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  • pjMom 12:38 AM on 01/21/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the day 


    Well, based on the past two years I’d vote for a syphilitic camel if he ran against Obama.

    Me too, Professor!

    Go read the inspiration.  Wisdom follows the snark.

  • nosheepleshere 6:26 AM on 12/23/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    You Sir, Are No Ronald Reagan 

    Jerry Seib, Assistant Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal, tries valiantly [see video embedded at No Sheeples Here] to depict America’s Child Emperor as the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Mr. Seib, this country knew Ronald Reagan and he, sir, is no Ronald Reagan.

    Obama is a crooked dealer in a backroom poker game. Neither a negotiator nor a compromiser. He merely took advantage of a hobbled 111th Congress in a lame duck session. He played what amounted to an ace he had hidden up his sleeve.

    The Democrats are stuck with this riverboat gambler for two more years and must spend that time searching haplessly for a way out of the trap they set for themselves when they and the state-sponsored media apparatchik failed to vet him.

    Earlier in his term, the Child Emperor had left the details of signature issues such as health care and the stimulus package to congressional leaders. After what he called a “shellacking” in the midterms, he took charge of tax negotiations, risking the wrath of his liberal base to win a deal with Republicans quickly.

    He pressed forward with a ratification vote on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia with lukewarm support from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Even some members of his White House had misgivings over the timing, according to officials in the regime.

    What we are now witnessing is not POTUS Version 2.0, but rather a president-in-training casting himself as heeding the wishes of voters who demanded bipartisanship when they delivered a “shellacking” to the Democratic Party in the midterm elections.

    He has no grit. My apologies to John Wayne.

  • nosheepleshere 9:46 PM on 12/11/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Child Emperor Abdicates Throne To ShamWow Guy 

    The surprise press conference everyone is talking about reminds me of the ShamWow Guy, the television pitchman who’s been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers.

    The astounding moment in the presser came when the Child Emperor, Obama, abdicated his throne to the ShamWow Guy, the once-impeached Bubba Clinton.

    Bubba opened with, “First of all I feel awkward being here,” when he first took the microphone. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

    He was there to endorse the economic stimulus message that the Obama regime has been sending out in defense of the tax cut compromise the Child Emperor struck with Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell. “This is the best economic result for America,” Bubba said. His arguments had been heard before by everyone in the press room. 

    “The tax deal is the best Obama could do for the country right now,” Clinton said repeatedly during his stint at the podium. The Child Emperor bowed out after ten minutes, saying the First Lady was waiting to co-host one of the White House’s annual Christmas parties.

    Obama is isolated far more than we see and the Obama regime is far more delusional than we can know. It is fair to say, in my opinion, that the current occupant of the Oval Office is in sharp retreat from the facts of the moment.  He only hears the reassuring voices of David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett and does not hear the raucous laughter emanating wildly from the Beltway.  

    If you think this is a breakdown of the Obama regime, you underestimate what you are witnessing. Clinton rode to the rescue.  What did Obama walk away from?  The job of the presidency.

    Will there be more ShamWow Chronicles over the next two years?  Only time will tell.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

    • zillaoftheresistance 9:22 AM on 12/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent analysis!

    • archer52 7:22 AM on 12/13/2010 Permalink | Reply


      The above is my post on the website. The point I was making is that once again, for all to see, Obama has shown he really doesn’t give a hoot about being President. It is all about the power it gave him to fulfill his and others’ agendas. It is what it is.

      The Presidency bores him because it actually demands he stop being intellectually and physically lazy to get the job done. He doesn’t like that. He wants to glide through life being the “chosen one” as he has experienced for most of his adult life.

      Further, and this is really a bouncing ball moment here, Obama HATES this country. He has spent most of his life surrounded by people teaching him all the ills of the nation, from his grandparents, his crazy-a**ed mom, to his communist dad, to his mentor- Frank Marshall Davis. If that doesn’t convince you, look at the choice he made in a spouse! She’s as bad as he is; angry, belligerent, entitled and worse.

      Funny thing is that even some of those intelligent people I respect still resist the idea that Obama could be an American hating communist lover. (My mom included to my surprise.) Why? Because they don’t want to accept that this nation could elect such a screw up willingly. I propose it was neither willingly or with full knowledge because of the bias and the cover-up of the facts by most of the PC media.

      Regardless, we are stuck with Dumbo for the next two years and if the economy recovers, maybe longer. If you do the numbers you’ll find he still has a very solid voting base, is going after the Hispanic vote hard and frankly I’m not sure the Republicans can find anyone able to run for president and not constantly shoot themselves in the foot!

