January 31, 2010

Weird: Obama Bowing Again
— Gabriel Malor

Weasel Zippers asks why the President would bow to the mayor of Tampa.

I'm wondering that myself:

Click for the full shot AP caught for posterity. I thought maybe he was reaching down to pick something up (while simultaneously shaking Mayor Iorio's hand, I guess). But the AP caption says he's bowing to her.

I guess I don't mind so much when he's bowing to an American. I'm not happy about it, but bowing to foreign heads of state pegs my OH HE DID NOT meter while this just rises to "what a buffoon"-levels of presidential misbehavior.

Overwrought, but hits the right notes.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 12:13 PM | Comments (425)
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1 Stoopid explains it

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 31, 2010 12:14 PM (d7Px0)

2 Did he think she was Japanese?  A Saudi princess?  The mind, she boggles at the stupid and inept.  (The look on her face is priceless.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:16 PM (UOM48)

3 At least this time it's to an American.

Posted by: George guy at January 31, 2010 12:16 PM (xMlot)

4 I really wonder about what kind mix of psychopathology operates in this guy -whatever it is he just can't seem to help himself

Thanks 52% bfor subjecting all of us to this buffoon.

Posted by: some wench at January 31, 2010 12:17 PM (uJBct)

5 The pilot's expression says it all. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:17 PM (UOM48)

6 She does have a foreign look; he was just making sure, and it gives him time to think up a good apology.

Posted by: NotW at January 31, 2010 12:17 PM (d7Px0)

7 We could be grateful he did not kiss her ring, or recite his "Apes" poem.

Posted by: Mad Mallamutto at January 31, 2010 12:17 PM (r0hEv)

8 [Seriously, NotW, knock it off with the OT bullshit posts. -GM]

Posted by: NotW at January 31, 2010 12:17 PM (d7Px0)

9 If it were Bill Clinton, she was well endowed and wearing a low-cut blouse, I'd understand it.   But none of those conditions seem to hold.

Posted by: RightWingProf at January 31, 2010 12:17 PM (UOcNk)

10 "What this? No no, it's just an optical illusion. These pants are defective. I'm going to take them back to the... pants.. shop."

Posted by: ReformedAndDangerous at January 31, 2010 12:18 PM (QtA9B)

11 Honestly, I don't think we can take three more years.

Posted by: RushBabe at January 31, 2010 12:18 PM (LKkE8)

12 Easy. The mayor lady is Asian (or at least looks / her last name sorta sounds that way) ergo, Obama, being a genius, know thats the proper way to greet any Asian is to bow. If you morons were edjumacated you'd know that too.

Posted by: Alx at January 31, 2010 12:19 PM (gw56S)

13 Is this guy turning into President Stepinfetchit?

Posted by: redriverted at January 31, 2010 12:19 PM (XUxgi)

14 Maybe the Bamster is confused about where he is.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 12:19 PM (zmiSr)

15 I can't think of any reason other than Obama assumes he should bow when meeting "oriental" people. It's a knee jerk, showing how his racial instincts trump all. Post-racial indeed!

Posted by: wooga at January 31, 2010 12:21 PM (MZ9rH)

16 What the hell?  I mean, what the helling hell?  And what's the proper response to that, "ummm thanks".

Posted by: alexthechick at January 31, 2010 12:21 PM (TtXKB)

17 Is this douchebag Japanese or something?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 31, 2010 12:22 PM (zgZzy)

18 Is it possible that he thinks that he is being "courtly" and demonstrating some type of "new-world" greeting?

That or he's just nuts.

Posted by: Cheri at January 31, 2010 12:22 PM (llSaz)

19 Florida is a swing state. And she's an ethnic lady.

Who knows WTF Obama is really thinking at any moment. The mental gymnastics that it requires to do this job when you're 1) getting bored, 2) not especially fond of your country, 3) sorta lazy and 4) not especially bright must be overwhelming. He's probably a bit crazy by now trying to keep all the rules and lies straight in his head. By 2012 he'll be 100% crazy and start appointing plates of waffles to government posts.

I attribute more malice to Obama than most, but I think he really doesn't know what's up with basic diplomatic shit. Before I thought he was bowing to other heads of state because he wanted to subtly demean the office...not anymore. How he got to be such a transnational Euro-minded milquetoast nerd and didn't learn about "the president doesn't bow to the Mayor of Tampa" stuff just blows me away.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at January 31, 2010 12:22 PM (YRjsF)

20 She's crushing his hand with her kung-fu grip.

Posted by: toby928 at January 31, 2010 12:23 PM (PD1tk)

21 By 2012 he'll be 100% crazy and start appointing plates of waffles to government posts.

Can he do that now?  I mean, it's not like it's going to make things *worse*.

Posted by: alexthechick at January 31, 2010 12:24 PM (TtXKB)

22 14 Easy. The mayor lady is Asian (or at least looks / her last name sorta sounds that way) ergo, Obama, being a genius, know thats the proper way to greet any Asian is to bow. If you morons were edjumacated you'd know that too.

Pam Iorio was born in Maine of all places, and she has Italian heritage.  I don't think that's it.  I really do think it's Obama's Indonesian heritage coming to the forefront with his ritualistic bowing.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 12:24 PM (Gk/wA)

23 Heh heh. What a dope. And she looks like she's reading his scalp to tell him his future.

Posted by: Shannon at January 31, 2010 12:24 PM (Cr2MW)

24 Unconscious racism. He noticed. Even. lol

Posted by: TomTom at January 31, 2010 12:24 PM (dQbr9)

25 Isn't that Florida Governor Charlie Crist on the right in the bigger photo? 

Posted by: Never Mind at January 31, 2010 12:25 PM (E6P6Z)

26 After 1 year of this guy.....I can't even imagine what it will be like after year 2, 3.......

Posted by: Cheri at January 31, 2010 12:25 PM (llSaz)

27 Pam Iorio is not "Oriental"!  She's ITALIAN.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Iorio

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 12:25 PM (Gk/wA)

28 You're all wrong.  He is used to the submissive posture whenever he is around women.  And Michelle.  He just doesn't have the leather collar and nipple clamps on right now.

Posted by: pep at January 31, 2010 12:25 PM (0K3p3)

29 I just think this guy is acting like someone who is NOT in charge.  He's just doing what he usually does when meeting with people with authority. 

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 12:26 PM (YX6i/)

30 Love your shoes; do you think they come in Michelle's size?

Posted by: barack hussein obama at January 31, 2010 12:27 PM (PD1tk)

31

Lyrics for "Take A Bow"

Corrupt
you corrupt
& bring corruption to all that you touch

Hold
you'll behold
and beholden for all that you've done

Spell
cast a spell
cast a spell on the country you run

And risk
you will risk
you will risk all their lives and their souls

And burn
you will burn
you will burn in hell
you burn in hell for your sins

Oh, our freedom's consuming itself
what we've become
is contrary to what we want

Take a bow

Death
you bring death
and destruction to all that you touch

Pay
you must pay
you must pay for your crimes against the

Hex
feed the hex
feed the hex on the country you love

And beg
you will beg
you will beg for their lives and their soul

And burn
you will burn
you will burn in hell
you burn in hell for your sins

 

 

Remarkably accurate.

Posted by: dudeinsantacruz at January 31, 2010 12:27 PM (3wYSZ)

32 What pisses me off is all my lib friends say I have to still respect Obama because he is my POTUS; and yet, every chance he gets, he disrespect the office.

Posted by: FreakyBoy at January 31, 2010 12:27 PM (Q41Zh)

33 It's retroactive spin-doctoring.  This way he makes it look like he wasn't being some kind of cringing clueless nincompoop when bowing to foreign royalty.  "See?  He just bows to people!  He's just a bowing kind of guy!" is what his loyal douchebags will post on blogs.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 12:28 PM (OW3Eh)

34 About friggin' time he shows an American some respect!


Posted by: bigpinkfluffybunny at January 31, 2010 12:28 PM (KWhJd)

35 I think he's narcoleptic.

Posted by: rori at January 31, 2010 12:29 PM (PgpTP)

36 I always ask libs, when they demand I "respect the POTUS" where the fuckity fuck they were the past eight years?  Crickets.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:29 PM (UOM48)

37 He just does it out of habit at this point.

Posted by: the peanut gallery at January 31, 2010 12:30 PM (mg/vv)

38 Pilot:  Three more years of ferrying this arrogant little prick.  Looks like I picked the wrong time to give up glue sniffing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:31 PM (UOM48)

39 "See?  He just bows to people!  He's just a bowing kind of guy!" is what his loyal douchebags will post on blogs.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 05:28 PM (OW3Eh)

Maybe, but it'll backfire even worse than the truth.  People will be like, "A Bower?  WTF?  That dude's gonna get us killed."

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 12:31 PM (YX6i/)

40 When he's not holding his nose imperiously to the sky, he's bowing to every Tom, Dick and Harry and he can find.

It's so weird.

Posted by: Kensington at January 31, 2010 12:31 PM (Cdz8I)

41 Hey look!  A quarter.

Posted by: barack hussein obama at January 31, 2010 12:31 PM (PD1tk)

42 At this point we should all just sit back Clayton Williams-style and enjoy the Obama Presidency. It's not going anywhere. We got 3 more years of this. Even if it gets "better" (ie he goes politically expedient instead of red diaper neutron bomb of fail) it won't get that much better. I've made peace with that and now I've got a new attitude.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at January 31, 2010 12:31 PM (YRjsF)

43 It's settled.  Obama has a foot fetish.

Posted by: Speller at January 31, 2010 12:32 PM (o0R2E)

44

She's Italian like Joy Behar.  Maybe he's just checking the creases in her skirt. 

 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 31, 2010 12:32 PM (DPM1U)

45 Maybe the man just likes to bow, ok? Leave him alone!

/moonbat

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 12:32 PM (gofDd)

46 Maybe Iorio loved out the American Dream and kicked Obama in the nuts?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 31, 2010 12:32 PM (zgZzy)

47

He's apologizing on behalf of America for the Japanese internment during WW2.

Posted by: FUBAR at January 31, 2010 12:33 PM (1fanL)

48 I think his eyes are closed.

Posted by: toby928 at January 31, 2010 12:33 PM (PD1tk)

49 Hey, nice patent leather pumps!!!

Posted by: Barry OH!! at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (KWhJd)

50 What pisses me off is all my lib friends say I have to still respect Obama because he is my POTUS; and yet, every chance he gets, he disrespect the office.

If they didn't have to respect Bush, I see no reason why I have to respect teh Dumb One.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (gofDd)

51 It's not a bow. His batteries just need recharging. Where is Reggie with his stash?

Posted by: Granny Jan at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (d6oxZ)

52 You can take the boy out of the madrassa....

Posted by: Old Malayasian Proverb at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (eDvXz)

53
It's retroactive spin-doctoring.  This way he makes it look like he wasn't being some kind of cringing clueless nincompoop when bowing to foreign royalty.

Yup.  That and he's not sure if Florida is one of the 57 states.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (JJXZV)

54 Or maybe he just saw a foreign face and skin tone, and bowed out of habit.

Posted by: FUBAR at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (1fanL)

55 At this point we should all just sit back Clayton Williams-style and enjoy the Obama Presidency. It's not going anywhere. We got 3 more years of this. Even if it gets "better" (ie he goes politically expedient instead of red diaper neutron bomb of fail) it won't get that much better. I've made peace with that and now I've got a new attitude.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at January 31, 2010 05:31 PM (YRjsF)

I so want to have that attitude.  I do.  The problem is, they've finally got all this power, and the right dude who's willing to really flush this place down the toilet, on purpose, so they're not going to let the opportunity go by without the ol' Harvard try.

