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Open Thread: The ‘Let it Burn” Edition

I thought I’d lead off with something original, and look at a growing mindset in the US…

Let it Burn

FLOTUS Expands The War On Cellulite

“Feeding trash cans is not what’s best for kids.” – Leah Schmidt, President, School Nutrition Association “In response to the low calorie school lunch plan put in place by the First Lady, a video of children singing “We Are Hungry” has surfaced on YouTube.” – Medical News Today The modern Democratic Party is a party of ideas — most of which have been recycled from places like Cuba or China or the old Soviet Union. A Democratic domestic policy always contains at least three components: a ban on what they don’t like (i.e. guns and tobacco), a subsidy for what […]

What’s The Matter With Libs Today?

Elizabeth Warren, the latest left-wing Yankee egghead turned Democratic politician, is so wowing the yeasty-headed crowds out in Prog-Land that they want her to run for President in 2016 — as if the last six years of Marxist mischief-making wasn’t enough. Alas, Lizzie’s is a constituency that won’t be happy until we’re all standing in government breadlines in the rain waiting for our meager rations of moldy socialist cheese: In a speech today to the Nutroots Nation, held befittingly in dystopic liberal paradise of downtown Detroit, non-candidate  and American Indian princess Elizabeth Warren brought down the house. The theme of her […]

Eric Holder’s Civil Wrongs

“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president. You know, people talking about taking their country back … There’s a certain racial component to this for some people.” – Eric Holder “Mr. Holder, the one true racist in this dialogue is you. You see everything through the prism of race. You are the racist. You are using racism to cover up the inadequacy of the performance of the president of the United States, and the absolute dereliction of duty in your office. You, sir, are the racist.” – Brad […]

Boehner: Defunding Obama’s Unconstitutional Acts Off the Table.

Hat/Tip to CNSNews. Incredibly, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) seems to be unwilling to use the Congress’ Constitutional ‘Power of the Purse’ to rein in our lawless President. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions. At his weekly press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Boehner: “You’ve said you disagree with calls to impeach the president over abuse of power via executive actions. But under the Constitution the House actually has the […]

Obama’s Legacy

Fly Obama’s Friendly Skies With No I.D. — If You’re An Illegal Alien

TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID, Says Border Patrol Union “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas. “This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel. We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where […]

Obama Hustles America

Does Anybody Care? With Country in Chaos, Obama Shoots Pool, But Turns Down Doobie America’s weathered quite a few emergencies in its 238 years.  And in none of them has a sitting president, Democrat or Republican, been as derelict in his duties as the present inhabitant of the Oval Office.  That dwindling portion of the citizenry which still retains a modicum of common sense can argue until the cows come home as to whether Barack Obama is intentionally committed to the destruction of the nation or is the most incompetent individual ever elected to high office.  It no longer matters.  […]

A Country Without A President

“To think just Monday Democrats were whining over spending $3.3 million to investigate Obama’s IRS scandal. Now Obama actually has the balls to ask for $3.8 billion to throw at his influx of migrant Democrats … If the GOP is dumb enough to give him money they need to take it out of his vacation and party budget.” – JWF Trusting a dyed-in-the-red-wool radical like Barack Obama to secure the border is dumber than expecting a hardcore junkie to secure a medicine cabinet full of vicodin and codeine. Obama and his motley crew of anti-American cockroaches won’t be satisfied until […]

Somebody Out There Still Likes Him??

“There’s going to be a time when MS-13 fires an RPG into an Alexandria [Va.] police car, and [Americans] are going to say, ‘What the hell happened?’” – Roger Noriega “The president is getting regular updates on the situation.” — Josh Earnest With the Mid-East falling into the feculent hands of Islamic terrorists and the U.S. southern border crumbling like cheap cement, it’s a miracle that Barack Obama has thus far escaped being clapped in irons and frog-marched to the detention facility closest to whatever fundraiser or golf course upon which he was apprehended.  We don’t have a president in […]

A Glorious 4th?

