President’s News Conference
Dec 19, 2014
I have real trouble listening to this President. Lies, half-truths, obfuscation and single dimensional arguments are going to be his legacy. I believe he would tell a lie even if the truth was a better joke.
Today, he answered questions concerning the Keystone pipeline, the state of Black America, and the need for reforming police practices.
As to his response to a question about the state of Black America, he said that Black Americans are better off now than when he took office. Black unemployment is up 1.6% since he came into office, black household income is down. In 2000, 23% of black households were below the poverty level and by 2011 the number jumped to 28%. There are more black families on welfare than ever before. Better off? Really?
The Keystone pipeline is the subject that jumps out at me. Obama’s argument is that the oil coming down to the Gulf from Canada will be of little, or no, benefit to America. In my opinion, that is just flat wrong. That oil would give us a handsome surplus, which would allow us to compete big time in the global oil market. Last year The United States imported $240 Billion in oil from OPEC. If we are going to prevail in our battle with ISIS and other terrorist groups we need to diminish their cash flow. Most of the terrorists’ funding comes from oil. We could extract the $240B per year that we dump into their coffers, and then aggressively compete with them for market share, globally, thus reducing the terrorists’ cash flow, which would weaken them dramatically.
His views about how law enforcement interacts with blacks are so one-sided that it’s astonishing that the press lets him get by with it. Citing the two recent tragedies in Ferguson and Staten Island, he lays it all at the feet of law enforcement, with no mention concerning the actions of the victims. If the victims had been law abiding citizens, neither of these tragedies would have occurred. I do believe the police tactical training needs to be addressed and improved upon, but ‘it still takes two to tango’.
Maybe I’m wrong, I’m just sayin’……………….
Washington D. C. is making a pitch to have the 2024 Olympics in their fair city. The final decision will be made by the Olympic Committee in 2017, which will give the city seven years to build the required infrastructure. We know how city governments work, and know the Feds will not be able to simply occupy a spectator’s seat. No, no. The Feds will be slobbering and grunting, like a pig that hasn’t eaten for a week, to get control of this massive program.
I’m not sure they can get this done in seven years. The infighting that will take place trying to get seat on the committee that will award the contracts for construction of stadiums, arenas, the Olympic Village, aquatic stadium, parking lots, etc., will be like ten horny sixty year old guys fighting over one single Viagra pill. You know that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will be demanding that at least seventy per cent of the contracts be awarded to minority-owned, union construction companies.
The ‘games’ will also be a huge problem. The Dems have started to examine the lack of diversity on some of the American teams, such as the swim team. I’m sure there will be more, such as in the Pentathlon and Rowing competitions.
Al ‘The Head’ Sharpton will also be involved in uniform designs. He has already suggested that the shirts be emblazoned with ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’, or ‘I Can’t Breathe’ slogans. ‘The Head’ has started lobbying for some new events like Speed Looting and Beat That Cop. President Obama is looking into adding some new events, as well. The President has suggested adding The Sequestration Shuffle and The Immigration Relays, along with The Food Stamp Stomp. John Boehner would like to see a competition much like the old Make Me Laugh TV show, called Make Me Cry. Governor Rick Perry said three new events should be created: 1) Wall Climbing 2) Swimming The Rio, and………….uh…………uh………..uh. Nancy Pelosi said she doesn’t know which colleges will be competing in the Olympics, and added that she usually doesn’t get interested until they get to the Final Four.
This will be riveting entertainment. It should be as good as any Reality Show. This might be better than the Olympics Games.
Al Sharpton plans on holding a press conference later today, to discuss his ongoing tax problems. Leaked reports indicate that he will be claiming that he is being targeted, partly becauase he is a high profile black man, but also because of the disproportionate size of his head, in relation to his body size. ‘Hippo Epicranium’ has been on the IRS’ radar for the past five years, or so. Auditors have been told to look into the returns of all highly visible people who have a case of, what IRS calls, “the bighead”; especially black men. Sharpton is pretty sure that he is a victim of ‘Operation Collossal Crania”, which he feels is both racist and humongist.