SWEET HOME CHICAGO  11:46 pm February 21, 2012

Barack Obama Sings ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ With B.B. King & Mick Jagger

by Wonkette Jr.

One little bit of Al Green and now everybody expects the president to sing America’s blues and soul classics. Well, why not? Thomas Jefferson loved to sing, and so did Richard Nixon. Look at old Mick Jagger hand the microphone to the president, after the R&B legends all insist the president take a verse of “Sweet Home Chicago.”

What is this, anyway? Some kind of PBS/White House blues party. It will be on the teevee February 27, but for now it is right here on your Wonkette. Here’s a short version with just the Obama singing, for those who lack the attention spans to endure two minutes of fun:

Mitt Romney plans to counter this charm offensive by singing the “Love Theme to the Salt Lake City Olympics,” in one of his more intimate yachts. [YouTube]

 

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tihond February 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Silly president. Doesn't he realize he's not allowed to enjoy life until every single American has a job?

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

It's 257 days to the election, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark… and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 1:55 am

Perfect.

C_R_Eature February 22, 2012 at 6:50 am

And the Perfect Post Award goes to The Good Doktor!

Dr_pangloss February 22, 2012 at 8:25 am

Illinois Republicans.. I hate these guys.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

At this point, I think even *they* hate these guys.

memzilla February 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

rMoney Response: Mittens and Pat Boone singing "Sweet Home Michiana."

Biff February 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm

He might go all "Young Caucasians" on our ass.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:28 am

Biff? That hurt.

In a bad way.

Biff February 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

It was a horrible time in our history when "Negro music" was popularized by the likes of Pat Boone and Elvis Presley.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Man. I know it's comedy and all, but, just … man.

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 1:27 am

More like Mittens, Ricky, Newtie, and the Paulster singing "Sweet Home Alabama".

Biff February 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

At least Michelle is back from that embarrassing little trip to Aspen.

FlownOver February 21, 2012 at 11:56 pm

There's precedent. We all remember how this really ignited Belushi's career.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

Now, if Barry would re-create Belushi's Joe Cocker routine….
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v16039034KRFprghT?h1=Jo

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 1:33 am

I liked the one a few years later when Joe Cocker joined him on stage while he was doing his Cocker imitation. That's when I knew Belushi really had balls.

vulpes82 February 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm

History's greatest monster.

DrunkIrishman February 22, 2012 at 12:04 am

Jimmy Carter?

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 12:41 am

Jimmy Carter's bunny assailant?

arihaya February 22, 2012 at 12:41 am

In Carter's defense… well, he is not a good singer, but he appreciated fiddling by Sen Byrd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJcbzfsmW5w

RadioSBJ February 22, 2012 at 1:05 am

Stalin's Organ Rocked!

Dr_pangloss February 22, 2012 at 8:26 am

God?

SudsMcKenzie February 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Taking a microphone from Mick Jagger? Careful Mr. President, you Really don't know where that's been.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:32 am

But we can ALL guess, and it ain't good.

James Michael Curley February 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Kieth Richards did that in 1965 and took tens of thousands of volts which melted his guitar strings.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Which was the first recorded evidence that Keef can survive ANYthing.

valgal2342 February 22, 2012 at 12:03 am

Our Pres rocks. Gawd….it feels so good to be able to say that, and mean it.

Fukui_sanYesOta February 22, 2012 at 12:17 am

Compare and constrast with GWB's uber-embarrassing African dancing.

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 1:36 am

I refuse to look. I'm pretty sure seeing that video took five years off of Don Cornelius's life. RIP, Don.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:43 am

Jezus, Fukui-chan! I shoulda known better. I had actually managed to forget how furious that asshole makes me. Every time I see his face I get a bad attack of bile.

So I went and watched The O-Man again, and DAMN it feels good to have My President in charge!

