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6/22/2012

Obama Wedding Registry

Filed under: General — JD @ 7:33 pm

[Guest post by JD]

I could not make this up.

The Obama event registry
By Laura Wilson on June 22, 2012

Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?

Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.

Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy—so get started today.

REGISTER WITH OBAMA 2012

I am going to send them a toaster.

— JD

186 Responses to “Obama Wedding Registry”

  1. I am at a loss for words.

    JD (318f81)

  2. clueless and feckless
    what young couple could resist?
    unbelievable

    Colonel Haiku (bfc615)

  3. My take away is that the Obama campaign does not understand the GenX instant gratification age group that is currently getting married and loves presents very well.

    elissa (a6ef57)

  4. I’ll send them an invitation to a retirement seminar.

    Colonel Haiku (bfc615)

  5. I’ve seen a few good photo-shops around the net related to this event registry. For instance, legal insurrection is featuring a fake “Walk Down the Aisle With Barack” contest.

    elissa (a6ef57)

  6. plus a free dinner at teh Red Lobster.

    Colonel Haiku (bfc615)

  7. kids are safe not been
    asked for tooth fairy money
    not yet anyway

    elissa (a6ef57)

  8. I am at a loss for words.

    Comment by JD

    Pretty much, yeah. Which genius came up with this? Really – it’s one of those ideas that shoots past offensive into a realm of mockery and derision so quickly that one wonders about the side-effects.

    Dianna (f12db5)

  9. Guest posts by jd
    This place is going downhill
    But not surprising
    -tyler haiku

    tye (8fb7ce)

  10. My take away is that the Obama campaign does not understand the GenX instant gratification age group that is currently getting married and loves presents very well.

    Comment by elissa

    Well, heck, elissa, I like presents just fine, and I’m not an Xer. This is just…good lord. I like weddings, and I would never dream of giving a young couple some kind of certificate stating that I’d made a donation to a politician! It’d be like sending a mass card for someone else to a grieving family!

    Dianna (f12db5)

  11. tye, without a seasonal or nature reference, its not haiku.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  12. #9 – Then go elsewhere!

    Dianna (f12db5)

  13. I am crushed that “tye”
    Does not like my selections
    Not done for you troll

    JD (318f81)

  14. __________________________________________

    This place is going downhill

    Then it’s sort of like America under Obama.

    I’ve seen for the past few months a variety of small cheesy ads promoting Obama’s re-election inserted on various websites. I recall one ad that offered a prize for those contributing to the campaign. Others of them have featured images of Obama’s wife and the couple’s daughters. It’s a smaller-than-life sales tactic, but I’m sure it works for the various Democrats who don’t mind the idea of the USA becoming a smaller-than-life nation.

    Mark (d5d5cf)

  15. Young people should get used to this. Obama’s policies will mean that money they had reserved for life’s best moments — children, that first house, vacations, starting a business, grandchildren, and finally retirement — all that will be eaten by government as it struggles to pay the interest on the current profligacy.

    Say, what’s the interest on 15 trillion dollars when interest rates come back to the normal 4-5%? Oh, that’s right $600-800 billion. A year. And that’s assuming no inflation….

    So, kids … hurry and sign up to give Obama your starting-out money. You might as well.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  16. get used to it kids
    you’ll be in for a penny
    in for a pounding

    Colonel Haiku (bfc615)

  17. and teh Big Zer0
    He will want your first born too
    after teh lovin’s done

    Colonel Haiku (bfc615)

  18. Not The Onion?

    htom (412a17)

  19. What a crass move. What next, children donating their allowance and birthday money from Grampa and Grama?

    Romney’s campaign isn’t doing too badly, perhaps that’s worrying the Obama camp…

    The Republican National Committee, now an extension of Romney’s campaign, ended May with $60.8 million in the bank — cash reserves that it can deploy to help build a get-out-the-vote for the former Massachusetts governor. That’s twice the amount of cash reserves held by the DNC.

    Mitt Romney’s campaign raised $23.4 million in May.

    Obama campaign officials have raised the specter of being outspent by Romney and his supporters, as wealthy Republicans continue to write big checks to conservative super PACs and non-profit advocacy groups.

    Restore Our Future, a super PAC helping Romney, took in nearly $5 million in May, besting the $4 million that a pro-Obama group, Priorities USA Action, said it collected last month.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  20. I will be shocked if Obama can beat Romney. One campaign has its act together, and the other just plain doesn’t… nor do they have a record to run on.

    Their flailing for funds won’t do much, but even if it did, what can they do with those funds? They can’t make an ad that undoes the last three and a half years.

    Dustin (330eed)

  21. Silly Obama Campaign — if you do something this tacky you should at least disable comments on the registry page. They are getting raked over the coals by the commenters (most of whom admittedly probably come from our side), so it is quite fun to read.

    JVW (f28a18)

  22. JD’s posts have been as fun to read as I figured they would be. Keep ’em coming.

    Dustin (330eed)

  23. Unfortunately, what defines a successful record to voters, varies. Government has grown exponentially under this administration, and party loyalists see this as a good and necessary thing for taking our country in a new direction.

    It’s also quite possible that the main factor(s) that influenced a great portion of voters in 2008 will do so again. Especially if those voters are not focused on a proven record but rather loyalty to the individual.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  24. I heard there is an event in georgia that includes meeting the president, and the price was just cut in half because of poor interest. Ouch.

    MD in Philly (f0e1bd)

  25. …although I might be wrong regarding loyalties…

    Dana (4eca6e)

  26. _____________________________________________

    if you do something this tacky you should at least disable comments on the registry page.

    Heh. Because I find anything involving Obama to be so exasperating and objectionable, I didn’t even bother clicking on the link posted by JD. So you’re mentioning the added humor in the way “Teh One’s” schlocky sales campaign has been configured did prod me to check out the website and has given me some added chuckles for the evening.

    Mark (d5d5cf)

  27. I am going to send them a toaster.

    …A broken one, I hope…

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and CRIS Diagnostic Expert (8e2a3d)

  28. What an ass. This guy is the biggest damn idiot I’ve ever seen or heard of in my whole life, and I’ve seen plenty. Screw him and Screw his campaign.

    Obummer (e2fc73)

  29. I will be shocked if Obama can beat Romney.

    I confess this is, more than anything, a referendum on just how unbelievably ephing STUPID the American populace has gotten.

