Category Archives: Barack Obama

Did Obama Embellish His Mother’s Deathbed Fight?

Saturday, July 16, 2011 A new book challenges President Barack Obama’s carefully constructed mythology about his late mother’s deathbed fight with her health insurance company. Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama regaled audiences with the story of how … Continue reading

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The Chimp’s Letter to Obama

Monday, January 26, 2009 H/T to my friend Betsy at Mock, Paper, Scissors

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Satellite Image of Inauguration

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 This is very cool. Here is a half-meter resolution image of the US Capitol and National Mall taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite Tuesday morning during President Obama’s inauguration. Two million people from this altitude look like … Continue reading

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Frenzy in Washington DC

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 The Mall was virtually full by 8AM and the areas around the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial nearing capacity. District Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin said, “We’re really at a frenzy” coping with the crowds. He … Continue reading

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Official Inaugural Schedule of Events

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Good morning. Today is inaugural day. The day billions of people around the world and millions in the U.S. have been anxiously awaiting for the past 8 years. Here’s the official inaugural schedule of events: • … Continue reading

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HBO Blames Obama Team for Rev. Gene Robinson Diss

Monday, January 19, 2009 HBO is having none of it. They’re punting the blame squarely back to the Obama inaugural team for scheduling the openly gay Rev. Gene Robinson’s invocation prayer before the start of the broadcast feed. AfterElton has … Continue reading

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Obama’s Speech at the Lincoln Memorial

Monday, January 19, 2009 President-elect Barack Obama has extraordinary oratory skills. What a startling contrast to the bumbling, stammering, incoherent, George Bush.

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Why Did HBO Censor Obama’s Openly Gay Bishop

Sunday, January 18, 2009 Did you enjoy seeing the Rev. Gene Robinson at the inaugural invocation at the Washington Mall today? Oh, what’s that? You don’t recall seeing Rev. Gene Robinson? Well, that’s because HBO, who Obama sold the exclusive … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi Comes Out of Hibernation

Sunday, January 18, 2009 Hibernation, noun – the act of retiring into inactivity; “he emerged from his hibernation to make his first appearance in several years” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday on “Fox News Sunday” that she was open … Continue reading

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Hate Groups Increase 40% During Bush Years

Saturday, January 17, 2009 The Southern Poverty Law Center, there are about 900 hate groups operating now in the U.S., a 40 percent increase from 2000. The vast majority of these groups promote white supremacist beliefs, and range from skinheads … Continue reading

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Eric Holder: “Waterboarding is Torture”

Friday, January 16, 2009 In his Senate confirmation hearings to be President-elect Barack Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, stated unequivocally that waterboarding is torture. So, if confirmed, Holder will have no choice but to prosecute members of the Bush junta … Continue reading

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Robert Gibbs says Obama will End ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 President Obama will end the terribly flawed, 15-year-old military policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The policy — a flawed holdover from the Clinton administration, prevented gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals from serving openly within … Continue reading

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Obama’s Inaugural Mea Culpa?

Monday, January 12, 2009 President-elect Obama has invited Rev. V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who was elected the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop in 2003, to deliver the invocation for this coming Sunday’s kickoff inaugural event on the … Continue reading

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Is Obama Backpedaling on Closing GITMO?

Monday, January 12, 2009 With just 8 days until President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in as America’s 44th president, and the road to this historic day already littered with a series of alarming missteps (Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, Rick Warren … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Friday, January 9, 2009 “I was clear throughout this campaign and was clear throughout this transition that under my administration the United States does not torture. We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. We will uphold our highest ideals.” — … Continue reading

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Jobless Rate Leaps to 7.2%

Friday, January 9, 2009 This, is George Bush’s parting blow to Murika. The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years … Continue reading

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China Losing Taste for U.S. Debt

Friday, January 9, 2009 Were it not for China there would be no Iraq war. China has bought more than $1 trillion of American debt, but as the global downturn has intensified, Beijing is starting to keep more of its … Continue reading

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Burris Called Blagojevich Aide to Get Nephew a State Job

Friday, January 9, 2009 Is Limp Noodle Reid and DiFi paying attention to this revelation? Before Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked him to fill the Barack Obama’s empty U.S. Senate seat, Roland Burris called a top Blagojevich aide to recommend his … Continue reading

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