There Never Was Any “There” There

SS Obama

SS Obama


Michael Goodwin at the NY Post:

Obama’s ship is sinking

The rising clamor over the beheading of two Americans, and rapidly sinking polls, forced President Obama to reassure the nation last week he had a plan to deal with the Islamic State. He did some of what he had to do, but only some, and so most military analysts believe the expanded airstrikes will not be a sufficient match for the size and weaponry of the terrorist army.

They miss the point. The disjointed speech wasn’t really about terrorism and launching a new war. It was about saving Obama’s presidency.

He is sinking fast and could soon pass the point of no return. In fact, it may already be too late to save the SS Obama.

The whole second term has been a string of disasters, with the toxic brew of his Obamacare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown casting doubt on the president’s stewardship. Six years into his tenure, nothing is going as promised.

Earlier on, he could have trotted out his teleprompters and turned public opinion his way, or at least stopped the damage. But the magic of his rhetoric is long gone, and not just because the public has tuned him out.

They’ve tuned him out because they’ve made up their minds about him. They no longer trust him and don’t think he’s a good leader.

[…]

That’s shocking — but not surprising. Barack Obama was not ready to be president, and still isn’t. It is a fantasy to believe he’ll master the art in his final two years.


Money quote:

Barack Obama was not ready to be president, and still isn’t.

Tell us something we don’t know.

This used to be one of my favorite topics to write about. Not favorite in the sense that I liked talking about it, but rathor favorite in the sense that I wrote about it a lot. Eventually I got tired of repeating myself.

I honestly don’t know how many posts I have written in the past six and one-half years. Thousands at least. During the first couple years I must have written several posts a week talking about how Obama was not ready to be president. Actually, it was more like “Obama will never be ready to be president.”

Not now, not then, not ever.

As the 2008 Democratic primary began I really didn’t know anything about Obama, but he began creating quite a bit of buzz so I figured that I should check him out. What I found was not negative, just underwhelming.

Obviously I noticed right away that he was black. I considered that to be a plus, but not a reason to vote for him. He was a year younger than me, which made me feel old, but that was not a strike against him.

What bothered me was his lack of accomplishment. Sure, he had Ivy League degrees from college and law school, but those things are common at that level. He said he was against the war in Iraq, but so were all the other Democrats who were running. All I saw was a first-term senator from Illinois who supposedly gave really good speeches.

There were several other Democrats running who were senators too, except none of them was a freshman like Obama. Every single one of the other candidates had more experience and more accomplishments, including Mike Gravel.

My initial impression of Obama was that he was a rising star in the Democratic Party, but he wasn’t ready for prime time just yet. I thought he might make an interesting vice presidential candidate. If he won he could gain experience and then run for president sometime in the future.

I never watched Obama’s 2004 keynote speech, nor did I hear his 2002 anti-war speech that his campaign recreated. I skipped his Iowa caucuses victory speech too. I read about them though, and I was aware that some people were really impressed.

The first time I ever sat through an Obama speech from beginning to end was his Throw Grandma Under the Bus race speech. That was also the last time I ever sat through a whole Obama speech. By the time that speech was made my opinion of Obama had solidified and hasn’t gotten any better since.

For me the first red flag was Obama’s creepy cult following. If that was the kind of people he attracted I wanted no part of him. Then there was the race card he played on Bill Clinton. They say politics ain’t beanbag, but that was about as nasty as it gets, or at least I thought so at the time.

That was about the time I began to learn more about Barack Obama. First there was the underhanded way he got Alice Palmer kicked off the ballot to win his first election. Then there was the way he voted “present” over a hundred times as a state senator. He got elected to the U.S. Senate by even sleazier methods when both of his major opponents had messy divorce records made public.

Next came the revelations about Obama’s acquaintances, including Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. As the weeks and months passed in the Spring of 2008, the more I learned about Obama, the less I liked.

In the six years since Obama was elected POTUS my opinion of him has only gotten worse. He has not learned anything or grown in the job. Meanwhile his character defects have been magnified.

It is no surprise that people now think Obama is a lousy president. What is surprising is that it took them so fucking long to figure it out.