Fukui_sanYesOta February 22, 2012 at 3:46 am

This prez is so refreshing after that utter assclown we had before.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Oh, sweet jesus, yes.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:38 am

Ain't that the truth. For eight long years, every time I had to look at, or listen to, The Idiot Bastard Son, every cell in my body cringed. Whether he was physically dragging the Chinese premier offstage by the sleeve, or molesting the German premier, or getting way too familiar with minimally-dressed female athletes at the Olympics while falling-on-his-ass drunk, or yelling "Ola, amigo!" at Berlusconi across the room, or yowling "Yo, Blair" at TonyThePoodle, or asking seriously stupid questions of the Brazilians. Dear god, it was an endless smorgasbord of shame with that asshole as the nation's representative.

I feel like my hellion teenager with the drug habit finally grew up and moved out, and the younger kid who's still home turned into a star athlete, dancer, scholar, and all-around champion, and I can sleep, now.

Fred_Wertham_Jr February 22, 2012 at 12:04 am

Curse you, Barack Obama! Is there nothing you can't do? Must you always make me feel inadequate?

Wait. Bowling. Crap. I suck at that, too.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:45 am

I know. I've already given up even thinking about it. AND he got the cutest chick, too.

Why, if I didn't like that man so much, I'd … I'd have a stern word with him. Maybe.

DrunkIrishman February 22, 2012 at 12:05 am

Think Michelle would mind if I took him as my lover?

HistoriCat February 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

Michelle would totally cut a bitch.

BerkeleyBear February 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

And, to quote from the book of Whoopi, "get her hair done, her nails done . . . and beat [Barack] so bad he thought he was back [in the Illinois State Senate]."

katamaran24 February 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I'm pretty sure that she would skin you alive and wear your hide as a stylish suit, with some cute pumps and a lovely belt.

SexySmurf February 22, 2012 at 12:08 am

Obama must get laid. All. The. Time.

Pat_Pending February 22, 2012 at 12:33 am

Oh, HELL. He's the ONLY president that I've ever looked and went, 'oh yeah, I'D tap THAT.'

NellCote71 February 22, 2012 at 12:56 am

Word.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:48 am

He's the only one in recent memory that's like, young, fit, and hot. The others were either old or just gross. Even Bill, who's as charming a fucking horndog as ever staggered across a road in search of pussy, was way too plump and pink for my taste. This guy I'd do in a heartbeat.

finallyhappy February 22, 2012 at 8:02 am

Cmon, you know you'd would've done Millard Fillmore

Pat_Pending February 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

Millard, never. Grover Cleveland, def-o.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:47 am

Mrs. O says he sings to her all the time. You know the laydeez sure do like that, especially when the man in question can sing like he do. Damn, he's smoove.

BerkeleyBear February 22, 2012 at 11:17 am

Not enough o's in smoove to show how smoooooooooooooooove he is. Because he can dance too.

ETA – I think I just accidentally quoted a Weird Al lyric, from a song about cheesy pickup lines. Only Barry proves that they are only cheesy when someone less awesome than him dares to try them.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Srsly. I wish I had a tenth of his smarts, his coolth, and his charm. Shit, I wish the Repuglycuntz had a *billionth* of *any* of his good qualities.

Chichikovovich February 22, 2012 at 12:11 am

The quest for cool will be evened up again when Mitt knocks out "Theme from A Summer Place" on the Hammond organ, accompanied by Pat Boone humming in the background.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 22, 2012 at 12:45 am

It'll take some doin' to top Jasper's rendition. (Warning: "Video" is really just audio with a still picture. I understand some people object to that sort of thing)

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:50 am

Geezus, you bastard. I blame you for any nightmares tonight.

I actually once listened to Pat Boone perform Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water. I think I was very drunk at the time. Fortunately, I remember *nothing,* except that I never want to hear it again.

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 3:04 am

I've never heard that, but I'm not going to sleep tonight now that you've put the thought of it in my head.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 3:10 am

I wuz gonna go all "BWAHAHA, revenge is sweet," and then I realized I like you too much to do that to you. Here's an ear-cleaner, instead.

neiltheblaze February 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

I always pegged him more as a "How Much is the Doggie on the Car Roof" kinda guy.

