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Old and busted: Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.
"This framework is the result of tough, principled diplomacy," Obama said in his weekly address to the nation. "It's a good deal — a deal that meets our core objectives, including strict limitations on Iran's program and cutting off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon."
New hotness: Iran will absolutely get the bomb, in 13 years.
President Obama admitted Tuesday in a broadcast interview that his nuclear agreement with Iran only delays Tehran from eventually acquiring a weapon, which could come immediately after Year 13 of the agreement -- leaving the problem for future presidents.
Obama made the comments about Tehran's so-called "breakout time" in an interview with NPR News that aired Tuesday morning. The president was attempting to answer the charge that the deal framework agreed upon by the U.S., Iran, and five other nations last week fails to eliminate the risk of Iran getting a nuclear weapon because it allows Tehran to keep enriching uranium.
Obama said that Iran would be capped for a decade at 300 kilograms of uranium -- not enough to convert to a stockpile of weapons-grade material.
"What is a more relevant fear would be that in Year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero," Obama said.
Now to be fair, Obama made that first promise a whole three days ago.
And 13 years is more time than Neville Chamberlain gave the Jews of Europe in 1938.
But make no mistake. This "historic" deal gives Iran the green light to wipe Israel off the map. They've been waiting for that day for 1,300 years. What's another 13 to them?
The path is clear. The plan is established. And Caliph Barack I is pleased.
NATO? That's so colonialist man.
So it's really no surprise when The Great And Powerful Obama chooses to snub his NATO counterpart.
President Barack Obama reportedly will not meet with NATO's new secretary general when he is in Washington this week, despite requests from the alliance chief's staff for a get-together.
Bloomberg View reported Tuesday that Jens Stoltenberg's office requested a meeting with Obama in advance of his scheduled visit, but did not receive any response from the White House. Instead, Bloomberg View reported that Stoltenberg had to settle for a last-minute meeting with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
Send the new guy! There's golf to be played, and dictators to be coddled.
Perhaps Mr. Stoltenberg should try wallowing in a bathtub full of Fruit Loops. That seems to get Obama's attention…
The report of Obama's snub comes amid Russia's growing willingness to test NATO's military readiness. On Tuesday, NATO jets were scrambled after four Russian military planes were spotted flying over the Baltic Sea with their transponders turned off. Over the weekend, a Danish newspaper published remarks by the Russian ambassador to Denmark in which he hinted that Russian missiles could target Danish warships if Copenhagen joins NATO's missile defense system.
But the most far-reaching example of Russian belligerence came Tuesday, when Britain's Daily Telegraph reported that Moscow was preparing to lease 12 long-range bombers to Argentina in exchange for shipments of beef and wheat. The report comes after a round of rhetoric from Russian officials questioning Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands.
The Russian position echoed remarks made last year by Argentina president Cristina de Kirchner, who said, "The Malvinas [Argentina's name for the archipelago] has always belonged to Argentina, the same way that Crimea also belonged to the Soviet Union until it was given to Ukraine."
A Russian-backed attack on the Falklands is in effect a proxy attack on NATO. You'd think our president would be worried about that.
The United States is taking part in joint military operations with Iran, admitting it is providing aerial surveillance over the current battle for Tikrit.
Troops loyal to the Baghdad government, along with Iran-backed Shia militia and some Sunni tribesmen, have surrounded Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters in Saddam's old palace complex and one other part of the city, but have been unable to make further progress.
The attack has been openly master-minded by an Iranian general, Qassem Suleimani, head of the internationally-focused Al Quds division of the Revolutionary Guard, who has been photographed on the front lines.
An official from the US-led coalition operating air strikes against Isil in Iraq and Syria confirmed to the Reuters news agency that it was now providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from the air to support the attack.
The United States is also said to be awaiting an imminent formal request for the coalition to join in military operations directly from the air, which it would be likely to grant.
Hey, let's help Iran conquer Iraq! What could go wrong?
The sight of American jets effectively acting as an air force for Iranian regional interests will further alarm critics at home and in the Arab Sunni world already looking nervously at a possible rapprochement between the two old foes after a possible deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.
Gee, ya think?
Will our pilots be required to scream "Death To America!" too?
"Over the weekend, Ayatollah Khomeini gave a speech," Acosta said. "And during that speech, there were people in the crowd chanting 'Death to America' and the Ayatollah responded back to them according to various translations, Of course, 'Death to America.' Do those comments give this White House any pause about moving forward with a nuclear deal with that country?"
Nah. "Death To America" is Farsi for "Hope and Change."
Every Obamabot knows that.
