Readers: Here we go again! In the spirit of TGIF, here are several cartoons on events of interest that I wanted to comment on (and hear your comments on).
Circle The Date
After Barack Obama's autobiography made it clear that when he orders a restaurant doggy bag there's really doggy in it, fact checkers have now discovered that there's a major problem with the mysterious "girlfriend" that Barry refers to in his book: she didn't exist.
Obama is now claiming that the unnamed girlfriend described in "Dreams From My Father" is actually a composite of the many, many, many heterosexual women he dated who have (with one exception) never come forward and never been found.
In fairness, the Bamster said in the foreword (ha!) of his allegedly nonfiction book that some characters were compressed and composites. But Obama describes events like the racial insensitivity of his white girlfriend after watching an "angry but funny" black play, fighting with her about it, and her dissolving into tears wishing she could be black like him.
Only this never happened to Genevieve Cook (the woman known to have dated Barack), meaning there is no substantiation whatsoever that the event ever happened...and that it wasn't just invented as another way for the future president to vent his seemingly bottomless resentment against white people.
Princess Running Gag
Elizabeth Warren, the woman who claims to have laid the "intellectual groundwork" for Occupy Wall Street, is a Democratic Senate candidate in Massachusetts - hoping to occupy Republican Senator Scott Brown's seat in the next election.
And according to the Harvard law professor's resume, she also enjoys all the benefits of minority status, because she is a Native American of the Cherokee tribe.
Except she isn't. Although claiming minority status clearly helps land a job at a liberal institution like Harvard, it now seems that Warren is unable to provide any genealogical proof that there has been a Native American in her family... although she claims that her great great great grandmother was a Cherokee.
In the absence of any documentation of her ancestry, Warren insists that her "high cheekbones" should be all the evidence anyone needs. But even if her claims are true, that makes her just 1/32nd Cherokee...and 31/32nds baldfaced liar.
This last story is by far the most important, and there's nothing funny about it.
Human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has been bravely fighting the real "war on women" in China, battling the forced abortions which are part of the regime's "one child only" policy. As a result, he was held captive by the government and, only days ago, made a daring escape and found his way to the safety of the US Embassy.
Or maybe we should say "presumed" safety. Because the presence of Chen, and the need to act on his situation, was politically uncomfortable for the United States - and the timing was awful, because Hillary Clinton was visiting China on a diplomatic mission and didn't want to rock the boat with Barack Obama's all-important moneylenders.
Which is why Chen was told by US officials that his wife would be beaten to death by the Chinese unless he left the safety of the embassy (a charge which US officials deny). And so he was returned to the Chinese government...where he now lives in minute-to-minute fear for his own life and that of his family.
Chen has begged to fly out of China on Hillary Clinton's jet and have his family be given political sanctuary in the United States. But so far, his requests have fallen on deaf ears. As of this writing, Hillary Clinton has made no public statements about Chen.
And there's no chance that Barack Obama will stand up to China over a little thing like human rights violations and a brave man's life. He's far too busy telling the world how courageous he is.