Guy Who Said He Saw Obama’s Dog on Oahu Before President Arrived Issues Statement of Apology

Remember the little “slow news week” story a few days ago about the Obamas dog being spotted on Oahu with FLOTUS and a day later with the President in Virgina that prompted some to wonder if they’d flown the dog back just for a photo op?

One of the people who was quoted in a local paper as having seen Bo on the islands with FLOTUS, Scott Miscovich, is saying he was mistaken. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a clarification released on the subject of the mistaken identity of a First Dog.

Here’s Miscovich’s statement (photo dramatization mine):

“It is now clear my wife saw another black dog walking our neighborhood. We would like to apologize to Bo and the Obama family for any inconvenience this may have caused them. We would also like to wish them a peaceful and Merry Christmas.”

That clears everything up. As for the Associated Press reporting that Bo arrived on the islands with FLOTUS, the AP will spend all of election year making that up to Obama.

‘Merry Christmas’ Open Thread


I’ll be spending Christmas with family and I hope you’re all doing the same.

Hard to believe that 2011 is almost over, but that’s fine because 2012 is going to be pretty interesting.

Merry Christmas all!

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here’s possibly the worse Christmas-related movie of all time: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I’ll pour a strong Bacardi & Diet Coke for whoever can sit through the whole thing — which is kind of a catch-22 because booze is what’s required in order to be able to sit through the whole thing:

These are the People in Charge of Our Economy

Team Obama employed the “What does $40 mean to you” strategy in order to convince House Republicans to pass a very short term payroll tax cut and unemployment extension.

Here’s Obama for America of Wisconsin on what that means to working Americans:


Yes, these are the people in charge of “fixing” our economy. It’s all starting to make sense now.

It didn’t stop there. Pundit Press has Tweets from OfA from Indiana and California, and they repeated the same thing.

I think they meant to write “$40 per paycheck” but in an administration where hardly anything adds up, the above fits in nicely.

Hardly Surprising: UN General Assembly Holds Moment of Silence for Kim Jong Il

I’m sure Jimmy Carter tried like hell to get there in time.


The U.N. General Assembly granted a request from North Korea and held a moment of silence on Thursday for Kim Jong-il, the country’s former leader who died on Saturday, though Western envoys said they would boycott it.

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 193-nation General Assembly, saying he was following existing practice, led the moment of silence before an assembly meeting at 3 p.m. EST.

He offered condolences to the people of North Korea.

Keep in mind this “moment of silence” was to honor a brutal dictator who starved his own people:

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UN lifers probably loved Kim Jong Il because he saw to it that his country was environmentally-friendly and didn’t waste electricity. This photo is Al Gore approved:


Bo, the Jet-Set First Dog?

From an Associated Press story on Tuesday:

First Lady Michelle Obama, the couple’s two daughters and first dog Bo have already arrived at a three-house compound on Kailuana Place. The president is expected no earlier than Wednesday.

From the Honolulu Star Advertiser:

Scott Miscovich, who lives down the street from the now-famous five-bedroom rental home on Kailuana Place, said media and security presence in the area has so far been “very subtle.”

“My wife saw Michelle and the kids passing by and we’ve seen Bo (the Obamas’ dog) walking,” Miscovich said. “There hasn’t been much going on so far. It’s been very low-key compared to when the president is here.”

Then this from the NY Daily News the very next day:


Are the stories about Bo going with FLOTUS & daughters mistaken? It’s hard to find any photos of Michelle Obama on vacation in Hawaii because mostly I think the administration knows what a PR disaster the “separate planes” thing is.

Maybe Bo has a body double… I’m not going to assume they flew the dog back to DC just to go shopping with the president (it’s most likely that reports of Bo being in Hawaii with FLOTUS are the result of lazy media assumptions and creative eyewitnesses), but I’m not going to eliminate a return flight on Bo-Force-One for photo-op reasons as a possibility either given the Antoinettian nature of the current White House residents.

