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A Star Falls Over Chicago
Sultan Knish ^ | October 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/24/2012 5:09:43 AM PDT by expat1000

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To: The Mayor

Rus, You know higher-up muckitty-mucks in the GOP Party...

GET THIS TO THEM FAST~!!!!

Make Sure Carl sees it too!

THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


51 posted on 10/24/2012 11:30:19 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: expat1000

LET’S ALL CONTACT THE MODERATOR AND ASK THEM TO MARK THIS AS A *MUST READ* AND KEEP IT POSTED AT THE TOP


52 posted on 10/24/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: expat1000

Even with my ADD brain, I read to the end of that post.
Thanks for posting. What a great read. I will be passing it along.
It is well written and spot on.


53 posted on 10/24/2012 11:53:15 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence)
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To: expat1000

Ditto. Please add me to your ping list. Don’t know what the circulation of this column is going to be, but someone ought to get this to Rush and the others.

This could stand as what one might read in a history book sometime in the not too distant future.


54 posted on 10/24/2012 11:56:35 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: expat1000

Another satisfied customer. Please add me to the list.


55 posted on 10/24/2012 11:59:58 AM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: inkfarmer; expat1000

Spot on indeed.


56 posted on 10/24/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: expat1000

Could you add me as well? Thanks.


57 posted on 10/24/2012 12:10:00 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: expat1000

Could you please add me to the list? This is very good.


58 posted on 10/24/2012 12:17:46 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: expat1000
The only thing sadder than a hipster is a wannabe hipster and that's what Obama is now, a man in search of a meme, a one-man band in search of an artfully touching documentary about its travails in the wilds of Portland and a flat line in search of its trend.

Obama does not know how to govern. He does not know how to address the economy or war. The one thing he knows how to do is be popular. That is the one and only skill that he has cultivated in his life. And it is a good skill for a politician, but a politician whose only skill is popularity had better avoid taking responsibility for anything that might make him unpopular.

Ouch - that's going to leave a mark!

59 posted on 10/24/2012 12:18:33 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: BwanaNdege

———He is also the inventor of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, and is the only person alive who can drink more than three in a single sitting.-——

The comparison to Zaphod doesn’t hold up. The creation of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster was an achievement, an epic achievement. Barack Obama can claim no such achievement. He certainly can not claim to drink more than three.

Barack can’t compete with such a monumental fictional character because he has nothing with which to compete. Zaphod earned all his galactic honors and titles. Hussein was given his by ass kissers kowtowing for recognition.

In his wildest flights of imagination, Barack could never command the Heart of Gold. Being a failed lawyer, he lacks the technical where with all to even understand the concept of such a craft. In his wildest flights of imagination, even with big ears Barack could never under stand the technical complexity much less take the helm and navigate across the galaxy.

Even with the constant aid and assistance of a partially Iranian semi black assistant and a neurotic robot Obama couldn’t muster the brains to guide such a magnificent ship. He would send it out of control tumbling into the path of a galactic hiway crew or perhaps to be burned in the bowels of some star.

His major failing though, as we are seeing daily, is panic


60 posted on 10/24/2012 1:07:47 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; TADSLOS; Grampa Dave; sickoflibs
The good old days.

Prez and FL brought Oprah to help bring the Olympic games to Chicago--- the Olympic Committee said no thanks.

61 posted on 10/24/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: expat1000
And everybody said...

"Hooraa..... OOOHHHHNNNOOOOOO!!!!"


62 posted on 10/24/2012 1:54:33 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: bert

I humbly stand corrected. May I be sentenced to wait tables at The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe until closing time...

Perhaps Obama is analogous to the whale which materialized due to the Infinite Improbability Drive, the whale being the high-tech, futuristic version of the Post Turtle?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsK6aRuSBIc


63 posted on 10/24/2012 1:55:01 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Liz; GOPJ; TADSLOS; Grampa Dave; sickoflibs

” The good old days. “

LOL....just one of the gals.

” the Olympic Committee said no thanks. “

Chiefly due to the cost of sweeping up all of the dead bodies every sunday night : )


64 posted on 10/24/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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later


65 posted on 10/24/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Liz

MO and VJ ruined his relationship with Oprah like a bucket of napalm and a pack of matches used on a rope bridge...


66 posted on 10/24/2012 2:08:13 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: onyx
have faith !

67 posted on 10/24/2012 2:17:46 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: onyx

Brutally delicious!!

LOL!!


