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Yesirree! ‘We the People’ are Pushing Back

Twisted_Sister_photo_largeOriginally posted at Clash Daily

Remember when Barack Obama came on the scene promising to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”? What was evident from the beginning was that the man doing the promising, although able to deliver flowery, inspirational speeches, did not have the necessary credentials that rational people usually demand from a prospective leader. That’s why superficially smitten voters elected an unqualified person with a shadowy, secretive past, and in the process called a disaster down on not only their heads, but everyone else’s as well.

Nonetheless, and notwithstanding his best efforts, of late a dilemma has arisen for the president. After five years of wreaking mayhem on a public that, until recently, was usually more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, sort of like the horrendous Obamacare enrollment website, there seems to be a “glitch” that Mr. Obama didn’t factor into his equity-for-all equation.

This particular “glitch” is that Americans, no matter who they are or who they voted for, on the whole are not reacting favorably to being a.) pushed around; b.) dictated to; or c.) herded like cattle to the slaughter.

Ever since the colonies decided to shake off the encumbrances placed upon them by an oppressive monarchy, the victors of the American Revolution have built into their radar an acute sensitivity to the threat of falling captive to despotism a second time. That’s why many of those who wore the Barack Obama 2008 and 2012 balloon hats and who “cried their eyelashes off” when the first African-American president was elected and who eagerly boarded the “Hope and Change” Express are having buyer’s remorse.

Those who welcomed Barack Obama with open arms, not once, but twice, are beginning to feel the return embrace turn into a stranglehold.

At first, the noose Obama purposely placed loosely around America’s neck was barely noticeable, but as days turned into weeks and weeks into months and months into years, that liberal lasso has incrementally garroted America’s corporate neck. Now, the beast of burden that Obama captured with the intent to do his socialist bidding is beginning to struggle against the yoke being placed by someone who falsely perceives himself to be the all-knowing, all-powerful Master.

And while this time around no one has picked up muskets or stormed the Barack Bastille, what is happening is that on everything from guns to registering for Obamacare, people are registering their resistance by staunchly refusing to comply with the directive coming down from the head of the collective.

The jobless rate is now the worst it’s been in thirty-five years, which is one reason Barack Obama is now enjoying only a 39% approval rating. That, along with the unremitting anti-Second Amendment rhetoric and the insistent “share the wealth” cheerleading, is now being reflected in data which shows that Americans are thirty-four times more likely to purchase a gun than to sign up for Obamacare.

This curious 30-ish up for us and down for him trend indicates that without an out-and-out insurrection taking place, by simply refusing to conform, the American people stand poised to win the war for autonomy that Barack Obama started.

In other words, this isn’t Boston, and that splashing you hear isn’t tons of tea hitting the water. It’s the sound of Obama’s restrictive, unconstitutional policies being flung overboard by a resistance that is rising up “from sea to shining sea.”

Still, Barack Obama remains tenacious and resolute. Up until now, he has refused to budge even an inch from his high and lofty progressive perch.

Meanwhile, as he sits up there weighing his diminishing options, public dissent is mounting. Regrettably for this president, just as he has proven to be incapable of doing anything about anything, let alone the abysmal mess he’s made of everything from the economy to healthcare, thus far he’s come up wanting for a scheme to forcibly mandate Americans to relinquish more of our rights.

Increasingly, Obama is unable to force a free people to bend to his will, and he’s about to find out from polite, passively-resistant Americans what the definition of “Hope and Change” really is. With our arms crossed and our lips pursed tightly like children refusing a mouthful of peas, it looks like Democrats and Republicans alike are done swallowing what Barack Obama is dishing out.

Ultimately, the message America is conveying to the person who thinks he’s in charge is that where “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” reign, it’s not him, but “we the people” who will determine our destiny.

Remember when Barack Obama came on the scene promising to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”? What was evident from the beginning was that the man doing the promising, although able to deliver flowery, inspirational speeches, did not have the necessary credentials that rational people usually demand from a prospective leader. That’s why superficially smitten voters elected an unqualified person with a shadowy, secretive past, and in the process called a disaster down on not only their heads, but everyone else’s as well.

Nonetheless, and notwithstanding his best efforts, of late a dilemma has arisen for the president. After five years of wreaking mayhem on a public that, until recently, was usually more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, sort of like the horrendous Obamacare enrollment website, there seems to be a “glitch” that Mr. Obama didn’t factor into his equity-for-all equation.

