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Our Bored President
American Thinker, by Ed Lasky

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/16/2013 5:58:24 AM

Valerie Jarrett, Obama´s Rasputin, unwittingly provided us an answer to the question of why the Obama Presidency is such a man-caused disaster. There are few people who are close to the notoriously insular Barack Obama (a former aide, Neera Tanden, said that "Obama doesn´t call anyone, and he´s not close to almost anyone. It´s stunning that he´s in politics, because he really doesn´t like people") but Valerie Jarrett is among the select few. They have been friends for decades; she introduced Barack to Michelle; she is a constant presence in the White House, and highly unusual for a White House


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 12/16/2013 6:47:01 AM     (No. 9655648)

Wow! Ed takes it to our "Faux President."
Bored? Maybe.
But I see laziness--both physical and intellectual laziness.
One could almost say shiftless, but that would be raaaaaaaaacist.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/16/2013 6:50:43 AM     (No. 9655651)

I remember being so disappointed to learn that a family member bought fairly expensive tickets to see Lady Gaga a couple of years back. Saw her "perform" on television and I couldn´t see what others saw in her. Some song she wrote and dedicated to her uncle repeated one phrase over and over and over again. Supposedly, she is an excellent pianist, but I couldn´t see that either.

Maybe because I grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn and we all just knew they were really talented and they LOVED what they were doing. And maybe because there are so few classy politicians around today that that Obama could become such a star, but I´m reading that people are not so enthralled with Gaga anymore; her star´s fading a little.

Obama´s our Gaga.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: reilly, 12/16/2013 7:19:31 AM     (No. 9655675)

While a few million of his subjects enter healthcare limbo on Jan. 1, Nero the Choomer celebrates a 17-day Hawaii vacation.
Embrace the suck indeed, suckers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dallasdude, 12/16/2013 7:21:07 AM     (No. 9655676)

So zero is bored like the thugs that would be his son playing the knockout game. While they blindside polar bears he does so to all Americans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 12/16/2013 7:23:21 AM     (No. 9655679)

"he is not omniscient nor is he particularly bright"

Much criticism of barry Obama is followed by variations of the phrase, "I like him as a person, I just don´t like his policies."

I hate him as a person too. He is a shiftless, lazy, egotistical fraud who doesn´t understand most of what he does, what little there is of it. It´s no wonder he screws up all over the place and can´t seem to find a success.

My suggestion for him is to retire and he can do nothing every day. We can´t sustain any more damage from his flawed ideas.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bubby, 12/16/2013 7:35:59 AM     (No. 9655695)

Well to me his lack of motivation to engage others is just a side effect of his long term use of marijuana. His whole personality is one of a heavy drug user. Perhaps that is why he has Valerie Jarrett making all the decisions. He is truly the Manchurian Candidate! He´s bored not because he is so brilliant (as the msm wants us to believe) but because his excessive drug use has affected his brain. If we ever get to see his foreign student college transcripts I would bet that he was average at best. We´ve been hoaxed!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 12/16/2013 7:44:33 AM     (No. 9655700)

Laskey does a superb job of explaining one of the two reasons 0´s regime is such a failure: his startling inadequacy in terms of intellect, personality, work ethic and integrity. Here´s number two: Valerie Jarrett makes a LOUSY president.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Really?, 12/16/2013 7:45:49 AM     (No. 9655702)

I thoroughly enjoyed that article.

I have felt that way since I first saw him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dallasdude, 12/16/2013 7:52:23 AM     (No. 9655710)

I remember reading about his term as Head of Harvard Law Review. He did nothing, wrote nothing and was gone most of the time. Now he plays golf and travels and gives speaches and fund raises.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx, 12/16/2013 7:57:31 AM     (No. 9655718)

"Empty words from an empty man". Perfect!´
People get bored when they are idle. Obama is bored because he is too lazy to actually work at anything. He is boring because he is not interested in anything worth talking about. He keeps his grades hidden as they would expose him as mediocre. Once again, the young Americans are beginning to see, "the emperor has no clothes on."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mambo 5, 12/16/2013 8:13:12 AM     (No. 9655737)

obama is sub-zero!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cobieone, 12/16/2013 8:24:50 AM     (No. 9655750)

