Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii. Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee,
Comments: Emily, employed by leftist Slate, sears The Won with her acid prose..."a bizarre twirl around his own personal Kodak carousel".
He deserves that and more. A stunningly tone deaf performance. In his mind he is The Only.
I only read it once before I posted, but I don´t believe Emily caught the bit about his watching the Watergate hearings the summer he was 11 years old. (And he has told us many times that that bus odyssey with Grandma et al was when he was 11. That would have been 1972.
The Watergate hearings were first televised on May 17, 1973.
ME, it´s all about ME. you, it was supposed to be all about you. But it is ME. In the end it is all about ME.
A gigantic raspberry to the 53% of the voters in this last election, and a giant Fickle Finger of Fate to all Blue State idiots, for foisting upon our nation four more years of the worst president in our history. Nixon looks positively trustworthy, and Carter and eminent statesman next to this imbecilic narcissist.
Good job Emily, wow. This was shocking. A courageous man who would have given his own life for his comrades reduced to an anecdote on the Obama family vacation. It´s sickening, but the sad part is it´s not unexpected anymore.
If Democrats are bothered by candidates lacking in personal integrity, why do they keep electing and glorifying them? and why do they keep demonizing just those opponents who are strongest in character?
They are only bothered when it shows too much, as that makes fooling the people harder.
It´s good to know that some of the blind can be made to see again, but many of us had president dillweed nailed four years ago. The speech in Berlin, the Greek columns, the over-the-top party in Chicago. It´s nothing but nauseating memories now. This clown should have never seen the inside of the White House. He embarrasses us continually before the entire world.
So people come away from Senator Inouye´s funeral not remembering the man for whom the service was held, but remembering the narcissistic, corrosive ramblings of the insecure and disturbed man who stood up to "honor" him. That is sad.
Obama is more suited to be an emperor in Ancient Rome. In fact, I am not sure but he may be the reincarnation of Nero. One thing is certain, he shames this country by his very presence. He is the antithesis of any of our founding fathers and is unworthy of the office he holds.
Is there any doubt why man connects so well with the selfish, antipathetic, and parsimonious populace that elected him? His self-involved ramblings are to them, like looking in a mirror of their own souls.
#31 may be right on the birthday, but #27 is right to question that an 11 year old was glued to the TV watching Watergate hearings. Of course, there wasn´t much else on TV at the time, no MTV w hip-hop or rap, so maybe he happen to see some of it.
It is so hard to keep up with the facts because such effort is made to obscure the facts in his case. I thought he didn´t get back to Hawaii from Indonesia until he was 12, but maybe someone was rounding the numbers.
What else do you expect? He has been talking like this since day one. This is how he reaches his non-intelligent voters. He knows how to talk to them, how to twitter them, how go give them phones so they can listen to him. Hitler had nothing on him. I think he must be following Hitler´s lead. I wonder how many books he has read on Hitler.
Why are we surprised? Just another day in the life of The Bamster.
Definition of narcissistic personality disorder..."The narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they´re superior to others and have little regard for other people´s feelings. But behind this mask of ulra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticisms."
I agree with posters who are not impressed with the tone of any liberal who writes to criticize Obama. They looooove him and just need a little copy. They would vote for him if he personally burned down the white house and killed their own mother.
The entire substance of the eulogy was based on a lie. He did NOT see the Watergate hearings on his vacation per his own words (well, Bill Ayers´ own words) in Dreams becaue of the year of his vacation. It was impossible for that to happen and it did not happen. He lied, yet again and it is ridiculously easy to prove he lied. It is amazing that it does not and will not ever matter to his worshipers, who now own the vote until the USA is no more. Ad hominems to all, and to all (especially the United States) a good night.
Well #44, he´s a textbook case - prickly, dismissive of others, consumed with his own, ahem, fascinating self, and grandiose in his self-image and yet prickly, thin skinned, etc. etc. My, who are the idiota who voted for this creature. But for his skin color, he´d be some functionary at a union or semi-no-show public job.
No surprise to those who´ve been paying attention. When the Won speaks, his nose is always in the air - like Benito Mullsolini and other dictators. The narcissism of the American dictator was so blatant this time that even Slate couldn´t ignore it.
