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Children of the Sun => Newsday => Political Junkies => Topic started by: nacho on February 19, 2009, 02:21:09 PM

Title: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 19, 2009, 02:21:09 PM
A thread about how we're all kind of sick of Obama and wondering if we'll spend the next three years paying for the first 100 days.

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The highest point on Antigua, formerly known as 'Boggy Peak,' has been renamed 'Mount Obama' in honor of the new President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Mount Obama is 1,300 feet above sea level and a popular hiking spot; it also is home to several TV towers, doubtless used by Antiguans and Barbudans to watch the coverage of Obama's inauguration.


The name change was initially announced after Obama's election victory in November; Baldwin Spencer, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, wrote to Obama saying that, "Your message of change will ignite hope and action in people of many countries who might still be passive in the face of inadequacies and injustice.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 19, 2009, 02:26:20 PM
Well, when I consider the alternative, I will take throngs of Obama worshippers over Sarah Goddamn Palin in D.C. for the forseeable future... although, SNL probably won't be as funny.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 19, 2009, 03:51:19 PM
That's my grandfather's attitude.  Anything to keep women out of government.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 19, 2009, 03:59:18 PM
Well, I'm just saying... if you think you're sick of Obama now, imagine what you'd be saying if McCain had won.  Jesus... the first 100 days would have felt like a century.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 19, 2009, 04:17:18 PM
No...it'd be fine.  Because that's what I expected, and it would be more of the same horror we've been spoon-fed for years.  We made it through eight years of Bush without eating a bullet...why not 12 years?

With Obama, we're on new ground.  And considering America is no longer invincible, that's kind of scary.  Which I've cried about on the front page...
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 19, 2009, 05:59:12 PM
I've tuned out. Obama who?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Matt on February 19, 2009, 11:28:17 PM
Naomi Klein commented to me that it's worrisome when the populace idolizes the president to such a degree that they're still wearing t-shirts with his name on them after the election.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Tatertots on February 19, 2009, 11:36:12 PM
So... After the election we're supposed to hate him?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 19, 2009, 11:58:31 PM
We're still in the honeymoon stage where it's sex on the kitchen floor every night. Give it time.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Tatertots on February 20, 2009, 04:02:22 AM
I'm actually trying to figure out why I'm supposed to be worried that people have t-shirts with Obama on them. Should I hate a basketball player when he gets a contract? Or.... ?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 20, 2009, 06:52:06 AM
I think the issue is less with someone wearing a t-shirt and more with people whose houses are plastered with Obama yard signs -- inside and out!  There are two folks I know who have built yard-sign-shrines throughout their houses.  Like, Obama signs hanging from the ceiling so you have to duck and push them out of your way.  The entire family wearing Obama shirts as their dinner outfits.  A picture of Obama and other posters and stickers forming a candle-lit shrine in the fireplace.

I've seen this, and heard stories of others living like that.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on February 20, 2009, 10:52:30 AM
That's my grandfather's attitude.  Anything to keep women out of government.

He's a wise man.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 20, 2009, 12:59:43 PM
I have 4 Obama t-shirts.  No shit.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on February 21, 2009, 11:56:21 AM
I have 4 Obama t-shirts.  No shit.

Did you spend money on them?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 21, 2009, 12:32:47 PM
Yep.  Bought 2 on the internets because I thought they were cool and the other 2 I got for donating money to the campaign.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on February 21, 2009, 01:01:03 PM
Yep.  Bought 2 on the internets because I thought they were cool and the other 2 I got for donating money to the campaign.

Oh, nubbins.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 21, 2009, 01:03:55 PM
No.  Oh, Monkey!  Because when are you foreign types going to learn that Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars on flag waving gee-gaws even when we're on the verge of economic collapse?

We are the Goebbels Generation!
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 21, 2009, 01:09:58 PM
Marching into history!
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on February 22, 2009, 11:34:27 AM
I bought a Hitler World Tour tshirt once.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 22, 2009, 11:57:54 AM
See, you're kidding, but I have spent more money on Nazi paraphernalia then I have on any modern political candidate.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on February 22, 2009, 12:07:51 PM
I'm not kidding.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 22, 2009, 04:09:25 PM
I don't see what the big deal is really.  In my opinion, this is the way we should feel about our President.  It's a good thing that people are buying shirts and wearing them. It means they're paying attention to politics in some way.  More people caring, even if it's in a superficial way, can't be a bad thing.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 22, 2009, 04:23:36 PM
Well, okay, for the record, buying t-shirts and shit isn't what I'm bitching about.  It's the shrine shit.  The extreme stuff.

But, to address what you're saying there, Nubbins, buying t-shirts isn't caring or paying attention.  Superficial interest doesn't hold water.  That doesn't change anything.  In fact, it's even worse than no interest at all.  People go into this all agog and, when things go south -- as they always do in American politics -- they'll be so sick and fed up that they'll drop out forever. 

We should not be focused on the man.  We should be focused on our Congress, and our local responsibilities.

