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QUESTION O-THORITY
L.N. Smithee Blog ^ | January 27, 2009 | L.N. Smithee

Posted on 01/27/2009 6:29:49 PM PST by L.N. Smithee

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, the "bluest" metropolitan region in the United States of America. Do those of you living elsewhere think you're surrounded by Obamamania? Within the city limits, you cannot walk or drive more than half a block before you see the ubiquitous (yet brilliantly conceived) Obama campaign logo or some sort of poster, sign, or t-shirt lauding his existence or victory. People here are still in the moment that began last November, hanging on their own personal sweet love hangover.

For all of us who don't buy into the hype, it's difficult to express ourselves without sounding belligerent. This is not because we are itching for an argument about President Obama's abilities, but because that is the way every doubt about him sounds to his True Believers. Their admiration of him, devotion to him, and in some cases obsession with him usually is reserved solely for followers of religious leaders. I got sick of waiting for someone else to come up with a way to forcefully -- yet politely -- express resistance to something I have never experienced in my life: Americans treating a national leader as if he were a god.

Noting that people -- led by mainstream media figures and politicians on both sides -- are being encouraged not to question Obama's judgment (or at least, temporarily mute their concerns) on his appointees, his policies, his stated goals, and his methods of attaining them, it seemed to me the tables had turned since the '60s and '70s, when default wisdom was to distrust the government rather than rally around the President. Back then, it wasn't uncommon to see the bumper sticker reading "QUESTION AUTHORITY."

It has been a while since I've seen that sticker. The ones condemning the President have been a good deal more personally insulting the past eight years. It occurred to me that it was time for that sentiment -- which is a good idea regardless of the quality of the leader targeted -- to make a comeback.

And so, I give you -- FWIW -- "QUESTION O-THORITY."



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: authority; barack; obama; question

1 posted on 01/27/2009 6:29:49 PM PST by L.N. Smithee
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To: L.N. Smithee
Within the city limits, you cannot walk or drive more than half a block before you see the ubiquitous (yet brilliantly conceived) Obama campaign logo or some sort of poster, sign, or t-shirt lauding his existence or victory. People here are still in the moment that began last November, hanging on their own personal sweet love hangover.

I think Munich was like that too.

ML/NJ

2 posted on 01/27/2009 6:32:33 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: viaveritasvita

bookmark


3 posted on 01/27/2009 6:38:47 PM PST by viaveritasvita (The Grace of God has appeared, bringing Salvation to all men. Titus 2:11)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Indeed.Very good advice, and a very good piece. My kudos to you, L.N. Smithee.


4 posted on 01/27/2009 6:43:42 PM PST by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jubal Madison

Thanks, Madison. Everyone is smarter for having read your post. :)


5 posted on 01/27/2009 7:00:36 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (Yes, I am black. No, It's NOT wonderful. No, I'm NOT proud of him. No, I DON'T want any Kool-Aid.)
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To: All; Admin Moderator
Doggone it, the graphic is vanishing again.

Here's a link in case you can't see it.

It should be below. If that fails, click on my blog link above.


6 posted on 01/27/2009 7:04:36 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (Yes, I am black. No, It's NOT wonderful. No, I'm NOT proud of him. No, I DON'T want any Kool-Aid.)
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To: L.N. Smithee
Great line, L.N. - I'll be stealing that one!

Geez, I forgot you lived in the heart of Red Diaperdom. Hang in there, buddy.

7 posted on 01/27/2009 7:05:39 PM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: The man who created The Sock-Puppet Constitution.)
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To: L.N. Smithee
The logo appears to be getting banned by google.com.

Wonder if it was the Chicoms gave them the order, or Obama himself?

These guys will, of course, use "brown" armbands, right?

8 posted on 01/27/2009 7:10:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: L.N. Smithee
It has been a while since I've seen that sticker...

He obviously hasn't seen my tag-line...

9 posted on 01/27/2009 7:16:24 PM PST by gridlock (QUESTION AUTHORITY)
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To: muawiyah; L.N. Smithee
The logo appears to be getting banned by google.com.

Hey, Google was on that like they were all over Bush getting Google-bombed with "miserable failure".

Oh, hang on - like they were all over Obama getting Google-bombed with "miserable failure". Not Bush. He's evil, and should be prosecuted for war crimes.

10 posted on 01/27/2009 7:20:58 PM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: The man who created The Sock-Puppet Constitution.)
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To: L.N. Smithee

you know when it’s really bad ? when you walk into your favorite restaurant and see his pic on the wall just like the days when the Shah of Iran was in power.


11 posted on 01/27/2009 7:39:21 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Scooters work good in Vermont snow)
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To: L.N. Smithee

They are like Zombies blinded by mindlessness. Mr. BO makes the hair on my neck rise and my skin crawl.


