Michelle’s Latest Junket and The Politics of Black Skin Privilege:Today On The Teri O’Brien Show, 3-23-14

The Obamas, the most successful race hustlers in the history of this country, continue to play their skin game and exploit their black skin privilege, while the lap dog media continues to dangle shiny objects like the missing Malaysian aircraft, “March Madness,” andbootleg butt injections (and you thought it was just Michelle’s arms that people envied!) before the American people. The use of huge posteriors to distract us from Moochelle’s latest junket is not the only irony at play here. Yesterday, the First Klingon took a break from her opulent getaway to speak out in favor of free speech and religious freedom. Perhaps her husband’s regime, who has unleashed the IRS on his political opposition and is currently in court trying to force religious institutions into violating their beliefs, could consider applying those fine noble principles here in the United States. Is there also a bit of irony in the fact that Michelle, who, along with the rest of this phony bunch, portrays herself as a champion of the “little guy” has a mother who apparently is terrorizing the staff at their Chinese luxury hotel?

Anything to avoid discussing Barack Obama’s “signature achievement,” the slow-motion train wreck called “Obamacare,” which is 4 years old today.

Speaking of black skin privilege, who is Melowese Richardson, and what does her recent incarceration and release for illegal voting tell us about the 2012 election, and 2014?

As we watch Vladimir Putin on the march, in full Cold War mode, Prof. Paul Kengor, one of the leading authorities on the biography of Ronald Reagan, returns to our show, to discuss his latest books, The 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. How would Reagan have dealt with Vladimir Putin? What would he say to East Coast Brain Rot afflicted consultants who advise Republican candidates to avoid discussion of social issues? (Short answer: “you’re wrong.”)

Jimmy Carter whines that women are victims and Barack Obama keeps dissing him.



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Putin Lectures Most Feckless President Evah

Read on to see what we’ve come to, thanks to Barack Obama’s tremendously successful project to “remake” America. On Tuesday night, Barack Obama, who has made clear for his entire adult life that he finds our Constitution extremely deficient because of its enshrinement of the concept of private property, and who has no use for the concept of American exceptionalism, made a convoluted, pointless speech filled with contradictions to attempt to save face after stepping in it big time on the issue of Syria. Ironically, in that speech, and in his bizarre news conferences last week, the Community-Organizer-in-Chief cited that same distasteful American exceptionalism as justification for his plan to do something “unbelievably small” to punish Bashar al-Assad, who supposedly used chemical weapons in his civil war.

The speech was rendered unnecessary because, thanks to another off-the-cuff, off the Prompter comment, this time by Sec. of State John “Lurch” Kerry. Asked by a reporter if there was anything Mr. Assad could do to avoid watching some kindergartens and nursing homes blow up before continuing his systematic killing of his opposition, Mr. Kerry, who by the way not only served in Viet Nam but also enthusiastically gave aid and comfort to our enemies, said that if Mr. Assad would turn over “every single bit” of his chemical weapons to the mythical international community within a week, then no strike, something Kerry said Mr. Assad would never do, of course, adding that “it can’t be done.” The Russians had to be gleeful, thinking “Seriously? Can this really be happening?” I can just see Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying “Vlad, this is too good to be true! I think if we play our cards right we can use this to our advantage.” That would have been the understatement of the century. Thanks to Lurch, Russia is now large and in charge on the international stage, and they are feeling their oats. How much? Here’s how much. This morning in the Liberal Death Star aka the New York Times, Vladimir Putin is lecturing us on international law and the dangers of believing in American exceptionalism, concluding with a statement referencing “the Lord’s blessings,” because “God created us equal.”

So to recap, here’s where we are:

Despite all the drama about consequences for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons, which is still not proven despite what John Kerry keeps repeating endlessly, there have been no consequences and, thanks to the Obama administration’s bungling, there will be no consequences.

A former agent of the Soviet Union’s KGB, an entity known for murder, torture and stuff that makes what has gone on at Gitmo seem like a tea party, who has girl rock bands incarcerated for offensive lyrics, who is also a godless communist is lecturing us on democracy, international law, claiming that we have no right to act unilaterally, but must the consent of U.N., and just for fun, citing God as the cherry on top.

