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Posts Tagged ‘Nobama’

In Case You Missed It

Posted by Godefroi on June 2, 2010

Big news in Kenya last week.

Our beloved Dear Leader now has even more respectable roots than before, since this happened.

DOC!

Granny O Gets Honored

Having just returned from there, I can assure all Americans that everyone in Kenya is VERY proud of her favorite son, so much so that the Universities bestow honorary doctorates just for being his ancestor!

Wow…..

Oh, and I do mean EVERYONE.  I really don’t understand why all the Kenyans in Kisumu (incidentally, where Obama’s forebears were born) would be think that he was born in Kenya, -including, may I add, Mama Sarah shown above – when actually it was in Hawaii.  🙂

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QOTD – How big is 1.9 trillion

Posted by Godefroi on February 5, 2010

An hour is a relatively short amount of time.  10 hours is a normal workday for me.  16 hours is a tiresomely long workday.  24 hours is, of course, a standard Day.  A week is comprised of 168 hours.  Average month is 720, and a year is 8766 (including the 1/4 day that we only count every so often).

The Obama-Pelose-Reid unholy triad just upped the Government’s borrowing limit by $1.9 Trillion dollars….the largest debt limit increase in U.S. history.

The tie-in is the QOTD, courtesy of the AP.

“1.9 trillion hours ago, or almost 220 million years ago, dinosaurs were just beginning to dominate the Earth.” 

Let me put that another way.  I’ll be 41 years old in just a few days…that means that I was born 359,406 hours ago (give or take).  Put that in TRILLIONS, we get 0.00000036 trillion hours.  If you’re 40-ish, think about how many HOURS you’ve lived…jeez, just think about how many hours you’ve wasted…and compare that to the QOTD.  Even if you’re not a math genius, that number is staggering. 

Looking at it another way, fmr President Bush and the attendant Congress spent money like a drunken sailor, a statement with which nearly everyone – Right and Left – would agree.  President Obama now wants to increase that by 270%, to an unprecedented level, in order to institute programs and policies which history has shown numerous times to be ineffective at best, lethal at worst.

So…at this point I’ve blathered such that I can’t recall my point of intent (I bet being up for 23 hours doesn’t help)…but what I want to say right now is this:  Mr. President, PLEASE learn a history lesson, and STOP trying to spend us out of our current slowdown.  While you and Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid tend to characterize your collectively proposed profligacy as “investment’, both history and human nature should show you that these massive expenditures are as wise as setting all of that cash on fire.  Entitlements breed dependency which breeds need for more entitlements, ad infinitum.  Excesive taxation breeds evasion which breeds government’s need for higher taxation, again ad infinitum.  You’re so enamored with “sustainability”…how about we focus on a sustainable economy?  The path you’ve chosen to pursue leads only, and inexorably, to ruin.

What else is there to say, but God Help Us All.

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Words from the Wise One

Posted by Godefroi on December 10, 2009

OBAMA ON TUESDAY: “Even as we have had to spend our way out of this recession in the near term, we have begun to make the hard choices necessary to get our country on a more stable fiscal footing in the long run.”

OBAMA, LAST WEEK: “We are under no illusion that somehow the federal government can spend its way out of this recession…”—Remarks at a White House jobs forum

Uh-huh.

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Stupid Obama Advisor of the Day

Posted by Godefroi on October 9, 2009

President Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs [excuse me, why do we have one of these?], Dalia Mogahed said on the Islam Channel [the what?!?] program Muslimah Dilemma earlier this week:

even many Muslims associated Sharia with “maximum criminal punishments” and “laws that… to many people seem unequal to women,” but added: “Part of the reason that there is this perception of Sharia is because Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.”

Let me boil that down.  Many Muslims have a negative opinion of Sharia because they don’t understand Sharia and Islam.  Got that?  Many Muslims don’t understand Islam.

That’s fantastic advice for her to pass on to Mr. Obama.  I hope he includes that tidbit in his next pandering speech to “the Muslim world”.

