Posts Tagged ‘Tongue In Cheek’

Friday Afternoon Roundup – Briefly Speaking

by Daniel Greenfield on Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The family member mentioned in previous roundups has come home from the hospital, but there is still a road ahead. It hasn’t been an easy few weeks and I appreciate the understanding and support.

While I was distracted, I was apparently attacked by Paul Krugman, of all people.

Paul Krugman, who has done for economics what Erich Von Daniken did for space exploration, decided to attack me for the article while failing as badly at reading comprehension as he does at comprehending the existence of money.

Writing tongue-in-cheek, I mentioned that Bloomberg’s transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, the granddaughter of a Muslim Imam who worked with Hitler’s Mufti teaching SS men had, “In partial revenge… made many New York streets nearly as impassable as those of her grandfather’s wartime Dresden.”

You would have to be an idiot to take that at face value. Or Paul Krugman who headlined it as Nazi Islamic Bikes From Hell and called it “a wonderful window into the conservative psyche”.

When I was mentioned on Rush, I got emails telling me about it. But apparently no one around here reads Paul Krugman… which is a good thing.

OBAMNESTY

Is it really amnesty or Obamnesty? I have made the argument that it’s really all about Obama.

Obama backed what he called “comprehensive immigration reform” back in 2010. In a speech at American University, he laid out the same exact talking points of the current “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” plan, including the claim that the legal immigration system is broken, the promise that a comprehensive plan will begin by addressing border security and the fiction that illegal aliens will be “punished” by being forced to pay back taxes. The whole plan concluded with a path to citizenship.

That plan was loosely based on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009, whose real authors were at the Center for American Progress, which Time Magazine described as Obama’s “idea factory”.

The plan that Pro-Amnesty Republicans have been touting was Obama’s plan all along, word for word. It’s even being sold in exactly the same way and Gang of 8 members often find themselves repeating lines from Obama’s American University speech. Every time you hear a Senate Republican pitch amnesty by saying that the legal immigration system is broken, you are hearing echoes of an old Obama speech.

Obamnesty – How Obama controls the push for illegal alien amnesty

AND THE LIBERTY GOES TO….

News that the National Constitution Center is awarding Hillary Clinton the Liberty Medal sounds impressive, but just remember that Hillary is getting an award that Gorbachev got in 2008, Spielberg got the year before and Hamid Karzai got in 2004.

Here’s the award justification from the NCC.

“As the 67th Secretary of State, Clinton broke national and global barriers. She was the first First Lady to serve in a presidential Cabinet. She traveled to more countries than any other Secretary of State. She used social media to engage citizens in the workings of diplomacy, and she paid an official visit to Burma, making her the highest U.S.

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Will the Mayan Calendar Wreck Your Christmas?

by Rev. Michael Bresciani on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

This is article 132 of 242 in the topic Religion

Logo-Template-Logo_41-Mayan.jpgUsing tongue-in-cheek for a title may lead you to believe that we are going to have a little fun with a very serious matter. It could be, if the Mayan calendar were something we should all be taking seriously – but it is not. The reason is simple; God Doesn’t Use the Mayan, Julian, Gregorian or Jewish calendar.

Life doesn’t always give us warnings and almost no catastrophe can be penciled into the calendar. Usually the possibility of sudden calamities is spoken of as common sayings, pet fears or rumors. In time most are dismissed as nonsense. When Jesus warned that the last days would be as the days of Noah, he seemed to indicate that nothing unusual would be afoot. Marriage, eating, drinking et al were mentioned, but little else. It would be life as usual, everyday stuff followed by more everyday stuff.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Mt 24: 37 – 39)

The lack of any significant changes in the fabric of everyday affairs is what hardens the scoffers to dismiss the direst warnings. Huge disasters are seen as Mother Nature burping, but are never accepted as Mother Nature being guided by the hand of our Father God.

That is mistake number one. The Bible clearly argues against that lazy position since throughout time God has shown through his prophets that, drought, severe weather, pestilence, disease, warfare, economic decline and encroaching enemies are all quite within the realm of his influence and purview. God is the ultimate authority; he neither asks Mother Nature for her permission, nor refuses to use her as his right hand in the affairs of men, the indignant railing of modern man notwithstanding.

