Who wouldn’t want to spend their weekend watching a drunk guy singing Bohemian Rhapsody in the back of a police car? I say, count me in!
To cleanse the palate, via NBC, this one’s burning up Twitter and will be mega-viral by tomorrow so get in on the ground floor now. Apparently there does exist a rare twilight state of drunkenness in which you’re bombed enough to get arrested yet not so bombed that you can’t perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety. The most magical moment: At 1:30 when he re-creates the tinkling piano and then launches into an impassioned “mamaaaaaaaaaa.” You’re going to be famous, kid. For something you don’t even remember doing.
I wonder if Abraham Lincoln ever sat around blaming the Civil War on Buchanan because of the high level of tension he inherited from the previous administration.
No wait, Lincoln was actually a leader who was busy saving a country…
Biden and Obama however, have plenty of free time to dream up excuses as to why they are abject failures.
From CNS News:
At a campaign event in Iowa on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden blamed the continuing high level of unemployment in the United States on what he called “this God-awful recession we’ve inherited.”
According to the non-partisan National Bureau of Economic Research, the last recession began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009—just five months into President Barack Obama’s term in office.
In the 33 months since the recession ended, according to the NBER, the U.S. economy has been in a period of expansion. One of the current members of the NBER committee that determines when recessions begin and end is Christina Romer, who formerly served as chairperson of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.
See that? Republicans can swallow their pride every now and again, to give credit where it’s due…
The Republican National Committee took advantage of Obama’s embarrassing budget plan, which went down in the House yesterday to a 414-0 vote. It likely will go down as his “greatest bipartisan achievement”.
The video, titled Zero Votes, can be seen below…
Methinks she’s not quite sure of the meaning of the word ‘literally’. Literally.
AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker solved the case of the Trayvon Martin shooting by telling the Daily Caller that what caused his death was “conservative, right-wing policies”.
“The same folks who want to kill workers’ rights in the work place are the same folks who want to kill voters’ votes … and now they are literally supporting legislation that is literally killing our children.”
Baker told TheDC that conservative policies, like Florida’s “stand your ground” law — which states that an individual has the right to defend himself if he feels that his life is in imminent danger — are to blame.
“When you look at whose behind it, you find that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a very conservative think tank comprised of corporations and very conservative representatives at the state level are behind this.”
Say, you know who has also been accused of being responsible for somebody’s death? Baker doesn’t have to look far to find the President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka.
From Freedom @ Work:
As president of the United Mine Workers (UMW) union, Trumka led multiple violent strikes. Trumka’s fiery rhetoric often appeared to condone militancy and violence, especially against workers who dared to continue to provide for their families by working during a strike. As a Virginia judge ruled in 1989, “violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union.”
Take the murder of Eddie York, a nonunion contractor, who was shot in the back of the head and killed while leaving a worksite in 1993. Trumka and other UMW officials were charged in a $27 million wrongful death suit by Eddie York’s widow.
Michelle Malkin adds:
… when it comes to terrorizing workers, Trumka knows whereof he speaks.
Meet Eddie York. He was a workingman whose story will never scroll across Obama’s teleprompter. A nonunion contractor who operated heavy equipment, York was shot to death during a strike called by the United Mine Workers 17 years ago. Workmates who tried to come to his rescue were beaten in an ensuing melee. The head of the UMW spearheading the wave of strikes at that time? Richard Trumka. Responding to concerns about violence, he shrugged to the Virginian-Pilot in September 1993: “I’m saying if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned.” Incendiary rhetoric, anyone?
A federal jury convicted one of Trumka’s UMW captains on conspiracy and weapons charges in York’s death. According to the Washington, D.C.-based National Legal and Policy Center, which tracks Big Labor abuse, Trumka’s legal team quickly settled a $27 million wrongful death suit filed by York’s widow just days after a judge admitted evidence in the criminal trial. An investigative report by Reader’s Digest disclosed that Trumka “did not publicly discipline or reprimand a single striker present when York was killed. In fact, all eight were helped out financially by the local.”
Perhaps Ms. Baker would do well to look in-house before making wild claims about a case in which little has been proven. May we also suggest the purchase of a dictionary to look up the word ‘literally’.
