Obama Laughs It Up With Hugo Chavez

World • Views: 8,242

I know some people think that because I refuse to jump on the bandwagon with some of the more ridiculous, exaggerated attacks against Barack Obama, I’m suddenly on his side.

But this … is absolutely sickening.

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency press office showing the President of the US, Barack Obama (L), and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez (R) shaking hands before the opening of the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, on April 17, 2009.

Jump to bottom

517 comments

1 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:25:15pm

What kind of seekrit homey handshake is that?

2 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:25:26pm

Who’s the devil now?

3 quickjustice  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:26:11pm

Obama to Chavez: “Hey, I buy CITGO gas! What’s wrong with that?” ;-)

4 Killgore Trout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:26:13pm

Weakness with a smile.

5 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:27:03pm

Hey Bro!

cool.

/one of those time I do find it necessary

//

6 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:27:09pm

I don’t buy Citgo gas and I don’t buy Lukoil.

7 Walter L. Newton  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:27:13pm

At least he didn’t bow.

8 wrenchwench  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:27:46pm

Isn’t that the Italian “interlocking a$$hole” sign?

9 Killgore Trout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:28:07pm

re: #7 Walter L. Newton

Heh.

10 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:28:07pm

Bizarre. Even most of the left in this country dislike Chavez. Obama has nothing to gain from this pointless legitimization of a socialist thug. Well… he should have nothing to gain.

11 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:28:08pm

Thugo meets Clueless.

12 quickjustice  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:28:14pm

Chavez to Obama: “When in doubt, sic your dog on ‘em. It works every time!”

13 Earick  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:28:27pm

Makes me want to have a Beck moment!

14 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:28:39pm

re: #8 wrenchwench

Isn’t that the Italian “interlocking a$$hole” sign?

Not quite…but your close.

15 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:29:10pm

What is about Obama that he always has to place his hand on the other person’s shoulder? This man is as insecure as they come! (His body language is telling us quite a bit!)

16 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:29:25pm

In the Movie “Primary Colors” the fictional story about Clinton’s campaign. They had a scene were they describe how Bill shook someone’s hand and touched the other person’s arm and what it all meant. Anyone remember?

17 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:29:41pm

Obama not just doing the bro-shake thing, but reaching out with his other hand to caress Hugo’s arm. How warm, how touching, how……..sickening.

18 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:29:51pm

re: #15 WindHorse

What is about Obama that he always has to place his hand on the other person’s shoulder? This man is as insecure as they come! (His body language is telling us quite a bit!)

Ohh, ohh, another world leader likes me!
/

19 nyc redneck  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:30:07pm

so chavez doesn’t think o is an ignoramous anymore?
that’s nice/

20 Walter L. Newton  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:30:13pm

re: #16 Nevergiveup

In the Movie “Primary Colors” the fictional story about Clinton’s campaign. They had a scene were they describe how Bill shook someone’s hand and touched the other person’s arm and what it all meant. Anyone remember?

“I want a big, sloppy wet one, anyway.”

21 Mr. E. Train  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:30:43pm

When I look at that photo I catch a wiff of sulphur.

22 Ringo the Gringo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:30:45pm

I guess Obama doesn’t leave that same sulfur smell.

23 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:31:04pm

re: #10 Occasional Reader

Bizarre. Even most of the left in this country dislike Chavez.

Lots in Hollywood fawn over that asshat.

24 Querent  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:31:06pm

i’m here to hand out updings and cookies…

25 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:31:38pm

re: #17 Russkilitlover

placing his hand on Hugo’s shoulder or upper arm is a dominance/submission thing…… Obama does it to everyone to assert his dominance. As far as I’m concerned, anyone who does this is admitting their own insecurities…. by feeling the need to explicitly establish themselves as dominant….

26 Opinionated  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:31:48pm

I know it’s hard to believe but the guy on the left, the skinny guy, has the very highest US security clearance.

Idiot voters.

27 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:12pm

re: #21 Mr. E. Train

When I look at that photo I catch a wiff of sulphur.

Sorry didn’t know it was that bad.
/

28 curquhart  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:14pm

Meh,
as long as US Presidents, Republican as well as Democrat, kowtow before Chinese communists and Saudi Royalty, shaking hands with Chavez or improving relations with Iran and Cuba is not really that bad.

29 brookly red  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:18pm

is it OK to worry yet?

30 Mr. E. Train  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:37pm

Look on the bright side everyone. With a Jimmy Carter like president you get a Reagan like backlash.

31 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:39pm

ot - On Air America today, the host read a passage from Mein Kampf and replaced the world “jew” with the word “liberal”. The host is convinced (even with our newly elected liberal government) that conservatives are out to remove all the liberals.

and no, I don’t listen to Air America very often. It’s pretty freaky - taking paranoia and flipping it around into the opposite of reality.

32 Mezzetino  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:41pm

I’m just as nauseated as you, Charles. Chavez is an avowed enemy of the United States. And even if that weren’t the case, Chavez has said such monstrously insulting things about President Bush that if President Obama had any respect for the Office he now holds, he could scarcely allow himself to be photographed shaking Chavez’s hand.
Obama voters: you have sold us all out to the enemy.

33 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:49pm

*spit*
Sad day when many Americans will brush this off or actually applaud it.

34 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:32:59pm

re: #26 Opinionated

I know it’s hard to believe but the guy on the left, the skinny guy, has the very highest US security clearance.

Idiot voters.

Come on, I bet there keeping the real important stuff from him.

35 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:33:29pm

re: #32 Mezzetino

I’m just as nauseated as you, Charles. Chavez is an avowed enemy of the United States. And even if that weren’t the case, Chavez has said such monstrously insulting things about President Bush that if President Obama had any respect for the Office he now holds, he could scarcely allow himself to be photographed shaking Chavez’s hand.
Obama voters: you have sold us all out to the enemy.

Fox news on this right now.

36 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:33:31pm

Obama and Hugo are intellectual and ideological brothers in arms.

37 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:33:51pm

And we’re shocked why? These two are kindred spirits.

38 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:33:51pm

re: #29 brookly red

is it OK to worry yet?

No…but soon.

39 Wishing  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:33:59pm

re: #15 WindHorse

What is about Obama that he always has to place his hand on the other person’s shoulder? This man is as insecure as they come! (His body language is telling us quite a bit!)

Obama thinks to self, Yeah I can beat him in hoops.

40 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:34:11pm

re: #25 WindHorse

…..not to mention that Mr Amateur Hour has no business representing the USA in this way…… with Hugo Chavez no less….. what a clueless chump our President is!

41 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:34:14pm

Obama to Chavez; I’d like to be your friend. According to Fox, translation of their verbal exchange. I’m not kidding.

42 tompaineftw  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:34:21pm

This is not shocking, but its still disappointing.

43 Manster  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:34:29pm

A sickening sight indeed.

44 Wishing  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:34:36pm

re: #28 curquhart

Meh,
as long as US Presidents, Republican as well as Democrat, kowtow before Chinese communists and Saudi Royalty, shaking hands with Chavez or improving relations with Iran and Cuba is not really that bad.

Basically he is saying, I am the world’s asshole?

45 quickjustice  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:34:50pm

re: #15 WindHorse

Good catch. The hand on the shoulder is actually a sign of self-confidence and control, however.

46 Jack Burton  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:34:52pm

re: #31 FrogMarch

Was this a Ed Schultz brainchild or Randi Rhodes, High Queen of the Moonbats brainchild… or are either of those two clowns still on Err America.

47 Mr. E. Train  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:03pm

re: #34 Nevergiveup

Yea, cause you just know the CIA wont tell him bout all the UFO, bigfoot and mole-men stuff.

48 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:13pm

re: #41 Occasional Reader

Obama to Chavez; I’d like to be your friend. According to Fox, translation of their verbal exchange. I’m not kidding.

Please be kidding. Pretty please

49 massideas  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:13pm

Like
Attracts
Like

50 Walter L. Newton  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:33pm

re: #36 FrogMarch

Obama and Hugo are intellectual and ideological brothers in arms.

Is it suppose to snow?

51 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:37pm

re: #31 FrogMarch

ot - On Air America today, the host read a passage from Mein Kampf and replaced the world “jew” with the word “liberal”. The host is convinced (even with our newly elected liberal government) that conservatives are out to remove all the liberals.

and no, I don’t listen to Air America very often. It’s pretty freaky - taking paranoia and flipping it around into the opposite of reality.

That network is still on the air? I thought they went belly up. Or were you listening to NPR?

52 callahan23  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:39pm

re: #30 Mr. E. Train

Look on the bright side everyone. With a Jimmy Carter like president you get a Reagan like backlash.

Let’s hope that it’s that, that is coming to pass.

53 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:44pm

I’m no expert on body language, but BHO’s posture here looks like he wants to get out of the room as quick as possible—he does not want to give us any more ammo than he has too.

54 nyc redneck  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:56pm

they are so enamored of each other. look at their beaming faces.
almost bashful fist date looks.
sickening.
communist thugs in love.

55 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:35:58pm

re: #45 quickjustice

not in my book….. in my book, it is pure affectation…… and in this case demonstrated in poor form by an amateur…..

56 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:36:01pm
57 robdouth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:36:16pm

re: #36 FrogMarch

Obama and Hugo are intellectual and ideological brothers in arms.

