G20 Leaders Get a Photo Op With the Barack Obama Cardboard Cutout

We’ve found area in which our president is stunningly and unwaveringly consistent: his pose and smile.

Is this the real president in a time-lapse video posing with world leaders from every corner of the globe, or a cardboard cutout put there to fool everyone while the real president is off kicking Iran’s ass and vowing to rid the world of Ahmadinejad for violating the nuke agreement? Sorry, that was a redundant question — of course this is the real president:

Barack Obama’s amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo.

(h/t Instapundit via Eric Spiegelman)

Ted Kennedy’s Gone, But the Pork Lives On

They don’t call where the Kennedys live “Hyannispork” for nothing — and the legendary waste continues:

A large military spending bill moving through Congress contains a little-noticed outlay for Boston that has nothing to do with national defense: $20 million for an educational institute honoring late Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts.

The earmark, tucked into the defense bill at the request of Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, requires US taxpayers to help the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate realize its goal of building a repository for Kennedy’s papers and an accompanying civic learning center on the University of Massachusetts at Boston campus in Dorchester, next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

My first question about a possible educational institute honoring Ted Kennedy is “How late will the bar be open?” And the second is “Does this rich-ass silver-spooning family and/or their loyal pals ever pay for anything with their own money?”

Then there’s John Kerry, who could find enough in change at the bottom of his wife’s Prada purse to build not only the Ted Kennedy Educational Institute, but also an adjoining Chivas Regal Museum of Embarrassing Moments in History, as well as a Chappaquiddick simulator (bring your own bathing suit and towel please).

I love these politicians like John Kerry who long to honor their “lifelong friends” but won’t pitch in a penny of their own cash. Take a hike, horseface. Have your wife pay for it.

Besides, wouldn’t Ted Kennedy want that $20 million to go toward health care for the poor instead of a wildly expensive monument to himself? Don’t answer that.

Obama Shocked to Learn That Terrorist Regime Not Honoring Agreement

Don’t worry… another “strongly worded letter” is no doubt being drafted for dispatch to Teheran:

US President Barack Obama will accuse Iran Friday of secretly building a second uranium enrichment plant inside a mountain south of Tehran, two US administration officials said.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, both confirmed that Obama would level the charge before the start of a G-20 summit of the world’s major economies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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“They have cheated three times,” a senior administration official with access to the intelligence was quoted as saying of the Iranians. “And they have now been caught three times.”

I’m sure the fourth warning will do the trick! Have they tried saying “pretty please with sugar on top”? I think that was the closing ling in the second warning letter.

Didn’t Obama just get done dissing Israel and giving Iran the kid-glove treatment in his UN speech (remind me again why Obama gets overwhelming Jewish support)? It was Netanyahu that delivered the speech an American president should have given.

Now that the U.N. has agreed to abolish nuclear weapons, Iran will comply fully — either that or keep building nukes and vaporize our defenseless asses in the not-too-distant future.

Someday there could be millions of death certificates that read: “Cause of demise: Incredibly naive bureaucrats and agenda-driven political sellouts.” All those qualities are now rolled into a single U.S. president, which means that we’ve got serious problems. Especially now that Al Qaeda cells are popping up in the U.S. like zits on a teenager’s face.

The problem with the United Nations approach that Obama subscribes to is that the “success” of their programs are dependent upon criminals obeying the law and honoring agreements. Let me know how that works out for you, U.N. If you were the only victims of your own incompetence, it wouldn’t bother me as much, but unfortunately we’re all along for the ride.

Update: Obama speaks to the G20 about the shocking story that Iran wasn’t following the agreement by building an underground nuke facility without informing inspectors:

“The size and configuration of this facility is inconsistent with a peaceful program,” Obama said. “Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow.”

There we go with our “rules for rulebreakers” again.

Call me crazy, but I’m not comfortable with using the honor system for nuclear disarmament.

CNN Reporter Gets Tear Gassed, Discovers What a Real ‘Unruly’ Protest Is

Anarchists and dozens of other assorted anti-capitalists and anti-border dingbats were in Pittsburgh yesterday protesting the G20 and things got a little rowdy:

Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

The march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with leaders of the world’s major economies.

Remember the reports about the “tea party” march in Washington and how horrible the signs were and how the crowd shouted down a CNN reporter? In actuality, the gathering was civil, there were no arrests, and the area left as clean as it was found (compare to Obama’s inauguration) — not that a fact like that would be widely reported.

Contrast that with yesterday. Just over three minutes into this video, a CNN reporter gets a whiff of tear gas. It appears though that the riot police outnumbered the protesters. Maybe that’s why it’s called the G20, as in “gee, there are only 20 protesters?”

Welcome to what a real unruly protest is, pal. Just count your lucky stars there weren’t as many anarchists in Pittsburgh as there were tea partiers in DC (which there will never be… what kind of anarchist shows up at the proper start time for something?):

But anyway, back to the tea party protesters. What a bunch of dangerous threats to the Republic!

