Hot Shots With A Hot Mic

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Nothing really new here, but the bull butter is just piled higher.  I wonder if Meddy had his super-duper brain penetration device on while Obama was promising more flexibility after the coming election.  Of course, neither Medvedev, nor Putin are dummies, but they know not the wily ways of our brand of socialism … much less crooked Chicago politics.

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Obama’s Train To Ride — Was Solyndra His Pride?

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The Ant has returned with a tightly tuned message.  It is always good to hear from

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him.  Here’s his latest just under four minutes:

Obama’s Tickets To Ride The Class Warfare Train

Thanks Ant!

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A Prophet In His Own Mind, er His Own Time

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Archie pegged it … sometimes!

Just click on the link right below to see and hear the answer:

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Who’d Thunk It — Ever

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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Well, to hear POTUS squeal like a pig in a gate about the repubs not wanting to raise the debt limit, you might just think that he has always favored the tactic, i.e raising the debt limit.

Apparently you’d be thinking and believing wrong if you bought into that belief.  More than a few magazine articles and blog post to an entirely different attitude or belief system on the part of our President just a few short years ago.  Information from the National Review Online contained in an article by Katrina Trinko, found here, points to the opposite.  But, that was then and this is on a different watch. What do we read now, or more precisely on January 3, 2011 about POTUS as a senator in 2006:

Here are Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

One might think POTUS sounded very conservative back then, but the conservatives have seen debt limit raises that they could vote for.  We won’t stray from the path we are on because we really wanted to think about who’d thunk it about our current president.

Read the complete article for more.  You can find it right here.

What I really want to know — will the Republicans cave or will they save by not raising the debt limit?  Look for related links below.

They Are Asking …..

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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They being some members of the mainstream media and in particular Express.co.uk and their reporter Anna Pukas.  In the lead-in to her article, Ms. Pukas proffers:

INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’…

This doubt and the analysis to come in the article is not new to many, if any, US citizens, but coming from a foreign journalist, it seems our President’s idiosyncrasies and perceived short-comings in various areas of his job as POTUS are  arriving to the forefront.  They, the journalists now, to paraphrase words of the Christian Bible, ” … have ears to hear and eyes to see …” and it seems they are hearing and seeing what many have recognized far in advance of the opinions being put forth by the journalists come lately.

We should ask, “just how much does articulate, urbane and cosmopolitan count for when there is a world falling down around one’s ears?”  The answer is, it can’t count for much, because empty words are far from filling in any sense.  Were I to attempt to gauge, the angst  Ms. Pukas finds for herself in Obama  as a promise keeper as opposed to a promise maker,  I would use the word, FAIL.  And remember, there are millions of ordinary people that were not ever and will never be enamored of our President.

Ms. Pukas comments that Obama’s slogan was topped-off with self-belief.  I suppose confidence can say much about an individual, but in and of itself, confidence has no substance — no meat and no potatoes:

Obama’s campaign slogan was mesmerisingly simple and brimming with self-belief: “Yes we can.” His presidency, however, is turning out to be more about “no we won’t.” Even more worryingly, it seems to be very much about: “Maybe we can… do what, exactly?“ The world feels like a dangerous place when leaders are seen to lack certitude but the only thing President Obama seems decisive about is his indecision. What should the US do about Libya? What should the US do about the Middle East in general? What about the country’s crippling debts? What is the US going to do about Afghanistan, about Iran?

Ms. Puka’s slicing and dicing continues through several paragraphs and finally comes to a point where she seems to have put everything wrong about Obama and his administration on the top shelf for everyone to examine:

All of which means that it is starting to look as if Obama and the Democratic Party have but one aim in mind for the rest of this presidential term: to get elected for a second. That means not doing anything that might upset any number of special interest or niche groups, which in effect means not doing very much at all. So, not too many harsh but necessary measures to tackle the financial deficit; no clear direction on where America goes with Afghanistan, even though the war there is going nowhere except from bad to worse.

The Obama government can’t even give clear direction on whether the American people are in danger of exposure to nuclear fallout from Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin advised San Francisco residents to stock up on radiation antidotes, prompting a run on potassium iodide pills, while the President said experts had assured him that any harmful radiation would have receded long before reaching the Western shores of the US.

Sad, very sad. The story is really about how silly and weak some American citizens have become.  Check for other links below and here is a link to the entire article by Ms. Pukas.

Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/235196/Barack-Obama-The-Weakest-President-in-history-Barack-Obama-The-Weakest-President-in-history-#ixzz1GzFrd7ra

Which Video Represents Former Senator And Now President Obama?

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THIS ONE

OR COULD THIS BE HIM

Which one of the videos says what he means to say … or do both?

Just asking?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pigford: Perhaps A Comprehensive List Of Investigative Articles

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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I have, from time to time, posted articles regarding the Pigford settlements and some of the implications of the settlement processes seemingly gone mad or made that way to begin with.  The material we have quoted or referenced is extraordinary for two primary reasons:

  1. there are scarcely any reports from the “main-scream” media which impact to any degree on the fraud and real magnitude in dollars meted out with the settlements
  2. the reports, and there are a few, have been made available in the main by blogs

Perhaps your thoughts might run counter to mine and you feel this whole episode is nothing about which to be concerned.  Or, maybe you are incensed that the big media boys have rested on their holly since they are absent any “laurels.”  Whatever the case, maybe someone, somewhere and sometime, with a little authority will do the right thing and an in-depth investigation to be completed.

