Obama: “Blah, blah, blabbity blah”

These days when Obama talks all I hear is the sound of adults talking in a Peanuts special.

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52 Responses to Obama: “Blah, blah, blabbity blah”

  1. The Klown says:

    FYI: My Darling Daughter sends this message from Indy:

    “Avoid the north side all together. My god.”

    • You have no idea how much they have fucked up traffic in this town. They decided to close 65 & 70 right in the middle of downtown of Indy for two months to “raise the overpasses” (when they’re really lowering the roads). This is because dumbass truckers can’t read signs and refuse to use the 465 exchange to avoid getting stuck. While they are doing this dumbass project in September and October, instead of June & July when the kids are off school, they have decided it would be BRILLIANT to also do construction on 4 of the five major thoroughfares that crisscross the city, thereby forcing additional detours into and out of downtown.

      My 15 minutes commute to and from work is now up to at least 35 minutes each way. I live in the south. I feel so sorry for the people in the north, except that they’re mostly underprivileged, rude assholes. I’m sure your daughter and her family are the exceptions that prove the rule.

  2. Lulu says:

  3. elliesmom says:

    There’s a woman running for Ed Markey’s House seat who is running ads on TV. Her ads are all about how horrible Republicans are for women and my bs meter is off the charts. She has her mom on one of her ads saying she (the mother) “scored off the charts on a vocational test for engineering” but was told she couldn’t go to engineering school because she was a woman. Now she looks about my age or maybe just a little older. (She’s skinny and her wrinkles might show more than mine.) MIT has been admitting women since the early 1900’s, which I’m sure is before her time. I received scholarship offers from several engineering schools in the late 60’s, and I was recruited by some like I was a top tier football player. So she must not have been so far off the charts. She also suggests it’s still hard for women to go to engineering school today. Malarkey. The only thing keeping women out of engineering school is that they don’t apply. I would love to see another woman in the MA congressional delegation, but give me a break. If there’s a “war on women”, it isn’t at MIT. And no Republican is trying to keep girls out of math and science careers. That would be Democrat Larry Summers.

    • But the myth is alive and well because it’s what some folk desperately WANT to believe.

    • wmcb says:

      Yes, it is malarkey. From what I can see, “feminists” today expend a lot more energy whining over pronouns and dissecting male gazes to see if they’re rapey or not, than they do actually accomplishing jack squat for themselves.

      We older women threw open the doors of opportunity, and they decided to sit on the steps and endlessly snivel about “some dude complimented my slacks” instead of fucking ENTERING.

      • wmcb says:

        In short, feminism has become a self-reinforcing loop, concernd with the propogation of an ever-expanding definition of victim-status, so as to maintain that victim status as a means of “power” and influence.

        It’s all a race to be the most victimy victim. Victimhood Is Power. It disgusts me.

        • Lulu says:

          It is also used as a excuse for being lazy, making bad choices, and not taking responsibility for themselves. Not all, but many are gigantic losers. It is the same “poor helpless little me” but in a new context. Men are usually the ones called losers but women can be gigantic ones too.

        • wmcb says:

          It’s ridiculous. They are the New Victorians, replete with fainting couches.

        • The Klown says:

          Some men are pigs. If you think they are bad in mixed company, you should see them in a all-male environment.

          It’s a real shock for some women to discover that men act differently when they competing with you instead of trying to get in your pants.

        • elliesmom says:

          I’ve never had a hard time competing with “the boys”. I have 3 brothers and no sisters. My mom was needlessly worried that being first in my class would keep me from getting a date to the prom. Some guys appreciate a girl who can fix their car. Going to college in a mostly male environment prepared me well for working in engineering, but not so much for working with mostly women when I taught middle school. High school was pretty evenly balanced, especially in the science department. But men were scarce in middle school, and their voices were given a lot more importance. When women did speak up, I wasn’t prepared for the constant whining. Or the need to attach blame to everything.

