Andrea Bocelli backs out of singing at Trump’s inauguration after receiving death threats | Daily Mail Online

McCarthyism has nothing on the tactics of today’s American progressive-Left. The Presidential Inauguration is symbolic of the peaceful transition of power under our Constitutional Republic. To sully the process with threats against the livelihood or even murder of an entertainer who agrees to participate is beneath and beyond loathsome.

It is also disturbing that there are some conservatives calling for the boycott of entertainers who decline to perform. Be aware that there may be threats and other pressures against these people to which you are not privy. The Right need not stoop to the despicable tactics of the Left. Arm yourself with the arguments, and when possible, choose compassion.

As much as we don’t like being lectured about politics and political correctness by Meryl Streep and her ilk, keep in mind that in this highly charged politicized environment, every action or passive gesture is interpreted as taking a stand by someone on one side of the aisle or the other. ~ Art/Right

Opera star Andrea Bocelli backed out of singing at Donald Trump’s inauguration after receiving death threats, the Mail on Sunday has learnt.

Source: Andrea Bocelli backs out of singing at Trump’s inauguration after receiving death threats | Daily Mail Online


LA Street Posters Inspired by Sabo

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, when President Barack Obama was in Southern California on yet another fund-raising junket to benefit his fellow Democrat politicians, he may have seen bus stops decorated with posters adorned with his face. These were not the Obama Hope posters designed by Shepard Fairey that became icons of the 2008 presidential campaign. These new posters appearing in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood of Hancock Park were inspired by street artist Sabo, a retired Marine- turned guerilla artist. Instead of the optimistic fantasy of the Hope posters, these images were starkly urban and reflective of today’s actual scandals and multitude of unresolved issues plaguing America under the Obama Administration’s myopic leadership.

Sabo-inspired Obama art

Obama Scandals

See Also:

President Obama Confronted By Street Artist ‘Sabo’ Inspired Posters During Los Angeles Fundraising Visit [The Inquisitr; July 26, 2014]

George W. Bush, the Renaissance Man

George W. Bush, the man who told Jay Leno that he named his cat Bob, “So I can remember how to spell it when I get older,” has been very busy.

Between rounds of golf, organizing and riding in 100K mountain bike rides with America’s wounded warriors, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas, and personally refurbishing health clinics in Africa, through the Bush Center’s partnership with Pink Ribbon/Red Ribbon, whose mission is to screen women, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, for cervical and breast cancer, the 43rd President of the United States has also become an accomplished portrait painter.

President Bush charged his painting instructor, Gail Norfleet, with a task. “There’s a Rembrandt trapped in this body. Your job is to find it.”

While a guest on the The Tonight Show on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, President Bush presented a portrait he had painted of Jay Leno to the late night television host.

Jay Leno portrait

Jay Leno portrait by President George W. Bush

President Bush has plans to paint portraits of 19 foreign presidents and prime ministers with whom he worked during his tenure at the White House. He has already provided the artwork for a Christmas ornament, which may be purchased through the Bush Center web site (which, incidentally, works).

Bush Center Ornament

Bush Center Ornament

See also:
As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics [New York Times; Nov 2, 2013]

George Bush Shows Off Painting Hobby, Shares Jay Leno Portrait [US Weekly; Nov 20, 2013]

George W. Bush Presidential Center

Former First Dog Barney, RIP (2000-2013)

Barney, the Scottish Terrier that lived in the White House with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, passed away on February 1, 2013. Born on September 30, 2000, Barney died at age 12 after battling lymphoma.

Since retiring and moving back to Texas, President Bush has been painting landscapes and dog portraits. This portrait of Barney is one of the President’s paintings. It is signed “43.”

Barney Bush

Portrait of Barney
by President George W. Bush

President Bush issued the following statement:

Laura and I are sad to announce that our Scottish Terrier, Barney, has passed away. The little fellow had been suffering from lymphoma and after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness.

Barney and I enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to accompany me when I fished for bass at the ranch. He was a fierce armadillo hunter. At Camp David, his favorite activity was chasing golf balls on the chipping green.

