Is This Something? Obama Stump Speech in Reno Draws Dozens

Hmmm. Probably not. I'll call it "more Saturday Stupid."

As leader of the free world President Obama will be used to making speeches to millions of people around the globe.

So he might have felt the occasion was a little beneath him yesterday when he stopped off in Reno, Nevada, to deliver an address outside a couple's garage.

In what could be a disastrous photo opportunity for the President's campaign, Mr Obama spoke to a handful of people in the crucial swing state.

The president's 15 minute address outside the home of Paul and Val Keller on Friday afternoon, drew a small audience of neighbours and supporters - though even his hosts said they were not sure if they would vote for him in the coming election.

It would depend I suppose on the timing, and the pre-announcing or something. If it were completely spontaneous I can sort of understand the low numbers.. it's a neighborhood after all.

Still, it sure looks lame, doesn't it?

obama garage tour 2012.jpg

Which is all that actually counts, how it looks. Also Obama ate a f'n dog and shoved a little girl.

via TiFW over at H2

I'M GOING to overanalyze this a little more. I think Obama and his team are working to try to connect him with "real Americans." Ok, here's a couple. A retired electrician and his wife, a simple, nice home in a small neighborhood. Out in front of the garage with a nice looking flag hanging over it.

I have one of those myself. It looks nice.

It's just, sheesh. Who's going to see this as "connecting with ordinary Americans?" And is that even a good objective. He looks "small", and looking small doesn't really help him right now. He's got all the advantages of an incumbent president. Power. Bully pulpit. Air Force One. The lapdog media.

So standing behind a teensy podium, with a Presidential Seal smaller than the headlights on that Jeep behind him, it just seems to diminish him.

I don't think he can connect with Americans. He can connect with George Clooney, and Hollywood, and $15 million dollar bigshot lefty donors.

But Paul and Val Keller?

He [Paul Keller]said he voted for the president in 2008 and plans to once again this year. His wife remains uncertain.

'I don't know yet,' she [Val] answered when asked how she'll vote. 'I want to wait and see what happens in the economy,' she told MyNews4.

Remember the time he connected with real Americans in Ohio?

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And also when he had grey hair?

Pic suggestion by Jewstin, another H2 goofball.

Posted by: Dave In Texas at 02:22 PM



Comments

1 NYT describes crowd as "overflowing."

Posted by: Bang Out Of Order at May 12, 2012 02:27 PM (1H47k)

2 And first. And BHO is a SCOAMF.

Posted by: Bang Out Of Order at May 12, 2012 02:27 PM (1H47k)

3 Seen yard sales that drew more interest.

Posted by: Barry One and Done at May 12, 2012 02:28 PM (c3mby)

4 Top men arranged that photo op. Top. Men.

Posted by: alexthechick at May 12, 2012 02:29 PM (Gk3SS)

5 Is that Newt shaking Obambie's hand in that pic?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 02:30 PM (Qxdfp)

6 OMFG!

No teleprompter?

I'd love to hear that stammer-fest.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 02:30 PM (Qxdfp)

7 He looks like a kid "playing president" with his friends. Which is, come to think of it, like pretty much like every day in the Obama admin.

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 02:31 PM (BYU6W)

8 The NYT also said that all three people in attendance fainted.

Posted by: Dave C at May 12, 2012 02:31 PM (qe2N/)

9 Reno is a perfect setting for this photo op.
Ground zero for all of the stupid policies that made the entire real estate sinkhole possible.

Posted by: navybrat at May 12, 2012 02:31 PM (FdCuI)

10 Can't be real. No Teleprompter.

Posted by: Ward Churchill at May 12, 2012 02:31 PM (V9qC6)

11 The Teleprompters are behind that odd black screen aren't they?

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 02:31 PM (BYU6W)

12 what in the heck is that black play pen looking thing?

Posted by: macintx at May 12, 2012 02:31 PM (ucs8Y)

13 Was he selling lemonade...?

Posted by: NeoKong at May 12, 2012 02:32 PM (0d5Yb)

14
Is that my Cherokee?

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at May 12, 2012 02:32 PM (c3mby)

15 Did he lecture them about the gas guzzler in the garage behind him?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 02:33 PM (piMMO)

16 Wait, that looks like a man and a woman who are married to one another.


Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 12, 2012 02:33 PM (7utQ2)

17 7 He looks like a kid "playing president" with his friends.

Yeah, and when the other kids open a lemonade stand, pretend president will take their money and then shut them down for environmental reasons.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 02:33 PM (Qxdfp)

18 "The president's 15 minute address outside the home of Paul and Val Keller on Friday afternoon, drew a small audience of neighbours and supporters - though even his hosts said they were not sure if they would vote for him in the coming election.

Uh oh. .....These folks are probably gonna get the Joe-the-Plumber treatment now.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 02:33 PM (vKg3c)

19
I don't see a teleprompter. Maybe he wanted to make eye contact with the audience - all three of them.

Posted by: Purity Of Essence at May 12, 2012 02:33 PM (2EdUM)

20 uh oh isn't that an suv in that garage. shame! shame!

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 02:33 PM (TomZ9)

21 I cooked a dog in Reno
Just to watch him fry

Posted by: SCOAMF at May 12, 2012 02:34 PM (hO8IJ)

22 Were Travis Junior and Lt Dangle providing crowd control?

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 02:34 PM (BYU6W)

23 damn it, others beat me to it!

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 02:34 PM (TomZ9)

24 14
Is that my Cherokee?

-------

Argh. I just flashed on Elizabeth Warren's great-great-grandparents doing it in the back of a Cherokee. Need mind bleach.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 12, 2012 02:34 PM (6fER6)

25 Even in someone's driveway, he couldn't leave the pomp behind. He had to have a podium and a barrier between him and the regular folk.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 02:35 PM (piMMO)

26
20 uh oh isn't that an suv in that garage. shame! shame!
Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 02:33 PM (TomZ9)


But its a Jeep so its ok. Too bad it wasn't a Ford or a Toyota.

Posted by: buzzion at May 12, 2012 02:35 PM (GULKT)

27 How much did this little manufactured photo-op cost us?

Hell....how much is it costing us every week, for all of his fund-raising trips?

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 02:35 PM (vKg3c)

28 i hope that man and women hid all their assets and burn all their family videos after saying the weren't certain who they were voting for.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 02:35 PM (TomZ9)

29 The couple standing behind him look like GIANTS.

Posted by: John Brownbean at May 12, 2012 02:36 PM (ymH/8)

30 hahahaha, hahaha!

Posted by: trailortrash at May 12, 2012 02:36 PM (xllDV)

31 >>He had to have a podium and a barrier between him and the regular folk.

Nice catch.

And a seal, just in case anyone forgot who he is.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 02:36 PM (hO8IJ)

32 He looks like a freakin idiot.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at May 12, 2012 02:36 PM (DGIjM)

33
This is weak. I'll bet more people showed up at the local school board meeting last week to hear the update on the cheerleader's practice schedule.

I think we are beginning to see the preference cascade....

Posted by: i am mad as hell and i am not going to take it anymore at May 12, 2012 02:37 PM (cgxNI)

34 buzzion, probably right, maybe they will survive the media , irs, cps blitz of hate.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 02:37 PM (TomZ9)

35 It is also telling that a UK paper is publishing this. US news outlets won't touch it, doubtless.

Posted by: navybrat at May 12, 2012 02:37 PM (FdCuI)

36 I think the teleprompter is behind the black screen. Or a midget with cue cards.

Posted by: real joe at May 12, 2012 02:38 PM (lgANn)

37 Elizabeth, you speak with forked tongue. That is a Jeep 1/32 Cherokee.

Posted by: Ward Churchill at May 12, 2012 02:38 PM (V9qC6)

38 18 -

Actually, the husband said he would, the wife said she wasn't sure. Which means she won't. And if she's any good in the sack, he won't either.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2012 02:38 PM (Gc/Qi)

39 What , he will drag innocent people out of their house to lecture them?

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at May 12, 2012 02:38 PM (AWmfW)

40 I am surprised that Obama still does this stuff after Joe the Plumber. But perhaps he doesn't go and talk to people afterwards. That was where his "Share the wealth" moment came up because Joe dared to ask him a question and got intereviewed later where he admitted to not liking the answer.

Posted by: buzzion at May 12, 2012 02:39 PM (GULKT)

41 He really does look very small.

Posted by: macintx at May 12, 2012 02:39 PM (ucs8Y)

42 It looks like he's a puppet and all the animatronics are being hidden behind that black curtain thing.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at May 12, 2012 02:39 PM (tKFT6)

43 Neidermayer, yeah. He's still throwin up the trappings of the office.. if this were "I'm really connectin with ordinary folks", he'd be standing with them talking. No podium. No bunting. Just him, with the people.

It's a half-measure and it looks silly.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 12, 2012 02:39 PM (PjVdx)

44 17 7 He looks like a kid "playing president" with his friends.

Yeah, and when the other kids open a lemonade stand, pretend president will take their money and then shut them down for environmental reasons.

..and then pretend labor secretary will demand that the kid put up a poster on the lemonade stand reminding the other kids of their right to unionize, while the pretend first lady and HHS secretary will demand that they stop using sugar, and the pretend interior secretary will demand that they only buy organically raised lemons from groves that don't exploit their labor.

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 02:40 PM (BYU6W)

45 It's a Harvard SUV in the garage.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at May 12, 2012 02:40 PM (AWmfW)

46 Spontaneous? With that setup up? I don't think so......

Posted by: Tami at May 12, 2012 02:41 PM (X6akg)

47 JEF was probably late and the audience already went home. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Ronster at May 12, 2012 02:42 PM (mHC3R)

48 I just went back and looked again. I can't stop laughing at the overflowing crowd. It seems they couldn't pack them all on to a residential sidewalk. They did, however, easily fit inside a single lane of a residential street.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 02:42 PM (piMMO)

49
I guess the 'messaging' here, is to show us that middle-agedAmerican hetero couples still love him....after he has come out of the closet on Gay Marriage?

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 02:42 PM (vKg3c)

50 Ed Asner in a western with John Wayne?!!!!


How dare he!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 02:42 PM (piMMO)

51 ooo, they have that little wall set up so Some people won't be fascinated with his pant crease, and not pay attention to his lofty text.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 02:43 PM (TomZ9)

52 "We will name and shame everyone of you , like this couple , if you dont vote for me."

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at May 12, 2012 02:44 PM (AWmfW)

53 Is he running for City Council there? Or maybe Student Council.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 02:44 PM (P6QsQ)

54 If only that flag would cover his face it would be perfect.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 02:44 PM (X3lox)

55 Quoting Dave C: "The NYT also said that all three people in attendance fainted." A couple of paragraphs down, article said that all three reporters were okay.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 02:45 PM (CLkAH)

56 I'm calling bullshit. This has to be a photoshop.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 02:45 PM (8qSSc)

57 Ok...who let Ted Kaczynski out of jail???

Posted by: Portnoy at May 12, 2012 02:45 PM (rihDG)

58 The only thing Obama wants to connect with is that couple's life savings...to drain it.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 12, 2012 02:46 PM (N7c3/)

59 Quoting macintx: "what in the heck is that black play pen looking thing?" It's the Telepromtilator 3000, the latest in TelePrompter fashion!

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 02:47 PM (CLkAH)

60 'I don't know yet,' she [Val] answered when asked how she'll vote. 'I
want to wait and see what happens in the economy,' she told MyNews4.


Really? The stupid here hurts. She's really going to wait and see what happens to the economy in the next 6 months and base her decision on that?

I bet she still winds up voting for him because she feels sorry for him.

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at May 12, 2012 02:47 PM (oipCQ)

61 That'd be "union electrician." 67, retired and voted for the JEF once and plans to do so again? That's the union label talking. Even if the reporter tried to cover it up by saying he was an electrical contractor.

Posted by: jimmuy at May 12, 2012 02:47 PM (kSaUf)

62 God...I really hate this fucker....sorry...but there it is....

Posted by: Portnoy at May 12, 2012 02:47 PM (rihDG)

63 The last time Barky was campaigning in a yard didn't turn out too well for the "audience". I'm surprised they didn't bus in some "normal people". Maybe the van was still stuffed with white coats for the "normal doctors" of one of his other faux audiences and there was no room?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 02:47 PM (X3lox)

64 Why the low black wall? Does it hide the low-rider teleprompter? WTF?

Posted by: dagny at May 12, 2012 02:48 PM (JoL4S)

65 9
Quoting macintx: "what in the heck is that black play pen looking
thing?" It's the Telepromtilator 3000, the latest in TelePrompter
fashion!


Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 02:47 PM (CLkAH)

Powered by kinect!

Posted by: Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers! at May 12, 2012 02:49 PM (oipCQ)

66 I'm calling bullshit. This has to be a photoshop.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 02:45 PM (8qSSc)
----------CNN has it too:

http://bit.ly/JkIYol

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 02:49 PM (P6QsQ)

67 44
17 7 He looks like a kid "playing president" with his friends.


