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Obama leads like he plays basketball, we can do better!

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Reggie Love, the man by President Barack Obama’s side for two years in the White House, said the president leads like he plays basketball. It is a very interesting analogy but having never seen our president play basketball, I wasn’t sure if it was complimentary, insulting, or exactly what that meant. I have seen video clips of him playing golf and throwing a baseball and I know that was not pretty. Love himself offered little clarification citing only the president’s well documented cool demeanor and his competitive nature. Seeking further clarification, I sought to gain insight from some other reference, I than found a very recent article from Tucker Max. Tucker attended the University of Chicago from 1995 to 1998. This happened to coincide with the period that Barack Obama was a lecturer at the law school. During this time, Max claims that he played basketball with Obama probably 500 times. If anyone could tell us with specificity how Obama plays basketball, it was this guy.

Mr. Max did not disappoint. In his article “”What it’s like to play basketball with Obama”, he breaks down Barry’s game in detail. The Obama basketball scouting report states that;

“First thing: He’s a solid basketball player, one of the best professors who played with us. He’s not great, but he isn’t just out there for show. He can play a little.”

“But I didn’t fear him at all, not as a defender or an offensive player. I knew I could check him. I knew he couldn’t stop me. I couldn’t leave him as a defender and roam the perimeter for steals, but if I stayed close to him, I would shut him down without much problem, and that was true for most of the undergrads who were good.”

“I do remember that he had a good understanding of the game. He knew when to backdoor cut, how to pick and roll, when to take his man away so you could drive, how to block out for rebounds, etc. And he would hit open jumpshots if left alone. He was not some doofus out there trying to get exercise. He understood the basics of basketball very well, which is better than most people who play pick-up. Just this knowledge of the game made him fun to play with.”

“But the thing is, even though he knew the basics and could execute them, his performance wasn’t anything beyond that. He didn’t have what basketball players call ‘old man game.’ Old guys who have that know every trick, use every advantage, and kill your youth and quickness with their guile and strength. That wasn’t Barack. He would beat you if given space, but if you played even half decent defense on him, you could take him out of the game.”

“He played point guard a lot, but I don’t remember him as a dominant court leader, controlling the flow of the game. I cannot ever remember him being anything other than a solid player, someone who understood the game well and did most of the right things, but never did much of anything to stand out. I can’t think of a game winning shot he hit, or a game he just took over, or anything like that. Then again, I can’t think of him blowing a game either, or making some horrible mistake. He was just a very good role player to have on your team.”

So there you have it, doesn’t sound like the kind of person you want leading the most powerful nation in the world, does it? Sure. he would be fine as the mayor of some medium-sized city or even the dictator of some banana republic, but not the leader of the free world.

The funny thing is that Tucker Max then makes a statement that is eerily similar to the folks I have been seeing in the latest political ads. You know, the ones with various individuals, I think they are called “switchers”, who had voted for Obama in 2008 but are now going to vote for Romney due to their disappointment in Obama’s performance and policies. Listen to how Mr. Max, like the “switchers”, anticipated much more from Obama than he ever delivered.

“Weirdest thing about him — I always thought he would be better than he was. I mean, here was this guy, in good shape, relatively young (mid 30s at the time, I think) clearly likes and knows the game, and is black (so there’s the quasi-racist assumption that he’s good at basketball)… but he was never that great. Even after I knew the limits of his game, I always half-expected one day he would just decide to turn it on and light everyone up, but it never happened. He had everything that you’d think would make him great, and he definitely looked the part, but he never really turned that look into serious production in an actual game. I saw so many people pick him first, and then get burned because he didn’t play up to that pick.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

$500,000 of stimulus cash spent to air Obama ads during Olbermann, Maddow shows

The Washington Times is reporting that some of your hard earned tax dollars, about $500,000 was doled out to the Presidents favorite cable channel to run ads promoting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows.

The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.

Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.

