Novelty Obama "Stress Head" toy: "Pin his ears back..."


I know this is supposed to be "funny", but with all the blatant hostility to the president, the death threats, the right wing extremist groups, I dunno. This just didn't tickle the ol' funny bone.

Putting the squeeze on President Obama, courtesy of The Weekly Standard:

"Crush those half-baked liberal ideas before they do any more damage."

Yeah, it's all Obama's fault. I guess they failed to read this.

"Pin his ears back..."

I wasn't a fan of harsh (as in violence-oriented)  humor when it came to BushCo, and I feel even more strongly about this, because of a genuine fear for Obama's life. This item reflects some of the anger we've been witnessing lately.

Yes, I realize this is silly stuff, but it hit a nerve. It's not so much the novelty toy that bothers me, it's some of the wording, as relatively mild as it is. Don't get me wrong, it's not a big deal, but I got that slightly queasy feeling when I read the ad.

Or maybe it's just my mood, which today can be described as "unsettled."


I can say this with certainty, though: A squishy piece of rubber is not worth $9.99 plus shipping.

H/t: Greg Sargent