I hate this politically correct world we live in today.
As I was writing this post, I tried to think of a phrase that describes how Sarah Palin is able to speak so directly to issues and events without mincing words. The phrase that came to my mind is “to call a spade a spade.” My next thought was, “Uh oh, I could never get away with using that phrase in conjunction with President Obama.
I decided to do a quick Google search on the meaning of “to call a spade a spade.”
According to Wikipedia:
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1913) defines it as To be outspoken, blunt, even to the point of rudeness; to call things by their proper names without any “beating about the bush.”
Maven’s Word of the Day site says:
Let’s get two things straight here: first, the expression to call a spade a spade is thousands of years old and etymologically has nothing whatsoever to do with any racial sentiment. The second is that in spite of this, some people think it is a racial statement, and therefore it should be treated with some caution.
It appears that using that term is perfectly appropriate for the point I am trying to get across, so here goes!
Sarah Palin is known for her ability to call a spade a spade. She made an appearance on Fox News yesterday, and spoke about President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“His theme last night was WTF, Winning the Future. I thought, okay, that acronym – spot on. There were a lot of WTF moments throughout that speech.”
Now, I’ve got a bunch of teenagers and I’ve been on Facebook long enough to know another meaning of WTF – not a very uplifting acronym at all. I believe that we should all be trying to work together to solve the problems of our country, reaching across party lines, and all that – but I’ve got to say, Palin’s comment did rather amuse me. I’ll never think about this latest Obama Initiative the same way again!
See Sarah Palin in action HERE.
Glenn Beck predicted on his radio show this morning at 9:08 am CST that Chicago will be the site of the 2016 Olympics. In his opinion, there is no way Obama and his wife would show up in Copenhagen and stand there while Brazil was announced and therefore Obama’s friends in high places has been able to pull off another one. If not, this will be a public relations nightmare.
We’ll see soon enough.
Chicago is first one out of the running.
Here is a transcript of Stu and Glenn’s exchange on the radio after hearing the results:
STU: There is news coming from over there in Copenhagen.
GLENN: Ya, sure.
STU: Ya, sure. The first round of voting is up for the Olympic games, and the first
GLENN: Wait for it! Wait for it! Enjoy this. Savor this moment.
STU: And the first city to be eliminated is… Chicago. Yes, our president flew all the way over there to fail
GLENN: Not one plane. Just in one plane?
STU: No. Two planes. We need more breaking news. There we go. Two planes.
GLENN: Two planes.
STU: His wife Oprah Winfrey, all the jet fuel needed to lift them.
GLENN: All the massive amounts of corruption that was promised.
STU: All the greenhouse gas emissions, all the publicity, all the excitement.
GLENN: For nothing.
STU: For as the kids call it, an epic fail.
GLENN: Hang on just a second. Stu, can you still hear me?
STU: I can can you still see me?
GLENN: I can see you, yes.
STU: And hear me?
GLENN: I can hear you and see you through the glass. Now let me ask you this, Stu.
STU: Yes, Glenn.
GLENN: Are you saying that the president failed?
STU: Glenn, there is no honest observer who could disagree with that statement.
GLENN: Let me ask you this, Stu: In his failure to bring the Olympic games, didn’t Putin go over and get the Olympic games?
STU: Yes, he did, Glenn.
GLENN: Wasn’t Tony Blair the first to go over and get the Olympic games?
STU: I believe you’re correct on that, Glenn.
GLENN: So this would make the is it possible that this is the first head of state of any major country that has ever gone over and made the pitch in person and then failed?
STU: I don’t know if that’s true, but I’m choosing to believe it, Glenn.
GLENN: We can always hope.
STU: And Glenn, by the way, I don’t know if you’re noticing this. This is the first absolute undisputable proof of Rush’s comment being true: I hope he fails because we’re going to need the money. Well, he’s failed and guaranteed we’ve saved money by his failure.
STU: So it’s actually, it’s proven to be true.
GLENN: Do you notice there in Daley plaza they have a sign up on one of the buildings: Imagine.
STU: Imagine failure, Glenn.
GLENN: No, no. It says
STU: You don’t need to imagine it anymore. It’s here.
GLENN: It says Chicago 2016, imagine. And that’s exactly what they’re going to have to do. In 2016 they’ll stand around and imagine what it would have been like to have the Olympics in Chicago.
STU: Welcome to the 2016 imaginary games.
STU: Seriously that is a you know, we sat here
GLENN: An epic failure, epic failure.
GLENN: Epic failure.
STU: Why did he do this? This is terrible PR.
GLENN: Can I tell you something? Right now oh, my gosh. Chicago received the least votes in the first round.
STU: Yeah, it was eliminated.
GLENN: Yeah, urgent wire here.
STU: Tokyo is now out by the way as well. Tokyo is out. Madrid or Rio.
GLENN: What are they doing? How are they possibly making this? The only one that you could have done on social justice really was Tokyo.
STU: I think Rio, though, because there’s never been an Olympic games south of Mexico City, I believe. So I mean, the entire hemisphere is being ignored.
GLENN: Well, that’s a pretty big deal.
STU: That is a big deal.
GLENN: And they’re just good looking down in Rio. You know what I mean?
STU: There you go. But Glenn, seriously like how isn’t this president supposed to be the guy who can talk Ahmadinejad out of a nuclear program?
GLENN: Oh, yeah. They love him.
STU: If he can’t get
GLENN: He just gave a speech yesterday and he said, look, it’s important. I am the guy I am here to bring the whole world together. I am here to I can I got the whole world in my hand, I got the whole wide world in my hand, I got the whole wide world in my hand, I got… what? Oh, crap.
STU: I have nothing.
GLENN: I’ve got nothing in my hand.
