Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congratulations To President-Elect Obama

I want to take a moment and join the stock market, Hamas, and Putin in congratulating the new President-Elect. It seems the Dow was down 5% or almost 500 points, in the wake of the Chosen One being anointed. Hamas sent 35 rockets into Israel and Putin stated he would base missiles at the Polish border. How much more of a welcome could anyone ask?

The time to test a new President is in his first term. Since we know Obama is one to appease and talk before flexing muscle, he has a lot meetings to schedule soon. It is not likely Obama will act decisively right away, if at any time at all.

But more than the obvious statements about his lack of foreign policy experience, I'd like to present a person that is no doubt very happy today:

Now let's imagine for a moment, the very moment when she gets a check for, let's say, $500. First of all, it is probably far more than she paid in, but that's not important now. The important thing to note is, $500 will not send her kids to college, will not make more than one car or mortgage payment, and will only buy three weeks of groceries. Can we imagine her anger when she figures out she has been hoodwinked?

Here is something President-Elect Obama should read. It's one of those internet things that get circulated through the e-mail channels, so who knows if this actually happened or not? But regardless of its validity issues, the story is not a far fetched one:

I just had to say this. I am worried about "the cow" .....

It's all about the Ice Cream

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third
Grade in 2000. The presidential election was heating up and some of The children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election For a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make A campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other Class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these Students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie And Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both Candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage Because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's Mother. The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie Went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better Place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Every one Applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was Concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice Cream." She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice Cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to. A Discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were Thinking About was ice cream. Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.

Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, And fifty percent of America reacts like nine year olds. They want ice Cream. The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the Cow.

A lot of ice cream has been promised, now it must be bought and delivered. And guess who the cows are? Get ready to write the checks, America.

So in summary, I say congratulations to President-Elect Obama; and likewise to all of you that voted for the ice cream, over the one that said he could/would do the best job. You can really pick them.


Anonymous said...

Awesome, Awesome post LA....I
am linking over to it if ya don't mind!!

Z said...

is the video missing or is it only my computer? darn.

I love your tongue-in-cheek congratulations for Putin, Israel and Hamas AND the stock market. It would be REALLY funny if innocent people weren't in the crosshairs, wouldn't it? (like US?)

LASunsett said...

I don't mind, Jennifer.

LASunsett said...

Z, I don't know. The video shows up on my computer.

Greg said...

Worst. President. Ever.

He - this could be a really fun 4 years, bashing this idiot Hussein Obama.

BTW, Hussein, where's my fucking unicorn that shits rainbows? And my goddamned tax cut? I want it now!

Oh, and Hussein, nice job picking a fellow Chicago machine hack to join you in messing up our country and the world.

Impeach now.

Anonymous said...

What? Ice cream comes from cows? Are you sure about that?

Denny Democrat

L'Amerloque said...

Hello LAS !

From his vantage point here in Paris, Amerloque has been carefully observing Putin and Russia for quite some time. They are chessplayers. (Does Obama play chess, as well as basketball ?)

Lessee now … JFK ( an untested president yet a man who commanded other men and was wounded in WWII) … elected in November, 1960, and Cuban Missile Crisis takes place in October, 1962 … twenty-three months’ interval …

Nobama (an untested president who was an academic and community organizer) … elected on November 4, 2008 and Russia announces intention of placing missles in the the Kaliningrad region on November 5, 2008 … twenty-four hours.



PS: having visited the place, Amerloque can testify that the Kaliningrad region is no fun, at all. (sigh)

PPSS: No video herea, alas ...

Master Chief said...

People may have voted for him just because they believed he would fix all of their problems. However, more people voted for a democratic black man than a republican white man. This means we must accept what has happened and come together as a nation. No matter your political affiliation.