Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The More You Talk About Change, the More We Stay the Same

“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.”

--Lloyd Bridges, as MCrosky in Airplane!

This photo depicts Iranian demonstrators chanting "Death to Obama!" outside the Swiss embassy in Tehran. They're doing this at the Swiss embassy because the U.S. doesn't have an embassy in Tehran any more, although we used to--10 points for anyone who remembers what happened to it!? They've also got Obama's picture plastered to the street so people can drive over it. Anyhow, the demonstrators are mad, or at least their Iranian Intelligence organizers want to make you think they're mad, because Obama isn't taking Hamas's side on Israel--so far.

Now what we in the good old USA happen to know is that the election of Barack Hussein Obama is the Most Historic Election since Linco--or no, Washing--oh, hell, it's the most important election since time began. And, in my view, this Iranian enthusiasm for burning The One helps proves that. You see, every other lesser American president the Iranians have burned in effigy--which so far includes Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43--was at least in office first. Obama is so far ahead of the curve he got himself burned before he's even been inaugurated.

It also proves eruptions of Iranian demonstrators are not a very good indicator of how we in America should choose our leaders.

Mr. President Elect, welcome to international relations, Muslim-style. Will that be smoking, or non?

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