Saturday, July 6, 2013

No Beards!?! What Difference, at This Point, Does it Make?

Egypt. Just remember: we were for them before we were against them. And although it’s confusing, I think we’re for them again. If by “for” you mean non-committal and by “them” you mean who ever is in charge.

For the record, as of right now it would seem the military is in charge. And as you know we Red heartthe military.

So, after days of noodling on it:

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with all of the big brains who weren’t sailing on their ginormous yacht previously indisposed over the busy holiday week,

bo sit room egypt 7-3-13“Do you guys think we should call Hillary? She’s experienced with handling crap.”

Big Guy has reached this Solomon-esque decision: he has called for an “inclusive” political process in Egypt with a role for the Muslim Brotherhood.

And no wonder; the new military leaders are issuing executive orders that seem as tyrannical as the executive orders issued by the Muslim Brotherhood regime before them.

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For example, it appears that they are about to implement a “no beards’ rule. Apparently the military is no more accepting of LGBT and Q than the Brothers-of-another mother were.

Anyway, this leaves Big Guy in quite a pickle: support the Brothers - who he was for, before he was against;  or support the Military, who he was against before he was for?

And if anybody insists on calling the Egyptian mess a “coup” that could put a real fly in the ointment:

A minor snag in federal law: If this is indeed a “military coup,” then the U.S. government is required to suspend aid. I wonder what sort of Orwellian parsing Obama and the State Department will use to decide that no, technically, this is not a coup after all.

Butt since BO’s good at “Orwellian parsing” that part’s not causing him any concern at this point. It’s the “No Beards” rule he’s worried about.

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Screenshot Studio capture #1207“No beards” and the whole thing falls apart.

He doesn’t want to resolve a big international problem only to find he’s created an even bigger domestic problem for himself.

So all hands on deck! Yes, I’m talking about Jean Carré; who - it appears - wasn’t on deck before he was on deck.

Egypt is clearly shaping up as a good job for a swabbie. So grab one of those mops, Jean, it’s your turn to clean up the mess.

article-1016895-0106649100000578-783_468x492 No, you moron! That’s Floppsie!

And since this is a very fluid situation – and you know we value your input - if you have any suggestions on how we can handle this sticky wicket, please tweet us at #Golf, #Yachts or #Whatdifferencedoesitmake.

colored mop Better get swabbing; we’ve got a lot of mess to mop up.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Grab a Mop: We’ve Created Quite a Mess Here

The sequester cutbacks forced us to close the Big White to tours for school kids and people from flyover states. Butt thankfully we found enough money in the budget to host our annual Fourth of July party, concert and fireworks display in honor of Wee Won One’s 15th birthday party.

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In order to avoid partisan criticism, we had to invite 1200 members of the military and their families to celebrate America’s 237th birthday along with WWO’s 15th.

Fortunately we have now perfected the art of doing our photo ops in 10 minutes or less: 

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You can see how we’ve mastered this all important task as we reflect back over our previous  historic 4th of July celebrations:

4th mo 092009: Our first Independence Day, just ahead of our first historic world tour.

4th mo 102010: The Apron’s Red Glare

4th mo 112011 “Seals, Sheets and Suds”

Screenshot Studio capture #12032012 “We’re All Terrorist’s Now”

And now, this year, coming off our latest historic world tour; the Wons never disappoint.

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Since Big Guy won his second historic term, he finally stopped wearing his lucky blue shirt/khaki pants combo and broke out a shirt in a much gayer shade. There’s still no explaining Lady M’s taste in frocks.

Well, that’s all I have time for today as the sequester cuts also eliminated our Big Party cleanup budget. Big Guy said I had to grab a mop and clean up this mess, so I’ll be busy for the rest of the day.

colored mop Official White House issued rainbow mops: grab one

I’m going to keep a low profile though because I don’t want to be assigned to cleaning up in Tahrir Square too. That’s going to be a real mess; and frankly I think Big Guy, Val Jar and the rest of the “team of big brains” who made it should be responsible for that. And maybe Secretary of State, Jean Carré, when he’s finally done playing on his yacht off the coast of Nantucket,

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and finally decides to report for duty.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

As it Turns Out, We Were the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.