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138 Responses to There Never Was Any “There” There

  1. The Klown says:

    After Obama was elected I remember saying that I hoped I was wrong about him because we needed a good president to deal with the problems we were facing and if he was a bad as I thought he was then we were in deep shit.

    I hate being right all the time.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I really wanted Sarah to win more than anything, BUT Obama was elected and told myself I’ll give the new kid a chance. Next thing I know he was scaring the crap out of NYC buzzing them with Air Force One, spending money like a drunken sailor (to be fair they do stop spending when they run out of money) and I was taking to the streets again by April with the new Tea Party……where I met A LOT of “former” Democrats. The Obama honeymoon ended in less than 3 months.

  2. The Klown says:

    Here is another one of my predictions: A few years from now it will be a mystery how Obama ever got elected because nobody will admit to voting for him.

    • The Klown says:

      The far left is already denouncing Obama as insufficiently liberal.

    • The Klown says:
      • Lulu says:

        “…anticipate failure at this point,” he said.” He is being protected and surrounded by a coterie of happy talkers, fabulists and perhaps crazy people. In another article describing his bullshit session with true believer “writers” before his idiotic speech he is described as snippy, angry, and going off on tangents. So which old crusty Democrats are going to draw the short straw to go tell him he has to say he has a brain tumor and go to his bargain California golf house? I nominate the ones who loose their Senate seats this November. 6 to 10 of them should be enough.

        • leslie says:

          No one will tell him. Remember his three “acquaintances” in Chicago that were murdered under mysterious circumstances? I do. One of them was a beloved choir director at a south side church.The other 2 were also murdered. All were ghey and each of them had been rumored to have some knowledge of obama. I’m not a conspiracy theory believer (well, yes, I am), but It just seems dangerous to have bad news r/t bronco and survive.

        • elliesmom says:

          There is no “Barry Goldwater” in the Democratic Party. A senior statesman who is respected by most and no longer trying to build his own personal empire. Someone who can believably put the good of the country and his party ahead of himself. All of the Democrats with senior stature are still jockeying for their own personal power. It’s also why there are so few “rising stars” under 60. When a 65 year old granny is the “new, fresh face”, you know there’s a problem. Even Bill Clinton is out of the running because Hillary is still trying to grab her piece. Jimmy Carter would be accused of trying to make Obama a worse president than he was. In a few years the Republican candidates are going to eat the Democrats for lunch. They’ve been allowed into the circle of power in ways the younger Democrats have not.

          • DeniseVB says:

            If Hillary does get the nom, the GOP needs to run Susanna Martinez or Nikki Haley, otherwise misogyny/ageism will be the new Race Card, and they’re fabulous ladies and leaders.

          • Constance says:

            I don’t see Hillary being able to win in 2016. She could have won in 2008 and Obama could have benefited from 8 years as VP. Now Hillary looks past her prime, she is too heavy, walks slow and kind of labored, her speech is kind of slow too. She just looks too old and feeble. Add to that the sexism of the Progs and I don’t think many of Obama’s people will vote for her. It’s too bad because the first woman running for President will have Benghazi (brought to you by the Obama regime), the cluster fuck of Obama care and just years of Obama antics against her since she too is a Dem as well as she has aged out of the running. I’m sure that thanks to Obama and the Dems I will not live long enough to see a woman President.

      • 49erDweet says:

        “Strategic Planning” to Barry is all about choosing which industry groups are the most greedy and gullible.

  3. votermom says:

    This post is sooo raycist!
    In fact it’s remarkable how, the longer Obama is President, the more raycist the country becomes.

    • 49erDweet says:

      VM is correct. Even some of my black friends have become raycist. . Terrible

      • Somebody says:

        Yours too 49er? That’s pretty bad if it’s happening on the west coast! My friends can be excused away as being dumb southerners. See how that works, black, white, mulatto, hispanic, if you’re a southerner you can be dismissed as dumber than dirt and your opinion doesn’t matter to the elites. It’s a whole other thing if he’s losing bay area residents, especially minority bay area residents.

        • 49erDweet says:

          That’s so true….and so bigoted, but the elite know everything so we just need to.play along, else they’ll develop a fatal dose of the ‘vapors’, and we can’t have THAT.
          My friends are being extremely careful who they open up to, though, because they have family members who “believe” and…..well, you know.