This particular “glitch” is that Americans, no matter who they are or who they voted for, on the whole are not reacting favorably to being a.) pushed around; b.) dictated to; or c.) herded like cattle to the slaughter.

Ever since the colonies decided to shake off the encumbrances placed upon them by an oppressive monarchy, the victors of the American Revolution have built into their radar an acute sensitivity to the threat of falling captive to despotism a second time. That’s why many of those who wore the Barack Obama 2008 and 2012 balloon hats and who “cried their eyelashes off” when the first African-American president was elected and who eagerly boarded the “Hope and Change” Express are having buyer’s remorse.

Those who welcomed Barack Obama with open arms, not once, but twice, are beginning to feel the return embrace turn into a stranglehold.

At first, the noose Obama purposely placed loosely around America’s neck was barely noticeable, but as days turned into weeks and weeks into months and months into years, that liberal lasso has incrementally garroted America’s corporate neck. Now, the beast of burden that Obama captured with the intent to do his socialist bidding is beginning to struggle against the yoke being placed by someone who falsely perceives himself to be the all-knowing, all-powerful Master.

And while this time around no one has picked up muskets or stormed the Barack Bastille, what is happening is that on everything from guns to registering for Obamacare, people are registering their resistance by staunchly refusing to comply with the directive coming down from the head of the collective.

The jobless rate is now the worst it’s been in thirty-five years, which is one reason Barack Obama is now enjoying only a 39% approval rating. That, along with the unremitting anti-Second Amendment rhetoric and the insistent “share the wealth” cheerleading, is now being reflected in data which shows that Americans are thirty-four times more likely to purchase a gun than to sign up for Obamacare.

This curious 30-ish up for us and down for him trend indicates that without an out-and-out insurrection taking place, by simply refusing to conform, the American people stand poised to win the war for autonomy that Barack Obama started.

In other words, this isn’t Boston, and that splashing you hear isn’t tons of tea hitting the water. It’s the sound of Obama’s restrictive, unconstitutional policies being flung overboard by a resistance that is rising up “from sea to shining sea.”

Still, Barack Obama remains tenacious and resolute. Up until now, he has refused to budge even an inch from his high and lofty progressive perch.

Meanwhile, as he sits up there weighing his diminishing options, public dissent is mounting. Regrettably for this president, just as he has proven to be incapable of doing anything about anything, let alone the abysmal mess he’s made of everything from the economy to healthcare, thus far he’s come up wanting for a scheme to forcibly mandate Americans to relinquish more of our rights.

Increasingly, Obama is unable to force a free people to bend to his will, and he’s about to find out from polite, passively-resistant Americans what the definition of “Hope and Change” really is. With our arms crossed and our lips pursed tightly like children refusing a mouthful of peas, it looks like Democrats and Republicans alike are done swallowing what Barack Obama is dishing out.

Ultimately, the message America is conveying to the person who thinks he’s in charge is that where “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” reign, it’s not him, but “we the people” who will determine our destiny.
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Remembering Samuel Alito’s Infamous SOTU “Not True”

012709_alito-e1383926809687-300x157Originally posted at The Blacksphere

In case America is still unsure, this is how Barack Obama rolls: If the Supreme Court happens to rule 5-to-4 to uphold a law the president likes, he applauds it and uses the decision as ammo to fire back at critics.

Regardless of whether or not a ruling violates the Constitution, if it serves the progressive goal of curtailing freedom or promoting depravity, such as Roe v. Wade, the president has nothing but respect for the bad decisions made by liberal judges.

On the other hand, if the majority should happen to rule 5-to-4 in favor of something Obama deems threatening to his power, rather than extend a similar deference to the high court’s wisdom, he’ll openly balk and attempt to undermine the concept of separation of powers in the minds of the American people.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) once said that “There were days when judges stayed out of politics. It would be nice to go back to those days.”  That is unless of course, men in black robes choose to politicize the law by coming down on the side of liberal policy, in which case judicial involvement is welcome.

Liberal Leahy made his ‘judges stay out of politics’ comments in response to the sort of pick-and-choose hypocrisy that took place in January of 2010 at Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address wherein he scolded the Supreme Court for ruling in favor of removing corporate campaign spending limits.

Obama did something unprecedented during the address while some of the Supremes were seated in the House gallery: Exuding his usual haughty, professorial sternness, he reprimanded the high court for its ruling, saying:

“With all due deference to the separation of powers… [the court]… reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.”