Very good article Mr Lasky! Pretty much sums up this president... "Barack Obama has found work too mundane, too boring to bother spending time on." This man acts like a 12 year old. Even more unbelievable he ever was elected, and man are we ever paying the price. Shameful for this great nation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ohioTom, 12/16/2013 8:32:47 AM     (No. 9655761)

I´m not bored, I´m p*ssed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 12/16/2013 8:39:23 AM     (No. 9655769)

If Maynard G. Crebs and Eddie Haskel had a son, it would be Obama.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: M2, 12/16/2013 8:46:34 AM     (No. 9655772)

Ordinarily, I wouldn´t disagree with Lasky, but Obama isn´t "bored". He is lazy. He has no work ethic and will do nothing that doesn´t immediately gratify his need for adulation.

The only real effort I have seen Obama put forth is when he is playing basketball or golf. He´s as shallow and shiftless as they come and he isn´t fooling anyone any more.

....except Chris Matthews.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jebediah, 12/16/2013 8:47:45 AM     (No. 9655773)

The same people who overlook all of Obama´s flaws (my opinion of M. Bechloss went way down after his i.q. comments and has never come back) are more than willing to ignore Hillary´s inconsistencies, lies and even HER health care plan in the next round--just you watch. And the same people who declared that being against Obama´s governance was "racist" will declare any comments anti Hillary´s anti women. Amazingly, it seems to work with a lot of people, even smart ones, if they are dedicated Democrats.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/16/2013 8:49:30 AM     (No. 9655776)

Gibbs dropped the ball.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 12/16/2013 8:49:55 AM     (No. 9655778)

The flip side of the boredom is Obama´s complete lack of curiosity about things. I pointed this out to a now former friend during the Gulf oil spill. Where was Obama? I asked. Why hadn´t he taken steps to get all the latest clean up technology to the Gulf? Instead he was circumventing the law and browbeating BP into setting up a massive slush fund to administered by one of his cronies- an invitation to fraud and corruption? I noted that both Presidents Bush, Clinton, Reagan and Carter would have all been fascinated by the machinery involved.

The response I got was But, but but but Obama cared about people and letting the law work was too slow. Those people needed compensation now and Obama wouldn´t actually do anything wrong.

I haven´t spoken to this obtuse idiot in dour years.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/16/2013 9:00:19 AM     (No. 9655798)

Thank you Ed, everything you wrote is spot on. Especially, "he is not bright". I have thought (forever) that he is not smart, not bright, not intelligence. In fact he posses a very mediocre intelligence. Mooch who is a proven light-weight in the intelligence department, proven by her poorly worded and poorly written racial argument, er...thesis. She, with a very weak track record of cognitive thinking is more intelligent than he is. ValJar, also is not very intelligent.

We are being ruled by the least intelligent persons ever to live in the Spite House. Cruel, nasty, cunning, yes, but not smart.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 12/16/2013 9:00:48 AM     (No. 9655799)

I´ve noticed this behavior in younger family members. I remember being bored myself, however, you certainly didn´t say so back then. Punishment in the form of several chores immediately followed.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fed-up, 12/16/2013 9:02:24 AM     (No. 9655801)

Well this article pretty much hits the nail on the head.

Ive said for years, the man just loves BEING president, but could care less about doing the job, or even about the country. Its all about the adulation and power for him. He doesnt have a clue what it is to work, so why would he admire that trait in anyone else.

Can we withstand the rest of his term? Will we see the focus turn to Hillary and how mean the Republicans are to women? O isnt going to like losing all the attention so soon in his last term. Look for a cat fight.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bubbabgone, 12/16/2013 9:05:00 AM     (No. 9655808)

Lazy? I dunno about that.
I just think he´s a driven single-minded Socialist who believes his agenda to bring about a more Socialist USA gives him carte blanche to lie with no remorse ... so he certainly would have no real need or sincere affinity for something as insignificant as people.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mulhaven, 12/16/2013 9:11:56 AM     (No. 9655818)

Intelligence is an issue in Obama´s isolation. If he had a spark of intelligence he could find lots to occupy himself with as president. However, his low intelligence is intimidated by its inadequacies. This is quite a common problem among many of us. People giving up when they fear they cannot meet the challenge and do not want to be embarrassed. The quotes in the article that purport to show Obama as a superior person denigrating others should be viewed as an inferior person denigrating his betters. It can work both ways.

