Obama, Flailing, Reaches Out For First Term "A-Team" as a Lifeline

A book called The Obamas featured this delicious nugget:

Obama had always had a high estimation of his ability to cast and run his operation. When David Plouffe, his campaign manager, first interviewed for a job with him in 2006, the senator gave him a warning: "I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it," he said. "It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known." Obama said nearly the same thing to Patrick Gaspard, whom he hired to be the campaign’s political director. "I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters," Obama told him. "I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director."

A first-class temperament, they told us in 2007. Plus, a first-class intellect to go with it.

There's an old bit of wisdom -- old, but true -- that the more you know the more you realize you don't know. And conversely, only someone who knows a tiny little bit could possibly be under the illusion he knows it all.

Flash forward to today's story of Zeus throwing down thunderbolts on he whose hubris astonishes even the arrogant gods.

A struggling President Obama is calling for help from members of his first-term A-Team, who have left the White House for other jobs.

With his poll numbers falling and his second-term floundering so far, Obama has sought help from the former aides who helped catapult him to the presidency.

...

One former aide described Obama’s trusted inner circle from the first term as "the originals," and speculated that if they were still at the White House they could have helped prevent some of Obama’s second-term blunders, such as the decision Monday to give a fiery speech criticizing Republicans just hours after 12 people were gunned down a few miles away at the Navy Yard.

You could do a better job of political directing than the political director but you didn't know that?

Obama is plainly surrounded by yes-men who are intimidated by him. He's like Elvis at in the declining years. Whatever The King says, that's just a great idea.

"I don’t think he would have made that kind of mistake in the first term," one former administration official said on Tuesday. "Sometimes it feels like there’s a void over there. There are some new, extraordinary folks over there, but it definitely leaves something to be desired."

But Obama does have some of his Sage Council* remaining.

...

To be sure, Obama has had some of the same faces around him during the second term, including Carney.

Oh well he's just the guy to give it to you straight.

But after a painstaking period of self-criticism and self-examination, Team Obama thinks they've figured out what's been going wrong with them lately.

Surprise! It's the same thing they always say is going wrong with them.

....

Former Obama aides, however, maintain that there has been a messaging problem at the White House ever since Obama won reelection.

Fortunately, there is a cure: They can begin putting out a Message that Obama almost never puts out lately.

And they say that aides need to do a better job reasserting the narrative that Obama is, as one put it, the "aggressive champion of the middle class."

And the Middle Class. No, he never mentions And The Middle Class (ATMC). I mean, sure, he mentioned it for no reason at all in his Syria speech, but he practically never mentions And The Middle Class, apart from Always.

The problem isn't that he doesn't mention it. It's that he doesn't believe it and we all know it. And that's not a Messaging Problem. It's a Priority Problem, or, as we usually call it, just a straight-up Problem.

* Not a misspelling, Spelling Nerds. Usually I say "Sage counsel," as in wise advice.

But now I'm saying he has a Council of Sages. So the change in spelling is appropriate given my change in meaning.

So you just go right ahead and eat a bag of dicks, Spelling Nerds.

Posted by: Ace at 04:12 PM



Comments

1 Goddamnit, he's foundering, not floundering.

Why do they have to pick on such a humble, flat, delicious fish like that?

Posted by: akula51 at September 18, 2013 04:13 PM (4p5/2)

2 Uno?

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:13 PM (LSJmV)

3 Dammit.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:14 PM (LSJmV)

4
>>>He's like Elvis at in the declining years. Whatever The King says, that's just a great idea.

That's right. You tell 'em, boss

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at September 18, 2013 04:14 PM (3ZtZW)

5 Heh. Some things just are. I even read most of the fucker.

Posted by: akula51 at September 18, 2013 04:14 PM (4p5/2)

6 He's like Elvis at in the declining years. Whatever The King says, that's just a great idea.


***********

Unfortunately I don't think anyone is deep fat frying the peanut butter, banana and bacon sammiches.

Posted by: tasker at September 18, 2013 04:15 PM (r2PLg)

7 ... something about 'maybe the dogs just don't like the food?' comes to mind ...

Posted by: Adriane... at September 18, 2013 04:15 PM (j/FJV)

8 “I don’t think he would have made that kind of mistake in the first term,” one former administration official said on Tuesday. “Sometimes it feels like there’s a void over there. There are some new, extraordinary folks over there, but it definitely leaves something to be desired.”



Well, let's see.....in his first term he gave a 'shout out' to 'Chief someone' in the audience before addressing the Ft. Hood shooting so um, no....it's just his assholey self.

Posted by: Tami at September 18, 2013 04:15 PM (bCEmE)

9 If people would all just let this poor bastard be clear, there wouldn't be any of these messaging problems.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:15 PM (LSJmV)

10
You can shuffle deck chairs on the Titanic all you want; the fucking brick ain't gonna float.

And in any case, Valerie Ferret and Moochelle have been holding his leash his entire adult life.

As if 2009-2012 was some shining, glorious epoch.

Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:16 PM (WjLUf)

11 Hah! Obama is fat Elvis.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 18, 2013 04:16 PM (9jLim)

12 Eat a Bag of Dicks don't mind if I do, delicious hamburgers.
Har Har I'm so funny.

Posted by: Hipster Seattle-ite at September 18, 2013 04:16 PM (GaqMa)

13 Sage is a plant.

So, yeah, he's got a council of those.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (659DL)

14 You're the one, Wyatt.

Posted by: Clownf*cker at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (CGjum)

15
You know? I was flipping pages at my desk and did an *almost* paper cut on my right cornea. Still kinda teary after 5 hours. Maybe I should snort some correction fluid

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (3ZtZW)

16
@1- I don't know akula- have you ever seen a flounder on the deck of a boat? Pretty apt description of the last couple of weeks.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (N/Sup)

17 I think he believes "And the Middle Class", he just defines it differently. Middle Class == Unions in his pathology.

The Middle Class wouldn't exist without Labor Unions, don't ya know?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (yETln)

18
As the great Samuel Goldwyn once said, "I don't want to be surrounded by Yes-Men. I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs."

As for America, "include me out."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (WjLUf)

19 Does this mean he dies on the toilet?

Posted by: tasker at September 18, 2013 04:18 PM (r2PLg)

20 Well, he is right about one thing. In an administration of SCOAMFs, he is definitely the best at being a SCOAMF.

Posted by: grognard at September 18, 2013 04:18 PM (/29Nl)

21 The one constant with Obama is that he was, is, and always will be an arrogant spoiled product of a commie background that really doesn't like people that are not prostrate before him.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 18, 2013 04:18 PM (XdnQT)

22 17 The Middle Class wouldn't exist without Labor Unions, don't ya know?
Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (yETln)

Going forward (no pun) the "middle class" will exist with labor... camps.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:18 PM (WjLUf)

23 Anyway, on to the actual commentary.
Ace nails it, except I'd probably note one thing. In certain cases I'm not sure it's that Obama is stupid per se, but rather so incredibly naïve as to appear stupid.
Take Healthcare Reform. I think Obama actually thought the country would just roll over and accept his new top down model. Because...Helping or something.
Heck, he was partially right about bribing the states with Medicaid money, some turned (more didn't it seems.)

Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:18 PM (GaqMa)

24 But now I'm saying he has a Council of Sages.

Sage dressing. For a turkey.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at September 18, 2013 04:18 PM (/kI1Q)

25 I was flipping pages at my desk and did an *almost* paper cut on my right cornea. Still kinda teary after 5 hours. Maybe I should snort some correction fluid
Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dab a little Liquid Paper on it. You'll be fine.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (LSJmV)

26 Obama is plainly surrounded by yes-men who are intimidated by him.


I wouldn't say "intimidated". I would say they willingly suck his dick. Intimidated implies they are in some ways fearful of him. I disagree and posit that all the people around him worship him and can't even begin to think of acting otherwise.

Posted by: EC at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (GQ8sn)

27 He's da boss!

That's just the f*cking way it's gonna be!

But, then again, Valerie Jarret is really running things. She probably lets him think he's doing it.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (f9c2L)

28 Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:17 PM (yETln)

With your code breaking skills, you could work for NSA.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (XdnQT)

29
>>>Council of Sages

Wow that's a Prestige Class and everything!

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (3ZtZW)

30 Rush was reading some Census Bureau stats today. Pretty damning stuff... not at all about Obama's lack of message clarity.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (TOk1P)

31 Going forward (no pun) the "middle class" will exist with labor... camps.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:18 PM (WjLUf)


*****************

Okay I'm out.

I read that as labor *cramps*.

Posted by: tasker at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (r2PLg)

32 Is Trumka still the number one most frequent visitor to the White House?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (yETln)

33 Does this mean he dies on the toilet?

Just spitballin' here: I don't think he's the fried peanut butter and nanner sammich kind of guy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 18, 2013 04:19 PM (659DL)

34 I was flipping pages at my desk and did an *almost* paper cut on my right cornea. Still kinda teary after 5 hours. Maybe I should snort some correction fluid
Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands


See a doctor. While you still can, in the visual and insurance sense.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:20 PM (WjLUf)

35 Are you going to Obama's house,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme?

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 18, 2013 04:20 PM (Hx5uv)

36 -
BOOGER!

Posted by: Dr. J. F. at September 18, 2013 04:20 PM (Ze8oh)

37 I'll also note that none of those things that Obama claims to be "better" at are actually jobs that produce anything meaningful.

I'd like to see the guy do some really basic accounting during a typical end-of-month for a small business.

Posted by: grognard at September 18, 2013 04:21 PM (/29Nl)

38 With your code breaking skills, you could work for NSA.

Why thank you Hrothgar, that's a very kind ... HEY! My sarcasm meter just pinged.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:21 PM (yETln)

39 Wait a second; were you flipping the pages with your nose? How close were you holding the thing to your face?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:21 PM (WjLUf)

40 It's simply a messaging problem!

And they say that aides need to do a better job reasserting the narrative that Obama is, as one put it, the “aggressive champion of the middle class.”

Thanks, but no thanks.. any more aggressive gov't help like we've been getting the last 5 years, and I'll be in the poor house!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 18, 2013 04:21 PM (f9c2L)

41
21 -

Don't you mean prostate?

