President Barack Obama, who is the president of the United States (you know the guy we're talking about here, right?), braved the hellish desert hate rays of the people of Arizona last night to speak at a memorial service held in the University of Arizona basketball arena. Apparently the assembled students didn't realize the purpose of the event, because they treated it like an actual back game, shouting "AIRBALL" when a speaker misspoke, and chanting and jumping up and down in unison when Obama started listing off the victims and who they were. Or something like that, according to Twitter. "Why hasn't every time Obama's opened that stupid mouth the past couple years been like that?" the pundits shouted afterward. And the answer, of course, is that it should have been like that. He should have had a bunch of people and a congresswoman get shot at every week.
The other day I really enjoyed how Mara Liasson made it seem like it was a cynical emotion-tugging ploy to capitalize politically upon it, for Obama to do this kind of appearance.
And by &quot;enjoyed,&quot; I mean I nearly climbed up on my nightstand and shat into my clock radio upon hearing it. IT WAS THAT GOOD
Trolleanor Trollsevelt, you work so hard at this, one wonders why? Your fist won&#039;t get romantic with you without lots of negative attention foreplay?
Aw, how cute! It is a troll playing an ironic historical recreation!
There&#039;s this weird thing about humor being essentially nullified by trying way too damn hard, you know?
<i>Oh, snap. You don&#039;t.</i>
I respectfully disagree with you, Doctor. The sports crowd/American Idol mentality of the audience was inappropriate. They were cheering for &quot;our side&quot; in a way that cheapened the sobering lesson of the occasion. They were implicitly buying into the model that politics is and should be a &quot;contact sport&quot; in which concussions or fiery collisions or hockey-stick slashings are the real entertainment, and just demonstrate that you are passionate about your side.
And when I say &quot;respectfully disagree,&quot; I mean that your skanky carapace should be flayed off your crustacean ass and boiled down to make asshole gumbo, you extraterrestrial cartoon-cunt. (Just kidding, Zoid. Love ya.)
Seriously. Am I the only one who was relieved that nobody was shot during the rally?
whoa whoa whoa hang on there. how can we have a unity rally w/out our fair snowbilly princess?
i said to mr. fuflans last night: &quot;please tell me that&#039;s not barry. he sounds like he&#039;s attending a particularly unpleasant musical.&quot;
The wingers are complaining about &quot;Together We Thrive&quot; free T-shirts handed out at the event. I guess they wanted something less divisive distributed, like anything Ann Coulter has ever written or free Glocks.
I&#039;ll have to slavishly read what Michelle Malkin tells me to think about this and get back to you.
/full bore wingnut
Yeah. My wife and I were kind of surprised at all the cheering and clapping. After a few minutes of that I was half expecting some 80&#039;s big hair rock band to break out in some sappy ballad where everyone sings along with raised BIC lighters. Strange.
Sister Christian maybe?
Big freaking surprise. The Kenyan played the Civility Card.