Obama to Chavez: Finally someone I can connect with intellectually!
Chavez to Obama: Yeah F*** America dawg.

Picture taken after exchange.

58 Opinionated  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:36:24pm

re: #34 Nevergiveup

Come on, I bet there keeping the real important stuff from him.

You mean like who he is “palling around with”.

59 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:36:30pm
60 Jack Burton  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:36:42pm

re: #51 Alouette

That network is still on the air? I thought they went belly up. Or were you listening to NPR?

I think they are on Satellite and some places on HD Radio still.

61 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:36:51pm

re: #48 Nevergiveup

Please be kidding. Pretty please

Sorry. Shepard Smith just said it, about a minute ago.

62 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:36:53pm

re: #58 Opinionated

You mean like who he is “palling around with”.

And who really killed Kennedy

63 Querent  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:37:08pm

re: #59 Nevergiveup

Oh G-D it’s worse.

Time to cue up the Munch Scream?

nnnnNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooo!

64 Ringo the Gringo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:37:19pm

C’mon guys, don’t be so square….everyone does it.

Jimmy
Sean
Cindy
Mahmoud

65 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:37:24pm

re: #31 FrogMarch

ot - On Air America today, the host read a passage from Mein Kampf and replaced the world “jew” with the word “liberal”. The host is convinced (even with our newly elected liberal government) that conservatives are out to remove all the liberals.

and no, I don’t listen to Air America very often. It’s pretty freaky - taking paranoia and flipping it around into the opposite of reality.

I often watch Countdown with Oberdork
Gotta know what the loons are watching.

66 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:37:33pm

re: #46 ArchangelMichael

Was this a Ed Schultz brainchild or Randi Rhodes, High Queen of the Moonbats brainchild… or are either of those two clowns still on Err America.

I actually do not know. It was during the Randi Rhodes time-slot. Maybe a guest host? I don’t have a name for you, sorry.

*I feel slimy after listening and generally click to another station as I exhale.

67 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:37:44pm

re: #56 Occasional Reader

Fook!

68 Opinionated  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:37:48pm

re: #62 Nevergiveup

And who really killed Kennedy

If he didn’t know before, his new South American pal will tell him- the Jews.

69 Ringo the Gringo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:15pm

Well this photo is bound to show up on placards at the next Tea Party, that’s for sure.

70 Walter L. Newton  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:24pm

re: #67 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Fook!

Irish accent, nice.

71 Querent  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:28pm

re: #62 Nevergiveup

And who really killed Kennedy shot J.R.

(fixed it)

72 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:37pm

Nothing this man shocks me. God help us all.

73 Mezzetino  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:44pm

Are there any warm-n-fuzzy pictures of Chamberlain and Hitler in the archives out there?

74 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:52pm

Has Obama been briefed on what is actually going on in Venezuela?

Venezuela’s democracy is in “serious danger of collapse”, the country’s Catholic bishops said in an Easter message.

The government is picking off its main opponents one by one. Manuel Rosales, the mayor of Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second city, and the opposition’s defeated candidate in the 2006 presidential election, has gone into hiding to avoid arrest on corruption charges. The government claims he has left the country, although his family and his lawyers deny this.

Officials say he should defend himself in court. But since Mr Chávez has said he would personally jail Mr Rosales, he can hardly expect a fair trial. The president already controls the judiciary. But a bill soon to become law sets up a new executive-dominated judicial commission which would rank higher than the supine supreme court.

Needless to say, it gets worse from there.

75 HelloDare  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:53pm

All Obama needed was the Che Guevara flag from that Houston campaign office and he would have been on a par with Sean Penn.

76 robdouth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:38:58pm

re: #71 Querent

(fixed it)

Didn’t it turn out that it was Maggie Simpson?

77 CyanSnowHawk  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:04pm

re: #56 Occasional Reader

Another jovial Obama-Chavez pic, from Venezuelan newspaper El Universal.

That one’s kind of scary actually. Chavez’s face almost has a betrayed look to it, as though this were the point in Goodfellas when Tommy De Vito realized that he wasn’t going to be made.

78 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:06pm

re: #34 Nevergiveup

Come on, I bet there keeping the real important stuff from him.

LMAO.
Mr President, please leave the room, we’re gonna talk about national security.

79 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:13pm

When he got elected I thought it would be bad but I never in my wildest bad dreams tought it would get this bad this fast.

80 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:18pm

re: #49 massideas

Like
Attracts
Like

Ok…you win tonight’s special award, your very own and almost personal Bail-Out©{chains attached}.

81 alegrias  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:36pm

Obama accepted a dog from Ted Kennedy, and Joe Kennedy accepts oil from Hugo Chavez.

They’ve probably met at a Kennedy Compound before, and shared fraternity hijinks and Harvard secret handshakes.

Big Deal.

And when Hugo called Obama “not intelligent” that was just foreplay.

82 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:46pm

typical Obama….. what an opportunist…..

83 Athens Runaway  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:46pm

Waitaminitherr…

Chavez called Obama names multiple times in the past, most notably a “poor little ignoramus… who needs to study a little to understand reality”. And now they’re on buddy-buddy terms?

I’m confuzzed.

84 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:51pm

re: #53 calcajun

He does appear to be leaning back as he is shaking hands. But, unless someone just told him a funny limerick, his face appears pretty jovial.

85 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:39:55pm

re: #50 Walter L. Newton

Is it suppose to snow?

for crying out loud Walter, look outside. ;-)
We have a damn leak in the house.

86 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:40:11pm

re: #77 CyanSnowHawk

That one’s kind of scary actually. Chavez’s face almost has a betrayed look to it, as though this were the point in Goodfellas when Tommy De Vito realized that he wasn’t going to be made.

I disagree… Hugo looks tickled pink, in my opinion. The most famous man in the world is legitimizing him, why wouldn’t he be happy?

87 nyc redneck  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:40:14pm

what did he apologize to hugo for?
or was it just a general all encompassing statement that he used to
bash america.
o should stay down there. he would fit in better.

88 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:40:18pm

*BARF*

89 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:40:25pm

Well this is real shitty way to end a lovely springtime Friday afternoon. There goes the weekend!

Now, I’m going to have to gorge on avos and guac at the Avocado festival on Sunday. Oh, and beer. Lots of it.

90 unrealizedviewpoint  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:40:26pm

It’s okay to sit with the man, maybe shake his hand. Maybe even smile occasionally. But sharing the secret handshake?

91 brookly red  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:40:28pm

The really scary part is he dosen’t even pretend to have any issues with Chavez.

92 Ringo the Gringo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:40:36pm

No pics of our Prez with Lil’ Castro?

93 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:41:20pm

Still wish you would have voted for him?

94 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:41:31pm

How do you say “reset” in Spanish?

95 Afrocity  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:41:35pm

I thought Chavez said Obama was weak and stupid.

96 Mr. E. Train  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:41:42pm

Forgive the Don and Mike show reference, but does this mean they are part of the secret hand shake club?

97 Guy Caballero  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:41:46pm

Isn’t that the 60’s style “soul brother” handshake?

98 coquimbojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:41:47pm

I. Am. Speechless. How about that undignified handshake? He is the leader of the free world not some street corner hustler. When is he gonna act like it?

99 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:41:56pm

re: #92 Ringo the Gringo

No pics of our Prez with Lil’ Castro?

Give it a few weeks. Rome wasn’t burnt in a day.

100 coquimbojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:01pm

re: #94 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How do you say “reset” in Spanish?

Ve te a la mierda.

101 Opinionated  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:03pm

re: #79 Nevergiveup

When he got elected I thought it would be bad but I never in my wildest bad dreams tought it would get this bad this fast.

You ain’t seen nothing yet.

102 alegrias  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:14pm

re: #41 Occasional Reader

Obama to Chavez; I’d like to be your friend. According to Fox, translation of their verbal exchange. I’m not kidding.

* * * *
Besame,
Besame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche la primera vez!

103 Afrocity  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:16pm

At least he didn’t bow.

104 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:23pm

re: #51 Alouette

That network is still on the air? I thought they went belly up. Or were you listening to NPR?

It’s still on here in my lefty town. Although, occasionally there’s dead air.

105 tompaineftw  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:25pm

/ Obama getting pointers on how to turn a democracy into a dictatorship?

106 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:29pm

re: #98 coquimbojoe

I. Am. Speechless. How about that undignified handshake? He is the leader of the free world not some street corner hustler. When is he gonna act like it?

You’re just jealous, because he’s cooler than you are.
/

107 coquimbojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:36pm

re: #92 Ringo the Gringo

No pics of our Prez with Lil’ Castro?

Oh there will be as soon as it is possible.

108 Geepers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:47pm
He goes and accuses me of exporting terrorism: the least I can say is that he’s a poor ignoramus; he should read and study a little to understand reality,” Chavez said.

The socialist president was referring to Obama’s January interview with Spanish-language US network Univision:

Chávez has “been a force that has interrupted progress in the region… We need to be firm when we see this news, that Venezuela is exporting terrorist activities or supporting malicious entities like the FARC. This creates problems that are not acceptable.

Such ignorance,” Chavez said adding that “the real obstacle has been the empire that he today presides over, which has exported terrorism for nearly 200 years, has launched atomic bombs on innocent cities, has bombarded, invaded and issued orders to kill whenever they have taken the notion.”

