Category Archives: Your President Speaks

Your President* Speaks: Name That Bad Hombre

I didn’t plan to do another Your President* Speaks post until next week but the Insult Comedian has had a vintage day. We learned that he hung up on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, threatened to chase Pancho Villa into Mexico if he can dig up Black Jack Pershing, and has no earthly idea who Frederick Douglass was. I know you’ve already seen it, but let the stupid wash over you anew:

“I am very proud now that we have a museum on the National Mall where people can learn about Reverend King, so many other things, Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

We’ve also learned that Black History month is about-you guessed it-Donald Trump. I knew he was a blackguard but had no idea he was a black dude…

I started some shenanigans on my Facebook feed tonight. I thought I should share:

After kicking that around awhile. I decided that game should be called-drum roll-Name That Bad Hombre. We can throw names out and guess if the Insult Comedian knows who the hell they are. The answer must be in the form of a Trumpism. Remember, he speaks Jerkish, not English so keep it simple, stupid. Speaking of KISS:

Gene Simmons? Yes. He was on Celebrity Apprentice. Amazing tongue, he’s doing a tremendous job with it.

Meatloaf? Yes. Cried too much when he was on Celebrity Apprentice. But Meatloaf is amazing, especially with ketchup.

Philip Roth? Not sure. Was he the gambler who went to Cuba with Tony Soprano? Tony is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.

Beethoven? One of the beatniks. A bunch of bad, smelly dudes. My yuuuuuuuge wall will keep them out.

Zapata? One of the cartel guys, right? A very bad hombre. Believe me.

Susan B. Anthony? Was she the ugly skirt with the ax? A very, very nasty woman. Sad.

George Patton? The General whose name I mentioned during my record-setting landslide win. Not sure what war he was in but I love his leather: Patton leather. Beautiful.

I could go on and on but I won’t. Name That Bad Hombre could easily turn into a tremendous drinking game and we all need to drink more while the Trump-Bannon regime is in power. Believe me.

 

Your President* Speaks: The Trump Torture Challenge

There’s so much going on right now that I almost don’t know to begin. In the spirit of the Insult Comedian, I lied about that. It seems to be contagious, y’all. We begin with a brief post followed by a longer one later in the day. Uh oh, I’m speaking in the third person. Can I blame it on watching  Victoria or The Crown? Why the hell not: Trump does impulsive shit whilst watching teevee, so why not me?

The Trump Torture Challenge:  In between whining about bad press coverage and causing chaos at the nation’s airports, Trump has been talking torture. He likes it and he thinks it works. I think he learned this from 24. He does not, however, think that waterboarding is torture:

“So, waterboarding used to be used because they said it really wasn’t torture,” Trump told Hannity. “It was the one step slightly below torture. That’s why waterboarding…”

Hannity jumped in to say, “That’s why it was legal.”

“I mean, torture is real torture, okay?” Trump continued. “Waterboarding is — I’m sure it’s not pleasant, but waterboarding was just short of torture.”

The President added that he has spoken to people who said “absolutely it works.”

If it’s merely unpleasant, I hereby challenge the Current Occupant to undergo waterboarding. He *was* willing to subject the nutria pelt atop his head to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

It would be all manly and shit if he clambered to the top of Trump Tower and got waterboarded. You claim it’s not torture, prove it, Donald.

It’s time for some lagniappe in a segment I call,

Delta Ate My Homework: Twitter is where the Insult Comedian pitches his public toddler tantrums and searches for scapegoats. He was at it again this morning:

He should try blaming Russian hackers. People *might* believe that. Of course, his BFF Vlad would not like that one bit. And Trump has gotta dance with the ones who brung him to the White House. It’s hard to imagine him dancing with Comey who is a tall motherfucker but Putin is the right size to tango with Trump.

That concludes this edition of Your President* Speaks.

Your President* Speaks: Into The Muir Woods Edition

The advent of the Trump administration means it’s time to revive a recurring feature that predates my time at First Draft. It was predominantly used by Holden when he was the press gaggle maven here and President Malaprop was in office. Like Charlie Pierce, I have added an asterisk to the word President* since I vow to never refer to the Insult Comedian as such. Holy Ford Fucking Frick, Batman. That was the name of the baseball commish who put an asterisk in the record book after Roger Maris’ 61 homers in ’61. His middle name was not fucking but what’s a bit of dramatic license between friends? Frick the motherfrakker anyway.

