Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You know it really damages President Obama's credibility that he constantly uses a teleprompter. I mean it is not like EVERYBODY uses a teleprompter. Right?

What am I thinking?

Clearly THESE people are using the teleprompter in a very pro-American, pro-Capitalist  manner. Unlike the President who always uses it like a sneaky Socialist.


  1. It's really unbelievable this nonsense has taken hold, isn't it? I guess it's a perfect example of Rove's tactic of hitting someone at their strength, in this case Obama's skill as a speaker.

    Next up - they'll attack him for doing something else everyone does, like riding a bus....oh, wait, they've already started that.

  2. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Do as I say, not as I do.

    Why can't he just right on his hand like the Queen?

  3. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Mickey Bee says that she won't use one. Probably afraid she might read something that makes sense.

  4. One wag refers to this as Obama Derangement Syndrome. No matter what Obama does, it is wrong. Just like the use of teleprompters that have been in use by almost anyone who speaks in public or over the airwaves.

    Obama can't take a vacation; he can't play golf; he can't even get proper credit for the death of Bin Laden; or the strides towards freedom in Libya.

    Now for my own joke: Michelle Bachmann believes that Libya is a "lady part."

  5. Anonymous11:51 AM

    This is soooooo good!!


    I can hear the screech and claws attacking back already!!

  6. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Nothing but effing idiots. I guess it's only okay if a white person uses a teleprompter...assholes! Making much ado over nothing.

  7. GBIllinois12:07 PM

    Just a minute. Before I make a comment I need to get some Windex and clean off my teleprompter.

  8. Anonymous12:14 PM

    When a grizzly bear rears up on its hind legs and roars at the end of Sarah Palin's latest un-commercial for president, it's hard to avoid wondering if maybe the former governor's ursine nonsense has gone too far. Is it possible that in some sort of weird, Timmy Treadwellian twist in the strange atmosphere of Alaska that the Wonder from Wasilla has actually come to believe she is the Mama Grizzly about which she has talked so much?

    Up until the bear stands up, it should be noted, her ”Iowa Passion” video is nothing less than absolutely masterful packaging of Palin as the ”Miller Light“ of American politics. As a camera scurries across the down-home gorgeous Iowa State Fair, actors, apparently unpaid, sing Palin's praises as ”a normal person just like every one of us,” and then the non-candidate herself foams out of the can onto the screen all a-fizz because ”doggone it, there is no faith given to the American people.”

    Can you say ”tastes great, less filling?“ Here comes the every-woman candidate, not one of those bitter tasting, heavy-on-the-policy, hard-on-the-head, bet-you-can't-drink-more-than-one intellectual brews like Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich. If you're a fan of American beer commercials, this one has you hooked before the end, and then that massive bear stands up to roar against what could be an Iowa sky.

    A grizzly bear in Iowa? No way. But a grizzly bear in Palin? Well, maybe.

    A grizzly takeover of the Palin psyche would help explain a lot of the odd behavior of the governor who quit her office in a huff at half term. Grizzlies are notoriously unpredictable in some things and completely predictable in others. Grizzlies predictably grab for salmon the way Palin grabbed for cash. Grizzlies, especially female ones, are always unpredictable in their encounters with strangers, like Palin. She's tried to maul more than one Alaskan she perceived to be a threat.

    Here, in the interest of full disclosure, I am probably required to disclose my personal experience with Mama Grizzlies, too. I once had to shoot one off my ankle, because Mama Grizzlies are prone to extremely bad judgment. This one attacked because her foolish cubs decided to follow me and got too close. All of which was their fault and not hers, which is why I really didn't want to shoot the Mama Grizzly and didn't until there wasn't any choice.

    When a Mama Grizzly runs over you, and claws you in the face, and grabs your ankle and starts chewing her way up your leg....

    Well, at that point, there's not much else you can do with a Mama Grizzly. They don't much listen to reason, or worry about the fine points of acceptable behavior, and right there we pretty much have the definition of Palin, the woman of the roaring bear who agreed to title her autobiography ”Going Rogue.” And by the time the autobiography was written, largely and notably by someone other than Palin who doesn't write much better than a Mama Grizzly, the former governor was way past going rogue.

    She'd become the number one rogue on the American political scene. It was a role that fit her well, because Mama Grizzlies are not contemplative, they're reactive. They lash out at things they don't like. They are the queens of snap judgments based on minimal information and even less thought.



