Posts Tagged ‘Laughter’

Taxpayers pay for this "nonpolitical" speech by Obama

by John Lott on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

This is article 521 of 526 in the topic Government Spending
Here is the transcript from Obama’s talk at Northwestern Unversity:

Now, I am not on the ballot this fall.  Michelle is pretty happy about that.  (Laughter.)  But make no mistake:  These policies are on the ballot — every single one of them.  This isn’t some official campaign speech, or political speech, and I’m not going to tell you who to vote for — although I suppose it is kind of implied.  (Laughter and applause.) . . .

There’s a reason fewer Republicans are preaching doom on deficits . . .  There’s a reason fewer Republicans you hear them running about Obamacare . . . Republicans in Congress actually had to take a stand on policies . . . at least one top Republican in Congress said . . .

Of course, since this was a non-political talk to the students, Obama was able to get taxpayers to pay for his trip out to Chicago so that he could to this $50,000-a-head fundraiser for the Illinois Governor.

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by Stephen Levine on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

There a few medicines that will make you feel better in bad times than laughter. And, for the progressives, it is all natural and vegan-acceptable …

Here is what it meant to be the President of the United States and not blaming your predecessor for all of your troubles.

— steve

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FLOTUS: Hang in there kids, the USDA is working on making those school lunches I pushed for somewhat appetizing

by Doug Powers on Sunday, May 5th, 2013

This is article 55 of 72 in the topic Food/Natural Remedies

The Ag Department first announced it as “exciting changes” to school lunches. Then a student tried the new menu and was admitted to the vomitorium for evaluation. Then another. Then several more. Before too long there was lost appetite pandemic. In response to the criticism, the caloric regs were loosened a little — which brings us to some good news, and some bad news. The good news: Michelle Obama says they’re working to make school lunches more “delicious.” The bad news: She’s referring to the same administration that said they were going to make health care more affordable.

From The Hill:

First lady Michelle Obama said Friday that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was working on making school lunches “delicious” after the implementation of new school meal regulations that have drawn fire from some conservative critics.

“I believe that that legislation is truly one of the greatest legacies that we can leave our children. Because of this act … 32 million American children are getting more of the nutrition they need to learn and grow and be successful,” Obama told workers at the USDA.

“And I do hope that it’s delicious,” she added, to laughter. “We’re working on that, yes indeed.”

Last autumn, conservative critics of the new standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories for middle school students and 850 calories for high school students — charged that the restrictions made meals unappetizing to children.

And by “conservative critics” they mean “anybody who tried eating the stuff”:

Have any of these supposed attempts to get kids to eat better ever included calling on parents not to rely on the school for everything and instead pack their own brown bag lunches? Sorry, silly question.

USDA flavor scientists, pictured above engineering a substance that will make cardboard taste a little like blueberries, are working to make school lunches more delicious, according to First Lady Michelle Obama


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FBI Fence Jump of the Day

by Doug Powers on Sunday, April 21st, 2013

This is article 21 of 27 in the topic FBI Investigations

A bit of laughter amid the otherwise tense situation in Boston as an FBI agent scales a fence that he could have just opened:

Was that Mr. Chow from The Hangover?

And here’s a rich piece of irony: The injured jihadi in custody is currently being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Hopefully the hospital staff is reminding him of that several times an hour.

As far as the marathon bombing story goes, conflicting headlines:

#1Boston mayor: Bombing suspects acted alone

#2FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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The Iron Lady passes: Margaret Thatcher, R.I.P.

by Michelle Malkin on Monday, April 8th, 2013

This is article 30 of 45 in the topic Memorials

She was an irrepressible force for liberty. A lioness who minced no words. Fierceness personified. Britain and the world are better off because of Margaret Thatcher’s towering battles in defense of freedom and free markets. The world should mourn not just her passing, but that such leaders as the Iron Lady are so few and far between.

One of Thatcher’s classic moments debating blithering socialist blockheads on her legacy:

Bookmark, re-read, and share with your children: The essential Margaret Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher paying tribute to Ronald Reagan on his 83th birthday:

And from her speech to Britain’s Conservative Party Conference in 1975, Thatcher’s blunt and timeless diagnosis of the economic and moral ills of destructive left-wing policies:

The economic challenge has been debated at length in this hall.

Last week it gave rise to the usual scenes of cordial brotherly strife.

Day after day the comrades called one another far from comradely names, and occasionally, when they remembered, they called us names too.

Some of them, for example, suggested that I criticised Britain when I was overseas. They are wrong.

It wasn’t Britain I was criticising. It was-Socialism. (Applause).