Little Joey is the pretend Secret Service agent. He's playing "doctor" with Consuela in the SUV.

Posted by: pep at May 12, 2012 02:49 PM (6TB1Z)

68
It must be a racist neighborhood.

Posted by: lansing at May 12, 2012 02:49 PM (9/NoY)

69 He hasn't started creeping through peoples' back yards again, has he? Last time I got so paranoid I installed motion-sensitive lights for fear I'd find him peering into my family room window.

Posted by: jeannebodine at May 12, 2012 02:50 PM (byR8d)

70 Sorry about the lousy formatting.

CNN has it too, in case my post was undecipherable, which it was.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 02:50 PM (P6QsQ)

71 52 "We will name and shame mercilessly punisheveryone of you , like this couple , if you dont vote for me."

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at May 12, 2012 02:44 PM (AWmfW)

FIFMe

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 02:50 PM (vKg3c)

72 Compare Obama to this, from January, when Mitt was anything but assured the nomination.

This is how you speak to a crowd.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/CityFl

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 02:51 PM (piMMO)

73 What a putz.

Is that black shroud there to conceal all of his loose shit?

Posted by: Fritz at May 12, 2012 02:51 PM (/9E6Z)

74 56
I'm calling bullshit. This has to be a photoshop.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 02:45 PM (8qSSc)


Go look at the source article linked above and you'll see even more pictures of this laughable public appearance. There's even a video with his expected remarks blaming the GOP for everything. Of course, there is no teleprompter so there are plenty of "ums," "ahhs" and dead air accompanying his remarks.

This setting may not be appropriate for a POTUS, but it definitely is for this putz.

Posted by: Slappy at May 12, 2012 02:51 PM (LTbLf)

75 25, 31 +1 If he wants to be seen as connecting with ordinary people he should be standing or sitting and talking with them. But the handlers probably feared that us bitter clingers in flyover country wouldn't recognize him w/o the trappings. As if Dumbo ears are so terribly common.

Posted by: Palerider at May 12, 2012 02:51 PM (ql12X)

76 Erik w #57 Nope not bullshit I checked and he did indeed give a speech in the driveway in front of the garage. All of the news outlets are reporting it.

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (BYU6W)

77 Really? The stupid here hurts.

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She's just saying that to be polite. Look at her. She's an older woman who doesn't want to appear ungracious in front of the President.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (P6QsQ)

78 The TOTUS-directed speech to the elementary school kids has finally been eclipsed.

Unprecedented!

It's a shame the couple's kids or grandkids didn't try to pull the car out right then and sit there beeping the horn until they took the fake dais down.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (X3lox)

79 I hope he holds more of these. He can leverage his likability with these as well as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday Americans.

I can't imagine Romney wanting to associate with people like the ones in the picture. I mean, for Pete's sake, they don't even have an elevator in that garage.

Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (Lz+QC)

80 Quoting Circa: "Wait, that looks like a man and a woman who are married to one another."

Actually, the fellow is a lesbian hopelessly trapped in a man's body. Obama promised him funding for a sex-change operation and shave under Obamacare.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 02:53 PM (CLkAH)

81 pep # 67 ROFL

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 02:53 PM (BYU6W)

82 He hasn't started creeping through peoples' back
yards again, has he? Last time I got so paranoid I installed
motion-sensitive lights for fear I'd find him peering into my family
room window.

Posted by: jeannebodine at May 12, 2012 02:50 PM (byR8d)


ROFLMAO!

...
...
...

I'm still laughing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 02:54 PM (X3lox)

83 60 -

What was she supposed to say though? "Yeah, I know my husband just said he'd vote for him, but there's no way I'm voting for this Scoamf."

Maybe she's just a dopey, lifelong Dem, but you could read that as a threat: fix the economy, or you won't get my vote, and we know he's not going to do that.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2012 02:54 PM (Gc/Qi)

84 He's "connecting" with ordinary Americans. That he's keeping in a packed, two-deep corral some 30 feet or more away from him.

Posted by: jimmuy at May 12, 2012 02:54 PM (kSaUf)

85 The teleprompters are just wide screen TV's behind the lame black screen.

This asshole can't even talk in some libtard assholes driveway without a teleprompter.

Gotta be sure to read the words of someone else or he might start talking about how he misses Reggie Love or getting hummers from Larry Sinclair after snorting some coke.

Posted by: John Waynz at May 12, 2012 02:54 PM (51Nv7)

86 >>"union electrician." 67, retired and voted for the JEF once and plans to do so again?

Guess he's not worried about Obamacare's age-sex-race-apparatchik algorithm, then.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 02:54 PM (hO8IJ)

87 "He can leverage his likability with these as well as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday Americans.
"

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oh for the love of pete.

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"I can't imagine Romney wanting to associate with people like the ones in the picture."
----------------

You should stop now. You're embarrassing yourself.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 02:54 PM (P6QsQ)

88 #79 Desperately lame

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 02:56 PM (BYU6W)

89 79
I hope he holds more of these. He can leverage his likability with these
as well as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday
Americans.



Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (Lz+QC)So, what you're saying is that he can pretend that he is someone who is in touch with everyday
Americans. I wonder if those "everyday Americans" play golf or vacation as much as Mr. In-Touch Obama. I also wonder how many of those "everyday Americans" were invited to the George Clooney fundraiser this week.

Posted by: Slappy at May 12, 2012 02:56 PM (LTbLf)

90 >>He can leverage his likability with these as well as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday Americans.

I want what he's drinking.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 02:56 PM (hO8IJ)

91 It that actually StanJ? Sounded like it should be a clever sock.

Posted by: Palerider at May 12, 2012 02:57 PM (ql12X)

92 It's a good thing that community can't afford a full time neighborhood watchman.

Posted by: If I had a neckbeard it'd look just like Sparky's at May 12, 2012 02:57 PM (/9E6Z)

93 79 I can't imagine Romney wanting to associate with people like the ones in the picture. I mean, for Pete's sake, they don't even have an elevator in that garage.Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (Lz+QC)

So says the guy who undoubtedly voted for John "Thurston Howell, III" Kerry in 2004.

Posted by: Slappy at May 12, 2012 02:58 PM (LTbLf)

94 Next stop - SHAM WOW commercials!! You go girl!

Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at May 12, 2012 02:58 PM (0VkQq)

95 What I want to know is, does this guy ever actually go to the office? You know, to do work and stuff?

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 02:58 PM (P6QsQ)

96 79 I hope he holds more of these. He can leverage his likability with these as well as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday Americans.
I can't imagine Romney wanting to associate with people like the ones in the picture. I mean, for Pete's sake, they don't even have an elevator in that garage.

Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (Lz+QC)

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Making a 'Royal Visit' to the home of his subjects, is not being "in touch with everyday Americans".

This is a staged, manufactured photo-op. ....And it makes him look foolish.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 02:58 PM (vKg3c)

97 I want what he's drinking.


Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 02:56 PM (hO8IJ)


Stanley's a girl's name. What are you, un-American? Stanley has always been a girl's name in America.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 02:58 PM (X3lox)

98 Uh, Staaaanley, you might wanna check out the link at 72. Obama doesn't hold a candle to Romney when it comes to connecting with a crowd.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 02:58 PM (piMMO)

99 as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday

Americans.





Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (Lz+QC)
uh hmm, those like ayers, khalidi, rezko. typical americana

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 02:59 PM (TomZ9)

100 I didn't see any Indians there. But I don't have eyes so maybe I just missed them.

Posted by: Julie (also 1/32 Indian) at May 12, 2012 02:59 PM (LAwPv)

101 Ha! I understood it, mama.

Un-friggin-believable. How desperate does that look? I wonder if they'll make that mistake again?

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 02:59 PM (8qSSc)

102 If anybody doesn't think that Barry feels like he's slumming, he's nuts. All these "elitest" comments on the CNN thread abt Romney when it's Obama with the golf, vacations, private schools in hawaii, vacations, 2700 sweaters on the mooch, etc. That argument isn't going to fly.

Posted by: dagny at May 12, 2012 02:59 PM (JoL4S)

103 Quoting: "I hope he holds more of these. He can leverage his likability with these
as well as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday
Americans."

Great idea! Let's see how that could work...three people in attendance...hey, he just needs to do just a little bit more than100 million of these sessions to reach each and every American. They'd HAVE to vote for him after that. Heck, if he could pull that off by election day, I'd vote for him.

Another advantage to doing these sessions is that he'd be too busy to destroy this country further.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 02:59 PM (CLkAH)

104 as reinforce his image as someone who is in touch with everyday

Americans.





Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 02:52 PM (Lz+QC)

like Joe The Plumber?

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:00 PM (TomZ9)

105 >>Stanley has always been a girl's name in America.

Please don't increase my chocolate ration to 20 grams.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 03:00 PM (hO8IJ)

106 56 I'm calling bullshit. This has to be a photoshop.
Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 02:45 PM (8qSSc)


You're right! Look at the exhaust plumes from SCOAMF's ass and Val's nostrils. Identical.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:01 PM (noo6E)

107 Stossel show on FNC now. He does some really good work these days.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:01 PM (piMMO)

108 I thought StanleyJ was a deep cover sock here, like Mary Clogginstein. Maybe not. At least Mary is clever in her cluelessness.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2012 03:01 PM (Gc/Qi)

109 Un-friggin-believable. How desperate does that look? I wonder if they'll make that mistake again?



****

Somebody is gonna be hung out to dry after this fiasco.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:02 PM (piMMO)

110 >>>NYT describes crowd as "overflowing."

I bet they were. Probably had to call a hazmat team to clean up.

Posted by: Max Power at May 12, 2012 03:03 PM (q177U)

111 Conversation between the couple on the right.
Man: "wow can you believe this arrogant asshole? Btw you did lock the dog in the basement right?"
Woman: "Yes I did, don't worry this scoamf would get his hands on her"
Man: (relieved) "Good I was a little when he asked if we had a dog, and then asked what we were having for dinner"

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 03:04 PM (BYU6W)

112
This is Barky's staged, "Typical White People" photo-op....not to be confused with his "Job Creator" staged photo-ops....or his "Citizen Of The World' staged photo-ops.

I wonder if his Hollywood buddies have loaned him some of their best script-writers?

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 03:05 PM (vKg3c)

113 I like how his real past is examined by Glenn Beck here
http://tinyurl.com/6qzbf7j

Posted by: The Bitterest Clinger at May 12, 2012 03:05 PM (lpWVn)

114 111 should have been "won't get his hands on her"

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 03:05 PM (BYU6W)

115 That guy's 67yo and they still have a mortgage? And they just refinanced which means they have at least 10 to 15 years left. Retirement tip: don't have a mortgage when your 67.

Posted by: slatz at May 12, 2012 03:06 PM (cU7Tu)

116 Quoting macintx and myself: "'what in the heck is that black play pen looking
thing?' It's the Telepromtilator 3000, the latest in TelePrompter
fashion!"

Actually, my bad...the play pen is disguising several televisions set up so that he could watch himself in action!

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:06 PM (CLkAH)

117 You're right! Look at the exhaust plumes from SCOAMF's ass and Val's nostrils. Identical.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:01 PM (noo6E)

Okay, that was funny.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:06 PM (8qSSc)

118 hanging out with just the regular working joe's that just this WEEK HE'D FORGOTTEN THEY WERE GOING THROUGH A RECESSION

maybe some of them still have jobs .

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:06 PM (TomZ9)

119 109 Un-friggin-believable. How desperate does that look? I wonder if they'll make that mistake again?

****

Somebody is gonna be hung out to dry after this fiasco.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:02 PM (piMMO)


They've been a non-stop blunder machine since Sandra Fluke. Despite the Ministry of Truth's desperate attempt to cover up, the public is seeing it more and more each day. Unless there is MAJOR voter fraud or an heretofore unknown skeleton comes out of Mitt's closet (a real one), Mitt will win this.

Landslide a la Dick Morris? Not so sure. Mandate greater than 52-48? I'll place money on that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:07 PM (noo6E)

120 ok FUBAR Take two
Conversation between the couple on the right.
Man: "wow can you believe this arrogant asshole? Btw you did lock the dog in the basement right?"
Woman: "Yes I did, don't worry this scoamf won't get his hands on her"
Man: (relieved) "Good I was a little worried when he asked if we had a dog, and then asked what we were having for dinner"

Posted by: SineWaveII at May 12, 2012 03:07 PM (BYU6W)

121 Well, now we know why WH staffers were plying the presstitutes with Margaritas in Reno ... "How many fingers do you see? One? Here, let's make it a double."

Posted by: mrp at May 12, 2012 03:07 PM (HjPtV)

122 Wow, this looks like a neighborhood visit from someone in the communist/green/other party running at the last minute for city council.

Oh wait, might draw more people.

I know what this looks like. Rehearsals for middle school graduation! The parents are playing the teachers, and O is... umm... some guy at the podium?

/also, couple on right are thinking "I hope he doesn't ask to use the bathroom, because if he leaves any blow in there, they are totally going to arrest us.