Changing Our Tune

After reading Rick Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ some years ago I realized that pop books are like most things pop-culture, they are well accepted and well hyped, but often they only serve to raise the once popular question – “where’s the beef?” Of late I’ve had the good fortune of finding a book with a similar title written by Michael Horton, professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary in California. Professor Horton’s book is like a four course meal with dessert to follow, so I read and mark it, a little at a time.

In Horton’s book entitled, ‘The Gospel Driven Life,’ he makes a real life comparison that shows how quickly the attitudes and disposition of the doubters, revelers and pleasure seekers can change.

Horton says, “No doubt, the passengers on board the Titanic would have had a lot of needs, experiences, interests, and plans just minutes before the luxury ship struck an iceberg. Yet on the other side of that fateful event, everything changed.

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Who Does He Say That He Is?

by Dr. Robert Owens on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

This is article 775 of 1011 in the topic Obama

People learn by moving from the known to the unknown. An analogy inherently proposes the idea, that if things agree in some respect they probably agree in others. Secular prophecy uses knowledge of the past and the present to predict the future. The past is the womb of the present and the present is the History of the Future. As the past may be interpreted and the present may be misunderstood the future is never certain. Platitudes may outline the shape of something, but they can never define anything.

If Michelle is like Marie Antoinette to whom shall we compare Barack? The thought that he’s Louis XVI is unthinkable. George III is too easy. All of the megalomaniacs or despots of the twentieth century would be politically incorrect in the extreme. Some would be considered too far left and some too far right though in reality the extreme on both sides meet at the intersection of totalitarianism and brutality. Since he rode a wave of secular messianic fever into power and since he won a second term due to the devotion of his disciples perhaps an appropriate paraphrase from the Good Book would be, “Who does he say that he is?”

First, who do others say Mr. Obama reminds them of?

His rapid supporters have finally gone the extra mile. During his first presidential campaign they merely treated him as if he was their messiah. After his second victory they are shouting it from the roof tops. At the BET Soul Train Awards show Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx actually called Barack Obama “our lord and savior.” Some will say he’s a comedian and this was said tongue in cheek. From the reaction of the crowd it was received like a proclamation from Mount Sinai. The wild cheering brought down the house. If this isn’t a cult of personality what is?

I heard a woman who fled Venezuela to escape Hugo Chavez and his democratic revolution crying, “Obama is doing the same things as Chavez! He’s following the same path, going to the same place, but now we have nowhere to run.” Someone who escaped the USSR told me, “I’ve seen all this before. Obama is like Nikita Khrushchev. He says he brings hope and change but really he’s just blaming the past because he hopes to rule the present while destroying the hope of the future.” According to an escapee of East Germany, “Obama is like Leonid Brezhnev. He promises security, pensions and benefits but all he brings are taxes, regulations and more bureaucrats, always more bureaucrats.”

I cannot bring myself to compare an American President to Hitler, Stalin, Mao, not even to Mussolini. To who shall I compare this man who brings the crest of the century-long Progressive wave crashing against the American experiment? Instead of doing the comparing myself let’s explore who he and his unpaid media arm in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Press compare himself to.

President Obama announced his run for the presidency in Springfield, Illinois on the steps of the old state capitol building.

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Team Obama Trolls for Virgin Votes!

by John Lillpop on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

This is article 1155 of 1300 in the topic 2012 Elections

In yet another dramatic lowering of the decency bar for the purpose of sheer political expediency, Team Obama is actively courting the “virgin” demographic for the November 6 brouhaha.

As reported:

President Obama’s campaign is out with an eyebrow-raising new ad targeting young voters in which Lena Dunham, the creator of the HBO hit series ‘Girls,’ compares her first voting experience to losing her virginity.

‘Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody,’ Dunham, 26, says in the ad. ‘You want to do it with a great guy.’

Dunham goes on to explain that ‘your first time’ should be with ‘someone who really cares about and understands women; A guy who cares whether you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control.’

‘The consequences are huge,’ she continues.

Dunham wraps up the Obama ad by describing her coming-of-age experience at the voting booth.

‘It was this line in the sand,’ she says. ‘Before, I was a girl. Now, I was a woman. I went to the polling station, I pulled back the curtain, I voted for Barack Obama.’

