Saturday, December 29, 2012

Our Rhinestone in the Rough (Ruff?)

Don’t look now, butt while you slept, the Republicans deployed the McCain Economic Disaster Plan.

Here’s how this previously discredited crisis management tool works: the lead R-words make a lot of noise about being adults, making hard choices, the magnitude of the crisis, the seriousness of consequences, etc., etc..Then they sit back and wait for Big Guy ride in on his palomino pony; hence clinching the myth that only BO can save the day.


There'll be a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me

You probably remember how well this strategy worked for John McCain in '08,

                    McCain_chokeUSA ELECTIONS BARACK OBAMA

and then again in '11 when the R-words deployed during the debt ceiling negotiations:


o rhinestone

So there’s no reason why we can’t expect the same sparkling results from Big Guy’s bag of conflict resolution tricks this time around as well. Of course the fiscal crisis is far graver now, since we kicked the “hard decision” part down the road past the election. We’ve progressed  waaay  beyond the “eat your peas” point now; we’ve blown right past broccoli too and now we’re all the way up to kohlrabi1.

Specifically, what Big Guy told the nation yesterday after an hour’s worth of really hard work trying to hammer out a deal with the do-nothing Congress is this:

Ordinary folks, they do their jobs. They meet deadlines. They sit down and discuss things and then things happen. It there are disagreements they sort through the disagreements. The notion that our elected leadership can’t do the same thing is mind-boggling to them. It needs to stop. So I’m modestly optimistic that an agreement can be achieved. Nobody’s going to get 100% of what they want. But let’s make sure that middle class families and the American economy and in fact the world economy aren’t adversely impacted because people can’t do their jobs.

Or, as the Gateway Pundit put it: “That’s a pretty bold statement considering he was in Hawaii golfing all week.” Of course, as we all know BO is not “ordinary folk” – hence ordinary rules do not apply.

So I think we have every reason to expect a spectacular New Year’s Eve resolution from our Dear Leader. Something befitting a guy with a big hat holding us all as chattel.

obama-cowboy hatLike a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo

All he has to do is kick the dirt and click his little rhinestone heels together, Small-Boots-Rhinestone-Transfer_90696626

and voila! Off the cliff we’ll go. We can always work on the landing later.

Daredevils_Main_1549262aAnd if everyone else jumps off the cliff, why wouldn’t you follow?

1 Kohlrabi: a strange member of the cabbage family that appears to be some type of alien root vegetable


that comes in both white and dark varieties. It appears to be an alien root vegetable, butt what looks like a root is actually the stem. The actual root is hidden away underground secretly sapping all the nutrients out of the soil with speed and alacrity to produce a really odd vegetable that most people will refuse to eat.

Lady M will tell you how delicious kohlrabi is, butt she has never actually eaten it herself – too much like slave food, you know? And speaking of Lady M, I’m sure you will all appreciate the color “pop” of her latest pedicure. Gives a whole new meaning to “banana boats,” no?

yellow neon pedicureSistah Golden Toes (h/t: AnnaK)

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Friday, December 28, 2012

The No Santa Clause



Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Butt he’s probably not who you think he is.


And like everything in America these days, there are people on both sides of the issue. Take Touré for example, who’s waging his own private war on Christmas by attacking Santa Claus.

toure imagesizerImagine: a smug, arrogant preppy, half-black dude with a cool name lecturing us on Santa Claus

Obama-Terry03Now imagine that poseur on steroids

Touré Neblett has been much criticized for his refusal to lie to his children about Santa Claus:

During a cute segment on what The Cycle hosts did for their respective Christmas celebrations, Touré shocked his colleagues (and plenty of viewers) by saying that he refuses to lie to his children about the existence of Santa Claus, instead allowing his kids to pick out their own presents and not think that some “stranger” magically places gifts under the tree overnight.

“My 5-year-old and 3-year-old, we didn’t talk about Santa at all,” he explained. “I went shopping with them and let Hendrix pick out a present for himself and his sister…the idea that the presents did not come from us never came up. It never occurred. We put out the presents before bedtime on Christmas Eve. There was no myth that some stranger is going to come in through the door.”

Co-host Krystal Ball had just explained her daughter’s cute Santa-related story, and so she proceeded to tease Touré and call his parenting decision “lame.”

“I’m sorry. We didn’t lie to our children,” he shot back. “I don’t think that that’s lame, but whatever…”

I, on the other hand, think uber-liberal Touré might have inadvertently stumbled onto something and ought to be applauded. His approach to raising children by not lying to them might just save the country.

Dear santa how much do I owe youDear Santa, I’m 2 years old. How much do I owe you so far?

Can you even imagine the benefits of having a whole generation of children who’ve been taught that there’s no such thing as Santa Claus! That it’s up to them to work hard, save their money and then buy what they want rather than waiting for Santa to deliver their presents every month.


