Racist Washington Post Columnist Questions Obama's Competence

All this column is missing is a noose and white sheets.

Where is Casey Stengel when we need him? In 1962, as the manager of the brand new and determinedly hapless New York Mets — 40 wins, 120 losses — he looked up and down his bench one dismal day and wondered, “Can’t anybody here play this game?” That phrase kept coming at me recently as I watched the impressively inept performance of the Obama administration in both foreign and domestic policy. On a given day, this administration makes the ’62 Mets look good.

This is a surprise — at least to me. If Barack Obama has an image, it is of the infinitely cool, cerebral leader. The man can give a rousing speech, but he is, at heart, a planner and a plodder. Both of his presidential campaigns were exercises in micromanagement — digital all the way. Obama was the better candidate, but he had, by far, the better organization.

"If Barack Obama has an image..." Let's pause to consider the absurdity of that.

Where did this image come from? Did Obama have serious academic or business credentials? Did he have a long history as a hands-on, details-oriented problem-fixer?

No, none of these things. He was smart because he wore the Tribal Feathers of the self-styled intelligentsia, and the media praised him for his trouser creases.

Then they further decided that anyone who considered themselves part of the media's class -- the self-styled (but in fact not) intelligentsia -- must be super-competent at all things, because the media considers itself super-competent at all things, and has scarce little modesty about offering hard (but disguised) opinions on every aspect of policy, including in those areas in which they are painfully unqualified to offer much of an opinion at all.

Cohen then discusses Obama's wavering, weaving Syria non-policy, which I'll skip, and gets to ObamaCare:

The debacle of the Affordable Care Act’s Web site raised similar questions about confidence. This was supposed to be Obama’s Big Deal. The president has other accomplishments — navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat — but restoring the status quo does not get your face on Mount Rushmore. It takes achievement, a program — something new and wonderful. The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be it.

Something went wrong. People could not sign up. Why? Not sure. Who’s at fault? Apparently no one. An act of God. Something that could never have been foreseen. Another president might have had someone in the White House calling every day — no, twice a day — to make sure the program was going to work. But no, it was a shock to everyone, and when the White House rolled out its gigantic cake — maestro, some music please — no one jumped out.

Pathetic.

Obama's a Gen Xer (I think -- perhaps a late Baby Boomer) but he has the psychological profile of the worst of the Millennials, overconfident and underskilled, over-impressed with himself and under-achieving.

Related: The Wall Street Journal recounts President Me-Time's antagonistic relationship with hard work. The article includes a lot of golf.

I repeat Valerie Jarrett's would-be praise of Obama: "He's been bored as hell his own life." "He can't do the things ordinary people do."


Posted by: Ace at 02:46 PM



Comments

1 Don't worry people, Kathleen Sebelius has indicated that tomorrow when she testifies she intends to take responsibility!

No wait, I mean she intends to blame the contractors for everything.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 02:47 PM (n/+FT)

2 BTW see Allahpundit over on Hot Air for the news about Sebelius. (Skip the comments, they mostly lower your IQ.)

I have never seen an administration more allergic to any form of responsibility -- even nominal responsibility -- as this one.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 02:48 PM (n/+FT)

3 Obama succeeded in becoming president because Americans confuse glibness with intelligence. A majority stupid nation. It's not an age or economic thing either. It covers the breadth of our population. Although we glorify stupidity.

Posted by: tubal at October 29, 2013 02:49 PM (2NeaA)

4 Definitely a millenial. His best subject in school was self-esteem.

Posted by: Furious George at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (yFb77)

5 Yep, they bought into the idea that even without the facts, somehow, the JEF would turn into a leader, or there was one hiding in there somewhere.

Boy, were they wrong.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (IXrOn)

6 Obama is a super genius because he parrots the talking points he learned at Harvard in Marxism 101.

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (uon/P)

7
"It's a simple game. You throw the ball. You catch the ball. You hit the ball."

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (tx6gn)

8 I'm just saying "to Hell with everything." The few people dear to me I will look out for best I can. The rest? Hell wiff 'em....

Posted by: backhoe at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (ULH4o)

9 WaPo deserves every shit sandwich there is. I hope they all choke on the Guiness Book of World Records shit sandwich because that is what we are getting.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2013 02:51 PM (zZbNF)

10
So by placing Obama's status as Millennial, does that mean this is all we can expect from leadership in the future?
Great. Just Great.

Posted by: petunia at October 29, 2013 02:51 PM (DAcBA)

11 obama is a baby boomer but definitely acts like a millennial....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at October 29, 2013 02:51 PM (8JJ6O)

12 Remember, we have public records of National Merit Semifinalists and National Achievement Scholars.

We know the upper bound of his IQ. We know he's not in the top 5-10%. That's a matter of public record.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 29, 2013 02:52 PM (ZPrif)

13 http://funkypickens.com/ 25-funny-auto-correct-fails/that is all.

Posted by: madamemayhem at October 29, 2013 02:52 PM (S2RnE)

14 They all wanted to have sex with him, especially the men. It's that simple.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 29, 2013 02:52 PM (Tnlh/)

15
It's 'Big Fucking Deal'.
Get your quotes right.

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 29, 2013 02:52 PM (tx6gn)

16 Oh my God Mr. President there is a crisis and we face the very extinction of mankind...we have a catastrophe to stop and to do so we need our BEST!

Send in the J-Schoolers!

//Said No Chief of Staff EVER

Posted by: sven at October 29, 2013 02:52 PM (9jfyN)

17 The president has other accomplishments � navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat



When did that happen. Like his pal FDR he has changed a recession into a depression with run-away unemployment and inflation.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (zZbNF)

18
close the gap between the / and 25 and leave off the "that is all".

Posted by: madamemayhem at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (S2RnE)

19 Obama's a Gen Xer (I think -- perhaps a late Baby Boomer) but he has the psychological profile of the worst of the Millennials, overconfident and underskilled, over-impressed with himself and under-achieving.


That is the best summation I've seen yet.


Also, maybe it's just how I was taught, but I've also believed that micro-management is a sign of a horrible, terribly inept manager, not a competent one. After all, a competent manager hires people in whom he has confidence so that he doesn't have to lean over their shoulders all the time. A micromanager doesn't.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies with whipped cream. at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (VtjlW)

20 what a racist, I hope enough people sign on to WashPost to point that out.

Posted by: joeindc44 is totally not on Soros's pay now...right? at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (QxSug)

21 Remember, most voters vote for the candidate they most identify with, on a personal level. In other words, the country's fucked.

Posted by: tubal at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (2NeaA)

22
Cohen would still blow the President if asked to do so. They all would (I most definitely include Brooks).

Posted by: ejo at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (GXvSO)

23 (.....) On a given day, this administration makes the ’62 Mets look good.

This is a surprise — at least to me.


Uh-huh. Nothing could have possibly clued you in before now. Absolutely nothing could have portended this flipping trainwreck.

Idiot.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (/LeIm)

24 And yeah, I remember how awesome it was when we navigated out of The Great Recession. Oh wait -- that never actually happened. Growth is still anemic. We're rounding the corner on a lost decade.

Why is Obama getting credit for something that hasn't happened yet?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (ZPrif)

25 1 No wait, I mean she intends to blame the contractors for everything.


Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his
life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 02:47 PM (n/+FT)


She can't blame the contractors because they are cronies of Mooch.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2013 02:54 PM (zZbNF)

26
Affirmative Action Has Consequences

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 02:54 PM (tx6gn)

27 1 Don't worry people, Kathleen Sebelius has indicated that tomorrow when she testifies she intends to take responsibility!

No wait, I mean she intends to blame the contractors for everything.
---

A letter to the editor in the local said that it's all Cruz's fault. The web tech guys were not essential and when Cruz shut down the government they didn't have time to make the website work right.

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 29, 2013 02:54 PM (uon/P)

28 Incompetence is beautiful.

Posted by: Precedent O'Fuckstick at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (ujMoa)

29 “navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat”

Navigating out of it into what? The Great Acceptance of Lesser Times?

Posted by: Paid for by Citizens for Clyde the Orangutan at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (QF8uk)

30 He is the imprint of projection, or as I like to say, a bull shit artist.

Posted by: Gmac - Pondering the coming implosion at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (4pjhs)

31 I distinctly heard the word "boy" inferred here....

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (32Ze2)

32 So taking someone who admitted to being too doped up to do well in high school and making him President was a bad idea?

Who knew?

Posted by: blaster at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (sf6We)

33 >>>Remember, we have public records of National Merit Semifinalists and National Achievement Scholars.



We know the upper bound of his IQ. We know he's not in the top 5-10%. That's a matter of public record.


Not saying I think Obama is anything other than a glib intellectual mediocrity, but this isn't really a very rigorous measure. (And I'd love it to be, believe me.)

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (n/+FT)

34 Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 02:47 PM (n/+FT)


Saw Phish in Hartford Sunday night. They opened with a moment of silence then tore into that song. Fucking killed it.


That's all I got. Please feel free to commence ripping on my musical tastes.

Posted by: mugiwara at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (6FnIo)

35 They all wanted to have sex with him, especially the men. It's that simple.
Posted by: baldilocks at October 29, 2013 02:52 PM (Tnlh/)

That's what I've been saying from the beginning. It explains everything.

Posted by: Zombie Sigmund Freud at October 29, 2013 02:55 PM (V9ol4)

36 The JEF is a couple months younger than I am, which puts him at the tail end of the baby boom.

Posted by: JEM at October 29, 2013 02:56 PM (o+SC1)

37 14 They all wanted to have sex with him, especially the men. It's that simple.


Nobody gets hard balls for Dreamboat Barry like I do. Nobody.




Posted by: Tingles Matthews at October 29, 2013 02:56 PM (7ObY1)

38 And yet, if he could run for a third term and the Dems nominated him, Cohen and all his normal readers would vote for him again in a heartbeat.

