It’s time for the airing of grievances, It’s time for feats of strength, Let others celebrate Christmas in July. It’s Festivus for the rest of us.
The origins of Festivus are not shrouded in the mists of time. We know exactly and with precision the origins of the effulgent holiday. We know the traditions. We honor the short lived traditions.
So throw away the distracting tinsel, grab the aluminum pole – it’s time for airing of the grievances and amazing feats of strength. Festivus is here.
Last week, Nancy Pelousy and Obama congressional Dimocrats, the very people who cheated and lied to drag Obama’s limp body accross the finish line in the 2008 primaries, began the airing of the grievances: “House Democrats will air grievances to Obama” blared the Politico headline. It seems that the congressional Dimocrats are now aware that Obama only cares about himself and does not care about their reelection.
That was a rather tepid and late grievance. For a full fleged festive Festivus grievance we turned to scandal sheet Globe magazine:
“President Barack Obama is tangled in the mystery surrounding the murder of the gay choir director of his controversial Chicago church – and the slain man’s mother is demanding answers NOW! This week’s GLOBE blows the lid off the shocking scandal America can’t afford to ignore.”
Now that is surely a Festivus grievance. A mother of a dead gay son clamoring for answers to the murder. The Globe has aluminum pole popping Festivus grievances to air:
“Norma Jean Young speaks out about the murder of her son, Donald Young, former Choir director of Obama’s Church Trinity United in Chicago. Mrs. Young “What was the cause of my son’s death? I’m very suspicious that it may have been related to Obama.” “Donald and Obama were close friends.”
Asked who benefited from a cover-up, Norma says, “it could be anyone, including Obama.”
That is certainly a shocking airing of grievances. But Festivus should have some heart-warming stories of cheer. And what could be more heartwarming than a job promotion in these tough times? The uppity people at Uppity Woman warm our hearts with this lovely story:
In a comical move even for a czar-happy president who has rewarded dozens of cronies with distinguished titles, the White House has named the Obama’s personal Chicago cook as “Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives.”
It’s no joke, even though is sounds like a bad one. The Chicago chef’s rapid ascension, reported this week by a conservative Washington D.C. newspaper, has been kept under the radar for the last month. Sam Kass went from being a 20-something, Windy City gourmet cook—privately paid by the Obama’s to feed them—to big-time White House adviser in a matter of months.
At first we thought the promotion was for “Obama’s personal Chicago crook” but we realized that it was a cook who was in this particular mix. Indeed, the cook in question, Sam Kass is quite a beauty (picture HERE). But he is a cook, not a chef as the uppity women seize the distinction and enlighten us all on this spontaneous Festivus. This particular cook is also named as one of “Barack’s Beauties” in a People magazine list.
But the news of the promotion for the lucky cook, was not the main news for those uppity people. The real story was about a dead woman and her living children (in contrast to the Globe story about the live woman with her dead son). It turns out that Charlotte McCourt proves that Festivus is also for the dead.
“Charlotte M. Tidwell McCourt, 84, of Pahrump, passed away July 8, 2010, after a long illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Wellington, Utah, and was a 40-year resident of Nevada. Charlotte held a zest for life and loved serving her family of five children; 20 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren. She had been the wife of Patrick L. McCourt for 67 happy years. Active in her community, she assisted in many political figures’ campaign efforts. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Charlotte served as a leader in the Relief Society for over 20 years. She and her beloved husband also served a full-time mission in the Cabanatuan Mission in the Phillipines. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Patrick; children, Pat and Nellie McCourt, Dan and Lanny Shea, Bill and Marsha Sortor, David and Sherry d’Hulst, and Tom and Ann McMullin; and many grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 10, at the LDS Chapel, 921 E. Wilson, in Pahrump. We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to U.S. Congress. Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate.”
Ah, Festivus! It unites us all. Even those no longer among the quick are free to air grievances. The women at Women State joined in the Festivus airing of grievances with this video:
May we intrude with some Big Pink grievances? Well, perhaps not full fledged Festivus approved grievances, more like addenda to the record. This past May we wrote “Racist Americans Attack Mess-iah Obama”. We amused ourselves by making the case that if those who criticize Obama are racist, then those who called Hillary supporters “racists” during the primaries are racists themselves because they too are finally criticizing Obama. Now, without placing a feather in our cap, the scamps at the Dallas Tea Party have put our concept into a clever video:
Recall when we discussed in “What Would Hillary Clinton Have Done? – America Thrown To The Wolves“ how Hillary would have handled the Gulf oil gusher? We wrote:
“We easily picture President Hillary Clinton touring the Gulf, for days, in a boat – gutting fish and those who stood in the way of immediate action. James Lee Witt would have received a phone call the very hour the Deepwater Horizon went bad. The armada against invading oil would have been organized from the start and the first speech a few days after the crisis began would have been comprehensive and effective.”
