Arlington, Va. - President Barack Obama made a quick trip to a Virginia bookstore for some Christmas shopping. The president took his daughters, Sasha and Malia, to One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., on Saturday afternoon. The White House says Obama was promoting an effort called “small business Saturday” to encourage shoppers to patronize mom-and-pop businesses after Thanksgiving. At the store, Obama held up his BlackBerry, apparently looking up a book title as he spoke with shop owner Eileen McGervey. He said “preparation” was the key to his shopping.
Comments: If you need to check the setting on your BS Meter, this short article will help tune it. How? 0bama claims to be "Christmas" shopping. If he can´t mention God in his annual Thanksgiving message to US as a nation, he doesn´t recognize Christmas. Oh, and using the Blackberry was his portable TOTUS.
Which family members would that be Zero? Your brother´s child that Dinesh De Souza paid for his surgery? Your aunt on welfare? Your uncle? Maybe some typical white people related to your very mysterious mother?
Oh my god, I mean oh my Obama! I´m getting all uh moist inside.. He´s just so, so so Dreamy!!! It´s like He looks at you and you just melt like butter and you wanna get on your knees... Oh my Obama! I´m going to faint, He´s soooo Dreamy!!!!
I always thought there was something creepy about Obama´s "smile", and now I hear the same creepiness in his "laugh" (or whatever you can call it). But the dark, hidden agenda behind the persona is exactly what his worshippers love about him. Anyway, I Hope Malia and Sasha enjoy their copies of Rules For Radicals, The People´s History Of The United States, and Das Kapital (no, he didn´t buy them the Manifesto - they already use it as study material at home).
1. A huge number of small businesses have been destroyed by Obama´s policies. Not because of those policies "going wrong," but because they produced the only results they could have.
2. And this little, nearly-unseen, weekend exercise in clumsy propaganda cost us taxpayers how much? Didn´t calculate that, AP? Hmmm? How many SS agents? How many zillion-dollar armored SUVs? How much did it cost the locals for their cops´ overtime? How many area businesses had to close that day? For how long? How much time and gas did locals waste so Stinky could do what he pleased, when he pleased, where he pleased -- all to no ["no," as in "zero"] beneficial purpose?
What´s really amazing here is how Obama tries to portray himself as an honest president trying to do his job while his hacks are working behind the scenes trying to destroy the country from the inside out.It´s not just economic liberalism but cultural and foreign policy liberalism.
Look at all the so called progress the left has accomplished over the past 4 years,does anybody think a single one of them is happy?
Not that I follow gossip(snicker) but i was reading about Elizabeth Montgomery´s behind the scenes basket case life yesterday.She had all the trappings of the rich and famous but was tormented by a fatal attraction to older and abusive men.
The point is a person´s pubic image can be crafted by media specialists that make them likeable or whatever.These are the type advisers that have Obama going to NJ or this bookstore.
I think Obama´s daughters had a lot to do with him getting reelected.Even though they´re rarely in public,people of all stripes seem to like them regardless of what creeps Obama and his wife are.I keep my fingers crossed that they don´t grow up to be far left liberals and they have as sense of proportion over what´s right and wrong.
So the Dunce-in-Chief buys a book to get himself a photo op while the Secret Service no doubt turned away hundreds of potential customers so he could be "safe" inside the store? Just like he drives hundreds of military people off the golf course at Bolling Air Force base in Washington so the selfish little twit can hit the ball around. The only thing "transparent" about this boy is his sick personality.
Wherever the Won goes there is a LARGE bubble of protection. Hundreds of paying customers are blocked . Streets are closed and employees are searched, bomb sniffed and background checked. When He stopped for an ice cream in Bar Harbor, Maine a couple of summers ago there were F-16s circling above all day. Was all of that really necessary ?
So why isn´t the story by the press headlined as "Tech challenged president still buying paper books"?. If Bush or Romney were the president, the story would be all about how he is in such a rut and so unprogressive that he doesn´t know you don´t have to spend taxpayer money on Secret Service details going to a bookstore when you can go online and download the book, the whole process taking less than 1 minute. How stupid is he?
Anyone who’s ever gone on a diet is told to lay off the booze because it’s high in calories. And that, of course, must make it very fattening indeed. Go onto the NHS Direct website, and you’ll be told a glass of wine contains as many calories as a slice of cake. Or if you prefer beer, the British Nutrition Foundation reminds you two pints are roughly the equivalent in calories to a full glass of single cream. So you may be surprised to learn that there’s no scientific evidence whatsoever to support the idea that alcohol makes you on weight. That’s hugely counter-intuitive, I know, because alcohol certainly is said to contain lots of calories.
President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an "impediment" to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party. Obama told donors the sight of Mt. Rainier illuminated by a setting sun was particularly special because it reminded him of his mother, who attended high school in the Seattle area. "I feel the spirit of my mom," he said. He also attempted to contrast himself with Republicans who control the House of Representatives, saying they are "more focused on positioning themselves for
Los Angeles - Rather than thanking a list of friends and colleagues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used their American Music Awards acceptance speech to send a message of tolerance on Sunday night. Ben Haggerty, the rapper known as Macklemore, accepted the award for favorite rap/hip-hop album, then quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in a live satellite feed from the rap group´s latest tour stop. "Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it," he said.
China and India’s success in weakening the latest global warming agreement created friction with other developing nations that are seeking to step up the fight against climate change. The two countries insisted on single-word changes for a deal at a United Nations conference involving 190 nations on Nov. 23. Instead of making “commitments” to roll back fossil fuel emissions, they signed up for “contributions,” a formulation that allows more flexibility in their action. Those last-minute revisions at a meeting that ran overtime by almost 30 hours underscored the reluctance of China and India to join in the sort of emissions
Washington - Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts stores, closes on Sundays, costing its owners millions but honoring their Christian faith. The stores play religious music. Employees get free spiritual counseling. But they do not get free insurance coverage for some contraceptives, even though President Obama’s health care law requires it. Hobby Lobby, a corporation, says that forcing it to provide the coverage would violate its religious beliefs. A federal appeals court agreed, and the Supreme Court is set to decide on Tuesday whether it will hear the Obama administration’s appeal from that decision or appeals from one of
A historic agreement on Iran´s nuclear programme was made possible by months of unprecedented secret meetings between US and Iranian officials, in further signs of the accelerating detente between two of the world´s most adversarial powers, it emerged on Sunday. The meetings ran parallel to official negotiations involving five other world powers, (Snip) The Obama administration asked journalists not to publish details they had uncovered of the secret diplomacy until the Geneva talks were over for fear of derailing them. The Associated Press and a Washington-based news website, Al-Monitor, finally did so
Tokyo - Japan’s foreign minister on Sunday refused to recognize China’s newly claimed air defense zone over disputed islands, signaling that Japan would not back down as tensions increased in the maritime dispute. China on Saturday said its “air defense identification zone” would give it the right to identify and possibly take military action against aircraft near the islands in the East China Sea. The uninhabited islands are administered by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan. China’s announcement appeared to be the latest step in what analysts have called a strategy to chip away at Japan’s claims of control of the islands.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long