Friday, February 18, 2011

Broken Away

Ahmadinejad, pumping up his supporters in uncertain times:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Barack Obama on Friday, saying the American president "doesn't even know how to spell his own name properly."

During a visit to Bushehr ahead of a scheduled rally in support of his regime, the Iranian leader said, "Obama wants to rule the world, but he can't even control his own emotions."

So once again, Ahmadinejad flips off the president who has been olive branching him since the election. Then it struck me: Obama is like Dave in Breaking Away:

Although he has no job and doesn't know what to do with his life, he is a champion bicycle racer. He idolizes the Italian cycling team so much he pretends to be Italian, much to the chagrin of his parents, especially his used car salesman father, Ray Stoller, who just doesn't understand his son....

...Dave's main immediate focus is that the Italian cycling team have announced that they will be in Indianapolis for an upcoming race, which he intends to enter to be able to race his idols. After an incident at the race, Dave, with a little help from his parents and unwittingly by actions of his friends, has to reexamine his life, what he really wants to get out of it and how best to start achieving it.

The "incident" at the race was the derision he got from the Italians, culminating in one of them jamming his spokes and making him crash. In the movie, Dave has an epiphany and no longer wants to be Italian.

Obama still wants to be the Euro-Sino-Muslim messiah no matter how many times they jam up his spokes. He needs to quit wearing berets and start respecting America's allies, because he's never going to be an Italian, or a Mullah, or a Chinese philosopher.