April 3, 2009

Yes. But the real question is, did he give him a toy helicopter or a bitchin’ iPod, too?

Giuliani once practically spit in the face of a presumptuous Saudi Prince. Our President? He fucking bowed.

He bowed to religious intolerance.

He bowed to misogyny.

He bowed to anti-semitism.

He bowed to homophobia.

In short, he surrendered our country’s ideals, offering up our principles for sacrifice on the altar of Otherness — behaving much as the Brits’ royal class and the continental elites have long behaved, favoring the sumptuous decadence of flowing robes and exotic scimitars and sweet tea respites to the bustling workaday democracy of capitalist Jews and their “shitty little country.”

Would-be royalty sticks together, I guess. And by bowing before a Saudi Prince, our President — in addition to taking a piss on 200+ years of precedent — has shown himself to be as principled as many of us knew him to be. Which is not principled at all.

Of course, on the plus side — and this is for you, Mitt, and you, Charles — I will say this: that sure was one genuinely obsequious-looking bow!

See? I can praise Obama when he done good, too!

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:47am
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Comments (285)

  1. First a bow, next a kowtow…

  2. I wonder if the State Dept protocol folks cringed when they saw that…?

  3. @LTC John

    They’re most likely the ones who told him it was the thing to do.

  4. Hey dude, Pelosi and Reid won’t let me drill our own oil so I am gonna need that fucker on my side, you dig?

  5. They haven’t gotten around to hiring the protocol folks yet…

  6. he is so totally not a muslim I don’t know where people get that

  7. Most beautiful, manly bow we ever saw. God how we love that man!

  8. And we give great twitter, too! Just in case anyone forgot.

  9. He is supposed to represent us. We are (or at least we used to be) a proud, free people who bow to no ruler. Good men fought and died to make it so. And now this?

    Over the last eight years, I grew tired of the whole “he’s not MY President!” hoo-haw. But today? All I can say is that this clown doesn’t represent me. The man who represents me would be cordial and cold toward the desert dictators, not embarrassingly obsequious.

  10. He bowed to religious intolerance.

    He bowed to misogyny.

    He bowed to anti-semitism.

    He bowed to homophobia.

    I don’t know if Hillary actually curtsied, but close enough. Thank God we’re so polite. I’d hate for us to marginalize ourselves in the eyes of the World Community..

  11. Huh. I thought we settled that bowing thing once and for all back in 1783.

    Obama better keep a sharp eye out for Zombie Thomas Jefferson.

  12. Bush boogying around with that dick was one level of uncool and wrong; this is another.
    let’s not kid ourselves: the world is an ugly and imperfect place and the Saudi’s provide valuable intel and cash for our sneaky, dirty services. So we have to deal with these turds, and publicly too. And yes, they have a boatload of oil and the internal combustion engine isn’t going away. Plus they use dollars, which is increasingly seen as a silly thing to do.

    But bowing? Cracker please.

  13. It isn’t what it says [that it says]. It’s what it doesn’t say [that it says].

    Do they notice? They notice everything. He’s still not tellin’.

  14. Now we know where Obama has his “special relationship”. Since he is now equivalent to the Nation in the eyes of all right thinking, moderate, Americans, the United Kingdom has now been replaced by another, more exotic Kingdom.

  15. We may need to maintain good relations with Saudi Arabia the country but the Saudi royal family of whores needs us exponentially more than we need them I think.

  16. I wonder if the State Dept protocol folks cringed when they saw that…?

    They sighed in relief. The State Department hates the nation almost as much as Obastard.

    Oh well, I’m sure Charles is glad Barry didn’t marginalize himself before the scions of theocracy. He keeps his relevancy by kissing Saudi toe. After all, I’m sure the Saudi royalty don’t believe in silly stuff like creationism. Darwinists, to the core.

  17. When I turn on my TV it tells me that his trip is glorious, with huge throngs of happy crowds, and that he is going to solve the worlds problems. Also Michelle is so happy and beautiful and is charming the pants off everyone. No mention of gift gaffs, bowing to pieces of garbage, and bashing our country at every turn. Politics stops at the waters edge my ass, I am half expecting him to say failed policies of the last 8 years every time he opens his mouth, it is his go to when the teleprompter fails.

  18. What this tells you is that this dirty socialist David Brooks masturbatory fantasy what is president of our little country cannot be trusted. Not even minimally. Baracky makes Charlie Johnson more the joke every day.

  19. They’re both good men, I think.

  20. more the petulant joke I mean

  21. Holy crap. I spat in the face of an enormous Saudi bribe. And this cocksucker bent over for free? I hate to imagine what Obama would have done if a Saudi Prince had offered him something, like an iPod. Or twenty bucks.

  22. Who would have ever thought that Obama would make Bush look like less of a hick.

  23. They’re gonna have to change the Marine Corps Hymn to “…The Shores Of New Jersey…”

  24. At least then it won’t make me wonder where EEE is.

    (True story. I was young and knew little of geography or history.)

  25. do unto others as you would have them do unto you might be what it is I think. Either that or Barack just likes to lick Saudi royal whore scrotum.

  26. Well maybe he was just thanking them for all those millions in campaign donations when his website shut down the fraud software?

  27. By the way, we don’t get that much oil from Saudi Arabia, like less than 13%, an amount that Iraq or even Canada could replace easily if need be. And we don’t really have any troops there anymore, so we don’t need to kiss ass with them for anything. Other arguments include the use of the US dollar, but believe me, if the Saudis thought they could squeeze more interest out of Euro’s it wouldn’t matter if Obama offered his daughters to the royalty.

    Anyone who thinks that Obama represents some new way of doing things is bound to continue to be radically disappointed. Bush kissed plenty of Saudi ass while president too, but I don’t remember anything quite this subservient, and I’m sure the left would’ve let us know if he did.

  28. Inch by inch, we cave in to the Muslim onslaught.

  29. Can’t we safely assume that he wasn’t out purposely to show us his ass? I mean, we can, can’t we? Better to view it as some sort of standing abs exercise, I think, given the predominant hollowness found everywhere else we look to see him.

  30. Forgive the threadjacking, but I wish to invite you to a little self-pimpage. A mini-review of Monsters vs. Aliens is here, and a parsing of PBS News Hour’s reportage of poverty in America is here. That is all.

  31. don’t tell me bows don’t matter

  32. “Better to view it as some sort of standing abs exercise, I think…”

    Sdferr, you may have just framed Teh Narrative on this one!

  33. The One claims to be a new Lincoln and yet the leader of “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” bowed to a religious tyrant. He continues to find news ways to humiliate the ideals that founded this nation.

    But I too, will praise him for his achievements – he has officially passed Jimmy Carter as the worst President ever. Congratulations Mr. President.

  34. Bush held hands with him. Obama was simply trying to ratchet up the ghey by assuming a ceremonial blowjob posture. He wasn’t about to let Chimpy McHitlerburton look more progressive than he is. No bow here. Move along.

  35. Saudi King: Nice bow. How much for your wife?

  36. Right, that’s why he put a Shiite democracy on their doorstop, why the Wahhabi tried to provoke a ‘civil war’
    with their thousands of attacks. Look Obama doesn’t want us to use shale from either Alberta or Colorado, that last is
    a special from the former Senator from Colorado, now at Interior. He wants the old America that we knew to shrivel up and die, got that.

