President Obama redefines lying

At American Power, Donald Douglas links this piece at the Wall Street Journal and makes this observation about the “apology”

He didn’t really apologize, actually. It’s more like he feels sorry that people got screwed, not that he’s sorry for actually screwing people. It’s a few huge difference and people have noticed.

No, he did not apologize, he is, once again, refusing to step up and take any responsibility for the harm his “signature” legislation is causing. Consider this from the WSJ

The president’s comments marked a departure from his previous defense of the law and his oft-repeated vow that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Before Thursday, he had stood by his words, while adding some caveats. He had argued that the small percentage of people forced to buy new coverage would find more comprehensive plans in the new marketplace.

About 15.4 million people—about 5% of the population—are covered by individual health plans. Industry experts have said many of them will see their policies terminated by the end of the year as insurers switch to plans that comply with the health law.

Mr. Obama repeated Thursday that only a small percentage of Americans were seeing their plans canceled, but he acknowledged it was “scary” for those people and conceded the law was responsible for their situation. “Obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law,” he said. “That’s something that we’re going to do everything we can to get fixed.”

That is a bald-faced lie and nothing more. Obama KNEW, that the HHS regulations would so narrowly define the grandfather clause in Obamacare that any change, no matter how minute, in existing insurance policies would make those policies illegal. He knew this, yet he continued to lie, and continued to lie, even after NBC News and others exposed the lie. This “apology” is as phony as it gets. Obama could have “fixed” this by not allowing the HHS to over regulate the grandfather clause. Sorry but this is nothing more than Obama going back into campaign mode. 

 

Liberals never learn, example #488

It seems that every year, a group of Liberals try to get sponsors of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show to bail on him, thus shutting rush up. The Left engages in such tactics  because they are tolerant, open-minded folks who love freedom of speech, except when they disagree with the speech. Call it the Hush Rush Campaign. This campaign seems to never end, and it seems to fall flat on its face each time. This annual failure must peeve the Left pretty badly. If for no other reason than they are often successful in such tactics. Ah, but, as Stacy McCain notes, Rush is different. He is so popular that his advertisers know they will lose more costumers by leaving Rush’s show, than by staying with him. And that has to hit the Left hard, really hard. Just ask Matt Edelstein

On Thursday, Professor William Jacobson called attention to evidence that the “Stop Rush” boycott campaign has failed. Meanwhile, one of the leaders of the “Stop Rush” campaign, Matt “Shoq” Edelstein, had his lawyer send a cease-and-desist letter to his ex-girlfriend, who had been saying some unflattering things about Shoq.

Shorter @Shoq: The First Rule of Dating Matt Edelstein Is, Nobody Talks About Dating Matt Edelstein http://www.virtualdaze.com/2013/06/06/leave-me-alone-shoq/ …

Why is Rush so popular? Because he says it like it is

 

 

Of course if anyone was ever an expert on NOT being funny it would be Jerry Lewis

The NEXT funny thing Lewis does will be the first

Asked who his favorite female comics were Thursday at a Cannes Film Festival press conference, Jerry Lewis listed Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds. He then added: “I don’t have any.”

In 1998, Lewis famously said that watching women do comedy “sets me back a bit” and that he has trouble with the notion of would-be mothers as comedians.

Asked Thursday if he had changed his mind at all because of performers like Melissa McCarthy and Sarah Silverman, the 87-year-old Lewis said of women performing broad comedy: “I can’t see women doing that. It bothers me.”

Just as a kicker, here is my all time list of NON funny people. No certain order, except to say Jerry Lewis IS the least funny human being in history.

Whoopi Goldberg 

Bobcat Goldthwait. Because scumbags, especially ones with grating voices, are just not funny

Will Ferrell. OK, he is funny for about two minutes, after that he is just obnoxious

John C Reilly 

Steve Carell. Who decided this guy is funny?

