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Nigeria says kills 74 'Boko Haram' Islamists in ground, air assault
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China turning into 'giant North Korea'
Posted by: Squinty || 10/26/2013 12:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Xi Jinping has gone to great lengths to put his own party loyalists in top military posts

Has the Obamaniac been taking lessons?
Posted by: AlanC || 10/26/2013 13:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Has the Obamaniac been taking lessons?

The God on Earth needs no lessons!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/26/2013 14:47 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Obama's Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged
Rat-faced hack - a taste:
Whether Jarrett's influence is all too real or exaggerated is unknowable. What is known is the extent to which she has long been a peerless enabler of Barack Obama's inflated opinion of himself. Consider this quote from New Yorker editor David Remnick's interview with her for his 2010 book The Bridge.

"I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. . . . He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. . . . So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. . . . He's been bored to death his whole life. He's just too talented to do what ordinary people do."

Up against a court flatterer of that caliber it's no surprise that Jarrett has outlasted almost everyone who was in Obama's original White House team -- from chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to political guru David Axelrod to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. All are known to have crossed her, and all are gone. As one former Obama aide once told me: "Valerie is 'She Who Must Not be Challenged.'"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/26/2013 14:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like evil vizier flattering a dumb kalif from 1001 night.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/26/2013 15:16 Comments || Top||

#2  He knows exactly how smart he is. . . . He knows how perceptive he is

Excuse me. I just threw up in my mouth a little. The bit about He knows what a good reader of people he is.", that I can believe. It is a trait every con man needs.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/26/2013 16:28 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Rat-faced dangerous hack...

fify

...she has the ear (and, possibly, some photographs) of the President (spit)...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 10/26/2013 17:28 Comments || Top||


Top Ten Excuses for the Obamacare Website Crash
In private, senior White House officials are bitterly complaining about the reasons for the Obamacare website fiasco, offering up excuse after excuse for its failure. We share with you now the top ten excuses they are making for what seems to be an otherwise inexplicable catastrophe.

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10. “B Team” claimed to be the “A Team.”

9. Biden insisted on doing some of the coding himself.

8. Programmers spent too much time making out in the snack room with geek-adoring HHS staffers.

7. Complacent Obama aides figured, Hey, this is a U.S. government project. Of course it’s going to work!

6. While working, programmers sang, “The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone, the hip bone’s connected to the back bone,” but in web design, it’s the other way around.

5. Website built by “extremists,” “suicide bombers,” “kidnappers,” and “arsonists.”

4. Programmer dropped a piece of his Ring Ding in the software, screwing up everything.

3. Should have used orangutans to perform quality control instead of chimpanzees.

2. Dog ate my website.

And the top excuse for the Obama website crash is . . .

1. You just can’t get a decent website for $394 million these days.
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 10/26/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "It is Bush's fault and the Republicans" was missing. Of course, "It is Fox News fault" is also missing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/26/2013 11:17 Comments || Top||

#2  James Taranto:

Count Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson among the ObamaCare supporters who are unhappy, even angry, with the HealthCare.gov debacle:

"The rollout of Obamacare had to be absolutely perfect. Obama needed to treat it like a 21st-century Manhattan Project... Instead, he took the pedestrian route and spent $400 million on a Canadian company that our Good Neighbors to the North once fired for incompetence."

Carlson is being unfair here. ObamaCare is actually just like the Manhattan Project, a government program that produced an awesomely destructive bomb.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/26/2013 11:52 Comments || Top||

#3  My favorite is #9.

Posted by: frozen Al || 10/26/2013 13:46 Comments || Top||

#4  "The rollout of Obamacare had to be absolutely perfect. Obama needed to treat it like a 21st-century Manhattan Project... Instead, he took the pedestrian route and spent $400 million on a Canadian company that our Good Neighbors to the North once fired for incompetence."

The website was done by a fully American subsidiary of CGI...maybe the mistake was getting Americans to do it.
Posted by: Jerkface Killa || 10/26/2013 13:55 Comments || Top||

#5  clever, little troll. Dance Monkey!
Posted by: Frank G || 10/26/2013 14:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Because Al Gore created the internet, mere humans are unable to comprehend the technology.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2013 14:18 Comments || Top||

#7  The website was done by a fully American subsidiary of CGI...maybe the mistake was getting Americans to do it.

I am sure, like Obama, CGI will get to the bottom of the problem.
Posted by: badanov || 10/26/2013 14:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Just blame it on Mossad.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/26/2013 14:46 Comments || Top||

#9  "Just blame it on Mossad."

Isn't everything y'all's fault, grom? ;-p
Posted by: Barbara || 10/26/2013 16:34 Comments || Top||

#10  The website was done by a fully American subsidiary of CGI...maybe the mistake was getting Americans to do it.

Rather like Americans subsidizing Canada's national defense.

Sarcasm aside, perhaps it was because the website wasn't designed and built for the intended user?
Posted by: Pappy || 10/26/2013 18:19 Comments || Top||



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  Nigeria says kills 74 'Boko Haram' Islamists in ground, air assault
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