* Bumped Up *

Instead of paying for a “Teleprompter Coach” for the White House might be an actual, honest-to-goodness protocol officer. Someone who knows protocol or can at least familiarize themselves, and thus the president, before a State function in another country.

Seriously. What is wrong with Obama? You may have seen his faux pas at the State Dinner with the Queen the other night when he continued blathering on after asking everyone to rise – once the Queen is standing, the anthem is played. But watch closely at the 3:36 mark (or so). She has to tell Obama to put down his damn glass (H/t to Creeper00):

Sigh.

And notecards? Really, Obama? If you are SO damn smart, like your minions keep telling us you are, you cannot remember 3 1/2 minutes of a TOAST? Hell, Bill Clinton recited his entire State of the Union address when his teleprompter went out early on, and you can’t remember a little quote from Churchill? Good grief.

If only this was the FIRST breach of protocol and decorum, but it is not. It is a continuing series of breaches by this Administration (remember the box of dvds for Prime Minister Gordon Brown as an Official State Gift? The iPod loaded with Obama’s speeches for the Queen?). But hey, that’s what happens when you surround yourself with people like this:

(Photo credit to FamousDC.com)

Yep, those are a bunch of White House Staffers at a Georgetown bar winding down. Just to give you some context, this was taken at the height of the BP oil spill.

And in case you forgot, one of the guys above, is Jon Favreau, the Chief White House Speechwriter. You know, the guy on the left:

Yeah. That’s the kind of people we have in the White House.

You know, we have a saying down South – when you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. It’s one thing when you do that in your personal life, but quite another when you are representing the United States of America. To be so completely clueless when dealing with foreign heads of states is inexcusable. But that’s what happens when you are clueless, and then surround yourself with a bunch of know-nothings who are just too cool to bother with manners or decorum.

Not for nothing, but royalty have been around for quite some time – centuries, in fact – and there are set rules for how one conducts oneself while in their company. It is incumbent upon the president, and his Administration, to know these rules. Maybe instead of playing a little ping pong himself while hanging out in the UK, Obama could have familiarized himself with the basic rules of a State Dinner in the UK. Just a thought.

And hey, that suggestion was free of charge, Obama.

  • Concerned

    You know…after watching it for a 2nd time, it struck me!

    This scene could’ve come right out of naked gun or hot shots and the second I realised that, the truth hit me:

    Obama: The Presidential Parody.

    Dang. I gotta write me a book now 😀 

    • kinthenorthwest

      Now you know why I thought it had been a doctored video when I first saw it..
      Was I shocked that anyone could be taht dumb to talk through a country’s national athemn, especially someone that is the head of a country…

  • creeper

    Transporting the pResident and his entourage all over Europe–$millions
    Prom gowns for the FLINO–$thousands
    Watching the worst president evah get taken to the woodshed by the Queen of England–Priceless!

  • PssttCmere

    O/T…..Corsi’s Birther Book soars to No. 6 on Best Seller List

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/31/birther-book-soars/#more-161615

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

  • HELENK

    they have to start Lorena Bobbitt classes in Egypt. That is the only thing these sicko bastards will understand.
    If this is an arab spring, god help the women for the rest of the year.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2011/05/30/egypt-general-confir.html

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  • HELENK

    A trailer for a documentary being released in November
    HONOR FLIGHT

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/05/30/video-nearly-4-million-views-for-honor-flight-film-project/

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  • HELENK

    May 31 2008
    today is the third anniversary of a death and a birth.
    the day the real democratic party died, from cheating and fraud
     
    the day Party Unity My Ass was born in protest.

    Many Americans woke up that day, and have been more aware and involved on what goes on in this country.
    No longer silent, but standing up and speaking out.
    Many chose country before party and always do so in the future

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE CHATTERING PEOPLE RULE

    • maggie

      Thanks for reminding us Helen.  I became a PUMA that day.  I second you, country before party always.

      • susiepuma

        Me too – was also the same day I became an Independent and vowed to never vote for another Dem for the rest of my life (since I’m 66 – that probably doesn’t mean too much but whatever)

  • FlBreeze

    Obama’s decision to play golf on
    Memorial Day
    was disrespectful and hardly presidential

    Telegraph [UK],
    by Nile Gardiner
    5/31/2011

    Can you imagine David Cameron enjoying a round of golf on Remembrance Sunday?

    [Snip]Above all, it would be viewed as an act of extremely bad taste on a day when the nation remembers and mourns her war dead. I can’t imagine the PM even considering it, and I’m sure his advisers would be horrified at the idea. And if the prime minister ever did play golf on such a sacrosanct day he would be given a massive drubbing by the British press, and it would never be repeated. Contrast this with President Obama’s decision to play golf yesterday, Memorial Day,

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/n

    • $11298322

      Why is the obvious so lost on this man and his advisors. As the piece says: “President George W. Bush stopped playing golf out of respect for the families of Iraq War dead. This demonstrated not only good judgment but humility and respect for the men and women who keep America safe.”

      This man is so consumed with his own aura that he has no regard for how he is actually viewed.

      After reading that Gallup Poll on how the military has no respect for him one would think that he would be more careful about his public perception. Certainly enough to avoid a faux pas on of all days – Memorial Day?!

      He is making it harder and harder for liberal media to continue this false narrative that he is unbeatable. This guy can be beaten by anyone.

  • creeper

    I think in many cases the Obamas’ anti-social behavior is a deliberate thumbing of the nose…an in-your-face flouting of normal conventions.  They know what they should be doing but they’re making a statement by refusing to do it.  The message in that statement comes through all too clearly…”Fuck you.  We’ll do as we please.”

