Saturday, September 24, 2011

Race to the Top: I Thought We Were Supposed To Be Post-Racial?

I think Big Guy just checked another item off his to do list: seizure of the  government/education propaganda machine, aka Race to the Top. And guess what? Because Congress has been dragging their feet on it for months, he decided to do it himself! Without their help. Because who needs legislators when you are the Won and only?

So, there you have it: a brand new No Child’s Fat Behind program! What? Oh, never mind. I got that mixed up with Lady M’s seizure of the government/union nutrition and childcare program.

Big Guy’s is a redo of the No Child Left Behind – I always did get those two confused. Here’s what he announced at the Big White yesterday:

“Congress hasn’t been able to do it, so I will. Mr. Obama said in a speech at the White House. Starting today, we’ll be giving states more flexibility to meet high standards.”

Two points:

First, some of the R-words are complaining that Big Guy overstepped his bounds by essentially dictating new terms for the states to follow in order to get their federal funding without benefit of the duly elected officials whose job it is to legislate such terms and conditions. Butt that’s just silly. Big Guy’s authority knows no bounds. A little something he learned from other world dictators leaders of HOPE and CHANGE.

              hugo fidel  mahmoud_ahmadinejad

Secondly, “flexible” and “standards” are generally not words used together in the same sentence by sticklers who think standards should be…well, standards. How inflexible of them.

Any way Big Guy is just issuing waivers to states that agree to follow his brand new set of rules and standards for the education of the mushy young brains of America’s future.

hitler earthI understand the states will have to mandate uniforms in order to get their waivers too

Big Guy and  Arne just made up the new rules and standards themselves, since that’s usually what bogs down the people’s duly elected representatives to Congress.

In announcing his new education reform plan, Big Guy told a group of educators gathered at the Big White that “If something isn’t working, and it’s clear it isn’t, you’ve got to do something different.”

bo not the glee clubBo, announcing his waivers. Unclear who all these people are, butt clearly it’s not the Glee Club.

I think I agree with that. So I wonder when we can expect to see waivers granted to all the states to opt out of Obama care? Because it doesn’t sound like Obamacare is shaping up to work out. And when we might see waivers granted to oil and gas companies, to let them start drilling again?. Because our Energy Policy sure isn’t working.  And I’ll check Big Guy’s schedule to see when he’ll be announcing his change of heart on passing that Jobs Bill, right away.

And when he’s done with that maybe he should call Ben Bernanke



and tell him to scuttle the next planned “quantitative easing” and stop the printing presses.

Of course he can do all that after we put a new budget together that curtails all that deficit spending that doesn’t seem to be working out very well either.

Seriously; I think Big Guy’s finally on to something here.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Thank you to everybody who signed my petition at “We The People” petitioning Big Guy to resign right away. As of now, we still need 4,965 more signatures by 10-23 to get an official White House response, and 115 more to get my petition listed in official “We The People” search results. All this has to be done before Plouffe Daddy breaks through my new petition firewall. I have tweeted Rush Limbaugh seeking his help in gathering signatures. If you can think of anyone or any site that can help, please give them the direct link to my petition:

We the people petition Barack Obama to resign the office of President of the United States effective immediately.

We can CHANGE America Back!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

We The

This is the the email I got yesterday announcing that our new “We The People” initiative has gone live! That’s right, now anybody, with little or no effort, can:

  1. Create and sign a petition,
  2. Rally support for your cause by gathering signatures, and
  3. Get an official response from a valued & loyal member of Team-Obama.

Now tell me that Big Guy’s days as a community organizer aren’t paying off. This isn't the first big 2012 campaign public service initiative we’ve rolled out. Our @ATTACKWATCH initiative on twitter is reaping big rewards and stopping the smear 5 days per week(we take weekends off here at the Big White, to “generate”). The response has been overwhelming. We have had unexpectedly robust participation from conservatives and R-words. Who’d of thunk they would be seeing something and saying something?


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Anyhoo, I’ve created and signed my first petition and HOPE that you will all help me rally support and gather signatures. In order to receive that official Big White response Big Guy promised, we need 4,999 signatures by 10-23-2011 and I know we can do it. Here’s the text of my petition sentence:

“We the people petition Barack Obama to resign the office of President of the United States effective immediately.”

I decided to follow a wise man’s advice and K.I.S.S.