Posted by: brak at October 29, 2013 02:56 PM (NaTky)

39 I think maybe Casey Stengel needs to have a talk with Cohen, the Post, and the Times.

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (uon/P)

40 This was supposed to be Obama’s Big Deal. The president has other accomplishments — navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat

In fact, that particular accomplishment was SO grand that many don't even realize it happened!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (4df7R)

41 This is your brain. This is choom choom. This is your brain on choom choom. Any questions?

Posted by: Precedent O'Fuckstick at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (ujMoa)

42 A question of competence








What a racist! I see boy in that headline

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (1Jaio)

43 Even when critical of the light worker, the writer must credit him with getting us out of Bush's Great Recession.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (epxV4)

44 A letter to the editor in the local said that it's all Cruz's fault. The web tech guys were not essential and when Cruz shut down the government they didn't have time to make the website work right.
Posted by: WalrusRex at October 29, 2013 02:54 PM (uon/P)



It should hurt to be that stupid.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies with whipped cream. at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (VtjlW)

45 Why is Obama getting credit for something that hasn't happened yet?

Error 415.

Posted by: Paid for by Citizens for Clyde the Orangutan at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (QF8uk)

46 >>>"The president has other accomplishments — navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat "


ROTFL!!!! Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Eton Cox at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (q177U)

47
Fucking killed it.


Oh, I'm sure they killed it. After fucking it for 40 minutes, first.

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 02:57 PM (tx6gn)

48 I'm incompetent and I'm proud.

Posted by: Precedent O'Fuckstick at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (ujMoa)

49 When did we get out of The Great Recession?

Posted by: toby928© at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (QupBk)

50 The man can give a rousing speech, but he is, at heart, a planner and a plodder. Both of his presidential campaigns were exercises in micromanagement

He's not a fucking planner. Not a shred of evidence to that. If there were any management in his campaign that goof had nothing to do with. The HC bill was a last minute addition to a campaign speech. The Journolisters already admitted to that!

Note that the asshole thinks micromanagement is a positive concept. It's not! It means you don't know what your responsibilities are and you aren't a manager.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (xz0nG)

51 Obama's lack of a resume with any accomplishments other than winning an election should have been a FUCKING CLUE!!!

Posted by: Dang at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (Hx2XA)

52 Who could have predicted that someone with no record of accomplishment, who had written not one but two autobiographies by age 45 would be someone with inflated self esteem and a poor executive?

Posted by: blaster at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (sf6We)

53
navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat

---

We're out of it?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (/Crba)

54 PSAT and SAT are basically just IQ tests. The correlation with IQ is very strong.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (ZPrif)

55 Preznit Spicolli

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (32Ze2)

56 "It's a simple game. You throw the ball. You catch the ball. You hit the ball."
Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (tx6gn)


If you can dodge the wrench, you can dodge a ball.

Sorry, different movie. I just couldn't resist the image of Obammy trying haplessly to dodge a wrench.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (4df7R)

57 Cohen will write something like this and then go running back to the fold like a little girl when called on it.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 29, 2013 02:58 PM (l3vZN)

58 My daughter is a millenial (born in '85) - she's an over-achiever, very skilled, and also rather humble (if I do say so myself.) She is also a conservative. So there may be some glimmer of hope.

Posted by: unf-ing-believable at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (/kIi7)

59 Cohen has all the political perceptiveness of Perez Hilton

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (zOTsN)

60 >>>She can't blame the contractors because they are cronies of Mooch.

Well unless she deviates from this .PDF of her prepared testimony for tomorrow that I'm currently reading, that's exactly what she's going to do.

Choice excerpt (again courtesy of Allah): Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will tell a House committee tomorrow the site's botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations - not bad management at HHS, as the contractors suggested

"CMS has a track records of successfully overseeing the many contractors our programs depend on to function. Unfortunately, a subset of those contracts for HealthCare.gov have not met expectations."

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (n/+FT)

61 This is the kind of piece that gets written in the Post so that they can go back to sucking his dick tomorrow and still say they are providing the critical eye of the Fifth Estate.

Posted by: spongeworthy at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (r5w1L)

62 "It was a policy so wavering that if Obama were driving, he would be forced to take a breathalyzer."

Do breathalyzers detect chooming?

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (qZr+9)

63 >>>Also, maybe it's just how I was taught, but I've also believed that micro-management is a sign of a horrible, terribly inept manager, not a competent one.

i don't think he micromanages either. He barely manages, period, never mind "micro."

Posted by: ace at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (/IWYB)

64 navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat
-
Some people have pretty expansive definintions. By any realistic measure, we have never left it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (9T/th)

65 4
Definitely a millenial. His best subject in school was self-esteem.

Posted by: Furious George at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (yFb77)


As some here may know, I teach at a univ. I have a kid in my class, "overachiever," HS kid taking freshman-level college courses (he hasn't graduated from HS yet).

Most disrespectful little sonofabitch I've ever had the displeasure to instruct. I pushed 2K+ kids through basic training and I've had about 450 in my univ classes over the years. This little self-entitled nitwit is the worst of all of them. Arrogant. Stupid (he's got a solid C- in my class), disruptive, annoying.

He actually had the cajones to approach me after class a couple weeks ago and whine that this is the only class he's notgetting an "A" in. He asked what he should do. I said "come to class and get the answers on the homework and exams right."

He looked at me like I just grew another arm.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (x3YFz)

66 "They all wanted to have sex with him, especially the men. It's that simple."

Nailed it in one!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at October 29, 2013 03:00 PM (DLu2s)

67 using the phrase "tribal feathers" is racist

I denounce myself for having read it

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:00 PM (zOTsN)

68 My daughter is a millenial (born in '85) - she's an over-achiever, very skilled, and also rather humble (if I do say so myself.) She is also a conservative. So there may be some glimmer of hope.
Posted by: unf-ing-believable at October 29, 2013 02:59 PM (/kIi7) /i]

My impression of Millenials has been that they're either one or the other. They're either like your daughter -- skilled, dedicated, and hard working -- or they're lazy layabouts with a staggering sense of self-importance and entitlement. There doesn't appear to be any middle ground.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at October 29, 2013 03:00 PM (4df7R)

69 >>>PSAT and SAT are basically just IQ tests. The correlation with IQ is very strong.

Alright, fine then. I give in, I'll admit it, you're right: I'm a fucking super-genius. Won't fight you any further on the question of acknowledging my intellectual awesomeness.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (n/+FT)

70 They all wanted to have sex with him, especially the men. It's that simple.

Now they are all disappointed to discover his white half.

Posted by: toby928© dispenses the stereotypes in service to the point at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (QupBk)

71 The president has other accomplishments — navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat






Oh yeah, Barry has lead us to an economic golden age. The high unemployment rate and lack of jobs is just a figment of our imaginations brought on by...errr...racism

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (1Jaio)

72 Smart people rarely brag about how smart they are, and almost never convince judges to hide their transcripts.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (9T/th)

73
Sorry, different movie. I just couldn't resist the image of Obammy trying haplessly to dodge a wrench.

---

Well, he IS about as useless as a cock-flavored lollipop.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (/Crba)

74 i don't think he micromanages either. He barely manages, period, never mind "micro."

I expect that he’s a helicopter micromanager. Completely unavailable when needed to make big decisions, then helicopters in at the worst possible time to offer inane directives on the little ones.

Posted by: Paid for by Citizens for Clyde the Orangutan at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (QF8uk)

75 He navigated out of the Great Recession like Gilligan navigated out of Oahu.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (+lsX1)

76 he is a dick. there have always been dicks, in every age

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (zOTsN)

77 (Skip the comments, they mostly lower your IQ.)


I posted maybe three times at Hot Gas after catching an open registration at the right time. This was during Michelle Malkin's stewardship of HG.

Immediately, one of the regulars quoted my entire post and said "see what kind of morons we get when we open registration? Can't we not have open registrations?"

First of all, I was like, who is this "we," asshole? Is your name Michelle Malkin?

Secondly I thought, hmmm..."morons." Maybe I'm in the wrong place."

The rest is moronic history!

Posted by: BlueStateRebel who's life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (7ObY1)

78 >>>This is the kind of piece that gets written in the Post so that they can
go back to sucking his dick tomorrow and still say they are providing
the critical eye of the Fifth Estate.


Holy shit, we're up to FIVE estates now? Who's been building when I wasn't looking?

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (n/+FT)

79 SAT has holes in it on verbal. It didn't give you enough time to read it. The Math portion didn't test high enough.

Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (ujMoa)

80 I would not classify Obama as a Boomer even though he was born in 1961. His mother was not from the WWII generation. She was born in 1942.

Posted by: rockmom at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (Q4elb)

81 The educrats have weakened the SAT/PSAT since the 90s to purposefully try and break the correlation with IQ to avoid unpleasant racial/ethnic differences from being noticed.

When Obama took it the correlation was very strong.

Mensa, for example, allows PSAT and SAT scores to be admitted -- but only prior to 1993.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (ZPrif)

82
>>"If Barack Obama has an image, it is of the infinitely cool, cerebral leader. The man can give a rousing speech, but he is, at heart, a planner and a plodder. "



This is the narrative about Obama I hear all the time now from my leftist relatives forced to deal with his failure. It's never that he's the radical, Alinsky apostle dedicated to crashing the system. It's that he's an attenuated and timorous "Neville Chamberlain," too cautious, too beholden to evil fat rich white men. These people simply cannot face who he is because that would mean facing the truth and failure of of radicalism.

Posted by: rrpjr at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (hd0NC)

83 OK.... gloves off....

Obama is not President because of what he has done... or even what he can do....

He is President because of Celebrity, and Affirmative Action.

He is a Media Created Icon... foisted off on the Low Information Voter... and helped by HALF of his Racial Heritage...

