Having failed at history when pronouncing that FDR eased Great Depression fears by going on television...which was a huge gaffe because he forgot to mention the FACT that he borrowed Doc Brown's flux capacitor from Marty in 1955...because he didn't die in 1945, he went back to the future.
In 1955 he stole a TV, went back to the 30's, installed a ramp on it and then proceeded to wheel himself up and give speeches easing people's economic fears ON TELEVISION....but I digress...
So Biden failed at history, no matter how plausible the scenario I present to help him out might be. So now he goes where no professional comedian dares to go...rape jokes.
The vice president, known for speaking his mind and at times putting his foot in his mouth, said that Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists...
It's amazing how these Republicans, the right wing of this party – whose philosophy threw us into this God-awful hole we're in, gave us the tremendous deficit we've inherited – that they're now using, now attempting to use, the very economic condition they have created to blame the victim – whether it's organized labor or ordinary middle-class working men and women. It's bizarre. It's bizarre."
See more at The Hill
Wait, he wasn't joking? Um.......ok?
First of all, if Biden truly "spoke his mind" as much as the media would like us to think he does, he would actually be a mute.
Second, conservatives philosophical view of tax cuts for anyone, including the rich, thus "forcing" the government to run deficits (in their view, not mine) is now tantamount to encouraging rape?
Laslty, if we want to humor Biden and follow this logic...who's doing the one doing raping here? If the unions and taxpayers are the victims, and the GOP is excusing it, neither can be the perp.
The only logical conclusion would be the ones in this equation not mentioned by Biden, the Democrats.
In light of this revelation I'm finding myself willing, for the first time ever, to compromise with a liberal by agreeing with Biden that the Democratic Party rapes taxpayers assets off. Also, the GOP should stop blaming them for voting liberal and come up with better pickup lines so they don't get seduced by the "hope" President Roofie drops into their drink.
In the end this is really just another example of media bias, because Biden can't actually "put his foot in his mouth" unless he says something ridiculously stupid.Add a comment
Ross Douthat, the conservative guy at the New York Times has a column about how the Libya airstrikes is textbook liberal warfare (here), chocked full of advantages and disadvantages.
It was really informative because I always thought liberals fought wars with armies of lawyers and liberal judges. It turns out they also like to wait until the U.N. signs their permission slip to lob tomahawk missiles from behind the skirts of the French (AKA in France as applying for citizenship).
Nobody disputes that Gadaffi is a bad bad guy, and what he's doing is as Obama put it, unacceptable. However, people are uneasy about this because it seems less like an effort to oust Gadaffi and more like Obama is just trying to answer the age old question of what a dog would do if it finally caught the car it was chasing.
That's Obama vs. Gadaffi in a nutshell. Unlike Iraq and Afghanistan (conflicts that were actually relevant to American interests), the mission objectives were clear as mud. People understand even less why our military is getting involved in Libya, or what the goal line even looks like.
What's worse is Obama is treating this like it was the fight over ObamaCare all over again. He seemingly had moments to make a decision, and he took his time to the tune of days and weeks on this.
If he wants to flex American muscle when time is truly of the essence he should pretend that he's choosing ice cream flavors that have just been removed from the freezer and wont go back in until he picks one...
Like the fate of the free world depends on it. Then again I'm just playing armchair general. Unlike the previous two years I'm sure Obama knows exactly what he's doing here.Add a comment
I think this has been around for a while, but it was just sent to me from a family member via email...----------
The Dept of Defense briefed the President Obama this morning.
They informed him that 2 Brazilians were just killed in Afghanistan.
To everyone's surprise, he collapsed onto his desk, head in his hands, visibly shaken, almost in tears.
Finally, he composed himself just long enough to ask,
This is not surprising, since he obviously has no understanding of billion or trillion either.Add a comment
Political humor is really hard when your audience is mixed, this guy Ross Bennett (check out his YouTube channel here) brilliantly went there without actually "going there."
h/t iOwnTheWorldAdd a comment
It's probably a bad sign when you're starting to be called "President Present" and it doesn't mean that your being president is a present to the country...