Posted by: K. Penn and R. Love at September 18, 2013 04:21 PM (TOk1P)

42 So.

Someone's been proofreading your Ace Movie Reviews™?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:21 PM (lAZep)

43 Just spitballin' here: I don't think he's the fried peanut butter and nanner sammich kind of guy.

Lamb falafel?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (yETln)

44
Remember me to one who flounders there

Posted by: the adulation at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (Ze8oh)

45 >>>Wow that's a Prestige Class and everything!

this is why I refuse to say Sage Advice, because that was the name of an old column in The Dragon magazine.

i feel like a dork using the word

Posted by: ace at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (/IWYB)

46
Affirmative Action has consequences.
Dire consequences.

Posted by: garrett at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (X+Pyv)

47 A black velvet Elvis.

Now, I denounce myself to the NSdAp..

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (WjLUf)

48 You misspelled "bag of dicks."

Posted by: Spelling Nerd at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (S4Fqs)

49
>>>Wait a second; were you flipping the pages with your nose? How close were you holding the thing to your face?

Loose sheets.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (3ZtZW)

50 Man, why are these dicks so chewey? I was told they would be al dente, the way I like them.

Posted by: Spelling Nerd, chompin' away at his bag o' dicks at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (yemTi)

51 Ah ha!

"He's like Elvis at in the declining years."

Posted by: spelling nerds at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (Kkt/i)

52 Top.Men.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (PZ6/M)

53 Here is first term stupidity after a mass shooting-- http://tinyurl.com/nuzkh57


He gives a "shout out" before addressing the Fort Hood Shooting.

Even when they admit mistakes the pump up the history.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (URNUb)

54 Dragon magazine.

Shit, thanks for the sunny reminder of my misplaced years.

Posted by: Clownf*cker at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (CGjum)

55 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:20 PM (WjLUf)

Last time I got a corneal cut (splinter in the eye from a wood yard) the treatment was "patch and don't open it for a week."
I was a kid so it was awesome (except for the not outside fun, sports or anything else.)
Has it changed much? Of not, patch, don't open it, save yourself the ER copay.
(This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such, I have no liability if you go blind, although generally I try to stay away from ERs)

Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (GaqMa)

56 Can't remember who came up with the term 'Hussein Clown Posse' for this group, but it couldn't be better. Actually, we might be better off with Juggalos running the country.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (LSJmV)

57 Don't you mean prostate?

Posted by: K. Penn and R. Love at September 18, 2013 04:21 PM (TOk1P)

I think he prefers a prostrate prostate!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (XdnQT)

58 Always wear protective eyewear at your desk.

Posted by: OHSA at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (uYaYO)

59 The problem of the Presidency is the President doesn't know when to shut up and lay low. He publically emasculates himself, his office and his Countryover Syria and then runs immediately to speechify on the evils of Republicans while they are counting the dead a dozen blocks away. My guess is his media gurus argued that a mass shooting is the best time to rejigger the narrative since major trauma shuts down the brain thus memory. The creepy with this one sets all time highs.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (oDCMR)

60 Just spitballin' here: I don't think he's the fried peanut butter and nanner sammich kind of guy.

Yeah, he's definitely a "bag of dicks" kinda guy...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (wtvvX)

61 I'll also note that none of those things that Obama claims to be "better" at are actually jobs that produce anything meaningful.

So the President of the USA isn't a BSer job? Weird. How come so many successful managers are great at BSing?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (yETln)

62 But I don't like to spell nor do I like dicks for that matter.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (wmU4G)

63 Ace said...."They can begin putting out a Message that Obama almost never puts out lately".

This I can confirm.

Posted by: Reggie Love at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (B5y+v)

64 Does that also mean that he has Parsley, Rosemary, and Tyne Councils?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (32Ze2)

65 55 Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (GaqMa)


Wifey told me that she was staring closely at one of her cats when her sudden eyeball movement caused kitty to scratch her eye.

Nearly lost the eye. Gevalt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (WjLUf)

66
>>>I have no liability if you go blind

Relax. I'm only reading in here, ma.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at September 18, 2013 04:25 PM (3ZtZW)

67 Posted by: ace at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (/IWYB)

You are a Dork.
I'm also willing to bet if I yelled out "THAC0" at a moron horde meetup, it would inspire more fights/debates than confusion.
Live with it, you attract people not unlike yourself (although possibly less hairy).

Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:25 PM (GaqMa)

68

a Council Of Sages or...

a Confederacy of Dunces?

Posted by: le soothsayier (the french version) at September 18, 2013 04:25 PM (1cIqG)

69 59 Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (oDCMR)

Re-jigger. Racist, no? Anyway, if you re-jigger, how does one "jigger" in the first place?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (WjLUf)

70 I'll be glad when Obama leaves the building.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (9jLim)

71 If there were such a thing as a 'bag of dicks', where would one go to purchase such a delightful snack?

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan's Sphincter at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (JeBIy)

72 Wifey told me that she was staring closely at one of her cats when her sudden eyeball movement caused kitty to scratch her eye.

Nearly lost the eye. Gevalt.


GAH! Glad my cat has no front claws. I don't care what people say, I de-claw my cats.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (yETln)

73 Wow. Every day he makes George W. Bush look like Mount Rushmore material...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (wtvvX)

74
Don't you mean prostate?

***

i got a case to charge yesterday concerning a ninety-five year old grandfather who is putting the moves on his middle-aged step-granddaughter telling her that he isn't fondling her for sexual gratification but rather so that he can have an orgasm to help his prostate.

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (Hx5uv)

75 gone - gotta pick up the boy

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (3ZtZW)

76 Loose sheets.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (3ZtZW)


I did that once with a file folder....got a nice hematoma on my eyeball.


I have a weird right cornea and have scratched it a dozen times or more with contacts. Haven't worn them since the last scratch about 2 years ago. Hurts like a mofo.

Posted by: Tami at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (bCEmE)

77 Posted by: le soothsayier (the french version) at September 18, 2013 04:25 PM (1cIqG)

Are you trying to give dunces a bad name?

Posted by: Natl Assn for Protection of Dunces at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (XdnQT)

78 Don't be coy Sullivan. You troll the internet for strange. As if you can't find a BOD.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (yETln)

79 71
If there were such a thing as a 'bag of dicks', where would one go to purchase such a delightful snack?


Posted by: Andrew Sullivan's Sphincter at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (JeBIy)
Pretty sure they just give away bags o' dicks, if you know where to look.And I think you probably know where to look.

Posted by: Clownf*cker at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (5npD/)

80 72 GAH! Glad my cat has no front claws. I don't care what people say, I de-claw my cats.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (yETln)

Oh no! Just keep them clipped every few weeks. If they go outdoors, they're essentially defenseless without them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (WjLUf)

81 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (WjLUf)

Yeah, anything deeper than a corneal cut is going to be bad bad bad.
Now that I think about it, I don't remember if there was any treatment to avoid infection.
Cornea gets almost (entirely?) nil bloodflow, making it a potential danger for that.
Excellent point, I reverse my previous statement.

Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (GaqMa)

82 I think "Wizards Circle" would do just as well.

It evokes the fantasy and magical ideas that must be being presented to "The King".


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (lAZep)

83 I'm not sure what 'The Dragon' is, but it sounds like a book that does not involve any 'crushing'.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (LSJmV)

84 Like the message itself wasn't always the fucking issue. LOL. It only makes sense from their perspective if you actually believe all of those things they say about "us"...because that would explain why "we" just don't understand.

They're from Washington, after all, and just here to help.

Posted by: akula51 at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (4p5/2)

85 Maybe David Brooks was right - the crease in Obama's trousers is the most noteworthy thing about him.

Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (6NIyO)

86 i got a case to charge yesterday concerning a ninety-five year old grandfather who is putting the moves on his middle-aged step-granddaughter telling her that he isn't fondling her for sexual gratification but rather so that he can have an orgasm to help his prostate.

Note to my older self, the prostate trick doesn't work.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (yETln)

87 In one,some of those articles about getting the band back together there was the off hand comment about some animosity, some hurt feelings, some bad blood between the players leaving the impression that the A-Team members were not interested in getting the band back together. That's if you can believe what you read on the internet.

Posted by: Lewis Prothero, the Voice of Reason at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (eL9Ah)

88 Why this gender-driven whisper campaign against Gay Carney?

Posted by: Ezra Klein at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (B5y+v)

89 Messaging problem? He's got the entire medias complex lined up to get his message out and ballwash him. Invitation only meetings with select prog flag wavers from the media.

The country is getting very tired of his freshman dorm bullshitting routine.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (BAS5M)

90 SCOAMF's a shmuck,
a bumbling, stumbling fuck,
Whenever he gets in a fix,
he bobs in a barrel for chewy dicks...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (WjLUf)

91 Perhaps if they reached back into the Bush team, they might do better.

At least they would have a whipping boy for continued failure.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 18, 2013 04:29 PM (eGmvn)

92 BTW, for Ace and others who want the "DC tea leaf translation" of this recent spate of stories about Obama's "second-string/second rate adviser team," I can tell you who DC journalists/insiders/politicos are really thinking of. I know this because (please don't kill me) I know a couple of them socially and they all talk in the same terms:

1.) Rahm Emmanuel: everybody respected Emmanuel. He's the guy who helped the Democrats take back the House in 2006, he was Clinton's fixer in the '90s, he's a vulgar hard-charging partisan who is also completely willing to work with moderate Democrats and get them on board for legislative pushes. You want to know why Obamacare passed despite the Scott Brown election? Rahm Emmanuel is the reason why. Now obviously we, as conservatives, hate his guts for that, but on a purely operative level he was respected as a guy who managed to get things done, despite having a boss who is/was thoroughly intransigent.

2.) David Axelrod: again, I know we don't like him. But talk to anyone across the ideological spectrum in DC politics and you'll find universal respect for the guy's ability to juggle chainsaws, run a campaign, and manage crises. Policy? Not so much.

3.) Valerie Jarrett: everybody hates Valerie Jarrett. But everybody fears Jarrett as well. It's not an exaggeration or a myth in the slightest to play up her influence as an advisor and gatekeeper to Obama: she's Wormtongue and Rasputin combined.

4.) Pete Rouse: most people probably don't even know who he is but he was a quiet professional chief of staff who also had Obama's respect.

Posted by: Jeff B. at September 18, 2013 04:29 PM (yemTi)

93 If they go outdoors, they're essentially defenseless without them.

Easy fix. I attach chicken-fighting scythes to her legs before she goes out.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:30 PM (yETln)

94 "There are some new, extraordinary folks over there, but it definitely leaves something to be desired."
But Obama does have some of his Sage Council* remaining.
...
To be sure, Obama has had some of the same faces around him during the second term, including Carney."

