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  • Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

    10/17/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by campg · 41 replies
    Washington AP ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief 1 hour ago • BY JIM KUHNHENN(0) Comments WASHINGTON (AP) — He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date. A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. Klain has been a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, and served as Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff...
  • Biden's son discharged from Navy Reserve over cocaine

    10/17/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-16-14
    WASHINGTON (October 16, 2014)— Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Navy said that Biden, a former lobbyist who works at a private equity firm, was discharged in February — barely a year after he was selected for the part-time position as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve. Citing privacy laws, the Navy did not give a reason for the discharge, which was not disclosed until it emerged in the media on Thursday. In...
  • Navy kicks out Biden’s son after failing coke test

    10/17/2014 7:51:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Joe Tacopino
    Joe Biden’s son was booted from the military after failing a drug test, it was revealed Thursday. Hunter Biden, the youngest son of the vice president, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February after he tested positive for cocaine, the Navy said. Hunter, a former lobbyist who works at an investment firm, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, The Wall Street Journal said.
  • Biden's son discharged from Navy after reportedly testing positive for cocaine

    10/17/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | unk
    The son of Vice President Joe Biden says he is “embarrassed” after being discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year --- reportedly after testing positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported Thursday that Hunter Biden’s short-lived military career ended because he failed a drug test after reporting to his unit in 2013. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Navy discharged him in February of this year.
  • Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

    10/16/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2014 | COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43...
  • Joe Biden's Son Hunter Was Kicked Out Of The Navy For Cocaine Use

    10/16/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 16, 2016 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter was kicked out of the Navy Reserve this year after he tested positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. A Yale-educated lawyer, the 44-year-old Hunter Biden was commissioned as a Navy ensign May 7, 2013 and assigned as a public affairs officer at a reserve unit in Norfolk, Va., the Journal reported. But just a month later when he checked into his new unit in June and was given a drug test, he popped for cocaine.
  • Biden: 'The Middle Class Is Getting Killed'

    10/16/2014 2:21:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 3:17 PM, Oct 16, 2014 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Vice President Joe Biden talked about the trouble the middle class is having during the Barack Obama presidency at an event earlier today in Philadelphia: "The middle class is getting killed," Biden said. "In the last ten years, average salary of the middle class in America according to Standard & Poor's has gone up 14 cents." Biden's event was "on the Importance of Investing in our Nation's Infrastructure," according to the White House. VIDEO AT LINK.................
  • 'White boy' Biden calls tea party 'crazy'

    10/14/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue October 14, 2014 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he recalled his days as a Delaware public defender, and pressed faith leaders to elect Democrats this year. He offered a candid critique of Republicans, calling the tea party "crazy," according to a detailed readout of Biden's remarks provided to CNN by a person in the room.
  • ´White boy´ Biden calls tea party ´crazy´

    10/14/2014 5:03:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    CNN, ^ | 10/14/14 | Peter Hamby
    Washington -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he recalled his days as a Delaware public defender, and pressed faith leaders to elect Democrats this year. He offered a candid critique of Republicans, calling the tea party "crazy," according to a detailed readout of Biden´s remarks provided to CNN by a person in the room. "This is not your father´s Republican Party," he said, according to the source. "This is a different breed of cat, man....
  • Biden apologizes to Turkey president in phone call

    10/04/2014 2:13:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | 10/4/2014 | SUZAN FRASER
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.
  • Who is more likely to make this Ebola gaffe?

    10/13/2014 12:21:26 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    So the left and right both had the same idea here. Who is more likely to make this gaffe? I guess this would make a good intelligence test. Biden:1. "Stand up Chuck," to a man who is wheelchair-ridden2. Three letter word, J-O-B-S3. Calling soldiers killed in battle "fallen angels"4. Saying Franklin Roosevelt was president during the stock market crash of 1929 (it was Herbert Hoover), and that he went on television (no he didn't broadcasting of any kind didn't even start until the mid-30's) to ease the nation's fears. (video)Palin:"I can see Russia from my house..." oh wait, that was SNLHere's a...
  • Joe Biden lists China as part of North America

    10/08/2014 12:11:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-10-07 16:59 (GMT+8) | Want China Times
    US vice president Joe Biden mistakenly described China as a part of North America during a gaffe-filled speech at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government last week. After stating that North America is "literally–not figuratively–the epicenter of energy in the world today," the 71-year-old Biden went on to say that, "North America will account–meaning Mexico, China and Canada–for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years." It appears that Biden had accidentally substituted China for the United States, but the vice president failed to notice or correct the remark. Duowei News, a US-based media outlet...
  • The Joe Biden Apology Tour Hits Saudi Arabia

