It’s official. Yay! We’re #2!!
As planned, America has ceded our number one power position to the rest of the world. Which is only fair - we’ve been #1 for a very long time now - it’s someone else’s turn. We don’t want to be accused of hogging world leadership. After all it’s not as if we’re better than anyone else, right?
“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” - Barack Obama, 2009
I'll take that as an affirmative response.
So Big Guy must be delighted to learn that he’s been bumped to the number two slot on Forbes’ “World’s Most Powerful People” list behind Vlad the Putinator.
Better yet, by the time BO leaves office (should he chose to do so) in 2016, America will have also ceded the “world’s largest economy” crown to China. So yay! again: we’re #2 economically too.
“Oh, but it’s all right, it’s all right
For we’ve lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
We’re traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can’t help it, I wonder what’s gone wrong”
“American Tune”: Paul Simon
And don’t think for a minute that these these things just happen – no sir! Big Guy has been working on passing these tedious torches to someone else ever since he first arrived in Washington to “fundamentally transform” the country:
The Obama administration has raised taxes on the top income rates, implemented Obamacare, added millions to the disability and food stamp roles, grown the size of the federal work force, run up the national debt, and vastly expanded the money supply, along with insuring near zero interest rates. Are there any historical examples where these redistributive efforts have brought long-term tranquility and prosperity?" – Victor Davis Hansen, seriously, read the whole thing. (h/t Doug Ross)
Anyway, that’s all well and good as far as it goes. We’re all about spreading the power around. Butt when Lady M finds out that she’s been toppled to #2 as well, I fear there will be some fur flying around here.
I’ll have to make room in my little bunker for Little Bo and Sunny until this one blows over.
And it’s not as if MO’s been bested by someone with creds like Beyoncé – which might be on some levels understandable – no, it’s that do-nothing skank, Kim Kardashian!
“Kim Kardashian is more influential than Michelle Obama and should be on the cover of Vogue.”
That’s right, Kanye West just said that his baby mama is more influential than Lady M! Just exactly how LoFo does Kanye think the LoFos are?
"There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue. She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday."
He has a similar view of his own place in the sphere of influence:
"And collectively, we're the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [President Barack Obama] is wearing," he said. "Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day."
You don’t really want to see that Instagram, do you? You do? Okay, butt for the record, this is against my better judgment:
Kanye, the King of Kool, explained why he thinks his big butted woman should be featured on the cover of American Vogue:
"There's a wall of classism that we are breaking through," he said.
Bad news, Kanye: Anna Wintour has already broke through that old school wall of “classism.” Twice.
Anyway, Kanye said he doesn't care if some people find his comments controversial:
"That's not my concern," he said. "My concern is doing God's work, and he'll work everything else out."
Here’s a top 10 list of rapper and baby daddy Kanye West “doing God’s work.” It begins with his accusing Taylor Swift of stealing the “Year’s Best Video” award from Beyoncé, and ends with his announcement that he has to use the little boy’s room – on national TV.
I see that some of you have been posting comments over on the NY Daily News article under pseudonyms. Such as this one, left by “kiapua:”
“the only thing kim and michelle have in common is their hoochie-mama clothing style , on kim it's okay cause she's the porn queen as for the First Lady, someone with some classic taste/simple-decency needs to dress that woman on her world tours. “
Which prompted this outraged response from “janeytNEW:”
“Excuse you, Michelle does not wear "hoochie mama" clothing.”
“They're (sic) clothing styles are as different and far apart as East and West.”
“Mrs. Obama just wears alot (sic) of sleeveless clothing. She doesn't expose her breasts, her dresses are not short, and she wears classy classic stylish clothing.”
So, as you can see, they have nothing in common.
Aside from being “as different as east and west”
Well, I’ve got to run. I’ve got a whole bunch’a stuff to do to get ready for Halloween. And no – there’s no truth to the rumor that Lady M’s going to dress up like the Great Pumpkin this year.
That’s just our annual harvest from the Organic Garden to Good and Evil. I don’t know where the ghoul came from – the one behind Lady M I mean.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network