As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

200 Responses to Sunday Open Thread || October 26, 2014

  1. I would like all the illegal criminials that were let go, to be picked up again.
    I want all the Dems who are running for election, to first read the O Care out loud on a public street, and explain why they voted on something, they did not read.
    That is just two to start.

    • This comment is why Jeb Bush should run for president. This thought process is the dregs. They, the “illegal” immigrants, are looking for opportunity. Have you seen all the space in this country? Make them citizens and let’s prosper. The people who open the door are the people who those who enter will support and embrace. We need more countrymen. Especially in this darkening world.

        • Well @Julie, space is where you can put things. Like factories. you know, INDUSTRY. Something that is going away and we need to focus on bringing back. Would you do me a favor and drive through northern arizona or New Mexico someday?

          • So — Amazon going to drone drop deliver these industries to the open spaces — and poof — the government will use tax payer money and build and provide jobs and benefits and provide transport and housing to populate.

            And then the illegals who will be granted amnesty via the magic wand of Barack Obama can have a 2nd chance in this oasis of government funded opportunity.

          • Star — no part of what i wrote was meant to be something that could realistically be implemented, beginning with Amazon drone dropping industries.

      • Yes, but they refuse to learn English. We lived in Germany
        for 15 years and the first thing we did was go to school to learn
        German. A good thing we did, because once a year for 5 years the “Fremden Polizi” tested us gradually over that period of time.
        If only that would happen here with the illegals, it would be great.

        • I looked up Fremden Polizi – Foreign Police.
          Thanks for sharing that information.
          I still can’t stand calling a buisness and the recording asking me to press 1 for Spanish and 2 for English.
          I don’t press anything, and ask for the operator!

      • The two illegals in California who killed the patryolman and critically wounded another officer — looking for the opportunity to kill if they got in their way.

        The criminal illegals Erik Holder released into the general population here in the US — looking for the opportunity to commit some more crimes. That’s how they make their living and what pleases them.

        The illegals in California breaking the law again by exercising the citizens only right and privilege to vote — looking for the opportunity to live in a country where who they voted for will continue to give them benefits so they don’t have to work or assimilate.

  2. I can not wait to read Sharyl Attkisson’s book…..sounds like a real expose of the dark current administration and their connection to the main stream media. The higher ups in these organizations have banded together to protect their precious creation of Obama.

  3. This is a reply to Swedishlady’s post at the end of the previous thread:

    Swedishlady, the Scandinavians were one of the first to experience Obama’s crassness and lack of social etiquette when he traveled to Oslo in Dec. 2009 for his faux Nobel ceremonies. He dissed King Harald and refused to accept his invitation for lunch; he refused to attend the traditional Nobel Peace exhibit (his own exhibit); he refused to attend a concert in his honor; and he ditched a group of children who were to welcome him on the steps of city hall. He also refused ALL questions and would not hold a press conference.
    The Swedish newspaper called him ‘an elephant in a porcelain shop’!

    Six years later, nothing has changed. He is still an arrogant, boorish, ignorant community organizer. His gaffes are now legendary and unparalleled.

    Obama Disses King Harald (December 8, 2009):

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/12/09/obamas-oslo-snub.html

    • I’m reading Barbara Bush’s (GWHB) memoir and I’m exhausted ! Obama’s no diplomat that’s for sure. The Bushes travelled all over the world and visited all the world’s leaders’ while staying at their official home, personal home or our Ambassador’s offical residence.

      I’ve seen nothing close to the Obamas making this kind of effort with our foreign allies. It’s always about being isolated in 5-star hotels for them.

      The GWHB’s also hosted many of these same leaders at the WH, Camp David or their Kennebunkport summer home. Barbara’s personal anecdotes with the spouses are funny and humanizing in that “we have the same problems…..” sort of way.

        • AFVet, remember when he talked and talked while the orchestra started playing the British anthem during the dinner with the Queen next to him? Her eyes…..!