And I will go on criticising Socialism, and opposing Socialism because it is bad for Britain—and Britain and
Socialism are not the same thing.

As long as I have health and strength, they never will be. (Applause).

But whatever could I say about Britain that is half as damaging as what this Labour Government have done to our country?

Let’s look at the record.

It is the Labour Government that have caused prices to rise at a record rate of 26 per cent a year.

They told us that the Social Contract would solve everything. But now everyone can see that the so-called contract was a fraud—a fraud for which the people of this country have had to pay a very high price.

It is the Labour Government whose policies are forcing unemployment higher than it need have been—thousands more men and women lose their jobs every day.

There are going to be men and women many of them youngsters straight out of school—who will be without a job this winter because Socialist Ministers spent last year attacking us, instead of attacking inflation.

And it’s the Labour Government that have brought the level of production below that of the 3-day week in 1974. W’ve really got a 3-day week now,—only it takes five days to do it. (Applause).

It’s the Labour Government that have brought us record peace-time taxation. They’ve got the usual Socialist disease—they’ve run out of other people’s money. (Laughter).

And it’s the Labour Government that have pushed public spending to record levels.

And how’ve they done it? By borrowing, and borrowing and borrowing.

Never in the field of human credit has so much been owed. (Laughter). End of section checked against ITN News at Ten, 10 October 1975.

But serious as the economic challenge is, the political and moral challenge is just as grave, perhaps more so.

Economic problems never start with economics. They have deeper roots—in human nature and in politics.
They don’t finish at economics either.

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John Kerry: In America you have the right to be stupid

by Doug Powers on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

This is article 16 of 23 in the topic White House Advisors/Czars

John Kerry is on his first trip overseas as secretary of state. Fresh off his diplomatic visit to Kyrzakhstan (which I believe is northeast of Moronica), Kerry is taking it upon himself to remind the world — in this case, Germany — what makes America great:

Kerry addressed a town hall meeting Tuesday in a packed Internet cafe during a nine-country dash through Europe and the Middle East. The trip is Kerry’s first as secretary of state.

At the town hall, Kerry urged Germans to be tolerant, noting that in America, ‘you have a right to be stupid.’

‘In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be,’ he said. ‘And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be. And we tolerate that – we somehow make it through that.

Kerry obviously has his sights set on being America’s answer to Yakov Smirnoff (sample one-liner from Kerry’s routine on his current I Was a US Senator world comedy tour: “In my America, you don’t vote for idiot — idiot vote for you!”).

Yes, John Kerry believes Americans have a right to be stupid — which is why he has never tried to legislate behavior ::pause for laughter::.

Roll video on the Lurch-o-Tron:

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Change We Can Bereave In: Welfare Spending Up 32% in 4 Years

by Lloyd Marcus on Thursday, October 18th, 2012

This is article 46 of 82 in the topic Redistribution of wealth/socialism

nullAt the 2nd presidential debate, President Obama defended his policies as best for the middle class, and Michelle Obama is on record as saying we’re in the midst of a huge recovery (pause for laughter).

You’ll notice that they never cite any actual evidence to support their claims (at least none that aren’t outright lies), because there aren’t any. Even that 7.8 percent “drop” in unemployment was bogus.

Here’s some evidence about how Obama has made the middle dependency class stronger:

Welfare spending has grown substantially over the past four years, reaching $746 billion in 2011 — or more than Social Security, basic defense spending or any other single chunk of the federal government — according to a new memo by the Congressional Research Service.

The steady rise in welfare spending, which covers more than 80 programs primarily designed to help low-income Americans, got a big boost from the 2009 stimulus and has grown, albeit somewhat more slowly, in 2010 and 2011. One reason is that more people are qualifying in the weak economy, but the federal government also has broadened eligibility so that more people qualify for programs.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, who requested the Congressional Research Service report, said it underscores a fundamental shift in welfare, moving away from a Band-Aid and toward a more permanent crutch.
Overall, welfare spending as measured by obligations has grown from $563 billion in fiscal 2008 to $746 billion in fiscal 2011, or a jump of 32 percent.

On top of this Obama will use this dependence as an excuse for why we need to double down on “green job” creation so people trapped in the Obama economy can have somewhere to work and get boosted into the middle class for six months or so until the place goes bankrupt.

Barack Obama: “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.”

So, what will leave you fulfilled? Complete immersion in the welfare state. Fortunately President Obama has been there to force the focus away from making a buck to being given a quarter. He knows the dastardly “poverty of ambition” goes away when people are put into actual poverty and introduced into a cycle of dependency so they can be made to believe they cannot survive without the likes of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the rest.

