Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eyes on the Prize

Some people wonder what the heck Obama did to get the Nobel Prize. This level of positive participation and enthusiasm for the process provides a thorough explanation:

I'm not being facetious about this video. Looks to me like it's a very respectful, light hearted way to spread the good word about the health care reform. It also looks to me like exactly the kind of thing that scares the bejesus out of KKK types and Crackers. They already believe there's a monkey in the White House. Rappers cannot be far behind.

Certainly I'm not the only one who noticed a similarity between this airline and this rap group:

Could be that Obama's socialist government bailed out Northwest Airlines to bring Rap and R&B performers to the capital by the jet load.

Now, I don't know if the Nobel prize committee would choose a peace prize winner just to watch Conservative Christian Right Wing Republican Straight White Amercian Males choke on the morning talk shows. If he got it for causing a quantum shift in the matrix, then a look at the speech to middle school students at the Star Party on the White House lawn provides an another illustration of America's New Attitude.

Never mind that the "moon bombing" itself made for exceedingly anticlimactic TV. Note the earnest speech urging kids to study science and, just as importantly, the big black scientist from the Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts. The Star Party at made the White House look like an episode of the Cosby show. Of course conservatives like those at Red State would feel compelled say, "I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news. There is no way Barack Obama earned it in the nominations period." (see Drinking Liberally in New Milford). Say what you will about Obama and the Prize, the NASCARs hate this shit.

Maybe the Nobel Prize for Obama will lead to more Democratic congressmen telling Republican hate mongers to "stick it up your ass" as Ike Skelton did on Thursday morning. Huffpo says:
Akin, a member of the Armed Services Committee, had spoken before Skelton, saying the hate crimes measure was "poisonous enough in fact that we refuse to be blackmailed into voting for a piece of social agenda that has no place in this bill." Skelton, in his on-mike reply, said he wanted "to remind my fellow Missourian" that the Senate had voted for the defense bill, with the hate crimes provision, by a vote of 87-7. (Article with video of Ike).
If I'm correct about the sequence, this comment occurred some time before the announcement that Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize and I doubt old Ike had advance notice. Ergo: one event can have nothing to do with the other. Nevertheless, if an Obama Peace Prize gives Democrats some balls - that can only be a good thing.

Every now and then, a teacher gives a student extra encouragement to help that student reach his/her potential. The whole idea of Hope and Change needs some help in order to avoid being mired in the bi-partisan greed which gives special interests and corporations control of congress.

Speaking of corporate control, check out the choppers on this ugly motherfucker:

Rick Berman is the boss of some DC public relations firm that specializes in spreading conservative propaganda such as the benefits of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

When I was a secretary for a public relations firm here in New York on West 57th Street, I learned that PR can be a sinister business. Part of the job is making simple, short videos for distribution as fluffy news pieces that are actually commercials. They are called Video News Releases, and we made one that appeared to be a spot about make-up tips for allergy suffers that promoted Alleract. A stylist made a small, seemingly innocent comment about getting rid of those red, puffy, watery eyes with a good allergy medication like Alleract. The same tactics are used to publicize messages like, "A little Alar on an apple or dolphin in the tuna never hurt anyone. How is an honest corporation supposed to do business with all this harassment?" The firm where I worked handled both the the Alar on your Apples and Dolphins in your Tuna accounts although I was only personally involved with the Chocolate Manufacturers of America who wanted you to know that white chocolate is nothing but Fat and Sugar, and that chocolate is much better for your teeth than gummy bears or raisins.

The executives in our office were somewhat less alarming than Rick Berman; nevertheless we secretaries found it necessary to duck out to the corner bar at 3:00 to fortify ourselves for the remainder of the afternoon.

Maybe awarding Obama the Nobel Peace Prize represents one PR campaign facing off against another, but propaganda is an integral component in the struggle between Good and Evil for the American soul. "Yes We Can," could finally overcome the national malaise Jimmy Carter described. Organizations like ActBlue and Firedog Lake make it easy for lazy-assed hippies like me to participate in the process without the aid of an iPhone.


Gail said...


Excellent. I SO enjoyed this video. :-)

Love you girl

p.s. did u read my news in my last post?

jadedj said...

Har har har. Love this video. I particularly like the sparkle teeth at the end.


oh this is sooo funny

PENolan said...

Yes indeed, Grandma Gail -
Yellowdog & JadedJ, glad you liked it.

A chicken in every pot, a grill in every mouth

intelliwench said...

Obama's speech to the Human Rights Campaign was good to hear, too. Maybe hope is still alive...

PENolan said...

Let's hope so, Intelli

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