Well, guess what. Obama boob and overall oily Gulf incompetent Ken Salazar is still on the job when he should not be. But… without a word of thanks to Big Pink and at least 80 days late, James Lee Witt is now on the job. And apparently he is doing a wonderful job. That’s what they’re saying in the Gulf – oh and Jim Carville is celebrating Festivus (along with grievance airing Anderson Cooper) too and airing grievances:
Oh, we get no appreciation. Sigh. Grievance. Festivus.
And we have to Festivus grievance air on Dick Morris, specifically on his “post racial presidency” column. Morris declares:
“Now, Obama is letting his supporters strip away his image of a post-racial president by their increasingly racial rhetoric and his support for radical black activists.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers so obviously guilty of racial intimidation at the Philadelphia polling places in 2008 is of a piece with the NAACP’s loud denunciation of the Tea Party movement as racists, likening it to the White Citizens Councils of the segregationist past. And the Obama Administration’s decision to sue to overturn the Arizona immigration law — despite the fact that Americans approve of the statute, and disapprove of the lawsuit to void it, by 59-28 — is an attempt to foundation his appeal to Latino voters in racial terms.
In a bid to increase enthusiasm and, therefore, turnout among minority voters, Barack Obama is sacrificing his white support and his non-racial image.”
Morris is wrong. Obama was stripped of the fake “post racial” fairy tale during the Henry Louis Gates race-baiting episode.
As we wrote in “Is Barack Obama A Racist?“:
“The fact that Obama was half-black and half-white didn’t matter much to anyone but Obama, Kakugawa says: “He made everything out like it was all racial.” On one occasion, Obama thought he’d gotten a bad break on the school basketball team because he was black. But Kakugawa recalls his father’s telling the teenager, “No, Barry, it’s not because you’re black. It’s because you missed two shots in a row.”
Now Obama Hopium Guzzlers describe anyone who opposes their Mess-iah as “racists”. But people criticize Obama not because he is black, but because he “missed two shots in a row.” Obama is a boob who race-baits to advance himself and when we point out he is a boob, the response is “racist”. Obama and his supporters make “everything out like it was all racial” but it is not. A boob is a boob, a thief is a thief, a jerk is a jerk, and color is irrelevant.
As Morris points out in his latest column, even Obama Dimocrats are airing grievances and approving less and less of Mess-iah:
“According to the FOX News/Opinion Dynamics poll, Obama’s job approval among Democrats has dropped from 84% two weeks ago (June 29-30) to 76% on July 13-14. At 76%, this level of job approval is below any the Fox News poll has ever recorded.
Why the collapse? Most likely it is due to liberal disappointment with the continuation of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the continued use of Guantanamo, Obama’s inability to cope with the oil spill, and his refusal to push immigration reform when he could have passed it before he lost his 60 vote majority. Undoubtedly, the renewed sluggishness in the economy is also playing its part.[snip]
But Obama is making his troubles worse by his insistence on focusing on his minority voters to the exclusion of even the white liberal electorate. Consider Obama’s decision to sue Arizona over its immigration law. The general electorate backs the Arizona statute by 59-29 according to the FOX News poll. But 38% of Democrats support it as well (50% oppose it). Obama’s refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers for voter intimidation after they stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia polling place in military uniforms with clubs also underscores the growing exclusion of whites of all stripes — including liberals — from the Obama base.”
Oh the spirit of Festivus is strong when we quote Dick Morris. And speaking of Black Panthers, the Washington Post ombudsman airs grievances:
“Thursday’s Post reported about a growing controversy over the Justice Department’s decision to scale down a voter-intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party. The story succinctly summarized the issues but left many readers with a question: What took you so long?
For months, readers have contacted the ombudsman wondering why The Post hasn’t been covering the case. The calls increased recently after competitors such as the New York Times and the Associated Press wrote stories. Fox News and right-wing bloggers have been pumping the story. Liberal bloggers have countered, accusing them of trying to manufacture a scandal.
But The Post has been virtually silent.”
Get to the truth. Investigate fully and get the results of the investigation fully aired to the public – where ever the chips may fall. The Ombudsman makes the point we fully endorse:
“The Post should never base coverage decisions on ideology, nor should it feel obligated to order stories simply because of blogosphere chatter from the right or the left.
But in this case, coverage is justified because it’s a controversy that screams for clarity that The Post should provide. If Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his department are not colorblind in enforcing civil rights laws, they should be nailed. If the Commission on Civil Rights’ investigation is purely partisan, that should be revealed. If Adams is pursuing a right-wing agenda, he should be exposed.
National Editor Kevin Merida, who termed the controversy “significant,” said he wished The Post had written about it sooner. The delay was a result of limited staffing and a heavy volume of other news on the Justice Department beat, he said.
Better late than never. There’s plenty left to explore.”
There sure is plenty left to explore. Grievances should be investigated and fairly debunked or fairly confirmed. Maybe someday The Washington Post will discuss the 2008 primaries.
