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Sunday Summer Reading – Obama’s Natal Chart (update: Hillary’s too!)

First, please read & comment on Regency’s post below, The Big “D” Democrat – what a great essay! 

Update 2: Please listen to No We Won’T Radio with Sheri Tag: Ed O’Reilly and John West!

(Update:  Due to requests, Hillary Clinton’s natal chart is also up.  Please scroll down to the middle after the jump.  What a difference from Obama’s!) 

Since it’s Barack Obama’s birthday tomorrow (I will not be sending him an e-card, thank you very much!), I thought that this topic would be semi-appropriate.  Now I can respectfully agree that astrology is a bit fluffy for Conflucian tastes, but what de hey?  It’s a slow news Sunday – and after reading Bostonboomer’s wonderful psychoanalytical piece here on the Confluence named What is wrong with Barack Obama? , Obama’s natal chart will make a lot more sense. Continue reading

The Big “D” Democrat

I have been a Democrat all my life. I admit that life is only 18 years old, but you have to admit these last two decades have been a couple for the record books. I’ve lived to see an illegitimate president run the country right into the ground as he cleared brush from his Texas ranch 154 days out of the year. I watched a decade of prosperity and peace crash down in unholy flames in the middle of New York when I was just 10 years old. I watched the fraudulent Commander-in-Chief trick the country into a war it didn’t need against a people that didn’t deserve it when I was 11. I watched that same huckster be told by the historic first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, that “impeachment [was] off the table” when I was 16. A man who had facilitated unprecedented war crimes had gotten off scot-free. And it had been my party that let it happen.
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Hey, Chuck Todd, We are everywhere. Be afraid, be very afraid.

So, I hear that Chuck Todd has been on Meet the Press this morning talking smack about us and saying that we were “manufactured in Manhattan”, as if the Clinton people put this together. LOL!

The truth is much more frightening than that, Chuck. We did this all on our own and we are EVERYWHERE. Yes, Chuck, we are in your Whole Foods and Wegman’s. We drink lattes at the Starbucks on the corner. We take our kids to your summer camp. We swim on your beaches and pools. We send our children to Iraq. We are on the East coast, the West coast, Texas and North Carolina. We are a viral infection. We are spreading. It’s much worse than you think. Manhattan is not the headquarters. There *is* no headquarters. We are in every neighborhood and demographic group. We are like zombies who rise from the dead, who you can’t kill off. Trying to corner us on an island in NY is futile. It will be like playing Whack-a-Mole.


Sound off, PUMAs. Tell us where you’re from and if you’ve ever been contacted by anyone from the Big Apple.

BTW, SophieL makes a good point:

There’s an inherent flaw in The Toddster’s premise: we no longer manufacture anything in America.

It’s worse than you think. We are erudite and witty as well. Run for your life, Chuck!

Sunday: Exercise

Ok, I loved the teaser that Lori sent last night. It’s going to be even better than I anticipated. They’re on to something and I hope they don’t tell us what it is until they’re done. But I am shocked by my appearance. I have spent way too much time parked on that couch. So, this morning I am walking to Starbucks for my light peppermint mocha frappachino. My goal is to lose 10 pounds by Denver so I can see my cheekbones again.

Don’t forget to contribute to the making of the movie. You can do it here.

BTW, For those of you curious about the Obama cheerleader/rapper in the clip below, that segment was shot at the Yamasaki fountain, also known as The Fountain of Freedom, on the Princeton campus. It is adjacent to the Woodrow Wilson School of Government. It’s a beautiful fountain with one of the largest pieces of cast bronze in the country. Children love the fountain and use it as a wading pool. It’s about 2 feet deep at the deepest section and a perfect place to dip little toes in the summer.

This is an open thread.

Update: The BFF and I are headed to Central Park this afternoon (Although we don’t live in Manhattan Chuck Todd 😛 ) for any of you PUMAs in the city who care to join us. It’s a great place to exercise. Meanwhile, here’s the video I played for SuperTuesday to get us stirring out of our winter hibernation to get out and vote. You can’t find this version on iTunes but any flavor of Iko Iko should have the same result. Get up and Dance!