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (YX6i/)

56 Some how she reminded him of Michelle, and he instictively bowed?

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (0aQsc)

57

PRESIDENT "SPORTIN' LIFE" DOES IT AGAIN!

Doesn't this weasel remind you of Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess?

Every itme I see his weasel face or hear his weasel voice I hear: "it ain't necessrrily so."

(Sura 2:29)

Posted by: 7HEAVENS at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (C8q6A)

58 Aren't we due for another pic of Barry checking out some underaged girl's ass? 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:34 PM (UOM48)

59 Except Muse is a VERY liberal band and those lyrics are most likely about BUSH

Posted by: bowhunter at January 31, 2010 12:35 PM (UmOcE)

60 this guy is pathological

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner Of Things at January 31, 2010 12:35 PM (erIg9)

61 #36-- That's what I was thinking, too. What an idiot.

Posted by: AngelEm at January 31, 2010 12:35 PM (brCzq)

62 How is the Left going to explain this? I bet Rahm is sticking knives in a table right now.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 12:36 PM (zmiSr)

63 She's checking out his bald spot.

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:36 PM (0aQsc)

64 This is why Obama is bowing to Mayor Iorio.  She's great friends with CAIR. 

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 12:36 PM (Vu6sl)

65 Maybe he is "Turning Japanese" ...I really think so oh

Posted by: Stu at January 31, 2010 12:37 PM (7ztp3)

66 Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
Lights are low, the curtains down
There's no one here
[There's no one here, there's no one in the crowd]

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 12:37 PM (OkT2m)

67 This is the first female he's bowed to. My guess is, she has a penis.

Posted by: mghorning at January 31, 2010 12:37 PM (1+Qhu)

68 She is not amused.

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:37 PM (0aQsc)

69 No one could have foreseen on that day that America would be led by a man of African descent...who cant stop bowing before Orientals.

Not even me....

Posted by: History at January 31, 2010 12:38 PM (eDvXz)

70 Maybe he's trying to act French and kiss the back of her hand with the bow, but eschewed the hand kissing part.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 12:38 PM (gofDd)

71

He's a bow-whore.

He gives them out for free.

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:39 PM (0aQsc)

72 This is why Obama is bowing to Mayor Iorio.  She's great friends with CAIR. 

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 05:36 PM (Vu6sl)

Yeah - that might just have a little something to do with it.

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 12:39 PM (YX6i/)

73 All ur stash are belong to us!

Posted by: Mayor Iorio at January 31, 2010 12:39 PM (JZa9d)

74 Does he have some kind of constant back pain? Or did M'chelle ma Belle kick him out of the bed again?

Posted by: vai2112 at January 31, 2010 12:39 PM (TcILN)

75 for the first time in my life i can say "what an idiot!!"

Posted by: "smoking joe" biden at January 31, 2010 12:39 PM (zDr90)

76 Hell, he didn't bow to the Queen (not that he was supposed to).  However, if he'd forgotten I would have (maybe) understood.  He did leave her with a cool ipod, though. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:40 PM (UOM48)

77 ?

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 31, 2010 12:40 PM (JnT9r)

78 Is there a video of this?  I'd like to see if he weebled several times like he did with the emperor, or whether it was just the one heel-click.

Posted by: crab people at January 31, 2010 12:40 PM (PD1tk)

79

An ipod with shite songs on it, Jane D'oh.

He's just a bow-whore.

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:41 PM (0aQsc)

80 So, Gabe, have you been to the Weed "Super Store" in Oakland?  Story in WSJ or NY Times can't remember.  Don't go to Oakland after dark, sort of like Port a Prince!

Posted by: Kemp at January 31, 2010 12:41 PM (2+9Yx)

81 Is he down there to "help" Crist?  Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:41 PM (UOM48)

82 33 Love your shoes; do you think they come in Michelle's size?

Posted by: barack hussein obama at January 31, 2010 05:27 PM (PD1tk)

No, but I have some water skis back at the house that might fit her...

Posted by: Mayor Iorio at January 31, 2010 12:42 PM (Vu6sl)

83 This guy isn't going to last a full term.


Posted by: Mord at January 31, 2010 12:42 PM (tTj19)

84 Oooh.  concious@69--interesting catch.


Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 12:43 PM (OkT2m)

85

She has a very erect back.

He looks like he is paying obesiance.

What is going on here?

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:43 PM (0aQsc)

86 Who's the bemused woman standing on the other side of the mayor?  She seems to be enjoying herself.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:43 PM (UOM48)

87

I think OBlah Blah has a alt lifestyle fetish. Lets his submissive side show sometimes. tee hee. That or Mayor Iorio's Sicilian heritage has O intimidated.lol

Posted by: sonnyspats at January 31, 2010 12:43 PM (68tQb)

88

Fubar -- "Italian" is a foreign face and skin tone???  Come to think of it, is there such a thing as a "foreign face and skin tone" here?

I think he's trying to show his man of the world, worldly, world wise creds here (he's so nuanced he bows...yeah, that's it).  Unless of course he dropped a penny right then.

God, what a schmuck -- oh well, we have him for another year; hopefully he'll be a lame duck here soon, and there is a lot of popcorn and beer held in reserve.

Posted by: unknown jane at January 31, 2010 12:44 PM (5/yRG)

89 Well, the Taliban are quaking in their boots.  Dammit, this guy is going to get a lot of people killed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:45 PM (UOM48)

90 Was this guy raised in one of those Skinner boxes?

Posted by: mama winger at January 31, 2010 12:45 PM (Ue9UN)

91 !

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 12:45 PM (Gk/wA)

92

She's not even looking at him. She's looking somewhere over his head.

 

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:46 PM (0aQsc)

93

Yous bettah bow to da lady eh?

Posted by: Zombie Traficante at January 31, 2010 12:46 PM (68tQb)

94 I for one welcome our new Chinese overlords. And I thank proto-Chairman Obama for being an exemplar of the transition to proper State-sanctioned cultural habits...

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2010 12:47 PM (V2pCF)

95 !!!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 12:47 PM (Gk/wA)

96 Air Force One must look like a complete wreck by now.  Is it ever on the ground long enough to get a good cleaning? 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:48 PM (UOM48)

97

Do we owe her something?

Why the bow?

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:48 PM (0aQsc)

98
Was this guy raised in one of those Skinner boxes?

Nope.  A madrassas in Jakarta.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 12:49 PM (JJXZV)

99 I so want to have that attitude.  I do.  The problem is, they've finally got all this power, and the right dude who's willing to really flush this place down the toilet, on purpose, so they're not going to let the opportunity go by without the ol' Harvard try.

I don't actually feel the way I said. I think the noncrazy have the advantage right now, and I'm more heartened then in a long time that things at least CAN improve. But when I think about all the momentum lost, the loss of confidence in America's institutions, the fool in the White House, the audacity of his coronation by our betters...yeesh, it just overwhelms.

We really actually literally got pantsed in 2008 by the spectre of international Communism. Those fuckin' Greek columns were the visual equal of L'Internationale. It was only a matter of time but dang, they really got it done this time.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at January 31, 2010 12:50 PM (YRjsF)

100 His aides told him they make cigars there, so maybe he thought he was somewhere in Cuba.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 31, 2010 12:50 PM (S1Ttj)

101 103, A Skinner box located in a Jakartan madrassa.

Posted by: unknown jane at January 31, 2010 12:50 PM (5/yRG)

102 I truly think he's on the edge of a complete breakdown.

Posted by: rino2con at January 31, 2010 12:50 PM (qLV03)

103

At least he didn't try to curtsey.

Posted by: Cicero at January 31, 2010 12:51 PM (SCFiZ)

104

At least he wasn't kneeling.

 

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 12:51 PM (0aQsc)

105

I quote Mark Levin:

 "Reagan-patriot and a statesman

 Obama-failure and a loser."

Posted by: chicocano at January 31, 2010 12:52 PM (2n5cq)

106 poop!

Posted by: sheik Yamani (john ryan) at January 31, 2010 12:52 PM (mhD2v)

107

PRESIDENT "SPORTIN' LIFE"

Every time I see his weasel face I hear: "It ain't necessrrily so" and see Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1959 production of Porgy and Bess.

PRESIDENT "SAMMY DAVIS AS SPORTIN' LIFE"

PRESIDENT "SPORTIN' LIFE IN PORGY AND BESS"

PRESIDENT "IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO"

PRESIDENT "SPORTIN' LIFE"

 Like the theme or is it too obscure for the information age?

 

 

 

Posted by: 7SOCKPUPPETS at January 31, 2010 12:52 PM (C8q6A)

108 104 -- Not yet they haven't, not yet.  We are still a long way away from living like Ukrainian peasants too -- so chin up.

Posted by: unknown jane at January 31, 2010 12:53 PM (5/yRG)

109

After the election of Obama and the ensuing socialist/Marxist drive to change our country into a liberal utopia , we are long past respecting the office of the President of the United States with Obama sitting in Ronald Reagans seat.  For now, it's all about disrespecting the communist Obama. 

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 12:53 PM (M5t+h)

110 Maybe he was just checking out the crease of his pants.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:54 PM (UOM48)

111 He thinks that if he keeps doing it, each bow will decrease in........

no, none of this makes any sense.  WTF is going in in this clown's head?

What is he trying to say?  Indicate?  Imply?  Accomplish?

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at January 31, 2010 12:54 PM (JrRME)

112 Someone should have told Obozo that Florida has been part of the U.S. for some time now.

Posted by: Cicero at January 31, 2010 12:55 PM (SCFiZ)

113

maybe he was having a moment of prayer ?

maybe he fell asleep standing up ?

Did America think it was voting for the most ignorant fool in Nov '08 ? just asking ..  because he would win that election today.

Maybe he thinks Tampa is not part of the US ?

 

 

Posted by: Jeff at January 31, 2010 12:55 PM (gvwSW)

114 Oh Come on People!. He is clearly checking to see if his fly is zipped!

Posted by: Birkenstock Cowboy at January 31, 2010 12:55 PM (PmRjt)

115 The world is watching this clown. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 12:55 PM (UOM48)

116 For someone so keen to be leader dictator of the world, he sure does like showing his subservient side.



Posted by: tdpwells at January 31, 2010 12:56 PM (Ei3oZ)

117 OT but I heard on local talk radio on the way home Friday evening that Ohio Obama voters were polled regarding if they would vote for him again if the election were held that day, and nearly half said no.  Heh.

Posted by: tdpwells at January 31, 2010 12:57 PM (Ei3oZ)

118
The world is watching this clown

Yes, and coming to the same conclusion.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 12:58 PM (JJXZV)

119
The world is watching this clown. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 05:55 PM (UOM4

Even the clowns in jerkwater countries like Yemen, Iran and Pennsylvania are laughing at this imbecile.

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 01:00 PM (M5t+h)

120 Ok, this is getting out of hand.

Posted by: Mindy at January 31, 2010 01:01 PM (UnVsw)

121 124 --half would vote for him again? --this country is messed up.

Posted by: paleRider at January 31, 2010 01:02 PM (9i141)

122 Maybe he's bowing because she looks kinda Asian and the man couldn't help himself. Stereotypes are brutal things, and, well, rumor has it asians dig bowing. It's an absurd, unfair stereotype but it exists. Similar to those stereotyping idiots who assumed the President would be a big basketball fan because he's African-American. Very unfounded. Very unfair.

Posted by: JDW at January 31, 2010 01:02 PM (L+u9U)

123

He's PMS'ing.

Cut him some slack.

