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  • Norfolk police officer, suspect and teen all dead after shootings

    06/01/2014 6:26:11 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    Daily Press ^ | May 31, 2014 | Ryan Murphy
    Three people are dead, including a Norfolk police officer, after a series of shootings in Norfolk Friday evening. The incident began when police received multiple calls around 10:48 p.m. Friday for gunshots fired in the 8400 block of Chesapeake Boulevard, according to Norfolk Police Spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson. A man identified as James Andrew Brown, 29, was witnessed discharging his weapon randomly from a car he was driving south on Chesapeake Boulevard, Parker-Chesson said. A bullet from Brown's gun struck and killed Mark Rodriguez, 17, who was sitting in his own vehicle, Parker-Chesson said. Rodriguez, a Norfolk Christian Schools student, was...
  • Live Thread: Obama statement on Health law, 11:35.

    11/14/2013 6:53:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 836 replies
    Fox | 11/14/13
    A live thread for the Clown's lies. See, his poll numbers are in the toilet, so Valerie sends him out.
  • Health Site Woes Undermine Obama’s Vow on Government

    10/27/2013 2:25:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — The implicit promise of Barack Obama’s presidency, delivered during the 2008 campaign and again repeatedly since then, was that government would not face a debacle like the recent malfunction of the technology behind the president’s new health care marketplaces. In his biggest and most important speeches, the president often talks with passion about a “smarter, more effective government.” He has called on Congress to embrace and pay for a “21st century government that’s open and competent.” And he has vowed to work to “rebuild people’s faith in the institution of government.”
  • Obama: Narcissist's Reaction to Failure and Defeat

    07/04/2013 7:59:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/27/2011 | vakninmusings
    "In July 2008, I was the first to suggest that Obama may be suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). How is a prominent narcissist likely to react to defeat and failure? Will Obama disintegrate, decompensate, act out? Is this a dangerous situation?" A November 2010 L-PAC interview with Sam Vaknin, author of "Malignant Self-love: narcissism Revisited" and other books about personality disorders. Transcript of the video:
  • Does Obama's arrogance have any limits?

    12/09/2012 2:43:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/8/2012 | Bobby Eberle
    Being president of the United States must fill a person with a certain level of confidence. Winning reelection despite miserable economic conditions could only add to that level. But has there ever been a president in the history of this country as arrogant as Barack Obama? Not only does he never miss an opportunity to inject his image into historical events, but now he's even adding himself to historical descriptions of other presidents. Back in August, I wrote on the passing of the first man to step foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. As a "tribute" to Armstrong, Obama...
  • Disdain is the stain on Obama

    10/25/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 10/25/2012 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    Others who worked with Obama reached similar conclusions. “He doesn’t listen to anyone,” a former top economic aide told a friend. Outsiders invited to meet with him concluded it was all for show, that he was not interested in what they had to say. That he rarely talks to congressional leaders, including fellow Democrats, has become such a staple of Washington that it has ceased to be news. He apparently believes it is beneath him to consult or get into the details of legislation. Then again, he doesn’t talk to members of his Cabinet much either, so he’s consistent in...
  • Signs and traits of narcissists...

    10/18/2012 9:04:32 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 10 replies
    Think like a blackbelt ^ | JUNE 6, 2009 | LORI HOECK
    SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT Narcissists easily shift blame ✦ A sense of superiority places them above others ✦ Must be the center of attention, constantly seeking approval, accolades, praise ✦ Act like they are the lead character in all things in life ✦ Dominate conversations because they believe they only worthwhile things to say ✦ Want others to give into their demands, request for favors, their needs first ✦ Have inflated egos, inflated sense of entitlement, inflated sense of importance, inflated need to be center stage ✦ Envious of other people’s accomplishments and will steal, lie, or sabotage others to get...
  • Obama Claimed He Was 'Kenyan Royalty,' Recalls Classmate

    10/09/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by justlurking · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2012-10-09 | PBS Frontline
    PBS's 'FRONTLINE' interviewed former Barack Obama classmate, Kristen Caldwell. She grew up and attended Punahou School with "Barry" Obama. She recalls how as a young child, Obama alternatively told classmates he was an Indonesian prince or Kenyan royalty. [...] So yeah, I can picture him as this slightly -- "chubby" is too strong, but rounded, short little guy, Barry Obama. And he told us that his father was an Indonesian king and that he was a prince, and after he finished school he was going to go back, and he would be a ruler in Indonesia. And I absolutely believed...
  • Obama 'believed he had BEATEN Romney' in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides....