Oh yeah – full article at Daily Telegraph.

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Meaningless

Posted by Godefroi on October 9, 2009

A once-respected award for humanitarianism has now lost all meaning.

Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to President Obama

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Nobel Committee said.

Three former U.S. Presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize.  Jimmy Carter won this prize after more than a decade of international activism, misguided though it may have been.  Woodrow Wilson for creating the League of Nations (at least he had an accomplishment).  Teddy Roosevelt after he negotiated the end of the Russo-Japanese War (again, something actually accomplished).

One has to wonder if Jagland’s affiliation with Social Democrats had any bearing on this.  Hmmm.

What has Obama actually DONE to win this prize?

“The Nobel Committee has in particular looked at Obama’s vision and work toward a world without atomic weapons,” Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the five-member Nobel committee said in an interview broadcast on Norway’s TV2 today. “Obama has as president created a new climate in international politics.”

In short, he’s done NOTHING.  He’s made a few speeches – WOW – which as of yet have accomplished nothing.  Even the nuclear arsenal over which he has command is still undiminished. 

And the vaunted “vision and work” and “extraordinary efforts”?  It’s all occurred since he took office less than 9 months ago.

Pitiful.  Pathetic.  Worthless.  Meaningless.

Update: K. Carpenter shows us how far back this actually goes.  Not only was Obama nominated LESS THAN TWO WEEKS into office, but the nomination invitations were sent out way back in September of 2008.  Good Grief!

Update 2: Jim Geraghty weighs in

Let Me Be Clear: We Must Credit Obama For His Accomplishments

There are no longer any U.S. forces in Iraq; the war there is over.

Afghanistan is finally stabilized, with the populace reassured and President Karzai’s public trust reinvigorated by free and fair elections.

Israelis and Palestinians are finally working together to build a lasting peace.

Through our forthright and clear denunciation of brutality, the Iranian protesters have had their fraudulent election canceled and true democracy is celebrated by every young man and young woman in the streets of Tehran.

The Guantanamo Bay prison is closed.

Through our diplomatic nudging, China has made great strides in its treatment of dissent, and the Dalai Lama is recognized by every world leader as a great man of wisdom.

Eastern Europeans in places like Poland and the Czech Republic sleep easily, no longer worried about the nefarious ambitions of the Russian bear.

A crisis in Honduras has been averted through the measured, deliberate effort of the administration.

No one in Asia worries about North Korean missiles any longer.

Pakistan is stabilized, and their citizens are reaching out to India in places like Mumbai.

In Egypt, after Obama’s speech, the government has never spent more time paying attention to dissenters like the Muslim Brotherhood.

Finally, the potential chaos from a global recession has been averted, as the U.S. economy has come roaring back to lead the world to new prosperity.

Come on, folks. With a record like that, Obama was a shoo-in.

Heh!

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The most anti-Israel president ever

Posted by Godefroi on September 24, 2009

Shamelessly stolen from Meryl Yourish at Hot Air’s Green Room.

Here’s the intro:

President Barack Obama didn’t just apologize for the Bush years in his speech to the UN yesterday. He delivered what is probably the most anti-Israel speech ever given by a sitting president.

Once again, he used the argument that there is some kind of moral equivalency between Israeli settlements and Palestinian incitement. If you dig just a little, you find that “incitement” includes the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to have a single map of Israel in its textbooks, its constant Jew-hatred in its official media, statements, and even sermons, its referrals to “Palestine from the river to the sea” (that would be where Israel is currently), and the utter refusal by the Obama administration to note that the PA reinforced its anti-Israel charter and also added more anti-Israel conspiracy theories, such as the one that Israel poisoned Yasser Arafat.

And an additional excerpt on which I MUST comment.

The time has come — the time has come to re-launch negotiations without preconditions that address the permanent status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians, borders, refugees, and Jerusalem. And the goal is clear: Two states living side by side in peace and security — a Jewish state of Israel, with true security for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967, and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people. (Applause.)