As Bill Keller in the Liberal Death Star states in his piece “Playing Chess with Putin,” 

“A president who once seemed sure-footed, combining prudent diplomacy with the occasional bold stroke (killing Osama bin Laden) now stands accused of being, as his Texan predecessor might have put it, all hat and no cattle. He vowed to bring the Benghazi killers to justice, to stand against the return of military rule in Egypt, to arm the rebels in Syria, to enforce a red line against weapons of mass destruction. So far, he has accomplished none of the above.”

The only thing “incredibly small” in this whole embarrassing episode, the follow up the equally embarrassing Snowden affair, is the little man who once strode the world stage as a rock star, now rendered virtually irrelevant. Putin has outsmarted him at every turn. The only Americans who can happy about these developments are Madeleine Albright, who once lamented the fact that the United States was the world’s sole superpower, and Jimmy Carter, who is now first runner up for the title “Most Ineffective, Feckless American President.”

Over 200 IRS Employees Paid by Taxpayers to Work Full-Time on Union Business

Here we go again. You can’t make this stuff up. From Caroline May in the Daily Caller:

In a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Americans for Limited Government, the Internal Revenue Service revealed this month that 201 of its employees work full-time on union activities.

“A lot of people are not aware that under federal law, a federal agency is allowed to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union that has provisions where employees of the agency, in this case the IRS, are allowed to do union work on the taxpayer’s time and get paid for it,” ALG president and Nathan Mehrens explained in an interview with The Daily Caller.

As Office of Personnel Management documents explain, the performance of union duties instead of official government business is allowed, as it is a part of the government’s collective bargaining system.

“‘Official time,’ authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7131, is a core component of the federal government’s carefully crafted collective bargaining system,” OPM explains in its most recent “Official Time Usage in the Federal Government” report. “Official time is time spent by Federal employees performing representational work for a bargaining unit in lieu of their regularly assigned work. It allows unions to satisfy their duty of fair representation to members and non-members alike.

Seriously? Yes. The article goes on to note that

“in 2011 bargaining employees at all federal agencies spent a total of 3,395,187 hours performing representational work, at a cost of approximately $155 million.”

There are two bills in Congress now to end this outrage. Oh, and one more thing. Guess when this foolishness started? That’s right, during the residency of the King of the Useful Idiots, James Earl Carter.

 

Obama Finds His Legacy as America continues to Suffer

Recently, the “GOPUSA Blog”  posted an article on the prospects of Obama’s Legacy.   I’d like to add a few points of my own.

Few remember the Jimmy Carter Presidency of 1976-1980. From my perspective, it was the worst time of my life.  As a young upstart apprentice tradesman, I had to suffer the indignity of unemployment for the very first time in my life. The nationwide unemployment at that time was in the double digits, and that was the actual reported number. They didn’t cook the books to eliminate the discouraged, or pretend that someone wasn’t part of the “unemployed” if he stopped looking for work a month earlier, or had a part-time job when he wanted a full-time one.  In other words, unemployment meant just that… unemployment.  Since that time there has been a plethora of new formulas by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which seek to make things look better or worse than they really are, depending upon who is in the White House.  I call it “massaging the numbers.”  Others have a quite different word for it. But whatever you call it, the results remain the same.  The U-6 Number is the most accurate barometer of the employment situation.

 As long as double-digits remain, we are in for tough ecomomic times.  In fact, just this week, unemployment jumped as reported by Fox Business.  ”The Labor Department reports new claims for unemployment benefits increased to 360,000 last week from an upwardly-revised 328,000 the week prior. Claims were expected to rise to 330,000 from an initially-reported 323,000.”

Does anyone remember now when these numbers were touted by the lamestream media as catastrophic?  Now they are now met by a yawn.

Obama’s much acclaimed “Jobs Council” met only twice in the last two years!  How long has it been?  It has been MIA since January 17, 2012 and is now kaput.

The stock market is, in my opinion, living on a false euphoria even as the Dow caps 16,000 and our national debt has topped 16 Triollion.  One only has to wonder, how hard the fall will be?  It’s a nightmarish “Mad Max” scenario that even Hollywood could not possibly dream of.

If there is any consolation to be had, it is this:  The scandals of these past four years are slowly catching the media’s attention, and that is only because Obama made the fatal mistake of attacking his own lapdog media.   It is beginning to look as though the Obama Presidential Library will resemble his brother’s hut in Kenya.

Libertas valebit  (Liberty will prevail).

