Sunday, September 27, 2009

Let him live it as a blonde

barack blond

If he has only one life to live, let Barack Obama live it as a blonde.

Has there been a bigger disappointment this decade than Barry O?

We're hard pressed to think of one.

As he's continued the Patriot Act, continued illegal spying, continued the illegal war in Iraq, continued imprisoning at Guantanamo Bay and so much more, we honestly lose the OMG response to his actions.

Or we thought we had.

Then came last Friday.

Angered at some of the remarks about his wife who can't dress for s**t, Barack proposed to White House staff that a notice be added to White House photos barring them from being altered or used by anyone but "news outlets" -- which presumably would be determined by Barry O. We are talking about the petty Barack who wouldn't sit down with Fox News and apparently wouldn't allow them the use of a White House photo.

The White House was taken aback by the anger that greeted their move. It was intense and vocal and all the more surprising because most people were unaware of the new policy. For example, we doubt that most reading this right now knew of the policy.

Objections have led the White House to now (at least temporarily) drop the nonsense but, if you missed it, here's what you missed: "This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."

To which we say, F**K YOU.

We hope that's clear.


The tax payers pay for those photos, the tax payers pay for the White House. You ran for president with your wife at your side. You work for us for the next four years and don't you ever forget it.

You do not issue edicts and you do not have any control over public photos paid for by the American people.

It is offensive on so many levels that Barack and his minions at the White House would attempt to impose that policy. It's offensive especially when you grasp that if images weren't allowed to be 'manipulated,' his iconic poster used throughout the campaign never would have come to be.

It's the sort of crap one's learned to expect from The Associated Press but we'll be damned if we take it from the White House which works for us.

Screw that and screw Barack.

It's not the American people's fault that he's married to mannish woman who lacks grace, beauty and taste. Her defaults wouldn't be worth remarking on had she not attempted to present herself as a fashion plate and cover girl. Prior to that, we never commented on her looks or her awful taste in clothes.

For example, we never said a word about this during the run for president.

Michelle and crowd

Nor about this.

Michelle Obama speaks

Michelle has no taste in clothes or any grace. It became an issue when Michelle Obama thought the thing for a 45-year-old woman to do was to act like a twenty-year-old airhead and pose for the cover of Vogue and other magazines twisting her body in weird contortions to look years and years younger. A First Lady can be about many things and there's no reason she has to be about superficial things such as looks. Eleanor Roosevelt was neither a beauty nor a fashion plate. But that's the role Michelle has tried to cast herself in and, therefore, that's the role she'll be critiqued for.

And we'll continue to utilize public photos that our tax dollars paid for as we damn well see fit.

The response to Friday's attempted policy was outrage and very vocal so the White House has walked it back for now. Don't think they've walked it back forever.

It's past time that the American people stopped oohing and aahing over Barack Obama and started holding him accountable. This is a line in the sand because if it's attempted again and Barack gets away with it, so will every other president. The left that rallied its support to a White House parody site a few years back, it better get its collective lazy ass if the White House attempts an another edict about what can and cannot be done to photos in the public domain.
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