Comment: Hey Ob-Asshole, learn a little history.  Here’s the property description of the territory for the Jewish National Home that the entire League of Nations approved (after, of course, the creation of Arab Palestine – you know, that state for those stateless Palestinians that supposedly does not exist):

Briefly stated, the boundaries are as follows:
North. – From Ras en Naqura on the Mediterranean eastwards to a point west of Qadas, thence in a northerly direction to Metulla, thence east to a point west of Banias.
East. – From Banias in a southerly direction east of Lake Hula to Jisr Banat Ya’pub, thence along a line east of the Jordan and the Lake of Tiberias and on to El Hamme station on the Samakh-Deraa railway line, thence along the centre of the river Yarmuq to its confluence with the Jordan, thence along the centres of the Jordan, the Dead Sea and the Wadi Araba to a point on the Gulf of Aqaba two miles west of the town of Aqaba, thence along the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba to Ras Jaba.
South. – From Ras Jaba in a generally north-westerly direction to the junction of the Neki-Aqaba and Gaza Aqaba Roads, thence to a point west-north-west of Ain Maghara and thence to a point on the Mediterranean coast north-west of Rafa.
West. – The Mediterranean Sea.

Which means: it’s ALL ISRAEL…GAZE, JUDEA, SAMARIA, ALL OF IT…THEREFORE THERE IS NO OCCUPATION

Jackass

I’ll leave it to you to read the rest at Hot Air.

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We The People

Posted by Godefroi on August 6, 2009

I’ve discovered a new writer/blogger at Hot Air who goes by Doctor Zero.  He’s intelligent and articulate (no offense!), logical and incisive.  I highly recommend any who come here who do not frequent Hot Air to start doing so, and in particular look for Doctor Zero in the “Green Room

This is from a posting made today (links are to both Green Room and Main Page postings) which hits the nail squarely on the head about who the people really are who are against the crazy policies of the Obama administration and the “Progressive” shenanigans of this Demo-controlled congress (news flash – NOT what the DNC and MSM would have folks believe).

There seems to be a bit of confusion among Democrats about the nature of the opposition to their plans. Maybe I can help clear things up, by telling them a few things about us.

We’re not paid minions of any corporate interest or lobby. Most bloggers working to stop the Obama health-care disaster are like me, writing when they can find the time, because we care about the future of our country. The same is true of the people showing up at town hall meetings, and organizing rallies. Some of us are well-dressed in tailored suits. Others wear jeans and T-shirts. Most of us are dressed in what we wore to work.

Our support for a massive government program does not increase when you tell us we’re not allowed to ask questions about it.

We’re not racists. We’re also not racialists. We don’t think a wise Latina is inherently more qualified to do anything than a wise Asian woman, a wise white woman, or a wise white man. We’re tired of being fed excuses for high government offices staffed by anything but the best people for the job. There are too many high government offices, so we’d like some of Obama’s absurdly incompetent appointees to take their titles with them when they leave. We remember what it was like when we got rid of the Clinton mob, so we’ll be conducting inventories on the contents of those vacated offices, before we turn out the lights and pour cement in the locks.

We don’t like having to fight desperate battles to save our freedom and future from socialist politicians every ten or twenty years. We don’t like having our time wasted with trillion-dollar statist fantasies, when our government is already trillions of dollars in the red. We’re tired of checking the papers each day, to see which group of us has been targeted as enemies of the State. We’re growing impatient waiting for the Democrats to come up with ideas that don’t require their supporters to hate someone. We’ve had our fill of “progressives” who act as if we’re living in 1909, and none of their diseased policies have ever been tried before.

It seems that Obama wants to be Woodrow Wilson times FDR times Lyndon Johnson, and there are WAY too many members of Congress who appear to be looking for just that.  Calling out the patriotic opposition as lunatic enemies is an old trick, used by each of the former Presidents I just mentioned, and each of them also instituted programs that haunt us to this day.

