From the only reliable news source on the net, the Onion. I am afraid the Onion is way off base on this one. Although I think most of the President’s policies are crazy, I have no doubt that Mr. Obama is completely sane. More’s the pity.
Update: The White House has announced that, “We are implementing measures to make subscribing to e-mails clearer, including preventing advocacy organizations from signing people up to our lists without their permission when they deliver petition signatures and other messages on individual’s behalf,” spokesman Nick Shapiro said in a statement tonight. Translation from Obamaspeak: “We thought we could get away with simply spamming everybody whose e-mail address we have. Now that there is a fuss we’ll blame outside groups and pretend we are not at fault.”
Hey, maybe the Obama admin will revise the Homeland Security alerts, now that we know we have nothing to fear from terrorists. Maybe something along these lines:
Level Red: The Great Leader is more popular than Jesus, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson combined. This is how it should be.
Level Green: A few grumblings are heard from disgruntled rednecks in fly-over country. Nothing to worry about, really, but keep your eyes open.
Level Orange: Uh, oh. The peons are doing a lot of grumbling and booing at town hall meetings and there’s a quite a bit of seemingly fishy information (cunningly planted by Fox News) out there on the Net. Couric, CNN, HuffPo, you know what to do.
Level Purple: Lord, the fish is now a great big dead rotting whale on the WH lawn. Comrades Dowd and Krugman, fire photon torpedoes!
Level Gray: We’re screwed. We have now crossed the River Styx and are in Jimmy Carter territory.
From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion. The sad thing is, that this scheme only seems slightly less crazy than many a proposal currently under consideration in Congress. Such a stratagem as a fake coup to get out of debt reminded my wife of the plot of The Mouse That Roared, the howlingly funny Peter Sellars film from 1959:
“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to [email protected].”
I trust that some of the Obama supporters who frequent our site will draw the attention of the White House to a few of my posts regarding ObamaCare on this blog. When you do please remember that the last name is spelled McClarey, not McCleery, McClaren, McClary, etc. Thank you!
Update I: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has some pointed comments here about the sheer political stupidity of the White House making this public call for informants.
It’s not unusual for people attempting to smooth over a contentious discussion to say that they’d of course be willing to get together for a friendly beer some time. Apparently, when one has the resources and media visibility of the President, it’s possible to actually pull this off, but trouble can ensue.
When President Obama called Cambridge police officer Crowley last week to try to smooth over tension resulting from Obama’s declaration that Crowley’s arrest of Professor Gates had been “stupid”, Officer Crowley suggested that the three men should get together for a few beers. It seems that Obama thought this was a good idea, and a beer summit between the three men is currently scheduled to take place are scheduled to get together at a White House and knock back a couple cold ones.
Apparently Dan Brown didn’t just do shoddy reasearch on art, history and theology for his Da Vinci Code, but also albinism was beyond his ability to spend ten seconds studying on the internet.Here is the website for the fellow who came up with this brilliant parody back in 2006. Perhaps Mr. Brown should have used a squad of albino squirrel assassins instead?
An oldie but a goodie from the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion. Life without the Internet. What would we do? We might have to “gasp” talk to one another! Bloggers would have to post their missives on their doors for passers-by to write comments! What would we do with the several hours freed up each day from not browsing the internet? The Horror, the Horror!
In honor of America landing a man on the Moon forty years ago, the indispensable Iowahawk has a column here in which he suggests sending Congress to the Moon. I’d like to be among the first to climb on board this rocketwagon. I suspect we will never get our budgetary house in order until Congress is sent to the Moon, and I believe that most Americans have long thought that Congress and a full Moon go together. However, as the above picture indicates, I can think of a few officials from the Executive Branch who should go along for the ride!
Hattip to Rock, Paper Shotgun. Although strategy computer games have always been my first love, in my younger days I would have been a prime candidate for this malady. One of my son’s first words was Doom when he saw the game box in a hobby shop. I don’t waste my time with that type of nonsense anymore. Hmmm, I wonder if there is a blogger disease?