September 30, 2014

Obama Has Attended Less Than Half His Presidential Daily Briefings
— Ace

He showed up for 41%.

And even in the 41% of security briefings he did attend, he spent the most time carpet-putting. (I assume -- but you know I'm right.)

President Pushback is putting out the word that while he may not care about the United States' security to show up for briefings, he reads each report with keen interest, but...


1. That's just him saying that. If he showed up for the actual briefings, we'd have an actual record of his presence. But when he claims "I read the Dickens out of these reports when no one's around," that's just Obama giving you his word that he's awesome.

Anyone still eager to take the word of Barack Obama?

2. The suggestion is made that he is very interested indeed in reading these things. However, when someone is very interested in something, they tend to make additional time for it. Like, say, the time necessary to show up for an hour briefing on the security situation of the United States.

So I don't think he's very interested at all. It seems to be like homework he doesn't want to do.

3. If the president were keenly interested in these matters, he'd want to be physically present for the briefing, so he could ask questions. How confident are you about this prediction? What is this based on? Are there additional possibilities you're not considering?

Obama can't ask such questions of a piece of paper.

I don't believe he asks many questions. (I'll get to that in a second.) Because he doesn't really care.

4. I think Obama's proxies, the guys he makes go to the briefings so that he can watch episodes of Homeland, brief him later, but this is second-hand nonsense, and furthermore, toadying minions will tell the boss what he wants to hear, and avoid telling him what they know he doesn't want to hear, won't they?

I mention that because of fact noted by even arch-liberal Norah O'Donnell, that there is a public paper record of Obama being warned about the rise of ISIS, and yet Obama is simultaneously claiming that he was never so warned, and that other people dropped the ball and let him down.

Well I don't believe a word Obama says, but it should be noted these two claims are in fact reconcilable if you make this assumption:

The intelligence committee did in fact repeatedly warn Obama's minions, attending the briefings and reading the briefings on Obama's behalf, but then his minions, knowing that Obama did not want to deal with any of this and pretty much just wants to go out and do #TheBearIsLoose photo ops with his dwindling number of fans, soft-pedaled it or ignored it entirely.

Obama claims he read this stuff. But going to the briefings would have done something important -- had he attended, he would have been confronted with the information in the briefings.

He would not been able to get a Minion to pipe down about all this IS bother by putting on his Bored Face and then asking "What else you got?" or whatever other signals he uses to indicate that he's got a tee time in 20 minutes.

Being absent from the briefings permits him to cocoon himself from things he doesn't want to think about or deal with, which is of course one of this president's deepest and most dangerous psychological traits.


Posted by: Ace at 07:32 AM | Comments (323)
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1 I'll get the others.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:34 AM (VTeMs)

2 He really is the George Costanza president.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2014 07:34 AM (v5UtH)

3 Corgis called.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:34 AM (VTeMs)

4 He gets them on his IPad ace,not paper.He's super tech savvy.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2014 07:35 AM (v5UtH)

5 He's still voting present

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 07:36 AM (1Jaio)

6 So I don't think he's very interested at all. It seems to be like homework he doesn't want to do. Bo ate it. Then he ate Bo.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:36 AM (VTeMs)

7 So by the time the information is processed and filtered by his designated victims, the message Walla Walla Washington is under water has become Bo the dog has peed on the carpet.

Another instance where Gaylord is in fact worse than Bob Fowler.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:36 AM (J6ScR)

8 Il Douche

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (wtvvX)

9 Yeah, this is what I've come to think also. And he doesn't want to hear this stuff because there'll be recognition that he has failed and he's not very good at this job. Imagine delivering that news to him, especially with witnesses.

Posted by: spongeworthy at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (Fc83c)

10 Well I don't believe a word Obama says That's too much of a blanket statement. When he claims to be telling the truth about something important, or claims to be patriotic and well-intentioned, then of course he's lying and everyone knows it. But when he gives some speech berating us for our racism or insulting the US on the world stage -- or praising the sound of the Islamic prayer at sunset - - then of course he's telling the truth.

Posted by: zombie at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (/UYSJ)

11 Maybe the briefings should be delivered by interesting Italians and architects

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (2x3L+)

12 arch-liberal Pudding Princess Norah O'Donnell Fixed.

Posted by: AoSHQ Style Guide at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (IFKzP)

13

The 52% who elected Obama President don't care if he ever attends. They won't hear it; and if they do, by some accident, they will not care.

Obama reflects his constituency perfectly. Lazy, detached, arrogant and entitled as all hell.

Posted by: Banana Republique at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (hKyl0)

14 And even in the 41% of security briefings he did attend, he spent the most time carpet-putting. (I assume -- but you know I'm right.)





Who needs to attend those any way? It's not like there's anything dangerous going on in the world. It's super duper safe now

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (1Jaio)

15 Il Douche, meet VagISIL

VagISIL, meet Il Douche

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:37 AM (J6ScR)

16 And they kept saying that Sarah was unprepared to be prez....... Just sayin'.............

Posted by: Buckeye Katie at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (1M/xn)

17 One wonders why he wanted to be President in the first place. At the very least, why the second term? His elite-course golf access was assured after four years, and he clearly doesn't like and isn't good at the actual job. Was it the chance to campaign again? Is this all a joke?

Posted by: Doctor Cynic at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (qGPWX)

18 Between fundraising , partying , vacationing , golfing and watching the tube , there's only so many hours in the day . Priorities man , priorities .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (HkkyM)

19 I think even some of the drooling 52% is beginning to figure out that Hopey-Changey has turned out Fucky-Sucky.

Posted by: maddogg at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (xWW96)

20 "toadying minions will tell the boss what he wants to hear, and avoid telling him what they know he doesn't want to hear, won't they?" White House staff meeting, last year: Unnamed Obama aide: Psst! Ask Sebelious about the ACA website. Obama: How's the ACA web site coming? Sebelious: It totes works for realzies and ready for rolloutsies! Pinkie swear!

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (RHLfG)

21 Barack Ostrichbama

Posted by: zombie at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (/UYSJ)

22 EXACTLY how do your think he graduated from Harvard?
Attending half the classes... the Choom ain't going to smoke it's self.

Posted by: Paladin at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (lP8dE)

23 Why hasn't it dawned on you yet that obama didn't become president to actually do what presidents do. obama became president to carry out his own agenda. Things like Daily Int Briefings aren't important to obama because obama does not care about threats to the USA unless those threats interfere with obama's agenda.

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (vzJm/)

24 41%? It doesn't surprise me, that's for sure.

Posted by: Columbia University Registrar at September 30, 2014 07:38 AM (LISuA)

25 "cocoon himself from things he doesn't want to think about or deal with" Such as what, the sand on #7 at Andrews AFB GC? The back 9 at Congressional? Mooochelle?

Posted by: anon a mouse at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (gXRIG)

26 Bo ate it. Then he ate Bo.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 30, 2014 12:36 PM (VTeMs)

Hah!

H8tr.

The transitive property of briefings.....

Posted by: MSM at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (Zu3d9)

27 The 52% who elected Obama President don't care if he ever attends. They won't hear it; and if they do, by some accident, they will not care.
Obama reflects his constituency perfectly. Lazy, detached, arrogant and entitled as all hell.

Posted by: Banana Republique at September 30, 2014 12:37 PM (hKyl0)



Stupid. Don't forget stupid


Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (1Jaio)

28 Who was that that said that the President was the most sophisticated consumer of intelligence product, in like, ever?

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (OYEUO)

29 Yeah, this is what I've come to think also. And he doesn't want to hear this stuff because there'll be recognition that he has failed and he's not very good at this job. Imagine delivering that news to him, especially with witnesses. He can't handle the truth. Especially when it's his failing. #WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (0HooB)

30 Obama just wanted to be pres for the bread and circuses, and the Marxist power grab. Work is for peasants.

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (yRwC8)

31 He doesn't need to know what's going on. He only needs to read what they put on the teleprompter. Less reading the better. Obama is 8.years a knave.

Posted by: pc at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (G62pU)

32 The man is a fucking idiot. We all know that.

Posted by: Henry Kissinger at September 30, 2014 07:39 AM (LISuA)

33 Obama goes to the stylist and intentionally gets her to sprinkle a little gray dye into his hair so it looks like he's worrying on the job.

Posted by: zombie at September 30, 2014 07:40 AM (/UYSJ)

34 I can't believe we have two more years with this arrogant jackass. Depressing

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:40 AM (2x3L+)

35 He merely wanted to be "the first black president".

Once he achieved that, he pretty much went on cruise control and let Ferret, Moochelle, The Sloth and Rahmalamadingdong run things...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 30, 2014 07:40 AM (wtvvX)

36 Saw Hopey-Changey open for Fucky-Sucky at the Hammersmith Odeon.

Posted by: anon a mouse at September 30, 2014 07:40 AM (gXRIG)

37 Soros didn't order him to attend, so ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 07:40 AM (SLea8)

38 Empty suit.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2014 07:41 AM (mx5oN)

39 Graded on the liberals low expectations curve, 41% can be at least a B+.  What is the problem?

Posted by: Oeorge Orwell at September 30, 2014 07:41 AM (1BQGO)

40 He's a better analyst than the CIA briefer, and generally he can't spare the time to give the CIA his views every single day. That's why he misses a few.

Posted by: Marie Barf and that other chick at September 30, 2014 07:41 AM (LISuA)

41 33 Oh,I think he is really graying.Not because of the stress of the job,worrying about the world etc.Purely worrying about his " legacy" and not getting enough adulation as he has become used to.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2014 07:41 AM (v5UtH)

42 I think the only true words he has ever spoken are "as president". I think I prefer the lies.

Posted by: Jm at September 30, 2014 07:41 AM (d2CSc)

43 He merely wanted to be "the first black president". Once he achieved that, Still failed. Only 1/2 black. And Bill beat him to it anyways.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:42 AM (VTeMs)

44 How does the Secret Service know when some deranged lunatic has broken into the White House? The toilet seat is up and the cat is pregnant. Yeah, it's old. But this time it fits.

Posted by: WTP at September 30, 2014 07:42 AM (F26eZ)

45 "Minions."  Damn, now I'm going to picture Obama for the rest of my life, surrounded by a thousand short, yellow, one-eyed and two-eyed, goggle-wearing sycophants in bib overalls, with funny voices.  Thanks.

