Catching on Fast in the Era of Hope & Change: Pet Food Stamps

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For now this is a private program, but don’t think for a second that it isn’t perking up the ears of the welfare state proponents in Washington, DC:

If you are struggling to buy food and supplies for your pets, there may be help for you.

Pets are like members of the family, so when their family is in need, so are they.

That gave Marc Okon an idea. He founded the non-profit company “pet food stamps” in New York City.

The company started two weeks ago, and already thousands of people have logged onto his website.

“I intend to keep people from choosing from having to feed themselves or their pets or having to surrender their pets to a high kill shelter.”

Prediction: The current administration will be all over the pet food stamps movement within a year:

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“ObamaBone!”

Heh: Obama Calls Hagel Confirmation Vote ‘Bipartisan’

Chuck Hagel was confirmed as defense secretary yesterday 58 to 41. Only four Republicans voted in favor of confirmation. Good enough for President Obama to refer to as “bipartisan”:

President Obama saluted the Senate vote:

“With the bipartisan confirmation of Chuck Hagel as our next Secretary of Defense, we will have the defense secretary our nation needs and the leader our troops deserve.

The Obama administration refers to the health care law as a “bipartisan bill,” so compared to that, the Hagel confirmation “yes” vote must seem like it contains a landslide of Republicans.

Obama likes to spread the phony “bipartisan” claims when he knows there’s a good chance the plan will go to hell quickly and he’s lining up future scapegoats.

Throw Iran’s thumbs-up on Hagel into the mix and Obama can tout the confirmation as really really bipartisan.

Obama: After 4 Years as President You Get Pretty Humble

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It’s official now… President Obama will no doubt go down in history as “Barack the Humble”:

“You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You’d think maybe you wouldn’t but actually you become more humble — you realize what you don’t know,” Obama said.

“You realize all the mistakes you made. But you also realize you can’t do things by yourself. That’s not how our system works. You’ve got to have the help and the goodwill of Congress, and what that means is you’ve got to make sure that constituents of members of Congress are putting some pressure on them, making sure they’re doing the right thing.”

“Realize you can’t do things by yourself” is Obama’s way of saying “I didn’t build that,” so at least he’s ideologically consistent.

More than four years after promising to slow the rise of the oceans, end wars, close Gitmo, and the whole rainbows, gumdrops and unicorns thing, here’s the face of humility who wants to keep doing the same crap that got us into this mess claiming he’s learned from his mistakes. What a funny guy. Not “ha ha” funny, but amusing in a way:

ABC News Hosts: Michelle Obama’s Oscar Appearance Was Like Something Out of Argo

It was?

Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos compared Mrs. Obama’s appearance at the Oscars, Sunday, to the real mission in the movie Argo: Rescuing American hostages from Iran. He thrilled over the secretive appearance: “Producers go undercover to the White House in a move straight out of Argo.” Elizabeth Vargas echoed, “It was like something out of Argo.” The hostages in Iran faced death, not the revelation of a TV appearance.

The MSM loves to compare President Obama to the movie The American President, and now FLOTUS has her movie: Argo. Because broadcasting a video feed live from Washington, DC to Hollywood is just like rescuing a half dozen people from certain death in Iran during the Islamic revolution.

What I think some of these Obamaphile media types are missing with this comparison is that “Argo” was a fake film — it was just a front used as cover for other efforts. To that end, maybe Argo is worthy as a comparison to “Hope & Change” in general, but not to the First Lady’s appearance at the Oscars.

In any case, after what happened in Benghazi you think these people would be a little embarrassed to bring up the topic of daring and successful embassy rescues, but it’s quite the opposite:

Some days the fawning is more nauseating than others. That was one of those stomach-turners that even Dramamine can’t touch.

Well, at Least We Got Through The Oscars Without Having to See One of the Oba…. Never Mind

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I suppose it does make sense that one of the Obamas should feel compelled to make an appearance as a thank-you. After all, about 98 percent of the people in that audience supported them:

The Academy Awards suddenly turned into the Michelle Obama Oscars when Jack Nicholson told the audience a special guest was joining him to present Best Picture.

“Argo” won the award, which the First Lady read off an envelope while being paged in to Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.

“[These films] taught us that love can beat all odds,” Obama said. “They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.”

Some were thrilled, while others did not find a Love Connection:

Update: Michelle “someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more” Obama is still holding on to her pie:

Michelle helped present the award live from the White House wearing an “armor-like“ beaded metallic gown. The silver sparkler was a custom design by Naeem Khan with an estimated price tag of $8,990.

Barack & Michelle never miss an opportunity to lead by example.

Iran was offended as well. But I think for a different reason.

Obama Turns Cabinet Members Loose to Scare the S*#t Out of Everybody About Sequestration

For a few months up to now, President Obama’s Cabinet members had been kept under wraps as far as talking about the effects the looming sequestration could have on the day-to-day lives of Americans. Now, however, is the time for maximum fear mongering, so in addition to the White House’s usual display of human props (firefighters, police, teachers, etc) the gag order has been lifted on Cabinet members:

They’ve even turned their Cabinet members loose, dispatching them across the country after previously keeping them under a gag order on the spending cuts. The White House put the Office of Management and Budget in charge of the messaging on the domestic side of the cuts for agencies, keeping agency heads on a short leash when it came to talking about sequester — leaving Obama to do most of the talking himself. The Cabinet trips suggest the White House realizes they need to bring new voices into the fight as both sides jockey to avoid getting blamed for the cuts in the closing days.