Speaking of amateur theatrics, the whiner-in-chief gave an interview to ABC anchor David Muir. It had nothing to do with either Muir Woods or Stephen Sondheim but a pun is a pun is a pun. Hmm, Demure Woods sounds like a porn star name…

Let’s start with Trump’s “illegals cost me the popular vote” lie. I’ve heard of sore losers before but a sore winner is a new one on me.

MUIR: What you have presented so far has been debunked. It’s been called ….. false.

TRUMP: No, it hasn’t. Take a look at the Pew reports.

MUIR: I called the author of the Pew report last night. And he told me that they found no evidence of voter fraud.

TRUMP: Really? Then why did he write the report?

MUIR: He said no evidence of voter fraud.

TRUMP: Excuse me, then why did he write the report?  According to Pew report, then he’s — then he’s groveling again. You know, I always talk about the reporters that grovel when they wanna write something that you wanna hear but not necessarily millions of people wanna hear or have to hear.

You know what the old song says, true love travels on a grovel road.

Next up, Trump’s dubious claims that his CIA speech (wherein he said the word I 120 times) was a tremendous success:

 MUIR: Mr. President, I just have one more question on this. And it’s — it’s bigger picture. You took some heat after your visit to the CIA in front of that hallowed wall, 117 stars — of those lost at the CIA. You talked about other things. But you also talked about crowd size at the inauguration, about the size of your rallies, about covers on Time magazine. And I just wanna ask you when does all of that matter just a little less? When do you let it roll off your back now that you’re the president?

TRUMP: OK, so I’m glad you asked. So, I went to the CIA, my first step. I have great respect for the people in intelligence and CIA. I’m — I don’t have a lot of respect for, in particular one of the leaders. But that’s okay. But I have a lot of respect for the people in the CIA.

That speech was a home run. That speech, if you look at Fox, OK, I’ll mention you — we see what Fox said. They said it was one of the great speeches. They showed the people applauding and screaming and — and they were all CIA. There was — somebody was asking Sean — “Well, were they Trump people that were put–” we don’t have Trump people. They were CIA people.

That location was given to me. Mike Pence went up before me, paid great homage to the wall. I then went up, paid great homage to the wall. I then spoke to the crowd. I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time. What you do is take — take out your tape — you probably ran it live. I know when I do good speeches. I know when I do bad speeches. That speech was a total home run. They loved it.

Peyton Manning spoke at Langley? We all know the Darnold brought a claque of sycophants along to cheer him on just in case the “CIA Nazis” were unresponsive. The ovation was tremendous. Believe me.

After going on some more about the inaugural crowd, Trump compared himself favorably to past Oval Ones:

I can be the most presidential person ever, other than the great Abe Lincoln.

I have my doubts. With the obvious exception of W, most past Presidents could speak the language above a 3rd grade level. It’s nice that Donald thinks at least one previous President ranks above him though.

There was more crazy in the interview but I think three entries will do. I don’t want to, uh, torture you with Trumpisms, after all. Elsewhere on the internets, I referred to this interview in a Graftonesque manner: B is for bonkers, berserk, and bat shit crazy. That about sums it up.

That concludes this edition of Your President Speaks.

 

 

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Master Debater edition

All righty, good people – Kibitzer said on last Monday’s obsession that he was going to cruise over to Freeperville to see how the site held up during the final Presedential debate – heh – as if Jim Rob and company were going to let a disastrous repeat (in the middle of a Freepathon, no less) of the near-total failure of the $352,000.00 / year website occur.

I find such cynical aspersions unfounded and completely ungrounded in reality, so let’s go see what improvements have been made!

Final debate LIVE THREADCSPAN ^| 10/22/12 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:44:46 PM by GeorgiaDawg32

Available to watch on any news channel. 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Yes it’s early but NCIS is a rerun.

1 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:44:53 PM by GeorgiaDawg32
And Honey Boo Boo isn’t available in all areas.

To: GeorgiaDawg32

In before the crash!!

Prayers up for Romney!

3 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:46:40 PM by RandallFlagg (“Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER” -Alfonzo Rachel)

To: GeorgiaDawg32

I figure I better get a post in now before it all
goes to hell.