The Obama “Recovery?” Lowest Labor Participation Rate Since Jimmy Carter

If you didn’t understand this critical fact before, understand it now because Barack Obama and his PR flacks do understand it very very well. Their low-information supporters are so completely ignorant about serious public policy matters that they are incapable of understanding the destruction he is inflicting on this country. How else to explain the ridiculous spectacle of a man who once derided his predecessor as “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion to the national debt over 8 years, and who then preceded to add $5 trillion in less than 39 months, a man who pledged to “cut the deficit in half by the end of [his] first term in office,” and then added $1 trillion to it every year in office, issuing proclamations about financial responsibility? Anyone with the slightest grasp of the facts could have only one of three reactions to that charade; specifically, either open-mouthed shock, uncontrollable laughter, or both.

Today’s job report makes painfully clear that Mr. Financial Responsibility’s constant repetition of the fairy tale that our economy is “recovering” is another cruel joke, sort of like those “shovel ready jobs that weren’t so shovel ready. From the Liberal Death Star (aka The New York Times):

The United States economy posted disappointing job growth in March.

The nation’s employers increased their payrolls by 88,000 last month, compared with 268,000 in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. It was the slowest pace of growth since last June and less than half of what economists expected.

It was also the third consecutive spring in which employers tapered off their hiring, even after adjusting the numbers for seasonal changes. Economists have started calling the phenomenon the “spring swoon.”

The unemployment rate, which comes from a different survey, ticked down to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent, but primarily because more people dropped out of the labor force, not because more people got jobs.

The labor force participation rate has not been this low — 63.3 percent — since 1979, a time when women were less likely to be working. (emphasis mine) Baby Boomer retirements may account for part of the slide, but discouragement about job prospects in a mediocre economy still seems to be playing a large role, economists say.

In other words, this economy stinks, and people are simply checking out.

Then there’s this little nugget. Remember back in the day when Ronald Reagan pulled us out of the Jimmy Carter recession in two years? The Lame Stream Media whined about “hamburger flipper jobs.” I can’t wait to hear their reaction to this very interesting part of the story.

Relatively low-wage sectors like food services and retail have accounted for a large share of the job growth in the last few years; a report in August from the National Employment Law Project, a liberal advocacy group, found that a majority of jobs lost during the downturn were in the middle range of wages, and a majority of those added during the recovery have been low paying.

 

The story goes on to describe the plight of a 56 year-old Chicago woman named Amie Crawford, who after a 30-year career as an interior designer, and a 4 month job search, now works as a part-time cashier at “a quick-service health food cafe called the Protein Bar.” And she’s considered “one of the lucky ones” in the Obama “recovery.”

Meanwhile, as he and his merry band of Marxists work 24/7 to increase the size of the federal government, and make as many people dependent on it as possible, regardless of the suffering that they are inflicting in the process, the White House celebrity revolving door turns incessantly, the taxpayer-funded trips to campaign cash raising soireès with the fabulously wealthy and the perpetual vacations for the Obama family continue.

I have always said that this country gets what it deserves, but it’s heartbreaking to see so much collateral damage, and it’s especially cruel that many of those suffering the most are those who fell for the “hope and change” con in the first place.

Hands Down, the Dumbest Argument in Support of So-Called Same-Sex Marriage

A few years ago, I noticed a very annoying meme emerging among people under the age of 30. It wasn’t their tendency to use the word “steal” when they actually meant “borrow something that one has a legitimate right to use,” as in “Dude, can I steal your pen for a second?” as annoying as that was (and is.) Nor was it their insistence of responding to “thank you” with the phrase “no problem,” which I find especially irritating when used by a restaurant server. He brings you a clean fork. You say “thanks so much,” to which he replies “no problem.” Dude, of course it’s “no problem.” It’s your job, for heaven’s sake! Can’t you just acknowledge my appreciation with the traditional “you’re welcome?” How hard is that?

Both of those obnoxious and ubiquitous figures of speech are trumped what happens when someone mentions any event that happened before the year 1990 to anyone under 30. Such a reference is met with something along the lines of “Oh, I’ve never heard of that. I wasn’t born yet.” My response to that is “as if,” as in “As if the world started the day you, Very Special Young Person Whose Self-Esteem Must Be Exalted, came into it.” Actually, my response is usually “I wasn’t born in 1863, but I have heard of Gettysburg.” As I am sure you expect, that sentence is guaranteed to produce a puzzled look on the part of most youngsters, reminiscent of that thing my dog does when I talk to her. She tilts her head to the side and furrows her brow as she desperately tries to find someway to understand the meaning of the sounds directed in her direction. That’s what most of my Millennial friends do when I mention historical events that were common knowledge to previous generations. Gettysburg? Are you kidding me? What are you talking about?

