Tuesday Column is Up

Today, let's talk about how the disastrous way Obama, Pelosi, Bloomberg and others reacted to Park51/Cordoba House opposition has now ended any chance for compromise or conciliation between the two camps. Resistance to a proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero is not about bigotry or xenophobia; the demonstrated tolerance of Americans during the last nine years belies those unhelpful charges. Rather, the rancor is an amalgam; it is constructed of built-up … [Read more...]

The Best & Brightest Need to Vacate

Well, for sure, Mrs. Obama will never go back to her life, as usual. Apparently there are two more vacations scheduled before September, next weekend's overnight "somewhere" at Florida's Gulf coast, and then 10 days at Martha's Vineyard. I don't begrudge anyone a vacation, especially not to Martha's Vineyard, which I hear is great. But as reports suggest that coverage of the First Lady's 5 days in Spain could have generated about a billion dollars to the economy of that nation, I wonder if … [Read more...]

Obama chooses Behar over Boy Scouts?

Eagle Scout son Buster, rappelling down cliff; part of 50 mile Trek The 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America is an occasion worth noting by an American president; the organization can count among its former members numerous Presidents, Astronauts, Military Leaders, Legislators, Churchmen, Public Servants, Businessmen, Environmentalists, First Responders and Entrepreneurs who, as scouts, learned basic values of citizenship, responsibility, leadership skills and a code of conduct that … [Read more...]

What a crass-y guy!

It's like he's not even trying, anymore: Obama couldn’t even get his manners right. Ever the partisan, he took a shot at his host, Holland Congressional representative Pete Hoekstra who was in the audience. Despite opposing the Recovery Act, Hoekstra attended the ground-breaking ceremony, he told The View, “out of respect for the office of president.” The respect was not returned. "Some made the political calculation that it's better to obstruct than to lend a hand,” sneered Obama at … [Read more...]

Obama crashes; Hillary Waits – UPDATE

Don't know if this is making the rounds, but it should be - Obi's Sister cracked me up with this opening: While the honeymoon has been over for a while, inside sources whisper that Obama is now sleeping on America’s couch. It won’t be long before he’s kicked out of the house and asks his secretary find him a place to live. Obi's Sister wonders why Hillary Clinton did not speak up about strong-arm tactics from Obamites during the 2008 campaign? Hillary, like Ronald Reagan, would never … [Read more...]

Obama-McChrystal-Petraeus Reactions

On NPR this afternoon, I heard a report that some military folk on the ground at Kandahar believed McChrystal would get off with a tongue-lashing for the Rolling Stone piece, particularly since it was his underlings who made the most controversial comments. I tend to think more along the lines of Victor Davis Hanson: I think conservatives are making a big mistake citing all sorts of legitimate reasons for McChrystal to have expressed frustration. I agree with almost all of them, but they are … [Read more...]

Buyer's Remorse Among the Seniors

Bookworm has a very good piece up, wherein she wonders at how our president can run the gamut of emotional and intellecutal circuits, from A, as is Apathy, to umm...A, as in Anger. Health care bill: Apathetic. (Yeah, it passed and, yeah, he made the talk show circuits, but he was a follower, not a leader on this one. The momentum came from the Democratic Congress.) The Green Revolution in Iran: Apathetic. (Obama had the opportunity to topple the Iranian government using the power of the … [Read more...]

Obama's BP Speech Set to Music – UPDATED

It was about at specific as this: Legal Insurrection has Obama's speech in one sentence and questions. Even MSNBC is underwhelmed ReasonTV: 3 Reasons why Obama should kick himself. Stephen Green: liveblogged as did Althouse. Note, Obama is going to start a commission! So, he's going to create "green jobs" which last week the WH asked Americans to define for them. He's going to help out all the oilmen he's about to throw out of work with "green jobs." He's going to fix everything. We … [Read more...]

"Let me hold your crown, babe…"

Discussing Lady Gaga's latest with some friends over email, one of them wrote: ". . . I just love this [by Sara Bareilles] which was up yesterday at Noisy Room and it exactly reflects my feelings about Obama..." Heard in on the radio this weekend and thought it was pretty cute, but hadn't thought of Obama. So let me thank you for your time And try not to waste any more of mine Get out of here fast I hate to break it to you babe But I'm not drowning There's no one here to save Who cares if … [Read more...]

Eavesdropping on Barack & Rahm – UPDATE

During the 2008 campaign, I wrote a little playlet wherein Candidate Obama--his poll numbers dipping with the emergence of Gov. Palin--visited Bill Clinton for advice on how to win. Don Clinton: (leering a little) She's got nice legs, that Governor p*tana, eh? I wouldn't mind me some of that. Get me an Executive Office Spanking in Anchorage, that's what I say, Haw Haw! Get us a game of "Mayor, May I? Haw! That li'l girl's got spunk. I love spunk. My ol' consigliere and her oughta get … [Read more...]