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BO heading to West Palm Beach for private golf lessons after he hits Chicago to talk about “gun violence”.  White House Dossier reports

Taxpayers will be sending President Obama on his second vacation of the year when he departs Friday aboard Air Force One for a Presidents’ Day Weekend excursion to West Palm Beach, Florida.

Without apparent irony, Obama has decided to jet to a well-trod stomping ground of the rich just days after presenting himself to the nation in his State of the Union speech as the guardian of the middle class.

Not to be outdone by Preezy, MO will be vacationing in Aspen. Don’t you love the lifestyle they afford themselves on the taxpayer dime?

According to Aspen newspapers, both Michelle and Vice President Biden are expected on the slopes. The White House has not yet announced the trip, and it’s not clear when she will be leaving, though she will presumably go today.

Michelle’s separate excursion from the president means that, even as the government prepares to slash spending as the March 1 sequester approaches, taxpayers will be footing the bill for two separate Obama vacations, paying for items like travel and the expensive security and staff entourages that accompany them everywhere.

How about that VDay dinner? Had traffic snarled for hours as they dined on a $900 meal.  I am so totally impressed with all that “sacrificin” and “belt tightening” being done by teh WONS. Wonder how many other couples evening was ruined so MO could get her fair share of fodder.

http://twitchy.com/2013/02/14/barack-and-michelles-valentines-day-date-causes-massive-traffic-jam-in-dc/

As part of Black History Month, Mrs. O hosted a White House workshop to celebrate the film Beasts of the Southern Wild today. On the fashion front, Mrs. O’s look was defined by her accessories. Wearing a basic black top and pants, the first lady accessorized with a layered mixed stone statement necklace and gold hoop earrings.First Lady Delivers Remarks at Workshop for High School Studentswoven gold earrings with gunmetal spikes and an ‘Elements’ druzy stone necklace, both by Alexis Bittar. http://mrs-o.com/

House has voted to override BO’s executive order for a fed pay raise

The House voted Friday to freeze the pay of federal workers for the third year in a row over the objections of congressional Democrats and the Obama administration.

Members voted 261-154 in favor of the bill, which would also lock in a pay freeze for members of Congress. It exempts people serving in the military.

The bill won significant support from Democrats — 43 voted for it — while 10 Republicans voted against it.

The legislation is an attempt to override President Obama’s executive order in December that seeks to give federal workers a 0.5 percent pay hike in late March. That order incensed congressional Republicans, who criticized it as an attempt to seize control of an issue that has been left to Congress.

Sequestration on the way. Nancy Pelosi is very upset about “dignity” of Congress. Well, dignity aside, she wanted this as much as BO and Reid. Now they’re all whining about it. Preezy was adamant about the whole issue.

Democrats thought it was a great idea when the White House demanded that Republicans accept it in the summer 2011 budget deal, and as late as just a few months ago, Barack Obama scolded Republicans for trying to “wriggle out” of the deal.  When Republicans embraced the cuts, suddenly Democrats started talking about how dangerous they are.  Perhaps neither side is terribly anxious in reality to undo the only reductions in spending that they’ve so far managed to produce, and that’s why they’re all leaving town rather than deal with the consequences.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs.

“I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”

Yes, Congress should be rewarded for just being elected. Never mind they haven’t been doing their job for the past 6 years, it’s enough they have the “dignity” of the job to get their “reward”.

Preezy is pretty insistent that his is the “most transparent government” ever in the history of the world…because he said so. Benghazi and Fast and Furious doesn’t count…..well…..because he said so.

President Obama once again claimed his administration is the “most transparent in history” Thursday, despite lengthy record of failed reform and increased secrecy.

Obama was answering questions during a Google hangout when a woman questioned him on his promises of greater government transparency, noting things “feels a lot less transparent.”

“This is the most transparent administration in history,” Obama assured the woman. “I can document that this is the case.”

“Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the record,” Obama continued. “Just about every law that we pass and rule that we implement we put online for everyone to see.”

See, BO can document it …….so we can absolutely believe it to be the truth….even if our lying eyes tell us differently.

“In the beginning of 2010, [Obama] said he made a significant mistake by abandoning some of his pledges related to transparency,” said Josh Gerstein of Politico, “and that going forward they would do things differently. Seems to me we are forward and it seems to me we’re not doing things any differently.”