The article does not do the horrendous eulogy justice. I found the actual text and had to double check to make sure that it wasn´t from The Onion. A sample - reads like a 5 year old wrote it. "So we flew over the ocean, and with my mother and my grandmother and my sister, who at the time was two, we traveled around the country. It was a big trip. We went to Seattle, and we went to Disneyland — which was most important. We traveled to Kansas where my grandmother´s family was from, and went to Chicago, and went to Yellowstone. And we took Greyhound buses most of the time, and we rented cars, and we would stay at local motels or Howard Johnson´s. And if there was a pool at one of these motels, even if it was just tiny, I would be very excited. And the ice machine was exciting — and the vending machine, I was really excited about that. "
It was so jaw dropping that one ( not the media ) has to wonder if Obama is back on the crack pipe. No Republican would ever get away with behaving like this . The polar opposite of Barry´s bizarre behavior was former Senator Bob Dole. 89 year old Dole is apparently pretty much confined to a wheelchair now. When he got to the Capitol Rotunda to pay his respects , Dole walked to Inouye´s casket with the help of his wife and another man. Dole said he didn´t want Danny to see him in a wheelchair . Then Dole gave a smart salute with his left arm .
Didn´t he say his mother was on the March to Selma, with MLK, JR and met BHO Sr there? Didn´t say that is grandfather liberated a concentration camp? Didn´t he give Queen Elizabeth an MP 3 of his speechifying? Didn´t he give the Partially blind PM Brown of england a colletion of vids in thewrong format for the UK? Also Obama does not have much competent staff either.
´Danny´ we hardly knew ye from your own funeral. But, we knew ye must have been someone important because we heard you influenced a little half black/half white boy, "who was born and raised in Hawaii", and he REALLY became someone important - even more important than you, Danny.
I can´t comment on anything the empty chair says. Every time he´s on the tv, I have to turn it off. Is it my imagination and dislike for this person that I feel he´s on a lot more times a day, week or year than any other president. Doesn´t he ever work?
Does Obama realize that the campaign is over? He seems to think it´s still on. Thus, everything has to be about him.
Perhaps victory has made the narcissist even more narcissistic. With such people, there´s no such thing as boundaries. Everything - including a solemn funeral - has to be imbued with sense of self. I, I, I...me, me, me.
Eugene Allen began his career at the White House in 1952 as a dishwasher. By the time he retired, 34 years later, he was a butler who had, literally, served eight administrations. In "Lee Daniels´ The Butler," hitting select theaters next Friday, a character named Cecil Gaines—starring Forest Whitaker and based on Mr. Allen—starts his job at the White House in 1957 and remains a butler through the Reagan administration.(Snip)"I liked the idea of his first day of work being in the middle of the Little Rock crisis," during which nine black students were barred from entering a segregated
On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the Department of Justice can bring former New York State Senate President Joseph Bruno before a jury a second time on corruption charges. After his earlier conviction for fraud was vacated, prosecutors will now be trying him for essentially the same facts but under a different theory.(Snip)He´s also probably wondering why his onetime political rival, disgraced ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer, has never had to face a jury even once. While Mr. Spitzer was New York Governor, reporters began to ask questions about his use of state aircraft,
I wrote recently about the peek CNN´s Jake Tapper took into that dark room wherein the Obama Administration and its allies in the MSM have consigned the Benghazigate Scandal, and CNN followed that up Tuesday with a one-hour special. The re-run of that special will be a "must watch" only for someone who has not been paying attention to Benghazigate for the last 11 months. (Snip)It was little more than the restating of Obama Administration Talking Points
A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a former military commander to life in prison and dozens of others including opposition members of parliament to long terms for plotting against the government, in a case that has exposed deep divisions in the country. Retired military chief of staff General Ilker Basbug was sentenced to life for his role in the "Ergenekon" conspiracy to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Announcing verdicts on the nearly 300 defendants in the case, the judges also sentenced three serving parliamentarians from the opposition Republican People´s Party (CHP)
Florida is the New Selma, and not for the first time. On a visit to Tallahassee Tuesday, Jesse Jackson "used the phrase ´Selma of our time´--a reference to civil rights marches in Alabama that helped prompt change in the 1960s," the Miami Herald reports. By way of explanation, the paper quotes an earlier, ungrammatical comment the septuagenarian would-be provocateur made last month on CNN, where he "talked about an economic boycott to ´isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole stand your ground laws.´ "
A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. (Snip)The files shed light on one of Snowden´s most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.
Dream Defenders Executive Director Philip Agnew has said he knew the group would have to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” during its now-13-day sit in at the Capitol. The college activists reached a new level of “uncomfortable” over the weekend – the group said Capitol police stopped food from coming into the building, leaving a group of about 50 protesters with little more than snack items and a few cups of water. Reports from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement indicate that´s not accurate.(Snip)phone calls to FDLE in support of the protest shut down the center’s ability
The Department of Justice civil rights unit sent to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to mediate the anti-George Zimmerman protests has a history of putting racial advocacy ahead of its mandated duties, according to a former head of the unit. “At CRS headquarters, we (meaning I) regularly had to warn or take corrective action against career employees for acting as advocates instead of mediators,” Ondray Harris, the former director of the DOJ’s Community Relations Service (CRS), told The Daily Caller. CRS was the unit deployed to Sanford in 2012 to oversee anti-Zimmerman protests.
