One of my unhealthy indulgences is hanging out at left-wing websites and seeing what the liberal minions have to say on the issues of the day. It is absolutely amazing how well programmed some of these Obamabots are in responding to the revelations that the Obama administration has expanded it’s snooping deep into the lives of everyday Americans. From the very same people who were in hysterics over the Bush administration’s program of monitoring foreign enemies, we now have Obama lovers twisting themselves into pretzels trying to justify the Obama administration putting the Surveillance State on steroids.
Well, not all lefties are blind to any wrong as long as it comes with a (D) after the name. Witness three of Obama’s biggest Hollywood supporters now calling evil is as evil does.
What is this, North Korea? We are so inundated with so much info and so many problems – we have given up caring. pic.twitter.com/gVrpsFscdS
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 7, 2013
"The administration has now lost all credibility."—NY Times. I agree. http://t.co/8KlQR2bgPb
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 7, 2013
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 11, 2013
You want to talk about having fallen out of love, John Cusack even goes on to say, Obama’s not just as bad as Nixon, he’s worse.
Well past in terms of presidential powers -an imperial presidency that ‘d make Nixon blush @BellaSpirito777: Obama becoming the next Nixon”
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 11, 2013
It was just yesterday as I was driving to work that I heard an ad on the radio touting how 5-Hour Energy had sold one-and-a-half billion bottles of their energy shots. Today, after 1.5 billion bottles sold, someone finally released a study on the energy drink.
Despite the “special blend” of ingredients, energy drinks work no better than ordinary caffeine at helping us pay attention, a new study suggests. “A lot of people take the energy drinks because they think they have that extra boost over caffeine,” said study researcher Chelsea Benham, a student at Centre College in Danville, Ky. But the study shows “there’s really no difference,” Benham said.
source: Live Science
I tend to go for the big cans of energy drink and I always wondered if the taurine and the ginseng and all the other exotic sounding ingredients listed on the cans actually did anything . . . this study suggests they don’t.
The article goes on to say that the 215 milligrams are equal to the amount of caffeine in two cups of coffee, the only difference being that with 5-Hour Energy, the caffeine gets into your system quicker as you down it in a single shot.
Turns out that little box of NoDoz at the 99-cent store has just about 56 bottles of 5-Hour Energy in it.
Here’s an interesting read about “the mysterious monk”, Manoj Shargava, the billionaire behind those little $3 bottles of caffeine. I like the part where he keeps a “graveyard” of bottles of all the competitors he’s knocked off the market.
It is an absolute freak show over at MSNBC, no doubt about that, but as nutty as most of that channel’s fruit cakes are, one man is taking his brand of crazy to levels unmatched by his peers.
Behold the horror of one man and his chronic obsession with race:
How can you not marvel at a guy who starts by claiming that those who see the president as having a hand in the IRS gestapo techniques are doing so “despite the complete lack of any evidence”, and then, DESPITE THE COMPLETE LACK OF ANY EVIDENCE, he goes on to accuse all who dare question this president as being racists!
You know how you tell who the real racist is? It’s the guy who thinks everyone else around him is a racist.
While most of us are trying to bring forth a color blind world, in Martin Bashir’s world, he sees nothing but race. This guy is so completely sick with his race obsession, even Adolph Hitler tunes in from hell saying, “Please, enough with the race already!”
Hey Bashir, there was another man named Martin, a man much greater and wiser than you, and he once dreamed of an America where people would be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
Every day that MSNBC gives a loon like Bashir a platform to repeatedly pull the race card like some deranged version of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, they are actively working to pull us farther and farther from the dream of Dr. King.
Today the NFL and the sports world as a whole lost one of the all-time greats. Deacon Jones passed away here in Orange County, California at the age of seventy-four.
Deacon Jones was one bade dude, and I say that with all the respect in the world. Deacon may have struck more fear into the hearts of quarterbacks than any other man who ever lined up on defense, and he would make just about anybody’s short list of greatest defensive players in NFL history. He invented the term “sack”, as in sacking the quarterback and while the NFL didn’t officially start counting sacks as a statistic until 1982, it’s said that if the old films were to be gone over, Deacon Jones would hold the record by a large margin as the NFL’s all-time leader in sacks.
(Hey NFL, it would be pocket change for you to hire retired officials to go year by year over all the film from all the games and give credit where credit is due to all the defensive players who played in the years before 1982.)
In honor of the man, today I pulled off the bookshelf The Book of Deacon. It’s a great little gem of a book compiled by John Klawitter that has the wit and wisdom of Deacon Jones. It was too hard to narrow it down to a top ten list, I’m hoping with the plug, this list will still constitute “fair use”. This is just a small sampling and the book is well worth the purchase.
#25 – There are all kinds of smiles. On the football field I mostly used the one where the hawk spots the dove. – Deacon Jones, when kidded about never showing a sunny disposition during the game. (See photo.)
#24 – You hear all this stuff about inner peace. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with it, but I say, hit that line hard. Crack that book . . . Do your very best all the time and inner peace will take care of itself. The Deacon guarantees it. – Deacon Jones on the relative value of hard work versus meditation.
#23 – When it comes to your life’s work, you can’t take yourself too seriously. Even Jesus had an occasional joke with the boys, take walking on water, for instance . . . but there’s a time and place for fun. Jesus never faltered when it came time to tip over the money stalls or to take his hard walk up the mountain. – Deacon Jones on taking yourself seriously.
#22 – If you feel like you want to die, it’s time to sit down and make a list of all the things you haven’t done yet. – Deacon Jones talking about despair.
