Full Caf Americano™
Just a note today, to thank President Obama for not using the Secret Service to beat up GOP leaders and for not being a dictator and just a president and that the 2.4% cut in the growth of government isn’t the end of the world. Whew! Hope none of you janitors out there slit your wrists.
Okay, a fib or two is to be expected in our politicians, but when you have to make up a complete childhood? In the past the President has told us he is a MAJOR “Star Trek” fan, and even had Lt. Ohura to the White House one time to verify it. Yep, genuine Trekkie.
This is like if we had a president running around using different accents when he speaks to Southern black people as opposed to when he speaks to urban black people or just everyday old regular black people. How dumb would that be?
I’m sorry, but even Hollywood liberals and computer geeks can not tolerate a HUGE transgression like getting “Star Trek” mixed up with “Star Wars.” It’s just not something a true Trekkie would do.
Oh, Obama. For so long you have come off as One of Us with your Vulcan salutes and bringing Wookiees to the White House. How could you possibly have confused Star Trek and Star Wars? We find your lack of nerd nuance … disturbing.
For those that don’t know — i.e., those not on the internet Friday afternoon — during a press conference about his discussions with Congressional leaders to avoid the federal spending cuts known as the “sequester,” President Obama said, “I know that this has been some of the conventional wisdom that’s been floating around Washington that somehow, even though most people agree that I’m being reasonable, that most people agree I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow, you know, do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.”
Yeah, “Jedi mind meld”? That’s not really a thing. There are Jedi mind tricks and Vulcan mind melds, but — last we checked — a Jedi mind meld doesn’t exist; they’re not even in the same sci-fi universe.
Twitter immediately jumped on the remark. The Darth Vader parody account sent out a missive saying “Obama just confused Star Trek and Star Wars by saying Jedi Mind Meld. I think it’s time to impeach.” Others chimed in with comments like, “Faux pas, Mr. President! Thou shalt not mix Star Wars/Star Trek metaphors!” Even Spock himself Leonard Nimoy got on the horn tweeting “Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress.”
By the way, it’s really easy to tell when Barry is telling a whopper: first he starts with the “ahs” and ‘uhmms,” then his forehead wrinkles up like Nancy Pelosi between Botox treatments, and then he kicks into authoritative Barack voice. Don’t you dare disagree with me. I am Barack Obama; there is a Jedi mind meld, if I say there is a Jedi mind meld.
Nanu Nanu. Oops! Sorry, that’s Mork from Ork.