Newsweek's depiction of President Obama on its latest cover has irked some Indian Americans who, fresh off Obama's visit to the world's largest democracy, are not happy with the image of the U.S. president as the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva.
The Newsweek cover shows Obama with several arms carrying policy issues while balancing on one leg. The headline reads: "God of All Things" with a subtitle, "Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle."
Shiva, who is one of three pre-eminent gods in the Hindu religion along with Brahma and Vishnu, is considered the destroyer of the world, which must end, metaphorically speaking, in order to be reborn as a more universalistic place. However, the god's purpose is not to foretell an apocalyptic ending.
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I didn't read the article, and I'm not going to. The premise is ridiculous and totally unfair to every president who came before BOZ the clown.
Why didn't Newsweek think the presidency was too much to handle for Bush? All of a sudden we make excuses for presidents who don't wet our whistle? Is this latest depiction of Obama as a deity meant to be a downgrade or pivot from the left's messianic delusions of grandeur?
Newsweak...um..."Newsweek cover Obama" and you would think he was the god of that magazine. PSST! maybe they're trying to save face.
Here's a little Newsflash for NewsWEAK (now that we don't have to answer to Google for the rest of this post)....are you ready?.....brace yourselves, because I don't want to cause any aneurysms over there.....every presidency is too much for one person to handle!
That's why they get to have entire administrations, with a Vice President, and a cabinet, and a chief-of-staff with advisors, and cool logos, and undersecretaries, and deputies, and they ALL have to work together because those 3,000 person $200,000,000.00/day trips to India aren't going to coordinate themselves!
I've got a great investigative story to pitch to them for their next issue. Its perfect for their style of hard-hitting journalism. It goes something like this:
Why a burning fireplace may no longer be the best place to store gasoline.
I REALLY want to know who brokered the deal to sell that rag for A DOLLAR. Seriously, because I've got some ice to sell to eskimos, and anyone who can sell something at a price that is 100% of what its actually worth is someone I want working for me.
If it really is true that Obama inspires the revelation that "the modern presidency may be too much for one person to handle" then we must all be ghosts, because I was totally unaware that he was the last person on earth.Add a comment
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would not want to submit to an airport security pat-down, one of the new "enhanced" measures instituted by the Transportation Safety Administration ahead of the holiday season to screen airline passengers.
"Not if I could avoid it. No, I mean, who would?" Clinton said during an interview aired on Sunday's "Face the Nation."
Shhh! Nobody tell her the alternative...
I disavow any and all responsibility for the production of any vomit on your person...making this post may have cost me a monitor, so shake it off.Add a comment
I love this post from Right Network...
Right Network launched in September, and if you haven't gone there already check it out now! (If you want to leave a comment, click the image to go directly to the post)
I think what they're doing over there is truly innovative, and if conservatives want to start taking back the culture sites like that are going to be a major factor in getting us there with their brand of "television," and art like this...IF we support them!Add a comment
I debated whether I wanted this any attention. But I know I have a lot of pro-life friends out there that might want to vote at birthornot.com
Basically a couple is putting to an internet vote whether or not they should abort their child. I don't know the motivation, but as of this writing abortion is winning.
I haven't voted yet, because I don't know if I really want to be another log on these a-holes fire. I might, to counter the jerks evil enough to tip it over to "abort."
Part of me hopes this is some sort of pro-life stunt, to make a point this country hates abortion. The current tally doesn't make it look that way though.
Voting ends December 7.
When the post was initially written Friday evening life was winning by A LOT, something to the tune of 80-20. So a lot of people who get jollies off of voting for infanticide have had a very busy weekend.Add a comment
Incoming Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said incoming Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is "known to cry."
"You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we're having a debate on bills. If I cry, it's about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics — no, I don't cry. I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally," Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the New York Times magazine.
Wow...That, and the rest of the article is almost worse than having the nerve to cry. Maybe she can't cry because she is a stone cold biotch who doesn't have an emotional connection to the turmoil our country is embroiled in.
Or maybe its because there is a film of plastic that resides beneath her skin and it has managed to seal her tear ducts shut.