WhatTheHeck February 22, 2012 at 12:11 am

There’s a blues brotha in the white house turning everyone green with envy.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:50 am

Colourful times, dood.

GuyClinch February 22, 2012 at 12:14 am

I'm just amazed he managed to improvise the original lyrics, "Sweet Sual Alinsky,Can We Go Home Together Now Like All Those Other Nights When We Mutually Masturbate To Thoughts Of Franklin Graham Rim-Jobbing Santorum". Well done, Mister President!

ElPinche February 22, 2012 at 12:15 am

NNEEDS MOAR DAVE BUTTSTAIN AND TEDD NUGGET.

DemmeFatale February 22, 2012 at 12:31 am

You'll always be Trejo to me, Pinche.

ElPinche February 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Yeah, I keeping wanting to go back, but I love Kenny Rogers sooo much.

Fukui_sanYesOta February 22, 2012 at 12:16 am

Good god. Coolest President evar.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:51 am

Srsly.

Fukui_sanYesOta February 22, 2012 at 3:48 am

Certainly in my lifetime. My first remembered is Reagan, and I disliked him at eight years old in his first term.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

The younger stepson had the same exact reaction at the same age. I was surprised, since you don't expect a kid that age to have any real political sense (even if three of their parents are political junkies), but I think the light bulb went off for him when Reagan was "joking" about bombing Moscow. (Fucking idiotic ghoulish prick.) Numba Two Son turned to me with tears in his eyes and said, "I hate him. He doesn't care if he dies because he's old and he already lived. I don't want to die. I haven't lived. I want to grow up and be old like him." The poor little tyke might not have understood the depth of that evil wretch's mendacity, but to him, the outcome was pretty clear: the old fuck didn't give a shit if every little kid in the world died.

bumfug February 22, 2012 at 12:17 am

No wonder these republican stooges hate him – they know that even if he was poor and had no political power, their women would swim across rivers to fuck him.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:53 am

Now that you mention it … HAHAHAHA!!! And he's got a dick that's bigger than all of theirs put together, or at least THEY think so, so that's gotta be burning some SAD holes in their britches. Either that or being the bunch of closeted fucking screaming queens that they are, they're all having to hold on to their wangers with both hands to keep from crawling over to lick his boots for an hour or two.

gullywompr February 22, 2012 at 12:18 am

Hmmm, wonder what the good folks at Free Republic will say about this….

Fukui_sanYesOta February 22, 2012 at 12:24 am

They say things like:

Historically, kings don’t care what it cost the peasants for their indulgence

I know we have grown used to this kind of gross behavior but I am sitting here with a sick heart watching this man and his family party in our White House while our country is staggering. My son has his first track meet of his life tomorrow and his dad can’t be there because he has to work out of state. Obama’s daughters just arrived home on our plane from another vacation in time to party. This man can not get 4 more years.

Then make some really shit (and racist) jokes about that hottie Michelle's fat arse

then, and this made me laugh

Obama has his rock star mojo- we have magic underwear and a sweater vest. great.

arihaya February 22, 2012 at 12:56 am

Magic Underwear/Sweater Vest 2012 ??

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 22, 2012 at 1:03 am

Oh! Fetch me my fainting couch! It is so SHAMEFUL what this low-class thug has done to The People's White House! How I long for the dignified presidents of the past, who were always so very, very dignified!

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 1:49 am
MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:59 am

Warning: Just accept the fact that a whole bunch of American presidents have behaved like completely undignified assholes. Unless you're as sensitive as an old boar/sow, in which case, don't blame Dok or me if you have nightmares.

Damn your eyes, Dok, you agent provocateur!

Limeylizzie February 22, 2012 at 7:55 am

I love you.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

Oh, my.

Just glad I don't have to write anything at the chalkboard right now, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

imissopus February 22, 2012 at 1:10 am

Yeah, Obama never has to travel for work. Why, his office is right in his house!

