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Petulant, Perturbed Obama
Just Can't Help Himself

American Thinker, by Selwyn Duke

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/22/2012 11:23:00 PM

As with the vice-presidential debate and Joe Biden, Barack Obama's attitude in Monday night's debate spoke more clearly than anything he said. No, he didn't laugh like Bozo the Clown, giggle like a schoolgirl, shake his head, and roll his eyes like Jokin' Joe did. But he looked petulant, perturbed, and on edge (and was occasionally rude) throughout much of the night, despite three days of debate preparation at Camp David. It seems Barack Obama just can't help himself. It wasn't that he was under withering attack by Mitt Romney. In fact, I was struck by how Romney opened

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tangles, 10/22/2012 11:31:13 PM     (No. 8954237)

Cranky O!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lylacat, 10/22/2012 11:32:28 PM     (No. 8954244)

0bama is so arrogant; does not serve him well. I could never understand the hate the left had for G. W. Bush, but I have to say, I now understand when I look at 0bama. He makes it so hard to like him, and he makes it impossible to ever respect him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/22/2012 11:35:42 PM     (No. 8954259)

Obama was practically begging Romney to hit him on Libya. Why, just today, the CIA fell on their sword and totally contradicted their statements from two weeks ago and declared that they told Obama for a week that this was all about the video. Clearly a lie. Romney didn't bite and Obama lost the argument with no words spoken.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: annapolis2010dad, 10/22/2012 11:41:34 PM     (No. 8954268)

I heard of a tweet from a Marine, "Marines still bayonets Mr. President!"
A petty-sniping president is not what I'm looking for in a leader.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/22/2012 11:44:30 PM     (No. 8954272)

Who was that man ? Maybe we missed him walking on water in the past four years.

If the lies were not so serious, it would be laughable. Maybe he gets his info from L.com posters.

All show for the lemmings.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: NY Betsy Rose, 10/22/2012 11:45:02 PM     (No. 8954275)

Last time Romney went there on Libya, Obama had the fix in with Candy. Mitt was astonished to see Obama lie like he did right to the face of the whole country and of course Candy later had to walk it back because it WAS a lie. Mitt wasn't going to fall into that trap again. He was steady, gave a closing that almost made me cry for America and the take away is Obama's death stare all night. That's an SNL parody but of course they won't make fun of their fav.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/22/2012 11:50:23 PM     (No. 8954287)

What #6 said so well..Great night for the future President Mitt Romney!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/22/2012 11:52:55 PM     (No. 8954295)

Barry wasn't playing small ball tonight. He was playing small spit ball as he repeatedly sniped at Romney with petty wads of sarcasm. Very unpresidential, Barry.

And incredibly Obama will sit there and lie and lie. Romney didn't have time to keep up with all the lies. The biggest lie repeated daily in Ohio crew is that Romney wanted the auto companies to go bankrupt without any government assistance. Easily refuted by an editorial Romney wrote at the time, but Obama and his crew continue to tell the lie with impunity. Actually Obama's slowness and union payoffs when he took the auto companies through bankruptcy cost the taxpayers an additional $20Million.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/22/2012 11:56:31 PM     (No. 8954303)

#8, correction, obviously:
...cost the taxpayers an additional $20BILLION!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Saildreamer, 10/23/2012 12:28:57 AM     (No. 8954352)

Obama prepped for an all out assault by Romney. When he didn't get it, he couldn't adapt. He responded as if he were being attracked when he wasn't. Made him look petty. Well played Governor.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/23/2012 12:44:50 AM     (No. 8954370)

Romney has gotten into Obama's head. For the president, the debate was personal. When all the words spoken are long forgotten, it will be the look of confidence on Romney's face contrasted with the look of contempt on Obama's that looking back at tonight will be said to have sealed the deal for the voters.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/23/2012 4:06:53 AM     (No. 8954503)

0 was thrown off his plan when Romney gave him a pass on Benghazi. 0 had probably spent a lot of time and strategy in preparation for a big fight on that one. He had to. Then no fight. 0 didn't have the guts to bring up the subject himself. Mitt Romney didn't even use the word 'optimal' once.

