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Obama chillin’ in Chilmark

president-first-lady-host-girls-scouts-at-first-ever-white-house-campoutOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

President Barack Obama must have felt that after doing a decent amount of damage to the country this week, he earned the right to leave early for his 17-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.  This year the president will be kicking back at the same $12-million Chilmark seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate that he and Michelle and their entourage rented last year.

The president’s convoy includes the usual tagalongs and top aides, among whom are the gravelly-voiced national security adviser Susan Rice and Obama’s Iranian-born senior adviser/muse Valerie Jarrett.

Also accompanying him on the trip are younger daughter Sasha and wife Michelle and her donut-shaped hair bun, which, of late, she’s been balancing like a bird’s nest on the top of her head.

Oldest daughter Malia is still in New York City, where she’s summer-interning with Lena Dunham.

Lena is the writer/producer/star of the raunchy HBO series Girls.  In addition to dreaming up Girls, Malia’s summer supervisor, whose father Caroll does giant-sized paintings of giant-sized women with giant-sized genitals, also admitted to sexually molesting her younger sister Grace when they were kids.

So while Sasha is learning to boogie-board and taking leisurely hikes with Mom and Dad, 16-year-old Malia will be doing more important things like watching Lena Dunham roll around nude on the set of Girls, learning how to get a woman to crawl on all fours before participating in rough sex, and getting a close-up view of things like flesh-colored pasties and prosthetic penises.

As for the rest of the family, while Congress considers the shameful Iran deal, Dad Obama will be eating “Barack My World” ice cream at Mad Martha’s, donning a ridiculous-looking helmet to go biking, and, before tearing up the links, probably slip into those nerdy-looking khaki shorts and saddle shoes.

Also, while in between a few arm-twisting phone calls to Jewish congressman Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is reportedly opposed to giving Iran nuclear bomb, Obama will undoubtedly join Sasha and Michelle and that huge bun of hers on outings to Oak Bluff for lobster rolls and fried clams at Nancy’s and delicacies like Fontina Ravioli at the upscale Sweet Life Café.

One potential highlight of the trip does include the prospect of Obama bumping into former secretary of state and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who will also be visiting the tony enclave for the annual birthday soirée for Ann Jordan, wife of Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan.

Last year the Clintons and the Obamas all self-consciously bit their bottom lips as they robotically danced the night away at Ann Jordan’s 80th birthday.

Speaking of dancing, while the five American service men killed in a terrorist attack in Chattanooga were being buried, Obama was line-dancing in Kenya.  So, who better than the Lipala expert to set an example for the partiers by demonstrating how efficient he’s become at conveying a message of coldhearted indifference.

Hopefully, this year there won’t be another hurricane, flare-up of Middle East unrest, ISIS beheading of an American, or a black thug shot by a white police officer to distract Obama from hanging out in a vacation spot frequented by those he disparagingly calls “life’s lottery winners.”

Either way, 17 days from now, before returning home to Washington, D.C., a fully rested and energized Barack will have had enough time to have thought of a way to exempt himself from his phony crusade against income inequality.

After he figures out a way to relate to the little people, the president can busy himself with illegally overriding any and all opposition to the Iraq deal and negotiating another crushing federal budget.  Then, in September, he’ll welcome to the White House a provocative pope who shares his obsession with nonexistent climate change.

As if all that weren’t enough, the president also has plans to roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who, unlike Obama, rather than purge and emasculate the Chinese military, is plotting future world domination by promoting his top military generals.

Mama Obama’s Half-Century Birthday Gift: A Vacation!

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Originally posted at the Blacksphere

It’s generally agreed that Michelle Obama loves to vacation, and vacation she does.

Rumor has it that during the president’s first term, the First Lady spent a total of $10 million on vacations.

What we do know is that on more than one occasion, with zero concern over Air Force One costing $181K per hour, Michelle has flown to Hawaii ahead of her husband. But this time it’s different. After an extended 17-day, estimated $4-million family getaway in Oahu, Michelle has decided to linger awhile after hubby and the kids headed back to Washington DC.

Usually there’s an excuse for Michelle Obama’s luxurious self-indulgence. In 2010 when unemployment was at 9.5% Mrs. Obama spent approximately $500K of taxpayers’ money on a trip to a resort on Spain’s Costa del Sol that included 40 people who tagged along.

The ‘you better not criticize’ excuse that time was that she was on a “private, mother-daughter trip” with Sasha.

This time, the spin is that “As part of her birthday gift from the President, the First Lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday.” Judging from some of the photos that circulated during the family portion of the vacation, it looks like Michelle remaining behind might have nothing at all to do with a pre-birthday gift.