Obama's minions aren't very good stewards of the public's money.
they're so bad, they set a new record for
Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a government report released Monday.
The level of improper payments was a new high after several years of declines. In addition to fraud, the errors included overpayments and underpayments, as well payments made without proper documentation.
While the errors were spread among 22 federal agencies, three programs stood out: Medicare, Medicaid and the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Together, the three programs accounted for more than $93 billion in improper payments, according to the report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.
"This taxpayer money was not spent securing our borders, it was not spent on national defense, and it was not spent contributing to a safety net for those in need," said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. "This is a problem that is going to get worse year after year if we do not get a handle on it now."
The "problem" is in the eye of the beholder Senator.
And in the eye of President Jarrett, everything is going according to plan.
Because every single one of those $125 billion dollars went toward buying votes for Democrats. What could be more important than that?
If the Obamabots were interested in Homeland Security they'd close the borders and keep Iran and Hezbollah on the terrorist watch list.
Instead they're focused on one thing. Putting as many Americans as possible on the dole. Consumers of government vote for the party of government. And Democrats are masters at promising Free Stuff.
Just wait, the next two years of "improper payments" will make $125 billion look like a drop in the bucket. They're gonna pull out all the stops to keep the White House firmly under their jackboots, which means levels of wealth transfer that would make Robin Hood blush.
Tax "refunds" to illegal aliens who never paid a dime of taxes in their lives.
Obamacare subsidies to anybody with a pulse. And to the recently departed, especially if Social Security "forgot" to count them as dead.
College loan "forgiveness."
More mortgage writedown shenanigans from the FHA too.
No grant is too small. No boondoggle too shameful. Federal largess will flow where votes are needed most, while their propagandists in the press fan the flames of racial and class discord. It's the Progressives' Battle Of The Bulge, their last-ditch effort to cement socialism as the successor to the great American republic.
And when we really do run out of other people's money? Hey, that's Hillary's
This president really does believe he's our king. That we must bow before him. That he can impose his will upon us by fiat. The Constitution? That's so old, who cares about it anymore? Certainly not anyone in his administration!
He's got a pen and a phone, and he's going to use them to unilaterally raise taxes.
President Obama really does think he is a king or an emperor of some type. Now he claims that he is going to use executive orders to raise taxes on us all.
This arrogant prince thinks he can do anything he wants just by his say-so. No act of Congress needed.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unilateral executive action.
"The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.
Tyranny. Pure, unadulterated tyranny.
The reason the Constitution requires that all new taxes originate in the House is because its members face reelection every two years, and are thus very responsive to the desires of their constituents and/or are quickly replaced. At least that's the theory. A big hole in that limitation is that there doesn't seem to be any sort of enforcement mechanism available, otherwise ObamaCare!!! — which originated, taxes and all, in the Senate — could never have become law.
Bad as that is, at least the Senate also faces popular pressure, so much so that half of the Democrat Senators who voted to pass ObamaCare!!! have since been removed or exited gracelessly from their jobs.
But the executive? Raising taxes on his own accord? Because the House, most closely representing the will of the people, won't succumb to his will and enact his "preferred option" on its own?
Remember the concept of "no taxation without representation?" Yeah, me neither.
The Founding Fathers declared independence over less. The list of abuses and usurpations imposed by this president is unparalled in history.
And he grows bolder with each passing day.
Consider that just last week he moved to ban AR-15 ammo, the most common bullet sold in the United States.
And yesterday he announced a plan to Federalize every local police department in the country.
He's preparing for something big. And if We The People allow him to succeed, if we do not stand up, united in opposition to his tyranny, Freedom and Liberty will die. Forever.
The president who bombs everybody vetoed an Israeli first strike against Iran's nuclear weapons facilities. Not only that, he threatened to shoot down IAF planes if they tried.
In a shocking report, a Kuwaiti newspaper is claiming that President Barack Obama once threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they went through with a plan to target Iranian nuclear sites.
Citing "well-placed sources," Al-Jarida claims that sometime in 2014, the Israeli government made plans to attack Iran when they heard that the United States and Iran were on the cusp of striking a secret nuclear deal behind Israeli's back. The decision was made after Israel learned the terms of the deal were supposedly "a threat to Israel's security."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly came to the decision after four nights of deliberation with commanders, and Israeli jets even managed experimental test flights in Iranian airspace after evading Iranian radars. But when an Israeli official with good ties to the Obama administration revealed the planned airstrikes, Obama allegedly threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets.
