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Poorly is also used in this way. Our Living Language Many people might have the impression that the slang usage of bad to mean its opposite, "excellent," is a recent innovation of African American Vernacular English. While the usage is of African American origin and parallels to it are found in language use throughout the Caribbean, the "good" use of bad has been recorded for over a century.
The first known example dates from Even earlier, beginning in the s, the word appears in the sense "formidable, very tough," as applied to persons. Whether or not the two usages are related, they both illustrate a favorite creative device of informal and slang language—using a word to mean the opposite of what it "really" means.
This is by no means uncommon; people use words sarcastically to mean the opposite of their actual meanings on a daily basis.
What is more unusual is for such a usage to be generally accepted within a larger community. Perhaps when the concepts are as basic as "good" and "bad" this general acceptance is made easier. A similar instance is the word uptight, which in the s enjoyed usage in the sense "excellent" alongside its now-current, negative meaning of "tense.
Archaic A past tense of bid. Too much sugar is bad for your teeth. He felt bad about leaving. The land was a bad buy. He is one bad drummer. You have to take the bad with the good.
She wanted it bad enough to steal it. After the rainstorm the water tasted bad. The locker room smells bad. After the copulative verb feel, the adjective badly in reference to physical or emotional states is also used and is standard, although bad is more common in formal writing. See also badly, good. I have some very bad news. I cut myself badly. Switch to new thesaurus.
Below a standard of quality: Misbehaving, often in a troublesome way: Not pleasant or agreeable: Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune: Are you sending the wrong message by leaving for so long while your legacy law is in pretty great peril, while Americans are still reeling from cancellations and the prospect of being uninsured?
Terrorist abetting attorney released from prison thanks to Obama administration. Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of smuggling messages from Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman "the Blind Sheikh" who masterminded the bombing of the World Trade Center to his terrorist followers in Egypt, has been released early from prison thanks to the Obama administration. She was released on grounds of "compassion" because she is terminally ill. What's Wrong With Obama? It was a distressing moment.
The president of the United States implied that there is something inherently risible about devoting serious scholarship to mankind's highest cultural achievements. Obama snubs Britain and cozies up to the French. President Barack Obama tossed aside a long-standing 'special relationship' between the U. Nasa employees cannot travel to Russia, host visitors, or email Russian counterparts, according to a memo sent out to workers. Activities relating to the International Space Station are exempt.
In a statement Nasa said it will continue to work with Russia's space agency "to maintain safe and continuous operation" of the station. It's hard to imagine that the Russians will continue to provide transportation for American astronauts if the U. In other words, this is a bad time to be an American in space. President Obama chipped in money for his aunt's burial costs but skipped funeral to go golfing. After [Zeituni] Onyango, 61, died at a Boston, Massachusetts nursing home after battling breast cancer and respiratory issues earlier this month, President Barack Obama returned the favor by helping to pay for her funeral expenses.
But the President did not attend the funeral. The good news is that the Obama administration plans to create a lot of new jobs. The bad news is that those jobs will mostly be in Asia. President Obama's recent trip to Asia revived debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the cornerstone of this administration's so-called pivot to Asia. Here's everything you need to know about immigration reform: The Center for Immigration Studies obtained the information and released a report documenting the number and nature of the crimes committed by the aliens.
If 36, criminal aliens walking around your community wasn't enough, Obama's Department of Homeland Security is aiming to make it even easier for aliens to be released from detention.
That's what the groups agitating for immigration reform are demanding. That's what the groups are likely to get. The jailbreak included rapists, kidnappers, arsonists, burglars, sex offenders, and car thieves. That's merely for Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts.
Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U. Among the 36, immigrants whom U. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as "homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.
Fidel Castro did the same thing 20 years ago. Adolescent president shows his stuff. President Obama's plan to bring all but a few U. Bush in various capacities. And now he's committed to doing the same thing in Afghanistan. WH to honor young illegal immigrants.
The White House will honor 10 young adults on Tuesday who came to the United States illegally and qualified for the president's program to defer deportation actions. Each person has qualified for the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, which delays removal proceedings against them as long as they meet certain guidelines. A crack joke at the White House. Bet you never saw that coming. Michelle Obama and crack pies.
Then the president suggested that perhaps Yosses' pies were so addicting because of a secret ingredient. When pressed about Obama's decision not to go to the border and the military bases and detention centers where illegal immigrant children are being warehoused, Earnest said Obama has all the information that he needs from his senior advisors.
