Obama States The Obvious

President Obama speaks on the situation in Ukraine


ABC News:

President Obama admitted today that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria.

When the president was asked if he would seek Congressional approval for U.S. attacks on ISIS targets in Syria, he responded, “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.”


It’s been obvious for a while that Obama doesn’t have a strategy. He doesn’t have a clue either.

Following his remarks, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council in the Situation Room, with Vice President Joe Biden, Kerry, and several senior military advisors.

Since video emerged Aug. 19 showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, Obama has fought back against fresh criticism of his foreign policy, promising to be “relentless” in his fight against the emerging threat posed by ISIS.


Obama, Biden and Kerry – now there’s the foreign policy dream team from hell. How did someone so clueless get to be our commander in chief? I think I know.

Contrary to the fevered paranoid fantasies of the far, far right, Obama is not some Manchurian Muslim candidate who was groomed by powerful and shadowy forces to turn America into an Islamic nation. The answer is much simpler.

First of all, Obama is incredibly arrogant. The “H” in “BHO” stands for “hubris”. If Obama was merely ignorant that wouldn’t be as bad. Especially when it comes to Muslims, Obama thinks he knows more than everyone else because of his childhood and college experiences in Indonesia and Pockistan.

Although stating the truth about Obama’s Muslim roots was deemed racist during the 2008 primary and general election, Obama later admitted he attended a mosque his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, and had gone to a Muslim school for two years. Later, while in college, Obama traveled to Pockistan with his roommate, a member of a wealthy family from Karachi.

This information didn’t come from Infowars or WND, it comes from ABC News:

At a fundraiser in San Francisco, Ca., Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., claimed he had more world experience than his rivals, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and introduced a new bit of biographical information.
“Foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton or Senator McCain,” Obama said, according to the Huffington Post.

“It’s ironic because this is supposedly the place where experience is most needed to be Commander-in-Chief. Experience in Washington is not knowledge of the world. This I know. When Senator Clinton brags ‘I’ve met leaders from eighty countries’ — I know what those trips are like! I’ve been on them. You go from the airport to the embassy. There’s a group of children who do native dance. You meet with the CIA station chief and the embassy and they give you a briefing. You go take a tour of a plant that [with] the assistance of USAID has started something. And then — you go.”

“You do that in eighty countries,” Obama said, “You don’t know those eighty countries. So when I speak about having lived in Indonesia for four years, having family that is impoverished in small villages in Africa –knowing the leaders is not important — what I know is the people…I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college — I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”

This last part — a college trip to Pakistan — was news to many of us who have been following the race closely. And it was odd that we hadn’t hear about it before, given all the talk of Pakistan during this campaign.

So I asked the Obama campaign for more information.

Apparently, according to the Obama campaign, In 1981 — the year Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University — Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia. After that visit, Obama traveled to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from there. The Obama campaign says Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, staying with his friend’s family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India.


Why is this important?

Obama’s childhood and college experience with Islam qualifies him to understand the Arab world the way someone who attended Sunday school when they were 6 and 7 and then spent a couple weeks in church camp as a teenager is qualified to understand the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Now add to this the years that Obama spent in the pews at Trinity United Church listening to the anti-Semitic views of Jeremiah Wright and hanging around with people like Rashid Khalidi and the anti-Israel/pro-Palestine Left of Chicago.

Total it all up and you have an arrogant prick who doesn’t have a clue standing up in front of the country while wearing an ugly suit and admitting he doesn’t have a strategy for dealing with an existential threat to Western civilization.

He doesn’t have a strategy or a clue for dealing with Russia either. So what is he doing about it?

The President will hit three fund-raisers over the holiday weekend and squeeze in some playtime at the wedding of the Obama family’s personal chef, Sam Kass, and his bride, MSNBC host Alex Wagner.


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139 Responses to Obama States The Obvious

  1. The Klown says:

    What I can’t understand is how Obama still has nearly 40% approval rating. Who the hell are those people?

    • Kathy says:

      They are the people you see being interviewed on the street who don’t know who the Vice President is.

    • piper says:

      Hmmmm- more likely in the low 30’s. Want to know the background of the pollsters and percentage of each group.

