Archive for ‘barack’

July 30, 2009

Afterbirther

by Smitty

This is not a post, directly, about events that may or may not have occurred in Hawaii some decades past. Keep in mind that you have the POTUS sworn in by the Chief Justice, and a unanimous resolution in the House supporting him. That makes three branches of the federal government telling you that’s just the way it is.

The left-handed amusement I’m feeling is that, for all a sizable chunk of people are exercised about this point, no one is raising the same level of concern about the Social Security Act that they are about health care and the birther stuff.

While it’s 74 years long in the tooth next month, its blatant 10th Amendment violation stands as the hugest, longest lasting political WTF in contemporary US history. This is the best example I can think of conforming to the ancient observation:

Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.–Matt 23:24

(For you non Bible-geeks: they would pour wine through a mesh into the cup, just in case it carried any divers.)

July 28, 2009

Down at the Corner of Hate Crime and Blasphemy

by Smitty (No Quarter)

Greg Morton reprises his Obama Man outing by getting on the Niel Diamond steamroller and flattening the good POTUS.

I think I’ll schedule a meeting with myself next week to feel bad about this. 10 minutes should suffice. Until then, bwahahahahaha.

June 5, 2009

No Sheeples Here scores!

by Smitty

Do check out this link. The photoshop goddess at NSH scores again with the POTUS in a keffiyah, juxtaposed with the Sphinx.
It’s “I’m the man, the ass” meets Ozymandias. It’s “I won” meets

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

June 5, 2009

Things beyond my ken

by Smitty

  How does the imagining left, especially the feminists, force western manhood to wear a hairshirt, while maintaining relative silence over what goes on in Muslim countries? Is it a “simple” case of displacement?
  Larry Johnson is unforgiving on the point: Yo Bitches, Wear that Hijab.
  Larry is less than fair. For that kind of a blog-drubbing, he owes the POTUS an alternative text on the topic. Getting the issue raised at all is something of a win. I liked the allusion to the list of countries that have elected female leaders. Nice oblique slap at the rest who’ve either had the same clowns in power for decades, or don’t even bother with them thar newfangled “ee-leck-shun” thingies. I doubt there is much cure for such cultures, other than a couple hundred years.
  As a thought experiment, would we gain anything if we could give the feminists to these “retro” dudes for some “western male appreciation training”?

June 4, 2009

Don’t worry, Fausta

by Smitty

After reviewing the POTUS’s Egypt speech, Fausta was concerned about one missing point that I’d like to clear up:

Details on closing Gitmo “by early next year.” Surely Pres. Obama realizes that it’s not enough to say “I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.” Where will those terrorists be sent? What will be the international reaction?

Gitmo will close on 01Jan10. Simultaneously, hope and change will birth a new facility, omtiG. This will underscore BHO’s intent to do the opposite of his predecessor in foreign policy.

May 23, 2009

Dr. Sanity: How do you feel about the POTUS?

by Smitty

It’s simply not clear, amidst all the spin and ambiguity:

  Understand that I listen to people for a living. I hear various degrees of honesty, sincerity, and real emotional pain being expressed on a regular basis. I also hear some of the most self-serving, dishonest and completely irresponsible utterings that it is possible to imagine. Yet, in my professional career, I have to freely admit that I have heard nothing like the deceitful and self-aggrandizing utterings of Barack Obama, which seem to get more and more pathological with every speech he gives. His most recent scam, in the National Archives in front of a fake copy of the U.S. Constitution just about takes the cake. This is not irony, so much as it is the grandiosity of tyranny.
  Bill Clinton–who I actually liked for the most part; even his amusing narcissism, which seems so childishly innocent in retrospect–was completely harmless compared to the sociopathic statist that is our current POTUS.

May 21, 2009

Track-A-‘Crat Missed the Obvious

by Smitty


What other conclusion can there be to 22 cover appearances in two years?

May 21, 2009

Thankfully, the hate crime isn’t racist

by Smitty (great bit hat tip: Fausta)


The questioning of the Holy Narrative, is, of course, a reprehensible hate crime.
Since the singer is black, it is only racist if you are of European extraction and smile at any of the lines. So take this one as a serious, contemplative meditation, folks. At least it’s safe for work, unlike The S & M Man.

May 12, 2009

‘They said they were Democrats first’

by Smitty (hat tip: TOTUS blog)

ABC contributor George Will suggested former Sen. John Edwards was irresponsible to campaign for the Democratic Party nomination.
“Think about what a tragedy it would have been if he had won?” Will said.

Tragedy? Greek? The Book of Job? The current economy?

Several of [Edward’s staffers] had gotten together and devised a “doomsday” strategy of sorts.
Basically, if it looked like Edwards was going to win the Democratic Party nomination, they were going to sabotage his campaign, several former Edwards’ staffers have told me.
They said they were Democrats first, and if it looked like Edwards was going to become the nominee, they were going to bring down the campaign.

Look, if we’re going to continue slouching The Road to Serfdom, then what difference does it make which stuffed shirt gets the credit/blame? Oh, right: non-worshippers of the POTUS are racist. OK, modulo the nebulous DNA difference, again: what’s the difference?

‘Democrats first’ is as good as ‘Republicans first’. How about ‘Constitution first’, ye losers?

May 7, 2009

No, Obama is not Spock

by Smitty

Jeff Greenwald at Salon says Obama is Spock: It’s quite logical.
He’s been FDR…Abraham Lincoln…and now Spock. I suppose the point is to advertise the new Trek flick. However, one is left to question why the POTUS can’t just be Barak Obama. Writer of best-sellers, fundraiser extraordinaire, campaign wizard, [pejoratives go here]. Do we really have to endure Obama Clock more attempts do define the guy in terms of someone else?
Looking at the IMDB top 250, we may see:

  • Obama is Don Vito Corleone “I’d like to make you a bailout offer you can’t refuse.”
  • Obama is Jules Winnfield (his wallet is the one that says [NSFW]Bad Mike Foxtrot)
  • Obama is Rick Blaine “Here’s making vaguely obscene gestures at you, kid.”
  • Obama is Han Solo (replete with pastry-head Michelle)
  • Obama is Indiana Jones (crack that whip!)
  • Obama is President Merkin Muffley “General Turgidson, I find this very difficult to understand. I was under the impression that I was the only one in authority to order the use of nuclear weapons.”
  • Obama is Charles Foster Kane “Arugula…”
  • Obama is Arthur, King of the Britons (Joe Biden with the coconuts)

…and so forth. Basically any non-military (anti)hero. Discuss your suggestions.