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August 18, 2012

Saturday Morning Open Thread

Marry, before he fell down, when he perceived the common herd was glad he refused the crown, he plucked me ope his doublet and offered them his throat to cut. An I had been a man of any occupation, if I would not have taken him at a word, I would I might go to hell among the rogues. And so he fell. When he came to himself again, he said, if he had done or said anything amiss, he desired their worships to think it was his infirmity. Three or four wenches where I stood cried, “Alas, good soul!” and forgave him with all their hearts. But there’s no heed to be taken of them. If Caesar had stabbed their mothers they would have done no less. ~ Julius Caesar; Act I, Scene 2

Next time you visit the Windy City, forget about the Sears Tower*, the Magnificent Mile, Wrigley Field, the museums and all those other great tourist attractions. You must go straight from O'Hare to the corner of Dorchester and 53rd to see the site of Barack and Michelle's first kiss. Don't forget your airsickness bag.

And remember those White House web site Presidential bios that Obama was edited into? Well, they cleaned that up, but it appears the good Obamacultists over at State didn't get the memo.

The State Department has recently ended its long-running series of Background Notes, which were analytical, objective histories of other countries. In their place, new “Fact Sheets” now tout Obama’s policies and actions toward each nation. No more historical context, no recounting of complex and long-standing issues in the country. Just cut to the chase—that is, the time when the current Administration came to power.

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Roberts noted that “They seem to be not ‘fact sheets’ but brag sheets,” adding that the edits appear to treat countries more favorably when the Obama Administration agrees with their leaders.

Fortunately, the Obama cult of personality is closing in on its expiration date. But its death throes are gonna be ugly.


* I know it's been renamed, but it'll always be the Sears Tower to me.


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