Despicable.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at September 30, 2014 07:42 AM (iIzG7)

46 3. If the president were keenly interested in these matters, he'd want to be physically present for the briefing, so he could ask questions.

But when you know more about briefings than your briefers, you don't ask questions, they do!  And Barak just don't have time for that, you think those golf balls are just going to tee up themselves?

Posted by: Thresherman at September 30, 2014 07:42 AM (stbGe)

47 So 59% of the time some golf course is get a stimulus. What a deal!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:42 AM (vPh3W)

48 41 33 Oh,I think he is really graying.Not because of the stress of the job,worrying about the world etc.Purely worrying about his " legacy" and not getting enough adulation as he has become used to. Posted by: steevy I think he's worrying about how to get rid of that slice when he uses the 3-wood.

Posted by: zombie at September 30, 2014 07:43 AM (/UYSJ)

49 The White House takes pride in the fact that Obama's PDB is "not briefed to him" - because, they say, he is "among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet." That is in a Geraghty column at NRO. Taken from a Thiessen post. In 2012. The title of the column? You May Want to Take an In-Person Briefing, Mr. President. Top. Men.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 07:43 AM (OYEUO)

50 48 That too.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2014 07:43 AM (v5UtH)

51 It's all good. I tell him what to think. Later, after all the briefs are gone.

Posted by: Samantha Power at September 30, 2014 07:43 AM (LISuA)

52 So his Approval Rating matches his attendance at Security Briefings. Got it.

Posted by: WhyMe at September 30, 2014 07:43 AM (l9mF2)

53 "Minions." Damn, now I'm going to picture Obama for the rest of my life, surrounded by a thousand short, yellow, one-eyed and two-eyed, goggle-wearing sycophants in bib overalls, with funny voices. Thanks. Despicable. Beedo.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (VTeMs)

54 It's really weird but you look at the National Security hires and how they get promoted and it's as if-- Joe Biden has the farm team of national security personnel. It's possible that he's in charge. Wow.--I was going to make a joke about that being a possibility a couple of days ago.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (RJMhd)

55
Barry: Do you know how boring those things are? Plus all those guys talk about are things, that I'm like, who cares. I've got golf games and fund raisers to attend.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (1Jaio)

56 There's just not enough time!  I mean -  he gets out of bed at the crack of 9:30am or so...  then downstairs in time for lunch, then a quick meeting with Biden and then off to a fundraiser or golf course.  Just not enough hours in a day. 

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (LMKjz)

57 Maybe he's just a dumbass.

Posted by: Red Foreman at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (kVzqa)

58 Wasn't it just a few months ago we learned obama never meets with his economic advisers. Why would he?? obama doesn't care about helping the US economy. On the contrary, obama wants to cripple and then transform the US economy.

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (vzJm/)

59 #ScrewBeingLooseTheCaterpillarIsSafeInHisCocoon

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (tv7DV)

60 The transitive property of briefings..... I thought that was osmosis. Either way, he's still a better intelligence briefer than any of his intelligence briefers, so there's that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (0HooB)

61 The thing is, there is no way you can be a functioning human being, much less an American citizen, and not be interested in the information in the PDB. I'll just leave it there.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (is just really, really tired of it all) at September 30, 2014 07:44 AM (hVc0f)

62 The 52% who elected Obama President don't care if he ever attends. They won't hear it; and if they do, by some accident, they will not care.
Obama reflects his constituency perfectly. Lazy, detached, arrogant and entitled as all hell.

Posted by: Banana Republique at September 30, 2014 12:37 PM (hKyl0)

 

 

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I'm finding that this is true, unfortunately.  He really is a reflection of a very large segment of this nation. 

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 07:45 AM (DkhX8)

63 He does as little as possible because he is lazy. ANYTHING he can get away with not doing he will not do. Every trick in the book to slack is employed. He has done this since childhood and is indolent by nature. He does just enough to slide by and sometimes gets caught like with this. He is a bum.

Posted by: Lester at September 30, 2014 07:45 AM (2UPXV)

64 Senioritis.  He knows that 40% of the public is going to give him an A no matter what he does, and that 40% controls the media and the historical record.  Why bother trying to impress the other 60% when it's not going to affect his grade in the end anyway?

Posted by: not the mama at September 30, 2014 07:45 AM (5dxeo)

65 4 He gets them on his IPad ace,not paper.He's super tech savvy. ---------------------- Isn't he still on BlackBerry?

Posted by: WhyMe at September 30, 2014 07:45 AM (l9mF2)

66 The POS wouldn't understand them if he did read them.  Too many big words.  I don't get how some people attribute any sort of intelligence to him - I have never seen a shred of evidence to support it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 07:46 AM (AX3vC)

67 What can I say, I like me some Me-Time.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 30, 2014 07:46 AM (ZPrif)

68 The scary part isn't that da Zero is a dumbass, he is. The scary part is that the dumbasses outnumber us.

Posted by: maddogg at September 30, 2014 07:46 AM (xWW96)

69 I remember reading something about TFG requesting that the intel briefs be made into a PDF that he could read on his ipad while on the shitter or alone on his own time.

That means he's just reading a list of notes, without the benefit of asking questions to intel/military advisors and getting feedback and a discussion.  There's no actual back and forth going on.  It's just him going through the motions.  This is all just him doing the "box checking" thing all over again.


"I read the brief.  I can cross it off my list of things to do today.  Done."



Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 07:46 AM (GQ8sn)

70 2 He really is the George Costanza president. Posted by: steevy at But, sometimes George was likable. This fucker isn't. Perhaps the remaining briefings should have the words tea party and/or conservatives substituted for the words ISIS, Al Qeda, etc Bet we would have kick butt action then.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:46 AM (l1zOH)

71 ...Nnnnnaw. After long and detailed examination of the evidence and the historical record, one is left with only a single verifiable judgment: He is a dumbass. The dumbass of dumbasses.

Posted by: Red Forman at September 30, 2014 07:46 AM (kVzqa)

72 Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 12:43 PM (OYEUO)

Would this be a bad time to point out that he could take a briefing in person AND read the fucking documents also?

Yeah, I know, he's got demands on his time. But if he moved a golf outing back by an hour, he'd have time to read the briefing documents. I assume he doesn't move his lips when he reads. That assumption may be in error, I admit.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 07:47 AM (SLea8)

73 That's okay, I'm sure the JEF has a explicit memory.

Posted by: Bruce at September 30, 2014 07:47 AM (k79LC)

74 I fucking hate these people. Breaking News @BreakingNews 11m California Gov. Jerry Brown signs nation's 1st statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - @ABC7 http://bit.ly/1v0LFRv

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 07:47 AM (ZPrif)

75 What the fook is wrong with this guy? Does he really think his job is that unimportant?

Posted by: The Progs at September 30, 2014 07:47 AM (iQIUe)

76 Do you folks know how boring all those lectures on national security are? Really boring! It's always the same thing "Muslims, muslims, muslims, Russians, muslims, Chinese, Muslims". And it never stops! I just want to talk about something else, OK?

Posted by: Emperor Barack I, Par Golfer at September 30, 2014 07:47 AM (LISuA)

77 Geez another Amy Bishop.  Yeah she was kind and loving and really good as a doctor until her lover decided to call things off.  So she has been convicted of spiking his coffee with anti-freeze.  She gets 10 years and he has 40% kidney function.

http://tinyurl.com/okdk2nk

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:48 AM (J6ScR)

78

I can't believe we have two more years with this arrogant jackass.

Depressing

 

--

 

Look at the bright side - at the current rate, it won't last two    years.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 07:48 AM (AX3vC)

79 It's even worse. Go look at the report. Are you assuming he has an INTEL brief everyday like I did? You would be wrong. It looks like he has about 15 Intel briefs scheduled a month and he is missing half of those. Also look at his participation rate since January 2014. It drops to 37.5%

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:48 AM (RJMhd)

80 FOUND IT!  Click the link in my name.

Trust me, it's not anyone named Helen.  Swearsies.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at September 30, 2014 07:48 AM (iIzG7)

81 Being absent from the briefings permits him to cocoon himself from things he doesn't want to think about or deal with

So racist, it's co-racist.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2014 07:48 AM (sDQnB)

82 And speaking of taking your job seriously, there has been a real lack of puppies on AoShq. Why???

Posted by: The Progs at September 30, 2014 07:49 AM (iQIUe)

83 Posted by: Dave in Fla (is just really, really tired of it all) at September 30, 2014 12:44 PM (hVc0f)

Good point. It must be endlessly fascinating....being briefed by people whose job it is to know everything about their particular area, and who have access to pretty much everything.

It is an indictment of his stunning lack of intelligence that he isn't even the least bit intrigued.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2014 07:49 AM (Zu3d9)

84 The POS wouldn't understand them if he did read them. Too many big words. I don't get how some people attribute any sort of intelligence to him - I have never seen a shred of evidence to support it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 12:46 PM (AX3vC)



Me either. He's severely circumscribed in vocabulary, offers few analogies or metaphors (indicative of ability to reason abstractly), evinces little or no knowledge of history or geography (pretty much a job requirement of a President), and has taken pains to keep his academic record a deep dark secret.


Conclusion: he's of modest intellect, at best.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 07:49 AM (SLea8)

85 I can't wait to see the (Non-Optics) photo op of the SCOAMF reading the reports while riding to the 9th hole.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 07:50 AM (IXrOn)

86 We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.

Posted by: John McCain at September 30, 2014 07:50 AM (kFxpe)

87

The President is among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet.

Dude.

Posted by: tommy vietor at September 30, 2014 07:50 AM (9fDAi)

88 It is an indictment of his stunning lack of intelligence that he isn't even the least bit intrigued.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2014 12:49 PM (Zu3d9)


Excellent point, Charlie. I'd kill to attend a briefing like that, and I know you would too.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 07:50 AM (SLea8)

89 He just wants his percentage of briefings attended to match his approval rating to placate you rubes that hate science and math. We can't all be Gods of Science like myself.

Posted by: Kneel D-Grass Tyson at September 30, 2014 07:50 AM (3H4Zj)

90 Many of us could see in 2008 that Obama was a man without the capacity to make any decisions as evidenced by his voting present as often as he did...In a time of war, that deficiency is allowing ISIS to run rampant over ME and Russia to do the same in Crimea/Ukraine. This man has no principals and thus no capacity to make tough decisions beyond his egotistical & naive world view. If you are Putin or ISIS, would your ambitions wait for USA to change leadership? No chance...We (and the free world) are in heap of trouble due to an incompetent dilettante who conned half of a country into believing in a slogan...