As Gateway Pundit says, it’s an Obama world now…
From a site called – I kid you not – Unicorn Booty:
Nicole Jodice’s sweet, sweet boo raises a gay pride flag above a U.S. military base while stationed in Afghanistan. Not a hoax! Not a photoshop illusion. Nicole assures us this is the real deal, baby!
A bottomless well of gratitude and admiration to not only the LGBT members of the military across the globe, but the incredible straight allies that literally wave the flag for equality wherever they go. We’re absolutely humbled and inspired by your support. Thank you!
Equality doesn’t appear to go both ways however.
In November, Politico reported that a Christian cross had been removed from an army chapel…
A large cross that had been prominently displayed outside a chapel on an isolated military base in northern Afghanistan was taken down last week, prompting outrage from some American service members stationed there.
“We are here away from our families, and the chapel is the one place that feels like home,” a service member at Camp Marmal told POLITICO. “With the cross on the outside, it is a constant reminder for all of us that Jesus is here for us.”
“Not having it there is really upsetting,” added another. “I walk by the chapel daily on the way to chow and the gym, and seeing the cross is a daily reminder of my faith and what Jesus accomplished for me. It is daily inspiration and motivation for me to acknowledge my faith and stay on the right path.”
Camp Marmal is a German base that hosts NATO forces. The interfaith chapel in question is supervised by the U.S. Army.
The soldiers said they found great comfort in the chapel —and the cross visible outside. “Sometimes the Church and the ability to openly express religious views ultimately gets people through the deployments over here,” one told POLITICO by email.
You can openly express sexual views in the army, but religious views are apparently too controversial.
Now it’s Christians who have to live their lives in a closet.
Just kidding! The budget, which featured major tax increases while still adding trillions to the deficit, was defeated in the House by a margin of 414-0.
From the Washington Times:
President Obama’s budget was defeated 414-0 in the House late Wednesday, in a vote Republicans arranged to try to embarrass him and shelve his plan for the rest of the year.
The vote came as the House worked its way through its own fiscal year 2013 budget proposal, written by Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan. Republicans wrote an amendment that contained Mr. Obama’s budget and offered it on the floor, daring Democrats to back the plan, which calls for major tax increases and yet still adds trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade.
“It’s not a charade. It’s not a gimmick — unless what the president sent us is the same,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a freshman Republican from South Carolina who sponsored Mr. Obama’s proposal for purposes of the debate. “I would encourage the Democrats to embrace this landmark Democrat document and support it. Personally, I will be voting against it.”
But no Democrats accepted the challenge.
The budget is actually a gimmick – on the part of the President. The proposal was submitted in an attempt to placate his left wing base. He knew it would never be considered as a serious budget proposal, but now he can go back to his Occupy/Union goon base and say, ‘See? I tried to raise taxes. I tried to increase spending. And those DC insiders wouldn’t let me.’
Sad part is, his unthinking liberal followers will buy it even though his Democrat cronies in Washington did not.
414-0. That’s a rout.
Video: Dem Congresswoman Just as Concerned About Murdered White Girl as Trayvon Martin, But Can’t Remember Her Name
Might want to do a little research prior to feigning concern in an attempt to not look racist.
From The Blaze:
Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) insisted on CNN Wednesday that her colleagues‘ outrage over teen Trayvon Martin’s death was not solely because Martin was black — but faltered when asked to name the murdered “young white female” Brown said she was just as concerned about.
“Would you, would your fellow African American lawmakers be as concerned about this case if Trayvon wasn’t black?” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin asked.
Weasel Zippers provides a transcript:
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: Would you, would your fellow African-American lawmakers be concerned about this case if Trayvon wasn’t black?
Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) : Oh, let me tell you something. We had an incident in my area where a young, white female was, um, murdered, and I was just as concerned. Absolutely, I care about all of the children. You know…
Baldwin: What was her name?
Brown: The young lady that got killed?
Baldwin: Yes, ma’am.
Brown: In, um, in Orange County (looks off camera)
Baldwin: What was her name?
Brown: Yeah, yeah, the young lady that got killed.
Baldwin: Do you remember?
Brown: I don’t remember her name.
The media really wants you to believe a recovery is taking place – reality is painting a different picture.
Remember, the significant reason for the unemployment rate dropping or steadying is because people have abandoned any hope of finding a job, and have quit looking. It’s not because of job creation.
And now, read the report from the Daily Mail:
It makes for sobering reading.
