I don’t think this is very funny and you shouldn’t think it’s funny, either

There is  a picture I found on the web that is so awful I hesitate to show it here but feel I must in the interest of journalistic integrity.  Someone sent it to me after seeing it on one of the Chan forums.

As you may have read, the people of Jakarta, Indonesia erected a statue last month commemorate Barry Sotero, who grew up to be President Barack Obama.  Click here for an article about this wonderful outpouring of love and admiration by the Indonesian people.  Now a month later, there is a petition to have it removed, probably started by some Indonesian teabaggers.  This made me sad that Indonesia would turn it’s back on one of its former citizens this way and I hope this won’t happen to the statue to Obama in Kenya.

Getting back to the point of today’s post, the picture that is so offensive to me and any other right thinking person, is of the statue converted to a lawn jockey in an obvious racial slur since lawn jockeys are a racist holdover from a time not that long ago when African Americans earned their living holding the reins of horses on white people’s lawns.

Here it is.  You decide whether it is racist or not.  I find it hard to believe that this was ever on Yahoo News and have to believe it is photoshopped.  Of course, you realize that if you don’t think this is racist, you are definitely a racist.


President Suit, a vile so-called “conservative web comic” by a sad pathetic teabagger

President Suit, Savior of the World, is a weekly webcomic by an anonymous teabagger (or teabaggers).  It is featured on two right-wing web sites patrioticmobster.wordpress.com and presidentsuit.na710n.com and touts itself as intentionally offensive political satire.  Well, I want to go on the record as saying how much I hate it and why!

Someone brought President Suit to my attention a few days ago and I spent some time reading through months of vile, stomach-churning attacks against President Obama and other Liberal politicians.  Of course, President Obama is never mentioned by name but he is represented by an empty blue suit and each week’s webisode carries the subtitle “The Continuing Story of the First Empty Suit Elected President of the USA.  It’s patently obvious that the writers are calling our President an empty suit.  That in itself offends me deeply, but it is their vicious attacks against the late Senator Kennedy that made me very mad!

There are a half dozen or so comics about the late Theodore “Ted” Kennedy, the Lion of the Senate, beginning within a week of his death last year.  In the comics, Senator Kennedy is featured as coming back from the grave like the ghost of Hamlet’s father to have a conversation with the President.  While he is talking with the President, however, his shade is being tortured by the floating forms of aborted fetuses wielding cocktail forks instead of the more traditional pitchforks.  He also says that he is being kept in the afterlife in a submerged Oldsmobile.  It is the obvious intention of the writers of President Suit to imply that Senator Kennedy, a man who did more for human rights and many other causes than any one person in the Senate, was spending the afterlife in Hell for his stand on a woman’s right to choose and for his alleged youthful indiscretion with a campaign worker, Mary Jo Kopechne, who died in an accident in which the car she was traveling in became submerged.  The most recent comic about Senator Kennedy was last week in which Patrick Kennedy was seen talking on the phone to the Senator in Hell.

There is simply no excuse for making a mockery of a great man like Senator Ted Kennedy.  There are some things that should be put beyond the pale of the Constitutional right to free speech.  A few minor indiscretions in his youth are far outweighed by the vast good he did in his life and I shudder to think what America would be today without the influence of Senator Kennedy.

President Suit, Savior of the World, sums up all that is wrong with the Tea Party movement and with the so-called “Conservative Revolution” that the Sean Hannity’s and Rush Limbaugh’s of the world espouse.  President Suit mocks the Liberal ideals that will mean a better future for America, a future in which we will rally behind President Obama and his appointees and link arms to forge a mighty collective movement.

Liberals should keep their eyes on President Suit and other comics of its ilk.  It can teach us a lot about the ignorance and arrogance we must defeat to make America a better country.  I also urge you to write to your local newspapers to warn them not to carry this vile comic should it become syndicated.

Okay, ya caught me! Big deal!

After weeks of having my love letters to Obama published all over the world,  someone at the Cleveland Plain Dealer figured out that forty-seven newspapers all published identical letters from someone named Ellie Light, each one claiming that she lived locally.

Heck, I was even published in Thailand!  Can you believe it?  The Thailanders actually thought someone named Ellie Light lived in Thailand!

Of course, Ellie Light is not my real name.  Wouldn’t you just love to know what that is.  Some people have guessed at it, but no one so far is even close.

Seriously, I started this blog to push back at the people writing these pointless and irrelevant articles.  Let’s put this in perspective.  This past week, we lost Teddy Kennedy’ seat to the teabaggers and there was an earthquake in Haiti.  These devastating events are certainly more important than some letters I wrote as a “concern troll” project.

Move on, pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain.  You think I’m the first woman to use a fake name in a newspaper?  You think Miss Manners is her real name?  How about Heloise?  If it was the same woman giving Helpful Hints since 1930-something, she’d be what, a hundred and twenty years old?

When you get right down to it, the President doesn’t even use his real name.  He was Barry Soetero when he was being raised in Indonesia on rice and Islam, but nobody ever asks him why he’s using a fake name.  Because people don’t care and it’s not news.

In fact, anything bad about Barry is not news.  Only the wonderful things he might do if he ever gets around to them are news.  Anyone who disagrees with him is a straight-up racist and you can take that to the bank, though not to one of the banks Barry’s taking over next week because the fees will kill you.

Well, I’ve got to get back to my concern troll project.  Look for my letters in Chinese and Hindi next week, yeah I live in Beijing and Mumbai, too.  Wink wink!