Prog Canon (tonight’s reading: thee vs me)

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday guaranteeing himself Secret Service protection for the rest of his life. [more]

Remember, you only get Secret Service protection for life. (see: JFK)


  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm |

    Did Gowdy lose his fucking mind? I wanted to live another fourteen years just to punch Captain Shitstain in the nose without getting shot. ‘Course by then I’ll be so decrepit I’d have to settle for whacking his shin with my cane.
    Do you suppose that happened because Gowdy or Captain Shitstain realize how much he is hated, or that Captain S. wants to hold office for life?

  2. LLoyd
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm |

    That basturd knows people are chompin’ at the bit right now for a piece of his no good ass.

  3. Caged Insanity
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm |

    Dick: Try both. He’ll get the “president for life” too. Just watch.

  4. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm |

    ^ I just had a sick thought.
    JFK had Secret Service protection for life.

  5. Brad
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm |

    Smart move. Barry is under no illusions that once he leaves office that everything will be forgiven.

    As history plays out, the lid will start coming off of carefully hidden past. We will find out what his college thesis was about. We will discover how his tuition was paid. We will be told the details of the making of B.O. The Candidate. We will see the truth about his agenda. It will turn to faded rainbows and stale unicorn farts. AND WE will be living in a nation wounded by his leadership.
    He knows damn well that even fourteen years and ten days from today there will be somebody still pissed enough to be looking for a reckoning.
    So keeping SS around beyond ten years may be the smartest thing he has done so far.

  6. mech
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 11:51 pm |

    Doug made me snicker.

  7. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 6:23 am |

    *enJ0Ying mental picture inspired by Dick @#1 of a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong line of US — maybe with lawn chairs and coolers, umbrellas and a few BBQs — each getting, say, 10 minutes for a good finger-wagging lookie-here moment with added cane-shin whack*

    That’d sure be harder on him than a coupla few nose punches.

    But I’m sure there would also be a loooong line of under-nourished, unfulfilled yet ironically-dressed hipster doosh-tools and DU’ers fully dependent on the gobt teat and horrified at the wasteland of their lives lining up for a coupla whacks and a hissing, like, yanno, poorly worded indictment or two.

  8. geezerette
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 8:33 am |

    With all that’s going on he’ll need it. They’ll all get to live in Hawaii and fly back and forth from the old capital to the new one. Bet the applications are flowing in.

  9. Murphy(AZ)
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 11:39 am |

    Gee… dont’cha wish you were a high school student at Career Day, standing in front of the Secret Service booth, looking dreamily into your future as a member of President O’Bamah’s perpetual “Take a Bullet for the Prez” squad?

    I think I’d rather be tail gunner on a sh-t hearse.

  10. ZZMike
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 1:28 am |

    That’a the way it worked more than a few times in history. Olde England: only knights and noblemen were allowed to bear arms (swords &c in those days). Same in Olde China, Olde Japan (only samurai), and probably one or two more instances,