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Obama’s Head is Where?

More tough talk today from junior birdman, Barky O’Bama. Maybe we should concede that he is an aspiring Irish comedian–a congenial guy who tells great stories that make people laugh, but has zero heft. Leave it to cartoonist Michael Ramirez to eviscerate him for his foolishness:

I suppose it is appropriate that Obama is in Rome today. He is certainly doing a good impression of Emperor Nero, who fiddled away on self-indulgence while Rome burned.

Meanwhile, in a tacit admission that Russia holds the upper hand, the US allowed its astronaut to blast off in a Russian spacecraft yesterday:

The crew of two Russians and an American has successfully blasted off into space. Despite the diplomatic skirmish on the ground, the greatest problems faced by the international Soyuz team are dozens of experiments to be done – and missing loved ones.

The spacecraft with its Russian-American crew on board that earlier blasted off into space has successfully performed two maneuvers to enter a new trajectory of docking with the ISS after a glitch during the first attempt.

So, if Russia is just a backward, weak country pretending to be a Super Power, then why in the hell are we dependent on them for a ride to the International Space Station. We are the ones behaving like a 14 year old boy who needs Mom to drive him to the school dance. Not exactly the image of a potent, suave operator. Right?

  • Valentine Bonnaire

    I’ve been doing so much research on WW2 Larry and the gang. As children of the Cold war, We were never really taught about what happened to Rus? Well, it was brutal. I mean, there are videos of how they fought Hitler. You can even see old Pathe footage — I don’t see Putin as a bad guy or as a Hitler. He was born into a shelled out Leningrad, people were starving. The things the Russians went through? I mean… it’s just. There is a movie in there on the Ukraine area. They had it the worst. Anyway, something else — it’s off topic but this whole Cold War. This is something we all need to see and hopefully stop, soon. I’ve been thinking so much of Pres. Kennedy — childhood — his speeches. Have the best weekend all. Try not to cry. I did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY

  • Valentine Bonnaire
  • samb1

    OFF TOPIC -
    Martini friday-
    Have a good weekend-
    Roy Orbison – I Drove All Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRPgA_QwTlw

  • piattq

    Putin calls O. WH make a big deal about Putin calling the O instead of the other way around—O calling Putin. The Russian take on the call is that Putin called O to tell him how he is getting pressure from inside Ukraine over the irresponsible acts of the protestors who through out Yakonovich. Sounds to me like Putin called O to tell him why Putin is planning to move into Ukraine. I thought Kissinger actually had the best take on this—that the US/EU strategy ought to be to make Ukraine a bridge between Russia and the West that recognizes the long Russian history but not a theater for East/West competition. Probably too late for that. Should have been what we were doing for the last couple of decades.

    • S7teen70six

      They were terrified to learn that Putin had a phone too.

    • KlugerRD

      You have it all wrong. Given how little Obama knows about this situation you have to wonder what could possibly have been discussed for so long.

      I happen to know that the discussion was about, like Syria, having Putin help Obama out of this fix so he didn’t have to work hard.

      Apparently Putin wanted something for not going further than Crimea, so Obama offered up the Internet.

      But Putin upped the ante, moved tanks and troops to the Ukraine border, and now wants more in return.

      So they are currently working out a deal to give Alaska back to the Russians. It works for Obama who will no longer have to be bothered with those pesky issues about oil from there and for Putin he can certainly use that oil to bolster his country’s energy industry. And, after all, like Crimea Alaska was originally Russian.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26787051

    per backtrack– Russia must pull back troops from Ukraine border

    • KlugerRD

      Putin: “No Barack – not today. But how about I take your lunch money?”

  • HELENK2

    http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/formerlywithhelddocuments.html

    Clinton Library releases more documents.

    looks like some interesting stuff

    • DianaLC

      History students could grow old and die reading through things like this. But, yes, they would probably find lots of interesting things.

      • jbjd

        Dibs on which public papers are fully disclosed first, these with respect to Ms. Clinton; or emails to and from Ms. Lerner, at the IRS.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/patrick-j-buchanan/behind-russian-rage

    a look at the Crimea situation from ‘Putin”s point of view.

    do not have to agree, but how many in America really understand why Putin went into Crimea

    PS
    at the rate this country is going under backtrack, we may be part of Mexico and South America someday

    • DianaLC

      This makes LJ’s points about the situation even more clear It’s a very good read.

    • KlugerRD

      Most do not and most of the media do not – - – or they do and choose to, once again, deceive their audience.

  • HELENK2
    • DianaLC

      I feel bad for the Chinese people living with this sort of thing as a normal occurrence most likely. However, it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving tourist.

