Our Geography Challenged President (Open Thread)

Is geography one of those subjects that’s getting short shrift in President Obama’s “Common Core” curriculum?  Obama himself needs a refresher course.  From Gateway Pundit:

President Obama told a New Jersey crowd … [that] the government would be there for the “folks in Monroe, Oklahoma after the devastation of last week.”

Where ever the hell Monroe, Oklahoma is.  Moore, Oklahoma was devastated by a tornado last week.

There was a time (such as any time before Jan. 20, 2009) when such goofs by a president made for wall-to-wall news coverage.  No more. Not since Obama became president.  President George W. Bush would have never gotten a pass from the mainstream media for a flub as big as this one.

Maybe the media give Obama a pass because English could be his second language, given that he spoke Indonesian and even Arabic (with a “first-rate accent“) during his formative years.

Moore might sound like Monroe to an Indonesian.  Maybe even to a Hawaiian. Or a Kenyan.

Moore.  Monroe.  What’s the diff?  Looks like a couple hundred miles.  Actually, it’s 169.43 miles as the crow (that Obama should eat) flies:

landkarte-Oklahoma - CopyThere’s Moore, right next to Oklahoma City, in the middle of the state.  Where’s Monroe?  Well, it’s itty bitty, just an unincorporated community, to the east of Poteau, over there above the Ouachita Mountains.

Should we blame a big-city guy like Obama for not knowing the geography of a red flyover state like Oklahoma?  It’s not as if he confused Point Pleasant, New Jersey, with Beach Point, Massachusetts, after all.

Ordinarily we might give him a pass, but for the fact that he was right there in Moore, just a few days ago, touring the devastation and crying, too.  He felt their pain. And yet, just a day or so later,  he “misspoke” and mistook Moore for Monroe.  Some Oklahomans were not amused: [emphasis added]

“It really makes me doubt how sincere he was when he promised how he’d be there for the state of Oklahoma,” Denise Ackland, from Oklahoma City, said. “He looked so sad and concerned. Then he turns around and gets the name wrong.” …

I was shocked that he didn’t even know the name of the town he was just in visiting,” Mandy Robinson, from Enid, said. “The least he could do was have someone write it for him that knew what was going on here. He could have written it on his hand in case he got confused.”

He gets confused a lot, it seems. In fact, he seems to know very little about most of what’s going on, especially in his own administration.  As president, he often learns what’s going on the same way that we ordinary citizens do:   From the  news (e.g., IRS targeting conservatives, Fast and Furious gun-running, Air Force One flyover of NYC, subpoenas of AP reporters’ phone records)!

To be fair, we should assume that TOTUS (teleprompter of the United States) was unavailable for the POTUS during his play date/love fest at the beach with Governor Christie.  Even so, perhaps this mistake was his speech writer’s fault.

“Yeah, that’s the ticket.”


194 responses to “Our Geography Challenged President (Open Thread)

  1. its a crying shame. these brazen commie perverts.

    they get away with murder.

    If McConnel lets him slide then we’ll know where he stands with illegal intrusion to cause harm and scorn.

    we already know they are allowing to overthrow our government in our faces and did nothing but kick the can down the road. plus the judiciary is stacked right up to the tippy top and they know it. vicious circle of complicity.

    • This is certainly on a par with Watergate. It’s an illegal act, and there’s at least circumstantial evidence that it involved the WH. Certainly it involved the Democrat party. Where’s the outrage? The guy ADMITS his crime. I hope that the grand jury is presented with copies of these two articles.

  2. If he can’t do it with the help of Congress…he’s going to the UN to get it done! I don’t think the Senate can get 2/3 majority vote to allow it to become law. The snake just keeps pushing to get his way. What is next an Executive Order as suggested and pushed by George Soros ? The Marxists and Socialists want the citizens UNARMED – that is their goal for a totalitarian government to succeed. Who were the four that voted against the UN Arms Treaty?

    Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd 2013
    Thursday, May 30, 2013 SNIP

    Washington DC – On June 3, President Barack Obama will sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT passed in the U.N. General Assembly by a vote of 153-4 on April 2.

    This treaty is ostensibly aimed at putting an end to gun trafficking across international boundaries, and both Breitbart News and the NRA have argued that it will eventually require an international gun registry in order to be enforceable.

    The ATT also provides the executive branch of our government with broad powers for controlling which guns do and don’t come into the country, and includes ambiguous language that a gun-control-friendly administration can use to its advantage.