    10/07/2014 6:32:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/7/14 | tyuler durden
    Having accidentally stumbled upon the awkward truth - that many governments in the Middle East are either implicitly or explicitly funding terrorist organizations, such as ISIS, to fight Syria's al-Assad regime - Vice President Joe Biden has been doing the rounds the last few days apologizing for any inconvenience his Harvard speech last week may have caused. As Biden's spokeswoman explained, "the vice president apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria." Today it was Saudi Arabia's turn (following...
  • No One In Los Angeles Appears To Know Who Joe Biden Is

    10/07/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Joe Biden is in Los Angeles this week, but someone ought to tell him that he shouldn’t expect to be recognized by too many of the locals. During his ABC show Monday, late night host Jimmy Kimmel aired a rather funny video of one of his staff asking Angelenos to identify Biden. Not a single one of those interviewed (which, in fairness, was slightly less than the entire population of Los Angeles) knew Biden was the Vice President of the United States. We’re not sure if the segment is a testament to deceptive film-making, the irrelevance of Biden, the stupidity...
  • On Nov. 4, Joe Biden Could Become the Most Powerful Man in the World

    10/06/2014 7:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 6, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vice President Joe Biden is a complete idiot. That truth, reinforced by a string of recent foreign policy gaffes, is supported by evidence too great to summarize in one article. Suffice it to say that Uncle Joe's incompetence is stipulated by all political parties. He apparently believes he still has a shot to be President. There is no chance of that--but on Nov. 4, Biden could suddenly become the most powerful man in the U.S., and therefore the world. That is because the fight for control of the U.S. Senate is shaping up to be far closer than it ought...
  • Are Any of You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

    10/06/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-6-2014 | MOTUS
    Poor Joey. He’s been under a lot of pressure lately.Being Numero Duo for so long has taken its toll in gaffes. And while we’re all used to his off-key notes by now, apparently the rest of the world isn’t as forgiving. They’re still a little off-put by being accused of aiding and abetting terrorists. So over the weekend Turkey’s President Erdogan and  Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed both demanded apologies from the Veep.“Wait, what? What did I say now?”In fact Joey’s been so distracted by all the problems in the world - like who’s done the most to earn...
  • Biden continues to apologize; first Turkey, now UAE

    10/06/2014 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    McClatchydc.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Roy Gutman
    ISTANBUL — Vice President Joe Biden apologized to the United Arab Emirates Sunday for charging that the oil-rich ally had been supporting al Qaida and other jihadi groups in Syria's internal war, his second apology in as many days to a key participant in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists.
  • Biden in 2012: ‘We Are Working Hand in Glove’ With Sunni Allies on Syria

    10/05/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Vice-President Joe Biden’s stinging assessment that Sunni allies had been “our largest problem” in fueling extremism in Syria – comments for which he has now apologized – are in contrast to remarks he made two years ago when he said the U.S. was “working hand in glove” with those countries on Syria. Back then, Biden assured Americans that the administration and Sunni nations in the region were closely cooperating in their response to the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad. “We are working hand in glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis and with all...
  • Biden Apologizes to Islamist Leader of Turkey for Linking Him to ISIS

    10/05/2014 3:30:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/4/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Under the Islamist AKP, Turkey has become a state sponsor of terror. Its links to ISIS are the worst kept secret in the region as ISIS fighters treat Turkey as a gateway to the ISIS Jihad.But Biden made the mistake of quoting Erdogan and had to apologize for it. Vice President Biden on Saturday apologized to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying the Turkish leader admitted his country made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.Biden spoke directly to Erdogan to “clarify” comments made on Thursday at Harvard University and apologized for “any implication” that Turkey or...
  • Joe Biden Tells Harvard Students China a Part of North America

    10/05/2014 9:43:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-5-14 | Tony Lee
    Vice President Joe Biden made another gaffe on Thursday, telling Harvard students that China is a part of North America. Speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Biden made yet another blunder after saying that "North America is literally--not figuratively--the epicenter of energy in the world today." "North America will account--meaning Mexico, China and Canada--for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years," Biden said. "By 2018, the United States will be a net exporter of natural gas, and most projections show North America will be totally energy independent by 2020, and the United States...
  • Subject: Send Me Money Or Else! (Mostly satire ... I hope)

    10/05/2014 3:36:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 5, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    I’ve had my fill of the pleas for money that have been filling up my email in-box, and that’s saying something – as a lawyer, I usually have a great respect for people demanding money. This is bipartisan insanity – both sides are going nuts. I’m getting stuff that’s clearly not meant for me. Just take a look at what came in earlier today – I think somebody mad at my conservative Twitter musings put me on a list for Democrat millennials. I’m just not sure the Democrats truly get know their target demographic: From: Joe Biden Subject: Bro, I...
  • Turkish President Erdogan demands apology if Biden uttered ISIL remarks