  • Jill 8:38 AM on 12/11/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Comic relief: Obama just wants to go home 

    From Don Surber:

    • zillaoftheresistance 9:09 AM on 12/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      That was great! I bet he says stuff very similar to what’s in this video in private too.

    • Anonymous 12:03 PM on 12/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Obama never wanted to be President. He and his wife see the Presidency as an embarrassment necessary to hold power. I am saddened that they do not want to wake up in the White House on Christmas Day. It’s a revealing choice.

    • Quite Rightly 1:17 PM on 12/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, indeed. He used to job out his work. But the workhorses are getting fewer and fewer.

    • just a conservative girl 1:35 PM on 12/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      yeah, but that leaves us with Biden. Would that be any better?

      • zillaoftheresistance 4:00 PM on 12/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I have a hard time believing that it could be worse!

      • Quite Rightly 1:00 AM on 12/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Biden is a Leftie politician, but he has sufficient loyalty to the U.S. to have produced a son who served in Iraq. He also knows how to show up to work every day and, like it or not, has a great deal of political experience. Buffoon or not, he’s miles ahead of O.

      • fuzislippers 12:38 AM on 12/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Biden has recently “come out” as a progressive, so he’d probably keep the same mindset, but I’m not sure he’d keep the same cabinet and WH staffers. He may weed out some commies, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  • 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.

  • nosheepleshere 11:07 PM on 11/28/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Child Emperor’s White House As Nervous As A Virgin At A Prison Rodeo Over Latest WikiLeaks Bombshells 

    Der Spiegel quoted the State Department as saying that President Barack Obama “prefers to look East rather than West,” and “has no feelings for Europe”.  That’s the last sentence in a two-page article at The Nation.

    With statements like the one above, is it any wonder that our American Child Emperor is bracing himself for the body blows sure to come his way from the latest document dump from WikiLeaks?

    Toby Harnden, writing for The Telegraph, succinctly portrays the diplomatic cables this way:

    “The ramifications for Mr. Obama could be enormous. With his popularity flagging at home, one of his remaining political strengths has been his high standing abroad—assiduously cultivated in a series of speeches in which he apologized for past U.S. actions and promised a kinder, gentler America.”  He further added, “He was the type of American president, apparently straight from a West Wing episode, that Europeans had dreamed of.”

    It is fair to say now, as it has been for the past two years, that America’s Child Emperor has no clothes.  The reason I quote Harnden here is because his observations about this president and this administration are candid.  America’s corporate-controlled media habitually treats facts with imagination.  Reality bites and doesn’t let go. “The Messiah” they helped to elect and failed miserably at vetting is proving to be a monumental lapse in their collective judgment.  Harnden does not pander to his readers.

    Harnden points out that during the 2008 election campaign, a cable written by Sir Nigel Sheinwald, the British ambassador to Washington, was leaked to The Daily Telegraph.

    In it, Sir Nigel noted that Obama “does betray a highly educated and upper middle class mindset,” that he was “maybe aloof, insensitive” at times and that charges of elitism were “not entirely unfair”.

    The assessment about his personality has been borne out over time but the Obama operation despised leaks, was highly protective of Obama’s carefully-crafted life “narrative” and extremely sensitive to any criticism. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

    Here’s the money quote from Harnden:  “Once the WikiLeaks release happens, Mr. Obama will no doubt offer emollient words and reassurance. Unfortunately for him, however, he is likely to find that the power of his words will now be greatly diminished abroad as well as at home.”

    You can read more about the WikiLeaks revelations at Memeorandum.

  • nosheepleshere 4:50 AM on 11/28/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Child Emperor Plays Basketball While North Korea And China Scheme 

    I think it is fair to say that our American Child Emperor is not engaged by the Commander-in-Chief part of his job.  He has two gears and no other—he is either a frenzied campaign performance artist or a routine White House slouch who intersperses his smoke breaks with meaningless basketball games played by middle-aged men.

    The American public is being fed unconscionable drivel to convince them that all is well, that what we have here is just a few savages misbehaving over some borderland.  That is a perilously foolish meme.  Why, because Tehran is a client of Kim Jung-Il’s nuclear program.  North Korea’s apparent upgrade to its nuclear-fuel production capabilities is raising fears among lawmakers and proliferation experts about Pyongyang’s potential role in supplying Iran and others with the sophisticated machinery.

