Obama Insults Isreal (According to Right Wing Nut Jobs)

Obama was on the phone with Isreali Prime Minister when this CBS photo was taken.

From Fox Nation

Does this photo look insulting to you?

Fox Nation reported it as a fact – Obama Insults Israel With This Photo

Unless the President is talking to the Prime Minister via “picture-phone”, do you think Benjamin Netanyahu is insulted by Obama’s posture?

Here’s Matt Drudge’s headliine banger:

Hasn’t Matt Drudge come out of the Closet yet? …Been in there far too long!

The caption: Some Isrealis Insulted by Obama Picture; “Sole of show’ talking on phone with Netanyahu…

And CBS! Let’s not forget that “Liberal Media Giant”!  Here’s Howard Arenstein:

Israeli TV newscasters Tuesday night interpreted a photo taken Monday in the Oval Office of President Obama talking on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “insult” to Israel.

They saw the incident as somewhat akin to an incident last year, when the Iraqi reporter threw a shoe at President Bush in Baghdad.

It is considered an insult in the Arab world to show the sole of your shoe to someone. It is not a Jewish custom necessarily, but Israel feels enough a part of the Middle East after 60 years to be insulted too.

Was there a subliminal message intended from the White House to Netanyahu in Jerusalem, who is publicly resisting attempts by Mr. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to force Israel to stop any kind of settlement activity in occupied territories once and forever?

Whether or not it is true, it shows the mood in Israel. They feel cornered. The reactions out of Israel reflect that feeling.

(The highlight’s mine..)  Huh!  It isn’t a Jewish custom…But Isreal has adopted Arab culture to construct an insult out of a guy wearing a pair of shoes?!Beck: Youthless

Arenstein just stereotyped the entire Isreali nation with an Arab custom and that dude gets to keep his freaking job?!

Check out Arenstein’s Twitter from a few hours ago…

Some are linking Holocaust shooting with abortion doctor killing. They say Black president is flushing out extremists?

If I had my guess – I’d say Arenstein is a racist pig and CBS is a piece of shit news-outlet.

Adam Lambert Decides to Come Out of the Closet

From Mercury News:

“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert, who has been coyly noncommittal about his sexuality since becoming a sensation on the TV talent show, will come out in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in next month’s edition, the New York Post reported today.

Lambert has cheerfully ducked questions about his sexual preference, despite photos posted on the Web showing him kissing men, dressing in drag and otherwise acting like a British comedian.

The Post, quoting a “well-placed” source at Rolling Stone, said Lambert will put the speculation to rest in his cover-story interview.

“He didn’t want it to be an issue during the contest, but he’s fine with his sexuality,” the source told the New York Post. As recently as this week, Lambert told people to “keep speculating” when asked about his sexual preference.

Lambert is on a roll:

“Conforming is not cool,” he adds. “Embracing who you are and what makes you different is actually what’s really cool … The kids that are different and out there and expressive and are bold with those choices, those are the people that grow up to be people we all want to hang out with, that become celebrities or become really successful in what they do because they believe in who they are.”

Now is this a lot more fun than listening to Fox News brag about the Christian vote that rigged Rupert Murdoch’s singing contest to win?

Lambert’s going to be the next Golden Boy of music and folks won’t care if he’s gay any more than they care if Elton John is gay.

To see Rolling Stone’s exclusive interview with Lamber, click here.

A Little Something on the topic of Torture

fructose_boostI had lunch with my Dad the other day.  I like having lunch with him because he gives me an insight as to what the “Joe Turnip” Republican conservative is talking about politically these days, and he’s able to maintain his cool even when I’m telling him things that he doesn’t want to hear.  Well, most of the time he keeps his cool.  It’s all part of a healthy dialog between differences of opinion!  Face it, if you can’t have an intelligent and rational conversation with someone of your political-opposite – you’re probably the “crazy political” person that nobody wants to be around.

Calm, rational and intelligent political conversation is challenging!  Keeping your cool is difficult!

