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Boy, Obama must really worried about the collapse of ObamaCare, the backlash against amnesty, the creeping IRS scandal, and all the other chickens coming home to roost.

He’s talking about racism again (still):

“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” said the president, adding that, yes, it had happened to him.

Mrs. Obama recalled another incident: “He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”

Was it Bill Clinton?

But it gets worse. Michelle:

“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”

Neither is her story:

Letterman held up a photo of Mrs. Obama shopping at Target in low-key garb.

“That’s my Target run. I went to Target,” she said. “I thought I was undercover. I have to tell you something about this trip though. No one knew that was me because a woman actually walked up to me, right? I was in the detergent aisle, and she said — I kid you not — she said, ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something,’ and I thought, ‘Oh, cover’s blown.’ She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not.”

As the audience laughed, she went on, “And the only thing she said — I reached up, ’cause she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down — she said, ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good. … She had no idea who I was. I thought, as soon as she walked up — I was with my assistant, and I said, ‘This is it, it’s over. We’re going to have to leave.’ She just needed the detergent.”

A short woman asking a statuesque black woman (FLOTUS in disguise) for help reaching the detergent on the top shelf is racist? Even when the interaction made her feel “so good”? “She didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life.”

If this racism follies was a Broadway tryout it would close in New Haven.

And just as for honesty’s sake, can we acknowledge that Mrs. Obama didn’t go to Target accompanied by only an assistant (and a photographer). The stock clerk in the next aisle wore sunglasses and had a bulge under his smock (Hi, My Name is Smith & Wesson!). The puny lady with the dirty laundry couldn’t have gotten with twenty feet Michelle without four sniper scopes being trained on her left temple.

Seriously, if there is anyone trading on the deaths of those lamentably late lawbreakers, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, more than Al Sharpton, it is the First Family. With Eric Holder close at hand.

Sorry about getting your a** kicked in the midterms. But it’s not personal; it’s strictly business.

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The Most Transparent, Ethical Administration EVAH!!

How cheap can they be bought?

The Obama administration overturned a ban preventing a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman from entering the United States after her family gave tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns, according to finance records and government officials.

The woman, Estefanía Isaías, had been barred from coming to the United States after being caught fraudulently obtaining visas for her maids. But the ban was lifted at the request of the State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton so that Ms. Isaías could work for an Obama fund-raiser with close ties to the administration.

It was one of several favorable decisions the Obama administration made in recent years involving the Isaías family, which the government of Ecuador accuses of buying protection from Washington and living comfortably in Miami off the profits of a looted bank in Ecuador.

More at the link. They really care about poor people, don’t they?

– Aggie

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Look What the Hack Dragged In!

Today, for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of North Korea:

Hollywood film producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures Chair Amy Pascal have been further embarrassed by leaked emails released as a result of the Sony hack, this time mocking President Barack Obama in a set of racist email exchanges.

On the eve of a fundraising breakfast being attended by the President at the home of DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Pascal and Rudin went over things she could discuss with Obama while at the event in October 2013.

‘Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?’ Pascal asks Rudin, a reference to the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained that dealt with the subject of slavery in the antebellum South.

’12 years,’ responds Rudin, referencing another slavery film, this time Steve McQueen’s 2013 Academy Award-winning work 12 Years a Slave, a very violent and brutal look at the injustice and abuse endured by the millions forced into slavery in America.

The pair then keep going, listing as many current films starring black actors as they can name, including Lee Daniels’ The Butler and two Kevin Hart movies, Think Like a Man and Ride Along.
‘I bet he likes Kevin Hart,’ says Rudin at one point.

This all come just one day after Rudin called Angelina Jolie ‘a minimally talented spoiled brat’ in emails discussing who would direct her upcoming remake of the classic film flop Cleopatra.

Ok, so Rudin’s no dummy. We’ve determined that. But he and Pascal are committed Democrat donors, intimately involved with the Hollywood elite. Love it!

