DRUDGE: Obama takes charge at hurricane command center.. (to command Hurricane DUD!)

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Per Drudge: Obama takes charge at hurricane command center.


Spare me.

I says Prez-O takes command of…. the puniest, least deadly, most-hyped-up hurricane DUD in 50 years!! 

You heard me.  HURRICANE DUD!

And the MSM “weather” experts blew this so all out of proportion they ought to hang their heads in shame.  Oh.  That’s right.  SHAME is so passe′.

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz calls for boycott of political campain donations, until..! \o/

Hats off to Starbucks‘ CEO Howard Schultz for email blasting fellow CEOs, asking corporate heads to boycott all political campaign donations until our “leaders” solve our debt and budget fiasco.  Bloomberg quotes from the CEO’s e-mail to business leaders:

I am asking that all of us forego political contributions until the Congress and the President return to Washington and deliver a fiscally disciplined long-term debt and deficit plan to the American people.

It’s refreshing to see a thriving company live up to its mission statement;  and a great line taken from Starbucks mission statement page:

‘The world is looking to Starbucks to set the new standard, yet again. We will lead.’

See, America!  There is hope… someone who has clout is standing in the gap, for us!  To all other business owners and corporate heads, this is an example of what it means to ‘man-up’ !


Thank you, Howard Schultz!

At last! Some enlightenment… ;>

Our cornyspondent in Palace, Om Yummi, reports Swami Babba Dum Ass has been sitting askew thinking up names anew for our present predicament; seems even Swami’s not pleased with our pres(id)ent domestic state-of-mind and has offered some alternatives, for the pickin’,  for the Hope that went missing and the Change from your $3 bill.  We’re pleased to include Swami’s revered contribution to a new slogan more fitting of our pres(id)ent situation and our ever expanding abyss (in no particular order):

Hope and Change morphed into-

Dope and Lame
Nope and Same
Cope and Drain
Mope and Pain
Cope and Chain
Lope and Lame
Nope and Tame
Dope and Bane

Wow.  That’s cold, swami…   you could do with a new 8-ball, ya know.  tsk

‘I got five and a half years more to go’ sez Hope-a-Nope.. (o’)

“It’s only been two and a half years. I got five and a half years more to go,” Obama said at a fundraiser in Philadelphia on Thursday night. Full transcript below (RealClearPolitics):

“And, Philadelphia, I know there are some of you who are frustrated because we haven’t gotten everything done that we said we were going to do in two and a half years. It’s only been two and a half years. I got five and a half years more to go. (Applause.) And there are — look, there are times where I feel frustrated. But we knew this wasn’t going to be easy. We knew a journey like this one, there were going to be setbacks, like there were setbacks during the first campaign. There are going to be times where we stumble, just we stumbled sometimes during the first campaign.”



You Report.
I Decide.

Pride before..

..the fall.

Prez-O has no plans to nix summer vacation..

..and stay state-side to deal with the contrived debt crises here at home, according to an AFP story run today.

I don’t understand why people are getting crabby about prez-O taking a vacation with his family………………………….even as the People’s livelihoods drop around America’s ankles…..because a man has to keep up the high-life that he’s grown accustom to, for instance, according to Mark Knoller of CBS, since taking office,

  • prez-O flew in Air Force One 328 times, since taking office.
  • That works out to prez-O flying ’bout every other day.
  • Let’s break it down, shall we!
  • That would be 111 domestic trips spanning 176 days, 16 foreign trips to 25 countries over 70 days, and 10 vacation trips spanning 58 days, since taking office.
  • In 2010, prez-O had face-to-face meetings with 61 foreign leaders, 30 for the first time.
  • prez-O took 196 helicopter trips, signed 203 pieces of legislation, and managed to squueze in 29 rounds of golf.
  • prez-O made 15 visits/spanning 35 days to Camp David.
  • 28 basketball outings, since taking office.
  • 254 interviews since taking office.
  • WH officials told reporters recently that prez-O doesn’t intend on hanging around the WH as much in 2011; he wants to get out more, ‘specially ’round the country, hawking his wares.   There’s an election comin’ up, ya know.
  • prez-O has made 883 speeches, statements and remarks since taking office (491 prior to taking office).
  • prez-O has visited 38 states (out of his 57) for the first time, since taking office.
  • That works out to ’bout 600 days of  a Perpetual prez-O-Campain schtick.  Fasten your seat belts, folks!  Bumpy ride ahead!
  • Air-Force estimates put the cost of flying for one HOUR at..wait for it.. $181,757.00 !!!!!
  • That’s not counting the additional travel costs for the customary WH brood entourage, Marine One, Secret Service, special vehicles, logistics and local poleece overtime, either.
  • Wow!  That’s one he!! of a frequent flier dollars going into prez-O’s carbon footprint, wouldn’t you say?!?
  • prez-O made one official utterance every 11 waking hours.
  • prez-O spends nearly half his presidency outside Washington, DC.  Plans to travel more.
  • Vacationer-in-Chief spent $1.75 to visit Hawaiian chums.
  • prez-O has spent over $100M taxpayer dollars flying around in Air Force One.
  • Probably another $100M on his entourage.


So, who’s to begrudge a working man some time off, even so, summer vacation…?  Really!?!

For cryin’ out loud, mon?


He work hard for the money.   He goin’ on vacation whether you likes it or not.