Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hark! A Sleeping Giant Wakes

“We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve." Admiral Isaroku Yamamoto (h/t: PatAZ & LarryB)

Ireland's Sleeping Giant Island aka'The Dead ManThe sleeping Giant, off the coast of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula

Could it be? Could the pendulum – after tracing one of the longest arcs ever recorded in the history of America - possibly be swinging back? Finally?

There certainly were indications of that possibility last night from both fly-over and  - of all places - California!?! What’s up with that – the Tea Party isn’t even legal in California!

So here are the gory results from Wisconsin: despite voter turnout of 119% in Madison yesterday, Governor Walker still won the day handily (although I understand Ed Schultz is still counting the absentee ballots):

Walker  53 %

Barrett  47 %

Walker took 61% of the white working class workers (the group that, as I first reported last year, Big Guy’s big brains wrote off). I’m assuming Barrett took the union vote, including the ones from Illinois and Michigan. In the final analysis this turned out to be contest between the haves (public unions, whose pensions are 4.5 times larger than the private sector) and the have-nots (you, the taxpayer). Stunningly, the have-nots won this time.


So here we are, headed into our 3rd summer of non-recovery. Bubba, our Big Dawg in the fight keeps wandering off the plantation at will, and now - a crushing defeat to our Big Labor arm in Wisconsin. And California – our most periwinkle of blue states! That’s going to leave a mark.

Or not. I guess it’s not that big of a deal. We just need to move on. Butt you can tell nobody around here is very happy with the results that certainly aren’t Big Guy’s fault.

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So we take solace where we find it. No, not the tea trolley, although it does have its role.  I’m talking about the triumph of Lady M’s fight to eliminate obesity and free-will in one generation through preachy government intervention. Butt, get ready; there will be those freedom loving outlier radicals like Lady Liberty 1885 who will be the buzzkill to our choom.

Here’s Lady M announcing Disney’s decision to cave to her vastly superior health knowledge by agreeing to ban all ads from it’s children’s programing that hawk sugary, salty food or drink.

With tight limits placed on calories, fats, sugar and sodium, many commercials for fizzy drinks, frosted cereals, sweets and sticky cakes would be eradicated from Disney networks.

mo a year of living magicallyIt’s been a year of living magically alright

This way mommy and daddy won’t have to explain to the wee wons why they can’t have unlimited amounts of sugary cereal, beverages, cupcakes and chips.


mo-mickey-mouse-kids-ignoringButt let’s not be spiking the ball

Obama hailed Disney’s move as a game-changer. “It’s huge. Just a few years ago if you had told me or any other mom or dad in America that our kids wouldn’t see a single ad for junk food while they watched their favorite cartoons on a major TV network, we wouldn’t have believed you,” she said.

I’m pretty sure she isn’t the only one who never would have believed it:


So amidst all the gloomy news, we’re grateful for this victory to flaunt. Because it seems like people are going out of their way now to sling bows and arrows in our direction. It certainly isn’t a good sign that the photographers are no longer committed to capturing Big Guy in god-like poses:

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What’s more troublesome of course is the imagery some of them are replacing those iconic shots with:

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 Don’t they know how sensitive he is about his ears?

Butt getting back to our crushing defeat, that isn’t our fault; do you know what the Wisconsin motto is? “Forward.” No, I’m not kidding: “FORWARD! Reflecting Wisconsin's continuous drive to be a national leader” So I guess we’ll be dropping that one from our trial campaign slogan list too. Which is good, because I’m tired of coming up with four words every day.

The way things are shaping up, the only positive thing left in our arsenal is Lady M. So it looks like a grueling, in more ways than one, campaign season for everyone.

newseum new food ad standards moMaybe we can retrofit our campaign slogan to “Fashion Forward”

I’m pretty sure Ann Romney had a pale yellow jacket just like this back in the 90’s. Butt she never thought to pair it up with a fashion forward color blocked dress to show it to it’s best effect.  Back then fashion was so boring: a black sheath underneath, black pumps, hose and a simple gold necklace, or maybe pearls, and that was it. No color pops anywhere let alone everywhere.

Butt goodness, listen to me prattling on about the 90’s. Things have certainly changed a lot since then haven’t they Mickey?


Oh, and I suppose you saw Lady M on Letterman last night delivering the Top-Ten list:

mo and barackoliLady M poses with her Barackoli: again with the ears?!

The full list of Mrs. Obama's  top ten "fun facts on gardening":

No. 10: Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener.

No. 9: Plant avocadoes, tomatoes, onions and cilantro together and grow a guacamole tree.

No. 8: Eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops.

No. 7: In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish.

No. 6: The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks.

No. 5: Later this year the Supreme Court will finally rule on "tomato" vs. "tomahto."

No. 4: If you have an actual green thumb, it might be scurvy.

No. 3: Lettuce is 96 percent water and 4 percent lettuce.

No. 2: The White House tool shed contains shovels, trowels and Weed Whacker One.

No. 1: "With enough care and effort you can grow your own Barack-oli."

Regarding No. 2, “Weed Whacker Won” is one of Big Guy’s code-names around here.

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Just thought you’d want to know.

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