Carney always reminds me of the hall moniter/student council guy in school that no one liked. If he were in a movie he would be played to weaselly perfection by James Spader.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 18, 2013 04:30 PM (9xdlw)

95 Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:26 PM (yETln)


Our rambunctious puppy (big mistake, but that's another story) scratched eyeballs on the two older sedate dogs. Still recovering from the vet bills. If I could I'd declaw him!

Posted by: Natl Assn for Protection of Dunces at September 18, 2013 04:30 PM (XdnQT)

96 So you just go right ahead and eat a bag of dicks, Spelling Nerds.

*****

Bravo

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 04:30 PM (DmNpO)

97
74 -

That is pretty much the worst thing I've heard this century.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 04:30 PM (TOk1P)

98 i feel like a dork using the word


Posted by: ace at September 18, 2013 04:22 PM (/IWYB)


No.

You should feel like a dork for having READ The Dragon magazine.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (lAZep)

99 tsr - I had the tip of a pine needle embed itself in my eye, while I was mowing. Off to a doc-in-the-box. The lady doc confirmed that it was embedded, had me lie on the table, snapped on a pair of gloves, whipped out a needle, pulled my eyelid up, and told me hold still.

Okay..., she was Indian (dots), and spoke with that sing-song accent, so I was a little nervous. As I am lying there, with the needle looming large, I reached up and grabbed her wrist (couldn't stop myself), and asked, 'You have done this before, right?' . She laughed, and assured me that she had done it many times.

Patch, antibiotic eye drops.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (aDwsi)

100 93 If they go outdoors, they're essentially defenseless without them.

Easy fix. I attach chicken-fighting scythes to her legs before she goes out.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:30 PM (yETln)


Ach so.. ACH SO!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (WjLUf)

101 I saw a recent piece on how originals like Robert 'Baghdad' Gibbs and David Axelrod were all deeply butthurt n stuff about how they got shoved out the door.

Yeah, sure. That's why you bozos keep showing up on the Ball Washing Media to praise the glory of King Barky.

They are probably right now crawling on their knees in the direction of the WH, hoping for a pat on the head.

"We wants back on de plantation, boss!"

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (wNF3N)

102 It's simply a messaging problem!

***

How are you going to spin a message of Obama is arming al Queda?

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (Hx5uv)

103 >Always wear protective eyewear at your desk.


Posted by: OHSA at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (uYaYO)


and when eating a bag of dicks

Posted by: I Am Rex Ryan's Spleen at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (8sCoq)

104 Saw your comment Tami. We were thinking the same thing


The guy is a leftist. Politics matter more than individual deaths when you are a hardcore leftist. "You have to break some eggs" and all that.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (URNUb)

105 A-Team. If it dont include Van Jones that it ain't sh*t

Posted by: meh at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (W2qJe)

106

>>> Posted by: Natl Assn for Protection of Dunces

your comment woulda been 34% more funny if your name was a clever acronym such as D.U.M.B.

Posted by: le soothsayier (the french version) at September 18, 2013 04:32 PM (1cIqG)

107 Bag 'O Dicks. It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: Grmmer Nerd says Spelling Nerds Don't Bring It at September 18, 2013 04:32 PM (yn6XZ)

108 The problem is not one of messaging. It's one of trust. After all the lies, coverups, pivots, repivots, and "let me be clears," the doubling of gas prices, the increase in healthcare insurance premiums, the loss of full time wages, the NSA snooping, the IRS targeting of political enemies, etc. only the hardcore apologists can take what comes out of this guy's mouth regarding the middle class without questioning its veracity.

At this point, he could tell me something as innocuous as "it's raining," and I would be well within the bounds of sanity to wonder "what's the angle," "who is this benefiting," and "what political enemies of his should be watching their backs."

The guy's a liar and a thug. No amount of spit shine is going to change that. You can't put lipstick on a pig . . . .

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2013 04:32 PM (Kkt/i)

109 97
74 -

That is pretty much the worst thing I've heard this century.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 04:30 PM (TOk1P)


Day 4748

31,777 to go...




Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:32 PM (WjLUf)

110 Why all the fascination with bags of dicks?? Gosh!

Posted by: Racheal Maddow at September 18, 2013 04:33 PM (/jHWN)

111 more and more, it appears that "the middle class" consists of those caught between the political elite (bureaucrats, muni unions, et alia) and the free shit army. We can readily imagine how this will turn out.

Posted by: Mallfly at September 18, 2013 04:33 PM (bJm7W)

112
64 Does that also mean that he has Parsley, Rosemary, and Tyne Councils?

Don't try to shift the blame to me!

Posted by: Tyne Daly at September 18, 2013 04:33 PM (NmR1a)

113 It's simply a messaging problem!

***

Is this code for we can't find the right lie?

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 18, 2013 04:34 PM (Hx5uv)

114 "Former Obama aides, however, maintain that there has been a messaging problem at the White House ever since Obama won reelection."

1. They need to blame Bush more?
2. They need to pivot and focus like a laser on jobs again?
3. He needs to give all of his speeches in front of styrofoam Greek columns?
4. The media needs to give him even more of a free pass than they have been all along?
5. They need to get Oprah to convince the womyns that he's competent?

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 18, 2013 04:34 PM (9xdlw)

115 >>>Carney always reminds me of the hall moniter/student council guy in
school that no one liked. If he were in a movie he would be played to
weaselly perfection by James Spader

Have I EVER said anything bad about you?

By the way watch The Blacklist, where I play Robert California from The Office.

Posted by: James Spader at September 18, 2013 04:34 PM (/IWYB)

116
69 59 Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:24 PM (oDCMR)

Re-jigger. Racist, no? Anyway, if you re-jigger, how does one "jigger" in the first place?

A jig is a form/template to guide the manufacture of material things in quantity. To re-jigger is to modify the jig in order insure a more satisfactory manufactured result. As for being racist, no. Just a solid workmanlike word.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:34 PM (oDCMR)

117 although possibly less hairy


Posted by: tsrblke
...........
POSSIBLY?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (f9c2L)

118 There are always surprises here.

Looking at this article I would never have thought I would come away from the comments being glad I wear glasses.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (qyfb5)

119 "I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it," he said.

So why didn't the cocksucker do them instead of hiring flunkies?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (vd7A8)

120 The only job da Zero does better than anyone else is the empty suit arrogant ignormous job. And he gets better at it every day.

Posted by: maddogg at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (xWW96)

121
80 Oh no! Just keep them clipped every few weeks. If they go outdoors, they're essentially defenseless without them.

Friend of mine had a cat that they declawed. Hardly slowed her down. Couldn't climb the curtains anymore, but still terrorized the neighborhood and brought home "offerings".

Posted by: Anachronda at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (NmR1a)

122 Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 04:31 PM (aDwsi)

That reminds me of a story one of our MD/PhD profs constantly tells.
He will never tell us if he's the "intern" or the "Resident" in this case (maybe he has, but I swear it changes)
In any case, Intern has to put in a central line, never done it before. Resident is busy.
The patient is understandably nervous, stops said intern and says "Have you ever done this before?"
Intern freezes, does not want to lie, suddenly the resident appears and says "Ma'am you wouldn't BELIEVE how many times he's done this!" then more or less walks off.
Beware the docs in short coats .

Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (GaqMa)

123 a bag of dicks is worse than Hitler

Posted by: I Am Rex Ryan's Spleen at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (8sCoq)

124 Cats are not pets. They would kill you given the chance.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 18, 2013 04:36 PM (32Ze2)

125
Seriously surprised my earlier comment of Aaron Alexis's friend's quote didn't garner more response.

"I never knew him as a monster. I choose to remember him as a jokester."

Turns out ol' Aaron was quite the funnyman. Who knew.

This woman who said this sounded like a big fuckin idiot. She *chooses* to remember Aaron Alexis in a way that makes *her* feel better.

Posted by: le soothsayier (the french version) at September 18, 2013 04:36 PM (1cIqG)

126 116 Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:34 PM (oDCMR)

I know. I was being a, how you say, "wiseass."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:36 PM (WjLUf)

127 I'm really uncomfortable with people comparing Obama to Elvis. Damned near sacrilegious, if you ask me.

Besides, Elvis, even in his worst years and writing with a crayon could have come up with a better health reform bill than Obamacare. But could Bammy belt out "Jailhouse Rock?"
Just.... picture it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 18, 2013 04:36 PM (dfYL9)

128 Posted by: le soothsayier (the french version) at September 18, 2013 04:32 PM (1cIqG)

It's late, I need a drink, and I am burned out.

Posted by: DUMB (Dunces United Militant Board) at September 18, 2013 04:36 PM (XdnQT)

129 Sorry guys, gotta go... just got the call. They're putting me in!

Posted by: Pivot#15 to JOBs! at September 18, 2013 04:37 PM (/jHWN)

130 119 "I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it," he said.

So why didn't the cocksucker do them instead of hiring flunkies?
Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at September 18, 2013 04:35 PM (vd7A


Constant trash talk like that is the hallmark of an 8th grade maturity level. And by the 9th grade, most people I knew like that had it beat out of them where I came from.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:37 PM (WjLUf)

131 Oh no! Just keep them clipped every few weeks. If they go outdoors, they're essentially defenseless without them.

Solution: Don't let your cat outside. Front claws aren't a significant defense against an automobile, a kid with a pellet gun or a neighbor who doesn't appreciate your cat shitting in his garden. Again.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 18, 2013 04:38 PM (SY2Kh)

132 So why didn't the cocksucker do them instead of hiring flunkies?

But then when would I ever have time to get a few holes in?

Of golf. Of GOLF.

Posted by: Barack H. Lightbringer at September 18, 2013 04:38 PM (uYaYO)

133
"bag of dicks"
Wish I'd thought of that.

Posted by: Tamerlane sitting on a pyramid of skulls at September 18, 2013 04:38 PM (sOtz/)

134 Your Clown Shoes are showing, Duh!1....

Posted by: backhoe at September 18, 2013 04:38 PM (ULH4o)

135 "You're gonna need a bigger bag of dicks."


-Roy Scheider in Jaws

Posted by: I Am Rex Ryan's Spleen at September 18, 2013 04:38 PM (8sCoq)

136
124 -

Not true! Cats will only kill you if you deserve it.

The problem is, you deserve it.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 04:38 PM (TOk1P)

137 Cats are not pets. They would kill you given the chance.

That works for me. I feed from the evil.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (yETln)

138
Besides, Elvis, even in his worst years and writing with a crayon
could have come up with a better health reform bill than Obamacare. But
could Bammy belt out "Jailhouse Rock?"

Just.... picture it.

***

I could have been a better king of rock 'n roll than Elvis.