The firm ultimately negotiated ad buys for “two approved spots” airing 14 times per week for two months on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” according to a project report, which listed the number zero under a section of the report asking how many jobs had been created through the stimulus contract.

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

Obama’s America 2012: 24+/- Hours in Chicago. 30 Shot. 7 Dead So Far. But Gun Laws Live.

Update:  I heard back from the author of the story and he clarified that all of this occurred within a 12 hour period, not 24 as my title suggests.  I told you I was confused.  This all happened between 8:20pm Saturday and 8:00am Sunday.

 

From the Chicago Tribune.

At least 30 people have been shot since 6:20 p.m. Friday, 7 of them fatally.

“At least 30”?  There could be more, but the chaos and violence is so severe that an accurate accounting is too onerous.  30ish.  Good enough.  This was the figure  posted at the Chicago Trib at 5:54 Central tonight.

We get better body counts out of Syria.

This is Obama’s vision for your future.  This is a land where legal gun ownership is  non-existent and the cops know better than to go out at night.

Well, not in a deterrent sense.  More like a ‘let me put up the yellow tape and do a chalk outline around the latest victim’ sense.

The article goes on to chronicle the “known” deaths and other mayhem that ensued that night in Obama’s Chicago.  It seems that many of the victims were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Here’s a little flavor of the many shooting events that occured in Obama’s Chicago since Friday.  I couldn’t possibly put the whole blotter in this post.

 man walking in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street was shot about 2:10 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side, police said. The 29-year-old was shot in the groin and taken to Sacred Heart Hospital, a couple blocks north, before being transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital. He told police he heard shots and felt pain.

A 20-year-old man was shot about 1:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of South Winchester Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Police said the man was in stable condition but didn’t have any other details available.

Just before 1 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the back and is in stable condition at Swedish Covenant Hospital, police said. He was shot near the intersection of Albany and Lawrence Avenues in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side but additional details weren’t available.

A 33-year-old man suffered a graze wound in the hip about 12:30 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side. He was walking when someone stepped out of a light-colored sedan and started shooting. The shooter fled southbound in the car, police said. The 33-year-old was treated at the scene.

About 11:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man shot in the chest was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center by a friend. He was shot in the 5600 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. He was sitting on a porch when someone approached on a bicycle, dismounted, and started shooting. The victim is in critical condition at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Three people were shot in the 3800 block of South Princeton Avenue about two blocks south of U.S. Cellular Field in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. An 18-year-old man was shot eight times in his “lower extremities,” police said, and a 29-year-old woman suffered a through-and-through wound to her buttocks. A 26-year-old man “self transported” to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the stomach but police said he will likely be transferred to Stroger hospital, where the other two were taken.

Read the whole thing.  I have to confess that there is so much violence here I cannot track the exact time line.  I have written the author of the piece for clarification as to the start/stop times of his reportage.

Why would anyone willingly live there or subject their loved ones to such danger and depravity? And why would anyone willingly vote for a Democrat party that ushers in this sort of insanity?  And why would anyone vote for the Chicago-ization of America as a whole?

But, do you know what the real problem is?

Mitt Romney won’t release his tax records.

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2012 in Barack Obama, Election 2012

 

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Obama’s Iowa Bud Light photo-op costs Beer Tent owner $25,000

From the Des Moines Register

Was the beer cup half full or half empty?

President Barack Obama’s impact on what is arguably the Iowa State Fair’s most storied watering hole has become a morning-after mini-debate over the breakfast bacon ­ thanks to a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley, as well as fairgrounds chatter.

Obama’s fair stop Monday evening required shutdown of the popular Bud Tent, the heart of fairgrounds nightlife at the intersection of E. 33rd Street and Grand Avenue. Fairgoers eager to greet the president were ushered inside, screened and scanned by the Secret Service and penned in by yellow caution tape. The entire production required at least two hours, and the president’s sleek black coach bus pulled away from the Bud Tent by 8:30 p.m.

