Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We have another "candid" photo of Obama on the job. POTUS receives update this am on Oklahoma tornado aftermath from Sec Napolitano et al twitter.com/petesouza/stat…
This is part of a pattern. A picture of Obama fully engaged during times of crisis is shared via Twitter, either from White House photographer Pete Souza or the White House itself.
Obama was quick to release photos of himself "at work" in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. In fact, he released two photos. View the photos here and here.
We saw the photo of Obama monitoring Hurricane Sandy. Look at him in the Situation Room. What a guy!
We saw the photo of Obama on the edge of his seat during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Here's that photo. What a great commander-in-chief!
There's a problem with these shots.
One extremely important image is missing.
WHERE IS THE PHOTO OF OBAMA MONITORING THE BENGHAZI 9/11/12 TERRORIST ATTACK?
There can only be one conclusion: Obama wasn't monitoring Benghazi.
Is that because he hadn't read about in the media?
POTUS receives update this am on Oklahoma tornado aftermath from Sec Napolitano et al twitter.com/petesouza/stat…— petesouza (@petesouza) May 21, 2013
JAY LENO: President Obama gave a commencement address at Morehouse College over the weekend - great speech, very inspiring. He told the young graduates 'your future is bright,' unless of course they want jobs, then they're totally screwed. But other than that...Yikes!
Michelle Obama also gave a commencement address at a high school in Nashville, Tennessee. The first lady said about her husband, she said, 'I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures.' And today she was offered her own show on FOX News. So how about that? It's amazing! Amazing!
A Chicago man has set a new Guinness Book World Record for the longest Ferris Wheel ride. He went to 48 hours, 48 hours straight riding the Ferris Wheel at Chicago's Navy Pier. About the only other way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi. That's about the only way to go around and around.
The White House has admitted that President Obama's Chief of Staff had advance warning the IRS was targeting conservative groups but never told the president. Well, President Obama says the first time he heard about the IRS scandal and the AP phone records scandal, the first time he about it was from the media. See that's why President Obama holds press conferences - not to explain what's going on, to find out what's going on.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A live stream of Jay Carney's White House press briefing can be found on C-SPAN.
Usually, there's a "watch now" link on the WH home page, but not today.
Why the change?
Perhaps the White House doesn't want to direct visitors to the mess.
Dozens of people, including at least 20 children, were killed when a monster tornado ripped through Oklahoma.
From FOX News:
A massive tornado at least a half mile-wide with 200 mph winds churned through Oklahoma City's suburbs Monday afternoon, killing at least 51 people including at least 20 children, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled inside.This is catastrophic. It's devastating. It's heartbreaking.
Amy Elliott, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office, said at least 51 people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise. At least twenty of dead were children, Elliot said.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of Oklahoma City. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.
More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 50 children.
Search and rescue crews were looking for anyone who may be trapped in the rubble. Many land lines to stricken areas were down, and cell phone networks were congested. The storm was so massive that it will take time to establish communications between rescuers and state officials, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said.
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that death and destruction accompany an enormous tornado when it hits a populated area.
Lizz Winstead, Jon Stewart's Daily Show buddy, apparently doesn't have that ounce.
From Noel Sheppard, NewsBusters:
At approximately the same time [the deadly tornado] was bearing down to kill innocent people, Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of Jon Stewart's Daily Show, commented on Twitter, "This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives":
Those checking that link surely have found that this tweet has been scrubbed for Winstead, after getting heat, felt contrite:
Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry. #LetMeHaveIt— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 20, 2013
Winstead spent hours after her despicable tweet trying to undo the damage she did.
.@catpooper Worse thing is I am from MN! I know this!! Bad joke. Bad Timing. Just bad.— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 20, 2013
She's from Minnesota! She has no excuse for her tastelessness. Her ugly remark was not the result of ignorance. She understands what a tornado can mean for people in its path.
Winstead's recommendation that people donate to the Red Cross is pathetic. Too little, too late.
Im recommending Make a donation now. Text REDCROSS to 90999. If any Oklahomans have a charity that they love, hit me up I'll tweet it out.— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 21, 2013
I'm so sick of Leftists' hate framed by other Leftists as wit.
Read some initial reaction to Winstead's horrible, horrible tweet, from LifeNews.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Once again during the press briefing today, Jay Carney insists that Obama is a "strong defender of the First Amendment.
It's driving me nuts!!!
He repeats that BS. He was saying that last week and he's saying it again.
Note to Carney: Saying something doesn't make it true.
Obama's record is abysmal when it comes to defending the First Amendment.
Obama has waged war on the First Amendment.
Another thing Carney keeps saying: "It was not appropriate to notify the president" and "I can't comment on an on-going investigation."
NOT APPROPRIATE TO TELL THE PRESIDENT THE IRS WAS TARGETING CONSERVATIVE CITIZENS???
What a load of crap!
Carney claims he learns about scandals when he reads about them in the newspaper, Obama's source.
It appears that the White House is blaming the media. If the media don't report, it doesn't merit Obama's attention.
Ridiculous! But not surprisisng. The game plan is to keep Obama in the dark to keep his hands clean. BAD PLAN!
There's a big difference between "engaging in a criminal investigation" and being aware that there is an investigation.
This administration is either utterly incompetent or the least transparent ever. Are they a pack of idiots or a pack of liars? Both?
Yesterday, Obama delivered a commencement address at Morehouse College, a "historically black college."
He used his address to hammer the point that he's a black man.
Obama spoke of "Jim Crow laws and racism of the 40s and 50s."
I suppose he's more comfortable looking back then dealing with the mess he's made in the present.
He likes to hold himself up as the ultimate role model for young black men.
"But along with collective responsibilities, we have individual responsibilities. There are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves. There are some things, as Morehouse Men, that you are obliged to do for those still left behind. As Morehouse Men, you now wield something even more powerful than the diploma you’re about to collect -- and that’s the power of your example."Obama - black man.
"We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices. And I have to say, growing up, I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down. I had a tendency sometimes to make excuses for me not doing the right thing. But one of the things that all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses."
"And I will tell you, Class of 2013, whatever success I have achieved, whatever positions of leadership I have held have depended less on Ivy League degrees or SAT scores or GPAs, and have instead been due to that sense of connection and empathy -- the special obligation I felt, as a black man like you, to help those who need it most, people who didn’t have the opportunities that I had -- because there but for the grace of God, go I -- I might have been in their shoes. I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family. And that motivates me."
It's sad that it's 2013 and he keeps talking about his race. That's a choice Obama has made. It's unfortunate. He could focus on the content of his character but he prefers to emphasize the color of his skin.
Since he's made the choice to go that way, let's talk about his race.
It bothers me that Obama doesn't care to identify with the racial heritage he received from his mother.
In his address, Obama said, "I was raised by a heroic single mom, wonderful grandparents -- made incredible sacrifices for me."
Why didn't Obama say, "I was raised by a heroic single WHITE mom, wonderful WHITE grandparents -- made incredible sacrifices for me"?
If Obama is going to focus on his race, he should define himself truthfully. He's a black man and a white man.
I wish Obama would put race aside and be a decent role model. The fact is he doesn't want to put race aside and he's an awful role model.
I don't think anyone who lies repeatedly and then lies about lying is a good role model.
Obama refuses to take responsibility for his actions and inactions. He blames others for his failings.
Race is irrelevant.
The Benghazi cover-up, the IRS scandal, and the AP scandal have nothing to do with "the world trying to keep a black man down."
Obama needs to rid himself of that mindset and quit making excuses.
Here's the White House transcript of his remarks.
Here's the complete video of Obama's Morehouse commencement address: