If I´m following this correctly, according to one spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band, at Monday´s Inauguration Beyoncé lip-synced to the national anthem but the band accompanied her live. However, according to a second spokesperson, it was the band who were pretending to play to a tape while Beyoncé sang along live. So one or the other of them was faking it. Or maybe both were. Or neither. I´d ask Chuck Schumer, the master of ceremonies, who was standing right behind her, but he spent the entire performance staring at her butt. If it was her butt, that is.
A funny article. With Obama, you don´t know where reality begins or where it ends. It´s all part of the narrative - part fact, part fiction...a mass of confection.
The scary thing is when they combine a lot of fiction with a little bit of fact and then try to pass the whole thing off as fact. This is where the danger truly lies. It´s government by mass deception.
"Obama is peerless at making a song and dance about tunes nobody´s whistling..."
Obama is all about misdirection. He plays to the emotions of the lowest common denominator while illegally carrying out the wishes of his puppet master, ValJar. If we had a competent congress and an unbiased supreme court, this kenyan would have been sent packing in 2009.
Was that the weiner woman who was passing all the notes to hillary? She struggled with the blue shawl. I thought dhe was going to make a burkha out of it. If it was Huma she forgot to stop by the makeup room for a dusting of white powder -- she looked darker than other tv shots.
"No clothes!" says Steyn in so many words. Why, no one in this administration even wears real underwear! Yet, so many Americans exalt their magnificent adornments.
Steyn has surpassed even vintage Coulter as the rhetorical avenger. His mockery is brilliant - just what we need to pull an Alinsky-style coup - ´Ridicule is man´s most potent weapon´. If only we could translate his multi-syllabic structure to something that could be understood by the Lofos.
"A couple of days later, it fell to the 45th president-in-waiting to encapsulate the ethos of the age in one deft sound bite: What difference does it make?"..."Four Americans are dead, but not a single person involved in the attack and the murders has been held to account. Hey, what difference does it make?"
Enough to make you "give up and die," right?
But then the good news starts to trickle in.
1) A sportsman show in PA had to be cancelled when gun-owners, the NRA and exhibitors boycotted it in protest against restrictions imposed on any mention of the AR-15. 2) A court ruling declared Obama´s ´recess´ appointments to the NLRB and elsewhere to be "unconstitutional." 3) Bill Maher, believe it or not, states that "there are a lot of dirtbags in this country." [H/T to RCP] http://tinyurl.com/a5ubk3s 4) The 40th annual March for Life is taking place. And the good Dr. Krauthammer predicts that it will still be taking place 40 years from now. [Please, dear God, make it so.] 5) There´s at least one muskrat in southern Maryland who is a little less grumpy.
Mockery, ridicule, brutal humorous sarcasm ! That´s the next step for all of us bright citizens, and Mark Steyn can lead the way! Mark proves in his writings that whenever it all becomes absurd, ridicule is the best medicine and with mockery and ridicule, the whole problem becomes bloodless. Obama and Feinstein want gun fighting in the streets. They are violent prone, violent instigating idiots. Steyn, Lucianne, PJ O´Rourke (where are you PJ come out of the closet ! please) can laugh them out of their fake seriousness and all their media tuned lies. Diane Sawyer is equally responsible, all of the Diane Sawyers, that is, for her acting skills in the news every night, her mock seriousness, her cowardice to never speak out, never say anyting that would offend the overlobbyed Beltway millionaires. Maybe Diane needs a new 24/7 director. This communist stuff is getting really boring. Mark Steyn is a refreshing model for obeserving the frightening stupidity of these so-called leaders, and for commenting on their ridiculous ways with ridicule, sarcasm, mockery, little jokes, big jokes> Anything to show them as comedy versions of Hitler and Stalin (who took away all the guns). Is that enough rant?
And so a congressional hearing – one of the famous "checks and balances" of the American system – is reduced to just another piece of Beltway theater. "The form was still the same, but the animating health and vigor were fled," as Gibbon wrote in "The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire."
It is too hard to be optimistic when the parallels are this clear.
´so Obama will always be cooler than a bunch of squaresville yawneroos boring on about jobs and debt and entitlement reform.´
The above quote comprises the best summary of the 2012 election by the best pundit in the business.
The question is: If we had a ´cool´ messenger delivering the exact same message that was delivered by the ´square´ with which we were stuck as our GOP candidate, might we have won? If no, then we have truly lost the country.
Hysteria: The Environmental Protection Agency chief says global warming is the most urgent threat to public health. Given that the whole climate change frightfest has fallen apart, how do people keep saying such things? EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says she has dedicated her life to protecting the environment. It´s too bad she is not more dedicated to reality. If she were, her comments Monday before the left-wing Center for American Progress would have been different. But McCarthy knew who she was speaking to and told the group what it wanted to hear when she said, "I really see no greater issue and
´We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that´s a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons."— Barack Obama, Aug. 20, 2012 "First of all, if you´ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you."—Barack Obama, multiple versions What would you rather be: an American lost inside an ObamaCare exchange or a Syrian rebel?
Contrary to what you might have heard, there really was a world communist conspiracy.Its purpose was not just agitation but propaganda. To bring it about, V.I. Lenin recruited a special corps of propagandists for what was to become the Communist International. For a fanatic like Lenin, it wasn´t enough merely to have a communist revolution in Russia. He wanted communism to take over the world, the fulfillment of Marx´s exhortation "Workers of the world, unite!" according to Stephane Courtois and Jean-Louis Panne, authors of "The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression," published in 1999. Lenin also feared that unless other countries
For all of their mutual public admiration, Presidents Clinton and Obama react differently to political trouble. Bill moved to the middle, while Barack always moves left. So it´s no surprise that Mr. Obama is responding to his ObamaCare rollout slump by doing his best Elizabeth Warren imitation. Mr. Obama returned to his favorite theme of rising income inequality on Wednesday, which he called "the defining challenge of our time." He ought to know since few Presidents have done more to increase inequality than he has. Median household income has fallen since the economic recovery began, while the rich who own capital
Immigration: Strong signs point to House Speaker John Boehner leading an amnesty cave-in that delivers millions of new Democratic votes. Republicans should man up and put border security front and center. The two words "Becky Tallent" resonate with conservatives in Congress the way "Howard Baker" did when Ronald Reagan welcomed the liberal Republican senator as chief of staff during Iran-Contra, bringing most of the Reagan agenda to a screeching halt; or the way the words "Susan Kennedy" did a decade ago when newly elected California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger crushed his supporters by hiring the hard-line Democratic operative as chief of staff. Speaker
In a wide-ranging economic stump speech Wednesday, President Obama focused laser-like on the growing gap between America´s rich and poor, despite polling that shows hardly anyone believes it´s the most pressing issue facing the U.S. The issue-pivot was an effort to help him move away from the drumbeat of criticism of his policies on health insurance reform and Iran´s nuclear program, one White House insider said on background. ´Rising inequality and declining mobility is bad for our democracy,´ he said during an event hosted by the far-left Center for American Progress. ´People get the bad taste that the system is rigged.´ ´I believe
With all of Bubba´s women, it turns out he had a thing for Mary Jane too. Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that despite his denials in 1992, he was always honest about his past marijuana use. ´I never denied that I used marijuana,´ Clinton told Jorge Ramos on Fusion TV. ´I told the truth.´ But during a campaign event before his first presidential election, then-Arkansas Gov. Clinton said he was no pothead. ´When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn´t like it,´ Clinton said then. ´I didn´t inhale, and I didn´t try it again.´ Clinton dissembled whtn
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon