A Few Words On Our Nation’s Profound Loss

October 18, 2011

According to lastest reports, the Teleprompter of the United States, affectionately known as T.O.T.U.S. to friends, fans, and foe, alike, … is lost.

When you see President Obama speak, there is a pretty typical setup including the presidential seal on a podium, the see-thru Teleprompter and a portable sound system. Thieves saw the truck carrying that equipment and couldn't resist the target.

Early word out of MSNBC suggests all boom mics will remain at half-staff as our nation attempts to deal with this tragic development. The White House assures that they are on top of this and, whatever it takes, even if it means giving a few Occupy Wall Street schmucks a job with Sharpies and legal pads, the Republic will endure. Whether they themselves will hold up every inspirational word needed for Barry to read as he guides us all through this terrible crisis remains unclear.

Some have suggested Vice President Biden's usual "kick me" sign Barry is said to make him wear may temporarily be replaced with any text the President needs to read to ensure America he is all that and a bag of chips, if not more. However, complete details of any contingency planning remain unclear for now.

Courage, folks. As for TOTUS, our heart-felt prayers for a speedy recovery, while knowing that, no matter what, our proud Republic will endure. These are the times that try men's souls and reading glasses, to be sure.

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  1. Ragspierre says:

    A transparent Rovian plot…well, OK, translucent.

  2. Southern Values says:

    Grampa – glib bumber sticker mind set
    you forgot to say Obama made it worst

  3. Ragspierre says:

    I left that one to the idiot-brigade.
    And you came through splendidly, I must say…!!!!
    OMG. Obama MUST go!

  4. Southern Values says:

    With a world filled with infinite colors and hues, you only see black and white. Bumper sticker mind set (BSMS) tm .
    BSMS – the Right’s way to message consistency. Dumb it down so it can be repeated more easily. You guys really are Orwellian aren’t you?

  5. Ragspierre says:

    What binds a large majority of the protesters together—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education—is a deep commitment to left-wing policies: opposition to free-market capitalism and support for radical redistribution of wealth, intense regulation of the private sector, and protectionist policies to keep American jobs from going overseas.
    Sixty-five percent say that government has a moral responsibility to guarantee all citizens access to affordable health care, a college education, and a secure retirement—no matter the cost. By a large margin (77%-22%), they support raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, but 58% oppose raising taxes for everybody, with only 36% in favor. And by a close margin, protesters are divided on whether the bank bailouts were necessary (49%) or unnecessary (51%).
    Thus Occupy Wall Street is a group of engaged progressives who are disillusioned with the capitalist system and have a distinct activist orientation. Among the general public, by contrast, 41% of Americans self-identify as conservative, 36% as moderate, and only 21% as liberal. That’s why the Obama-Pelosi embrace of the movement could prove catastrophic for their party.
    Bad Luck Barry’s kinda peeps.

  6. Southern Values says:

    BSMS – greatest hits:
    Obama is a Muslim
    Obama in not a US citizen
    Obama hates America
    Obama is a socialist
    Bush was a genius

  7. Ragspierre says:

    Hope & Change, Subhuman Values.
    Winning The Future.
    Recovery Summer.
    Pass this jobs bill NOW.
    You really don’t understand irony, do you?

  8. Southern Values says:

    I lost my sense of irony after the “Mission Accomplished” banner
    BSMS rules !!!!

  9. Ragspierre says:

    Subhuman goes for the fences with straw men…!!!
    (Actually, Obama is a Collectivist. Strong socialist urges, fascist economics, and a talent for totalitarianism>)
    All very nicely hued, btw. Various shades of tyranny.

  10. Southern Values says:

    Rags – your posts are a delightful diatribe that demolishes Leftist dogma. Your writing is as fair and even-handed a piece of polemics as one could imagine, and either leaves one thinking or sputtering…thought having become impossible because of uncritical acceptance of the Leftist doggerel that is taught as an article of faith by many in the quasi-science community. Your writing presents a great piece of persuasion, skillfully wrought and masterfully presented, whose only agenda is to open minds

  11. Ragspierre says:

    Shorter Subhuman Values: I just used up all my big words…

  12. Ragspierre says:

    In what has become a recurring theme with OOTDs, Obama waggled a finger at Republicans for engaging in partisanship — only to do the same himself just moments later:
    “Once you escape the partisanship and the political point-scoring in Washington, once you start really start listening to the American people, it’s pretty clear what our country and your leaders should be spending their time on. Jobs.”
    Once you escape the lecturing and I’m-above-politics conceit of Obama in a speech, you’ll almost always find that he’s not taking his own advice. Sure enough:
    “None of this matters to the Republicans in the Senate — because last week they got together to block this bill. They said no to putting teachers and construction workers back on the job. They said no to rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our airports. They said no to cutting taxes for middle-class families and small businesses when all they’ve been doing is cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans. They said no to helping veterans find jobs.”
    No, they didn’t — they said that Obama’s bill wouldn’t meet any of those objectives, and so opposed it. So did two Democrats, for that matter, Jon Tester and Ben Nelson, and more were prepared to vote against Obama’s bill had it come to a floor vote. Instead of being honest and admitting that the opposition to his bill came from both parties, it seems that Obama wanted to indulge in the same partisanship and point-scoring that he had just decried.
    One REALLY prominent trait of narcissists is their deceptiveness. Well, and they tend to blame others for their own failures.
    Sound familiar…???