  • HELENK2
    • binky354

      I know I’ll get beat up over this, but it bothers me that the male guard was killed rushing to save the female sailor that was overpowered and had her gun taken away from her. I’m not sold on this idea of females in the military being in combat positions.

      • DianaLC

        I think every situation is different. I think of the female officer during the Ft. Hood massacre as a counter example.

        • HELENK2

          agree

        • binky354

          You’re right, of course. I’m very conflicted over this. So many tv shows and movies now depict women as Superwoman, and it’s disturbing to me because we as a whole are not as strong physically as men. We have our strengths, but as a gender of the human race we are not as a whole physically stronger than men. Why was the female soldier overcome by the male attacker, was it because the male attacker was physically stronger? If so, the male guard was killed protecting her. My second cousin was a barrier breaker, she was a Navy Wave, mechanic no less, and earned a couple of pages in a book on the history of women in the Navy, I’m very proud of her and her contribution. But in a combat fight, I doubt she would claim she could physically overcome a male attacker and I doubt she would have thought women should be in combat positions. But that’s just me. And, as I said, I’m conflicted.

          • DianaLC

            I am also conflicted, as I am definitely one of those women with little in the way of physical strength. I have endurance and can out walk men and keep on my feet and keep going with few stops and less requirement for water and nutrition. However in a fight, I would probably go down very fast. My eyes have never been good enough to be a pilot or someone to trust with a gun.
            I think the women need to be honest with themselves about their abilities and not enter a career they are not physically fit for.
            On a final note, at my small country junior high, several of the girls in the class above mine and in the class below mine, were picked for teams before many of the boys. (My class was full of little girls.) So I do know that there are women out there who are people one could trust in any sort of fight.

  • S7teen70six

    The US Congress bails out Ukraine while Detroit lies in ruin.

    • Dave L.

      It would not do any good to bail out Detroit, the tax base is totally gone and the idiots running the city would steal the money as they have done in the past !!

      • S7teen70six

        And it will do some good to bail out Ukraine?

  • HELENK2

    just watched a documentary about the WASPs of WW2. these woman ferried
    every kind of military plane flown at that time. The never got any
    recognition and got mostly a hard time from congress and some of the
    military. the got no veteran benefits until 35 years after the war. no
    formal recognition for over 60 years after the war.

    the women are true feminists and many young woman of today could learn from them

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBY7cGZ54D0

    • NightBird

      I saw the documentary as well and was shocked to see my high school english teacher was one if the featured WASPs. For stupid reasons, for 40 years I despised her until I saw that documentary. I have a newfound respect and admiration for her. They weren’t allowed to talk about their roles until after I had graduated. By chance, I joined the USAF not knowing of her historic role, but imagine if I’d known or other young girls in the 50s, 60s and 70s had known what she and the other WASPs had done for our country? How might their service have inspired us to greater heights? It’s despicable how the US government treated those amazing women. Thanks for sharing that, Helen. I have lurked here for years, but your post inspired me to respond and thank you. My teacher, last I checked, is in her 90s, and writing novels.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Fly well.

      • HELENK2

        I am glad you found out about your teacher. People surprise us everyday don’t they. nice to have you here

    • 0getfitnow1

      Thanks for sharing.

    • S7teen70six

      Except for the last few lines I enjoyed this immensely. I had no idea any of this took place.

    • Valentine Bonnaire

      great vid, thanks for sharing…

  • samb1

    I remember when the Pope went to Cuba.
    So a question-
    Will the Pope visit Russia and if so how
    pissed off will Obama be?
    Answer- Really Pissed Off.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.duhprogressive.com/index.php/431-war-obama-formally-disinvites-vladimir-putin-to-his-birthday-party

    this is terrible—backtrack formally disinvites Putin to his birthday party

    • TeakWoodKite

      Baaawhaaa. TGIF.

    • Justine00

      Sounds like a six-year-old school child, doesn’t it?
      .

  • HELENK2
    • stodghie

      our media isn’t telling us but as i have heard saudia arabia has cut us off from oil. that might be why soros is upset.

  • samb1

    No bolt of lighting when meeting with the Pope today?
    I kept saying any minute now, wait for it, wait for it……
    ———-
    Sometimes I just crack myself up.
    btw- I like the Pope!!

  • S7teen70six

    One of the funniest videos I’ve watched in a while. Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPsOG8O70Uo

  • S7teen70six

    Germany don’t need no stinkin sanctions.

