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  • just a conservative girl 12:41 PM on 09/09/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Liberal Logic – Susan Rice and Syria Edition 

    So the administration is on a full court press right now trying to change hearts and minds about Syria.  So, in thier infinite wisdom they have decided to send none other than Susan Rice out to do it.  You remember Susan Rice don’t you? The woman who went on five different Sunday talk shows to discuss how Benghazi and the death of four Americans at an oupost there was due to YouTube video, even after they knew full well it was a terrorist attack.

    You can’t make this stuff up.  Truly.

     
  • backyardconservative 1:58 PM on 05/17/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Is a 7th grader a threat to the president? 

    At what point does this become ridiculous and scary intrusive? I know the Secret Service has to check out just about every threat but really?

    Maybe the mom was the real concern.

    What do we think about this. Obviously anything the kid said wasn’t admissible in court, as I understand it, since she wasn’t present and he’s a minor.

     
    • just a conservative girl 3:47 PM on 05/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I blame the school. They shouldn’t have allowed him to be questioned without a parent there. Plain and simple. The secret service has a job to do. Is a 13 year old really threat? Probably not, but it still has to be looked into.

    • backyardconservative 8:04 PM on 05/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

      It’s sad that these days many schools have no respect for parents–nor do they look out for kids.

      But yes, the Secret Service has a job to do.

  • backyardconservative 11:16 AM on 01/30/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Is Rahm Evil? And what about The One 


    His opponent in the mayor’s race cuts an ad accusing him on Freddie Mac. Evil-Man Economics Is Rahm evil?

    You decide.

    But I suggest those wanting a better future for Chicago, Illinois, and this country read Stanley Kurtz’s book, Radical-in-Chief:Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism . Rahm, never let a good crisis go to waste Emanuel was involved with the Left early on.

    We are reaping the ruin the Left has sown for decades. Midwest Academy. ACORN. SEIU. The Dem Machine. The Chicago Way goes to Washington.

    Shakedown after shakedown.

    Are there any honest leaders left in Chicago?

    And who is our president.

    And the Midwest Academy folks, maybe they’re kicking themselves right now – I hope they are – for putting their files on record. And when I finally dug up these files, I truly was amazed because what we really had here was a living, breathing, Socialist front group as if it had been taken from the 1930s and transported into the ’80s and the ’90s and beyond in the United States.

    Related posts: Acorn fells Obama tree?

    The Core of Barack Obama.

    More. In case you missed it. Jeffrey Lord, TAS:Boehner Takes On Radical-In-Chief

    …Who will they demonize next? Jan Schakowsky is Frightened

    UPDATE: Obama’s Double Vision. Logo above. And this.

    WTF.

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
  • backyardconservative 1:55 PM on 11/29/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Sticky Wiki Morality 

    No Sheeples has covered the subject admirably in the previous two posts. Victor Davis Hanson explores the man-child playing god that is Julian Assange.

    The closest I can come to judging this lack of morality play is in the context of school board meetings. The agenda was online, the attachment packet could be picked up a few days in advance, the meetings were on cable, and there was room for public comment. The board retired to the back room only to discuss personnel issues.

    And there still could be incredible rancor.

    It is very telling that the Obama administration is only now getting exercised about this all legally when diplomats and their administration’s cover is being blown. It was pretty much OK for our military and friends in Iraq and Afghanistan to be exposed–you know when actual lives, not reputations were at stake.

    But why are we surprised by the dangerous, yes dangerous vanity of this presidency.

     

     

     
    • zillaoftheresistance 7:14 AM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I find it interesting that Obama’s DHS shut down over 70 websites over the weekend for distributing bootlegged music & video but the best they could come up with the day before the Wikileaker struck AGAIN was to send a LETTER asking Assange not to do it. A letter! I guess they figured the new stuff would only make Bush & our military look bad, and hurt the country, so it was very low on their list of priorities and may have even fit their own agenda. “We have to allow the leak so we can know what’s in it” to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi.

      • backyardconservative 8:28 AM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

        You make an excellent, excellent point.

        Once again, this administration treats Americans as the enemy, including our men and women fighting for our freedom, while giving our enemies a pass.

        • Yukio Ngaby 11:04 AM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

          It’s part of the ’60s counter-culture that Obama comes from and represents. America is bad and needs to be redeemed– enemies of America are our friends.

          • fuzislippers 6:40 PM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

            And her friends must be made enemies (along with anyone in this country who fails to see the brilliance of Obama and his destruction of America).

            • Yukio Ngaby 9:16 PM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

              Well the ’60s counter culture was extremely authoritarian and oppressive. It demanded conformity. Look at Ron Karenga’s writings…

    • backyardconservative 1:54 PM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah. Now we have this counterculture holding the levers of power. Scary stuff.