        • Constance says:

          I can’t figure out why the elitists aren’t threatened by the Scots voting on whether to break up the UK. They should be threatened, but they just don’t seem to have a clue that people don’t like them.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    About that “2002 anti-war” speech which Obama made a hefty part of his 2008 campaign. Do you know it was given at an anti-war rally which was led by Jesse Jackson. It wasn’t covered by the Chicago Tribune, but they found 14 seconds of it through a local t.v. station. This is just a snip of the article (via DU, circa 2007), but the news link provided is now “no longer available” …… >

    By John McCormick, Tribune staff reporter

    The top strategist for Sen. Barack Obama has just 14 seconds of video of what is one of the most pivotal moments of the presidential candidate’s political career.

    The video, obtained from a Chicago TV station, is of Obama’s 2002 speech in opposition to the impending Iraq invasion. But it is not of the quality or duration that would likely yield an effective campaign ad showcasing that early opposition.

    “I would kill for that,” Obama strategist David Axelrod said. “No one realized at the time that it would be a historic thing.”

    File footage aside, Obama and his campaign on Tuesday used the fifth anniversary of that speech to try to maximize the notion he demonstrated sound judgment by opposing an impending war that was then generally popular and backed by two of his leading Democratic rivals.

    In a speech in Chicago and twice again later in Iowa, Obama tried to draw a clearer distinction between himself and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who both voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq.

    “The American people weren’t just failed by a president,” the Illinois Democrat told several hundred students and others at DePaul University. “They were failed by much of Washington.”

    There’s more about this at Dkos, before they became Obots…..

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/12/17/281927/-Obama-s-2002-Speech-At-A-Chicago-Anti-War-Rally

  5. votermom says:

    The first time I ever sat through an Obama speech from beginning to end was his Throw Grandma Under the Bus race speech.

    If I were superstitious, I’d say this could be when Obama doomed his presidency. Speaking ill of his own grandma who raised him could have drawn down a curse on him. (Insert spooky music here)

  6. driguana says:

    Amen! It is amazing to me how little research people did into Obama’s past. It didn’t take much…it was all there. You only had to look for it. Not many people did. I disliked him from the beginning. Plus I personally knew some of his cronies and history form Chicago and that gave me a little more insight. I can only shake my head at this point.

    I don’t usually watch any of the Sunday talk shows but happened on an interview yesterday by some show host with a guy named Dennis McDonough….some kind of White House spokesman for Obama talking about Obama’s ISIL strategy…maybe someone can help me with the particulars. He was an absolutely condescending, disgusting human being, looking down his nose at the commentator and insisting that Obama’s plan was an absolute success. I was astounded. Every time the commentator said ISIS he would retort ISIL. Also, why does Obama keep pushing ISIL…..the Levant? The Levant as I recall covers everything from parts of Turkey to parts of Egypt and everything in between. Isn’t the terrorist conflict confined to Iraq and Syria at the moment…meaning ISIS??? Is he anticipating a much broader conflict? Or trying to rope in some of the other countries within the Levant to help him out?

    There have been lots of “last straws” for me with Obama…but this was absolutely the last one! I’ve moved from dislike to disgust on my “obamameter”!!!!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Obama’s the worst political experiment in U.S. history. It was all about that “blank slate” and flowery-hopey-changey-magical promises without any personal or professional accomplishments in his adult life. It’s been a nightmare, and that nightmare was re-elected because Romney was too rich or something.

      I know we keep re-hashing the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s of 2008, but had Hillary just hung in there and chased him down to the convention floor (like Teddy weakened Jimmy in ’80) then stayed in the Senate (or run for NY Gov), I think she would have been a viable candidate today, and a healther U.S. under Romney. Just my 2 cents, or 4 dollars in today’s economy.

    • Somebody says:

      DrIguana, I believe I heard that the reason the Obama administration insists on using the term ISIL instead of ISIS has to do basically with politics….shocker. They don’t want to use the term ISIS because it refers to Iraq and Syria and creates a gentle reminder of his declarations on Iraq…..the war is over, Iraq is fine….look how great I am. The Syria part is a reminder of the whole red line fiasco. So therefore the term ISIL is preferred, because most people have no clue what the Levant means.