I don’t think they’ll be able to trace this back to me, butt just to be safe, I’m going to be reflecting from the road for the next couple of days.

If you agree with my proposal on what action Big Guy’s Administration should take on this important issue, put it up on your facebook page. It’s our first bite of the apple and we only have until 10-23-2011! We can CHANGE America.

Yes we can!


And remember: be careful out there.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peace is Hard, Butt We’ll Always Have Dancing.

Another day, another speech, another photo op (see yesterday’s post for coverage on that) for posterity.

Lady M was there with the other spouses to enjoy the days events. Here’s a little current events quiz for you: how many  (uncovered) knees do you see in the UN delegate’s spouse section?

mo un or here

I said knees.

how many uncovered knees to we see here

Seriously, is Lady M amazing or what? Can you even believe that’s the same woman from the DNC soiree the night before? Tuesday night she was all, like, swooshed back updo; flirty, sexy, kitten-y even. Yesterday at the UN: all professional long, sleek tresses with bangs and business-like suit - except maybe the skirt could have been just a bit longer.

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Kitten MO, left, Lioness MO right

I guess longer hair is de rigueur for the women of Washington this year. Although they don’t all wear it equally well, IMHO. So far I’d give the advantage to the women of the R-words camp.

Butt I report, you decide:                 


Hill (D)

                         Sarah new hampshireSarah new hampshire2

                       Sarah (R)                      

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The other Michelle (R)


Little Debbie (D)

Anyway, Big Guy’s  “Give peace a chance” speech at the UN yesterday, deemed “eloquent” by CNN, was not considered one of his best by others. In fact I’ve heard the term “stinker” used – and that was around the Big White. Some even suggested he might want to fire his staff of speech writers.

Oh dear! That’s not really going to be an option, as this is the one big speech Big Guy wrote himself. Which explains why Nile Gardiner across the pond thought it sounded “more like a professorial address by a university lecturer than a speech by the leader of the free world.” And that was the nicest thing he said. He went on to say it sounded like “several speeches cobbled together in haphazard fashion.” (Where’s Bill Ayers when you need him?) that was “hopelessly naive in parts.”

Wow! This Nile guy was brutal. He even pointed out that there was not one single applause line in the entire, interminably long, speech and that “a deathly, sceptical [ed. that’s British for “skeptical”] silence greeted the most powerful figure on earth.” And that was just Lady M’s reaction.

Butt don’t worry, the Wons have a lot of time to campaign before 2012 rolls around and they weren’t about to let a few bad reviews spoil their special NY date night. They put in an appearance at Bill Clinton’s annual “Global Initiative” – what ever that is –

bill& bo

then grabbed a quiet little dinner before flying back to Washington. Since Lady M was auditioning some new hair/nail and makeup people while we were in Gotham City, she arrived home sporting yet another new look. I call it her “young and swingy” side:

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Big skirt, tiny cardi (don’t forget to hold hands! Only 14 more months till elections.)

And  I guess that both of the Wons really enjoyed those square dance patters we practiced on 9/11 because I think I spotted some new crinolines as they were deplaning! On Lady M, I mean.

bo mo coming home crinolines showing

“Comb your hair & button your shoe,
promenade home like you always do.”

Ah yes, peace may be hard butt we’ll always have dancing! 

Butt that’s another whole post.

bo wee are still the won

Leading from behind: it may look like you’re dancing.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Middle Class Warriors Workin’ for Change: at Home and the Middle East

Whew! My Technical Difficulties Have Been Repaired!

Early this morning, the engineers at Echo brought the comment system back online. The outage was system wide and knocked the Echo1comment system offline on all websites using it. Butt now we’re back in business. Please resume gratuitous snarking!


Good News everybody! The road warrior is back! As a warrior for the middle class – because no one else is on their side. And they tend to vote.

As you know, the Mr. and Mrs. landed in New York on Monday to perform one of the most critical obligations of Big Guy’s presidency.

No, not to veto the UN’s vote to grant statehood status to Palestine. That’s being handled by someone else. Hillary maybe. In what has come to be Big Guy’s hallmark, he’s just going to give a big speech today and leave the details up to the rest of the little people at the UN (in this context, “little people” would include everyone other than Big Guy).

bo hill unIs there a body language expert in the room? I hope not too.