Posted by: Who Knows at January 31, 2010 01:03 PM (0aQsc)

124 Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:32 PM (gofDd)

So we got a Bent Over President?

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 01:03 PM (8NGHm)

125 On the upside, we haven't been "treated" to any pics of "date night" in a while.  So there's that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 01:03 PM (UOM48)

126 It's a defensive posture. He's learned from Worf to expect the crotch kick after the hand-grab-and-pull.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 31, 2010 01:05 PM (S1Ttj)

127 "Mayor, look closer, I'm certain theres a brain in there. The New York Times tells me how smart I am, look again...Do you see anything?"

Posted by: R. Aurum Tar at January 31, 2010 01:06 PM (nvAgx)

128

Oh this one's easy--he's been playing even more golf lately and his back is out of alignment.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 31, 2010 01:08 PM (68nxk)

129 "Ohh a quarter!" while the woman's thinking in her head "Whoa I must be royalty!"

Posted by: Kaitian at January 31, 2010 01:10 PM (V/FwY)

130
There is something seriously wrong with Obama, and only a psychiatrist is able to get to the bottom of his psychosis.

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 01:10 PM (M5t+h)

131 She doesn't look Italian.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:11 PM (p302b)

132 If he wants to look all humble and shzt, he should walk like the Dali Lama.

But this self-invented form of "bowshake" just looks bizarre. Besides, this being a nation of individualists, the whole heirarchy of who-bows-to-who bullshzt just doesn't sell.

If someone wants me to bow, they have to provide a stage and an audience, and meet my price.  That's our culture, and as Mothra Stewrat says, "that's a good thing."

Posted by: K~Bob at January 31, 2010 01:11 PM (9b6FB)

133
Have you ever watching a public event and been embarrassed for the person who made an ass of himself?  Obama is a perpetual embarrassment for America. 

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 01:12 PM (M5t+h)

134 Will there be a Pro Bowl thread?  We can use it as an open thread, and to complain about all the great players that we won't get to see in the Superbowl.

Kind of a gimme blog filler I'd think.

Posted by: toby928 at January 31, 2010 01:12 PM (PD1tk)

135 Does he think she's an archbishop?

Posted by: VKI at January 31, 2010 01:12 PM (LZK9H)

136 128 124 --half would vote for him again? --this country is messed up.

Posted by: paleRider at January 31, 2010 06:02 PM (9i141)

I'm assuming that's the hardcore Dem base.  We're a swing state to be sure, but the Dems outside of Franklin and Cuyahoga counties (Columbus and Cleveland) are fairly moderate.  Stupid, but moderate.  And Hillary won Ohio, so I'm sure a lot of them were wishing she were in the WH instead of him.

Posted by: tdpwells at January 31, 2010 01:13 PM (Ei3oZ)

137 This guy has got the biggest inferiority complex I've ever heard of.

Posted by: mare at January 31, 2010 01:15 PM (X1fsj)

138 I think it is carefully calculated.  Maybe he realizes that the "bowing bit" to foreign heads of state wore thin with Americans so now, in order to show that this is not just reserved for them, he's going to have to bow to everyone.  Which is sort of what we said right here at the time of the original "bowing bit frenzy".   The fact that state run media called it bowing shows that it is calculated, not that they are somehow thinking maybe they should try and be journalists.  I don't know much about other faiths.  But the guy did study, when he was young, at a secular school.  Maybe she is of a faith of that school and he feels he had to give her the bow?  Or maybe it was so ingrained in him as a kid, he doesn't know he is doing it and can't change?

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:15 PM (p302b)

139 #24- Hahahahaha, she's Italian? Hahahahaa, that's just what her mom told the schmuck what she was married to. Who you gonna believe? Me or your own lying eyes. Hahahaha, Italian doesn't mean what her father thinks it means.

Posted by: Sylvio Berlusconi at January 31, 2010 01:16 PM (qO6T2)

140 After the SOTU, when this clown was shaking hands with San Fran Nan, it looked like he tired bowing to her too. It wasn't too low because he would likely have cracked his head on the wood rail as he reached up to her level, but he definitely dipped his head to her.

Posted by: little evil at January 31, 2010 01:16 PM (tOYCw)

141 140
Have you ever watching a public event and been embarrassed for the person who made an ass of himself?  Obama is a perpetual embarrassment for America. 

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 06:12 PM (M5t+h)

Nah, the crowd loves a good ass-spectacle.  Streakers, pranksters, and weirdos of all stripes know that the rubes eat that shzt up.  You mean just a good, old-fashioned fzck-up, like Graham just did to his constituents in SC.  Or Bush used to do at the podium, or like Obama's "I am not an ideologue" moment.

Posted by: K~Bob at January 31, 2010 01:16 PM (9b6FB)

142 Oh you stinkin' wingnuts are too much!  Obviously, our young Precedent is getting ready to square dance with the mayor.  "Honor your Partner!  Honor your Corner!  Allemande left...."

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 01:18 PM (CfmlF)

143 Rahm just slackened up on his puppet's strings, that's all.

Posted by: Speller at January 31, 2010 01:18 PM (o0R2E)

144 "She looks more Greek than Italian." Father quickly excuses himself and fetches Lupara.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 31, 2010 01:20 PM (S1Ttj)

145 27 Isn't that Florida Governor Charlie Crist on the right in the bigger photo? 

It looks like someone is going to choke him but then unfortunately thought better of it.

Posted by: Floridian at January 31, 2010 01:21 PM (CKW49)

146

Easy. The mayor lady is Asian (or at least looks / her last name sorta sounds that way) ergo, Obama, being a genius, know thats the proper way to greet any Asian is to bow. If you morons were edjumacated you'd know that too.

Bingo.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2010 01:24 PM (P33XN)

147 Thinking to himself: "Did I just cream my jeans again?"

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 31, 2010 01:24 PM (S1Ttj)

148 Had a sober experience this weekend.  Had the oportunity to speak to more people from across the country than usual.  Most Americans are very forgiving.  A lot of people say "well he must have a reason for doing what he is doing, we just have to trust him".  The hardcore dems/libs identify themselves by saying stuff like "the republicans are the cause of all this, he is doing his best and they are trying to ruin his presidency".   Only a few people confessed that they were deeply concerned about "the course we are on and whether or not it is sustainable".   A couple of people said "wonder if he is spending so much money cause he doesn't plan to have to pay it back."   Very interesting people, who, for the most part seemed informed, aware, and concerned.  The ones from areas of the country that have been hard hit were way way more willing to show their bitterness and anger and to suspect that "he is up to something that might not be in our best interests".

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:24 PM (p302b)

149 Maybe meeting dignitaries triggers Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and the bending over gesture is nothing more than him farting.  Sounds plausible.  Even the real Jesus had to fart once in a while.

Posted by: joejm65 at January 31, 2010 01:25 PM (O3dMD)

150

President Dude is obviuosly, "breaking wind", or as the elites might say, "passing gas".

Bending at the waist increases velocity; as all morons know.

Do I get extra blog points for using a semi-colon.

Colon, I just made a funny; if your elite and smart.

Posted by: solitary knight at January 31, 2010 01:25 PM (SwR4d)

151
In the meantime he President Clusterfuck tells America to kiss my ass.

Posted by: YIKES! at January 31, 2010 01:25 PM (jrlj0)

152 He could be starting a new dance sensation.  The Obama Bowshake.

Posted by: K~Bob at January 31, 2010 01:25 PM (9b6FB)

153

Oh for crying out loud.  Unsurprising, but don't these douche bags have better things to do?  From the LA Times:

Reporting from Washington - President Obama's campaign to overhaul the nation's healthcare system is officially on the back burner as Democrats turn to the task of stimulating job growth, but behind the scenes party leaders have nearly settled on a strategy to salvage the massive legislation.

They are meeting almost daily to plot legislative moves while gently persuading skittish rank-and-file lawmakers to back a sweeping bill.

This effort is deliberately being undertaken quietly as Democrats work to focus attention on more-popular initiatives to bring down unemployment, which the president said was a priority in his State of the Union address on Wednesday.

Many have concluded that the only hope for resuscitating the healthcare legislation is to push the issue off the front page and give lawmakers time to work out a new compromise and shift public perception of the bill.

"A little bit of time and quiet could help," said Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, a conservative Democrat who was among a group of centrist Democrats from the House and Senate who met last week to discuss a way forward on healthcare.

"Human nature being what it is, it's always easier to be against something than to be for it. And if you create any uncertainty with change, opponents can jump on that and just try to scare people. . . . That has been hard to overcome politically," Pryor said. "Maybe over time, people will have a chance to understand what is in the legislation."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) particularly want to give members time to recover from the shock of Republican Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts Senate race two weeks ago. The election cost Democrats their filibuster-proof Senate majority.

But in the coming weeks, Pelosi and Reid hope to rally House Democrats behind the healthcare bill passed by the Senate while simultaneously trying persuade Senate Democrats to approve a series of changes to the legislation using budget procedures that bar filibusters.

At the same time, leading consumer groups, doctors and labor unions that have backed the healthcare legislative effort for more than a year are stepping up attempts to stiffen lawmakers' resolve.

Almost all of the proponents of a healthcare overhaul are desperate to avoid a repeat of the contentious public debate and deal-making that consumed Capitol Hill last year.

"In a 24-hour news cycle, with the Internet and bloggers and cable news, sometimes a lot more can be accomplished, especially with healthcare, when it happens behind closed doors," said Drew Altman, a healthcare policy expert who heads the nonprofit Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Democrats, who would almost certainly get no Republican votes for their bill, still must overcome substantial obstacles.

Many rank-and-file Democrats remain rattled by Brown's winning campaign in Massachusetts, which in part targeted the healthcare bill in Washington. Recent national polls indicate that fewer than 40% of Americans like the healthcare legislation being pushed by Obama and his congressional allies.

Some Democrats would prefer to vote on a series of more limited bills targeting pieces of the healthcare system, an approach that House leaders are exploring. A group of liberal House lawmakers are pushing for inclusion of a new government insurance plan, or public option, in the final bill.

Tensions also remain high between Democrats in the House and Senate. Many House lawmakers blame the Senate bill for fueling public opposition with provisions such as a new tax on high-end "Cadillac" health plans and special aid for Nebraska that was added at the 11th hour to satisfy the state's Democratic senator.

At a closed-door caucus meeting last week, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) won applause from his colleagues when he told a story about being confronted recently by an angry voter in his district who said he didn't want his health benefits taxed to pay off Nebraska.

Democrats hope to use a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows budget-related legislation to be passed with a simple majority in the Senate rather than the 60-vote majority that has become necessary given the threat of Republican filibuster.

But many House Democrats do not want to vote on the Senate bill until the Senate passes the fixes they want.

And it is unclear whether the Senate could approve a package of changes to its bill before the House approves the underlying legislation, according to senior Democratic aides. Democratic leaders hope to agree on a procedural path forward by the end of this week.

Despite the hurdles, there is a growing consensus that a modified Senate bill may offer the best hope for enacting a healthcare overhaul.

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 01:26 PM (CfmlF)

154 She might be a wise Latina...and that certainly deserves a bow, right?

Posted by: PJ at January 31, 2010 01:26 PM (pizFh)

155

rumor has it asians dig bowing. It's an absurd, unfair stereotype but it exists.

Is that what it is? Damn. I've been kicking Asians in the crotch for years. Saw it in a kung fu movie and just thought that's what you were supposed to do.

Sorry about that.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2010 01:26 PM (P33XN)

156

Isn't that Florida Governor Charlie Crist on the right in the bigger photo? 

