Wait. So You Can Just Say This on TV and Everything?

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Good. God.  Are you serious?  Can you say this on TV?  Is this happening?  Is this real life?

And I get that this is America and free speech and all that.  But what part of you makes you think that this is okay?  There is a difference between saying what you want to say about things and calling the President a p*ssy.  How did you think this through and decide that this was okay?  And I know you thought about it, Mr. Army Person, because you took a pause before you said that sentence (go back and watch it).

Okay, and I know that people said rowdy things about George Bush but I can’t think of a time when a person said this on morning television.  There’s a big difference from saying this in a comedy club on the weekend and saying it on monday morning on cable television.  GTFOHWTBS.

The level of disrespect that this station gives the President is appalling.  It’s absolutely ridiculous.  You don’t have to like him but you should give him more respect than this.  And if you don’t want to respect him then send forth someone better than the flunkies that you sent in to run against him.

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Don’t forget that the above statement happened.

If you can say all the things that you have said about President Obama then what is really keeping you from saying what you really want to say about him?

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Boom. Tiger Uppercut.

Calling for political unity, President Barack Obama declared to the GOP-controlled Congress that he has “no more campaigns to run.”

Some Republicans in the chamber applauded the idea, but the president was poised with a quick retort.

“I know because I won both of them,” he said, referring to his two successful presidential campaigns.

Even Republican Sen. John McCain, his rival in the 2008 election, applauded the joke.

NBC News

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About That Time I Got Asked to Take Someone’s Bags to Their Car

“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”

In a 30-minute conversation, the president and Mrs. Obama candidly added their stories to the national discussion of race and racial profiling that was sparked by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York.

“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” said the president, adding that, yes, it had happened to him.

Mrs. Obama recalled another incident: “He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”

Things have gotten better, both Obamas agreed, but there’s still more progress to be made.

(People Magazine)

 

When I was 25 I participated in the Black Law Students’ Association Mock Trial Tournament.  The regional tournament was in Dallas and we went to school in Houston.  We got in super late the night before our first round of competition and lost our reservation in the host hotel and had to stay at another hotel in the area.  When we got to the tournament site we couldn’t unpack; we just grabbed suits and went in.  After our rounds my friend and I went to the car to get the things for the team.  We were both black men in our mid-20’s and we both wore black pants (that were part of suits; we took the jackets off), white shirts and red ties.  We had parked our vehicle in the front for easy access.  While we were taking our things out of the cart, a vehicle drove up.  A gentleman drove up and asked us if we could take his bags to his room and park his car.  We told him that we didn’t work there and he drove off. We both looked at each other with puzzled looks on our faces.

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When I was about 26 or so I wore a red shirt to shop at Kroger, a supermarket in Texas.  While shopping someone walked up to me and asked me where an item was.  I took them to where the item was even though I didn’t work there.  My outfit wasn’t even similar to Kroger’s outfits in any way.  This happened several more times in several other grocery stores and department stores in Houston.  Less so in Dallas I believe.

Britney Confused

This past weekend I flew to Memphis on business.  I had my suit on so I could save on baggage fees.  While I was at the metal detectors I had two people ask me if I was “Crew.”  I said no.  I’m not sure what “crew” means but I don’t fit that description.

So Obama’s Right.

He's Right You Know

Apoligist

In President Barack Obama, Americans have a charismatic leader with a good and honest heart. Unlike his predecessor, he’s a very intelligent leader. And unlike that president’s predecessor, he’s a highly moral man.

In President Obama, Americans have the real deal, the whole package and a leader that citizens of almost every country around the world look to with great envy. Given the opportunity, Canadians would trade our leader, hell, most of our leaders for Obama in a heartbeat.

What America has in Obama is a head of state with vitality and insight and youth. Think about it, Barack Obama is a young Nelson Mandela. Mandela was the face of change and charity for all of Africa but he was too old to make it happen. The great things Obama might do for America and the world could go on for decades after he’s out of office.

America, you know not what you have.

The man is being challenged unfairly, characterized with vulgarity and treated with the kind of deep disrespect to which no previous president was subjected. It’s like the day after electing the first black man to be president, thereby electrifying the world with hope and joy, Americans sobered up and decided the bad old days were better.