    10/04/2014 7:21:04 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | October/04/2014
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded an apology from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, if his reported comments about Turkey's "mistakes that paved the way for the rise of the jihadists" were true. "If Biden told these words, then he will be history for me. I never uttered such remarks," Erdogan said after the morning prayer for Eid al-Adha--the festival of sacrifice observed by Muslims all over the world--in Istanbul on early Oct. 4. "President Erdogan told me, he is an old friend, said you were right, we let too many people through, now we are trying to seal...
  • Joe Biden explains how Ebola is like ISIS

    10/03/2014 11:27:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ashley Killough CNN
    (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden argued that the Ebola virus is on par with ISIS in Iraq and Syria when it comes to global security threats. Speaking in Boston Thursday at the Harvard Institute of Politics, Biden warned that "threats as diverse as terrorism and pandemic disease" are crossing borders "at blinding speeds," and they demand a global response involving more players "than ever before." "This has all led to a number of immediate crises that demand our attention from ISIL to Ebola to Ukraine -- just to name a few that are on our front door -- as...
  • Biden Declares China Part of North America

    10/03/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Vice president Joe Biden declared China a North American country in a speech at Boston's John F. Kennedy Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday. Biden claimed that North America - "meaning Mexico, China and Canada" - will contribute two-thirds of the world's energy growth over the next two decades:
  • Satire: Veep Says Tea Party “Worse than Republicans”

    10/01/2014 1:13:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Vice-President Joe Biden castigated the Tea Party as “worse than Republicans. Democrats have their differences with the GOP, but we all agree on the need for the strong hand of government to control things. The Tea Party, though, is just anti-government. They don’t just want to take turns in the driver’s seat. They want to dismantle the machine and turn individuals loose to fend for themselves.” To help illustrate his point, Biden pointed out that “House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was recently quoted saying that he is Obama’s best friend. You’ll never hear something like that from a Tea Party...
  • Exclusive: Sarah Palin Goes Rogue on Pennsylvania Avenue

    09/26/2014 10:52:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, like nearly every American, knows the White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But during her Friday Values Voter Summit speech, she said that truth is an "endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue." Yep, she accidentally said "1400" instead of "1600." After the speech, Palin had some fun with her "gaffe," taking a photo on 1400 Pennslyvania Ave. in Washington, D.C., which Breitbart News obtained. The left-wing media went apoplectic, of course, wondering how she could have been so close to becoming vice president. This is the same media that ignore and make excuses...
  • Biden On Romney In 2012: “Ready To Go To War” With Syria

    09/23/2014 9:07:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/14 | Breitbart TV
    During the 2012 vice-presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden criticized then-Republican presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) statements that he would do more in Syria by asking Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) if he favored “putting American aircraft in their airspace.” “Now, every time the governor is asked about this, he doesn't say any, he say, he goes up with a whole lot of verbiage, but when he gets pressed, he says, no, he would not do anything different then we are doing now. Are they proposing putting American troops on the ground, putting American aircraft in...
  • Biden 2012: Romney Wants to Go to War with Syria

    09/23/2014 9:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The National Review ^ | 09/23/14 | Ian Tuttle
    “He [Romney] said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home,” Biden told an audience in York, Penn., on September 2, 2012. “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.” Biden also scoffed at Romney for his tough talk about Russia: “He wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin’s Russia. And these guys say the president’s out of touch?”
  • Biden: The Tea Party Is Not Right or Left, They Just Hate Government (Yes, Joe nailed it!)

    09/23/2014 6:34:05 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/22/14
    Monday in an interview with The New York Times' First Draft, Vice President Joe Biden said the Tea Party is to blame for Washington D.C. gridlock because their anti-government views stops lawmakers from "arriving at a consensus." Biden said, “There are a lot of good people involved in the Tea Party but their objective is they don't want the government involved in anything. They are not liberal or conservative they are anti government ” he explained. “Their ends are met best when nothing happens,” which he concluded means, "You cannot sustain a democracy without arriving at a consensus." The vice...
  • Biden Promises Obama Will Strike GOP with 'Lightning' via Executive Amnesty