Hey Dog! How’s it hangin?

Good to see ya Bro!

109 CyanSnowHawk  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:53pm

re: #83 Athens Runaway

Waitaminitherr…

Chavez called Obama names multiple times in the past, most notably a “poor little ignoramus… who needs to study a little to understand reality”. And now they’re on buddy-buddy terms?

I’m confuzzed.

Bully syndrome. Face to face it’s all smiles, but as soon as the one that is powerful enough to kick your ass is seven ways from Sunday is out of the room, it’s back to the insults.

110 reine.de.tout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:42:58pm

re: #95 Afrocity

I thought Chavez said Obama was weak and stupid.

What Obama heard:
Strong and Brilliant.

111 Ojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:07pm

4 years in slo-mo.

Fooey.

112 coquimbojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:12pm

re: #106 Occasional Reader

You’re just jealous, because he’s cooler than you are.
/

That actually maybe so. But my wife is better looking.

113 Noah's Arrrgh  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:20pm

Once the word gets out that Obama yukked it up with Chavez, he’ll go into his tried and true routine for diffusing criticism. Step 1, dissemble (That’s not the Chavez I knew!). Step 2, throw Chavez under the bus. Step 3, Complain about distractions from the right wing and Fox News.

I see this happening within the next few days. Watch for it…

114 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:35pm

re: #65 screaming_eagle

I often watch Countdown with Oberdork
Gotta know what the loons are watching.

you are brave. but yes, occasionally we must listen (like media matters does to the conservatives) to the freak show on the left.

115 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:38pm

re: #95 Afrocity

I thought Chavez said Obama was weak and stupid.

And Obama just proved it to him. Hence Chavez’s huge smile.

116 curquhart  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:38pm

Basically he is saying, I am the world’s asshole?
I just find it funny that so many are offended by a relative nobody like Chavez and then drive to the People’s Republic of Walmart, buy shoddily made goods from Communist China and fill up their car with gas from the Saudi Terrorist-supporting Theocracy/Monarchy.

Something about the mote in thy brother’s eye and the beam in thine own eye comes into mind.

117 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:39pm

re: #48 Nevergiveup

Please be kidding. Pretty please

At least he did not sing either the Barney theme or “It’s a Small World”.

118 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:48pm

re: #102 alegrias

* * * *
Besame,
Besame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche la primera vez!

Si, si, si
este amor es tan profundo
que te eres mi consentido
que lo sepa todo el mundo…

-Carlos Vives
(Well, I swapped out an “a” for an “o” at the end of consentido, other than that, igualito)

119 Ringo the Gringo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:43:59pm

re: #95 Afrocity

I thought Chavez said Obama was weak and stupid.

And now he’s proving it.

120 brookly red  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:44:03pm

re: #94 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How do you say “reset” in Spanish?


revolución

121 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:44:37pm

Wait, Isn’t Hugo the guy who recently buddy’d up with Ahmadinnerjacket? And the Russians?

And now he is buddying up with Obama?

122 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:44:42pm

re: #113 Noah’s Arrrgh

Once the word gets out that Obama yukked it up with Chavez, he’ll go into his tried and true routine for diffusing criticism. Step 1, dissemble (That’s not the Chavez I knew!). Step 2, throw Chavez under the bus. Step 3, Complain about distractions from the right wing and Fox News.

I see this happening within the next few days. Watch for it…

Or he might say that Chavez is misunderstood and is working for the common good against the selfish forces trying to distract him…

123 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:02pm

Obama has embarrassed me again. Why do I feel so surprised?

124 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:09pm

re: #103 Afrocity

At least he didn’t bow.

He didn’t bow. White House said so.

He didn’t shake Chavez’s hand. White House says so.

125 CyanSnowHawk  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:11pm

re: #86 Occasional Reader

I disagree… Hugo looks tickled pink, in my opinion. The most famous man in the world is legitimizing him, why wouldn’t he be happy?

Just my first impression of the picture. Out of context, it can be seen both ways, but we already know that buddy-buddy is the way it happened.

126 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:13pm

Any ambiguity as to where this moron stands?

Are we still fringe wackos for opposing this pathetic national embarrassment?

Un.

Believable.

127 seagreenroom  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:28pm

It’s not even a regular, grown-up handshake.

It’s a counterculture salute, the kind of handshake you share only with those with whom you feel a strong resonance.

When I see this kind of thing I seriously want to commit some mayhem.

128 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:33pm

re: #84 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

It looks like a forced smile to me while Chavez is clearly enjoying the photo op.

129 callahan23  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:36pm
re: #95 Afrocity
I thought Chavez said Obama was weak and stupid.


re: #110 reine.de.tout

What Obama heard:
Strong and Brilliant.


That is because the 0 cannot hear criticism, he is incapable of it.

130 nyc redneck  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:55pm

o is such an undignified joke.

131 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:56pm

re: #95 Afrocity

I thought Chavez said Obama was weak and stupid.


That’s why he wants to take advantage of him

132 Opinionated  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:45:58pm

re: #105 tompaineftw

/ Obama getting pointers on how to turn a democracy into a dictatorship?

Or Chavez is learning how to spread the wealth.

133 Jetpilot1101  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:09pm

re: #127 seagreenroom

Careful, thin ice ahead.

134 Afrocity  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:17pm

Is anyone watching Obama live? What the hell is he saying. His teleprompter must be off.

135 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:17pm

re: #124 screaming_eagle

He didn’t bow. White House said so.

He didn’t shake Chavez’s hand. White House says so.

This is not the handshake you’re looking for…

/Jedi mind trick

136 williwonka  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:22pm

In many Spanish speaking countries one shakes hands, even with a person one dislikes or even hates.

One does not feel like a hypocrite when doing this.

It is impossible to imagine feeling correct, by refusing to shake an offered hand.

137 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:31pm

re: #93 Racer X

Still wish you would have voted for him?

Hmmmm?

138 curquhart  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:36pm

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

139 Mr. In get Mr. Out  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:41pm

re: #123 WindHorse

Obama has embarrassed me again. Why do I feel so surprised?

He uses tactics for greatest embarrassment, then tries to increase the embarrassment.

140 CyanSnowHawk  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:42pm

re: #109 CyanSnowHawk

Bully syndrome. Face to face it’s all smiles, but as soon as the one that is powerful enough to kick your ass is seven ways from Sunday is out of the room, it’s back to the insults.

Whoops. PIMF

141 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:44pm
142 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:46:46pm

re: #50 Walter L. Newton

Is it suppose to snow?

This is one weird spring storm. rain, snow, rain, snow. Right now - huge HUGE clumpy flakes. What’s it doing in Golden…. I suspect the same?

143 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:02pm

re: #128 calcajun

You do have a point. I do not think he should have gone near Chavez. But, who am I. Just a silly little guy who has it in for dictating, murdering thugs.

144 lost of earth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:05pm

No teleprompter. Listening to zero is torture.

145 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:06pm

re: #134 Afrocity

Is anyone watching Obama live? What the hell is he saying. His teleprompter must be off.

What channel?

146 pink freud  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:06pm

re: #126 Boxy_brown

Any ambiguity as to where this moron stands?

Are we still fringe wackos for opposing this pathetic national embarrassment?

Un.

Believable.

He’s only an embarrassment to a little less than half of us, boxy ….to the other half, he is implementing — to their delight — their naive and dangerous world view.

147 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:20pm

re: #95 Afrocity

I thought Chavez said Obama was weak and stupid.

He is, he shook his hand……

148 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:23pm

re: #137 Racer X

Hmmmm?

I knew who that was directed to.

149 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:23pm

re: #116 curquhart

Basically he is saying, I am the world’s asshole whipping boy, laughing stock, rented mule to beat.

150 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:27pm

re: #141 Iron Fist

Four more years. It makes me want to puke.

See my
re: #88 Racer X

151 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:31pm

re: #134 Afrocity

uhhh….. as I’ve said before….. ahhh…. uhhh…..

152 coquimbojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:39pm

re: #118 Occasional Reader

Si, si, si
este amor es tan profundo
que te eres mi consentido
que lo sepa todo el mundo…

-Carlos Vives
(Well, I swapped out an “a” for an “o” at the end of consentido, other than that, igualito)

Mami, el negro esta rabioso
que queire al conmigo?
que sera lo tiene el negro?

153 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:45pm

JOE-4-OIL is so jealous.

154 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:48pm

re: #134 Afrocity

Is anyone watching Obama live? What the hell is he saying. His teleprompter must be off.

How do you say “uh” in Spanish.

155 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:47:51pm

re: #145 Occasional Reader

What channel?

They have channels in hell?

156 Catttt  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:03pm
157 Opinionated  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:06pm

re: #127 seagreenroom

It’s not even a regular, grown-up handshake.

It’s a counterculture salute, the kind of handshake you share only with those with whom you feel a strong resonance.

.

Maybe they’re playing, rock, paper, scissor, match.

158 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:10pm

re: #143 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just a silly little guy who has it in for dictating, murdering thugs.

You too? Let’s form a club!

159 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:11pm

re: #128 calcajun

It looks like a forced smile to me while Chavez is clearly enjoying the photo op.