    Even though Obama will sign this treaty, it is not enforceable in the U.S. until the Senate ratifies it by a two-thirds majority.

    For the time being, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has pushed through an amendment opposing the treaty. However, Obama’s signature will open the door for the Senate to reconsider a resolution of ratification at a future date.


    • barky is in the midst of hijacking the middle eastern,Arabian Islamists. he is obliterating them day in and day out and installing the neoIslamist known as the Muslin Brotherhood. its apparent that this is the New Rule and he wants to be in charge of this new one world government.

      the bankers are out, the neoMuslamics are in. I am sure Louis Farrakhan is bursting at the seams sitting there on his throne in Chicago.

      Anyone remember the blip in the news back in the primaries when barky was at a rally with John Edwards – iirc, it was the day he appeared to endorse barky and give him his delegates…. that barky slipped away for a closed door meeting (i think in Detroit) to meet with some big wig muslamic? when he came out from the secret meeting he told the press that is special host just had a book to give him and that was all there was to it.

      and why did they publicly beat, torture, rape and murder Qaddafi ,again?

    • Unconstitutional treaties are void even if ratified by 2/3 of the Senate. The Congress can modify by law ANY treaty.

  3. BLASPHEMY IS A CRIME PUNISHABLE BY___________________


    Killian and Moore will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media. “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian told The News Monday. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.” … Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction.

    • Does it only apply to Mussies or can the law be exercised if the Left continues to post inflammatory articles and information about Christians and Jews?

      • they are inserting blasphemy into our laws, infringing on our 1st amendment. killing two birds with one stone. speech and religion.

        its a lie that Islam is a religion. its a form of government.

        an invasion by foreigners, and the imposition is aided and abetted by our judiciary and law makers.

        its becoming more apparent every single day that Americans no longer have Federal Civil Rights, just the foreign and perverted intruders.

        this article is fair warning to Americans that you can be punished, held up in court and sentenced to jail if what you say is deemed to be a federal crime against their preferred class. they’ll be the judge.

        they are daring us to say something against our enemies. they are daring you to object to this warning.

        and just who are Killian and Moore and to whom and what are they providing input regarding this “educational effort”?

        this is unAmerican and Americans are the target. they are incorporating blasphemy in to our laws and that unto itself is unConstitutional.

        who do they think they are? lawmakers, they are not.

        • They will use the power of the government to harass you into SUBMISSION. It doesn’t matter if ultimately you may win in court. They’ll make you go all the way to the SCOTUS in order to win. They will punish you in the meantime. That’s the lesson to be learned from the IRS harassment of conservatives. From their harassment of the media, when they threaten to use government to make their lives miserable. It’s the Chicago Way. Go along; it’s far easier on you mentally, physically, and economically. Most people won’t have the resources to fight them.

    • The Taliban is IN the building Papoose influencing U.S. policy. Barry has been actively enabling the imposition of Sharia Law to replace the Constitution that anchors our very freedom.

      The Impeachable Offense (the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House)

      May 28, 2013

      The Muslim Brotherhood in the White House! White House tours apparently compromised their free run of the place! Where is the impeachable offense?

      Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

      Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser.

      Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.

      Salam al-Marayati – Obama Advisor and founder Muslim Public Affairs Council (and its current executive director.)

      Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar – Islamic Society of North America

      Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships

      Some of these terrorists go back to the first month of BHO’s first reign of terror, er … first (mis)-administration … all very bad guys.

      Let’s not forget Hillary’s significant other in the State Department – Huma Abedin and her ties to the Egyptian MB where Christians are being persecuted and murdered.

      This is where the impeachable offense comes in. The man and his minions solemnly swore to protect and defend the Constitution. He has been actively enabling the imposition of Sharia Law to replace the Constitution that anchors our freedom. With Sharia must come conversion to Islam as the religion of the United States and the world. Some already have an idea who would be the coveted Supreme Caliph.

      Accompanying him to impeachment should be every judge that has ruled for the imposition of Sharia on a local basis, for every public, military, and diplomatic official who is actively forcing this other half of the culture of death on us. This should include any official who swore on an early version of the Constitution that preceded the Bill of Rights. They have spent American blood and treasure to remove “inconvenient” Muslim dictators who tolerated Christians and Jews while while abandoning the people in the Middle East who looked to us to set them free.

      The culture of death has two halves: Islam is a theocracy embracing imposed death or slavery for infidels, and “progressivism” with its complete disdain for the sanctity of human life at all stages, even to sexuality. These too are ultimately incompatible with a predictable outcome.


