Next week, Obama will take on the growing income disparity in his State of the Union address. He will make anyone with money out to be worse than grub worms, worse than month old leftover meatloaf, worse than Miley Cyrus sitting on the back of a Duck Dynasty pickup truck—the RICH will be attacked by the President as the evil dogs that they are:
But—I’m here to say: the rich have their own problems:
Imagine what this poor man is going to go through. Unlike the very rich Obama, he doesn’t HAVE a butler to open every bottle of champagne. What if Obama had to open his own champagne in the White House? What if Obama had popped a cork into the very rare portrait of our first President, the one saved by Dolly Madison from the British, and ruined it? On top of that, most likely he’ll have to pay for this damage out of his own pocket.
If Obama had done that to the portrait of George Washington, WE the taxpayers would pay for it, not him.
Where IS that man’s sympathy for those in his own class?
And what about that poor little rich kid–Justin Biever?
Bieber was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence after police say he drag raced on a Miami Beach street and failed a sobriety test. He was charged with resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired license, according to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department website. During the search, a substance suspected to be Ecstasy or the synthetic drug Molly was found “in plain view of the deputies,” sheriff’s officials said. Bieber’s friend Xavier Dominique Smith, 20 — also known as Lil’ Za — was arrested in connection with the discovery.
He also likes to race his car around the neighborhood and throw eggs at neighbor’s house.Why he didn’t TP like a normal teenager is anybody’s guess, but no doubt, Justin, because he is so famous, couldn’t go to his local store to buy toilet paper for the job. UNLIKE Obama, who gets his toilet paper bought by vast servants. Obama has hundreds of them.) Justin…seems to just have his buddies.
Nobody is going to care when one of the richest men on the planet starts complaining about the rich getting too much money.
After all: He is…one of them…and some would say, even more…evil.
It’s seems to this nobody that the elite friends of the Obama’s, just don’t want to get out in this cold…after all, many of the women can only be seen in designer pumps, and if you are going to a birthday party, you don’t want to have to bear the cold in nothing but nylons, even if those nylons cost $2,000. So, Michelle decided to let Oprah throw her a birthday party in Hawaii. Let them all fly out to her.
This of course will cost the taxpayers the usual million or two before it’s all over, but in order to calm the complaints from the lower rabbles, Michelle has decided to tell everybody to eat before they come: SEE? The taxpayers won’t have to pay for the meals!
But…if anyone gets hungry I’m sure Oprah’s refrigerators are stocked with food. I’m not even sure they are having the party at Oprah’s house, (where she is now) but this nobody really doesn’t care. I find it ironic that the two richest people in America are constantly complaining about the rich. They are living the very life they say should be shared. I don’t see them ‘sharing’ their wealth, do you?
From the White House:
The White House has been sending out save-the-date emails for a Jan. 18 gala dubbed “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert,” sources told the Tribune.
Guests are being told: Wear comfortable shoes, eat before you come and practice your dance moves. Who’s invited and who’ll entertain remain under wraps.
Wear comfortable shoes? Do they plan on walking up to the top of some volcano?
It’s not just the fact that Michelle stayed out for a month long vacation in Hawaii…..it’s that her daughter and her husband will have to fly back to Hawaii for Michelle’s party. How many want to bet that Obama is using Michelle’ birthday as an excuse to go back out and play some more golf?
Does anybody care that President Obama and the First Lady are the quintessence of the elite snobs that they are always complaining about?
The fight in Washington continues, and the Republicans seem to be caving into the lies of the current President, Barack Obama, who has viciously attacked the “tea party” members of the house, if they don’t give into his full demands. Obama blames the tea party for causing the United States to default for the first time in history. Many of us out here in nobody land, cannot believe our ears…
Because if we do default, it will be by Obama ordering the treasury not to pay the bills. (And with Dr. Lew, he has an obeying lap dog.)
Once again the democratic rule: Do the crime, blame the other guy for it.
Would a President do this impeachable act just to further destroy his enemy, the Tea Party? (In case you’re late to this, the Tea Party are the last Americans standing who want Constitutional rule.)
Impeachment is almost impossible now after the Monica Lewinsky debacle. Bill Clinton should have been impeached when he joined up with our giant military manufacturers to give China our technology. He should have been impeached for giving North Korea plutonian. They could have impeached him for lying under oath. Instead, they made the impeachment about sex, god forbid they cut off their own future campaign coffers. And by doing impeachment on such a trivial matter, they put the country through so much negative emotion about the whole process, we will more than likely never see it supported ever again.
Maybe that was the idea.
And so, with each Presidency the office itself has grown stronger, which is what the elite in the circle we call Washington and Wall Street want. it truly is about the rich against the poor—–a one party system, with one strong leader at the top.
I came upon this picture today. It was taken right before then, President George H.W. Bush, was going to send the troops into combat in the first Gulf War. He kept saying it was to save the poor helpless Kuwaitis from that mean neighbor, Saddam Hussein.
He could have told us that we had struck a deal with the Saudi’s to protect them in exchange for bases on their land, but that wouldn’t sell to us nobodies, who they consider to be better off ignorant of all that they do.
What struck me about this picture…is the expression on his face. And the grace of his hand, as if, he is a Napoleon in history, reaching out for eternity saying. “GO…FREE MY PEOPLE!…YOU ARE MY BRAVE AND HONORABLE ARMY FOR GOOD!”
In fact, the Times editor asked Diana Walker, the photographer who took this picture, to explain it.
“It looks like he’s Moses parting the waters.”
Wow. Tie clips. Just what you need when you are about to be shot.
That reminds me of all the universal corporate “honor” Christmas meetings that I’ve been to, where the bigwigs of corporations would hand out plagues for “most sales.” instead of what most people would have preferred; money.
Anyway, Diana Walker, waited all day to get that shot. The President had been surrounded the whole day by Congressmen who wanted THEIR picture taken with the President. (Speaker of the House Thomas Foley is in the bottom left hand corner walking away.)
Diana got more than a tie clip for this picture. She won the World Press Photo competition. And I’m sure the “President” saw to it that she got that reward. No doubt, this is one of his favorite pictures.
It will be interesting to see what will happen in the next few days. If the House Leaders give into the President, we will have a one-party system.
If they don’t give into the President, we will still have a one-party system, with a ‘benevolent’ dictator at the top, who if you are lucky, will excuse you from Obamacare.
The rest of you…will just have to go to into battle without that tie clip.
Nobody Knows just why Obama and the Rino’s are crying out for war with Syria. Everybody that I read is pretty much guessing that it’s all to save Obama from his own big mouth. But Nobody Thinks we should ask the very old but very sensible question: Who benefits? It’s blatantly obvious that the United States citizens, would be hurt. We don’t have the money or the will to fight another senseless war in the Middle East—-but how about our elites?
Nobody Knows and wonders—-what and IF some of our entranced Senators and Presidents get some personal money out of this from…big corporations, or even worse…other countries?
Nobody Knows…how influential big corporations and Saudi money are in calling the shots in Washington D.C. It seems, every politician in Washington is controlled and by big wads of money. P.J. O’Rourke was right when he said we have a Parliament of Whores. Nobody Wonders if we can also add a recent gaggle of Presidential Whores to that great title.
Let’s go back to the first gulf war. Daddy Bush told us we were going over there to protect a defenseless country named Kuwait, and Saddam was a bad guy. Remember, we backed that ‘bad’ guy with chemical weapons, military hardware, and millions of dollars to help those poor tribal lords in Iraq fight Iran. We did the very same thing with bin Laden, in Afghanistan, to help him fight Russia
How did that turn out for us?
Daddy Bush gave our military support to those adorable Sunni sheiks in Saudi Arabia in order to protect them, and their family, and their oil with the FIRST Gulf war. Bush the elder put on a real patriotic display for…making himself look good and protecting the Sheiks. The propaganda was so good…we didn’t mind much, because we still had money.
