Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gov. Christie, I was Joking Before About Giving You a Kiss.... But Now I Might Be Serious

Last week I joked that I wanted to give Gov. Chris Christie a kiss for his response to a reporter's question about the governor's attitude. This guy is firing double barrel at the political norms of New Jersey, and I, for one, like it a lot. A teacher complained that she wouldn't be receiving fair pay under Christie's new budget (she requested $3 per pupil or $83,000 per year), the governor informed her that if she doesn't like the pay scale of teaching, then she doesn't have to do it. Right on!

Christie/???? 2012? I'll vote for that. (Although I gather that 2016 is more likely.)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dear Chris Christie, Can I Give You a Kiss?

And I mean that in the most hetero way possible. Allahpundit is eyeing Christie's chances in 2016. After viewing this clip I say why wait?

Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his 'confrontational tone'

Reporter: Governor, do you think this sort of confrontational tone can increase your odds of getting this through the legislature?

Christie: You know, Tom, you must be the thinnest-skinned guy in America 'cause you think that's a confrontational tone, then you should really see me when I'm pissed. That's not confrontational. You know, I love when people say they don't want to have argument. That's what we were sent here for.

They believe in certain things. They believe in bigger government, higher taxes, and more spending. Here it is! Bigger government, higher taxes, more spending. I believe in less government, lower taxes, and in empowering local officials who are elected by their citizens to be able to fix their problems. That may lead to a disagreement or two.

Now, I could say it really nicely. I could say it in the way that you all might be more comfortable with. You know, maybe I could go back to the last administration and I could say it in the way that you wouldn't even understand it. But the fact of the matter is, this is who I am, and this is who the people elected.

And so you guys want to continue to talk about this process stuff, about my "tone," my "combativeness." You know, we've got them standing in the doorway of the Senate saying they won't even hold a hearing on an enormously qualified supreme court nominee. But that's not "combative" or "confrontational." Of course not! You know? Only I'm combative or confrontational.

Listen, everybody plays to their part. This is who I am. Like it or not, you guys are stuck with me for four years. And I'm going to say things directly. When you ask me questions, I'm going to answer them directly, straightly, bluntly. And nobody in New Jersey is going to have to wonder where I am on an issue. I think they've had enough of politicians who make them wonder. Cause you know why most of the time they make them wonder, Tom? They make them wonder so they've got an escape hatch. So they have an escape hatch, and I'm not interested in escape hatches.

I came here to govern, not to escape. I came here to govern, not to worry about reelection. I came here to do what people sent me here to do. And so "blunt," "direct," maybe you might say "honest and refreshing." Maybe we could see that in your paper tomorrow.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Obama Nike Ad

Drudge has a link up right now that points to a National Enquirer story claiming that Barack Obama allegedly had an affair with one of his staffers named Vera Baker. Who knows if this is true or not, but ever since the National Enquirer broke the John Edwards cheating story, they cannot be entirely ignored.

No word yet on whether Nike intends to pull it's endorsement of the President.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tea Partiers are So Stupid...

... listen to how they quote the constitution verbatim. Also note how Rep. LoBiando (R-NJ) seems to be only vaguely familiar with the document he swore to support and defend.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lowly Blogger Gets Comment of the Week Mention on Daily Caller Story

According to The Daily Caller, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has had a rough weekend reporting on the Chile earthquake. Here's just one clip of his struggle.

There are two more equally compelling clips of Sanchez's prowess as a news anchor. Read the rest of the post at The Daily Caller and at the bottom you'll find the DC Comment of the Week:

"DC comment of the week: Sanchez has always had trouble with distances. When he drove drunk and ran over that guy in 1990 he could have sworn he still had a good 9 meters before he hit him. "

That's-a mine! If you want more moderately witty comments, be sure to follow Advocate4Change on Twitter.

For background on the story, one must understand that while Rick Sanchez worked at WSVN in Miami, he ran over a man, Jeffrey Smuzinick, who was crossing the street. Sanchez quickly drove off because, well, drunk people make stupid decisions like that. 

