Thursday, May 10, 2007
The Bananarama, running for President on a platform of "me black, me do nothing, me a crook, vote for me anyway," is at it again: this time, he got so confused that he said that 10,000, not 12, people were killed during the tornado in Kansas.
Now, if he said 30, or even 50, that would be a minor boo-boo. But 10,000 when it was 12?
Conclusion: Bananarama needs to go back to school. Kindergarten at least.
Obama Overstates Kansas Tornado Deaths
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died.
The death toll was 12.
"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died—an entire town destroyed," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.
Obama mentioned the disaster in Greensburg, Kan., in saying he had been told by the office of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that the state's National Guard had been depleted by its commitment to the Iraq War.
"Turns out that the National Guard in Kansas only had 40 percent of its equipment and they are having to slow down the recovery process in Kansas," Obama said, his shirt sleeves rolled up and his head glistening with sweat.
So, what is Bananarama's reason for being an imbecile...again? Catch this one:
As he concluded his remarks a few minutes later, he appeared to realize his gaffe.
"There are going to be times when I get tired," he said. "There are going to be times when I get weary. There are going to be times when I make mistakes."
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said later that the senator meant to say "at least 10," instead of 10,000.
This just in: President Bananarama said that he was tired, he was weary, he made a mistake when he accidentally dropped 2 nuclear weapons on some country he couldn't pronounce.
Of course, when President Bush makes a mistake, the media thinks it is hilarious to call him every name in the book. Free speech, they say. But when Bananarama is commented on, well, the media has to stop things like that because they are not nice.
Free speech? What free speech?
CBSNews.com Turns Off Comments on Obama Stories
Today CBSNews.com informed its staff via email that they should no longer enable comments on stories about presidential candidate Barack Obama. The reason for the new policy, according to the email, is that stories about Obama have been attracting too many racist comments.
"It's very simple," Mike Sims, director of News and Operations for CBSNews.com, told me. "We have our Rules of Engagement. They prohibit personal attacks, especially racist attacks. Stories about Obama have been problematic, and we won't tolerate it."
CBSNews.com does sometimes delete comments on an individual basis, but Sims said that was not sufficient in the case of Obama stories due to "the volume and the persistence" of the objectionable comments.
We don't turn off comments here. How hilarious that CBS, which tried to use false documents that they knew were fakes to bring down President Bush, is now trying to protect Bananarama from "personal attacks" that CBS' morons-in-charge do not like.
Hypcrisy, thy name be CBS.