  37. From hence forward we will no longer be the Pragmatic Republicans. We are now the Castrated Republicans. Pragmatic just wasn’t emphatic enough.

  38. don’t tell me bows don’t matter

    They’re just about the only thing that does matter. This one’s not a very-mattering one, though. It’s a Like we don’t know.

    Of course, what we know varies. I know he gets every public interaction with other people so wrong that anyone who isn’t put off by the guy is missing some essential humanity. Other people know other things.

  39. And yes, we did the terrible deed ourselves.

  40. Probably used a rusty spoon for the deed, right?

  41. This bowing thing is soooo wrong for soooo many reasons. I’m particularly upset about the events leading up to Obama’s obeisance.

    Here’s the irksome timeline.
    1. 2001, Islamic terrorists with Saudi ties kill almost 3000 people on US soil.0
    2. 2009, an American president prostrates himself to the Saudi King.

    It is the annals of events – the voluminous chronicles of media, financial and political contortions – that are wedged in between these two benchmark events that concern me.

    In there hide reams of festering “Yellowcake-Haliburton-Gulag-Jenin” lies amid numerous erasures of national, republican democracy; and all of it underwritten by bubble money and $140/bbl oil.

    America isn’t the only country under siege. National elections in Lebanon, France, Georgia and elsewhere have suffered similar betrayals, too.

    Interestingly, the story-line traces that of Global Warming’s improbable rise, wherein a lowly, not-worthy-of-Senate-Consideration issue (under Bill Clinton) ascended in less than eight years to global “Emergency” status, demanding immediate, centralized action in foreign forums: American voters’ views on transnational designs for their lives be-damned.

    This interregnum, too, and the opaque slurry of infringements on Americans’ franchise buried in it, should raise some serious eyebrows.

    Of course, my worries may be nonsense really. When viewed from a less emotional perspective, Obama’s bow could be nothing more than Chicagoan Black Liberation Theology bowing before a monied mining-baron (which is all the Saudi King really is). My guess is he’d like King Fahd to fill the tithing bowl next round: Cynthia McKinney gets her $10M check, and the process of translating Gaza’s UN-dependent business model finally gets underway in the South Side. What’s the big deal?

  42. Obama could sell foot-washes and cut into the deficit

  43. Kelly,

    No, we used the edge of a press pass.

  44. Corgiville Fair would have gone over big time.

  45. I think the O-man was lookin at the prince’s wiener.

  46. STFU nishit

  47. Interpreted nishi: Obama is no progressive and can’t do shit anyway.

    Ask yourself if that makes sense, moron.

  48. But your Meghan Tweets are hilarious. ;)
    Like the old, not-crazy Goldstein.

    Cthulu ftagen, w/e.

  49. Teh krazy genocide advocate is off her meds again. Daddy. Help me.

  50. Nishi….why do you come here when you know that everyone thinks that:

    A.) You’re wrong, and full of shit at the same time.
    b.) You defend the indefensible in terms of the growing Socialist government
    c.) You act as if you are intellectually gifted, when in reality all of your points are repeatedly destroyed.

    What possibly do you get out of coming to this website?

  51. Nishi awakes from her slumber. “people want help”? You don’t say. I’m not sure why you people “acted” like classical liberals, or even libertarians, at one point. What utility was in it for you?

  52. You have to admit, he displays all the dignity and discretion of an untrained puppy, for the entire world to see. Has anyone got an “I voted for the other loser” T shirt for sale?

  53. “you people” meaning Nishi “crazy as fuck” Jenkins.

  54. Of course, we have to understand that nishi, too, would have bowed, licked, sucked, tasted, caressed a good Muslim king’s balls, too. So, she sees nothing wrong with the president bowing before a piece of shyt such as King Fahd.

  55. Who went and said “Beetlejuice” 3 times?

  56. how is “tax cuts for the rich” not a distortion though? What about “lifting the ban on stem cell research”? Or a “war with no end in sight”? I think I disagreee with you about the distortyness.

    Mr. Beck is for people what watch cable news. It’s the perfect antithesis to the packaged message of the day CNN and MSNBC and a lot of the rest of Fox delivers I think. It’s just programming though.

    I think everyone here knows the we are a Republic thing. Me I pledge allegiance to my dirty socialist flag. Just, our little country was in these woods what were yellow and had to make a choice and me I think it whiffed.

  57. oh. *disagree* I mean. Also it’s like what psycho says – he’s a fundamentally creepy dude.

  58. Only waiters bow from the waist.

    Oh, and as a long time resident of Japan, that was the sort of bow a newly-hired, just out of college salaryman gives the CEO of the entire company. We don’t need Saudi oil that much, so maybe it’s the whole protector of Medina and Mecca thing.

    Ah, who can say. In any event, 1388 days to go, or thereabouts.

  59. That’s brilliant, moron. Apply some of that blinding insight to Obama the Chaste, ok?

  60. nishit lies, lies, lies.

    WEDGE STRATEGY !!!!!!!!!

    Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice.

  61. Like lies on Iraq, torture, and freemarket/smallgovernment capitalism.

    Exactly. So the only remedy was O-shnizzle, huh? Stupid bint.

  62. The expansion bill Bush veto’d was just to restart those 21 lines WHICH WERE FEDERALLY FUNDED ALREADY.

    No, it wasn’t liar. STFU. You bring less than nothing to the table.

  63. Let me see if I can follow the logic here.

    Bush made a decision regarding stem cells that Nishi disagreed with, therefore….it’s OK for the President to bow and scrape before Saudi chieftans.

    That about right?

    Man, I’m glad I decided to study a REAL science.

  64. That about right?

    you forgot that dancing, holding hands and bowing are all exactly the same.

  65. oh wait, was the Saudi guy leading? cause that would make it kinda the same.

  66. alls I’m saying is there wasn’t no ban. I’m talking about journalisms, not the little baby stem cells. Stem cell research doesn’t change the flavor or the texture or the price of my swiss cake rolls and I’ve never really gotten why so angsty. Yes, it’s a little baby embryo thingy but it’s not me what’s chopping it up so the morality isn’t my problem. I’m not responsible for what the government does cause of we’re a republic, not a democracy.

  67. what are you on about Bush for anyway? I remember him but it’s a new assistant manager what has the big black binder of this taco stand now.

  68. I see nishit is out without her male guardian again.

    Fortunately TrollHammer is on the job.

  69. oh, but to be super-clear my point was just that there wasn’t a “ban on stem cell research” like the dirty socialists on NPR said and said and said

  70. I got your point just fine, hf.

    There was no ban on stem cell research. There was a ban on using taxpayer money for it. We need more such bans. Hey, how about we ban using taxpayer money for anything that isn’t an explicitly enumerated function of the federal government under the Constitution?

    ‘Cause that would kinda rock.

  71. Not to mention that there were no controls on ESC’s used in privately funded research. All elided down the memory-hole in order to misportray what Bush did and didn’t do.

