Obama says New Yorker insulted Muslim Americans


CHICAGO (AP) – Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday that the New Yorker magazine’s satirical cover depicting him and his wife as flag-burning, fist-bumping radicals doesn’t bother him but that it was an insult to Muslim Americans.
“You know, there are wonderful Muslim Americans all across the country who are doing wonderful things,” the presidential candidate told CNN’s Larry King. “And for this to be used as sort of an insult, or to raise suspicions about me, I think is unfortunate. And it’s not what America’s all about.”

Obama blamed himself for not being forceful enough in challenging some of the rumors about him, including that he is Muslim. Obama is Christian.

The son of a Kenyan father, Obama lived in the largely Muslim nation of Indonesia as a child. He dealt with similar questions in February after a photo surfaced of him wearing traditional Kenyan clothing during a visit to Africa in 2006.

The cover of the magazine, which hit newsstands Monday, depicts Obama in traditional Muslim clothing—sandals, robe and turban—while his wife, Michelle, has an assault rifle slung over one shoulder and is dressed in camouflage and combat boots with her hair in an Afro. A flag burns in a fireplace behind them as they bump fists, and a portrait of Osama bin Laden hangs above the mantel.

New Yorker Editor David Remnick told the Huffington Post Web site the cover was chosen because it had something to say.

When first asked about it on Sunday, Obama declined comment. His spokesman, Bill Burton, said it was “tasteless and offensive.”

Obama said he’s developed “a pretty thick skin” running for president and has “seen and heard worse.”

“I do think that, you know, in attempting to satirize something, they probably fueled some misconceptions about me instead,” he said. “But, you know, that was their editorial judgment. And as I said, ultimately, it’s a cartoon, it’s not where the American people are spending a lot of their time thinking about.”

Now this insulting to Muslim American’s? What happened to the “tasteless and offensive.”, stuff? If this were a child’s game of ‘pin the tale on the donkey’, you’d never find Obama.

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Urban Dictionary Word of the Day….HOT!

I. One who is:

a. gorgeous
b. pretty
c. beautiful
d. cute
e. attractive

II. One who you would:

a. lick
b. suck
c. nibble
d. flirt with
e. have sexual relations with

III. One who makes you:

a. flip
b. crazy
c. nutty
d. pass out
e. drool
f. fantasize
g. (if girl) wet
h. (if guy) hard
i. masturbate

Urban Dictionary

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Why the Urban Dictionary Word of the Day, remains the “newest” post, when it was published HOURS ago, is a question for WordPress.


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Obama Leads Bush by Twenty, But Clinton Does Better Against McCain

As ‘pollster” Mr. Rasmussen, you’d make a great plumber. Who cares what Obama would do against Bush? If you haven’t noticed, Obama ISN’T running against “Bush”. By providing headlines such as, what you are doing is helping Obama change the name McCain, INTO “Bush”.

Quite possibly YOUR intent.

Rasmussen Reports



Message from Ireland. Courtesy, a friend.

An Irish perspective. I hope this doesn’t hurt any of your political sensibilities.

An email from Ireland to their brethren in the States…a point to ponder despite your political affiliation:

‘We, in Ireland, can’t figure out why people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States.

On one side, you have a pants wearing lawyer, married to a lawyer who can’t keep his pants on, who just lost a long and heated primary, against a lawyer who goes to the wrong church who is married to yet another lawyer, who doesn’t even like the country her husband wants to run.

Now…On the other side, you have a nice old war hero whose name starts with the appropriate Mc terminology, married to a good looking younger woman who owns a beer distributorship.

What in Lords name are you lads thinking over there in the colonies??


Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to take a whiz.

Law of Gravity
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.

Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

The Starbucks Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy’s Law of Lockers
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about.

Brown’s Law of Physical Appearance
If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.

Oliver’s Law of Public Speaking
A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson’s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Doctors’ Law
If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better. Don’t make an appointment and you’ll stay sick.

New Yorker Cover Parody Lost on the Left…

Listening to the chorus of fainthearted responses to this week’s New Yorker cover, one gets the impression that satire, like everything else in our sad culture, must now come with a warning label and child-safety latch. Barry Blitt’s slightly overwrought but still amusing illustration, which is even pedantically titled “The Politics of Fear,” features the Obamas fist-bumping in the Oval Office. Michelle is rendered as an AK-47-wielding Angela Davis, Barack is tricked out as a pious Muslim, an Osama Bin Laden portrait hangs on the wall and an American flag burns in the fireplace.

Irony should cut like a rapier, not drop like a Steinway, but still, it’s not hard to appreciate what this pictorial intends. Yet it has got a few supporters of the Illinois senator barking mad.

HEY! Stop stealin’ my shit, dude. I had that comparaison up yesterday…  🙂

Punch line of a two pager:

So much for the idea that sophistication is moored to progressive politics.

Pajamas Media

You know the old line: If they can’t take a joke, fuck ’em.

Lawyer Representing Guantanamo Detainees Drops Drawers

This is unbelievably hilarious:

“US lawyer David Remes, who represents 16 Yemeni prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay, takes his trousers off during a press conference.”

He was allegedly trying to demonstrate how the detainees were being mistreated, but I think he was cruising. This was in Yemen, after all.

What abject “fuckwittery” (© 2008 by Ash the Enforcer, used with permission), but almost not surprising to me, given the esteem in which I hold lawyers… almost.

Via The Jawa Report.

Aren’t Games Meant to be Fun?

Banners banned for Olympic spectators

(A) ban on banners in support of any country’s national team, including China’s, is outlined in an official guide book for spectators.

So, no babies, soft drink containers, cameras, sleeping outside, nothing supporting human rights, religion or politics, no nudity, drunkenness,  musical instruments or even a humble radio.

Oh joy.

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Cindy, please kick John in the ass. Then kick his campaign handlers, in the ass. Get these people on the stick, Damn it!


Get off your ass, McCain. The word is called WIN!

Meant to type this…John, Thank YOU for everything you have endured for our couuntry. You have another mission remaining. President of The United States of America. Get it DONE!

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Quote Of The Campaign: Contender #1

As Obama himself has warned us, at some point the Republicans are going to out him as a Black.

Steve Skubinna

I suspect that Obama’s been talking about it enough to not need the Republicans to mention it…

Australia Has Amazing Trees

This photo was taken at Grant’s Picnic Grounds, in the Dandenong Ranges, which are South-East of Melbourne.

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