Oh how I miss THIS kind of humor from our leader

Hey Obama — listen up…..this is what humor looks like.  So shed the thin skin and narcissistic self-centeredness and try a little humor sometime.

We all know how George Bush was masterful at self-deprecating humor and great funny moments with the Press Club.

Now Sarah Palin exhibits the humor that is missing from the current administration.   She is comfortable in her skin — just as President Bush was — and is able to pull off such great humor lines.

According to reports, Palin was able to poke fun at herself, the politicians in the room, Obama, Democrats, Joe Biden, and the McCain campaign.

Try these on for size….Sarah Palin speaking at the winter dinner of the Gridiron Club, an organization of Washington-based journalists:

  • As for the president, Palin joked that she was looking at a magazine cover of Obama and Chinese president Hu Jinato during an airplane flight. A nearby passenger stated, “Hu’s the Communist,” she related.  And, Palin said, “I thought he was asking a question.”
  • “Sometimes you got to trust your instincts, and if you don’t, you end up in a place like this,” said the former GOP vice presidential candidate.
  • Sarah Palin poked fun at herself in a speech to journalists Saturday night, drawing laughter when she announced she “came down from my hotel room and I could see the Russian embassy.”
  • The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate also joked that she had originally thought of titling her book “How To Look Like a Million Bucks, for Only $150,000” before settling on “Going Rogue.”
  • If the election had turned out differently, she said, “I could be the one overseeing the signing of bailout checks and vice president Biden could be on the road selling his book, ‘Going Rogaine.'” Biden has sparse hair.
  • As for her hosts, she said she was glad to be appearing before an elite audience of leading intellectuals, “or as I like to call it, a death panel.”
  • McCain’s campaign staff also came in for a barb from the former Alaska governor when she said she is touring the country by bus as she sells her book.  “The view is so much better from inside the bus than under it,” she said, referring to the poisonous relations between her and some of the McCain campaign staff.
  • Focusing on criticism she has received from Steve Schmidt, a senior strategist in McCain’s presidential campaign, she said, “If I need a bald campaign manager I guess I’m left with James Carville,” a Democrat.

Obama are you taking notes?

(H/T: Michelle Malkin and Politico)

UPDATE:  Thanks for the link from A Conservative Teacher!


Another Senator (John McCain) questions just whose side Obama is on

A couple of weeks ago after Obama’s Cairo speech flush with apologies for America and coddling of the radical Muslim world, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) indcated he didn’t know which side Obama is on.

This time it is Iran’s mullah thugocracy and violent suppression of Iran’s people vs. Freedom/Democracy/rights of Iranian people.

And this time it is John McCain (R-AZ) that has insinuated which side Obama really SEEMS to be on.  From Gateway Pundit:

The Huffington Post interviewed Senator McCain today:

McCain wouldn’t say which side of the struggle he thought Obama was on.

“Between Ahmadinejad and the reformers, do you think there’s any doubt what side President Obama is on?” McCain (R-Ariz.) was asked by the Huffington Post. “What would be the advantage…?”

“I know what side I’m on,” McCain cut in. “I’m on the side of the people. I’m not on Ahmadinejad’s side or Mousavi. I’m on the side of the Iranian people and I’m on the right side of history. And I’m not going to walk on the other side of the street while people are being killed and beaten in the streets of Iran.”

McCain said Obama’s reaction wasn’t equal to the situation. “We can’t sit by and watch a film clip on television of a young woman bleeding to death and say that we’re worried about the Iranian reaction or our ability to negotiate with them. We have to stand up for those people,” he said.

I’ve been on vacation, but there has been much news made about Obama’s decision to vote “present” on this whole situation until he was forced to make a (slightly) stronger comment against the Iranian regime….Obama’s waiting to see if “Iran chooses a path that abides by international norms and principles.”

