Framing the Dialogue

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POTUS’ TOTUS

As I am reading George W. Bush’s memoirs and have watched his interviews along his book tours (O’Reilly had the best interview that I saw) I am reminded about the media viewpoint that W is less than the sharpest tool in the shed while BO is perhaps the most brilliant president we have ever had.  Even strong conservatives usually start their rants with something like “Look, we know that he is brilliant” followed by “but.”  We all know that everything before “but” is “bull.”  I repeatedly ask myself why the smartest president that we have ever had cannot give a simple speech without TOTUS (the Secret Service’s name for the Teleprompter of the United States).  It’s so scary it is funny (more a sickening funny than funny funny).  Even ardent supporters like Chris Matthews are getting in their licks.

After the Dust Settled

Now that the dust has settled from the November 2 mid-term elections it is interesting how the left/progressives/liberals/Democrats are behaving.  The media has grabbed the horn by the bull and proclaimed that the results were not a repudiation of Obama’s policies by the American people, was not about Obamacare (it is interesting that this label has stuck), was not a victory for the Tea Party, or the American electorate is just too stupid except where favored Democrats were re-elected.  So why did the Democrats lose so badly?  Some of the themes center around voter stupidity, racism, Obama being too centrist (WTF), and my favorite…Fox News.  Scott Spiegel listed the “Top 10 excuses” at NewsRealBlog. 

Obamagear

A funny thing happened when I was recently looking to buy my first Obamagear t-shirt.  I was interested in finding a unique shirt, but I just could not find what I was looking for.  Should I go for the “believe” shirt or opt for the classic “Yes We Can?”  I was actually leaning more toward the “Yes We Did” design. 

As I was looking at web sites, I was pleased to find that I could buy all of my Obamagear easily at the NBC News Apparel web site.  I could even purchase a bobblehead (there has to be a joke there), a collection of campaign photographs, and my favorite the Obama Action Figure.  Unable to wait any longer, I dashed off my order.

A Pressmas Carol – Chapter Two

This is Chapter Two of a three part short story on a Free Press

                                                                                (Chapter One can be found here).


“I’ll never eat curry again as long as I live.”  Charles whispered to himself as he began to think about Wednesday’s date with destiny, “I wonder if they’ll serve Kobe beef for lunch on Wednesday.”  Although it was late, Charles felt a little hungry.  He had heard about the weekly cocktail parties that the Enlightened One hosted.  Charles was a little envious as he had never been invited.  “I am sure to be included this week.” He thought, “I’ll be right there in the house.  They will be sure to invite me.”

Recipe For Disaster

As we were preparing for our daughter’s graduation party, I was looking for a recipe to make olive tapenade,  I came across this unusual Emanuel family recipe. 

This is a very adaptive recipe and you have been forced-fed this on numerous occasions.  The most recent adaptation of this recipe was the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  This doughbill weighed in at a hefty 1,100 pages to Rep. John Boehner’s dismay

 

Expected modifications to the recipe include Universal Healthcare, Gun Control, Fairness Doctrine, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Cap & Trade, and Global Warming.