It helps, in this current case, that Obama has a sympathetic Congress.  Hopefully that'll be the result in 2010, as well.  Then we can enjoy four years with a strong president who isn't a fuck.  But what happens if we get a backlash in 2010 because, simply, we don't take the mid-terms seriously and we're not paying attention?  Low turnout = conservatism.  Obama's presidency is over if that happens.  And these superficial idiots will let that happen...because they don't understand beyond t-shirts and dinner plates.  And they won't be bothered to understand. 
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on February 22, 2009, 05:05:45 PM
I'm just bitching.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 24, 2009, 06:52:24 PM
So...my last call of the day:  A member called, renewed, and then started talking about Obama...then she started crying and sobbing and saying how she was still so emotional about him winning the election and how he's going to save us all.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Tatertots on February 24, 2009, 07:16:01 PM
This is why comic books/superheros became so popular in the Depression. People will "cling" to anything that lets them get lost in a world of happy make-believe. Obama's the new comic.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 24, 2009, 07:23:34 PM
I definitely buy that.

And if you still haven't gotten over his election, then you're a retard.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Tatertots on February 24, 2009, 07:51:55 PM
I'm still not over the fact that Bush isn't President. Every time I read CNN, I still get that little bit of surprise when the headline doesn't involve some amount of insane Federal-level corruption scandal or some burning of the Constitution by the Executive Branch.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 24, 2009, 08:19:53 PM
Well yeah, but you're not on the phone blubbering to complete strangers.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 24, 2009, 08:56:33 PM
I'm still not over the fact that Bush isn't President.

I'm not over the fact that he was elected in 00.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on February 25, 2009, 01:41:09 AM
Al Gore FTW!
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 25, 2009, 02:20:31 PM
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Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 25, 2009, 03:08:27 PM
Hell of a speech he gave last night... hoo!
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 25, 2009, 03:12:49 PM
Can you call me and sob while you say that?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 25, 2009, 03:14:00 PM
I am sobbing.  In my pants.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on February 25, 2009, 03:14:38 PM
I'm going to start calling APA and harrassing everyone.

WHY HASN'T MY RANGER RICK ARRIVED YET?!?!
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 25, 2009, 03:16:34 PM
Nacho, I just left you a sobbing Obama message.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 25, 2009, 03:16:45 PM
Oh, man, I'll start a thread detailing shooting incidents in the office.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 25, 2009, 03:17:10 PM
Nacho, I just left you a sobbing Obama message.

Oh, look at that.  My cell's battery is dead.

Edit:  RC...that's what that call was like.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 25, 2009, 03:41:05 PM
I want you to know that I almost hyperventilated while leaving that voicemail.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Tatertots on February 25, 2009, 05:19:13 PM
Post it!

Cass needs to revive the Voicemail Theater series.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 25, 2009, 05:20:21 PM
So how do I post it?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 27, 2009, 01:33:35 PM
Office mate just got another crying Obama person.

Cust:  Where are you located?

Office Mate:  Washington DC

Cust:  Oh...there's so much going on there now.

Office Mate:  Uh...yes?

And the customer begins tearfully going on and on about how Obama is changing the world.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Tatertots on February 27, 2009, 02:10:55 PM
I'll call and cry about Biden. Spread the love, you know?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on February 27, 2009, 02:12:21 PM
I'm disappointed in Biden because, now that he's Mr. Big Man, he doesn't hang out at the bars anymore screaming at the TV.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Tatertots on February 27, 2009, 02:21:57 PM
But... He... He's just so much... You know? Change. He... He just changes things. Things! *sob*
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: monkey! on March 04, 2009, 06:17:42 AM
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That is... very creepy.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on March 04, 2009, 12:18:46 PM
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Obama Outfitted With 238 Motion Capture Sensors For 3-D Record Of Presidency

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http://www.theonion.com/content/news/obama_outfitted_with_238_motion?utm_source=onion_rss_daily
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on March 08, 2009, 05:27:56 PM
http://whythatsdelightful.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/bad-paintings-of-obama/
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2009, 12:22:28 PM
Maybe this stem cell thing will eliminate any further religious-themed Obama fan art.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Matt on March 09, 2009, 12:30:42 PM
Haha, no. Dan Lacey's making money off his work, actually.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on March 09, 2009, 01:08:03 PM
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http://www.badpaintingsofbarackobama.com
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2009, 01:09:08 PM
Oh no!  There's a website just for this?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Matt on March 09, 2009, 01:10:14 PM
http://faithmouse.blogspot.com/

Thanks to his success with the Obama-on-a-unicorn and pancake portraits, he's managed to revive his ill-fated sexual over-the-top commentary featuring Christian mice on a porno blog.
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2009, 01:11:31 PM
"Barack Obama nude on unicorn victory print."

Is it bad if I know three people who would be thrilled to get that as a gift and display it as part of their Obama shrine?
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: Nubbins on March 09, 2009, 02:19:57 PM
what..... the fuck.
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Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 09, 2009, 02:24:20 PM
Wow . . .
Title: Re: Obama Saturation
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2009, 02:26:34 PM
I'm going to make an offensive Obama shrine here in my office.  The worst of the worst.  I need to get some Golliwog's.