    • Concerned

      I think you give him too much credit. I’m +ve that idiot has no idea. Like RRRA, I’m appalled that he’s reading notecards…but not surprised. That guy’s an idiot of the highest order. The one thing where he’s truly unparralleled.

      • FlBreeze

        You may have a point, Concerned…..

        I remember how truly amazed he was when he
        realized we were not at all happy about the things
        he “had accomplished” and said so.

  • Guest

    Oh. So ugly. 

    They’re just ugly. They’re so contemptuous, so disrespectful, so lazy, so crass. Really. It’s a huge embarrassment to this nation to have such a feckless adolescent masquerading as our President. 

    Ugh. 

    Thomas Sowell has a good article posted at RCP this morning, that relates. The full article is really good, but I’ll just post the last sentence or two:

    “Despite a carefully choreographed image of affability and cool, Barack Obama’s decisions and appointments as President betray an alienation from the values and the people of this country that are too disturbing to be answered by showing his birth certificate.Too many of his appointees exhibit a similar alienation, including Attorney General Eric Holder, under whom the Dept. of Justice could more accurately be described as the Dept. of Payback. 

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/05/31/seductive_beliefs_110016-full.html

    • $11298322

      “Department of Payback”

      Didn’t Richard Nixon and John Mitchell get into a bit of trouble over the same misuse of the Justice Department?

      Where is Darrell Issa and committees to investigate the Justice Department?

    • They’re just ugly. They’re so contemptuous, so disrespectful, so lazy,
      so crass. Really. It’s a huge embarrassment to this nation to have such a
      feckless adolescent masquerading as our President.
      =================
      I could not have said it better myself. They have no couth, no refinement, and no discernment. They’re walking, talking egos lacking any sort of social graces. I, me, mine is all they know and all they care about.

  • sowsear

    Where your money is going next…..
    (“Social Justice” for African descendants)
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/un-backed-summit-seeks-social-justice-af

    • (“Social Justice” for African descendants)
      ===============
      Perhaps they should get that from their ancestors or, better, the Arabs. They have bootstraps and legacy bootstraps from which they can pull themselves up and stop relying on the West to mend mostly self-inflicted woes. At some point, they must be held accountable for their own actions.

  • FlBreeze

    Who cares in the MiddleEast what Obama says?

    Independent (UK),
    by Robert Fisk
    5/30/2011

    This month, in the Middle East, has seen the unmaking
    of the President of the United States. More than that, it has witnessed the lowest prestige of America in the region since Roosevelt met King Abdul Aziz on the USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake in 1945. While Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu played out their farce in Washington – Obama grovelling as usual – the Arabs got on with the serious business of changing their world, demonstrating and fighting and dying for freedoms they have never possessed. Obama waffled on about change in the Middle East –

    http://www.independent.co.uk/o

  • FlBreeze

    Why Herman Cain Could Become
    America’s First Black President

    Yahoo News,
    by Sevastian Winters
    5/30/2011

    After Barack Obama, America’s first African American
    president, is America now prepared to vote its first black president into office? This week, the Republicans’ best shot for a presidential win, staunch conservative Herman Cain, takes to the campaign trail. After an impressive showing in the first debate amongst GOP hopefuls, Cain, rather than Romney or Gingrich, could be the one to beat in 2012 — a true black man. To clarify,
    being black in America is not about the color of one’s skin or the curl of one’s natural hair, though part of it. It is about a shared history…..

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/201

    • Concerned

      Sigh. Can we move past race being the deciding factor already?

      If bringing up the race card is the best Cain’s supporters can do, I’d highly recommend they go back to the drawing board. For one, Cain doesn’t need to bank on the authenticity of his “black cred” to beat Obama and this bullshit “vote for me because I’m a true black man” is just gonna backfire on an electorate that’s SICK and TIRED of anything that involves RACE.

      Cain’s private sector resume is impressive and Winters would do well to focus on expanding that.

      • I agree Concerned. Cain is a good candidate because he has good ideas. That he is black is irrelevant.

        That being said, it does help that the Obamacrats would lose the middle if they call Cain an Uncle Tom or a racist. I’m stocking up on popcorn.

    • kinthenorthwest

      I hope we do move beyond race with Cain. But at least with Cain the Democrats will be hard pressed to pull out the Race Card.

      Herman Cain is a man that does understand American ways and traditions. These are things that both Obama and Michelle seem to lack knowledge in, along with very little respect for.
      In the 2 + years that Obama has been in office both Michelle and him have done more damage to the American image than any other president; stateside and around the world.

      I am looking forward to someone in the office of President that makes our nation stand up proud and tall around the world, not lowly knee bows to our enemies.

  • FlBreeze

    Obama closes out the holidayweekend with a round of golf

    The Hill (Washington D.C.),
    by Jamie Klatell
    5/30/2011

    After announcing new leaders for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama played a round of golf at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Obama spent more than four hours on the course in the 90-plus degree heat that beat down on the Washington area this Memorial Day. White House staffers Ben Finkenbinder and Marvin Nicholson and Energy Department staffer David Katz played with the president.

     http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-…

  • FlBreeze

    Classy.
    Obama Sits in Front Row and Chews Gum
    at Joplin Memorial Service
    (Video)

    Gateway Pundit,
    by Jim Hoft
    5/30/2011

    This is a special video posting courtesy of Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit, with special permission of staff. We felt this incident might be missed by our readers had we not made this exception. The whirring sound you hear is our mothers and teachers spinning in their graves.

    http://gatewaypundit.rightnetw

    • 0getfitnow1

      Speaking of lack of decorum…Ugh.