    09/22/2014 9:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/14 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden promised that President Barack Obama would "do an awful lot" for illegal immigrants with executive actions toward amnesty. He said if Republicans don't "see the lord" on immigration after the midterm elections, then they will feel some "lightning." According to pool reports, Biden spoke at a Hispanic Heritage Month reception at his residence and reportedly called up a student who had received temporary amnesty due to Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Biden then said that Obama is going to enact executive amnesty before the end of the year if Congress does...
  • Joe Biden Invents New Name For The President [Video]

    09/21/2014 12:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 21, 2014
    Joe Biden made three (or perhaps four) gaffes this past week, but a recent public speaking mishap might have flown under the media radar. In that instance, the VP seemingly made up a president who never existed. In a trifecta this week, the Democrat had to apologize for using the perceived anti-Semitic term “Shylocks,” referred to Asia as “the Orient” which was deemed offensive to Asian Americans, and praised former colleague Bob Packwood — a lawmaker who was chased out of the U.. Senate amidst sexual harassment charges in 1995 — in front of a women’s group. In August, moreover,...
  • Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore? (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/21/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2014 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that's a personal best or, more accurately, a personal worst.. Yet if it is better to be criticized than ignored in politics, he can take little comfort from the way that hardly anyone outside of the Republican National Committee, whose website called it "Gaffetastic," seemed to care.
  • Biden’s on a Roll . . . Again: VP Praises (Sexual Assaluter) Bob Packwood at Women’s Event

    09/19/2014 9:13:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 19, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Joe Biden’s gaffe machine is in full force this week. Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum, the vice president touted disgraced former senator Bob Packwood, who resigned in 1995 amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Biden name-dropped the senator as he reminisced about past bipartisan efforts in the Senate.
  • Joe Biden pulls off a gaffe hat trick

    09/18/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-17-14 | Sean Sullivan
    Vice President Biden's Wednesday kicked off with an acknowledgment that he had used a "poor choice of words." By day's end, he had put foot in his mouth again. Twice. Biden opened the door to the possibility the United States could commit ground troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, a strategy the Obama administration has painstakingly avoided raising. That came shortly after he walked back his use of the word "Shylocks" and his use of the anachronistic term "Orient" to describe Asia. Even for the gregarious and outspoken vice president, whose candor has all too often gotten him...
  • Republicans Ask Joe Biden To Stop Embarrassing America

    09/18/2014 3:07:20 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 27 replies
    BI ^ | Colin Campbell
    Joe Biden The Republican Party thinks Vice President Joe Biden is embarrassing the US and they would like him to stop. Shortly after he apologized for using the term "Shylocks" on Wednesday, Biden stumbled into another controversy when he referred to former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as "the wisest man in the Orient." The Republican National Committee subsequently released a statement claiming Biden had projected "unacceptable imperialist undertones" and should understand such comments "embarrass our country." "Vice President Joe Biden’s insensitive remarks are offensive to both Asian-Americans and our Asian allies abroad. His comment is not only disrespectful...
  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the ‘Orient’

    09/17/2014 5:44:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/17/14 | Eddie Scarry
    Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive. Speaking at a campaign finance reform rally in Iowa, Biden recalled a meeting he had with Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. Biden described Yew as “the wisest man in the Orient.” The terms “orient” and “oriental” are considered widely outdated and offensive to Asians. Earlier in the day, Biden apologized for having recently described opportunistic bankers as “Shylocks,” a reference to a greedy Jewish money loaner in an Shakespearean play.
  • Biden says 'Shylocks' Comment was 'Poor Choice of Words'

    09/17/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Vice President Biden acknowledged using a "poor choice of words" after referring to bankers that exploit U.S. troops as "Shylocks." The vice president used the term during a talk Tuesday to a nonprofit that provides legal aid to those in need. But the term is considered by some to be an anti-Semitic term for Jews, and the head of the Anti-Defamation League put out a statement criticizing Biden. "Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful," Abraham Foxman said, while still calling Biden friendly to...
  • Biden’s on a Roll: Calls Asia ‘the Orient’

    09/17/2014 12:57:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Fresh off the heels of apologizing for using the offensive term “Shylocks,” Joe Biden referred to Asia as “the Orient” while detailing his recent trip to the continent and attempting to show off his foreign-policy cred. “On the way back from Mumbai to meet with President Xi in China, I stopped in Singapore to meet with a guy named Lee Kuan Yew,” the vice president said in Iowa on Wednesday, “who most foreign-policy experts around the world say is the wisest man in the Orient.” Most dictionaries define “Orient” as an archaic term used to refer to Asia. The word...
  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the "Orient"

    09/17/2014 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 17, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive.
  • In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

    09/17/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 2:17 PM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa—an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. He’s telling voters to elect Democrats who support raising taxes on companies. Biden is hitting an election-year theme of restoring what he calls “basic fairness.” …
  • Jewish group brands Biden's Shylock comment 'offensive'

