Monthly Archives: September 2010

Iran to release one of three captured US hikers

From BBC News:

Iran is to free on Saturday one of three detained American hikers accused of espionage, officials in Tehran say.

An Iranian official named her as Sarah Shourd, 31. No reason has been given for her release.

She was seized with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 27, last July. Tehran accuses them of entering illegally and having links to US intelligence. [Read More]



Pastor rules out Koran burning ‘for now’

From The Telegraph in the UK

Terry Jones, a radical evangelist preacher, said the book burning was off while he held talks over a Muslim cleric’s plans to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Centre that was destroyed in the September 11 terror attacks nine years ago.

“Right now we have plans not to do it,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America programme.

“We believe that the imam is going to keep his word, what he promised us yesterday … We believe that we are, as he said, and promised, going to meet with the imam in New York tomorrow.”

Mr Jones is flying to New York in a bid to persuade Feisal Abdul Rauf.. [Read More]

Terry Jones, a radical evangelist preacher, said the book burning was off while he held talks over a Muslim cleric’s plans to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Centre that was destroyed in the September 11 terror attacks nine years ago.

“Right now we have plans not to do it,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America programme.

“We believe that the imam is going to keep his word, what he promised us yesterday … We believe that we are, as he said, and promised, going to meet with the imam in New York tomorrow.”

Mr Jones is flying to New York in a bid to persuade Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Islamic cleric behind the controversial Ground Zero mosque project to cancel it in return for abandoning his planned ceremony to burn 200 copies of the Koran.

Mr Rauf, a cleric who works with the US State Department to improve America’s relations with the Muslim world, argues the mosque would be used to promote inter-faith peace.

But his plan has become a major controversy ahead of the September 11 anniversary midterm and sensitive US congressional elections on November 2.

Radical opponents, such as the Florida pastor, have accused the mosque’s supporters of creating a monument honouring the Islamist terrorists who carried out the September 11 attacks.

Mr Jones, facing international condemnation and possible action from the US authorities, has now tried to cast himself as having single-handedly resolved the mosque standoff thanks to his threat to desecrate the Koran.

The imam of Mecca said on Friday that the pastor’s threat to burn copies of the Koran was an incitement to “terrorism”.

“The call to burn copies of our holy book is a form of terrorism and an incitement to terrorism,” Saleh bin Humaid said in a sermon marking the Muslim feast of Eid.

With Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri among the sea of worshippers thronging Islam’s holiest city, Mr Humaid said that burning the Koran would be “aggression against Islam”.

“It is shameful to attribute this act to the freedom of expression,” he said. “This is an act of aggression against Islam and its followers.”

At least 11 Afghans were wounded when stone throwing protesters attacked a Nato base in the north of Afghanistan.

A crowd, estimated at 10,000 by officials in the Badakhshan province, poured into the streets of Faizabad on Friday morning after special Eid prayers to mark the end of Muslim Ramadan.

The protests quickly turned violent and, according to reports, a man was shot dead when German troops inside the Nato base opened fire after they were attacked.

Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, phoned the Florida pastor on Thursday night and asked him to reconsider his plans to burn Korans on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, because it could have endangered the lives of American troops.

President Barack Obama earlier warned that the plans served as a “recruitment bonanza for al-Qaeda”, and were “completely contrary to our values”. Burning the Koran could provoke a wave of terrorist attacks on the West.

What Has Ed Rendell Been Smoking?

Last night the Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, attacked Republicans, saying members of the GOP “are nuts” and “flat-out crazy.”

What have you been smoking, Ed? Whatever it is, there’s no question about it – you inhaled! Republicans are flat-out crazy, Rendell? We’re the Fruit Loops? Crap, Rendell, I can’t resist this one. I was going to take the night off from opinion writing but hey, you just opened a big can of liberal worms, Rendell, so I’ll give you a bit of a history lesson. It seems you have conveniently forgotten which party produces flat-out crazy Fruit Loops on an assembly line basis. Hopes this fires a few of your neurons and jumps your synapse – your frontal lobe sure needs some stimulus. Apparently your lobotomy didn’t do the job. Anyway, class is in session:

Richard Gere

Like my friend Slingbrush said, I could have been a liberal, too, Richard. But I don’t like paying taxes or having gerbils shoved up my ass. Do you know why gerbils don’t drive? Because they can’t get out of Gere! I know you dispute the story of your critter infestation, so let me just say that this whole incident only happened – allegedly. I’m sure glad you got to the bottom of this, Richard…you just cleared up the hole situation for all of us! I sure was confused there for a while, Richard. Apparently, you advocate on behalf of hamsters to the detriment of gerbils. But let me tell you something in case you want to reconsider. Gerbils have more white meat! Regardless of whether it really happened or not, Richard, you have become infamous. In fact, you inspired the Legend of the Rectal Gerbil:

A 26-year-old man was admitted to California’s Cedars-Sinai Hospital emergency room with a complaint of lower abdominal pains and rectal bleeding. He refused to talk to doctors about what his problem was in any detail, but did indicate that they should examine his anal area.

Doctors were reluctant at first in that the bloody anal leakage was particularly unpleasant, but eventually one brave soul dared to examine the area with the aid of a speculum. In the odious passage, he found bloody stools and what looked like the backside of a gerbil.

“Is that the backside of a gerbil?” the doctor asked the patient. The patient tried to change the subject, but then nodded in embarrassment and went back to writhing in pain.

One of the younger doctors had heard of such an incident before. Apparently, some particularly bizarre individuals got their sexual thrills by inserting a paper towel tube into their rear end and then, by convincing a gerbil that this was just another habbitrail tube, enticed the creature to crawl into them. As the animal expired in the unhealthy environment, it wriggled and clawed which gave its host an intense thrill. The animal was then ejected through normal bowel-movement means. In this case, though, it appeared that the gerbil’s struggles had so irritated the bowel wall that it had swollen, trapping the pitiful creature, which was, somehow, still squirming about.