At the time, Vice President Joe Biden sided with Obama’s crack at disgracing the high court, calling the corporate campaign spending ruling “dead wrong” and saying “we have to correct it.”

Out of curiosity, while preparing to visit Asia in December, did the Vice President happen to take the time to point out that when Barack Obama told Americans that ‘if they like their insurance they can keep their insurance,’ he was “dead wrong?” Or did Mr. Biden bother to insist that, now that Americans are finding out that what the president told them was a boldfaced lie, “we have to correct it?”

Interestingly, neither Obama nor Biden thought right-leaning Chief Justice John Roberts was “dead wrong” when he voted on the side of the liberal judges to deem Obamacare a tax, something the President swore it was not.

Nor did the POTUS nor VPOTUS want to “correct it” when the court’s decision circumvented Article I, Section 7, Clause 1, which states that laws that raise revenue must originate in the House.

Yet, despite the Obama administration’s ongoing duplicity, time has a habit of vindicating the truth. In light of recent revelations, the President is not exactly the bastion of honesty that many originally thought he was, the words mouthed by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in response to being openly reproved by a constitutionally-ignorant constitutional law professor carry even more weight than they did three years ago.

The take-away from the 2010 State of the Union address, when the President inappropriately slammed the Supreme Court, was Judge Alito’s facial expression in reaction to what Obama said.

After the president launched his critical remonstration in the direction of the conservative arm of the court, Alito scrunched up his face, shook his head in disapproval, and joined Joe ‘You Lie’ Wilson (R-SC) in pointing out to America that what the president said was “not true.”

Now, three years after the Vice President argued in Obama’s defense that when he scolded the Supreme Court, “The president didn’t question the integrity of the court. He questioned the judgment of it,” the entire country is questioning both the President’s integrity and judgment.

At present, Texas Senator John Cornyn, Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, is trying desperately to take the Obama administration to task for misleading the American public in regards to Obamacare with the claim ‘if you like your plan you can keep your plan.’

Back in 2010, after the controversial SOTU incident, Cornyn argued that Alito must have had an “irresistible impulse” to react to the President’s open criticism of the SCOTUS’s decision. No argument here! When it comes to reacting to the absurd things President Obama says and does, he certainly inspires all manner of “irresistible impulses” in more than a few Americans.

Nonetheless, at the time Cornyn opined:

“I don’t think the president should have done what he did in trying to call out the Supreme Court for doing its job. They are the final word on the meaning of the United States Constitution, even when we don’t like the outcome.”

True!  But when Barack Obama rebuked the Supreme Court, what he may have done was unintentionally set a precedent that might come back to bite him on his…on his…never mind.

Following our esteemed leader’s example, Americans who “don’t like the outcome” and are openly critical of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision can now say they’re emulating Obama. The president sent the message that it’s just fine to publicly admonish a powerful public official.

Now millions of Americans burned by his blatant lies can, with “all due deference,” do just what Sam Alito did – point out to Barack Obama that what he says is “not true.”

America Has a Mythomaniac Residing in the White House

sociopath-300x157Originally posted on The Blacksphere

It cannot be denied: the president is ‘more to be pitied than censured.’  It’s clear the man has issues, one of which is an apparent inability to discern truth from fiction — a clear symptom of Mythomania.

Barack Obama is such an excellent liar that it appears he actually believes what he says.

With believable earnestness, Obama swore on September 26th that if Americans liked their insurance they could keep their insurance.  Then, on November 4th, after being caught in a fib, with an equal facade of sincerity Obama calmly added a qualifier to clarify his original ‘misstatement’ and delivered it with a tone and demeanor that wreaked of pathological something or other.

Pathological lying is defined as “falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated,” which certainly describes Obama’s lying, particularly of late in regards to healthcare reform.

As the President’s most recent lie continues to drive his poll numbers into the 30s, it’s hard to deny that political expediency aside, Barack Obama exhibits symptoms of pathological mythomania. And that disorder is akin to pseudologia fantastica – generally known as pathological lying.

It gets worse: based on a mendacious past, Barack Obama also fits the description of a sociopath.

Barack Obama is consistently dishonest, exudes superficial charismatic charm, and always manages to have his ends justify his questionable means. Moreover, President Obama embodies a palpable deep-seated anger, projects the belief that he is “all-powerful, all-knowing [and] entitled to every wish.”

