Friday, February 06, 2009

File Under: Way Too Much Information

Unabashed worship of Obama is disturbing enough. Now we are pummelled by unrestrained sex fantasies involving Obama being printed in the long ago respectable New York Times. And, of course, reprinted here (I gave up on shame Jan 20th.)

James Taranto, Best of the Web Today, comments on Judith Warner's wetdream,

I Have a Dream

"All the news that's fit to print" is the New York Times's slogan, and columnist Judith Warner's nocturnal reveries somehow make the cut:

The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. It was not clear whether Max was feeling protective of the president's health or jealous because of the cigarette.
Then a friend--unnamed, in one of journalism's small mercies--tells Warner that she is "miserable" because whereas she loathes her husband, Michelle Obama seems devoted to hers.

Warner, her journalistic appetite whetted, sets out to do some reporting:

Many women--not too surprisingly--were dreaming about sex with the president. In these dreams, the women replaced Michelle with greater or lesser guilt or, in the case of a 62-year-old woman in North Florida, whose dream was reported to me by her daughter, found a fully above-board solution: "Michelle had divorced Barack because he had become 'too much of a star.' He then married my mother, who was oh so proud to be the first lady," the daughter wrote me.

There was some daydreaming too, much of it a collective fantasy about the still-hot Obama marriage. "Barack and Michelle Obama look like they have sex. They look like they like having sex," a Los Angeles woman wrote to me, summing up the comments of many. "Often. With each other. These days when the sexless marriage is such a big celebrity in America (and when first couples are icons of rigid propriety), that's one interesting mental drama."
Does anyone remember when Bill Clinton was president and he forcibly groped a woman and carried on a tawdry affair with an intern, all in the Oval Office, and we were told to mind our own business because it was his "private life"?

The Obamas actually have a private life. Why is it acceptable for frustrated middle-aged women to air their feelings about it on the pages of the once-respectable New York Times?

Ladies, you asked for hope and change, and you got it. Now please, for the love of God, get a life.
As Leo DeCaprio said in that movie with the title I can't remember, "I concur."

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Gayle said...

"Why is it acceptable for frustrated middle-aged women to air their feelings about it on the pages of the once-respectable New York Times?" It's acceptable, Indigo, because the NYT's is no longer even close to being respectable. :)

Even so, I can't believe anyone would want to publish her dreams about Obama, even partially. I'm betting she left a whole lot out! LOL! But the point is, what the hell does this have to do with anything going on in this country and who gives a tinker's da*n about what this idiot dreams about? Honestly, the left are deranged! My dreams are far more interesting and don't include Obama, and never will. Unless it's a nightmare, of course.

Indigo Red said...

I guess the whole affair stems from the more recent notion that all politics is personal and everything personal is sexual. Thus, all politics is sexual.

This theory gained cache under Pres Bill Clinton and still holds sway.

OT -

I know you eschew swearing, Gayle, and the term Tinker's Dam is misconstrued to the swear word da*n.

In truth, the term 'tinker's dam' is from the Medieval European period when traveling tinkers, metal workers of pots and pans and other small metal tools, would cover the crack or hole in the metal object on one side with mud or paste, known as the dam. Then molten metal was poured into the defect from the other.

When the metal had cooled, the dam was removed and the tinker would gently hammer the new metal smooth. The sound of thin metal against the anvil was described as "tink, tink, tink' giving the tradesman his name, Tinker.

Because the dam was temporary and only needed to be good enough to hold for a short time and the discarded, tinker's dam became a term for anything of little value beyond it's immediate use. And no swearing involved.

Tom said...

What do you expect when thongs and condoms with "the one's" name are being sold? Dreams with bunnies and unicorns?

Yeah, I agree - it's disturbing as well as disgusting.

Indigo Red said...


Bunnies and unicorns, disturbing and disgusting. I think we've found NBC's next fall TV hit.

Indigo Rose said...

According to the interpretations of dreams site... this woman has problems.
Seeing her husband= unconscious feelings she has for him.
Watching a person shave (her husband)= indicates there is some conflict in her own self image. What she portrays does not match who she really is.
Shaving (she needed to shave legs)= suggests minor life changing decisions or severe attitude or self punishment or sexual connotations.
President = symbol of authority or power. May also represent personal views and opinions of Presidents actions
Water = depends on if the water is clear or muddy or in turmoil. cleansing or needing cleansing.

I'd say the woman ought to quit dreaming about the President and study her own marriage.

Indigo Red said...

Very interseting, Rose. I hadn't thought of that angle. The woman author/dreamer does appear to have problems beyond just being a journalist with the New York Times.