Fer fuck's sake.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:55 am

"In our White House [...]"? Doesn't THAT just say it all.

Fukui_sanYesOta February 22, 2012 at 3:53 am

Someone's husband has to work out of state (feel lucky for having a job) after the near-depression caused by idiotic monetary and tax policy during a Republican Presidency, then blame Obama.

Oh, and then call it our White House.

Now, I don't know that lady's personal situation, but in general I'd invite voters with that grasp of economics and politics to die screaming in a fiery car crash.

edit: That's a bit harsh but I don't care at this point.

finallyhappy February 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

I had to work out of state some years ago when it was my daughter's birthday. I didn't like George Bush(ok, I loathed him) but it never occurred to me that it was his fault. Something is missing in my logic.

BerkeleyBear February 22, 2012 at 11:29 am

Yeah,I spent most of 2000-07 one call away from travel on short notice, my holiday/family plans be damned. But not once did I blame my travel schedule on GWB.

40 or 50 % McShineys February 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Well, for one, GWB is white. Come on now, you know the rules.

Now, if you were one of these real patriots, you'd be blaming your travel schedule from 2000 – 2007 on Obama.

Get with the program, already!

Guppy February 22, 2012 at 12:21 am

Your local Wonkett is supported by PETA bait-and-switch clickwhoring, Flash-based eco driving games, the all-knowing Campbell Brown, and asshats like you.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 1:58 am

Wuh?

Guppy February 22, 2012 at 2:10 am

Sorry, a reflex from seeing mention of PBS.

I'm holding out for the free tote bag.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 3:08 am

Ah. Never mind, then.

arihaya February 22, 2012 at 12:21 am

apart from singing, there is another similarity in taste between Obama and Thomas Jefferson, if you know what I mean .. hehehe

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

arihaya, you slut, are YOU ogling Michelle Obama TOO? Take a number and get in line, dood.

Not that that selfish Barack will let us within a mile of her.

SorosBot February 22, 2012 at 12:24 am

Could you just imagine Mittens or Santorum singing like that?

GhostBuggy February 22, 2012 at 12:48 am

I'm pretty sure they both thought Kevin Bacon was the villain in "Footloose," so no, I can't.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:01 am

Please god, why do you even ask me to imagine those assholes singing? They probably sound like assholes singing. If you get my drift. And I b'leev you do.

Z Crudmonger February 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

Teddy Pendergrass's muse found new employment, it seems, with Mr. O.

ibwilliamsi February 22, 2012 at 12:30 am

Nice house band!

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 1:59 am

No shit.

BlackRhino February 22, 2012 at 12:30 am

Sing it Berry!!!, and when the panties come flyin’ pick up a pair and wipe your forehead.

coolhandnuke February 22, 2012 at 12:37 am

Your move Hank Williams Jr.

Pat_Pending February 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

Should we feel bad about his coolness? Actually, I'm sitting here watching American Experience – Clinton, and they're just now going thru Lewinsky and Whitewater and alla that shit, and frankly, no. I don't feel bad at all. Obama is hot, Michelle is hot, they look like they still fuck each other, and their kids are cool. No, I'm not in any position to say whether any of what I think is true, but…

Z Crudmonger February 22, 2012 at 1:16 am

I'm feeling pretty cool about his badness. Watching the same show, whatever happened to Ken Starr?

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 1:52 am

I think he's writing the Letters to Penthouse column these days.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:02 am

Gainful employment, then, more's the pity. I'm sure Biely has plans for him that will satisfy even *my* twisted wishes.

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 8:02 am

I watched the series, too, and was struck by how uncannily similar what they did to Clinton is happening to Obama, except that instead of going after business deals and sex scandals, they are just totally making up shit out of the blue, now 24/7, 365.

What left me hopeful was that they also detail what happens when Republicans overreach, and 2012 is really building up to show that, again. But, that also left me exhausted, because we shouldn't be fighting the exact same battles every decade. We should have grown beyond some of the crap we're still fighting over.