It’s not right. It’s just plain inhumane. And on November 6th a real change has to be initiated.

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So Obama now supports the “Free Enterprise System”

by John Lott on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

This is article 756 of 1015 in the topic Obama

From tonight’s debate:

OBAMA: Barry, I think a lot of this campaign, maybe over the last four years, has been devoted to this nation that I think government creates jobs, that that somehow is the answer.
That’s not what I believe. I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world’s ever known.
I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk takers being rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules, because that’s how our economy’s grown. That’s how we built the world’s greatest middle class. . . .

In December, 2011 in Osawatomie, Kansas, Obama said this:

“The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes — especially for the wealthy — our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, well, that’s the price of liberty.

Now, it’s a simple theory. And we have to admit, it’s one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That’s in America’s DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. (Laughter.) But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. (Applause.) It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ‘50s and ‘60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. (Applause.) I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory. . . .

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Biden’s Mocking Laughter, Rudeness, LIES, Define Debate

by Rev. Austin Miles on Friday, October 12th, 2012

This is article 1078 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

Paul Ryan representing the Republicans, the real adult in this evening’s vice-presidential debate, handled himself with dignity, composure, manners and respect while Joe Biden representing the Democrats, with a weird smile glued to his face, belched out mocking laughter at every salient point Ryan made and was insulting.

This, of course, is the methodology of Socialist protesters, to drown out a speaker’s words. We would think the Vice President of The United States would be above that.

Your scribe, ever vigilant, counted 82 interruptions as Biden rudely cut off his opponent. When Biden intruded, he raised his voice for the very reason of over-powering Ryan’s words so he could not be heard.

Biden, representing the President of The United States, employed such common rudeness that it would be difficult to imagine that members of the Democratic Party would not be totally embarrassed by the way they were represented.

Biden, who is 27 years older than Ryan, acted like an egotistical punk jerk. If there was any polish about him, it would have to be brushed vigorously to stimulate even a shady shine. His arrogance, his smirky look throughout the debate, was so distasteful that this writer at one point yelled at the TV set

Paul Ryan, was a gracious gentleman, showing a depth of understanding of foreign relations and the economy that neither Biden of Obama have a clue about. His own government experience well prepared him for this encounter.

As if Biden’s cheap conduct was not enough, he was caught lying, yes, out and out lying, as he tried to cover up Obama’s errors. When asked why the Obama Administration insisted that the attacks in Libya, resulting in the deaths of four Americans including our Ambassador Chris Stevens, was the result of a film that angered Muslims when it was clearly defined as a terrorist attack to celebrate the anniversary of 9/11, Biden said that the Intelligence Committee gave him that information. They absolutely did not.

When the question was asked why they didn’t supply more security at the Embassy since it was requested several times. Biden emphatically stated that no request was made about additional security as they approach the 9/11 date.

He lied about what Romney has proposed and still insisted that his goal is to give tax breaks to the rich. Not so.

The debate this evening left a clear choice for voters. Which party do you want making vital decisions for America?  If it is not obvious, then America is hopeless.

End Note: Obama so loved the poor, he created millions more.

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Biden’s Inappropriate Gestures Mock Murder of US Diplomats, other Serious Issues

by John Lillpop on Friday, October 12th, 2012

This is article 1076 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

Vice-President Joe Biden’s facial antics during the Vice Presidential debate were disrespectful, condescending, rude, childlike, and just plain stupid.

Any points that Biden may have scored with his spoken words were totally mitigated by an unprofessional and inappropriate campaign of smirks, giggles, and laughter that Biden employed in an apparent attempt to undermine the knowledgeable and intelligent discourse offered by Paul Ryan.

In attempting to make Paul Ryan look small, Joe Biden succeeded in making himself look foolish, helpless, and intellectually unfit.

Biden’s painful degradation of the Vice Presidency was so out of place that it leads one to wonder: Can Biden hold it together, mentally and emotionally, until January 20, 2013?

Emotional and mental instability is the only logical explanation for behavior that had the Vice President of the United States grinning and smirking while the deaths of four American diplomats were being discussed.

Throughout the debate, as Paul Ryan spoke with dignity and respect, Joe Biden acted out like a five-year-old child desperate for attention. It was as though Biden knew that he was over matched and the smirks and giggles were meant to take the spotlight off the younger, brighter Paul Ryan.

Clearly, Joe Biden is not ready for prime time—even after 40 years!

Even Big Bird was embarrassed!

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