      • Lulu says:

        That is the core Dem electorate nationally at the low 30’s. If you look at individual polls where the internals are made public the questions are highly slanted and give few choices which give Dems and Obama the advantage to justify the media and Dems, who are often paying for them, backup in supporting this clusterf***. . A Soros funded group bought Rasmussen. So the “average” that is often cited is too high. This WH, the Dem party, and permanent government have to have at least a veneer of “consent of the governed” to get away with the crap they have pulled. In reality they don’t have the consent of the people so they manufactured it with polls and targeted election cheating.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      idiots

    • swanspirit says:

      His cult followers .

    • Constance says:

      The only expectation those 40% ever had for Obama is that he have black skin and no matter what he does his skin is still black so they approve of him. Skin color is tangible to them the rest is just a bunch of hard to understand intangible bullshit but they can grasp the reality of black skin.

      • 1539days says:

        The 12% of the population that is Black will go 95% for Obama (and went 90% against Bush). I suspect Obama’s non-AA approval numbers are LOWER than Bush’s were.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    In a nutshell ….

    • Somebody says:

      So if there isn’t anything official on his agenda can I presume he will be picking up the tab for this junket? Those are, after all, the rules.

      I’m sure he has a public policy statement scheduled in front of a urinal at some gas station. Maybe a brief statement in front of a golf club house. Perhaps he’s having a little get together with some local leaders or maybe some of the jack asses from the UN. There is something on his schedule to justify the trip so we get to pick up the tab.

      • piper says:

        On Monday, we will be blessed by his presence in Milwaukee, making a bigger mess of our streets – major road and highway construction affecting travel. And all for a speech so he can get some big time adoration and adulation from his lo-fos.

        • Anthony says:

          Let us know what he’s wearing

        • DeniseVB says:

          To bash Scott Walker ? I hear he’s in re-election trouble, maybe this will help him 😉

          • piper says:

            Scott Walker was also in trouble in the recall election. Turns out he won against Barrett by a higher percentage than the first time which is interesting considering how many out of state people and college students voted in the recall election.

      • DeniseVB says:

        He’ll probably “make a statement” somewhere between his party gigs. Gotta make us pay the bills.

    • swanspirit says:

      ” I don’t want to put the (golf) cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.”
      “I have been kinda busy fundraising and playing golf “

  3. The Klown says:

    VDH:

    President Obama doesn’t know much about history.

    In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and medicine, for example, and was flat-out wrong about the catalysts for the European Renaissance and Enlightenment.

    He also believes history follows some predetermined course, as if things always get better on their own. Obama often praises those he pronounces to be on the “right side of history.” He also chastises others for being on the “wrong side of history” — as if evil is vanished and the good thrives on autopilot.
    When in 2009 millions of Iranians took to the streets to protest the thuggish theocracy, they wanted immediate U.S. support. Instead, Obama belatedly offered them banalities suggesting that in the end, they would end up “on the right side of history.” Iranian reformers may indeed end up there, but it will not be because of some righteous inanimate force of history, or the prognostications of Barack Obama.

    Obama often parrots Martin Luther King Jr.’s phrase about the arc of the moral universe bending toward justice. But King used that metaphor as an incentive to act, not as reassurance that matters will follow an inevitably positive course.

    Another of Obama’s historical refrains is his frequent sermon about behavior that doesn’t belong in the 21st century. At various times he has lectured that the barbarous aggression of Vladimir Putin or the Islamic State has no place in our century and will “ultimately fail” — as if we are all now sophisticates of an age that has at last transcended retrograde brutality and savagery.

    In Obama’s hazy sense of the end of history, things always must get better in the manner that updated models of iPhones and iPads are glitzier than the last. In fact, history is morally cyclical. Even technological progress is ethically neutral. It is a way either to bring more good things to more people or to facilitate evil all that much more quickly and effectively.

    In the viciously modern 20th century — when more lives may have been lost to war than in all prior centuries combined — some 6 million Jews were put to death through high technology in a way well beyond the savagery of Attila the Hun or Tamerlane. Beheading in the Islamic world is as common in the 21st century as it was in the eighth century — and as it will probably be in the 22nd. The carnage of the Somme and Dresden trumped anything that the Greeks, Romans, Franks, Turks, or Venetians could have imagined.