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

The Dixiecrats will not be sated until you sing a line from "Sweet Home Alabama", Mr. President-man.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 22, 2012 at 1:15 am

Well, we all did what we can do.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

Does your conscience bother you?

DerrickWildcat February 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

There's a Sweet Home Chicago too? Just how in the heck many Sweet Homes are there?

Beanball February 22, 2012 at 1:21 am

Sweet Home Chicago be the original. Not sure but I believe Robert Johnson wrote it and Muddy Waters electrified it on Maxwell Street.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:04 am

Hey, man, *everybody's* home is sweet to *them.*

OK, there's gotta be a few places where that isn't true. But I haven't yet met a human being who doesn't miss their home, no matter where they come from.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

"Stinky Home Newark" never really caught on.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I have friends from NJ who LERVE Newark, even as they complain about it.

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 12:44 am

Oh, you guys just wait until Ron Paul fires up the Wurlitzer and cranks out a stirring rendition of "The Entertainer". The wimmenz will just glide right out of their seats.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:04 am

The nonagenarians, anyway.

Jadetiger79 February 22, 2012 at 2:16 am

You owe me a new keyboard.

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 3:07 am

Lo siento.

Nostrildamus February 22, 2012 at 12:46 am
RadioSBJ February 22, 2012 at 1:11 am

True man, true.

HistoriCat February 22, 2012 at 11:05 am

It's good to be the king President.

LesBontemps February 22, 2012 at 12:49 am

Yeah, being preznit is okay, and killing Bin Laden was all right, and saving the auto industry is all in a day's work, but being on stage with BB King, Jeff Beck and Mick Jagger is fuckin awesome!

angerbear February 22, 2012 at 12:53 am

It lacks the passion and fervor of John Ashcroft's classic live performances, but it's a decent effort. I give it an 8.

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 1:54 am

Let the eagle be sore.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:06 am

Fortunately, there isn't much on this planet that *has* the passion and fervor of John Ashcroft's classic live performance.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 3:04 am

Excuse me for a belated remark, but fuck John Asscroft. Or, butt-fuck John Asscroft. Your choice.

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 3:10 am

Dude, if the Republiklans break down and run Zombie Reagan for President, then Obama can pull a reverse-Ashcroft when the dead guy loses.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 3:14 am

Luckily, I am *way* too fucking stoned to figure out what the fuck you're talking about.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 3:13 am

No, thanks, I've already barfed.

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 3:26 am

And speaking of Ashcroft clones (which no one was), I can't believe teh Wonkette failed to feature this story from 2010, but I can't find any post about it in teh Wonkette archive.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Jezus. Coochie-Nelly getting his underoos in a wad over titties.

Does anybody else here think these Republicans *really hate women*?

NellCote71 February 22, 2012 at 12:56 am

me first. So.very cute.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:46 am

I've had dibs on him (and her) since 2008.

NellCote71 February 22, 2012 at 7:26 am

2008? Harrumph. The Stones have been my No. 1 band since the 1960s, and you have to be the coolest person in the world to have Mick hand you the mic, so I win by circuitous logic.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Wait … I'm still figuring that out. You go ahead and move up in line, I'm'a go look for pen and paper.

NellCote71 February 22, 2012 at 1:07 am

Now I understand why people spend millions of dollars and give up their lives to be president, so they can jam with Mick Jagger and B.B. King. Repugs, you are so toast.

RadioSBJ February 22, 2012 at 1:08 am
gullywompr February 22, 2012 at 1:19 am

Yes he can!

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Sure looks that way, don't it?

SayItWithWookies February 22, 2012 at 1:32 am

Well sure, Barry grew up in church, so singing comes naturally to him. It would be like if Dubya had to get his daddy to pay for his ex-girlfriend's abortion back when it was illegal. But for some reason nobody thinks of that as a talent they want to see people compete in — kinda discriminatory if you ask me.

BarackMyWorld February 22, 2012 at 2:36 am

Pfft…what? Muslim church maybe.

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 3:08 am

What church?

