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An honorary degree recipient stupefies Rutgers

ap_16136622960899_custom-db7f47d1aceed49fb7ff597157b7c22a602997f2-s900-c85Originally posted at American Thinker

Barack Obama recently accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at Rutgers University’s commencement.  After gracing the podium with the usual perfunctory niceties, rather than exhibit sensitivity toward Muslim graduates, Barack Hussein exercised his comedic chops by joking about whether New Jersey breakfast meat should be called pork roll or “Taylor ham.”

Then, after sharing that he has  “soft spot” for “typical white” and 99-year-oldgrandmas in need of pacemakers, America’s classless president spent a great deal of time rebuking the Republican presumptive nominee.

In addition to admonishing Trump, President Obama used the commencement speech as a platform to lift up progressive ideology, put down political adversaries, and defend the last eight years. His remarks started with lauding the diversity of a graduating class that included a South Asian philosophy student and a “first-generation Latina student from Jersey City” who probably wouldn’t need a translator to understand Target’s new all Spanish ad campaign.

As an entrée to challenging the class to pursue social justice, Obama told them, “I’m fond of quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who he believes once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”  One small problem, MLK didn’t say it, the 19th-century Unitarian minister/abolitionist Theodore Parker did.

After Obama expunged Winston Churchill from the redecorated Oval Office, the president, who exploited the Rutgers discourse to ridicule his political adversaries for lack of brainpower, had the misquote emblazoned on the rug.

At Rutgers, the guy who just said he has a “soft spot” for grandmas also injected divisiveness by suggesting that the older Americans are full of  “fear… division and paralysis.”  Then he commended #feelthebern moochers for their “cooperation … innovation and hope.”

The president told the soon to be alumni, “So you’ve got the tools to lead us…you’ll look at things with fresher eyes, unencumbered by the biases and blind spots and inertia and general crankiness of your parents and grandparents and old heads like me.” In other words, anyone who doesn’t worship Barack Obama is biased, blind, inert, cranky and “longing for the ‘good old days’.”

That’s why, the president informed the graduates, “the ‘good old days’ weren’t that great.” He warned that all talk about the past should be taken “with a grain of salt,” because it comes from a generation that flourished when “America pretty much did whatever it wanted around the world.”

After belittling the elders, Obama praised himself when he said, “In fact, by almost every measure, America is better, and the world is better, than it was 50 years ago, or 30 years ago, or even eight years ago” – a comment that thrilled the clapping seals in mortarboards.

For good measure, the president also brought up slavery, Jim Crow, and the suppression of women’s rights.  Then he claimed that since 1983, the year his college transcripts went missing, crime, teenage pregnancy, and poverty rates have declined.

Obama chose not to quote statistics regarding illegal felons roaming our streets and threatening our children, 50+ million aborted American babies, and millions of unemployed people receiving government subsidies.

Nor did the equal pay advocate mention that in his own administration women still earn less than men.

Instead, Obama bedazzled spectators with bluster about jobs, Obamacare, clean energy, and marriage equality.  He even mentioned eliminating polio, and cutting infant mortality, but didn’t reference importing Third World diseases like MDR-TB, or Planned Parenthood peddling baby body parts.

Barack Obama is so clueless, that in an attempt to inspire his audience, the pro-choice president mentioned Alice Paul, who, besides being a “daughter of New Jersey” and a suffragette, was ardently pro-life.

After hearing the Rutgers University keynote commencement speech delivered by Barack Obama, it’s clear that the 44th president thinks he is the Bill Cosby of politics.  The difference is that unlike Cosby, who was accused of drugging women with Quaaludes, to stupefy his audience, Obama infuses his delusional rhetoric with Cosby-style humor.

Thanks to Obama, Rutgers graduates have much to fear; yet the president encouraged them not to fear the future.  That led him to a second point where he stressed globalism, which he defined as an “interconnected…world.”   Then, Obama hinted that he believes responsible border security is solving a problem “in isolation.”

This is Obama’s rationale:

When overseas states start falling apart, they become breeding grounds for terrorists …that ultimately can reach our shores.  When developing countries don’t have functioning health systems, epidemics like Zika or Ebola can spread and threaten Americans, too.

