Talk about going from worst president ever to first president ever to cry about the "downsides."
President Barack Obama wants you to know that he is not a golf addict.
He spends so much time unwinding on the links because security restrictions mean he can't go out for long walks or go to the carwash or the grocery store.....
"I just miss - I miss being anonymous," he said at the meeting in the White House. "I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can't take a walk."
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This guy is one of the most well traveled presidents we've had, and he feels restricted in his freedom to move?!?
They would've literally eaten W alive if he pulled a stunt like taking a trip to Brazil the day after we invaded Iraq, but Obama gets fluff pieces like this in order to humanize him in a way that they never afford Republicans.
What a disingenuous piece of work. Who runs for president with concern about losing their "anonymity?" Especially this guy.
By the way, I don't have a problem with journalism trying to humanize him, he is human after all...
....Maybe someone should hook Marvin up with Donald Trump.
Anyway, I know this all sounds REALLY insensitive, but remember the scorekeeping the media kept on how many times Bush decided he wanted to work at his ranch in Crawford, and they ruthlessly made him look like President Vacation?
More tee times, higher deficits, faster debt stacking, higher rates of administration turnover, more blaming, worse response to gulf coast crises, he's more like a citizen of the world, and now vacationing...does Obama have to outdo Bush in everything?
I don't want to be too discouraging about all of this, so I came up with one of those "remotivational" posters to help lift the president's spirits and put things in perspective...
I have to admit....That Marvin the Martian "toon" is definitely one of my weirdest yet. :-/Add a comment
If you've been waiting for the "progressive" answer to Paul Ryan the Congressional Progressive Caucus has a report, The People's Budget, that should wet your sickle (click the image to see the report it comes from). It's not going anywhere, but gazing upon it is still a recommended educational experience.
I like this plan, it reminds me of the saying if you dig a hole too deep you might end up in China. To me the kids that really go for it because they think it actually works are role models in perseverance. It's important to nurture that kind of drive, because they have to lose it at forty if they don't want to fall victim to the ghost of that cranial bandit Winston Churchill.
“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”
A more cynical person would call a serious effort made to dig to China ignorance, or if the person digging is an adult...insanity. To say either would be pretty
rude true. Or maybe this is just a case of seeing the impossible and asking why not? After all, Alice kind of did it when she went to Wonderland, a place that in my mind strikes an uncanny resemblance to China in that both are ruled by a Red Queen.
That said, what do normal people do when they find themselves spending more than they take in? I would love to tell you it's nothing a scanner and Photoshop can't fix, but doing hard time is not money, so I'll just have to level with you and say THEY SPEND LESS.
I know this point highlights the root of the irreconcilable differences in the philosophy behind Paul Ryan's budget and how progressives think tax dollars should be prioritized. Which, in a nut shell, is the battle between who gets to use your money, you or government. Regardless of the "winner" of that battle, the fact remains nothing other than cutting down spending can remedy the structural problem that causes debt.
Since that is the condition of the people, their budget should probably live in that reality. Therein lies the rub...
When it comes to economics the progressive mind functions like a solar powered calculator in an Alaskan December. Their budget makes a huge assumption that taxes can be raised in a vacuum, meaning people won't modify their behavior in ways that stymie economic activity to the point where the revenues projected from the tax increase never even materialize. Then we have to put up with New York Times articles detailing "unexpected" budget shortfalls that deepen the deficit rather than "fix it."
Raising taxes with a mentality that addressing spending is never on the table (The ONLY exception in this budget is, of course, gutting defense. Maybe progressives should actually
visit move to China and rethink that brilliant idea) does nothing to guarantee that we wont have this problem again. To do it in the difficult economic times we are in now is tantamount to a shovel ready job like digging 'til you reach...um...China.
By the way, China, I know President Hu Jintao is not really a queen in any sense of the word, because Obama bowed to him instead of giving him a iPod full of his speeches, can I show up on your search engines now?Add a comment
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So liberals are pretty peeved about the votes that were found in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race that kept the apparently conservative Justice David Prosser in his seat.
Obviously the election was stolen because the liberal candidate JoAnne Kloppenberg, had already declared victory, even though her 200 vote lead would have guaranteed a recount, to say nothing of the lagging absentee count...but she said!
