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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:43 PM

Nation Cruelly Reminded That It Once Had a President



https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/nation-cruelly-reminded-that-it-once-had-a-president

Nation Cruelly Reminded That It Once Had a President

By Andy Borowitz
6:51 P.M.

Photograph by Mark Wilson / Getty


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a televised event that many deemed unnecessarily cruel, millions of Americans were briefly reminded on Monday that they once had a President.

Unsuspecting Americans who turned on cable news Monday morning were suddenly assaulted with the memory of a time when the country’s domestic affairs, international diplomacy, and nuclear codes were entrusted to an adult.


CNN, one of the networks that televised the event, immediately said that it regretted doing so, and acknowledged that reminding Americans that they recently had a President had caused widespread bereavement and distress. “CNN deeply apologizes for the error,” a network statement read. “It will never happen again.”

Compounding the cruelty of the televised event, the networks lingered unnecessarily on a speech that only served to remind viewers that the nation once had a President who rigorously obeyed rules of grammar and diction.

Finally, the reminder that the country recently had a chief executive who loved and respected his wife was deemed “too much” by many viewers, who felt compelled to change the channel.


“It was horrible,” Carol Foyler, a viewer who was traumatized by the broadcast, said. “It’s like when you stumble on a photo of an ex on Facebook and they unfortunately look amazing.”

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Reply Nation Cruelly Reminded That It Once Had a President (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 12 OP
Wounded Bear Feb 12 #1
tanyev Feb 12 #2
Pachamama Feb 12 #5
GoCubsGo Feb 12 #3
Luciferous Feb 12 #4
RKP5637 Feb 12 #29
lpbk2713 Feb 12 #6
democratisphere Feb 12 #7
jalan48 Feb 12 #8
brush Feb 12 #10
jalan48 Feb 12 #11
George II Feb 12 #17
malaise Feb 12 #9
Gothmog Feb 12 #12
George II Feb 12 #18
FakeNoose Feb 12 #13
onecent Feb 12 #14
AnnieBW Feb 12 #15
montanacowboy Feb 12 #19
George II Feb 12 #20
brush Feb 12 #22
George II Feb 12 #23
brush Feb 12 #25
bdamomma Feb 12 #26
George II Feb 12 #27
MustLoveBeagles Feb 12 #31
Cha Feb 13 #34
Lifelong Protester Feb 12 #16
not fooled Feb 12 #21
bdamomma Feb 12 #24
onlyadream Feb 12 #28
RKP5637 Feb 12 #30
MustLoveBeagles Feb 12 #32
bdamomma Feb 13 #35
MustLoveBeagles Feb 14 #36
Cha Feb 13 #33

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:44 PM

1. It was the best of times, it is now the worst of times...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:46 PM

2. Intellectually, I get that this is funny.

Emotionally, it is just too, too true.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:47 PM

5. +1000

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:47 PM

3. It's at the point where that should no longer be considered satire.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:47 PM

4. His left foot looks weird in that picture, like it's in the wrong place

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:46 PM

29. Yep, the leaf against it gives an optical illusion of sorts, like the shoe is in the wrong place.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:49 PM

6. Pete Souza should have taken that photo.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:49 PM

7. What a President he was! Damn, he was so good!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:50 PM

8. Watching the unveiling today I realized how much I missed Obama's sense of humor.

He made me laugh at times when i needed it.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:00 PM

10. Yeah, Chris Mathews just aired his jokes about negotiating for less grey hair and smaller ears...

with the artist and how he struck out on both counts.

It was so sly and witty and funny and just made you like him even more.

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Response to brush (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:08 PM

11. I saw that today. He also made some funny remarks about not liking to sit still for the portrait

whereas Michelle and her artist seemed to be having a great time. I've read wit is a sign of intelligence and Obama has a lot of wit.

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Response to brush (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:52 PM

17. It was his typical self-deprecating humor. And I'm sure the crowd at Fox News cringed.....

....when he said Michelle was "hot", and followed it up with "the love of my life".

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

9. This is the absolute truth

Rec

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:51 PM

12. I miss having a real POTUS

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:53 PM

18. At this point I'd take four more years of baby bush!!!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:23 PM

13. Does it seem like the hands are too large?

Or maybe I'm unfairly comparing them against Cheeto's "too small" hands.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:25 PM

14. They were wonderful!!!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:36 PM

15. I Really Miss The Obamas

Every. Single. Fucking. Day. I'm a Federal employee. I have to work for the Cheeto. I'm sick of having my job be a political football.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:56 PM

19. I feel your pain

when I worked in DC under the George Bush admin I felt like that every single day
Boy if I only knew what was coming

Hang in there

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:58 PM

20. I live not far from the Submarine Museum in Groton, CT. Back in the fall we went to visit.........

......and was greeted with this inside the front entrance:



I'd forgotten that every Federal facility has a photograph of the president. So, when I got home I looked up Obama's photograph, what a contrast!!!

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:16 PM

22. Looks like trump even dyes his eyebrows.

There are photos all over the internet when his hair and eyebrows were brown, not blond.

Talk about fake news, everything about this guy is fake.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=1990+photos+of+trump&fr=yhs-pty-pty_converter&hspart=pty&hsimp=yhs-pty_converter&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2F&action=click

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Response to brush (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:27 PM

23. Note that his teeth are different, too.

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Response to George II (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:33 PM

25. Heehee. They were ahead of their time.

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:36 PM

26. That's his

dictator pose.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:39 PM

27. Looks more like his constipated pose as he's planted on his 24 carat gold throne.

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:23 PM

31. Scary



Give him a dark cloak and he could be the Emperor from Star Wars.

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:33 AM

34. Good god.. that's scary

as shite.

Wonder what the penalty is for throwing rotten eggs at a trumpic?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:49 PM

16. I really miss him!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:15 PM

21. Federal agencies

should post those photos of dump in the broom closet.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:32 PM

24. If only............

we were sane again.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:44 PM

28. The portrait reminds me of when

Obama was on Between then Ferns.

And now I will pretend that he’s still POTUS (how I keep sane).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:48 PM

30. I just can't believe we have this ass in the WH as president of the US. Each day is a non-ending

nightmare!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:26 PM

32. Dang it, why does he have to look so handsome?

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:11 PM

35. and so fit

too!! come back.....sigh

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:24 AM

36. I love how he's pointing at his hand

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:29 AM

33. Good one, Borowitz!

ROFL

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