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The President of The United States of America was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace today.
“By awarding you its most prestigious prize, the Committee is rewarding your determined commitment to human rights, justice and spreading peace across the world, in accordance with the will of its founder Alfred Nobel. It also does justice to your vision of tolerance and dialogue between States, cultures and civilizations. Finally, it sets the seal on America’s return to the heart of all the world’s peoples.” -Nicolas Sarkozy
Obama himself admitted to not being certain he deserved the honor and saw it as less of a tribute than a call to action. I can’t help but admire his lack of pretentiousness. He is serious and sincere and if they would just let him do what we elected him to do. What he came to do. It is so painful to watch, overt cockblocking every time he puts a foot forward. Nasty, senseless, painfully obvious obstruction for the sake thereof instead of reason or logic or common fucking sense.
It is clear to me that the Nobel committee intended to send the message that it liked the talk, but eagerly anticipated and encouraged the walk. I’m confident that about sums it up. There is no mystery here. They realize the potential power for good America holds in her fists and understand that we now have a leader of the caliber, intellect and compassion to loosen those fists into hands for helping and shaping and lifting.
Seems as though we’re always at a crossroads, a critical juncture. This President presides over the most persistently precarious positions and potential shifts of paradigm of any President in my lifetime at least. The ill conceived placement of a single toe, and we stare nuclear holocaust, collapse of the world economy, famine and pestilence in a face so proximate, it’s collective exhale will wither the young, the infirm and most of the worlds crops.
Understand we flirt with disaster by the hour.
Most Hostess and Armour products will endure. I think I’ll bury some to be safe. Oh, and some Ramen. There’s always a silver lining. Something to snack on while we rot will mitigate the circumstances somewhat. I’m hoping for blankets and comics until we liquify or sublimate to gaseousness.
Our man literally has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He bears it, along with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, with grace, dignity and humility. What’s in play here is not just mutually assured destruction, but racism and bigotry and people with rotting teeth because they don’t eat their vegetables or brush their teeth or read the goddamn paper.
I am proud. I am firmly of the belief that what stands between Obama, the American people and true, legitimate meaningful progress towards peace, justice and equity, is fear, ignorance, racism and stupidity so bold and heedless as to be unable to define itself, it’s reasons or it’s intentions. These people are fucking nuts.
Our President received the Nobel Prize for Peace today. The world roots for us and him. After the eight years long nightmare we visited on the world by either endorsing or acquiescing to the Dick-in-Bush antipathy and odium for the rest of the globe, the civilized nations are looking to us and hoping, praying, that we will turn the destructive behemoth around.
That’s what this means. This is what they’re asking us to do. It’s why they did it. Don’t be stupid.
It was no phantasm. It was real and horrible and what it wrought will take decades to repair. So western civilization is asking, beseeching us, to get back in the game of righting things as opposed to ignoring or tearing them apart. We are all human. Humanity is both our lowest and highest common denominator. Above and beyond country, ethnicity, religious provocation or social and ethical imperatives, we are all the same species. We are humans. We are people. All of us bleed, most of us love.
Still, people don’t or refuse to understand the import of such a momentous occurrence.
“It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights.’’ -RNC chair Michael Steele
Like who fuckhead? Rush “The Human Shitsmear” Limbaugh? Michele Bachmann? Ann Coulter? Hannity? John Boehner? Joe Wilson? Cornyn? Cheney? Rove? Hatch? Rumsfeld? Condi Rice? Palin?
Oh, the list is sooooo much longer. More than a gutter, more than a ditch. A landfill littered with losers just like you. Guilty and stupid.
Not exactly a roster of live and let live, compassion or peace, love and understanding. Fuck you Michael Steele you ignorant, sycophantic, Uncle Tom piece of shit. What we have here is a very good day for America and whomever pulls your strings is more sad and pathetic than even you. You suck as a human being and a puppet. How do you and yours sleep?
Drinks for my friends.
He spoke clearly. With confidence and conviction.
“Ours is not the first generation to understand the dire need for health reform. And I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.”
No more Rope-a-dope boys and girls. Ha.
“We did not come here to fear the future; we came here to shape it.”
“The danger of too much government is matched by the perils of too little”
“If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.”
“But know this: I will not waste time with those who have made the
calculation that it’s better politics to kill this plan than improve
As for the “Deathers”:
“Such a charge would be laughable if it weren’t so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.”
And the Republicans. The Fucking Republicans like Boehner and Cantor and McConnell and Hatch, who sat seething and smirking with turds in their mouths. Transparent and stupid. Cantor texting. What a dick. The whiplash of your arrogance is on the way. Half of you will be gone come 2010. I can’t wait.
