Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's Official: Barack Obama is Black

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I awoke this morning at 4:02.  For a change, it is not the whine of my wife's CPAP machine or the Darth Vader quality of her early morning breathing which wakes me up - but rather, it is something else all together.  Coming fully awake from my Unisom Sleeptab induced doze I realize that there has been a massive disturbance in the Force, and I, like the good Jedi I am, know that I can not long resist investigating the origin of this cosmic shift.
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I feed my little rescue dog, Sandy, and then I perch myself in front of my aging HP laptop at the dining room table to begin my search for the disturbance which has me awake, alert, and uneasy 90 minutes prior to my normal morning wake-up routine.  It takes mere minutes to discover the source of my internal alarm - Michael Moore, 'progressive documentary filmmaker', has uttered a few of the words aloud stating that the President?  Yeah, he's a Black guy...
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Michael Moore Slams Obama: HIstory Will Only Remember You Were a Black President
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"When the history is written of this era, this is how you'll be remembered: he was the first black president," Moore said during a discussion at The Hollywood Reporter's video lounge at the Toronto Film Festival. 

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"OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that's it," the director said. "That's it, Mr. Obama. 100 years from now, 'he was the first black American that got elected president' and that's it. Eight years of your life and that's what people are going to remember. Boy, I got a feeling, knowing you, that -- you'd probably wish you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could've done."


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"So, it is, on that level, a big disappointment," Moore said. 


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The documentary filmmaker appeared at the Toronto festival for a screening of his acclaimed title Roger and Me, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The film, centered on then GM CEO Roger Smith, kickstarted Moore's career in creating controversial political documentaries, including Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Capitalism: A Love Story.

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Go ahead, let these 'scathing comments' being reported online by Moore sink in for a moment, and then we'll get back to reality...
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Okay, no Jedi mind-tricks here, let's just talk about what he actually says - what he gets right, and what he fails to see.  (HINT:  Michael Moore is an Wookie-sized idiot, so he's almost always going to get it 'wrong')
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First, he says that President Obama will be remembered as the Nation's first 'Black President' - however, according to Toni Morrison, writing in the New Yorker Magazine (back in October, 1998), our SECOND Black President.  
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Our FIRST Black President, is now, and forever will be... William Jefferson Clinton. 
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Second, and this probably ought to be First (but I thought going back to President Clinton's 'Blackness' was funnier), Moore speculates that Barack Obama will ONLY be remembered for the color of his skin.  I disagree.  
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The economic, political, and cultural wake left behind by this President will have an impact on America for hundreds of years to come.  We will be paying the price for Barack Obama's 'legislative and policy accomplishments' through generations of children yet unborn.  
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Our Economy continues to wander listlessly more than four years after the official end of the 'Great Recession',  our World Power status has been diminished as this President 'Leads from behind' on every international issue which arises during his Presidency, and lastly, with expanded welfare roles / doubling of disability claims / and the implementation of ObamaCare, we are raising a generation of kids and teenagers who see 'Federal Assistance' as their parents most trusted 'financial 'partner'.  In the end, this leaves many of them completely unaware of what financial independence actually is. 
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The American Dream is on life support and President Obama holds a plug in one hand while in the other he holds a soft white pillow above the patient's slackened face.
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Oh no, Mr. Moore, President Obama will not be remembered as the 'First Black President', instead, he will be remembered as the Imperial Emperor who built the first operational Death Star, capable of destroying Nations, Hope, and an entire planet's sense of Security.  His genetic 'blackness' will be of no consequence when compared to the other marks he has left upon the Nation.   
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As generations of kids look at the America which he / we have bequeathed to them I only hope that one day they will ask, "Why did you let it happen while the Nation was in your care?"  Because if they do not ask, they will not even realize what they have lost.
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Third, On a lighter note (and by way of a helpful suggestion!) I would like to nominate Michael Moore to play 'Jabba the Hut' in the newest Star Wars film for two reasons:  First, it will keep him from uttering sound bites like the one above to get attention for work he did TWENTY-FIVE years ago, and second, it seems like the perfect role for him.  

I really think he can pull it off...
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See?

Plus, with this outfit on, he actually appears thinner than he appears in real life.  BONUS!
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