Get the transcript, Candy...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: danu, 10/23/2012 5:08:01 AM     (No. 8954527)

He looked mental, stark staring mad.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ChicagoWilson, 10/23/2012 7:10:00 AM     (No. 8954626)

The dope got roped.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bsparks, 10/23/2012 7:40:26 AM     (No. 8954670)

Perhaps the strongest overall impression I take from the three debates is the consistently "presidenetial" demeanor of Romney -- strong and in command -- contrasted with the three different faces of Obama across the debates -- first lost, then boastful and manipulative, and finally petulant. Obama seemed to "decide" what face he would present each night while Mitt simply came out as himself to face a tough job. I hope the world sees this.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/23/2012 7:40:44 AM     (No. 8954671)

That was a bizarre glare wasn't it? No so much petulant as menacing. Or at least as menacing as can be imagined from someone who wears mom jeans and throws a baseball like a girl. Well, on Nov 6 America is going to give him a wedgie and stuff him into a locker.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: RIsailor, 10/23/2012 7:45:20 AM     (No. 8954678)

Thank you, fellow posters, for illuminating Mitt's strategy and tactics better than any of the pundits and morning show people!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/23/2012 7:48:34 AM     (No. 8954683)

I agree with the posts at #10 and #12 in that Obama 'trained' for this debate in ways to defend his non-action in and lies about Benghazi. Mitt went elsewhere, to subjects for which the president had no memorized lines.
.... It continus to become more obvious that Obama doesn't 'think' much about anything. The teleprompter tells him how he feels each day. Thought process and actual knowledge have never been on his agenda.
Ooops.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LZK, 10/23/2012 7:49:10 AM     (No. 8954684)

I think I understand the lefties hatred of President George Bush. They settle on one narrative and hammer it home with the help of the media....

It hasn't worked with President Romney. His good hearted personality came through the television via the debates -- even with lefite/libbie narrators.

He won the favor of "real" Americans out here in the Heartland....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Southerngal, 10/23/2012 8:06:44 AM     (No. 8954720)

I noticed almost identical American lapel pins and remembered in 2008 Obama refusing to wear the American flag or place his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. All show---Obama hates America as much as he does Romney.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Arby, 10/23/2012 8:17:32 AM     (No. 8954739)

Everyone's saying that they were close in their foreign policy positions. Perhaps so, but Mitt looked like the person who was anxious to tackle the job. Fauxbama was defensive, in every way.

Now let's get this thing done.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: saucy, 10/23/2012 8:30:51 AM     (No. 8954764)

Obama was a scrappy yard dog yapping and desperately trying to pee on a stately elm.

Never happened.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Daylily, 10/23/2012 8:38:30 AM     (No. 8954778)

#6 gave a great description of O's look last night as a death stare. To me he also looked very angry - it appeared that he kept his jaws clenched much of the time. It is painful to watch him - both he and Michelle exude nastinest.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/23/2012 8:39:38 AM     (No. 8954780)

It was astonishing to hear Obama so suddenly pro America, so cognizant of American values and exceptionalism, so pro military, so friendly toward Israel. WHO IS THIS?

After four years of demeaning Israel, apologizing for America, using the troops for his own gain, alienating our allies, and generally running down American values and national pride, his suddenly " positive" words sounded robotic and completely insincere.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: pomom, 10/23/2012 9:01:02 AM     (No. 8954830)

It took me about 15 minutes to realize that Mitt Romney's strategy was to completely disarm Obama on Romney wanting to start another war. That was the talking point for the past couple of days in the MSM. It threw Obama off when Romney didn't get down in the weeds of the details on Libya.

Instead, Romney pivoted to the big picture which is to create a world where the United States can educate countries and tie our help into their participation in democracy.
That, my friends, is what a Commander in Chief does.

Obama resorted to taunts and demeaning rhetoric (''we have planes that actually land on ships'') His arrogance showed with the ''Me'' and the ''I saw the shot and I took it.'' Well, I wanted to puke.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/23/2012 9:04:51 AM     (No. 8954843)

One more thing regarding Obama's snark about bayonets and horses...the CIA and Army used horses in Afghanistan when working alongside the Northern Alliance just a couple of years ago.