Then we had Clinton protecting the Muslims in Kosovo in THAT civil war. Remember, there was another ‘bad’ guy…Milosevic. Nobody Knows how necessary that was. Clinton kept away from bin Laden, refused the man nine times, because bin Laden had relatives in the Saudi family. He literally ignored the bombing of the Cole, (We will FIND the criminals who did this!) and the first bombing of the World Trade Center, which was done by the Muslim Brotherhood. Clinton airlifted Bosnian refugees over here because he felt sorry for them. He dropped 80,000 into St. Louis.
After 9.11, Bush Jr. protected the Saudi’s kids and sent out planes to pick up their families here, while everybody else was grounded. Even though almost ALL of the hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, Bush blamed one lone man. bin Laden, and he kept inviting those old Sheiks down to his Texas ranch, where he could give them big kisses.
Obama just has the thugs into the White House.
Who here believes that George W. Bush didn’t know where bin Laden was for ten years…raise your hands.
(Okay. You there. Go back to your granola.)
Obama continued the Saudi King worship with low bows.
Are you starting to see a pattern here? Jeb Bush is about to give Hillary Clinton, the butcher enabler of Benghazi, a metal of honor. Hillary has a Muslim Brotherhood woman as her assistant and she is now the right hand man of Obama.
Tell me, when will the American people get some attention from their Presidents?
All these years, our Presidents have been protecting the Saudi’s family…and we are still doing it. Iran is their biggest enemy. How nice it would be for them if we took out Syria, and then Iran?
You could say that our Presidents are doing this to keep us in oil, but we can easily get oil from other places, including our own country, and yet, we NEVER do. Our Congress AND President make damn sure we stay forever dependent on the Saudi oil.
Nobody knows, if the reason that rich people want the Presidency so badly is that the top politicians have their own very secret, and very lucrative contracts with Saudi Arabia? After all, the Saudi’s and the Muslim Brotherhood are both Wahhabi. It would explain why we have a Muslim sympathize in the White House. The Saudi’s could have told the Rhino’s at the top, that they wanted a Muslim someday, in the Presidency. John McCain could have been in on that deal. After all, he ran to lose, it was almost too obvious.
Are our Presidents and some of our Senators on the payrolls of Saudi Kings?
Because Nobody Knows how John McCain, a decorated war veteran, could say this:
The bloodcurdling cry of “Allahu akbar” is a war cry, and is meant to “strike terror in the hearts of the unbelievers.” You can’t tell me John McCain doesn’t know that.
Nobody Knows if the Boston Mayor Menino who said when a reporter asked him what he’d do with Detroit “I’d blow up the place and start all over.” if John McCain would think it was okay if the Mayor said “Thank GOD!” after he did it? (And wasn’t THAT a racist statement?)
Nobody Knows why the democrats, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore helped get the network Al-Jazeera broadcasted into American homes, while in Egypt, the Muslims’ Brotherhood network has been banned. Al Gore made millions, but what did Hillary get?
Nobody knows why now, Ft. Hood was treated as a work place accident. Nobody Knows why American Tea Party is higher on the FBI list as terrorist than al-Qaeda.
Are our Presidents getting paid in secret by the Saudi’s to keep us at war? After all, a few top men making billions from secret payouts from foreign countries would be very hard to prove, and very easy to hide. Look how long they hid everything else? (NSA( We still don’t know who killed JFK, and never will. Did FDR make a deal that American Presidents would forever more protect the Saudi Family as long as a few key people at the top of our government got big payouts? Could the Saudi Kings have insisted that payout as long as America was kept dependent on their oil?
Nobody knows, but it would sure explain the absolute absurdity of the last four President and their actions. And when you look all around you, it’s the ONLY answer that explains it all.
If you think I’m nuts about this theory, ask yourself: “What have they done for YOU lately?”
By now, everyone has heard about the unprecedented move the Bankers have taken in the EU: they are going into the bank accounts of ordinary people and grabbing money. This actually has been going on over here but under a different name: it was first done by George W. Bush, because what else is a bailout? It’s stealing money from the taxpayers and giving money to the bankers and the rich who are “too big to fail.”
