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Obama The Blister

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 26, 2008

When I heard that McCain was postponing his campaign to go back to Washington to help negotiate a deal on the credit fiasco, I immediately thought it was a publicity stunt.  But after I thought about it, I really think McCain did this because he truly cares.  Because he puts the country first.

As you know, McCain suspended his campaign and said he would go back to work for a couple of days at his current job in order to help find a solution to a national crisis.  Of course when W summoned Obama to Washington to help out as well, after he first refused to go, The One basically said he wasn’t really needed:

McCain called for his Democratic rival to agree to a postponement until Congress agrees on a $700 billion government plan to rescue banks from enormous debt, saying, “We are running out of time.”

Obama rebuffed his GOP rival, saying the next president needs to “deal with more than one thing at once.”

Both were heading back to Washington on Thursday, summoned by President Bush to attend a White House meeting with congressional leaders in hopes of securing the legislation to rescue the fragile economy.

So with all of Obama’s grandstanding, huffing and puffing, demanding to go on with the debate by threatening to do a townhall type format (ironically a format he adamantly opposed each time McCain proposed it), how did it all pan out??  Well, McCain wound up with both of them in Washington, and managed to embarrass Obama in the process.  Obama held a press conference to explain why he thought it was a waste of time for him to return to the Senate, you know to do his job:

“As I said before, I think that one of the things we have to determine is how we can be most helpful.  It’s my sense that the most helpful thing we can do right now is, uh, to let everyone know this is a sufficiently important problem.  I can be helpful, and I am prepared to be anywhere, anytime.  So, uh, I think the message is, if I can be helpful, I am prepared to be there at any point.”

Obama’s nickname should be blister.  Just like a blister, showing up after the hard work is done.

Now he wants to let everyone know that this is a “sufficiently important problem”.  I guess “sufficiently important” is holding a press conference, but not“sufficiently important” to do his job for a few days.  Let’s see, Congress is addressing a $700 billion bailout that Obama has already stated will severely restrict his policy options.  Doesn’t he have a “sufficiently important” interest in that?  It seems at a moment when his country needs leadership, he doesn’t believe fulfilling his current responsibilities are needed.

Indeed, McCain believed the next leader of the nation had to put himself in a position of leadership in this time of crisis.  He took the initiative, while Obama had to come back kicking and screaming.


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Obama Defines A Reformer

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 23, 2008


John McCain has been consistent with reform issues.  It is a fact.  Don’t believe me?  Ok, then just ask Obama:

I swear I have seen a lot of things in my life, but…that…was…awesome.  So with that, I pose a question to you:  Is it just me or Is Obama a giant tool?

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Kansas Governor Loves The Mud

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 17, 2008

Slinging that is.  It seems that the Hopenchange motorcade has picked up another passenger in Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, and she wasted no time paying her fare.

Today in Iowa, she grabbed Obama’s “Republicans are racist” baton and called Republicans, well, racists:

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accused Republicans on Tuesday of injecting race into the presidential campaign, arguing that they are using “code language” to convince Midwesterners that Democrat Barack Obama is different from them.

“Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked with sarcasm. “(Republicans) are not going to go lightly into the darkness.”

Sebelius was responding to a question from the audience at the Iowa City Public Library about the tenacity of Democrats and whether they would fight for victory as hard as Republicans in the closing weeks of the election.

She did not elaborate on her comment.


Of course she didn’t elaborate, she had or has no evidence.  But as we learned from the Anita Hill fiasco, it isn’t about the facts it is the “seriousness of the charge.”  But what I find funny, or even ironic, is the democrats are the ones constantly complaining about race.

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One Down And Five To Go

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 13, 2008


Rock chalk, chicken hawk. 

As I said in a previous post, UK isn’t very good.  Vegas had their season over/under at 7.  I took the under.  And right now, I feel good.

South Florida’s freshman kicker Maikon Bonani drilled a 43 yard field goal with no time left to give UK their first loss of the season.  Frankly, it shouldn’t have come down to the last second field goal but it did.  The Bulls had a 14 point lead heading into the fourth quarter, and let it dribble down their leg.  I know Gayhawk fan will say they had a 10 point lead at halftime.  I say, so what.