Republican Joe Wilson actually shouted “You lie” while Obama assured us that reform will not cover illegal immigrants. Fucktard. Our Man flashed anger and moved on without missing a beat. A superhuman burst of restraint, composure and civility. A class act Our Man. Not less than brilliant in the face of callow contemptible disrespect directed at a man who has earned and deserves nothing but respect. He didn’t miss a beat, wasn’t rattled or even distracted. We are lucky to have this man leading our country. Forgive my gushing, but that brief moment reinforced everything I admire about our president.
At the end of the day, Joe Wilson did us all a favor by exposing what jackasses the contemporary GOP are. Thanks Joe, you’re still an asshole, but I thank you for being one.
He stared down those Republicans. Watch it. When he looks to the right on television he’s looking to his left in the chamber. The irony of where Republicans sit has never been lost on me. Observe the steel of his countenance and the fire in his eyes. He was picking them out and staring them down individually. One by one. The unspoken question, are you reptiles or humans? His words and his gestures signaled unequivocally that the blatant ridiculous fuckery is over.
You know Fox news carried some reality show instead of the speech.
He delivered unambiguous and vigorous support for a public option with some amount of caveat. We’ll have to wait and see but I welcome the predilection.
Then Charles Boustany appeared on my screen and lied. The same boilerplate, fear based bullshit. He spoke as though he hadn’t heard the speech the president had just given. Actually, given logistical constraints, he obviously hadn’t. It was a joke sans punchline. Pathetic, out of touch and he looked a fool as much as Jindal did. How do they get these poor bastards to do this?
The GOP are famous for exploiting the stupid, often of late towards their own demise.
The Republican party has never looked more like a bunch of dickheads than they did tonight. They have marginalized themselves with help of an unforeseen catalyst of Barack Obama’s expert political judo.
I have been frustrated for months now at the political calculus from the White House. The passive taking of blow after blow on the ropes like some cheesy boxing movie. I was disheartened and becoming bewildered. Now I wonder if he really did know what he was doing the entire time. Let them swing and shout, taunt and lie until they trod heavily on their own pudenda and cease to lay leather at all on anything that matters.
He may just be that good.
Can one speech, even if before the entire congress and a national television audience (except Fox), function as a game changer for such a momentous and hotly contested concern? The question on the lips of almost every progressive in America since it was announced. We shall see. It is more than incumbent on me however, to point out that this is no ordinary president. By that I mean he is extraordinary. He did exceptionally well tonight. Tone, nuance, sincerity and an overt sinewy rigor were all on display.
Impressive and I’m impressed. The character of our country. The letter from Teddy Kennedy. He framed it earnestly and effectively as a moral imperative and I have no reservation in declaring him to be absolutely right about that. Invoking Teddy was an appropriate, as well as emotional homage to a man who declared this the cause of his life.
Obama has once again acquitted himself a very smart man. A very sensitive man. An incredibly capable man. Deft and adroit and not to be underestimated.
He came off the ropes to swing hard and with precision. An expert boxer against a reckless and stupid brawler. They retire to their respective corners, our man fresh and with lightning in his eyes and fists furious. The brawler with legs of rubber, pukes his bloody mouthpiece, head swimming eyes confused as his crew goes to work and dreading the bell.
Todd Westergard, you may have been correct sir.
Show us this until it’s done Mr. President and we are golden.
Well done Mr. President. Very well done.
Drinks for my friends.
The Lion sleeps tonight and forever. I for one am deeply saddened at his inevitable but still tragic shuffling from underneath his mortal coil. If nothing else, I’ve been reminded anew of the sheer abundance and magnanimity of his legislative accomplishments. A profound practitioner of comity and perhaps the fiercest defender of basic human rights to ever serve in what used to be at least, the greatest deliberative body in history.
A force, a human hurricane of kindness.
Senators McCain and Hatch have take it upon themselves to soil it with contempt and hypocrisy beyond the proverbial pale. They suck. To think McCain had the audacity to run for President. Stupid is as stupid does.
I don’t believe in heaven or hell, armageddon or a Christian God, but for his sake, I do hope Mr. Kennedy is somehow reunited with his so tragically deceased brethren. I do believe in the soul, and I believe Mr. Kennedy’s to be of the most authentically unadulterated kind. His passing is every single American’s loss whether they know it or not.
A grand patriarch of Americans needs and wants. A father and protector. A good man.
The tragedy for the redneck, great unwashed, is that they fail to realize what he did for them and including their hatred, vitriol and ultimate stupidity. When made plain to them, they pretend not to care or understand. Such is the state of filthy willful ignorance in contemporary American politics. Ugly, shortsighted Americans that purport, at best despairingly, unable to understand the truth. Hopeless and deliberately imbecilic because they’ve been indoctrinated with a simple shallow fear. A fear they know and understand to be baseless and without merit.
