Monday, April 06, 2009

And on the subject o the week..

.. half week.. day or 2.

Everything is back to normal today, got some work done, walked a bit, got some food.. (snore)

This is kind of interesting, if my interesting you mean infuriating, pitiful, scary and hilarious all at the same time.

Barack Hussein Obama

The link is for the Conservapedia article on said figure. If you're wondering what Conservapedia is, it is in their own words "The Trustworthy Encyclopedia". You might have guessed from the name it's a site with a conservative slant, ie without the liberal bias that all those reality based info sites are burdened with.. anyway, the article is what I like to refer to as a doozy,

Barack Hussein Obama II (allegedly born in Honolulu Aug. 4, 1961) is the 44th president of the United States, and previously served as a first-term Democratic Senator from Illinois (2004-2008). Obama and his running mate Senator Joseph Biden won the presidential election after 23 months of campaigning, raising an unprecedented $750 million and spending over $700 million of it, most of which came from anonymous donors. Post-election, Obama's aides surprised some by indicating that he would make an unprecedented speech within his first 100 days from a Muslim capital. Obama used his Muslim middle name when sworn in as President, and chose not to use the Bible for his real, private oath. Elected by claiming he's a Christian, Obama has since avoided attending church on Christmas and Sundays.
Bonus points for mentioning only the most relevant stuff right off the bat... this is how we get introduced to the President.. and well.. you can guess where it goes from here. No he doesn't fix the cable.
Obama refers to America in the third person, as a foreigner would. In his first television interview after becoming president, Obama declared that "all too often the United States starts by dictating."
Obama has espoused the socialist idea of "spreading the wealth,"[11] in other words raising the tax rates on business and the wealthy to a burdensome level in order to redistribute their income to low income individuals... ...To announce his trip to Berlin in July 2008, Obama used posters which show a marked similarity to posters of Lenin and Che Guevara.
Shit, I could do this all day. You really should go and read it for some hilarious paranoia.. here's a sample of the contents list
* 1 Obama is likely the first Muslim President
* 2 Obama and Elitism and Ayers
* 3 Insights
* 4 Charitable Giving
* 5 Aunt is in the United States Illegally
And now I'll stop. Actually this was supposed to be a quick and easy post and run, but after.. a few hours ago.. writing the intro the damn site was down! Can you believe it, you think such a trustworthy website could be depended on to be online most of the time at least.


Ric said...

I grew up immersed this paranoia. I can't even have a casual conversation with my parents without this sort of nonsense surfacing. The unfortunate thing is that, regardless of how likable he is, there are reasons for grave concern about some of those Obama has chosen for his inner circle. Crap like this just distracts from real issues.

Michelle said...

Well, I'm not under the impression that he's by any means perfect, it was just kinda cool to see the guy... but regarding this site, and all the shit that's being flung around about him by a significant part of the population.. I just wonder if those people were even on the planet for the last 8 years.. I mean.. do they remember the last guy? Were they paying attention then? Why are they now suddenly freaking out! For fucks sake what is wrong with people???

Ric said...

Oh, I like Obama as a person; very intelligent and an excellent speaker. And it is so nice for the first time in my life to have a president that doesn't look like the Crypt Keeper or an escapee from a fat farm. But he is very inexperienced and seems to have some dubious characters around him. But anyone that tries to talk about it gets lumped into the same category as the frothing lunatics.

And this sort of stuff happens at both ends. There was the same sort of stupidity from the other side about McCain and Palin. Again, both of them had real baggage that a rational person should know about before voting, but it was lost in the stupidity. It's not what's good about our guy, it's how evil can we make the other guy look?

One of the two nations that could wipe out humanity in a few hours, and this is how we choose our leaders. (sigh)