In 2009, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for numerous accomplishments, which may have included:
A fifth-place award in the 7th-grade spelling bee
No tardies during the school year of 1970, and
Winning the Boy Scout Pine-Car Derby 3 years straight.
Obama also received a red poppy pin for contributing to the war in Afghanistan and a giant stuffed Tasmanian Devil for sinking 3 baskets at the Maryland state fair. There's no stopping this man.
Another washed up former pop star gives us all what we have been begging for: his unfiltered views of the Bush years. The CNS video won't embed. Sorry... From TFA:
(CNSNews.com) James Taylor said he "really suffered" under eight years of "Cheney/Bush," while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday about election reform.
"It was sort of natural, being so politically active over the years, that I would get involved in the campaign of 2008," Taylor said. "I really--I was hugely motivated also by eight years of Cheney/Bush, and I say it in that order on purpose." A lot of us felt the same way, Hames, but what can you do? Bush was the president.
"Those were--it was a tough time for me," he said. "I really suffered." Somehow you muddled through, as we will after eight years of the Champ
"It made me deeply ambivalent about my country that we would choose that, even if we may not have chosen it," Taylor said. "But that, that was our, that's what represented us in the world. I felt as though after September 11, the diversion, the distraction of the nation's concern and energy into Iraq was unpardonable." Iraq was unfinished busienss of a bloody dictator who would not hold to the truce and kept shooting at our aircraft
"I felt that it was inept, corrupt and opaque," he said. "Those were tough years for me." If it was opaque, you weren't paying attention
"And I was very deeply motivated in 2008 to see Barack Obama--this wonderful, sort of a surprise, really, I couldn't believe our luck that we had gotten such a real person -- as to make it through the filter system of our politics," said Taylor, a five-time Grammy Award winner. "So, it meant a lot to me and I know it would've meant a huge amount to my father, because I think of him often.
Taylor, who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, said supporting Obama "restored" his faith in the country. Go to hell Hames. My faith in my country is unshakeable whether I go to the polls or not, and it is not dependent on political winds...
"It was the largest grassroots event that we've ever seen in this country and the people involved were such, just fundamentally such good people I felt that it really meant a lot to me to be involved in it," he said. "They were smart, too, the people who handled his campaign." You'll get no argument from me. It is not for nothing they call the republican party the party of stupid.
"They did it really well and they were committed to this mission, they really carried it out beautifully," Taylor said.
Posted by: Barbara ||
12/09/2012 13:32 Comments ||
No comment from Carly Simon, who suffered under James Taylor...
DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!!! We have a winner, folks!
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) ||
12/09/2012 13:36 Comments ||
As to JT's political efflatus, all I have to say is "meh." It's the typical leftist BS from a lightly-educated celebutard who spent most of his adolescence and early adulthood in varying degrees of pharmaceutically induced impairment. That being said, I'll confess to a tendency to divorce my loathing of his politics from my continuing enjoyment of his music - at least his early-'70s stuff. Nearly any cut from "Sweet Baby James" can transport me back to the first day of 8th-grade English class and ending up seated next to a beautiful, friendly green-eyed blonde named Sharon...
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) ||
12/09/2012 13:47 Comments ||
you wanna suffer, nancyboy? Go hunting with Dick
Posted by: Frank G ||
12/09/2012 14:04 Comments ||
Just a gentle warning, don't call him a lunatic.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.