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Ex prez back in public eye leading by example, Obama-style

11 hours 27 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Yesterday, Barack Obama told an audience in Chicago what’s wrong with DC politics:

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The ex-prez is still leading by example in his own curious way:

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That Hillary-esque shot & chaser made for a funny juxtaposition, but CNN was too busy blushing to take much notice in anything like that:

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Need a minute alone, CNN?

(h/t Twitchy)

**Written by Doug Powers

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Malkin Manifesto: Straight talk about women and the workplace

12 hours 33 min ago

Straight talk about women and the workplace…from the Little Brown Woman with a Big Mouth
by Michelle Malkin for CRTV.com

I am a woman who has worked in the media industry for 25 years – in newspapers, television, and on the Internet.

I’ve worked for big corporations and family-owned companies and independent start-ups and founded two of my own websites.

I am here to tell you that there is nothing stopping women from blowing the whistle if they don’t like how they are treated.

The most important career advice I give to young women is to learn to say NO. The world won’t end if you walk away from an awkward or ugly situation and head for the door if managers won’t support you.

I speak from experience. My conflicts with various media bigwigs and personalities – both men AND women – who crossed the line with me are well known. I don’t wait years to call people out. And I do it out in the open. Not behind closed doors.

If you’ve been sexually harassed and you CHOOSE to keep quiet about it because your career ambition is more important to you than your self-respect, blame yourself.

If you’ve been insulted or dissed by colleagues and you CHOOSE to suffer in silence because getting on air is more important to you than defending your integrity, that’s on you.

If you go along with the corporate ladder-climbing game and collect your paycheck and smile for the cameras while you sit across from the table from some creeper or pig or jerk, don’t expect sympathy 3 or 5 or 10 years later when you suddenly feel compelled to share a tale of hurt feelings to ingratiate yourself with your new bosses.

And if you LIE about sexual harassment or rape for fame, money, revenge, or political score-settling, you are the lowest form of female crapweasel on the planet.

Don’t blame The Patriarchy or Institutional Sexism for your own choices and failures and falsehoods.

Get off the Victim Bandwagon and hold yourself accountable.

That’s what TRUE feminist empowerment is all about.

If this doesn’t sell you on Bill Nye’s scientist cred, NOTHING will

14 hours 42 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

The words “My Sex Junk” and “Bill Nye in the same title is all you need to know, and apologies in advance to those who haven’t seen this clip from the Netflix show hosted by the nation’s foremost self-acclaimed climatologist that dropped on the same week as the “March for Science” and “Earth Day.” The science is settled — you might want to take some sort of antiemetic before clicking “play”:

The only reason I really wanted to share that is so everybody has an idea of who our scientific betters are, but now for some reason I’m in the mood to go set fire to a giant mountain of tires bathed in diesel fuel.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Josh Earnest: Obama will speak out if Trump crosses any ‘red lines’ (cue stock footage of Earth exploding)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:39

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s been confirmed: Team Obama’s post-White House search for self-awareness has come up emptier than a Rachel Maddow scoop about Trump’s tax returns:

“What do you think,” Jansing asked Earnest, “would motivate him to get back involved in the public debate in a way that he’s not willing to do right now?”

Earnest made clear that Obama would not be interested in responding to every little thing.

“After the last eight years, the president doesn’t relish the prospect of getting back into the day-to-day fights that characterize governing the United States of America in the 21st century,” Earnest said. “He spent the last eight years doing it, it’s somebody else’s turn to do that now.”

“What would motivate President Obama to reengage in the political debate,” Earnest continued, “is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long-observed norms and values that frankly I think that we started to take for granted.”

Josh is so very back:

**Written by Doug Powers

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Public servant with 3 homes thinks rich people own too many cars and yachts; Plus: Obama returns (Open thread)

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:48

**Written by Doug Powers

This Sunday open thread can be considered launched.

A few things to kick it off…

The wind-up:

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And the pitch:

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Notice that Bernie didn’t ask how many houses socialist “public servants” need.

Also, the people who manufacture and sell yachts and high end cars probably really appreciate Bernie’s caring for the working class so much that he’s telling the rich not to buy those things.

(h/t Hot Air)

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After a little R & R including some time partying on a yacht Bernie Sanders doesn’t think David Geffen needs, Barack Obama is re-emerging tomorrow:

Former President Barack Obama will make his first public appearance Monday, hosting an event on civic engagement on his old stomping grounds at the University of Chicago.

