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Clash Daily Recap: Michelle Obama’s ‘Excellent Chinese Adventure’

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The first lady, Grandma Marian, a 70-person entourage, and two hormonal teenagers who’d rather have spent their spring break anywhere else but participating in Great Wall photo ops with Mom, spent approximately $3 million just to fly to Beijing China for a non-political visit with a distinctly political undercurrent.

Despite 24-hour butler service and seven days in the $8,400-a-night, 3,445 square foot, Jinmao Presidential Suite in the Bejing Westin, the Asian getaway got off to a rocky start when Grandma Marian began “barking” orders at the hotel staff.

After calming Granny down, Mrs. Obama took time to meet with China’s fetching steel drum-playing first lady Peng Liyuan and her husband Xi Jinping who, when not showering Michelle Obama with compliments, is busy amassing a huge army and aligning himself with Barack’s arch-nemesis Vladimir Putin.

The Obama contingent visited and brought their unique brand of abnormal to Beijing’s Normal School, toured the Forbidden City, took in a performance, and dined with Peng Liyun.

The first lady went all the way to China to participate in a virtual discussion with American youth about connecting with students around the world – except students in China, where Internet access and social media sites are censored.

Michelle got to visit Beijing’s Summer Place. Not her annual Martha’s Vineyard “summer place”, but Yuan Ming Yuan (the Gardens of Perfect Brightness). Then she met with American staff and family and kissed drooling babies at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the United States Consulate in Chengdu.

Reigning as supreme first lady of a nation that ranks #36 in academic achievement, Michelle felt qualified to participate in an educational roundtable where she lectured Chinese school children, who are #1 in the world in reading, math, and science, about the importance of getting a good education.

Michelle, first lady of a nation whose husband, the president, flouts the Constitution and crushes the First Amendment, also felt qualified to lecture an audience at Peking University. Those students would be thrown in prison or shot if they took Michelle’s message to heart and protested for the “universal right” to freedom of speech, religion, and access to the Internet, all of which are gradually fading away in the U.S.

Michelle also found time to complain about her tough childhood to children who often have only rice to eat and whose parents are lucky to be earning $10,000 in American dollars per year.

Then Mrs. Obama attempted to convince No. 7 High School children who live under Communist oppression that if they excel in their studies, which they already do, they could grow up to be another Lebron James, Janelle Monáe Robinson (no relation to Michelle LaVaughn Robinson), or President of the United States!

Taxpayers should be glad to spend millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama to jump rope, play Ping-Pong, practice tai chi in a dress and kitten heels, and wave red ribbons around. Not to mention footing the bill for the girls to visit ancient tourist sites like the Xi’an City Wall and the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

At the museum Sasha Obama looked bored to death and Michelle grimaced a lot too, probably because the first lady was disappointed to learn that terra cotta is not some kind of exotic Chinese dessert.

On her last day in China, Mrs. Obama, Grandma, Sasha, and Malia stood up for Tibetan minorities by watching pandas eat bamboo at the Chengdu Panda Base and by drinking yak butter tea and eating boiled yak ribs in Zangxiang Teahouse in Chengdu, China. For that event, there were no close-up pictures of Sasha’s expression or reports that anyone yakked during the yak luncheon.

After lunch, Mrs. Obama, her entourage, Grandma, Malia, and a very relieved Sasha went straight to the airport, climbed aboard the same plane that ferried them to China, and blew another $3 million flying home.

Putin Response to Obama Gay Taunt

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Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Barack Obama did not place a bloody horse head under the sheets in anyone’s bed.

However, knowing Vladimir Putin’s stance on homosexuality, America’s “First Gay President” — a man notorious for sending in-your-face, non-verbal flips of the middle finger — conveyed a strong message when he sent a US delegation that included openly homosexual representatives to Sochi.

Without uttering one word, the president expressed his disagreement with Russia’s stance on an issue he feels passionately about.

Obama’s message to Putin? Russia’s anti-homosexual views do not warrant US deference. Period.

