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June 08, 2010

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The Dude

Nobama couldn't kick ass in a geriatric ward.

Abe Froman

I have it on good authority that Vice President Biden delivered a can of whoop ass to Obama yesterday and he and his advisors are currently deliberating about the best way to open it. The first concern is that Biden may have accidentally shaken it up while bringing it to the White House in his clown car. They've also commissioned a study on cans with pull tabs to determine the likelihood of injury to Obama's pull finger should it prove to be one of those pesky, hard to open tabs. A potential solution is to simply point the can of whoop ass away from the president and utilize a can opener, but rest assured our best and brightest are working this out as we speak.

Captain Hate

Since ass-kicking is the motif here, is anybody curious that with all the blah-blah about Il Douche's love for basketball there haven't been any clips shown of, you know, him actually playing the game? Particularly given the willingness of Axelrod's ilk to find things to make B+ look good. I think the answer is easy: Like Castro at baseball and Chavez at anything other than filling a toilet, he's no goddamn good. Or to take liberties with Sheldon Lee's phrase: He ain't got game.

Janet

Yeah Captain...it is all a fraud.
LUN is a link from Peter from the other thread about Obama's grades. The MSM tells us he's so smart...prove it.

hit and run

Captain:
is anybody curious that with all the blah-blah about Il Douche's love for basketball there haven't been any clips shown of, you know, him actually playing the game?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59013527@N00/3486355723/sizes/o/>Curious,indeed.

Omigod, Achilles was on every continent?

CH, it's the white in him that can't jump.
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Old Lurker

Looks like DADT applies to the CIC too.

I also see a faggot of sticks.

I see fey not fag.
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God wins when reminiscing about fascism.

er, I guess I mean a bundle of faggots.
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Janet

Here is another fraud...the youth adore Obama.

He is just one more boring adult yammering on and on and on and on...

Kalamazoo High School graduation via Gateway Pundit LUN

bunkerbuster

Speaking of myths:
The speed and unanimity with which the U.S. press shitcanned Helen Thomas should lay to rest the wingnuttery about the press tolerating, let alone embracing, the view that Israelis should leave Palestine.
Good riddance to both, though I have a feeling wingnuts won't let the Thomas affair interfere with their view, which was formed in the absence of fact and logic in the first place.

BobDenver

If Thomas had not retired, I submit that the White House Correspondents would have done nothing, except flap their gums briefly and take her nameplate off the front row seat. She did them a big favor, and now they can all pretend that they're not all gutless.

Gad, what hardened hearts they and you must have.

bunkerbuster, what amused me was the visceral response by the journalists when they heard one of their own speak the truth for once.
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peter

I smell sock puppetry.

Sue

Janet,

The person writing that editorial for the NY Sun needs to hone in on his/her writing skills. Or find an editor. Sheesh.

bunkerbuster

``If Thomas had not retired, I submit that the White House Correspondents would have done nothing..''
Bob D. doesn't read the newspaper. No surprise there. I suspect he gets his views from those heavily edited youtube clips that spread among teabaggers like a virus...

And for the left, forever.

Naw, peter, it's me. I meant that Helen spoke what was in her heart for once after what, a millenium of posing?
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Sorry, Ma.

Er, It is I.
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Perestroika, uh huh, how does that strike ya?

bunkerbuster, the revolution will not be newsprinted, either. And thanks for pointing out our century's and our nation's copying machines.
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Melinda Romanoff

DFTT protocols are still being coded, so self-enforcement until that app is up on the club bulletin board, mind yourselves.

Once again, I don't think so.  No, not this time.

Hmmm, The bad thing about that analogy is the perestroika replaced one bad machine for another. Will that be the case for the replacement for the Chicago Machine?
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Danube of Thought

GOP up nine on Raz generic ballot this week, 44-35.

Danube of Thought

Minus 15 for Obama.

Pofarmer

He looks like a Ferengi standing next to a Klingon.

Melinda Romanoff

The machine arose from the gangs seizing power. Undoubtedly, it will revert to natal form.

After the street wars though...

DebinNC

"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf..."

Obama's nothing but a "talking head".

"A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be."

Is the "standing in the rain" bit supposed to elicit admiration/sympathy? Or signal the drive-bys to run that video in his defense? What a Clymer.

