Congress approved more than $60 billion in Sandy relief funds, which is why six months after the superstorm trounced New Jersey, with $1.8 billion in federal grants on storm rebuilding and recovery it looks like the boardwalk in Atlantic City will finally be rebuilt. The problem is that no amount of money is likely to remedy the current state of national affairs after socialist superstorm Barack, with the help of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was given a second chance to continue laying waste to everything in his path for another term.
It wasn’t enough that three days prior to the 2012 election New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sabotaged the presidential race. Now six months later the Rutgers-educated RINO is showing up on MSNBC singing Obama’s praises.
Corpulent Christie uttered laudatory ‘I ♥ Obama’ kudos on the “Morning Joe” show, where he said “The president has kept every promise he’s made. I think he’s done a good job. He kept his word.” What Christie forgot to include in his commendation was that the president’s promise-keeping, good-job skills apply exclusively to providing hurricane relief funds and not much else.
Listening to Chris Christie on MSNBC effusively gush over Barack Obama sounded like a family member who defends a drunken uncle to his aunt with the black eye because Uncle Harry slips him a few bucks here and there. After all, “Uncle Harry has always been really nice to me.”
Nonetheless, for those who suffered through Hurricane Sandy, it was bad enough to have to undergo being without electricity for ten days and having to dispose of $500 worth of rotten food. But, three days before the election, to then have to endure watching the spectacle of Chris Christie hugging and nodding “Yes,” to everything Obama said made what was already agonizing absolutely excruciating.
President Obama has secured his place in the Oval Office for at least another four years. So, during his second term there probably won’t be any more stage-managed photo ops that feature the Obama family making “surprise visits” to St. John’s Episcopal Church. Without the threat of God-fearing Americans at the ballot box, Barack Obama is now free to let his secular progressive/non-religious freak flag fly for all the world to see.
This year, despite having a Scripture-quoting ‘Christian’ president, finding Christ in the White House is as impossible as it was for Mary and Joseph, on the night Jesus was born, to find a room at an inn.
Gone are the days of heralding angels and Bethlehem stars. This year, the famous 18th century Christian hymn based on the 98th Psalm, “Joy to the World,” has been replaced with a revamped “Joy to All” theme. After all, if Barack “Joy to All” Obama is allowed to modify the U.S. Constitution, why shouldn’t he have free reign to fine-tune the Psalms of King David?
Allegedly, when he was a child in Indonesia, chicken fingers were not exactly Obama’s favorite food. Hence, Christmas may present an opportunity for the President to remediate his reputation within the dog-loving community. What else would explain why doggy decorations are everywhere and the other ‘Messiah’ is, shall we say, nowhere to be found?
This year 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has literally been converted into a ‘dog house’/shrine to the first family’s beloved Portuguese water dog Bo. Christmas at the White House can now officially be referred to as Canine-mas.
There are 54 trees; 6,000 glass ornaments; a black and white topiary of Bo; 18,000 black pooch pompoms and 2,000 white pooch pompoms; and 40 handmade “Bo-flakes” adorned with little Bo images. When the anticipated 90,000 visitors saunter through the White House to ogle the shimmering lights over the next few weeks, the only thing missing will be Bo barking out that old Burl Ives favorite, “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.”
There’s even a 300-pound gingerbread White House with a replica of Bo sitting outside guarding the fort. If confectionary reproductions were the goal, why didn’t the display include something like a crèche with the three Wise Men – Obama, Axelrod, and Carney – complete with a replica of Bo resting comfortably beside the manger?
Not only that, but where’s the political correctness in all of this? What’s especially alarming is that the normally sensitive, diversity-minded White House didn’t even consider the feelings of cats, potbellied pigs, goldfish, or hamsters, none of which were featured like Bo in the collection of pet-themed ornaments. And, as if offending other pet species weren’t enough, insult was added to injury when the White House released its 2012 Bo-liday…er, I mean, holiday card.
Chosen by the White House as the design for the Obama Christmas card was a rendering done by Des Moines, Iowa artist Larassa Kabel. In an amazing coincidence, prior to the November election Larassa’s husband’s rock band just so happened to open for Bruce Springsteen at an Obama campaign rally.
Sounding a lot like so many disappointed voters on November 7th, after finding out her entry was selected the artist called the moment “surreal.” Kabel added that originally she had “very, very, very low expectations” for the painting – much like the “very, very, very, low expectations” all those disappointed voters have for the next four years.
Kabel’s black-and-white rendering features a sprightly Bo absorbed in a snow dance in front of a hazy depiction of the White House. Preserving “separation of church and state,” thank God there’s not even one hint of spirituality. It must be that in Obama’s world a blurry dog frolicking in the snow captures the true essence of Christmas.
