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Patients wait to be rescued from a hospital where there is no electricity or medicine in Otsuchi town in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area March 13, 2011.

Hull Technician 2nd Class Seneca Jernigan (L) and Yeoman 3rd Class Steven Tai aboard 7th Fleet command flagship USS Blue Ridge move pallets of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief kits across the ship’s flight deck, during an underway replenishment in the South China Sea…

President Obama just could not wait for spring weather to arrive.

For the second week in a row, the most powerful man in the world stepped away from the White House to hit the golf course.

Even as his administration and the U.S. military help Japan recover from a devastating earthquake, and as the world worries about Fukushima’s nuclear reactor, the president could not resist taking advantage of the 48-degree weather in the Washington, D.C., area…

Obama gets laughs at first Gridiron Club dinner as president
It took three attempts, but the Gridiron Club — a vestige of swampland-era Washington — finally got President Obama to show up for their annual dinner Saturday night. And yet what did they get? No respect, we tell you — no respect!

How exciting, the president told the 650 guests at the downtown Renaissance Hotel, to be meeting at a time when great change is sweeping the world…
…The more memorable musical moment may have come when the Marine Band struck up “Hail to the Chief” to welcome the president.

Obama waved them off: “Play that song we talked about,” he ordered.

And they did: “Born in the U.S.A.”


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24 Comments!

  1. Merovign
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 1:16 am |

    Dickest President Ever.

  2. Gwillie
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 2:50 am |

    Just couldn’t resist could he, The man is an ass (I spelled it out to show I mean it) What ever you do DON’T give that man a fiddle.

  3. DoubleU
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 4:01 am |

    They played “Born in the USA” just to tweak all the birfers. The asshole may be clueless and have no class but he knows how to tweak his opposition.

  4. Posted March 13, 2011 at 5:07 am |

    He has a good sense of humor. If he’s winning.

  5. DoubleU
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 5:49 am |

    I was finally able to actually speak to my niece, she is living south-west of Tokyo and didn’t experience anything. Some her co-workers asked her if she felt the slight shake but she didn’t. She said Tokyo lost power for a while, had transportation problems but for the most part things are back to normal there. For her area of Japan life continues as normal. She was checking her voice mail and using Skype to call. She said that is very “Japanese like”, no matter how bad things are, life can still and will go on. Her school had normal graduation on Friday, everyone was excited, the mayor of the town came and spoke to the class.
    She was asked and will be in charge of helping other JET (Japanese English Teachers) in the earthquake zone of Japan temporarily relocate to her area. She also said that she feels the news we are getting is probably over blown and that damage is severe but in a limited area. The news she is getting could be filtered or she just didn’t want to worry the family. She didn’t seem to be too worried about the nuclear problems at this time. Aid is coming in from China, Korea as well as the USA.
    Yes things are bad and your thoughts and prayers should be with these people. All of Japan is not in trouble but they were hit hard.

  6. geezerette
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 6:26 am |

    We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan– if this happened in Detroit or Chicago I doubt if our daily lives would be affected–except for watching it on the news and feeling bad for everyone— and not believing half of what you were told on the news by the so called reporters–

  7. Steve In Tulsa
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 6:28 am |

    I wonder if Obama even drags his ass out of bed before noon on Sunday? He sure is great at abusing our relationships with our allies. He hasn’t even noticed the tsunami yet. We should have a carrier group there already because we know it can be useful and it is a safe bet the Japanese will allow us to help (unlike Blanco and Nagin in Nawlins)

  8. The Digital Hairshirt
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 7:00 am |

    Seriously, just fuck him. Bush stopped playing golf in 2003, saying it wasn’t fitting for him to do so during wartime. The Obamas have proven themselves to be the most classless people ever to occupy the White House. Yes, there have been scum in there before but even JFK knew to keep his proclivities quiet.

  9. Posted March 13, 2011 at 7:46 am |

    “…Marine Band struck up “Hail to the Chief” to welcome the president.