Dunham has amassed a cult following among 20-somethings as the creator and starring actress in the HBO hit series, ‘Girls.’ She has been widely dubbed the ‘voice of a generation’ for her show’s hilarious representation of life as a middle-to-upper-class millennial living in New York City.

The young star is one of many celebrities that the Obama campaign is calling on to try and reach and inspire young people, whose record-breaking turnout on Election Day four years ago was critical to Obama’s victory in 2008. Obama needs similar turnout among young people on Election Day this year to win re-election.

Dunham’s tongue-in-cheek references to losing her virginity are not lost on Republicans, many of whom say they are outraged by the ad and call it ‘disgusting.’

‘Talk about desperation,’ a conservative blogger wrote on ‘The Right Scoop.’

‘They’ve finally sunken to a new low trying to get the youth vote by comparing voting for the first time to having sex for the first time.’

RedState editor-in-chief and CNN contributor Erick Erickson wrote, ‘If you need any further proof we live in a fallen world destined for hell fire, consider the number of people who have no problem with the President of the United States, via a campaign ad, ridiculing virgins and comparing sex to voting.’

He said the only honest part of the ad is that Obama’s 2008 supporters ‘have been screwed—economically.’

Fox News analyst and conservative author Monica Crowley called the ad ‘sick’ and ‘degrading’ on Twitter.
‘Of the many sick things about this degrading Lena Dunham “lose your virginity to Barack” ad? The left thinks it’s “empowering” to women,’ she wrote.

  Conservative blogger John Nolte of Breitbart News added: ‘How could a president with two young, blossoming daughters release an ad as disgusting as this?’

This sick, disgusting ad can be viewed at the link here:

John W. Lillpop
San Jose, California

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Michele Bachmann: By Now, Michelle Obama Would Have Gotten an Apology From NBC

by Doug Powers on Thursday, November 24th, 2011

This is article 186 of 571 in the topic Media

Stump the band

Remember when Hillary Clinton was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and when she came out the band played Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”? Me neither, because it never happened and won’t ever happen. But the rules of what’s appropriate aren’t politically uniform in the world of “entertainment,” which is why Michele Bachmann is now wanting an apology from NBC:

Republican candidate Michele Bachmann addressed the controversy surrounding her appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ this week, saying if what happened to her had happened to the First Lady, heads would have rolled.

When Bachmann was introduced on the Fallon’s show Monday, Fallon’s house band, the Roots, played Fishbone’s song ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch.’

Fallon has since apologized, and while Bachmann said she accepts the comedian’s apology, she thinks NBC should apologize as well.

“If that had been Michelle Obama, who’d come out on the stage, and if that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they would have fired the drummer, or at least suspended him,” she told Fox News.

If Fallon’s band had done that to Michelle Obama (as if), is there much doubt that Brian Roberts would have seen to public floggings of all offending parties and apologized by asking Comcast/NBC employees to double their DNC donations this election cycle?

Imagine the outrage if it was another guest. Below I took an ABC News story and replaced “Michele Bachmann” with the name of a different public figure:
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The drummer for the house band on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” apologized sort of for his decision to play ”Lyin’ Ass Bitch” when Rep. Nancy Pelosi appeared on the talk show Monday night.

“The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention,” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson said in a statement.

As Pelosi, congresswoman and former Speaker of the House, walked across the stage to sit next to Fallon Monday night, house band the Roots played a refrain from the song written by Fishbone.

Though the lyrics refer to a woman as a “slut trash can bitch,” the band sang the “la, la, la” of the refrain.
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Fallon’s house band would be lucky to be able to get a gig leading an OWS drum circle by now if it had happened that way.

Possible topic for discussion: Are GOP politicians chumps for going on these shows and subjecting themselves to mockery — be it overt or relatively subliminal — from an industry that is overwhelmingly liberal, or is it a necessary way to reach voters these days and they just need to have a thick skin, a thorough knowledge of contemporary “music” and a healthy repertoire of comeback lines at the ready?

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Bin Laden Gone: Next Target, Ronald McDonald

by Rev. Michael Bresciani on Friday, May 20th, 2011

This is article 52 of 198 in the topic Liberalism

mchappyIf it weren’t actually in the news who would believe that all America has to do since the death of our number one enemy is to go after that nefarious destroyer of American children; Ronald McDonald.

