People uncharitably assumed that President Downgrade has been goofing around on all those vacations he takes. Actually he has been hard at work on his third autobiography, just released today:
People uncharitably assumed that President Downgrade has been goofing around on all those vacations he takes. Actually he has been hard at work on his third autobiography, just released today:
Obama Bundler George Kaiser Made Multiple Visits to White House in Months Prior to $535 Million Loan Guarantee to Solyndra….
In this May 26, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama, with Solyndra Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet, looks at a solar panel, during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, in Fremont, Calif. Solyndra received a $535 million loan from the U.S. government has announced layoffs of 1,100 workers and plans to file for bankruptcy.
Top Obama bundler George Kaiser made multiple visits to the White House in the months before the company was granted a $535 million loan from the government.
The i Watch News investigation confirmed that at least 18 other bundlers have ties to businesses poised to profit from the president’s political agenda, through stimulus money, government contracts, or other spending to promote clean energy technology or green development.
Oklahoma billionaire investor George Kaiser is one. A longtime Democratic donor, he is a big financial backer of a company that in March of 2009 won a $535 million loan guarantee from DOE for a solar plant in Silicon Valley. He had multiple visits to the White House in the months before he was awarded the contract. Kaiser has not responded to interview requests from iWatch News.
This doesn’t look very good considering it was widely known that Solyndra was in deep economic trouble and had negative cash flows since its inception.
President Zero Strikes Again… Obama Has Higher Unfavorable Rating Than Republican Leaders in Congress
What a shame. It was just last week that Barack Obama was bashing Republicans for not being responsive to public opinion.
He had this to say about Republicans in Congress:
These folks so far have not been very responsive to public opinion and – which is why they are very unpopular right now. But they’re speaking only to a very narrow segment of the population, their base.
But, it’s not the Republicans in Congress who are the problem.
It’s President Zero, Pelosi and Harry Reid.
The three top democrats have a higher unfavorable rating than Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.
Rassmussen reported, via Don Surber.
Somehow we’re supposed to believe that the Mongrel-in-Chief knew NOTHING about his POS ( short for Piece Of SHIT ) uncle getting caught Driving Under The Influence… AND being illegal?
Note how the Propaganda Minister cut a question off so as not to have to answer if Obama knew his Uncle was here illegally.
Just imagine if John McCain, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, etc. had illegals family here?
These unscrupulous POS in the media would have had a field day.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said ( LIED… ) on Thursday that President Obama was “unaware” ( another LIE ) of his illegal alien uncle’s recent arrest for DUI until Carney himself notified the president on Monday, CNSNews reports. But despite making the revelation, could Carney’s response also raise another question about what the president knew about Onyango Obama?
It’s true that Carney confirmed President Obama “was made aware of this issue when I walked into his office and, among other subjects, mentioned it to him and he was completely unaware.” ( another HUGE LIE! ) But what Carney didn’t address is if the president knew his uncle was an illegal alien. That’s partly because he interrupted the CNS reporter before the reporter could answer the question, and also because the reporter’s follow-up question didn’t address it again.
The CNS report picks up on that:
CNSNews.com also asked, “Was the president aware that his uncle was in the United States as an undocumented immigrant?” But before the question was completely asked, Carney interjected, saying President Obama “was made aware of this issue when I walked into his office and, among other subjects, mentioned it to him and he was completely unaware.”…LIE, LIE, LIE
Carney apparently was speaking in reference to when the president first learned of his uncle’s arrest. Carney did not say whether the president knew his uncle was in the United States illegally.
Some people frown on the overexposure Michelangelo granted Adam in his famous rendition of God’s creation of the first man (thus the cropped version here). But respondents to a Public Policy Polling survey give God a 71 percent approval for his creation of the universe. ( So why do all the non-believers get their opinions in the media so much?……PM )
You used the word “it” as a reference to GOD? ….and who the hell are all these “NOT SURE” people? …..Papa Mike
Let’s put political approval/disapproval ratings aside for a bit and consider this: God commands some impressive approval scores in a Public Policy Polling (PPP) tally, moreso among women than men.
Of course, you’ll also have to set aside the rather jaundiced phrasing of the Democratic-leaning poll’s introduction to its God questions, “If God exists . . . ” not to mention the poll’s reference to God as an “it,” no doubt in a quest for gender neutrality.