    What explains Obama’s confusion?

    A lack of knowledge of basic history explains a lot. Obama or his speechwriters have often seemed confused about the liberation of Auschwitz, “Polish death camps,” the political history of Texas, or the linguistic relationship between Austria and Germany. Obama reassured us during the Bowe Bergdahl affair that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt all similarly got American prisoners back when their wars ended — except that none of them were in office when the Revolutionary War, Civil War, or World War II officially ended.

    Contrary to Obama’s assertion, President Rutherford B. Hayes never dismissed the potential of the telephone. Obama once praised the city of Cordoba as part of a proud Islamic tradition of tolerance during the brutal Spanish Inquisition — forgetting that by the beginning of the Inquisition an almost exclusively Christian Cordoba had few Muslims left.

    A Pollyannaish belief in historical predetermination seems to substitute for action. If Obama believes that evil should be absent in the 21st century, or that the arc of the moral universe must always bend toward justice, or that being on the wrong side of history has consequences, then he may think inanimate forces can take care of things as we need merely watch.

    In truth, history is messier. Unfortunately, only force will stop seventh-century monsters like the Islamic State from killing thousands more innocents. Obama may think that reminding Putin that he is now in the 21st century will so embarrass the dictator that he will back off from Ukraine. But the brutish Putin may think that not being labeled a 21st-century civilized sophisticate is a compliment.

    In 1935, French foreign minister Pierre Laval warned Joseph Stalin that the Pope would admonish him to go easy on Catholics — as if such moral lectures worked in the supposedly civilized 20th century. Stalin quickly disabused Laval of that naiveté. “The Pope?” Stalin asked, “How many divisions has he got?”

    There is little evidence that human nature has changed over the centuries, despite massive government efforts to make us think and act nicer. What drives Putin, Boko Haram, or ISIS are the same age-old passions, fears, and sense of honor that over the centuries also moved Genghis Khan, the Sudanese Mahdists, and the Barbary pirates.

    Obama’s naive belief in predetermined history — especially when his facts are often wrong — is a poor substitute for concrete moral action.

    • Lulu says:

      He doesn’t know Western Civilization history. It was certainly offered to him at the very prestigious schools that he attended. So why doesn’t he know any of it and reject it so thoroughly? Conflict with the people who raised him (who didn’t value it either or him for that matter) and the missing parent from another continent, culture, and different religion who he romanticized as a convenient escape from his crummy little world. The missing parent literally threw him away and he didn’t recall it or probably believe the people who raised him who were half heartedly doing the same thing. This is what multi-culturalism often brings if it isn’t addressed early and aggressively. Bronco was the man who was supposed to straddle two worlds, two races, by his great understanding and insight into both. In reality he doesn’t understand either and at his age isn’t interested in learning. His genius, multi-culturalness and wisdom was the marketing hook from Axeldouche’s fevered marketing brain. Bronco doesn’t understand Western, US, African, or Muslim history, law, philosophy or culture. He doesn’t understand anything but base emotions like spite, rudeness, humiliation, payback, conspicuous consumption, etc. He is a charlatan who picks up sound bites and academic speak that he doesn’t understand in a suit with a little Harvard polish. The big fat nothing of this guy is staring everyone in the face.

  4. The Klown says:
  5. The Klown says:

    The Other McCain:

    That’s pretty harsh, but it does point to a larger issue that has long been neglected in discussions of “homelessness.” Back in the 1980s, this became an “issue” because Democrats wanted to leverage homelessness as a way to impugn Ronald Reagan’s policies. But the problem had nothing to do with Reagan and everything to do with a series of court decisions that had made it more difficult to lock up insane people in lunatic asylums, and nearly impossible to enforce laws against vagrancy. The so-called “deinstitutionalization” of the mentally ill was a policy that had been pursued by the American Civil Liberties Union and other liberals during the 1970s. This coincided with other trends — including rising rates of divorce and drug abuse — that had the combined effect of creating a population of dopeheads, alcoholics and crazies who had no families to take care of them, and no place to go.

