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Four more years! YES, today is inauguration day for Barack Obama who was officially sworn in for his second term yesterday. Generally when one utters these words grouped together its something preceded with a word like ‘damn’. This happens to be that amazing exception to the general rule. And it would appear its in honor of the man undertaking another four years of dealing with the daily throws of DC politics.
We are all gleeful that the man we voted for is going full steam ahead – and on MLK day no-less.
Well, we too have a dream. That the American people as a whole learn to vote into office politicians who are actually out to do work for the people instead of heading their otherwise lazy asses out to the nations Capital to spend their time filibustering and getting greased over by lobbyist who ain’t got no one’s well being at heart other than to figure out how to raise their profit margins at the expense of the very people who put those lazy asses in their cushy spots with the best health care imaginable!
That’s our damn dream. And that one day, like a dear friend Elease so eloquently put it, we don’t have to work on MLK day!
Congress gets to take off for weeks on end and the people can’t have MLK day? WTF!
But today is about celebrating history – one that will run another four years! And for that, we think, MLK must be smiling from the here-after. Cuz for certain some of what he preached – not all, we ain’t no idealist – has come to pass.
So here’s a Northern congratulatory mention to President Obama. We don’t volunteer to brave the cold for many but we’d gladly do it for you. But since we can’t, please know we’d be there with the masses today if we could.
The wayward acts of married scribe Paula Broadwell – biographer of four-star general and now ex-CIA Director David Petraeus’ “All In: The Education of Gen. David Petraeus” – are everywhere.
And our simple-mindedness wonders how is it that time and again the extra-marital affairs of some tramp with an aged poon-hound in a position of authority and/or power manages to grip a nation so tightly.
Seriously, it’s as if this woman were privy to the secret of performing Penis Captivus!
Newsflash: She isn’t the first & assuredly wont be the last.
Sure, we understand that as Broadwell was literally taking him “All In” she was afforded the opportunity of procuring sensitive materials that she may not have otherwise been privy to extract while she was extracting, but that assuredly should be a private investigation as opposed to making it front-page fodder.
And, if she may have possibly obtained classified intel during her time taking him All In, than why give her a green light to such intimate proximity with one holding such material? There are pictures of her on a jet with him for fuck sake! Mile high anyone? (We told you we were simple!)
Now y’all know this story will be going for quite sometime. Cuz, well, you know for sure its more important than Hurricane Sandy’s destruction of a coast-line, the debt-crisis or actually having politicos work at fixing the countries persistent problems.
But let’s be frank, we can’t wholeheartedly blame the powers that be – Networks are in it to sell advertisement time and manipulate what holds your attention.
The real fault lies with the dumbass public who hangs on every trifling tid-bit that is newly “uncovered” of the liaison and its goings on as opposed to notifying the networks and Washington of a desire to handle this matter swiftly and efficiently and get back to real pressing problems.
We don’t mind tell the CIA, FBI, White House, CNN, MSNBC, The Times – et al – that we don’t give a ripe good fuck about what these two did unless there is a sex tape to accompany it for our review.
And as there has been non uncovered, please exercise some tact and quit the bullshit developing story alerts!
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We have expressed our relief at President Obama defeating the double-talks of ex-Governor Romney. It should rightly feel like a win over the 1%, for many across the USA, as that man sleeps on $$$. But one win does not problem erase make. That’s for damn sure. This very sentiment, in as much, was poignantly addressed in a moving acknowledgement speech live from Chicago.
And now that the position has been secured we thought we would share a message from our dear Dive Master Mashak with our re-elected leader – a sentiment of the people of these here United States as it were.
Dear President Obama:
We are happy that you have been re-elected for four more years.
We worked diligently to remove every obstacle we could see. To that end, we are partners with you in this success.
Your first term was marred by the fetid, lingering odor of the former regime: epic economic downturn, and stiff-necked obstructionism. We understand the difficultly one might face as a President to engage and inspire with such conditions extant; a notch short of anarchy…
Today has a different outlook!
Put it down hard and fast my brother and let’s, together, make this country the place it ought to be: Strong families, strong education, and an optimism for the future!
The haters are gonna stay haters, we will never get their support. Time is now and the place is here that we take our stance and build that legacy; “That we may tell it to generations following!”
Well, we couldn’t have scribed that better ourselves – at least so eloquently. So Bravo to you Mashak. You hit that mark on your first try and Romney should’ve come to you long ago for how-to tutorials on getting to the straight of it.
As for the Networks – well – CNN pointed to the very fact, during their Election 2012 results last night – how voting across the country pointed to a very divided sentiment between the Red & Blue. Hardly a new phenom, one would say… But one that, hopefully, we can, for once, overcome and steadfastly do as our leader called for in working not for politics sake but for the sake of the people that put those politicians in their very cushy posts.