Posted by: Tony253 at September 30, 2014 07:51 AM (PryWG)

91 Things I might do today: 1. Read a lame, boring daily briefing on security of nation and not give a damn 2. Smoke reefer with Jay-Z, play basketball and go 1 for 25

Posted by: BHO at September 30, 2014 07:51 AM (xGt2P)

92 The president's genius-level intelligence probably enables him to process more information in less time. He also got Bin Laden, which was something his predecessor could not do. As a Republican, I disagree with the president on some issues, but I don't think the extremists are helping our cause with their personal attacks and grumbling about vacation time, etc. Working families deserve better.

Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at September 30, 2014 07:51 AM (Ks4nX)

93 If you go to that column that I referenced earlier - the complaint there is that prior to Sept 11 2012, the President's most recent attendance at a PDB was Sept 5. Geraghty is even willing to give him a pass on attendance generally - but for that particular date, you might think it is the kind of thing, if you were President, you would want to be on top of.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 07:51 AM (OYEUO)

94 Sacbee - California plastic bag ban signed, setting off sweeping changes http://sacb.ee/1BypZOT Consumers will face a choice: purchase a reusable bag, or pay at least ten cents for a paper bag or a multi-use plastic carrier that meets a set of state durability standards.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 07:51 AM (ZPrif)

95 Me either. He's severely circumscribed in vocabulary, offers few analogies or metaphors (indicative of ability to reason abstractly), evinces little or no knowledge of history or geography (pretty much a job requirement of a President), and has taken pains to keep his academic record a deep dark secret. Conclusion: he's of modest intellect, at best. Bet he doesn't know how a supermarket scanner works either.....

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:51 AM (VTeMs)

96 "I can't wait to see the (Non-Optics) photo op of the SCOAMF reading the reports while riding to the 9th hole."

If we're lucky, the reports will fall off the golf cart and get picked up by someone more competent.  Like, his caddy, for example.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at September 30, 2014 07:52 AM (iIzG7)

97 82 And speaking of taking your job seriously, there has been a real lack of puppies on AoShq. Why??? Posted by: The Progs at September 30, 2014 12:49 PM (iQIUe) State dinner?

Posted by: Where have all the puppies gone? Long Time Passing... at September 30, 2014 07:52 AM (LISuA)

98 74 I fucking hate these people.

Breaking News @BreakingNews 11m
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs nation's 1st statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - @ABC7 http://bit.ly/1v0LFRv

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 12:47 PM (ZPrif)


You hate them? I have to live amongst them. Imagine how I hate them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 07:52 AM (SLea8)

99 I don't believe for one second he didn't know that ISIS and other extremist groups were rising in Middle East. I believe he didn't want to know but that is not the same thing. We all knew it and we are morons. You are never going to convince me that a guy who is surrounded by the most comprehensive information available to any human on the planet didn't know that all hell was about to break loose. Obama's whole persona was formed around being anti-war and smart power. That was the totality of his early platform. Admitting that he knew this would be admitting he was wrong about his most basic premise and that was never going to happen. And why shouldn't he pretend he didn't know? He didn't know about F&F, spying on citizens and the press, the IRS scandal or anything else in his administration and has gotten away with using that as an excuse. Typical Obama, blame others and move along to the next crisis. Problem is this one the msm can't airbrush away.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 07:53 AM (g1DWB)

100 77 Geez another Amy Bishop. Yeah she was kind and loving and really good as a doctor until her lover decided to call things off. So she has been convicted of spiking his coffee with anti-freeze. She gets 10 years and he has 40% kidney function. http://tinyurl.com/okdk2nk Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 12:48 PM (J6ScR) He must have made her feel desperate and terrified for her to do something like that. Poor oppressed woman. /sarc

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2014 07:53 AM (mx5oN)

101 Anna Puma, maybe Lifetime and (if it's still up) Oxygen should run PSAs where Orlando Bloom explains that poisoning your man is bad.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 30, 2014 07:53 AM (pVyaq)

102 So, to play devil's advocate. How many PDFs did Bush attend? You know the lefties will claim Bush didn't attend all his PDFs either. They are still claiming that Bush took more vacations than Obama has to this point. I also saw a press release from Biden yesterday claiming 54 straight months of job growth-the most ever!!! Not sure where this BS fact comes from since I only count 43 or 44 months, same as Reagan, Clinton, and GWB.

Posted by: Master chief, ret at September 30, 2014 07:53 AM (6TUei)

103 The Government Accountability Institute has another report at their site: Unprecedented: Food Stamp Enrollment tops 45 Million Three Years in a Row That explains why Krugman is writing about the "invisible" rich, and Obama is telling reporters that the economy is all good Americans just can't feel it.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 07:53 AM (RJMhd)

104 When a man who is about to enter the White House tells you he's not like all those white men on the dollar bills, it's wise to believe him. obama's not in this to succeed for the country. obama is not trying and failing at being president. obama is there for obama and the "dreams of his father."

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 07:53 AM (vzJm/)

105 Jerry Brown signs nation's 1st statewide ban on single-use plastic bags Too bad Jerry Brown wasn't "single-use"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 30, 2014 07:54 AM (W5DcG)

106 You folks are worried about minutia anyway. Whatever the President misses in the morning briefs he is too busy to attend he often reads about later in the newspapers.

Posted by: Josh Earnestly at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (LISuA)

107

In    modern   society, one's intelligence and sophistication    are     measured by the number of   friends and likes on facebook.

 

  -  David Brooks

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (AX3vC)

108 there has been a real lack of puppies on AoShq

Posted by: The Progs at September 30, 2014 12:49 PM (iQIUe)


Here ya go!

[the breed is called "sweater"]

http://tinyurl.com/oxvfeas

NSFW

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (Zu3d9)

109 74 I fucking hate these people. Breaking News @BreakingNews 11m California Gov. Jerry Brown signs nation's 1st statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - @ABC7 http://bit.ly/1v0LFRv Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 12:47 Thank God he vetoed the police drones need a warrant bill, so they can catch us using the bags to line trashcans & pick up dog shit.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (bC3Yj)

110 Excellent point, Charlie. I'd kill to attend a briefing like that, and I know you would too. Posted by: Jay Guevar Average intelligence plus he's a bully. He can only be confrontational when he is bound to win. Example Harvard Cop for one. Abdul the Goat Fucker, not so much.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (l1zOH)

111 Conclusion: he's of modest intellect, at best. You are being extremely kind. We are constantly told that our betters really are better than us and that they're always the Smartest Person in the World (re Teh Hildabeast). Reality proves otherwise.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (0HooB)

112 Being absent from the briefings permits him to cocoon himself from things he doesn't want to think about or deal with, which is of course one of this president's deepest and most dangerous psychological traits. Leadership 101 = Prioritizing 101 He's just not that into us.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (IXrOn)

113 The White House takes pride in the fact that Obama's PDB is "not briefed to him" - because, they say, he is "among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet."

That is in a Geraghty column at NRO. Taken from a Thiessen post.

In 2012.




But he's always surprised at events that happen and finds out about them days later in the newspaper

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (1Jaio)

114 Eyes that Lie and the Liar behind the Eye's.










Posted by: Doc Savage at September 30, 2014 07:55 AM (Q4scy)

115 http://tinyurl.com/9fw9agu That's Breitbart. Apparently this "he misses more than half of his PDB's" is habit. This is not new. The voters did not care that he didn't care in 2012. Why should we care now? Note Carney and Vietor's viciousness in defense. Sure, it was campaign time, but, yeah. Let it burn.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 07:56 AM (OYEUO)

116 Nothing to be alarmed about. Secretary John Forbes Kerry is on duty!

Posted by: Jen Psaki-Psak at September 30, 2014 07:56 AM (LISuA)

117

Let's not kid ourselves here.  Ever since he took the oath, there's been a predictable method to this madness.

 

All of this  has been planned for a long time.  The left got their perfect candidate (intelligent or not) elected to the most powerful position  in government......twice.  He's executing this plan very successfully IMHO.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 07:56 AM (DkhX8)

118 And Mount St. Helens might be reawakening after a ten year slumber.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 30, 2014 07:56 AM (J6ScR)

119 Can't stop laughing about "with snakes in their hair"..... shit....good stuff!

Posted by: That was funny at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (jjaLl)

120 He'll use the excuse he's being a good father and spending time with his daughters, and the media will swoon. And, people will believe he's a good father -- which I do not believe for a minute.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (IXrOn)

121 And you guys were doubting all those conservative "pundits" who were saying Obama was a supremely serious person. Tsk tsk.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (r+7wo)

122 The Daily Caller with perspective:

"The Daily Caller has calculated that he's spent almost 700 hours in 875 "Presidential Daily Briefings" since 2009.

But he's also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration."


Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (sDQnB)

123 Shit PDBs not PDFs

Posted by: Master chief, ret at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (6TUei)

124 What is the actual science and economics behind banning plastic bags? Plastic bags are far superior to paper bags or the disease-spreading reusable bags. They are incredibly light and cheap. Unlike paper bags, they prevent leaks. If you have some eco-nazi religious hang-up about plastic, then don't use them. But no. The eco-fascists have to ban them so I can't use them either.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (ZPrif)

125 So, I guess Jon Stewart like totally owned anyone bothered by Obaaama saluting with his cup of coffee.

'Cause--get this, and you'll never guess where this is going--Bush once saluted the Marines with his empty right hand while holding his dog's leash with the other non-saluting hand!!!

That's totally the same, wingnutz!!!!

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (VjL9S)

126 I hate this man. I hate his face. I hate that mole on his stupid face. He has made my life measurably worse in the last six years which was his intention all along. I wish he would go away and leave this country alone.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (2x3L+)

127 this House Oversight Committee is a clown show Am I the only one who has noticed that the one man who should be bothered the most about his incompetent Secret Service does not give a shit? If obama doesn't care, I sure as hell won't either!

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 07:57 AM (vzJm/)

128 He was going to go, but then he got high.

Posted by: teh Wind at September 30, 2014 07:58 AM (B3WUC)

129 88 It is an indictment of his stunning lack of intelligence that he isn't even the least bit intrigued.