With the ground rules established — and let’s just stipulate that the Creator exists, even if PPP won’t — the July 15-17 survey of 928 voters found God receiving a solid 59-9 percent approval rating overall. Not too shabby, considering the fact that the same poll found participants putting Democrats and Republicans in Congress in a statistical tie for approval, at 33 percent each. Democrats’ disapproval is 54 percent and Republicans, 55.
God’s score for creating the universe blows away his (let’s call it a him, just for the sake of argument, or perhaps, to stay out of those debates over whether God is a he or a she) present score, with a very respectable 71 percent approval to a mere 5 percent disapproval. Women are more lenient, giving God a 72 percent approval, compared with just 70 percent from men. And 24 percent just aren’t sure.
Poll participants also endorse his performance with the animal kingdom, where he gets a 56-11 percent opposable thumbs up, as well as his dexterity with natural disasters, at 50-13 percent approval.
Women are more laudatory in both categories, at 55-38 percent approval overall, compared with 48-41 percent among men, and 54-35 percent approval on his handling of natural disasters from women, compared with 45-39 percent among men.
Of course, the figures don’t necessarily add up to 100 percent because, after all, only God is perfect.
Here’s how PPP posed the questions and tallied the responses:
Q7 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
Approve …………………………………………………. 52%
Not sure …………………………………………………. 40%
Q8 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
its handling of natural disasters?
Approve …………………………………………………. 50%
Not sure …………………………………………………. 37%
Q9 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
its handling of animals?
Approve …………………………………………………. 56%
Not sure …………………………………………………. 33%
Q10 If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of
its handling of creating the universe?
Approve …………………………………………………. 71%
Not sure …………………………………………………. 24%
Read more on this at Newsmax.com:
Let’s just get one thing out of the way–Amazon’s mysterious and still officially unannounced tablet is NOT an iPad killer. The iPad can look forward to living a long and prosperous life, at least in tech terms. But today, the first report came down of someone actually seeing and using the Amazon tablet, which is actually the next Kindle, according to TechCrunch’s MG Seigler, who was not allowed to photograph the device.
As ZDNet’s Larry Dignan points out, the new Kindle (or Kindles–CNET also reported as early as May that Amazon was working on both 7- and 10-inch tablets) is Amazon’s worst-kept secret, which is why we think we know so much about it.
Another country flushing its Judeo-Christian heritage down the toilet.
(Fox News Radio/Todd Starnes) — Christians in Australia are accusing national education officials of “Christian cleansing” in response to pending changes in school books that would remove references to the birth of Jesus Christ.
The government would replace the terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, with non-religious language. The new terms will be BCE (Before Common Era), BP (Before Present) and CE (Common Era).
A spokesman for the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority told The Herald Sun that the new terms were an increasingly common standard for the representation of dates.
Peter Jensen, the Archbishop of Sydney, told The Daily Telegraph that taking references to the birth of Jesus Christ out of school books was an “intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history.”
“It is absurd because the coming of Christ remains the centre point of dating and because the phrase ‘common era’ is meaningless and misleading,” he told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
Fred Nile, a minister in New South Wales, told the newspaper it was “an absolute disgrace” and the “final insult” to Australian Christians.
This Apple may be getting rotten.
The deja-vu details of a story from the strange-but-true department: Another highly-prized iPhone prototype reportedly disappeared at an upscale San Francisco bar, just like last year.
The story got stranger Friday as reports suggest Apple investigators searching for the missing iPhone may have masqueraded as cops.
According to a report at SF Weekly, Sergio Calderon, who lives in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, said six people who searched his house for the missing gadget claimed to be San Francisco police officers.
Yet the SFPD has repeatedly denied that any of its detectives visited the man’s house. So, did Apple’s agents impersonate police officers? It would be illegal and immoral — but within the bounds of possible, explained Ira Victor, director of the digital forensics practice with Data Clone Labs and a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.
“It would be illegal and unethical both, but it would be easy for me to carry myself as a member of law enforcement. To walk the walk. To talk the talk,” Victor told FoxNews.com. “We call that in my field social engineering.”
A spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) underscored the seriousness of the allegations.
“This is something that’s going to need to be investigated now,” SFPD spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield told SF Weekly reporters. “If this guy is saying that the people said they were SFPD, that’s a big deal.”
One of Apple’s investigators left his contact information with Calderon — Anthony Colon, a 26-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department who told SF Weekly he works as a “senior investigator” at Apple.
An Apple spokesman declined to answer FoxNews.com questions about the missing iPhone.