Obama Heads to Texas. Barack Obama will be in Texas this week to pick up some more payola from his fat cat Democrat friends. He'll attend fundraisers in Dallas and Austin followed by a speech on the economy at the Paramount Theater so he can stick the taxpayers for the travel bill. But according to his top men, he won't be hugging any lice-ridden children staying at makeshift shelters on the border.
How a campaign move on immigration is haunting Obama now. The border crisis is forcing President Obama to pay the price for a re-election move he made two years ago.
At the time, Obama was hoping to energize Latino voters who were disappointed that he had raised deportations to record levels in an attempt to build credibility with Republican lawmakers for an eventual deal on immigration reform.
So in June , Obama announced a half-measure he would take on his own. Through an executive order, Obama allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came before the age of 16 to remain in the U. The president was seen cutting the line at Austin's Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party.
Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait. The Deadly Obama Virus. With the H1N1 scare and the look-at-me vaccine photo op far behind him, waiting in line wasn't something Obama wanted to do when he stopped for lunch at Franklin Barbeque in Texas. Democrats continue to pile on Obama for skipping the border. In Dallas and Austin for big-buck fundraisers with his conspicuously wealthy friends, Obama was ultimately shamed into the meeting.
Given Obama's stubbornness and vanity, the meeting signified the White House's perception of the weight of the moment. What "tragedy" would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers? A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard?
Perhaps news that Israel has begun a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip? Obviously our president believes that any change to his schedule is a sign of weakness. Obama Prepares Pardons for Terrorists. Bill Ayers' recent appearance on Megyn Kelly's Fox News program appears to be part of a systematic campaign to whitewash the activities of the communist terrorists who were murdering policemen and FBI agents during the s and 70s, and to set the stage for their release and rehabilitation.
Kelly was unprepared for the interview and failed to consult prominent experts on the case, such as former FBI agent Max Noel. Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars. Obama never seems to consider or care about the cost of government mandates and research programs. The Show Must Go On: You would think that with the ongoing violence in the Middle East, the recent international air disaster over Ukraine, and the massive influx of illegal immigrants on our Southern border, the White House would cancel the president's upcoming trip to the West Coast for Democratic party fundraisers.
Fundraising on the Titanic. As Michael Shear noted over the weekend, Obama's decision to fundraise as the world burns isn't great for optics. Bush quit playing golf in because he didn't want the mother of some fallen soldier to see the Commander-in-Chief out playing golf. He also said he thought playing golf during a war sent the wrong signal to the American people. Even if they were [concerned] there isn't anything they could do about it. He likes to get out and play golf.
It was pretty remarkable, he got here [Martha's Vineyard] and on the golf course in almost record time. I think we were on the island about an hour by the time he was already hitting off the first tee," Karl said on Good Morning America. Bush played his fair share of golf during the Iraq war as well," an assertion that NewsBusters' Mark Finkelstein promptly disproved. Obama to jet off on two-week Martha's Vineyard vacation despite launching airstrikes in Iraq and fresh battles in Gaza.
President Barack Obama will embark on a previously planned two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard tomorrow regardless of the violence in Iraq and Gaza. The White House said Thursday Obama would come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend meetings but he will rejoin his family at the vacation spot later that week. Semi-retired president "entirely unconcerned" by optics of playing golf while Iraq melts down.
On the one hand, by his own admission, what's happening in northern Iraq is genocidal in intent. On the other hand, Farm Neck sure is a sweet course. Obama vacations as the world burns. There, half an hour after arriving at his vacation home, he was already on his way to a golf course.
He played again Sunday, then had a beach outing Monday followed by a political fundraiser. Even presidents need down time, and Obama can handle his commander-in-chief duties wherever he is.
The war Obama didn't end. What is happening in Iraq is exactly what we fought to prevent with the surge in and It is heartbreaking commentary on President Obama's recklessness that we are now in an arguably worse position, with fewer options to reverse it.
He never ended the Iraq War, as he so proudly said. DHS broke law in releasing hundreds of criminal aliens: Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE gave bad information to Congress, initially blaming the looming budget sequester, rather than the agency's own budget pressures, the Homeland Security inspector general concluded. More than illegal immigrants with criminal convictions were released by federal authorities in early in advance of the "sequester" budget cuts, according to a government watchdog report obtained by FoxNews.