True, a wall won’t stop terrorism or disease. But, enforcing immigration law and refusing to import and resettle refugees that ISIS has vowed to infiltrate might help.

After hamstringing the U.S. military Obama then added:

But I worry if we think that the entire burden of our engagement with the world is up to the 1 percent who serve in our military, and the rest of us can just sit back and do nothing.  They can’t shoulder the entire burden.

Then, further along in the speech the keynote speaker contradicted that logic when he said, “We can close tax loopholes on hedge fund managers and take that money and give tax breaks to help families with child care or retirement.” Put simply, when it comes to “leveling the playing field,” the excuse Obama uses to demilitarize the armed forces, he then uses to justify forcing a small percentage of earners to support those who  “just sit back and do nothing.”

Lacking any quality input of his own, without uttering his name, Obama spent a lot of time taking Donald Trump to task.

After mocking Trump “building an endless wall,” Barack pulled out the “isolating and disparaging Muslims” card, the “betrayal of our values” card and the “important partners in the fight against violent extremism” card.

Oh, and right before some egghead in the audience yelled “Four more years!”, Obama insinuated Trump “blames [America’s] challenges on immigrants.”

From there, in an attempt to portray anyone who disagrees with his politics as uneducated, illogical, “anti-intellectual” and troglodyte in nature, Obama implied that those who contradict his views, namely Trump, lack “facts, evidence, reason, logic, [and] an understanding of science.” This from a guy who doesn’t believe partially born newborns are human and that greenhouse gasses are a bigger threat than ISIS teaching French boys how to kill.

With that in mind, maybe Obama should refrain from highlighting his own shortcomings by saying things like, “In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue.  It’s not cool to not know what you’re talking about. ”

After emphasizing that the “good old days” should be taken with a “grain of salt,” Obama painted a certain Republican presidential candidate as unenlightened by calling upon our  ‘enlightened’ limited government Founding Fathers, many of whom owned the slaves he alluded to when talking about disregarding our nation’s past.

Obama, who scorns rugged individualism and who once called our Constitution “deeply flawed” told his audience “rational thought and experimentation and the capacity of informed citizens to master our own fates…[is] embedded in our constitutional design.”

That was right before the man who thinks he’s “the smartest guy in the room” cited modern technology making us “more confident in our ignorance.” And, quite frankly, who better than Barack Obama to recognize that “a whole lot of folks who are book smart…have no common sense?”

Barack alluded to Donald when he mentioned leaders who have “a disdain for facts, when they’re not held accountable for repeating falsehoods.” Maybe, instead of expelling CO2 when talking climate change, Obama should take some time to self-reflect.

In a call to the citizenry that sounded more like a quote from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto than a college commencement speech by an American president, Obama mentioned “collective decisions on behalf of a common good.”

Then, after implying that Donald Trump is a complete idiot, Obama, who clearly forgets what he’s reading off the Teleprompter, said progressive goals are reached through “advocacy… organizing… alliance-building, and deal-making, and …changing of public opinion.”  Obama claimed all this “happened because ordinary Americans who cared participated in the political process.”

A legend in his own mind, what’s clear is that Obama doesn’t realize that those are the very things that propelled the “Art of the Deal”-maker to the front of the pack.

In the end, Obama offered the Rutgers graduating Class of 2016 insights he’s never taken to heart himself. That’s why, when the president uttered the words, “your generation will feel the brunt of this catastrophe,” it sounded more like he was referring to his presidency than an issuing indictment on climate change denial or Donald Trump.

And the Oscar goes to… Michelle Obama

390-michelle-obama-oscars-photoshopped-farsnews-300x184There is a nasty word for how the Obamas act when it comes to wanting to be seen with the 1% Hollywood crowd, but I’ll skip sharing the term other than to say it’s the title of a song by Nine Inch Nails.

Nevertheless, fresh off of demeaning the Office of the President by doing “The Happy Snapper” with Jimmy Fallon in drag, the first lady managed to find a way to claw her way onto the stage at the Academy Awards.  Because, hey, what would a Hollywood event be without at least one of the Obamas being the center of attention?

