The king of do absolutely nothing and receive all kinds of great things, did it again. I missed this story from the President’s Asian trip, but a friend gave me a heads up today. Apparently, when the President was in South Korea, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak handed him a dobok (Taekwon-do outfit) and presented him with a blackbelt. This is an honor that takes the average student at least a year and a half. It took me around two years for my first degree of blackbelt and ten years to achieve my current rank of fourth degree blackbelt.
The original Taekwon-do started by General Choi splintered into two main groups: the World Tae Kwon Do Federation(WTF) and the International Tawkwon-do Federation (ITF). I belong to the ITF, which is the traditional group and follows down from General Choi. It has a focus on the art of Taekwon-do. The WTF is the sports version of Tae Kwon Do and is the type you see when watching the Olympics. It follows after students that left General Choi. I do not think highly of it and as people can see from watching it in the Olympics, it really is a joke. Most of the time, WTF sparring is a couple of fighters bouncing around trying to get their one coveted point while ITF’s sparring is set up with a technician having the ability to score a variety of points and is meant to be beautiful, not to hurt anyone. Hurting people is for the street when we are attacked. My reason for explaining this difference is that Obama received his blakcbelt from the WTF, so it is not surprising to me. It makes sense too since the acronym is WTF – ha! I would love to hear what Chuck Norris has to say about this.
So yet again, the One, receives something for doing absolutely nothing. Today he accepts his unmerited Nobel Peace Prize. The reason we are not allowed to see his school records is that we might find out that he got into Harvard because of pulled strings. In both the Illinois State Senate and the federal Congress, Barack Obama voted present most of the time and never presented any memorable pieces of legislation. His biggest reward received with absolutely no merit, experience or the ability to do it well, is the Presidency of the United States. People are beginning to realize this as his approval number drops to 47%.