  • kinthenorthwest

    Now this is my defination of a great Presidential Non- wasted 100 K
    Everyone of the Veterans on this 100k Mountain Bike with Bush
    have some type of major injury/amputation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkTJQRs_PV0&feature=related

  • sowsear

    Try the Falling Obama game:
    http://www.y8.com/games/Falling_Obama

    • That game is too rich. I’ve bookmarked it for further fun.

      • sowsear

        I just flung him around around and around…

      • kinthenorthwest

        too funny ty sow

    • PssttCmere

      Thanks sowsear…..this makes that show, Wipeout, look tame in comparison.  Yet, there was a certain satisfaction to playing this game.  Tossing him up in the air really made me happy…

      And, I posted it on my site for others to enjoy.

      “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

      http://www.saywhatyouwill.proboards.com

    • RewiredReading

      Oh man — I am going to save a fortune on anxiety meds leading up to 2012 with this game; I just spent 10 minutes flinging him far and wide and it’s way better than fake serotonin…..

    • susiepuma

      Oh that was fun – only thing that would’ve made it better would have been for fat FLOTUS to join the game – loved tossing him around & I added my own sound effects………..

  • Guest

    DIC= Dufus in Chief!

  • That’s a serious waste of taxpayer dollars since one can’t take the hood out of a hoodlum. Let’s face it–he’s a thug no matter how much stilted prose he can orally defecate at any given moment.

    • Concerned

      Ferd,

      I’ve got a quote from shakespeare as well. Shit by any other name would still smell as bad.

  • Docelder

    He is just a rap star that can’t rap. Nothing to see here. 🙂

  • …Obama could have familiarized himself with the basic rules….
    ===============================
    That would presuppose he cares. He doesn’t and we know it and he knows we know it.

  • HELENK

    RRRA

    How do you post a comment on your blog? I wanted you to look at this article and maybe do a post on it. I can not get my comment to post.

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/27/its_their_country_too?page=0,0

    the kids in the Arab world, what is their future? Their future affects our future. I think it is important to talk about.

  • Guest

    RRRAmy, did you see this?

    CLYBURN says he wasn’t saying Obama’s critics are “racist.” Obama’s critics don’t like him because of his “skin color!”

    Clyburn: “I never said the word racism!” 

    Bwahahahahaha!!

    James Clyburn gets called out for his own race card!  I love it. What a rank hypocrite you are, Clyburn; oh, and a liar too. We all know what you meant, and we all know what you SAID. 

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/05/27/clyburn-i-never-said-the-word-racism/

    • Clyburn is a useless snip who needs to be put out to pasture.

      • 0getfitnow1

        Useless is right. In his new “Affirmative Action”, “third most powerful dem position” in the House, what does this guy do?

    • revamyinsc

      LOL – yes, I did see it. My immediate response was, “Oh, freaking spare me – that is EXACTLY what you said!” It still irritates me that Nancy made him the 3rd most powerful Dem, a completely contrived position. Ridiculous…

  • Cathy in Ks.

    Thanks Rev. Amy for your post.  I could be more forgiving of this recent example of another Obama “faux pas” if he and his followers had shown just once ounce of civility or at the bare minimum just refrained from the ugly name-calling and insults that were directed at Hillary and her supporters and then later at Palin.   But as the old saying goes “what goes around comes around” and Obama – through his own ignorance – is receiving his “just desserts” in “spades”. 

    • revamyinsc

      Amen to that, Cathy in KS. You nailed it.

  • FrenchNail

    Am I the only one to have been disgusted when he cited his two daughters during the speech? How trivial and common and self-centered. So out of place. Undignified.

    Yet the question remains….. Do the Brits have enough of these clowns yet, enough to leak what is buried in the colonial archives about Obama and family…. If Obama was born in Kenya, or if Ann entered Kenya in 61, you can bet the Brits have records of it.

    • FlBreeze


      Comment from an article in The Telegraph.uk about
      the Obamas finally leaving:

      “The ultimate expression of affirmative action.This also illustrates the idiocy of the American- and international press. Obama is clearly less intelligent, less well read and more poorly briefed than Bush the Younger, yet Bush, most infamously, was branded a cowboy moron, while Mr O. is lauded as an intellectual giant.We already know that Bush had better undergraduate grades than Kerry or Gore, earned a Harvard MBA and outpointed both of them in the military intake intelligence tests. What we don’t know, is anything about BHO’s academic record. No SATs, no LSATs, not transcripts, no honors, no writings- nothing.There are loud voices claiming any criticism of BHO is race hate, but the truth is clearly the opposite. If Mr. Obama was not partially of African origin, he never would have been elected president. Not only did he secure almost universal solidarity in the the black vote, almost 2/3rds of the brown vote, but he got nearly half the white vote.I know, as an American, that though I am in complete disagreement with his policies and wonder at his obvious weaknesses, I am absolutely thrilled that we prove ourselves to be the most evolved society on earth through the election of a black president, with the middle name Hussein and a Muslim father, right after 9-11.A remarkable story, but one, I hope, will finish with the election of a competant and accomplished president in 2012.           

      • RewiredReading

        And it takes a Brit to tell America that their Emperor has no clothes; that paragraph could simply not be written in any American newspaper because we have become the victims of a pernicious Ideology that twists the truth to serve the Master.

    • PssttCmere

      Common, self-centered and undignified describes the obama’s perfectly, but I also like clueless, classless and stupid!!

      “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

      http://www.saywhatyouwill.proboards.com

  • HELENK

    meeesheelle just can not keep good help. But gee it just not her fault. She is under such stress.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55832.html

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    • Madame deFarge

      Apparently she regularly removes the chip from her shoulder and beats her aides over the head with it.

