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Eh. I’ve seen tougher crowds

I remember being quite proud of the deft way Bush ducked those shoes pitched at him during a news conference in Iraq. Dude had reflexes.

“If you want the facts, it’s a size 10 shoe that he threw,” Mr Bush joked afterwards.

Obama wasn’t quite as graceful. For the record, the reporter swears he didn’t mean to interrupt; he thought Obama was done speaking. With the way O drones on and on and on, that’s not unbelievable.

Anyhoo, I would, on the whole, rather a certain decorum be observed at these things. Lord knows, American politics is usually a pretty undignified affair. On the other hand, crying rivers I am not.

And despite what you may have read on Twitter, the “heckling” incident is not overshadowing the main story — Obama’s de facto immigration amnesty by executive order. I had to dig a little in the news services to find a headline for the former (oh, and do follow the link — could they have snapped a less flattering shot of the reporter, Neil Munro?).

Maybe the wires didn’t want to have to repeat his question.

Good weekend, y’all!


Comment from EZnSF
Time: June 15, 2012, 10:33 pm

Obama is no Putin. He’s Andropov.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: June 15, 2012, 10:33 pm

The Amateur Flim-Flammer-In-Chief chose Friday afternoon – deliberately, to try to totally avoid any embarassingly-difficult-to-answer questions – to put forth an Executive Order that basically circumvents the legal enforcement of our national borders (a likely-unConstitutional act, and certainly an obvious contravention of his sworn, legal responsibility to “preserve, protect and defend” said Constitution and the nation legally governed by it), and clearly does all he can to evade any “discussion” or “debate” – wh is anyone at all surprised or perhaps even mildly disturbed by a fully-credentialed reporter doing his job (or at least trying to do so), and asking a pertinent question or two?

Even if he has to marginally-interrupt the pronouncement of The Droner to do so? Or shout said question futilely at the rapidly-receding back of said Droner’s head, as Droner refuses to even acknowledge said questioning?

Pardon my language, but What.A.Dick!!

We really, really need to un-elect this schmuck come November, even if the alternative is nearly as bad. His brand of arrogance cannot be tolerated much longer – especially in light of the clear-cut damage he is wreaking upon this country and its fully-legitimate, patriotic citizens.

Remember In November –

Comment from beasn
Time: June 16, 2012, 12:38 am

No, I think our politics should be fist brawls down on the floor. A few of them sumbitches need their faces rearranged and set out to pasture.

Plus if Barky is going to drone on and on and never answer spontaneous questions, rather than ‘planted’ ones……he needs to be interrupted.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: June 16, 2012, 1:25 am

Well, Madonna…..first she flashed…uh well … and then she flashed her, I mean, you know, so what’s she gonna flash next?


So Obama……..what’s he gonna do next? Are there any limits? He can do *anything*, and who can stop him?

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 16, 2012, 2:29 am

Genocide here, invasion there, oil companies over there. Islamic terrorist groups funded from Washington.
Americans starting wars here, insurgents there.
Name one nation of peoples that actually like Americans?

Comment from the fella what is called sandman and such like
Time: June 16, 2012, 3:58 am


PLease shut the hell up and go lick some plutonium. If that’s unavailable in the People’s Re-pubic of New Zee-land, just bite a high tension power line.

Comment from Pupster
Time: June 16, 2012, 5:08 am

Mexico likes us.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 16, 2012, 9:27 am

I don’t think Uruguay has anything against us. Or is that Paraguay?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 16, 2012, 2:24 pm

Japan, and by “Japan”, I mean the Japanese people, REALLY like America, for all our faults. When I was there recently, my brother-in-law essentially made me watch a tv documentary (made for Japanese tv -not for “export”)- about the American response to the tsunami and nuclear plant disaster last year. The documentary said that for many people the first aid they received (in one case, 200 people were in a school that escaped by virtue of being on a hilltop – after 5 days they’d spelled out a giant SOS in the schoolyard with textbooks) was from the American military. Helicoptors brought in food, water, and blankets. It seems that on at least one aircraft carrier, the sailors gave up every sheet and blanket on the ship to give to the victims. They also stripped the ship of food to give it away. A female helicopter pilot gave away stuffed animals to little children whenever she landed the chopper. Months later the Japanese people of one village tracked her down by using photos of her and flew a delegation to San Diego to formally thank her… After the initial response, the Americans dug in to help with the clean up…. for months. Yeah, the Japanese people like us.

You didn’t hear much about this in the press for some reason… I’d have never known if my BIL hadn’t made me watch a documentary I didn’t want to see.

Comment from Mike James
Time: June 17, 2012, 3:32 am

I don’t know, Oceania, how many like New Zealand? Lovely people, the Kiwis.

Without oil companies, the modern world would be a brutal nightmare. You have no clear idea just how much use the world makes of what oil companies produce.

I know–we could ban oil production and build nuclear power plants!

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 17, 2012, 7:46 am

We discovered a series of gamma emissions of Pu in US grain imported into NZ last week!
Your grain, grown under the rain, that falls upon your now contaminated plains. You eat your grain, until you will develop a pain, followed by the opposite of weight gain.