Posted by: Barry 'Bama at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (Hx5uv)

139 Box of rocks, bag of dicks.

Same difference. Now, box of cocks on the other hand....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (WjLUf)

140 Bag of Dicks. Saw them open for Billy Idol in 1984.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (BAS5M)

141 he knows all about shovel-ready jobs too.
U know stimulus... choom... more choom .... hallucinations.

Posted by: jb at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (wd/lK)

142 This woman who said this sounded like a big fuckin idiot. She *chooses* to remember Aaron Alexis in a way that makes *her* feel better.

Posted by: le soothsayier (the french version) at September 18, 2013 04:36 PM (1cIqG)


A lot of people do that with history, the economy, crime, math, physics, etc.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (qyfb5)

143 I never liked Clinton as president, but could imagine enjoying a round of golf and having a beer or6 with him. TFG? Insufferable, know-it-all prick. Don't think I could stand to be in the same room with him, much less actually work for him.

Posted by: chuckinseattle at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (oDKZU)

144 Obama has sought help from the former aides who helped catapult him to the presidency

Newsflash: it wasn't your aides.

Posted by: The MFM at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (FcR7P)

145
*rolls 3d6*

...you made your Saving Throw vs. Dork.

Posted by: Slapweasel at September 18, 2013 04:40 PM (lq3Ak)

146 Carney always reminds me of the hall moniter/student council guy in
school that no one liked.

***

I am reminded of the introductory schoolyard scene from Broadcast News.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 04:40 PM (DmNpO)

147 You Republicans ain't nothin' but hound dogs whinin' all the time.

Posted by: Barry 'Bama at September 18, 2013 04:40 PM (Hx5uv)

148 131 Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 18, 2013 04:38 PM (SY2Kh)

I'm on the 17th floor. The kitties do not go out, except the hallway.

Anyway, you seem to have cat issues, so I'll leave you be.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:40 PM (WjLUf)

149
Would you like fries with that bag 'o' dicks?
/da Zero doing what he is qualified to do.....

Posted by: maddogg at September 18, 2013 04:40 PM (xWW96)

150 I'm against de-clawing and letting cats outside. De-clawing is equivalent to cutting off the last joint from your fingers. How would you like it if you couldn't make a fist? Of course, they do have the ability to lick themselves...

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (LSJmV)

151 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at September 18, 2013 04:39 PM (qyfb5)

Human nature.
We protect ourselves from psychological harm whenever necessary.

Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (GaqMa)

152 Titanic hitting ice berg = messaging problem

Posted by: ET at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (YpjaN)

153 Wasn't there a band named "Box of Frogs" or something like that?

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (oDCMR)

154 Keep your friends close, but your bag of dicks closer.

Posted by: I Am Rex Ryan's Spleen at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (8sCoq)

155 A jig is a form/template to guide the manufacture of material things in quantity. To re-jigger is to modify the jig in order insure a more satisfactory manufactured result. As for being racist, no. Just a solid workmanlike word.
-----------------

Can we just move on now to 'jerry-rig' vs. 'jury-rig'

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (aDwsi)

156 150 I'm against de-clawing and letting cats outside. De-clawing is equivalent to cutting off the last joint from your fingers. How would you like it if you couldn't make a fist? Of course, they do have the ability to lick themselves...
Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (LSJmV)


Like Anita Dunn on Mao's egg roll.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:42 PM (WjLUf)

157 OK, serious you guys, where does this hubris come from?

I know that at most points in his life he's been elevated above actual achievement, but he must have encountered other human beings performing tasks he couldn't do.

Posted by: AR-15 AmishDude at September 18, 2013 04:42 PM (T0NGe)

158 ase u ned tu goe bak tu skol an lern tu spel gud lik mi

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at September 18, 2013 04:42 PM (9+ccr)

159 Titanic hitting ice berg = messaging problem

LIBTARDIA: Where every sidearm is a Glock, every long arm is an AR-15, and every problem is messaging.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 18, 2013 04:42 PM (naUcP)

160 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:40 PM (WjLUf)

Trust me those aren't cat problems, I've got cat problems.
(Relax I did work on mice. Still not a cat fan though.)

Posted by: tsrblke (Holding his comps paper and dissection tools) at September 18, 2013 04:42 PM (GaqMa)

161 You knew we were in for a shitty ride onceyou saw him throw a baseball.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:42 PM (oDCMR)

162 True. Clinton would be a lot of fun to go out and whore around with. Teh JEF? No way. Insufferable priggish prick. Why is it that affirmative action types always fail up? The consequences in this case might be fatal to the union.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 18, 2013 04:43 PM (32Ze2)

163 Bags of dicks.. ha ha.. you idiots! Everyone knows dicks don't come in bags like that... if only though.... <sigh>

Posted by: Bronco Bama at September 18, 2013 04:43 PM (/jHWN)

164 Well, let's see.....in his first term he gave a 'shout out' to 'Chief someone' in the audience before addressing the Ft. Hood shooting so um, no....it's just his assholey self.
Posted by: Tami

It's when he opens his mouth without someone else telling him exactly what to say that it all falls apart.
His handlers need to do a better job of shutting him up when he isn't reading a prepared speech.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 18, 2013 04:43 PM (9xdlw)

165 Preznit Middle Class was meeting today with The Business Roundtable, a group of corporate CEOs

Nothing say MIDDLE CLASS! like meeting with big donors like Jeff Immeldt who are the only beneficiaries of Helicopter Ben's weekly bond buying bonanza, stock futures purchases, and MBS buys

The CEOs do know how to write nice touching company wide emails on how much it pains them to undergo this round of Headcount Reductions.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 18, 2013 04:43 PM (/9IC1)

166 I know that at most points in his life he's been elevated above actual achievement, but he must have encountered other human beings performing tasks he couldn't do.

Folks like him break down human activity into two categories: "Things I'm clearly the best at" and "Things that aren't important".

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 18, 2013 04:43 PM (naUcP)

167 I never liked Clinton as president, but could imagine enjoying a round of golf and having a beer or6 with him. TFG? Insufferable, know-it-all prick. Don't think I could stand to be in the same room with him, much less actually work for him.

Clinton would steal your wallet, cheat at golf, hit on your niece, audit you if he felt like it, and then tell a sob story on TV about the awful person he was forced to spend time with. He's a snake.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:43 PM (yETln)

168 Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 04:41 PM (aDwsi)

Can't you just toe the line for once?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (gqgiP)

169 Preznit Knowitall-Doitall probably thought he could throw harder than Aroldis Chapman too

Posted by: kbdabear at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (/9IC1)

170
I think he believes "And the Middle Class", he just defines it differently. Middle Class == Unions in his pathology.


The problem with that is he just basically told the unions to go blow themselves by denying OCare exemptions even after Trumka showed up to plead in person.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (B/VB5)

171 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:40 PM (WjLUf)

I like the kittehs but there's a reason why cats have always been associated with the "Darker" powers.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (lAZep)

172 Titanic hitting ice berg = messaging problem

Posted by: ET

---------------------------------------
'The Bedford Incident'

"If he fires one, I'll fire one." Ensign Ralston mistakes Finlander's remark as an order to "Fire One" and launches an anti-submarine rocket, which destroys the submarine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (aDwsi)

173 lol Ace, touchy today, are we?

Posted by: JT2 at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (Wy05x)

174 People have blown smoke up Obama's ass his entire life and told him he's a special snowflake. Yet he still hasn't figured out they were being deceptively gracious. Look at the carcasses of his "achievements"; a wrecked economy with no end in sight, massive federal debts, dangerously unmanageable entitlements, cities like Detroit in ruin, crime on the rise, historic unemployment, scandals like the IRS that would have brought down most other presidents, the best healthcare system in the world in ruins- and getting worse, a more dangerous Middle East, a historically dangerous lack of respect for our country, feckless decisions like Benghazi that got our ambassador murdered by AQ, financial devastation of our military along with massive esprit de corps destruction and God knows what else.

We call these things a "clue". Yet he still doesn't get it.

Posted by: Marcus at September 18, 2013 04:45 PM (GGCsk)

175 Clinton was the First Elvis President.

Posted by: tasker at September 18, 2013 04:45 PM (r2PLg)

176 "I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,"

Then write your own dang speeches.

Posted by: Mr. Happy at September 18, 2013 04:45 PM (yDLgW)

177 172 'The Bedford Incident'

"If he fires one, I'll fire one." Ensign Ralston mistakes Finlander's remark as an order to "Fire One" and launches an anti-submarine rocket, which destroys the submarine.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (aDwsi)


Dan-o sure booked that one. But he nailed Wrangler Jane for a spell, so there's that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:45 PM (WjLUf)

178
155 A jig is a form/template to guide the manufacture of material things in quantity. To re-jigger is to modify the jig in order insure a more satisfactory manufactured result. As for being racist, no. Just a solid workmanlike word.
-----------------

Can we just move on now to 'jerry-rig' vs. 'jury-rig'
_______________
Jerry-rig is mending something in a Germanic way.
Jury-rig is mending something on the advice of the majority.
N-rig is pretty much what we have now.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat at September 18, 2013 04:46 PM (oDCMR)

179 I can report with authority that there no bags of dicks for sale on ebay. However, there is a website, bag-of-dicks.com, out there somewhere on the intertubes.

No, I didn't click on the link.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 18, 2013 04:46 PM (wNF3N)

180 I mean, if you really think about it, messaging was Hitler's problem too.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:46 PM (LSJmV)

181 I know that at most points in his life he's been elevated above actual achievement, but he must have encountered other human beings performing tasks he couldn't do.

Those things were stupid, and I could have done them better if I wanted to, but I can't spend all my time improving at stupid things. Mooom, the Amish are being mean to me. *sob* Mommy doesn't love me.

Posted by: Barry O at September 18, 2013 04:46 PM (yETln)

182 Posted by: Mr. Happy at September 18, 2013 04:45 PM (yDLgW)

We wouldn't want him to lose his focus on what matters...
Golf.

Posted by: tsrblke at September 18, 2013 04:46 PM (GaqMa)

183 Former Obama aides, however, maintain that there has been a messaging problem at the White House ever since Obama won reelection.

Seems to me the message is nice and clear: He despises the political opposition. That in and of itself isn't the problem, it's that he puts it out in the open for all to see. Repeatedly. The majority of the time in his statements and speeches it's Republican this, Republican that, and it's almost always some sort of complaint. I don't recall any of the past Republican presidents attacking the opposition as frequently or as stridently as this guy.

