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What a sorry state Washington has become

Cover of "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts ...

Cover via Amazon

From the all-white halls of GOP-land to the race card from both sides of the aisle I am so glad not to be in DC.  It’s pitiful how no one can see the fiscal writing on the walls of the men’s restrooms.  DC has become a playground for those who fill their coffers with money they did not earn and from ill-gotten goods.  That is the problem.  Men like Obama go to DC with a few bucks in their pockets and leave with a trough full of special interest monies.

I am listening to the pablum that is The Audacity of Hope.  My God it is filled with platitudes and junk polisci enough to make anyone realize that Obama was an empty suit from the getgo.  I mean they don’t come any emptier.  Wait, not empty but full of daddy Mau Mau and mother atheist and worshipping the gods of the forest and all the different religions she introduced him to without getting grounded in any one. 

Like Obama’s mother I too am a trained anthropologist but my kids got grounded in religion and christianity and not atheism. 

Trump offers 5 Million to Obama for college transcripts

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Donald Trump announced today that he would pay to any charity of Obama‘s choice 5 million if he would release his passport app and his college records from Columbia because he wants to know more about BHO. 

I learned a lot about Daddy Obama who was a drunkard and a wife beater and a huge communist egomaniac. 

I bet Obama won’t bite this bait.

Why that debate muted

The last two debates may have well been on MUTE.  Not only did we learn nothing about know nothing Biden who just gesticulated and acted a clown and laughed at the American people but he also lied and said nothing of substance. 

Unfortunately we don’t have a record of Robert Kennedy in debate mode because he famously refused to debate the other dem contenders until just days before he died he changed his mind but it was too late then.

Official portrait of Vice President of the Uni...

Official portrait of Vice President of the United States . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) boring buffoon Biden

Even the SNL parodies were stupid.  They weren’t even funny did you notice that? I mean Biden is a big boring buffoon. 

Will Tuesday’s debate be any better or will we be treated to more muted malarkey?

Poor Ryan.  The last time someone trotted out JFK‘s name that party is the one that lost ala Sen. Benson who famously told Qualye he was no JFK.  Good zinger but not a winner.

Then there was that first debate with an absent Obama and a highly present Mitt.  Again you could have watched on muted because nothing evolved, mutated or shaped into anything of substance.  If it’s style over substance you want then watch some of the old classic debates or provide your own soundtrack LOL. 

The next presidential debate is tomorrow.  I was out of this weekend, reeling from an earache and my Minere’s disease and the fact that my cable was down because the tree trimmers did something in the alley to jeopardize it.  But I am back. My freakin ear still hurts but I lost four pounds over the weekend from not eating and throwing up. 

More later

Obama will “go back to cruel” on the next debate

My new pun “back to cruel” is how I describe what might be Obama’s weak attempt to get back on top of his campaign and win a second term–NOT. 

Just guessing that he will have to get cruel in order to stem the tide of fleeing undecideds or independents who can be SWAYED by a few well-placed words that ain’t coming out of Obama’s mouth no less.

It seems to me that Obama is retooling after being called out by every pol on the planet to say that his debate “nice” style sucked.  He was on the Tom Joyner show this morning lying through his teeth so that “ears later” he won’t still be talking about how this first debate sunk his presidency thereby making his sound byte a reality “Then it will be a one-term proposition.” 

Obama’s latest portrait of Romney sounds just like Obama. I have read everything out there about Obama in books including the new book about his mother.  It’s too bad he was the lesser of two evils back then.  It was fate what can you say that we elected an African and American to the WH. From what I’ve read his father, his biological father, because let’s face it Obama is a bastard, was a really cocky, asshole who killed himself after a night of drinking by hitting a tree while driving with two rods for legs which he lost during an earlier wreck.  

Barack, Barry Sr was an African.  His progeny therefore is NOT an African American in my books.  Maybe one day we will have a home-grown black man.  Until then we will just say we had a biracial in the WH for one term. LOL. I know I helped promote this man whom I said was not black or black enough from the getgo to his worldly apotheosis.  But that’s all folks. 

Obama debated like the election was over and he lost

Mitt Romney in 2007 in Washington, DC at the V...