Obama emanates an air of authoritarianism and paranoia, and famously refuses to accept blame for things that are clearly his fault. All these traits, as well as his well-documented narcissism, most assuredly point to a sociopathic personality.

While it’s true that all politicians, including presidents, have some sociopathic tendencies, Barack Obama has raised the bar.  But unlike any president before him, he is consistently more than willing to lie to get his way, regardless of how negatively his lies influence the lives of those whose rights and feelings his fantastical utterances impact.

Nonetheless, it’s likely that in that puffed-up head of his the President justifies lying as a means to accomplish some lofty liberal goal. Which is why, like all practiced liars, Obama always weaves a little truth into every lie.

For example, he morphed ‘like your healthcare…keep your healthcare’ into “What we said was you could keep [your health insurance] if it hadn’t changed since the law was passed.”

It’s interesting to note that in this particular instance, Obama’s ever-present “I” has “fundamentally transformed” into a  “we.”

And so, as Barack Obama continues to compulsively “embroider the truth, engage in exaggeration, [and] tell lies,” it’s become clear that America has a bonafide mythomaniac residing in the White House.

Barack “Angel of Death” Obama

Angel-of-death-300x157Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Of late, Barack Obama has (finally) gained the reputation of being a liar.

However, to be fair, the president has been known at least once to tell the truth, and Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” may prove it. According to Halperin and Heilemann, Obama boasted about his successful drone strikes when he allegedly told aides that he’s “really good at killing people.”

That’s right – if what Halperin and Heilemann are saying is true, Barack Obama takes pride in killing people and isn’t shy about bragging about it.

Throughout history there have been people who prided themselves on acquiring “Angel of Death” status.

Take for instance Josef Mengele, the German SS officer and physician in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz who, besides torture and medical experimentation, also gleefully picked Jewish prisoners to be gassed.

There are Angel-of-Death mushrooms, flying artillery gun ships, serial killers, doctors, nurses, and religious figures like the Hindu Yama. In the Christian Book of Revelation, there is Apollyon, a destroying angel named after the Angel of Death, and even Islam has an Archangel of Death named Azrael.

So, with that in mind, isn’t the world long overdue for an Angel of Death president? And who better to fit the bill than Barack Obama – an ardently pro-choice, late-term abortion-loving, feticide activist and foe of providing medical care to babies born alive in botched abortions?

His abortion credentials alone should qualify him for the title. And although approving of 3,000 abortions a day is a notable accomplishment, Barack Obama certainly has other impressive qualifications.

For example, since 2004, 2,228-3,648 people have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan, 416-948 of them innocent civilians, including 168-200 children. Out of the 378 strikes that have taken place between 2004 and 2013, 86%, or 326 drone attacks, are attributed to “Obama strikes.”

Between 2004 and 2009, under G.W. Bush there were only 52 drone attacks in Pakistan, which means that Barack “really good at killing people” Obama, with his Peace Prize in hand, can officially step up and be awarded the esteemed title of Angel of Death.

Stunning as it may seem, when the president said he is “really good at killing people,” he told the truth…maybe for the first time ever. And might have only been fessing up because of the extreme pride he takes in exercising his homicidal skill set.

Either way, if the allegations are true, then the president apparently revels in wielding the power over life and death, and does so despite the CIA’s targeted killing program being met with significant condemnation from those on the left. Those same Lefties were downright euphoric when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

After all, when it comes to carnage, it’s already been proven that anti-Born Alive Act Barack takes delight in the shedding of innocent blood. Moreover, in addition to people, he’s also proven to be adept at murdering the U.S. Constitution, liquidating the economy, mortally wounding the job market, and strangling the living daylights out of America’s healthcare system.

Barack Obama and the Roosting of America’s Chickens

indexOriginally posted The Blacksphere

Currently, many Americans are coming to the conclusion that despite the hoopla, Barack Obama is a failed president.

However, the truth is, that as far as personal achievement stories go, and judging by Obama’s unstated goal of demoting America, he’s a smashing success.

According to author and British journalist Con Coughlin, in his article entitled: US government shutdown: Barack Obama is presiding over the end of America’s superpower status, The Daily Telegraph’s Defense Editor believes that Barack Obama is overseeing and personally responsible for the “end of America’s superpower status.”

Coughlin cites “President Barack Obama’s obduracy over his flagship healthcare policy” and the inability for Republicans and Democrats to reach a federal budget agreement as the impetus behind the shutdown.