You have to understand his boredom and lack of interest is a sign of his brilliance. If the world wold just present Barack with some worth challenges, then you would see some amazing things.  It is just all the problems are so mundane.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at September 30, 2014 07:58 AM (1BQGO)

130 So, since this is old, and not one thing will come of it, and we are beyond 100 comments, anyone watching Z Nation? Syfy Original so mostly horrible. But with glimmers of actual goodness. My favorite line "Miss? There's a finger. In your hair."

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 07:59 AM (OYEUO)

131 Problem is this one the msm can't airbrush away. Posted by: JackStraw Not to be argumentative. But is it really a problem at this time? My opinion is that people who care about this country care but the vast majority not.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 07:59 AM (l1zOH)

132 California Gov. Jerry Brown signs nation's 1st statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - @ABC7 http://bit.ly/1v0LFRv Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 12:47 Thank God he vetoed the police drones need a warrant bill, so they can catch us using the bags to line trashcans & pick up dog shit. Wouldn't that make them multi-use then?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 07:59 AM (VTeMs)

133 You guys talking about me yet?

Posted by: Kneel DaTass Tite-son! at September 30, 2014 07:59 AM (jjaLl)

134 It's totes the fault of the people writing these things. If only they started them with "Hey" then he'd read them! #HeyScience

Posted by: Mama AJ at September 30, 2014 07:59 AM (0xTsz)

135 I AM big. The briefings got small.

Posted by: Norma Obama Desmond at September 30, 2014 08:00 AM (Ks4nX)

136 real lack of puppies on AoShq. Why???

Posted by: The Progs at September 30, 2014 12:49 PM (iQIUe)

 

Yes, I too must complain about the lack of sweater puppies. What, wrong blog? Damn.....

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 08:01 AM (kQBSd)

137 Expecting obama to attend security briefings with a bunch of white guys is racist.

Posted by: Buffalobob at September 30, 2014 08:01 AM (s312G)

138 Switching to paper bags vastly increases the mass of the garbage being generated. Switching to reusable increases the spread of disease. Food and liquids leak, it's inevitable. I remember before plastic bags we'd generate huge stacks of paper bags from grocery shopping. Now it's a tiny little ball of plastic bags.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 08:01 AM (ZPrif)

139 I hear that President Boyfriend has become a fan of hockey, as that's one more way ESPN can get him out of doing his f'ing job.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 08:01 AM (+hPIb)

140 The smartest person in the room, who never did anything in his life, and is a fuckin idiot, and a marxist to boot don't need not intelligence briefings!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 08:01 AM (M0mf2)

141 I keep thinking about Red Storm Rising and how WWIII is started in large part because a very ambitious indeed KGB agent walks into a Politburo briefing with the best case, worst case and middle of the road scenarios and tells the Politburo exactly what it was they wanted to hear instead of telling them all three. Here's the thing. So the President is back to being more than semi-retired again. What is there that can be done? Besides drinking heavily. I mean in addition to that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 08:02 AM (mf5HN)

142 Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Obama share one more thing in common besides being the kind of African-American that appeals to Harry Reid and Joe Biden, you know, all groomed, spiffily dressed and loquacious and all that: in the face of overwhelming and incontrovertible evidence, each will steadfastly cling to the notion that he is right and the entire rest of the universe is wrong.

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at September 30, 2014 08:02 AM (RHLfG)

143 So, since this is old, and not one thing will come of it, and we are beyond 100 comments, anyone watching Z Nation? Liking it so far.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 08:02 AM (VTeMs)

144 And I read that Fredo's top General reads that Maddow cow on MSNBC and thinks she is great! TOP MEN!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 08:02 AM (M0mf2)

145 Worst. Boss. Ever.

Posted by: Y-not at September 30, 2014 08:03 AM (zDsvJ)

146 Here I dropped this in the last thread just as the corgis stampeded out: Hey 'rons, check out the class on how to convince chicks to have a threesome. Be sure to scroll down for the picture of the merkin hand puppet! http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/19535/

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 30, 2014 08:03 AM (bC3Yj)

147 I'm looking forward to the "Office of the Lame Duck President" podium after the next election.

No dumber than the "Office of the President Elect" was.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 08:03 AM (+hPIb)

148

The media is actually showing signs of disbelief.  This is interesting - moreso - than the fact that the most intellectually incurious and disengaged president of the last 70 years (counting the times when both JFK and FDR were cooling off and Truman and Johnson hadn't been sworn in) wasn't paying attention to the actual job he holds.  They aren't willing to suspend disbelief for this explanation for another failure of President Fabulous.*

 

*Some will continue to believe, but what are you going to do?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 08:03 AM (hLRSq)

149 If someone would just package the Daily Brief as a video, it would be easier for all of us. Videos are our strong suit.

Posted by: Hillary! at September 30, 2014 08:03 AM (LISuA)

150 You have to understand his boredom and lack of interest is a sign of his brilliance.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at September 30, 2014 12:58 PM (1BQGO)



By that standard, my goldfish is fucking brilliant.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:04 AM (SLea8)

151 I tried to watch World War Z but it was too dumb. Zombies don't do anything for me. They're stupid and boring.

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 08:04 AM (vzJm/)

152 I would like to know how many CEOs of large corporations have the time to watch all the shows Obama does.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2014 08:04 AM (r+7wo)

153 because, they say, he is "among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet." That is in a Geraghty column at NRO. Taken from a Thiessen post. In 2012. But he's always surprised at events that happen and finds out about them days later in the newspaper Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 12:55 PM (1Jaio) *********** What the hell does that even mean? Do they spread Grey Poupon on it first for him?

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 08:04 AM (RJMhd)

154 We'll be lucky to live through the next two years. That's not just a quote from a movie, we're really likely to lose a ton of people here in the lower 48 with this incompetent dolt and his treason-cult in charge.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at September 30, 2014 08:05 AM (kVzqa)

155

Switching to paper bags vastly increases the mass of the garbage being generated.
Switching to reusable increases the spread of disease. Food and liquids leak, it's inevitable.

 

--

 

Yes, but not only does the paper degrade more quickly, but   the trees they are made from are a crop.  An eight year crop, but a crop nonetheless.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 08:05 AM (AX3vC)

156 I'm wondering if the guard dogs weren't loosed on the White House intruder because Barry had already polished them off with some fava beans and a nice chianti. (Apologies if something along those lines has already been used in previous threads; I usually don't have time to read much of the comments during the day.)

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at September 30, 2014 08:05 AM (RHLfG)

157 This constant attempt to force, by rule of law, everyone to behave like a yuppie eco-nutter progtard is insane.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 08:05 AM (ZPrif)

158 >>> Here's the thing. So the President is back to being more than semi-retired again. What is there that can be done? Besides drinking heavily. I mean in addition to that. Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 01:02 PM (mf5HN) I'm thinking being put in a chemically induced coma for the next 2 years sounds good. Listening to teeny bopper trash music at deafening levels isn't doing what it used to for me.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 08:05 AM (2x3L+)

159 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2014 12:55 PM (Zu3d9) BRB

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 08:05 AM (o3MSL)

160 The CIA could learn something from the girls. I know that when the kids want to get his attention they make it a game, putting whatever they want into bracket form. He loves brackets.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at September 30, 2014 08:05 AM (LISuA)

161 He's still voting present

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 30, 2014 12:36 PM (1Jaio)

 

That would actually be an improvement.  The Truancy of Barack Obama is the reality.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 08:06 AM (hLRSq)

162 Shaun Of The Dead was okay. And the one with Bill Murray was okay. But they were both movies I'd only watch once in my life.

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 08:06 AM (vzJm/)

163 By that standard, my goldfish is fucking brilliant. So is my rocking chair. However, I don't like the way it's looking at me right now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 08:06 AM (0HooB)

164 By that standard, my goldfish is fucking brilliant.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 01:04 PM (SLea

 

By that standard a bobble-head is Einstein.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 08:07 AM (hLRSq)

165 Breaking News @BreakingNews 11m
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs nation's 1st statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - @ABC7 http://bit.ly/1v0LFRv

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 12:47 PM (ZPrif)


Ridiculous name for them. Has anyone ever just used a plastic bag one time? I reuse them constantly. And nothing is better and cheaper for animal poop! What plastic baggies do hoity toity Californians use to pick up dog poop? Because I'm guessing those are one use too.

Take them home, granola hippies, rinse and reuse. For the earth! Diapers are also one use too. So many possibilities...

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2014 08:07 AM (yRwC8)

166 88 It is an indictment of his stunning lack of intelligence that he isn't even the least bit intrigued.


Here's your calibration. While his transcripts are buried deeper than whale shit, we know from public records that he wasn't a National Merit Finalist, or Semi-Finalist, nor did he get an Honorable Mention.

So he's not that brilliant, liberal bullshit notwithstanding.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:07 AM (SLea8)

167 We'll be lucky to live through the next two years. Living is over rated

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 08:07 AM (M0mf2)

168 >>Not to be argumentative. But is it really a problem at this time? My opinion is that people who care about this country care but the vast majority not. I've always felt that most people are very parochial in their interests, if it affects them directly they start to sit up and take notice. No matter how much the previous scandals pissed some of us off the truth is most people weren't really directly affected and a lot of it sounds like inside baseball stuff to most. But when random people start getting their heads cut off in America I think they start to perk up. I could be wrong but I think that is only the beginning of what we are in for and the more this stuff happens the more the public will wonder why Obama said he had all this stuff under control. Yea, I think this one is going to be a problem for him.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 08:08 AM (g1DWB)

169 California Gov. Jerry Brown signs nation's 1st statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - @ABC7 http://bit.ly/1v0LFRv NO big deal. I always double bag those

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 08:08 AM (M0mf2)

170 I have a vivid memory of Obama not only attending all his PDBs, but actually running them. Whereas Dubya attended only one, the one where he okayed Cheney to put thermite paint in Building 7 while Skyping with Bin Laden about where in Pakistan he could hide. Because according to my show, Cosmos, fire doesn't melt steel.

Posted by: Kneel D-Grass Tyson at September 30, 2014 08:08 AM (3H4Zj)

171 I'd like Obama to pivot towards his own unemployment...in jail.

This guy is worse than a teenager who doesn't want to mow the lawn.

Fucking utter disgrace and an insult to anyone who has held or is yet to hold the title of President.  His occupancy of the Whitehouse, from the downright disrespect of the office itself to the monolithic FAILURE that his administration has demonstrated to be, is of the highest form our forefathers described as "Domestic Enemies of the Constitution."

