Tagged Obama

Lindsey Vonn’s replacement

Less than a year ago, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn tore the anterior cruciate, ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee and fractured her tibia during a harrowing ski accident in Schlamding, Austria. Vonn was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Schladming. Concerned she wouldn’t be ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced today her spot on the U.S. Olympic Team would be filled by Barack Obama. U.S. Olympic officials said Obama deserved the spot on the team because no one has ever taken a country downhill faster than he has. . (Thank you to all who stuff our e-mailbox daily with…

Barack Obama – bons mots

By George Journal has selected the bons mots of President Barack Obama. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours. If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to…

Alinsky’s Rules

There have been a few reports in the American media recently that have described the clandestine tactics of Saul Alinsky – how they have served the campaigns of President Barack Obama and are present in the current presidential runs: “At this very moment Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals are being employed by the Left, again, with great efficacy.”  Forbes magazine points to Donald Trump’s campaign as an example “to push their own proposed societal changes and the political platforms designed to make them a reality.” By way of background, in 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled…

Qs re President Obama

(ed. – We received this e-mail missive a few days back… sharing this Independent Day as a side note on how distrustful some Americans truly are of their current President.) Dear Chris, Some of my American friends are so anti-Obama that they’re fanatical about it, still trying to prove that Obama is an alien from Kenya. But, the guy who sent me this message today is a retired Brig-Gen in the USAF and an attorney. He lives in NJ and winters in FLA. I like him a lot and I don’t think he’s a nut. What think you??? (name withheld)…

The Queen and President Obama

U.S. President Barak Obama was visiting the Queen. During the meeting, he asked the question, “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?” “Well,” said the Queen Elizabeth, “The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.” Obama frowned, and then asked, “But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?” The Queen took a sip of champagne. “Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle. Watch.” The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. “Please send Prime Minister David…

2 polls for your next cocktail hour

Here are two off-the-wall political polls that will provide great entertainment fodder at your next cocktail social. First, there was a poll taken in January by Abacus Data that revealed how Canadians felt about doing common, everyday things with our federal political leaders. Participants were asked which of the three federal politicians best fit a random sample of eight descriptors from a possible 16 and here is what was found: Harper scored highest with Canadians in five of the descriptors, with respondents picking him best suited to be the CEO of a large company (47%), give investment advice (46%), give…

President Obama and ISIS

In a very provocative opinion piece, American political pundit Rachel Alexander (co-editor of Intellectual Conservative) identifies American President Obama as the primary reason: Why Americans don’t care about ISIS Alexander observes:      We see the horrifying images of prisoners in orange jumpsuits about to be beheaded everywhere now in the news, but not much seems to happen in response. These images have worsened into chilling photos of Christians burned alive, yet nothing changes. Ancient relics are being destroyed by these barbarians, erasing centuries-old treasured records of Biblical days. Thousands are slaughtered every month by the 30,000 to 50,000 jihadists now…

President Obama in Tucson – in one word: poignant

     Last evening, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed a mourning Tucson audience and an anxious nation watching in on the State’s memorial service. The President’s words and message gave all a reason to pause. His was a very moving commentary in the face of an inexplicable shooting. Here’s but one poignant passage:        You see, when a tragedy like this strikes, it is part of our nature to demand explanations – to try to impose some order on the chaos, and make sense out of that which seems senseless. Already we’ve seen a national conversation commence, not only about the motivations behind these…

Hedges’ take: “The road ahead is grim”

  Chris Hedges’ Empire of Illusion is a must-read for those who want to go into the impeding crises our country face with their eyes wide-open.  In the last of the book’s chapters on today’s political leadership, Hedges holds out little hope for the actions of President Barack Obama. Here’s a rather pessimistic take on the state of the Union (pg 178):         The road ahead is grim. The United Nations’ International Labour Organization estimates that some 50 million workers will lose their jobs worldwide in 2009. The collapse had already seen close to 4 million lost jobs in…