Monday, August 29, 2011

OBAMA MUGSHOT – Obama’s Illegal Uncle Has a Valid Driver’s License and SS Number

Onyango Obama’s was arrested for driving drunk.
He is currently being held by ICE.

The Framingham Police Department in Massachusetts just released Onyango Obama’s mugshot photo to The Washington Times Water Cooler. Mr. Obama, President Obama’s uncle, was arrested by Framingham police last week and charged with a DUI. He is being held by ICE authorities, as he is an illegal immigrant from Kenya.

The Howie Carr Show told listeners today that Onyango was driving with a driver’s license and has a Social Security number.

President Barack Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, also an illegal immigrant was granted asylum last year.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Obama’s Illegal Alien Uncle Onyango Nearly Hits Cop Car Drunk; Asks to Call White House

Barack Obama’s illegal alien Uncle Onyango Obama was arrested in Massachusetts this past week after he nearly hit a cop car. He wanted to call the White House.
Kerry Picket at The Washington Times reported:

A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts.

He was later charged with DUI among other violations. I spoke to Framingham Public Information Officer Lieutenant Delaney who told me that when Onyango Obama was asked at booking if he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail, the Kenyan immigrant replied: “I think I will call the White House.”

The Boston Herald has more on the arrest.

Obama Administration Covering Up Cost Of Michelle Obama’s African Safari

With all the flak the Obama administration is getting over the cost of the first family’s vacationing, who can blame them for wanting to keep the cost of Michele Obama’s “family outing” to Africa for a safari a secret:

Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit over the federal government’s refusal to disclose how much taxpayers spent to send Michelle Obama on a “family outing” that included a safari in Africa. …

“How much did the American people spend to send the First Lady on a family outing in Africa? That’s what we want to know,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “On the surface, the trip seems to have been totally unnecessary and was as much an excuse for the Obama family to go on a safari as it was a mission intended to advance the nation’s business in Africa.”

The organization requested information in June regarding the expenses for the trip. The request included records for the mission taskings for the June 21-27 trip to South Africa and Botswana, the transportation costs and all passenger manifests for the trip.

The government had until Aug. 3 to respond, but did not, so Judicial Watch now has followed up with a lawsuit.

“The professed purpose of Mrs. Obama’s trip was to encourage young people living in South Africa and Botswana to get involved in national affairs,” the Judicial Watch report said. “The First Lady’s remarks focused on education, health and wellness issues.

“However, accompanied by her daughters Malia and Sasha, her mother, Marian Robinson, and her niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson, the trip also included such tourist events as visits to historical landmarks and museums as well as a visit with Nelson Mandela,” the Judicial Watch report said.

“The trip ended with a private family safari at a South African game reserve before the group returned to Washington on June 27,” Judicial Watch said.

The nation is going broke, but by all means let’s fly Michelle Obama to Africa to mumble something to the kids about “getting involved” before hitting up the tourist stops and visiting celebrities.

Queen Michelle Obama Wore $156 T-Shirt For Bike Workout

Let them eat peas.
Her Royal Highness Queen Michelle Obama was out biking this week near Martha’s Vineyard.
She wore a $156 (was $200) T-shirt for the workout.

First Lady Michelle Obama prepares to dismount her bicycle along with her daughter Sasha Obama, foreground right, following a bike ride in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. The first family, including President Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama, both not shown, participated in the outing. (AP/Steven Senne)

She wore the same shirt painting on 9-11.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Facebook Removed Jan Brewer Post Criticizing Obama’s New Immigration Policies

Facebook removed Governor Jan Brewer’s post criticizing Barack Obama’s lawless new immigration policies.

Facebook did not approve of her illustration.

Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would not enforce the current immigration laws. Just last month Obama admitted he did not have the authority to make such a decision.

Jan Brewer later posted on Obama’s actions but Facebook removed the post.
KFYI reported:

Facebook said Friday it mistakenly removed a post in which Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer criticized a controversial policy decision by President Barack Obama’s administration to limit deportations of illegal immigrants.

The Republican governor had said in a post Friday that Facebook censored the item she posted Thursday because it apparently violated Facebook’s community standards.

Brewer didn’t elaborate in her post, but she said Friday in an interview that an email she received from Facebook said the post was removed because of an included illustration.

The email, which she read aloud, didn’t specify how the illustration violated standards.

“I’d like to know why it happens,” she said of the removal.

Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes responded to a query by The Associated Press by saying in a brief email that Brewer’s post was removed in error and that Facebook was sorry.

