READ BETWEEN THE LINES: What Obama was really saying at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner.


04.30.2012

What was once considered a great way to promote journalism education, the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD) was turned into a joke on everyone, including Obama himself.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Introduction 

Jimmy Kimmel leaped to the stage  like  a joker juggling balls of fire and launching them at people in the audience for 24 long minutes.

Anybody who was anybody was knocked down in a form of deprecating humor, including Obama himself with Kimmel greeting Obama with “Shalom”  and continuing throughout his speech throwing one liners at Obama while encouraging him to legalize marijuana and urging people to not engage in a nuclear war with Iran and demoralizing Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netaynuhu.

In mostly bad humor, Jimmy Kimmel had a few good ones liners against Obama.  “Remember, when the Country rallied around in the hopes of a better tomorrow, that was hilarious. That was your best one yet.”  With Obama shaking his head up and down while mouthing the words, “I know.”  and ” There’s a term for someone like Barrack Obama, not 2 terms but…’  as well as his only insightful comment of the night where he states that America “use to march but now we occupy.”

Hot Mic Alert

During a slight pause in the momentum of the evening, Jay Carney (Obama’s Press Secretary) rushes up to the stage and speaks into the microphone asking for Obama’s microphone to be turned off because it was “hot” (aka live).

Another  momentary pause.  Obama recently had a hot mic on him when he spoke with the Russians saying that he needs more time to succumb to their demands since it is election season.

Obviously, that was an attempt to make a difficult situation during election season into a joke.  As the old saying goes, when in times of deflecting, laugh and point fingers. Obama does both exceptionally well.

“Nobody would notice.’ 

Tonight was no exception. Obama’s voice booms into the room before his physical arrival, singing off key and slamming celebrities attending the event with a dose of humility by bashing himself on his grayed hair with an alarming statement,  “Right now, Im like a 5 on a Just for Mens scale. I think I could go to 6 and nobody would notice.”

Oddly, this is a view that many people feel Obama acts on a Presidential day to day basis with concern to domestic and foreign affairs. Case in point- Obama’s Unconstitutional invasion into Libya without Congressional approval and violating the Wars Powers Act or slipping a government mandated health insurance clause in a 2000+ bill of Obamacare.

Obama’s jokes about his public perception.

After Obama finished making fun of himself (which, come to find out will be much needed as a forerunner to his speech)- he walks onto an American flag-less stage and proceeds to be 2 faced. Literally.  He openly and warmly greets the same people that, two minutes, he called out.   Almost everyone laughs, as if it is hilarious.

Obama then launches into the concerns with his public image and instead of correcting or even justifying his behavior, he openly mocks the concerns by “reintroducing himself to the American People” by playing upon his poor approval rating  and public perception.

Obama jokingly comments that people blame him for blaming too many of his problems on Former President Bush and then, in the next sentence, blames Former President Bush for initiating the slippery slope of blame.

The entire speech was a series of deliberate mixed matches in speech in a more than obvious display of showmanship and acting ability.

Obama’s ‘reintroducing’ himself to the White House correspondents (journalists). 

While Obama  was ‘reintroducing himself’ in attempts to erase a negative image with his Presidency, Obama forcefully yet flippantly claims that his mother was born in Kansas, his father was born in Kenya and that he was born in Hawaii.  Obama’s deceptive smile while speaking and literal wink– left most of the audience laughing as if Obama was a stand up comedian in a past life.

Of course, people stop finding the humor in things when it looks like they are being ganged up on so, eventually, Obama turned the knife on himself and showed pictures of himself 4 years ago with a winning smile and a halo angelic effect and then 4 years later as a gray hair ridden downcast man (in attempts at a sympathy vote) and then in another 4 years, his looks were compared to the actor,Morgan Freeman. Which, again, resulted in laughter.

Obama jokes about the excessive and needless spending of the GSA.

Then, Obama jokes that he is a glad that the WHCD was not ran by the GSA (General Services Administrators) who was known for a lavish $830,000 price tag billed at the taxpayers expense.  Wasteful spending is not a joke and is part of the reason why our Country is in the serious financial difficulties that we are currently facing.