No wonder Dear Leader doesn't want Netanyahu to speak before Congress! Suppose the Prime Minister gets up there on Tuesday and confirms this report? Suppose he says, yes, Barack Obama is actively working to ensure that Iran gets The Bomb?
Because, face it, if Obama was in fact helping Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, what exactly would he be doing differently?
Actually there are reports saying exactly that.
The deal that the United States and the P5+1 powers are working towards would enable Iran to produce nuclear weapons only a few years after the signing of the accords, if Iran demonstrates "good behavior" during the years the agreement is in effect, Israel's NRG reported on Monday citing The Associated Press. The report cites an official involved in the talks between the Western powers and Iran who leaked details of the agreement emerging between the two sides.
Does this scare the living shit out of you?
Because I'm freaking out. Iran has told the world exactly what they'll do with an atomic bomb.
Maybe Obama is OK with smoking craters where Haifa and Tel Aviv used to be, but anyone who's sane would be recoiling in horror.
Here's what I hope.
I hope Israel launches that strike. Soon. They know how.
And I hope our pilots and air group commanders will stand down and refuse
to attack an ally of freedom. Because an order from
Valerie Jarrett to attack Israel is so far beyond the pale that it must
be seen for what it really is. Treason.
Remember that day after Pearl Harbor when FDR told Harry Hopkins to set up a WPA office in Tokyo because the "root cause" of Japanese aggression was the lack of good jobs?
Yeah, good times.
And it's what probably would have actually happened if Barack Obama had been our president back then.
Two incomprehensible news items today.
Item #1 — State Department spokesidiot Marie Harf:
We cannot kill our way out of the IS problem; we have to address the "Root Causes" and give the IS killers jobs.
I hear Target is hiring greeters.
And not for nothing, but given Obama's ability to create jobs, we're doomed.
Item #2 — Hey Egypt, couldja please stop bombing ISIS? Because it's making us look lame, or something.
The United States does not support Egyptian and Emirati airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya because the U.S. believes the crisis in Libya must be resolved politically and without outside interference, a Department of Defense spokesman said Tuesday.
What color is the sky on their planet?
Obama's strategy is working so well, ISIS just torched another 45 "random" people.
They're barbarians. But Obama can't bring himself to contextualize their depravity.
The Obama White House said Monday that there's no evidence Muslims are more likely to become radicalized than any other group of people in America, and said that.s why this week's summit on countering violent extremist won't focus on Muslims in particular.
The Obama administration has repeatedly avoided saying that radical Islamic extremists are the cause of recent terrorist events around the world, drawing criticism from Republicans who say the White House is ignoring reality. White House officials followed up that logic Monday by saying domestically, it's not right to profile people based on their religion when considering strategies to counter violent extremists.
I ask again, what color is the sky on their planet?
Here's a pro tip. Denying reality doesn't make reality go away.
Officials did acknowledge that the Islamic State is behind several terrorist activities in the Middle East, but they dismissed the idea that this group is Muslim at all. Instead, they said the group is using a "warped interpretation" of Islam.
You wanna know who's interpretation is "warped?" Obama's. And all his sycophants'.
While they equivocate, ISIS marches on.
While Obama dithers, the world burns.
Remember his remark about "the JV team?" Yeah, there is a JV team alright, only it's his team that's not ready for prime time.
He's either woefully incompetent, or, and this is my real fear, he's rooting for the other side and actively working to ensure a worldwide Islamic victory.
Censorship is coming to the WyBlog. Obama's FEC commissars are going to regulate political blogs and websites, subjecting us to their byzantine campaign finance regulations.
Liberals on the Federal Election Commission are discussing new rules to regulate websites and blogs. The new regulations would require websites to disclose their political donors.
The better for Lois Lerner to harass those donors, of course.
So, nonwithstanding the First Amendment, I can have opinions, just so long as they're the approved opinions.
I'm pretty sure the Founding Fathers wouldn't approve. Can you imagine the absurdity of Thomas Paine reporting to King George on the sources of his funding for Common Sense? Yeah, me neither.
The fact that so many liberals do approve speaks volumes about their mentality. They want to be told what to think; it frees them from having to take responsibility for their actions. They want to be insulated from contrary opinions; it relieves them from contemplating right vs wrong.
Welcome to communist America. Where the government controls the media. And citizens aren't free to speak their minds.
Noting the 32,000 public comments that came into the FEC in advance of the hearing, Democratic Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said, "75 percent thought that we need to do more about money in politics, particularly in the area of disclosure. And I think that's something that we can't ignore."
But a former Republican FEC chairman said in his testimony that if the agency moves to regulate the Internet, including news voices like the Drudge Report as GOP commissioners have warned, many thousands more comments will flood in in opposition of regulation.