And there is this latest installment into the investigation:
There’s plenty left to Festivus grievance about. Obama’s dog on a separate jet to join Obama and Scowley on their latest vacation. As the uppity people note, “Imelda Obama” (we call her Mary Todd and “Scowley”) “do as I say, not as I do”.
What about that dress??? Were those oil stains or perspiration from all that alleged gardening? Oh, Festivus. The airing of the grievances is better than Dreidels or glittery ornaments on trees. As to gifts, this one is ready made for Festivus celebrants:
The Hopium addled will not enjoy this wonderful gift. As useful as this bumper sticker removal kit is, a much more needed invention is a “racist” label or “racist” resolution removal kit. A wayback machine to remove embarrassing YouTubes could be helpful as well to Hopium Guzzlers and race-baiters.
Festivus celebrants do not need gifts to enjoy the holiday. On Festivus grievances about the economy can be aired even as we know that it will take many years for the economy to recover with a boob at the helm. Jobs? Not with a boob at the helm – so just air your Festivus grievances. Air your Festivus grievances Obama endorsing and Obama loving Mort Zuckerman. Keep calling it “our economic Katrina” Mort. You bought him, you own him.
Air the grievances Obama lovin’ Charles Blow. Keep making excuses and keep deluding yourself that things will get better for the boob and that he will be reelected. Air the grievances you idiot blowhard:
“A CBS News poll released on Tuesday found that “a majority of Americans have a negative impression of the economy and expect the effects of the recession to linger for years.”
One of the most stinging findings: “Only 13 percent of Americans say Mr. Obama’s economic programs, among them the stimulus package, have helped them personally. Twenty-three percent say they have hurt, while 63 percent say they have had no effect.” Ouch. That’s an abysmal favorability return on an enormous financial investment.
A Gallup poll released on Friday found that satisfaction with the direction of the country among members of the president’s own party has dropped by a fourth since last month.
The BP disaster poisoned the waters of the gulf and sent saddening waves of tar balls and dead animals washing up onto its beaches. One of the president’s responses was to call for a moratorium on new deep-water drilling. Not cool, say gulf residents. An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Wednesday found that 3 in 5 residents from the areas most affected disapproved of the moratorium and 7 in 10 disapproved of the government’s overall response to the disaster.
Polls continue to find that more people disapprove than approve of the Justice Department’s decision to sue over Arizona’s immigration law, a move that Hillary Clinton let slip was being made under Obama’s direction.
And, the N.A.A.C.P. scratched an old wound this week when it called on the Tea Party to expel racists from its ranks. The Tea Partiers protested — too much methinks — because the racism is a rap they can’t seem to beat.”
Continue to race-bait Charles Blow. Continue to think that Obama is sure to win in 2012. Continue to notice that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are not friends. Air your grievances. You will however not be invited to the wedding.
All those people who wrote silly stories about how Obama now controlled the Clintons and now Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were part of the Obama Team, now have grievances to air. They were wrong. They will not be invited to the wedding. A lot of people will not be invited to the wedding. No Oprah, no Barack, no Doris. Air your grievances – it’s Festivus.
Air your grievances John Edwards, surely you have a bunch with more to come this and next year:
“Aaron Sorkin — best known for creating “The West Wing” — will make his feature directorial debut with a John Edwards biopic.
Sorkin’s adapting and producing Andrew Young’s “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down.” Project’s not yet set up at a studio.
Young, a longtime Edwards aide, gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential primary when he admitted — then later recanted — an affair with Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter and claimed Edwards’ child from that relationship as his own.”
Ah, the grievances of Festivus. But something is missing. Something is missing. Where are the feats of strength?
Oh, yes. The feats of strength.
Grab your aluminum polls. Here are the feats of strength:
“Bill Clinton Has the Most Political Capital
Nearly half of voters (49 percent) would be less likely to vote for a candidate if President Obama campaigns for them. That’s 10 points higher than the number that would be more likely to vote for that candidate (39 percent).
It’s about the same for former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin: 51 percent would be less likely to vote for a candidate she backs and 37 percent more likely.
Former Republican presidential candidate and Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney also risks doing more harm than good: 31 percent of voters would be more likely and 39 percent less likely to vote for a candidate if Romney campaigns for them.
Only former President Bill Clinton receives an overall positive response. By 45-41 percent, voters would be more likely to vote for a Clinton-backed candidate, rather than less likely.
By 16 percentage points, independents are more inclined to vote for a candidate supported by Clinton (47 percent) than Obama (31 percent). Clinton also outperforms Palin among independents by 24 points.”
Whoa! Can you imagine what a Hillary Clinton endorsement is worth these days? Talk about feats of strength.
Sarah Palin is showing a feat of strength among Republicans too. Isn’t that just ducky. A woman in the lead in the Republican Party!
And Hillary. We’ll talk about her this coming week. Talk about feats of strength.
Happy Festivus Everybody!!!