      • zillaoftheresistance 7:47 PM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think we’ve got a counter-counterculture building under the radar though, lots of people, and lots of young people, are waking up and catching on to what is really going on outside of the MSM spin machine and progressive talking points. All is not lost, people (especially Americans0 love to have something to rebel against and now that the 60s style ‘revolutionaries” ARE the “establishment”, I think conservatism may draw some “non-conformists” when they become aware that the only true political ideology which stands for individual freedom IS conservatism – it certainly can’t be found among the collectivist progressives.

        • Yukio Ngaby 9:18 PM on 12/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

          As long as the Left in this country is dominated by socialists, any actual non-conformists will go the route of some form of modern conservatism. Socialism demands conformity.

  • backyardconservative 8:37 PM on 08/31/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Hillbuzz Take on the Obama Oval Office Redo 

    Who needs a laugh.

    More interesting than his grudging, dour and patronizing speech tonight.

    My favorite comment here, besides Hillbuzz header:)

     
    • Obi's Sister 4:32 PM on 09/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got a post scheduled to go up in a few minutes on the 1000 shades of bllllaaaahhhh. Blah is the color of “Um,” “Uh,” “I,” ‘Um,” “I,” “Uh….”

    • rubyslipperblog 12:11 AM on 09/02/2010 Permalink | Reply

      My first impression was the Obamas were going for that nouveau nursing home chic look but Hillbuzz really nails it.

    • backyardconservative 9:51 AM on 09/02/2010 Permalink | Reply

      A tasteless bunch–but you have to think they don’t listen to people who have better ideas:) Once again they know it all and are exposed.

    • backyardconservative 9:52 AM on 09/02/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Arrogant and clueless at the same time.

  • backyardconservative 8:37 AM on 08/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    ShoreBank Bailout Turned Buyout: Corrupt Collusion 

    The greedy community organizing chickens come home to roost again and again. Via Chicago News Bench, the $367.7 million loss taken by the FDIC insurance fund at our expense:

    “The money for the management buyout comes from the big Wall Street banks whose arms were twisted by the Obama administration, through intermediaries like Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). Meanwhile, the government and the taxpayers are saddled with the responsibility of dispensing with ShoreBank’s bad assets. We are the victims of an insider deal, done at the highest levels of the administration and the Democratic Party. The ShoreBank bailout-turned-buyout is a corrupt collusion between Washington and Wall Street that will not create jobs or investor confidence in Chicago’s low-income communities. It will sustain the terrible idea that poor communities must depend on patronage to survive.

    The corrupt community organizer model, twisting private sector arms to make bad loans, funneling taxpayer money to political favorites, generating kickbacks to politicos, while the poor are smashed down again and again, perennial victims too convenient to actually give a hand up as free individuals.

    Related: Fannie and Freddie: Barney Frank Finally Comes Home to the Facts Larry Kudlow, Big Government

    WSJ: Business Success Helps Society More Than Philanthropy

    Related post here.

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
    • rubyslipperblog 5:20 PM on 08/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I started to write a post this week about Barney Frank’s sudden awareness that Fannie and Freddie are a huge failure. He is really busy rewriting his own failures in making that monster. I hope Massachusetts voters send him to sudden retirement.

    • backyardconservative 9:05 PM on 08/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I hope he is feeling the heat. I still remember Scott Brown won his district. And the Harvard Law student, Joel Pollak, who questioned him is running against that commie Dem Rep. Jan Schakowsky–there was a favorable piece on Pollak in the Boston Globe:)

      http://backyardconservative.blogspot.com/2010/08/joel-pollak-cult-hero.html

  • backyardconservative 10:02 PM on 06/28/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    White House Gushes 

    Politico sucks it up uneasily. (But the oil is still gushing)

    Nonetheless, West Wing officials are feeling very good about how the BP and McChrystal crises turned out -– and believe that their response may help the president pivot to the offensive. In each case, Obama did little second-guessing and acted decisively, according to participants in presidential meetings.

    Well, and they would know. For sure.

    But what about that huge skimmer that hasn’t been used yet?

    And Bill Clinton has had enough. He says blow up the well.

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
  • Jill 9:12 AM on 06/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    McChrystal’s poor judgment 

    Though it’s undoubtedly true that President Obama was unprepared on Afghanistan and continues to lag sadly behind the competency curve on all matters presidential, how to explain the incredibly poor judgment shown by Gen. McChrystal in airing his dirty laundry in a lengthy Rolling Stone profile? A terminal case of buyer’s remorse? He did vote for Obama. Hot Air:

    Via Chris Cillizza on Twitter, Politico has the PDF of the Rolling Stone article that has created a firestorm for General Stanley McChrystal — and it’s at least as bad as advertised.  Michael Hastings paints a damning picture of a military leader who seems to have built a toadying entourage, whose disdain and contempt for the political leadership of the country drips from every page, and who doesn’t seem to mind who knows it — until it hits the presses.

