November 28, 2010

NPR, or the Onion?

Taxpayers should not be subsidizing NPR's second-rate liberal commentary or slanted news... we have for-profit corporations for that.

Neither should we be paying for absurd satire... and I sure hope this was satire.

The president played basketball yesterday with some friends in the gym of the Fort McNair Army Base, and reportedly took an elbow in the mouth from an opposing player who went up for a shot.

It took 12 stitches to close The First Fat Lip, if you please. I'm not sure that Joe Frazier needed 12 stitches after the Thrilla in Manila, though the White House stressed that a smaller filament was used, which increases the number of stitches, but leaves a smaller scar.

I wonder if having a larger scar wouldn't actually fortify President Obama's profile, as he contends with Kim Jong Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Vladimir Putin. Imagine a president with a gnarly, vivid scar telling the rulers of China, "Nice country ya' got here. I'd hate to see something happen to it if you didn't stop foolin' around with the value of your currency. Know what I mean?"

The problem is that in politics or in basketball Obama is a comically overrated amateur, and that never intimidates anyone.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 28, 2010 11:24 AM

POW! Right in his socialist-spouting unAmerican kisser! Give that elbow a medal.

Posted by: twolaneflash at November 28, 2010 02:10 PM

Did the guy have razorwire wrapped around his arm?! Who the hell needs stitches for a fat lip via misplaced elbow?!

Posted by: ECM at November 28, 2010 04:30 PM

Bambi doesn't need a scar to be taken seriously, he needs a pair.

Posted by: Bohemond at November 28, 2010 05:21 PM