68 posted on 10/24/2012 2:24:42 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Liz

Did you get the ironic bit at the end of Oprah’s recollection? Michelle sat her down and kept going over and over again about how good the White House pastry chefs were. Why they made the best pies, she kept telling her over and over again. Oprah took that as a big fat cue, yet their chat ended and-no pie-”I got no pie.”

Silly girl-as any Tea Partier in 2009 could have told her, in this world you don’t wait for somebody to give you a slice; in this world you make your own damn pie!


69 posted on 10/24/2012 2:29:06 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL——I guess the OC was concerned that the relay teams would have to navigate, maybe jump over, all the dead bodies (registered Democrats) that accumulate every night.


70 posted on 10/24/2012 2:29:15 PM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: Mr. K

OK, I will send it out to an email list of them I have but never use.


71 posted on 10/24/2012 2:29:33 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: expat1000

72 posted on 10/24/2012 2:39:25 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: expat1000

Obama has been flushed and now circles the bowl soon to be but a distant memory.


73 posted on 10/24/2012 2:46:05 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: expat1000

Perhaps the author of this endless creed should not be so critical of the other long-winded blowhard.

Using half the words would have made this a great article.


74 posted on 10/24/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: expat1000

Please add me to your list. Thanks!


75 posted on 10/24/2012 2:57:36 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: expat1000

Now THAT was a delicious read. I only wish I thought Obongo would see it.


76 posted on 10/24/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: expat1000

Who IS Daniel Greenfield? What a genius. He final puts words to what kind of creatures we are dealing with.

I’m going to print this out and sleep with it under my pillow tonight, LOL.


77 posted on 10/24/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Harley

Yep, and the important consideration is that he wasted, as you said , four years that WE can never get back.HE doesn’t have to get them back, he exploited them every day for all his time in office, and two weeks from now, a gentle and disbelieving sadness will fall over him as he realizes he won’t be allowed any more time at all as the center of attention, yet, even now, delusionally deep-down, he must still expect MORE partying,golfing, celebrity appearances, fund-raising,(what a bitch that was-—too much like real work!) and the opportunity for more vapidly high-falutin’ speeches which are nothing but his signature passport into a perpetual
flavor-of-the-week credibility.So sad he and Mooshy will not have any more of their taxpayer funded Good Times, where they got to play King and Queen of the New Order.

Having said all that this piece by Daniel Greenberg is the best and bluntest thing about the Obama Phenomenon I’ve ever read. A post-mortem delivered two full weeks before he gets the message from a majority of US.
“Godbye, Barack....it’s been real”.


78 posted on 10/24/2012 3:01:29 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Biggirl
"At last we will be having REAL ADULTS who will come into the White House in order to clean it out."

I hope they bring a good fumigation company with them. (Seriously)

79 posted on 10/24/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CreviceTool

“Thanks for posting....a very gifted writer.”

DITTO


80 posted on 10/24/2012 3:12:43 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: workerbee; expat1000
The country doesn't hate him, but it is tired of him.

Mmm... I'd say a pretty large swath does, indeed, hate him, and with good reason.


Very true, and my only exception taken with this offering, another in an OUTSTANDING string of grand slams from one of THE most gifted essayists of our time !

Thank again, ex   :-)


And so he is over because the alternative to him being over is the tastemakers having to confront their own overness. Their own mortality. . .

81 posted on 10/24/2012 3:13:13 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: expat1000

“But Obama is determined to be a hipster to the very end, instead of embracing the shamelessness of his own media manipulations, he veers erratically between an insincere sincerity and the sneer of the spitefully superior. It’s the performance we saw in the third debate, the antics of every college kid you ever argued with, that combination of smugness and insecurity that marks the hipster as an impossible conversationalist.”

Wow. Just wow. Greenfield is brilliant.


82 posted on 10/24/2012 3:15:50 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: expat1000

Add me to the list too - thanks !


83 posted on 10/24/2012 3:16:51 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: KittenClaws
The Sultan is spot on, as always.

You're right Kitten...

84 posted on 10/24/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: expat1000
He became that one man at a party that you don't want to talk to because he will go on forever and all his chatter leads nowhere, because for all his conversational skills, he is capable of nothing but talk. And after talking to him for ten hours, you don't know him any better than you did after ten minutes.

Sounds like 98% of the college professors that's I've ever dealt with.

85 posted on 10/24/2012 3:28:06 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: expat1000
Obama does not know how to govern. He does not know how to address the economy or war. The one thing he knows how to do is be popular. That is the one and only skill that he has cultivated in his life.

