Happier Times: President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Obama has a sense of humour

Whatever your politics might happen to be, you simply can’t deny that the man had (and still has) both class and dignity, then enacted that special magic of combining all that with a sense of humour. Well OK, some might deny it, but they tend to be the same folks who deem reality, science, and … Read more

New US citizens still being welcomed by President Obama

This is quite frankly hilarious. Last Saturday The Hill reports that the welcome letter being sent to some new US citizens is still the Obama one. Six months into the Trump regime and it has still not been updated … New United States citizens participating in naturalization ceremonies around the country have typically received letters … Read more

Obama writes article in science journal making economic case for renewables – #climate

As part of his closing act, President Obama has been outlining the dire risks associated with abandoning his policies … In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, he warned of the risks to millions of Americans of repealing the Affordable Care Act without an adequate replacement. In the Harvard Law Review, he touted his administration’s … Read more

Weird claims: “Obama Is a Muslim”

We do all know that it is perhaps part of the human condition for many wacky ideas to float about, but sometimes even that knowledge does not insulate you from being surprised when something truly bizarre pops it. Perhaps the degree of surprise is in some respects source driven. Conservapedia is a well-known bastion of absurd nonsense and … Read more

Claim: Obama imposes Islam upon House of Representatives

As part of the on-going and utterly bizarre claim that Obama is really a secret Muslim with an Islamic agenda, we have this latest gem doing the rounds (Image above and tweet below) … https://twitter.com/TPoliticmanager/status/769968574651830272 What are the facts here? The pictures (and also an associated video clip) show Imam Hamad Chebli of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey … Read more

Some rather strange responses to Obama’s new Climate Change rules

As I’m sure you are aware, Obama announced some rather sensible regulations that mandate that coal-fired power plants in the US need to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions by 30%. In fact Al Gore has chipped in and said the new rules were “the most important step taken to combat the climate crisis in our country’s history”.  Sigh! … if … Read more