Video: Semi-retired president interrupts burger run to issue brief statement on plane being blown up

posted at 3:21 pm on July 17, 2014 by Allahpundit

The plane went down around 11:30 ET, possibly with Americans on board and most assuredly with dire consequences for eastern European geopolitics.

But since we’re in the post-optics “YOLO” phase of lame-duckery, that’s really no reason to cancel a fun day out.

At approximately 12:50 pm, the motorcade stopped at the Charcoal Pit, a popular, established restaurant just north of Wilmington, Del. Known for its burgers and sundaes. Obama shook hands and mingled with many of the diners, stopping at one point to pick up seven-month old Jaidyn Oates, and pose for a photo.

He invoked Vice Presiident Biden’s name a few names, noting to some diners, “Me and Joe, we share shakes all the time,” and to others, “Biden told me the burgers are pretty good.”

Just before hugging another young girl, whose mother lifted her across the booth to hug the president, Obama asked, “Do you give good hugs?”

At 1:01 pm Obama declared, “I’m starving!” He sat down to eat with Tanei Benjamin, who wrote the president a year ago. The president ordered a 4-ounce “Pit special,” which is burger with fries. He asked for it to be done medium well, and to have lettuce and tomato. He also asked for a water with lemon.

Two hundred ninety-five people are presumed dead and the evidence points at Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, who were boasting earlier today on social media that they’d shot down what they thought was a Ukrainian cargo plane. This wasn’t the only plane crash in Ukraine recently either; U.S. officials blame the others on Russian proxies, so go figure that they’re the prime suspects in today’s horror too. (A separatist leader claims they didn’t do it but nobody believes him.) As Julia Ioffe says, taking down a passenger jet from Amsterdam means that the Ukraine war now has implications for civilians throughout Europe, not just those in Donetsk, which means (at a minimum) much harsher sanctions on Russia and dangerously poor relations with Moscow for NATO going forward. And yet, when O did finally step to the podium more than an hour later, here’s the wisdom his staff had prepared for him to impart:

“It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”

Here’s the clip, which makes clear that his “statement on Ukraine” isn’t really a statement on Ukraine at all. It’s 60 seconds tacked onto a speech about infrastructure that was already planned for today. This guy will. not. be. thrown. off-message, even if people are falling from the sky over a war zone whose aggressors have already drawn U.S. sanctions. Exit quotation: “Let’s build some bridges. Let’s build some roads.”

Update: I want to say “unbelievable” but it’s quite believable.

Update: Via Mark Hemingway, a study in contrasts.


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Says “looks like a tragedy”.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Hah, the caption is perfect. Used it in another thread this morning.

Wit is so cool.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Doesn’t matter if the call is at 3AM or 3PM. Obama is not interrupting his notoriously non-busy (with work) schedule.

Period.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM

We’re so screwed. This is like having a cardboard cutout as a president. A cardboard cutout who doesn’t like this country very much.

Darin on July 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM

We’re so screwed. This is like having a cardboard cutout as a president. A cardboard cutout who doesn’t like this country very much.

Darin on July 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM

A cardboard cutout of Darth Vader would be a drastic improvement.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM

To be fair, the Presidency is Valerie Jarret’s job. Obama is just there to get drunk and go on vacation.

tetriskid on July 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Makes me never want a burger ever again.

Brat on July 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM

“Me and Joe, we share shakes all the time,”

mind bleach….ughhh..

burrata on July 17, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The Russian Bear IS loose. Unfortunately so is the (allegedly) American Nitwit.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:26 PM

We’re so screwed. This is like having a cardboard cutout as a president. A cardboard cutout who doesn’t like this country very much.

Darin on July 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM

A cardboard cutout would be less dangerous, it cant sign anything, let alone Executive Orders.

Johnnyreb on July 17, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Says “looks like a tragedy”.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Yeah and I guess Hamas launching missiles into Israel is not.

redguy on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

his detachment from reality is scary as hell. Ace worries he’s mentally ill, or at least so emotionally dwarfed by his responsibilities that he’s choosing to simply ignore all the bad, bad, terrible no good news, in hopes it’ll go away.

MTF on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

He’s not going to let something like this interrupt his semi-retirement tour…

WestVirginiaRebel on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

He’s a narcissist and utter disgrace.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Semi-retired president

Go all in and call it retired 0. Nobody respects or likes you anymore.

Bmore on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

That can’t be right, surely the Charcoal Pit doesn’t sell dog burgers.

Meople on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Don’t forget the spokeshag at state who started out babbling something about Afcrapistan, and was laughed at.