A new poll has rated Barack Obama as the worst U.S. president since World War II.  Actually, he’s hands down the worst ever, but why pick nits? “Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. If Jonathan Bernstein is right, no one should ever vote for a modern Democrat: Any Democrat in 2009 would have sought a large stimulus package. Any Democrat in 2009 would have made health-care reform […]

Obama: He’s No Uncle Sam, He’s Anti America

“If Obama had a single decent bone in his body, he would have responded to the brutal murder of three teens, one of them an American, by ending his policy of funding the PLO-Hamas unity government. But no such luck…” – Daniel Greenfield “Hamas is a terrorist organization – not just according to the Israelis but according to the US, too. But that hasn’t stopped President Obama recognizing it as an appropriate government for the [Palestinian Authority] – which receives $440 million a year in US aid.” – Stephen Pollard “Obama urged Israeli leaders not to ‘destabilize the situation’ following […]

Democrats Complicit in Cover Up of IRS Scandal

Hat/Tip to Breitbart. Mark Levin: Democrat Response to House IRS Email Inquiry a ‘Cover-up,’ ‘Criminal Corruption’ Mark makes no bones about what he thinks Democrats are up to. On his Monday radio show, conservative talk show Mark Levin reacted to how congressional Democrats in a House Oversight Hearing had conducted themselves earlier over the committee’s inquiry into missing emails related to an investigation of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. Levin said it was clear to him the response from congressional Democrats was orchestrated in advance in tandem with the highest level of the Obama White House to obstruct […]

Lame Blame

“This predates my presidency.” – Barack Obama It’s not Barry’s fault.  He’s ODD. Barack Obama apparently suffers from Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a psychological malady normally found in children. This is a disorder characterized by arguing with adults, refusing to comply with the rules, doing things to annoy, and habitually blaming others for one’s own mistakes. ODD people are peevish, angry, and resentful. They exhibit spiteful or vindictive behavior and persistent stubbornness. They resist direction.  They’re unwilling to compromise or negotiate. They deliberately test the limits and fail to accept blame for their misdeeds. Obama doesn’t need impeaching.  He needs a […]

Happy Days Are Gone Again

There is a grave threat in the White House.  If he is not thrown out or otherwise constrained in the near future, national security will inevitably become a top priority for Americans, forced by tragedy, not just to give up “piña coladas and getting caught in the rain,” but to survive a Dark Age into which their president led them. (No Mr. President, You are the ‘Serious Threat to Everybody’s Future’) “I think this is an administration that, we’re coming to find out, is one of almost unimaginable incompetence…” – Brit Hume “Obama is not worse than we thought. Liberals […]

The Obama Doctrine: Peace through Incompetence – or – Failing from Behind

“We’ve learned the hard way that Mr. Obama’s skill sets are far more oriented toward community organizing than they are to governing.” Hat/Tip to Commentary Magazine. To be fair, those of us on the right have been saying this from day one. – hell, even before day one! The last eight months have battered the Obama administration. From the botched rollout of the health-care website to the VA scandal, events are now cementing certain impressions about Mr. Obama. Among the most damaging is this: He is unusually, even epically, incompetent. That is not news to some of us, but it […]

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes On US Veterans Killed in the Line of Duty: “I feel uncomfortable about the word ‘hero’…”

In May of 2012, I wrote a short Op-Ed addressing some truly inane comments by an MSNBC television host named Chris Hayes. In concert with Memorial Day, he and his panel were discussing how inappropriate it is for us to label military personnel killed in the line of duty as “heroes.” Here is what I wrote: ~~~~~ I come from a family with a proud military history. My father was a Leatherneck in WWII, seeing heavy action in the South Pacific. He was in the invasion of Okinawa and stood awestruck one August morning when he saw that mushroom cloud […]