Lets (try) to move forward!
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Keeping with a political tone, we dutifully stayed out asses glued to our laptop to catch the 2nd (of 3) Obama vs Romney presidential debates. We did this, in large part, to see how our president would tackle a man with so many character and political flaws that it begged the question of why he is still in the running. But we are all too familiar with there being no actual shame in political arenas. And dumb-ass is ambitious if nothing else.
We can’t say that Obama disappointed – and handled himself with respect and tact – but we were still left with the deeply rooted desire that someone – anyone at last nights debate – simply confronted Romney with a basic question of “tell us what the breakdown of your plan entails” instead of the rhetoric of repeated catch phrases he seems so good at.
Criticizing is to be expected but please follow it up with something better – in detail – is our position.
But there were points to marvel at. Like, for example, we especially love how post his video debacle where he wrote off 47% of Americans as needy hand-out wanting lazy asses, he now cares about everybody equally. Wow!
Must be that Mormonism.
We also loved Obama’s quip on the portfolio jab… For sure Obama’s isn’t as big as Romney’s but daresay that is likely the only large member Romney has.
We are still left with the desire that our present Commander in Chief would throw away his tact and diplomacy and would turn and shut Romney down and reduce him to the level he ought to be brought down to!
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We try not tackling politics on folks. It’s dull and nothing more than a elongated four letter word. And, why use longer expletives than needed? There is also the general practice of bias by folks. We find that people are going to support a candidate within their party and hell to the evidence of wrongs or character flaws there be looking them in the face. Like take Mitt Romney for example. The man has all but sworn his looking down at 47% of Americans as nothing more than lazy non-willing to work poor-is-me takers and yet there are those who would march their way on their knees over jagged cement to support his privileged ass..
Say nothing of his Mexican sneers. But we betcha their are a slew of Latinos still willing to cast a vote for the well-to-do wanna-be president. Cuz, well, you know, Romney will share the wealth and see them as exceptions to the rest of em…
News flash for those Latinos: He isn’t going to share it with y’all, nor is he going to let you become a member of his elitist club! Stop it already, dumb-asses.
It’s a twisted version of tunnel vision – the support any one party member shows for their identified candidate that is – or selective vision, as we prefer to say… Sad but wholeheartedly true.
We will however make an exception with this here Rosie Perez response to Mitt Romney’s suggestion of it being easier for a Latino. Cuz y’all know how we grow cash out back alongside those Avocado plants. And most Latino’s have someone sitting at a desk ready to sign that check so their kid can schlep off to Harvard, they just chose not to go cuz what would be the point in taking that opportunity.
Try as we might, however, we couldn’t possibly do it the justice girlfriend uses to break it down so beautifully for the masses. So we won’t even try any further. But we couldn’t pass on the opportunity of mixing up the celebrity content – say nothing of the NSFW material – on here with a some sass from a true ass Puerto Rican..
So it is with this sentiment in mind that we give the floor to Ms. Perez of the Bronx, NY.
There are many reasons why I am not politically involved. Most of which can be found in exhaustive lengths in Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC detailed political review of the duplicitous workings of elected American officials.
I have to tell you that it is painful to watch – not only because it is of a political nature (which one generally has so much merde to shovel thru,) but because it is itemized with official and factual evidence.
News that politicians can generally be described with an expletive is no surprise – fuckers! is my favorite – but even if you already knew or thought something like this, it doesn’t make watching it any easier.
To have the American political inner bullshit workings that is a daily practice researched and layed out for you is just cruel!
No, actually it’s downright fucking sad!
I know that it isn’t as simple as Maddow so insightfully explains. Bullshit never is – it always has a multitude of layers. You just know that Democrats are far from exempt from this practice, it just appears as if they are the want-to-be good guys presently.
Assuredly this is just the tip of frozen over pile of shit that comprises our government. And some folks wonder why so many Americans are apathetic… It’s just politics.
Carla Bruni – France’s first lady, is said to be running the show – the woman behind the man as it were, or so says IanUnderCover (amongst other things.)
As beautiful as she is, I don’t rightly care.
Vive la France!
For TMZ’s video clik here.
The Thot Plickens…
Obama: Occidental College – Two years.
Columbia University – B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Biden: University of Delaware – B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
McCain: United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899
Piggy Palin: Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism
Apparently, when asked on ANWR off-shore drilling in federally protected reserves, she responded to Gibson, “I believe that man’s activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change. … Regardless though of the reason for climate change, whether it’s entirely, wholly caused by man’s activities or is part of the cyclical nature of our planet — the warming and the cooling trends — regardless of that, John McCain and I agree that we gotta do something about it.”
Well thank you for that. But what does this mean? What does she propose the country do about it? Drill anyway? Alternate means of energy?