We are seeing the end result of Democracy... where the Mob has picked an idiot to lead us... because the only ones allowed to talk, the media, chose him...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2013 03:03 PM (lZBBB)

84 Psst...Richard Cohen is...wait for it....

a JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)-also drooling imbecile incapable of doing algebra or something at October 29, 2013 03:03 PM (659DL)

85
>>Why is Obama getting credit for something that hasn't happened yet?<<

Peace Prize, bro.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at October 29, 2013 03:03 PM (A0sHn)

86 I have never seen an administration more allergic to any form of responsibility -- even nominal responsibility -- as this one.

I'll give the Obama administration credit for one thing that I previously thought impossible- inventing a perpetual motion machine.

It's the only way to explain how The Buck Stops Nowhere.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 29, 2013 03:03 PM (SY2Kh)

87
@71 Oh yeah, Barry has lead us to an economic golden age. The high unemployment rate and lack of jobs is just a figment of our imaginations brought on by...errr...racism
---------------

The belief seems to be that the current situation is the "new normal", and without Obama's inspired leadership we'd be in even worse shape.

/rolleyes

Posted by: junior at October 29, 2013 03:03 PM (UWFpX)

88
I'm a fucking super-genius.

A Super-Genius Genesis fan.

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (tx6gn)

89 3 Obama succeeded in becoming president because Americans confuse glibness with intelligence.

Oh, boy do some ever. I watch this going on in the everyday world and wonder how these people get by. I always fall back to Gunnys' favorite: "If you can't dazzle 'em with your brilliance, baffle 'em with your bullshit."

Some of these idiots live by it. The sheer stupidity and incompetence one sees in the corporate world is breathtaking at times. Yet, these people make very large salaries and congratulate themselves on their superior,.....something.

I guess if I could have learned to suppress my penchant for eye rolling at bosses and fucking retards, I would have been promoted more often.

Oh, well. Fuck 'em. A spade is a spade and a fucking goofball is always a fucking goofball. They always knew where to go if they wanted the work to get done.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (/LeIm)

90 The president has other accomplishments � navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat

When did that happen. Like his pal FDR he has changed a recession into a depression with run-away unemployment and inflation.
Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (zZbNF)


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


I guess several other commenters caught this too. WTF?

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (XwUBy)

91 This is the kind of piece that gets written in the Post so that they can

go back to sucking his dick tomorrow and still say they are providing

the critical eye of the Fifth Estate.


"What a dick... let's suck it!" -The Washington Post

Posted by: Dang at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (Hx2XA)

92 "If Barack Obama has an image..." Let's pause to consider the absurdity of that.

He's a narcissist — an image is all he has; actually, it's all he is. The emperor has no clothes, there's no there there, etc., etc. For whatever reason — be it the acquisition of power for themselves, a cushy position, “free” healthcare, and Obama phone, et al, there are always minions who will prop up the narcissist's performance at worst, or won't look behind the curtain, at best.

Posted by: jix at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (iGpXz)

93 >>That's all I got. Please feel free to commence ripping on my musical tastes.

You have excellent musical taste. I'm jealous.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (g1DWB)

94 When did we get out of The Great Recession?>>

If you live in DC the recession has been over for some time now.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (wrS2o)

95 Michelle, ValJar says she 'needs' you...

Posted by: Reggie my balls are heavy with the sperm of Allah, please sodomize me so that I may spread his word. at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (vHRtU)

96 Obama and speechifying.... I guess you need to be an over esteemed self-regarding adult child to appreciate jug ears. I always heard a shallow bombastic liar, or as he told on himself"sometimes I believe my own bullshit". What a naive gullible bunch of twits, the 52%'ers. Course they wanted the crap sandwich he served. They won't even get that, which makes me happy.

Posted by: tubal at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (2NeaA)

97 "He can't do the things ordinary people do."

Like hold a job, balance a checkbook, memorize a speech, recite any meaningful historical knowledge, pronounce simple words, count to fifty....

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (4df7R)

98 *an Obama phone

Posted by: jix at October 29, 2013 03:05 PM (iGpXz)

99 Yeah,he "navigated us at of that Great Recession",didn't he?

Posted by: steevy at October 29, 2013 03:05 PM (zqvg6)

100 I saw Genesis open for Yoko Ono once.

Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:05 PM (ujMoa)

101 From 74-94 you had to get a 1250 on the SAT to be admitted to Mensa. Before 1974, you had to get a 1300.

They still accept LSAT scores.
Mensa no longer accepts SAT, PSAT, or GRE scores since the tests no longer correlate strong enough with IQ.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 29, 2013 03:05 PM (ZPrif)

102 I loved these lines at the end of Cohen's piece:

"History will someday provide perspective and say, possibly, that Syria and Obamacare did not matter. I doubt it. At the least, they help validate the once-frivolous Republican charges of incompetence."

Okay, we know who was saying those charges were frivolous (the dems and their complicit media, but I repeat myself), but clearly, if they've been proven true, how can a member of the media still refer to them as "frivolous."?

The man's incompetent. He's always been incompetent. The only difference is the media and LIVs are finally seeing just how incompetent he's always been.

Posted by: elaine at October 29, 2013 03:05 PM (GNZ0/)

103 RE navigating us out of the Great Recession. This is a Washington Post columnist. DC is thriving right now.

Posted by: Paid for by Citizens for Clyde the Orangutan at October 29, 2013 03:05 PM (QF8uk)

104 He asked what he should do. I said "come to class and get the answers on the homework and exams right."



I thought that was just SOP.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 29, 2013 03:06 PM (NKBxV)

105
He barely manages, period, never mind "micro."


No. Micro is pretty accurate.

Posted by: Michele Obama's Landing Strip at October 29, 2013 03:06 PM (tx6gn)

106 "He can't do the things ordinary people do."

Work an umbrella.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 29, 2013 03:06 PM (ZKzrr)

107 >>>A Super-Genius Genesis fan.

It does seem like an inexplicable paradox, doesn't it? The one is presumably incompatible with the other. And yet here we are.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:06 PM (n/+FT)

108 Besides being a window peeper...


That Rebekah Brooks is yummy.
Stray media commentary

Posted by: heavily armed redoubt at October 29, 2013 03:06 PM (KGuzQ)

109 64
navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat

-

Some people have pretty expansive definintions. By any realistic measure, we have never left it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada


Which Recovery(less) Summer just went by? Five? V? How many tries does Duh!1 get before he's judged Epic Fail?

Posted by: backhoe at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (ULH4o)

110 So if I got a 1360 on SAT I am MENSA material? Anyway, that was long ago. Drinking alone has probably knocked off 50 IQ points for me.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (32Ze2)

111 The belief seems to be that the current situation is the "new normal", and without Obama's inspired leadership we'd be in even worse shape.

/rolleyes
Posted by: junior at October 29, 2013 03:03 PM (UWFpX)


The lowered bar Administration. I would say handicapped, but they're more capable.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (/LeIm)

112 I once successfully closed an umbrella. Can I join Mensa now? Where's my Peace Prize?

Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (ujMoa)

113 >he man can give a rousing speech, but he is, at heart, a planner and a plodder. <

No he's not.

Mr. Obama is self-absorbed, underwhelming, unskilled, has no identifiable talent beyond purveying meaningless rhetoric and does not execute on anything without corrupting the auspices of constitutional government to force citizens to comply with his dictates.

What has he created? The worst string of economic collapse and wealth dilution in our history, historic levels of unemployment, the highest level ever of people forced out of the job market, record levels of entitlement spending, record numbers of businesses failing, destruction of the health care system and God knows what else.

Maybe all that's popular with young people with no real life experience or other who suck the teet of government to get by, but it's not sustainable and ultimately destructive.

Beyond that, as someone who told us he would "slow the rise of the oceans" he's more appropriately "backed up the sewer".

We have never been so divided as a nation and at each other's throats. There is no brotherhood, only deep divisions sown by Obama's words, actions or the lack thereof.

That's not racist. It's base truth.

Posted by: Marcus at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (GGCsk)

114 >>>I saw Genesis open for Yoko Ono once.

You're obviously kidding, but this actually happened once. In 1970, at the Roundhouse Theater in London, back when they were a completely obscure group that nobody had ever heard of, and had only just begun their transition into a progressive group. The footage of the gig is rumored to exist somewhere and is basically the Holy Grail for fans of the group.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:08 PM (n/+FT)

115 he is a dick. there have always been dicks, in every age





Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (zOTsN)



Barry: Dicks everywhere. Oh I hope so!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 29, 2013 03:08 PM (1Jaio)

116 I repeat Valerie Jarrett's would-be praise of Obama: "He's been bored as hell his own life."

---

He should try living someone else's life, if that's the case.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 29, 2013 03:08 PM (UypUQ)

117 If only Obama had an electorate worthy of his leadership none of this would've happened.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 29, 2013 03:08 PM (oFCZn)

118 I saw Genesis open for Yoko Ono once.
Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:05 PM (ujMoa)
-
That would be like the Boston Philharmonic opening for a middle school recital.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 29, 2013 03:08 PM (9T/th)

119 I am not sure if they are lowering standards but some very good universities are now saying they will admit without an SAT or ACT, like American University. Instead of asking about race, they ask if you are form low income or a single parent household. I know this because the eldest thunder is a senior in HS

that is the new AA

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:09 PM (zOTsN)

120 he was born in '61 so he could be in either the baby boomer or X generations. The bigger issue though is he was more or less a red diaper baby. the people who raised him Mom, the grandparents, Lolo Soetoro, and uncle Frank were all card carrying communists.

Posted by: Vote Lord Humungus 2016 at October 29, 2013 03:09 PM (HEa5q)

121 Holy shit, we're up to FIVE estates now? Who's been building when I wasn't looking?

To be fair, only the super-geniuses noticed when it went up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (4WhSY)

122 110 So if I got a 1360 on SAT I am MENSA material? Anyway, that was long ago. Drinking alone has probably knocked off 50 IQ points for me.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (32Ze2)


I always got distracted by boobehs and lost all academic interest at that point.

