An Intersection in Irony: Obama’s DOMA and Loving v. Virginia

fructose_boostOnly smart people like John Aravosis from AmericaBlog can make a connection like this one:  President Obama’s DOJ letter addressed to the United States Supreme Court that supports DOMA and compares same-sex unions to the likes of incest (uncle marries niece or cousin marries another cousin) was filed on the exact same day as Loving v. Virginia; the case brought to the US Supreme Court on interracial marriage.

June 12, 1967:

Today is the 42nd anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case overturning Virginia’s ban on inter-racial marriages. The Obama people, working for the product of an inter-racial marriage, sure have an eye for irony.

Weird how that works, huh?  Forty years ago, the US Supreme Court ruled against the state trying to interfere with an interracial couple from marrying.  And now, we have an interracial president supporting heterosexual marriage by comparing same-sex relationships to incest in front of the very same US Supreme Court!

From Wockner, Aravosis said:

“A Democratic president of the United States of America, in the year 2009, and an African-American child of inter-racial parents no less, gave his lawyers the go ahead to compare our marriages to incest on the same day that 42 years ago the Supreme Court ruled in his parents’ favor in Loving v. Virginia. … We demand our rights, and we expect this president, who promised them in exchange for millions of our votes and millions of our donations, to deliver. And so help me God, we will continue to hold this president accountable for his broken promises and his betrayals.”

Openly gay writer Dan Savage notes:

“If this shit is ‘fierce advocacy,’ Mr. President, we’ll take benign neglect.”

Jesus– I need a quaalude and Alanis Morrisette’s “Isn’t it Ironic?”  Is she still alive? I thought she O/D’d on Meth or something…  Can you croak on too many quaaludes? Jesus.. I neeed a quaalude…  I never thought a President would think gay relationships equate to incest. A Democrat no less!  Jesus..I need a quaalude.    If someone can’t give me a quaalude – can anybody give me an umbrella drink?!?!

Obama Swats a Fly: Who Will Speak Out Against This Horror?!


It just tears me apart – watching one of my family members being brutally murdered by this President of the United States of America.  Do you know of any other President that runs around  – aimless killing flies?!

Please – stop the killing… Please!
Crystal Waters: Destination Unknown

The, ehem, “Lighter Side” of Conservative Republicans

Just a short photo-blog of what these “patriotic” conservative Americans think about our President, and our country. I think it will pull a tear out of your eye and compel you to stand up, put your hand over your heart and belt out “The Star Spangled Banner” at the top of your lungs.



Ah yes… Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler: the similarities are uncanny!!

I’m so old,I remember a day when you could disagree with the President of the United States, but you still respected the person and the position.  Does anybody remember a “Nixon, the New Face of Hitler” sign?  I’m trying to remember if I ever saw a sign that said: “The American Taxpayer are the Jews for Kennedy’s Ovens”!Adele: Make You Feel My Love

Republicans are disgusting.  And they still don’t understand why they’ve been booted out of office and their policies are irrelevant.  Go figure!

More on that “Liberal Press” for a minute?

obamas-vietnam1One would expect a person like Rush Limbaugh, who went on his show two days after the election, declair an “Obama Recession”. Why should anybody be surprised that Newsweek would be so ready to follow suit?

President Johnson, a Democrat, refused to end the Viet Nam War – and so it was noted as Johnson’s Veit Nam. It was under Nixon that the war was winding down.

But that’s not what we have here. It isn’t “Bush’s Viet Nam”, it’s Obama’s. Of course! Why didn’t we think of that before?!

From the original piece:

True, there are important differences between Afghanistan and Vietnam. The Taliban is not as powerful or unified a foe as the Viet Cong. On the other hand, Vietnam did not pose a direct national-security threat; even believers in the “domino theory” did not expect to see the Viet Cong fighting in San Francisco. By contrast, while not Taliban themselves, terrorists who trained in Afghanistan did attack New York and Washington in 2001. Afghanistan has always been seen as the right and necessary war to fight—unlike, for many, Iraq. Conceivably, Gen. David Petraeus, the architect of the successful surge in Iraq and now, as the head of Central Command in charge of the fight in Afghanistan, could pull off another miraculous transformation.

Privately, Petraeus is said to reject comparisons with Vietnam; he distrusts “history by analogy” as an excuse not to come to grips with the intricacies of Afghanistan itself. But there is this stark similarity: in Afghanistan, as in Vietnam, we may now be facing a situation where we can win every battle and still not win the war—at least not within a time frame and at a cost that is acceptable to the American people.

