…thy name is also Oprah.

Oprah filming in DC for inauguration week

“There are not even words to talk about what this night means,” Oprah told Access Hollywood that night. “Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”

The morning Caveman discovered fire?

How about the day World War II ended?

The night Jesus was born?

24 thoughts on “Hyperbole

  1. What is she talking about?
    The first descendant of slaves sworn in as president?
    The first Harvard grad to be sworn in as president?
    The first millionaire to be sworn in as president?
    She must be referring to the fact that B. Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii.

  2. Uhhh, which Oprah are we talking about? This is one reason why my vote was for OMG BFF, or Barry. I think we’re talking about the real Oprah?

  3. As most of us know, Obama is decended from slave owners. Even though his skin has a dark hue to it, his family was on the other side of the barbed wire. And he was born in Indonesia (I think), but grew up in Hawaii.

  4. No, Obama was born in Hawaii, and spent part of his childhood in Indonesia. Sorry, Chuck, but that’s just a bunch of horsefeathers.

  5. I think his point was just that he wasn’t the offspring of slaves… Which is why Terry said:
    The first descendant of slaves sworn in as president?

    I don’t think Chuck was trying to launch any black helicopters.

  6. Kenya. He was born in Kenya. And all I have to say about Oprah’s pronouncement is “Oh brother”. You’d think this was 1867 and that there hadn’t been how many black governors, Sec of States, Generals, etc. Good grief what an ass.

  7. mefolkes, perhaps when and if he produces his actual birth certificate–the one signed by a doctor at the delivery–I’ll join you in saying it’s all “horsefathers.” However, the documents produced so far do not in fact prove his actual birth in Hawaii.

    And as Chuck notes, his likely forebears were on the other side of the slavery equation for the most part. Doesn’t affect my view of him, but that is his heritage.

  8. Three black governors, three black senators since Reconstruction. The senators include Barack Obama, who was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Christ on a cracker, Colleen, I’m pretty confident that you are the angriest and dumbest person I know of.

  9. You’ve misquoted Colleen, AC… and interjected a false claim that you believe she’s angry.

    I’m shocked, shocked!

  10. Five black senators:

    Hiram R. Revels (R-Mississippi), 1870-71
    Blanche K. Bruce (R-Mississippi), 1875-1881
    Edward W. Brooke (R-Massachusetts), 1967-1979
    Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Illinois), 1993-1999
    Barack Obama (D-Illinois), 2005-2008


  11. Four black Governors!

    P.B.S. (“Pinckney Benton Stewart”) Pinchback of Louisiana, in 1872
    Douglas Wilder of Virginia, in 1990
    Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, in 2007
    David Patterson of New York in 2008

  12. Just in case any of the Mitchketeers is completely ignorant of American history, there was this deal after the Civil War called “Reconstruction.” It ran from the end of the conflict, in 1865, until 1877. Reconstruction ended as part of a corrupt bargain to resolve the disputed 1876 presidential election. Republicans agreed to withdraw federal troops from the South, setting the stage for Jim Crow and handing the presidency to Rutherford B. Hayes. African Americans elected to public office during Reconstruction benefitted from the votes of former slaves, whose voting rights were protected, if not fully guaranteed, and the fact that many Confederates were disenfranchised.

    So while the many African-Americans elected to public office during Reconstruction were pioneers, they were elected in a very brief window of time that was unusually favorable to them. Like home run records in the steroid era, they come with a historical asterisk.

    Hard to believe that any Mitchketeers are stupid enough not to know all this, but there you go.

  13. So while the many African-Americans elected to public office during Reconstruction were pioneers, they were elected in a very brief window of time that was unusually favorable to them.

    I think we just experienced another one of your windows then, only it’s not about race this time. It’s about entitlement and that window is also going to close, one way or another.

  14. AC, I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that you’d endorse Reconstruction, lament its end, yet still insist we have to withdraw our troops from Iraq and let the wolves into the fold again. That human rights are not determined by geography used to be a standard liberal belief.
    The Civil War resulted in two hundred thousand dead Americans. The iraq War around 4K so far. No price to free the oppressed brown people of Iraq is so small that you will pay it.

  15. And for those morons who like to make up their own reality…

    You can blather your recollections of your 7th grade history class all you want, but I nailed you again ass wipe! It’s not that hard really, sort of like picking on the kids from the short bus.

    OH, you must not have been talking to me because you’ve shunned me forever… I dun fergot.

  16. And the Jim Crow era was constructed by… DEMOCRATS. I know my history, & I didn’t get it 5 minutes ago from Wikipedia like certain leftist commenters

  17. You don’t have one! Pretending that you are “shunning” me when you so obviously are not, will not cover for you arrogance, ignorance, or general stupidity.

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