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WaPo-ABC News Poll Finds Americans DO Blame Obama for High Gas Prices

12 March, 2012

I just thought I would highlight this because Obama’s vastly disconnected from reality reelection campaign, just a little over a week ago, swore up and down that the American public would not hold Obama accountable for high gas prices:

Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen – WaPo

Disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give the president “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Increasingly pessimistic views of Obama’s performance on the economy — and on the federal budget deficit — come despite a steadily brightening employment picture and other signs of economic improvement, and they highlight the political sensitivity of rising gas prices.

The potential political con­sequences are clear, with the ­rising public disapproval reversing some of the gains the president had made in hypothetical general-election matchups against possible Republican rivals for the White House. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) now both run about evenly with Obama. The findings come just five weeks after Obama appeared to be getting a boost from the improving economy.

Gas prices are a main culprit: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the situation at the pump, where rising prices have already hit hard. Just 26 percent approve of his work on the issue, his lowest rating in the poll. Most Americans say higher prices are already taking a toll on family finances, and nearly half say they think that prices will continue to rise, and stay high.


Sunday Funnies

16 May, 2010

Memaw sent in this collection of cartoons for all of us to enjoy:


Corruption Scandals Could Seal the Fate of DemonRats

31 March, 2010

Not that we need any more incentives to vote the commie bastards out, but it certainly doesn’t hurt those of us who wish to Get Rid of Incumbent Politicians and get a GRIP on our government:

Democrats Awash in Corruption Scandals
by Donald Lambro – 03/31/2010 – Human Events

Seven months before the November midterm elections, the Democrats are awash in ethics and corruption scandals in Congress and among the nation’s biggest governorships.

The major networks’ nightly news shows have largely ignored or played down the mounting allegations, charges and investigations targeting Democrats, but they are becoming a major issue in key campaigns that could help the Republicans make large gains in the House, Senate and state capitals.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged the Democrats would “drain the swamp” of corruption” in Washington when she and her party took control of the chamber, but much of the available evidence shows that, if anything, the Democrats’ ethical record is noticeably worse.  In many cases involving Democrats, investigations into wrongdoing have been swept under the rug or slowed to a snail’s pace and penalties have been just a slap on the wrist.

“Instead of draining the swamp of corruption in Washington as Pelosi promised, Democrats are now swimming neck-deep in it,” said Brian Walsh, chief spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

“Whether it’s powerful committee chairs flouting tax laws, rampant earmark abuse, or a Senate nominee in Illinois who was a former banker to the mob, this isn’t change any American can believe in.  Republicans will be running on returning accountability and checks and balances to Washington this November, and we are intent on earning back the trust of the American people while the Democrats continue to flout it,” Walsh told HUMAN EVENTS.


Mad Magazine “Writing Off” Obama

16 March, 2010

Oh, when you’re the Pres__ent, you just know you’re in trouble when Mad Magazine writes you off on their cover:

P.S. – While Mrs. Bulldog was over at Mad Magazine’s website, she came across the following poster and showed it to me.  I couldn’t help but get a laugh out of it and thought I’d share it with you all:

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Muzzies Freaking Out Over Yet Another Cartoon in Oslo

12 February, 2010

Sheesh!  Not again!

Hey, Muzzies!  If you want to freak out over something and kill someone, why don’t you concentrate on killing the terrorists in your midst?

Protest against Mohammad caricature in Oslo

OSLO (Reuters) – Around 2,000 people protested in Oslo on Friday over the printing of a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad as a pig by a Norwegian newspaper.

Tabloid Dagbladet printed a photo of the cartoon on February 3 to illustrate a frontpage story describing how the Facebook page of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) linked to pages featuring caricatures of the Prophet. The links were posted by participants to the Facebook group and removed by PST.

Holding placards with slogans such as “Show respect to all religions” and “Stop insults against Muslims,” demonstrators passed peacefully through central Oslo.

“I am here because what Dagbladet has done is very offensive to us,” said Kashif Aurangzev, a 34-year-old taxi driver.

“This is a big attack on Muslims, it goes against our religion,” said Kamran Naveeb, a 25-year-old student.

Police said around 2,000 people attended the heavily guarded demonstration, which was boycotted by Norway’s main Muslim organization for fears it could turn violent.

Dagbladet printed a picture of one of the cartoons, representing the Prophet as a pig writing the Koran, drawn by an Israeli West Bank settler in the 1990s.

“It was an illustration to our news story,” said Lars Helle, Dagbladet’s acting editor-in-chief. “Our critics can of course criticize us for publishing the cartoon. It’s their right according to free speech.

