Saturday, July 16, 2011

Barack Orwellama

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." George Orwell

Just recovering from all the travel. Had been out of touch from much of the news, so, please forgive my shock on discovering that I had mistakenly traveled back not home but to a bizarro version of home.

When I left on my trip a couple of weeks ago, Barack Obama was the President who had incurred the greatest debt in American history. He and his acolytes assured us that the best way to save was to spend. In the bizarro world in which I have landed somebody presuming to be Barack Obama is now proclaiming himself madly in favor of reducing debt and of examining with a critical eye every Federal entitlement program.

I am confused. Who has stolen our Barack Obama? Or could it be that he has used his vast intellect and powers of reading comprehension to absorb the language of 1984. "Spending is saving." "Debt is good." "Taxes are revenue enhancements." "Eighty percent of Americans want to pay higher taxes."



  1. The fault lies not in dear President Oblahblah. It is in your comprehension of normal politi-speech.

    "Eighty percent" means four people who work for the NYT. "Reducing debt" means taxing rich Republicans, and "examining federal entitlement programs" means blaming Bush for the terrible mess we're in.

    Straighten up, will ya? You weren't gone that long. Must of have been the weirdness of Texas air, or viewing the bats at sunset returning to the I-35 overpass structure near Round Rock.

  2. The Diplomad2.0 was my favorite read of the day. Now, I fear he has gone the way of Spiderman.

    Where are you, Diplomad?

  3. Std B.:

    I echo your sentiments.

  4. Ok this has gone on too long.

    Diplomad where are you?

  5. If I promise to never say it again will you come back?

  6. Hello? Hello? Is this microphone on? Anybody there?

  7. I hope you will get back to blogging soon. I was very excited to discover that you'd returned to blogging, and I love what you've been writing.

  8. I hope you're not dead. Please don't say you're dead. Otherwise your secret diplomatic trip is not going too well. I can only imagine the choice words you'd have about recent events.

    Or you could be having a hell of a time selling your home. Did you get Linda Greened?

  9. P.S. For those of you who do not know about Linda Green, google "robosigning". Freaky stuff.