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Friday, March 20, 2009


Here’s a partial list of the people/groups that the O and his minions have managed to trash this week:

Victims of terrorists (or anyone who hates terrorists): Janet Napolitano, in an interview in Spiegel, explains why terrorist acts should from this day forth be referred to as “man-caused disasters”. Why? Because that will keep the lines of communication open. Uh, Janet? Terrorists aren’t big on communicating. At least not without explosives. But ok, maybe they’ll Twitter us the next time they plan to fly planes into our buildings and murder our citizens. I guess it doesn’t hurt to try. Ms. Napolitano, you’re definitely in the running for the Jack Derrida deconstructionist-of-the-year award.

BIG Business: Let’s be clear, AIG is simply the current stand in for Wall Street in particular and “big business” in general. The Auto executives filled this roll first, but now the financial monsters are on deck. We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to let you take any more! But a Capitalist economy without capitalists won’t work all that well. Yeah, the dog crapped on the floor. Kick him around a little bit if it really makes you feel better. But don’t shoot the dog. Clean up the mess, train the dog and hope it doesn’t happen again any time soon. Besides, we might just want the dog if the wolf comes to the door.

I do think the O got a little carried away with kicking the dogs when he compared them to suicide bombers:

“We had to step in, it was the right thing to do, even though it is infuriating,” Obama said, explaining why the government needed to bail out the troubled banks.

“The same is true with AIG,” he said. “It was the right thing to do to step in. Here’s the problem. It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger. You don’t want them to blow up. But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.”

Oh I get it! They’re like “man-made disasters.”

US Servicemen and women. Let’s see, here’s a good idea: let’s have soldiers that have been wounded while serving their country and preserving our liberty pay for their own medical treatment. Because they probably have private health insurance right? And we can save, like a lot of money! Yeah… no, I guess that’s not such a good idea after all. Never mind. Did these clowns get out of line when God was handing out brains?

The Disabled: Barry, my man! It’s considered bad form to make fun of the capabilities of the handicapped, even in LA. Did they not cover that in the White House sensitivity training class? Maybe you weren’t in church the week Reverend Wright railed on that shortcoming of America. But surely it was mentioned at Harvard Law School – maybe when you studied the Americans with disabilities act? Never mind, we know you didn’t mean it. Only rich white people have malice in their hearts.

Not bad work for one week! Get some rest, lots of people left to offend next week.