But whatever the reason, most Americans would agree that it’s important for the birthday girl to chill out with BFFs at Oprah Winfrey’s “exquisite” Maui estate.

So, while sick people are storming out of emergency rooms, because although they enrolled in Obamacare they have no insurance, Michelle is enjoying additional time relaxing with friends in a “remote up-country region, where the houses that dot the moss-covered rock [Hawaiian] hillside face the ocean.”

After all, in anticipation of hitting the big 5-0 the first lady does need to rest up before the Dougie dance party the White House has planned for January 18th.  Not only that, but 17 days of vacation does have a tendency to wear a girl out.

With that in mind, Michelle has sent the kids home along with the old man and is now officially part of a “Waiting to Exhale”-style “girls’ getaway” attended by Oprah’s best bud, CBS’s Gayle King, Barack Obama’s best bud Valerie Jarrett. Also invited, Sharon Malone, Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife and co-owner with her sister of Old National GYN, an abortion clinic building in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Hawaii home of billionaire media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, has been described as “an ordinary little gray ranch.”

However, it has been renovated and is now “the perfect 21st century farmhouse.”  Horses surround the ranch, which has raised ceilings and French doors throughout, and is wrapped around by a porch that looks out over the Pacific Ocean.

That’s why the American people should breathe a collective sigh of relief that our very own first lady isn’t bunking just any old place.

In a story for Oprah.com, Ms. Winfrey spoke fondly about her Hawaiian house. “I love, love, love my house,” she said, “[i]t’s a gem, so sweet and exquisite. Such a real, normal house. It feels like a nice blanket. A lovely and soft cashmere one.”

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Oprah has described her estate as a place so tranquil and “sacred” that she’s had New Age experiences she’s described as “some transcendent, powerful and revelatory moments on the island.”

That’s why there’s a chance that Michelle Obama is having similar “transcendent, powerful and revelatory” experiences, which could bode well for America.

Perhaps after sitting on Oprah’s “front porch …[watching] the greatest light show on earth” for a day or two, “sip[ping] drinks inspired by whatever is fresh and delicious — mango, guava, pineapple, cucumber, basil,” or riding “horses to the top to watch the moon rise over the ridge,” Michelle’s weary, overworked soul will be restored.

Then, after Mrs. Obama has had that long-overdue revelatory moment, hopefully she’ll finally come to realize that her depraved indifference to the suffering of others is really starting to irk the restless natives stuck back on the mainland with Barry and the kids.

 

Obama at Martha’s Vineyard: Fried Oysters and Fried America!

6-300x173Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Not surprisingly, just like he disregards the US Constitution, Barack Obama disregards the Michelle-dictated menu and eats whatever he wants.

Even if he appears to obey, we all know that the whole healthy lifestyle deal is a ruse anyway, orchestrated by self-appointed “Let’s Move!” guru Michelle Obama who also, whether on vacation or dropping in on a DC Shake Shack, has been known to tuck into some high-calorie meals herself.

Still, Barack Obama’s relationship with fried food is eerily symbolic, especially because the president is scorching any chance for America to recoup its once-great glory.  That may be why, while meandering around Martha’s Vineyard, he seems drawn to fried foods.

Either that or the president worked up a hearty appetite golfing, playing basketball, and hopping in and out of his limo to go to cocktail parties with NPR bigwigs.  If the latter is the case, directing his motorcade to head toward Martha’s Vineyard’s Oak Bluffs to commandeer for himself two shopping bags full of fried crustaceans isn’t at all surprising.

Sniffing out the scent of oil in a deep fryer, Obama, wearing a casual blue fleece, a Chicago White Sox cap, and Nike sneakers, found his way to Nancy’s, the waterfront restaurant and snack bar. Michelle was not hiding out in the backside of the Beast, so she may have been back at the $7.6 million estate practicing hip-hop dance moves for her up-and-coming rap album and video.

Emerging from the limo, Obama greeted around 40 sycophants who had assembled outside the restaurant in the drizzling rain. He worked his way down the line, shook hands with the star-struck proletariats, and lied and said “good to see you” and “great to be here.”

With fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried onion rings, and French fries on his mind, the president broke away, approached the window, and ordered two satchels loaded down with exactly those things.

At the counter Obama told a greasy-looking white-haired guy with a huge potbelly, “Good to see you man, thanks for feeding us.”

Then, like the obedient little errand boy that he is, the president gathered up and lugged two shopping bags full of fried grub to the Oak Bluffs home of senior adviser and longtime friend, Valerie Jarrett, who was probably tapping her foot with her arms crossed, glaring out the window impatiently.

What took place when Obama got there is hard to imagine.

However, what isn’t hard to imagine is Val and Barry, feeding each other fried oysters while cooking up a plan to move America “out of the frying pan and into the fire.”