Noyes did not provide further details, including whether the removal of the post on Thursday resulted from complaints received from other Facebook users.

Brewer reposted the item Friday, saying the original post was “censored” by Facebook. Both versions included a statement in which she criticized the Obama policy decision and the illustration, a color drawing of Brewer in a Rosie the Riveter pose.

Brewer used the drawing in her 2010 election campaign. Its headline of “doing the job the feds won’t do” refers to Brewer’s clashes with Obama’s administration on immigration and border issues.

“Something that’s been posted on there a lot of times,” Brewer said of the illustration during the interview.

Despite Promise To Stop, Obama Administration Still Issuing Obamacare Waivers

And why not? After all, the President clearly doesn’t feel like he’s governing a constitutional republic. He’s instituting laws now without Congress, as though he were an elected monarch, so why not pick and choose who the laws passed by Congress will apply to as well?

Of course, the Obama administration promised to stop…in September (conveniently right before Congress re-convenes) so I guess these new waivers aren’t technically a broken promise.

The Obama administration granted another 106 waivers last month from part of the healthcare reform law — the first round of three-year waivers the Health and Human Services Department has approved.

The new approvals bring the total number of waivers to 1,472, according to HHS. Those figures cover waivers granted through the end of July. HHS will stop granting new waivers after September. …

The department announced it would cut off applications after September, but let companies that received one-year exemptions extend their waivers through 2014. The 106 waivers approved in July will last three years.

Obama apologists can certainly argue that these are only temporary waivers, and that all must be in compliance with the law by 2014, but that’s hardly an excuse. The law is the law, and the President doesn’t get to pick and choose who it applies to. A temporary waiver is no more legitimate than a permanent waiver.

If Obamacare were too stringent to be followed by these companies then the law should have been modified before passing. Or not passed at all. But that’s not the attitude Democrats too. They wanted to jam it through, and fix any problems later.

Obama Says He Has a “Very Specific Plan” to Fix Economy… Then Goes Golfing

Earlier this week Obama told an audence in Iowa that he has “a very specific plan” to fix the American economy.

But, first a round of golf or two.

President Barack Obama tees off while playing golf at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Obama is vacationing on the island with his family during the last half of August 2011. (AP/Steven Senne)

More… Obama Tries to Shield Press From Golf Course but Fox News Cameras Were There

Obama Administration Spent $1 Million Tax Dollars Advertising Obamacare Before 2010 Election

It’s just a coincidence, I’m sure, that the Department of Health and Human Services made a big, taxpayer-funded ad buy to direct internet users to their propaganda information about the health care law right before the 2010 election.

On October 25, 2010, HHS New Media Communications Director Julia Eisman sent an email to Ogilvy Senior Vice President Imani Green, reading, “Given the high performance, we’re wondering if we should we consider reallocating resources from the lesser performing words and put more $$ to ‘Obamacare’ – at least for the next 7 days.” Seven days from October 25, 2010, was November 2nd, Election Day.

“There is nothing special about November 2nd other than the fact that it was Election Day,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told The Examiner. “What possible reason could the Obama HHS have for maximizing their propaganda dollars in the seven days before Election Day other than to elect Democrats? This seems to be a blatant violation of the Hatch Act, among other laws. Congress needs to get on the ball and investigate,” he concluded.

I think it’s a little silly to advertise about government programs and policies anyway. The government should have information available about laws and policy, absolutely, but the politicians get plenty of campaign contributions to defend the laws they make. There’s no need to fleece the taxpayers this way.

Obama bus tour finally stimulates something: More photoshop mockery

President Obama can head to Martha’s Vineyard flush with pride at the success of his jobs bus tour. It has finally stimulated something: More photoshop mockery!

Doug Powers kicked things off earlier this month with this classic:

My Twitter friend anthropocon served up these one yesterday:

And citizenbrad added this one:

Doug Ross obtained the exclusive blueprints of the Tragical Misery Tour express:

Heckuva jobs bus tour, Barry!


Another one from debsinger2:

President And First Lady Take “His And Hers” Jets To Cushy Vacation In Martha’s Vineyard

I haven’t got too wrapped-around-the-axle about President Obama’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Is it a little tone deaf? Yeah, but all President’s go on vacation.

But how about the President and the First lady taking separate jets up to the vacation spot, within hours of one another? Now that’s some premium-grade hypocrisy:

President Barack Obama’s much-maligned holiday vacation turned into an even bigger PR nightmare today as it emerged that he and his wife took separate government jets to Martha’s Vineyard just hours apart.