    Furthermore, once the media jumped on the bandwagon of hyping the “homeless crisis,” ginning up lots of ignorant public sympathy, bums and petty criminals realized they could cash in on this, panhandling on the streets, often falsely claiming to be Vietnam War veterans. State and local governments started throwing money at the problem, and non-profit agencies reaped a bonanza of grant money to help deal with the “homeless crisis.” This created what was in effect an industry of professional activists — Homelessness, Inc. — who made their living from the misperceptions of the problem, misperceptions that the activists themselves helped create in order to gain the political clout necessary to shake down government agencies for more money.

    • The Klown says:

      Miley’s new BFF Jesse the Homeless Guy turned himself in to the police in Oregon for his arrest warrants.

    • WMCB says:

      The mental hospitals started emptying in the 60’s. Almost all the damage was already done by the time Reagan took office. The Left blamed it on him, of course. But it was their activists, and their judges, who pushed it and accomplished it in the name of “civil liberties.”

      They ignored the fact that if they were not in mental hospitals (CRUEL CONFINEMENT!) many would in reality end up in the even CRUELER confinement called prison.

      • Constance says:

        And since families can’t lock up an obviously crazy family member who they know they can’t control the Left also caused Adam Lanza style massacres because some of the crazies are violent.

  6. The Klown says:

    Okay, I’m going back to bed, It’s still dark outside here on the left coast.

  7. Anthony says:

  8. votermom says:

    UK PM Cameron on tv talking about Islamic extremism – they’ve raised the threat level to “severe” (second highest).

  9. votermom says:

    • Somebody says:

      Good idea but the last country on earth Obama would copy is the UK. I think he has some “issues” with the UK most likely relating back to his absentee daddy. It seems to me he’s gone out of his way to dis them at every opportunity. Maybe that’s just my perception.

  10. The Klown says:
    • Lulu says:

      Because the victims were all poor, “trashy” white girl children who deserved it. Like Sarah Palin. Just trash. They need to know their place don’t you know. Can I say how much I despise elites? Hate their fucking guts.

      • Constance says:

        Agree. And they aren’t elite they are elitists. There is nothing extraordinary about them.

      • Lauren says:

        The hypocricy continues to stink to high heaven.Their silence about Rotherham speaks louder than words, utterly dispicable.
        When I spot these idiots driving around with co-exist bumper stickers, I want to scream. Let each one of those elitist hipster vile progs try “co-existing” with Hamas or any other terrorist organization.

  11. The Klown says:

    Dafuq?

    • Lulu says:

      These children are committing suicide, self harm, and have severe mental problems, etc. All of the symptoms of horrific sexual and physical abuse. And these elitist assholes want to rationalize the outcomes. Unbelievable but that is why it isn’t being covered in the media here is because the elites really believe it is fine to do this to poor children because they are POOR and not a protected class globally.

      • votermom says:

        I am in favor of sending all pedophiles to #ISIS for them to practice their beheading technique.

        • HELENK3 says:

          only problem with that is they worship one

          • Lulu says:

            The f***** Pakistanis are the depraved child rapists and torturers. ISIS would probably make them their business agents or something. The elites are calling them “Asians” like they are Japanese or Korean or Indian or some shit. If I was an ASIAN I would tell them to knock that shit off! China should formally protest it in the UN saying ASIANS are being smeared and libeled.

          • Lauren says:

            lol good one!

        • The Klown says:

          I am a little kinder. I would put all pedophiles in specially gated communities where they can live somewhat normal lives, with two exceptions:

          1. No kids go in

          2. No pedophiles come out.

          • Lulu says:

            A lot of studies show sex crimes are about power rather than sex. They could play their power games on each other. I bet it could get really weird really fast.

      • Constance says:

        It is clearly because the elitists don’t care about this class of white people or little girls.

        By the way, media and people of color….there are and have always been different classes of white people in the USA. The elitist class that owned black slaves also enslaved my people by shipping them here against their will and indenturing them for longer than their life expectancy. Elitists don’t associate with me, their ancestors wouldn’t have associated with my ancestors so don’t lump me in with them in your sweeping statements about white people. I don’t have white guilt because I have nothing to feel guilty about.

        • The Klown says:

          There were more white sharecroppers after the Civil War than black ones.

          BTW – which church you attended was a class thing in many places. Baptists (black and white) were near the bottom, barely above Catholics.

