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Obama Denied

February 8, 2013 by  

Appeals Court overrules Obama. Remember a year ago, when President Barack Obama claimed he was making “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (except the Senate wasn’t really in recess)? On Jan. 25, a three-judge panel of the U.S. court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the appointments were an illegal abuse of executive power. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided not to get involved in the dispute. That means all of the pro-union orders the NLRB issued last year could be thrown out. Stay tuned; this could get interesting.

Some really super ads. There were a couple of commercials that really resonated with viewers during last Sunday’s Super Bowl. Budweiser was back with another winning Clydesdale story. This one had more schmaltz than a Hallmark commercial, with even some male viewers choking back a tear or two. No comment about the dialogue, because not a word was said during the entire spot. That wasn’t the case with my second favorite, Chrysler’s powerful tribute to America’s farmers. The prose poem by Paul Harvey was deeply moving. I wonder how many younger viewers had no idea who they were hearing.

Just how low were those skeet? In a recent interview, President Barack Obama said, “(U)p at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.” Really? In an effort to support the President’s claim, the White House released a photograph of him holding a shotgun that had just been fired. The gun is pointed straight ahead, however, not up in the air, as would normally be the case. This led some critics to suggest that the picture was a PR shot, not a skeet shoot. That, in turn, caused some supporters to denounce “Republican conspiracy nuts” who would make such an accusation.

No legislation needed. When asked about legislation to implement President Barack Obama’s climate-change proposals, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) had this to say: “A lot of you press me … on: ‘Where is the bill on climate change? Where is the bill?’ There doesn’t have to be a bill. There will be many approaches, but I’m telling you right now, EPA has the authority in the transportation sector, in the electricity sector, and the industrial sector under the Clean Air Act” to do everything that legislation could accomplish. Nice job of abdicating your authority, Senator.

–Chip Wood



Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • Warrior

    I gotta say, the “skeet shooting” photo is going to be a “classic”. I really think the “servants” put up a photo of “rush” on a stand.

    • John Woodbury

      I am glad I am not the only one who noted the parallel position of the shotgun. My biggest question is where is the recoil? Even if it is a 16 or 20 gauge, maybe even a 410, he should be showing some effects of recoil. For our looney liberals, recoil is not overcome by being strong, weight is the best defense. A 250 pound couch potato maybe could not have any recoil from a 410 or 20, be even he would be showing some displacement if it was a 12 or 16.

  • Robert L. Rice

    HEY OREO,what is your old ladies recipe,for cooking all those SKEETS youve been shooting?? ,in the interest of conservation,PLEASE REMEMBER,DONT SHOOT MORE SKEETS THAN YOU CAN EAT…

  • Gary L

    NLRB. What a fricking JOKE!

  • Africa Spike

    It’s the very first thing I noticed when I saw the photo. If they’re trying to make us believe that he is shooting skeet, they’re a bunch of clueless idiots – or they see us as a bunch of clueless idiots. For all of you ‘kill the 2nd’ supporters, the clay pigeon is usually hit at or around the top of the trajectory. Gun parallel to ground is a miss – duhhh!

    Now, Mr. Obama is not shooting skeet in that picture. If he does shoot skeet, why didn’t they just wait until he went shooting and take the picture then? The only reasonable answer I get is: They wanted the picture right now, because its purpose is to get his supporters thinking: “Gee, look at that! He’s a gun owner and he’s willing to pass gun control laws! What’s wrong with those a**hole gun owners who don’t support him?

    So, America, just keep on watching “Idol” and Oprah, etc., etc. those are the real ‘opiates of the people’, to use a favored phrase of the Marxist bunch. Do that and you won’t notice your rights being sucked out from under you.

    Hello, Idiocracy.

  • Melissa Martin

    I have a comment/suggestion on theprevention of school shootings. Its quite simple, many doors can be made to open only one way at certain times. Set doors to only allow people to exit during school hours. If parents or others need in during that time, a simple innercom system would work fine. I think people believe only extreme solutions are effective when in reality, most solutions are simple

    • Motov

      I don’t think that will prevent a student from committing that crime, most school shootings were done by students.

  • Gary Frazier



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