The real reason for the shutdown? Republicans believe that sending Americans on a “train wreck” called Obamacare without removing the “glitches” endangers lives and adds to a veritable debt mountain at a vulnerable time in America’s economic history.

Obama’s immature, obstinate response to those concerns? “I shouldn’t have to offer anything” to the negotiations, he declared.

Coughlin further points out that, although Obama has assured the world that the US military will continue to function, and despite White House chefs continuing to cream Michelle Obama’s cream-less creamed spinach, the shutdown comes just weeks after the president’s slipshod handling of the Syrian crisis.

Having one debacle after another is a blow to Obama’s already shaky status, and a humiliating spectacle on the world stage.

Put into perspective and expressed in a somewhat less-than-British way, the wheels are coming off the Barack Obama ‘Hope and Change’ bus.

Not to mention Russian bear Putin stepping up in the role of “main power broker in the Syria crisis.” Mr. Coughlin maintains that Vladimir taking control of America’s unruly child “has severely damaged America’s standing as a major global player.”

Coughlin correctly stated that “There was a time not so long ago when the world looked to America for both political and economic leadership.” However, things have changed, and the author rightly points out that “thanks to Mr. Obama’s inability to provide decisive leadership on either front,” the world can no longer take America’s leadership for granted.

Yeah, but has Con Coughlin ever seen Barack Obama cut a rug with Ellen DeGeneres? Heard him croon a few bars from Al Green? Read flawlessly from a Teleprompter? Give a rousing speech? Throw a baseball? Or more importantly, has he observed how tough Barry can get when denying elderly WWII veterans confined to wheelchairs access to the WWII Memorial?

Shouldn’t his abilities in those varied venues count for something in the world community?

Anyway, according to Con Coughlin, “In short, the longer the Obama presidency continues, the more America’s status as a superpower ebbs away.” That’s certainly true.

But on the upside, “the longer the Obama presidency continues” the more excited Barack Hussein Obama becomes that his plan to expedite “America’s chickens” coming “home to roost” is a smashing success.

American Sex Lives: Inquiring Obama Wants to Know

Sex-300x157Originally posted at The Blacksphere

It’s official!  Liberals are obsessed with sex.

Up until now the left was mostly concerned with providing the accoutrements needed to enhance the sex lives of everyone from ages 11 to 111.  Thanks to liberals’ tireless efforts, condoms, birth control, and abortion have become official rights compliments of the American taxpayer.

Even President Obama argues that kindergarten kids losing the finger paints and concentrating more on the proper application of condoms “is the right thing to do.”

With liberals in charge, forget reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. The new criteria for a high school diplomas hinges on children knowing that the school nurse would be more than willing to protect their privacy by shuttling them to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic without notifying Mom and Dad.

Yet, with the full implementation of Obamacare on the horizon, for the sexually active the “right to privacy” no longer applies.  If and when Americans do secure an appointment with a doctor and finally drag themselves into that doctor’s office, when they first arrive they will be handed a feedback form that includes personal questions about sex.

If Granny goes to a podiatrist for an ingrown toenail, she’ll be asked about whether she’s sexually active, whether she’s had more than one sex partner, and whether her frisky bedmates are same- or opposite-sex partners.

Before dislodging a hunk of earwax, and prior to digging around with the ear curette in Uncle Bob’s ear, the ENT will have to first ask him delicate questions about frequency, duration and number of times.

When asked about being pushed to present uncomfortable, non-cardiology related questions to his heart patients, New York doctor Adam Budzikowski shared that he thinks “This is nasty business.”

Earth to Dr. Budzikowski: This the Obama era – the nastier the better.

The New York cardiologist is of the opinion that the probing questions are “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive.” Exactly!  That’s why the government feels it’s imperative to ask them.

To make sure that reluctant healthcare professionals gather the required information, doctors, hospitals and healthcare businesses that refuse to comply with federal electronic health records requirements will be financially penalized by being denied access to incentive payments, which are due to kick in starting in 2015.

As for Dr. Budzikowski, well, he’d better not try any funny stuff, because recalcitrant physicians will also face stiff financial penalties from Medicare and Medicaid.

In other words, similar to what they did to the IRS, Obama’s “reforms” will turn doctors into government agents who will be coerced financially to ask embarrassing “social history” questions concerning former drug use and sexual history.  Then, after they have the dirt on patients, doctors will be requested to give private information to the government, violating the Hippocratic Oath.

