Flagged as ‘Fishy!’ by the White House

UPDATED

With a blog entry on the official White House blog, the health care fascists have been given marching orders to report those of us who question the president’s plan to reform health care as “fishy.”

Marcon Phillips writes in a post titled, “Facts Are Stubborn Things:”

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

While we decidedly are not fishy (we shower, after all), getting flagged by the White House is something we should be proud of.

So I whipped up some quick badges for folks to use on their blogs, Web sites, e-mails, social networks, etc. to brag about how “fishy” we really are.

Take ’em. Use ’em. Heck, even report them to the White House.

There’s five sizes for your malodorous pleasure:

468 x 60:

fishy banner

300 x 250:

fishy square

180 x 120:

fishy big badge

180 x 60:

fishy small badge

125 x 125:

fishy square

UPDATE

New ‘flag me’ badges with fishy links

The White House, realizing the whole flag@whitehouse.gov scheme was fishy in its own right, has shut it down. So the stuff below is now irrelevant.

At the suggestion of a reader, I tweaked the badges to create “flag me as fishy to the White House” badges.

Just link the images to send an e-mail to the White House. I do it using JavaScript, like this:


That will put “This is fishy” in the subject of the e-mail and the Web address of the page on which the badge appears in the body of the e-mail!

You can try it out by clicking on the badge in my sidebar on the upper right of this page.

Of course, you can edit the code to make it say whatever you like, and you’ll want to edit the location of the badge to wherever you put it on your sever.

Why do this? To bombard the flag@whitehouse.gov e-mail address and whatever Obama lackeys who read the mail with messages. It’s ridiculous that the administration would even suggest such a thing. On the off chance the messages will actually get read, why not send them “rumors and chain letters” that actually have some hint of truth?

What, you want all of them?

Fine, here you go:

box_zipDownload a zip file of all 5 here.

And for added fun, here’s an image for use as a Twitter profile pic:

fishy twitter badge

Are there any sizes we still need? Let me know!

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The real health care agenda

The White House made some headlines yesterday when it responded to a headline on the Drudge Report that linked to a 2003 video of Barack Obama singing the praises of single-payer (read: socialized) health care.

The White House’s three-minute response to the 50-second clip claims that “the people who always try to scare people” are at it again.

Uh huh. And up is actually down, grass is purple, the stimulus package is working wonderfully and your doctor wants to take your tonsils and sell them for profit.

If only that one clip that Drudge linked to was the only example out there. But it’s not.

Let’s just take a look at a few of the administration officials and members of Congress (some very recently) explaining that the “public option” is another brick on the path toward single-payer, socialized medicine.

Barney Frank, July 27, 2009:

Rahm Emanuel, June 17, 2009: ‘The objective is what’s important, it’s not the means.’

Russ Feingold, May 5, 2009:

Jan Schakowsky, April 18, 2009:

Kathleen Sebelius, 2007:

And we can’t leave out the video that Drudge had the gall to link to of Obama:

And this is just a case of “the people who always try to scare people whenever you try to bring them health-insurance reform” rearing their ugly heads again.

Right.

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Misplaced faith in the power of Bud Light

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UPDATED

As we speak, the president, the professor and cop are meeting for a beer at the White House. While I’ve taken some pleasure in poking fun at the president’s drinking choices, Obama’s faith in the power of Bud Light is simply fantastic.

First, the White House spin that sitting down with a cold Bud Light is real drinking is hilarious. Even the press corps laughs at it.

I wish the video showed Wendell Goller’s face — his reaction was classic (like saying, “Are you kidding me? Budweiser?”).

Q: Okay. And another subject, Officer Crowley is drinking Blue Moon, we hear Professor Gates is drinking Red Stripe or Becks — what’s the President drinking?

MR. GIBBS: The President had a Budweiser at the All-Star Game, so — why are you looking at me like that? That’s what he drank.

Q: We’re talking Blue Moon, Red Stripe, Becks —

MR. GIBBS: What’s wrong with Budweiser? Why do you hate Budweiser? (Laughter.)

Q: Well, he could get —

MR. GIBBS: Why do you hate Budweiser, Wendell? (Laughter.) Wendell, how about this — how about you and I, we’ll go pick out the beer, we’ll do the beer run. Uh-oh, hold, please. (Laughter.)

Q: I’m happy to do that.

MR. GIBBS: The mortgage services meeting is tomorrow. Apparently this has nothing to do — (laughter) — unclear whether beer will be served at that meeting and what it will be. (Laughter.) So we’ll go on the beer run together and pick it up in anticipation of the meeting.

Q: Pretzel or chips?

MR. GIBBS: Say again?

Q: Pretzel or chips?

MR. GIBBS: We’re just going to go straight beer. No sense in diluting it.

Look, there’s some serious drinking going on here. No sense in diluting Bud Light with pretzels or chips.

We should be thankful the president didn’t invite the two over for sparkling wine. But really, Bud Light is amateur hour, folks. It conjures up memories of frat parties filled with idiots who just turned 21 walking around with underwear on their heads with red, keg cups in their hands.

Touting the president’s preference for Bud Light (which isn’t even American, anymore) doesn’t add to his cool factor. Much has been made in the past about “which candidate you would rather have a drink with” and how it affects voting patterns. Knowing the president would be drinking a weak-ass beer and then lecture me for “acting stupidly” while drinking it makes me want to campaign against him (but I would do that anyway).

I seriously doubt the president’s Bud Light session will absolve him of calling a cop a racist without knowing the facts. We’ve all said and done things we shouldn’t have. Personally, I’ve resolved a few conflicts over drinks — but on those occasions where I’ve seriously offended someone (usually while drinking, too), it’s taken more than watered-down piss water to work it out. Shots of Patron generally are involved, perhaps some Jameson and either mixed drinks or, you know, real beer.

But Bud Light? Not likely. On its own, Bud Light isn’t going to get you to that “I love you, man” moment.

But perhaps the president just wants to keep a clear head. We all know how horribly he performs when not reading his teleprompter. Those words get even more difficult to see when you’re wearing beer goggles.

For some more fun, here’s Fred!’s take:

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And as an exit question: Will the president make Professor Gates and Officer Crowley pick up the tab?

UPDATE

It gets even worse (or better). Vice President Biden joined the three, and he drank non-alcoholic beer! What, no drunken gaffes?!

Actually, Biden doesn’t drink. Last September he cited too much alcoholism in his family as the reason. So we can’t bash him too much.

And for those who asked what I think the president should be drinking — there’s plenty of brews to pick from a great domestic brand that was named No. 1 on the list of “the most popular and highest-rated brewers — ever.

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