A Little Butt-Kicking Humor


The problem with trying to sound tough when you’re not perceived as a tough guy is that you’re apt to get mocked mercilessly for it–in this case, with good cause.

Better perhaps to laugh than to cry.


UPDATE: James Lileks nails it with exquisite perfection, as is his wont:

My nine-year-old daughter looked at the front page of the paper, and her eyes grew wide:

      The president said “ass”?

She swallowed the A-word, because it is, after all, the A-word. I nodded; he said that. She was silent for a while, digesting the information. Presidents, after all, are part of the great Pantheon of Authority, standing over the school principal, teachers, the pastor, police, and perhaps the mailman. To consider them using bad words reordered everything. Unless …

“He didn’t mean donkey,” she said, this being the only possible explanation. I shook my head. It will now be difficult to tell her not to use that word…

Read it all, because it’s Lileks and therefore well worth your time.


5 Responses to A Little Butt-Kicking Humor

  1. debra browning says:

    He is so scary…….not!!!
    I do not think this is very presidential. What about children hearing this? He is not at all who he aught to be. Sad…..

  2. Mrs. Doodlepunk says:

    I am SO excited that we have a president who will kick ass. I feel…. loved. /sarcasm

    Seriously, thanks for the laugh.

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  4. Gerry Ashley says:

    This act of his is a joke. Unfortunately his Presidency is not. He is changing things under the radar and behind closed doors that were supposed to be transparent.

    He’s an absolute disgrace as a President, but the full assessment of the damage will probably not be fully known until it’s done and, quite possibly, too late.

    Obama a tough guy? No.

    A “Bad-ass?” Hardly.

    Scary? Yes. Be afraid. Be very afraid. But be vigilant and keep yourselves informed. He poses the biggest threat to our liberty and freedom in our lifetime. And only an educated public will keep him from detroying that which we hold dear.

    But I’ll bet I could take him in a food fight.

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