As though he freaking knows everything about everything auto and business related. I can feel a disturbance in the force here in Southeast Michigan. Everyone’s heads are exploding right now in the region.
So now the government owns your GM or Chrysler warranties. I can remember a year or so ago as I cried out against universal health care that we should watch out as the government may someday take over car repair. It was a joke! Now it’s not.
Have you driven a Ford lately?
I actually watched the first ever Saturday Night (which is what it was called before the word “Live” was added). The highlight of my week as a little kid was staying up after my parents went to bed on Saturday and hearing Chevy Chase as President Ford shouting, “Live from New York it’s Saturday Night!” Gerald Ford wasn’t even particularly funny, but Chevy Chase took his tiny bits of clumsiness and created several funny openers.
Dan Ackroyd was even funnier as Jimmy Carter who even lusted after Sherry Lewis in his heart. Dana Carvey created comedy gold from a lack luster George H. W. Bush. Phil Hartman gave us Reagan with rosy cheeks, but you’ll have to forgive me, I didn’t watch the show much in those years so my recollection is not that great; however, I do remember this sketch:
But Hartman also did a great Clinton which was taken over by Darrel Hammond. Finally we had Will Farrel as George W. Bush giving us that great word, “Strategery.”
For goodness sakes, SNL has even given us parodies of presidential candidates. Does anyone remember Dana Carvey debating himself playing George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot? Norm MacDonald was excellent as Bob Dole.
The point is, SNL was always able to take even unfunny presidents and candidates and create memorable caricatures. So what’s up with their portrayal of Barack Obama? Are they afraid? Apparently I’m not the only one noticing SNL’s lack of humor.
Does anyone else find this shocking? Frightening? A bit fascist?
WASHINGTON — General Motors Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Wagoner will step down immediately as part of President Barack Obama’s aid plan for the automaker, a person familiar said today.
The unexpected move by Wagoner, who has served as chief executive for eight years and worked at GM for more than three decades, comes just ahead of a rollout of the terms under which Obama will extend more aid to GM and Chrysler.
Wagoner was asked by the administration to step aside, and agreed to leave. It was not clear who would replace him; chief operating officer Fritz Henderson would appear to be the most likely candidate.
GM declined to comment.
Maybe Obama just didn’t like how GM was a big sponsor of conservative talk radio?
Villifying Wall Street is uber chic in the Age of Obama. The campaign money was great, but now Wall Street is the symbol of all that is wrong in this brave new Obama world and they must be punished.
Since 1998, the financial sector has given a total of $37.6 million to Obama, compared to $32.1 million to McCain. But Obama ran for his first national office only in 2004. So McCain got less from the financial industry in a decade that included two runs for president than Obama did in four years.
As we’ve seen in recent weeks, Wall Street gets what it pays for. Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd included language in the stimulus bill allowing executives of the bailed-out banks to collect million-dollar bonuses.
And yet the Democrats’ endless favors for their Wall Street friends never sticks to them because everyone treats Democrats’ shilling for their own contributors as if it’s a Nixon-goes-to-China moment.
Here’s the thing – the Obama administration didn’t fully intend to throw their generous benefactors under the bus, not at all. For goodness sakes, the Obama administration arranged to keep the AIG bonuses in the bailout in the first place then feigned ignorance (not a lot of acting involved) when it became public.
Of course now it’s ultra cool to board a charter and take a rich-hunt tour of the AIG executive homes just to taunt them. Please take note that Obama has not condemned such actions – in fact, he’s eerily silent. Contrast that to President Bush asking Americans not to take out our anger after 9/11 on Muslims in America.
A drunken middle school teacher forces her students to dance with her as she “grinds” her bare bum against them. Oh, and it’s caught on video by the students. This sounds like grounds for dismissal, right?
“We told her, Miss Nelson, please pull up your pants’, and she did, but then they fell down again and she held them there,” the eighth-grader said, also noting her teacher did not appear to have on underwear.
“She was kinda grinding, like, putting her butt against you,” the student said.
Reports show Nelson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.26 and later ran from the school to a nearby community center where she was found passed out by a pool.
Apparently this wasn’t the first time she came to work drunk:
In a separate incident in October 2006, reports indicate Nelson failed to show up for a third-period class at Seven Spring Middle School. A school resource officer found Nelson passed out in her car surrounded by bottles of wine.
Instead of just suspending pending criminal action, the school district is moving her to another school pending a decision by the school board!
District administrators say Nelson remains on administrative leave pending a decision on her future by the Pasco County School Board.
A recommendation on how to discipline Nelson will be made during an April 21 school board meeting. The decision on whether or not to terminate her employment will ultimately be left up to the school board.
She was ordered to change schools and undergo a substance abuse program, but remained employed with the Pasco County school district.
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Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised but I so loved David Letterman’s brand of humor when I was in college. It was off the wall, with Panicky Guy, the NBC pages, Larry “Bud” Melman, viewer mail. Maybe I’m remembering incorrectly, but wasn’t he an equal opportunity comedy shot-taker when it came to presidents? So what’s with his latest faux comedy, bitter editorial on all the joking about the TOTUS?
The joke (if it was meant to be a joke) is so nonsensical as to render it useless.
This makes more sense:
Remember that Pledge drive I posted about yesterday? Well, it seems that one of their very competent volunteers, Colleen O’Brien, decided it would be wise to post all of the information that she gathered in the last two days on her blog located on the BarackObama.com website.
She posted it at 8:38 PM ET and it’s still there as of 9:26 PM ET.