Obama advisers are spinning their excuses for the president's absence (he needs to stay above the fray, he believes in international agreement). Conservatives, for their part, are beginning to argue the "incompetence" line. A combination of all is probably at work, along with an even greater impulse: political safety. Mr. Obama got a taste of falling approval ratings last year. The White House has worked hard to get those numbers back up and wants to keep them there until Mr. Obama has a GOP opponent and can go into campaign mode—where he's at his best.
See more at The Wall Street Journal
Why does this guy even want to be president?
Other than a record of indecision what can he possibly run on? ObamaCare? The "stimulus?" The only concrete decisions he has made to date came when he had congressional majorities that were lost because of those decisions.
How about that for change?
So now the strategy is to do NOTHING until it's campaign time? Why? So he can tell voters to vote for him over the other guy if they want more of:
Hmm...now that I've listed it out, you really do get a lot more than it seems. At first I thought Obama was like a bag of potato chips, with more air than chips. Now I see that he's more like a Taco Bell burrito, it doesn't look like you're getting much until they wrap it up and you bite in to it and get a surprise overloaded mouthful of bottom-scraped refried beans.
That's the Obama Administration in a tortilla shell...
I hope his campaign staff has a dictionary on hand when his GOP opponent mentions words like deficit, and terrorism, and leadership.
That's REALLY important, because when the campaigns sit down to hammer out the terms of the debates I really don't think the theme of any of them will involve NCAA brackets.Add a comment
St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to tell some liberal limericks!
The lefties think that they're progressive
A name change thats really obessive
Liberalism ain't right
Socialism shines a light
That the devil would find more impressive
Joe Biden has said "see you later"
To anything resembling good behavior
It's a big effing deal
That he outsmarts a wheel
But he's not smarter than a 5th grader
Pelosi used to be the House Speaker
With eyes that bug out like tweeker
Her sense of disgrace
Is as loose as her face
When her botox is watered down weaker
Anthony Weiner's a name one should pity
But he's perfect to rep New York City
He's speaks so wrongly so loudly
And he does so quite proudly
'Cuz his namesake is so itty bitty
Chuck Schumer is a big freakin' dork
No wonder he hails from New York
He's full of lib thoughts
'Cuz his parents never got
His brain delivered from the stork
Nevadans can gamble and be merry
But their Dem senator is pretty scary
He's kind of Clint Eastwood
In one sense 'cuz he should
Actually be called "Turdy Harry"
The U.S. runs trillions in deficit
Then Dems wanna know "where's the rest of it?"
They don't get that we're broke
'Cuz they're morons and jokes
Thinking money's like milk from a mother's tit
MSNBC is like a sad person single
The public just doesn't wanna mingle
There's much better choices
Than watching men act like boys with
The president causing them tingles
So I focused on the rest of the gang this time.Add a comment
Dont worry, even though it's non-alcoholic it'll still mess you up.Add a comment
Apparently this is really him...
Can I get a little reverb....REEEEEEEEMIX!!!!
These videos are not at all new, but I thought today was the perfect day to post here. Happy St. Patricks Day Mr. Vice President.Add a comment
Inspired by World events test 'No Drama Obama' at Politico
10. His closest advisor goes by the code name Obonga.
9. You would feel no drama too if YOUR logo practically reinvented the wheel.
8. Since last spring when his staff stresses out he tells them to take an "oil spill pill."
7. He made Hillary Secretary of State because he wanted to fundamentally transform that job into something more...secretarial.