      Shall we add Dalia Mogahed, Barry’s MB appointee to Dialogue and Cooperation Task Force Czar.

      Since at least 2006, Dalia Mogahed’s Gallup Center for Muslim Studies has partnered with the Cordoba Initiative of sharia-enthusiast and MB sympathizer Feisal Abdul Rauf and “a team of Sunni and Shi’a scholars from Morocco to Indonesia” to create“an Islamic legal benchmark for measuring ‘Islamicity’ of a state.” Intended for use by the public, pundits “and state officialsin both the Muslim and Western worlds,” the proposed “Islamic legal benchmark” would provide federal, state and local U.S.governments — at taxpayer expense — use of a tool clearly intended to undermine the U.S. Constitution’s establishment clause.

      In late April 2009, President Obama appointed Mogahed — who moved to the U.S. from Egypt at age5 in about 1979 — to a 5-person inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation Task Force, and to join Eboo Patel as the second Muslim on the administration’s 25-person Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Mogahed says she must advise Obama “on prejudices and problems faced by Muslims,” and believes “Islamophobia in America is very real.”
      Mogahed wants the U.S. to be more Islamic and countenance sharia law. In keeping with MB practice, she defends the violence of MB groups which, according to sharia law, can be merely defensive, never
      offensive, and therefore attack due to “legitimate grievances.”

      By definition, sharia law establishes an institutional framework of rights for Muslims, discrimination against non-Muslims, and strictly prohibits criticism of, or apostasy from Islam.

      The First Amendment, conversely, prohibits government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion,” impeding individual rights to religious freedom and choice, free speech and collective rights
      to free press, peaceable assembly or petition for government redress of grievances.

      In an Oct. 4, 2009 call-in interview with Britain’s Muslimah Dilemma TV program, Mogahed remained on the line despite the studio presence of Hizb ut Tahrir representative Nazreen Nawaz.

      A close relative to the Muslim Brotherhood, the HUT organization is banned in several countries, but not the U.S.

      It openly seeks to replace secular law (including the U.S. Constitution) with sharia law. The organization held a“ Fall of Capitalism, Rise of Islam
      ” conference in July 2009.
      According to Mogahed, Constitutional rights are equivalent to sharia values — which clearly they are not. Mogahed made many such statements, typical of Muslim Brotherhood dissimulation.

      Born in Egypt, Mogahed moved to the U.S. at age five. Both she and her family have strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Her Egyptian immigrant father, Elsayed Mogahed,heads Wisconsin’s Islamic Center of Madison(ICM), for several years prior headed by Muslim American Society (MAS) president Souheil Ghannouchi.

      ICM’s website links to numerous Muslim Brotherhood organizations listed in a 1991 internal MB memo planning the overthrow of the U.S. government from within. ICM links to organizations including the Muslim Students Association (MAS), Islamic Society of North America(ISNA), CAIR — the U.S. front of the specially designated terrorist organization, Hamas — and Qaradawi’a Islam Online website.


      Part 2: The Muslim Brotherhood At The US Department Of Homeland Security

      May 23, 2013


      Dalia Mogahed: The Islamists’ White House Pipeline

      by STEVE EMERSON April 17, 2010


  4. Two hours to get what information out of a 5 year old? Fire the principal and teacher or whoever was involved in this ridiculous intimidation of a young child. They don’t belong in the educational field.

    Interrogated Until He Wet his Pants and Suspended for 10 Days: This Is What Happened to a 5-Year-Old who Brought a Cap Gun to a School
    May 31, 2013

    A five-year-old Maryland boy was interrogated until he wet himself and suspended for 10 days after school officials caught with playing with a “cowboy-style cap gun,” the Washington Post reports, citing the child’s family and lawyer.

    School officials interrogated the boy for two whole hours until he “uncharacteristically” wet his pants, the boy’s mother said. He’s “all bugs and frogs and cowboys,” she said. “I have no problem that he had a consequence to his behavior,” said the mother, who has requested anonymity to protect the boy’s identity. “What I have a problem with is the severity,” she said, adding that the school’s handling of the situation was unacceptable.

    The family’s attorney has asked for the school to reverse its suspension decision and to expunge the boy’s record. “If the punishment stands, it would become part of the boy’s permanent school record and keep him out of classes the rest of the school year,” the WaPo notes, citing the family. “He would miss his end-of-year kindergarten program at Dowell Elementary School in Lusby.

    Yes, this is real life. [Only in Obama’s upside down world that is composed of pure idiots!]