To say this is racist is absurd. Lots of people liked all of the movies they named, including lots of black people, I’ll wager. Their comments are indeed mocking, but since when has mocking the president been racist? Hollywood backed this turkey the way they backed Ishtar. Maybe this is how they react in private to backing a loser.

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Under the Waterboard Walk

I love this from Andy McCarthy at NRO’s The Corner:

If you were to take the “torture” report seriously (I don’t — it’s a political document), you would have to say Barack Obama inhabits a very strange moral universe.

Here is a thought experiment I have been using for many years as we’ve debated this topic. It goes to what Obama says about the intolerably brutal nature of waterboarding, the most coercive of the enhanced techniques that were used.

If you were to take everyone in America who is serving a minor jail sentence of, say, 6 to 18 months, and you were to ask them whether they’d rather serve the rest of their time or be waterboarded in the manner practiced by the CIA post 9/11 (i.e., not in the manner practiced by the Japanese in World War II), how many would choose waterboarding? I am guessing, conservatively, that over 95 percent would choose waterboarding.

Now, if you take the same group of inmates and ask them whether they’d prefer to serve the remainder of their time or be subjected to Obama’s drone program (where we kill rather than capture terrorists, therefore get no intelligence from the people in the best position to provide actionable intelligence, and kill bystanders — including some children — in addition to the target), how many would choose the drone program? I am guessing that it would be . . . zero.

I believe President Obama is too smart not to grasp this obvious point.

Only because you are more charitable than I. Or maybe I more than you. You choose to believe Obama is intelligent but duplicitous. I choose to believe he is ignorant and stupid. And duplicitous. And I’m right.

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Barack 3:16

Language is failing us: “doofus” no longer captures his asininity:

“A watched pot never boils.” “Don’t take any wooden nickels.” “A stitch in time saves nine.” We all remember those powerful words from the Bible, don’t we? Well, at least President Barack Obama does.

He said the following in Nashville yesterday, while ineptly defending his completely unconstitutional executive amnesty:

Charlie Spiering
“I think the good book says don’t throw stones in glass houses” Obama says. #um

#dumb

Of course, by good book he could mean Mao’s Little Red Book, Marx and Engels’s Communist Manifesto, The Che Reader, Rules for Radicals, Ho Chi Minh’s On Revolution, or Bill Ayers’s Dreams From My Father.

As the Bible says, fecal matter endureth though the calendar changeth.

PS: Glass windows didn’t come until well after Christ’s time. FYI, dumbass (my best replacement for doofus).

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That Didn’t Take Long

Climate change is so…so November:

In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.

Under the agreement, the United States would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26-28% before the year 2025. China would peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and will also aim to get 20% of its energy from zero-carbon emission sources by the same year.

“As the world’s two largest economies, energy consumers and emitters of greenhouse gases, we have a special responsibility to lead the global effort against climate change,” Obama said Wednesday in a joint news conference with Xi.

Not so fast, round-eyes:

China has rejected the scrutiny of efforts to limit carbon emissions, a key tool that the US says is necessary as more than 190 countries work to come up with a new deal to fight climate change.

Chinese negotiators sought at a climate conference in Lima, Peru, to delete provisions in a draft text that would have paved the way for other countries and non-governmental organisations to submit questions about its carbon-reduction plans….

Don’t take it too hard, Mr. President. China has made asses out of many people. You’re just the latest—and biggest—ass. Kim Kardashian has nothing on you.

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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

You “can’t breathe” when you’re dead:

A Loyola student killed in an attempted robbery and a 9-year-old boy were among victims in 15 separate shootings across the city since Friday evening.

The student, 23-year-old Mutahir Rauf, was shot in the 1200 block of West Albion at 7:50 p.m. Friday, police said.