CNN Money report says Corporate Accountability International and a host of health organizations are screaming for an end to McDonald’s practice of targeting children in their ad campaigns. No doubt bolstered by Michelle Obama’s quest to slim down America’s fatties, Mr. McHappy is probably being surrounded by a team of lethal Navy Seals at this very moment.

It is not clear whether Ronald has a dead or alive order attached to his capture but secret White House sources have indicated that no photos will be released after he is brought to justice if he is killed in the action. Although some are saying that if is captured alive he will no doubt be water boarded at Gitmo until every detail of his evil plan to destroy our kids is fully uncovered.

Tongue in cheek humor notwithstanding, can the democrats and the far left get any sillier in their attempts to distract or defer attention away from the miserable failures of the Obama Administration just prior to an election year?

Not being a strict conspiracy theorist I won’t say that this was actually planned by the left, but it seems to come in real handy at the moment; as in what else have they got?

No chance of resorting to pedantry or hyperbole is possible after spending years wondering how a simple verse of the Bible could possibly be true in a nation founded on our constitution and that by men who saw personal freedoms as all that was worth living or dying for. What verse you say, to wit. “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (2th 2: 11)

We don’t believe lies in America unless they are told to us by strong and revered pop culture icons, Hollywood stars or the very President of the United States. Here is where we are willing to cut a lot of slack and just roll with the tinsel, unicorns and gold glitter that make these truths not self evident but totally resplendent.

Let’s not worry about wrecking the childhood dreams of our kiddies as we inject sex education in classrooms as early as kindergarten. But we must stop the hideous portent of losing our dream of becoming runway model skinnies that look like quick frozen string beans, before we all come to horrific bariatric nightmares.

C’mon, would the President actually tell bold faced lies to us? Try this. In his speech in El Paso Texas recently Mr. Obama said the border fence was ‘largely finished.’ The staff of Homeland Security says the fence which is supposed to be 700 miles long is only 5 percent finished or a grand total of 36 miles.

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Ass Extinction

by Larry Wilke on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

This is article 5 of 13 in the topic Doomsday Theories

Well, you may be surprised to read this but they are at it again.. Some of the vaunted liberal “scientists” are making their usual predictions based upon nothingness.. The progressive pattern reveals the same hysteria-driven drivel that is only taken “seriously” at San Francisco socialist soirees and within the walls of Congress.. By the way, those are the only ones who are listening and when the first group begins puling to the second group, all of our wallets become a little lighter..

If it isn’t another “Ice Age”, it is “Globaloney Warming”. If it isn’t the “Population Explosion” it is the “World-Wide Famine”.. The estrogen levels of the liberals has to be about as high as their IQ’s, this is why they always resort to such sophistry which is based upon the same type of sound “science” that all of their other previous predictions have been scrupulously scripted from..

Yahoo news reports (hopefully tongue in cheek) that “Mankind may have unleashed the sixth known mass extinction in Earth’s history..” We can’t necessarily blame Yahoo for this as this frightening scenario has come from “the science journal Nature..” When dealing with the liberals and their histrionics, there should be some panel assembled to verify and justify their use of the term “science”. Like every other word that drips from the mealy mouth of a liberal, the word is cheapened by their use, overuse and abuse of it..

The indoctrination for the uninitiated begins early on in the article. “Over the past 540 million years, five mega-wipeouts of species have occurred through naturally-induced events..” Please note the use of the liberal “scientific” term, “mega-wipeouts”.. The important point to remember here is that these have “occurred through naturally-induced events..” Who can see the direction that this is going, “left” maybe?

“But the new threat is man-made, inflicted by habitation loss, over-hunting, over-fishing, the spread of germs and viruses and introduced species and by climate change caused by fossil-fuel greenhouse gases, says the study..” Shall we delve into this?

OF COURSE this is “man-made”, how else can all of the liberal parallel phantasms be brought into play? “Habitation loss” needs more environmental protection, “over-hunting” and “over-fishing” needs the attention of the animal rights lunatics. The liberals themselves are personally responsible for a number of “germs and viruses” that have certainly plagued mankind since the sixties, but since mankind is the “victim” and not the “blind albino crotch tick”, no harm no foul.. According to the “scientists”, “climate change” (Globaloney Warming 2.0..) caused by greenhouse gases HAS to be the real “threat”.. The liberal’s biggest push, with all of its “green jobs” and its “enviro-friendly” fuels, is directly related to the “big scare” surrounding “greenhouse gases”..