    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea executed the missile attacks on South Korea with cunning and their target was innocent people.  Their handiwork, which Beijing knew about beforehand, left two South Korean marines and two civilians dead and another eighteen injured.  Little Shi Mina (pictured in my post at my site) was playing on her tricycle when a shell crashed through a roof on the opposite side of the road where she was playing and erupted into a fireball.  The windows of her home were blown out as her frantic father scrambled to pull her to safety. She has been in shock ever since.

    Deploying the USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea does not answer the scheming, immovable feudal regime of Kim Jung-Il and his dim son. The US treaties with Tokyo and Seoul are nearly worthless.  The situation between the Koreas is fragile, dangerous and unacceptable.

    I encourage you to read what Gordon G. Chang, author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World and The Coming Collapse of China has to say about Jung-Il’s promotion of “songun” .

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

    • Obi's Sister 7:13 PM on 11/28/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love the title of this post.

      Now with his stitches, his pout will be even bigger!

  • Pat Austin 12:52 PM on 11/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama Around The Web 

    A quick check of how The Won is faring in the press this week:

    On the Middle East peace process:

    Instead of becoming a heady triumph of his diplomatic skill and special insight, Obama’s peace process is viewed almost universally in Israel as a mistake-riddled fantasy.

    On the nukes issue:

    So has nothing changed in the past quarter-century? In fact, almost everything has – especially when it comes to nuclear arms control and Israel’s national objectives. What hasn’t changed, it seems, is Barack Obama – who has led his administration into a foreign policy time warp that is sapping its strength abroad and at home.

    On the TSA gropings:

    “I think the American people are worried when they see an administration worried about reading Miranda rights to the underwear bomber,” Jindal said. “[They’re] so worried about rights of the terrorists, what about the rights of innocent American travelers?”

    On the psyche of the American people:

    It appears that Obama is literally driving us crazy. According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20% of Americans had some form of mental illness in 2009. Which they attribute to unemployment, not the accumulated effect of listening to Barry’s teleprompter speak almost daily.

    On the outcome of the Ghailani trial:

    Obama & Company have been called the Keystone Cops too many times to count. But they are far, far worse than mere incompetents.  They are blowhards who believe in their own mental and moral superiority to the point where they put all Americans at gratuitous risk.

    On Obama’s failure at the G20:

    Has there ever been a major economic summit where a U.S. President and his Treasury Secretary were as thoroughly rebuffed as they were at this week’s G-20 meeting in Seoul? We can’t think of one. President Obama failed to achieve any of his main goals while getting pounded by other world leaders for failing U.S. policies and lagging growth.

    The bloom is off the rose.


    Cross posted at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

    • rubyslipperblog 1:52 PM on 11/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wait, I thought we were supposed to be thanking him or something. That middle east piece is loaded with snarky goodness about the Won. I hadn’t read all the rest of this though, nice roundup

      • vegas art guy 9:37 PM on 11/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m going to properly thank him next election day when I choose to vote for his opponent.

  • nosheepleshere 7:10 AM on 11/18/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Spooky Dude Pissed Away A Fortune On A “Bad Investment” 

    Hinting darkly that the Rambler-in-Chief may not have his support for much longer, George Soros, the Hungarian-American financier said “We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line and if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.”  Uh oh.  When Daddy’s not happy, nobody’s happy.

    Soros, speaking to an annual gathering of Democracy Alliance, told the progressives that he is “used to fighting losing battles but doesn’t like to lose without fighting.”

    Requests for comment from the White House were not returned, though a Democratic operative sympathetic to the administration said that Soros’s dissatisfaction with the White House was “hardly news.” Sources who relayed that and other exchanges insisted on anonymity, citing the strict rules against talking to the press that come with being part of the gathering.

    The election results have the partners in the Democracy Alliance scurrying like rats to find a way to change the rules.  So, if you thought we had seen ugly, think again.

    Anna Burger, retired treasury secretary of SEIU said, “Instead of being pushed over by this election it has empowered people to stand up in a bigger way.”

    Look out America.  You stood and delivered in the 2010 mid-terms.  The courage we must muster for 2012 will be a thousand-fold greater.  Have you the courage for this fight?

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

  • fuzislippers 6:18 AM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Schoen and Caddell Ask For the Impossible 

    Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell have written a very interesting piece for WaPo. Both men are democrats from the days of yore when being a democrat was still synonymous with being patriotic and supporting fiscal responsibility and denouncing socialism and communism, so it’s not surprising that their appeal to Obama to announce that he will not run for reelection in 2012 includes the following:

    This is a critical moment for the country. From the faltering economy to the burdensome deficit to our foreign policy struggles, America is suffering a widespread sense of crisis and anxiety about the future. Under these circumstances, Obama has the opportunity to seize the high ground and the imagination of the nation once again, and to galvanize the public for the hard decisions that must be made. The only way he can do so, though, is by putting national interests ahead of personal or political ones.

