Now I'm going to spend most of the night talking about this nonsense but I'll only blog a bit on it. First, great comic by Isaiah. He perfectly captured it. And how dare Barack use his daughter as a prop. The same man who wants to scream his kids are off limits wants to turn around and use her as a prop. That's disgusting. But he's a disgusting man. I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn years from now that he had some perversion and became the first former president unable to live near a school. On top of that, to lie?
To lie that you were in the Gulf!!! The White House had their own photographer take the photo and no press was around. Barack went to a secluded beach. Problem was, that Florida beach wasn't part of the Gulf. In other words, the whole thing is a lie.
Now, bad enough to use your daughter as a prop, but to make her a party to your lie?
Again, that man is disgusting. He is just disgusting. He is filth and the sooner 2012 rolls around and he's voted out of office the better we will all be.
Related, I did listen to The Story Friday.
A number of e-mails asked why I didn't write about it?
I missed the intro and wasn't sure if Dick Gordon was back or if this was an interview from earlier in the year.
But it was a great interview.
I only heard the first one. After it was over, I wanted to think about it.
The Story airs on NPR and is an hour long, daily show (Monday through Friday) hosted by Dick Gordon. It generally splits the show up into two segments, two stories.
While he's been on vacation, there's been a lot of crap I didn't need, I don't think you needed.
Instead of sticking to the format, one guest host decided to get people talking about Jerry Garcia and he'd play taped bits of that. So he'd use 15 minutes on a sound collage. And, excuse me, if Jerry Garcia is the topic, everyone knows the subject will eventually be "I was stoned." So that guest host pretending otherwise, pretending surprise, I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.
But Dick Gordon was on Friday (it may have been a repeat) and he interviewed this great woman. I loved her. She's a Black liberal (like me!) and, unlike me, her mother is obsessed with the Obamas. (My mother was for Hillary, as was my father. No one in my family is obsessed with the Obamas.) And she's having the hardest time trying to talk about Barack in a way that you would as a functioning adult. She's a college professor and educated but when she tries to be fair -- forget harsh -- she's stopped and told that she's hurting Barack.
Excuse the f**k out of me, Barack didn't march for my rights. He's not MLK. He's nothing. He's a glory hog and a vanity mirror rolled into one. It's not my job to prop him up. Nor is Mr. Mixed the "first Black president." (Maybe one of my kids will be? Both their father and myself are Black.)
So it was interesting to hear her struggle and she'd even turned it into a comedy act.
"The Obama/2x4 Schumer Mosque Of Doom Rising" (Hillary Is 44):
It was the Jeremiah Wright “race” speech all over again. In the Obama “race” speech Obama distracted from his 20 plus years of sniveling at the knees of Jeremiah Wright. Instead of addressing why he attended the “God Damn America” preacher’s sermons Obama instead emitted a “teachable moment” about race. Aided and abetted by the JournoLister Big Media wing of his campaign, Barack Obama got away with his wrong Wright distraction.
But on Friday, Barack Obama tried to distract from the central issue – the propriety of a towering Mosque at the 9/11 Ground Zero doom site – with a “race” speech style “teachable moment” on religious freedom and tolerance. This time the organized Big Media JournoListers could not muster sufficient shiny objects with which to aid and abet Barack Obama’s attempted distraction.
Not that they did not try. JournoLister Greg Sargent twisted himself from senseless to senseless with grotesque rationalizations. Fellow JournoLister Ben Smith noted that Greg Sargent had tried “valiantly to split the baby“.
Sargent on Saturday called “Obama’s forceful speech” on Friday, a speech “which will go down as one of the finest moments of his presidency”. The sad and laughable rationale for the JournoLister’s praise was because “Obama didn’t just stand up for the legal right of the group to build the Islamic center. He voiced powerful support for their moral right to do so as well, casting it as central to American identity.” A commenter almost immediately noted that “‘”one of the finest moments of Obama’s Presidency” needed to be “clarified” less that 12 hours later.’ Sargent embarrassed himself in an extraordinary way, but misery had company.
Obama said on Friday: “As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.” Such a clear and direct statement for the Mosque of Doom elicited this shriek of joy from JournoLister Sargent: “… this couldn’t have come at a better time for Obama. His core supporters, frustrated, were badly in need of a display of presidential spine. They got one.”
Such gallantry! Such spine!I don't need any 'lessons' from Barack Obama. My children don't either. I was raised by two parents (puts me way ahead of Barack) with values (ibid) and love. I don't need to hear what some piss-ant little ass who wished his deadbeat Daddy had stayed around and couldn't stop fighting with his step-father (in catty, girly ways, no less) has to say.
I don't believe Barack was elected to be a 'teacher.' I believe he was elected to offer some leadership. I understand that's hard -- especially when he's on yet another vacation.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):