Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy News

Actually, the second panel pretty much sums up Hope n' Change's assessment of the current news cycle. None of the stuff we've been harping on forever has been made any better by the morons in charge (even slightly), but not much new has gone wrong in the past 24 hours in spectacular enough fashion to really demand a cartoon and commentary. Especially if it means postponing our drinking.

But if we didn't post SOME cartoon this morning, we were afraid that readers would think that we'd given a Canadian firm (and one of Michelle Obama's classmates) a few hundred million dollars to revamp the website, and that in the future you'd be forced to call a live operator to hear someone talk nasty about the Obama administration.

Nope, it's just a somewhat slow news day...which we should savor while we can. Especially since Barry has given Israel almost no choice other than unilaterally attacking Iran within the next few weeks.

Now that will merit a fullblown cartoon and commentary. Assuming we're all still here.


Fred Ciampi said...

Ahhhh, Satirical political cartoons, opiate of the masses. Stilt, you really do make Mondays bearable. Sometimes I say to my self "I retired for this?" Then I think, thank God I am retired else I would be paying more taxes for all of this Washington insanity. And, again, thank God I have VA medical ... I think. I'm going back to bed....... Zzzzzzzfart.

CenTexTim said...

It is sad, isn't it, that we've been reduced to being grateful for a day when barry and his accomplices don't screw anything up worse than it already is.

I think I'll have a cup of 'coffee' to celebrate.

Duke Mantee said...

"...unilaterally attacking Iran within the next few weeks."

Let's hope not, Stilt. I'm just a little too close to Iran right now. I don't think I could make it to the boat before I start glowing.

It's No Gouda said...

Yup, slow weekend for O-doesn'tcare, they only took down Verizon's servers for all 50 states. They musta missed the other seven.

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

Gee! He calls in the head of Verizon's "Enterprise" unit to solve the web site's problems, and Obamacare being the black hole (not to be confused with it's namesake)immediately sucks out all the electrons from Verizon's web servers. Who'd-a-thunk?

And to paraphrase Parliament Member Tony Barks comment "The honorable Member is living proof that a pig's bladder on a stick can be elected to Congress." Apply it to your congresscritter as applicable.

Jim Hlavac said...

So, what you're saying is that the Titanic we're on didn't hit a second iceberg? Well, then, off to the bar for happy hour! The engineers will solve the problem before we sink, I'm sure. Harrumph.

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

@Jim Hlavac: Obama's bloviating on 'glitches' is similar to the Titanic's Captain calling the Home Office "I'm afraid we've scratched the paint".

Colby said...

Carney is probably beside himself. It is a rare day indeed when he doesn't have to pull sixteen tons of pure, unadulterated bullshit out of thin air. But fret not, my friends. We all know (and painfully so) that president Urkel has not forgotten us serfs, and is hard at work behind the scenes dreaming up new ways to turn this country into Lower Slobovia.

I'm pretty sure that Mr. and Mrs. Obama were completely shocked and surprised when they recently found out that Michelle's old chum, Toni was a honcho at CGI. I imagine they both will be quite embarrased because obviously, they had NO prior knowledge of this fact. Gee, what a small world it is! Wow! Just imagine the odds of that happening completely at random like that. Wow...

To all,
Fifty Senators have sent a letter to Obuttma saying his precious UN small arms BS (that he and Kerry both signed) is, to quote Harry Greed, "dead on arrival." I was pleasantly surprised that both of my Senators signed it, although Hagan is backpeddling bigtime due to the dire predictions of her upcoming November 2014 demise. I will write both of my Senators and thank them for standing up for our constitution and sovreignty, and would suggest any of you do the same if your Senators' names were on that letter. Strangely, Harry Reid's name was NOT.

JustaJeepGuy said...

It says a lot about Barack Hussein when a slow news day is a good news day. It also says a lot that the best thing anyone will ever hear about Barack Hussein is that he's finally left the White House.

