May 23, 2011

"I’m Barack Obama, from the Moneygall Obamas."

"And I’ve come home to find the apostrophe that we lost somewhere along the way."

54 comments:

Hagar said...

Shudder.

Original Mike said...

Is it true they couldn't get the limo off the speed bump unitl Michelle got out of the car?

Calypso Facto said...

But I thought he was black?

What do you mean, "only when it suits his purposes"?

MayBee said...

This was a very important trip for Obama to make. Ireland can see we've finally cast aside our aversion to electing men of Irish ancestry.

cassandra lite said...

I'm not sure they call it an apostrophe. My recollection is that it's an "inverted comma". Anyone know? (Other than that, pretty good line.)

MayBee said...

It also makes me feel sorry for his mom, who was the one with Irish blood. Once again she gets tossed aside for Obama's father.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase black Irish.

Anybody have any Pepto-Bismol....?

Chip Ahoy said...

Hahaha, missing apostrophe, that's a good one.

Wahrheit said...

"He held my hand, he drew me close and he kissed me on the cheek,” said an ecstatic Anne Maher, 50, who was wearing a red cap with the words Obama and Moneygall on it. “I’m not going to wash that cheek for a lifetime. And my husband isn’t getting near it either.”

Shudder, shudder and yes, pass the Pepto please.

MayBee said...

It's like Sally Field going to the mall in Soap.

chickenlittle said...

A third memoir due out next spring will be called Going Brogue: An American Life. The book will seek to reconnect POTUS with half of his ancestry.

Michelle is not amused.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

It's not so much the missing apostrophe as it is the missing biography.

How come we know about his Irish ancestry and not his grades or how he paid for his stint at Colombia U.?

So much yet not known.

Pogo said...

I hope he takes up the national pasttime in earnest.

Pogo said...

Rumor has it that Obama and fellow Irishman Bono are each 80 Courics.

galdosiana said...

O'my.

bgates said...

Makes sense.

If there's one thing he has more of than money....

bgates said...

Somehow upon learning that he is part Irish, I am inclined to view him as warmer and more competent.

You have to admit, that's pretty provocative and worthy of deep thought and contemplation. You may not respond to my comment until you have meditated on all of its depth and emanations and shit.

Blue@9 said...

Wait, his name is B'arack?


Has someone checked if he's got a Klingon birth certificate?

edutcher said...

Not since the Kennedys came to call in the early 60s has a phonier Mick soiled the Auld Sod.

I'm sure he is as proud of being sort-of Irish as much as he is sort-of English and sort-of American.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase black Irish.

Smile when you say that.

WV "renut" What Little Zero needs the doctor to do to him every time he has to deal with a woman.

MayBee said...

Obama 2012: The heritage of one great great great grandparent down, 31 to go.

Meade said...

A Disquiet Man

Plot:

Barack is a former President of the United States, a heavyweight politico known as "Trooper Hope'nChange." After throwing the state of Israel under the bus, Barack reisigned, vowing never to engage in politics again. The truth about Barack, however, is known only to one other person in the village, the Church of Ireland minister Rev. Henry Healy Fairplay, a gangly fellow with pronounced ears.

(I'll let Trooper York write the rest.)

Chip S. said...

You have to admit, that's pretty provocative and worthy of deep thought and contemplation.

It is indeed.

I believe that the O'Bamas left Ireland for Kenya because it was time for change--from white potatoes to yams.

That may not be my own idea. I may have picked it up subconsciously while sleeping through a lecture by Noam Chomsky.

Carol_Herman said...

Yeah, he's Irish all right!

And, that bit the other day that it was "Talmudic to Have Faith? Did got get a laugh off when his automobile couldn't make it out of the Embassy's lot?

I know. I know. The lying machine says "he wasn't in the car." It was a decoy. Obama left by floating upwards on his ego. (I bet he hates it when God laughs.)

I can see, though, why PRAVDA would work overtime ... so that the scene ... where the Secret Service gave you "delays" the likes of which was last seen at Dealey Plaza ...

Makes ya wonder ... hasn't our Secret Service learned a thing or two in the intervening years?

Sure. Tragedy the first time. Farce now.

And, the driver of the "low riding car?" He wasn't from da HOOD.

Oh, yeah. Sometimes I get to enjoy da' news reports.

Phil 3:14 said...

And he realized the place was full of
typical Irish people

edutcher said...

Meade said...

A Disquiet Man

Plot:

Barack is a former President of the United States, a heavyweight politico known as "Trooper Hope'nChange." After throwing the state of Israel under the bus, Barack reisigned, vowing never to engage in politics again. The truth about Barack, however, is known only to one other person in the village, the Church of Ireland minister Rev. Henry Healy Fairplay, a gangly fellow with pronounced ears.


Tell the missus that shade come to haunt you in the night belongs to a man named Ford.

Phil 3:14 said...