Janet

Sue, Just like fashion...I have zero high ground in judging writing skills!

I remember rambling on in one post and you came to my rescue with, "I think the phrase your looking for is "Jumped the Shark"! LOL!

narciso

Pereztroika was a temporary thing, which recurs rather infrequently in Russian history, rather in frequently as I learned from the notes in Crime and Punishment back in the 1860s under Alexander 11, the 'good czar' in the parlance preferred.

We will fight them on the you fill in the blank.

We got it going on right here, n, in the internet and radio, email and youtube.
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narciso

True, that's why Genakowski and co, including
Chavez loving Mr. Lloyd want to fix the problem, so we only get their spoonfuls of gruel from Minitrue, for our own good of course

Danube of Thought

Pew Research advises that a plurality have now tumbled to the fact that this moron has made the economy worse:

In June 2009, 53 percent of Americans said that Obama's economic program had not impacted the economy or that it was too soon to tell. But in the new survey, that number is down to 38 percent.

At the same time, the percentage of those who say Obama's policies have made things worse climbed from 16 percent a year ago to 29 percent. Twenty-three percent said his policies had made things better compared to 26 percent last June.

Danube of Thought

I forgot: Heckuva job, Barry.

Danube of Thought

Glenn Greenwald discourses on our adversarial, watchdog Fourth Estate gamboling at the Bidens' water-pistol party for "journalists":


I personally don't think that these types of interactions "violate journalistic ethics" because I don't think such a thing exists for them. Rather, all of this just helpfully reveals what our nation's leading "journalists" really are: desperate worshipers of political power who are far more eager to be part of it and to serve it than to act as adversarial checks against it -- and who, in fact, are Royal Court Spokespeople regardless of which monarch is ruling. That's why they're invited into the heart of Versailles to frolic with the King's most trusted aides: it's their reward for loyal service as Court courtiers. Just marvel at the self-abasing joy in which Ed Henry wallows by virtue of getting to play water sports with Emanuel and the Bidens. He sounds like a gushing pre-adolescent who just met his favorite boy band idol and got his water gun signed. Digby asks, quite rhetorically: "do you think this sort of thing makes it easier or more difficult for journalists to maintain their independence?"

gmax

You know what is really chapping ol Bunkie? Helen seat is going to Fox News! That is enough to make a moonbat's head spin around. One liberal let slip what they all think, and its cost them rebounding position on the one beacon able to penetrate their fog machine!

Clarice

DOT--Just in from AP:
Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.

Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under police questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30.
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Unless Peru agrees to let him serve his sentence in Aruba, he is much worse off than a conviction on the Halloway case would have gotten him, and, of course, Aruban authorities look terrible, having released him to murder again.

Clarice

P.S. someone asked the other day if Joran had siblings. I thought he did not. The AP article says he has 2 brothers.

Janet the Luddite

DoT, Lun the 4th picture down shows Wolf Blitzer grinning at the super soaker party.

...and we mistakenly thought it was a cocktail party circuit!

narciso

Karma eventually comes calling as it did for OJ, although he really is going to wish before
it's over that he had stayed in Aruba

Old Lurker

Narciso: "as I learned from the notes in Crime and Punishment"

Now THAT explains a lot about our friend Narciso!

DoT I think you also forgot to tell us the Day Number for today.

Ignatz

The problem with narcissists is they're always acting a part, trying to look like what they think normal people look like, consequently they often overcompensate with insipid drolleries like "ass to kick".
LBJ looked more presidential picking his dog up by the ears.

fdcol63

Maybe Helen Thomas will do us all a favor and move back to Lebanon.

fdcol63

I hope today's primaries show that Obama will be a one-termer.

peter

That Kalamazoo graduation is on video at Gawker. Hilarious. Obama droning on and on about himself. That kid in the back ought to go on the talk shows.

fdcol63

So, Obama has been in control of the Gulf situation from Day 1, but now he's angry ... oh, so angry ... at the cleanup effort?

Doesn't sound like mature, effective leadership to me.

Danube of Thought

Spot on, OL: Obama held hostage, Day 50.

Yes, I believe ol' Joran will spend many, many a long night wishing he had never left Aruba. Saw Greta last night opining that he will never confess to the Natalie killing because he's a sociopath who delights in tormenting people.