She’s the Baghdad Bobbie of obama.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 15m
ISRAEL GROUND INVASION OF GAZA HAS STARTED: AL JAZEERA

Oil Can on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Exit quotation: “Let’s build some bridges. Let’s build some roads.”

Another Stimulus ?

burrata on July 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM

He’s fundraising again when Americans have died. How can anyone support someone like this?

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM

his detachment from reality is scary as hell. Ace worries he’s mentally ill, or at least so emotionally dwarfed by his responsibilities that he’s choosing to simply ignore all the bad, bad, terrible no good news, in hopes it’ll go away.

MTF on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Yeah, Obama’s only concern is to *uck up America…..

redguy on July 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM

“Let’s build some bridges. Let’s build some roads.”

Maybe we need to bring some Gaza engineers over. I hear they’ve built a pretty impressive bridge.

BlueCollarAstronaut on July 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Events? What events?

“When’s that Vineyard vacation, Michelle?”

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM

People falling from the sky……

reminds me of 9-11-01

That said, prayers to the families of the lost.

kozanne on July 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Trolls, are you not ashamed of this Goof, who’s your chief?

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Because he’s so cool and hip, man!!!

ladyingray on July 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Nice that he took time off from worrying about his lunch to let people know he’s at least aware of the plane being shot down in the Ukraine.

Now if we could just get him to mention that Hagel said to tell congress six detainees will be sent to Uruguay we might think he was still interested in doing more than finding ways to allow foreign nationals, like his own family members, to remain in the United States taking American jobs or living well at tax payer expense.

The six detainees bound for Uruguay include a Syrian man who has brought a high-profile court challenge to the Pentagon’s procedures for forcibly feeding detainees who are on a hunger strike. His transfer would most likely render that lawsuit moot, although there are several similar challenges.

The group would be the largest to depart the prison at once since 2009, and the transfer would reduce the Guantánamo Bay inmate population to 143. That figure includes 72 prisoners who are recommended for transfer, and 71 who are not.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM

I wish I was in that burger joint at the time of Zero’s visit. I imagine it would have gone something like this:

Approaching amiably, looking like I would like to shake the POTUS’s hand. He is seated at the table, burger in front of him.

I reach forward, and at the last moment, grab his burger, pick it up and squish it in my fist, drop it in his lap, and comment in a calm even voice:

“Enjoy your burger you fascist piece of trash.”

***afternoon dreaming :) ***

captnjoe on July 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM

No biggie. It’s not like anyone on the plane was an archduke or anything…

djl130 on July 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Can we just have a President Emeritus position for The O until January, 2017?

He can still pal around with Jay-Z and do photo ops at local burger joints, he just can’t ruin the country anymore. Win/win?

Good Solid B-Plus on July 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM

The borders are secure, our economy is roaring, food and energy prices are low, peace reigns throughout the world, our nation is debt free, and it’s Summer time…

… Why all the hate?

/

Seven Percent Solution on July 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I’ll bet rogerb has a few troll quotes saying the whole Ukraine thing doesn’t affect us.

Chuck Schick on July 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Says “looks like a tragedy”.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Probably forgot he is supposed to call it “Man Made Disaster” or some such.

Bmore on July 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Burger King.

pastorjim67 on July 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Mark Knoller’s last two “not-a-reply” tweets are the truly-disturbing items:

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 45m

WH says VP Biden, in Detroit, called Ukraine Pres Poroshenko to offer US assistance to help determine what brought down airliner.

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 32m

AF-1 wheels up from Delaware. Pres Obama en route to NYC for two Dem fundraisers. Both closed to press coverage.

If you can’t figure out why they’re disturbing, there is no hope for you.

Steve Eggleston on July 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

He invoked Vice Presiident Biden’s name a few names, noting to some diners, “Me and Joe, we share shakes all the time,” and to others, “Biden told me the burgers are pretty good.”

OK there, Harvard alum. “Me and Joe” should be “Joe and I”. I know, I know. A narcissist does what a narcissist does.

Also, I guess he’s not even going to pretend to be on any kind of Moo-chelle diet, what with the skakes, burgers, and fries.

Bitter Clinger on July 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

It’s always partaaayy time for the traitor jihady .

burrata on July 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

A kangaroo would be a better president than Obama. Daffy Duck too.

pdigaudio on July 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

A prank caller called MSNBC and then called Krystal Ball a dumbass.

She deserved it. She thought he was an eyewitness to the missile striking the plane.

sentinelrules on July 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

“It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”

C’mon, people. Cut Obama some slack. After all, there are times when 295 innocent people being blown out of the sky in a terrorist attack is not a terrible tragedy.