Posted by: shibumi at May 12, 2012 03:08 PM (z63Tr)

123 117 Okay, that was funny.
Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:06 PM (8qSSc)


(Farsi accent) Thank you. Now I KEEEEL you!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:08 PM (noo6E)

124 it's not something he can do. Clinton could go to a McDonalds and chat people up, even if he was lying about everything. (Remember 2004, when Kerry and Edwards with spouse(s) in tow visited a Wendy's and Mrs Heinz Kerry wasn't sure what chili was?) W Bush could go to any BBQ joint and talk with people. This guy is out of his league if he's not with the 1%.

Posted by: mallfly at May 12, 2012 03:10 PM (bJm7W)

125 >>hey, he just needs to do just a little bit more than100 million of these sessions to reach each and every American.

I would go. Just so his video propaganda guy has to spend hours trying to remove my giggling from the official recording of the speech.

*giggle*

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 03:11 PM (hO8IJ)

126 That guy's 67yo and they still have a mortgage? And they just refinanced
which means they have at least 10 to 15 years left. Retirement tip:
don't have a mortgage when your 67.


****

There was a story yesterday about a 71 year old widowed mother scheduled for eviction from her home on Mother's Day. Awwww, so sad, right?

Then you read on and find that she claims she was tricked into a bad loan and with all her husbands medical bills, and on a fixed income, they just couldn't afford it.

The mortgage is $5k per month. So, WTH kind of home does she live in? Then you learn that her husband had been suffering ill health for 12 years.

So, two folks at retirement age, one of them sick, qualify for a $5k per month mortgage and now, surprise!, she can't afford it on her fixed income.

Something stinks in suburbia.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:11 PM (piMMO)

127 Obama connects with Americans just fine. His team connects that an American CEO donates to Romney and then claims that the CEO hates gays (which the CEO says he doesn't) and the company sales go down. Obama just loves America, doesn't he?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2012 03:12 PM (FB1td)

128 He looks like a fish out of water. You know he hates this. What does he have in common with these people? With this neighborhood? Nothing. He despises them.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:13 PM (P6QsQ)

129 Breaking news, Gov. Jerry Brown just upped the budget shortfall in CA. to $16 billion.

Posted by: navybrat at May 12, 2012 03:13 PM (FdCuI)

130 84
He's "connecting" with ordinary Americans. That he's keeping in a packed, two-deep corral some 30 feet or more away from him.

Actually, I'm OK with that. I would rather not breathe the same air as the JEF. Hell, events like this make Herr Clinton look good. I mean, at least you'd get a laugh out of him trying to pick up your daughters chubby college friend...

Posted by: shibumi at May 12, 2012 03:13 PM (z63Tr)

131 126 Probably got a loan from JP Morgan Chase

Posted by: The Bitterest Clinger at May 12, 2012 03:13 PM (lpWVn)

132 The mortgage is $5k per month. So, WTH kind of home does she live in?


---------

wow

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:14 PM (P6QsQ)

133 I like how the article says that the Dog-Eater spent two hours talking with this couple about who knows what.

General MacChrystal only got something like 15 minutes of Barky's time over the months the Dog-Eater was intentionally stalling on the afghan strategic review and bad-mouthing the Pentagon in order to weaken our position in the war.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 03:14 PM (X3lox)

134 And a seal, just in case anyone forgot who he is.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 02:36 PM (hO8IJ)


I bet that's how he gets away with this being "Official" business instead of a "Campaign Stop", and he gets to stick the taxpayer with the cost of the trip.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 12, 2012 03:14 PM (0xqzf)

135 You know, he actually looks like he's shrinking even in a still photograph.

The incredible shrinking preezy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:14 PM (noo6E)

136 126 Probably got a loan from JP Morgan Chase


****

I forgot to mention that she's lived in the home for 35 years so..... it was probably paid for!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:14 PM (piMMO)

137 He couldn't just give a casual speech. Oh, nooooo, not Dear pRezident. He had to have his lackeys set up a podium, and a little dias-like screen -- probably to hide the dude holding the cue cards lying on the ground in front of him.

The level of absolute disgust I have for that SCOAMF astounds me sometimes. I don't think I could muster up more disrespect if I tried.

Posted by: clp at May 12, 2012 03:15 PM (pYXDr)

138 >>also, couple on right are thinking "I hope he doesn't ask to use the
bathroom, because if he leaves any blow in there, they are totally going
to arrest us.

When they go to sell the house, will the "Barack Obama Pissed Here" sign increase or decrease its value?


Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (hO8IJ)

139 Barry's going down like Average Joe at a truck stop.

Posted by: toby928© at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (NG097)

140
You know, he actually looks like he's shrinking even in a still photograph.
-----

He looked like that in the photo of the Situation Room when the Seals were killing bin Laden, too.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (P6QsQ)

141
According to the AP article headlined by Drudge, even the Europeans are butthurt over the dog eater's performance:

Around world, Obama's presidency a disappointment

In Europe, where more than 200,000 people thronged a Berlin rally in 2008 to hear Barack Obama speak, there's disappointment that he hasn't kept his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and perceptions that he's shunting blame for the financial crisis across the Atlantic.

In Mogadishu, a former teacher wishes he had sent more economic assistance and fewer armed drones to fix Somalia's problems. And many in the Middle East wonder what became of Obama's vow, in a landmark 2009 speech at the University of Cairo, to forge a closer relationship with the Muslim world.

In a world weary of war and economic crises, and concerned about global climate change, the consensus is that Obama has not lived up to the lofty expectations that surrounded his 2008 election and Nobel Peace Prize a year later. Many in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America were also taken aback by his support for gay marriage, a taboo subject among religious conservatives.


Looks like Presidentin' is tougher than Barky thought.

http://tinyurl.com/7gn3m9m

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (7+pP9)

142 I havehad Jehovah's Witnesses draw bigger crowds in by sub division.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (mFxQX)

143 Oh, geez.

Please! Stop helping!

http://huff.to/IQwRw7

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (piMMO)

144 Fenelon, I would think it's pretty clear Obama is a bully


and has fascists tendencies
and perhaps a thug
but he sure talks perty and has nicely ironed pants or so i'm told.

what's interesting is the things that were hated by Bush from the left,what Bush Might Do, He actually does, but it's ok because he's one of them.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:17 PM (TomZ9)

145 'I don't know yet,' she [Val] answered when asked how she'll vote. 'I
want to wait and see what happens in the economy,' she told MyNews4."

MyNews4 is an NBC affiliate. If she had given that answer to the MSNBC Hackette, Val would have had her mic cut.

Posted by: mrp at May 12, 2012 03:17 PM (HjPtV)

146 >>>He looks like a fish out of water. You know he hates this. What does he have in common with these people? With this neighborhood? Nothing. He despises them.

yes...YES!

Muah hah ha HAAAA!

Posted by: Max Power at May 12, 2012 03:17 PM (q177U)

147 Ya know what? Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at May 12, 2012 03:17 PM (YSyyZ)

148 CA budget SHORTFALL...the little president...HA HA HA! (well...I thought it was amusing for a second...)

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:17 PM (CLkAH)

149 He had to have his lackeys set up a podium, and a little dias-like screen

--------------------

The neighbors must have rolled their eyes.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:18 PM (P6QsQ)

150 That fence Barry is hiding behind could use a couple of shrubberies, one slightly higher so you get a two level effect with a little path running down the middle.

Eh. [shrugs] What do you expect from an amateur.

Posted by: Roger the Shrugger at May 12, 2012 03:18 PM (q5fYz)

151 149 The neighbors must have rolled their eyes.

They were too busy being strip searched

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:19 PM (lpWVn)

152 Ha Ha Ha what a putz.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 12, 2012 03:20 PM (cjTjM)

153 143 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (piMMO)


Yes, let's give Sharpton and company even more time on the airwaves.

Stooopid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:20 PM (noo6E)

154 149
He had to have his lackeys set up a podium, and a little dias-like screen


So? Those things are complicated. I mean, it's not as easy as using an umbrell.....

Never mind.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 12, 2012 03:21 PM (6TB1Z)

155 Has anyone asked if StanleyJ was being sarcastic, yet?

Posted by: Dianna at May 12, 2012 03:21 PM (mKMj1)

156 Interesting to note that this happens the day after it comes out that his own doctor describes Obama as aloof, cold and not that interested in people.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:21 PM (P6QsQ)

157 They were too busy being strip searched

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:19 PM (lpWVn)


You beat me to it.
AND disarmed.

Half the crowd had to be sekrit service agents, too.

Posted by: jwb7605 at May 12, 2012 03:22 PM (Qxe/p)

158 Willow, I agree.

Obama's former doctor says he has "Messianic tendencies" and cannot relate to people. This would not be a surprise to anyone who bothered to look up information about him and wasn't an Obama acolyte.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2012 03:23 PM (FB1td)

159 Quoting Dianna: "Has anyone asked if StanleyJ was being sarcastic, yet?"

Hey, if he was being sarcastic, he should have at least put a "just kidding" or "</sarc>" tag or something to indicate his sarcasm. Nah...he wasn't being sarcastic.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:23 PM (CLkAH)

160 156
Interesting to note that this happens the day after it comes out that
his own doctor describes Obama as aloof, cold and not that interested in
people.


Hmmmmm, sounds a lot like an Austrian corporal I used to know.

Posted by: Mike Godwin at May 12, 2012 03:23 PM (6TB1Z)

161 157 You mean Secret Escort Services, right?

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:23 PM (lpWVn)

162 Dianna, no He pretty much just backs Obama up no matter what Obama does.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:23 PM (TomZ9)

163 Notice the rolled-up sleeves.

Obviously, Obama was there helping change a tire or do some yard work when a few neighbors just came by to thank him for the slow economy. Not having jobs has finally given them the time to reconnect with their families. It's "funemployment!"

Posted by: Adjoran at May 12, 2012 03:24 PM (VfmLu)

164 I still want to know what happens to the homes that participated in Obama's forced mortgage reduction program once they return to their pre-crash value.

Do they get to continue paying the lower mortgage that was forced upon the banks or do they have to refinance at the higher, more normal, value of the house?

Posted by: Colonel Pooteh at May 12, 2012 03:24 PM (w+R9U)

165 Evidently Biden and Obama went golfing after this. You know, just to wind down from all the excitement.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:24 PM (P6QsQ)

166 The New Yorker "cleverly" celebrates Obama's big announcement with cover art of the White House with rainbow colored columns.

It is not a ghey effin White House. This is not a ghey effin nation!

I'm a live and let live person, but that goes both ways. I am so sick of having this shit shoved down our throats.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:24 PM (piMMO)

167 But I'm the Cool Preezy, dammit!

Posted by: Baracky Horror at May 12, 2012 03:24 PM (cjTjM)

168 143 Oh, geez.
Please! Stop helping!
http://huff.to/IQwRw7

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:16 PM (piMMO)

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That is very suspect. .....I'm calling bullshit on that person being "for George Zimmerman". ....Any idiot would know thatsomething like this is not going to help Zimmerman.

This looks like some more manufactured bullshit....designed to whip up more racial tensions.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 03:24 PM (vKg3c)

169 He's just collecting some footage for commercials, which, with the $15M and CGI (donated FREE/in kind/whateverby Industrial Light and Magic?) will turn into something heroic, titanic, amazing, on every channel 24/7.
And then Acorn, with some more of the $15M,will help the CGI people vote in states with electronic balloting.

Posted by: barbarausa at May 12, 2012 03:25 PM (IGzFn)

170 157 Half the crowd had to be sekrit service agents, too.
Posted by: jwb7605 at May 12, 2012 03:22 PM (Qxe/p)

Where are all the Colombian coochie-coochie putas?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:25 PM (noo6E)

171 163
Notice the rolled-up sleeves.


By the end of the campaign, when O is reallllllly desperate, he'll be campaigning in cutoff shorts and a three-wolf-moon t-shirt.

Posted by: pep at May 12, 2012 03:25 PM (6TB1Z)

172 Quoting mama winger: "Evidently Biden and Obama went golfing after this. You know, just to wind down from all the excitement."

I heard that there were three people that attended. Counting the couple behind Obama, Slow Joe must have been the third.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:26 PM (CLkAH)

173
It is not a ghey effin White House.

That's right! Where's Reggie and Kal?! They said I could be the Lucky Pierre!

Posted by: Baracky Horror at May 12, 2012 03:26 PM (cjTjM)

174 Obama: the common man.

Why does Obama roll up his sleeves?

It's where he tests a new fragrance of Axe body spray.

Posted by: Fritz at May 12, 2012 03:26 PM (/9E6Z)

175 Has anyone asked if StanleyJ was being sarcastic, yet?


Posted by: Dianna at May 12, 2012 03:21 PM (mKMj1)


She's not being sarcastic. Barky's zombie skank mom comes here all the time and spews the same crap. No sock would do that. It's serious dementia not an act.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 03:26 PM (X3lox)

176 Interesting to note that this happens the day after it comes out that his own doctor describes Obama as aloof, cold and not that interested in people.
Posted by: mama winger

Ayup. His every thought and every move is cold and calculated.

