Obama the Impaler

Several centuries ago, Vlad III, the king of Romania, was so notorious for his cruelty that he singlehandedly put his birthplace, Transylvania, on the map and was nicknamed the Impaler for his preferred means of torture and execution. Years later, he served as the model for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, thus providing everyone from Bela Lugosi to George Hamilton with a handsome livelihood.

In his own way, Barack Obama reminds me of Vlad. For one thing, he is merciless when it comes to his enemies. And he regards anyone who is not a friend, aka a contributor to his war chest, as an enemy. In his latest crackdown on freedom-loving Americans, he pushed through a piece of legislation known as HR 347, which makes it a felony to stage a protest against Obama in any venue where the Secret Service is present. As it only applies to American citizens, I believe that the defrauded hookers would have been free to show up outside the Colombian hotel, carrying placards reading “Secret Service Agents Unfair to Working Girls.”

The reason that HR 347 is so important to Obama is because it’s so important to his campaign that he deliver the subliminal message that he’s unbeatable. He knows that people like to back a winner and so long as he can successfully limit his public appearances to events at which he addresses college students, union members and blacks, he’s convinced that voters will ignore unemployment rates, a soaring deficit and gas prices. And here, I thought I was cynical!

On the other hand, you can’t really blame the guy. I mean, if he didn’t carefully limit his venues and banish his critics, can you imagine the catcalls that would greet him? It would be even worse than the stuff that Alex Rodriguez hears when he’s in the batter’s box at Boston’s Fenway Park.

David Axelrod, who unfortunately looks and sounds like Central Casting’s idea of a political fixer went on Chris Wallace’s Sunday show recently and had the gall to pooh-pooh the notion that, after lambasting rich people for not paying their fair share, Obama, who paid a mere 20% of his income to the IRS, should have considered paying something extra.

It makes you wonder if anyone in this administration ever considered that an obvious alternative to constantly lecturing the rest of us is to lead by example. I mean, I would consider anyone an idiot who, of his own volition sent more money than legally required to the buffoons in Washington, but I would certainly think about doing so if I had just spent six months bugging other rich people to pay more. Better an idiot, I say, than a hypocrite. Of course in Obama’s case, it’s never a case of either/or.

Speaking of income taxes, where do the 50% of Americans who pay nothing in income taxes — some of whom actually collect a “refund” — get off whining about other people not paying their fair share? Only in Obama’s America would anyone even suggest that people who are lucky enough to call the United States home shouldn’t pay even a plugged nickel for that unique privilege.

For sheer gall, though, it’s hard to beat our own Impaler-in-Chief. For instance, Obama, who reminded all of us that Trayvon Martin looked just like the son he never had, uttered nary a word about the more recent event that took place in Midway, Florida, where two black teenagers, who also happened to resemble Obama, dragged a 50-year-old white man from his automobile and bashed his head in with a hammer. Midway, it so happens is just six miles down the road from the now world-famous Sanford, Florida, so even Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton probably wouldn’t have gotten lost if they’d decided to take their traveling circus over there and demand that justice be meted out.

That leads me to wonder why Michelle Obama, who seems to care so much about what kids, generally white kids, are eating, seems to have such a cavalier attitude towards young blacks raping, robbing and killing; generally other black people, as it so happens.

Perhaps it’s just me, but wouldn’t you think that our first black First Lady would be far more concerned with the fact that the areas, aside from basketball and obscene rapping, in which black Americans excel, are illiteracy, unwed mothers and violent crime, and perhaps a little bit less concerned with counting calories?

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  • Royalsfan67

    Burt my question is, if the bill is HR347 it means it originated in the house. What in the world is our republican controlled house doing passing something like this. What else is in the bill that allowed conservatives to vote for it?

  • BurtPrelutsky

    cma, Stan and Lonesome Dove: Wil is like a child who repeats “I know you are, but what am I?” ad nauseum, while covering his ears.  Like all brats, he should be ignored in the hope he’ll stop annoying the grown-ups.


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

      Burt, The articles you write is ca-ca.  I’m just calling  out and you cannot stand it! Comparing Obama to Vlad the Impaler, is a childish rant. Grow up!