    Hot Air quotes a McChrystal aide from the article:

    Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn’t go much better. “It was a 10-minute photo op,” says an adviser to McChrystal. “Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his [bleeping] war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.”

    Of course this is perfectly consistent with everything else we know about Obama’s “leadership style.” But I don’t see how Obama can do anything but fire him. Read the rest at Hot Air.

    Updated to add insight from Byron York, quoting a source who knows McChrystal well:

    “Those of us who knew him would unanimously tell you that this was just a matter of time,” the man says.  “He talks this way all the time.  I’m surprised it took this long for it to rear its ugly head.”

    “He had great disdain for anyone, as he said, ‘in a suit,’” the former military man continues.  “I was shocked one day in a small group of people when he took [former Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld to task in front of all of us.”

    “The other thing about him is that he is probably one of the more arrogant, cocksure military guys I have run across.  That in itself is not necessarily a character flaw, but when you couple it with his great disdain for civilians, it’s a very volatile combination.”

    Other items:

    Guy Benson does justice to Obama’s wasteful, politically partisan commissions:

    Candidate Barack Obama famously ridiculed his 2008 opponent for suggesting the next president establish a bipartisan commission to thoroughly investigate the myriad factors that contributed to the financial meltdown.  Obama snarked that John McCain was employing the “oldest…stunt in the book” and seeking to “pass the buck” by tasking others to “study the problem.”  (Here he paused for laughter).  Building up to an audience-fueled crescendo, Obama bellowed, “What we need now is leadership.”

    Once elected president, Obama changed his tune.  Having created and exacerbated record budget deficits, Obama cracked open the old Washington playbook and found a certain stunt he thought might be useful.  Hello, deficit commission.  It promptly ran out of money.  Beyond that irony, many observers suspect Obama ultimately intends to use the panel as political cover (sometimes known as buck-passing) to violate his campaign’s central “firm pledge.”

    Now the president is facing one of the gravest environmental disasters in US history.  Managing the crisis effectively, providing leadership, etc. has proven rather difficult, so Obama has found himself once again strangely attracted to the stunt he forcefully rejected on the campaign trail.  Hello, oil spill commission — for which Obama has requested $15 million in funding. Their job? To study the problem.  [Pause for laughter]. A wise use of taxpayer dollars? You’ll have to ask the deficit commission.

    What we still need now is leadership. Read the rest.

    Lastly, Peter Robinson interviews Mark Steyn and Rob Long, all week.  Part 1, about 8 minutes, is on the continuing relevance of Ronald Reagan.  Part 2, 5 minutes long, is on Reagan’s prescient opposition to government healthcare. Worth watching. (Mark looks very dapper, as usual.)

     
    • Obi's Sister 5:47 PM on 06/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh my. Most people who don’t like their bosses have the good sense to keep it to themselves until they either find another job or the boss is promoted to Peter Principle nirvana.

      Point of order here, since I’m not familiar with military protocol: If Obama sacks him, is it just from that post? Or from the Army altogether?

    • nicedeb 3:03 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I hope, now that he’s been relieved of his duties, he’ll really open up about what he thinks about the Obama administration.

  • backyardconservative 3:26 PM on 06/21/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rahmbo Drama 

    A whole thread dedicated to White House PR and its chief of staff at Memeorandum. I haven’t read most of it but this should be interesting.

    I was looking at the Chicago side of things.

    Will Rahmbo Thumb his Nose at the White House

    Rahm Traded Favors with Blago: Report

    Will he go now or wait until after the midterms?

    What would be his next perfect job? What do you think?

    …And it occurs to me the British press, which has often covered Obama embarrassments unlike the MSM, might be even more assertive in this area after his demonizing BP. (Well, they deserve it but it’s the principle of the thing, because who’s next)

     
  • backyardconservative 11:07 AM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rahm as character witness? 

    From one bleepin pol bout another.

    What could go wrong?

     
    • rubyslipperblog 11:28 AM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      You just can’t make that stuff up can you? Wow.

      • backyardconservative 12:42 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Blago has been name dropping Rahm from the get go. After all, Rahm served after Blago in the same congressional seat–and it was Rostenkowski’s before that (who went to jail for corruption). It’s possible there was horse trading on the side on who would fill that one too, though it wasn’t within the governor’s control to appoint. Lots tricky stuff for the two to plow through but Blago has nothing to lose.

        • rubyslipperblog 2:56 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

          No Blago is really like a loose cannon for the Chicago pols. I was sort of hoping we had a Rostenkowski moment after health care became law. Who knows at the rate this group is going maybe we’ll get there yet.

    • backyardconservative 3:38 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah:)

      Let the seniors storm the pols cars across the country:)! when medicare advantage gets cut this fall before the election–I think most plans it might be in October.

  • backyardconservative 4:00 PM on 04/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Blago mano a mano with Obama 

    Subpoenas The One.

     
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