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(Fox News)   Fox News uncovers the "hidden message" in Obama's farewell speech   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2017-01-11 08:08:42 AM  
" Be sure to drink your Ovaltine"
 
2017-01-11 08:10:05 AM  

vudukungfu: " Be sure to drink your Ovaltine"


You know ... fine. Beat me to it. *shakes fist*
 
2017-01-11 08:22:49 AM  
Alternative headline: Fox blogger provides summary of Fox's eight-year stance against Obama.
 
2017-01-11 08:23:05 AM  
"Five days into the 1993 calendar ....George H.W. Bush traveled to West Point for one last presidential address."

"Fast-forward 14 years and five days to Chicago's Lakeside Center at McCormick Place and President Obama's Tuesday evening "farewell address"


Math is hard
 
2017-01-11 08:25:20 AM  
Wow. That couldn't be any more silly. To think someone took time to write all that out...
 
2017-01-11 08:27:20 AM  
George HW Bush, who suffered a rather bad defeat in a re-election bid, presiding over a recession, humbly recedes into the shadows, befitting the situation.

Barack Obama, who won election and re-election by significant majorities, presiding over a healthy economy that recovered from one of the worst economic collapses and recessions in modern world history, set to be replaced by an objectively unqualified buffoon who has surrounded himself with racists and cronies, identifies the successes and achievements the country has enjoyed over the past eight years and exhorts his audience to ensure that those successes are not summarily negated by the venality of their opponents.

Both seem appropriate to me.
 
2017-01-11 08:28:18 AM  
Since it's not a race, I cannot award 2.bp.blogspot.com
until end of day.
Pretty sure it will make top 5.
Haven't got to Priebus yet.
 
2017-01-11 08:28:20 AM  
As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus

I have to imagine, the author typed that, burst out laughing and thought "no one is going to buy this in the face of Donald Trump".  Then submitted it on a dare.
 
2017-01-11 08:28:29 AM  
As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus.

Bill Whalen typed this, probably with a straight face, at the dawn of the Trump Administration.
 
2017-01-11 08:29:34 AM  

EvilEgg: As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus

I have to imagine, the author typed that, burst out laughing and thought "no one is going to buy this in the face of Donald Trump".  Then submitted it on a dare.


Get outta my head, man!
 
2017-01-11 08:39:11 AM  

BunkyBrewman: "Five days into the 1993 calendar ....George H.W. Bush traveled to West Point for one last presidential address."

"Fast-forward 14 years and five days to Chicago's Lakeside Center at McCormick Place and President Obama's Tuesday evening "farewell address"

Math is hard


He's a Republican.
 
2017-01-11 08:48:09 AM  

August11: Alternative headline: Fox blogger provides summary of Fox's eight-year stance against Obama.


^ This.
 
2017-01-11 08:48:44 AM  
I didn't detect any hidden messages. Maybe if you play the speech backwards...
 
2017-01-11 08:52:07 AM  
So long, and thanks for all the fish?
 
2017-01-11 08:53:26 AM  

Destructor: I didn't detect any hidden messages. Maybe if you play the speech backwards...


You fergot the mushrooms.
 
2017-01-11 08:53:34 AM  

dr_blasto: BunkyBrewman: "Five days into the 1993 calendar ....George H.W. Bush traveled to West Point for one last presidential address."

"Fast-forward 14 years and five days to Chicago's Lakeside Center at McCormick Place and President Obama's Tuesday evening "farewell address"

Math is hard

He's a Republican.


They don't do the hard sciences.
 
2017-01-11 08:53:59 AM  
FoxsNews? Not thanks. I'm not clicking on a Fake Newstm site like that.
 
2017-01-11 08:56:10 AM  
Glad Fox News wasted resources on this instead of real journalism.  The good lord knows we have too much of that already and no organization needs to different themselves.
 
2017-01-11 08:56:15 AM  

Destructor: I didn't detect any hidden messages. Maybe if you play the speech backwards...


Neither did the author, but he mentioned it in the headline and I'm sure it's explained more fully in the comments.
 
2017-01-11 08:56:15 AM  
What's most disconcerting about Obama's speech is how out in the open the hidden messaging was. I mean, consider the first paragraph alone:

It's good to be home.  My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks.  But tonight it's my turn to say thanks.  Whether we've seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people - in living rooms and schools; at farms and on factory floors; at diners and on distant outposts - are what have kept me honest, kept me inspired, and kept me going.  Every day, I learned from you.  You made me a better president, and you made me a better man.

