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Takin’ his ball, goin’ home

Sung to the tune of “fired up, ready to go!”

The backstory: Obama may (or may not) have stormed out of the budget meeting last night. Ace thinks it was premeditated theater, but I’m not so sure. That weird remark to the effect that “Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have put up with this”…what was that about?

Me, I think it made him look petulant and amateurish, but I suspect his side is eating it up. In fact I know so. Here’s my takeaway from the Politico article:

“Obama lit him up. Cantor sat in stunned silence,” said an official in the meeting. “It was incredible. If the public saw Obama he would win in a landslide.”

Bolding mine. Two things strike me about that: 1) they see everything — absolutely everything — through the lens of Obama’s re-election bid and 2) they think America would just love-LOVE-LOVE to see President Prettyniceguy morph into President Screamingjerk.

They’re wrong on the second point, and the first point scares me juiceless. Take it from a small, damp island on the edge of Europe: we are all of us together, trembling on the edge of an utter economic meltdown. And nobody has the slightest idea what that means.

Addendum: the word has gone out to hang the budget impasse around Eric Cantor’s neck. Let’s hope that works as well as that time they sank Limbaugh and that other time they made Palin irrelevant.


Comment from dustoffmom
Time: July 14, 2011, 4:34 pm

“But I always get my way!” screams the bratty toddler. And over his shoulder,as he slams his bedroom door, he shouts “I hope you eat worms and DIE!!!” yup…..that’s our very own man-child President. Sigh

Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 14, 2011, 5:26 pm

Why is it that the Left is so invested in the idea of Obama as some sort of Philosopher King? He’s not stupid. as such, because no-one can rise to be President and be stupid. But he’s not brilliant. We’re supposed to genuflect in the direction of this guy who supposedly has a stratospheric IQ. I don’t see it. He’s…ordinary. I’m a lot smarter than he is, and better educated, to boot. Enough with the sooper-genius stuff, already. He has a 115 IQ, 120 tops. Maybe in the eighth decile, but not very bright.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: July 14, 2011, 5:53 pm

And yet “Law Enforcement” in the US continues to enable this illegal alien.

Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: July 14, 2011, 6:39 pm

… well. Between this and the whole Cartel+Hezzbollah thing…. Interesting year ahead eh?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: July 14, 2011, 7:33 pm

“And nobody has the slightest idea what that means.”

I think Fernando Aguirre has a few ideas.

Comment from nightfly
Time: July 14, 2011, 9:00 pm

Are they really that invested in the tough-talking trope? Because those people are usually just bullies and humbugs, who yell precisely because they are unable to do anything valuable.

In other words, all hat and no cattle, as they say in Texas.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: July 14, 2011, 9:10 pm

David Gilles – the left isn’t into reality. It’s all angels and demons. Obama is their leader, so he’s an angel. Republicans are the opposition, so they are demons.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 14, 2011, 10:47 pm

Bummer. Roberts Blossom, better known as ‘Old Man Marley’ in the original ‘Home Alone’ died last night…..

I guess he’s slinging the salt on Gods sidewalk now….

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: July 15, 2011, 12:02 am

“Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have put up with this”

Yeah well you, sir, are no Ronald Reagan.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: July 15, 2011, 1:30 am

Our country is being led by a bunch of two year olds engaged in a pissing match. Wonderful.

Comment from porknbeasn
Time: July 15, 2011, 1:44 am

Our country is being led by commies.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 15, 2011, 2:24 am

Our country is being led by infant commies in a pissing match with pre-pubescent children.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: July 15, 2011, 3:18 am

That’s a good lil baby Obama version. He still has the dead eyes though, his eyes creep me out.

Meanwhile in the shameless self-promotion department, my second book is up on Amazon as an e-book


Fantasy! For cheap! $1.99! Even in this economy that’s a deal!

Comment from Oceania
Time: July 15, 2011, 3:27 am

I don’t know how Americans tolerate subhuman niggers and half breeds.

Black people are such an Abomination just on sight. Then there are the Hispanic vermin.

Oh look, they are applying for fatalistic population growth with limited resources: http://news.yahoo.com/hispanic-births-overtake-immigration-u-164815518.html

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: July 15, 2011, 4:19 am

Christopher Taylor, have you any plans to offer it elsewhere? ‘Cause I have a SONY ereader, which can’t read Kindle books. If I HAVE to, I’ll buy it in Kindle format and read it on one of my computers, but. . .gee. It would be nice to be able to download and save it on my ereader. Not that I’m whining, or anything. . .

BTW, is your first book available in electronic format?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 15, 2011, 5:13 am





Comment from MIke C.
Time: July 15, 2011, 6:55 am

Stotie, I know know you’re not into all that heavy blog dominance stuff, but really, something needs to be done about these little turds that keep appearing in the punchbowl. A complete ban and block would be my choice, but then, I’m “grouchy.”

Comment from MIke C.
Time: July 15, 2011, 7:12 am


Heh. I thought the squirrel was pretty good, myself.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 15, 2011, 7:26 am

Mike, there is so much comedy potential on that page that I’d be amazed if Jon Stewart wasn’t kicking himself right now for getting scooped on this….. LOL

Comment from MIke C.
Time: July 15, 2011, 7:37 am

Never did see the attraction of hanging dead animal bits on the walls myself, but that’s just me.

Shoot ’em, eat ’em, and make coats or whatever out of any worthy bits left over. Knife handles/bolsters out of the horns, if any. That sort of thing.

Except for the squirrel…

Comment from Pupster
Time: July 15, 2011, 12:17 pm

Fuck you, Oceania. You lowlife piece of shit.

Comment from A Fan of The BanHammer
Time: July 15, 2011, 3:39 pm

Oceania, you are filth. But you know that. You are a friendless, lonely, hate-filled troll who will welcome death to release you from your pitiful existence.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: July 15, 2011, 4:06 pm

Heh. Didn’t even have to close the TrollBlocker software this time… }:-]

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 15, 2011, 5:54 pm

Heh. I had to scroll back to figure out what you’re talking about, Mike C. My brain just automagically skips over Oceania’s comments.

Oceania? Dude? Cut it out with the N-word, m’kay? I don’t even know where they keep the banhammer on this thing, and I’d rather not find out.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: July 15, 2011, 6:51 pm

My book is up on Smashwords now for a wide variety of e-reader platforms too, still $1.99


I just saw the video of Obama leaving the meeting. I heard he stormed out, I didn’t hear he kicked the door open like a petulant child. What a dick.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: July 15, 2011, 6:56 pm

And Snowberry’s Veil isn’t out yet in e-book, it will be in the fall. Right now Publish America owns the contract and I’m waiting for that to expire.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 15, 2011, 7:09 pm

I was going to flog your book when I flogged Ric Locke’s, Christopher, but I looked it up at the time and it was, like, $25 for a paper copy and no digital version.

I didn’t know you had a second one out.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: July 15, 2011, 7:50 pm

Just came out yeah, Publish America outrageously overcharges for its books but it gave me a chance to get published right away.

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