And I would say LBJ even looked more presidential when he showed us his gall bladder scar.

narciso

Obama is "collecting his winnings, rounding up the usual suspects" like Renault, who knew
who they were because they had paid him off.
Tom Bower's latest book is shows how rightfully derisive the middle management
were toward Lord Browne's "Beyond Petroleum"
slogan, leaning toward the climate change
scam, which in the end, still put them in the crosshairs

Pofarmer

Yep, Obama has never actually led anything, so, he's trying to mimic what he thinks a leader would do.

Chris

"Spot on, OL: Obama held hostage, Day 50."

America held hostage, day 500, give or take.

Neo

Perhaps Obama missed the “Kick Me” sign that Bush pasted to his back … just wait till he sees it … he will kick his own ass … as soon as he catches himself

fdcol63

Seems like a better strategy would have been to morph into an "energy" company and to change your corporate name entirely, getting rid of all references to "petroleum".

But what do I know.

Pofarmer

Perhaps Obama missed the “Kick Me” sign that Bush pasted to his back … just wait till he sees it … he will kick his own ass … as soon as he catches himself

From "Raising Arizona"

He couldn't find his ass with a bell tied to it.

Sue

Janet,

I don't care about the writing skills normally. Mine suck too. But I'm not writing an editorial for the NY Sun. And I don't have an editor. Anyway, the point made in the editorial was a good one, it just kind of lost its punch when words were misspelled, typos were all over and sentences made no sense or were incomplete.

Neo

I recommend that BP rename themselves to something that nobody, including themselves, can pronounce.

jimmyk

Joran Vandersloot has admitted to murdering the girl in Peru.

Surprising, as he seems like the sort of jerk who thinks he can get away with anything. I'm guessing the Peruvian authorities can be a little more "persuasive" than, say, American police can be.

Surprising, as he seems like the sort of jerk who thinks he can get away with anything. I'm guessing the Peruvian authorities can be a little more "persuasive" than, say, American police can be.

narciso

If they had changed back to Anglo Persian, most people would think it had something to
do with cats

jimmyk

oops.

Ignatz

--And I would say LBJ even looked more presidential when he showed us his gall bladder scar.--

Heh. Forgot about that one.

narciso

You can say that again, jimmy

Fredrik Nyman

Can we call him the furious won?


Maybe he could do the Chicago thing, like Mayor Daley, and point a gun at a reporter? Or maybe "be authentic" and shoot someone?

A premier look.

I'm not going to be impressed until he pounds the table with his shoe.
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LouP

"...so I know whose ass to kick..."

Because he can't find his own?

Lord Whorfin says Obama still can't jump

I don'tknow why, but I just thought of the following phrase:

"Busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest"

Unfortunately, BO has no legs.

Lord Whorfin says Obama still can't jump

BTW- whose ass to kick?? Look in the mirror, Champ.

Melinda Romanoff

Second rig leaking might mean that not all the oil in the gulf is BP's problem.

Old Dad

The President has made so many rookie mistakes--where to begin? First, never play politics when you're in crisis management mode. The crisis will kick your ass and politics won't save you. He's learning this one the hard way.

Always clearly delineate objectives, areas of responsibility, chain of command, accountability measures, rewards, penalties, timelines--you know, the stuff that the Manager at Jiffy Lube knows how to do.

Build a team. FDR hated public utilties until he needed them to win WWII. The President should not have alienated BP. They were already getting their asses kicked by the laws of nature. The President should have built a coalition of energy companies, allies, state, local, and federal agencies, citizen groups. Who puts up sandbags in a flood? People with skin in the game, and they don't ask about cost.

Sell your plan. Stakeholders want the executive to succeed, and they're a helluva lot more likely to support you if they know you have a plan. Tactical failures can be explained, but you better be able to find your ass with both hands.

In other words Mr. President--epic fail.

Danube of Thought

The navy, as usual, has its own contribution: He couldn't find his ass with a five-hand working party.

And we might add that he couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.

Janet


Maybe he could do the Chicago thing, like Mayor Daley, and point a gun at a reporter?

Wasn't that about putting the gun up the reporter's butt?...and now Obama and ass kicking. I'm beginning to think these leftists have a tushie fetish.

