Barack Obama: More or Less Popular

9 Sep

The other day, I posted on Facebook. As a professional blogger, I kind of pride myself on my social networking skills, and I like to think that I understand people. I try to post about moments from my life that are meaningful and aesthetically pleasing (aka “avocado moments”), or jokes from which my FB friends can get a few LOLs.

I checked back a lil later, to see how people were “like”-ing what I had to say:

It was a pretty good post: 6 of my FBFs felt positive about my status update, and one was even inspired to share an “avocado moment” from his own life.

I decided to see what my friend\leader Barack Obama was up to:

Now, I know that some people are all mad at the Barack Obama for ruining the economy and selling our healthcare to the Russians, but I would say that my main complaint is that his posts are not usually funny\it sort of seems like he doesn’t really write them.

Apparently, though, Barack Obama is actually more popular than me.  On this not very good post, he got 492 “likes” and 524 comments. He actually has 13 million Facebook friends.

I am actually thinking about un-friending him. Is that rude\will I get arrested? I just feel like Cabdiqanna Hassan has a good point — Obama might be “perfect man,” but mostly he has been a total snooze of a president. When will he “make true the promisees” of his campaign?

Pretty sure Barack Obama said that he was going to  veto war, and use the Air Force to deliver independent literary journals, but instead he is just like, frowning at things and pointing. He said he would plant cigarette trees, and sponsor an alcoholic energy drink called Barack O-BOMB-A, but instead he just goes jogging. He promised that he had an iPhone, but it turns out that he is a dad.

Some questions to consider:

How important to you is it that your President is an active Facebooker?

Do you “like” jokes about Keeping Portland Weird, or do you actually strive to keep portland weird? (Alternative question for non-Portland residents: When do you plan to move to Portland?)

Are the Obamas actually Jewish?


6 Responses to “Barack Obama: More or Less Popular”

  1. Adam September 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    “\” ? I thought you worked with text all day long? the backward\slash is more than just awkward, it’s kind of sexual.


  2. deeduh September 10, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    the real problem is the typo in the second sentence, much like jeff’s senior project.

    • midgeblogs September 10, 2010 at 9:18 am #

      clearly no idea what yr talking about.

  3. Elliott September 20, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Re: Portland
    I just moved Away from Portland so that I could don the dubious identity of being From somewhere Weird and “cool.” Also to be a part of the mid/west-coast weirdness exchange program.

    Re: Obama
    I thought maybe Barack’s authentic web presence might be on myspace but alas, it was not funny or charming but instead had updates about “moving America forward” which was to be accomplished by door to door canvassing – a truly game changing, hope inducing, revolutionary act.

    So I did a little “hacking” and typed in URL in order to get at the dark (african) truth(iness) behind all those broken promises.
    Site included the phrases
    “Iraq will be well on the way to being a peaceful Christian country. Once Iraq has gone Christian, the Gospel of Jesus will spread throughout the Middle East.”
    “Christians are DONE sitting at the back of the bus.”
    But before you get into an internet flame war (I know y’all to good for that ne ways) be aware, he is likely merely “trolling.”

  4. mischa November 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Dear Midge,
    I found your blog through Filly. Now I can be obsessed with two people from Oregon. Thanks for all the laughs.

  5. Ayla Rose December 15, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    uh have i mentioned that i’m totally honored to be FB referenced in your blog?

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