Backhanded compliments 

Obama had a way of giving out backhanded compliments, showing his ability to twist words into genuine and warm sounding compliments.  For example, congratulating the Huffington Post for winning the Pulitzer…. for not having authentic news,  linking to other websites and having a ‘great’ business model.

Obama admits to eating dog meat

Then, in an incredibly grotesque response that even left Michelle Obama looking incredulous, Obama slams Sarah Palin asking “Whats the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?” with the answer being, “that pit bulls taste delicious.. with a little soy sauce” which was an obvious attempt at humor at the admittance of Obama eating dog meat in the wilderness in attempts to take on the characteristics of the poor, forsaken dog, in Obama’s book, “Dreams of My Father”.

Then in a sense at another attempt at humor on a sickening subject of Obama eating the dog with his father and in attempts to laugh at himself (thus validating, all rumors that he really did eat a dog), Obama declares, “my step father always told me that it was a boy eat dog world out there!”

It wasn’t funny the first time and its definitely not funny the second time. Where is PETA’s outcry in this horrendous act of animal cruelty?

A dash of class warfare to add to the mix 

An Obama speech wouldn’t be complete without a dash of class warfare. Obama further cements Romney’s perception as a 1% thus engaging Obama in his class warfare tactics by mentioning that Romney would have bought the hotel where the dinner was being held as a ‘fixer upper’, then again when saying that due to Romney having 2 degrees from Harvard, he is classified a ‘snob’ and then again, when Obama stated that Romney went to see the newly released movie, the Hunger Games (where people brutally attack each other for corporate sponsorship) in to which Obama commented sarcastically, “I bet this was a change of pace for him” and that “I didnt see it, there was not enough class warfare (in it) for me.”

Which again, resulted in everybody rip roaring Obama-is-so-funny laughter that would pierce your heart if you heard it first hand.

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Afterward, Obama mock defended himself against a  false ‘Woof PAC’,  attacking Obama for mandating a dogs right to ride on the roof of  a car,  the ‘European dog socialism’, more government handouts, more government dependency, indoctrinating our children and the left wing social agenda::: all major concerns of the American People, Obama is laughing it off with a wave of his hands, a winning smile and a wink in the eye.

Literally. Obama was winking so much at the WHCD that you would think his contact lens was dry.  Obama’s leering smile and glimmer of mischief in his eye while he tells the American People exactly what he is going to do with his 2nd term while making it sound like a joke so that the White House Correspondents know how to spin it for Obama was sickening and an obvious front on the intelligence of American People.

Obama’s admittance of a “secret agenda” during his last term in office.

Laughingly, Obama states that the Republicans think that he is going to “unleash some secret agenda for the next 4 years” in to which he leans into the microphone and says very deeply, almost demonically, “you’re absolutely right” which resulted in more laughter from the audience. How is this funny? Isn’t anybody concerned with Obama’s admittance that he has a secret agenda? Remember, behind every joke there is at least an ounce in Truth.

Then Obama jokes that with his first term, he finished the war on Iraq and with his 2nd term, his war will be on Christmas.  Is there anybody taking Obama on a literal basis or are they charmed like a snake in a basket?

Hook, line and sinker.  

Will the people see through the fog and realize that Obama just admitted what his radical tendencies will look like in a 2nd term or will they take the bait- hook, line and sinker?

With all these jokes being flung about as if we were in a comedy club, one begs the question to be asked- “who is really the punchline?”

Watch the 2012 White House Correspondence Dinner and comment below as to your thoughts!

Copyright (c) 04.30.2012. All rights reserved.

As predicted, Rick Santorum enters the 2012 Presidential race.


As predicted, Rick Santorum enters the 2012 Presidential race.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) began his presidential campaign Monday in Pennsylvania by highlighting the former  2 term senator’s working-class roots. relating to “average Americans” and decrying President Obama for “devaluing” the country’s culture while relating to his most heartfelt constituent base;

“Our American journey started here in Somerset County,” Santorum told the crowd. “My grandfather came to this county way back in 1927.”