Michelle Obama was revealed to have arrived at the Massachusetts retreat, only 500 miles from Washington, four hours before her husband yesterday.

She was accompanied by their daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, and landed at around 2pm – four hours earlier than the President.

It’s not just the waste of taxpayers dollars, though “his and hers” jets at a time when the nation’s debt is growing to scary levels, but it’s also the environmental hypocrisy.

At one point during his campaign for President, Obama told us that we couldn’t just set our thermostats where ever we wanted. That we must sacrifice some aspects of our lifestyles in the name of staving off climate change. But here the First Lady can’t even wait a few hours to carpool (jetpool?) with her husband.


Aww: Silicon Valley the latest to be disillusioned by Hope and Change

Let’s see. Obama has lost Wall Street, the progressive grassroots, and even a few unions. Now it looks like another funding source for his re-election bid might fade as well — high-tech Silicon Valley. Politico reports that the innovation center once celebrated the fact that they had backed a President who uses a Blackberry, but now think he’s just another middle-aged man with some ubiquitous personal technology:

Silicon Valley is like an alternative-universe version of America — a place where businesses are making billion-dollar acquisitions, jobs are being added by the thousands, and the buzz is not over plant closings but Apple’s plans for a giant hew headquarters that looks like a spaceship.

So Barack Obama must be a hit here, right?

Wrong. …

But in Silicon Valley, they’re still trying to figure out why the first geek runs an administration that hasn’t delivered much for them other than photo ops. And they’re worried now that time is running out — that the administration is hamstrung by a divided Congress, a stagnant national economy and intense political pressure to cut government spending.

“I don’t think they feel the love,” said Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association. “There’s great disillusionment.”

Time is running out for some corporatist pork? Cry me a digital river, fellows. What happened to innovating your way to success on your own?

All is not lost, however, according to Politico’s Michelle Quinn. If Obama can push through immigration reform (for cheap labor) or tax reform, all may still be forgiven. Both are unlikely, although for different reasons. Obama simply doesn’t have the political capital any longer to push an amnesty-based immigration reform package, which is why he’s trying to do it through executive fiat. He had overwhelming majorities in both chambers of Congress between 2009-10, including a few Republicans in both the House and Senate who would have come along on a moderate immigration-reform package. Instead, he chose to shove a brand new entitlement program down the throats of Americans opposed to it and lost the House as a result.

Tax reform could be a different story, but Obama has already declared that he wants to maintain the “progressive” nature of the tax code. An approach that flattened the personal and corporate tax codes to broaden both tax bases and reduce or eliminate the social engineering in both as well would likely get strong bipartisan support. It would also increase revenues and close down corporate tax breaks (big wins for Democrats) while lowering rates and simplifying compliance (big wins for Republicans). Unfortunately, as with every other issue, Obama has refused to lead on this at all, even though his own deficit commission made exactly these kind of recommendations in January, giving him enough political cover to move forward.

So, when it comes time to hit up Silicon Valley for political support next year, don’t be surprised if Obama just gets back a big 404.

Obama Administration Halts Deportation of Illegal Aliens

It’s an Obama world.
No morals. No money. No rules. No borders.

The Obama Administration will halt the deportation proceedings of illegal aliens on a case-by-case basis.
The Washington Times reported:

The Homeland Security Department said Thursday it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria such as attending school, having family in the military or are primarily responsible for other family members’ care.

The move, announced in letters to Congress, won immediate praise from Hispanic activists and Democrats who had chided President Obama for months for the pace of deportations and had argued he had authority to exempt broad swaths of illegal immigrants from deportation.

“Today’s announcement shows that this president is willing to put muscle behind his words and to use his power to intervene when the lives of good people are being ruined by bad laws,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat.

In the letters to Congress, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department and the Justice Department will review all ongoing cases and see who meets the new criteria on a case-by-case basis.

“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said. “Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons.”

And, don’t forget… This is the same administration that is suing Arizona for wanting to enforce the national immigration laws.

Rick Perry: “I Love My Country More Than I Care About Obama’s Feelings”

Governor Rick Perry told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he would continue to be passionate and open. Perry added the rhetoric will probably get heated and as far as Obama is concerned, “I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings.”

The Boston Herald reported, via HotAir:

“The rhetoric will probably get heated. I’m going to be outspoken, I’m going to be passionate, I’m going to be calling it like I see it,” Perry told the Herald in a one-on-one interview, as he shrugged off Obama’s recent scolding that he should be “more careful” about what he says.

“And if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings,” the 61-year-old governor added.

