Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Squeak Up

Barack Obama is asked why he lied about Benghazi terror attact

Tonight's the night that millions of people of all ages, all income levels, and all ethnicities will be turning on the television to pay rapt attention to an unflinching, no-holds-barred look at the nightmarish problems and challenges currently shaping America and the dismal prospects for our future.

We are referring, of course, to "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." 

But political junkies may prefer tuning in to the first of the Presidential Debates, during which Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama will be asked what kind of ice cream he likes, and challenger Mitt Romney will be asked to give the exact value of Pi to the thousandth decimal, while dodging thrown vegetables, livestock, and quite possibly small arms fire from the debate moderator.

Which is a great pity, because there are a lot of important questions which desperately need straight answers from this president - and we doubt many will be asked.

• Why is the president using executive privilege to cover up who in his administration is responsible for the bloody "Fast & Furious" massacres? And how does he feel about yet another border agent being murdered by the kinds of people he's been giving guns to?

• Exactly who, outside of the president's immediate family, political cronies, and Sandra Fluke's parade of boyfriends is better off than they were four years ago?

• Why is the price of health insurance and healthcare treatment going up for almost all Americans when the president promised Obamacare would bend the cost curve downward?

• When the president tells Russia he'll have "more flexibility" after the election, what exactly does that mean - and why doesn't he want voters to know about it now?

• Why did the president tell the world that the attack in Benghazi was not terrorism when he knew that it was? Why hasn't he even initiated an investigation to find those who murdered our Ambassador and Navy Seals? Followup question: Did the president really think killing Bin Laden was the same as defeating Al-Qaeda?

• Why is the president against school choice, considering it is poor minority communities who are hurt worst by our current school system?

• Why hasn't the president asked the Democrat Senate to produce even one budget during his entire first term? And why is the Commander-in-Chief ready to accept crippling cuts to the military budget because his alleged "supercommittee" couldn't find any budget cuts acceptable to the president's party?

• What steps is the president taking to prevent going over the fiscal cliff in approximately 90 days, raising taxes across the board and, according to every expert, forcing this country into a new and deeper recession?

• What's the f*cking deal with all the golf?!

We doubt that these or similarly important questions will get asked. And no matter what the queries are, Obama will throw up (so to speak) a cloud of lofty, rhetorically impressive, and thoroughly meaningless words until his little "time's up" light comes on.

Although frankly, we think that light came on almost four years ago.

Play along during the debate, America! You could lose another trillion dollars!


TrickyRicky said...

I'll take War on Womyn for $200, Alex. Oops, wrong game.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Spot on, expect for one point: I'm betting Sandra Fluke's boyfriends aren't better off than they were four years ago. Particularly since no-one is pushing for the government to provide the creams and antibiotics they now likely require...

And I'll just have to watch now that I have an official Ă˜bama Bingo Card! Thanks, Stilton!

Colby said...

Too funny, Dr. J! ...and sadly, you have no doubt shown us the inevitible. I also think it's wonderful that the Commision on Presidential Debates talked Lehrer into doing "just one more." Who the hell is this "commission" anyway, and how does one go about becoming a member? Why is there NEVER anybody from Fox News picked as a moderator? I suspect "The Commission" wanted Ed Shultz, Chris Matthews and David Letterman, but figured those choices might be just a tad bit obvious.

I'm still praying Mr. Romney can wade through the muck to get his message through. I really think if the lemmings get a good look at the real Mitt, a few of them just might wake up.

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

It is because your list of excellent questions will not be asked of Turdboy that I won't watch the debates. That, and the following reasons: First, I already know that I'm voting for Romney/Ryan and don't need to be convinced. Second, watching and listening to the Fecal-Coliform-Bacteria-In-Chief makes me want to hurl chunks and I hate hurling before bedtime.
If anything noteworthy happens, I will catch it tomorrow on HotAir or other alternate media site.

CenTexTim said...

"We doubt that these or similarly important questions will get asked."

Well, at least not by the moderators. But if he wants to win Mitt should come out swinging.

And speaking of tough questions, let's tip our hats to Univision for doing the mainstream media's job. Too bad it was in Spanish...

Jim Hlavac said...

There's always hope someone in the audience will stand up and say "Mr. President, you're mistaken, big time." Or "LIAR!" Or maybe Obama will say something believably stupid, rather than something you have to go look up. Or maybe Romney can crack some joke that clarifies. You know, these things are like NASCAR, around and around and around -- no crash = boring.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@TrickyRicky- Actually, setting up the debate in a Jeopardy format would be pretty entertaining!

@Emmentaler- In fairness to Ms. Fluke, I assumed that her boyfriends were riddled with STDs before enjoying her pneumatic services.

@Colby- Apparently, the opening for Jim Lehrer only came up when it turned out that "The Pimp with a Limp" had a scheduling conflict.

And more seriously, I am hoping that a few people will hear Mitt tonight and think "hey wait, this guy is making sense."