BerkeleyBear February 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

The church of the laid back bragh, bragh. It's an island thing. (And yeah, Wookies for once is off base – O's family wasn't religious, according to his memoirs).

Callyson February 22, 2012 at 1:38 am

Hey frothy mix–remember when you said you were not the most exciting guy in the room, but you were the one that the girl wanted to take home to Mother? Guess again…

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm

At this point, the only reason any "girl" would want to take this asshole home to mother is if mother was a fucking serial killer with a taste for skinning her victims.

mmeetoilenoir February 22, 2012 at 1:45 am

Dammit…I was sitting here watching this video, and my panties just flew off! I couldn't help it. It's Barry's fault. Must be his Cranial Alien O' Doom that did it.

Jadetiger79 February 22, 2012 at 2:14 am

This is so freakin' awesome I can't even sit still. Seriously.

aguacatero February 22, 2012 at 2:20 am

Your move, Mitt.

BarackMyWorld February 22, 2012 at 2:28 am

I can't *wait* to hear what Newtron has to say about this.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 2:29 am

This was really a short illustration of just how good a politician is President Obama. We all know that he had to know that the band would want him to sing, but he waited until they asked. And then got Michelle's approval. And then sang just enough to prove he could (even though the key was a couple steps up from his natural range), shared the mic, and made a graceful exit.

Stage presence is not the most important attribute of a President (or else I wouldn't regard Reagan as the worst abomination ever inflicted on the USA), but having some of it sure beats the hell out of his immediate predecessor fuckwit, or any of the barely self-feeding fuckwits contending for the Republican nomination.

/ Please excuse the repetition of "fuckwit" in the foregoing. I'm drunk,. /

finallyhappy February 22, 2012 at 8:10 am

I like fuckwit- much better than a word I have asked to be deleted from Wonkette and every where else.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

No, man, you totally nailed it. Esp. with the fuckwitz.

pinkocommi February 22, 2012 at 2:32 am

obama not only would win the talent and interview portions of the pageant, but he also wins the swimsuit competition. hands down.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 2:35 am

Hands down where?

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Pretty much.

Numbat_Dundee February 22, 2012 at 2:52 am

Now all he has to do to fix the economy is get the band back together and hold a big concert at that lake.

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2012 at 3:02 am

What? Another Illuminatus ref?

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

And then the zombie Nazi troops come marching out and SLAUGHTER all those hippie kidz, and Bammerz is promoted to High Illuminatus, yay!

Wut? A dream? WUT DO U MEAN, a dream?

zappadoo76 February 22, 2012 at 3:33 am

Obama is indisputably the "coolest" President ever. On the down side, he is instituting a police state, subsidizing capitalist hegemony and aggressively pushing US imperialism. But then, nobody's perfect.

Fukui_sanYesOta February 22, 2012 at 4:09 am

Instituting a police state?

No, he's not fucking perfect by a long shot. I still think he's far far better than the alternative.

I'd like to see congress push far more left and Obama get a second term – that would be change. When Congress (esp Reps) lean hard, teabaggy right then Obama gets left in the cold without compromise, and those fucking cunts like Boehner won't because they can't, because of the teabaggers.

C_R_Eature February 22, 2012 at 6:46 am

I was in the audience, years ago, when some kid asked the esteemed political journalist and weapons expert Dr. Hunter S. Thompson almost this very same question. His response was "Grow up!"

It's like this: You can't stop or turn a Motor Vessel on a dime and the first thing you have to do when taking over from an incompetent Captain is see to the safety of your command.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

How exactly is he "instituting a police state"? Because according to my research, that occurred at least 12 years ago, and IIRC, Mr. Obama was not involved in policy-making in any way, shape, or form, on the Federal level. Please feel free to provide a cite, because if you have information to the contrary, I would really appreciate having access to same. As for "subsidizing capitalist hegemony," that is another charge that lies a little thin. This is a capitalist economy, and the process of ensuring hegemony for this particular economic structure occurred some hundreds of years before Mr. Obama was born. You're certainly free to provide cites to the contrary, but I suspect you will not find any.

