President Barack Obama’s Jan. 14 press conference included many attacks and much self-praise and numerous contradictory charges — few of which were recognized or highlighted by the reporters that presented the event in terms vary favorable to the president. Republicans “demonize” him, Obama complained, shortly after he declared that Republicans were putting an economic “gun at the head of the American people … [and] threaten to wreck the entire economy.” “I’m a pretty friendly guy,” he said, not long after suggesting that he would stop checks for veterans and retirees if the GOP didn’t raise the White House’s $16.4 trillion credit limit.
The national center of missing and exploited children should be notified today that Obama is going to exploit children to enhance yet another presidential power grab. He can´t win on the proposal alone so he has to exploit innocent faces to get his way. Sickening.
there´s gazillions of gun laws already on the books in this country,yet criminals are having a field day under Obama and Holder.
At one point in time the press was actually responsible. They certainly can´t call themselves reporters anymore. If they were honest, they could have so much to write about - the list is too long but we all know the topics. What a pouty little wannabe dictator.
Obama threatens to cut the most important, desirable, constitutional parts of government while leaving the wasteful bloated corrupt over regulation untouched. He is no better than any municipal politician who cuts fire and police protection first so as to prevent any cuts to bloated government. What is needed is a GOP with the guts to confront him on this and point out what he does not cut every time he doesn´t pay the military or the SS cheques. This debate can be won but not if you don´t have the debate and leave this demagoguery unchallenged.
No surprise here . . . the liberal media is his, he owns them, pulls their strings and directs their agendas. liberal colleges have produced this large gaggle of "C" average journalist majors for the sole purpose of furthering the leftist cause.
If there is a first principle of conduct, it is this: Consequences Affect Future Behavior.
When journalists sit silently and "do nothing" in the face of repeated incidents of distortion/blatant propaganda, they are actually doing something--not challenging absurdities tends to encourage them over time. Even worse, when influential journalists turn a blind eye to obvious distortion, they enable invalid thoughts to spread far and wide.
History is likely to be very hard on those who have abandoned their journalistic responsibilities.
“Distort the news! Omit the news! Invent the news! Just don’t report the news!”
Above are the shameless marching orders of second-term-emboldened, “flexible” President Barack Hussein Potemkin Obama to his slavishly obedient messengers bearing his lies.
When one fraud, fake, pretender, imposter, hypocrite and phony has his words and deeds reported to his constituency by frauds, fakes, pretenders, imposters, hypocrites and phonies, we’re left with American Journalism circa 2013.
Republicans like the Bushes who "befriended" the Clintons after eight years of criminal and political corruption and the Romneys who made nice, nice to the Obama fraud machine who have encouraged much of the MSM in the destruction of a once great country.
The "kinder gentler, compassionate" Bushes who appoint Souter & Soto-Mayor. Then select and promote Powell. And allow the Plame hoax to play out have ended the GOP. That is until we get tough with Rats and their enenmedia crowd.
Back in the day schools didn´t have cafeterias to serve food. Kids that had to eat at school brought their own lunch. When the government got involved with feeding kids, it was the road to what we have now, a socialist country where the government has now become the Nanny state. Parents have abdicated their responsibility and authority to the government. They started in the schools and thanks to Lyndon Johnson´s Great Society we have the mess we have today. Too bad we have so many citizens demanding these services because they are too comfortable being poor. Trillions spent and all we have for it is a bunch of folks who refuse to work and have no reason to want anything better for themselves. We can´t afford them anymore.
The sloths that populate the WH press room are shameless. Ot one time, a journalist risked being banished from the coveted press room seat, but today a self respecting journalist would be ashamed to belong to that club.
Unfortunately, the Republicans think they can win the game by just putting their defense on the field. They just don´t realize it is the 4th Quarter and the Two Minute Warning just sounded.
They have to start defunding Obama´s machines of tyranny: Sebelius, EPA, Justice, etc.. They are so concerned with being blamed for ...actually, I´m not sure...they don´t seem to be concerned they WILL be blamed for losing our country.