Yes, and his personal lesbian bodyguard, Consuella Nunez is to Crists' left holding a 9-mm in her right hand pointed at the man seeking to crab Crist by the neck for lying about cock sucking and his liberalism.

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 01:27 PM (M5t+h)

157 He was bowing because she is asian, and they all look like emperors to him.

Posted by: Thea at January 31, 2010 01:27 PM (/3dGX)

158

President Dude is obviuosly, "breaking wind", or as the elites might say, "passing gas".

Bending at the waist increases velocity; as all morons know.

Do I get extra blog points for using a semi-colon.

Colon, I just made a funny; if your elite and smart.

 

So are you a smart feller or a fart smeller?

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 01:28 PM (CfmlF)

159 When Dick Cheney bows to you, run. You're about to be killed for your shoes.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at January 31, 2010 01:28 PM (muUqs)

160 Looks like he is an android and someone just hit the off switch. The Naval Officer looks like he's thinking, If I turn me head a little more to the right I won't see this crap.

Posted by: sig at January 31, 2010 01:28 PM (2i+Vz)

161 I think Barry is reacting to her telling him that his fly is open.

You know how those BLACK guys like to flaunt it.  Just ask Chris Matthews.

Posted by: GarandFan at January 31, 2010 01:30 PM (ZQBnQ)

162 Funny all the stations say "it is on the back burner" and then they make sure to let you know in the next sentence that Reid and Pelosi and their "crew" are busy working on it behind closed doors so they can get it passed no matter what.  Then they all said that same stuff "they want it off the back burner so people will forget about it and then they can reintroduce it in a more palatable way and they are sure people will get behind it".  Didn't know what to make of this, sort of like a double edged message.   But, like some of us said, they aren't giving it up, nor cap and tax, nor any of it.  Instead they are busy, behind the scenes strong arming republicans and democrats and trying to convince them that it is time for a new career anyway.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:30 PM (p302b)

163 What a relief.  He's not an anti-American pussy.  Just a normal pussy.

Posted by: Truman North at January 31, 2010 01:31 PM (FjC5u)

164 Yeah, but look at the creases in his pants. Still razor sharp!

Posted by: David Brooks at January 31, 2010 01:31 PM (P33XN)

165 Commenter on WZ noted she's endorsed some sort of CAIR honor day the past few years. Hmmm....

Posted by: ProudinNC at January 31, 2010 01:32 PM (Edv29)

166

#155 Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 06:24 PM (p302b)

Interesting. Care to give more details? Where were you and what was going on?

Posted by: HH at January 31, 2010 01:33 PM (GkYyh)

167 When Dick Cheney bows to you, run. You're about to be killed for your shoes.

Full of win.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at January 31, 2010 01:33 PM (554T5)

168 Obowma Stikes Again!

Posted by: Opus #6 at January 31, 2010 01:34 PM (wjcaW)

169 Obowma Strikes Again! (spelling corrected)

Posted by: Opus #6 at January 31, 2010 01:35 PM (wjcaW)

170
Barry Soetero in:

Brokeback Precident

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 01:35 PM (UOM48)

171

Ok, my second take on this:  Why would the AP go to the trouble of reporting to everyone who would listen that he IS bowing this time?  Think of all the trouble that the White House and their complicit journalist friends have gone to over the last year to NOT report that he is bowing?

I'm thinking this might be a false flag bow.  So people who support him can say, "See?  He bows whenever he shakes hands!  Here he is, bowing to a lowly MAYOR!"

Yeah, I went there.  A black ops bowing conspiracy. 

Posted by: Truman North at January 31, 2010 01:36 PM (FjC5u)

172
The ones from areas of the country that have been hard hit were way way more willing to show their bitterness and anger and to suspect that "he is up to something that might not be in our best interests".

Probably some of those terrorist veterans from flyover country.  Turn them in to Bruno Napalitano and they'll eat you last.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 01:36 PM (JJXZV)

173 Posted by: HH at January 31, 2010 06:33 PM (GkYyh)

Attended a very very large conference for business.  In social settings you can make sure you look good and then you get away with asking some very pointy questions in a round about way.  Ultimately people don't realize that they are talking about politics if you frame things in just the right way.  It was eye opening though.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:36 PM (p302b)

174 The incredible melting president. It's going to be a weekly.

Posted by: bill-tb at January 31, 2010 01:37 PM (y+QfZ)

175

Hmmmm.....

Is it possible that Obama caught his reflection in his highly shined shoes, and was momentarily captivated.

Runningrn, I bow to your superior blog fu skills and going forward I will neither fart nor smell.

Posted by: solitary knight at January 31, 2010 01:38 PM (SwR4d)

176 He is just smelling his own fart.

Posted by: Clovis27 at January 31, 2010 01:40 PM (h43q2)

177 and his personal lesbian bodyguard, Consuella Nunez is to Crists' left holding a 9-mm in her right hand

Whoa, that does look like an automatic in her hand.  Weird.

Posted by: toby928 at January 31, 2010 01:40 PM (PD1tk)

178 76 - Bow Whore winner, winner , I am so tatally beating that to death. Bwwaaahhh.

Posted by: dr kill at January 31, 2010 01:41 PM (qO6T2)

179

Heh!  Here's something that's pretty funny (and bow-worthy) SNL's skit about the effects of Scott Brown (played by Jon Hamm):

http://tinyurl.com/yhcsa58

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 01:41 PM (CfmlF)

180 So...he's bowing to the mayor because she's Asian?  That's not very post racial of him.

Posted by: DngrMse at January 31, 2010 01:41 PM (KG/xW)

181 So this is the smartest man in America?

Fuck......

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at January 31, 2010 01:42 PM (7dyau)

182 Mayor Iorio was heard saying "Does anyone smell arugula?".

Posted by: Dr. Spank at January 31, 2010 01:42 PM (muUqs)

183 One of the things that was heartening was to learn that it appears a lot of people who maybe weren't paying any attention before, are paying attention now.   Even if they have never seen fox news or read a conservative blog and only get their news from ABC and huff poo poo, they saw the SOTU speech and a lot of folks thought it was "a bit disjointed and all over the lot".   It also seems, depending upon what you are dealing with in your home city/state you are watching Washington's reaction.   Even the libs/dems which are easily identifiable cause when they perceive that someone might be even a little critical of their president and this administration are watching and after a couple of drinks will admit that they "hope they didn't make a mistake with their vote."

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:42 PM (p302b)

184

Posted by: solitary knight at January 31, 2010 06:38 PM (SwR4d)

 

Heh!  That is always a possibility.  Was she wearing patent leather?

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 01:43 PM (CfmlF)

185 Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 06:43 PM (CfmlF)

This is what the nuns always say "ladies do not wear patent leather shoes cause the guys can see your undies".  To this my friend said "well then wear a loud pair of boxer shorts and if they comment you can yell at them".   she had detention for a week.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:45 PM (p302b)

186 So the mayor's Italian?  Maybe that's how he greeted the Don's in Chi-town.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 01:46 PM (UOM48)

187 I agree with curious at #145.  I suspect Obama is trying to prove that he bows to anyone and everyone whenever the whim strikes him.

Posted by: Josephine at January 31, 2010 01:46 PM (HtKw+)

188 Cicero 108, "At least he didn't try to curtsey."

My initial thought too. And that is why I use the "find" option in the browser.

Posted by: Zimriel at January 31, 2010 01:47 PM (sVzRC)

189 Hey curious, mind if I ask what sort of business you are in? Because if it was some national convention that you were just at, it would seem pretty interesting on how the Prez in effecting what you do.

Posted by: HH at January 31, 2010 01:48 PM (GkYyh)

190 If GWB had the nation watching him like a hawk like this I'm thinking he would have somehow capitalized on that period in time to really pull off something great.  It seems wasted on this administration, they won't see the positive, only the negative.

Did you see that he apparently called out Frank Luntz at the little republican retreat, saw it this morning on the news.  so now, thanks to BO, "Frank's a made man" lol

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:50 PM (p302b)

191 Well, it appears to be a mayor of color.  Perhaps that is why.

Posted by: Federale at January 31, 2010 01:51 PM (F2BPM)

192 Yeah, Curious, I saw that as well.  Luntz was respectful toward him, and said Barry has a copy of his book, so Frank's looking at sales going up.  Still, I wouldn't want to be singled out by the petulant priss.  Helloooo IRS........

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 01:52 PM (UOM48)

193 Posted by: HH at January 31, 2010 06:48 PM (GkYyh)

I have my fingers in a lot of different places.  But yes, I have been going to this conference for a long time.  Last year you might have thought you would have seen a difference but you didn't.  This year, I'm noticing that people are thinking out their every move in the context of the economy and the political climate.  Now, maybe some were even doing that last year or some have always done it but this year people were actually saying "well, i'm not sure how the economy is going to be and the direction we are taking from DC so I'm not going to do this or I am going to do this.   People are subtly cutting back.  Some people did not come to the conference who have been coming for years.

Sometimes I think the fox news watchers and the people who read conservative blogs are the only ones out there reacting.  After this weekend I realized that he did himself a huge disservice with his SOTU speech and people were particularly upset about the way he called out the supreme court.  Now, this was a professional conference so there were no "union members" there.  The only union members were the ones you were required to hire if you were giving a presentation and needed something built or set up.  But, since I can talk to a wall, I talked to them too and they aren't so pleased either.  They are particularly angry with the fact that so much money is taken out of their checks for "union dues" and, for the most part, they have nothing to say about where that "union dues" money goes.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 01:57 PM (p302b)

194

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 06:45 PM (p302b)

 

Sigh!  I heart patent leather!  Some of my favorite shoes are patent leather.

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 01:58 PM (CfmlF)

195 Any extant photos of this douche bowing while Senator?
Or even before then?
I suspect he's degrading the Presidency willfully.

Posted by: gack at January 31, 2010 01:58 PM (yy+Js)

196 Spineless?

Posted by: Michael at January 31, 2010 01:59 PM (brQHe)

197

Bow?

Wow!

Sham!

Wow!

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 01:59 PM (CfmlF)

198 203 Spineless?     That would explain his inability to keep his head above his chest.

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 02:00 PM (CfmlF)

199

Reggie, wind him up again. He's stuck in that odd position again.

I couldn't find the video. Usually the AP is there, but not this time?

Posted by: Granny Jan at January 31, 2010 02:00 PM (d6oxZ)

200 Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 06:58 PM (CfmlF)

I love patent leather too.  I inherited a pair of real patent leather pumps with a 3 inch  from my mom and I take such good care of them.  A quick wipe and those things always are appropriate and look new still.

I saw a lot of patent leather boots this weekend and realize I want a pair but I gave the money I saved for boots to Scott Brown so I started saving again lol

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:01 PM (p302b)

201 Oh, and because I haven't expressed my appreciation in quite a while, thanks a lot, again 52%ers!  You all suck!

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 02:01 PM (CfmlF)

202

Frank Luntz.

The guy wears a toupee so hideous I'm surprised it doesn't have a chin strap.

Posted by: David Brooks at January 31, 2010 02:02 PM (P33XN)

203 Posted by: gack at January 31, 2010 06:58 PM (yy+Js)

It is fascinating how the internet can be "wiped clean" of things people don't want around.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:02 PM (p302b)

204 Maybe Barry is narcoleptic and he fell asleep in the middle of the hand shake.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2010 02:02 PM (7MqJ8)

205

I saw a lot of patent leather boots this weekend and realize I want a pair but I gave the money I saved for boots to Scott Brown so I started saving again lol

 

Wow curious!  Thank you for paying such a big sacrifice.  Hopefully, it will be worth it all and Brown will be able to stomp all over Democrat spending.  Then you will have your virtual stompy boots!


Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 02:04 PM (CfmlF)

206 The mayor is very tall.  Wonder if she is the same height as he is, cause he is tall.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:04 PM (p302b)

207 Maybe he's checking out her rack?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 02:04 PM (2qU2d)

208

Or maybe he just said, "What hump?" to her?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 02:05 PM (2qU2d)

209

52.  and as I always like to remind those "conservatives" who didn't vote because of their principles. Thanks again.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 02:05 PM (726kZ)

210 Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 07:04 PM (CfmlF)

aw, thanks.  Well I trust you guys and the MA posters were really energized and I felt that was the least I could do since they were working their butts off and all I had to do was contribute.  So, yeah, you guys put out the call and I donated the first hundred and then someone said "you guys have to donate again" so out went the second hundred.  But I really didn't mind, felt good about it, wanted to do something.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:07 PM (p302b)

211

Posted by: Zimriel at January 31, 2010 06:47 PM (sVzRC)

F3 - the best F on the keyboard.

Posted by: Cicero at January 31, 2010 02:08 PM (SCFiZ)

212

When he's not holding his nose imperiously to the sky, he's bowing to every Tom, Dick and Harry and he can find.

It's so weird
.

You may have something there. The bows are like a "reset" button. He's stretching so he can gaze, chin lifted, into the horizon for the next hour. Barf

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 02:09 PM (726kZ)

213 Amateur. Hour.

Posted by: DocJ at January 31, 2010 02:09 PM (AWzOz)

214 The bow is just a little touch he picked up in madrassa.

Posted by: Imam at January 31, 2010 02:10 PM (d7Px0)

215 He's apologizing for the time we bombed Tampa during WWII.

Personally, I think they had it coming.

Posted by: Noel at January 31, 2010 02:10 PM (Hh13R)

216 We got a real prize winner in the Office of the President of the United States.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 02:11 PM (8NGHm)

217 He wasn't bowing wingnuts! He was making sure there were no religious symbols on her ring since all the Jesus lovers want to kill Obama!

Nontroversy!

Oh, and check out my latest artisty, "Overnight Shoelace"

Posted by: Cahrsel Jhonsno at January 31, 2010 02:12 PM (sYxEE)

218 On a serious note.  Mayors are having a tough time.  With unemployment so high, those payroll taxes aren't coming in.  A lot of the revenue they pre spent isn't there anymore.  Governors too.  Pretty soon they are going to be more pissed than ever.  Heard on the news today that they were taking Haitian kids to hospitals in Florida.  Christ apparently asked for federal money as the system was getting maxed out and suddenly, according to the news, they stopped bringing the kids to Florida.  I'm thinking bloomberg and Schumer, when Scott Brown got them a little religion, asked for complete federal funding of the DOJ extravaganza and viola, they are now saying they aren't going to have the trial in NY after all.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:12 PM (p302b)

219 I wonder if sometimes he doesn't actually know where he is. maybe he thought she was a moslim from indonesia. this is just plain nuts. he is showing some major signs of bizarreness and instability.

Posted by: nyc redneck at January 31, 2010 02:12 PM (EtrGh)

220 So, anyway, is Ace still allowing Sen. Kirk to illegally vote in the Senate?

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 31, 2010 02:13 PM (d7Px0)

221 Posted by: Rewrite! at January 31, 2010 07:13 PM (d7Px0)

Yeah, what's up with that.  People are like "don't worry he'll be there next week".  That was last week.  wonder what we aren't being told?  Did the MA secretary of state fail to certify the election?

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:15 PM (p302b)

222 Ace officially has banker's hours now.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at January 31, 2010 02:15 PM (muUqs)

223 What the fuck is wrong with this idiot?

Posted by: DelD at January 31, 2010 02:15 PM (eWtdM)

224 Oh, and check out my latest artisty, "Overnight Shoelace"

Nice, but I thought "Overnight Speck Of Keyboard Dust" was better.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at January 31, 2010 02:16 PM (554T5)

225

Had Mayor Iorio the head butting skills and keen awareness to bow at the precise moment heir wonderful did, she might have knocked some sense into him.
Quick! Arrange a state visit for him to meet the Lord Mayors of Glasgow and of Liverpool!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 02:16 PM (2qU2d)

226 Posted by: Dr. Spank at January 31, 2010 07:15 PM (muUqs)

Bankers don't have "banker's hours" anymore.  The only people who can make a lot by working a little belong to the union or are government employees.  Everyone else is doing the work of three people and working night's and weekends trying to make sure when the next wave of layoffs comes, they aren't on the list. 

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:17 PM (p302b)

227

What the fuck is wrong with this idiot?

Oh now who exactly has the time to have that conversation?

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 31, 2010 02:17 PM (68nxk)

228 Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 31, 2010 07:17 PM (68nxk)

Certainly no one in the media.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:18 PM (p302b)

229 A photo appeared in the St. Petersburg Times (the bigger paper here in the Tampa Bay area--pretty liberal, BIRM) taken essentially at the same time as the AP photo. The caption that appeared in the paper on Friday was, "President Barack Obama leans in to hear Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill on Thursday. Gov. Charlie Christ is at right [the Times photo had him in the frame], with Adm. Eric Olson, commander of SOCom at the base, and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink. What did Iorio say? 'I believe that was when I said, "Mr. President, welcome to the great city of Tampa, we are honored to have you here," and he responded with kind words,' the mayor said." Hmmm, kind words. "Nice shoes?"

Posted by: Tampa Illini at January 31, 2010 02:18 PM (IZzW/)

230 he did bow to the japanese emperor. he's into hyper respect to moslims and oriental people who my or may not have been harmed by the nukes we dropped. this is a sell out of America, prostrating (yes prostrating) himself before all the innocent people the U.S. has harmed. LOL, someone should tell him she's an American.

Posted by: nyc redneck at January 31, 2010 02:18 PM (EtrGh)

231

Christ apparently asked for federal money as the system was getting maxed out.

Holy Shit, did I miss something or what???

Posted by: HH at January 31, 2010 02:19 PM (GkYyh)

232

And Einstein on God:

I can't answer with a simple yes or no. I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza's pantheism, but admire even more his contributions to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and the body as one, not two separate things.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 02:19 PM (726kZ)

233 whoops sorry wrong thread

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 02:19 PM (726kZ)

234 Posted by: HH at January 31, 2010 07:19 PM (GkYyh)

Heard this this morning probably on fox while I was getting ready to go so I didn't have time to research it or anything.  Thought about it all day though.  In the past money wasn't the overriding concern and suddenly it is, even when it involves injured little kids.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:20 PM (p302b)

235

Certainly no one in the media.

Not fair! We're busy covering WiretapGate and James O'Keefe.

Posted by: MSM at January 31, 2010 02:21 PM (68nxk)

236 Maybe she's a wise Pisane?

Posted by: Uh, Clem at January 31, 2010 02:22 PM (nZm+s)

237 Quite the subserviant little bitch.

Posted by: heshtesh at January 31, 2010 02:22 PM (zY9Qt)

238 I am clueless about this incident. The POTUS is bowing to the Mayor of a mid -size city....Daley has more clout than this. What would the LSM do if he bowed to Richard Daley?? Do you think he is on the pipe?

Posted by: ford at January 31, 2010 02:23 PM (Ki7fm)

239 #237  President Barack Obama leans in to hear Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio.....

So now he's hard of hearing, as well?  (And sorry, my earlier post I thought the officer giving the stink-eye to Teh Won was the pilot of AF One.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:23 PM (UOM48)

240 On first reading, I thought it said "Weird, Obama bowling, again.

Posted by: Robin at January 31, 2010 02:24 PM (LOWXN)

241 Is she a ventriloquist?   If the paper said she was talking she certainly has her mouth closed.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:24 PM (p302b)

242 He bows to a Mayor, and bitch slaps the Supreme Court??? Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves..

Posted by: ford at January 31, 2010 02:24 PM (Ki7fm)

243 Maybe he is bowing to her cause he finally got her to accept the bullet train no one wants?

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:25 PM (p302b)

244 His eyes are closed while he is bowing...... is this a new kind of fugue state?

Posted by: ford at January 31, 2010 02:26 PM (Ki7fm)

245 Officer:  My CiC really is a prissy nancy-boy.  Stand up straight, you douche!

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:26 PM (UOM48)

246 wow, it is so obvious he is NOT leaning in to hear anything unless he has ears on the top of his head. The President of the United States is bowing to a mayor of an American city, who happens to look like she may possibly be a member of an ethnic group he really favors.

Posted by: nyc redneck at January 31, 2010 02:26 PM (EtrGh)

247 Here's an older photo back when he knew how to do it properly

Posted by: JavaJoe at January 31, 2010 02:28 PM (e9JZd)

248 And this weirdo knucklehead is running this country.

Posted by: nyc redneck at January 31, 2010 02:28 PM (EtrGh)

249 Maybe the bow is deserved.  How many treasuries has she bought lately?

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 02:28 PM (p302b)

250 I'd give anything for the Wookie to get jealous over this.  And I'd give up any lottery winnings evah to see him at a presser beat to hell, bandaids all over him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:28 PM (UOM48)

251 Does he think he's flown to a foreign country?
Did he need her to check the part in his hair, look for ring worm?
Does he have a foot fetish?
Is he thinking about buying his wife the same shoes?
Did he think he might have stepped into something?
Is he checking his pants crease?
What?

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at January 31, 2010 02:29 PM (ymwj3)

252 He is Nero.

Nero's last words were said to be "What an artist the world is losing!"

Posted by: AmishDude at January 31, 2010 02:31 PM (YvAq9)

253

The bow was perfectly normal for BH Obama because that's what happens when he enters the family quarters in the White House and comes face-to-face with the Wookie.  Michelle is the family dominatrix.

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 02:32 PM (M5t+h)

254

Doormen at the Marriott don't bow as often as this clown.  I can only imagine how many times he's gazed at George Soros Florsheims.

Posted by: Crusty at January 31, 2010 02:32 PM (qzgbP)

255

He's clearly not a product of American culture.  Clearly a product of a culture with some kind of caste system.  Most of his life, people like the Mayor of Tampa would be someone he would need to show extreme deference to, and it's still ingrained in his psyche.  So nice that we have a POTUS who is a product of some superior non-American culture.

Posted by: Mark in Portland at January 31, 2010 02:32 PM (kE0xd)

256 I think I know why he's bowing. he just bowed to Michele and he was still in the bowing mode because the Mayor of Tampa sounded almost like Michele.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 02:33 PM (kmgIE)

257

@94:

Jane:

I was saying immediately after Teh One was elected in November 2008, he would be remembered by history as the "American Neville Chamberlin."  I hope your son stays safe since I know he is a Marine.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at January 31, 2010 02:33 PM (bCQG3)

258

Curious, maybe better read my post again. Yeah, you may have heard this on Fox, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't Christ.

Although one morning I was coming home from work, listening to the radio talking about the increase in "Godless rates". After a WTF? moment, I realized they were talking about the "Jobless" rates.

So you may have heard things wrong.

Posted by: HH at January 31, 2010 02:34 PM (GkYyh)

259 The way the Tampa paper spun this means they too know it is really crazy . They look so foolish, though. Everyone know what a bow is. i even know what a curtsey is. I'm surprised he didn't do that.

Posted by: nyc redneck at January 31, 2010 02:34 PM (EtrGh)

260 She looks pretty white in her Wiki photo, but it also says she's a Dem, which probably explains the bow. Obama and Dems in general thinks the only good white people are libs, all the rest are cross burnin' krackers to them.