Americans who want to formally keep personal information out of their electronic record can do so, but according to the HHS, it will cost money which, thanks to Obamacare, Americans no longer have.  That means the government has both doctors and their patients in a bureaucratic half nelson, so to speak.

Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist and associate professor at Albert Einstein Medical College, explains that a person’s medical record is “a story created by you and your doctor solely for your treatment and benefit.”

Not any more, Richard! The new Obamacare requirements are turning a person’s medical record “into an interrogation,” and the data from that cross-examination will henceforth no longer be confidential.  Let’s remember, government agencies often send checks to dead people, and have been known to do things like dump 100,000 social security numbers on the Internet for the entire world to see.

So in addition to violating our Constitutional Rights, the Obama administration’s signature legislation is drooling in anticipatory glee over the prospect of violating our medical privacy, too, especially when it comes to their preoccupation with Americans’ sex lives.

It’s sort of a hybrid version of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” that instead should be called “We’ll Ask and You Had Better Tell.”

With that in mind, remember this:

Got allergies?  First answer this:  How many times a week, day, or hour do you have sex, and in what room and with whom, and what do you wear or not wear?

Got an odd-looking mole?  It will stay that way until you answer the following question: Are you gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or “he-to-she-back-to-he/she-to-he-back-to-she?”

Got post-nasal drip? Answer this or keep on clearing your throat: When did you start having sex?  Do you wear glasses?  And at what age did your pimples finally clear up?

But fret not! There is a way to get around this, and it’s by doing what liberals are so adept at doing:  refuse to answer the question and just skip over any inquiry you’d rather not respond to.

Playing the liberal “I do not recall” game will buy Americans some time, at least until the impending Obamacare law-mandated home visits commence.  Then, under the watchful eye of government officials, Americans will be visited in the comfort of their own homes and probed face-to-face to accurately fill in all the remaining blanks.

Bank Robber in an Obama Mask! What’s the Problem?

obama3-e1379001902790-300x157Originally posted on The Blacksphere

In Merrimack, New Hampshire, bank robber John Griffin Jr. paid the President of the United States a very high compliment.

John put on a Barack Obama mask, a suit coat, a tie and jeans (not Mom jeans), and headed over to Daniel Webster Highway to rob a Bank of America, which in itself was a patriotic choice of banks to rob.

Mr. Griffin was in possession of a loaded gun when arrested. After being charged with robbery, John was put in jail and is presently being being held on a $75K bond. Obviously, John doesn’t have the $75K, not only because if he had the money he wouldn’t be robbing a bank, but also because the guy he dressed up like has his and everyone else’s money.

Wait! Why would Mr. Griffin be arrested?  He was just doing what President Obama does, which is to pilfer from the American people. Barack Obama set the example; if a person is in need of some cash, and it happens to belong to someone else, don’t hesitate, go take it!

Not only that, but the Bank of America should have been more open to the president’s suggestion and ‘shared the wealth’ with Mr. Griffin.

As for the mask, maybe John felt if he could trick the tellers into believing he was really Barack Obama they would have gladly handed over the money without an argument.

As for the gun, Griffin probably figured if Eric Holder and Barack Obama are cool with drug cartels in Mexico waving American-provided weaponry around, why would it be a problem if a guy from New Hampshire had a gun in his hand when emulating President Obama stealing people’s money?

Barack Obama, demonizes evil banks, robs the American people of every cent they have, and gives guns to drug cartels. Then, an American citizen imitates the president and robs an evil bank with a gun that’s a whole lot less intimidating than an AK-47 – and he’s arrested?

This has got to be some kind of terrible misunderstanding!

Trader Joe’s: ‘Half-Baked Obamacare Hardtack’

trader-joes-store-300x225Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Although Trader Joe’s is a tad hippy-dippy, I like shopping there because they have fair prices and unique specialty items.

Where I live, Trader Joe’s clientele seem overly concerned with making sure they have cloth bags, and by and large, other than those sporting nose rings and those blanketed in tattoos, many of the shoppers remind me of 1970’s hippies in need of a good cut-and-color.

One other reason I enjoy shopping at TJ’s is for research purposes. I make it a habit to seek out and strike up conversations with opinionated 20-somethings who like to engage in small talk while ringing up groceries.