These folks  and their friends and families would be the first to let Obama know that a path has been chosen by the Iranian regime and it is does not include any “international norms and principles”—

Iranian protesters, including women, being beaten on the streets of Iran 6-24-09

Martyr and symbol of the uprising against the regime and for freedom, Neda Agha Soltan:

neda Iranina proterst shot dead 6-2009 AFP
I agree with McCain….

If Obama can not see what is happening and CLEARLY AND CONCISELY condemn the suppression of freedom and murder of Iranian people by its dictatorship government AND STAND UP FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY—- then it appears that Obama stands somewhere near the side of  the mullah dictatorship and supports murder of  Iranian citizens, or at the very least, he does not believe strongly enough (or at all) in freedom that he cares to speak up for it when and wherever he can.

Of course, as the Leftists will argue, no one is asking Obama to invade of bomb Iran…just to clearly condemn the regime and stand up strongly for freedom.  You know, stop offering weinie roasts to Iranian leadership and give up the idea that talking, or writing letters, to these people really does much of anything but feed into Obama’s fantasy of his Messianic touch.

That fact that Obama has not clearly condemned the regime nor strongly stood for freedom in the Iran tragedy…should worry us all here at home.

To Harry Reid and Democrats – Is this what losing looks like?

A great view of just how well the surge worked.  I hope Mr. Harry “We’ve lost this War” Reid gets a copy of this video.

And let’s pray that Obama doesn’t turn the victory of GEORGE BUSH and the US MILITARY  into defeat.  

See the contrast of BEFORE and AFTER the surge:

From HotAir.com:

A bridal shop? A pool hall? I seem to recall the doom-and-gloom predictions of the war’s critics insisting that Iraq would turn into an Islamist theocracy. That doesn’t square with the image of nighttime commerce in the kinds of pastimes that would blow a Taliban aneurysm.

The surge worked.  Glenn Reynolds heard the same verdict from Michael Yon earlier today:

“There’s nothing going on. I’m with the 10th Mountain Division, and about half of the guys I’m with haven’t fired their weapons on this tour and they’ve been here eight months. And the place we’re at, South Baghdad, used to be one of the worst places in Iraq. And now there’s nothing going on. I’ve been walking my feet off and haven’t seen anything. I’ve been asking Iraqis, ‘do you think the violence will kick up again,’ but even the Iraqi journalists are sounding optimistic now and they’re usually dour.” There’s a little bit of violence here and there, but nothing that’s a threat to the general situation. Plus, not only the Iraqi Army, but even the National Police are well thought of by the populace. Training from U.S. toops has paid off, he says, in building a rapport.

Yon warned a couple of years ago that Iraq was being lost, thanks to a feckless American war strategy, so he’s not exactly Pollyanna

From Ace of Spades, what John McCain (and, I believe, George W. Bush) should say to Obama and the surrender side of the aisle:

He should have said: “The surge worked, and thanks to the strategy I advocated and you opposed, we’ll most likely have the bulk of our fighting forces out of Iraq well ahead of your timetable — and in noble victory, rather than catastrophic defeat. So for those of you who want this war to end, I have only two words: You’re welcome.

Similiarly from Rand Simberg  :

“No thanks to the Democrats, including Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who tried to keep it from happening. I see that they still can’t bring themselves to utter the word ‘win’ with respect to the war. They continue to talk about ‘ending’ it. Well, it looks like George Bush did that for them, and he won it as well.”

A HUGE thank you to our troops and the leader who believed in them, George W. Bush!

Two examples of the Left’s “Unity” and “Tolerance”

The left is always touting how they are on the side of tolerance, flush with calls for Kumbaya unity with the very same people they have trashed for the last 8 years…all because Obamunity has been elected.

Want a couple of examples of that peace, love and Kumbaya?  Just in the last few days we have a seemingly benign, but effective, example and a potentially dangerous example.

Chicago Tribune)

(Pic: Chicago Tribune)

The very effective example comes to us courtesy of Catherine Vogt, a 14-year old 8th grader in  Chicago.  From Chicago Tribune (H/T: Michelle Malkin):

She noticed that fellow students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama for president. His campaign kept preaching “inclusion,” and she decided to see how included she could be.