Oh, SNAP, Mr. President!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 10/23/2012 9:19:25 AM     (No. 8954885)

I constantly hear and read Obama is "so likeable." Not to me. He's got the personality and charm of a cobra - especially behind that big, phoney smile. He comes across as mean, nasty and snarky.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: navybrat, 10/23/2012 9:23:17 AM     (No. 8954889)

I am beyond sick of Obama's raise taxes on the rich over and over. How about just having all dems pay taxes.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 10/23/2012 9:24:36 AM     (No. 8954893)

Mitt was unflappable. I micro-studied his facial expressions as zippy vomited prevarication after prevarication, and Mr. Romney never so much as flinched. He maintained complete composure and never allowed 0boyma to rattle him. Romney exhibited true class, and 0bama was unable to fake that he has any.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Avogadra, 10/23/2012 9:31:55 AM     (No. 8954918)

Romney looked presidential. Obama looked like Snoopy pretending to be a vulture.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: suejeanne, 10/23/2012 9:40:31 AM     (No. 8954938)

#22 - I love that . . . stately elm ... beautiful -

I was going to go on here to say Obama was "baracking up the wrong tree" but yours put it perfectly.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: spengler, 10/23/2012 9:43:47 AM     (No. 8954947)

Blowbama is a dope addict.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/23/2012 9:47:51 AM     (No. 8954958)

But it plays well to the petulant vote ... which is 50% of America

Ya'll are forgetting that

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Reply 34 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/23/2012 9:51:46 AM     (No. 8954976)

right #11, 13. Obama looks sooo angry! If he could have ditched that look, might have helped him...some.

Is it perhaps b/c he is a man who is conflicted? Most signs point to him not really wanting another four years. However the heat is on and the Chicago syndicate, according to the deep throat-style interview of the Obama insider, has BIG expectations in the form of another four years. Perhaps Obie is scared to death of what will happen to him, when he does NOT deliver.

He could also be worried about what his handlers have told him he must do, to stay in power, should he lose the election and he is absolutely terrified to implement it. Remember that look of horror/deer in headlights in the situation room during Bin Laden kill? Ditto the debate. The man could very well come unglued when he loses the 2012 election. Captain Queeq is knocking on the door.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 10/23/2012 9:57:59 AM     (No. 8955009)

Zero reminded me of Nixon during the final stages, under siege and hunkered down. He tried to look resolute, but instead came off as a poor loser acting like he was being unfairly picked on.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hardright, 10/23/2012 10:18:22 AM     (No. 8955097)

Was watching Obama on the split screen when Romney was speaking. Nothing but pure evil and hatred on his face. Look at his eyes, really scary, and he was blinking at warp speed. This is one evil man. Be afraid, America, be really afraid. God help us all if he's re-elected.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jorgecito, 10/23/2012 10:41:44 AM     (No. 8955188)

Agree #37 -- the split screen is not Obama's friend!

As other posters have written, Obama projected a "death stare," while his hunch-over posture was that of an "evil troll, waiting to strike."

My own impression of Obama at last night's debate was that he personified the Dickens character Uriah Heep.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Browneyes, 10/23/2012 10:41:56 AM     (No. 8955190)

The most impressive thing about Gov. Romney's great demeanor last night was he totally flummoxed the media. None were expecting him to respond as he did re: Bengazi. Why, because they covered it after the previous debate.

Yes, Gov Romney was truly Statesman-like and he showed he cannot and will not be bullied by a weak and petulent pretender.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 10/23/2012 10:57:29 AM     (No. 8955249)

o was a coiled reptile all evening, and not a pretty sight. He is unwell, a head on a walking stick. For his own good and ours he needs to get some serious R and R, pun is intended.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 10/23/2012 11:47:12 AM     (No. 8955418)

Classless Chicago gutter dweller. The voodoo JuJu evil eye, something out of a 1920s silent film.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jt26, 10/23/2012 12:20:48 PM     (No. 8955552)

more like Pussy Galore.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: jt26, 10/23/2012 12:21:28 PM     (No. 8955556)

Pussy Galore comes to mind.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 10/23/2012 12:25:07 PM     (No. 8955565)

The recipients of Obama's poor debate quality performance are the MSM. The MSM made their bed by siding insanely with the Won and now they're looking like the fools they are????