  9. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Knowledge does not matter to a Mama Grizzly. It's not part of the grizzly skill set. Neither is knowledge something about which Palin much cares. It never has been. She's always been more about reaction than thought. Her two cornerstone achievements as governor -- the big-tax plan called Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) and the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) -- weren't really about a thoughtful approach to government, they were more likely about getting even with Big Oil, an entity that had perhaps angered Palin's hubby, Todd, and his union buddies on the North Slope, and had supported a previous governor who'd picked his daughter -- not Sarah -- to fill a U.S. Senate seat.

    When Sarah snatched the governor's office in Alaska, one of the first things she did was go after Big Oil like a, well, like a Mama Grizzly. AGIA, which looks increasingly to have killed any hope of a natural gas pipeline to the lower 48 instead of jump-starting construction as Palin promised, was about nothing so much as an attempt to punish Big Oil, and Palin jumped in on ACES for largely the same reason, although that plan itself was more the work of Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, and some other liberal Democrats. They lean left and believe Alaskans ought to get more than the oil companies out of the oil in the ground beneath Prudhoe Bay. It's Alaska's socialist way.

    Sarah Palin has never opposed this. After all, She grew up in the 49th state, and almost everyone who grows up in Alaska believes they are entitled to money from ”our oil” even though we do little or nothing to help produce it. But Palin wasn't really an advocate of Hugo Chavez-style taxes or anything until she gained power and it became obvious she could use her office to go after Big Oil. Mama Grizzlies care mainly about themselves and their cubs, and Sarah clearly thinks of Todd as one her cubs. Getting even for both of them by swatting Big Oil had to feel good.

    This aggressive behavior in defense of family is one of the most predictable things about Mama Grizzlies. One of the other predictable things is that they don't care about much of anything else. Treadwell tried hard to alter this part of the grizzly's character. He spent years trying to make friends with the bears and alter their image. He wanted ”to elevate the grizzly to the kindred state of the whale and dolphin.” The grizzlies eventually and unfortunately went all grizzly on him. One or more of them killed and ate Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard.

    This is how grizzlies behave. Most Alaskans are familiar with the animal. A handful, like Treadwell, love the bears. Another handful fear and hate the bears. And most know the bears, especially the Mama Grizzlies, are best avoided. Views on Sarah Palin in her home state these days parallel these views on grizzlies. There are a few Alaskans who love Sarah still, a few who fear and hate her, and many who would prefer to have as little as possible to do with the Mama Grizzly.


  10. Anonymous12:20 PM

    I have just read comments from the right about the earthquake in
    D.C. Their hatred is beyond hate. They wish him dead. They wish a Tsunami where he is vacationing.

    Hate, hate, hate. I've never seen anything quite like it before. It was there befor he was elected and it gets worse and worse.

  11. Anonymous12:26 PM

    Let's not forget that Palin used a teleprompter to deliver her "I quit for the good of Alaskans" speech. You can see it in the video posted on the ADN site at minute 1:11.


    Pensito's Review points out that Palin used a teleprompter to give her NRA speech in 2010 and includes a link to a Facebook page with numerous pictures of her using teleprompters.


  12. Anonymous12:28 PM

    I agree w/10:57. The fact these is supposedly important amazes me. Or, better yet, that most Americans even care about it. It's obvious 'all' use them.

    The fact the media passes this crap around just makes me shake my head.

    There is so much more important stuff to investigage - find the truth - report the facts - that is our not our world in 2011.

    Yea, President Obama! The guy is doing one hell of a job in spite of the negative crud that is spread hourly about him.

  13. Anonymous12:32 PM

    I've always gotten a big chuckle about the Teleprompter. Seriously,this is the best they've got? Are they still really giving him shit for that? Goofy to say the least.

  14. Sally in MI12:41 PM

    When you can see the prompter reflected in her glasses when she's answering (not having a conversation with) Greta or the drooling Hannity, you just want to take a picture and send it to her. She is such a lying, greedy, needy piece of work. The devil is in her.

  15. Anonymous12:43 PM

    How stupid is stupid..... someone has to put the words in the teleprompter, the tp does not manufacture words, but then again, hypocrisy is their name for teleprompter.

  16. GBIllinois12:56 PM

    @Aunt Snow
    They wouldn't complain if he'd take his "proper place" in the back of the bus, it's the fact that he's driving it that drives them out of their minds.

  17. Over and Out w/SP1:06 PM

    Gryphen, am I your bellweather?

    I just can't care about Sarah Palin anymore. I think she got away with Babygate and other atrocities, and I'd like to see that RECTIFIED, to be sure.