Hi Mom.

7 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:48:31 PM by tet68 ( ” We would not die in that man’s company, that fears his fellowship to die with us…” Henry V.)

You cock-eyed optimist.

To: GeorgiaDawg32

am I the only one that can’t get through during these debates?

12 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:49:57 PM by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)

Yes. It’s just you. Because you didn’t pay out enough. Put your hands on the TV and open up your wallet!

To: RandallFlagg

“In before the crash!!”

3 hours prior to debate time and it already took me 3 tries and 5 min to get a reply entry box…

Yeah, see you at 3AM when things go back to normal.

GO GO FR HAMSTER TEAM GO!

35 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 5:01:16 PM by PittsburghAfterDark

Hamster-wheel
.

To: GeorgiaDawg32

From a “related” thread discussing the last R/O debate:

(Jim Robinson)

To: Yaelle

The system is not handling the increased loads and we do not know why yet. John says the system is not getting overloaded, the db is not overloaded, the cpus are mostly idle, the load averages are low, the db load averages are low, just reaches a point where throughput stalls. I’m not a techie and I have no idea how to fix it. I thought maybe we could add another server or more RAM or replace some older servers or something, but I guess John doesn’t think that will do it. There’s something wrong in the system software or the configuration but he’s having trouble finding it.

And I’m really upset too, but there’s not a freaking thing I can do about it until John gets it figured out.

Thanks.

63 posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:01:19 PM by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies | Report Abuse]

And in related news, fuck you.

To: traderrob6

I can’t stand that I can’t get on during anything at all important. It stinks! Election night ought to be another disaster… I’ve always relied on FR for election night, but sure won’t count on it this year.

59 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 5:36:43 PM by sissyjane

And don’t forget that monthly donation!

To: Responsibility2nd
“as there are Donald Trump’s Big Announcement threads?” I read it will be on Wednesday and he seems particularly delighted to have something great.

Oh, that’s a whole ‘nother thread, that is.

I read he was going to drop it during the Republican Convention but he got cut with some others because the storm forced convention to delay by one day, so some got cut because of time restraints.

102 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 6:15:06 PM by hummingbird (Lather, Rinse…BUT DO NOT REPEAT – REPEAT IS A WASTE – A SCAM!)

To: dforest

“Hot Air, they have a live thread!”

Yup, that’s where I was last time and that’s where I’ll be tonight! See you there!

84 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 6:00:28 PM by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)

To: mylife

I just got my first “Oops” message from Chrome. FR is going down for the count.Off to Lucianne I guess…

123 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 6:40:37 PM by paul544

RatsSinkingShip
.

To: RedMDer; John Robinson; Jim Robinson

$2 / day donor praying for John to sort this out. Put an ACE front on Adobe. It isn’t the database, it isn’t the server, it’s the front end. I’m just a 30 year systems analyst throwing out anything that might right the ship.

Load balance? Connection pool (kill unused sessions?) Seek help. We are Free Republic, and have amazing resources. Use them!

200 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 7:29:30 PM by glock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I’m an Awesomist – There’s a dragon in that glass!)

AmazingRacehorces
(amazing racehorses)
.

To: Alas Babylon!

and I’m donating monthly for what?

235 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 7:41:35 PM by estrogen (sick of the racist rants from the left)

To: estrogen
and I’m donating monthly for what?

So that you can feel good about the aggravation!

251 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 7:46:00 PM by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 – The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))

To: penelopesire
Ann Romney looks very nice tonight. It sure will be nice to have a classy first lady again.

I haven’t spotted her yet, either. I’ve mistakenly watched FoxNews!

Yes, it will be lovely to have a classy First Lady, instead of the racist, angry _itch!

HERE WE GO!!!

PRAYERS FOR MITT ROMNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

300 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 8:07:16 PM by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN’S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)

The actual debate comments after the jumpola, plus – t he absolutely most epic-est, history-making series of posts by a single user in FR history!

Continue reading

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Master Debater edition

All righty, good people – Kibitzer said on last Monday’s obsession that he was going to cruise over to Freeperville to see how the site held up during the final Presedential debate – heh – as if Jim Rob and company were going to let a disastrous repeat (in the middle of a Freepathon, no less) of the near-total failure of the$352,000.00 / year website occur.