Barack Obama has always thought of the Irish as being pretty incompetent, but he continues to have warm feelings for them anyway.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Smile when you say that.

Easy....I'm black Irish, should've used a sarcasm tag but I was too busy looking for some Pepto-Bismol.

Mary Beth said...

Does he know that Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are two different places? I realize the Troubles spilled over into other areas but the reference seems out of place to me.

mariner said...

I wonder if the Irish are as gullible as American Democrats?

garage mahal said...

Wow. They sure seem to love Obama in Ireland. 100k came out.

somefeller said...

Wow. They sure seem to love Obama in Ireland. 100k came out.

Shh! Don't ruin the mood!

George said...
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George said...

Hey, now Barry can, for the first time in his adult life, be proud of his country.

Blue@9 said...

"Wow. They sure seem to love Obama in Ireland. 100k came out."

Well, they are in need of cash, and our President is pretty loose with the American wallet, so...

Chip S. said...

They sure seem to love Obama in Ireland.

United by their common feelings toward England, perhaps.

Maguro said...

Nothing validates a liberal American more than being loved by those wonderfully sophisticated, nuanced Europeans.

Sigh. Isn't he dreamy?

miller said...

Oh, lighten up a little. It's a joke.

Browndog said...

Best political analysis I've seen on the subject-

O'Bama? Oh puh-lease!
The Telegraph ^ | 5/23/11 | James Delingpole

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 6:20:41 AM by markomalley

Ah Bejaysus and Begorrah! Oi’ll be swearin’ boi the auld shrine to the Vorgin with the shamrocks growin’ round it next to the hill where Cuchullain slew the Great Leprechaun of Kildare on St Patrick’s Day that Barack Seamus O’Toole Flaherty Joyce O’Bama is the most Irish US president that ever set foot on the Emerald Oisle, so he is, so he is.

Except, when he’s in Africa, of course, when he disappears into the dry ice and re-emerges with a grass skirt and a bone through his nose and declares himself to be Mandingo, Prince of the Bloodline of the Bonga People, Drinker of Cattle Urine, Father of A Thousand Warrior Sons, Keeper of King Solomon’s Mines, Barehanded Slayer of Lions, Undaunted Victim of the Evil Colonial British Empire.

And in the Middle East, where he is Al-Barak Hussein Obama, Protector of the Holy Shrine, Smiter of the Kuffar, Lion of the Desert, Tent-Loving-Aficionado-of-the-Oversweetened-Coffee, Chomper of Sheeps’ Eyeballs, Restorer of the Caliphate.

Etc.

mariner said...

But apparently it's too much to ask that he be American when he's in the United States.

Pogo said...

Zelig Obama.

Mick said...

pure political theatre. He is not One of US. He was born of a foreign father. Obama is NOT one of our own, and not a natural born citizen. Born a Brit, not Legit.

garage mahal said...

I don't know Mick. The Irish seemed really, really jazzed by his visit, judging by the enormous turnout and enthusiasm on display. Yakking it up with the locals, drinking some brews... Obama looks real happy and content these days. You think he may be "finding his groove"?

JAL said...

So. How do black Americans who voted for him like him going back to connect with his Irish roots -- as in his great*great*great grandfather.

I know my great grandfather's name, and have written down some place the village he came from in Scandanavia.

So -- connecting to my roots via my great*great*great grandfather? The point would be . . . . .

Ahhhh. I'm not still working out my identity in front of the world. Or trying to shore up my sagging Irish Catholic democrat base.

He's like an adolescent trying on different roles to see which one fits.

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Lyle said...

Obama's problem in Ireland is that he tis not Catholic.

zbogwan99 said...

When I was a teen my American Legion Manager used to call an all black baseball team opponent Sunned Burned Irishmen. Maybe that's where Pres. Obama got his supposed Irish heritage?

Valentine Smith said...

He's from Burnt Cork.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Gack.

Because liberals are masters of illusory politics.

Hoosier Daddy said...

".....Obama looks real happy and content these days. You think he may be "finding his groove"?..."

He's doin good job running the country into the ground so, yeah, he's found his groove.

J said...

The moor's mother may have had a bit of the blood of Eire in her, but her lad seems like a bit of a Shaleighleigh, begob--but at least it hates the f-ing windsor mob

Peter Ryan said...

Obama drinks his Guiness Stout with pinkie extended - just like me!

POTUS just went up 2 points with me.

I think he's now at 4.5 (out of 100)

Curious George said...
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Curious George said...
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Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
I don't know Mick. The Irish seemed really, really jazzed by his visit, judging by the enormous turnout and enthusiasm on display. Yakking it up with the locals, drinking some brews... Obama looks real happy and content these days. You think he may be "finding his groove"?"

That's just theater, staged for the MSM. Seems like the only Irish "love" for Barry is "to get a shot at him"

http://tinyurl.com/IrishLoveBarry