Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday Double Feature

Pampered President

Readers - just a couple of quick takes today. The cartoon above was inspired by the ridiculous cover on Newsweek magazine which shows Mitt Romney next to a headline which screams "The WIMP Factor: Is He Just Too Insecure To Be President?"

But let's be honest here: when you hear the word "wimp" associated with this presidential race, don't you immediately think of the simpering, petulant little whiner in the Whitehouse

As Kurt Vonnegut once said, "I could carve a better man out of a banana."

By the way, Obama's sole claim to masculinity appears to be the execution of Osama bin Laden, which he personally watched on television. But even that claim came under renewed fire this week thanks to a book which reaffirms that Obama actually cancelled the raid on the compound three times over a period of months, because Valerie Jarrett thought it would be politically risky. And Barry tried to cancel the final successful mission too...but, uh, somehow it got initiated anyway while he was on the golf course. Being manly.

Newsweek's preposterous story is yet another reason why the magazine's circulation is nearly nonexistent - and why they just announced that they're making (no doubt desperate) plans to give up printing and "go digital" with their make-believe leftist crap.

A Fool and his Money

Also in the news, Barack Obama finally donated $5000 to his own reelection campaign. Considering that alleged comedian Bill Maher donated 200 times that amount, Obama must know something that Maher doesn't. Not that Maher sets the bar very high.

In yet another fundraising letter to his supporters, the soon-to-be ex-president explained that his fiscal act of self-gratification was really symbolic, saying: "We have always believed that there's nothing we can't do when we all pitch in. That includes me."

But seriously, Barry, how much are you actually "pitching in" when you take money out of your left pocket and put it in your right pocket?

But we'll forgive his confusion on this matter. After all, as far as we can tell it's the first time he's taken money from his own pockets.


Hey Bill - good luck getting back "change" from that million bucks!


Velcro said...

OMG that's too funny! The $5k is really probably the allowance Michelle gave him over the last 20 years!

That, or else she said, "Here, go buy yourself some votes!"

Dave David Schmoyer on Facebook said...

I love both cartoons today...and all they imply. First Newsweek is so desperate for something to print negative about Romney that the only thing they can come up with is he's a wimp? I mean really? Especially with the bowing, apologizing, limp rag we got in the White House now. Obama would make a Brownie Troop look masculine next to him.
The second bit of good news is that Newsweek will stop chopping down trees(which should make the tree huggers happy, until they realize they won't have anything to read when they are chained to a bulldozer)to make their leftist rag. It will also save on landfill pollution because I'm not sure about now, but, years ago when I worked in a recycling plant they didn't recycle toilet paper.

Next with the so called president donating $5K to his own campaign...I mean $5000? when his salary is what like $400K I mean really that is 1.25% of his yearly income just from being president....that should be a slap in the face to all of his big time donors and all the people he sent e-mails to asking them to have people donate to his campaign instead of buy wedding gifts for them....what a hypocritical jack wad.

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

The problem with Newsweak being classified as a "news" magazine is that their Obama-fluffing doesn't have to be counted as campaign contributions. There will be a great liberal wailing and gnashing of teeth when that rag goes the way of the Dodo. Nobody who matters, however, will care.

My Dog Brewski said...

I could be wrong but it's possible the $5K could be tax-deductible as a donation to the developmentally disabled. Clearly, Obama's development as an American is retarded by his marxism. Is there a 501c3 for that?

Irene Peduto said...

Obama is paying the maximum, I've heard, to his campaign. But with his cronyism, he doesn't need to ante much, look at that Maher guy and all of his hollywood buds who stint for him! Newsweek is desperate as is Barry - hopefully both will be a memory before more liberty is lost.

John the Econ said...

Newsweak? They still print Newsweak? It's been dying a slow death for at least 25 years now. I think the only person who actually reads that anymore is Elenor Clift.

Mike Porter said...

Five grand from his left pocket to his right? He's merely demonstrating in microcosm the fiscal policies of his administration. Here is something failing governments do as a last resort just prior to the collapse of their currency, and this administration has not only been the first in American history to do it, they've done it more than once. It's called 'monetizing the debt', and I find it truly amazing that we haven't yet seen hyper-inflation as a result. Once again, these fools have thus far only demonstrated that the toppling of a 'bottom up' republic such as ours is not a trivial task, even after decades of progressive corruption in all things public, be it education, welfare or general public policy. Apparently, they thought four years would be enough for the 'final push'. I'm getting the distinct feeling that they're now in something of a panic due to the realization that they'll need four more.

Pete(Detroit) said...

