Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit with Michelle Obama as the President delivers his State of the Union speech on February 12. Cook is the second member of the world of Apple to join the First Lady. At last year´s speech, Mrs. Obama invited the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to view the SOTU speech. Gene Sperling, a top White House economic adviser, confirmed the First Lady´s invitation as well as Mr. Cook´s acceptance. "Apple is a great American company, and it stands for our sense of innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, and risk taking and I think that´s
Comments: Suddenly the Mooch and 0bama celebrate an American company. Meanwhile, 0bama continually tries to destroy them with 0bamacare, regulations, etc.
The line up for sitting with Big Moo grows longer as one after the other her sycophants capitulate to another Valerie Jarrett directive that they show up on time and act as though the love and care for this bag of dung.
Golly! I´d heard all the guests this year would be victims of gun violence.
I appreciate another commenter ´splainin´ that he´s the Token Gay Guy.
I don´t s´pose the $16 trillion national debt is part of the state of the union. (If it´s mentioned, it will probably be Dear Leader declaring that it´s being handled expertly by his team of luminaries.)
The state of the union is as grim right now as it´s been in my lifetime.
I would think that Barak and Mooch invited Cook to sit with the big butt one. Good move on Cook´s part to accept. Apple can use them when needed in DC issues. There is zero crony capitalism associated with Apple. When i was there in the 80s, Apple refused to do business with the feds. We appointed a federal oriented dealer in VA, rather than sign a GSA agreement.
I´d like to see a president with the smarts to pull the plug on this dog and pony farce.
Make a 30 minute address from the Oral Orifice whilst sending the written report on the State of the Union as required by law to Congress and be done with it.
Save money (a million bucks or more), protect security (no mass gummint gathering) and get on with business.
The theatrics are nonsensical and phony. Lyndon Johnson is the one who bastardized this spectacle. It goes hand and hand with a laundry list of gargantuan spending ideas. Time we ditched it... long overdue in fact.
Amazing, the overlap between the drinkers of Apple koolaid and the drinkers of leftie koolaid. They both get a lot of practice lining up like lemmings for expensive, um, solid waste.(It was grape-flavored Flavor-Aid, of course, but koolaid is the meme.)
In an impressive display of chutzpah, the Tampa Bay Times´ fact-checking organization PolitiFact has designated President Obama´s promise that "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" as their "Lie of the Year" for 2013 while simultaneously distancing itself from its own years-long record of failing to identify it as a lie. PolitiFact editor Angie Holan said Thursday that Obama´s promise was a "catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America´s health insurance system." But the promise was "impossible to keep," she said, noting
JOHANNESBURG — The South African government says it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial once faced a murder charge, and says he´s being investigated. Phumla Williams of the government communications office said Friday the government is investigating Thamsanqa Jantjie and how he was selected to interpret at a memorial Tuesday at which he stood close to U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders. Jantjie outraged deaf people by making signs they said amounted to gibberish. A South African TV news outlet, eNCA, is reporting that Jantjie faced a murder charge a decade ago, but
President Obama has recalled John Podesta to work at the White House as a “counselor.” Podesta is the Clinton hand who founded the far-left Center for American Progress (home of the clownish Think Progress blog). Podesta’s appointment, which needs no congressional approval, comes at a time when Obama is already making moves to do without Congress. He has used executive actions to re-write Obamacare, and to recalibrate immigration law, both in ways that just happen to favor either himself or the Democrats. The New York Times reports that Podesta will work on executive actions when he returns to the White
On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, new host Brian Stelter turned to President Obama the press critic. At the end of his cakewalk “Hardball” interview last week, Obama called out the media for being divisive. “The American people are good and they are decent. And yes, we get very divided partly because our politics and our media specifically tries to divide them and splinter them.” Stelter asked a decent question about whether that was an odd statement to make on divisive MSNBC. NPR television critic Eric Deggans shot that down, insisting MSNBC was a “great place” to attack cable news
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed classified information at a 2011 awards ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. The CIA allowed Boal, the screenwriter of Zero Dark Thirty, to attend a June 24, 2011 award ceremony celebrating the successful raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan that May. A transcript of Panetta’s speech that night obtained by Judicial Watch is labeled “top secret,” and significant portions of it are redacted. At the conclusion his speech, Panetta told the audience, “You have made me proud
UPDATE: Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday night. The proposal, which has yet to be voted on, busts through sequester caps, setting FY 2014 spending at $1.014 trillion — billions beyond the levels mandated by sequester. The proposal contains no mention of pension reform. Conservatives had better start paying attention to the budget battle raging in Washington: If things go south — and they are poised to do just that — the tea party’s single greatest policy victory, the sequester, could be destroyed. And worse yet, it could be destroyed in exchange for nothing. The sequester
Approval of ObamaCare in the United States has risen eight percentage points in the last month, according to a new poll. Thirty-nine percent of people now approve of the law, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Tuesday evening. Half of the public, by contrast, disapproves of ObamaCare, the poll found. Nearly 60 percent say they don’t think the sign-up process for ObamaCare is going well, but more than one-third say it’s improving. These figures come in just ten days after the administration touted the repaired federal portal for the insurance, HealthCare.gov. Obama’s general job approval rating has increased to 42 percent,
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has made herself the center of a racial controversy by declaring that Jesus Christ and Santa Claus are white. On Wednesday night, Kelly was responding to an article by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled “ Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore .” The popular news host told viewers of “The Kelly File,” her hit FNC program, “When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, ‘Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it´s racist to have a white Santa.’ And by the way, for all you kids
Views of the tea party are at all-time lows in a new poll, as primary challenges to establishment Republicans continue to heat up Washington. Just 30 percent of Americans view the tea party favorably in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the movement’s lowest point since Gallup began polling about it during its rise in 2010. Also in a first, a majority of Americans had an unfavorable view of the tea party, at 51 percent. Similar numbers of respondents described themselves as proponents or opponents of the tea party: Twenty-two percent identified themselves as tea party supporters, while 24 percent said they
WASHINGTON – It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of the budget deal.“Embrace the suck,” House minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats Thursday morning, a source told Politico.“We need to get this off the table so we can go forward,” she added. It’s a way of telling her colleagues the budget deal negotiated with Republicans is the best they can get. Democrats are fuming that the bipartisan budget deal doesn’t extend unemployment benefits for more than a million Americans. One of Pelosi’s top lieutenants, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Thursday it
Columnist Charles Krauthammer attacked new Obamacare rules unveiled by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a late Thursday conference call, saying the Obama administration is “approach[ing] banana republic lawlessness” by issuing the decrees. Krauthammer spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier on a panel with Juan Williams and Judge Andrew Napolitano, as the three reacted to Sebelius’ new directives for insurance companies. “This is exactly a reaction to a deep understanding among Democrats that [Obamacare] is a train wreck,” he said. “And it’s a panic reaction. As the judge said, this is utterly lawless. This now approaches banana republic lawlessness.