The doctors gave the patient a generous supply of morphine and then tried to decide how to free the animal. An intern had an idea that they might be able to slip it out with sufficient lubrication, but first they’d have to see if the animal was holding on with its claws. To determine exactly what the situation was, he reinserted the speculum and, to better see, lit his lighter.

The flame from the lighter had more effect than anticipated. It ignited a pocket of intestinal gas within the patient, causing a burst of flame to shoot forth, sending the patient flying off the table in one direction and blowing the intern across the room in the other. The intern was dazed, but in a moment shook off the effect of the blast just enough to realize that he was lying on the floor and that there was a gerbil — horribly smelly and burnt but alive — standing on his chest.

The intern looked the animal square in the eye and said, “Wow. He looks just like Richard Gere.” Then he collapsed in a faint from the pain of his broken nose.

Are you still with me, Ed? Want to read more about it? Okay… go for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YdA9oc1VGY

Ted “Waitress Sandwich” Kennedy

Poor little Ted Kennedy, the guy could never get a break. No need for me to compose some prose in honor of Ted. Everything we need to know is already widely circulating on the web in the form of Ted Kennedy jokes. In fact, Ed, I’ll make it fair by only quoting jokes from your fellow libs. Enjoy, Ed:

  • “Apparently, some punk kids went nuts and tipped over Ted Kennedy” –David Letterman, on the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl parade
  • “Today was President Bush’s inauguration. What a great symbol for our republic, the inauguration. Everyone had a good time. Senator Ted Kennedy was in a good mood, he had a few too many cocktails and was writing his name in the snow.” –David Letterman
  • “Ted Kennedy said today that the Democratic party is still the majority party. That means he’s been drinking again.” –Jay Leno
  • “Did you see who’s campaigning with John Kerry now? Ted Kennedy! Can you imagine those two giant heads coming down the street together? It’s gonna look like a Macy’s Day parade.” —Jay Leno
  • “Ted Kennedy is endorsing John Kerry and I’m wondering – do you really want the endorsement of a guy with a Bloody Mary mustache?” —David Letterman
  • “Declassified papers report that John Kennedy was taking eight different medications a day. He was so wasted; his Secret Service code name was Ted Kennedy.” —Craig Kilborn
  • “It’s Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. This tradition began about 25 years ago down in Washington, D.C. by a quick-thinking Ted Kennedy who was spotted leaving his office with an 18-year-old.” —David Letterman
  • “Ted Kennedy was stopped for going on an airline because his name somehow ended up on a no-fly list. Is this really safe for people — Ted Kennedy driving?” –Craig Kilborn
  • “Just about a half hour ago, the U.S. Senate finished a marathon session on judicial nominees that lasted 30 straight hours. In fact, at 5 a.m. Ted Kennedy was so tired he put his head down on several desks.” —Conan O’Brien
  • “Today in Washington, Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger had lunch with Senator Ted Kennedy. I understand Gloria Allred is now representing the waitress.” —Jay Leno
  • “Schwarzenegger met with President Bush to try and get some money for California and then after the meeting he took Ted Kennedy to lunch. Feeding Ted Kennedy, how much does that cost? In fact, after the bill came Arnold had to go back to President Bush to get more money.” —Jay Leno
  • “After the switch, the Democrats would have 51 seats, the Republicans would have 49 seats, and Senator Ted Kennedy would still need four seats.” —Craig Kilborn, on the changeover in power in the Senate
  • “On Wednesday, President Bush named the Justice Department headquarters after Robert F. Kennedy. Then he went around the corner and named a strip club after Ted.” —Jay Leno

Nancy “If I Were a Young Wart Hog” Pelosi

What can you say about a loon whose face doubles as a snare drum?

Rim Shot! It’s gotten so bad that even Democratic Congressman Bobby Bright (D-AL) is making jokes that Nancy Pelosi might get sick and die. Well, duh, Bobby! With that much Botox juice in your system, who wouldn’t!

Is she your dream girl, Ed? Want me to hook you two up? It could be a marriage made in Heaven, Ed. You’re too loose, she’s too tight. Opposites attract.

Governor Moonbeam

In 1995, the following words spewed out of the mouth of one Jerry Brown:

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs. Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I’m talking about welfare for all.

That was Zen, this is Now, Jerry. I have just one question, Jerry – if you truly believe that nobody should work and that everybody should be on welfare, then why in the Hell are you running for governor again? That’s a job, Jerry. Get it?

Barney Frank

Just read what the Washington Post has to say about the illustrious Barney Frank. It is well-known, documented, and even admitted by the participants themselves. Frank and Stephen L. Gobie were homosexual lovers, Gobie openly admitted that he operated a prostitution ring out of Frank’s Georgetown townhouse and that Frank knew about it. I quote the Washington Post story: “He knew exactly what I was doing,” Gobie said. “It was pretty obvious. If he had to come home early {from work}, he would call home to be sure the coast was clear . . . . He was living vicariously through me. He said it was kind of a thrill, and if he had been 20 years younger he might be doing the same thing.” To be fair, Frank denies knowing anything about the prostitution ring.

I continue on with the Washington Post story:”Although Frank and Gobie differ in some details of their relationship, they agree on the story line. They met on April Fool’s Day 1985. The representative answered a classified ad in the Washington Blade, the local gay weekly. “Exceptionally good-looking, personable, muscular athlete is available. Hot bottom plus large endowment equals a good time.”” I ask you, Ed, if Frank couldn’t keep track of the financial dealings happening under his own roof, why should America trust him to regulate the banking industry?

Jimmy Carter

What can you say about the mental stability of a man who claims he was attacked by a killer rabbit?

Jody Powell tried to cover up for Carter’s mental rabbit fart by calling it a vicious and dangerous “swamp rabbit.” As opposed, I suppose, to a non-swamp rabbit. However, Carter comes off as a flake. Et Tu, Ed?

Alan Grayson

If there was any doubt that liberalism is a mental disease, those doubts are swept away in the presence of Alan Grayson. Here are a few quotes about Grayson from readers of Michelle Malkin’s fantastic blog. First a link to the story and then the comments, which you can see by scrolling down below Michelle’s  blog post about Grayson:

  • “The vile slime flowing from the mouth of Grayson fits well with the Obama administration and the leftists in congress.”
  • “Grayson’s verbal diarrhea sits well with Obama’s diaper policies.”
  • “Fox should invite him on for a full hour with Geraldo. Just make sure to stock the liquor cabinet in the green room with all his favorites. Maybe he’ll share with Geraldo which of his coworkers he would like to spit on.”
  • “This Grayson feller could write RAP lyrics…maybe that’s why Obama likes him. A whitewashed Kanye West.”

Want an example of Grayson’s lunacy, Ed? Watch this, Ed. You might find it interesting because it is about 9-11. And, uh, Ed, didn’t something related to that day happen in Pennsylvania? I mean, just askin’.

Barbara “Ma’am” Boxer

I loved Anthony Del Pellegrino’s dissection of Barbara Boxer. Pellegrino pegged the little runt. “At 4’11’ what Boxer lacks in size and class, she makes up for in attitude.” Pellegrino then drills the lesson home:

Her bitterness on all things political is consistently conveyed every time she pulls out, what colleagues have come to call, the “Boxer Box”, a box she uses whenever she approaches a lectern and speaks. Once on that crate, the words to come out of her mouth are always among the most partisan in Congress and they all lack a little something called intelligence and logic.

ROFL!!! I just can’t stop quoting Pellegrino. He is a master wordsmith! So, here is one more little tidbit for your reading pleasure:

As a woman, her lack of endearing qualities and shrill bitterness is undoubtedly the number one cause of homosexuality among male Californians . They are also qualities that give added reason for not missing that hag when her time in the Senate is up.

We can only hope California gets it right in November. It just might. For the first time ever, Boxer is in a real fight for her political life.

Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters – the poster child for Thorazine. Where was Maxine when they handed out brains? At the wig outlet store? Speaking of wigs, the hideous collection of fur is a size too small – it’s cutting off the blood flow to her brain. And I’m not the only person to think that. Here is what Megan McArdle, the business and economics editor for The Atlantic, has to say about Waters:

Her questions to the bankers are so bizarre that they don’t know what to do.  Ken Lewis looks like a deer in the headlights as Waters asks her about offshore loss mitigation efforts.  He can’t even figure out what she’s talking about, and neither can I.  She also asks the bankers, few of whom are in the credit card business, how many of them have cut credit limits to people on the basis of where they shop.  It’s like watching your crazy aunt challenge your boyfriend to prove that fairies aren’t real.

It seems poor Maxine is always having trouble with banks and bankers. I seem to recall a little affair Maxine currently has going on with the House Ethics Committee. How’s the Hope and Change workin’ out fer ya, Maxine?

John “Lurch” Kerry

A blogger on hotair.com had this to say about Lurch. “God apologizes for creating John Kerry, says it was just a joke gone wrong.” Oh, sure, Kerry. Yacht it up!

I just can’t trust anybody who looks like the butler for the Adams family.

Nuff said. Case closed.

Al “Crazed Sex Poodle” Gore

Al Gore isn’t a nut. He’s the entire friggin’ orchard! He’s a crazed sex poodle wandering the globe in search of a good warming. He became rich and famous perpetuating the Global Warming line. He’s a one-man Ponzi Scheme (allegedly). He’s not your ordinary cereal – he’s Frosted Flakes.

Gavin Newsom

Hypocrisy, thy name is Newsom. In June, 2010, Newsom told the San Diego area East County Magazine that “the environmental catastrophe devastating the Gulf of Mexico is a tragic reminder of why we must take a stand against the oil companies and oppose all offshore drilling off California’s precious coast.” Newsom forgot to tell the reporter that he and the most honorable Mrs. Gavin Newsom had invested between $10,000 and $100,000 In Transocean Inc… Remember Transocean? That’s the company that leased its rig to BP. You know the rest of the story. The details of Newsom’s investment were released by Newsom in his most recently filed economic disclosure statement. It turns out that Newsom has also invested in Dorchester Minerals, Resolute Energy, and Schlumberger Ltd. And even that’s not all. Newsom also invested in Petroleo Brasileiro, the largely state owned oil and gas exploration company in Brazil. Gee, Newsom, thanks for taking a stand!

Charlie Rangel

This guy needs to change his name to Charlie Wrangle. As in how did he wrangle his way out of paying his taxes? And how did he wrangle that deal with the rent-controlled apartments? How did he wrangle official letterhead to solicit donations to his Charles B. Rangel Center at the City College of New York?

Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush (D-IL) was one of 75 Democrats who refused to cut ACORN off at the nuts.

