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And now, for something completely different

Real, honest-to-goodness Presidential humor:

There's more good reading at Michelle Malkin's blog, including a remembrance of President Reagan from National Review's Doug Gamble.


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Reagen, classic, classy Pre... (Below threshold)

Reagen, classic, classy President!

In the spirit of continued humor, I offer you this:



Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 28 assistant neutrons, 98 deputy neutrons, and 219 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 345.

These 345 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are
surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each
reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that
Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.
This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an
element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has
half as many peons but twice as many morons.

Wait. He quipped without a ... (Below threshold)

Wait. He quipped without a teleprompter? How did that happen?

No president since has come close to measuring up.

Wow. I followed the youtub... (Below threshold)

Wow. I followed the youtube link, and watched Reagans '80 RNC acceptance speech. It's SCARY to listen to, in that almost EVERYTHING would fit with our current problems.

Especially the part of Carter saying "trust me" and then watching him make a mess of it, with increased spending, increased regulation, bloated gov't, assinine energy policy, etc...

In my personal "fantasy election" he would have EASILY cleaned Barry's clock.

While Ronald Regan was usua... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

While Ronald Regan was usually quite clever and witty, his bad joke about bombing the Soviet Union, well, bombed.

Hooson,So did Obam... (Below threshold)


So did Obama's joke about his bowling.

Clay, I certainly grant you... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

Clay, I certainly grant you that for sure. Politicians often miss the mark when attempting to be funny. John Kerry is another example of that.

By the way, I apologize for losing my glasses while fixing my Jeep outside and misspelling Reagan above. Deeply sorry about that error.

Hooson,That's beca... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:


That's because the bombing comment was not offered up as a joke. It was Reagan's response to a request from the sound man who, prior to broadcast time, asked him to say something so that the sound level could be set.

Ronald Reagan:"I am ... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Ronald Reagan:
"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself".

And he wasn't kidding. During Reagan's two terms, the dollar took a nose dive and the percentage of government spending/ the federal deficits/and the national debt all substantially shot up in comparison to the Carter years when they were kept in check.

"I am not worried about ... (Below threshold)

"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself"

So, Steve. I take you don't agree with him?

Such a classy, classy perso... (Below threshold)

Such a classy, classy person. Makes Obama look like a joke. Oh wait, he really is a joke (and a bad one). I miss Reagan.

No I don't Clay. It depend... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

No I don't Clay. It depends on the eye of the beholder. Soon Bush will look rosy in retrospect for Republicans, despite his numerous moronic gaffes, that those few of Obama pale in comparison...And Reagan had the advantage that after all was an experienced actor, a Democract trade union organizer and a former President of the Screen Actor's Guild.

Obamas had way more than a ... (Below threshold)

Obamas had way more than a few gaffes in a few long months... Bailouts and AIG connections, funding terrorists being among the worst so far and ohh yeah adding 2 trillion to the deficit sucks too.

Hey Steve, remember the ter... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Hey Steve, remember the term "stag-flation". Double digit inflation. And jokes like, "Think of inflation as your friend. Wouldn't you like to be a millionaire?"

That was all part of Carter's mess. Along with the failed rescue mission in Iran after the fall of the Shah (after Jimmah pushed him). Hostages, I sure remember hostages. And the perception in the world that the United States was impotent.

I also remember that little weasel Carter promising, "I'll never tell you a lie" during his inaugural address. Yeah, that worked out so well.

During Reagan's two term... (Below threshold)

During Reagan's two terms, the dollar took a nose dive and the percentage of government spending/ the federal deficits/and the national debt all substantially shot up in comparison to the Carter years when they were kept in check.

I've studied a little history, especially military history, and you kinda have to break the bank to repair the military from the mess Carter left it in.

It's kinda like, what my sister-in-law did to her Mazda. She bought it from a nice old lady that had driven it 100,000+ miles with regular maintenance and exactly ZERO problems. She did no maintenance to it, abused the hell out of it, and

If you MAINTAIN something (which oddly enough is usually the FIRST thing to stop spending money on), it always costs less than fixing it after you've broken it (like Carter did with the Military).

Soon Bush will look rosy... (Below threshold)

Soon Bush will look rosy in retrospect for Republicans,

I'm sorry, Steve. Perhaps I wasn't clear. Do you disagree with the statement that we needn't worry "about the deficit."

"...in comparison to the Ca... (Below threshold)

"...in comparison to the Carter years when they were kept in check."

Yeah, I remember the CARTER years. Stagflation was wonderful. Perhaps we'll get to revisit it under The Obamassiah.

It's getting pretty damned bad when the freakin'

Now THAT was a leader!... (Below threshold)

Now THAT was a leader!

(Stupid HTML!!!)Wh... (Below threshold)

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What I was saying, but got cut off is that my sister in law's Mazda died after less than 4000 miles after she owned it. She didn't do any oil changes, or fluid level checks, or tire checks/maintenance. The thing was on last legs, and after she sold it, it took thousands of dollars (cause she sold it to one of my wifes friends) to repair the damage that could have been prevented by simple periodic maintenance.

Clay. I've already said yes... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Clay. I've already said yes, I disagree with the statement..I wouldn't say I am exactly a deficit hawk, but yes, I think we need a lot more accounting in federal spending. Iraq has been a case in point. Even the way Bush accounted for the war, where emergency spending every year, was not considered part of the annual federal budget.

As for Reagan..Saint Ronnie was one part of a "lavish regal couple", in spite of all Reagan's log cabin rehearsed anecdoctes to the contrary. He was a 'feelgood' President, but if you scratched beneath the veneer, the reality of his presidency was much different than what he pretended to be.

no no no... and said Joker<... (Below threshold)

no no no... and said Joker
"now for something completely different" means someting DEFFERENT!!! :)






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