Ignore that at your peril.  Vote out the incumbents.

But first read Doc Zero’s whole post, and all of the others he’s written.  Be informed!

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Bald-faced Lie of the Day

Posted by Godefroi on July 29, 2009

OMG…just….OMG.

“I think Bush-bashing has been alive and well since ‘07 and, since it keeps working, why not use it?” she said. “Voters have short memories. The [Obama] administration needs to remind people that things were way worse over the last four years than in the last six months.

Are you f^&*ing KIDDING ME?!?!?

I lack the words to express my disbelief at this incredibly stupid lie.

Let’s look at the facts, shall we? (at Hot Air).

I…I….ACK!!

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Outstanding

Posted by Godefroi on July 24, 2009

Wow – a CRUSHING indictment of the Leftist mindset, including (especially?) that of Teh One™, courtesy of Doctor Zero at HA’s Green Room.

President Obama’s bizarre prime-time press conference last night illustrated one of the worst aspects of socialism: the insularity of its elites. This was clearly the performance of someone who expects to be shielded from criticism, opposition, practical considerations, and the results of his actions.

People often wonder how liberals can regard themselves as such an enlightened elite, while running down every other aspect of the society they nominally belong to. If every successful person in America is greedy, cruel, and selfish, how can financially successful liberals claim to be morally superior? The answer is nothing so simple as hypocrisy, although liberals are very sensitive to that accusation, and constantly project it onto others. The truth was visible in Obama’s press conference last night. What you saw was not a humble servant of the people, carrying out his duties as the executive of a constitutional republic. It wasn’t even a man discussing an idea he thinks is brilliant, and trying to convince others to support it. It was a monarch who could barely conceal his anger and frustration at those who dare to question his wisdom. Liberals regard themselves as an aristocracy of intent, a privileged class made superior by their dedication to “selfless” principles.

Please read the entire EXCELLENT piece.

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Let Freedom Segregation Ring

Posted by Godefroi on July 22, 2009

It was only a mere 13 months ago when then-Senator Obama made some strong comments and promises to Jews and Israel at an AIPAC conference.  Some highlights:

 … I want you to know that today I’ll be speaking from my heart, and as a true friend of Israel. And I know that when I visit with AIPAC, I am among friends. Good friends. Friends who share my strong commitment to make sure that the bond between the United States and Israel is unbreakable today, tomorrow and forever.

… the bond between Israel and the United States is rooted in more than our shared national interests — it’s rooted in the shared values and shared stories of our people. And as president, I will work with you to ensure that this bond is strengthened.

… and as president I will never compromise when it comes to Israel’s security.

… And I will bring to the White House an unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.

…And I will always stand up for Israel’s right to defend itself in the United Nations and around the world.

…any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.

What has happened in the ensuing year?

Well…way too much to enumerate right now.  What I want to highlight is the last statement above, characterized thusly at israelinsider.com.

“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” Obama thundered Wednesday, earning an ovation from the 7,000-plus attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference.

Of course, the VERY NEXT DAY, the backpedaling began from the Obama campaign:

“Jerusalem remains Israel’s capital and it’s not going to be divided by barbed wire and checkpoints as it was in 1948-1967.”

OK, no checkpoints and barbed wire, but not necessarily UNDIVIDED.  Hence the administration’s latest move:

Israel Told to Halt East Jerusalem Housing Project

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday rejected a U.S. demand to suspend a planned housing project in east Jerusalem, threatening to further complicate an unusually tense standoff with its strongest ally over settlement construction.

Israeli officials said the country’s ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, was summoned to the State Department over the weekend and told that a project made up of 20 apartments developed by an American millionaire should not go ahead.

Wait, what?  Why not?  Isn’t Jerusalem the capital of Israel…isn’t that what Obama said?

