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30 March 2008 @ 09:56 pm
Here We Go, America, Here We Go!  
There are certain pictures in this world that contain more awesome in them than seems humanly possible.



This is one of them.



This is another.
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How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on March 31st, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Tesla + Samuel Clemens + electrical experiments = infinite win.
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on March 31st, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
I recognize Barack Obama in the first, but who are the other three with him?
sageblessing on March 31st, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
The one waving the towel is Jerome "The Bus" Bettis, one of the best players ever for the Pittsburgh Steelers -- and for football, PERIOD. The one to his right is Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA), one of the best people working in Washington right now (and the one who finally replaced Rick Santorum... w00t!!!!!) The third dude, I'm not sure about, and I have a feeling I'm going to be embarrassed later for not knowing...
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on March 31st, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Yes you are. It's Franco Harris, the man who caught the "Immaculate Reception".
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on April 2nd, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
I know nothing about football so I'll take your word for it. XD

Thanks for the heads-up, and congrats on getting rid of Rick "Man On Dog" Santorum! :D
Miusheri: steeler_dorkmiusheri on March 31st, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
The man in the middle is Jerome Bettis, former Pittsburgh Steeler and current sportscaster. He's a very sweet, down-to-earth guy who constantly gives back to the community.

The man on the right is Franco Harris, former Pittsburgh Steeler who caught the infamous Immaculate Reception. To provide some perspective on how entrenched Franco is in the Pittsburgh mythos, consider our airport. When you fly into Pittsburgh, leave your gate, and walk toward baggage claim, you are routed through a central plaza and down a set of escalators. Ahead of these escalators, two statues stand side by side: George Washington- whose military career took off after the campaign against Fort Duquesne- and Franco Harris, posed mid-catch with the Immaculate Reception.

So yeah, it cracks me up... when Clinton visited here, she was hobnobbing with a bunch of semi-popular to not-so-popular politicians around here. Obama shows up and gets the only endorsement in town that matters: that of the Steelers! ;) And that of Bob Casey, I should add, who has been a pretty decent state senator so far.
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on April 2nd, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Obama's been snagging solid endorsements left and right. Not surprising, considering his reputation versus Clinton's (and the more mean-spiritedness I see coming from her campaign, the less I like of her even though I think she would probably do a decent job - at the very least, I doubt she'd sink us into a shithole the way Asshole II has done. Of course, I reserve the right to be horribly wrong. XD )

So, based on the enlightenment, yes, I would have to agree with you that some pictures are completely made of Awesome. :D
Miusheri: gotevil?miusheri on April 2nd, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Well, considering that Clinton's campaign is now completely broke, and she reneged on providing her staffers the health care benefits she promised them, I don't really trust her to handle the nation's purse strings with any more competence. She's a carpetbagger who rolled into NY just to snag the Senate job as a stepping-stone to the presidency. She'll do and say anything- sniper fire in Bosnia, anyone?- to become President. It's the title, and the distinction of "first woman President," that she wants. She doesn't give a shit about this country or its people.

I severely don't understand the "B-B-But it's about time we had a woman President!" idiots. I'd love to see a woman President too, but how about we wait for a GOOD woman candidate to come along? Sheesh. 'Til then, Obama's my favorite major candidate still in the race. I really hope he gets the nod, but I'm still holding my breath with respect to Hillary pulling some last minute bullshit.

However, I am glad you like these pictures. =D
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Kitteh failz at eatedamethyst_hunter on April 3rd, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
Agreed. I'd like to see a female president too, but not at the expense of my country, thankyouverymuch. Novelty doesn't cut it with the festering shitpile we're in.

I liked the way Obama responded to the critics after the whole pastor scandal broke. Very classy and (at the risk of sounding cliched) Christ-like, even.
sageblessing on March 31st, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
AGREED.

On both counts :D
mqstout on March 31st, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
When can we take the celebrity and charismacracy out of government again?
Miusherimiusheri on March 31st, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
When we abolish general elections in favor of the "throw a dart at a [US/state] map, go to the location on which the dart lands, unleash a monkey in that location and let it wander around, and whichever person's hand the monkey grabs first, that's the new [President/state official]" method?

(Thank you Lewis Black)