The report by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General showed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released "criminal aliens" from jails all over the country as part of a wave of releases in February The agency came under fire at the time for the decision, which critics described as politically motivated and dangerous.
French foreign minister seems to slam Obama. Get back to the White House and do something. Viral pic of Obama dancing while Ferguson burned removed by photographer. A picture of President Obama dancing at a party in Martha's Vineyard at the exact moment that police and protestors were confronting each other in Ferguson, MO has been deleted from the photographer's Instagram account. The decision brought a chorus of condemnation from TV commentators, journalists, conservative partisans and Twitter users.
Obama's duty to act. Americans can only pray that President Obama was as serious as a drone strike when he vowed the United States would "see that justice is done" for the beheading of American journalist James Foley. While his anger was palpable, Obama's resolve to rain death on the savages of ISIS was far from clear.
Worse, he signaled disdain for the gravity of the moment by going from the presidential podium straight to a vacation round of golf.
The headline was brutal. Obama's gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha's Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. With the exception of a two-day interlude in D. Obama's 'Post Foley' Golf Game. What I should also be writing about this day is the remarkable strength and grace we witnessed while watching the parents of James Foley who were nothing short of stunning and inspirational in their televised conversation with the press.
Obama tees off just 24 hours after being criticized. He had told a global audience minutes earlier that 'when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what's necessary to see that justice is done. Obama's golf outing after Foley beheading was a huge mistake.
Sometimes a round of golf is just a round of golf. And sometimes it reveals the essence of a man. President Obama's decision to hit the links and yuk it up with pals immediately after speaking about the beheading of James Foley was no ordinary mistake. Nor was it a simple gaffe. The decision continues to cause an uproar because, like an X-ray, there is no escaping the image.
Obama lands in the rough among critics over second day of golf. The Putterer-in-Chief played golf again Thursday on ritzy Martha's Vineyard, a day after he raised eyebrows by seguing seamlessly from a statement on the terrorist butchery of ISIS to the links.
It all conveys a lack of seriousness and maturity. Also posted under Obama is lazy. White House defends Obama playing golf. And adding to the week of optics problems, Secretary of State John Kerry was spotted sailing off the island of Nantucket while the Pentagon and White House answered tough questions about the Middle East. That round of golf after the Foley video was released doesn't show the depth of Obama's grief.
Obama shouldn't and won't give in to ISIS's demands to stop the bombing in order to spare Sotloff's life but "fore" is not the proper response when you're given an ultimatum that involves a man's head being sawed off.
And of course it reinforced the perception that this guy simply doesn't much like his job anymore. When Barry Gets Blue. The British press has mocked President Obama's golf game immediately following his statement on the beheading of James Foley.
The Daily Mail story includes a photo of Obama giving a fist bump for the ages. A story in the New York Times this morning reveals that even the White House isn't sure how to explain President Obama's decision to golf immediately after his press conference denouncing Islamic State terrorists for beheading American journalist James Foley. The Obama administration announced this weekend that it will be sending not one, but three, officials to attend the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday.
According to a new Sunday Times report by Toby Harden, "Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, took too long to authorise the mission. Golf Is Not the Answer. Immediately after his telephone call consoling the Foley family on their son's grisly murder at the hands of Islamofascists, President Barack Obama took a powder. He headed for the golf course. Yes, the golf course!
He had golfed eight times in eleven days, as the world was in tumult the likes of which we have not experienced since the late s. There is something very odd about this man. He seems to think he can duck his obligations by lolling on the golf course.
Obama on golfing optics: Part of my job is 'theater'. President Obama said he was near tears while talking to the parents of slain U. Last ditch attempt to rescue hostages from terrorists was crippled by 'dithering' Obama. But the mission was 'crippled,' according to The Wall Street Journal, when aides to President Obama said he would not approve surveillance flights over Syria to confirm the hostages' location. A foreign policy conducted in a drug-addled haze. See, kids, this is why you don't do drugs.
And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across.
And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. The stupidity of 'don't do stupid stuff'.
In , against the advice of generals who urged a residual force of 23,, Obama pulled all of his forces out of Iraq, [ By that time there had been hundreds of rapes, many beheadings, and hundreds of thousands were dead. But can anyone really believe him? In an interview last weekend Obama told NBC's Chuck Todd that the art of political theater does not come naturally to him. How can we say this politely? He simply doesn't care about awful optics. From Day One, the Obamas partied with celeb pals during the height of unemployment.
