“Death is something inevitable.When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people&his country,he can rest in peace” #Madiba
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) December 5, 2013
South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away at his home today. He was 95. Tributes and condolences flooded social networking websites as world leaders, former presidents, celebrities and citizens of the world remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader.
President Obama spoke on Mandela’s passing from the White House about 45 minutes after the announcement that Mandela had died.
“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages,” said Obama, borrowing the words of Edwin M. Stanton, who, as Abraham Lincoln lay on his deathbed, said “He now belongs to the ages.”
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was discharged from NY-Presbyterian hospital today, after a 3-day hospital stay for treatment of a blood clot in her head.
Mrs. Clinton smiled as she was whisked away from the hospital in the back of a car accompanied by her relieved husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
In January, Senator Dianne Feinstein will introduce a bill to ban the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons (like the AR-15 pictured above), handguns and shotguns that can accept high-capacity magazines.
The move comes 2 weeks after a madman went on a shooting rampage in an elementary school, killing 20 children and 6 adults.
It’s high time that the government of the United States took action to disarm the general public who have no business owning firearms. Statistics show that most violent crimes are committed by handguns in the United States — and that most of those weapons were stolen or obtained through legal loopholes at gun shows.
The bill strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban signed into law by former President Bill Clinton.
US president Barack Obama is shaping up to be the biggest liar ever to occupy the White House. A bigger liar than even Bill “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton.
It would be too time consuming to list all of Obama’s untruths, so let’s just skip ahead to the latest piece of fiction to come out of his mouth.
If you recall, Obama said this during the Commencement address to the Hampton University graduating class this past weekend:
“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,” Obama said at Hampton University in southeastern Virginia.
Well, as others have already pointed out, the Huffington Post, ran this piece about Obama listening to Jay Z on his iPod. The same iPod that Obama claims he doesn’t own or know how to work.
You might say lying about an iPod is such a small thing. But Obama lies about everything. How can we trust a man who can’t even tell the truth about an iPod?
He lies all the time He lied about how often he attended services at Jeremiah Wright’s church; he lied about how his parents met; how his uncle liberated Auschwitz; how his dad came to this country. The guy just lies about his own background and life. What a phony…and, btw, for someone who decries people’s use of IPODs, why did he give one to Queen Elizabeth as a diplomatic gift – one filled with his own speeches. How priceless! Source
Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce met with former President Bill Clinton and R&B star Usher at the Heads of State Reception at the MoMA in NYC. (Pierce was invited by Clinton to launch his FitClub34 fitness initiative at the CGI.)
Photo: National Basketball Association
Beyonce looked constipated while performing live in Perth, Australia yesterday.
The results of Lala Vazquez’s crash diet shows in this pic taken last night at the The Launch Of The New Porsche Panamera in Hollywood last night.
Quincy Jones gave Alicia Keys relationship advice at the the Clinton Global Citizen Awards in NYC yesterday.
Legendary rapper KRS-1 attended the VH1 Hip Hop awards with his daughter Tyme. His stepson Randy Hubbard Parker, who KRS helped raise, committed suicide in Atlanta 2 years ago after battling with depression for years.
Barack Obama’s approval ratings are sinking fast with no end in sight. The polls measure the apathy of Americans toward Obama due to his obvious lack of qualifications to run this country. What did voters expect? Obama was a junior Illinois state senator who spent two years voting “present” 130 times on tough legislation! That should have been a red flag.
From Hot Air blog:
Overall approval for Obama has now reached 46%, with 53% disapproving. Strong disapproval now comes within five points of overall approval, almost within the margin of error
Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped four points in the last two days, which gives an indication that the latest polling is significantly worse than earlier surveys. Rasmussen uses a rolling three-day poll of 500 likely voters each day. On Friday and Saturday, his overall approval was at 50%, but has dropped quickly to its new low.
According to the LA Times, Barack Hussein Obama is at risk of becoming only the third U.S. president to slip below the Gallup 50% approval rating in his first year in office.
According to Gallup, Obama has reached this new low faster than his predecessors did. By comparison, George W. Bush didn’t fall below 50% approval rating until his third year in office. Bill Clinton dipped below 50% in his fourth month. Why the sudden slide for Obama? Because Kool Aid drinkers are finally waking up to the fact that they helped elect a radical socialist for president. Obama is finding out that many of his former supporters are now resistant to his bleak idea of Change.
Remember that Obama wanted a health care reform bill on his desk by the first week in August. He had no intentions on letting anyone read the bill — and he had every intention on ramming the bill through Congress the way he did with the massive porkulus spending bill.
Obama, who has spent more time away from the White House this month than in previous months, will extend his vacation another week. It seems that Obama’s approval ratings rise slightly when he’s not in the White House implementing policy.