This should put an end to all that nonsense about Barack Obama being such a great public speaker. Apparently Obama is only as great as his teleprompter -- when it doesn't get ahead of him, that is.

In typical fashion, Obama and his teleprompter are blaming each other for the screw up. Obama has yet to address the gaffe publicly, but we're sure there was some furniture moving in the Oval office when he got back there yesterday.

Here's what Obama's teleprompter had to say about the mishap on it's blog yesterday:

I cannot believe the level of incompetence I have to deal with on a daily basis. If it isn't the cold hand of my operator, it's Big Guy not moving his lips fast enough to keep up with my text. I can say this much: there's no truth to the rumor that swine flu had anything to do with my scroll this morning. Would it be possible to blame President Bush for this too?

As far as Barack Obama is concerned, September 11 never happened, all Muslim terrorists held at Gitmo are innocent, and there are no such words as "enemy combatants."

So it was in that context that the White House gave the green light to Obama's Air Force One pilot to buzz lower Manhattan with Obama's Boeing 747 with two fighter pilots on its tail -- all for a photo op!

Mind you, this took place on the same day that Obama declared the swine flu was "not a cause for alarm." And I guess he thought sending a low flying Boeing 747 right near the spot where two commercial airliners took out the World Trade Centers wouldn't be cause for alarm either.

Terrified New Yorkers scattered everywhere as the planes seared the sky above them. A furious Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said:

"Why the Defense Department wanted to do a photo-op right around the site of the World Trade Center catastrophe defies imagination. Had I known about it, I would have called them right away and asked them not to. It is the federal government, and they can do in the end what they please, but I would have tried to stop it.”

Of course, in the face of all the public outrage -- Obama claimed he knew nothing about it. So once again, we have a president whose right hand doesn't know what his left hand is doing! Obama has to be the most incompetent president in the history of the U.S. There's no doubt about it. The scariest part is we're only 3 months into his term.


According to TMZ, a judge granted L.A. Lakers star Derek Fisher a restraining order in 2005 against a crazy white chick who calls herself "The REAL Mrs. Fisher." Apparently this woman (who's obviously a former jump off) is obsessed with Derek to the point where she follows him home and harasses his real wife and their kids.

Court papers document the love notes she sent him:

"If I give your sexy ass my new # r u going to call me or will u send the po po after me? Meanie." And another: "Yes, I do want to have your babies - the ones you keep showing me. Our beautiful sons. Place them in my womb now."

She also left notes for him on her Myspace page and her Twitter page. I don't believe any of this because if it were true, Derek's real wife (the woman walking behind him who looks like a linebacker) would have already stomped a mud hole in that woman's derriere. Crazy or no crazy, you don't mess with a black woman's husband. In fact, very few married ballers take out restraining orders against their former side pieces. Because not only does wifey take care of the home front and the kids, she's also The enforcer.

Remember that the wives of ballers had to battle other jump offs to win the top prize -- and they have the battle scars to prove it. So if a stalker threatens her kids, she will kick off her heels, take off her earrings and go to work on that azz! There's no need for a restraining order.

Which brings us back to Derek Fisher: what kind of punk goes running to a judge for a restraining order when he has a wife who could easily handle that -- unless I'm reading her wrong? Doesn't he know that TMZ has paid sources deep inside the courthouse and that his business would be spread all over the front page of the website like margarine?

Maybe Derek and his wife need to go see the film "Obsessed" starring Beyonce and Idris Elba to see how situations like this are handled in the real world.

I knew this would happen, and I knew Fox News would be the network to take a brave stand against Messiah Barack Obama.

The networks have been fuming at Obama's frequent scheduling interruptions which end up costing the networks millions in lost revenue.

This is the first time a major news network has refused a presidential request to pre-empt airtime since Obama was elected.

The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week.

The network is turning down the president's request to show his prime-time news conference on Wednesday. The news conference marks Obama's 100th day in office. Instead of the president, Fox viewers will see an episode of the Tim Roth drama "Lie to Me."

