Thursday, March 19, 2009
Did Obama really say that?
Wait a minute...where's the ACLU? Why isn't this the top story on the evening news? (Well, I know it isn't the top story here in Jacksonville because the local newscasts always open with somebody having been shot and killed on the Northside. Tonight's count: only 1, so far!) If I was joking that I'd only bowled a score of 129, I wouldn't compare it to the Special Olympics. I would flat out admit that it's because I'm not as good as I thought I was.
Face it, Barack. That was one jacked-up comment.
And here's something else that's pretty jacked-up: How you plan to take care of the men and women who are taking care of you. You know those security police officers who stand at the foot of the steps of Air Force One? They are there to take a bullet for you. You know those 18-year-old kids you promised the world to and then shipped them off to get their legs blown up and amputated? They are there to take a bullet for you. You remember those men and women who came back from Vietnam when you were a wee young lad living in another country, only to be spat upon by an ungrateful nation? Tens of thousands didn't come home to get spat upon because they died taking a bullet for you. And now you want to take away their healthcare, too?
Hmmm, I got off on a tangent, but now that I think about it, the soldiers returning home with untreated traumatic brain injuries and PTSD could possibly lead to an increase in numbers for the Special Olympics army.
So, President Obama, I suggest you keep your lame jokes about the Special Olympics to yourself. As you are probably aware, we are fighting a bloody war on terrorism in Afghanistan. This is a country that, as a whole, feels the hopelessness of its daily existence by constantly being interrupted with explosions and pesky reports of mass death. The Special Olympics organization has been doing some wonderful work with disabled persons in Afghanistan. Most of the Middle East already thinks America is a country full of warmongering assholes. The Special Olympics has, at least in some way, helped reshape their thinking, especially in the country of Afghanistan, by converting their awful bowling scores into super-awesome-hero powers to be used for the good of mankind, instead of making fun of people who can't bowl.
Basically, you work for us, Mr. President. If you were just some guy who worked at the local hardware store and made a stupid comment like that, you would have very easily been fired. And if you really want to get into the business of taking away VA benefits, I think we should all sit down and talk about how great the healthcare system is for our elected officials. Sacrifices, sacrifices. Isn't that right?
But first, you should know that here's this guy named Myles Barman who bowled a 14-game average of 132. So, no...your bowling skills are not comparable to the Special Olympics. There's at least one guy from Plano, Texas, who is better than you. Just this week, he met with his state's Representatives in the hopes of securing Congressional funds for the organization.
I think an apology is in order. As well as a major push for some serious funding.
UPDATE: Thank you, Fox News. I knew I could count on you, seeing as it is now the morning after I added this blog post and Obama's bowling score is front page news on foxnews.com. Thank you.