It’s a Good Thing He Doesn’t Lisp

 

Brandon had a news conference of sorts today. It was great standup comedy though it shouldn’t have been. It was about the Omicron variant of Covid. But … was it?

Brandon started off with this line. “When I was elected, I said I would always be honest with you.”

He had me laughing from the beginning.

In the next sentence, he told us that the new variant was the OmNicron. Not Omicron. Has someone changed the Greek alphabet? Is Omicron too gender-specific or racist? With everything else these woke fools are doing, they may have. I just didn’t get the memo.

But Brandon then mispronounced it several more times in the course of his standup routine.

I know, he’s old. He’s always been mentally slow and is slower now. Crazy Brandon, right?

But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

So, I’m laughing at these people.

Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

After that, I’m just glad Brandon doesn’t have a lisp. Yet.

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  1. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    OmNicron is the new nucular.

    • #1
  2. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Here’s a video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubdrvTlW84I

     

    • #2
  3. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn
    • #3
  4. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Here’s a video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubdrvTlW84I

     

    I’ll take your word for it, and opt to not listen to these lying fools. 

    • #4
  5. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Acceleration of Alzheimer’s is one effect of the vaccines. Very easily explains many of Biden’s mis-steps in terms of word choice and pronunciation.

    Of course I seriously doubt either of these two got anything other than a  saline placebo.

    And I have to say you’d have to pay me a great deal   at this point in order for me to watch a video of these two guys.

     

    • #5
  6. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    I’m told Brandon and Fauxi are called big thinkers  . . . .  by people who lisp.

    • #6
  7. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    “Omnicron”

    I like it. It sounds… universal. Powerful.

    Finally, a virus for the rest of us.

    Thanks, Xi!

    • #7
  8. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Ugh. Doctors in South Africa are saying that this is a really mild variant. Naturally, our Ruling Class will amp up the fear and use it as an excuse to lock us all down again.

    So, this is basically a sales pitch for getting the V-A-X. That’s all this is.

    Billions for Pfizer.

    Do your duty and get your shots! Get your boosters! Jab your children! Vaccinate the world! Real billionaires with multiple boats need your compliance!

    Ugh, this is flat-out propaganda.

    • #8
  9. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    I also like how they keep saying this v-a-x is free. No it’s not. We taxpayers are paying for it.

    More shots = more yachts! (Not for you, peasant! For Pfizer execs!)

     

    • #9
  10. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    He’s not talking about any virus.  He’s eradicating the world of this.

    • #10
  11. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    A tiny bit of fact-checking.

    First, the notoriously mendacious President* Brandon may well have said “I said I would always be honest with you,” as he claims. He might not have been lying about saying that, even if the statement itself was a lie. Oh, what a tangled web.

    Secondly, when he says (at 2:20) that “a year ago America was floundering against the first variant of COVID,” that isn’t quite true. A year ago — as President Trump’s term was coming to an end — Pfizer announced the first vaccine to the Wuhan coronavirus. Yes, the Pfizer Charmain, Albert Bourla, played politics by delaying the announcement until after the election, because he’s a bastard and that’s classic Pfizer. But we still had the vaccine on President Trump’s watch, even if President* Brandon didn’t quite remember that he himself was vaccinated prior to taking office. So, #ThanksTrump!

    Thirdly, when he says (at about 3:00) that the best protection against OMNIcron and any other variant is getting fully vaccinated, he’s probably not actually telling the truth. The best protection is probably getting COVID — at least, best for the large fraction of the country for which the disease represents an insignificant risk. Naturally acquired immunity is probably more diverse and robust than the injected kind. In any case, no one — and most particularly not President* Brandon — is yet able to make a strong claim to the contrary.

    Trust the science, but don’t trust the experts — particularly when the experts are telling you to trust the science.

    • #11
  12. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Ugh. Doctors in South Africa are saying that this is a really mild variant. Naturally, our Ruling Class will amp up the fear and use it as an excuse to lock us all down again.