Fools. Goddamn fools. Goddamn fools.
I’m not sure how this is, all the sudden, I’m reminded vividly of a retarded man named Johnny I knew some twenty five years ago. I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with him and a best friend for whom Johnnie is his charge. My longtime friend, Sean and his significant other Johanna, are living with and taking care of, Johnny who is 56 years old and ridiculously sweet and affectionate. Johnny is well adjusted, poses no danger to anyone but maybe himself and is funny as fuck. Can’t remember whether it was Jo or Sean who shared it with me, but apparently Johnny exclaims “I made it!”, every morning when he wakes. How cool is that?
Whatever God there is, he loves you Johnny.
From Bob Cesca at Huffingtonpost.com, “Health care reform named after Ted Kennedy must not suck”. If and when this gets done it better be good if we dare to do it in his name. Are we clear?
So by the way, any of you assholes on the the right who choose to accuse us of politicizing Edward Kennedy’s death by celebrating his unapologetic liberalism can take a long slow suck on my runny scrotum you stinking cunts. He was a proud liberal who never succumbed to the right wing stigmatization of the word or the concept. He was never afraid of it, he embraced it. His record glows with it. It’s why we loved him. Piss up a goddamn rope, you misguided obtuse demagogues. Tread there at your peril.
Not a single one of you dickwads who would take exception, ever voted for any bill, proposal, or amendment he ever put forward for the common man’s health and well being as far back as ’94. Eat me. Now is not the time to pretend you would have negotiated. Simple bastards. Disingenuous mouth breathers.
Puke on your own shoes. Don’t even try to define this man as some moderate obsequious compromiser; even you respected him because he stood up to you and told you to pound sand over and over when you chose to abandon reason and logic.
Outclassed. Way outclassed.
I’m so weary of the stupidity and the vacuum of logic or reason. The only industrialized country, and by far the richest in the world, that fails, fails again and again, to care for it’s people in the simplest, most fundamental of ways. I’m sick to death of the tower in place that dictates our basic needs according to profit and the filthy lucre that has poisoned the process for decades. It’s bullshit and whenever someone, be they elected representative or clueless ideologue, tries to tell you different, you can bet they are far less than than full of shit. Empty. I mean empty.
Bet they are corrupt. Bet they are ignorant and scared. You can bet they will do no good.
I will never, ever lie to you. I’m telling you the way it is.
Johnny wakes up and says, “I made it!”.
Drinks for my friends.
I’ve gone through a change. Transformed. Like menopause. Suddenly, the Republican Agenda makes sense to me. I’ve gone from liberal to vacuous.
Seriously. Work with me here.
Torture makes complete sense in the context of liberty and justice for all. Dick Cheney and his minions should not be investigated or prosecuted. They were merely doing their best. It’s hopeless silliness, not to mention unpatriotic, to pursue any form of persecution of these brave defenders of the American way. As American’s, we are better than everyone else, we don’t deserve the scrutiny. We are above it. God put us here to rule the world and he is on our side. Our unique responsibility is to rid the world of evil.
We are special. Jesus tells us so. The Bible tells us so.
Our qualifications are exclusive and divine. Christian Americans are The Chosen.
Republicans in particular.
Those who’ve failed to reach their fiscal potential are not my problem, my concern and certainly not my fault. Maybe God’s will is that they should be left behind. A kind of religious natural selection. Ha! Take that you atheist Darwin lovers. After all, God only helps those that help themselves. Christ has no use or patience for the weak or impaired, they are unable to do for themselves and are therefore worthless to the Holy Spirit. Never give a fish to a Democrat, teaching the worthless to fish is a waste of time. Some have been chosen and some have not. The Christian way and obviously what the Heavenly Father intended for the Christian nation of America.
The rich should be taxed minimally, if at all. Wealth drives the modern economy. They provide the largess for jobs and industry. They are the chosen. Thus, their generosity is evident and already in place. They do far more than the beggar or the homeless can or would.
I’ve come to loath the rotting toothed, stupid and desperate poor. God has not chosen riches for me but I shudder when I gaze upon the worthless because I know my tax dollars go to prolong their miserable lives. Poor but obese, they lack the sense to choose wholesome and nutritious food. They neither know nor care enough too seek proactive medicines or practices and I don’t doubt that’s all part of God’s plan. That these zombies are allowed to drain the money and resources of American society in general confuses me. God does work in mysterious ways.
I don’t hate them because God says not to.