The family of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has accused the army of abducting him. His daughter Shaimaa told a news conference in Cairo that the family was taking legal measures against the army. Mr Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location without charge since he was removed from power on 3 July. (Snip)One of Mr Morsi´s sons, Osama, said: "What is going on is a violation of human rights and a scandal in every sense of the word."
In the charade that became the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, and in the continuing aftermath of the verdict, there was one thing the American people didn’t get from much of the national broadcast media: fairness. In the hours of continuous coverage that I monitored and recorded, I couldn’t believe the lack of balance in coverage.(Snip)Some news organizations seemed to resist the temptation of balanced reporting from the onset. What happened to investigating stories thoroughly? What happened to balancing a report with all points of view? And what happened to keeping agendas and
George Zimmerman, who has not been seen publicly since being acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this month, surfaced last week to rescue an unidentified driver trapped in an overturned truck in Florida, police said Monday. Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told Fox News that Zimmerman, 29, was identified by a crash victim as the man who pulled him from the mangled vehicle last week. “George Zimmerman pulled me out,” firefighters were told by the unidentified driver, according to McAuliffe.
I have to admit, I’m stumped. Either something fairly important happened yesterday in Washington, or as readers of The Dallas Morning News might say, “I have no idea what you mean.” News reports, mostly from the right-of-center media, would indicate a 50-year IRS employee, recently retired as a tax specialist, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Carter Hull, we’re told, said the inappropriate screening of tea party-related applications reached at least the office of the IRS chief counsel, one of two political appointees in the building. You remember the IRS scandal, right?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a narrow lead among Republicans for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but even more GOP voters say he’s the candidate they least want to see nominated. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that Christie earns 21% support when Republican voters are asked whom they would vote for if the party’s primary in their state were held today. Florida Senator Marco Rubio runs a close second with 18% of the GOP vote, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 16% and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with 15% of the vote.
The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want
Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President´s verbal mishaps. ABC´s Good Morning America, CBS´s This Morning and NBC´s Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics. First up, on the
Ending a war is a good thing. Killing civilians a bad thing. Deliberately targeting civilians is murder, and is never morally licit, even in pursuit of a good thing such as ending a war. The tens of thousands of Japanese non-combatants we killed 68 years ago this week with two nuclear bombs were not “collateral damage” of military strikes. They were the intended targets. We hoped that mass murder would bring the Japanese emperor to surrender. It worked, and American and Japanese soldiers’ lives were probably saved by it —
Last month we learned that Megyn Kelly was leaving her daytime anchor gig to take over a Fox News primetime slot. According to an “exclusive” Drudge Report flash this afternoon, that time slot will be 9 p.m. ET. “Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal,” the Drudge Report wrote. “The shock announcement is set for later this month.” Fox’s 9 p.m. hour is currently helmed by Sean Hannity, leading to speculation over whether he could be out of a primetime gig. There are many possible outcomes from this lineup change,
In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory. The policy is called, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing." It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July. "Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest hit communities, no matter how hard
Retired 68-year-old US Army general and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley K. Clark has won yet another esteemed decoration — he is dating 30-year-old Shauna Mei, the founder of online retailer AHAlife.com. Clark, who was married to Gertrude Kingston Clark for 45 years before filing for divorce last year, is spending time with the young New York-based entrepreneur, who graduated from MIT and worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker before launching her luxury e-commerce site. Clark and Mei were spotted together recently in the Hamptons,
President Obama is slated to deliver a speech later this month commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Obama will deliver his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial — the same place where King spoke 50 years ago. The Let Freedom Ring ceremony will be held Aug. 28. "It’s obviously a historic, seminal event in the country. It’s part of my generation’s formative memory and it’s a good time for us to do some reflection,"
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the cancellation obscured a more basic reality: The U.S.-Russia relationship is now so frosty that it didn’t appear the two presidents would actually accomplish enough to merit such a high-profile meeting. After four years, the much-vaunted reset in U.S.-Russian relations has devolved into a chilly standoff over issues like the Kremlin’s support for Syria
Nanny State: If any question remained about the Obama White House´s appetite for running everyone´s life from Washington, it should be settled now. This administration even wants to dictate neighborhood makeup. Like your neighborhood? Don´t get used to it. The Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development might decide it wants to dictate changes. HUD is, according to Fox News, considering "a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America´s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory." The proposed rule, disclosed last month by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.
You can get a deconstruction of the media at many places. The people who visit the Treehouse want to see the entire context; The entire truth, as it presents. So here we go…. In any endeavor of corruption and misleading governance, the control of, and support by, the media, is an absolute necessity. The USSR needed Pravda to keep the ruse of governance for decades. The need of/by the U.S. government has steadily grown over the course of several progressive decades; but the urgency has increased exponentially over the past five years with the extremes