It'll be interesting to see if Obama is allowed to win, I don't know if Tiger has enough ego.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
"Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the president of the United States this entire weekend," said WHCA President Ed Henry, a Fox News correspondent. "There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency."
You don't know how hard it was to post this; I couldn't see the keyboard through the tears of laughter.
The rubes self identify. Like any good socialist state, you exist to serve the state, not the other way around, fools. Shocked, shocked they say, to discover they're not among those favored by the Plantation house owners.
[Bangla Daily Star] US President Barack Obama on Friday returned to his hometown of Chicago to bemoan the epidemic of murderous gun violence that took 443 lives in the city last year.
Obama, speaking less than a mile from his house, said that "senseless" gun violence showed the urgency for Congress to pass his package of gun control reforms, which include a proposal to renew a ban on assault weapons.
Gun banning doesn't work Hunh?
Chicago has the strictest gun laws, but they don't work. (Whine, Whine)
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
probably 70-80% of the homicides are gang related in Chicago
Posted by: lord garth ||
None of what he is proposing will likely impact the gang and drug violence in Chicago one iota. He could have easily have spoken out about these tragic events from Washington at any time over the past four years. Anyone see a renewed commitment to provide Federal Law Enforcement investigatory support and assistance to the Chicago Police Department's crime fighting efforts? Of course not. It's about guns and poverty, not criminality and enforcement.
Returning to Chicago allows the Champ to leverage yet another crisis to his political advantage using his proven celebrity status and media theater. Periodic pilgrimages to his urban bases are always savvy political and media events as well. Champ has now checked the Chicago gun violence box while at the same time touching base with old friends from the hood and faithful political confidants. All in all, a very nice trip.
I categorically refuse to argue either "motives" or "sense" as both may have merits. I do know what it isn't; it isn't about guns or poverty, as we have plenty of bother where I live. It appears to be a localized, urban phenomena which requires local solutions, or not. In other words, until they climb over my fence, it's none of my fok'n business!
How's the gun grabbing working in Chicago? How effective are the police? No surge, why? And you think you're going to do it to the nation? If you can't make it work in Chicago, what make anyone but a posturing preening politician think it will happen?
It's not about 'Gun Violence' with these people. It never was an never will be.
It's about control. And always has been.
The fact that Obumbles can make such a statement and not mention the fact that Chicago already has very strict gun control shows how much he has the media/press so much in his pocket.
A real press would have shreaded his statement and held him up to much deserved public ridicule - but not this one.
They are so used to being on their knees before him that they don't even need kneepads anymore.
One Chicago Tribune reporter went on a cable news show.
When prompted to give the usual gun-control-drivel, he mentioned that Chicago's mayors had p*ssed away millions of dollars, things that would have reduced the number of deaths (like police) were affected, and this is what you get.
And then he gave an iconic deadpan stare. which means both nothing and everything.
I had to read Frank's reference to Obama's 'SS staff' twice to realize it was Secret Service and not Schutzstaffel (Social Security did not come to mind, but in light of recent ammo purchases, I guess it should.)
Posted by: Frank G ||
He could have easily have spoken out about these tragic events from Washington at any time over the past four years.
President Obama's choice of venue had absolutely nothing to do with policy advancement. It was for one purpose only -- self-promotion. It provided the perfect narrative for the fawning press to portray the President as courageously silencing his critics head on.