How about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?


Come to think of it, President Obama does remind me of Carl Spackler, swinging a sickle at some flowers, dreaming of greatness and green jackets. Both, it seems, have an overly inflated and completely unrealistic opinion of themselves and their abilities.

Assigned Reading: Obama Passes on Meeting With Dalai Lama
(FROM: The Washington Times)

Ahoy, polloi!

When it comes to domestic policy, matters of health care reform, cap-and-trade and economic stimulus, it could be said that our president plays by “winter rules,” and that Congress–led by Nancy Pelosi, who must’ve been something before electricity–is as careless with taxpayer money as an aging, perpetually drunk former professional golfer would be with those enormous checks. I’d like to tell each and every one of them that they’ll get nothing, and like it!

As for Obama — you’d think, when presented with an opportunity to sit down with someone like the Dalai Lama, you’d want to pick his brain, to get into that dude’s pelt and crawl around for a few days. But, instead, he says “no,” just to appease China. Something tells me that Barack Obama will not be receiving total consciousness. Which is nice.

Ugh. Somebody tell me that this is all a nightmare, or that I’m probably high already and don’t even know it. It all seems so unreal; up is down, down is up, enemies are treated like friends and friends are treated like enemies, and our president would likely rather meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than the 12th Son of the Lama, with his flowing robes . . . bald . . . striking. I’d say I’m going crazy, but that’s what they said about the Son of Sam.

Oh well, as the Zen philosopher Basho once wrote: “A flute with no holes is not a flute, and a donut with no hole is a danish.”

From the Washington Times piece:

The last time the Dalai Lama visited Washington, President George W. Bush presented the exiled Tibetan leader with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Now the Dalai Lama cannot even get a private meeting with President Obama. The only winner in this rebuff is communist China.

This is the first time since 1991 that the Dalai Lama will visit our nation’s capital and not meet with the sitting president. The White House reportedly claims it means no disrespect to the Tibetan leader but is wary of creating controversy ahead of Mr. Obama’s summit with Chinese President Hu Jintao next month.

The Obama White House shows an inordinate – one might say obsessive – amount of concern for other countries’ sensitivities. The president and his team seem fixated on the notion that the Bush administration ruined America’s image in the world and it is the administration’s historic mission to repair it. This idea is so entrenched it became the basis for Mr. Obama’s shipwrecked bid to bring the Olympics to Chicago. That embarrassing failure should teach the president that nine months into his presidency, the anti-Bush line has grown stale. He’s not Mr. Bush. The world gets the point – and is yawning.

(Rat farts.)

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  1. JEFF SCHREIBER says:

    For those who haven't seen Caddyshack:

    1. This piece will likely make little or no sense to you.

    2. Go out and rent it. Now. Everybody deserves a laugh.

  2. Loren says:

    This presidency is worse than low grade dog food. And yes, I believe it is the dance of the living dead!

  3. Boston Blackie says:

    Of course, once again like everything else, it is George Bush's fault. Don't forget that W is also responsible for the sinking of the Titanic and the Lindberg kidnapping. God help us, 2012 can't come soon enough.
    Now I know how those with Bush Derangement Syndrome felt like.

  4. Rix says:

    Lay off the weed, Jeff. Our life might have turned into a grandly obscene politicial farce but I'll still take your legal brilliance and writing skills over your cinematographic tastes any day. :)

  5. SHANKOPOTAMUS says:

    What is Obamas golf handicap?, we ALL KNOW his presidential handicap.

  6. COMMANDER-IN-BRIEF says:

    We need a permanent link at the top post of some SERIOUS combat footage from Afghanistan AND Iraq, to never let us forget what our boys are doing for us….. as their chain of command is failing them….. I can't grasp being there under this CIC and not going postal.

  7. TWO MINDS MEET (Well, actually one) says:

    Why should our Dully Lameo meet the Dalai Lama? No need to bore the poor old guy.

  8. THERE GOES YOUR AVERAGE says:

    Rix is wrong

    (about the cinematography tastes)

  9. INCOMING!! / FORE! says:

    That photo looks like a VERY BAD Tiger Wood impersonator. How many troops died, without reinforcements, as he played golf on our dime.

  10. DISGUSTING says:

    We need a surge, on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  11. Gail B says:

    Rix is right.

    "(Rat farts.)" Well said!

    Obama/Soetoro has assured the Dalai Lama that Obama/Soetoro will schedule a meeting with him by the end of the year. Will the Dalai Lama appreciate beer in the Rose Garden in December?

    In your words, "Rat farts!"

  12. Jack Ott says:

    "Caddyshack" was a very entertaining movie and as most good comedy that I have seen, was about as realistic as Obama's foreign policy. In fact, the same can be said about the foreign policies of any of our Dem administrations over the last 40 years. Liberals seem to be unable to get any kind of grasp of international political reality, and are much more comfortable screwing up our domestic issues.

  13. Dee says:

    Everyday brings something new at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Rat farts sums it up. I usually refer to BO as a "jackhole". It's a cross between a jacka** and an a**hole.

  14. constant gina says:

    China is the next world power..hell yeah keep them happy Obama!

  15. Anonymous says:

    So Jeff,
    Lemme get this straight…This is a story about an elitist lawyer who gets elected to a higher position.. believing he owns the country club, tries to do anything he can to keep out the capitalist folks that like to have a grand ole party…actually proves thru his deeds to be a bumbling fool that lets his caddy take the blame for almost decapitating the elderly….while showing disdain for certain religions and showing racism in the same question, (Did you hear the one about…)

    Sounds like we need to clean the turds from the pool and eat candy bars in 2010 !

  16. JOE DIRT says:

    Jeff,

    you need to use a clip from Joe Dirt….. this healthcare bill is Joes meteorite… it will, someday, be seen for what it REALLY IS.

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