I disagree. That smile reaches all the way to Obama’s eyes. They are crinkled up in delight. Forced smiles stop at the lips.

160 unrealizedviewpoint  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:26pm

This is pretty much exactly what we can expect from his upcoming meet with DinnerJacket.

161 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:27pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

You mean when Reagan left Gorby hanging?

162 Geepers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:44pm

Ringo the Gringo (#92),

No pics of our Prez with Lil’ Castro?

Soon.

Obama Embraces Opening for Talks With Cuba

163 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:46pm

re: #155 Nevergiveup

They have channels in hell?

The Oprah Channel, the Martha Channel…….

164 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:54pm

Look on the bright side….. *crickets*

165 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:48:59pm

re: #160 unrealizedviewpoint

This is pretty much exactly what we can expect from his upcoming meet with DinnerJacket.

But since short shit is so small can we expect another bow?

166 nyc redneck  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:04pm

i’m heading to the ‘likker’ store.

167 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:21pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

Uh, no. Reagan walked out on the talks and left Gorby stunned and shaking.

168 simonml  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:31pm

Its been so easy for Obama since he’s taken office. All he has to do is think of what Bush would do, then do the opposite.

There’s a reason Bush hates Chavez. That same reason is also why Obama likes him. Its despicable.

169 coquimbojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:36pm

re: #136 williwonka

In many Spanish speaking countries one shakes hands, even with a person one dislikes or even hates.

One does not feel like a hypocrite when doing this.

It is impossible to imagine feeling correct, by refusing to shake an offered hand.

O is not Latin American and a handshake or any action from him signifies the mood and policy of our country. He should not be shaking the hands of petty tyrants that support Iran, Hezbollah, and FARC and the drug cartels. It is inexcusable.

170 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:40pm

re: #161 screaming_eagle

You mean when Reagan left Gorby hanging?

Ya mean right before we went back into Soviet water to tap that communication cable?

171 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:40pm

re: #146 pink freud

He’s only an embarrassment to a little less than half of us, boxy ….to the other half, he is implementing — to their delight — their naive and dangerous world view.

They should go live in Venezuela instead of re-creating it here.

172 Catttt  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:46pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

I’ll take “What is no?” for $1,000, Alex.

173 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:48pm

re: #159 Russkilitlover

I disagree. That smile reaches all the way to Obama’s eyes. They are crinkled up in delight. Forced smiles stop at the lips.

I don’t think they’d have the boyz in the hood handshake either….

174 WindHorse  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:50pm

re: #138 curquhart

no….. because, unlike Obama, Reagan was neither weak nor stupid…..

(gee, THAT was easy!)

175 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:49:53pm

re: #1 Alouette

What kind of seekrit homey handshake is that?

Looks like the old “Thumb Fuck”.

176 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:50:03pm

re: #159 Russkilitlover

Eh. It’s a snapshot—not a portrait. Could be a smile. Could be wince. Tomato…

177 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:50:47pm

re: #166 nyc redneck

i’m heading to the ‘likker’ store.

I did that yesterday looking forward to drinking my way through the next 4 years.

178 Jewels (AKA Julian)  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:50:53pm

Carter Mk II is working hard to live up to Mk I’s reputation…..

*sigh*

179 unrealizedviewpoint  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:50:55pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

Screw-off you punk. When Reagan met with Gorbachev it was on Reagan’s terms. There was years & years of work put into that meet.

180 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:03pm
181 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:04pm

re: #176 calcajun

Eh. It’s a snapshot—not a portrait. Could be a smile. Could be wince. Tomato…

Please see my link to El Universal uprthread, and that photo. Don’t look much like a wince to me.

182 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:11pm

re: #170 Nevergiveup

Ya mean right before we went back into Soviet water to tap that communication cable?

Which was after Russia stole the supercomputer full of bugs.

183 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:11pm

re: #170 Nevergiveup

Ya mean right before we went back into Soviet water to tap that communication cable?

ixnay on the able-cay.

184 CyanSnowHawk  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:18pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

If the Castros and Chavez were as serious a threat to us the Soviet Union was, we would meet with them to discuss it. Our President meeting with these low level threats gives them a legitimacy they don’t deserve.

185 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:28pm

Robert Gibbs will deny this is a handshake.

186 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:44pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

Yeah, it’s pretty crucial that we try to get Venezuela to cut back on its nuclear weapons stockpile, you’re right.

/moron

187 Steffan  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:51:46pm

re: #169 coquimbojoe

Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

This shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, they share the same ideals.

188 pink freud  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:52:02pm

re: #171 Boxy_brown

They should go live in Venezuela instead of re-creating it here.

They would say that *we* should go live in Venezuela ….it’s time for their new world order ……and they won.

189 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:52:07pm

Is there anyone listening to earth tonight on the satellite radio?

190 simonml  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:52:26pm

re: #185 loppyd

Robert Gibbs will deny this is a handshake.

“Its an overseas greeting contingency.” -Gibbs

191 KingKenrod  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:52:48pm

Maybe Obama cozied up to Castro so he could enjoy this happy happy photo-op?

192 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:05pm
193 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:06pm

re: #148 NYCHardhat

It just cracks me up when someone says things like ‘Republicans are stupid, I’m gonna switch to being a Democrat’. They seem to forget how stupid the Democrats can be. BOTH sides do stupid shit. It has ALWAYS been a choice between dumb and dumberer.

194 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:14pm

re: #138 curquhart

Yeah that makes perfect sense. Let me meet with the enemies of the country and insult the citizens that I serve. Fuck off.

195 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:18pm

re: #191 KingKenrod

Maybe Obama cozied up to Castro so he could enjoy this happy happy photo-op?

Well Obama does smoke?

196 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:25pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

Reagan arrived at Reykjavik before Gorbachev. When Gorbachev arrived older Reagan without an over coat bounded out at meet a bundled up younger Gorbachev at the limo. Reagan controlled the meeting. Reagan sent a message.

What message is Obama sending.

197 capitalist piglet  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:28pm

re: #56 Occasional Reader

Another jovial Obama-Chavez pic, from Venezuelan newspaper El Universal.

Let’s see if he smiles at Bibi like that.

198 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:38pm

re: #192 Iron Fist

We are so fucked.

Pretty much sums it up ha.

199 Mr. In get Mr. Out  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:44pm

re: #190 simonml

“Its an overseas greeting contingency.” -Gibbs

“Doesn’t everyone wipe turkey grease off by sharing a napkin? They were only saving paper.”

200 tompaineftw  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:48pm

/ …if it smells like a commie…

201 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:52pm

re: #116 curquhart

Basically he is saying, I am the world’s asshole?
I just find it funny that so many are offended by a relative nobody like Chavez and then drive to the People’s Republic of Walmart, buy shoddily made goods from Communist China and fill up their car with gas from the Saudi Terrorist-supporting Theocracy/Monarchy.

Something about the mote in thy brother’s eye and the beam in thine own eye comes into mind.

I’m (still) too sick to be rude properly, so I’ll put this politely: You probably won’t find many lizards who disagree on your points that we need to rely on China and the Near East less. You will however find many who dispute your tone.

the oil we get is from Canada and Mexico; also, we rely almost as much from Venezuela as we do from Saudi. In addition it’s an illegitimate snark to talk about us “filling up our cars” - what, you don’t approve of one’s individual freedom to drive around? Not to mention that oil is used to make chemicals and plastics primarily; gasoline is the last step in the chain, basically a waste product.

Having said all that, I’ll let the others set in with the BBQ. A gamey rump steak sounds good right now.

202 gettinby  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:53:58pm

re: #121 Racer X

Wait, Isn’t Hugo the guy who recently buddy’d up with Ahmadinnerjacket? And the Russians?

And now he is buddying up with Obama?

menagaquatre?

/I’m paying to get screwed. Never thought I’d see the day.
//Open to pimfing on my French.

203 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:15pm

re: #196 jcm

Reagan arrived at Reykjavik before Gorbachev. When Gorbachev arrived older Reagan without an over coat bounded out at meet a bundled up younger Gorbachev at the limo. Reagan controlled the meeting. Reagan sent a message.

What message is Obama sending.

That he’s comfortable with totalitarian dictators.

204 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:16pm
205 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:20pm

re: #196 jcm

Reagan arrived at Reykjavik before Gorbachev. When Gorbachev arrived older Reagan without an over coat bounded out at meet a bundled up younger Gorbachev at the limo. Reagan controlled the meeting. Reagan sent a message.

What message is Obama sending.

That Sarkozy is right

206 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:36pm

Well, he is not meeting with Chavez per se, correct? He’s there for the “Summit of the America’s”, right?

Doesn’t the POTUS have handlers to keep meetings that the President does not want from happening?

207 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:39pm

re: #188 pink freud

They would say that *we* should go live in Venezuela ….it’s time for their new world order ……and they won.

Sigh… Well, Boxy won’t go quietly.

I still can’t believe the stupidity of this. He just adores our committed enemies and alienates our loyal allies.

208 coquimbojoe  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:39pm

re: #196 jcm

Reagan arrived at Reykjavik before Gorbachev. When Gorbachev arrived older Reagan without an over coat bounded out at meet a bundled up younger Gorbachev at the limo. Reagan controlled the meeting. Reagan sent a message.

What message is Obama sending.

