Folks, I am taking a little longer to get to this post tonight. Mrs. Field is watching some group called Sugarland on television and she is begging me to come and watch them with her. Not going to happen. Never heard of them, and don't care to. They sound like they are country and western and that ain't my cup of tea. Mrs.. Field, on the other hand, is all over country and western music. Go figure. One day I packed her I-Pod into my gym bag quite by accident and I couldn't listen to two songs on the damn thing. How we lasted this long I will never know.
But anyway, enough of that. I wanted to post about some other things going down in La La Land. It seems that there are posters being plastered all over Los Angeles with a likeness of his O ness to look like Heath Ledger's Joker. The wingnuts think it's funny, (notice some of them already using it on this very site as their avatar) I do not.
Drudge, of course, is pushing it. And I am pretty sure that whoever created these little gems will be featured on FOX NEWS and various conservative talk radio programs and blogs, soon.
Nothing like a little mockery of the Kenyan born president to get a rise out of the troops. Oh field, stop it! What about when you people were making fun of George Bush day and night? What about the late night jokes and all the blogs devoted to ridiculing him? On this very blog you called him the frat boy. What about it field? Care to answer that one? Yes, that's true. After Katrina, and after he led us into an illegal war, people got pretty upset at the frat boy. But I don't remember 100 days into his presidency people plastering posters of him all over a major A-merry-can city and it becoming some kind of rallying point for democrats against him. No, in fact, if I recall correctly, the frat boy had a lot of good will right after 911 in this country. Obama inherited a depression like economy and gets no such good will from the wingnuts while he tries to work things out. It has been one loof (That's a backwards fool for those of you who were wondering about my spelling.) after another from day one. The birthers; the tea party people; the deathers; the he is going to take our guns crowd; the he is a Socialist crowd (we could only wish); the he is a secret black Nationalist crowd. ....get the idea? With George it was ridicule, but it was just that: Ridiculing his incompetence and his policies. Not drumming up silly conspiracies worthy of an Oliver Stone movie.
" Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.'Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,' says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous.''We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama."'
Well Earl, I agree with you, it is mean spirited and potentially dangerous. But you know what? I am not going to call for them to be taken down. (Unless the person putting up the posters is breaking the law or putting them on private property.) I won't give the wingnuts the pleasure of screaming hypocrite. I strongly believe in the First Amendment, and although this is somewhat crass and ignorant (Heath Ledger happens to be dead), I don't think it's like crying fire in a crowded theater. It's more like crying I am a dumb ass wingnut who needs a life.