It's a fucking atrocity

Posted by: melodicmetal1 at September 30, 2014 08:08 AM (MV2jA)

172 Are there people here who think the rise of the c*liphate is a coincidence, or a product of some kind of disconnect? Really?

Posted by: Mega at September 30, 2014 08:08 AM (7HE6l)

173 167 We'll be lucky to live through the next two years. Living is over rated Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 01:07 PM (M0mf2) "The grave is lonely. Living is worse." - Nix, "Lord of Illusions."

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2014 08:09 AM (mx5oN)

174 Osama is dead. (but living on in more ways than you can count). GM is alive. (and making defective vehicles and dead customers).

Posted by: Radeaminit at September 30, 2014 08:09 AM (Xv7f/)

175 The paper bags the stores give you you pay for. They also fall apa. rt before you even get to your car. The state always passes these laws without ever considering the consequences. They put 17k people out of work with this bag ban and there will be an increase in e coli.

Posted by: The Progs at September 30, 2014 08:09 AM (iQIUe)

176 Why did those people not tell you about ISIS, Daddy?

Posted by: Malia at September 30, 2014 08:09 AM (WRseu)

177 170 I have a vivid memory of Obama not only attending all his PDBs, but actually running them. Whereas Dubya attended only one, the one where he okayed Cheney to put thermite paint in Building 7 while Skyping with Bin Laden about where in Pakistan he could hide. Because according to my show, Cosmos, fire doesn't melt steel. Posted by: Kneel D-Grass Tyson at September 30, 2014 01:08 PM (3H4Zj) ************** LOL! gawd damn it--had me going for a minute.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 08:10 AM (RJMhd)

178 I keep thinking about Red Storm Rising and how WWIII is started in large part because a very ambitious indeed KGB agent walks into a Politburo briefing with the best case, worst case and middle of the road scenarios and tells the Politburo exactly what it was they wanted to hear instead of telling them all three.

Here's the thing. So the President is back to being more than semi-retired again. What is there that can be done? Besides drinking heavily. I mean in addition to that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 01:02 PM (mf5HN)

 

 

---------------------------------------------

 

 

Until he leaves office, there's absolutely nothing we can do.  Even if the repubs take the senate, the past  dem controlled congress gave him the power to make congress irrelevent.

 

It's like watching that video of the 747 crash in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 08:10 AM (DkhX8)

179 Gotta love that at the University of New Mexico, for the O-Face Oral presentation at Sex Week, they actually inserted the words "Snacks will be provided".

Posted by: MTF at September 30, 2014 08:10 AM (LISuA)

180 152 I would like to know how many CEOs of large corporations have the time to watch all the shows Obama does.
==========
Shit. Try a CEO of any company that makes more than $10million a year.

Hell, I'm a nobody and I don't even have the time to keep up with all the shows he watches. But, that's because I don't care.

He does, and that's what he makes time for.

I always say, "You make time for what is important."

I really have to employ some mental gymnastics to justify the time I spend here . . . .

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 08:10 AM (VjL9S)

181

You know what we've got... we've got President Bartelby.

AIDE: Mr. President, it's not for your daily intelligence briefing.

OBAMA: I would prefer not to.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at September 30, 2014 08:11 AM (qHCyt)

182 >>Switching to reusable increases the spread of disease. They are going to start dropping like flies. Between that and the non-vaccination life-style choice...ugh.

Posted by: Mama AJ at September 30, 2014 08:11 AM (0xTsz)

183 They could always trick him and say he's going to breakfast, lunch, or dinner over at some famous chef's house... Or, it's a choom boy party... Or, meeting a celeb... Or,...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 08:11 AM (IXrOn)

184 I agree with Vashta. Intelligent undead are way more terrifying than Zombies. Take just about any piece of zombie media, and replace the zombie virus with something that just spreads fast and kills people, but doesn't re-animate their corpses. Have you changed much of the underlying tension?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at September 30, 2014 08:11 AM (3H4Zj)

185 Lack of Intelligence. -or- Lack of Intelligence.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 08:11 AM (NaV4z)

186 Obama didn't know because His information source (mfm) didn't tell him.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2014 08:12 AM (nqBYe)

187 Choom Boy doesn't care. That has been painfully obvious for damn near six years.

And why should he care? Has anyone in Congress advised him there are reasons who he should pay attention to doing the job he took an oath to do? Has anyone in the media done so? Shit, has anyone in the Congress or the media suggested that this arrogant, America-hating  fool do his job?

No. It would be Bad Optics. It would be racist. Most of all, it would be impolite. Or something.

Amazing how one lazy, evil person can consistently and continually do the wrong thing because good people (or at least not-so-bad people) do nothing.

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 30, 2014 08:12 AM (A17aa)

188 Barry's the rocking chair, and we're all the cats laying under it.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 08:12 AM (F26eZ)

189 Are there people here who think the rise of the c*liphate is a coincidence, or a product of some kind of disconnect? Really?

Posted by: Mega at September 30, 2014 01:08 PM (7HE6l)

 

 

-------------------------------------------

 

I've learned there's no coincidences with this regime.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 08:13 AM (DkhX8)

190 Lack of Intelligence. -or- Lack of Intelligence. Hmmm, that's a tough one...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 08:13 AM (0HooB)

191 Look, he may have missed half of his briefings but his fundraising participation rate is 100% people. Priorities....defeating Republicans is a lot more important than beating ISIS.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at September 30, 2014 08:13 AM (OWjjx)

192

The smartest people in the    world, as a rule, use    every avenue possible  to hide their transcripts.

 

It helps     avoid making the proles feel bad, I suppose.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 08:13 AM (AX3vC)

193 Re: #4 - Obama's minions attending the briefing for him.

Let's also not that most of his minions are *political* people. You, people who have a degree in fiction writing, or whom he got to know when they were driving him around Illinois while campaigning (Tommy Vietor and some other chick), or are former journalists.

Do we even have confidence that his minions have the capacity to understand these briefings, or just plain old experience/wisdom, to adequately analyze/summarize the information provided from a security perspective instead of a political perspective?

I really doubt it.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 08:13 AM (D/504)

194 If you want him to show up at a briefing just tell him it's a fundraiser.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 08:13 AM (kQBSd)

195 Imagine skipping half of your meetings at work. This is what you get when you elect someone who has never held a real job for any significant period of time as president.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2014 08:13 AM (r+7wo)

196 The Smartest Man Ever to Walk the Earth wasn't too big on attendance when he was editor of the Harvard Law Review either. This is a lifelong pattern with him.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2014 08:14 AM (aTXUx)

197 Elections have consequences. And, wait for it,,,sin does not go unpunished.

Posted by: Erowmero at September 30, 2014 08:14 AM (go5uR)

198 George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding cost £8m Estimates of how much George Clooney's wedding weekend cost include water taxis, pool-side parties and five-star hotel rooms That's 13 Million. And Republicans are the evil 1%?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 08:14 AM (M0mf2)

199 I've been hearing about this April 15th date being bantered about. My CPA wanted to give me a briefing about it but, I blew him off.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at September 30, 2014 08:14 AM (XzRw1)

200

from the Breitbart link:

 

White House's very own presidential calendar revealed Obama had not received his daily intel briefing in the five consecutive days leading up to the Benghazi attacks.

 

That's so very...

 

is "reassuring" the word I'm looking for?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 08:15 AM (JtwS4)

201 Eugene Robinson says the daily briefings just have too darned much information for President Genius to process. Clearly the daily briefings are rayciss. There can be no other explanation.

Posted by: Citizen X at September 30, 2014 08:15 AM (7ObY1)

202 I'm thinking being put in a chemically induced coma for the next 2 years sounds good. Listening to teeny bopper trash music at deafening levels isn't doing what it used to for me. Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 01:05 PM (2x3L+) There's always K-pop, disco um I mean EDM and listening to Greg Dulli tell me terrible things in such a lovely way.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 08:16 AM (mf5HN)

203 media, 'look at how nicely arab spring is working out.' media, 'the racist heckle because they just don't know what magnificent an idea arab spring is.' media, 'Isis doesn't represent the majority of peace lovin peoples of the ME.' Media, ' wth is going on with that group of peace lovin wanting democracy and freedom for everyone doing?!'

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2014 08:16 AM (nqBYe)

204 Dear Barrack. I like to play outside alot. My Mom tho, always makes me finish my homework before I go outside to play. i dont like it, but I do it because its good for me and its the right thing to do. So.... Mr President, will you please do YOUR homework before you go to play golf outside. If me, your typical third grader can do this... so can you. Your Friend, Billy

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 08:16 AM (NaV4z)

205 Remember when the MSM made a big deal out of stories of Reagan falling asleep during meetings? Now, it's ok because we have TOP people under the President I would assume they'll say

Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2014 08:16 AM (aTXUx)

206 You know what I've noticed? Everyone is always letting HIM down?

Honestly- is he kidding? At the Baskin-Robbins of presidents this guy is  freezer-burnt, melted vanilla on the menu. Not even good for a cone.

This excuse is the presidential equivalent of the dog ate my homework. The man just has zero credibility.

Isn't there a halfway house or some equivalent institution we can send this guy to in order to get over his self-absorbed, narcissistic psychosis?

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2014 08:16 AM (GGCsk)

207 I've been hearing about this April 15th date being bantered about. My CPA wanted to give me a briefing about it but, I blew him off. And then you crashed his hard drive?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 08:16 AM (VTeMs)

208 Obama's whole thing is that he's the domestic culture warrior, the guy who's there to exhume and reanimate all the failed '60s agenda. He has little interest in anything else unless it's a vacation destination.

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2014 08:16 AM (o+SC1)

209 This is the foreign policy and results you get when you assume that it would be great for the world that you got elected.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at September 30, 2014 08:17 AM (OWjjx)

210 Just think about how wrong the pundits who superficially fell for Obama in 2008 work. Can you think of anyone else, even progressivess, who would skip so many meetings? I'm pretty sure even Deblasio attempts most of his.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2014 08:17 AM (r+7wo)

211 This is the foreign policy and results you get when you assume that it would be great for the world that you got elected.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at September 30, 2014 08:17 AM (OWjjx)

212 Hmmmm....... I wonder...... Whats the number of security briefings missed compared to the number of holes of golf played....?