STU: I’ve got two jets that need to fly back in my hand. I’ve got
GLENN: I said yesterday let me tell you something. Somebody right now is about to receive a phone call that will change their life. Somebody, whoever made the decision that said, yes, Mr. President, you should fly the first lady over and then you should join them on the day, so you’re in Copenhagen, ya, sure, when this story breaks. There’s no way to escape it because you can’t be, like, meeting with a general or something. You’re going to be in Copenhagen when they announce this. That person, whoever made that, is about, if they haven’t already, is about to receive this phone call (making phone noises). “Hello?” “Yeah, pack the stuff. Guess who’s got a new job at the Center for American Progress.”
GLENN: Guarantee you someone is going to be transferred to the Center for American Progress. Which is weird because it’s almost like Siberia.
STU: Yeah, it is.
GLENN: You just go into Siberia and you’re just there. You still play a role, but you’ve brought shame to our fearless leader. Your family, like in the middle of the night, like Van Jones, I don’t even know. Is this family? Does his family even know where he is now? Do they just come and get him in the middle of the night and leave his family going, “Where did Daddy go?” “Oh, he went to the Center for American Progress. Shhh, quiet.” I’m just sayin’. It’s just a question. Just a question.
STU: It’s time to turn in the Blackberry.
GLENN: May I ask no, no, the Blackberry is the one connected to the Center for American Progress.
STU: Center for American Progress, yeah, that’s a good point.
GLENN: May I ask this question: Is it possible that the president ever finds himself transferred to the Center For American Progress?
STU: I don’t know.
GLENN: We’re not really operating constitutionally now anyway. Could we wake up appeared ever just see a headline that says, “President transferred to the Center for American Progress. New president, John Podesta.
STU: No. Can George Soros just be implemented as king above all of them? That would make things a lot easier.
GLENN: You conspiracy theorist, what evidence do you have that George Soros is involved in any of this? So we have to I guess figure out which city was more corrupt and had bigger bribes to the IOC than Chicago. That’s saying something.
GLENN: When we can be outbribed, that’s
STU: The problem is that that whole corruption thing from Chicago is so long gone, a lot of these bids and stuff happened back when Rod Blagojevich was governor and he would never be involved in anything.
GLENN: And Mayor Daley, only 41 in his administration have
STU: 47, Glenn, 47.
GLENN: Only 47 have gone to jail for corruption.
GLENN: Not 48.
GLENN: Not 50. Only 47.
STU: 50 would be a problem. 47’s
GLENN: Well, it depends on how you define “Problem.” So there it is. Heart breaking news. Chicago didn’t get the Olympics.
Michelle Obama left for Copenhagen to promote Chicago as the city to host the 2016 Olympics. Barack Obama will be leaving for Copenhagen as well, despite the fact that he has much more important work to do at home.
Health Care proponents should be outraged that he is not at home helping to pass their ridiculous bill. (I’m not too upset at that part!)
Al Gore should be outraged that President and Mrs. Obama traveled in two different jets across the Atlantic. How much of a carbon footprint did that make!
Anyone who supports our troops should be outraged that Obama couldn’t find the time to talk to General McChrystal about sending more soldiers to support the fight against Afghan insurgents.
Where are your priorities, Mr. President?
Here is Politico article discussing John Boener’s viewpoint:
House Minority Leader John Boehner torched President Barack Obama Wednesday for his European trip to pitch the Chicago Olympics bid, criticizing the president for “going to go off to Copenhagen when we’ve got serious issues here at home that need to be debated.”
Obama’s trip has been maligned by most Republicans as the health care overhaul remains in a continued state of flux in Congress and the top general in Afghanistan awaits word on a troop increase.
The White House first said it was unlikely that Obama would go to Denmark because he thought it important to help push health care through Congress.
But earlier this week, the White House announced Obama thought the health care debate was far enough along that he could escape for the day to lobby the International Olympic Committee’s voters to bring the games to his home town.
Boehner clearly isn’t in that camp.
“Listen I think it’s a great idea to promote Chicago but he’s the president of the United States, not the mayor of Chicago,” Boehner said. “And the problems we have here at home affect all Americans and that’s where his attention ought to be.”
There are not enough Border Patrol Agents to secure our southern border. They risk their lives each day to try and keep up safe. Now Obama is going to decrease the number by 384 agents. What luck for the drug trafickers and human smugglers. Perhaps we can throw open the gates and just welcome in the terrorists with their weapons of mass destruction next. Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck have both gone to the border to do stories on the number of kidnappings that take place every year. We can expect those number to rise as well. The audacity of this administation is unbelieveable.
Here is an excerpt from a CNSNews article:
Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border
by Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
(CNSNews.com) – Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Just thought I would send one last post. This comedian is great. I wonder what the Obama Girl will sing to answer this?
For some time I have been bothered by the arrogance and condescension I have seen occasionally from President Obama toward those who disagree with him. He needs to be careful about his ego getting out of hand because this is the quality of a dictator, and I’m sure he does not want to be a dictator…(I hope).
BEWARE THE OBAMA ‘EVIL EYE’
Tue Jun 30 2009 07:43:56 ET
As the summer begins, White House watchers have spotted a new look by President Obama: The Evil Eye!
Staffers have joked about the menacing glance, which comes when the president meets with world leaders who are not aligned with his progressive view.
White House photographers have captured the “evil eye” in recent weeks, during sessions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Colombia’s Alvaro Uribev.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi got hit with the commander’s malocchio last week in the Oval office.
And at least one White House reporter has been on the receiving end of the daggers during a press conference.
(this is from the Drudge Report on Monday, June 29, 2009)
Below is a photograph from the G20 summit a couple of months ago. The assault on our freedoms that went on at the summit was disturbing and it is unpleasant to see the undignified, triumphal celebrating going on by those who are dragging the world toward global socialism.