In recent months the job market looked to be on the rise, offering hope that the economy might finally be getting back on track.
But data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly 20 per cent of America’s core workforce are out of a job.
After five years of struggles, it is a sobering reminder of how far the country still has to go.Two in 10 or 17 per cent of men aged 25 to 54 – traditionally the backbone of the workforce – are unemployed.
Just five years ago 88 per cent of prime-age men were holding down steady jobs. Going back to the 1940s through 70s more than 90 per cent were in employment.
More shocking still is the fact the number of 25 to 54-year-old men with a job (45.9 million) is actually lower than during the height of the recession, which ran from December 2007 to June of 2009.
Isn’t that what Occupy Wall Street is all about, a free ride?
While most average American’s would refer to this as ‘theft of services’, the Occupy slugs and their union counterparts staged a ‘subway fare strike’ in New York City this morning.
From the Occupy Wall Street website (emphasis mine):
This morning before rush hour, teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street, in conjunction with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union, opened up more than 20 stations across the city for free entry. As of 10:30 AM, the majority remain open. No property was damaged. Teams have chained open service gates and taped up turnstiles in a coordinated response to escalating service cuts, fare hikes, racist policing, assaults on transit workers’ working conditions and livelihoods — and the profiteering of the super-rich by way of a system they’ve rigged in their favor.
For the last several years, riders of public transit have been under attack. The cost of our Metrocards has been increasing, while train and bus service has been steadily reduced. Budget cuts have precipitated station closings and staff/safety reductions. Police routinely single out young black and Latino men for searches at the turnstile. Layoffs and attrition means cutting staff levels to the bare minimum, reducing services for seniors and disabled riders. At the same time, MTA workers have been laid off and have had their benefits drastically reduced. Contract negotiations are completely stalled.
The image above is of a semi-realistic looking sign that commuters saw in subway stations this morning. Gothamist has a rough transcript of the text on the bottom half which allegedly reads:
“The MTA is determined to make the highest profit off your commute. We apologize for the recent service cuts and fare hikes but they were necessary […] our friends on Wall Street. Enter this station for free through the service entrance. Be prepared for expanded free service until the resolution of contract negotiations in favor of TWU Local 100.”
So union workers are threatening the MTA to bow to their demands, or they and OWS will continue letting people ride for free? Isn’t that like a store worker asking a manager for a raise, and letting customers take items for free until the manager agrees?
New York Daily News reports the union’s support of OWS:
Transport Workers Union Local 100 is in contract negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which maintains its $16 billion budget has no extra dough for even cost-of-living increases.
Local 100 has come out in support of the OWS message that the working and middle classes have suffered because of the financial industry’s excesses and fraud.
A majority of Occupy fans on Facebook are loving the thievery with one saying, “I love it!!!! Rob the rich and feed the poor lol robin hood style.”
But at least one Occupier saw the stunt for what it is:
A real “fare strike” would be people walking to their destinations, not stealing rides. Yes, it is theft of services, and it’s exactly the kind of thing that feeds the anti-OWS lunatics — strikes me as a bad idea.
The real question is, what purpose would Occupiers have in a free subway ride? They’re not exactly heading out to their place of employment.
President Obama? No.
Eric Holder? No.
Think, real man…
Allen West condemned the recent $10,000 bounty placed by the New Black Panther Party on George Zimmerman’s head. Why? Because West is a born leader, and not a spineless racial reactionary like the President and Eric Holder.
Tell us, Mr. President – Where’s the beer summit? Where’s the request for toning down the rhetoric? Where is the denunciation of the bounty, or Spike Lee’s idiotic re-tweeting of what he thought was Zimmerman’s address?
You won’t see them, because the leader of the free world leads from behind.
Allen West leads from the front.
Here is West’s statement:
I vehemently condemn the bounty poster emanating from the New Black Panther Party putting a $10,000 ransom up for the capture of George Zimmerman and call upon the US Department of Justice to prosecute their actions, clearly a hate crime. We have seen this type of abhorrent behavior from this group previously in 2008 as part of a voter intimidation action, it is reprehensible. To openly solicit for the death of an American citizen, with reward, is not in keeping with the laws of due process which governs this Constitutional Republic. However, this is to be expected when irrational voices dominate our public dialogue and are fueled by an ideological driven media. I am concerned that that the tragic death of Trayvon Martin is being hijacked by malcontents.