Did you hear that the crowd at an event with Michelle Obama yesterday were shouting “Hail Obama”?
Well, according to Mike Synan, they were.
Writes Joe My God:
The hashtag “Hail Obama” began trending on Twitter yesterday after a local Florida Fox reporter claimed that crowds were chanting the phrase at an appearance by the First Lady. Others in attendance say that the crowd was actually chanting “Michelle Obama.” And some point out that the sports chant for Brevard Community College, the school where the First Lady appeared, is “Hail Wildcats.” But whatever the truth is, that Fox reporter is now web-famous and his initial tweets have appeared across the wingnut-o-sphere. That Drudge-baiting worked.
Well, good for him. Public master baiting is a act we should all applaud and admire.
I’m personally more fond of women master baiters. When they do it well, it can be an emotional high and often a real tear jerker.
But Mike Synan, he’s finding the news and reporting it without missing a stroke. I’d give him a hand, but he seems like he’s got it covered. Master baiters are like that.
It’s like a professional journalism drummer. Synan knows exactly how hard and long to pound it before the most quality information issues forth … all over the Internet and into your eyes and ears.
Thank him, dear readers.
A truly great master baiter is hard to find. His excellence in master baiting is a gift, like an expensive pearl necklace.
Wear it with pride.
I know I will.
Check out the above video from Chase Whiteside, and below there’s another video of b-roll from those same interviews.
If you put a camera and a microphone in people’s faces, how do you expect them to give intelligent answers?
People who play Gotcha journalism at people should be embarrassed and ashamed.
It’s not their job to appear like they know what they’re talking about. It’s the journalist’s job to make them look good.
We have everything turned back-assward in this country.
Eureka! I have finally found proof of a race of miniature people living in our back yard.
They must have had a picnic recently and they left some of their trash.
Silly little people. Don’t they know if they’re found they’ll go straight to a circus. Not to mention all the poking and prodding in labs.
So everybody … Shhhhhhh!!! … Help me keep them secret.
Salt shaker reads, “Okay, if you’re reading this because your date hasn’t arrived and you’ve run out of people to text, here’s something to keep you busy for another 1.2 seconds. Salt was once such valuable commodity it was used as money. Okay, now you’re on your own.
I will be buried in a spring loaded casket filled with confetti, and a future archaeologist will have one awesome day at work.
Billionaire and Obama critic Mike Bloomberg endorsed Obama this week. Read it here.
I really liked Bloomberg’s phrasing. He writes:
I believe Mitt Romney is a good and decent man, and he would bring valuable business experience to the Oval Office. He understands that America was built on the promise of equal opportunity, not equal results. In the past he has also taken sensible positions on immigration, illegal guns, abortion rights and health care. But he has reversed course on all of them, and is even running against the health-care model he signed into law in Massachusetts.
And now the Economist is endorsing Obama. Read here.
Notice this first line I’m including in the quote below. It speaks volumes:
Both men have it in them to be their better selves; but the sad fact is that neither candidate has campaigned as if that is his plan.
As a result, this election offers American voters an unedifying choice. Many of The Economist’s readers, especially those who run businesses in America, may well conclude that nothing could be worse than another four years of Mr Obama. We beg to differ. For all his businesslike intentions, Mr Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says. That is not a convincing pitch for a chief executive. And for all his shortcomings, Mr Obama has dragged America’s economy back from the brink of disaster, and has made a decent fist of foreign policy. So this newspaper would stick with the devil it knows, and re-elect him.
The second part of that quote also frames what I believe is the advice I’ve had the good fortune of receiving from the professionals we hire to handle our insurance and our finances.
Let me bring all this home for a second.
When Tina and I were doing fertility treatments, our insurance rates were astronomical. We had to pay for premium insurance a full 18 months before conception if we wanted to keep those rates.
This was from a couple who was already struggling financially, but wanted desperately to add our contribution to the gene pool.
Our attempts failed, and we’ve since dropped our maternity coverage.
Now with Obamacare, pregnancy is a “pre-existing condition”. I have a Facebook friend who lives in Michigan. She found out she was pregnant, but she wasn’t forced to go through the expensive process of waiting 18 months for maternity coverage.
After shopping around our insurance, the guy we trust the most gave us insider advice on why our rates have dropped, and how if Obamacare is repealed, expect them to go back up.
Maybe he’s already a democrat. But what benefits him if he tells us that he’s going to jack us around?
I’ve said it before, but we’ve had the privilege of hearing top-tier banking advice from those who counsel millionaires and billionaires for Chase bank. And they recommended Obama over Romney.
Our accountant has shown us on paper and in dollar bills how we are benefitting from things going on right now and improving under Obama. She’s not giving us a dire situation should things change. She’s just showing us.
I fully realize that where you get your “news” and advice is entirely subjective.
And I’m biased. I think we should have higher taxes to pay for things like my homeless neighbors’ toilet paper and maybe even contribute to their shitty addictions. I think we should have higher taxes to pay for those left without power and a roof over their heads after Sandy.
The government isn’t perfect, but they provide a national infrastructure that helps me make my business stronger.
I wish dearly that there wasn’t division in this country. I wish we could all agree on basic things, like people first. At places like Outward Bound, they teach in group dynamics you that you’re only as strong as your weakest member. Our weakest members of society need our help, help that churches aren’t able to provide.
I voted for Obama already, so I can’t change that.
And you’ve likely voted for whom you like.
We’ll see how the next four years go.
But I’ll remind you again, Romney’s five point plan needs another 8 to 10 years to work. I’m comfortable working on the timeline that Obama’s working on, which makes it better while he’s in office.
I don’t want to wait for Romney to get on his feet over the next year, and then start campaigning for re-election in three.
Obama ain’t re-upping. So we’re going to have a solid effort for four short years.
Obama Twenty Twelve.
So there’s the clip above, and you should watch it.
It shows you how nutballs the Mormon faith is. And it’s amazing to me that I come from a home where Mormonism was the bottom of the barrel in terms of religions.
And between Mormonism and Democrats, Mormonism is more warmly received.
So when I go home during this holiday season, my parents would rather share their time with a Mormon than a liberal — a person who wants people to be treated fairly, equally and like Jesus would treat them.
Republicans are voting for a person who thinks Jesus descended on Missouri — the NEW!!! Jerusalem — than a person who advocates science and human welfare.
That’s how it is. I just need to accept it.
Fucking Graham would rather remove Mormonism defined as a cult on his web site than have the liberal — who sides with Christianity — get back into office for another four years.
This world is messed up.
There is division in this country, and I can’t help but point in one direction as to who is culpable for pushing the divide.
Answer me this, believers, when Romney advocates siding with Jerusalem, does he mean the Missouri one or the one in the middle east?
Just so we are all clear, don’t ask Romney about his religion. Don’t ask him about his taxes. Don’t ask him about his plan to reduce taxes. And definitely don’t ask him about FEMA.
What do we talk about when we sit down for dinner?