The simple case where he stumbles with words, when the teleprompter is taken away and he is unable to come up with a canned response, is more than enough to show his mediocrity. Besides he never shows spontaneity.

To discuss Obama´s boredom or anything about him as relates to higher human qualities, one has to avoid caving in to fabricated stories of superiority of any kind. He is an embarrassing mediocrity and he ought always to be viewed and talked of in that way.

He likes to posture as a man with a vision, but he spends his time in petty personal diversions and excesses. Why does anyone other than partisan politicos pretend that the media spin has any validity? Why ignore your own good sense?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/16/2013 9:19:19 AM     (No. 9655827)

I don´t waste too many brain cells reading articles about Obama and his ´complexities´.
Obama is a low IQ, lazy fraud who happened to pull off the biggest fraud/hoax of all, get elected to the presidency. Any con man, fraud would be proud to pull that off.
In the real world on the street Obama would be just another millennial pecking on an electronic gadget with his headphones on wearing a back pack.
When all this is finished many will be appalled at the lies and the facts/truths about the man as a real dangerous fraud and criminal he is along with his handlers. Shocked will be more like it. I´m not impressed nor is there anything redeeming about a low life like Barry or Obama or whatever made up name he uses.
People were duped and it wasn´t me.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 12/16/2013 9:26:15 AM     (No. 9655845)

The spin is that he is so off the charts brilliant that mundane things bore him. Let me clue you in to something. Smart people don´t get bored. He is bored all the time because, except for a few limited talents in public speaking and political manipulation, he is just bone stupid. His stupidity is what causes his laziness and lack of intellectual curiosity. Hence his lack of connections to people,and his disinterest in policies. All he really has are the leftist bromides and boilerplate cliches that were drummed into him when he was a kid, and never bothered to reexamine as an adult. So he plays golf, shoots hoops and seeks photo ops and stokes his ego by fantasizing about his athleticism (although he´s really a klutz)and exercises his brain once a year with bracketology, when it comes time to predict the NCAA March Madness basketball rankings. Man, we are so screwed!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/16/2013 9:27:16 AM     (No. 9655849)

Bored. Lazy. Shallow. Whatever. The problem is that too many people saw only his skin color and ignored the obvious.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/16/2013 9:29:58 AM     (No. 9655851)

Give him something to do that he is qualified for...there is a lot of trash in Washington DC, maybe he can use a golf club to wisk it into a container.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: uno, 12/16/2013 9:57:44 AM     (No. 9655916)

Bored of the Things

The night was as clear as an elfstone, sparkling with starpoints, as gReid gathered his party in the pasture outside the town. In addition to J. Fraud Skeevy, were the twin sisters Maxine and Pelosi Dingleberry, both of whom were noisome and easily expendable. They were frisking happily in the meadow. gReid called them to attention, wondering vaguely why Obamboozler had saddled him with two tail-wagging idiots that no one in the town could trust with a burnt-out match. ??"Let´s go, let´s go!" cried Maxine. ??"Yes, let´s," added Pelosi, who promptly took one step, fell directly on her flat head, and managed to bloody her nose. ??"Icky!" laughed Maxine. ??"Double icky!" wailed Pelosi. ??gReid rolled his eyes heavenward. It was going to be a long epic...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/16/2013 10:19:06 AM     (No. 9655967)

Whatever happened to Mark Levin´s Liberty Amendments? There was a lot of chatter about them when his latest book came out, but it seems to have been forgotten about lately. Which is unfortunate, because there is a lot of wisdom in going back to the intent of the Founding Fathers. They never intended for individual citizens to be voting for the President. If we took the lo-fos out of the equation and went back to state legislatures choosing the members of the Electoral College and then the EC alone choosing the President, we wouldn´t have the dangerous and damaging situation of an unqualified and unfit charlatan like Barry Soetoro getting into the White House by conning a pack of uninformed ignoramuses into voting for him with empty feel-good promises masking an ulterior motive. That´s not to say we wouldn´t from time to time get stuck with an incompetent partisan hack as President, but almost anybody would be more qualified than the snake oil salesman and his gaggle of sycophants that we have now. Come on Mark, let´s get it in gear and get us back to where we once belonged.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Texastealady, 12/16/2013 10:35:53 AM     (No. 9655997)

#2 has it right!