I find such cynical aspersions unfounded and completely ungrounded in reality, so let’s go see what improvements have been made!

Final debate LIVE THREADCSPAN ^| 10/22/12 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:44:46 PM byGeorgiaDawg32

Available to watch on any news channel. 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Yes it’s early but NCIS is a rerun.

1 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:44:53 PM byGeorgiaDawg32
And Honey Boo Boo isn’t available in all areas.

To: GeorgiaDawg32

In before the crash!!

Prayers up for Romney!

3 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:46:40 PM byRandallFlagg (“Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER” -Alfonzo Rachel)

To: GeorgiaDawg32

I figure I better get a post in now before it all
goes to hell.

Hi Mom.

7 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:48:31 PM bytet68 ( ” We would not die in that man’s company, that fears his fellowship to die with us…” Henry V.)

You cock-eyed optimist.

To: GeorgiaDawg32

am I the only one that can’t get through during these debates?

12 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:49:57 PM byMNDude (OWS Movement RIP)

Yes. It’s just you. Because you didn’t pay out enough. Put your hands on the TV and open up your wallet!

To: RandallFlagg

“In before the crash!!”

3 hours prior to debate time and it already took me 3 tries and 5 min to get a reply entry box…

Yeah, see you at 3AM when things go back to normal.

GO GO FR HAMSTER TEAM GO!

35 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 5:01:16 PM byPittsburghAfterDark

Hamster-wheel
.

To: GeorgiaDawg32

From a “related” thread discussing the last R/O debate:

(Jim Robinson)

To: Yaelle

The system is not handling the increased loads and we do not know why yet. John says the system is not getting overloaded, the db is not overloaded, the cpus are mostly idle, the load averages are low, the db load averages are low, just reaches a point where throughput stalls. I’m not a techie and I have no idea how to fix it. I thought maybe we could add another server or more RAM or replace some older servers or something, but I guess John doesn’t think that will do it. There’s something wrong in the system software or the configuration but he’s having trouble finding it.

And I’m really upset too, but there’s not a freaking thing I can do about it until John gets it figured out.

Thanks.

63 posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:01:19 PM byJim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies | Report Abuse]

And in related news, fuck you.

To: traderrob6

I can’t stand that I can’t get on during anything at all important. It stinks! Election night ought to be another disaster… I’ve always relied on FR for election night, but sure won’t count on it this year.

59 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 5:36:43 PM bysissyjane

And don’t forget that monthly donation!

To: Responsibility2nd
“as there are Donald Trump’s Big Announcement threads?” I read it will be on Wednesday and he seems particularly delighted to have something great.

Oh, that’s a whole ‘nother thread, that is.

I read he was going to drop it during the Republican Convention but he got cut with some others because the storm forced convention to delay by one day, so some got cut because of time restraints.

102 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 6:15:06 PM byhummingbird (Lather, Rinse…BUT DO NOT REPEAT – REPEAT IS A WASTE – A SCAM!)

To: dforest

“Hot Air, they have a live thread!”

Yup, that’s where I was last time and that’s where I’ll be tonight! See you there!

84 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 6:00:28 PM byBatman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)

To: mylife

I just got my first “Oops” message from Chrome. FR is going down for the count.Off to Lucianne I guess…

123 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 6:40:37 PM bypaul544

RatsSinkingShip
.

To: RedMDer; John Robinson; Jim Robinson

$2 / day donor praying for John to sort this out. Put an ACE front on Adobe. It isn’t the database, it isn’t the server, it’s the front end. I’m just a 30 year systems analyst throwing out anything that might right the ship.

Load balance? Connection pool (kill unused sessions?) Seek help. We are Free Republic, and have amazing resources. Use them!

200 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 7:29:30 PM byglock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I’m an Awesomist – There’s a dragon in that glass!)

AmazingRacehorces
(amazing racehorses)
.

To: Alas Babylon!

and I’m donating monthly for what?

235 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 7:41:35 PM byestrogen (sick of the racist rants from the left)

To: estrogen
and I’m donating monthly for what?

So that you can feel good about the aggravation!

251 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 7:46:00 PM byBushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 – The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))

To: penelopesire
Ann Romney looks very nice tonight. It sure will be nice to have a classy first lady again.