          • And that shows just how shallow his mind and how deep his dedication to the left’s world view. Never acknowledge all the corruption and lawlessness that has transpired since hose evil Brits left and Africa reverted to it’s old tribal self. While their people starve, the few pulling the levers of government and the well connected live large and blame others for their people’s plight.
            Same story plays out in every Obama speech and Democrat ad today: Ignore their own culpability and corruption and just blame all the problems on Republicans and those evil Koch brothers.

          • As long as the Brits know that the a great deal of us hear would be proud to have it still in the WH.
            They should know a great deal of were furious he removed it!

      • They even snubbed President Sarkozy during their 2009 victory tour. Sarkozy invited the Obama’s to an intimate dinner at the Palace but Obama said he and the wife were planning a romantic dinner at the Eiffel Tower. Coming from a two-bit community organizer – that’s pretty amazing! What was Valjar thinking???

        • For the last several years when I was trying to figure out what a lot of blind sheep hear in the U.S. were thinking.
          I kept thinking of our allies, mostly the elderly. What the elderly were thinking about what was happening here in this wonderful free Country.

        • Just an aside, Girly 1, thanks for that information on the shooting of the policemen in Northern California. I haven’t seen it elsewhere yet, but I imagine it will not be publicized much given the man’s background and the Obama administration’s destructive protection of illegals. Here in Oregon there is a ballot measure on granting illegals driving permits. I’m more concerned about the outcome of that measure than I am about the legalization of marijuana one. But I suppose they both will work in tandem if they pass.

          • The driving permits is the first step in getting them to the voting booth. Once they have the permit they use it to register to vote then forget any chance America stays free as founded. A new permanent socialist government voting block demanding more and more from the people who actually built the country they now demand take care of them.

          • Exactly although in Oregon, as you may know, we vote by mail, and all you have to show to get a voter’s card is to show proof of residence.

          • The entire “early voting” movement has gotten completely out of hand as is as much a threat as any foreign army. Throw in the mail in ballots and you’ve got one giant stew just waiting to be flavored with corruption.
            The biggest argument for early voting seems to be that there are just too many who can’t make it to the polls on one given day. Yet that flies in the face of our history. It was a heckuva lot harder to hitch up the horses and get to town than it is to drop by a precinct before or after work. BUT, society today is spoiled and all about EZ. If it ain’t EZ don’t want to do it.
            Well, for this modern curmudgeon I’m actually for making voting HARDER. All the millions too lazy to make an effort on one day every two years is what has gotten us into this mess.
            Every voter that just listens to an ad or gets on a bus to go vote as told (by EITHER party) disenfranchises the vote of those actually willing to study the issues (on EITHER side) and vote informatively rather than emotionally.
            If you let emotion rule your life you’re going to live a very dysfunctional, chaotic and divisive life. Same holds for government. For the past 50 years we’ve let emotion replace fact, logic and reason and the results are clear: $18 trillion in debt and counting, a federal government intruding into every aspect of our lives, and a web of bureaucrats unaccountable to the voters writing regulations that all to often just create another problem for which they write more regulations.
            The solution is simple:
            Proof of citizenship
            Photo ID
            No more the two to three days of in person voting (or an absentee ballot picked up IN PERSON prior to the voting day.)
            But the above will not advance the “fundamental transformation” so look for anyone espousing such draconian thoughts to be vilified as a hateful, racist, bigoted spawn of Hitler for even daring to think such thoughts.

          • I live in Ohio, and I have to show a photo ID to get an absentee ballot.
            My question is, how are the ballots tabulated ?
            I’m going to pick mine up tomorrow and I need to know who or what tabulates the votes.
            Is it a scanner ?
            Is it a person ?
            If it is a scanner, then where does the info go ?

          • Basically your vote is taken through a scanner and on the other end are IT geniuses who lean far to the left. They then change your vote to the exact opposite and you essentially vote for the people you are vehement in ensuring don’t golf ever again.

            :)

          • Hi Erkle !
            Your response explains how Obama got elected two times.
            There cannot be enough blithering idiots out there to put this fool in office twice,…..unless they were paid to do so.

