Breaking: The Election may be over before it even starts….

Orignally, I was going to post something about the impending contempt vote against Holder along the line of “The Giant Game of Chicken,” or something. Then Twitter blew up this morning when Crook1 Eric Holder asked Crook2 President Obama to exercise Executive Privilege over #FastandFurious.

Bam.

Ask and ye shall receive.

Oh my, it will be a busy day. Ace has more…

UPDATE: Point of order – Why would Obama use Executive Privilege if he supposedly, according to Holder’s testimony, never saw any documents related to #FastandFurious? Hmmm… Either Obama lied or Holder perjured himself. Per Issa: The contempt motion will be moving forward…

UPDATE II: Twitchy has a long and entertaining feed on #FastandFurious.

UPDATE III: Shades of Richard Nixon. More from Michelle Malkin, Ben Howe, Moe Lane, William Jacobson.

UPDATE IV: Boom. Full vote next week….

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It’s the Little Things

You can’t turn a cruise ship on a dime. But yes, you can turn it around, slowly and carefully to set it on course.

Exhibit A – N:

– Saying the President is “cool” is raaaaacist code.
– You keep saying that word. It doesn’t mean what you think it means.
– Obama’s very bad week.
Florida sues the Fed DHS to get a voter’s database that should belong to them anyway called “Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements” (SAVE). They want to use the database to verify the citizenship, and thus the voter registration, of suspected illegal immigrants in Florida. But the Feds say, “Nooooooooo….”
– Remember when Top Secret meant something? The current administration leaks solely for fun and pleasure...and to skew the political landscape in their favor.
– Americans net worth dropped 40% in the last 3 years. And that inheritance? Fughetaboutit.
– “Just Fine” gaffe now blamed on … wait for it… the media.
NY Dems about to nominate a former Black Panther, anti-Israel race baiter for Congress.
Obama channels his inner Caesar as he decides who lives and who dies. Sic Semper Tyrannis.
Politifact may be not as factual as you think. I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
– If AG Eric Holder has a ‘Advance to Go, Collect $200’ presidential pardon card in his pocket, this might be the time to use it.
– House Republicans, 85 of ’em, don’t like the idea of their constituents being SWATted.
Navy unmanned drone crashes in eastern Maryland. What was it up to? Surely not looking for a mythical #BrentKimberlin SWATting… Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) wants to ground the drones domestically. Smart guy.
– We will take converts, one at a time. Welcome, Greg.

Yeah, I Did That, Too. And That, Too. And Yeah, That Too.

I have finally found the cause of all this global warming. It is the persistent metamorphosis of Obama’s galactic-sized mutant ego. The output of so much noxious gas is surely the cause of all the festering sores on this planet.

Obama is adding his name to Presidential biographies. Really. The trending #ObamaInHistory is helping out his campaign almost as much as that dreadful Newsweek cover.

My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasn’t—it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford).

Cap’n Ed has more.

Rutherford Hayes was not available for comment.

Holy Smokes. Watch out. The next thing you know, he’ll be PhotoShopping his face into Raphael’s Transfiguration.

Whatever You Want, Obama’s Your Man

Ramirez has the ultimate visual for those that don’t already know that Obama wants to everything to everybody, all the time.

More at HotAir

What HE Said

My rant continues.   The Daily Rant, well, rants about how inappropriate our current leaders behave. “Ghetto Fabulous” is only part of the problem.

The answer to all the above questions is no. No other President, First Lady, or CEO of a top company has behaved as these two have. And therein lies the problem. He is the leader of the free world. That means there is to be an inherent respect for the office and position held. But with these two it appears they want to reduce the positions to that of social directors at a hip-hop party in Cabrini-Green.

The reducing of the Office of President to a fraternity house may have started with Bill Clinton, but the Obamas have reduced the Office to levels heretofore unwitnessed. Past First Ladies behaved with eloquence and demureness that in no way diminished them–while Hillary abandoned that Michelle has plumbed new levels of commonality.

Read the whole thing. Fish. Barrel. Bang.

(H/T Fausta)

May Day Mayhem

First off, the #OccupyAShower folks promise worldwide mayhem today, in celebration of every commie’s favorite day of the year, May Day. Maybe the traffic will be lighter in ATL today.

Right on schedule, Obama delivers a speech filled with class warfare rhetoric.

The House GOP are preparing a contempt citation against AG Eric Holder, for his massive prevarication regarding operation Fast & Furious. Don’t blame him, look higher. He only wants to immolate his boss, you know.

