Tuesday, February 17, 2009
You Mean It Isn't All About Obama?
Somehow, I doubt this was an issue during the last administration. As in, I'm confident no one put up a picture of Dubya. Because there would have been someone screaming about the injustice of it all, and the pervasive effort to inflict a totalitarian regime, yada yada yada.
Cheers to the individual with the spine to point this out. And for those who think I'm repelled by the original actions here, I'm actually irritated that Washington and Lincoln's birthdays were ever rolled into one generically labelled holiday. If, in the interest of improving .gov efficiency by making sure that there was only one day off instead of two for the holidays (snort), combining was necessary, it could have at least had the president's names still appended to it.
Speaking of efficiency and the government, it certainly is refreshing to see that our current president, in the interests of drawing attention to the "green" benefits of the porkulus bill, will board Air Force One to fly out to Colorado for the signing of the Great Leap Forward that will save us all from the evil that is capitalism. Of course, when you're dispensing notional dollars like cheap hard candy in a July 4th parade, what does a jet exhaust carbon footprint or the cost of fuel, support services, and local economic disruption for security matter?
There are different standards for the plebes, apparently.