    10/09/2012 11:18:30 AM PDT · by TBBT · 181 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/9/2012 | Toby Harnden
    - Obama believes he'd got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign - The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown - Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't think he needed to even engage with him - Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them watching his debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him. But what nobody knew, until now,...
  • The apology speech you'll never hear (from Obama)

    10/09/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 08, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    David Limbaugh: Obama 'is psychologically incapable of admitting his mistakes' Do you know what’s scarier than the possibility President Obama could be re-elected? It’s that in a second term, he would double down on his failed policies. Don’t take my word for it; he’s admitted it on the campaign stump. In a speech to his fellow cultural icons in Hollywood, he said, “Everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line here in 2012. And I need your help to finish what we started. … We’ve come too far to turn back now.” Note that Obama did not say...
  • FOREVER SIX: The Traits of a Narcissist

    10/07/2012 8:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Director Blue ^ | October 7, 2012
    "A person who gives too much importance to himself, to the extent that he does not think about the feelings and sentiments of other people is said to be a narcissist. People who are narcissists consider themselves to be perfectionists who can never do anything wrong. They are governed by their false ego which requires ample amounts of admiration and praise to survive. It is said that narcissists live in a world of their own where they can think only about their problems and issues regarding power, prestige and personal adequacy. This makes them selfish individuals who do not have...
  • Why was President Obama so bad?

    10/04/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 159 replies
    The Barack Obama who stood on the debate stage in Denver Wednesday night was virtually unrecognizable to the person who swept to victory in 2008 or even the man who had built a narrow-but-clear edge in the 2012 race. In the wake of the debate, Democrats conceded that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had dominated the proceedings and quickly moved on to a deeper — and harder to answer — question: What the hell was wrong with the president? Theories abound — up to an including that Obama, who had done debate prep in Las Vegas, struggled to adjust to...
  • Narcissism has a higher health cost for men

    07/14/2012 7:00:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    Cosmos ^ | Jan 24, 2012 | Tara Francis
    Narcissistic males are more likely to experience long-term health problems than females with the same personality trait, new research suggests. A new study involving men diagnosed with narcissism - which describes an inflated sense of self-importance, over-estimations of uniqueness and a sense of grandiosity - has revealed the health risks associated with this personality trait. Although conducted in a stress-free environment, the results revealed that narcissistic men had higher levels of cortisol, a hormone indicating the activation of the body's stress response system. (snip) More than one type of narcissism Narcissism appears to be more common in males, and individuals...
  • Benito Obama or Obamalini?

    07/14/2012 5:44:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah notes practical similarities between BHO, Italian dictator Liberals won’t like this column. But they should read it. Because they keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Maybe they’ll learn something. Liberals and “progressives” loved Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, who achieved power as a socialist and delivered on his promise in the form of fascism. His political maneuvering proved an inspiration to a younger German protégé by the name of Adolf Hitler – who allied with Mussolini in a bid to conquer all of Europe and much of the rest of the world. Today, liberals...
  • Barack Obama’s 20 Most Impossibly Self-Absorbed Moments

    SOLIPSISM [sol-ip-siz-uhm] (noun): 1) Philosophy: the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist. 2) Extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption. 3) Barack Obama. President Obama is undoubtedly many things to many people. Liberals see him as a genius, conservatives see him as a meddlesome dilettante. Liberals fawn over rhetorical skills, conservatives say the credit goes to his teleprompter. Liberals think he knows it all, conservatives think he’s a know-it-all. Fine. But if there’s an attribute central to Barack Hussein Obama which all objective, reasonable people should be able to...
  • NARCISSIST IN CHIEF: The real reason Obama constantly lies

    07/12/2012 8:19:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2012 | David Kupelian
    Exclusive: David Kupelian uncovers what's really behind BHO's astonishing dishonesty ...The level of ongoing media dishonesty in covering Barack Obama is, of course, surreal. But let us now focus our attention on the man who is, in all likelihood, the most perfectly dishonest person ever to occupy the Oval Office. After all, the correct answer to Walters’ question is obvious. When does Obama lie? Every single time he speaks to the American people. Indeed, as another long-time ABC News personality, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist George Will, pointed out recently in the Washington Post: “Barack Obama’s intellectual sociopathy – his often breezy...
  • Narcissistic personality disorder (Did it promote the "WHITE HOUSE LEAKS"?)

