Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting His Ire Up

obama, obama jokes, scandals, ireland, G8, summit, Africa, conservative, stilton jarlsberg, hope n' change, hope and change, tea party

Yes, Barack O'Bama and his lovely wife, Shillelagh (Gaelic for "Michelle"), are living it up in Ireland for a couple of days and a few million dollars. He's attending the G8 summit for the critical purpose of being away from reporters asking about his legion of scandals, and Michelle and the girls are along for the critical purpose of burning through millions of taxpayer dollars to have lunch with Bono (really), look at harps in museums (really), and to tell anyone in Ireland who'll listen that "it's good to be home" (really).

The president also took time off from his busy schedule to give a speech to an audience of Irish teens, telling them to "stay peaceful" and lay off any Catholic versus Protestant violence - perhaps by converting to Islam. Okay, he didn't say that last part, but it's more or less implied at this point.

Following the summit in Ireland, the first family will be off to their $100 million African vacation (during which we doubt that Michelle will say "it's good to be home"). The trip formerly involved a safari, but it was cancelled when news sources learned that the president would be surrounded by snipers who would target anything dangerous that got too close - which is ironically the same policy the president has been applying to news organizations domestically.

Still, despite the huge expenses involved, Hope n' Change fervently believes that the first family's travel expenses are worth every sequester-pinched penny.

Unless, of course, they come back.


Robert Sudbury III said...

I laughed and laughed at that cartoon. Then I realized it cost us a 100 million dollars. Damn, jokes are expensive.

John the Econ said...

I guess if there is an upside to globalized Islamic terrorism, it's that it made the Catholics and Protestants realize that they each had a real enemy with an actual mandate to blow them all to hell, and bickering amongst themselves was just silly. You take your victories where you find them.

$100-million for a single trip? Is he actually trying to compete with some petro-dollar-rich Arab Sheik for the "most profligate vacation" award for 2013?

Or is it considering that national debt during the Obama reign so far has gone up over $17,000 per-person, he's just taking the vacations that Americans won't or can't take themselves. Another sacrifice for our benefit, he no doubt thinks.

As for the President's safari, I was amazed that even after spending $100-million, that "We do not have a limitless supply of assets to support presidential missions...". I guess they're saving all that high-powered ammo they've been buying lately for domestic uses.

But it is nice to finally know that this administration actually does recognize some "limits".

Earl said...

While in Africa will they stop by Libya for a visit? They'll have lots more protection than the four dead Americans.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

I cannot conceive of these two claiming Irish heritage, and getting away with it to the level they do. But, then again, my grand-dad, an "off the boat" Irishmen (he was a LEGAL immigrant, all you leftists - he also voted "D" his whole time as a citizen; right up until he found the "D" in a-b-o-r-t-i-o-n.), used to say that a black man was just an Irishman turned inside out. I can finally argue with him: These two turn me inside out, and I'm still Caucasian...

(Good call, @Earl. But such cowards go nowhere angels fear to tread...)

Manfred said...

I'm with Mr. Sudbury III. Laughed out loud. Wept over the spending and lack of outrage within the Congress. Must press on and let the statists steal our joy, even though they steal our money.

Kitty said...

It's fabulous for Michelle to be back in Ireland. It was her Irish ancestor who was a slave owner, after all.

Jim Hlavac said...

I can't imagine what they'll discuss at the G-8 Meeting. Maybe: "How's your economy?"
etc etc
"OK, then, let's raise taxes on everyone."
What is the point of these meetings?
Other than leftist riots?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Robert Sudbury III- Jokes are expensive. That's why, in the past, only the rich could laugh. But thanks to Barry's socialistic "spread the mirth" approach, we're all part of the joke now.

@John the Econ- Barry actually devoted part of his speech to taking credit for Northern Ireland's relative peace. I'm surprised he hasn't also taken credit for keeping the peace with Canada.

As far as his African trip, I think the "snipers vs wildlife" safari was cancelled not because of cost, but because of the potential PR backlash if a cheetah, minding its own business in its own environment, got blown away because it gave Barry the stink eye. Remember how much crap Jimmy Carter got for beating the stew out of a swimming rabbit that got too close to his boat?

@Earl- That's a good idea. Barry could go to the burned out mission and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Truth.

Your Friend in Christ said...

Stilti, I think I have a picture that applies to you. I'll post it at the end.