The very fact that the Bankers and the EU do not consider it “stealing” from private property, but just “taxing’ —goes beyond belief. It’s sets a precedent for future leaders all over the world to go into everyone’s bank accounts and take whatever they like.
Nobody Thinks, that a “cashless’ economy…..(debit cards, online banking) ..while seemingly a step forward in not having to lug around dollar bills…is quite a double edge sword. When banks hand over money that is not theirs to give, in order to keep themselves and the rich propped up…then the convenience of having a bank account, goes out the door.
I tell young kids that I talk to, that paying all their bills online to me is very scary. They look at me like I’m nuts. Who doesn’t get those bank statements trying to urge everyone to put EVERYTHING on their credit cards?—Groceries, gas, all your daily needs. They WANT a cashless society.
The people in Cyprus, the ones who can’t even get at their money, are right now in disbelieve: They are wishing they had that hard cash in their own hands, and not in the bank. It’s cold hard theft what the bankers are doing, and even though they admit it, no man or woman in any bank or government will go to jail for it.
And that’s how powerful the wealthy one percent have become. That’s why Joe Biden can run up half a million dollar hotel bill, and nothing is done to him for theft. Because that’s what it is: he is stealing our money.
Sooner or later the people will rebel. And that’s why…they want our guns…because they will be coming after more of our cash, you can bet your grandmother’s shiny penny on it.
If you are a poor British retired soldier, living out your life on the Island of Cyprus, you woke up and found out that the EU, decided it was running out of money, and so, they “taxed” your savings. They just reached inside your pocket like the good elite oligarchs they are, and grabbed what they felt they could.
If you are too late getting to the bank, the banks will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday because, they have a lot of pillaging to do.
Russian citizens account for the majority of the billions of Euros held in Cypriot banks by foreign depositors, and Russian banks are heavily exposed to the island as a favored offshore centre for big business. tired-looking Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, appeared to have lost track of the calendar and wished weary reporters a “happy St Patrick’s Day” a full day early. She made no reference to a deposit levy, talking only of “burden sharing.” Several EU officials blamed Anastasiades for insisting on low contributions from uninsured deposits, hurting his country’s small savers to protect wealthy depositors, many foreigners. Under the new proposal, smaller depositors with up to €100,000 would be taxed at 3%; savers with €100,000 to €500,000 would be taxed at 10%; and those with more than €500,000 at 15%. despite all the promises, your savings are vulnerable to arbitrary confiscation.
But have heart! Those deposits could have been rendered even more worthless when the ECB cuts off its funding to Cypriot banks, a decision which would — through devaluation and insolvency — lead to depositors losing as much as 60% of their money.
Well, it’s the same old song isn’t it? “We must all share the burden.” and “It could have been so much worse.” The elites of the world, who continue to tax and steal money from the rest of us, are basically saying: Hey…we only took off your legs..it could have been worse..we could have KILLED you!
In the meantime, Japan will begin pumping huge amounts of yen into the economy, and our own Federal Reserve is pumping money too.
There seems to be more to it than simply wanting money. It’s the Russians that are going to be hurt the most…because they are sending Naval ships to the region.
Russia is helping Syria, and are sending Navel ships into the area. Simply put… they can’t get into Syria as long as this money stream is flowing through Cyprus. And the reason Cyprus is suffering…is also due to a very expensive explosion in 2011 which cost them billions:
Ruskies have at least 50 billion euros stalled in Cyprus. They have open storage on the base were 98 containers of explosives that had been seized by the United States Navy in 2009 after it intercepted a Cypriot-flagged, Russian owned vessel, the MV Monchegorsk travelling from Iran to Syria in the Red Sea. According to leaked US cables through Wiki Leaks, released in 2011, the US through Hillary Clinton exerted pressure on Cyprus to confiscate the shipment. The ship was escorted to a Cypriot port and the Cyprus Navy was given responsibility for the explosives, which it moved to the Evangelos Florakis a month later. At the time of the incident in 2011, the explosives had apparently been left in the open for over two years. The Cypriot government had declined offers from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States to remove or dispose of the material, having feared an adverse reaction from Syria. The government had instead requested that the UN effect the removal, but claimed that its request had been rejected.
