February 6, 2009

"But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked."

Bob Dylan sang that long before anybody thought about where they would rank in a Google search.

Now, here comes Forbes.com with an item titled "Obama's 'Naked' Moment." When have we got a clever title and when is it a cheap traffic grab?

So which of Obama's many moments counts as his "naked" moment? If naked is the metaphor, it seems to me that we've had nothing but naked. It's a veritable nudist presidency.


Crimso said...

"So which of Obama's many moments counts as his "naked" moment?"

I seriously fear the worst is yet to come. By far.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been here in a while. Have we seen the woe-is-Althouse for voting for this poser yet?

If it's any consolation, Althouse, I'm glad we didn't get McCain. Still. For now.

ricpic said...

Obama's man boobs are a dead giveaway that there's a fat man inside that thin man, raring to BUST* out.

*The Doctor Will See You Now from The Sunshine Boys has me in its grip.

Hey, if rh can be incoherent so can I.

Anonymous said...

P.S. Smart of you to cash in on the "cheap traffic grab."

traditionalguy said...

Does the Professor hint that our President has no clothes on.

Wince said...

Palin in 2012!

Ann Althouse said...

"P.S. Smart of you to cash in on the "cheap traffic grab.""

Takes one to know one!

But putting the name in the title with naked is the biggest grab. Forbes did it and I did not.

traditionalguy said...

Please run for the Supreme Court open seat. We need your point of view to liven up the lagal profession. We are stuck in reasoning from precedent. We need Vision in the only branch of government assigned to rule over the Hard Issues while Congress just runs a national Lottery a la Madoff.

Bissage said...

What bothers me the most about a naked Obama is how many people are out to eat his lunch.

XWL said...

An actual naked picture of Obama would just about melt the internet.

But would pale to the internet melting capability of a full frontal Scarlett Johannson.

A full frontal Scarlett in the same photo as a full frontal Barack Obama (hey they were text buddies for awhile), would cause the intertubes to burst from the traffic.

Anonymous said...

We are stuck in reasoning from precedent.

Only the best governmental innovation ever. Ever. Ever.

Careful what you wish for.

Palladian said...

It was like being naked
If you became naked

Roberto said...

The Deal:

Total Reductions: $80 billion


Head Start Education for the Disadvantaged School improvement Child Nutrition Firefighters Transportation Security Administration Coast Guard Prisons COPS Hiring Violence Against Women NASA NSF Western Area Power Administration CDC Food Stamps

Reductions: Public Transit $3.4 billion School Construction $60 billion

Roberto said...

traditionalguy said..."Please run for the Supreme Court open seat."

Gee, there's an election?

Roberto said...

EDH said..."Palin in 2012!"


Maxine Weiss said...

Wow, someone on Twitter just made Althouse an offer to buy this blog ! Didn't know it was for sale.

There is a website that appraises blogs.

A blog is not a physical product, so not sure how you'd properly assess the monetary value.

Or, perhaps Althouse does consider herself to be in the manufacturing sector and providing a tangible service that one could put a price on ? No doubt.

Palladian said...

"Wow, someone on Twitter just made Althouse an offer to buy this blog ! Didn't know it was for sale."

Well between the continued presence of you and "Michael", the price has dropped significantly. Who would want to buy a property that had such a noisome infestation?

Anonymous said...

Hey, we're both starving.
When do we eat?

You have worn out your welcome, sir!

Is that so? Who made you Pope
of this dump?

Althouse...a "dump"?

Well, I'll guarantee you'll never be a member here!

Are you kidding? You think I'd join this crummy snobatorium? The only reason I'm hereis maybe I'll buy it!

Buy Althouse! You...?

blake said...

Haven't we done the "buy this blog" thing before?

I don't think the offers were tempting enough.

Besides, what kind of idiot would buy the blog, if it meant Althouse would then go and do her thing somewhere else (which I think would be likely)?

rhhardin said...

The hidden message of ``The Emperor's New Clothes'' is that the truth is hidden.

Anonymous said...

Rh -- The porn version -- The Emperor's New Hoes is much better.

Trooper York said...

RH only likes poultry porn.

His favorite is "Finger Licking Good, Colonel Sanders Builds his Whorehouse" and Vanessa Del Rio in "Chicken Lips, Lips, Lips."

Meade said...

I'm looking for a new hoe for the new gardening season.

Anonymous said...

Meade -- That was a good one, too. Lots of mud scenes.

BJM said...

Some things never change.

Johny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
God knows when
But you're doin' it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin' for a new friend
The man in the coon-skip cap
In the big pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten.

Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin' that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone's tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May
Orders from the DA
Look out kid
Don't matter what you did
Walk on your tip toes
Don't try, 'No Doz'
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows.

Get sick, get well
Hang around an ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
Try hard, get barred
Get back, write Braille
Get jailed, jump bail Join the army, if you failed
Look out kid
You're gonna get hit
But users, cheaters
Six-time losers
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin' for a new fool
Don't follow leaders
Watch the parkin' meters.

Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don't wanna be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles.

Meade said...

"'Cause the vandals took the handles. "

Speaking of handles, I'm telling you, if I could just find a heavy duty hoe with one good 54" ash handle, I'd be a happy man. After that, all I'd need would be a weather man (or a weather woman, it doesn't make any difference to me) to tell me from which direction the next tornado is coming.

Host with the Most said...

Supporting the nudity of the President, the New York Times makes a play for most idiotic editorial of the year.

Money quote (the Times editors are so stupid they don't even get the irony):

We’re happy to see President Obama getting tough with Congressional Republicans who are trying to sabotage the stimulus and recovery bill and bring even greater ruin on the economy. Since Mr. Obama campaigned on the promise of bipartisanship, we hope he will also bring his hammer down on shortsighted Democrats who are threatening their own brand of havoc.

"Don't be debating this bill! The American people don't care about or understand this bill? Do it Obama's way, or you're not bipartisan! And, and, and, YOU lost. So there! Neener, Neener!"

It doesn't get anymore stupid than that!!!!

Chip Ahoy said...

The only thing I ever knew about Etta James was the she is a "gimme" in a crossword puzzle. But now I know what she looks like, and what she sounds like too. Astounding. Just as soon as I get all this new knowledge I simultaneously forfeit my appreciation for her by her copping out on her excellent rave about Beyonce singing her signature song at the inaugural, and presumably, herself not being invited to do it. Why back off? She made the jape about the ears and everybody applauded. She said he wasn't her president and I felt a new appreciation for her stance. And then the very next day she says she didn't mean it when it sure sounded like she meant it when she said it. What's she worried about, not being invited to the White House or something? She gives me the glee, then the next day squelches it.

amba said...

Advertising signs that con you
Into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you.

Oh my Lord.

bearbee said...

Link to HR 1 a/k/a/
Porky Pig bill sent to the Senate. A mere 647 pages.


—The President and the heads of

Federal departments and agencies

shall manage and expend the funds

made available in this Act so as

to achieve the purposes

specified in subsection (a),

including commencing expenditures

and activities as quickly as

possible consistent

with prudent ***snicker***


Ann Althouse said...

"Advertising signs that con you
Into thinking you're the one..."

Oh, so that's how Obama got the idea he was The One? It was those damned advertising signs.

bearbee said...

CBO overview of Porky called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Other than size how is it different from the typical Federal porky spending bill?

BJM said...

Look out kid, they're doin'it again.

bearbee said...

Next week TARP2 or Son of TARP at $1 trillion?

M. Simon said...

New Dissed Presidency.