    Siemens, which employs more than 3,500 people in Russia, partners with state-owned Russian Railways – whose president Vladimir Yakunin is on the US sanctions blacklist – to provide high-speed trains. It’s involved in energy projects and numerous other activities in Russia. Siemens isn’t alone. About 6,200 German companies were trading with Russia. The bilateral trade volume was over €76 billion in 2013. German companies have invested €20 billion in Russia, and about 300,000 jobs in Germany depend on this economic relationship. A sanctions-spiral could have “unforeseen consequences,” said the president of the German Association of Exporters, Anton Börner. It would be tough for Germany but “life threatening” for Russia.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I heard Charlie Gasparino, on Cavuto, say that if we imposed really stringent sanctions on Russia they would feel some real pain but it would hurt our economy too.

      Since we are stuck in a stagtnant “recovery” and millions are still out of work or have given up even looking for work why on earth would be risk harming a fragile economy?

      Meanwhile POTUS and SoS remain clueless.

      • S7teen70six

        The Republican party is clueless as well.

        • KenoshaMarge

          I believe that all the saber rattling from the right may well damage their chances in 2014. People in this country are war weary and unless you can show them a direct threat to the USA they are not very interested.
          The right makes a big mistake with their perpetual war-mongering. John McCain is one of the least popular politicians around these days – is the right going to follow him off the cliff the way the stupid Dems followed Pelosi in 2010?

          • foxyladi14

            Agree Marge

          • HELENK2

            It is way past time for McCain to retire and spend time with his family.
            go out with some dignity left

            • stodghie

              i don’t think mccain has any dignity left. he actually wants to run in 2016 or so i read.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Ford Motors and GM are all competing in the Russian Market….among others…anyone know what Goldman Sachs exposure is? LOL

  • HELENK2

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/03/breaking-malyasia-says-theres-sealed-mh370-information-that-cannot-be-disclosed/

    /Malyasian government is adding to the torture of the families of the MH370 passengers

  • TeakWoodKite

    Ya baby..we got the….. the right ….oops the left stuff.
    Don’t know why but it makes me recall you running into Eric Cantor at the airport ….

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/180827-house-democrats-demand-gop-stop-investigating-benghazi/

    house dems want GOP to STOP investigating Benghazi

    WHY, what are they trying to hide?

    • DianaLC

      I’m just guessing here, but it seems to me that the Dems are running scared. The Senate Dems are now trying to find ways to “fix” Obamacare in a weak and very late attempt to knock it off as an upcoming campaign issue in the 2014 November elections. The House Republicans are thinking ahead and don’t want to run with their probable Presidential candidate being the focus of a House investigation STILL, since it may take that long to get some real answers.

    • KenoshaMarge

      If they were not afraid of something wouldn’t they just tell the GOP to investigate and waste their time and resources on nothing. The way that the State Department, the White House and the DoJ has behaved from the beginning speaks of people far more interested in covering their asses than in finding the truth. That the rest of the Dems go along with this is disgusting and speaks to their lack of character and integrity.

    • stodghie

      hillary needs their help. LOL i can’t help but think of the pony express(hillary express) with the gop indians in hot pursuit.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Impeachable offenses

  • HELENK2
    • binky354

      Thanks for posting this…so few of this generation left.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/180843-pope-francis-gives-obama-writing-on-morality/

    Think the Pope was trying to tell backtrack something??

    • DianaLC

      Well, Obama sure got the best gift, I’d say. It’s one he could really benefit from since he was such a good Christian all those years in Wright’s church in Chicago.
      It’s not clear if the sees Obama gave the Pope will help the Vatican much in Italy.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Barry the Muslim “admires” the Pope.

      • KenoshaMarge

        And doubtful having a photo-op with the Pope will do Obama much good with Catholics in this country who see the Obama Administration fighting freedom of religion in the Surpreme Court.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Should have told him to go to hell.

      • DianaLC

        Now, Kenosha, the Pope is a holy man and wouldn’t assume that anyone other than God could say that to anyone.
        But, he could have told him to go to Chicago–that’s probably as close to Hell on Earth that anyone could find.

        • KenoshaMarge

          You’re right Diana – the Pope is a holy man and wouldn’t say that like those of us who are far less holy would.
          You’re right – send him back to Chicago a hell on earth that the Dems have made – like they made Detroit.

      • S7teen70six

        Should have just sent him back there.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Pity we can’t do that. However I am convinced he will get there in time.

  • HELENK2

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62018

    a look at a post American world.

    interesting and scarey as hell

  • HELENK2

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/obama-secretly-negotiating-away-u-s-sovereignty/

    just what is backtrack secretly giving away on his European trip?
    we need a lot of info on this

    • binky354

      He’s trying to secretly give “free” to Russia American military equipment. Thank goodness a Congressman found that little item, but without the light of day, it probably won’t be stopped. So what’s with that, giving away American military equipment?