      I don’t know this, but I assume perhaps it was focus grouped or something? Maybe it wasn’t and it was just an internal decision by his political hacks. The media started out calling them ISIS, but several media outlets have switched to ISIL as well……anything to help their messiah out.

    • Mary says:

      Dennis McDonough is Obama’s chief of staff in the WH.
      I’m quite surprised that they’re sending the big boys to the media—they usually send lower level communication dudes.

      • Lulu says:

        Bronco is in deep shit. Really, really deep shit. Like with all marketing created products if the public ie market turns it is all over. He was never a leader but rather a product. McDonough’s sneering is what a cornered rat does when out of options.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Research? Obama? Shirley, you jest?

  7. HELENK3 says:

    the more I read about backtrack the more I realized he would be very bad for the country. But I will never forget or forgive the democratic party for inflicting him on the country. Anyone who questioned or spoke out about the problems with him was told to shut up and follow the party line or leave the party. Many did leave the party because country always comes before party. I want to see the democratic party taken out of power and never given the chance to do to the country again what they did in 2008. Maybe a party could be created that has love of country with some of the earlier premises of the democratic party that I believed in when I voted in 1960 for JFK.
    “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”.
    I am not sure that is possible any more.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Well, well, well …. I found out the anti-war (only hatin’ on Booosh wars mind you) group’s latest major rally to be held in NYC next week ….. on the CLIMATE ! What a bunch of goofs.

    From the United For Peace and Justice email …

    “We call on all who want to preserve our planet to join the People’s Climate March in New York City onSeptember 21st, which is also the International Day of Peace, and to form a Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming Contingent.” (Click here to read and sign the Appeal to the Peace and Climate Movements.)
    Join UFPJ in New York City for the Climate Convergence, March and Assembly, September 20-22:

    They should take this dog and pony show to ISIS, wimps.

  9. Kathy says:

    Good compilation and a big ‘Me Too.’ Thin resume aside, young women jumping up and down like lemmings calling themselves ‘Obama Girls’ was a massive put off.

    • Mary says:

      Me three. And all the fainting and swooning—-oh wait, Obama says he doesn’t DO “political theater.” (snort)

  10. HELENK3 says:

    http://americanthinker.com/2014/09/obamas_good_and_bad_touch.html

    backtrack still does not “get” military protocol

  11. votermom says:

    Taylor Swift invited this whole frat to a date after this video went viral

  12. HELENK3 says:

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/66020

    the downside of slanted news reporting

  13. leslie says:

    From something I heard on Morning Joe today, Thomas Friedman wrote a piece that seemed to support bronco’s “let’s pin a note on ISIS/L and send them home”. It was kind of an, “It’s their (the ME) issue not ours, so let’s leave the resolution to them”. Why are they still insisting on backing that a$$hat ? What are they (the NYTimes, Friedman, et. al) afraid of?

    • Lulu says:

      I sort of understand the “let the Muslims sort it out” which means kill each other. But that means we cannot let ANY of them come over here while they are doing it and the Friedman’s don’t understand that. The lefties already scotched that approach with the open immigration and refugee issue (multi-culturalism !!!) as Muslims are already here in the west. So here we are and the Friendman’s are saying what should have been done 40 to 50 years ago so it is meaningless except for talkie-head shows. Just more what if we hadn’t done this ignorant stuff that I and my faux intellectual friends have pushed for decades.

  14. fif says:

    I distinctly remember him faking his way through the first debate with all the other candidates on stage. He looked like an unprepared student who was trying to pretend he belonged there. I also thought: he’s green and is just running to raise his profile. Little did we know that a massively weird phenomenon would grow to make him into something he never was, is or will be. His speeches never wowed me – they looked like recycled newsreel from studying MLK Jr., JFK & Bobby with a touch of Rev. Wright thrown in. Hollow imitations by a poseur. I never got it, and as I learned more, his arrogance, consistent dirty tactics and incompetence have only sealed in my distaste. I long for the day he goes golfing for good.

