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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Two interesting observations about Obama

Even though it isn't a sealed deal yet, it's looking pretty likely that Obama will win the nomination. Speculation is rampant in the blogosphere, but here are my two favorite observations so far about the Obama phenonemon:
What an Amazing Accomplishment
It’s September 12, 2001. You’re sitting in front of a TV, watching footage of the World Trade Center collapse over and over and over again.

All of a sudden, someone from seven years in the future walks out of a tiny temporal vortex, and tells you: George W. Bush is going to fuck this up so badly that in 2008, the United States of America will likely elect as president a black man whose middle name is Hussein and whose father was Muslim. Oh, and he also admits he’s used cocaine.

I think it would have been easier to convince me of the reality of time travel. “No, no, I believe you really are from the future. But the other stuff, that’s CRAZY.”—Jonathan Schwarz, writing on This Modern World

Not that this means anything
So, apparently, the last day of the Democratic National Convention, when Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech, is August 28, 2008. That just happens to be the 45th anniversary of another speech you may have heard about.

I know the Convention was planned years in advance, but... seriously. Someone in the DNC scheduling department just got a bonus.—Some Guy with a Website

1 Comments:

Anonymous crallspace said...

That first one is funny. True indeed.

What about all the right wing blogs that break their back to emphasize his middle name being Hussein? I guess when your guy has nothing, gotta attack the opposition.

John McCain, afterall, has the same first name as porn star John Holmes. He may have AIDS.

4:57 PM  

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