Wednesday, October 3, 2012

- Getting Through The Debate Tonight

What you see above is the only way I expect to be able to listen to Barak Obama drone on about his vision of fairness for 2 hours. Eventually he will be declared the 'victor triumphant' by the mainstream press no matter what he says. But with any luck, me and the guys will be down to the top of the "10" by then.

Anyone have any suggested drinking games? Every time Obama says 'fair share' you have to take a shot, and every time he says "Millionaires and Billionaires" you have to open another vein?

Just wondering.

23 comments:

ikaika said...

Laphroaig is not for gaming...

You know that already. But if I based a drinking game on Obamisms I wouldn't make it past the introductions.
Harwood already informed us that college educated women are too stupid for their own good.

Some bozo tried to tell me that Obama's Legal background will no doubt aid him in the debate...
I asked him : "What Legal Background?"

chess said...

I will say the same thing I did with "the View"..Cant watch. Just cant.
He will mention the "Bush " economy and "bad congress" enough to get me plastered. BHO will end with this......All Hail Barak.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxSgdVHWJoE

ikaika said...

in other news:
I am a musician. I am a forumite at a music site. I was treated to a rant as to why Fender and Guitar Centers are in trouble and was treated to a lock -step assault on Wall St.
I then revealed my Identity - not only am I a crafty multi-instrumentalist, but I am a Trader.
GASP
I was told to read Rolling Stone to learn about how Bain and other Private Equity firms make money.

I interjected: "Sourcing Rolling Stone for information on how Wall Street works is like asking PETA for a Pork Shoulder Recipe."

Needless to say - I am banished from music forum for challenging "popular opinion".

Steven P. Beaver said...

I agree with Ikaika, for different reasons. Mostly because it is too smoky for me. I'm more of a bourbon guy, myself. Basil Hayden will be on tonight. If there are any rules set, I'll play along. I'm taking tomorrow off of work anyway.

Tom said...

I know it's not for drinking games - of course. I only show it because it's my personal favorite. I can't stand bourbon because of the sweetness, but good bourbon isn't for games either.

Every once in a while someone who doesn't know me (including many anonymous commenters here) have accused me of getting all my opinions from "Rush Limbaugh" or Sean Hannity. (they usually say it as 'racist a-holes like Limbaugh and Hannity.)

And my response is usually that it's actually the other way around - when it comes to the economy or financial markets, those guys get's their opinions from someone like me.

I find it shuts them up.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

The only time I have been able to tolerate listening to the Big Zero is when Limbaugh sped up his speeches to near 'Alvin & the Chipmunks' speed.

The man speaks so slow (to the level you would speak to a small child or a severely mentally challenged adult) and yet, says so little. I find it maddening to try to pay attention to him.

Back in 2008, my wife was still getting familiar with the American political scene (married her via a K-1 VISA). She didn't understand why I disliked Obama so much. I told her to listen to one of his speeches in detail: Her response,"he mentions 'change' a lot.. but he really isn't saying anything!".

Bzod said...

"Hoover Dam" (BO's transparent field trip yesterday) in the context of "infrastructure" and "investments".

I was planning to drink Guinness(essssesss), but the Laphroaig is an inspired choice also.

ikaika said...

Hoover Vacuum is more appropriate

chess said...

Today a small endangered spider would have stopped the Hoover Dam..

Keith said...

Obama is like mainstream television programming. It may be glitzy enough for people to listen for a bit, but when you actually think about it, it is vacuous. None of it is worth watching or wasting a good whiskey on.
Mencken was correct. Americans are going to get what they deserve, but they are going to get it harder than they wanted it.
I just want my veal and a sip of Knob Creek to go with it.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

I am just going to keep working on my rooftop (flat roof) greenhouse project (in design phase).

When the country goes to hell, at least I will be able to extend my supply of fresh veggies a while (when it is too dangerous to go out shopping).

Tom said...

"Too dangerous" is really a question of relative firepower isn't it? In NJ and having seen dozens of totally inexperienced people pistol shoot, I feel pretty good on that score.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Tom: Being serious for moment...

My fear is that in the short-term, we will enter a period of anarcho-tyranny. An increasing financially desperate government will be going full bore to fine, tax, and harass productive citizens because that is where the money is. Harassment will include disarmament (don't want the temptation to use violence against a increasing predator-like government officials). VDH covered this on some of his more recent essays better than I can express here.

The criminal element will be given more and more liberty to create mayhem.

This is a pattern I have noticed in other formerly wealthy countries of Argentina and South Africa.

ikaika said...

I read that VDH article about his hometown in Ca going to the dogs.

Frightening

chess said...

Hell.I agree but I do think there is a big difference today than say in the riots etc in 70s and 80s. First Im no t 30 anymore and have had a good life. Second is I have a lot more firepower and willing to use it to protect whats mine.
Back then it was all one-sided shooting and looting. I think there will be some return fire this time around.

Tom said...

I think you're right to a limited extent. (I posted the VDH piece here.) But I don't believe disarmament will actually be tried by anyone. Political winds are blowing the other way.

Also, I think the violence will me relatively small scale, limited, and inconsistent. It will be a function of passion not organization. there may be a riot here or there, but nothing widespread like people imagine. I think Argentina is an excellent model to use.

Things are worse - but most people can get through their day most of the time without ever having to cope with violence.

Keith said...

Agree with Tom. People trying to get through their day.
When you say violence will be limited, I agree with you and Chess. Pretty sure it will be very limited in my area. People on Missouri carry. Extensively.

Anonymous said...

Guys, please. It's gotta be Lagavulin 16 y/o. Simply the best.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Anon:

I am more of a Oban or 13 year old Glenmorangie man myself. However, I have a John Barr budget. :+(

chess said...

I have already got 3 minutes of maybe the best sermon I have heard in years. No need to watch the debates . This man I could folllow

http://www.therightscoop.com/bishop-e-w-jackson-its-time-to-end-this-slavish-devotion-to-the-democrat-party/

Jack D. said...

I have a lot of respect for you, Tom, but now that I know that you are a Laphroaig man, you are off the charts. Many are more expensive, but no other Islay single malts have the right combo of peat and balls. (Ardbeg, Oban... you guys are cool, but why would I pay more for less oomph?)

Tom said...

My buddy at the debate was asking me if it's OK to put ice in it. I told him that I'm no expert, I just like what I like. So in my book if you like it better with an ice cube then I say go for it.

It's not about pretense, it's about enjoyment.

Steven P. Beaver said...

Tom, I don't think I could have said it any better myself.

Drinking good spirits is all about enjoyment. So add a splash of water or add an ice cube. Go nuts - but savor the flavor.