Scenes from the Obamarama II

Alas, I couldn’t make it to the Giza Plateau to witness firsthand the mystical revelations of the Tutankhbama, but I did glance at a transcript of President Obama’s Egypt speech, and amidst a great goulash of platitudes and historical inaccuracies was this bit of insanity:
"And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
Unlike the President, I’ve never taught constitutional law (though I have published the same number of scholarly articles about constitutional law as he has), but I have read the Constitution and I can assure you that presidential “responsibility” is nowhere in it.

It’s chilling to imagine what "fight" could mean. If a cartoonist in Scandinavia draws a Muhammed cartoon will President Obama parachute in with a team of sensitivity trainers to reeducate him? Or will the USA simply bomb the poor doodler? Eventually I might find out firsthand the precise nature of this policy, for I consider it part of my responsibility as a critic of the modern world to negatively stereotype Mussulmen whenever doing so provokes laughter or annoyance.

In other news, Omar Bongo is dead. He will be missed.

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  1. I was saddened to read about the late Mr. Bongo, a statesman for our times.

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  2. "In 2004 a diplomatic dispute broke out with Peru after a 22-year-old Peruvian beauty queen was invited to a pageant in Gabon. According to reports, she was ushered into a panelled room where Mr Bongo pressed a button. She fled when sliding doors opened to reveal a large bed. The Gabon authorities denied this account."

    Gotta admire a Ladies' Man who's a smooth operator like that.

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  3. I'm saddened too, Dennis. I think a nice way to honor him would be if GM named one of their new electric cars the Omarbongo, though I'm not sure why I think this.

    Pushing the button to reveal the bed behind the sliding doors is slick, Non. I also admire the reaction of the Peruvian beauty queen. Many beauties would freeze up in that situation. Instead of singing and dancing the talent part of beauty contests should be simulations of real world situations like that experienced by Miss Peru.

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  4. Sorry to leave the topics of insulting Mohammadeans and the death of President O. Bongo - but have you seen the latest news from Whitby? Now they are issuing police with tasers (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8093500.stm) . The Sandsend Blob had better watch out!

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  5. I'm sure that news has a lot of Goths feeling uneasy.

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