While the average American doesn’t get much news about the EU…we can only imagine how we would feel if we woke up one day…went online, and found out our “savings” had been taxed.
Obama has been looking at a way to “borrow” from our 401K’sand Pensions plans. Could our government be thinking about doing the same thing?
After Obamacare, we’d be foolish not to think so.
Okay…so Joran doesn’t exactly have the slick look of the other internet guru’s. When Tom Beebe (Thanks Tom) sent me an article about this guy last week, I must admit, besides being upset about the “cashless’ society that the internet is taking us, I had not thought much about the other side— but I am now.
So Nobody Asks: Is there a downside to the internet?
Men love to invent…and thank God. For the short time they have been here, they went from clubbing each other with clubs, to threatening each other with the atomic bomb proving that many inventions have a double edge sword. One’s man’s ceiling is another man’s floor, and even Paul Simon would admit that he’d rather be a hammer than a nail.
While the sheer genius of the atomic bomb can be marveled at…the world is now in continuous fear of the next ‘nuclear’ attack, and some of us wish that it had never been invented..and did they REALLY think the future consequences of it through?
And so it is with the new digital technology–like the atomic bomb it is having a downside effect. With all the wonderment that has come with the ease of home computers, there is a man who is pointing out, that it could be the destruction of us all.
And that’s where Jaron Lanier comes in. Jaron was a Silicon Valley digital rock star. He was a pioneer and publicizer of virtual-reality technology (computer-simulated experience. ) and knew all the big guys; Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg, —-Google, Facebook, etc…and he is so upset about what he has created, he is going around the world and warning the rich guys…of what he calls, “digital Maoism.”
Jaron Lanier, calls this “digital Maoism” indicting “internet intellectuals” like Facebook and Google of being “spy agencies.” He wants to subvert the “hive mind,” as the web world’s been called, before it engulfs us all, destroys political discourse, economic stability, the dignity of personhood and leads to “social catastrophe.” Instead of an ever-upward enlightenment, it is just as likely, he argues, that the crowds will devolve into an online lynch mob.
And who could deny this? Remember how excited Obama was about the Arab Spring? Remember how it was declared that the whole thing came about because of FACEBOOK? Without FACEBOOK the riots would not have evolved. But what came of that? While Zuckerberg was taking victory laps with Obama’s plans to get rid of Mubarak, a huge vacuum was created and the Muslim brotherhood jumped into that hole, and took the reigns of power, leaving the ‘useful idiots” staring at their cell phones and wondering what the hell happened.
And Jason sees this as not a good thing. It’s Mob rule…which is what democracy is, and our founders hated it. He explains it as:
“An enabling and foreshadowing of mob rule, not a growth of democracy, but an accretion of tribalism. But it slowly is turning us into a nation of hate-filled trolls. We have economic fear combined with everybody joined together on these instant twitchy social networks which are designed to create mass action. What does it sound like to you? It sounds to me like the prequel to potential social catastrophe.”
And then there’s the economic side, which is much more damaging. Here’s more:
“I’d had a career as a professional musician and what I started to see is that once we made information free, it wasn’t that we consigned all the big stars to the bread lines. They still had mega tour profits. Instead, it was the middle-class people who were consigned to the bread lines. And that was a very large body of people. And all of a sudden there was this weekly ritual, sometimes even daily: ‘Oh, we need to organize a benefit because so and so who’d been a manager of this big studio that closed its doors has cancer and doesn’t have insurance. We need to raise money so he can have his operation.’
And I realized this was a hopeless, stupid design of society and that it was our fault. It really hit on a personal level—this isn’t working. And I think you can draw an analogy to what happened with communism, where at some point you just have to say there’s too much wrong with these experiments. So by taking value off the books, you’re actually shrinking the economy.” whoever has the biggest computer can analyze everyone else to their advantage and concentrate wealth and power. [Meanwhile], it’s shrinking the overall economy. I think it’s the mistake of our age.”
