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Aug172012

Super-Sized Open

Old Joe Biden is under fire the past couple of days for his gaffes about the twentieth century and his remarks about 'chains', but this is one hypocrite is one who really gets my ire: the super-sized Michelle Obama, who chides Olympian Gabby Douglas on her choice of post-victory snacks:

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The government can have my Egg McMuffin when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.

August 17, 2012 at 17:44 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Did you hear the news? Government Motors might need another bailout. See Forbes article here.

I am sure that it doesn't have anything to do with paying around twice as much as a previous sponsor to get their names on EPL Man U jerseys. They fired the guy who made this huge ad deal, then signed the huge ad deal.

August 17, 2012 at 17:55 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Another lovely investment in green energy goes badly.

This time from the US Export-Import Bank. Their 32 million dollar loan guarantee was to protect 250 jobs. Which it did. For 3 days.

August 17, 2012 at 18:01 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Did you know the FBI is racist now too?

(Sad thing is he'a still up for re-election, and if he wins, which he could do since he's a Democrat in Chicago... He can't be thrown out again due to IL's double jeopardy laws)

August 17, 2012 at 18:02 | Unregistered CommenterSkinny from Mars via his Android

And as I always assumed they would...
...the left continues to eat their own.

August 17, 2012 at 22:41 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

"Romney Supporter Spat On by 83-year-old Protester in Wisconsin... "

Age doesn't seem to give Obama supporters any more class than the Occupy crowd.

August 18, 2012 at 07:57 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Obama's crack campaign staff has been a little defensive as of late on the charge that Obama rarely does press conferences. To counter this charge Axelrod says Obama tries to take questions from local reporters wherever he goes. Here is a list of some of the "tough hard hitting" questions:

1. “If you had a super power, what would it be?”
2. “What’s your favorite song to work out to?”
3. “Is [the campaign bus] comfortable?”
4. “Do you actually get to use your blackberry?”
5. “Red or green chiles?
6. “What’s your favorite New Mexican food?”
7. “If we were to visit Chicago, what place would you recommend to get some really good soul food?”
8. “I know your real favorite song has got to be ‘Call Me Maybe.’ You can tell us. It’s okay.”


What's Barry afraid of? Maybe he'll have to answer for the economy, Medicare, his foreign policy screw-ups??

August 18, 2012 at 08:26 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Bill Maher claims black people fight dirty

About Obama, he told POLITICO: “In many ways — especially for progressives — [Obama] is too white for them. He plays golf, he’s too cozy with bankers. But when it comes to knowing how to fight, he’s black” — referring to the tough campaign Obama is running against the Republicans.

August 18, 2012 at 08:55 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Bill Maher calling ANYBODY "too white"... definite hypocrisy.

Even the phrase "too white for liberals" alone seems like a double-negative.

August 18, 2012 at 10:13 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Gabby Douglas has more class in her little finger than Mrs. Obama has in her entire body. The kid is poised, self-confident, and unflustered when bottom-feeding idiots slam her for her faith. She also handled Mrs. Obama's condescending tsk-tsking like a pro.

August 18, 2012 at 11:47 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Occupy Movement turns on Obama Campaign

Specifically, they're protesting the Bradley Manning prosecution.

August 18, 2012 at 12:17 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Only to sub-human creatures like the members of #occupy would Bradley Manning be a hero. I presume they are still in mourning over the well-deserved fate of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

August 18, 2012 at 12:34 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I am rethinking the Leno clip with Gabby Douglas.

Maybe the best way to look at this is that the First Lady was, for a short time, exposed to a good role model. Maybe it did her some good.

August 18, 2012 at 14:15 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

It looks like the Obama campaign is surprised that Romney isn't backing down about reforming Medicare. The dems Mediscare tactics aren't working. They think Americans care about Romney's taxes, or he supposedly gave a lady cancer, is a felon and wants to "put ya'll back in chains." Since Obama has nothing to run on and Americans realize the last four years have been a disaster and that we want ideas on how to fix & scale back government. If nothing else so at least Olympic gold medalist can feel comfortable ordering a McMuffin without shame.

August 18, 2012 at 15:05 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

It's amazing to me what a hard on the right has to see GM declare bankruptcy. How badly you wish for your country to fail at everything in order to validate your cynical ideology.

Learn some national pride guys.

August 18, 2012 at 15:54 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Too funny skwawk.