Just so you know who the nuts are, here is the official list: Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Robert Brady D-Pa., Corrine Brown, D-Fla., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Mike Capuano, D-Mass., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Betty Castor, D-Fla., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., James Clyburn, D-S.C., Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Danny Davis, D-Ill., Diane DeGette, D-Colo., Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., Mike Doyle, D-Pa., Donna Edwards, D-Md., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Chakka Fattah, D-Pa., Bob Filner, D-Calif., Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, Al Green, D-Tex., Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Rush Holt, D-N.J., Mike Honda, D-Calif., Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-Ill., Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Tex., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Tex., Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., John Lewis, D-Ga., Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., Markey, D-Mass., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., McDermott, D-Wash., McGovern, D-Mass., Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va., Gwen Moore, D-Wisc., Jim Moran, D-Va., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Richard Neal, D-Mass., John Olver, D-Mass., Frank Pallone, D-N.J., Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., Donald Payne, D-N.J., Jared Polis, D-Colo. , David Price, D-N.C., Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Linda Sánchez, D-Calif., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., David Scott D-Ga., Bobby Scott, D-Va., Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Albio Sires, D-N.J., Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., Pete Stark, D-Calif., Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Diane Watson, D-Calif., Henry Waxman, D-Calif., Robert Wexler, D-Fla., and Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif.

Now, Ed, you’ve got to be wondering why I listed all of those names. Simple, Ed. They’re all Democrats and they are also just as nuts as you are.

Hillary Clinton

She is the reason Bill was paralyzed from the waist down. No worries, Bill got over it.

Conclusion

I could go on, Ed, but even a numbskull like yourself has got to admit that I’ve just given you a lesson in progressive insanity. We’re not nuts, Ed. You are. You’re so left-wing, tree-hugging, welfare-granting nuts that you don’t even realize it. Don’t worry, though. You don’t have to figure it out. The rest of us have already figured it out. We’ll take care of everything for ya on November 2nd. Relax; you’ve got adult supervision now.

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Obama: Failure is thy Name

Obama failuresFail. The word easily glides out past our tongues. Fail. We’re hearing it every day now. We’re hearing it on talk radio. We’re reading it in our magazines, newspapers, and online. It is all over network news stories. Bloggers are sharpening their rhetorical saws and are hacking away at the object of our scorn. Fail. You know who it is. Fail. We all do. The new definition of “Fail” is Obama. I just Googled “Obama’s failures”, the search returned 992,000 results. The only surprise is that it wasn’t over a million. Even his search results are a failure. Obama’s only success, it seems, is that he is truly living down to our expectations.

So, what is it that makes Obama such a colossal failure in life? Is he indeed the reason God created the Peter Principle? Or, is he living proof that the Peter Principle is its own failure? The Peter Principle is based on the theory that a man, or by Obama’s own admission, a dog – rises up through a hierarchy – being placed in ever higher positions as long as they remain competent in the performance of their duties. Eventually, the Peter Principle says, that man will rise to a position where he becomes incompetent.

It goes without saying that the failure formerly known as Zero, has reached his level of incompetency. The evidence is simply too great to come to any other conclusion. For example, Obama’s latest revelation is that he thinks people regard him as a dog. Which might be the result of a self-fulfilling prophesy since he recently announced that he was a mutt, a mongrel dog of mixed breed ancestry. Well, at least that explains why he doesn’t have any papers now, doesn’t it? Having been tossed under the bus, democratic congresscritters are scurrying away from Obama as fast as their little claws can dig through the dirt of Zero’s administration. They are belatedly realizing that they have become failures by association. Zero is toxic.

But what about Zero’s prior positions in life? Has he always been a failure? If so, why did he keep getting higher and higher positions – in apparent defiance of the Peter Principle? Well, let’s see. As a Senator he introduced exactly nothing of consequence by way of proposed legislation. Fail. Before that, as an Illinois State Senator, he made a name for himself by voting present at every opportunity. Fail. As a community organizer, whatever the hell that is, he ingratiated himself into the thuggish Chicago Democratic political machine. Fail. As a lecturer on Constitutional Law, he completely missed the intent of the Bill of Rights. You know his mantra by heart – calling the Bill of Rights a set of negative rights because they don’t spell out what the government “must” do for you. He completely missed the point that the Bill of Rights was designed specifically to protect the populace from would-be tyrants like him. Fail. As Editor of the Harvard Law Review he became the invisible man. Politico has only been able to find one solitary article he wrote for the Harvard Law Review while Editor. It was a minor piece in which Obama advocated abortion. Fail.

It appears that Obama simply fails at everything he does. It’s a habit with him. Habit, now there’s an interesting word. Reminds me of a book I read many moons ago titled “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Written by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, this self-help book has become a must-have guide for people seeking to move from dependence (hmmm, sounds suspiciously like a tenet of leftist doctrine) to independence, also known as self-mastery; interdependence, and finally to self-rejuvenation. Let’s analyze Obama’s history of failures against these seven habits. Perhaps we can peer a little deeper into the habits of the most famous failure in the history of The United States of America. Yes, you got to hand it to him; he’s even a bigger failure than Pee Wee Herman.

Habit 1: Be Proactive

The temptation is to rewrite this habit just for Obama and call it “Be Proactiv®”- as in zit remover. Nope, not going there – sometimes I have to leave the jokes to the reader’s imagination. You’ll figure it out anyway. So, getting back on track, does Obama possess the habit of being proactive? Hmmmm, Obama proposed earth-shattering new socialist health care legislation – but he never introduced his own bill, leaving that for his minions to figure out. He took months to decide to increase troop levels in Afghanistan – while U.S. troops were dying because of inadequate support and foolhardy rules of engagement. Despite his promise of a “Summer of Recovery”, he did nothing all summer to increase employment. In fact, he did just the opposite – eliminating tens of thousands of jobs in the oil industry through his ban on deep-water off-shore drilling. One month he called for fiscal discipline and the need to rein in government spending. Yup, you know it. His words were meaningless and he didn’t do a thing, proactively, to control costs. But he did announce on Labor Day that he wanted an additional $50 billion for another “stimulus” package! Where’s Pee Wee Herman when you really need him, anyway?

