November 15, 2013

An occasion for my "Big Government sounds like a creepy stalker" tag.

Email received just now:

36 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

Plus: another lie.

He doesn't want to talk with me directly.

And this is the truth: I don't want to talk with him directly.

I like writing from my remote outpost in the Midwest.

ddh said...

The President does not want you to get the wrong idea.

David said...

Now if he really called would you refuse to talk to him? Really? Would you put Meade on? Would the two of you double team him? Could be fun. If he didn't hang up.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I think the President of the United States would be able to get ahold of you IF he really wanted to! I can see the Secret Service agents knocking on the door just before his arrival - boy would that be a great post!!!!!

MadisonMan said...

At least he didn't say 'Anne'

Ann Althouse said...

"Now if he really called would you refuse to talk to him? Really? Would you put Meade on?"

It's not possible for anyone to call me on the phone. I don't take calls unless I recognize the caller. He'd probably show on the screen as "blocked" and I wouldn't pick up.

Frankly, I'd be mad if he had access to my number which is unlisted.

I don't have a land line.

Ann Althouse said...

I have a work number, but it always goes to voice mail, which I then get digitally in my email.

Otherwise, I'd get all manner of strange calls from people telling me about their lawsuits, and I don't have malpractice insurance.

Basically, people who are in the know email. Students, for example, email.

Or they talk to me in person.

Phone calls are outré.

Lance said...

Basically, people who are in the know email. Students, for example, email.

But his email says he wants you to call him. And then listen. For probably four hours.

Beorn said...

No one is better at feigned sincerity than Barrack Obama.

Bravo, Mr. President!

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Be sure to meet him in a public place, so he doesn't try anything funny.

jacksonjay said...

Back to Obama, ....

jacksonjay said...

Back to Obama, ....

Rusty said...

Blogger Tyrone Slothrop said...
Be sure to meet him in a public place, so he doesn't try anything funny.



Have Meade video the encounter.

Archie said...

Ann. I don't think he really wants to talk to you. I don't know how to break this gently but it is not for nothing that he is called The Lying Sack of America. Sorry.

rhhardin said...

Goffman, on his lecture on lectures, said that a speaker who says he's tearing up his prepared speech to talk to you directly, has torn up the wrong speech.

rhhardin said...

My phone doesn't ring so he hasn't been able to get my input at all.

Phones are for calling out.

Upside: no junk calls for 20 years.

Clyde said...

I wonder if Obama has borrowed the "creepy Uncle Sam" outfit from that Opt Out group?

LilyBart said...

Phone calls are outré.

I hope not. I'm still calling my clients. Somethings (like negotiations) just cannot be handled via email.





n.n said...

He knows where you live. He knows if you've been bad or good. And everyone said "He" was a myth told to frighten children.

Sorun said...

Phone calls are outré.

Who answers the phone anymore to respond to a poll question about whether they thought Obama was lying. Not you and not me. But who?

Sorun said...

Maybe Obamaphones are programmed to give an electrical shock to those who don't answer the phone for social policy polling questions.

elkh1 said...

What Big Govt. is good at?
Snoop & stalk.

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Lem said...

Speaking of big government, my impression is mine should have been a lot smaller by now.

I mean, weren't sequester like measures taken to see to it?

chrisnavin.com said...

Ann, I'm a little worried about you seeing Obama now this Obamacare thing is going on.

Maybe you should meet him at a party with Meade or some of your friends.

jr565 said...

Ann, I tried catching you after work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to talk to you directly about health care. Then I went to your house because I want to talk to you directly. Why are you nowhere to be found?!
- Barack Obama

Oso Negro said...

Somehow, this remind me of:

If you just pick up the phone, I would tell you that I want to give you nothing but pleasure all through the night. I would take you to a level you have never been to before—not with any man, not even with Darnell.
I will loan you money also, if you need any.


Which is, of course, from the immortal Smoove B Love.

Michael K said...

Ann, were you making any statement on your cellphone about his big ears or any of that ?

Oh Oh

pm317 said...

Watch out.. Oprah will say you are a racist. Every fucking thing goes back to his skin color. He had a privileged life with white 'folks', went to the best of schools and all he could muster in life is political hustling and we are not supposed to point that out.

Fuck you, Oprah.

CWJ said...

pm317,

I'm sympathetic, and there's no good, reasoned comeback to the heart of your comment. But it is what it is.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

So any idea how this is going to work? I'm assuming there will be no interaction with Obama and unscreened participants. But that the event will be rigged to give the impression there are random people selected to talk with Obama. This will be a scripted fake presentation.

Paddy O said...

I think if Obama calls, you actually have to talk to him, otherwise the government can fine you for each missed call or calls that go straight to voice mail.

"Frankly, I'd be mad if he had access to my number which is unlisted."

Ha! Assumptions of privacy are precious in the Age of Obama.

Dr Weevil said...

Paddy O:
She said she'd be mad. She didn't say she'd be surprised. Anger at something entirely unsurprising is sometimes totally justified.

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Old RPM Daddy said...

@jr565:

"Ann, I tried catching you after work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to talk to you directly about health care. Then I went to your house because I want to talk to you directly. Why are you nowhere to be found?!

- Barack Obama"

Sayeth the Perfessor: "My damned office hours are on the syllabus!"

RecChief said...

if course he has access to your phone number