Saturday, August 17, 2013

Who Are You Going to Believe, Me or Your Lion Eyes?

It started with counterfeit purses, sneakers and iPods, moved on to museums filled with fake antiquities and now I understand they’re passing dogs off as lions! Is there nothing the Chinese won’t fake?

A Chinese zoo ridiculed for passing off a shaggy dog as a lion has shut down temporarily for "rectification", media reported Friday.

The zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute -- a Tibetan Mastiff -- started barking, the state-run Beijing Youth Daily had reported earlier.

Screenshot Studio capture #1287Tibetan Mastiff, disguised as a lion: gives new meaning to the term “copycat”

Lyin’ Eyes: Eagles

Apparently the zoo had other creative fakes too.

Here’s their panda:




and Buffalo:

dogs and cats

Like the museum that was filled with fakes, the zoo was closed down when the scam was revealed.

The moral to this story: When your “King of the Jungle” barks

bo roar

when he should be roaring,


you may well be the victim of a hoax.

LionMirror4Who are you going to believe, me or your Lion eyes?

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Rush, Sean and Levin: That’s Debatable

What’s the hottest topic in Chicagoland? Nope, it’s not Chicago’s horrific rate of (illegal) gun violence,


not the “flash gangs” on “Muggers Mile,”


or even it’s robust effort to become the “Next Detroit.”


It’s the 2016 Republican Presidential primary “debates.”


Ok, so not everybody in Chi-town is consumed with fear that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and “The Great One” Mark Levin (RSL) might be chosen to head the R-word debates.


Butt I can tell you that everyone occupying our Organizing For Action (OFA) Headquarters sure are. 

MSM talking heads are helpfully passing the OFA’s official talking points on to Republicans in order to  “warn” them that using this trio of “extreme right wingers” might “hurt them” in the general election. The thinking being that letting these guys define the questions in the debate may force all of the R-candidates into taking unpopular, conservative positions that are too far to the “right.”

You know, positions like:


How in the world are Republicans going to win their base and the indispensable independents if they take positions like those???

Axe-man warns that an RSL debate wouldn’t have credibility with the American people because they wouldn’t ask the candidates the tough questions,which are designed to marginalize and ridicule them. He has a point; which one of the RSL team do you think would have helped Big Guy’s campaign kick off the War On Women like George Stephanopoulos did with this blockbuster question:

“Governor Romney, do you believe that states have the right to ban contraception? Or is that trumped by a constitutional right to privacy?”

Ed Morrissey reports that Dave Weigel is concerned that his guy, Chris Christie, might decline to participate because Mark Levin said that he’d do what he could to ensure that Christie’s not the nominee.

I thought we were talking about a Republican primary debate???

Christie & Obama

The only downside to going with the RSL slate of interrogators that I can think of is that we wouldn’t be treated to any questions about “Dog Whistles In America” from Chrissy McTingles. Then again, maybe we’ve already got all the dog whistles we need.

i hear a dog whistle copy

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Insane Clown Posse Award Poll

MOTUS is under the weather today, so I leave it up to you to carryon.

insane-clown-posse“Insane Clown Posse” Product of Detroit

Please discuss which of the following most deserves this week’s Insane Clown Posse Award:

a) The Clinton Foundation’s Global Initiative expose, following in the footsteps of Hillary’s cattle futures,

cow 2


b) The Obama Rodeo Clown investigation.


Keep in mind that with a), Hillary is not amused:

hillary_clinton_dancingNice cattle dress

and with b), Big Guy is not amused:

bo clown

So you can’t lose.

bo more cowbell poster

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rain, Rain, Go Away.

As BO and MO enjoy a little “free” time on the Vineyards, controversies swirl.

Plenty of time for that later; first, an update on our meals. Monday night, dinner at Sweet Life Café with 7 of our best Vineyard friends (unnamed, butt all members of the 1 percent-or-better club.)

obama_sweetlife_exiting“A sizable crowd gathered while the president and his friends had dinner, and they cheered as he left the restaurant.”

I’ve noticed people are doing that a lot more lately; cheering when Big Guy leaves.

Yesterday Val-Jar sent Big Guy for takeout from the famous Nancy’s Snack Shack for lunch.


BO ordered the usual: bags of fried fish, oysters, clams and shrimp along with a healthy veggie course of onion rings and French fries. Then he hauled it all back to Val’s luxurious Oak Bluff resort home, which she was able to purchase by pinching pennies during her life long career of public service. While Big Guy was waiting for his order, Nancy’s owner took the opportunity to bend his ear about the escalating costs of running a small business. BO promised to defer the implementation of several key Obamacare provisions until after the midterms in order to help him out.