Good luck Touré, that’s going to be a hard sell. And until that takes root, yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. As long as BO is president and Congress is in session...


all of our Christmas presents will be funded by Christmases future.


So here’s the immortal question: is it better to lie to your children about “Santa Claus” or not to lie to your children about “Santa Claus?” I reflect, you decide.

obama-santa_1541469iI’m Barack Hussein Obama-Claus, and I do not approve this message.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Guns and Posers

Woo Hoo!!! WELCOME Insta-people!

Since Alinsky works for us now, and I’m about to deploy one of his rules, I think it’s time to review his entire repertoire:


Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people.

…The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

…the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

…the fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

…the sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.

…the seventh rule is: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

…the eighth rule: Keep the pressure on.

…the ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

…The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.

…The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

The rule being deployed today is #4: “Make them live up to their own book of rules.”

So I’m afraid I must demand that David Gregory be prosecuted for breaking the law - as he did by brandishing a lethal “high capacity magazine” on Meet the Press. He must be treated just like any other criminal for this act which was clearly an act of dangerous disregard for human life.

article-gregory-1226Q: When is a prop just a prop?

Gregory_puppetA: When it’s brandished by a talking head?

As Professor William Jacobson points out, if the shoe had been on the other foot, it surely would’ve dropped:

Certainly, if LaPierre had shown up with that magazine, there would be howls of gotcha, and widespread media demands for prosecution. Why should NBC News and its star be above the law?

APTOPIX Psy performs on TODAY My, that’s really big shoe, connected to a really big leg, connected to a really big a..hole.

Butt if we are to employ the same standards to “won” of them, we need to arrest David immediately, in order to protect the population of Washington D.C. from this dancing maniac who clearly looks like he could go postal at any moment.




Let’s summarize the facts:

… the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is on record that it told NBC News not to use the high capacity magazine in its segment with Wayne LaPierre, (snip)

The NY Times actually has a sensible and informative story on it:

In Washington, people who are caught in possession of the type of magazine that Mr. Gregory had can face up to a year in prison, said David Benowitz, a criminal defense lawyer.

“You would be arrested; you would most likely be charged with possession of an illegal magazine,” Mr. Benowitz said,(snip) Mr. Benowitz said the accusation from the police that NBC had asked for permission and then went ahead with showing the magazine “didn’t help Gregory’s case.”

Yeah, asking for permission is pretty damning when you ignore what you are told directly from the law enforcement authority and do it anyway.


David Gregory isn’t being investigated because he’s David Gregory; if he were anyone else, he’d already be in jail

I know that David Gregory is one of our intellectual betters, knowledgeable about everything in the aggregate and expert in the entirety, butt if he broke the law, I’m afraid that’s even more reason to lock him up. After all, he’s the one who’s been lobbying for more aggressive gun laws.

And the fact that he ridiculed NRA president, Wayne LaPierre, for suggesting that we post armed guards in schools requires us to demand – in the name of fairness - that the armed guards at the school David Gregory’s children attend (Sidwell’s) be disarmed as well. You know how our betters feel about hypocrisy.


As Professor Jacobson reminded us, it’s important that we watch the watchers:

We have to do more of this, investigating the investigators and inquiring of the inquisitors. It’s one of the legal insurrections for 2013.

Or as good old Saul (and the Instapundit) put it: “make them live up to their own book of rules.”

tdy-120914-psy-anchors-02_photoblog600Somebody! Stop that dancing fool on the right before he hurts someone.


Screenshot Studio capture #826Screenshot Studio capture #828

More fun with Dick and Dave

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Obama Dined at Morimoto, 41 Ate Chinese

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I did, and even managed to go home to visit my Mirror family. Little Bro Mirror was released from the hospital and was home for Christmas; a testament to the miracle of modern medicine. Everyone told him how lucky he was to have suffered this major health malfunction before he was forced to buy a chance in the Obamacare lottery and wait for his number to come up – one way or another. So even though he still has a long recovery ahead of him, we were all humbly grateful and joyously celebratory this year.

Butt here’s what you get when the “B” team is on duty:


Instead of a high quality reflection, all you get is a grainy, crappy photo taken by a local journolist of MO and BO leaving Morimoto Waikiki where they dined before Christmas.

Actually, the restaurant choice was surprising because, as I pointed out last year, Morimoto isn’t exactly an exemplary model of our new soon-to-be-imposed standards of civility.


A little too much “Samurai Warrior” for the kinder, gentler, unarmed citizenry

As I understand them, the civility standards require the complete disarming of both citizens and uh…undocumented workers.

Not that I’m accusing Morimoto of being an illegal alien:

36 hours in honoluluButt that tongue is suspect

Other than eating, so far we haven’t done much in Hawaii, mostly playing golf with our personal chef (Sammy Kass, who goes everywhere with us now that “body man” Reggie quit to pursue “other interests”).