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 08:17 AM (NaV4z)

213 I went to two sub shops in the last few weeks. Got the same basic Italian sub. To go. One uses plastic bags. One uses paper. The paper bag sub shop tastes better. But it was annoying the paper bag had already soaked through by the time I got home -- I like me some oil and vinegar on my Italian subs. So it will now be illegal to take carry-out food in a non-leaking plastic bag. So goddamn stupid. Plastic bag banning is just a religious purity law. Might as well pass a law banning pork, or requiring we all ritually wash our feet. Environmentalism is a cult.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 08:18 AM (ZPrif)

214 And then you crashed his hard drive?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 30, 2014 01:16 PM (VTeMs)


I went Gallagher on it with a sledge hammer.


Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at September 30, 2014 08:18 AM (XzRw1)

215  The smartest people in the world, as a rule, use every avenue possible to hide their transcripts.
It helps avoid making the proles feel bad, I suppose.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 01:13 PM (AX3vC)


Yep. It's "Barry's" well-known modesty and self-effacing nature on display.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:18 AM (SLea8)

216 166. 88. "Here's your calibration. While his transcripts are buried deeper than whale shit, we know from public records that he wasn't a National Merit Finalist, or Semi-Finalist, nor did he get an Honorable Mention. So he's not that brilliant, liberal bullshit notwithstanding...." ---- Yes. Yes. Yes. Obama was always Chance the Gardener come to life. Low info liberals were desperate to convince themselves the simple was profound so long as it came wrapped in a black-ish, clean, Ivy League package, with no trace of a Negro accent unless he wanted one. (Q: If "race" is a meaningless artificial construct, as liberals like to lecture us, then why is Obama even considered black? Raised by white people in Hawaii and educated at elite schools, he certainly shares nothing of the usual black experience.) Geraldine Ferraro, RIP, ethnic New Yawker, was the only Democratic with the balls to publicly call fraud to the whole sickening exercise and so of course the libs crucified her for it.

Posted by: Radeaminit at September 30, 2014 08:18 AM (Xv7f/)

217 There's always K-pop, disco um I mean EDM and listening to Greg Dulli tell me terrible things in such a lovely way. If I had some of that stuff called "money" I keep hearing so much about, I'd become a heroin addict.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 08:18 AM (0HooB)

218 >>White House's very own presidential calendar revealed Obama had not received his daily intel briefing in the five consecutive days leading up to the Benghazi attacks.

That would be the 5 days leading up to ***9/11*** a day that Bush always made sure we had extra security in place, especially at our embassies, due to the significance of that date to terrorists.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 08:19 AM (D/504)

219 I wish obama was just a wanker. he's not; obama is a terrorist

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 08:19 AM (vzJm/)

220 You know what I've noticed? Everyone is always letting HIM down?

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2014 01:16 PM (GGCsk)


Even Steiner. "Das wahr ein Befehl!"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:20 AM (SLea8)

221 "wahr" --> "war"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:20 AM (SLea8)

222 What a great SNL cold-open skit: Obama at his daily intelligence briefing, standing at his podium, reading from the teleprompter, briefing the various bureau heads. He could be spouting all his bullshit, with Intelligence officers vainly trying to correct him with the truth. It could end with one of them saying "that's not how this works. That's not how any of this works." Too bad SNL doesn't do comedy anymore.

Posted by: jwpaine at September 30, 2014 08:20 AM (68O4K)

223 We know Obama wasn't even a National Achievement Scholar -- it's the same as National Merit, but reserved for only black students and with much lower standards.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 08:20 AM (ZPrif)

224 There are two kinds of Obola lies. 1) Fear mongering about imaginary threats to get what he wants or to deflect criticism such as blaming everything on Bush, racism, the Tea Party, and global warming. 2) Denying real threats like jihadis, illegal immigrants, IRS scandal, Fast and Furious etc.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 30, 2014 08:21 AM (XUKZU)

225 We also know from public records that Obama was NOT a member of Phi Beta Kappa in college.

Posted by: Avogadra at September 30, 2014 08:21 AM (tQGyU)

226 The only reason that ISIS allies aren't tearing Egypt apart is because the Egyptians got a whiff of Arab Spring which smelled like the Muslim Brotherhood They said "fuck this shit, put the army back in charge"

Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2014 08:22 AM (aTXUx)

227 223 We know Obama wasn't even a National Achievement Scholar -- it's the same as National Merit, but reserved for only black students and with much lower standards. To be fair he was probably high.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 08:22 AM (OYEUO)

228 Barry doesn't go to other people, they come to him.

Remember how he looked during the ACA thing when Ryan was beating his ass up-and-down the meeting room (ah, the Ryan of the good old days)? I'm sure he looks that way in ALL meetings.

All part of his perpetually late, ring kissing, personality type.

Posted by: Chupacabras at September 30, 2014 08:22 AM (+hPIb)

229 >>>> There's always K-pop, disco um I mean EDM and listening to Greg Dulli tell me terrible things in such a lovely way. Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 01:16 PM (mf5HN) Nah, I'm hardcore. KidzBop on XM/Sirius all the way. I wish I was kidding.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 08:22 AM (2x3L+)

230 Jem, look we got a groupie head for those dopes believing free b.c is much more important then the rampant head choppers and clit wackers roaming around killing those OTHER/ and some of us peoples. I mean what's really more important for the world community?

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2014 08:23 AM (nqBYe)

231 Of course, you all have to remember: This is King Shit Midas--everything he touches turns to shit.

We should want him paying LESS attention.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2014 08:23 AM (VjL9S)

232 I think this is terrific news. The less engaged Obama is, the better off all of us are.

Posted by: Okey dokey at September 30, 2014 08:23 AM (Xv7f/)

233 They said "fuck this shit, put the army back in charge" ---- which... if memory serves.... really pissed off the Administration.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 08:23 AM (NaV4z)

234 210 Just think about how wrong the pundits who superficially fell for Obama in 2008 work. Can you think of anyone else, even progressivess, who would skip so many meetings? I'm pretty sure even Deblasio attempts most of his. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2014 01:17 PM (r+7wo) ************** The reason he can get away with it? It's a little like that axiom --if a tree falls in a forest does anyone hear it? the press won't report it. Hell people keep asking why officers don't put up a fight. Well go try and find the report about general Mike Flynn stepping down? How about the testimony of the retired Marine officer who said that FEST was not even scrambled on the night of the Benghazi attack. Some of these reports have actually been pulled. And/ or buried. Probably one of the most dangerous phenomena that we have witnessed is a war--Libya--being sponsored by CNN. No wonder they "sat" on Benghazi, they were culpable. CNN has blood on their pom-poms.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 08:23 AM (RJMhd)

235 Can you think of anyone else, even progressivess, who would skip so many meetings? I'm pretty sure even Deblasio attempts most of his.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2014 01:17 PM (r+7wo)



Yep. Especially intelligence briefings, of all things. Farting them off while finding time to appear on The View or The Daily Show is criminal negligence, particularly in a such a fraught time.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:23 AM (SLea8)

236 OK District Attorney says that Alton Nolen was running around the facility, waving a big knife and "screaming Arabic phrases" before stabling and cutting the head off one woman and stabling a second. I'm searching for a motive here.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 08:23 AM (g1DWB)

237 Hard to argue with that. Big Government @biggovt Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night': During the House Oversight Hearing on White House s... bit.ly/1nFFFiG

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 08:24 AM (ZPrif)

238 Earlier FoxNews report the Okie beheader was also ranting about how much he hated white people.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 08:24 AM (ZPrif)

239 Damn it my grammar went out the window. pfffttttt

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 08:24 AM (RJMhd)

240 This is what you get when you elect someone who has never held a real job for any significant period of time as president. Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at September 30, 2014 01:13 PM

It's also what you get when people who claim to be anal-yzing, "interpreting" and making Learned Proclamations on what's going on don't have the guts to stand up and say "enough!"


Posted by: MrScribbler at September 30, 2014 08:25 AM (A17aa)

241 People, let's look on the bright side here.

52% of America is getting the security they deserve.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2014 08:25 AM (sDQnB)

242 We know Obama wasn't even a National Achievement Scholar -- it's the same as National Merit, but reserved for only black students and with much lower standards.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 01:20 PM (ZPrif)


Only because he did poorly on the free throw part of the exam.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:25 AM (SLea8)

243 Steven Crowder @scrowder Not every Christian is perfect. Jesus was. Not every Muslim is a terrorist. Muhammad was.

Posted by: Tweet the Tweets at September 30, 2014 08:25 AM (ZPrif)

244

This   country could really use a president right now.

 

It is a shame we don't have one.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 08:25 AM (AX3vC)

245 "Obama Has Attended Less Than Half His Presidential Daily Briefings"



I vote "Present."  



Posted by: President Media puppet at September 30, 2014 08:25 AM (txvbW)

246 When you are interested... and thoughtful about something... You want to ask QUESTIONs... Obama has the opportunity to question during the daily brief... That he does not show up, means that he has no questions... Which tells me, that he really has no interest...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2014 08:26 AM (f0pWu)

247 Obama received no Latin Honor with his undergraduate degree from Columbia. (Half a degree from Columbia, really, since he transferred to Columbia as a junior) I defy any one to name one non-affirmative action admittee to Harvard Law in 1988 who earned no undergraduate Latin honor.

Posted by: Radeaminit at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (Xv7f/)

248 The only reason that ISIS allies aren't tearing Egypt apart is because the Egyptians got a whiff of Arab Spring which smelled like the Muslim Brotherhood They said "fuck this shit, put the army back in charge" Posted by: kbdabear at September 30, 2014 01:22 PM (aTXUx) Hum, that's not exactly how I see it. Unlike in Turkey where the Muslim Brotherhood types took power and FIRST decimated all those in the Military who disagreed with them - and it took years- before they "came out out of the closet" so to speak. SO there was not Military opposition so to speak. In Egypt the idiots in the Brotherhood, left the Military in tact as they went full Muzzi. And it was the MILITARY, not the people, who took them out.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (M0mf2)

249 >>The less engaged Obama is, the better off all of us are.

Not really.  Because the leaders of aggressive countries like Russia, Iran, IS, etc. are noticing, too, and it encourage them to go for it it knowing Obama will be slow to take action, if any. Just look at how regularly Putin mocks and pwns Obama.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (D/504)

250 Briefings? Come on man, we talkin about briefings. Not the actual war. We talkin about briefings.

Posted by: Preezy Iverson at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (azYpC)

251 154 We'll be lucky to live through the next two years.
That's not just a quote from a movie, we're really likely to lose a ton of people here in the lower 48 with this incompetent dolt and his treason-cult in charge.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at September 30, 2014 01:05 PM (kVzqa)



Just look forward to the fun we'll have throwing them in prison, one right after the other.  



