Diplomats From 11 Countries Walk Out On Ahmadinejad’s Speech

I would call the guy  a b.s. artist, but that would do  a great disservice to b.s. artists.

Hot Air Reports:

The eleven, according to a European source: Argentina, Australia, Britain, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand … and the United States. I assume our guys wouldn’t have bolted without the White House’s approval, so kudos to The One for showing a bit of principle.

Honestly, I chalk it up to “me too-ism” more than principle, myself. After all, Obama wants to meet with this guy still, doesn’t he? At any rate, we do know that it was Canada, not the United States that lead the way on this one.

Greta interviewed a Canadian diplomat who walked out, tonight:

A Reason Why So Many Parents Were Nervous About Obama’s Speech To School Children (UPDATED)

A thousand word essay could not convey what this chilling video does in two and a half minutes:

It was the bizarre instruction guidelines that teachers were encouraged to use, coupled with the very real possibility that some pro-Obama teachers, like this one,  would abuse their power with a captive audience, that had parents so creeped out.

This video appeared on YouTube on September 6, two days before Obama’s speech.

Hat tip Gay Patriot on Twitter


Via Guy Benson at The Corner:


Political Sloganeering– “Equal work gets equal pay!”

Obama/Jesus comparisons– “Red and yellow; black and white…they are equal in his sight.”  (Him being Obama).  These lyrics may sound familiar to Sunday school alumni.

Forced fawning– “Hello Mr. President, we honor you today! …  Hooray Mr. President, you are number one!”

I’m sitting here trying to figure out why this egregious video sat in obscurity at YouTube for two full weeks.

There’s still no word on when or where the video was actually shot.

If I were one of those kids’ parents, I’d be so steamed.


Michelle Malkin has identified the school, and the cult leader responsible for this Obamanation.

Exurban League posted the letter from the elementary school to parents about the video.

John Bolton: “Israel’s On The Chopping Block”

Here’s John Bolton’s remarks earlier today on Fox with Megyn Kelly, reacting to Obama’s horrendous UN speech:

The Corner has excerpts from Bolton’s sobering response:

“It was a very naïve, Wilsonian speech, and very revealing of Obama’s foreign policy,” says Bolton. “Overall, it was so apologetic for the actions of prior administrations, in an effort to distance Obama from them, that it became yet another symbol of American weakness in the wake of the president’s decision to abandon missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic, and his recent manifest hesitation over what to do in Afghanistan.”

Drew M at AoSHQ quipped:

The Obama administration reminds me of this quote from The Hunt for Red October, “This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it. “

POWIP says:

Israelis? Get your things together,’cuz the bus is coming

Obama spoke of  new coalitions being formed…God help us, yes indeed- there are, and not for the good of humanity, either.

Related reading:

Nile Gardiner at The UK Telegraph:

The UN loves Barack Obama because he is weak

It is natural that much of the UN will embrace an American president who declines to offer strong American leadership. A president who engages dictators like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez will naturally gain respect from the leaders of the more than 100 members of the United Nations who are currently designated as “partly free” or “not free” by respected watchdog Freedom House.

The UN is not a club of democracies – who still remain a minority within its membership – it is a vast melting pot of free societies, socialist regimes and outright tyrannies. Obama’s clear lack of interest in human rights issues is a big seller at the UN, where at least half its members have poor human rights records.

The president scores highly at the UN for refusing to project American values and military might on the world stage, with rare exceptions like the war against the Taliban. His appeasement of Iran, his bullying of Israel, his surrender to Moscow, his call for a nuclear free world, his siding with Marxists in Honduras, his talk of a climate change deal, have all won him plaudits in the large number of UN member states where US foreign policy has traditionally been viewed with contempt.

Simply put, Barack Obama is loved at the UN because he largely fails to advance real American leadership. This is a dangerous strategy of decline that will weaken US power and make her far more vulnerable to attack.

Moammar Kadafi Praises Obama, Says U.S. Should Make Him President For Life


(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Well, here’s another uh…interesting character witness for Obama…Moammar Kadafi, fresh from his hero’s welcome for the  Lockerbie bomber, had gushing words of praise for our President:

Kadafi, clad in a long, coffee-colored robe, gave a long, rambling address that was mainly critical and touched on everything from jet-lag — something he blamed on having to travel to New York — to the invasion of Iraq, which he called “the mother of all evils.” He blasted the U.N. Security Council as an elitist organization that favors superpowers over small nations and said no country should have veto power over resolutions.