Based on a photo the White House sent out as the subject of the competition, the winning entry depicts Bo in a scarf. Regrettably, the winter wonderland in the painting is foggy, because if more detail was included an “I Bark for Obama” 2012 bandana could have been added for an additional touch of whimsy.
Nonetheless, although the White House stands for the workers of America, Kabel won’t be paid for her winning portrait of Bo. But she doesn’t seem to mind – this holiday season, like every other day of the year, private citizens like Ms. Kabel are honored to give gifts of blood, sweat and tears, freely and without expectation of recompense, to the nation’s pro-labor president.
For Larassa, being chosen is obviously a gift in itself. The delighted artist said, “I’m living on glory,” a sentiment not unlike the first family’s, who, this year alone, gloriously gifted themselves with $1.4 billion in taxpayer-provided perquisites.
Kabel is really excited about meeting the President and Mrs. Obama and attending the December 18th White House holiday party with her rock musician husband. Never mind the Boss and Barry – Kabel said “I’ve never seen anyone famous… I’m like, who will be at the party? I’m looking for anybody.”
So, in place of honoring the humble Savior who lay in a manger in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, this year the big thrill for the eclectic artist is to get up close and personal with the Hollywood stars partaking of White House merriment. Rest assured, she won’t be disappointed because although Baby Jesus has been banished from the premises, undoubtedly Eva Longoria and George Clooney will be milling about.
So, as party time quickly approaches, the guest list has yet to be made public. What’s unfortunate is that the late Frank Zappa isn’t around for the unveiling of the portrait of Bo gamboling around on the South Lawn. Zappa could have kicked the White House holiday spirit into high gear by playing “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow,” an old song that, in years to come, thanks to Bo, could become a holiday classic, as well as a gentle reminder for impoverished Americans.
Originally posted at American Thinker
Archbishop Timothy Dolan says, “Abortions in New York City should be ‘rare.'” Those are the same words Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama use when trying to moderate their lethal stance on abortion. Obama, the most pro-choice politician in the history of America, said abortion should always be “safe [for whom?], legal, and rare” and that “families, not the government, should be the ones making the decision.” Why, then, is a magnanimous government, headed by Barack Obama, constantly looking for excuses to provide funds to ensure that women have the money to rid themselves of inconvenient offspring?
Truth is, abortion is in no way safe for the injured party, and while legal, it doesn’t appear to be rare in New York City. Per Barack’s pro-choice criteria, it is legal to administer a procedure that is deadly for fetuses, and according to the summary of 2009 vital statistics for New York City, the brutally violent practice of abortion is anything but infrequent.
Archbishop Dolan, though well-meaning, should deal directly with the reality that the “rare” part will never apply, especially in New York City, where the abortion rate is “nearly double the national average of 23 percent.” In 2009, the number of abortions in America totaled the approximate yearly average of 1.3 million, which is comparable to the population of San Diego, California. Maybe Barack should clarify his definition of “rare.”
New York City wins a gold star for contributing to the overall national abortion figure, with the borough of the Bronx coming in at 48%. According to NYC Health Department statistics, 41% of all pregnancies recorded in 2009 ended with induced termination, which means the biological results of four out of every ten successful conceptions in New York City ended up in either the city crematorium or a red biohazard bag.
Even more chilling is data which indicates that out of the 87,273 abortions performed in New York City in 2009, 47% of the children murdered — 40,798 children — were black. Yet blacks continue to support Barack Obama and refuse to acknowledge that approving of the unfettered eugenic slaughter of one’s own people makes America’s first black president neither a defender nor a champion of his own father’s race.
For those who can’t fathom how high a pile of 40,798 unborn children would be, travel for a moment to a concert in Bern, Switzerland in 2009, where Bruce Springsteen drew in 40,000 revelers. An aerial panning of the crowd provides a visual comparable to the number of dead African-American children disposed of in New York City the same year as the Boss’s concert. Add to that the 28,364 Hispanic babies, and the percentage climbs to 80% of all pregnancies voluntarily terminated in NYC being either black or Hispanic.
So a liberal blue state is presently in the process of systematically wiping out a potential minority voting base by employing the unsafe, legal, and not-so-rare genocidal policies Barack and the Democratic Party heartily endorse.
Of the Big Apple abortions, 64% of the procedures were perpetrated between eight weeks and 21 weeks of gestation. At eight weeks, “Eyelids and ears are forming, and the tip of the nose is visible. The arms and legs are well formed. The fingers and toes grow longer and more distinct.” At 21 weeks, the “safe” execution of a baby that “weighs about 10 ounces and is a little over 6 inches long…sucks [its] thumb, yawns, stretches, and makes faces” requires harsher methods in order to expunge the fetal tissue from the uterus. Graduating from vacuuming out the fragile contents to removing the infant piece by piece and then examining the tissue to make sure the diminutive, yawning thumb-sucker is fully evacuated is apparently what President “Safe, Legal, and Rare” Obama considers innocuous.
