Maybe it was just the lighting outdoors at the press conference he had in Israel this morning, but his hair sure looked a lot grayer than I remember it. Has he stopped colouring it so he looks older?
And speaking of the Obamessiah, he's sure not the gifted speaker they try to make him out to be. He may be great with a crowd in front of a teleprompter, but her really sucks at off the cuff type speaking. "Israel is a great friend of Israel"! Hah! And all the umms and ahs. But you won't see the MSM talking about his verbal gaffes, will you? That's saved for Bush.
If I have to hear Michelle 'Bitter' Obama prattle on for the next four odd years, I'll be the one that ends up bitter. Could this woman be any more out of touch with regular working women?
"You're getting $600 -- what can you do with that?" Mrs. Obama said in Pontiac, Michigan last week. "Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month. The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."
Yeah, that's what I did. /sarcasm
Here's the whole story, along with a roundup of some of her other more memorable moments.
As a woman, she just makes me cringe.
I've been saying this over and over. The global warming movement is authoritarian and totally about restricting our freedom.
There's a lot to think about in this article.
...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
...It's all such a 1970s way of thinking. That's when many gloomy experts told America that the Cold War, inflation, scarcity, and economic malaise would be permanent fixtures in our lives. Americans, they insisted, needed to lower their expectations of what was possible. Life was now more of a zero-sum game. The same meme is being recycled today. Don't believe it.
The whole thing here.
Loved Jonah Goldberg's column today on the Obamessiah:
... "I am absolutely certain," he proclaimed upon clinching the Democratic nomination, "that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." So wait, America never provided care for the sick or good jobs for the jobless until St. Barack arrived? That doesn't sound like the country most Americans think of when they wave their flags on the Fourth of July.
Obama went on to say that he will "remake" the country. Well, what if you don't want it remade? And Michelle Obama — who believes America is "downright mean" and is proud of America for the first time because of her husband's success — insists that Barack will make you "work" for change and that he will "demand that you, too, be different." What if you don't want to work for Obama's change? What if you don't want to be "different"?
Liberals might giggle at what to them sounds like paranoia. But if you aren't already entranced by Obama, Obamania can seem not only vaguely anti-American but also downright otherworldly. Star Wars creator George Lucas recently proclaimed that it's "reasonably obvious" Obama is a Jedi Knight. Mark Morford, a particularly loopy San Francisco Chronicle columnist, says Obama isn't really "one of us." Rather, he's a "Lightworker," the sort of being who can help us find "a new way of being on the planet." Self-help guru Deepak Chopra insists that an Obama victory would bring about "a quantum leap in American consciousness." Even NBC's Chris Matthews has been entranced by Obama's Jedi mind tricks. Obamania, he says, is "bigger than Kennedy. … This is the New Testament."
The whole thing here.