    And there’s the problem, Obama has shown again and again that he has no allegiance to America or to her national interests; indeed, he has repeatedly, relentlessly shown that the only allegiance he truly holds is to his over-inflated, baseless view of himself as an outstanding human specimen, truly gifted and better in every conceivable way than any other human being.

    Who can forget his bizarre declaration that no one on the left need worry about a repeat of Clinton’s 1994 losses because democrats have one thing now that they didn’t have then: him. Or as I guess that should be “Him.” And who can forget his assurance that placing him at the helm of the most powerful nation in the world will be looked back on as “the moment that the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal.” This is not a man who will put the best interests of the nation, let alone his party, ahead of his own.

    • rubyslipperblog 8:00 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, would that the egomaniac would heed their sage advice. You’re exactly right, he will put his interests above any.

      • rubyslipperblog 8:06 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Also, if anyone is following Ulster Man’s White House Insider series, Ulster Man commented on this article on Facebook Here is one of his comments:

        One last thing to assist some in understading what is going on here – these two significant Dems don’t actually believe Obama will not run again – they are laying groundwork for a significant challenge against Obama from within the party. That is why this is so important – it is now coming together EXACTLY as Insider predicted. Obama may fight back and squelch this challenge – but it will prove very difficult for him. I now believe there are some Democrats who would favor a Republican winning in 2012 instead of four more years of Obama. Actually I don’t “believe” that – I KNOW it…
        Ok, gotta go now – forward this link people!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!

        Nice Deb has been following Ulster Man and I posted on the series a while back. Roger Simon thinks it is legit but really the insider would have much more credibility if he came forward instead of hiding behind anonymity

        • fuzislippers 8:15 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Heh, yeah, I’ve been following that series, too. It’s interesting if nothing else.

          Feingold and Bayh look like the primary challengers to me. Feingold has said as much, and Bayh (who I never thought was actually leaving politics and was just going to leave the Senate to put as much distance between himself and that nightmare admin as he could) wrote that piece in the NYT the day after the shellacking.

          It’s also clear that Bill Clinton is setting some kind of ground work for a Hillary bid (not sure about the insider’s view of her taking VP, but hell, maybe she would attach herself to that lunatic to get back in the WH . . . ish). The dems are coming apart at the seams, and it’s going to be socialist-progs against old-school dems . . . I’m betting that the old-school dems come out on top, but it’s going to be a bloody battle. I’m popping popcorn.

          • rubyslipperblog 8:39 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

            Oooh yeah, get that popcorn popping. I think you’re right about Feingold and Bayh. I would hope Hillary wouldn’t lend any credibility, such as it is, to get him back in the WH.

            If you read Game Change, a big offender in getting Obama on his way to run in 2008 was none other than Harry Reid. He is such a slime ball. Most of the people who were influential in his campaign have been damaged or thrown under the bus. Hillary could possibly prop him back up but she would ultimately drag herself down with the ship. I think she is smarter than that. I tend to think she will align herself with the old-school group but I am not positive she is as up for a run as Bill is. We’ll see, it’s going to be something to watch.

            • fuzislippers 9:57 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

              That’s the thing, too, I just can’t see Hillary *wanting* to prop him up even to save the party. Unless she knows that she can’t beat him, and that’s almost impossible to believe at this point. Everyone hates him. Well, except him, I guess.

      • fuzislippers 8:10 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, I wish that he would, too, but he won’t. He seems to sincerely believe, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that he’s not lost one bit of his mojo. It’s mind-boggling that anyone can be that self-deceptive (or self-inflated).

        • rubyslipperblog 8:51 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

          It’s his narcissism that is working overtime to keep that inflated ego inflated. Jill linked that WS article earlier and I find the little anecdotes the most revealing about his ego. This one was enlightening:

          People have been noticing Obama’s vanity for a long time. In 2008, one of his Harvard Law classmates, the entertainment lawyer Jackie Fuchs, explained what Obama was like during his school days: “One of our classmates once famously noted that you could judge just how pretentious someone’s remarks in class were by how high they ranked on the ‘Obamanometer,’ a term that lasted far longer than our time at law school. Obama didn’t just share in class—he pontificated. He knew better than everyone else in the room, including the teachers. ”

          He has been fed his whole life and the odds this guy is going to suddenly look in the mirror and say “yeah I am really in over my head” are slim to none – and you know which one just left town.

