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Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

The Weekly World News has the inside story of what really went on in Obama’s State Of The Union address:

Frame by frame analysis of last night’s broadcast reveals subliminal messages in the State of the Union.  During key points of the speech text would appear for only a fraction of a second.  When the President would mention the need for jobs, subliminal messages read “TRUST ME” and “TOTALLY BUSH’S FAULT.”

Discussing failed attempts at health care reform messages read “MY BAD” and “SORRY, I TRIED.”  Outlining his plans for the future the President was framed by phrases like “FOLLOW ME” and “EMBRACE MY DIVINE RULE.”  While mentioning Republican opposition to legislation, messages read “DON’T BE A JERK” and “SERIOUSLY GUYS, GROW UP.”

Also interspersed were subliminal images intended to reinforce the President’s message.  Single frames can be found in last night’s address of emotionally evocative images.  When discussing the “historic call to action” the country is facing, images were seen of Americans on bread lines during the Great Depression, America’s celebration of Victory in Europe, and Rosie the Riveter.  While outlining his future economic policies, motivational posters were seen, including the “Just Hang In There” cat.

Analysis shows that these techniques were also used by White House officials in the audio feed.  Buried in white noise, just barely loud enough for the brain to register subconsciously, the President’s speech was underscored by the sound of kittens purring.  If the President’s speech is played backwards is clearly plays Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”

Finally, Democrats are closing the subliminal messaging/mind control gap!

February 3rd, 2010 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Obama,Weekly World News

Harry Wants Nancy To Kick The Football


He has no idea how the Senate can pass a reconciliation sidecar fix before the House passes their first healthcare bill – no really – so the House will just have to pass it and hope for the best:

As for reconciliation, the Senate won’t go first.

“We can’t go first,” Reid said . “I don’t know how procedurally we can start reconciliation.”

But Reid acknowledged “that there is consideration of the House passing the reconciliation bill first, followed by the Senate.”  At that point, the House would pass the Senate health bill.

Sure, it’s not like there’s any kind of uncertainty about whether or not the Senate still has 51 votes for the public option, after all.

Fortunately, Nancy wasn’t born yesterday, and appears to be sick of being told what to vote for:

On the call, Pelosi was asked by a reporter whether the Senate would have to go first. “Yes,” she replied, twice, saying her members had repeatedly said they wouldn’t pass the Senate bill if it weren’t fixed before they were asked to vote on it.

Senate aides have privately expressed concern about this course of action being workable. “This is a whole bill that would amend another bill that hasn’t become law,” a senior Dem Senate aide told me yesterday. “How do we do reconciliation before the House passes the Senate bill?”

Some have dismissed the idea that this is a procedural obstacle, and on the call, Pelosi reiterated that she didn’t think it was a problem, saying it’s “not an obstacle,” though she didn’t elaborate. And she repeatedly stressed that the bill would get done.

I’m really really glad that Nancy is not falling for this, as I don’t think there’s anyone who believes that the reconciliation vote won’t encounter some kind of snag if the Senate bill gets passed without it.  I’d be even more glad if she were explicitly demanding that the reconciliation sidecar include the public option and remove the excise tax.

February 3rd, 2010 at 07:12am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare,Politics,Wankers

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