett. For me, the bottom line is the elites cannot be permitted to get away with what they have done to this nation, and if that means wilderness years, or some other remedy befitting their crime, then I am on board. It used to be the case that the law provided the boundaries for political behavior, but any more it is all politics–and the law is not even seriously considered. And the fucking big media gives him a pass while he destroys the nation. An honest media could have prevented this. Now they are a hollowed out pathetic characture of their former selves.

  66. Apres Obama le deluge.

    At that point, he will be as valuable to the Democratic Party as Bush is to the Democratic Party.

    Meaning he will be a leper.

    Who then will they turn to?

    Bill Clinton will be the only former president left standing for democrats to rally round.

    I am sick of hearing about the Lewinsky business.

    But if I were a Republican strategist, then I would be doing what Paul is doing.

    It is a way to exploit the Achilles heel of their only remaining hero.

  67. I no longer question the judgment of the MSNBC audience.

    There is no judgment extant to be questioned.

    I no longer question their loyalty to this country.

    Treason and loyalty are mutually exclusive.

    The only thing I question about them any more is their sanity.

    This was very clear when I watched the comments of the NAACP chapter in North Carolina.

    When asked if the Tea Party was racist, they immediately said yes.

    When asked whether they could cite a single example which warranted such a far out conclusion, they could not.

    When asked whether Obama was doing a good job, they said yes, even though he has done nothing to benefit blacks

    Except for radical elitist blacks like Holder.

    It is as if a microchip had been inserted into their brains and they simply repeat the tripe they are fed.

    Which is why their sanity is, as I say, open to serious doubt.

  68. Primaries Matter

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | February 13th, 2014 at 04:30 AM | 53


    The House and Senate Republicans have handed Barack Obama a blank check to raise the national debt as much as he wants.

    Throughout last year, Republicans said conservatives should fight on the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution. They said they should filibuster the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution. They said they should shut down the government over the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution.

    After conservatives balked at their lies and the Democrats shut down the government, Republican leaders scrambled as fast as possible to throw conservatives under the bus and reopen the government. Still, they said, the debt ceiling fight was coming up and they’d hold the Democrats accountable.

    Just two weeks ago, Senator Mitch McConnell claimed the GOP would refuse a clean debt ceiling increase and demand cuts and reform.

    But this week the GOP caved across the board. They gave the President the right to raise the debt as much as he wants until March of 2015 — as much as he wants. Republicans have abdicated their own responsibility for restraining the size of the federal government.

    Primaries matter. Mitch McConnell was the deciding vote in the Senate to move forward. John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and House GOP leaders structured this deal in the House. Primaries matter. Until you defeat these guys, you will do nothing to change Washington.

    If they are going to give Barack Obama a blank check, we should cancel their paychecks at the ballot box.

  69. Obama plans bachelor Valentine’s Day golfing weekend in California

    President Obama is traveling to California on Friday to discuss the severe drought that is threatening farmers’ livelihood and meet with the king of Jordan.

    But he is also going to spend the weekend relaxing at Sunnylands, a desert estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

    The president will spend the evening of Valentine’s Day dining with King Abdullah II of Jordan followed by two days of golf, according to a senior administration official to the New York Times.

    The forecast in Rancho Mirage is calling for temperatures in the upper 80’s.

    The Times reports that Michelle Obama and his daughters “will be away on their own travels” over the weekend.


  70. Admin

    “Republicans appear hypocritical when they focus on sex and that is where Rand Paul hurts the Republican brand. These attacks based on sex do not hurt Bill or Hillary Clinton. These attacks strenthen Bill and Hillary. Soft partisans and swing voters do not have the same reaction to the sex scandals that Republicans can’t let go of and this is where Republicans hurt themselves by not sticking to the issues.

    Rand Paul also risks weakening himself for 2016 if Grimes wins in Kentucky. Rand Paul also better prepare himself for questions about the fitness of other Republicans, like Vitter, for office who have had sexual issues.”


    Spot On, Admin.

    I hope Grimes wins big time. Don’t know a thing about her, but I would love to see Paul, that self-righteous little tight-ass taught a lesson.
    I hope

  71. The president will spend the evening of Valentine’s Day dining with King Abdullah II

    Michelle Obama and his daughters “will be away on their own travels” over the weekend.

    Valentine’s day apart.
    This fake marriage is toast.

  72. But the bachelor’s retreat in Sunnylands will carry a cost for both men: They will miss Valentine’s Day with their wives. In Mr. Obama’s case, Michelle Obama seems to be giving him a pass.

    “I think we’re going to low-key it for Valentine’s Day,” Mrs. Obama told Ryan Seacrest last month. “We have been married for 21 years, and he never forgets a Valentine’s Day or a birthday.”


    So stinky never forgets Moo’s Birthday and Valentine’s Day, he just doesn’t want to be with her.

    Strange that the ‘couple’ doesn’t care to hide it…it’s over.

  73. Leanora
    February 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Obama plans bachelor Valentine’s Day golfing weekend in California

    President Obama is traveling to California on Friday to discuss the severe drought that is threatening farmers’ livelihood and meet with the king of Jordan.

    But he is also going to spend the weekend relaxing at Sunnylands, a desert estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

    The bloom is off the Rose. 🙂

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