Evidently, adolescent-types like Barack Obama are unaware that sticking your finger in the eye of an ex-KGB officer is not generally a good idea. Which may be why the Russian president smiled so much at the opening ceremonies in Sochi.

Vladimir knew he had found a way to send Obama a non-verbal message of his own. And based on the expression on the Russian president’s face, the thought was giving him a great deal of personal satisfaction.

The difference between the two messages was that Putin’s communiqué was likely much more infuriating to Obama than tennis star/lesbian Billy Jean King and the homosexual contingency attending the winter games was to Putin.

Down on the floor of Fisht Stadium, Irina Rodnina, a three-time figure skating gold medalist responsible for tweeting a racist picture of Mrs. and Mrs. Obama last year, lit the Sochi cauldron.

That’s right, the woman who sent an offensive tweet that depicted Obama with his mouth stuffed with food, and Michelle sitting beside him staring at a banana Photoshopped into the foreground of the picture, was the same woman who lit the Olympic flame.

In Russia, racist “monkey” insults and assaults on Blacks are so commonplace, African students have stopped reporting them.

That’s why, although Rodnina did delete the tweet, she never felt obliged to offer an apology for the distasteful post.

US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, disagreed and called Rodnina’s actions “outrageous behavior, which only brings shame to her parliament and country.”

Rodnina, responding to criticism from American friends, had this to say about the controversy:

“Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and you should answer for your own hang-ups.”

With that in mind, and in response to vindictive Barack Obama setting the tone by sending a non-verbal pro-homosexual message to Putin’s Russia, Vladimir sent the butt of a distasteful Tweet a missive of his own by rewarding an unrepentant racist with the honor of lighting the Sochi torch.

Moral of the story:  If Obama was going for the gold in tactless and non-verbal finger flipping, Putin flipped back and knocked him out of the lead.

Putin’s Paramour Carries the Olympic Torch!

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Originally posted at The Blacksphere

The theme and central elements on display in the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics were kept relatively secret.

However, the rumor was that at the lavish Fisht Stadium, which is in close proximity to the Black Sea where the macho Russian president purportedly dives for buried treasure, 2004 Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Alina Kabayeva would ignite the Olympic flame.

Last year, President Putin divorced Lyudmila, his wife of 30 years. It is believed that the reason for the split was Kabayeva, a woman who can balance a ball with one foot tucked under her chin. Evidently, it’s common knowledge in Russia that the fetching Alina lights Vladimir’s flame pretty consistently, which may be what gave her the experience she needed to handle Sochi’s big Olympic torch.

Just back from wrestling a bear no doubt, when asked whether his rhythmic gymnast lover, who certainly knows her way around an apparatus or two, would be lighting his fire…er, I mean lighting the Olympic torch, Mr. Putin had this to say:

“I’m aware of this (the speculation), I was told of this by (Kremlin spokesman) Dmitry Peskov. These are the usual red herrings.”

imagesSuggesting that Alina Kabayeva might be igniting the conflagration, Putin continued: “We have many outstanding sports people who are significant and known in the whole world and I am not going to interfere in this process.”

Siberian river swimmer that he is, the Russian president did clarify that it would not be him who would be lighting the flame.

Putin pointed out “I do not represent winter sports, I am just a fan.”

That’s why, between the stray dogs, brown water, bugs, and lack of light bulbs at the Sochi hotel, and  finding out that there was a good chance Putin’s mistress would light the Olympic flame, it’s too bad funny man Jay Leno just left the Tonight Show, because this Olympic torch stuff does make for some outstanding late-night comedy.gallery17

The only thing that would make better joke material than Alina lighting the Olympic torch would be if Bill Clinton decided to drop in on Sochi to see if the agile gymnast would also be interested in lighting an ex-president’s cigar.

Even sans stogie puffing Slick Willie, the Sochi Winter Olympics will have enough drama — ex-KGB thugs, erotic rhythmic gymnasts, jihadis, a US Gay Entourage — so make The Games a mad hit Ruskie soap opera.

