atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1339: This shirt needs a bit of modification.

It doesn't say enough. If you don't want to click the link just yet, let me tell you what it is: it's a black-and-white US flag with the words "My President is black" above and below it.

First, the flag should be in color. Second, it should say, "Even though I voted for McCain" above the flag and below it, "my President is black" underneath.


Because that's what conservatives do.

Once the guy is in office, while we might oppose his policies, we don't pull out bullshit like "not my president". We respect the office even when we don't respect the man holding it. And if we met the man face-to-face, we would be respectful, say "yes, sir, no sir" and all that.

So: my President[-elect] is black.

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None of this keeps me from thinking Obama's going to be an unmitigated disaster for the US, mind you. And saying so, clearly and distinctly.

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Ann Coulter, God love her, doesn't agree: "For now, we have a new president-elect. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president."

I was thinking this myself, in fact, and was thinking of investing in several "Not MY President!" bumper stickers. But then I thought about it, and realized that the mature thing to do is to do what Republicans always do when they lose--acknowledge the fact and move on.

Instead of, y'know, acting like a spoiled five-year-old who didn't get what he wanted. Which is how the liberals acted for the past eight years.

Ann's piece is a good analysis of why McCain cost us the election, and how Republicans can win elections; and fortunately I know she'll be able to come up with insults for Obama that are so corrosive they'll make chlorine triflouride look like tap water. Insults that are based on the facts and truths of the Obama presidency, not moronic ones like "Chimpy McBushitler".

I always believe in leaving such matters to experts, anyway.

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The Dow lost 486 points yesterday, the largest post-election drop in history. Was this even mentioned anywhere in the newspapers or TV shows?

If McCain had won, it would have been on the front page: MCCAIN WINS, STOCKS TUMBLE or some such.

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I've got the opening theme for Itazura na Kiss stuck in my head.

Aishiteruze Baby--which I downloaded after reading someone's comments on it--is a surprise. The nicest thing is that the main character, Kippei, does not bemoan the fact that he suddenly finds himself having to care for his cousin Yuzuyu, a 5-year-old girl. In fact, he (as of ep 7) has jumped in with both feet and is doing his level best to make sure the girl is as happy as she can be, given the circumstances.

Contrast this with how an American show with the same premise would be. The main character would piss and moan about how much he hated having to take care of a little girl, how much it cramped his lifestyle, how he never got to go have any fun, etc, etc, etc.

While I don't doubt that there will be an ep or two where Kippei ends up in that state, it won't be the foundation for all of the series' drama.

Yuzuyu is cute as a button.

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