Attended two local events yesterday and today to get pledges
By Colleen O’Brien – Mar 22nd, 2009 at 8:38 pm EDT
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Got 26 pledges. Was not able to turn in, except by phone. The pledges are:
Out of respect for the duped pledgers, I’m not going to post thier info. I won’t even post the link, but you can find it for your self at the BarackObama.com – you’ll have to look for the blogs.
10:08 PM ET and it’s still there.
11:45 PM ET and all is still there.
I hadn’t noticed that at 11:35 PM someone posted a comment:
The Brownshirts are supposed to be knocking at your door today!
Just in case you doubted that President Obama is still in campaign mode:
Seriously? We will be asked to sign a pledge to President Obama? Does this not concern anyone?
Well, my personal plan (should a lovely volunteer approach me) is to engage the Obamabot in conversation. Perhaps I’ll discuss Obama’s appearance on Jay Leno and how it upset me, a mother of a child with Down syndrome, that our president so easily, so casually, was able to make a joke at my son’s expense. Perhaps I will discuss the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and how Barack Obama was able to hear testimony about how a baby with Down syndrome was born alive after an abortion and left to die on a shelf and Obama was still able to coldly vote against the act. Perhaps we’ll discuss exactly what s/he is doing asking me to sign a pledge of loyalty?
I will take up the volunteer’s time because time spent with me is time taken away from getting other people to pledge their souls away.
Operation Disorganizing for America – engage the volunteers for as long as you can and waste their time. Be cordial, be informative and be strong.
No doubt you’re already aware of Speaker Pelosi’s grand scheme to stimulate the economy–give hundreds of millions of dollars to family planning services. Remove the children and you remove the burden to society. It’s quite simple really, why isn’t anyone getting this?
In case you didn’t hear it from the horse’s mouth:
So where else can this go?
Like Michelle Malkin points out:
Up next: Emergency funding for suicide manuals and euthanasia education.
It should be noted that the disability community has thought about that for a long time now. Michelle Malkin’s comment reminded me of this from the Ragged Edge Online Magazine:
Customer Service Representative: It is the law, Ralph. Assisted suicide procedures and methods are regulated by both federal and state governments. It is administered under END-A, the Early Need for Death Act that was passed by Congress in 2020. Since that time, unapproved suicides are illegal and punishable by fine and imprisonment.
Ralph: What’s the reason for that?
CSR: Unapproved suicides can be highly ineffective and often result in incomplete suicides. One incomplete suicide can leave a patient and his or her family with extremely high, long-term, health care costs. Ten years ago, Unregulated Incomplete Suicides (UIS) were threatening the viability of the entire Managed Universal Care System. On the other hand, Approved Assisted Suicide is the most cost-effective medical procedure in the history of health care. The Administration of END-A has now established best-practice guidelines and inexpensive toolkits that ensure an effective, safe suicide experience for about 98 percent of patients who are eligible for the procedure.
Ralph: Well, I have always tried to follow the advice of my personal physician.
CSR: Very wise, Ralph. Touchstone Healthcare encourages all eligible patients to use Approved Assisted Suicide. Most patients are highly satisfied with the outcome and benefit package. Oh, good, I see your doctor’s order is on my screen. Okay, I can move to the authorization process.
Ralph: How does that work?
CSR: I will ask you a series of questions. I will record your answers for privacy and compliance requirements. Ready?
Ralph: I guess so.
CSR: Okay. Ralph, state your name, date of birth, and patient account number.
Ralph: Ralph Craven. Date of birth was 06/27/1990. My account number is 2175-002-4569.
CSR: Ralph, what is your physician-approved END?
CSR: What is your Early Need for Death?
Ralph: I have Predicted Genetic Terminal Illness.
CSR: Has your physician explained what that means?
Ralph: Yes. It means that DNA tests have determined that I definitely will die from something within 20 to 30 years. It is not possible to predict what disease will cause my death, but the DNA predictive test results were conclusive. My doctor said the 20- to 30- year prognosis makes me eligible for Approved Assisted Suicide.
CSR: Ralph, did your physician explain the Suicide Benefit Package?
Ralph: Yes. In fact, the benefit package is what helped me make the decision to go with assisted suicide. The package is just too good to pass up. My family will receive a Suicide Choice Rebate from the Touchstone Healthcare, and they will still collect my life insurance.
CSR: Right, Ralph. For most people it is a real win-win situation. Well, let me go ahead and email you the Patient Suicide Handbook and Toolkit. The Handbook describes the procedure and tells you how to prepare and what to expect from your assisted suicide. The Toolkit includes your choice of a lethal dose of Endal, or a reusable handgun. If you choose the handgun option, a family member must ship the gun back to Touchstone within thirty days or its cost will be deducted from your Suicide Choice Rebate. The Patient Suicide Handbook also is loaded with other practical information about crematoria and other resources that you might be interested in. Shall I ship your Handbook and Toolkit today?
Ralph: Okay. And I will take the Endal option.
CSR: Excellent choice, Ralph. Your Handbook and complete Assisted Suicide Toolkit will arrive by UPS within 24 hours.
CSR: Is there anything else I can help you with today, Ralph?
Ralph: No thank you, Susan. You have been very helpful. I’m sure I will be quite satisfied.
There must be a grain of Joe Bidenesque patriotism in all of this!
President Obama doesn’t want Republicans to listen to Rush Limbaugh. In a matter of time, he may not even want the name, Rush Limbaugh, spoken. Well, in the spirit of bipartisanship of which President Obama once spoke, I thought we should take on some of the sillyness of liberal Democrats and show our support of Rush by taking on his name. You know, like Sunshine Hussein Lipshits.
What sounds better, Candy Rush Slice or Candy Limbaugh Slice? Should there be a hyphen? Or should it be Candy Rush Limbaugh Slice?
If only more “Republicans” in congress would actually listen to Rush Limbaugh…