Perry, who embraced the Tea Party even before GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, also brushed off Democratic attempts to paint him as a marginal candidate.

“It’s the height of hypocrisy for this president to call anyone a marginal performer. If anyone is a marginal performer, it’s him. He has downgraded the good name and credit of this country,” Perry said. “Talk about someone who has marginalized America.”

Illinois Farmer Confronts Obama on Burdensome Regulations: “We Would Prefer Starting Our Day in Tractor Cab Not Filling Out Forms & Permits”

An Illinois farmer confronted Barack Obama today at Wyffels Hybreds in Atkinson, Illinois. The farmer was upset with the increase in the amount of burdensome rules and regulations under the Obama regime. The farmer told Obama, “Please don’t challenge us with your rules and regulations from Washington DC. We would prefer to start our day in a tractor cab or combine cab rather than filling out forms and permits to do what we like to do.”

Obama told the farmer, “Don’t always believe what you hear.”
FOX Nation reported:

From the video: During a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson, Illinois, a farmer expressed concern to President Obama about forthcoming regulations. The man stated that people would rather be farming than “filling out forms and permits to do what we like to do.” President Obama told the farmer “don’t always believe what you hear” and blamed Washington for ginning up speculation. Obama added that, “Nobody is more interested in seeing our agricultural sector successful than I am, partly because I come from a farm state.”

Of course, Obama was not completely honest with this farmer:

Just last week it was reported that the Obama regime wants to force farmers to get commercial drivers licenses.

And, the Obama regime is also pushing dust regulations that would make it impossible for farmers out west to continue working.

Oh Brother… Obama Blames Internet For Unemployment

Obama blames the internet for unemployment.

FOX Nation reported:

OBAMA: One of the challenges in terms of rebuilding our economy is – businesses have gotten so efficient, that, uh, when was the last time somebody went to a bank teller? Instead of using an ATM. Or, used a travel agent instead of going online. A lot of jobs out that that used to require people now have become automated.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Everyone Must Sacrifice… President Downgrade’s Vineyard Vacation Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

In January 2009, before the president signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama lectured America saying,

“Everyone must sacrifice for the greater good… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”

Everyone but Barack and Michelle Obama or their lackeys.

A week after the Obama economy was downgraded for the first time in a century we hear this…
Barack and Michelle Obama’s vineyard vacation will cost taxpayers millions.
Via US News and World Report:

At a time when many more cash-strapped Americans are stuck at home instead of vacationing at the beach, President Obama next week will lead an entourage of several dozens to exclusive Martha’s Vineyard island at a cost of millions to taxpayers.

While technically he is paying for his estimated $50,000 a week rental of the 28-acre beachfront Blue Heron Farm in woodsy Chilmark, the dozens of U.S. Secret Service agents, communications officials, top aides, drivers, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel with him will be covered by taxpayers as with every other presidential vacation.

His 11-day stay will require the Coast Guard to keep ships floating near Obama’s farm, a presidential helicopter and jet at the ready and security agents on 24-hour duty. Armored SUVs dubbed “war wagons” have been flown in to carry the presidential family around the island. It was the same way when former President George H.W. Bush visited Kennebunkport, Maine and Bill Clinton visited Martha’s Vineyard during their presidencies.

Obama Administration Introduces New Fuel Standards That Will Make Everything You Buy More Expensive

For the first time in history the Obama administration will be introducing CAFE standards for heavy trucks. Why will this make everything more expensive? Because just about everything you buy on a daily basis reached the point of sale on a truck.

These standards will raise the price of trucking and, in turn, raise the price of delivering your goods. A cost that will be reflected in rising prices.

The regulations call for reductions on fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 2018 of 9 to 23 percent, depending on the type of vehicle. Trucks and other heavy vehicles make up only 4 percent of the domestic vehicle fleet, but given the distance they travel, the time they spend idling and their low fuel efficiency, they end up consuming about 20% of all vehicle fuel, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Experts say that a 20 percent reduction in heavy vehicle emissions would boost fuel efficiency to an average of 8 miles per gallon from 6 miles now.

That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you consider how many miles these trucks travel it adds up.

My question is, why does the federal government feel it needs to apply fuel efficiency standards to the trucking industry? Are they under the impression that professional truckers aren’t already being as efficient as is practical? Truckers don’t enjoy using extra fuel. Fuel costs are a big part of their overhead, and any way they can cut down that overhead means they make more money.

So what does the government think it will achieve through mandate that the truckers themselves, who stand to gain the most from greater efficiency, haven’t already done?