Forget him being a narcissistic sociopath. He's just plain inhuman.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:26 PM (8qSSc)

177 and as Usual Obama doesn't come off as a Leader of the Country, He blames others again for His lack of workable solutions. Blames them for him not allowing feasible solutions to assist in a recovery, he just keeps doubling down on failed ideas.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:27 PM (TomZ9)

178 166 I'm a live and let live person, but that goes both ways. I am so sick of having this shit shoved down our throats.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:24 PM (piMMO)


Wow! a quadruple entendre. Impressive!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:27 PM (noo6E)

179 How fucking sad

My Congressional candidate spoke to more people last night at the Norfolk, MA public library... and we were debating whether to waste our time with the speech or just go to the next event.

Posted by: Truman North at May 12, 2012 03:27 PM (I2LwF)

180
What's next week's distraction?

a) Republicans hate veterans
b) Republicans are pro-foreclosure
c) How many houses does Mitt Romney own?
d) Why are there no Black Mormons?

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:27 PM (G/zuv)

181 Oh, and for the record, the "J" in StanleyJ stands for 'Cocksucker'. It's just spelled with a silent J.

Posted by: Roger the Shrugger at May 12, 2012 03:27 PM (q5fYz)

182
e) endless updates on what George Martin is doing

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:28 PM (G/zuv)

183 178 Yeah, that really wrote its own illustrations did it not?

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:28 PM (lpWVn)

184
It looks to me that the Sekrit Service whore mongers screwed the flag holder in place just before the event.

The flag holder is inside the garage, meaning you could never fly the flag unless your garage door was open.

Do you or any of your neighbors have your flag display set up like that?

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 12, 2012 03:29 PM (7+pP9)

185 My Congressional candidate spoke to more people last night at the Norfolk, MA public library..


I spoke to more people this morning at the local brewery.

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:30 PM (lpWVn)

186 All Trolls are Average Joe.

Posted by: toby928© at May 12, 2012 03:30 PM (NG097)

187 So, two folks at retirement age, one of them sick,
qualify for a $5k per month mortgage and now, surprise!, she can't
afford it on her fixed income.

Something stinks in suburbia.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse

I'd suspect that they ran up the mortgage (or mortgages) during the bubble. My parents certainly did. Then my dad died and my mom lost her gig teaching at the adult school, and everything went to pot.

It happens. It's sad. But I'm not particularly surprised by it.

One of my mom's creditors was haranguing me, and I pointed out my mom's income; he said she had exactly the same income when she'd borrowed from his company. I replied, "Then you folks can't read a balance sheet, and have nothing to kick at, do you?"

He hung up on me.

Since that was what I wanted to accomplish, it suited me fine.

Posted by: Dianna at May 12, 2012 03:30 PM (mKMj1)

188
f) rumors about Mitt Romney deporting every single latino

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:31 PM (G/zuv)

189 I found the article about the 71 year old woman who's being evicted.

It's from AOL/Huffpo, but it's worth reading for the desperate spin alone.


Again, how the hell did they get a $5k per month loan on a fixed income. I mean, even if they were "duped", didn't they know they couldn't afford it?

http://huff.to/K66lT4

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:31 PM (piMMO)

190 This just fails on so many levels. What's strange is that Obama looks small and insignificant compared to the couple, even though he's closer to the camera. It's fitting.

Posted by: Restless at May 12, 2012 03:31 PM (1bTmd)

191
g) Mitt Romney wants to end Social Security

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:31 PM (G/zuv)

192 Wow! a quadruple entendre.

With a half-twist. And he stuck the landing.

The Russian judge only gave it 7.3, the cocksucker.

Posted by: toby928© at May 12, 2012 03:31 PM (NG097)

193 Quoting ThePrimordialOrderedPair: "She's not being sarcastic."

StanleyJ is a woman?! Wow, am I confused! Considering the fact that the president just recently came out of the closet for Gay Marriage, however, I can see why he/she/it supports him so enthusiastically.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:32 PM (CLkAH)

194 Hey, if he was being sarcastic, he should have at
least put a "just kidding" or "</sarc>" tag or something to
indicate his sarcasm. Nah...he wasn't being sarcastic.


Posted by: Mr_Write

Honestly? I thought he was being very clearly satirical. And since satire usually goes whizzing over my head, without me having the slightest clue...well, whatever.

Posted by: Dianna at May 12, 2012 03:32 PM (mKMj1)

195 It looks to me that the Sekrit Service whore mongers screwed the flag holder in place just before the event.

The flag holder is inside the garage, meaning you could never fly the flag unless your garage door was open.

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Good eye. Not saying that this couple isn't patriotic or doesn't fly the flag at another location in their yard, but it does seem like it's a prop in the picture.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:32 PM (P6QsQ)

196 Mitt Romney wants to end Social Security

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spurred on by that devil from Janesville, Paul Ryan

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:33 PM (P6QsQ)

197 This looks like some more manufactured bullshit....designed to whip up more racial tensions.

*****

And it will succeed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:34 PM (piMMO)

198
Again, how the hell did they get a $5k per month loan on a fixed income


That's over $1,000,000 mortgage - maybe a good bit more if it's a special interest rate.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 03:34 PM (X3lox)

199 it looks like it's on the trim....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 12, 2012 03:34 PM (Ho2rs)

200 This is exactly why the Secret Service agents party hard during those trips with the One.."Risk my life for this A-hole, F-that".

Posted by: Mike D. at May 12, 2012 03:34 PM (0gCI2)

201 184 It's mounted on the Door Casing but believe me it is a cheap set and was just mounted. That particular mount never retains its display angle and people never mount it at eye level.

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:35 PM (lpWVn)

202 113 -

And yet, with everything we know and don't know about the REAL Barack Obama, why doesn't anyone question the validity of the Barack Sr.'s paternity?

Everyone knows who Frank Marshall is. You could certainly make the case that Barack Jr. looks more like Frank Marshall than he does Barack Sr., and yet we're just supposed to take it for granted that everyone is telling the truth about who his daddy is??

Why? Is it too touchy a subject?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2012 03:35 PM (Gc/Qi)

203
h) a revisiting of the story of all those factory workers in IN put on the street by Mitt

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:35 PM (G/zuv)

204 I'm surprised that the JEF tolerated a regular 57 star flag. Why didn't the local Donk party put up one of those Stalinesque Teh won flags with his face where the stars usually are?

Posted by: Toaster at May 12, 2012 03:36 PM (sJKFk)

205 StanleyJ is a woman?!


Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:32 PM (CLkAH)


Her dad wanted a son so he gave his girl the name "Stanley" because he cared that much about the child.

No joke.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 03:36 PM (X3lox)

206 Ya know, Stanley may have been completely sarcastic there and if so, it's a hoot.

See, I know a handful of people who are, by and large, pretty successful. Romney wouldn't be out of place in some barbeques I've attended, financially. And the fact that I make significantly less than one of their investments? About as relevant as my eyelash length.

Most real Americans see themselves not as "poor", or as "lower class" - we're looking at ourselves as pretty well off, maybe with severe cash flow problems. And when and if those cash flow problems go away and we start being on top of our finances, no matter how slight, we see ourselves as still, pretty well off, nothing special, count our blessings.

Even when you've got five stores and are pulling in a couple mill in salary and investments per year. They still say, doin' ok, saving up, counting our blessings, no, not "rich".

Only the Left seems to expect and also act out their sick "class" based behaviour. In their world, Romney or other "wealthy" Americans stick to their gated communities.

Out here in the fields, they go fishing. Hunting. Their kids attend the same schools.

The Leftists preen and prance around, aping their adolescent fantasies about power and princes and European peasantry doing what they're told by their "betters".

Americans just have friends with lots of different jobs.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at May 12, 2012 03:37 PM (YSyyZ)

207 Why is the garage door left open?

Posted by: macintx at May 12, 2012 03:37 PM (ucs8Y)

208 162
Dianna, no He pretty much just backs Obama up no matter what Obama does.


Posted by: willow

Too bad! I honestly thought it was a one-off joke (which is what I get for never checking in during the week, I guess).

Posted by: Dianna at May 12, 2012 03:38 PM (mKMj1)

209 Quoting 201: "201
184 It's mounted on the Door Casing but believe me it is a cheap set and
was just mounted. That particular mount never retains its display angle
and people never mount it at eye level."

I once purchased a similar flag set and put it on my house, and within a few minutes, a very mild wind had destroyed it. The leverage from the flag was just too much for the mounting. Definitely a prop. At least they didn't put the Obama American flag there instead.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:38 PM (CLkAH)

210 Can you imagine the the cavity searches the neighbors had to endure prior to this fiasco taking place. Every home nearby, any and every potential angle had to be inspected. Folks probably had to surrender their weapons. Proof of residency to get into the neighborhood. Snipers on the roofs.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:39 PM (piMMO)

211 If he has to do this sort of stunt to prove he is connected to ordinary Americans, all it does it point out that he in fact IS NOT connected to ordinary Americans.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at May 12, 2012 03:39 PM (KCvsd)

212
Because their garage door is a giant mural of Lenin's face?

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:40 PM (G/zuv)

213 He [Paul Keller]said he voted for the president in 2008 and plans to once again this year.

Proving once again that you can't fix stupid.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at May 12, 2012 03:40 PM (Uh+y6)

214 When banks started paying their loan officers by "comission only".....that is when things started to get very screwed up in the world of lending.

This started happening back in the late 90's.....making loan officers work on comission. .....So, in order to make a living, the loan officers had to make loans. ....Sound lending practices started getting tossed out the window.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 03:40 PM (vKg3c)

215 196 spurred on by that devil from Janesville, Paul Ryan
Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 03:33 PM (P6QsQ)

Wow! My commie wife and mother-in-law are from J'ville. I go there every Christmas. I should blow their minds and ask them to take me past his house!

Ha!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:40 PM (noo6E)

216 The more I look at it the more I know there's a TOTUS behind that prop. Either that, or his pants are too short and he didn't want anyone to see his mismatched socks.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:41 PM (piMMO)

217 Quoting Blue Falcon: "If he has to do this sort of stunt to prove he is connected to ordinary
Americans, all it does it point out that he in fact IS NOT connected to
ordinary Americans."

As if we needed proof?

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:42 PM (CLkAH)

218 It's mounted on the Door Casing but believe me it is a cheap set and was just mounted. That particular mount never retains its display angle and people never mount it at eye level.

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:35 PM (lpWVn)

It's definitely a brand new flag. The stitching hasn't been stretched out by the wind yet.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:42 PM (8qSSc)

219 Dianne, no problem, I have the same problem with taking Kayinmaine srsly, it's so absurdly over the top i always think it's just playing with us to spike comments.


Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:42 PM (TomZ9)

220 182
e) endless updates on what George Martin is doing

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:28 PM (G/zuv)


I'll take producing a Beatles reunion album for $200, Alex.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:42 PM (noo6E)

221 He [Paul Keller]said he voted for the president in 2008 and plans to once again this year.



Proving once again that you can't fix stupid.


He's a retired union worker. He owes the man

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:43 PM (lpWVn)

222 I always thought Stanley was a tool from Connecticut.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:43 PM (noo6E)

223 Heh.

I'm wondering now if I'll receive my daily Obama email or if they'll just skip it entirely.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:44 PM (piMMO)

224 218 -

Yeah, and David Brooks loves the crease in that flag.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:44 PM (noo6E)

225 Not sure what the purpose of this thread is except to show that this Paul Keller guy is an idiot

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 12, 2012 03:45 PM (eCnLg)

226 What's obnoxious about this one is that he had his minders pull out his whole fucking podium, barrier, seal and flag ensemble for the speech. Because he's the President, and you're not.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 12, 2012 03:45 PM (QTHTd)

227 I always thought Stanley was a tool from Connecticut.


****

I've had Stanley tools for years. Good stuff, although my tools serve completely different purposes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:45 PM (piMMO)

228 I can see getting suckered in 08. You vote for this piece of shit now, you've got a problem.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 12, 2012 03:45 PM (cjTjM)

229 He is the Twiggy of presidents.

Posted by: Bob at May 12, 2012 03:45 PM (PJXbW)

230 HE'S JUST DREEMY!!!!!

Posted by: KayInMaine at May 12, 2012 03:46 PM (/Aauo)

231 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 03:43 PM (noo6E)


I'm just making a play with Barky's mom's name. And this Stanley certainly sounds just like Stanley Dunham would have if she were still around.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 03:46 PM (X3lox)

232 ugh.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:46 PM (TomZ9)

233 did i do that!?

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:47 PM (TomZ9)

234 Boy ... that one went right past me. Wow.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 03:47 PM (X3lox)

235 SUV in garage! Tax that polluting prick 'til he blows his brains out! SUV, URGH! !!!11ty!!

Posted by: hutch1200 at May 12, 2012 03:48 PM (N4FmH)

236 This cracked me up on twitter:

JEF, Who Will Soon Live at Home #ObamaFilms

He must be a Moron

Posted by: Whores, Hermaphrodites, and Lickspittles at May 12, 2012 03:48 PM (BB0/w)

237 So I was just going to comment on the flag being hung for the occasion, and the original white flag hanger by the front door, and you guys were already on it.

