Humor Break: Man who stole Obama’s teleprompter gets 7 years prison time


Pausing in the middle of helping to (successfully) get Kermit Gosnell’s name trending on Twitter –  so as to shame the national MSM into devoting more attention to it –  to bring you this story (hat tip):

A career criminal who stole a truck containing President Obama’s audio equipment was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison.

Sentencing guidelines called for a term of about three years, but Eric Brown of Richmond, Va., agreed to the longer sentence to avoid prosecution for 14 similar truck thefts in three localities. However, he could still face charges in Stafford County, which did not join Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties in the agreement.

Brown pleaded guilty in January to theft of government property.

“The theft of government property is a serious offense,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Roderick Young said in court. “It’s all the more serious when the property belongs to the White House Communications Agency.”

My theory was that TOTUS might have tried to escape on his own.  Can’t blame itit isn’t treated well, after all. No benefits, no vacation time, no “free health care” – nothing.

Doug Powers quips:

Let this stand as a lesson to anyone who might even consider stealing the mojo of the greatest orator the world has ever known.

Indeed. You can steal many things from the government (time, things, taxpayer money, etc) and not face that much jail time (in the case of stealing taxpayer money, sometimes you are even “rewarded” with re-election!) but don’t you DARE steal President Obama’s teleprompter aka “TOTUS”!  #LineInTheSand ;)

Say What? White House launches audio series titled “Being Biden”


Another one to file under “You Can’t Make This Up” – via AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who petitioned the White House to give Vice President Joe Biden his own reality TV show may be getting the next-best thing.

The White House on Thursday launched an audio series to give Americans the sense they’re along for the ride for some of Biden’s behind-the-scenes moments.

Dubbed “Being Biden,” the series features photographs of Biden from events that aren’t part of his public schedule. Viewers can listen to Biden narrate the story behind the photos, curated by White House staffers to give the public a look at his life inside the Obama administration.

It’s an idea not terribly far removed from what thousands of Americans requested earlier this year when they signed a White House petition to give the freewheeling, often unscripted vice president a recurring show on C-SPAN — “a glimpse of the lighthearted side of politics even in the midst of contentious and divisive national debates.” The petition didn’t cross the 100,000-name threshold required for a White House response in the time allotted, and it was later removed from the White House website.

With “Being Biden,” the Obama administration can capitalize on Biden’s ability to connect viscerally with Americans without the risk of an impromptu moment that could go awry. The series uses official photos from White House photographers, allowing the administration to engage Americans directly through social media without relying on the mainstream media to get their message out.

The vice president’s office said new episodes will be released regularly, and said the idea stemmed from the regular radio-style addresses Biden would record for constituents when he served in the Senate.

Here’s the direct link to the “Being Biden” White House page. LMAO!

On one hand, it’s kinda disturbing they’d use this outlet for Biden to “get his message out” rather than going the mainstream media route – after all, this is the “most open, honest, and accountable administration EVAH!!!” so what do they have to hide by shielding Biden from the mike, outside of his penchant for gaffes which – as they would readily admit – end up endearing him to people more so than turning them off (unless you’re a conservative Republican, that is)? On the other hand, the whole concept of a “Being Biden” series is hilarious because it’s so obviously scripted when our Vice President is most definitely not a “play by the script” kind of guy – as I’ve written about here numerous times.

I look forward to the parody videos of this from the vast number of witty, creative conservatives who are out there. Let the “Being Biden” games begin!

(Video) Friday Funnies: “So God made a liberal”


**Posted by Phineas

You may have seen the Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl that featured images of farmers while the voice-over was Paul Harvey reading his famous “So God made a farmer” essay. It was nice work.

But Sooper Mexican couldn’t resist having a little fun with it, so he created this: “So God made a liberal.”

And on the seventh day, He said: “What have I done?” smiley rofl

via Gateway Pundit

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

PHOTO: WH releases President Obama’s “Super Bowl playing” image


Not only does he skeet shoot “all the time” (see below of the “official” WH photo released yesterday) …

Obama Skeet Shoot

President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

…. our Man of Many Hats Celebrity President also played in the Super Bowl yesterday – in case you missed it:

Obama Super Bowl

He’s Every Man!

