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Town Overboard! (Obamoron-mania)
Time Magazine ^ | January 15, 2009 | Ramesh Ponnuru

Posted on 01/16/2009 5:03:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

At least one segment of the economy is booming: the market in Obama kitsch. The dedicated supporter of the incoming President need not content himself with a T shirt or bumper sticker. Also available are Obama coasters, lava lamps, jigsaw puzzles, mugs, skateboards, toy trains, CDs, DVDs and, of course, commemorative dinner plates. Ben & Jerry's is introducing a Yes Pecan flavor in honor of Obama's campaign slogan, and Marvel Comics is running a special Inaugural issue of Spider-Man. Pepsi has created the Pepsi Optimism Project with a red, white and blue logo almost identical to Obama's sunrise button. And Obama's face now graces subway tickets sold in the nation's capital.

Officials in Washington expect record crowds for Jan. 20--record lines at the Porta-Potty too--and closing time at several hundred local bars and watering holes has been extended practically into the breakfast hour for celebrators' convenience. (Tourism is getting a boost outside D.C. too: in Honolulu, a $40 bus ride will take you to see where Obama scooped ice cream as a teen.) We have an economic stimulus plan, and his name is Barack Obama. (See pictures of Barack Obama on Flickr.)

Conservatives harrumph at all this adulation. Before declaring his greatness, we insist that we should wait for him to accomplish something for the country. (Spike Lee didn't even wait for the election. Last summer he said we were soon going to measure time by "BB, before Barack, and AB, after Barack.") In some of his supporters, we see the spectacle of secular-minded folk looking for a messiah. But we risk looking like spoilsports or sore losers, and we can sympathize with the excitement over the first nonwhite President, even if we would have preferred that someone else had played the role.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhoinaugural; democrats; inaugural; obama; obamainaugural; ponnuru; sacrilege; sheeple; zero
You'll be seeing all this junk at yard sales next year.
1 posted on 01/16/2009 5:03:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People will probably be burning it in their backyards next year. I don’t think it will have any resale value.


2 posted on 01/16/2009 5:10:50 PM PST by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is isn’t creepy yet. I hope it stops before it gets creepy.


3 posted on 01/16/2009 5:12:46 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GOD'S SECOND COMMANDMENT

You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

4 posted on 01/16/2009 5:15:47 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Dang, it's been creepy for awhile.

Some brain dead idiot at my job is holding an "inauguration party". . . . I haven't ever watched anybody's inauguration, I have work that has to get done.

5 posted on 01/16/2009 5:16:03 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary - recess appointment))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“you’ll be seeing all this junk at yard sales next year.”

rotflmao


6 posted on 01/16/2009 5:16:51 PM PST by ripley
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The whole thing is a damn cult. Period. The guy has turned into an icon. Truly a sad situation, since it has nothing to do with ephereal goofiness like pop music, but with real issues.


7 posted on 01/16/2009 5:18:14 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ripley

Yep there is no way any of the items will ever be worth anything because they have mass produced and saturaed the market with everything under the sun. It makes me laugh how they are wasting their money on stuff they will hate in 2 years.


8 posted on 01/16/2009 5:20:24 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: the invisib1e hand

THIS IS WHY MY DIET PEPSI LOOKS LIKE IT DOES??????

OOOOOOOOOhhh, I am so angry. When I first saw the new bottle design, I thought for a minute of BO and said nah, they always change their designs every once in a while.
Well, Monday morning I am calling Pepsi and telling them If they want to do this sneaky garbage that is where the case of soda a week I buy will go to. I will also tell a lot of other people. SOB’s. I am so angry right now. (can you tell, lol)


9 posted on 01/16/2009 5:20:34 PM PST by MarineMom613 (My son is My Hero!!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; All

Indeed this is creepy.

I say this...

If you’re not creeped out, you’re not paying attention.


10 posted on 01/16/2009 5:24:06 PM PST by BillyKess (Check out my blog http://www.billykess.com/blog)
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To: MarineMom613

One of the more interesting marketing gimicks is that spokesmen and key goodguys in commercials always look like the sitting president.

I am starting to see Hussain look-alikes in print ads.


11 posted on 01/16/2009 5:26:37 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: MarineMom613
NEW PEPSI BOTTLES AND CANS
12 posted on 01/16/2009 5:28:10 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I walked into IHOP today and there is a big picture of Hussain infront of the Constitution and bunting. I walked out after telling the server that I found the partisianship offensive.