I haven’t spotted her yet, either. I’ve mistakenly watched FoxNews!

Yes, it will be lovely to have a classy First Lady, instead of the racist, angry _itch!

HERE WE GO!!!

PRAYERS FOR MITT ROMNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

300 posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 8:07:16 PM byonyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN’S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)

The actual debate comments after the jumpola, plus – the absolutely most epic-est, history-making series of posts by a single user in FR history!

Continue reading

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DNC Final Crack Van Nooooooo

It can’t be over already! We still have half a jug of scotch in the back seat! 

I’m going to be at a convention-watch party but I’ll be in the van as much as I can because OMG KERRY. DeeLorelei may be checking in from Charlotte. Posts in the van belong to their posters, not to First Draft World HQ Inc. Pet the ferrets.



Update: van closed. Talk in comments amongst yourselves until I get home from this party and can gibber about Kerry some more because HOLY FUCKING SHIT MAN WALKS ON FUCKING MOON. Also there is this Obama dude who is pretty good at speeches.

A.

DNC Final Crack Van Nooooooo

It can’t be over already! We still have half a jug of scotch in the back seat! 

I’m going to be at a convention-watch party but I’ll be in the van as much as I can because OMG KERRY. DeeLorelei may be checking in from Charlotte. Posts in the van belong to their posters, not to First Draft World HQ Inc. Pet the ferrets.



Update: van closed. Talk in comments amongst yourselves until I get home from this party and can gibber about Kerry some more because HOLY FUCKING SHIT MAN WALKS ON FUCKING MOON. Also there is this Obama dude who is pretty good at speeches.

A.

I Are A Sophisticate

My dear scout forwarded thisPowerline Post to me.

Your president speaks!

The folks at First Draft takean unfriendly look at President Bush’s extemporaneous comments in theRamallah press conference yesterday. With equal parts humor and malice, they slice the comments into bite-sized morsels and provide appropriate headings for them. I think I understand the comments all too well and hope to take another look at his statement when I have a little more time.

UPDATE: I mistook First Draft for Professor Richard Landes’sThe Second Draft. The folks at First Draft are among the sophisticates who refer to President Bush as “Chimpy.” Unfortunately, their take on President Bush’s Ramallah press conference is on target.

Posted by Scott at 6:51 AM

I are a sophisticate. So there. 😛

Your President Speaks! Again!

Today, inKansas City, Missouri.

What We Got

We got some of our citizens purchased mortgages that they can’t afford now.

The Reset Inherent

Hopefully the reason — hopefully they didn’t get deceived, and if they did, the government has a responsibility to take care of that. In other words, we don’t want people buying a mortgage and the person who sold them the mortgage didn’t fully disclose the reset inherent in a subprime note.

Security Paulson

Security Paulson and Secretary Jackson are bringing people together from the private sector, and they couple that with an information campaign, so that people who have a subprime loan know how to refinance and can find somebody to help them refinance.

What The Federal Housing Authority Has Got

The Federal Housing Administration has got the capacity to help refinance homes, and they need to expand the authority of the FHA to do it.

Of To Making Sure

And so trade is an important aspect of — to making sure our economy remains strong.

What He Have – Got

I hope you can tell I’m optimistic about the future of the country, realistic about the issues we face, and have — got a plan to deal with them.

Your President… Wait For It… SPEAKS!

Last night, inWashington.

Heckuva Job

I want to thank the House leaders who are here: Roy Blunt, Adam Putnam, Darrell Issa — Issa, you did a heck of a job tonight, thank you for doing this.

Demoncrat

The Democrat version of protecting America is a bad bill.

It Will Be The Right Decision Ever?

Removing Saddam Hussein was the right decision early in my presidency, it is the right decision now, and it will be the right decision ever.

The Vision Folks Have Got

We’re involved in an ideological struggle between folks who murder the innocent to achieve political objectives, folks who have got a vision about what they would like to impose on the rest of the world, and particularly in the Middle East, and those of us who believe strongly in the power of liberty.

But The Story, Morning Glory

I love to share this story — and I’m sure some of you have heard this before — but the story about my friendship with Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan.

Brainwreck

He saw the dangers that hopelessness was the only way that these ideologues could recruit suicide bombers.

Slur Words

As a matter of fact, the war was so bitter that our vocabulary had slur words in it about the Japanese for years after the war ended.