But Kadafi’s comments took a sharp turn about midway through his address. Prefacing his words by saying they were a bit “sensitive,” he confessed to being thrilled that Americans had elected a black man as their leader.

“We Africans are happy, proud that a son of Africa governs the United States of America,” said Kadafi, whose relations with the United States have generally been sour. Even his visit to New York for this event has been fraught with controversy as his plans to stay in a lavish tent erected in a New Jersey suburb were quashed after local protests.

He then planned to stay in a tent on a property owned by Donald Trump north of Manhattan, in the town of Bedford, but the Associated Press reported today that town officials were threatening criminal action if the tent stayed there.

Kadafi alluded to the difficulties of moving around a city under air-tight security measures but said Obama, at least, offered hope for the next eight years. After that, he said, “I’m afraid we may go back to square one. We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as the president of the United States.”

Well, doesn’t that just make you swell with pride?


Fidel Castro, today, also came out with lavish praise for Obama’s climate change speech.

The former Cuban leader on Wednesday called the American president’s speech at the United Nations “brave” and said no other American head of state would have had the courage to make similar remarks.

Not surprisingly, Castro, America’s arch enemy for 50 years, was impressed and pleased with Obama’s criticism of the U.S.

That admission of America’s past errors “was without a doubt a brave gesture,” Castro wrote in comments published by Cuban state-media Wednesday.

“It would only be fair to recognize that no other United States president would have had the courage to say what he said,” the former Cuban leader continued.

Aw shucks…Isn’t that special? Who could have ever guessed that by pandering to tyrants and dictators you could win their flattery. Not compliments to our country as a whole, mind you. Compliments to Obama, Himself.

We, as a country, of course, still suck.

More Thug Politics: Obama Administration Investigates Humana’s Free Speech


Photoshop courtesy of  Darlene’s Place

Mark Hyman of the American Spectator noted on 2/18/09:

How soon and how far the Obama Administration will extend its attacks against its critics and the political opposition may become evident in the days ahead. Spared any serious scrutiny by most news outlets during his very brief career in public office, Barack Obama has displayed an exceptionally thin skin when he has come under a microscope or when he has suffered political and public relations setbacks.

This brewing HHS/Humana controversy was reported by Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, 9/21:

The Los Angeles Times reports this afternoon that the Department of Health and Human Services has begun an investigation into actions taken by health insurer Humana.  Did they commit claims fraud with Medicare, or unfairly refuse to provide services?   No — they had the temerity to commit the heinous act of free speech with their customers:

The government is investigating a major insurance company for allegedly trying to scare seniors with a mailer warning they could lose important benefits under health care legislation in Congress.

The Health and Human Services Department launched its investigation of Humana after getting a complaint from Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., a senior lawmaker usually viewed as a reliable ally of the insurance industry.

What did Humana tell its customers that is so odious to the ObamaCare proponents?

The truth:

Humana told customers that the proposed changes would result in reduced benefits for its members on their Medicare Advantage plans, and the White House accused them of spreading faslehoods. Of course, the CBO now says exactly what Humana argued all along, but even absent that, the Obama administration has no business investigating the exercise of free speech.

Senator Mitch McConnell fought back on the Senate floor:

It should surprise no one that the Obama administration would use these tactics to silence critics. This is how Obama fights.

Remember when the Obama campaign wrote to the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the “American Issues Project,” the group that produced a (true) Obama/Ayers ad?

Remember when the Obama campaign sent cease and desist letters to news outlets in Pennsylvania and Ohio because of a (true)  NRA ad?

Remember the Missouri “Truth Squad”?

Remember when The White House threatened Chrysler’s Non-Tarp Investment Companies?

Remember when The White House encouraged citizens to inform on one another?

Threatening U.S. citizens is just par for the course for Obama. Sadly, it’s become the accepted way of doing things for Democrat leaders  in Washington, too. Remember this from last June:

Top aides to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) called a last-minute, pre-emptive strike on Wednesday with a group of prominent Democratic lobbyists, warning them to advise their clients not to attend a meeting with Senate Republicans set for Thursday.
Russell Sullivan, the top staffer on Finance, and Jon Selib, Baucus’ chief of staff, met with a bloc of more than 20 contract lobbyists, including several former Baucus aides.
“They said, ‘Republicans are having this meeting and you need to let all of your clients know if they have someone there, that will be viewed as a hostile act,’” said a Democratic lobbyist who attended the meeting.

“Going to the Republican meeting will say, ‘I’m interested in working with Republicans to stop health care reform,’” the lobbyist added.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting sick of this crap.