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Immersed as I was in the NSA horror, I thought for a second that – gasp – Bloomberg was doing something good for a change
I should have known better. He simply wants “his army” to break the Fourth Amendment (his stop and frisk) without federal supervision
It’s about his “stop and frisk” policy being challenged and the federal scrutiny it’s undergoing
“We have disciplined and well-trained police officers whose experience has been paid in blood.”
Maybe, But whose blood?
and the editorial that goes with it.
With the rash of whacky medical wisdom coming from Hollywood, someone, at least NY POst needs to say STFU! Movies should NOT talk back!
In a scene of abject humiliation reminiscing of W serving fried chicken to the press corps by the pool in Crawdord – no indoor access allowed, Bloomberg yucked it up with the press over pizza squares
“I know only five of you in here have actual press credentials,” Bloomberg reportedly quipped, a reference to his office’s assertion that a mere five of the twenty-six journalists arrested overall displayed city-issued press passes.
“There were so many little jokes” about OWS over the course of the night, Nida Khan, a reporter/producer who attended told me. “You could see the awkward reaction from people in the room. Some laughed at these jokes, others were just uncomfortable.”
and here’s the explanation of the photo above
One of the gifts was a tarp that Seifman said “they picked up from the Sanitation Department on the West Side,” Khan recalled. This, of course, was a mocking reference to the NYPD’s forced seizure of tarps, tents, laptops, and many other items in Zuccotti Park, which were thrown into sanitation trucks and dumped in a massive pile at a warehouse-type facility on West 57th Street.
I found it interesting that while his henchmen were worried about the “optics” of such photo, Bloomberg didn’t care. After all, he has an army, why should he?
What woke me in the morning was this NY Post riff from Richard Wolffe’s book about Obama
This being NY Post, I am amused by the “Nanny President” – and immediately wonder: who are the babies?
The anecdote illustrating this is largely irrelevant and picked to fit a talking point:
Obama orders an overweight staffer to eat the salad for lunch.
To me, this is actually a bit surprising, to see Obama notices someone else than himself.
It’s the other excerpt that feeds into Obama’s personality
While talking about his researching the White House library for the wisdom of his predecessors, Obama delivers a Reagan quote which he mis-attributes to Lincoln (isn’t it interesting how he draws all his inspiration from the Rs?)
And it gets better:
In fact Obama later admitted to Wolffe that he had found the quotation while reading one of his own diaries, in which he had mistakenly attributed the Reaganism to Lincoln.
So: In times of worry and strife, Obama looks for comforting inspiration in the sacred, timeless words of . . . Obama!
Presidents are often accused of surrounding themselves with yes-men and retreating from the world. This president doesn’t even need the yes-men. He lives in a hall of mirrors, and he’s awed by the view.
Isn’t interesting how even in his own diaries, he can’t find a D quote, mis-attributed or not!
The author makes a few Jr.jr good points as well
Obama evidently feels that his tireless brainwork tidied up the war-peace problem for the ages in his Nobel Prize speech (peace, we learned, is desirable but war is sometimes necessary) and that he wrought a profound new balance on civil liberties by largely retaining Bush anti-terror policies with the major fix being that, this time, he is the one in charge (a position Wolffe ably summarizes as, “In other words, trust me”).
I was noticing recently that Obama is reviving his arrogant “bitter” comments from 2008.
But if in 2008 he felt the need to backtrack and pretend to apologize, this time, with the outcome of November a fargone conclusion, he is letting lose.
Pans a R blog:
Once again, Obama is looking at the ants
“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”
And this time he is making it clear why he knows better than we do
You see, little people? He is the POTUS and can spit on your heads.
Reminds me of SNL’s Chevvy Chase tag
So little does he care what we think anymore he even promised
He means for us. Not for him.