Lady M and the gal-pals lunched in on Walled-in Pond, where one of the little people prepared a light lunch of lobster bisque and lobster rolls.

Since it rained all day there was no golf so yesterday’s entertainment consisted of a little indoors B-Ball and a date night dinner for the Wons at their favorite Beach Plum Inn (menu changes daily). I stayed back at the house that Chilmark built for a nice dinner of popcorn and s’mores and didn’t get the pool report on the Wons’ dinner selections, butt here’s a sample menu from the Beach Plum:


beech plum

I don’t know about you, butt I think I’d pass on the headcheese and beetle dung salad, even if they are local. We sure don’t need to pick up any more parasites around here.

beetlebung farmBest dung in town

Butt as I said, while BO and MO try to relax here on the island they’re keeping an eye on several  controversies that continue to swirl around Washington. No, not the one about 400 shoulder mounted rockets that went missing following the Benghazi “incident,” or Ricky Holder’s gun running operation that lead to the death of agent Brian Terry; those are phony scandals. Nor are they watching the NSA phony scandal; as we’ve already put that phony scandal to rest on Jay Leno’s show. And not the IRS political enemies list “scandal” either, that issue has already been resolved to Elijah Cumming’s satisfaction.

The controversies commanding the vacationing Wons attention are a bit more germane. First, there’s the racist allegations that Oprah is a lying prima donna who just made up the story of racism in a Switzerland shop in order to hype her new movie about racism in America. Who would do that? Lie about racism?


Also, attracting the eyes of the Prezzy: the raging controversy over rodeo clowns that has effectively deflected discussion away from all of the other clowns, mimes and garden statuary currently running Washington.

Screenshot Studio capture #1286

We’re hoping for some nice weather today and another round of golf. You all just keep eating your peas.


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our New Political Class: Money Talks and BS Squawks

Everything is going swimmingly here on Walled-in Pond. Now that our case goods have arrived (a week without Cheetos is like a vacation without sunshine) the home seems to be stocked with most of the necessary amenities.

There was a brief bit of drama over the artwork in the living pavilion. Certain people in the  vacation party felt it was a bit too stark, what with all those black and white pictures of…white people hanging on the walls.

schulte chilmark house pictures on the wall

So we had our interior decorator ‘copter in on one of the Ospreys with Little Bo to spruce things up with a bit of color for the rest of our stay. Now everyone seems much more comfortable:

house of hope copy

And now I’d like to continue our discussion from yesterday on the transformation of politicians over the years. We’ve already discussed how elected officials have migrated from being public “servants” to rock stars. This CHANGE, by definition, pivoted these “servants” away from Martin Luther King’s concept of being the drum major for “justice,” “peace” and “righteousness” to their present myopic focus on “all of the other shallow things.”

That pivot point marks the spot where a profession once considered an altruistic calling to public servitude morphed into our current political class of imperial aristocrats who think they’re doing you a favor. Like Hollywood stars, they give lip service to doing it all for their fans; butt everyone knows that’s just horse feathers, trotted out exclusively for elections and the Oscars.

pho55oAnd the Oscar for best actor goes to…

In keeping with their new star status, politicians compensation needs have been kicked up a notch too. Here are a couple of examples of how today’s pols manage to accumulate multi-millionaire portfolios while effortlessly carrying out the responsibilities of their day jobs.

Let’s start with the senior statesmen: the Clintons. The old horn dog himself has managed to amass a fortune just by flapping his jibs for around $250,000 a gig ever since he left the permanent stains on the oval office. Wow! Imagine how much money BO can make with his silver tongue if he ever decides to leave! With TOTUS by his side, the sky is the limit.

And not to disparage the little lady: our recently-departed-butt-not-really-gone Secretary of State. Hills has just launched her “talking tour” to restore faith in government. It’s like the “listening tour” she launched in New York when she decided to become their Senator, only now you have to listen to her, and she’s charging $200,000 for every speech on the tour. If that doesn’t “restore your faith” in our betters, I don’t know what will.

hill-humaWho is that rock star presidential candidate behind the Foster Grants?

(Her) speech today was clearly a launching point for a 2016 campaign. She put heavy emphasis on bashing voter ID laws suggesting that they were “often [passed] under the cover of addressing the phantom epidemic of ‘voter fraud.’” [ed. sort of like the phantom “vast right wing conspiracy” she fingered for hounded her hound dog husband during his administration] Such laws have been a bugaboo of the Obama administration, which has sought to portray them as racist in an attempt to stir outrage against Republicans.

