Obama tells Gates, cop: "Stay thirsty, my friends"
STAY STUPID, my friends
His ego is expanding faster than the national debt. He once bowled a 37. Honest. He lives vicariously through his teleprompter. The police often question him, just so he can say they acted stupidly. His blood smells like arugula. Every time a pitcher throws a perfect game, he claims to know them. He's been known to cure insomnia, just by holding a press conference. People hang on his every word. They're so bored they hang themselves. He can speak Indonesian . . . in Kenyan.
He is the Most Irritating Man in the World.
"I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I make a photo op out of it."
"Stay stupid, my friends."
So Obama stuck his nose into a situation he knows nothing about. No, I'm not talking about the presidency. That's a given. No, I'm talking about Gatesgate. At his initial presser, Obama admitted, "I may be a little biased here. I don't know all the facts." But that didn't stop The Most Interfering Man in the World from giving his opinion, saying that the Cambridge police "acted stupidly."
Well, that didn't go over too well, so later Barack had to backtrack a bit: "I could have calibrated those words differently." And he invited Professor Gates and Officer Crowley over for a beer.
So how have the DUmmies reacted to all this? Lots of threads over in DUmmieland, for example, this THREAD, and we'll sample a few others beside. So belly up to the bar, boys, lift a pint, and let's all sing "Kumbaya." The DUmmie comments are in Killian Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, is in the [Barackets]:
President Obama Inviting Gates and Crowley Over For A Beer? Brilliant!
[The only thing more brilliant would be to fly up to Boston, where those guys live, head over to Bukowski's, and ask the Pittster to moderate!]
the President swallowed his ego, and worked to resolve the problem.
[The Grand Canyon could not swallow Obama's ego.]
Well, the President better not get too 'uppity' while Crowley is there: we don't want to see an arrest in the White House.
[Profilings in Courage.]
As long as he checks his gun and his tazer at the door, why the Hell not?
[Obama could disarm him with his looks . . . or his hands. Either way.]
Obama IS brilliant!
[He is so brilliant, he'll even get those guys to buy HIM a beer! He is the Most Brilliant Man in the World.]
It is good, can't wait for the photo op.
[That's what it's all about.]
Our President knows how to appeal to the better angels in people.
[Our President knows how to appear at the better angles in a photo op.]
The Symbolism is thick.
[That's not the only thing.]
am I the only one who expects a few whiny parents to slam Obama for setting a bad example for children by offering a beer (as opposed to a Coke or whatever else) to Gates and Crowley. . . ?
[FREE UNIVERSAL BEER FOR ALL!]
Some parents, some religious types.
[Not the Lutherans. We like beer.]
they should start with Wild Turkey and move through the spirits from there.
[PJ will send over some Flor de Caña.]
Just get totally f*cking sloshed. That would be so awesome.
[I think we've found the DUmmies' sweet spot.]
I'd rather they smoked a doob.
[Barry might have flashbacks.]
our Fearless Beloved Leader has enough empathy to save the Nation.
[He has so much empathy he can export it to other planets.]
Dude - the Prez is from Chi-Town. . . . Who could turn down a beer from a Chicagoan?
[Dude, I, Charles Henrickson, am from Chicago! Born and raised there. Barry is from . . . well, nobody knows where he's from. . . . But, who could turn down a beer from an Indonesian?]
So - honestly, you would turn down Beer with Obama?
[Will Pitt would not turn down a free beer with Richard Speck.]
The great lesson: "When in doubt, have a drink!" Something I try to practice on a daily basis.
[Will Pitt wants a job with the administration as Undersecretary of Beer.]
Maybe Obama and Gates should waterboard Crowley with a couple of Sam Adams. . . .
[Wouldn't that be "beerboarding"?]
they should enjoy some 18 year old Elijah Craig Bourbon...and a nice bong hit.
[Most DUmmies would just go with the bong.]
"White House spokesman Robert Gibbs promised Budweiser, the all-American king of beers." I am aghast and shaken to the core.
[For once I agree with a DUmmie! Kewpie Doll on the way!]