The event, open to the public but with limited tickets, will bring together younger leaders and students “for a conversation on community organizing and civic engagement.”

I saved the laugh line for last:

It won’t be an explicitly political event.

The former prez is taking it upon himself to train the “next generation” of leaders in the Democratic Party, which is fantastic news… for the GOP:

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Tim Kaine’s definition of “science” is more flawed than Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign strategy:

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For a reminder of just how exact the “science” is from the same kinds of agenda-driven people who were delivering lectures at yesterday’s March for Science, read “The 13 most ridiculous predictions made on Earth Day 1970.” The science is so very much not settled.

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Yesterday on Earth Day, I for one was comforted in the knowledge that one of the jets flying overhead might have been a private plane shuttling Al Gore or Leo DiCaprio to an environmental event to warn how fossil fuel emissions are destroying life as we know it.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues working to make his city the safest space possible for those in the country illegally:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to create a municipal identification card for people living here illegally and others sailed through the City Council on Wednesday, but not before a handful of aldermen voiced displeasure with the idea.

Emanuel, who sees the ID as a way to show he’s standing up to the federal government and President Donald Trump’s promise to crack down on people living in the U.S. illegally, spoke in favor of the plan during the 40 minutes of debate that preceded the 44-4 vote.

“We are a welcoming city,” the mayor said. “Everybody here has talked about helping bring someone out of the shadows, to help them get on with their lives.”

Somebody tell Emanuel there are people in his city illegally who dream of one day opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant there and we’ll see how fast he rolls over on them.

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Does former Sen. Boxer rally want to go here? Guess so:

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No thanks, ma’am — Pelosi and the rest of the Dems already gave us that for Christmas a few years ago.

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File under “When you’ve lost Vanity Fair”…

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Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

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Earth Day horror! Bill Nye upset CNN’s panel included somebody who disagrees with him

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:58

**Written by Doug Powers

This guy wetting himself and getting his bow tie in a wad over any challenge whatsoever to his tightly held religious belief is simply hilarious:

TV personality Bill Nye criticized CNN on New Day Saturday for letting a skeptic of man-made climate change participate in a panel discussion.

“I will say, much as I love CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change,” Nye contended.

Nye appeared with May Boeve of the green action group 350.org and Princeton University physics professor William Happer, who has downplayed the impact of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. So despite the two-to-one slant in favor of the environmentalists, the former PBS host wasn’t satisfied.
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Nye then retorted with his hint that CNN shouldn’t even bring on climate change skeptics. He later emphasized that “if you suppress science; if you pretend that climate change isn’t a real problem; you will fall behind other countries that do invest in science, that do invest in basic research.”

Two years ago Nye was with Obama and the pair torched some 10,000 gallons of jet fuel flying to an Earth Day event and he’s blaming Happer for not taking AGW seriously enough? What a joke:

Shorter Nye: Why isn’t that guy in jail yet?

**Written by Doug Powers

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MSNBC’s Maddow spots REAL cause of Venezuela crises (Clue from Captain Obvious: Rhymes with ‘grump’)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 22:05

**Written by Doug Powers

MSNBC has certainly managed to provide the progressive left with a narrative about the implosion in Venezuela:

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I for one was shocked — No blame for climate change?

Is this even more embarrassing than Maddow’s self-inflicted beclowning on Trump’s taxes? You make the call:

“There have been weeks and weeks and weeks of rioting and violent protests,” says Maddow. “And now today, Venezuelans are enraged anew by this brand new FEC filing from the White House, which shows … while Venezuelans have been rioting in the streets, while there have been acute food shortages and medicine shortages in Venezuela.”

As Maddow continues, she does not mention the government’s socialist policies, and overreaching regulations that have lead to much of the country’s shortages of everything from food to medicine. Nor does Maddow mention the government’s seizure of businesses, including a GM car plant, that were forced to halt operations, costing thousands of jobs.