Your President Speaks!

Today, at theWhite House.

Holy Crap!

Reverend Al Sharpton, and his wife Dominique — Reverend, it’s good to see you.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Daughter.

THE PRESIDENT: Daughter.

It’s A Sicness

For decades, the noose played a central part in a campaign of violence and fear against African Americans. Fathers were dragged from their homes in the dark of the night before the eyes of their terrified children. Summary executions were held by torchlight in front of hateful crowds. In many cases, law enforcement officers responsible for protecting the victims were complicit in their deeds [sic] and their deaths.

This from the man whohung a Confederate flag on the wall of his dorm at Andover.

Your President Speaks – Breifly

Today, inNew Orleans.

No Habla

In 1824, New Orleans, Louisiana became the first site of the Mexican — for the first — became the site for the first Mexican consulate in the United States.

Your President Speaks!

The Friday Pre-Middle Eastern Trip Interviews, Part III: An Interview WithSaudi-owned Al Arabiya TV.

Stop The Peace

I think the major obstacle to peace is going to be the politics of both Palestinians and Israelis trying to take advantage of the difficult work that these two leaders are going to have to do to define a state; that’s what I think. I think that extremists, in some instances, will try to stop the peace.

Your Peace Pardner

One thing is, is that they know that they’ve got a good partner in peace in me.

I’m Going To Want To Know What I’m Doing

They’re going to want to know whether or not I’m going to push. And I’m going to want to know — and I’m going to tell them, yes, I am, but we expect you to be constructive players, too.

There Was Common Interests

There was common interests — common ground has been now recognized.

Rebellion In The Cerebellum

We’ll tell our — I’m sure the — our friends and allies will say, well, what are you going to do about it?

An Honest About It?

But they say that they need this program, and my answer is, is that if you need it, then why haven’t you been transparent and disclosed it, an honest about it?

Scratched The Record

And part of the trip is to tell people, yes, we’ve got — we are engaged to help you, if you want our help, to enhance security. And part of the trip is to tell people, yes, we’re engaged to help you, if you want our help, to enhance security.

The Secretaries Are Pissed

Now, look, nobody wants to be dictated to, and I’m certainly not going to do that.

Send A Common

And so I’ve spent a lot of time with allies in Europe, for example, convincing them of the importance of working together to send a common to the Iranian regime.

All You Got To Do

Keep going. All you got to do is ask; I’ll handle it.

Suiciders Again

We’ve sanctioned Syria, and I’m looking at different ways to keep sending a tough message, because so far, he has shown no willingness to be constructive on Lebanon or in dealing with a militant Hamas or in stopping suiciders from heading into Iraq.

There Is Other Leaders

And so, yes, I mean, he could try to wait me out, but there’s other leaders in the world that are as equally concerned as I am about Syria not letting the presidency go forward and really hurting this very important democracy in the Middle East.

Medulla Ohmigodda

And Syria is — has been — when we passed the resolution out of the United Nations, it worked.

Mental Mush

And yet, as opposed to honoring the notion of staying out of — and to stop obstructing politics, Syria just has not been helpful at all.

There Is Other Countries

There’s other countries I won’t be going to either.

Murderers In Their Intentions

And in order to have a safe and secure society, the state has got to show that it can provide security for the people and not tolerate pockets of extreme radicals who are murderers in their intentions, and he did.

Choice

Therefore, part of our strategy is to get others to send the same message that I’ve consistently been sending to President Assad: If you want to be isolated, if you want to be — or if you want — you have a choice: Do you want to be isolated or a part of the world?

Too Many Suiciders

The average — you know, it’s still tough. There’s still too many suiciders, but the level of violence is declining.

Suicider Credits

I would give — if, in fact, Syria is trying to stop suiciders, I will give them credit, of course. I hope that’s the case. It’s certainly one way to begin to earn better relations with the United States, is to stop the exportation of suiciders who go kill innocent people.

Obama’s Letter To His Daughters

Awww:

I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to
give others the chances you’ve had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back
to this country that has given our family so much-although you do have that obligation. But because
you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something
larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

These are the things I want for you-to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and
no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help
build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and
thrive that you girls have. That’s why I’ve taken our family on this great adventure.

I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every
day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the
White House.

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Your President Speaks!