The evidence tends toward the reactive side of the equation, not the proactive. Obama is crafty. Obama is cunning. Obama reads the polls and only moves once he thinks he can get away with something. Obama is reactionary – not proactive. Fail.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Obama earns an A in this habit. He has a goal and he is sticking to it. Unfortunately, his goal is the destruction of The United States of America as a world superpower. His goal is to cut America down to size. His goal is to apologize to every tin-horn dictator throughout the globe who has been offended by America’s allegiance to the principle of freedom. Reactionary as Obama may be, he at least makes all of his moves with his end in mind. It’s the wrong end, but he owns it. Success! Or Failure. It truly depends on your point of view.

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Failure rears its ugly head here. America’s economy is going down the drain. So what does Obama put on the top of his list of priorities? Vacation! He goes golfing. He takes the family down to Panama City. Michelle Antoinette heads off to Spain. They relax August away at Martha’s Vineyard where the biggest task on his list of things to do involves purchasing shrimp. He hits the tennis court, which is understandable given the fact he is running a major racquet. He heads back to Chicago for staycations. Naturally, Bo accompanies B.O. on this vacation. Rumor has it that Bo, besides B.O., gets his own jet.

And what about the time when he’s not on vacation? Does he spend it governing? Nope. Not hardly. The bulk of this time is spent campaigning. He is constantly on the campaign trail – attending fund raisers for fellow communists, leftists, progressives, democrats, liberals, socialists, environmentalist whackos, and assorted congressional tramps and thieves.

What about the work of state? How many press conferences has he held? The answer is hardly any at all. He appears to be avoiding the press when he can’t control the questions asked of him. Teleprompters don’t work so great for impromptu speeches. Obama likes real press conferences like he loves his steak – rare.

So what else does Obama do while working for us? Apparently it’s interior decorating. But even this is an utter failure. Have you seen the curtains? Have you seen the new wallpaper, the new couch, and the reupholstered chairs? No? Well, you should. The carpet made national news last week. Seems Obama ordered a quote from Martin Luther King woven into the fabric. Turns out Martin Luther King was quoting someone else. Fail. A blogger who calls himself “The REAL Bob” said this about the new look: “I notice from the other photos on the web that the presidential seal is located directly in front of HIS desk so that you make NO mistake just who the president is. Aside from being a loser, he’s an egomaniac.” Another blogger, going by the moniker of Kelly, critiqued the makeover by saying “This place looks like it was redecorated in early ghetto motif. Next thing you know, BO will put curb finders on the presidential hoopdy and a big velvet picture of Malcolm X over the fireplace.” Fail

And let’s not forget Obama’s super-long workdays. Rumor has it that he likes to sleep in late. And even when his body wakes up – the presidential cerebral cortex is still completely out of it. Must be those 3 a.m. calls interfering with his sleep pattern. Fail.

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

All Hail, to his Excellency, King Obama. He deserves our adulation for being the first post-partisan president. He religiously reaches across the aisle to embrace his Republican brethren. He values input from the minority party – seeking out what is best for America, and not necessarily what is best for Barack Obama. Bull. Fail. Obama’s rhetoric is extremely biased. And that’s putting it mildly. Blame Bush for this. Blame Bush for that. Republications can’t be trusted to drive the car. Conservatives are racists. Conservatives are bitterly clinging to their guns and their religion.

The truth of the matter is that Obama is focused like a laser beam on transforming America into a socialist state. To him, his opinion is the only one that matters. In the language of Transactional Analysis, his philosophy is “I’m OK, You’re Not OK”. Better yet, his opinion could very well be “I’m OK, You’re Irrelevant.” But then, what did we expect from someone who so obviously suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) has been defined for us by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It states that NPD is “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.

Let’s look at each of these elements individually. First, the pervasive pattern of grandiosity – I wrote about Obama’s addiction to this pattern in a previous column. Remember the Greek Columns and elaborate stage set at his nomination speech? Isn’t it funny that the staging was set to make Obama appear to be Zeus, granting us audience on Mount Olympus, where he speaks as if from heaven itself; we listen as mere insignificant mortals, and hear his grandiose plan to save us all – praise Obama!

Then there is his need for admiration. Ever notice how, whenever he speaks in public, that the audience is staged? They are bused in from who knows where, probably the local SEIU headquarters or the defunct ACORN offices. Each member of the audience has been vetted for political correctness. They smile when he smiles. They hold in the laughter when he farts. They figuratively kiss the very ground he walks on. Obama is to be admired. Obama is to be praised. Obama is to be worshiped. Obama is their God.

Oh, Dear Obama, thou who art above all men – Thou who speaketh with the tongue of angels. We thank thee for thy communist philosophy. We thank thee for transforming us into a statist empire. We bow before thee, oh most holy Barry. Save us from our enemy, the burning Bush, most celestial Barry. May thy vengeance be upon Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Joe the Plumber. Redeem us from our sin of voting for Bush’s tax cuts. May we ever be worthy of gazing upon thy goodness and glory. This we say in the name of Barack Obama, Amen. (Cue to Obama descending from the clouds in glory. Cue audio, as Barry’s benevolent voice bestows precious blessings upon all in attendance. May their mortgages be subsidized – May Obama’s stash make everything all better.)

