Monday, August 29, 2011

Obama "Takes Charge" Of Hurricane Irene; Yahoo! Readers Play "Caption This!"

Reading news filtered by Yahoo! is not much different than reading White House press releases - filled with stories about the greatness and good of Barack Obama and the Democratic party; with occasional stories brimming with disgust over this or that Republican initiative.  But they may have gone a bit too far with this piece, and picture:

Obama takes charge at hurricane command center

US President Barack Obama warned the US east coast was in for a "long 72 hours" as he led his government's response to Hurricane Irene at a disaster command center in Washington.

Obama on Saturday chaired a meeting at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) set up at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, which is marshaling federal and local hurricane-relief efforts.

Really? The federal government "responds" to a hurricane? What is it, an overpowering high pressure system, or cool ocean water?

And Obama looks as clueless here in a made-up position of authority as he does everywhere else:

And if you needed any more proof that this president has "jumped the shark" in the minds of the average American, listen to the scathing response of Yahoo! readers to this photo and glowing profile:

Obama was at the Hurricane Command Center? When did they get a golf course?

He just downgraded his Presidency to Weatherman.

Things just went from bad to worse.

Is there anything this man can't do?

The only thing missing from this headline is a picture of Obama standing inside a tank wearing a Michael Dukakis helmet.

I thought Al Gore was in charge of the global climate.

Top priorities for Obama as they prepped up the storm command center for his arrival: Teleprompter setup, and six dozen double cheeseburgers, five dozen fries, and ten dozen milk shakes for Michelle. I think the rest of the staff got something to eat as well.

He is the least qualified person in any room he walks into.

Don't let him touch any of the buttons.

Now that the hurricane is over, I'm glad he is taking charge of the hurricane.

he couldn't lead a cub scout troop to the latrine.

All hail our Prima Donna in Chief.

The president of the United States of America needs to deal personally with a tropical storm. Ugh, liberal thinking at its best.

Thank Alla that we have a truly fearless leader who is not afraid to stand in the face of Hurricanepalooza, give a speech, and make the godless storm move away from his voting base. I wish that I could bear his child.

I wonder how much borrowed Chinese money it took to build that fancy command center?

And a little on the blatant bias:

Does anyone else find it blatantly bias and sycophantic that whenever yahoo "news" speaks of this president they always use the fullest form ie: US President Barack Obama or at the shortest President Barack Obama? When they covered President Bush it was always fine to use the term "Bush said this".

Every story paints this guy as a hero and genius and in reality he is an incompetent do-nothing.

To whomever wrote this piece, it's good to see you pulled your head out of the President's behind, long enough to take a deep breath, write this love-letter to your BFF Barack, then go right back up the POTUS behind.

I would have added in this bit from private William Hudson in Aliens:

"He's coming in".  I feel safer already...

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