Happy Birthday America! And I wish to offer my deep, deep thanks to our founding fathers for giving us the gift of liberty.

And I see the Egyptians have decided to celebrate along with us this year.

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Unfortunately, Egypt demonstrates what happens if your Declaration of Independence was not such a finely-crafted, well thought out articulation of political philosophy: you end up with a constitution that’s not as keen on liberty as ours. In that event, the next thing you know, you’re being governed by another tyrannical dictator.

I’m not saying that what’s happening in Egypt could never happen here: after all, we were warned by several of our founding fathers that liberty requires constant vigilance. All I’m saying is they did their best to guard against it.

With that, and Ronald Reagan’s reminder that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction, MOTUS would like to encourage the reemerging tradition of reading aloud the complete Declaration of Independence on Independence Day. As you gather with friends and family to celebrate the crafting of the world’s most perfect union, please take 10 minutes to read this splendid document founding a splendid republic (links to the audio, video or JFK reading of it).

The JFK reading was done in 1957 when John F. Kennedy was still a Senator from Massachusetts. Despite the fact that he was a duly elected Democrat, by today’s standards he would be considered more conservative than most elected Republicans. I can only conclude that it would be a good idea to require all sitting presidents to read the Declaration of Independence before they are sworn into office to uphold the Constitution.

I thought you might also enjoy Paul Harvey’s reminder to us that, unlike all other revolutions before and after - where the rebels had nothing to lose - our founding fathers put everything on the line. Watch and listen as the clarion voice of Paul Harvey tells us the price our forbears were willing to pay for the gift of liberty. Listen to the proverbial  “rest of the story.” Hear him tell the fate of those 56 men who learned that liberty is so much more important than security that they pledged “…our lives, our fortune, our sacred honor” to ensure it.

America: please don’t give away so cavalierly that which these great men gave so much to establish.

And now, since it’s important to celebrate this great holiday, here’s a little something from The Lonely Libertarian that will kick your 4th of July s’mores up to notches unknown. I think these pictures provide all the recipe you’ll need:

cookiesWarning: do not eat more than a dozen

Stick a sparkler in it and you’ve got yourself one heck of a birthday cake.

sparklers-blogHappy Birthday America!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pre-Independence Day Musical Interlude: “Madison Rising”

What do you say we just forget about the Wons for today? We deserve it.

Instead, let’s look forward to tomorrow; the best holiday ever invented by the hearts and minds of men.

Please join me in saluting “Madison Rising”  - a rock band representing the best of American youth -  in their tribute to the Star Spangled Banner.

“Madison Rising promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility.”

How heartening to see youngsters (former Navy!) so proud of their forebears, their flag, and their country. Their rendition will exorcise forever the memory of Lady Gaga’s sleazy, slanderous, cynical performance.

If you like it, please link it around to everyone you know to help the band surpass their target of 5 million hits by the end of Independence Day weekend.

God bless America. The land of the free and the home of the BRAVE.

You’re welcome. Now pass it on.

And don’t forget to stock up on your sparklers and all the makings for s’mores for tomorrow!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Buyer’s Remorse, or “Lie to Me Some More”

Before getting into the topic for today, a few observations captured on MOTUS’ hard drive during our Tanzania vacation:

Malia seems to have inherited mom’s hair:

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Sasha, mom’s feet:

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And the local dancers, musicians and flag bearers, well, they appear to have Big Guy’s butt:

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tanzania boogeyHey! Does this ass make my butt look big?

