October 24, 2015

"They’re like Grumpycat... It’s like the Twilight Zone..."

Obama attacks Republicans with pop-culture references.

32 comments:

Nichevo said...

That's because his education was as superficial as yours.

David Begley said...

High cholesterol in a person is a measurement of a historical fact. Global warming is a prediction about the future of a planet. The two things could not be more different.

Rob McLean said...

"They’re like Grumpycat"

This is shocking and unpresidential.

Everybody knows "Grumpy Cat" is two words!

MadisonMan said...

Old people trying to be hip is inevitably embarrassing. His daughters must be cringing.

Mary Beth said...

2013 called, they want their pop-culture reference back.

Terry said...

“Why is it that so many Republican politicians are so down on America?”
Said president oblivious, not recalling his remark that ". . . the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives — you know, that casts a long shadow. And that's still part of our DNA that's passed on."
He went on to demonstrate that people with degrees in the liberal arts know far less about science than they think they know.

dbp said...

Don't quit your day-job Mr. Obama. Oh wait! This is your day-job. Even if worst comes to worst and Mrs. Clinton is the next president, she may be a pathological liar but she is more presidential than this clown.

January 20th 2017 can't come soon enough.

Once written, twice... said...

Run Althouse Hillbillies, RUN!

Anonymous said...

It's morning in America! Ta-Nehisi Coates' next article will consist of the single sentence, "I take it all back."

Anonymous said...

Carried away by high spirits, Obama began singing "Trololololo, lololo, lololo."

MayBee said...

Why does he talk like that? I thought he didn't have any more campaigning to do.

chuck said...

"Say kids, what time is it? It's Howdy Doody time!"

Christy said...

Sounds like the same guy who not-so-surreptitiously but oh-so-repeatedly gave both Hillary and Fly-Over Americans the finger during his first presidential campaign. You're surprised now by his childish behavior?

James Pawlak said...

Not bad for a used care salesman---To elevate his standing in the world.

Michael K said...

The debasement of the culture is proceeding well.

jacksonjay said...

Seems to me that all the "down on America" bullshit comes from lefties and Democrats like Smiley.

Income Inequality
Gender Pay Disparity
Racist Cops
Racist Schools - Clock Boy
Rape Culture
NRA Massacres
Wall Street
South of the Border Angels Living in the Shadows
Big Pharma
Homophobia
Big Christianity

Republicans seem to worry about the solvency, safety and sustainability of America.

Debt
Unsustainable Entitlements
New Unsustainable Entitlements
Unsustainable Immigration
Lost Standing in the World - Weakness
ISIS
Huge workforce at home watching TV

EDH said...

David Begley said...
High cholesterol in a person is a measurement of a historical fact. Global warming is a prediction about the future of a planet. The two things could not be more different.

Not only that, but as far as what "science" previously predicted would cause dangerous cholesterol in a person was substantially wrong.

The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.

The group’s finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a “nutrient of concern” stands in contrast to the committee’s findings five years ago, the last time it convened. During those proceedings, as in previous years, the panel deemed the issue of excess cholesterol in the American diet a public health concern.

The finding follows an evolution of thinking among many nutritionists who now believe that, for healthy adults, eating foods high in cholesterol may not significantly affect the level of cholesterol in the blood or increase the risk of heart disease.



The 8 Stages of Scam

Summed up in RIP: The great cholesterol scam (1955 - 2015) by Barrel Strength

What I have to say here reflects upon the course of this great fallacy. The cholesterol scam bears a strong relationship to the anthropogenic global warming scam.
1) it is propagated by scientists on a non-scientific mission.

2) it is believed because it plausibly explains an observation (increasing global temperature [for a time], increasing heart attacks from smoking in the 1950s and 60s). It taps into large anxieties about too much wealth, too much happiness, in western societies. There must be sin somewhere, and the public is ready to flog itself in the cause of a secularized idea of God, uh, I mean Good.

3) the causal relationship is weaker than first supposed; the research is found to be sloppy, the facts have been fudged, subsequent studies do not fully support the original claims, nevertheless the orthodoxy is promulgated all the more harshly for being doubted.

4) by now, powerful economic and ideological interests have taken hold. They supply an ongoing source of funds and opinion to ensure the perpetuation of the alarm: in the case of cholesterol, the margarine industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the medical establishment, and in the case of AGW, the tribe of bureaucrats and leftists who seek to control markets, whose god of Marxism had failed, and who needed a new god (Gaia) to justify their rule.

5) The skeptics who have patiently argued on the basis of facts that the science of each phenomenon was weak, are ostracized by the opinion establishments of medicine and global warming. Cranks, but the cranks are right and the orthodox priests and Levites are wrong.

6) Eventually, after fifty or sixty years, the subject of discussion just changes. In the case of cholesterol, the evidence gets weaker and weaker, and the problems caused by too much sugar consumption (obesity, diabetes), caused in part by people not eating enough fats and meats, reaches a stage where it can no longer be ignored.

7) the retreat of the orthodoxy is covered by a smokescreen of fresh concerns for some other catastrophe. No admissions of error or apologies for wrecked careers and following bad science are ever issued. Time flows on, bringing neither knowledge nor greater understanding of the role of folly in human affairs.

8) stages 6 and 7 have been reached in the cholesterol cycle; they are beginning in the anthropogenic global warming scam. Fifty years from now, there will still be clanking windmills in the North Sea, but whether they will be still linked to a power grid is less likely, and whether anyone will pay attention is doubtful. The lobbies that keep them there, however, will still exist.

William said...

If I were looking to make an argument about the consensus of scientists in favor of global warming, I would not choose as my paradigm the consensus of nutritionists in their warnings about fatty foods.

pm317 said...

Did Biden chide Obama for hating on the Republicans?

Big Mike said...

It's not the Republicans who've constructed an "alternate reality." There's a reason why a state like West Virginia went from blue to blue only in Appalachia to solid red, and why union workers are voting Republican. The economy is in shambles, and no one in the Democrat party seems to care. Big government doesn't have to be inefficient, but the Obama administration is not an example of an efficient government (except as regards the Obama DOJ's whitewashing official malfeasance).

rehajm said...

When you use your credit card and charge up a storm, things look pretty good for a while.

Curious George said...

"Big Mike said...
Big government doesn't have to be inefficient...."

Yes, it does. Like water is wet.

Big Mike said...

@Curious, shhhhhhh. You'll wake up the trolls.

EMD said...

"Republicans seem to worry about the solvency, safety and sustainability of America."

It'd be nice if they'd do something about it every once in awhile.

jr565 said...

Well Obama's like Mister Magoo, Bert from sesame Street and the guy from the Matrix that sold everybody out.

rehajm said...

Why does he talk like that? I thought he didn't have any more campaigning to do.

His 'signature' legislation is on track for economic collapse a few months into 2017. I think he thinks he's running to try and save that.

Fernandinande said...

“Why is it that so many Republican politicians are so down on America?” Obama said

Who knew that wifey is/was a Republican politician?

"We need to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation."

"For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback."

Anonymous said...

Dear Leader's America is in its twilight, its people are zoned out.

n.n said...

Grumpy is an understatement. Obama's pro-choice cult leaves a lot of people unhappy and dead.

averagejoe said...

My president is a teenage girl.

eric said...

It's only bad when Trump insults people like this.

BN said...

"Republicans seem to worry about the solvency, safety and sustainability of America."

Obama: "What, me worry?" [Insert Barack E. Neuman photo shop here]