December 6, 2013

Just another day in Obamanation [Darleen Click]

Obama makes it about him

On Thursday, in the aftermath of South African iconic leader Nelson Mandela’s death at age 95, President Obama’s White House account tweeted a tribute to Mandela – a picture of Obama in Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell, along with a quote from Obama about Mandela:

… except when he doesn’t

President Obama rejected the notion that the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups was illegal — or even improper — during his interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Thursday. [...]

Obama noted that the media never seems interested in government success stories. “When we do things right, they don’t get a lot of attention,” he said.

OBAMA: That’s not — that’s not something that’s reported about. If, on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati, in the IRS office that — I think, for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to streamline what is a difficult law to interpret about whether a nonprofit is actually a political organization deserves a tax exempt agency. And they’ve got a list, and suddenly everybody’s outraged.

Of course, that “everyone outraged” ostensibly included Obama himself

President Barack Obama upped his condemnation of the IRS’ investigation of conservative political groups on Monday, three days after his deputies described the targeting as “inappropriate.”

If the agency’s investigations were not politically neutral, Obama told reporters Monday morning, “that’s outrageous, it is contrary to our traditions, people have to be held accountable and it has got to be fixed… I’ve got no patience with it.”

Barry’s impatience lasted six months! A new record.

Be happy, unemployment has fallen! Yes, 41% of the new jobs are in the government, but we all belong to it anyway. But who are you to worry about the price tag? Are you some kind of KKK-bagger?


Posted by Darleen @ 10:54am
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  1. That’s what’s good about telling the truth – you don’t have to keep your story straight.

  2. I can’t wait until we have a highly educated/credentialed president in the future who is capable of speaking proper English.

    One more “gotta” and I may lose it.

    Nome sane?

  3. Leigh, you’re allowing yourself to be oppressed by the white linguistic patriarchy. Step out from under the patriarchal bondage of the white male oppressor and be free to express your inner ebonics self. That way you can move away from language enslavement and more closely identify with the struggle of our post racial president….to put together a coherent thought without a teleprompter.

  4. you don’t have to keep your story straight.

    He doesn’t have to.

    We have always been at war with Oceania.

  5. I’m chalking it up to childhood trauma inflicted by my second grade teacher, Mrs. Kucera. She made it her mission to make all of her pupils who were the children of Okies, Arkies and Texans who were being schooled by her in California to learn to speak properly.

    Ain’t is not a word. There is no “R” in “Washington” (McCain needs to learn that one, Newt, too). It is “New-clee-ur” not “Newk-u-ler” (Dubya and Sarah P, listen up). “”Brang” is not the past tense of “bring”. “Boughten” is not the same as “bought”. And so on.

    Now, I embrace the patois of my childhood, but I know when to turn it off.

  6. “It is “New-clee-ur” not “Newk-u-ler” (Dubya and Sarah P, listen up).”

    Tony Blair, Prince Charles, and nuclear physicist Gordon Prather all have said nu-cu-lar in front of a televsion camera.

    “Ain’t is not a word.”

    That’s what they said about normalcy, but that didn’t stop da Warren G.


    That sounds like pre-WW1 germanic farming enclave talk from the same folks what brought’cha “Throw your father down the stairs his hat”, and “throw the mare over the fence some hay.”

    ”Brang” is not the past tense of “bring”.

    Nope. It’s just what “bring” sounds like when said in the right kind of air. Brung is past tense of brang.

    “Hey! Brang me back some ham when you get inta town.”
    “I brung you some damn ham when I went on Tuesdee,”
    ” Huh. Aright then.”

  7. Jimmy Carter says nuculur and he supposedly did graduate work in nuclear physics.

  8. This morning’s employment report for last month said the unemployment rate was 7.0%, seasonally adjusted nonfarm payrolls totaled 136,765,000, and 91,273,000 were not in the labor force.

    Let’s go back five years to October 2008, the day after September’s report indicated that awful, terrible, unacceptable 6.1% unemployment rate. Nonfarm payrolls were reported at 136,836,000 with 79,790,000 not in the labor force.

