Breaking: Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Job-Killing Offshore Drilling Moratorium

An already bad day gets much worse for Barry & Co.

Gulf Coast business owners sued, saying the moratorium may be a bigger threat to their livelihoods than the oil spill itself.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, based in New Orleans, called the moratorium too arbitrary.

“An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths of over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in this country,” Feldman wrote in his opinion.

Dough Boy Gibbs says they will appeal the judge’s decision…ensuring they will never win an election in the Gulf Coast region.

Peals Of Laughter Broke Out In The Briefing Room

It wasn’t supposed to be funny, but members of the White House Press Corps couldn’t help themselves.  They were reacting to the following statement from Robert Gibbs:

President Obama and the media actually have a surprisingly hostile relationship – as contentious on a day-to-day basis as any between press and president in the last decade, reporters who cover the White House say.
And he hasn’t held a press conference in over ten months.  The next one should be very interesting. 

Jonah Goldberg: What Emergency?

Jonah Goldberg’s take on the frenzied final push for ObamaCare:

The time for talk is over.

So proclaimed the most talkative president in modern memory. I can’t remember when Barack Obama said that. Maybe it was during the first “final showdown” on health care. Or maybe it was the third. The fifth? It’s so hard to tell when pretty much every week since the dawn of the Mesozoic Era, Obama or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid has proclaimed that it is now Go Time for health-care reform.

So you’ll forgive me if I’m somewhat skeptical about the possibility that the health-care reform debate is about to come to an end.

The president recently said, “Everything there is to say about health care has been said, and just about everybody has said it.”

But wait. If everything, pro and con, has been said about the subject, by everybody, that means someone isn’t telling the truth, right?

Read on…

As of yesterday, the House vote counter admitted that the votes still are not there while Dough Boy Gibbs declared ObamaCare will be law by next Sunday’s morning news shows. 

Keep the heat up on the Blue Dogs.  Remind them that Scott Brown received donations and volunteer support from across the country and, for many, their sole motivation was to kill ObamaCare.  If they vote for this, the same people’s sole motivation will be to elect Republicans to repeal it.  

Contact list of Blue Dog Democrats.

Even The White House Press Corpse…er…Corps Aren’t Amused Anymore

What a difference a year can make.

But the laughter has been reduced by half in recent months: In the first six months of the Obama administration, briefings produced an average of 179 laughs per month. Over the past six months, the average has dropped down to 89.

Mason also reports frustration in the ranks: “Reporters know how close the press secretary is to the president, and yet the quality of the information we get doesn’t often reflect that.”

Chalk it up to the close of any administration’s initial honeymoon — and the Obama administration’s tough second half of 2009, as it wrestled with health care and saw the late Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat filled by a Republican. 

“The tone is one reason for less laughter,” says American Urban Radio’s April Ryan. “There are lots of serious questions begging for serious answers. Those questions do not meld with laughter and light banter.”

But there’s also some frustration a-brewing among press corps members.

“There definitely aren’t a lot of laughs around the briefing room these days,” says Washington Examiner White House correspondent Julie Mason. “Robert’s little digs and evasions have lost their power to amuse — particularly since we haven’t had a presser since July.”

Even Dough Boy Gibbs’ latest use of the podium to mock Sarah Palin was met mostly with groans from the once enamored club.

The thrill is gone.

You Lie! Eight Obama Pledges To Let C-Span Televise Health Care Negotiations UPDATE: Worst Press Secretary Evah Obsfucates When Pressed On Obama’s Blatant Broken Promises

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And they wonder why people are pissed off?

Speaking  of which  – hat tip PISSED

Video Via Breitbart

Update 1/6/10:  At today’s White House Presser, Dough Boy Gibbs refused to answer valid questions from Chip Reid and Jake Tapper with regards to Obama’s blatant lies.

Video @ Real Clear Politics via Hot Air

Chris Wallace: Barry’s White House Is “biggest bunch of crybabies” in 30 Years

Via Hot Air:

Good for Chris Wallace.  Who isn’t sick of Obama’s continuous whining about Fox?  Why he wants to pick a fight with the highest rated cable news network is mystifying.

I’m sure the glistening dough boy, Gibbs, will….um….have a….um….snarky response….during tomorrow’s….um…daily briefing.

*Editor’s Note:

I will be sipping umbrella drinks for the next eight days so there will be no new posts until I return.

Please feel free to turn this into an open thread and post links so I can keep up with what is going on in the real world….yes I am that much of a junkie.



Updated 9/29/09:

I’m baaaaaaaaaaack!  Thanks to all who sent me their congratulations and good wishes.

Van Jones Resigns, Blames “Vicious Smear Campaign”

How dare you people point out my own words and actions…..or signatures!

In a letter released just after midnight Saturday, Van Jones, President Obama’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the Council on Environmental Quality resigned.

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones wrote. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”

Jones said that he had “been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight. But I came here to fight for others, not for myself.  I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past.  We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.”

A best-selling author who has been heralded as an innovative thinker in the “green jobs” movement, Jones had come under fire from conservative media and lawmakers for past statements for which he apologized Thursday.

The tipping point for the White House appeared to be Jones’ admission earlier this week that he had signed a petition in 2004 calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into “evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.”

Now he’ll have more time to free Mumia.

Update:  The Dough Boy responds on This Week:

GEORGE: Does the president believe that he is the victim of a smear campaign or does the president think that Jones actions and words merit resignation?

GIBBS: “Well what Van Jones decided was that the agenda of this president was bigger than any one individual. The president thanks Van Jones for his service in the first eight months helping to coordinate renewable energy jobs and lay the foundation for our future economic problem…The president accepted his resignation, but Van Jones as he said in his statement he was going to get in the way of the President.”

GEORGE:  So the president doesn’t endorse in any way the things that Van Jones said before but the president doesn’t want him to go?

GIBBS: He doesn’t but he thanks him for his service.”

The wheels of the bus go thump thump thump.