At least we didn't see any Styrofoam Greek columns.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 12, 2012 03:48 PM (VFe5Q)

238 It's definitely a brand new flag. The stitching hasn't been stretched out by the wind yet.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:42 PM (8qSSc)


Once it is, it won't be there. see 209

This is a staged photo (the only kind he likes) so the person who mounted is just finished and crouched just out of the frame

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:49 PM (lpWVn)

239 OT but the ONT will be hours from now. I'm watching El Dorado with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and James Caan. Mitchum is the town drunk Sheriff. Wayne asks if anyone knows how to sober up a drunk. Caan mixes up a concoction of cayenne pepper, hot mustard gun powder, ipecac, croton oil and a couple other things I couldn't catch. I looked up croton oil. It gives you diahrea and burns your skin. It was used to torture prisoners in the civil war. In WWII we mixed it into torpedo fuel to keep sailors from drinking the alcohol. The sailors came up with a still to remove it. I love little tidbits like that.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 12, 2012 03:50 PM (JKNDp)

240 Wow,

A ridiculous man made even more silly by the staging 'meeting normal folks.'

The rest of the pictures at the DM are a testament to the absolute theatrical nature of his presidency.

And, no, it doesn't look like there is a TOTUS behind the weird podium ensconcement. He's repeatedly looking down at notes on the podium, stammering and stuttering between glances.

What a petty narcissist.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 12, 2012 03:50 PM (ebPtk)

241 Mica is showing Stossel a government-owned building in DC, 90k sq ft, valued at $150M, sitting empty for years on end. Then he showed him several more just like it.

There are 14k vacant government properties nationwide.

The show is titled The Road to Serfdom and is worth watching when re-aired.

Next up, he's hitting up Julia.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:51 PM (piMMO)

242
201 184 It's mounted on the Door Casing but believe me it is a cheap set and was just mounted. That particular mount never retains its display angle and people never mount it at eye level.

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:35 PM (lpWVn)


I don't think so. I blew the picture up a lot and it's on a pretty heavy duty mount -- it looks like the kind you can swivel from straight up to horizontal. Plus, in houses like that the garage door is usually flush mounted with the exterior.

Why in hell would you buy a pricey, heavy duty flag holder and mount it where you can only use it when the garage door is open?

I copied the image into IrfanView and blew it up about four times.

Verdict: the flag was planted for the dog eater's visit.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 12, 2012 03:51 PM (7+pP9)

243 what a dick

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 12, 2012 03:52 PM (8sCoq)

244
I hope he holds more of these. He can leverage his likability with these as well as reinforce his image as someone who [strike]is in [/strike] putting the touch with everyday Americans.


FIFY.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 12, 2012 03:53 PM (l8oYx)

245 It's Yogi Berra's birthday today

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 12, 2012 03:53 PM (eCnLg)

246 Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 03:49 PM (lpWVn)

I'm typically slow on my commenting but yes, totally agree.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:53 PM (8qSSc)

247 191

g) Mitt Romney wants to end Social Security


Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:31 PM (G/zuv)
=========
no, actually Mitt wants the elderly to return their social security checks so the rich can get another tax cut. (As long as we're playing "anything you can lie about, O can lie better.")

Posted by: mallfly at May 12, 2012 03:53 PM (bJm7W)

248 Quoting weft cut-loop: "And, no, it doesn't look like there is a TOTUS behind the weird podium
ensconcement. He's repeatedly looking down at notes on the podium,
stammering and stuttering between glances.

What a petty narcissist."

Actually, he's PRETENDING to look at his notes...he's actually looking at himself on the TV monitors hidden behind the black screen. Still makes him a petty narcissist, though.

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:53 PM (CLkAH)

249 I would never willingly speak to this President after what the palace guard media did to Joe the Plumber. Never.

Posted by: Palandine at May 12, 2012 03:54 PM (g7D8V)

250 actually when I saw the photo, I thought 'hey it looks like a President, only much smaller'

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 12, 2012 03:55 PM (8sCoq)

251 Why in hell would you buy a pricey, heavy duty flag holder and mount it where you can only use it when the garage door is open?Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid

Yes, they planted it there, but, no, it's mounted on outside of the garage door frame.

Also, look over to the left on the column in front of the entryway. It's another flag holder.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 12, 2012 03:55 PM (ebPtk)

252 Julia's story is the road to serfdom.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:55 PM (piMMO)

253 I just saw the Doug Ross post about the "historic first" accomplishments of the SCOAMT (from the 10th). I've only been following his blog since about '08 bit I don't remember the comments getting up to the 120 range before. I really hate that guy and his cadre of petty tyrants.


http://is.gd/5TorSh

Posted by: Toaster at May 12, 2012 03:55 PM (sJKFk)

254 Verdict: the flag was planted for the dog eater's visit.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 12, 2012 03:51 PM (7+pP9)


I'm kinda surprised they didn't really fuck up and hang one with gold fringe.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:56 PM (8qSSc)

255 it really looks like the prick is standing in a hole- and whats with the funereal black foot drapes?

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 12, 2012 03:56 PM (8sCoq)

256 I wish I could just stay here and read comments, but I've been delaying going to CostCo, and it's just caught up with me.

I hate CostCo.

Posted by: Dianna at May 12, 2012 03:56 PM (mKMj1)

257 Heh. Did he change their oil and top up the tires while he was there?

Posted by: maddogg at May 12, 2012 03:57 PM (bIH06)

258 It's Yogi Berra's birthday today

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 12, 2012 03:53 PM (eCnLg)

He's a few years younger than my dad but they grew up together in the same Italian neighborhood in St. Louis, The Hill. Along with Joe Garagiola.

Posted by: Tami at May 12, 2012 03:57 PM (X6akg)

259 BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press
WASHINGTON
Betty White says she usually keeps her political views private but in this presidential election strongly favors one candidate.

As she prepares to visit the Smithsonian Institution and National Zoo next week, White told The Associated Press she "very, very much favors" President Barack Obama in the election.

The 90-year-old actress said Friday she is very bi-partisan and has stayed away from politics all of her life. She usually never says who she is for or against because she doesn't want to turn off any of her adoring fans.

White says in this year's election, she likes what Obama has done and "how he represents us."

Her comments come after Hollywood turned out at George Clooney's home to raise $15 million for Obama's re-election, a record for a single fundraiser.


I'll refrain from calling her a scank since she is probably senile

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 12, 2012 03:57 PM (eCnLg)

260 I would never willingly speak to this President after what the palace guard media did to Joe the Plumber. Never.

Posted by: Palandine at May 12, 2012 03:54 PM (g7D8V)

they did for two hours, i would probably faint long before that from fear i might expose my family to palinization or yes jtplumbered.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:58 PM (TomZ9)

261 BTWW, if they aren't sure if they're gonna vote Zero, they ain't.

Posted by: maddogg at May 12, 2012 03:58 PM (bIH06)

262
She usually never says who she is for or against because she doesn't want to turn off any of her adoring fans.

Too late, you old douche bag.

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 03:59 PM (G/zuv)

263 He's a few years younger than my dad but they grew up together in the same Italian neighborhood in St. Louis, The Hill. Along with Joe Garagiola.
Posted by: Tami at May 12, 2012 03:57 PM (X6akg)


OK that impresses me. Yogi is 87 years young today

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 12, 2012 03:59 PM (eCnLg)

264 Quoting ErickW: "I'm kinda surprised they didn't really f*** up and hang one with gold fringe."

Since it was Obama's campaign money, they felt the gold-fringed flag was too expensive. Now, if it had been taxpayer's money, they would have bought the gold-fringed one and it would have cost $1,254,977 (without the cheap flag holder).

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 03:59 PM (CLkAH)

265 nevergiveup, damnit, i guess if one isn't exposed to the actual consequences of His administering life.

damn you betty white

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 03:59 PM (TomZ9)

266 Julia's story is the road to serfdom.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 03:55 PM (piMMO)


I haven't been around much lately and it's probably been mentioned but Iowahawk has an excellent and yet disturbing take on that.

Posted by: ErikW at May 12, 2012 03:59 PM (8qSSc)

267 @258, my dad, who turns 82 this year, used to run with an Italian gang in St. Louis (he's Irish). I think he's about the only one who still calls the Hill by its old, less politically correct name--Dago Hill.

FWIW, the Irish neighborhood is Dogtown.

Posted by: Palandine at May 12, 2012 04:00 PM (g7D8V)

268 In IrfanView, as Ed Anger said, the differences between the garage door mounted, stamped metal flag holder, which would place the flag just by co-inkydink, directly behind the dufus, if someone were inclined to take a photo of this event, and the much heftier, but out of sight by the upright for the front door, and therefore useless for photo-op use are quite striking.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 12, 2012 04:00 PM (VFe5Q)

269 264 I recognize it as the $9.98 set sold at Lowes.

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 04:00 PM (lpWVn)

270 194
Hey, if he was being sarcastic, he should have at

least put a "just kidding" or "</sarc>" tag or something to

indicate his sarcasm. Nah...he wasn't being sarcastic.




Posted by: Mr_Write

Honestly? I thought he was being very
clearly satirical. And since satire usually goes whizzing over my head,
without me having the slightest clue...well, whatever.


Posted by: Dianna at May 12, 2012 03:32 PM (mKMj1)
People seem to be under the impression that I am a troll or someone named "Average Joe." I assure you that I am not and that I consider myself an avid reader of this blog just as much as anyone else.
I just strongly support our President and I will do what it takes to defend him. Even if it means I have to develop a taste for dog.

Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (Lz+QC)

271 222 I always thought Stanley was a tool from Connecticut.

Yep, good tools and locks. ....But now it's called 'Stanley Black Decker'.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (vKg3c)

272 How does the SS check a Jeep for Christine tendencies?

Posted by: DaveA at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (ZYrSB)

273 Like how the Jeep is pulled up in the garage so the light catches the name of the vehicle. Hey, I saved Chrysler (with more than a little help from us). Like to see them shut the garage door without smacking the front of the Jeep.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (YYyqq)

274 Yogi is 87 years young today

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 12, 2012 03:59 PM (eCnLg)

My dad would have been 89 this year. Unfortunately, he died when he was 64.

Posted by: Tami at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (X6akg)

275 Sarah Palin could draw a bigger crowd outside the ladies restroom at any small city airport.

Posted by: maddogg at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (bIH06)

276 Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra: 10, yes count em 10 World Series Rings and spent most of WW2 in the US Navy

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (eCnLg)

277
Remember MURRAY from the Mary Tyler Moore show?

He played HAPPY on the great show MCHALES NAVY

And, of course, the lovable curmudgeon Captain Merrill Stubbing on Love Boat.
He's a Christian conservative.

He couldn't stand Sue Ann Nivens on MTM.

One episode, Murray planted Sue Ann's fat ass onto a cake. Remember that?

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (G/zuv)

278 Happy birthday, Yogi! My favorite catcher of all time!!!

Posted by: Mr_Write at May 12, 2012 04:02 PM (CLkAH)

279 I just strongly support our President and I will do
what it takes to defend him. Even if it means I have to develop a taste
for dog.


Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 04:01 PM (Lz+QC)


hahaha, ok maybe You Are Right Dianna.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 04:02 PM (TomZ9)

280 271....uh oh, Pixy ate my ampersand. ....that should be "Stanley Black and Decker".

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 04:02 PM (vKg3c)

281 This was a scheduled stop. On the L.A. news, they said he's stopping in Reno to see an ordinary family supposedly helped by his policies. So the campaign men couldn't get a crowd even when they knew in advance!

FAIL.

Posted by: PJ at May 12, 2012 04:02 PM (DQHjw)

282 fk it i give up trying to figure some out.

Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 04:03 PM (TomZ9)

283 No homeowner would have that flag in that position, immediately adjacent to their garage door opening. Every time your garage door went up and down, depending on how the wind was blowing, that flag could get caught up in the mechanism. And it's over their house numbers. Definitely a prop.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 04:04 PM (P6QsQ)

284 Obama's head looks too small in that picture. I suspect a poorly done Photoshop job. Plus look at the shadows and the way the flag is blowing. This was obviously faked on a movie set!!!!1111!1!!!11

Posted by: Some retard, totally not named Delaware Joe at May 12, 2012 04:04 PM (RJ+Yj)

285 230 HE'S JUST DREEMY!!!!!
Posted by: KayInMaine at May 12, 2012 03:46 PM (/Aauo)
-----
Is that really KayInsane?
That post isn't consistent with the level of delusion and Obama boot-licking in her blog.

Posted by: Toaster at May 12, 2012 04:05 PM (sJKFk)

286 Dude,

You should have gone with a soothplover sock.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living.... at May 12, 2012 04:05 PM (VW0I/)

287 First Zero gets the razzie from Putin, then can't draw a small crowd in Reno. And the Demotards think they have the election in the bag. Heh.