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/23/2012 12:33:57 PM     (No. 8955585)

Debates are not Zip's thing.
He thought he could tap dance through the first and fell on his face. His handlers created different clowns for the next two and he projected loser again. I'd imagine Valerie Jarrett is on the warpath again today, blaming everyone not optimizing her flawed boy.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/23/2012 12:42:27 PM     (No. 8955606)

His head bobbed up and down like one you'd buy at a Yankee's game! They had them on split screen and I had NO sound so I could stand to look at him. His voice is not to be tolerated. (Lisping pantywaist!)

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Reply 46 - Posted by: lencu255, 10/23/2012 1:02:57 PM     (No. 8955650)

Well, what the country is to expect from a poorly educated community organizer?
I will always remind the obozo's supporters about his comment on the lipstick on pigs!
Have you ever heard anything like that from the conservative politician? Not likely!
But leftists use that all the time, and unfortunately there are way too many uneducated (and "educated") drones and leeches who like it.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: zzzghy, 10/23/2012 1:06:56 PM     (No. 8955661)

Good one, #31.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/23/2012 1:42:28 PM     (No. 8955727)

My favorite moment in the debate:

"Obama bin Laden"

- Bob Schieffer



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Reply 49 - Posted by: wilki029, 10/23/2012 1:45:53 PM     (No. 8955733)

#25 - watched the debate last night with my 75 year old mom and 15 year old daughter. My sweet southern mom said with a bit of vinegar in her voice "Well, Obama has no family on stage . . . must have been too far to travel all the way from Kenya . . . " My daughter and I burst out laughing. I was proud to have three generations of smart, Conservative ladies sitting there taking in the dignity and composure of Governor Romney, our next President.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: redink, 10/23/2012 1:50:57 PM     (No. 8955746)

From the beginning, I was fascinated with the deadly, demonic glare coming out of Obama's eyes. I kept waiting for someone to call in a snake handler.

I've seen a lot of buffoonery in past debates over the years...but I've never seen anything like what Obama displayed last night. It was beyond petulance. I was actually praying Romney would be spiritually protected.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Talega, 10/23/2012 2:14:57 PM     (No. 8955792)

#50 Totally agree! President Romney was hugging his sons and grandsons, and all Obama could do was gather with the Romneys! I thought I was the only one who noticed.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/23/2012 4:48:40 PM     (No. 8956200)

Obama looked malevolent all through the debate. After the debate, alone with Michelle, they both looked pathetic.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: mdpeclipse, 10/23/2012 5:59:56 PM     (No. 8956381)

a lot of Americans have been commenting today that he was "unpresidential". obozo has been a fraud from day one. he has NEVER been presidential.



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Reply 54 - Posted by: annapolis2010dad, 10/23/2012 6:28:16 PM     (No. 8956425)

Is anyone else tired of the "roads and bridges" cliche? Oh, almost forgot the "teachers!" He can't work with small businesses, so build those roads and bridges and hire teachers too. AAAHH

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Reply 55 - Posted by: artsy, 10/23/2012 10:35:55 PM     (No. 8956807)

Honestly, I have never understood the "Angry Black Man" thing..until now. 0bama looked so menacing. He was certainly someone I'd be afraid to meet in a dark alley. There was no kindness in those eyes.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/23/2012 11:08:52 PM     (No. 8956861)

#51. I've never seen a snake blink like that. I thought he looked like someone who was under a lot of stress, perhaps because he fears all the lies are about to catch up to him.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 10/23/2012 11:51:57 PM     (No. 8956908)

Part of the time it looked as if the glare was a cover for sneaking a peek at a cleverly hidden mini teleprompter or watch size.
Yes Obe was snockered that's much better than a dueling knockout.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: suejeanne, 10/24/2012 1:10:03 AM     (No. 8956982)

#49 - I thought I heard him say that - and wondered what would have been the reaction if Mr. Romney had made such a slip - did Mr. Schieffer get called on the carpet for that?

I was pleasantly surprised with Bob Schieffer,thought he seemed more fair and impartial as a debate moderator should be but I did miss a few minutes here and there due to various interruptions.

