Obama Receives Nobel Prize in Literature Citing Hemingway as an Inspiration

USA Today had a howler today where Obama’s efforts with Health Care Reform were likened to the effort of Santiago to bring home his prized marlina in “The Old Man and The Sea.” The article quoted from the new David Corn book.  A book with a catchy catchy title: “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party.

The frustrations of the presidency once had Barack Obama reach for a literary metaphor.

“At times he couldn’t help feeling, as he told one associate, a kinship with the protagonist in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea,” writes David Corn in his new book on the presidency.

“He had, against tremendous odds, caught a big fish, but on the long voyage back to shore, his prized catch had been picked to pieces by sharks,” Corn writes.

LINK:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/03/obama-sometimes-i-feel-like-the-old-man-and-the-sea/1?csp=34news#.T2c0S9X5Y4Q

Random House publishing is leaking the title of Obama’s follow up literary effort:  “The Birth Certificates of Kilimanjaro”

Target Rich Literature:  maybe “The Unemployment Also Rises” or “For Whom the SuperPac Tolls” or “A Farewell to Jobs”

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Separated at The Breakfast Table (#2)

Two of the Brow’s faves…

Didja know that Frankenberry is the Official Cereal of Health Care Reconcilliation:

Franken has better teeth and bolts removed from his neck

Dispensing TARP funds like they’re Lucky Charms:

I'll make me a bus and I'll jump underneath it!

Green Tarps, Blue Clunkers & Pink Bailouts

Pelosi Has Her Clairol Moment: Does She or Doesn’t She?

Only her Blue Dawgs know for sure…

You Make The Call...

The old tag line for Clairol hair products is the question on the lips of progressives, conservatives and the media: Does she or doesn’t she have the votes in the House?

With Bart Stupak (D, MI) saying he and his crew can not vote for the Senate bill because of the abortion language, where will she find the votes to get to 216?

(The ‘retirement’ of Massa in NY State next monday knocks a “no” vote off the rolls so the 216 count is the correct one, not 217)

And that news has Pancy Nelosi happy because, ya know, she was an American Girl raised on promises…

http://blip.fm/~m9c2j

#HCRSummit Obama Nursery Rhyme

The tall, good looking, wear a nice suit, run a nice roundtable meeting guy had a moment or two where he looked very petulant today. Not all Presidential even though he was clearly in charge. Fascinating.

Barry Barry quite contrary
Can you make HealthCare grow?
With shifting goals
And shrinking polls
And pretty BlueDawgs all in a row.

#HCRSummit = The Pompous Pomposity of Pompousness

This political theater is so bad it has me pining for the days of Bill Clinton. Someone please talk me down off the ledge.

What this Health Care Reform Summit needs is a dose of Daniel Hannan. Remember him? Conservatives in Congress could use some of his spine.

“This monstrosity, sir, is an warranted grab of 1/6 of the US economy by the devalued President of a devalued Government.”

Something like that would’ve been nice to clear the air, then we might’ve gotten some REAL bipartisan food fighting. Though I did think for a second that John McCain was gonna chuck some chow at BHO. He was looking almost like Nikita Krushschev at the UN. Only if he’d taken off his shoe and pounded it on the table.

Oh well…

Untold Big Story About Bayh #InSen Retirement

Within 15 minutes of the Evan Bayh retirement story breaking, Harold Ford was seen googling “Indianapolis Subway System” on his laptop by undercover operatives from Media Mutters.

I had expected @DustyTrice to have broken this story on HuffPost by now…

ObamaCare & Our Family Snow Day Cost-Benefit Analysis

Across Virginia and much of the country, students will get a basic Economic lesson in the form of Make-Up Snow Days.  There is no Free Lunch.  For every Benefit there is a Cost. 

My Mini-Me is grappling with the abstract concept of trade-offs with new found clarity.  Last week’s snow cancelled a scheduled sleep-over birthday party at Brendan’s.  A martial arts competition now conflicts with the rescheduled party.  “Tough call,” said Pops, “but it’s your call and you gotta make it.”

SNOW DAYS:  But worse than a Karate-Party trade-off was his realization that extra days might be added to the end of the school year.  Up to that point, Lil Brow thought Snow Days were F-R-E-E.

PIVOT:  Expecting ObamaCare to expand coverage, reduce costs and improve outcomes is kinda like believing every day can be a Snow Day.

Brendan’s party won out.