Interesting observation, dude

These are such interesting times we live in. How so, you ask? Well, because we’re allowed to freely mix our metaphors and analogies! From Slate:

The Honey Badger, like Manti Te’o, is a cartoon character. But since Mathieu found himself on the sports world’s naughty list—troubled athlete, at the crossroads—he was the athlete who got a vetting more suited for a presidential candidate.

Yeah, Honey Badger got the Mitt Romney scrub while Te’o got the cartoonish Obama vetting.

From Sports Illustrated (incidentally, SI was an early perp of the Te’o myth):

Without doping, Lance Armstrong would be nobody.

Can’t disagree with that. Or in other words, in a sport where everyone cheats and lies, everyone is a cheat and a liar. (Although some are better at cheating and lying than others.)

From the New York Times on the legacy of Tim “What’s a 1040?” Geithner:

Mr. Geithner came to Treasury in the middle of a severe financial crisis, a set of problems that he helped to create and then worked hard to prevent from worsening. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, starting in 2003, he watched over – and failed to defuse – the buildup of systemic risk. In fact, the New York Fed was relatively on the side of allowing large, seemingly sophisticated financial institutions to fund themselves with more debt relative to their thin levels of equity.

This was a major conceptual mistake for which there still has not been a full accounting. In fact, blank denial continues to be the reaction from the relevant officials.

As history shows us, few things are more dangerous than an idiot with initiative (and without accountability). And speaking of President Obama, there’s this from Real Clear Politics:

Detroit is Obama’s America all inside of 139 square miles.

Yes, and Obama’s America—crony capitalism and borrowing 40 cents of every dollar spent in perpetuity (or at least until the out years)—will not end well. Things that can’t continue forever won’t.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

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