Finally, let’s examine Obama’s lack of empathy. Let’s work up to it. For nearly a quarter of a century, I have known one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s relatives. I will not reveal his name, in order to protect his privacy. But he told me many years ago, that Hillary has cut herself off from her relatives – doesn’t want anything to do with her extended family. This relative lamented Hillary’s lack of empathy for her own kin. Well, Hillary’s faults are small potatoes compared to Obama’s stone cold heart. Remember, Obama is living in the lap of luxury. His every need is taken care of in regal style. He eats his arugula. He has his own private chef. The barber comes to him, not the other way around. Any time he goes anywhere he rides in a 20 vehicle caravan. Or he takes his private helicopter. Or he flies around in his private Boeing 747 – which is the envy of many a Saudi prince. Contrast that with his half-brothers and sisters. Did you know that Obama has eight half-siblings? Seven of them are still living. Do you think they are living the same lifestyle as their own biological half-brother? Right – they’re not. In fact, his half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, lives in a shack on an income of less than $1 a month. Is Obama his brother’s keeper? Not according to Obama. While Barry is self-centeredly living a life fit for a king, George is wondering how he’s going to buy his next meal. Has Obama reached out to his very own brother to offer a helping hand – to show empathy to his own blood? By all appearances, the answer is a resounding “No!” And then there is his aunt Zeituni Onyango, living in the projects in Boston. She’s a different relative, but it’s the same old story. Obama lives in luxury while his own family barely can afford to live. For all his rhetoric, Obama doesn’t appear to want to redistribute any of his personal wealth to those in need – especially his own family. Now take this to its logical conclusion. If Obama doesn’t care for his own family, what are the chances that he cares for you? Fail.

Obama’s track record clearly demonstrates that he doesn’t believe in win/win outcomes. The healthcare legislation he signed made that clear. With over 70 percent of the country against it, Obama rammed it through anyway. The way he treats his own family displays a lack of empathy and the pain of those he should love. Obama is all about winning – as long as he is the one who is winning – Other people? Not so much. Fail.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood

Obama doesn’t seek to understand his critics. He seeks to ridicule them. He ridicules George Bush. He ridicules Dick Cheney. He ridicules those who believe in God (and paradoxically, he turns around and claims to be Christian.). He ridicules those who believe in protecting the integrity of our borders. He ridicules those who question his citizenship because he refuses to produce his birth certificate. He ridicules gun owners. He ridicules corporations. He ridicules business executives. He ridicules white people; just read the quotes about his white mother in his book Dreams of my Father. He demeans Sarah Palin. He attacks vast numbers of the public who reject his communist agenda. Obama doesn’t seek to understand. Instead, he seeks to destroy his opposition – who just happen to be patriots and the true heroes among us. Fail.

Habit 6: Synergize

To synergize is to seek out creative cooperation. It is to foster teamwork. It is to be open-minded. Does this sound like Obama? I didn’t think so. It is important for the American people to understand that behind the code words of liberal, progressive, and Democrat, is a communist philosophy that Obama has embraced since his childhood. He is a Marxist. He wants to take away our freedom and rule over us as a virtual dictator. He puts on the air of jocularity when asked about this subject – laughing off serious questions. But we all see him now for what he really is. The way to discern what Obama is – is accomplished by ignoring what he says and paying attention to what he does. He uses rhetoric to mask his real intentions. Obama is a master of sophistry. He does not seek to synergize. He seeks to dictate terms to us – or else. Fail.

Habit 7: Sharpening the Saw

According to Covey, the habit of sharpening the saw is an actual activity. It is the process of employing specific activities in four areas of life to renew one’s self. Those areas are the physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. I will grant that Obama loves to exercise – to the point where it interferes with what is most important in life. He plays basketball. He is addicted to golf. But then he ruins it all by smoking. So he’s messed up on the physical. Next, social/emotional: Obama loves to socialize, in a superficial sort of way. He enjoys extravagant dinners where he can mingle with the beautiful people. Have you ever noticed that he never invites the poor, working man, SEIU types to his parties? Oh, the power brokers are there, the guys like Andy Stern. But there are no ordinary working people. He doesn’t socialize with them. He considers himself to be among the elite. He wouldn’t be caught dead actually bringing ordinary Americans into his social circle. We’ve already covered his emotional health – such as it is. Fail. We now continue on to his mental abilities. We’ve been sold a bill of goods that Obama is a super-genius that can instantly comprehend how to solve any and all of the world’s problems. But did you take notice that he can’t even count up the right number of states in our union? So much for Barry Einstein – Fail. And then there is the spiritual. Once again, I’ve written a previous column on this topic. My conclusion is that he is no follower of Christ, he has an affinity for Islam, and he definitely worships at the altar of Berry, which is placed in a room covered in mirrors. Fail.

Conclusion

The only habit Obama displays in accordance with The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. However, the end Obama seeks is evil. It is patently obvious that Obama is totally dedicated to transforming The United States of America into a communist/socialist state where government controls and regulates every aspect of our lives. Obama believes that his means justifies his end.

However, lacking any semblance of a functional moral or ethical guide in his life, Obama is once again revealed to be the abject failure that he is. His mind was corrupted from infancy. He was indoctrinated in a philosophy of failure. He preaches failure. His life work is dedicated to destroying success and the successful. He preaches class warfare. He preaches racism. He preaches Karl Marx’s philosophy of the redistribution of wealth. He aligns himself with like-minded people such as The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, and Valerie Jarrett.

His list of monumental failures is stunning:

  • Slow and inept response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  • A failing war strategy in Afghanistan
  • Rising unemployment
  • Failure to secure the nation’s borders
  • Nationalization of General Motors
  • Spending America into financial ruin
  • Failure to address the war on drugs
  • Support for a Mosque at Ground Zero
  • Nationalization of Health Care
  • Bowing to foreign leaders
  • A world-wide apology tour
  • Accepting a Peace Prize for having accomplished absolutely nothing
  • Failure to even attempt to create a budget for Fiscal year 2011, instead simply “deeming” it to have passed Congress
  • Cash for Clunkers
  • CIT files for bankruptcy after receiving TARP funds
  • GMAC demanding bail out money
  • Etc., Etc., Etc…

Fortunately, it appears Obama is going to get his wings clipped on November 2, 2010 in the midterm elections. Until then, the failure train is still chugging along, spewing fraud and deception all along the way. But the groundswell of patriots rising up in defiance of Obama is intensifying. Polls are showing the Democratic Party machine in disarray. It appears likely that the House of Representatives will be wrested from the socialist/communist leadership of the Democratic Party. The Senate is also in play.