          • Governor Susana Martinez has been trying to get the illegal driving law repealed in NM. It was good ol’ Wild Bill Richardson that got it passed in the first place. It seems that the conservatives are always doing damage control and trying to fix the mess that the liberals keep getting us into.

          • Julie, it was terrible to learn friday that Heavily armed illegals were on the run after doing that.
            However o loves his welcome matt.
            He also loves to release criminals.

          • It won’t be long before every State legalizes DL’s for illegals, Julie. The minute CA started issuing DL’s to illegals, my auto ins. went up $300/yr. And I have a perfect driving record. The big zinger, however, is motor voter. We will never have a legitimate election again.

          • If I remember correctly, you live in California, right? My husband and I think all the problems started when California began issuing every written and audio announcement or sign in Spanish as well as English. After that, Latinos lost any initiative to learn English and become American.

          • The big problem started with the radical LaRaza mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. He gave his acceptance speech not only in English, but also in Spanish. People were FURIOUS! From Day One, he gave every presser, state of the union speech, and all public announcements in SPANISH as well as English. The fact that he was barely literate in English didn’t help him. He couldn’t string two sentences together without his 3 x 5 cards. Similar to Obama and the telepromter.
            He is expected to run for governor of Kalfornia. Should be entertaining, to say the least.

            (And yes, I’m a native Californian – have seen the best and the worst of my once great State). Everything started to go downhill after Prop 187 was overturned by a circuit judge in the early 90’s.

          • O/T? My US born son couldn’t get a driver’s permit with the same type of birth certificate 0 uses as proof of being US born.
            I forget the official term needed on BC…
            But illegals have the ‘right’? BS.

    • Absolutely agree, Girly, he is a walking, talking disaster.
      By the way, read about the Atkisson book, mentioned above. Sounds very interesting. Will finally the curtains be raised so we all can see what a dictatorship the Obama White House really is?

    • As I remember it, when the Obamas with daughters in tow made that European tour during the summer of 2009, they also snubbed an invitation to dinner with Putin in Moscow. Reading the comments here, I think they made that trip, a grand tour really, the first of their personal family vacations at considerable tax payer expense.

      • Spot on, Julie!!! Every taxpayer funded extravaganza is a personal family vacation. As I recall, they visited a record number of countries in the first year – TWENTY COUNTRIES! Not only the extended family, but the Chicago freeloaders. They truly are Grifters!

  4. Kaci Hickox, the nurse complaining about her quarantine in NJ, actually is employed by the CDC according to her LinkedIn account. h/t Weasel Zippers.

    From her account:

    >Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    July 2012 – Present (2 years 4 months)Southern Nevada Health District, Las Vegas

    Epidemic Intelligence Service fellow based in Las Vegas (Southern Nevada Health District). The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a two year fellowship in applied epidemiology with the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Instruction focus includes applied epidemiology, biostatistics, public health surveillance, scientific writing, and working with the media, as well as emerging public health issues.<

    Given that NY's governor is Democrat I don't believe she was singled out as a political pinata, however, it makes me curious why the CDC has remained silent about her quarantine.

    • This ebola special snowlflake apparently learned nothing from being around the deathly ill and dying. Remarkably the world is still all about her.

      • She should understand the she had to be screened. However o not stopping the borders to begin with was still a terrible mistake.
        Friday I searched online to see if Britain had anyone getting though that had Ebola. No news of any such case at this point.
        The explanation given to us over and over was it was not a good idea to stop flights. All of us at home were stating they could have used certain planes only to get the doctors, aids back home, and than screen them correctly.
        I fear that they want maham to happen here so they can call some type of M. Law. I pray to God I am wrong.

    • The entire article was written in an effort to make “folks” feel sorry for the peeps flying into the US from Africa…
      Her whining about “What did I do wrong?” rang false with me.
      If – as a Registered Nurse – she is that stupid…she surely must have cheated on her nursing exams.
      She got her fifteen minutes of “fame” – now, she needs to go away. We have pressing matters that need our adult attention.