      Like Arnie, no one ever outs her to the press (and what good would it do anyway?) because they are afraid they’d be permanently unemployed…or disabled.

      • FLDemFem

        Details, Madame, details!!! We need details to fill out the complete picture. Do fill it in for us!

      • KenoshaMarge

        Oh that’s so funny Madame!

  • kinthenorthwest

    OT but I think this is a great place for it … Obama just got snubbed in Poland LOL
    WARSAW (AFP) – Lech Walesa, Poland’s Solidarity-era leader, ex-president and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner said Friday he would not accept an invitation to meet fellow Nobel winner US President Barack Obama.
    “I expect this meeting would only amount to a photo opportunity,” Walesa told AFP.
    “I believe one day I will meet with Obama, but not this time,” Walesa said, adding he wished the US president “very well, but sometimes things just don’t work out.”  http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110527/en_afp/usobamadiplomacypolandwalesa_20110527162108

    • FlBreeze

      YES, TWO IN A ROW – OR IS IT THREE?

      • FlBreeze


        It’s three, it’s three.

        The third one is PM Harper of Canada.  Because of
        him there is NO mention of 1967 borders in the Peace resolution for the Middle East.

        He was the only dissenter and he was so “adamant”
        about it that they had to change it.

        Way to go Canada.
        Thank you!!!

        • FlBreeze

          Canada takes firm pro-Israelline at G8 summit

          Reuters,
          by Staff
          5/27/2011
          Deuvill, France

          – Group of Eight leaders had to soften a statement urging Israel and the Palestinians to return to negotiations because Canada objected to a specific mention of 1967 borders, diplomats said on Friday. Canada’s right-leaning Conservative government has adopted a staunchly pro-Israel position in international negotiations since coming to power in 2006, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper saying Canada will back Israel whatever the cost.

          (Snip) “The Canadians were really very adamant, even though Obama expressly referred to 1967 borders in his speech last week,” one European diplomat said.

          http://www.jpost.com/Internati

    • FLDemFem

      Lech Walesa sure hit the nail right on the head..LOL He knows why Obama wants to meet with him, so Obama can have pictures of “Two Nobel Peace Prize winners” spread all over the media. A not too subtle way of using his Nobel in the campaign. What a tool Obama is…uses anyone he can for his own profit.

    • NYSmike

      Oh geesh….you do know the obots will be on the attack now! Hah!

    • PssttCmere

      ooooooooooooooh SNAP Lech!!!  Even he can see these frauds for exactly what they are….I wonder if they tell American jokes in Poland?  Did you hear about the American…..lmao

      “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

      • RewiredReading

        The Poles mostly tell Russian jokes and German jokes beicause their jokes have tended to be used as one of the only forms of defense they had against their powerful neighbors.  American jokes about Poles tended to derive from the Polish peasant immigrants who came to America in the 19th century and didn’t know how a lot of things worked in the “new country.” Polish Poles never quite understand why Americans make Polish jokes, because they feel so far removed from those immigrants (I was with a Polish Pole friend once in a Polish section of Chicago, and the Pole from Poland couldn’t understand the American Pole when he spoke Polish, because the language was so distorted.  The American Pole looked at me and said: “I thought you said your friend was Polish!” — now that’s a joke!

        • PssttCmere

          Thanks….I didn’t know any of this.  Always good to learn new things!

          “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

    • KenoshaMarge

      Good for Lech Walesa! He knew that Obama only wanted to use him and he decided not to let him. Oblahblah is playing waaaaay out of his league but doubt he will notice as long as there are some sycophants to bow down.

    • Docelder

      Photo opportunity… damn. Walesa understands this man alright. He is a credit and credibility siphon that one is.

    • RewiredReading

      Obama reneged on the Bush promise to the Poles to place a ground-based anti-missile site on Polish territory because the Russians yelled “Boo!” to BoBo and BoBo folded.

      That, plus the fact that Walesa’s Nobel Peace Prize was actually deserved in light of his incredible actions to lead an anti-communist movement, help dismantle the Soviet-instigated system, and then turn from coal miner to the first postcommunist President.
       
      Good for the Poles! They pride themselves on their sense of honor and they recognize Dishonor when they see it …..

  • foxyladi14

    he is the embarrassment in chief

    • FlBreeze

      Well, IMHO, I think the Queen achieved exactly what
      she wanted.  Two days’ worth of having the ChiHillbillies
      around was a pain, yes….but her darling grandson and
      his bride were able to have a flawless, most elegant and
      etiquette-correct BEAUTIFUL wedding ceremony…..
      without the presence of these two.

      Then, came “The Queen’s Revenge” – handed to her on
      a silver platter by none other than the chief ChiHillbilly himself….

      I’d say the Queen must be a very happy satisfied Lady
      today…..

      Oh, I almost forgot, Winston must be roaring with laughter,
      wherever he may be….and raising his goblet to the Queen!!

      GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!!!

      • seattlegonz

        lol

      • PssttCmere

        Can’t we just call them CHillbillies…lol

        • Guest

          Bamabillies

      • Madame deFarge

        I’d say that’s just about a perfect comment.  Great insight.  Methinks the Queen out-maneuvered O’BooBoo.

      • BINKY

        Really FIBreeze, did you have to insult us hillbillies?

  • HELENK

    GOT A QUESTIO0N//////

    If the signing of the patriot act by someone other then the president with an auto-pen  is legal, if someone writes an obama letter of resignation and it gets signed by a auto-pen by someone other then  obama is it legal? if so , how fast can we do it?

