Obama Avoids Pork Issue in State of the Union

For those who wanted President Barack Obama to address the issue of pork in the State of the Union, the speech of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez this week shows just how much Obama is withholding from the public. Fernandez not only praised the benefits of eating pork but encouraged that a little pork in your diet can spice up your love life. What do we get? A discussion of market recovery and jobs initiatives.

Fernandez used a speech this week to praise pork and insisted that “[i]t is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra.” She went on to say that “it was all good” after she enjoyed some pork with her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner. She indicated that their evening suggested that the stories of pork-enhanced love making “might be right.”

One can only imagine Justice Alito’s response if Obama gave a personal testimonial to pork-based loving in the State of the Union. He strikes me as a beef guy.

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21 thoughts on “Obama Avoids Pork Issue in State of the Union”

  1. Too Funny, you mention Birth Certficate and this came out yesterday.

    Breaking News – Obama Eligibility: $100,000 For Proof Of Eligibility – Cult Of COLBERS Realize Insufficiency Of Birth Announcement In Hawaiian Papers Done With COLB & Not Vault Long Form Birth Certificate.
    Posted by: volubrjotr on: January 31, 2010

    Jason Hommel
    A man who runs a silver business and offers stock investment advice has announced he’s offering a reward of $100,000 for proof meeting that Barack Obama is a “natural born” citizen of the United States and, therefore, eligible to be president.

    Jason Hommel announced the offer on his website.

    “I, Jason Hommel, promise that I will give $100,000 to the first person who can prove to my satisfaction that Barack Obama, acting as president of the United States, is a ‘natural born’ citizen of the USA, which is a qualification to hold the office as indicated in the U.S. Constitution,” he wrote.

    “Please prove that Obama is a ‘natural born’ US citizen, and put to rest the claims in lawsuits, as wnd.com reports, ‘that include contentions Obama was born in Kenya, wasn’t a ‘natural born’ citizen because of his father’s Kenyan citizenship, was a dual citizen and that his mother wasn’t old enough to transmit citizenship at birth. In addition, his citizenship is clouded by his move as a child to Indonesia and apparent adoption by an Indonesian citizen who married his mother.’”

  2. The headline reads

    Obama Avoids Pork Issue in State of the Union

    Mine reads

    President’s State of the Union Address Notches 4th Lowest Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Score Since FDR

    State of the Union, key words.

    Birth Certificate, What Birth Certificate?

  3. Bdaman, Duh, Waynester, Gangter, et al,

    Are you going to say anything useful? What is it you are trying to say? The message was lost. Please communicate in English rather than the hyperbole you espouse.

    The SuperBowl is coming, did you know that? It starts this next Sunday. It starts in the evening. Now if you are West of the Eastern Time Zone then it is late afternoon or mid afternoon.

    Look at your local channel to determine what time it comes on for you. Ok, I know that this is basic for a lot of folks.

    If you don’t like Football, you could go to a movie or watch something else on TV. You can’t go to the Library, you do know that they have books there? Because most have had to reduce hours. Something about the trickle down, the Library did not get notice. Or if you are fortunate enough to have money left over after paying bills, you could go to a Movie.

    Is this what you were trying to say? I am needing clarification as your message is unclear. Please respond in your own words what you are trying to say.

    Cutting and pasting loses its meaning unless you use the right connectors. Ok. little wayne.

  4. Oh, please bring up the birth certificate again too.

    Because a difference without distinction is no difference.

    Senior lecturer or full time professor makes no difference. Both jobs have the same qualifications at an ABA accredited law school.

    Attempted thread jacking and “chicken love” have a lot in common though.

    It’s a big squawking mess, but it sure is funny to watch someone try it.

    Neither of those trollish posts have anything to do with Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez pork fetish. Or Washington’s “other white meat” for that matter.

    But if you want to talk about education and credentials, let’s talk about the multiple failure in business coke headed dry drunk and C (barely) student with the purchased Harvard MBA not worth the paper it’s printed on and his getting the job of President because Daddy’s golf buddies appointed him to the job despite his losing the popular vote.

    Much hilarity will ensue.

    Careful how you hijack. You might get what you wished for.

  5. During the presidential campaign, Obama consistently claimed that he was a law professor. The Sun-Times reported that, “several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama’s primary [Senate] campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He is not. He is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school. In academia, there is a vast difference between the two titles. Details matter.” In academia, there’s a significant difference: professors have tenure while lecturers do not.