This highlights two things that stuck out in my mind. One proof that an election is stolen from liberals lies basically in whether or not they lost.
They damn well know how elections get stolen...over the course of numerous recounts where a trickle of votes are "found" over the course of weeks and months. David Copperfield's got nothing on the magical powers of a liberal election clerk. Those witches and wizards are the only ones capable of turning Al Franken into
the honorable Senator Al Franken.
The time frame and coordination required to make this happen as quickly as it did just isn't possible, especially if you want to believe the record of incompetence that follows the Waukesha County Clerk to this discovery.
They tried this with Bush too, when he wasn't too dumb to fling his own poo he was masterminding the 9/11 attacks. They always want it both ways, and I suggest they take up bisexuality.
The second thing that jumps out is how naked their thirst for judicial activist power has been. Their protests and bongos and smelly fingered peace signs didn't stop Scott Walker.....weird. So they were counting on Kloppenburg to win one for the dippers.
They were COUNTING on her! Democrats don't count anything...have you seen the budgets they make? If this doesn't say something about their abject hatred of our system I don't know what does.
I don't live in Wisconsin, so I don't know how this is truly going to end, but these last few months of liberal thuggery and childishness have shown more than ever that they are "patriots" of something, it's just nothing that resembles anything American.
Which leads me to my modest proposal. I call it the Indian Casino solution.
Basically, we give liberals San Francisco, and they can do anything they want with it...ANYTHING.
Any conservatives that bumbled their way into the city in the first place have one week to leave, and then they are officially on foreign soil, and only true liberals are allowed in.
Any liberals who are so unhappy with America that they'd rather leave than fight for their point of view in an honest way are welcome to leave for citizenship to Mecca West.
Just know that if you want to come back into the United States you will now be required to present a passport to our armed border guards...and you'd better have a damn good reason for coming in to the country because the following won't be accepted:
That's a partial list. FYI, one reason for admission that will grant entry, no questions asked, is "seeks job as exhibit in zoo."Add a comment
I'm not going to lie...this story totally snuck up on me....
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser took a significant lead in his re-election bid Thursday when the clerk of a conservative-leaning county reported she failed to count the ballots from a wealthy suburb west of Milwaukee.
The 7,500 vote swing immediately generated charges of fraud and partisanship in a high-profile race that has become a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker after he championed a law curtailing the organizing rights of public employee unions. Wisconsin has since become the focal point of a national battle between Republican governors and labor groups.
The developments Thursday dealt a blow to the hopes of the Democrat-backed challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg, who was leading Mr. Prosser by 200 votes before the discrepancy Waukesha County was detected. Nearly 1.5 million ballots were cast in an election that set records for spending and nearly doubled expected turnout.
From the Wall Street Journal
Before this discrepancy was found Kloppenberg, who should know better, gave herself a victory lap...
“We owe Justice Prosser our gratitude for his more than 30 years of public service. Wisconsin voters have spoken and I am grateful for, and humbled by, their confidence and trust. I will be independent and impartial and I will decide cases based on the facts and the law. As I have traveled the State, people tell me they believe partisan politics do not belong in our Courts. I look forward to bringing new blood to the Supreme Court and focusing my energy on the important work Wisconsin residents elect Supreme Court justices to do.”
If the link suddenly...dies...you can catch a screenshot of their gloating at The Blaze
In light of these developments and my tardiness to them, let me be the last to say...
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Apparently the GOP has a bit of a 2012 Dukakis problem on its hands. Everyone is either boring or unattractive, or too in bed with the conservative elites. And therefore no matter how much they trounce Obama on the issues, or his lack of a record worth mentioning in a reelection campaign, their leg tingles will pull the lever for the president because his smile is nicer.
That's what the New York Times says anyway. It's nice that they're looking out for our side. That must mean Obama has all his ducks in a row to cruise to reelection.
Or it means for two years we've had a president who treats the office like it's his personal sabbatical from life. When the going gets tough his duff got going on vacation more than a terminal cancer patient.
The country and world have taken notice, so I don't know how much charisma you need to effectively make the case that we elected Clark Griswold in 2008.
