Now That We Have Your Attention, Mr. President…

My long-time friend Giuliana called me from San Diego on Sunday. She mentioned that a friend of her Navy SEAL husband stationed at Coronado Island had tickets to a very special NCAA basketball game that was played on the Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson out in San Diego on Veterans’ Day. You may recall that it was the USS Carl Vinson that handled the disposal at sea of Osama Bin-Laden’s body recently.

She was told that because the tickets were for “special VIP” seats, she would be subjected to an intensive background check.  Why a background check for an NCAA basketball game? Because her seat would place her adjacent to President Barack Obama and the First Lady, who attended the game as part of their Veteran’s Day “Let’s spend more taxpayer money on an unnecessary trip to San Diego” program.

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The President wound up getting an earful from Giuliana, who is not one to shy away from speaking her mind. It wasn’t long before she made it clear to the President that she was proud to vote for him in 2008 (being part of history in electing our first African American President. And yes, I do have many Liberal friends). But then she told the President that now she was embarrassed that she voted for him because, “You turned out to be totally different than the way you presented himself in your campaign speeches.”  When Obama asked for some specific examples, Giuliana mentioned a number of topics.

When the President asked her what her sources of information were that she was quoting from, she said, “From a blog written by my friend Gerry Ashley… it’s called Grand Rants.”  She told me that Obama stared at her and smiled as he wrote it down.

POTUS Watches Michigan State Spartans Vs. #1 Ranked North Carolina on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson

It’s a bit unnerving to know that The President (the most liberal and dangerously close to socialist President in our nation’s history) chose to write down the name of the blog himself. We already know he and his staff are skilled Internet users.

I spoke to Alan last night by phone and he assured me there’s nothing to worry about. “Grant Rants isn’t even a blip on their radar screen,” he tried to reassure me.  I thought back to the scorching 8-part piece I wrote on the Abject Failure of the Obama Administration over a year ago.  And I replied,“Well, so far, perhaps, but then that’s because they probably didn’t know we existed. That’s all changed now. Did you hear me, Alan? Barack Hussein Obama wrote down our blog address. Do you think that’s so he could send us an invitation to a beer party in the Rose Garden?

Alan laughed and said, “The most that will happen is that he’ll give this to a low level intern with instructions to check it out at their convenience. There’s nothing to worry about.”

Reassured, I hung up. But one question still remains: Should I offer coffee and donuts to the guys in the Black SUV parked across the street?

Gerry Ashley

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13 Responses to Now That We Have Your Attention, Mr. President…

  1. Dean Hopkins says:

    “Reassured, I hung up. But one question still remains: Should I offer coffee and donuts to the guys in the Black SUV parked across the street?”

    Yes. It will unnerve them…

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  3. smc331 says:

    Absolutely – odds are they feel much the same as we do…

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Hmmm… you may be right. Then again, my 93 pound Catahoula Leopard Dog might be what’s keeping them inside the SUV.

  4. Josie says:

    Good for Giuliana! Not many people would have had the bravery
    to say those things to him. Bravo!

  5. Secret Lover says:

    This entire story sounds plausible to me. The non-self-serving and non-self-aggrandizing overtones lend to the credibility, for sure.

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Thanks… I assure you it happened exactly as she said. What I’m most proud about is the way she stood her ground on her beliefs, yet still respected the office of the Presidency and was very polite to President. Obama. I would expect nothing less from myself if given the chance to speak to him directly.

  6. Gerry Ashley says:

    I keep getting calls from 202-456-1414 but when I answer, the person on the other end just hangs up. Hmmm… I wonder…

  7. Secret Lover says:

    Your wordpress blog filled with nonsensical, regurgitated republican talking points has, no doubt, earned the ire and attention of the leader of the free world.

    Go off the grid, for Pete’s sake. “They” may be coming for you as we speak.

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Trust me, they have far bigger and better things to worry about. Then again, if they share the same opinion about Grand Rants that you apparently have, they might simply look at me as a “shovel ready job” if you know what I mean…

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