Yesterday, at theWhite House.

Accumulating Crisis

And sometimes people just simply don’t know what they’re looking at and reading. And it can lead to personal financial crisis, and that personal financial crisis, if accumulated to too many folks, hurts our country.

Your President Speaks!

Today, inToyako, Japan.

That’s What They Call It

The United States, Japan, and United Kingdom launched what’s called a Clean Technology Fund, and we hope Congress funds that effort.

What The G8 Nations Have Got

The nations sitting around the table have got much, and I think we’re required to help those who don’t.

See Also: New Orleans

Those have been — you know, oftentimes in the political process people talk big, but they never follow up.

What We Got To Do

And so one of the key ingredients of these recent meetings was all of us need to be reminded that when we say we’re going to do something, we got to do it.

What We Got To Deal With On

We also agreed that on high energy prices that we got to deal with both on the supply and demand.

Welcome To Offshore America

The Democratic leaders in Congress will not allow us to explore for oil and gas in parts of Alaska, offshore America, and now is the time for them to change their mind.

I’m Firmly!

We also — I’m firmly — believe that we can do this kind of exploration in environmentally friendly ways.

Brain Wreck

In other words, this was a — you know, a lot of meetings on important subjects, and we accomplished a lot.

Your President Speaks! Again!

Yesterday, inToyako, Japan, during a presser with Japanese PMYasuo Fukuda.

A Lot Of You Know

I think I was sharing my views with some of the Japanese press when they were in the United States, Mr. Prime Minister, about how Japan is going to lead the world when it comes to battery technologies, and that I anticipate our country will be able to be using battery technologies in automobiles that look like cars, not golf carts, and which will save us a lot of — a lot of, you know, reliance upon oil.

Uninsurance Benefits

We’re — we passed uninsurance benefits — unemployment benefits — excuse me.

What We Got

And yet we got a problem when it comes to reliance upon foreign sources of oil.

Your Question Sucks

Somehow there’s this notion — inherent in your question is the delisting therefore took away their sanctions. That’s just not an accurate statement on your part — if you think that — I’m not assuming you do think that, but — they’re a highly sanctioned regime.

What The Chinese People Are Watching About

I also believe that the Chinese people are watching very carefully about the decisions by world leaders, and that this — I happen to believe not going to the opening games would be — the Opening Ceremony for the Games would be an affront to the Chinese people, which may make it more difficult to have a — to be able to speak frankly with the Chinese leadership.

Your President… Wait For It… SPEAKS!

Today, inToyako, Japan, after a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

There Is Some Areas

We talked about Iran; we talked about a variety of issues. And while there’s some areas of disagreement, there’s also areas where I know we can work together for the common good.

I Plan On Discuss It

And now I plan on — discuss it face to face as Presidents of our respective countries.

You Know, Don’t You?

So we can get a lot done together and, you know, a lot of important issues.

I Mean, You Do Know

There is — you know, Iran is an area where Russia and the United States have worked closely in the past and will continue to work closely to convince the regime to give up its desire to enrich uranium.

Do You Know?

You know, I’m not going to sit here and psychoanalyze the man, but I will tell you that he’s very comfortable, he’s confident, and that I believe that when he tells me something, he means it.

Your President Speaks!

Last Wednesday, July 2, at theWhite House, during a roundtable interview with the Japanese press.

What He Got

So here’s the thing — I’m going to have a few comments, and then got time for one question apiece.

Return Of The Is-Is

My own view is, is that here in the United States we can do more to find oil.

Diversifying The Fuel

Here at home, as you know, we’re diversifying the fuel by the use of ethanol.

What’s Driving The Food Prices

In terms of food prices, a lot of the food prices are being driven by energy costs.

What We Got To Remember And Mean

And we got to remember that there is suffering in the world and that when we speak, when we make pledges, we got to mean what we say.

People… People Reminding People…

And I will gently remind people, to the extent I can be gentle, that it’s important for people, when they hear us talk, to know that there will be results.

Brainwreck

And so we’ve got a — by the way, this all is part of this war on terror — I do want to thank the Japanese government and Japanese people for clearly understanding the stakes.

What The Six-Party Talks Is

Secondly, I believe that the six-party talks is the best way to effect change in the North Korean regime — positive change.

Can Japan Do It More Better?