Santorum said his grandfather left Italy despite living in a “beautiful, little idyllic town in the mountains, right down on a lake” out of concern over Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime.

Santorum commented this his grandfather was equipped with an idea of high quality living and was driven by the line of thought: “I will not stand for this,’ and so he left, and he came here …  and he started in the coal mines.”

Santorum seems to take after his grandfather in his continuing line of thought that Obama has;

“Not just devalued our moral currency but  he has also devalued our culture.”

With once again, the Santorum generation not standing for less than ideal living conditions.

Afterward, Rick Santorum’s 7 seven children joined them on the stage where Santorum astonishingly comments  outloud, “I am one blessed man!”

Yes, Santorum may be blessed but it is the American people who are blessed to have a Republican nominee who has an ability to  protect the santitcy of life and of God’s written marriage.

Copyright (c) June 6, 2011. All rights reserved.

Eye on 2012 predictions


I called Newt Gingrich jumping into the 2012 race as well  John Thune, Hayley Barbour and Mike Huckabee not running, then it dawned on me- I should create a blog on my 2012 predictions. 😀

Here are my newest 2012 predictions.

– Sarah Palin will NOT run for the Republican nomination.

– Jeb Bush will NOT run for the Republican nomination.

– Michele Bachmann will run for the Republican nomination.

– Rick Perry will run for the Republican nomination.

– Jon Huntsman Jr will run for the Republican nomination and place his headquarters in Florida.

– Im torn on Lt Col Allen West, I pray he runs but it seems to be up to the people in his district as Lt Col Allen West stated that he would run if his constituents supported him.

Copyright (c) 05.18.11. All rights reserved.

Supremes Court ruling- Fla Gov Scott had authority to axe hi-speed rail, train likely dead


Two senators who challenged Fla Gov. Rick Scott’s authority to kill a high speed rail project failed to make their case, the Florida  Supreme Court ruled today.

Scott reiterated his rejection of $2.4 billion in federal stimulus funds for the project this morning in a telephone call with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, likely meaning the money will go to other states.

“The Governor is gratified that the court provided a clear and unanimous decision, he is now focused on moving forward with infrastructure projects that create long-term jobs and turn Florida’s economy around. He also spoke with US DOT Secretary LaHood this morning and informed him that Florida will focus on other infrastructure projects and will not move forward with any federal high speed rail plan,” Scott’s spokesman Brian Burgess said in a statement.

Sens. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, and Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, sued Scott for rejecting $2.4 billion in federal funds for the Tampa-to-Orlando project. They argued he violated the constitutional separation of powers by effectively overriding the legislature’s order that the the state create the high-speed rail system.

The court, which heard oral arguments on the fast-tracked case yesterday, rejected their argument in a one-paragraph unanimous ruling issued this morning.

“Based on the limited record before the Court and a review of the federal and state law relied on by the parties, the Court has determined that the petitioners have not clearly demonstrated entitlement to quo warranto, mandamus, or any other relief. Accordingly, the emergency petition is hereby denied,” the judges ordered.

Copyright (c) March 4, 2011. All rights reserved.

Rick Scott’s ironic “Let’s Get to Work” slogan and rejection of job creation.


Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich, D-Weston, chided Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday for his decision to turn down $2.4 billion in federal money for a high speed rail project connected Tampa to Orlando, saying that this would have created a lot of jobs and noted the irony of Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” campaign slogan.

“Since taking office, the governor has done a great job at shutting down transportation projects which would have kept employed or put to work thousands of Floridians.”

The decision to reject Washington’s offer to return billions in our tax dollars to pay the bulk of a high speed rail project between  Orlando and Tampa being the latest. ‘Let’s get to work’ is starting to ring hollow in the face of a resilient 12 percent unemployment rate,” Rich said.

Scott called Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood early Wednesday to let him know he would not accept the funds for the project, saying it was “too risky to taxpayers” because ridership and revenue estimates were “over-optimistic” and would mean taxpayers subsidize the annual costs.