Obama the furious one can use the gladiator name...Buttocks Glorioso

bgates

He's learning this one the hard way.

Well, he's experiencing it, anyway. Learning seems a bit much to hope for.

I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be

I'd have thought the fishermen would have had enough sense to come in out of the rain.

Captain Hate

Laura Ingraham just had something about Il Douche putting together a task force to sell the public on the benefits of Bameloreid Death Care. This should be seen as a high colonic to all the squishes and eeyores (AllahPerezHilton, I'm looking right at you) stating that repeal is a winning issue and not to shy away from it like the gutless Repukes would have you.

LouP

I simply don't get it. Despite all that has happened in the last 2 weeks, this morning Obama's approval ratings are up! He's been pretty rock solid at around 47% for months; this morning RCP is reporting 48.2%.

This is a very serious problem. We here at JOM might understand how incompetent this administation is, but the flim-flam is winning in the public opinion polls.

I'd have thought that the environmentalists would have started abandoning ship, and that the Jews would be seeing the light. And after those high profile parties at the WH, I'd have thought that blacks would begin to wonder if he really was "one of us." Etc., etc., etc. But it ain't happening.

I. Just. Don't. Get. It!

Danube of Thought

Lou, there are scores of millions of Americans who hardly pay attention to political matters even at election time, let alone in off-years.

The Raz numbers on Strong Approval and Strong Disapproval among likely voters are much more meaningful, because they tend to focus the sample toward the people who are staying abreast of events.

jimmyk

I. Just. Don't. Get. It!

I still haven't gotten the original 53%, so I've given up trying to explain the current numbers. But it may be like Clinton--people hate his policies, hate the Dems in Congress, but just find him personally irresistible (tingle, tingle).

Danube of Thought

Katrina van den Heuvel muses on the vile harridan Thomas:

Her remarks were offensive, but considering her journalistic moxie and courage over many decades — in sharp contrast to the despicable deeds committed by so many littering the Washington political scene — isn’t there room for someone who made a mistake, apologized for it and wants to continue speaking truth to power and asking tough questions?

I just love "speaking truth to power." That asinine phrase really makes those dopes feel good, doesn't it.

gmax

Katrina babblespeak translate, we think Helen was right, just should not have been so honest about her intention. Why she could have gone on and on about Free Gaza ( just like Free Mumia ) and the humanitarian aid and how horrible it was for the peaceful residents of Palestine, and we would have all stood back and cheered. But now we are forced to push her off the plank, elsewise folks might see that a mere scratch below the surface reveals the left is but a fascist waiting for an opportunity to exploit.

Janet

Boy this is depressing -
LUN Peter Singer article at the NYT - Should this be the Last Generation.

The insanity of one is understandable, but the comments agreeing with him are really frightening.
I guess without God and with only their own wants mattering...then life is pointless. Godless leftist ideology is a dead end. Not hope...exactly the opposite...hopelessness.

LouP

DOT, I hear 'ya. But the low percentage of voters - which is what? 20%? 30%? - that pay attention and are engaged, don't win elections. It's that vast body of uninformed voters, who have a vote that counts just as much as mine and yours, that win the elections. They're not getting it, and they're going the wrong way.

"Truth to Power" was the first big lie. The real, secret motto for that crowd is "Spin, Blame, Lie to Power."

DebinNC

Wizbang has a piece today on Obama's unfixable problem...himself, which no amount of reinventing or spinning can/will solve.

Captain Hate

gmax translates Katranny pretty accurately.
Too bad that under Van Den Hooter's stewardship (thanks Daddy) that the Nation has as much allure to readers as she does to heterosexual men; otherwise she could let Helen continue her troof to pauer insanity.

bio mom

That rise in Obama approval is due to the addition of the usual Obama rescue poll from ABC/Washington Post that just came out with him at 52%. It is an all adults poll with a big Dem sample. To really track his numbers you need to follow just one or two polls regularly that track frequently like rasmussen or gallup.

bio mom

Never read anything written by Peter Singer. The man is an amoral shell.

PDinDetroit

Obama supports MLB decision to not award a Perfect Game to Galarraga. LUN.

Porchlight

I love that photo at the martial arts demonstration. FWIW Zombie who took photos outside the famous SF "bitter clingers" fundraiser, says Obama has a distinct sway to his walk, which I'm certain prepares him even more fully to kick that ass when he finds it.