Currently leading the Cabinet member charge is Ray LaHood, who’s telling air travelers that their odds of dying of natural causes while waiting in line at security checkpoints are about to go up:

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has a frightening message: Air travel could get worse.

The Obama Cabinet member and former Republican congressman made a surprise appearance at Friday’s White House press briefing to warn that the looming automatic budget cuts set to go into effect on March 1 could lead to even longer air travel delays.

“Travelers should expect delays of up to 90 minutes at peak airports during sequester,” starting on April 1, LaHood said. “It’s going to be very painful for the flying public.”

Maybe the lines would move faster if they’d call a moratorium on comprehensive screenings of wheelchair-bound little kids and their stuffed animals.

LaHood’s currently Obama’s favorite tool because he’s allegedly a Republican (any actual “Republican” would have resigned before agreeing to administer Cash for Clunkers).

And what good scare mongering would be complete without threats to the health of children?

The automatic spending cuts to the federal budget that will take place beginning March 1 unless sequestration is prevented could expose thousands of children to lead poisoning and other toxins, according to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.

“Cuts to our office of healthy homes and lead hazard control and related programs would result in more than 3,000 of the most vulnerable children not being protected from lead poisoning or other hazards in their homes,” Donovan said Thursday at a hearing on the sequester portion of the Budget Control Act of 2012.

So we’ve got Obama pushing for $50 billion more in “stimulus” that apparently we can easily afford no matter what, but the same administration can’t find a way to shift a few dollars around in the budget “for the children”?

The upcoming days and weeks are sure to be a circus.

Update: Candy Crowley on CNN called out Ray LaHood big time this morning.
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Slightly off topic, did you see Kyle Larson & company do their impression of the US economy in the age of Hope & Change at the Nationwide 300 yesterday?

View from the stands here.

Latest Way to Save the World from Global Warming: Work Less

I have to admit that the “climate change” sham is brilliantly devised. If it’s colder than normal, that’s evidence of man-caused climate change. If it’s warmer than usual, that’s evidence of man-caused climate change. And now politicians who are killing the economy and putting people out of work (where they all too often stay) can claim that they’re saving the planet:

Want to reduce the effects of global warming? Stop working so hard. Working fewer hours might help slow global warming, according to a new study released Monday by the Center for Economic Policy and Research.

A worldwide switch to a “more European” work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.

The Center for Economic Policy and Research is a liberal think tank based in Washington.

In the old days if you made an effort and put in a lot of hours to better yourself and improve your station in life, you were called a hard worker. Now you’re an eco-terrorist.

There are 8.5 million more Americans not in the labor force than there were when Obama took office. In other words, the US president is doing his part to combat global warming.

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Slow News Day Open Thread, CNN Chyron Edition

It’s a fairly slow news day and I’ve got about a half dozen things to get done, so feel free to talk about whatever’s going on in the world.

To get us started, I present to you the chyron graphic of the day, courtesy of CNN during their coverage of this story:

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In that case, pour me two glasses!

Other possible topics:

–Big surprise… MSNBC uses a selectively edited video.

–The government whose websites keeps getting hacked wants to train you for a career in cyber-security. Heh.

–A person who was shot at Columbine High School wrote a letter to the president that you’ll never ever hear Obama talk about.

Happy Friday all!

Origination of Benghazi Talking Points Gets a Little Clearer

For months the White House has been pinning the “it was the video” talking points on regarding the Benghazi attack on Susan Rice and/or the intelligence community, but not surprisingly the trail is leading to the top.

Yesterday, Jay Carney said that on the night of the attack, President Obama spoke with Hillary Clinton at about 10 p.m.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. the Hillary Clinton/the State Department released this statement:

I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.

This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.

And by “some” Hillary’s probably referring first and foremost to Obama.

By the way, Susan Rice recently said that focusing on who originally suggested the “blame the video” talking points is a bigger tragedy than the attack that killed four Americans.

These people aren’t qualified to be in charge of a convenience store and yet they’re running the country.

Barack ‘the Sequester is the Fault of Republicans’ Obama in 2011: I Will Veto Any Efforts to Undo the Sequester

As evidenced in his speech yesterday, President Obama continues to blame the upcoming “sequester” cuts on Republicans, while warning of dire consequences:

Surrounding himself with a group of emergency responders whose jobs he said are on the line, Obama said the looming “sequester” of $85 billion would weaken national defense, disaster response, health care, education, energy development, medical research, border security, FBI investigations, federal prosecutions, air traffic control and airport security.

The cuts are “not smart,” “not fair,” and “people will lose their jobs,” Obama said.

However, the sequester was not only partly the White House’s idea, but last year President Obama threatened to veto any efforts to undo the cuts. But don’t take my word for it:

Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced plans for 800,000 civilian layoffs due to the sequester that President Obama blames Republicans for but President Obama demanded remain in the spending bill. Nobody in our illustrious press corps seems to be asking Obama why he signed the bill if the sequester is so horrible. I guess the MSM’s too busy getting the scoop on Tiger (breaking: Obama’s got an “amazing touch” on the golf course).

(h/t Gateway Pundit)