Meanwhile, as we continue to enjoy our African sojourn, the sand and the seasons seem to be shifting quickly in northern Africa. The Arab Spring is definitely over, and we are well into the the Arab Summer - where it’s hot, and getting HOTTER! Lets hope that by banning coal in America Big Guy can get that global warming thing under control pretty soon. Because Cairo’s turning into one hot potato and BHO’s already indicated he’s not the least bit interested in handling this one since his last intervention there didn’t work out so well.  

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Egyptians took to the streets on Sunday for nationwide protests against President Mohammed Morsi, presenting a massive popular opposition that rivaled the size of demonstrations that toppled President Hosni Mubarak more than two years ago.

Sounds like a severe case of buyer’s remorse to me. You know how that goes; you see something new and sparkly in the store, the salesman puts on the full court press, regaling you with everything it can do for you and of course you just have to have it. So you buy it on credit and take it home. Then, when you have to live with it you start to see all the flaws and imperfections under the bling that you might have noticed in the store if the salesman hadn’t been so slick, the lights so dim and the deal closed before you actually took the time to check it out for yourself. Your bad! And now you’re stuck because you overlooked the part about there being no returns or exchanges.

Anyway, that’s sort of how it’s turned out between the Egyptians and Morsi. He looked real  good when everyone voted for him. Sure, everyone knew he was a proud member of the Muslim Brotherhood, butt the Brotherhood promised they wouldn’t allow a dictator to rule, and they promised they wouldn’t incorporate sharia law into the constitution. In fact, they promised they wouldn’t even run one of their members for president. So they lied, big deal; everybody lies in politics. So the Egyptians pretty much have no one except themselves to blame. They got taken by a slick-talking used car salesman.

And they should’ve known better. If only they’d done a little bit of homework; it’s not as if Morsi didn’t tell them who he really was. They were just so anxious for change they failed to research the change they were voting for and ended up buying something they really didn’t want after all.  I mean really; the Muslim Brotherhood? Hello! What part of “Muslim-Brotherhood” did they not understand?

“You all know that our main and overall mission as Muslim Brothers is to empower God’s religion on earth, to organize our life and the lives of the people on the basis of Islam, to establish the Nahda [i.e., the Renaissance] of the ummah [i.e., the notional global Muslim nation] and its civilization on the basis of Islam, and to subjugate people to God on earth.”

morsiWould you trust your children with this man?

I guess maybe we should give the Egyptians a pass. That don’t have as much experience with democracy as we do, so it’s not surprising they got snookered like that.

In effect, Morsi has used the West’s democracy fetish to put a gun to his population’s head: Either democratically approve anti-democratic sharia or accept the sharia-compliant rule of your democratically elected Islamist despot. Some choice. (snip)

bo smugshotsI won. Executive Orders to follow.”

 

Of course, in a place like Egypt, with its population of 80 million people, a decided minority can easily be masqueraded as the majority. The West’s progressive media is good at that — ignoring tea-party throngs while lavishing coverage on five-person Occupy protests as if they were a groundswell. But, you see, the hocus-pocus works here only because we’ve ceded all the leading institutions of opinion to progressives for a half-century. Conditioned to see what they’ve been told to believe, half of our population no longer sees through the smoke and mirrors.

I seriously recommend you read Mr. McCarthy’s entire article, as it explains everything.

The Brothers are no fools. They realized that rapidly held elections would favor them, and if they won big, they’d have a hammerlock on the constituent assembly that would write the constitution.(snip)

The Brothers being the Brothers, they lied at each stage of the game. In the amendments referendum, they lied about their commitment to societal “consensus”; upon winning, they elbowed the democrats aside and infused the draft constitution with sharia principles. When they got their quick elections, they lied about how many seats they would seek in parliament, again to assuage those worried about Islamist control of the government. In going back on that commitment, they promised that they would not field a candidate for president.But once overwhelming control of parliament was secured, they reneged on that promise, too — announcing the candidacy of their charismatic leader, Khairat al-Shater.(snip)

Morsi accidentally happened into notoriety because he is a true believer and a faithful Shater servant. In fact, before Shater was excluded from presidential contention, Morsi was a constant presence at his side, introduced at rallies as an “architect” of Shater’s “Renaissance” plan. His principal task as president has been to get a new sharia constitution across the finish line.