When thousands of Americans were losing their homes, Obama's White House made do with only 54 Christmas trees. He's urged Americans to vacation on the recovering Gulf Coast and then taken himself and entire family elsewhere. He expressed profound sadness and prayerful solidarity with the family of a beheaded American journalist but not enough to prevent another golf game minutes later.
The four Benghazi bodies were not yet cold before Obama was off to glad-hand donors in Vegas. Obama's bungling alters midterms at 11th hour. Lloyd Austin, top commander of U. Rarely has a U. Austin advised President Obama against withdrawing all U. Had Obama listened to Austin's counsel, the rise of the Islamic State could have been stopped.
However, Obama, who was first invited to attend the event in January, will not be among those in attendance, according to a source who is familiar with the situation. This would be among the first national memorials in recent history not to be formally accepted in person by a sitting U.
The Barbarians Within Our Gates. With his decision to use force against the violent extremists of the Islamic State, President Obama is doing more than to knowingly enter a quagmire. Retired Head Of Marine Corps: The man who was the top Marine general from until his retirement in says President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail.
Friday, according to a source in attendance. The Obama administration is now so tongue-tied it can't tell us what it is about to do in the Middle East. So let's pitch in: The Obama administration is going to war in Iraq and Syria. Having settled that, the arithmetic is simple: Obama uses coffee cup to salute Marines.
Commander-in-chief sparks anger by saluting US Marines with drink in his hand. Obama is known for drinking tea, not coffee, when he travels, especially before delivering speeches. His quasi-saluting gesture was an instant embarrassment for the White House, and not because his environmentally taboo drinkware clashed with the green-policy speech he was on his way to deliver at a UN Climate Summit.
The White House, either not caring about or not understanding the show of disrespect, actually posted video of the moment on Instagram.
Obama's slovenly salute says more than he'd like. And both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have had trouble with the salute. Clinton because his first-term salutes were sloppy and awkward.
And Obama because preoccupied with himself he has on occasion neglected to return the salutes offered by presidential Marine guards as a sign of respect for the office, not the individual. Earlier this month, Obama told NBC News he regretted the "optics" surrounding his decision to go golfing just minutes after making a speech about the beheading of another American, journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS terrorists.
The event is closed to the press. However, the administration appears to have forgotten that Modi is in the middle of carrying out a religious fast in observance of the Hindu navratri, in which the faithful abstain from food, according to reports.
What Is With Our President? Granted, we don't want our president panicking on camera when ominous news strikes. But even his defenders would have to admit that Obama increasingly offers strangely muted, disconnected, or listless responses to frightening news developments. The day the plane was shot down over Ukraine, he offered some pro-forma comments before his well-worn infrastructure speech, then continued on to his scheduled fundraisers. He went to Texas for a series of fundraisers but refused to visit the border at the height of the humanitarian crisis of unattended children entering the United States.
He denounced the beheading of an American, then immediately headed off to the golf course. There was a time when an outbreak of a deadly disease overseas would bring virtually unanimous agreement that our top priority should be to keep it overseas. Yet Barack Obama has refused to bar entry to the United States by people from countries where the Ebola epidemic rages, as Britain has done. Refusing to let people with Ebola enter the United States would conflict with the goal of fighting the disease.
In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas. Returning To Peace Through Strength. This predicament can be directly traced to the misguided, reckless, and naive policies of the Obama administration. Americans are all too familiar now with ISIS' barbarity in the form savage beheadings paraded over the internet. Compounded by gross negligence at the nation's borders and immigration policies imposed by fiat from the administration that subvert the will of the people, Americans find themselves facing everything from the prospect of terrorists entering the nation illegally, to the spread of Ebola in the United States from foreign travelers.
The dumbest move yet on Iran? The news media broke or were given the story that President Obama penned a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader: Even worse, Obama seemed to be suggesting just the sort of alliance critics have suspected was his objective all along and which will certainly terrify Israel and our Sunni allies. Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese. Obama emerged from his car chewing gum; he's a well-known user of Nicorette, the smoking-cessation gum.
