An international incident was touched off yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa, when a goodwill appearance by President Obama was interrupted by an impromptu funeral.
Mr. Obama was generously posing for souvenir pictures of himself with fawning admirers at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City), when security people rolled in Nelson Mandela's casket and demanded to have a memorial service. When questioned as to why they were disrupting Mr. Obama's appearance, the security men offered no explanation aside from "we reserved the stadium last week for this."
"This kind of thing is a constant problem for Mr. Obama" said one of his staff. "Everyone wants to bask in his sunshine, even the deceased."
"Then again, it's not surprising that the life-challenged are attracted to him as he was a fierce advocate for voting rights for the dead when he lived in Chicago."
Other staff members told us that similar "crashing" incidents have become such an annoyance for the president, he has ordered his staff to avoid having him appear anywhere where there could possibly be a memorial service of a minor political figure going on.
"He was all set to go to London last June when we found out that whats-her-name Thatcher had died," said a White House travel planner. "We just knew her people would be rolling her casket into the camera shot while Mr. Obama was signing autographs. After all, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. What did she ever do besides running a drug store?"
Reluctantly, the president agreed to cancel the trip. "It was hard to deny London the privilege of being with Barack, but what could he do? Suppose one of those idiots ran over his foot with the hearse; he could've been out of action for weeks!"
Despite his staff's efforts, such episodes are likely to increase as Mr. Obama's presidency comes to a close with the success of his crowning achievement - universal health care - even as more anonymous, relatively unimportant people continue to die.
Ironically then, Barack Obama finds himself a victim of his own success; but in a racist society like this one, how could it be any other way?
As the "laughing-then-weeping" Bill Clinton pictures after the Ron Brown funeral, and this current picture of Obama prove, these people are phonies - plain and simple. They are basically untrustworthy and not to be taken at their word for any reason. Dear Leader is a vinyl-siding and storm-door salesman who's sold his way to the top with words - conclusively proving The Peter Principle is for real.
The People's Cube ridicule is the last hope.
Late last night I had what the French might call a little pelle-à-tête with the photographer who took subject photo, and now he has issued a statement about that photo:
http://www.today.com/news/first-lady-no ... 2D11723566
Quote:The photographer who captured the picture of President Barack Obama posing for a selfie during Nelson Mandela’s memorial wants to set the record straight.
First, the president really didn’t commit a funeral faux pas by posing for the selfie, the photographer said. And second, the first lady wasn’t as annoyed as she looked.
“Photos can lie,” AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt wrote in a blog post, “The story behind ‘the selfie.’
. . .
Although other photos showed First Lady Michelle Obama looking peeved over the display, “in reality just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included,” the photographer said.
“Her stern look was captured by chance,” he said.
Got that, comrades? What you see in that photo ISN’T REALLY WHAT HAPPENED, and to suggest ANYTHING to the contrary is—well—RACIST!!!
Now, who are you gonna believe, comrades—me or your lying, racist eyes?
I'm believing YOU, Commissarka Pinkie.
As a Trotskyite friend of mine once said, " when the great revolution comes we will outlaw music". (This is true). What a wonderful paradise that will be! We'll finally get relief from Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga!
ratskinsmarx-brothers.jpg As a Trotskyite friend of mine once said, " when the great revolution comes we will outlaw music". (This is true). What a wonderful paradise that will be! We'll finally get relief from Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga!
Mohammed, too, said to ban music. So Mohammed was a Trotskyite? Who knew?