The story first brewed up earlier this week, when an unnamed source told CNET that the iPhone was lost at Cava 22, a self-described tequila lounge, in late July. An electronic trace for the phone led to a two-floor, single-family home in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, CNET reported.
Police and investigators from Apple then showed up at the house and spoke to a man who claimed he was at Cava 22 the night the phone was lost, but said he didn’t have it. He further denied possession of the device when Apple offered money for it.
He allowed authorities search the home, but they did not find the device.
Victor, a nationally certified forensic examiner, suggested someone might go to great lengths to guard a secretive device — even knowing it was wrong.
“Let me play devil’s advocate for a minute,” he suggested.
“Apple is very protective of their devices and software. They will go to extraordinary lengths to protect it,” he told FoxNews.com. “If I were evil, and I wanted to keep in the good graces of certain people at Apple, I would do certain things that Apple wouldn’t know about to retrieve that device.”
under-publicized threat deep in White House
If you never watch another video, please watch this one. The speaker is an Indian Muslim who is warning us to wake up.
He is elderly and in a wheel chair recovering from cancer treatments – perhaps that’s why he has the courage to speak out. This is probably one of the most important messages of our day.
He has tremendous courage and pulls no punches on what is happening with Islamic fascism. Make sure you listen to the end of the tape where he says we now have three members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House (and names them).
“Today in the White House, there are three members of the Muslim Brotherhood that influence Obama’s policy,” he told the audience gathered for an IdeaCity conference. “One is Rashad Hassan, who is the American ambassador to the 52-nation Organization of Islamic (Conference).”
Fatah also named “Dalia Mogahed, who writes (Obama’s) speeches, who comes from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt; and another woman, an academic, (who) was appointed in that circle.”
Former FBI special agent John Guandolo says Obama’s ties to agents for the Muslim Brotherhood are even more extensive.
“For this president, it even goes back to his campaign with Muslim Brotherhood folks working with him then.”
Equally alarming, the Brotherhood also has placed several operatives and sympathizers within key positions in Homeland Security and the U.S. military, notes Guandolo, a former Marine Corps officer.
Read more: Underpublicized threat deep in White House
this picture inserted by Papa Mike
I’ll bet that the Kept-Whores in the media, too busy kissing Obama’s ass, aren’t playing up the fact that the Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, ditched her limo for a “green” car ………. built in CANADA!!
YES! the Secretary of FREAKING LABOR (you know, the one agency in our government that’s supposed to be concerned about AMERICAN jobs) bought a car made in another country.
This is the same Hilda Solis that kisses illegal immigrant ass. She ‘s also the same Secretary of labor that is enforcing (ENFORCING!!) federal wage laws for illegals!!!
To show her support for American workers, President Obama’s labor secretary, Hilda Solis, has junked the standard black limo and purchased a new Chevrolet Equinox to ride around Washington in. The problem: the crossover SUV is built and assembled in Canada from parts also made in Canada.
Solis proudly arrived at a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor today in the shiny silver vehicle, which she has dubbed the “bullet.” She was asked about why she traded the standard-issue limo for the SUV. “What better example could I set if I encouraged my staff to go and purchase and seek how we could acquire a vehicle that would for me would send a signal that we’re for supporting our American workers, American-made products, fuel efficient as well,” she told the Monitor’s Dave Cook, who provided this video of her answer.
Solis added that she was inspired to buy the Chevy because of the pride she saw in American auto workers during trips to U.S. car and truck plants. She said that she was wowed by “the pride that they take making our automobiles here in America.”
The car is made at two Canadian plants and has been so popular that General Motors has been hiring more workers in Canada to keep up with demand. [See who’s in Obama’s inner circle.]
A company official noted that the profits do come back to the United States.
Solis did note that the Equinox, which she’s driven once, is a nice ride. “It drives well. It’s a good family car. Its not too big and I think women really like it.”
Update: When Whispers notified her office that her “American-made” car was actually Canadian, Labor spokesman Carl Fillichio said, “Modern automobile manufacturing is a global industry and General Motors is a company whose reach extends far beyond the boundaries of the United States. Cars assembled here in the U.S. are made from globally sourced parts, just as cars assembled in other countries utilize parts made in America.
Not only is the Equinox the second fastest selling SUV in America—a good sign for the overall health of the U.S. auto industry—66 percent of its parts were made in America. That’s up from about 50 percent just a few years ago.”
Here’s a picture of the rat-bastard commies who are doing their level best to destroy this country.
George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam Hussein:
The success of yesterday’s mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq .
