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So, How Did You Celebrate “Barack Obama Day”?

 

It’s an official holiday now, you know. August 4th, the great man’s birthday.

Actually, I didn’t celebrate it because (so far) it’s a holiday in only one state and I don’t live in solid blue, insolvent, overtaxed Illinois whose biggest city has a crazy left-wing mayor. I live in, er, New York.

Perhaps next year I’ll celebrate in my own way. Maybe I’ll play golf, or hang out with Richard Branson, or have an American citizen whacked without a trial. I guess I’ll see what the wife wants to do.

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  1. Member

    So… do we exchange gifts? Hide selfie sticks? Measure the sea level? What?

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    • August 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm
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    OldDan Rhody (View Comment):
    So… do we exchange gifts? Hide selfie sticks? Measure the sea level? What?

    I think it would be appropriate to appropriate a gift from someone you know who has already made enough money.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm
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    Matt Bartle: Actually, I didn’t celebrate it because (so far) it’s a holiday in only one State and I don’t live in that solid blue, insolvent, over-taxed State whose biggest city has a crazy left-wing mayor. I live in, er, New York.

    That was worth the price of admission.

    Matt Bartle: …or have an American citizen whacked without a trial.

    Gotta have a hobby.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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    I ate eggs, toast, and bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm
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    If only I had known! I could have done something appropriate like cleaning out septic tanks. Cleaning out stopped drains or plugged toilets. Or maybe it explains this. Seems oddly appropriate for Barack Obama day.

    Seawriter

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    • August 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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    DocJay (View Comment):
    I ate eggs, toast, and bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.

    Next year you can lance abscesses to celebrate.

    Seawriter

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    • August 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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  7. Thatcher

    Laugh out loud.

    Don’t cry or rage, that’s what they want you to do.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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    All together now,

    Mm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said that all must lend a hand
    To make this country strong again
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said we must be fair today
    Equal work means equal pay
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said that we must take a stand
    To make sure everyone gets a chance
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said red, yellow, black or white
    All are equal in his sight
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    Yes!
    Mmm, mmm, mm
    Barack Hussein Obama

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    • August 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm
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    Didn’t know about it; but, next year I plan to walk around all day with my nose up in the air.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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    If I had known, I’d of polished my pistol with my Bible at my side. :)

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    I think he copied that from Mussolini.

    Seawriter

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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  12. Inactive

    I gave thanks for and counted My White privileges.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:19 pm
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    Matt Bartle: I don’t live in that solid blue, insolvent, over-taxed State whose biggest city has a crazy left-wing mayor. I live in, er, New York.

    Absolutely wonderful – I’m still laughing. Oh my goodness…

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    Richard Finlay (View Comment):

    OldDan Rhody (View Comment):
    So… do we exchange gifts? Hide selfie sticks? Measure the sea level? What?

    I think it would be appropriate to appropriate a gift from someone you know who has already made enough money.

    Fantastic!

    This thread has real potential! Please keep going everyone!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm
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    Matt Bartle Post author

    Barack Obama Day – it’s a Big Effing Deal!

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm
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    Removed comment. Too crude even for me.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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    She

    I understand that Her Majesty was pleased to send Mr Obama two gifts: 1) A set of DVDs celebrating her coronation and the most famous moments, and best known speeches, of her long reign. Due to a small oversight, they’re Region 2 code only, and won’t play on US equipment. 2) A replica of the Jacob Epstein bust of Winston Churchill that Donald Trump brought back to the Oval Office shortly after his inauguration.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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    tigerlily (View Comment):
    Didn’t know about it; but, next year I plan to walk around all day with my nose up in the air.

    I’m going to pick my nose next year….

    As a resident of the formerly fine state of Illinois I am totally dejected, yet unsurprised.

    @illiniguy, did you vote for this? Asking for a friend.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    I think he copied that from Mussolini.

    Seawriter

    Because fascists have to stick together. Er… somethin’.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    I’m going to pick my nose next year….

    Having trouble commenting on this thread. This one was premature.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):
    Because fascists have to stick together.

    By definition.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    I’m going to pick my nose next year….

    The idea that you can own a nose is so bourgeoisie. Totally inappropriate for Obama day.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    Chuck Enfield (View Comment):
    The idea that you can own a nose is so bourgeoisie.

    Jimmy Durante, please call your office.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm
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    I threw out all the kale and okra in the house, and had a big, thick bacon cheeseburger for lunch. With french fries fried in lots of lard.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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    Like I get why they did this, he’s an Illinois guy. But I still find this wildly inappropriate. Also, I’m generally opposed to naming things after living political figures.

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    • August 7, 2017 at 4:30 am
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    Like I get why they did this, he’s an Illinois guy.

    I thought he was a Hawaii guy.

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    • August 7, 2017 at 5:00 am
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    Like I get why they did this, he’s an Illinois guy.

    I thought he was a Hawaii guy.

    I thought he was a Kenya guy. ;)

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    • August 7, 2017 at 5:14 am
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    Matt Bartle Post author

    I think I’ll wait for the government mandate about how to celebrate, otherwise I might have to pay the fine tax.

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    • August 7, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    Matt Bartle Post author

    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    Also, I’m generally opposed to naming things after living political figures.

    I agree with that. Too soon.

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    • August 7, 2017 at 6:00 am
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    Like I get why they did this, he’s an Illinois guy.

    I thought he was a Hawaii guy.

    Well, it’s like Lincoln. He was born in Kentucky, but he’s strongly associated with Illinois.

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    • August 7, 2017 at 6:00 am
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