Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Made in the USA?

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

I suppose because I voted for Obama and made a couple of contributions to his campaign in '08, that is the reason I keep getting emails from the Obama.com people.

Here is the latest...for a $15 contribution you (one) can get a coffee mug with his photo and an imprint of his birth certificate on it. Imprinted under the photo is the phrase, "Made in the USA"...the reference is obvious.

But being the cynic that I am...and damn dudes and dudettes, I hope I am wrong...I suspect that if one turned that mug upside down, one would see...Made in China.

Unfortunately, my Scottish antecedent genes prevent me from spending the $15 to find out. Yes, I am a cheap sumbitch...and don't ask me what category my 2008 campaign contributions were in. I do not want to hear the word pittance, just don't do it. He won didn't he?

However, if there is a deep pocket B of C reader out there that would like to purchase said mug and get back to us regards the basic question...hurry up will you?

Think about how fine that Joe is going to taste in that made in China USA mug.

18 comments:

Susan said...

I did the same thing as you: I campaigned for Obama and gave him 20 bucks a month when he threw his hat in the ring. Thus, I felt more betrayed than most when he blew off so many of his "promises". That is what you get for trusting a politician. I also get more BS from the Democratic Party than I care to admit. When Bush was in, I registered as a Dem to thwart him, now I go independent.

What is actually made in America these days?

Susan said...

20 bucks may not sound like a lot, but for me it was a fortune. I never ever give to political campaigns.

Harlequin said...

just survived a ( much less dramatic) canadian election. my guy is now the royal opposition. could be worse...

i look forward to hearing about the bottom of the cup... but i'm good to have someone else do the fieldwork.

Harlequin said...

just survived a ( much less dramatic) canadian election. my guy is now the royal opposition. could be worse...

i look forward to hearing about the bottom of the cup... but i'm good to have someone else do the fieldwork.

Harlequin said...

sorry about the double pump up there.... not sure what happened... blogger is funny sometimes!

jadedj said...

Susan---I hear you...but the alternative is way more spooky.

Anyway, we are all going to be "raptured", time zone by time zone, on this Saturday, according to some of our more "in-the-know" citizens, so it's all possibly moot ;-).

Harlequin...Harlequin------Ah, a fellow Scot, methinks. Ah, a fellow Scot, methinks.

Kulkuri said...

For $25 you can get the t-shirt.
Whether or not people donate to the campaign, I think this is a great idea. IN YOUR FACE BIRTHERS!!!!!

jadedj said...

Kulkuri---Oh no, I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't a good idea...it's a damned funny idea. It's just that every time I check for the origin of manufactured things, usuzlly they are made in China. I will be surprised if this is an exception. Which of course puts it in the place of irony.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

you wanna hear cynicalism.? only thing made in America today? Mexican babies.

Mr. Charleston said...

Here's the rub JJ... notice that to purchase a mug you will "donate" money for it. No sales or income tax for them, a tax deduction for you. Hot damn boy, let's do our part to balance the budget.

Tom Harper said...

I bought one of those mugs. On the bottom it says:

在柬埔寨 在柬埔寨

Mr. Charleston said...

在柬埔寨 在柬埔寨 means, fruck you white boy.

jadedj said...

YD G---Rich bankers...you forgot rich bankers.

Mr. C---I can only spring $15 once a quarter and I really wanted one with a happy face on it...you know? Or, one with a first hand cell phone camera shot of Newt being raptured this Saturday. In fact, I'm holding out for that one.

Tom---In Cambodia...In Cambodia?

Mr. C---The incredible extent of your linguistic knowledge makes my head explode. But doesn't that mean, "I fruck you long time dirty white dog boy"?

Sue said...

I almost bought the t shirt last night but didn't trust the site I was on. I think it would be hilarious to go around town with Obama on my chest in my very conservative community! I think I will buy the mugs for mom and me, I'll get back to ya on the "made in the USA" part JJ!

Punch said...

You sound a lot like the Fox News. Does this country really think the makers of this joke would really have them made in China? Newt would be dumb enough I suppose. I need one of these cups. It will I will set it right next to my Geo Bush Action doll. on second thought next to the Bush jack in the box. Might just have to photograph them and post 'em later on.
Tempus fugit

jadedj said...

Sue---There is no question that you would look spiffy in that there tee, but the java would taste oh so sweet every time you take a sip, which was the point of the whole mug thing, methinks. Get back to us, please :-)

Punch---If...IF...this were a SERIOUS post, them FOX words would be of the fighting type...that is, me sending Mr. Charleston to kick your ass. However, I will consider the fact that you actually bought a George Bush "Action" doll, and not a blow up one, and still have it! My burning question is, what is the action? Does it have anything to do his right hand and are there warts involved?

I am looking forward to the photographs, both of the Jack-in-the-box...George Action...and Mr. C kicking your ass.

PENolan said...

What do you mean by B or C readers?

jadedj said...

Tricia---Hell if I know.