David in SoCal said...

Breaking News, boys and girls! My Ticker Tape Machine(5G Model), Just said that Megyn Kelly has evidence(in the form of IRS Docs), that the Oliar administration knew as far back as 2010, that tens of millions of Americans would lose their preferred health ins plans as a result of the Unaffordable Control Tax. WHAT?! Ohalfblackjesus has been lying to us all along?....UNBELIEVABLE! Next thing ya know, they will put a man on the Moon, and safely bring him home....Mrs. SoCal sez that Oheartless must have sold his soul to the Devil. I say you can't sell anything to yourself. This solid anal ejecta from a stud bovine is just plain 'Reducking Fickulous'.

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

@David in SoCal: If true, that would be an impeachable offense in itself, not that the Senate would do anything unless the rabble were at the gates demanding heads. Maybe that's why DHS has been buying all the tanks, riot gear and ammo?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Fred Ciampi- There are many days when I don't know if I'm retired, unemployed, underemployed, self-employed, or simply self-delusional. Actually, I run the gamut of those choices every day, depending on my chores and choice of beverage.

@CenTexTim- That was my melancholy feeling today: it was "good news" that there wasn't a fresh disaster. But there's no way we'll end the week in the same way. I can feel it in my bones: trouble's a-comin'.

@Duke Mantee- You know, those lead aprons that X-ray techs wear are very fashionable, and pretty much go with everything. Seriously, I don't think Israel would need to use nukes...but then again, I suppose even conventional explosives could put a lot of enriched uranium in the atmosphere. Stay safe, my friend!

@It's No Gouda- Speaking of 57 states, here's a sneak preview that the Kindle version of "Obama Sutra" will be free at Amazon on Halloween. Be sure to grab it if you haven't already!

@Grumpy Curmudgeon- I'm torn between being delighted at the insult "pig's bladder on a stick," and the certainty that right now at the Texas State Fair (not far from me) I could probably order one deep-fried.

@Jim Hlavac- Point well made. That's just how I'm feeling; the water is lapping around my ankles, the band is playing "Nearer My God to Thee," and Captain Obama is still encouraging us to play shuffleboard on the upper decks.

@Colby- And both Michelle and her college chum are members of some fraternal group (I forget the name) for the advancement of black women. ONLY black women. As in: they will discriminate against everyone else based solely on their skin color.

Regarding the UN and small arms, I can barely stifle a chuckle imagining the troops coming to Texas to disarm my neighbors.

@JustaJeepGuy- I can think of at least one other thing I'll be even happier to hear, though damned if I'll put it in writing.

@David in SoCal- I haven't heard the evidence yet, but the only surprise will be if it gets any traction in the MSM. Then again, millions of pissed off people might actually be newsworthy.

But what REALLY honks me off is that Drudge currently has this story in a big red headline on his website...and I ran virtually the same story on June 13, 2010. Click the link to marvel at my amazing ability to predict the future based on reading the freaking news that the mainstream wouldn't report.

Anonymous said...

I received a group email from my employer, addressed to all of us lowly employees. Attached to that email was a letter from our insurer, Blue Cross, which stated that "due to recently passed national legislation, we are no longer writing this policy". My employer happily added in the email, that they have found new insurance for us, though it has higher deductibles and will cost almost 60% more.
Funny thing is, my boss is a HUGE liberal and loved Obamacare when it passed. I tried to explain that it was NOT a good thing and will bit us all in the butt. When I received the email, I replied to my boss and said "I'm sorry, but this must be a mistake... I remember quite clearly you telling me how Obamacare is great and will help lower our premiums, etc... Please verify your newfound information is correct and get back with me".
I think I'm about to be fired...

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

@Stilton: A friend, Dr. Ray Calhoun, was a multiple winner in the Texas State Fair cooking categories, and had published a book Fair Eats, but even he would draw the line at deep fat fried butter (Pigs Bladders, not so much)!