Lord Gaga. I like it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Arby, 12/16/2013 10:36:57 AM     (No. 9655998)

Great piece, but I´m not bored. I´m frightened. This idiot has his hands on the nuclear codes. He has taken control of our health care. He is destroying our economy. The fact that he´s bored while he causes all this destruction is not comforting.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 12/16/2013 10:42:16 AM     (No. 9656008)

#2 - Clinton was Gaga. Obama is more like Marilyn Manson

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/16/2013 10:44:03 AM     (No. 9656012)

Well, that´s the kind of person you get when your media does not do it´s job.

However, I know something about "bored" people. I was a prison guard for 11 years. Bored people will find their own entertainment. The more bored they are the more exciting they want that entertainment to be. They act out to get it and don´t really care who get´s hurt in the process. They are in love with the edge, the brink. They push to see what will happen next- anything to not let it be predictable.

Øbama is two things, besides a con artist. He is a child man, an ignorant of low experience in life. But, worse, he is our President and he is not going to like not being liked- not at all. Think of that kind of person and then think of the emense power he has at his fingertips. And he´s bored.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 12/16/2013 10:49:43 AM     (No. 9656018)

In Dreams From My Father , he wrote about a big fight he had with his mother in senior year.
She was irate and upset that he had no ambition, failing grades , druggie friends ,
no job, no plans for college, etc.
Obama wrote that he responded so what, what´s wrong with being a lazy bum my whole life ,
I think I´ll do that.
He fulfilled his dream.
Have to disagree on Lady Gaga.
She works very hard at being what she is and she does have talent.
Her music may not be one´s cup of tea, but, unlike Barry she´s an entrepreneur
and she´s very successful.
Unlike Barry, she respects her parents and has a normal , loving relationship with them.

entrepreneur and

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Reply 35 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/16/2013 11:49:36 AM     (No. 9656102)

#6 Although I agree with you 100% I must add that it is not the POT it´s the ALCOHOL. I just wanted to be the first to say it. Anyway, I think it is more than pot the lazy fog head uses.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 12/16/2013 11:51:00 AM     (No. 9656106)

During George W. Bush´s Presidency, the left loved referring to Karl Rove as "Bush´s Brain", remember that? They hated Bush and the media helped promulgate the myth that he was stupid.

If you asked the same people on the left (the low information voters) who Valerie Jarrett is, they wouldn´t have a clue. They have no idea that she actually makes the decisions in the White House.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lencu255, 12/16/2013 12:33:51 PM     (No. 9656159)

Interesting paradox: we live in almost complete dictatorship, but there appear articles like this one, criticizing the "prez" in a way no dictator was criticized before!

Also, would like to mention again: if not for repubics who without struggle gave to the leftists media, academia, entertainment industry, bureaucracy and eventually, banking and Google/Schmoogle, we wouldn´t be where we are now.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/16/2013 1:32:46 PM     (No. 9656216)

Immanuel Goldstein nailed it: "smart people are never bored". Great Bill of Particulars article! The "Bills" lists of this frightening imposter are growing. Eventually, almost every literate person will read at least one of them!
Barry is not even as smart as his two movie star fans, Clooney and Hanks. Like Obama, all they can do to be great is speak the lines of other writers. But at least Tom and George are smart enough to memorize the lines of otters. Barry can´t even memorize the commie drivel he is "fed" to say. He has to have exclusive access at all times to a TelePrompTer to say the words of others.
How smart is that? We always see him reading off of a TelePrompTer, and always see him standing in front of a chorus of people stupidly nodding yes to everything he says. Exactly what TV announcers do. Exactly what his worshipping fan David Letterman does. You remember the formerly funny, now socialist, Lettterman? Even Fox News continuously shows him off in his sprightly walking pace at the White House porch and alighting from the ever present helicopter, waving to non existent people.