Venezuela’s state-run oil company reportedly donated (through a subsidiary) $500,000 toward Trump’s inauguration last year. That MUST be what caused all the trouble in Venezuela, because just a few years ago the country got a Triple-A economic rating from an infallible source:

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Well in that case what’s going on in Venezuela right now has got to be Trump’s fault.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Cute: ‘Old school journalists’ concerned Gayle King jeopardized MSM objectivity by partying with Obamas

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:07

**Written by Doug Powers

Among those spotted recently on billionaire David Geffen’s superyacht were Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, the Obamas, Oprah Winfrey and her longtime friend Gayle King, who is a co-host of “CBS This Morning.” Supposedly there are “old-school journalists” who are concerned King’s jeopardizing their industry’s objectivity cred:

A source told Page Six on Thursday that CBS journalists are “pissed and raving mad” at King for vacationing with the Obamas while she anchors a news program that covers the White House.

“The ‘Capital J’ journalists are pissed and raving mad that she was on a yacht with the Obamas over the weekend. The old-school people were talking about it. She shouldn’t be doing that,” the source said. “She’s an anchor of a news program that covers the White House. You’re held to a different standard.”

“It’s one thing to be friendly. It’s another thing to go vacationing on a yacht,” the source added.

In particular, veteran journalist Charlie Rose, King’s co-anchor on “CBS This Morning,” was unhappy with King galavanting with the former first couple in French Polynesia.

“Charlie wasn’t pleased. I thought he and Gayle got along, but when things like this happen, it makes the show look bad,” the source told Page Six.

Anybody want to tell them there’s not much objectivity cred left in the MSM to jeopardize? If there’s any “old school journalist” anger directed at King might have less to do with her partying with the Obamas and more to do with the fact they weren’t invited.

**Written by Doug Powers

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**Speak your mind in Howard Dean’s First Amendment seminar (**Restrictions apply)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:10

**Written by Doug Powers

Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean apparently backs those who don’t think Ann Coulter should speak at Berkeley (supposed birthplace of the free speech movement turned safe space harbor for snowflakes disaffected by same). Why? Well, it’s a matter of constitutional interpretation:

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Squint hard at the Constitution and it’s right there in fine print under the First Amendment disclaimer “*except for the stuff Howard Dean disagrees with.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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DNC version of ‘Where’s Waldo’? Try and find the ‘unity’ in the Dems’ ‘unity tour’

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 21:22

**Written by Doug Powers

The Dems’ “unity tour” — not unlike how Hillary Clinton’s premature mid-2016 victory lap around the U.S. (with the exception of certain swing states) ended up being short on victory — is missing some “unity”:

The DNC’s unity tour this week, headlined jointly by party Chairman Tom Perez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has gotten off to a rocky start.
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When the leader of the Maine Young Democrats asked the crowd what brought them to the rally, the audience erupted in “Bernie” cheers.

The leader followed up by asking, “Maybe you came through because you are curious about the new DNC chairman and the future of Democratic politics?” — and the crowd cut her off with boos.

Things moved downhill quickly from there.

Bask in the unity:

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Bathe in the unity:

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Be cleansed by the unity:

The addition of an anti-abortion Nebraska mayoral candidate to a Democratic National Committee “unity tour” sparked blowback from the left on Thursday.

Democrat Heath Mello, a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate for mayor of Omaha, is scheduled to appear with Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the DNC’s new deputy chair, at a sold-out rally on Thursday.
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“The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women — one of the most critical constituencies for the party — of our basic rights and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement.

An emergency expansion is being done on the “basket of deplorables” as we speak, in the name of DNC “unity.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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Team Clinton’s search for which ex-staffers told journos why Hillary wasn’t 50 points ahead reportedly escalates

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:57

**Written by Doug Powers

Hillary’s search to find out why she wasn’t 50 points ahead and how those things ended up in a book is ongoing:

There is a witch hunt under way among Clinton’s presidential campaign staffers after the release of the autopsy book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.

We’re told the details in the book, which depicts the campaign as inept, “could only have come from someone in the inner circle.” Dennis Cheng, the finance director of Clinton’s presidential campaign, has been sending out messages to determine where the leaks came from.

One source said, “The knives are out to find the people who spoke about the campaign to the authors of this book. Dennis has been texting prominent campaign staffers, asking who talked. He’s on a witch hunt to find out who talked to save their own skin, throwing Hillary and her campaign manager Robby Mook under the bus.”

Gosh, it’s sounding less and less like Russia had much to do with Clinton’s loss, but Hillary’s still not searching for the reason in the right place: A mirror.