Since Jason is a musician also, he sees the damage here. Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg, they just don’t get it because the ONLY job they ever had was creating the internet. But when you’re a musician you dream of the hit record, and with free downloads…the monetary rewards of original music went out with the proverbial free downloads onto your hard drive.
And not just musicians…the whole print industry has been changed: thousands of newspapers and magazines have shut down. Think of how many journalists have lost their jobs. And SO much misinformation is put on the internet, it’s hard to tell what’s true and what isn’t.
Many of our schools are getting rid of books, and giving the kids IPADS. They have stopped teaching cursive writing…texting will become so big in the future, that future generations will not even know how to make a complete sentence. Already in China, the kids are forgetting how to read, because all they do is text. Not to mention the waste of time everyone spends on their computers.
AND…when everything is online: books, money—- all that you do and say will go to the few people who run the world and who will have the power to completely control every single thing. Jaron is right. Jason even goes so far as to blame the housing crash on the internet:
“The rise of networking has coincided with the loss of the middle class, instead of an expansion in general wealth, which is what should happen. But if you say we’re creating the information economy, except that we’re making information free, then what we’re saying is we’re destroying the economy.”
To my mind a over leveraged unsecured mortgage is exactly the same thing as a pirated music file. It’s somebody’s value that’s been copied many times to give benefit to some distant party. In the case of the music files, it’s to the benefit of an advertising spy like Google [which monetizes your search history], and in the case of the mortgage, it’s to the benefit of a fund manager somewhere. But in both cases all the risk and the cost is radiated out toward ordinary people and the middle classes—and even worse, the overall economy has shrunk in order to make a few people more.”
We read of online bullying leading to teen suicides in the United States and, in China, there are reports of well-organized online virtual lynch mobs forming…digital Maoism.”
You know, too many of us know someone who has been grieviously hurt by the internet. I know a man whose girlfriend got mad at him, and went online to FACEBOOK and told all kinds of horror stories to their whole network of friends, and it even got back to his work. They were lies, and somehow he forgave her, and they made up, but the damage had been done. This is happening to millions daily. There is no recourse in court….in fact the law can’t keep up with it.
And if you think that the powerful people will think twice about hurting society, remember the story of Zuckerberg. When he first invented FACEBOOK as a student, he put up a very demoralizing contest and rated all the women on his campus as “ugly” or “cute” and everyone on campus got to have fun putting down women. Typical liberal. He was old enough to have a moral compass, but he had none.
It was…disgusting….and yet, Zuckerberg was forgiven for such an insidious prank because he was a genius. The question is, when these young, rich, and sometimes very immature boys work with Presidents, you DO have a Maoism. Zuckerberg has moved to China to avoid taxes.
No doubt Zuckerberg thinks he is saving the world, he’s not like Jaron who sees beyond himself. You COULD say that the internet is a young technology..it will work out the bugs in time.
I’m sure they thought the same thing about nuclear warfare. But unlike the atomic bomb…so far, we’ve been kept pretty safe from it..it doesn’t affect our daily lives. But the internet is working it’s magic every single day. Hopefully…Jaron will make the rich elites think: After all…he’s right…we are NOT gadgets….but like the ‘ape': We sure do love them.
It’s a “cliff-hanger” of suspense…If ‘President’ Obama and the Congress don’t make a deal in the next couple of days…I’ll have to sell my old drum set, and my grandfather’s old watch, and Timmy Geither will just have to move to Switzerland. But gee…what’s a President to do? He won the election, booked a 3 week vacation in Hawaii…and now he has to fly back Washington D.C. to “talk” again to the same people who he didn’t want to talk to in the first place.
How unfair is that?
First, we heard he was coming in Wednesday morning. THEN..it got updated to Thursday afternoon. THEN it go moved to more like Thursday night. Michelle wasn’t about to cancel her fun, so, will Obama come here for a Photo-op and go back out to Hawaii?
And how much will that cost us?