Excellent 5 part video discussion with Trevor Reese Jones, Texas oil and gas man and expert on FRACKING:

http://www.nationalreview.com/media/uncommonknowledge

August 18, 2012 at 15:57 | Registered CommenterTijuana

KwAwk, when you are posting an ironic comment, it's always best to let the reader know, in some fashion, that you really are trying to be ironic. I mean, of course we know that you couldn't possibly believe the unmitigated crap in the post you just made, but a casual reader might not know that. Give 'em a wink or something.

August 18, 2012 at 16:43 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

It's amazing to me what a hard on the right has to see GM declare bankruptcy. How badly you wish for your country to fail at everything in order to validate your cynical ideology.

Actually kwawk, you know fuil well GM was bankrupt the moment they relied on taxpayer dollars to keep the lights on and the doors open... and as far as I can tell the only people that were applauding back then were those on the left who apparently support government taking over large corporations. Your types praised it as an excellent idea to invest money we don't have (nor have we budgeted to secure) into more overhead on more failed business strategies. It's a recipe for failure, just like every other liberals "progressive" philosophy pushed forth by the current leftist ideologues in power.

Just tell it how it is... Obama can't save a car company from going under even with the help of American taxpayers (which of course it shouldn't HAVE to rely on) yet for some reason you feel he's the best option for pulling us out of our economic woes. No really, it only sounds crazy when put into that context.. i swear. Keep doin' what you've been doing. It's better that way.

Hey Obama: "You didn't save that... the government helped".

August 18, 2012 at 17:37 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Actually I don't have a problem with gov't helping out a corporation in trouble i.e. Chrysler, as long as they have put together a renewed and improved business model - one that doesn't include cars that catch on fire - and headed up by a proven CEO like Iaccoca. Not some obama kiss ass. Remember those photo ops of "the one" behind the wheel of the Volt.

I "for one" will never buy another car made by gm. Ford or foreign for me.

August 18, 2012 at 17:56 | Registered CommenterTijuana

KwAwk, when you are posting an ironic comment, it's always best to let the reader know, in some fashion, that you really are trying to be ironic. I mean, of course we know that you couldn't possibly believe the unmitigated crap in the post you just made, but a casual reader might not know that. Give 'em a wink or something.

Dear Casual Reader,

Imagine if you will that an Alien spacecraft landed somewhere in the vicinity of Omaha. The spacecraft being super advanced in stealth technology and ultra quiet, the landing goes unnoticed by the local population. The aliens deboard their spacecraft and decide to look around.

After a few minutes, they happen upon a farmhouse and through a window they notice a man on TV. He's talking about some place called the United States of America saying that the people there were lazy, spoiled, and entitled. He goes on to say that the people in that place do not want to work and want something called the government to provide for their every need. He goes on to say that the people are immoral and weak and have and are being punished by God for their wicked ways.

He goes on to say that these people of these United States are so stupid that they've been duped by a man who claims to be one of them, yet in reality forged his own birth certificate at 3 days old so that he could take over their country and take something called Egg McMuffins away from them.

Odds are that the person that the aliens are viewing through the window on that television is a Foxnews host.

And as an American I find that offensive.

Thank you for taking the time to read this dear casual reader.

Sincerely,

kwAwk

August 18, 2012 at 18:20 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I "for one" will never buy another car made by gm. Ford or foreign for me.

TJ, all I can say is that you've created quite a fantasy cocoon around yourself if you think mid-80s Chrysler products are classics. Or great marvels of technological engineering for that matter. They got the job done and helped keep the company in business long enough for the company to turn around it's fortune but that's about it.

August 18, 2012 at 18:24 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I just traded my old GMC Sierra for a new Ford F150. I'm with Tijuana on this. I never even entertained the thought of buying my new truck from Obama Motors, and will not ever again, unless and until the company is cut free of the government.

T, I missed your post in which you claimed that mid-80s Chrysler products were classics. Can ya point me to it? ;-)

August 18, 2012 at 18:39 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

GM is a once-proud auto company that has become nothing more than a wasteful government jobs program.

August 18, 2012 at 20:04 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I drove Cadillacs for several years. I now drive a Lincoln.

August 18, 2012 at 20:52 | Registered CommenterGrayRider

GM is a once-proud auto company that has become nothing more than a wasteful government jobs program.