13 posted on 01/16/2009 5:28:37 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: livius
I'm waiting for Obama toilet tissue.
14 posted on 01/16/2009 5:29:03 PM PST by bikerman
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To: MarineMom613

Diet Pepsi was my fave, carbonated bev. Not any more. Mountain Dew is off the list, too.


15 posted on 01/16/2009 5:37:03 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
what...no buttons that glow in the dark?


16 posted on 01/16/2009 5:37:30 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: MarineMom613

I may have to switch to Diet Coke because of this.


17 posted on 01/16/2009 5:37:44 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- my DH is in his 26th year of military service! PRAY 4 OUR TROOPS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“To his credit, Obama has done little to encourage this frenzy.”

That statement can certainly be interpreted in more ways than one.


18 posted on 01/16/2009 5:38:36 PM PST by dianed
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To: Evil Slayer

Did you read Deaner’s comment on that site? LOL


19 posted on 01/16/2009 5:42:19 PM PST by dianed
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To: bikerman; 2ndDivisionVet
~ "I'm waiting for Obama toilet tissue." ~

Speaking of which:

-record lines at the Porta-Potty too-

Hope they CHANGE the liners in those Porta-Potties very frequently or something other than the crowd is going to be "overflowing" during the Inaugural Parade.

20 posted on 01/16/2009 5:44:11 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: bikerman

Ahh dude...ya beat me to it.


21 posted on 01/16/2009 5:45:13 PM PST by Pipe Dog
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To: AnAmericanMother

My small town in NC is having an Inaugural Ball.

I belong to a women’s organization which has a few black members. A couple of them view everything in terms of race. Anything we want to do as a group, must pass their “can we sell it to Our People test?” I am so sick of hearing “our people”!

We didn’t buy tickets to the town’s Inaugural Ball, but wonder what they would have said if we had said “sorry, that just doesn’t sell to My People”. I can imagine the outcry.


22 posted on 01/16/2009 5:48:17 PM PST by kalee
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To: dianed

Yeah, that was a good one. LOL


23 posted on 01/16/2009 5:48:28 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: AnAmericanMother
oops, should be Anything we want to do as a group, must pass their “can we sell it to Our People?" test.
24 posted on 01/16/2009 5:50:24 PM PST by kalee
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To: bikerman


25 posted on 01/16/2009 5:53:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: bikerman

BHO TP http://www.jeremyinc.com/


26 posted on 01/16/2009 5:55:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ben & Jerry's is introducing a Yes Pecan flavor in honor of Obama's campaign slogan

This will only make sense to Yankees.

27 posted on 01/16/2009 5:57:00 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At this point, I am convinced that Priscilla Presley is Barack Obama’s PR person.


28 posted on 01/16/2009 6:04:08 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

LOL. Velvet Obama.


29 posted on 01/16/2009 6:09:35 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Chickensoup
Haven't seen anything like that at our Waffle House.

Even though it's owned and managed by a nice middle-aged black man.

I bet he's figuring that he's going to get a good chunk of his income taken away, and doesn't give a flip about the color of the man who's going to do it . . . .

30 posted on 01/16/2009 7:02:09 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary - recess appointment))
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To: Fred Nerks

Those buttons probably have radioactive radium on them.


31 posted on 01/16/2009 7:07:43 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Fred Nerks
Yikes!

"The only shining example of every German is our Führer Adolf Hitler."

The buttons say "Loyalty to Loyalty" - motto of the German paratroopers and also some of the SS.

The typewritten label notes helpfully that the buttons glow in the dark.

I suppose this is what passes for Prussian culture (see the watermark).

32 posted on 01/16/2009 7:09:57 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary - recess appointment))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Are we in a Sci Fi Movie with the POD people taking over the country?

Judging by the ridiculous election results, and the blind faith of the Obamunists, IF an Alien race decided the Earth was ripe for taking, they could do it without us knowing what hit us.

Rod Serling was way ahead of his time. In his stories, the Aliens usually succeeded, i.e., To Serve Man.

33 posted on 01/16/2009 7:33:17 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two wolves and one sheep deciding what's for dinner.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
closing time at several hundred local bars and watering holes has been extended practically into the breakfast hour for celebrators' convenience.

Really bad idea.

34 posted on 01/16/2009 8:18:08 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will they be selling roach clips as well?

This has gone far beyond nauseating.

35 posted on 01/17/2009 3:25:19 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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