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    • FLDemFem

      They probably faxed him a copy, he signed it and faxed a copy back so they could see that it was signed. No autopen needed.

      • seattlegonz

        FLDem the white house is so incompetent that they put out a story that the patriot act was going to be flown to Obama so he could sign it. I’m serious. Then when they heard newscasters reporting it and going WTF? It was clarified that the autopen would be used and that the document would not actually have to be flown overseas.

        I think they thought flying the bill to Obama to sign would make him seem important. But, now he’s been replaced by a teleprompter and an autopen and we really, really don’t need him.

        • FLDemFem

          They don’t know about faxes?? How stupid are these people? It’s not the signature that counts, it’s the president signing it that counts, if you see what I mean. If he didn’t actually sign it, it is not signed, even if there is a signature at the bottom.

          • seattlegonz

            I know. That’s what is scary about the story they put out about the autopen…the guys working at the white house really have no clue. The autopen can be used for sending christmas cards, but not so much signing legislature and executive orders.

            If the autopen is now all it takes, I swear we just need an insider to turn the thing on and we can’t get a transfer of power written up and run through it.

        • sowsear

          We never did need him…sad piece that he is.

        • sowsear

          All we need is Mo and Val signing things…

    • FlBreeze


      PRICELESS

      Helen –

      PRICELESS!!!

  • Daisy Mae

    Good article, Rev. Amy.
    Obama ain’t got no couth.
    Those pictures of Bobo’s boyz are making my eyes bleed.

  • West_Virginia

    His damn reliance on text.  Whether it is TOTUS or index cards you can’t see what is going on around you if your eyes are glued to your stupid cheat sheet.  If he could just wing a presentation off the cuff or at least memorize some comments then he might be able to be aware of what is going on around him.  And if a pig had wings…

    • FLDemFem

      Um…”off the cuff” is a reference to speakers in days past writing crib notes on the cuff of their shirts, with their hands on the side of the podium when speaking they could sneak a peek at the cuff for reminders. Mostly they were used for what is now called “bullet points”, ie. a list of things not to forget to mention.

      But you are right about Obama not being able to speak extemporaneously, he doesn’t have the mind or the wit to speak without someone telling him what to say. Remember the time he was reading an introduction to a visiting dignitary and the teleprompter re-scrolled what he had already said? He was so dense that he didn’t realize he had already said it for about three sentences or so. How stupid do you have to be not to remember what you said ten seconds ago?? Obama-stupid, that how stupid.

      • sowsear

        Bad wiring…his synapses aint’t snapping.

        • sowsear

          Hey, how do we edit or delete here?
          ain’t is what I meant.

      • MisterNatural

        Oh, FlDemFem honey: you are just not aware of the overpowering Wonderfulness of His Intellect, which makes customs, mores, protocols and etiquette obsolete!

        Let The Word to out to all 57 states of the Union!

        Criticism of His Most Emminently Deluxe Self will not be tolerated, because ANY Criticism of His Most Emminently Deluxe Self must, by definition, arise from ungrateful Subjects being RAYCISS ‘N SHEEIT!!!!    

        • FLDemFem

          When he said “57 states” he wasn’t thinking of the US, he was thinking of the Islamic states, ie nations, of which there are 57, not 50. I realized it as soon as he said it, being somewhat familiar with the Islamic world from the diplomatic point of view. I wondered at the time if it was a Freudian slip. Now I know it was.

      • creeper

        The not-remembering-what-you-said-two-minutes-ago thing is classic stoner behavior.   I think he seems so disconnected because he’s zoned out.

    • Guest

      Makes you wonder how he made it to college let alone law school, since he seems to have little or no apparent retention abilities.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Great post RRRA! And great suggestions which we all know his Almighty Knowitallness and his merry band of classless clowns will never take. Cool may be fine and dandy at the local watering hole but when you are representing your country, protocol, be it ever so uncool is what is required.

    When in a Georgetown bar it is acceptable, I suppose, to behave like a bunch of teenagers on spring break. When in Buckingham Palace, at a State Dinner, the same type of gaucheness is unacceptable. But someone with class and/or taste would know that. Which leaves out the Chitown Hillbillies who cling to their lack of class and acting crass as if that was a virtue. Which in the circles they usually inhabit, it is.

    • elaine

      test

    • FLDemFem

      I lived in McLean for years, and I went to many places in Georgetown. I don’t know of one, bar or restaurant, that allows people in without a shirt. It’s against the health regulations..no shirt, no shoes, no service. So the idea that going to a bar in DC and behaving as if it were your frat house is fine and dandy is just not acceptable, either by the DC Health Dept. or the general public.

      • Cathy in Ks.

        Yes, whatever happened to “no shirt, no shoes, no service”?

      • KenoshaMarge

        Remember back a few years when Tom DeLay was told he couldn’t smoke in some restaurant and he said something about him being the law? (can’t remember it exactly.) The left had a hissy fit about his words and his arrogance. As well they should.

        I suspect that the clowns in the watering hole pulled the same arrogant crap. Only now, because it’s on the left, not a hissy fit in sight. How typically hypocritical!

    • Madame deFarge

      They’s just keepin’ it real ya’ll.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Real juvenile! But then that seems to be their shtick. Only the “young” crap like this is not only inappropriate for people working for the POTUS it’s also inappropriate for adults working anywhere. Jeebus Crap, grow the hell up!