As noted in my previous post, South Florida was leaps and bounds UK’s toughest non-con test.  And let’s look at a team that loves to load up on the fluffiest of cupcakes.  The Gayhawks are the only BCS school to have played a I-AA or provisional I-A team in each of the past 10 seasons.  Maybe that strategy has something to do with the Chicken hawk’s lack of nonconference success in the past decade.  They are 1-4, with two losses to Northwestern.  Ouch.  Wait check that, 1-5 now.  Heh.

UK’s next game is against powerhouse Sam Houston State.  After that, they probably won’t meet a ranked opponent until mid-October when they play at now ranked 3rd Oklahoma.  After giving up nearly 450 yards to the 19th ranked Bulls, yikes, I shudder to think the potential beat down they might take. 

Gary Pinkel may have to let Bob Stoops wear his wife beater for that game.

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Pam Anderson Gives Advice To Palin

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 12, 2008


Apparently Pam Anderson isn’t a big fan of Gov. Sarah Palin.  I guess smart, attractive, powerful women who hunt and fish threaten her.  She tells E! News Weekend the Veep candidate “She can suck it!”

The reporter asked Pam if she saw a recent Newsweek article, which showed a gigantic bear hide in the office of Palin’s house.

“I can’t stand her,” Pam blurted out. “She can suck it!”


Is there one left you haven’t sucked Pam?? 


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McCain’s A Faker

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 11, 2008

After 35 years, a 39 second video has been released of John McCain stepping off a bus with other fellow prisoners.  Apparently a Swedish SVT reporter was digging through some old documents researching a book when he came across the footage. 

If you’ll notice, he is walking with a very profound limp.  I question the timing.  Clearly, this video shows he knew he would be trying to steal power a few decades later and is appearing hurt to gain sympathy as a war hero……ahem……

Despite the footage, Air America says he was treated well.  Hacks…

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Never Forget

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 11, 2008

Today is September 11.  A date I will never, ever forget.  Never.

When I was growing up, my old man would always tell me where he was when JFK was shot.  He would always describe it vividly, like it was still fresh in his mind.  Even at family events when the topic would oddly come up, my aunt’s and uncle’s would reflect on the memory the same way my dad would.

As a kid, I never really related to what they were saying.  I mean I only read about JFK in my history book.  As I got older I began to understand the impact the assassination had on my dad and his generation.  Although, it still didn’t resonate with me, I understood it.  I mean I only read about it, they watched it.  Some live.  Sure I saw the video, but it wasn’t the same as being in that era. 

To be honest, I am jealous of my dad’s generation.  It was an era where the media wasn’t the monster it is today.  Families sat around the television watching the aftermath of JFK, the moon landing, the Beatles.  Everything was so anticipated.  Today it is so immediate.  Info at the stroke of a key.  When 9/11 hit, I was glad I lived in an era of technology.  Although in an ironic way, it really wasn’t so advanced as I thought on that day.

There is no comparison, in my opinion, to 9/11 and JFK’s assassination.  9/11 was an attack on our country.  September 11, 2001 was my generation’s JFK.  Except more profound.  It was an attack on freedom not just one man.

I will never forget where I was on that fateful day.  I was sitting on the edge of the bed putting my socks on watching Fox News.  I remember turning it on and seeing the coverage of the north tower on fire, literally minutes after it happened.  The thought at the time was some how a pilot got confused and crashed into the building.  I had flown into JFK on two occasions and remember thinking there was no way a pilot of a 767 had become confused.

I remember telling my wife this, and bam.  The south tower was hit.  I remember the anchors on Fox News coming unglued, just as I did.  Holy shit, did I just see what happened???  I immediately called anyone and everyone I could think of.  I couldn’t dial the phone fast enough.  What was minutes of absolute chaos, seemed like hours.

