Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

O’Reilly tries to correct Obama with Britain-bashing

April 30, 2009

Bill O’Reilly giddily “corrected” an answer Obama gave during his press conference last night on “The O’Reilly Factor” relating to the torture of detainees in the United States.  Here is the clip.

Thats the biggest projection since Ryus Ultra-Hadoken.

That's the biggest projection since Ryu's Ultra-Hadoken.

For those of you who haven’t seen the above video, I’ll try to give a fair interpretation of what was said by both Obama and O’Reilly.

Obama: Churchill understood that if you start taking intelligence shortcuts by torturing detainees, then that corrodes the character of a country.

O’Reilly: Obama should have used a better example than the British Government.  Afterall, they tortured several members of the Irish Republican Army.

Does Bill O’Reilly think that the average viewer of the O’Reilly Factor is so dumb, that they do not know that Winston Churchill was out of power and even dead by the time things started heating up the IRA in the 1970s?  Clearly Obama was evoking the pedastool that the world puts Churchill on when discussing war and foreign policy, not the actions of the entire history of the British government.

What’s next O’Reilly?  Maybe we can’t fully trust the marriage vows of Gordon Browne because Henry VIII went through so many wives.  Different times, different leaders, different situation.

I’m about to pull a Fox News.  Bill O’Reilly is sympathetic to terrorists.  With a name like O’Reilly and a proven track record of agressive attacks on the Britsh Government’s handling of the terrorist-Nazi-socio-fascist-communists of the IRA, I have to wonder who O’Reilly really pals around with on the weekends.  He’s got his eyes on Northern Ireland.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Rhode Island Democrat arrested for driving while intoxicated

April 24, 2009

Rhode Island Representative Raymond Sullivan Jr. was arrested late Wednesday for driving under the influence of alcohol.   Sullivan, a Democrat from District 29 in Coventry, was swerving between lanes on on Route 95 before he was pulled over by police.

Sullivan takes Myspace pictures.

Sullivan takes Myspace pictures.

The officer asked Sullivan to recite the alphabet and all was well until he arrived at “P.”  From there, Sullivan said, “r, t, x, r, z.”  Ouch.  Sullivan insisted that he only had two beers, but the officer apparently didn’t buy it and arrested him on the scene.  Can we assume that Sullivan refused a breathalyzer at the scene?  Probably.  But we don’t want to get sued.

Anyway, at the drunk tank, Sullivan used his cell phone to call his attorney.  After the conversation the Representative consented to a breathalyzer and blew a whopping .179, more than double the state’s legal limit.  And that is what…a half hour to an hour later?  He was issued citations for Driving While Intoxicated, leaving the lane of travel, operating without evidence of insurance, and operating without evidence of registration.

Those additional charges are a bit nitpicky.  Then again, maybe Rep. Sullivan is an asshole when he’s drunk.

Sullivan was a Campaign Director for Barack Obama in Rhode Island during the 2008 Presidential Election. 

RWP Rating: Strange

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Let the Tea Party Revolution begin…Thomas Paine vs. Fox News

April 15, 2009
Here we GO.

Here we GO.

To kick things off we’ve got a few early goodies.  An opener to Sean Hannity’s show last night featured a geriatric Thomas Paine lamenting the new direction our country is going (or not going, depending on your particular brand of radical political ideology).

Here is the video.

Once again, Tea Party “logic” fails.  The fraud Paine tells a story of “no taxation without representation,” a staple of the mock movement that makes absolutely no sense in modern context.  Every protester on the streets today has 3 representatives in Congress voted to that office by their given districts.   There is representation.  Your side lost.  Get on with it.

Paine was a populist, make no mistake about it.  He was a French Revolution fan and a proponent of social programs that would help commoners with their day to day lives.

Paine was a deist and did not believe that any organized religion offered a sound explanation of life.  In The Age of Reason, Paine wrote:

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of.  My own mind is my own church.

Later in life, he was given honorary French citizenship.

Not exactly the type of guy you would expect to see given a voice on Fox News, eh?

  1. Believer in social programs to help bridge the gap between rich and poor.
  2. Non-Christian.
  3. Fan of European culture and politics.

Fox has blasted Obama from all three of these positions.  You’d think they’d rather bury Thomas Paine then dig up that godless European socialist.

Obama expands Bush warrant-less wiretapping defense

April 8, 2009

This was not a story I wanted to write.   It is a story that should disgust every single American that is paying attention.  Our Constitution, systematically, is being chipped away right before our eyes.  New laws that are clearly against everything our forefathers stood for are going unchallenged by our courts and by our judges.  I thought the Obama Administration was going to be different.

Freedom is compliance.

Freedom is compliance.

This is a story that Barack Obama does not want you to see.  In secret, the Obama Justice Department has quietly expanded the warrant-less wiretapping that began during the Bush Administration.  Honestly, I can hardly write this story.  I am so incredibly disappointed.

The ACLU demanded that phone companies release information that they gathered under warrant-less wiretapping program using the Freedom of Information Act.  However, the case was delayed until Obama took office because his campaign rhetoric led many to believe that this practice would be stopped.  Stupid us.