In fairness to me, they were very, very large ones.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (/LeIm)

123 >>>That would be like the Boston Philharmonic opening for a middle school recital.

Again: THIS ACTUALLY DID HAPPEN ONCE.

Though to be fair, Genesis were still pretty shakey as a group back then.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (n/+FT)

124 The posts are flying fast around here today.

What may be happening here is that all of those people who carried water for and argued for ObamaScare are watching the Charlie Foxtrot right now and what they are feeling is anger and humiliation.

Anger and humiliation. They put their names, their reputations on the line, they went to bat for this again and again. They did everything they could. They believed. And this ObamaScare smoldering wreck amounts to a betrayal. That is going to be sinking through. I wonder if they will be able to muster the will to close ranks any longer in the face of this?

Time to get some of that Otto Schadenfreude popcorn (a specialty of the Outlet.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get Your Vitriolic Harangues At The Outrage Outlet at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (hLRSq)

125 Work an umbrella.

Posted by: HeatherRadish


Hold an umbrella.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (aDwsi)

126 Immediately, one of the regulars quoted my entire
post and said "see what kind of morons we get when we open registration?
Can't we not have open registrations?"



First of all, I was like, who is this "we," asshole? Is your name Michelle Malkin?



Secondly I thought, hmmm..."morons." Maybe I'm in the wrong place."



The rest is moronic history!





Posted by: BlueStateRebel who's life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (7ObY1)
**
I came here on Frigate. With just a pack of smokes and two bucks in my pocket.



Posted by: dananjcon at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (wmU4G)

127 I thought that was just SOP.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 29, 2013 03:06 PM (NKBxV)


Clearly you are not an instructor at a modern institution of higher learning.

This is what my sister deals with constantly:

Kid doesn't come to class. Kid doesn't turn in homework. Kid doesn't take the test. Kid shits out a bad term paper. Kid is failing sister's class.

Kid comes to my sister and says: "What do I have to do to pass this class? Cuz I've gotta pass this class to get into XYZ class. Can I do extra credit?"

Absolutely no higher brain function whatsoever. It's a miracle these people can dress themselves.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (4df7R)

128 they ask if you are form low income or a single parent household.

How does that indicate your ability to complete college coursework?

Oh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (ZKzrr)

129
The footage of the gig is rumored to exist somewhere and is basically the Holy Grail for fans of the group.


All seven of them.

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (tx6gn)

130 Cohen still touts Obama's style over substance, a myth over qualifications. He wasn't even the most qualified in the primary but the media created image and the Chicago machine and compliant Democrat voters gave him the victory.

Posted by: --- at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (h1gQR)

131 67
using the phrase "tribal feathers" is racist



I denounce myself for having read it





Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:00 PM (zOTsN)
Kinda of binary rayciss.
(I was also trying to think of a joke to make about it.)

Posted by: baldilocks at October 29, 2013 03:11 PM (Tnlh/)

132 110
So if I got a 1360 on SAT I am MENSA material? Anyway, that was long
ago. Drinking alone has probably knocked off 50 IQ points for me.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (32Ze2)


I came in on the IQ test somewhere between glue and fencepost.

Somehow I manage to dress myself.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:11 PM (x3YFz)

133 70
They all wanted to have sex with him, especially the men. It's that simple.



Now they are all disappointed to discover his white half.

Posted by: toby928© dispenses the stereotypes in service to the point at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (QupBk)

LOL

Posted by: baldilocks at October 29, 2013 03:11 PM (Tnlh/)

134 >>>All seven of them.

Yes, but beware: Patrick Bateman is one of them and I hear he's pretty handy with a chainsaw.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:12 PM (n/+FT)

135 "He was smart because he wore the Tribal Feathers of the self-styled intelligentsia, and the media praised him for his trouser creases."

This why a theater major thinks she knows what the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ought to do. Because she thinks all of the correct thoughts and emotes the proper feelings.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get Your Vitriolic Harangues At The Outrage Outlet at October 29, 2013 03:12 PM (hLRSq)

136 "It's a simple game. You throw the ball. You catch the ball. You hit the ball."

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 02:50 PM (tx6gn)


"Scare 'em. They're kids."

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:12 PM (3kDQa)

137 I dang near maxed out the math without ever taking Calculus.

Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:12 PM (ujMoa)

138 By the way, I mostly blame the media. Who now, in the twilight of Obama's presidency and after the damage is done seem to be writing these reflective assessments.

I call that mostly disingenuous.

They can kiss my ass. Next week they will be hawking Hillary and telling us "it's time, for no other reason than "it's time", while alternately flaming a Republican who dares to have factually based, substantive positions and actually possesses the experience to be President.

Posted by: Marcus at October 29, 2013 03:13 PM (GGCsk)

139 "If Barack Obama has an image..." Let's pause to consider the absurdity of that.

He has one skill. Reading a TelePrompTer convincingly (after weeks of preparation and rehearsal).

All evidence contrary to his alleged "abilities" and "credentials" was in plain sight for everyone to see. His unblemished line of racist, Marxist, and terrorist associations, to his (allegedly) own writing, to his consistent "job" history of not showing up, rabble rousing, illegal land deals and influence trading, never actually performing the functions of any position he's ever held other than to use it as a stepping stone to the next job, and his blatantly corrupt and illegal methods of smearing political opponents with seal or otherwise irrelevant and normally inaccessible information.

It is even more apparent form the absence of any standard documents and credentials. No transcripts, no student records, no writing, no legislative accomplishments, no records of any kind... all conveninently sealed and locked away, much in the fashion of the irrelevant records he dug up and disclosed about his oponents and critics (from his state senate campaign, through Joe the Plumber and Ronmney's tax records).

The man is a fraud. Always was always will be. Worse is that even he has no clue what a total farce he is.

Posted by: Damiano at October 29, 2013 03:13 PM (j0wOO)

140 Like hold a job, balance a checkbook, memorize a
speech, recite any meaningful historical knowledge, pronounce simple
words, count to fifty....





Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at October 29, 2013 03:04 PM (4df7R)


See? That's why American students continue to fail: unachieveable standards!

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (x3YFz)

141 The footage of the gig is rumored to exist somewhere and is basically the Holy Grail for fans of the group.


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

Collecting sets of drinking glasses from gas stations in the 80s was more exciting.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (CJjw5)

142 >>>I came in on the IQ test somewhere between glue and fencepost.

Somehow I manage to dress myself.


Even better, you're teaching the next generation!

(I kid, I kid. Hey, what course do you teach anyway? Math/science or humanities? Could see you doing a history class -- a non-bullshit one, too -- but not anything lit-based.)

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (n/+FT)

143
Obama was born in 1961 and seems to fall more in the mold of the"If it feels good, fuck the future" attitude of the Baby Boomers thanuber-cynical Gen Xers.

Posted by: Foul Harold at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (m/WmK)

144 Face it, JeffB. Your Genesis fandom exists solely so you can justify owning three copies of 'No Jacket Required'.

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (tx6gn)

145 I heard Phish is playing The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in its entirety.

That's what my Deadhead cousin tells me, anyway.

Sounds interesting, but I doubt they could top The Musical Box's performance of that piece, complete with the original stage scenery, props and costumes.

Saw TMB play The Lamb a couple of years ago, and they killed.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel who's life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (7ObY1)

146 Well, let's see. The Bastard Son of a Whore Mother who has EXTREME Daddy issues doesn't make a good President? Who knew?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (32Ze2)

147 I just checked, I can join Mensa based on past test results. I suppose I would do it if I thought I could whip out my Mensa card and automatically win any argument, but I'm pretty sure anybody who whips out a Mensa card to win an argument would be an insufferable douche. So I shall remain cardless.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (ZshNr)

148 For Harry: http://tinyurl.com/n8k5z2o

Posted by: Reggie my balls are heavy with the sperm of Allah, please sodomize me so that I may spread his word. at October 29, 2013 03:15 PM (vHRtU)

149 In fairness to me, they were very, very large ones.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (/LeIm)


Go on . . . .

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies with whipped cream. at October 29, 2013 03:15 PM (VtjlW)

150 Absolutely no higher brain function whatsoever. It's a miracle these people can dress themselves.

It amazes me thatsome of them even made it out of the birth canal.

Posted by: Infidel at October 29, 2013 03:15 PM (O/fK8)

151 I knew where all 57 states were and their Capitals in Sixth Grade.

Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:15 PM (ujMoa)

152 Obama navigated us out of the great recession? WTF.

He navigated us like Amelia Earhart nagvigated the Pacific.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:15 PM (m2CN7)

153
"The president has other accomplishments — navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat"..............Huh? Yea, about that. 1979 called and it wants it's economy back.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (EnkwX)

154
>>Drinking alone has probably knocked off 50 IQ points for me. <<

Shit. You mean if I drank with somebody I'd still be smart?

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (A0sHn)

155 The ends justify the means.

Posted by: Saul at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (LaZum)

156 147
I just checked, I can join Mensa based on past test results. I suppose I
would do it if I thought I could whip out my Mensa card and
automatically win any argument, but I'm pretty sure anybody who whips
out a Mensa card to win an argument would be an insufferable douche. So I
shall remain cardless.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (ZshNr)


Pretty much a guaranteed way to get your ass kicked.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (x3YFz)

157 Posted by: Lincolntf at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (ZshNr)

LOL.... went to a Mensa Singles event in San Diego once....