Doughboy on July 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

his detachment from reality is scary as hell. Ace worries he’s mentally ill, or at least so emotionally dwarfed by his responsibilities that he’s choosing to simply ignore all the bad, bad, terrible no good news, in hopes it’ll go away.

MTF on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

This is how narcissists act when the People have failed him.

Obama’s Presidency hasn’t failed, we failed HIM. Narcissists NEVER fail.

That is what is going through his mind.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

A prank caller called MSNBC and then called Krystal Ball a dumbass.

She deserved it. She thought he was an eyewitness to the missile striking the plane.

sentinelrules on July 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Was it Captain Janks? Sounds like his M.O.

Doughboy on July 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM

A prank caller called MSNBC and then called Krystal Ball a dumbass.

She deserved it. She thought he was an eyewitness to the missile striking the plane.

sentinelrules on July 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

She is a dumbass. Good looking, but a dumbass.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Forward!

Jack_Burton on July 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Here’s the clip, which makes clear that his “statement on Ukraine” isn’t really a statement on Ukraine at all. It’s 60 seconds tacked onto a speech about infrastructure that was already planned for today. This guy will. not. be. thrown. off-message, even if people are falling from the sky over a war zone whose aggressors have already drawn U.S. sanctions. Exit quotation: “Let’s build some bridges. Let’s build some roads.”

“Bumps in the road”.

Bitter Clinger on July 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM

“Looks like a tragedy” – someone should show him the pictures of the bodies on the ground. What a POS.

I’ll admit – I cried listening to Reagan’s address. Sigh leadership.

gophergirl on July 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Update: Via Mark Hemingway, a study in contrasts.

More appropriate.

cozmo on July 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

But since we’re in the post-optics “YOLO” phase of lame-duckery, that’s really no reason to cancel a fun day out.

More like ‘YOYO’.

My mind continues to harken back to how I described the situation to my mum over a year ago…

We are all on a bus (Obama likes those) and our driver (him) has had a heart attack or something and checked out…as we speedily careen towards a cliff after passing a sign that says ‘Stop! Danger Ahead!’

We are on our own.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

The borders are secure, our economy is roaring, food and energy prices are low, peace reigns throughout the world, our nation is debt free, and it’s Summer time…

… Why all the hate?

/

Seven Percent Solution on July 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Can’t he just eat his waffle burger?

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Oh, it’s a tragedy alright…

Sea Wolf on July 17, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Today is the 18th anniversary of Flt 800.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Semi-retired president

Semi-retarded is more like it.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Prayers for Bibi and Israel, may they win and clean up this crap finally. Happy ramadan BTW :O

burrata on July 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM

OK there, Harvard alum. “Me and Joe” should be “Joe and I”. I know, I know. A narcissist does what a narcissist does.

Also, I guess he’s not even going to pretend to be on any kind of Moo-chelle diet, what with the skakes, burgers, and fries.

Bitter Clinger on July 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

The Moochelle diet is meant for the peasants, Obamas are Royalty.
The Little Mooches aren’t eating like the 99% at Sidwell Friends either.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Semi-retarded is more like it.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 3:39 PM

You can leave out the semi. The retarded is FULLY on this one.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Well,….Hopey is eating well:

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1m

“I’m starving,” said Pres Obama as he sat down to lunch with letter writer Tanei Benjamin. He order a cheeseburger and fries. (Medium well)

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 3:41 PM

On Wednesday, November 5th, 1980, I remarked to a co-worker that I deeply believed that GOD was presenting the US with one final opportunity to make a major correction, and to maintain – as Dr. Franklin put it – “a Republic, if you can keep it.”

We’ve shown to GOD and to history we are no longer able to keep it. Watching this country sink into what is almost certain to be tyranny is like watching a loved one die of a terminal illness. It’s crushingly painful and there is nothing short of Divine intervention that appears to be able to stop it.

oldleprechaun on July 17, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Was it Captain Janks? Sounds like his M.O.

Doughboy on July 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Dunno, but Noah Rothman has the video.

MSNBC pranked by Howard Stern fan

sentinelrules on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Handing their kids over to him — figuratively and literally.

Rational Thought on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

We’ve shown to GOD and to history we are no longer able to keep it. Watching this country sink into what is almost certain to be tyranny is like watching a loved one die of a terminal illness. It’s crushingly painful and there is nothing short of Divine intervention that appears to be able to stop it.

oldleprechaun on July 17, 2014 at 3:41 PM

The post World War II generations have forsaken God, and so God has forsaken America.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

So, who wants to continue to say a Biden rump Presidency post-impeachment would be worse than a continued Obama reign of terror?