Of course, my Dad repeats Republican “talking points”; Rush Limbaugh’s (ridiculous) ideas and whatever Fox News is currently pushing out on their noise-maker, which is helpful to know what the “average Joe Turnip” from their camp is thinking.  It’s partly why I love Keith Olbermann so much: He’s running stories that clarifies the GOP/Fox Noise Talking Points and throws their views under the proverbial bus by explaining the history of the subject, the back-drop surrounding the subject with a wrap-up on why the GOP is wrong in every aspect of the subject.

At one point in time, between finishing our chips and salsa and our fish tacos arriving, Dad’s kinda stressing out on the topic of Republicans’ views towards this whole Turture thing – thanks to Team Obama.  My Dad’s pretty ticked off: Obama smeared Bush and was enacting revenge by releasing these torture memos – blah blah blah. After years of these “political power-lunches”, it’s more like meditation with an organic “ohmmmmmmmmm” and holding it as long as necessary.  You just let them scream – while you hum: “ohmmmmmmmm”

But then my Dad obliquely said this:

“And you know… This waterboarding was not torture!  It wasn’t!  Look, no soft-body tissue was damaged and they were not killed.  In fact, they had a doctor standing by to make sure that the prisoner was safe!  If no soft-body tissue damage occured, and there’s a doctor standing-by – then it wasn’t torture!!”

Easy point to argue?

Here’s me:

“Dad;  Dr. Mengele was standing by while Jews were turtured in Germany.  It was still torture! I highly doubt that since a doctor was on-hand while these people were waterboarding poses a credible smell-test.”

My Dad was NOT pleased with the analogy.  But, that’s his problem, not mine.  Chalk two gold stars for me.

Last Friday Olbermann discussed the issue of “water boarding” in a historical sense

  • During the 1898 Spanish-American war: US soldiers were using a technique called “water cure” on POW’s in the Philippines and they were courts marshalled.
  • In 1968, the Washington Post published a photo of a US Troop waterboarding a North Vietnamese POW.  Following an Army Investigation, that soldier was courts marshalled.

Huh?!  Huh?!  You see what I mean?  I like Olbermann because he educates me instead of telling me what my opnion should be.

I repeated these points to my Dad, and by noting that torture via waterboarding isn’t something new!

It’s gone on a long time, and the information collected from torture is completely useless:  Just ask John McCain!

Dad didn’t agree – He wanted to get technical by pointing back at the face that “soft tissue” of the body wasn’t harmed – so it doesn’t equate to the technicality of “torture”.  (In other words – we didn’t cut, pierce or gouge skin, limbs or flesh.  Since we didn’t cut off their ears, for example, this couldn’t be considered, techincally “torture”.)  Again, he’s stuck on the issue of “soft-tissue damage” as if it’s something…anything…that prevents his beloved Republican President from being accused of War Crimes.

He lost the argument, again. Two more gold stars for me.

Me:

“Dad: You don’t get to the priviledge all-of-a-sudden to simply redefine what constitutes “torture” because it’s politically convenient!  US Law, International Law, the UCMJ and the Geneva Convention has clearly defined what constitutes “torture”, and the subject of “soft-tissue damage” isn’t included!  If you want to re-define what constitutes “torture”, based on a technicalities – you’re going to have a lot more work ahead of you than simply dismissing the topic because it’s politically convenient!”

Later that night, Keith Olbermann had Maj Gen John Batiste on his show and he had a rather lengthy conversation on the subject of Torture.  Batiste noted that we should examine the Geneva Convention’s “Common Article 3” and look at the photos of Abu Ghraib to decide for ourselves about the topic of Torture.

At the 5:48 time-stamp, Batiste says:

Batiste: Morally, I think most Americans would agree now, that what had happened was torture, pure and simple.  If you don’t believe it, Google “common article three of  the Geneva Conventions”, read about it and reconcile that with the pictures you’ve seen of Abu Ghraib, and make your own decision.”

An interesting idea, No?!!

From the NY Times and Anti-War.com, let’s look at the Geneva Convention’s “Common Article 3” and align it along with photos taken directly from Abu Gharaib:

In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each Party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions:

(1) Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed ‘hors de combat’ by sickness, wounds, detention, .or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria

To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:

(a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;

(b) taking of hostages;

(c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment;

(d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.

