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Friday, 09 November 2012 17:18

It's Obama, One More Time of Four More Years


By Jesse Jose

A Cup O' Kapeng Barako

T he headlines scream: "It's Obama!" And in unison, America's PALAMUNINS merrily gloated and chorused: "Victory is sweet!" 


Yes, indeed, how sweet it is. It's four more years of plenty more sweets for them.   


My friend, Joseph Lariosa (JGL), was right. He said that the "47 percent" that Mitt Romney mentioned in a secretly-taped speech (those people who depend on handouts and welfare, and don't pay taxes) will all vote solidly for Obama. PLUS, as we all know now, according to news reports, 90-percent of the Blacks and 70-percent of the Latinos also voted for Obama. 


And, counting the talking head lapdogs of CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, yapping endlessly for Obama, my man, Mitt Romney, didn't stand a chance.  So, he lost, and Obama won. 


So, JGL was right. JGL said that he's always right and that he's never been wrong yet in any of his predictions. So, okay JGL, my friend, more power to you. May you have more of your hulas and predictions come true. 


BUT I wonder what would JGL do, IF by any chance, one of his predictions turned out to be wrong?  Va Va Voom, non mais non.

LICKING WOUNDS: Four years ago when Obama first won the presidency (I voted for Sen. John McCain then and I was more vigorous in my disapproval of Obama), I had this little conversation via email, with a woman from Chicago, a die-hard supporter of Obama.  I've met this woman before and she's sexy and gorgeous. She's also a writer and a Fil-Am community leader. Our back and forth emails to each other were CC'd to a world of readers. Here's our conversation:

Woman: Well, babe, you lost, shut up now and lick your wounds.


Me: I'd rather lick your wound, babe.


Woman: I don't have any wounds.


Me: Believe me, I'll find your wound.  I am an expert in finding women's wounds.  Especially wounds of women as sexy and gorgeous as you.

Woman: I have a dog....

Our first conversation ended there.  A few weeks later, I emailed her.


Me: I also have a dog, a half-breed pit bull and bulldog. I went to the dog pound a week ago and adopted this dog.  And, in honor of Barack H. Obama, I named this dog, "BHO."  And I am teaching him now how to bark, HOPE! HOPE! HOPE!  CHANGE!  CHANGE! CHANGE! 


Woman: Booooooo ... Boooooooo.

I haven't heard from this woman ever since.  I would think about her sometimes.  Because I really would like to find and lick her juicy, secretive wound.  I wonder how she's doing.  Those four years flew by so swiftly. 


Now, we'll have another four years of same-same HOPE and CHANGE, renamed, FORWARD.  I gonna have to re-teach my dog, BHO, to bark a new bark: FORWARD!  FORWARD!  FORWARD!  This dog is getting old though.  And you can't teach old dogs new tricks.  But you betcha, I'll try, in Obama's honor.

ON ROMNEY'S CONCESSION SPEECH: In his short concession speech the night of the election, among Mitt Romney's gracious few words were, "I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory....  We fought hard.  Let's pray that President Obama would provide the right GUIDANCE for
America ..." 


I joined Mitt Romney in this prayer.  I believe in prayers.  I also believe that Governor Romney did not lose the election.  It was America who lost this election. Yes, I do believe America lost the chance to elect a leader that would have pulled this country from out of the abyss of our stagnant economy, deficit and debt.


But as that gorgeous and sexy Chicagoan woman said, "Shut up now, Jesse and lick your wounds." Yes, I'll shut up now and lick my wounds and wish President Obama all the best. That's all.  JJ


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Comments (1)
1 Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:03
Dear JJ:

I will frame this column for posterity.
It was your unrelenting attacks against the system, Obama, the Filvets and illegal immigrants (like Filipino Jose Antonio Vargas) among others that challenged me to do some soul searching and to find out the reasons and the chances of Obama against your man, Gov. Mitt Romney, who is a good man, before I came to my fearless forecast. To tell you the truth, I also had butterflies in my stomach while I was writing my column.
If I stumble with my prediction in the future because I’m just human, I will always use the line of Michael Jordan that goes like this: If you take a lot of shots, don’t be afraid to miss your shot.
Thanks to you, I am still perfect with my predictions. I expect it to be so until I miss my shot. And I will not be afraid to miss!
Best wishes and Mabuhay!


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