School board president rips Michelle O over lunch program: She was “elected by no one”. Seems the kids aren’t buying what she’s selling and it’s costing the district $$$$, even with federal subsidies. Peasants. How dare you care more about money than the queen’s happiness.
Bonfire of the Absurdities
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D.C. Whispers: Obama cries out – “It’s about ME!” “The president’s job is to just sign the executive orders Jarrett’s people create and then read a Jarrett-approved speech about it to a crowd he’s been assured will be very friendly to him. Beyond that he’s allowed to play golf, watch TV, host dinner parties, and fly off for ‘escape breaks’ disguised as fundraisers. It’s a miserable existence that has him counting the days until it’s over. The power structure is shifting from him to others. He won’t get it done for them, so they are preparing for the next phase. I’m not talking about Democrats or Republicans when I say that. I’m talking about THEM.” We’re counting the days as well.
Krauthammer: “If fences don’t work, why is there one around the White House?” For one thing, the Democrooks don’t have to worry about winning elections in DC.
Radical stupidity: Academics endorse $20,000 income for everyone, working or not. “Companies would have to hike the minimum wage to $30,000 or $40,000 to attract any workers. Prices would go up accordingly, and the inflation aspects of a guaranteed ‘living income’ would immediately make $20,000 too little to live on.” But the inflation would be blamed on greedy businesses and give politicians another opportunity to grandstand as “defender of the little guy” while stuffing their pockets full of campaign contributions from those same greedy businesses behind the scenes. It’s a pol’s dream come true.
Let’s label Lerner guilty, just like IRS does to us. “The IRS’ officials rules are that they are right unless I can prove different. In other words, guilty until proven innocent. Why, then, cannot former IRS administrator Lois Lerner be held to the same standards?” Sounds like a plan.
Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the alliance between government and the 1%. “…both political parties are to blame. Republican fealty to the interests of the investor class has been long-standing. But Obama and the Democrats are also increasingly backed in their ‘progressive’ causes by the very people – Wall Street traders, venture capitalists and tech executives – who benefit most from the federal bailouts, cheap money, low interest rates, and low capital gains tax rates.” And each party hates the oligarchs of the other – at least they pretend to – because they don’t want to point fingers at their own cronies. Hence, today’s politics is just a noisy kabuki dance meant to distract the rubes.
Is the breakup of Iraq good or bad for America? “The intrusion of reality benefits the likes of Putin, because Putin is a realist. It hurts us, because we refuse to accept reality. Our leaders live in ideological bubbles; they are incapable of considering the consequence of their errors…” They tell you when they realize they’ve made an error by blaming it on someone else.
Obama to ask for $2B to toughen up border control. Pardon our cynicism but we’re guessing he means to toughen up the border with Canada to keep those pipeline-buildin’ oil-exportin’ terrorists out.
Facebook conducted secret psychology experiment on users’ emotions. “Facebook were able to carry out the experiment because all users have to tick a box agreeing to their terms and conditions.” The “terms and conditions” probably didn’t mention “using you as a lab rat” but that’s implied, you see.
100% of U.S. employment growth since 2000 went to immigrants. “Government data show that since 2000 all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).” Even after several “recovery summers”, the economy is not creating new jobs – so when the Democrats and the RINOs (but we repeat ourselves) demand still more immigration, you gotta wonder what’s up with that…
‘No hand on the f***ing tiller’: The moment Hillary Clinton let loose on Obama during booze-fueled rant, new book reveals. “Bill once said of Obama: ‘I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived.’” The book in question isn’t Hillary’s paean-to-self snoozefest but Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud.” And if you’re going to read a book about Hillary, the choice isn’t hard at all.
Barack Obama’s Terrorist Legacy. At its zenith “Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda consisted of around 400 devotees. …consider what has emerged while Barack Obama has been President–the monster that is ISIL or ISIS. … This group has at least 6000 fanatical adherents.” Not to mention more than $500 million and advanced weaponry. Heckuva job, Puttz!
Blackout hits Venezuela, interrupts presidential broadcast. “It seems like there are some problems, we are going to investigate the problems we are having with electrical service in some parts of the country.” The irony meter would be in the red zone but it ain’t working due to the excellent normal functioning of the political-electric complex.
Death of former IRS Commissioner Johnnie Walters, refused Nixon’s request to audit his enemies. “I’m distressed at what’s happening and particularly with IRS,” said Walters, a lifelong Republican. “IRS must be run nonpolitical. Our tax system otherwise will fail and we can’t afford that.” Mister, we could use a man like Johnnie Walters again, instead of the partisan assh*les that litter DC now. RIP, Commissioner.
IRS: Shame and Loathing on the Media Trail. “The mainstream media has been in trouble for years, but their silence about the ills of the Obama administration has finished them off as never before.” If they’re clowns it’s because they beclowned themselves.
Revised estimate says economy shrank 2.9% in 1Q, worst drop since ’09. When socialism works, nothing and nobody else does. Another Recovery Bummer! Unexpectedly!
US exchange student pulled from Tubingen university marble vagina. Insert joke here – hey, that’s what he did. Cigarette, anyone?
Hillary Clinton says she isn’t “truly well off”. “Clinton [suggested] Americans won’t be concerned about the more than $100 million her family has reportedly earned in recent years because they’re not ‘truly well off.’” It’s true – we saw her on the “10 items or less line” at the Dollar Store last night. Or was that a Rolls Royce dealership? We get those two confused sometimes.
Politico: The vast liberal billionaire conspiracy is for real. “Picture this: millionaires and billionaires gathering under tight security in fancy hotels with powerful politicians and operatives to plot how their network of secret-money groups can engineer a permanent realignment of American politics. Only, it’s not the Koch brothers. It’s the liberal Democracy Alliance.” Maybe they just pulled their limos into the parking lot to brainstorm about climate change. More here.
Kerry: “I’m working hard to … have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors”. Because all the foreign policy stuff is going so swimmingly, he has nothing else to worry about. Oh, except for climate change.
IRS CANCELLED contract with email-storage firm weeks after Lerner’s computer crash. Wonder what the Democrat-Media complex would be saying now if it was an oil company that had all these strange accidents happen to them…
WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event. It takes a Potemkin village to raise a moribund candidate.
Hillary haunted by Benghazi; asked to sign book for slain Amb. Christopher Stevens. “Mr. Mattera [publisher of the website Daily Surge] handed her a copy of the book and said, ‘If you could make it out to Christopher Stevens — I think you knew him.’” Don’t get mad, Hilly, at least he bought a copy of your damn book.