Presidents attend economic summits, and I'm willing to wager that many have brought their wives. It's nothing out of the normal.

As for the presidents wife, did you even read the story you linked... " You have made my family feel right at home in Ireland, and you guys are pretty awesome," she said. "
How dare she say such a thing.

Then the wisecrack about Africa, and her saying its good to be home... Yeah, borderline racism is funny.

Anyway here's the picture Stilti, maybe if you let Jesus into your heart you can let go of the hate.

Barbara Finger said...

As to the name "Shillelagh" being Celtic (I think you mean Irish Gaelic) for "Michelle", I think that must have been a bit tongue-in-cheek. I'd always thought a shillelagh was a cudgel or a club.

I did a search on Google and what I found makes "Shillelagh" a perfect name for Michelle.

***link to Google results page for the search term “shillelagh” -,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47883778,d.eWU&fp=d00f2fdf99df978d&biw=1600&bih=607

Earl Allison said...

Stilton, you do a grave injustice to the Peanut Farmer in Chief. If I recall correctly, the rabbit swam out to Carter's boat and ATTACKED him!

But for Carter's swift and powerful response, we might have had a President Mondale in our history!

Imagine how the media would cover such a story if it were Zero Dark Squirty being attacked? Why, I bet the infamous "Night of the Lepus" would have a massive surge of popularity!

We'd hear how the Bravest President evah nobly fought off one of natures perfect predators.

Oh, and a big HI! to the concern troll! Hope some sunshine beams in under your bridge (and doesn't turn you to stone, because that would be mean!)

Hope all is well, Stilton!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Emmentaler Limburger- I, too, am a bit skeptical about just how "Irish" these two are. Oh sure, they've got a snippet of Irish DNA mixed in with everything else, but that doesn't make Ireland "home" to either of these posers.

@Manfred- Remember a long, long time ago when Barry was whining about the "Republican Sequester Cuts" (which he demanded) and how they'd put the government on such a tight budget that they couldn't accomplish basic tasks? Somehow, that just doesn't square with the level of luxury we're seeing while the O'Bamas are on the road.

@Kitty- And now, all these generations later, her family is holding the whip again. Good times!

@Jim Hlavac- The G-8 Meeting is really about the incredibly good continental breakfasts.

@Your Friend in Christ- First, just let me say how glad I am to welcome a good, solid Christian to our little chat area. I absolutely believe that you are washed in the blood of the lamb and not a heretical troll. Let me come down from the mountain, tablets in each arm, to answer your questions:

• Yes, first ladies have attended functions with their husbands before. But the O'Bamas push the limits of taste and sanity with their expenditures during a time when the president has claimed that sequestration has put his own Whitehouse on a starvation diet.

• Michelle opened her remarks in Ireland with "it is good to be home," which is freaking ridiculous. I agree that there's nothing wrong with saying "you made my family feel at home" (which she also did) - but saying that it is home is a pandering lie.

• I specifically said that Michelle would not say "it's good to be home" in Africa. And how in hell (oops, sorry, forgot your devout faith) could it be "borderline racist" to suggest that African-Americans have roots in Africa? Are you saying that she's 100% Irish and doesn't have any African DNA? And why do you equate African ancestry and racism? Perhaps you should spend some time in prayer thinking about your obvious prejudices.

• Actually, the picture is pretty darn funny - and I agree with it. When you come to hate someone, over time and with much evidence and tremendous provocation, everything they do is annoying. I freely admit that's how Barry and Michelle affect me these days; I can't look at a picture of them eating snowcones without wanting to puke. But I wouldn't call that "hate," I'd call it "discerning taste."

@Barbara Finger- Darn it, I did mean Gaelic instead of Celtic! Thanks for catching that, and I've updated the commentary to hide my shame. My grandfather was a full-blooded, red-haired Irishman and I should know better.

And yes, the "Shillelagh" reference was a deliberate joke - and you've got the definitions correct!

@Earl Allison- You're right that it was a vicious amphibious attack rabbit that went after Carter, and at least he fought back on his own rather than calling in Seal Team Six.

If any wild animal was killed for Barry's protection, the PETAphiles would have gone nuts. Which, frankly, would have been pretty entertaining.

Mike Porter said...