I´m a physician. Today I was "impressed", not deputized, to be one of Obama´s instruments of dictatorial persecution. It has to stop, or we will lose our freedom and liberty because we no longer deserve them.
The points being made here are all thoughtful and very clear. But, look...we passed on the opportunity last November to start fixing the problem. While I never viewed Romney as the grand savior, I did view him as a person who could have started laying the groundwork for the re-birth of America as the constitutional republic it once was. The real leg work was to come from his successors among the republican ranks who would have the where with all to re-engineer the party - people who possess the real messaging skill.
This third-party talk is well and good and I see many points. But, if there are say 20 million of us TP´ers of voting age who would form a third political party, this will not win presidential elections where we are up against 70 million well-programmed sheep. I gaurantee none of the sheep would ever bolt from the dims for a new conservative party.
The U.S. isn´t called "America the Beautiful" for nothing. Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country´s majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty. But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont´s Ben & Jerry´s Factory and Tennessee´s Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley. From California to New York and everywhere in between, the country is chock-full of incredible attractions that keep luring in visitors. Here are the best tourist attractions in every state.
Would a free society be a crime-free society? We have good reason to anticipate it. Don’t accuse me of utopianism. I don’t foresee a future of new human beings who consistently respect the rights of others. Rather, I’m drawing attention to the distinction between crime and tort — between offenses against the state (or society) and offenses against individual persons or their justly held property. We’re so used to this distinction, and the priority of the criminal law over tort law, that most of us don’t realize that things used to be different. At one time, an “offense” that was
Under most circumstances, a falling unemployment rate would be cause for great cheer. These are not most circumstances. America is now a country where the official count of joblessness is dropping largely because so many people have stopped looking for work. Under the government’s statistical rules, those who have thrown in the towel are no longer counted as unemployed. Perversely, this drives the rate down. Combined with weak job growth, the trend produced happy-sounding 7% unemployment, the lowest rate in five years. In fact, though, the labor force participation rate, a solid measure of the country’s connection to paychecks,
Call me Grinch, call me Scrooge. Call me Lord Voldemort of the Yuletide. None could be worse than sending me a holiday card with glossy photographs of your lovely, smiling family. My wife, Emily, and I place your cards like trophies on our shelves, continuing an old-school practice that began about 175 years ago as a way of maintaining relationships as families and friends moved far and wide. Today’s cards may appear more personalized — with photos of spouses, kids and pets, and distribution lists much smaller than a sprawling collection of Facebook friends. But when I flip over the photo
There is a way that one expects visits with jailed criminals to go: typically, there´s guilt, contrition, the accepting of responsibility. Not so with Bernie Madoff, serving 150 years, the executor of the world´s most famous Ponzi scheme. As the five-year anniversary of the discovery of his crime approaches — is that even something worth keeping an anniversary for? — The Wall Street Journal´s Sital Patel sought out comment from the convicted fraudster. What she found over a two-hour sitdown at a comfy Butner, N.C. prison was a man who basically pointed fingers while raising other fingers, to boot. Haters, it
The Navy recently christened the USS Gerald Ford in Newport News, Virginia, with considerable fanfare and the traditional smashing of a bottle of champagne across the bow of the ship — the most technologically advanced aircraft carrier the United States has built. The fancy new ship cost taxpayers $13 billion, including a shameful $2.5 billion cost overrun! That’s an overrun of almost 20%, hardly a rounding error. Really? A $2.5 billion overrun. I’m sure taxpayers are scratching their heads wondering who will pay that outrageous tab. Well, since the carrier is being built under a cost-plus, incentive-fee contract , the Navy pays
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate turned media personality, is looking at another bid for the presidency, this time backed by ministers eager to put an evangelical into the White House. Huckabee will test the waters when he returns home to Little Rock, Ark., December 12-13 to address the Arkansas Renewal Project, part of evangelical organizer David Lane´s American Renewal Project. Huckabee had the support of pastors in his 2008 fight against eventual winner Sen. John McCain. Among the potential candidates looking at a GOP bid, Huckabee is closest to the pastors. He is a social conservative who
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay