Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This picture makes me unreasonably happy.

There's something about the sheer dad-ness in this photo that makes me near giddy. I stole this from my friends over at First Draft and wanted to pass it along because, if you're like me, you need all the good vibes the universe can muster in these last two weeks before the election.

Why? Well, how about Palin's pandering to the "pro-America areas of this great nation." Or that batshit crazy congresswoman from Minnesota, Michelle Bachman, who wants her fellow congress critters investigated to see which are pro-American and which are not.

Paging Joe McCarthy, Joe McCarthy please pick up the white courtesy phone.

(the silver lining is that once word of this proposed witch hunt got out, Bachman's opponent got over $700 grand in donations. Why not do America a favor and send a little foldable love here.)

But it was this morning, as I was doing my bending and lifting, that I felt part of my soul leave my body. Against all sound judgement, I had clicked onto MSNBC's celebration of self-regard, "Morning Dick," (Jesus, I hate this program) and lost minutes of my life listening to those giant heads bat around this newsy bit like it was a dead mouse.

If you haven't heard about this Obama campaign catastrophe yet, hang onto your hats, because this is big, really really big.

Are you ready?

Apparently, Joe Biden said that if Obama gets elected, the world will "test" him in the first 6 months.

OMG! Tested? The President? Everyone run around! Wave your arms in the air! What will we do? What will we do?

McCain snatched at this slender reed and hurrumphed about the next president not having time to get used to the office, creating the greatest non sequitur of his thoroughly ass-hatted campaign.

Yep, that's the big news this morning, trumping the economy, war, healthcare, trade, the national debt, immigration, terrorism, infrastructure, energy and Bill Ayers. The president will be tested.

Sweet Jesus, we live in a vacuous nation.

If it wasn't for Netflix, I'd take John Prine's advice.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Vacuous and vicious.

RedTree said...

Interesting that you mention Prine. I, too, had the misfortune to flip on Morning Dick and found myself humming Prine's "Stick a Needle in My Eye".

Jumping jesus on a pogostick! How did these bastards stop the clock? C'mon, November 4!

Graham Powell said...

I love that picture of Obama. Often he seems so somber and sort of mechanical - the Obamaton 2000. So it's cool to get to see him being just a dad.

spyscribbler said...

Are you kidding? Well, duh. McCain thinks he wouldn't be? Wtf?

GREAT picture!

Jeff Shelby said...

I've had this pic as my desktop background for about a week now just because it puts me in a good mood every time I look at it.