  72. but hi! and I hope you stay around and we can do cabbages and kings, not just little baby stem cells. It’s springtime and you were gone all winter.

    psycho has been entirely too honest about our Constitution lately, Spies. It gives me a headache to think about it, plus new justices being on the horizon and all. Depressing.

  73. Saudi is just one of 190 nations. Nothing special.

  74. Sticky B – It is just a little country too.

  75. oh, but to be super-clear my point was just that there wasn’t a “ban on stem cell research” like the dirty socialists on NPR said and said and said

    That will never get in the way of the genocide lovin’ kkkrazy one ranting on and on and on and on and on and on about it.

  76. I thought new president would mean new nishimemes, JD, and I bet it does it’s just there’s a lag. Not sure why. Me I can be patient.

  77. I’m glad that most of our Justices are pretty young as far as the Supreme Court goes.

    If Obama gets to replace Ginsburg or Stevens not much will change. Kennedy might be a problem, as wishy-washy as he is, but I don’t see him stepping down willingly.

  78. nishit will slowly morph into DataDave. She’ll still be ranting about BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH thirty years from now, the way DD does about Nixon and Reagan.

  79. right, Spies, but a supreme court nomination, the way Baracky and Soros do things, I think it will be orchestrated with their media to demoralize people what love America as much as it is to advance their dirty socialist ideology. That’s just sort of what I’m expecting. We’ll see.

  80. Your little hobby-horse is deliberately off-topic, and your reasoning barely worth the name. And, you bore me.

  81. It all depends on whether the Senate Republicans (and maybe a few Blue Dogs) can grow a sack and block bad appointments.

    Oh, right. We’re doomed.

    I wouldn’t be surprised for Obamafuhrer to try an FDR-style court-packing scheme, either.

  82. I agree there was a ban on fed-funding for hESCR. Boo ban on fed-funding for hESCR! Yay ban on fed-funding for hESCR! I don’t care really cause of the swiss cake rolls and all (#68), I’m just saying NPR lied and lied and obfuscated the nature of the debate. On purpose. It’s not like the dirty socialists really care about research they just had this specific issue focus-grouped and framed with for real gimpy celebrity spokesgimps on board to where them and NPR could beat people what love America on the head with it.

  83. What’s sad though is that Baracky lay prostrate in obeisance before a royal whore what hates womens and gays and puppy dogs.

  84. nishit, you genocide lovin’ tool, prior to Boooooooooooooosh, how many dollars had any President allocated for escr? Hint. The answer is <$1.

    happyfeet – it has its dishonest meme, and it will not be deterred.

  85. oops. I forgot Jews and Christians and global warmists.

  86. nishit, a partial list of the things this thread is not about:

    1) Bush
    2) Stem cells
    3) Tea parties
    4) Deficits

    A complete list of things that this thread is about:

    1) Blowbama bending over to suck the cock of a murderous, superstitious, sexist, slave-driving, bigoted savage who, if it weren’t for Western oil production technology, would be the “king” of the largest pile of camel dung on the Arabian Peninsula.

    Hope that helps.

    BTW, didn’t Jeff tell you to get the fuck out and stay gone?

  87. Is there a point in there somewhere? One that has to do with our President grovelling to a third-world thug?

  88. “What’s sad though is that Baracky lay prostrate in obeisance before a royal whore what hates womens and gays and puppy dogs.”

    Well you hate teh ghey…..prop 8.
    You hate women….you want us to Wombs of the State
    What’s the difference?

    oh! oh! you love puppies.
    Dogs are treated better than women and gays by conservatives.
    riiight

  89. Other things this thread is not about:

    5) Gays
    6) Women

    Unless maybe you want to talk about the treatment of gays and women under the regime of Blowbama’s latest man-crush.

  90. What a hopeless case…..

  91. BTW, nishit, Proposition 8 would never have passed if it weren’t for the big turnout among black voters, thanks to Your Lord and Savior Blowbama.

    Who, the last time I checked, still opposed gay marriage himself.

    He’s not really big on respect for women, either, or hadn’t you noticed?

  92. Seems like the perfect time to say “I reject your premise”. It saves a lot of typing and avoids topic derailing.

  93. I like gays and womens and abortions are a don’t ask don’t tell thing I think. I don’t know where you got that idea. Maybe cause I’m not always so fond of dirty socialist gays or dirty socialist womens and frankly I sometimes look askance at dirty socialist puppy dogs. I like Alyssa Milano and I think a world what has Alan Cumming in it is a better place, I do.

  94. SBP, et al:
    no, tyvm, I had enuff.
    I don’t belong here anymore.

    Feets, sonny is comin’ out with an album!!!!
    Check this mondo habinar bassline on the music video.
    Do you like the rave and regaeton?

  95. bye.

    “It [the Cheshire Cat] vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.”
    :)

  96. You do so belong here – you were wicked accurate about the ascension. I’ll be getting the album for sure – I love that remake you gave me of Mora

    – regaeton, yes – I wish that one had a sirius channel – hispanic thingers always cheer me up. What’s an example of rave exactly though?

  97. Replace “smile” with “stench” and it works much better.

    :P

  98. shoot.

    you come back as you are able

  99. “Well you hate teh ghey…..prop 8″

    Too bad all of the otherness the One brought out to the polls in CA supported that (along with all those cracker bigots), huh? It otherwise might not have been such a success.

  100. “He bowed to religious intolerance.

    He bowed to misogyny.

    He bowed to anti-semitism.

    He bowed to homophobia.”

    Don’t forget terrorism.

  101. I’m still waiting for the first big demonstration and intimidation tactics against black fundamentalist churches by gay activists. you know, like they did against Mormons, White Catholics and people who gave money to conservative causes.

    Any day now…

  102. BALDILOCKS!

    How you doin’, girl? Always a pleasure to be in your company.

  103. Obama was not “bowing” to the king. He was head-bumping the guy’s crotch. It’s a world leader tradition!

  104. Don’t forget terrorism.

    Also superstition, scientific ignorance, and slavery.

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  106. Are you guys serious? Bush kissed the king and held his hand! I know you know this. Holy freakin shit. No wonder crazy Davey Horowitz thinks you’re crazy. Holy shit.

  107. You really don’t see the difference, nate? Between greetings between equals and grovelling?

  108. You know that women’s hair shoots out rays that cloud a man’s mind, right? Scientific fact.

  109. oh. I guess he’s just the bowing kind. Dirty socialist Chicago street trash with his inappropriate bowings what betray precious little sense of diginity.

  110. Comment by happyfeet on 4/3 @ 1:15 pm #

    What’s sad though is that Baracky lay prostrate in obeisance before a royal whore what hates womens and gays and puppy dogs.

    And Negroes. Unless they’re related.

  111. *dignity*

  112. Why does Obama hate gays!? Because under nishi’s rules, he sure does.

  113. [edited and removed, because nate didn't bother to click the first link, which was critical of Bush for doing the very things nate reminds us of. Plus, I don't much like him]

  114. The last I heard, the score for “hESCR” was zero, in contrast to the score for “hASCR.” If I’m wrong, I’m sure that nishi will provide us with documented proof.