So just before the election, Catherine consulted with her history teacher, then bravely wore a unique T-shirt to school and recorded the comments of teachers and students in her journal. The T-shirt bore the simple yet quite subversive words drawn with a red marker:  “McCain Girl.”…

….Immediately, Catherine learned she was stupid for wearing a shirt with Republican John McCain’s name. Not merely stupid. Very stupid.

People were upset. But they started saying things, calling me very stupid, telling me my shirt was stupid and I shouldn’t be wearing it,” Catherine said.

Then it got worse.

“One person told me to go die. It was a lot of dying. A lot of comments about how I should be killed,” Catherine said, of the tolerance in Oak Park.

But students weren’t the only ones surprised that she wore a shirt supporting McCain.

“In one class, I had one teacher say she will not judge me for my choice, but that she was surprised that I supported McCain,” Catherine said….

He said, ‘You should be crucifixed.’ It was kind of funny because, I was like, don’t you mean ‘crucified?’ ” Catherine said.

Other entries in her notebook involved suggestions by classmates that she be “burned with her shirt on” for “being a filthy-rich Republican.”

Some said that because she supported McCain, by extension she supported a plan by deranged skinheads to kill Obama before the election. And I thought such politicized logic was confined to American newsrooms. Yet Catherine refused to argue with her peers. She didn’t want to jeopardize her experiment….

……That’s when you know America is truly supportive of diversity of opinion, when children must whisper for fear of being ostracized, heckled and crucifixed…..

…..The next day, in part 2 of The Brave Catherine Vogt Experiment, she wore another T-shirt, this one with “Obama Girl” written in blue. And an amazing thing happened.

Catherine wasn’t very stupid anymore. She grew brains.

“People liked my shirt. They said things like my brain had come back, and I had put the right shirt on today,” Catherine said…

…and she turned her journal into a report for her history teacher, earning Catherine extra credit. We asked the teacher, Norma Cassin-Pountney, whether it was ironic that Catherine would be subject to such intolerance from pro-Obama supporters in a community that prides itself on its liberal outlook.

Second example?   Now for the immature, imbecilic nature of the radical, homosexual Left….I wonder when their antics will warrant charges of HATE crime? 

Oh, silly me…I forgot….that crime is meant only for those who look at a homosexual the wrong way lest they get their pantyhose in a wad…..homosexuals who act like Bill Ayers in drag are just exercising their rights to “free speech”, I guess…

Message to those inciting violence….Grow up…you are not helping your cause.


Churches Threatened (“Burn the F&*%ing churches”)

Powder mailed to Morman churches

Ahhh…..the sounds of tolerance in the morning!

The Fat Lady has sung….

The Fat Lady has sung and she’s singing anthems to the Obamessiah….

With the loss of Ohio, there is no reasonably logical way for McCain to win even if he wins the other tight red states (as of this writing).

I am disappointed, but not surprised after following so many polls these past few weeks……

I do have a sense of disbelief that our country has veered so far left as to elect a Marxist, Socialist radical who calls Ayers and Wright his friends and mentors.  It is, frankly, unbelievable and disheartening.

Just remember, especially those of you who voted for Obama, that he does plan to raise taxes on all, he plans to end the American dream at somewhere between $120K and $250K; his tax plans will encourage mediocrity and laziness and encourage those who get welfare (at our expense) to vote for him again; he will screw up the gains in Iraq; he plans to TAKE your 401K; he plans to nominate to SCOTUS those who believe the Constitution is negative and needs to be overhauled; he will see to it that abortions are easier to get and that babies aborted alive will be forced to die anyway; he will come for your guns; he will silence talk radio; and he will RULE with a style of Chicago politics…he proved that in his campaign.

My optimistic side says we will survive such a nasty America-hating President and Democrat leaders….my negative side says my kids will not have the privilege of knowing the America that I and my parents have.

