Oh the ugly . . . anger spreads today across the land because the First Family spent lottsa taxpayer money staying in Ireland. And the First Lady is bad. Bad, bad, bad . . . here are the first six comments from a post at something called reagancoalition.* (The story began at the Moonie-owned, barely subscribed financial failure The Washington Times, and then went to Newsmax where this coalition-of-racists picked it up.)
So she’s a low class n—ger with a big black butt whose kids hate her. Obviously. But it’s sooo classy to make fun of the kids (later comments savage them). I remember Limbaugh going after then 12 year old Chelsea Clinton and making fun of her looks. That was classy too.
An aside: the Obamas made a State visit the UK in ’10; Bush did the same in ’03. In 2011, the BBC compared costs and other aspects of the visits. It’s here and is very interesting. Note that Bush brought 700 people with him; Obama brought 500. Pretty much this is what happens when a President of the United States goes calling.
*(Stipulated: 1) this looks like a wing site, and 2) I remember the Bush/monkey stuff but he was the president and she isn’t.)
I gave the original of this picture of my great grandfather to that cousin. It’s a precious one as he is reading the very first edition of The Saturday Evening Post, in 1887.
Anyway, the story that occasions this post popped up on my timeline on Facebook as a ‘share’ from a second cousin. When I first went onto Facebook, I was delighted to find relatives I hadn’t communicated with in decades and we began some lovely getting re-acquainted dialogue. I even joined this cousin’s sister in a genealogy project which we conducted via email. It was a great deal of fun and very rewarding. She was deeply interested in family history – unlike my own nieces and nephews – so I sent her many heirlooms from my own great-grandparents, grandparents etc; it was mostly original photos, letters, even some wedding veils . . . it was a wonderful year or two for both of us.
Until last year. That’s when I began streaming this blog onto my facebook page. The communications died, emails were only answered in the most cursory way and eventually not at all. I had all along been quite familiar with these women’s politics and knew we were very different that way. But that wasn’t the sort of thing what we talked about, so it didn’t matter. Or so I thought.
I’ve not unfriended either of them and never will, but it’s a loss.
Posted in Family and Friends, Obama, partisanship, Politics, racism, Right wing talk machine
Tagged BBC, Bush, diplomacy, facebook, Obama, partisanship, Presidential travel, racism, right wing outrage, State visits
Maru! The most famous cat on the intertubes – probably the most famous cat in the world – has his own facebook page here and his own YouTube channel here (with almost 3 million subscribers!). Either place you can find all the videos that made Maru famous; you’ll see Maru eating, napping, running, staring and even refusing to look at the camera. Maru’s charm is that his very ordinariness has made him a star. Maru is us.
Here is a video collage. Watch it and you’ll love the guy too.
Via Bill at Under The LobsteScope, this comes from the Facebook group The Christian Left.
Posted in Civics, Congress critters, corporate power, economy, Meet the 112th!, Plutocrats, Politics
Tagged facebook, Politics, Religion and Spirituality, tax policy, The Christian Left
I wish there had been Facebook when I was younger. Just read through last few days and there’s so much affection, so much humor, so much fun dirty talk. I’d like to participate at that level, but it’s entirely inappropriate for someone my age, so I pretty much stick with comments, gentle ones at that.
But it would have suited me very well back when.
This evening, within a single half hour, I confirmed as Facebook friends a local congressional candidate and a young drag queen. Both are actual friends.