Obama cries: ‘Even I couldn’t impress Bob Dylan’

Well, so much for  ‘the times they are a’changin’.  Hats off to Dylan. Our poor narcissistic Prez, oh, the wound, the pain. Perfect. Better start getting use to it.

Bob Dylan remains splendidly reluctant to embrace efforts to turn him into part of the fusty establishment he once railed against.

That, at least, is the experience of President Barack Obama, who has revealed that he was given what amounts to the bum’s rush by the musician when he visited the White House to perform at a concert celebrating the leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

After performing, it was the same story. “He finishes the song, steps off the stage – I’m sitting right in the front row – comes up, shakes my hand, sort of tips his head, gives me just a little grin and then leaves. And that was it. He left. That was our only interaction with him.”

 Dylan, 69, was “sceptical” about performing his protest song “The Times They Are A-Changin” to the assembled dignitaries at February’s event. And while most musicians who perform for the most powerful man in the world ask for a “meet and greet” during their visit, Mr Obama told Rolling Stone magazine that Dylan refused to even speak with him. “He wouldn’t come to the rehearsal; usually, all these guys are practising before the set in the evening. He didn’t want to take a picture with me; usually all the talent is dying to take a picture with me and Michelle before the show, but he didn’t show up to that.”  More here at the Independent


U.S. apologizes for infecting Guatemalans with STDs – 1940s

Let’s be the “Ugly American”… Obama and his pals had to dig really, really deep today for a story to fit his view of America as the despised, neo-colonial power. If true, a terrible thing. But 60 years ago? It took a lot to find this gem. Let’s try to get all of Central America stirred up. Keep in mind this was during the period of the “progressives”… this was not a conservative doing if true. More propaganda material for those who hate. I mean, is there nothing this man and his czars will not stoop to? D’Souza was so right about Obama and his world view…take a look at  Obama’s Father and Problems Facing our Socialism. He appeared on Glenn Beck, and I hope everyone gets a chance to see the Vid and get his Book.

The United States apologized Friday for a 1946-1948 research study that purposely infected people in Guatemala with sexually transmitted diseases.

A statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called the action “reprehensible.”

“We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices,” the joint statement said. “The conduct exhibited during the study does not represent the values of the United States, or our commitment to human dignity and great respect for the people of Guatemala.” More at CNN

Harry Reid Doesn’t Like “Smelly Tourists”

It’s Friday– and chuckle time. Let’s take a ride in the way back machine and take a look at Harry Reid and his view of us knuckle draggers who come and visit congress. Sharon– this has the makings of another good ad.

Better yet, let’s throw Babs into the story.

Barbara Boxer’s $620 Million Air Freshener for Harry Reid

Sen. Chris Dodd: Can’t pass a tax plan: ‘Because we’re Democrats’

Hey, but we are going to get the blast out of our TV during commercials. Another bright bulb  we will bid adieu to this year.

No seriously, that’s the quote from the Boston Globe:

In the Senate, at least three moderates — Ben Nelson of Nebraska; Kent Conrad of North Dakota; and Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut — joined [Republicans] in saying tax cuts must be extended for everyone. When asked why his party could not agree on a plan, Senator Chris Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut, said simply, “Because we’re Democrats.’’

More at the Washington Examiner

Henry Waxman caves- Internet rules to be written Nov.30?


Here is a sleeper. Look out for this one. We have a date to worry about. November 30th-yes, lame duck session, that is when the FCC could make its autocratic move. Since Waxman took a bow, this opens up the gates for the FCC and its nasty Czar when it meets next month.

On Tuesday, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) introduced a draft internet regulation bill, which addresses web networks and delineates where exactly the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s authority over the internet ends and begins. On Wednesday, ranking member Joe Barton (R-Texas) declined to sign on to it. 

At which point Waxman pulled it, citing the lack of bipartisan support.  But he was not totally dismissive of a legislative solution coming to pass in the very near future saying that he may resurrect the bill later. Immediately after that, however, he followed that statement with this one:

“If our efforts to find bipartisan consensus fail, the FCC should move forward under Title II.  The bottom line is that we must protect the open internet.  If Congress can’t act, the FCC must.”

That’s an incredible concession: Waxman effectively stated that he would readily yield his proper authority – as a legislator and Chairman of the relevant Committee – to the FCC and its proposed internet power grab should a congressional solution not be rapidly reached.

An FCC autocratic move that could take place as soon as November 30th – its next monthly meeting after the current comment period on the issue ends.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: Here

Van Jones and his take on life

 Good catch from the Conservative Hideout  … and penned some good scribbles:

“At first look, this is a classic example of scare tactics.  You know, the Republicans are going to starve the old folks and freeze the children.  Or is that freeze the old folks and starve the children?  I always get that mixed up!”

But the real devil is in the details, to quote Ross Perot.  Listen carefully to Mr. Jones talk about “running your communities,”  ”running your family, ” “running your life,” and “controlling your children’s future.”


“Well, I think the most important thing for us to understand is that sometimes you vote your hopes… and sometimes you vote your fears. In 2008, we where able to vote our hopes, we were able to stand together, across party lines, across racial lines, really for the first time in American history- and say “we want to go in a new direction”.
And as the President has said, “that was a changing-of-the-guard… now we have to guard the change“.
And, the challenge we have now is, is that…, this that this election is feeling more fear-based, and, uh, what we got to realize is, that is… support us, because if you think things are bad now, just wait until these people screaming at these TEA Party events are in charge of your government, actually in charge of your life, actually in charge of your kids’ future, that is… maybe you’ve got some hope-fatigue, but you’ve got plenty of reason to be fearful enough (laughs)- to stay involved, to get involved.  
I don’t think you want the TEA Party running your community, running your family, running your government.” 
-Van Jones
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