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Ticket photo of the week: Democrat Obama confronts a puzzling dilemma

 

Democrats Michelle and Barack Obama negotiate a New Orleans gate with an umbrella 8-28-10

 

Again, we have a surreal photograph of President Barack Obama in action. This time the confused Democrat is caught in the New Orleans rain with a wide umbrella, a narrow gate and no White House staff to help.

Possible captions include:

-- Was this umbrella from the Bush era?

-- Get me Petraeus!

-- Honey, maybe if you climb up and over the gate......

-- Where the #$&\* is Rahm when you need him?

-- No, I never ran a private business. Senators have staff for this.

-- We need a new federal program to design collapsible umbrellas for tight spaces.

-- Umbrella was an elective at Harvard.

-- OK, so the top of the gate represents 37 million uninsured Americans. Now, if we raise the price of health insurance for everyone up to here....

-- Julie Andrews made this look so easy.

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When one is incompetent, it show in many ways.

"I think if we dig a deeper ditch, we can walk it through."

" The instructions say raise above head during rain, they clearly misspelled reign."

Barry Poppins

Umbrellagate.

(AM responds: Excellent!
We got a couple of other caption suggestions: See above. "A spoonful of sugar makes the economy go down."
And "Barry Poppins."
Any others out there?)

I remember well when he hit his head not ducking entering Marine One and also when he literally walked straight into the glass next to the actual door to the Oval Office...pretty sad; but since he isn't named Bush...one can't laught at him or I instantly become "prejudiced" To me this fellow is little more than talented enough to be a community organizer...he sure hasn't demostrated much else...oh, right...he did win the Nobel Peace Prize (!?).

rainy days are here again! to the tune of happy days are here again.
he is so thinking about Michelle and a future hair rant or maybe he is just daft.

Leave the Man alone; He's just trying to keep his Lady Dry!

keep going Obama ! so funny LOL.

The president's problem here is he is left-handed and the umbrella is a right
handed one.Michelle is very much annoyed as her expression demonstrates
because the pres has the same problem each time he has to change a light bulb
as there are no left screwing bulbs.Life can be a living hell for left handed guys
and even more so if you are also a liberal lefty.Hard reality has a way of catching up to you and biting you.

You can tell the umbrella is driping water on Michelle's back wich explains the
dirty look directed at B.O.One cant help to wonder if a guy who is incapable of
handling an umbrella should have harshly critisized the former pres, for his
handling of hurricane katrina.

Our Dear Leader.
And his supporters ridicule the intelligence of Sarah Palin?

Subject: NOVEMBER ELECTION INFORMATION

“We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one loyalty and that is loyalty to the American people.” Theodore Roosevelt

NEED TO CLEAN THE HOUSE & THE SENATE:

Please read carefully and remember November elections are not far off. It's time to take back our country and pay back our representatives.

The following senators voted against making English the official language of America :

Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Now, the following are the senators who voted to give illegal aliens Social Security benefits. They are grouped by home state. If a state is not listed, there was no voting representative.

Alaska : Stevens (R)
Arizona : McCain (R)
Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor (D)
California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
Colorado : Salazar (D)
Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (D)
Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D)
Florida : Martinez (R)
Hawaii : Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
Illinois : Durbin (D) Obama (D)
Indiana : Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
Iowa : Harkin (D)
Kansas : Brownback (R)
Louisiana : Landrieu (D)
Maryland : Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
Massachusetts : Kennedy (D) Kerry (D)
Montana : Baucus (D)
Nebraska : Hagel (R)
Nevada : Reid (D)
New Jersey : Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
New Mexico : Bingaman (D)
New York : Clinton (D) Schumer (D)
North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
Ohio : DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
Oregon : Wyden (D)
Pennsylvania : Specter (R)
Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
South Carolina : Graham (R)
South Dakota : Johnson (D)
Vermont : Sanders(I) Leahy (D)
Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray (D)
West Virginia : Rockefeller (D), by Not Voting
Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)

SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION, UNLESS THEY DON'T MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO DIDN'T PAY A DIME INTO IT.

I didn't vote for Obama, think he's doing a horrible job as president, and really hope he's a one-term President, but I really wish both sides would stop playing these gotcha games with pictures that show a president doing something silly that any other normal human being might get caught doing in a similar situation.

Got this on Theo Sparks back on 08/31

LifeoftheMind said...

Barry Poppins

Drips

Real Chicagoan doesn't do umbrellas

God Puts Windbags In Their Place
11:08

What a dip wad. And we are suppose to trust him running this country...

He's obviously trying to affix the umbrella to the gate.

This idiot Obama is just why you cant put these kind in office! What a Moron!

He inherited the umbrella. Like most heirs, he squanders it rather than using it wisely.

and they talk about George Bush a man that flew jets ?

Somebody must have told him it was raining!


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