Mitt Romney in 2007 in Washington, DC at the Values Voters conference (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wow what a loser.  I did not see an incumbent president onstage last night but a disinterested-can’t- wait-till-this-is-over guy. Obama this was not a night of bad sex but a presidential debate dude.  What a bastard for his party dogs.

Where was the power of the presidency in his presence and his debate? I don’t know but I don’t think Jack would have left home without himself on an important debate for the next four years.

Mitt Romney was the clear winner and President Obama croaked like a bad swan song. Mitt won and looked good doing it.

Gore Vidal dead at 86 from pneumonia

Gore Vidal at the Los Angeles Times Festival o...

Gore Vidal at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gore Vidal that publicly gay author, writer, playwright and smart ass has died at 86.  He traded barbs with the best of the best from the old conservative TV days of Buckley and the rest.  Many don’t know him because he was from the old school but a part of the avant garde nonetheless.  He will be known as an in-law of Jackie Kennedy I mean relative by marriage of mother they are not blood relatives.

Gore is also related to Al Gore some kinda way too.  Gore Vidal was Jewish and Al Gore is also part Jewish and both were from political junkies who made it in politics but never to the presidency.  Speaking of president Gore did know JFK and once famously noted that Jack had a “great ass.”  He would notice that, oh boy.

Anyway it bon voyage to Gore Vidal who was one of the most famous gay men in American history.

Obama: “(my son) he would look like Trayvon”

If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said, underscoring how the issue affected him on a personal, and not just a political or legal, level. “I think [Trayvon’s parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/obama-trayvon-martin_n_1375083.html

Some comments are suggesting that Obama has waded in because this kid was black but had nothing to say when a white kid was set afire by two black teens.: http://www.kctv5.com/story/17048649/teens-set-13-year-old-student-on-fire

To be fair the white kid did not lose his life but he was burned up pretty badly as they poured gasoline on him and threw a BIC lighter at him.  They were all teens and it was not a case of a grown man chasing down a kid and killing him…lots of differences here but both may be hate crimes as the black boys said “that’s what you get white boy.”  Hate crime writ large.

 What about the horrible case in NJ where some Mexican thugs executed four teens in cold blood.

Today, this is on my mind because I first, accidently, called my one black student in class “Trayvon” and his name is similar to Tryavon. I quickly corrected myself before the kids realized what I said. But not sure these youngsters are aware of the media and its impact on this case. 

President-elect Barack Obama, Mrs. Michelle Ob...

President-elect Barack Obama, Mrs. Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha (7) and Malia (10) at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, DC, getting ready for the first day of school. Photo by Callie Shell. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Book Review: Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath by Mimi Alford

Photo © by Jeff Dean - then a student at Lawre...

This article first published at Blogcritics.org http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-once-upon-a-secret/page-1/

A bestseller but not tell all has been added to the Kennedy collection of  nouveau books.  This time it is Mimi Alford’s turn to crank out a bestseller  about an unzipped 35th Mr. President. Yet there are no steamy secrets here. In just under 200 pages the author  shows up with a polished voice telling a credible story you can take to the  bank.  Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its  Aftermath is her book.

What makes her book compelling and unsatisfactory at the same time is that  Mimi, despite telling of her affair with Jack Kennedy, does not spill the  proverbial beans.  There is little salacious detail of their love affair.  She  does recount how it happened in the first place with a simple trip to the White  House to interview a fellow Miss Porter socialite and graduate ala Jackie  Kennedy (they never met) and her press secretary.  It was on this visit that she  was invited to apply for a White House internship.

Mimi Beardsley came from a middle class family who sent her to the local  Country Day school, Miss Porters, and then to Wheaton College. She went into the  world with the proper pedigree along with tall, slim girlish looks that were  conferred by her family. However, it was the pretty, perfect WASP Miss Mimi who  got herself into the White House and Jack’s bedroom.

In the first few chapters Alford discloses how she hid her face from her  coworkers.  Not exactly out of shame or remorse, but because she did not want to  raise their jealousy or call attention to herself because she had jumped ahead  of the line!

On page 45 she writes: “This special access would hardly have endeared me to  my office mates.  It was the rare employee inside the White House who did not  gauge her status by how much contact she had with the President — or even if the  President knew her name…So I kept my head down and my mouth shut and went about  my work as if nothing had happened.”