The request was rejected because a government that is supposed to be of, by, and for the people, doesn’t want us to know which laws were broken during the surveillance.  But they didn’t stop there.   The Obama Justice Department created, out of thin fucking air, a new reason why this request was rejected.  The old law said that phone companies like AT&T would not be held accountable for listening to conversations.  Now, the Obama Justice Department is saying that government officials will retain the same immunity.  The government can now monitor your emails, your phone conversations, and your internet browsing habits with complete immunity.

At this point, I’d like to direct your attention to the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Obama is not only protecting his Administration from violating the Constitution, he is protecting all of the Bush Administration as well.  We are losing our liberties.  The personal conversations of American citizens, hell, even calls home from soldiers in Iraq were listened in on by the Government.   Neither of these worthless parties are standing up for the rights of Americans.  What are we letting ourselves turn into?

RWP Rating: Real Fucking Weird

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Real News of the Day: Obama won’t entertain marijuana lobby

March 27, 2009

Despite being the number one issue from the online community, President Obama refused to take legalization of marijuana seriously as a legitimate way to improve the economy.  From his first “Web Hall” in the White House, the Obama Administration set up a web tool where users could vote on which questions to ask the President.

The culprit.

The culprit.

With over two million votes, the overwhelming winning question asked the following:

“With over 1 out of 30 Americans controlled by the penal system, why not legalize, control, and tax marijuana to change the failed war on drugs into a money-making, money-saving boost to the economy? Do we really need that many victimless criminals?”

Obama cleverly rephrased the question as such: Would legalizing marijuana improve the economy? And his answer verbatim was the following:

“I don’t know what this says about the online audience.  The answer is no I don’t think that is a good strategy to grow our economy.”

He didn’t take the question seriously.  Instead of a smart answer about a viable alternative to dealing with the drug cartels in Mexico, Obama poked fun at the TWO MILLION people that voted it to the top of the question list.  The online world is no longer a small and separated community from the American public.  The online world is the American public.  Obama should know this after running a successful campaign that utilized the Internet like no campaign before it.

That being said, it isn’t all Obama’s fault.  Most of the people that want marijuana legalized are young people, under the age of 40.  Most of the people that want to keep it illegal are over 50.  The problem is that people over 50 vote in every single election.  Politicians kiss geriatric ass more than any other demographic because the payoff for securing their vote is guaranteed.

The youth vote sucks and has always sucked.  Even in the midst of Obama-mania, the President still knows that he must cater his message to older voters.  If you want pot legalized, then vote in elections!

It really is Vote or Die if you live in the Southwest.

It really is Vote or Die if you live in the Southwest.

But his answer could have been a lot worse.  He actually never said anything about not legalizing weed in the future.  He just doesn’t think that legalizing it will solve our economic problems, which the question didn’t really ask.  But it’s somewhat true.  Legalizing pot will not magically pay for the huge amount of money that AIG owes to companies like Goldman Sachs.  It will not clean up naked credit default swaps and it will not act as a regulatory agency for investment banks.

But legalizing pot and other illegal drugs would stop the failed war on drugs.  It would immediately cut off revenue for the most dangerous cartels in Mexico.  It’s time that our politicians took this issue seriously and didn’t hide behind jokes.  The violence in Mexico is spreading over our border.   In 2008 alone, there were exponential increases in kidnappings in the Southwest.  We’ve got to get this under control.

These cartels are strong right now.  The footsoldiers in the biggest cartels in Mexico are as big as the entire Mexican army.  When they are in the United States, these cartels buy assault rifles.  They are heavily armed, intelligent, and extremely rich.  Yet we have the power, at any moment, to pull the rug out from under them.  By legalizing narcotics, we can dismantle these organizations and stop the violence.

The same thing happened during Prohibition.  Al Capone and his friends ran bootlegging rings that made them millions.  But when the United States gave up on their ridiculous war on alcohol, the mob never fully regained its strength.  Usage is actually less in countries where drugs are legal.  The statistics are in, yet stupidity is reigning supreme on this issue.  It’s time to take the logical steps to ensure that Mexico is not the newest failed state.

Unusual: Obama’s next target is the…um…differently abled

March 21, 2009

If there is anything our new president is good at, it’s picking his enemies.   With the help of Paul Begala and the Raging Cajun, the Obama administration was able to turn the debate over the Stimulus Bill into a false dichotomy between Obama and Rush Limbaugh.  That’s smart politics.

You want to know what isn’t smart politics?  Going onto the highest rated late night talk show and slamming people with Down’s Syndrome.  Or running over babies with steam rollers while dressed in a Nazi uniform and screaming the more colorful portions of Thus Spake Zarathustra.  For whatever reason, the American public isn’t too fond of these things.

Now, Obama didn’t “slam” those with Down’s Syndrome, but he did compare his lackluster game of bowling with the Special Olympics.  See for yourself:

Quick to be the white knight of the…um…differently-abled of the world, Sarah Palin surprisingly released a non-political statement:

“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”

I’m both shocked and appalled by the fact that Palin has been in politics for this long and doesn’t have the guts to soapbox the shit out of this story.  Obama has since apologized for the remark, sinking this story to Unusual classification.

RWP Rating: 2/5 Unusual