It´s way past time for the more daring Levins, Becks, Laskys and Steyns, to come forward and attack the alleged, shocking forgery of Soetoro´s birth certificate and all of his other MASS of hidden documents of record

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Reply 39 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/16/2013 1:35:27 PM     (No. 9656218)

It is easy to get bored when you are only the front man...the distraction for really gets done, but it seems to suit him very well. He answers to no one.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: strike3, 12/16/2013 2:21:23 PM     (No. 9656265)

We need much more of this. This article and the very astute comments following do everything but stamp the big "L" on Obama´s forehead. One day our dislike and disdain for this mental midget will make its way to Washington and sink in - if the NSA hasn´t dropped the information on his unused Oval Office desk already.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/16/2013 2:24:03 PM     (No. 9656270)

Oh ho. According to the article, Obama has a ´´history.´´ Who knew? I thought he sprang full grown from the head of Zeus. One thing is clear; Obama is just plain NUTZ! He could fetch coffee.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/16/2013 3:35:34 PM     (No. 9656356)

We have all seen people like Obama. They work at a job only long enough to move up to the next job, never staying long at anything. They know how to charm people, so they have adoring bosses who promote them and adoring lackeys to do their work for them.

Those people who see through them are like the child in the tale of The Emperor´s New Clothes--only he can see the Emperor is naked.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: varjo, 12/16/2013 3:43:14 PM     (No. 9656369)

Unfortunately, the electorate is just as lazy, ignorant, and bored. They would vote him in for a third term.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Tulunk, 12/16/2013 4:09:55 PM     (No. 9656404)

Some thoughts;

1. Anybody heard results of the annual physical exam done on Obama ? The first year I heard that he was advised to give booze and cigarettes a rest. Have never heard ANY reports since.
2. An area talk radio host asked present or former coke users to describe the "thrill" of the drug and why they went straight. Every one described a sensation of power, of feeling of being god.and that the withdrawal was pure agony, and being the reason they quit using.
3. I just wonder how many school shooters are users, current, or in withdrawals?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: harper, 12/16/2013 4:51:42 PM     (No. 9656460)

Stolen from #33, but a key point well worth repeating:

Well, that´s the kind of person you get when your media does not do it´s job.

Well, that´s the kind of person you get when your media does not do it´s job.

Well, that´s the kind of person you get when your media does not do it´s job.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/16/2013 5:05:33 PM     (No. 9656475)

I get it now. 17 days in Hawaii at $25 grand a week for the house, plus all expenses paid by the US Taxpayers is really the epitome of living a boring worthless life. However the arrogance and self centeredness these people have on display every day just add insult to injury to the rest of us little people out here. I heard part of a Martin Luther King speech yesterday. The man was leading a purpose driven life and fundamentally transforming this country into a country where racism was non existent. However this bored President is like a black plague in this country and doing every thing in it´s power to promote and perpetuate racism that it is anything but boring. Ohmuzbois purpose drive in life is his Tee shot on the first.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: larryp, 12/16/2013 6:19:17 PM     (No. 9656521)

As far as pot use is concerned, the use of pot creates a blank area in maturity. It is equal to the amt of time you toke. I know it is not everybody but it is most. They are growing up on our dime.
Obama acts like an early teenager. Even Steve Kroft was astounded at Obama giggling thru an interview . He saked him if he had taken a cold pill.
Never forget who he says he is. Do not give him the-benefit-of-the-doubt. Americans haven ever come up against these
aggressive nasty people before. WE must not be too nice to survive...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 12/16/2013 6:52:41 PM     (No. 9656548)

Contrast Barry with JFK, and his wonderful line when he addressed a gathering of luminaries in the White House, that so much intelligence and talent in this one place equaled only when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
Can´t imagine Barry having such perspective.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: owl, 12/16/2013 7:23:28 PM     (No. 9656571)

Chances are you´ve all already said it-- if he´s so bored, why won´t he quit ?. Then we´d all be happy.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: montanabound, 12/16/2013 10:32:11 PM     (No. 9656717)

#29, representatives from 32 states met at Mt Vernon on Dec 8 to discuss an Article V convention. South Carolina and Virginia have pre-filed applications for such a convention.