      • 1LonesomeDove1

        And calling Bush a Nazi and baby killer is also a childish rant, but who expects you guys to be anything but the hypocrites you are?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

          I didn’t think it was possible, but you’re even more stupid than I thought.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            On the contrary, I think it IS possible with you, and I look forward to seeing the evidence of it which I have no doubt will surface at any moment.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    The new law HR 347 passed the House with a vote of 399-3 And,
    in the Senate by unanimous consent. But, only  Barack
    Obama reminds you  of Vlad the Impaler! Most all of your Republican thinks
    a good idea! It seems you not only hate our black president, but you also, hate
    his black wife too. How sad!      

    • cmacrider

      Wil:  You always provide concrete proof that the Left is neither intellectually astute or even vaguely rational.  Yup … Burt, being of Jewish origins would just naturally be racist.  After all the Jewish people have never been at the sharp end of the stick when it comes to discrimination … have they!!!!!!

      As a Canadian, even I am aware that the Democrats were the southern racists.  Maybe you should read a little history on Gov. Wallace (your Democratic Presidential candidate)… or Senator Bird … or the Dixiecrats.

      You lefties, with your race card remind me of a reformed alcoholic.  They have to attend their AA meetings on a constant basis and there is nothing more intolerant of drink than a reformed alcoholic.  In like manner, every time you encounter some free speech which doesn’t fit within your little liberal parameters …. you can’t think of a rational rebuttal so you start playing the race card to cover your guilt for the Democrats past indiscretions.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

        The majority of racists are conservatives. That is a fact, regardless how they label themselves, Democrat, conservative or Independent, it doesn’t matter! Did you know the slave owners were all conservatives. As for your post, it’s utter nonsense! 

        • StanW

          That is a lie. It was LIBERAL Democrats that championed slavery, Jim Crow Laws, the KKK, and the filibuster of the 1964 CRA.

          You have been slapped down over these lies before Wil.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            Stan & Dovey, Wrong again. Just where do you two get your information from? 

          • StanW

            We get our information from HISTORY Wil, stop listening to the echo-chambers of your mind and learn something!

          • 1LonesomeDove1

             Is it too much to ask you to prove your lies just for once? I guess it is.

            Here’s an example should you one day choose to do so.



            Proof of what I told you.  Now…..you try it for once.

        • 1LonesomeDove1

          Those racists are alive and well today, and they support your OWS crowd, not us.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            Stan & Dovey, together again, what a sweet couple.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Wil and his brain…apart forever, what a sad couple

        • DanB_Tiffin

          Gosh, Wil, don’t you remember your posted conversation of last year with Kevin Jackson?

          ‘Shared’ Sacrifice Means the Poor Give Up Their Share Too  by  Kevin Jackson 07/24/2011 on Human Events.

          After some typical liberal postings/arguments from Wil, we had:
          Post by Wil in reply to Kevin Jackson
          Kevin, Everything you spew are right-wing talking points. Oh, and all 15 of my family members are white and that is something you will never be. Deal with it!

          Reply from Kevin Jackson to Wil
          See Wil, it’s just like you to think that I want to be white. You know in your heart you think white = better. Admit it, you’re a racist pedophile, who wants to kill black “chirrens.” Deal with it! LMBO!

          So, Wil, whatever evil you may accuse other people of, you are a proven racist. It is right there in black and white in your own words for anyone to see.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            Not really, I just cannot stand black conservatives!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            Why not list all the posts. Remember, I was having a verbal fist-fight with Kevin Jackson.


          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Verbal fist-fight….you?


            More like a cyber hand-bag slap.

          • DanB_Tiffin

            There you have it folks, if Wil’s feelings are hurt by a black person, then Wil is allowed to let the racist within come forth and claim superiority over that black person by virtue of Wil’s lilly white skin.

            As Wil has told us, all of his family members are W.H.I.T.E! and black people should “Deal with it!”

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            No, Just Kevin Williams! Hey Danny, How about posting some of Williams harsh posts back to me. Hmmm

          • DanB_Tiffin

            There is no context under which your documented words to Kevin Jackson are anything other than overt racism.

            You have been exposed.

            Anyone who wants to can go to the original article, racist! Post it yourself, coward!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            You,  remind me of the old saw from GB Shaw: Never wrestle with Pigs. You end up filthy, and besides they enjoy it.