          • WMCB says:

            During reconstruction, the occupying carpetbaggers treated poor dirt-farming whites (who had zero influence/power on the Civil War) like animals.

            Poor whites were the whipping boys for the decisions of the white elites (who mostly got treated just fine.)

  12. HELENK3 says:

    http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2014/08/28/obama-sears-esquire/

    when backtrack loses esquire, it does not look good

  13. votermom says:

  14. mothy67 says:

    I know a ton or people that went to very expensive private schools from kindergarten on. They really believe that because mommy and daddy shelled out 15 grand for kindergarten that their thoughts are somehow more refined and more complex than us little people. The east village in Manhatten is a perfect example. Posers try to claim they are fringe and wear distressed jeans that cost 500 dollars. Live in 2400 hundred dollar studios. During the summer Miley Cyrus could have a full dance card picking up the rich degenerates from long island and other affluent enclaves. Funny they all disappear when the weather changes. Some how it is cool for the super rich kids to slum it for a summer. I spoke with one young couple and they looked me straight in the face and told me it was very important for them to see how poor people lived. I was floored. I said poor people do not sit on the sidewalks of Avenue A asking spare some change for pot. They do not dress down and they sure as hell do not retire in a SOHO loft. Poor people get up and go to work at jobs they hate. They live paycheck to paycheck and pray that the check they sent to cover a utility doesn’t bounce or that the rent check goes through first because you are 20 bucks short of both.
    I despise vox not just because I think they are idiots. It is the condensation that I find profoundly offensive. Matt Iglasias went to One of the most elite prep schools in the world. Sorry bucko I think you and your useless sacks of shit partners would be the definition of common had mommy and daddy not written a fat check. You nor Ezra has ever uttered a unique thought. Pathetic banal vapid platitudes is all your site expresses. I welcome a challange to my world view but your limp sick site offers nothing even close.

  15. HELENK3 says:

    the difference between David Cameron’s speech today and backtrack’s yesterday is amazing. even the obots have to be embarrassed by backtrack

  16. The Klown says:
    • Constance says:

      You know the sexist comments came from Democrats or Gillibrand would have named the offenders.

  17. votermom says:

    So, what do you guys think – keep the kids home this 9/11 or just ignore the date?

  18. mothy67 says:

    Positive note. Icky brat was getting dressed this morning and as she is getting older she makes me look away. Never mind I wiped her ass for years now I cannot see her changing. Her birthday is Monday and she was taking in treats. She said today will be annoying because I am going to have to be nice to people that I do not care for..
    She stepped out of her room to show me what she was wearing. I could and still may have cried. She was so beautiful. The dress was 40 dollars at Burlington but had a 650 price tag. Her call not mine. She is very athletic and I don’t know if this makes sense but the dress fit her so well it seemed to me that she was complimating the dress.. Not the other way around.
    On top that idget discovered Van Gogh yesterday. Not yet eight and the monster wants to discuss Van Gogh. We had Cinnamon Toast Crunch and listened to Don MC Lain’ s Starry Starry Night.
    To think that she was thrown away blows my mind. She had to get bras . She will not b 8 til l Monday but she had to have bras. I hope she doesn’t have to regret as huge tits are a problem in my family. Reduction surgery is common. My sister skinny as a rail thin double D major back problems
    .

  19. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-not-at-war-with-isis-2014-8

    per backtrack ” we are not at war with isis”. will someone tell the fool that isis is at war with us

  20. gram cracker says:

    Found a picture of Oblamer in taupe suit worn to a 2012 wedding. He was probably checking to see if the suit still fit to wear to this weekend’s wedding when he was called out to do his presser yesterday. Cut him some slack will you? He has gotten so bony that the pants probably had to be taken in so they wouldn’t fall off his skinny arse.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-plans-packed-labor-day-weekend-article-1.1919850

  21. WMCB says:

  22. votermom says:

    Crap. Just found out my nephew is HIV+
    Prayers appreciated.

  23. WMCB says:

  24. HELENK3 says:

    http://ulstermanbooks.com/americans-fighting-isil-currently-banned-coming-home/

    nothing to stop return to the USA of the traitors that go to fight for isis.
    that needs to change NOW

  25. WMCB says:

    Feminism today. These are not suffragettes.