I can see why this asshole never held an executive position; the people under him would likely have been fighting among themselves, and the catalyst would have probably been his big mouth.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at September 18, 2013 04:46 PM (vd7A8)

184 I love Ethyl Merman! Try her as Annie Oakley.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/7avtqt4
Annie Oakley (a stage name), the Little Sure Shot of the Wild West, was a national star, even beat out William Randolph Hearst in court.
She sure could shoot.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/ncwd8ez

Posted by: Cretin hoping our Blog host feels better real soon at September 18, 2013 04:46 PM (tfSla)

185 Just got the second-term call from Barry. Needs some more of that first-term smoothness you guys..

Posted by: Navy Corpseman at September 18, 2013 04:47 PM (/jHWN)

186 G*d King Man Child Second Coming Dear Exalted Leader still has a winning smile!

Posted by: RWC at September 18, 2013 04:47 PM (fWAjv)

187 True. Clinton would be a lot of fun to go out and whore around with.

***

Yeah, just picking up on his cast-offs.

Posted by: Barry 'Bama at September 18, 2013 04:47 PM (Hx5uv)

188
157 -

He's the perpetual college sophomore. Overly sure of himself, and deeply insecure.

Any more complicated analysis is unnecessary.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 04:47 PM (TOk1P)

189 My theory is that cat nervous systems are inherently unstable. Occasionally some perturbation triggers it into oscillation, with unpredictable result

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 04:47 PM (aDwsi)

190 171 I like the kittehs but there's a reason why cats have always been associated with the "Darker" powers.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:44 PM (lAZep)

Right now, I got two staring at me and yowling for dinsies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:47 PM (WjLUf)

191 When your campaign director, Jim Messina, is a vicious racist, it is difficult to attract the highest quality of marxist-leninists

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 18, 2013 04:47 PM (Pr6hk)

192 The problem with that is he just basically told the unions to go blow themselves by denying OCare exemptions even after Trumka showed up to plead in person.

I wasn't focusing on the Middle Class at that time. Now I'm pivoting back to it.

Posted by: Barry O at September 18, 2013 04:48 PM (yETln)

193

Jesse Jackson, Jr. plays Mr. T. *


* fur cape a bonus!



Gold Tooth Sharpton a stand-in.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 18, 2013 04:48 PM (IXrOn)

194 OK, serious you guys, where does this hubris come from?



I know that at most points in his life he's been elevated above
actual achievement, but he must have encountered other human beings
performing tasks he couldn't do.


When you spend your life being told how you and every mediocre thing you've ever done is awe-inspiringly amazing, you're likely to come to believe it.

We see the same thing with dumb celebrities who spend their days being told how great they are by fans and sycophants.

Obama isn't the type to voluntarily spend much time with anything other than Yes Men and fellow travelers.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 18, 2013 04:48 PM (SY2Kh)

195 i got a case to charge yesterday concerning a
ninety-five year old grandfather who is putting the moves on his
middle-aged step-granddaughter telling her that he isn't fondling her
for sexual gratification but rather so that he can have an orgasm to
help his prostate.


Posted by: WalrusRex at September 18, 2013 04:27 PM (Hx5uv)
**
Fuckin brilliant...these are the kind of thinkers we need in the WH.

Posted by: Bubba C. at September 18, 2013 04:48 PM (wmU4G)

196 Can we just move on now to 'jerry-rig' vs. 'jury-rig'
_______________
Jerry-rig is mending something in a Germanic way.
Jury-rig is mending something on the advice of the majority.
N-rig is pretty much what we have now.

Posted by: Chaos, it the other dark meat
..........
It's jury-rigged and jerry-built.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 18, 2013 04:48 PM (f9c2L)

197 I know that at most points in his life he's been elevated above actual achievement, but he must have encountered other human beings performing tasks he couldn't do.


***

You can't even attribute it to the Peter Principle as that would suggest that, at some point, he had been a competent performer on some level.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 04:48 PM (DmNpO)

198 So he wants new deck hands for Titanic eh?

Posted by: Purp at September 18, 2013 04:49 PM (9MLX+)

199 195 Fuckin brilliant...these are the kind of thinkers we need in the WH.

Posted by: Bubba C. at September 18, 2013 04:48 PM (wmU4G)


We got one right now as Senate Majority Leader.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:49 PM (WjLUf)

200 I wouldn't let Jim Messina water my plants, much less run my campaign. The guy would probably try to copulate with my begonias.

Posted by: Marcus at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (GGCsk)

201 Bammy has always been a legend in his own mind, problem is that now people are starting to see the Emperor has no clothes

Posted by: Rick in MB at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (/CIN4)

202 I have heard that TFG said he could do everyone's job better
than they do. What an ego!
If he kicked Val Jar out he'd be list.
I hope he continues to screw up! If anyone deserves it, he's earned it

Posted by: CarolT at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (le5Zp)

203 Have you seen his cast-offs? No thanks.

That Canadian Billionaire chick wasn't too bad.

Posted by: Barry O at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (yETln)

204 To be sure, Obama has had some of the same feaces around him during the second term, including Carney.

That spelling just looks better to me for some reason.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (JawqV)

205 Messaging problem. That's it.

Americans just want a Storyteller. We want some pretentious cockbite in a suit that's three sizes too big to read us a fucking story that's scrolling lazily past on his telebinky.

Because more fucking talk is the cure for what ails us. And by his talk shall we be healed. Just like the world's leaders will respect us the more they listen to this fuckin pussy talk. And talk. And talk.

I mean, Goddamn. You have a man who will have gone to his grave, having been President of the United States, and who still will not have ever DONE anything in his life. How the fuck does that happen? Where did we find such a worthless piece of shit and why is he sitting in the big chair?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (CJjw5)

206 I'll bet Ogabe wishes he had Van Jones and safe schools tzar Kevin Jennings back... but most of all, he wants back Reggie's conjugality.

Posted by: Cretin hoping our Blog host feels better real soon at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (tfSla)

207 Jeez, every time I see the name "Jim Messina" I think of Kenny Loggins and Buffalo Springfield.

Fucking redheaded, perv-looking stooge.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (WjLUf)

208 Faeces

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 18, 2013 04:51 PM (ZshNr)

209 Thinking about it, my guess is Obama probably hired the least capable people to keep his self-esteem on the delusional setting.

Posted by: Marcus at September 18, 2013 04:51 PM (GGCsk)

210 Houston, we have a messaging problem.

Also, we're about to be burned alive and suffocate, but mostly a messaging problem.

Apollo 13, we have our best PR people on it now.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 18, 2013 04:51 PM (SY2Kh)

211 When there isn't another campaign to manage for, then the base instincts of the politician are allowed to flow freely

(ie Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure)

Posted by: David Axlerod at September 18, 2013 04:51 PM (Pr6hk)

212 Council of sages? I thought they were referred to as a scourge or a cowardice.

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2013 04:51 PM (Kkt/i)

213 get your bag of dicks t-shirt

http://www.313merch.com/313_shirt_order/bod.html

Posted by: I Am Rex Ryan's Spleen at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (8sCoq)

214 Obama IS the Pivot Man in the Media circle jerk.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (lAZep)

215 President Barack Obama's term was a brilliant success; America died.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (WjLUf)

216 157
OK, serious you guys, where does this hubris come from?



I know that at most points in his life he's been elevated above
actual achievement, but he must have encountered other human beings
performing tasks he couldn't do.


It's clinical Narcissism, which is impervious to countervailing facts. Really nasty case of it, too.

Posted by: Splunge at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (bKA83)

217 You have a man who will have gone to his grave, having been President of the United States, and who still will not have ever DONE anything in his life. How the fuck does that happen?

***

Brilliant observation.

I have nothing to add.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (DmNpO)

218 Dammit, I need a wartime consigliere! Pop had Genco, look what I got!!

Posted by: Sonny Obama at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (/9IC1)

219 214 Obama IS the Pivot Man in the Media circle jerk.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (lAZep)


Bukkake Obama.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (WjLUf)

220 All over America, Black 'Utes and 'Uttettes are being discouraged from "acting White" by using White speech patterns instead of Ghettoese. Ironically, having White speech patterns as a result of his being dumped on his White grandparents so Mom could continue her World Tour of Third World Losers is what has given Barky everything he now has. Other than speaking White except when he breaks into Black Preacher mode is his only accomplishment, gift, and qualification.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (kXoT0)

221 Jeez, every time I see the name "Jim Messina" I think of Kenny Loggins and Buffalo Springfield.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton
.........
Don't forget Poco.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (f9c2L)

222 217 You have a man who will have gone to his grave, having been President of the United States, and who still will not have ever DONE anything in his life. How the fuck does that happen?

***

Brilliant observation.

I have nothing to add.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (DmNpO)



America. WHAT a country!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (WjLUf)

223 Obama has damaged international relations, increased the price of energy and health care, put millions out of work, created strife between the States and people, deepened political divides, institutionalized corruption and political patronage, delivered billions in public treasure to cronies...

There's a difference between someone who has accomplished nothing and someone who has accomplished nothing good.

Obama is a very accomplished man, it's just that none of that stuff should have been done.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (qyfb5)

224 221 Don't forget Poco.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (f9c2L)

That's a good feeling to know...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (WjLUf)

225 Barky is pretty much all-fail all-the-time

Posted by: Bashar al Assad at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (Pr6hk)

226 Grmmer Nerd says Spelling Nerds Don't Bring It @107: Go fuck your stupid self.

Truck Monkey @124 wrote: "Cats are not pets. They would kill you given the chance." That's why you never give them the chance, dumbass.

By the way, Was it Bradley Manning, or Eli Manning who's now a woman? I get those two confused.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (a5ljo)

227 Bubba's strange has always been of the trailer park variety..... but you know what they say about ugly girls..... They try harder!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (32Ze2)

228 Also, I saw Bag of Dicks open for Sage Council at Ozzfest in '97.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at September 18, 2013 04:54 PM (CJjw5)

229 Thinking about it, my guess is Obama probably hired the least capable people to keep his self-esteem on the delusional setting.

We have no idea what you're talking about.

Signed,
Joe Biden
Chuck Hagel
Susan Rice
et al

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 18, 2013 04:54 PM (SY2Kh)

230 "Hello? CIA? Brennan? I want you to take one of those drones and shoot a TV. Yes, you heard me. The whole network? Mmmmm let me think about it but in the meantime blow up a TV somewhere."

Posted by: Barry S at September 18, 2013 04:54 PM (E/Wmd)

231 I'm puzzled as to how a man of zero accomplishment can be as arrogant as the Bamster.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 18, 2013 04:54 PM (BLAfs)

232 And to think of the lib mocking that Rumsfeld had to endure with his "known-knowns, etc."

In retrospect, it's like he predicted we were going to get an idiot like TFG.