Posted by: koopy at January 31, 2010 02:34 PM (XllG0)

261

Obama bowing to a real king!

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 02:36 PM (M5t+h)

262 Retired Buckeye Cop@266

Thank you so much.  And yeah, if I could ride up to Camp Lejeune tonight and throw my son in the trunk of my car, bring him home and lock him in his room for the next three years, I would.  We just heard from him tonight.  They keep the tv's on CNN and C-Span in the chow hall.  WTH?  Anyway, he loves the Corps so far.  But his dad and I absolutely dread what lies in his future under this POS CiC.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:37 PM (UOM48)

263

Michelle is the family dominatrix.

Aww, c'mon man! Was putting that image in our heads necessary?!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 31, 2010 02:37 PM (68nxk)

264

It should read, "Obama bowing: the squeakhole".

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 02:38 PM (2qU2d)

265 Robert Gibbs explained that the president was merely doing a courtesy gator-check around the mayor's feet to ensure she wasn't in imminent danger.  Old Kenyan custom.  Yeah, that's it.

Posted by: Crusty at January 31, 2010 02:38 PM (qzgbP)

266

Oops. I mean "the sequel".

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 02:38 PM (2qU2d)

267 Is he going to get away with bowing to Mayors now? Next, he will bow to...Kelly Ripa? Regis??? Conan?? Leno?? Dave Matthews?? Ayla Brown??

Posted by: ford at January 31, 2010 02:39 PM (Ki7fm)

268 #247  jane D'oh.. Yea, I have the same problem. When those navy gays have gold stripes on their cuff, who knows what they are. Being your son is a Marine, I bet he learned real fast.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 02:39 PM (kmgIE)

269 Ayla Brown??

I want to see her kick his ass at basketball.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 02:41 PM (OkT2m)

270 If only Progressives tasted like fried chicken. Mmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm.

Posted by: dr kill at January 31, 2010 02:41 PM (qO6T2)

271 Told us tonight they're doing a lot of IED training.  His MOS is motor transport.  The thing that makes me so sick to my stomach, our guys were in no less danger under Bush.  But they knew he loved and respected them.  This jackass?  Not at all.  And we hear that from people we know in all branches of the military.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:42 PM (UOM48)

272
Just wait until the High Yellow and his Wookie meet the new Miss America.  Michelle will be thinking of trashing her so she doesn't put the cooter move on her meal ticket to nirvana.

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 02:42 PM (M5t+h)

273

PRESIDENT "SPORTIN' LIFE"

has his "HOLY MACKEREL" moment.

[Ass up, bitches. You had the chance to scream Racist, 'way back at the Sammy Davis reference. Run the numbers:  if you got the one, you get the other.]

Posted by: Mystic Knight of The Sea at January 31, 2010 02:43 PM (/VEEI)

274
OT: so far Dollhouse isn't making too much sense.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 02:43 PM (JJXZV)

275 Is Marc Ambuster over on the Atlantic website where fully developed buttocks are totally appreciated suggesting  a gay interlude is buried somewhere in Obama's past? Not that there would be anything wrong! Does the National Enquirer need to be notified or are they already on the case?

Posted by: Banjo at January 31, 2010 02:43 PM (1DQ52)

276   The caption to this photo should read:

Mayor schools President on proper protocol when visiting Tampa.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:44 PM (UOM48)

277 Didn't Obama skip the Army/Navy football game? First president in a long time to do so, too?

Posted by: Looking Glass at January 31, 2010 02:46 PM (pS1b2)

278 "High Yellow".  Nice.

Posted by: Rewrite! at January 31, 2010 02:46 PM (d7Px0)

279 A revelation involving gay sex and Barry would devastate the black community. Support in those quarters would nosedive over night.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2010 02:47 PM (P33XN)

280
"When President Obama bowed to the mayor of Tampa, a thrill run up my leg to witness his subservience to a woman.  We have truly reached equality in America, and my heart is pounding with excitement for all the oppressed and down trodden woman who have suffered all these years from conservative abuse. 

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2010 02:48 PM (M5t+h)

281 Seriously, I thought way back there was a story of a limo driver, Barry and some coke.  Not that I'd be surprised.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:48 PM (UOM48)

282

Is Marc Ambuster over on the Atlantic website where fully developed buttocks are totally appreciated suggesting a gay interlude is buried somewhere in Obama's past?

Something really, really weird was going on with Frank Marshall Davis, Stanley Armour Dunham, and little Barry Soetoro Dunham.

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 02:49 PM (PdVEK)

283 Anyone check his shoes for mirrors?

Posted by: Javems at January 31, 2010 02:50 PM (/IQA9)

284

And we still don't know the full story of that choir director, Donald Young, at Trinity, who was murdered.

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 02:50 PM (PdVEK)

285

Seriously, I thought way back there was a story of a limo driver, Barry and some coke.  Not that I'd be surprised.

Larry Sinclair, I think his name is. I haven't read a lot about it, but the rumor and Sinclair's name pops up from time to time.

Of course, you'll hear a lot more if you read Hillbuzz. The folks running that site are obviously homosexuals because they think EVERYONE in the spotlight is gay.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2010 02:51 PM (P33XN)

286 Where is my ONT thread?

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 02:52 PM (8NGHm)

287 291

Is Marc Ambuster over on the Atlantic website where fully developed buttocks are totally appreciated suggesting a gay interlude is buried somewhere in Obama's past?

Something really, really weird was going on with Frank Marshall Davis, Stanley Armour Dunham, and little Barry Soetoro Dunham.

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 07:49 PM (PdVEK)

The rumor that I've been hearing is that when Barry farts, instead of a ra-tat-tat, it's more of a whooooosh!  Just sayin' 

Posted by: Bwany Fwank at January 31, 2010 02:53 PM (Vu6sl)

288

Full size 800x600 version of the picture:

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7099/800x600.jpg

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 02:53 PM (PdVEK)

289 I'm back to bed with my meds.  'Night, all. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 31, 2010 02:53 PM (UOM48)

290 He got Michigan and Ohio mixed up maybe they said Tampa and he thought he was in Taipai?

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 02:54 PM (726kZ)

291

 This makes no sense. She definitely looks Asian in that picture, but Pam Iorio was born in Maine to Italian immigrant parents.   

 It definitely doesn't look like Barry was straining to hear her either. Usually when you can't hear someone you lean closer to their mouth with your ear to hear their voice. He's doesn't appear to be doing that here.

 I chalk it up to sheer idiocy.

 

 

Posted by: Dirk Diggler at January 31, 2010 02:54 PM (jxMsp)

292 I chalk it up to sheer idiocy.

Can't go wrong there.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 02:55 PM (OkT2m)

293 I chalk it up to sheer idiocy.

Makes sense since his whole presidency has been sheer idiocy.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 02:56 PM (gofDd)

294

Let's try that again; full size 800x600 version of the picture:

http://bit.ly/dnYBI5

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 02:56 PM (PdVEK)

295 Kenyans bow to everybody.

Posted by: Blindgoose at January 31, 2010 02:59 PM (hZOQ8)

296

The folks running that site are obviously homosexuals because they think EVERYONE in the spotlight is gay.

From what I've heard about Washington, DC, they'd be right.

I've heard that some huge percentage of the GOP establishment in DC is sodomite.

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 03:02 PM (PdVEK)

297 Hey, my wife is Asian and she bows to me all the time.

Of course she's just joking when she does that.

So maybe this is just Obama's idea of a goof.

But, you know, when I look at him bowing I almost forget he's black. Just for a second. Then I remember again.

I say to myself, hey - don't forget that you're looking at the black president bowing to the mayor of Tampa.

That's how meeting the mayor works...

Posted by: oh, Hi Mark at January 31, 2010 03:03 PM (fZK4z)

298

I've heard that some huge percentage of the GOP establishment in DC is sodomite.

Makes sense. They've been fucking all of us in the ass for years.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2010 03:04 PM (P33XN)

299

Here's the unedited version of that picture: http://tinypic.com/r/v5zrzb/6

 

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 03:04 PM (Vu6sl)

300 289
"When President Obama bowed to the mayor of Tampa, a thrill run up my leg to witness his subservience to a woman.  We have truly reached equality in America, and my heart is pounding with excitement for all the oppressed and down trodden woman who have suffered all these years from conservative abuse. 
      Yes!  I'm so glad he did a shout out in the SOTU for Equal Pay!

Posted by: N.A.G. (National Association of Gals) at January 31, 2010 03:09 PM (CfmlF)

301 Umm I find it more weird its an American MAYOR. You can kind of follow the logic of bowing to royalty under the excuse of it being part of "tradition" in whatever culture. But this is a mayor, its not as if she's got a higher rank then he does (or perhaps she does, she's higher in the Red Cabal - I kid... maybe...) this is not part of OUR protocol. So, what's up?

Posted by: Rodney at January 31, 2010 03:11 PM (c6mrx)

302 If he clicked his heels together sharply, bowed and kissed her hand...

Posted by: AlaskanInfidel at January 31, 2010 03:11 PM (cPaB4)

303 BOW CHICK-A- BOW WOW!

Posted by: Phineas and Ferb at January 31, 2010 03:12 PM (CfmlF)

304 and yet this dip-wad is back up to 50% in Raz.

it will be a long 3 years.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at January 31, 2010 03:26 PM (DIYmd)

305 Obama said to the mayor, now take me to the Gasparilla parade and party! I can make some moves you have never seen!

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 03:26 PM (kmgIE)

306 Must be some Muslim thing.

Posted by: Dread President Obama at January 31, 2010 03:27 PM (yO8ge)

307 I think Crist was there to collect his 500 million for his attempt to go Democratatic. He can see where the money is, and he wants in. No Dem can win the WH if Florida goes Republican.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 03:31 PM (kmgIE)

308 Bowing is sooooo yesterday. Kissing ass is now en vogue.

Posted by: Trish at January 31, 2010 03:33 PM (yqhkv)

309 Hmmmmm.

I wish I had something to add here but seriously.  WTF!?

Look I was born into a culture that is predisposed to bowing vs handshaking but even I wouldn't bow as much as Obama does.

And to shake hands *and* bow?

WTF!?

Posted by: memomachine at January 31, 2010 03:33 PM (/+tPT)

310 Mid-handshake, from somewhere far off in the distance Teh One heard a faint Islamic call to prayer. Like Pavlov's dog, he had to respond. Alas, he couldn't drop her hand and put his forehead to the ground - this was the best compromise.

Posted by: NunyaBizness at January 31, 2010 03:36 PM (66A1/)

311 No, I am not going to read every comment in this thread, but maybe he's doing it to discount it's significance with the despicable heads of state, i.e., "hey, everyone gets the Obowma, not just the sickos...

Posted by: ParisParamus at January 31, 2010 03:37 PM (GgR+e)

312

My GF says B+rry has got a thing for Asians.

I detect sarcasm but I just don't know.

Posted by: torabora at January 31, 2010 03:38 PM (urwqd)

313 The subliminal messages on the Grammy's tonight are really something.  Bee on say with all those soldiers and now this one covering her head?

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 03:41 PM (p302b)

314 She told him "your fly is open" and he was checking to see.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 31, 2010 03:44 PM (xa1/W)

315 Why is he bowing?  Isn't it obvious.  She's actually the super duper undercover leader of the NWO.

Posted by: Alex Jones at January 31, 2010 03:46 PM (RykTt)

316

A revelation involving gay sex and Barry would devastate the black community. Support in those quarters would nosedive over night.

Are you familiar with the phrase, "on the down low"?

I think it would have to be feigned outrage.