In the end, Alina Kabayeva did not literally light the Olympic flame, she just carried the torch!

Obama’s Choom Gang Tour of the Gulf Ports

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The level of criticism being leveled against Barack Obama because of his alleged gaffe concerning his geographic ineptitude concerning the Gulf Ports is unfounded.

In one sense, it could be that our president has bigger fish to fry than mastering a geography lesson.  However, what is more likely is, that in light of Barack Obama’s level of vision and super human intelligence, it is possible that he understands and see things that mere mortals do not see nor comprehend.

The source of the most recent snickering is rooted in the president’s casual banter while on the Jay Leno late night talk show.  After discussing his stray grays, his singlehandedly crushing al Qaeda, his obedience to Michelle, as well as casting aspersions toward super spy G.W. Bush and homophobe Vladimir Putin, the conversation ambled over to the economy and infrastructure.

While there, Leno mentioned that he lives in a town where the bridge is falling apart and isn’t safe when he tools around town in his antique automobile.

In response to Leno’s complaints, the president said: “I don’t know.  As you know, for the last three years, I’ve said, let’s work together.”  Obama would fix Leno’s bridge but, unfortunately it will remain in disrepair because, although he just canceled a conciliatory one-on-one discussion with Vladimir Putin, Bipartisan Barry just can’t find anyone to cooperate with him.

Betwixt lighthearted chuckles and affectionate chitchat, Obama told Leno, “Let’s find a financing mechanism [that’s a fancy term for taxes], and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports.”

In other words, let’s stimulate more shovel ready jobs that four years after the first stimulus are still not shovel ready.

Moving right along, the President endeavored to enlarge the understanding of inexperienced Americans when he revealed that he and his Choom gang traveled in that rolling Choomwagon to places the rest of America didn’t even know existed.

The president told a spellbound Jay Leno:  “The Panama is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in.  Now, that will be finished in 2015.”  Thus far, pretty good. Then the president said:

If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.  And we’ll lose jobs.  Businesses won’t locate here.

Dear Lord, we don’t want those supertankers heading for Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville to go somewhere besides the Gulf of Mexico because of constricted ports.  Neither do we want businesses relocating, nor the loss of any additional jobs. Therefore, it’s best to get to work deepening those three ports.

Remember Sarah Palin’s revelation to ABC’s Charlie Gibson that Russia was Alaska’s next-door neighbor, and that from an island in Alaska you could see Russia?

Saturday Night Live comedian Tina Fey had a ball implying that, as evidenced by her geographical illiteracy, Sarah Palin was intellectually-challenged.

Yet, in retrospect, Sarah’s comment certainly gives credibility to Barack Obama hinting that while on his famous “57 states” Choomwagon tour of the United States, he actually perused the narrow gulf ports of Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville.

Vladimir Tells Mr. Flexible to Go Jump in a Lake

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It seems like just yesterday that Barack Obama sent a message to Vladimir Putin, via outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev, that after the 2012 election he’d have “more flexibility.”  A year and a half after Obama sent that message, Putin found out what America is coming to realize: nothing Barack Obama says means anything.  If Obama said he’d have “more flexibility,” the Russians should have expected unwavering rigidity.

Putin’s revelation started at the G8 summit in Ireland, where the two leaders “butted heads” over Syria.  Russia is Assad’s main weapons supplier; that’s why Putin is not pleased with the Obama policy of agreeing to arm rebel forces in Syria with U.S. weapons or the plan to send another $300 million in aid for Syrian refugees.

When discussing Syria in two-hour talks, neither Putin nor Mr. Flexible would budge.  But then again, Putin shouldn’t have had to budge, because he wasn’t the one who bragged about being flexible.

Then after Mr. Flexibility and Mr. Ex-KGB both put in a bid for the fitness suite at the resort hosting the G8 summit, neither wanted to give up rights to the space, nor did they want to work out together.  Obama not wanting to work out with muscleman tough guy Vladimir Putin is understandable.  Although Obama claims to be flexible, macho Putin could lift him over his head, spin him around, and snap him like a dry twig.  So Obama was smart to avoid rousing the Russian president’s testosterone in close quarters.