    …It does help President Downgrade to have the determined efforts of schoolteachers dumbing down the entire populace for over 50 years, combined with a massive propaganda machine determined to spike any bad story as completely as possible, and as quickly as possible when they can’t ignore it.

    To say nothing of the same organ also doing everything possible to turn all the non-stories it can into negative stories, even if they have to make shit up out of whole cloth.

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and CRIS Diagnostic Expert (8e2a3d)

  30. Holy moly, when even Democratic Underground thinks this is a stupid idea. . .

    Apologies for the link to DU, but in this case I think it is worthwhile. If you don’t want to click on it, here is the totality of what the DU poster says:

    Seriously? Who’s bright idea was this? This looks rather…desperate.

    JVW (f28a18)

  31. The irony of this campaign is that Obama is finally getting a serious vetting, but his supporters, who pride themselves as the reality-based community, have their fingers in their ears going “la-la-la-la-can’t-HEAR-you.”

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  32. Via JVW’s link:

    Hell, it’d be fun to tweak some of my Republican friends and relatives.

    If your idea of fun is telling your relatives you gave their present to the politician they disagree with, you are doing fun wrong.

    Dustin (330eed)

  33. No better way to make a young kid into a Republican than to tell him, “Hey Joey, instead of getting you a birthday present I made a donation to President Obama’s reelection campaign.”

    JVW (f28a18)

  34. I am going to send them a toaster.

    — I am going to send them a machine that goes “Ding!”

    Icy (f67b56)

  35. I am going to send them a white lawn jockey.

    mg (44de53)

  36. All right, so let’s fisk this thing and be done with it:
    Let your friends know how important this election is to you
    — Translation: this is a method for gathering, by means of emotional intimidation, campaign contributions from peope that otherwise might never donate. “Let your FRIENDS know” because what kind of a friend would YOU be if you didn’t share “how important this election is”? and what kind of a friend would each of them be if they failed to appreciate how important the election is “to you”!

    register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift.
    — Can the guests not do both? or does it really need to be ALL about Teh One?

    It’s a great way to support the President on your big day
    — That’s right; it’s YOUR big day, but the President still must take precedent! EVERY day during the campaign is a big day for him!

    Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
    — And we ALL need to appreciate it, because this is about The Collective, you greedy, self-centered bride & groom, you!

    And, of course, with the “gravy bowl” reference they have now insulted your guests TWICE! Once by intimating that they may be politically uninvolved, and a second time by suggesting that your guests’ gifts might be lousy.

    Icy (f67b56)

  37. Anyone who listens to Rush already heard about this …. which is where I suspect biff learned about it.

    I am not so sure that Obama should be embarrassed to be raising money from people. After all isn’t it “We the people”? Romney is collecting money from the corporations that he fully intends to serve if he is elected.I guess it doesn’t matter to you whether Romney is serving your interests as long as the gays can’t get married and there’s a Christian in the white house. Or wait …

    tye (60b080)

  38. 36. Obviously, without a shred of doubt, O’Dongle and the team are in full, frenetic panic.

    His Latino people are not permitted knives and the forks collected post-repast. His official days of business begin at 10AM and end at 2PM and on to campaigning.

    A $3 raffle of dindin with Onsufferable would garner $hundreds$ in tax obligations.

    He doesn’t give a rip about the people, azz lapper.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  39. We should all be panicked. Corporate personhood and buying the white house/legislation is not democracy.

    tye (60b080)

  40. Giving them a toaster is a nice, generous gesture, but the way the campaign is going they shouldn’t need any help making themselves toast.

    W. J. J. Hoge (563ca1)

  41. Heyooo! 39-did you write jokes for the howdy-doody show?

    tye (60b080)

  42. Romney is collecting money from corporations, tye? Wow, you mean we can start a new theme for Glenn Reynolds:

    “They told me if I voted for Romney that Goldman Sachs would own the White House.”

    SPQR (26be8b)

  43. His super pacs are, chief.

    tye (60b080)

  44. Tye’s disapproval is a bright signal JD is doing something right. Well done JD.

    Birdbath (ce2227)

  45. …. which is where I suspect biff learned about it.

    Bzzzzzzzzzzt. Wrong answer. Try again.

    The rest of your thinkregress blather is just an attempt to change the subject.

    JD (33493e)

  46. News Flash: Obama’s Death Panels have announced a new plan for Senior Citizens in need of emergency life support.

    Submit your Last Will and Testament naming Barack Obama, or his reelection campaign, as the sole beneficiary of your entire estate (only verified estates exceeding $100,000 qualify) and get the care you need to stay alive long enough for your children and grandchildren to pledge their homes as collateral. Remember, under Obama Hope is available, up to a point.

    ropelight (44c2ac)

  47. I was thinking maybe a potato peeler

    Neo (d1c681)

  48. The secret service rounded up all the knives and forks from a luncheon friday of NALEO.

    “It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials board member Raquel Regalado told about 1000 delegates at the group’s annual conference.

    I guess this means that they won’t need any silverware .. that potato peeler still sounds good

    Neo (d1c681)

  49. ______________________________________________

    After all isn’t it “We the people”?

    Obama and his ilk perceive the “people” as a bunch of saps and suckers. Hence, stupid fundraising tactics and campaigns.

    As for corporations, just about all (and technically, legally 100% all) of them don’t force me to pay for their goods and services, and employees. By contrast, the bureaucracy of the government requires — mandates — that I pay for whatever the hell they’re doing, whether I like it — or need it — or not. The IRS or Tax Franchise Board (or, for that matter, cops who need to fulfill their quota of traffic tickets for the day) sees to that.

    Mark (d5d5cf)

  50. So many connected to Obama will be needing new resumes in the New Year, this makes a perfect gift: https://www.winway.com/main3/default.aspx

    Ami (534ee4)

  51. Obama’s minions asking for money from gift registries reminds me of PBS asking people to name them in their wills.

    Everyone seems to be making the correct comments here, as tye is getting in a tizzy trying to compensate.

    PatAZ (41722e)

  52. –and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl

    Yeah, right. Got our gravy bowl when we married 25 years ago and it’s still serving a useful purpose. Obama outlived his usefulness after only a few months.

    Susan (0ba6ed)

  53. tye-one-on barfed:
    I am not so sure that Obama should be embarrassed to be raising money from people.
    — Typical leftist ‘the ends justify the means’ mentality. It doesn’t matter how he raises the money, just so long as he does raise it; right, bubba? This ‘hey, instead of giving gifts to friends & family, give money to me!’ ploy does not embarrass you or strike you as being wrong in any way — does it.