President Obama may fail but it will not be a Richard Nixon default fraught with larceny and lies. President Obama, given a fair chance, will surely succeed but his triumph will never come with a Bill Clinton caveat – “if only he’d got control of that zipper.”

Please. Give the man a fair, fighting chance. This incivility toward the leader who won over Americans and gave hope to billions of people around the world that their lives could be enhanced by his example, just naturally has to stop.

Believe me, when Americans drive by the White House and see a sign on the lawn that reads: “No shirt. No shoes. No service,” they’ll realize this new national rudeness has gone way, way too far.

William Thomas, A CANADIAN’S VIEW ON OUR DISRESPECT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY

America is leading the world once again and respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.

So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.

When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?

Richard Brunt, Victoria, British Columbia, Open Letter

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Exit polls conducted across the country on Election Day indicate a nation suffering from severe memory loss, those who conducted the polls confirmed Tuesday night.

According to the polls, Americans who cast their votes today had a difficult time remembering events that occurred as recently as six years ago, while many seemed to be solid only on things that have happened in the past ten days.

While experts were unable to explain the epidemic of memory loss that appears to have gripped the nation, interviews with Americans after they cast their votes suggest that their near total obliviousness to anything that happened as recently as October may have influenced their decisions.

Andy Borowitz, Exit Polls Indicate Nation Suffering from Severe Memory Loss

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Obligatory Post About Elections

The elections were yesterday and apparently they were good for Republicans and horrible for Democrats.  One of the reasons I’ll be glad when Barack Obama is gone is that people can stop running against him even if he’s not their actual opponent in the election.

 

I’m from Texas.  There were a bunch of things that happened here.  Wendy Davis lost her the election for governor by a lot.  But she did win the internet yesterday, which is better than what I’ve done.

The Washington Post does the best with this:  “Votes Rule Everything Around Her.”

Lots of my friends believe that this is just the beginning and that the Democrats will turn Texas blue soon.  I don’t know if I agree seeing as through Texas just got red-der.

 

 

Welp.

In other news, Craig Watkins, the Dallas County DA that was on the Colbert Report, got ousted too.  This is somewhat sad because I remember when he was elected and how awesome it was and all that.  But I guess there are two sides to every story.  I also like Judge Hawk, his ouster.  When I did my first plea in her court, she looked at me like I didn’t know what I was doing, which wasn’t too entirely off base at that point.

While I was driving home I saw the following thing that put everything in perspective when it comes to elections and election finance:

 

I Hope the Next Two Years are Exactly Like This

So someone asked Michelle Obama a question on vine:


And she responded:

Before that happened, the following picture was found:

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2. Because the only people who can get away with wearing aviators indoors while counting money are Black rappers and old Jewish women playing Bingo. Biden is obviously neither of these things. But he’s been on Parks and Recreations before and Aziz Ansari knows Kanye West, so this practically makes Joe Biden a Black rapper.

3. Because he’s giving someone two $10s, which means he has nothing smaller than $10s in his wallet, and not carrying any small bills is something every Black man’s quasi pimp uncle taught him when he was eight.

WHY THIS PICTURE OF JOE BIDEN COUNTING CASH AND EATING ICE CREAM IS THE BLACKEST THING WE’VE EVER SEEN TODAY, Very Smart Brothas

You just kind of get the feeling that these folks Give No Dambs at this point, right?  But the better question is “If you were them, would you give one?”

Re: SaluteGate

1.  The action in question:

 

 

2.  Obviously you know what Fox and Friends commenters said about it:

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3.  But not everyone agreed.  I didn’t look at the replies but I am sure these two got a mouthful, if not banned off the page.

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4.  I don’t want to sound like an apologist on the matter.  Obama has done things that are bad and wrong on an objective standard.  But this is not one of them.  It just isn’t.  This is taking our minds off of serious issues, like ISIS, Global Warming and Scandal.  Let’s try to focus on what’s important.

5.  The pic below has been floating around the internet.  Some people are indicating that President Bush’s salute is factually distinguishable and some people are saying there is more to the story on it.  If I find out more that I can verify then I will update this.