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The culprit Hillary’s looking for is probably not Huma Abedin, because she might want to keep that valuable information to herself for the time being:

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The book, “Weiner’d to Death: How the Hopes and Dreams of a LOT of People Were Dashed,” could be released later this year.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Hold your breath! The Nation spots even MORE problems for Syrians to deal with

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 17:29

**Written by Doug Powers

The news just keeps getting worse. Al Gore, where are you?

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In other words: “Yeah, that was horrible, but also think before you exhale, science deniers!”

It contains this passage:

In 2016, as with the previous two years, the world put 32 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. CO2 is a deadly greenhouse gas that turned Venus into a torrid hellhole hot enough to melt lead.

Buried lede: Apparently there was a capitalist-induced industrial revolution on Venus that caused that planet’s problem — and we’re next!

Also, if you bet that the word “Frankendrought” would appear in the article, go to the window and collect your winnings.

(h/t Junk Science)

**Written by Doug Powers

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Chelsea Clinton’s cheerleading cult

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:53

Chelsea Clinton’s cheerleading cult
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

How thirsty does Variety look begging readers to join it in doing high V cheerleading moves for Chelsea Clinton?

Thirstier than an ultra-marathoner lost in Death Valley in mid-July.

Hyping the entertainment magazine’s latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?”

Welcome to the liberal media’s manufacturing of “cool.” Leather jacket? Check. Overzealous airbrushing? Check. Humanizing grin? Check. Democratic establishment pedigree? Checkity-check-check.

This is just the latest attempt by The Media Resistance to make Chelsea Clinton a thing. The same liberal lunatics in the press who rage about the Trump children’s nepotistic privileges champion the “refreshingly outspoken” daughter of the Clinton dynasty — who, at 37 years old, will receive a “Lifetime Impact” award from Variety on Friday for her “humanitarian work.”

The honor comes during the same week that the Clinton Global Initiative cash machine officially shut down. Among the generous “humanitarian” projects of CGI’s parent, the Clinton Foundation: chipping in a reported $3 million for Chelsea’s wedding to another heir of Democratic corruptocrats, Marc Mezvinsky — the newly jobless former hedge fund manager and son of convicted fraudster Edward Mezvinsky, a former Democratic congressman from Iowa.

Remember: The Clintons’ own inner circle lambasted Chelsea’s hubby for exploiting the Clinton Foundation and CGI to prop up his now-defunct hedge fund. The duo also siphoned off charitable donations to pay for “taxes on money from her parents” and expenses racked up to subsidize her “life for a decade,” according to longtime Clinton aide Doug Band.

But I digress from the Cult of Chelsea Coolness. Shake those pompoms, propaganda media:

The New York Times lauded “Chelsea Clinton, Unbound,” applauded her “confrontational tweeting” against President Trump and interviewed her about books for a series featuring successful authors — after her most recent ghostwritten opus on global health care flopped like those famous Filipino divers on YouTube.

BuzzFeed and The Hill cover Chelsea as if she were a Kardashian. Politico also cooed over Chelsea’s new “spicy, sarcastic online personality” on Twitter. Then the Beltway publication hailed her upcoming children’s book, which opportunistically cribs left-wing feminist Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s cri de coeur, “She Persisted.”

The Huffington Post breathlessly reported on Chelsea’s brave thoughts about breast-feeding and menstruation. She boldly asserted in a wellness article that we all need to “support” breast-feeding women and menstruating girls “by talking candidly” about them. OK then. Prepare the Nobel Prize nomination, stat!

Insipid platitudes deserve eye rolls, not gala celebrations. What independent “power of women” has Chelsea Clinton exercised, other than inheriting her father’s name and what’s left of her two-time-losing mother’s political cache?

“Lifetime achievement”? She skated through college and pulled family strings to secure her short-lived, high-priced jobs in management consulting and media.

Those who know Chelsea Clinton best see her for what she is: a “spoiled brat,” to quote Doug Band.

She is Bill Clinton without the charm, Hillary Clinton without the ruthlessness and full Billary in her bottomless well of inflated entitlement and ideological hackery.

The ineluctable drive to prop up Chelsea Clinton is textbook fake news. The only constituency rooting for her to run for political office is the Hollywood-media complex, which is desperately trying to squeeze blood from a rotten turnip.

How uncool is that?

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