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Posted on 01/06/2014 1:42:58 PM PST by Rummyfan
Imagine my surprise this week when my daily paper suddenly turned into a copy of US Weekly. With a turn of the page the New York Times became the sort of celebrity magazine that dispenses trivia in order to prove that a rich, famous, and powerful person is, at heart, just like us. The luminary was Barack Obama, whose taste in television was mined by correspondent Michael D. Shear for insights into the presidential character. Shear failed to provide any, but his article was riveting nonetheless. What at first glance might be dismissed as a piece of journalistic fluff, a beat-sweetener written for the slow news days between Christmas and New Years, is on close examination an exercise in social positioning, an assertion of class allegiance on the part of the president and the paper.
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Dang, I thought this was about Bammy making music on the shell (Conch).
I can’t imagine how anyone at the NYT would seriously believe this TV viewing habits “revelation.”
Is Barry’s above pictured toy-boy still alive?
With soft little hands and flexible Bums
Come Oh Castrati unnatural ones!
WHD Rouse Translation.
Is this the same toy-boy that gave Barry S. the Wedding Ring that he still wears?
If so, then Barry has something tangible and unsealed to remember his former toy-boy - - - .
Such a sad, sad story.
Heck I thought it was about the state of Bammy’s marriage. :)
Well, THAT certainly covers the next couple of weeks.
At least in 2012 he was:
I think they left out Duck Dynasty which he also watches.
Excuse me me, but Obama is not just like me. I have spent my entire life trying to be the exact opposite of Barack Obama, and I have largely succeeded. And for the record, I have never seen any of the TV shows he watches.
Obama Espoused Radical Views in College
Steve Malzberg - WOR News Talk Radio 710 ^ | February 12, 2010 | Ronald Kessler
Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.
During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.
Barack [Obama] and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and then we went to a restaurant together, Drew says. We had a nice meal, and then we came back to the house and smoked cigarettes and drank and argued politics.
For the next several hours, they discussed Marxism.
He [Obama] was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth, says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.
The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others, Drew says. That this was the secret of their wealth, that they werent paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would take place, and it would be a good thing.
Drew concluded that Obama thought of himself as part of an intelligent, radical vanguard that was leading the way towards this revolution and towards this new society. ..."
Referring to Obamas quote from Dreams of My Father that he associated with Marxist professors, Drew says, What hes not saying is that he was in 100 percent total agreement with those Marxist professors. When you understand that, Obamas later associations and policies make more sense, including why he was taken in by Rev. Wrights ideology.
“Wear pajamas with a rear-end flap door
Drink the Kool Aid
Talk about Marxist Obammicare”
That is not normal.
Seems like the NYTimes wants to imply that the movers and shakers among us watch the following tv shows:
-HBOs Game of Thrones
-AMCs Breaking Bad
-Parks and Recreation
-Netflix show House of Cards
Please, in my entire life, I have never had that kind of time leftover to devote to this amount of television. Of the above, I’ve seen random episodes of Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
I would argue the regular consumers of the above list, especially the ones that are on top shelf channels like HBO, are overpaid and underworked government employees. Those of us who get things done don’t have the emotional energy left when we get home to get wrapped up into who nailed who five years ago. (The Mad Men guy is hot, though. I can watch unattached episodes, have no clue what is going on, and still feel satisfied.)