Why All The Fuss Over A Dog?

The world has a billion different problems happening at the same time and the only thing the media can obsess over is the dog the Obamas are getting (or have gotten). Ever since candidate Obama promised his girls they could have a dog after the campaign this seems to be the only thing I hear about.

What kind will they get? When are they getting it? Who will walk it? And on and on as if this dog were the only concern in the world. The media is acting like no one has ever gotten a dog. I know Bush had a dog and the media liked to discuss him but it never seemed to be in a friendly manner.

Regardless, this is a dog. My God I am tired of hearing about it. Now we have the media asking if it is a rescued dog as the Obamas promised during the campaign. No it is not but does it surprise anyone? This guy has not kept many promises and why would he want a mutt when he can get a pure bred to match the pedigree lifestyle of being The Won? Anyway, one of his daughters has allergies so they had to be careful what kind they got. Don’t let them parse words though, it is not a rescue but it was not a good fit with the first owner so they are saying it is a semi rescue. No, it is an expensive, well bred dog. And that’s OK, just say so. Besides, his daughter should come first and if she has allergies they need to see to that before all else.

The animal that has garnered so much attention from the adoring media is a gift from the Kennedys and the girls named him Bo (as in Bo Diddley). Convenient how BO are daddy’s initials… Here is what the article said about the dog, since everyone seems so interested:

Bo’s breeders happen to have bred Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Portuguese water dogs. The Massachusetts Democrat, an Obama friend and political ally, also acquired a pup from Bo’s litter. Bo’s breeders are fans of Obama and named Bo’s litter the Hope and Change litter.

—Bo’s first owner lives in Washington.

—Bo was returned to the breeder in early March, fitting the spring timeline the Obamas had given for their dog adoption.

—Kennedy and his wife Victoria helped line Bo up with the Obamas. Before moving into the White House, the pup spent nearly a month with the Kennedys’ dog trainer in Virginia.

In fact, Bo is a gift to the Obamas’ daughters, Malia and Sasha, from the Kennedys, said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama.

I hope these girls enjoy the dog and it gives them much happiness. I think it was nice of the Kennedys to give it as a gift and I am sure the girls will appreciate it. I only hope that the dog lives a life of obscurity so we won’t have to hear about it all the time. Here is a little help for the media:

  • Pirates
  • Economy
  • Record Deficit
  • Inflation
  • War on Terror (I don’t care what he calls it)
  • Corruption in the Justice Department
  • Obamas broken campaign promises
  • iPods for the Queen
  • Official gifts of DVDs
  • Bowing to a King

MSM, there are plenty of things to report on so please spare us any more of the mind numbing, eye glazing dog stories.

I have to admit though, it is interesting the dog is a Portuguese water dog. I mean, how ironic is it that Kennedy would give a dog that is known for its ability to swim and retrieve things from the water?

If only he had one of these dogs with him on the night of July 18, 1969…

Big Dog

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8 Responses to “Why All The Fuss Over A Dog?”

  1. Adam says:

    I think if there’s one thing that can bring liberals and conservatives together it’s that we all feel our media is totally freaking useless. It will always let us down. Some conservatives see liberal bias, some liberals see conservative bias, I just see a complete inability to do the job it needs to do and fulfill it’s obligation to our people.

    Our press is more like tabloid trash now than a respectable news outlet. It’s pathetic. Our media networks will do whatever it takes to get ratings and profit, more like American Idol than any alternative. If that means endless coverage of what dog the POTUS was given for his kids then so be it.

    There are other media outlets in the world that do a better job reporting and they don’t even exist inside a country with the press freedoms we have under our constitution. That’s what makes this the saddest situation I think.

    But I guess it doesn’t help that we raise kids that read less and watch TV more.

    • Blake says:

      You are right in your analysis of the news today, Adam- it’s become a “national Inquirer” frame of mind out there, where it doesn’t have to be right, it just has to be NOW. As the son of a well respected Journalist, I have long carped on the state of the news, where they lead with, ” We can’t confirm this, but….” This was part of the problem in the last several election cycles, where it became a game to the media- who’s first?
      I wish they would play the game, “Who’s more accurate?”

  2. Blake says:

    I’m kind of glad that the girls got a dog they can play with, and now they will have even more fertilizer for their garden than just the Prez’ speeches.
    Now all they need to do is find a way to housebreak Biden. Apparently rubbing his nose in it isn’t doing it- perhaps a taser, or maybe a hotwire around the V-Ps office, so he can’t get loose.
    Anyway, I hear the girls were getting tired of playing fetch with the Veep- not to mention his constant barking.
    With Biden, you have to ask everyone, “Have you had your Rabies shot?”

  3. Kris says:

    Lol Blake!

    The media always makes a big fuss over presidential pets, I have no idea why other than their incompetence.

  4. Billy Joe says:

    hey Big Dog,

    you going [going to a TEA party]** tomorrow? I wonder if the white supremacists will show up? If so, I wonder if the ‘conservatives’ will have the stones to confront them?

    Changed to remove a vulgar reference

    • Big Dog says:

      No, I will be at work earning money for you deadbeat liberals and your incompetent leader. I will be with them in spirit. Don’t make a big deal out of your girlfriend at the DHS and her loony report. Neither they nor you would stand a chance against true Americans.

      The way you worded your comment is what you and Meathead do to each other.

      And you wonder why you have trouble getting anything published.

    • Blake says:

      Hey, Billy Joe- I do not like White Supremacists, and when I see them I am as repulsed by them as I am when I see the Black Muslims, NAACP, LULAC, or any of the other racist groups.
      That’s right, these groups ALL have a vested interest in PROMOTING racism, because that is how they get donations, which is another word for handouts, which means they do not have to find a real job.
      If racism disappeared today, they would re- invent it, so they could ride the dime.
      So when you speak of White Supremacy, you might as well lump all the rest of the hate groups in there, and yes, I confront them.
      What do YOU do?

  5. Liberty Card says:

    Never underestimate the reach of Saul Alinski’s fans. Guys like Billy Joe just can’t get it through their heads that The People are fed up with government interference in their lives, so they attempt to tie the movement to something, anything, reprehensible – the white supremacists will do, though there’s not a shred of evidence that that group has anything to do with the TEA Party.

    Can you say, “Desparate”?