Archive for the ‘humor’ Category

Obama Shares Lighter Moment With Washington Elite; Kids Swearing Chief Emanuel

February 1, 2009

President Obama joked, “For Rahm [Emanuel, the White House Chief of Staff], every day is a swearing-in ceremony.”

That joke referred to the preident’s second swearing in ceremony and Emanuael’s notorious swearing on a daily basis.

“Every week the guy takes a little time away to give back to the community. Just last week he was at a local school, teaching profanity to poor children,” according to Obama. Excerpts of Obama’s remarks were released by the White House.

President Obama attened the Alfalfa Club dinner last night in Washington DC.

The Alfalfa Club was started by four Southerners in Washington’s Willard Hotel in 1913. Its sole purpose was an annual night out for the boys, and it took its name from a thirsty plant that sends its roots deep down looking for liquid refreshment.

Read about the dinner from CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITIC
S/02/01/alfalfa.obama/index.html

Associated Press:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090
201/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_alfalfa_4

Read some history on the Williard Hotel:
Willard Hotel’s Historic Civil War Role

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior ... 
Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior to the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington, January 20, 2009.(Jim Young – UNITED STATES/Reuters)

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NBC Rejects Obama Super Bowl Ad and Sexy PETA Veggie Pitch

January 30, 2009

A popular pro-life video portraying President Obama as an unborn child has been rejected by NBC-TV as an ad during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

By JUlia Duin
The Washington Times

“Imagine Spot 1,” a YouTube video that has amassed more than 700,000 hits since its Jan. 2O premiere on Black Entertainment Television, was submitted earlier this week to NBC by Fidelis, a Chicago-based Catholic organization. Its subsidiary, CatholicVote.org, runs the 30-second spot on its Web site.

Brian Burch, president of Fidelis, said NBC originally responded with a proposal for a package including ads on NBC-owned or operated stations in the country’s top 10 markets plus an additional four cities for a price tag of $1.5 million to $1.8 million. The immensely popular football game is known for the unusual and trendy kinds of ads it attracts.

“We put out the call to our members and large pro-life benefactors who told us they would put up significant dollars to make this happen,” Mr. Burch said. “I was told the ad was approved and then there were a number of attorneys working on it. Then I was told they didn’t want to run political or advocacy ads.”

Read the rest:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2
009/jan/30/nbc-rejects-pro-life-ad-feat
uring-obama/

Video:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?
fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87440

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NBC Says No to PETS Veggie Super Bowl Ad

By GINA DINUNNO
TV GUIDE

PETA loves promoting their animal-friendly campaigns with smokin’ hot, half-naked chicks, but it turns out NBC isn’t a fan. For a proposed Super Bowl commercial touting vegetarianism, the animal rights group went the scandalous route, featuring women in lingerie doing provocative things with veggies. NBC requested PETA cut the woman “rubbing pelvic region with pumpkin” and the one “screwing herself with the broccoli.” PETA decided to keep their ad and not air it — but still get lots of online attention from people wanting to see the ad too hot for NBC. Well played, PETA.

Video:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/tvguide
/398006_tvgif29.html?source=rss

Wave To Obama Costs a Man His Job

January 28, 2009

After an Ohio man was een on TV waving to President Obama during the inauguration parade, he was suspended which created a local TV news furor.

Now he has resigned because the attention was too intense.

Good thing the man didn’t give the President the finger.  The Secret Service would have him in Gitmo.

Free expression run amok?

Related:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/0
1/27/inauguration.drum.major/in
dex.html

Obama Reaches Out to Muslims, Republicans “Neither are All Terrorists”

January 27, 2009

In a clear effort to show the world that there is a difference between terrorists and Muslims and Republicans, President Obama is on a media blitz that is not to be out done by Rod Blagojevich.

“I have Muslims in my family.  Maybe even a Republican….”

 

O.K., don’t take this TOO seriously, but seriously enough.

The White House proudly discussed the President’s “outreach” to Al-Arabiya satellite television network.  The effort is meant to show Muslims that America knows not all are terrorists and America embraces Muslims just like other peoples from around the globe.

Almost in the same breath, White House media advisors said the president would be “reaching out” to Republicans on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

A friend at the staunchly Republican Heritage Foundation told us, “Well, we are pleased the President realizes we are not all terrorists…”

President Obama’s outreach to both Republics and and Muslims are serious efforts though not tied into one program.

