Skip to comments.Funeral Spice... Mark Steyn
Posted on 12/14/2013 12:41:10 AM PST by Rummyfan
I dont want to be emotional but this is one of the greatest moments of my life, declared Nelson Mandela upon meeting the Spice Girls in 1997. So I like to think he would have appreciated the livelier aspects of his funeral observances. The Prince of Wales, who was also present on that occasion in Johannesburg, agreed with Mandela on the significance of their summit with the girls: It is the second-greatest moment in my life, he said. The greatest was when I met them the first time. His Royal Highness and at least two Spice Girls (reports are unclear) attended this weeks service in Soweto, and Im sure it was at least the third-greatest moment in all of their lives. Dont ask me where the other Spice Girls were. It is a melancholy reflection that the Spice Girls delegation was half the size of Canadas, which flew in no fewer than four Canadian prime ministers, which is rather more Canadian prime ministers than one normally needs to make the party go with a swing.
But the star of the show was undoubtedly Thamsanqa Jantjie, the sign-language interpreter who stood alongside the worlds leaders and translated their eulogies for the deaf. Unfortunately, he translated them into total gibberish, reduced by the time of President Obamas appearance to making random hand gestures, as who has not felt the urge to do during the great mans speeches. Mr. Jantjie has now pleaded in mitigation that he was having a sudden hallucination because he is a violent schizophrenic. It has not been established whether he is, in fact, a violent schizophrenic, or, as with his claim to be a sign-language interpreter, merely purporting to be one. Asked how often he has been violent, he replied, somewhat cryptically, A lot.
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Mark Steyn is so clever and funny :)
I wonder if BHO will have to avoid public appearances for a few days until he heals up from the walloping Michelle gave him when they got home.
[This one HAS to be a PhotoShop fake... right?]
Obama.....Bi-Racial AND Bi-Sexual!!!
And the beard disapproves of the President’s wet kiss, as does the British PM who is thinking “wow am I gonna catch anything if I kiss her now?”
I’m sure Mandela really want, really really really wanted the Spice Girls at his funeral. Scary Spice is really really really hot now...
So, when Obama spoke, his signing was accurate.
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Au contraire, that was not gibberish, that was the instructions for navigating the Obamacare website.............
When Obama speaks, I tend to make hand gestures too - They’re not random ones though.
Mark Steyn at his best...
Loved the line about Obama's eventual funeral (decades away), with Jeremiah Wright officiating, and Bill Ayers singing "How Great Thou Art"...what are ya gonna do? It could happen!
(but hopefully by then, no one will care, or be paying any attention, Nobel Peace Prize winner - gack! - notwithstanding)
Yes, I, like you, found a hefty dose of poetic justice in this psychotic faux-signer conveying Obama’s speech in made - up “sign language”.
Arggh, wish I weren’t so tech-challenged. I saw a great cartoon, but I don’t know how to post it on FR.
Two people are watching Obama and the interpreter, and one says, “He’s a phony! A complete fraud! Nothing he’s doing makes any sense!” The second person says, “There’s something fishy about that interpreter, too.”