Hug an American

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(photo by DigitalKatie)
On the occasion of the election of Barack Obama to the office of President of the United States of America, this is a Message from Blather.net High Command to our European brethern: it’s time to let the Americans out of the shit-house. 8 years. 8 agonizing years we’ve been giving Americans abuse. But no more. We hereby announce the commencement of Blather.net’s Hug an American Campaign.
Go find an American. Any American. Hug them. Say thanks. Go home and sleep properly for the first time since 2001.
Photographic evidence and reports of American Hugging can be posted in the comments below. That is all.

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Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


11 comments

  1. Well, nothing about the Bush junta would have stopped me hugging an American, but… No-one is off the hook as far as this quarter of Blather.net is concerned, so you can’t speak for me.
    Obama said at least one insane thing during the first presidential election debate, i.e. “And to countries like Georgia and the Ukraine, I think we have to insist that they are free to join NATO if they meet the requirements, and they should have a membership action plan immediately to start bringing them in”. Bring NATO right up to the Russian border?!? This guarantees war when the clownish rulers of those countries next try something funny. And in the same debate he called Venezuela a “rogue state”. So I’ll wait and see about Obama and judge him by his actions.
    As Manning Marable, a professor of public affairs, political science, history and African American studies at Columbia University in New York City, said today on Democracy Now: “It is a breakthrough, in terms of Obama being the first African American, the first person of color, being the nation’s chief executive. But it still falls short of the kind of politics that Cynthia [McKinney of the Green Party] embodies, that I also share, that this is not—Obama’s victory is a victory over racism, but it is not a victory of the left. And progressives will be—have to challenge the Obama administration on all of these issues.”
    He wasn’t really endorsing McKinney in particular, but he spoke in response to her saying: “I reject the continuation of the occupation of Iraq and, of course, reject any surge into Afghanistan. There was silence over the most recent US raid over Syria, the incursions into Pakistan, the virtual blaming of Russia for a provocation that actually was initiated by Georgia, the push to include NATO membership for countries that are right up to the border of Russia and China. Then, of course, I would never have been for the bailout, put out my own fourteen points with respect to the bailout, would never have supported FISA, the illegal spying, the unwarranted spying on US citizens, and at the same time granting of immunity to telecoms that were complicit in that. There are many areas of disagreement with the Obama administration.”
    So my policy is wait and see… But I was always open to hugging.

  2. I understand we don’t want to alienate our allies, but is France one of our allies? Any more so than Mexico, I mean?
    Oh well…hopenchange!

