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The gay rallies in Washington last weekend weren’t the work of ‘fringe’ groups

They were the expression of a minority demographic group asking a president to deliver on the promises he made to us.

We're not comparing Obama to Hitler. We're not making things up or hopelessly exaggerating reasonable policies. We're not saying that gay marriage has to be legal at the federal level by Halloween.

All we're saying is that you should make demonstrable steps toward the shit you told us you were going to do. Some of that shit is easy, and some of that shit is hard. We understand this. Our advice:Start with the easy shit.   

It's not fringe when a group that the president has directly addressed asks him to enact the promises which were the reason we voted for him. Those words were the reason we supported you and, simply put, now is the time to put substance behind them. That's all we're asking.

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States of America

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Holy shit he might actually believe all that stuff he said

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… Or maybe this is what Kool Aid tastes like, I dunno. All I know is that it's really nice to see your president speaking polysyllabically without cue cards or Teleprompting.

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Sorry, can you repeat that? I’m having trouble hearing you over the roar of your awesomeness



'If Paul Krugman has a good idea, in terms of how to spend money efficiently and effectively to jump-start the economy, then we’re going to do it. If somebody has an idea for a tax cut that is better than a tax cut we’ve proposed, we will embrace it. So, you know, one of the things that I think I’m trying to communicate in this process is for everybody to get past the habit that sometimes occurs in Washington of whose idea is it, what ideological corner does it come from. Just show me. If you can show me that something is going to work, I will welcome it.' – Barack Obama, yesterday

I know I shouldn't be impressed by this shit. This is how politics is supposed to work. The government takes the best ideas from its 300 million armchair executives and implements them, to the benefit of us all. But it's been so long since we heard any messages like this from a guy behind a be-eagled podium that I'm simply amazed.

I genuinely love the idea of government bringing all the smartest, most talented and hardworking people to the yard. That's how you would design one if you were coming up with one from scratch. So far, with a few exceptions, that seems to be Obama's guiding principle.

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I’m only posting this because my parents read this blog

And they forwarded me the Obama race speech earlier this week.

Which of course begat this. As defamatory clips go, this one is a pretty good primer of where Western civilization is at right now

The Other Preacher Obama Doesn’t Want You to Hear

And this:  Is what my generation does to everything

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Say what you want about America…

… But name me one European country where a half-Kenyan dude who spent his childhood in a Muslim country would even have a chance of becoming president.

 

In Denmark, Obama would be referred to as a 'second-generation immigrant.'

 

I'm just sayin'.

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Change you can conjugate

Just like newspapers write obituaries in advance, so they’re ready for quick propping in the event of a celebritragedy, most editors have a stable of headlines ready for certain events. I used to work with an editor in Seattle who was rooting for an earthquake on the Horn of Africa, just so he could finally put ‘Shake Djibouti’ on the front page.


From 'Baracktail' to 'Probama,' this campaign season has already been a rhyming, vowely gift to headline writers around the world. I have a feeling the fun’s just starting, though, and I’ll bet dollars to dipthongs we’ll see at least a few of the following if Obama wins:


  • If Obama is pictured in winter: ‘The Obamanable Snowman’ (or, if more revelations about Obama’s youthful drug use surface, ‘The Obamanable Blowman.’)
  • If foreign leaders are initimidated by the new president: ‘Baracknophobia’
  • If Obama is pictured riding a donkey: ‘Barack That Ass Up’
  • If Obama actually does turn out to be a Muslim: ‘Say it Hussein't So’
  • If you need a one-word headline, possibly with exclamation point: Any word that ends with an 'oh' sound (watch: Throwbama, Doughbama, Crowbama, 'Mobama,  Kosovobama, Alamobama, etc. The options are Obamabundant.)
  • If Obama goes to the Middle East: ‘Barack The Kasbah’
  • If Obama sucks up to the Israel lobby: ‘Schlomobama’
  • Or, if Obama supports a Palestinian state: ‘PLObama’ (Shall we take bets on which Fox Newser will use that one first? It's a good thing 'NAMBLAbama' doesn't have the same ring to it)
  • If the First Lady steps into a policy dispute: ‘Michelle to the No’
  • If voters find themselves developing crushes on their president: ‘Hussein in The Membrane’

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