(2) The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for.

An impartial humanitarian body, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, may offer its services to the Parties to the conflict.

The Parties to the conflict should further endeavor to bring into force, by means of special agreements, all or part of the other provisions of the present Convention.

The application of the preceding provisions shall not affect the legal status of the Parties to the conflict.

The GOP is furious with President Barack Obama for releasing the Bush Administration’s memos related to torture.  And yet, Maj Gen. Janet Karpinsky makes a great point: Where were these Bushies when these photos being released to the public sector years ago?  They should have been proud of themselves by noting all of the “good information” they obtained from this torture!

But they’re not saying that now.  Today, they’re saying that since there wasn’t any “soft-tissue damage”, then it doesn’t equate to the technical word — the clinical word that defines: “Torture”.

Years ago, I heard a story about the Germans who lived during the World War II Nazi Germany Days.  Long after the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals had finished, Germans who were alive and active in supporting the Nazi’s never understood exactly what made the rest of the world so horrified by what they had done. For decades, Hitler’s Youth grew up, had children – eventually grandchildren and all the while, they never really grasped exactly what made everybody around the world view their actions as being so heinous, so vile.

They became an oddity from within their own society and they never fully understood why all the attention.

Perhaps that’s the lesson I have to learn when I have lunch with my Dad the next time.  He’s never going to understand anyway.  Along with what remains of the GOP, he’ll never understand exactly why it was wrong what we did, and all of the miscellaneous details that identified these men to be tortured this way under our watch, will be a legacy that will be left to the rest of us.

We tortured these people.  And for once, instead of adding to a long history of indigenous peoples quarrantined on Native American reservations,  POW’s given blankets infested with tuberculosis and small-pox,  Japanese-Americans being thrown into prisons, and another President Bill Clinton deciding to ignoring the Iran-Contra crimes…We need to stop this train-wreck once and for all.  We should bite the bullet, and let the Bush Administration face the War Crimes Tribunals and let the Republican Party find a way to work around the situation on their own.  They stood-by and did nothing when they had the chance when those photos first appeared back then — so their inaction has to have consequences.

Gimme s’more a’dat “Liberal” Press!!

vomitNBC, ya know!! Gotta love ’em! They just can’t crank out enough of that conservative propaganda bull-crap! Recalling only two years ago, that it was Katie Couric who had Governor Howard Dean on the Today show trying to make the claim that Democrats took money from that slime-ball Jack Abramoff.

COURIC: Hey, wait a second. Democrats took — Democrats took money from Abramoff too, Mr. Dean.

DEAN: That is absolutely false. That did not happen. Not one dime of money from Jack Abramoff went to any Democrat at any time.

After she heaved her lunch up on Howard Dean, she concluded with:

COURIC: Well, we’ll obviously have to look into that and clarify that for our viewers at a later date. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Mr. Dean, Governor Dean, thanks so much for talking with us.

Which of course, she never bothered to clarify for the viewers. NBC, CBS, CNN and ABC have been following in Fox Noise’s footsteps like drunken sailors trying to one-up each other on who can be more conservative ever since.

NBC’s Ann Curry is now front and center spewing utter lies about Obama’s pick for “minister du jur” for his Inauguration Day, Rick Warren. It’s bad enough to have Obama pick that filthy little Hate Monger to bloviate about how much God Almighty hates gay and lesbian people, but to let Ann Curry run around supporting that ass just makes NBC news look even dumber.

Yesterday on MSNBC Live, Curry said about Rick Warren and California’s Prop 8 bill while in a conversation with Contessa Brewer:

CURRY: It’s interesting. You know, one of the answers he has to that is that the pro — the idea of gay marriage was so well-funded in terms of, groups had come forth and had basically said, you know, “We’re gonna fund the fight against this ban,” that he felt that it was his responsibility to come out and say, “Wait a minute. We need to also — we need to create a balance here so that people hear both sides.”

