I was going to title this post, “All misery leads to Obama” but fair play dictates that he gets the praise if things go swimmingly in the next four years, but either way, he owns it all.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the time where we all reflect, take stock of the cornucopia of good fortune in front of us, I’m feeling hard pressed to orate any litany of blessings. For the right thinkers here, a stink sandwich slathered in grief with a dollop of misery on the side that he got served a few weeks back is hardly grounds for doing jumping jacks. But me being the eternal optimist, the glass half full type, the shiny side of the penny revealed itself. Our current situation absolves me of any responsibility; my side can now sit back and be provided for, we can marvel at the alacrity at which the president and his crew rights this ship. From now on any degree of bad news, misfortune or pain can be laid directly at his doorstep, no hem hawing, no equivocating, this is his rodeo.
I have already started practicing this dodge to some degree, and I kinda like it. One of my tennis buddies complains about the price of balls, I quickly retort ,”Yeah, everything has gone up in price in the last four years”, someone complains about the cracks on the court ,”It’s a shame all that TARP money was wasted on bailing out foreign banks, who can say ‘shovel ready’?” or when the conversation turns to the demise of the Twinkie ,”Too bad Hostess was not too big to fail, if they were a bank, a car company, an oil or drug company, the government could just intervene, giving those poor workers the wages they deserve”.
And here in California, what with prop 30 and a Democratic super majority, I can just sit back and witness the miraculous transformation before my eyes, from crappy to ecstasy, happy days will be here in no time. Just like Obama in his first 2 years, they get unfettered unchallenged power, an Oligarchy to do any damn thing they want, courtesy of the voters, misery will be a thing of the past.
Thursday we will be travelling to my mother in laws for Thanksgiving. Although my father in law died a few years back (a self made millionaire who had a work ethic straighter then a California redwood, and a staunch conservative), my mother in law is the MSNBC type who hates the Jooos. She will be getting a double whammy come tax time, that whole roosting chicken thing. Although we are pretty good at steering things away from politics, this year the first time I hear ,”it’s all Bush’s fault”, I will reply in kind.
Over at Breitbart they have a nice playbook for those requiring some help with liberals over the holidays;
As a public service to our readers, and as a gesture towards civility in our national discourse, we offer the following how-to-guide for surviving Thanksgiving dinner at the home of your triumphant liberal relatives:
I like most of these but will focus my retorts mainly of the notion that finally those snooty rich folks will have to pay their fair share, and she definitely qualifies. I don’t think she has a clue what she has wrought wrt her blown up finances. I guess I could keep my mouth shut and let it be a surprise, but then the estate gets a massive haircut and the other kids are pissed off.
On Friday we will be having our own Thanksgiving and I will be barbecuing a turkey. Is anyone doing something fancy or unusual with their turkey this year? I slather my turkey in mayo (which burns off during cooking and seals the whole bird in for a juicy smoky flavor). Anyone deep frying their bird and what stuff do you put in your oil? I have a smoker and a few years back after brining the bird I smoked it, that was also pretty tasty.