Obama Presidential Library Project Plagued with Rising Costs

The Obama Presidential Library will be easy to find thanks to innovative architectural features like its roof containing 2000 feet of putting green

The Obama Presidential Library will be easy to find thanks to innovative architectural features like its roof containing 2000 feet of putting green

CHICAGO (AP) – Struggling for funds, the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago could require a $1.5 billion endowment, its architects say.

Husband-and-wife architectural team Tod Williams and Billie Tsien noted that it will be difficult to raise such a huge sum.

“Normally,” said Williams, “presidents do a little fundraising for their libraries while still in office. Obama never did. He was always like ‘Sorry, dude, I got a tee time’. Still, I think we’ll eventually find a way to get the cash. Nobody has to pay protection money to the Clintons anymore. What else are they going to do with it?”

Tsien noted some of the library’s many amazing features which contribute to its 10-figure price tag.

“This Presidential Library isn’t just some gaudy showpiece of ego-stroking, but rather a monument to President Obama’s great legacy, and even though the price tag is enough to buy the presidency itself – unless you’re Hillary – it is all necessary to fully honor its namesake.”

“For example,” continued Tsien, “every one of its 127 rooms will have a basket of phones and pens, all available free to anyone who wants them. Also, like a regular library, you can check books out if you have a library card. Which everyone will have, because they’re mandatory.
Now, there won’t be a fine for books that are returned late, but there will be one for not having a card.”

“That’s just for starters. There’s also free wi-fi, free arugula, free college, free rooftop golf lessons, free ceremonial job-ready shovels… you name it, he’s giving it away for free. Now we just need someone else’s money to pay for it all.”

Asked to comment on the uncertain financial future of his Presidential library, former President Obama declined to comment, saying “Sorry, dude, I got a tee time.”

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Straight Line of the Day: Liberals Are Protesting Trump Cutting Art Subsidies by Screening “1984”. What Other Dystopian Movies Do They Think Represent Trump’s America?

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Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

Liberals are protesting Trump cutting art subsidies by screening “1984”. What other dystopian movies do they think represent Trump’s America?

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Random Thoughts: The Press and Sweden

Trump is going to rally Saturday. Know who also had rallies? Nazis. And race cars.
I don’t have a point.

With all the dire predictions, take comfort in everyone’s record on accurate predictions.

How does the third smallest electoral win since Reagan become “the biggest electoral win since Reagan” in Trump’s mind?
Accurate would be “biggest electoral win since Reagan where the winner did not have a plurality in the popular vote.”

Trump and the media both make great points about how the other is horrible and should not be trusted.

Trump makes issue of non-existent things like “fake” Obama birth certificate, “millions” of fraudulent votes, and “credibility” of the press.

Why is National Guard marching down my street asking for papers? Who reads the newspapers anymore?

The most logical way to solve this is some sort of dance off between Trump and the press.

“Journalist” and “president” are both fake jobs mainly held by idiots.

The press can’t regain during the Trump presidency the credibility they lost during Obama. Have to wait for next Democrat and go hard on him.

Scientists are dumb.

Watched the first episode of Power Rangers with my kids, and it referred to all their robots as dinosaurs though only two of them are.
They’re a T Rex, mastodon, pterodactyl, triceratops, and sabertooth tiger, to refresh your memory.
Just another in my series “kid shows are stupid.” Still can’t get over how no one could recognize He-Man when he’s wearing a shirt.

Yes, Clark Kent’s glasses disguise is dumb, but it’s still leagues better than He-Man putting on a pink vest to become Adam.
There is no arguing with me here. Agree or be dumb.

I completely missed what didn’t happen in Sweden.

Kurt Cobain was the voice of a generation. I could never understand what he was singing, but I’m pretty sure it was what I was feeling.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is to run Hillary against it.” -Edmund Burke

I want to laugh at Mark Zuckerberg running for president, but then I remember that’s less weird than the current reality.

Easy to imagine worse than Trump. What if Trump was a Democrat? Then on top of everything, the press would be running interference for him.

Sweden another example of:
* Trump being dumb
* His critics being just as dumb (“Let’s mock the idea anything could be wrong in Sweden!”)

Finally playing Arkham Knight. It really does make you feel like you’re Batman — except for the stupid tank combat.
And I wonder if the Batcomputer can run it without crashing.

Really enjoyed The Witness, though it’s a bit like if the island in Myst had a bunch of Sudoku puzzles taped to the walls everywhere.
I just mean that for a lot of it, there wasn’t a lot of integration of the puzzles and the environment.

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For a Small Fee, They Can Arrange for You to Catch the Red Dot

Entrepreneurs in Malaysia have opened the world’s first 5-star cat hotel.

Note to guests – the mice in the mini-bar aren’t free

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Cartoon of the Day – Obamacare

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[Michael P Ramirez]

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The Illustrated Frank J: Sure… Bullets First…

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Of Course, You Run the Risk of Appearing Smugly Pretentious If You Don’t Use Color, But He Does Have a Point

[Film Noir: The Case for Black and White] (Viewer #98,726)

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Border Wall – Alternative Design

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said “we’re not going to be able to build a border wall everywhere all at once”.

OK, start with border funnels that herd illegals into combination detention camp/bus stations.

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Man, I Love to See the Scummy, Dishonest, Liberal Press Get Called Out

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If you haven’t seen Trump’s presser, here’s an excerpt [via The Daily Gouge [High Praise!]

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Link of the Day: How to Make a Star Trek Sequel

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The Difficult Journey of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

BONUS LINK [High Praise! to Mr. Right]:

Sarah Hoyt’s saying nice things about IMAO at PJ Media. Ya know, I always thought it would be Bush that nuked the moon. Oh well, as long as it gets nuked.

Trump’s ‘Nuke the Moon’ Image Works

[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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Oh No! Someone Badworded a Snowflake!

Twitter announced that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment

So… free hot chocolate & plaid onesies?

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Straight Line of the Day: Al Gore Is Back With a New Warning for the World…

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Al Gore is back with a new warning for the world…

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Also, Stay Away from Stephen Hawking’s Page

A new study shows that when you’re reading Facebook, your perception of time becomes distorted.

Pfft! Psychologists and their easy answers. Obviously the problem is that Facebook accelerates you closer to the speed of light.

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Cartoon of the Day – Goal

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[Michael P. Ramirez]

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The Illustrated Frank J: Also, Clamshell Packaging

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