    So, this is basically a sales pitch for getting the V-A-X. That’s all this is.

    Billions for Pfizer.

    Do your duty and get your shots! Get your boosters! Jab your children! Vaccinate the world! Real billionaires with multiple boats need your compliance!

    Ugh, this is flat-out propaganda.

    And, last I heard, South Africa was reporting that it didn’t originate there, it was brought in by tourists.  I don’t remember where they tourists came from.

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  13. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Ugh. Doctors in South Africa are saying that this is a really mild variant. Naturally, our Ruling Class will amp up the fear and use it as an excuse to lock us all down again.

    So, this is basically a sales pitch for getting the V-A-X. That’s all this is.

    Billions for Pfizer.

    Do your duty and get your shots! Get your boosters! Jab your children! Vaccinate the world! Real billionaires with multiple boats need your compliance!

    Ugh, this is flat-out propaganda.

    And, last I heard, South Africa was reporting that it didn’t originate there, it was brought in by tourists. I don’t remember where they tourists came from.

    You and your guldarn pesty Facts!!

    • #13
  14. Ekosj Member
    Ekosj
    @Ekosj

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well. 

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this.   I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation. 

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation.   Is it “Oh – mi- cron”?    With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega?   Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”?  With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    • #14
  15. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    To razz them all, as with the Brandon stuff, maybe we should call it the “nucular” variant?

    • #15
  16. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Yes, but in Omega pronounced oh-ME-ga or oh-MAY-ga?

    • #16
  17. LibertyDefender Member
    LibertyDefender
    @LibertyDefender

    Hang On:

    Brandon had a news conference of sorts today. It was great standup comedy though it shouldn’t have been. It was about the Omicron variant of Covid. But. . . was it?

    . . . he told us that the new variant was the OmNicron. Not Omicron. Has someone changed the Greek alphabet? Is Omicron too gender-specific or racist? 

    But Brandon then mispronounced it several more times in the course of his standup routine.

    And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well. 

    The YouTube instant closed captions are doing their part, kind of a text-based MST3k commentary.  The first time Brandon said “OmNicron” variant, the closed caption read “Crown” variant.  The next time it said “Crime” variant.

    I also liked the part where Brandon said 

    While we have that restrictions can slow the speed of OmNicron, it cannot prevent it.  But here’s what it does: it gives us time.  It gives us time . . . to move quicker.

    I’ve often told my boss I could move quicker if I only had more time.

    • #17
  18. Ekosj Member
    Ekosj
    @Ekosj

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Yes, but in Omega pronounced oh-ME-ga or oh-MAY-ga?

    Nooooo.    
    You are a bad person

    • #18
  19. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Yes, but in Omega pronounced oh-ME-ga or oh-MAY-ga?

    I think I would go with oh-MAGA.

    • #19
  20. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    Brandon had a news conference of sorts today. It was great standup comedy though it shouldn’t have been. It was about the Omicron variant of Covid. But. . . was it?

    . . . he told us that the new variant was the OmNicron. Not Omicron. Has someone changed the Greek alphabet? Is Omicron too gender-specific or racist?

    But Brandon then mispronounced it several more times in the course of his standup routine.

    And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    The YouTube instant closed captions are doing their part, kind of a text-based MST3k commentary. The first time Brandon said “OmNicron” variant, the closed caption read “Crown” variant. The next time it said “Crime” variant.

    I also liked the part where Brandon said

    While we have that restrictions can slow the speed of OmNicron, it cannot prevent it. But here’s what it does: it gives us time. It gives us time . . . to move quicker.

    I’ve often told my boss I could move quicker if I only had more time.

    This doesn’t make any sense at all, except to say when I drive across country, I need more days, so I can drive faster.

    • #20
  21. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    I figure the O rhymes with Joe — it’s just the name for the same letter.

    I wonder if the prompter scribe wrote it wrong, “Omnicron”.  No telling where the proximate incompetence is these days.  Or it may just be a matter of “Corpseman.”