  • HELENK2

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/03/27/massaging_of_critical_data_undermines_our_society_122077.html

    Victor Davis Hanson

    this is one of the saddest articles about the US government I have read in a long time.

    Sad because it is true

    • DianaLC

      A very good article. And the frightening thing is that it will be very hard for any future POTUS to whittle down and then change the mindsets of these bureaucracies of the administration branch so that they can again see themselves as IMPARTIAL to politics and as servants to the American people.

    • binky354

      It is sad. Along those lines, no one I know believes the current Obamacare numbers put out by the administration in the last couple of days. Personally, I don’t believe anything coming out of Washington these days. I trust few of the members of Congress.

  • beyond partisan

    The astroturfers are out in force to try to derail Rand Paul for President – already they are trying to make him out as a racist in online comments. These people are pathetic and sooo transparent. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rand-paul-building-national-network-courting-mainstream-support-for-presidential-bid/2014/03/27/568b06de-b50d-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html

  • DianaLC

    The only thing right now that will confirm my pride in being born in the USA is a good solid whooping for the Obama crowd in the November elections–and not one that confirms the old guard Republicans but shows that the GOP is finding new talent and smart talent with experience and new ideas for getting our country on track again.
    Still holding my breath until November. It’s going to be a bumpy ride (as I type in my best Betty Davis style.)

    • S7teen70six

      I remember the night I heard that Republican Scott Brown won Teddy Kennedy’s old seat. What an omen that became. As wonderful as the 2010 elections were, in the grand scheme of things, very little was accomplished. So while I will agree with you that it will be advantageous for the Republicans to take Congress, I am not that enamored of many within this current lot of mischief makers and neanderthals.

      The party really does need new blood and some fresh ideas. The Republicans need to realize that the reason we end up with people like Obama as president is because many people aren’t all that attracted to the Republican party. Some of that is no doubt due to the constant barrage of mischaracterizations from all things Democrat. But most of it is directly due to the intransigence of too many conservatives. It is one thing to feel strongly about something and quite another to believe that one’s feelings are more valuable or important than any other. The party needs to learn the art of compromise. And they sure as hell need to learn how to be more friendly to those not of their particular persuasion.

      • DianaLC

        I agree with you to some extent. However, I am also too aware of the power of “group think” and the sense of “righteousness” in the Democratic Party. It’s a frightening thing, and I worry that it can be overcome only by something drastic like what ultimately overcame the Nazi furor and the madness of the Bolshevik movement.
        In some regard, you can admire the Republican Party for it’s current state of confusion since it encompasses individual opinions and since it doesn’t expect people to think robotically. I just want the different groups with their different ways of thinking to find a way to get along enough to throw out those goose-stepping, brain-washed libtards and the to work hard to bring back the meaning of “republic” to our country. More local and state control and more bottom0up government than top-down government is the way to achieve more sensible government.
        I say this as a true Westerner who dreads the New-Yorkification of my state, as we have already to some extent been Californicated.

  • HELENK2

    http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-princesses-seek-obamas-help-freedom-163145222.html;_ylt=AwrTWfxOVTRTsRkAoKjQtDMD

    Saudi princesses seek help from backtrack.
    we all know how much he will give. little to none

  • HELENK2

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-troop-movements-near-eastern-ukraine-trigger-fears-of-imminent-invasion/

    Russian troop movements near Eastern Ukraine trigger fears of imminent invasion

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
    • stodghie

      i would look into some islands off alaska’s coast. it is my understanding obama gave them to russia. btw they are said to have oil deposits. sorry it was awhile back and i don’t have the reference.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory. Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin.

        The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.

        The State Department has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Clinton.

        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/obamas-giveaway-oil-rich-islands-to-russia/#PoSVhAkegt9wH3q3.99

        • stodghie

          thanks teakwoodkite, that just makes my blood boil with that nitwit.

      • binky354

        I remember that but can’t remember if it actually went through.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/180783-obama-warns-nato-about-cutting-defense-spending/

    backtrack warns NATO about cutting defense spending.

    now that lacks a little credibility

    • KenoshaMarge

      Part of the old “do as I say, not as I do” bullshit?

  • bbf

    Everything is OK. US is giving Russia on 71 Million per flight. That means $71 million up and another $71 back.

    Aaaaaagggghhhhhh!

  • KenoshaMarge

    I found this article very interesting. My question for those of you who know so much more than me – is it right?