In the meantime, I am sick of this election, sick that Governor Palin will not be VP Palin and I suppose Republicans will all now go and lick their wounds….and hopefully nominate a REAL conservative to represent us next time.

Speaking of Republicans…we are the only hope now for preserving our Constitution, our Rights of Free Speech, Bearing Arms and others; and our economic system of Capitalism…

…so sleep well tonight and be ready to fight this radical man, his minions, and Democrat cohorts tomorrow.

Stark Contrast: Obama’s arrogance vs. McCain’s sacrifice and humility

I am including below a part of a post I did back in August.  In the interest of election day tomorrow, it can never be said too many times how much character, honesty, and sacrifice matter in this election….there are STARK contrasts between Obama and McCain….please read….it is one more important data point in why you should vote for McCain:

“Why am I Here?” (McCain) vs. “We (I) are the ones we’ve been waiting for” (Obama)

The Chicago Tribune, of all publications, has an interesting story on John McCain’s faith and how it helped him through his ordeal of multiple years of captivity under the guard of Vietnamese captors.

A sample from the article:

In an extended interview, McCain talked about how his faith was tested during his years as a prisoner of war from 1967 to 1973, said God must have had a plan for him to have kept him alive, and reminisced about his appointment as informal chaplain to his cellmates.

There were many times I didn’t pray for another day and I didn’t pray for another hour — I prayed for another minute to keep going,” said McCain, who was brought up Episcopalian but now worships at North Phoenix Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist church. “There’s no doubt that my faith was strengthened and reinforced and tested, because sometimes you have a tendency to say, ‘Why am I here?’ “

This is information we haven’t heard splattered across the reports from the Main Stream Media….maybe partially because McCain is somewhat to himself on this subject, but mostly because Obama and his empty ideas and staged persona are the talking points of the day for most in the MSM…..but I am guilty of digressing again.

But think about….John McCain has the faith to continue asking “Why am I here?”, while Barack “The Second Coming” Obama says he is “What we have been waiting for”! 

Which example of self-knowledge most exemplifies faith and which is an ego-driven attitude devoid of faith?

Read the article…it has great insight into the faith held by McCain and his fellow prisoners during what most people could never imagine enduring.  While you are reading, contrast McCain’s viewpoint on faith and his purpose in life with Obama’s church and the views Obama gained from it.

The contrast is stark and is very well exemplified in these two very different views of a most “beautiful experience”:

McCain from the Chicago Trib article:

McCain also recalls a Christmas service he orchestrated. A week before the holiday, McCain’s guards let him out of his cell and gave him a pencil, a piece of paper and a King James Bible. He copied sections of Matthew, Mark and John describing the birth of Christ so he could read them aloud while other POWs sang “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “Silent Night.”

“I recall it as if it happened an hour ago,” said McCain, sitting in a chair in a suite overlooking the Susquehanna River near the end of a day. “It was cold, the guards were looking through the windows at us, the room was dimly lit because of the light bulbs [that] were in each corner. These guys had beautiful voices, I’m telling you. One was a bass, one was a tenor. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I ever had.”

From Obama,  what seems to be one of Obama’s few sincere moments in life.  I referenced this in an earlier piece.  The original piece is by the liberal and slobbering-over-Obama Kristof at the New York Times:

He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.  (What liberal hogwash!)

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

Statement in Italics added by me!

If only each and every voter would think about and study the contrast inherent in these two views….. I think they would come down on the side of the one who lived faith when it was all he had versus the little Jakarta street kid who feigns Christianity while living something 180 degrees from it.

Other great references on Obama’s faith and Islam:

Barack Hussien Obama: “I will stand with [the Muslims] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction

Christians should forgive Obama, a voter shouldn’t

Charen: Top Ten Reasons to Vote for McCain/Palin

Top Ten Reasons to Vote for McCain/Palin
A last-minute roundup.

by Mona Charen

10.) John McCain is much, much funnier than Barack Obama. But then, almost everyone is.