Reagan taught him the meaning of BEYOTCH!

209 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:42pm

re: #136 williwonka

In many Spanish speaking countries one shakes hands, even with a person one dislikes or even hates.

Um… I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that I have more experience doing business in Latin America than you do.

The rules are roughly the same as the are here.

Yes, as a courtesy, you shake hands. If you are at an event with someone who’s an enemy, you make sure, as a matter of protocol, that the occasion doesn’t arise. And if it does, you sure as hell don’t give a “we’ve got soul!” handshake, and grin broadly.

210 caligal  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:57pm

okay, Mr. Johnson, today we agree!
now I will go back to “lurking”; I must be too thin skinned cuz sometimes I find the crowd a bit intimidating.

211 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:54:58pm

re: #193 Racer X

It just cracks me up when someone says things like ‘Republicans are stupid, I’m gonna switch to being a Democrat’. They seem to forget how stupid the Democrats can be. BOTH sides do stupid shit. It has ALWAYS been a choice between dumb and dumberer.

I never understood that. Jindal isn’t a good candidate, I will vote for a worse one.

I’m not voting anymore. ACORN ruined it.

212 IslandLibertarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:55:04pm

re: #116 curquhart

Chavez is not a “NOBODY”.
I’m concerned about China too.
They’ll own us soon………..

now about those motes and beams, let he who is without sin cast the first stone….
better yet………say it, own it, get over it.

213 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:55:16pm

Barry has some very delicate wrists.

Unlike OR.

214 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:55:28pm

re: #206 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Well, he is not meeting with Chavez per se, correct? He’s there for the “Summit of the America’s”, right?

Doesn’t the POTUS have handlers to keep meetings that the President does not want from happening?

YES HE DOES! Oh G-D we are so fucked.

215 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:55:34pm
216 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:55:51pm

re: #181 Occasional Reader

Please. I am trying so hard to make this a “glass half full” situation. Yes, more Scotch will make it a full glass.

217 aboo-Hoo-Hoo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:55:58pm

re: #210 caligal

okay, Mr. Johnson, today we agree!
now I will go back to “lurking”; I must be too thin skinned cuz sometimes I find the crowd a bit intimidating.

Fergen it, step in and welcome aboard.

218 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:56:13pm

Funny how all the nations of the world: ie. China, Russia & USA are all stroking the scum sucking oil countries of the world::: Saudi Arabia, Iran & Venezuela. The latter are laughing all the way to the new banks under construction.

219 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:56:14pm

re: #196 jcm

Reagan arrived at Reykjavik before Gorbachev. When Gorbachev arrived older Reagan without an over coat bounded out at meet a bundled up younger Gorbachev at the limo. Reagan controlled the meeting. Reagan sent a message.

What message is Obama sending.

“Here’s my lunch money. Please, not in the face this time”.

220 Catttt  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:56:48pm
221 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:04pm

re: #192 Iron Fist

We are so fucked.

The handshake says it all.

222 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:06pm

re: #219 Racer X

“Here’s my lunch money. Please, not in the face this time”.

Isn’t that what Pussy said before they shot in and threw in off the boat?

223 Clubsec  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:09pm

Well as was stated elsewhere … our new Defense theme:
Make Believe, Not War.

And the most frightening thing is that this country’s most top secret information is revealed to him each and every day. It just boggles the mind.
So Israel is concerned? Rahm (How much for that Senate seat?) Emmanuel is telling the Israeli’s to evacuate the West Bank settlements.
So to reverberate Mandy’s statement: So sons and daughters of Israel living in FLORIDA how do you feel about your POTUS selection NOW!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it now, we’re fucked, … and that’s as optimistic as it gets.

224 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:12pm

Some imbecile liberal on CNN babbling about how this is “tough diplomacy”.

Give me a fucking break.

225 IslandLibertarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:12pm

…and touching someone on the arm or shoulder while shaking hands is a bonding move……….

226 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:13pm

re: #219 Racer X

“Here’s my lunch money. Please, not in the face this time”.

It aint his lunch money he’s giving away.

227 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:18pm

I noticed avanti has dissapeared. That’s a shame. I really wanted to see how he spun this one.

228 notutopia  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:29pm

I guess I’m just an advocate for professionalism, old fashioned decorum, and require more traditional salutations from our El Presidente to other Heads of States. To me, this is unacceptable and deplorable conduct, and sends a message to anyone that views this picture, that this man is not about traditional “Business”.
Shameful behavior for a POTUS to greet a Marxist in this Brothers from the same ‘hood, fashion!

229 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:46pm

re: #196 jcm

I remember Gorby gesturing to Reagan that it was too cold. Reagan, just shrugged and smiled.

IT WAS FREAKIN’ ICELAND!

(btw, first time I had ever heard of Reykjavik, Iceland)

230 unrealizedviewpoint  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:48pm

re: #196 jcm

Reagan arrived at Reykjavik before Gorbachev. When Gorbachev arrived older Reagan without an over coat bounded out at meet a bundled up younger Gorbachev at the limo. Reagan controlled the meeting. Reagan sent a message.

What message is Obama sending.

Obama is sending the message that he’s all lubed & ready. Now he’s asking us to get ready.

231 simonml  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:57:52pm

re: #185 loppyd

Robert Gibbs will deny this is a handshake.

“President Obama was doing crunches and asked for help getting up. This is not a handshake.” -Gibbs

232 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:58:00pm

re: #222 Nevergiveup

Isn’t that what Pussy said before they shot in and threw in off the boat?

I don’t remember, but that’s what happened to Tommy in Goodfellas so his mother couldn’t have an open casket.

233 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:58:22pm

re: #224 Occasional Reader

Some imbecile liberal on CNN babbling about how this is “tough diplomacy”.

Give me a fucking break.

CNN ought to ask Sarkozy how “tough” Obama is.

234 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:58:23pm

re: #211 NYCHardhat

I never understood that. Jindal isn’t a good candidate, I will vote for a worse one.

I’m not voting anymore. ACORN ruined it.

Or where we are now -

McCain isn’t a good candidate, I will vote for worse one.

235 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:58:25pm

re: #227 Kenneth

I noticed avanti has dissapeared. That’s a shame. I really wanted to see how he spun this one.

At Media Matters waiting for talking points.

236 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:58:44pm

re: #227 Kenneth

I noticed avanti has dissapeared. That’s a shame. I really wanted to see how he spun this one.

Ever see Katerina Witt do that spinning move on the ice?

237 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:58:53pm
238 HoosierHoops  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:58:54pm

re: #220 Catttt

[Video]

Cattt…I’m here..You are having Internet issues..I can help..
It’s helpful to know if you are wireless, LAN, and browser details..

239 alegrias  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:05pm

re: #83 Athens Runaway

Waitaminitherr…

Chavez called Obama names multiple times in the past, most notably a “poor little ignoramus… who needs to study a little to understand reality”. And now they’re on buddy-buddy terms?

I’m confuzzed.

* * * *
Well, that’s like calling Ted Kennedy a cheater (someone took his Spanish tests for him at Harvard), or calling Joe Biden a plagiarizer (Biden stole speech material from british labor leader Neil Kinnock, about life in the coal mines).

Just hablando truth to power.

240 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:06pm

This asshole has to screw up royally, and I mean ROYALLY if we want him out. There is soooooo much riding on him to be a success. Too much invested. It makes me want to puke. I think we will have 8 years of him.

241 pink freud  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:08pm

re: #225 IslandLibertarian

…and touching someone on the arm or shoulder while shaking hands is a bonding move……….

Bullseye. Both this and the crinkling of the eyes. It means what it means.

242 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:14pm

re: #227 Kenneth

I noticed avanti has dissapeared. That’s a shame. I really wanted to see how he spun this one.

Scrambling to contact the press office for talking points, I’m sure.

243 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:20pm

re: #215 Iron Fist

It is easy to tell them apart if you just stick with the fundementals. The Republicans are the stupid Party. The Democrats are the evil Party.

Man, you hit that right on the head.

244 simonml  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:23pm

re: #185 loppyd

Robert Gibbs will deny this is a handshake.

“It depends on how you define handshake.” -Gibbs invoking Bill Clinton

245 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:30pm

re: #236 Nevergiveup

Ever see Katerina Witt do that spinning move on the ice?

Mother- make it stop!

246 monkeytime  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:41pm

I never thought I would see a time when the French seem more ballsy then the US.

247 brookly red  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:46pm

/But I don’t want to live under socialism!

248 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:53pm

We could sure use that Lizard Lounge tonight.

249 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:53pm

re: #227 Kenneth

I noticed avanti has dissapeared. That’s a shame. I really wanted to see how he spun this one.

He’s getting his talking points first.

250 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 4:59:58pm

The main difference between Chavez and Mugabe? A few months in the sun.

251 unrealizedviewpoint  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:00:01pm

re: #215 Iron Fist

It is easy to tell them apart if you just stick with the fundementals. The Republicans are the stupid Party. The Democrats are the evil Party.

I’m not convinced they’re evil, but I know they’re the selfish party.

252 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:00:15pm

re: #247 brookly red

/But I don’t want to live under socialism!

But Socialism wants to live OVER you!

253 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:00:21pm

I picked the wrong 4 year span to stop drinking paint thinner.