    Romney is collecting money from the corporations that he fully intends to serve if he is elected.
    — Are you under the illusion that no corporations whatsoever are contibuting money to help re-elect Obama?

    I guess it doesn’t matter to you whether Romney is serving your interests as long as the gays can’t get married and there’s a Christian in the white house.
    — Are you saying there isn’t a Christian in the White House at present? Also, if Romney defends DOMA then he would be serving the interests of some of us; so, what’s the problem?

    We should all be panicked. Corporate personhood and buying the white house/legislation is not democracy.
    — Personally, after I allow the corporation to buy my vote I feel all used & slutty. I know that I shouldn’t vote their way, because everything they think is right must (by definition!) be wrong; but then I go all cheap & whorey and vote their way again. [*Hangs head in shame*]

    Icy (f2d3a5)

  54. Isn’t it sweet that tye thinks Obama was going to reach his $1 billion fundraising goal in $5 and $10 increments from senior citizens on fixed incomes, students, the unemployed (of whom there have been a whole lot more since he has become President), and Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public who live on Main Street?

    But I guess the Dems are already preparing us for their excuse when Obama gets his clock cleaned in November. It won’t be about Obama’s incompetence, the failing economy, the massive debt piled up, the cheap pandering to every liberal interest group, or the foreign policy that lies in tatters, it will be all that PAC money from evil corporation (Koch!) that slew our valiant knight.

    JVW (f28a18)

  55. Gravy boats do no harm.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  56. Citizens United and Koch = the devil

    Unions and Soros $$$ = no sweatskies

    Gravy Boats = insufficient love for Dear Leader

    Weddings = Stealing Obama’s day (which is every day)

    We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

    Dustin (330eed)

  57. What is so hilarious about tye is how enthusiastically he shzres his utter ignorance.

    SPQR (5ed887)

  58. Tye,

    It seems you are inferring that Super Pacs should be disallowed and/or are unfair (or something like that). If so, is that equally true of President Obama’s campaign and should he then give the money back? Also, are you criticizing *who* is making the donation?

    WASHINGTON — The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign raised $4 million in May, by far its best month since forming in 2011.

    The huge haul came mostly from four donations: three for $1 million each and one for $500,000. The $1 million donors were Houston-based attorney Steve Mostyn, real estate magnate Franklin Haney, and Barbara Stiefel of Coral Gables, Fla. Perennial Strategy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based firm headed by Lamell McMorris that offers everything from government relations to sports agents, contributed $500,000.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  59. a Washington, D.C.-based firm headed by Lamell McMorris that offers everything from government relations

    What a coincidence! His business revolves around access to government and he’s making a huge donation to Obama! It’s almost like corruption.

    Dustin (330eed)

  60. Heard a nice angle on this yesterday on Hugh Hewitt’s show.

    At a time of serious economic troubles, think about the message this sends — don’t go out into the economy and spend money, buying gifts for friends and loved ones. You know, spending money in a way that stimulates economic production, causes stores to order inventory, leads to production by manufactures, allows financing to be repaid, etc.

    No, take that money and send it to a political campaign. We’ll fix the economy in our second term.

    shipwreckedcrew (06750d)

  61. Tye,

    Does it seem at the least ironic and at the most a bit hypocritical that the President strongly denounced the ruling in Citizens United, and yet gave his blessing for his team to form a Super Pac in order to collect big money (labor, corporations, private citizens)? Can you reconcile that, please.

    “One of the worries we have obviously in the next campaign is that there are so many of these so-called super PACs, these independent expenditures that are gonna be out there,” Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer in an interview taped before the Super Bowl on Sunday. “There is gonna be just a lot of money floating around, and I guarantee a bunch of it’s gonna be negative.”

    President Obama has denounced the Supreme Court ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010 that allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money on political advertisements supporting and opposing candidates.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  62. My aunt and uncle got WWII warbonds as gifts, uncle then shipped out and aunt stayed at home with grandparents. After the war they cashed them in and started their lives. Win Win for them and the country; what is the Enlightened One giving? Some nebulous wetdream

    Angelo (d64931)

  63. Great comparison, Angelo.

    Dustin (330eed)

  64. Tye,

    If you are opposed or concerned about corporate backing of a nominee, are you equally concerned about corporate support of an incumbent president? If not, why not?

    Also, if corporate backing is bad, then is labor backing good?

    President Obama pointed out in his denouncement of Super Pacs (when he was against them) his concern that it would not only permit corporations to spend big, but also unions. (See comment #58) However, now that he’s for Super Pacs (he used to be against them), does it concern you that he is now approving $4 million dollar ads from SEIU-Super Pac? Does that seem ironic to you?

    Dana (4eca6e)

  65. Dana – That’s different.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  66. Tye is congenitally incapable of seeing contradictions

    Angelo (d64931)

  67. 0bama’s flop-sweat
    should be obvious to all
    color Him gone y’all

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  68. “nebulous wetdream”
    well said Mister Angelo
    pass teh WetDream Act!

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  69. Milhouse 0bama
    teh stuttering fustercluck
    teh EPIC FAILURE

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  70. We should all be panicked. Corporate personhood and buying the white house/legislation is not democracy.

    Tye, if this is true, you are admitting Goldman-Sachs bought the Obama White House, because coupled with your comment below, you have made the distinction that corporations are *not* “We the people” and yet President Obama was put into the WH by the *not* “We the people”.

    I am not so sure that Obama should be embarrassed to be raising money from people. After all isn’t it “We the people”? Romney is collecting money from the corporations that he fully intends to serve if he is elected.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  71. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is holding a secret meeting with his billionaire donors this weekend.

    Transparency.

    Spartacus (73988d)

  72. @ Tye,

    Romney is collecting money from the corporations that he fully intends to serve if he is elected.

    Would this be in the same way that President Obama is serving these corporations?

    The president, however, has not shunned Wall Street. He has courted financial executives for campaign donations, including inviting them to a campaign gathering at the White House. He has attracted more money for his campaign and for the Democratic National Committee from financial firm employees than all of the GOP candidates combined — a total of $15.6 million.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  73. “No, take that money and send it to a political campaign. We’ll fix the economy in our second term.”

    shipwreckedcrew – Yes, with higher taxes, more Green Jobs, and more of the same agenda!