Posted by: jakeman at September 18, 2013 04:54 PM (GXKTh)

233 "I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it"

"I
think I’m a better BLACK than my hired 'token' BLACKs," Obama said. "I
know more about being BLACK than other hired 'token' BLACKs. And I’ll
tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better BLACK than my hired
'token' BLACK."

Posted by: Polaralizing For America at September 18, 2013 04:55 PM (e8kgV)

234 Moe Lane does make a good point that these guys can campaign, but are also the team that squandered the largest congressional majorities any had seen and got ObamaCare in return. And that accomplishment is still looming over Democrats everywhere.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Happy Hour! Cocktails of Betrayal 50% Off! at September 18, 2013 04:55 PM (hLRSq)

235

Affirmative action is just totally KICK ASS!!!


Posted by: Rev Dr E Ed Shults, Esq at September 18, 2013 04:55 PM (raGXo)

236 220 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (kXoT0)


That's what was so infuriating about the birth certificate thing.

It's not that he was actually born in Kenya. It's that he lied about it on all his college applications. A third world shit hole is a hell of a lot sexier to an Ivy League dean of admissions than Honolulu.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:55 PM (WjLUf)

237 OK, serious you guys, where does this hubris come from?


I know that at most points in his life he's been elevated above

actual achievement, but he must have encountered other human beings

performing tasks he couldn't do.

----------
When she was not ignoring him, Stanley Ann made it a regular practice to tell him he was the smartest little boy in the world. If anyone pointed out that he was not good at anything, he put it down to racism. Combine that with his personality defects and you have someone who has delusions of competence.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (kXoT0)

238 Barry has been a stuttering clusterf*ck from day one... Think about it, he had non-liberal Americans protesting his policies within 90 days of his inaugruation


and he's my bitch.

and the middle class.

Posted by: Vlad Putin at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (Pr6hk)

239 The only thing Obama has succeeded at is winning elections. Once in the position it all goes downhill.

His first term was a clusterfuck also but the press covered him like Deon Sanders coveringa pee wee football wide receiver.

Posted by: polynikes at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (m2CN7)

240 President Barack Obama's term was a brilliant success; America died.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (WjLUf)

Well, he did promise to fundamentally change America.

It's just that most people who voted for him thought it would be for the better.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (lAZep)

241 "Goddamnit, he's foundering, not floundering.

Why do they have to pick on such a humble, flat, delicious fish like that?"


I agree! It's heart rendering, I say.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (l3vZN)

242 Scary part is the media really elected him. They created a meme that fit peoples hopes, bottled it and completely lied about who he was and what hi capabilities were. And it seems Obama also bought it. I suspect he really believes he's this infallible superman, despite gratuitous evidence to the contrary.

And he's most-likely delusional. Only a person of that mind would look back on the destruction, take no responsibility, blame everyone else and never adjust to correct obvious mistakes.

But he's going to bring in the "A" Team again, because they suck worse than him or something.

Posted by: Marcus at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (GGCsk)

243 The Pinto just had a messaging problem.

That heat you feel in the rear of the car is the new hi powered rear window defroster!

Posted by: Ford Motor Company at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (/9IC1)

244 1st Term 'A-Team'?



**** unavailable for comment ****

Posted by: Ambassador Stevens at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (Pr6hk)

245 241 It's heart rendering

Finally get a chance to check back in, and...THIS.

Aaaaaaaiaiiiighghgh

/back to the hotel

Posted by: akula51 at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (4p5/2)

246 "So you just go right ahead and eat a bag of dicks, Spelling Nerds."
There are times when you must stop and say, "Hoooookay, Mr. Ace Blogger, Sir!", then slowly, slowly back out of the comment-thread........
THIS is one of those times.
@ Guest-bloggers: Isn't it time, You Guys,for Mr. Ace to go on a nice LOOOOOOONG vacation?

Posted by: MtTB at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (8E9QA)

247 It's just that most people who voted for him thought it would be for the better.

****

Puhleeze!

Most who voted for him put no more thought into than the fact that he is black and a Dem.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (DmNpO)

248 Okay. Mooshkie and Pooshkie (nicknames) are insistent. Better feed 'em before my cornea gets mangulated...

Be back soon.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (WjLUf)

249 I now have tree ale ATS in the house. Or is a 16 pound 1.5 year old Baby Huey type, the other two are 6 week old rampaging barbarians, laying waste to just bunnies and shoelaces alike. In a year or so, when they've all grown up a bit, my house will be a zoo. Thinking about training them to plow or something.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (ZshNr)

250 Obama has damaged international relations, increased the price of energy and health care, put millions out of work, created strife between the States and people, deepened political divides, institutionalized corruption and political patronage, delivered billions in public treasure to cronies...

There's a difference between someone who has accomplished nothing and someone who has accomplished nothing good.

Obama is a very accomplished man, it's just that none of that stuff should have been done.


Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at September 18, 2013 04:53 PM (qyfb5)

-----------------------

I disagree. Those things have happened around him, but he's not driving any agenda. By all accounts, he has no interest in doing any actual work. We've had reports that his handlers bring him a sheet of looseleaf with a list of three options on it, and Valerie Jarrett uses the hand up his ass to cause his finger to point at one of the choices.

He's not even the Multiple Choice President. He's just the asshole in front of the microphone.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at September 18, 2013 04:58 PM (CJjw5)

251 86
i got a case to charge yesterday concerning a ninety-five year old
grandfather who is putting the moves on his middle-aged
step-granddaughter telling her that he isn't fondling her for sexual
gratification but rather so that he can have an orgasm to help his
prostate.



Note to my older self, the prostate trick doesn't work.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 18, 2013 04:28 PM (yETln)

No worries. Pederasty, bestiality, pedophilia, and couch sex are now legal and celebrated on the left since gay marriage was legalized in the early 21st century. But mullets never came back, so lose it. Rock on.

Posted by: bonhomme's older self at September 18, 2013 04:58 PM (Kkt/i)

252 Ace: "There's an old bit of wisdom -- old, but true -- that the more you know the more you realize you don't know."

I thought that was a main purpose of going to college. Learn how little you know and then learn how to learn.

I'm wondering now if Obama ever went to class.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at September 18, 2013 04:58 PM (eHIJJ)

253 I know that Teh JEF still sucks on the fags, but I wonder whether he still enjoys Mary Jane or The Peruvian Marching Powder. I wonder if their White House stories will ever be told.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 18, 2013 04:59 PM (32Ze2)

254 Three male cats. Farging tablet.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 18, 2013 04:59 PM (ZshNr)

255
241 -

I know! I literally explode whenever I see it!!

Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 04:59 PM (TOk1P)

256 "56
Can't remember who came up with the term 'Hussein Clown Posse' for this
group, but it couldn't be better. Actually, we might be better off with
Juggalos running the country.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 18, 2013 04:23 PM (LSJmV)"

As compared to the gigolo currently running the State Department.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at September 18, 2013 04:59 PM (ms5Fa)

257 241
I agree! It's heart rendering, I say.


Also hart-rendering, I can tell you.

Posted by: Joe, a deer. A male deer. at September 18, 2013 04:59 PM (bKA83)

258
Sail with me...on an ocean of tomorrows!

Posted by: Obama speechwriting better than the speechwriters at September 18, 2013 05:00 PM (ngk0T)

259 Rats! Foiled Again!

Posted by: Spelling Nerd at September 18, 2013 05:00 PM (ylG8S)

260 You have a man who will have gone to his grave, having been President of
the United States, and who still will not have ever DONE anything in
his life. How the fuck does that happen?


***

Proof that anybody can grow up to be president of the United States.

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 18, 2013 05:00 PM (Hx5uv)

261 I pity the fool.

Posted by: B. A. Barackus at September 18, 2013 05:00 PM (CWLFZ)

262 Ed Henry ‏@edhenryTV 2m
Special 2-hr edition of @SpecialReport 6pmET -- exclusive interview with Syrian President Assad runs from 630pm-730pmET

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 05:00 PM (DmNpO)

263 Obama is a very accomplished man, it's just that none of that stuff should have been done.

Yeah. This.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at September 18, 2013 05:00 PM (/kI1Q)

264 Kudos for the ARCHER reference!

Posted by: prescient11 at September 18, 2013 05:01 PM (tVTLU)

265 239 The only thing Obama has succeeded at is winning elections. Once in the position it all goes downhill.


you mean fixing elections..........

and speaking of his most favorite position, introducing A-team member Reggie Love!!!!!!

Posted by: Rick in MB at September 18, 2013 05:01 PM (/CIN4)

266 'Sage' - OWS dumbass who tried to go up against Peter Schiff.

Posted by: RWC at September 18, 2013 05:01 PM (fWAjv)

267 I filthy the pool!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 18, 2013 05:01 PM (ZshNr)

268
I mean, Goddamn. You have a man who will have gone to his grave, having been President of the United States, and who still will not have ever DONE anything in his life. How the fuck does that happen? Where did we find such a worthless piece of shit and why is he sitting in the big chair?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at September 18, 2013 04:50 PM (CJjw5)


"And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together."

-- Jonathan Swift Gulliver'sTravels,'A Voyage to Brobdingnag', ch.7.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (bb5+k)

269 , serious you guys, where does this hubris come from?

*****


You take some garbanzo beans, mash them up real fine, add some olive oil and some garlic, then run it through a food processor until it has the consistency of paste, then serve it on crackers.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (N/Sup)

270 It's heart rendering, I say.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (l3vZN)


RENDING!

It's RENDING not rendering.


Posted by: Bag of Dicks sucking Spelling Nerd at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (lAZep)

271
Deer grease!
The low-fat cooking oil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (aDwsi)

272 260
Proof that anybody can grow up to be president of the United States.


That used to seem so nice, that piece of the American narrative. Who knew that it was actually true, and that it can really suck?

Posted by: Splunge at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (bKA83)

273
249 -

Tablet hilarity notwithstanding, I can't imagine having three male cats in one house.

You must hate your house.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (TOk1P)

274 Well, I will give you one thing EOP, I should have finished that with "He's a very accomplished sock-puppet."

I don't think he's done nothing but he does appear to have been primarily a figurehead for quite a while.

One almost wonders how much of that is a Bidenesque "defensive idiot pose" versus actually being useless.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (qyfb5)

275 @267

Bravo.