Rambo Kitty

Oh thanks Ann Curry!! You’re such a trashy liar you don’t even know what you’re lying about! Rick Warren never came out and tried to “look for balance” and he did everything in his power to make sure people did NOT hear both sides! What a lying little whore!

I need to write a blog entitled:

“Die Ann Curry, Die Die! DIE!”

Curry goes on (to bury herself in more lies):

One of the issues he said is that, you know, he cannot — he was concerned that there would be an infringement on his freedom to speak about it, because if, in fact, he came out — he was worried that this Proposition 8 would prevent him from getting up on the pulpit and speaking out against same-sex marriage.


Like I’ve said: Curry doesn’t know what she’s talking about. There was nothing in Proposition 8 that took Rick Warren’s Homophobic Hate-Mongering Ministry away from him. Proposition 8 was not a bill about giving out “gag orders” to Hate Mongers. What is wrong with these people?!?

Trust me, people: People like Rick Warren aren’t afraid of anybody or anything taking away their rights to speak about anything. These people will spew their hatred towards anybody they please and run behind the United States Constitution crabbing about their “right to free speech” and their insistence on a separated Church and State until the cows come home. When it comes to the Church legislating morality in this country, they’re all for it.

Ann CoulterNow we can all look forward to January 6th when NBC’s Today show will once again – play host for the Queen of Mean, Ann Coulter who will get lots of air time to promote her brand-new book: “Guilty: Liberal Victims and their Assault on America.” …Because – NBC is run by a bunch of “liberals ” you see.

Coulter has made a number of highly controversial remarks during her appearances on NBC-owned channels. On NBC programs alone, Coulter has called former Vice President Al Gore a “total fag” and has called former President Bill Clinton a “latent homosexual.” Elsewhere, Coulter repeatedly likened Obama to Adolf Hitler in media appearances and in her syndicated column in 2008 and written that, without affirmative action, African-American Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) couldn’t get a job “that didn’t involve wearing a paper hat.” She has also said of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: “We need somebody to put rat poison in Justice Stevens’ créme brulée.” Indeed, Coulter has repeatedly mused about potential acts of violence against people she doesn’t like or with whom she disagrees.

Media Matters goes on to note that MSNBC, NBC and CNBC has played host to Ann Coulter and her dribble 194 times between April 1997 to Oct. 2007. Do you think a liberal like Michael Moore has been on MSNBC, CNBC or NBC one hundred and ninety four times?

One of the few good news journalists we have, CBS News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent, Lara Logan was on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” last July. While on it, she was asked if she watched American News. She flatly denied that she does. Repeatedly she said “No, I do not watch American television news.” She leaned in on Stewart and said; If I were to watch the news that you’re hearing in the United States, I’d just blow my brains out. ‘Cause it would drive me nuts.

Ya think?!

In an Op Ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, Bernard Goldberg wrote an homage to Tim Russert who had recently passed away. Goldberg and Russert spent a great deal of time talking about bias in the media. And in his piece honoring his friend Russert, Goldberg wrote:

“Why the closed-mindedness when the subject comes around to media bias?” I asked him.

“That, to me, is totally contrary to who we’re supposed to be as journalists. . . . If someone suggested there was an anti-black bias, an anti-gay bias, an anti-American bias, we’d sit up and say, ‘Let’s talk about this, let’s tackle it.’ Well, if there’s a liberal bias or a cultural bias we have to sit up and tackle it and discuss it. We have got to be open to these things.

His many friends in journalism — the ones who spend their lives inside that comfortable, elitist bubble — would do well to take those words to heart. Facing up to their biases and making a conscious effort to get rid of what Tim called “preferred positions” on important social issues (for abortion and against guns, for example) would be a lasting tribute to Tim.

FruitFly 6Lara Logan is absolutely correct: We don’t have “news” in this country. What we have is bubble-headed bimbos like Ann Curry blabbing utter  jibberish about  gay rights being yanked away in an effort to protect a fat man’s Constitutional right to spew hatred across this country.

And when NBC parades the likes of Ann Coulter out on their Today Show stage to blab about her personal hatred towards liberals, you just don’t get that “Free Pass” on calling the news “Liberal” anymore!  You just don’t!