If truth be told, I’m so adept at wading into political waters that I’ve been known to turn a conversation about a jar of Trader Joe’s Corn and Chile Tomato-Less Salsa into a Barack Obama question-and-answer session. That’s why, thanks to Trader Joe’s, over the years I’ve had many a conversation with otherwise unemployed college-grad Obama fans who’ve spoken openly about the positive qualities of Marxism, socialized healthcare, and windmill-powered energy.

What’s odd is that, despite shilling for Obamacare and decrying the injustices of greedy corporate America, a couple of Trader Giotto workers I’ve chatted with shared that they work packing groceries for a private company for 20 hours a week because they are well compensated, get two weeks’ paid vacation, a 401K plan, and until recently, low-cost health insurance.

In fact, one time, while bagging my Organic Brown Rice Fusilli, a talkative cashier shared with me that after losing her job on Wall Street she came to work for Trader Joe’s and has never been happier.

That’s why you can imagine my shock when, after telling every unemployed person I know to “Go to work at Trader Joe’s,” I found out that thanks to the heavy burden of Obamacare, the specialty grocery store has now been forced to no longer offer healthcare coverage to its part-time employees.

That’s right, by way of a confidential letter from Trader Joe’s CEO Dan Bane, employees who work less than 30 hours per week found out that starting on the first of the year they’ll need to avail themselves of those Affordable Care Act exchanges spoken so highly of by the guy scanning my Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds way back before the presidential election.

One anonymous employee, soon to be consigned to a healthcare exchange, described the medical coverage that was provided by Trader Joe’s as “one of the best parts about the job.”

Prior to being relegated to an ACA exchange along with millions of illegals and hordes of under and unemployed Americans, this particular woman paid $35 per paycheck, or $70 per month, for a plan that covered 80 percent of her medical costs, with a $500 deductible and vision and prescription drug coverage.

Now that same woman is freaking out, lamenting, “There are several folks I work with who are there for the insurance as much as anything, mostly folks with young families.”  The shell-shocked employee confessed, “I can say that when I opened and read the letter… my reaction was pure panic, followed quickly by anger.”

My question to Ms. TJ’s is this: Why the panic and anger? Isn’t this what America voted for? Isn’t this what ‘Hope and Change’ is really all about? Or is ‘fundamental transformation’ just for people shopping at Trader Joe’s as opposed to working at Trader Joe’s?

Scrambling to figure out what she’ll do come January 1st when TJ’s gives part-time workers a $500 check and points the reluctant toward a healthcare exchange, the terrified worker had this to say:

I still have so much anxiety over this, worrying will I have coverage, will it be equivalent, and how do I factor this into my budget?”  She continued: “I’m a full-time student living alone. Everything in my budget is extremely tight. This is something that’s throwing a wrench into everything.

In 2012, Barack Obama received 55% of the female vote, 60% of the 18-29 year old vote, and 63% of the under-30 vote, which indicates that this particular female, a college-age student working part time, probably did cast her vote for the president.  Depending on the state, the female “I have a crush on Obama” vote reached 68%.

So, if this particular young Trader Joe’s worker did vote for Obama, what exactly did she think she was voting for – free contraceptives that she’s now too anxiety-ridden to use?

Here’s a suggestion: Maybe to preserve part-time healthcare benefits, Trader Joe’s could save money by discontinuing the handing out of free Colombia Supremo samples at the demo booth.

But because that’s not likely to happen, Trader Joe’s employees working less than 30 hours per week will soon find themselves part of the healthcare system that those I conversed with spoke of so highly of just last year. That’s why after the fact, it will be interesting to engage in conversation with one particular male 20-hour-a-week cashier who frequently touted Barack Obama as the key to equity and fairness in an inequitable, unfair world.

As that Generation Y guy with half his head shaved, earlobe expanders, and the oriental tattoo on his neck double bags my next batch of Trader Joe’s Chocolatey Cats Cookies (for People), I’ll be sure to ask him how it feels to be forced to join the ranks of those he swore would be ecstatic about Obamacare.

Barack ‘Honcho’ Obama Shoots Himself in the Foot

obama-cowboy2-300x166Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Iconic cowboy and American tough guy John Wayne once said, “Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”

Now that right there is something Barack Obama, who’s fixin’ to make like a modern-day John Wayne and bomb Syria, should contemplate while looking in a mirror.

