Our narcissist in chief

If there is one thing that we know for certain about our Dear Ruler, it is that he has a very high opinion of himself. He’s extremely keen on taking credit for things, even when he doesn’t deserve it. Case in point: the killing of Osama bin Laden. Do you remember the sound bite I’ve played on the air many time? “I directed, I made the decision, I instructed, I, I, I …” He’s a man who named his own dog after himself: BO! He coined the latest youth generation that thrust him into the White House as Gen 44, as in the 44th president. The list goes on and on.

But the latest news takes this love of self from the ridiculous to the asinine. It all started with a Tweet from The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper. He noticed that on the White House website, Barack Obama had managed to squeeze himself into the official biography of 13 presidents who served before him.

Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about.

On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.

President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare signed (sic) into law in 1965—providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obama’s historic health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”

In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule.

Okay … so this isn’t earth shattering, impeachment worthy meddling. But it is just another glimpse into the narcissistic characters of our Dear Ruler.

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‘Armed Environmental Police Officers’ Shut Down Ice Cream Stand…

Looking to hit the spot with a savory ice cream at Great Brook Farm State Park this week?

You may be out of luck.

The park’s popular ice-cream stand was unexpectedly shut down by state officials over the weekend, after the stand’s operator made building improvements at the site without getting permission first.

Mark Duffy, who has operated the dairy farm at the state-owned park for 26 years and has a lease with the state to run the stand, said armed Environmental Police officers showed up at stand on Friday evening and stood guard throughout the weekend, turning away customers craving delectable sundaes and frappes.

To make matters worse, said Duffy, the shutdown happened right before the sunny Mother’s Day weekend.

Edward Lambert, commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, said the stand was closed after it was discovered construction had been done without local or state permits. The work, which expanded the stand, included construction on a barn built in 1910 that is adjacent to the stand, he said.

Lambert said he is trying to protect the public’s health and safety while tests are conducted at the site.

“I like ice cream as much as anybody, so it pains us to even temporarily close what is an iconic property, but we have to make sure people eating ice cream there are safe,” said Lambert.

Duffy said he has made countless improvements to the farm over the years without permission.

“The reason
I’m here and the purpose of having me here is to improve the facility and operate a commercial dairy farm,” said Duffy, 57, who lives on the farm with his wife. “I make improvements every single day and have for 26 years.”

Calls to George Mansfield, the administrator of the Carlisle Planning Board, were not returned regarding local permits.

Lambert said it is not known when the stand will reopen.

There are 13 high-school and college students who work at the stand who are now without jobs, said Duffy. While there are 140 milk-producing cows at the farm, the ice cream is shipped in from Bliss Bros. Dairy, an ice-cream manufacturer and distributor in Attleboro.

Duffy offers guided barn tours at the farm from May to October. The building improvements in question were made to create an area to show an instructional video produced by the Massachusetts dairy industry, said Duffy.

The 1,000-acre park is located in Carlisle and Chelmsford. In addition to the dairy farm, there are more than 20 miles of trails available for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. During the winter, trails are open for cross-country skiing.

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Teen Atheist Goes on Rampage Against Religious Freedom

Jessica Ahlquist, the 16-year-old behind the prayer mural ban at Cranston High School West in Cranston, Rhode Island, just can’t seem to keep her name out of the news.

Months after she won her ACLU-led battle, the teenager continues to receive both attention — and threats. While she’s been quiet over the past few weeks regarding her take on atheist demands that a WWI and WWII monument in front of a Woonsocket, Rhode Island, firehouse, be removed, she’s finally speaking out.

Ahlquist, who was initially accused by some of having involvement in her state’s latest battle between atheists, believers and pro-military families, has consistently denied playing a role in the spat. But on Tuesday, she posted a message on her Twitter account that, at the least, clears up her views on the Christ-inspired memorial.

She wrote, “This should settle some of the confusion around the Woonsocket memorial controversy. I now support its removal.” Along with her message, she shared a link to a blog post purporting to republish an old article about the monument’s initial dedication in the 1920s.

Read more here.