“We know Republicans are not bad people,” a White House friend said.

When the president visits the capitol today he’ll meet separately with House and Senate Republicans.  Democrats will not be allowed in those meetings.

The White House said the president is seeking Republican input and urging bipartisanship.

Related:
Obama Ramps Up Bipartisan Efforts; Goes To Capitol Hill Tuesday

 Obama: Muslims not America’s enemy, “I have Muslim members of my family”

Missing from Congress’ stimulus negotiations: transparency

 Stimulus Proves Obama (And The NYT) Have No Idea What “Bipartisanship” Means; Or Could Care Less

People Really Do Hate Republicans:
http://suzieqq.wordpress.com/2009/
02/15/do-people-really-hate-republi
cans-in-congress/

French Beauty Aid is Fermented Glob: “Magique Fromage” Earns Promoter Arrest

January 20, 2009

Many women and even some men will try just about anything to become more beautiful.

But a fermented glop pushed by a French marketeer is being called   “Magique Fromage” (Magic Cheese) after investigators found absolutely no medicinal value in the slime.

Even as an ingredient for expensive moisturizers and shampoos, the smelly slime is just worthless  “Magique Fromage.”

But it could be good on crackers and with a light Bordeaux…..

 

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PARIS (Reuters) – France is investigating what it says is a scam mounted by a French woman who sold thousands of Chileans kits to make “magic cheese” for French beauty products, an official said on Tuesday.

Gilberte Van Erpe, who was arrested and placed under investigation in France last year, is suspected of setting up a vast pyramid scheme, telling buyers the fermented mass produced by the kits could be sold to cosmetics companies in France.

A French investigator, examining magistrate Sylvie Gagnard, will fly to Chile to register the lawsuits of thousands of people who claim they were victimized, said Isabelle Montagne, a spokeswoman for the public prosecutor‘s office.

“We call it the ‘case of the magic cheese’,” Montagne said.

“She swindled people, she abused their trust to make them believe that she could commercialize that material.”

Van Erpe, who is under custody in France and accused of fraud and money laundering, could not be reached for comment.

The spokeswoman said three other people also were arrested last year and placed under investigation for their role in the suspected fraud, conducted through a company called Fermex.

Media have reported that Van Erpe ran a similar scheme in Peru in 2003 to 2004 and then moved on to operate in Chile from 2004 to 2006.

Claiming that the fermented substance was all the rage in Paris as an ingredient for expensive moisturizers and shampoos, Van Erpe charged clients some 300 euros ($389) for the kits, which had a market value of about 3 euros, media said.

However, the product never made it to French cosmetics labs and most investors lost their money, the spokeswoman said.

Le Parisien newspaper said Van Erpe made about 30 million euros from her activities. It also said 5,000 Peruvians and 4,500 Chileans had filed lawsuits, but Montagne was unable to confirm that figure.

(Editing by Michael Roddy)

A feta cheese merchant slices a piece of feta in this file photo, ... 
Could it be magic? 

Escaped Brit Beaver: Gnawing Dilemma; Sexual Allure May Get IT!

December 30, 2008

The beaver weighs 40kg – about six stones, and was brought to the UK five years ago from Bavaria, in Germany.

He lives on a vegetarian diet of reeds, bark and leaves and seldom strays less than 50 metres from water.

There's a gnawing problem in the British countryside -- ... 
There’s a gnawing problem in the British countryside — a giant beaver on the loose, wreaking havoc in southwest England. The six-stone (84-pound, 38-kilogramme) animal escaped from the Upcott Grange Farm in the county of Devon back in October, along with two females who were recovered soon after from a nearby lake.(AFP/HO/File)

It is described as docile and “family-orientated” despite being able to fell trees with its sharp teeth.

Beavers were hunted to extinction in England hundreds of years ago but this creature has gone on the run from a farm in the west country.

From The Telegraph (UK)

Escaped beaver leaves trail of felled trees

One of the trees in the trail which has been felled by a runaway beaver in Gunnislake, Devon Photo: SWNS

Conservationist Derek Gow, the owner of the unnamed beaver, said: “It is one of those things that happen.