 

 

6.  I guess this isn’t as bad as when they were ragging on BO about that suit that he wore  that one time.

7.  These are the last things I have to say about this for right now:

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Primary Season

“The heaviest concentration of anti-Obama messaging anywhere in the country right now is in Texas,” said Elizabeth Wilner, a senior vice president at Kantar Media/CMAG, a company that monitors political advertising. “After Election Day, we will look back on the year and still see Texas as a standout in terms of anti-Obama messaging.”

The tone of many of the Republican primary ads in Texas, she added, “is quite vitriolic.”

With an early primary and more contested statewide races on the Republican side than in recent election cycles, Texas has in many ways become ground zero for sharply worded attacks against the president.

“In Texas today, it’s impossible to strip off too much bark if you’re a Republican talking about President Obama,” said Mark McKinnon, a veteran Republican strategist and ad maker based in Austin. “In a Republican primary, most candidates are trying to convince voters they are the most conservative. And the easiest way to do that is to broadcast that you hate Obama more than anyone else.”

In one ad, State Senator Dan Patrick, who is also running for lieutenant governor, says, “I’ll never stop fighting Obama’s attacks on Texas,” and in another, he challenges the president more directly, promising to “be a bold, no-nonsense, conservative leader” and “fight Obama.”

John Ratcliffe, a former United States attorney who is hoping to unseat Representative Ralph M. Hall, at 90 the oldest member ever to serve in the House, in a Republican primary, produced a 30-second spot arguing that he has “the energy, the passion, the fight to stand up to Obama’s liberal agenda every day.”

And an ad for Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, titled “The Truth” accuses Mr. Obama of obfuscating on a variety of issues, including the attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi and the president’s signaturehealth care law. A quote from Mr. Cornyn, arguing that the administration “has taken lying to a new level,” flashes on the screen as the senator says, “That’s why I fight for the truth.”

“Senator John Cornyn stands up to President Obama every day, pushes back,” concludes a narrator. “John Cornyn’s for us, for Texas.”

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In many ways, strongly worded messages against a sitting president have always been a surefire tactic used by both parties to turn out their bases in primary elections. But an “anti-government-intrusion theme,” said Ms. Wilner, is particularly effective in Republican primaries.

NYT

“Barack Obama wants to bring his liberal, progressive agenda to Texas. … We can sum up our message to him and Wendy Davis!” Bush told a Pasadena crowd Tuesday, sounding more like a candidate for governor than for state land commissioner.

Having won two Senate campaigns with Obama atop the ticket, Davis now must run without the Democratic president’s straight-ticket votes, yet with all the Harvard Law-logo baggage.

She donated to Hillary Clinton, considered more moderate, in 2008 and recently distanced herself from Obama again when she criticized the administration’s early opposition to the American Airlines merger.

Last October, she even told The Dallas Morning News that she had not spoken to the president during her media trips to Washington: “No dinners in the White House for me.”

But Republicans in primary campaigns will stir up voters by railing against “Obama and Wendy.”

Bush didn’t even name them in that order.

FTW Star Telegram

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Cornyn has launched the first statewide ad blitz of his reelection effort and he’s keeping his aim squarely on President Obama — ignoring Rep. Steve Stockman, his best-known rival in the March primary.

In a 30-second TV spot and a minute-long radio version, Cornyn calls Obama “astonishingly liberal.” He ominously accuses Obama of trying to “change the very fabric of American life,” with references to Obamacare, the Benghazi attack and allegations the IRS targeted conservative groups. The ads assert that Cornyn is standing up to the administration.

“Lifelong conservative. Pro-life. Lives the Second Amendment. Tightfisted with our taxpayer dollars. Fights for the truth from a dishonest Administration. He stands up to Obama every day. Pushes back. He’ll never back down. John Cornyn’s for us – for Texas,” the narrator says in the radio version.

Dallas Morning News

One thing that I WON’T miss about this campaign season is all of the “Vote for me because I hate Obama MORE than the other guy.”  I don’t know if it’s like this everywhere or if San Francisco is the total opposite, but from what I am reading, it’s like my “Uncle Barry” is running against ALL OF THESE PEOPLE.

Just what are they going to use as their thing in 2 years once he is gone?