Steve Eggleston on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

You know, back in the day, there wasn’t a whole lotta love for Reagan in my neck of the woods (Seattle), but there was still an expectation of seriousness out of the Chief Executive that is just plain missing now 30 years later.

It is to weep.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 3:43 PM

We are all on a bus (Obama likes those) and our driver (him) has had a heart attack or something and checked out…as we speedily careen towards a cliff after passing a sign that says ‘Stop! Danger Ahead!’

We are on our own.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Except that the driver didn’t have a heart attack and check out, he’s still alive behind the wheel, peddle to the metal, wearing a Jihadi go to meet Allah vest cackling maniacally…

oscarwilde on July 17, 2014 at 3:43 PM

So, who wants to continue to say a Biden rump Presidency post-impeachment would be worse than a continued Obama reign of terror?

Steve Eggleston on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Yes, someone who is merely an incompetent bumbling idiot is a vast improvement over a MALEVOLENT incompetent bumbling idiot.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:44 PM

So, who wants to continue to say a Biden rump Presidency post-impeachment would be worse than a continued Obama reign of terror?

Steve Eggleston on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Get back to me next week. Fresh hells are always fresh.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 3:44 PM

I’m surprised none of the trolls is reminding everyone about Bush and My Pet Goat. And, yes, we have to be careful jumping all over 0bama for not rushing to a mic – if this weren’t how he seemed to handle everything. It’s how he appeared to handle Benghazi, it’s how he seems to handle any real crisis: say a few words, but don’t dare interrupt any fundraising/golf/eating/sleeping. (And Bush responded a lot faster than 4 hours after the fact.)

GWB on July 17, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Handing their kids over to him — figuratively and literally.

Rational Thought on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

It’s enough to make you puke, isn’t it?

captnjoe on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I love the use of language with the word TRAGEDY. The SF Earthquake was a tragedy. The Johnstown Flood was a tragedy. The English Patient was a tragedy. This was outright murder.

xkaydet65 on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

This guy is the biggest loser clown. If you voted for this jackhole, you need to be sterilized.

tyketto on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

So, who wants to continue to say a Biden rump Presidency post-impeachment would be worse than a continued Obama reign of terror?

Steve Eggleston on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Not me.

Bitter Clinger on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

GWB on July 17, 2014 at 3:44 PM

They can’t say a Goddamn thing about that anymore.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

So, who wants to continue to say a Biden rump Presidency post-impeachment would be worse than a continued Obama reign of terror?

Steve Eggleston on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Biden rump ;-)

burrata on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I love the use of language with the word TRAGEDY. The SF Earthquake was a tragedy. The Johnstown Flood was a tragedy. The English Patient was a tragedy. This was outright murder.

xkaydet65 on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Barack HUSSEIN Obama will upgrade this to “workplace violence” if it’s found the muslims were involved

Will that make you happy?

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Obama: “Oh, I hate it when that happens. Pass the ketchup!”

Deano1952 on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

wait a moment! why is “the bear” out and about at a BURGER and SHAKE joint?!?

doesn’t Michelle object?

or is it because she won’t allow the White House kitchens to prepare such UNHealthy fare?

(what’s the way to spell the onomatopoeic sound of a p*ssy-whip ?)

WaldoTJ on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

“Me and Joe, we share shakes all the time,” and to others, “Biden told me the burgers are pretty good.”

Me and Joe?

Dear God.

sentinelrules on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

This guy is the biggest loser clown. If you voted for this jackhole, you need to be sterilized.

tyketto on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

And if it’s too late for that, have your kids taken away to be raised by parents that aren’t incompetent.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Has the dumbssa figure out, yet, if any Americans are on board?

MNHawk on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

his detachment from reality is scary as hell. Ace worries he’s mentally ill, or at least so emotionally dwarfed by his responsibilities that he’s choosing to simply ignore all the bad, bad, terrible no good news, in hopes it’ll go away.

MTF on July 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

This is basically where Obama is right now: http://ww2history.com/key_moments/Eastern/Stalin_tries_to_cope

He’s retreated into a little shell and has just checked out. The only thing he’s interested in doing is advancing the cause of leftism in the country. As far as he is concerned, everything and everyone else can go burn.

Doomberg on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

This shootDown, reminds me of KAL 007!

