Seriously. I thought my lineage was complicated (right uncle-cousin?). But then came our POTUS with the MOSTUS, Barack Hassan OBowma. He steps off the plane in China and is hugging and bowing like an idiot to another half-brother, this one Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo (MOON).
Talk about a shack-living half-brother in every port! If I got this straight, Ndesandjo's mother, Ruth Nidesand, was Barack Obama Sr.'s third wife, thrice removed. Dreams of My Father, indeed! Doesn't sound like either mom or dad were getting much sleep in the day.
Obama then had Michelle strap on his helmet for his tour of the Great Wall of China.
Obama met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the Wall, and our Chattering Teeth reporter was there...
WEN: The Great Wall is a proud symbol of their heritage for the Chinese people.
OBAMA: Well I must admit that this wall thingy does work. I haven't spotted even ONE Mexican inside your borders since I've arrived. Oops, Hu asked me not to talk about Yuan, know what I'm sayin'?!
WEN: Errrr.... not really. Let me just say that China does not pursue a trade surplus, and my government wants to encourage a steady balancing of bilateral trade.
OBAMA: Speaking of "balancing", watch this! (Obama performs the Karate Kid swan stance on Wall's edge).
WEN: Mr. President, please come down from there!
OBAMA: It's OK Wen, I'm wearing a helmet. Don't get all wee wee'd up!.... Get it? wee wee'd up Wen? So is it true that you can see this sucker from space?
WEN: I do not know understand this question...?!
OBAMA: Cuz' according to NASA, you can see this sucker from outer space (smiles and points to Michelle's big 'ol butt) Know what I'm sayin'?
WEN: May we get back to business please?!
OBAMA: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for China and all of Asia, come here to this gate. Mr. Wen, open this gate. Mr. Wen, tear down this wall!
The official Xinhua news agency stated that Obama's words "forged a good starting point to further Chinese-U.S. ties."
Very Dali-esque, Creatures, Diamonds, Galaxies, and Only God Knows What - Inhabits this tiny 200 light year (1,160 trillion miles) pin prick of space. Click the pic to get to the APOD site, then click again to zoom in on fantasti...
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