Mrs. Alford got that and more than she applied for.  I think she was most  surprised at how casually the events of her long affair with Jack unfolded and  maintained itself. He even called her at Wheaton College using the pseudonym “Michael Carter.” Jack took her on many of his official visits when Jackie did  not accompany him.

The most surprising thing, if there are any surprises here, is that she often  slept in the same bed with the president and that travel was arranged by Dave  Powers from commercial flights to Air Force One flights.

What makes this mini memoir more believable is that Mimi contends that Jack  never kissed her on the lips for any reason at any time and never told her that  he loved her.  There are no photographs in the book of him or her.  He gave her  presents of vacations, money and a gold pin.  In his way Jack made it known that  he cared for her, about her and enjoyed her company.  And in case you’re  wondering what ended their 18-month affair — she fell in love and got  engaged.

Every woman needs a husband was more than a cliché with Miss Porter-trained  young ladies in the 1960s.  They invented the debutante cum future bride on  display.  It was destiny to find a suitable man, introduce him to the family and  then go shopping for the engagement ring.

Mimi was no different. If Jack was crushed at the news he didn’t show it.  Instead he began slowly pulling away that only in hindsight did Mimi Beardsley  recognize what had happened.

Mimi married Tony after a whirlwind affair and dating cycle that nearly ended  when she told him, upon JFK’s assassination, that she had conducted a secret  affair with him.  It was a sexual affair she explains but really hopes that  outsiders believe it was also an affair of the heart.  It was an affair of the  heart in that a prolonged sexual affair with a married man can create lust and  unbidden expectancy and dependence on sex with that particular person.  In fact  you might say that such an affair is not personal, not really.  This affair was  about Jack and his ability to pluck from the tree of life the woman of his type  and dreams.

If Mimi had not become engaged, the affair along with maybe five others Jack  was conducting would have continued, I believe, until his death in Dallas.

The man who made it all possible was a Kennedy insider: Dave Powers. As Mrs.  Alford in her television interview stated she held this secret for 50 years and  needed to unburden herself.  One of the most difficult items on her tell-all  list was her consent to perform oral sex on Dave Powers in the White House pool  (now press room) – the same Dave Powers who acted as the go-between for Mimi and  many others.

Mimi had an affair with Jack; married Tony but it ended in divorce; at age 63  married Richard Alford who read her story and her secret in the Daily  News and wrote her a letter.  She had just turned 60. She filed the letter  away and instead enlisted a high-profile dating service. When that didn’t pan  out on a whim she responded to Dick Alford’s letter.  He wrote back and they  made a date upon his return from a two-week trip.  They are happily married  now.

Like most women Mimi got it right finally and learned many lessons along the  way. Especially the one that is often brushed off as too simplistic—there are no  mistakes in life.

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-once-upon-a-secret/#ixzz1p2pOSNqU

AP: Obama’s transgender ex-nanny outcast

English: Habiba Akumu Obama, Barack Obama's pa...

Obama's paternal grandmother

 http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-obamas-transgender-ex-nanny-outcast-070907242.html

Ann Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother, who had arrived in the country two years earlier after marrying her second husband, Indonesian Lolo Soetoro.

Dunham was so impressed by Evie’s beef steak and fried rice that she offered her a job in the family home. It didn’t take long before Evie also was 8-year-old Barry’s caretaker, playing with him and bringing him to and from school.

Neighbors recalled that they often saw Evie leave the house in the evening fully made up and dressed in drag. But she says it’s doubtful Barry ever knew.

“He was so young,” says Evie. “And I never let him see me wearing women’s clothes. But he did see me trying on his mother’s lipstick, sometimes. That used to really crack him up.”

I dreamt it: Rick Out Mitt in

English: Governor Mitt Romney of MA

Mitt's it

I had my typical inner meeting with the candidates or contenders.  And in the meeting I decided that Mitt would be the choice of the GOP and for the good.  Even though I won’t be voting GOP this year, I am an independent voter now, I don’t want to see Rick on the top or the bottom of anybody’s ticket.

Rick’s rant on JFK, or John F. Kennedy to newbies, was for no other reason than to gain attention and so he does but for the wrong reasons.  Santorum has now become more nutty and plastic looking than even Mitt Romney.

I won’t have any problem voting for OBAMA AGAIN.  Thanks Rick, thanks Mitt.