I’m surprised that Boehner is surprised that Obama is picking his own fights. He wants to control everything, including the narrative. Mr. Speaker needs to do this homework this summer and read the rule book.

What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? No, it’s Obama!

Gerard. No other commentary necessary.

This is REALLY [Not] Funny [Anymore] – UPDATED

Buzzfeed is all agog over Obama’s secondhand campaign slogan.

But that’s not the funny part. If you can manage to read the entire post, you’ll find this gem:

According to the Obama campaign, the video will be played at President Obama’s first campaign rallies on Saturday.

First? I thought his first campaign rallies where the first week of his administration. After all, he’s held more fundraisers in his first (and hopefully only) term than the last five Presidents combined.

Yep, FIVE.

Can you hear me now?

UPDATE: Oh my, it gets even better. From the Washington Times

The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name “Forward!” or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name of socialist publications).”

“The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications,” the online encyclopedia explains.

The slogan “Forward!” reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.

UPDATE II: Honestly, folks, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Sing along with the Brown Shirts now…

Now it’s not so funny.

The President Presumes Too Much

Is there something in the water up at The White House?

First, The Won threatens lectures the SCOTUS to not strike down his pet project in socialism.

Thank heavens for the Fifth Circuit of Appeals, which promptly slapped Dear Leader with a homework assignment, which for such a lauded constitutional scholar should be child’s play. Unless one of his DOJ lackies handles the request. Or he is what John Hawkins (read the link) suggests. My money is on the latter.

But back to the erratic behavior…

He insults the neighbors.

He schools his lapdogs on how to report every word that spews from the executive pie-hole.

He noses through our trash and listens over the fence.

His front men are becoming less courteous and more contentious. Bad form for those sitting around in the highest office in the land.

But today, he stepped over a line. He compared himself to Jesus. Either he has finally succumbed to his delusions or he truly believes that the majority of Americans that still believe in God are dumber than dumb.

Smitty:

…what strikes the serious reader of the Gospels is that, given a spectrum with Jesus on one end and Pontius Pilate on the other, you, Mr. President, resemble the latter far more than the former.

But we’ll be about affording you copious time to repent after the first Tuesday in November.

Indeed. But I doubt such a devotee of Karl Marx would believe there was anything to repent of.

The Apologetic President

Gleefully swiped from Gerard.

Remember Me? I Used to Blog Here…

Haha. Just kidding. Let’s catch up, shall we?

I was sick. A weird kind of sick. At first, it seemed like the flu, but lingered about in a strange, unsettling way. I’d had a flu shot last fall, so according to all the medical types I knew, any flu should be minor and relatively short-lived, since the all-powerful-Oz-flu-shot-makers almost got it right this year. By the fifth day of my general malaise and discomfort, my face was getting numb, dizzyness ruled and my left ear was ringing. More phone calls and time on the couch. Now the consensus of opinion is the mystery illness was really a nasty ear infection that crawled into my sinuses. At least this 1600mg of daily nuclear antibiotic seems to be working.

That’s why they call it a “practice.” Some day, one of them thar doctor types will get it right.

In the midst of all this excitement, I had my birthday. No parade this year, due to my general lack of enthusiasm.

So back to the salt mines.

The Florida primary is tomorrow. I’m really getting tired of all this sniping. Sarah Palin calls them a bunch of cannibals. How true. How can any of these bozos be considered as a serious opponent to the Man Who Pretends to be President?

Newt has a Las Vegas sugardaddy, which explains why he’s still in the race. It can’t be anything he’s actually said

Michelle Malkin has endorsed Rick Santorum. Her arguments are compelling. Nice family you’ve got there. Too bad you’re running for President.

While you’re there, read her post on Mr. and Mrs. Cranky Pants.

So, it turns out that the cool cat billed as “No Drama Obama” by his sycophants is actually quite the drama queen. While the White House publicly pretends to ignore conservative detractors of his administration, Chief Touchy-Touchy seems to be personally consumed by our critiques. Yes, mine included.

On Wednesday, the president had himself a mini-”Toddlers and Tiaras”-style meltdown with Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer after landing in Phoenix for a post-State of the Union dog-and-pony show. As Brewer told pool reporters on the scene, Obama took umbrage at Brewer’s recent memoir. She minced no words on the cover: “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.”

And she minced no words describing her impressions of Obama as they sparred over her state’s tough immigration enforcement law, which is now the subject of a Justice Department witch-hunt. Brewer called Obama “patronizing” and “condescending.” I’d say she was excruciatingly polite.

