OK so this might be a shallow post, but it’s the weekend and I’m feeling catty and I can’t help but notice that whenever Barry is allowed to pick out his own clothes, it’s almost always a fashion fail.
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First, black jeans have been out since the millennium. Second, the high waist with the tightly cinched belt screams dork. Third, tucking the golf shirt into a pair of jeans is also a foul on the play. Fourth, the offending jeans are floods. And finally, pairing jeans and sneakers should be illegal.
I’m starting to think the man has chicken legs and this is why he refuses to wear shorts in public. If that’s the case, someone needs to get the man a pair of wind pants.
Call me biased, but this is what the Commander in Chief should look like when biking:
And don’t get me started on Michelle.
Update: Mr. loppyd has scolded me for my sneakers and jeans comment. He thinks it’s generational. Since it’s Sunday and I’m feeling charitable, I hereby declare that jeans and sneakers on a man under 50 should be illegal.
15 year low…
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes dropped more steeply than expected in July to their lowest pace in 15 years, an industry group said on Tuesday, implying further loss of momentum in the economic recovery.
The National Association of Realtors said sales dropped a record 27.2% from June to an annual rate of 3.83 million units, the lowest level since May 1995. June’s sales pace was revised down to a 5.26 million-unit pace.
First, he says the U.S. is an accessory to 9/11, then he refuses to call Hamas a terrorist organization and now this:
New audio has surfaced of the imam behind the controversial mosque near Ground Zero allegedly telling an audience overseas that the United States has been far more deadly than al-Qaeda. “We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non Muslims,” Feisal Abdul Rauf said at a 2005 lecture sponsored by the University of South Australia.
This is what passes as a moderate in the left’s warped world.
Howie Carr has welcomed Obama to the Bay State with a letter. Grab a cup of coffee and be prepared to have a good laugh.
Welcome to Massachusetts, or as you call it, Massa-TU-setts. Many of us think it’s one of the most beautiful of our 50 states – excuse me, 57 states.
First things first, Mr. President. Vacations are a time for family, and yours includes Auntie Zeituni. Do you know how neglected she feels up there in Southie in that sweltering Section 8 apartment?
She says, when the phone don’t ring, I know it’s Barry.
Here’s a suggestion: Call Sen. Kerry. You may have heard – his second wife’s first husband’s trust fund just bought the senator a new boat. Liveshot could sail The Botched Joke to Boston, pick up Auntie Zeituni at the Dorchester Yacht Club and bring her back to the islands. Maybe he and Mama T would even invite you over to Nantucket for dinner. From Brant Point, he could point out to you where Deval’s wind turbines will be going up to destroy the view.
For the sake of maintaining good will with the natives, Mr. President, I’d try to minimize the number of visits to the villages. Despite what your parrots on CNBC keep saying, the economy sucks, even in Beautiful People-land, and the local merchants don’t need those hourlong shutdowns of their assorted main drags here at the end of the tourist season.
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More of a dirtbag than we thought.
The founder and editor of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been charged in Sweden with rape and molestation, a spokeswoman for the Swedish prosecutor’s office told CNN Saturday.
Spokeswoman Karin Rosander said the charges were filed Friday night in relation to two separate instances, but she didn’t have more detail about when the alleged crimes occurred or who the alleged victims are.
Assange denied the charges in a posting Saturday on the WikiLeaks Twitter page, saying, “The charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing.”
Whaa-whaa. Dude, did you consider that having your face plastered all over the news for the last month might have led to the charges?
UPDATE: The warrant has been recalled. (Thanks to PISSED for the H/T)
UPDATE: The molestation charge remains:
Julian Assange, who was believed to be in Sweden, remained under suspicion of a lesser crime of molestation in a separate case, prosecutors said.
Recovery Summer continues with a spike in new unemployment claims. Are you surprised? CNBC sure is.
Weekly Jobless Claims Post Surprise Jump, Hit 500,000
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to a nine-month high last week, yet another setback to the frail economic recovery.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 500,000 in the week ended August 14, the highest since mid-November, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims slipping to 476,000 from the previously reported 484,000 the prior week, which was revised up to 488,000 in Thursday’s report.
I wonder if Barry will take a break from golfing or gorging ice cream in public on his zillionth vacation of the year to tell us how wonderful the economy is?
He’ll be not really on vacation here:
Obviously the tourists who have visited Martha’s Vineyard this summer are raaaacists.
One barometer of the plunge in excitement has been the sale of Obama-themed T-shirts, which designers had been banking on after the craze of last year. Clothing labeled with the president’s name sold by the thousands, helping to salvage a tough economic year for the island.
“Last year, Obama gave you goose bumps, but I don’t think you’re going to see that this year,’’ said Alex McCluskey, co-owner of the Locker Room, who sold more than 4,000 “I vacationed with Obama’’ T-shirts last year. But so far this year, he said, his hot item is T-shirts of former President Bush asking, “Miss me yet?’’
Actually, last year Obama gave me heartburn.
I, for one, welcome it.
Washington (CNN) — President Obama’s comments on a plan to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero are not only giving opponents an opportunity to attack him but also reveal a messaging problem from the White House, a communications expert said.
“The danger here is an incoherent presidency,” said David Morey, vice chairman of the Core Strategy Group, who provided communications advice to Obama’s 2008 campaign. “Simpler is better, and rising above these issues and leading by controlling the dialogue is what the presidency is all about. So I think that’s the job they have to do more effectively as they have in the past [in the campaign].”
Obama has faced a torrent of criticism for what was called mixed messages on the controversial plan. On Friday, Obama said Muslims “have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country … That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”
The following day, Obama told Ed Henry, CNN’s senior White House correspondent, that he was “not commenting on the wisdom” of the project, just the broader principle that the government should treat “everyone equal, regardless” of religion. Then a White House spokesman clarified those comments.
“There is no question they are having messaging problems at the White House,” Morey said. “They’ve lost control of the dialogue, and they’ve gotten pulled down by the extremes on the left and right. They’ve just not had a coherent set of themes.”
But Obama has the ability to sharpen his messaging skills by being less of a law professor and more of a communicator in chief, Morey said.
“Communicating as a law professor does not work as president. It’s not worked,” he said. “You’re drawing fine distinctions and speaking in long enough paragraphs that they can be misconstrued and taken out of context and frankly, handed to your opposition to exploit. And that’s clearly what’s going on here [with the Islamic center/mosque comments].”
What these Democrat strategists don’t seem to realize is that Obama just does not have it in his DNA to not lecture the American people – no matter the topic. At a time when these people are already in a sour mood, the last thing they need is for the Elitist In Chief to tell them how unenlightened they are for opposing a mosque in such close proximity to the hallowed ground where 3,000 were murdered in the name of Islam.
Remember in November.
As Obama’s numbers go down, support for repealing his signature legislation goes up.
Support for repeal of the health care reform bill is at its highest level in over a month, while the number of voters who believe repeal will be good for the economy has reached a new high.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 60% at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform law, while 36% oppose repeal.
The number that favors repeal is up five points from last week and is the highest level measured since July 1. The number that Strongly Favors repeal also ties the highest level ever – first measured in mid-April.
More proof of pending doom for the Democrats who forced this unconstitutional monstrosity down our throats.