"If you produce a rule that says we are going to start regulating this stuff, including the internet and so on, I think you will see a lot more than 32,000 comments come in and I don't think staff will analyze them and find that 75 percent are favorable to more regulation," said Bradley Smith, now with the Center for Competitive Politics.
They don't care what we want. They're going to impose their will. They're going to shut us up. They're going to shut me up.
This isn't America anymore. And if you voted for Obama, then you don't deserve to call yourself an American. You're a communist. Move to Cuba or North Korea already. Because I am not going to stand idly by and let you and this power-mad president destroy the last vestiges of my freedom.
I have a RIGHT to speak my mind. And Barack Obama can go to hell.
He sees you when you're driving. He knows where you came from. He's watching where you're going. And he's waiting for you around the bend.
I'll bet you thought Enemy of the State was a work of fiction.
Nope. While you were singing along to American Idol, fretting about #DeflateGate, or waiting for the Blizzard That Never Was, the Obama administration built a massive database to track us in real time. Millions of license plate scanners mounted along roads nationwide log our every move, with the data freely available to any law enforcement agency who asks for it. Privacy? Yeah, you don't have that. Big Brother Obama sees all.
The Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records about motorists, according to current and former officials and government documents.
The primary goal of the license-plate tracking program, run by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is to seize cars, cash and other assets to combat drug trafficking, according to one government document. But the database's use has expanded to hunt for vehicles associated with numerous other potential crimes, from kidnappings to killings to rape suspects, say people familiar with the matter.
Officials have publicly said that they track vehicles near the border with Mexico to help fight drug cartels. What hasn't been previously disclosed is that the DEA has spent years working to expand the database "throughout the United States," according to one email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Many state and local law-enforcement agencies are accessing the database for a variety of investigations, according to people familiar with the program, putting a wealth of information in the hands of local officials who can track vehicles in real time on major roadways.
Seven years ago I predicted just this kind of thing, when I wrote about the Mobile Plate Hunter 900. Back then it was 2 cameras mounted on a police car driving around parking lots. I'm sure the technology has "matured" in the interim, and it looks like they've got years and years of data recorded, now correlated into one big conveniently searchable database.
Which, apparently, the state of Maryland is already using to
harass legal concealed carry permit holders. Because the Fourth
Amendment is a shadow of its former self. And our Founding Fathers
could never have imagined trading our liberty for the illusion of
Nothing upsets a climate change alarmist more than cheap fossil fuel. Since gasoline prices are approaching an all-time low, Barack Obama needs to find a way to make oil more expensive asap.
Enter a quid pro quo with his Muslim buddies in Saudi Arabia. They're not exactly fans of cheap oil either dontcha know. So, what better way to nudge those oil futures higher than doubling down on killing the Keystone XL pipeline, and then putting another 12 million acres of Alaska off-limits to drilling?
The Obama administration will propose setting aside more than 12 million acres in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday, halting any chance of oil exploration for now in the refuge's much-fought-over coastal plain and sparking a fierce battle with Republicans, including the new chair of the Senate Energy Committee.
The announcement, according to individuals briefed on the plan, is just the first in a series of decisions the Interior Department will make in the coming week that will affect the state's oil and gas production. The department will also put part of the Arctic Ocean off limits to drilling as part of a five-year leasing plan it will issue this week and is considering whether to impose additional limits on oil and gas production in parts of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Add in his EPA's anti-fracking edicts, and you have a full-blown war on domestic oil production, which quite coincidentally will cause global oil prices to rise.
Mideast Islamic theocracies, and Vladmir Putin, that's who. America's enemies, of course.
Guess where Dear Leader is suddenly interested in going, with all possible haste? Saudi Arabia! Where it just so happens they're sucking wind due to low oil prices. Imagine if he were to whisper in new King Salman's ear, Muslim-to-Muslim, I've got your back?
Go ahead. Tell me it's too far-fetched a notion. And I'll say, this is the guy who gave machine guns to Mexican drug lords, ostensibly to push "gun control" here in America. Nothing is beyond the pale when it comes to pushing his far-left anti-American ideology.
Remember, he's identified the "greatest threat" to our existence. It's not Islamic terrorism. It's not the unsecured border. It's not the $18 trillion dollar federal deficit. It's not a resurgent Russia, or a nuclear Iran. And it's not the 1/3 of Americans on federal welfare programs.