I have nothing against oil companies – except when other oil companies come in, overthrow countries using the US military, and then bring in their oil companies illegally.
And you should all pause here and remember what Lord Rutherford of Nelson said about nuclear fission “no useful energy shall come from it”.
Neat huh?
And how many of the slope heads here have heard of their own Dr Bussard?
Start inventing new technologies – not recycling failure.

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 17, 2012, 8:25 am

Oh my – look at the sub-humans you are letting into your cuntry!


Comment from Mike James
Time: June 17, 2012, 8:52 am

Oceania, when your tiny island nation has the illegal immigration problem our large continental one with long land borders does, we can have a useful conversation–you guys don’t have a southern border which has turned into a combat zone because of bipartisan fecklessness. The last thing the U.S. needs, with Obama levels of unemployment, is Obama violating separation of powers to gin up some votes–which is the sole purpose for the weird little creep’s action. Most divisive president in our history.

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 17, 2012, 10:36 am

You’re just lacking the Resolution to implement a Solution.
I have a lovely strain of RCD that has been acculturating in Mexican human embryonic endothelial cells. You know what it does for Rabbits – imagine what it does for Mexicans?
Outside of biological control – why do you continue to let these vermin in?
Talking of Vermin – where’s old Scube these days?

Comment from Ghost
Time: June 17, 2012, 4:16 pm

Touré on pMSNBC: “This disrespect of this human being cannot be disconnected from the fact that he’s black.” yeah, Touré. There’s a word for people who can’t disconnect skin color from actions… Racist.

Comment from mojo
Time: June 17, 2012, 5:51 pm

“No questions”

Like hell.

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Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 17, 2012, 8:22 pm

Rodney King bit the big one. Did anyone choose him on the dead pool?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 17, 2012, 10:36 pm

I think the ‘dead pool’ was where he ended-up, wasn’t it? 😉

Comment from Redd
Time: June 18, 2012, 12:42 am

Can’t wait to see his tox report.

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 18, 2012, 1:23 am

White people aren’t allowed to be racist. Everyone else is.

Comment from Oceania
Time: June 18, 2012, 1:50 am

Where are all the white people in England???


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: June 18, 2012, 4:02 am

Doubtless, there would never be a shoe-throwing incident at Obama’s speeches, as the entire audience would consist of c-list actors who merely play common folk on tv. Most of the ethnically South Asian actors who get pissed about being typecast would happily portray a stereotype for Emperor Bore-ack I.

Damned if it isn’t difficult to catch up on the news, when you’ve had a week off from all outside influence. Damned if it isn’t difficult to want to catch up.

How are the chickens,and the lambs, and the sneaky ole fox, Stoaty?

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 18, 2012, 12:57 pm

Comment from EZnSF
Time: June 15, 2012, 10:33 pm

Obama is no Putin. He’s Andropov.
And we’d all like to tell him where to drop off!

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 18, 2012, 2:31 pm

Some Vegetable, that is remarkable. Not that the Americans did it, but that the media didn’t report it. (I was going to write earlier that Germany and Japan, two countries you’d think would hate us, seem to like us a lot.)

Was a there a particular year that our media “betters” went from boosting America, or at least being neutral, to this current viewpoint that “AmeriKKKa is evil, man”? I’d think 1968 or so, “the year most Americans turned against the [Vietnam] war,” or maybe more accurately the year Walter Cronkite and the media turned against the war. Yes?

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 18, 2012, 3:48 pm

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Comment from Redd
Time: June 18, 2012, 4:36 pm

Speaking of hoodies, will there be wide spread riots again this summer in the UK?

Once they get a taste for the free stuff, it’s hard to stop a repeat.


Comment from mojo
Time: June 18, 2012, 5:15 pm

No many people know that Yuri’s middle name was Shrevelup.

That’s right – Yuri Shrevelup Andropov

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 18, 2012, 5:28 pm

Haven’t seen a fox in ages, FG. The lambs are getting fat. I keep yelling over the ditch at them, “don’t eat the corn! It’s a trap!”

The chickens…hmmm…perhaps I’ll do a chicken update tonight.

Don’t know how the hoodie spam snuck through, but I’ve been getting a lot of comment spam lately. Air Jordans, mostly. Weird spams…they’re cribbed from actual comments in other places, looks like.

Don’t think so, Redd. To do them credit, the Brits tracked down, tried and fairly severely (for them) sentenced a surprisingly large proportion of last year’s looters. They may riot again some day, but never again thinking of it as a light-hearted, consequence-free lark.

Comment from Redd
Time: June 18, 2012, 5:52 pm

So, what’s going to happen to Laura Johnson? Is she going to the big house? Or, back to the big manor house?


Oops! I see where she got two years. Actually, I feel a bit sorry for her in that she does have emotional problems. Prison will do her good, though.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: June 18, 2012, 8:08 pm

Too bad the Maoris couldn’t have stopped their illegal immigrant problem three hundred years or so ago.

Comment from Dandy Lion
Time: June 18, 2012, 10:28 pm


Here we have a capella rendition of a popular mating call by the merry glassy-eyed chap adorned with Union Jack on his cranium.

We can only hope that this was not the British Ambassadeur who lost the ceremony protocol and wanted to convey a message from HRH Prince Chas to the ‘Murrikan colonials.

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