Average Americans have had their fill of Obama’s failures. It is anathema to their personal code of honor. Americans want to win. Americans want to succeed. Obama is the antithesis of the American dream. I am confident that the tide is turning. Americans have been awakened to the awfulness of their situation. Liberty is under attack by Obama and his co-conspirators. But there are still countless righteous and patriotic people in America and we are arising in defense of our country.

You’re a loser, Barack Obama. Harry Reid is a loser. Nancy Pelosi is a loser. You are all losers. Fail. Fail. Fail. America will no longer abide your ideology. By now, Obama, you, too, can see November from your house. We win. You lose, you pos. You’re not going to change, Obama. So we will simply remove your friends in November, and remove you two years later.

Success.

The Left is Scared to Death of Religion

The left hates religionI love good political discourse and debate.  Over the past few weeks, I engaged several of my left-of-center friends in discussions on the meaning of government and religion in our daily lives.  A recurring fear became evident in all four of the discussions – religion doesn’t bother them, it scares them to death.  In each of the one-on-ones, a distinct fear of a religious takeover of the government came out.  To a man, they all were concerned that the U.S.A. would become a theocracy at which point religion would be shoved down their throats.

I was stunned.  Which religion would it be?  Catholicism, Baptist, Judiasm, Islam…?  The Constitution prevents the enactment of a national religion of any type and prevents Congress from making any laws that limit our religious freedom.  It is literally in the Constitution .. not interpreted, not re-stated .. it’s in there – to the word.  One might actually argue that as we have pulled God out of government, it has become more corrupt.  Considering the decline of religion in our society, how is this fear of a theocracy rational?  Where does it come from?

Supreme court rules against religionGod has continually been removed from every facet of our public lives.  So much so that now practicing a religion has become a deep dark secret outside of their respective religious communities.  God is being made a bad word, a profanity.  Supreme court cases have time and again used the first amendment to limit religion.  Justice Scalia criticized this tyrannical use of separation of church and state as, “a bulldozer removing religion from American public life”.  Rarely has it been used as intended – to limit government’s power over religion.  Could that be the point of the anti-religious left?  Reduce religion to a point that it is no longer the center of the community.  The disappearance of this powerful societal force would leave a vacuum for the only other societal force of any size in our country – the government.  Now what should we really be afraid of?

Churches have been the centers of American communities since our nation’s beginning.  As in days past, a church is now not only a place to worship, but a place to gather, to commune.  The church leadership often organizes or supports efforts of its members to help those in need within the community. Churches often host educational programs, social gatherings and personal support services.  As churches become less-significant community centers, they lose their influence.  As their influence diminishes, community members turn to government as a replacement. Instead of asking the church community for help when in need, they are forced to extend a begging hand to the government – welfare, jobless benefits, education, you name it.  Where once a person belonged to a community, now they belong to the government.

The systematic removal of religion from American society reminds me of the plot in the Clint Eastwood movie, “Pale Rider”.  The movie is about a group of prospecting gold miners that are on some land that a huge mining company wants the rights to.  The owner spent months breaking their spirits and the prospectors were considering giving up.  Then, a preacher, Mr. Eastwood, shows up at this pivotal moment and brings them back together, gives them hope, and strengthens their resolve.  The owner of the mining company realized that in order to run the people off the land he wanted he needed to get rid of the Preacher.  To oppress a community, you have to strip it of religion – of it’s sense of community.

This irrational fear of organized religion is unfounded.  The oppressive size and reach of government is obvious in our present day society.  Evidence of a power-grabbing, tyrannical church .. not so much.

President Max Headroom

The Last Night of the Proms is Great Britain’s annual culminating triumphal celebration of its culture through classical music and is traditionally held at Royal Albert Hall in London. But in 2002 the Proms were held at Buckingham Palace in a rare departure from the customary location at Royal Albert Hall. The reason why is evident when you watch this short video clip:

Under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, along with the Fanfare Trumpeters of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. Beloved by her countrymen, Queen Elizabeth II is the living symbol of freedom and benevolent rule to countries of the British Empire around the world. A model of decorum and dignity, Queen Elizabeth loves her country and her countrymen, and her subjects love her back – which is evident from the heartfelt anthem you just viewed.

Contrast the dignity of Queen Elizabeth with the gutter behavior of the man who would be America’s King, nay, Messiah.

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The ancient Greeks identified two types of rhetoric. Noble rhetoric uplifts the spirit. Base rhetoric… ah, what the Hell, forget the definition – just replay the Obama clip. That defines it pretty darn well, don’t you think? Hey, Kenya! I know where your village idiot is! Seems we’re now the subjects of President Max Headroom.

Fine, Barack, you won. So I’ll write this column in language you can understand. I hope it helps you comprendo just what we think of you – while we’re all eating our cake, of course.

Barack, you and your guttersnipe friends epitomize all that is wrong in this country. For example, Rangel always reminds me of Pancho Villa, but without the sombrero. Jerrold Nadler is the long-lost twin brother to Jabba the Hut. He also moonlights at night as the Fail Whale. When I see Hillary, I think of Richard Nixon in drag; this is not change I can believe in. Besides, why would we trade a feminine Marxist for a Marxist feminist?

Oh, and mister liberal know-it-all Stephen Hawking – Stand up, Chuck! Let em’ see ya! Frankly, I don’t understand a thing Hawking says and I don’t think he does either! Not that it matters any. You see, God says that because of the laws of physics, Stephen Hawking is not necessary. Okay, that was a bit harsh. Honestly, I find Hawking’s body of work quite useful. One tidbit of wisdom I gleaned from the distinguished professor is that we now know there are aliens. Well of course there are, Stephen! There’s one in the White House.

