Tag 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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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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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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Anne Hathaway to Obama: “Explain Rick Warren”

Thursday, January 8, 2009 Actress Anne Hathaway appeared at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and wasted no time weighing in on the Rick Warren controversy surrounding President-elect Barack Obama: “I expect him to explain that choice of Rick Warren. … Continue reading

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Biden Sides with Feinstein Over Obama

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 MEMO TO BARRY: It’s Not Too Late to Find a New Vice President On Monday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the incoming chairperson of the Senate Intelligence Committee, whined about President-elect Barack Obama not consulting her first before … Continue reading

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Senate Showdown 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich,undeterred by criminal charges that he sought to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, blithely marched forward and appointed Roland Burris to fill the disputed seat. Burris said … Continue reading

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A Few Facts About Obama’s Choice to Head the DNC

Monday, January 5, 2009 President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to head up the Democratic National Committee. It’s a curious choice to say the least. While many Obamaholics predictably went ga-ga over the selection, Gov. Kaine’s positions … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Bill Richardson Withdraws as Commerce Secretary

Sunday, January 4, 2009 New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, tapped by President-elect Barack Obama to serve as Secretary of Commerce has withdrawn his name for the position, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his … Continue reading

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Blagojevich to Name Obama Replacement Today

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will name Roland Burris, a former Illinois attorney general, to replace President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat. The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times reported the planned appointment on their web … Continue reading

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Will the Bad Economy Lead to Civil Unrest?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Will the bad U.S. economy lead to civil unrest in America? That’s exactly what a new U.S. Army War College report warns could happen in the United States. The reports foretells of massive civil unrest and … Continue reading

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