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Holiday Shopping with Santa Barry

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Campaign Season…everywhere you go. As a matter of fact, wasn’t it during the 2008 campaign that Michelle Obama, who has since allegedly spent $10 million on vacations, attempted to relate to the little people by proudly declaring, “I’m more of a Target shopper?”

With Obama’s poll numbers in a slump and after being criticized for extravagant living, early this past fall an incognito Michelle donned a Nike baseball cap, sunglasses and a floral-print button-down shirt and snuck into Target for a thrifty shopping expedition to buy various undisclosed items, as well as kibbles, bits and chew toys for the family dog.

Now here we are just a few months later and Bo must have devoured that economy-sized bag of pig’s ears, because for lack of anyone else to hang out with, common man/Christmas bargain hunter President Obama, virtually unrecognizable in wing-tipped shoes and white shirt and tie, grabbed his best friend and ventured out into middle-class America to indulge in some retail therapy.

That’s right — accompanied by an inconspicuous entourage of Secret Service and security, trillion-dollar big spender Barack took a break from fighting with Republicans over the payroll tax cut, and in a bulletproof armor-plated vehicle nicknamed ‘The Beast,’ rode all the way to a local big box store mall.

There, BO and First Dog Bo moseyed over to the local PetSmart where Obama bought his beloved Portuguese water dog a $24.99 chew toy to keep him occupied for the 10-hour trip to Hawaii, if Barack takes him along.

Animal-friendly PetSmart allows shoppers to take their pets inside the store. Uninterested in picking out Michelle Obama-approved organic dog treats, Bo chose instead to frolic with another dog while Mr. Obama shook hands with shoppers who were probably salivating more than the dogs.

During the impromptu shopping trip, the Obama ‘Throw the Dog a Bone’ tab, in conjunction with his “What Does $40 Mean to You?” payroll tax savings campaign, coincidentally came in just under $40, indicating the jaunt wasn’t a break from Obama’s political chicanery after all, as it proved what $40 means to him.

Unsure when or if he’ll be shimmying down the chimney in Hawaii, Obama’s Christmas caravan continued on to Best Buy, where he did some last-minute yuletide shopping for Sasha and Malia who, as of 2008, were among a small group of Americans still unconvinced that Dad was America’s Santa Claus.

Obama bought a ‘Let’s Move’-friendly Nintendo Wii “Just Dance 3” video game that allows four players to dance together at the same time.  That way when he does get to Oahu, he can join the party already in progress. Although arriving a little late, the thoughtful effort on Dad’s part could kick-start even more holiday merry-making with “45 tracks from multiple genres and popular artists including today’s hottest hits.”

Both Michelle and Barack view themselves as experienced dancers, even though Barack was seen doing exactly the same dance step with children in Mumbai, India, with Ellen DeGeneres, and with Latin pop star/hotsy totsy Thalia.  Vowing not to leave Washington until the tax cut is extended, Obama can always kill some time trying out new dance moves and practicing cutting the new rug in the Oval Office before springing “Just Dance 3” on the girls in Hawaii.

Referring to neither Ellen nor Thalia and just to make doubly sure he was buying the right one, Mr. Obama asked the Best Buy clerk whether the “Just Dance 3” he was purchasing was “the hot one.” Then, while paying for the game, the President whose entire economic policy hinges on insurmountable debt and crippling credit joked about whether hiscredit card would be declined.

Thankfully, POTUS’ card slid through just fine and was approved for dog bones and dance games, leaving just enough credit on the card for Mr. Obama to join the folks for a humble slice at a nearby pizzeria and to shop at Target for dog bones with Michelle after the first of the year.

After bagging the goods, Mr. Obama quipped to reporters in Northern Virginia that they’d never get a picture of him playing the game because he gets an “F every time.” With those words in mind and with November 2012 less than a year away, maybe next Christmas America will be able to say “Yes, there really is a Santa Claus.”

With Barack’s Polls Lagging, Michelle Obama Smiles (And Dresses Down) for The Cameras

Originally posted at BIG Government

One would think that clever people would know how to finesse a shady sleight of hand whenever a political blunder demands a dishonest image be projected for the American public. Yet, time and again Democrats considered exceptional by other Democrats appear to be more gifted in looking foolish than exhibiting the ingenious brainpower they believe sets them apart from the rest of the world.