    OBAMA 2012!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  74. tye is a figment of his own imagination.

    PatAZ (41722e)

  75. tye is off to his interview for the job of Head Ball-Washer at Obama’s country club.

    Wish him well. Mom already has his stuff packed up, ready to move.

    Icy (f2d3a5)

  76. liberal victims
    “Not In MY Name!” they whimper
    Big Zer0 at helm

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  77. buffalo teh libs
    and they don’t know where to turn
    then they’re bumfuzzled

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  78. teh liberals heh
    they’re what’s for breakfast or brunch
    better than Wheaties®

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  79. liberals happy
    when teh tail wags teh dog for
    Liberal Fascists

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  80. first they pull race card
    then it’s teh “War on Womyn”
    shameless li’l victims

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  81. 0bama seizes
    sharp objects from Latinos
    what does Slow Joe say?

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  82. teh Eric Holder
    must think he’s Peggy Fleming
    he won’t skate on this

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  83. greg sargent just knows
    there’s a pony in teh pile
    and he’ll keep digging

    Colonel Haiku (425909)

  84. When reached for comment, the spokesman for The Onion said “It is like they are trying to put us out of business.”

    JD (0134da)

  85. Obama is shameless and ruthless and will Lie Cheat and will Do or Say Anything to get Re elected. I for one cant afford another four years of His Poverty Policys. WAKE UP AMERICA

    Bruce Todd (29879d)

  86. tye went out to buy more lotion.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  87. Double Down On Stupid: Obama 2012

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  88. Sad, really quite sad and desperate. Tasteless and without class as well.

    mcnorman (00a09d)

  89. Boy oh boy… a guy has some Saturday plans and he sure gets missed around here…

    tye (3755f8)

  90. Haiku? What about limerick?

    There was a man not from Nantucket
    But Indonesia, Kenya, Rampuckit
    Rampuckit you say?
    Pray tell, what the hay?
    It occurs when your bu**’s stuck in bucket

    He needs help!!!

    Indeed!!!! so his scheme was a letter
    to brides: “send relief from my fetter!!!”
    The more money they sent
    The more that he spent, but
    His predicament none was the better

    Brandon (d777af)

  91. Boy oh boy… a guy has some Saturday plans and he sure gets missed around here…
    Comment by tye — 6/23/2012 @ 9:48 pm

    — Five-cent Mary will still be there next week, ya know.

    Icy (f2d3a5)

  92. 39. No joke, although the Mistress of Ceremonies certainly thinks so.

    Sorry for not keeping up with your incredulities, spent Sat. weeding the vegetable patch, and squishing potato bugs.

    There’s a simile in there somewhere.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  93. 92. Doh, the link to the NALEO luncheon:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/06/its-so-bad-theyre-collecting-forks-at-obama-events-now-video/

    Guessin’ StepInit doesn’t like chicken an arrives after the forks depart.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  94. 48. Which reminds one: Resign, GTFO, and leave the silver!

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  95. Boy oh boy… a guy has some Saturday plans and he sure gets missed around here…

    Comment by tye — 6/23/2012 @ 9:48 pm

    Not necessarily missed per se, but there were certainly some points you attempted to make that either didn’t add up, make sense, or perhaps needed clarification.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  96. Shut up. Stop presuming what other people would and would not like to do with their wedding gifts. I’m getting married in a little under a month, and I think it’s great. My fiance and I have both told our families that this is what we want. I don’t need some ornate dish set, etc. I barely get by, but I manage. What I need is an investment in my future, and for myself and my fiance, that is President Obama. I’d rather have Barack Obama in a second term than a f*#$ing gravy boat, which I’ll probably have to sell off anyway. This is important to me, and stop whining that somebody suggested that you make a sacrifice. We didn’t pay more taxes when we went to war and nobody is chipping in to deal with this debt crisis, giving up a few useless pieces of china isn’t really all that bad.

    stargirl (cea76d)

  97. LOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    JD (ad6f40)

  98. Amen stargirl.

    97- another fantastic analysis biff.

    tye (cc30fb)

  99. Stargirl, going to give up your kids’ piggy banks, savings bonds, and lunch money,too?

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  100. Hey, that’s the ticket! Stiff a waiter/waitress, a car valet, or any other service worker out of a tip by giving it to Obama and give them a card saying so.

    It would be funny when stargirl and tye get their cars back from the valet with every panel vandalized for their gift to Obama.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  101. and nobody is chipping in to deal with this debt crisis, giving up a few useless pieces of china isn’t really all that bad.

    So, giving gifts to the Obambi re-election campaign in lieu of wedding gifts will help solve the debt crisis?

    I love the leftist “just shut up”. That had to be someone doing a parody of tye’s buddies.

    JD (ad6f40)

  102. Best wishes for a very happy marriage and a lovely future, Stargirl. I made some mistakes with my bridal registry, too, but in looking back on it those misjudgements turned out to be pretty insignificant and unimportant in the great scheme of things.

    elissa (3f79ff)

  103. Why even have a wedding at all? Surely that money could all be sent to Obama, and you could just get married at the courthouse by a justice of the peace…

    Why are you so selfish, Stargirl?

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  104. And of course, a monetary donation to the Obama campaign in lieu of a giftwrapped wedding present will cut way down on that whole modern tacky “regifting” trend.

    elissa (3f79ff)

  105. And furthermore, one could both avoid being “punished with a baby” AND help out the re-election committee with: [Fanfare, please!]

    The Obama Aborted-Baby Shower Registry!

    Just imagine all of the fun you and your friends will have (not to mention the extra room you’ll have in your house!) as you donate what would have gone to clothe and care for another-mouth-to-feed to the Obama/Biden/Clinton/TBD 2012 campaign!

    Come on, moms (and dads) to-not-be and sign up today!

    — Paid for by the Obama & ‘a player to be named later’ 2012 campaign committee —

    [Please recycle: donate your unused foetal tissue to stem-cell research.]

    Icy (3a8c70)

  106. PCD- workers who lost their jobs and retirement to aid Romney’s bottom line aren’t too pleased to know that that money is going to his reelection campaign fund. That is far worse than foregoing a gravy boat.

    tye (cc30fb)

  107. 104- Laura Bush performed preemptive abortion with her car once.

    tye (cc30fb)

  108. tye writes: “97- another fantastic analysis biff.”

    Repetition is not the sole of wit.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  109. Laura Bush performed preemptive abortion with her car once.

