Venezuela to require fingerprint scanning at grocery stores to ration bread consumption. The rulers ran out of toilet paper more than a year ago, so perhaps they should install hand washing basins near the scanners to ensure a clear image.
When you have trillions of dollars at stake, all being funneled to your friends and into your own pockets, you can’t exactly admit that the models supporting all that spending (and, far more important to some, the centralized control it gives governments) are fucked up, can you?
Thirty-four percent of liberals, and 26 percent of Democrats, said either that immigrants should be preferred over Americans for jobs, or that they did not know if anyone should be preferred.
And Democrat Chairman Debbie Wasseran-Schwartz called illegals today “part of the backbone of our economy”. 140 millions americans hold jobs, compared to 8 million illegal aliens, but from the perspective of their estates in Vail, Beverly Hills and Palm Beach, it’s easy to see how liberals could be confused. For Wasserman and her crowd, the little brown ones they see tending their gardens, raising their children and cleaning their pools are indeed the backbone of the good life.
Think about those numbers: these liberals and Democrats believe that “immigrants” should be preferred over Americans. Preferred! What have they got against the poor folks already here?
Responding to criticism that he’d displayed callousness yesterday by leaving immediately to the green after mumbling regrets for James Foley’s beheading,Obama spent today playing golf.
Here, again, is what Obama said when he was running for office:
The future president was talking about how those running for president need to be prepared to “give their life to it.”
“The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am giving myself to you.”
Obama went on to say that “the American people should have no patience for what’s going on in your head because you’ve got a job to do” and that people should only run for president if they’re willing to make that sacrifice.
When asked by the host if he could imagine himself making that kind of commitment, he said, “Sure.”
Forget the broken promise; there are lots of those, but the brazenness about this partying is amazing. Beheadings of American citizens, riots in the heartland, his own Secretary of Defense warning today that ISIS is coming; Barry wants to play golf, so he does.
Bloomberg called Obama “the most arrogant man I’ve ever met”, and I think he’d be seconded on that by everyone who’s ever watched this man in action.
President Obama violated a “clear and unambiguous” law when he released five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday.
“[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.”
The GAO rejected the idea that the action was legal and sidestepped the Obama team’s suggestion that the law is unconstitutional.
“It is not our role or our practice to determine the constitutionality of duly enacted statutes,” the report says. “In our view, where legislation has been passed by Congress and signed by the President, thereby satisfying the bicameralism and presentment requirements in the Constitution, that legislation is entitled to a heavy presumption in favor of constitutionality.”
Five terrorist generals for one deserter. This is not by accident.
RELATED: U.S. Judge doesn’t bother holding Argentina in contempt because he that country will just ignore him anyway. All that held Argentina in check was the rule of law, which it has decided to dishonor. Congratulations, Obama, you’ve turned us into a Banana Republic.
“I think they owe me a huge apology,” [Jessie] Nizewitz said.
She added that the show cost her a “budding relationship” with a man she had been seeing for a month.
“He never called me again after the show aired. I would have hoped we could have had a long-term relationship. He was employed, Jewish, in his 30s and that’s pretty much ideal,” Nizewitz said.
It does appear that Jessie’s going to need someone in her life who is gainfully employed if she is to stay out of the homeless shelters. A job, and a few functioning brain cells wouldn’t hurt, either.
David Stockman’s 15,000 sq.ft. castle at 105 Conyers Farm has languished on the market since 2010, when he brought it on at $23.5 million. That price barely budged through the years and as recently as just a few months ago he still had it at $19.750, This July he dropped it to $13.4, and I complemented him for his sagacity. Today, it’s reported as pending.
I’m a little cheesed that Stockman chose to return to his original broker when he decided to lower the price, because it was that broker and agent who persuaded him to price it so ludicrously in the first place. But I imagine he might still be miffed at me, for accurately appraising his home and crushing his delusions in the NYT back in January.
“For $9 million, it’s a nice little house,” [Mr. Fountain] said. “But these types of houses don’t age well. There is just too much horse crap out there on the polo fields.”