According to Brewer, “He was a little disturbed about my book. … I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read (an) excerpt.” In the shadow of Air Force One, Obama complained that Brewer hadn’t “treated him cordially” and then stalked off while she was responding mid-sentence.

Photogs captured the fracas on film. The civility police gasped at Brewer’s “disrespectful” finger-pointing. On cue, one progressive commentator insinuated the gesture was a “racist” jab tantamount to lynching.

(More of that racist-code-word crap. Another thing I am sickeningly tired of. DNC sycophants at their finest.)

But it is entirely fine and proper for the President to be rude. After all, he is the President. Especially disturbing is this exchange with Gov. Bobby Jindal, when he visited Louisiana right after the BP oil spill.

In another instance, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal wrote in a book about an unpleasant brush with this president when he arrived in the state during the gulf oil spill.

“I was expecting words of concern about the oil spill, worry about the pending ecological disaster, and words of confidence about how the federal government was here to help,” Jindal wrote. “Or perhaps he was going to vent about BP’s slow response. But no, the president was upset about something else. … Actually, he wanted to talk about a letter that my administration had sent to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack a day earlier.

“The letter was rudimentary, bureaucratic, and ordinary. … We were simply asking the federal government to authorize food stamps for those who were now unemployed because of the oil spill. Governors regularly make these sorts of requests to the federal government when facing disaster.

“But somehow, for some reason, President Obama had personalized this. And he was upset.

“There was not a word about the oil spill. He was concerned about looking bad because of the letter. ‘Careful,’ he said to me, ‘this is going to get bad for everyone.’”

So in celebration our Dear Leader’s inability to walk in any commoner’s shoes, let’s have a caption contest!!!

(Editor’s note: This note was scheduled to post on Monday. For some reason, it did not. Thanks, WordPress.)

The Perfect Metaphor

President Obama visits Disney World; shuts down Main Street USA for a speech.

C’mon Mr. Prez, don’t make it so easy for us dumb critics to criticize you.

All those disappointed children. Next thing you know, you’ll be visiting animal shelters, explaining to us why it’s so important for our nation’s survival to kill all those kittens.

You Can Thank Obama for those Lumps of Coal in Your Stocking

Quote of the Day

Elizabeth: “Next to Obama, Bill Clinton is a model of humility and rational introspection.”

Scrooge McBama – UPDATED

Really, folks, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

In anticipation of a deflated holiday retail season due to the sucky economy and the fact that unemployment has reached Great Depression levels, the Obama Administration announced yesterday a new tax on the sales of fresh Christmas trees. Really.

Acting Administrator Shipman had the temerity to say the 15-cent mandatory Christmas tree fee “is not a tax nor does it yield revenue for the Federal government” (76 CFR 69102). The Federal government mandates that the Christmas tree sellers pay the 15-cents per tree, whether they want to or not. The Federal government directs that the revenue generated by the 15-cent fee goes to the Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the Christmas tree program established by the Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. President, that’s a new 15-cent tax to pay for a Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.

Well, gollygeeBeav, I didn’t know that Christmas trees needed Image Enhancing Government Overreach. And BTW, it’s a tax. You can call it a “fee” until you’re red and green in the face; it’s a tax.

The article also makes no mention of cute little Hanukkah bushes, dreary atheist stick and coal displays, public education “Winter Holiday” generic botanical objects decorated with non-offensive/hand-made/non-fat broccoli chains adorned with profiles of Che Guevara, or Hezbollah semi-automatic gun trees complete with twinkling IED stars and grenade ornaments. Surely these splinter celebration groups will react in outrage at being left out of what is sure to be this season’s must-attend tradition. Mom and pop tree farms should brace themselves for an influx of #occupyObamaMas squatters who will ruin their property and chase away any remaining potential Christmas tree shoppers due to their squawky bullhorn chants and outstanding hygiene habits.

In other news, Gov. Scott Walker made Wisconsin atheist’s heads explode by referring to that tall evergreen thing to be installed in the Capitol rotunda tree as a… Christmas tree… (gasp)… in a press release.

Stupidity, indeed.

UPDATE: Well, now the administration has backed off their plan. Is that all it takes, really? A cacophony (albeit minor, but exquisitely snarky) from “conservative media outlets” puts the President’s gears in reverse? Hey, I thought I was just another little blog. But, ahem, let me flex my muscles a bit. You. Obama. GET OFF MY LAWN.

How Stupid Does He Think We Are?

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