From the House Oversight Committee by way of Ed Morrissey:
Also, just for added effect:
From the House Oversight Committee by way of Ed Morrissey:
Also, just for added effect:
Nancy Pelosi is like a walking one-woman insane asylum that ran out of meds years ago:
“Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence,” Pelosi told reporters today, explaining that “this week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders,” she added, citing the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.”So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, so that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.”
Three questions for Botoxi the Clown:
1) We have more liberty because of a massive government mandate?
2) Are you f*#king serious?
3) How do you avoid getting struck by lightning?
If this is the “star witness” for the prosecution, it probably comes as good news to George Zimmerman.
From ABC News:
A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin’s mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.
In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court.
“Are you able to read that at all?” defense attorney Don West asked.
Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, “Some but not all. I don’t read cursive.”
It sent a hush through the packed courtroom.
Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name.
The defense is going to have a field day when it comes to destroying her credibility:
Before the 19-year-old testified for the first time yesterday, postings on her Twitter account were reported on by the Smoking Gun, where she wrote about the case, getting high, drink driving and tweeted a picture of her ‘court nails’.
Overnight, her account appeared to have been cleaned up, with more than 40 tweets deleted, including the picture of her nails.
The references she made to Trayvon’s death and the case, including having ‘jackass lawyers on my ass’, were also deleted.
The Smoking Gun reported that on Jeantel’s sanitized Twitter account, the number of published tweets plummeted from 202 to 146.
Four tweets referring to drinking alcohol and taking drugs from February 24 were also deleted. At 19-years-old Jeantel is two years shy of the legal drinking age.
‘Party time let get high’, ‘Omg everybody high’ and ‘Lol we going to hell for smoke on Sunday I need some more drink’ have all been removed as has another reference to drink driving in which she said: ‘I hope I dnt hit no one tonight lord plz watch my driving.’
Jeantel is now claiming Martin told her on the phone he was being followed by a “creepy ass cracker,” which she never mentioned in previous testimony and wasn’t mentioned in her account of the incident in the letter to Martin’s parents that she had somebody else write.
Here’s an epically awkward moment from Jeantel’s testimony:
The prosecution is really trying to reel this witness back in now, but it might be too late:
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) June 27, 2013
Hinging a conviction on Jeantel could end up being a prosecution blunder that ends up being taught in law school as an example of what not to do.
Al Gore’s second chakra was released yesterday because President Obama announced he’s going to skirt Congress and dump more money into his sham. In spite of reasons for major skepticism, Obama-the-Great-Uniter once again had to insult anybody who dares question their motives:
President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked “patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real.”
“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,” Obama said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”
Earlier in his remarks, Obama said the “overwhelming judgement of science, of chemistry, of physics, and millions of measurements” put “to rest” questions about pollution affecting the environment.
Being called a “flat earther” is a compliment coming from people who believe the best way to stimulate the economy is with food stamps and unemployment checks.
Recently an Obama climate adviser called for a “war on coal.” Coal provides around 40 percent of the power for their electric cars, so he’d better think that one through.
**Dry cleaning not included
This is Hillary’s chance to get this stuff out of circulation before she officially starts her presidential run:
A black negligee that belonged to Monica Lewinsky is among 32 items once owned by the former White House intern that are up for auction in Los Angeles this week.
Other items being sold include a signed letter from then-President Bill Clinton addressed to Lewinsky’s other lover at the time, her former high school drama teacher Andy Bleiler, and a letter from Lewinsky to Bleiler that includes the line “am I good at lying through my teeth or what.”
I just bid $50 on the knee pads. Fingers crossed! The official Clinton/Lewinsky portrait is also still up for grabs:
A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants.
Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.
How could there be massive demonstrations? Don’t those who are here illegally all “live in the shadows” cowering in fear?
Schumer might be getting ahead of himself though, because right now the Senate isn’t even a lock to pass the bill, though Harry Reid usually finds a way to buy off enough votes.
Yahoo! News published a story about President Obama’s trip to Africa that they’re probably wishing had been checked by a few more editors:
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 21, 2013
Doesn’t matter though. The social media lynch mob has already been dispatched.
In fairness to Chelsea, she’s not the sharpest tool in the shed of presidential offspring so we’ll forgive her for failing to think this through:
From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.”
Chelsea’s grandmother was born of an unintended pregnancy. And new research shows that her family is not alone in treasuring a person who – if Planned Parenthood had been successful – would not have been born.
Either Chelsea Clinton is unwittingly arguing on behalf of the pro-life movement, or she’s wittingly self-loathing and/or doesn’t like her mother.
One of the most maddening things about this, among many, is that the deal itself is an admission of the government’s gross dereliction of duty when it comes to border security, and now we’re supposed to believe many of those same politicians who let it happen are going to fix the problem this time.
From ABC News:
ABC News has confirmed that the Senate “Gang of Eight” and other members have reached an agreement to strengthen border security provisions in their bill that they hope will deliver the 70 crucial votes needed for the measure.
According to a high-ranking Senate aide, a formal announcement is expected to be introduced on the Senate floor this morning, but no immediate vote is expected. As of now, no news conference on the deal is scheduled either.
A second Capitol Hill source tells ABC News the agreement will include a major border build up, with a key change being a nearly doubling of border agents, completion of 700 miles of fence, and a specific plan for border security, which must all be fully implemented before green cards are available to undocumented immigrants.
Attaching the amendment could bring the larger piece of legislation closer to the goal of 70 votes that some members of the Gang of Eight have envisioned.
Skeptical? Maybe a White House meme will change your mind. “Success baby” cannot tell a lie:
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) June 19, 2013
Well, I’m certainly sold! Hey, let’s let in millions and millions more illegals, grant them amnesty and save another trillion dollars!
And I know all these politicians are saying the millions and millions of people who will be allowed to come “out of the shadows” (I never knew State of the Union speeches were considered “the shadows”) won’t be allowed to vote for many years until they complete a certain “process,” but that’s BS. They will end up voting immediately or Chuck Schumer wouldn’t be foaming at the mouth right now.
The bill is probably dead in the House, but if for some reason it does pass, the GOP will have earned its eventual permanent minority status in the House, Senate, and Oval Office.
The “been there, heard that” factor combined with reality setting in has caught up with and passed Obama:
The White House pool report reveals that only 6,000 will be in attendance for Obama’s Berlin speech today:
The stage for the president’s speech is set up on the East side of the Brandenburg Gate, in the old East Berlin. The sun is pounding down and there are around 6,000 invited guests according to German authorities. There are bleachers set up either side of the square, with a big two storey riser facing the stage which has a row of bullet proof glass and 12 US, German and EU flags and the grand backdrop of the Gate. There is a large standing crowd between the bleachers.
Last time around, when Obama delivered a speech in Berlin in the 2008 presidential campaign, when he was still a senator, 200,000 folks came out to see him.
In 2008 anybody could attend. This year’s speech was for “invited guests only.” Gee, I wonder why?
Obama’s speech was pretty much the same stuff he served up in 2008, except now the only hope the administration has is to parrot the same empty promises and hope that everybody forgets who’s been in charge for the last nearly five years. Chris Matthews however chooses to ignore reality and blame the sun (where was Obama’s umbrella-holding Marine?).
As a result of a crippled TOTUS and the tightly controlled atmosphere, the scene was much different compared to 2008:
By the end of 2016 this is going to be the “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” of administrations.
Update: I should have made a disclaimer when I said the speech was “invitation only.” That is to say the White House claims it was invitation only, but I find it hard to believe they’d willingly leave so much space empty.