Achieving Business Longevity in the Era of Hope & Change

Tip of the day: There are three rules to keep in mind that will help increase your businesses chance of survival in these trying economic times: Location, location, and don’t let President Obama pay you a visit:

Last week, it was announced that Ray’s Hell Burger just outside Washington, D.C. would be closing its doors. A fan of the burger joint was President Obama, who had visited the location with his Russian counterpart.

Well, it’s happened again. In August, Obama visited Star Brewery in Dubuque. And now a local publication reports that the business is closing its doors. reports:

Star Restaurant and Ultra Lounge apparently has closed.

A sign posted on the front door of the Port of Dubuque restaurant, at 600 Star Brewery Drive, says the business is “permanently closed.”

This kind of thing seems to be quite a common occurrence.

Pair of Colorado Dems Explain How to Protect Yourself Without Carrying a Gun

Why you don’t need to carry a gun to effectively protect yourself…

First up, Colorado Dem State Rep. Joe Salazar has a twofold message for women on campus: 1) You shouldn’t carry a gun because what do you think they invented rape whistles and call boxes for? And 2) You shouldn’t carry a gun because you might shoot somebody just because you incorrectly believed that person was planning to do you harm (you know how impulsive women can be), even though the man was in fact only observing you… maybe because he was doing research for his job as a Colorado state legislator or something like that:

From the on-deck circle, Colorado State Senator Jesse Ulibarry adds another effective way to defend yourself from a crazed gunman without carrying a gun yourself: Ball point pens:

This is exactly why the security guards who protect the Colorado State Legislature are armed with nothing except scissors, BICs and rape whistles. Or maybe not.

Obama Returns to Washington, Press Immediately Asks the Tough Questions

President Obama returned to Washington Monday evening after a long “no press allowed” weekend in south Florida sans FLOTUS. But when Obama got back to DC, the press was waiting with the hard-hitting questions:

When President Obama returned to the South Lawn of the White House tonight, a group of reporters yelled, in unison, “Did you beat Tiger?!?,” according to the pool report. “He appeared to hear over the helicopter engines, but just smiled and continued on inside,” the report stated.

Ever since Obama got elected it’s as if most of the Washington media is auditioning for a gig at TMZ.

In related news, it turns out that one of Obama’s weekend guests was his former “body man” Reggie Love. Hey, somebody’s got to carry the president’s water when the MSM isn’t around.

Predicted Alec Baldwin Excuse: Come On, I Was Only Preparing for an Upcoming Movie Role Where I’ll Play a Racist Republican

To my knowledge there’s no cell phone recording of any of this, but we’ll just have to apply the same logic Baldwin’s friends on the left use when someone from the Tea Party is accused of racial slurs: take it as fact until proven otherwise:

Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer” during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene.

Baldwin had first been approached by a Post reporter while walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street pad at around 10:50 a.m. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor.

The “30 Rock’’ star grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for whom she played an audiotape of the conversation.

He then called G.N. Miller — a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post — a “coon, a drug dealer,’’ Miller’s police statement said.

At one point, Miller showed Baldwin ID to prove he’s a retired NYPD cop, which Baldwin dismissed as “fake.”

Cops were called, and Miller, 56, and Baldwin, 54, both filed harassment claims against each other.

Baldwin denies everything (gay slurs, sure, but racial ones? Never), and his denial is the mother of all projections:

He had strong words for the newspaper however: “The Post will stop at nothing—that’s what The Post is. Their function is to denigrate people, humiliate people, reduce people, make excuses for people who are their political partisans. It’s a highly biased, highly politisized group of people. However, I’m stunned that they would resort to that.” He concluded, “Even for The Post, this is a new low.”

Baldwin is of course known for being a level-headed, fair-minded liberal who would never try to denigrate, humiliate or reduce anyone else.

If all else fails, the OWS-supporting hypocrite might just claim to have been preparing for an upcoming role as a racist Republican.

David Gregory Makes Another Audition Tape So He Can Apply For Jay Carney’s Job When the Time Comes

Nobody plays goalie for the Obama administration like NBC’s David Gregory. This morning, Gregory was performing in his usual role as a hack for the administration, this time regarding the Benghazi attack, and John McCain called him on it:

During a heated exchange about the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year, McCain said to his Meet the Press host, “Do you care whether four Americans died?”

Funny that a politician is asking a “journalist” the very question that Gregory should be asking his guests.