This is slightly OT, butt I thought you might be interested; finally, a tutorial on how you too can make $100,000 in cattle futures! It turns out you don’t have to be the smartest woman in the world after all. Hint - the operational term here is “money laundering.”

And we also have some up and comers who’ve figured out how to work this gig. Corey Booker has mastered advanced skills well beyond his rookie status.

That blatant cronyism has given public servant Booker an asset called Waywire, which is supposedly worth between $1 million and $5 million, and which he forgot to disclose in his campaign filings until recently (it’s unclear if the disclosure came because of an impending NYT story or if the NYT story came because of the disclosure). Booker also took months to respond to Star-Ledger requests earlier this year regarding how much money he’s made giving speeches. That turned out to be $1.3 million, half of which he has given to local charities.

And this, just in:

Booker, the front-runner in New Jersey’s Senate race, received five checks from the Trenk DiPasquale law firm from 2007 until 2011. During that time, the firm raked in more than $2 million in fees from local agencies over which Booker has influence.

He is a quick study, I predict a big future in the new politics for him. There are, of course, many other examples, butt let’s cut to the chase: what’s the impact of this new kind of politician?

Well if you’re very good at it, like Big Guy is, you can use your newfound imperial powers to determine which existing laws to enforce,


Which parts of the Constitution to uphold,

redeye fan boI Spy Glasses

and you get to determine if, when, and how you’re going to implement laws duly passed by Congress, the former legislative branch of the U.S. government.

Seriously, it’s good to be king. And the king’s influence doesn’t stop with laws and regulation. No sir, the king gets to declare who is and who isn’t a good role model.  Kim Kardashian for example: Big Guy has ruled her to be a bad role model.

Kim Kardashian - Birthday Party - Jet at the Mirage - Las Vegas - 10-26-07Maybe she and Kanye should have ponied up a little more dough for the OFA campaign coffers

Butt Bey? She’s on the A-list.

beyonce back to blackWithout a hint of irony, BO declared,Beyoncé Could Not Be A Better Role Model For My Girls.

Like I said, it’s good to be king. To make all the rules and pick all the winners and losers.

304465-nyc-obama-beyonce-jay-zEvent With Jay-Z and Beyoncé  Nets $4 Million

Or, to paraphrase AC/DC: money talks and B.S. squawks.

Come on come on, listen to the Moneytalk



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Monday, August 12, 2013

Obama: Marching to a Different Drummer

"If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter." ― Martin Luther King

In Martin Luther King’s day, being a drum major required a good deal more than bellowing a few commands. It required that you also be a teacher, a leader, a conductor and a decision maker. A good drum major facilitated a group’s optimal performance. Which is, of course, precisely what Dr. King did.

That was then, this is now; let’s just say being a drum major isn’t what it used to be. 

majorette barry copyDrum Majorette In Chief Leading from Behind

If you know what I mean.

The problem, as usual, is with you people (can I say that?); you’re still trying to apply 20th century standards to our 21st century, transformational president.


Sure, there was a time when it would have been considered bad form for the CIC to play golf as Americans under his command were dying in conflicts abroad. And when it might have seemed a bit odd for the President to get a good night’s sleep ahead of a fund raiser in Las Vegas while 4 Americans were being slaughtered at one of our own consulates. Nor was it that many years ago that it would have seemed incomprehensible that a man elected to the Presidency of the United States would address a group of disabled vets by threatening them with the loss of their benefits just before jetting off on a swanky vacation; or for him to head out to play golf after announcing that there’s a terror threat against the U.S. so awful that he had to shut down 20 of our embassies.

h/t Weasel Zippers

Butt like I said, times change. In olden days politicians were considered public servants; with the emphasis on “public” and “servants.” Now they’ve been recalibrated to be rock stars, with the emphasis usually on “stars,”


sometimes “rock”


and in very special cases “rock stars.”

obots“I love you back!”

Just like in Hollywood except the ticket prices are higher.

Screenshot Studio capture #1282“Rock Stars” - Because artifice and illusion are all we’ve got.

So don’t get your panties in a bundle about the Wons vacationing like the .0001 percent, please remember: they are entitled. They’ve dedicated their lives to becoming rich by serving the little people.

That would be you. Now shut up and eat your peas.

war-and-peasObama: you might say he’s a drum major for peas

Because in these transformational times, the only things that matters are “the shallow things.”

       Screenshot Studio capture #1283Lifestyles of the rich and famous: dining choices at Chilmark - inside or out

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Transformationalism on Walled-in Pond


Screenshot Studio capture #1281The Casual Wons arrive, sans boob belt and suit, respectively

The Casual Wons finally arrived on the Vineyards yesterday afternoon, following a morning  touchdown in Orlando where BO, with Lady M’s help, threatened rallied the retired troops:

President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different.

