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September 18, 2009

" Help you I can, yes!"

Via The Manolo, this just begs for a caption:

Brack_Obama_LightSaber.jpg

Posted by Cassandra at September 18, 2009 10:19 PM

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"Avada Kedravra!"
Obama slays the opposition with the Wand of Power.

Posted by: Cricket at September 19, 2009 12:11 AM

"I'm Barack Obama. I'm here to rescue you."

Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at September 19, 2009 05:05 AM

Beyonce's sword is better.

Posted by: Kanye West at September 19, 2009 08:45 AM

"With my magic light saber I shall cut $313 billion worth of waste, fraud and abuse from Medicare and Medicaid! And when I'm done, more people will have better coverage for less money than it costs now!"

Posted by: Cassandra at September 19, 2009 09:02 AM

Andrew Jackson used a real sword.

Posted by: Grim at September 19, 2009 09:09 AM

Notice how they don't trust Barky with anything sharp?

Posted by: MathMom at September 19, 2009 09:51 AM

"Louder, Michelle -- I can't hear you over the sound of my awesomeness!"

Posted by: BillT at September 19, 2009 09:57 AM

*snort*

Posted by: Cassandra at September 19, 2009 10:07 AM

"My name is Barack Obama. You killed the public option! Prepare to die!"

Posted by: The Ghost of Innigo Montoya at September 19, 2009 10:08 AM

LOL, Bill...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at September 19, 2009 10:33 AM

Bill...omygaia...my son was making noises along those lines...

Posted by: Cricket at September 19, 2009 11:09 AM

You say we can halve Medicaid costs by mandating that geriatric physicians use this device to what?!

Oh ok, that's cool...

Posted by: Mr. Peabody at September 19, 2009 11:32 AM

Doesn't he look just like Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., only more so? Not that I'm interested in myn...

What do you mean no he doesn't? You racists!

Posted by: Maureen Dowager at September 19, 2009 11:37 AM

You have no idea where those 13 year old El Salvadorian girls came from. Just put your hands up like this, shut up, insist on your one phone call, and call the nearest ACORN office. The stupid police have to give you one phone call.

Ok, can you remember all that young man?

Posted by: Mac Daddy O at September 19, 2009 11:46 AM

...but I was not afraid, I raised my sword and with my mythomaniacal super powers, I smote the fire breathing, winged Veracity on the mountain.

Posted by: St. Flimflam-Thankma'am at September 19, 2009 11:56 AM

I get it! It's a metaphor: I am St. George/Barack, slaying the dragon/right wing! I love homeschooling!

Posted by: Cricket at September 19, 2009 12:30 PM

Ouch! That lame, huh?

Posted by: St. Flimflam-Thankma'am at September 19, 2009 01:12 PM

Who's the raaaccccist in the background, defiling the sacred White House Lawn decorum, by picking his nose?!!!?? What? He's what? Oh, never mind.

Posted by: MDr at September 19, 2009 03:22 PM

My, we do seem to have way too much time on our hands.

Posted by: Mark at September 19, 2009 03:54 PM

Let's do the Time Warp again!

Cheers

Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs at September 19, 2009 05:06 PM

Well Mark, it is a rainy night in Georgia... and has been for the past week. Which sorta limits my options to execute on the honey-do list. So it's either snark away on a caption contest, read a book or...

Oh look! It's beer thirty!
*grabs a brewski and goes to Zombie room to watch the Rolex Sports Car Series, Utah 250, running at Miller Motorsports Park*

Posted by: bthun at September 19, 2009 05:42 PM

"Rainy night in Georgia," I have heard that before, where?

Posted by: Mark at September 19, 2009 06:02 PM

I have been lamely snarking along, in between cutting out clothes for the CLUs and Young Man.
I have a pair of socks on the needles, a vest to finish knitting the ribbing for, and Bush to blame for it. I'm swamped.

Posted by: Cricket at September 19, 2009 06:08 PM

LOL, Cricket. Too much Princess Bride? ;-)

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at September 19, 2009 06:21 PM

"Darth Vader? Bro Vader ain't got **** on this brother. If he shows me his wand, I'll be showin' mine....and my thug brothers say I be havin' more. I'll show him how we get it done in Chicago."

Posted by: Kbob in Katy at September 19, 2009 07:11 PM

Do I really have to go out and fight those Unamerican Nazi Brown Shirt Teabaggers with this little itty bitty lightstick?

