“A weak, spineless, tyrannical dictator,” the resident faculty’s note read. It was an obvious clue. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers:

On Monday, the Squirrel considered Hard Cases, Once And For All in Furthermore!, addisnana discussed Tone of Voice in Midday Matinee, we weighed the Republican strategy of Now or Never in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan probed Climate Change: Building Resilience in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, we began our series on Too Much Information with A Cloud of Numbers in Morning Feature, readers collaborated on Tuesday’s Tale: The Suburbityville Horror in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan reported on Funding Research in Alternative Fuels in Our Earth.

On Wednesday, we concluded our series on Too Much Information with The Veil of Cause in Morning Feature, addisnana asked Why This One Dog? in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan celebrated Saving Yellowdog Creek in Our Earth.

On Thursday, Winning Progressive shared President Obama Highlights Auto Industry Rescue in Morning Feature, the Squirrel saw Republicans Breaking the Overton Window in Furthermore!, triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee, we pondered The Marriage Arrangers in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan noted Social Class Tied to Lack of Ethics in Our Earth.

On Friday, Winning Progressive reminded us that President Obama, Not the GOP, Offers Solutions on Gas Prices in Morning Feature, the Squirrel enjoyed The Smell of Schadenfreude in Furthermore!, triciawyse shared Friedai Critters in Midday Matinee, and winterbanyan warned of a Startling Increase in Ocean Acidity in Our Earth.

On the weekend, we considered Young Voters Disillusioned? Not Exactly in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked about Proper Apologies? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, Winning Progressive shared Weekend Reading in Furthermore!, we pondered Silly Sunday: Springtime Buds in Evening Focus, and winterbanyan brought our weekly Eco News Roundup in Our Earth.

Note: Please share your stories of offline activism in Things We Did This Week.

Thus we return to the note reading “A weak, spineless, tyrannical dictator,” left by the resident faculty as they made their way from the wine cellar library where they spent the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”) to the hot tub faculty lounge for their weekly game where the underwear goes flying planning conference.

Their clue was an obvious reference to critics who claim that President Obama too spineless to confront foreign dictators – or too spineless to support them and thus enabled the ‘Islamist’ Arab Spring – yet is also a dictator intent on destroying America’s freedom. According to critics, the president is too stupid to speak or even tweet without a teleprompter, yet crafty enough to devise and carry off a devious plot to ban guns in his second term by not banning guns in his first term.

How can President Obama be both a socialist and a Wall Street stooge?

The resident faculty will explore that conundrum later this week.


Happy Monday!