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Speech… 29 August 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, The Battle for New Orleans.

I linked to this in the last thread, an illustrated children’s book on, what else?, what Mama Democrats do, having found it at SMBIVA, one of several great posts in a row from Al Schumann… infantilization being the theme…

We’re infantilized all right.  (I like this illustration a lot, as well.)

Speech in New Orleans today…. then, wheels up!  Back to the Vegetable Patch on Penn Ave, then an address to the nation on Tuesday.

A busy social calendar.  Speechmaking is hard work.




1. catnip - 29 August 2010

Ummm…My Pet Goat, anyone?

marisacat - 29 August 2010

“I love you back!!”….

catnip - 29 August 2010

Follow-up book: Why Mama’s Going to the Food Bank

Subtitle: No, it Doesn’t Rhyme But Mama’s Busy Looking for a Damn Job and Doesn’t Have Time for the Cutesy Shit Anymore

marisacat - 29 August 2010

But he loves you!! Don’t Mama love him?

CSTAR - 29 August 2010

Excuse my complete and utter lack of sense of humor (maybe comes with age) I’m still scratching my head. Is that website a satire?

catnip - 29 August 2010

Sadly, no.

marisacat - 29 August 2010

No it’s for real…

catnip - 29 August 2010

ummm, hello? (0+ / 0-)

Why is it that Obama’s critics are so fond

of this “boyfriend” metaphor? Says a lot, doesn’t it.

Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

by fou on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 05:05:23 PM MDT


Love the man.

Love, love, love, love the man!

Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

by fou on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 03:32:27 PM MDT

I rest my case.

“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” – Eckhart Tolle

by catnip on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 11:08:36 PM MDT

ts - 29 August 2010

The follow up is called, “Obama says because Mama’s unemployed, she’s lazy. And some lipless guy on the teevee says she’s crazy.”

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 August 2010

and of course Mama Obama says your mama’s so fat …

marisacat - 29 August 2010

😆 lipless in the press room

2. CSTAR - 29 August 2010

There is a “purchase” button, but I’d hate to be the fool that falls for that trap.

marisacat - 29 August 2010

And just think: altogether, it is 24 pages!

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 August 2010

piktur lurnin’ is hard werk

3. catnip - 29 August 2010

Oh Jeebus. Obama’s quoting from the Book of Job. (See? He’s not Muslim!)

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 August 2010

I’m sure he got that as right as this biblical scholar got the Jeebus parts right.

catnip - 29 August 2010

I watched a bit of Beckapalooza on C-SPAN yesterday. My Dog – Religious Wingnuts ‘R Us. I needed Gravol after that.

As a Canadian, I continually wince at all of this “founding fathers” talk. I’ll bet you 98% of Canadians can’t name more than 2 of our “founding fathers” – because we don’t care; we’ve moved on. When you live so steeped in tradition, it can eventually become the stranglehold that keeps you stuck. And that’s so glaringly obvious in American culture.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 August 2010

the worse thing is that Americans are steeped in a mis-remembered tradition.

Milwaukee is overrun today with attendees to the American Legion convention. Everywhere I go it’s flags on hats and shirts and fluttering behind Harleys. Everyone “supports the troops” and is “proud to be an American” and so on and on and on. NO ONE remembers that going back to before this was one country, when it was 13 loosely allied separate putative countries, the Continental Congress refused to pay or adequately equip “our troops”. They refused to do it before, during or after EVERY war this country fought, with the possible partial exception of WW2. Younger troops have again and again attacked older troops demanding what they were promised, whether it was the attack on the Bonus Army or the mob that threated Congress itself after the Revolution. The Imperial Military chews up and spits and shits out people in uniform, and it does it to EVERY generation. No one chooses to remember or believe it. Fathers and grandfathers who were fucked over eagerly offer up their sons, mothers get all weepy over their broken and beaten children, and gawd forfend anybody say this is a bad idea.

It’s a country steeped in delusions masquerading as traditions. Makes me sick and sad.

catnip - 29 August 2010

It’s a country steeped in delusions masquerading as traditions.

Exactly – on all fronts: military, government, religious.