Was SCARY.....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (lZBBB)

158 I came here on Frigate. With just a pack of smokes and two bucks in my pocket.

Posted by: dananjcon

I had to fcuking swim..., my scavenged cigarette butts got wet, and all I had a was a sixpence..., which I had to carry in my cheek.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (aDwsi)

159 The DC crowd will start to circle the wagons again soon, then the screwing of America will begin afresh.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (l3vZN)

160 110
So if I got a 1360 on SAT I am MENSA material? Anyway, that was long
ago. Drinking alone has probably knocked off 50 IQ points for me.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:07 PM (32Ze2)

Hell, mine was so long ago I think I had to chisel the answers on a stone tablet.

And I have no idea what I scored. Frankly, it just doesn't matter a damn.

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (3kDQa)

161
Richard Cohen has always seemed to me to be a few sandwiches shy of a picnic. He's the fellow who wrote a WaPo column a year or two back about being out riding on his bicycle when he had some sort of semi-religious epiphany about how wonderful The Lightworker.

And of course he's married to Katrina VanHeuvel (or some spelling like that) who is a big newshen over at The Nation, or NPR.

In short Richard Cohen has been sheepdipped in libtard shit for all his life. And now he goes full KKK on the black man in the White House? There's big trouble right there in Potomac River City.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (0fuCe)

162 Genesis was one of the best bands ever, until Gabriel and Hackett left.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (9T/th)

163 How do we know Obama ain't no genius? He wasnt even a black scholar for the national merit scholarship. And yes, it is ridiculous that the standards for black and hispanic scholars is lower than for the generic scholarship, I agree.

Posted by: Lauren at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (ELdpj)

164 I knew where all 57 states were and their Capitals in Sixth Grade.
Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:15 PM (ujMoa)

That's when I learned them also. Of course I had a top notch Louisiana edumacation.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:17 PM (m2CN7)

165 Money talks, and bullshit walks.

TFG version -- Your money walks, and all I do is bullshit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 29, 2013 03:17 PM (wNF3N)

166 154

>>Drinking alone has probably knocked off 50 IQ points for me. <<

Shit. You mean if I drank with somebody I'd still be smart?

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (A0sHn)


Depends. If it was James Clerk Maxwell, yes. Miley Cyrus, not so much.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:17 PM (x3YFz)

167 Wow, in the sidebar I learn Bill Bradley got a 485 on his verbal SAT. I got that beat!

Posted by: President For Life Obama at October 29, 2013 03:17 PM (Wp/g8)

168 Well,people thought the shitty economy FDR brought them was the new normal and that it would have been worse otherwise.

Posted by: steevy at October 29, 2013 03:17 PM (zqvg6)

169 >>>I dang near maxed out the math without ever taking Calculus.

There is no calculus on the SAT. (Not unless they've added it since I took it, at least.) There is algebra, order of operations, stats probability, and geometry. Much of it quite tricky near the end. But no calculus.

The quantitive stuff was always my weaker area. The verbal was easy. Perfect score on both the PSAT and SAT. Did a bit worse on the quant. There's a reason I became an attorney and not an engineer. (My dad, a physicist, was disappointed.)

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:18 PM (n/+FT)

170 That's when I learned them also. Of course I had a top notch Louisiana edumacation.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:17 PM (m2CN7)


God Bless Thibedeuax!

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:18 PM (x3YFz)

171 The president has other accomplishments — navigating out of the Great Recession was no minor feat


He's just trolling now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 29, 2013 03:18 PM (8ZskC)

172 universities have realized that race based AA is going to get thrown out sooner or later, so now they are basing admissions in part on class

like asking if you are from a single parent home and or low income

see, by that criteria, special snowflakes like the JEF could still get coddled

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:18 PM (zOTsN)

173 Next week they will be hawking Hillary and telling us "it's time, for no other reason than "it's time",

Ugh. I hate that bitch.

Many. Flaming. Nuclear. Explosions.

Many.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at October 29, 2013 03:19 PM (/LeIm)

174 >>>Genesis was one of the best bands ever, until Gabriel and Hackett left.

Hell, they were great quite awhile after that as well. I'd say until 1983. The self-titled album (the one with "Mama") is their last great one, and it's all downhill from there.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:19 PM (n/+FT)

175 The quantitive stuff was always my weaker area. The
verbal was easy. Perfect score on both the PSAT and SAT. Did a bit worse
on the quant. There's a reason I became an attorney and not an
engineer. (My dad, a physicist, was disappointed.)


Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his
life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:18 PM (n/+FT)

I never did take the SAT. ACT composite was a 28. Which, coupled with a stern look and $1.50, gets you 1 cup of coffee.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:19 PM (x3YFz)

176
(My dad, a physicist, was disappointed.)


You don't think the Bowie worship had anything to do with that?

Posted by: garrett at October 29, 2013 03:19 PM (tx6gn)

177 Oreo Jesus is his own Father.

Posted by: Reggie my balls are heavy with the sperm of Allah, please sodomize me so that I may spread his word. at October 29, 2013 03:19 PM (vHRtU)

178 162 Genesis was one of the best bands ever, until Gabriel and Hackett left.


Yep, all downhill after Hackett left following Wind & Wuthering. They had a great run though.

My dream concert would have been to see them in the early 70s touring with Van der Graaf Generator. Holy fucking shit would that have been cool.

But I was born too late, and only got to see Genesis with Phil Phucking Collins out front.

Hackett's still touring his Genesis Revisited. I gotta catch them.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel who's life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:20 PM (7ObY1)

179 The footage of the gig is rumored to exist somewhere and is basically the Holy Grail for fans of the group.

Oh hell yeah! Fucking footage of Genesis AND Yoko Ono?!! Fuckin' A man, I'm going to put the word out on Myspace and see if any of my peeps can track this down.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at October 29, 2013 03:20 PM (+lsX1)

180 146
Well, let's see. The Bastard Son of a Whore Mother who has EXTREME Daddy issues doesn't make a good President? Who knew?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (32Ze2)

Perfect recipe for the little bottom he is.

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:20 PM (3kDQa)

181

LOL.... went to a Mensa Singles event in San Diego once....

Was SCARY.....

---

Was it like the "speed dating" event in 40 Year Old Virgin?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2013 03:20 PM (/Crba)

182 I suppose I would do it if I thought I could whip out my Mensa card and automatically win any argument, but I'm pretty sure anybody who whips out a Mensa card to win an argument


gets an atomic wedgie from the smallest girl in the room.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 29, 2013 03:20 PM (NKBxV)

183 Genesis is the Chris Angel of rock bands

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (32Ze2)

184 I had an interview with Arthur Andersen after I got out of grad school. He asked my what my SAT was. I asked if he was serious, as I took it as a sophomore in high school, and had a bachelors, masters, GMAT, GRE and LSAT to look at. He said no, he was serious. I told him that it was clear that I could never work for someone who was that anal, and ended the interview to his surprise.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (9T/th)

185

weaselzippers h/t'd Ace

good

spread the fire

http://tinyurl.com/mfo52lb

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (IXrOn)

186 Damn, our emperor sure is looking, er, naked! Who stole his lovely new clothes?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (JRmiD)

187 Perfect score on both the PSAT and SAT. Did a bit worse

on the quant. There's a reason I became an attorney and not an

engineer. (My dad, a physicist, was disappointed.)




Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his

life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:18 PM (n/+FT)

And we physicists teach first principles and quantitative problem solving so I understand. "Anyone can look up an equation, but do you get the first principles!?"

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (x3YFz)

188 Obama succeeded in becoming president because Americans confuse glibness with intelligence.


But I don't think he's even glib. Away from the teleprompter he's got nothin'. He didn't write his most famous book, he didn't do anything as the HLR "editor," he didn't do much of anything but fall into the company of the right Alinskites about him at the right time. He sure didn't learn anything as a Constitutional law adjunct. At most, I guess he's charismatic in person. If I met him at a party and didn't know who he was and what he'd done, I guess I'd walk away thinking, "Well, I guess he's kind of a pleasant guy..."

I've honestly been thinking hard about his "accomplishments" and really all I can come up with is 1) he didn't fuck up the bin Laden raid, by dint of not being around to stop it 2) If you are pro-gay agenda, DADT was stopped. But that of course is dubious.

Otherwise I got nothin,

He will be known as the man who could have done a great deal to effect racial healing and moving the economy forward. He threw it away with both hands on petty Chicago tactics and his own narcissism. This will have, in my humble opinion, eternal consequences for him.

Posted by: Filly at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (gr/p1)

189 >>>Oh hell yeah! Fucking footage of Genesis AND Yoko Ono?!! Fuckin' A
man, I'm going to put the word out on Myspace and see if any of my peeps
can track this down.


I'm assuming you knew what I meant to say, but to clarify: they didn't play WITH her, they were an undercard on a show where she was headlining.

Fun fact: another one of the undercards on that same show: a young David Bowie, slumming around for success after "Space Oddity" and not getting much of anywhere.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:22 PM (n/+FT)

190 Phil Collins was singly the cause of the downfall of Western Civilization.

Posted by: Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:22 PM (ujMoa)

191 SAT is now broken into critical reading, writing and math

eldest thunder just got a perfect 800 on critical reading

yes, I am a asshole for telling, but just so proud

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:22 PM (zOTsN)

192
When did that happen. Like his pal FDR he has changed a recession into a depression with run-away unemployment and inflation.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2013 02:53 PM (zZbNF)


I gasped at that one myself. Then I remembered. In Washington DC, everything is going like gang busters.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 29, 2013 03:22 PM (bb5+k)

193 General comment of the day: Every time I think we might win, someone at NRO makes me realize we probably won't. Oh well. You can't convince people who only want absolute evidence.

Posted by: T. at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (G7XCz)

194 I heard Phish is playing The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in its entirety.
That's whatmyDeadhead cousintells me, anyway.
Sounds interesting, but I doubt they could top The Musical Box's performance of that piece, complete with the original stage scenery, props and costumes.
Saw TMB play The Lamb a couple of years ago, and they killed.
Posted by: BlueStateRebel who's life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (7ObY1)




What will be this Halloween's musical costume is the big question? Another thought I've seen is the Thriller album as its the 30th anniversary. Whatever they play, I can't friggin wait cause I'll be there!

