Obama’s Truth Meter

There’s been much commentary on the President’s commencement speech at Hampton University, Sunday. While many people focused on  Obama’s claim that he doesn’t know how to use an ipod, that fuddyduddy! – (uh huh) – my head was exploding over his  comments concerning his “truth meter”.  Since I was in no mood to cover Obama’s allergy to the truth, (yet again), I focused on other things…like cute kittens!

Luckily, Peter Wehner at Commentary has it pretty much covered. Here’s what Obama said :

You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — (laughter) — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.

So coming right out of the box, he lied about not knowing how to use an ipod. Who loads his Bob Dylan, Yo-Yo Ma,  Sheryl Crow, and  Jay-Z  songs, I wonder? Michelle? There’s a reason why some have nicknamed the President, “Captain Bullshit”, and it has nothing to do with his race. It has everything to do with the fact that even when complaining about other peoples’ purported lies, he lies!

pic via Newsbusters

So, allowing you to compete in the global economy is the first way your education can prepare you. But it can also prepare you as citizens. With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, and on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not. Let’s face it, even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. I’ve had some experience in that regard.

Yes, it can be difficult at times to sift through it all when someone  keeps brazenly lying to your face.

Wehner goes through a whole laundry list of  them from just the health care debate. How many people are still fooled by this act?

Remember how poor aggrieved Obama  had to create a “Fight the Smears” website during the election to push back on the awful lies (ie-truth) people were telling about him… like the one about how he had more than a passing acquaintance  with Weather Underground terrorist, Bill Ayers. What a thing to say!

Seriously. Obama was happy to be pegged as the hipster candidate with his ipod and blackberry throughout the 2008 election year, when he needed the youth vote. But now that he’s President, and bleeding older white male supporters, he’s all golfy and tech-challenged. If his non tech savviness can be compared to Poppy Bush’s supermarket scanner moment, so much the better. There’s something non threatening about a guy who’s a little behind the times. Such a person would never lie to you, or employ Cloward Piven strategy to destroy the economy.

Needless to say – – I call BS!

Everything You Need To Know About Elena Kagan + Kittens On A Slide

I’m not not sure I buy this idea that Kagan is a “wise choice” for Obama because somehow although she’s liberal – as far as the left is concerned, she’s not liberal enough, so he could have done much worse.

Yeah – but. She’s plenty liberal, okay?

Here’s everything you need to know about Kagan:

SCOTUS fight: Boxing Elena

Supreme Court Sleeper Agent

Kagan’s Judicial Hero

Vets Blast the Nomination

Hatch Says Kagan ‘Very Liberal’

Young Kagan’s Thesis on Socialism

How good will Elena Kagan be at influencing the other Justices on the Suprme Court?

I don’t take solace in the fact that Kagan’s “not much of a legal advocate” because her arguments are too radical to sway conservative jurists. At 50, she’ll be the youngest person on the court….we’ll be putting up with her many years to come.
And Gabe over at AoSHQ says, she WILL be confirmed, (wanna bet on it?)

In other news – check out these kittens going down the slide:

video via Buzzfeed
Awww! Why don’t my kitties go down our slide like that?

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Mullah Omar Captured? (Updated with corroboration)

No, I’m not late to this story, I saw it last night before I went to bed. My concern has been that Andrew Breitbart is going to have egg all over his newly bearded face if the story turns out to be false. The left would love nothing better…But he must feel confident that Brad Thor’s report is correct, because he’s beaming it out of all three of his Big sites: Big Journalism, Big Government, and even Big Hollywood.

Jed Babbin at Big Government calls the story a “game changer”, if true.

I was going to wait until more confirmation came through before posting, and put up another adorable kitten video, instead (believe me, I’ve got one)…but that was before this compelling video of Mullah Omar’s increasingly reckless and erratic behavior came to my attention (I typed Mullah Omar in the search box at YouTube):

Hmmmm. I had no idea Pashto sounded so….French.

In related news:

Marc Thiessen: U.S. may be passing up chances to stop terrorist plots

Did a captured Taliban leader know about the Times Square plot and withhold this information from his interrogators?

On Sunday, Obama administration officials, including counterterrorism chief John Brennan, declared that the Taliban was behind the attack and that Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bomber, had “extensive interactions” with Taliban leaders in Pakistan. Yet just a few months before Shahzad attempted to blow up a car bomb in the heart of Manhattan, U.S. and Pakistani officials captured the highest-ranking Taliban leader ever detained in the war on terror — Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. This raises a critical question: Could Baradar have warned us about the Times Square attack?

Thiessen makes the case that Baradar has been less than cooperative with his Pakistani captors.

UPDATE:

Mediaite weighs in, calling Breitbart’s decision to run the story, a gamble:

Reporting the story is a peculiar decision to make on the part of the Big sites (Big Journalism ran it, too), as they usually stay away from major foreign policy journalism. Not to mention that by Brad Thor breaking it, he is putting professional provocateur Andrew Breitbart’s reputation at risk, as well. Breitbart’s sites have rarely broken a story without video evidence, and the Big sites usually shy away from news from outside the US, with the exceptions of denouncing Che Guevara’s war crimes or updates on Hugo Chavez’s crackdown on the Venezuelan media. If he’s right, Breitbart will have branched out as a legitmate source on military intelligence and beaten all of the mainstream media to the punch; if he’s not, he just gave all of the media– not just his enemies– carte blanche to ignore anything and everything he says, a risk that doesn’t seem to be worth the short-term increase in web traffic.

UPDATE:

The Jawa Report confirms.

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Video: Protests In AZ Getting Increasingly Ugly – Where’s MSM?

Besides Fox, that is…Megyn Kelly video below:

Protesters making “shooting-style gestures at police”…wielding signs that say, “invade Arizona”, spray painting sidewalk – “burn this racist city”, a kid with a sign, “Jan Brewer hates ALL Mexicans” (see Uncoverage.net)...

What is with these people? How do you equate believing in your country’s sovereignty, and the rule of law to “hating ALL Mexican people”? How about obeying our laws?  Mexico has even stricter immigration laws, and I don’t take it personally. Get over yourselves.

More at Uncoverage.

RELATED:

At Newsbusters: KPHO: Altered Video, Altered Message

Phoenix CBS affiliate swipes video from borderinvasionpics.com (BIP), airs it without attribution,  alters the video and message to one sympathetic to illegal border crossers, then takes the video down from website, refusing to answer media inquiries.

Amazing work, KPHO!

Hat tip: Infidel Joe


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