Posted by: flounder at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (Kkt/i)

276 Hubris is better when made with deer oil..., just saying...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (aDwsi)

277 215 President Barack Obama's term was a brilliant success; America died.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (WjLUf)


As I mentioned to Vic the other day, Obama's not a traitor. We just wrongfully assume he is on our side.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (bb5+k)

278
It's RENDING not rendering.

**

I was going to say that, but I assumed that there was some joke therein that I had missed.

Posted by: Wodeshed at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (ngk0T)

279 Proof that anybody can grow up to be president of the United States.




Posted by: WalrusRex at September 18, 2013 05:00 PM (Hx5uv)



I've witnessed nothing that indicates that he has 'grown up'

Posted by: Paul Ryan at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (Pr6hk)

280 ...and Valerie Jarrett uses the hand up his ass to cause his finger to point at one of the choices.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (vd7A8)

281 Starts at 4:30

Meme was a meme of many memes

Now where be my dope.

Posted by: RWC at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (fWAjv)

282 RENDING!

It's RENDING not rendering.


I could care less how its spelled.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 18, 2013 05:03 PM (SY2Kh)

283 http://tinyurl.com/3obp2hd

Sage

Posted by: RWC at September 18, 2013 05:04 PM (fWAjv)

284 Maybe when they open the Obama Presidential Library, they can request an exhumation of Ambassador Stevens and display his corpse in glass case in the lobby.

You know, to note Obama's crowning achievements.

Posted by: Marcus at September 18, 2013 05:04 PM (GGCsk)

285 All along the MSM was certain that America was finally getting the Martin Sheen Dream President as scripted by Aaron Sorkin

What we got was the Martin Sheen President written by Stephen King

Posted by: kbdabear at September 18, 2013 05:04 PM (/9IC1)

286 215 President Barack Obama's term was a brilliant success; America died.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:52 PM (WjLUf)




The Jack Kevorkian of Politics



Posted by: Bill Ayers at September 18, 2013 05:05 PM (Pr6hk)

287
282 -

Spelt. Its spelled "spelt."

Posted by: BurtTC at September 18, 2013 05:05 PM (TOk1P)

288
I'd beat the hell out of the man for his constant "Is is" speech pattern alone.

As in, "the situation is is that Putin banged me in the butt."

Posted by: Wodeshed at September 18, 2013 05:05 PM (ngk0T)

289 Rebranding time! Forward!

http://twitpic.com/4fl7ri

Posted by: The O Team at September 18, 2013 05:06 PM (8wqqE)

290 "Why do they have to pick on such a humble, flat, delicious fish like that?"


i have a nice founder and sage recipe , eat moar founder and pollock



Posted by: Cod at September 18, 2013 05:06 PM (0qejb)

291 Maybe when they open the Obama Presidential Library, they can request an exhumation of Ambassador Stevens and display his corpse in glass case in the lobby.

You know, to note Obama's crowning achievements.

***

I think that 3:00 a.m. phone call ad of Hillary's should be played on a loop behind it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 05:06 PM (DmNpO)

292 Not so bad yet, but when the kittens are big enough to do damage we're going to have to rearrange half the house. And the Augean litter boxes I don't even want to think about.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 18, 2013 05:08 PM (ZshNr)

293 It's heart rendering, I say.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (l3vZN)


RENDING!

It's RENDING not rendering.


Posted by: Bag of Dicks sucking Spelling Nerd at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (lAZep)



Sorry I got all of you upset. I often have that affect on people.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 18, 2013 05:08 PM (l3vZN)

294
...plus, the fcuker whistles his S-es.

Posted by: Wodeshed at September 18, 2013 05:08 PM (ngk0T)

295
That's what was so infuriating about the birth certificate thing.

It's not that he was actually born in Kenya. It's that he lied about it on all his college applications. A third world shit hole is a hell of a lot sexier to an Ivy League dean of admissions than Honolulu.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 18, 2013 04:55 PM (WjLUf)


I've never believed he was born in Kenya. My issue with his birth certificate is that having spread the rumor that he was born in Kenya, He should have been required by election officials to produce a certified copy of the original to establish the truth.


I have always felt it was incompetence for any state official to let this guy on the ballot without proof of birth.


Oh, and according to the standards in use in 1787, FEDERAL citizenship was passed through the father, and was not based on place of birth. People who say otherwise are full of shit.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:08 PM (bb5+k)

296 There is no War on my Colon.

Posted by: President Presley at September 18, 2013 05:10 PM (Ks4nX)

297 If anyone pointed out that he was not good at anything, he put it down to racism.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (kXoT0)

Who, during his lifetime (which was from his birth was an Affirmative action world) would have had the nerve or reason to tell him otherwise?

From the beginning he was brainwashed and indoctrinated in both the Islamic to the Marxist/Leninist view of the world.

Then, once in actual American society, all he saw and heard reinforced his views.

In Academe he was praised and petted by any radical leftist with an agenda (and they ALL have agendas).

During his sojourn he realized that since he was universally praised and applauded with more and more awards and gifts for nothing more than being himself (or actually his skin) he rightfully came to the obvious conclusion that he was a superior being.

It wasn't up to him to judge himself and his worthiness as that had already been done by others.

What human ego wouldn't respond in like manner?

It's one of the major problems with all the focus on boosting self esteem in school; it leads to a lack of self examination and a inability to accept or receive criticism without an emotional or even violent reaction.

We see it daily in the news.

Posted by: Bag of Dicks sucking Spelling Nerd at September 18, 2013 05:10 PM (lAZep)

298 Obama , his speechwriter and his political director walk into a bar.

The bartender says : What drink can Imake for you Mr. President?

Obama says: Thanks but I can make it better myself. David, Patrick, go make me a drink.

Posted by: polynikes at September 18, 2013 05:10 PM (m2CN7)

299 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (N/Sup)

HA. Speaking of recipes...a few months back someone posted one for poor man's pad thai in the comments somewhere. Anyone have the recipe handy for me? Much appreciated if you do.

Posted by: LizLem, craving yummy peanut sauce at September 18, 2013 05:10 PM (8wqqE)

300 He's always been high in my opinion.




Still debating whether to use a comma in that sentence.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 18, 2013 05:10 PM (N/Sup)

301 Anything you can poo I can poo better. I can poo anything better than you.

Posted by: Black Elvis on the terlet at September 18, 2013 05:10 PM (6t4eO)

302
Damn it Ace. How many times do we morons out here have to correct your spelling. It's not "sage counsel"; It's not "Counsel of Sages".


No no no mon retarded cher. It's "Counsel of Stooges". How many times do we have to come along and clean after your spelling errors!

Posted by: Comanche Voter at September 18, 2013 05:11 PM (RZP0w)

303 Clinton would steal your wallet, cheat at golf, hit on your niece, audit you if he felt like it, and then tell a sob story on TV about the awful person he was forced to spend time with. He's a snake.
Posted by: bonhomme

Absolutely. But he has the ability to e likable when it suits him. He is skilled at appearing to care.

TFG comes across as cold blooded, conceited, and unlikable. All of those photos of him with his nose up in the air are not the result of photoshopping. He really sees himself as a superior being.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 18, 2013 05:11 PM (9xdlw)

304 239 The only thing Obama has succeeded at is winning elections. Once in the position it all goes downhill.


Posted by: polynikes at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (m2CN7)

I disagree with that statement completely. Obama has no competence at winning elections. Most of his "wins" were by cheating.

What he had in the Presidential election is a scale of cheating by Liberal Democrat Media people, never before seen in an American election.

The Media won the election for him, despite his best efforts to screw it up. (Such as his "Share the Wealth" comment to Joe the Plumber.)


Obama is not competent at winning elections. The Media people simply adore him and cheat in their coverage.

Their opinion carries far more weight in politics than that of ordinary people.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:12 PM (bb5+k)

305 "But now I'm saying he has a Council of Sages."

You spelled Sage right, even used it in context correctly. Well done, sir.

But stylistically, "Council of Rosemarys" or better still "Council of Thymes" might work better.


Stay away from "Council of Parsleys", however. Just doesn't work.

Posted by: Art Garfunkel's sentient Goiter at September 18, 2013 05:13 PM (LO3HN)

306 It's heart rendering, I say.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (l3vZN)

RENDING!
It's RENDING not rendering.

Posted by: Bag of Dicks sucking Spelling Nerd at September 18, 2013 05:02 PM (lAZep)


Irregardless, the meaning came thru.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 18, 2013 05:15 PM (BAS5M)

307 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 18, 2013 04:57 PM (DmNpO)

No, I'm convinced that a large number (especially whites) voted for him because of the constant barrage of negative and blown outsize news about America and felt that a "Change" might bring about a "Better" life and society than what they thought was currently the case.

Now the second election WAS strictly those voting for his color and Free Shit and Dems with a smidge of "Fuck the Rich Guy" tossed in.

Posted by: Bag of Dicks sucking Spelling Nerd at September 18, 2013 05:15 PM (lAZep)

308 The only thing Obama has succeeded at is winning elections. Once in the position it all goes downhill. Posted by: polynikes at September 18, 2013 04:56 PM (m2CN7)
I disagree with that statement completely.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:12 PM (bb5+k)

I disagree with that statement completely.


So he didn't win those elections? Whew, it was all a bad dream. Thank god.

Posted by: polynikes at September 18, 2013 05:15 PM (m2CN7)

309 I guess I'll have to start using sarc tags all the thyme.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 18, 2013 05:16 PM (l3vZN)

310 My issue with his birth certificate is that having spread the rumor that he was born in Kenya,...

That birth certificate that was presented made me laugh. He was born two years after I was, and when I went to get a copy of my birth certificate in order to get my initial passport, what I was given was a copy of a typed document that had been microfilmed. The one I saw that purportedly belonged to him was all nice and neat, as if it had been formatted by a word processor.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at September 18, 2013 05:18 PM (vd7A8)

311 "He really sees himself as a superior being."

Agreed. Delusion is not just a burning river in Cleveland, now is it?

Posted by: Art Garfunkel's sentient Goiter at September 18, 2013 05:18 PM (LO3HN)

312 "209
Thinking about it, my guess is Obama probably hired the least capable people to keep his self-esteem on the delusional setting.


Posted by: Marcus at September 18, 2013 04:51 PM (GGCsk)"

I have heard a saying that goes something like "A people hire A people because they are not afraid to be compared to them. B people hire C people because they are afraid to be compared to them."

