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3 weeks after the fact, after an election, campaigning for the big bargain and other goodies, Obama finally makes it to NYC.
The media (including the Post) certainly receives him better than W
(never thought I’d feel sorry for HIM), although his time was longer than Ws on NOLA
Back in the 70’s this board game sported the old BP logo
“The thrills of drilling, hazards and rewards….” sounds like fun for the whole family.
The article on this find comes from UK
so the tone is rather sad about the money loss rather than outraged about the loss of an ocean
But BP Offshore Oil Strike players must also avoid the dreaded ‘hazard cards’, which state: ‘Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.’
Unhappily for BP, that is just one per cent of the amount it has spent each day tackling the very real Deepwater Horizon leak, which has seen millions of barrels of oil gush into the Gulf of Mexico and hit the southern US coast.
Yeah, but it was from the 70’s.
So glad to see the Brits have a sense of perspective about this.
In a twisted related story
this is not a game, but real
BP is claiming is that if fishermen choose not to take part in the oil spill cleanup, BP will consider that as potential income declined and deduct it from their claims.
.As promised, the first installment in my weekly “B0b0t comment of the week” contest.
The award is the DUdie(pronounced doodie) in a tip of the hat to their own defunct DUzies. B0botland won’t be the only source of course.
I decided to mix the idiotic with the actually sentient ones to protect my readers brains.
Who will win the first DUdie this week? So many candidates!
The runners up
On January 20, 2009, Obama was handed a plate full of shit sandwiches
Many Democrats are upset that he’s not eating them fast enough.
Most Republicans are upset that he is blaming the chef.
1. Yeah, and he put them all in sandwich bags, and handed them to progressives.
Now he’s dining on filet mignon in the boardroom.
From a thread called
9. You guys should just post some more Obama superman pictures and …
the “chill, I got this” picture. Then we can all sit back assured that everything will end up great as long as we stop fretting.
also this one
5. This is why hope and faith should have nothing to do wtih politics
I think we could all use a little more materialism (not in the consumerist sense, but in using reality, facts, and history as our guide for understanding politics and economics, rather than rhetoric and campaign promises).
Easier said than done, I know, because it’s so much easier to believe that some great person will be able to step up and make change happen. But it doesn’t really work that way, and we should know that by now instead of relearning it every 4 or 8 years…
Please take this post in the spirit intended – it’s not directed at you personally, just our overall political discourse.
.In a cheerleading thread, the PUMA standard
we have this post
19. So, everyone who isn’t still enchanted with Obama
is a PUMA? For the record, I along with the majority on DU, voted for Obama in the primary.
NO ONE is sadder about the turn of events than we are. Or maybe I should say ‘than I am’…don’t want to speak for them.
proving loyalty and justifying opposition
43. i’ve hated the guy from jump..
hated him so much that for the first time in my life i donated cash to a presidential candidate. i hate obama so much that i bought three prints from his website. i despise the man with a passion, that’s why i purchased the shep fairey designed “PROGRESS” shirt and wore it proudly. my hatred for him is also why i purchased sam flores’ “HOPE” shirt and wore it to work on election day. my loathing for obama runs so deep that every time sticker robot released a new decal i would buy a 50 pack and distribute freely among my friends and co-workers.
yep, some people just never ever supported him.
and justifying desillusion
56. how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would support unions..
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would investigate the war crimes of the previous administration.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would help to enact meaningful healthcare reform rather than watered down health insurance reform.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would look to put an end to DADT.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would put working families interests above those of wall st.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would not continue bush’s bullshit phony wars against terror.
.From NYT, response to Krystoff
While the situation in Darfur is reprehensible, don’t you think President Obama has a great deal more to worry about closer to home?
yeah, but does he worry?
25. What are you or the auther (sic) doing to get more progressives in congress?
A serious contender to the title along with the reason “Mr Bill” thread was locked
The empressof all
It is the consensus of the moderators that this link does not offer constructive criticism of the President. We are locking it as it is not helpful to our community.
