Saturday, March 24, 2012

“It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” Obamacare Hashtag to Follow

Well, I guess I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Big White IS celebrating the anniversary of Obamacare after all!

bfd“It’s hard out here for a pimp”

This special offer t-shirt is only $30, payable to “Obama for America,” - get one today for your toddler and/or your college age daughter who is counting on Obamacare to cover the cost of her contraceptives while she’s studying for her degree in Gender Studies. Your kids will really get a kick out of it! (and since they’ll be paying for it for the rest of their lives anyway, the joke is really on them). Now available in XXX large!

Unbeknownst to me, David “Ax-man” Axelrod sent out a flash-email yesterday announcing a surprise Twitter Hashtag to mark the big anniversary of “Obamacare”

Friend --

I like Obamacare.

I'm proud of it -- and you should be, too.

Here's why: Because it works.

So if you're with me, say it: "I like Obamacare."

Obamacare means never having to worry about getting sick and running up against a lifetime cap on insurance coverage. It gives parents the comfort of knowing their kids can stay on their insurance until they're 26, and that a "pre-existing condition" like an ear infection will never compromise their child's coverage.

It's about ending the practice of letting insurance companies charge women 50 percent more -- just because they're women.

And Obamacare can save seniors hundreds of dollars a year on prescription drugs -- and gives them access to preventive care that is saving their lives.

President Obama never lost sight of the fact that this reform is about people. People like his own mother, who spent the last years of her life fighting cancer -- and fighting with insurance companies, too.

That shouldn't happen. And because of Obamacare, it can't.

So next time you hear someone railing against Obamacare, remember what they're actually saying they want to take away.

And, today, stand with me in saying, "Hell yeah, I'm for Obamacare":



P.S. -- Side note: Can you imagine if the opposition called Social Security "Roosevelt Security"? Or if Medicare was "LBJ-Care"? Seriously, have these guys ever heard of the long view?

Paid for by Obama for America


So,if you follow the "I like Obamacare"  link David  sent and give him your email and zip code (the better to target you, if and when we need a little extra help in your district), he will send you the special twitter hashtag. Butt, since I know you’re  all “in”, I’ll save you the trouble. It’s #ILikeObamacare.

Then you, too, can start tweeting out to the world how much you “like” Obamacare! (because “love” is such a strong word). Butt we need your help: apparently the Right Wing Attack Machine has hijacked this hashtag (just like they did with #AttackWatch) and started tweeting out their own stupid anti-Big Guy’s Affordable Care Act rhetoric. Like these:

#ILikeObamacare because I hate the government listening to my phone calls, but I want them to decide if I get a pacemaker.”

#ILikeObamacare Because I’m too poor to pay for insurance – Sent from my iPad 3.”

#ILikeObamaCare because I'm tired of the Founding Fathers telling us what we can and can't do.

#ILikeObamacare because it makes sense to run medical care out of the IRS.

#ILikeObamacare because the President told me I can keep my current insurance. Oh wait, that one wasn't true...never mind

So as you can see, we could use your help to get this hashtag back on track, so please stop by early and often to leave your sentiments regarding Obamacare. I’ve already done my part:

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Others, who clearly should know better, seem a bit confused:

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And I see the Iowa Hawk has weighed in too:



big-banksOh oh! The rest of the world encounters the Post Apocalyptic America

Oh yes, and the other Michelle’s new Twitchy site has been busy with this breaking story too:


Butt if you decide to participate: remember to follow Big Guy’s lead with respect to keeping things civil; don’t say anything that you would be embarrassed for were the Wee Wons to read it:

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Team Obama: keeping things classy since 1-20-08

UPDATE: Dewey has a new WTF Theatre Episode with Cody and Skyler discussing #ILikeObamacare.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

The Ayes have it: Get ‘er done!

What? No anniversary party tonight for our big victory over the greedy capitalists running the healthcare industry? No champagne, caviar or those little Kobe sliders that everyone enjoys so much? Nothing to mark our first, historic 2nd big anniversary of the signing of Obamacare into law?

Apparently my post yesterday (The Eyes…) hit a nerve: because I see Big Guy’s jumping on Air Force Won this evening to visit Seoul. I hope he knows that’s in SOUTH Korea.

obama's seoul eyes copyIt’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a soul-less dictator to enter the Kingdom of God.

Well, even if there isn’t any official celebration, I’m going to commemorate this epochal event by dipping into the MOTUS way-back machine - “The Ayes Have It:” 

March 23, 2009

the eyes have it(ed. ditto what I said above)

Yes people, the ayes do indeed seem to have prevailed. And as they say, the eyes are the window to the soul. These are the eyes that delivered Obamacare to a nation graciously saying “no thank you, ma’am.”

But back to Nancy’s Betty Davis eyes: look into this soul: do you see what I see?

Of course you do. But we need to soldier on anyway.

Happy Palm Sunday, Nancy.I’m sure you will find time to go to Mass next Sunday to thank the good Lord for your victory over capitalism, self-reliance and liberty.