I didn’t go to work that day.  Just shy of 3,500, including emergency workers, barely made it to breakfast.  I watched as the morning unfolded.  The Pentegon, the South Tower collapsing, Flight 93, the North Tower collapsing, all of it.  Numb.

I will never forget…


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Ric “The Nature Boy” Flair

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 11, 2008



When I was kid I loved Ric Flair.  The leader of the Four Horsemen.  Yeah, I know he was a snake, but he was entertainment.  He was The Rock before there was The Rock.  Ahhhh, the eighties.  Nostalgic to say the least.  

My how the mighty has fallen.  It seems the Nature Boy got his ass kicked by……well, a boy–sort of.  Apparently, he and his daughter’s 22 year old boyfriend got into a little tangle and Flair was on the wrong end of it.  Neighbors called the police, but by the time they arrived the festivities had subsided.

What is cool about this is that Flair just wanted the matter to be on the DL.  Granted, pride kicks in when you get handled by a 22 year old.  Even though wrestling is less than…ahem…real, Flair is no punk:

“He was kind of elusive,” Gunter said of Flair. “He said everything was fine. Officers said he had a ‘no problems here’ kind of attitude. He just wanted everything forgotten.”

Woooooooo, stylin and profilin, reeking of sex appeal, wooooooooo, The Nature Boy, Ric Flair!  Woooooooooo!!!!!!!

Old school……


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Voter Disenfranchisement – ID Required At Registration

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 10, 2008

Apparently, Florida has announced that it will enforce a voter-ID law (passed three years ago) in this year’s election.  The law survived challenges from activists, who are still bitching about the quality of the databases on which the identification will rely:

State elections officials will resume enforcement of a controversial state law that requires Floridians to have their identification match up with a state or federal database in order to register to vote.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning sent notice to the state’s 67 supervisors of elections on Friday that the 2006 law, which has been on hold for the last year pending court rulings, would take effect again Sept. 8.

The result is that voters whose identification doesn’t match with state files on Election Day will be given a provisional ballot and two days to prove their identity for their ballot to count.

Currently, the ID requirement comes at registration, not at the voting booth.  Florida residents already have to show ID when voting.  This requires them to show ID in order to validate their residence in Florida.  Basically, it is a safeguard against voters who try to register in two states or any other fraudulent voter activity.

Voting is a right of citizens to determine the overlay of our representative governments.  The state has an interest in protecting the rights of citizens by ensuring that ineligible people do not water down their vote.  Showing the same kind of identification everyone uses to write a check, or verify a credit card, or even to buy beer is not a burden.  It should be the law in all 50 states. 

I am not sure why these activists are in such a hissy.  Just have a valid driver’s license and you won’t run into any problems.  It really doesn’t get much more simple.  Not to mention, if you need more than two days to prove you are legal, valid, whatever; then well, your vote doesn’t count.  Too bad.

And before you leave me some sobbing, crying in your latte comment, just stop.  You have known for quite some time that the Presidential election is November 8, 2008.  Since this law was passed in Florida you have had one national election, a couple of Presidential primaries and who knows how many local elections.  So shame on you for waiting until this November to get your crap together.

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Fair And Balanced – UPDATED

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 9, 2008

A little update on my Fair and Balanced post last week regarding the Us Weekly smear issue on Gov. Sarah Palin.  My wife actually bought this damn thing thinking I would want to read it.  At first I was pissed she donated her…err…our money to this supermarket rag.  But then my curiousity got the best of me and I read the thing.  I know, shame on me.  But I didn’t have anything handy to read while I was on the head.

By the way, David Duchovny entered a rehab for his sex addition, and Jennifer Aniston is back on tv……wait, I am off topic.

Anyway, I read the article on Palin.  It was a smear piece as we knew it would be.  But this isn’t the reason for the update.  On page 4 and 5–side by side if you will–you have a little insight on Michelle Obama’s “campaign style.” 

Now I will admit this issue was put together the week the RNC convention was going on.  So, in this particular case, I am not going to call this necessarily biased.  I am sure this week’s issue will showcase Cindy McCain’s “campaign style”……ahem…

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