    Not Even Wrong About Russia

    http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2014/03/26/not-even-wrong-about-russia/?singlepage=true

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      It is spot on. We are the ones living in a fantasy world pursuing juvenile dreams.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Thanks for responding. And thanks for helping us to learn so that we aren’t spouting bullshit like so many others are doing.

        • S7teen70six

          Very wise words.

          Presently, we may undo the work of the Cold War era and stand godfather to a new Sino-Russian alliance. This without doubt would be the stupidest move in the history of American foreign policy….

          The Republicans are right to criticize Obama’s foreign policy because it is stupid. The problem is that the Republicans are even stupider.

          • KenoshaMarge

            Ain’t it the truth? Why must Republicans always be so bellicose?

            They denigrate Obama for being weak but can’t see that talking tough is not the same as being tough. In or out of “mom” jeans.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Obama runs his mouth – insults Russia and then has to sit back and watch our astraunaut hitch a ride to the space station.

    Is he so dense that he doesn’t see how ridiculous that makes the USA look? Is he so arrogant that he believes the media of the rest of the world will slobber over Obama’s every word like our criminally corrupt media does?

    Never mind – the answer is obvious. And his adolescent taunts only make him look more the fool.

  • nickoury

    Sometimes you eat bear, other times bear eat you.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/obama-sidesteps-opportunity-support-nato-membership-ukraine-georgia

    backtrack sidesteps opportunity to support NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia

    • Dave L.

      He probably thought they said U take the train to Georgia, and he didn’t want to go to Atlanta !

  • Popsmoke

    The interesting point is that if you actually call your Senator you will be told that Russia invaded, Ukraine is a National Security Issue to the US and is a NATO Partner…

    Dam the British for allowing us to rebuild Washington….

  • HELENK2
  • piattq

    I have this vision in my head that Edward Snowden is in a geek room deep in the Kremlin running an orchestra of hackers and crackers who know in real time every thing said or written by O, his inner circle, Michelle, every cabinet member, every Dem leader, every NSA, CIA, FBI, and God knows what. And Putin is lapping it up and sharing tidbits here and there with who he thinks needs to know what for “advantage Russia”. Somehow I think when Putin made the Snowden move he put O, the US, EU in check and O still thinks it is not happening because, hey this is the 21st century and we just don’t do such things. (Ok we were listening to Angela but hey…what difference does it make.)

  • HELENK2

    White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes says
    President Obama is among those worldwide inspired by Pope Francis’ 1st
    year – @markknoller

    yeah that is why he is attacking the beliefs of the Catholic Church on birth control

    • Dave L.

      Obama is only inspired by Obama !! Maybe also inspired by whatever Val Jar tells him to be inspired by !

    • stodghie

      btw obama bowed to the pope and brought him a present of seeds from mooch’s wh garden. sure not to impress the pope i am sure.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/180778-flashback-putin-says-collapse-of-the-soviet-union-was-the-greatest-catastrophe-of-the-century/

    Putin–the collapse of the soviet union was the greatest catastrophe of the century

    backtrack–wants to change and collapse the USA

    something to keep in mind

  • SantaFeK

    At least Nero made lasting and important and positive contributions to Roman architecture with building design. And exactly what can be attributed to ODisaster as positive?

    • KenoshaMarge

      Maybe those projects were more shovel-ready than what Obama wanted to do.

      Except of course for all those giant wind machines that are smacking the shit out of eagles and other birds. And what about the solor panels that are frying the birds?

      Where are the environmentalists?

  • S7teen70six

    To answer your question: Up his ass. Or up Putin’s ass, depending on the viewpoint. It really is embarrassing that we have such an adolescent president. And stinky.

  • KlugerRD

    Bill Gates also took issue of his amateurish (my word) handling of this.

    He did not think it was appropriate to be inflaming the rhetoric particularly saying they are only a regional power (which I suspect Putin is laughing at).

    While Obama and his G-7 buds are threatening Russia with sanctions, they are completely ignoring Putin’s growing alliance with India and China.

    If I am an investor and comparing the U.S., the European Union versus an economic bloc of Russia/India/China the latter is the better bet and by a lot.

    Obama obviously never played chess and certainly had to be bad at playing cards. You have to wonder if he ever went to class in college because he really is not very intelligent.

    • stodghie

      i wonder does gates suffer from early senility. he seemed to have a brain when he helped found microsoft.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    A regional power? Yes, the Solar System is a region in the Milky Way Galaxy after all.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Obama is so used to having the MSM applauding his every word and zinger that he doesn’t realize that the world stage may not be so enamouded of him. In fact most can hardly contain both their laughter and their contempt.