The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the
dictator’s footprints in a vast country.
The operation was carried out with skill and precision by
a brave fighting force.
Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many
dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and
freedom to the Iraqi people.
Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the
nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate ‘them.
Barack Hussein Obama speech, Sunday, May 1, 2011:
And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the
killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as I continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by my intelligence community, I was briefed on
a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread
I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan . And finally, last week,I determined that I had enough intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan ..
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery…”
— Winston Churchill
1) In a local sports bar trivia quiz the other night, I got a question to name two things commonly found in cells. It appears that Mexicans and African Americans is not the correct answer
2) I’ve heard that Apple has scrapped their plans for the new children’s-oriented iPod after realizing that iTouch Kids is not a good product name.
3) A new Muslim clothing shop opened here, but I’ve been banned from it after asking to look at some bomber jackets
4) You can say lots of bad things about pedophiles but at least they drive slowly past schools .
5) Just put a deposit down on a brand new Porsche and mentioned it on Facebook.. I said “I can’t wait for the new 911 to arrive!” Next thing I know 4000 Muslims have added me as a friend!!
6) Being a modest man, when I checked into my hotel on a recent trip, I said to the lady at the registration desk …
“I hope the porn channel in my room is disabled.”
To which she replied, “No, it’s regular porn, you sick bastard.”
7) The red cross knocked at my door asking if I could help towards the fires in Texas . I said I would love to, but my hose only reaches the bottom of the driveway.
In a slap in the face to Veterans everywhere, Barack HUSSEIN Obama is not sending any senior White House officials to a veteran’s convention:
…..an administration official claimed Monday that the White House made “every effort” to provide a speaker for the event, offering up a range of top officials.
“In all instances, the VFW declined those offers,” the official said.
The veterans group is accustomed to playing host to the nation’s most powerful people at its national conference. Obama addressed the VFW in 2009, followed by Vice President Biden in 2010.
But the 2-million strong VFW accused the administration of snubbing its members by not providing a “first-tier speaker” for the first time in VFW history.
“The VFW has had a long-standing tradition of inviting the sitting president to address our convention,” Richard Eubank, national commander of the organization, said in a statement, adding that the White House typically chooses a “high-level administration official” to speak if the president cannot attend.
“It is an insult of the highest magnitude that for the first time in the history of the VFW, the White House has apparently decided that this great and iconic organization of combat veterans and all of its members are not worthy of its notice by not at least offering a first-tier speaker from the administration.”
A couple from Montana were out riding on the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera. Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he wanted to stalk the dogs Very, very bad decision.
The man got off the mule with his rifle and decided to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off a shot the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs. With that, the mule took off and decided he wanted a piece of that lion. That’s when all hell broke loose for the lion.
As the lion approached the dogs, the mule snatched him up by the tail and started whirling him around. Banging its head on the ground on every pass. Then he dropped it, stomped on it and held it to the ground by the throat. The mule then got down on his knees and bit the thing all over a couple of dozen times to make sure it was dead, then whipped it into the air again, walked back over to the couple (who were stunned in silence) and stood there ready to continue his ride as if nothing had just happened.
Fortunately, even though the man didn’t get off a shot, his wife got the pictures.
An elderly man is stopped by the police around 1 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.
The man replies, “I am going to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body.”
The officer then asks, “Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?”
The man replies, “That would be my wife.”
Note: Look closely at the 9 second mark or you’ll miss him before he’s turned into a fine, red mist.
Moderate Islam is the trojan horse of militant Islam.
(Associated Press) — More than half of Muslim-Americans in a new poll say that government anti-terrorism policies single them out for increased surveillance and monitoring, and many report increased cases of name-calling, threats and harassment by airport security, law enforcement officers and others.
President Obama’s African aunt has been granted asylum to stay in the United States, the Associated Press reports.
Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Mr. Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the United States in 2000. She first applied for asylum in 2002, citing violence in Kenya, according to the AP. Onyango’s request was rejected in 2004, but she stayed in the country, living in public housing in Boston.
When it was reported in 2008 that Onyango was possibly in the country illegally, Mr. Obama said he had no knowledge of her status.
Read more: HERE
Something to do during the hurricane…
He is a fifth generation Texan, the son of hardscrabble west Texas tenant farmers – Democrats but conservatives through and through. He grew up in a farm town too small to be on the state map. Life was so hard that he was six years old before his house had indoor plumbing. His mother sewed his clothes, including the underwear he wore to college.