It was a more-in-sadness-than-in-anger critique of Obama often heard from the political left, and the moderator, the Sunlight Foundation’s Daniel Schuman, was apologetic. “We’re placing a lot of blame at the administration,” he observed. “Or blame isn’t the right word — maybe responsibility.”

No, blame is just fine. The Obama administration’s high level of opacity, though typical of modern presidencies, is troubling precisely because the president was so clear about his determination to do things differently. As recently as early last year, some open-government advocates were still hopeful, presenting Obama with an anti-secrecy award at the White House. But even then, there were signs of trouble: The award presentation wasn’t on his schedule and was closed to reporters.

By certain measures, “overall secrecy has actually increased rather than declined,” said Steven Aftergood, who runs the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy. “Criminalization of unauthorized disclosures of information to the press has risen sharply, becoming a preferred tactic. Efforts to promote public accountability in controversial aspects of counterterrorism policy such as targeted killing have been blocked by threadbare, hardly credible national security secrecy claims.”

A Washington Post report from this past summer concluded that “by some measures the government is keeping more secrets than before.” Those making Freedom of Information Act requests in 2011 were less likely than in 2010 to get material from 10 of 15 Cabinet agencies, which were more likely to exploit the law’s exemptions.

What’s on your minds today?

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34 Comments

  1. Ain’t it the truth….
    […]Do you know why men think women are crazy? It’s because women act crazy. And that, dear reader, is how women ruin everything for women.

    If the thought of a kiss makes you think “sexual assault,” then maybe you need to rethink the people with whom you associate. Don’t project that warped world view onto the rest of society and ruin it for the normal people. The feminist minority might want Ashley Wilkes, but the rest of us want Rhett Butler.[…]

    http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/02/14/why-women-ruin-everything-for-women/?singlepage=true

    • srdem65

      The Good Lord saw to it that men would be agressive and forceful in relations with a woman. Not violent or to assault them, but to make the first move…so to speak.
      No man should ever be afraid to make the ‘first move’, if he’s rejected he should move on.
      As for the kissing commercial; I don’t know. it wasn’t a ‘first move’, it was a kissing attack.
      I wouldn’t call it ‘rapey’, but it wasn’t loving, or a way to gain the lady’s heart.

  2. I cannot wrap my head around the way BO thinks. He actually feels that the laws of our country hinder his ability to be an effective leader. Have we ever had a President this arrogant?

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/15/obama-the-problem-is-im-not-emperor/

    • BTW, am I the only person who has noticed how often he compares himself to a king, emperor, or some other ruler who maintains power for life?

      • The last time he said something like that we got the DREAM Act….executive order….

      • srdem65

        You’re right. It’s another example of how he’s perceived as different, that he doesn’t fit the American definition. I don’t mean he’s anti-American (though I do wonder), but he’s not like us. He’s not like any other President, either.
        Scary guy.

        • I’ve noticed that he brings up that royalty act a lot, and the press pushes the Sun King angle with all those dippy ‘halos’ In his photographs. He has a child’s eye view of the presidency. Recall that many people that knew him as a child had stated that even then, he wanted to be president. His little baby dream didn’t grow up with the inset if reality, he sees himself as a child’s drawing of a president.

    • SHAGit

      “My job is to execute laws that are passed.” The Constitution does not say that the President shall execute the laws, but that ”he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed”. And that is why obama is a retardo who needs to be removed from office ASAP.

      http://constitution.findlaw.com/article2/annotation16.html

  3. Russian bombers …..WTH is Preezy doing?
    http://freebeacon.com/bear-bombers-over-guam/

  4. Hedging their bets….SEC freezes assets

    The SEC accuses “unknown traders” of having advance word of the deal and buying options a day ahead of the news to make “risky bets” that Heinz’s stock price would rise. Both the size and the timing of the trades raised suspicions at the SEC.

    According to the government, the traders made more than $1.7 million when Heinz’s stock soared almost 20 percent after the merger was announced publicly

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/100442841

    • srdem65

      Gee, we wouldn’t think that our new Secretary of State that’s married to the heir to Heinz Corp would have told some of his old buddies in the Senate about the sale…./sarc/

      • …or Facebook would be getting a 450 million refund from the gov
        Kerry stands to make $670,000 from the deal.