As for "aggressively pushing US imperialism," given that this country has done that for approximately 200 or more years without Mr. Obama's help, I'd really like to know exactly how you managed to lay the blame for *this* at Mr. Obama's feet. AFAICS, he has done a great deal towards reducing US imperialism while maintaining his mandated duty of countering any activity that might negatively affect the US and its interests.

I am very interested in hearing your response. Thank you.

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Remember, my friends, that a concern troll is still but a troll by another name.

ruperto32 February 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

What are you talking about, kid? Don't you have some homework to do?

Cannolele February 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

The other name for troll is "negropolis." Black city? Is that what you want? A city populated entirely by black people? Why are you pushing that particular piece of racism?

EloquentScience February 22, 2012 at 3:37 am

Still waiting for Mick and Barack to rock my world with their duet of "Brown Sugar".

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

If Barry is anything at ALL like me or any other brown person, he will heartily kick Mick Jagger's ass when the first syllable escapes those despicable lips.

arihaya February 22, 2012 at 4:07 am

Miss Lindsey has a heartbreak any day now

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Miss Lindsay's been crying herself sick ever since Barry first appeared on the national stage — with Michelle.

Cannolele February 22, 2012 at 4:08 am

O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain!
My tables—meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain—
At least I am sure it may be so in Denmark.

Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 105–109

Extemporanus February 22, 2012 at 4:19 am

A song written nearly 100 years ago by a young African-American man whose father was run out of town by a lynch mob of white landowners…

Performed by a multi-racial group of American and British musicians in a White House built and at one time inhabited by African-American slaves…

Sung by a bi-racial African-American president of the United States of America whose wife and daughters are descendants of African-American slaves.

The E string of the aural universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

NellCote71 February 22, 2012 at 7:40 am

Amen on that. Sometimes, some very few sweet times, allis right with the world.

Limeylizzie February 22, 2012 at 8:01 am

That was really beautiful, seriously.

finallyhappy February 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

Your last line is incredible(the whole thing is actually)

MozakiBlocks February 22, 2012 at 8:27 am

Damn son, you just made me tear up.

IncenseDebate February 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

This was beautiful.

weej_bain February 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

Extemp you bent that high E beautifully.

hunnybee February 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

sweet!

bringmeanaxe February 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Thanks for the wonderful comment, Extemp. I just shared it on Facebook.

Extemporanus February 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Much obliged for the kind replies, you guys…

Local_Mojo February 22, 2012 at 6:59 am

Much better than the Republican menstrual show.

hunnybee February 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm

brilliant.

FakaktaSouth February 22, 2012 at 7:32 am

That is incredibly cool, now I wanna see Pres O take something from Keith Richards.

johnnyzhivago February 22, 2012 at 7:35 am

Romney's rendition of "Who Let the Dogs Out" was a lot better.

finallyhappy February 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

I thought it was "Who doesn't let the Dogs out"

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Deserves many more upfisties. I regret that I have but one to give.

johnnyzhivago February 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

Santorum's getting all Glammed-up to do a Megadeth number at the debate tonight….

iburl February 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

Killing foreigners is my business and business is good.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Too late. The Megadeth dood has changed his mind about supporting Santorum.

NellCote71 February 22, 2012 at 7:48 am

"As president, Barack Obama told the audience, "Some nights when you want to go out and just take a walk, clear your head, or jump into a car just to take a drive, you can't do it. Secret Service won't let you. And that's frustrating.
"But then there are other nights where B.B. King and Mick Jagger come over to your house to play for a concert. So I guess things even out a little bit," he joked"

johnnyzhivago February 22, 2012 at 7:54 am

OT and no snark, because I'm pissed – I just saw this Franklin Graham (sic) on NBC questioning Obama – and Romney's Chistianity. Who IS THIS TWAT (other than being the spawn of Billy Graham? Why does anyone care to hear him on the TV???