“It’s hurting our military. I made it clear that your veteran’s benefits are exempt from this year’s sequester,” the president said to the applause of hundreds at the Disabled American Veterans' convention in Orlando, Fla. “But I want to tell you going forward the best way to protect the VA care you have earned is to get rid of this sequester altogether.”

Marine Won shuttled them in from Coastguard Station Cape Cod where they deplaned from   Air Force Won. Also joining them via two accompanying Osprey helicopters: Little Bo, the loyal body men, and bags of sporting equipment for the estate’s basketball and tennis courts  as well as the presidential golf clubs, of course.

5obamavineyard081013 - CopyLittle Bo and the bagmen

The girls joined them on the island later, arriving via Air Force Won Too and shuttled over with other friends and family on Marine Won Too.

So, at last! A chance to chill. And where better to do so than at the Chilmark house owned by Chilmark Partners founder and Friend of BO, David Schulte; yes, this is the house that Chilmark built:

js_obama_house Because nothing says hypocrite populist like a zillionaires manse…

I was a little concerned about our new vacation cottage on the pond when I heard we downsized, butt was greatly relieved when I saw the little place on the pond in this video from Fausta:

Wait a darn minute, Chilmark? Aren’t they one of those most despised of all Wall Street entities, a vulture capitalist firm? Just like…Bain? Why yes, yes they are. Butt unlike Bain Capital, who relished in firing people, killing sick women and raiding companies for spare parts, Chilmark “buys distressed companies” to nurse them back to health in order to ensure that nobody ever loses their job, gets sick or dies.

So as you can see, the primary difference is Chilmark is owned by well intentioned, Progressive vultures.

Homeowner Schulte deserves special attention. If this deep-pocketed donor and private-equity whiz were a Republican, the Occupy hordes and left-wing super-PACs would have made him a household name by now. The SEIU already would have picketed his private residence. Cher, Bette Midler and Chris Rock would be tweeting furiously about this privileged white robber baron in all caps.

Schulte, you see, earned his money in much the same way the demonized Mitt Romney did: through corporate restructuring and rescuing debt-burdened companies. He and his former partner, Sam Zell, have happily embraced the nickname "grave dancers" since the early 1990s. By 1993, their billion-dollar "vulture fund" based in Chicago had purchased all or part of Jacor Communications, the embattled media conglomerate; Sealy Corporation, the mattress empire; and the distressed Schwinn Bicycle Company.

The duo also scooped up Santa Fe Energy Resources (an oil and gas company) through a partnership and refinanced Revco D.S., the drugstore chain. Schulte called his financial playground "the land of broken dreams," according to the Los Angeles Times, which described the partners as "bottom-fishing."

Team Obama had plenty of brutal depictions for GOP private-equity mavens during the 2012 campaign: "Looter." "Corporate raider." "Greedy Gekko." "Heartless profiteer." Liberal media outlets likened Romney's cohorts to mobsters, strip miners and cannibals.

As you see, Bain is nothing like Chilmark.

So we’ll just be chillin’ here, hanging out on the links and at the infinity pool, sipping our Mojitos and noodling over our retribution response to the newly irresponsible press reports appearing about our regime’s administration’s efforts to control assist you in every way with your life.

Specifically, we’re looking at plans to take out reeducate educate the Politico reporter who dared criticize Big Guy’s Friday press conference responses:

America, President Barack Obama said Friday, you’re just like my wife. You’re always on my case.

Obama’s patronizing attitude has never been far from the surface, or from the minds of his political opponents. But not since he said two years ago that his daughters did a better job than Congress in getting their homework done has he been this explicit.

It’s the flip side of “I got this”: everyone else doesn’t. (snip)

In other words, Obama said, what he’s got is a public relations problem caused by people who just don’t understand what’s good for them…

And, I’m sorry to say, we’re also going to have to ask the IRS to look into MoDo’s latest filing:

There is no moral high ground that he does not seek to occupy. As with drones and gay marriage, he seems peeved that we were insufficiently patient with his own private study of the matter. Why won’t the country agree to entrust itself to his fine mind?

And may I just ask, MoDo, where were you 5 years ago when Big Guy first started developing this peevish attitude that you no longer find so cute?

modo2Oh yeah, now I remember. You were in love.

Anyway, I expect we will have a wonderful time here on Walled-in pond, practicing our religion of transformationalism.

mo bo chilmark house on martha's vineyard


I hear the neighbors are a bit miffed about us closing down the road that runs by their multi-gazillion dollar homes, butt like everyone else, they’ll just have to learn to eat their peas.

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