Monday, January 22, 2007

Obamanation

So it has been scientifically calculated that today is the most depressing day of the year. Thanks to a combination of weather, debt, time since Christmas, time until pay day, low motivation and failure to keep new years resolutions we are all wallowing in buckets of self pity. And it was no doubt with the best of intentions that the Samaritans organised a Beat Blue Monday campaign with ideas on how to combat the depression. It's just a shame that they included inane suggestions such as 'go to the beach'and 'help the planet' instead of; oh I don't know, watch a YouTube on the latest over hyped phenomenon to come out of the U.S., known as Barack Hussein Obama (and they say this guy comes without baggage?!). It's hilarious, and it includes some Hillary. Let the schadenfreude begin:

15 Comments:

Anonymous max said...

Why not beat Blue Monday by listening to Blue Monday? It works for me ...

6:09 pm  
Anonymous Ella said...

Hilarious indeed :-) LOL

Are people really psyched up about this guy over in the US? Is anything to say John Kerry won't stand again? It is always hard to tell what hype coems out of the US is realy and what is maufactured for media content.

6:12 pm  
Anonymous honkman said...

So interesting. I just received an email from a friend of mine basically painting Barack Obama as a long time closet radical Muslim. I would attach the letter here but I happened to find it repeated nearly verbatim and throughly debunked at the urban legend site Snopes.com I would strongly encourage you to check it out. It really is amazing to see how far these guys will go, especially considering he only just announced he's forming a presidential exploratory committee.

It seems to me as though the neocons and radical evangelical Christians have themselves just spent last 6 years trying to do their very best to ruin that country, the freedoms and liberties she was created to uphold, and her general standing in the world. Really, it's hard to imagine anyone doing a better job at f'ing things up than they recently have.

6:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Women are way too emotional to run the most powerful country in the world. Unless she has gone through the changes,in which case, she could prove more fierceful than Bush!

6:22 pm  
Anonymous Kendra said...

”Is there anyone in this fu**ing country who didn’t know I was running for President?”
If you subscribe to the philosophy that the best and most effective humor is that which is based in truth, then you’ll find this pretty damned funny.

You Londoners would have missed it on Saturday Night Live this weekend (and, judging from their ratings, most of us Americans missed it) it was from the Chris Matthews interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on “Hard Ball”

6:27 pm  
Anonymous Claire said...

Just clicked on to your Hillary link CS - what uninspired rubbish.

Towards the end of Hillary’s video, she says “Let’s chat, let’s have a dialogue. Because the conversation in Washington has been just a little one sided lately don’t you think?”

You’re right about that Hillary. All I’ve heard for the last six years is the constant negative drumbeat from Democrats like you who have yet to offer their nation ANYTHING by way of an effective, practical alternative to deal with the problems we face.

6:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find that sitting down with a good book and a glass of wine always helps to cheer me up. And a walk in the country is always nice whatever time of year it is.

6:36 pm  
Anonymous Sam23 said...

Jon Stewart is awesome. I just love this guy. What is the Uk equivalent? Graham Norton?

6:51 pm  
Anonymous lighthouse shop said...

Another Clinton in office would mean America being under the thiefdom of either a Bush or a Clinton for a total of at least 32 years, 36 if Hillary is re-elected (many now acknowledge that H.W. Bush pulled the strings as VP during the Reagan era), and they still say anyone can become President! What a pathetic joke!

6:54 pm  
Anonymous Dan Farming said...

Now I am more depressed after watching this.

Clinton voted for the Patriot Act and she voted for the war in Iraq, but so many Democrats are blinded by the cult of personality that they will overwhelmingly vote to put this crime family back in office. While we have made some progress in educating liberals as to the phony staged consensus of the left-right paradigm, the fact remains that a majority still see the White House as some kind of political super bowl, where the success of their 'team' is the be all and end all - to the expense of America as a whole.

6:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew I called in 'sick' today for a reason...yes, I love J. Stewart too and have a big crush on him.

So, now the 22nd is over, it's onward and upwards then...

10:23 pm  
Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

CS, Cheers to you for finding a video clip of Jon Stewart. Just as you are my fave daily read, Stewart has become my fave daily telly watch. He proves that Freedom of Speech is alive and well in the States.

Kendra was right! For anyone needing further proof that with 300 million people, Americans can't all be bad, check out the little nugget on W at http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/videos/ (look under "featured videos" for the TV Funhouse clip).

Almost in spite of our leaders, we thankfully continue to enjoy freedom of expression, and these days, it's often aimed squarely at the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

And finally, Barak Obama is for real, even if (1) CNN mistakenly places "Search for Obama" in their kyron over pictures of Osama bin Laden or (2) the media's collective tongues were wagging over a People magazine shot of a bare-chested Obama on the beach. He's smart, articulate and savvy, which means he'll probably never get elected (although I would tell Ella that John Kerry is placing well behind him and four others in the polls among likely Dem voters).

11:08 pm  
Anonymous peterpan said...

SOB - great to hear the views of an educated and erudite Yank!

In my opinion, the best thing for the Right is for Obama and Hillary to compete for money and media attention through the primary, beating one another up as they go. It makes no sense for the Right to try and take either one of them out now, particularly while most of the population isn't even watching. All it would do is give the one left standing a decided edge.

Obviously Hillary has the most to gain - she jumped in this early only because of Obama. Anything to weaken Obama's viability and fund raising serves her cause very well. But what of Obama? Assuming this is all debunked, which wouldn't be surprising, why not have it dealt with now, long before even a primary vote?

Better that than some last minute bimbo-like eruption weighing on someone's mind as they go to vote or caucus. It wouldn't be bad strategy at all, considering it was always going to see the light no matter what. By the time people are thinking of voting, this will be old news and he'll be inoculated from the charge. But I digress.

10:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate Jon Stewart. He is a MORON!

12:04 pm  
Blogger Dientudong said...

This is really radical for the NAACP! The logic certainly does exist to support their involvement and pro-stance.I am anxious to see what type of response this is going to receive.

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