The dissension was over use of the gym; Obama’s lapdogs had requested it first, so the Russians backed down.  After boasting about flexibility, one would think that Barry would have graciously relinquished his spot in the gymnasium and, for diplomacy’s sake, allowed the Russian president to use the facility.  Sulky child that he is, Barack Obama did not give up his spot, and chose to stay indoors in an air-conditioned fitness room, working out with a personal trainer.

Meanwhile, Putin swam in a cold Northern Ireland lake near the Co Fermanagh’s Lough Erne hotel.  Although the water in Fermanagh is icy, let us not forget that while Obama dribbles around the hardwood pretending to be a baller in his mom jeans, Vladimir Putin swims in Siberian rivers.

As Putin chopped through the frigid lake, one can only imagine his thoughts on Mr. Flexible.  Here it is, a few weeks later, and the world may be finding out what was on the Russian president’s mind.

After digging in over Syria and commandeering the G8 gym, President Obama is demanding that Putin hand over NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who arrived in Moscow after Hong Kong refused to honor a U.S. extradition request and allowed him to board a plane to Russia.

With the same measure of flexibility Mr. Obama has exhibited on Syria, and more importantly the G8 gym space, a defiant Russia refused to hand over Snowden.

The U.S., via Secretary of State John “Swiftboat” Kerry, is threatening retaliation if the Kremlin does not cooperate, saying, “They are on notice with respect to our desires.”  Whoa!  Now that’s scary.

In other words, just like Putin made his desires known to Obama in Northern Ireland, Obama has now made his desires known to Putin in Russia.  Fully aware that Mr. Flexible is not flexible at all, Mr. Putin is responding by giving back to Obama what Obama dishes out and has all but told him to “go jump in a lake.”

Barack Bamboozles Berlin

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Barack Obama showed up again in Berlin. Sadly, 194,000 of the fawning devotees that cheered him like a rock star in 2008 chose to skip the 2013 encore.

Nonetheless, directly out of the Brandenburg gate, the president commenced with injecting race and gender into the conversationwhen he said “Angela and I don’t exactly look like previous German and American leaders.” Obama then informed the audience, consigned by invitation to stand in the blistering heat listening to his blather, that Michelle, Malia, and Sasha, rather than endure his grueling speech, chose instead to experience the “beauty and the history of Berlin” (at American taxpayers’ expense).

But probably the most amazing aspect of Obama’s Berlin speech was his typical lack of self-awareness when making assertions that conflict with everything he does. For instance, although President Obama is actively persecuting the “unoriginated birthright of man,” he quoted German philosopher Immanuel Kant, who said “freedom is the ‘unoriginated birthright of man, and it belongs to him by force of his humanity.'”

Obama even posed questions Americans ask about him:

Will we live free or in chains? Under governments that uphold our universal rights, or regimes that suppress them? In open societies that respect the sanctity of the individual and our free will, or in closed societies that suffocate the soul?

In Berlin, Obama attempted to one-up Ronald Reagan’s “Peace through Strength” strategy by stealing John F. Kennedy’s “Peace with Justice” mantra and scheduled the revision to take place at Brandenburg Gate, where his social justice spiel paled in comparison to authentic Reagan strength.

The president’s references were pitiful attempts to support the liberal dream of a daisy-holding, Kumbaya-singing utopia that the human condition prevents.

Ignoring nations stoking the nuclear flames, President “Ich bin ein Idiot” cited JFK’s famous 1962 “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech when suggesting that Germans “lift [their] eyes beyond the dangers of today… to the day of peace with justice[.]” Caught up in the rapture of the moment, Obama apparently missed the contradiction in mentioning Kennedy’s assassination six months after he promoted “peace with justice.”