  • Laurawells

    You know I actually thought the look on Michele’s face was poignant.She really doesn’t feel comfortable at all either with being there or with  her husband(as if she was on pins and needles hoping he didn’t screw up). I remain utterly disgusted he is president but  find the two of them pathetically sad. You mean to tell me with all the trappings of the office and every possible means of service at their disposal Obama still  continues to embarrass himself and by extension , our country on whatever tour abroad he takes? Either someone in his administration  is extremely passive agressive harboring great animus to him or he is the most defiant individual ever to be president.I mean I sometimes have to lay the law down to my teen but eventually I  break  through and he gets it and does what he  is supposed to. I really thought the look on his face when the queen wouldn’t toast   was telling. He looked humiliated and mad at the same time. This guy has so much power and it is truly scary. 

    • revamyinsc

      Maybe so, Laurawells. I would have loved to be a fly on the way when they returned to their room, though Obama likely blamed everyone else for his faux pas. 

      But hey – Obama HAS been “useful” to Michelle – he got her an overinflated salary when he was an IL Senator (though didn’t do much else beside that), used more dirty tricks to get into the US Senate, and even more still to become president. So I guess he has been “useful” – after all, she gets to go on all of these jaunts, spend lots of taxpayers’ money, and hobnob with Beyonce. So there’s that…

      • kinthenorthwest

        Hey dont forget all the fancy clothes and shoes,  You know like the $500 tennis shoes to help out at a shelter.
        OK — Easier to edit than to reply to myself Madame…There is supposively a new book by the Secret Service on the Presidents and seems the Obamas do not fair well in their book as to graciousness…
        The reason I mention the $500 shoes was due to where the lady was. Its kind of a slap in the face when working with those less fortunate than you and then flaunding it in their face.

        • Madame deFarge

          They are in-our-face arrogant.  They have huge chips on their shoulders and are quite reactionary whenever they are called on their lack of savoir faire.  And, as a customer from DC (government employee) told me last week, FLINO is just plain M.E.A.N.  The idea that she’s a fashion icon brings snickers from them.  They will continue to embarrass us so long as they are in office.  They have no training in manners, graciousness, or protocol.  The picture of Her Moochness in formal dress, waiting on the steps of the US Embassy for the Queen’s arrival…giving a thumbs up and the strange facial expressions caught on camera are simply another cringe worthy example of these two guttersnipes.  And, they are out there every damn day defecating in public.  For Godsake…stay the hell home.

        • Lana2

          Hey kinthenorthwest–can you let us know the title of that book when it comes out? I’d like to read it!

        • The picture of Her Moochness in formal dress, waiting on the steps of
          the US Embassy for the Queen’s arrival…giving a thumbs up and the
          strange facial expressions caught on camera are simply another cringe
          worthy example of these two guttersnipes.
          ================
          Oh, Madame, I haven’t heard the term guttersnipe in YEARS. That is probably the best pejorative I’ve ever heard to describe those two losers. LMAO.

      • FrenchNail

        I was shocked to see MO sloutching on her chair. Doesn’t anybody told her your are not supposed to touch the back of your chair when sitting at a table???? This woman is such a disgrace. Ugly face, ugly ass, ugly soul.

      • MisterNatural

        >>> though Obama likely blamed everyone else for his faux pas. 

        Probably blames those RAYCISS ENGLISH (they wuz Mean to his Daddy) clinging to God, guns and xenophobia…

    • FLDemFem

      Poignant?? She was upset because she was stuck in a room full of aristocratic white people and she knew she couldn’t live up to the standards in the room. And neither could her husband. He stood up and proved it. She had to sit there and watch.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    What an embarrasing twerp we have elected as our President.  I would love to have a body language expert interpret what the Queen and Camilla were thinking as our President droned on, oblivious to the British National Anthem.  He probably thought it was just some cool music, and asked the Queen whether he could download it to his iPod.  Jeez!

    • kinthenorthwest

      I bet Charles is thinking that oh man England Thinks that Im bad…The Engish people should take a look at this ……. who is President of the US>

    • revamyinsc

      My partner commented a few minutes ago when they showed it again that Camilla was probably thinking, “I know people have issues with me, but why did I have to sit beside him?!?!”

      • foxyladi14

        right on Amy.is it alright if I call you Amy??seems we have been friends for years…

        • revamyinsc

          But of course, FoxyLadi14! Feel free!

          That goes for all of my friends here.

          I cannot help but be amused when the trolls come, and ALWAYS call me by my first name, but people with whom I have engaged on a regular basis for 3 yrs now continue to use my title (though it really is not necessary).

           I understand that it is a show of respect, which I appreciate. And that it is intended disrespect for Obot trolls NOT to use it. 🙂

    • Madame deFarge

      “What an embarrasing twerp we have elected as our President.”

      What’s with that “we”, Retired?  Never in my wildest nightmares would I vote for this cretin (bet you didn’t either).

      • Retired_from_SPOnaj

        Well, Madame (boy, it’s been awhile since I used that term with an “e” on the end), although you and I didn’t vote for him, “we” the people of the USA elected him.  Of course, since fewer than 50% of us voted to begin with, I guess one might make the argument that a majority of Americans did not vote for Obama.  I take some comfort in that.  Perhaps in 2012, this man’s incompetence will spur more Americans to vote–against him. 

  • SSDD2

    To Barry, being President isn’t about being a leader and making decisions for the good of our citizens and the country.  It’s about partying and jet-setting around the world to smooze with the rich and famous.  He’s an adult with the mentality of a 16 yr old boy. They say birds of a feather flock together, so this explains everyone working for him.

    The Obamas are classless, self-absorbed social climbers and will continue to embarrass themselves, and all of us, as long as they continue as POTUS and FLOTUS.  They fancy themselves the darker version of JFK and Jackie, creating the new Camelot, and that makes them both completely delusional.