Mike Porter, we can only hope that there are enough people who are just that POd at this POS POTUS and his ilk that he and similar statist d-bags from both sides of the aisle get the ziggy this fall (and earlier, in primaries - see also TX senate race)

Anonymous said...

Newsweek ... apparently operating on the premise that the big lie, repeated often enough, becomes truth. Last time the "Wimp" was a WWII Navy pilot who was shot down over the Pacific while flying missions against the Japanese. Hmm!
Now they recycle the "Wimp" message hoping they can make it stick against Casper "Mittens" Milquetoast. Problem they have now is that we have all seen Obama (Soetero?) the limp wristed, mom jeans wearing, simpering pantywaist throw a baseball, swing a golf club, and bow down to every foreign leader like ... the caricature of a bad S&M movie.

I love the imagery of Obama getting another 1666 chances in the lottery for dinner with one of his slimeball Hollywood pals.

The part that bothers me is that he will now tell Bernanke to run up another print job ... of say $500,000,000 so he can cover his losses.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Velcro- Then again, maybe the $5000 was every cent Obama had ever earned from honest work.

@Dave David Schmoyer- Newsweek has turned itself into the worst kind of political joke...though in fairness, this latest piece of idiocy seems like a desperate cry for attention. By the way, I have a free subscription to Newsweek which I got just to have the pleasure of throwing it away unread, knowing that I was costing them money.

And speaking of money, $5k may be the legal individual limit - but Obama could pretty much donate whatever he wanted to one of the PACs supporting his campaign. The fact that he hasn't shows that he's a lot less generous with his own money than the taxpayers' money.

@Angry Hoosier Dad- Good point, Newsweek SHOULD have to declare their costs as a political contribution. And in the spirit of fairness, I'll declare my expenses in creating this blog as a political contribution to Romney. Oh wait, I don't have any expenses related to this blog. Guess I'll just have to send him some money.

@My Dog Brewski- Maybe Obama's donation could be considered charitable. Because (I pause to dab a tear from my eye), "$5000 is a terrible thing to waste."

@Irene Peduto- My prediction is that Barry and Newsweek will both get tossed out, but Maher will linger on like a fart in a closed elevator.

@John the Econ- Newsweek is really laughable these days. It's about 20 pages from front to back, and much of that is advertising. I'm sure it's being printed at a huge loss, and I think the only reason it still exists is so it can put its blatantly political covers and lying headlines in view of people in supermarket checkout lines.

And here's a question for the Bamster: if Newsweek is able to take advantage of all the same roads, bridges, and infrastructure built by The Working Class, why aren't they succeeding?

@Mike Porter- "Monetizing the debt" is, as John the Econ has frequently pointed out, actually taxing people at a very high rate for having savings (as the purchasing power of each saved dollar is diluted). I keep thinking that we're only a trigger event away from hyper-inflation.

Per your other point, Obama has almost done enough damage to America in four years to finish the job (and finish our nation as founded). But he had to push implementation of many of his plans past November in order to sneak them through. That helped him get more destructive laws on the books - but also leaves him vulnerable because the destruction can be prevented if conservatives throw him out of office, hold the House, and retake the Senate. So I think the Dems (and lapdog media) are increasingly in panic mode.

@Pete(Detroit)- I live in Texas, and I'd like to think the primary runoff victory yesterday of Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz through another chill down the Bamster's spine. The Tea Party is alive and well...and very focused on November.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@elcedar- And isn't "wimp" considered to be a "bullying" word of the sort the Whitehouse says can lead to emotional damage and possible suicide? It's almost like Newsweek doesn't care that Obama asked all of us to use words the heal instead of wound.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry Stilt ... I thought Obama said to "bring us to heel" ... must be I misheard.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry Stilt ... I thought Obama said to "bring us to heel" ... must be I misheard.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- I meant to post "threw" instead of "through" in the note to Pete(Detroit). I make a point of always spelling correctly...I just don't always correctly spell the right freaking word. D'oh!

Colby said...

Maybe BO made the Wookie sell her $6,800 jacket and had to put the dough into his campaign to keep from paying taxes on it? Dang... $5k wouldn't even buy gas to the Vader buses! Oh wait! WE buy the gas for the Vader buses! Silly me....

I hate to see Newsweek go because it helps me keep thin. I lose my appetite every time I see it in the rack at the grocery store.

BTW - I just went to Chick-fil-a for lunch. Holy crap! The place was packed! Fantastic!

SC said...

@Stilt, If you send Romney money be prepared for an onslaught of letters asking for more money. I’m getting weekly letters from the Romney campaign, Anne Romney, the RNC, etc…asking for more money.

They have probably spent more on all these mailings than I originally sent! I just e-mailed them a note: “Hey, I already donated, you’re getting my vote, I’m a sure thing, spend the money you get on folks that are still on the fence.”