The Democratic Party: The Party Of Presidential Firsts

People in general are enthralled by those who achieve a first. Robert Ripley earned his living reporting on such things ( Ripley’s Believe It or Not). I don’t know if the Democratic Party is listed in Ripley’s’ book; but if it isn’t, it should be. The Democratic Party surely owes much of its success in American politics to its penchant for providing the voters with presidential “firsts”. Here are just some examples that come to mind: Woodrow Wilson _ First in a long line of socialists presidents. John F. Kennedy _ First Catholic president. Jimmy Carter _ First peanut farmer […]

Obama _ A Foreign Policy Disaster?

If one makes an honest assessment of the Obama presidency to date, we’d have to give him high marks for achieving his domestic policy goals; whether we agree with those policy goals or not. In five and one half years, President Obama has achieved every one of his domestic policy goals (either with the support of Congress or without) except for immigration reform, which he may still get with bipartisan support from ranking GOP members in both houses of congress. There is a question mark in the title of this post because, on the foreign policy front, it is difficult […]

Obama: Heard It Through The Grapevine

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till he transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry It doesn’t matter whether it’s the IRS targeting the Tea Party or the Department of Justice spying on reporters. The claim from Barack Obama is always the same. Why, he heard about it on the news same as you! And he’s mad as hell, same as you! See? He’s just a regular guy. And so it is again, we’re told, […]

On Armed Forces Day: Obama/U.S. Embassies Honor Gays/Transgenders Instead of Armed Forces

Hat/Tip JanMorganMedia.com . On Armed Forces day, which has been with us since 1949, our President and, under his command, our embassies decided to honor homosexuals and transgender folks rather than our brave men and women in the military. Classy.     Well, here’s how someone who sounds Presidential honors Armed Forces Day. Pay attention Mr. Obama.   .

Julie Borowski NAILS why “check your privilege” is an incredibly idiotic statement

Over in the Twitter-sphere, young Julie Borowski has nailed to the wall the latest leftest catch-phrase, and reveals the absolute ignorance behind it. Evidently “Check your privilege” is making the rounds by lefty bloggers and socialist, oops, I mean liberal professors. However, Ms.Borowski dissects it and in the process reveals that the left does just what Ann Coulter has said, time and again. ” If you want to know what the Left is up to pay attention to what they are accusing you of.” – Ann Coulter And she demonstrates it here. According to a writer on the website jezabel […]

‘I Don’t Trust You’: 14 Year-Old Confronts School After Her Dad’s Arrest for Breaking 2 Min. Rule

Hat/Tip to Independent Journal Review. I wrote about this in an earlier posting. William Baer was arrested after voicing his concern and anger at a school board meeting of the Gilford School System. The school sent out a pornographic novel to ninth graders as an assignment, without the permission of the parents.     As I asked when first writing about this, “Are we in a police state or is this still the United States of America?” Well, Mr. Baer’s daughter had a few, respectful, but choice words for the school board.   “I just watched my father get arrested […]

Parent Arrested After Complaining of Explicit Sex in Schoolbook

Are we in a police state or is this still the United States of America? In Gilford, New Hampshire a parent was actually arrested Monday evening at a school board hearing after complaining to school officials about a book the school assigned to ninth-grade students, among whom was his 14-year-old daughter. The book contains very graphic sexual content, but more on the book later. William Baer is the parent in question and he was very upset at the school for not sending out a notice prior to the book being assigned, as is normally the case. Evidently no advance notice […]

Freedom Is Just Another Word

What good is our constitution and its first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, if the courts and our elected officials don’t uphold it? Is “freedom”, as Janis Joplin said in her song, Me & Bobby McGee. just another word? To this humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in, it does seem that we are losing our freedoms at such an alarming rate that maybe freedom is just another word of little significance. Let’s review some of our guaranteed rights. The First Amendment Freedom Of Religion _ In this once Judeo-Christian nation, it seems to me […]