His Bud Tent was shut down at the most lucrative time of day, with a popular rock cover band, Hairball, about to perform at the Susan B. Knapp Amphitheater next door ­ with legions of thirsty fans.

“I was in a position to make a campaign donation against my will,” said Cunningham, a Republican.

A tweet from Grassley Monday evening, in the senator’s trademark abbreviated social media lingo, was one of the first signs of disgruntlement: “How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite.”

Cunningham said that the more accurate figure for what he likely lost in sales Monday night is $25,000.

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

Obama 2nd term economic plan – Federal Government to bail out and take equity positions in all U.S. manufacturing!

Yesterday, in two separate speeches, the President of the United States of America announced a bold and frightening plan to turn the Obama directed, flaccid economy around. In a second term, the Democrat nominee pledged to further transform this nation by taking extraordinary measures. Referring to his unprecedented action of bailing out, replacing management, and taking an equity position at General Motors and Chrysler he said, “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.”

The former inner city community organizer cited the manufacturing flight to China as a justification for this extreme policy change. In other words, in his opinion it is preferable to nationalize the manufacturing industry to keep them in the U.S.instead of reforming our current inhospitable business environment of over-taxation and over-regulation. This is right out of the Chavez/Castro playbook and it is alarming.

This shouldn’t be surprising coming from the same President who told the successful entrepreneurs that it was the government, not those individuals, that is responsible for that success and achievement. What is surprising is that this announcement comes right after the Office of Special Inspector General charged with safeguarding American taxpayers’ funds, while going after those that are defrauding the U.S. government, announced that Obama’s auto industry bailout resulted in taxpayer losses of $4.3 billion from General Motors Company  and $1.3 billion from Chrysler Group LLC. These losses are directly connected to the governments equity position and the poor price performance of the stock. Apparently Wall Street is not as bullish on GM as Obama.

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

Palin calls on Obama to fire his spokesstaff en masse.

Sarah Palin, disgusted with the despicable lies from the Obama campaign called for the president to fire Stephanie Cutter, Jay Carney, and Robert Gibbs. Citing their part in the lies surrounding the current ad from former Obama deputy press secretary Bill Burton’s pro-Obama super PAC linking Mitt Romney to the cancer death of an Indiana steel worker, whose job was bought out by Bain Capital years after Romney ceded control of the private equity firm.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

Let’s make this a one-term proposition on November 6th

Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s premier advocate for economic freedom with over 2 million members nationwide, today announced a nationwide ad buy that could top $6.7 million to expressly advocate the defeat of President Barack Obama.

These are unprecedented times, and AFP has made an unprecedented decision. Simply put, the stakes are too high, and this election is too important,” said Tim Phillips, AFP President. “President Obama’s economic policies have been a detriment to our nation’s economy, and the American people can’t afford another four years.

The television ad will air starting tomorrow for one week in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

President Calvinball – Virginia Attorney General compares the Obama Administration to cartoon characters

Citing the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law and executive branch agencies like the HHS and the EPA thinking they can issue burdensome regulations that trump the law the Attorney General made this analogy;

“Do you remember Calvinball? The rules of Calvinball were whatever Calvin said they were and Calvin made them up on the fly. Well, we have a president Calvinball”

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Barack Obama, politics

 

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Well, That’s Embarassing!!

It’s bad enough that Obama moved to a smaller venue in Jacksonville, FL, giving away only 3,000 tickets rather than the 9,000 the day before the election of 2008. It’s really, really bad when the Democrat Mayor of Jacksonville can’t make the event, either.

But it’s even worse, when you receive a greeting like this from the local townfolk.

Kudos to the people of Jacksonville for what they built.

 

Navy Seals Removed One Threat to America…

I just received this in an email. I don’t know where the sign is or who made the sign or who took the picture.

But I like it.

Alot.

H/T: Franklin

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2012 in Barack Obama, Election 2012

 
 
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