I wish there was a Chick-fil-A closer, I'd love to eat there.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Colby- It was gratifying to see the huge turnouts at Chick-fil-a today. And so far, I've seen nothing to suggest that the crowds weren't pleasant and orderly, even when faced with long waits and crazy backed-up traffic. Again, the exact opposite of the Occupy types and lefty demonstrators. And I think even Nancy Pelosi would have a hard time not admitting that this was a truly grassroots gesture; the sandwiches weren't being given away OR purchased by the Koch brothers. Rather, it was real Americans simply voicing their support for freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Quietly, peacefully, and forcefully.

@SC- I hate it when I finally cough up some money to a charity, then get expensive 4-color mailers forever after asking for more money. Though I did send Romney some money, and will probably send more.

The flip side, which is good fun, is to register as an Obama supporter and enjoy it when they send expensive campaign mailers and laminated bumperstickers that go straight into the trash. I also like to take their prepaid envelopes for donations and send them back empty (costing them postage). It's little things like that which make your whole day more fun.

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

I used to get mailers from AARP. I would stuff the return envelope with anything I could find that would fit and was heavy, costing them even more postage. They haven't sent anything in a while and I don't miss them. But I can't bring myself to subscribe as a supporter of Obama, even as a lark. There are some bad tastes that never go away.

Dave David Schmoyer on Facebook said...

Not only was it nice to see the number of people that turned out to support Chik-fil-A in my was also nice to notice that the local news reported on it. Showing the people standing in line peacefully. Also the interview sound bites they showed all had people supporting Chik-fil-a's CEO's 1st Amendment Rights. Furthermore they reported that the controversy is over the CEO stating he supports "traditional" marriage. It was nice to watch a news broadcast that wasn't completely biased to the left for a change....other then Fox

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Angry Hoosier Dad- I didn't exactly put my name on their mailing list as a lark. Mostly, I wanted to see what they were sending out and saying to their supporters. Put simply, it is lies, more lies, and damn lies.

@Dave David Schmoyer- I think it was hard for any news station to spin the story, even if they wanted to. Consider the visuals- orderly, happy people waiting patiently in long, long lines to show their support for the First Amendment. No fights, no pushing, no anger, no signs. It was a thing of beauty.

Chuck said...

The counter-protest by the left is tomorrow, right? It’s supposed to be some kind of same-sex kissing thing at Chick-fil-A, I think. It'll be interesting to see how that gets reported. My hope is that the supporters of the 1st Amendment rights of Dan Cathy extend the same support to the homosexuals. I plan to go with my wife and support the kissing thing. However, being heterosexual, the plan is that if we see a gay couple making a production about their kiss, we will get up and make one about ours. A younger couple could offer them a procreation challenge, but that particular train has left the station for us (and could result in arrests, anyway). We could, however, compare procreation histories and I can guarantee we would win with the score of 3 to nothing!

In the local paper today was another ID-ten-T saying, “if God is opposed to homosexuality why is it so rampant in the animal kingdom?” So … we’re just mindless animals, now? No free will? And where is this rampant homosexuality in the animal kingdom? Referring to the procreation challenge above: how long can a species continue to exist if its members are homosexual. And yet, according to the left, we MUST embrace their lifestyle. It isn’t enough not to discriminate, we can’t even disagree.

As stated before on this blog (and a host of others) the goal any special-interest group is: advance the cause. The problem is that when the group exists on the Looney Left (Homosexual “rights”, Women’s “health/abortion”, spread the wealth, freedom FROM religion, whatever) the purpose is expanded to: advance your cause at the expense of others, by force if necessary. Freedom of speech in the lexicon of the Left means they can say what they want, and so can you … as long as it agrees with them!

Colby said...

I really like your kissing idea!

My wife and I headed to Chick-fil-a around 7 last night, but weren't up to the long wait and ate at Chili's instead. It's worth noting that the Chili's (and probably every other restaurant in the area) experienced a big boost in sales yesterday. Our server said they had been swamped all day, and figured it was from folks like us; the overflow from Chick-fil-a.

So... to show our support for Chick-fil-a (albeit 2 days late) we will go there tomorrow and eat chicken and have a hetero kiss if the opportunity arises. I mean, yesterday most homosexuals likely countered Chick-fil-a Appreciation Day by not going, we we should return the favor by having a heterosexual kiss or two!

Pete (Detroit) said...

Stilt, even better is to take the original envelope, wad it up (so the result is thicker, and oversized) add some sand (for excessive weight, and more fees) and a note that says "pound this"...
Making sure, of course that any address / finger prints pointing to you are removed / obscured...