  115. nate, you’re dumb. I remember your dumb from other dumb comments you have vomited up. But here it is. Bush was stupid to do it, too. Many of us in here thought that way. You’re a simple binary creature, this much is obvious, but the issue here is the hypocrisy of your ilk.

  116. Comment by Spies, Brigands, and Pirates on 4/3 @ 1:29 pm #

    He’s not really big on respect for women, either, or hadn’t you noticed?

    It’s white women he hates. I bet Carla Bruni noticed.

  117. Natey don’t understand that hand-holding, dancing and playing kissy-face are, while totally gay, actions between consenting adults whereas when the President of the United States bows to someone it is a gesture made on all of our behalves.

  118. Bowing=submission, nate. Try to think clearly.

  119. Comment by BJT-FREE! on 4/3 @ 2:11 pm #

    I’m still waiting for the first big demonstration and intimidation tactics against black fundamentalist churches by gay activists.
    Any day now…

    I live a couple of blocks from a famous one in South Central LA. On the Saturday after Election Day, the marchers were out in force–but not around here. If they change their minds, I’ll try to film it from behind some sort of barrier.

    BALDILOCKS!

    How you doin’, girl? Always a pleasure to be in your company.

    I’m fine, thanks. :)

  120. Bullshit, nate. It would have been a sign of mutual respect if they bowed to each other. By the way, it’s 2009 and Bush is no longer President. Let it go.

  121. Bowing = submission where? In Japan? I don’t know anything about Saudi protocols, but I’d be surprised if that’s the case.

  122. [blah blah still haven't clicked the link so I continue to talk out of my ass. Blah blah John Wayne (?!)]

  123. Obama is President now, nate. Remember?

    Would YOU bow to a Saudi prince?

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  125. I would probably attempt to treat him with whatever respect is proper for his culture. I would bow to a Japanese man. I would thank a Parisian cashier with “merci” rather than “thanks y’all”, too. I’m a pussy Leftard, though.

  126. Are you guys serious? Bush kissed the king and held his hand! I know you know this. Holy freakin shit. No wonder crazy Davey Horowitz thinks you’re crazy. Holy shit.

    Those orange things in the main post, nate? Those are called “links”, if you click on them they will take you to other posts. The one that says bowed will take you to one of Michelle Malkin raising Hell about Bush holding hands with Saudis. A lot of us here did too, back then. See, that is key, we bitched about it back then, when Bush wasn’t just some dude with a ranch and a fish pond in Texas. Now we bitch about stupid and dangerous shit Obama is doing.

    You get it now?

  127. Nate seems to have a severe case of moronitis.

  128. Although I’m a lurker, I’ve read Protein Wisdom for years. If you can point me to a spittle-flecked post about Bush holding Abdullah’s hand on this website, I’ll eat my hat.

  129. I would probably attempt to treat him with whatever respect is proper for his culture. I would bow to a Japanese man.

    And the Japanese man would bow back. If you will notice in the video, the Saudi Prince did not return the bow. That should be a really, really big fucking red flag to you.

    I’m a pussy Leftard, though.

    They say self awareness is the first step.

  130. Bowing = submission where? In Japan? I don’t know anything about Saudi protocols, but I’d be surprised if that’s the case.

    Christ, I just saw this one. You really aren’t very bright, are you?

  131. Bowing in Japan is a mutual sign of respect, like shaking hands. Using someones native language is a gracious concession. Bowing to a foreign aristocrat who doesn’t bow back is unAmerican.

    So you would bow to a Saudi prince? Who else would you bow for?

  132. Does anyone know if Obama bowed the the Queen of England?

  133. Juliette:

    I live a couple of blocks from a famous one in South Central LA. On the Saturday after Election Day, the marchers were out in force–but not around here. If they change their minds, I’ll try to film it from behind some sort of barrier.

    Hah! You and I both know that the brave gay marriage army will not step within 4 blocks of any black church. The irony being that the 70% black vote for Prop 8 was the difference maker, not the poor Mormons.

  134. Is Obama even black anymore after that move? John Shaft wouldn’t bow to anyone.

  135. Does anyone know if Obama bowed the the Queen of England?

    A very slight head nod, it was reported.

  136. You got me there, B Moe. Hyuck, yuck, yuck. I done forgot to put mah shoes on again today. Dang!

    What about Bush bowing to the pope? Is that unAmerican? What about giving Merkel a backrub? Calling the Queen of England two hundred years old?

    And before you say anything, I think all of this shit is a non-issue.

  137. Nate, you should be ashamed. There are thousands, perhaps millions, of baby bunnies, calves, and ittle lambikins who are suffering because you took all their bedding-straw to stuff your strawmen with.

    …worshipped as a cross between John Wayne and Jesus Christ…

    That’s a lie, and you’re either a liar or possess the world’s worst case of failure to comprehend what you’re reading.

    No, you won’t find many “spittle-flecked posts” decrying Bush’s obsequiousness to the Saudis. You will find a huge quantity of posts that bemoan it — and plenty of spittle being spewed on the Left, and that’s the valid comparison.

    Bush is, or was, at least putatively on our side. ‘Way out on the left wing of our side, but still “one of us”. The correct comparison is: find me a leftist/Progressive/Democrat post that criticizes Obama for excessive deference. If we’re playing your part, you should be playing ours.

    As regards bowing — I’ve asked Chinese and Japanese about it, and the universal response is Westerners shouldn’t do that. Both Japanese and Chinese have a near-infinite range of bows that take into account the relative social status of the people involved, and the likelihood that an American, or any Westerner, can get enough of that right to avoid either insult or implying things that aren’t true is so close to nil as to be disregarded. Don’t do it. It is not the same thing as saying merci to a French shopkeeper!

    Regards,
    Ric

  138. A very slight head nod, it was reported.

    Probably not important. Britain’s just another country after all.

    Hey, did you now that Bush lied about the Iraq War and people died? And he used to be a drunk? What and asshole, huh? And he talked like a retard. Remember?

  139. I promise to take my mittens off before I type again, really.

  140. Comment by Sam Hall on 4/3 @ 3:12 pm #

    —————————————–

    Other countries don’t matter to progressives so long as they get to run this one.

  141. What about Bush bowing to the pope?

    The Pope is viewed as God’s ambassador, genuflecting to the Pope is showing submission to God.

    Is that unAmerican?

    You tell me?

  142. Probably not important.

    That is the question vexing Anderson Cooper, apparently.

  143. nate, why waste wit on the witless. You’re dumb. meh.

  144. Ric, thanks for being semi-polite, although honestly I don’t expect it commenting here.

    I’ll tell you what I honestly think (and no need to inform me of your opinion of the worth of my thoughts. I can guess):

    People who are way on the left, like myself, are disgusted by our country’s relationship with the Saudis. They are a horrific, regressive regime, who, incidentally, seem to have produced a bunch of suicide bombers that attacked our country and killed 3 thousand-odd people. I would like to see us putting heavy pressure on them to reform their backwards government.

    Alas, they are one of our closest and most stalwart allies. Our government, under both Democrats and Republicans, seems to feel we must support them and treat them with kids gloves.