  13. Southern Values says:

    Speaking of sounding familar Rags – you don’t remember your own movie review post I plagiarized? Is your memeory as weak as your ideas?

  14. Stolen? Really?
    Or….couuld it be that TOTUS tried to flee in shame after the latest press conference debacle with the President?
    The Elvira Factor #7: Presidential Defense of 1st Dog Lacks Evidence
    Enquiring minds want to know! ;-D

  15. Southern Values says:

    When I’m looking for serious commentary, I always trust sources that speak through cats.

  16. Ragspierre says:

    My ideas seem to be in the ascendency, Sub Human Values.
    Yours…along with your wunderkind…are in the crapper.

  17. Southern Values says:

    My ideas seem to be in the ascendency – Believing this does show one REALLY prominent trait of a narcissist

  18. Ragspierre says:

    The resurgence of the idea of limited government is narcissistic…?
    You are stupider than I imagined.
    Every day brings a new revelation.

  19. Richbert says:

    The President is compromised. If some foreign power has TOTUS and threatens to damages it if the president doesn’t support something he would normally not support…….like free markets, small government……..then he can’t be expected to work under those conditions due to his compromised emotional state.

  20. Ragspierre says:

    Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.
    “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.
    “I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
    Crafty cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park overnight and swiped as much as $2,500 in donated greenbacks from right under the noses of volunteers who’d fallen asleep after a long day whipping up meals for the hundreds of hungry protesters, the volunteers said.
    Huh? This is just EXACTLY what they are calling for…!!!
    Redistribution, YEAH, BABY…!!!

  21. Neo says:

    I loved the headline … “Thieves steal truck with President’s equipment” … I wonder if Michelle knows

  22. Ragspierre says:

    Neo, remember that “lock box” OwlGore promised to keep our SS “contributions” in…???
    Shellie has Barackah’s “equipment” safely under her control.

  23. Ha! Love that headline… :)

  24. USA American says:

    “Redistribution, YEAH, BABY…!!!”
    Totally. Everyone knows that the only proper way to redistribute wealth is to pretend to run for the GOP nom, beg for cheddar from the rubes (colloquially, the GOP base), and use said cheddar to pay your own private company.
    Grifters gotta grift.
    “Shellie has Barackah’s “equipment” safely under her control.”
    What is it with your unending obsession with the organs of Democratic presidents? So creepy.

  25. Ragspierre says:

    “Totally. Everyone knows that the only proper way to redistribute wealth is to pretend to run for the GOP nom, beg for cheddar from the rubes (colloquially, the GOP base), and use said cheddar to pay your own private company.
    Grifters gotta grift.”
    Typically confused, insane, lying take from the
    Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, Collectivist harpy(tm).
    People GAVE to support Sarah Palin. Value for value. A market transaction.
    Now, Mrs. Chicago Grifter…putting her kiddies down as “senior staff” to TAKE taxpayer money…
    “What is it with your unending obsession with the organs of Democratic presidents? So creepy.”
    I wasn’t aware Pres. Limp Duck had any organs.
    Wurlitzer or Hammond…???

  26. Southern Values says:

    Rags –
    Glib bummer sticker mind set(tm)
    I bet you sit around and reread your posts for amusement. Are you really that insecure or don’t you have any other life beyond a third rate blog? Shouldn’t you be out chasing an ambulance or stealing from the estate of some neighbor?

  27. RE: “When I’m looking for serious commentary, I always trust sources that speak through cats.”
    Dear Southern Values:
    I resent that remark!
    As regular readers of Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat know, I, and my co-blogger, and mentor, Mr. Nikita, are the writers of the blog.
    All opinion, commentaty, humor, news reports shared, essays, poetry, 100 word cat stories, and more, are the product of us, and us alone.
    Daddy Kiril is our Official Research Assistant, Photographer, & Liaison, as well as Provider, Playmate, Belly Rubber, & Litter Box Cleaner.
    In case you are unaware…there is a worldwide community of Feline, Canine, and other Animal Bloggers on the Internet…it’s not all silly photographs, and tasteles, ignorant, humor, and jokes.
    Sincerely yours,
    Elvira Mistress of Felinity

  28. USA American says:

    Poor Clownselor. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-18/cain-used-campaign-funds-to-buy-autobiography.html
    By the way, how does the principled Party of Life feel about electrocuting Mexicans at the border, and rooting for the Lord’s Resistance Army because they kill Muslims?

  29. My apologies for any spelling errors….
    It’s been a busy start to the day, and I have yet to have my first Morning Snooze! ;-D

  30. Southern Values says:

    Elvira – I’ve read confusion before, but never so well organized.

  31. Southern Values says:

    USA – be carful bringing facts into this discussion. You will force the old man to change subjects. At a bare minimum, he’ll have to come up with some glib bumper sticker saying.

