Saturday, May 10, 2014

Show You Care @

As I pointed out the other day, nothing says you care quite like a Hallmark greeting Tweet:

brfLady M shows her disappointment in us for not having done enough to bring the girls home.

So get those hashtag selfies fired up! We’re launching another episode of hashtag diplomacy; because it worked so well in that Russia/Ukraine kerfuffle.

jen psaki hashtag diplomacyUnitedforUkraine

Hollywood has jumped onboard with its own version called “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.”

Friday, May 9, 2014

Just in time for Mother’s Day: the Little Bag of MOO Essentials

DISQUS OUTAGE: As of 8:00pm Disqus is back online…blog-on!!!

It’s Friday again. Already. And because we’re all weary of the week’s *wretch-ed* news we’re going to do something different today. Since I was unable to attend the Second Annual Friends of MOTUS Flyover Fest ™(FFF) in Galveston last month, they sent me a commemorative goodie bag just like the one given to all the lucky attendees. My bag finally arrived (compliments of the US Postal service) so I’m taking the opportunity to catalogue all the swag contained therein.

First (and long gone), RobinH made professional, homemade sugar cookies shaped like sandcastles, complete with a flag flying atop! At first I thought it a subtle reference to BO’s red line in the sand, his manipulative response to Hurricane Sandy or the fact that the Republicans drove the car off the road and into the sand, leaving Big Guy to clean up the mess.


Then I realized it was just a non-cynical reference to Galveston’s beautiful beaches. Since I immediately scarfed it down without a thought about posterity, perhaps Robin can post a picture for us.

Janna (in addition to providing the group with the giant rolling tea trolley) spiced up the goodie bag with jars of Hatch Salsa, dip mix, chip bag clip, American Eagle shot glass and various promotional items from the Jade Painting Company – all the  way from Hawaii! The alleged birth state of you-know-who.

JLHann contributed inspirational and fun themed book marks made from her beautiful combination of hand calligraphy and artwork. You can use them to mark your place in any of Lady M’s garden books or Big Guy’s multiple autobiographies.

And Creeper had the official canvas Swag Bags made up with the official Second Annual FFF logo:


She also provided everyone with several cedar balls (not quite as telling as Captain Queeg’s steel balls, butt they smell better) and a bar/kitchen towel. Creeper didn’t elaborate on the significance of these items, so I leave it up to your fertile imaginations.

I understand that the original swag bags also contained bags of Bucky Nuts. Butt since there were only enough for the actual attendees I’m guessing here again: they may have been a tribute to all the squirrels unleashed from the Big White. That would explain the cedar balls too.

squirrel balls

And then, there was a very special  “little bag of MO essentials” created and assembled by MathMom. I’m turning the rest of the post over to her to explain its contents. Take it away MM:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

In the Age of Obama: Contempt, Cronies and – dare I say? – Carter.

The House voted yesterday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.

Screenshot Studio capture #1954

She’s in good company. Very good company indeed:

Which means that the matter will now be referred to the Department of Justice. Which is captained by Attorney General Eric Holder. Who, by the way, is also in contempt of Congress.

Meanwhile, Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, continues to hold his own one-man contempt hearings:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Not In The News Weak

A brief recap of what is/is not considered “news” in the MSM this week:

News: the Whitehouse report on “Climate Change.” Because the religion of global warming has determined that floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, extreme heat, extreme cold, etc. etc. can be stopped by imposing new fuel standards and energy taxes on the American public while China and India proceed to build new coal fired plants.

Whatever happened to the separation of Church and State?

thumb-Nat_Post_Al_GoreThe Algore Church of Inconvenient Truths

Not-News: The formation of a House Special Committee to investigate Benghazi even though it’s only the second to be formed in the 21st century, and we still don’t have the answers to why 4 Americans were left to die in Benghazi.

Dude, that was, like, 2 years ago.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fashionating! MO Opens Met’s Costume Wing

Unless you live in a cave, or flyover country, you know about Lady M’s grand opening of the Costume Institute's new Anna Wintour wing at Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Finally, a little well deserved recognition for the art and science of costumes.

This  event will no doubt be commemorated for generations to come; Lady M and Anna managed to forever transform “stinko de mayo” from a Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican army’s implausible victory over the Frogs in the “Battle of Puebla” in 1862 to a holiday celebrating the nuclear Wintour instead. I hope that’s not racist.

Before I begin my official coverage of the event I need to show you something. It’s very – and I mean very – scary. Butt I figured if I showed you this first, nothing that follows on will seem so bad. Okay, are you ready? It’s Donatella, poor little dear, as she appeared at the Costume Institute ribbon cutting. She may have misread the invitation and, thinking it a costume party, come as an alien burn victim.

sweet mother donatella

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Pinball Wizards of Washington

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear those buzzers and bells,
Don't see lights a flashin'
Plays by sense of smell.
Always has a replay,
'n' never tilts at all...
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball

Pinball Wizard – The Who

Washington is filled with whiz kids, many of whom work for Big Guy. One need go no further than the official White House Website to gain a sense of their earnestness, purposefulness and skill. From the Presidential Briefing to the White House Blog to the White House Issues page, the site reads like a cross between an OFA campaign newsletter and a leftwing agitprop screed – butt I repeat myself. Absolutely every click on the site provides an opportunity to manipulate inform and brainwash instruct the citizens on the power and righteousness that is Obama.

Obama Signs with multiple pens…and his pen

How does BO’s staff manage to run both a high powered public relations firm and the whole government? Well it isn’t easy. You have to start with really Big Brains.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Correspondents’ Dinner 2014: We Do Hot Messes Right

Okay, let me just get this out of the way:

mo departure



Another Correspondent’s Dinner, another “off-the-shoulder perfection” for Lady M. Enough said.

How do I know why she always looks like such a hot mess at the Correspondents’ Dinner? I guess she’s always had a thing for writers.

For his part of the party, Big Guy hired the best comedy writers in the country and all he got in return was polite laughter. Not exactly a great return on investment; butt then, that can be said about everything else America has “invested in” the past five and a half years too.

Here’s what People reported as his best jokes: