Friday, November 5, 2010

President Obama and the coconut security threat

One searches in vain for metaphors, analogies and historical allusions – in vain, because the reality itself is so absurd as to defy attempts at satire.

Don Surber’s post - “Obama’s $2 billion vacation” - describes the president’s upcoming trip to India. The sheer…I dunno…obscenity of it all is staggering. The president and his handlers are going to rent the entire 800-room Taj Mahal Hotel. Navy ships will patrol the coast. And, according to this article in the Telegraph, coconuts are going to be removed from palm trees, lest they collude with gravity in an effort to bruise the presidential noggin:
All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum, one of Mr Obama's stops in the city, are being taken down.

Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places the US president is visiting in Mumbai.

"We told the authorities to remove the dry coconuts from trees near the building. Why take a chance?" Mani Bhavan's executive secretary, Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, told the BBC.
Why, indeed? The merest Moghul emperor would have expected as much.

The trip is an example of shocking excess, although it does serve as the perfect coda for the recent Republican victories, and for Obama’s inability to face facts. Not only does he have feet of clay, but apparently ears of tin, as well. The unemployment rate is higher than it has been in decades, we are buried under a mountain of government debt, and the aggressive expansion of federal power has just been thoroughly repudiated by the voters – and our president, having uttered remarks to the press that provide ample proof that he still fails to grasp what has happened, flees to the other side of the world. Maybe he has been told that there will no Fox News reporters on hand.

Or perhaps Obama has decided to chuck his job, and is going to India to immerse himself in the pursuit of spiritual knowledge by becoming a simple holy man (after having one last spending spree). At least, when he assumes the lotus position under the swaying palm, he can rest assured that no coconuts will conk him on the head.


Merilyn said...

Well Paco, Obama did say he was "Moving Forward", guess you could say he is "Moving Forward", to entertain the people of India.
He probably thinks that the people of America don't appreciate him, and after "all" he has done for them to.....if only one could think just what that was.
We have the same problem down here.

bruce said...

Yes it just gets weirder and weirder.

Compare GWB's simple 3 day visit in 2007, and nuc(ular - so what?) negotiations:

'Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finds US President George W Bush to be an 'uncomplicated' person who is easy to do business with.

"What I promise I will deliver, and what I cannot deliver I will not promise," Mr Bush told Dr Singh very early in the series of meetings they have had since September, 2004, according to sources close to the Prime Minister.'

richard mcenroe said...

I am sure the Great and Powerful Ob will use his masterly communications skills to great effect: "Can't I just eat my hamburger?"

JeffS said...

Hamburgers are pretty rare in India, Richard. Maybe Obama will concentrate on his favorite curry?

No matter -- Paco, you're right, Obama has feet of clay and ear of tin, but you forgot his heart of stone.

The man is a mockery of a leader.

RebeccaH said...

Not that I have any great love for the God-King of Chicago and Washington, but the trip isn't costing what was initially reported, according to Allahpundit. And I will say that our ties with India should be strengthened, although I'm not confident in Obama's ability to do so, or even to recognize the necessity. In fact, I'm just hoping he doesn't do anything offensive or stupid while he's there.

That said, the coconut removal has been confirmed, and he will be accompanied by his beloved teleprompter. Wonder what the Indians will make of that?

Steve Skubinna said...

Even if it were $200 million per day, it'd be worth it if the Indians just kept him until then end of 2012.

richard mcenroe said...

"Hamburgers are pretty rare in India, Richard."

That was the very nub of my gist.

Anonymous said...

While they're getting about the business of removing the coconuts, how about a few other pesky threats like those cows wandering all over the place. Oh, and please rid the monkey god's minions. Heard they like to steal underwear. Hmmm. Presidential wedgie might be funny.

"He" has decided to not take the fleet. Wonder if the military escort is a "go"? Funny, that these are the same planes he defunded.

Be afraid. The Second Banana will be in charge while the First is away.

Deborah Leigh

El Cid said...

Aww come on now, give the guy a break. Maybe he wants to become a Sick. 'Cause for damn sure, he's making a lot of folks sick.

I mean, he has tried the rest, (excluding Judaism for some reason) why not Sick?

that is how it's spelled, isn't it?

bruce said...

Cid - He may also become a Fakir (pronounced 'f*ckeer'). But first he would have to be a Dikshita (means 'initiate').

Madhuri Dikshit has had to go thru life with that name but she turned out rather well:

JeffS said...

That was the very nub of my gist.

Touche', Richard! I missed that zinger.

Anonymous said...


Here are some Bible verses that Pres. Obama avoids:
Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"
Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under "a servant who becomes king."
And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: "let thy words be few...a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he's destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
For more on the Obamas, Google "Michelle Obama's Allah-day" and "Obama Supports Public Depravity."

(Saw above on web. Re coconuts, they have to be protected from Obama's hard head smashing them if they would fall!)

Robert of Ottawa said...

Hasn't the US military yet figured out the The One is not theatened by Islamic terrorists because he is working for them?