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‘You Hear Me, Barack?’
PJMedia, by Michael Walsh

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Posted By:FlyRight, 9/15/2013 8:58:50 AM

My friend and colleague Steve Grammatico is out with his new book, “You Hear Me, Barack?” a collection of his mordant, satirical takes on President Obama and his extended family of zany, lovable characters, including the First Lady, the vice president and a host of other comic-opera Public Enemies currently adored by the collection of circus clowns known as the White House Press Corps. Please enjoy my introduction and the following excerpts and remember: this is no dream, this is really happening.When the late Andrew Breitbart asked me in the fall of 2009 to start a new website called Big

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 9/15/2013 9:07:18 AM     (No. 9521503)

FTA: Steve began his rise to punchlines and punditry in a typically 21st-century way, as the commenter “Sagman” on the influential lucianne.com website, where his sparkling insouciance quickly won him a loyal following.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/15/2013 9:12:18 AM     (No. 9521509)

Congratulations, Steve, on your delightful book getting even more attention. Those of us who know you are mighty proud!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/15/2013 9:17:14 AM     (No. 9521514)

I just checked Amazon ... Kindle edition is only $4.99. Downloading ...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: finally50, 9/15/2013 9:25:01 AM     (No. 9521525)

"water boredom" hehe, Michelle´s new initiative!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 9/15/2013 9:25:03 AM     (No. 9521526)

water boredom. nice one, Steve...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/15/2013 9:42:53 AM     (No. 9521546)

Congratulations on your book, Steve! I´m proud to say, "I knew you when!" ;)
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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/15/2013 9:50:01 AM     (No. 9521557)

#6, what are the odds that very many L-Dotters know how to pronounce your town?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/15/2013 10:18:43 AM     (No. 9521617)

Congratulations, Sir.

As they say around the stage...´break a leg´

Lord, please wrap your comfort around those who loved and were loved by the fallen men at Benghazi None of them will soon be forgotten.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: starboard, 9/15/2013 10:20:44 AM     (No. 9521626)

Whenever I start to feel I can´t take it anymore with the state of our country, I go to Kindle and read one of your vignettes. It does wonders for my outlook...satire at it´s best and antidote for the misery factor of the Obama administration. Has SNL made you any offers yet?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thelmalou, 9/15/2013 10:24:39 AM     (No. 9521639)

Satire on par with the inimitable Iowahawk. I would have read this book much faster, except I kept having to stop and laugh. Not just snicker-laughing...I mean, guffawing to the point of nearing an asthma episode. I wasn´t a pretty sight. Great book.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/15/2013 10:35:07 AM     (No. 9521658)

#7 I´d say they´d be pretty high. Seems like there are a lot of Texans on board.
I wanted to add to my first post. Thanks for the opening.
When reading the excerpts from Steve´s book, I almost fell off my stool! Others have hit on "water boredom." This is good stuff, folks. I´m buying the book.
BTW, my original home town is Lubbock, TX. born there, raised my children there, FINALLY got to leave there after 50 yrs.
Scott Pelley is from Lubbock. Went to the same High School my husband graduated from.
Anything I could add to that might be considered slander or something, so never mind
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mws50, 9/15/2013 10:40:47 AM     (No. 9521665)

In Houston we call that town BurKnee.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/15/2013 10:42:33 AM     (No. 9521668)

Last post on this thread for fear of "chatting". I have a friend from Wisconsin who drove down to the Hill Country for a seminar. She was stopped for speeding in Boerne. The cop asked where she was heading. She said "BurNET". When he corrected it to "BURnet", she knew she would be getting a ticket.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Susannah, 9/15/2013 10:42:52 AM     (No. 9521669)

Heartiest congrats, Steve!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/15/2013 10:55:14 AM     (No. 9521695)

last post for me, too. #12, please tell me you´re joking. "Boerne is a Journey" Town motto.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/15/2013 10:59:06 AM     (No. 9521703)

That should have been "Buh-rock"...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/15/2013 11:45:34 AM     (No. 9521762)

#15, I was close on your town name. Maybe because I live in Oregon. 95% of the Country can´t pronounce it correctly like the natives. ´Ory-gun´ is the correct way.

Love Steve´s stuff. Pleased as punch that he finally put his genius into book form. It´s about time.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: crankyyankee, 9/16/2013 7:03:06 AM     (No. 9522595)

Congratulations Sagman! I´ve been a fan since day one and have cut and pasted 60 or 70 of his pieces. When zer0 has me spinning I pull one up to reread and right myself. Thanks SAG!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/16/2013 7:40:53 AM     (No. 9522627)

Just downloaded it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/16/2013 9:05:54 AM     (No. 9522718)

Congratulation, Steve/Saggie!!
We always KNEW you were destined for the ´big time´.

Like others here, I have copied, bookmarked, cut and pasted a ton of your material over the years.
Sadly, the deeper we get into the mire, the more relevant it all is.
Thanks for the laughs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lana720, 9/16/2013 9:40:40 AM     (No. 9522786)

Well done, Steve. When gold stars are issued for providing sanity for the ship of state, you will be at the front of the line. In the meantime, thanks, many thanks and God bless us all.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Arby, 9/16/2013 10:03:12 AM     (No. 9522833)

A mainstay of Lucianne.com. Now we can enjoy at length. Thanks, Steve. And stay at it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Shells, 9/16/2013 10:13:25 AM     (No. 9522854)

I bought a copy! Luv ya, Sagman.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: snakeoil, 9/16/2013 10:49:43 AM     (No. 9522909)

Congratulations Sagman. Look forward to your posts. Will buy your book but prefer paper to computer screens. Didn´t know you were famous.

