I-Universe: Barack Obama, Stuck On Himself?

Tall Tales Trashed 

The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us


From the wilds of academe comes the shattering of yet another right wing Barack Obama trope, his frequently complained about tendency to first-person pronounce himself into every occasion.

Except he doesn’t.

So we learn in Ben Zimmer’s New York Times review of social psychologist James W. Pennebaker’s  “The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us.” In fact, “Obama has distinguished himself as the lowest I-word user of any of the modern presidents.

Actual facts haven’t stopped past trafficers in Obama fashion faux-pasteleprompter dependence, and furniture abuse tall tales, but although fastener complaints burgeon, we live in hope.

It Ain’t Braggin’ If You Done It: Barack Obama Remembers 9/11


As America marked the 10th anniversary at ground zero with solemn ceremony, and Paul Simon, word comes of an exciting new cashing in on The 9/11 Experience®

Your Barack Obama action figure, standing over the bleeding corpse of Osama Bin Laden.

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      Kind of makes Bush’s pistol plaque seem somehow inadequate, doesn’t it?