Someone is feeling under siege:
This was locked yesterday as well.
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.The week is young though.
In a thread with the Palin boogie man. someone replies
I was hoping by 2010 that we’d have a better message to run on than “We’re not them!”.
in a discussion about Hillary being more popular than Oprecious
2. How can that be possible?
He is a Nobel Peace Prize winning chess playing Political genius??
Hell, just last week he put those pesky unions in their place!
Not all shopping is the same. jr.jr “go shopping better than W’s
44. It was, but it was a vaccuous shopping, a shopping the vaccuous women in his family might do.
Here we are asked to rise to support the people who are harmed in their livelyhood.
The shopping after 9/11 was not in the living rooms and kitchens of the families of the dead.
From a discussion about B0 saying sea food was safe.
|Tue Jun-15-10 04:01 AM
Response to Original message
115. He also told us Oil Rigs were safe!
In a thread about LA people saying B0 was slower than W on Katrina, one B0bot becomes exasperated with the damn LA-ers – his sig line making the irony only more blatant
. I’m talking about people like the “salty old guy” referenced in the OP.
What do people like him want?
Fuck BP, and those who enable them!
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after a lot of chortling at the just deserts conservatives of LA got, someone slaps some bait on top
- because why on earth (or ocean) would people in the Gulf not support Oprecious?
Dream on…as long as he is a black man
the good ol boys aren’t gonna support him.
Let him and govt just do what is right. We aren’t getting the conservative white vote in the deep south for decades.
It’s been a tough judgment which one to pick.
I decided to go with the one most emblematic for the supporters of a man who worked on news management while knowing what was going on in the Gulf, a man who gave BP deal 20 minutes, but his adoring pundits gone off the plantation an hour
So, the B0bot comments of the week, for figuring out who really is responsible for the Gulf tragedy – or at least should be held accountable…
The DUdie goes to Cleo the Leo for identifying both the real enemy and the way it should be disposed of:
In a thread about assigning blame to other (media, GOP) – from the title, the GOP was left out of what Obama was saying
.Bobots are happy to see big bad media pay
4. I think he’s figured out who’s a** to kick.
He should take the press into receivership.
Clio the Leo (1000+ posts)
15. lol ….. he should FIRE the press! …. replace them all with the Coast Guard
Because it’s not like the Coast Guard has anything more important to do.
This is a late entry that ties the coastguard as media: Bluestateguy – congratulations!
I especially like how your signature line dramatizes how you turned into your your enemy
15. Thanking God that this man is the president
Any American who disagrees gives aid and comfort to the enemy, to BP and Al Qaeda.Bluestateguy signature:Because he’s the president, and it’s patriotic to stand with the president in a time of war (do I really need a sarcasm icon? I want to throw this kind of talk back in their face after 8 years)
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It’s another one of those “paging Dr Freud” instances like the times W wished out loud to be a dictator.
To add a bit of fun to this, it was during the meeting with the leader of Borat’s country, Kazakhstan
President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office.
The remarks came as Obama met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev — one of the U.S. president’s many meetings with world leaders ahead of this week’s nuclear summit.
Aparently there was another level of irony I wasn’t aware of
Some observers see a conflict between Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the 56-nation OSCE, which plays an important role in monitoring elections in emerging democracies, and its own widely criticized human rights record.
But if the Obama administration saw any disconnect, it kept its criticism to itself.
The apex of irony however was reached when his spokesman was asked to comment on this
“Both presidents agreed that you don’t ever reach democracy; you always have to work at it. And in particular, President Obama reminded his Kazakh counterpart that we, too, are working to improve our democracy.”
Asked by a Wall Street Journal reporter if Obama sees any moral equivalency between the two, the PR man chirped
“Absolutely not … There was no equivalence meant whatsoever,” McFaul said. “[Obama's] taken, I think, rather historic steps to improve our own democracy since coming to office here in the United States.”
Wow! Where do I even start to unpack this “historic” claim?