So he's Paris Hilton. And just like her, he's the biggest waste of carbon since the soft-lead pencil.

86 posted on 10/24/2012 3:34:17 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: expat1000

Awesome and thoughtful post! And sooooo true on many levels!


87 posted on 10/24/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Liz

Yep, O’s legacy is dying a slow death just like Oprah’s OWN network. Oprah should be somewhere nice, retired with her billion dollars. But instead she’s going to blow it all to prop up a failing TV network that will never go anywhere. Like 0bama, she went to the well too many times and people just want her to go away already.


88 posted on 10/24/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: kingattax

Ah, The Hunt for Red Ohio!


89 posted on 10/24/2012 3:42:59 PM PDT by Tony in Hawaii (Evacuate? In our moment of triumph?)
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To: arrogantsob
Perhaps the author of this endless creed should not be so critical of the other long-winded blowhard.

Using half the words would have made this a great article.

1) Your screen name definitely fits.

2) It's screed, dearie.

3) Would you like some cheese with your whine?

90 posted on 10/24/2012 3:43:10 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: expat1000

Thank you!

How can we set this article to music so that we can sing it on November 6 ?


91 posted on 10/24/2012 3:47:01 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: expat1000
[Article] Like so much hipster culture, it exists so that the participants can entertain each other with something that no one else thinks is funny or clever. And that elitism is precisely the point. It's the last resort of losers who hide from their lack of taste behind walls of exclusivity.

Oh ... My ... God! TOTALLY .... LAID .... WASTE !!!

And he didn't even call them "Chicago Boyz".

92 posted on 10/24/2012 4:10:17 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: expat1000
You think that you're too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite... you aren't.


93 posted on 10/24/2012 4:14:12 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: expat1000

Very good.


94 posted on 10/24/2012 4:37:45 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: GOPJ; expat1000

It’s amazing how his essays stimulate the mind and touch heart at the same time.

I am forever grateful to expat1000 for introducing Mr. Greenfields work to me.


95 posted on 10/24/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Biggirl
At last we will be having REAL ADULTS who will come into the White House in order to clean it out.

Expect Romney to govern in much the way Gerry Ford did, only more of a Mr. Manager type. I'm afraid of what he will do to social issues -- if he has a GOProud dinner on Inaugural Night, for instance.

He will need, if he's going to go into Barky's stuff, three or four special prosecutors and maybe a committee of the Congress (to jail on "contempt of Congress" anyone who refuses to testify to matters under their knowledge).

He'll need another for Fast & Furious.

He'll need yet another for Barky's sub-rosa dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood and the Umma, including Benghazi and the questions about Obama's citizenship (I'm still halfway convinced he may be an Indonesian, not American, citizen, and that at a minimum, he kept his Indonesian passport beyond the surrender date, making an "election" of citizenship in favor of Indonesia, back when he was in his 20's -- which would mean he's no longer NBC, even if arguendo he was when he was born).

Tom Daschle, Nancy Pelosi, Axelcheat, and others will also be in the sight picture. This has the capacity to be a really big constitutional SNAFU, requiring rescission of dozens of Obama executive orders, and possibly Obamacare.

Against all of that, some GOP advisors will be telling Romney to move on, no scandals, no investigations -- just let us get in there use the honeymoon period to start shoveling out the money!!! [Pigs at the Trough IV.]

96 posted on 10/24/2012 5:48:30 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: expat1000

Thank you for posting this savory piece.
It was well written and hit all the important notes.

Please add me to your Ping list. Thanks.


97 posted on 10/24/2012 5:51:07 PM PDT by bd476
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To: arasina

Thanks for the correction, I am humbled by your sharp eye.

I loves me some cheese.


98 posted on 10/24/2012 6:08:12 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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99 posted on 10/24/2012 6:08:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: expat1000; lentulusgracchus; Biggirl
expat1000:

Thank you for this link. What a cathartic thing to read./p>

lentulusgracchus:

... and the questions about Obama's citizenship (I'm still halfway convinced he may be an Indonesian, not American, citizen, and that at a minimum, he kept his Indonesian passport beyond the surrender date, making an "election" of citizenship in favor of Indonesia, back when he was in his 20's -- which would mean he's no longer NBC, even if arguendo he was when he was born).

I'm still wondering how he got to be IL state Senator and U.S. Senator when both offices require American citizenship. If he wasn't a U.S. citizen of ANY sort (I have my doubts) what sort of skids (or palms) were greased to make his entry into those offices possible?

100 posted on 10/24/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT by thecodont
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