Commissar Obamanation

Maurice Prendergast says:

I would like to share this very ‘solemn summary’ of the modus operandi of a charlatan and the curiously common characteristics to those exhibited by Farry and his fellow travellers.
This reminds me of the sales pitch used to hypnotise the people into believing that a ratepayer funded stadium would deliver salvation to the all. There are some real parallels – Barack Obama and Malcolm Farry seem to sing from the same song sheet.

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Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:56:44 -0400

How’s this for apocalyptic literature. This was written by a pastor’s wife in biblical prose as a commentary of current events. It is brilliant.


And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land Called America, Having lost their morals, their initiative, and their Will to defend their liberties,
Chose as their Supreme Leader that Person known as “The One.”

Barack Obama Pied Piper (media) 1
He emerged from the vapours with a message that had no meaning;
But He Hypnotised the people telling them, “I am sent to save you.”
My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego,
And my Association with evil doers are of no consequence.
I shall save you with hope and Change.
Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the Land that he who preceded me
Is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all he has built must be destroyed.
And the people rejoiced, For even though they knew not what “The One” would do, he had promised that it was good; and they believed.
And “The One” said “We live in The greatest country in the world.
Help me change everything about it!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah! Change is good!”
Then He said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats.”
And the People said “Sock it to them!”
“And redistribute their wealth.”
And the people said, “Show us the money!”
And then he said, “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody..”

And Joe the plumber asked, “Are you kidding me?
You’re going to Steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??”
And “The One” Ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe’s personal
Records were hacked and publicised.
One lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist policy?”
And she was banished from the kingdom.

Barack Obama meets Joe The Plumber

Then a citizen asked, “With no foreign relations experience and having
Zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with Radical terrorists?”
And “The One” said, “Simple. I shall sit with them and talk with them and show them
How nice we really are; and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah!! We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons
Into free cars for the people!”

Then “The One” said “I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.”
And one, Lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.
“So “The One” Said, “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah! Show us the money!”
Then “The One” said, “I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!”
And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.
And He said. “I shall mandate employer-funded health care for every worker
And raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every Person unlimited healthcare
And medicine and transportation to the Clinics.”
(And no Muslim shall pay for their share of healthcare.)
And the people said, “Give me some of that!”
Then he said, “I shall penalise employers who ship jobs overseas.”
And the people said, “Where’s my rebate cheque?”

Barack Obama He has your wallet

Then “The One” said, “I shall bankrupt the coal industry and
Electricity rates will skyrocket!”
And the people said, “Coal is Dirty, coal is evil, no more coal!
But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.”
So “The One” said, Not to worry. If Your rebate isn’t enough to cover
your expenses, we shall bail you out.
Just sign up with the ACORN and your troubles are over!”
Then He said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted.
Let’s Grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches,
Free medical care, bilingual signs and guaranteed housing…”
And The people said, “Hallelujah!” and they made him king!

And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and Ever-higher taxes,
raised their prices and laid off workers. Others Simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto a rock dropped from a cliff.
The banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a Crawl.
And more of the people were without a means of support.

Then “The One” said, “I am the “the One”- The Messiah – and I’m here To save you!
We shall just print more money so everyone will have enough!”
But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. “Wait a Minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more…
And “The One” said, “Wait a minute. That is unfair!!”
And the world said, “Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced.
Lo, you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power.
Now you shall play by our rules!”

And the people cried out, “Alas, alas!! What have we done?”
But yea, verily, it was too late.
The people set upon The One and spat upon him and stoned him,
and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation was no more;
and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope.
And the Change “The One” had given them was as like unto a poison
that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.

And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish,
“Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!”
But it was too late, and their homeland was no more.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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9 responses to “Commissar Obamanation

  1. Ray McKendry

    So the truly educated people of Dunedin, the wise ones, can see through the silly promises of politicians who only want to manipulate us into spending money on worthless projects we cannot afford with our tax/rates money.

  2. Calvin Oaten

    The part most relevant to us here in Dunedin is the ‘camel dung’. Speaking of camel dung and ‘anointed ones’, has our wee fellow gone off to the wilderness to repent for forty days and forty nights? His cherry ‘messianic’ face is absent from city streets and publications. I wonder why? Taken the ‘shekels’ and run?