It's the Climate Change Chimera that moves him to act. Even though Global Warming is on hold. And there's the Snow Storm Of The Century bearing down on Chez WyBlog as we speak. Too bad I can't hop a private jet to Davos and pontificate about sacrificing for Mother Gaia. Sorry, but I gotta get my shovels ready.
Obama promised us $8 per gallon gas? Go ahead, tell me he isn't hell bent
on doing everything he can to make that happen.
I have absolutely no intention of watching Dear Leader tell us how great he is tonight. Because for the next 2 years he'll be putting the "lame" in lame duck, and really, will the GOP fall for any of his ridiculously liberal policy prescriptions?
Nah. Obama is about to discover the meaning of the word irrelevant.
Starting with his blueprint for playing class warfare with the part of America that still gets up and goes to work every morning.
No matter what Obama says, his policies have been devasting to the middle class. People are worse off now than they were six years ago. They know it. He knows it. And we know he knows it.
But, he'll never admit he knows it. His narcissism won't let him admit failure.
Wanna know the state of our union?
There's the illusion of falling unemployment.
Of the more than 3,000 U.S. counties, just 65 have recovered from Obama's recession.
Let's look at a few numbers Obama wouldn't dare mention tonight.
The national debt now stands at $18.1 trillion dollars.
Of that, $7.5 trillion came on Obama's watch.
There was a time when he lambasted George Bush as "unpatriotic" for adding $4 trillion to the national debt. I'm pretty sure he wants you to forget that.
Then there's his proposal for universal broadband access. Sounds great, right? Yeah, until you get the bill. To pay for it, he'll put a 16.1% tax on your FiOS and cable internet service. Ouch.
He'll probably tell you how great it is that he bowed down to Castro's Cuba.
But he won't mention how he let Iran and North Korea get The Bomb. Or how he misjudged Putin's Russia. Or completely bungled the Arab Spring. He'll wave a pencil for Charlie Hebdo, but he won't utter the words "Islamic terrorism." And he'll undoubtedly bash Israel for defending herself while praising Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, and Boko Haram.
Osama bin Laden might be dead, but al Qaeda is alive, and growing in power.
And last but not least, he'll tout he his new "free" college plan. What he won't do is mention how he's going to pay for it — by taxing your kid's formerly tax-free 529 savings account. Because if you planned ahead, you need to pay for the slackers who didn't.
After all, slackers vote Democrat.
So, if you're still with me, and you're looking to sum up Barry's 6th SOTU is one sentence, this comment from a Facebook friend will fill the bill:
Just a word of caution - if you pulled the word investment in the SOTU drinking game, you're going to need medical attention.
All the more reason to tune in to NFL Network at 9 and follow
In 2015, Every time you eat a hamburger, a climate scientist cries.
Because, according to the Obama Administration, you need to go vegan, or the planet will die.
A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary guidelines comes out, it may push even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods — at the expense of meat.
The advisory panel has been discussing the idea of sustainability in public meetings, indicating that its recommendations, expected early this year, may address the environment. A draft recommendation circulated last month said a sustainable diet helps ensure food access for both the current population and future generations.
A dietary pattern higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods is "more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact than is the current average U.S. diet," the draft said.
Hyperbole, it's what's for dinner. Maybe it tastes better than broccoli.
Nevertheless, the True Believers will not be deterred.
Their first target? Beef.
The study said that compared with other popular animal proteins, beef produces more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out more water-polluting nitrogen, takes more water for irrigation and uses more land.
Well, I suppose we could always Eat Mor Chikin!
Seriously though, the constant drumbeat for Globull Warming is tiresome. And every time the Obamunists come up with another hare-brained regulatory regime, more Americans inevitably lose their jobs while the rest of us end up paying higher prices for basic necessities.
Sometimes a steak is just a steak, and not a political statement, or a dagger in the heart of Mother Gaia.
Oh, by the way, guess what I'm having for dinner tonight?
That sound you hear? It's Gina McCarthy's head exploding. Yowzah!
While you're sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday please remember to take a minute and bow your head in praise of Dear Leader and his latest salvo in the econuts' never-ending war on your wallet.
He's making the food you're eating more expensive.
He's ensuring the electricity you're using will be more expensive too.
And if you blink you'll miss the part where he just designated the puddles in your driveway as official "Waters Of The United States."
Yes, to combat the chimera of Climate Change, everything you do needs 3,415 more regulations, 3,415 more restrictions, and 3,415 more bureaucratic fiefdoms fecklessly fulminating for the fulfillment of Mother Gaia's global gloom jamboree.
Because they wouldn't dump this stuff in our laps on the eve of a major holiday if they thought we'd be cheering for it.
