Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Drama

Am I the only person who couldn't give a proverbial about what's going on in America? I mean, really. If you've tuned in to the BBC at any point in the past 24 hours, you could be forgiven for thinking Jesus bloody Christ had finally announced his comeback tour.

OK, it really is worthy of note that the Septics have at last had the decency to elect an African American to the top job. After all, it was only 60 years ago, when they built the Pentagon, that they installed double the number of lavvies - one set for whites and the other set for, er, others. But, y'know, guys, he's just another American Prez when all's said and done. He ain't gonna stop supporting Israel bombing the crap out of innocent women and children in Gaza. He ain't gonna solve the economic mess that his country bequeathed the world in the first place. And he ain't, if the clips I've seen today are anything to go by, gonna stop spouting that mawkish, cloying, saccharin drivel that passes in the States for oratory.

I'm sure there are plenty of old timers out there who will now tell me that if it hadn't been for the Yanks wading in in two world wars I wouldn't have the freedom to type this rant. And I accept there is some truth in that. There's also some truth in in the statement that if the Americans were as good at aiming guns as they are at firing them, there would be a fair few Tommies alive today to tell the tale.

Oh well, I really do hope our Bazza does a good job, and wish him all the best. But I for one will be expecting him to at least part the waters and turn a million bad mortgages into wine before he'll live up to the hype of the last few weeks.

25 comments:

Tony Beachcomber said...

I really hope he loosens the economic noose around Cuba, the Americans have been unjustly squeezing the pips out of Cuba since the bay of pigs. You would have thought after all these years they would live and let live.

Jean-Pierre said...

I like good oratory and I rather like his. Ergo, I think it is good.

You'll see. He will change the world for the better and you'll be scraping egg off your face for years to come.

I obstinately refuse to be sceptical.

But then again, I like Gordon and always have done.

I did read 'Left Behind', a weird book my Mum gave me, and it foretold of the rapid rise of a great US president who turned out to be Lucifer himself. If Israel suddenly turns into the land of plenty and obtains some kind of strange, giant, hemispherical defence shield I'll start to worry.

Then again I'm an atheist so I don't give a hoot.

Jean-Pierre said...

Oh, forgot. Totally agree with Tony.

Rebecca said...

I'm sure Obama really cares what some hick, obsessed with a dreary little town at the arse end of nowhere, thinks about him.

Whether you like it or not, and I guess many of the ethnophobics who huddle together in Thanet - the last bastion of racists, losers, unemployables, junkies, rejected children and UKIP mentalists - don't like it, it's the most significant day for democracy since Nazism was defeated.

You suggesting that Obama isn't a good orator would be rather like a wannabe journalist like you suggesting that Paxman is a poor journalist.

Anonymous said...

I thought what a good job was done by the white grandparents who brought him up.

They seem to have taught him to believe in himself .....

Anonymous said...

I imagine that, on his salary, Paxman is far from being a poor journalist. Isn't he an alumnus of that Regan Thatcher transatlantic college ?

Isn't Ms Chakrabarti, our thought director, another ?

Anonymous said...

Richard. No you are not the only ignorant person. But what you think, is just as irrelevant as you are. You are nothing more than fanit trash!.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Hmmm. Methinks we have a Zionist in the house, eh Rebecca?

Let's face it, the Israelis are backed by the US, and the US stood by and did nothing while they killed hundreds of innocent Palestinians.

I don't they would have stood by and let that happen if the Gaza strip was a ghetto full of 1.5m Jews, do you? Talk about hypocrisy!

Lucy Mail said...

An atheist that obstinately refuses to be sceptical?
Do you dimwits actually read what you write, or just vomit words through your fingers?

And you sound a bit like Pacman there, Becky. All opinion with little to back it up.
Dreary little town, arse end of nowhere, ethnophobics?
I'd love to be trapped in a lift with you! (not)
If you don't like it here and you don't think opinions here amount to anything, why not just stay away? Though I suspect that if you did, you'd soon end up with noone to talk at.

Hey Dickie, is it wise to comment when you're a bit pissed?

