Saturday, July 26, 2008

Obama Shaft Interview, with Follow-up.

I can't make up parodic nonsense that competes equally with reality. Found this at American Thinker:

Here's the incredible account of Judith Bonesky's meeting...

It's 16:02 pm and I've been training in the gym of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Berlin. A man in a suit approaches me and says: "Barack Obama is about to come and train ..." Shortly after half past four and he actually arrives! Barack Obama is wearing a grey t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms - and a great smile!
"Hi, how's it going?" asks Obama in his deep voice. My heart beats. "Very good, and you?" I say. Obama replies: "Very good, thank you!"

He goes and picks up a pair of 16 kilo weights and starts curling them with his left and right arms, 30 repetitions on each side. Then, amazingly, he picks up the 32 kilo weights! Very slowly he lifts them, first 10 curls with his right, then 10 with his left. He breathes deeply in and out and takes a sip of water from his 0,5 litre Evian bottle.

Shortly before five o'clock Obama comes over and sits directly next to my cross-trainer on the mat. First he does 10 sit-ups, then stretches. Then he looks at his watch and says to his bodyguard: "It's time, let's go." Quickly I ask: "Mr. Obama, could I take a photo?". "Of course!" he answers, before asking my name and coming over to stand next to me.

"My name's Judith" I reply. "I'm Barack Obama, nice to meet you!" he says, and puts his arm across my shoulder. I put my arm around his hip - wow, he didn't even sweat! WHAT A MAN!

(HT: Media Blog at NRO)/

I got on the phone to interview Judith, the girl who talked with The Obama, to find out more. Here's the interview, unedited:

Dag: Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?

Judith: "OBAMA SHAFT! Ya damn right!"

Dag: Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man?

Judith: "OBAMA SHAFT! Can you dig it?"

Dag: Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about?

Judith: "OBAMA SHAFT! Right On!"

Dag: They say this cat Obama Shaft is a bad mother--

Judith: "SHUT YOUR MOUTH! Stop the smears."

Dag: I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.


I concluded from this in-depth interview that Obama Shaft is a complicated man and no one understands him but his woman.


Obama Shaft. Shafting the nation in '08.

Let's see. Do I know anyone else who goes to the gym and doesn't sweat while working-out? Oh! By golly-wolly, I just happen to know a person like that after all. Kinsey Milhone For President!


truepeers said...

Well, I guess we can put Dag in the camp of those who think Obama is "black".

Dag, after what you told me about Putin beating the women's arm wrestling champ, I'm surprised you're surprised at this: looks like Obama is following a lead in becoming a world leader.

Dag said...

The key is in the tags: "Blaxploitation." Obam is a simple hustler and cheap gimmick schuckster. There wa in the 70s a whole spew of so-called "Blaxploitation" movies, any one of which Obama fits the role of today, knock-offs on the cheap of high budget Clintonian exploitation. The man is far less real than the fictional character in Sue Grafton novels, and not anything likable like the girl who gets to he bottom of cases like Kinsey Milhone. Bad fiction, poor characterization, and simple exploitation of "Black" as image. Where is Thomas Sowell? He's real. Obama is back-lot Hollywoood b-movie trash for kids.

Dag said...

Not that I don't like Obama, mind you.

truepeers said...

I've never really appreciated blaxploitation; anyway, I still wonder whether Barack is "black".

Of course Barack is a con man; he's a politician; but B-movie man? I don't quite see it except in this sense: for me, he is the classic nowhere man onto whom everyone can put and see what they want. He does not have the ease of being of someone who knows what he is and what he really thinks. Hence all the outrage over the satire on the cover of the New Yorker.

Thomas Sowell is a good guy, but he's also, I think, a slightly autistic university professor. He's not presidential material, though he's right that it would be a pity if the first Black president were not a man of whom a thinking man could be proud.

It seems to me the Barack phenomenon must be explained in terms of what people who are still behind the cutting edge of our ever-decentralizing (or centre-multiplying) culture now requires of most (white) politicians: that they not be too heroic and, preferably, somewhat humiliated by life. Barack is a figure from the past, one that today only a "black" politician could play. That's why there's hope in all this: he looks much more like the last gasp of a historical era than the start of something real. It would be nice if the first "black" president were truly a free man but maybe if Obama is president it will be a step towards freeing those who are not yet very free from their desire for this kind of semi-divine figure. When they have him in the flesh for four years, they may learn to move beyond all that and become more at home in a free society, which is one where we don't put so much of a sacred aura on any man.