Change: Obama’s job approval now at … 39%

Alternate headline: “Blogger can’t believe Obama’s job approval still as high as 39%.” Entrenched economic despair, chaos on Wall Street, the S&P downgrade, and Democratic disgruntlement over the debt-ceiling deal, yet somehow only now for the first time is he in the outskirts of Bushville with sub-40% approval. The way we’re going, I half-expect the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man to show up tomorrow in Manhattan — and even that probably wouldn’t bump The One down below 35%. Even so, notes Philip Klein, “No president since Harry Truman has been reelected with approval ratings this low, this late into his first term.” Hmmmm.

There’s no partisan breakdown at Gallup but my hunch is that heart-achy Democrats are driving this. Corroborating evidence from CNN:

Seven in 10 Democrats say they’d like to see Obama as their party’s presidential nominee next year.

That figure may seem promising, but support for Obama’s re-nomination has fallen 11 percentage points since June.

Despite the decline, history is on Obama’s side. “In 1994, only 57% of Democrats wanted the party to renominate Bill Clinton, and he went on to win the nomination and a second term two years later,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

His previous low among Dems on that question was 73% right before the midterms last year. More corroborating evidence: The Times and the AP each have stories out today about Obama launching a messaging offensive against the GOP, especially on the economy, which will firm up support among his base even if it doesn’t do jack to create new jobs. Watch his weekly message below for a taste; it’s a rehash of his speech in Michigan a few days ago questioning the patriotism of certain nefarious unnamed characters in Congress who he claims are putting partisan aims ahead of the country’s welfare. Luckily for us, The One would never let electoral goals dictate hard policy choices.

Fun fact: While news of the new Gallup numbers was breaking this morning, lifelike talking-points robot Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was on CBS insisting that Obama’s in “remarkably good shape” politically. No foolin’.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Where is the Leader of the Free World?… Golfing?

On Friday the United States lost its coveted AAA credit rating. Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded the nation’s rating for the first time since the U.S. won the top ranking in 1917. 18 countries now have a better credit rating than the US.

So where is Barack Obama?
The president has yet to make a statement on the historic downgrade.

He went to Camp David.

Dallas Blog reported:

Obama, a Democrat, enjoys spending time on the golf course on Andrews Air Force Base, which is nearby Camp David. Regardless of circumstances, Obama loves to play golf. The U.S. stock exchanges are plunging and the S&P has just downgraded the credit rating of United States federal government debt. So, how does the President respond to recent developments of the Obama Depression? He plays golf.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Another Historic First for Obama, S&P downgrades U.S. Credit Rating

A credit downgrade for the first time in American history! How’s that Hope and Change working out for you?

Standard & Poor’s announced Friday night that it has downgraded the U.S. sterling credit rating for the first time…S&P decided to lower the AAA rating, held by the United States for 70 years, to AA+ after a bipartisan debt deal signed into law this week failed to assuage concerns about the nation’s growing spending.

Frankly, the country deserves a little better than merely “historic”.

Tennessee Democrat Demands Obama Satire Be Banned

“I guess Joe Armstrong must have found this satirical box of Obama Disappoint-Mints objectionable under the “personal offense” clause of the First Amendment,” writes Ed Morrissey about a Tennessee Democrat getting a line of breath mints taking aim at President Obama pulled from a university bookstore.

Breath mints packaged in a tin can poking fun at President Barack Obama have been pulled from the shelves at the University of Tennessee bookstore after local legislator Joe Armstrong told store officials he was offended by the mints.

Armstrong, D-Knoxville, said he got a call from a student who had seen the satirical mints in the bookstore and was bothered by the depiction of the president.

The tin can reads: “This is change? Disappointmints.”

Armstrong followed up Tuesday with a visit to the bookstore, located in the basement of the University Center, where he talked to director David Kent.

“I explained to him that I felt those mints were politically specific products that had no educational value,” Armstrong said.

“If it was a book or something of that nature, fine, but that’s sort of a discretionary product they have there. It wasn’t viewpoint neutral. It was very specifically insulting to the president.”

To which I say…so? Since when does anyone have a right not to be insulted?

I guess, since we’re talking about a state-owned university, that the state can decide what is and is not sold there. But aren’t campuses supposed to be centers of free speech and expression? Is this really the message we want to sell kids? That political messages they disagree with should be driven from the public square?

Given the state of free speech on campuses, where conservatives are routinely shouted down if not assaulted by angry liberal students, I guess the kids are already getting that message loud and clear.