This was sort of inspired by a satire headline I wrote at the beginning of the week. Roll over the names to see my captions, leave a comment below with what you think would/could be said or what you think is going on here.
That a month has passed and the British Petroleum well in the Gulf hasn't been handled means one of two things, either we have a doozy of a disaster like we've never seen before, or this is the last time we get to try Biden's idea of getting off our dependence on foreign oil.
I don't want to make too much of an ado about the BP's efforts in the matter, as it is all frankly way above my paygrade to be pontificating on how to clean oil out of an ocean when I can barely pump my gas with getting a drop or two on my gas cap after I take the nozzle out of the tank. Clearly this is a job for science and not politicians.
I don't know what exactly the federal government has at their disposal to even assist in this kind of effort, they can't even keep party crashers out of state dinners so much less get a grip on a blown oil well.
I do know that Obama offered some sage advise to some advisers on the matter:
"Plug the damn hole," he says.
Wow! That's EXACTLY the kind of outside the box thinking we should expect from a president.
Look at that phrase, every word is short, mono syllabic and doesn't say anything or get anything done. Gosh, where have I see that before?
Good lord, is this guy going to get his head back in the game anytime soon? Did he think being president was one big socialist key party where he gets to screw a different piece of capitalism every night?
Seriously, I'll bet this guy thought the country gave him a blank check to make the private sector his Monica Lewinsky.
He STILL thinks this even as support for repealing ObamaCare is now up to 63%
He plays so much golf his nickname on the links is probably Tiger (that works more because he's screwing the American people behind his wifes back and less because he's not white).
He travels the country to go on self-glorifying pep rallies so much he's probably conditioned to want to use Air Force One to take trips to the bathroom.
Next thing you know he'll skip the Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony so he can go vacation to Chicago. At least that's a shark no president will ever jump right?Add a comment
So to recap how the week is going so far, Europe's economy is crumbling, the Korea's are about go restart their war, and oil can't stop flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and Obama woke up, quoted Joe Biden and said
Big f*@$ing deal, I'm going to California!
He went there to campaign for Barbara Boxer, looks like he made a pit stop to throw Boxer a bone and present us with the "it could be worse than me" argument.
I don't think this violates McCain-Feingold, so he's probably in the clear. I don't know why I want to come down so hard on him about the gulf oil spill, its not like he can plug it with his finger or something, so what can he do anyway, might as well soak up the sun at beaches that aren't bleeding black gold.
If want to know what photobombing is (after this crystal clear, yet fictional, example) check out the Urban Dictionary definition here.
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No funny or smart-assery in this post, just a really nice video of troops coming home to their loved ones. It makes you remember and/or realize there truly is a multiplier effect for sacrifice that takes place with every single soldier that goes over to war. Its not just about them, we're all in this together.
Thanks to The Llama Butchers for this one.
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Back in 2008 I did this post which quipped about a global warming award Gore should win called "L.I.A.R." A year later I did a satire headline for it. Then I created, a logo. Now, here is the groups first official ad. Ha!
It might be hard to read, so click on the image to see a larger, more legible version.
Here are the latest additions to the Satire Headlines Archive (starting with the most recent):
ARLEN SPECTER SAYS STUDY SHOWING HEARING LOSS FROM VIAGRA USE ISN'T A PROBLEM AS HE'S BEEN TONE DEAF FOR YEARS - May 21
BIDEN ACCUSED PANDERING TO CALDERON AFTER REFERRING TO GLOBAL WARMING AS "EL MUNDO MUY SPICY" - May 21
BIDEN EXTENDS OFFER TO READ ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW FOR HOLDER AS SOON AS HE LEARNS HOW - May 20
BIDEN TELLS REPORTERS OBAMA'S STATE DINNER WITH MEXICAN PRESIDENT WAS A "BIG F-ING MEAL" - May 19
OBAMA APOLOGIZES TO MEXICAN PRESIDENT AT STATE DINNER FOR BIDEN REPEATEDLY THANKING HIM FOR TACO BELL - May 19
SPECTER'S BID TO REPLACE BOB DOLE AS VIAGRA MAN HALTED WHEN DEMOCRATS REFUSE GIVE BACK TESTICLES - May 19
ELECTORAL ASSAULT ON INCUMBENTS CONTINUES AS ARLEN SPECTER CHALLENGES BOB DOLE IN VOTE TO HOCK VIAGRA - May 19
OBAMA TO NOMINATE NAPOLITANO TO BE ERIC HOLDER'S "ARIZONA ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BILL STUDY BUDDY" CZAR - May 18
U.S SAILORS FACE COURT MARTIAL AFTER GETTING DRUNK AND SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY LIKE SOBER GREEKS - May 17Add a comment
When South Park depicted Mohammad in a bear costume it was a brilliant piece of satire about how unreasonable Muslims can be about images of him. They were basically saying, this is Mohammad, but not really because he is covered in bear costume, so don't riot and kill people because we technically didn't do anything wrong according to the rules that exist in your crazy head.
Those guys raised awareness about how irrational this issue is in a way that was funny, sharp, brilliant, and it made a very good point.
While I have no problem with others who participated in "Draw Mohammad Day" I'm not sure much of what I saw came even remotely close to accomplishing the same thing....I'm sure it wasn't supposed to. I did see one piece here that made me say ".....ok, I got that."
Don't get me wrong, regulars to this blog know I'm obviously all for being a smart-ass, but I feel like the artists (or "artists") should have striven to not reduce themselves to the same level as those who thought it was great to photograph crucifixes submerged in urine.
There is A LOT of fun to be poked at Islam, I just don't think desecrating their prophet is a very effective path to take.
To each their own, but that's why I didn't participate in "Draw Mohammad Day."Add a comment
Before he became president of Mexico was Felipe Calderon an anatomy teacher, or does showing our government what a backbone looks like just come naturally?
I have to admit, when I first heard about the criticism of Arizona I was a little on fire about it, but then I watched the video above, because rational people don't make judgements about things they haven't seen for themselves.
I'm glad to see that it is actually not lost on Calderon that Mexico's chief export has been its population because his country sort of sucks. He actually acknowledges that Mexican's leaving their country can be damaging to Mexico.
This begs the question of why then does Mexico oppose any efforts the United States takes to have an immigration policy that is 100% more sane, and only half as oppressive as their own?
Mexico cracks down on illegal immigration coming from their southern border.
They put their military on their border.
They put the fear of God into their businesses to make sure their workers have THEIR papers in order.
So when did "Calderon" become Spanish for "hypocrite?"
Follow the money. "Migration," as Calderon puts it, makes Mexico a money vacuum with American dollars being sent back to the families of illegal immigrants. If you can believe it, dollars are still more valuable to Mexicans over the peso than our Vice Presidency is to Obama and Pelosi.
While I find it a bit offensive, I'm not mad that Felipe Calderon came to the United States and vented frustration for the sake of Mexico. I would actually like to slap an electric collar on Obama that goes off when he utters the words "United States" and "sorry" in the same sentence, and see him grow a spine and do what Calderon did, but on behalf of us.Add a comment
Eat your heart out William Hung.
While reading Biden's part it is important that you imagine it to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner (click the photo to see a larger version).
On a positive note its nice to see Obama putting his on his heart for something.
A big thanks to a Facebook pal who helped to partly inspire this piece (for privacy concerns I wont name the friend, they know who they are).Add a comment