254 Mr. E. Train  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:00:28pm

George Will wants to know if they were wearing jeans during the meeting before he comments on it.

255 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:01:02pm

re: #254 Mr. E. Train

George Will wants to know if they were wearing jeans during the meeting before he comments on it.

Well, it is after Easter, so it’s OK for them to wear white. We are so doomed.

256 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:01:41pm

Or this photo… of the Narcissist in Chief

257 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:01:45pm

re: #253 NYCHardhat

I picked the wrong 4 year span to stop drinking paint thinner.

Start eating paint chips—it can only improve your outlook.

258 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:01:48pm

re: #246 monkeytime

I never thought I would see a time when the French seem more ballsy then the US.

Is that one of those end-times prophecies?

259 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:01:51pm

re: #116 curquhart

Basically he is saying, I am the world’s asshole?
I just find it funny that so many are offended by a relative nobody like Chavez and then drive to the People’s Republic of Walmart, buy shoddily made goods from Communist China and fill up their car with gas from the Saudi Terrorist-supporting Theocracy/Monarchy.

Something about the mote in thy brother’s eye and the beam in thine own eye comes into mind.

Well hell. Let’s declare war on the Saudi’s and go get their oil then. I’m cool with that………I’m sick of smarmy attitudes that condescendingly make fun of us daring to drive our cars. How ‘bout helping out and directing some of that smarm at the leftists in this country that won’t let us drill here or build more refinieries or build nuclear plants or use coal or anything else. Oh, I forgot….we can inflate out tires to the correct psi. That’s a stroke of brilliance.//
Maybe we wouldn’t be so dependent if we weren’t endlessly tied up in litigation by the same left that mocks our relationship with the countries that do produce oil.
Just saying no to everything is not a fucking energy policy.

260 alegrias  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:01:56pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

* * *
When Reagan met Gorby, he had the BALLS to say to Gorby’s face, “let those religious objectors go” and brought up the names of political refuseniks and Jewish people seeking freedom.

and unless you really are ignorant, how could you forget Mr. Reagan standing next to Communist Berlin’s cement wall and demanding of Gorby, “Tear Down this Wall”?

261 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:01:58pm

re: #250 Zimriel

Not cool.

262 KingKenrod  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:02:00pm

Did Bush ever meet Chavez?

He met with a Chavez opponent, Maria Corina Machado, in 2005.

263 HelloDare  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:02:12pm
264 DEZes  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:02:13pm

Can we be embarrassed by this numb skull now?
Im gonna watch a movie, its all I can take on a Friday night.

265 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:02:36pm

I don’t want to get all pornographic on you, but it really looks like Obama is giving Chavez a Thumb Job.

266 astronmr20  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:02:39pm

re: #19 nyc redneck

so chavez doesn’t think o is an ignoramous anymore?
that’s nice/

What strikes me is Chavez’s smirk in his smile, looking Obama up and down. No doubt it’s Chavez that went in for the bro handshake.

He’s mocking Obama, and O has no idea how to handle it.

That’s how I read this, mostly.

Still sickening.

267 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:02:55pm

re: #249 screaming_eagle

Heh. It’s either GMTA or neither of us can produce an original thought.

268 curquhart  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:02:57pm

Uh, no. Reagan walked out on the talks and left Gorby stunned and shaking.
Reagan and Gorbachev met several times, so Obama meeting with Chavez once is not really something worth being offended by.

As I stated previously, there are real enemies of the US out there (China, Saudi Arabia, Russia) that we trade with and suck up to on a daily basis.
Chavez is not really someone worth worrying about.

269 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:02pm

re: #236 Nevergiveup

This calls for a Tonya Harding move.

270 brookly red  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:07pm

re: #252 calcajun

But Socialism wants to live OVER you!

fuck that

271 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:13pm

Sigh.

That was not intended as a racial remark, but a comment on Chavez’s economic, social and political thought. Which differs not a lick from Mugabe’s.

272 CyanSnowHawk  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:17pm

re: #232 loppyd

I don’t remember, but that’s what happened to Tommy in Goodfellas so his mother couldn’t have an open casket.

He got beat up in Goodfellas? Maybe I confused Tommy for Nicky in Casino in my earlier comment.

273 DEZes  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:23pm

re: #259 LGoPs

Well hell. Let’s declare war on the Saudi’s and go get their oil then. I’m cool with that………I’m sick of smarmy attitudes that condescendingly make fun of us daring to drive our cars. How ‘bout helping out and directing some of that smarm at the leftists in this country that won’t let us drill here or build more refinieries or build nuclear plants or use coal or anything else. Oh, I forgot….we can inflate out tires to the correct psi. That’s a stroke of brilliance.//
Maybe we wouldn’t be so dependent if we weren’t endlessly tied up in litigation by the same left that mocks our relationship with the countries that do produce oil.
Just saying no to everything is not a fucking energy policy.

You did us proud. ;)

274 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:34pm

re: #258 screaming_eagle

Is that one of those end-times prophecies?

When timid Gauls
Whose diminutive balls
Seem large than all
Then comes the fall.

—at least I think that was Nostradamus

275 skywarner  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:34pm

The pics look like Nobama is apologizing to Chavez…

I’ve seen town mayors with more class, poise and diplomatic skills than these two brethren combined.

276 HelloDare  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:53pm

re: #265 So?

I don’t want to get all pornographic on you, but it really looks like Obama is giving Chavez a Thumb Job.

He’s giving American the finger.

277 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:03:55pm

re: #269 Kenneth

This calls for a Tonya Harding move.

One of her moves from the movie? Which one is Obama?

278 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:04:11pm

re: #272 CyanSnowHawk

He got beat up in Goodfellas? Maybe I confused Tommy for Nicky in Casino in my earlier comment.

He got shot - it was a set up. They told him he was being “made” and they killed him instead.

279 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:04:12pm

re: #270 brookly red

And it wants to do that, to.

280 Noam Sayin'  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:04:21pm

A soul shake?

Really?

281 capitalist piglet  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:04:29pm

re: #219 Racer X

“Here’s my lunch money. Please, not in the face this time”.

Or, “Here’s my country’s lunch money. Get yourself something nice.”

282 eon  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:04:48pm

re: #227 Kenneth

I noticed avanti has dissapeared. That’s a shame. I really wanted to see how he spun this one.

It will be even more interesting to see how the White House Unicorn Press Office spins this.

Oh, wait, I already know how.

White House Dog! White House Dog! White House Dog!
Cute puppy! Cute puppy! Cute puppy!
Bo! Bo! Bo! Bo!

It doesn’t take much “spin” when the press corps lets him hide behind a little puppy.


Well, I’m out for the evening. Movie night. Tonight’s feature; The 13th Warrior (1999), starring Antonio Banderas, directed by John McTiernan.

Good night, Lizards.

Sleep well.

cheers

eon

283 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:04:58pm

re: #249 screaming_eagle

He’s getting his talking points first.

re: #242 Russkilitlover

Scrambling to contact the press office for talking points, I’m sure.

re: #235 jcm

At Media Matters waiting for talking points.

I believe we have a consensus here!

284 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:05:06pm

Fuck it. Its a Pixies night.

Youtube Video

285 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:05:08pm

re: #272 CyanSnowHawk

He got beat up in Goodfellas? Maybe I confused Tommy for Nicky in Casino in my earlier comment.

Well they both ended up face down.

286 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:05:21pm

re: #267 Russkilitlover

Heh. It’s either GMTA or neither of us can produce an original thought.

My typing is slow, Could be GMTA or it could be the truth. :)

287 KingKenrod  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:05:26pm

Celebrities who have met with Chavez:

Sean Penn
Kevin Spacey
Naomi Campbell
Danny Glover
Barack Obama

288 HelloDare  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:05:28pm

That’s the same kind of handshake Obama gives Billy Ayers.

289 holycrusader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:05:29pm

Wow! Even though I’m Canadian…I am really embarrassed by that picture.

290 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:05:54pm

re: #276 HelloDare

He’s giving American the finger.

Wrong finger.

291 simonml  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:02pm

Next week when Chavez gets home, the first words out of his mouth with be: “I showed that devil of an American President who was boss. He acquiesced to every single one of my demands and then we shook on it. This picture is proof.”

That’s verbatim of course. Also, I spelled acquiesced without cheating. I’m so proud

292 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:07pm

re: #251 unrealizedviewpoint

I’m not convinced they’re evil, but I know they’re the selfish party.

Keeping people in poverty so they can get the vote is evil. Bashing American troops with no evidence is evil. Accusing fellow Americans of war crimes, when they know damn well non have occurred, just to gain votes is evil.

Forcing businesses to engage in practices that are detrimental to their well being, then bashing them in public for doing what they were told, IS EVIL.

293 Catttt  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:09pm

re: #238 HoosierHoops

Cattt…I’m here..You are having Internet issues..I can help..
It’s helpful to know if you are wireless, LAN, and browser details..

This comp is hardwired. My other two comps don’t have the issue.

Both my browsers have the issue, so it must not be browser-specific.

I have comcast - no LAN.

294 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:14pm

re: #268 curquhart

Uh, no. Reagan walked out on the talks and left Gorby stunned and shaking.
Reagan and Gorbachev met several times, so Obama meeting with Chavez once is not really something worth being offended by.

