Monday, May 4, 2015

FOD 2015.05.04

Poor barry. His star has fallen so far that even a relatively simple decision about where to build his presidential temple library is controversial.
As a sort of farewell present to the city he adopted as his political base but will leave for more glamorous New York City after his presidency, the Barack Obama Presidential Library is to be built on parkland taken from the citizens of Chicago.
The controversy arises in part because Chicago had regulations restricting construction in its parks, particularly those bordering on Lake Michigan. However, former obama chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel and buddies in the Illinois state legislature have pushed through legislation  green-lighting the use of public land for the library.
... taking the parkland is questionable, and likely to be fought in court by the group Friends of the Parks, so the State Legislature has passed a special law:
State lawmakers attempted to head off further legal wrangling over whether the library could be built on public land last week, when legislation aimed at providing legal protections for the library was quickly passed.
Ah, yes - Chicago politics. That place is nothing if not corrupt.

And deadly.
There are two potential sites under consideration, both in the crime-ridden South Side of the city, currently home to a horrific crime wave costing the lives of many young minorities.
Regarding the contents of the temple library, a Chicago columnist has some suggestions.
What I propose for the Obama library are real exhibits.

Like the presidential mommy jeans he wore when throwing out the first pitch at an MLB All-Star Game. Or an interactive exhibit where visitors determine how many days Obama was in office before he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. And a map of all the 57 states he said he visited during his 2008 campaign.

Also, what about an animatronic interactive Obama Bowing Game, to see if you, too, can bow your head low like the president, or maybe just some obsequious peasant, groveling before the king of Saudi Arabia or the emperor of Japan.

Interactive games like 'Rezko Monopoly,' the 'You didn't build that Sim City,' and 'Blame Bush Trivia'...
Don't forget a 'forked tongue' sculpture memorializing his infamous "If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan" lie.

As for the design of the library itself, here's a couple of ideas.


Old NFO said...

That last one WOULD be appropriate!!!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Must have a Presidential Library to keep the graft and bribes flowing.

CenTexTim said...

NFO - It represents what he is, and what he has done to this country.

WSF - and what better place for that than Chicago?