I daresay the nation will be shirking it's duty if the vast bulk of this regime doesn't end up doing time. 



Posted by: D-Lamp at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (txvbW)

252 232 I think this is terrific news. The less engaged Obama is, the better off all of us are. Why? Val 'rat-faced Iranian' Jarret could not have been elected?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (rHSVR)

253 227 223 We know Obama wasn't even a National Achievement Scholar -- it's the same as National Merit, but reserved for only black students and with much lower standards.
To be fair he was probably high.
Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 01:22 PM (OYEUO)



OTOH, most of the other participants probably were too, in which case it was a level playing field.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (SLea8)

254 I am my own best intel briefer.

Posted by: Obama at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (659DL)

255 I wish obama was just a wanker.

he's not; obama is a terrorist

Posted by: VoxSoothsayer at September 30, 2014 01:19 PM (vzJm/)

 

 

-------------------------------------------

 

 

Yes.  Yes he is.  You've nailed the best description  of him and his  regime.  They're all terrorists.  Leftist/marxist terrorists. 

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (DkhX8)

256

People, let's look on the bright side here.

52% of America is getting the security they deserve.

 

--

 

The problem is, they   are mixed in with the rest of the population   when the bombs go    off.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 30, 2014 08:27 AM (AX3vC)

257 52% of America is getting the security they deserve. Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2014 01:25 PM

The other 48% are just collateral damage, eh?

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 30, 2014 08:28 AM (A17aa)

258 Of course, you all have to remember: This is King Shit Midas--everything he touches turns to shit. *ahem* The AoSHQ Style Guide, Volume IV, pg 687, section 45-F, codicil L, states that the correct term, when describing that particular aspect of TFG mad governing skillz, is... King Mierdas. And now, back to our regular programming.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 08:28 AM (0HooB)

259 White House's very own presidential calendar revealed Obama had not received his daily intel briefing in the five consecutive days leading up to the Benghazi attacks. ...because Hillary was on top of it... ahahahahaha

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 08:28 AM (IXrOn)

260 237 Hard to argue with that. Big Government @biggovt Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night': During the House Oversight Hearing on White House s... bit.ly/1nFFFiG Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 01:24 PM (ZPrif) We beg to differ....

Posted by: Raytheon, maker of Night Vision Equipment at September 30, 2014 08:28 AM (f0pWu)

261 I would like to know IF his briefing time interfered with his tee time.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 08:28 AM (kQBSd)

262 The President treats vital intelligence information the way a precocious teenager treats Ulysses. He hasn't actually read it, but he's at least got it on his nightstand or on a bookshelf somewhere, and how dare you accuse him of being ignorant of its contents.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at September 30, 2014 08:28 AM (3H4Zj)

263 Question, for some reason I have in my head that the ebil Chimpy McBushitlerburton had the Presidential Daily Briefing as one of the first things on his schedule every day but I could be making that up. Does anyone else recall that?

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 08:29 AM (mf5HN)

264 I just heard an NRCC ad taking a Democrat to task using war on women tactics. It was actually pretty good, and judging by recent events, a couple of chicks complaining about how some guy doesn't respect them should be effective. Northern virginia, Barbara comstock race.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 08:29 AM (OYEUO)

265 C'mon Ace. Give us a nood. You're letting Barky live rent free in our heads. There must be something more interesting to talk about than the least interested man in the world.

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 08:29 AM (2x3L+)

266 >>>>Just look forward to the fun we'll have throwing them in prison, one right after the other. Over do the optimism juice this morning DLamp?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 08:30 AM (l1zOH)

267 I daresay the nation will be shirking it's duty if the vast bulk of this regime doesn't end up doing time. Posted by: D-Lamp at September 30, 2014 01:27 PM (txvbW) We must get passed, the past... so we will move forwards instead of prosecuting the prior administration.

Posted by: Romney, Bonehead, and McConnel at September 30, 2014 08:30 AM (f0pWu)

268 I really don't expect an elected President to know everything , but i sure do Expect Him to have the ability to Hire those that have experience and gravita in the chosen govt agency. He doesn't even seem to have that ability. it is just his buds , yes men, and and cronies running the show.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2014 08:30 AM (nqBYe)

269 About the doctor who antifreezed her lover: "Defense attorney Derek Hollingsworth asked jurors to sentence Gonzalez-Angulo to probation, saying she should not be judged solely by this one event in her life." Yeah, John Gacy was a great contractor and appeared as a clown at children's parties. Are we going to value his entire life on the fact that he was a bit quirky?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 30, 2014 08:30 AM (XUKZU)

270 "250 Briefings? Come on man, we talkin about briefings. Not the actual war. We talkin about briefings. Posted by: Preezy Iverson at September 30, 2014 01:27 PM (azYpC)" I won't let this kind of libel stand unchallenged. How dare you compare the majestic AI to President Boyfriend! AI was better at sharing, for one.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at September 30, 2014 08:30 AM (3H4Zj)

271 >>Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night'

Um, they've got these things called lights that can be placed strategically around the perimeter of the WH and its entrances....

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 08:31 AM (D/504)

272 Alfred Nobel's nose on TFG's Peace Prize is growing longer by the day.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 08:31 AM (IXrOn)

273 The most dangerous thing is probably the time it takes to get a decision from these damn people.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 08:32 AM (RJMhd)

274 I was just reading down the sidebar articles and found several comments about the Oklahoma beheadings being referred to as "workplace violence". I think it's pretty obvious that the liberals are right about this. It truly WAS workplace violence. The Obvious point they're missing is that the frontlines of the war on terror has now migrated to where ya'll work bitches!!! (That is, if you HAVE a job instead of setting at home and drawing unending unemployment.)

Posted by: Mr Obvious at September 30, 2014 08:32 AM (jgcLl)

275 On the other hand, I know for a fact that the President has been 100% in attendance for the briefings re The War on Women™ , which, I might add, would have been much more successful were it not for Obstructionist Republicans™. And just why the hell are bringing up Oklahoma?

Posted by: ValJal at September 30, 2014 08:32 AM (vPh3W)

276 271 >>Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night' Um, they've got these things called lights that can be placed strategically around the perimeter of the WH and its entrances.... Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 01:31 PM (D/504) Well..... since we can't buy 100 Watt bulbs anymore...

Posted by: Secret Service looks at Congress at September 30, 2014 08:32 AM (f0pWu)

277 Voting present. Nothing new. If Bush only attended 40% of the national security briefings and set a record for hours golfing they would be drawing up impeachment papers

Posted by: ThunderB at September 30, 2014 08:33 AM (zOTsN)

278 I defy anyone to post a link stating what it took to earn the Latin Honor magna cum laude at Harvard Law in 1991. I defy anyone to identify one other President (not Editor) of the Harvard Law Review who never had anything published under this own name. I defy anyone to identify one other member of the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School to never have any published scholarship. I defy anyone to identify one President (not Editor) of the Harvard Law Review who did not graduate magna cum laude. I'd bet that when Obama was at HLS just getting "elected" president of the Law Review was enough to earn one magna cum laude and there was no way in hell HLS was going to let its historical first Law Review President not graduate with the same Latin Honors as all the others no matter what his classroom performance really was.

Posted by: Radeaminit at September 30, 2014 08:33 AM (Xv7f/)

279 If he only read his PDB with the same probing interest as he read the Constitution (y'know...the way Patton read Rommel's book) there would be two more Americans with their heads firmly attached...maybe three.

Posted by: SavEcig at September 30, 2014 08:33 AM (zWaPh)

280 Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night' I can't believe she said that. As a aside when I qualified on the M-16 I shot a lot better in low light than regular light. I just popped those babies off and was spot on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 08:33 AM (M0mf2)

281 WTF is "K-pop"

Posted by: Citizen X at September 30, 2014 08:33 AM (7ObY1)

282 OK District Attorney says that Alton Nolen was running around the facility, waving a big knife and "screaming Arabic phrases" before stabling and cutting the head off one woman and stabling a second. I'm searching for a motive here. - Hey it's the OK District Attorney, not the OK Sherlock Holmes.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 30, 2014 08:34 AM (XUKZU)

283 Would it help if we covered the intelligence briefing with the latest People magazine? He might actually read a couple of sentences that way.

Posted by: Furious George at September 30, 2014 08:34 AM (UlJ3l)

284 About the doctor who antifreezed her lover: She's a cold bitch.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 08:34 AM (VTeMs)

285 Are you going to read the nood, Daddy?

Posted by: Sasha at September 30, 2014 08:34 AM (WRseu)

286 Bald faced lies; It is the pattern that has worked for everyone in this administration. Eric Holder testified to Congress that he was first made aware of Fast & Furious in 2011. There were problems with that: The publishing of a memo after his testimony that confirmed that he was briefed extensively in 2010. Video of his presentation in Mexico in 2009 where he talked about a brand new program conceived in part by the WH to reduce cross border gun trafficking. The memos and testimony that the WH advisor was briefed weekly "unofficially" about the progress of the program. And yet absolutely nothing happened to Holder. Few in the MSM media or journalists called him on it. Even after he was caught lying about targeting some of those same journalists (AP). He testified about other things even after being held in contempt. I'm sure he always told the truth except for those few instances that we know about. Now he retires to collect millions in speaking fees and represent terrorists held in Gitmo. Scot Free.

Posted by: Daybrother at September 30, 2014 08:34 AM (HTYMT)

287 K-pop = Korean pop music J-pop = Japanese pop music

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 08:35 AM (ZPrif)

288 The reason he can get away with it?

It's a little like that axiom --if a tree falls in a forest does anyone hear it?

the press won't report it.

Hell people keep asking why officers don't put up a fight.

Well go try and find the report about general Mike Flynn stepping down?


How about the testimony of the retired Marine officer who said that FEST was not even scrambled on the night of the Benghazi attack.

Some of these reports have actually been pulled.

And/ or buried.

Probably one of the most dangerous phenomena that we have witnessed is a war--Libya--being sponsored by CNN.

No wonder they "sat" on Benghazi, they were culpable.

CNN has blood on their pom-poms.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 01:23 PM (RJMhd)



I have previously said I wouldn't mind seeing several thousand "journalists" in the hands of ISIS getting their heads cut off and people thought that was just a horrible thing to say.  