Dear Texans, the only town in your great state I have no plans of visiting is Tenaha

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2013/08/07/why-you-should-never-ever-drive-through-tenaha-texas/

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 9/16/2013 11:00:14 AM     (No. 9522931)

Take it to The Connection, #24, your link is off topic and an intrusion on a tribute to Steve Grammatico.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 9/16/2013 11:17:42 AM     (No. 9522961)

Steve began his rise to punchlines and punditry in a typically 21st-century way, as the commenter “Sagman” on the influential lucianne.com website...,

I knew Sagman´s writing was too good to be just the meanderings of an amateur. Good writing, Sagman!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: sagman, 9/16/2013 11:28:36 AM     (No. 9522980)

I´m privileged to be part of this community and grateful for your good wishes and support. Everything I´ve done (even during my time at the Big sites) has been inspired by you folks

I especially thank our hostess for the courtesies she’s extended to me over the years. All of us owe her big-time for creating and maintaining the best political forum on the internet.

I also want to acknowledge Michael Walsh, my colleague, friend, and former editor. You can´t begin to imagine how much this man knows. And I´ve never encountered a finer writer. He is Pavarotti with words.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 9/16/2013 11:50:21 AM     (No. 9523016)

Its always heartwarming when one of the "family" is succesful. Congrats, Sag! I know what my next Kindle download will be.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 9/16/2013 11:52:03 AM     (No. 9523021)

Er, on further thought....I hope this doesn´t mean us L.dotters will no longer be the recipiants of some "free samples" from time to time.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/16/2013 12:29:41 PM     (No. 9523060)

The cast of characters who gather from time to time here at Lucianne Goldberg’s liberating, invigorating, therapeutic website to post their various and sundry Replies/Comments about this and that, I being one of them, are more fortunate than mere words can say. I can attest that no one is living rent-free in my head. I would think that also applies to everyone else who frequents this site. Whatever the case may be, after giving more thought to it and upon further review, I zealously make one exception: Sagman, consider yourself more than welcome anytime! I’ll make room.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 9/16/2013 12:47:48 PM     (No. 9523079)

It would be most helpful to moving a published book along, for those who have read some of Steve´s stuff to review it on Amazon.
It might also be useful for said author to consider directing some such efforts toward political science professors via networking his contacts.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/16/2013 1:20:02 PM     (No. 9523124)

I am beyond thrilled for our Sagman, a true gentleman and a scholar. He is the Mort Saul of the Obamanation and I hope his work is studied by historians in the future as they try to unravel the cabal that attempted to rule the "fundamentally transformed" United States. May the public breakdown happen soon, and if it does it will be because of patriots like our Sagman.

Personal note: Sagman thanks Michael Walsh for support as a writer. I would like to thank Sagman for his support of my own writing efforts.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sagman, 9/16/2013 3:13:12 PM     (No. 9523255)

Funny you should mention that, #31. A book´s success is partly determined by the number of reviews it gets on Amazon, and it´s almost irrelevant whether they´re good or bad. People stop and look around a book page on Amazon when they see lots of people have reviewed the work.

Maher, Stewart, Colbert have hundreds, for obvious reasons. YHMB? Umm, I´m embarrassed to say.

On your other point: in fact, I´ve corresponded with a Shippensburg University political science professor (Alison Dagnes) who has written a scholarly work on the state of conservative political satire in America: A Conservative Walks Into a Bar. She freely admits leaning left, but she is no ideologue with an agenda.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ramona, 9/16/2013 7:00:25 PM     (No. 9523539)

I´m late to this thread but have had the benefit of getting to read all the cool posts above, along with Sagman´s responses. I add my congratulations and deep thanks for the too-many-to-count moments of much needed mirth that your delightful scenarios have provided. Don´t you ever stop writing - you hear me, Sagman?!
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 35 - Posted by: busterman, 9/16/2013 7:05:01 PM     (No. 9523542)

#7: I can. I live just south of "burn-ee" :-D

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Reply 36 - Posted by: olhokie64, 9/16/2013 8:08:58 PM     (No. 9523625)

I was very fortunate to get an advance copy and I am now going through it for the third time. I love it and all of you will. Just go to Amazon. It is worth way more than Sagman is charging.
Send a gift to a liberal and I guarantee it will drive them crazy. Although it might be over their heads. Highly recommended.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RTC60, 9/16/2013 9:46:57 PM     (No. 9523758)

Pres. Tidigitator--he kicks Iran in the nuts by putting a tariff on their pistachios.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Tianne, 9/16/2013 9:49:18 PM     (No. 9523767)

Almost all of the time, a good and long series of giggles can lift the spirits and calm the soul. “Carville named ‘Right Wing Threat Assessment Czar’” and “Joe Biden on 60 Interminable Minutes”, are but two therapeutic examples. The opening of the hypothetical conversation between Byron Pitts and Vice President Biden still has me giggling as I write this:

Byron Pitts: “Thanks for coming in, Mr. Vice President.”
Biden: “Glad to, Brad. How’re Angelina, the kids?”

Thank you, Mr. Steve ‘Sagman’ - thank you for all of the pointed, wicked joy that you provide.

Most sincere congratulations and, again, a most sincere and heartfelt, ‘thank you’!


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Reply 39 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 9/16/2013 11:12:33 PM     (No. 9523864)

Don´t worry about the criticism #24. Some people around here spend most of their time criticizing and lecturing other posters.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: pineledger, 9/16/2013 11:15:20 PM     (No. 9523870)

Three cheers for Sagman from a loyal fan!

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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