          • fuzislippers 9:59 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

            Yeah, I read that one, too, and you’re right, he’s not looking in the mirror to do anything but see how great his head looks when his chin is stuck out and up. He’s so frustrating. Geez, can you imagine being married to that man? (not that I feel sorry for MO, she’s just as bad, if not worse, than he is in every possible way. Well, he does dress better than she does. But so do blind, drunk homeless people.).

            • rubyslipperblog 2:21 AM on 11/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

              LOL, no offense to blind, drunk homeless people. He dresses better when he skips the mom jeans.

              I went to grad school with a few people who pontificated. I couldn’t take 2 hours in class w/ them let alone being married to any one of them. BO had to be really extreme to merit his own scale though, wow.

        • Yukio Ngaby 9:08 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

          As Shelby Steele has pointed out, Obama is the product the American ’60s counter-culture, posseses all that mis-placed self-righteousness (to steal a line) that entails. Yet, Obama also overcompensates to prove an authenticity that he does not possess and, in my view, has no right to claim.

          • fuzislippers 10:03 PM on 11/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

            BO’s something, and I suspect it goes far deeper than that misplaced self-righteousness of the ’60’s counter-culture (I think he’s got actual psychological issues that need to be treated). And I’d have to agree that “authentic” (in any sense of the word) is not it.

  • Sherry 1:08 PM on 11/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Little Mary Sunshine 

    Back in high school, I had my biggest part in a musical, “Little Mary Sunshine.”  One of the songs involved the stout-hearted scouts/fiancée’s coming to the sound of their lady loves crying out in fear and terror.  The girls put on a brave face because they know they cannot reveal their plight by singing, “Nothing that Concerns You Has Happened…..Nothing that Concerns You Has Taken Place!”  

    The current DNC and President and those in the media insist that it wasn’t a message about the content of any programs whatsoever, but only about the speed “the people are frustrated by the pace of the recovery.” which means logically, they’d vote for “Gridlock” to speed things along right?  

    Ah…but that’s explained by the fact that the voters are afraid and thus don’t apply science and logic when they go into the voting booths.  The people of America also apparently even though they were enlightened enough to vote for Obama and the Democrats in 2008, somehow became mind numbed robots and victims of FOX news in 2010.  Maybe Tina Fey needed to do more SNL skits than 30 rock?  What happened that it was a failure to communicate, a problem of processing tone and messaging, rather than the message received was subsequently and summarily rejected?  

    Does anyone saying any of this actually believe what they are saying? 

    I mean, Nancy is saying”Well, let me say why I believe that it would be very difficult for the Republicans to take over the House of Representatives. Let me tell you right here and now that I would rather be in our position right now than theirs.”  This would be indicative of really not getting it prior to election day.  That Pelosi is still running to spearhead the Democrats in the house indicates it doesn’t matter what the whole of the nation does, she will act as she always has and that she, like the President, (amazingly given their smartitudeness and sophisticatedness that hayseeds like those who vote Republican can’t even aspire to on their best day), still doesn’t get it.  

    One has to wonder if every voter hand painted a sign and sent it to the DNC office with the stated rationales for why they voted as they did, explaining there was too much spending, too much regulation, too much too much; would the message be received? I doubt it.  It’s as if all of those in the White House and DNC have bad cell phones or at least, bad reception.

    Even if every American came to the National Mall and said, “We are drowning in debt, we are not prospering under this policy of spend to prime the pump and we do not want our taxes raised to continue programs we can’t afford and start new ones.” (which much of the country did on election day), we’re still having to ask, “Can you hear me now?”  

    The answer seems to be, “No.” as the Democrats sing as one, “Nothing that concerns us has happened……Nothing that concerns us has taken place!”

    • fuzislippers 2:54 PM on 11/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m really a bit surprised by this response from the dems, I really can’t understand it at all. As a saving face strategy–like when you trip and fall on your face and say “oh, hahaha, I meant to do that”–it’s a bit over the top. And they can’t actually not understand what’s happened . . . and why, or can they be that insulated and out of touch? It’s hard to imagine, but maybe so. Or are they so immersed in their crazy Alinsky stuff (which now that we’re onto it just doesn’t work as well as it did) that they think if they say it often enough it’ll suddenly, magically be true? I don’t get it. But one’s thing’s for sure, they are certainly letting us know how little regard they have for the people of this nation. That photo of Pelosi and her horde triumphantly marching to the Capitol with her gigantic gavel in hand and that superior smile plastered on her face is all I can see when I hear them say how great they are.