    Biden said that the Delta variant was a “far more powerful threat” than the “original”.  Absolutely not true.  More transmissible perhaps, but far less deadly.  And so far it looks like Omicron is a fart in Delta’s gale.  Transmissible, but basically negligible.  Time will tell.

    Also, I’m allergic to the verb “flounder”.  It exists, and might not even be wrong in this case, but iusually should read “founder”.

    Annnnd I bailed after seven minutes of this manure.  I just can’t do it.

    Our shame is complete.

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  22. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Yes, but in Omega pronounced oh-ME-ga or oh-MAY-ga?

    Nooooo.
    You are a bad person

    So what’s the answer?  Tell me!  I know the Brits say o-ME-ga, but they’re well, foreign, you see.

    • #22
  23. John H. Member
    John H.
    @JohnH

    I enjoyed this post, and the comments beneath it. Also, I did listen to the link provided by @hangon. Well, the first minute or so, just to confirm the presidential mispronunciation. For those of you who declined to click, I assure you that it is there. But I still don’t understand the title of this post. It’s all a matter of taste of course, but I would have picked “It’s A Good Thing He Doesn’t Roll His R’s.”

    • #23
  24. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Yes, but in Omega pronounced oh-ME-ga or oh-MAY-ga?

    Nooooo.
    You are a bad person

    So what’s the answer? Tell me! I know the Brits say o-ME-ga, but they’re well, foreign, you see.

    The Brits (and, honestly, I love our cousins across the pond) also say ME-thane for the greenhouse gas. They can’t be trusted. 

    • #24
  25. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Yes, but in Omega pronounced oh-ME-ga or oh-MAY-ga?

    Nooooo.
    You are a bad person

    So what’s the answer? Tell me! I know the Brits say o-ME-ga, but they’re well, foreign, you see.

    The Brits (and, honestly, I love our cousins across the pond) also say ME-thane for the greenhouse gas. They can’t be trusted.

    Not as bad as the French.  As Steve Martin observed long ago, “It’s like they have a different word for EVERYTHING!”

    • #25
  26. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    John H. (View Comment):
    Also, I did listen to the link provided by @hangon. Well, the first minute or so, just to confirm the presidential mispronunciation. For those of you who declined to click, I assure you that it is there.

    And “DOCTOR SCIENCE!” used the same mispronounciationism!

    • #26
  27. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    NSFW

     

    • #27
  28. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Yes, based upon today’s science. And you know you can count on Mr. Science.

    • #28
  29. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hang On:

    But then Brandon calls on St. Anthony to make a pronouncement. And St. Anthony pronounces it OmNicron as well.

    What? Is dementia catchable? Evidently.

    So, I’m laughing at these people.

    Then, Brandon allows certain members of the press sycophancy in a no doubt pre-rehearsed manner to ask questions. And sure enough, it’s OmNicron again.

    I saw the presser and had a good chuckle at this. I’m guessing they were trying to cover for FJBs gaffe … make it seem like Omni-cron is the correct pronunciation.

    Which is too bad, because I’m trying to decide on the actual correct pronunciation. Is it “Oh – mi- cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omega? Or is it “Ah – mi – cron”? With the ‘O’ pronounced like the ‘O’ in Omni?

    Or ‘O’ as in OMG.

    • #29
  30. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    John H. (View Comment):

    I enjoyed this post, and the comments beneath it. Also, I did listen to the link provided by @ hangon. Well, the first minute or so, just to confirm the presidential mispronunciation. For those of you who declined to click, I assure you that it is there. But I still don’t understand the title of this post. It’s all a matter of taste of course, but I would have picked “It’s A Good Thing He Doesn’t Roll His R’s.”

    If you speak any Spanish, you’d get it. It’s an urban legend that the reason the Spanish have a peculiar accent that sounds like they lisp is that the King of Spain had a lisp. So everyone at court started to lisp as well. And lisps roll down hill.

    • #30