Or will he just bring his golf buddies back with him and take Air Force One down to Cancun?
It’s just so annoying to have your vacation interrupted by the Nation’s business. BUT..there IS a solution, and I’m so glad Nobody thought of it. Because it’s not being reported that the Obama’s have bought a house for $40 million dollars in Hawaii. I’m sure they have got a lot to do…especially hiding the fact that they are part of the 1% they keep talking about.
Barack and Michelle have just purchase an estate in close proximity to land owned by the University of Hawaii, where the Obama presidential library and “political center” will be located. The estate is valued at $40 million. There’s a movie theater in the mansion and it already is set up to play ALL of Obama’s speeches over the last 20 years – in a continuous loop. ”It was fun while it lasted”, Miss Marion is quoted by Chicagoans as saying, “but wait until you see the place they’re buying for Michelle and Barack!”
What we need to do, is get Obama…”THE BEAM,” and it’s a steal at $16,000. It walks, it talks, it connects, and it will save the taxpayers BILLIONS…no make that TRILLIONS of dollars. All it will need is one body guard to take it up and down stairs.
Take it from a boss who loves it!
Palo Alto, Calif.–Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleague and roams the office building just like other employees at this company in Silicon Valley. But Goecker isn’t in California, he’s more than 2,300 miles away, working at home in Seymour, Indiana. It’s all made possible by Beam…a mobile video-conferencing machine that he can drive around his company’s offices and workshops in Palo Alto. The five–foot-tall device, topped with a large video screen, gives him a presence that makes him and his colleagues feel like he’s actually there.
Think of the GAS he is saving! Think of all the plane tickets he won’t have to buy! Think of the fact that he can’t touch his secretary in all the right places!
I think the Republicans would LOVE it. They might like talking to a robotic screen so much, all kinds of deals would get done. In fact, I say we send them all one, and let them stay home in their districts, where they might have to actually SEE the damage they are doing to the country.
Or they could ALL move to Hawaii!
Software engineer Josh Faust beams in daily from Hawaii, where he moved to surf, and plans to spend the winter hitting the slopes in Lake Tahoe. He can’t play ping-pong or eat the free, catered lunches in Palo Alto, but he otherwise feels like he’s part of the team.
So, there you go. I think it would work. Beam them in. Let Obama go back to Hawaii and stay there…and you know what? He won’t need Air Force One anymore. Park that gas-guzzling sucker Mr. “President” in D.C.
You would save so much money, that we could expand welfare, and nobody would have to work, ever again. Use it to give free Airplane rides to Hawaii to visit your house!
After all…we paid for it.
While President “I deserve to be reelected” Obama, and his wife “I teach my children Southside Chicago Values” Michelle, are actually in the White House for the next few hours, their daughter Malia is down in Mexico with the rest of the 1% mostly white rich kids who come from all the elite colleges, to party on spring break.
Our own country is not near exotic enough for the sex and beer orgies of the college kids anymore, and since NAFTA is all about free trade, our rich parents now send their kids down to Mexico to party.
Here’s a response from a reader at Glenn Beck’s site:
This is the most absurd thing from the White House and Marie Antoinette wannabe yet. A 13-year-old needs to go on spring break on the taxpayer dime when there are children who are too hungry to go school and people who cannot afford the gas to drive their children to McDonalds. Sorry, my mistake, McDonalds is poison, Mexico – safe haven. This is immoral. What a spoiled little rich brat. I don‘t give a tinker’s dam about her safety that’s a problem for the Marxist in Chief and Marie Antoinette junior. The entitlement mentality is in the genes. What a direct slap in the face to the American people. The rich should pay more taxes right? Let’s decrease the presidential travel budget for the most arrogant unfeeling piece crap God ever put on earth. What a joke these people are and to Mexico of all places. Then again, why not. Fast and furious kingpin Obama and Holter are in bed with the Mexican drug cartel. The mafia princess will be safe.
Nobody SAYS: I love reading other people’s opinion. As you can see, most of America is appalled that any parent would send their daughter to witness a drunken sex orgy, even WITH 25 body guards. (Come on..how much are we paying the whole Mexican police force?)