    • insanelysane says:

      HONK !
      And when all the relevant news people where proclaiming him “The Greatest Orator Ever” all I heard were the ahs and “a… a… a..” and long convoluted baloney.
      I thought we was the worst speaker ever , but, of course, to say that aloud was to show racism.

    • threewickets says:

      Honk!

    • I witnessed him extremely early before he was an actual candidate for the Democratic nomination. It was at a Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta Georgia. I was so put off by him. I knew right then and there the guy was totally fake. This was one of those rallys featuring gospel singers that Obama was touring with at the time. I had gone there for the music.
      Later on I was asked by some guy from CSpan what I thought and in anger I said he’s not a politician, he’s a preacher. He had used that dialect marker of his and rambled about how it was time to shed the chains. My comment got aired and the folks on the show laughed. I only became more angry as I saw him morph into something I didn’t recognize during the campaign. I knew whAT A fake he was and couldn’t believe people were buying it. It was simply a marketing campaign.

  15. Cynthia Ruccia says:

    welo put Klown. I’m in a semi state of despair every day thinking that we’ve got two more years of this crap. 😦 And to be honest, there are people being thrown under the bus these days who I don’t want to sit near…….adfter all, WE WERE THERE FIRST!!! “WE” meaning those of us who were canaries in the mine who were immune to O’s appeal.

  16. Cynthia Ruccia says:

    and I’m thinking that a Republican Senate and House will probably be a good thing for the country. IMO the pundits have got it all wrong that that eventuality will make things worse. Not true, and we shall see…..

  17. votermom says:

    This is a vicks vaporub sort of day for me.

    OT. Any suggestions on how to celebrate an 18th bday that is not a party (and not get a tattoo/piercing suggestions either please)

    • elliesmom says:

      Take her (him) out to lunch and to register to vote.

      • votermom says:

        I did not think of that.

        • Somebody says:

          It may sound odd, but my eldest daughter wanted to host a murder mystery dinner. She was geeky anyway and she was also in choir and drama, as were many of her friends. It was a murder mystery in a box kit, Chicago mafia themed. I made the food for an Italian themed dinner and set the table accordingly. The birthday girl took it from there, she and all of her friends dressed for their parts, LOL! My youngest and I retired to my bedroom and watched Disney movies. Somehow hosting her friends for a dinner party made my daughter and her friends feel like adults.

          My sister took a different approach, she rented a couple of suites in Las Vegas and took my niece and her friends to Vegas. They all went to dinner and a show, then my sister retired to her own room and told the girls to have fun and what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas……….I guess you could say my sister and I have different parenting styles!

      • Constance says:

        That’s a really good idea!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Awww, my baby girl is 34 today. Time flies. What em said. It will be a memorable birthday.

  18. HELENK3 says:

    male or female? female a day out shopping, just doing something fun. male tickets to a sports event. both tickets to a concert of one of their favorite musicians

  19. lyn says:

    Yep. Even after Obama’s first term, he still wasn’t ready to be president. Re-electing Bush was dumb; re-electing Obama was dumber. Not electing Romney was sheer idiocy.

  20. SHV says:

    “As the 2008 Democratic primary began I really didn’t know anything about Obama, but he began creating quite a bit of buzz so I figured that I should check him out. ”
    *******
    I didn’t know anything about Barry in 07-08 until my sister asked what I thought about Obama. I spent several weeks reading contemporaneous Chicago newspaper and mag articles, (which seem to disappear at an unusual rate from the web) and told her that he was a corrupt, sociopathic fraud. She was not happy with that opinion and became a real Obot.

    One of the things that I learned was that the Alice Palmer “thing” was a bit of a bum rap. Alice and the other candidates who were thrown off the ballot had use the typical Chicago method of getting on the ballot by petition. They got a dozen or so people around a table and passed the paper work around and sign fraudulent signatures. Barry campaign chief wasn’t from Chicago but figured out that Palmer’s and other candidate’s people had used an outdated voter registration list and the rest is history.

    • Lulu says:

      Yep. He always had fancy campaign staff heads paid for by someone else who he then owed. Axeldouche don’t come cheap and Bronco didn’t pay for him either.