Take for instance way back in the glorious Clinton years, when Hill and Bill were supposedly having a private moment slow-dancing on the beach in St. Thomas.  Coincidentally, the loving interlude took place while Bill was simultaneously preparing for his deposition in the Paula Jones scandal.

In her memoir Living History, the always authentically disingenuous Hillary described the private, honeymoon-like moment and the romantic couple’s surprise when they found out a voyeuristic paparazzo had intruded on their lovers’ passion from afar.

After finding out about being scoped out by a high-powered telephoto lens, Mrs. Clinton revealed that “Bill wasn’t upset. He liked the photo.”

Bill Clinton has proven to be a big believer in phony beach photo ops. Who can forget D-Day in 1994 and Bill waxing sentimental on the sandy shore of Normandy?  It was there that lower-lip-biting solitary Slick Willy created a cross out of a pile of pebbles created out of thin air. Similar to how menopausal Hillary and a paunchy Bill in wrinkled swim trunks also showed up out of nowhere in photos slow-dancing next to an upside-down kayak.

The Clinton swimsuit scam is a perfect example of supposedly smart people behaving in a manner so out of character that it’s obvious their action is a calculated attempt to influence public opinion.

Who can forget Bill Clinton, the cigar-smoking king of dalliances, in a marital embrace with the only female he had no romantic interest in – political careerist Hillary Clinton, supposedly “the smartest woman in the world,” who allowed herself to be photographed in a bathing suit from behind – and they expected the American public to believe this was genuine?

How stupid do these two think we are? Oh, that’s right – liberals are deluded into believing everyone besides themselves are nothing more than gullible dumbbells with deficient IQ’s.

In reality, the Clinton marriage is comprised of two ambitious people living separate lives yet remaining married purely for political expediency.  Any public exhibit of conjugal oneness on the part of the Clintons is cunning manipulation by two con artists who mistakenly believe they’re smarter than everyone else; in their arrogance, each one clearly lacks the awareness to understand that those they sought to swindle were already onto their ruse.

Phonies like the devious Arkansan duo from Chappaqua aside, it didn’t seem possible that carpet-bagging Yankee fans with Jewish family roots and an office in Harlem could be upstaged in the chicanery department. But the Clintons have finally been shown up by the “Harvard Law grad, clearly brilliant” Michelle Obama and Barack Obama, the guy with the “intellectual stammer [that] signals [his] brain … is moving so fast that [his] mouth can’t keep up.”

Years after Bill Clinton set out across America redeeming his reputation as a humanitarian interested in the well-being of both sexes, a historic whiz kid named Barack Obama has been about the business of one-upping both the Secretary and the Slickster by using newfangled but similarly fake scenarios in an attempt to influence public opinion.

For instance, whenever his Christianity is question, Barack Obama, the man who prefers to worship at the First Church of Hardwood, shelves the basketball and takes a saunter over to St. John’s Church, family in tow, dressed in Sunday go-to-meeting finery under the watchful eye of photographers documenting the devout attitude of America’s non-Muslim president.

On more than one occasion, to redeem his sullied reputation or champion an unpopular cause, Obama has done things that rival even the most romantic beach dancing. After the BP oil spill and after scarfing down a lemon-lime snow cone, a distraught Barack sunk to his knees to collect tar balls on the Gulf of Mexico.  He made a pre-planned, staged “surprise” visit to see the all the troops in Iraq (all except the ones who didn’t vote for him) and even provided hospital lab coats to an army of supporters who suddenly showed up in the Rose Garden to applaud the passing of the healthcare reform bill.

Even still, while Barry and Bill are both proficient at treating Americans like dolts, when it comes to phony change-the-subject photo ops, Michelle ‘Dupery’ Obama puts Hillary ‘Duplicity’ Clinton to shame in the phony-reality department.

When Barack was running for President of the United States, Michelle was shrewd enough to show up on talk shows in J. Crew sweaters and affordable dresses.  The goal at the time was to send a message to America, in much the same way Hill and Bill pretend to actually like each other, that the Obamas are middle-class, shabby-chic shopping folk.

Three seconds after Barry moved into the Oval Office, Michelle abandoned the Gap for a front row seat on a runway crammed with high-end fashion designers, Lanvin ‘soup kitchen’ footwear, $500 Tory Burch gardening boots, and $500K-per-year in staff and personal assistants.