#21 – I believe that if you die trying to be your best, the world is still a better place.
#20 – I reserve the right to change my mind. But once I decide on something, I’m going to need a good reason to switch. – Deacon Jones on setting a course.
#19 – I did come up with the term “sack” to describe the devastation I was bringing on the poor, cringing quarterbacks in the NFL. “Sack the quarterback.” That was nice. I thought it was lots better than saying, “Jones tackles the QB behind the line for another loss of yardage . . . ” It had a ring to it, and it caught on with the sports writers. But I tell you, doing it was a lot more fun than talking about it.
#18 – When I flew from Orlando to Los Angeles in 1960, I sat next to a guy from Disney who was paying 75¢ an acre for land. I thought he was some special kind of fool . . . and since they built the park, history has proven there was a fool sitting in one of our seats.
#17 – First, you’ve got to get the job. “Yeah, I can do it,” I would say. When I was a kid, I could do anything. Lucky nobody ever asked me if I could fly a jet plane.
#16 – Know the difference between famous and great. – Deacon Jones, chiding a novice sportswriter who called him a famous football player.
#15 – When I was a teenager, I was so dumb my mamma knocked me off the porch with a broom. You wish you had so good a mamma. – Deacon Jones on a parent’s right to punish their children.
#14 – Somebody told me when Abe Lincoln was a young man, studying by firelight, he said, “I will work hard. I will prepare myself. And my time will come.” And you know, that’s exactly what I said about myself and football . . . What do you think? Were Abe and I both just lucky ducks?
#13 – How can you possiblybe sympathetic to every fool on the planet? Just the other day, I heard a man whining about his hopeless love of cross-dressing. Call me unenlightened, but I started to laugh. – Deacon Jones on his own impatience with political correctness.
#12 – I never was very big on praying for victory. For God to give a big win to the Denver Broncos, wouldn’t He have to take it away from somebody else, say, the Green Bay Packers? – Deacon Jones remarking on certain players making a public showof their religious faith on the field.
#11 – And so now you think society is to blame for the mess you made of yourself? – Deacon Jones on whiners.
#10 – The only thing Native Americans ever did better than the rest of us is spirituality. Of course, that’s everything, isn’t it?
#9 – A nation that spends billions to fix international problems will not have much left over for the victims of tornadoes in Oklahoma.
#8 – You are one of a kind, one in a billion, an incredible unique individual. The problem is, so is everybody else.
#7 – It took me a long time to figure out that real big-time success comes from taking lots of small, ordinary steps in the right direction. And you can’t ever take the next step until you take the first.
#6 – You’ll find your life greatly simplified if you only worry about stuff you can fix.
#5 – Be patient with the negative people of the world. Take a moment to think how they are helping you clarify your own thinking and firming your own resolve. Then headslap them out of your way.
#4 – The problem a guy who lies all the time faces is he never can tell when anybody else is telling the truth.
#3 – The only rules not meant to be broken are those of love and virtue.
#2 – Memory is what you did. Life is what you’re doing.
#1 – All men are created equal. After that, it’s up to you.
Exactly 40 years from when the senate hearings brought the Watergate scandal to the forefront of the national consciousness, Barack Obama finds his administration now being exposed for the widespread abuses they’ve engaged in over their own four-and-a-half years in power.
The similarities between the two administrations are striking. Consider this quote from the Watergate tapes where Nixon discusses the kind of IRS commissioner was looking for:
I want to be sure that he is a ruthless son of a bitch, that he will do what he is told, that every income tax return I want to see, I see.
Now that we know the IRS engaged in a widespread campaign of targeting innocent Americans for their political beliefs, now that we know this president, in just one term, met with his IRS commissioner more than every other president combined, you’d have to be straight-up plum crazy to imagine that Obama wasn’t the orchestrator of the IRS gestapo techniques.
Well guess what? Those plum-crazy obama lovers really do exist! While 76% of Americans want a special investigator to look into the IRS abuse of power and 7% of Americans are so clueless they can’t even give a response other than “I don’t know”, fully 17% of Americans are so far gone with their Obama as Messiah worship, they don’t think a special investigator is needed and they’re honestly are trying very hard to spin those 157 visits:
it’s important to know why Shulman was at the WH. My guess is it had a lot to do withthe implementation of Obamacare, and nothing whatsoever to do with the Obama-hating right’s delusional fantasy of a “IT’S WORSE THAN WATERGATE!!!!!!!!!” conspiracy.
First, that’s a frightening thought to imagine that the enforcement and punishment of Americans who dare not purchase government mandated health insurance is going to take 157 visits to sort out, but sorry, without having HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in attendance, these discussions were not about the implementation of Obamacare. Nice try, but Sebelius was there at the White House less than 50 times.
Other Obamabots might suggest it was about routine revenue issues, perhaps he was there to talk about Treasury issues and deficit reduction . . . Sorry, but those are meetings that would surely require Geithner to be involved in as well and the tax cheat that runs the Treasury visited even less than Sebelius.
There is only one logical conclusion that can be drawn from an unprecedented 157 visits and all the evil and abusive tactics the IRS used to trample dissent in America – Barack Obama was both the architect and orchestrator of this assault on the core of American democracy.
Barack Obama’s agents in the media will do everything they can to ignore the evidence and bury their master’s role in the IRS abuses. It’s up to you and me then to ride these lame mules of the mainstream media and beat them into moving forward with the story. Stop playing the role of Obama State Media and do the job you’re supposed to do as investigative journalists and give these scandals the very same coverage they deserved when Nixon was president.