    You really are a sick person to say such a thing.

    Let’s stop feeding the troll, please.

    Chuck Bartowski (3bccbd)

  110. Now tye is lying, and getting vile. And spewing nonsense.

    workers who lost their jobs and retirement to aid Romney’s bottom line aren’t too pleased to know that that money is going to his reelection campaign fund

    Incoherent rambling nonsensical mess.

    Your crush on me is cute. I am taken though. Sorry.

    JD (ad6f40)

  111. stargirl doesn’t need a gravy boat, she needs to start a green energy company and get on the gravy train.

    JD (ad6f40)

  112. 96.Shut up. Stop presuming what other people would and would not like to do with their wedding gifts. I’m getting married in a little under a month, and I think it’s great. My fiance and I have both told our families that this is what we want. I don’t need some ornate dish set, etc. I barely get by, but I manage. What I need is an investment in my future, and for myself and my fiance, that is President Obama. I’d rather have Barack Obama in a second term than a f*#$ing gravy boat, which I’ll probably have to sell off anyway. This is important to me, and stop whining that somebody suggested that you make a sacrifice. We didn’t pay more taxes when we went to war and nobody is chipping in to deal with this debt crisis, giving up a few useless pieces of china isn’t really all that bad.

    Comment by stargirl — 6/26/2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Do they make crystal Kool-Aid pictures? Invest in the future? Four more years of zippy, and you’ll be praying for a one way ticket to Athens!

    ∅ (721840)

  113. stargirl, yeah because Obama is going to pay the mortgage on your new home.

    Wow, that’s an amazing concentration of bizarre and stupid in one paragraph.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  114. It’s the bell curve, guys. Exactly one-half of the population has an IQ below 100. One-third has an IQ below 85. That one-third can learn to read, write, get on the internet, apply for welfare and food stamps, and donate to Obama.

    nk (875f57)

  115. *part* of that one-third

    nk (875f57)

  116. “workers who lost their jobs and retirement to aid Romney’s bottom line aren’t too pleased to know that that money is going to his reelection campaign fund.”

    tye – White collar auto workers who had their jobs and retirement benefits slashed so Obama could prop up the pay and benefits of his union campaign contributing cronies probably aren’t very happy right now. In fact they are suing over the way Obama ran roughshod over established bankruptcy law to improperly benefit his buddies. Put that in your bong and smoke it.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  117. tye is making up crap again.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  118. tye – Apart from the infrequent times you decide to visit a bathroom before soiling yourself, do you ever have any original thoughts?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  119. 104- Laura Bush performed preemptive abortion with her car once.
    Comment by tye — 6/26/2012 @ 2:07 pm

    — Aww, isn’t he cute? Now he is accusing the former First Lady of intentionally causing someone’s death.

    Nuthin’ but class, this one.

    Icy (3a8c70)

  120. Translation: this is a method for gathering, by means of emotional intimidation, campaign contributions from peope that otherwise might never donate. “Let your FRIENDS know” because what kind of a friend would YOU be if you didn’t share “how important this election is”? and what kind of a friend would each of them be if they failed to appreciate how important the election is “to you”!

    You hit the nail on the head, Icy. But I suppose Obama isn’t just an obnoxious self-absorbed jerk, but he knows a large chunk of the few people left in his base (a) have no money themselves to contribute (think “Occupy!”) and also are (b) self-absorbed obnoxious jerks. At least they’d have to be to try to emotionally blackmail their family and friends to contribute to Teh Won’s campaign.

    It really is a desperation move.

    But on one level it sort of makes sense. If Barack’s base constituency wants a toaster for their wedding or clothes for their birthday, they’ll just form a flash mob and steal it themselves.

    Steve57 (c441a6)

  121. “Let your FRIENDS know” because what kind of a friend would YOU be if you didn’t share “how important this election is”? and what kind of a friend would each of them be if they failed to appreciate how important the election is “to you”!

    I forgot to add that just as this election is going to be Obama’s chance to learn just how few friends he has, this is stacking up to be his supporters’ chance to learn the same thing. That if they’re going to be stupid enough to pull this kind of tacky stunt, they deserve to know that there are very few people in their lives who care this deeply about what’s important to them.

    Guess who’s just not getting a birthday present or a wedding gift?

    Steve57 (c441a6)

  122. 104- Laura Bush performed preemptive abortion with her car once.

    Comment by tye — 6/26/2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Tye, just shut up. You’ve shamed yourself enough. If you get the urge to say anything else, resist with all your might. It’s your only hope.

    Dana (292dcf)

  123. Icy – lol. Thanks elissa, best of luck your way too.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  124. @ stargirl,

    What I need is an investment in my future, and for myself and my fiance, that is President Obama. I’d rather have Barack Obama in a second term than a f*#$ing gravy boat, which I’ll probably have to sell off anyway. This is important to me, and stop whining that somebody suggested that you make a sacrifice. We didn’t pay more taxes when we went to war and nobody is chipping in to deal with this debt crisis, giving up a few useless pieces of china isn’t really all that bad.

    What I’m curious about, stargirl, is what evidence have you seen or personally experienced in your life that convinces you that investing in a second term for Obama is the wisest decision for you and your fiancee? Can you point to any policy or change he is implemented that you are the beneficiary of and that have improved the quality of your life and/or made you more secure now or in the future?

    Clearly, this something you don’t have any doubts about and are relatively sure of, and I would like to know what has given you that assurance?

    Dana (292dcf)

  125. Laura Bush performed preemptive abortion with her car once.

    Even when you are trying to be cute you come across as ignorant. In your little snarky comment you meant that it was a retroactive abortion, not a preemptive one. You would know this if (1) you weren’t stupid and (2) you had read P.J. O’Rourke who once told feminists, “Back off honey, I believe in abortion too. As long as it’s retroactive.”