I had to laugh recently when I heard a panel discussion about the film “Lincoln” on one of the Sunday morning shows. The panelists praised the movie, saying that it was a tremendous achievement because, even though the audience knew the outcome, the passage and enactment of the 13th Amendment, they were engaged in the story until the end. I laughed, and wondered what percentage of the audience had any idea what this “13th Amendment” was.

Yet today, we are told by many elites that this demographic cohort, those with zero appreciation for American history, without the benefit of the wisdom that comes from life experience, who in many cases are the very definition of “low information” voters, are the very people we should look to for guidance about how to make laws and public policy for our country. How else to account for the incessant repetition of the argument in favor of so-called “same sex marriage” that 70 or 80% of people between 18 and 29 years of age are not only support it, but consider it ridiculous that it was ever an issue? They view it as the “civil rights” issue of our time. Oh, OK. Case closed. Except it isn’t, and simply because most wet-behind-the-ears twits steeped in years of pop culture pap believe emotionally-driven drivel about marriage doesn’t change that fact.

It was depressing enough to see many people who should know better, who are chronological grownups, over 40 or even 50 years old, embrace the idea that people in their twenties are “children,” who need to coddled, supported and enabled in their arrested development, even as a 19 year-old was probably kicking in a door in Afghanistan. Now, we are told that these Peter Pans and Peter Pannettes are the oracles of how we should structure society. These are the people who we need to listen to? Seriously? A lot of these poor dolts can’t even read. They are lucky that they can figure out how to vote for their favorite “American Idol” contestants!

To be fair to these twenty-somethings, let’s leave aside the Left’s obvious success in their 100-year project of dumbing down the past three generations, and simply state a simple truth; that is, young people have a lot to learn. That was true 100 years ago, 30 years ago, and it’s true now. Ask yourself. How many stupid things did you believe when you were 20 that you now know were not only not true, but idiotic? What were you thinking, Bunky? Don’t be embarrassed. You weren’t alone. We were all right there with you. Fortunately, back in the day, the grownups understood that they should be the ones making the important decisions, not us. The one glaring exception to that nearly-universally accepted truth was the embarrassing remark by the King of the Useful Idiots, our 39th president James Earl Carter, who claimed in the 1980 presidential debate that he looked to his ten-year-old daughter Amy for advice on nuclear proliferation. He was justifiably mocked for that moronic remark. Today in many circles, this sort of foolish reliance on the “insights” of the inexperienced and clueless is considered the height of brilliant analysis.

The very fact that people 18-29 who grew up on a steady diet of “Will and Grace” and making sure that “everybody wins!” so that no one’s feelings are hurt are susceptible to appeals to “tolerance” without any appreciation for the consequences should surprise no one. The fact that alleged adults consider that fact a game changing argument should alarm all thinking citizens.

The Supreme Court should take notice of these polls of the young, and decide that if indeed this a “sea change” in attitudes, the change in law will occur through state legislatures where it belongs.

Also posted at Clash Daily and Illinois Review

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It’s Me, Associate Producer Dana, Here to Say “Stupid PETA! I So Hate Them!”

My mommy told me about this story about PETA killing dogs,Dana copy and I was so upset that I didn’t even want a MilkBone. Well, almost. Anyway, I used to think PETA cared about us animals. Then I grew up. Sort of like my daddy, who actually voted for some really stupid, incompetent guy named Jimmy Carter, who I think was pretending to be president of the United States or something  back in the olden days. My mommy makes fun of my daddy for that vote, and he knows he deserves it, so he laughs when she does it. I can’t laugh, though, about what PETA has been up to while pretending to care about us.

My brother and I are both former shelter dogs  I thank God that we didn’t end up in the “compassionate” hands of PETA! Yikes, the only thing worse would have been to end up on Barry Soetoro’s dinner plate!

My mommy has a fur coat, by the way, which in PETA’s eyes makes her an evil, uncaring human, demonstrating once again, that liberals are stupid hypocrites.