I was notified of this thread by an intrepid reader. It is from a couple weeks ago, but it’s already a classic.
The premise is that Tom C, the thread’s author, will conclusively prove to you, the reader, that President Obama is a wuss. Not manly. How? With cherry-picked photos.
A “proof” in logical, philosophical, or mathematical terms is a formulaic description wherein, if you accept the premise or evidence (in this case, those would be the photographs) and apply logical rules and previously known laws to them, you can get to something that is 100% true, a rule of some kind.
A “proof” in Tom C’s world means that despite being a middle aged man he likes to giggle at pictures of people and imagine he could beat them up.
The first photo was Obama eating an ice cream cone. Obviously, Obama isn’t manly because of the way he pursed his lips while eating it. Obviously.
Riiight. Tom, if you’re reading, please send me a picture of yourself eating an ice cream cone in a manly manner. I’m trying to imagine how this would appear, but I can’t. Would Tom hold the ice cream cone in one hand while giving the camera the middle finger with the other?
Or maybe he throws the ice cream cone up in the air, shoots it with a rapid-fire automatic weapon of some kind, and then catches all the now super-hot pieces of ice cream bits in his mouth as they fall from the earth?
Another picture of Obama not being manly is one where he is attempting to hold an umbrella over his wife while walking through a gate. Really? That’s unmanly? I guess this might explain why Obama has been happily married for decades to one woman, in his first and only marriage, while Tom C is a divorced dad struggling to maintain his desired level of visitation and fending off restraining orders. Just sayin’.
In Tom’s last post he attributes a quote to Obama that would be bad if Obama had actually said it, but of course he didn’t. And of course our intrepid moderator you-know-who has not raised any questions about that inaccuracy, but whatever. What is amazing is that not only did Obama not say the quote, but it isn’t even one that Obama has been accused of saying by other right-wingers. It is a Tom C original. I’m serious. Put the quote in quotes, add the word Obama after the quote, and Google it.
You get one result, the AMG comment Tom posted.
Then, correct Tom’s misspelling and you still get only one Google result, which is different but still doesn’t contain a quote from Obama as Tom wrote it.
So on nearly every level this thread is a failure… I say “nearly” every level because it is at least earns a slight chuckle and an eye roll, which is, after all, the supreme mission of AMG.