Oct 11 2016

We’re Going To Mars?

Apparently we’re going to Mars. Seriously. Well, soon. Check this out from President Obama (via CNN):

English: Diagram of the interplanetary traject...

English: Diagram of the interplanetary trajectory of Mars Polar Lander enroute from Earth to Mars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space,” writes the President, “sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth.”

Source: Barack Obama: America will take the giant leap to Mars – CNN.com

And if you want a job on Mars, check this out.


Jun 22 2010

Jackasses Upset About Obama Fathers Day Message

It seems that some jackasses were upset by President Obama’s Father’s Day message. What did The President say?

From the Seattle Times:

“Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a stepfather, a grandfather, or caring guardian.”

So that’s what he said. Not a big deal, right?

Oh. But it is a big deal. Like most of the things that President Obama says, this is just another step towards the dismantling of everything that makes our Great Nation great!

The outcry from two – TWO! – jackasses was enough to warrant news coverage.

The more well-known jackass to comment was American Family Association president Tim Wildmon, who, because he has no sense of humor, did not that say President Obama’s statement was wild, man. (Get it? Thank you, I’ll be here all week.)  Wildmon told the AP: “This is the first time in our nation’s history that a president has used Father’s Day as an excuse to promote the radical homosexual agenda and completely redefine the word ‘family.'”

Because that’s what happened. Jackass.

The other jackass that offered trenchant commentary on this issue was Jenny Tyree, who is less well-known, at least to me.

Tyree is described as “a marriage analyst for CitizenLink, an affiliate of Focus on the Family”. CitizenLink is a web site or something. Tyree found the President’s mention of the concept of “‘two fathers’ in the proclamation” to be “very troubling”, calling it a “decision to promote a ‘motherless family.'”

Again — because that’s what he was doing. Jackass number two.

If you, like me, have no idea who Jenny Tyree is, she apparently is someone who has devoted her existence to railing against same-sex marriage. As she herself puts it:

My job is to defend one-man, one-woman marriage as God’s created intent and design for humans who are called to bear His image as male and female,  and to advance marriage policies in the public arena that build on the wealth of research confirming that children, women and men thrive in stable marriages.

That sounds like a cool job! Beats working for The Post Office, know what I mean?

Nation & World | Active Father’s Day for Obama, critics | Seattle Times Newspaper

Adam and Steve DVD image via Amazon


Mar 31 2010

President Obama Buys ‘Star Wars’ Guide

President Obama Buys ‘Star Wars’ Guide is one of those semi-misleading blog headlines. The Commander in Chief did in fact purchase ‘Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy at an Iowa bookstore for the son of Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary’ according to published reports. But when phrased as above (which is similar to the headline at SciFiSquad.com) it sounds like he was buying it for himself.

Not that this matters, of course, because anytime you mention the Prez, you will ignite a Commenter War of the Clones. “Obama is a Jedi!” “Obama is a Sith!”

Actually, if President Obama is similar to any science-fiction character, he’s like Spock. His manner is very Vulcan-like.

Fascinating.

President Obama Pops Up to Buy ‘Star Wars’ Guide – ScifiSquad.com.


Jan 04 2010

12 Year Old Commenting On Obama

From YouTube:

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I believe that children are our future… Sing it with me now.


Jul 23 2009

DadNews Daily – All Cheney Edition

Dick Cheney

Big Daddy Dick Cheney got all up in then-President George W. Bush’s grill when he was trying to get the Prez to pardon Scooter Libby. I have to admit, I wonder why Dubya didn’t issue the pardon. Not because Cheney was all up in his grill (isn’t that a phrase that white people need to stop using? Yes, it is) but because… well, why wouldn’t he just do it? He did a lot of other shit. (Huffington Post)

Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick, was unwilling to say that the maniacs who believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and is therefore not a citizen, or “birthers” as they are apparently called (I hate giving them a name), are nothing more than conspiracy theorists. She says that the “birthers”, or “lunatics” as I like to call them, are merely “uncomfortable” with President Barack Obama, who she says is “an American president who seems to be afraid to defend America.” She gives an example about Daniel Ortega and how the President should have reacted more strongly to his obnoxious speech, but mostly just spouts GOP Conservative Hive Mind catchphrases. James Carville, after babbling in that weird accent, eventually hits the nail on the head at the end of this video of his appearance with Lizzie C. on the Larry King Show. The video is worth watching, although it will probably make you mad. (Huffington Post)

Here’s the vid if you want to check it out right now:

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Last Cheney item of the day: the Dick himself may have to testify in the CIA investigation. Ooo. That could be interesting. (Politico)

Image: Wikipedia


Jul 21 2009

The Grim Reaper Health Plan

The comments on Yahoo! Buzz articles are often insane. This one, however, was fairly amusing.

The Grim Reaper Health Plan

Kind of like the GOP plan. Except without the tax cuts.

(From Obama defends August deadline for health care bill, AP via Yahoo! Buzz)


Jul 14 2009

DadNews Daily – July 14, 2009

Newspaper Boxes in Florida

Some news about Dads, with our take on the issues at hand:

White House Retracts: First Lady’s Father Not Buried at Burr Oak

The story: “The White House, correcting earlier reports, says Michelle Obama’s father is not buried at a cemetery where workers are accused of digging up and dumping bodies but at a cemetery nearby.”

Our take: Oh, leave the First Lady alone, Fox News. I’m not sure if this is something they’ve been flogging or not. But I’m sure Fox did something annoying. They usually do. (Fox News)

Insanity Defense for Man Accused of Killing Father

The story: “Dail W. Brown Jr. believed that a ‘far-flung syndicate’ of government and private power brokers had infiltrated society, his lawyer said yesterday. When he discovered that his father, Dail W. Brown Sr., played a role in this evil syndicate, the son confronted his father, tumbled down some stairs with him and accidentally killed him at their Vienna home.”

Our take: Yeah. I’d say that sounds like he’s insane. (Washington Post)

Michael Jackson’s father: Singer couldn’t have done 50 concerts

The story: “Joe Jackson is stoking controversy again. The father of late pop icon Michael Jackson, who died of undetermined causes June 25 at age 50, told ABC News today that his son was not physically capable of performing the 50 shows slated for his This Is It comeback concerts in London. “I was worried about his health because all the shows that I’m seeing—no artist can do those many shows you know, back to back like that,” said he elder Jackson, who’s been criticized for comments he’s made in the wake of his son’s shocking death. “I knew Michael couldn’t do all those shows.”

Our take: Joe Jackson the singer-songwriter (“Is She Really Going Out With Him?“, “Steppin’ Out”, et al) should wage a massive media campaign to force Joe Jackson, the creepy weirdo who used to beat the crap out of Michael Jackson and is now doing everything he can to make money from his corpse, to change his name. Joseph Jackson, perhaps. Anything but Joe Jackson. Because really, who wants to share a name with such a major league jerkoff?

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