 Jeff Jacoby continues the story

LATE LAST WEEK, the Obama administration demanded that the Israeli government pull the plug on a planned housing development near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. The project, a 20-unit apartment complex, is indisputably legal. The property to be developed – a defunct hotel – was purchased in 1985, and the developer has obtained all the necessary municipal permits.

Why, then, does the administration want the development killed? Because Sheikh Jarrah is in a largely Arab section of Jerusalem, and the developers of the planned apartments are Jews.

Ah, there’s the rub.  Sheikh Jarrah is a “largely Arab” neighborhood…and apparently Obama thinks it should be an Arab-ONLY neighborhood.  Judenrein anyone?

Jacoby notes:

Think about that for a moment. Six months after Barack Obama became the first black man to move into the previously all-white residential facility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, he is fighting to prevent integration in Jerusalem.

It is impossible to imagine the opposite scenario: The administration would never demand that Israel prevent Arabs from moving into a Jewish neighborhood. And the Obama Justice Department would unleash seven kinds of hell on anyone who tried to impose racial, ethnic, or religious redlining in an American city. In the 21st century, segregation is unthinkable – except, it seems, when it comes to housing Jews in Jerusalem.

So I am willing to go out on a limb here, and claim that Obama’s literary inspiration was wrong, and that “them Jooz”…er, ZIONISTS!, aren’t controlling the President at all.  Who knew?  And our post-partisan, post-racial President?  A Jew-Hater…thunderous applause from AIPAC, and “shared bonds” and “true friends” notwithstanding.

I hope the nearly 80% of American Jews who voted for whomever was sporting the “D” are happy with themselves.

 

 

 

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Nixon Would Be Proud

Posted by Godefroi on July 10, 2009

Anyone remember what former President Nixon supposedly said about what he should have done differently?

This is shamelessly taken from Hot Air – mainly because it reminded me so much of Mr. Nixon.

Carol Browner, former Clinton administration EPA head and current Obama White House climate czar, instructed auto industry execs “to put nothing in writing, ever” regarding secret negotiations she orchestrated regarding a deal to increase federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

Yup…put nothing in writing, and burn the tapes.

Hopenchange!!!!

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BE AFRAID

Posted by Godefroi on June 17, 2009

Devastating critique of Obama’s disastrous foreign policy failures, at Front Page.

An excerpt:

Consider.

There is an actual genocide taking place in Darfur, but the President is apparently more concerned by the presumed atrocity of “natural growth” in  Israeli settlements that were acknowledged and vetted by the previous American administration and whose legitimacy can be historically validated. This is apparently a much bigger deal than the 500,000 dead (according to National Geographic News for September 14, 2006!) and millions displaced in the Sudanese ethnic cleansing campaign.

North Korea with its now, almost routine, nuclear tests, its proliferation of nuclear and ballistic technology to the world’s rogue regimes and its defiance of the “international community” surely merits a more studied and effective response than expressions of disappointment by the President, a verbal spanking administered by a pitiable Hilary Clinton, and the threat of revocable sanctions. It clearly requires appreciably more attention than does a scattering of huts and outposts in Judea and Samaria that are, in any case, being dismantled by the Israeli government.

But there is one issue that eclipses them all. Iran is racing to the nuclear finish line, determined to become what Middle East Terrorism expert Walid Phares has called a “Jihadist USSR.” It is developing solid fuel missiles capable not only of reaching American military bases in the region but of targeting major European cities. It is perfecting an EMP platform that constitutes a devastating menace to the United States. Disregarding the United Nations Charter, it has promised to annihilate a sovereign nation, with which it is not officially at war, by atomic holocaust. The potential for a planetary cataclysm is enormous and dwarfs by several orders of magnitude any other geopolitical concern in the world today. Yet Obama is intent on preventing Israel from constructing apartment units in East Jerusaelm while doing nothing to prevent Iran from constructing centrifuges in Natanz.

The whole thing is more than worth your time.

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