Posted by: maddogg at May 12, 2012 04:05 PM (bIH06)

288 Remember MURRAY from the Mary Tyler Moore show?

He played HAPPY on the great show MCHALES NAVY

And, of course, the lovable curmudgeon Captain Merrill Stubbing on Love Boat.
He's a Christian conservative.
----------

I did not know that.

Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 04:05 PM (P6QsQ)

289 Whaddaya know.

A second "sex-grooming" case busted, Nine more "Asian" men arrested.

There's no way those MFers weren't making it about race. This is not just a child-sex issue.

http://tgr.ph/KSF9Eu


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 04:06 PM (piMMO)

290 Here's my overanalysis:

Pic #1 (from the article): Agree with Ace. President looks small, black "barrier" obviously meant to hide teleprompter. Brand new flag bolted to the garage trim...NO ONE does that. I guarantee you that flag was removed this morning.

Pic#2: SUV in the garage doesn't look good. Here's the President shaking hands with people who bought a house beyond their means, drive a gas guzzler and relied on the American tax payer to keep them in a much larger home than they need. Don't see this going over well.

Pic#3: Not even the entire press corps could be bothered to show up. Again, WAY more house than one retired couple needs, bailed out thanks to Obama's "It's not your fault you bought more house than you could afford" program. Does not make the president look good. Oh, look at that...TWO Gas Guzzlers in the garage!

Pic#4: "Nope, don't want none of your cracker coffee! I brought my own water! So this is how you peasants live, huh?"

Pic#5: "All peasants will stay at least one hundred feet away from the president so as to avoid any "Joe the Plumber" moments."

Pic#6: Adored by a crowd of several.

Pic#7: The crowd has grown from several to a couple dozen.

None of these pics helps the President's image.

Posted by: Sgt. York at May 12, 2012 04:07 PM (cGPup)

291
Gavin MacLeod is pretty much apolitical, but he's been on The 700 Club a couple of times and his values match up to most of our values. He's a good man.

And so is Gopher from The Love Boat.

I wonder if they're close friends...

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 04:08 PM (G/zuv)

292 look, don't we all remember how Bush had the podium and the teleprompters set up when he went to the WTC and said "well, I can hear you, and pretty soon those who did this will hear from us."
No? You mean W said it without practicing first? So why does Barky need the teleprompter and all that? Oh, yeah...

Posted by: mallfly at May 12, 2012 04:08 PM (bJm7W)

293 hahaha, ok maybe You Are Right Dianna.


Posted by: willow at May 12, 2012 04:02 PM (TomZ9)


Don't kid yourself, Stanley's a troll. An annoying troll. When someone posts stupid lefty talking points day after day, she's a troll. It isn't funny and never was, which is what distinguishes sarcastic humor from plain dipshittedness.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 04:08 PM (X3lox)

294 Well the crowd would have been "overflowing" as the NYT would have it, and the crowd would have been larger---if they'd offered free beer. Now if I had been in the neighborhood--and the beer offered was a good artisanal brew--none of this Sierra Nevada pale ale horsepiss---I might have gone to hear him. Throw in some free peanuts and a free second pint, and I could have stood to hear some of his bullshit. Or maybe I would have pretended to hear it.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 12, 2012 04:09 PM (6USwK)

295
btw, I knew or at least strongly suspected that Betty White was a liberal dummy ever since she was on SNL and did that stupid lesbian skit.

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 04:09 PM (G/zuv)

296 He looks gay

Posted by: Jar Jar Banks at May 12, 2012 04:09 PM (lpWVn)

297 Oh jeez dear - is he still out there?

Yeah, he's still standing in the driveway talking to Ed and Marge, and I think the Cooper boy.

Ugh, I wanted to go over and see Bob's new outboard motor. I can't even pull out of the garage. And those Secret Service guys aren't fooling anyone. Who the hell wears a jacket and tie with Bermuda shorts?

Do you think we have to invite him for dinner? I was going to fix a salad since the kids were gone tonight - but I think I can do hamburger helper or something.

Maybe if we turn the lights out he'll go away...


Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 04:10 PM (Qxdfp)

298 288 288 Remember MURRAY from the Mary Tyler Moore show?

He played HAPPY on the great show MCHALES NAVY

And, of course, the lovable curmudgeon Captain Merrill Stubbing on Love Boat.
He's a Christian conservative.
----------

I did not know that.
Posted by: mama winger at May 12, 2012 04:05 PM (P6QsQ)


"Always with the negative waves, Moriarity. Always with the negative waves!"

He played Moriarity in "Kelly's Heroes" too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 04:11 PM (noo6E)

299 That would go over in my neighborhood 'bout like Lizzie Warden visiting the Cherokee Nation.

Posted by: dogfish at May 12, 2012 04:11 PM (N2yhW)

300 Betty White is a senile old bag of osteoperosis residue. Who gives a rat what she says? Actress in her prime, nothing else, ever. Certainly no sage to be harkened to.

Posted by: maddogg at May 12, 2012 04:12 PM (bIH06)

301 Kelly's Heroes, too?

heh, I didn't know that

Posted by: Soothsayer, and things of that nature at May 12, 2012 04:12 PM (G/zuv)

302 The homeowner's a retired electrician. I've known a few electricians in my construction career; they're the pricks that always start beefing when they have to share the jobsite with the painters (usually because the dumb sparksters are behind schedule). Most of them are OK other than that; but I've always had the impression they've all taken one too many jolt of 110 volts through the ol' cerebral cortex. A little different, shall we say. Shoulda started using a test light instead of the old wet-finger-on-a-live-wire trick a lot earlier in their careers.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at May 12, 2012 04:12 PM (VMcoS)

303 Commentary Magazine looked into slow Joe Bidens' youth. Evidently he was very quick to violence as a kid. His youth nickname of "bye-bye" is still appropriate though.

http://is.gd/12vCpo

Posted by: Toaster at May 12, 2012 04:13 PM (sJKFk)

304 I love that you guys can analyze the flag hardware.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 04:13 PM (hO8IJ)

305 Having the joy of living in a purple state Barky commercials are already being aired here. I heard a couple last night and aside from my "YOU LIE" response they sure sounded lame. If Barky were a better actor/could memorize lines he would have gone into actual acting instead of politics. Its pathetic when he is saying he has made things better, he can't even pull off pretending that he believes it.

Posted by: Palerider at May 12, 2012 04:14 PM (ql12X)

306 OT, I'm looking forward to the Games thread. Hope someone has found a mod so that I can run over Occupy hippies in a Lamborghini, jump out and punch them in the nuts in Saints Row the Third.

I also have a tank I can use on'em in-game.

And hellfire missiles from a reaper drone. And exploding street sweepers.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at May 12, 2012 04:14 PM (YSyyZ)

307
Obama in front of the garage is awesome. Someone should make a poster.

The only thing better is if a yappy dog off it's leash had run by the podium, or maybe a newspaper boy hadridden by and nailed him in the goods.

Posted by: Sad Dad at May 12, 2012 04:15 PM (QyMDY)

308 Drinkin some wine, eatin some cheese, you know.

Posted by: SGT. Oddball at May 12, 2012 04:15 PM (cjTjM)

309 Sgt York at 290

Yup, two SUV's, and if I'm not mistaken, there is a fairly good size travel trailer hidden behind the plain wooden fence between that home, and the one next to it..
And when you look at the photo in the kitchen, there are Ma and Pa with their coffee cups, and Odumbo with a glass of water instead of coffee.
And those kitchen ceiling lights behind them all being turned on are helping to kill Polar Bears by the dozens.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 12, 2012 04:17 PM (VFe5Q)

310 >>I just went back and looked again. I can't stop laughing at the overflowing crowd.

Can somebody photoshop that big elephant from yesterday into the crowd pic?

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 12, 2012 04:17 PM (XdlcF)

311 Don't kid yourself, Stanley's a troll. An
annoying troll. When someone posts stupid lefty talking points day
after day, she's a troll. It isn't funny and never was, which is what
distinguishes sarcastic humor from plain dipshittedness.


Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 04:08 PM (X3lox)
I'd like to buy you a drink, amigo. We could talk out our political differences and maybe have a few good laughs along the way. You know, like our own little Beer Summit.Of course, according to the commenters here, I'd have to find a way to work that in around my busy schedule of manning gas station bathroom glory holes and trolling blogs in the deep recesses of my mother's basement.

Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 04:18 PM (Lz+QC)

312 304 I love that you guys can analyze the flag hardware.

I wish our flag looked that good. Something about being outside every day for a few years.

But yeah, there it is in the wrong spot, and pressing right up against the rain gutter. If I were dumb enough to put it there, I'd at least lower it a few inches to not be hitting the gutter. But, they had to work fast didn't they?

Most folks would put it on the edge, or more likely right by the front door. We have ours on a balcony over the front door, easy to put up and take down.

At least it wasn't the Obama face flag. Anybody count the stars?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 04:19 PM (Qxdfp)

313 Compare and contrast.

http://i.___ur.com/LZVCs.jpg

Posted by: someguy at May 12, 2012 04:19 PM (sEXZ/)

314 >Having the joy of living in a purple state Barky commercials are already being aired here.


same here in CO- the one that was running recently asserted that while President Lightworker was out saving the world, Romney was

MAKING MONEY THAT HE KEPT FOR HIMSELF

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 12, 2012 04:20 PM (8sCoq)

315 If I had photoshop skills, I'd photoshop Obama and his tiny podium at a mall as shoppers walked by and ignored him.

Posted by: Sad Dad at May 12, 2012 04:21 PM (QyMDY)

316 Hey, does anyone here go to Whole Foods?I know it's a Liberal haven, but wifey is headed there for something specific and I want to know a couple things that the website doesn't tell me. First, do they sell mass market brewskies along with their local/craftbrew stuff? Also, the site says they have a bunch of seafood, salads, etc., but do they have lobster rolls? Seems like something a frou-frou place like WFmight have even in NC. If not, anything else that's particularly good in the grillable meat or "prepared foods" areas?

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 12, 2012 04:21 PM (HethX)

317 >>Anybody count the stars?

49.

Except for Gabby Giffords' injury giving him a propaganda rally last year, Ear Leader's not real fond of Arizona.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 04:22 PM (hO8IJ)

318 Posted by: StanleyJ at May 12, 2012 04:18 PM (Lz+QC)


You're annoying.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 04:23 PM (X3lox)

319 Ha!

The Obama poster project got pushed back another month! April 2nd is now May 21st (same lame illustration), and "coming soon April 14" that turned into "Coming soon May 16" is now June 18!

Boy, people are sure excited to do artwork for their favorite tyrant aren't they?

http://www.obamaposterproject.com/

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 04:23 PM (Qxdfp)

320 I love the look on the wife's face in the picture where Barky is sitting at her kitchen table.

Posted by: PJ at May 12, 2012 04:23 PM (DQHjw)

321 What a loser. He has only a dozen fans while I have dozens and dozens!

Posted by: Mankind at May 12, 2012 04:23 PM (XvHmy)

322 my dad, who turns 82 this year, used to run with an
Italian gang in St. Louis (he's Irish). I think he's about the only one
who still calls the Hill by its old, less politically correct name--Dago
Hill.



FWIW, the Irish neighborhood is Dogtown.

Posted by: Palandine at May 12, 2012 04:00 PM (g7D8V)

Lol! Yeah....Dago Hill. Hill Days....dayum, that was some great eating!

Posted by: Tami at May 12, 2012 04:24 PM (X6akg)

323 Where's the family dog?

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 12, 2012 04:24 PM (cjTjM)

324 324 Where's the family dog?

Burp!

Posted by: Barky Obama at May 12, 2012 04:26 PM (Qxdfp)

325 Posted by: Lincolntf at May 12, 2012 04:21 PM (HethX)

Their prepared foods are good quality but a little pricey. They have some good deals in the meat department, but nothing earth-shattering, although the quality is very good.

Lobster is cruel, so they don't carry it except frozen (I guess it was frozen humanely). I am not joking.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at May 12, 2012 04:26 PM (nEUpB)

326 I've known a few electricians in my construction career; they're the
pricks that always start beefing when they have to share the jobsite
with the painters
----------------

My first exposure to unionized labor was when I worked at a software firm and we were doing a little cubicle switch. We weren't allowed to unplug our computers, roll them on our chairs to the next cubicle over, and plug them in in again. We had to call the electrician to pull the plugs out of the sockets and plug them back in. I can't remember whether they charged out department a flat fee of $10/outlet activity or whether we had to pay $40/hr at a 2-hour minimum. That plant actually used to be a factory, too, which for some reason has now shut down and continued its operations overseas. I'm sure the unionized electricians are either living well off their fat pensions or merrily destroying someone else's job somewhere.

I bet we all have a union story.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 12, 2012 04:31 PM (oS2lG)

327 317 Hey, does anyone here go to Whole Foods?

Actually, I go all the time. Call it the Hippie Market. Unfortunately, my wife is Gluten and Dairy free, so they do have things that can't be had at most markets.

