22 thoughts on “Johnny Depp-Gate?

  1. bagni January 9, 2012 / 1:55 pm

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  2. Jack in Chicago January 9, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    Yeah, I saw pictures from that party two years ago. A simple Google search will show you Depp with the Obamas that day. It was a combination promo-for-the-movie/treat for the kids. No secret. No cover-up.

    No story.

    • tiredoflibbs January 9, 2012 / 10:02 pm

      Yes, jackie – chitown obama drone.

      It is only a story if a Republican President did such a thing.

      I remember libs whining and complaining when Nancy Reagan bought new china for White House State dinners (after she raised the money through donations) during the same harsh economic times.

      If this was a movie promo, it wasn’t really hyped up for reasons of its poor taste politically.

      But of course with you liberals there are two sets of rules that apply – rules for Republicans (how dare they do this when the average american is out of work) and one for Democrats (it’s no big deal and no story).

      Try again drone.

  3. bardolf January 9, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    Johnny Depp- Gate?

    Obama signs the NDAA into law, allowing the army to be a domestic police force and Matt decides what is important is to compare a Halloween party 2 years ago for Sasha and Malia to a break-in of the Watergate hotel by GOP operatives which lead to the resignation of Nixon?

  4. bagni January 9, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    hey matt
    i saw these pictures two years ago and really didn’t care
    for some reason the media thinks it’s a big deal now
    when they should be focusing on mitt and his future running mates
    chris christie and/or nikki halley
    and either of those should make your friend amazona happier about the mitt’ster

  5. Green Mountain Boy January 9, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Nothing to see here folks. Just king putt and queen mooch “sharing thier sacrifice” Imagine how many homeless people could be housed or how many hungry people could have been fed with the money thier excellencies spent on this party.

    • Amazona January 9, 2012 / 3:22 pm

      And to think, the Left and the Complicit Agenda Media (sorry for the redundancy) are putting together an attack on Romney focusing on their claim he is an “elitist”.

      I guess “irony” is not in that ever-flexible Leftist Dictionary where definitions change to meet current agendas, where “PROgressive” now defines the most REgressive political model known, where “Liberal” means narrow-minded, bigoted and intolerant of any dissenting opinion.

    • Sunny January 10, 2012 / 2:08 pm

      GMB – please learn how to spell “their”. Real easy. Means it belongs to whomever you are talking about. T H E I R

      • Amazona January 10, 2012 / 3:44 pm

        Yeah, GMB…you need to start working on that after the “law-yah” Velma finally figures out how to spell ‘indict”. Clue: It isn’t “indite”.

        Velma was born in Kansas, according to her own account, while you repeatedly state that English is not your first language. Yet she is ignorant of the spelling of words which are an integral part of her claimed profession, and one of your problems is with homonyms, which sound alike but are spelled differently, and are therefore confusing. In this case, Velma is carping about a simple typo.

        (There IS no such word as “indite” so confusion can’t excuse Vel. Her problem is one of simple stupidity.)

        Also, too funny to see a lecture on grammar ending in a preposition. Her sad silly little effort to FINALLY sound smarter than someone—anyone, anyone at all—resulted in a dog’s dinner of tortured syntax and a major grammatical error.

      • Amazona January 10, 2012 / 3:46 pm

        Velma’s little rant reminded me of another pompous posturer who once declaimed that “a preposition is something you should never end a sentence with”.

      • Green Mountain Boy January 10, 2012 / 5:14 pm

        Wow Sunny, turning into a grammer and spelling Nazi are we? As I have said many times before english is my second language and problems with context and different spelling combinations sometimes arise. My fault for not being perfect.

        And as one who has probably treated you with the most respect on this blog I think it is an undeserved attack on me.

        I could be rude, I could be crude, but it’s nice to know that the game is on.

        Bye Sunny.

  6. Cluster January 9, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Well if Jack in Chicago and bagni don’t think it’s a big deal, then why should anyone else? After all, during that time, Obama was calling for “shared sacrifice” to get through these difficult times, and it’s obvious that the Obama’s lead the charge on that “shared sacrifice”. Imagine the party they would have thrown had good economic times been the situation.

    • Count d'Haricots January 9, 2012 / 5:24 pm

      Was this before or after her extravegant vacation in Spain or the one in Africa? Or was it the shopping trip to London or Martha’s Vinyard or Hawaii that was all “a treat for the children“?

      Which part of the est. $10,000,000 vacation treat was for the children?