  26. Lulu says:

    The monsters who let the Rotherham child sex and physical abuse continue for 14 years are being exposed by the Telegraph. Horrible disgusting people. One of them won’t even resign. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11060102/Rotherham-the-council-leaders-who-presided-over-child-abuse-scandal.html

    • Somebody says:

      I hope this will be the impetus to cause their citizens to rise up. I guess we’ll know soon enough if the sales of torches and pitchforks skyrockets across the pond. I’m not holding my breath though, after all most of them have only themselves to blame for the way they voted through the years. The handwriting has been on the wall over there for years.

      Also, according to the stories I’ve seen their younger generation is a worse mess than ours, mostly drunken, lost sheep…….so I don’t expect much push back from any of them.

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  31. The Klown says:

    I just managed to whack my own balls with the garden hose, but the neighbor lady was watching so I couldn’t grab them and fall down crying.

  32. Somebody says:

    OT…..but indulge me. So I signed my daughter up for the virtual high school. There are two sides, the normal daily schedule that follows the school calendar and school day with virtual classes or the progress at your own rate. We signed dd up for the progress at your own rate. The whole process took weeks, utterly ridiculous but that’s beside the point.

    I told you all that to tell you this……..progress at your own rate……you will complete X number of assignments per week. If you are sick and cannot complete the assignments then your parents must inform the teacher immediately. You will be given a 14 day grace period only if the teacher has been informed prior to the end of the week in which you were sick and unable complete X number of assignments. If your parents fail to inform the teacher you will be given an F for that week. You may schedule at least 3 weeks in advance 2 nonconsecutive weeks for vacation. You will not be expected to complete X number of assignments during your vacation weeks. You will however be expected to complete the work for those weeks within a 14 day grace period or you will be given an F.

    This is supposedly a progress at your own rate class that you have 365 days to complete. However in reality it is a 32 week course that must be completed within no less than 40 weeks. You must work on the weekly schedule assigned, unless you’re sick or on one of your vacation weeks. You can’t work ahead and you can’t fall behind unless you’re on a permitted vacation or sick.

    I don’t know, this doesn’t sound much like progress at your own rate to me. Is it just me? My daughter had wanted to work ahead and basically do block scheduling from home, but that doesn’t seem like it’s going to work out. Am I crazy? Am I just being nitpicky? It just wasn’t what I envisioned when it said “Progress at your own rate, you have 365 days to complete the course”.

    • Somebody says:

      Well we’ve just finished the math orientation and apparently you can’t even be sick in that class. You will complete 4 assignments per week and take the Friday quiz/test. You follow the public school calendar, end of subject………ARGH!

      • Somebody says:

        I’ve had a crappy week and it just keeps getting worse. I feel a drinking binge coming on!

        • votermom says:

          Never too early to drink our cares away. Hic.

        • piper says:

          Am joining you with my yummy Mud Slide. Skol

        • Somebody says:

          It’s only 2:30 in the afternoon, but I think I’m about to go make a pitcher of something tasty. I’ve had my grandkids all week (1 and 4 year old). I wasn’t supposed to have them today as I had other plans, but alas I had them today. I made it clear I had plans for this afternoon and I was promised an hour, an hour and a half at most. Sure, they arrived just after I got up this morning and left 45 minutes ago…….too late for my afternoon plans.

          So my new afternoon plans are to get shit faced. I’ve had a long week. I’m too old to take care of little ones all day and deal with a teenager…….OK I’m not too old, maybe I’m just tired of being taken advantage of.

    • votermom says:

      I know my HS kid would have a hard time with that schedule.
      She tried a free online programming course this summer – she was supposed to submit the work by end of the week or it was not accepted. She ended up dropping out.

      • Somebody says:

        My daughter did a couple of free college classes last year, but it was truly progress at your own rate…….with start and stop dates of course. There was a syllabus with assignments, access to online tests, etc. If she wanted to sit down and do it all in a couple of weeks that was her business, or if she wanted to take a couple of weeks off and then come back and bust her chops again her business. She flourished, I was so proud of her.

