Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama plates

They're selling Barack Obama plates. See? I'm not making this crap up. Like he's Elvis. Or Dale Earnhardt. Can you believe that? Think about it for a second. Someone is using capitalism to make money off the image of a socialist. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Anyway, we've got a cat. And we pamper that darn cat. Actually buy cat food for it. And I don't mean Little Friskies in a box. I'm talking about stuff in pouches. And in cans. The single serving cans. That cost about a dollar each. I don't know why. I mean, it's a cat. But, it does say one thing about us. We like the cat. But still, we'll put the cat food in a paper plate. Or in a used Stouffer's lasagna container. Or something. But, we'd never put it on a Barack Obama plate. I mean, I spend a dollar for a single-serving can of cat food. That means I like my cat. So I wouldn't make the cat eat off a Barack Obama plate. But, I assume there are some actual uses for a Barack Obama plate. I just can't think of any.


  1. Well, "2 Girls and 1 Obama Plate" springs to mind. That's about it.

  2. Basil, I am certain you remember that is what they did with Dr. King right? You go into any 50-60 year old black woman's house in the South and there is her Dr. King plate. This is the same thing.

    And by same thing, I mean tasteless in the same way as a Velvet Las Vegas Elvis.

    Dang, I wish they hadn't have taken down "That's Why Obama was Born."

  3. Two Dogs:

    Oh, yeah, I've seen those plates. But I guess I see them as different.

    Sure, with both, it's a bunch of rich White folks getting richer off the sales to Black folks.

    But there's a big difference: King stood for something.

    Obama? He's anti-King, but playing to the same audience.

  4. In addition to the Obama redneck collectors plates, I've seen the following advertised on TV and in print:

    Obama "dollar" coins by the "New England Mint"

    Obama trading cards by Topps (the company that normally makes sports related trading cards)

    Obama mugs

    Obama & family action figures

    Obama bobble-head doll

    Obama neckties

    Obama t-shirts

    Obama shorts (I am NOT making that one up)

    Obama iphone slim case

    Obama neon lights

    Obama belt buckles

    etc, etc, ad nauseum...

    So, is Obama the new "tacky" or does Elvis still hold that distinction?

  5. I have a great use for the plate! When employers have to let go of employees because they can't afford to pay them anymore, the employer can serve the employee his or her pink slip on the BO plate!

    Or maybe to serve crow to his supporters when they lose their jobs, homes, lifestyles... that would even be better.

    But I agree, that capitalistic twist sure is ironic.

    (My cats eat canned food once per day, in special dishes I bought just for them. Yeah. I like my cats too.)

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  7. No worries, in about 6 months or so, we will be able to buy the ObamaFail t-shirts :)

  8. Apparently, MLK's heirs are arguing and or preparing to sue, over use of his likeness. In/on Obama/King themed souveneirs/election swag.

    And my local paper (in addition to CNN) has already run m u l t i p l e Obama lifestyle pieces (what he eats, where he shops, who he went to high school with ... ).

    Though I'm kinda fond of velvet Elvis paintings (don't have one as yet), have to admit that yes .... Obama has a Grammy!

    (Insert shameless blog pimp here .... "Barry Style"

  9. To many on the Left politics is their religion. Thereby, Obama is their current god. They've had worse. >:D

  10. AR 15 targets !!!!

  11. I would not recommend that anyone (cats, dogs included) eat off an Obama plate - they are made with chemicals that could leach into the food.

  12. Use for the Obama plate? Hmmm.... how about skeet target?

  13. How about some Skeet in your mouth dumb, BITCH.

  14. With my Obama Shirt on, What better way to enjoy that "Government Cheese Food" than on an Obama plate & wash it down with "Governmet Tomato Juice " ?

  15. Well they sold Bush plates too only guess what? No one cared. By the way, here's Mark Twain on religion since you like him so much although I doubt you've read much of his work:

    "Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion--several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven....The higher animals have no religion. And we are told that they are going to be left out in the Hereafter. I wonder why? It seems questionable taste."

    Enjoy the next 8 years. I know I will.

  16. You guy's are too funny .. you republicans had eight years in the white house and the American People finally woke up an said we need a democrat this time. Now that the shoe is on the other foot ,You can't take it. But you have to take it, just like us dem's did.

  17. Welcome. I know you've not been around before, because you think I'm a Republican. I'm a conservative. Big difference.

    I think Obama plates are silly because ... well, they're silly. Plus, like I said, the fact that someone is making money using capitalism ... on a socialist.


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