Monday, May 2, 2011

There's no "I" in team but there's a "u" in stupid.

And a "rant" in ignorant (uh oh) and a "me" in government.

Unless you were living in a cave with Osama bin Laden, you've no doubt heard of his demise.  Of course our president Obama deserves NO CREDIT for this because he's not George W. Bush.  I've seen several variations of "Obama's stealing all the credit" all morning but none so blatantly ignorant as the amount of times he said "I" in his address.  Such as:

He tried to count, but failed miserably.


Challenge accepted!

Being the righteously indignant rambunctious little thing that I am I condescendingly reminded people of the President's role as Commander-in-Chief of our military.  You know, that guy who appoints people and gives orders and expects the military to act on these orders with ideal success.  No he didn't pull the trigger but he told who to pull the trigger and when.  Without that this would have never happened and if it did it would have been a crime and a shitstorm of epic proportions.

Then it happened.  Somebody on Facebook with the middle name "TuckerMax" (seriously?) insisted I count how many times Obama said "I" in his speech.

Well, this is for the obviously intelligent individual who finds no irony in sandwiching "TuckerMax" between his first and last name:

I copied and pasted Obama's speech into Microsoft Word and this is what I discovered:

He said "I" a total of 10 times.

But I didn't stop there.

He said "we" a total of 40 times.
He said "our" a total of 47 times.
He said "us" a total of 7 times.

So in 1,387 words he referred to himself ten whole times and to the joint effort 94 times.

For fucks sake Obama:
 Do it for the (people who act like) children.


  1. It must be so annoying that as soon as a smart President turns up, you immediately end up surrounded by people complaining about weird stuff like the use if 'I'.

    But you squashed them most successfully I must say ;p