    I don’t think Obama was being obsequious to the Saudis. Maybe he fucked up the protocol. I find I could care less. I do not for one second believe he is about to plunge us into sharia law, that he’s a closet Sunni muslim, or whatever else the conspiracy du jour is. I find that… what’s the word? Laughable. To me, as a leftard, he’s just another imperial manager, albeit more competent than the last.

    Time will tell which of us is right, I suppose.

  145. [go pimp your garbage elsewhere]

  146. P.S. B Moe, the pope is a foreign dignitary. Interesting that you feel the Catholic church is above America, and our leaders should bow down before it.

  147. “when a man the worshipped as a cross between John Wayne and Jesus Christ treated the Saudi’s obsequiously it was no big deal”

    Not only are you witless, but you’re also a second rate liar.

  148. I do not for one second believe he is about to plunge us into sharia law, that he’s a closet Sunni muslim, or whatever else the conspiracy du jour is.

    Then why bring it up? None of that has anything to do with the post.

    Maybe he fucked up the protocol.

    He did. No maybe about it, it was a huge fuck up. Which makes this rather puzzling:

    To me, as a leftard, he’s just another imperial manager, albeit more competent than the last.

    What has Obama or Hillary done that would lead you to such an assumption?

    And you might add imperial to that list of words you need to look up the definition of.

  149. Well, I’m shooting for first rate liar. One must have goals, after all. I’d tell you to kiss the pope for me, Moe, but I’m an atheist. Toodles.

  150. P.S. B Moe, the pope is a foreign dignitary. Interesting that you feel the Catholic church is above America, and our leaders should bow down before it.

    Read my post again, that is not what I said. The Pope represents God, do you believe it is unamerican to genuflect to God? I haven’t voiced an opinion either way.

  151. “Time will tell which of us is right, I suppose.”

    Oh don’t be so coy. Teh left’s narrative assures that you’re never wrong. About anything. Ever. It’s what makes being a lefty a bucketfull of awesome!

  152. I’d tell you to kiss the pope for me, Moe, but I’m an atheist.

    I fluctuate between agnostic and deist myself, leaning toward polytheism. It almost had to be a committee to fuck things up this bad, I

  153. would reckon. WTF?

  154. I see nate brings nothing to the table but BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!

    Bush isn’t President any more, nate. You’re going to have to think up some new material, or get your “thought leaders” to do so.

    Bye, nate.

  155. Well, nate, at least some of us are aware on some level of Ric’s Rule #1: It ain’t that simple.

    It’s heartening, in an ironic sort of way, to see a Leftist/Progressive displaying such a level of bigotry and stereotyping as to regard all the people they can lump together in some semi-valid way as being precisely the same. Hint for you: “all Saudis” or “all Iraqis” is just as invalid as “all Americans”.

    Specifically in this case: there are two broad and highly antagonistic sectors of Saudi society. On the one hand you have what can only be called “liberals”, of which King Abdullah is one, who want to bring their country out of the ninth-century mindset that you (and we) decry. On the other we find the reactionary clergy, who work hard to prevent that. Liberalizing is a slow process, made slower by the Devil’s bargain made by Lawrence and others elevating the backward nomads to the position of the bulwark of the Saudi throne and sovereignty. Please note that the bin Laden family, as a group, are members of the liberal faction (as is King Abdullah). Osama is a rebel who is trying to usurp the throne, using the religious parties as backup.

    All of the people that George Bush is buddy-buddy with are on the “liberal” side. In effect, he placed America on Abdullah’s side in what amounts to a cold civil war (with occasional hotspots, as the worldwide Cold War had).

    Now: in Saudi society, the only people who bow to the King are members of the religious (and therefore reactionary, even retrogressive) faction, who are obliged to do so because Islam places the ruler at the head of the Church — Pope and King in one compact package. Saudi members of the civil society do not bow to the King! They nod, and shake his hand. When he is holding the public audiences which he is obliged to conduct by tradition and Islamic law, they don’t even do that.

    So Obama, lacking consciousness and/or knowledge of the nuance involved, has placed himself on the side of the religious-nut faction. I don’t think Abdullah took him seriously in that way, but it’s still a major, major blunder for the American President to voluntarily identify himself with the Waha’abist clergy.

    Regards,
    Ric

  156. #144
    Which was Bush? The black guy, or the other one. They’re both so much alike in so many ways it’s hard to tell.

  157. Obama has no stake in America. None. He does not like America. He does not share the tradition work ethic and values that traditionally have been held dear by our Presidents. People listen but don’t HEAR.
    HEAR THIS. Obama has NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER shown a love of country. He has never shown an appreciation for all he has gotten due to America’s greatness. He wrote 2 CRAPTASTIC NARCISSISTIC books and got rich by doing NOTHING. Yet he thinks Capitalism is bad. 5 frickin days before taking office he took $500,000.00 as a book advance. This guy is a weasel with no investment in America at all. Both of his Daddies dumped him like yesterdays abortion and yet he writes about the DREAMS OF HIS FATHER (alcoholic Muslim daddies that is).
    Obama wants praise and power, he doesn’t give a sh!t about the U.S.A.

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  159. damn. I wanted to comment right after gus so I could be like the temperate one.

  160. Very nice post Ric. Obama had 2 Muslim daddies. He went to a Muslim school in Indonesia. Either he bowed on purpose because of a bad bad bad bad case of SUCKUPITIS or he didn’t do the due diligence into the proper protocol involved in dealing with a Muslim King. One or the other. Choose one, cause it doesn’t matter which one was the f-up. Obama is a nobody. I’ve got at least a dozen friends more capable of being President than the dimwitted hack from Chicago. Obama is pretending to be President. What is truly scary is that Obama doesn’t recognize what a loser he is.

  161. Thor and Nate, not to break up your little liberal circle jerk, but there is a differenc sissy boys.
    President Bush was respecting the Kings culture and traditions.
    Obama was disrespecting ours. Obama does not love this country. It’s quite clear you 2 ladies don’t either.
    Now back to your liberal whimpering.

  162. Would you settle for before thor and sane one?

  163. Off topic, but have any of you noticed how wide Michelle Obama’s ass is in comparison to her chest?
    By her ass, I mean her caboose not her spouse.

  164. that’s not really a nice shot, thor. And it’s totally different with Bush I think.

    The meaning of a picture showing that you are a lot cordial with a Saudi royal whore while you have troops in the middle east where you are combating dirty socialist propaganda daily both from abroad from the BBC and CNN Int’l and Newsweek Int’l and all those ones what start with al- and at home from the NPR and MSNBC and Newsweek. NPR said Bush hates muslims and you could tell cause of all his hate crimes and also how he loved to torture the muslims all the time when he wasn’t killing them.

    For Baracky to bow to a Saudi whore it’s way different. It’s totally gratuitous apart from being mindbogglingly inappropriate. Because of all the reasons mentioned here but also because everyone already knows where his sympathies lie. It makes Iran very uncomfortable cause they are worried they will have to make a whole new narrative. But the point is it means something entirely different when Bush holds one of them’s hands than when our dirty socialist America-hating dipshit president bows down like a goddamn supplicant.

  165. Nate has clearly never been to Saudi Arabia.

  166. Yes but Thor’s Prius runs on Saudi oil and he did stay at a Holiday Inn express once.

  167. Hey nate,

    the culture at my house is you lie down in front of the homeowner and I piss on your face. Bring a hot dish too.