Speaking of contradictions, Mr. Obama shared that Kennedy’s words are “timeless because they call upon us to care more about things than just our own self-comfort.” This from a president who’s about to embark on a $100 million African vacation, toting along a wife whose “self-comfort” demands recently included bunking in a $4,000-a-night Princess Grace suite in Ireland.

After encouraging youthful unemployed Germans to relinquish self-comfort, citizen of the world Obama shifted to “For we are not only citizens of America or Germany — we are also citizens of the world. And our fates and fortunes are linked like never before.” That is, unless linking “fates and fortunes” means sharing a $4,000-a-night hotel room with Michelle Obama.

Never mentioning pressure cookers, hijacked airplanes, banana hammock bombers, or wild-eyed Muslims gunning down American soldiers, and after riding around in an armored limo and building a mysterious underground bunker beneath the White House, Obama proclaimed, “We may no longer live in fear of global annihilation, but so long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe.”

President Obama also seemed to imply that food stamps and unemployment checks may be the answer to the threat of worldwide terrorism, which he claimed results from the “agony of an empty stomach or the anguish of unemployment.”

Then, after dissing Catholic education in Ireland, Obama dredged up sins that penitent nations have already remediated when he unnecessarily brought up intolerance and abuses “based on race, or religion, gender or sexual orientation.”

Obama then advanced a concept that he doesn’t apply to Christians or American conservatives, which is that “When we stand up for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and treat their love and their rights equally under the law, we defend our own liberty as well.”

That’s when the “Peace with justice” rant began. Obama cited free enterprise and freedom, neither of which he’s a huge fan of. From there, he segued into environmentalism, closing Guantanamo, ending the Afghan war, controlling the drones he has surveilling U.S. airspace, undermining the Constitution and calling it “balancing the pursuit of security with the protection of privacy,” and meeting moral obligations that have nothing to do with morality.

Funny, Obama proves he’s vulnerable to nuclear self-destruction whenever the Teleprompter is unavailable. Yet, he imagines peace can only be realized through sending a message to America’s enemies that in a nuclear-aggressive environment the most powerful nation in the world is voluntarily reducing the number of its nuclear warheads.

Then, after sparring with Vladimir Putin, the ex-KGB communist adulterer who’s clearly not a bastion of trustworthiness over Syria and G-8 gym space, the president claimed that Russia and the U.S. “reject the nuclear weaponization that North Korea and Iran may be seeking.”

Did he say “may be seeking?” What Obama forgot to explain was how “rejecting” nuclear weaponization saves lives if Kim Jong-Un or Hassan Rohani decides to lob a nuke.

Not to worry though; Barack quoted James Madison and then claimed that he too is moving “beyond a mindset of perpetual war.” The president cited a 2016 ‘secure nuclear materials’ summit, which despite the growing threat of international terrorism, Obama believes is a “step” toward “creat[ing] a world of peace with justice.”

The problem is that the guy who said “Threats to freedom don’t merely come from the outside. They can emerge from withi[n]” is the one threatening America’s freedom, and the perpetual warfare he speaks of is not America’s doing.

Nonetheless, in an attempt to soothe irate Germans who do not take kindly to tyrannical despots infringing on The Lives of Others, Barack Obama suggested something he does through surveillance — not face-to-face — which is to “listen to the voices who disagree” with him. Next he laughably added the importance of “always remember[ing] that government exists to serve the power of the individual, and not the other way around.”

Barack Obama ended with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote crescendo: “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

In the end, so too does “loss of freedom in America threaten freedom everywhere.” That loss is precisely why, both in Germany and here at home, free people must grasp the potentially harmful impact the ‘peace-loving’ guy standing behind eight inches of bulletproof glass seeks to impose on the Western world.

Outsmarting a Chicago Smarty at His Own Game

Originally posted at American Thinker

It’s a week since the 2012 election, and personally, I’m totally disoriented.  I mistook Friday for Wednesday; I live on an island destroyed by hurricane Sandy; and my overall mood borders on despondent.  For me, anyway, it’s depressing that left-wing academes, women in vagina suits, illegal aliens, liberal progressives, 85% of all Muslims living in America, and Hugo Chávez, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are all equally ecstatic about the re-election of Barack Obama.