Yeah, Job program! Who needs jobs! Lazy fuckers! What those people who depend upon GM for their livelyhood need is a good does of spit in their eye and Rush Limbaugh's finger wagged in their face!

Ofcourse, the thing that might help the GM bailout succeed and allow GM to repay their debt to the US, might just be to buy GM cars but....

...We...

...Don't....

....Have..

.....Time...

...For..

....Rational....

Thinking!!!

We have an ideology to uphold, people!

Yes, you guys really are that silly and emotionally stunted.

August 18, 2012 at 21:17 | Registered Commenterkwawk

The GM bailout cost us jobs, while the taxpayers foot the bill....and the loss.

August 18, 2012 at 21:28 | Registered CommenterGrayRider

You are stone cold out of your mind Gray.

August 18, 2012 at 21:29 | Registered Commenterkwawk

The federal government has put in well over $100 billion into shoring up General Motors, but the entire company, not just what the government owns, is worth only $36 billion. All while GM is facing yet another bankruptcy. Not to mention the hundreds of dealerships that were forced to close to save UAW jobs.

And still, labor costs after the bailout average $56 an hour.

August 18, 2012 at 21:37 | Registered CommenterGrayRider

What those people who depend upon GM for their livelyhood need is...

...to understand that their livelyhood is actually dependent on 1) producing a product people can afford and want to buy, and 2) coming up with a profit-generating business vision that will convince investors to risk their money betting on GM's future success.

Ofcourse, the thing that might help the GM bailout succeed and allow GM to repay their debt to the US, might just be to buy GM cars...

Kwawk, do you remember what the whole point of bailing out GM was in the first place?

August 18, 2012 at 22:00 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

GM sold over 9 million cars in 2011. Apparently they know how to produce a product people can afford and want to buy. GM made a profit in 2011 of $7,600,000,000. Apparently they have figured out the whole profit aspect of the business also.

This all in spite of the informal right wing boycott of GM.

The purpose of the bail-out of GM was to preserve over 1 million job around this country during one of the greatest economic contractions of the past century. It will take time for investor confidence to build back up in GM, but all of the negativity and rendering of garments of by the right wing in this country, doesn't help matters. It should also be noted that the economic catastrophe that brought down GM and Chrysler was the fault of neither company.

In the works of Iaccoca, lead follow or get the hell out of the way.

August 18, 2012 at 22:16 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Actually, GM sold 9 million cars in 2011, aided by the fact that the federal government increased their purchase of GM vehicles by 79%. That would violate illegal monopoly laws in the private sector.

In comparison to other luxury vehicles, Cadillac models cost significantly more that their Lincoln counterparts...all due to government intervention.

August 18, 2012 at 22:30 | Registered CommenterGrayRider

That price difference between Cadillac and Lincoln might just have to do with Cadillac producing better cars. In the 2012 JD Power initial quality survey Cadillac placed in the top 5 in initial quality just ahead of Honda and four places ahead of Toyota.

Lincoln was below average tied with Kia with 50% more problems per 100 cars than Cadillac. Lincoln has been well below average in three of the past four years, while Cadillac has been well above average in three of the past four years.

August 19, 2012 at 00:10 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Obama couldn't run a garage sale without the need for a bailout.

Not only did the government up the number of cars they bought... they also inflated the price in which they were purchased at. Surely you all remember the Volts that were selling for $200,000 (to the government of course... nobody else in their right mind wanted them 1/5 of that price).... obscene profit margins thanks to, well... we taxpayers...yet somehow they're still on the brink of bankruptcy?

Yup... bang up fucking business plan they got up there at Government Motors.

They should continue to spread such bankrupt logic in their campaign:

Obama / Biden in 2012
'Cuz the Volt was badass!

Maybe they could post their successful strategy online at WhiteHouse.gov...
... that way we could all be equally as "successful" in our lives too.
We could follow it, bankrupt ourselves, depend on nanny state for help... OBAMA WINS!!

August 19, 2012 at 01:06 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

At least Mussolini got the trains to run on time.

August 19, 2012 at 06:21 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

From the Department of Massive Irony:

Romney saved the site of the Obamas' first kiss.

August 19, 2012 at 06:30 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Leftists show off their racist nuttery; oblivious to the gross hypocrisy.

Demented critics slam Romney/Ryan for campaigning before a nearly all-white demographic; gnashing of teeth and rending of garments ensues. Obama campaigns before a nearly all-white demographic; crickets ensue.