Heh. ;)

I was offline most of the weekend but got a chance to catch up on all the skeet shooting pic Photoshops this evening. has a good round-up. Have fun laughing. I sure did. :))

CAPTION THIS: Biden sworn in at #Inaugural2013 while Obama seemingly smirks


Heh. Via the Sacramento Bee:

Joe Biden is sworn in

President Barack Obama, center and Beau Biden, Attorney of Deleware, right, watch as his father Joe Biden is sworn in at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
Photo credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

The look on Obama’s face as he looks at Biden is intriguing. Gotta wonder what he’s thinking there.

And for extra laughs from the VP on a day where conservatives weren’t laughing much at all, there is this:

“I’m proud to be president of the United States, but I am prouder to be — oh. . . I’m proud to be vice president of the United States. And I am prouder to be President Barack Obama’s vice president!”

— Joe Biden cracking up guests at the State Society of Iowa’s gala Saturday night with a classic gaffe — or, hmmm, just a 2016 Freudian slip? “Well, there goes that,” he laughed, amid lingering giggles in the crowd “Look, on a serious note. . . I guess I’m not going to get back to the serious note, am I?”

Video below:

On a much more serious note, as the pictures of Obama being sworn in rolled in on Twitter, I found I was more annoyed by the photos of Chief Justice John Roberts onstage than I was Obama. I just can’t look at him in the same way I used to. The ObamaCare ruling, and all that …

Hilarity Alert: Senator-elect Warren won’t be on Senate’s Indian Affairs Committee


Hehehe! Via the Daily Caller‘s Patrick Howley (hat tip: @GaltsGirl):

Democratic Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will not serve on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in the next Congress, insiders on Capitol Hill confirm.

North Dakota Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp has been appointed to serve on the Indian Affairs Committee, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Warren, a self-identified Cherokee who listed herself as a Native American in the American Association of Law Schools Directory in 1984 before getting hired at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law Schools, told reporters this year that she knew of her ancestry because her “papaw” had “high cheekbones, like all of the Indians do.”

Tweak, tweak! ;)

While that is indeed funny, what’s not so humorous is that Warren ‘was given a seat on the Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over Wall Street regulation and oversight’:

Warren was the chief architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, and has long been a critic of Wall Street and big banks.

Look for the Wall Street/anti-capitalism bullying to continue with Warren on board. We should laugh at her now, and fight her like crazy in the arena of ideas once she officially takes office.

To be continued …

QOTD: VP Biden “never been proud” to be Obama’s veep? (VIDEO)


LOLOL (via my co-blogger). Biden to a crowd of supporters in Beloit, WI:

“There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be his vice president, not one single day.”


The Hill provides a short write-up of Biden’s remarks, including a timely reminder of Paul Ryan’s jab at Biden on the issue of gaffes and ‘inartful comments’ at the VP debate:

It’s a mistake that adds to Biden’s reputation as a gaffe machine. During the 2012 vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan in October, Ryan teased Biden about his habit of making gaffes.

“I think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don’t come out of your mouth the right way,” Ryan said.

Biden shrugged off the jab.

“I always say what I mean,” Biden responded.



(Humor) Klavan on why crony capitalism isn’t capitalism


**Posted by Phineas

One of the occasional frustrations I experience happens when I discuss economics and the economy with liberal friends (1). When I praise capitalism and free markets, they point to corrupt practices by business and its government allies as proof that capitalism can’t work, and that we need more government regulation to make the system “more fair.” (“Fair” must be the new “F-word.”) (2) When I counter that the problem is government intervention and that the picking of winners and losers is what creates the cronyism, they just roll their eyes in pity at my lack of understanding and we go on to the next topic.

Well, Andrew Klavan (3) makes the same point I do, only –as usual– in a much more witty and entertaining fashion. Maybe, the next time the topic comes up, I’ll just whip out my Kindle Fire and play this video for them:

via Roger Kimball

(1) Hey, this is California. You can’t avoid having a few. And, other than being wrong, they’re really nice people.
(2) Their faith in government is touching. Childlike and in denial of reality, but touching.
(3) Who used to make the “Klavan on the Culture” videos I’d post. He needs to start that series again. Now. Please?

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

(Video) Friday Funnies: Mitt Romney, comedian


**Posted by Phineas

Both Governor Romney and President Obama spoke last night at the Al Smith dinner, hosted annually by the Alfred E. Smith Foundation in New York City. It’s quite the event and, during election years, it’s a chance for presidential nominees to poke some fun at each other and themselves.

That they did, and I heard Obama was actually pretty good. But I never, ever expected a man with as wooden a reputation as Romney’s to turn out to be such a  funny guy:


(Crossposted at Public Secrets)