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10 Years Later… What Went Around, Comes Back Around

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

10YearsAgo

Ten years ago this month, ‘Okie’ made the switch from being a Blogger.com blog to a self-hosted WordPress-powered platform for my personal bloviating.  Like this year, 2004 was also an election year, a PRESIDENTIAL election year, and as I look back on the archives, this writer was a tireless supporter for the reelection of George W. Bush to a second term, over the rather pathetic Democrat candidate, our current Sec. of State, John (“I’m reporting for duty”) Kerry.

We had to wait another two whole years for the Dems to take over Congress in 2006, where they began plowing the ground for the election of a Democrat president.  Who at that time would have thought it possible that Barack Obama, an unproven, inexperienced politician from Chicago, would become POTUS?  With all that happened during his first term, it’s even more inconceivable that he would have been reelected in 2012.  One thing we do know, our Narcissist-in-Chief loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice, and to further that love affair, continues to campaign tirelessly for his party and its nominees — even when he should be back at the D.C. ranch taking care of Presidential business.  Why?  Because, it’s really all that he knows how to do well.

Barack Obama… he’s always been, and will always be…

“The Candidate”

obamaCandidate-1Yeah, the “nutters” actually won… who woulda thought?

 

Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Dad-and-Dale

 

It WAS the “best of times”…

Another Test of ‘Publicize’

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

One more time…

Happy Blessed Easter… Christ is Risen!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Christ is risen


A blessed Easter to you and yours,

Okie

Is Our POTUS “Mad As A Hatter”???

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Obama Mad As A Hatter

Bob Woodward, the Bob Woodward of Woodward & Bernstein that took down Richard Nixon over Watergate, has had the temerity to criticize our thin-skinned POTUS on the Sequester.
“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’” Woodward said.

“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need?’” Or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ … because of some budget document?”

The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.

“Under the Constitution, the President is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the President going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement. ‘I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country,’” Woodward said.

“That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time,” he said.

Not long after that Woodward charged that a Very Senior White House staffer “threatened” him over those remarks. Over at Twitchy you can see the Lefties piling on. How dare their darling Nixon Killer cast dispersions on the Mighty O?

Ace of Spades HQ’s Ace writes, “Obama hatchet man David Pflouffe works energetically to spread the word that Woodward is an old horse who should be put down for glue.

Even former Clinton White House aide Lanny Davis is now acknowleding threats for criticizing Obama:

A day after Woodward’s claim that a senior White House official had told him he would “regret” writing a column criticizing President Obama’s stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.

Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.” Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

Now, Democratic spokesman Chuck Dodd is saying that Woodward is now a spokesman for the Republicans.

We certainly live in a Mad, Mad World — and our leader is “mad as a hatter”!!!

Obama Press Pool Awaits Golf Score…

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Obama Pres Pool

The president, down in Florida for vacation without his family, will spend the day golfing. The press, meanwhile, is on a “party bus,” according to the pool report:
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“Today, the President will be playing golf at the Floridian. We will release a list of those in the President’s foursome this afternoon. At this time, there are no public events scheduled or plans for the President to leave the grounds of the golf club. If those plans change, we’ll let you know promptly.”

Toadies all of ‘em!!!

Meanwhile, Obama works on his slice with one, maybe two, $1,000 per hour golf pros.

“I wonder what the peasants are doing tonight?” — Camelot