    A “disciplinary conference” is scheduled to review the situation on Friday.

    The Washington Post details how everything went down [emphasis added]:…


    • this is blatant abuse of a child. just another attempt to see how far they can go. setting precedent, incrementally. message: they own our children and have authority over us.

    • That is so sad. These people are so insane, so rabid in their fear, so hateful in their demonization of anybody who supports the Second Amendment, that they will treat a CHILD like a criminal, subjecting him to the third degree for hours, until what? Until he confesses? These people probably screamed about GWB waterboarding terrorists, too. I hope the family sues. Either he wet his pants because they scared him or else he did so because they wouldn’t even let him go to the bathroom. What “crime” is worse here? Having a LEGAL cap gun or terrorizing a small child? BULLIES.

  5. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Pardon the interruption…..Note to L.C. because as previously discussed it’s likely she keeps tabs on this site:

    You must have found your tattered copy of The United States and Britain in prophecy. Again, without attribution. Claiming a dead man’s legacy as your own. Although the tent post is clearly out of season. Tents/tabernacles/autumn. Duh! Next, you’ll be breaking down the etiology of the words “British” and “Saxon”. Shame on you, woman! And you claim to be Godly. Shame!

  6. Dealing With National Security Leaks: Obama’s “Plumbers”
    Part One in a Two-Part Series of Columns
    John Dean
    May 31, 2013 Snip

    President Barack Obama, in his May 26, 2013 speech, has made a nice policy pivot away from the Bush/Cheney philosophy on the war against terrorists, albeit for many of his supporters it has taken an extremely long time for him to do so. Yet to the surprise of many, including yours truly, President Obama still fully embraces an only slightly modified Bush/Cheney viewpoint on dealing with leaks of national security information. And that Obama position is somewhat striking, since such thinking can be traced directly to Richard Nixon’s infamous plumbers.



  7. What is the Obama Administration up to with this nomination? But will he serve under Obama?

    Op-Ed: Obama to nominate Republican, former Bush official to head FBI
    By Ken Hanly
    May 30, 2013

    Washington – President Obama will nominate James Comey to serve as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The date when Obama will make the nomination is not known.

    Obama apparently is anxious to please Republicans, Wall Street, and the military-industrial complex. Comey was a former counsel for Bridgewater Associates, a huge hedge fund , and also a senior official in the Bush administration: “As Deputy Attorney General, Comey was the second-highest ranking official in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and ran the day-to-day operations of the Department, serving in that office from December 2003 through August 2005.”

    No doubt Democrats will play up Comey’s role in refusing to reauthorize a program for eavesdropping without warrant when he served as acting attorney general during the Bush administration.
    At present Comey teaches at Columbia Law School, but for several years he was also General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin. The law, hedge funds, and military contractors, all prime references to serve in a government that serves the military-industrial complex not to mention the fact that he is a good Republican who donated to the McCain and Romney campaigns.


  8. “Win just one for the Gipper”.

    “We’ll Spoon Feed You Socialism Until You’re Communists”
    May 31, 2013 Snip

    There was one particular item that caught my attention [at the Reagan Library] It was a statement by Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev:

    “We’ll spoon feed you socialism until you’re Communists and don’t even know it! . . . We assist your elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of Socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism. Maybe not you, but at all events the day will come when your children and your grandchildren will surely live under communism!”

    I wasn’t able to get the source for this, but it’s certainly true. Americans weren’t sold socialism; they were fed a steady diet of it in small doses. In time, they built up a tolerance for more socialism.


  9. Krauthammer: Obama Is A Fraud
    May 31, 2013

    Charles Krauthammer recently appeared on Dennis Miller’s radio show to say how he REALLY feels about Obama…


    • Ya think? I wonder if he knows that he’s also literally a fraud, not just figuratively. When Miller says that Barry “has no birthday suit,” is that an allusion to his lack of a birth certificate? I’ve heard him make similar allusions on O’Really’s show, too. I don’t think he can resist. Secret birther.

  10. YES-Obama is a fraud but he is a mk ultra planted fraud. He spent many years learning to read perfectly off a teleprompter. The words are not his own but nothing is his own since he is a slave of those who have programed him. We know of his sexual deviancies and his passions for mind soothing substances. He enjoys the fine wine, food and entertainment that is provided in living as a fraud in the Whitehouse.

    • yes, and i’ll go one further as it is clear as a bell when he starts to stutter and backtrack: someone is speaking to him and prompting him what to say.

      the speech he gave with Erdogan is a prime example. the day he had the marines pose as butlers.