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 03:46 PM (PdVEK)

317 I'd be delighted if this fool bowed to all of us in the US, and saved his arrogant act for The World.

Posted by: les grossman at January 31, 2010 03:48 PM (Vc/xe)

318 He bows to non-whites only.

Posted by: John Bissell at January 31, 2010 03:49 PM (ey2AG)

319 He Thought it was me!

Posted by: Asia Carrera at January 31, 2010 03:49 PM (5wVcU)

320 He's a fucking idiot.  Do you think he bows to Napolitano or Chu??

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 03:50 PM (MaqIC)

321

The democratic mayor of my small New Jersey town just got stiff at the thought of The One honoring him with a bow!

Posted by: Blue State Mark at January 31, 2010 03:52 PM (Dhwvo)

322 What the freaking hell is that?
I don't have anything else to say.  What the hell?

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 03:55 PM (afWhQ)

323 OK  I'll say it ....President Obowma

Posted by: Rick554 at January 31, 2010 03:56 PM (GkYyh)

324 Bowing  . . . because nothing says "I'm not a kneejerk ideologue" quite like being unable to stop yourself from making inappropriate and rude, raaaaacist or sexist remarks or gestures.  ObamAyres -- Our Future Failed President.

Posted by: starboardhelm at January 31, 2010 03:58 PM (SgSfB)

325 He is anti American to start with. The way he's trashing the office of president probably goes back to his muslim school days where he was taught the US president is an infidel and should bow to allah. You figure 20 years of black muslim "god damn America" theology on top of that and he probably thinks the US president should bow to everything.

Oh yeah, that mayor is Italian?  I think her being Italian was more of a geography thing. You know, like african/muslim/ pakistani/kenyan obama claiming to be American.

Posted by: Berserker at January 31, 2010 03:59 PM (gWHrG)

326 I'll bet he's a bottom.

Posted by: Dread President Obama at January 31, 2010 03:59 PM (yO8ge)

327 He thinks it makes  him look gallant or something.  The guy is just a plain fucking idiot.  If you were the Mayor of an American City, would you want this piece of fuck, bowing to you?  How patronizing.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 03:59 PM (MaqIC)

328 "He bows to non-whites only."

Exactly right.  I'd be willing to bet my house we won't see him play bow boy to a White Christian ever.  It's his way of showing whitie that the little brown people of the world are owed a bow by their president.

Posted by: ccruse456 at January 31, 2010 04:00 PM (UNvcb)

329 It's his way of showing whitie that the little brown people of the world are owed a bow by their president.

That fucking jackass is not *my* president.

Posted by: MikeO at January 31, 2010 04:03 PM (rwhQL)

330 Actually, he isn't bowing. He's beginning to stand upright after pulling his head out of his ass.

Posted by: Guest at January 31, 2010 04:04 PM (ITzbJ)

331 Maybe he's doing "the nod" the way smack addicts do.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 31, 2010 04:05 PM (TZkn/)

332 He bowed to her because she's not a Caucasian male. That she's a US citizen must have slipped his mind.

Posted by: Steamboat McGoo at January 31, 2010 04:06 PM (/cH23)

333 Ok, I've been using nice, clinical terms like "sociopathy" and "Narcissistic Personality Disorder," but now I gotta say, this dude is just fucking crazy.

Posted by: Laura Castellano at January 31, 2010 04:08 PM (fuw6p)

334 but now I gotta say, this dude is just fucking crazy

Internally at the Whitehouse, we prefer the phrase "organized differently"

Posted by: David Axlerod at January 31, 2010 04:11 PM (TZkn/)

335

it's not a 'bow' bow.

 

 

Posted by: whoopi goldturd at January 31, 2010 04:21 PM (du2Lj)

336 Someone told him she's una reina in the Almighty Latin Kings and Queens.

Posted by: Milesdei at January 31, 2010 04:21 PM (FS9ko)

337 Obama is a fucking joke and we have 3 more years of laughing at his failures and fuckups. It is embarrassing though, kinda like admitting visiting that smelly hippy libtard Charles Johnson blog.

Posted by: Robb at January 31, 2010 04:28 PM (Dvaqi)

338 Here's my theory:  He got caught giving the finger to people he didn't like, so one time during a clearly friendly event with a clearly friendly audience - it was a black speaker (a preacher I think) and a black group that he would never NEVER give the finger to  - he put his middle finger on his cheek and left it there for many seconds.

I thought:  OK, he's making all the criticism of his other giving of the fingers go away by doing that where we couldn't possibly interpret it as "giving the finger."

So, ditto this.  He knows he goofed up bowing to those other leaders, so he purposely did it to someone like this, so we would conclude it's just an odd thing he does.

Which is better than bowing to the King of Saudia Arabia, etc.

So he does these things knowingly to kind of "erase" the ones he really meant.

That's my theory, anyhow.

Posted by: Alana at January 31, 2010 04:28 PM (sJUOE)

339

Not a bad theory, Alana.

Not bad at all.

 

Posted by: at January 31, 2010 04:31 PM (PdVEK)

340 350  You could be correct. It's not working though.

Posted by: unknown jane at January 31, 2010 04:32 PM (5/yRG)

341

Maybe he's doing "the nod" the way smack addicts do.

Yeah, don't lean into the trigger when you're cleaning the barrel.

Posted by: Kurt Cobain at January 31, 2010 04:33 PM (4JQsm)

342 what a fuckin weirdo!

I still can not believe this unvetted cypher empty suit was elected by 52% of the people.

in a universe with checks and balance this guy never would have risen past the level of lyndon larauche or ron paul. but never president.

he has exceeded his level of competence by reaching the presidency.

Posted by: rumcrook at January 31, 2010 04:34 PM (60WiD)

343 All I see is a black man about to give a headbutt to an unsuspecting woman. Crime cought on camera.

Posted by: Herry Reid at January 31, 2010 04:34 PM (/x2Ts)

344

342 Actually, he isn't bowing. He's beginning to stand upright after pulling his head out of his ass.

Hmmmm, you know, that would explain the curious, new (THWOK!!!) sound that the White House staff now hears echoing throughout the hallways of the White House 3 or 4 times a day.

Posted by: Guest at January 31, 2010 04:35 PM (ITzbJ)

345

Why is basic etiquette so hard for this idiot?  What’s so difficult about approaching  a person, shaking hands, a moment of chit chat and posing for the cameras, and then carrying on with business?  What kind of paranoia or anxiety is running through this fool’s head?  Is he trying to over-think every public meeting and tripping over himself?  He seems to step on his d**k every other week. 

If I had his job and made an ass of myself that consistently I’d hire a dude to go around with me on trips and say something like “Remember dumbass – walk up, smile, shake hands, say hello, and move on.  Nothing fancy!”  Sheesh.  And the Leftards think this guy is some sort of genius... 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 04:35 PM (4nbyM)

346

Once you get caught bowing to foreign leaders, you HAVE to bow to a whole bunch of dignitaries, just to shut up the critics.

 I see Peyton Manning getting the full bend treatment in a few weeks.

Posted by: CJ at January 31, 2010 04:37 PM (JQtNT)

347 Obama's big in Japan Tampa.

Posted by: pajama momma at January 31, 2010 04:37 PM (275r1)

348 Book this violent negro already. And because he's a President, Crist better have some fresh KFC delivered to his cell. Pronto.

Posted by: Herry Reid the non-racist at January 31, 2010 04:37 PM (/x2Ts)

349

I had not read 350 before posting 358 .

So, ditto.

Posted by: CJ at January 31, 2010 04:39 PM (JQtNT)

350 I knew our lyrics are kinda hard to comprehend.

Posted by: Alphaville, Bow in Japan tonight at January 31, 2010 04:41 PM (/x2Ts)

351
Damn, he forgot to tie his shoes again.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at January 31, 2010 04:42 PM (gxVc6)

352 Give that putz a little round hat with a chin strap, a little tin cup and furnish him with an Italian organ grinder, and watch ... you'll make him soooo happy.

Posted by: Guest at January 31, 2010 04:44 PM (ITzbJ)

353

Libtards find this dimbulbs bumbling and bowing really really "Continental". 
Opie is just a buffoon who thinks it makes him look smooth.

James Bond he is not.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 04:50 PM (MaqIC)

354 To their way of thinking, Michelle and Barack have become royalty. They're living out a child's fantasy in Disney World now, not in the real world anymore.  In a way, you've got to feel sorry for them. They're pitiful really, not the buffoons that they appear to be. They're not even living the American dream. They gotta believe that Tinkerbelle sprinkled fairy dust on them and sent them off to become the new Wendy and Peter Pan.

Posted by: Guest at January 31, 2010 05:01 PM (ITzbJ)

355

They gotta believe that Tinkerbelle sprinkled fairy dust on them and sent them off to become the new Wendy and Peter Pan.

Now, if we can just talk him up t the top of the Washington Monument, and then convince him that he can fly.

Posted by: Guest at January 31, 2010 05:25 PM (ITzbJ)

356 Sally can't dance, white men can't jump and jugs can't stand up!

Posted by: alaska trash at January 31, 2010 05:36 PM (JfPt4)

357 That's Obama's avatar and his puppet master woke up for a moment.

Posted by: kansas at January 31, 2010 05:39 PM (Wwi5M)

358 From Pam Iorio's wiki page:

She was present at the opening of the Tampa Bay History Center on January 17, 2009. On January 28, 2010, she met
U.S. President Barack Obama at MacDill Air Force Base. President Obama greeted her by bowing to her.[1]

OK, which of the morons has editing rights on Wiki?

Posted by: rockhead at January 31, 2010 05:45 PM (RykTt)

359

FIRST!

Posted by: Obama's Protocol Team at January 31, 2010 05:55 PM (aSRcE)

360 The 1st idiot is an embarrassment to all idiots everywhere.

Posted by: Gmac at January 31, 2010 06:01 PM (4zZEq)

361 After eight years of being told how stupid Bush was the sweet irony of actually having a dumbass in the WH is too much.

Posted by: rockhead at January 31, 2010 06:38 PM (RykTt)

362 You think the bow for a greeting was bad, you should have seen the pics from the departure...Barry requested a happy ending!

Posted by: Tina Tanaki at January 31, 2010 06:45 PM (kOQCA)

363 That there's foreplay!  He's getting ready to "do sex to" her!

Posted by: Phineas and Ferb at January 31, 2010 06:45 PM (CfmlF)

364 Look at the expression on the mayor's face.  It look's like she expecting him to bow. 

Posted by: scr_north at January 31, 2010 06:59 PM (Ve5/5)

365 This guy gets weirder every day. He's not a Manchurian Candidate, he's like some dimwitted affirmative action intern with Asperger's or something.

Posted by: SGT Dan at January 31, 2010 07:00 PM (DwzLm)

366 ZOMG!!  CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS GUY?!  I TOTALLY THINK THIS IS EXACTLY THE SORT OF THING WE SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO AND BEING OUTRAGED ABOUT!

FORGET THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AND THE WAR, THAT'S ALL GARBAGE.  WE REALLY GOTTA BE SPENDING MORE TIME WORRIED ABOUT HOW OUR PRESIDENT GREETS PEOPLE!

WHAT'S NEXT?!  MAKING SMALL TALK WITH THE POPE?!

Posted by: Cashcleaner at January 31, 2010 07:14 PM (jOxnf)

367 Just spent the day at the Reagan Library. Interesting to learn about a real man, instead of having to watch the pussy that occupies that office now.

Posted by: billypaintbrush at January 31, 2010 07:41 PM (WM1iZ)

368 Alright so first the complaints are that he's too snobby. NOW the complaints are that he's too humble! What do you people want?! You want God Emperor or nandy pandy? PICK ONE!