Obama ‘In the Morehouse’

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Originally posted at American Thinker

Recently, President Obama, with Valerie Jarrett in tow, graced the podium at Morehouse College to deliver the keynote speech at the historically all-male black liberal arts institution’s commencement ceremonies.  Morehouse’s alumni include notables such as actors/Obama bootlickers Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as non-bootlicker Herman Cain.

Without the assistance of a Marine to shield him from the rain, Obama put on his best “in the house” accent and greeted distinguished guests and 2013 graduates.  Then, after talking about hair and Michelle’s feelings about rain, the president bestowed dispensational entitlement “Crown Forum credits” upon students who would otherwise be ineligible to graduate without them.

Barack “You can’t tell me much” Obama, newly installed as an honorary member of the elite African-American Morehouse Men intellectuals, told the group, “You can always tell a Morehouse Man — but you can’t tell him much.”

With that in mind, one can’t help but wonder whether the scandal-ridden Obama heard his own words when he quoted late Morehouse president Benjamin Mays, who once said, “It will not be sufficient for … any college, for that matter, to produce clever graduates … but rather honest men, men who can be trusted in public and private lif[e].”

As he spoke of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama proved again that he harbors deep-seated bitterness by focusing on skin color instead of the content of character.  Worse than that, the president had the audacity to tie Dr. King to community organizer/Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky when he talked about how at Morehouse MLK was introduced to “the writings of Gandhi and Thoreau, and the theory of civil disobedience.”

Then, just as he did in Israel, and as both he and his wife Michelle do every chance they get, Obama paraphrased the following Alinsky quote: “It is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be.”  Regarding Martin Luther King, Jr., the president proclaimed, “It was here that professors encouraged him to look past the world as it was and fight for the world as it should be.”

Moving right along, Obama chose to transport the graduates back to a time when “Jim Crow culture told [them] every day that somehow you were inferior,” and that despite their ability to pay $40K a year in tuition, “the bitter legacy of slavery and segregation” has not “vanished entirely.”

Barack Obama reminded the grads that, even though “someone who looks just like [him] can somehow come to serve as president of these United States of America,” or become a zillionaire like Jay-Z, Tiger Woods, and Sean “Diddy” Combs, “racism and discrimination [still] exist.”

According to the president, Morehouse Men “[w]ield something even more powerful than [a] diploma … and that’s the power of … example.”  Wait!  The president should probably disregard the four Morehouse Men arrested earlier this month for raping a Spelman student.

Broaching job creation and blacks having to “work twice as hard,” hardly working Obama covered crime- and gun-violence reduction, the security of health care, and educating children.  What he didn’t mention was his need to console a public school-educated child who couldn’t comprehend two minus one.  With plans to grant amnesty to 30 million illegals, the president saying that “subtraction is tougher than addition” suddenly makes sense.

A financially fortunate Barack Obama certainly enjoys an extravagant lifestyle and thinks nothing of spending oodles of taxpayer money.  Yet he still ridiculed “fancy jobs … nice houses[,] and the nice cars.”

Prefacing his traditional put-down of success, the president said, “[N]o one expects you to take a vow of poverty.”  Then, following that introduction, Obama clarified: “But I will say it betrays a poverty of ambition if all you think about is what goods you can buy instead of what good you can do.”

The president went on to tell the Morehouse Men: “So, yes, go get that law degree.  But if you do, ask yourself if the only option is to defend the rich and the powerful, or if you can also find some time to defend the powerless” — the latter of which being exactly what Obama chose not to do with his law degree

No Obama speech would be complete without at least one disingenuously self-deprecating aside; on this occasion, he admitted that in the past he exploited his blackness as an excuse for failure, but then confessed, “Michelle will tell you I’m not perfect.  She’s got a long list of my imperfections[.]”  The first lady corroborated that fact a few days later in Nashville, Tennessee.

Then, champion excuse-maker Barack Obama quoted the Morehouse fraternity creed — a credo that sounds strangely like the condition of America for the last five years: “Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness.”

The president also talked about his “heroic single mom,” absentee father, and being a husband and dad, and shared foretelling thoughts of what he plans to reflect upon on his deathbed.  Couched in his comments about family, Obama introduced identity politics by saying, “Be the best husband to your wife, or you’re [sic] your boyfriend, or your partne[r].”

Then, in a shameless attempt to marginalize and discriminate against anyone who’s not a minority, homosexual, or female, he linked blacks to illegals, LGBTs, Muslims, and underpaid women.  Before dredging up what it feels like to be a “marginalized … outsider” who suffers from the “sting of discrimination,” the president should have scanned the list of groups the IRS targeted for the last four years.

