Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Morning After


The hair of the dog that bit you . . .

It's what we expected.


Amie said...

Jeremiah is going to love this! He actually likes the old Soviet Anthem. He plays it for the boys and tells them to get ready for statism...its' coming!

Amie said...

It's gone already! :( Maybe censorship has already started.

Anonymous said...

I respectfully disagree. The tone of the video is very distasteful. One thing is being unhappy with the politics of the winner. Another one entirely is bashing the candidate that won

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Amie: It's back up at You-Tube, but I downloaded it just in case. You Tube has consistently taken down anything that might poke even gentle fun at their hero.

Anonymous: I think the Obamamaniacs ought to develop a thicker skin. As POTUS, Obama is going to get a lot more pointed and nasty criticism than this--some deserved and some not. It goes with the territory.

In any case, I think you do not get the metaphor. For those who are disappointed, they woke up to another day of disappointment--thus the hair of the dog that bit them. They can get a black humor laugh or two out of this anthem. It might make the post-defeat hangover a little less painful.

The Obomamanics, on the other hand, have sense of him goes far beyond respect for a man and an office. I have heard one or two this morning tell me that:
"Obama is going to save the world!"
They are not looking for a chief executive, they are looking for a messiah. This video pokes fun at them not at him.

As for me, I did not wake up either believing that the messiah was upon us or disappointed. It is, as I said, exactly what I expected. But I still get a laugh or two at the irony of the messianic aspirations of some of Obama's more enthusiastic followers. THus the post.

Americans have been poking fun at the more imperious aspects of our chief executives for more than 200 years. It's black humor at it's finest!

Anonymous said...

Loved it.

I knew it was coming...

Amie said...

LOL...Anonymous is going to have a long four years...

It says unavailable again. Argh!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Amie, I don't know what the problem is. It works when I go to You-Tube and it works for me on Ragamuffin Studies. I can try sending it to you via e-mail so that you can download it.

Anonymous: How could I be disappointed that my man didn't win? I am a third-party voter. My candidate never wins. I don't vote on that basis.

Also, it has been clear for a while that Obama would win. He put more money and sheer 'umph' into the process. It reminded me of Clinton, except that Clinton did not manage to bring a wildly unpopular Congress along with him.

It helped, too, that the Republicans have really angered the conservatives because GWB posed as one, but turned out to be a proponent of big government in multiple ways.

It was pretty easy to see the handwriting on the wall.
I do believe the country will suffer under Obama. But honestly, I think it would have suffered under McCain as well.
Sooner or later, you have to pay the piper. And he's at the door, bill in hand.

Obama is about to find out just how much money the government is printing, although I expect he knows the treasury was printing it. He's going to have to weigh the unrealistic promises he has made against the incredible debt that is not even on the official books: those unfunded obligations.

And despite the faith of the Obomamaniacs, he is an ordinary human being; smarter than most, but I doubt he can multiply loaves and fishes miraculously.

And when he has to make those difficult speeches--the ones where he has to renege on those promises, it will help if his supporters remember that he has feet of clay.

Reality bites: TANSTAAFL.

christinemm said...

Totally off topic to this blog post---

I wanted to make sure you see my book review on a book being released on Nov 15, 2008.

It is a guidebook, a first line resource for parents (IMO mostly) but the author says also for "professionals". As you can imagine (as I discuss in my review) when trying to tell all the different developmental, psychologial and neurobiological disorders a child can have, you can't go super deep or be long-winded.

If you'd leave a comment on that post with your impressions I'd love to hear them.

I predicted some would slam the book due to it not being deep enough on one single diagnosis and sure enough so far one Amazon reviewer did just that. Sigh. It is what it is and it is not what it does not say that it is.

christinemm said...

Amie I wonder if the issue with you not being able to see the YouTube video is due to one of these:

1. You, your spouse or someone who set up your computer may have done something to your PC to block YouTube videos. This could be if you put in some parental controls within your PC someplace.

2. If you have parental control software installed, it might be blocking all YouTube videos (even ones that are not adult content).

3. Your ISP may block YouTube or your ISP may have a parental control switched on.

Just some ideas.