He was with another person when two people walked up, showed a weapon and demanded his belongings, police said. At least one person then opened fire, striking Rauf in his chest and head, police said.
Rauf, of the 1400 block of West Pratt, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:08 p.m. according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Luigi Loizzo, a junior at Loyola, had taken an organic class with Rauf over the summer. He lives just 200 feet where the incident took place, the Sun-Times reports.

“It’s pretty scary that I have to look over my shoulder every time I walk outside,” said Loizzo, 20, of Addison.

Late Saturday morning, a 9-year-old boy was unintended victim of a shooting on the Near West Side, according to police.

The boy was walking with his father at 11:35 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Adams when a gunman opened fire on a passing black four-door car. The boy was struck “inadvertently” in the lower right leg, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Police said the shooting likely is gang-related.

Better a leg than a head:

A 19-year-old Detroit woman is on life support with a gunshot wound to the head after she was found in a neighborhood early this morning on Detroit’s west side, police said.

Police were called to the scene after people discovered the woman lying on the ground.

“She was in very critical condition, and she was conveyed immediately to the hospital,” Woody said. “We’re still trying to determine exactly what took place.”

Are these despicable, deplorable acts why President Obama said this?

“What I told the young people who I met with, that we’re gonna have more conversations like this over the coming months, is this isn’t gonna be solved overnight. This is something that is deeply rooted in our society. It’s deeply rooted in our history.”

Now, now, Barack, don’t be so hard on you and yours.

Ha-ha, just kidding. That’s the president appearing on black television (BET) to slander his (adopted) country. (Ha-ha again.)

‘You know, when you’re dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society, you gotta have vigilance, but you have to recognize that it’s going to take some time and you just have to be steady – so that you don’t give up when we don’t get all the way there.’

In “any society”? Is Obama making the point that any society can be susceptible to racism, that bias is a human fault, not a uniquely American one? If so, he sounds like me. But somehow, I doubt it.

I don’t think he was referring to this:

A 16-year-old boy was shot in a hand and leg in South Los Angeles on Sunday, but he was uncooperative with investigators trying to determine where he was shot and who was responsible for the attack.

The boy would not tell investigators where he was shot, who shot him or if a vehicle was involved, which Stevens said may indicate the shooting was gang-related, but had not been confirmed as the investigation was in an early stage.

Or this:

The gunman who shot and wounded four people in front of a Brooklyn baby shower was in a gang beef with the baby daddy of the mother-to-be, police said.

The father of the unborn child is affiliated with the Crips gang, police said.

The gunman, who was still at large Monday, was believed to be acting on behalf of an opposing gang when he opened fire….

Chicago. Detroit. LA. Brooklyn. Maybe the president is right when he says: “This is something that is deeply rooted in our society. It’s deeply rooted in our history.”

PS: You can understand why President Obama would rather talk race on BET than appear on Fox and talk about how the IRS shared thousands of tax records with him. Or why Iran is closer than ever to a bomb. Or why he ordered a rescue mission on the eve of one of the murdered captive’s release. Or how he intends to defeat ISIS. And Al Qaeda. And the Taliban. And Boko Haram. And Al Shabaab. Playing on white guilt is a lot easier.

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Good News On ObamaCare!!!

Half of the Senators who voted for this dog won’t be in the Senate come January.

On Dec. 24, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed President Obama’s healthcare law with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, triggering a massive backlash that propelled Republicans to control of the House the following year. On the Senate side, going into this year’s midterm elections, 25 senators who voted for Obamacare were already out or not going be part of the new Senate being sworn in next month. After Democratic losses on Nov. 4 and Saturday’s defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the number has risen to 30. In other words, half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare will not be part of the new Senate.

The following is an updated breakdown of senators who voted for Obamacare and will not be part of the next Senate.

Lost and replaced by a Republican:

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

Russ Feingold, D-Wis.

Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.

Arlen Specter, D-Penn.

Left Senate and replaced by a Republican:

Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V.

Max Baucus, D-Mont.

Tim Johnson, D-S.D.

Tom Harkin, D-Iowa

Ben Nelson, D-Neb.