Barney guarded the South Lawn entrance of the White House as if he were a Secret Service agent. He wandered the halls of the West Wing looking for treats from his many friends. He starred in Barney Cam and gave the American people Christmas tours of the White House. Barney greeted Queens, Heads of State, and Prime Ministers. He was always polite and never jumped in their laps.

Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House. He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.

I Put a Spell on You, Because You’re Mine

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1929-2000) may well have been a man born ahead of his time. His best known song, I Put A Spell On You, recorded in 1956 when he was drunk and in a blackout, sold more than a million copies. This is the perfect theme song for the second term of the Pop-Culture President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama:

I put a spell on you
’cause you’re mine

You better stop the things you do
I ain’t lyin’
No I ain’t lyin’

Screamin Barack Hussein Obama

Screamin Barack Hussein Obama

When Barack Obama first ran for President in 2008, unlike Screamin Jay Hawkins, he was a man without a record. Now, of course, he has a record. It’s an abysmal one. But for some reason, a majority of voters decided to give this man another shot. (And you gotta love the way Barack Hussein Obama pronounces the word “shot” with his Chicago accent. He was fond of electioneering on the basis that he was the One who would give everyone a “fair shot.” Unless of course you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner, an investor, a Medicare recipient, a Christian, an hourly wage earner, a coal miner…. Well, maybe it’s not exactly fair, but you do get a shot if you are in certain labor unions, or if you want someone else to pay for your birth control and abortions. That’s not just me talking. No. It’s that straw man. You know. The one over there.)

Speaking of the straw man, there is another character from The Wizard of Oz who bears a striking resemblance to the leader of the Free World. It’s not just me saying it:

Apologies to Margaret Hamilton

Witch is the Real Obama?

Does this man look angry a lot? Other people have noticed. Haven’t you? And how’s this for a coincidence? The Leader of the Western World and the Wicked Witch of the West are in practically the same pose. What are the odds?

And here they go again:

Wicked Witch of the West & Leader of the Western World

Wicked Witch of the West & Leader of the Western World

I don’t know about you, but so far this week I have watched a lot less Fox News and a whole lot more reruns of The Big Bang Theory.

No one is recommending that you stay drunk and in a blackout for the next four years. But maybe listening to that great recording by Screamin Jay Hawkins will lift your spirits, if only for a couple of minutes.

Have a nice day.

Vote for Love of Country: Mitt Romney for President

If a man is known by the company he keeps, let’s take a look at the Friends of Barack Obama:

  • Frank Marshall Davis, was a journalist, poet and Communist Party USA activist in Chicago and Hawaii and a mentor to a young Barack Obama, from about age 10 to 18.
  • William Ayers, is the former leader of the terrorist group Weather Underground. Barack Obama wrote an endorsement for Mr. Ayers’ book, “A Kind and Just Parent: Children of the Juvenile Court.” In 1995 Mr. Obama was hired by Mr. Ayers to head the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama served together as directors of the Woods Fund from 1999 through 2002.
  • Reverend Jeremiah Wright, is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC)in Chicago. It was Reverend Wright who famously said in a sermon to his congregation on September 16, 2001:

    We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

    As Hillary Clinton said, “You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.” Barack Obama chose TUCC at age 26 and remained a member for two decades. Reverend Wright performed the marriage ceremony for Barack and Michelle Obama, and baptized their two daughters.

  • Tony Rezko is a Syrian-born Chicago business man, currently serving a 10-1/2 year sentence for 16 counts of corruption and fraud. Mr. Rezko was a major fundraiser for Barack Obama’s successful 2008 Senate campaign. He also had ties to former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, now serving a 16-year prison term for his conviction on one count of lying to the FBI in a case centered on attempts to sell the Senate seat once held by Barack Obama. The Rezkos and the Obamas purchased adjacent lots in Chicago, in a real estate deal that cast the appearance of inpropriety, and about which Mr. Obama stated, “I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it.”
  • Rashid Khalidi, is a college professor, one-time spokesman for Yasser Arafat and the PLO, radical Palestinian activist who denounces Israel as a racist state and defends suicide bombings. He held a fundraiser for Barack Obama’s unsuccessful run for Congress in 2000. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, at a 2003 farewell dinner for the Rashidis, who were moving from Chicago to New York,

    A special tribute came from Khalidi’s friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Senator Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi’s wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.