I don't profess to be a religious person, but I grew up in the Catholic Church and have been a Presbyterian for a number of years. I've never – EVER – heard a priest, nun, minister, bishop – whatever – talk about a member of another faith in a disparaging, obnoxious manner.

Why does this idiot deserve to be heard on TV?

Negropolis February 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

Are you seeing a rerun of his time on Morning Joe, or did they really allow him to make the TV circuit?

johnnyzhivago February 22, 2012 at 8:08 am

Lead story on NBC Today Show (was only watching after seeing the Northern Lights video teaser) – video from Morning Joe yesterday.

finallyhappy February 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

Well, there is some channel amongst the 1000's on my FIOS guide that has a Jimmy Swaggert show and then two other shows with 2 other Swaggerts. I bet this Graham has a show on one of those channels too. Of course, being on one of those stations is not the same as NBC but "major" media "news" shows are all whores too these days.

unclejeems February 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Well, duh. Only Baptists, and of them, only Southern Baptists, will ever walk dem golden streets. Didn't you know? Hell, I knew that by the time I was eight–since I went to a Southern Baptist church in California (with a bunch of misplaced Okies). It's your all-American exceptionalism, taken up a couple of notches. Nothing new here.

BlueStateLibel February 22, 2012 at 8:04 am

Nothing can hold a candle to Rick Santorium's ominous chanting of Gregorian medieval monk hymns. Nothing.

finallyhappy February 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

oh, shit, one of my kids applied there

unclejeems February 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Academics are fine. Starr's busy building the athletic program, so he doesn't pay any attention to the other side of the university–unless it's, uh, Jewish http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/politic… .

An_Outhouse February 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

Big deal. Name me one colored man who can't sing. They're always bobbing and weaving a humming and dancing and such.

HistoriCat February 22, 2012 at 11:17 am
MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Oh gawd I love that scene! (wipes away tears of laughter) Doo dar, doo dar.

Mel Brooks, you evil, evil man.

Biff February 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Biz Markie, for one.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Alan Keyes?

Generation[redacted] February 22, 2012 at 9:41 am

Let's see a Republican get up and do a number with those CPAC white rappers.

MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Oh, PLEEZ. The fuckin' white Crappers were bad enough. The thought of Santorum flinging his angular limbs around while pretending to be one of those guys is simply barfacious.

James Michael Curley February 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

"I went to the crossroad
fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad
fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above "Have mercy, now
save poor Barack, if you please"

Definitely!
Add Clapton on lead, Jack Bruce on Bass, Ginger Baker on drums (if the meth hasn't killed him) and time will warp.

Larry McAwful February 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Lord a'mighty. I can't wait for Mittens to start jamming with the Osmond Family. Or for Rick Santorum to start jamming with Kentucky Clem's All-White-People Jug Band.

Suddenly I feel that all those nights I've spent in karaoke bars have served a purpose. I will be your next president! One more of my famous Fixx or Devo renditions, and I'll be ready to start my exploratory committee! Why not follow a blues-and-R&B-singing president with a new wave-singing president? I'd appreciate your vote! Thanks!

YouBetcha February 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I would hit that every day. Twice on Sunday.

ghblowhard February 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Now if we could just get Bill Clinton to play the saxophone while Barry sings!

smoothmineral February 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Barack Obama for King!

ttommyunger February 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Tall, smart, athletic, talented and prolly has a huge dick. (Boehner, McConnell and Cantor sob uncontrollably)

joshleefolsom February 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Hey, man, you put B.B. King and Mick Jagger in the headline, but Buddy Guy is the dude that called him up. Also, he sang a chorus not a verse. 2 cents from a blues nut. MOBAMA!!

flamingpdog February 22, 2012 at 3:22 am
MittBorg February 22, 2012 at 3:24 am

Oh, geez, I'd finally managed to forget about that.

Limeylizzie February 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I did that with someone's post the other day, I don't remember who wrote it , but it was awesomely fab., it was about priests buttfucking young boys.

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