While Americans are focused on what delicious foods they're going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda— marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday.
The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration's regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday— and right before a major holiday.
But the White House may have a good reason to do so because its Unified Agenda for fall 2014 includes some 3,415 regulations— more than the last regulatory agenda, and one that includes 189 rules that cost more than $100 million.
One of the most contentious rules is the Environmental Protection Agency rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. According to the agenda, these rules will be finalized in 2015.
Electricity rates will "necessarily" skyrocket.
Or, you'll freeze in the dark.
A more pressing EPA rule set to be finalized is the so-called coal ash rule for coal-fired power plants. A final rule will be issued by Dec. 19, and could be bad news for the power sector, which will bear the brunt of $20.3 billion in compliance costs.
Of course by "bear the brunt," Obama means, pass those costs on to you.
What? You thought renewable energy was competively priced? Bwhahahaha!
But probably the most fought-over rules to be finalized by the EPA next year will be its redefining of the "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. The EPA will issue its redefinition next year, according to the agenda.
"The 'waters of the U.S.' rule may be one of the most significant private property grabs in U.S. history," said Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter, adding "they want to take another step toward outright permitting authority over virtually any wet area in the country, while at the same time providing a new tool for environmental groups to sue private property owners."
Anything to make your life more difficult! Your birdbath is now regulated by the EPA, and some ecotwit is undoubtedly planning to sue you over it.
Whatever you do, don't cry. Your tears are "waters of the U.S." too.
Why do I love Ted Cruz?
This. This is why.
Today on the Senate floor he spoke the words of the great Marcus Tullius Cicero…
When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly guards placed on the border—do not the watches posted throughout the city—does not the alarm of the people, and the union of all good men and women—does not the precaution taken of assembling the senate in this most defensible place—do not the looks and countenances of this venerable body here present, have any effect upon you? Do you not feel that your plans are detected? Do you not see that your conspiracy is already arrested and rendered powerless by the knowledge that every one here possesses of it? What is there that you did last night, what the night before—where is it that you were—who was there that you summoned to meet you—what design was there which was adopted by you, with which you think that any one of us is unacquainted?
Shame on the age and its lost principles! The senate is aware of these things; the senate sees them; and yet this man dictates by his pen, and his phone. Dictates! Ah, he won't even come into the senate. He will not take part in the public deliberations; he ignores every individual among us. And we, gallant men and women, think that we are doing our duty to the republic if we keep out of the way of his frenzied attacks.
You ought, President Obama, long ago have been led to defeat by your own disdain for the people. That destruction which you have been long plotting ought to have already fallen.
What shall we, who are the senate, tolerate President Obama, openly desirous to destroy the Constitution and this republic? For I pass over older instances, such as how the IRS plotted to silence American citizens. There was—there was once such virtue in this republic that brave men would repress mischievous citizens with severer chastisement than the most bitter enemy. For we have a resolution of the senate, a formidable and authoritative decree against you, Mr. President; the wisdom of the republic is not at fault, nor the dignity of this senatorial body. We, we alone—I say it openly,—we, the senate, are waiting in our duty to stop this lawless administration and its unconstitutional amnesty.
The fate of America cannot be the fate of Rome. For surely as the Catiline conspiracy begat Ceasar, Ceasar's hubris begat the barbarian hordes. Obama's lawlessness will do no less to America. These "immigrants" to which he so desparately panders, they do not seek to become Americans or to join in our great journey. Rather they demand that America become the countries they fled, and that we who are here must adapt their culture and their language and their ways, sacrificing our own on the altar of political correctness.
And America as we knew her will cease to exist.
This imperial president must be stopped! America is not a dictatorship, no matter how much Obama wants to pretend he's Caesar. He has no regard for our laws, or for our Constitution, or for the people. He looks only to himself, and to the abrogration of power.
He has no right to rule by decree. He has no authority that is not enumerated in Article II. And yet he persists in flagrantly disregarding the separation of powers established by our forefathers, and thus perpetrating a crisis upon our republic.
There is but one remedy. Impeachment. Now. Or our children will be
If the Secret Service gets their way, us peasants won't be able to even look at the White House anymore. All because some guy jumped the fence on Friday, and caught them with their pants down.
Remember when the White House was The People's House? Now it'll be more like The Forbidden City.
The Secret Service is considering a number of proposals designed to prevent intruders from breaching the security perimeter around the White House, according to published reports.
The Associated Press reported that agency officials have had preliminary discussions about setting up checkpoints in public areas around the executive mansion. A law enforcement official told the AP that such a measure has previously been discussed. However, the issue has taken on added urgency after a Texas man carrying a knife jumped the perimeter fence Friday evening and made it inside the North Portico doors before he was apprehended.