    • jeffhas says:

      For me, the part about Alice Palmer that made it a character flaw for Obama, was the loyalty question:

      IIRC She was a mentor to Obama – and he was ‘gifted’ Alice’s seat as a placeholder so long as she won the bigger seat she was shooting for – once she did not win that higher office, he was supposed to stand down and wait for the next opening which would certainly come to him with his show of party loyalty and unity. He decided he could just keep the seat by getting her kicked off the ballot. Which showed neither loyalty or party unity – that’s all I needed to know about the man. I was a registered Dem for over 25 years – we work together for the good of the party even when we disagree – collectively we work together to reach a goal in the bigger picture, and this selfish a-hole tosses all of that aside for himself… Well, to hell with him, I’m not supporting a Party that not just allows this to go unchecked, but willingly supports the bastard. I can appreciate that his brazenness and rough style helped him reach his goal, but I don’t condone that style nor want any part of it.

    • DeniseVB says:

      SHV, about those disappearing Chicago articles, upthread I found part of one that I found on DU, but the link is dead now. I do remember reading about that 2002 anti-war speech was a nothingburger in local news. The Trib found 14 seconds of that speech from a tv station. What I’ve heard, the campaign created a whole new anti-war speech for the 2008 campaign. There’s plenty of transcripts online, but nothing from that actual day, local media was covering Jessie Jackson that day.

      • swanspirit says:

        I have posted this before , for some reason it has not disappeared , and is still a good read
        http://www.houstonpress.com/2008-02-28/news/barack-obama-screamed-at-me/

        t’s not quite eight in the morning and Barack Obama is on the phone screaming at me. He liked the story I wrote about him a couple weeks ago, but not this garbage.

        Months earlier, a reporter friend told me she overheard Obama call me an asshole at a political fund-raiser. Now here he is blasting me from hundreds of miles away for a story that just went online but hasn’t yet hit local newsstands.

        It’s the first time I ever heard him yell, and I’m trembling as I set down the phone. I sit frozen at my desk for several minutes, stunned.

        During his seven-year tenure in the Illinois Legislature, Obama wrote an occasional column for the Lakefront Outlook community newspaper where I worked. In 2004, during his U.S. Senate bid, I profiled Obama for the Illinois Times.
        During his seven-year tenure in the Illinois Legislature, Obama wrote an occasional column for the Lakefront Outlook community newspaper where I worked. In 2004, during his U.S. Senate bid, I profiled Obama for the Illinois Times.

        This is before Obama Girl, before the secret service detail, before he becomes a best-selling author. His book Dreams From My Father has been out of print for years.

        I often see Obama smoking cigarettes on brisk Chicago mornings in front of his condominium high-rise along Lake Michigan, or getting his hair buzzed at the corner barbershop on 53rd and Harper in his Hyde Park neighborhood.

        This is before he becomes a U.S. senator, before Oprah starts stumping for him, before he positions himself to become the country’s first black president.

        He is just a rank-and-file state senator in Illinois and I work for a string of small, scrappy newspapers there.
        _____________________

      • leslie says:

        I was at that anti-war rally and Jesse Jackson was to speak. None of us cared for him or wanted to hear him speak, but we were there to show support for the movement. There was someone who spoke – it turned out to be Obama. We were in the back of the plaza and could hardly hear him. I still don’t know what he said. None of us know. He could’ve been reciting the alphabet. He was there; so was I. Maybe I should’ve run for pResident. I couldn’t have done much worse.

  21. The Klown says:

    This story just got really good:

  22. SHV says:

    “He always had fancy campaign staff heads paid for by someone else who he then owed. ”
    *****
    That has always been one of the mysteries surrounding Obama. He is too indifferent, lazy and stupid to plot all of the nefarious shit that is attributed to him. It seems his only interests are satisfying his ego and stirring up shit to piss people off.

  23. HELENK3 says:

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/hillarys-hamptons-summer-features-hedge-fund-dems-lobbyists-and-the-democracy-alliance/

    too late now Hilary. If you had any backbone in 2008 maybe. But you did not and the country got hurt badly

  24. HELENK3 says:

    Minnesota Vikings announce Adrian Peterson is returning to the team and is expected to play Sunday – @SportsCenter
    see original on twitter.com

  25. 49erDweet says:

    On. The Courtney Fire in California began at 1:40pm Sunday near Oakhurst, CA, (my old stomping grounds) and before 9 pm had taken out 21 homes/cabins in the Sierra National Forest close to Bass Lake. Fire is still going strong. Heard from ED this morning a cabin I once stayed in lost its neighbor but is OK for now. Lots of tall pines just gutted!