Posted by: mugiwara at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (6FnIo)

195 Do you like Phil Collins?

Posted by: Pat Bateman at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (9BzPJ)

196 I never did take the SAT. ACT composite was a 28. Which, coupled with a stern look and $1.50, gets you 1 cup of coffee.
Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:19 PM (x3YFz)

Now you really confirmed you're a Louisiana boy . At least you gave two reasons for me to think that.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (m2CN7)

197 Anger and humiliation. They put their names, their reputations on the line, they went to bat for this again and again. They did everything they could. They believed. And this ObamaScare smoldering wreck amounts to a betrayal. That is going to be sinking through. I wonder if they will be able to muster the will to close ranks any longer in the face of this?

As the Style Book often reminds us, Paul Krugman was a paid financial adviser ... to ENRON!

Shame is not in the liberals DNA.

Posted by: toby928© dispenses the stereotypes in service to the point at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (QupBk)

198 "Seven Days in May" keeps popping into my head

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2013 03:24 PM (t3UFN)

199
184I had an interview with Arthur Andersen after I got out of grad school. He asked my what my SAT was. I asked if he was serious, as I took it as a sophomore in high school, and had a bachelors, masters, GMAT, GRE and LSAT to look at. He said no, he was serious. I told him that it was clear that I could never work for someone who was that anal, and ended the interview to his surprise.

---

When was this interview? 80s? 90s? 2000 or 2001?

I ask because one of my college classmates had a guaranteed job from Andersen going into her senior year, having interned for them over the Summer. Then Enron happened.

She still got picked up by Reliant, where she'd been doing her internship for Andersen, but it was a big example of how quickly the winds of change can get you.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2013 03:24 PM (/Crba)

200 yes, I am a asshole for telling, but just so proud

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:22 PM (zOTsN)


^5 you and your superior genes!

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:24 PM (x3YFz)

201
It amazes me thatsome of them even made it out of the birth canal.
Posted by: Infidel at October 29, 2013 03:15 PM (O/fK

The only way to get someone under 26 years old out anymore is having an abortion.

Fortunately abortions are free under Obamacare.

Posted by: Damiano at October 29, 2013 03:24 PM (j0wOO)

202 Speaking of Phil Collins, I want this playing behind TruCon Cat:

http://youtu.be/xLpfbcXTeo8

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies with whipped cream. at October 29, 2013 03:24 PM (VtjlW)

203 I always got distracted by boobehs and lost all academic interest at that point.



In fairness to me, they were very, very large ones.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at October 29, 2013 03:10 PM (/LeIm)

Ah, a familiar story. I was supposed to go to Devry university, took the entrance tests and passed. Right after that I ended up in a metal band at 18, started gigging, and discovered all the wonderful big haired leather clad metal chicks that were...eager. Yeah, I never did show up at devry. The boobs did me in.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Div at October 29, 2013 03:24 PM (FMbng)

204
I knew this douchebag graduate student who bragged that he would make a great, excellent, world-class scientist because he wrote long emails.

I still have a hate for that dude. Showed up to a football game wearing Jackie O sunglasses...such an idiot.

Had a pretty hot, crazy, wife though.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Commissar at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (HQml1)

205 I would not classify Obama as a Boomer even though he was born in 1961. His mother was not from the WWII generation. She was born in 1942.
Posted by: rockmom at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (Q4elb)

I was alsoborn in 1961, a few months older than the President. I don't think the labels 'baby boomer' or 'generation X' or whatever really apply to our age group: too young to serve in Vietnam yet old enough to remember with horror things like leisure suits and disco. I also think these generational labels are misleading, although 'baby boomer' does actually describe a demographic/socioeconomic phenomenon; i.e., the baby boom of the post-WWII era.

Posted by: troyriser at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (V9ol4)

206 Now you really confirmed you're a Louisiana boy . At least you gave two reasons for me to think that.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (m2CN7)


Texas. But close enough to speak Cajun

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (x3YFz)

207 Did Oreo Jesus smoke so much weed as self-medication to overcome his gay-shame, or did being gay open otherdoors that led him to his heavy drug use?

Posted by: Reggie my balls are heavy with the sperm of Allah, please sodomize me so that I may spread his word. at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (vHRtU)

208 The SAT has been significantly watered-down in the last 10 years.

Posted by: brak at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (NaTky)

209 When was this interview? 80s? 90s? 2000 or 2001?
-
Early 90s. I never looked back, but when Enron happened, I did laugh about it. Forest meet trees kind of thing.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (9T/th)

210 As far as Puppet mistress Val jarret's comments on Obama's boredom:

"In general, the narcissists are very impatient, easily bored, with strong attention deficits while facing practical life situations.... They believe that, whatever goes wrong is always caused by external forces, of which, they believe to be a victim; means they often remain paranoid with their external circumstances."

from the internet

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 29, 2013 03:26 PM (23Kgq)

211 195
Do you like Phil Collins?


Posted by: Pat Bateman at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (9BzPJ)


As a moving target? He'll do. As a singer? Whines too much.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:26 PM (x3YFz)

212 I am starting to wonder if the Obama administration has actually read the ACA (to see what's in it). It would be just as easy for this administration to simply ignore such a complex piece of legislation and implement that regulations as it envisioned the law, rather than as it is actually written. After all, who would actually object, other than the right-wing republican nut-jobs?

I am being told that not only did Obama clearly say that if you like your health care insurance, then you can keep it, but the law, embodied in the ACA, explicitly says the same thing. I have no idea how that can be interpreted into contradictory regulations.

There are only two explanation:
First, the writers of the regulation are ignoring the legislation and writing regs that fit their own world view.

Second, Obama and his staff knowingly disregard and overrule written laws for their own purposes (as they do with gun-running, as they do with border control).

I just can't see any intelligent person going with the second choice, given the political fallout that would ensue. No one is that incompetent, to knowingly shoot themselves in the head like that. Are they?

Furthermore, Obama is totally out to lunch when it comes to getting involved in details. He is completely uninterested in knowing the real-world cause-and-effect relationships that come out of the regulation writing. I have said before that he is the laziest president we have ever seen.

In either case, this law and its implementation have created a head wound that won't go away.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at October 29, 2013 03:26 PM (qZr+9)

213 Yeah, I never did show up at devry. The boobs did me in.

You choose... well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 29, 2013 03:26 PM (4WhSY)

214 Navigating out of that La Brea tar-pit was no minor feat, and also racist.

Posted by: T-Rex at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (VndSC)

215 Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:22 PM (zOTsN)

Any test that has that many people getting a perfect score on, is not a good test to determine how smart people are...

If the Test writers are not as good as the test takers... there are problems...

I once got a perfect score, on an IQ test... looked at the guy proctoring it, and suddenly understood that concept...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (lZBBB)

216 Texas. But close enough to speak Cajun



Beaumont? Orange? Golden Triangle?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (NKBxV)

217
207Did Oreo Jesus smoke so much weed as self-medication to overcome his gay-shame, or did being gay open otherdoors that led him to his heavy drug use?

---

I'm guessing that the two are heavily related. I have a feeling that he was smuggling dope out of Pakistan in his asshole in the early 80s.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (/Crba)

218 143
Obama was born in 1961 and seems to fall more in the mold of the"If it feels good, fuck the future" attitude of the Baby Boomers thanuber-cynical Gen Xers.
Posted by: Foul Harold at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (m/WmK)
------------------
Ah. The Baby Boomers, the generation that voted for McCain and Romney, the generation that was NOT entranced with the Lightworker?
Gen Xers, OTOH, those "cynical" sophisticates, fell for him like a ton of bricks.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (dfYL9)

219 Hrm.
http://is.gd/sR2Dqf

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (ZKzrr)

220 208
The SAT has been significantly watered-down in the last 10 years.

Posted by: brak at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (NaTky)


Can't hurt anyone's feelings, after all.
Most tests have taken a digger. The tests to become an architect used to last four days, including a 12-hour design challenge you drew by hand. Now, it's all on the computer, you can take it piecemeal, and everybody passes, unless you are a complete dipshit.
Means those of us who actually did the work are completely devalued.

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (3kDQa)

221 I told you I was an asshole

hey if Ace got h/t, do we have to clean up the language in the comments?

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (zOTsN)

222 I knew what Obama and his cronies were from square one, and so did many others, but a whole bunch of suggestible people did not, because they were propagandized into thinking he was some thing else, and his programs were something other than what they really are.

I don't want to make the media look stupid - I want to get even. I want retribution. I want to see some bankruptcies and people shitcanned and living in cardboard boxes under bridges. I want to seesome big papers and networks go tits-up.

TOP GUN AIR BOSS: "I want some... BUTTS!!"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 29, 2013 03:28 PM (b9fEe)

223 221
I told you I was an asshole



hey if Ace got h/t, do we have to clean up the language in the comments?

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (zOTsN)


fuckin' probably.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:28 PM (x3YFz)

224 I'm guessing that the two are heavily related. I
have a feeling that he was smuggling dope out of Pakistan in his asshole
in the early 80s.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (/Crba)


That'll loosen ya up for a future of public service.

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:28 PM (3kDQa)

225 Before the ACA, Sussudio was the most heinous thing inflected on the American people.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 29, 2013 03:29 PM (IV4od)

226 190 Boss Moss the Redskin Savage at October 29, 2013 03:22 PM (ujMoa)

I was gonna blame Huey Lewis...but "okay"...

