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June 08, 2010

I, Ace of Spades, Also Care Deeply About Obamatrina

1. I care deeply about the oil slick. It really bothers me. I'm not being sarcastic-- it does.

2. I have done absolutely nothing to stop or slow it.


I just wanted to point out that I match Obama 2-for-2 on this issue. So do most of you.

I guess I have to give White House staffers their props -- dubious props -- and admit that until now I do not remember having nightmares about Obamatrina; but then, I rarely remember dreams. So maybe they edge me on that point alone.

I cannot believe that the MFM is actually insisting the relevant storyline here is whether Obama merely cares about a disaster.

I will not bother to point out that the MFM was less-than-interested in whether Bush cared that 9/11 happened on his watch, or cared that the War in Iraq took a bloody awful turn. Except, you know, I just did point that out.

In what strange alternate reality did I awake, in which the standard of presidential performance isn't performance at all but "caring"?

I'm sorry-- when did this become even relevant, let alone determinative?

I feel like I'm being skull-fucked with the crazy-stick.

There are a great many things I care about. However, I do not actually do anything about them, partly out of apathy or laziness and partly out of futility-- I don't have the power to do anything about them.

I didn't realize that the President was as powerless as I was, such that the only dimension of debate should be how much he -- and I -- happen to care about an issue.



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