@CenTexTim- Great link, and I certainly hope that Mitt DOES go straight for Barry's throat by bringing up some of these tough issues.

Regarding Univision, I'm still sort of stunned that they went after Obama hard in their interview, and followed up with actual reporting on the bloodbath that is "Fast & Furious." And even after Univision has brought devastating facts to light, the MSM isn't sharing the news with viewers because it would look bad for their boy king. Disgraceful.

@Jim Hlavac- Mitt Romney can look balefully at Obama and say "I knew Jack Kennedy. I was a friend of Jack Kennedy. And you, sir, are an asshole."

Okay, those shouldn't be the exact words. But it's true that when the moment aligns perfectly, lightning can strike with devastating results in debates. Which is why I'm hoping that when Mitt victoriously leaves the stage, the only thing left of his opponent will be still-smoking penny loafers.

John the Econ said...

Since the narrative for the last several days has been that Obama is "out of practice" in debating, since he hasn't done it (or much of anything else of substance) in 4 years, I expect the moderators to again go easy on him. Just call it the "soft bigotry of low expectations" for America's affirmative action President.

Obama is helpless when without teleprompter and off-script. And he says zany things when he's nervous or mad, so I hope that Romney and his team have plenty of material to deliver to that end.

Here are a few additional questions I'd like asked, which, of course, never will be:

Why did his budget get absolutely zero votes, even among Democrats?

Where does his administration get off authorizing the Office of Management and Budget to promise to compensate defense contractors with taxpayer dollars for any legal penalties that would stem from violating the WARN Act, a federal law that requires employers to warn employees at least 60 days in advance of mass layoffs? (Due to unfortunate timing, "Sequestration" will require that under the WARN act, tens-of-thousands of defense workers be delivered layoff notices 4 days before the election. Ooops!)

What's the difference between being a dictatorship and just granting waivers for laws that are inconvenient for people you like?

And Here comes Honey Boo Boo is an argument for eugenics. It's a family that could only be made possible by 50 years of leftist policy.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@John the Econ- My list of questions wasn't encyclopedic, but your additions are essential. "Not a single democrat vote in favor of your proposed budget" could draw blood (are you listening, Mitt?)

And I'm livid about the Whitehouse telling defense contractors NOT to send out legally required layoff notices before the election, and then saying that taxpayers will pay the fines for breaking federal law. This is clearly the appropriation of taxpayer monies for campaign purposes, which should be a criminal offense. Not that Eric Holder is likely to bring charges.

KyudoNV said...

Did I detect a little reference to Monty Python in that last panel?

Mike Porter said...

Stilton: I see your point - one does not necessarily need to have known Jack Kennedy to know that this asshole is a real, well, asshole.

AHD: "Fecal-Coliform-Bacteria-In-Chief" is putting it rather nicely. I commend your restraint.

John the Econ: He is, of course, a master debater - and much like that character in 'Cars', it's like 'debater' without the 'de'. As to that WARN thingy, remember that there is nothing more inconvenient than having your 'chickens come home to roost' just prior to your bid for reelection.

John the Econ said...

@Stiltion, it's worse than that. It's simple fascism; Telling private companies how to behave to suit the political agenda of the administration, with the implicit threat that not going along will mean bigger consqeuenses later.

This should be a debate topic precisely because it is one of the main reasons why America's economy is stalled, and will continue to be moribund.

And you're right @Mike Porter, it is amusing to note that the WARN act was a creation of Democrats coming right back at them. But if Democrat administrations are permitted just to waive compliance with any law that they find inconvenient, can we really say that the "chickens have come home to roost"?

Barack Obama said...

For those of you who say I have no debate experience, let me be clear. I have debates every day. For example:

9 iron or 7 iron?
Pilsner, lager or stout?
Kiss Ahmadinejad's ass or Putin's ass?

See, it's not all fun and games up here at the top!

JustaJeepGuy said...

I was wondering the same thing.

Earl Allison said...

I imagine the unseen fourth panel is Obama hurtling into the chasm for failing to "answer these questions three."

All Mitt SHOULD have to do is ask President Thin-Skin about WARN and the debt ceiling, and why his (Obama's) positions both have done a complete 180 since he took the office of President.

Oh, and transparency, or cutting the deficit in half. Really, anything would do.

Or how the police could have acted stupidly when, earlier in the same statement to the press, Obama said that they didn't have all the facts.

Basically, I guess Mitt should ask if Obama lies all the time just for fun, or because it's simple unconsscious reflex after all these years.

I too hope to see Obama's shoes and a smoking crater after the debate -- but I'm not confident we will.

Thanks for posting!

Bobo said...

With the murder of Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie yesterday, I wonder if the DOJ and/or Homeland Security will reveal if he was killed by one of the feloniously acquired weapons from Fast and Furious or sweep it under the rug if so discovered.

"Rest in Peace, brother. We will take it from here." - Your brothers and sisters in law enforecement.