Not that we have anything to worry about. Nothing like that could ever happen here.

Screenshot Studio capture #1202Nope, not here.

An ideologue, lying to the populace in order to get elected under the veil of democracy, taking his cues from a puppet-master behind the scenes, continuing his lies at every turn in order to impose his diabolical plan on the society they were elected to lead; all while enjoying the full strength and support of the media class?

664px-Jurvetson_-_Barack_Obama_on_the_Primary_(by)_7“What part of “I won” do you not understand?”

Yeah, no. That could never happen here. So if you begin to experience pangs of buyers remorse from time to time,

010913-national-second-time-with-obama-not-as-thrilling-as-beforeWashington D.C., Obama Inauguration, 2013

try to remember that BHO never actually lied to you. After all, he DID tell us that he planned to “fundamentally transform America.” If you chose not to understand what he meant, well, like I said, “your bad.”

Ditto the Egyptians; the Muslim Brotherhood told them they were going to fundamentally transform Egypt.

cairo egypt 6-13Cairo, Egypt June, 2013; anti-Morsi demonstrations.

If they chose not to believe them, well, their bad.

Lie-to-Me-Title-Wallpaper-lie-to-me-4926564-1600-1200What part of “fundamentally transform” do you people not understand?

To continue this lie call 1-800-LIE-TO-ME.

For intervention, call 1-800-TEA-PARTY.

More on our Tanzanian vacation tomorrow.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Our Rainbow Connection

Live! In Black and White! And Living Color! It’s Lady M at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg!

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No need to adjust your screen, you are perceiving this accurately. What’s that expression? “It is what it is.” And what it is, is a blouse with black side insets and a front in a navy blue and white pattern. The skirt is some type of fabric collage in green, yellow and white. And if you don’t like it, you’re probably a racist.

It’s very trendy. See those little white hashy-marks on the blouse? Yes! They’re exactly what you think they they are: clustered tally marks.

Obama-in-South-Africa-006I don’t think she’s counting the same thing we’re counting however.

And for those of you who are always concerned about the Wons not exhibiting an appropriate sense of cultural sensitivity while traveling abroad, well, you can just put that dog whistle away. This blouse is from the collection of Nigeria-based designer Maki Oh. Could you be any more sensitive?

I would also point out that it could have been worse. Much worse:       

Screenshot Studio capture #1196Left to right, the Saddlebag Dress, the Chute Dress, and the Lampshade Dress

Moving right along, here’s a close up of the skirt.

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No designer has come forward to take credit for it yet. All I can tell you about it is that it’s  been “repurposed” from something and you’ll never see Lady M in it again.

In other African Sojourner news: Big Guy gave his tour de force keynote address in Cape Town yesterday. Surprisingly, despite it being Gay Pride Month, he made absolutely no mention of his support for Gay Rights or Same Sex Marriage. Apparently “Rainbow Nation” means something entirely different in South Africa.

rainbow-nationSouth Africa: A nation of different races, tribes and creeds. Most of whom are not currently onboard with the whole gay platform.

Oh, and that reminds me, what a surprise! Guess who showed up in Cape Town! That’s right: former Obama Body Man, Reggie Love. It really is a small, but colorful, world.

Just last Friday Reggie tweeted his support for the Supremes, and the next thing you know – here he is Cape Town! Like some kind of planetary alignment or something.

Screenshot Studio capture #1195Does anyone have that picture? FSA?

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Rainbow Connection: The Muppets

This is MOTUS, live from South Africa, just blowing in the wind. That is all.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Keeping Up With the Obamas

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The breakneck pace of this trip is enough to make you dizzy. Or maybe I’m just getting a little seasick.