9.) John McCain is a passionate patriot who has always been, and will always be, guided by what he thinks is best for America. He can trace his ancestry back to an officer on Gen. George Washington’s staff and his family has served the nation nobly in war and peace ever since. McCain believes in winning wars.

8.) McCain’s intimate familiarity with military matters also makes him less biddable by the armed services. He was able, when most others (most notably his opponent) were not, to see that a change of strategy in Iraq — not a retreat — was needed. He brings an informed skepticism to military procurement requests as well.

7.) As he told Rick Warren, McCain believes that there is evil in the world and that it must be confronted. While Mrs. Obama and many others seem to think that our enemies will purr like kittens once we inaugurate a black man with an Islamic middle name, that is dangerous fantasy. When asked for an example of evil, McCain mentioned al-Qaeda putting explosive vests on two mentally impaired girls and blowing them up by remote control in an Iraqi marketplace. Obama, whose turn of mind is different, cautioned that the problem is sometimes us: “… a lot of evil has been perpetrated based on the claim that we were trying to confront evil.”

6.) McCain may not be a Ph.D. economist, but he understands that raising taxes and adopting protectionist trade policies will deepen and prolong this recession. Nor would he permit Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to push through the “card check” law — a union-backed measure that would reverse 73 years of labor law in this country by scuttling the secret ballot in union elections. Even George McGovern has denounced this job-killing, freedom-smothering law that Obama supports. Greater unionization will translate into lost productivity, inflationary pressure, and fewer jobs.

5.) John McCain will try to protect the unborn. Barack Obama is the most radical pro-abortion candidate ever to win a presidential nomination. Obama has promised to back the Freedom of Choice Act as his first presidential act, which would invalidate all restrictions on abortion at any stage of gestation — and even in cases where babies are born alive after an attempted abortion.

4.) McCain will employ diplomacy, not worship it. Obama is deluded about the power of “talks.” In 2007, he proposed, regarding Iran’s nuclear program: “if we are meeting with them, talking to them, and offering them both carrots and sticks, they are more likely to change their behavior.”

3.) John McCain has said that his models for good judicial picks are John Roberts and Samuel Alito. Senator Obama will pick Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich (just kidding, but his choices won’t be far off).

2.) McCain’s health-care proposal will improve the world’s best health-care delivery system. He proposes to reform the most distorting aspect of our current system (the tax break for employers) and give the tax break to individuals instead. It is McCain’s proposal, not Obama’s, that will give individuals the choice to stay with the plan they have or take the tax credit and shop around (in a market enlarged by permitting interstate insurance). Obama’s plan, by contrast, is a key first step to achieving his oft-repeated preference for a single-payer system like Canada’s. By forcing employers to provide certain (as yet unspecified) benefits or pay a tax (“play or pay”), Obama’s plan will encourage employers to dump more and more people into a government-run health-insurance system like Medicare. Word to the wise: In Canada, they are seeking to reduce wait times for care. One province reported waits of 26 weeks for hip replacements, and others are trying to ensure (without success) that cancer patients are treated within four weeks of diagnosis.

1.) The financial crisis and looming recession, combined with President Bush’s low approval ratings, have set the stage for this election to be a pivot point in American history. If Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats control large majorities in the House and Senate, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate will move the country decisively in the direction of dying Europe — low productivity, high joblessness, low birth rates, high taxes, and limp foreign policies. The triumvirate will do this at a time when a vibrant America is more necessary than ever — with Iran seeking nuclear weapons, Pakistan teetering, al-Qaeda regrouping, China and Russia telegraphing hostility, and Iraq just barely emerging into the sunshine. This election has become about far more than John McCain versus Barack Obama; it has become about whether the United States will remain the champion of freedom — economic and political — or whether we will join the queue of formerly great nations now struggling to pay for all the social welfare “benefits” their aging and lazy populations demand.