6. Obonga has him confusing Japan's nuclear troubles with Michelle's atomic wedgies.
5. While he tours Rio de Janeiro only meltdown he's going to worry about down there is his ice cream.
4. Sorry Japan, his date to March Madness is a little thing called the NCAA.
3. When throwing the first pitch at baseball games Obonga makes home plate seem a lot closer than it really is.
2. He is totally cool with the idea of Cameron Diaz playing him in the movie adaptation of "There's Something About Barry."
1. Leadership? Pshh! Golf balls are the only thing he's interested in taking a whack at.Add a comment
Most commentators refrain from voicing endorsements for political office. It's generally a prudent thing to do. They don't want to alienate their audience, and if they're wrong it can hurt their credibility. Especially if they do it when there isn't even a campaign yet.
I have a personal favorite choice, but you will only know my take on the field as objectively as I can possibly put it.
I can give you a hint as to who my favorite suddenly isn't...well...I won't give you the hint. I'm going to let the ultimate liberal trophy wife, Meghan McCain, give it in her own words...
"My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney," she said. "I like that he's not so radical. I like that he has really, really played his cards right, almost perfectly since the last election."
More at The Marietta Daily Journal
I know....it's hard to believe that such an eloquently stated endorsement makes me want to vomit with glee like a bulimic with food poisoning.
Romney must be, like, SOOOOO thrilled! We haven't even had one single solitary debate yet and she thinks Mitt has "really (comma) really played his cards right?"
Based on what? A few Fox News appearances?
I HIGHLY recommend reading the article, linked above. There are many more gems from the McCain mine where that came from. Here is my favorite...
"We're going against the Obama machine, which even if it's a little less bright and shiny than it once was it's still the Obama machine," she said. "And we need something intense to really showcase exactly what his administration is doing wrong. And not get caught up in the fray."
..........................I'm lost, when she says we need something "intense" to challenge Obama's "bright and shiny" machine, what does she have in mind? Neon lip gloss?
And what's the nonsense about avoiding "the fray?" The object of politics is to win "the fray." Did daddy get into Meghan's notes again.
I've heard the gravitational pull of black holes in space are powerful enough to stop even light in its tracks. If thats true then we need to dispatch Megs to Japan, and stat!
If you can't tell how much I despise this girl check out my post from September 2010 detailing why
I think she is the most annoying Republican of all.
The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets. Pharmacists across California report being flooded with requests.
State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn't necessary, but then the United States surgeon general supported the idea as a worthy "precaution."
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is in the Bay Area touring a peninsula hospital. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo asked her about the run on tablets and Dr. Benjamin said although she wasn't aware of people stocking up, she did not think that would be an overreaction. She said it was right to be prepared.
More at NBC Bay Area
The article then goes on to reaffirm California officials saying the tablets are only needed for people who live in close proximity, like 10 miles, to a nuclear event.
Great, this leaves one final question: WTF do we have a Surgeon General for? What do they do? As far as I can tell they're like European Monarchs, everyone wets their pants with excitement over a title and general pronouncements about health even Charlie Sheen would know.
Don't smoke, eat healthy, exercise, remember to breathe, Michelle is exempt from the rules, and everybody poops...will the Senate confirm me NOW!
Can the Surgeon General barge into hospital and start calling all the other doctors "soldier" and interns "privates?"
Is she even a doctor?!? Why would the Surgeon General tell Californians to buy iodine tablets when other experts say it's absolutely not necessary? Does she know something we don't?
Or maybe she has an atomic wedgie that she's about to pick out?
Sorry NOW I'm being ridiculous, and a little harsh. Clearly, Surgeon Generals are meant to perform the prime directive of anyone who wants to be an agent of the federal government...fecklessly giving bad advice to the public.Add a comment
I know it pisses off liberals to ask them if they are patriotic...but....
Check out more videos like this one at Battlefield315's YouTube Channel here.
I know Michelle Bachmann has her fans, but are even they taking the talk of her running for president seriously?
Don't get me wrong, I've personally liked her since the first time I saw her give an interview at the 2008 RNC. I never thought she would experience the populist rise that she has had since then, but good for her for it.
