Obama Knew Snooki Before He Didn’t Know Snooki

President Obama from his taping of The View that aired yesterday:

Asked if “Jersey Shore” breakout star Snooki should run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, the president admitted, “I don’t know who Snooki is”.

I don’t know who Snookie is either, so Obama and I found common ground on something.

However, that common ground was short-lived, because two months ago, it seems that Obama did know Snookie:

The problem with having your entire life written for you is that it’s hard to remember now what you knew then, and vice-versa.

The questions will plague this country for a long time: What did the president know about Snooki, when did he know it, and when did he forget about it again?

(h/t HotAirPundit)

Rich Dems Spend Over $30,000 For Dinner With Obama; Obama Takes the Money and Then Dines Alone

JWF pretty much sums it up: Suckers:

The big spenders who shelled out $30,400 a head for dinner with President Obama at the Four Seasons restaurant and at Anna Wintour’s house didn’t actually break any bread with him.

After starting Tuesday night at a dinner for 60 high-rolling Democratic supporters hosted by hedge-fund billionaire Marc Lasry, Obama headed to a private room at the Four Seasons to wolf down steak, potatoes and broccoli with two aides before heading to Wintour’s Greenwich Village home.

Obama arrived at the Four Seasons at 5 p.m. Spies said he gave a short speech and schmoozed with 60 attendees, including Lasry and Joan Ganz Cooney, wife of Blackstone Group’s Pete Peterson, and ex-Martha Stewart CEO Sharon Patrick, sitting briefly at each table before dining alone.

You know what they say: A fool and his money will soon be invited to yet another wildly expensive “dinner” with Obama.

Sarah Palin’s New Book: Associated Press ‘Fact Checkers’ Start Your Engines! (again)

Sarah Palin’s got a new lib-tickling book coming out in November, so I hope the AP fact checkers relaxed after “Going Rogue” was released, because break time is almost over.

Here’s the cover of “America By Heart”:


Who knows if it’ll sell as well as Going Rogue, but one thing’s for sure: It’ll run rings around Joe McGinniss’ book, “Confessions of a Creepy Stalker Guy.”

Joe Biden: I Will Personally Change Your Diaper, America!

Sheriff Joe was interviewed on the Today Show and talked about “the Bush recession” (political branding at its most desperate).

Biden reassured everyone that some of the reasons the economy is so lousy in the first place are standing by to make sure that nobody goes without:

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “My message is keep the faith. We are moving in the right direction. We are not going to let you go without food or basic services. That will not happen in this country and our administration.”

I feel comforted already. “We’re not gonna let you die, man… just focus on me, focus on me… we’re not gonna let you die… just don’t let go of my hand, pal…”

In addition to making sure we don’t die as a result of their incompetence, Biden also promised to personally balance and rotate America’s tires, make its breakfast, wash and walk its dog, and teach its kids the three Rs (redistributin’, redistributin’ and redistributin’).

Earlier, President Obama offered up one unemployed woman’s sad tale as a reason unemployment benefits should be extended indefinitely. Call me heartless, but this didn’t convince me.

Rangel Reportedly Cuts a Deal, Remains Stuck in Nancy Pelosi’s Swamp Drain


At this point I hope the Dems just let Rangel stay in the House — all they’re doing is giving the GOP huge bombs to throw back at them in the days leading up to the election:

NEW YORK (CBS): New York Congressman Charles Rangel has reportedly cut a deal to admit to ethical wrongdoing and avoid a potentially humiliating public trial.

Harlem friends of Rangel tell CBS 2 they have been told that the details could be unveiled when the House Ethics Committee meets Thursday afternoon.

It’s the culmination of two years of scandal for the 20-term Democratic lawmaker. At issue is whether the former head of the House Ways and Means committee will admit to any serious ethical wrongdoing. Rangel is being charged with misusing his office for fundraising, failure to disclose income, belated payment of taxes and possible help with a tax shelter for a company whose chief executive was a major donor.

By “drain the swamp” I’m now assuming that Nancy Pelosi was referring to our wallets instead of corrupt politicians.

Update: Ethics panel says no deal. Obviously everybody sat down and actually considered the political ramifications on top of what might already be a disastrous election for the Democrats.

(h/t JWF)

Doomsday Shelter Market Boom Continues Even in the Age of Hope & Change

Wasn’t the world supposed to be standing in a circle holding hands singing Kum bah-ya by now instead of building nuke shelters?

There are signs that underground shelters, almost-forgotten relics of the Cold War era, are making a comeback.

The Vivos network, which offers partial ownerships similar to a timeshare in underground shelter communities, is one of several ventures touting escape from a surface-level calamity.

Radius Engineering in Terrell, Texas, has built underground shelters for more than three decades, and business has never been better, says Walton McCarthy, company president.

The company sells fiberglass shelters that can accommodate 10 to 2,000 adults to live underground for one to five years with power, food, water and filtered air, McCarthy says.

The shelters range from $400,000 to a $41 million facility Radius built and installed underground that is suitable for 750 people, McCarthy says. He declined to disclose the client or location of the shelter.

The price has gone up quite a bit. In the 1950’s, you could build one for $118:

Obama Does an Instructional Video

Do you want a president of the United States — any president — doing instructional videos? I don’t. Is the president the leader of the free world or a tech support call center operator?

Call me old fashioned, but I just don’t think that the most powerful man on the planet coming across like Vicki the Time-Life operator is the image we want to send to those who are thinking about screwing with the USA:

That’s not as well-produced as the video with President Reagan teaching people how to use the Atari 2600, but it’s a pretty close second.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)