But Chinese Internet users, accustomed to the highly formal standards of their stiff party leadership, quickly characterized the leader of the world's most powerful nation as an impolite "idler," or careless "rapper. It seems President Obama didn't learn his lesson after the outrage in Beijing earlier this week over his gum chewing at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. As the G20 summit got underway in Brisbane today, the president was once again spotted smacking gum as he chatted with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the first plenary session.
I suspect that Mr. Obama is a hopelessly addicted smoker , and I further suspect that he is chewing nicotine gum continually while he is away from the White House, because there is no place to go smoke privately.
But even if he needs a nicotine fix, it's still inexcusably crass to chew gum in public when you're overseas representing an entire country. House will act to stop Obama on immigration. Speaker John Boehner vowed Friday that the House would act to stop President Obama's executive action on immigration, saying it was "damaging the presidency. Major blowback from Obama's insult to Australia at the G20 in Brisbane.
Barack Obama has managed to damage the formerly close relationship between the United States and Australia, a cornerstone of our presence in the Pacific. Unless you read American Thinker , you probably don't know about the fuss created when President Obama stuck his nose in Australian domestic politics and insulted that ally during his closing remarks at the G20 Summit in Brisbane last week.
He had better things to do? Obama Did Not Watch St. Louis County Prosecutor's Announcement. That may have been true for his predecessors, but it certainly is not true for him. Obama will not submit to an interview if there is any possibility of having to answer tough questions without a teleprompter.
On ESPN, he is expected to talk about the move by teams to support protesters of recent grand jury decisions not to indict police in the shooting of blacks. Expanding park service a 'disastrous idea'. A federal lands package tucked into Congress' annual defense policy bill has sparked a larger debate over the government's role as a landlord.
The package, which was approved with broad bipartisan support Friday as part of the Defense Authorization Bill, designates , acres of new federal wilderness, in addition to 15 new national park units or expansions and three new wild and scenic river designations.
The provisions also include transferring management of a square-mile national preserve in northern New Mexico to the National Park Service and making a land swap in Arizona that would clear the way for a disputed copper mine.
Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug inmates and pardons a dozen more federal convicts. Now that the President is seeking to "normalize" relations with the Communist hell hole of Cuba, is there any totalitarian enemy of the United States that he has not sought to cozy up to?
Hillary hit the reset button years ago, remember? Obama made a special trip there to agree that the United States to hamstring its economy by adopting emissions standards that China wouldn't have to adopt for decades. Well, at least he didn't say police "acted stupidly. Dialogue is an exchange that takes place when there are competing points of view and it is reasonable to believe that both of them may have a point. Does the president really think there are two sides to this story?
At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama is Scrooge. President Barack Obama wanted to play through. Obama kicks Army wedding off Hawaii golf course so he can play. Late-stage Obama suddenly wants to get along.
President Obama was slow to recognize the result of the election. In November, immediately after Republicans seized control of the U. Senate and secured their largest majority in Congress since the s, Obama responded at first by claiming that he had a mandate from non-voters.
He did so, heedless of warnings that he was creating terrible precedents for future presidents to exploit and that he was poisoning his relations with the new Congress. Obama mourns ESPN death, not general's. President Obama immediately issued a statement upon the death of a sportscaster at ESPN over the weekend. Greene in Kabul Afghanistan this summer, the commander-in-chief's silence was so loud that even the Washington Post noticed.
The most obvious explanation is the most likely: He was at the U. Without a doubt the single stupidest remark about foreign policy ever uttered by a president of the United States. He continues to say no balance of power can ever endure and he went on to say that no alliance based on the divisions of the Cold War, the obsolete divisions of the Cold War, makes any sense in this century.
Obama debases the presidency in sit-down interviews with YouTube celebrities. In an effort at outreach to the large and growing Moron-American voting bloc, President Obama went to considerable trouble to conduct sit-down interviews with three YouTube celebrities at three specially constructed sets erected in the White House following his State of the Union address. The event was also commemorated with what else? White House Officially Declared Laughingstock.
The press corps was somewhat flabbergasted by this, given the president's reticence to engage with them more. Now, considering the three interviewers were all YouTube celebrities, they did actually throw some good questions the president's way. But to Fox's Howard Kurtz, an interview with YouTubers felt "beneath the dignity of the office" of the presidency.