  168. nates first comment on this thread

    Are you guys serious? Bush kissed the king and held his hand! I know you know this. Holy freakin shit. No wonder crazy Davey Horowitz thinks you’re crazy. Holy shit.

    Later

    Ric, thanks for being semi-polite, although honestly I don’t expect it commenting here.

    I sense a lack of self awareness.

  169. Nate’s point bemoaning the hypocrisy of political commentary on an outlaw, private site like Jeff’s does contain a grain of merit. But, cries of “hypocrisy!” are a dime a dozen these days, so…

    Let’s focus on the merit of folks’ critique of Obama’s bow if we can. Bush left office months ago – he’s yesterday’s news. It seems to this Yank that a defense of the Obama Presidency shouldn’t always rely on comparisons to his immediate predecessor.

    Or should it? One of these days Obama’s administration will need to grow up; learn to stand on its own feet. The day it matures is the day it stops parrying with a media caricature of W’s rather accomplished administration and owns it’s own record, good and bad, instead.

    Right?

  170. hot dish!

  171. oh. #171 was supposed to be…

    And it’s totally different with Bush I think, the meaning of a picture showing that you are a lot cordial with a Saudi royal whore while you have troops in the middle east where you are combating dirty socialist propaganda daily both from abroad from the BBC and CNN Int’l and Newsweek Int’l and all those ones what start with al- and at home from the NPR and MSNBC and Newsweek.

    Not really a lot better that way now that I look at it.

  172. Comment by gus on 4/3 @ 4:24 pm #

    Off topic, but have any of you noticed how wide Michelle Obama’s ass is in comparison to her chest?

    As the proud owner of a big black ass (attached) I offer this: so what?

  173. But are your biceps newsworthy, baldilocks?

    Inquiring minds want to know, sister.

  174. I haven’t noticed M’chelle’s butt.Maybe it’s just a tv thing. Also, lots of times you see her she’s with that runty socialist guy.

  175. There would be very few comments concerning the First Lady’s appearance if the press were not pitching “a face which launched a thousand ships” against the reality of “a face which stopped a thousand clocks”. I’ll admit that she’s a lot prettier than Janet Reno and that’s about it.

  176. runty socialist guy

    Gin Gimlet.

    Runty, not urrrrrrrped.

  177. By the Way: I am tipped to something I didn’t want to discuss, because I’m not really down with blog-fights. AllahPundit doesn’t like the Worf type insults directed at Michelle Obama, and has warned, vaguely, that indulging in such could result in a ban. – Ace O Spades HQ

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/285421.php

    Very interesting.

  178. My defense as to why I indulge in it is simple: The leftist media angers me so much I want to engage in push-back and, to the extent I can, tear Barack Obama’s wife into shreds with the same ugly savagery the MSM shreds Sarah Palin and Bush’s daughters. Ace O Spades HQ

  179. thor, if that’s what you want to try, give me an LZ, buttmunch.

  180. I say leave wives and family out, we’ve bigger fish to fry.

  181. Yo haps’, pass the hot sauce, please.

  182. frakin’ Tampa just choked on a 2-0 lead to go down 3-2 to NJ, guinsPen, the lousy lightnin’ bastids. Nice job by your guys the other night by the by.

  183. The leftist media angers me so much I want to engage in push-back

    Ditto.

    Let’s concentric circles with the dot in the middle thing the media, then.

  184. Pinch Sultzberger is a pig fucker.

  185. tapatio! oh. I had not been aware that Aime Cesaire had passed.

  186. Whatever.

  187. oh. Allah thinks if he’s supernice M’chelle will pay off his student loan I think. Me I think he’s wrong about that.

  188. Pinch Sultzberger is a pig fucker rapist.

    Fix that for you.

    No self-respecting pig would have consensual sex with that assknob.

  189. the new york times is gay

  190. The New York Times Co has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper’s unions agree to $20 million in concessions, The Boston Globe reported, quoting union leaders

    ?

  191. He just wanted to show the world his butt, and say to all Americans…

    “Kiss My Black A$$. Welcome to communism bitch…”

  192. Pinch Sultzberger is a pig fucker rapist.

    Who the hell cares if it’s true? Let’s make him deny it!

    Old School !!!

  193. I’m with LBJ.

  194. Pinch Sultzberger is impotent I think. oh. His son is working for daddy now at the newspaper. That is a very very optimistic little man.

  195. nate demands a post expressing equal outrage about a less outrageous act and thor thinks nate scored. Pitiful.

    Has thor ever taken anyone up on an offer to let him try to prove how tough he really is?

  196. Pinch Sulzberger’s wife left him last year. Cause of she was done with him I guess. oh. Lyndon – there’s no t in Sulzberger. I copied yours and I just noticed that. We want Pinch to be able to google and maybe he will come visit us. That would be nice.

  197. the that newspaper

    “His son is working for The Daily Fail” it is, then.

  198. #

    Comment by thor on 4/3 @ 6:36 pm #

    Comment by gus on 4/3 @ 4:24 pm #

    Off topic, but have any of you noticed how wide Michelle Obama’s ass is in comparison to her chest?
    By her ass, I mean her caboose not her spouse.

    I grew up in Texas where punching ignorant hicks in the nose wasn’t just a hobby, it was a spectator sport.

    I’d drag your ass threw the street by your toe until you got no white left on it, queer. Then I’d rib-stomp you one time in memory of the late Aime Cesaire’s beautiful poetics.

    I missed the part where gus provoked you personally and insulted your family, thor. Didn’t you say your vileness was always just responding in kind somewhere?

  199. For the record, contrary to Robert Plant I have found some big leg women with lots of soul.

  200. Sulzberger, check.

  201. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

    Money can buy me love.

  202. peter principle bumbleberger

  203. I wonder if he has any friends at all.

  204. ms. kennedy

  205. Besides us?

  206. Wait haps’, are you talking about Pinch or Paunch?

  207. thor,

    I grew up in Texas too. If I recall correctly, it was mealy little dickwads like you who were regularly beaten and humiliated.

    I generally did not so indulge myself, being a kind-hearted soul. There were the occasional exceptions, and I wonder if maybe I had a hand in making you the pathetic excuse for a man who regularly parades his inadequacies before us now.

    If I did, good. You deserved it then, and you deserve it now.

  208. oh. Pinch. Who holds him when he cries you think?

  209. oh. I just don’t remember there being just a whole lot of beating and humiliating in Texas. Let me think. Nope. Cause people stand for people so they don’t get beatened and humiliated, usually. Least in the south. Maybe in east Texas there’s more of the beating and the humiliating. Not sure.

  210. Like oh here comes those Texan ones what we was talkin about. Beat you and humiliate you, they will.

    Ok? No. That’s just a caricature at best.

    At best.

  211. oh. I meant stand *up* for people so they don’t get beatened and humiliated. And it don’t matter what race they is either. Good people, Texans.

  212. It’s pitiful. You Obama haters will do anything to see fail. Initially, I thought Obama was making some grand gesture to a king. Then I realized it was a pull-my-finger deal, and I instantly understood. Bow, indeed. Why the big upset over this? Are you just looking for something to be pissed about?

