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Lighten Up Francis…

During my usual effort to get good and stressed before sunrise, I was reading the news this morning -

President campaigns for Health Care Enrollment

Where I came across this photo, which I proceeded to doctor and make mock of.     I thought it was from the White House Easter Egg ceremony of 2014 – and then found out it was from 2009.

Hardly current.   Buggers.

I wandered back to the real 2014 gallery to find some others.  Maybe there was another photo that my hostile imagination could play with.

Heh.

Who needs to play with things when the real thing is so much more entertaining.

The real White House egg hunt photos from 2014.   Step right up, this is the real thing folks, accept no substitutes.

So now we can all try and figure out what kind of people think this is funny enough to make part of the National history of what should be a lighthearted thing for kids.

Here’s the caption “Our heavily armed snipers are dressed in kid-friendly bunny attire”.

Oh, ha ha ha.   You kidders, your heavily armed snipers are kid friendly heavily armed snipers.

Swell.

This made me to wonder if we’ve ever lightheartedly made jokes about needing snipers on the White House roof before.

The gallery of previous years, even post 9/11, seem remarkably short of references of this kind.  You know, no cute photos of MANPAD equipped agents dressed as Harvey the Pooka who will magic Easter Jihadi’s out of the air  (to cascade down in flaming bits over the streets and buildings of the capital, but I digress while expressing thanks that I have neither the job of pulling the trigger or the job of giving the command to do so…).

All in all the previous years have been pretty tame, except for this alligator display there in 2008….don’t be trying to find and eat these eggs kids.

But the real prize for this year goes to this one -with the caption – “Colorful Easter eggs are tossed off the White House roof at special targets below.”

Special targets?    Honestly people.

Given the death from above philosophy I think this humor a little macabre as well.

How about some nice photo shots of the kids and people at the parties as we did in previous administrations?    No?

Readers can feel free to tell me to “lighten up Francis,” I won’t mind.

If it were new behavior from this administration, I’d just think it was a little weird.  As it is, I’ve come to accept this kind of thing as fairly normal.

That is to say, bizarre.

If you’re at all inclined to go look you might want to do so before some adult becomes aware and sanity takes hold and they clean this, yet another, clueless, tone deaf, gawdawful mess up.


UPDATE – 2014-04-21 – 15:00 Central Time

8-O    If you go to the White House web page I linked to, you’ll see a bunch of little eggs floating around the screen, and…..a fly.     A fly?    A fly walking around the screen?

The Easter Fly?   Is this some tradition I don’t know about?

A FLY? Easter? The Easter Fly? What?

Does someone need to remind these people this is the White House or what?   The Residence of the President of the United States of America…

Yeah yeah, I know, lighten up Francis.

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7 Responses to Lighten Up Francis…

  • OK, THAT was egg-regious…

  • Can that agent see through his bunny head costume clearly enough to spot a possible target, identify it as hostile or friendly, and then shoot accurately? I don’t see how he could perform his job safely and reliably with that thing on his head, and in no reasonable workplace would he be allowed to carry a gun while his vision is so obscured. At the least, it should be holstered; at the optimum, he should remove the costume and stop pretending that his job is compatible with entertaining children.

  • If this is typical of your work, looker, your term with Q&O should be ova.

  • Maybe not “The Easter Fly”; but I seem to recall SEVERAL instances in which flies seem to be irresistably drawn to Dear Leader.

    Hmmm.

    “Like Flies To … ” — what was that analogy again???

  • Maybe I’m just not getting the joke, but you know the site you linked to is satire, right?  Here’s the <a href=”http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/2014-white-house-easter-egg-roll” title=”2014 White House Easter Egg Roll Gallery”>real White House Easter Egg Roll 2014 gallery</a>

    • Sucked in and completely destroyed.
       
      No real excuse and highlights that my dislike has made me lose objectivity.
       
      Thanks however for saying it.
       
      Much crow will now be dined on.