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The speeches are made, the ballrooms are cleaned up, and the new administration is underway. The call to service is ringing through the land. Time to roll up our sleeves and... argue about who bolluxed the oath of office and why? And whether the President is really President? (Yeah, that last one was on Fox News, but still.) Seriously? Seriously?

I mean, magical thinking much? Did they say "Klaatu barata *mumblemumble*" with hordes of ravening undead swarming the National Mall?

No? The White House is still standing, you say? It hasn't been struck by massive purple lightning? Then CHILL THE FRAK OUT.

You can't? Okay, fine. *snerk*



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Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
And I admit I'm a little bitter that the wanksplosion harshed my "Hee! Line flub!" squee. But dude.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Obama was smart and fixed the oath bobble. As for whether he swore on a Bible or not, Fox News needs to pay attention to history. Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president, did not swear the oath on a Bible. Nor did an earlier president, I can't remember which one, who swore his oath on the Constitution, rather than the Bible.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Wait, what's being said about the Bible? I'm going to wish I'd continued missing this, aren't I?

Fox News needs to pay attention to history

I would make a comment involving Hell and the Winter Olympics, but it's pretty self-evident. *sigh*
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
>"Nor did an earlier president, I can't remember which one, who swore his oath on the Constitution, rather than the Bible."

I heard on NPR yesterday that John Quincy Adams swore his presidential oath with his hand on a book of US laws (not the Constitution as such) to show his commitment to the rule of law. Probably not a big book, at that point in history. :-)
Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Fox News needs to pay attention to history.

Or the Constitution. Which never mentions a bible. Ever.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
I think the real issue is that since Roslin flubbed the oath back in the mini-series, who is really President of the 12 Colonies?
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
OMG, that's right! So really Obama was just showing his not-so-seekrit fanboy colors.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
I love how not-so-sekrit they are!
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
I mean, magical thinking much? Did they say "Klaatu barata *mumblemumble*" with hordes of ravening undead swarming the National Mall?

I...kind of want that movie now.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
My work here is done. *eg*
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Ravening undead swarming the Mall? Why do I get this image of the President demanding that his bodyguard hand over a boom-stick? (And not for a dramatic photo-opportunity pose, either.)
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
"Your boomstick, Mr. President."

(from here, if you haven't already seen)
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
hee! Must be popular; that site seems to be crashed out from the overload.

And I was also laughing about "the bad news for the press pool is, we now have twelve more balls."

(On the bright side, the President does seem to be dedicated to re-filling the Strategic Snark Reserve...

I'm going to burn for that last one, aren't I?
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Only if you're an efficient energy source. Better steer clear of those scientists.

Edited at 2009-01-22 07:39 pm (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I was gonna say something here but then I read that link and DUDE. We have a president with BOTH a sense of humor AND a sense of civic duty! I WASN'T SURE WE COULD MANAGE BOTH.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
I know! I keep waiting for the catch. Maybe he's a Cylon?
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
I think I'm ok with pod people if they're this awesome.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
But the Cylons are being all individuals and stuff! It's ok!
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
They're really reaching. Really, really reaching.

On the other hand, the movie of "Klaatu barata *mumblemumble*" with hordes of ravening undead swarming the National Mall would be easily fixed by Action!Obama (about halfway down the page).
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Great minds. *g* I should ETA it...
Jan. 24th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
hmm... when I heard the commentator say the 'maybe he's not president' line it really just sounded like a flip, humorous, throw-away line that no one there or anywhere would take seriously. Sometimes the whole political world is just a little too humorless.
Jan. 24th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
The particular comment I heard didn't scan that way to my ear, but it's certainly possible it was the intent. I'd like to think so -- heaven knows there needed to be a few more jokes about it, even lame ones, to counteract all the SRS BZNS flying around.

Ah, well. People are free to choose what they want to waste their energy flipping out over.
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