Now, I've taken the liberty of bolding the first letter of each sentence. Together, they spell out IMBWEY. Or, I'm Bwey. As in, "I am bwey." Which seems nonsensical, because "bwey" is not a commonly understood term by those without extensive training in life path numerology. But, here: educate yourself. What you'll understand is that Obama is beginning this speech, which is on its surface about being a "part" of America, being linked to all Americans, by in fact establishing himself as the one apart, the leader, the unquestioned authority who will "bring the fight" to the enemy.

OK? Paragraph two:

I first came to Chicago when I was in my early 20s, still trying to figure out who I was; still searching for a purpose to my life.  It was in neighborhoods not far from here where I began working with church groups in the shadows of closed steel mills.  It was on these streets where I witnessed the power of faith, and the quiet dignity of working people in the face of struggle and loss.  This is where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it.

IIIT. Two Is, as in II. As in the Roman numeral for 2. Used as a stand-in here for "to." And then "it." "To it." As in, he has established his leadership and authority, and is now about to get "to it," aka the real message.

The next three paragraphs are meant to be read together:

After eight years as your president, I still believe that.  And it's not just my belief.  It's the beating heart of our American idea - our bold experiment in self-government.
It's the conviction that we are all created equal, endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It's the insistence that these rights, while self-evident, have never been self-executing; that we, the people, through the instrument of our democracy, can form a more perfect union.


AAII. A direct, unmasked callout to two nebulous, little-known organizations: the American Society of Individual Investors, and Animal Assisted Intervention International. Why these two? What role are they to have in his post-presidential plans? The fact that he is summoning individual investors to join whatever cause he plans to lead brings up obvious concerns about shady connections to dark men of vast influence, George Soros and others of his ilk, but what of the animal connection? Is this other group some mere front, a U.N. patsy?

But I've said too much already. These are dark times. Prepare yourselves.
 
2017-01-11 08:57:03 AM  

Destructor: I didn't detect any hidden messages. Maybe if you play the speech backwards...


Thanks a lot, now I've joined the navy.
 
2017-01-11 08:57:52 AM  
JOIN THE NAVY
 
2017-01-11 08:58:05 AM  

EvilEgg: As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus

I have to imagine, the author typed that, burst out laughing and thought "no one is going to buy this in the face of Donald Trump".  Then submitted it on a dare.


HAS THE WORLD GONE farkING MAD ??!!!?
 
2017-01-11 08:58:44 AM  

kronicfeld: George HW Bush, who suffered a rather bad defeat in a re-election bid, presiding over a recession, humbly recedes into the shadows, befitting the situation.


IIRC the shadows he receded into involved a highly-paid, cushy directorship at a Canadian gold mining company his administration had just given mining contracts to at amazingly favorable terms
 
2017-01-11 08:59:08 AM  
I use to laugh at the comment section, now the comment section is in charge of government..not funny anymore ;(
 
2017-01-11 08:59:39 AM  
An opinion piece?  In my Fox News?  It's more likely than you think.
 
2017-01-11 09:04:06 AM  

grokca: Destructor: I didn't detect any hidden messages. Maybe if you play the speech backwards...

Thanks a lot, now I've joined the navy.


Get out of my head
 
2017-01-11 09:05:57 AM  
If you play the speech backwards, it reveals that Hillary has been dead since 2013 and was replaced with a look-alike.
 
2017-01-11 09:06:48 AM  

Destructor: I didn't detect any hidden messages. Maybe if you play the speech backwards...


If you play the speech backwards it's just "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago.
 
2017-01-11 09:07:05 AM  
There is no way I'm clicking on a Fox News Link.

I don't want to get Cyber-Herpes.

But since its Fox News, I'm guessing its some variation on, "Dat dad-gum black boy got uppity agin!"
 
2017-01-11 09:09:19 AM  

WhiskeyBender: Wow. That couldn't be any more silly. To think someone took time to write all that out...


No, it could be far more silly.

That someone wrote it? De riguere in the  constant need to fill the 24-hour with something that stands out from the rest of the pack.

What's worse than that? A non-zero number of people will believe it.
 
2017-01-11 09:11:46 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: WhiskeyBender: Wow. That couldn't be any more silly. To think someone took time to write all that out...

No, it could be far more silly.

That someone wrote it? De riguere in the  constant need to fill the 24-hour with something that stands out from the rest of the pack.

What's worse than that? A non-zero number of people will believe it.


Yup.

Here's a comment from one believing soul:

"Sadly even as an ex president he will insert himself as if he still were, undermining President Trump and any future president thus further dividing the nation ... Community organizing on a national and global scale Just like ISIS is a community organization."
 
2017-01-11 09:12:25 AM  
Obama will be the first ex-president since Woodrow Wilson to stay in Washington once his administration ends.

Well, Trump will be the first president since, well, ever I guess, to have twice barged into the dressing rooms of teenage beauty pageant contestants.
 