Sarah Silverman because being a trash mouthed scumbag is just not fuuny

Kathy Griffin See above

Richard Lewis

Paula Poundstone

Head of ICE union: Immigration bill will put public safety at risk

I have no doubt it will be another disaster. I am not shocked at all that law enforcement is against it 

The leader of an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement union on Thursday called on lawmakers to vote down the Gang of Eight’s sweeping immigration proposal, warning that the new legislation would make the country more dangerous if implemented into law.

“This bill will put the public safety at risk without doubt,” ICE agent Chris Crane, the president of the National ICE Council, said during a press conference in the Russell Senate Office Building.

There is no way this is a good bill in my view, the first problem? It is 844 pages long. NO bill ever needs to be anywhere near that long. The ones supporting this bill do not even know everything in it. Any bill that long is bound to be full of waste, pork, and tons of red tape. Second it does not do what any reasonable immigration bill would do. It does NOT secure the border FIRST! Third, it comes from many of the same folks who have not enforced existing law. Finally, anything sponsored by Chuck Schummer is likely not a good idea. 

 

 

 

Just call Roland Martin Race Baitin’ Roland from now on

CNN will not give his own show, and of course, that makes CNN RAAAAACIST!

Via Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard:

Roland Martin on Thursday blamed racism for his inability to get his own show at CNN.

“You have largely white male executives who are not necessarily enamored with the idea of having strong, confident minorities, who say, ‘You know, I can do this,’” he told HuffPostLive.

“I am simply saying ‘give folks a shot,” he added. “We deliver, but we never get the big piece, the larger salary, to be able to get from here to there.”

Guess what Roland, life sucks sometimes. Do you have any idea how many people do not get positive things, like promotions, or their own shows even though they richly deserve them? Wanna bet that those folks come in all colors? What is sad here is that you believe, or have been brainwashed by the Left to believe that every negative you experience is due to  RAAAAACISM.

By the way Roland your act is better suited for MSNBS anyway. You might be able to co-host with Toure, who cannot order a cheeseburger without seeing something racist in the experience. Then, maybe you will get your own gig, I will even name the show for you Roland. I think this would fit right into the MSNBS  agenda. How about Race Baiting with Roland Martin

 

The Other McCain: face it, some people just need to get tasered!

Some people are just stupid, and sometimes they get what they deserve

What led to this dispute at an Atlanta mini-mall in January, I don’t know. This video went viral and already has more than 2 million views. By the time the security guard’s camera starts rolling, two obstreporous women are hurling the “n-word” and various obscene slurs at the guard, who repeatedly warns them to leave. Finally, after one of the women physically assaults the guard, he zaps her with the taser:

As you watch the video, notice that the guard kept trying to go back inside the mall, but returned to the entrance because these women — and their ill-mannered children — continued causing a ruckus on the sidewalk. The guard was simply trying to keep the peace, and these women wouldn’t let him. 

And of course, given our backasswards values, the guy who did the right thing is in trouble

From Christian Moore and Mike Morris of the Atlanta Constitution, the shocking sequel:

The security guard who became an internet sensation after posting videos of himself fighting crime at downtown’s Metro Mall was arrested late Thursday afternoon and charged with battery.
Atlanta police officers were called to the mall near the Five Points MARTA station after Darien Long, 45, allegedly tackled a patron to the ground unprovoked. . . .
It’s been a tough week for the vigilante guard, who, before his arrest, learned he was fired, effective at month’s end.
“The party line is that they can’t afford me,” said Long, the onsite manager of the mall who became a hero to many for his no-nonsense approach to dealing with criminals. “But it’s not like I make much money.” . . .
Long will be missed by merchants including Francisca Shokane, who owns a hair salon in the mall.
“Before they hired Darien, they used to rob our customers and snatch pursues,” Shokane told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Now it is much better and safer. They don’t come in here and bother us anymore.”
Metro Mall management could not be reached for comment.

So sad.

 

*VIDEOS* CPAC 2013 Highlights: Day 1 – Thursday (03/14/13)


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