      • I’ll give her a bit of a pass because at the time, she had flown for two days and had had very little sleep. And, during the four hours she was in that room, all she was given to eat was a granola bar. I’d be incredibly cranky if that was all I had to eat during four hours, and I have no idea when was the last time she got to eat before she landed.

        Also, she was accustomed to the CDC’s rules for self-quarantine, and did not know she would be quarantined involuntarily. That must have been quite a shock.

          • There’s a report online that says Dr. Brantly didn’t test positive the first time he was tested. However, Samaritan’s Purse went ahead and quarantined him, which was a good decision, because several days later he was definitely positive for the virus.

        • Pretty much Obama does not want the states to go against his federal policy. So, he will speechify that on Monday I suspect there will be diktats that prevent states from exercising their rights.

          In the meantime, the CDC special snowflake, Ms. Hickox who has called her treatment “inhumane,” plans to mount a legal challenge to the quarantine order. She has retained a prominent civil rights attorney because she feels her basic human rights were violated. Cue Mr. Holder to grab the headlines from the election.

          Odds are good that she will sue Christie and perhaps the state of NJ. So much for Christie — getting too big for his britches these days anyway.

          And besides deBlasio said “The problem here is, this hero, coming back from the front having done the right things, was treated with disrespect,”

          See how nicely this is working out.

          And it will be a cold day in hell before the mayor of NYC accords the military in the hot zone the same accolades.

          http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/nyregion/ebola-quarantine.html

          • Coumo caved early. Now says house quarantine ok. Surprised to see how many comments on NYT are opposed to this and to feds pushing the states who want a 21 day quarantine. One commenter even said it was good to see Cuomo and Christie acting together. That didn’t last.

  5. I don’t like to overdo the OTs, but yesterday I was champing at the bit to recommend the following article to all of you: The Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton by Heather McDonald in the WSJ. We don’t subscribe to the WSJ and you have to to be able to read the article there, but it was reprinted in RealClearPolitics, Saturday morning edition.

    It is so well written, and in addition to reprising Sharpton’s past, some of which I didn’t know, it shows how today he has his tentacles not only in the WH but also in DeBlasio’s administration in NYC. DeBlasio, his assistant Rachel Noerdlinger and Sharpton have basically set up a faction adversarial to the Police Chief in NYC. As of this morning, I have not read anything about the axe attack from either DeBlasio or Obama.

    • Reward your friends and punish your enemies. We have an all volunteer military service – this does not bode well and just who the hell wants to sign on now or into the future.

  6. We continue to hear Obama and his band of misfits tell us that Ebola cannot be spread by airborne contamination–don’t worry about sneezes, spit, etc.

    Baloney.

    Here’s a video describing how the CDC has specifically warned airline crews that great care should be taken to prevent airborne contamination of Ebola. Period. So the codex for Obama statements about anything still holds: reverse what POTUS claims is true, in order to arrive at the truth

    http://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/diseases/Pages/EbolaVirusDisease.aspx

  7. I just saw a clip of Samantha Power talking about how much our health workers who are fighting ebola means to us — I think she was addressing the issue of going and returning to Africa.

    But nobody — not one person from this Administration — including that hack Hagel — stops and addresses how much our military means to us — that military that under orders from the CIC is working in the hot zone of Ebola.

    Consider that little miss special snowflake cdc ebola health worker.

    • Spot on! Re catching Ebola on a bus, I noticed in the past few days some physicians and journalists being really sarcastic and saying things like someone would have to throw up all over you or do something else all over your feet for your to be exposed, but when I read that book about FDR and polio, it said that polio could be transmitted through the tiniest speck of feces, something you could not even see with the naked eye, and we know now that the Ebola virus can live up to 72 hours on a dry surface.

