Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bernie Sanders on a Presidential Run

Sen. Bernie Sanders on a Presidential Run

Ted Cruz on the Left

Sen. Ted Cruz on the Left

Montgomery Burns on Success

Montgomery Burns on Success

Martin Luther King, Jr. on Character

Martin Luther King on Character

Thomas Edison on Being Busy

Thomas Edison on Being Busy

Frank Lucas on Who Is Going to Run the House

Frank Lucas on Who Is Going to Run the House

Valerie Jarrett on Eric Holder

Valerie Jarrett on Eric Holder

Some Notions about Nerd Prom in the District of Calamity (sic)

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner has been an annual event since 1921 when the press corp
rubs elbows with the Administration in a social, cocktail fueled supper.  Some serious journalists, like New York Timescolumnist Frank Rich have refused to go to the dinner as  it “illustrates how easily a propaganda-driven White House can enlist the Washington news media in its shows.”

In recent years, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has drawn increased public attention and
glamour as  the guest list has grown to be “more Hollywood”. The event has evolved from a humble one night affair into a  week long celebration by celebutards, power players and the press.


Patrick Gavin has  labeled the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a Nerd Prom since this was a replacement prom for those who not have been the cool kids in high school.  


As a political animal residing in the District of Calamity (sic), I appreciate opportunities to make light of my favorite contact sport–politics.  But knowing that the press corps is overwhelmingly liberal and  the timidity of inquiries during Presidential press briefings of late, it is unreasonable to expect that the jokes would be evenly divided.  But by mining the nuggets from the nabobs of the Nerd Prom from  Celebrity in Chief President Barack Obama and keynote comedienne Cecily Strong one can discern some interesting insights.
 Thus the routine [of keynoter Cecily Strong] was going to be packed with progressive identity politics with an emphasis on female power and gay glory.
It was clear from the material that Strong was not a Washington insider. 

Some of Strong’s ziggers were sharp, but her delivery was weak.  Her stand-up did not pack a strong punch (sic).  It might have hurt that she kept looking down to read her one liners, which accented her exaggerated fake eyelashes.  It seems that she could not get use of TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States).

Strong seemed more successful when using props and slight physical comedy. 
Where Strong seemed equal opportunity in her irreverence was towards the media. 
These “jokes” were delivered as there was civil unrest occurring in Baltimore, forty miles to the north. When the Mayor of Baltimore holds Orioles fans in their seats because there are rioters outside of Camden Yards, this ceased to be funny even for black satire. It  just shows how the Amtrak corridor elites are out of touch as well as pushing a progressive narrative.  
Obama and Angry Translator WHCD 
As for President Obama, he always does well at these political-press love fests.  His writing was better than Mr. Obama’s misplaced jocularity at the recent reception of Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots at the White House
Some feel the President Obama demeaned the office by the puckish slideshow which included a picture of the President swimming in a White House fountain. However, Mr. Obama already demeaned the prestige of the Presidency by granting an extended interview with an internet phenom whose claim to fame was bathing in a tub of Fruit Loops and milk. So when Mr. Obama opined that his new policy methodology rhymed with “Buck it”, it fit right in with the vulgar values of a Daily Show and Reddit audience. 
That being said, Mr. Obama displays an odd sense of humor in public. 
Part of President Obama’s shtick was assisted through an anger translator played by Keegan Michael Key.  This skit culminated by Mr. Obama feigning losing his cool over racial issues and his “anger translator” holding him back.  
All in all, the writing for the 2015 White House Correspondent’s dinner was better than most Saturday Night Live political skits.  Unfortunately, Strong’s delivery lacked a punch.  Mr. Obama showed his snarky side, which was smooth but not flattering.  Even his attempts at self depricating humor about being self absorbed were not endearing. But at least First Lady Michelle Obama let the crowd enjoy roast before these self important nabobs at the Nerd Prom are condemned to consume cake.  


Henri Noewen on Compassion


Eric Hoffer on Politics

Eric Hoffer on Politics