Anonymous said...

"I guess many of the ethnophobics who huddle together in Thanet - the last bastion of racists, losers, unemployables,"

And that is just the editorial team these past decades at the Thanet Gazette.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes, Lucy, once again you have the measure of me. I was indeed moderately tipsy when I wrote that last comment.

'Rebecca' is clearly very touchy on the subject of Americans and the state of Israel, and obviously has a scathing disregard for Thanet, despite being happy enough to parasite off the public purse in these parts.

As for Paxman being a great journalist, I heard he's more obsessed with his undercrackers these days!

Anonymous said...

Way, way too much hype..

If people honestly believe that the President of the US actually has power to change things for the better then.... I'm sorry, I'll try not to laugh too loud.

Dave said...

Obama has more vision than anyone in Thanet. We need an Obama for Thanet.

Jean-Pierre said...

Yes, once again Lucy I suspect you've been at the sauce too...

Being an atheist means not believing in God - it does not mean not believing in man, quite the opposite.

Luckily for you, dictionary's are available free on line - try looking up humanist.

I agree with much else of what you say.

Anonymous said...

I guess you could caal this thread an 'Obama-lama-ding-dong'.

Shinguard said...

I feel a bit sorry for the new US President Barack Obama or BO as he is known to those closest to him,..doesn't have the same ring to it as GW does it? Anyway, I feel the chosen one has been handed a poisoned chalice presidency and when things are no better with the US economy this time next year the fickle US public will turn on their man.

Anonymous said...

Thanet already has its own Obama Dave. He's called Clive Hart.

Just like Barack Clive has a tremendous intellect, is a fantastic orator, and has a charismatic personality that brings people together from all walks of life to work together for the common good.

In fact, Clive is already a legend - in his own mind. All he needs to do now is to convince the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

Poor old ECR, always appearing to look on the downside of everything. You've slipped into the past dear boy, Barack Obama isn't one to live to the old ideologies of socialism, marxism or capitalism. The strict boundaries of the past are irrelevant as standalone ideals and more likely, from commentary I have understood, he will use what is needed to improve the lot of the US and ultimately further afield. To comment that the US stood by whilst Israel invaded the Gaza strip is naive, a policy decision in these circumstances has to be taken based upon many many factors and a position taken. Seeing children killed in war is awful but what are you denying, that war can be sanitised? Its here and always will be. As for comment on friendly fire, my father spent 48 hours under heavy artillery bombardment by the Germans during WW2 and 24 hours under heavy artillery bombardment by the British thereafter who caused, according to him, more destruction than the enemy did. War is horrible and cannot be sanitised.

MA said...

ECR - Glad to see someone posting about Obama's silence on Gaza. The whole world seems to have gone Obama mad like he's a saint. He'd already made his position on Palestine clear before coming to office, so we can probably expect worse for that area than Bush. More proactive in the opposite direction given his support gained from the Israeli lobbyists. The silence on Gaza is deafening. The Geneva Conventions thrown out. Obama won't be stopping the Israelis in a hurry. Our government is also not in a hurry to condemn them either.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Er, how about if I just 'slip into the past' once again, 11:56, and recall the same hype and bullsh*t surrounding Tony Blair when he was elected in 1997?

Anonymous said...

Richard.

Does being a total Runt(that should be with a "C" before the "U") come natural to you, are do you have to work at it?

And I'm not sorry, if my use of the word "work" upset you!

One finds that lazy trash like you will always look for reasons to bash Jews and Blacks!

THE WORD JEALOUS COMES TO MIND!

GET A JOB Richard!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Oh dear. Forgotten to take our Epilim again have we?

Anonymous said...

Hee-Haw.

Anonymous said...

Imagine what the outcry would have been if we had sent warplanes and tanks to bomb the bejesus out of a million Dubliners when the IRA were blowing up innocent people here in the 70s and 80s.

Israel really needs to stop behaving like a rogue state.

Theodore Heinkel said...

I don't know what the fuss is all about, didn't see similar over our PM being Brown...