Peeking in on Roger Ailes’ Blog…

Lord VoldemortI love snooping in on Right Wing crazies to find out what’s inside their brains. Most of the time, I come up empty, but I try not to seem to stunned by the fact.

Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, has a personal blog and I found his entry on Easter Sunday rather amusing:

Happy Easter

Or, as John McCain calls it, the Jewish Custer’s Last Stand.

The Senator has no campaign events scheduled for today, as he will spend theFruitFly entire holiday hunting, unsuccessfully, for the Easter eggs he hid last night.

Now there’s a miserable Republican voter!

Hillary’s Follies and Foibles? (I’m Not One to Gloat!)

HClinton I’m ready to fully support Hillary Clinton as the new President of the United States! It’s way past due we have a woman as President of the United States. However, I’m not sure Hillary is that woman! Besides, I see in my crystal ball that these tiny little goof-ups are going to catch up with her soon. And I’ve promised myself that I wouldn’t be one to gloat when it does.

Hillary’s latest staff change has apparently upset a potentially large voting block in the upcoming Texas primary. Removing Patti Solis Doyle as Clinton’s campaign manager has blown it for one Super Delegate; Steven Ybarra of California.

Heading the voting rights league of the DNC Hispanic Caucus, Ybarra has fired off an angry email to fellow Latina delegates within hours after the campaign announced Solis Doyle was being replaced by Maggie Williams who is of African-American decent.

Ybarra told The Post yesterday that the loss of Solis Doyle, a child of Mexican immigrants, just weeks before the Texas primary, where 36 percent of the population is Hispanic, was “dumb as a stump.”

Solis Doyle has rushed to defend the move by noting she was still an active adviser on the Clinton campaign and that the change was amiable. She dismissed allegations that her position be replaced was not under hostile conditions.

Ybarra, pointing to Senator Clinton’s pledged loyalty to the Hispanic voters everywhere said angrily in his email:

The e-mail noted that Clinton, who is looking to Latino voters for a boost in the Texas and Ohio primaries on March 4, scored heavily with Hispanics in her California win.

“Apparently, loyalty is not a two-way street,” he wrote. “Latino superdelegates like myself . . . will have cause to pause.”

With Texas and Ohio’s primaries coming up in two weeks, it’ll be a matter of timing to turn those Hispanic votes into loyal Obama followers.

I would mark this as Clinton’s 4th political mistake made in her campaign so far.

  1. Teachers Union endorsing Clinton filed a lawsuit against the Culinary Union for supporting Barack Obama. Clinton mistake was evident: While on Meet the Press with Tim Russert, Clinton seemed apathetic and explained she felt it was better for the courts to decide. The smart political move would have been to tell Russert that she’s disappointed by the lawsuit and would talk to the Teachers Union to find a simpler solution to work out their differences.
  2. After Clinton, Obama and the entire Presidential delegation signed promises to certain rules for this upcoming election campaign, Clinton patently broke her sworn signature by sitting in Florida’s primaries complaining about their lack of delegates. She appeared hypocritical while she whined that these Florida votes couldn’t be counted and that alluded that she was embattling the very DNC who’s rules she signed-off and promised to cooperate with. A real political professional would be to appeal to Howard Dean and the DNC from her home state in New York and urge for an amicable resolution to benefit everybody.
  3. Clinton’s decision to go ahead with the debate on Fox News. After they all promised not to appear on Fox News, CEO Roger Ailes eventually said (stupidly):

“The candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face Al Qaeda,”

Now Clinton has accepted the invitation to have a debate on Fox, with or without Barack Obama.

There is an enormous interest in these debates an clamoring on the part of the Democratic Party for them,” said Clinton’s spokesperson Howard Wolfson. “We have not had a large number in which two people have participated. We’ve had multi-candidate debates… the fact is Senator Clinton has enjoyed the opportunity to debate and get her message out. Certainly as we move to the next exciting day of this nomination calendar, voters want the opportunity to see these two candidates compete against each other.”

hindenburgHer time on Fox will go down like a The Hindenburg with the No Smoking signs turned off. Especially without Barack Obama being there to share in the debate. And Obama certainly has no interest in raising any advertising revenue for Roger Ailes.