    JVW (f28a18)

  126. Dana – I really like the STOCK act, as a start, to getting money out of Washington. I like that when Iran was blocking the oil flow out of the middle east, President Obama maintained that war is a last resort. I like that he ended the Iraq War on schedule and did a lot of work to restore global trust in the united states. I like that his first act as president was to sign a law allowing women to sue for equal pay and that he passed national healthcare (which very well may fail in a few days, but he still managed to pass a law which has been a decades long conflict). I know that we’re still in a financial problem, but by the time he took office unemployment was already over 8 percent and rising quickly and maybe bailouts weren’t the answer, but every important economic advisor seemed to be saying that that was the only option. We’ll never know, but it’s possible that it could have been a lot worse, we’re not starving. Europe has entered a double dip recession in a lot of areas and they went the austerity route, which we didn’t and we’re doing better than they are. He extended unemployment benefits and did the best he could to keep foreclosures down. Personally, I would like to see if he can push more transparency in government or finish his list of to-do’s with four more years and a better economy. I think that a lot of people needed a leader that could keep us from panicking in 2008 (and he increased FDIC insurances and bailed out the banks, actually, the TARP act was passed prior to his inaguration), and his speeches meant a lot (I lost about half my savings in the 2008 crash and that company ‘left the business’ in 2009 and it’s gone. He has a way of making me feel like I’ll be able to get back on my feet). I think he’s moral and he does his best to do the right thing. Oh, and he’s been investing into the green energy sector. His ‘winterizing homes’ initiatives failed miserably, and I think cash for clunkers went okay, but it’s been a while. Anyhoo, these are some of the reasons that I support Obama.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  127. 96- Stargirl you ignorant —-.

    mg (44de53)

  128. stargirl, Obama has not “restored” global trust in the US, he’s actually undermined it. We are less respected due to his incompetent foreign policy throughout the world.

    Women could always sue for equal pay – the Obama campaign ads about the Lily Ledbetter Act are lies.

    His “investments” in the green sector have been utter failures. Which is typical since “investing” in green energy has been shown to cost jobs for no real benefit.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  129. How has he undermined our global trust? Also, new businesses and sectors take a while to make a profit, but we still need to do it. We’re past peak oil and the cost of gasoline is going to up very fast very soon. We need to prepare, even if it does cost an initial investment. Could you elaborate please? Or, what would be a better investment?

    stargirl (c914f7)

  130. stargirl, Obama undermined trust in the US because he’s been an unreliable ally to our friends. We are more hated in many countries since his inauguration because of his policies.

    Green energy does not “take a while” to make a profit. Instead, its sucks funds out of profitable sectors of our economy and destroys jobs. This has been established by economic studies such as the one done in Spain. And this was demonstrated by the fact that most of the companies that received subsidies from the Obama administration were corrupt and failed.

    Gasoline is going to go up in price as soon as demand returns ( the only thing keeping gas prices as low as they are is Obama’s failure in stewardship of our economy – poor growth keeps demand down). That’s because Obama administration is hostile to the construction of needed refinery capacity and fights to stop needed pipeline construction.

    Obama’s policies have been directly responsible for much of the failure of our economy to grow post recession. This is the worst recovery from recession since the Great Depression.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  131. I followed up somebody else’s abortion “joke”. Not funny when it is about one of your hero’s downfalls?

    tye (cc30fb)

  132. tye, hero’s downfalls? You are drunk.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  133. ROTFLMFAO

    JD (ad6f40)

  134. Actually, I’m having trouble understanding your comments tye. Plus, icy put some effort into that joke.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  135. I think part of the debate we’re having is a glass half full or half empty debate. I think the recession could’ve been a lot worse and I also don’t know much about Spain’s green initiatives. Green initiatives have been very successful in other countries, such as Germany and Iceland. Even china has successful offshore wind farms. So, it’s probably true that these green investments should have yielded a profit by now. I don’t think these investments are taking away from other sectors though, I don’t see any big oil companies losing a competitive green energy edge. If they were competing heavily and then the government came along and undercut them, I would totally agree. The car industry would be a lot less profitable if the US taxpayers didn’t maintain the roads and and bridges. It isn’t unheard of for the government to take a part in building a large sector infrastructure.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  136. That was a bit unclear, I mean that the government may be getting the ball rolling in a time when banks, businesses and countries aren’t doing a lot of investing on their own. If the government sets up research and infrastructure, it makes it a lot easier for businesses to get involved later. Imagine how different the auto industry would be if they were in charge of maintaining the roads, bridges, road laws, etc.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  137. stargirl, the recession was the worst recession since WWII. But every recession since the Great Depression has shown a much faster recovery rate, with GDP growth and employment improving many times faster than we’ve seen since 2009 when the recession actually ended.

    Green initiatives have not been “successful”. The claims for green advocates of extra job spinoffs from green subsidies have not merely not materialized but been shown to have in fact cost jobs. Spain’s was closely studied because of the magnitude of the economic subsidies in Spain’s program. In Spain, a study showed that Spain lost 2.2 jobs for every job “created” by the green subsidies.

    Obama’s disasterous failures with Solyndra and others show that its a failure here too.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  138. This is just surreal.

    JD (ad6f40)

  139. So, I’ve starting reading books by Paul Krugman about why this recession is different, but I haven’t finished them. I would suspect that we printed more money or spent money to get out of the recessions before, but I’m not an expert on previous recessions. That’s true, they did end much faster. Do you know if any of the other recessions were global? The Japanese earthquake hurt world markets, so did the Euro crisis. Also, since the most recent bubble was the housing bubble, it is much more difficult to get out of this mess. People can’t use equity to save their business or make large purchases, they also can’t move to get a new job if they have an underwater mortgage. It is possible that this bubble was much heavier in the sense that it took away our ability to invest our way out of this mess. Not to mention that the banks were bogged down with bad debt and sat on large amounts of cash rather than investing it. When nobody is investing or lending money, where is the money that would have gone towards creating new jobs?

    I don’t know about Solyndra. I’ll read about that.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  140. stargirl, Here you will find a chart that compares the promises that Obama made with the reality.

    Obama’s claims for the stimulus spending contrasted with reality show that the stimulus spending was a complete failure. The results were worse than Obama’s economists – who were supposed to be sooooo much smarter than GOP – said would be the result if we did not throw a trillion dollars into the trash.

    Some studies suggest that the stimulus actually cost more jobs than it “saved or created”.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  141. So, I’ve starting reading books by Paul Krugman

    That explains much. Demonic midgets suck.