The Washington Post reported that security checkpoints could be implemented as far as a block away from the White House entrance. The paper also reported that the Secret Service is also considering keeping people off the sidewalks around the perimeter fence and creating additional barriers.
If only your president would take the security of our Southern border so seriously.
But no, the riff-raff cannot be allowed to get within a mile of His Imperial Majesty. White House tours are still "suspended," supposedly due to the Sequester. (Remember that? It was repealed like 2 years ago.) Schoolkids have to content themselves with watching a movie from the confines of the White House Visitor's Center, located far, far away from the actual thing.
And now we won't be able to even walk down the street in front of Mr. Obama's
Executive Fortress. For our own good, of course. He's better than us. His
wife is better than your wife. His kids are better than your kids. And his
house is off-limits. Avert your eyes, lest you catch a glimpse of the Emperor,
for which the penalty is … death.
He can't help himself. His bubris mandates his intellectual superiority must be displayed. And thus Barack Obama started his latest speech with a cringe-worthy apology to Muslims.
Because he knows Islam better than anyone else. (Just like with Obamacare; he knows Catholicism better than the Pope does.) He took a class. He discussed it with Smart People. And his opinion is obviously more reasonable than any practical considerations arising out of, you know, the actions and beliefs of actual Muslims.
Obama: "ISIL is not Islamic". So what does he think the acronym stands for?— Bart Simmons (@SimmonsBart) September 11, 2014
Let him be clear: ISIL in not Islamic. Except that they call themselves the Islamic State. And they kill in the name of Islam. #ObamaSpeech— Nadine Elhindi (@NadineElhindi) September 11, 2014
Ignoring reality is The Progressive Way. They truly believe they're our moral and intellectual superiors. And when the world doesn't meet their utopian fantasies, it's not them who has failed. It's the world. The world has not lived up its potential, because it did not follow The Progressive Way.
And so Obama redoubles his efforts to remake the world into his vision
of what it should be. He won't be deterred, no matter how many times he's
Hindsight is 20/20.
And really, I told you so.
But no, you morons voted for him. Twice.
Now it's too late, even if the lightbulb finally came on.
A majority of Americans and even many Democrats consider President Obama's tenure to be a "failure," according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News.
The poll shows Americans say 52-42 that Obama has been more of a failure than a success. Among registered voters, the gap is even bigger -- at 55-39 -- with four in 10 (41 percent) saying they "strongly" believe Obama has been a failure.
Those saying Obama has been a failure include one in four Democrats (25 percent), nearly three in 10 liberals (29 percent) and the vast, vast majority of conservative Republicans (92 percent). Nearly one in five liberals (18 percent) say they feel "strongly" that Obama has been a failure.
I believe the canonical phrase is "Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure," but hey, welcome to the party anyway kids.
Then again, those liberals labeling him a "failure," when reached in Mom's basement, probably said he hasn't taken us far enough to the left.
There's no pleasing some folks.
But the rest of us? We'll be applauding the Mitt Romney Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk World Tour.
And really, let this be a lesson to you. Because if you idiots turn around
and vote for Hillary in 2016? Yeah, congratulations, you destroyed
America, on purpose.
Obama golfs while the Mideast burns.
And because Martha's Vineyard is chock full of sketchy characters, he's got a SWAT team and snipers keeping watch over each and every mulligan.
Yazidis and Christians are fleeing being beheaded in Iraq, but Obama needs a SWAT team on a Vineyard golf course?
As conflict continued in Iraq, President Barack Obama waged a different kind of war during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard — on the golf course.
Obama was escorted to the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, by a huge motorcade, which included a SWAT team and two snipers who peered out of an open trunk.
Maybe Judge Smails misread his new SketchFactor app?
SketchFactor uses crowd-sourced observations and public data to gauge the "relative sketchiness of an area."
"Google Maps does a good job of telling us where streets intersect but it gives us no information about what the experience of the street is," said Allison McGuire, 27, who co-founded the app with Daniel Herrington, 26.
The app gives users the chance to find out what they might be in for when they trek to a far-out swath of the city — from rats and rancid smells to leering homeless guys and dangerous intersections.
Well, there could very well be a gopher lurking around the 18th green…
Crime, meet journalism and a heavy dose of irony.
A WUSA-TV news van was burglarized in Washington, D.C., Friday while the news crew was interviewing locals nearby, the station reported.
The robbery happened as they were reporting about a "sketchy neighborhood" app.