So, Ann Coulter tells us that Barack, like Hawking, is an atheist. In that case, my apologies go to atheists everywhere. Barry’s in your camp, guys. There went the neighborhood. Personally, I don’t believe for an instant that Barack is an atheist. Barry’s religion is Barry. Barry worships at the altar of Barry. His church is a room full of mirrors. Besides, Barry isn’t worried about rumors that he is Muslim, either. In fact, he said that if he ever starts to worry about it, he will go to Allah for guidance.

A little piece of advice, Barney Frank: Don’t get cocky. You guys are all set to lose the midterm erections…ummm…elections! Besides, catheters piss me off. At least Clinton is funny. Barack Obama is just a pain in the ass. I don’t want to connect with Barack Obama on a “personal level.” Ever. Oh, and one last thing, Al Gore. We can see November from your spouse. Well, ex-spouse. You get the picture. One final question, Barney –do you think the shrimp-buying incident was merely Barack acting out his Swordfish envy? No excuses, Barney. Zombies hate fast food. Oh, yes, vampires suck, too.

And where would we be without Mr. Tingles, a.k.a. Chris Matthews? Rumors suggest that Mr. Tingles has been lapping up too much “tingle” from the urinal of late. Chris, you have no skills beyond the ability to play a scripted role – unless you call being a dedicated ideologue a skill. Chrissie, we all found out recently that Captain Kickass can’t even run meetings without a teleprompter. Now that’s just a lack of executive talent! I would really love to run your teleprompter, Chrissie, just for the giggle factor. Remember the teleprompter scene in Bruce Almighty? Ron Burgundy wasn’t bad either. Those idiots act as though the teleprompter is a magic mirror: “Prompter, Prompter on the wall, who’s the greatest of them all?” So Chrissie, you are still stuck on Style over Substance…and we are almost two years into this administration…you really are a slow learner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCx5DR5oemw&feature=related

And let us not forget Senator “Ma’am” Barbara Boxer. Man…Babs pulls all kinds of crap out of her derriere. How deep does that colon go? Fortunately, I’m a colon expert of sorts. The average human colon is 1.5 meters. The average liberal colon is 1.5 miles. I’d like to kick your ass, Babs, but perhaps I should be more specific as that covers a lot of territory. Babs, you bring a whole new meaning to boxer shorts.

Nancy Pelosi turns 70 today and her face turns 20. Unfortunately, she couldn’t blow out the candles on her cake cuz’ her lips can’t move. Yes, that’s right. There was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand last Friday. But didn’t you hear about the other one? A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Washington, DC. Reports are that Nancy Pelosi’s face is still in the same position.

But Nancy has never let a bit-o-shakin’ to distract her from romance. She really is the belle of the ball. In fact, now that same sex marriages are legal in Washington, DC, Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi have announced a June wedding.

I’m sure Pelosi is going to denounce me by tomorrow at the latest, and she will do so with a straight face – of course, with all that Botox, she has no choice but to say it with a straight face. So, keep a stiff upper lip, Nancy…as well as the forehead and eyebrows. Oh, did you know that Obama’s speechwriter is Joe Biden? Yeah, it’s true. However, Obama’s last speech from the Oval Office was still so dull, that even with her Botox treatments; Pelosi couldn’t keep her eyes open.

Barack, you’re falling in the polls. What’s the matter, dude? Did you leave your Mojo in your other empty suit? You’re waiting for the Main Stream Media to save you? Ha! Don’t hold your breath like they held theirs – waiting eagerly by the mailbox for the Sham Wows you sent them to come in the mail. Now that they’ve got them, they have belatedly discovered its all Sham and no Wow. Currently, a few of those JournoListers have decided to cook themselves up some Obama – with a dash of macaca. I just hope the cooks realize that the Mojo turned into Obamalaise during the past 18 months. Be sure to remind them to always check the expiration dates of Mojo & Swagga brand Obama-related products. Frankly, Barack, I don’t think you ever had any Mojo, only BS. Barack, you remind me of Clackers. I bought them because they looked like fun. But then I had to throw them away after I kept getting hit in the head. Barack, you’re going down in history as the first president not to try to fix what is broken, but as the one who broke everything that was fixed. In other words, the demigod the MSM sold me as “cool” is a dork. Every time Barack opens his mouth I look for a used car being sold behind him.

But there is hope, my friends (channeling my inner John McCain.). “I won.” Nope. You lose. NOVEMBER! You think democrats are in a bad mood now, wait till November 3. Barack, do not get mad with others because they know more than you, it is not their fault.

November is why San Francisco is spending 78 million on anti-suicide netting for the Golden Gate Bridge. Imagine the carnage without it! Oh, and those friggin’ ugly drapes you wasted our money on, Barry…they’re coming down in 2012. That’s when Typhoid Barry loses steam, the oceans return to their normally higher levels, the planet is unhealed, and the crazed sex poodle gets his curly hairs straightened out. Barry isn’t a one term president. He’s a no term president. At least Jimmy and Bill showed up. This guy isn’t even present when he’s there. And in 2012, he won’t be there at all.

Barry, you won’t need that special secret program NASA has been working on for you – Teleprompter Contact Lenses. We’ve read all we want to out of you – and your little teleprompter, too. You’re not in Chicago anymore. So, in conclusion, Barry, please do something else really stupid today so that I can mock you again.

America, take away the Styrofoam columns, the teleprompter, and the Hopey-Changey poster, and there’s nothing there. It was an ad campaign for a fad item.

Hey, Sebelius! Why the long face? It’s not you – we could run Bugs Bunny and win. The carrot’s on me.