    • oowawa

      What gets Potus and Flotus excited is not “creating the new Camelot,” but seeing the Arab Spring turn the world into a great big new Camel Lot.

      • creeper

        “Camel Lot”

        ROTFLMAOASTC!

      • SSDD2

        LMAO!  You’re cracking me up oowawa!

      • Cindy

        Hilarious, oowawa—–NoQ Hall-of-Famer!!!!!!

      • Daisy Mae

        Definitely a 5-star comment, Oowawa.

      • Madame deFarge

        Excellent oowawa!

      • Concerned

        lol…the resident Wit strikes again 🙂

        Like x 10000!

      • susiepuma

        oowawa – your comment is another reason why I like this site -………………………..

        I picture Monty Python saying this…………..

  • TeakWoodKite

    God save the Queen….from BO
    Well nothing like having the “Smartest Evah, clueless clown in chief” make such an impression on her majesty.

  • Owllwoman7

    But then it would take work to read and remember the protocol for a State Dinner in the UK. Obama is so far above doing any work at all..

    • revamyinsc

      Ain’t that the truth, Owlwoman! He thinks – clearly – that he can act however he wants. And he can, because his minions will ALWAYS excuse his ridiculous behavior. Even this is not HIS fault, dontcha know…

  • creeper

    I must’ve listened to this ten times and I still find it hard to believe.  The Queen, in essence, rejected his toast and the look on his face when she did so was worth the dollar cost of the trip.

    The cost to our standing in the world…not so much.

    • kinthenorthwest

      Hey I thought it was some internet people playing games with Obama’s toast.
      Until it was written and reported in the media I didnt really believe it.
      I just could Not believe any one could be this dumb.

    • revamyinsc

      Indeed – he looked like he had been told to go sit in the corner (and I guess he was, in a way).

      Thank you for posting the longer version in the first place, creeper – you rock!

      • PssttCmere

        Well I suppose they couldn’t say “hey you, sit down and STFU”!!  Although I would have paid good money to see that…

        “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

        http://www.saywhatyouwill.proboards.com

        • KenoshaMarge

          Me too!

      • KenoshaMarge

        First Bibi takes him to the woodshed and now her Majesty has to tell him to sit his glass down. He’s not having a very good month of May is he? For someone so smart and perfect and all.

      • Guest

        Sulky little boy, surprised he didn’t suck his thumb. Would love to see a body language segment on this.

        • revamyinsc

          I thought abt that, too, Katmoon. I would love to know what a body language expert would say.

    • Af

      He wears a definite frown at that 3:36 mark. The look on everyone’s face while he’s still talking, especially Camilla Parker-Bowles, is so priceless. The look you have when you have to keep your mouth shut but you can’t believe what is taking place, eyes wide open staring straight ahead “is anybody seeing what I’m seeing?”

    • Guest

      Ferd read the post to me, and I have to admit it took me awhile to compose myself; I had a horrible fit of some serious nose snorting laughter. I tell you I would have paid money, to see the Queen(a woman) tell this smarmy man to

      put his glass  down. ROFLMAO still, I am not embarassed, I am happy he didn’t fart during the toast!

  • kinthenorthwest

    Good Article RRRA–I think you might have most of it right..

    However I am beginning to wonder if Obama is so into himself that there is no outside world to him beyond himself. I am beginning to wonder if the only thing this man cares about is himself and the H3LL with all else.

    Most self respecting leaders would have bowed out of this trip long ago and been on their way home due all the disasters besetting our nation. Not Obama he is too busy getting his cheers and crowds from European nations.(Too bad most of Europe is now laughing and admonishing him).

    Another thought as I look back at my school days. In school we used to practice some of the rules of etiquette, table manners, speaking to adults, giving up seats to adults and those older than us, opening doors for adults or those older, yes even bowing and curtsying to a queen or king and the list goes on. These Rules of etiquette were then reinforced at home. No I didn’t go to a private school or super rich school. As I have said I grew up poor in a single parent family.
    Remember Obama supposively grew up in a America, in an affluent family and went to an affluent private school as a teen, along with graduating from Harvard. With all of this in his background this is the way he acts, wow.

    England is a proud nation and holds certain long standing Rules of etiquette and respect. These rules were very apparent during the recent wedding.
    Yet in looking around at children and students in our country , it seems that Rules of etiquette no longer matter, as many parents let them do as they want.

    Again TY for a great Article.
    PS As to Bill Clinton , I saw Bill Clinton speak in 2008. He used note cards too. Yet the only time he looked at them during his almost hour long great campaign speech was when he was thanking and introducing people from the small town he was speaking in. Actually Remembering back I think I saw him put them in his pocket about 5 mins into the speech.

    • creeper

      kin, he couldn’t bow out of this trip.  He desperately needs the support of Europe for his knifing of Israel.  WE don’t matter to him.  Hamas does.

    • revamyinsc

      Kin, what a thoughtful comment – thank you so much. I, too, remember being taught the importance of manners, proper curtsy, and all of that. That was public school education back in the day when teachers weren’t forced to teach to standardized tests. Ah, those were the days…

      You are so right – the comments from people at YouTube abt how “stupid” it was to worry abt breaches of etiquette and manners was disturbing. No wonder so many young people ac the way they do (spoiled and entitled) – they are not learning any differently from their parents, and likely, not their schools, either.

      LOL abt Bill Clinton and his notecards. Yeah, he doesn’t need any stinkin’ notecards to give a 3 1/2 minute toast! Heck, he would just be getting warmed up in that amt of time! Moreover, he SURE wouldn’t have needed to write down a quote from Churchill like that. He would have just known it (remember Bobby Kennedy’s speech after MLK was shot, quoting his favorite poet? They don’t make ’em like that anymore, more’s the pity.).