See ‘Ya, wouldn’t wanna be ‘Ya!

– Aggie

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Insurance = Health Care?

Not.

Longtime readers know that we made this very point, again and again. Most physicians are not willing to work for free, or for peanuts. They spent too much time in college for that. And what most democrats apparently don’t understand is that it is very expensive to buy the equipment, pay the rent, staff the practice, and keep up with all the paperwork demanded by the government. So when the government sends patients on a cut rate plan, the numbers simply don’t work.

When Olivia Papa signed up for a new health plan last year, her insurance company assigned her to a primary care doctor. The relatively healthy 61-year-old didn’t try to see the doctor until last month, when she and her husband both needed authorization to see separate specialists.

She called the doctor’s office several times without luck.

“They told me that they were not on the plan, they were never on the plan and they’d been trying to get their name off the plan all year,” said Papa, who recently bought a plan from a different insurance company.

It was no better with the next doctor she was assigned. The Naples, Florida, resident said she left a message to make an appointment, “and they never called back.”

The Papas were among the 6.7 million people who gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act last year, flooding a primary care system that is struggling to keep up with demand.

A survey this year by The Physicians Foundation found that 81 percent of doctors describe themselves as either over-extended or at full capacity, and 44 percent said they planned to cut back on the number of patients they see, retire, work part-time or close their practice to new patients.

At the same time, insurance companies have routinely limited the number of doctors and providers on their plans as a way to cut costs. The result has further restricted some patients’ ability to get appointments quickly.

One purpose of the new health law was connecting patients, many of whom never had insurance before, with primary care doctors to prevent them from landing in the emergency room when they are sicker and their care is more expensive. Yet nearly 1 in 5 Americans lives in a region designated as having a shortage of primary care physicians, and the number of doctors entering the field isn’t expected to keep pace with demand.

Reality remains reality, despite whatever fantasies the Party In Power propagates. Reality never goes away.

– Aggie

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My Dinner With Barry

Working Title: Hope, Grope & Smoking Dope

It has just been announced that a new film, Southside With You, will tell the story of the very first date Barack and Michelle Obama took back in 1989.

And while the role of Michelle has been cast in the independent feature, it is still not certain who will be playing a young Barack.

Today’s Barack would be easy to cast. Keep your calendar open, would ya Morgan?

Tiki Sumpter, best known for her roles on the television shows Gossip Girl and The Haves and the Have Nots, as well as films such as Get On Up, has landed the role of Michelle, this in addition to penning the screenplay.

Sumpter wrote the script with Richard Tanne, who will direct the picture.

Ladies and gentlemen, the First Lady of the United States:

I wish!

But back to the young Barack, back to his wild, impetuous Barry years. I wish Richard Pryor were still with us. But who else…?

Jaden Smith?

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That sounds like our man.

Definitely our man.

Imagine the sequels! My Big Fat Vegan Wedding, Barry and Michelle’s High (and I do mean high) School Reunion, Young Al Franken(stein), I Am Legend, (Illegal) Alien, Caligula. One could go on.

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Mr. Tingle-Down-My-Leg Comments: Hope ‘N Change Baby!

He must be worried about the MSNBC ratings…

– Aggie

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Still My Heroes

Atta boys:

Mad Magazine’s newest edition, hitting newsstands Dec. 16 but available via digital distribution on iPads Dec. 5, is dubbed “The 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2014.” The humor magazine takes special note of President Obama’s awful year

Whether it’s ISIS, Ebola, the border crisis, Putin’s aggression or the bad press generated by one of his golf outings, Obama is never ready when things go wrong.

This isn’t the first time Mad Magazine mocked Obama, something most major comic institutions either avoid or attempt with reservation. Earlier this year, the magazine took Obama to task for a prisoner swap involving five Taliban soldiers.

I haven’t read Mad for thirty years at least. But today I’ve never been more proud to have been a pimply adolescent male.

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