As I stated previously, there are real enemies of the US out there (China, Saudi Arabia, Russia) that we trade with and suck up to on a daily basis.
Chavez is not really someone worth worrying about.

Russian ships, Russian fighter planes, contacts and deals with Iran, and the Norks. On top of that Thugo has hijacked a nation, and Obama shakes hands and smiles at a Thug and Thief.

Venezuelan Opposition in Hiding, Behind Bars as Chavez Widens Crackdown

295 josephus  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:36pm

Embarrassing - The real problem is most Americans don’t know who Chavez is or what he represents. There is no outrage because Chavez is positioned as a modern day Guevera who wants to reduce Americans heating and oil costs. A real saviour and a good guy according to Sean Penn!

The dumbing down of America is paying off for the left. People are not aware enough to understand the implications of what is really going on!

The radical left will play this as Obama bashing, not what it is, which is the President of the free world fawning all over a radical leftist who throws dissenters in jail.

296 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:38pm

re: #287 KingKenrod

Celebrities who have met with Chavez:

Sean Penn
Kevin Spacey
Naomi Campbell
Danny Glover
Barack Obama

Lizard that thinks all of the above are fucknuts:

LGoPs

297 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:41pm
298 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:57pm
299 Russkilitlover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:06:57pm

I’m out, everyone. Have a wonderful weekend. See ya’ll later.

300 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:07:05pm

re: #287 KingKenrod

Celebrities who have met with Chavez:

Sean Penn: Assclown
Kevin Spacey: Thats a shame. I like his movies.
Naomi Campbell: Retard
Danny Glover: Murtagh
Barack Obama: Worst. POTUS. Ever.

301 notutopia  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:07:09pm

re: #288 HelloDare

That’s the same kind of handshake Obama gives Billy Ayers.

It’s a drug lord handshake. Very popular in Central America amongst thugs and close brethren.

302 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:07:15pm

I don’t think I have given so many updings before in a thread—oh except for that one idiot.

303 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:07:39pm

My head hurts. It already hurt, but this doesn’t help.

Dear Mr. Obama: Wherever you have a communist dictator, there’s a pile of bodies somewhere. I hope you brought some really good disinfectant wipes to get off the blood from those hands.

304 monkeytime  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:07:43pm

re: #291 simonml

Next week when Chavez gets home, the first words out of his mouth with be: “I showed that devil of an American President who was boss. He acquiesced to every single one of my demands and then we shook on it. This picture is proof.”

That’s verbatim of course. Also, I spelled acquiesced without cheating. I’m so proud

And the sad part is, he won’t be lying.

305 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:07:52pm

re: #296 LGoPs

Lizard that thinks all of the above are fucknuts:

LGoPs

screaming_eagle

306 DEZes  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:08:11pm

Oh put me down for 20 on a meltdown at post 520.
We all know who I think.

307 teleskiguy  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:08:19pm

Y’all remember when Chamberlain told the British people “Peace in our time”? I’m really worried. Because of this pandering to complete jerk-off dictators, the human race will have to start paying some dues a la WWIII…

308 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:08:25pm
309 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:08:31pm

re: #304 monkeytime

And the sad part is, he won’t be lying.

Oh but Obama and Gibbs will be!

310 mac  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:08:37pm

re: #138 curquhart

nope

311 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:08:47pm

re: #298 Iron Fist

It’s way too early to speculate on that. Remember, Bush I had record high approval ratings just after the Gulf War (a war I opposed, though I have come to realize I was mistaken then. At least I knew that if we were

I hope your right. Getting an assault rifle for good measure. Going to a show in PA.

312 HelloDare  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:09:01pm

re: #287 KingKenrod

Celebrities who have met with Chavez:

Sean Penn
Kevin Spacey
Naomi Campbell
Danny Glover
Barack Obama

and Benicia del Toro.

313 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:09:13pm

re: #294 jcm

Russian ships, Russian fighter planes, contacts and deals with Iran, and the Norks. On top of that Thugo has hijacked a nation, and Obama shakes hands and smiles at a Thug and Thief.

Venezuelan Opposition in Hiding, Behind Bars as Chavez Widens Crackdown

FoxNews and The Economist agree on something!

If The Economist had shame, they would apologise for endorsing Obama last fall. Virginia and North Carolina were close enough, and reliant on international trade enough, that this endorsement mattered.

314 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:09:24pm

re: #268 curquhart

Uh, no. Reagan walked out on the talks and left Gorby stunned and shaking.

Bravo Mr. Reagan. That is how you get the upper hand.

315 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:09:32pm

re: #306 DEZes

Oh put me down for 20 on a meltdown at post 520.
We all know who I think.

I’ll give you double or nothing if I think that person will stay mum.

316 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:09:35pm

re: #312 HelloDare

and Benicia del Toro.

Ok now I need a new page for my shit list

317 drool  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:09:36pm

Chavez may be a dickhead, but he is the elected leader (unlike may of the jerks our presidents shake hands with).

318 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:10:12pm

Charles, I know I’ve been a bad boy this week, but how about a “Name your favorite LP/CD of all time thread tonight. One vote only per lizard. This thread and that O-C photo is gonna make people so upset, they’ll need something fun and light.

How about it?

319 DEZes  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:10:21pm

re: #315 NYCHardhat

I’ll give you double or nothing if I think that person will stay mum.

DONE. ;)

320 simonml  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:10:34pm

re: #288 HelloDare

That’s the same kind of handshake Obama gives Billy Ayers.

Chavez is “just a guy from the neighborhood”

321 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:10:47pm

re: #317 drool

Chavez may be a dickhead, but he is the elected leader (unlike may of the jerks our presidents shake hands with).

Hitler was elected.
Sadam was elected.

322 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:10:54pm

re: #298 Iron Fist

It’s way too early to speculate on that. Remember, Bush I had record high approval ratings just after the Gulf War (a war I opposed, though I have come to realize I was mistaken then. At least I knew that if we were

Well, James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce are starting to look better by the hour.

323 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:10:56pm

re: #317 drool

Chavez may be a dickhead, but he is the elected leader (unlike may of the jerks our presidents shake hands with).

I believe he used ACORN in his election./

324 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:11:02pm

re: #294 jcm

Russian ships, Russian fighter planes, contacts and deals with Iran, and the Norks. On top of that Thugo has hijacked a nation, and Obama shakes hands and smiles at a Thug and Thief.

Venezuelan Opposition in Hiding, Behind Bars as Chavez Widens Crackdown

Pretty incredible.

325 DEZes  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:11:14pm

re: #319 DEZes

DONE. ;)

And its not Avanti.

326 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:11:43pm

re: #325 DEZes

And its not Avanti.

Yeah. I know. He is like jock itch. Just keeps hanging around.

327 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:12:24pm

re: #320 simonml

Chavez is “just a guy from the neighborhood”

Who committed despicable acts when he was 8 years old.

328 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:12:36pm

re: #317 drool

Chavez may be a dickhead, but he is the elected leader (unlike may of the jerks our presidents shake hands with).

And the election was honest? Sez you and Rabbit Bait.

Chavez is from the Stalin school of vote counting.

329 monkeytime  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:12:40pm

re: #323 NYCHardhat

I believe he used ACORN in his election./

And flew in CNN and MSNBC reporters to cover it.

330 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:12:45pm

If Natasha were still around, with a little prodding, I’d like to see what she thought?

331 wrenchwench  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:12:47pm

Must have been a long handshake too. They’re getting tired, but still at it…

332 rumcrook  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:12:56pm

this enemy ass lickin is cumulative. at some point thiers gonna be a tippin point.

333 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:13:07pm

re: #315 NYCHardhat

I’ll give you double or nothing if I think that person will stay mum.

I’m not about to melt down! Honest! The alarms went off 20 minutes ago and the engineers have been working double shifts to get the cooling rods in place.

remember - “In Rod We Trust”

334 HoosierHoops  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:13:14pm

re: #253 NYCHardhat

I picked the wrong 4 year span to stop drinking paint thinner.

LOL
This morning I put the over/under on 6 for meltdowns.. Charles says..We already had 6..
***************************************
We need an update on current meltdowns!
/15?
I believe under tools Charles should have a forms section with meltdown templates available for a full service convenience. You know like one that has a dramatic exit with fill in the blank spots. or I want to kill or nuke an entire race of humans..and will let them fill in who or whom…
I think a imaginative ID meltdown template form would be nice also with the since I love Jesus I hope you rot in hell section..
The to: must be the common insult to Charles..You get to pick Chuck, Chucky, Chas or anything under 7 letters that start with C
I’m am the Victim here form would be nice.. Lots of white space for fill in the blank spots would be needed..

335 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:13:32pm

re: #328 jcm

And the election was honest? Sez you and Rabbit Bait.

Chavez is from the Stalin school of vote counting.

But those absentee ballots from the Gullags never seemed to get counted?

336 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:13:44pm

re: #327 loppyd

Where little Dolph Hitler and Benny Mussolini grew up and frolicked with Joey Stalin. You mean that neighborhood?

337 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:13:53pm

re: #320 simonml

Chavez is “just a guy from the neighborhood”

I think I would move out of that neighborhood.

338 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:13:54pm

re: #296 LGoPs

Lizard that thinks all of the above are fucknuts:

LGoPs

FBV

339 So?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:13:55pm

re: #331 wrenchwench

Must have been a long handshake too. They’re getting tired, but still at it…

It feels to good. Must be a tantric position I missed.

