I remember Gulf Oil company sponsoring TV broadcasts of space shots in the 1960s. There's the Gulf of Mexico. Persian Gulf.
So, besides a defunct oil company, "gulf" generally means a place where the sea extends into the land. But, it can have another meaning: a deep chasm, or a gap.
On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno the other night, the president showed just how big of a dumbass he is:
If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs. Businesses won’t locate here.I've been those cities. And, I've been to the Gulf coast. But never at the same time.
I'd like to think I don't have to tell you that Jacksonville, Savannah, and Charleston are not cities on the Gulf. But, nobody seemed to tell The Smertest President Evah that those cities are on the Atlantic Ocean.
So, what comes to mind when someone says "gulf?"
The right answer is: A deep chasm, or a gap. As in the deep chasm in the head of Obama, and the ones that voted for him.
It's almost as good as how it's unfortunate you are less likely to die in a terror attack than in a car accident. And remember: "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth - some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."</aReplyDelete
He was probably just confusing gulf with golf, plenty of good golfing in those areas, especially in South Carolina.ReplyDelete
I was ready to write "the big empty space between his antenna ears" - but then I saw your last line.ReplyDelete
I'll provide the concrete gulf shoes.ReplyDelete
It's pretty obvious by now, Obama is a man of strikingly average intelligence elevated above his competency and struggling with his inadequacies.ReplyDelete
He is a perfect example of the Peter Principle in action... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_PrincipleReplyDelete
It's shameful that Obama is neglecting the gulf ports in the other 54 states.ReplyDelete
Come on now - it's the Gulf of Atlantica, right?ReplyDelete
Conventional geography is a construct of the white patriarchy and has no place in our modern world -- in other words, it's Bush's fault and bringing it up is racist.
To be fair, I haven't the foggiest notion where Jacksonville, FL, is.ReplyDelete
Heck, I only know the city exists because it has a football team, and I only know THAT because they played the Packers once.
Harvey, really? Let me enlighten you. It's south of Yulee, east of Macclenny, and north of Green Cove Springs.ReplyDelete
Harvey, to expand upon Basil's geography lesson, Jacksonville is just south of Nassau.ReplyDelete
Um, Yulee is in Nassau County. Also in Nassau County is Hilliard. That's where A-1-A starts, at the junction of US-1 & US-301. It runs northeast through Yulee, over to Fernandina Beach (the county seat) where it turn south, running down the coast to Key West, and inspiring Jimmy Buffet album titles. I've driven A-1-A from Hilliard to Fernandina Beach, but that's it. It was a crappy little road then, and I suspect it's a crappy little road today.ReplyDelete
Harvey says: To be fair, I haven’t the foggiest notion where Jacksonville, FL, is.ReplyDelete
Yes, but you are not attempting to convince people to support expensive federal programs based on your ignorance. (Gee, that kind of encapsulates the entire Democrat platform, doesn't it? "Don't know what's in this law, but we MUST pass it!")
C'mon, give the guy a break. We'd know he flunked geography if Valerie wasn't keeping his transcript under wraps. That's not his fault. Besides, Bush moved them while he was fixed, laser like, on the economy.ReplyDelete