Michelle Obama is either a woman who thinks Americans are slow on the uptake, or couldn’t care less what any of us think.

Recently recruited to assist the re-election efforts of a president whose poll numbers are falling faster than his wife changes outfits, it seemed time to call out the cameras, change from couture into khakis, and send Mrs. Obama on a shopping trip that screams “I push around red shopping carts and pre-scan items to keep on a budget too.”

Resurrecting the subject of shopping in an attempt to make the President’s wife appear to identify with those who’ve compared the lines at Target with those at Wal-Mart, über brilliant liberal advisors dispatched the same woman who recently wore $40K in diamond-encrusted wristlets to a fundraising event, to bargain-shop for Lysol and dog food.

Although accompanied by photographers and a cavalcade of Secret Service, Democrats can only hope that while at Target the incognito Mrs. Obama thought ahead and purchased a one-piece bathing suit for herself and boxer-style swim trunks for Barack.

If the downward trend of the President’s popularity continues, Barry and Michelle have a unique opportunity to try and outdo the Clintons’ phony photo op:  instead of bunking at a five-star hotel, sweethearts Mr. and Mrs. Obama can attempt to win back wayward voters by holding their noses to dance poolside on a budget getaway at a rinky-dink Holiday Inn.

A Dog’s Warning to America

Originally posted at American Thinker Blog

For those Americans chomping at the bit to have Big Brother administer healthcare, it might be wise to consider this: “If Target isn’t safe, nobody is.”

Target was the famous pooch that saved the lives of 50 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The dog “helped scare a suicide bomber who showed up at a base wearing 25 lbs of explosives, barking at and biting the terrorist. Target was hailed a hero… treated by medics as though she was a soldier.”

Target survived IED explosions and the Taliban.  However, surviving a local government employee was an insurmountable challenge even a canine war heroine couldn’t win.  Target was mistakenly euthanized.

Although the guilty employee is on administrative leave after unintentionally putting Target to sleep, unfortunately the dog that managed to make it to America from war-torn Afghanistan won’t be returning home from doggy heaven any time soon.

Ruth Stalter, director of the Animal Care and Control Center explained: “When it comes to euthanizing an animal, there are some clear-cut procedures to follow. Based on my preliminary investigation, our employee did not follow those procedures.”

Dare I say  – too late!

Before going into the story of Target’s untimely end, it’s important to note Pinal County’s Animal Care and Control is a Division of the Health and Human Services Department, a county agency that “protects the health and welfare of Pinal County citizens.”  In other words, the animal shelter is government-run on the county level.

Based on ordinances, the division enforces regulations and provisions, “humanely” cares for animals, and provides “proactive and ongoing public education and information to the residents.” Above all, the organization prides itself on always adhering to “professional standards in all aspects of public relations and animal management.”

Tell that one to the dog’s owner Sgt Terry Young and his devastated four year-old son.

Sgt Young said: “‘I just can’t believe that something like this would happen to such a good dog.” Target escaped from Young’s yard, and although the sergeant tried desperately to find her a concerned neighbor had already called the shelter.   Poor Target fell into the hands of the enemy, disguised as a friendly government worker, with a Phenobarbital-filled needle and a bottom line.

After tracking down the missing dog, Sgt. Young tried to reclaim his pet only to find the shelter was closed until Monday.  You know the old adage – “Don’t get sick on the weekend…there’s nobody on staff,” especially if the hospital workers are on the government payroll.

Nevertheless, on Monday Sgt. Young attempted to retrieve Target, “only to find out she was dead.” County officials say the “employee mistakenly took the dog out of its pen … and euthanized it.”

A teary Sgt Young told a local TV station: “My four year-old son just can’t understand what is going on with Target and keeps asking me to get the poison out of her and bring her home. They don’t want her to go be with God yet.”

Target the Heroine Dog’s Post-mortem message to America: Once Obamacare kicks in, be wary of smiling bureaucrats touting professional standards in all aspects of health care management, because the government fix may include an inept health care worker sending any one of us on a premature one-way trip, even though it isn’t our time “to go be with God yet.”

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