Skip to comments.President Obama’s Block(head) of Cheese
Posted on 01/30/2014 3:38:19 AM PST by rhema
Last night was the State of the Union and like most sensible people, I didnt watch it. It could be that I have a respect for oratory. Lincoln said, in two hundred and seventy-two words and a couple of minutes, more at Gettysburg than has been said by this President in his combined hours in the House Chambers. Also, the purpose of the speech escapes me. In our overly technological age, I know what the Presidents agenda is almost as soon as he sets it. I dont need a speech full of bureaucratic boilerplate to tell me what I already know. Through the internet, I can summon the voice of Jay Carney to my living room or if I am feeling nostalgic for print, Ill just check the White House twitter feed.
Speaking of Twitter, today marks the first Big Block of Cheese Day sponsored by the White House. The title is a take on Andrew Jacksons 1400lb block of cheese, placed in the rotunda of the White House. But, the inspiration for this virtual day comes from the more-recent NBC drama, The West Wing. Per their infatuation with B-list celebrities (remember Kal Penn selling Obamacare?), a video announcing the event stars Bradley Whitford and Joshua Molina from the West Wing alongside the aforementioned Jay Carney.
This virtual Big Block of Cheese Day is layered with unintentional irony. In the show, this day was reserved by the Chief of Staff to hear the views of the more bizarre sectors of the activist community. Be it environmental activists asking for a bridge to be built for migrating animals, cartographers petitioning for maps which promote equality, or a twitchy space scientist convinced that a UFO is about to crash in the US, all of these fine citizens were heard out by the understandably condescending White House staff. Since our (unfortunately not fictional) White House has claimed the show as precedence, does this mean they see the American people as one giant group of crazies?
Questions for the staff may be submitted via Twitter by attaching #AsktheWH to a tweet. Since they were kind enough to go live early, I got a head start by posting the following questions for their consideration:
Should the Presidents staff really be revisiting old West Wing jokes as the means to communicate with the people? #AsktheWH
Will the President ever acknowledge that the nation is divided on abortion and does not, as a whole, share his enthusiasm for it? #AsktheWH
Any thoughts about the crisis in Sudan? Does the President even know there is a crisis in Sudan? @TheIRD#AsktheWH
Know the parent that tries to be cool but fails? Thats Kal Penn. As a millennial, will you please treat us as adults? #obamacare#AsktheWH
Ever think of asking Catholic women (such as @TheAnchoress) about their health needs? #AsktheWH
Do you worry that if liberals keep contracepting, pretty soon there wont be enough of you to hold the majority? #AsktheWH
Re: Dinesh DSouza, isnt revenge a little childish? #AsktheWH
Can the NSA read this before I click Tweet? #AsktheWH
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In the WW, the cheese day was reserved for crazy people. Does the President think all Americans are crazy? #AsktheWH
Is religion really the same as a country club? #AsktheWH
Did you move the Vatican embassy because Pope Francis (@Pontifex) prefers humble living quarters? #AsktheWH
Re: Black crow and pigeon attacking Popes doves new kind of drone being tested? #AsktheWH
Speaking of drones, will the NSA tap the Amazon ones when they take to the skies? #AsktheWH
Back to babies did you know that the March for Life happened last week? I ask because it wasnt mentioned on the news. #prolife#AsktheWH
Did you see the BBC coverage of the State of the Union Monday night? Wasnt so complimentary #AsktheWH
Isnt cheese unhealthy? I mean, we conservatives love it, but I am surprised the White House does too. #AsktheWH
Benghazi .. thoughts? #AsktheWH
How is Big Block of Cheese day going? Is it as big a hit as http://healthcare.gov or is enrollment an issue here too? #AsktheWH
This administrations insistence on using pop culture references as a replacement for actual communication with the citizens of the United States is at once regrettable and hilarious. I call on conservatives who are tired of being ignored by this President to literally jam the Twitter feed today. Feel free to use any of my tweets or write your own. If the President really wants to hear from the people, who are we to deny him the chance? Sharpen your wits ladies and gentlemen, lets go talk to the Presiden
It was a campaign speech, which would have been acceptable in 2008, but running against the President of the United States today? It is as if not he, but some other entity, were actually in charge in the White Hut, and he were to be calling this entity out.
Not his fault the whole concept of Obamacare failed. These accursed details keep cropping up, not only in health care legislation applications, but in all this economic front as well. And he never even touched on the various foreign snafus that were there staring him in the face, but in the bizarre world view he has, these things are “handled”, first by his very able probable successor in office, Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, and now by Jean-Francois Kerre`, who, as you know, once served in Viet Nam.
Joe Biden only closed his eyes to “rest” them a few times while the speech continued, but he never once let his head fall to the side or backwards. Amazing self-discipline, considering he was actually dozing on a couple of other occasions.
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That one made me LOL
The SOTU should be eliminated. It is just another worthless event to make the state-run media feel relevant.