  8. Some info on the fundraisers and campaign events, and the tallies so far, according to CBS’ Mark Knoller (tweets from Thursday and Friday):

    Mark Knoller Verified account
    ‏@markknoller

    Later, Pres Obama does a DNC fundraiser at the home of Sen. Jay & Sharon Rockefeller. 25 donors at up to $32,400 ea. No press coverage.
    6:01 AM – 23 Oct 2014

    Today’s event brings Pres Obama’s fundraiser count this year to 62 of which 28 have been closed to press coverage.
    6:05 AM – 23 Oct 2014

    Also, of 62 fundraisers this year, 31 allowed print pool coverage for remarks –but not Q&A with donors. Only 3 were open to TV coverage.
    6:06 AM – 23 Oct 2014

    Later in Hibbing MN, VP Biden addresses campaign rally for Rep. Rick Nolan. Brings Biden’s count to 31 fundraisers & 5 rallies this year.
    6:20 AM – 23 Oct 2014

    Mrs Obama on the campaign trail again today doing rallies for re-election of Sen Mark Udall in Denver and Fort Collins, CO. (1/2)
    6:31 AM – 23 Oct 2014

    By my count, today’s events bring Mrs Obama politicking score so far this year to 13 fundraisers and 14 rallies.
    6:32 AM – 23 Oct 2014

    VP Biden does a DSCC fundraiser this morning. Of his 32 fundraisers this year, 31 have been closed to the press.
    6:01 AM – 24 Oct 2014

    Home stretch of the Midterm Elections next week. Pres Obama plans political travel to WI, ME, MI, CT & PA. Also, an economy speech in RI.
    2:53 PM – 24 Oct 2014

  9. Erkel is on this thread.
    Those of you who met him yesterday know who I am talking about.
    A slightly contentious individual.
    Antagonistic perhaps,…as Star says,…fun to play with. :)

  10. Good lord, please don’t feed the trolls. It’s a complete waste of time and energy. Plus, we are smart enough to not take the bait and give him want he wants so he can continue his antics.

  11. I just pulled up http://www.drudgereport.com
    The o administration has expressed deep concerns to the Governors of N.Y. and N.J. and is consulting with them to modify their orders to quarantine medical volunteers returning from W. Africa as O seeks to quickly develop a new, nationwide policy for the workers, according to senior admin. officials.
    One admin. official said the Fed. Gov. has been pressing the Governors to back off their decisions.
    O held a meeting with his top advisors at the WH on Sunday as officials work to craft a policy that reassures Americans that they are protected from the virus while following scientific advisors.
    Officials said that policy will be ready in (DAYS) and that the Gov. would urge all states to follow it.

    • The first salvo was fired off by the CDC nurse *Hickox. You just had to know that another plan was in the making, which may or may not include a “red line” a telephone and few drones thrown in for good measure.

      *She’s the one who threw her full wrath at Christie not Cuomo. I am sure it’s just another coincidence. sarc/

      • O.T., I just saw Jean Shaheen on Fox trying to weasel out of Dems not wanting 0bama to appear with them on the campaign trail. With a straight face, she said she would LOVE to have him campaign with her, but he can’t – – he’s so busy doing his job. My lord, does she really think we haven’t noticed how much time he spends playing golf, entertaining celebrities, and doing fundraisers? The smell of desperation in the air is stifling – – and I love it!

    • Drudge is harsh. Real harsh. He tries to incite riots. Be wary, very wary. Your emotions are as a wave at sunset. seemingly calm, but one ripple can awake the great white within and soon you will be snapping at every little thing that may resemble danger.

  12. The Good Wife — becoming a forum for Democrat cameo roles — today Schumer — I would be disgusted but they led with ValJar a few weeks back and there is nowhere to go but up from that.

  13. :Let’s not forget the terrorist attacks this week.

    The Koran explicitly and repeatedly commands Muslims to engage in jihad or “holy war” whether they like it or not. “Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know” (e.g. 2:216, 9:38). The Koran explicitly and repeatedly commands Muslims to “kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” (e.g., 2:191, 9:5), “strike off their heads” (e.g., 8:12, 47:4), make sex-slaves of their wives and daughters (e.g., 4:24, 33:50), and continue this jihad “until all opposition ends and all submit to ‘Allah’” (e.g., 8:39, 9:29). You know this. I know this. Everyone paying attention knows this.

    https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/10/evil-whitewashing-islam/