      Obama is an embarrassment – and it irritates the bejesus out of me that his minion bought into all of this hogwash abt how he would improve our standing in the world. (Well, I guess if it is an “Arab Spring” country, he will, since he wants to give a ton of our money to them, but other than that…)

      • Cindy

        Rev. Amy—-one more thought:
        We know they apparently didn’t teach history at Columbia/Harvard, and now we can add public speaking and protocol to that list 🙂

      • KenoshaMarge

        Hell for all his pandering to the Arab Spring crowd they don’t like us any better any way. It is all for naught. The damage he is doing will take a generation to repair. If it can be repaired at all.

        Lord help me I thought GeeDubya was the biggest clod ever elected. I could never have imagined it would get worse. Even if GeeDubya was a clod at least Laura Bush had some class.

        • Madame deFarge

          W looking less cloddish lately. 

      • Lana2

        The commenters on this at youtube are the same Kool-aid drinkers who excuse everything he does and who fly at the Republicans for doing the same thing. Just like excusing black unemployment at 18%…just like excusing him for not including women at his (many) golf and basketball games…just like excusing him for not having any women at the table in the budget talks…
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/women-missing-federal-budget-negotiations_n_863819.html?fbwall
        Leaving women out is purely on Obama and Biden, but the Dems will say they are the party of women. I’m sure Himself will—with much fanfare—add a woman to the table now and somehow position it as Republicans’ fault

        • Lana2

          And quote of the day for women:
          Whatever
          you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll
          give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you
          give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile,
          she’ll give you her heart. 
          She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.’

        • Madame deFarge

          Ironic isn’t it that they send Debbie Wasserman Schultz out to claim that it’s the Republicans who treat women so miserably.  I’ve never been treated so shabbily in my life as by my former male Democrat friends.  Debbie, the ultimate victim…praising the abusers.

      • MisterNatural

        >>> how he would improve our standing in the world

        Among the Euro Trash, perhaps. Among anyone with  intellect sufficient to empty a boot of urine, well, ‘fraid not.

    • HELENK

      backtrack sings this song to himself every morning.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-07_2DWfEmQ

      WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

      PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE CHATTERING PEOPLE RULE

  • Betty

    “Not for nothing, but royalty have been around for quite some time –

    That is true but what is important here is Obama showed disrespect for the people of England and the Queen by showing his disregard for the National Anthem of England.  Maybe he didn’t realize it was the national anthem, or maybe he thought the orchestra was so moved by the eloquence of his toast that they decided to play and accompaniment – who knows.  You are right though, it all stems from arrogance and ignorance.

    • oowawa

      I’m sure he thought it was “My country ’tis of thee” and the orchestra was thoughtfully playing it in His Honor as background music for His Magnificent Toast to that old woman.

      • Guest

        He is so damned dumb her probably thinks that they think that is our national anthem, (My Country Tis of Thee) so he was just trying to save them some embarassment.  A yeah.

  • oowawa

    “Yep, those are a bunch of White House Staffers at a Georgetown bar
    winding down. Just to give you some context, this was taken at the
    height of the BP oil spill.”

    Hey–they forgot to invite the cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton!  That’s no fun!

    • oowawa

      However, a new cardboard cutout is available for frolicking at future madcap gatherings:

      • kinthenorthwest

        oowawa I would not like to be the one at the end of England’s finger if that was ever used by anyone connected with a political dignitary.

      • Cindy

        oowawa—-I’m LOL-ing at all of your comments!

        • TeakWoodKite

          Same here.

        • revamyinsc

          Me, too – ohmygosh, oowawa, you are killing me – too damn funny!!

  • Cindy

    Great post, Rev. Amy! (that sounds so trite, but it’s true!)
    Thank you for the reminder about just who is surrounding and advising Po’Ass POTUS.
    Do you remember one “journalist”, namely Chris Mathews, who, in the first few months of the Clinton administration, was SO upset about Bill Clinton’s staff, (especially, how immature he thought they were) that he commented “Where are the grown-ups?!!”
    I’ve thought about that quote alot when reading about the White House-Turned-Frat House of Obama!
    So, hey Chrissy—-where are the frickin’ grown-ups?!

    • revamyinsc

      Thanks, Cindy!

      Oh, but now, it is Chrissy’s “job” to make sure Obama has a SUCCESSFUL presidency, so he sure isn’t going to point out the lack of adult supervision now. Sheesh.

      And Betty, yeah, the president was disrespectful to the Queen and the people there, but honestly – he should know their anthem, especially as a visiting head of state.  

      Everything is all abt him, though, as others pointed out how he changed his cadence, thinking they were SO moved by the eloquence of his toast. Good grief…

      • Guest

        I know Rev Amy, he always does the cram session and trys to skate by. He is a crib notes kindof leader. No substance, just this massive hole of an ego floating around, like a hungry blog trying to gobble up everything, digest it, then call it his own creation. Crap is crap, period.

    • Madame deFarge

      Cindy, I believe Tingles is in his second childhood.  He doesn’t know “mature”.

    • Guest

      Serving their country.

    • “.. lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. . . . To be so completely clueless when dealing with foreign heads of states is inexcusable. But that’s what happens when you are clueless, and then surround yourself with a bunch of know-nothings who are just too cool to bother with manners or decorum.”
      Inexcusable indeed!  But even more inexcusable and unforgivable, is the COMMANDER IN CHIEF PLAYING GOLF, DISHONORING the day dedicated to honoring military servicemen!