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He’s loving himself some mop metaphors this week. Here’s one incarnation:

I’m busy and Nancy is busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else’s mess — we don’t want somebody sitting back saying, ‘you’re not holding the mop the right way,”’ Obama had said last week. “Why don’t you grab a mop, why don’t you help clean up… ‘You’re not mopping fast enough… That’s a socialist mop,’ He told the crowd: Grab a mop — let’s get to work.

You know, if I had come up with the idea of our president wielding that mop, I’m pretty sure that would actually, for reals be straight-up racist. Or race stereotyping, anyhow, which is much the same thing. I’m guessing the idea didn’t hit a nerve with him because he hasn’t touched a whole lot of mops in his privileged life.

Which reminds me…dude was raised by an elderly white couple in Hawaii. When he starts dropping his g’s and saying “y’all” and “folks” and sech, you know you’re listening to Reverend Wright.


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Comment from eddiebear
Time: October 26, 2009, 10:03 am

Nice to see he knows how to use it as well. Or is this racist?

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: October 26, 2009, 10:24 am

Brilliant! You’re up awfully early today Stoaty.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 26, 2009, 10:56 am

I think he should bust some rhymes on us with Nancy Pelosi on human beatbox. That would be about as authentic as the sudden folksy locutions. I dunno about Reverend Wright. I’m thinking more Elmer Gantry.

Comment from Beyond Bibb’s Store
Time: October 26, 2009, 11:39 am

Stoaty–thinking of breaking down and buying a tablet for some photoshopping at home. Got a pick? Bamboo?

Comment from weirdsister
Time: October 26, 2009, 12:27 pm

Personally, I wish somebody would pick up a mop and beat the living hell outta him with it.

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: October 26, 2009, 1:14 pm

oOOOooO! You can even do a version of this with him holding a golf club!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 26, 2009, 1:29 pm

Beyond Bibb — Wacom is the only game in town. I’ve never used a Bamboo, but my other tablet — my first one, the one that finally kicked the bucket — was a Graphire, which was the bottom of the range then. And the smallest one they made, too. I LOVED it.

The one I’m using now is an Intuos, which is the next one up. About twice the price. And, yeah, it feels a little nicer. It’s all rubberized. It’s got more pressure points, though I don’t make much use of pressure-sensitive tools.

On the whole, though, you’re probably safe going with the Bamboo and seeing how you feel about it.

My preference is always for the smallest tablet. The pressure area is an analogue for the computer screen — i.e. the top left of the tablet is the top left of the monitor — so if you get a big one, you have to make big, sweeping motions to do everything.

Comment from Beyond Bibb’s Store
Time: October 26, 2009, 5:52 pm

Thanks Stoats–that’s pretty much what I’ve read about size too. In this case…ahem…bigger’s not better….?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 26, 2009, 8:06 pm

Also worth knowing you can use your regular mouse in conjunction. If you *only* have a tablet, it can be a pain to surf — imagine having to put a pencil down to use the keyboard. Like that.

Of course, my touchpad shat the bed on my ThinkPad, so I only have a tablet now.

Also, no spacebar. I’ve had to remap my right Alt to be a space, which has no doubt corrupted my touch typing forEVER.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: October 26, 2009, 8:13 pm

Wow, the best speaker in the world and that’s the most clever line he can come up with? This whole “things are awful and something, anything must be done and you’re a bad guy for opposing my actions” thing is just childish. He’s throwing tantrums every day, and when someone calls him on it, he throws a bigger one.

I remember feeling that sense of relief when President Bush took office – not that he was some towering statesman of grandest glory, but that finally after 8 years adults had taken over government again. Now the children are back in charge.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: October 26, 2009, 9:51 pm

You know, George Bush would be quite some way down my list of favourite politicians. But the one thing that shines through compared with the present infant incumbent? He at least had the dignity appropriate to his office.

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Comment from Deborah
Time: October 26, 2009, 11:48 pm

Sometimes I think it would
be fun if we all talked like
Obama, reading from his tele-
prompter, with un-natural
speech patterns, with strange
stops and starts that are not any-
where near to how normal people
speak and sound.

We could have a talk
like Obama day (similar to talk
like a Pirate Day), where we all
speak in awkward stilted cadence
like Obama reading from his tele-

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 27, 2009, 1:49 am

I apologise in advance:

A supine corps of pithed frogs sits numbly awaiting the next missive from their overlord.

A fanfare of trumpets sounds, and BHO (Flava Flav) struts out, with his signature backwards-facing baseball cap, gold chains and pectoral Presidential Seal of Office, accompanied by NANCY PELOSI (Madonna). The press corps genuflects.

BHO (rapping)
Yo, this is Barack O.,
An’ I wanna hear y’all holla
I bin printin’ so much dough
That a Euro buy two dollar

NANCY PELOSI (beatbox)
BOOM! wicka-wicka-wicka-wicka…word!

BHO (bustin’ a move)
Pop’n’lock, followed by Electric Boogaloo.

Standing ovation, multiple orgasms, fainting. Pandemonium ensues.

Comment from athrillofhope
Time: October 27, 2009, 3:34 pm

Okay, this is “someone else’s mess?”

This is what we get when only one news station (FoxNews) is actually reporting the NEWS.

Since when is this “someone else’s mess,” when, by all accounts, our “economic meltdown” was orchestrated–yes, it’s deliberate–by the “Federal Reserve folks” forcing banks to provide “sub-prime loans?” Guess who was one of the lawyers suing banks because they were not giving out enough sub-prime loans to minorities? OBAMA (before he was a Senator).

OBAMA helped create this mess. At the minimum, he certainly is not anyone who realistically should be charged with solving it. At best, he is ignorant of how the economy works. At worst, he is Satan: he’s deliberately helping to create a crisis in order to “be the solution.”

I know I sound crazy. But I also was called “crazy” 20 years ago when I argued during the “civil union” debate that it would lead to “gay marriage” (or is that “may-wage”?). Now I’m a soothsayer, huh? Sorry to sound arrogant. But GEEZ, how short-sighted can Americans be?

Comment from john
Time: October 27, 2009, 10:43 pm

more nuts in here than a christmas basket…..

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 28, 2009, 6:56 am

We celebrate Kwanzaa at this blog, john.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 28, 2009, 1:09 pm

Dogs and cats, living together…

Comment from athrillofhope
Time: October 29, 2009, 2:49 pm

John: Liberals seem to resort to name-calling when they lack intelligent, empirically-based grounds for a lucid response.

Obama is socialist Marxist. This is documented. Obama got his start with an anti-American terrorist group with Bill Ayers (who wrote Obama’s so-called “auto-biography”).

Obama worked for ACORN as a lawyer and sued banks for not making enough sub-prime loans by abusing the otherwise well-meaning “Community Reinvestment Act.” See this link: http://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/in-plain-english-how-did-the-biggest-financial-scandal-in-history-happen/

(Okay, I’ve used my “one-link” quota for a post, but Google “Obama subprime sued banks” and see the evidence documened.)

Instead of calling folks “nuts” or banning FoxNews for telling the truth that is critical of “der Fuhrer,” your “messiah,” Obama, why not engage with TRUTH?

Because liberals can not engage with truth, that’s why.

So they ban, throw in jail, shut down and destroy their enemies.

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: October 30, 2009, 11:32 pm


more nuts in here than a christmas basket…..

Why, thank you very much! So nice of you to drop by.

I do so hope you haven’t irrevocably strained your sense of humor.

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