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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Obama: "I just took an action to change the law."

Every damn time Obama goes off script he makes a fool of himself and sometimes he inadvertently speaks the truth. The White House position had been that he had not attempted to change immigration law but merely set deportation priorities through a tortured interpretation of prosecutorial discretion. While being heckled in Chicago the Great Communicator let the cat out of the bag with, "But what you are not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law." 
If you prefer to skip the presidential stuttering and stammering that admission comes at about 2:30 into the clip.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Michael Brown: 45 nanograms of THC in his system

  Michael Brown had so much THC in his system, he would have been arrested in Colorado which allows 5 nanograms.
  According to the evidence presented to the grand jury , Frank Beckmann who has read the documents, reported today that Michael Brown's THC level was 45 nanograms.
  The marijuana spin machine is hard at work trying to prove being that high made no difference (activist Rev. Charles Williams said, "If he was that high, how could he have harmed anyone" on WJR this morning).
  But to have smoked that much marijuana may have had more to do with Brown's death than his defenders admit.
  And how interesting that people are burning buildings, screaming and throwing rocks at cops complaining about "police violence."
  "We want police violence to stop," the protesters scream, in between burning buildings, cars and looting businesses.

Black activist: 300 lb man is "boy"

  Lotta stupid, irresponsible stuff being said in the light of the Ferguson nightmare, especially on MSNBC, where the commentators are openly deriding the rule of law, criticizing the decision and echoing Obama claiming our system of judicial and legal checks and balances are structurally unsound and needsrepair.
  One meme the Left has drilled their automatons to say is that there is a "war on Black boys."
  So I guess if you weigh 300 and are 6 feet 5 inches tall and 18 years old you are a "boy." A 300 pound giant who attacks a
  I feel equally disgusted when the right refers to soldiers and "kids" and "boys and girls."
  Frankly, it infuriates me.
  Presumably because we are living longer, we can now comfortably refer to large, accountable human beings as "kids" because at 18 they are further away from 90 than most of us.
  Never mind that in other countries and in our past, those "kids" were married and had babies by that age. Now they just have babies but are themselves called "kids," like Michael Brown's mother who is only 15 or 16 years older than her son.
  This is all part of the infantilization of the culture and the encouragement of dependence on the smart people who know a lot more than we, the idiots, know.
  This infantilization and contempt of the common man is no better exemplified than in Bill Maher's latest most outrageous statement that he agrees with the contemptible Jonathan Gruber that Americans are stupid.
 MAHER: I'm bringing this up because this guy, Jonathan Gruber, he's an M.I.T. professor who worked on the Obama health care plan. Big controversy because they found a tape of him basically saying that the American people are stupid because he -- a lot of tapes -- because what he was saying to get the bill passed we had to do a lot of sleight of hand or else they would not have voted for it. If we called it a "tax" -- even though it was a tax -- you have to basically slip a pill in the dog's food in a piece of ham to get the dog to eat the pill. I agree, and I've heard nobody else in America say that. Everybody on the left and the right: "Oh, how could he call American's stupid?
Jonathan Gruber, you have met your soulmate. How is this even controversial, I have no idea.
  Several things are going on here.
  First, Maher and Gruber are actually calling Democrats--their own constituency--stupid because conservatives knew EXACTLY what tricks were being played to get the thing passed.
  Second, just because you are uninformed you are not stupid.
  Third, that's really nice. You get people where you want them--uninformed, dependent--and then you make fun of them for being stupid. 
  Let's not forget that Barack Obama met with the protesters and is alleged to have said: "Stay the course" to the activists.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Obama does little to quell unrest after Ferguson decision