Meanwhile, if you have nothing else to cause you to be a little dizzy, perhaps a complete reading or partial review of the articles to be found here will spur you on after a fine first day of the New Year (Saturday) and on through the weekend.  And no, the moon is not intoxicated … just a little dizzy to join us!

Here is a link to many articles on the subject:

If  The Pigford Settlements were A Pile Of Manure, They’d Reach To The Moon (with the obvious exception of the several thousand justified settlements)

 

 

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He Can Do One Thing For Sure

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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Hawaii’s Governor Abercrombie (D)  wants something  revealed and he believes he can be the revealer.  In an Associated Press (AP) dispatch, through YahooNews, Abercromie muses about President Obama’s lack of revelation which could quell the controversy surrounding his place of birth (POB.)  I have written a couple of articles regarding the “birthers” and what I consider their silly incessant banging and clanging around Obama’s family closet.  Obviously, no one has paid attention to my articles, except for a couple of folks commenting when the articles were new.  The main points I attempted to raise in my posts, was all the federal employees having anything to do with the President’s security clearance, and any other background information, would have been involved in a large conspiracy to cover for the President’s having been born in Kenya, Pakistan, Indonesia or on the moon.  Another point, I attempted to make  in the past, was we are wasting our time with his  POB, when there are so many other Obama proclivities toward progressive ideas through which he could be attacked or brought to accountability.   Those who read my posts know (I hope) I am no supporter of President Obama for the most part, but I do believe in respecting the office, which after all, comes to us from the United States Constitution.    So, let us get to Mr. Abercromie’s desires regarding President Obama’s POB:

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama’s Hawaii birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere.

Abercrombie was a friend of Obama’s parents and knew him as a child, and is deeply troubled by the effort to cast doubt on the president’s citizenship.

The newly elected governor will ask the state attorney general’s office about what can be done to put an end to questions about Obama’s birth documentation from Aug. 4, 1961, spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Tuesday.

Abercrombie says he was a friend of young Obama’s parents and he attended events where they and young Obama were present and his desire for now is to query Hawaii’s attorney general to find if there is a way to get proof of the President’s POB.  While I believe the governor is sincere, my first question to Mr. Abercrombie would be: why not ask the person most affected by the POB controversy … that would be POTUS.  Here’s some more from the AP article:

“He had a friendship with Mr. Obama’s parents, and so there is a personal issue at hand,” Dela Cruz said. “Is it going to be done immediately? No, the first thing on our list is the economy.”

It’s unclear what Abercrombie could do because Hawaii’s privacy laws have long barred the release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who doesn’t have a tangible interest.

It appears anyone looking to perch on one of the limbs of Mr. Obama’s family tree, while examining the leaf that would resolve the issue, will fall out of the tree, unless Mr. Obama decides to allow the scrutiny.

Here is a link to the complete referenced article and don’t forget to pursue links found below.

A flap of the cap to YahooNews and AssociatedPress.

Did They Truck Them In, Or?

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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We’ll be posting a link to the story of  Senator Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) and his long-lasting solo act, but the partial question above has to do with the many posters on the comment sections under the linked article, that have given the Senator hero status against or over the Co-President Bill Clinton and our current President Barrack Obama AND all the Republicans.  I’m sure you know how to access the comments and I’ll only caution you to remember some of the inconsiderate posters have juvenile potty mouths … so you are forewarned.

As to the link to the story, I’m sorry it has no video.  But I wouldn’t subject you to eight or nine hours of great speeches from our nation’s founding fathers, much less what some would call harrumphing and haranguing  from a seasoned citizen.  A hero to Vermonters and others he may be, and you have to respect him his energy and dedication, whether well placed or off-track, but he should consider his vocal cords and cut the time he spends on his effort to take away tax breaks for those who may need and want them.

The article makes reference to the Senator as “Filibernie,” but I just know someone else will come up with “FullofBernie,” so I’d like to lay claim to the nickname or appellation before someone else grabs it .  That is not to say that he is full of himself, but it signifies that the Senate chambers was full of his speechifying for at least a third of a day.  The article comes from, The Hill’s, BLOG BRIEFING ROOM and it is by Jordan Fabian.  You’ll find it below:

Mr. Sanders Talks, And Talks, And Talks To Washington

Don’t forget the links below.

Bubba Clinton Set To Become The First Co-President

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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Yes, the first Co-President as some are saying on the comment boards.  In a story posted by Yahoo Finance (originally from AP Associated Press) it is reported that Mr. Clinton may have saved (at least he tried) President Obama’s bacon  This is after he met with, and then decided after the meeting, to appear before the press corpse corps in defense of the President’s and Republicans’ new tax deal.  The President, apparently showing extreme confidence in President Clinton, walked away to attend a party and left it with him:

Bill Clinton implored Democrats to back the tax-cut deal that President Barack Obama negotiated with Republicans as the former president made a surprise appearance at Obama’s side in the White House briefing room Friday.

“I don’t believe there is a better deal out there,” Clinton told reporters who’d been summoned at a moment’s notice to see the former chief executive back the current one. Clinton and Obama had just finished a private meeting in the Oval Office.

Obama said it was a “terrific meeting” and then turned the podium over to Clinton.

There is a bit more to the story accessible here.  We only wish to add that Bill Clinton lived through 8 years of gory and glory filled nights and days and he demonstrated his power of persuasion on many occasions — some Presidential and some not so.  If he can quell the screeching of the Democrats and Progressives long enough to bring things back to a path toward normal, he will do well.

There is this short clip showing the Billster at work.  I’m sure there will be more of the same appearing on television and other moving venues.

Thanks and a flap of the cap to AP, Yahoo  and Real Politics.