Subliminal messages {choke} from the DoD

So when the Department of Defense on Monday tweeted this…

So when the Department of Defense on Monday tweeted this...

Buzzfeed.com (see above)

One just have to wonder if there is a connection between the message and POTUS.  Between the election and the inauguration  POTUS has used his Twitter account to attack no less than 30 people and things.

It wouldn’t surprise me if we don’t see more of this.  As POTUS attempts to censor more and more agencies, we will see more rogue messages.  Then perhaps POTUS will understand that he isn’t the only one with a Twitter account.  This dude isn’t too far off from being a dictator.

 

 

 

The first woman president….

This baby will be able to vote
This baby will be able to vote!

I would be remiss not to  mention the significance of the woman issue on this blog.  Never before has a woman been one of the candidates from a mainstream political party.  Yes, it is a big deal.

I can remember when President Obama was first elected.  There in that park in Chicago, on election night, one could see famous blacks like Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey standing there listening to the newly elected first black president who addressing the huge crowd.  Tears were streaming down their faces.  It was then that I realized I would never understand how blacks, rich or poor, felt about seeing the election of a first black American president.

I thought about how I would feel if a woman were elected.  I didn’t think it would hit me quite as hard but it would hit me.  I guess I am now on the precipice of testing my theory.

This morning I though about my own personal history.  My grandmother was 30 years old before she could vote.  My mother was born just 4 months after the passage of the 19th amendment.    WWII began when women had only had the vote for  21 years.  Now on November 8, 2016, some 96 years after getting the right to vote, a woman could be elected president of the United States.

Yes, as a female, I am standing in awe.  I don’t think I will cry when it happens.  I am not that moved.  However, the special social  and political significance is not lost on me.  It’s about damn time!

The Obamas rise above it all with dignity

Washingtonpost.com:

Opinion by Petula Dvorak

The Obamas: Refusing to give in to the haters after years of threats and abuse

The most popular license in America now?

A license to hate.

And one of the most popular targets is President Obama, the country’s first African American commander-in-chief.

It’s no secret that America’s first family has received an unprecedented number of threats over the past seven years.

But the fever pitch of hate and bile toward the president and his family have taken an even sharper tone thanks to the primordial swamp that is the current presidential campaign.

It’s impossible to utter a single word about the White House, the first family or the president without a blast from the fire hose of haterade.

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The Obamas go to Cuba

Washingtonpost.com:

 President Obama landed in Cuba on Sunday afternoon, a trip that took more than half a century to complete, to a destination only 90 miles from U.S. shores.

Stepping off Air Force One under drizzling skies, the president held an umbrella over his wife, Michelle, and greeted several senior Cuban officials.

The Obamas, including the president’s two daughters and his mother-in-law, were welcomed on the tarmac by Bruno Rodríguez, Cuba’s foreign minister, and Josefina Vidal, the head of the U.S. section of Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, as well as Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the senior U.S. diplomat in Cuba. The official welcoming session will take place Monday morning when Obama meets with Cuban president Raúl Castro at the presidential palace.

90 years is a long time.  We have diplomatic ties with Russian (well sort of), Vietnam, so why not Cuba.  They are close.  Dissing the country for 90 years hasn’t paid off.  Let’s try communication.  It might just work.

Good for the Obamas!

A twitter account and the racists will come

Isn’t this just a damn shame! Regardless of what thoughts are in a person’s head, haven’t most of us been raised to have good manners? Calling someone, anyone, the N word, is just bad manners. Calling the President of the United States anything other than (to date) “Mr. President” or “Sir” is just ill-mannered and a tremendous breach of protocol.

Maybe the First Amendment just isn’t all it is cracked up to be.  Can we at least take away people’s Twitter account for just being low class?

Rude Rudy: does it hurt the GOP?

Guilani went from bad to worse. According to Huffingtonpost.com:

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) defended his accusation that Obama doesn’t love America by arguing that Obama’s upbringing by a white mother and attendance of a white school made his statement not racist.

“Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people,” Giuliani said in an interview with The New York Times on Thursday.

All the GOP candidates now will be asked if they agree or disagree. They need to throw Rude Rudy under the bus. He was always too big for his britches anyway.  How can anyone assess how much someone else loves their country?  Political tomfoolery.

His 9-11 big-shotting would gag a maggot.  He can’t claim to be more deeply affected than everyone else.

Giuliani keeps digging himself in deeper and deeper.  Let the comedy begin.