And when the major systems break down, nothing resembling any kind of actual change is tolerated. Change you can believe in is Change you must tolerate according to the powers that be.

marisacat - 29 August 2010

That’s the thing, it never changes…. and turning on the mil is not exclusive to this country either… nor the mil turning on itself… nor government turning on the mil.

NOR the mil being turned on the people. Which is where we are headed in my opinion.

BTW, i would be so entertained if even one Democrat had the shriveling balls to tell that only one R voted for the GI Bill.

Which whatever one thinks of war, post war or the nationalist roots of fascism, did in fact fuel the middle class.

marisacat - 29 August 2010

Glenn is so bad.. I also caught his “exclusive” interview with FNC today with Chris Wallace…

SO bad.

catnip - 29 August 2010

They discussed whether these tea party candidates who are being elected now will help Obama’s re-election on Tweety’s show this morning by scaring the independents. The consensus was “yes”. Really? I highly doubt it.

catnip - 29 August 2010

He also touted the new VA hospital. I caught an hour of Spike Lee’s documentary last nite and there’s a lot of opposition to trashing Charity Hospital and replacing it with this new “health center” a few blocks away (that would take up 27 city blocks and destroy numerous historic homes.)

marisacat - 29 August 2010

He just loses it over the whole muslim thing. The reality of it s that back in 2007 in particular, his sister was much more open about their childhoods and their mother than Obby has ever been able to be.

Sometimes I get the feeling Obby is overly conflicted out of some hatred or resentment for his mother and her second husband.

The fella has issues… and god it is old and boring.

catnip - 29 August 2010

Queue another Leave Obama Alone! wreck-list diary.

Arguing, even vehemently, the issues, disagreeing, etc. is always called for. Scream at the top of your lungs – the ISSUEs. But such counter productive, vehement, venomous (see the similarity to the right?) personal reaction to a very good man managing such a delicate balance is just plain nuts.

Right. But it’s okay to talk about how much you LOVE him and how sexy he is without a shirt on. Those personal reactions are just hunky dory.

What’s wrong with this picture?

This is why I, in the face of extreme impatience and frustration, still give 100% enthusiastic, untempered support to this President. If we did this en masse, all the while blasting out our frustration over the issues, it would send a message to the confused, to those who look around to see what others think and believe, to the masses. It would lend comfort to many with doubts.

The Man has absolutely no connection to “the issues”.

catnip - 29 August 2010

Ooops. HTML cleanup in aisle 4.

marisacat - 29 August 2010

so when I stop laughing let me get this straight… the diarist is worried about the need to comfort the masses… to properly message the confused?

Oh lordy!

catnip - 29 August 2010

He forgot one part of that equation: comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 August 2010

These Vans Can See You Naked With Their Full-Body Scanners

It’s not just airport security that can see you naked with their full-body scanner, AS&E’s Z Backscatter Vans do the same thing. Only difference is that, well, vans are mobile vehicles that can hit the streets and target anyone.

5. marisacat - 29 August 2010

“In Washington, we are restoring competence and accountability,” Obama said

From the Politico report on his drop in to NO…

6. marisacat - 30 August 2010

hmmm… Business Insider read around the NYT the past couple of days… Several links embedded in the piece, including one to a Week in Review article that ts linked to…

[B]ut it’s not just that the right is uber-motivated. One of Obama’s key bases — the NYT and its readers — is throwing in the towel.

Check out this Krugman post where he wonders when Obama is finally going to do something bold on the economy… and then check out the dispirited comments.

Here’s one of the top-rated ones:

I don’t understand the inaction (both legislatively and use of his bully pulpit) either…. I can only HOPE, that the President knows something that everyone else doesn’t. Barring that, then he isn’t the person I voted for.

Then go read this unsigned official editorial from the Times: Waiting For Mr. Obama. The first line:

If President Obama has a big economic initiative up his sleeve, as he hinted recently, now would be a good time to let the rest of us in on it.

Then go read this from the Week In Review section about Obama’s rapidly dwindling policy options on the economy.

It all seems pretty clear. Obama has lost the NYT and its readers. …

OK Obby, bad news bears are gathering.

Read more: Link to Business Insider

7. catnip - 30 August 2010
8. marisacat - 30 August 2010



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