Nevertheless, Dolan’s belief that the “practice [of abortion] is unlikely to end but that it was important ‘to tell people what is happening’ and help pregnant women come to terms with their choices” presents the cleric with a perfect opportunity.
This year’s Super Bowl XLV is slated for Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which has a seating capacity of 80,000. Immediately following Bill O’Reilly’s sure-to-be-softball Obama Super Bowl Sunday interview, Archbishop Timothy Dolan can present the second annual spoil-the-party, Ted-Tebow, sobering-pro-life Super Bowl half-time ad. The archbishop can show a panoramic view of the full expanse of Cowboys Stadium and “tell people what is happening” by explaining that in 2009, in New York City alone, a similar number of people were deprived of the right to life thanks to Barack Obama’s “safe, legal, and rare” abortion policies.
Can Oprah Gail still afford a mansion? If she can it’s a downright miracle because Lord knows, if Barack Obama’s success-squashing policies were in place when the girl from Mississippi was climbing the media ladder to mega-mogul status, the self-made billionaire and CEO of Harpo Inc. would be flat broke like the rest of America.
Born the illegitimate daughter of a sharecropper, Oprah disregarded the barriers that race and poverty often pose and fulfilled the type of dream that first black president Barack Obama claims is nonexistent for minorities in America. Don’t tell Barry, but when not behind the pulpit, Reverend Oprah, head evangelist of the First Church of Obama, actually practices a gospel of pluck and ingenuity reminiscent of Raggedy Dick of Horatio Alger fame.
Oprah Gail once said, “I don’t think of myself as a poor, deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew she was responsible for herself – and I had to make good.” Based on that philosophy, Oprah obviously adheres to a standard quite different from the one practiced by pay-my mortgage/fill-up-my-gas-tank Barack Obama followers.
Defying all odds, the farm girl turned entrepreneur surmounted paucity and teen pregnancy to accrue not millions, but billions of dollars. Winfrey earned the title of the richest black person in the world and did so by implementing behaviors and attitudes quite different from those promoted by a candidate she encouraged millions of book club members to elect.
Prior to Barack’s historic presidency, Winfrey built a huge empire that consists of more than fame and money. The TV tycoon is the proud owner of high-end property in trendy locales like Hawaii, Antigua and Telluride, Colorado. Looking to accumulate a few additional “favorite things,” Oprah has started her own network and is presently mulling over the purchase of a $68 million dollar mansion in New Jersey.
Two years ago, during a house-shopping hiatus, Oprah Winfrey turned her attentions from real estate to foisting Barry’s “share the wealth” mantra on everyday America. Two years later, the billionaire businesswoman who did better, was better, walked taller, and whose stockpile of money has always been higher is again moved, but this time by the thought of relocating to an ostentatious North American castle in New Jersey.
The media maven denies it, but a three-car contingent, including a few environmentally hostile, gas-guzzling SUVs and a van, supposedly were spotted perusing the New Jersey Turnpike. Oprah’s caravan rolled up the gravel driveway of the Frick estate to inspect the “grounds and grand interior of [a] mega-manse in Alpine.”
Don’t tell Barry about this either, but after the hoi polloi were shooed off the grounds Oprah spent the afternoon touring the “30,300-square-foot, English manor-style mansion, which is part of the lavish ‘Estates at Alpine.'” The manor has “walnut and marble floors, Venetian plaster walls, a carriage house, English gardens, a library, ballroom, movie theater, tennis court, a saline pool and wine cellar.” How can an Obama supporter like Oprah Winfrey personally justify dwelling in such excess?
Reportedly, Oprah earns $385 million annually. At a 36% tax rate the media magnate pays approximately $138.6 million in taxes a year. If Obama raises the percentage rate on anyone making over $250,000 to 39%, Oprah stands to shell out an additional $11.6 million per year, a mere pittance for someone gagging on greenbacks. Nevertheless, few would argue that there is a marked disconnect between Oprah’s massive stockpile of assets and her support for Barack Obama, whose view and opinion of affluence, overindulgence, and fair distribution of wealth differs greatly from Winfrey’s opulent lifestyle.
Thus, taking into consideration the enormity of Oprah’s possible new real estate acquisition, a “share the wealth” bureaucrat from the Obama Administration, on behalf of the less fortunate, should be dispatched to New Jersey to gather a detailed account as to the number of underprivileged people that could comfortably bunk and bathe in a facility of that size.
Either way, when it comes to distributing “pieces of the pie,” kingmaker Oprah’s slice is the size of a Cake Boss whopping sheet cake. The tax-the-rich Obama supporter/self-made billionaire Oprah Winfrey is forced yearly to divvy up megawatt earnings to share with the government, which may explain why one of the richest people in the world is suddenly attracted to a state presided over by anti-tax governor Chris Christie, who one day soon may be a viable contender for the White House.