Tempest in a tea cup

obama teabarny salute

Oh BFD on both counts.  Both men were civilians.  Are civilians even supposed to salute, technically?

According to Task and Purpose:

Writing for former tea-party congressman Allen West’s website, Michele Hickford, the site’s editor-in-chief [ed. note: shouldn’t that be Allen West?] writes:

If there was ever any doubt how this Commander in Chief really feels in his heart about our men and women in uniform, this should seal the deal. We have warriors engaged in harm’s way, and he does THIS? The latte salute. And he has the nerve to publish it on his Instagram account. Disgraceful.

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Obama Derangement Syndrome rears its ugly head

Gasp!  Shriek! Faint!  Obama [spittle flies forth] has taken any mention of God out of the Gettysburg Address!  That proves it!  Obama is a Muslim socialist.  Calm down., Calm down!  The right wing media, (wing ding media) is all a buzz over the dissing of God by the Socialist in Chief.

Here is one of the gentler gasp and shouts from nationalreview.com:

President Obama cut God out of his recitation of the Gettysburg Address.

In a recorded recitation uploaded to YouTube on November 9, President Obama read the address in its entirety. However, when it came to the line “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” the President left out the words “under God.”

Obama’s omission occurs at the 1:35 mark.

The video was used by PBS to create a montage of celebrities and all living presidents reciting the address. Obama’s omission is not included in that video.

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Missouri State Fair: Racism or par for the course?

obama mask


Washingtonpost.com:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A clown wearing a President Barack Obama mask appeared at a Missouri State Fair rodeo this weekend and the announcer asked the enthusiastic spectators if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull.”

The antics led the state’s second highest-ranking official, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, to denounce the performance in a tweet Sunday. He said it was “disrespectful” to the president.

“We are better than this,” the Republican tweeted.

State Fair officials said the show in Sedalia was “inappropriate” and “does not reflect the opinions or standards” of the fair. “We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark,” they said in a statement Sunday.

It wasn’t clear if any action will be taken against the performers.

Perry Beam, who was among the spectators, said “everybody screamed” and “just went wild” as the announcer talked about having the bull run down the clown with the Obama mask.

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President Obama: “We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,”

flat earth society

TheHILL.com:

President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy  policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked “patience for  anyone who denies that this problem is real.”

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,” Obama said.  “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to  protect you from the coming storm.”

Earlier in his remarks, Obama said the “overwhelming judgement of science, of  chemistry, of physics, and millions of measurements” put “to rest” questions  about pollution affecting the environment.

 “The planet is warming. Human activity is  contributing to it,” Obama said.

“We know that the costs of these events can be measured in lost lives and  lost livelihoods.”

The president noted that the 12 warmest years in recorded history have all  come within the last 15 years, and said that rising temperatures were increasing  the severity and impact of storms.

He noted that rising tide levels in New York increased the impact of  Hurricane Sandy, while record temperatures killed crops and increased food  prices in the Midwest.

“In a world that’s warmer than it used to be, all weather events are affected  by the warming planet,” Obama said.

“Those who are feeling the effects of climate change don’t have time to deny  it — they’re busy dealing with it.”

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State of the Union Address and Ted Nugent

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Rep. Steve Stockman, who recently threatened President Obama with impeachment over his executive orders regarding guns,  is allowed to bring one guest to the State of the Union Address.  He plans on bringing Ted Nugent who sits on the Board of Directors at the NRA.   That would be fine except for the fact that the Secret Service had to pay Mr. Nugent a little visit about a year and a half ago over his mouth flashing at an NRA convention.  Mr. Nugent told a crowd  that  he will “either be dead or in jail by this time next year” if Obama is re-elected.

The Secret Service and probably the Capitol Police  should deny admission to Ted Nugent.  His comments were taken seriously enough that the Secret Service paid him a visit.  He can just sit out the State of the Union Address.  There are too many important people all under one roof to allow someone who has shown as little good judgement as Nugent to have access.

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WH denies petition to deport Piers Morgan

The President responds to the public petition to deport British citizen Piers Morgan for his outspokenness on gun control. The petition was sponsored by conservative talk radio host Alex Jones in favor of the 2nd Amendment.

From Jay Carney

Thank you for participating in We the People to speak out on an issue that matters to you.

Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First. President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press — fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy. Americans may disagree on matters of public policy and express those disagreements vigorously, but no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment — or any other matter of public concern.

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