  5. srdem65

    So, Barack is in PalmSprings and our MO is in Aspen. Hmmm. I know lots of people think that’s wrong for a married couple to go different places, but if your spouse likes to fish or hunt, you don’t have to go with him. Or if you like to ski and your friends do too, but the spouse would rather clean the garage than go skiing, that’s OK too.
    What isn’t OK is that we’re flying both of them and their friends in OUR airplanes and paying for two sets of Secret Service and other support people to go with them.
    That’s the wrong part and it makes me angry.

    • I’m waiting for the “ambassadorial trips” to exotic places that MO likes to take for childhood obesity and Mooove!

  6. Lulu

    Speaking of Black History, here is our Mooch only five years ago – March 2008:

    • How many nose jobs has she had? Not to mention all the other junk she’s done to her face.

      • At one time she actually had hair….her own hair…

        • What I would like to question is why she felt the need to alter her features? Let’s be honest, we all know quirky looking people who become beautiful after you find out their personalities are beautiful. Oh wait, I think I just answered my own question. Maybe she felt the need to use the plastic surgery equivalent of Killz on the leaky, rundown apartment that is her personality.

  7. Right, illegal aliens are just here to work…..sanctuary policies keep illegal criminal aliens from being deported

    Despite this epidemic of underage gang-operated prostitution rings near the nation’s capital, last fall the Obama administration quietly shut down a crucial FBI division—National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC)—dedicated to countering gang violence. The alarming move came at a time when gang violence in the United States was at an all-time high, according to the government’s own figures.

    When the NGIC got the ax, its latest annual gang threat assessment had revealed that gangs are responsible for nearly half of all violent crimes in most parts of the country and up to 90% in many jurisdictions. That’s because there are over 33,000 active gangs in the U.S. with some 1.4 million members, according to the now-defunct NGIC, which was created by Congress in 2005 to help curb the growth of gangs and related criminal activity.

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/02/sanctuary-policies-aid-gang-run-prostitution-rings-in-d-c/

  8. C-Span doing a year-long series on the First Ladies. I will definitely watch this!

    http://news.yahoo.com/c-span-begins-series-first-ladies-181703300.html

  9. Both Preezy and MO seem to be hiding out…..shhhhh…..if there are zero pics, no one will know we’ve been here… LOL 😀

  10. O/T Today was qualifying day for NASCAR’s big race next weekend…the Daytona 500. Unlike other sports that end their season with the biggest, NASCAR starts theirs with the biggest and the best. The fastest driver today who will lead all the others to the green flag next weekend….drum roll…the only girl in the field…Danica Patrick! You go girl!!!

    • lolz…..”pole position”…..gives a whole new meaning….YAY!!! 😉

  11. I have never seen this type of fearmongering from a President before. He is openly threatening the American people if they do not bow to his every whim. SOB

    • And did he really just just say that every week there is a “manufactured crisis” without a hint of irony? He is the one manufacturing them!

    • And now he walks away without givng the press the opportunity to question the pile of horse pucky he laid at their feet. I cannot stand this man.

  12. “University of Colorado’s Advice on How to Avoid Being Raped”

    I’d laugh if it weren’t for the fact that they are dead serious.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/340960/university-colorados-advice-how-avoid-being-raped-charles-c-w-cooke

    • Waiting for 2012

      I’ll try to remember to only schedule my rape episodes when I have my period.

      Seriously, this list almost read verbatim of what the female gym teacher told us (we werw 12 years old then) in a “self-defense” class. I still remember one girl who said, (after the I’m pregnant advice): “But we’re only 12!”

      • I got the same list, too.
        Even as 12 year olds, we knew it was Bochum.
        Thank God for Veteran cousins that could teach a girl five killing points with a ballpoint pen.

      • I’ll try to remember to only schedule my rape episodes when I have my period
        …or a full bladder…. {snicker}

    • Urinating to avoid rape?
      OMG, wth are they thinking? The left thinks women are too emotional to own a gun for self defense….

  13. I have always wanted to dress like the US Postal Service. Sexy, yet functional. All-weather, and so may shades of blue and gray…

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/postal-launch-clothing-line-2014-223202293–politics.html

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