  26. HELENK3 says:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/09/14/approval/

    backtrack’s base going , going soon to be gone

  27. The Klown says:

    I just became the adoptive father of three little kittens who lost their mommy.

    My mom dropped them off and told me they were my responsibility. The person who had them was moving or some such bullshit. My mom said she wasn’t gonna let them go homeless.

    She told me if I didn’t want to keep them I had to find a good home for them. I asked my mom “Why don’t you find a good home for them?”

    She said “I already did.”

  28. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-uncovers-hhs-documents-detailing-high-risk-security-problems-obamacare-internet-site/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=091514

    judicial watch uncovers HHS documents detailing high risk security problems in obamacare webside.

    how much taxpayer money has gone to make documents disappear in the last 6 years?

  29. John Denney says:

    Obama lost me when he told Joe the Carpenter, “Well, you know, we need to, uh, spread the wealth around.”

    “the wealth” actually meaning, “your wealth”.

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, I always think of Joe when ‘Bam steps in it. Probably why BO has such tight press control now….never forget 🙂

    • The Klown says:

      Like a lot of booshwazzy liberals/socialists Obama has some inconsistent and mutually exclusive ideas about the way things ought to be. If he was 30 years younger he would have been one of the spoiled rich kids of OWS protesting the 1% while trying to join them.

  30. 49erDweet says:

    My honey just found this posted on Freecycle. What’s wrong?

    ” Subject: [MSFree] OFFER: Baby/Pet Gate (Pacific Grove)
    This is a black child/pet gate.  It is made by Dreambaby and is about 4 years old but in good condition and in working order.
    Its dimensions are:
    30″ wide x 30″ high
    The gate has adjustable pads on each side to fit most doorways and comes with 2 extenders (4″ each) that can be attached to the door frame for a wider opening.
    Pick up in Pacific Grove.”

    See? It’s everywhere.

  31. HELENK3 says:

    WATCH MEGAN KELLY TONIGHT.

    woman sentenced to death for her Christian faith interview

    • DeniseVB says:

      I posted that on TCH’s FB page !

      • DeniseVB says:

        OMG! That optic worked here? Very cool. Come *like* our TCH FB page !

        Sidebar funny story, FB keeps telling me “if I send them $40, they’d guarantee me 2600 more *likes*. No thanks, this is family.

        • 49erDweet says:

          It’s called “boosting”. I use it for our neighborhood watch page at $5 a pop. It usually brings us up to 2000 more reads from people interested in our neighborhood. It’s the second reason we are the least crime infested area in our city.

  32. The Klown says:
    • lyn says:

      That’s a good read in the hit-me-over-the head vein.

    • I have to get up early just to read all the links everybody includes in their postings. Its one of the reasons I come here and think this is the best website. Thanks ya’ll for covering what the news deems not fit to cover.

    • leslie says:

      Wow. Thank you for linking to this. It was inspiring and I found myself experiencing nearly every emotion disgust, amazement, anger, validation while reading this piece. What a true observation, and one which I’ll save because I could never, ever be able to duplicate.

      “Generations from now,” he proclaimed, “we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.” Italics mine; grandiloquent prophecy his.”

      Just made me smirk. And think about sending the essay to my BIL who is a fine writer and also an Obot as are so many of my intellectual superiors.
      Of course the last paragraph really left me feeling sad:

      Obama’s speedy fall from godhood since his election has been encouraging, perhaps a sign of America’s traditional reluctance to embrace a Great Leader. But it’s far too early in his administration to assume that the fall will be permanent. Radical environmentalism, moreover, will surely be around long after Obama has left the White House. And the threat of other charismatic leaders will remain as well—a troubling lesson that we can learn from no less a religious authority than the Bible. A nation that bends the knee once, as the book of Judges bleakly demonstrates, is all too likely to bend it again.

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