Hail to the Sheep

It took us a couple years, but we finally figured out what Our Preznit is missing.

Well, besides a backbone.

What he lacks, what prevents him from connecting with The American People, is a Crazy Family.

Michelle? The kids? Craig Robinson? They’re all the best America has to offer. And America resents them for it.

Where are the fun-loving Twins? Roger Clinton? Neil Bush? Barbara Bush? Ron & Michael? Jane Wyman?

Where, for the love of all that is Exceptional about America, is Billy Carter?

Because while you can make a case for Assorted Nixons, Kennedys and Eisenhowers, it’s really Billy where America’s love affair with Presidential Black Sheep began. Never mind whether you would share a pint with The Leader of the Free World — it was more fun knowing that the awesome power to destroy humanity with the push of a button was nothing compared to the awesome embarrassment of a relation who was along for the ride. That we can identify with.

Thank God our Shadow Preznit is ably filling the void, or we don’t know what we would do.

Love, Lies, and the Drama of Facebook [Mercede Johnston, via Sully]

Well, he’s always “got” Bill Ayres and Rev Jeremiah Wright… right? That’s what the wingnuts say.

Best quotes from Mercede in the exchange:

“Even during that deposition you saw for yourself the depth of my emotions.”

“Unlike you I have other important things to do rather than traveling around preaching abstinence and earning thousands for doing so then coming home to which ever boyfriend it is this week and doing exactly the opposite of what you just lectured others not to do. “

How come over the two years I haunted local shelters looking for a dog there were nothing but pit bulls?

@Dodgerblue: Something like that. She only made the news because her immigration status was questionable.

@mellbell: There was a crazy guy on “F” Street last night near Metro Center asking aggressively for money and screaming about “wetbacks” taking jobs. Not surprisingly, no one was giving him a nickel.

How could you forget about Uncle Joe? He’s a big fucking deal!

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Who’s uncle Joe?

P.S. I still don’t have access to “edit.”

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Wacky Veeps fall into another category.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: Let’s do the rundown: Browser, version, operating system?

Also: The Edit buttons are a Javascript delicacy. Are you blocking Javascript with some setting in your browser? (Quick test: Does the Comment Preview button work?)

@nojo: Same as they ever were — Windows XP, Firefox 3.6.13.

Ahhh, now we’re getting somewhere … in fact the preview button is not working, although it’s there.

I can’t imagine where to start looking for a block on Javascript. I play gin and suicide in Yahoo, and those are both still working. The only other oddness was I couldn’t post or “like” on FB for several hours yesterday.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: Well, it’s definitely a Javascript Issue. That helps.

If I have a moment later today, I’ll fire up XP and have a look.

@nojo: I went to “tools” “options” and Javascript is definitely enabled.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: Well, if I may exercise my God Privileges…

I’m posting this in Mac Firefox 3.6.13. When I click the “Advanced” button for “Enable Javascript”, I have these options. On the Mac side, Preview and Edit are working as expected.

Well, I installed the Venkman JavaScript debugger for Firefox but have no idea what it’s doing or whether it’s doing anything.


All the errors I’m seeing in Venkman are “jQuery is not defined.” ??

@nojo: Okay. This is getting to be a bit much, God. You take the biscuit!

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: Well, now that I have to fire up XP to check a client site anyway…

Gawd, this is ugly. I don’t know how you people stand it.

But everything works from here in XP Firefox 3.6.13. All I can do is blame a rogue plug-in.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: This will be eternally confusing, but “Java” and “Javascript” aren’t the same thing. You can thank the Nomenclature Geeks for fucking that up for everyone else.

Well, shit. How can I figure out what’s going on? I really hadn’t done anything to the computer just prior to whatever happened. Not being able to edit my comments is a big annoyance.

If anyone thinks of anything, let me know. I’ll be over here in the corner muttering and grumbling.

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