In all seriousness I would rather have a Speaker of the House that sheds tears and lives in reality than spend one more day having to listen to any looney toon feed us loads of turd stew chocked full of vitamins B, F, and D, and then tell us we need to let them shove it down our throats so we can find out what it is AFTER its poisoning us.
Lets make the soon-to-be former Speaker harpy-I mean...happy, lets take some stimulus money and build a dam around Boehner's office.
Better yet, lets pay for it with the money taxpayers will be saving not having to pay for her private jet anymore. Either way, I don't care, lets just be done with this issue already so Nancy can stop being a sore loser and go back to being just a loser.
Here's one last gem from the article
"I was the first woman speaker. It didn't get that much play. And I'm not a publicity seeker..."
Oh man, I can't argue with that because she's totally telling the truth there...
By the way, I didn't call her a b**ch, I said "biotch," and rappers use that word in their lyrics. That's right, like women who pose nude in Playboy, I was being artistic. You're welcome.Add a comment
It appears director Ivan Reitman has decided to go in a different direction now that the Harry Potter movies are pretty much done...
I think he should reconsider bringing Schwarzenegger in. After all, the way he bungled governing California was pretty magical.Add a comment
Pelosi expresses relief over giving up private jet so she can resume going green and flying her broom
Following the suspension of Olbermann and Scarborough for only 2 days MSNBC reassures viewers their ongoing expectation that they suspend their disbelief remains indefinite.
Pelosi clarifies saying Boehner "is known to cry" was not intended to insult, she was just being wistfulAdd a comment
Clearly, getting into movies is all about who you know and NOT what you know...Add a comment
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Obama disputes Carville jab that taking one of Hillary's balls would give him two, points out he actually needs both.
House fails to strip NPR's funding to the relief of its staff and listener.
Jews offended by Fox News chief Roger Ailes comparing NPR to Nazis are joined in their protest by Nazis.
Democrats admit hard-line on standing against tax cuts overcompensates for stance on cutting terrorism.Add a comment
The scary thing about this is it isn't a "what if." It could actually happen.Add a comment
H/t to my friend Greg over at Modern Conservative for suggesting the idea on this one. Thats a great blog with a great diversity of content (full disclosure, I post there too), so check it out...now! GO!!!
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As Dems enter minority status Pelosi, buoyed by liberals, is elected "Wicked Witch of whats left"
Pelosi assures rival Heath Shuler their are no hard feelings now that she's retained power and he's in fear for his life.
After Boehner is elected speaker Pelosi sheds tears, rushes to ER to reseal face.
Trophy company refuses refund to Joe Miller for custom plaque engraved with "Miller the RINO Killer."Add a comment
Sarah Palin's 16-year-old daughter Willow Palin used multiple homophobic slurs -- including the word f**got -- to attack a Facebook user who criticized her mom's new reality show .... TMZ has learned.
During the premiere of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" Sunday night -- a boy named Tre who went to school with the Palin kids wrote a status update that read, "Sarah Palin's Alaska, is failing so hard right now."
The comment sparked an intense response from Willow -- who replied on the boy's wall, "Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I've seen pictures of, your disgusting ... My sister had a kid and is still hot."
Willow followed up that comment with another that read, "Tre stfu. Your such a f**got."
Bristol Palin also got in on the smacktalk -- writing a message to Tre saying, "You're running your mouth just to talk sh*t."
Eventually, a message board war erupted -- and Bristol took aim at another person named Jon -- saying, "You'll be as successful as my baby daddy, And actually I do work my ass off. I've been a single mom for the last two years."
That's it! I'm packin' up my "I ♥ Palin tent and leavin' camp for the Democrats. This is outrageous that a KID would use the word "faggot" while trash talking some jerk who wants to tear her mom down.
I thought we taught kids to be better than that. I thought we moved past such vulgarity since I was her age in the 90's. I thought kids today were too PC with their trash talk.
The gay community has come TOO FAR to put up with this homophobic crap.