Posted by: Mike Myers at September 19, 2009 07:26 PM

I am the Light Worker.

Mathmom, brilliant.

Posted by: Cricket at September 19, 2009 09:56 PM

Yes, I tend to watch 'The Princess Bride' when I get swamped with alligators. 'Chicken Run' is another favorite. My favorite is Babs. The penultimate knitting airhead.

Posted by: Cricket at September 19, 2009 10:04 PM

Behold my new home colonoscopy kit! This will save millions of dollars each month, enabling us to provide health care for illegal aliens.

Posted by: Navig8r at September 19, 2009 10:42 PM

Cricket -

You are too kind. Especially when you do a "Princess Bride" that is nothing short of inspired! We are not worthy.

Posted by: MathMom at September 20, 2009 11:07 AM

Totally OT (off topic), but have these imbeciles no decency or class?

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2009/09/20/what-not-to-wear-to-a-medal-of-honor-award-ceremony/

Posted by: Kbob in Katy at September 20, 2009 03:59 PM

Here, Poland - we'll send you a bunch of these. The Russians won't dare mess with you.

Posted by: Jeff at September 20, 2009 04:03 PM

Well I'll tell ya Kbob, being an old fashioned, knuckle-dragging, bib overhaul wearing, Neanderthal rube, I'm loath to comment on fashion, especially ladies fashion. But apparently dignified, formal wear, appropriate for an occasion such as a posthumous Medal of Honor award ceremony, ain't what it used to be.

Or maybe the ACORN fashion advisor's to independent, small business, relocation agents for El Salvador's deprived, female minors have the first lady's ear.

But what does it matter if there is an expectation of dignity towards the folks attending the ceremony. Hey, if M.O. wants to be stylish, --BTW, is that stylish?-- I'm sure PRAVDA will gush in support of her solemn, yet up beat and avant-garde statement or something...

Yup, POTUS #39 is climbing out of that bottom of the basement ranking, one miserable incident at a time.

Posted by: bt_can-no-longer-be-surprised_hun at September 20, 2009 05:07 PM

bt, mon frere, in no time, teh won has catapaulted the racist, anti-semite peanut farmer who would be president from the bottom of the barrel to a step up.

Having served under Mr Peanut, I am sure you recall the days we sat in port because we did not have enough fuel for steaming time, and how some ships at NOB would have to pick up "loaners" to crew vessels to get underway.

Now I am seeing it from the Army side of the house, with emphasis on height and weight, PT and admin issues (such as required IT security training). In my unit we have 42 people. We have 17 M-16A1's, and TA50 (helmets and web gear mostly) for 20. We have no M9 pistols, no IBA, and are pretty restricted on ammo for qualification.

It was easier being enlisted and bitching about it. Now I get to listen to it and find a creative way to get around it. I was thinking about civilian ranges and govt credit card for ammo, but that might be stretching it.

Soon we will be like the Army of the 1930s during the Lousiana Manouvers. People walking around with broomsticks going "bang bang."

Posted by: Kbob in Katy at September 20, 2009 07:06 PM

"Now that I got my Wal-Mart light sabre, Dick Cheney's ass is grass."

Posted by: Paul at September 20, 2009 08:53 PM

Now I am seeing it from the Army side of the house...

The military's fiscal year begins on 1 October.

During the last two years of the Cottuh debacle, all Army aircraft were grounded during August and September, because there was no money to buy parts to fix the ones that broke between January and October, and there was no money to buy fuel for the remainder after mid-July.

We used to joke -- rather morbidly -- that if the Soviets had ever rolled through the Fulda Gap on a Labor Day weekend, the only thing they'd need to get to the English Channel would be shoes...

Posted by: BillT at September 21, 2009 04:08 AM

Obama reveals his secret weapon; the LightSaver.

Posted by: Cricket at September 21, 2009 06:03 AM

So, would that make him Luke Lightwalker?

Posted by: BillT at September 21, 2009 08:23 AM

Damn! No one told me that Sarah Palin was that tall.

Posted by: gbbeard at September 21, 2009 09:07 AM

Check out http://kurlander.blogspot.com for a number of captions for that (you'll have to scroll down a few).

Posted by: RonF at September 21, 2009 11:49 AM

Madam First Lady: "YOU LIE!!!!!"

Posted by: spd rdr at September 21, 2009 01:22 PM

These are not the droids you are looking for...

Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at September 21, 2009 02:50 PM

"You ever see a Jedi sword naked?"

Posted by: Oh I am so going to the bad place for that Cricket at September 21, 2009 08:39 PM

Cyrano de Barrybarack: Very well, let the old neo-cons come now. They shall find me on my feet sword in hand.

Michelle: Barry! Cut it out. Your scaring the old white dude in the suit!

Old White Dude in the Suit (thinking): Holy crap! Am I in this picture?

Cyrano de Barrybarack: I can see them now - they grin. They are looking at my nose for spending, my health reform plan nose, that skeleton of my electoral mandate nose. You there - who are you? A hundred against one, eh? I know them now, my ancient enemies...

Micelle: Barry! For God's sake. You've almost got a filibuster-proof majority, so stop waving that damn thing in Oylympia Snow's's face!

[Cyrano thrusts his sword at the empty air]: Falsehood! There! There! Prejudice! Compromise! Bi-partisanship! Cowardice! Whats that? Surrender? No! Never! Never![He slashes his sword wildly on every friendly media outlet.]

Chubby Kid (thinking): Oh man, I bet he's gonna use up all the batteries in my light saber again.

Guy with Finger in His Nose: I don't know. Mr. President, maybe we should think about dropping the 'public option' piece.

Cyrano: Ah, you too, Blue Dog Democrats? I knew you would overthrow me in the end. No! I would die at the stake rather than change a semi-colon!
I fight on! I fight on! I fight on!

Michelle: Whatever, Barry. Come on, girls. We're going shopping before the credit card tops out.

Posted by: spd rdr at September 22, 2009 11:22 AM

No matter what is going on, you guys can always make the day seem a bit brighter.

Thanks for the laugh :)

Posted by: Cassandra at September 22, 2009 11:37 AM

M'chelle to girls: "Sweeties, let this be a lesson to you. Whenever guys get together they always have to check out each other's weapons."

Posted by: Cricket at September 22, 2009 11:38 AM

That's not a sword, this is a sword!

Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at September 22, 2009 12:06 PM

Well, it must be a naked one then, because I am not authorized to view the page with the credentials I supplied. Do computers card people?

Posted by: Lo Blo at September 22, 2009 01:45 PM

interesting... If you're surfing from work it could be blocked because it's from Webshots.com

It's completely safe for work. It's just a couple of 6+ foot long broadswords.

Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at September 22, 2009 02:36 PM

Our first Nominee for the "OSHA Understatement of the Year Award" :

It's completely safe for work. It's just a couple of 6+ foot long broadswords.

Posted by: spd rdr at September 22, 2009 03:13 PM

the message;

"Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /34/8/6/84/249080684bLRKtG_ph.jpg on this server."

is as implied, a permission issue on the webserver.

Posted by: bthun at September 22, 2009 03:30 PM

Oh, well.

And yes, I would be safer at work with one of these. I mean, who would *&^% with me? :-)

Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at September 22, 2009 03:47 PM

Me.

"The automatic weapon is mightier than the sword."

Posted by: BillT at September 22, 2009 04:21 PM

Ay mate... But the concealment factor is daunting...

That's why I prefer this little rascal, blued, with a 4" barrel.

And then there is this.

Posted by: bthun at September 22, 2009 04:21 PM

Well, due to size she doubles as a shield OK I guess, but everytime I take her out in public all she does is talk about her feeeeeeellllllllliiiiiiinnnnngs...

Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at September 22, 2009 05:49 PM

"...everytime I take her out in public all she does is talk about her feeeeeeellllllllliiiiiiinnnnngs..."
and that may be the most unkindest cut of all... Nuk, nuk, nuk!

Posted by: bthun at September 22, 2009 06:03 PM

Swell. Here we go again with Sex and Relationships..

Posted by: BillT at September 22, 2009 06:04 PM

Could be worse, Bill. We could be talking about, um... window treatments.

Posted by: spd rdr at September 22, 2009 07:12 PM

Window treatments like this?

WARNING: Text Comments section of the video contains less than lofty language.

Posted by: bthun at September 22, 2009 07:38 PM

What is wrong with that woman's outfit? That angry, badly-dressed woman -- what is her problem?

Posted by: brzinski at September 24, 2009 05:29 PM

OMG. I should not have laughed at that, but I couldn't help myself.

Posted by: Cassandra at September 24, 2009 05:35 PM

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