The picture of Bill Clinton with Andrea Catsimatidis has already made the rounds, but maybe Bubba was just being his usual consoling self because he knew she’d be single soon:
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) December 18, 2014
As always, how does this affect Hillary’s 2016 chances? Might as well make an ad out of it:
Bill makes a convincing argument for a Hillary presidency: pic.twitter.com/NrGrLtPDq3
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) December 18, 2014
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A while ago I ran across this:
In the interview, Michelle Obama described a fairly recent incident where she experienced racial prejudice:
The first lady also described being mistreated at a Target store in suburban Washington, during a shopping trip she took in 2011.
“Even as the first lady,” she told the magazine, “during the wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf.”
She said the incidents are “the regular course of life” for African-Americans and a “challenge” for the country to overcome.
The horror! Can you believe “can you help me reach that” still exists in 21st century America?
For the record, I’m a 6’3″ white guy and several times in my life I’ve been in a store and been asked by somebody if I could reach something on a shelf for them — and I had no idea until now that I’d been the victim of racism. Michelle Obama is almost 6 feet tall so I’m sure it’s happened to her more than once too, and I’m guessing most of those weren’t because she was black, but rather tall.
Clearly America has a problem with heightism!
Funny how FLOTUS’ take on the same story has evolved in just a couple of years:
— C (@chelsea_elisa) December 17, 2014
Thanks for nothing, DiCaprio!
Where was the media on this a few years ago when the Obama administration and Department of Energy were lying their asses off about electric cars so they could grease their cronies with billions of taxpayer dollars? It’s not like it’s “breaking news,” but the MSM has to pretend it is:
People who own all-electric cars in places where coal generates the power are actually making the air dirtier, according to a new study. The key is the electricity’s source. If it comes from coal, the electric cars produce 3.6 times more soot and smog deaths than gas, because of the pollution made in generating the electricity, according to the study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They also are significantly worse at heat-trapping carbon dioxide that worsens global warming, it found.
The study examines environmental costs for cars’ entire life cycle, including where power comes from and the environmental effects of building batteries. Coal produces 39 percent of the country’s electricity, according to the Department of Energy, with West Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, North Dakota and Illinois with the highest percentage of coal-fired electricity.
The study finds that overall, all-electric vehicles cause 86 percent more deaths from air pollution than do cars powered by regular gasoline. But if natural gas produces the electricity? Half as many deaths as gasoline cars.
But instead of admitting that, in the current reality, electric cars aren’t feasible economically or environmentally, the green shammers simply “solve” that problem by trying to force coal plants out of business when there’s no replacement for the power they supply.
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Multiple autopsies, including one conducted by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, have reached similar conclusions — one being that Michael Brown’s hands weren’t up and he wasn’t trying to surrender when Darren Wilson shot him. But don’t tell that to these CNN dopes who care more about contributing to pushing a false narrative than reporting the known facts of the case:
"Raise your hands if you work for 'the most trusted name in news' and are willing to ignore the evidence!" pic.twitter.com/S1KlbPiWk4
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) December 14, 2014
That picture is, however, a good metaphor for CNN’s standing in the cable news ratings book.
The real crime in the Sony “hack” story is the hack itself, but some of the stuff revealed as a result is telling considering it’s coming from Hollywood bigwigs — the same crowd that preaches liberal “values” including racial sensitivity.
Sony Pictures Entertainment executives joked about US President Barack Obama’s race in a series of emails leaked following the recent hack on Sony, according to reports.
Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, reportedly asked top producer Scott Rudin what she should ask Mr Obama at a November 2013 fundraising breakfast.
Mr Rudin wrote: “Would he like to finance some movies.” Ms Pascal replied: “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked Django?” Mr Rudin responded: “12 Years,” and the pair named other films starring black actors, according to a report on BuzzFeed.
The outrage brigade probably won’t be demanding any resignations for an obvious reason:
Pascal is a major Democratic donor; she gave $5,000 to Obama’s re-election campaign and cut a $30,800 check to the Democratic National Committee, according to OpenSecrets.
The Dems will be so pissed off at Pascal’s emails that they’ll refuse to take her money and issue a refund immediately (pause for laughter).
Thanks to President Obama’s pitiful attempt to link his executive amnesty to Christian principles, we once again play a game of “imagine if Sarah Palin said that”:
“I think the ‘Good Book’ says don’t throw stones in glass houses…”
That’s NOT in the Bible, but in fairness to Obama, he didn’t reference the “Bible,” but rather “the Good Book” — meaning he could have been talking about Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”
Jonathan Gruber and CMS Director Tavenner are testifying before the House Oversight Committee today.
It’s reported that Gruber was paid in the $400,000 range by the federal government and perhaps millions more by states to clue them in on the Obamacare sham.
Exactly how much was Gruber paid? He can’t recall:
By the way, I disagree with Rep. Jim Jordan — Gruber didn’t “deceive” or lie in those videos. He was telling the dirty truth about Obamacare when he was paid to gin up support among state governments. I wish some Republicans would stop saying Gruber was lying, because that isolates the problem to just Gruber instead of what the Gruber videos really expose, which is the systemic deception of the entire Affordable Care Act.
Melissa Harris-Perry left on her tampon earrings too long and now her brain has toxic shock syndrome:
Odds are she’d feel very differently if it were her property that got destroyed or stolen.
(h/t I Own The World)
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Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university’s failure to respond to this alleged assault – and the school’s troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults. The story generated worldwide headlines and much soul-searching at UVA. University president Teresa Sullivan promised a full investigation and also to examine the way the school responds to sexual assault allegations.
In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.
“In the face of new information” — that “information” being “the other side of the story.”
The most pathetic aspect here is that there are feminists who are actually pissed about it. I mean, I can totally understand the anger directed at Rolling Stone for the shoddy report on such a serious allegation, but those who are only mad because they were using that particular story to slam “the patriarchy,” and now they can’t, are pathetic.
It’s come to this:
I can't state this more emphatically: If Jackie's story is partially or wholly untrue, it doesn't validate the reasons for disbelieving her.
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 5, 2014
There’s a reason Charles Barkley wasn’t invited to yesterday’s White House round table discussion about “mistrust of police in communities of color,” and opinions like this ensures he won’t be invited to future meetings either:
Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters “scumbags,” praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting.
During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the day after the Ferguson decision was announced, host Mike Missanelli asked Barkley about it and why “black America” doesn’t trust the ruling.
His response surprised some listeners.
“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…” He continued, “I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other.”
He also called those who rioted after the decision was announced “scumbags,” and said “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”
“[W]e have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods,” he said. “We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad…. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?”
That’s precisely what responsible government leaders should be saying in public loud and often — but there’s no chance in hell of Obama or Holder saying any such things. Never let a crisis go to waste. This was typical of how Obama and Holder operate: Monitor an incident with racial elements, wait for the “facts” to evolve until they fit a desired narrative, and then step in and “solve” that manufactured crisis.
I only needed to hear two words to know that Obama’s Ferguson “panel” was rigged — those two words were “Al” and “Sharpton.”