    Media Inquiries
    The University of Chicago Law School handles media requests through the University of Chicago News Office. The Law School is happy to work with the media to provide access to our faculty members, who are experts on myriad subjects, or to provide comment on news stories where appropriate. For all media inquiries, please contact Sarah Galer at sgaler@uchicago.edu or 773 702 8365.

    Statement Regarding Barack Obama
    The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as “Senior Lecturer.”

    From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers has high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.


  6. Obama’s Flesch-Kincaid grade level score of 8.8 for his first State of the Union Address was the fourth lowest score since FDR’s first Address in 1934.

    Across the more than 75 years of speeches under analysis, the average sentence in State of the Union Addresses is 20.6 words in length.

    But the average length of sentences comprising Obama’s 2010 address was just 16.6 words in length – or 19.4 percent shorter than average. This also marks the fourth lowest average words per sentence used in State of the Union Addresses during the period under study.

  7. ‘Professor’ Obama? President’s State of the Union Address Notches 4th Lowest Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Score Since FDR
    Text of Obama’s Address has a readability score for an average 8th grader – two grades lower than George W. Bush’s Addresses and the historical average for modern presidents

    Barack Obama’s ability as a public speaker since his 2008 presidential campaign has been alternately viewed, often depending on whether or not one is an Obama supporter, along various dyads: being inspirational versus being aloof, intellectualizing versus lecturing etc.

    Along those lines, in her first month as a commentator for FOX News, Sarah Palin criticized Obama’s first State of the Union Address on Wednesday night as “lecturing” the American public.

    Unlike the criticisms hurled at his predecessor, however, few have ever charged that Obama, a former senior lecturer in Constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, has written or spoken too simplistically or catered his words to the lowest common denominator.

    However, a Smart Politics analysis of nearly 70 oral State of the Union Addresses since the mid-1930s finds the text of Obama’s speech on Wednesday evening to have one of the lowest scores on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test ever recorded by a U.S. President.


  8. More pictures of President “Hot Legs” Fernandez please.
    I’ll get me coat…..

  9. BIL:

    In case you missed it I posted what I thought you would look like rushing back to the blog site.Hope all is well and thy back is still in good shape.

  10. eniobob,

    Once when I was in junior high, I had gotten an off-brand sketch pad from somewhere that had a yellow cover with black lettering and a simple line drawing for decoration. I hadn’t really given the cover much thought. I was more interested in the blank pages. One day a classmate rightfully pointed out that the drawing was of a farm boy (in overalls) holding a chicken. To make matters even more hilarious to our sensibilities, the chicken was being “cradled” in what can only be described as a suggestive manner. Think of Adam in a painting by the old masters using a chicken as clothing instead of a fig leaf and you get the idea exactly.

    We were of course laughing. This was a private school in the country and chicken jokes could only be enhanced by adding fornication to the comedy soup.

    And in walks “the kid who started fights with everyone but always got his butt kicked for his efforts”.

    Wearing overalls.

    We were howling. It took several spasmodic and tear-filled minutes to explain to him “What’s so funny?”.

    Needless to say he was not as amused as we were.

    And lo, many months of chicken lust jokes ensued.

    In addition to posing the obvious question, “Who approved that artwork and did they get fired?”, I’m telling you this story to thank you for the hilarious clip and the hilarious memory – a reminder of the simple juvenile humor that can be found in a chicken, er, with a chicken, um, using a chicken? You know what I mean.

    No chickens were harmed during the production of this blog post.

    This message sponsored by NAMPLA (Poultry Deserve Love Too!), K Street (What do you think we do when the doors are closed?) and Two Flavors of the National Fascist Party – Elephant & Donkey Flavored (Chicken Flavored Coming Soon!).

  11. eniobob,

    The chicken video is pretty cool. I guess playing with your chicken on the subway is acceptable, but choking it isn’t. :>)

  12. AY:

    You can’t help but see the people are just walking around him.Only in New York.:-))

  13. eniobob,

    That was great.

    As a person that raised Swine in High School and made a few dollars off of it as well Swine is good. The interesting part is some areas of the state and depending on who you are, have parties that will pay handsomely to say that they bought “Xs'” animal. That year at State the Grand Champion Swine brought in 18K and the Grand Champion Steer brought in 50K.

    It is called for some reason or another scholarship money. What I got paid for mine was real good party money.

    So I can see where love could be had…..

  14. I see the picture of the man holding the piglet,but I think the man “playing” with his chicken on the subway has him beat.

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