Obama, BP, Oilmoney & the Press – UPDATED

So, the Gulf may have to deal with as much as <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/04/AR2010050404118_pf.html".40,000 barrels of oil seeping into it, every day, for a while.And...the Obama government exempted BP from an impact review last year.And...President Obama, who hates big oil, big coal, big energy, was on the receiving end of more money from BP than anyone else in politics.And...the President's party is fundraising off of the … [Read more...]

Obama: Makin' Friends! UPDATED

Obama wags his finger in the face of Canadian PM HarperWhen people wag a finger in my face, I reach out and cover their hand and say some variation of "don't say another word to me until you put that finger away." The variations are not always courtly, but they get the point across.Awful picture. Awful optics. But I get the impression that Obama and his crew think these sorts of pictures make him look good. He's sticking it to the man, or something.The look on Harper's face, I can't … [Read more...]

Deadline linking – UPDATES

First I wrote something long and angry and decided that after five years of blogging I should know better than to write angry, so I dumped it.Then I got busy with something that I actually have to write on deadline.Then, I took a break, mosey'd over to Deacon Greg's establishment and found this:"From the beginning and throughout history, Peter has often been a wobbly rock, a source of scandal, corrupt, and yet this is the one - and his successors - whose task is to hold us together so that … [Read more...]

Kos-polling Rightleaning Bloggers

John Hawkins' latest poll takes a few of the questions asked in a dubious dailykos poll . I am actually surprised at one or two of these answers. You can probably figure out my responses.Check it out here.Oh, an in other news, Obama -by not interfering with the Iraq situation (including withdrawal timelines) that he "inherited" from George W. Bush- declares via Biden and Gibbs that Iraq is his greatest accomplishment.The spin is mind-blowing. And pathetic. More thoughts on that nonsense … [Read more...]

Evil Tax Cuts & Humpty Words

Like Instapundit, I have no problem with inaccurate news stories being corrected (although pulling them altogether is a bit dramatic), and so I am happy to read the correct information, which the press has quickly presented to us.The official said when the administration saw the story, published yesterday afternoon, they contacted one of the Reuters White House correspondents.The White House pushed these points:- Our budget explicitly calls for permanently extending the Bush tax cuts … [Read more...]

Final thoughts on SOTU

Three posts are enough. But let me show you two images from the speech, both sent by readers:The story here is not J-Nap resting her eyes (or being transported into a happy place by Obama's transcendent presence), but the expression on Rahm Emmanuel's face.He seems rapt -as in enraptured- doesn't he?I'm not sure if his expression is one of parental pride or deep devotion or basic smugness, but overall it's cat-with-mouthful-of-canary to me. It begs a caption, so be my guest, but do … [Read more...]

Obamaporta-prompta; Symptom of Distress?

A Shrinking Presidential PerspectiveNecessity being the mother of invention, it appears that Barack Obama has needed, and thus invented, the Portable President Kit, consisting of two teleprompters with accompanying equipment and a traveling Don't-You-Know-Who-I-Am-I-Am-The-President-That's-Who Podium With Presidential Seal, which Barack Obama takes with him, everywhere he goes.That means he brings it to an elementary school, for use in addressing the press (something past-and-moronic … [Read more...]

Brown's Win and Obama's Iraq

Keep on Truckin'Just two quick thoughts on the fascinating and stunning victory of Republican Scott Brown over the Democrat, Martha Coakley, and both of them respond to remarks heard on television after Coakley's concession:1) Juan Williams and Sean Hannity discussing what this means for Obamacare. In response to the notion that this unprecedented upset might inspire Barack Obama to -like Bill Clinton in 1994 - adjust and step center to meet the mood of the country, Williams says, "it's … [Read more...]

Random Must-Reads

Collected in my tab-bar since I started feeling cruddy - might as well share with you all the things I have either read or "been meaning to get to reading..." All submitted mostly without comment, because I'm still not 100%."We are at war...":The president went on to say that while America will strengthen its defenses, "we will not succumb to a siege mentality that sacrifices the open society and liberties and values that we cherish as Americans, because great and proud nations don't … [Read more...]

Who do you trust?

Whom to trust? The public is angry at big finance on Wall Street, whose greed and recklessness helped to cause the panic that tore holes through retirement accounts. It is angrier at a big spending, big regulating government that started the mess with its warping of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (It is as if we asked a heroin dealer to help wean an addict off his habit.) The public was angry with Bush, and is becoming even angrier, more quickly with Obama.The people wanted tight-fisted sobriety … [Read more...]