LouP

On a lighter note... And I know this wouldn't work and probably would backfire badly, but...

Wouldn't you like to see the INITIAL reaction from the Left if Bush, Cheney, and Rove were to call a joint news conference and declare: since they are going to get the blame anyway for all that the Obama administration can't and won't do, they have decided to volunteer to come back and fix the mess that the Left accuses them of leaving, and that Obama is incapable of dealing with ...

Porchlight

The proper response to Singer's eugenic fantasies is "You go first. Thanks."

Mustang0302

Bless his little heart, that photo is simply precious.

Roy "BHO" Mercer : "Well, By God! I'm gonna come down there and kick somebody's ass! How big a boy are you?"

Janet

Really funny Mustang0302!

Ignatz

Singer is a profoundly shallow fool but even he says he still thinks life is worth living for most people and he is not yet ready to take a bullet for Gaia.
If you're "defective" in some way however, other than being an idiot like him of course, he is not quite so convinced of your right to exist.

jimmyk

the Nation has as much allure to readers as she does to heterosexual men

What did Calvin Trillin (one of the few liberals with a sense of humor) say about the Nation? Something like it's only read by a few aging hippies and librarians.

PDinDetroit

Ah yes, now we have President Pugilist threatening to "kick someones ass". If he throws a punch like he throws a baseball, then only a 3rd grade girl would have anything to worry about. Maybe.

He clearly has a glass chin as he cannot take the slightest criticism. His ears are ripe for becoming cauliflowers at the most gentle of "boxing". Looking at the picture TM posted above, he even cringes behind "mommies skirt" at the slightest hint of violence.

President Pantywaist Indeed.

matt

Putin actually practices martial arts. Obama stands there looking like a fool watching them.

MayBee

The speed and unanimity with which the U.S. press shitcanned Helen Thomas should lay to rest the wingnuttery about the press tolerating, let alone embracing, the view that Israelis should leave Palestine.

Every single report about her indicates the members of press knew about her views and not only tolerated them- but honored her.
It was only when she let her views out in public that they decided not to tolerate her any more.

Danube of Thought

Lou, any incumbent who is below 50% approval among likely voters is an incumbent in trouble. And right now the phenomenal nine-point GOP lead on the generic congressional ballot is absolutely ominous for Dems in the fall.

hit and run

I'm so glad you showed up today of all days,MayBee...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYBEE!!!

Melinda Romanoff

Happy Birthday, Maybee!

Pagar

"It's that vast body of uninformed Voters."

"UNREAL: Students Get Partial Credit For Incorrect Answers On N. Y. State Math Test; Some Students Received Credit For Not Even Answering Questions"


Remember the leftists want everyone to be able to register to vote. How many students functioning at the level the article indicates do you suppose voted for Obama?

Danube of Thought

Ed Morrissey takes a look at the internals of that ABC poll:

Now would be a good time to look at that sampling. Despite numerous polls this year showing the partisan identification gap between Democrats and Republicans narrowing to its smallest number in at least five years, the Post’s sample shows 34% Democrats, 25% Republicans, and 38% independents among the registered voters in this survey of the general adult population. To put that in perspective, Barack Obama won the presidential election in 2008 with a seven-point advantage in the national popular vote — in what was a big turnout year for Democrats.

In April, Gallup put the partisan gap down to a single point. Take the eight point advantage away from Democrats, and that opinion of Tea Parties would undoubtedly shift back into positive territory.

That might also have some impact on Barack Obama’s approval rating, too. They have it at 52/45, down from 54/44 two months ago. That eight-point shift would more or less reverse Obama’s approval rating, putting him in roughly the same position as Gallup and Rasmussen, in the mid-40s or lower. Even without the correction, Obama is seriously underwater on the federal deficit (39/56) and now on the oil spill (44/49). Obama got his best rating in months on the economy, just as jobs have started to slide again, 50/49.

Old Lurker

HB, Maybee.

PDinDetroit

Happy B-Day Maybee, with many more to come.

Danube of Thought

Beautiful YouTube on President Oilspill.

PDinDetroit

DoT - other than that video, is the a real timeline that someone has put together on the President's Actions/Inactions concerning the Oil Spill?

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