No, don't be looking for general food type items or national brands for the most part. A jar of mayonnaise? Forget it. Impeller pressed canola oil mayonnaise? Yes. They do have lots of other good foods, I prefer the farmer's market for produce, but theirs is ok. The prepared foods I don't do very often, and vary from region to region. The one in DC is completely different from one in LA, or Palo Alto.

One market I like that's still fairly small is New Frontiers, in SoCal and Arizona.

Posted by: Barky Obama at May 12, 2012 04:31 PM (Qxdfp)

328 Lobster cruelty? I always knew I hated the place despite having never stepped foot in one. She's going to call when she's standing in the meat dept. to give me a rundown of the choices. Gotta get something good, my Celtics kick off their second round playoff series tonight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 12, 2012 04:32 PM (HethX)

329 Damn sock.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 04:32 PM (Qxdfp)

330 If not, anything else that's particularly good in the grillable meat or "prepared foods" areas?


Posted by: Lincolntf
-----------------

I think their prepared foods are vastly overrated. And I call them "Whole Paycheck."

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 12, 2012 04:33 PM (oS2lG)

331 Paul Keller you are one stupid son of a bitch.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 12, 2012 04:34 PM (cjTjM)

332 Thanks for the info. all.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 12, 2012 04:35 PM (HethX)

333 I'm trying to picture any other president in that picture. Any of them. Can't do it.

Posted by: Mayday at May 12, 2012 04:35 PM (orrLR)

334 ....Flag placement?
I agree with what others have said about it being put there for Barky's photo-op. .....There is a second story window, above that garage door....which would be the optimum place to put a flag.

There are a lot of other places on that house....from looking at the photos in the article.....where a flag mount would've made more sense. ....That flag was put where it is, so it would be hanging behind Barky.

It also looks brand new. ....Which is not in itself a big thing, since they conceivably might've wanted to put a new flag out for the occasion. ....But the placement right over Barky's head is suspect and is likely stage craft.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 04:35 PM (vKg3c)

335 Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 12, 2012 04:33 PM (oS2lG)

Our local Whole Foods was outrageously priced until Fairway opened up three miles away. They proceeded to get their asses kicked for a year before they figured out that they need to [dirty word alert] compete to stay in business.

Prices came down significantly, so I shop there occasionally, especially for specialty items.

I agree that their prepared stuff is overrated. It's good, but not great. And it is very expensive!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at May 12, 2012 04:37 PM (nEUpB)

336 Is it my imagination or does it look like the garage door will take out the flag if it closes?

Potemkin Village in Reno, NV. Epic fail!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 04:37 PM (noo6E)

337 commencement is boring

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 12, 2012 04:37 PM (Zdvsa)

338 Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 04:35 PM (vKg3c)


Not to mention that it looks like it would brush against the car windshield every time they pull in or out. Could be the angle but it certainly looks that way to me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 04:38 PM (X3lox)

339 Florence Nightingale, Yogi Berra, and myself.
In that order.

Posted by: jwb7605 at May 12, 2012 04:39 PM (Qxe/p)

340 Those digusting old white people with their crummy little house and crummy little neighborhood made our President look like a fool. Ima just take a lookthrough their records and see if there's anything people oughtto know about them.

Posted by: Vengeful Octaroon Bureaucrat in Nevada State Government at May 12, 2012 04:39 PM (8hBZi)

341

I bet you he showered that "middle America" right off his parasitic, coke brained body as soon as he split.

Posted by: he couldn't wait for George's embrace at May 12, 2012 04:39 PM (HOOye)

342 Posted by: Lincolntf at May 12, 2012 04:32 PM (HethX)

If they have what they call "boneless short ribs," grab some. It's the top of the tri-tip (I think), and it's nicely marbled, really flavorful and great for grilling. It's not extremely tender, but the flavor is great. They sell it for about $8/lb. around here.

Or...check in the back for a hobo.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at May 12, 2012 04:40 PM (nEUpB)

343 "I have one of those myself. It looks nice."

I have a flag too. Doesn't everyone?

Posted by: Payaso at May 12, 2012 04:40 PM (vTFnf)

344 The biggest little President in the biggest little city.

Posted by: davidt at May 12, 2012 04:41 PM (ULGz+)

345 " Florence Nightingale, Yogi Berra, and myself. "




Who are .....three people more Indian than Elizabeth Warren?

Posted by: Lincolntf the magnificent at May 12, 2012 04:42 PM (HethX)

346 Not only are the flag and holder suspiciously new, the paint job on the siding and trim is recent and the in the one shot, there's a new looking wood fence.

I think the exterior of the house got a recent freshening up.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 12, 2012 04:43 PM (4q5tP)

347 Boneless short ribs, got it. Thanks. She's calling in 45 minutes and I'm already starving.

Posted by: Lincolntf the magnificent at May 12, 2012 04:43 PM (HethX)

348 Who are .....three people more Indian than Elizabeth Warren?

Posted by: Lincolntf the magnificent at May 12, 2012 04:42 PM (HethX)


Probably!
New post up by the way ...

Posted by: jwb7605 at May 12, 2012 04:43 PM (Qxe/p)

349 The flag and hardware are probably made in China.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 12, 2012 04:43 PM (N7c3/)

350 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2012 04:37 PM (noo6E)

I think it's on the outside of the door opening, so it probably won't get hit. But I would bet a large sum of money that the flag was installed shortly before this photo-op, and will be taken down shortly after.

Look how far the crowd is kept from his royal highness!

Now think back to Bush at the WTC site.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at May 12, 2012 04:44 PM (nEUpB)

351 If not, anything else that's particularly good in the grillable meat or "prepared foods" areas?

Depending on the particular market, they can have some awesome stuff in the meat department. One WF I go to has all kinds of fish burgers, and fish and shellfish sausages! They have good kebabs, marinated meats and things like that as well - so yes - that I would recommend. I tend to do everything myself, so I don't do even that sort of prepared food often. And with my wife - you have to know every ingredient.

Soy sauce for instance - isn't soy sauce. It's fermented wheat with soy added. So I have to get organic Tamari.

On the upside with her diet I lost like 50 lbs, weigh what I did in College and have a BMI of 23. Too bad I'm a hundred years old.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 04:45 PM (Qxdfp)

352 ....I bet we all have a union story.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 12, 2012 04:31 PM (oS2lG)

----------

We're all paying into union pensions.....the Govt Union Pensions. ....Which is money that is taken from us by force, to pay for services that we cannot go elsewhere for.

So in addition to our individual encounters with unions in the private sector. .....We are all victims of the monopoly that government unions enjoy, in being funded by our tax dollars.

And not just our tax dollars! .....Our government is broke, and borrowing money to fund those fatcat union pensions.....putting our kids, and grandkids, into slavery to pay it back.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 04:45 PM (vKg3c)

353

have a great weekend, all.

headed out to pick up my hubby - after 2 weeks of intensive training with the UN (shudder) in Switzerland - I'm gonna make him shower...

heh.

peace

Posted by: don't forget mother's day! at May 12, 2012 04:45 PM (HOOye)

354 and will be taken down shortly after.

If there's anyone near Reno that could drive by that plane next week and check, it would make good propaganda if the flag and hardware had gone missing.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 12, 2012 04:46 PM (N7c3/)

355 353....uh oh. italics tag fail. ....sorry.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 04:46 PM (vKg3c)

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 04:46 PM (piMMO)

357 It looks to me that the Sekrit Service whore mongers screwed the flag holder in place just before the event.

The flag holder is inside the garage, meaning you could never fly the flag unless your garage door was open.


It's attached to the blue trim next to the door.

Question is, why are they not flying the soviet flag?

Posted by: Deathknyte at May 12, 2012 04:46 PM (9T8mh)

358 Kebabs, eh? That's a thought.

Posted by: Lincolntf the magnificent at May 12, 2012 04:46 PM (HethX)

359 Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 12, 2012 04:46 PM (N7c3/)

Great idea! I'll kick in for gas!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at May 12, 2012 04:47 PM (nEUpB)

360 I got stuck in traffic on the freeway behind his motorcade,got to listen tohis bslive on the local alt talk radio station.I wanted to barf. Supposedly the panama showgot a liveinterview, what little I heard I had a hard time believing though. It was a really weird week in Reno. He also went to a part of Reno called Sun Valley which is a tweaker hell with a few exceptions. Supposedly the highest consentration of ex felons in America is that "burb". A huge part of it is a giant trailer park, lots of forclosures in that area too.

Posted by: mydemonsdriveon at May 12, 2012 04:48 PM (jsSOr)

361 OH!!! and we have a legal whorehouse just outside of town.

Posted by: mydemonsdriveon at May 12, 2012 04:49 PM (jsSOr)

362 355 If there's anyone near Reno that could drive by that plane next week and
check, it would make good propaganda if the flag and hardware had gone
missing.


I was thinking of bopping up there with my camera gear for the annular eclipse, and to pick up some .44 special and .32 ammo and maybe a new toy or two.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 12, 2012 04:50 PM (Qxdfp)

363
362 OH!!! and we have a legal whorehouse just outside of town.
Posted by: mydemonsdriveon at May 12, 2012 04:49 PM (jsSOr)


So you're saying this stop was planned by the Secret Service.

Posted by: buzzion at May 12, 2012 04:50 PM (GULKT)

364 That black playpen looks like the one they use for puppy adoption at Pet Smart. I don't want to know where the pups went!

Posted by: Good day for a BBQ at May 12, 2012 04:51 PM (egHP5)

365 "I once gave a speech in Reno, just to see a man sleep."

Posted by: dfbaskwill at May 12, 2012 04:51 PM (ndlFj)

366 The garage door was a bat signal to Reggie and all his other "buddies." Hey, the back door is open, come on in!!

Posted by: Ammo Dump at May 12, 2012 04:52 PM (YYyqq)

367 I like the sour-pussed, crew-cut moustached dude in pic 7. Doesn't look the least bit enthralled with The Pharaoh.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 12, 2012 04:52 PM (rX1N2)

368 I'm hesitant to start up a new topic because I suspect everyone is about to bail to the new thread.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 04:53 PM (piMMO)

369 "I'd have to find a way to work that in around my busy schedule of
manning gas station bathroom glory holes and trolling blogs in the deep
recesses of my mother's basement."

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Posted by: meekrob at May 12, 2012 04:57 PM (x2CNJ)

370 I'm not sure the meth-head demographic has high voting participation. I wonder why Ogabe went there?

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 12, 2012 04:58 PM (N7c3/)

371 Good! Someone is still here.

I just can't see throwing everything but the kitchen sink in a thread about dead heroes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 04:59 PM (piMMO)

372 'kamagra oral jelly'???

What the hell IS that??

And who took the spam filter out to be cleaned??

Posted by: myYbj at May 12, 2012 04:59 PM (myYbj)

373 'kamagra oral jelly'???

What the hell IS that??


****

A new type of sushi roll?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:01 PM (piMMO)

374 So, is he actually running for dog catcher now? Seems appropriate.

Posted by: epobirs at May 12, 2012 05:04 PM (kcfmt)

375
'kamagra oral jelly'???

What the hell IS that??


****

A new type of sushi roll?

I'll be damned...learn something new every day. Still doesn't sound very good.

Posted by: myYbj at May 12, 2012 05:05 PM (myYbj)

376 Maybe someone has mentioned this and I missed it since I went to public schools, but do "normal folks helped by Obama's policies" back their cars into their garage unless it's supposed to snow overnight?

Posted by: Cowboy Bob at May 12, 2012 05:05 PM (V9qC6)

377 I grew up an hours skip into Cali from Reno. I find it difficult to believe Nevada is going for Obama. Yeah I know the unions and the mob ( but I repeat myself). Lots of conservative people here hit hard by recession. And lots of Mormans.

Posted by: small town girl at May 12, 2012 05:08 PM (VIraq)

378 Maybe someone has mentioned this and I missed it since I went to public
schools, but do "normal folks helped by Obama's policies" back their
cars into their garage unless it's supposed to snow overnight?

***

I back into my driveway but no, most people don't back/squeeze two SUVs into their garage.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:08 PM (piMMO)

379 CB, it looks like they park so close to the side of the garage that they couldn't get out otherwise.

Posted by: myYbj at May 12, 2012 05:08 PM (myYbj)

380 Is it backed in far enough to not get nicked by the garage door? I worry about these things. Paul and Val don't seem particular bright in their voting habits, and I just want to help.

Posted by: Cowboy Bob at May 12, 2012 05:10 PM (V9qC6)

381 Barack backs into it.

Posted by: Reggie Love at May 12, 2012 05:11 PM (7bmLB)

382 Is it backed in far enough to not get nicked by the garage door? I
worry about these things. Paul and Val don't seem particular bright in
their voting habits, and I just want to help.