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Russian mockery of President Obama has taken a bizarre turn. The newly elected Prime Minister of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, has tweeted (in Russian) a photoshopped image of Barack Obama in a Russian military uniform, implying that our president’s behavior can be explained by his purported status as a deep cover Russian agent. Oleg Atbashian of The People’s Cube, a former Soviet propagandist who fled to the West, has a fascinating post explaining what is going on here. Such a jab could have easily come from conservative jokesters in the U.S., as a way to vent their bitterness over Obama´s inept

Satellites Spot Possible Debris
From Malaysia Airlines Flight
Wall Street Journal, by Ross Kelly and James Glynn    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/20/2014 7:25:48 AM     Post Reply
SYDNEY—An Australian-led operation is under way to determine whether objects located by satellite imagery in the southern Indian Ocean belong to missing Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU -2.08% Flight 370. "New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search," Australia´s Prime Minister Tony Abbott during a regular sitting of Parliament. He added that there was no certainty the objects spotted were part of the aircraft, which disappeared en route to China from Malaysia on March 8. Still, the apparent sighting is the strongest lead yet in a multinational search that has so far yielded little. Search crews found

Obama presents false choice on Ukraine
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/19/2014 11:15:48 PM     Post Reply
President Obama declared today that the U.S. will not take military action in Ukraine. I think most of us had worked that out. “What we are going to do,” Obama declared “is mobilize all of our diplomatic resources to make sure that we’ve got a strong international coalition that sends a clear message.” The clear message will be this — please, please don’t invade more territory. In ruling out military action, Obama explained that “the Ukrainians don’t want [an actual war with Russia], nobody would want that.” But if Russia continues to devour their country, the Ukrainians are no less

EPA fraudster helped craft
sweeping air quality rules
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/19/2014 11:11:02 PM     Post Reply
A former high-ranking EPA staffer convicted of stealing nearly $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy had virtually no experience, got his job with help from a college buddy, and went on to play a key role in sweeping environmental regulations, according to a report Senate Republicans released Wednesday. Those regulations remain in place despite John C. Beale’s lack of environmental expertise, Republican investigators said, adding that they want the Environmental Protection Agency to review the work in which Beale was involved during his 24-year tenure. The report said Beale led an “itinerant life” as a police officer and

Feds flying in style: Uncle
Sam’s executive jets used
for personal travel
Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/19/2014 10:55:08 PM     Post Reply
Federal officials have no qualms flying the friendly skies in style, regularly using executive jets and other planes in the government’s fleet of 1,700 aircraft for everyday travel. But they often don’t track how much such trips cost or the reasons why they skipped cheaper commercial flights in favor of firing up one of Uncle Sam’s aircraft. And lawmakers in Congress — usually charged with overseeing or reining in such expenditures — have their own addiction to luxury travel with a growing tendency to fly first class. Those findings by two separate watchdogs in Congress are the latest examples of a



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Beijing hotel workers already ´fed up´ with
Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot,
$8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing´ pretty
much everyone´--and the first lady´s mother is*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/21/2014 6:02:02 PM     Post Reply
*´barking at the staff´ Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced ´pretty much everyone´ and made the hotel staff ´fed up,´ a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. [Snip] But the Obamas´ stay has already affected staff and guests at the hotel, with the Westin front-desk veteran alleging that Mrs. Obama´s mother Marian Robinson has been ´barking at the staff since she arrived.´ Government security forces from both China and the U.S. started Thursday to screen

Jimmy Carter: Obama the Only President
So Far Not to Call Me for Advice

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 10:07:18 PM     Post Reply
Jimmy Carter has been very active in the decades since his presidency, and his successors have occasionally called for his advice. Except, it turns out, the current occupant of the office. A clip from Carter’s upcoming Meet the Press interview reveals that President Obama is the first president since Carter left office not to solicit the Southern Democrat’s advice. Carter explained, “President Clinton did and President George W. Bush and H.W. Bush and even Ronald Reagan used to call on us to go into sensitive areas.” They all asked Carter to deal with “unsavory characters,” but Obama hasn’t reached out to

Michelle: Barack ´Has Dragged Me
Kicking and Screaming Into Things
that I Wanted No Parts Of´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/22/2014 10:53:01 PM     Post Reply
In a question and answer session at Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing, China, First Lady Michelle Obama said that sometimes one needs to do things she´s uncomfortable with. She made the comments in response to a question about studying abroad. (Snip) The first lady responded, "Excellent. And one thing that you pointed out that I think it’s important to consider is not letting fear be your guide. Andthat’s oftentimes what holds many young people back from doing fabulous things. Let’s take my husband, for example. He hasdragged me kicking and screaming into things that I wanted parts of. (Laughter.) And a lot of it was

