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"Nation Doesn’t Know If It Can Take Another Bullshit Speech About Healing"

As usual, The Onion is pitch perfect:

“I honestly don’t know if I’m physically capable of listening to another community leader recite the same unbearable garbage about how it’s time for an open and honest dialogue. I swear to God, if I hear even one goddamn person assert there’s more that unites us than divides us, I will immediately blow my brains out.”

Then again, Obama didn't give that speech. Snippets because the White House transcript seems not to be up yet::

[OBAMA:] We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make

Well, as usual, Obama starts out with lies. First, as we see from Obama granting himself the right to whack US citizens without due process, we are not built on the rule of law, if we ever were. We can also see this in Obama's failure to prosecute big bank CEOs for accounting control fraud.

Second, the decision was not the Grand Jury's to make, and that's exactly the problem with what Prosecuting Attorney McCullough did; he essentially held a trial to determine guilt or innocence, and that without sequestering the jury, or having a prosecutor to present a theory of the case and speak for Mike Brown.

[OBAMA:] To those who think that what happened in Ferguson is an excuse for violence, I do not have any sympathy for that. I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities

Well, drones. Though I suppose it's OK to blow children to pink mist if they're not "in your own community," so maybe I have to give Obama a pass on this.

And:

[OBAMA:] Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk[1]. That's destructive and there's no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts and people should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal acts.

Except for torture, accounting control fraud, and so forth. Or whacking black kids. Notice Obama says "prosecuted." So he buys McCullough's decision.

Have I mentioned lately what an asshole Obama is?

NOTES

[1] Missed this one. The people of Ferguson and, statistically, especially black people, are at risk of police violence every day, because the police and the courts operate as a shakedown system where fines and court fees constitute the largest revenue stream that Ferguson has.

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Submitted by lambert on

Yes, Obama's chilly nervelessness is nothing like an asshole. So, yes, I'll try to be more fair.

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Submitted by nippersdad on

But, I have tried to come up with an alternative and failed miserably. Sometimes there just are no appropriate words with which to frame ones' disgust.

Even when he does well he disgusts. Threatening a veto of the tax bill in the Senate should be a good thing, except he then turns around and nominates yet another bankster to oversee Dodd/Frank and pushes the TTP/TTIP/TSIP horror show. We should be thrilled at his executive actions on climate change regulation, except for his having spent years pushing the "drill here drill now" and "all of the above" platform planks so beloved of the Palinite Republican Party.

The word "Asshole" just seems so very inadequate, but there really is no viable alternative.

Submitted by lambert on

I'm pretty sure "asshole" is at the end of the spectrum, at least of terms of abuse I'd care to use. But maybe not!

Maybe Obama needs his own special word!

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Submitted by nippersdad on

I was kind of shocked by his column. After having been a bot for so very many years, I imagine his present mindset could provide a list of words we dare not use. "Traitor" would prolly be the least offensive of the bunch.

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Submitted by nippersdad on

yet theirs were never the AA voices that one heard. It was always the Palermo's. I really do pity the guy; he was just flat out betrayed.

It was prolly a lot easier for those of us who never had faith to begin with.