No, what I’m referring to is the far more important task of replenishing our war chest. No, not America’s war chest, I mean our war chest. Two DNC fundraisers yesterday: and what better way to get our Mojo back than sucking up the adulation of our groupies?

We may still have some work to do with our fan club in the Middle East though. It looks like we’re still having a failure to communicate there. I guess that Apology Tour for America in the Muslim world didn’t reap all of the benefits we were hoping for. I think Big Guy may have to do a Twitter Town Hall or something over there.

palestinians burn us flagPalestinians, unaware of, burn an American flag in broad daylight. And without the required environmental permits. 

So we’ve decided to focus on the positive! Back to our fundraisers. Where else could the Won’s go to reclaim that 2008 old black magic? Thank goodness there are still enough rich people left who can afford to pay a little bit more. $2500 – $35,800 per seat more, to be exact. Butt for their money they got two Wons and a really good show:

   bomo going in like we practicedbo mo smooch 9-20

We’ve practiced this over and over in front of a mirror (!)

bo mo totus embrace nyAh yes! Allusion and artifice! We aren’t the Wons by accident!

For Lady M’s part, she appeared at 2 fundraisers yesterday, the first one with the ladies who lunch.  Gloria Steinem, iconic feminist, not usually among the LWL crowd, was there to drop her dime into Big Guy’s pot. Odd, given all the talk about his, ahem, “woman problem” lately. Butt I guess he gets a pass because…well, I guess I don’t know why. I sure would hate to think it’s just a racist thing.

The really big show was last night though at Gotham Hall where America’s wealthiest millionaires and billionaires turned out to cheer on Big Guy’s class war against them. I don’t get that one either, butt maybe its because they heard BO say that “This is not class warfare - it’s math.” The way I’m programed to do math, the math doesn’t add up either, butt then, I don’t have a Master of Arts in Political Science with a certificate in political campaigning like some people do.

Anyway, back to the evening’s highlights, where Big Guy told the swooning crowd that they should contribute to he re-election campaign “right away”:

totus bo mo 9-20 ny2TOTUS, Big Guy and Lady M, declaring their allegiance to the Middle Class

Lady M and Big Guy had their best game faces on, coochie-cooing at each other about being “sexy” and “cute” and needing more “date nights” (ha!). And Big Guy really touched the crowd’s bleeding hearts when he lowered his voice and talked about being raised by a single mom (and grandma and grandpa) as “a little mixed kid in Honolulu.” You know we’re in full campaign mode when the audience needs to pack Kleenex.

Here’s a close up of MO’s famously toned shoulders and arms in her fashionable tuxedo vest. Unfortunately she forgot to pack the shirt and jacket that goes with it.

mo fundraiser ny 9-20"Are you ready for work? We all have to be fired up and ready to go."

I sure don’t want to be the one to tell Lady M that there are millions and millions of Americans who have been ready for work for 3 years now. They’re still waiting.

Big Guy, the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2009, will be meeting with Benji and Abbas later this morning to clear up that whole Palestine/Israel mess. He’s going to tell them both that they have to pass the proposal right away. He’ll also warn them that he’ll veto it if it doesn’t include a tax increase that ensures that everyone pays their fair share.

I’m not sure if he means that, or if he’s just getting his campaign message mixed up with his Leader of the Free World message.


Update. This just in from the UN. Per Big Guy, “Peace is hard.” Well, that explains everything! Except the Nobel Peace Prize.

bo presidential bracketsPicking the winners is hard too

Major Update 2: UN Photo Embargo Breech

I’ve done my best to handle the optics here, butt Big Guy just keeps going rogue. This was the shot I authorized of Big Guy with some of the little UN people:


Was that enough? Nooooo. He’s got to pose for some additional shots after I left to go shopping with Lady M:

125682969“Here I am, stuck in the middle with you”

funnyI’m glad these little UN people found this so amusing.

Mr. Claire Shipman tried damage control saying that it looked “photoshopped to him”, but that doesn’t seem to have calmed the waters. Now, it’s been picked up by Rush Limbaugh, American Digest, Fausta and probably the whole wide world.