“They have the right to protest, but it was not a provocation, it was not meant as a provocation, it was meant as an illustration to a news story,” he told Reuters.


Marvel Comics Turns Tea Party Patriots into Racist Villains

9 February, 2010

Un-freakin’-believable!  Hey, you can’t make this stuff up!

Since Captain America is most noted for his fight against Nazism, I do believe that Marvel Comics is calling us Tea Party folks, “Nazis.”

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Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist
Warner Todd Huston – Right Wing News

Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who’ve joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he’s sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too.

Isn’t it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that are standing up for real American principles in real life — and one called “Captain America” at that?

In issue number 602 of Captain America, a new story line has begun called “Two Americas.” In it the current Captain (there have been a few of them, apparently) is on the trail of a faux Captain America that is mentally deranged and getting chummy with some white supremacist, anti-government, survivalists types going by the name of “the Watchdogs.” While investigating this subversive group, Captain America and his partner The Falcon — a black super hero — have decided to try and infiltrate the secretive organization.

In preparation for the infiltration, Marvel Comics depicts the two super heroes out of costume and observing from a rooftop a street filled with what can only be described as a Tea Party protest. The scene shows crowds of people in city streets carrying signs that say, “stop the socialists,” “tea bag libs before they tea bag you,” and “no to new taxes.” Naturally, the people in these crowds are depicted as being filled with nothing but white folks.

The black character asks the out of costume Captain, “What the hell is this?” And follows that with, “looks like some kind of anti-tax protest.” The Falcon character then snidely tells his partner the Captain, “So I guess this whole ‘hate the government’ vibe around here isn’t limited to the Watchdogs.”

The two then discuss their plan to infiltrate the subversive group that Marvel comics seems to be linking to the Tea Party movement. This discussion culminates in The Falcon wondering how a black man would do such a thing. “I don’t exactly see a black man from Harlem fitting in with a bunch of angry white folks,” he tells the incognito Captain America.

The Captain tells him, “no it’s perfect… this all fits right into my plan.” After this we find that the Captain’s plan is to send the black man into a redneck bar to pretend to be a black man working for the IRS and to get everyone all mad… because… well, you know that every white person is a racist that hates black civil servants, right?


A Little Dry Humor

5 February, 2010

Saw this floating around a couple of websites and thought you all might get a kick out of  it as much as I did:

Obama’s SOTU Speech Scores Low Marks on Readability Level — Two Grades Below G.W. Bush

1 February, 2010

Like I’ve said time and time again; Obama thinks Americans are idiots:

Obama’s SOTU speech scores readability of an eighth grader, two grades below GWB
By Kerry Picket on Feb. 1, 2010 into Water Cooler – The Washington Times

Former Presidents George W. Bush  and Ronald Reagan did not have it easy when it came to critics attacking their intelligence, while President Obama, Former Vice – President Al Gore, and Former President Bill Clinton have been hailed as brilliant. Here is an interesting nugget of new information, though. President Obama blamed himself for not being able to communicate his message properly to Americans, but a new analysis of the president’s State of the Union speech, brings to light why Mr. Obama could be having problems in this area.

President Obama’s State of the Union speech was ranked fourth to the lowest since FDR’s first SOTU speech in 1934, says Smart Politics, a blog of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs:

“Text of Obama’s Address has a readability score for an average 8th grader – two grades lower than George W. Bush’s Addresses and the historical average for modern presidents.”

Mr. Obama’s speech not only scored lower than George W. Bush’s SOTU addresses but also almost 70 other past State of the Union addresses.:

“However, a Smart Politics analysis of nearly 70 oral State of the Union Addresses since the mid-1930s finds the text of Obama’s speech on Wednesday evening to have one of the lowest scores on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test ever recorded by a U.S. President.”


Enjoy Some Political Cartoons

22 January, 2010

Muzzie Tries to Kill Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard

1 January, 2010

This is a developing story:

Danish police stop attack on cartoonist

AP – COPENHAGEN – Denmark’s intelligence service says police have foiled an attempt to kill cartoonist Kurt Westergaard — the artist who drew cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, causing outrage in the Muslim world.

Jakob Scharf, who heads the PET intelligence service, says a 28-year-old Somalia man was armed with an axe and a knive when he entered Westergaard’s home in Aarhus.

Scharf says the attack was “terror related,” adding the suspected assailant has close contacts to the Somali terrorist group, al-Shabaab.

The Somali man was shot by police in the knee and the shoulder during the Friday attack. Preben Nielsen of the police in Aarhus, where the attack took place, said the suspect was seriously injured but his life was not in danger.

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