    06/09/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT · by Tigen · 27 replies
    MAYO CLINIC ^ | Unknown | MAYO CLINIC staff
    Definition By Mayo Clinic staff Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism. Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in...
  • Protecting the NPD: European Court Could Thwart Bid to Ban Far-Right Party

    05/14/2012 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Der Spiegel ^ | 05/14/2012
    Pressure to ban the far-right National Democratic Party has been building ever since the revelation last November that a neo-Nazi terrorist cell was behind a series of murders of mainly Turkish immigrants. The German government is preparing a new legal bid to outlaw the party, which the German domestic intelligence agency has described as being a "racist, anti-Semitic, revisionist" party bent on overthrowing Germany's democracy and setting up a Fourth Reich. The hurdles are high, though, and authorities want to avoid a repeat of their failed first attempt to outlaw the party in 2003, when Germany's highest court, the Federal...
  • Officers fire at would-be robbers in Norfolk; 4 arrested (4 SOBs try to rob undercover cops)

    04/25/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT · by csvset · 21 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 25, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    NORFOLK The two men parked at McDonald's must have looked like good targets for a stickup. It was 10:53 p.m. Both vehicles were backed into parking spaces at the restaurant on Campostella Road near its intersection with Indian River Road. Armed with handguns and with their faces covered, two men approached the cars and pointed their weapons at the drivers in an attempt to rob them. "Give it up," one of the men said. But then the intended victims drew weapons and began firing. The robbers ran from who they would later learn were officers with the Norfolk Police Vice...
  • I'm the fourth best president in American history ~ Barack Obama

    12/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 158 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/13/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama is certainly the most arrogant president in American history. This clip from the end of the entire 60 Minutes Obama interview didn't make it on air.
  • Obama: It's Kids Versus Corporate Jets on Debt-Ceiling Talks

    06/29/2011 10:58:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The National Journal ^ | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | Ron Fournier
    Kids versus Corporate jets. If President Obama's news conference accomplished anything on Wednesday afternoon, it underscored, in striking tones, his strategy for winning the debt ceiling fight with Republicans: Make it a clash of classes. Rich versus Poor. Us versus Them. Those who supports children, food safety, medical research and, presumably, puppies and apple pie versus the rich fat cats who don't. In Obama's world, Democrats are for kids and Republicans are for corporate jets. That is a sharp distinction that could help put the GOP on defensive, but it may not be enough to persuade Republicans to change their...
  • Campaign to invoke the 25th Amendment hits the streets of California

    02/10/2011 2:26:08 PM PST · by JoeA · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 2/9/2011 | Joe Alfieri
    On a street corner in downtown Concord, California, Fred Douglas and Alexandra Phillips are asking people to sign a petition to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, and remove Barack Obama from office. Strategically positioned near a Bank of America ATM, their table is piled high with literature from the LaRouche Political Action Committee, and sports a poster of Obama in a Hitler moustache. Passerby gawk at the image, and one or two stop to talk. One man says he voted for Obama and doesn’t agree with them, but supports their right to be on the streets with the...
  • Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)

    11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST · by mojito · 68 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness. As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder. It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided...
  • Does Obama meets five of these symptoms to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

    09/26/2010 8:00:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 41 replies
    psychcentral.com ^ | Sunday September 26, 2010
    Which five or more describes Obama to a "T"? Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody's life or to anyone they meet. In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:1. * Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior...
  • Fatal Addiction--Ted Bundy interviewed by James Dobson on the eve his execution (video link)

    05/17/2010 5:17:33 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 53 replies · 1,345+ views
    I post this video link because it provides a rare first hand opportunity to come face to face with a proven and self-confessed psychopath of the first order. I have watch it many times and believe it is remarkable for what it tells us about psychopathy and the pathology of evil.Now, as you watch the interview, compare your perception of Bundy's intellectual honesty and appearance of moral conflict to that of Obama in any interview or speech or public appearance. Video Link
  • Ed Schultz on Visiting White House: 'Almost a Shrine' - to Obama

    02/01/2010 8:53:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,519+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/1/10 | Jack Coleman
    Agreed, this doesn't come as much of a shock. What's surprising is that Schultz said "almost". Here's Schultz on his radio show Friday talking about meeting with Obama advisor David Axelrod at the White House the day before, along with fellow liberal radio host Bill Press and several other left-wing media types Schultz did not identify
  • The White House Has Become A Shrine To Obama

