I'm Confused, Is This A Smear?
By: Mark W Adams

Break this one down for me. [Warning: Some internet traditions may be violated in linking to this AP article.]
Obama awarded Illinois grants to relative's group
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
The group's executive director when the grants were awarded was Capers Funnye, a South Side rabbi and Michelle Obama's first cousin once removed. ...
Seriously? This was the top AP story running across my ticker. So just who was paid good money to dig up this little piece of oppo research? Why?

Uhm, yeah. So he does nice things for a Jewish guy who runs an organization "that provided job training, employment counseling, and alternative education programs to approximately 1,200 Chicago residents each year." Outrageous!!!

Who are they trying to scare now? This is kinda like the same people who whisper that Obama is a closet Muslim also being outraged by his wacky Christian minister.  There's just a searing amount of cognitive dissonance.

His wife's first cousin you say . . . well that just makes all the difference dontcha know, by golly.  I mean, Jeepers!  A Rabbi too? Well, I don't think that's the kinda faith based initiatives the Bush Administration had in mind when it was pushing precisely this kind of thing. It's obviously the wrong faith and the wrong side of town.


Much like Congressional earmarks, Obama has been found guilty, guilty, guilty of violating no law and skirting no ethical rules in his appending various grants to "literacy programs and park improvements to drill team uniforms and jazz appreciation events," in some Illinois state legislation.

The thing IS called Blue Gargoyle though, which sounds like there might be witchcraft involved.  Maybe Caribou Barbie's witch doctor can exorcise the demons from the "job training and placement, tutoring, counseling and an alternative high school for dropouts" programs the grant paid for.

On a side note, I just sent in my application for an absentee ballot so I can vote early today.  I can't wait until the stupidity grinds down to merely intolerable levels instead of the unbearably fucking insane dumbassery we've reached.