Oh did I forget to mention that part? Rick Sanchez was drunk at the time of the hit-and-run accident that left a man mortally wounded on the street. Smuzinick was paralyzed, but he held on for a few years until he died at the age of 36 thanks to Rick Sanchez and his affinity for cocktails. The reason the police knew he was drunk was because Sanchez returned to the scene of the accident several hours later. His blood alcohol level was .15, so unless he had a few drinks at home before coming back to the render aid (a few hours later, mind you), one can only assume Sanchez was well beyond the legal limit of .10 when he originally struck Smuzinick. 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hysterical Radio Gold - Glenn Beck Reads Letters from Children to Obama

This needs no introduction no explanation.

HT: The Right Scoop

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Olbermann to Dallas Tea Party: "I have lots of black friends."

Who honestly thought Olbermann would respond to the Dallas Tea Party's invitation to attend their event on Saturday? Well he did, and, as expected, he declined.

This is the significant portion:
"that will probably be a surprise to one of our regular daytime news anchors and one of our nighttime newscasters, and the two part-time newscasters, and the dozen minority anchors and reporters who often join us from the broadcast NBC network, and the seven salaried contributors to MSNBC, to say nothing of the regular guests."

1 regular daytime news anchor
1 nighttime newscaster
2 part-time newscasters
12 anchors and reporters (from NBC, not MSNBC)
7 salaried contributors to MSNBC

These 23(!) people of color work for MSNBC (or NBC), yet not one of them appears on the MSNBC lineup.

Where are you hiding them, MSNBC? At the back of the network's bus? Do you give them their own lunch counter, too? Oooooo Too soon?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dallas Tea Party Invites Keith Olbermann Out to Experience Diversity

You remember a while back when the Dallas Tea Party invited Janeane Gerafalo out to a tea party? Well they're at it again, this time inviting Keith Olbermann out of his all-white bubble at MSNBC to the tea party in Dallas on February 27.

Odds that he takes them up on the invite? Virtually nil. Odds that Olbermann continues making a fool of himself as he drives MSNBC's ratings into the basement? Well, that one's a lock.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oh no! Candidate for Texas Governor Debra Medina Wishy-Washy on 9/11 Truth

Debra Medina was doing so well. She was up 20 points in the polls since last month and might have overtaken Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, but the doors of political opportunity slammed quickly this morning during an interview with Glenn Beck. Here is the audio of the significant portion of the interview.

Well she didn't come out and say she's a truther, but she got pretty close. At least she didn't sign a petition, right? I suspect the Rick Perry campaign is already crafting their next ad.

Glenn Beck's producer said it best later in the show, "In the Texas Governor's race, if you want a 9/11 truther candidate, you just found one in Debra Medina." Ouch.

What do you think? Does something like this kill her chances?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Now Obama's Pretty Cool with Multimillion Dollar Bonuses for Wall St. Bankers

He's either losing his mind or he's a liar, but now Obama claims that he doesn't "begrudge" multi-million dollar bonuses given to "savvy" Wall St. bankers even though he used to refer to such bonuses as "obscene." Bloomberg reports:
Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said he doesn’t “begrudge” the $17 million bonus awarded to Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon or the $9 million issued to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, noting that some athletes take home more pay.

So what caused this sudden change of heart? The third paragraph might provide the answer:
“I know both those guys; they are very savvy businessmen,” Obama said in the interview yesterday in the Oval Office with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free-market system.”

As for most of the American people sharing Obama's new-found love of bank bonuses, he should check the ranks of his own party. Just a cursory listening of NPR on any given day will show you that the lefties out there do begrudge these types of bonuses.

But these guys are cool; Obama knows these guys. The question is this: How well does he know these guys? Does he know them "campaign contribution" well? Hmmm? He knows them could've-served-in-the-cabinet well, which is worth quite a bit these days.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Glenn Beck Smacks Down Joe Klein

I don't know how I missed this video last week that Mediaite called "The Best Fifteen Minutes of Glenn Beck Ever." Joe Klein claimed that the average American is just too dumb to understand the awesome awesomeness of the stimulus package. Tasty morsels of humor rain out of the Joe Klein pi├▒ata as Glenn lands blow after blow. It really is fifteen minutes long, and it really is worth every second of your time.

If you're looking for more examples of stimulus waste, check out this post from last spring highlighting some of the "shovel-ready" goodness. Or learn about how the stimulus paid $1.2 million for 2 pounds of ham.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Obama Establishes New Protocol: Bow to the Mayor of Tampa

Out of work climate scientists everywhere should devote their free time to discover the underlying reason that would cause a United States President to bow to a city mayor. It's gotta be some kind of disease or something.