  3. I’m an American, an Irish American,but I have to tell you, I am not too happy about Obama being elected.
    There are a number of reasons why, but you read this & then tell me what you think!
    Here is just a few reasons for my concern:
    Why isn’t he addressing serious issues of national defense, and the reasons Liberals allowed the mortgage crisis to occur just in time to blame Republicans in an election year?
    The Wall Street problem began in America. If that crisis was engineered [ as was the mortgage crisis ] it has gotten out of control and become a world-wide problem.
    The following is from an email.
    Presidential Election Barak H. Obama
    Clear and Present Danger
    DNC did not take seriously the possibility of Obama becoming president until he defeated Hillary Clinton in the primary election, and accordingly neglected to verify whether or not he is a native born American.
    It has been reported that Obama’s mother was too pregnant to fly to Hawaii, and that Obama was born in Kenya. If Obama was born in Kenya and the DNC was aware of this — then the presidential election was a product of fraud and should be thrown out.
    Barak Hussein Obama continues to refuse to produce his birth certificate.
    Conspiracy to Steal Presidential Election
    Rises to the Level of Treason
    Photo from cover of JR Corsi book – “The Obama Nation”
    Millions of dollars in illegal – non-traceable throw-away prepaid credit card contributions from [ anti-American / anti-Jewish ] foreign sources have been contributed to Obama’s campaign fund.
    Apply the same security clearance standards to Obama that are applied to the military and intelligence community. There is no option except to revoke his security clearance.
    Senator Obama Live on Sunday September 7, 2008 “Meet the Press” states,
    “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides.”
    ‘There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.”
    “And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose.”
    “I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”
    “We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love.”
    “It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren.”
    “If we as a nation of warring people, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails, perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments.”
    “When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts.”
    “We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice.”
    “My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons.”
    “Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago.”
    “She has her views and I have mine.”
    “Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope.”
    “My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First Family.”
    “Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.”
    From Dreams of My Father:
    “I ceased to advertise my mothers race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”
    “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.”
    “There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”
    “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black *masses, to strike out and name names.”
    The communist phrase “masses” indicating indoctrination by Marxist Communist mentors including KGB [ in Cuba ] trained Bill Ayers.
    “I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”
    And Finally — The most damning one of all of them!
    From the Audacity of Hope:
    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
    Obama Against Israel
    Obama would support Iran, Syria, other terrorist sponsoring nations, and radical Islamic factions against Israel.
    Obama Slips on TV: “My Muslim faith”…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BobGQTMhxf8
    Photo here [ ]
    Obama faking being patriotic in front of American flag
    [ Note the telephone is upside down ]
    Election Fraud
    Billions of tax dollars went into the Wall Street bailout. Liberal politicians wanted to give ACORN 20% of the 300 Billion dollars.
    There is no financial excuse for the United States Congress not to fund adopting a universal ballot and voter identification system.
    Dangerous as it was — voting in Iraq was both fair and accurate. Voters risked their lives to cast their vote — and through the ink on their fingers — showing the world they had voted — risked radical extremist retaliation — amputation of their offending hand.
    Democrat Philosophy, “Any election not worth stealing is an election not worth having.”
    Voter Fraud Solution Is Simple
    Department of Homeland Security should be dealing with all matters concerning internal threats to the United States of America including all enemies foreign and “domestic” — including internal threats through political parties stealing elections through fraud.
    Stealing elections – state/federal during time of war should rise to the level of treason.
    Any attempt by agents of political parties to overthrow individual state governments and/or the United States Government during time of war should rise to the level of treason.
    All voting is conducted in person.
    Bar-coded voter registration card appears similar to an ATM card. Voter registration card includes photo, date of birth, place of birth, blood type, current address, signature, and fingerprint.
    Signature and fingerprint on ballot.
    Ballot and bar-coded voter registration card are inserted into ballot counter slots — linked to Homeland Security computer.
    No signature — No fingerprint — No vote.
    Every ballot is pre-screened through Department of Homeland Security computer database [ one vote must be one vote ].
    Anyone objecting to fingerprint probably has something to hide — and should not vote.
    Election 2008 Attention Washington State!!
    [ *** ] No non-metered, non-accountable “black bags” in polling stations [ cuts David Viafore’s (D) Fircrest, John Ladenburg’s (D) and Pat McCarthy’s (D) Pierce County corrupt political machine election fraud out of the loop ].
    Cleaning-Up / Not Covering-Up Political Corruption
    Security clearances must be the same for civilian politicians, attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and police officers as for the military — with the same strict guidelines for obtaining and retaining security clearances [ loss of security clearance — often accompanied with prison sentence ].
    Politicians, attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and police officers should fall under the same legal system as the military. The Uniform Code of Military Justice [ UCMJ ] is far more difficult to manipulate, and is far less forgiving than the civil law system.
    Addendum [ From recent email ].
    The contents of this email need to be seriously considered.
    RNC played politics – did not want to offend black voters – assumed Obama was no threat – failed to perform a proper background check which would have prevented him from becoming a presidential candidate. The way you people botched this job – I could have run for president.
    NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    I THINK ALL AMERICA WILL NEED A HUG BEFORE IT’S OVER, & MANY OTHER COUNTRIES TOO!

  4. HOPE & CHANGE??? We’re going to have that for sure!
    We’ll be hoping someone stops him & God knows he will change life as we know it! Yes, I am an American!
    This Obama hasn’t even shown us his birth records, so we don’t know if he’s even an american. He sealed his birth records, school records, ect…
    He has made nasty remarks against the white race in his bok, ect… He is not who everyone thinks he is!
    Just Watch & See!
    GOD HELPS US ALL!

  5. I was wondering how long it would take before the Republican tin-foil hat brigade would arrive to make racist comments.

  6. Dear Blather,
    I’m going to be in Dublin over Christmas. No one better fucking hug me.
    Respectfully,
    Sheela na Gig

  7. I’ll have Sheela’s hug, if that’s OK!
    I’ll be over within the quarter to pick it up.
    Oh, and Kathleen, get back on your meds, please. Democracy has just told you and your wackjob friends to F off for a while.
    –kp.
    (a Brussels-based American sleeping on a friend’s floor in DC on 19 Jan — can’t wait to wake up and head out to the Mall to exprerience the TRUE “Morning in America”!)

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