Friday, April 03, 2009

String of Pearls

Three and one half years from now the centrist Obama supporters of pragmatic fame will still be saying, “Well give Obama a chance man, he just got started!”

Meanwhile, in Pakistan people are saying they don’t mind being blown to smithereens, their body parts scattered to the four corners of the world, because Obama is such a cool dude. And to show just how cool Obama is we were graced with this quote today (Obama speaking to the French).

“America is changing, but it cannot be America alone that changes.”

This is not one of the greatest quotes I have read. In fact, if I were Obama I would hire a better speech writer, seriously. However it does achieve its purpose being at once pompous, grand sounding, and absolutely without meaning of any kind. Obama could have said something like, “Let it never be said that it was never said” and I’m sure the NYT would have quoted that as well. Another pearl dropped from the heavenly lips of Obama.

I also find Obama’s quote ironic considering that the worldwide economic crash was caused by America’s banking practices which did indeed change things here and abroad. Never-the-less it is imperative that it is the U.S., having caused the problem, should, with Obama presiding naturally, lead the world to a true and blessed salvation.

6 Comments:

At April 06, 2009 3:53 AM, Blogger Mimi said...

Hey, Rob, you hit the nail on the head. Meaningless--MEANINGLESS is exactly the right word. That applies to almost everything that falls from a politician's mouth. Their words have been so carefully crafted, so hashed over and shaped and honed that almost everything they say falls under the "meaningless" category.
Except, of course, the war words and they have meaning, all right. Even if they're wrapped in "patriotic" rags, they mean death for lots of folks, don't they?

 
At April 06, 2009 2:55 PM, Blogger M. Pyre said...

Status QuObama!

 
At April 06, 2009 3:24 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

hi Mimi n Rob n M. Incidentally, Micah, it seems the email you gave blogger isn't working, because i tried to leave a comment at "carcinofun" and per your moderating setting, I got a bounceback email saying the "account was no longer available". Thought you might want to know.

 
At April 06, 2009 6:13 PM, Blogger M. Pyre said...

Jonathan -- Thanks. Could you please go check and see the comment you reference has been put up?

I hadn't checked the blog for several days and recently I found you and Grimblebee each had left a comment, they're both up there now.

 
At April 06, 2009 7:11 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Hi all,

Mimi:

Yup, it means death for many. I just wish more people would remember that.

 
At April 06, 2009 7:48 PM, Blogger M. Pyre said...

Mimi & Rob --

does it bother you two as much as it bothers me to hear people distinguish between "war" and "murder," especially when the "war" is being conducted by the USA, or proposed to be so conducted, as a war of aggression and not of defense?

I mean, can it be anything other than mass murder?

 

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