Yemen's government fell and Saudi Arabia's king died. But President Obama busied himself with YouTube stars and some of the lowest characters on the Internet. Is this our descent to a banana republic? GloBama Goes Full Troll. Three YouTube stars were chosen by Barack Obama to interview him. One of them was comedian Glozell Green with whom your humble correspondent is quite familiar because I have been subscribing to her channel for years and enjoyed her videos, especially the ones in which she viciously but hilariously mocks Obama's blindly loyal supporters as well as his programs.
Apparently the White House vetters must have been unaware of such videos when Glozell Green was chosen for the interview. Barack Obama is a man who painstakingly sets his priorities. Take, for instance, the recent funerals of two NYPD officers who were shot in the head by a radical Islamist thug as they sat in their parked police cruiser.
Sadly, the president was not able to attend either Officer Ramos's or Liu's funeral. As a little girl, I was always reminded by my mother that gum chewing was in poor taste. She would recite this little ditty and it has stuck with me ever since. It seems so apropos when watching the spectacle of our President-of-Poor-Manners as he gallivants the globe and chews gum at formal events.
Obama says ISIS 'appears only interested in death and destruction'. Now, we all know by now Barack Hussein Obama prides himself on being cool and aloof. Last summer when ISIS beheaded an American, Obama denounced it at a brief photo-op it, then played a long round of fist-bumping golf with pro athlete pals.
Obama skipped the funeral of the first U. He doesn't have any. In the months leading up to the election, President Obama only granted interviews to local outlets or variety show hosts. He was mocked for this by many Republicans but it turned out to have been a pretty sound strategy. He doesn't need the votes now, yet he still is going for appearances with puppy-eyed hero worshipers.
Obama 'selfie stick' video: End of Western civilization or hip marketing? BuzzFeed got President Obama to make a video. In it he uses a hand-held camera extender known as a selfie stick, makes a "thanks, Obama" joke when his cookie won't fit in a glass of milk, and mugs in front of a strangely dirty mirror.
Obama White House dithered for nearly a month before launching rescue. This played like a retread of last summer's "Obama golfed after speaking on James Foley" narrative that gave Fox News so much and asked so little in return. But the morning troika had difficulty getting a rise out of Geraldo Rivera, a man curiously antiquated on social media lingo for someone so selfie-adept.
In Geraldo's shallow little world, monumentally poor judgment and needless degradation of the presidency doesn't matter as much as the collection of six million hits. One can debate all that went wrong in Iraq in the last five years, but there has been one constant in this equation that entire time: As our narcissist in chief poses and preens with a selfie stick in a BuzzFeed video, the world comes apart at the seams and chaos reigns. Have we ever had a less serious person in the White House?
Feds' relocation of Somali refugees stresses Minn. The State Department has helped to relocate tens of thousands of refugees from the war-torn African nation of Somalia to Minnesota, where they can take advantage of some of America's most generous welfare and charity programs. But the effort is having the unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state's safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.
They're the best of both liberal worlds: Freeloading foreigners who stay on welfare as they multiply, then turn into terrorists.
Obama has chosen to skip various widely attended anniversaries, including the liberation of Auschwitz and the Battle of Gettysburg. He passed on the commemorative march of world leaders who condemned the terrorist killings in Paris. Why does he jet out to California to do Jimmy Kimmel, but refuse to fly to Paris to show solidarity against Islamic violence? Why would Obama fly all the way to Denmark to lobby for a Chicago Olympics, but not attend the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall?
The full Obama cares nothing about appearances. Indeed, he feels that such disdain magnifies his godhead, as someone absolutely immune to tradition, protocol, and criticism. Obama's Twitter photo crops out George, Laura Bush. President Obama, to much fanfare, has finally created a Twitter account, but he decided to crop out the former president and first lady from his featured photograph.
The president picked a picture of himself as always at the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala. The photo features the Obama family, Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and others walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. But just off frame in the featured photo is George and Laura Bush. The picture could easily have been expanded to include President No. Obama expected to golf at water-guzzling Palm Springs links amid record drought.
The album was eventually released in the US in and managed to chart at No. Geldof also immersed himself in charity work and founded the Live Aid concert series. Apart from his career as a recording artist and a his role as a political activist he received wide acclaim for his starring position in the Pink Floyd movie the Wall.
Last year, he reformed The Boomtown Rats after almost thirty years of inactivity - they split not longer after Band Aid and Live Aid ultimately came to overshadow them - and toured the UK with the same lineup that was together when they disbanded, minus keyboardist Johnnie Fingers.
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