While the risks and unknowns are duly noted, one cannot help to think that there will always be an excuse and negativity when something new is suggested. If the full cost has not been determined, why not? Before we totally reject it- let’s see the full facts and figures and means in which the rail will be annually funded.

There is a lot of speculation and for Scott to immediately right off the concept and to even further, not provide a “plan b” for use of the funding that the government was willing to give us is reproachable at a time where unemployment is staggering at a whopping 9%.

Copyright (c) February 16, 2011. All rights reserved.

Proposals put squeeze on Florida’s jobless and violates the US & Fla Constitution.


Job seekers surviving on unemployment benefits that top out at $275 a week aren’t the only ones facing a financial squeeze.

Business groups and Republican lawmakers point to dire finances for the state’s unemployment system, which has been sapped by an economic downturn that left more than 1 million Floridians seeking work.

Unemployment benefits are paid through an insurance system that gets little attention in good times. Employers pay a small premium every year, and workers who are laid off collect benefits.

However, with more people collecting unemployment in a weak labor market, and fewer employers paying into the system as businesses have failed, costs have soared. Two years ago, the minimum unemployment insurance premium for Florida employers was $8 per year per employee. This year, the minimum has soared to $72, and next year it’s expected to top $200.

Those skyrocketing costs led the Florida Retail Federation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to push for tighter limits on unemployment benefits.

“We want small businesses to hire people, not go out of business,” said state Sen. Nancy Detert of Venice FL, sponsor of a bill that would make it harder for some to collect unemployment checks. “We’re looking for abuses of the system so we don’t put small businesses who are hanging on by a thread out of business.”

Detert is suggesting that job seekers accept low-paying job offers. During the first 12 weeks of unemployment, they’d have to accept any job that paid at least 80% of their previous wage. After that, they’d have to take any job that paid at least as much as their unemployment benefits.

This is RIDICULOUS logic as it would put more strain on the family to accept the percentage of amount and find quality childcare at a reduced cost. You cannot impose this logic without having a supplemental child care plan.

Detert also would require unemployment recipients to submit to skills tests to determine whether they’ll appeal to employers.

Now here is something I can agree with. Skill tests would allow job seeking citizens an opportunity to find and focus on their strengths to better connect with hiring employers.

In addition to Detert’s Senate bill, a House bill introduced last week would shorten the duration of state unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks if the state unemployment rate falls below 9 percent. Florida’s jobless rate now stands at 12 percent.

And Governor Rick Scott has proposed requiring drug tests and community service of job seekers who receive unemployment benefits.

If the unemployment rate falls below 9%, I would support the concept of lessening unemployment benefit weeks. However, I disagree with Governor Scott proposal unless somebody drive out to the recipient’s house to administer the drug tests.

It would be unfair to require unemployed citizens to come out to get drug tested when the price of gas is so high and most of the time, these unemployed citizens do not have two cents to rub together.  Not to mention that it is in direct violation of Florida’s Constitution Article 1, Section 12 and the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution.

Proponents of tighter rules say they’re not trying to punish the unemployed.

The intent is to weed out the system such as the example of unemployed people collecting benefits even though they’ve been fired for stealing from their employers or for failing drug tests, or even though they voluntarily quit their jobs. The push in Tallahassee aims to weed out the unknown number of Floridians who collect benefits when they shouldn’t.

I understand money is tight but we cannot unjustly squeeze Florida’s unemployment fund during a time of teetering recession/depression.

I am supportive of cuts to wasteful and abusive parts of our state’s unemployment but to require that people accept 80% of their normal pay and not provide quality childcare or require unemployed citizens to drive to take a drug test in order to qualify for unemployment is ludicrous and morally irresponsible.

To contact Senator Nancy Detert of Venice FL and tell her not to push a “work” program that doesnt have adequate and quality child care coverage which puts our children at risk, please call: (941) 480-3547.

To contact Governor Scott and ask him not to require unemployment recipients to get drug tested as it is against the 4th amendment of the US Constitution and the 1st Article/Section 12 of Florida’s Constitution, please call: (850) 488-7146.