Oh, and Lady M? She continued performing her good works even while we try to relax in Hawaii. She helped NORAD direct Santa’s sleigh to the homes of good little black children all around the world on Christmas Eve. And as is often the case when Lady M lends a hand, we broke records.


Butt back to dinner: I’m sorry I don’t have a detailed description of the menu. I do know that Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America fame, is known for “his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients.” Sounds like his fare is right up Big Guy’s alley. Well, almost...


Obama will not eat my dog! (h/t Breitbart)

In other news, 41 and family enjoyed Chinese take out for their Christmas dinner.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jesus.


And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.



Screenshot Studio capture #825may have forgotten the significance of the day, butt we didn’t.

Merry Christmas from MOTUS, Raj and Little Mo to all of our friends and family here! Have a wonderful day.

Monday, December 24, 2012

After the “Present” Votes were counted: MOTUS WON!

Woo-Hoo! MOTUS already got her first-est and best-est Christmas present! The coveted Doug Ross Fab Fifty 2012 Medallion!!!! 


That’s right: MOTUS has now won the the prestigious award in the category “Best First Lady Blog” 4 big years in a row! As you can imagine, the competition was brutal in that category. Anyway, it’s a record! At least for me.

I want to thank each and every one of the MOLs, MODs, MYLs, MYDs and FOMs for your continued support, which has made this little blog the fun place it is. Also congrats to all of my MOTUS blog friends who also won the much anticipated award in other blog categories, including butt not limited to: Gerard Van Der Leun, Clarice, Fausta, Keith Koffler, Gateway Pundit, Pundit and Pundette, iOwnTheWorld, Sondrakistan and The Peoples Cube.

So before MOTUS gets about her very busy day I just want say thanks to all of you in the only way I know possible: a picture of Lady M that doesn’t include either the face or the butt:

mo's hemline

Yet still, instantly recognizable!


Yeah, I don’t know what’s going on here either. Apparently it’s high fashion. Or something.

Since I’m on the road today I don’t have any more holiday recipes to post, butt please continue to include your faves, as I’m saving them all for post-Christmas taste testing. Who knows, maybe we’ll have a contest!

So in lieu of another sugarplum recipe, I wrap up today’s post with a Christmas Eve re-broadcast from year one of the occupation. I’m sure it’s what led to my first FABULOUS FIFTY blog award from Doug Ross. (note: you may have to open the link in Firefox or some other browser, IE doesn’t always want to open Doug’s posts for some reason Winking smile)



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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Do You See What I See?

Here we are the Sunday before Christmas when our thoughts should be turning towards peace on earth, goodwill towards men and what do we get instead? A snarky little piece in one of our most reliable left-leaning propaganda outlets. In an article titled “Today we are gathered…to hear more about me”, the author notes that “Obama likes to see events through the lens of his own life’s chronology.” And then she impertinently proceeds to demonstrate:

Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii.

obama%20self%20portraitApparently there is still some question regarding BO’s birthplace.

While Slate is not the first to note how inappropriate BO’s self-centric eulogy of Senator Inouye was, it’s certainly the first liberal rag to drop a piece of coal in his sock. In return, the publication received this Holiday token from the Big White:


Plus, they were required to return the official T-shirt they were issued at the DNC.

journolists for obama

Expect an apology and/or retraction shortly after the New Year.

And now back to our normally scheduled programming: another sweet treat for breakfast. This one is brought to you by MOTUS’  little sister who skipped the partridge and went for the fruit of the pear tree. A delicious make-ahead.

Pear Gruyere Strata

4 c. sliced peeled Anjou pears

2 tsp. butter, melted

6 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided

12 slices cinnamon swirl bread cut in half diagonally

Cooking spray

1 cup 4 ounces shredded gruyere cheese

1 1/2 cups milk

1 c. eggs

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tbsp. turbinado (or regular) sugar

½ c. maple syrup

Combine pear, butter, and 1 tbsp. sugar in a large bowl, toss gently.

Arrange half of bread in an 11 x 7 inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon pear mixture evenly over bread; top evenly with cheese. Arrange remaining bread over cheese.

Combine the remaining 5 tbsp. granulated sugar, milk, egg, and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over bread, pressing down to submerge. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover dish. Sprinkle the  tbsp. of turbinado  (or regular) sugar evenly over bread. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces, drizzle with syrup.

Great with bacon and/or sausage.

Musical interlude:

Said the night wind to the little lamb,

cauliflower sheep

do you see what I see

Way up in the sky, little lamb,

obama sheep 

do you see what I see

A star, a star, dancing in the night


With a tail as big as a kite

butt the seats are roomy and comfortable

With a tail as big as a kite

As you know, I could go on and on, butt as a special pre-Christmas treat, I won’t. Now get out there and bake some cookies!

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