He is an Eagle Scout. After Paint Creek High School , he attended Texas A&M, graduated, and was commissioned into the Air Force where he became a C-130 pilot.
Now 61 years old, he has won nine elections to four different offices in Texas state government. In the first three elections he ran as a Democrat then switched to the Republican Party. He is currently the 47th governor of Texas – a position he has held for 11 years, the longest tenure of any governor in the nation.
He has never lost an election.
Rick Perry was the Lieutenant Governor to whom Governor George Bush handed over the office after winning the 2000 Presidential election. Since then, Perry won gubernatorial elections in 2002, 2004, and 2010, the last time by 55% against a field consisting of a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green Party, and an Independent.
Since he became its Governor, Texas – a right to work state that taxes neither personal income nor capital gains – has added more jobs than the other 49 states combined. In the last two years, low taxes and little regulation led his state to create 47% of all jobs created in the entire nation. Five of the top ten cities with the highest job growth in the nation are in Texas . People follow jobs, so in the last four years for which data are available, Texas led every state in net interstate migration growth.
Perry signed ground-breaking “loser pays” tort reform and medical litigation rules that caused malpractice insurance rates to fall. Some 20,000 doctors have since moved to Texas .
Texas boasts 58 of the Fortune 500 companies – more than any other state. Since May 2011 Texas resumed its pre-recession employment levels. Only two other states and the District of Columbia have done that.
Texas ships 16% of the nation’s export value. California trails at 11%. Of the 70 companies that have fled California so far in 2011, 14 relocated in Texas .
In this year’s Texas legislative season, Perry got most of what he wanted. With no new taxes, a fiscally lean state budget was passed leaving $6 billion in a rainy day fund even as other states around the country struggled to balance budgets and avoid more deficit borrowing. A voter ID bill passed that was designed to prevent ballot box fraud and illegal voting. A bill passed that makes plaintiffs pay court costs and attorney fees if their suits are deemed frivolous.
Perry scored points even in his legislative failures. He failed to get sanctuary cities banned – Texas towns in which police cannot question detainees about their immigration status. The blame fell on the legislature. Perry also failed to get a so-called “anti-groping” bill passed that would put Transportation Security Administration agents in prison if they touch the genitals, anus, or breasts of passengers in a pat down. Federal officials threatened to halt all flights out of Texas airports and the bill died in special session. That endeared Texans even more to TSA employees living in Texas .
Perry jogs daily in the morning. He has no bodyguard with him, but his daughter’s dog runs by his side and he carries a laser-guided automatic pistol in his belt. Last year while jogging in an undeveloped area, a coyote paralleled his jogging route, eyeing his dog. He drew his pistol and killed the animal with one shot, leaving it where it fell. “He became mulch,” Perry said. Animal rights groups protested, but Perry shrugged it off. “Don’t come after my dog,” he warned them.
Recently, Obama asked Perry to delay the July 7 execution of Humberto Leal in order to comply with the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Perry refused. Therefore Obama asked the US Supreme Court to delay the execution because it would damage US foreign relations. The Court refused 5-4 and Perry ordered the execution to go forward as scheduled. Over the howls of diplomats, politicians, and the UN, Leal was administered a lethal injection at 6:20 p.m. Before he died, he admitted his guilt and asked for forgiveness.
The case has special implications for Perry, who is considering a run for the presidency in 2012. Even his critics resent federal interference in a Texas execution, which is related to a state, not a federal, crime – an alcohol and drug-fueled rape and murder 17 years ago by an illegal whose family brought him into the country 35 years ago as a child. The interference hinges not on the man’s guilt, which Leal’s advocates acknowledged, but on a technicality – failure to inform Leal that he could have gotten legal representation from the Mexican consulate in lieu of the court-appointed attorneys who represented him. Independent Texans saw Obama’s interference as another intrusion of federal power into the affairs of a state, which could cost Obama support in other states.
Needless to say, Perry is a hard-edged conservative and a ferocious defender of 10th Amendments rights (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”) – an explicit restriction of the federal government to only those powers granted in the Constitution. Perry accuses the federal government, especially the Obama administration, of illegal overreach.
Perry said “no thanks” to the feds whose stimulus offered taxpayer dollars for education and unemployment assistance. The strings on “free money” from Washington , he said, would restrict Texas in managing its own affairs. Perry even depleted all state funds to fight recent wildfires before asking Washington for disaster relief. His request has been ignored, which comes across as an unvarnished federal power play, further pitting Perry and Texans against the federal government.