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Liar, liar…

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After Bob Woodward said that the sequester was the brainchild of His Oneness and new Treasury Secretary Jack  Lew,  the White House denied it.   Woodward then poured fuel on the fire by agreeing with republicans that the original sequester was cuts only  —  no new revenues were to be considered.

Now Woodward has termed the President’s attitude towards spending cuts  as madness,   and we are being treated to a first-class dust-up,  with His Oneness  threatening the author,   just what   you’d expect from a Chicago politician.    And this ain’t the first time the Obama Chicago-style machine has threatened a  reporter.   Ron Fournier tells you  why it should  matter to you.

And now that His Oneness is walking back his sequester hysteria,  anyone paying the slightest bit of attention will know that he has lied about more than one thing.   The  Narrative must  not be deviated from,  you know.

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February 28, 2013 at 11:55 pm

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This is sweet…

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A British veteran dies alone,  but a vicar’s request on Facebook  brings kind  strangers to his funeral.

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February 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

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Of course they do!

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I’m referring to Democrats whining  —  I mean, objecting — to the presence of of real-time running debt clocks  when they were speaking during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the budget.

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February 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Russian rock…

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Simple trigonometry is all it took to discover where the meteorite which hit Russia  came from.

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February 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

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Machiavelli arrest warrant…

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The original  arrest warrant  for Niccolo Machiavelli,  which led to the downfall and eventual death of this 16th Century political author,  has been found by a British scholar amongst the proclamations of the town criers of Florence,  Italy.    Isn’t it amazing that this 500 year old document survives?

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February 26, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Obamas omnipresent…

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I didn’t watch the Oscars because they started boring me decades ago.  Watching spoiled rich people dislocate their elbows patting themselves on the back is not my idea of an entertaining evening.   Since the very long show included Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction,  I consider my time spent cleaning out my utility room considerably spent.

Jonathan Tobin has  an excellent piece  on the celebrity of the Obamas,  and why it surrounds them with a Camelot shield.   Jennifer Rubin  was less about  the big picture,  dwelling on the utter lack of restraint displayed by the presidential pair.   Both of them have ideologies so absolute they must couch them in vague, misty terms which obscure the ugly truth behind the gauzy prose.   The White House kept the First Lady’s  appearance a  secret.    Do you wonder why?   As is often the case,  Breitbart  had the best  lines.

I predict the scales will fall away during the next year.  As for me,   I am saddened by the prospect of no area of my life remaining Obama-free.

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February 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

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Hidden vehicle tax…

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Don’t put ethanol in your car,  for the simple reason Yogic Love  depicts here.   I have to drive a bit out of my way to get to a station which offers ethanol-free gasoline,  but it’s well worth it to protect my car’s engine.   I tend to keep vehicles at least 10 years,  but even if you trade more frequently,  it will add value to your trade-in if you can say that you’ve never used ethanol blends.

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February 25, 2013 at 11:57 pm