(h/t White House Dossier)

Sensenbrenner to Offer Big-Ass Apology to FLOTUS


If the First Lady ever gets back from vacation there’s gonna be hell to pay:

Our source, a Democratic operative who heard the whole thing, said he was “very loud”. Sensenbrenner was overheard saying that after buying all their “crap” (his word) a woman approached him and praised first lady Michelle Obama. He told the woman that Michelle should practice what she preaches — “she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”

Sensenbrenner’s office didn’t deny making the crack… as a matter of fact, a personal apology to FLOTUS — a “booty call” if you will — appears to be on the way:

Mr. Sensenbrenner was referring to the First Lady’s healthy food initiative. He doesn’t think the government should be telling Americans what to eat. While he may not agree with all of her initiatives, he plans to contact the First Lady’s office to apologize for his comments.

There are also reports that Sensenbrenner’s apology will include a performance of this Sir Mixalot classic on the House floor:

Update: In a related story, in Hawaii, FLOTUS had a pizza party at MA’O Farm. Funny on a couple different levels.

Update II: Apology officially issued.

(h/t JWF)

Whoopi Goldberg: Communism is a Great Concept on Paper

Every once in a while it’s fun to see a clip from “The View” just to remind myself that, even though I may be of average intelligence, I can feel like the smartest guy in the world for a few fleeting minutes.

Elizabeth Hasselbeck is usually the only person on that panel with properly firing neurons, but that doesn’t mean the others can’t be as entertaining as blind squirrels in a nut shop. The other day the panel was discussing the demise of Kim Jong Il, and Whoopi Goldberg said that communism is not unlike Sister Act II — looks like a good idea on paper but is an absolute disaster when played out in the real world:

Anybody who can’t spot the fundamental flaw of communism even “on paper” will either end up oppressed under a communist regime or hosting The View in a country that so far has been smart enough not to implement what looks good to simps “on paper.”

I don’t get it… communism has ushered in many horrible human tragedies in history, and those events are now recorded “on paper.” After all this recorded history, communism doesn’t work “on paper” either… so why do vacuous dingbats keep insisting it does work “on paper”? Sheesh.

This is why the left is having so much trouble figuring out what’s happened with Obama. “On paper” he was going to be a great president — everybody was going to have a high paying job for little work, health care would be free, the rise of the oceans would slow and the world was entering a new age of peace and harmony. But in reality… they’ll never learn.

(h/t Newsbusters)

Ron Paul Would Not Have Ordered Bin Laden Killing

I’ll say this for Ron Paul: At least his approach is more consistent than Obama, who has taken the head-scratching position that pouring water over the face of a terror suspect is sub-human, barbaric and against everything we stand for as a people, but kicking a door open and blowing off that same person’s head means the president made a “gutsy call.”

From ABC News:

Rep. Ron Paul took an interesting position for a likely presidential candidate Tuesday – he explained to a Iowa radio station why he would not have ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The answer seemed to catch Iowa radio host Simon Conway off guard; he asked Paul to repeat it.

Paul was unequivocal: “No, not the way it took place,” Paul said of the killing of bin Laden.


“It was absolutely not necessary and I think respect for the rule of law, international law – what if he’d been in a hotel in London?” Paul asked. “We wanted to keep it secret. Would we have sent the helicopters into London? Because they were afraid the information would get out. No you don’t want to do that.”

Paul said the U.S. government should have worked with the Pakistani government, respecting borders, to get at Osama bin Laden.

If Bin Laden had been in a hotel in London the US probably wouldn’t have had to send in special forces, because the last I checked the Brits are, you know, our close allies and probably would have been happy to get Osama themselves. If we’d have found out Bin Laden had been living in London for years and the Brits didn’t do anything about it, then I’d say the “friend of the US” status would be in question — as should be the case now with Pakistan.

Semi-related: This parody ad cracks me up:

Update: There’s a new Ron Paul ad out — “The One.” Hmm, why does that sound so familiar.