While last weeks debate clearly showed some fundamental differences in both Presidential candidates, perhaps this weeks dueling speeches make it even more crystal clear – Obama wasn’t presidential material in 2008, and he hasn’t improved in that regard in four years.
Watch this video and think to yourself, this is the President of the United States speaking…
Oh, the humanity! Who knew that having to watch Barney & Friends every hour on the hour with your child consisted of … gasp … torture?!
A new documentary alleges that detainees at Guantanamo Bay were “tortured” by being forced to listen to songs from Sesame Street for days on end.
The Al Jazeera film, “Songs of War,” features Christopher Cerf, who has worked as a composer on Sesame Street for more than four decades.
“My first reaction was this just can’t possibly be true,” the Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer told Al Jazeera.
“Of course, I didn’t really like the idea that I was helping break down prisoners, but it was much worse when I heard later that they were actually using the music in Guantanamo to actually do deep, long-term interrogations and obviously to inflict enough pain on prisoners so they would talk.”
In a report featuring the composer of the Sesame Street songs, one detainee actually says the following:
“The music was so loud,” says Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay and Bagram. “And it was probably some of the worst torture that they faced.”
I wonder if all those people detained in the past by Al-Qaeda would have preferred torture by Sesame Street, as opposed to having their head sawed off of their body.
If given the choice, I’m sure Nick Berg would have been okay with it.
Well, almost. He sings his own version called, I’m Elmo and I know It.
This one is for my wife… it is hilarious! Enjoy your weekend all, and be sure to check back in for the weekend poll…
Via the Huffington Post:
Every toddler’s biggest celebrity crush just came out with a new song. It’s “I’m Elmo and I Know It,” the very G-rated version of LMFAO’s hit, complete with a video featuring Big Bird and Snuffie, Dorothy (the fish) — and the First Lady.
Clearly, Elmo hopping on the bandwagon is good news for parents who would rather their children not be singing lyrics like “in a Speedo trying to tan my cheeks”. Elmo’s refrain: “Kids, look at these crayons.”