    02/02/2010 9:15:32 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 44 replies · 2,000+ views
    theobamafile ^ | 02/03/10 | theobamafile
    Newsbusters.com is reporting that Ed Schultz, on his radio show, talked about meeting with Obama advisor David Axelrod at the White House last week, along with fellow liberal radio host Bill Press and several other left-wing media types Schultz did not identify. Schultz: First of all you walk into the White House, in the West Wing, and there are picture all over, I mean everywhere! Of President Obama! I mean, of his life in the first year as president of the United States. Now I don't know if that's the way it is with every president, but it was almost...
  • The White House is a Shrine to Obama

    02/03/2010 5:59:58 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 41 replies · 2,291+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/03/10 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Ed Schultz, the liberal talk show host, recently visited the WH. He called it a shrine to Obama.
  • MSNBC's Ed Schultz Says the West Wing of the White House is a "Shrine" to Obama - Audio

    02/04/2010 11:04:31 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 981+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 4, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of MSNBC's Ed Schultz on radio saying that the West Wing of the White House has been turned into a "shrine" to President Obama. The audio has been accompanied by some creative slides put together by YouTube user RobtKraft.
  • What Will The Future Bring Under Obama? (NPD in a president)

    11/08/2009 1:13:33 AM PST · by ransomnote · 21 replies · 854+ views
    zimbio.com ^ | Nov-26-08 | Ali Sina
    This is what narcissists do best. They give vacuous promises, paint their own bogus world in all the colors of the rainbow and hype their audiences with false hopes. If you are an Arab living in a desert and all you can think about is sex and gluttony, they will promise you a paradise of orgy and debauchery with rivers of water, honey, milk and wine. If you are a proud German, defeated and humiliated, they will promise you mastery over all other races. If you are an American, have everything, are bored with opulence and do not know what...
  • Neo-Nazis Join Islamists at Al-Quds Day Demonstration in Berlin

    09/13/2009 12:08:46 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 6 replies · 1,022+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 14 | John Rosenthal
    Alongside the internationally better known National-Democratic Party of Germany or “NPD,” the German People’s Union (DVU) is one of the two main German political parties of the so-called “extreme Right.” As discussed in my earlier PJM report here, in German usage this expression is, in effect, just a euphemism for neo-Nazi currents and organizations. Both the NPD and the DVU are officially classified as “right-wing extremist” organizations by Germany’s domestic intelligence service, the so-called Office for the Protection of the Constitution or “Verfassungsschutz.” A statement published by the DVU on Wednesday, however, makes clear just how misleading it is to...
  • Pcsychologist Sam Vaknin on Obama's Narcissism

    08/09/2009 8:07:15 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 52 replies · 3,672+ views
    Dr. Sam Gipp's Web Site ^ | August 2009 | Sam Gipp, Th.D.
    Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. He has written extensively about narcissism. Dr. Vaknin states "I must confess I was impressed by Sen. Barack Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident - a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama's speeches are unlike any...
  • White House beer summit falls flat

    07/31/2009 9:18:48 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 60 replies · 2,239+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 1, 2009 | Brad Norington
    EVEN Barack Obama had trouble clearly articulating what was achieved by a much-hyped "beer summit" in the Rose Garden of the White House yesterday. As host, he played the role of peacemaker: Obama invited a black Harvard professor and the white cop who arrested him to bury the hatchet over a drink. It was an extraordinary intervention by a US President with a pressing agenda that includes combating the world recession and climate change. But the event, which attracted so much interest that cable TV networks ran countdown clocks, had the taint of political theatre from the start. Obama was...
  • Obama Makes Surprise Press Room Appearance, Spinning Racist Cop Bashing Remarks (Transcript at #246)

    07/24/2009 11:40:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 472 replies · 19,704+ views
    Friday, July 24, 2009 | Kristinn
  • President Obama to Hold Wednesday Prime-Time Press Conference [w/ comments and viewer poll]

    07/21/2009 12:30:13 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 43 replies · 1,606+ views
    TVGuide.com ^ | July 21, 2009
    President Barack Obama will hold a press conference Wednesday night, the White House announced on Twitter. Among the Big 4 TV networks, ABC, CBS and NBC will all carry the press conference live at 8/7 CT, while Fox is sticking with a regularly scheduled broadcast... [Must Read: Comments.] [Must View: Viewer poll.]
  • Can you believe the nerve of this Marxist bastard [B. Hussein Obama] who's speaking on FOX NEWS?