Sorry we couldn’t have you over tonight to celebrate with Big Guy and Lady M, but you  - of all people – know that the politics of the situation require that we hold our big celebration for later. Maybe Good Friday will work out for the big party.

But hey, Nan – you go ahead and have a snort or two tonight, you earned it. I can tell you that Big Guy is going to have a couple of lines snorts tonight too. Because he’s the president.

I’m sure you remember the revelry on the Hill when Obamacare was finally rammed up our passed: 

nan's gavelGive a woman a house and she’ll hammer you for a day; give her a hammer and she’ll pummel us into the ground forever.

BO Nan the eyes and ears of AmericaThe eyes and ears of America: we are in good hands now, comrades

Butt back to the here and now: of course we don’t have time to party right now. Big Guy’s got a fundraising drive to spearhead, in order to WTF. Plus he’s busy reformulating his summer energy policy, along with the summer gasoline blends.

To that end, BO just wrapped up an energy-focused 4 state swing to convince you that he feels your pain. And that he’s been doing everything a President could possibly do to ease the price at the pump.

Bo arrives in the oil patchdrill baby drill

Okay, let’s get these rigs pumping! My ratings need a little boost.

Take that southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline project for instance: Big Guy was on-site yesterday, assuring everyone that he’s doing everything he can to cut through all that bureaucratic government red tape to make sure that portion of the pipeline can move forward (although it doesn’t really require Presidential approval, just a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers). 

“Right now, a company called TransCanada has applied to build a new pipeline to speed more oil from Cushing to state-of-the-art refineries down on the Gulf Coast,” the president said…

“And today, I’m directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles and make this project a priority, to go ahead and get it done,” he said.

Too bad there’s still that 1,179 mile gap from the Northern border to Cushing, OK.

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It’s just a little gap


bo stillwaterOn-site at Trans-Canada’s pipeline yard: Look at all those empty vessels!

Anyway, we’re ending the week on a bit of an upbeat note - here’s the best polling news we’ve had in weeks and weeks:

"Gallup's model tying presidential job approval to Americans' economic confidence indicates that Obama's approval rating would reach 50% -- important for improving his chances of re-election -- if economic confidence were only a bit higher," the pollsters reported.

Ah yes, and if wishes were horses…


beggars would ride.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Eyes Have It

Have you seen this latest “scientific study?”

According to a new study by Yale University psychologists, most people intuitively feel as if their "self" — otherwise known as their soul, or ego — exists in or near their eyes.

Conclusion: the eyes are the window to the soul! Butt I think your grandma probably already knew that. I guess it’s not official until you get a federal grant and have Ivy League researchers prove it. Here’s how they noodled  out this long standing controversy:

The participants were shown pictures of cartoon characters, and in each picture a small object (a buzzing fly or snowflake) was positioned near a different section of the character's body (face or torso or feet, etc.), always at the same distance away.

The study participants were then asked which pictures showed the object closest to the body, the hypothesis being that people would interpret the object as closest when it was near what they intuitively believed to be the soul's location.

soul-experimentsYale’s “soul-experiments” test: they don’t make science tests like they used to

“What they intuitively believed?”  If that doesn’t sound like one of the standards you  learned about scientific method back in high school biology class that’s because it isn’t. That old fashioned methodology has been scrapped in favor of a new postmodern methodology:  “post-normal science.” 

On it’s face, I’d say the whole experiment sounds dumb. Butt these are Yale psychologists so that can’t be the case. I’m sure they know a lot more about these things than I do. After all, I’m just a mirror.

Mirror-Mirror-embiggened-copy_thumb1 Hmmm. The background looks a little dark. And empty.

I confess, I’m a little uncomfortable with the conclusions of this study. If they’re right about this whole “window to the soul” thing, what am I to make of the images my reflective lenses have caught of Lady M  over the past few years?

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Those glances are reflecting more than a few “spots on the milk bottle,” if you believe in that sort of thing.

little_eye_thumb[2]Counter-intuitively, you reach MO’s soul faster through the little eye than the big one. 

And Big Guy?

STORMobama-drudge-evil-eyebo's eyes

  bo_and_tiny_thumbbo fingering us againwtf



I guess in BO’s case those eyes could be indicative of  much deeper insight. He has a gift. He has a vision. He sees a future that we mere mortals cannot envision…

“Now you’d think, given this extraordinary sight, given the fact that this is creating jobs, generating power, helping to keep our environment clean, making us more competitive globally.  You’d think that everybody would be supportive of solar power,” Obama said before a backdrop of thousands of solar panels soaking up the desert sun.

ap_obama_solar_tk_120321_wblogDon’t stare into the sun too long, Big Guy

“And yet, if some politicians have their way, there won’t be any more public investment in solar energy,” he said.

Maybe if solar energy is that great, it won’t need any public investment, right? You know, let capitalism work? We do still believe in capitalism, right? Right? Buhler? Anyone?


