Friday, November 30, 2012

Let Them Eat Pupu

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America is teetering at the brink of the "fiscal cliff" - a financial catastrophe that will plunge the nation back into longlasting recession unless bold, decisive, nonpartisan action is taken by Barack Hussein Obama. Which is why the president has announced, in no uncertain terms, that he's going to be enjoying another luxury vacation in Hawaii when our economy goes "Forward" into the abyss.

Much to the delight of any "Choom Gang" members who are out of prison and eager for a reunion, Barry will be in Oahu for three full weeks of high-level pakalolo smoking, intensive golf sessions, and laughing at the poor bastards on the mainland who'll be receiving year-end Obamacare pink slips instead of Christmas bonuses.

The vacation is estimated to cost $4 million to taxpayers, which inspired us to ask just how many households it will take to pay for Barry to work on half a tan? Interestingly, if you look at two-earner households with $50,000 of taxable will take every cent from 666 of them to fund Barry's vacation. And frankly, 666 seems like a pretty ironic number of households to get the shaft on Jesus's birthday.

In fairness, a significant part of the expense of the Obama family vacation comes from providing them with  massive layers of security, even though the only risk to Barry in Hawaii is getting a brain freeze from munching a rainbow-colored shave-ice too quickly.

But could those millions of dollars for security have been better used elsewhere? At this time, Ambassador Chris Stevens has no comment.

 Kalaupapa, on Hawaii's Molokai island, was an exile community for Hansen's Disease patients from 1866-1969. (Annie Maunawili) 
While in Hawaii, B. Hussein will visit Father Damien's leper colony, 
which first gave him the idea of taking "an arm and a leg" from taxpayers. 

UPDATE: TRUE HAWAII TRIVIA  King Barry will be vacationing in the shadow of the Nuuanu Pali Lookout (seen below), where Hawaii's King Kamehameha finally defeated his political enemies by forcing them over a precipitous cliff. Coincidence? We think not...

FRIDAY BONUS: Okay, I didn't post much on Facebook this week that didn't appear here, but hopefully you'll enjoy this shout out to the man who helped Timothy Geithner do his taxes!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fried Rice

Readers- No official cartoon today (yes, the publication schedule here is pretty chaotic lately - even I don't know when I'm publishing or not. I'm still supposed to be taking Mondays and Wednesdays off, but it's hard to go cold turkey). But that doesn't mean we can't still have some random fun amidst the confusion.

With that in mind, and Susan Rice's "less than satisfactory" testimony yesterday about her clear attempts to mislead the American public on the terrorist murders in Benghazi (for purely political purposes), we present the following hard-to-swallow image...

And for no reason other than it tickled me (and will honk off liberals), here's a short video suggested by reader and frequent commentor Colby, who had an excellent idea for updating Barry Soetoro's second-term presidential anthem! And it will also make a great ringtone for Obamaphones!

"And along with the presents you asked for, there will be LOTS of surprises!"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Giving Them The Business

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It seems like we've barely stopped producing turkey-scented burps, and already the next big holiday season is upon us! Yes, Kwanzaa is nearly here, and Barack Hussein Obama took time out from raising taxes on small businesses and forcing them to lay off employees to go shopping on "Small Business Saturday."

The president visited a small independent bookstore where he posed for photos and then quickly purchased 15 children's books - the titles of which had been previously programmed into his Blackberry (no, really). The children's books will be given out as gifts, presumably to constituents who have mastered the instructions for their Obamaphones and are ready to move on to more challenging reading material.

According to the Whitehouse website, "It’s great to find the perfect gift from a small business. Often, when you carry it to the counter, you can see the business owner’s eyes light up. They tell a story about how that gift was made. Or where it came from. Or how it’s a one-of-a-kind. And the gift immediately becomes even more meaningful and special. Moments like that are what makes the holidays magical."

Um, no. Buying things doesn't make the holidays magical, no matter how much the president confuses commerce and magic. In reality, the business owner's eyes probably aren't lighting up, they're simply brimming with tears over finally making one last miserable sale in the final days of his shop's existence in this wretched Obamaconomy.

Of course, there will be other moments making the holidays magical - like when Bob Cratchett has his work week cut down to 29-hours (with a cut in salary and coal to match) so that Ebenezer Scrooge won't be  fined by this "small business supporting" president for failure to provide expensive healthcare to the ever-sickly Tiny Tim. But for now, let's forget about that little dickens (see what we did there?) because experts predict that as many as 800,000 other Bob Cratchett types will be completely losing their jobs owing to Obamacare.

Not that the president will care. After all, "A Christmas Carol" wasn't one of the children's books on his shopping list. Although if Saul Alinsky ever published a picturebook of "Rules for Radical Kids" you can bet that Barry bought every copy on the shelf.

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