    07/17/2009 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 152 replies · 5,794+ views
    Fox news | Obama
    This lying communist bastard needs to be run out of Dodge on a rail! This IS America!! Land of Freedom!! You don't like it move to Russia. No wait, they're going Capitalist. Move to China... oops. Try Cuba or Venezuela!
  • Obama's Biggest Character Flaw ["Obama's Biggest Audience Is Himself"]

    07/02/2009 8:33:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,842+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | July 02, 2009
    Obama's biggest character flaw James Lewis The President of these United States recently expressed his love for "the Urdu poets," a piece of inspired BS that nobody in their right minds believed for a second. But then the P was narrowcasting to Pakistan, he thought, and Americans weren't supposed to be listening. Yet character is revealed in those little snippets of Obama's mind -- his glorious fantasy life, his everlasting hope that somebody will fall for another piece of schtick, and his essential fraudulence as a human being. Obama's biggest audience is himself, and no doubt he preened and pranced...
  • Obama's lack of ordinary modesty

    06/23/2008 11:45:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 94+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2008 | James Lewis
    In his victory speech over Hillary, Barack Obama soared rhetorically about his feelings of humility. And yet he hardly sounded humble: "generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children (with mounting excitement) that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick, and good jobs for the jobless. This was the moment when the riiiiise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal."[bolding added] Now politicians are allowed some rhetorical overkill, but this is straight into Star Wars territory. There are no real precedents for this...
  • BEWARE THE OBAMA 'EVIL EYE'

    06/30/2009 6:29:13 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 219 replies · 10,887+ views
    drudge report ^ | 6/30/09 | Drudge
    As the summer begins, White House watchers have spotted a new look by President Obama: The Evil Eye! Staffers have joked about the menacing glance, which comes when the president meets with world leaders who are not aligned with his progressive view. White House photographers have captured the "evil eye" in recent weeks, during sessions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Colombia's Alvaro Uribev. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi got hit with the commander's malocchio last week in the Oval office. And at least one White House reporter has been on the receiving end of the daggers during a press...
  • Obama: Only I'm the president of the U.S.

    06/23/2009 4:37:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 62 replies · 2,771+ views
    Chicago Trib ^ | 6/23/09 | Mark Silva
    David Axelrod, making the rounds of news shows tonight to polish the administration's messages coming out of President Barack Obama's news conference today, talked about the talk the administration is having about Iran and North Korea. The problem, Republicans are complaining, is that it's all talk, and no walk. But the president himself addressed that question today, when asked about Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham calling his response to Iran timid and weak, and then asked if the words that he used today for Iran's treatment of protestors -- "deplored, appalled'' and "outraged'' - were "influenced at all by...
  • President Obama Visits Wounded Troops (guess how he "visited" our fallen soldiers)

    06/22/2009 7:50:23 PM PDT · by max americana · 93 replies · 5,265+ views
    Blackfive ^ | June 22, 2009 | blackfive
    David Borden Jr. was wounded in Iraq on January 19, 2008. A suicide bomber rushed him and detonated, and Borden was hit by over 200 pieces of shrapnel. He lost right leg (below the knee) and his left arm was severely damaged. He was in a coma for over a month. He's inspired more than a few people while recovering. The NY Giants football team reports that he's the grandson of a NY Giant. According to the email below from his father, David Borden (Sr.), David Jr. had an uninspiring visit from the President of the United States: Since Dave...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama decline dinner with the Sarkozys

    06/04/2009 10:00:19 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 149 replies · 11,309+ views
    The Times ^ | 6/5/2009 | Charles Bremner in Paris
    The Obamas turn up in Paris this evening, but have declined a dinner invitation from the couple next door: the Sarkozys. President Obama’s reluctance to spend more than minimum time with the French leader on his visit for the D-Day anniversary has come as an embarrassment to the Elysée Palace. America’s First Family will not be dining with President Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni, even though they are staying at the residence of the US Ambassador, yards from the Elysée apartments where the Sarkozys spend their weekends. Mr Sarkozy’s staff were trying yesterday to arrange another private moment between...
  • Barack Obama's self-confidence has a worrying flip-side

    05/25/2009 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Aria · 56 replies · 3,174+ views
    The Australian ^ | 5/26/2009 | David Nason
    ADMIRAL Mike Mullen has some unusual credentials for the highest ranking military officer in the US. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is the son of a Hollywood spin doctor who was press agent for some big-name movie stars in the 1960s. Mullen says his father taught him the art of crafting a message, though it didn't seem much help at the US Naval Academy where, in 1968, he graduated 611th out of 836. As a young lieutenant four years later, Mullen was given command of the gasoline tanker USS Noxubee. He promptly ran it into a buoy,...
  • But Enough About Me -- Does Obama understand that the office of the presidency is bigger than he is?