****

It looks like Obama wanted the Jeep logo in the background.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:11 PM (piMMO)

383 It looks like Obama wanted the Jeep logo in the background.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:11 PM (piMMO)

*****

Absofuckingloutely. If it had been a Ford Bronco "Little Mule", the garage door would have been down.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 12, 2012 05:16 PM (4q5tP)

384 Maybe they wanted the Jeep facing....FORWARD.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 05:17 PM (vKg3c)

385 Absofuckingloutely. If it had been a Ford Bronco "Little Mule", the garage door would have been down.


*****

I'd rip the logo off my Jeep before letting his use it as a prop.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:17 PM (piMMO)

386 A dog in every pot and a jeep in every garage!

Posted by: Da Prez at May 12, 2012 05:18 PM (ULGz+)

387
Maybe they wanted the Jeep facing....FORWARD.


*****

HA!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:18 PM (piMMO)

388 I still think we need a photo shop of Obama in his bus approaching a cliff with his "Forward" slogan above it all.

Posted by: buzzion at May 12, 2012 05:21 PM (GULKT)

389 I'd rip the logo off my Jeep before letting him use it as a prop.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:17 PM (piMMO)


I hope yours is one of the older models.....builtback before those Jeep plant workers started getting drunk and smokingpot on their lunchbreaks. ....They've apparently gotten reallybrazen now, feeling secure about their jobs since Barky took office.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 05:22 PM (vKg3c)

390 I still think we need a photo shop of Obama in his bus approaching a cliff with his "Forward" slogan above it all.


****

I have a couple of ad suggestions for the new slogan.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:22 PM (piMMO)

391
I hope yours is one of the older models.....builtback before those
Jeep plant workers started getting drunk and smokingpot on their
lunchbreaks. ....They've apparently gotten reallybrazen now, feeling
secure about their jobs since Barky took office.


It's a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Just about to hit 40k miles and has been a dream. I'll probably drive it for years to come.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:24 PM (piMMO)

392 388 I still think we need a photo shop of Obama in his bus approaching a cliff with his "Forward" slogan above it all.

Posted by: buzzion at May 12, 2012 05:21 PM (GULKT)


There was something like that over at Moonbattery.com the other day. ....Pretty funny.

I also found another takeoff on the 'Forward' meme.....grin-worthy. ....Linky in my sig.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 05:27 PM (vKg3c)

393 [be cool with the addresses --rdbrewer]

Heh, good thinking. ....The house doesn't look very old. I think google started doing those street views about 3-4 years ago.....depending on the area.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 05:32 PM (vKg3c)

394 I know I'm new around these here parts, but why didn't someone point out the Christina Hendricks photos on the London Daily Mail page covering SCOAMF?

Posted by: Cowboy Bob at May 12, 2012 05:32 PM (V9qC6)

395 Google street view gives the same exact angle as in the news article. Bare.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 05:36 PM (X3lox)

396 You can look at "[address --rdbrewer]" on Bing maps 'birdseye view'......and there is no flag by the garage door either.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 05:36 PM (vKg3c)

397 The house is easy to find on google maps. This is a NICE neighborhood. I wonder why he felt the need to"sitdown with them at a simple pine table and discuss mortgagedifficulties"?There's a Winnebago hiding behind an 8' cedar fence, and no flag. Also, it looks like the jeep usually hangs out on the driveway, and something bigger beside it infront of the camper on a 'base' pad.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 12, 2012 05:36 PM (mxnUd)

398 Dang. I guess I'm not so clever.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 12, 2012 05:37 PM (mxnUd)

399 >>First, do they sell mass market brewskies along with their local/craftbrew stuff?

Few things crack me up more than going to some organic/free trade/hippie grocery and seeing racks of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 05:41 PM (hO8IJ)

400 Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 12, 2012 05:37 PM (mxnUd)


It took all of us nearly 400 comments to get to this

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 05:43 PM (X3lox)

401 Anyhoo- regardless of their politics, it is dumb in the extreme to put yourself out there like this. If you value security and privacy, you don't want some moron on the other side of the country "casing" your house.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 12, 2012 05:44 PM (mxnUd)

402 I think we should "Clean-up on aisles 392, 394, 397". We don't need some crazy pulling particulars off the 'Q. This isn't George Zimmerman's house, and Roseanne isn't a cob logger.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 12, 2012 05:48 PM (mxnUd)

403 >>This is a NICE neighborhood. I wonder why he felt the need to"sitdown
with them at a simple pine table and discuss mortgagedifficulties"?

He's Barack Obama. He doesn't go to the shitty unsafe neighborhoods where people with sporadic work history and bad credit get automagically approved for a home loans b/c the Carter and Clinton adminstrations decided borrower's probability of repayment was irrelevant and deemed not disapproving applications for those ZIP codes an illegal act of racism.

He would never set foot in the crappy part of Milwaukee I used to work in, even though everyone who lives there worships him (at least, until the gay marriage thing, and even now, more likely than not). He goes to River Hills, avg home value even now in the seven figures.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at May 12, 2012 05:49 PM (hO8IJ)

404 No pictures of the "crowd" -- or were the two by the garage it?
And yes, Barry does look friggin' ludicrous. But when does he not?

Posted by: Typical whitey at May 12, 2012 05:53 PM (/sohm)

405 Heh, good thinking. ....The house doesn't look very old. I think google
started doing those street views about 3-4 years ago.....depending on
the area.

****

I know the exact date they drove by my house because there was a white Nissan Altima in my driveway. I had rented the car to drive to Atlanta, packed it for the trip, and on my way out of town stopped to look at a Jeep and bought it. I moved my luggage from the rental to my Jeep and left the rental at the dealership for three days before returning it.

November 14, 2008.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:53 PM (piMMO)

406 No pictures of the "crowd" -- or were the two by the garage it?

And yes, Barry does look friggin' ludicrous. But when does he not?


*****

Yep. Click on the link in the first sentence of the post. HUGE crowds.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 12, 2012 05:53 PM (piMMO)

407
Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 12, 2012 05:48 PM (mxnUd)


The nevadanewsbureau printed the street name and the address is right in the photo with Barky. But, you're probably right. I shouldn't have reprinted it.

Could someone erase the particulars? Sorry.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 12, 2012 05:55 PM (X3lox)

408 403 I think we should "Clean-up on aisles 392, 394, 397". We don't need some crazy pulling particulars off the 'Q. This isn't George Zimmerman's house, and Roseanne isn't a cob logger.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 12, 2012 05:48 PM (mxnUd)


Well....we're not the ones who invaded these people's privacy....Barky did that.
....And we're not advocating that anyone do anyharm to these folks.

I noticed that RV/camper in the side-yard too. ....Looks more like a travel trailer, than a motor home. ....Those things are not very expensive.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 05:57 PM (vKg3c)

409 I'd only be worried about the address being posted if it was an event for Romney. Its the liberals that engage in violence against the people that dare to support anyone not on their side.

Posted by: buzzion at May 12, 2012 06:04 PM (GULKT)

410 You know.....I don't remember a Republican Presidential candidate ever doing something like this...going to a private citizen's home for a photo-op.

Maybe they did, and I am just not remembering it. ....But I don't remember McCain, Bush, Dole, Bush I or Reagan,ever doing something like this.

I remember Clinton trying to do something like this....and it backfired on him. He ended up getting all pissy at his advance men, on a hot mic....which all got hushed up afterwards.

Posted by: wheatie at May 12, 2012 06:18 PM (vKg3c)

411 At the risk of Godwining my argument, that picture of top reminds me of the Monty Python routine where the Nazi's were trying---and failing---to make a comeback in 1970's England.

Posted by: Wyjoe at May 12, 2012 06:20 PM (s7f42)

412 beyond the cheesy photo, the daily mail has a sentence that suggests that the couple had benefited from one of barry's mortgage programs.

Looks to me (again from the daily mail photos) that they live in a rather nice house. The guy was an electrical contractor, and therefore lived large on the housing bubble in NV...has himself a very nice home, and some nice benes from barry.

Sweet deal.

My brother-in-law spent a couple of weeks on assignment in NV, and on his off-time wandered into a new subdivision to look at the new homes (500+K range). The salesman said they were all booked up. Like I say, living large in the bubble.



Posted by: rk at May 12, 2012 06:33 PM (2A0SC)

413
"Look to me for succor, sucker!"

Posted by: beyotch with a speeyotch at May 12, 2012 06:35 PM (alTA9)

414 "How much did this little manufactured photo-op cost us?"

I'd say it looks like a $9.95 job.

No Greek columns in site (not good to remind us of Greece), no teleprompter, card table and black out curtain podium - I like the President's new austerity look.


Posted by: Evan at May 12, 2012 06:43 PM (zmvcV)

415 Man Child Who Eats Dog says as re-elected Big Chief he will give you four more years of 1/32 of what YOU want for your life and 31/32 of what HE wants.....
Who among the great unwashed could resist such a choice, such an opportunity to relegate their insignificant lives to assured uselessness?...Yes, just who could resist
the opportunity to give Big Chief what HE wants....After all , this is why we peasants exist is it not ?...to give him what HE wants. PRAISE THE DOG GOD that you fools have a purpose!!!!!!

Posted by: redgrains at May 12, 2012 07:08 PM (TExGL)

416 From greek columns to one flag and a black tarp. (Is that racist?)

Posted by: prettypinkfluffypanties at May 12, 2012 07:31 PM (0VkQq)

417 First off, props for not using an on-camera teleprompter. But if you're going to a state fair style photo-op, don't use a crappy banner. These guys just can't seem to pull it together.

Lastly, enough with the f'n personal ancedote politicing, please! "I just met Fred the farmer, and he told me he likes my foreign policy..." ....aaarrrgggghhhhh!!!!!

/rant

Posted by: Tonic Dog at May 12, 2012 07:42 PM (X/+QT)

418 "He [Paul Keller]said he voted for the president in 2008 and plans to once again this year."

Teh Stupidô is strong in this one.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at May 12, 2012 07:49 PM (4s7w4)

419 Alright who's the wiseguy who shipped Obama to make him look like a pigmy?

Posted by: OxyCon at May 12, 2012 08:21 PM (ur8o6)

420
<i>Teh Stupidô is strong in this one.</i>
Or he could just be saying that when a libtard mike is shoved in his face. Just like the majority of Americans who say they support gay marriage when polled but then crush it on secret ballot.

Posted by: beeyotch with a speeyotch at May 12, 2012 08:56 PM (alTA9)

421 It doesn't help at all that his black pants have black cloth in front of them and dark shadows behind. It looks like his torso is just floating in thin air.

Posted by: JMS at May 12, 2012 08:56 PM (TLs54)

422 There's a guy standing around in a neighbors driveway ... he looks black ...

Posted by: toby928© at May 12, 2012 10:02 PM (NG097)

423 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at May 12, 2012 10:31 PM (7W3wI)

424 Even after Obama being in their house, they are still not sure about voting for him.

Posted by: s at May 12, 2012 10:43 PM (S8baR)

425 Why didn't they just get a large cardboard box, cut a hole in it, put an antennae on top, and he could have given an address from inside it? As it is, he looks like a toy President some kid got for his Bar Mitzvah.

Posted by: Baldy at May 13, 2012 06:40 AM (dnJIc)

426 Heh. He should've brought out his 'special' podium...

http://twitpic.com/2v3nha

(Congrats on the Memeorandum linky, Dave in Texas!)

Posted by: serr8d at May 13, 2012 08:21 AM (P3VcO)

427 Yeah, that was fun to write about, a little something different on a Saturday. Thanks to Anna Puma for pointing me to it, I did not know the story.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 13, 2012 01:02 PM (PjVdx)

428 9
Reno is a perfect setting for this photo op.
Ground zero for all of the stupid policies that made the entire real estate sinkhole possible.



Posted by: navybrat at May 12, 2012 02:31 PM (FdCuI)

I thought it was Fannie Freddie?

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at May 13, 2012 03:28 PM (jKunv)

429 That is just silly. If you are going to have a small gathering of "regular folk" there are so many better ways to do it and not look stupid. A podium in a driveway? Who the hell thought that would grade "A" Presidential optics? I guess they wanted to prevent the "Joe the Plumber" effect by not allowing people to actually meet him, but in the end made it look even worse.

I don't care how many people showed up, the whole setup is a joke! As is the man, but that goes without saying.

Posted by: drocity at May 13, 2012 03:30 PM (DlOWk)

430 I bet you the couple of dozen people were all gay like Obama. He has make believe girlfriends with testicles and Tutuís like Ballerina Rahm the president is coming out of the closet. Kal Penn rejoice you donít have to be embarrassed about getting rolled in Gay areaís anymore. Real teababggers (most dems) get the KY out. No more green subsidies but jelly subsidies are now the order of the day.


Please Check out song called teapartiers I canít hear you at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJfboOindCo

Hereís a verse

The real teabaggers are Barnie and the safe school czar
Your kids arenít safe in a bus or car
Jennings might not report it if their molested at a bus station
lets hope he donít have Nambla take them on vacation



Posted by: JoeAstroturf at May 13, 2012 04:37 PM (B051C)

431 Hey what's that black screen in front of POTUS hiding? Could it be hiding TPOTUS (Tele-Prompter Of The U.S.)? We all know he can't give a speech without it.

Posted by: Jay at May 13, 2012 05:21 PM (nojhZ)






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