Obama’s clean sweep tonight through the Potomac is going to hurt the Clinton campaign…and severely.

NBC reported tonight that Clinton had no schedule to appear in Wisconsin before the next race and is sending former President BillFruitFly 6 Clinton and their daughter Chelsea instead. That will make Hillary Clinton’s fifth mistake in this campaign.

Thankfully, I’m not gloating. Because if I was gloating, I would come off as “cheap” and “tawdry”. And everybody knows that I’m not “tawdry”.

Redstate Continues to spit on Paulites

Ron Paul Foreign PolicyI actually like watching Republicans kicking each other in the groin. Seriously! It’s like watching Jackass, The Movie III. Better than watching Wee-Man go flying through a wall of florescent light-bulbs with a red -flare rocket strapped to his skateboard…

They hate Willard Romney. He’s a flip-flopper…unless you’re a southern conservative. In the South, he’s a Satan Worshipper, in spite of Bob Jones Jr. endorsing him long before Huckleberry became popular.

Rudy’s just a dirt-bag who uses tax-payer monies to use NYPD as bodyguards for the protection of his mistress and her family. But they don’t seem to care about government waste when it comes to adultry and New York’s finest. Rudy’s sins don’t qualify recognition with the “fiscal conservative” wig-wams, “religious conservative” wigwams or even “social conservative” wigwams. His children will have nothing to do with him and even his fucking priest has been charged with sexual assault.

Fred Thompson geeks are too stoned or far too strung out to know why they support that “Hollywood hunk”. Redstate just loves Grandpa Fred and the rest of Team GOP thinks Fred’s a lazy ass and he’s just in the way. They don’t kick out Fred Thompson geeks, even though Ron Paul gets a 10% better poll rating than Fred-Hollywood.

Personally, I think it’s nothing but GOP Hedonism. Pick on the punk because its easy to hate the skinny kid.

Example: Redstate beats up Ron Paul’s cheer-leading squad.

But I have never in my life witnessed the sort of zealotry that attaches some to Ron Paul.

Can anyone explain this to me? Why have so many otherwise sane-seeming people gone completely bug**** crazy over this flake?

I wasn’t just tossing a cheap joke into the last post. Seriously, honestly: Let us put aside indelicate questions about Ron Paul’s possible anti-semitism, racism, etc. Just let’s leave that be for a moment.

Can Ron Paul’s defenders please justify voting for a man who appears, based on the evidence, to be mentally unstable and haunted by a livable and low-grade, but quite real, case of paranoid schizophrenia?

“Who cares?” you say?

Ron Paul geeks; that’s who. Paulites.

Recently, Fox Noise kicked Ron Paul off their Weiner Roast Forum and the Paulites reacted…badly. In New Hampshire, they tracked down Sean Hannity, angry about being removed from the Weiner Roast. Instead of torches and pitchforks, the crazed Ron Paul mob chased “Sergeant Shultz” down the street equipped with hand-held GPS, IPODs, MP3’s, two Dell laptops and sixteen Sony digital video-cams.

Don’t believe me? Click my favorite link here:

frinkYou might remember, only three months ago – Redstate kicked out the entire Ron Paul cheer-leading squad because they were a.) lame and b.) had apparently seen more flying saucers than Dennis Kucinich on a clear day on the side of a rain forest mountain smoking hemp with Shirley McLain. Out of huge protest, Redstate capitulated and decided to let the rodents back into the rats nest. Once again, the Paulites were happy.

In today’s world; Redstate ridicules the Paulites and treats them the same way as their own King George used to blow up frogs with firecracker-enimas.

In the past twenty-odd years, it’s always been the GOP who’s been goose-stepping their way to Congress and it shows in their miserable success of der klitzeklein dummkopf, “King George”. This election cycle is different. This election year: Watching the GOP makes me want to sing Sondheim’sFruitFly 6 Send in the Clowns.

Don’t you love farce?
My fault I fear.
I thought that you’d want what I want.
Sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns.
Don’t bother, they’re here.