  213. He bowed like a toadying lickspittle, cynn. To a royal Saudi whore. Can you say like not in my name?

  214. Step away from the boxed win, cynn. This was a screw-up, plain and simple.

  215. You Obama haters will do anything to see fail.

    There’s not much necessary. All you have to do is watch.

  216. Step away from the boxed wine, cynn. This was a screw-up, plain and simple.

  217. You Obama haters will do anything to see fail.

    It requires no effort on our part. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

  218. Where can I find some of that boxed win, JD? I could sure as hell use some right now.

  219. The MSM appears to be able to box up a win for people, B Moe.

  220. Us too. It’s been a rotten week.

  221. happy,

    You were talking about Texas, right? THE Texas? I’m not sure that word means what you think it does.

    Outside of Austin, to be sure.

  222. You all can rest assured that I am gone and away. You guys are smart, the best I’ve seen, but you seem to want to stay in your very own seance calling up all the old spooks.

  223. “Spooks”?

    RACIST!

  224. Cynn snarks, bends over, and goateses.

  225. Yes. Texas. It means friends cause of we are so friendly.

    I’m sorry someone hurt you.

  226. Me? No. We are talking at cross-purposes.

  227. oh. That’s just something I say. It’s one of my expressions, as they say. Don’t mean nothing by it.

  228. Much love, happy. You’re one of the reasons I lurk here.

    In a non-gay way. NTTAWWT.

  229. Cynn’s racism simply oozes.

  230. You too, Mr. Hall.

  231. I never knew cynn was a racist. Usually the Left likes to hide behind the soft-racism, the bigotry of low expectations.

  232. “We’ve got to figure a way to deal with this senseless, senseless violence,” Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday.

    That’s welcome news to everyone I bet.

  233. Well, Biden is an expert in the senseless field, to be sure.

    Better stay away from the gun issue, Dopey Joe, or the 2010 election is going to be even more brutal than it’s already shaping up to be.

    cynn, it really doesn’t bother you that the President of the United States, the head of our state and our government, bows down to a tinhorn king?

    Not at all?

  234. Anyone else get the feeling that cynn is holding her hands over her ears screaming “Not listening! Not listening” like a 12 year old girl who refuses to believe that Ricky Martin* is gay?

    (assuming that 12 year old girls are still into Ricky Martin, which I doubt…)


  235. Comment by Sam Hall on 4/3 @ 9:03 pm #

    thor,

    I grew up in Texas too. If I recall correctly, it was mealy little dickwads like you who were regularly beaten and humiliated.

    Howdy, Sam! Say, Sam, podnuh, if you’re actually from Texas and not one of those people born and raised in some cowardly corner of America, transplanted to the Lone Star state so you could scoot on your skateboard to your modern dance classes at the university, then you might’a noticed Texas is a really big place. So big, in fact, that only a small fraction of needy ignorant hicks were able to attend thor’s two-fisted charm school. I provided as much face fisting as I could during my Texas teaching days but there were just too many faces in want of lumps, Sam.

    I come from downtown, Sam. Austin is a sissy village. I come from Dallas. And do you want to know the greatest thing about Dallas, Sam? Is it’s surrounded by fuckin’ stinky un-soaped hicks with no manners. Not Arlington or Fort Worth, Sam, they’re like cousins you only smile and wave at at a family reunion, but you have no idea of their names or how you could possibly be related. No, I’m talking the great fertile redneck crescent of the tri-state hick proper. Barefoot Louisiana cajuns to the East, oily white trash Sooners to the north and those pimply bucktoothed hickbillies of Arkansas up I-20 to the Northeast. All that combined with the usual rural stagglers from Tyler or Wichita Falls who’d come to Dallas so they could rub their nuts up against a really tall building.

    There’s an off chance I may have personally swung you round and round by your rat tail, think back, think hard, because I was known to frequent 6th Street on occasion. Even if I did and you don’t want to talk about it, it’s OK. I’m semi-retired nowadays.

    Nice chatting with you, hick nub.

  236. I never met a Saudi that a couple of rounds of JHP wouldn’t improve.

    If ya know what I mean.

  237. Hoorah!


  238. Comment by blowhard on 4/3 @ 10:26 pm #

    Cynn’s racism simply oozes.

    Bloward’s racism drives a dented pick-up truck, has a big toothless smile and fishes for catfish with homemade stink bait.

  239. C’mon, thor, be nice. It’s obvious, I’m a noodler.

  240. Didn’t this vermin get banned?

  241. See, this whole bow thing, I think we should feel this repulsed toward the idea of our Presidents even meeting with representatives of juntas and totalitarians. Seriously, WTF? It’s 2009. Is liberal capitalist democracy the only truly progressive and morally legitimate way forward or not? We need to quit treating tyranny as if it were legitimate way to run a country. If we ever hope to have any less of it in the world, totalitarianism can never be sovereign. If our government needs to deal with a totalitarian regime, we should do it through lawyers, just like we do with corporations and other private entities.

    yours/
    peter.

  242. I am not charming, and nothing I have ever said suggests that I do. Vick is going to have a hard time putting turf down in his dog run, considering he is flat broke. Plus, with you around to eat his turds, why would he need it?

  243. But, thorita, since you are Vick’s little butt-buddy, at least prior to the pounding he took in lockup, maybe you can pitch in and buy it for him. I will be happy to take the few remaining dollars from Daddy’s trust fund (read – retirement money hidden in coffee can).

  244. #

    Comment by JD on 4/4 @ 12:20 am #

    But, thorita, since you are Vick’s little butt-buddy, at least prior to the pounding he took in lockup, maybe you can pitch in and buy it for him. I will be happy to take the few remaining dollars from Daddy’s trust fund (read – retirement money hidden in coffee can).

    Am I supposed to apologize because I wasn’t raised in a converted farm-to-market pig trailer? Am I supposed to feel bad because I figured out capitalism some time ago and in doing so came to realize that all that talk about God-fearing Midwestern values of hard work is nothing more than an excuse for failed provincials who sport crew cuts, live in remote dirt flats and go by names like Bing, Zach, Stubs and Cody?

    I’m sorry, and I apologize. See, I’m willing to spit shine my hand and extend it to ya.

  245. You’ll have to forgive my son. He’s off his meds again. His mother , dear woman, was quite the tippler. I mean she could knock back brown mumblers like a stevedore. He’s really a nice boy.

  246. Comment by thor on 4/4 @ 2:28 am #

    Please ignore the talking dickknob.

    Thank you.

  247. Cynn,
    Remember George H. W. Bush’s “bow” into the lap of a Japanese minister. Bodily fluids were exchanged.

    Obama’s bow didn’t produce liquid results, but, it is producing a generous flow of criticism from America’s remaining free thinkers.

    Simply put, free Americans DO NOT BOW. To anyone.

    We reserve our reverence for dead saints, Gods and American Idol. BTW: Oregon’s Rashneeshi’s learned the tolls of idol-ism in the eighties (recall that cult’s “King” owned 8-Rolls Royce’s and bathed in goat’s milk). We’re here to teach the same lesson to Obama – who really, really, really, should know better.

