Obama Dramatically Heckled by Medea of Ancient Mythology
President Barack Obama's counterterrorism speech was derailed several times yesterday when a progressive anti-war activist named Medea shouted bitter words about his leadership. This drama couldn't have come at a better time for Obama, as it created the much needed appearance of moral pressure to push his agenda of unilateral disarmament even further.
Medea's dazzling performance was captured very clearly on tape and immediately retransmitted on many networks, which caused some drama critics to suspect the entire theatrics might have been scripted at the White House and, possibly, even lip-synched.
At the very least, the sound engineers had been given prior instructions that at 4:35 into the President's scripted remarks, they would have to capture a cameo appearance by Medea, making sure her voice wouldn't be lost among other noises in the large auditorium.
In addition, the People's Cube correspondent, AbecedariusRex, noticed that Medea's words sounded strangely familiar - as if they had already been spoken a thousand times on different stages over the course of many years. A brief research confirmed his suspicion: the highly publicized oration had been lifted off in its entirety from Medea's address to Jason, written by Euripidis in 431 B.C. (Medea, Episode II, Stanzas 465-515)
Below is the transcript of the exchange between POTUS and Medea
May 23, 2013
MEDEA: You ... you, utterly vile ...
POTUS: Ma'am, please sit down.
MEDEA: This is the worst charge I have to say against your total lack of manliness.
MEDEA: You have come to me, you who are most hateful ? This is not daring; this is not courage, to abuse ...
I'm not sure what this means, perhaps you will help me to find out.
I came across this picture today, of a woman milking a cow. Her name is Galina. In the old Soviet days she had married a promising government apparatchik, Alexander Lukashenko, hoping to leave behind the drab life of a commoner and to join the glamorous elites. Now that her husband has become a full-fledged dictator of the former Soviet republic of Belarus, he sent his chubby, aging wife to live on a farm, replacing her with a younger blonde concubine, who is also his personal physician.
This image reminded me of another picture I once saw - of an American woman, who wanted the United States to be more like the Soviet Union. In 1960 Stanley Ann Dunham (pictured below) was a radical communist student in Hawaii when, while taking a Russian class, she met a young Kenyan communist who also studied Russian on a grant he had received from America. United in their love of Russia and communism, they conceived a son and named him after his African father. The father, however, quickly abandoned them to become a government apparatchik in his native Kenya, where he already had several other wives.
These two women had very different lives, and yet there seems to be some definite similarity, which I can't quite put my finger on. What is it?
In my normal manner, I'm hereby expressing myself rhetorically and thereby counting on my underlings to understand my orders without the necessity of me actually giving them such orders. (It is, of course, the modern, Chicago version of the rhetorical device used by King Henry II to rid himself of threats to his goals posed by a "meddlesome priest.")
My loyal IRS underlings correctly understood my rhetorical flourish about the need to "punish our enemies and reward our friends" without the necessity of me overtly "ordering" them to do so. The latest outrageous conduct of Rush Limbaugh, who obviously wiretapped our White House strategy sessions and thereby devised his "Limbaugh Theorem," has made it necessary for me to again resort to a rhetorical flourish propounding the question of whether anyone can wiretap Limbaugh and seize all his email and telephone records.
Fortunately for us so far, virtually no LIV listens to Limbaugh because we've convinced them that he is the personification of evil and un-coolness, but we can never take it for granted that LIV's won't stumble upon propaganda he disseminates and mistakenly think what he does is to impart information we can otherwise count on our loyal allies in the traditional media to help us conceal from the LIVs.
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Because there is a war on for your mind, Paul Watson writing for infowars.com has revealed a little known secret of modern police training school theory.
“A recent case where a police officer attempted to seize a cell phone by claiming it could be a weapon underscores how cops are now being trained to treat phones as potential guns in an underhanded effort to prevent people from recording police activity.”
San Diego police officer Martin Reinhold told a suspect: “...he’d been trained to assume cell phones could be guns.” Another unidentified officer explained that, “Any object larger than a man’s thumbnail may be concealing a firearm. It’s simple logic. How big is a 22 caliber short round? Well, it’s small enough to fit in the end of a soda straw! See my point?”
Another more seasoned officer discounted these fears. “Personally, I’m more concerned with these 3D printed guns we’re hearing about. This means that anything could be a lethal weapon. A woman’s lipstick or hairbrush might be a small caliber hand gun printed to look like an innocent cosmetic item. I mean, some guy with a note pad and pencil coming at you too fast could be an attacker. Shoes, pocket watches, a can of Pepsi or a CD case, a gun can be printed to look like anything a criminal wants it to look like. This is scarey stuff!”
What’s next? What happens when 3D printers become so advanced that they can print duplicates of themselves! Many officers I spoke with were worried that future development of such “bootleg” printers will lead to widespread underground manufacturing gangs. Hackers, seeking new and more destructive amusements, will begin writing and distributing CAD/CAM software ...
Golf is a gentleman's sport and decorum is paramount. Rules are rules and they must be upheld no matter the stature or pedigree of the participant. But, like any system of rules, the system must mature and evolve over time and sometimes one can run afoul without realizing.
As an outside observer one may have thought that Tiger Wood's philandering with multiple escorts might have so tarnished his image that the gentlemen of golf would have ostracized him. Alas, the philandering rules have evolved and Tiger was ruled in bounds.
But not so for the rules on mentioning food. Fuzzy Zoeller learned this the hard way and now Sergio Garcia must fall prey to the fried chicken penalty and he has been disqualified.
Sergio García's racist taunt at world No 1 Tiger Woods ahead of PGA Championship may cost Spaniard millions
The irony of Mr. Woods being in the center of both incidents is not lost on us. The shame of it all.
As a Norwegian I can identify. I am deeply offended when someone makes hurtful references to lutefisk.