America is the land of opportunity. Always has been. Those who’ve failed to take advantage of America’s vast and ripe system of free education and abundant possibility are simply beyond hope, especially once they pass the threshold of adulthood. I work, I have a job, so these greasy, dentally challenged trailer park dwellers, these weak and worthless veterans of our wars who can’t get it together and refuse to do for themselves, make me want to puke. Look at all the goddamn foreigners that take jobs as convenience store clerks or manual labor workers that take jobs from worthy Americans. Are these people less capable, less able than honest Americans? Maybe they are, maybe they’re not.
Falls under not my fucking problem. All I know is I’d much rather have my tax dollars go towards fighting the raghead terrorists than these wastes of God’s air. I see these people in wheelchairs sporting an oxygen tank in casinos and I just know my money is paying for them instead of keeping us safe from Satan’s Muslim evil doers. They should be euthanized like the diseased cat’s and dogs that make a mess of my trash and threaten neighborhood children with a cornucopia of malaise. Tics, fleas and ringworm.
Ever heard that expression “Kill ‘em all and lot God sort them out”? I’m down with that. I’m no judge and jury but get them off my block and out of my town.
Sometimes I think Hitler was more on the ball than he gets credit for. Everyone knows the Jews control the banks and the entire entertainment industry. You know “The Family” on C Street more or less agrees. He really was just looking to rid his country of Faggots, Gypsies, Jews and the ethnically impure. Hitler was a Christian too, you know. He had “The Ultimate Solution” and I think we could take a page or two from his playbook.
It’s a good dose of reality as opposed to the fascism and socialism pinko liberals try so hard to cram down our necks every fucking day.
See, they’re not patriots like me and you. They love niggers and spics and anyone who isn’t from the Mayflower like us. They are weak. They give money to all the dirty and lazy regardless of their color. Ask me for money on the street, I’ll tell you to get a job you piece of shit. They wander around pushing their stolen shopping carts full of stolen trash and I hate them. Their skin a map of rashes, their eyes bloodshot with their hands out and the cloud of foul stink they walk in. This instead of a job?
Fucking lazy if you ask me. No excuse.
Christ has blessed my soul with charity but these people have no will or desire and don’t deserve the fish I can afford. If they won’t die, better off behind bars at $30k a year because they are a menace. Know God or pay the price.
We should attack and punish those countries who threaten us. The future of the world depends on the triumph of Christianity over Islam. They’re heathens and there’s no chance of co-existing with a bunch of towel headed camel jockeys. Crude and uncivilized. We have nukes and they don’t. Time to use them. Negotiation is pointless. Turn their the desert into glass.
Take a breath.
I hope you understand that I’m kidding. I’ve painted a picture for you of what I hate. It is a caricature for sure. A broad stroke, the impetus, the catalyst, being a solid month of right wing talk radio and it’s blatant, overt dishonesty. Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are simultaneously American icons and stains on America’s aspirations and her identity. What they do everyday is sick, irresponsible and evil. They and their ilk seek nothing more than to pollute our national discourse so egregiously as to rile the stupid and offend the thoughtful to the extent that they are actually paid handsomely for their treason. Shining examples of the worst of us. The physical manifestation of everything that is wrong with American society, patriotism and all our precious ideas.
They are paid handsomely to stir shit. Disgusting. I would swing on either one. I fucking hate these guys.
This blog is dedicated to Teddy Kennedy. Not perfect by any means, I understand his flaws better than you can know, a lion nonetheless. A champion of all those I’ve lampooned so harshly here. The dynasty has ended. It really is America’s loss.
His passing is poignant and symbolic. It was with JFK’s assassination that the modern era of brutal politics flooded us. The subsequent courage of LBJ and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King cemented the vulgar ugliness of right versus left in this once vital and proud nation. We have fallen from those heights. Those ideals and those hopes.
In so many ways, we are in the same place. A half African, half Caucasian man as President. We are back in that place more than you probably know. Round headed idiots showing up to Town hall meetings sporting loaded weaponry enough to slay everyone in front of them. Adolph fucking Hitler invoked over and over. There are so many children in America, both literally and figuratively. I worry so much that despite the election, we are forced to choose between a martyr or Superman.
It would be convenient and gratuitously exculpatory to pontificate here, but I’ll spare both you and me. Save this: Both John McCain and Orin Hatch disingenuously lamented the absence of Ted Kennedy from the health care debate in the last day or two, insinuating that his presence would have made a difference. Fucking pricks. Shame on you assholes. You and your ever shrinking party are beginning to trip over your own dicks in your own race for shamelessness.
Public option or bust.
Drinks for my friends.