It's the first time a broadcast network has refused Obama's request. This will be the third prime-time news conference in Obama's presidency. ABC, CBS and NBC are airing it. [LINK]

The swine flu outbreak in Mexico is caused by a deadly new strain, or variant, of a particular strain of influenza virus that is naturally occurring among pigs. This strain mutated over time and jumped from pigs to humans. It is now transferred easily from human to human through coughing, sneezing, touching and through contact with the nasal and oral mucosa.

Swine flu transmission cannot occur through eating pork. There is no known cure for a virus other than a vaccine, which is usually made from a part of the virus itself. There is no vaccine for swine flu, and antibiotics are ineffective against a virus.

Swine flu kills relatively quickly, and it affects mainly the young and healthy. The mean age range of the 149 deaths reported in Mexico is between 20-40 years old.

So far outbreaks are being reported in New York (28 cases), California (7), Texas (2), Kansas (2), Ohio (1). Canada is reporting 6 cases, and there are 19 cases reported worldwide -- not including Mexico.

The signs and symptoms of swine flu to look out for are similar to the flu:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue (feeling unusually tired)
  • Sore throat
  • Joint pain

The symptoms progress quickly to nausea, vomiting, disorientation and confusion ending in death.

Information on the web:

Flu cases in the United States - USA Today

Here's a little cheerful news to lift our spirits amidst all of this gloom and doom, thanks to loyal reader Oneal Riley!

Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help us honor America’s firefighters with a $100,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program.

Participating stores will reduce prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to local fire charities.


There's no need to ring the alarm Bey Stans: socialite and TV personality Kim Kardashian didn't bleach her tresses blond to overthrow Beyonce. According to loyal reader Kat, Kim K took to her blog (or Twitter) and admitted she was wearing a quick weave (wig) around New York as part of a photo shoot:

“It’s a wig! Did I have you fooled? I did a fabulous photo shoot this weekend and they put this hair piece on! I haven’t taken it off since, because I’m really loving the look. I’ve been wearing it around New York and everyone thought it was my real hair! It’s making me want to dye my hair and maybe go lighter for the summer. What do you think? Should I dye it for real?”

We don't believe that bit about the photo shoot. We think she did it to be evil and fool the paps, who can't tell Beyonce from any other blond weaved out chick in New York unless she's being followed closely by an entourage of gay hair dressers and stylists.

Photo: Wireimage/Getty

Quick! How many of you thought Kim Kardashian was Beyonce in these pics? Socialite/TV personality Kim K debuted her new hair color over the weekend in Manhattan to the delight of the paparazzi who thought she was Beyonce promoting her new movie. When are pseudo celebrities going to start being more creative with their personal style and stop jacking others?

Even Sanaa Lathan couldn't contain her laughter at the sight of Kim K jacking Beyonce's style.

Meanwhile, former model/TV personality and 3 Brown Girls member Kim Porter shined at the Malibu Lumbar Yard Grand Opening last week in Malibu, CA. Kim and her twins D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs were in Atlanta last week after spending last weekend with her mom in Columbus, GA. Don't you LOVE Kim's fashion sense? The world is her catwalk!

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

I can't, and I won't. So I'll let Toya do it for me:

Ciara performed at nightclub G-A-Y Heaven in London on Saturday night (April 25th) and tore the whole entire house DOWN. This performance meets the end of the road for her London promotional stint as she returns to New York this week to kickstart her U.S. promotional tour. Meanwhile, check out a couple of flicks of her performance. READ MORE...

When Usher's wife, celebrity stylist Tameka Raymond, took to her Twitter account this weekend to announce that she was packing a bag for her and Usher's son Cinco so Ush could take the 17-month-old to L.A. with him on Saturday, I knew the paparazzi were also reading, and would be ready to grab the cute pics.

Speaking of Tameka, quite a few fellow twitterers are questioning whether it's even her tweeting at all. Rest assured that it is Tameka Raymond tweeting. Should Tameka put her Twitterberry down and back away slowly? You be the judge:

    TamekaRaymond: @harveysan look queen whore #20094, leave my twits.. nit twit. go find Mike... lol so old I'll put your bitchass over my knee..

    harveysan: @tamekaraymond you talk mad shit bitch but it's funny that you don't got it in you to stand by your mouth, deleting messages...For shame.

    TamekaRaymond: @JohnnyACE562 fuck you bitchass cat.. I'll bitch slap you like one..haaa now here come the queen boys.