    But otherwise, her political capital is spent, and we'd better go after Perry/Bachmann/Romney et al, if we're going to help the President be re-elected. Just my 2 cents.

  18. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Really, just posting the link would have been enough.

  19. Anonymous1:11 PM

    Don't know if anyone has seen this but I love Maxine Waters. She has the guts to call it like she sees it. Oh how I wish other dems would speak out like this.

    Rep. Maxine Waters: The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell!

    "I'm not afraid of anybody," she stated, "This is a tough game, you can't be intimidated, you can't be frightened, and as far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell!"

    See video and read more:

  20. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Funny that the Republicans think it is insulting to use a device that requires the ability to read.

    OT just got home through mad commute. 2:00 Earth Quake (Yeah Yeah. I Know. Alaskans are yawning already). 5.8 in Mineral Va. I work in Rockville Md. It boomed and shook the building twice.
    It is amazing how quickly you can decide to get the hell out of building that goes boom really loudly and sakes.
    Lets see 3 tornados and flood when I lived in N. Texas's tornado alley.
    Also too a small earth quake in N TExas. Earth quakes in Austin and W. Texas when Iwas in Austin, very weak ones.
    3 point something earth quake in Maine when I lived there.
    Anybody in Alaska want to invite me to visit?
    I would love to see your state.

    Things in the DC/Manassas area seem OK, hope all on Central Atlantic areas are well and OK.

  21. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Anonymous said...
    Why can't he just right on his hand like the Queen?
    11:05 AM

    Because he knows words that are too big to fit?

    (I am assuming this was one of the little m&^%n jokes of my youth.)

  22. Anonymous1:18 PM

    FYI - Rachel Maddow is on Letterman tonight.

    It is not a rerun.

  23. Anonymous1:20 PM

    I heard that Obama sleeps in a bed a night!! I mean, come on. Shouldn't he be working for the American people 24/7? We're paying him for 4 years of service, and we don't expect him to sleep on the job.

    Remember when Reagan took naps?

  24. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Crystal Sage said...
    Now for my own joke: Michelle Bachmann believes that Libya is a "lady part."

    I double dog dare you and/or Gryphen to put that on a Tee shirt or bumper sticker.

    I hate bumper stickers, but I just might buy that one.

    No way I'd wear the T.

  25. Anonymous1:26 PM

    Clearly they are following Obama's lead. LOL! Ridiculous. And people buy it. Geesh.

  26. Anonymous1:43 PM

    right, carry on

    Hypcrosy thy name is republican...

  27. Anonymous1:52 PM

    When confronted by people with this teleprompter BS, I reply "if that's the worst thing you have to criticize the guy, then YOU are pretty pathetic".

  28. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Anon 1:20
    Remember when Reagan took naps?
    Both 'W' & Laura repeated adnauseam - the old boy went to bed at 9 every night.

  29. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Sad, isn't it? They're just jealous that he uses it so eloquently, and we all know that it's racism that drives them to this madness.
    If he didn't use one, they'd say he's not supporting the teleprompter producers jobs.

    Sad, isn't it?

  30. Lou Sarah without a clue3:02 PM

    "Better to use a teleprompter to keep one on message, than write on one's hand like a retard."

  31. Anonymous5:44 PM

    teleprompters and flag pins

    That's what repubaggers are good for.


  32. Anonymous5:54 PM

    "Hate, hate, hate. I've never seen anything quite like it before. It was there befor he was elected and it gets worse and worse.

    12:20 PM"

    Maybe if you were an African-American, Black or a Person of Color you would know what President Obama is going through is what the above mentioned goes through in racist Amerikkkan.


  33. Anonymous6:53 PM

    The only reason these dumb fucks mock the President for using a teleprompter; it's because they can't stand a black man being smarter than them!!

  34. Anonymous7:37 PM

    12:14, pasting an entire, or substantially all, of another site's article its a web no-no.

  35. Anonymous2:54 AM

    Thought I'd pass this along:

    Would like to remind everyone that earthquakes are a result of rigid tectonic plates moving around above liquid rock. They are not caused by gay marriage, abortion, vengeful Gaia, Barack Obama, secret government experiments, UFOs, Mayan doomsday prophecies, the war in Iraq, or any other conspiracy theory floating around on Facebook.

  36. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Not to be a stick in the mud, but we're not taking that teleprompter montage seriously are we? I highly doubt that the pic of Reagan and Bush Sr. are correct.

    But I still agree with your overall point!


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