While disconcerting to most, those types of accolades have not been wasted on the president.  He has mistaken a non-mandate for a mandate and is wasting zero time frenetically fast-tracking policies guaranteed to further limit the constitutional freedoms of every American, including those who were twirling around like Deadheads after the November 6 election was called.

And even though the Republicans retained control of the House, in the bleakness and disappointment that remains, there seems to be little hope left for those who thought the election would turn out differently.

The truth is that while the last vestiges of freedom hinge directly on state representatives who attest to conservative principles, hearing Barry’s favorite golf partner John Boehner saying that ObamaCare is now “the law of the land” has made many, including myself, want to throw ourselves off that “fiscal cliff” that’s currently the topic of alarmed discussion.

On the day following the election, Speaker Boehner politely acquiesced to the effect that the people’s choice indicates that indeed this is Barack Obama’s “moment.”  However, Boehner did maintain that while he’s committed to assisting the president in reining in entitlement programs and is anxious to support serious spending cuts, Congress is not open to punishing small business owners — i.e., “the rich” — with tax increases.

Sorry, but John Boehner feigning bravado coupled with Barack Obama’s self-assured swaggering has only added to the pervading depression that has gripped half the country.  What America is currently being subjected to by Barack Obama is the same “I won” attitude he had in 2009 when he proposed and implemented his failed $787-billion stimulus package.

Nonetheless, John Boehner has encouraged the president to take the lead.  Yet for the sake of the future of America, at this juncture, John is the one who should be doing the leading.

Instead of immediately extending an olive branch, what the speaker of the House should recognize is that he’s the one who holds the power when it comes to everything the cocksure Obama believes he now controls.  If Mr. Boehner spent more time paying attention and less time at the tanning salon, he might realize that the key to hamstringing Barack Obama’s goals is to outsmart a Chicago smarty at his own game.

How?  Well, before election week ended, the retired four-star general/civilian CIA director General David Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair and promptly stepped down.  Petraeus’s shocking resignation took place one week prior to being compelled to testify before Congress about the seven-hour terrorist attack on the Libyan consulate in Benghazi that took the lives of four Americans on the anniversary of September 11.

As a group, most Obama voters have proven to be generally oblivious to the more serious issues facing America’s future.  Perhaps David Petraeus’s suspiciously timed resignation will be the thing that finally captures the attention of those who, thus far, have been more concerned with Big Bird and birth control than an American ambassador being raped, tortured, and killed.

Therefore, instead of allowing the haughty Barack Obama to continue calling the shots, House Republicans could use General Petraeus’s resignation as a catalyst to wrest control from the president and place it back into the hands of the American people.

To do so, it would be necessary for congressional Republicans to muster up the temerity to use the Benghazi cover-up as clout; then, once they’re hit in the paycheck, even those who supported the foolishly reelected Two-Term Terminator will be demanding answers about what went down in Libya.

In lieu of Petraeus’s testimony, the first step would be for Republicans to promptly petition the White House to hand over all correspondence relating to the Benghazi event.  John Boehner could then demand pertinent evidence including e-mails and videos from the Situation Room, from which place the terrorist attack was taped as it unfolded in real time.  If Barack Obama and his minions choose to continue to stonewall, the speaker will be justified in countering the president’s refusal by publicly refusing to comply with budgetary negotiations, including discussions about tax cuts, rates, and revenue.

If Mr. Boehner manages to effectively utilize the incident in Benghazi for political leverage and the nation subsequently careens forward over the “fiscal cliff,” the president can then be held accountable.  Moreover, Boehner will at least have a fighting chance to make the argument that the nation’s economic woes are a result of the White House refusing to come clean.

In other words, if, on behalf of the American people, Republicans in Congress suck it up and grasp the optimal set of circumstances currently before them, then, caught between a “fiscal cliff” and Benghazi, Barack Obama will be the one doing the surrendering, not the other way around.

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