Ineffectual O surrenders to Cuba

Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he would "make every effort" to block moves by President Barack Obama toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government, Reuters reports.
"The president’s decision to reward the Castro regime and begin the path toward the normalization of relations with Cuba is inexplicable," Rubio said.
The Florida Republican senator, who is Cuban-American, said he would use his role as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Western Hemisphere subcommittee in the new Congress to try to block the plan.

Senate Democrats say we tortured some people

[Spotted by  RK, our man in Vermont]


Farage scolds Europe

TG, our Alaska contributor,  shares the LC's admiration for Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament, who never leaves anyone in the slightest doubt about his views. If there is any justice in this world this superb public speaker will be British Prime Minister within a decade.

Jeb jumps in

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday that he will "actively explore" the possibility of a presidential run in 2016. Bush announced in a Facebook post that he decided to take the step after spending Thanksgiving with his family. "As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States," he wrote.

Barack Obama's Diary: Archiebishop Kurtz comes a-callin'

Dear Diary: I had to break off a pleasant morning of watching ESPN to meet with  Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He, like all Catholics, wanted to bend my ear about contraception legislation under ObamaCare. I gave him a polite 15 minutes then started staring at the door of the one-time Clinton mutual masturbatorium. "Like a tour?" I asked.  He quickly left. Then came lunch with Biden who is increasingly out of his mind, followed by a security briefing in the Situation Room. The excitement of it all can become quite overwhelming. I do believe I should take a power-nap, or watch some ESPN reruns


Cartoon: A.F. Branco

Update: Terror in the heart of Sydney

People are being held hostage  by a gunman/men in a cafe in central Sydney. Our man in Sydney, BH, has an office nearby and reports that he and many others in the vicinity would would like nothing more than for police sharpshooters to take out the bastard.At least Australia's no-nonsense Prime Minister, Tony Abbott,  is unlikely to offer Obama-style milque toast treatment for the terrorists. Aussies wouldn't react well to that.
Latest: Police have stormed the cafe after hearing a gunshot. The hostagee taker [an Iranian] and one hostage are dead. 


Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]

Barack Obama's Diary: Life's a slam dunk, folks

Dear Diary:  My, what a fuss about nothing. I mentioned casually to someone that I usually spend my mornings watching ESPN and all hell breaks loose. People want know why I'm not attending those hideously tedious presidential briefings. Duh...who cares what ISIS is up to, or Vlad Putin. Just hold all my calls, shut the hell up, give me an NBA rerun,   big-screen TV from my brothers in Ferguson, a soda and a packet of       Cheetos 


Fauxcahontas's Diiary: Me feel heap big draft

Dear Diary: How.... After heap big pow-wow, Democrat tribal elders decided today that they want to draft genuine 1/32 Cherokee squaw like me to run for President in 2016. Me, Fauxcahontas, very flattered and  certain that me will outdraw hideous pant-suited squaw Hillary Clinton at the ballot box and in raising campaign wampum.


Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards professor Charles Angeletti, who teaches at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has his students learn an anti-American spoof of the Pledge of Allegiance that denounces the U.S. as a Republican-controlled bastion of injustice, all while spewing his own far-left brand of politics, according to current and former students. [ECS]


Wrong book store?

One of our two esteemed New York contributors, ECS, is a very proper lady. She insists that this stuff finds her, not the other way around:

Barack Obama's Diary: I woo the artist known as Prince

Dear Diary: My fame is spreading. Prince William came visiting today. "Hi, Dook, How is LaKatesha?" I asked him, loudly enough for any nearby open mike to pick up. My speak-like-ordinary-black-folks- campaign seems to be showing up positively in the polls, so I am continuing it for the time being.