    JD (ad6f40)

  142. Put down the Krugman, look up Don Luskin, Krugman by the way, supported a housing bubble, to refloat
    what had been lost with the Tech bubble,

    narciso (9b9fea)

  143. stargirl, Krugman is a hack polemicist who has been caught lying about his own economic predictions. Krugman is a joke.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  144. From the study commissioned by the University of Juan Carlos and the Juan de Mariana Institute:

    Since 2000 Spain spent €571,138 to create each “green job”, including subsidies of more than €1 million per wind industry job. Two thirds of jobs were in construction, fabrication and installation, one quarter in administrative positions, marketing and projects engineering, and just one out of ten jobs has been created at the more permanent level of actual operation and maintenance of the renewable sources of electricity. The programs creating each green job also resulted in the destruction of 2.2 jobs elsewhere in the country for every “green job” created. In the end the price of electricity paid by the consumer in Spain will have to be increased 31% to be able to repay the historic debt generated by the deficit produced by the subsidies to renewable.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  145. How many million per green job did we spend “stimulus” dollars on?

    JD (ad6f40)

  146. Krugman, of the Enron Board? That Krugman?

    JD (ad6f40)

  147. JD, in some cases the Obama administration sent millions to companies that “created” a handful of jobs.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  148. the fake Enron trading desk, it should be pointed out.

    narciso (9b9fea)

  149. Stargirl has to be foolin on us. Or it is a parody.

    JD (ad6f40)

  150. Or a consistent Times reader, on either coasr,

    narciso (9b9fea)

  151. I read the NY Times, the Huffington Post, CNBC.com, and the Atlantic here and there, no cable. What do you all read?

    stargirl (c914f7)

  152. 148. Stargirl has to be foolin on us. Or it is a parody.

    Comment by JD — 6/26/2012 @ 6:41 pm

    I hope it’s a parody. If it isn’t, then I hope stargirl isn’t disappointed when her family and friends tell her to pack sand; she’s not getting what she wants.

    If it isn’t a parody, stargirl, then you’re the kind of self-absorbed, obnoxious, tacky individual I was referring to earlier. That you’d have the gall to demand that people in your life contribute to a campaign that works against their interests just because you’ve selfishly decided that a candidate who promises you free stuff at someone else’s expense is the right choice for you.

    You exemplify the immorality of socialism, if you’re not writing satire. Socialism is based upon pure selfishness. Think only of yourself, what you want and desire, then band together with other selfish people and vote to take other people’s money away so you can get it.

    Or in this case, think only of yourself, what you want and desire, then demand other people give up their money and give it that campaign on your behalf. In other words, you want to take their money and spend it on your political wants. What’s best for them never occurs to you and if it does you don’t care. It’s just me, me, me.

    It does confirm one of my suspicions. Barack Obama knows his actual supporters don’t have any money of their own.

    I barely get by, but I manage.

    So the best he can expect from his actual supporters is that they demand that other people “sacrifice” on their behalf.

    Typical. And guess who’s not getting a wedding present.

    Steve57 (c441a6)

  153. 150. I read the NY Times, the Huffington Post, CNBC.com, and the Atlantic here and there, no cable. What do you all read?

    Comment by stargirl — 6/26/2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Actual news. Which is why we’re better informed than you are.

    Steve57 (c441a6)

  154. As Ronald once said,
    “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

    Gazzer (d4d091)

  155. stargirl, your reading list is just an echo chamber then.

    Seriously, though, Krugman is a joke among real economists these days. His columns are filled with such hackery, misrepresentation and straw man arguments that he’s seriously damaged his academic reputation.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  156. Stargirl has to be foolin on us. Or it is a parody.
    Comment by JD — 6/26/2012 @ 6:41 pm

    — Could be Sparticles in a bad whig

    Icy (3a8c70)

  157. Steve57 – what makes you think that our families wouldn’t be open to the idea? If they don’t want to, they don’t have to, I don’t have their credit card numbers. Also, I’m clearly not a socialist, I like American ingenuity and adaptability, I like that we have a business for everything it seems (I can find pretty much anything I want if I’ve got the money to spend). And you really can’t talk about obnoxious and tacky, because rather than having a reasonable discourse, you’re make personal attacks. A government that shuts down discourse and attacks those who disagree is far worse than the socialist society you image the US to be entering into. If you disagree with me, then try having a discussion. I’ve got a lot of new things to read thanks to SPQR, I’m open to new ideas, but I’m not going to change without information to back it up.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  158. stargirl, please read “The Elements of Style” [Hint: paragraphs]

    Icy (3a8c70)

  159. You mean like Mark Lloyd at the FCC, who dotes on ‘Chavez’s wonderful democratic revolution’ or Cass Susstein, who advocated exactly the kind of disruptive tactics against dissent, he runs regulatory affairs, or Van Jones, who ran the ‘Green Jones’ portfolio.

    narciso (9b9fea)

  160. I’m sort of in sync with JD’s thinking on this. I think Stargirl may be conducting an experiment about how someone coming across as an Obama supporter would be treated on a right leaning blog. Clearly her posts espousing sources and positions which are anathema to many here raise questions and provide fodder for discussion and clarification. But she is articulate, calm and so far seems respectful for the most part. In other words she is not tye or nishi or others like them whom we can name. Replying to Stargirl as if she is tye etc. (as some commenters seem to be doing) is unfair I think.

    elissa (3f79ff)

  161. I’m just reading your comment at 157, stargirl (starting from the bottom up) and this sticks out,

    A government that shuts down discourse and attacks those who disagree is far worse than the socialist society you image the US to be entering into.

    I think we all agree any attempts to shut down discourse and attack those who disagree with any administration is clearly telling. With that, you might want to start reading up here about this administration and how they treat those who disagree with them and their attempts to limit discourse. Here, here , here, here, and so on…

    Dana (292dcf)

  162. Actually, I wasn’t really paying much attention to whether the site was right or left leaning. I was just surprised that everyone seemed to hate this event registry idea and starting looking for anybody who might think it was a good idea. As I was reading through the comments I got kind of fed up that people were using this as an excuse to severely beat up on the president. I’m not doing a social experiment, I just naively assumed that people who disagreed with me would take the time to argue with me, since it takes so much effort. That was unobservant I suppose, I guess that explains why everyone here seems to disagree with me. :)

    stargirl (c914f7)

  163. Meaning, I assumed that PSQR was arguing with me because he disagreed, and that someone who agreed with me wouldn’t go out of their way to join in. Getting tired. Goodnight.

    stargirl (c914f7)

  164. stargirl, we objected to the wedding registry fund raiser because it reflects the kind of narcissism that Obama is becoming famous for.

    National politics always involves a lot of narcissitic personalities. But Obama is setting some records for narcissism.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  165. Stargirl, did you register your wedding with the Obama campaign event registry?