Nevertheless, winding down with a “House”-ful of Is, the president explained that his success didn’t result from “Ivy League degrees or SAT scores or GPAs,” — none of which anyone has ever gotten so much of a glimpse of.  Instead, according to Obama, his achievements hinge on his “sense of connection[,] … empathy,” and the obligation he feels to the black community as a black man proud of his Irish ancestry.

Ending his Morehouse comments, Obama said empathy made him successful because, like black men with less opportunity, without empathy, “I might have been in prison.  I might have been unemployed.”

Word to the wise, Mr. Obama: if the scandals continue to develop, those two “there but for the grace of God go I” scenarios you shared with the Morehouse Men may be more a prediction of what your future holds than a description of what your past might have been.

 

Obama’s Inner Circle and the ‘War on Women’

OB8248707540_381d294d01_oOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

The White House releases tons of pictures of Obama family dog Bo; pictures of Michelle Obama gardening and hula-hooping; there are even photos of President Obama teaching the Resolute Desk how to do double duty as an ottoman. What there aren’t a lot of photographs of are America’s top general in the “war on women,” Barack Obama, and his underrepresented high-ranking female advisers.  Why?  Because besides the president’s Senior Advisor and admitted ‘main man’ Valerie Jarrett, there simply aren’t very many women around.

So what does this say about Barack Obama and the left’s contrived “war on women?”  Well, given the fact that high-level women are a scarcity at the White House and Obama pays his female staffers about 18% less than his male staffers, the definition of the “war on women” obviously has nothing to do with political or economic equal rights.  Instead, if Sandra Fluke and her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome sisters are the chosen poster girls for female oppression, then apparently outfitting women for carefree sex is how liberals plan to win the gender conflict.

After all, didn’t Democrats haul Sandra Fluke out in front of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on women’s health and contraception to expound upon American women’s need for free birth control? That right there should have insulted liberated ladies who for years have tried to separate sex from significance.  But then again, if Obama consistently pays his female staffers $11K less than the males, it’s understandable that the president might feel that working women could be a little pressed for cash to purchase the necessary protection for after-work dalliances.

Georgetown University Law School graduate Sandra Fluke became a media star when Rush Limbaugh connected the dots for America.  Rush merely pointed out that demanding health insurance provide free birth control in order to facilitate consequence-free sex presents an opportunity for women to employ government entitlements as a means to earn extra cash.

The left was apoplectic that Limbaugh dared to suggest that Sandra Fluke may actually be what she herself had intimated she might be – so much so that the President took the time to call Sandy F. to “express his disappointment that she has been the subject of inappropriate personal attacks.”  As a parent, Obama mentioned that Sandra’s parents, Richard and Betty should be proud of their daughter’s willingness to “exercise her rights as a citizen to speak out on an issue of public policy.”

Let’s remember that when casually discussing birth control, abortion, and his own twisted sense of morality, it was the president who mentioned that Sasha and Malia should not be “punished” with a baby.  That bizarre comment coming from a father of two young girls indicates that career choices and potential income are not the first and foremost opportunities Obama anticipates will face his daughters.

Nevertheless, it was during Obama’s reelection campaign that Ms. Fluke’s dog-and-filly show took to the road.  The “democrat darling” traveled the nation representing victimized womenfolk and portrayed Republicans as Neanderthals trying to deprive the fairer sex of the necessary accoutrements for a healthy sex life. But the accolades didn’t stop there; Sandra also earned a slot as a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention and TIME Magazine even considered Her Flukeness for Person of the Year.

Meanwhile, as Sandra was busily helping secure Obama’s reelection with the hyper-dependent Julias of the world, female employees working on Obama’s reelection campaign were earning an “average of $6,872…compared with an average of $7,235 for male employees. That is a difference of $363, or 5.3 percent.”

Then, recently, a White House Flicker photo was released of a meeting of Barack Obama’s top advisers.  The picture was void of even one female representative, so either the president’s top-level ladies were busy using those free contraceptives, or women are not welcome in the president’s innermost circle.

Couple the missing female Obama advisers with the president’s female staffers and campaign employees being paid considerably less than males and there’s a clear indication that the liberal “war on women” fiction involves something besides addressing traditional feminist issues.

Therefore, based on the lack of female representation and continued salary inequity in the Obama administration, as well as the emphasis in the “war on women” being on the “right” to a paternalistic birth control entitlement, it appears liberals believe women are reliant on men to protect their right to be ready for sex at a moment’s notice. It also explains why, on behalf of American women, liberal men like Barack Obama will keep fighting the good fight against conservatives who continue to insist that honoring a woman isn’t about equipping her for worry-free sex at taxpayer expense.

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