Posted by: Lenny at January 31, 2010 07:45 PM (zpr3z)

369 Yeah, he hasn't been bowing all along. He's trying to see if anybody has balls enough to mention his bald spot. It's a test. If they say nothing he's knows they are his bitch. It's the Obama rule of judging power. Very effective, in Hyde Park.

Posted by: Rocks at January 31, 2010 07:52 PM (j0feM)

370

Maybe he was showing her his fine lace wig.

That, or checking out her replica handbag.

Posted by: Sam Adams at January 31, 2010 07:53 PM (GkYyh)

371 I think Obama is really just trolling with some of this shit.

He does these outrageous things (bows to foreign leaders, bows to the mayors of small cities, puts his hand on his crotch during the pledge of allegiance/national anthem, refuses to release his college records or birth certificate, etc.) just to make some folks on the right go nuts.

He knows the leftists who control most of the mass media will cover for him, and so the main result of this stuff is that it "outs" some people on the right as being a little paranoid. They can then be denounced as "crazies" by his minions and the mass media in an effort to completely discredit them.

Reminds me somewhat of Mao's Hundred Flowers Campaign...

Posted by: RJ at January 31, 2010 07:58 PM (ADbI4)

372

Pam Iorio is a white ITALIAN Catholic who has actually been a pretty decent mayor for a dem.  She's brought the crime rate down, been very supportive of the military presence in the city and hasn't spent us into oblivion as so many other mayor have in other cities.  There's speculation she's going to run for Martinez' Senate seat since she's term limited as mayor, but she'd have little chance as a moderate Dem from Tampa vs the uber liberal faction down in southeast FL.

Her father immigrated from Naples, Italy with his family when he was a toddler.  He went on to serve in WWII as a paratrooper, earning the Purple Heart, then becoming a professor of English and Literature at the University of South Florida.

Not bad people even if she IS a Dem.  She definitely seems to have a WTF expression on her face.  lol

BTW, the 'pilot' is Admiral Eric Olson, Commander of US Special Operations Command based out of McDill.  First Navy SEAL to earn three and then four stars. 

As to Obama, I cease to be amazed at the total lack of respect/understanding the man has for the office of President.

Posted by: Kirin at January 31, 2010 08:05 PM (tg14e)

373 i'm telling you he's nothing more than Chauncey from Being There.

Posted by: exceller at January 31, 2010 08:05 PM (Z7Znk)

374

Here's the answer.  From Atlas Shrugs:

By virtue of the authority vested in me as mayor of the city of Tampa, I do hereby proclaim November 15, 2008, as ‘Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Day’ in the city of Tampa, Florida.”  -- Mayor Pam Iorio.

Posted by: Crusty at January 31, 2010 08:17 PM (qzgbP)

375 I have always been offended by displays of good manners.

Posted by: BeWoot at January 31, 2010 08:41 PM (DdLNJ)

376 Why the hell would he bow to the mayor of Tampa? Perhaps she opted for a bow instead of stimulus funds as repayment for endorsing Obama in the 2008 election?

Posted by: darii at January 31, 2010 08:42 PM (RdrW8)

377 Obama is so very complicated and smart.  I just don't have the capacity to understand him.

Posted by: Blow Reader at January 31, 2010 08:55 PM (+jv4s)

378 223 He's apologizing for the time we bombed Tampa during WWII.


Noel, that right there is how it's done

Posted by: hobgoblin at January 31, 2010 08:56 PM (JQ0O0)

379 She's not asian looking, that's a fucked up picture.

http://www.tampagov.net/dept_ Mayor/images/Mayor_Iorio_250.jpg (remove the space after dept_)

What the fucking fuck is President Feckless Disaster fucking thinking?

Posted by: hobgoblin at January 31, 2010 08:58 PM (JQ0O0)

380 I have always been offended by displays of good manners.

I think it's clear you've always been a dipshit.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 31, 2010 09:00 PM (Opmig)

381 C'mon Waterhouse, don't you think it's good manners to bow and scrape obeisantly to random large city MAYORS?

I mean, our Dear Leader probably walks backward away from governors so that they do not have to see the back of his head.

It's only polite.

Posted by: hobglbin at January 31, 2010 09:15 PM (JQ0O0)

382 Funniest photoshop of this pic...evah. http://tinyurl.com/ydxyvkf

Posted by: Conservative Phantom at January 31, 2010 11:02 PM (qwmt3)

383 She's the Queen of Tampons. Duh.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 01, 2010 02:49 AM (kay6f)

384

or maybe that's just how he says hello?

Posted by: ok at February 01, 2010 03:28 AM (leNBy)

385 Hmmmm.

One of these days I want to meet Obama and have him bow to me.

Then I can use that line from Superman about...

"You shall bow down to me!  Both you!  And one day your heirs!"

No clue how the Secret Service would take that.

Posted by: memomachine at February 01, 2010 03:38 AM (/+tPT)

386 Is this a symptom of a worsening problem? His public speaking is no longer mesmerizing. He speaks in short sentences with words of few syllables, even on the teleprompter. Recreational drugs causing brain damage?

Posted by: Avogadra at February 01, 2010 03:55 AM (dtIOD)

387 #402, good question, if the Prez was doing coke again, would the Secret Service be obligated to help him cover it up?

Posted by: SGT Dan at February 01, 2010 04:13 AM (GgXZc)

388 Caption: Oops, I think I just stepped in something

Posted by: BoomerTC at February 01, 2010 05:12 AM (Mc5Qw)

389 ... and I ate what? Shoulda'h gone ta- Ken's Steakhouse!

Posted by: Steve at February 01, 2010 05:33 AM (ZrKAQ)

390

Oh...Stop It!

He was just checking his Zipper....

BTW, Look at his Crease!

Mmmmmm.....Me So Horny.....Me Love him Long time!

Posted by: David Brooks at February 01, 2010 06:11 AM (fqxV7)

391 Internally at the Whitehouse, we prefer the phrase "organized differently"

I'm so stealing that phrase!

Posted by: Laura Castellano at February 01, 2010 06:30 AM (fuw6p)

392 I wonder if there's a wiseacre hypnotist in the Secret Service who cues the bowing with a secret word. When I was in the military, there was a guy who hypnotized a friend of ours so that every time he heard the word "peanut butter" he would go, "Peanut butter and jelly" then finish with jazz hands and go, "Yeah!" I mean, he couldn't NOT do it.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 01, 2010 07:05 AM (mHQ7T)

393 Are you mentally retarded? 

I'm curious, because I can't understand why else anyone would get worked up over a simple gesture. 

Posted by: Just Curious at February 01, 2010 09:55 AM (Vly2w)

394 Weasel Zippers asks why the President would bow to the mayor of Tampa.

Because he's an effin' idiot?

Is it me, or does the mayor have a slightly annoyed look on her face?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at February 01, 2010 09:56 AM (8PFPH)

395 Gentlemen bow to ladies, you vulgar numpties.

I kiss their hands, too.

And I get more than you do.

Posted by: Barking Unicorn, Denver, CO at February 01, 2010 09:59 AM (+LdmH)

396

@410-@412

NOT WHEN YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, YOU BOW TO NO ONE, PRESIDENT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IS NOT REPRESENTING HIMSELF, HE IS REPRESENTING A FREE CIVILIZATION AND A SPECIFIC CULTURE THAT COMMANDS RESPECT!

Do people in the United States Bow to each other? NO!

 

Posted by: Jimi at February 01, 2010 01:28 PM (fqxV7)

397 He's not bowing to her as a sign of respect to her.  He bows for himself. It makes him feel smart and smug. "This is what important people do."
http://www.filibustercartoons.com/index.php/ 2009/11/18/ obamas-bow-and-liberal-elitism/

Posted by: DeeMer at February 01, 2010 01:28 PM (ClpFk)

398

I can't understand why else anyone would get worked up over a simple gesture. 
When was the last time you bowed to someone, dipshit? That's why we're pissed.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 01, 2010 02:00 PM (2qU2d)

399 When was the last time you bowed to someone, dipshit?

just curious is more of a kneeler, IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: toby928 at February 01, 2010 02:18 PM (PD1tk)

400 It's called humility.  Give it a try sometime.

Posted by: Some Perspective at February 01, 2010 04:17 PM (MC7Hq)

401 Obama has much to be humble about.

Posted by: toby928 at February 01, 2010 05:32 PM (PD1tk)

402 Obama is a civil man and he obeys the rules of a civil conduct. Many people disregard these simple rules in their daily life. People do not think that their incivility and their arrogant actions along with their choice of words, cause, so to speak, a "butterfly effect" in society. Perhaps, if they learn at least little bit of civility and respect from their President, he shows to everyone, despite the rank, they might not be writing these messages above.

Posted by: Lily at February 01, 2010 06:07 PM (/os5S)

403 Obama is a civil man and he obeys the rules of a civil conduct.

I laughed out loud.  The man wouldn't know civil behavior if it bit him in the ass.

Perhaps if my president showed a bit more civility and respect to me, his constituent, and did not seem so intent on impoverishing me and children and grandchildren, I might be a bit more willing to overlook his clusterfuck of a personality disorder and his complete lack of social grace.

Posted by: toby928: Lord of the run on sentence at February 01, 2010 06:49 PM (PD1tk)

404 I laughed out loud.  The man wouldn't know civil behavior if it bit him in the ass. Perhaps if my president showed a bit more civility and respect to me, his constituent, and did not seem so intent on impoverishing me and children and grandchildren, I might be a bit more willing to overlook his clusterfuck of a personality disorder and his complete lack of social grace.

What is your interpretation of civility?
How about others, before him? Did not they also contributed to the impoverishment?

Everyone wants things to be handed them, right now and in this minute. If they are not, people are impatient, and it is always easy to blame someone else.

People who do nothing, will never make mistake, and never be blamed. An easy way to live. Have a patience, faith, and belief in the change. Give him a credit and look from other angle on the issues in current economy.

On other hand, quoting Sapir "impatience translates itself into a desire to have something immediate done about it all, and, as is generally the case with impatience, resolves itself in the easiest way that lies ready to hand".

Posted by: Lily at February 02, 2010 04:52 AM (Ygjmq)

405

The faster we get that putz out of offixe, the sooner this country will be safe again.

Obama, Emanuel, Holder, Geithner - what a bunch of incompetent fools.

Impeach that loser and his whole menagerie of losers.

Posted by: Guest at February 02, 2010 02:40 PM (ITzbJ)

406 How about others, before him? Did not they also contributed to the impoverishment?

You are correct that others contributed, the Democratic Congress for instance.

To wit:

January 4th 2007:  The day Pelosi became Speaker of the Democratically controlled 110th Congress

DJIA end of session:  12,800.18
National unemployment rate for December 2006:  4.5%
2006 Federal Budget Deficit:  $247.7 billion
Average GDP growth for 2006:   3.4%
Median Home Value in December 2006: $244,700   August 2009 $177,500
Average price for Regular Unleaded Gasoline December 2006:  $2.30
Federal Debt as % of GDP  2006:  64.55  2008:  70.00  2009(projected):  90.36
Nonfarm employment in thousands   Dec 2006:  137,000   December 2009:  130,910

However, despite his many campaign promises to the contrary, Obama has extend and expanded the pocket-picking leviathan state that now threatens to devour my substance, increasing the stealing borrowing of money from the capital markets four fold from the worst deficits of the Bush years and eight fold from the last budget that Bush submitted, with only worse to come.

Obama, and the Dermocratic Congress, are locust, eating out the very substance needed to return the economy to health.

I piss upon him and his stuttering incompetence that is driving the country into penury.

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