12 posted on 01/27/2009 7:59:50 PM PST by Pilated
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To: L.N. Smithee
We should all stop complaining, get on the band wagon and sing for evermore the following praises.

Barack! The herald angels sing
Glory to our selected King!"
Peace on earth as Obama smiles
Bush and Cheney reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Ignoring all Obama ties
To Joe the plumber understand:
Spread the wealth through out the land"
Barack The herald angels sing
Glory to the Messiah King!"

Barack by highest media adored
Obama beat another Bush for four!
Just in time behold His star
He's the one we've been waiting for
Veiled in overt mystery
Hail the socialist Deity
Pleased are we for he excels
Don’t ask green card of Emmanuel
Barack! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the Messiah King!"

Barack obscure-born Prince of Change!
Hail the protégé of Franklin Raines!
Hope and healthcare to all He brings
Witnessed by his articulate speech
Soon he'll lay waste to the courts
Snatch 401k’s from working force
Retreat U.S. from foreign lands
Give Bin Laden a second chance
Barack! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the Messiah King!"

13 posted on 01/27/2009 8:11:31 PM PST by Tx2stepper (Nothing but butterflies, rainbows and unicorns.)
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To: L.N. Smithee
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14 posted on 01/27/2009 8:19:09 PM PST by peggybac (Sexual French Silk - don't erraticate me!)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Well done!

I’m so glad I moved away from the SF Bay Area, although I have to admit it was kinda fun seeing the “it’s the end of the world as we know it” looks on the libs’ faces when I was living there the years that Gore and Kerry lost their respective elections.


15 posted on 01/27/2009 8:24:54 PM PST by Theresawithanh (I thought I was feeling all "tingly" about Zer0bama, but it was just my sciatica acting up...)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Bill Clinton’s nickname was Slick Willey. I wonder if Zero’s could be Slimy Barry. ;0)


16 posted on 01/28/2009 6:30:06 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR

Scary Barry seems to fit.


17 posted on 01/28/2009 4:10:50 PM PST by Tx2stepper (Nothing but butterflies, rainbows and unicorns.)
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To: an amused spectator; muawiyah

OK, it's up on Flickr now. Hopefully, it will stay up at this URL: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3234707673_26c5b42fe2.jpg?v=0

By the way, spectator, you are free to use it and reproduce it.

18 posted on 01/28/2009 4:51:51 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (Yes, I am black. No, It's NOT wonderful. No, I'm NOT proud of him. No, I DON'T want any Kool-Aid.)
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To: holdonnow

Keep up the EXCELLENT work.

19 posted on 01/28/2009 4:53:09 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (Yes, I am black. No, It's NOT wonderful. No, I'm NOT proud of him. No, I DON'T want any Kool-Aid.)
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To: L.N. Smithee
Thanks! Already posted on another thread today - should have credited you. :-(

I will in future.

20 posted on 01/28/2009 5:09:20 PM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: Tx2stepper

That half white racist doesn’t scare me. Nero Zero fits him pretty well. Nero was popular with the common people even when he executed his mother and half brother. Any person that disagreed with him was killed.

Fearing execution, He committed suicide after a military coup drove him from the throne.


21 posted on 01/29/2009 5:20:02 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR

Oh come on now, that sounds just down right un-patriotic.
Haven’t you heard the reports of all the school children singing praises to BO the great?

Haven’t you seen all the posters, Tee shirts, banners, coffee mugs and billboards of our new messiah?

Hasn’t each day since conception and Ommaculation been sunny and bright?

No mortgage worries, gas pains, medical anxieties, lack of employment or burdens of any kind. The One has arrived with salvation in hand.

What more could we want or hope for, than some government change in our pockets?

Recite after me:

Obama, who art in Washington,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Reign has come,
thy will be done,
as Marxist, Leninist socialism.
Give us this day our daily hand out.
And keep us in eternal aspiration,
as we forgive those that conspire against us.
Lead us not into affluence,
but deliver us from capitalism.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
Omen


22 posted on 01/29/2009 9:43:44 PM PST by Tx2stepper (Nothing but butterflies, rainbows and unicorns.)
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To: Tx2stepper
The dumb asses(donkeys,demorats)may kill you if you diss the Black Messiah. Stay away from the kool aid. ;0)
23 posted on 01/30/2009 4:26:39 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR

Kool-Aid?

You mean

OBAM-AID

Ooo-bama here bringing you fun
Obama’s got those woes on the run
With his big pork heavy
Ear to ear stimulus smi-i-ile


24 posted on 01/30/2009 12:11:43 PM PST by Tx2stepper (Nothing but butterflies, rainbows and unicorns.)
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