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Maureen Dowd: Put Aside Logic (Obama as Spock)
The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2009 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 05/11/2009 3:24:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Final Frontier

I dreamed that Spock saved our planet, The Daily Planet of journalism.

Instead of swooping in to figure out the dimensionality and logarithms to rescue the world from red matter, as Spock does in J. J. Abrams’s dazzling new “Star Trek,” I imagined Spock rescuing read matter for the world.

Newspapers are an “endangered species,” as John Kerry called us in a Senate hearing last week, just as the Vulcans are in the new prequel.

I know Barack Spock likes newspapers. An aide told me during the campaign that Mr. Obama would get cranky if he didn’t have some time set aside during the day to read The New York Times.

And it was clear from his very first news conference, when I began covering his long-shot bid for the White House and he began referring to stories he had read in The Times, that Mr. Obama’s supple mind was nourished by news and books. You knew he would never inspire alarm as W. did, that if Condi walked too far away or his notes blew off the lectern, he’d be utterly lost.

Once, during his campaign trip to Europe, Mr. Obama told me that he had briefly sold subscriptions to The New York Times when he was at Columbia University to help pay for school, but confessed he wasn’t very good at it.

I said that if he won the presidency, he’d be pretty busy, but that maybe he could find time to sell a few more subscriptions. It would really help us out in the current business crunch.

He gave me that wry Spock look.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bailout; bho44; dinosaurmedia; drivebymedia; mandatorybarfalert; mba; msm; newspapers; obama; presstitutes
Oh Brother!!
1 posted on 05/11/2009 3:24:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dr. Spock maybe!


2 posted on 05/11/2009 3:25:54 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More like a tribble. Except tribbles were smarter since they didn’t like Klingons (democrats).


4 posted on 05/11/2009 3:27:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rules!


5 posted on 05/11/2009 3:27:22 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: JackRyanCIA

Maureen has had a vision about the future of the Gotham paper.


6 posted on 05/11/2009 3:28:56 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
....Barack Spock.....

Snort!

7 posted on 05/11/2009 3:29:17 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dowd is confusing the fictional character created by Gene Roddenberry with the fictional character created by George Soros.


8 posted on 05/11/2009 3:30:21 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: spodefly

Well now that I think about it they both do have something in common Spock is an alien from Vulcan and Obama is an illegal alien from Kenya!


9 posted on 05/11/2009 3:32:25 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: GQuagmire

Wow. 10 posts and no KZJ pics.


10 posted on 05/11/2009 3:33:36 PM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You knew he would never inspire alarm as W. did, that if Condi walked too far away or his notes blew off the lectern, he’d be utterly lost.

THIS IS TOO FUNNY!! Bimbo is lost when his teleprompter stops or goes down. This woman is delusional.


11 posted on 05/11/2009 3:33:57 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Obama . . . . had briefly sold subscriptions to The New York Times when he was at Columbia University to help pay for school, but confessed he wasn’t very good at it

Can't hawk newspapers, but eminently qualified as C-in-C...

12 posted on 05/11/2009 3:34:41 PM PDT by mikrofon (Illogical)
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi

It's about time for a sequel to The Wrath of Farrakhan.


"Spock! Are you out of your Vulcan mind?"

13 posted on 05/11/2009 3:35:14 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: spodefly

Great line.

Here I was wondering if MoDo has finally found a boyfriend who stays more than one night.


14 posted on 05/11/2009 3:35:20 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: SeanOGuano
I'll do it myself...



15 posted on 05/11/2009 3:36:29 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Spock would NOT be amused.
16 posted on 05/11/2009 3:41:22 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t see him as Spock, but I can see him as “Syler” from the “Heroes” TV series.

A sociopath that goes around lobotomizing the opposition and stealing their powers...


17 posted on 05/11/2009 3:43:40 PM PDT by PsyOp (Put government in charge of tire pressure, and we'll soon have a shortage of air. - PsyOp.)
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18 posted on 05/11/2009 3:52:12 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry. I saw this movie, and in it, Spock gets the hot black chic. No comparison to real life.


19 posted on 05/11/2009 4:12:17 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like Mo had too much to drink again.

20 posted on 05/11/2009 4:12:41 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought Sally Quinn's “Michelle as Mother in Chief” article in the Post was puerile. This one is worse.

I think these ladies are wildly singing praises to their secular gods to save them from the wrath of bankruptcy. Should either the Washington Post or the New York Times go bankrupt, the receiver or the new owner will start cutting costs wherever possible. Quinn and Dowd have been around since the 1970s, and would have large salaries.

Didn't Jesus talk about this when He gave the parable of the dishonest steward?

1 He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. 2 So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’

3 “Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’

5 “So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.

9 “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home. 10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?

13 “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

(Luke 16: 1-13, from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

These meretricious journalists have been dishonest stewards, and a new master will fire them. Wherever shall they go? Why, to the Obama Administration!

21 posted on 05/11/2009 4:13:52 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: I_be_tc

OMG!! I have to agree with you. Obama is CLEARLY lost without someone speaking what to say into his ear. Ever heard the long pauses, the stumbling, stammering, the staring over. eg. “I want to speak to you tonight from the heart” - bzzzzzzzzzzz, “Good evening once again!! I can’t take this FRAUD anymore. I don’t know how you folks tolerate this. CO


22 posted on 05/11/2009 4:15:42 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This makes total sense.

I dreamed that Spock saved our planet, The Daily Planet of journalism.

Instead of swooping in to figure out the dimensionality and logarithms to rescue the world from red matter, as Spock does in J. J. Abrams’s dazzling new “Star Trek,” I imagined Spock rescuing read matter for the world.

obama saving the RED MATTER AKA SOCIALISM.


23 posted on 05/11/2009 4:18:04 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's very telling when a woman of her years has to compete with a junior high homosexual.
24 posted on 05/11/2009 4:21:51 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Such a pity, to see Freepers still addicted to the Hollyweird teat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How dare the New Yockel Times call Oboobma Spoock!


25 posted on 05/11/2009 4:34:45 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is so much wrong here....

Obama's supple mind...

Gag me with a spoon!

Once, during his campaign trip to Europe, Mr. Obama told me that he had briefly sold subscriptions to The New York Times when he was at Columbia University to help pay for school

Maureen Dowd doesn't even know when she's being lied to...

An aide told me during the campaign that Mr. Obama would get cranky if he didn’t have some time set aside during the day to read The New York Times.

Again, please!

Maureen, along with her journalistic colleagues, suffers from some delusion that they are somehow indispensable to our civilization. WTF? A more misplaced sense of self-importance would be hard to find. If the NYT folded tomorrow who cares? I'll find another crossword source!

26 posted on 05/12/2009 2:00:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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