      • Constance says:

        Amen to that. They need to pick no more than three issues and hammer them endlessly. I suggest, equal pay and job opportunity for women, media images of women, equal and relevant health care for women. Of course feminists pick genital mutilation of women which isn’t much of an issue in the USA, lesbian rights and clumsy compliments from men. Then the block all dissenting comments on any blog they run to stifle conversation.

    • gxm17 says:

      Did she say why she couldn’t go to engineering school? It may have been her family that told her she couldn’t. My mother’s brothers all went to college but she was only allowed to go to secretarial school because, her father told her, she would not need a career since it was assumed she’d quit working when she got married. (She didn’t. And not having a four-year degree, in addition to sexism/racism, seriously hindered her career.)

  4. DeniseVB says:

    The federally employed special snowflake children of my FB friends are whining now about being laid off without pay tomorrow. Guess they thought they were essential too? Oh yeah, and blaming the GOP. In my day, Gov shutdowns meant promotion and pay freezes. Still had jobs though. But the Preezy was always blamed in our rants then too 😉

  5. t says:

    Over at Corrente, someone just caught that in California, navigators are being delayed until late in 2014. I suspect that the mandate is going to be delayed as part of this kabuki deal we’re going thru. That is why the web sites are crap right now and why California doesn’t think it’s going to need navigators until NEXT year.

    And yeah, it’s all going to be blamed on Republicans when equal blame can go around…well, I don’t blame KOS, because he’s too stupid to blame ;-).

  6. driguana says:

    blithering blah blah….

  7. insanelysane says:

    Anybody still listening to his words and believing any of it is a fool.

  8. wmcb says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      It’s a tax bill. The SCOTUS said so. Dems brag about how they made it constitutional (as a tax bill). The largest tax increase in history in fact. So how can they complain about it being involved in a budget fight.

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  12. DandyTIger says:

    The government shut down. Can anyone tell the difference?

  13. wmcb says:

    Hahaha! Sarah Badger don’t give a shit:

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  16. Hello.
    Is any out there?


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  18. I think it’s ironic that UC Berkeley had an explosion and fire this evening which was caused by the theft of copper wires from underground power vaults. Hard times are here and scavengers are going anywhere that seems to have little activity and ripping out stuff that comes loose easily. Apparently CAL qualifies for lack of activity.

    • wmcb says:

      You must be wrong. I hear from progs all the time that CA is just peachy, has a surplus, and it’s all rosy outlook and blue skies, lalalalalala!

      • Those are the ones wearing their dark glasses at night. yeh?

        • wmcb says:

          What’s so sad about the progs is that their approach to some things could indeed be helpful, if tweaked. But you just can’t reach any solutions with people who flatly REFUSE to face reality in any way whatsoever. Who do shit because it sounds “caring”, and walk away with their fingers in their ears when it’s obviously, brutally, and abjectly failing.

          And that’s seriously what they’ve become. Like a caricature of every batshit stereotype of batshit moonbeamers ever uttered. Conservatives don’t have all the answers either. But as a whole, their approach at least begins by being (mostly) willing to look squarely at the problems. You at least have a starting point with them, and can argue from there.

          With lefties, it’s all “We are on a glorious journey to PROGRESSLAND, so DO NOT INTERRUPT US with your icky reality which is bad and notgoodtIdon’twanttothinkaboutityouracist!!!” Swear to god it’s worse than talking to a fucking Scientologist. They are on a goddamned Children’s Crusade, and it won’t end well.

  19. “So how do you know so many of my relatives so well?”
    When I worked with several progs as peers it was pretty easy because I gathered in the facts on our projects, presented a couple of workable solutions to my bosses, and just ignored the babble of excited voices expressing dream possibilities versus reality. I’ve found when the sun comes up, reality usually wins.
    I’ve also discovered about half my prog kinfolk have evolved over the years and are embarrassed today by some of the views they held back when they were sure about everything, The rest are simply not logical, but they’re kin so that’s it.

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