Look at how we’ve been spinning just since we arrived in South Africa:

President Barack Obama on Sunday will announce a new initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa, part of his effort to build on the legacy of equality and opportunity forged by his personal hero, Nelson Mandela.

It is my understanding that in order to “build on the legacy of the equality and opportunity” of Nelson’s he intends to spread the wealth around by giving them the power that he’s  eliminating back at home by regulating coal fired electrical generation plants out of existence.

Obama, who flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town Sunday, will pay tribute to the ailing 94-year-old Mandela throughout the day.

Obama met Saturday with members of Mandela's family, but did not visit the anti-apartheid icon in the hospital, a decision the White House said was in keeping with his family's wishes.

Having been waved off his personal photo op meeting with the ailing Nelson Mandela by family members who did not wish to disturb the gravely ill former president of South Africa, the Obama family opted for the next best photo op sightseeing thing: a visit to the prison that was once home to the future President of South Africa:

The president and his family will visit Robben Island, where the anti-apartheid leader spent 18 years confined to a tiny cell, including a stop of the lime quarry where Mandela toiled and developed the lung problems that are ailing him today.

Although, having reached age 94, they’ve probably functioned about as well as anyone could have hoped for out of set of lungs.

The president will also view the prison courtyard where Mandela planted grapevines that remain today, and where he and others in the dissident leadership would discuss politics, sneak notes to one another and hide writings.

Something else Big Guy has in common with his personal hero; love of the grape,

bo mo toast at south african dinner

and a penchant for hiding his writings. Or at least he hid them up to the point that he decided to  “write” his first autobiography, Dreams From My Father, in order to launch his very successful political career. Which, when you think about it, was a much smarter career path than spending 18 years in the hoosegow.

Still, even when he did choose to write for public purposes, BO, in solidarity with his hero,  still kept some things hidden by creating “composite” characters in order to protect the identities of his “girlfriends”.

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Following the tour, Obama will deliver what the White House has billed as the signature speech of his weeklong trip at the University of Cape Town, an address that will be infused with memories of Mandela.

As well as a few self-referential examples of how he was inspired by his personal hero to do great things himself as a community organizer.

Screenshot Studio capture #1194Nelson fights against apartheid, Bo rounds up votes for Democratic drain commissioner.

During that speech, Obama will unveil the "Power Africa" initiative, which includes an initial $7 billion investment from the United States over the next five years. Private companies, including General Electric and Symbion Power, are making an additional $9 billion in commitments with the goal of providing power to millions of Africans crippled by a lack of electricity.

“Crippled by a lack of electricity?” Isn’t that exactly what BHO’s critics are charging will happen back here at home with our war on coal?

Obama will also highlight U.S. efforts to bolster access to food and health programs on the continent.  

It is my understanding that in addition to our coal, Big Guy intends to ship to Africa all the tasty fatty, salty, sugary treats now banned from school vending programs by Lady M and Ag Secretary Vilsack.

Obama has visited Robben Island before as a U.S. senator. But since being elected as the first black American president, Obama has drawn inevitable comparisons to Mandela, making Sunday's visit particularly poignant.

Screenshot Studio capture #1193How Mandela spent his youth. How Barry spent his youth.

The president said he's also eager to bring his family with him to the prison to teach them about Mandela's role in overcoming white racist rule, first as an activist and later as a president who forged a unity government with his former captors.

clinton mandela jail Former President Mandela with then President Clinton, America’s first nominal Black president.

He told reporters Saturday he (hoped) to "help them to understand not only how those lessons apply to their own lives but also to their responsibilities in the future as citizens of the world, that's a great privilege and a great honor."

Unlike being a citizen of the United States, which, as we all know, remains to this day a racist country. Not withstanding the fact that we have an African King and Queen:

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AFRICA-OBAMA/ For the sake of clarity, this is our African Queen.

Be sure to watch “Keeping Up With the Obamas” as we wrap up season 5! Running daily on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Ms.NBC.

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