2017-01-11 09:14:28 AM  
(or the gracious George W. Bush, for that matter), he plans to be quite vocal

So very gracious...
img.fark.net
 
2017-01-11 09:14:38 AM  

mgshamster: Here's a comment from one believing soul:

"Sadly even as an ex president he will insert himself as if he still were, undermining President Trump and any future president thus further dividing the nation ... Community organizing on a national and global scale Just like ISIS is a community organization."


It never ceases to amaze me the knuckle-draggers consider that an insult.

img.fark.net
 
2017-01-11 09:15:25 AM  

August11: Alternative headline: Fox blogger provides summary of Fox's eight-year stance against Obama.


It can't touch their obituary for Kurt Vonnegut in terms of sheer spite, but I'll take it.

I'm sure we'll get plenty of outright jumping-up-and-down, ranting-and-raving soon enough.

It is worth pointing out that both Bush Sr. and W left office under worse circumstances than Obama.  Bush Sr. lost an election, and W had pretty much fiddled while the economy crashed and burned.

I do think an apology is in order though.  Obama's failure to shiat his pants at the mere mention of terrorism has always been his weak point for these folks.  He just never was scared enough, dammit.  I'm sure his successor will more than make up the difference in the soiled pants department.
 
2017-01-11 09:16:45 AM  
As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus.

I am reminded of the Joker's famous line, "Wait 'til they get a load of ME", only I now imagine Trump speaking it.
 
2017-01-11 09:16:55 AM  

Pocket Ninja: What's most disconcerting about Obama's speech is how out in the open the hidden messaging was. I mean, consider the first paragraph alone:


You never fail, which is why you're favorited.
 
2017-01-11 09:17:40 AM  

Destructor: I didn't detect any hidden messages. Maybe if you play the speech backwards...


You have to wait until he takes the stage to sync it up with Dark Side of the Moon.
 
2017-01-11 09:19:23 AM  

Trivia Jockey: As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus.

I am reminded of the Joker's famous line, "Wait 'til they get a load of ME", only I now imagine Trump speaking it.


You shold follow Mark Hamill on twitter. He's putting up Trump's tweets in the Joker's voice.
 
2017-01-11 09:24:22 AM  

SordidEuphemism: You shold follow Mark Hamill on twitter. He's putting up Trump's tweets in the Joker's voice.


I already am.  ;)
 
2017-01-11 09:28:41 AM  
As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus.

Boy, on that basis they're really going to hate the Trump presidency!
 
2017-01-11 09:31:09 AM  
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2017-01-11 09:38:39 AM  

Pocket Ninja: What's most disconcerting about Obama's speech is how out in the open the hidden messaging was. I mean, consider the first paragraph alone:


<Pocket Ninja genius />

I would love it if you come up with these posts "stream of conscience"-ly; but it really doesn't matter. As always, bravo.
 
2017-01-11 09:43:43 AM  

EvilEgg: As such, it was a disappointing finale to a presidency that, too often and in too many different ways, placed too high of a premium on celebrity status and cult of personality - an American colossus ruled by Narcissus

I have to imagine, the author typed that, burst out laughing and thought "no one is going to buy this in the face of Donald Trump".  Then submitted it on a dare.


There are no words
 
2017-01-11 09:49:34 AM  
"Science and Reason" were a dig at Trump? I knew they were anti-intellectual but this seems pretty much generally acknowledging that they're unreasonable.

//It's kind of stunning.
///Well, no I guess it isn't.
////It's mind-boggling that it's not stunning maybe?
 
2017-01-11 09:55:08 AM  

snocone: Since it's not a race, I cannot award [2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x300]
until end of day.
Pretty sure it will make top 5.
Haven't got to Priebus yet.


I'm thinking that spot will be reserved for the Trump twat "Are we living in Nazi Germany?"
 
2017-01-11 10:07:51 AM  
Great_Milenko:  Obama's failure to shiat his pants at the mere mention of terrorism has always been his weak point for these folks.  He just never was scared enough, dammit.

Agreed.  Good thing Bush got Bin Laden.  If it'd been left up to Obama, OBL would still be hiding in Pakistan.

Chill, it's my application to be a writer at Fox News.
 
2017-01-11 10:11:12 AM  
I can't even ....
 
2017-01-11 10:11:59 AM  

SirBarsalot: Great_Milenko:  Obama's failure to shiat his pants at the mere mention of terrorism has always been his weak point for these folks.  He just never was scared enough, dammit.

Agreed.  Good thing Bush got Bin Laden.  If it'd been left up to Obama, OBL would still be hiding in Pakistan.

Chill, it's my application to be a writer at Fox News.


Do the derptards believe OBL is dead? There's probably some right winger conspiracy theory about how Obama faked the kill and is hiding the guy.
 
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