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Confront Corruption! Oh, and feed me Braaaains!

Posted in humor, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

BlackPanther8bdoh! I should have been on this way earlier today. I mean, c’mon, here I am in Africa and we’ve got, visiting a country in Sub-Saharan Africa, an African-American, American President. Is that headline worthy or what????!

I know it can sometimes be hard to parse out my sarcasm/satire from my genuine politics– and mind you I am very glad to have this guy around and glad that he is visiting Africa (and planning to announce billions in aid is the rumor?)- but still. I mean you read something like this utter crap that these AP journalists consider “coverage” of our Black President in our black continent, and my lunch gets in danger of leaving my belly and getting coughed up into the sink. Exhibit A:

(AP) ACCRA, Ghana — America’s president and Africa’s son, Barack Obama dashed with pride onto the continent of his ancestors Saturday, challenging its people to shed corruption and conflict in favor of peace. Campaigning to all of Africa, he said “Yes you can.”

“I say this knowing full well the tragic past that has sometimes haunted this part of the world,” Obama told a riveted Ghanaian Parliament. “I have the blood of Africa within me.

In the faces of those who lined the streets and in many of Obama’s own words, this trip was personal. Beyond his message, the story was his presence _ the first black U.S. president coming to poor, proud, predominantly black sub-Sahara Africa for his first time in office.

insert spoon into mouth. gag as needed.

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I mean, people are literally dancing in the street. And by “streets” I mean soccer fields. Which they may actually call “futbol” fields up there…

Man oh man. And the parliament in Accra was eating up every word of his speech. Kinda seems like they somehow never heard his embarrassing little secret.
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Whats amazing is the sheer stamina of Obama. I mean, our first undead president has managed to attend to head of state duties in spite of his zombie infection, participating in whirlwind G8 Summits, Kremlin visits (he had to cancel his Gremlin visit to make that work), and rolling out the long leash on Rahm Emmanuel his Secretary of I’ll-Bash-Yr-Teeth-In-Motherfucker *(see “Rahm Bomb” in the video below). Its just makes you wonder how much more effective he could have been if he had some basic zombie survival skills on the campaign trail. 633597097556580165-braiiiiiinsThat senior citizen, come US senator, come undead presidential candidate John McCain may have been a goober as far as election competition goes, but he was expedient at catching and eventually converting Obama immediately following their last debate last Fall.

Sorry you guys, I just (finally) watched 28 weeks later, and I’m feeling a little punchy right now. On the bright side, I’ve spared you my impulse to write about Black President Obama stopping by the nation of Wakanda before leaving the continent. I read a Black Panther comic this morning and all I can think about in light of this trip to Ghana, is Obama glad-handing T’challa, King of Wakanda, along with Storm the X-men/mutant slash kinda recent Queen of Wakanda. Oooh, I can just picture Ororo Monroe and Michele Obama in some hi-tech royale palace…
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Anyways, I’m gonna hitch the next ride outta geekville, which require me to wrap up this post and move along. Have I warned you about when I post on Saturday afternoons?!

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Bolden: go where no black has gone before…

Posted in politics, sci-fi, science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

Boldly?

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In a high-profile move to cope with his post-Battlestar Galactica depression, Famous All-Powerful Black Guy Barack Obama has appointed this black astronaut to lead the non-cylon races as NASA’s new top gun.

Man, electing a Black President was the best idea we negroes ever had!!!

MILKYWAY: SOLAR SYSTEM: EARTH: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday named former shuttle commander Charles Bolden to lead NASA at a critical time for the space agency.

The White House has ordered a complete outside review of NASA’s manned space program, including plans to return astronauts to the moon.

Bolden flew in space four times _ twice as shuttle commander _ and once was assistant deputy administrator at NASA headquarters in Washington. The 62-year-old Bolden left NASA in 1994.

If the Senate confirms Bolden, he would be the space agency’s first black administrator and the second astronaut to hold the post.

NASA Administrator

Obama also announced that he was nominating Lori Garver to be NASA’s deputy administrator. Garver was Obama’s NASA transition chief and is a former associate administrator at the agency.

“These talented individuals will help put NASA on course to boldly push the boundaries of science, aeronautics and exploration in the 21st century and ensure the long-term vibrancy of Americas space program,” Obama said in a statement.

White House science adviser John Holdren said in early May that the new panel will look at the design of new spacecraft to replace the space shuttle and go to the moon, as well as consider possible alternatives to the current design.

Also to be studied is the five-year gap between the shuttle’s retirement and the new moon vehicles, with the first new space capsule flying in 2015. During that time, starting in late 2010, NASA would have to rely on the Russians for space travel. The review will look at extending NASA’s use of the multibillion-dollar international space station beyond 2016.

NASA has spent $6.9 billion on its plan to return to the moon, which then-President George W. Bush presented as a response to the 2003 space shuttle Columbia accident.

Asked “why Bolden?” Obama first cracked a pun about how ‘the time had come to Bolden go where no negro had gone before!’ After chuckling to himself, the Black President relented in a matter-of-fact tone “No seriously though…. Out of all of the characters we got to know, human and cylon, there wasn’t a single non-evil black astronaut on all four seasons of BSG. I mean, they did some groundbreaking things with gender, but I just wanted to show those racist script writing motherfrakkers that at the end of the day I’m the Black President of a real world space age nation, and my power, unlike Adama’s or Roslin’s, is like actual.”

So say we all, Mr.President. So say we all…

Sunshine Superboy

*so, everything written in the dark block quote section is like, actual.

Godspeedyoublackpresident!

Posted in comics, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

Inaugs. Whu-What??!
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I’m sorry but this photo is just too badass.

Anyway, so the inaugs: I was all up in it. Shit was cold. If you have a short attention span you can watch a two minute version here. My new friend Drew took some photos and liveblogged here. As for me, I was back by the washington phallicstack/ obilisk among the millions. inauguration-liveblog-washi1 I’m sharing some of the photos with you below, cuz I didn’t bring my own technology. And I’m sorry I haven’t been able to post much here because the past few days have been hectic!

meh. this looked crazy, so I walked.

meh. this looked crazy, so I walked.


Everything Must Go!

Gitmo: Everything Must Go!


Obamania, gone awry.

Obamania, gone awry.

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godspeedyoumotorcadecarbonfootprint...

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I CANZ MAKE OATS.

I CANZ MAKE OATS.

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And finally, Morgan, among others has asked for my take on the Barack/Peter Parker team-up for the new Spiderman issue. Honestly, its a great idea in my book (Marvel is not new to real world politics and politicians), but I’ll have to wait till I can get my hands on a copy and report thereafter.

till then,
Esteban Sunshine Superboy

mutant powers for good you can believe in

mutant powers for good you can believe in