That’s right – Barack Obama, the man who’s always the “smartest guy in the room,” wants to send a message to Bashar al-Assad by dropping bombs in the Syrian desert. The problem is ‘The Duke’ may have shot himself in the foot instead.

Seems when the president was throwing his weight around by cutting tens of billions of dollars out of the US military budget, he didn’t foresee the possibility of needing to use the US military for something other than holding his umbrella.

Regrettably, for Mr. Go-It-Alone, two days before attempting to spank Syria’s president for using chemical weapons no one is really sure he even used, someone had to tap Barack Obama on the shoulder and interrupt his bravado mid-speech to inform him that, thanks to him, there’s not enough money in the military operating funds to finance his planned show of force.

The only thing funnier than Obama cutting funds and then being short on cash to finance his own war is public schools across America dropping Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch program and saying it tastes like “vomit.

Barack Obama’s contempt for the military and “I’ll show them” attitude has come around to bite him on his puffed-up derriere. In turn, as if it were even possible, Obama’s cluelessness has managed to set him up for wider global ridicule.

This is political slapstick at its finest.  As a result, Vladimir Putin can be heard laughing even louder than he was after the G-8 summit.

And why shouldn’t he?  After trying to form a coalition, subjecting British ally David Cameron to a humiliating defeat with his own Parliament, Barry finds out he doesn’t have enough money to finish a fight he picked?

It’s as if big shot Barack asked out a gorgeous woman, took her to a very swanky restaurant, and then had no money in his wallet to pay the bill.

And to make matters worse, the President plans to bomb Syria without the approval of Congress.  Now, if Obama wants to save face, he’ll have to plead for additional money from the very Congress he flipped off with his tough talk.

So, it isn’t lookin’ too good for Hondo.

But all is not lost!  Being the “flexible” pragmatist that he is, if all else fails, on his next trip to some exotic Middle Eastern vacation spot maybe Barack Obama can ask the pilot to fly over Syria so he can drop water balloons from the cargo hold of Air Force One.

Cocktails and Self-Segregated Black Liberals

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Talk about an incestuous relationship:  President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended a cocktail party this evening at the Martha’s Vineyard home of National Public Radio host/serious journalist/dear friend and ally, Michele Norris.

After flying into the Vineyard this weekend and patiently awaiting the arrival of dozens of the president’s basketballs and Bo the family dog, both of which arrived with a security detail on a Marine chopper the following day, the Obamas got all gussied up and moseyed on over to a cocktail party hosted by friends in the unbiased media.

Michele Norris is the race-obsessed journalist and former co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Norris, her husband Broderick Johnson, and her family have been coming to racially segregated Martha’s Vineyard for over 20 years.

To avoid a conflict of interest during the 2012 presidential campaign, ever the unbiased journalist, Norris took a leave of absence from NPR while her husband, Broderick Johnson, worked as a key adviser on Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.

Commenting on the self-imposed Martha’s Vineyard racial segregation, black radio executive Skip Finley, who started vacationing in Oak Bluffs in 1954 and lives there full-time, said, “I don’t think anybody’s insulted by it. I’m certainly not.”

According to Mr. Finley, “It’s an arrangement that springs largely from the self-segregating impulse among black Vineyarders, who have come to the island to connect with each other.”

Finley also claims that “We have people here who are black and upscale and racist. They don’t want to be around white folks, and they don’t have to.”

In an interview with the Vineyard Gazette in 2011, Michele Norris said, “the family enjoys beach days at Long Point, swims at Seth’s Pond in West Tisbury and biking,” and that her memoir, The Grace of Silence, was sparked by “eavesdropping on conversations about race after the President’s election in 2008.”

That’s precisely why the Obamas and their motorcade, after leaving Bo, Sasha and Malia and their huge entourage behind in the $7.6 million vacation compound, made their way to Nat’s Farm Lane to the humble West Tisbury home of yet another minority couple segregating themselves in a nation that deprives blacks advantages all white Americans currently enjoy.

While at Michele and Brodrick’s place, Shelley and Barry likely tossed back a couple of cocktails, discussed unbiased issues like the Trayvon Martin tragedy and Michele’s Race Card Project, and before heading home, distributed air kisses all around.

So ‘all things considered’ it’s safe to say that when listening to NPR, unlike that dreadful right-wing ideologue-infested Fox News, Americans always get a “fair and balanced” version of stories like Benghazi, Obamacare, the IRS, and the NSA from personal friends and cocktail party hostesses to the First Couple.

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