    09/17/2014 7:58:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 16, 2014 | Oliver Knox
    Vice President Joe Biden drew fire from a prominent Jewish group on Tuesday after he described unscrupulous bankers who prey on servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks” — a term frequently condemned as an anti-Semitic caricature. “Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful,” Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said.
  • Delaware, US domestic tax haven, under pressure (Biden's tax tax dodging money laundering fiefdom)

    09/12/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Agence France-Presse via Yahoo ^ | 09/11/2014 | Jeremy Tordjman
    There are more companies than people in the small US state of Delaware, its population of under one million nestled on the Atlantic coast just south of New Jersey. The reason is clear: the state offers companies low taxes, an efficient, pro-business legal environment, and it allows anyone to set up a company anonymously, registering a shell that hides who really controls it and controls the money within it. That has now put Delaware, and other states that permit shell companies, in the sights of the US authorities, after they have campaigned against international tax havens like Switzerland to fight...
  • Biden Says Hoarders Are Retarding Economy

    09/07/2014 9:43:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 46 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Citing a paper released this week by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, Vice-President Joe Biden blamed American consumers for the sluggish economy. “The government is doing everything it can to try to stimulate the economy,” Biden contended. “The federal government is spending every dollar it can get its hands on. The Federal Reserve is manufacturing new dollars at an unprecedented pace. But consumers are just sitting on their cash.” “Hoarding cash makes no sense,” the Veep argued. “The dollar’s purchasing power is being diluted on a daily basis by government policies. Spending your dollars before they lose even more value...
  • Obama votes “present” on ISIS

    09/05/2014 8:50:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-05-14 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama voted "present" 129 times in the Illinois State Senate. He did it to preserve his political capital and dodge having to be visible in unpopular events. He'd wait for someone to take the bullets and then when the dust settled Obama would rise from the dust and assume the popular side. That is what is happening right now. Problem is, Obama is the President. There's no one else to wait for here. democrats are a disaster right now. They aren't just not on the same page, they're not in the same book. Mostly, they have their rudderless leader...
  • Biden: We'll Follow IS to the Gates of Hell

    09/04/2014 3:21:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/14 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to the Islamic State group, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions. "They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border, according to CNN. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside." Biden opened his remarks in memory of Steven Sotloff, the journalist who was beheaded...
  • Islamic State Zombies: 3 Strategies Revealed

    09/04/2014 6:11:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-4-2014 | MOTUS
    This is not a drill, we have a situation here; the Islamic State Zombies (ISZ) present an existential threat to Western Civilization and you must choose a leader to follow. Which one would you choose?1. Our Prezzy, who thinks we can shrink the ISZ to a “manageable problem.” “We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.” As far as I know Barry can’t manage his way out of a brown paper bag...
  • Biden Stole 'Into The Gates Of Hell' Line From John McCain

    09/03/2014 10:31:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden said America will follow the terrorists who murdered the two American Journalists "to the gates of hell." If that phrase elicits feelings of déjà vu that's because John McCain used it about Osama Bin Laden during the 2008 primary season and was repeatedly slammed by future president Obama for it in his election stump speeches. Biden spoke with passion as he spoke about the ISIS terrorists: The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand. As a nation, we're united....
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama won't cross the Syrian border, never mind the "gates of hell"

    09/03/2014 6:20:29 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 13 replies
    FNC The Kelly File | 9/03/2014
    The guy rocks!........
  • “Ich bin ein Berliner” and I have emigration rights!

    09/02/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-2-2014 | MOTUS
    Labor Day: very confusing. Joey B was in Detroit with Big Labor telling them that “it’s time to take back America!” From whom? And hasn’t that sort of hate speech been deemed to be racist by our Attorney General? Also at the event, Teamsters’ President James Hoffa told the Labor Day crowd to get off their butts and head to the polls: “If we stay home, we lose. We’ve got to have turnout. That’s how we turn this country around.” Turn the country around? Haven’t you and your team been running it for the past 6 years? As I said, it was...
  • Joe Biden Cites Fictional President In Speech With Union Bosses [VIDEO]

    09/01/2014 10:44:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 9/1/14 | Patrick Howley
    Vice President Joe Biden railed against corporations in a combative Labor Day Parade speech in Detroit with union bosses and their members in attendance – speaking with such passion that even when he made up the name of a fictional historical American president the crowd applauded. Biden delivered his speech at the site of the demolished Tiger Stadium ballpark, standing onstage with local Democrats including embattled anti-Obamacare Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr., who handed the vice president water and got first-name references in what basically amounted to a Biden stump speech.