Friday, June 10, 2011

Obama:"What, Me Worry?" And Other News

That would be the Obama Administration response to the economic crisis in which we find ourselves. Oh, wait - I'm sorry, I meant to say the "bump in the road" we are enduring. Pay no attention to the rising unemployment numbers, the falling number of jobs created, or the continuing decline of housing market. I mean, it isn't like this is a permanent thing, right? Just a little "bump in the road." It isn't like we are going into a double dip recession or anything. That must be true, because Obama said so just the other day! Have no fear, Obama doesn't. So, no worries, people. It's all good, right? ("Mad Magazine"

And for those of you who are unemployed - and that would be a boatload of you since unemployment is on the rise - do I ever have a task for you! Well, actually, the New York Times and the Washington Post have jobs for you. See, back in 2008, once Palin was nominated to be the Republican VP, a whole bunch of sites, including Mother Jones, made a FOIA request for Palin's emails. Those emails have now been released - all 24,000 of them - and the Times and Post want YOU to help them find any dirt to be found there.

Before I go on with the duties of the position, I have to ask: media sites filed FOIAs for Palin's email back in 2008? Yes, indeed they did. From the very beginning, they set out to dig up anything they could possibly find on the very popular Governor of Alaska. Apparently, because Palin is just a girl, think that the First Dude was the one doing all of the work. Sexist pigs, the lot of them.

Oh, if only they had bothered to do the same with the man sitting in the White House (unless he is out on the golf course), making a wreck of the country but no - it is much more fun to try and destroy someone for no other reason than sheer derangement syndrome, which overcame these sites very quickly, I must say. (Isn't there some kind of vaccination for that kind of lunacy? Just wondering.)

Okay, back to the NY Times job description:
[snip] We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple form to describe the nature of the e-mail, and provide a name and e-mail address so we’ll know who should get the credit. Join us here on Friday afternoon and into the weekend to participate.

What you will see when you click on the link is that the title REALLY is, "Help Us INVESTIGATE the Sarah Palin Email Records."

Not to be outdone is the Washington Post:
[snip] Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from former Alaska governorSarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. That's a lot of e-mail for us to review so we're looking for some help from Fix readers to analyze, contextualize, and research those e-mails right alongside Post reporters over the days following the release.

We are limiting this to just 100 spots for people who will work collaboratively in small teams to surface the most important information from the e-mails. Participants can join from anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection.

If you need inspiration before getting started, take a look at what to expect from the e-mail drop. For micro-updates as tomorrow unfolds, check out our new Twitter feed. [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

Here we are, with a shitty economy, people losing jobs, REAL scandals in people like Weiner (a little more on that in a minute), high gas prices, high food prices, illicit war being waged in Libya, Obama inviting the likes of Ali Bongo from Gabon to the WHITE HOUSE (hint: Bongo's family's theft of money from the nation of Gabon makes Mubarrak look like Mother Teresa), and two of the biggest papers in the country are still going after PALIN?? They are seriously screwed up.

You might like to take a look at the comments at both papers. A number of people are calling them out on their sexism toward Palin, and their inability to do their own damn jobs. Rightly so, too. What a bunch of jackwagons.

And in a major Screw You to at least two of the Big Ten (that would be Commandments), the people in Weiner's district don't give a damn that he is an adulterer, liar, predator, sick, twisted, misogynist. Yep, 56% of those polled think he should stay in his position. Wow. That is amazing. And incredibly disturbing. It isn't like he is even all that great at his job. He is considered more of a show horse than work horse, so WHY would the people in his district support a man who has demonstrated such horrible judgment, such misogyny, such twisted sexual proclivities, and who is a downright liar? I'd love to know.

Blech. Okay, that's enough crapola for one day. Time for a metaphorical shower:

TGIF... Copyright © 2011 by Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy


Mary Ellen said...

Yikes...I wrote a comment and it was eaten and digested and now is sitting idly somewhere in the spam toilet or something like that.

Anywho....I forgot what I wrote because even *I* don't listen to half the things I say, so I'll start over.

I was thinking that Obama has been eerily silent in the last few days and I have to wonder what he's up to. Perhaps the MSM is providing him cover while he's on the golf course. I wouldn't doubt if there is a new rule with the press corps not to report when he's off on the greens. Or..perhaps he's mad at Weiner for not sending HIM pics of his junk. I imagine that had to hurt, eh?

(Even more off topic than the comment above: Check out the video on my blog today, it's a good laugh)

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

LOL at your video, ME - oh, my - that young woman is demonstrating the level of entitlement that is the problem with kids today. ;-)

Oh, I am sure Obama has been VERY busy, ME - he is probably planning which golf courses to which he wants to go on his next vacation, what time he would have to get up to play 2 rounds in a day, already planning to extend his stay no matter what is going on in the country, so yeah - that is why you haven't heard much.

Or maybe it is because his latest comments were abt the economy were so stupid, his advisers said, "Don't speak. Just don't speak..."

Or it could be what you said - he is mad at Tony Weiner...

I'll check Spam and see if your first comment ended up there. And I listen to you! :-D