News Roundup: Oval Office Makeover, Latest Enviro Wacko Violence

Oh, aren’t we sophisticated now that the repellant First Klingon Michelle Antoinette and her henpecked husband are occupying the White House? While they were off on their most recent vacation (number 5? 6? I’ve lost count) at a $30,000 a week resort in Martha’s Vineyard, scrubbing the ocean of every last lobster and cramming basketball-size ice cream cones into their faces, the Oval Office underwent a redecorating. It’s all “tasteful” minimalist earth tones and beige. None of that tacky, garish red, white and blue stuff.

I don’t say the following often, but I have to agree with Maureen Dowd, who wrote in yesterday’s New York Times:

The Oval Office, the classiest, most powerful place on earth, is now suffused with browns and beiges and leather and resembles an upscale hotel conference room or a ’70s conversation pit with a boxy coffee table that even some Obama aides find ugly.

So true, MoDo. I did like it when you noted that the new rug is embedded with quotes, and suggested some alternative slogans that they might have included. I was inspired to come up with a few of my own, more suited to your ideological bent, specifically:

From each according to his abilities. To each according to his needs.
No, no, not God bless America. God damn America.
For the first time in my adult life, I’m proud of my country.
57 states
Above my pay grade

I didn’t appreciate the little dig against W in Ms. Dowd’s column, though, and the suggestion that the Gorebot actually won the election. The phrase “get over it” springs to mind. These people hold a grudge like bin Laden, who also, coincidentally I’m sure, wants to “remake” America.

First the Unibomber, Now This Wack Job

Speaking of the Gorebot, as I always tell you, you must read more than the headlines to get the real 411. In this case, I refer to the latest violent incident perpetrated by a militant enviro wacko, James Lee, yesterday’s shooting at the Discovery Channel HQ. As noted by the Telegraph UK:

When Lee organised (sic) a protest outside the same building in February 2008, he issued a six-page set of demands to Discovery, saying the channel “must broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet”.
At his trial, he said he became committed to that cause after being laid off from his job in San Diego. He said he had been inspired by “Ishmael,” a novel by environmentalist Daniel Quinn and by former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”.

So, while Al Gore may have lost a bit of his sex appeal, especially in the massage therapist demographic, he’s still popular with insane social misfits who like to blow up stuff and threaten to kill people.

Thought experiment: what if this nutcase was inspired by Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh? There wouldn’t be enough straitjackets to contain the inmates at MS-NBC as they foamed at the mouth about the horrific threat to America represented by the “new right.” I’m sorry, Chris Matthews. Another opportunity for a hard-hitting special down the drain.

Interestingly, Mr. Lee didn’t mention being inspired by CNN’s Jack Cafferty, who, as I noted in this piece for The American Thinker, snarled on “The Situation Room” last December "[t]here’s [sic] too many people.” Of course, that’s because no one watches CNN, other than people like me, who watch so you don’t have to.

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