    His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . . It’s for that reason that I’m hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid’s dinner table,” but around “this entire world.”

In 2008, candidate Barack Obama was elected on promises of hope and change. He has spent the last four years whining and blaming George Bush instead of taking constructive steps to find solutions and fix the problems. After four years of charting his own course, hope and change are completely at odds to President Obama’s failed leadership and abysmal record

Benghazi, Libya. Four dead Americans; ignored pleas for help from the Consulate while it was under siege; complete failure to heed the warnings from Ambassador Chris Stevens in the weeks, days and hours leading up to the attack; a made-up excuse of mob action inflamed by a video trailer that no one had seen or heard of; a stonewalling White House and State Department; an on-going coverup aided and abetted by complicit and/or incompetent reporters in the national media. (Jennifer Griffin and Catherine Herridge at Fox News have been out in front on this story. ABC, CBS and the Washington Post have finally begun to report on this developing story and the emerging coverup.)

The Economy: Unemployment

  • 7.9% unemployment, at rate higher than when President Obama took office.
  • Unemployment rate at or above 8% for 42 out of 44 months; at or above 9% for 29 of those months, the worst record since the Great Depression.
  • 23 million people unemployed or underemployed.
  • Since January 2009, 7.8 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force. If the work force had not declined, the unemployment rate would be above 10.5%.
  • A record 47 million Americans are on food stamps
  • As unemployment benefits run out, more Americans are applying for disability benefits. More than 3.8 million new applications have been approved, and a record 8.3 million Americans are collecting disability payments, many of whom will never return to work.

The Economy: Spending

  • Barack Obama has failed to get a budget passed during his entire term in office. This is not something he can blame on the Republicans. The Democrat-controlled Senate showed true bipartisanship in voting 0-97 against proceeding with the President’s 2012 budget. In contrast, the Senate vote against proceeding with Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget plan was 40-57.
  • Sixteen trillion-dollar debt; trillion-dollar deficits

Crony Capitalism: The Obama Administration picks winners and (mostly) losers. Here is a list of some alternative energy companies that received stimulus money, and are now either in bankruptcy or close to it:

  1. Solyndra
  2. Frisker
  3. Abound Solar
  4. Evergreen Solar
  5. A123 Systems

Obamacare, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If you like the Department of Motor Vehicles, you will love Obamacare. This legislation puts one-sixth of the national economy under the control of Washington bureaucrats. To pay for for this bureaucracy and the health care mandates, the law creates or increases 21 separate taxes, resulting in the largest tax hike in the nation’s history.

Under Obamacare, there is a 2.3% tax on medical devices, which goes into effect next year. This is not a tax on profits. It is a tax on gross receipts. Investment capital is fleeing the medical device industry, and is down for the third straight quarter. By some estimates, more than 40,000 jobs may be killed just in this one industry as a result of this tax.

Barack Obama is a failed leader because his vision for America is the wrong vision. We don’t want big government. We want more liberty, less bureaucratic intrusion, and more effective government.

Mitt Romney has a record of leadership, fiscal responsibility, job creation, and positive values. On Day One he will introduce a bill to reduce taxes, and will issue an executive order to pave the way to end Obamacare.

It’s time for positive change. Vote for Mitt Romney.
See also:
Frank Marshall Davis
Bill Ayers
Tony Rezko
REWARD: $100,000 FOR KHALIDI TAPE,, (September 20, 2012)
Obama’s Unprecedented Record of Failure on Jobs, (November 2, 2012)
Obama Receives Zero Votes in Senate, The Hill (May 5, 2011)
A123 given $249M created 400 jobs now added to list of companies that received Billions in Federal Stimulus on verge of bankruptcy, American Livewire (October 30, 2012)
Obamacare’s Silent Job Killer, USA Today (November 3, 2012)

Obama & Christie = Laurel & Hardy? Just Saying….

I don’t mean to trivialize a serious situation, but the images speak for themselves:

Governor Chris Christie & President Obama - Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy

Christie & Obama – Laurel & Hardy

Governor Chris Christie welcomes President Barack Obama to New Jersey to inspect the damage caused by the killer super-storm Hurricane Sandy.

Obama & Christie - Laurel & Hardy