    Obama on the Employment Situation (2008)

  9. Me at seven: Mrs. Kucera, all these famous folks say nucular and make up words and end sentences in prepostions, too!”

    Mrs. Kucera: They are wrong.

    pala, right on about the Germanic pronunciation using inside-out grammar. It still gums me up at times.

    Outten the light, wouldja?

  10. That sounds like pre-WW1 germanic farming enclave talk

    Like my wife’s family, who will wave something under your nose and say “Smell of this.”.

  11. It’s reverse Polish notation applied to grammar.

  12. Standard saying in MN: “We’re heading to the grocery store. Want to come with?”

  13. Obamcare more popular than Upton jumping jacks? Even the gay community would pause at the sight of Ms. Upton doing jumping jacks.

  14. Scott, my dad’s family is German and my grandfather only learned to speak English as a young man after he left the farm so he had some interesting turns of phrase that I thought were charming. For instance he called the Mojave Desert the Mahogany Desert and couldn’t for the life of him pronounce Yosemite. It was always “Yose-mite”.

    Gramps was a doll, but I think I learned my mixed up grammar at his house.

  15. Slart, she’d still tell you they were wrong. Five feet of fury, she was.

  16. Who else got snow? We have about 4-6 inches of it today.

  17. Six inches between 7 pm Tuesday and 2 pm Wednesday.

    Like a wolfpack on a wounded elk, the north wind howls.

  18. No snow here in Mass yet, leigh. They say a light dusting tonight.

  19. So this is where I report that as the sun is descending to set, we’re sweltering under 83 degrees and a humidity that makes it feel like 90? Yep, there’s a cold front comin’.

  20. It is supposed to be 1 degree tonight and a cozy 22 tomorrow with a -9 wind chill factor.

  21. And why not, sdferr? My father reports that it is 76 and sunny in Santa Barbara. He’s going to cook out tonight.

  22. sounds balmy

  23. I bet you wish you had those scarves now.

  24. I got snow and my annual sinus infection.

    Two days lost from work, but those were days when the roads were icy and morons abounded.

  25. freezing rain changing to let it snow

  26. 12/4 – 60 high, 12/5 – 58 high, today 26 high, tonight 19 lo, tomorrow night 14. Michigan, if you don’t like the weather, wait a day or two, it’ll get worse.

  27. heh, jes think how cold it would be up there in the frozen tundra if there weren’t so many generous people willing to live there, modifying the conditions by giving off body heat and household heat to keep everything from going solid.

  28. 76 in Santa Barbara?

    Didn’t get over 55 in So. Cal.

  29. They’re in a microclimate. Dad has lemons and oranges practically all year round. They are dwarf plants and he has them in big pots on casters so he can roll them up against the house if it gets nippy.

  30. today 26 high, tonight 19 lo, tomorrow night 14.

    sounds balmy

  31. it is getting progressively colder

    X marks the spot

    oh save us orangeman and turtle face

  32. 32 F here. (You sank my battleship? Bingo? Locker combo?)

  33. “Seven out of Ten Doctors Are Boycotting Obamacare in California, and Aren’t Participating in the System ”

    So we aren’t counting Paul McGann ? HAW HAW HAW.

  34. PRESIDENT OBAMA: By the way, Christmas time is no time for Congress to tell more than 1 million of these Americans that they have lost their unemployment insurance, which is what will happen if Congress does not act before they leave on their holiday vacation.

    Meanwhile back at the White House:

    The White House will not insist that an emerging budget deal include an extension of the unemployment benefits program set to expire at the end of the year, press secretary Jay Carney said on Friday.

    Carney said that it would be “terrible to tell more than a million families across the country just a few days after Christmas that they’re out of benefits,” but that the White House was agnostic on how the extension happened.

    You’re a bad banana
    With a greasy black peel.

    You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch.

  35. Extend the benefits until April 15.

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