      • Amazona January 9, 2012 / 5:46 pm

        I’m not exactly clear about the benefit to poor inner-city children to be taken to a lavish and over-the-top extravaganza, greeted by a Mad Hatter Johnny Depp (which would give ME the heebie-jeebies) see a few daughters of the ruling elite in expensive costumes, and then be dumped back in the hood.

        (Unless this is part of a long-range Class Warfare tactic, setting up lifelong resentment of the rich…)

        You know what WOULD have been “for the children”? Not cutting off the scholarship program for inner city children which allowed poor kids equal access to top-notch private school education. (A program which mostly benefited young black children BTW.)

      • dbschmidt January 9, 2012 / 6:48 pm

        Sorry Ama, the inter-city children never got to Wonderland. but I do find it amazing that Bagni and Jack are privy to information that was withheld from the complacent press among others.

        “A White House “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball…proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times…reveals how any official announcement of the glittering affair — coming at a time when Tea Party activists and voters furious over the lagging economy, 10-percent unemployment rate, bank bailouts and Obama’s health-care plan were staging protests — quickly vanished down the rabbit hole.

        However, the White House made certain that more humble Halloween festivities earlier that day — for thousands of Washington-area schoolkids — were well reported by the press corps.

        Then the Obamas went inside, where an invitation-only affair for children of military personnel and White House administrators unfolded in the East Room.”

        Read more from the bastion of right wing news: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/in_blunderland_hKpNQkHfvpEWe4F51kI4dP#ixzz1j0IP7FpI

      • Count d'Haricots January 9, 2012 / 7:09 pm

        Obviously you don’t understand Progressive-think db.

        1) By entertaining themselves in lavish (almost surreal) style the Obamas (and liberals in general) experience conspicuous consumption without having to have earned it.

        2) This gives hope to millions of underachievers, layabouts, freeloaders and slackers (that is liberals in general) that they too can experience conspicuous consumption without having to earn it.

        3) Free from the responsibility to earn what they consume, these less-than successful government dependents (you guessed it; liberals) spend extravagantly on themselves and their many government dependent children on lavish parties, vacations to places you and I can’t afford, Plasma Big-screen TVs, Smart-phones, spinners on their Escalades, Air Jordan Shoes and Gourmet Louisiana-style deep fried cooking. Rent, medical bills, education, basic necessities and sustenance is government funded gratis.

        4) And the kids are just as happy as if they had sense.

      • Amazona January 9, 2012 / 7:41 pm

        Ohhh…White House ADMINISTRATORS !!!!

        Now I see.

        In other words, a nod to the military and a rave for the ruling elite.

      • neocon1 January 10, 2012 / 5:16 pm

        takers and looters love the first grifters

  7. Green Mountain Boy January 9, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    See here now. The scholarship program might have ended up with some of the students not following a strict party line. They could not take the chance that that one of those kids might out to be another Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, or God forbid another Alfonzo Rachel.

    Anyone that thinks for for themself is not welcome in the donkrat party.

    • Amazona January 10, 2012 / 4:44 pm

      I just ordered an audio book based on the following description.

      On April 4, 1968, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., shocked the nation. Later that month, the Reverend John Brooks, a professor of theology at the College of the Holy Cross who shared Dr. King’s dream of an integrated society, drove up and down the East Coast searching for African American high school students to recruit to the school, young men he felt had the potential to succeed if given an opportunity. Among the twenty students he had a hand in recruiting that year were Clarence Thomas, the future Supreme Court justice; Edward P. Jones, who would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature; and Theodore Wells, who would become one of the nation’s most successful defense attorneys. Many of the others went on to become stars in their fields as well.

      In Fraternity, Diane Brady follows five of the men through their college years. Not only did the future president of Holy Cross convince the young men to attend the school, he also obtained full scholarships to support them, and then mentored, defended, coached, and befriended them through an often challenging four years of college, pushing them to reach for goals that would sustain them as adults.

      Would these young men have become the leaders they are today without Father Brooks’s involvement? Fraternity is a triumphant testament to the power of education and mentorship, and a compelling argument for the difference one person can make in the lives of others.

      I’ll let you know what I think of the book, but the turn of the commentary to scholarships for young black students reminded me of it. Reverend Brooks seemed to understand the difference between the lowered expectations and soft racial bigotry of Affirmative Action and the reality that success depends on both equal access to education and the support that many multi-generational poor do not have.

      • neocon1 January 10, 2012 / 5:17 pm

        MLK was a plagiarist.

        so much for his greatness.

      • Amazona January 15, 2012 / 11:06 am

        MLK was a serial adulterer, yet is revered for being a great leader.

        How can that be?

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