Newspaper Offers Sarah Palin a ‘Broad’ Apology

We’ve grown accustomed to the anti-Palin, pro-Obama slant of the media, both news and entertainment…

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…and of course David Letterman has commented on Palin’s “slutty flight attendant” look and joked about A-Rod knocking up her daughter — and Chris Matthews once stopped humping Obama’s leg long enough to suggest that Palin is illiterate, but I don’t think I’ve heard Sarah Palin called a “broad” before by a mainstream newspaper.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has issued the following apology to Sarah Palin:

Today I must apologize to Mrs. Palin personally and on behalf of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for the choice of words used on the bottom of Wednesday’s front page regarding her speaking engagement in Hong Kong this week to a group of global investors.

We used offensive language — “A broad in Asia” — above a small photograph of the former governor to direct readers inside the newspaper to a full story of her Hong Kong appearance.

There can be no argument that our use of the word “broad” is anything but offensive. To use this word to describe someone of the stature of the former governor — who is also the former vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party — only adds to the anger that many people appropriately feel.

The full apology is here.

Many in the media have called Sarah Palin — not to mention her family — much worse than a “broad,” that’s for sure. I’m not even positive that Sarah would be offended at being called a broad anyway — and maybe she shouldn’t be. I like “broads.” I like hanging around with “broads.” I’d vote for a “broad” over a conniving theorist who’s never spent a day of his or her life in the real world any day of the week.

The Obama Youth, Part XXI

I’d like to say that this video was shot in a Baghdad school in 1990 and that the kids are chanting “Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti” instead of “Barack Hussein Obama,” but I can’t.

This was shot at the Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ this year:

Why are they doing this? Hey, somebody’s got to train the kids so they can be in the Obama Youth Brigade when they’re a little older.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled re-education video.

Update: Michelle has more background on that video here.

ACORN Sues Filmmakers for Breaking the Law in Order to Expose Lawbreakers

The nuts at ACORN, the organized crime syndicate disguised as a “community organization,” would have been wise to just let this one go, but they’re not:

ACORN and two former employees of its Baltimore office filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of a hidden-camera video that showed the employees giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman posing as a prostitute.

The liberal activist group contends that the audio portion of the video was obtained illegally because Maryland law requires the consent of both parties to record private conversations.

The employees seen in the video, Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams, were fired after it was posted online. Thompson and Williams are plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which says they suffered “extreme emotional distress with attendant physical symptoms and injury to their reputations.”

The lawsuit names James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles, who played the pimp and prostitute in the video, as defendants. It also names conservative columnist and blogger Andrew Breitbart of Los Angeles, who posted it on his Web site, biggovernment.com.

“Extreme emotional distress”? In medical circles this is known as “Post traumatic pimp disorder.” Those reputations sure were damaged too — because to O’Keefe and Giles, pimps and hos might not even consider using the Thompson and Williams’ services again. Those bastards! They’ve lost their chance to be “Fraud Czars” in Obama’s administration, and somebody’s going to pay!

Why could this lawsuit be a stupid move by ACORN? Because, as Breitbart has said, he’s looking forward to the many other details about ACORN that will come to light in a discovery process that ACORN has now invited. And, if ACORN does not win the lawsuit, Thompson and Williams might just as well sue ACORN for firing them over information that was gathered illegally.

This seems to be a lose-lose situation that ACORN has created for itself, and one that can’t be solved by vote fraud — not that they won’t try (honk if you notice the names of any Dallas Cowboys or Disney characters on the jury roster). And no matter what the outcome of the lawsuit, in the arena of public relations, they’ll still be viewed as sleazebags under Obama’s bus keeping the other sleazebags company.

Update: Ace has a prediction about which way this lawsuit will go:

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No jury in the world gonna find against that!

Update II: Why the ACORN lawsuit is doomed.

Wolf Blitzer Assists Celebutards Who Say Health Care is in Jeopardy

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is doing his part to shill for Obamacare — maybe he’s been promised a role in Tallagega Nights II or something.

Newsbusters highlights Wolf’s intro to the ad, which is a tongue-in-cheek defense of insurance executives:

On Tuesday’s Situation Room, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer used a left-wing talking point on the health care debate during a brief about a web ad made by comedian Will Ferrell and other celebrities: “One of the most famous comedians joins some of your favorite actors to promote health care reform. So why are they defending health care — executives making billions of dollars at your expense?”

The ad Blitzer pitched was made by the leftist MoveOn.org — a fact Blitzer left out of all his reports. You’d think that would be a “newsy” thing to mention, and I’m sure it would have been if the ad had been right-leaning, featured conservative celebrities (all three of them) and been paid for by the Heritage Foundation.

At this point we can play the “Six degrees of separation” game: Wolf Blitzer pitched the lefty Obamacare ad starring Will Ferrell. On Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell used to play Alex Trebek, the host of Celebrity Jeopardy, the game show SNL spoofed with celebrity players who are all idiots who end up with negative scores. And just last week, Wolf Blitzer was on Celebrity Jeopardy, and… voila!

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No, that’s not a Photoshop. Wolf finished at negative $4,600.

Andy Richter’s charity, the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, is going to get a nice check, but Wolf’s charity is screwed (“Sorry folks, we can’t afford that life-saving research because Wolf Blitzer didn’t know that Jesus was from Bethlehem”). Thankfully, Wolf’s charity (The American Cancer Society) was guaranteed $25,000, because the Jeopardy producers know that when you have some of the smartest people in the world on, you’re going to have to cover their losses.

I’ll take health care advice from Richter before listening to Wolf’s input on just about anything.