A few of my theories are
  1. He's not spineless, but the spine that he does have is so weak it can only hold him upright for so long.
  2. Narcolepsy 
  3. He's fallen in love with the reflection in his perfectly shined shoes
  4. "Look! No bald spot!"

Two final questions:
What is your theory for what causes Obama to bow all the time?
And what exactly is going through the Admiral's mind who is standing next to the President?

(via: Weasel Zippers)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Change Barack!

I was so busy yesterday that I forgot to wish Change Barack a happy one-year anniversary. I want to say thank you to everyone who reads Change Barack. You guys keep me motivated to stay on top of things in the world of politics almost as much as seeing the ever-declining poll numbers of President Obama.

By the way, did you hear he would lose in a head to head race with Huckabee? Yeah. I don't presume to believe this blog has had any significant impact on the political scene over this past year, but when you consider that the Tea Party movement was not even a concept a year ago, it helps you realize that the seemingly insignificant grassroots can move the world. Keep up the good work.

I appreciate each of you who reads the items I post here, and although the frequency of my posts have fallen off in recent months due to some family responsibilities (all good stuff, don't worry!) I enjoy reading your comments and learning from you all.  Year two has begun and hopefully Change Barack will be made obsolete in 2012. Stay strong everyone!

Let's take a look back at the 5 most popular posts from this past year.

5. Let the Eat Steak

Remember when the Obama's enjoyed their Valentine's Day dinner... in Chicago. The First Couple's date night caused the ailing American tax payer a cool $300,000.

4. 3 Indications that Barack Obama Hates England

The most astounding thing about this post is that it still gets hits from people who Google the phrase "Why does Barack Obama hate England?" While the events that first caused us to ask this question seem quite distant now, the sentiment still seems to resonate with some users on the web.

3. The Tea Parties are Gaining Traction

In March, who knew what a modern Tea Party even was much less the impact they would have on races nation-wide a few months later? Since then thousands of people have gotten involved in politics at ever level of government. Despite being demonized as "racists" and "angry mobs" the Tea Party movement has stayed strong and continued to hold its footing.

2. 4 Shocking Things Obama Wants You to Pay For

The $800 billion stimulus package was one of the first harbingers of what this administration would present to this nation. Coasting on the back of residual anger of the economic collapse of 2008 and some very undeserved goodwill provided by the American people, the stimulus package passed relatively easily through the Democratic congress into the waiting signing hand of Barack Obama. Nowadays the stimulus is almost universally recognized a waste-filled pork bill, as we were telling the American people from day one. I guess you have to actually go out and waste $800 billion dollars before you realize that wasting $800 billion on stupid stuff is a bad idea.

1. Top 20 Tea Party Signs

People wanted ideas for signs to make for their local Tea Party events, so I posted this list of a few of my favorites. Several other blogs linked to it as the July 4 Tea Parties were ramping up and just before the 9-12 march on Washington. It's interesting to see the signs that would still be relevant at a Tea Party today and which ones were specific to the events taking place a few months ago. (This was early in my blogging careers, so the dead links to the images also taught me to host them myself just to keep the links alive better.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Obama's Response to Reid WAY Nicer than his Response to Ferraro

Okay, maybe the Trent Lott comparison isn't a perfect analogy (it still works, if you ask me though). Here's an example of how Obama and his people responded when Geraldine Ferraro said, "“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position, and if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept." Note that Ferraro said nothing about his lack of "Negro dialect."

There are two ways to respond to this. Either we point out that Obama only gives passes on racism when he needs the source of the racist comment to pass his pet health care bill.

Or maybe Obama was rougher on Geraldine Ferraro because she's a woman. The sexist. Why does he hate women so much?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ray Stevens Takes on Obamacare

Ray Stevens is one of those guys who writes songs that are kind of ridiculous sometimes. He's nowhere near the genius of Weird Al, but he still has some timelessly awesome songs. Considering political shifts, this one falls short of timeless, but it hits awesome with a surgical strike.

In case you miss the reference of the pacemaker vs. pain pill at the beginning of the video, Obama can fill you in. Watch the video.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Democrats, Oh How I Loathe Thee, Let Me Count the Lies

Pelosi responds "There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail" and "there has never been a more open process for any legislation in anyone who serves here's experience."

They just keep proving Joe Wilson right. "You lie!"