First, I’d say, the flunkie was being modest. I say, Obama’s work on our democracy started way before he came to office. How can we not credit him with Michigan, Florida, RBC, the phony roll call, the concept of “clinching the nomination”, having Kerry ask the media not to cover Florida because “they don’t count” and other historical deeds.
I’ll leave it to my readers to find historical improvements since that time. Besides the “historical” renewal of the PATRIOT Act that is.
I can only think of one, in today’s headlines
Foes of tea party movement to infiltrate rallies
Opponents of the fiscally conservative tea party movement say they plan to infiltrate and dismantle the political group by trying to make its members appear to be racist, homophobic and moronic.Jason Levin, creator of http://www.crashtheteaparty.org, said Monday the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events
It’s historical, yet not unprecedented, see Nixon’s COINTELPRO . But we also remember, B0bots aren’t very good at this
But I do want to credit the flunkie for clever use of the words “coming in to office” instead of “being elected”. I think I’ll just update the Obama Lexicon
I went in B0botland today to see what the news of offshore drilling has done to them. I think it’s best summed up in a joke:
Two guys walk into a bar in the Wild West. One says to the other: “See that guy?”
“The one in a hat”
“They all wear hats”
“The one in jeans”
“They all wear jeans”
Losing his patience, first guy takes his gun out of its holster, shoots everyone in sight, leaving only one standing:
“That guy. That’s my mortal enemy”
Looks like b0bots are just being explained this and they are very excited about it.
3. He stole their top issue and will impliment it responsibly.
It’s pure hell for Republicans.
Boner is already on record as opposing Obama’s plan, apparently because it’s too environmentally responsible.
And you don’t see a problem with that???
If Obama is implementing THEIR agenda instead of OUR agenda, it isn’t a clever ploy to where Dems win.
We WIN by enacting OUR agenda and defeating THEIR agenda.
If having their agenda enacted is “pure hell” then I’d sure like a double dose.
14. No I don’t see a problem with that.
Mind you, this comes on the heels of celebrating getting Romneycare – because that “neutralized Romney”
Someone sees the absurdity
18. Don’t you see? It’s brilliant
Capitulate totally to what the other side wants and then beg them to help us lower green house emissions.
Just like HCR. Promise to keep all our best ideas out of the bill and then beg them to let us pass a bill based on plan masterminded by the Heritage foundation plan.
In fact to be fair, there are entire discussions going this way
I have failed to appreciate Obama’s brilliance.
don’t know why the Dems didn’t figure this out decades ago. All we need to do is enact the legislation the Republican agenda has sought for 30 years and in one fell swoop we make ourselves immune to Republican criticisms AND we achieve historic legislative accomplishments that give the President lots of political capital to push through even more of the Republican Agenda.
What’s next? War on Venezuela to preserve democracy? That will show those Republican’s who is boss…
but of course there are those missing the sarcasm
25. Most dems are accustomed to their presidents speaking to them..
where as Obama actually speaks to the middle. This seems like a wise move to me as he becomes immune to the “too liberal” argument that most conservative politics is founded on.Do
Some are still naive enough to ask this question
Is there still room in the Democratic Party for those who advocate for these Liberal Issues?
*Medicare for anyone who wants it.
*Immediate withdrawal of ALL military forces and “contractors” from the Middle East.
*Immediate reduction of Military Spending by at least 50%
*The immediate break-up (Trust Busting) of everything “Too Big to Fail”.
*Fair Competition Legislation that lets Mom&Pop (small locally owned businesses and farms) compete with Big Box and Factory Farms on a level playing field.
*An end to “Free Trade” (Race to the Bottom)
*Organized LABOR and local co-ops.
*Women’s Right to Choose
If I posted there, I would bring the joke I started with as the illustration:
See? You are the other guys in the bar. Obama just shot you all to point out who the enemy is. The Republicans are the enemy. Aren’t ya glad they were finally singled out?
Or to quote one of the operatives:
“it’s pure hell for Republicans”