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With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker shock made her change the menu: extra lean ground beef was $4.99 a pound. "Five adults, four teenagers, that´s a lot of hamburger to buy," said Anderssen, a 42-year-old mother of two who works as an office manager. She bought chicken instead for $2.99 a pound. Retail beef and pork prices reached all-time highs last month, according to Bill Hahn, agricultural

Parents and kids don’t want
Michelle Obama at HS graduation
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:24:53 PM     Post Reply
TOPEKA, Kan. — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was

GOP candidate ties his
opponent to Harry Reid
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:16:17 PM     Post Reply
Is Harry Reid unpopular enough to become an election issue for races nationally? A GOP incumbent in North Carolina is trying to find out. Stuart Rothenberg reports in his Roll Call blog: The 30-second spot, titled “Meddling,” accuses Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of “trying to fool Republican voters, meddling in our primary to get a weak opponent for Kay Hagan.” (Video) The North Carolina Senate race is rated Toss-up/Tilt Democrat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call, in part, because of uncertainty in the GOP primary.

Dem consultants telling candidates
not to use the word ´recovery´
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:09:28 PM     Post Reply
Some advice for Democratic candidates from consultants: Don´t use the word "recovery" in your speeches. Associated Press: Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don´t talk about the economic recovery. It´s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn´t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face." In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

´Bitter´ Hank Aaron ´Fed Up´
Readers Took KKK Quotes Out of
Context, Was Referring to ´CEOs,
Corporate America´
Breitbart Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:33:57 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron is reportedly "upset" and "bitter" because he feels that readers -- not the reporter who wrote the story -- took his comments that implied those who opposed President Barack Obama´s policies now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of KKK hoods out of context. And the reporter who wrote the story is claiming Aaron should not have to apologize for something he never said because Aaron was talking about CEOs, American society, and corporate America and not referring to a political party. Last week, in a story that appeared the day before Aaron was honored

Bryan Singer Drops Out of DC
´Creativity Conference´ With
Joe Biden (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:51:55 PM     Post Reply
The "X-Men" director, who is accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy, is no longer set to appear at the May 2 conference along with the vice president, a source tells THR. Beleaguered X-Men director Bryan Singer has dropped out of an upcoming “Creativity Conference” in Washington, a source tells THR. The filmmaker, who is being sued by a 31-year-old man who alleges Singer sexually abused him in the late 1990s, was scheduled to appear along with Vice President Joe Biden at the conference, which is being co-sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft and ABC News as

Amy Kremer Resigns from
Tea Party Express
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:46:20 PM     Post Reply
Amy Kremer, one of the original Tea Party activists who participated in the February 20, 2009 call that launched the movement and played a key role as scheduler of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies, resigned on Friday as chairman of Tea Party Express, a position which she has held since the summer of 2009. Tea Party Express, a political action committee known for its national bus tours, was one of the first national organizations to successfully raise money through appeals to Tea Party supporters and activists. The group played a significant role in helping Tea Party

Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into
law, but says he won´t enforce it
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:10:21 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won´t enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress´s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement.

Just in Time For Easter,
Dr. Ben Carson Bridges Gap
Between Religion and Science
Independent Journal Review, by Charlie Logan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:06:27 PM     Post Reply
IJReview writer Kira Davis made the following post on her Facebook page earlier today: (FB entry) Many progressives often try to pit science against religion, but this excerpt from Dr. Carson’s latest piece at American CurrentSee gives a little more insight into how many Christians view science with respect to religion. In many ways, Carson echoes Einstein’s famous quote: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Do you agree with Carson?

Obama Just Set up a Headfake for
the Democrats on the Keystone
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:02:05 PM     Post Reply
It’s Good Friday. Time for the leftwing president to do something bad. Barack Obama just punted on the Keystone Pipeline, again, and some Democrats say they are angry at him. The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely — a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to

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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
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Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
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Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Republican presidential hopefuls
steer clear of Nevada ranch fight

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Timothy Cama    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 1:10:36 PM     Post Reply
GOP presidential hopefuls are largely steering clear of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with the federal government. The showdown, which left armed militia members and feds staring each other down last week, has captivated talk radio and cable news shows, turning Bundy into a conservative cause célèbre. Yet Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, are the only big-name Republicans to have spoken out on the dispute so far. Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been silent, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have also not

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