Washington Post busted!
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/21/2014 8:10:31 PM     Post Reply
A Washington Post story purporting to expose the Koch brothers as behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the Keystone Pipeline has been exposed as an utterly false propaganda operation, hilariously wrong and politically malicious. Even worse, one of the writers behind the story is married to a political operative in the left wing Koch-demonization machine. The Washington Post was recently purchased by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, who ought to take a hard look at the reporters and editors who collaborated with the left wing smear machine, and while he is at it, should send a note of thanks to John Hinderaker, the blogger

Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants
as ´Risk Takers,´ Defends Common Core

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:24:57 PM     Post Reply
In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. “People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush reportedly said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay,” he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law. Bush also said he

Why Does Michelle Obama’s
Mother Live at the White House?

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PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 9:28:09 PM     Post Reply
Here’s a question I’ll bet nobody ever asked Jay Carney at a White House press briefing: Why does Michelle Obama’s mother live at the White House at taxpayer expense? (If someone has asked, please send link for me to stand corrected.) Now that Michelle Obama’s mother has caused a disruption on the latest exotic vacation for the first lady, perhaps it is time for some answers about why Marian Robinson is even on the trip to China. Worse, why is she appearing in official photographs with Chinese officials? Drudge is reporting in big bold lead letters that Marian Robinson is barking

Michelle Obama: It´s very rare
that I have the chance to travel
outside of the United States

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 12:50:07 PM     Post Reply
During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason. "It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China." Obama made her remarks while visiting a school in Beijing, with the Chinese first

Obama: Nancy Pelosi ´will
go down in history as one
of the greatest speakers´

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 1:22:42 PM     Post Reply
President Obama took the opportunity to flatter House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a fundraiser Thursday for House Democrats at the Florida home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. Obama said the California Democrat "will go down in history as one of the greatest speakers in our history" and indicated that he was eager to return her to her former position as Speaker of the House. "She is as tough and principled and as visionary as any member of Congress that we´ve ever seen and I´m grateful to call her a friend," he added. The fundraiser — the first of six Obama has

University of California-Santa
Barbara feminist professor charged
in confrontation with pro-life teen

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Fox News, by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/22/2014 9:43:26 PM     Post Reply
A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors. Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older

Theory: Maybe Black Toddlers Are Suspended
From Preschool More Because of Racism

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Atlantic Wire, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 3:17:57 PM     Post Reply
In 2011, over 8,000 kids were suspended from preschool — preschool! — in America. More than half were black, despite comprising less than half of the student population. Sure, we can entertain a lot of theories why this is the case, but I am going to go with this one: America has a problem with racism. The odds are probably better than even that you will be annoyed by that. Which is fine. I accept that response. And there are a lot of possibilities that could explain how this bit of data is an aberration. As the Associated Press reports, the

Biden: After healthcare rollout
pains, Obama fit ´for sainthood´

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The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:45:50 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Biden told healthcare workers that "patience and empathy" are required to deal with frustrated ObamaCare enrollees and that the president demonstrated saint-like levels of both during the rollout. Speaking to a conference of community health centers in New York, Biden conceded that enrolling in ObamaCare could be "tedious," and early problems with HealthCare.gov worsened the problem. "We didn´t help you much at the front end here, man," Biden said, adding that he wanted to recommend President Obama "for sainthood" because he maintained his patience through the early technical problems with the website. "The president and I were as frustrated as anyone

Teen arrested in ´knockout´
assault of disabled man

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WJXT-TV [Jacksonville, FL], by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2014 9:18:03 AM     Post Reply
Jacksonville, Fla. - A 16-year-old was arrested Friday, accused of attacking a disabled man pumping gas last month. Kevin Johnson is charged with abuse of a disabled adult in the Feb. 4 attack at the Hess station on Merrill Road. Michael Caraway was walking with a cane when he was struck in the face by a group a teens he believes was playing the "knockout game." Caraway told Channel 4 the pain was extreme for a long time after he was attacked in February. "I´m doing better, just taking things one day at a time," said Caraway. "My wife and


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