  32. USA American says:

    Bumper stickers, a laundry list of fallacies, and feigning obtuseness are the Clownselor’s favorite means of avoiding facts that hurt his feelings.

  33. davidt says:

    Maybe the abduction of TOTUS was staged as a cover for getting TOTUS into the Witness Protection Program.

  34. Drago says:

    Have the dems in the Senate produced a budget yet?
    Why did the obambi administration, controlled by obambi, decide to dump a chunk of the obambi health care bill due it’s hilariously moronic and obvious lack of feasibility over the objections of obambi?
    If I may paraphrase one of our resident lefty voice-actuated automotons: I’ve seen confusion before, but never this poorly organized!!
    By the way, did you happen to catch the obambi admin saying obambi’s patently obvious political bus tour was not campaigning right before sheriff li’l joey biden piped up and said “oh yes it is political”?
    Remember folks, they’re “geniuses”……
    I also couldn’t help to make note of the inevitable communist party and socialist party and nazi party support of the democrat party (but I repeat myself!) funded and backed “occupy” efforts.
    Yep. Commies and Socialists and Nazi’s. Just your average everyday Americans, screaming about free stuff that they want want WANT!!!
    Keep rolling with that one obambi.
    I don’t blame you. Really I don’t.
    You really have nothing else left.

  35. Drago says:

    BTW, have all the weapons obambi gave to murderous drug cartels been recovered yet?
    Just askin’….since the entire make believe media appartus (save one brave reporter at the Wash Post) refuses to even ask questions about it.
    Gee, it’s almost like the very same media that bestows it’s affections on obambi and is coordinating the message strategy of the occupy astroturfers is not being objective, or something…

  36. Southern Values / USA American says:

    Don’t take anything I say personally, guys, I’m just making some extra pot money.
    Check out Craigslist if you’re unemployed, you can make some decent scratch just trolling message boards and pasting in the day’s talking points.

  37. Ragspierre says:

    The books are being given away to supporters to help Cain acquaint them with his life story, part of his “unconventional approach” to his candidacy, he said, adding that his campaign has seen a $2 million windfall in donations in the last two weeks after a surge in the polls.
    The FEC has let campaigns buy candidates’ books as long as they don’t profit by the sale. In 2001, the commission said the campaign committee of then-Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania could buy the lawmaker’s autobiography to give to donors, provided the he didn’t receive royalties or count those books in calculations of future payments. The FEC issued a similar ruling in 2004 concerning Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, an independent.
    Bill Allison, editorial director at the Washington-based Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group that tracks political money, said the transactions deserve scrutiny.
    “All candidates publish books and they offer them as premiums to donors, but most candidates aren’t buying them from their own companies,” he said. “It raises the question of his campaign contributions ending up in his own pocket.”
    “the transactions deserve scrutiny”
    “It raises the question…”
    THIS comprises smoking-gun EVIDENCE to the….
    Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy(tm)…!!!!
    straight up.

  38. Ragspierre says:

    Terry, you got the red thong on for this role? Bra? or are you letting those moooobs hang free?

  39. Ragspierre says:

    Much shorter UAssMORON:
    (That is a blank)

  40. Ragspierre says:

    Internal…or EXTERNAL…questioning is fine.
    I support that.
    If wrong-doing is discovered, bring it to light, and apply the law.
    See, I actually READ the Bloomberg piece, which ONLY suggests the POSSIBILITY of profit.
    I LIKE actual facts before accusing people of stuff.
    Unlike the…
    Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy(tm)
    Who smears using the LIES she loves more than life itself.
    Just like she did here.
    She’s a moron.

  41. Ragspierre says:

    “Like related party transactions indicate the “possibility” of self dealing. You know, a question of fact?”
    Wull, yah…idiot.
    That is why “questions of fact” are tried to a judge or jury, MORON.
    And that is why you are a phucing smear artist of the lowest order.
    CITE to the quote in the article where it says Cain has profited.
    EXPLAIN why you are sliming Cain as a “grifter” because “the transactions deserve scrutiny”….
    which the piece makes CLEAR has not HAPPENED.
    You Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy(tm)

  42. Ragspierre says:

    American public companies are required to disclose all transactions with related parties such as executives, associates and their family members in their annual 10-K report.
    ****While the great majority of related-party transactions are perfectly normal,****
    the special relationship inherent between the involved parties creates
    ****potential conflicts of interest which can result in actions which benefit the people involved as opposed to the shareholders.****
    Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/related-partytransaction.asp#ixzz1bCBrDdEi
    For the benefit of those who…quite unlike UAssMORON…retain both ANY sense of fairness, and the ability to THINK.

  43. Drago says:

    Southern values/USA moron, was that one of you guys from occupy moronistan that was photographed taking a dump on a police car?
    Yep, “just like the tea party”….
    Keep “ridin’ that horse”……

  44. RE: Southern Values = “I’ve read in confusion before, but never had to be so well organized when doing so.”
    You have? You were?
    Honey, I’m so glad my journalistic efforts could help clear your mind, and make you focus! ;-D

  45. USA American says:

    Drago, I did not give that photographer permission to post that picture of me. I am suing him for slander.