    Whether you acknowledge it or not, if your wedding registry is the Obama event registry you are pressuring your guests. That is at the very least rude.

    Shut up. Stop presuming what other people would and would not like to do with their wedding gifts.

    No, the reason why you’re rude (other than telling people to shut up) is that you are presuming to tell other people to spend their money on candidates you support with no regard to which candidate they decide is in their best interests to support. Whether you acknowledge it or not, you are pressuring people to make a choice between their politics and your wedding. You are effectively telling your guests, “if you want to come to my wedding, contribute to my candidate.”

    If you tried to pressure me into making that choice, I believe you know what choice I’d make. I’d turn right around and let you know how important this election is to me.

    You do have another choice:

    I’d rather have Barack Obama in a second term than a f*#$ing gravy boat, which I’ll probably have to sell off anyway.

    You could always “sell off,” or more likely return for a refund if your wedding registry was with an actual store, the f*#$ing gravy boat and contribute the money to the Obama campaign yourself. Of course from the way you wrote your post that apparently didn’t occur to you.

    It still would be rude. But at least you wouldn’t be rudely pressuring your guests that if they want to show they really care about you the only way is to support your causes.

    Steve57 (c441a6)

  166. Steve57, good point, it is rude. Its plainly offensive to tell one’s wedding guests that participating in the celebration of one’s wedding requires one to endorse the political opinions of the bride and groom.

    But its typical Democrat thinking.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  167. 166.

    Steve57, good point, it is rude. Its plainly offensive to tell one’s wedding guests that participating in the celebration of one’s wedding requires one to endorse the political opinions of the bride and groom.

    But its typical Democrat thinking.

    Comment by SPQR — 6/26/2012 @ 8:30 pm

    It reminded me of the kind of thinking that turned the Wellstone memorial service into a partisan circus. Leftists can’t leave politics out of anything.

    Honor & Civility, RIP

    Subtitled:

    A memorial service for Paul Wellstone becomes a DNC pep rally as the Democratic party reaches a new low.

    The memorial service was shameless in its partisanship. It started with emotional remembrances of Wellstone, a politician loved by liberals and respected by conservatives. But then Rick Kahn, a friend of Wellstone, turned the event into a partisan pep rally. Democratic celebrities, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy, and Al Gore, were cheered wildly. When Senate GOP Leader Trent Lott and former Republican senator Rod Grams of Minnesota were shown on the TV screen at the service, there were boos. When Mondale was shown on the screen–he didn’t give a speech–he was cheered amid chants of “Fritz, Fritz, Fritz.”

    Kahn told the crowd of roughly 20,000: “We are begging you to help us win this Senate election for Paul Wellstone.” He urged Republicans to give up their opposition and let Mondale win with bipartisan support–a clever invocation of bipartisanship to achieve a partisan end, the election of a Democrat. Kahn even called on a Republican House member, Jim Ramstad, by name, saying he should help Democrats win the Senate race.

    Both Gov. Jesse Ventura, an Independent, and Republicans were furious over the transformation of the memorial service into a highly partisan event. Ventura and his wife walked out, shaking their heads, during Kahn’s speech.

    If you really care about X, you will abandon your politics and adopt X’s. But then, there are obviously a lot of people who saw that event on TV and didn’t see anything wrong with it.

    Such as Barack Obama. And the people who support him who also think it’s a great idea to turn their birthdays or weddings into Obama campaign fundraisers.

    Steve57 (c441a6)

  168. Let’s face it, he just wants to save people the trouble of sending in the taxes on the gifts, especially once he gets the marginal income tax rate up to 102% like Sweden had back in the 1970s.

    Barack Obama (de258d)

  169. The definition of narcissistic, according to spqr, is fundraising for one’s own presidential campaign. Oh… but only if you’re a Democrat.

    tye (cc30fb)

  170. 167- it is a choice. Republicans are usually all about freedom and choice…. just not “Choice”. Guests are not “required” as you lied.

    tye (cc30fb)

  171. 161- jd is a total d-bag to anyone with whom he disagrees. The fact that everyone here cheers him on (he is posting his own material now fore Pete’s sake) is very telling…

    tye (cc30fb)

  172. Oh, I don’t know, tye. Seems to me that you don’t act very nicely, yourself.

    I have never seen JD treat a person who is polite poorly. I have seen him dump mercilessly on trolls trying to insult other people.

    Does that sound familiar?

    Simon Jester (c9ab47)

  173. This registry, is coming from the same people who disabled the verification software, so the transactions could not be traced.

    narciso (9b9fea)

  174. I think it is entirely appropriate for Barcky to try to get people to insert his political campaign into one of their most personal And important days in their life. It is racist to suggest only a narcissist would do that.

    JD (ad6f40)

  175. 161- jd is a total d-bag to anyone with whom he disagrees.

    Absolute unadulterated lie.

    JD (ad6f40)

  176. He is not inserting himself into that event. The bride and the groom choose to do that.

    tye (cc30fb)

  177. 173- no it sounds like a lie.

    tye (cc30fb)

  178. How about this, let’s start off on a new foot, “tye”. I promise to be nothing short of kind towards you, as will everyone else. In return, you just have to admit all the names you have commented under, and apologize for your vile smear of Laura Bush yesterday, as a sign of good faith.

    Ready? Go.

    JD (318f81)

  179. Since Biden is intown I suggested to a member of the TEA party to ask the Democrat throng if they were willing to donate their children’s piggy banks, savings bonds, and school lunch money to Obama. Also to ask about their John Deere pension checks, etc.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  180. Typical. Crickets chirping

    JD (318f81)

  181. “tye” – would that have required more honesty than you are capable of?

    JD (ad6f40)

  182. Another of Obama’s great “green” investments goes tits-up.

    Abound Solar, a thin film startup which secured a $400 million loan guarantee from U.S. Department of Energy, in the usual corrupt way during the Obama administration, to expand production, is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  183. As far as the silly stargirl’s assertion that Obama has somehow improved America’s “reputation”, I offer the observation that the “reset” of relations with Russia has been a failure.

    Russian bombers entered US airspace this month during maneuvers.

    Obama has returned us to the Cold War in relations. F’ing brilliant.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  184. Let’s all send this jerk, the annointed one, toasters & fry pan’s, but definetley not money!
    He really thinks he’s entitled to someones wedding gifts? What a joke! He really is a legend in his own mind. SHAMELESS

    Mike Zitur (db6c54)


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