  Now that we've heard the grand jury's verdict on Ferguson, we are treated to an Obama lecture on "progress." How bizarre to watch a split screen of the Lecturer in Chief on the right and hoodied anarchists in Ferguson blowing a car up and the streets filled with smoke and destruction.
  Though Obama couches his language as a need for "peace," his message is hardly veiled.
 that 1) people are right to be angry  2)  they have a right to protest   3) "communities of color aren't just making these problems up"  4)  America has a problem with the "law applied in discriminatory fashion"  5) this is an "opportunity to seize the moment."  6) there is deep distrust of the police by the Black community.
  Now what do all these comments mean?
  Though he limply decries violence, Obama is again using this situation as a wedge issue to take advantage of racial unrest.
  What a shame this man has been.
  He could have brought so much in the way of healing, health and good will to this nation and yet he continues to grind the racial unrest issue.
  Meanwhile Sharpton's goons will be on the streets. 
  Holder will be lurking waiting to either slink away because of the lack of evidence or challenge Wilson on a federal basis.
  MSNBC will be shilling for the grievance industry, regardless the evidence.
  And race relations will get worse.

George H.W. Bush's amnesty and the four Pinocchio lie

The Washington Post asked " Did Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants?"
The answer is a resounding no, earning the White House and all of its sycophants in the media four Pinocchios.
To put Bush's amnesty in context it made the third page in the New York Times. The Post fact checker concludes;
Indeed, the 100,000 estimate that the INS gave on the day of the announcement might have been optimistic. Fewer than 50,000 applications had been received before the policy was superseded by a new law. The numbers generated by that law — a little more than 140,000 — further indicate that the universe of potential applicants was much smaller than 1.5 million, especially given that the law eased restrictions even more.
In the end, 200,000 amounts to about 6 percent of the illegal immigrant population at the time, not 40 percent. Small wonder the White House prefers the larger number.
To recap, the White House seized on a single news report, which cited an estimate much higher than any other news organization. Meanwhile, officials ignored other contemporaneous reporting using much lower figures — as well as the actual outcome of the policy. That’s worthy of Four Pinocchios.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Obama: Absolutely not legitimate for future presidents to follow my lead on executive action.

This interview says as much about George Stephanopoulos as it does Barack Obama. To let stand in effect, Obama's position that only he has this power; not future presidents is journalistic malpractice.
“How do you respond to the argument, a future president comes in, wants lower taxes. Doesn't’t happen. Congress won’t do it — he says I’m not going to prosecute those who don’t pay capital gains tax.”
Obama seems to think that since most people comply with the tax code the prosecutorial discretion argument does not apply so no executive action would be justified. Following this logic if most Americans would quit paying taxes then a president would have the executive authority to nullify the capital gains tax under the aegis of prosecutorial discretion.
Saturday Night Live did not share Stephanopoulos' trepidation. The video below is remarkable in that there no partisan counter balance. It flatly asserts in a satirical tone that Obama has usurped congressional power.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Emails confirm White House attack on Sharyl Attkisson

How sweet it is! Emails obtained by Judicial Watch confirm exactly what CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Laura Ingraham in the video below. That video was posted on this blog on October 4, 2011. Listen as Attkisson tells Ingraham that a woman ( Tracy Schmaler ) at DOJ screamed at her as did a man at the White House ( Eric Schultz ).

The email obtained by Judicial Watch reads;
  • On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide Tracy Schmaler tells White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz, “I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control” Schultz responded, “Good.  Her piece was really bad for the AG.”
    Schultz also detailed to Schmaler that he was working with a journalist (Susan Davis, formerly of the National Journal) to target Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA), the House Republican leading the charge on Fast and Furious:
    “And I sent NJ’s Susan Davis your way. She’s writing on Issa/FandF and I said you could load her up on the leaks, etc.”
    (Davis authored a critical profile of Issa a few weeks later.)
Susan Davis has moved on to USA Today and the National Journal has very recently removed her post. Aside from the outrage that should follow from the revelation that DOJ conspired with the White House to deep six an objective reporter this email doesn't make Bob Schieffer look good either.

Nancy Pelosi has highest unfavorable rating in congress

Let's face it. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are very unpopular unless you grade on the curve. Compared to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi they are rock stars. This is according to a recent Rasmussen poll.

Favorable Unfavorable
Joe Biden 40% 48%
Harry Reid 22% 55%
Nancy Pelosi 31% 58%
John Boehner 31% 54%
Mitch McConnell 32% 47%