Friday Follies, National Edition (Even CBS Wakes For A Moment)

Posted on April 27, 2012 by


A lot of stuff came through the feeds today, a sure sign that it’s Friday. Digging in is difficult, but we’ll take a stab at it after doing some winnowing:

EPA is, of course, a hot topic, especially after their boy, Al Armendariz, shot off his mouth about “crucifying” companies – apparently to make an example of them. Hey, it worked in Roman times. EPA, however, is going to go after the small fry first, as Steve Maley discusses.

As if that’s not freakish enough, Barry Milhous Obama has an “enemy” list, and he’s already going after folks to pillory for having the audacity to oppose his glorious plans for theMotherland. This just in from the legacy media: “chirp, chirp, chirp”.

On the other hand, Barry’s decided to soften his attack on family farms for the moment – at least until after his re-election, when he’ll have the flexibility to do anything he damn well pleases. I WILL TRANSMIT THIS INFORMATION TO VLADIMIR.

Of course, Barry’s pals in the Muslim Brotherhood have managed a bit of notoriety of their own; presumably to help distract from Barry’s multiple failures. As Mark Steyn noted: “Gotta hand it to the Muslim Brotherhood. Hard to come up with a more apt image of the Arab Spring than an aroused Islamist rogering a corpse.”

But back here in the USA, CBS News awakened long enough to suggest that the damn Republicans may be onto something:

(CBS News) — House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious scandal have gotten the go-ahead by their party leaders to pursue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, senior congressional aides told CBS News. The resolution will accuse Holder and his Justice Department of obstructing the congressional probe into the allegations that the government let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

Grieve them though it may, somebody there recognized that if they don’t report it, the network might lose credibility. Can’t have that.

You may have noticed that Barry’s golf game’s been suffering of late, but that’s because he’s had other, more pressing issues to deal with: he’s graciously allowed you to pay to fly him and his entourage around the country on campaign trips, although the official word from Jay CarnivalCarney is that it’s not campaigning, but rather, Very Important Business. Besides, after the whole Secret Servicing flap, Barry kind of wants to avoid thinking about balls, just now.

Nonetheless, and despite what may charitably be described as his “best efforts”, there’s a growing grumble from his Blue-Collar Democrats, who are reportedly more than a little ticked off about the constant (and expensive) “First Family” vacations.

Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.

Barry’s got a lot of shuckin’ and jivin’ to do if he hopes to herd those sheep back into the fold. But it may not be needed.

His squeeze, Ms.Hell, confided on CNN that she has a fantasy:

But you know one fantasy I have, and the Secret Service they keep looking at me because they think I might actually do it, is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking.

It’s one a lot of us share. We’re willing to do what it takes to see that her dream comes true.
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