White House

There is only one way: Kill them before they kill us

Barack Obama is going to make an address to the US public in the wake of the latest terrorist attack.

US President Barack Obama will make a special primetime address to the nation on counterterrorism efforts.

Just days after 14 people were shot dead in California, the White House said the president will address the nation from the Oval Office at 8pm on Sunday (2pm NZT tomorrow).

The speech will include “the steps our government is taking to fulfilll his highest priority: keeping the American people safe”.

Obama vowed earlier on Saturday (local time) that America “will not be terrorised,” as the Islamic State group praised the couple behind Wednesday’s mass shooting as “soldiers” of its self-proclaimed caliphate.

The FBI are investigating the attack in San Bernardino as a possible act of terrorism.    Read more »

Gun control will stop terrorists…we know this because the White House says so

According to the White House spokesman gun control will stop terrorists.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest called for tighter gun control in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, saying that President Barack Obama believes that if “common sense” gun controls were enacted, it could have prevented the attack.

Pressed by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy whether the president actually believes gun control would stop a terrorist plot, Earnest said making guns harder to get would be a good place to start:    Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Bill Ray’s unforgettable picture of Marilyn, alone in the spotlight.

Bill Ray’s unforgettable picture of Marilyn, alone in the spotlight.

The Night Marilyn Sang to JFK

Here, on what would have been JFK’s 97th birthday, Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy, New York, May 19, 1962.

Fifty-plus years ago, on a spring night in New York City, 35-year-old Marilyn Monroe — sewn into a sparkling, jaw-droppingly tight dress — stood alone in a spotlight on a dark stage. She took a breath, began to sing — and 15,000 men and women who filled the old Madison Square Garden that night knew, simply knew, that they were seeing and hearing something that they would never, ever forget.

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Looks like the mainstream media has found a hurricane to piss into

The mainstream media are so far up their own fundament they are actually still in denial and believe that they are still relevant to most people.

Witness the way they have carried on, especially the NZ Herald, in the past weeks over John Key’s silly fetish with hair. Trying to milk the story for all it was worth, which was frankly about the same as a soy latte moccahino at Rosies of Parnell.

The White House press corp are another case in point.

Over the last six years, a confluence of forces have eroded the foundation of the relationship between the White House and the reporters who cover it most regularly. Financial pressures have reduced the number of news organizations committed to daily coverage of the White House and to participating in its cycle of pools, briefings and trips on Air Force One. And technologies including Twitter, YouTube and livestreaming of events mean the White House can communicate directly with the public without going through the traditional media that still dominates the Brady Briefing Room.

In fact, through Twitter and its whitehouse.gov website, the White House already operates something akin to its own news agency, and the president gives much more face time to niche media outlets such as MTV, Telemundo and BuzzFeed than to the reporters who camp out in the West Wing day after day.   Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Mysterious Disappearance of JFK’s Brain

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Perhaps Labour could declare a bee crisis to help the US

Everything Labour declares is a crisis miraculously recovers. It is just as well they don’t declare their party and leadership to be in crisis then.

In the US the White house has decided they need a bee task force to save the bees. The very last thing bees need is a presidential task force, in fact that has probably doomed them.

If Labour could send David Cunliffe over though and declare a crisis the problem would be solved.

President Barack Obama has announced plans to form a “Pollinator Health Task Force” in a bid to save the dwindling population of bees.

Bee populations saw a 23 per cent decline last winter, which is blamed on the loss of genetic diversity and exposure to certain pesticides. A quarter of foods eaten by Americans – including apples, carrots and avocados – rely on pollination, and the process carried out by the honey bee adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year in the United States, the White House said.    Read more »

White House visits – Compare and Contrast

Two visits to the White house, different presidents, different Prime Ministers.

The left wing didn’t think Helen Clark was sucking up when she went:

Helen Clark and George W. Bush on 21 March 2007

Helen Clark and George W. Bush on 21 March 2007

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If Phil Robertson was President…get the ducks lined up first

What would happen if Phil Robertson was president?

Wonder know more…listen to Phil Robertson explain what would ahppen if he was President

“Bibles, Shotguns and Duck calls in the White House”

Now isn’t that a better proposition than the Internet Party.

Destroying global warming propaganda with a ruler

John Key has a Chief Science advisor…so does Barack Obama (Professors and Doctors, supposedly clever and sensible) …periodically these chumps come out with some prognostication on global warming to tell us we are catastrophically warming and we MUST do something…if they aren’t doing that then they are hosing down some inconvenient facts.

Barack Obama’s cheif warmist did that last week in this video:

Very early on they use a chart…that is…well..wonky as hell. it is an official White House video and the deceit is astonishing.  Read more »

An idea for Len

The White House has released some home brew recipes that include White House honey from their beehives. Auckland City has their on bees too, in hives at the Town Hall. Len Brown should look at doing something like this.

Not everyone can be President of the United States, but now you can drink like one.

The White House released its beer recipes Saturday, just days after a Reddit user made the request duringPresident Obama‘s “Ask Me Anything.”

The POTUS’ official residence unveiled recipes for its “Honey Ale” and “Honey Porter” in a blog post partly entitled “Ale to the Chief.”

“With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it,” writes Sam Kass, White House assistant chef and senior policy advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives.

Online demand for the recipes stemmed from a popular petition on We the People, an official government website for submitting petitions to the president. Created on Aug. 18, “Release the recipe for the Honey Ale home brewed at the White House” garnered more than 12,000 signatures.

The Honey Brown Ale is the first alcohol brewed or distilled on White House grounds, Kass writes. Previously, Thomas Jefferson made wine, and George Washington brewed beer and distilled whiskey at his Mount Vernon home in Virginia.

Inspired by home brewers from across the United States, Obama bought a home-brewing kit for the kitchen, Kass continues. After some experimentation, staff created the Honey Brown Ale, followed by the Honey Porter. They debuted a Honey Blonde this past summer. All are brewed with honey tapped from the first-ever bee hive on the South Lawn of the White House.