The crew said they had locked their van in D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood, but someone popped the lock and absconded with "the gear of photojournalist James Hash, the backpack of reporter Mola Lenghi, and the purse of intern Taylor Bisciotti."
Stay safe out there Barry.
So what better way to bump his sagging poll numbers than by pretending he's under savage attack by Evil Rethuglicans?
As if anyone would actually impeach the first black president. Yeah, I can just imagine how well that'll play in Peoria. Not even The Stupid Party is that stupid.
Besides, President Biden.
John Boehner nailed the Democrats' strategy — fundraise on fear.
House Speaker John Boehner torched Democrats on Tuesday over talk of impeaching President Barack Obama, insisting that Republicans have no such plans and that Democrats are using the issue to gin up their base.
"Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president's own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they're trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year's election," the Ohio Republican told reporters, in response to a question.
"We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans," a visibly frustrated Boehner said. "Listen, it's all a scam started by Democrats at the White House."
I don't often agree with Cryin' John, but this time he's right on the money.
Obama needs the House to impeach him. He's practically begging them to do it. It'd be his Wag The Dog opus, the perfect ploy to deflect attention away from his myriad failures and corral recalcitrant Democrats back into his corner.
Sorry Barry. We're stuck with you, and you're stuck with us. So go play some
more golf and solidify your legacy as President Irrevelant.
From Hope and Change to disappointment and shame.
Poll after poll shows President Obama's approval rating dipping recently, and one new Quinnipiac University Poll finds that voters say Mitt Romney would have been a better choice in 2012.
With Mr. Obama deploying military troops to Iraq, failing to find compromise with Congress and seeing major defeats in the Supreme Court, voters continue to sour on him.
Quinnipiac found 45 percent of voters say the country would have been better off if Mr. Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, had been election, while just 38 percent say Mr. Obama remains a better choice.
Even Democrats aren't so sure — just 74 percent of them told the pollsters Mr. Obama was clearly the better pick in the last election.
Voters also rate him the worst president since World War II, topping even his predecessor, President George W. Bush, who had left office with terrible ratings.
Historians will spend years wondering how Obama fooled so many for so long.
Even the ultra-liberals in New Jersey are souring on their Dear Leader.
If a poll released today is any indication, voters in New Jersey have slightly soured on President Obama.
About 51 percent of New Jersey voters surveyed last week disapprove of Obama's performance, according to the Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll. Another 45 percent approve of the work he's doing.
That's a downturn since April, when the president had a 49 percent approval rating; 47 percent gave him a thumbs down at that time.
The only poll that matters, of course, is in November. And sadly the same folks who have opened their eyes to the Real Obama are still enamored with his lapdog Senator.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has the early lead in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race, but a poll shows uncertainty among voters.
Today's Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll finds 43 percent of registered voters surveyed support Booker compared to 23 percent who back Republican Jeff Bell.
However, 15 percent say they would vote for another candidate and 17 percent are undecided.
Poll director Patrick Murray says the early preference for none of the above indicates a simmering distrust of the two major parties.
Booker's approval rating of 48 percent remains mostly unchanged from previous surveys in April and February.
And with the GOP doing their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory I am not at all optimistic that we'll see a course correction this year, let alone in 2016.
Please America, prove me wrong.
Dear Leader is going to be very, very angry. And I suspect that the IRS just moved 9 names to the top of their Audit Now list.
Barack Obama used his recess powers to appoint a head for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three radical far left members to the NLRB despite the fact that the senate was in session in January 2012.
The Supreme Court today found Barack Obama's NLRB recess appointments were unconstitutional.
You'd think that a guy who pretended to teach Constitutional Law would be better informed on what the Constitution actually says. Nope. Not even the ultra-liberals on the Court bought his bogus arguments. That's gotta hurt. And it probably won't be very much fun to come anywhere near Royal Consort Valerie Jarrett today.
In a unanimous decision, the high court ruled in favor of Senate Republicans and limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments.
The court upheld the general authority of the president to make recess appointments, but said Obama lacked the power to fill slots at the NLRB during a brief, three-day Senate recess in 2012.
Obama had argued that the Senate was on an extended holiday break and that the brief sessions it held every three days were a sham that was intended to prevent him from filling seats on the NLRB.
The justices rejected that argument.
Alas, this ruling is a lot like closing the barn door after the horses have
left. Since Dingy Harry nuked the Senate they've become little more than a
rubber-stamp for the regime. All that could change, of course, if the GOP
gets out of their own way
in November. Then the last two years of Barry's Caliphate could very well
be the worst 2 years of his life.