Since we are all now aware of the differences, we’ll ignore them and move on to the similarities. width=

To be sure, even 60,000 troops is a long way from the half million American soldiers sent to Vietnam at the war’s peak; the 642 U.S. deaths sustained so far pale in comparison to the 58,000 lost in Vietnam. Still, consider this: that’s a higher death toll than after the first nine years of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. And what is troubling is that no one in the outgoing or incoming administration has been able to say what the additional troops are for, except as a kind of tourniquet to staunch the bleeding while someone comes up with a strategy that has a chance of working. The most uncomfortable question is whether any strategy will work at this point.

I remember subscribing to Newsweek magazine about eleven years ago, maybe more than that. My husband partner at the time was upset when he found out. I signed up for the subscription in order to help some high school kid to go Europe. My husband partner said; “Time and Newsweek are published by the most conservative editorial boards in print today!” I was embarrassed and ashamed. I felt that I was duped with a high school student used as a proxy. For the next twelve months, without fail, I received my current copy of Newsweek in the US Post. It laid on the kitchen table, on the kitchen counter – dejected and ignored. Secretly however, I read it, and I scoured each issue: Looking for that “conservative voice” inside.

FruitFly 6Needless to say, it wasn’t that hard to discover. He was right: Newsweek is a piece of shit magazine that’s nothing short of a propaganda tool for the GOP.

Only today, they’re a lot farther out of the closet today than they were back then. Today; they’ll happily paste a Bush War onto the Democratic Party right on out there on the front page.  It’s a pleasure to see Newsweek compete with a drug addict like Rush Limbaugh for the top spot in the “Obama Smear Machine”.

Found in President Obama’s Oval Office trash-can

From the Huffington Post:

Bush's Private Note to Obama

Bush's Private Note to Obama

FruitFlyIt’s what I would expect from a C Average student from Yale, don’t you think?

Barbara Bush will be the only person on the planet who will tell you that George W was “special”. The rest of the Planet? …Not so much!

Team Obama

Admitting my addiction to the DailyKos, I spotted this and I admit; I was captivated. It’s a photo essay of those closest to our brand-new President of the United States and the role they played, or will play to make this administration happen. (Click on the “Happy Face” to launch the essay.)

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Not only did I find each individual’s brief bio interesting, I was also fascinated by the details; their clothing, pose, facial expressions, etc. For example; Hillary Clinton’s photo was very interesting to me. Hint: It isn’t flattering! Eugene Kang’s photo was the most interesting. He simply stands there and holds a book in front of his face.. (Mr. Kang (24 years old) will be President Obama’s Special Assistant to the President.)

FruitFly 6It’s a “Photo Essay” must-see for every political junkie starving for something far more interesting than Norm Coleman’s (R-MN) narcissistic stupidity or Caroline Kennedy’s “miscommunication” mass-media blooper.

Bush, The Unloved

Aww… This is sad news!

But wafting around Bush on Tuesday were sights and sounds that his tenure, which began with controversy eight years ago, had ended in controversy as well.

Just as demonstrators protested his court-mediated victory in 2000, so the disenchanted lined Avenue on Tuesday to express dismay with the way the presidency turned out.

As he drove with Obama to Capitol Hill, he passed protesters carrying signs reading “Arrest Bush.” When Bush made his entrance onto the grandstand, the crowd below began singing, “Hey, hey, hey — good-bye.” One man waved his shoe.

And when Bush’s helicopter lifted off from the Capitol, cheers rose from the throng below.

Obama InaugurationLOL! One dude waved his shoe… LOL! It was 15 degrees in Washington DC at that time, but some dude took the time-out to whip out a shoe and threaten Bush with it.

The last time I had that many laughs was reading the story about that ambulance driver right after Hurricane Katrina blew the snot out of everybody in New Orleans and everything within a 50 mile area. DICK Cheney was trying to look important giving an interview and the guy from behind the camera lens was shouting “Go Fuck yourself Cheney!” and the journalist standing nearby immediately asked: “Do you get a lot of that Mr. Vice President?”!FruitFly 6

LOL! The dude threatens Bush with a shoe. I’m going to be laughing about that all day today. LOL! Bush, The Unloved. LOL! Bush is in Texas, America’s “Shit Hole State” and all he has is Laura to convince that he’s wonderful. LOL!

Syanara muthafucka!! …with a shoe!!