Stop Tre, you're such a person exercising your lifestyle choice to love men in a sexual way, and that's your choice, but I'm going to use that fact about you to put you down without your permission now.
You would never see "progressive" liberals engage in THAT kind of hate speech....no sir!
.......um........I can't tell...is that moral high ground or a sink hole?
Ok, look, the bottom line is Willow and Bristol should've been above all of this for the sake of their mother. They weren't, they're kids, and at least they're more mature than the monkeys pictured above. So liberals like can go ahead and spare us the sanctimony on this one.Add a comment
Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi as their minority leader on Wednesday, but only after a brutal two days of arguing behind closed doors and a 150-43 vote that revealed a bloc of disgruntled Democrats to be firmly in the anti-Pelosi camp.
Pelosi’s win as Democratic leader was expected, but the bumpy ride was perhaps the greatest challenge to her authority since she claimed the speaker’s gavel four years ago. Pelosi defeated conservative North Carolina Democrat Heath Shuler, who ran for minority leader saying, “We need to include others in leadership.”
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For the sake of the conservative blogosphere I have to confess, I'm relieved. Heath Shuler seems like a nice guy. Do you know how long it would take to find something to skewer him on?
Ok, probably not that long...but still.
In the end it's nice to see liberals didn't compromise on their value of rewarding failure. See the 2010 election cycle was not a year totally bereft of victory for them.
Lastly...Congrats. Speaker-elect Boehner! We'll be watching you and your new congress very closely.Add a comment
Caught booking a daily flights for remainder of year Napolitano confesses new TSA screening stems from her having never been felt up.
"Naked" scanned passengers accuse TSA of giving preferential treatment to Helen Thomas.
Finding Charles Rangle guilty of violations the Congressional Ethics panel continues to deliberate on his hairdo.Add a comment
Oh lordy, you should see the liberal blogosphere on this one....
A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in.
Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who defeated freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil on Maryland's Eastern Shore, reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 – 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.
They think this guy is being a hypocrite because he wants health insurance FROM HIS EMPLOYER. Yeah its the government, but I don't work for the government, and he doesn't want me to have their healthcare, and neither do I. Certainly not by force.
I can hear liberals now...Why don't you want government health care if it's good enough for congress?
Its not the going to be the same service geniuses. Do you ever see the president dining out on government cheese?
This is nowhere near the hypocrisy liberals would like it to be...
Nix (Harris's spokesworman) said Harris, who is the father of five, wasn’t being hypocritical – he was just pointing out the inefficiency of government-run health care.
Got spin? Maybe, I've only had one employer in my entire career that started health benefits on day one (and I might be mistaken), but the way liberals at blogs like the ironically named Crooks and Liars are getting so apoplectic about this puts on full display the mental malfunction of their ability to think logically.
If I went to a Mexican restaurant ordered a burrito, was given the choice of red or green sauce and chose red, these guys would probably accuse me of hating the environment for refusing to go green.
The only remotely rational comment came from Ezra Klein
The point isn't that it's hypocritical to oppose health-care subsidies for poorer people or an individual mandate while simultaneously wanting every benefit your federal job gives you. Those positions can coexist. It's Harris's fear at being uninsured. But whatever else you think of the health-care law, it really does keep people from being uninsured.
There was no fear! Harris is prepared to buy his own insurance until his new employer's plan kicks in. The "fear" is merely a liberal projection needed to fuel this "hypocrisy" pipe dream.
Furthermore, it has been said on this blog before it's not about having insurance, its about making healthcare more affordable in the first place. Insurance cost rises with medical costs, so what good does it do for your wallet if the price of medicine continues to skyrocket out of control?
Obama's approval rating isn't dropping like a rock because Biden isn't being Biden enough, it's because he's a president who couldn't move America up an escalator that's going that way much less be a real leader.
"Stupid" insurance does not a presidency save. Solving problems always requires tackling its source. So this obsession over health INSURANCE is nothing more than a way to grab power and control people.
Thinking this and then demanding health insurance, if it is a stipulated benefit from your employer, even from the federal government, is NOT hypocrisy.Add a comment