  • Mary Sue 9:56 AM on 10/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    From the “how’s that working out for you” files: Halloween edition 

    I was looking for a few ideas for a Halloween post and I happened upon  this post, “Best Political Halloween Costume.” The post was old, dating way back back to the days before the country elected Barack Obama president. *Sigh* Hope and change fever was still rampant, which led to the creation of a simple costume that looked like this:

    Which brings me to a pertinent question:



    Hmm, which of Obama’s incredible economic policies made Halloween, or anything for that matter, more affordable?  Maybe this guy got one of those magical shovel-ready jobs.


    Assuming few of us are reaping the benefits of Obamanomics, here is a simple solution for those who still can’t afford a Halloween costume.  Follow the instructions provided by creator of the above-pictured masterpiece and create your own political t-shirt/costume:

    Photoshop + Printer + Wilton t shirt iron-on paper = political message


    See you at the big party in West Hollywood! Happy Halloween!


    A quickie cell phone shot of the shirt in action, which already got me some dirty looks from the old white people at CostCo. Seriously, people. Ease up with the racism!

    Wow, had that racism thing ready to go didn’t he?  Notice too, the faulty liberal math at work here.  Since when do Photoshop + printer + Wilton t-shirt iron-on paper add up to a political message.  Shouldn’t the equation read Photoshop + printer + Wilton t-shirt iron-on paper + catchy political message = clever Halloween costume?  Silly Progressives!


    There is a Halloween challenge brewing somewhere in here, I fear.  Feel free to leave your “catchy political message” in the comments if you are so inspired.  The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to 7-11; the Slurpee is on me.


    Happy Halloween

    cross posted at Ruby Slippers

    UPDATE: Related from the “Restore the Sanity” Rally

    Rally summarized in a single photo

    • fuzislippers 10:15 AM on 10/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m not good at catchy slogans, but do you remember those Cindy Crawfordesque press-on moles? How about a fly-shaped one, stick it on your lip, and go as BO? A plastic fly is about all anyone can afford now, anyway.

      • rubyslipperblog 1:38 PM on 10/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s great, then if people don’t get the costume you could do some serious Jedi maneuver and squash the fly. This is particularly impressive in a room full of libs.

  • backyardconservative 9:33 AM on 10/28/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama the PC Media Punchline. It Begins 

    We had the CNN piece on the slurpee shtick–bored with Barack.

    We have a NY columnist talking openly about the president’s “diminishing brand” and speaking of him as his own First Lady.

    Now the WaPo’s Dana Milbank, who loves to lampoon from the left, openly mocks the Barackstar: On the Daily Show, Obama is the last laugh.

    What do you do when you’re not cool any more?


    –More at Memeorandum.

    More. Well, well. The NY Times The Caucus. According to them this is what was cut from the show due to the president boring on, uh, time constraints:

    The interview went longer than Mr. Stewart expected – so long, in fact, that the show’s producers decided to cut out the original introduction Mr. Stewart taped, which include a riff of him fiddling with a pen and drumming his fingers on the table while making the president wait, and his introduction of Mr. Obama as “White House chairman of the council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee’s boss.’’ A spokeswoman for the show said it was the first time the show consisted of a single interview.

    Even nastier stuff. How interesting. What will Stewart do to motivate the vote at his Saturday rally?

    • rubyslipperblog 7:54 PM on 10/28/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for linking. I feel like I am going to drown this week I am so busy.

      What do you do when you’re not cool anymore? I guess Obama’s answer is to hang out with those ultra cool progressive bloggers. I would love to see a transcript from the think-tank meeting that came up with the “Obama meets with bloggers” game plan. If these are the supposed smart people, I will stick with being a stupid racist.

    • backyardconservative 10:06 PM on 10/28/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Stupid racists forever!!!:)

      His last ditch attempt. How pathetic.

      I think Iowa Hawk took a stab at it:)


      • rubyslipperblog 12:08 AM on 10/29/2010 Permalink | Reply


        By golly, we got us a big fella here! That’s quite a suit you have on. Do you mind if I ask who your tailor is?

        Thank you Mr. President. It’s actually the dust cover for Mr. Soros’ Bentley. My mom added the lapels.

  • backyardconservative 10:06 AM on 10/21/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Are women more conservative?:) 

    Depends on your definition:) A look at the gender gap and what’s driving it. TWS.

    Apropos, the Independent Women’s Forum column in The Daily Caller: Stiletto Nation: a new agenda for women

    Meanwhile, the president teams up with his radical nannies to go after the “women vote”:

    President Obama focuses on women in the economy during his visit today to Seattle. It’s part of a four-day campaign swing through five states in which Obama is urging voters to help Democrats maintain control of the U.S. House and Senate.

    The trip comes at a time when Democrats are struggling with the womens’ vote, a key part of their constituency.

    As our colleague Mimi Hall writes in USA TODAY:

    Female voters, once a reliable force for Democrats, are roughly split this fall between the Democrats and Republicans running for Congress and governor. Recent Gallup polling, assuming a traditional turnout for a midterm election, finds that Republicans are favored by female likely voters, 49% to 46%.

    And Michelle harvests sweet potatoes. But is it enough?

  • backyardconservative 10:34 PM on 10/15/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama Laugh Track 

    At you not with you. Gilbert & Sullivan go more modern. Video via RCP.

    And what’s with Delaware?

  • backyardconservative 11:41 AM on 10/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    This is a heady video:)

    The mild-mannered RCP’s Jay Cost had a map like this just for the Midwest. It was a stunner.

    What we’re fighting for if we can just bring it in on Nov. 2.

    Politico notes the House that Rahm Built may be crashing down:) (Pooor Rahmbo, accosted on the streets of Chicago)

    Dems losing among seniors.

    Dems losing among the young.

    Dems losing in hardscrabble districts they’ve taken for granted.

    Even Huffpo is smelling the coffee.

    But not our president Barack Obama. I’ve only read part of the NY Times magazine piece but he seems particularly clueless, even for The One. And Rush is talking about what the story is between Barack and Michelle.

  • nosheepleshere 2:37 PM on 10/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama’s “Hope-A-Dope” Nation 

    With two years left in his term, the errand boy sent by grocery clerks presides over a nation in deep and ever-growing trouble.

    Through his propaganda of carefully crafted, semi-divine, yet vague and appealing buzzwords, Fearless Reader won the public’s support.  Now, his cult is crumbling.

    Washington seeks to extend our dependence on government in perpetuity.  A record forty-two million Americans are on food stamps. That’s an 18% jump from 2009 and 1.4% from June 2010.

    Political scientist William Voegeli’s new book, “Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State” notes, “Liberals don’t want the government to grow indefinitely. They just want it to be bigger than it is right now.”

    We are seeing, firsthand, that big government’s trillion-dollar stimulus programs don’t produce jobs.

    The Democrats’ stimulus includes “$145 billion in state and local aid to forestall austerity measures in the public sector,” notes Manhattan Institute senior fellow E.J. McMahon. As private sector workers suffer layoffs, salary cuts and pay freezes, the stimulus gives raises to government employees—who increasingly dominate Big Labor, which returns the favor with cash for Democrats.

    “I have no better friend in labor than AFSCME,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once said of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the U.S.’ largest political campaign donor, giving over $38 million since 1990, almost all to Democrats.

    The gelding who occupies the Oval Office infused federal aid to states and localities pumping up the paychecks of heavily unionized public employees who already earn more, on average, than the people who pay their salaries.

    Finally, lower cost was the campaign promise of ObamaCare, but as Medicare actuaries confirmed, it will increase healthcare costs. The president’s government takeover has already begun to boost private health insurance premiums and all we’ve seen to date is the tip of the iceberg.  Still more frightening—there are two more years left in this president-in-training’s term.

    May God have mercy on this nation.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

    • Quite Rightly 8:38 PM on 10/09/2010 Permalink | Reply


      And it’s a good thing most sentient Americans still remember that old saying, “God helps those who help themselves.”

  • backyardconservative 11:20 AM on 10/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Building the Next Bailout…and BUST 


    In July, Illinois went to market with a $900 million BAB issue that attracted 93 investors, including 17 from overseas. The international investors accounted for about 30 percent of the offering. Illinois state officials even joined their underwriters, Citigroup, on a road show through Europe and Asia to drum up interest in the sale.

    Setting up the next bust in Illinois and around the country.