  • BurtPrelutsky

    cma: An excellent observation.  It would seem that Harry Reid, who has refused to allow a federal budget to be enacted for the past three years, is equally guilty of impeding the orderly conduct of Government business.

    • cmacrider

      Burt:  I think were on to something here.  Maybe someone should contact the “Sargent at Arms” [I don’t know the American equivalent term] and threaten him with a mandamus order if he does not fully enforce HR347.  I’m sure a thorough House & Senate cleaning would get overwhelming approval from the American public. 

      • GlenFS

        Not to worry, cm…. we’ll get to the cleanup in November!

    • cmacrider

      Burt:  I think we are on to something here.  Someone should threaten the “Sargent at Arms”  [I do not know the American equivalent] with a mandamus order if he does not fully enforce HR347.  I think a good house cleaning would get overwhelming approval from the American public 

  • cmacrider

    As I read HR347 it states in part “Anyone who ……. ‘‘(2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such 
    proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so 
    that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly 
    conduct of Government business or official functions;” …..is guilty of an offence.

    Sooooo … my question to you is this”  On a fair reading of the above section …. how does Obama get to occupy the WH … or …. attend the house to give his State of the Union Addresss?   It seems to me his entire presidency has been “with the intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Govenment business.”  

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Worldbuilder: For one thing, “grounds” is a pretty vague term.  For another, this administration has done everything in its power to encourage the Wall Street hooligans, who have done everything in their power to interfere with businesses and intrude on people’s right to move freely.  I think it’s time that Obama got a taste of his own medicine.

    Bruce A: You’re right.  All you have to do is see how Ann Coulter, David Horowitz and Israeli diplomats, are treated when they try to give a speech on a college campus to see how devoted liberals are to free speech.

    Michael: I think that by Election Day, a lot of people are going to compare Obama to Romney, ask themselves which of these guys better represents them and their vision of America, and Obama will be on his way back to the cesspool of Chicago.

    GlenFS: Like you, I see a very desperate Obama.  I do think it’s high time that lame duck sessions were eliminated.  There’s no reason on earth why there should be a two-and-a-half-month lag time between the election and the inauguration.


    • GlenFS

      I think it possible his “lame duck session” could begin in September when he may finds himself so far behind that he begins to implement things he would not if he thought he had a chance of winning.  I don’t know if this makes me an optimist of pessimist?

  • GlenFS

    Burt, thanks for pointing out that Obama has demonstrated that hypocracy and stupidity are not mutually exclusive.  Too funny!

    He may be able to keep protesters away, but I don’t think it will help.  I’m seeing the signs of desperation in his campaigning.  Maybe the wheels haven’t come off yet, but the lug nuts are flying all over the place.

    I’m more concerned about the damage he can do as a virtual lame duck (having given up) using executive power, than his chances of winning a second term.

  • Michael

    I think you may be onto something deeper than you mention.  Vlad did a lot his impaling – primarily of Turks and allies of the Turks – as a form of payback.  Remember, Vlad and his brother Radu were hostages of the Turks for years, and supposedly one or both of them were sexually abused (imagine that) while in captivity.  I think Obama sees himself as one giving “payback” to all the past enemies, real or perceived, of “his people.” 

    I’m convinced there is some major psychological trauma, not the fault of America or of the American people (except for Obama’s own family and “mentors”), that drives Obama.  Now we’re all paying for it. 

    That’s one reason I’ve become more and more happy with Romney.  I think there’s something to be said for the predictability, common sense, and sanity of a guy who actually grew up surrounded by people with healthy attitudes about hard work, honesty, integrity, and America.

  • Bruce A.

    In regard to HR 347.  Free speech only applies to the rights of  liberals.  Others views do not count. 

  • Worldbuilder

    Mr. Prelutsky,
    I don’t know if HR347 is such a big deal.  Page 1 says basically you  cannot enter or impede entrance to a government building in order to disrupt government business Page, where it talks about secret service protection, is only defining the term ‘restricted buildings or grounds’. In spite of the fact that I can’t stand Obama, I think preventing protesters from entering a building where the President is located is a decent security precaution.

    You can hold a protest without impeding or disrupting an event. I think this is aimed at “Occupy” like protests.