        That’s what I expected, not this. My goal is to get her 6 high school credits with a 3.5 or better GPA. That with a high enough PSAT qualifies her for dual enrollment at the local college. The local college is really my goal, if I play it right she can finish with her AA or damn near at no cost to me. Dual enrollment is paid for by tax dollars, books are provided too. She’s been homeschooled all these years and I kind of felt like this was my way to recoup my tax dollars.

        I suppose we can endure this, but it’s just not what I expected. True confession, she’s already taken Algebra I and Geometry. I signed her up for Algebra I because I wanted to ensure a high GPA. In fact, aside from Biology and drivers ed, she’s already taken all the classes I signed her up for. She took two college level science classes last year, so I really don’t think biology is going to be difficult, except she doesn’t want to dissect anything. She also took college world history, so I signed her up for high school world history. We were thinking quick, easy, get in and get it done and maybe, just maybe start some college classes in the spring semester. There is no way to do that, but if we stick with it she can start next year.

        • mothy67 says:

          Here is a little trick that I learned freshman year at Purdue when I took an elective in the humanities department. . You have a student read title chapter and all Sundays headers. Have the kid walk away play eat pick a nose whatever then bring them back have them reread all headings but the make them also read everything in bold and all captions under graphs and pictures. 55 minute break and then come back and read the chapter from the first word. It is cognitive structure. You build anything you need a foundation. Homework is based on ‘re-enforcement. Some how home work has become racist? Boggles the mind when I read Stanford professors agreeing homework is a white thing. Madness Homework ‘re-enforces what the kid was exposed to at school.
          While the human brain is profoundly complex it is also rather simple. New info is retained based on cognitive structure. You have to tie New info into what you already have. I have known paralegals who kicked ass on the bar and Ivy league grads that failed twice.
          A life time ago I was working on my own project studying why I grew up poor but fantasized about champagne at the Louvre a pint under Big Ben or a taco at Sao Paulo..
          I wondered why I was living in the clouds as I got older. Berlin, Shanghai, New York were never out of reach My parents always read. TV was for those rich people with in door plumbing. I had travelled the world via my mom’s reading voice before I ever stepped on a school bus.
          Doctor Ben Carson says his mother would make up her own stories as she could not read but held him on her lap and just made stuff up as she turned the pages. He is head of Neuro surgery at John Hopkins?????????

          READ READ READ READ
          FOR FUCKS SAKE IT IS FREE.

  33. piper says:

    Optics must be in dumpster – he interrupting his trip to return to WH. so he can sleep in his own bed and spend time with the family.
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-going-democratic-fundraising-trifecta

  34. piper says:

    I looked at his schedule and basically he spends approx. an hour at each place doing a little schmooz then collects checks and departs. (From White House Dossier)
    2:40 pm || Attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence, New Rochelle, New York
    4:35 pm || Attneds a DNC fundraiser; private residence, Purchase, New York
    5:20 pm || Departs Westchester
    6:10 pm || Arrives Warwick, Rhode Island
    7:35 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser for House Democrats; private residence, Newport, Rhode Island
    8:50 pm || Departs Rhode Island

  35. WMCB says:

    • SHV says:

      Ben Rhodes, failed fiction writer, moved from speech writer to National Security Adviser. Ben wrote the infamous Cairo speech and apparently was the major behind the scenes advocate for the “Arab Spring.” He has been among the select few who have access to Obama.

  36. WMCB says:

    Kirsten Gillibrand still refuses to say what pol harrassed her.

  37. DeniseVB says:

    Hmmmm ? Is the “we have no strategy” a lie ? This guy thinks so…..

    http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2014/08/29/latest-big-lie-we-have-no-strategy/

  38. HELENK3 says:

    I am very proud of me. I found a gecko in the house. did not scream or panic, just got it out. hope he does not come back.

  39. Propertius says:

    Breaking news: President reveals he “has no strategy” on the economy, either.

  40. gram cracker says:

    If only “we don’t have a strategy yet” was an 11-dimensional chess move by Obama to head fake the IS barbarians into thinking the US isn’t going to annihilate their a**es. That is the type of strategy Putin, the Russian bear, is using to acquire Ukraine – deny, deny, deny. But alas, Obama is not the bear, his claims not withstanding.

  41. 1539days says:

    What the hell is up with that suit? Is he still on vacation?

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