Sure nobody is, indeed, excited about our starting line up so far. Maybe that's because they haven't done a whole bunch of anything excitable....like campaigning, or fundraising, or advertising, and nobody has changed their skin to look like a minority.
Now that the cat's kind of out of the bag I guess I should confess that's the GOP candidate I really want to vote for is the one who abandons their anglo-roots. More than positions on the issues I want to vote for the person that wont get me labeled racist if I don't vote for them.
Does this mean I could vote for Obama if the other other white meat is his challenger next year? That depends on how black the media wants to make him....in 2008 it was pretty black, like a black hole black, and not even light (or Obama's white half) can escape that kind of gravitational pull, only racism can....and I'm not racist so...
Wait...Did I just talk myself into rationalizing the GOP is doomed without a crack makeup artist and tons of shoe polish?
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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
I started thinking I could make this work with liberalism...
Obama always scores low on the links, especially the links between terror and radical Islam.
Bill Clinton isn't a better womanizer than a man who chooses to be liberal.
Harry Reid used to be a boxer, Barbara begged him not to take his wife's name.
Socialism could work if its beneficiaries would.
The effects of global warming are catostrophic for the ecosystems of the ice age.
Ring around the Rosie looks fun, until you realize O'Donnell is stuck in the hula hoop.
Biden didn't plagiarized, he bought another person's words with his presidential electability.
A "teachable moment" always fails because the person declaring it is the one in need of the lesson.
Atheists don't believe in God, and they do so faithfully.
If Biden's mouth moves faster than his brain, then a glacier would place second in a three-way race.
The bad economy forces people to take staycations from work, and President Obama needs a staycation for work.
Political mandates represent a conflict of interest for Barney Frank.
Global warming is caused by hot air, Al Gore is full of hot air, therefore Al Gore causes global warming.
Community organizing grants leadership experience necessary to help children cope with too many Legos.
Toiletries are accessories for bathrooms, not bathrooms for hippies.
Life begins at conception, liberalism begins at deception, Obama's crisis response begins at cocktail reception.
Jokes about Pelosi's botox are getting to be a bit older than she looks.
Sometimes the brightest ideas come when times are darkest. Alas, Obama is a half-white dimwit.
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Liberal websites are popping champaigne at the "demise" of Glenn Beck's daily Fox News show. Their gloating is puzzling because even though his audience numbers were in decline he was still whooping all of the competition, easily...and he didn't even have a prime time slot.
If competition in cable news were little league the mercy rule would be issued half way through the national anthem being sung before the start of the game.
I know this is a crappy analogy because it's pretty clear Fox News's "baseball teams" shouldn't really be mixing with the CNN/MSNBC Bad News Bears of tee ball...but here we are, trying to provide some perspective to the gloat parade over at sites like Think Progress and Media Matters.
Am I trying to say that Beck's methods were orthodox, HA! It's actually why I liked him. That and his recognition that the true root of the nation's troubles aren't political, but spiritual, are why he's got me hooked. That's a fresh, honest perspective you don't get much anywhere else. He'll continue to bring it too, just not at Fox.
But now that he has a shrunken media footprint, I think a lot of people will go on a much-deserved Beck Vacation, and maybe never return.... he's a greatly diminished national presence for those who aren't "Insider Extreme" members at glennbeck.com. Which is a blessed, blessed thing.
Three times as many people listen to him on the radio than Fox News AND he's got more going on the side than a flee circus using one of Michael Moore's rolls as a tent. This highlights the derraingement liberals suffer with Fox News, as if they "made" the man.
That seems to be a nasty habit of liberals, they attack personality rather than the merits of argument. That's why everyone they hate gets the boogeyman treatment. You know who's afraid of boogeymen....children.
Know who else is? That was about it. Basically, liberals talk to us like we're children.
You know who talks to adults like children....children. Know who else does? That's right, nobody.
Liberals are just a bunch of big diaperless babies, and this announcement about Beck is nothing more than dangling keys in their face so they have a reason to wet their bibs about a man, who on his worst day, makes all of his liberal competition look like a bunch of Waynes World wannabes.Add a comment