There are many, many unanswered questions about Benghazi, and anybody not interested in those answers isn’t qualified to be called a political journalist. To me it looks like David Gregory gave up on that long ago and is now just trying to get a job as Obama’s next press secretary when Jay Carney leaves:

(h/t Twitchy)

White House: No, Obama Didn’t Make Any Phone Calls the Night of the Benghazi Attack

We already know Obama didn’t speak with the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of State after a brief 5 p.m. meeting. As it turns out, while the attack was under way, Obama didn’t call anybody:

President Obama didn’t make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday.

“During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, who had held up Mr. Obama’s defense secretary nominee to force the information to be released.

Mr. Graham said that if Mr. Obama had picked up the phone, at least two of the Americans killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi might still be alive because he might have been able to push U.S. aid to get to the scene faster.


In all fairness to the president though, maybe he was out shooting skeet — or most likely resting up for the important fundraising trip to Las Vegas the next morning. Priorities, you know.

Rahm Emanuel Running in 2016?

Third black president?

Not according to Team Deadfish:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.

The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources.

It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary initially didn’t offer clarity on who said what to whom. Hours after this story was published, however, Tarah Cooper emailed denying that the mayor “raised or entertained” the subject of a White House run. She also sent a photo of Emanuel’s scrawl on yellow legal paper vowing “not ever” to run “for another office” and reiterated his longstanding pledge that, in his words, he’s “not interested.

Too bad. There aren’t many 2016 possibilities I would be more excited to vote against — regardless of how interesting it would be to have in the White House somebody who confronts his opponents in the most honorable and dignified way possible: naked in the shower.

For now, the Dems have a big “reserved for Hillary” sign on the 2016 nomination slot (sorry, Joe). Knowing that, there aren’t many Democrats who are going to start publicly exploring a run this early, which would give the Clinton machine so much extra time to take that hypothetical candidate down by leaking to the press about the day he was caught in a hotel room in a hot tub filled with melted butter eating jalapeño poppers from between the boobs of two Chilean hookers. Wait, that was Bill. Never mind.

But if Emanuel does decide to run, Nancy Pelosi might be the first to know.

CNN on Rubio: Can a Sip of Water Make or Break a Political Career?

CNN says this was just an intentionally funny “teaser” for the upcoming segment, but they never seem to have such a rich sense of humor when it comes to teasing stories involving Dems:


“Can a sip of water make or break a political career?”

Has CNN ever asked if getting BJs in the Oval Office, admitting snorting coke, visiting Dominican prostitutes or leaving a woman to drown on Martha’s Vineyard could “make or break a political career”? Some would like to know.

Debunking We Can Can’t Believe In

The left-wing Soros-funded “watchdog” group Media Matters often cracks me up for many reasons (especially when they “debunk” comments of mine that anybody with an IQ over their hat size could tell were intentionally snarky). Their latest debunking has to do with a headline at the Fox Nation blog, and it’s a classic example of Media Matters-style “fact checking.”

The Media Matters headline (I won’t link… Google search if you wish) is “Fox Nation debunked by Fox News.”

They want you to immediately think, “Wow, a conservative news organization debunks a conservative blog… how embarrassing!

As usual with Media Matters, you have to examine their methods — or lack thereof. Here’s what happened: A Fox Nation headline that ran after Obama’s SOTU speech read, “Obama pleads for billions in new deficit spending.”

Media Matters as usual immediately clicked into “literal” mode and claimed that the very article Fox Nation linked to at Fox News debunks that, because the article at Fox News quoted Obama in his SOTU speech saying “nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime.”

Everybody with a brain producing at least as much energy as a potato clock knows Obama’s claim is BS, but because the sole arbiter of fact-or-fiction for Media Matters is whatever Obama says, it’s the undeniable truth.

Here’s how it works. Let’s take as an example Obama claiming “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.” Now let’s also assume the USA Today runs that quote. Now let’s assume Mr. Generic Guy wrote an article pointing to evidence that there’s a good chance millions of Americans won’t be able to keep their doctors because of Obamacare. Media Matters would have their next headline: “USA Today debunks Mr. Generic Guy’s claim about health care law.” It’s their way of getting around coming right out and saying “that person is wrong — how do we know? Obama said so.” Not that Media Matters would have an aversion to the latter.

That’s just one example of the kinds of tricks they play, and I wouldn’t mind as much if our tax dollars weren’t helping fund the joke.

Tingles’ Race Obsession Never Takes a Holiday

Yesterday Chris Dorner was in a standoff in Big Bear, surrounded by police in a cabin. He’d already killed three police officers, and one of the first things Crazy Chris Matthews could think to ask the mayor of the town was this:

“Are there any African-Americans that live there or is it largely a white community, largely?”

How I wish the mayor would have replied, “Chris, it’s pretty much all white just like the town you live in, ya cracka-ass cracka!”