Stilton: according to all of the available evidence to date (mitochondrial DNA being the strongest piece) it would appear that we are all out of Africa at some point. So of course MO would not say 'good to be home' when there. As the Underground Commedian once quipped: 'Obama has been to outer space - the proof is in the fact that he brought back a Klingon'. As to the friend in JC, by all means practice forgiveness and turn the other cheek... but there comes a point when doing so more than once is pretty much akin to spreading ass. And trust me when I say, some folks would rather fight than switch.

John the Econ said...

Clearly, the media's love affair with Obama is slowly returning. I guess they felt they had to do something when it came out the other day that his approval ratings had actually fallen below Bush's.

Anyone else notice the fawning over Obama's "big" speech at the Brandenburg Gate yesterday? Almost every story was comparing it to JFK's famous speech 50 years ago. Only 1 report I saw compared it to the much more famous "and relevant" speech by Ronald Reagan, where he said "Tear down this wall".

Also not mentioned was that he was addressing a crowd of less than 5,000 instead of the 20,000 adoring Germans who watched him 5 years ago.

Seems that most of the Germans actually have jobs now.

Emmentaler "It's Only A Flesh Wound" Limburger said...

@Stilton: Carter was justified. It was actually an descendant of The Rabbit of Caerbannog? The boat conversation, before they got the Holy Oar of Antioch into play, went something like.... this:

Carter: Well, that's no ordinary rabbit! That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
Mondale: You tit! I soiled my armor, I was so scared!
Carter: Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide, it's a killer!
Brzezinski: Get stuffed!
Carter: He'll do you up a treat, mate.
Brzezinski: Oh, yeah?
Mondale: Mangy Conservative's git!
Carter: I'm warning you!

@YFIC: Don't you DARE use Him to justify your position. Jesus did not condone anything I see coming from these rotters - particularly the murder of the innocent. And charity at gunpoint likely buys you no space in His kingdom - especially if you're one of those holding the gun.

@Barbara: it is indeed. I have one in my basement. Short, black, fat piece of wood cut from a young tree, including a branch section by which it is wielded. The similarities are striking...

Earl Allison said...

And please remember, dear friends, how President Obama is the Smartest Prezzie Evah! Somehow the ebil Boooosh used a mind control ray on President Thin-Skin, forcing him to call Chancellor George Osborne 'Jeffrey,' the name of a soul singer, three times.

Can you imagine what the MSM would have made of this had it been Boooosh?

Thank the Maker President Zero Dark Squirty never said the US had 57 states, or had a problem getting an umbrella through a security gate, or gave the Queen of England an iPod filled with his own speeches! Nope, not our Bammy!

So never forget, history will remember Boooosh and Dan Quayle as substandard thinkers, but not our current Smartest Prezzie Evah!

And there is no liberal news media bias :P

PS -- John the Econ, it was 200,000 5 years ago, making it an over 95% drop in crowd attendence!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Mike Porter- If we are all, indeed, "Out of Africa," then it seems like maybe the Left could quit complaining about Evil White People and (in their words) "Move on." Failing that, I'd at least like to become eligible for an Affirmative Action job in which I don't need any actual work skills.

@John the Econ- Frankly, I was very moved when Barry put his own fresh spin on JFK's speech, saying "Ich Bein Ein Beginner." (rimshot)

And as Earl Allison points out below, B. Hussein's audience of 5,000 was actually down from 200,000 a few years ago. By my reckoning, that makes him 97.5% less appealing than he was back then.

@Emmentaler- Look at the bones, man!

And per the troll, I think it's particularly reprehensible for him/her/it to come to this space to mock Christianity, as if it were some sort of cudgel that could be used against me. Why don't people with opposing viewpoints ever want to converse calmly and with facts?

Then again, I think we all know the answer to that one.

@Earl Allison- This "smartest prezzie" reveals staggering ignorance every time he opens his yap.

Emmentaler "I is now elightened" Limburger said...

Wasn't dey crowin dat Jimmy Cahtah wuz de smahtest Prezidunt in alla his-toe-reee? An' dint dey say dezact same bout Wahld Beel? I weren't dare, but I's bettin dey sed da same bout Wilson (most edumacated, is ac-djewally wut dey sed back den) and Rew-ze-velt da secund?

It do wear evah so thin, it do, that yous cosoyvative folk cain't see frum dis dater dat da democrats is evolvin' at a faster rate. Cue effin' E Dee and nuff sed bah me.