“One member of Congress, who shall remain unnamed, called these jobs ‘phony.’ Called them ‘phony jobs.’ Think about that mindset, that attitude, that says because something is new it must not be real. You know if these guys were around when Columbus set sail, they’d be charter members of the flat earth society.”

That line wasn’t as hysterically funny as it was the first time he trotted it out; still – it evoked polite titters all around.

The point is, Big Guy wants us all to enjoy our day in the sun.


So get in line, the sun’s sure to come out tomorrow.

Oh, and here’s one last panel from the “Where is the soul located?” test:

obama fly

90% of all participants agreed that this picture depicted the fly closest to Big Guy’s portal to his soul; thus proving conclusively that BO does indeed have a gift.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Live By the Sword, Die By the Sword, My Friend.

Sure and begorrah! Just like they have for the past 3 years, the little Irish leprechauns showed up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Big White.

fionnuala Kenny mo joeFionnuala Kenny, MO and JoeyB in varying shades of green, our favorite color

Unfortunately the Irish Prime Minister and his little woman had a better invitation for March 17, and the Wons have been busy raising money ever since, so last night was the earliest they could all get together to throw back a wee dram (I said dram, not gram).

bo enda kenny A bowl of lucky shamrocks from Irish PM Enda Kenney. Enda also brought Irish moss for all the gents to tuck into their breast pockets.

The best gift of all was the special certificate that the PM presented to Big Guy:

Visiting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny presented the president with an official certificate of Irish heritage noting, “These are very rare. As rare as the man himself.”

Yeah, right; that’s why 80% of Americans are Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

Anyway, I know you’d prefer to see pictures of the dress Lady M wore to the Big Apple fundraiser on Monday, so here they are: on the left, below, our in-between the Late Night taping frock and our party frock and to your right, the Hollywood-style glam dress we wore for our stump speech to the glitterati.  It combined several of our signature details:  it was black, shiny, sleeveless with a plunging neckline. As you can tell by the man behind her, it was quite riveting.:


Wow! We didn’t even spend the night in the Big Apple and it still required 3 wardrobe changes – complete with shoes! It’s a good thing we fly on Air Force Won Too because they don’t let you take that much luggage on regular airlines anymore.

As stunning as Lady M looked - and she did look stunning:

mo's ammo beltWhat does it say about New York when even Lady M leaves the jewelry home and wears an ammo belt instead?

There are always people around who just have to show you up: immediate case: Beyoncé.


Can you even believe this little tart? Wearing a Victoria Beckham that zips up AND down!

beyonceAnd how about those blue claws?

As you can clearly see, she’s maintained her trademark boo-tay, butt check out that flat stomach - only 2 months after having Baby Blue! It makes you wonder about those rumors that were floating around while Beyoncé was “pregnant” doesn’t it?

During the "Single Ladies" singer's pregnancy, rumors surfaced that she was actually using a surrogate and had been padding her stomach for the paparazzi’s sake.

The singer's growing baby bump inexplicably "collapsed" during an interview with Australian talk show "Sunday Night HD," causing the media the buzz about the allegedly fake baby bump.

I don’t know what to think; she did take over a whole hospital floor when “Baby Blue Ivy” was born. On the other hand, as I pointed out yesterday, celebrities do seem inclined to have surrogates carry the load for them.

Obama 2008

Anyway, here are a few more attendees arriving to pay tribute to Big Guy and Lady M:

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Your host and hostess, Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower: and Gracie looks great too - having just had her baby delivered a few months ago too!


The Jones girls, January left, Star, right, and Beyoncé's Mom, Tina Knowles arrive

fat Harvey weinstein georgina chapman

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman: and they say money can’t buy you love

Other news of critical importance:

In record low turnout (only the living are allowed to vote in the R-word primary and then, only once), voters in Illinois - site of the 671st Republican primary of the year – gave the win to Romney yesterday. Rick Santorum spent about an hour at the mic, in front of the camera, acting like he was the winner; and Newt made it clear that he’s not quitting until he runs out of other people’s money.

Meanwhile, the politically correct silly-season officially commenced with Tom Hanks - for reasons that remain mysterious to me - apologizing for something he didn’t actually do 8 years ago. Also of note: Robert De Niro issued a statement that wasn’t exactly an apology for something he did do – even though it was just a stupid joke by a stupid actor. Normally Bobby’s inane comment wouldn’t have been even a blip on the radar, butt the Newtster decided to  take advantage of the assemblage of MSM covering the Illinois primary to express his moral outrage. He just wanted to remind everybody about the number one rule of politics: live by the sword, die by the sword. We could all learn a thing or two from the Professor.


Curiously, this simple and completely self explanatory rule - at least with respect to liberal swashbucklers - has been suspended for the past few decades.

Unclear at this juncture exactly what precipitated this sea change.

Butt I hear rumors.

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What do you say? Let’s put that Fairness Doctrine in effect ourselves.

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