  248. thor,
    As it happens, I did live in Dallas when I was growing up. But don’t worry, I doubt I ever beat you up. I usually only got in fights over girls and such like. I never picked on the weak, unpopular, or visually unfortunate. I’m certain that you fit into all three categories.

    Oh, I was forgetting. You were a combination of prize fighter, street poet, budding Einstein, and Don Juan. Silly me.

    I’m sorry the “hicks” picked on you. That must have sucked. But it was long ago and you should move on with your life.

  249. Thor-mon!

    Three posts in a row? Ya gotta rein-in the effluvium, dude!

    It sounds counterintuitive, but you can say more with less. “Strunk and White” offer some excellent tips for suppressing one’s tendency to be loquacious in print.

    Quality, not quantity. Verbiage, not verbosity. And, please, please, share your meds.

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  251. Actually, I figured out capitalism. The kid has been riding my dime his whole life. Slacker.

  252. Comment by steveaz on 4/4 @ 8:29 am #

    Please ignore the the talking lie machine.

    Thank you.

  253. Nothing weaker than your posing off my life, Dad. That’s why I don’t call. I’m ashamed.


  254. Comment by Sam Hall on 4/4 @ 8:27 am #

    thor,
    As it happens, I did live in Dallas when I was growing up.

    You didn’t have to move. Your nose would have healed over time and you could’a easily found another skinny chick with freckles.

    Sammy got him a much improved roller-blading path, as it were.

  255. Actually we pay him to stay away. Otherwise he would be bothering his younger sister. If you get my drift.

  256. Oh you quit drifting on Buster, Rusty. Ever since we bought your sister that gun you been trying to fuck the family dog. You ain’t foolin’ nobody, Rusty. Got a good mind to feed Buster some them worms that’ll swim up your pee hole and eat your insides out if you don’t leave that damn dog to itself. And stay out of my underwear drawer. Think I don’t know your filching my silks. Kids!

  257. Even more astonishing than the bow perhaps is that fact that despite everyone on the IT knowing about it and despite the visceral outrage the gesture has engendered, the major media have not shown the picture nor mentioned the incident. Amazing! Had Bush done this it would have received non stop 24/7 coverage.

  258. It would be neat if that were astonishing.

  259. King Abdullah: A great grandson of King Abdul Aziz, a descendant of 18th century sheepherders who reaped the benefits of natural petroleum resources that were discovered and extracted solely with the help of Western industries.

    President Obama: The 44th elected official to the office of president.

    King George III remarked of our first president George Washington that; ‘that he (or his office) was the greatest in the world’.

    As our first president, George Washington could have remained our supreme ruler indefinitely, but he chose to return to civilian life after two terms.

    The office of president is an honor and privilege above that of kings and monarchs precisely because it is earned through the election process.

    The United States is still the leading power of the free world.

    Someone needs to pass the memo to Barack.

    Start acting like the POTUS you dumb fuck!

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  261. If you follow certain Twittering, getting OUTRAGED over this is merely demagoguery — done for traffic and profit.

    Because you see, Bush danced and held hands. Which is just as bad as bowing.

    You people are really not helpful.

  262. Bush didn’t bow to the dirty Saudi royal whores while going to every possible length to scale down domestic oil production. This is because Bush wasn’t a dirty socialist Chicago street trash piece of shit hungarian muppet and Allah is just of sad I think. He needs to get a more better job so he doesn’t have to beg and wheedle and palinpalinpalin the muppet to pay his student loans. It’s just pitiful.

  263. oh. I had said *kind of* sad at first then I decided he was just flat out sad so I meant to take the *kind of* part out but I missed the *of* part …

  264. Hey! What would be even more funner would be to stir the pot with some murdered cops! Ha! But obliquely-like. You know … classy.

  265. om effing g but no sooner said than our pal Warren B takes that ball and runs with it…

    Today, it’s a bit of domestic violence that got way out of control. She has conflict resolution issues, while he may have been a section 8.

    Two years from now, men who stand up against government in such a fashion will be called ‘heroes’ and ‘patriots’ by one side…by the other, they’ll be called ‘traitors’ and ‘criminals.’

    Which will you be called…and by whom?

    Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at April 5, 2009 08:01 PM

  266. And here’s Charlie, lecturing the minions:

    Cool. So go ahead and keep refusing to face reality, folks. It was so different, what Obama did. He’s evil, and Bush was just “accepting an award.”

    If that makes you feel better, knock yourselves out.

  267. that wasn’t a bow. These people have some odd sort of passive aggressive disorder and I’m not playing anymore.

  268. More Charles:

    Personally, I find it as disgusting, if not more so, that Bush accepted an award from these people. He bowed to accept an award from the most repressive theocracy on the planet.

    Oh, I forgot. Obama is evil.

    I think a lot of 911 “right wingers” are looking for a way back home.

  269. It’s not Bush’s fault the runty royal Saudi whore didn’t eat his wheaties.

  270. More Charles:

    Imagine the screaming if Obama had let Abdullah hang a medal around his neck.

    Funny, but the top link here clearly criticizes Bush for holding hands and dancing.

  271. Whatever it was I don’t feel any better, though that has nothing to do with Pres Bush. I don’t think I’m capable of feeling better so long as Obama is in office, unless he manages somehow to change himself in a way I’ve never seen any politician change. Charles can’t hear what Obama has to say about our country while out prancing about on his world stage? Stunning.

  272. Can I reiterate again for the second time that Bush’s relationship with the Saudi royal whores was not in the context of kneecapping domestic oil production? These ones are stupid, Mr. Goldstein. I told dicentra in her pub post I would think about how the Mr. Johnson one had earned respect and all but I just… I’m not feeling it.

  273. But whatever. The guy makes big bucks, so somebody must be listening to him.

  274. BUSH DID IT TOO!

  275. It’s evil what the Czechs had to go through to find themselves capable of elevating a man like Vaclav Klaus to their Presidency (something Americans, could they find such a one, wouldn’t be capable of today), but Obama, on the other hand, finds it an easy matter to slight the man in his own nation. He is a small one, this Obama, very small.

  276. I’ve watched this thing over and over. In fairness, it doesn’t look like a ‘bow’. but I’m not sure what it is. it’s like something fell on the floor and he went to pick it up, or he saw something on the floor and reached down, etc… I’m not a big fan of BO, but in fairness….

    In a few days, someone from BO’s camp will respond to this (hopefully BO) and I think there will be a reasonable explanation. If NOT, then I will join the negative chorus.

  277. So what if Obama bowed to the Saudi Prince. Christ led by washing feet. If a bow of respect brings us closer to peace, then it was worth it. A bow is a move in a strategy of world peace and demonstrates strength of character in a willingness to show respect, not arrogance. Haven’t we had enough of the cowboy antics that took us into Iraq? Barack Obama is showing true leadership and strength of character!

  278. That’s the dorkiest thing I read all day and I’m in marketing.

  279. That’s got to be the reason that the White House has been insisting all day that it wasn’t a bow at all.

  280. Why didn’t Obama wash the Saudi royal whore’s feet? Arrogant bastard.

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