Posted by: sven at October 29, 2013 03:29 PM (9jfyN)

227 Shame is not in the liberals DNA.
Posted by: toby928© dispenses the stereotypes in service to the point at October 29, 2013 03:23 PM (QupBk)

There is no need for shame if you can convince yourself that you were betrayed.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get Your Vitriolic Harangues At The Outrage Outlet at October 29, 2013 03:29 PM (hLRSq)

228 Well, let's see. The Bastard Son of a Whore Mother who has EXTREME Daddy issues doesn't make a good President? Who knew?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (32Ze2)


You really don't belong in the Free State.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (l3vZN)

229 "Obama was the better candidate, but he had, by far, the better organization."

This stuff from liberals in the media just pisses me off. He was not a better candidate than Mitt Romney. Romney had major, real world accomplishments, particularly in business and management. Obama had accomplished absolutely nothing, other than getting a couple of university degrees with the help of affirmative action. There's a reason that having the highest grade point average is no longer a requirement for being president of the Harvard Law Review.

How dumb do you have to be to think that someone is "cerebral" based on the fact that he can read a speech that someone else wrote really well. These media people are even dumber than Obama.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (OFQfu)

230 Hey Heather, since you are here, I was thinking that we should lobby for a special quilting and gardening thread come Sunday....

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (3kDQa)

231 MENSA people always strike me as resembling cult members who have been fed carbohydrate-only diets. They all have shark eyes. They blink and see, but they are so inwardly focused that the real world doesn't quite make it through.

A MENSA acquaintance once showed up at a party wearing a t-shirt with a large bar code printed on it. I made the comment that I found interesting the fact that the bar code produced the same binary code left-to-right as right-to-left. He said, "That's the stupidest thing thing I ever heard anyone say."

I later provided the hard data to him, and asked if he had any idea what might be the stupidest thing anyone had ever said to me. We never spoke after that. I suppose his ego was bruised.

There is no shortage of ego where intelligent people are concerned. They often trip over it, because they are accustomed to being the smartest one in the room. The problem is, intellect rarely triumphs over experience, and ignorance is no respecter of intelligence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (aDwsi)

232



hey if Ace got h/t, do we have to clean up the language in the comments?



Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (zOTsN)


Ever see the movie Jarhead? Where the Marines are playing football in full MOP gear, and once they see the cameras, within 15 seconds they're stripped half-naked and dry humping each other?

That.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (x3YFz)

233 Texas. But close enough to speak Cajun
Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:25 PM (x3YFz)

Did Texas also just administer the ACT and not the SAT like Louisiana back in the late 70's early 80s? I did not know that. I assume Louisiana now does the SAT.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:31 PM (m2CN7)

234 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at October 29, 2013 03:31 PM (NKBxV)

235
The man is a fraud. Always was always will be. Worse is that even he has no clue what a total farce he is.

Posted by: Damiano at October 29, 2013 03:13 PM (j0wOO)


I think his whole life and persona are created and programmed, just so he could be in the position he's in while the actual president (Jarrett?) makes the decisions. But that sounds crazy, doesn't it?

Posted by: baldilocks at October 29, 2013 03:31 PM (Tnlh/)

236 218 Margarita DeVille at October 29, 2013 03:27 PM (dfYL9)

Not my experience, but I lack hard numbers...

my peer group mostly shrugged....

Posted by: sven at October 29, 2013 03:31 PM (9jfyN)

237 I always felt that the liberals would turn on Obama if it began to look like he was incompetent. Too much of a hit on their natural vanity.

Posted by: Caliban at October 29, 2013 03:31 PM (DrC22)

238 Ever see the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus?

A once in a lifetime jam with John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, and Yoko Fucking Ono wanders onstage, screeches for 15 minutes and ruins the whole thing.

There's some violin dude on stage as part of the jam, and his looks at Ono are priceless. You can see in his face he's wondering who this no-talent byatch is and why she's on stage with some of the greats.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel who's life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:31 PM (7ObY1)

239 I was thinking that we should lobby for a special quilting and gardening thread come Sunday....

I'm down.

there's also an 'ette crafty forum on Ravelry, but it's kind of dead these days.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at October 29, 2013 03:32 PM (ZKzrr)

240 Did Texas also just administer the ACT and not the
SAT like Louisiana back in the late 70's early 80s? I did not know that.
I assume Louisiana now does the SAT.





Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:31 PM (m2CN7)


We had a choice: ACT or SAT and our "counselor" made the choice for us, loaded us on a bus and off we went to take it. I believe I was hung over.

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:32 PM (x3YFz)

241
Did Texas also just administer the ACT and not the SAT like Louisiana back in the late 70's early 80s? I did not know that. I assume Louisiana now does the SAT.

---

Louisiana administers the SAT. They just tend to prefer the ACT heavily when weighing admissions for the various state schools.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2013 03:33 PM (/Crba)

242 The problem is, intellect rarely triumphs over experience, and ignorance is no respecter of intelligence.


Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (aDwsi)


But the Educated idiot is also a danger... the one who can spout fact, but really does not understand what it means...

And don't even get me started on credentialism.... especially in Education...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2013 03:33 PM (lZBBB)

243 238Ever see the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus?

A once in a lifetime jam with John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, and Yoko Fucking Ono wanders onstage, screeches for 15 minutes and ruins the whole thing.

There's some violin dude on stage as part of the jam, and his looks at Ono are priceless. You can see in his face he's wondering who this no-talent byatch is and why she's on stage with some of the greats.---Well, at least we know who she was fucking.

Posted by: Zombie John Lennon at October 29, 2013 03:34 PM (/Crba)

244 Well, let's see. The Bastard Son of a Whore Mother who has EXTREME Daddy issues doesn't make a good President? Who knew?

Posted by: Truck Monkey
---------------------------------

Devoid of *any* real experience, a one paragraph resume as an agitator, and no real relationship to the American experience.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:34 PM (aDwsi)

245 240 tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:32 PM (x3YFz)

a lot of us were....

I took the ACT.

Posted by: sven at October 29, 2013 03:34 PM (9jfyN)

246 I took the ACT. I had forgotten about it until a classmate told me the night before the test at a kegger in the woods. I don't even remember my score

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:34 PM (zOTsN)

247 Characteristics of Narcissist Personality, Disorder: Are there any of these Obama doesn't exhibit?:


Believing that you're better than others

Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness

Exaggerating your achievements or talents

Expecting constant praise and admiration

Believing that you're special and acting accordingly

Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings

Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans

Taking advantage of others

Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior

Being jealous of others

Believing that others are jealous of you

Trouble keeping healthy relationships (Well, we don't know about this one)


Setting unrealistic goals

Being easily hurt and rejected

Having a fragile self-esteem

Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 29, 2013 03:34 PM (23Kgq)

248 There is no shortage of ego where intelligent people
are concerned. They often trip over it, because they are accustomed to
being the smartest one in the room. The problem is, intellect rarely
triumphs over experience, and ignorance is no respecter of intelligence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (aDwsi)

I have a family full of them. Most haven't a lick of common sense. I really don't care if they are studying arcane linguistics in elementary school, or doing string theory in middle school. If they can't remember to flush the toilet when they are done using it, or bathe, or brush their teeth, then they don't deserve to flourish in society.

And they don't. One kid has a doctorate and is living with his equally useless Mensa parents. My sister hasn't washed her frizzy, blond to gray disgusting mat of hair in 10 years, let alone cut it. Her husband refuses to wear shoes, anywhere, which means this summer he walked barefoot through goose shit and then came home and walked all around my parents' house without washing.

Hippies are cleaner and more capable than these Mensa fools.

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:34 PM (3kDQa)

249
They all wanted to have sex with him, especially the men. It's that simple.



Now they are all disappointed to discover his white half.

Posted by: toby928© dispenses the stereotypes in service to the point at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (QupBk)










Below the waist, right?

Yeah, I denounce myself.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 29, 2013 03:35 PM (TIIx5)

250 188 ---"....He will be known as the man who could have done a great deal to effect racial healing and moving the economy forward. He threw it away with both hands on petty Chicago tactics and his own narcissism."

Posted by: Filly at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (gr/p1)
---------------------------
He really COULD have done a lot to bring races together.
I could forgive him a whole lot of things if he had done that. But no. He not only threw the opportunity away but ratcheted up racial animosity for the sake of raw power.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 29, 2013 03:35 PM (dfYL9)

251 243 Zombie John Lennon at October 29, 2013 03:34 PM (/Crba)

She was fucking everyone in the audience bud....EVERYONE in the audience.

Posted by: sven at October 29, 2013 03:35 PM (9jfyN)

252 But the Educated idiot is also a danger... the one who can spout fact, but really does not understand what it means...
--------------------

No need to get personal...

Posted by: Robert Reich at October 29, 2013 03:35 PM (aDwsi)

253
Alright, fine then. I give in, I'll admit it, you're right: I'm a fucking super-genius. Won't fight you any further on the question of acknowledging my intellectual awesomeness.

Posted by: Jeff B. started listening to that fine fine music and his life was saved by rock and roll at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (n/+FT)



Every time I think about a "super genius" Robert McNamara" the "Wunderkind" comes to mind.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 29, 2013 03:35 PM (bb5+k)

254

i don't think he micromanages either. He barely manages, period, never mind "micro."



I expect that he’s a helicopter micromanager. Completely unavailable
when needed to make big decisions, then helicopters in at the worst
possible time to offer inane directives on the little ones.

Posted by: Paid for by Citizens for Clyde the Orangutan at October 29, 2013 03:01 PM (QF8uk)








Nah, more like a seagull micromanager.

Flies in, shits all over everything, flies out again.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 29, 2013 03:36 PM (TIIx5)

255 Tangonine, are you, by any chance, from the Golden Triangle?

Posted by: no good deed at October 29, 2013 03:36 PM (k55Fc)

256 147
I just checked, I can join Mensa based on past test results. I suppose I
would do it if I thought I could whip out my Mensa card and
automatically win any argument, but I'm pretty sure anybody who whips
out a Mensa card to win an argument would be an insufferable douche. So I
shall remain cardless.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 29, 2013 03:14 PM (ZshNr)
I could join also.Since we were both military linguists, we have seen enough insufferable douchebaggery in our time. Pass.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 29, 2013 03:36 PM (Tnlh/)

257 Fen you have cracked the code

how is your neighbor Sue?

Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:37 PM (zOTsN)

258
Since we were both military linguists, we have seen enough insufferable douchebaggery in our time. Pass.

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Are y'all cunning linguists?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 29, 2013 03:37 PM (/Crba)

259 Flies in, shits all over everything, flies out again.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 29, 2013 03:36 PM (TIIx5)

You forgot the part where they make off with all the french fries first.

Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:37 PM (3kDQa)

260
In a word, Barry is Lazy!
L A Z Y
Lazy.

Posted by: Assman at October 29, 2013 03:37 PM (GBl2T)

261 You really don't belong in the Free State.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 29, 2013 03:30 PM (l3vZN)
------------------------
I came from MN. I don't think I could go back there either.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:38 PM (32Ze2)

262 The proudest I've ever been regard to test taking was passing the Louisiana Real Estate test on the first try when I was 20 years old (trying to pad my college resume) . Average was three tries before passing. It was a combo of Common Law and Napoleonic property law. It was also multiple choice of the A,B,C,D type with the added selection of A and Cor B and D or none of the above.

I learned that other states had tests that fifth graders could pass and my license meant nothing as an accomplishment outside of Louisiana.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:38 PM (m2CN7)

263
This is the narrative about Obama I hear all the time now from my leftist relatives forced to deal with his failure. It's never that he's the radical, Alinsky apostle dedicated to crashing the system. It's that he's an attenuated and timorous "Neville Chamberlain," too cautious, too beholden to evil fat rich white men. These people simply cannot face who he is because that would mean facing the truth and failure of of radicalism.

Posted by: rrpjr at October 29, 2013 03:02 PM (hd0NC)



It would mean that they would have to admit to being IDIOTS.

People simply cannot stomach the thought of having been so badly, so humiliatingly wrong.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 29, 2013 03:39 PM (bb5+k)

264 JeffB is a regular Will Hunting James Bond only better.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2013 03:39 PM (m2CN7)

265
Flies in, shits all over everything, flies out again.




Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 29, 2013 03:36 PM (TIIx5)

You forgot the part where they make off with all the french fries first.


Posted by: tcn at October 29, 2013 03:37 PM (3kDQa)








Heh.

Not to mention pulling out half the trash in the dumpster and flinging it about while going for the fries.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 29, 2013 03:40 PM (TIIx5)

266 Okay. I'm back. Now, where were we?

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2013 03:40 PM (XwUBy)

267 ace, check out Cohen's piece about Bubba's pardons on leaving office. I apologize for not providing a link.

That article is typical of Cohen's crap.

He likes to bitch about things as long as no trouble comes his way.

The best part of the Bubba piece is Cohen's complaint that the pardons made Cohen look stupid.

No, dude, Bubba had nothing to do with that.

Posted by: eman at October 29, 2013 03:41 PM (6OK8d)

268
And we physicists teach first principles and quantitative problem solving so I understand. "Anyone can look up an equation, but do you get the first principles!?"

Posted by: tangonine at October 29, 2013 03:21 PM (x3YFz)


One of my long running arguments against lawyers is that too much of Judicial law is based on precedent instead of first principles.


When a precedent gets it wrong, all the subsequent squadrons of benches fly into the ground too.


And this is where I point out that the Wong Kim Ark court is the same court which had previously ruled on Plessy v Ferguson.


The Benches have been flying into the ground on that one ever since.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at October 29, 2013 03:42 PM (bb5+k)

269 >>There is no shortage of ego where intelligent people are concerned. They
often trip over it, because they are accustomed to being the smartest
one in the room. The problem is, intellect rarely triumphs over
experience, and ignorance is no respecter of intelligence.

I don't think Obama is really that smart (all of his ideas are decades old and he has no ability to learn from mistakes or new information). It's just that he's been told he's the smartest, bestest, most special snowflake all his life and so he believes it. It helps that people like Jarrett have latched on to him because of his Chauncey Gardner-like skill at saying such vague things that everyone thinks he agrees with him, and he's got the whole "compelling life story" stuff that makes people feel good about supporting him. She's likely protected him from people who might reveal his true shallow, unintelligent self.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 29, 2013 03:43 PM (JRmiD)

270 Posted by: thunderb at October 29, 2013 03:37 PM (zOTsN)

Thanks very much for asking. She's actually a neighbor of a woman in the church I serve. She had a stroke-bleeding in her brain stem. Can't talk or open her eyes and they're waiting too see if medicine and healing mechanisms in the body can dissolve the clot. What a very difficult situation. The congregation member who got the call for help said it took the EMS-which was a local volunteer one 15 minutes to show up and the police that re came were 7 minutes away didn't come until after the EMS got there.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 29, 2013 03:44 PM (23Kgq)

271 I am actually having a thoughtful Obamacare discussion on FB. I am in a state of shock. No feces flinging or howling monkey jawing going on. Let's see how long it lasts.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2013 03:48 PM (32Ze2)

272 Lizzy - My comment only applied to MENSA folk, as a generality. As with all generalities it is not true in every case.

At any rate I was not commenting on Obama. Aside from Jarrett and those who are star-struck, and the throne-sniffers I do not believe many thoughtful people regard Obama as particularly bright. He is certainly a swamp of ignorance, however bright he may or may not be.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:50 PM (aDwsi)

273
Are y'all cunning linguists?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 29, 2013 03:37 PM (/Crba)
Sorry, honey. I like my humans three-legged. And even if I didn't...pass. You're too ugly.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 29, 2013 03:50 PM (Tnlh/)

274 >> My comment only applied to MENSA folk, as a generality. As with all generalities it is not true in every case.

Oops! I agree with you though - my BIL is wicked smart (and not a jerk about it) but can have some serious lapses in common sense.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 29, 2013 03:53 PM (JRmiD)

275 OK, 15:00, Jose Cuervo ACTIVATE! Gimmie a break it's my afternoon off...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at October 29, 2013 04:00 PM (vHRtU)

276
218 Ah. The Baby Boomers, the generation that voted for McCain and Romney, the generation that was NOT entranced with the Lightworker? Gen Xers, OTOH, those "cynical" sophisticates, fell for him like a ton of bricks.


I think you have your generations confused. It was the Millenials, the GenYers who voted overwhelmingly for Obama. The spread between the Boomers and GenX was only about 5points. In any event, I was referring more to the general characteristics which defined each generation, specifically the hardcore leftist activism of young Boomers and Obama's role in continuation of such. GenX has no such history.

Posted by: Foul Harold at October 29, 2013 04:05 PM (m/WmK)

277 SCOAMF is a boomer. The last boomers were born around 66-67. Then we cynics of the cycle Gen X.

Posted by: ginaswo at October 29, 2013 04:11 PM (1UMEw)

278 Another person probably not in MENSA:


"Valerie Jarrett: Obamacare doesn’t force you off your plan; your insurance company does, by complying with Obamacare!"

Headline at "HotAir"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 29, 2013 04:12 PM (23Kgq)

279 I just realized something about the journo who praised O's pants crease: he must be a racist; he couldn't find *anything* of substance to compliment O about? He literally couldn't think of anything *else* to compliment him on? He resorted to praising his clothing... sounds like a back-handed compliment to me.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at October 29, 2013 05:15 PM (KL49F)

280 Let's be real. He was elected because he is half Black, seemed smart (with a lot of PR), was presentable and had nothing in his background bad enough that the Media couldn't spin it away.

He's an Affirmative Action Hire.

The Democrat/Liberals know that. It's why any criticism is met with cries of "Racist" or "Racism".

Since he was elected because of his color it seems logical that people no don't like him because of his color.

It's all he's ever had going for him. (other than a lucky streak that has the Universe coming unbalanced)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at October 29, 2013 05:34 PM (lAZep)

281 Oh. Pet Peeve:

People who claim someone born in the '60's is a Boomer.

BZZZZZZZ WRONG!!!

I know a lot of liberal wonks out there like to say this but the term "Baby Boomer" refers to the off spring that were birthed immediately after those who went to war came back home and started ckufing their brains out.

Tops it applies to someone born no later than 52-56 (to allow for those that went to college before having a family)

So enough with the '60's babies being boomers.

And take a look at any birth graph and you'll see that births start declining back to normal levels about that time also.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at October 29, 2013 05:39 PM (lAZep)

282 It' kinda kewt that the WAPO goof thinks that, economically-speaking, Obama restored the status quo.

Posted by: Buddha at October 29, 2013 06:07 PM (8NlUk)

283 I had to fcuking swim..., my scavenged cigarette butts got wet, and all I had a was a sixpence..., which I had to carry in my cheek.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at October 29, 2013 03:16 PM (aDwsi)


Luxury. I had to seek out used pipe tobacco and roll it in wet toilet tissue. All I had was a tuppence and I had to hold it in between my ass cheeks.

Posted by: Bill H at October 29, 2013 06:19 PM (3sZO1)

284 Cohen's a reliable liberal but then from time to time goes off the reservation. Most memorably in December of 2000 where he called for Gore to drop the bid for the Presidency for solidarity reasons.

Of course Gore didn't take Cohen's advice.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at October 29, 2013 11:40 PM (7v8o1)

285 Sad thing is that Richard Cohen is considered a reactionary by most of the mainstream "progressives." No deviation from approved thought patterns is allowed.

Posted by: Peej at October 30, 2013 08:28 AM (ctaN6)

286 When 90 million people -- about 20-25% of the entire population of the U.S., and about 75% of the population of the country in 1932 -- can't find work, you're not out of any recession, Choom Boy. You've kept us in a steadily worsening GreatER Depression.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 30, 2013 01:02 PM (BDU/a)






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