63 Questions for an O job…Obama’s Application to a Post in His Administration

Thanks to the NYTimes (that was hard to get out…), we now have an idea of the criteria by which President-Elect Obama will judge applicants for posts in his Administration. Just for fun we took a stab at how he might answer…His answers are still developing…so bear with me here…

 

 

 

 

 

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Hypocrite Bruce…Far from the swamps of Jersey

Far from the swamps of Jersey…Bruce Springsteen has lived in Rumson, NJ since the mid eighties and for the first time in all those years a Democrat ran this year against Republicans in the election for the town council.

…in the history of this upper-crust borough, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, no Democrat has ever been elected mayor. And if any have made it to the council, historian George Moss is unaware of them.  “I don’t think there were any,” says Moss, who served on the governing body from 1944 to 1984.   

Mayor John Ekdahl acknowledged that Steinhorn’s challenge was a noteworthy variation from the recent past, as Republicans have generally had the ballot all to themselves.

“Our party hasn’t been opposed in about 20 years,” Ekdahl says.

From redbankgreen.com

 

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 NYTimes July 20, 1907

So while Springsteen supports the most left wing candidate ever to be elected President, he lives in a town which has been governed (and by many accounts and personal experience – very well governed) by Republicans for its entire 100 year history.   Not only has the town been governed by Republicans, but until this year, for the last 20-25yrs they ran unopposed.  I lived in Rumson from 1997 until a year ago January and not having a choice on the ballot really bothered me…and I was a Republican.  It bothered me so much that even though I voted straight ticket Republican most of the time, when I got to the Mayor and Council portion of the ballot, I left it blank (a weak useless protest, I know).

Perhaps, Bruce feels comfortable in an environment of one-party rule…a situation I fear we may confront in an Obama presidency. (Yes I am afraid we will no longer have free or otherwise elections)  However, I would suggest that while Bruce wants to help the masses rise, racial equality, blah blah blah, he chooses to live in a capitalist oriented (it’s a wall street bedroom community),  sequestered enclave that requires some serious coin as a ticket to entrée.  And by the way, is far from racially integrated to boot:

The racial makeup of the borough (of Rumson) was 97.77% White, 0.24% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.                                                                                                                                              Wikipedia  2000 census

I have been a fan for most of my life, but I can no longer bear to listen to Bruce.

Obama Disses Nancy Reagan

 

Today, with a superscilious smile, President-elect Barack Obama demonstrated the kind of (K)lass we will have to learn to live with over the next 4 yrs. 

Q: Thank you for asking. Here’s my question. I’m wondering what you’re doing to get ready. Have you spoken to any living ex-presidents, what books you might be reading?

Everyone wants to know, what kind of dog are you going to buy for your girls? Have you decided on a private or public school for your daughters?

OBAMA: Let … let me list those off.

In terms of speaking to former presidents, I’ve spoken to all of them that are living. Obviously, President Clinton _ I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances.

In his first press conference as President-elect, Obama took the opportunity to tastelessly insult Nancy Reagan.  Particularly callous, as she recently endured and is still recovering from a severe bone injury similar to that which his beloved Grandmother recently suffered. 

While we expect Mrs. Reagan may have a very thick skin after all these years, we wonder if Ron Reagan Jr will be rethinking his definition of mean-spiritedness as the treatment Sarah Palin has received hits a little closer to home.

Watch here:

Michelle Obama’s Curious Party Dress

The Dress

The Dress

The Manifesto

The Manifesto

The dress bears a striking resemblance to the cover of the Weather Underground’s Communist Manifesto Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, which was written and published in 1974 by William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and other members of the Weather Underground.  Bill Ayers on April 12, 2002:

“I considered myself partly an anarchist then and consider myself partly an anarchist now. I mean I’m as much an anarchist as I am a Marxist…. I’m very open about what I think and nobody here is surprised by what I think.

Is one of those regrets that I took extreme measures against the United States at a time of tremendous crisis? No it is not. I don’t regret that. The people of the world are being exploited and oppressed and militarized by the great imperialist powers, led by the United States. That is the situation today in my view.

And I’m not sorry about anything that I participated
to try to end that war or against that government that was waging that war.”  Bill Ayers

 

Anarcho-Syndicalist Flag

Anarcho-Syndicalist Flag

Anarcho-syndicalism

 

…according to the Syndicalist view, the trade union, the syndicate, is the unified organisation of labour and has for its purpose the defence of the interests of the producers within existing society and the preparing for and the practical carrying out of the reconstruction of social life after the pattern of Socialism.

Rudolf Rocker

Hello world!

It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.

Ayn Rand