Not to mention, if anything happens to the President’s daughter, we would have to fork out millions to save her. OR worse, go to war for his mistakes.
Michelle Obama told David Letterman recently that she has passed her Southside Chicago values on to her children. So, we can assume that Southside Chicago values include making sure your daughter experience her budding sexuality in the finest manner: Sex is good. Getting drunk is fun: and it’s your body MAO , so be sure you have contraception, you don’t want to be burdened with a baby at 13.
No, as parents, most of us would agree that Michelle and Barack are not good role models, but as you can see—liberals believe that they are special: they want their children to experience all the life that they possibly can. Want to sit on a snake baby? Okay! Want to sit on an alligator? Okay! Want to go to the dangerous country Mexico and pick up boys! Okay!
Our own state department warns Americans about going to Mexico:
“Crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere. U.S. citizens have fallen victim to TCO activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery.”
UPDATE: AND—a 7.5 earthquake just hit 119 miles north of where Malia is staying.
Good thing Obama told the press to take down the story on his daughter…since we are paying for the trip, Americans would like to know how much fun Malia had screaming while the ground beneath her rocked back and forth. We would like to know if those Southside Chicago values told her how to survive an Earthquake.
I doubt it. But you can be sure that one of the Southside Chicago Values is this:Spend as much of everybody else’s money as you possibly can because someday, their money will be gone.
There are riots on the Berkeley campus, riots in New York, riots in Greece, riots in the Middle East, where may I remind you, it is legal to shoot bullets into the air when you’re happy, and riots because some football coach ignored the sexual predator in his mist because he was too busy being rich and famous and posing for his statue.
I would not for one minute join the union-loving, Marxists, communistic, and brainwashed children of the Clinton Corn on Wall Street right now…BUT…having said that, I have to admit..when you see what the rich buy with their money, it does make you wonder how they got that way,(rich in the first place) since they waste money on stuff that any Nobody could reproduce for them for a few pennies:
1. Andreas Gursky’s “Rhine River” photo was just sold for $4.3 million dollars.
Tell me. Honestly. Would you pay $4.3 million for this picture of some grass? Somebody somewhere has this hanging in his castle, the most boring photograph that was ever taken. A five-year-old would at least have put a swan or a duck in it.
I’m thinking Merkel bought it to make some kind of German statement. She can lend it to Sarkosy and rename it the ‘Seine River’ and he can use it. They plan to hang it in Brussels where they can gaze at it before they go into their European Union fantasy camps.
If I had bought it, I would have put a fishing pole right next to it, for some humor. Maybe the guy who paid money for this “mystery” likes the grass and the river because he had his first joint there. Whatever…But for $4.3 million, I would have expected a lifelong supply of salmon steaks to come with it.
2. John Lennon’s tooth was just bought by a dentist in Canada for $31,000. (and none too soon by the looks of it. )
I hope Yoko pulled out all his other teeth, before she put him away. I can’t wait to see what they get. I bet she could get at least $2 million for the whole set. I’ll donate a few cavities if she needs to spruce them up a bit. I loved John too….it’s the least I could do.
3. Yves Saint Laurent’s (butt-ugly ) Cabas Chye Fringe Colorblock Tote: $2,595.
If you see some lady walking around with this abomination to the memory of horse and buggy rides, I want you to slap her for me.
I’m sorry. There are just too many stupid rich people. And too many ugly purses. I plan to expose everyone of them. Nobody is on a mission to report them all…even the ones at Wal-Mart. Please…it’s torture. Do we really need this many ugly purses on the planet?
Okay, I’m done…I’m taking the night off to take a picture of my bathtub with the soap floating in it. I going to send it to Italy where I know they can appreciate fine art, besides, they like to spend money. I’m tired of playing the lotto. I will name it “Nobody’s River of Soap.”
I might let them show it in the Smithsonian, if they promise to put it next to Obama’s Official White House Portrait. I’m hoping they send it back here because I don’t think the Louvre is ready for it.