    05/23/2009 2:56:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 1,635+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 1, 2009 | William Kristol
    Barack Obama spoke at the National Archives last Thursday on the war on terror (not that he used that term). After paying tribute to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and before turning to a defense of his policies, the President of the United States said: I stand here today as someone whose own life was made possible by these documents. My father came to our shores in search of the promise that they offered. My mother made me rise before dawn to learn of their truth when I lived as a child in a...
  • Are We in a Narcissism Epidemic?

    05/03/2009 5:22:39 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 87 replies · 2,068+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 27 April 2009 | Raina Kelley
    But as Twenge goes on to illustrate, all that narcissism is a problem that can range from the discourteous—residential advisers at Southern lament students disregarding curfews, playing dance music until 3 a.m., demanding new room assignments at a moment's notice and failing to understand why professors won't let them make up an exam they were too hung over to take—to the disastrous—failed marriages, abusive working environments and billion-dollar Ponzi schemes. Seems that the flip side of all that confidence isn't prodigious success but antisocial behavior.
  • "Gibbs Screwing This Thing Up" Obama Makes Souter Retirement Official in Impromptu Briefing (Video)

    05/01/2009 9:09:36 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 19 replies · 1,241+ views
    President Obama abruptly interrupted today's White House Press Briefing to "do the job himself" and report his conversation with retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter. I was kind of hoping he was going to fire Gibbs on the spot, but then again, I would miss the circus clown in action everyday with the press corps!
  • Reid says Obama told him, 'I have a gift'

    04/27/2009 12:27:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 2,204+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/09 | Kevin Freking - ap
    WASHINGTON – Everyone knows President Barack Obama can deliver a great speech, including the president himself, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The paperback version of Reid's book, "The Good Fight," is coming out May 5 with an epilogue called "The Obama Era." Reid said he was impressed when Obama, then a freshman senator from Illinois, delivered a speech about President George W. Bush's war policy. Reid, D-Nev., writes: "'That speech was phenomenal, Barack,' I told him. And I will never forget his response. Without the barest hint of braggadocio or conceit, and with what I would describe as...
  • President Obama Requests May Sweeps Timeslot

    04/24/2009 4:15:27 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 222 replies · 9,737+ views
    TVGuide.com ^ | April 23, 2009
    President Barack Obama has asked to make a prime-time appearance during May sweeps. White House officials have requested up to an hour of airtime for Wednesday, April 29, according to TV Week. The press conference, which falls on the 100th day of Obama's presidency, will probably air in the 8 o'clock hour and address questions of the president's performance. Broadcast networks have not yet announced their response, but a source said that they will most likely agree to the administration's request. Will you tune in to President Obama's "100 Days" press conference? Or have there been too many already?
  • Karl Rove, Twitter Creep

    04/23/2009 2:34:23 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 57 replies · 1,457+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/20/2009 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain says we need to take back Twitter from the creepy people—like Karl Rove, "America’s Toughest Sheriff," and the other undesirables who now follow her every Tweet. Karl Rove follows me on Twitter. That’s creepy. I joined Twitter a few months ago; so far, it has been a liberating way to transition from political to personal blogging. It’s allowed me to share the less-serious aspects and humorously uncensored moments of my life. But there’s also been a downside: I am now being followed by Karl Rove, and my local sheriff, and God knows how many other political pundits. We...
  • CBS's Knoller: Obama Burned 9,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel for One Earth Day Speech

    04/23/2009 9:53:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 2,123+ views
    CBS's Knoller: Obama Burned 9,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel for One Earth Day Speech By Ken Shepherd Created 2009-04-23 12:21 President Barack Obama burned roughly 9,000 of jet fuel yesterday, Earth Day, and that only to deliver one speech in Iowa, reports CBS News's Mark Knoller in an April 22 Political Hotsheet blog post [1]. As if that weren't amusing enough, Knoller notes that the Air Force and the White House wouldn't disclose to Knoller how much fuel the president's plane burns on an average flight, so he had to consult with the manufacturer of the 747, Boeing: In flying...