    Obama waved them off: “Play that song we talked about,”…”

    Quintessential example of the complete and utter LACK of even an iota of comprehension of the concept of The Office. — or that anything on the f’n planet is bigger than he is.

    Kadaffy Jr.

  10. Posted March 13, 2011 at 7:55 am |

    Better choice of song would have been “Hit the Road, Jack.”

  11. DoubleU
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 8:01 am |

  12. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 8:11 am |

    Nothing is beneath this asshole.

  13. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 8:33 am |

    I really despise that man, I would not spit on him if he were on fire.
    I would> check for a gas can nearby, though.

  14. Posted March 13, 2011 at 8:54 am |

    Is it just me or has the span of time from January 20, 2009 until March 13, 2011 seemed more like a decade than just a little over two years?

  15. DougM
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 9:06 am |

    Better theme song.

    Oh, yeah, the lyrics to BORN IN THE USA:
    Born down in a dead man’s town
    The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
    You end up like a dog that’s been beat too much
    Until you spend half your life just covering up

    Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
    I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

    Got in a little hometown jam
    So they put a rifle in my hand
    Sent me off to a foreign land
    To go and kill the yellow man

    Born in the U.S.A. . . .

    Come back home to the refinery
    Hiring man said, “Son if it was up to me”
    Went down to see my V.A. man
    He said, “Son, don’t you understand”

    I had a brother at Khe Sahn
    Fighting off the Viet Cong
    They’re still there, he’s all gone

    He had a woman he loved in Saigon
    I got a picture of him in her arms now

    Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
    Out by the gas fires of the refinery
    I’m ten years burning down the road
    Nowhere to run, ain’t got nowhere to go

    Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A., I’m a long gone daddy in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A., I’m a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

  16. geezerette
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 9:15 am |

    He deserves to play golf– he’s had many things to contend with– poor guy– so much to do– so many parties to go to–

  17. Posted March 13, 2011 at 9:43 am |

    And don’t forget that he found time to kick off his “anti-bullying” campaign, saying that as a child he was bullied for having big ears and a funny name. And a teleprompter.

  18. apotheosis
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 10:18 am |

    “Profoundly unserious” is about as good a description for this motherfucker as can be imagined.

  19. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm |

    If President Putz keeps doing all this crap, and yet the drooling masses still hold him in high esteem, then they deserve the enslavement, beatings, torture, and death that will come upon them.
    I have no pity for the terminally stupid.

  20. Claire, Ideologically Stubborn Heatist Ruralite
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm |

    “as a child he was bullied for having big ears and a funny name. “

    Barry Stanley is a funny name?

    Or did they “bully him” at Colombia when he changed it to what it is now?

    [srsly: he thinks he can make up any old thing and the moron-rednecks will buy it, eh? Or he buys it as he says it... which is worse, yet...]

  21. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm |

    [srsly: he thinks he can make up any old thing and the moron-rednecks will buy it, eh? Or he buys it as he says it... which is worse, yet...]

    Would that make him a pathological putz?

  22. geezerette
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm |

    Mirror Mirror on the wall
    who has the biggest ears of all?
    You have big ears of fame
    and a funny name.

  23. ZZMike
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm |

    Interview with nuclear plant manager:

    A: “And so you can see that we have a very good disaster recovery system. We have backup pumps that can run for days and days.”

    Q: “Where does the electricity come from, to power the pumps?”

    A: “We have great big generators that can run for days and days.”

    Q: “What happens if the generators fail?”

    A: “No worries, that couldn’t happen.”

    And there they go again, the evil empire of the world, subjugator of natiions, wrecker of countries, sending the 7th Fleet to Japan with kilotons of aid supplies.

    I wonder when the Russian and Chinese aid ships and planes will arrive. Just askin’.

    Obama’s motto:

    “When the going gets tough,
    the tough go golfing.”

  24. TheOldMan
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 10:32 am |

    The UN will arrive soon with several aircraft carriers which can each provide tens of thousands of gallons of fresh water every day, several top notch medical facilities, helicopters, thousands of highly disciplined and organized personel,…oh I just have to stop before I break a rib laughing.