“It’s not anything that anyone intended to happen. It’s not something anyone wanted to happen, but it has happened,” he said.

Mr Gow is a keen advocate of reintroducing beavers into the English countryside after they were hunted to extinction for their fur in the 13th century.

Read the rest:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howab
outthat/4029240/Escaped-beaver-leaves-tr
ail-of-felled-trees.html

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From AFP
“We’ve got traps being made up at the moment.

“Using the scent from one of the female beavers, we’ll be able to catch the male beaver fairly quickly.”

The furry escapee and his trail of destruction were widely covered in Wednesday’s national newspapers.

Gow suspects the electric fence surrounding his beaver pen failed during a flood.

“We’ve checked the fence, we can’t find any holes at all. We can’t think of any other way they might have got out.”

Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081231/w
l_uk_afp/britainanimalsoffbeat;_ylt=At2O
cFEFbsPkPYdo0RdvNT5vaA8F

Obama Didn’t Need Rick Warren for Prayer; Others Abound

December 19, 2008

We are told here at Peace and Freedom that the President-elect considered a broad spectrum of pastors to come to Washington to assist in the invocation of God at the inauguration in January….

The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Caroline Kennedy have lunch ... 
The Reverend Al Sharpton, left, and Caroline Kennedy have lunch at famed soul food restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem, New York, Thursday Dec. 18, 2008.  Sharpton was not available in January because he’ll be praying for his own shot in the Senate and commenting on the Obama presidency on TV…

U. S Rep. Bobby Rush speaks after Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ... 
None of thse guys has a prayer….U. S Rep. Bobby Rush speaks after Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announces his choice of former Ill. Attorney General Roland Burris, right, to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 in Chicago.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Supporters say that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is misunderstood.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Said “God damn America”
during church sermon. Probably not right for an
inauguration….Obama was a member of  Wright’s
church and contributed money for some 20 years….
But Wright is now wrong for Obama….

Jessejackson.jpg
Jesse Jackson is not available this January because he is having his scowl surgically removed.  He also said he wanted to “cut off Obama’s balls” which didn’t help his chances….

President-elect Barack Obama gestures during a news conference ... 
President-elect Barack Obama lists his many
possible pastors….

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with Pastor Marshall ... 
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with Pastor Marshall Hatch of the New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church as he arrives at his home with Pastor Ira Acree, right, of the Greater St. John Bible Church, and the Rev. Steve Jones, president of the Baptist pastor’s conference, Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in Chicago.  Most of the pastors from Illinois are busy this month and next….


Rahm says there are still some guys available for the “God Gig”….

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., pauses during his remarks at ... 
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., pauses during his remarks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.  Little Jesse said he was not available…. and really pissed off….

The Pope and all Catholic pastors declined
and said they’d be doing  “ministry to
little boys”…..

John McCain
This guy said he’s praying for rain…..

John Kerry
This guy said “this whole deal is a nightmare”….


She’s trying to pray her way out of the “the single greatest love story” fraud…. Photo: Getty Images 

RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2008  A performer rests during a religious ... 
A performer rests during a religious carnival marking Ashura on day eight of Muslim holy month of Moharram in Sede, near of the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 17, 2008. Ashura, a 10-day-long event commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Iman Hussein in battle 1,300 years ago. Most Muslim Holy Men are busy this next January. ….REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

President-elect Obama’s statement:

Let me start by talking about my own views. I think that it is no secret that I am a fierce advocate for equality for gay and lesbian Americans. It is something that I have been consistent on and something that I intend to continue to be consistent on during my presidency. What I’ve also said is that it is important for America to come together, even though we may have disagreements on certain social issues, and I would note that a couple of years ago, I was invited to Rick Warren’s church to speak despite his awareness that I held views that were entirely contrary to his when it came to gay and lesbian rights, when it came to issues like abortion. Nevertheless I had an opportunity to speak, and that dialogue I think is part of what my campaign’s been all about, that we’re not going to agree on every single issue, but what we have to do is to be able to create an atmosphere where we can disagree without being disagreeable, and then focus on those things that we hold in common as Americans.

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The Gettysburg address was about this short, covered a lot more ground and had more clarity…..

Abraham Lincoln
Not available….

Related:
What Church for Obama?

St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House