  11. Pray for Oklahoma. 🙂

  12. Can you believe this? http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/shocker-former-irs-commissioners-wife-works-with-far-left-group-fighting-for-open-campaign-spending/ (I wish we’d have found this first.)

    Shocker… Former IRS Commissioner’s Wife Works for Far Left Group Fighting Open Campaign Spending

    Former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman is married to the senior program adviser for Public Campaign, a leftist organization that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics and especially money to conservative groups. Susan L. Anderson, the Senior Program Advisor for Public Campaign, has worked extensively with national organizations and Congressional offices in promoting “Clean Money Campaign Reform.” …”

    The story implies that this is his wife:

    “Susan L. Anderson
    Senior Program Advisor

    Susan L. Anderson is the Senior Program Advisor for Public Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to comprehensive campaign finance reform. Since 1997, she has worked extensively with national organizations and Congressional offices in promoting “Clean Money Campaign Reform,” a full public financing system now in effect in Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. Before coming to Public Campaign, Susan was at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she received a master’s degree in public administration. Before resuming her studies, Ms. Anderson spent more than 10 years working on democracy and governance issues in Southern Africa while affiliated with the African-American Institute in New York. As a program director at the institute, Ms. Anderson managed policy and education programs, led international election observer delegations, participated in technical assistance missions, and organized conferences in the United States and Africa.”

    So is she white or African-American? I’m guessing this might be his wife, or maybe she’s some other relative. Nepotism is the name of the game in DC:

    Beth Shulman: http://www.publicampaign.org/staff

    Beth Schulman
    Development Director …

    Beth was thrilled to join Public Campaign as Development Director in late 2012 because its mission aligns beautifully with a career dedicated to reclaiming the promise of democracy. For over three decades, she has helped develop and nurture progressive policy and media organizations. Most recently, she spent seven years leading development and finance teams at the Institute for Policy Studies. Earlier experience includes stints as Publisher at In These Times, Education Director/Co-Founder at the Independent Press Association, and Director of Development at Advancement Project. Beth holds graduate degrees in both history and adult education from Northern Illinois University and a BA in history from the University of Cincinnati. Notwithstanding a recent addiction to online scrabble, Beth devotes her free time to fellowship, food, and conversation with friends and family.”

    “ABOUT US”:
    “Public Campaign is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics. Public Campaign is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system. Together we are building a network of national and state-based efforts to create a powerful national force for federal and state campaign reform.”

    It’s a 501(c)3 (not 4). So they claim to be a REAL not-for-profit. Check out their “funders”, the first one listed, in particular:

    “Major Funding for Public Campaign is provided by the following sources

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
    Mitchell Kapor Foundation
    Common Cause Education Fund
    Richard Mazess
    Compton Foundation
    Democracy Education Fund
    Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    John Hunting
    Copen Family Fund
    Harold Simmons Foundation, Inc.
    Deborah Salkind
    Committee for Economic Development
    Columbia Foundation
    Alan Davis
    The Streisand Foundation
    Arkay Foundation
    Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Ford Foundation
    Proteus Fund
    Health Care for America Now!
    Proteus Fund”

    I wonder if “Anonymous” is the hacker group or someone who SOMEHOW is allowed to remain anonymous.

    • What’s the best people search, if anybody has a recommendation? Seems some of them have gone subscription.

      • http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=977

        “… Starting in 1994, Soros’s Open Society Institute and a few other leftist foundations began bankrolling front groups and so-called “experts” whose aim was to persuade Congress to swallow the fiction that millions of Americans were clamoring for “campaign-finance reform.” This deceptive strategy was the brainchild of Sean Treglia, a former program officer with the Pew Charitable Trusts.228 Between 1994 and 2004, some $140 million of foundation cash was used to promote campaign-finance reform. Nearly 90 percent of this amount derived from just eight foundations, one of which was the Open Society Institute, which contributed $12.6 million to the cause.229 Among the major recipients of these OSI funds were such pro-reform organizations as Common Cause ($625,000); Public Campaign ($1.3 million); Democracy 21 ($300,000); the Alliance For Better Campaigns ($650,000); the Center For Public Integrity ($1.7 million); the Center For Responsive Politics ($75,000); Public Citizen ($275,000); and the Brennan Center for Justice (more than $3.3 million).230

        The “research” which these groups produced in order to make a case on behalf of campaign-finance reform was largely bogus and contrived. …”

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