    Screwing up the current one. From e21 Morning eBrief:

    In Foreclosure Controversy, Problems Run Deeper Than Flawed Paperwork (Round Up)Millions of U.S. mortgages have been shuttled around the global financial system – sold and resold by firms – without the documents that traditionally prove who legally owns the loans. Now, as many of these loans have fallen into default and banks have sought to seize homes, judges around the country have increasingly ruled that lenders had no right to foreclose, because they lacked clear title. The court decisions, should they continue to spread, could call into doubt the ownership of mortgages throughout the country, raising urgent challenges for both the real estate market and the wider financial system. The White House has announced that President Obama will pocket veto H.R. 3808 which would have allowed banks to shortcut the current notarization process. See Alphaville for and the Washington Post for more more.

    Goldman Sachs: The US Economy Is Weaker Than You Think (Seeking Alpha)Goldman Sachs issued a very bullish note on the Euro this morning. Not because they think Europe is entering a period of robust growth. No, in fact they reduced their estimates for European growth based on the recent Euro strength; however, they see the U.S. economy simply deteriorating more than Europe. The chart in this presentation that jumped out was the ISM’s index compared to the orders & inventories. The orders and inventories data shows a very strong leading indication of future ISM growth. Currently, the orders and inventories data is forecasting ISM readings in the low 40s.

    Peggy Noonan on Greece and America’s reaction:

    Mr. Lewis: “The Greek state was not just corrupt but also corrupting. Once you saw how it worked you could understand a phenomenon which otherwise made no sense at all: the difficulty Greek people have saying a kind word about one another. . . . Everyone is pretty sure everyone is cheating on his taxes, or bribing politicians, or taking bribes, or lying about the value of his real estate. And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing. The epidemic of lying and cheating and stealing makes any sort of civic life impossible.”

    Thus can great nations, great cultures, disintegrate, break into little pieces that no longer cohere into a whole.

    Read it all.

    Outrage. Outrage.

    This election is so damned important.

    Related post: Obama Desperately Trying to Save His Own Senate Seat

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative (I’m going crazy, people)

  • backyardconservative 10:35 AM on 09/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Michelle an “Enormous Asset” 

    My latest snark on FLOTUS. Of like mind, Pink Cinderellas, All in a Row , via Pundit & Pundette. Latest snark on POTUS/TOTUS. Plus the suburban vote is in play, but WaPo gets only part of the story, as usual. Is Michelle coming to your neighborhood?

    P.S. When she comes to campaign in Illinois, will she be asked about (nice view from the press gate) Jesse’s Girl?

    • Yukio Ngaby 11:07 AM on 09/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      LOL. That picture of that doughnut burger thing… Oh man. I was queasy this morning anyway, but that looks horrid.

      And I thought the turbaconducken was bad…

      • backyardconservative 11:36 AM on 09/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, well:)

        I love that picture!!!!

        Maybe not look at it before happy hour though:)

        • rubyslipperblog 1:31 PM on 09/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

          I saw Paula Deen eat one of those in a video clip. If I am going to have a donut I want a Krispy Kreme with vanilla filling but that donut burger is the perfect in-your-face defiance of Michelle the calorie czar. Really who is she to be lecturing?

    • backyardconservative 3:29 PM on 09/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes. I thought it was pure, sugary salty brilliance!:)

  • backyardconservative 2:03 PM on 09/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Heading for Hot dogs and beans in Obama economy 

    I caught part of this earlier today, and was especially struck by this woman. An Obama voter at the CNBC townhall is a CFO of a company, describes herself as middle class, and goes on:”I’m Exhausted Of Defending You”. RCP video.

    See if you think he gives her a good answer.

    Plus more on the Marxist, redistributionist mentality of Dem Senate candidate Coons. Taken to real extremes.

    And are some CFO’s more guilty than others?

    • rubyslipperblog 2:30 PM on 09/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just wrote about this woman and the townhall. Obama’s answer was the kind of response that sounds ok to the low information voter – maybe. Unfortunately for him, the low info voters aren’t the ones heading to the polls in November.

      No one is really feeling the benefits from Obama’s policies. How was she supposed to benefit from his protection against the credit card companies when she was one he also credited her as being one who lived within her means and was financially responsible? St. Elizabeth Warren is going to save her anyway I guess.

      I had to laugh at the Washington Post saying the only question that threw him was the one related to the tea party. I guess he is not really 100% opposed to attacking them. He also isn’t 100% opposed to insulting their intelligence either.

    • backyardconservative 3:09 PM on 09/20/2010 Permalink | Reply


      I tuned him out after a while. He’s such a spouter of cliches. And he was still whining.

      • rubyslipperblog 6:49 PM on 09/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        You need to be on IV ritalin to pay attention to his drivel and even that might not work. I honestly can’t take listening to him live at all anymore. I watched the clips and read the transcript, that was painful enough.

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