We had a young woman from our city on that flight:

25 years later, Hendrie family still seeks answers 0
By Frank Dobrovnik, The Sault Star

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:58:00 EDT PM
***************************************

http://www.saultstar.com/2008/08/29/25-years-later-hendrie-family-still-seeks-answers

KAL 007: The Korea Airlines Flight Everyone Is Thinking About Today
Filed to: history repeats

Today 12:50pm
**************

http://gawker.com/kal-007-the-korea-airlines-flight-everyone-is-thinking-1606631954

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

“Me and Joe, we share shakes all the time,” and to others, “Biden told me the burgers are pretty good.”

Me and Joe?

Dear God.

sentinelrules on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I, Me, My, Mine.

Obama always comes first, and because he’s the god-king, he’s above grammar.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Dunno, but Noah Rothman has the video.

MSNBC pranked by Howard Stern fan

sentinelrules on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Not sure if that’s Janks’ voice. It doesn’t sound like him. A lot of those prank calls use that “blast of wind from Howard Stern’s @sshole” punchline though. Usually the anchor cuts them off at that point, but Krystal Ball is one of those morons who doesn’t even listen to what the caller is saying and keeps babbling.

Doughboy on July 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Has the dumbssa figure out, yet, if any Americans are on board?

MNHawk on July 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

MNHawk: I have yet, to find that out??!!:)

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM

xkaydet65 on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

The English patient was the head-scratchingest Oscar Winner in recent memory, and I include Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM

I believe this sort of thing falls under the responsibilities of Valerie Jarrett….he’s got fund raising to do…out of the Oval office of course.

d1carter on July 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

You know, back in the day, there wasn’t a whole lotta love for Reagan in my neck of the woods (Seattle), but there was still an expectation of seriousness out of the Chief Executive that is just plain missing now 30 years later.

It is to weep.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 3:43 PM

The sad thing is that there will be people who say we should never again elect a black man president solely due to this d-bag.

Bitter Clinger on July 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

you forgot your sarc tag

captnjoe on July 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I wish I had a Charcoal Pit burger right about now. They’re actually pretty good (overpriced, but good).
But I’ll never have another.

either orr on July 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

The Ground Operation Commences:

Gaza, PS
4m
Israeli military says it has launched a large ground operation in the Gaza Strip – @IDFSpokesperson

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

GWB on July 17, 2014 at 3:44 PM

They can’t say a Goddamn thing about that anymore.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

You wish, truth or reality have never been the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive’s selling point. Envy and avarice are and always have been how they sell their message.

oscarwilde on July 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

This was a strong moment. However, RR did this 4 days after the downing of KAL .

Mebbe BO will do better as more facts emerge.

(I know, I know…)

oprockwell on July 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Agreed, who cares that 23 Americans were likely murdered by Russia? They were probably all awful vile mammal Republicans who deserved to be blown up with a missile.

Good thing you’re around to tell us that Obama’s latest vacation is far more important than doing his job.

Doomberg on July 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM

The English patient was the head-scratchingest Oscar Winner in recent memory, and I include Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Tragedy is being forced to watch “Thelma and Louise” by your date.

Yeah, I got out of THAT loser relationship after that. The only good part in that movie was the ending.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Actually, I’m surprised O didn’t stop at the Dog House. It’s near the New Castle Airport and it’s got excellent chili footlongs on a sub-like hot dog roll. Burgers are very good, too.

either orr on July 17, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Exit quotation: “Let’s build some bridges. Let’s build some roads.”

Another Stimulus ?
burrata on July 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM

As stimulating as the first?
Shovel ready BS.

Closet Optimist on July 17, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Did anyone see his initial comments? When he came within the outer rungs of almost identifying that nearly 300 people including 23 dead Americans might be somewhere in the vicinity of possibly looking somewhat similar to a tragedy?

SO bizarre. He came running out, just like a football player coming out on to the field. His usual big, cheesy out-of-place grin as out of place as an electric guitar solo during a Gregorian chant. (you all know the one.) He then gives a shout out to the person who introduced him. Mind you this was right in the middle of CNN special coverage and after CNN announcers had been highlighting that the Prez was “about to speak” on the tragedy. Then ….. this?

Remember Ft. Hood? He did the exact same thing.

LetsBfrank on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

And with that, this troll has declared it’s desire for the Hammer.

nobar on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Agreed, who cares that 23 Americans were likely murdered by Russia? They were probably all awful vile mammal Republicans who deserved to be blown up with a missile.

Good thing you’re around to tell us that Obama’s latest vacation fundraiser is far more important than doing his job.

Doomberg on July 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM

It’s not even a vacation – it’s Teh SCOAMT’s continued focus on fundraising while Biden plays President.

Steve Eggleston on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Video: Semi-retired president interrupts burger run to issue brief statement on plane being blown up

Allah is the best….

Barred on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM

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