Although not a fan of Malaysian PM Najib Razak, his approach to the MH17 disaster has been more diplomatic than the angry rhetoric of both the US and the UK. Indeed I would go further and say that it demonstrates the difference between Cameron and Obama, who are simply politicking and the governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands who are attempting to recover the bodies of their citizens and understand why MH17 is spread across 8-miles of a Ukrainian war-zone.
The Huffington Post indulges itself in a post about twins who, to the best of everyone’s knowledge, aren’t siblings.
Hmph. They are years behind the Kitty Kounters…
Toodle pip. See you on Sunday, maybe.
Makes a great gift for collectors and avid supporters of President Barack Obama.
From the man who is the epitome of progressive taste, style and sophistication.
I reiterate, I simply do not believe that Barry will continue to get the free passes he has been able to count on to date. Those days are passed.
From here on, rather than it being the norm only the most sycophantic will attempt to ignore Barry’s constant Bushisms – and they won’t succeed.
It is inevitable, one day the scales drop, the glitz wears off, and the laughter grows.
The Emperor is starting to be seen, in all his glory.
Update: Barry’s Bushisms
This, arguably, is the date on which Barry lost the upcoming election. I am not a lawyer, and most certainly not a constitutional law professor, but Barry is both. How is it that I, ignoramus that I am, know more US constitutional law than he does? Damn it, I’m not even a US citizen, let alone President of the United States.
I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.
And I — I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint; that, uhhh, an uninelected, uhhh, group of — of people would somehow overturn, uhhh, a duly constituted and — and passed, uh, law. Uh, well, uh, uh, is a good example. Uhh, and I’m pretty confident that this, — this court will recognize that, uh, and not take that step.
Does he truly know so little of US Constitutional history and the role of the Supreme Court? Does he really not understand the other branches of the government of which he is part?
Remember the Cairo speech? Where he referred to himself as a student of history and then went on to demonstrate his ignorance of Islam and the United States over the previous 232 years? There was no point talking about this back then, Barack Obama was the most intelligent President in modern history, and no demonstration of ignorance or foolishness was going to change that….
Seriously, it has been building, and yesterday the dam wall broke.
So, consider, was George Dubbya Bush an intellectual? Not on your nelly sport. Did he present himself as an intellectual?
Of course not. He didn’t even try.
Was Dubbya an intelligent and informed man? Too right he was. His style of speech was folksy, and he wasn’t an orator, but he was no fool either.
Now take Barry. Is he an intellectual?
No he is not.
Does he present himself as one? Why yes. Yes he does.
Barack Obama is a fool. He is an accomplished orator, provided he has a chance to practice and has a teleprompter handy, but that is the limit of his ability. What he is, is ignorant. I don’t know if he is an intelligent man, but any law school pre entrant should know more constitutional law than does this man.
The days are over when a commentator could seriously refer to Barry’s intelligence, and get away with it. As from yesterday he would be a laughing stock.
From here on he is a joke. Seriously. If one of his sycophants out there wibbles on about his intelligence and intellectual attainments, laugh in their face. Those days are over.
Go read the Powerline commentary. See how Barry went on to turn error into high farce.
Mr Putin said he would ask elections chief Vladimir Churov to “thoroughly check all possible violations about which you have spoken" as he met with all the election losers save Gennady Zyuganov, the communist challenger who came second and who has refused to recognise the result, at a health complex on the edge of Moscow on Monday.
Mr Churov is known among protest leaders as "The Magician" because of his apparently magical power to ensure smooth elections for the ruling authorities.
Officials from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and other organisations said there was evidence of irregularities at one third of the polling stations it observed, including evidence of ballot-box stuffing. Monitors called for alleged violations to be investigated immediately.
Another, from the Obama State Department:
We are encouraged to see so many Russian citizens voting, monitoring voting in their local precincts, exercising their constitutional right to free assembly, and expressing their views peacefully about the political and electoral processes. The number of Russian election observers who monitored this vote is unprecedented and a sign that Russian society seeks to participate in the improvement of Russia’s democratic institutions. We also recognize the government’s efforts to reform the political system, including the reintroduction of direct elections for governors, the simplification of party registration procedures, and the reduction in the numbers of signatures needed to register presidential candidates.
Is there no thug he won’t suck up to?
6th April, 2008
"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them," Obama said. "And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
19th December, 2011
The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents.”
No member state called for a recorded vote on the text, which was as a result adopted “by consensus.”
Critics regard the measure as an attempt to outlaw valid and critical scrutiny of Islamic teachings, as some OIC states do through controversial blasphemy laws at home.
The U.S. representative, John Sammis, said the United States was pleased to join the consensus.
So, Barry wants to criminalise his own words then?
President Barack Obama was filmed being confronted by a locked door when he tried to enter the Oval Office from a terrace at the White House as he returned early from a trip to Latin America.
With a nonchalant stroll and a whistle, the US president walked past another set of locked French doors before he was finally able to gain access to his seat of power.
If that had been the previous Prez, the BBC would probably have set up a new channel to show it on constant rotation.
H/T: A commenter at Scaryduck.