Yes,  there is blood on "Journalist" hands,   and as I *KEEP*  pointing out,  those people in control of information flow to the American public are a GREATER THREAT than are terrorists,  because they deliberately DISTORT reality so as to con the public into electing their latest ABORTION GOD who is necessarily a fool and/or Evil. 


They ought not be allowed to continue perpetrating this monopoly of control on "news."   The world would have a lot fewer dead people if the Liberal Democrats who pretend to be objective were not allowed to get away with their deceptions. 




Posted by: D-Lamp at September 30, 2014 08:35 AM (txvbW)

289 Premis: Presidential daily briefings have a lot of information in them When Booooosh was President: ZOMG, Chimpy McHalliburton is teh moron. He can't read! Whatta idiot! When Teh Won is President: ZOMG, whoever prepares those briefings is LETTING OBAMA DOWN by including too much information!

Posted by: Citizen X at September 30, 2014 08:35 AM (7ObY1)

290 The guy hitting the WH is a near perfect analogy for ISIS and Iraq. Who possibly could have foreseen that piss-poor planing makes for piss-poor performance?

Posted by: ValJal at September 30, 2014 08:35 AM (vPh3W)

291 NOOOOOOOOOOD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 08:35 AM (vPh3W)

292 271 >>Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night'

Um, they've got these things called lights that can be placed strategically around the perimeter of the WH and its entrances....


Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 01:31 PM (D/504)


Secret Service: "Marco?"

Terrorist: "Polo!"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 08:35 AM (SLea8)

293 Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night' I can't believe she said that. Night vision & thermal imaging manufacturers hardest hit.....

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 08:36 AM (VTeMs)

294 Crap. ValJal sock...

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2014 08:36 AM (vPh3W)

295 Buck may not read hid briefing papers but Vlad probably does.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at September 30, 2014 08:36 AM (fm63r)

296 287 K-pop = Korean pop music J-pop = Japanese pop music Ah, thanks. Don't think I'll be exploring those genres anytime soon.

Posted by: Citizen X at September 30, 2014 08:36 AM (7ObY1)

297 Big Government @biggovt
Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night': During the House Oversight Hearing on White House s... bit.ly/1nFFFiG
***

Yes, because I'm sure the SS doesn't have a metric fuckton of NVG.  That's leaving aside the fact that a ten dollar Chinese knockoff po' boy tactical light will peel the paint off a car at night.

Light? How does it fucking work?

Posted by: B at September 30, 2014 08:36 AM (+Gtkw)

298 You silly RethugliKKKan racists can't understand his wisdom. Correctly thinking persons support him completely. Even Dorcus supports him, and Dorcus isn't all there since a bad shot of heroin in his NYC years. But you Jesusland trailer trash don't matter. You can't even win RethugliKKKan primaries, let alone national elections. It is all Just As Planned, and we shall one day see the Illuminated perfection of humanity.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 30, 2014 08:38 AM (iqpjH)

299 We must get passed, the past... so we will move forwards instead of prosecuting the prior administration. Posted by: Romney, Bonehead, and McConnel at September 30, 2014 01:30 PM (f0pWu) They should use this in the next GOPe fund raising letter, that will really bring in the $$, and be truthful as well!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 08:38 AM (o3MSL)

300

Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night'

Dogs not so much.

Posted by: wrg500 at September 30, 2014 08:39 AM (kQBSd)

301 Light? How does it fucking work? Posted by: B at September 30, 2014 01:36 PM (+Gtkw) There is no way that any exterior lighting equipment exists that could illuminate the White House lawn during an emergency.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 08:41 AM (o3MSL)

302



Yes. Yes he is. You've nailed the best descriptionof him and his regime. They're all terrorists. Leftist/marxist terrorists.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 01:27 PM (DkhX



You should read Zombies article "Close encounters with the weather underground."  


It presents a pretty good case that Obama has long been an actual terrorist. 




Posted by: D-Lamp at September 30, 2014 08:41 AM (txvbW)

303

What's the difference between Obama and a dope-selling, lying SOB, gang banging, ex-con?

The gang banger knows how to "put in some work."

Posted by: MWTexas at September 30, 2014 08:41 AM (N05oL)

304 Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult To See At Night' *********** OMG. I just read she was the head of SS HR before being made director. The head of HR. The. Head. Of. H. Frigging. R.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at September 30, 2014 08:42 AM (vgIRn)

305 274 I was just reading down the sidebar articles and found several comments about the Oklahoma beheadings being referred to as "workplace violence". I think it's pretty obvious that the liberals are right about this. It truly WAS workplace violence. The Obvious point they're missing is that the frontlines of the war on terror has now migrated to where ya'll work bitches!!! (That is, if you HAVE a job instead of setting at home and drawing unending unemployment.)

Posted by: Mr Obvious at September 30, 2014 01:32 PM (jgcLl)



I'm gonna say another mean thing. 



I look forward to the time when this sort of "workplace violence" migrates itself all the way to the studios in New York where they practice forgery of the news. 


Let some of the "elite" get bloodied, and perhaps the stupid sonofabitches will wake the F*** up! 



Posted by: D-Lamp at September 30, 2014 08:44 AM (txvbW)

306 I went to the Daily Brief And then I got high I wanted to do a cabinet meeting But then I got high I went on a golf outing And then I got high I got high, I got high I wanted to read my briefing But then I got high I wanted to meet with the Staff But then I got high I went out to make a speech And I got , I got high, I got high I was down for the struggle Because I got high Michelle came home from trip And I got high, I got high We went out for night together And I got high, I got high And when I'm up in the air On Air Force One I get high, I get high 'Cause I'm the President, muthufuckas And I get high

Posted by: Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama Smith at September 30, 2014 08:45 AM (RFeQD)

307 Gotta go. 

Posted by: D-Lamp at September 30, 2014 08:45 AM (txvbW)

308 President Dumbass - our first chaotic neutral President.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 30, 2014 08:56 AM (AC0lD)

309 Lazy, disengaged, intellectually underpowered, ... All true. But the thought that six nut cases have penetrated the White House this year scares the shit out of me. A martyred president O would be a catastrophe of biblical proportions.

Posted by: sinmi at September 30, 2014 09:00 AM (TDd9W)

310 Fewer. Not less.
For discretely countable events: He attended fewer than half of his briefings.
For measurables: He drank less than half of his Steel Reserve 40.
Fewer.

Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at September 30, 2014 09:00 AM (a5ljo)

311 How many did Bush attend? Because you know leftists will bring up Bush.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 30, 2014 09:08 AM (glk59)

312 "Anyone still eager to take the word of Barack Obama?" Absolutely!! But only after I apply the Universal Translator, which in his case means exactly the opposite of what it means in American English. So if he says "I read each report with keen interest", that means (after translation) that "I had it in my office, and told myself that I MEANT to read it, but there was no way I was going to spend my time doing that. I can barely make sense out of what they say, anyway." So, IN THAT WAY, he's telling you exactly what's going on.

Posted by: Optimizer at September 30, 2014 09:10 AM (/q6+P)

313 All you need to know about why Obama didn't need to attend his briefings.

1. Obama is way super smart.
2. He already knows everything.
3. He is not white.
4. He is black.
5. If you think Obama should have attended his briefings you are most likely a racist.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at September 30, 2014 09:23 AM (WGm5T)

314 313 All you need to know about why Obama didn't need to attend his briefings. 6. He has 'explicit memory' of the 59% of the meetings he didn't attend.

Posted by: crisis du jour at September 30, 2014 09:27 AM (MuC6e)

315 "A martyred president O would be a catastrophe of biblical proportions."

Don't give Valerie any ideas.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at September 30, 2014 09:40 AM (XO6WW)

316 Really, is anyone suprised by any of this?  Fund raisers, bear is loose, golf, Martha's vineyard, dinners with interesting Italians and Beyonce, all of this crap takes TIME, and that time has to come from somwhere.  It comes from...everything else.  Obama really is out of touch because he spends most of his time dicking around like he's at summer camp.  The IRS scandel, the middle east, the economy, solyndra, Obamacare, Ukraine...It's all starting to melt down now because the lack of attention is okay for a month, six months, whatever, but after six years, minor problems become big problems, and big problems become catastrophes.

Posted by: Thurston Howell IIII at September 30, 2014 09:51 AM (sta+V)

317 nothing surprises me with TFG anymore. except the sheer incompetence of the liberal elite. I would imagine you could find a more convincing frontman than TFG in any bank of actors in Hollywood. Maybe even with an employment ad.

Posted by: azjaeger at September 30, 2014 09:51 AM (niWgN)

318 Given the current state of US foreign policy, I believe this report implicitly, without reservation.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 30, 2014 10:11 AM (lJaja)

319 305 274
I was just reading down the sidebar articles and found several comments
about the Oklahoma beheadings being referred to as "workplace violence".
I think it's pretty obvious that the liberals are right about this. It
truly WAS workplace violence. The Obvious point they're missing is that
the frontlines of the war on terror has now migrated to where ya'll work
bitches!!! (That is, if you HAVE a job instead of setting at home and
drawing unending unemployment.)

Posted by: Mr Obvious at September 30, 2014 01:32 PM (jgcLl)


I'm gonna say another mean thing.


I look forward to the time when this sort of "workplace violence" migrates itself all the way to the studios in New York where they practice forgery of the news.

Let some of the "elite" get bloodied, and perhaps the stupid sonofabitches will wake the F*** up!

The day some limousine liberal gets to be a victim of "Muslim workplace violence", two things will happen.

1. A display of craven fear and panic that will shame the previous 10 generations of Americans to its extent.

2. Indiscriminate and prolonged bombing of every village with more than 2 camels in ISIS territory, and screw the collateral damage.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 30, 2014 10:15 AM (lJaja)

320 Perhaps we could find some interesting Italians to deliver the briefings.

Posted by: TheEmperorCletusAugustus at September 30, 2014 10:17 AM (xvN0P)

321 @11 just saw it. I'm lame.

Posted by: TheEmperorCletusAugustus at September 30, 2014 10:20 AM (xvN0P)

322 With all the Tranquility in the world, why should he?

Posted by: Josh Earnest at September 30, 2014 10:28 AM (wAQA5)

323 In his defense, he attended more than Robert Baratheon.

Posted by: Walsingham at September 30, 2014 10:49 AM (dCigj)

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