Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mama Mia



"Getting back to the spreading the wealth question, what do you say to the people who are concerned that Barack Obama will want to turn America into a socialist country much like Sweden?"

Bullseye. 

Dear God, they've already gotten to our water supply.

And while I agree with this reporter that the highly literate, ABBA loving people of Sweden are the greatest threat facing this country right now, I think she's got the wrong idea about which candidate's got his hand in the lingonberry jam jar. 

Exhibit A: 
Pasty faced Republican Presidential nominee John McCain in front of one his campaign signs, a blue background highlighted by a bold yellow streak. 

Exhibit B:

The flag of Sweden, as defined by Wikipedia
The flag of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges flagga) is blue with a yellow Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag. The design and colours of the Swedish flag are believed to have been inspired by the present Coat of arms of Sweden of 1442, which is blue divided quarterly by a cross pattée of gold, and modelled on the Danish flag. Blue and yellow have been used as Swedish colours at least since king Magnus Birgersson's royal coat of arms of 1275.
So is John McCain subtly slipping Sweden a support sign through his campaign material? The angry raging wheezing has just been a cover to throw everyone off the trail of his true, socialized public health care, Dancing Queen loving heart? Sure why not. It's as valid a point as anything that lady said.

And she's an actual journalist.

And as Exhibit C:
A picture of Barack Obama fist-bumping a small child. Because it is fucking adorable.

5 comments:

k. said...

YOU'RE BACK!

k. said...

also, give me a break! have you ever used wordpress before? it's a total nightmare. A TOTAL TECHNOLOGICAL DYSTOPIA.

also, i was drunk.

thebumblebees said...

hey

let's not talk shit about lingonberries

SamuelJohnWilliam said...
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SamuelJohnWilliam said...

Hey Ben it's Sam! How've you been? This crazy lady is a UVM grad and was a former Miss Vermont. Got to love the crazies we can produce!