While entertaining and funny this doesn't suggest she's serious...
Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not afraid to continue to beat the birth certificate drum as a criticism of President Obama. Appearing on the radio show of conservative host Jeff Katz, Bachmann didn’t bring up the birther issue, but when prompted by Katz with it, happily declared how she would be different than Obama.
Katz was amazed that his sons had to provide more documentation to play little league baseball than what he alleged Obama ever had to provide. Bachmann assured Katz how there won’t be any lingering questions with her:
“I’ll tell you one thing, if I was ever to run for President of the United States, I think the first thing I would do in the first debate is offer my birth certificate, so we can get that off the table.”
More at Mediaite
hmmm.....................with that voice of hers I thought she was Canadian.
She can't win talking like that. I don't want to poop on the Birther's party, but there are a lot of other things that bother me about Obama's presidency. I think we would all be better served fighting his policies rather than playing Sisyphus at trying to prove his place of birth.
That said, her point is well taken. Libs went crazy when George W. Bush refused to admit to using cocaine. They said his refusal to talk about it confirmed he did it.
Its pretty flawless logic, I now understand why Obama wont show his birth certificate...It has drugs inside it.
Or had drugs, I don't think it literally exists anymore....
Just a "theory"...Add a comment
And solidarity seems especially strong in Japan itself. Perhaps even more impressive than Japan’s technological power is its social strength, with supermarkets cutting prices and vending machine owners giving out free drinks as people work together to survive. Most noticeably of all, there has been no looting, and I’m not the only one curious about this.
More at The Telegraph
I'm not that curious. I've never been to Japan, I don't know anything about it beyond they make my Playstation 3 work, and looking at it go you'd think a nuclear reactor powers it, so I have high hopes that they'll fix their power plant reactors because they've got enough experience with that stuff.
I also have high hopes because I live on the west coast, and I don't want any of the fallout coming here, but I digress...
I'm not curious because I do know that culture is full of VERY hard workers. People who work hard for what they own have pride in it, and respect for what's not theirs. More than this they have pride in themselves....A LOT of pride...sometimes it's a little too much pride.
In other words, I'm willing to bet Japanese culture doesn't suffer welfare queens gladly.
Also, they read from right to left...so maybe WE really are the backwards culture
I don't know, I could be wrong. Whatever the case may be people all over the world, especially in places like Greece, should take note of what dignitiy looks like.
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I didn't say it, Bob did...
Get more rants like this one at Drinking With Bob
It's amazing how obvious it is that we need to become energy independent. We are choosing to be slaves to some of the worst psychopaths in the world because we refuse to create our own energy.
If there was ever a chance of reviving nuclear power as a form of energy in this country the earthquake in Japan shot that to hell. Meanwhile, the middle east is about to go nuclear and we have a president with his thumb up his plugged hole because he's too afraid that he will blow another one into the ocean a la BP.
Not to say that we should be risky, but one accident shouldn't amount to economic and geo-political suicide for what is supposed to be the most powerful country in the world. If nothing else Obama should support drilling so he doesn't put his ability to have enough fuel for his Air Force 1 trips to the grocery store at risk.
And God forbid his wife conserve fuel for us all by roughing it in first class when she goes on vacation.Add a comment
Ok libs you win! Everything would be better if the rich finally paid what they really owe us. I don't know what that means, but it sounds really nice, and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy like when I wet myself hearing the sound of tearing paper when Pelosi blinks.
That said, I'm totally sold on pilfering the richest among us, in fact, I'm going ALL IN. Tax those rich bastards at 100%. Just confiscate their assets..after all like Michael Moore said its not theirs anyway.
Mary Katherine Ham where am I wrong?
Oh....I see now....a 100% tax isn't high enough. Ok, fine, lets cover ALL of our bases and make it 1000%
Anyone have a smart ass video for that idea?Add a comment