    • Calvin, the ad in the ODT didn’t work.

      What’s more, Farry disliked the graffiti.

      ODT 29.12.12 Hillside (scanned detail) 1This is the Key/Farry Drive of Shame
      Merry Xmas (AP)
      [ODT 29.12.12]

      Then, Otago Festival of the Arts (8-17 October) notoriety.

      [Post] 15.12.12 Perspective: stadium turmoil outweighs arts festival failure

      The festival catalogue noted he had some friends left (many of whom made money out of the stadium):
      Funders: Otago Community Trust, Dunedin City Council, Creative New Zealand
      Sponsors and Business Partners: (include) Forsyth Barr, Arrow International, Otago Daily Times, Farry.Co Law, Farry Group, Gallaway Cook Allan, Dunedin Casino, G S McLauchlan & Co, Scenic Hotels, Hawkins Construction, Nidd Realty Ltd, Naylor Love, Anderson Lloyd Lawyers…

      ODT 9.1.13

      In sum, these mental challenges can make a man head for the hills.
      Or in Eiontown helping with the John Key Convention Centre rort.

      • ### ODT Online Mon, 18 Mar 2013
        Alive with festivals but how is the big one?
        By Peter Entwisle – Art Beat
        We are alive with festivals. iD Fashion Week is strutting, the Dunedin Fringe Festival is frothing. In April the Heritage Festival will exult. There are more such things than there were a while ago, which is excellent, so it’s perturbing there are serious questions surrounding the Otago Festival of the Arts, one of the most significant.[…]The new chairman was Mr Malcolm Farry.[…]The festival seemed refreshed, perhaps more youthful and full of vigour. But all was not going well. On the 15th of December, the Otago Daily Times reported there was financial disarray.[…]In the blogosphere there has been sharp criticism of the board and its chairman on whose watch this debacle happened. They were too remote, too uninvolved.
        Read more


        ### ODT Online Mon, 18 Mar 2013
        New director, 2012 report ‘in due course’
        Planning and preparation for a successful Otago Festival of the Arts in 2014 are on track, according to festival board chairman Malcolm Farry. Responding to comments from Peter Entwisle in today’s Artbeat column, Mr Farry said the board had already had discussions with people in the city who had provided and promised support in various ways.

        ”The overwhelming response continues to be that the event is far too important to the city to lose.”

        He said the board had become intimately involved with the last festival once issues arose, far more than for normal governance roles. Board members, in their voluntary capacity, continued to be closely involved in work towards 2014.
        Read more

  3. Anonymous

    Interesting that. Regarding the post at, the office on Stuart Street has been sitting empty and unchanged for months – either the board is paying a central rental cost for nothing in return or the building owner is going without. Since a Farry is involved, I assume it’s other peoples’ money being spent and the owner is therefore happy.

  4. Peter

    I understand that Festival of Arts office in Upper Stuart St is owned by Clifford Skeggs. I doubt whether he would be ‘going without’. The building has been up for sale for a very long time. Overpriced?

  5. Anonymous

    Sigh… around and around they go, where our money stops, only they know. A bit of activity in the Festival of Arts office today. The lights were on but the ‘we’re not home’ sign was still up on the door. Lots of file boxes stacked against the window – but didn’t see any smoke or hear any shredding, although that might have been covered by the exterior building work going on next door.

  6. Hype O'Thermia

    DCC Road Safety, Savings Initiative Based On British Model (headline)

    “Traffic safety policy announces all potholes to become ‘inverted speed bumps’
    In light of the government’s uphill challenge to fix Britain’s heavily cratered roads, the Secretary of State for Transport has announced that potholes are not at all a reflection of the country’s decaying transport infrastructure, but in fact are ‘traffic calming measures.’
    The Minister responsible, Patrick McLoughlin, confirmed that the potholes will now remain intentionally unfilled and their new purpose as ‘inverted speed bumps’ (ISBs) will mean that ‘the more the roads degrade, the safer they will become’…..” continued,

    Should have seen it coming. We desperately need to save a dollar wherever we can and infrastructure is way down the list compared with shiny things. Plus our traffic managers are dead keen on ironically named traffic “calming” measures.

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