The question is can Japan solve this issue alone better, or does it make sense to have the United States and other countries expressing the same concerns?

An Effective Way To Deal With A Problem Way

And it’s an effective way to deal with a problem way diplomatically.

Rebellion In The Cerebellum

And we of course will consult with our partners to deal about — I mean, step one is no change in the current status, which means highly sanctioned — probably the most sanctioned nation in the world. And step two is, of course, we’ll consult and figure out a way forward.

Holy Crap!™

You know, it’s an interesting notion that — I said today in my press availability in the Rose Garden — I don’t know if you were there or not — you know, I wonder whether or not some of these nations who are creating greenhouse gases — but considered still developing nations — are used to the period of Kyoto, when they weren’t held to account about what they were producing. I wonder if that’s their mind set. Because if it is, it’ll make any international agreement ineffective if they’re not a part to it, because, you know, it is estimated that — well, China is creating a lot of greenhouse gases and will continue to do so.

Medulla Ohmigodda

And step one is a long-term goal. In other words, if you can get nations to commit to a goal, you’ve got them committed to a process. If, however, the process doesn’t matter whether you’re a part or not, or you may be a part at some point in time — in my mind that won’t produce the results that are necessary to deal with the global climate change issue.

Is-Is Strikes Again

And I told you about some of the technologies dealing with automobiles and, you know, the interesting thing is, is that the world is now beginning to waken up to the beauty of nuclear power.

If One Is They

And, I mean, if one is really concerned about global warming and greenhouse gases, they ought to be carrying signs insisting upon the development of nuclear power plants.

One Of The Things That Iteresting Is

And you know, one of the things that interesting is Japan and the United States are working on technologies to deal with the waste.

Synaptic Static

But this will be a great opportunity to discuss about other things we can do while we’re trying to work — you know, by the way, everything we’re going to do is meant to strengthen the United Nations process and not weaken it.

There’s A Process

I mean, that is a complete declaration, at least of that aspect of what they said — when they said they would dismantle — or disable and then dismantle. And so we’ve got — you know, there’s a process.

Face Serious

We did conduct multilateral diplomacy, and the world was supportive of saying to Saddam Hussein, disclose, disarm, or face serious — and he made the choice. He was the one who got to make the choice because he — you know, he defied the world.

The JimmyJeff Process

Now I understand sometimes people love process so everybody feels good, you know.

What I’d Ask Me

Now, one thing that’s interesting — I think I’ll you find this interesting, at least you’ll play like it’s interesting — is this: Should the Iranian regime — so I’m the guy who just talked about nuclear power, right? Should the Iranian regime — do they have the sovereign right to have civilian nuclear power? So, like, if I were you, that’s what I’d ask me.

What Sato Got

Sato. Got another question?

Son Of Is-Is

My attitude is, is that I — look, this was a painful period in our respective histories.

Promoting Japan’s Relations With Japan

And we expect Japan to work hard to have good relations with Japan, just like Japan ought to hope that we have good relations with China, which we do.

A Good Relations

In good foreign policy and good diplomacy, a good relations with one makes it easier to have a better relations with another country.

Brain Strain

We’re pushing forward on an action-for-action, verifiable — and by the way, the next stage of this, just so everybody is comfortable, there will be a verifiable — a verification regime in place, so that — to answer your question, Michero, it will be less speculation and more transparency.

His Base

Q You must be the most excellent expert on oil business.

THE PRESIDENT: Yes. (Laughter.) Look where our price is. (Laughter.)

Democrat Leaders

And now all of a sudden the price got high enough where the American people are now beginning to hear that message, and I hope the Democrat leaders in Congress hear it, which is, you know, allow this new technology be deployed to find new reserves.

There Was 15

Let’s see, Iraq and troops. Okay. First of all, there was — the people have — okay, you got to have benchmarks. I think there was 15 benchmarks — 18 benchmarks.

Mental Meltdown

You know, law enforcement is there is an action, there’s a crime, and then there — law enforcement acts.

Whoever The Next President Understands

And my hope is whoever the next President understands this is a war and that we can’t relax, and that there’s an enemy that wants to do free people harm, and that we have an obligation as free societies to keep the pressure, not only for our own security, but for the security of others.

The Creature From The Black Is-Is

The answer is, is because safe haven is a risk.