PRY said...

I believe a man in Romney's postiion, having dealt with all kindsa problems and people, will not shrink from bringing up the hard facts, which he MUST do, even if he must give a 2 second answer to his question and then turn to whatever HE wants to say. If he only answers the question, his time will run out without informing American's non-attentive viewers of what we are all up against! GO MITT!!! ABO!!!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@KyundoNV- Indeed you did!

@Mike Porter- It works equally well with any other famous name you want to substitute, as in "I know Bill Clinton, and you, sir, are an asshole," or "I know Ronald McDonald, and you, sir, are an asshole."

@John the Econ- You're completely right that defense contractors who obey the law will have every reason to believe they'll be punished if Obama wins reelection. And yes, that's pretty much fascism.

@Barack Obama- No question, you inherited a lot of tough choices.

@JustaJeepGuy- If you ever think there's a Monty Python reference, you should probably assume I put it there on purpose.

@Earl Allison- That's such a tempting thought that I may have to play with creating another image today.

And I'm hoping that Mitt DOES manage to work in some of those troubling and oh-so-important questions tonight. And I'll bet he does.

@Bobo- I posted a graphic about that horrible incident on Facebook, and you can see it here. The Border Patrol Agent who was murdered was working out of the station only recently renamed for Brian Terry, who was slain with DOJ guns - and the details of whose death have been covered up by Executive Privilege. I'm livid about this.

@PRY- I haven't seen anything to suggest cowardice or timidity in Mitt, and I'm betting/hoping that he's going to take the fight to Barry tonight.

PRY said...

AND....ya know, we need to take a few pages from the left's way of doing things...I think maybe conservatives play too nice sometimes. But, I guess by trying some of their ways,Romney would get fried...what the hell, the MSM will fry him anyway! Go for it, Mitt! Make us proud! Somebody get me a hot dog and a beer...oops, thought I was at a football game!

graylady said...

As a courtesy to my cardiologist, I will not be watching the debate tonight. I have a brand new copy of ACT OF VALOR and will be watching it instead.
I prefer to see men acting honorably and with courage (even in a movie) than see 90 minutes of Barry lying and shoveling s**t again.

Stan da Man said...

Smoking hole, no - hit by a bus, yes. Prez Preezy looked WEAK, needs real hair. Who the EFF picked those ties? I *liked* "trickle down government"...
Go Mitt!

Pete(Detroit) said...

Graylady, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Beat the Eff out of 'Starship Troopers 2' (stay AWAY from that one!)

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@PRY- Hot damn, what a debate! Mitt spanked Barry like the miserable dweeb he is, and he did it the hard way: no cheap shots, zingers, or one-liners. Rather, Mitt had the facts and presented cogent arguments, while Barry sulked, struggled, and kept dropping back to pre-rehearsed statements that had nothing to do with the topic. EXCELLENT!

@graylady- I understand your trepidation, but you missed a treat. I'm sure that the MSM will spin as best they can, but I thought Barry's performance was nothing short of an embarrassment. Much like his administration.

@Stan da Man- Was that sweet, or was that sweet?! You can bet that the "debate commission" is desperately rewriting the rules right now to prevent another massacre like we saw tonight.

@Pete(Detroit)- "Act of Valor" is definitely on my "must see" list. "Starship Troopers 2" not so much (though I enjoyed the first one).

Pete(Detroit) said...

Thanks for the Matthews link - WZ was puking on it... (FB, people, for now anyway) Takeaway tag lines of the night - "trickle down gummint" (My slur, not his) and "People say you government should not pick winners and losers - you seem to avoid this by ONLY picking LOSERS"

Stilt, if you want wooden acting, crappy dialog, tired and repetitive effects, and a mysterious pregnancy by all means check out ST2. Time better spent reading the book, or 'Citizen of the Galaxy' (also Heinlein) Both stellar. The movie? Fmeh. (tho one commenter said there was an ST3 that was actually worth watching - no personal experience.. )

John the Econ said...

Yawn, I should have watched "Here comes Honey Boo Boo". Would have been less bored.

Dear Romney campaign: Please contact me. Your candidate needs a way to express what Obama and his crony capitalists have done to America in a way that the "undecideds" can relate to.

And I was right; he was too gutless to bring up the WARN scandal; a prime example of the fascist strangulation this administration is putting on our country.

Pete D said...

I was actually kind of amused to see Romney (and the president, to a lesser extent) running roughshod over Lehrer. I thought the Prez looked tired, like George Clooney in "Up in the Air"

Pete D said...

O-M-Effing-G!!! Not having a TV (well, not watching it, actually) much less cable I had NO idea who / Honey Boo Boo was. So I googled. And then clicked. Auuuugh! Brain Bleach, Stat! TV tends to make you stupid in the first place, but holey CRAP! I could actually hear the neurons screaming in fear as the life was being sucked out of them like a Star Trek salt monster! Oh, the horror!