Click, but bring a barf bag

August 19, 2012 at 07:49 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Ok, I'm done. No more serial posting this morning. I have to go build a business, which often requires weekend work. Where are all those Obama people that I need to build my business for me? I don't see anyone coming up the lane. How odd.

August 19, 2012 at 07:52 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

"Obama campaign insist they’re getting smaller crowds at rallies on purpose.

“We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.”

LOL, a ready excuse for every pratfall, screw-up,gaffe and obvious problem.

August 19, 2012 at 11:24 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I have to go build a business, which often requires weekend work. Where are all those Obama people that I need to build my business for me?

I think you have to send in at least $3 to the Obama campaign before you are eligible to receive the free Government Built Business packet.

August 19, 2012 at 12:03 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Red;

The Obama people are there helping you "build that" business "in spirit" Kind of like Obama watching The Hour of Power religion show from the coach on T.V. and calling that close enough for Sunday mass.

August 19, 2012 at 14:47 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

According to Steph Cutter who took a break from working Rush St. to appear on CNN says getting your news from Entertainment Tonight and People is just as important as an Obama news presser. LOL

See and behold!

http://youtu.be/ASZTfIvdlhc

August 19, 2012 at 14:56 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

GM went from around 46% then to just 18% of the US marketshare now.
Yup, that's some success story Kwawk.... I can't wait to hear Obama debate on it.

Maybe you lefties are right... maybe you should just continue focusing on tax returns, pretending Mitt gave that poor woman cancer and the time that dog surfed Ann Romney's car like Teen Wolf. It's certainly gotta be a better than running on Obama's so-called "successes".

August 19, 2012 at 19:19 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

46% to 18% = success. Then Solyndra, at zero %, must be a colossal success. How long until Obama and his cabal of financial geniuses get GM to that point?

August 20, 2012 at 06:25 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

There have been a few successes for GM, such as car sales in China. But the inconvenient fact is that GM's success in China involves [drum roll, please] outsourcing the manufacturing of those cars to Chinese plants. I doubt there are many UAW members in the Chicom Worker's Paradise.

Now, where is it we've heard cries about the evils of outsourcing? Oh, yes; it has been coming loudly from the re-election campaign of Barack Obama, the de facto board chairman of GM. Can anyone on the left even spell the word "hypocrisy" much less comprehend it?

August 20, 2012 at 07:53 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Yesterday was an event at the local airport, and is always one of my favorite days of the year.

There is a gentleman from a couple of towns away that keeps his airplanes at our airport, and he got them out to display.

He owns a T-6 Texan.

He owns a T-28 Trojan.

And he recently bought an A-1 Douglas Skyraider!

The Skyraider has a variant of the same engine used (x 4) in the B-29. An 18 cylinder two-row radial engine with 2700 HP. I don't know but word was that fuel use for the Skyraider could be above 100 gallons per hour.

It was true airplane porn for a fan like myself.

August 20, 2012 at 09:53 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Very Nice, Duff!

The old timer who taught me to fly always claimed he had more seat time in a T-6 than any other human being. Too old to enlist as a pilot, he became a civilian flight instructor attached to the RAF, and spent all of WWII down in south Florida (Clewiston, I think) teaching new Brit flyboy recruits how one flies a combat airplane.

He got his start in combat, of sorts, by flying moonshine across the Ohio from Kentucky to Indiana during prohibition. His old Jenny would hold him plus two small barrels of Who Hit John. ;-)

August 20, 2012 at 10:26 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Duff;

NICE! I'm a yearly participant in B-17 rides at a nearby airport. It's pricey but worth it.

August 20, 2012 at 10:41 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Duff;

One last thing, do the owners of theses planes have carbon offsets for their polluting ways??

August 20, 2012 at 10:43 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Red:
A couple of pilots who eventually joined the 361st FG in WW II (my dad was a supply sgt there), had put in many hours as flight instructors before talking their way into combat. Bill Kemp and Urban "Ben" Drew both had way more stick time than the normal quick-taught replacement pilots, and were very successful in combat. Urban Drew shot down 2 ME 262's in one mission, while in a P-51.

Your instructor likely did much more good for the war effort, by training as many pilots as he did, as he would have by flying combat. Even if it had to be Limeys he was training.

August 20, 2012 at 11:05 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

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