The only good thing about it is that maybe it will keep everybody focused on the picture and not his speech, which, in a nutshell was: “It’s hard.” (Didn’t the MSM make fun of George W for weeks for saying something, uh, identical to that? So I suppose we’re going to have deal with that too, no?) Anyway, I’m just glad they  didn’t get their mitts on this one:

125682969Woops, sorry about that Tsakhia

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hostile Fires Burning Bright Signal Return of Cardis Too Tight

There’s an old adage to the effect that when leaders get in trouble, they tend to go back to doing things the way they always have: the behaviors that got you to the podium in the first place, if you will.

Lady M demonstrates:

mo to NYC

Bold, clingy,abstract floral print. Bright, tight mini cardi. Huge boob belt showing off the effectiveness of our new government issued containment systems. Colorful flats, expensive bag, and a big smile. Oh, and don’t forget to hold hands!

swing skirt moupsiedaisie mo

We are sooo ready to fight…for our right to par-tay.

Actually, we’re going to New York for the UN General Assembly, butt this is an important trial run to see if we can win back the hamsters in the MSM with our “color pop” and stylin’.

Big Guy’s going to the UN because someone in Palestine heard about Big Guy’s popularity polls, and decided now was the time to set up that 2 state solution in the Middle East that Big Guy spoke so fondly of the last time Netanyahu was here. Butt now that they’re going ahead with his plan unilaterally, he’s not so much on board; on account of his “Jewish problem” that emerged in the wake of the Weiner erection election.

On other fronts, Big Guy’s trying to shore up his union base by making Government Motors give the union everything they wanted in the latest contract negotiations. You didn’t really buy the fact that GM paid back the money they “borrowed” from Big Guy did you? That was more of our special fuzzy government accounting. We still own them. This should prove interesting for Ford. Who we don’t own. Their loss.

Also, we officially launched our class warfare in the Rose Garden yesterday. We’ll just have to wait and see how that works out.

 bo roseThorns and Roses

With the fashion, Jewish, union and underclass hopefully back in the fold, we’ve got to focus on other fronts. Like dispelling all of the lies that Ron Suskind wrote in his stupid new book Confidence Man:

Mr. Obama emerges in this volume as an oddly passive chief executive whose modus operandi was to sketch out overarching principles, “wait until others had painted in those outlines with hard proposals” and then “step down from his above-the-fray perch to close the deal.”

In my limited experience, leaders who rely on “overarching principles”  and who “wait until others had painted in those outlines with hard proposals” usually don’t know enough to buy a clue. That’s why they tend to rely on a “growing inclination to seek consensus.” If they don’t know enough about the subject to even formulate an opinion, they assume that a consensus will produce a better answer. As in “the debate is over, the science is settled and the earth is on fire.”

Of course, I’m not saying that’s the case with Big Guy. Au contraire! Big Guy is nothing, if not in charge. He just wants to give everyone an equal opportunity to speak their minds before he pulls out TOTUS to become the decider.

Butt aside from all the critical, untrue charges of uncertainty, indecision, infighting and insubordination in the Oval, the worst allegation that Mr. Suskind makes is that there’s a “woman problem” in the Big White.

Some of the most inflammatory passages from the book don’t deal with economics at all, but rather with the treatment of women in the administration. Part of the problem was the brusque Larry Summers… But the problem was wider: women in the administration felt they were ignored, with decisions made by men talking to one another. “The idea of a boys club being just Larry and Rahm [Emanuel, the then–White House chief of staff] isn’t really fair,” one insider told Suskind. “[Obama] was just as responsible himself.” Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, said of one meeting where she’d been shut down by Summers, “I felt like a piece of meat.” Anita Dunn, who was communications director, said, “Looking back, this place would be in court for a hostile workplace … because it actually fit all of the classic requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace.”

Of course this has all been officially denied which, I think, by law makes it “not true.” And really, how believable is it that the Big White has a “woman problem” with Lady M in the house? Are you kidding me?


Come to think of it, that might actually explain some of the hostility towards members of the weaker sex in other quarters around here. Butt then, I’m not a certified psychotherapist so you should probably ignore that last observation and ask Robin from Berkley for her professional opinion.

Anyway, the book goes on to quote – quote! - Big Guy as saying that what he’s dealing with here is a failure of communication:

that he, along with Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, shared “the disease of being policy wonks,” that he had been “very comfortable with a technocratic approach to government,” and that he needed to focus on the bigger picture. “Going forward as president,” he said in the February 2011 interview, “the symbols and gestures — what people are seeing coming out of this office — are at least as important as the policies we put forward.”

