Reading on the “Alec Baldwin Crazy-Meter” this weekend: 9.8:
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) August 31, 2014
In May, Baldwin was arrested in NYC for “biking while a douchebag,” but now he’s obviously moved on to befriending the Hamptons cops:
Nice to see that Baldwin’s many previous anger issues have caused him to learn to keep his temper under control.
Not only does Sandra Fluke demand that somebody else to pay for her birth control, but now she wants us to pay for tax breaks for an industry headed by millionaires constantly bitching that their taxes aren’t high enough (via Twitchy):
It's time to invest in our entertainmental industry and keep film jobs here. http://t.co/IxVuQnVyWn
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) August 28, 2014
I’d sooner agree to pay Charles Rangel’s back taxes.
I’d rather have one of my kidneys confiscated and sold to finance another Solyndra.
I’d rather have both of my kidneys confiscated and sold to finance another Solyndra.
In short: Stuff it, Sandra. Let the under-taxed millionaire hypocrites in the “entertainmental” industry take the extra money they think the government should be taxing them and donate it to their own business. Problem solved.
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During the same vacation, nobody on Team Obama seemed to mind that the president was spotted golfing a few minutes after a statement about the beheading of a U.S. journalist, but somebody was worried about the optics of this?
Vocativ was on Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to film a piece about the African-American community on the island. While we were shooting on Beach Road, one of the busiest thoroughfares on the Vineyard, the Secret Service approached and asked us to switch off our camera for 15 minutes.
A moment later, first lady Michelle Obama power walked by our crew. She was out for some exercise with a small group—and a serious security detail. It was 9:30 in the morning.
Our producer and cameraman were surrounded by Secret Service agents and very strongly advised to stop filming. At one point, Mrs. Obama looked in their direction and said, “Don’t do that.” It’s unclear if she was telling the agents to leave us alone, or scolding us for filming on public property.
More of the story here.
Weird how the Secret Service person seemed surprised somebody was trying to record that, but if it’s really a problem, hasn’t FLOTUS ever heard of a treadmill?
Here’s why I’m asking…
SecDef Chuck Hagel attended the funeral of the highest ranking active member of the military to be killed since 1970, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. In 2012, nobody from the White House attended the San Francisco memorial service for Chris Stevens, who was the first U.S. ambassador in 30 years assassinated on the job.
To repeat: As far as I can tell, nobody from the White House — as in “a direct representative of the president who works at the White House” — attended either of those funerals.
Three White House officials will attend Michael Brown’s funeral Monday on behalf of the Obama administration, a White House official told NBC News.
Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Marlon Marshall and Heather Foster, an advisor to the public engagement office will be at the ceremony for the unarmed teenager who was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on Aug. 9, sparking days of unrest in the St. Louis suburb.
Brown’s funeral will be at 10 a.m. local time at Friendly Temple Missionary Church in St. Louis.
Richard Dawkins has spent much of his life arguing that religion leads to immorality and yet he can vomit up crap like this without feeling a twinge of irony:
— InYourFaceNewYorker (@InYourFaceNYer) August 20, 2014
@InYourFaceNYer Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) August 20, 2014
Not to go all “Godwin’s Law” here, but wasn’t “it’s immoral to allow them to live” pretty much Hitler’s justification for marching Jews into the ovens? Apparently the brilliant Dawkins can’t appreciate the slippery slope his approach would create. Eventually somebody might come along that considers people like him to be an imperfect stain on humanity — you know, kind of like I feel about him right now.
Since when do “evolutionary scientists” take it upon themselves to decide who deserves a chance to “evolve”? That’s not evolutionary science, that’s evolutionary activism, and history is full of really ugly examples of people in that particular movement.
I for one feel sorry for Dawkins, but my wife’s good friend who’s the mother of a great kid who has Down Syndrome might kick him in the nuts for criticizing her “immoral” choice. But we can’t all be as absolutely perfect as Richard Dawkins.
The era of Obama wouldn’t be complete unless Amnesty International showed up in the U.S. for the first time in history:
In an unusual move, the global rights organization Amnesty International has dispatched a delegation of observers and organizers to Ferguson, Mo., to provide direct support to community members and to observe the police response to protests. The 13-person delegation, which arrived late last week, was the first of its kind deployed by Amnesty within the United States, the organization said.
Amnesty decided to send a delegation to the city last week — a day after Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director Steven Hawkins sent a letter to law enforcement officials there expressing “deep concern” about Brown’s death and the way in which the police responded to protesters in the following days.
No mention from Amnesty International of any concern for area store owners who are getting threatened, looted and vandalized on an almost daily basis.
But at least it’s a little easier than dealing with stuff like this:
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 19, 2014
Attention Amnesty International: ISIS has beheaded a U.S. photo journalist as well as children in Iraq. As soon as you’re done watching police in Missouri you might want to look into that if you have time.
You might recall that ISIS is “the JV team,” according to Obama.
After changing back to Marine One at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, Pres Obama just arrived on Martha's Vineyard. pic.twitter.com/xxpBfWcjEj
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 19, 2014
How this HuffPo reporter currently in Ferguson, Missouri hasn’t yet ended up working for Michael Bloomberg yet is beyond me:
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 17, 2014
CONFIRMED! Because one of those “rubber bullets” hit an innocent bystander right in the ear not long ago:
I’m told the same reporter later mistook a pair of welding goggles for a stun grenade.
Thank goodness this wasn’t happening on Martha’s Vineyard last night:
Tear gas, omg! pic.twitter.com/dlWuE33u56
— Christina Coleman (@ChristinaKSDK) August 14, 2014
The fact that it was happening far away allowed the Obama administration to maintain its trademark laser-like focus:
Readout of tonight's social gathering coming shortly – spoiler alert: a good time was had by all.
— Eric Schultz (@Schultz44) August 14, 2014
Some people were surprised at the disconnect, but I’m not. A state in flyover country could have been nuked and we’d have probably seen the same comment.
Just to prove to his critics that Obama isn’t spending his entire vacation golfing:
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) August 14, 2014
Saturday, President Obama, after having been asked if he now regrets pulling all remaining U.S. troops out of Iraq, said that it was “not my decision.”
That claim can be repeatedly shot down with a few flashbacks:
Wait, let me say that a little differently:
I hardly ever agree with former Clinton Labor Secretary and Keynesian lawn gnome Robert Reich, but he really nailed it with this one:
What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society.
Here’s evidence in support of Reich’s claim:
Robert Reich Sticks It To Poor People With $242,613 Salary For Teaching ONE CLASS This Semester http://t.co/4qpmZSP2i7
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 6, 2014
Bonus points: The class Reich teaches is about “income inequality.”
Ever notice how lefties like Reich only ever choose to study “income inequality” from the top of the scale and never the bottom?