I am not sure that is really what is going on, though. Remember how bad a liar OJ Simpson was at his trial? I am wondering if it is a Bell Curve thing. If you spend most of your time dealing with a population where the IQ distribution is shifted one standard deviation to the left, you might get an inflated opinion of your abilities. If your lies are readily accepted by people within this standard deviation shift, you might tend to overestimate your ability to persuade the population at large with disingenuous arguments.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at September 18, 2013 05:20 PM (ms5Fa)

313 Art Garfunkel's sentient Goiter at September 18, 2013 05:18 PM (LO3HN)

****


Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyroid?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 18, 2013 05:21 PM (N/Sup)

314 Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:12 PM (bb5+k)

More like dirty tricks, but yeah.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 05:21 PM (lAZep)

315 167: bonhomme: You obviously don't know the kind of people I hang around with. lol

Posted by: chuckinseattle at September 18, 2013 05:21 PM (oDKZU)

316 Fuckin brilliant...these are the kind of thinkers we need in the WH.

Posted by: Bubba C.

Doesn't San Diego need a mayor?

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 18, 2013 05:23 PM (9xdlw)

317
So he didn't win those elections? Whew, it was all a bad dream. Thank god.

Posted by: polynikes at September 18, 2013 05:15 PM (m2CN7)


My point is that it wasn't an OBAMA accomplishment. The MEDIA people won that election for him.



Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:23 PM (bb5+k)

318 Well, Victor Davis Hanson said pretty clearly in a number of essays that Hubris begets Nemesis and that sooner or later, the latter would visit Obama.

Looks like we've arrived at the station, so to speak.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at September 18, 2013 05:24 PM (PMGbu)

319
More like dirty tricks, but yeah.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at September 18, 2013 05:21 PM (lAZep)


Weighted scales in the "fourth estate."


Liberal influence in Media is the ONLY way he could have won.



Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:26 PM (bb5+k)

320 /walks swiftly away from a suspicious box labelled "dicshunaree"

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 18, 2013 05:26 PM (naUcP)

321 "Oh, and according to the standards in use in 1787,
FEDERAL citizenship was passed through the father, and was not based on
place of birth. People who say otherwise are full of shit.





Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at September 18, 2013 05:08 PM (bb5+k)"

For parents who were legitimately married, yes. How about for illegitimate children? Since plural marriages are not and were not legal in Hawaii or any other state, Stanly Ann and Barack Senior were not legally married. Most of what I have read says that for bastards, the mother's citizenship is what counts.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at September 18, 2013 05:28 PM (ms5Fa)

322 I don't know why Barry cares. he's never going to be taken to task or held accountable for anything he does

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 18, 2013 05:30 PM (1Jaio)

323 I don't usually act like a childish narcissistic asshole


but when I do, I do it like Obama does.

Posted by: Worlds Most Interesting Man at September 18, 2013 05:30 PM (WGm5T)

324
310 That birth certificate that was presented made me laugh. He was born two years after I was, and when I went to get a copy of my birth certificate in order to get my initial passport, what I was given was a copy of a typed document that had been microfilmed. The one I saw that purportedly belonged to him was all nice and neat, as if it had been formatted by a word processor.

Folks have been computerizing lately. When I first needed a copy of my birth certificate, my mother gave me a similar microfilm printout. However, I misplaced it and had to order a new copy recently. I received a nice, neat, formatted by a word processor version on fancy paper.

The hospital in which I was born, Queens County Naval Hospital, no longer exists. The old microfilm copy listed me as having been born in "St. Albans, New York". The new printout says "Borough of Queens, New York City".

Posted by: Anachronda at September 18, 2013 05:33 PM (NmR1a)

325 a Council Of Sages or...

a Confederacy of Dunces?




A cluster of fucks.

Posted by: AoSHQ Style Guide at September 18, 2013 05:35 PM (+KtKI)

326 Well, Victor Davis Hanson said pretty clearly in a number of essays that Hubris begets Nemesis and that sooner or later, the latter would visit Obama.

I've read those Greek tragedies. I know what happens to the kingdom when Nemesis calls on the king.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 18, 2013 05:35 PM (naUcP)

327
318 Well, Victor Davis Hanson said pretty clearly in a number of essays that Hubris begets Nemesis and that sooner or later, the latter would visit Obama.

Nemesis is just a fancy name for SMOD.

Posted by: Anachronda listens to too much Coast to Coast AM at September 18, 2013 05:38 PM (NmR1a)

328 Fat Elvis gave us Elvis fried chicken at Chuy's. Name one thing 0bama did that was anywhere near as good as this:

Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken .........................$_______ A Chuy’s original. A tender chicken breast breaded with Lay’s®
potato chips, deep fried and smothered in Green Chile sauce and cheddar cheese. Served with green chile rice and refried beans

Posted by: Charlemagne at Verdun at September 18, 2013 05:39 PM (m81NZ)

329
So was B.A. Barack-us the token black guy that they hired for the
O-bah-muhh campaign? No wonder the rest of the campaign team crossed the street, in fear for their lives.

Posted by: Pity The Fool Country That Votes For The SCOAMF at September 18, 2013 05:59 PM (nbGZj)

330 250ish Those things have happened around him, but he's not driving any agenda. By all accounts, he has no interest in doing any actual work.

I ♥ me some EoJ.

Posted by: akula51 at September 18, 2013 06:11 PM (4p5/2)

331 Council of Sages, in other wirds 'Choomungas Riders of the Purple Sage Counciliticus'.

Posted by: Speller at September 18, 2013 06:31 PM (J74Py)

332 Teehee! Bag of **cks! Can't wait to use that one!

Posted by: Elizabeth at September 18, 2013 08:03 PM (JgIkz)

333 Wodehouse seems to have anticipated the Obama WH's strategy meetings.

“A
Nodder is something like a Yes-man, only lower in the social scale. A
Yes-Man’s duty is to attend conferences and say “Yes.” A Nodder’s, as
the name implies, is to nod. The chief executive throws out some
statement of opinion and looks about him expectantly. This is the cue
for the senior Yes-Man to say yes. He is followed, in order of
precedence, by the second Yes-Man - or Vice-Yesser -, as he sometimes is
called- and the junior Yes-Man. Only when all the Yes-Men have yessed,
do the Nodders begin to function. They nod. “ - See more at:
http://blog.lubans.org/index.php?itemid=192#sthash.Kat883lS.dpuf“A Nodder is something like a Yes-man, only lower in the social scale. A Yes-Man’s duty is to attend conferences and say “Yes.” A Nodder’s, as the name implies, is to nod. The chief executive throws out some statement of opinion and looks about him expectantly. This is the cue for the senior Yes-Man to say yes. He is followed, in order of precedence, by the second Yes-Man - or Vice-Yesser -, as he sometimes is called- and the junior Yes-Man. Only when all the Yes-Men have yessed, do the Nodders begin to function. They nod.“

Or this (start about 9:30):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j9EFRBrOnw
“A
Nodder is something like a Yes-man, only lower in the social scale. A
Yes-Man’s duty is to attend conferences and say “Yes.” A Nodder’s, as
the name implies, is to nod. The chief executive throws out some
statement of opinion and looks about him expectantly. This is the cue
for the senior Yes-Man to say yes. He is followed, in order of
precedence, by the second Yes-Man - or Vice-Yesser -, as he sometimes is
called- and the junior Yes-Man. Only when all the Yes-Men have yessed,
do the Nodders begin to function. They nod. “ - See more at:
http://blog.lubans.org/index.php?itemid=192#sthash.Kat883lS.dpuf“A
Nodder is something like a Yes-man, only lower in the social scale. A
Yes-Man’s duty is to attend conferences and say “Yes.” A Nodder’s, as
the name implies, is to nod. The chief executive throws out some
statement of opinion and looks about him expectantly. This is the cue
for the senior Yes-Man to say yes. He is followed, in order of
precedence, by the second Yes-Man - or Vice-Yesser -, as he sometimes is
called- and the junior Yes-Man. Only when all the Yes-Men have yessed,
do the Nodders begin to function. They nod. “ - See more at:
http://blog.lubans.org/index.php?itemid=192#sthash.Kat883lS.dpuf“A
Nodder is something like a Yes-man, only lower in the social scale. A
Yes-Man’s duty is to attend conferences and say “Yes.” A Nodder’s, as
the name implies, is to nod. The chief executive throws out some
statement of opinion and looks about him expectantly. This is the cue
for the senior Yes-Man to say yes. He is followed, in order of
precedence, by the second Yes-Man - or Vice-Yesser -, as he sometimes is
called- and the junior Yes-Man. Only when all the Yes-Men have yessed,
do the Nodders begin to function. They nod. “ - See more at:
http://blog.lubans.org/index.php?itemid=192#sthash.Kat883lS.dpuf“A
Nodder is something like a Yes-man, only lower in the social scale. A
Yes-Man’s duty is to attend conferences and say “Yes.” A Nodder’s, as
the name implies, is to nod. The chief executive throws out some
statement of opinion and looks about him expectantly. This is the cue
for the senior Yes-Man to say yes. He is followed, in order of
precedence, by the second Yes-Man - or Vice-Yesser -, as he sometimes is
called- and the junior Yes-Man. Only when all the Yes-Men have yessed,
do the Nodders begin to function. They nod. “ - See more at:
http://blog.lubans.org/index.php?itemid=192#sthash.Kat883lS.dpuf

Posted by: George LeS at September 18, 2013 08:40 PM (r5P5x)

334 Dunning–Kruger Effect

Posted by: Den at September 18, 2013 09:43 PM (yMk61)

335 My, my, Ace. Nice of you to offer, but I think I'll pass. All filled up after a bag of Sofia Vergaras...

and.....HUMP DAY!

Posted by: Dominari Nolo at September 19, 2013 01:05 AM (Em374)

336 "What a tragedy it would have been if America wouldn't have been able to see Barack Obama as a leader."
- Senator R.H. Paul (R-Kentucky), September 18, 2013, in prepared remarks delivered during a U.S. Senate committee hearing

Posted by: Rex the Wonder God at September 19, 2013 01:38 AM (w45V0)

337 But he still has anita dunn.... who/what else could he need?

Posted by: Roscoe at September 19, 2013 10:35 AM (MIovV)

338 Countrysquire: #9, best comment ever.

Posted by: Roscoe at September 19, 2013 10:37 AM (MIovV)

339 Friend of mine had a cat that they declawed. Hardly slowed her down.
Couldn't climb the curtains anymore, but still terrorized the
neighborhood and brought home "offerings".

*
Only declawed cat I ever had was a black longhaired female. I didn't do it; she came pre-declawed from her previous people. I always suspected that when she pawed the carpet or the furniture, she was secretly hoping the claws had grown back.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 19, 2013 01:50 PM (BDU/a)






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