Well, that’s an understatement! Everyone around here, and I mean everyone, knows and always has that the symbols and gestures are not “at least” as important as policies: they are tantamount. As I tried to warn everyone right from the start: “…allusion and artifice is all we have to offer”.

I hate it when nobody listens to me, so I don’t blame Christina, Anita and Elizabeth for leaving – nobody likes to be treated like a second class citizen. Butt I swear, when Anita said that the Big White “fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women” I just thought Big Guy was racking up another historic first. Because I’m not aware of any other administration that has been hostile towards women; in fact the Clinton administration loved women. Although I can’t speak for the Carter years, as I wasn’t here yet.

Anyway, now that I know that this is a real concern, I’m wondering if I should lawyer up? I sure can’t afford to since I still haven’t gotten that pay increase Rahmbo promised me back in ‘09, and that new Daley dude won’t even acknowledge that I exist. Hey! I’m beginning to see Anita’s point! Maybe Professor William Jacobson will take my case on a pro-bono basis. Of course I’m still waiting to hear from him and Megyn Kelly on my Supremacy Clause suit against Dr. Laura Ingraham. So he’s probably very busy. With his website and all.

Butt I think I’ll start gathering my evidence together, just in case I need it for my legal briefs.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

The Real Mad Men of Washington: it’s a Reality Show

Did you see the Emmys last night? Modern Family and Mad Men were the big winners. I think that’s a very good omen for the Wons. After all Modern Family is just like life around the Big White, only funny. And Mad Men is a show about, well, guys selling crap to people that they don’t need, don’t want and is probably useless. 

Ironically, there have recently been suggestions that, indeed, mad men were behind Big Guy’s winning his staring role back in 2008:

As the bad economic news continues to emanate from the United States — with a double-dip recession now all but certain — a reckoning is overdue. American journalism will have to look back at the period starting with Barrack [sic] Obama’s rise, his assumption of the presidency and his conduct in it to the present, and ask itself how it came to cast aside so many of its vital functions. In the main, the establishment American media abandoned its critical faculties during the Obama campaign — and it hasn’t reclaimed them since.

The premise being that a media cabal was responsible for the Wons arrival in the Big White to perform in the resulting reality show. Some are even looking to Ron Suskind’s bogus new book (more on that tomorrow) as proof that the show’s premise is actually realistic.

Back to the Emmys though; there was Charlie Sheen, former star of Two and a Half Men, handing out awards that he’s not likely to ever win again. His newly calm demeanor was a bit unsettling and even his appearance was butt a shadow of his former Warlock and Tiger Blood self:

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Isn’t he starting to look more like Hal Holbrook than Charlie Sheen?

I think his handlers have Charlie on downers, hoping to make him appear normal again. Believe, me I know of which I speak.

bo dc central kitchen

Anyway, I was thinking, if former Vice President Al Gore can win an Oscar for his big screen narration of a fictional docu-drama about the death of our planet, why couldn’t Big Guy win an Emmy for his Teleprompter appearances where he narrates the death of our country?

APTOPIX Obama 2008

Therefore, I would like to submit to next year’s selection committee my nomination for best actor In the role of the American President in a political drama:


         bo sit roombo tongue

I’m not a real leader, butt I play one in the situation room

Also, so no one will feel slighted, my Nomination for best supporting-actress in the role of FLOTUS in a political drama :

mo no

And what the heck, “best supporting actor in the role of Vice –President” too:



Oh wait! I just remembered this is actually a reality show. That qualifies the whole series for nomination in three categories: Political Drama,

             nob hill fundraiserdinner_with_barack_and_joemo bo sorry

Reality Show:

bo tweeting

obama receives nobel

and the relatively new genre, Vampire, Zombie and Horror Show category:


bo big scream

Here’s a little inside scoop for you: Lady M wasn’t the only woman to be considered for the role of FLOTUS:

Snooki didn’t get the part because she was just an undergraduate at Harvard.

So be sure to turn into the next Emmy winning episode of The Real Mad Men of Washington this morning when Big Guy presents his fiscal plan to save the nation by launching class warfare by firing off the Buffet tax. Don’t worry if you can’t catch the show though: it’s actually a re-run.

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