“Paleobiologists at the University of Berkeley looked at the state of biodiversity..” Hold it right there, bub.. “Biodiversity” is a liberal scam founded in the liberal scam of “diversity”. Using the liberal “definitional inversion” chart, “diversity”, regardless of where it is incorporated by the liberals, is actually “exclusion” based upon a number of theories. (Example: the “diversity” of quotas is the “exclusion” of the more qualified.) It is nothing more than their fascism fomented by fiction.

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Home Depot Founder Apologizes for Creating Over 300,000 Jobs

by Doug Powers on Sunday, September 19th, 2010

This one somehow slipped through the cracks earlier in the week. Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, is tired of clueless dilettantes who couldn’t operate a lemonade stand without ending up a hundred grand in debt portraying the business community as “the problem.” Marcus was on CNBC and profusely apologized — tongue-in-cheek of course — for helping to create over 300,000 jobs:

300,000 jobs? Sure, but how many “lives touched” is that?

And this criticism from Marcus comes after President Obama used Home Depot as the backdrop for the announcement of yet another “green jobs” scheme? Tsk tsk.

Of course people like Bernie Marcus are despised. The “tenured academics” in government tend to view job creation as the mere byproduct of the greed of the person or people who started any company in question. In other words, entrepreneurs don’t start companies to help people — only to get rich and then ultimately not share any of the wealth with their employees. They’re a grave threat to the de-development of America.

That’s where the government steps in and tries to ensure that nobody — save for tenured bureaucrats and academics in government — has any money or power. That way everything’s nice and fair — because they care about people, dammit!

A couple more clips from Marcus’ CNBC interview are here.

Choose your words carefully, Mr. Marcus, or Joe Biden will stop shopping at your stores — not that he ever did.

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Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown gets a taste of her own sandbagging medicine

by Michelle Malkin on Thursday, June 24th, 2010

You’ll love this. Remember back in August 2008, when Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown commanded Jacksonville FL city officials to deliver sandbags to her home to protect her from rising floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Fay? I blogged about the Jacksonville Times-Union story at the time:

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s office asked Mayor John Peyton’s chief of staff to help protect her Jacksonville home from rising floodwater Friday.

Adam Hollingsworth, who once worked for Brown, told city workers to deliver sandbags to her home, something he now says was a judgment error. No one else would get such preferential treatment, he said when contacted by the Times-Union, and Brown will be billed by the city for reimbursement.

Hollingsworth also told city workers to deliver sandbags to City Councilwoman Denise Lee, this time unsolicited.

Peyton did not condemn Hollingworth’s actions, saying Friday he was “delighted our public works employees were able to help save these homes.”

Ronnie Simmons, Brown’s chief of staff, said the congresswoman’s area director called the city’s Public Works Office and asked for help. He said he thought the city offered sandbags to residents whose homes were being flooded.

…About a dozen white sandbags were stacked in front of Brown’s garage Friday night. A man outside the house Friday night told the Times-Union the bags were not delivered by the city. He was wearing a dark blue Emergency Operations Center shirt but said he didn’t work for the city.

Well, residents there have not forgotten her arrogance and abuse of office. And neither has her GOP challenger, Dean Black. He has launched a humorous “Stop the Sandbagging” campaign to remind voters of Brown’s hubris. She’s not laughing:

One day after her political opponent launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign to unseat her, Rep. Corrine Brown fired back.

Dean Black launched a campaign Monday called “Stop the Sandbagging.” It’s a campaign that reminded voters of an August 2008 controversy when Brown requested sand bags be brought to her home during Tropical Storm Fay. Though she denied receiving special treatment from the city, her neighbors said similar requests from them had no response.

Black said that when his supporters contribute $24.95 to his campaign, he will have sand bags delivered to Brown’s home. However, Brown said Tuesday that she will seek prosecution if Black follows through on his pledge.

“Because this is not no game,” Brown said. “Don’t bring no trash to my yard!”

She said if the sand bags come, she is prepared to call the police.

Black is not backing down. Two thumbs up for this clever and inspired campaigning.

Congresswoman Sandbag has gotten a taste of her own medicine.

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Here’s Dean Black’s sandbagging donation page.

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