340 drpangloss  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:14:30pm

if only chavez hadnt lied to me…
if only raul castroa hadnt lied to me…
if only putin hadnt lied to me…
if only ahmadinejad hadnt lied to me…
if only khaled mashal hadnt lied to me…

dangerous times indeed

341 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:14:31pm

re: #334 HoosierHoops

I like it. I think we should have odds and a scoreboard based on karma and recent comments.

342 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:14:45pm

Ya know it isn’t even 3 months yet!

343 monkeytime  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:14:46pm

How long before Chavez is sitting in the middle of the hags at The View while they gush about how “handsome” they think he is?

344 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:15:11pm

re: #336 calcajun

Where little Dolph Hitler and Benny Mussolini grew up and frolicked with Joey Stalin. You mean that neighborhood?

Don’t forget Pol Pot. I hear he was a legend at stick ball.

345 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:15:13pm

re: #340 drpangloss

if only chavez hadnt lied to me…
if only raul castroa hadnt lied to me…
if only putin hadnt lied to me…
if only ahmadinejad hadnt lied to me…
if only khaled mashal hadnt lied to me…

dangerous times indeed

You wouldn’t happen to be a Physics Prof?

346 brookly red  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:15:27pm

re: #342 Nevergiveup

Ya know it isn’t even 3 months yet!

is it OK to panic yet?

347 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:15:38pm

re: #340 drpangloss

That was not the Hugo Chavez I knew…

348 capitalist piglet  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:16:07pm

re: #327 loppyd

Who committed despicable acts when he was 8 years old.

Funny you should mention that.

President Obama Jokes About Ortega Rant

“I’m very grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was 3 months old.”

349 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:16:12pm

re: #343 monkeytime

How long before Chavez is sitting in the middle of the hags at The View while they gush about how “handsome” they think he is?

They would be lying through their teeth. This kind of ugly comes from the inside and keeps going.

350 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:16:24pm
351 Catttt  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:16:33pm

I like this pic better (hope the link works!)

Polar bears Bill and Lara meet for the first time. :D

352 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:16:48pm

re: #343 monkeytime

How long before Chavez is sitting in the middle of the hags at The View while they gush about how “handsome” they think he is?

2 weeks

353 monkeytime  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:16:53pm

re: #349 EmmmieG

They would be lying through their teeth. This kind of ugly comes from the inside and keeps going.

They are the same kind of ugly.

354 Racer X  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:16:57pm

McCain would have done the exact same thing.
- you know who

355 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:17:03pm

re: #344 loppyd

Pol Pot went to university in France. Now why is that not surprising?

356 NYCHardhat  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:17:10pm

re: #341 NYCHardhat

So?

Come on out. Let me have a word.

357 Seagreenroom  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:17:19pm

re: #266 astronmr20

What strikes me is Chavez’s smirk in his smile, looking Obama up and down. No doubt it’s Chavez that went in for the bro handshake.

He’s mocking Obama, and O has no idea how to handle it.

That’s how I read this, mostly.

Still sickening.

Agreed. Zero is no match for any of these guys. They can’t believe we elected this fraud. They’re going to eat his lunch and in the process, we’re all going to get bent over.

I won’t be able to stand 8 years of this shit. I want that fuck outta there now. How soon can we start impeachment proceedings?

358 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:17:46pm

re: #354 Racer X

McCain would have done the exact same thing.
- you know who

His daughter?
/not sure, maybe

359 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:18:18pm

re: #351 Catttt

I hadn’t seen that. Thanks. That’s too cool for school.

360 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:18:27pm

re: #348 capitalist piglet

Mr. Obama was referring to the 52-minute airing of grievances by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, which ran through decades of what he saw as American imperialism. When discussing the Bay of Pigs invasion, which was launched 48 years ago, Mr. Ortega said he didn’t blame Mr. Obama for it, since according to Cuban President Raoul Castro, the invasion happened when Barack Obama was 3-and-a-half months old at the time.

“Obviously, he didn’t have any responsibility for that historic event,” Ortega said.

Actually, President Obama was four months away from being born at the time, April 17, 1961 — 48 years ago today.

Mr. Obama’s birthday is in August.

Botched joke.

I wonder….Do they speak Nicaraguan in Nicaragua too Barry?

361 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:18:29pm

re: #317 drool

Chavez may be a dickhead, but he is the elected leader (unlike may of the jerks our presidents shake hands with).

Does being elected give a president the mandate to declare himself a king?

Does “democracy” mean that a country can vote away its inheritance?

Edmund Burke would like a word with you…

362 jcm  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:18:32pm

re: #357 Seagreenroom

Agreed. Zero is no match for any of these guys. They can’t believe we elected this fraud. They’re going to eat his lunch and in the process, we’re all going to get bent over.

I won’t be able to stand 8 years of this shit. I want that fuck outta there now. How soon can we start impeachment proceedings?

Focus on the ‘10 elections. Gridlock ‘im and make him a 2 year lame duck.

Impeachment is a non-starter.

363 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:18:38pm

re: #350 Iron Fist

The Thirteenth Warrior? Don’t you have something better to do? Like watch paint dry or something?

(I was less than impressed with it. Hope you enjoy it)

Had a cute blonde Norsewoman in it though…..I liked her. Perplexed that she’s never called me though…..
/

364 hous bin pharteen  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:18:43pm

Interesting lead on the talk of US supplied arms going to mobs and criminals in Mexico. 90% of arms come from the US illegally. I always wondered how that democratic and MSN info I though did not make much sense.
foxnews.com

(I know. It is from those crazy nutjobs at Fox News)

365 screaming_eagle  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:18:46pm

re: #357 Seagreenroom

Agreed. Zero is no match for any of these guys. They can’t believe we elected this fraud. They’re going to eat his lunch and in the process, we’re all going to get bent over.

I won’t be able to stand 8 years of this shit. I want that fuck outta there now. How soon can we start impeachment proceedings?

He ain’t getting re-elected.

366 Nevergiveup  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:19:09pm

What is this - Shake a terrorists hand day?

haaretz.com

367 capitalist piglet  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:19:28pm

DU has a thread up about Obama applauding after Ortega’s rant, with a picture of Obama beaming at him, too.

368 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:19:47pm

re: #350 Iron Fist

The Thirteenth Warrior? Don’t you have something better to do? Like watch paint dry or something?

(I was less than impressed with it. Hope you enjoy it)

IIRC I think the Crichton book it’s based on is called Eaters of the Dead…….
Weird title.

369 albusteve  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:01pm

re: #362 jcm

Focus on the ‘10 elections. Gridlock ‘im and make him a 2 year lame duck.

Impeachment is a non-starter.

correctomundo…the fight is in the House in ‘10

370 Laugh a Lot  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:04pm

Why is it sickening, Charles? Really. Why? Obama likes this guy because he likes this guy’s politics. What, are you shocked? Surprised? Disappointed? I look at that photo and I see exactly what I knew I’d see from a President Obama. Don’t you? What in the world did you expect him to do when he met Chavez? I really mean that. Did you expect something different, perhaps some aversion to Chavez’s fascist tendencies? Why would you expect that when the expectation of precisely what is shown in that photo is so much more rational and reasonable? Really, how did you think Obama would act upon meeting his very first Latin American dictator? What in any of Obama’s campaign rhetoric, Senate record, “community organizing,” and behavior since assuming office would suggest to you that he would be anything but absolutely delighted to shake Chavez’s filthy little hand?

371 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:04pm

re: #350 Iron Fist

I liked that one. Neat spin on Beowulf. Great Goldsmith score, too.

372 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:16pm

re: #355 Kenneth

Pol Pot went to university in France. Now why is that not surprising?

I did not know that. Another proud moment for Fwance.

373 alegrias  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:21pm

Karl Rove smacked down the lying coward who let Scooter Libby’s life get ruined by false allegations Scooter Libby outed Valerie Plame the non-active CIA non-covert person. Richard Armitage was the guilty party, and Colin Powell’s best friend & deputy at the State Department.

On O’Reilly on Fox news tonight.

374 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:35pm

re: #334 HoosierHoops

I still want a Banned Lizard graveyard. Complete with larger stones for those who lasted longer, epitaph’s written by Buzz…

I think it’d be cool.

375 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:40pm

re: #357 Seagreenroom

They’re going to eat his lunch and in the process, we’re all going to get bent over.

I’m just picturing the thought of getting tag-teamed by Chavez and Putin while Ahmadinejad leaves crumbs on my back.

It’s not the most enjoyable fantasy I’ve had.

376 albusteve  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:20:41pm

re: #368 LGoPs

IIRC I think the Crichton book it’s based on is called Eaters of the Dead…….
Weird title.

bad book, bad movie

377 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:00pm

re: #367 capitalist piglet

DU has a thread up about Obama applauding after Ortega’s rant, with a picture of Obama beaming at him, too.

Sweet Jebus.

Much as I hate to ask for a link to DU… got a link?

378 Elcid  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:14pm

As BTO sang…You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

Wait ‘til the Big O kisses Fidel’s ass.

In fact: Youtube Video

379 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:22pm

re: #370 Laugh a Lot

Something doesn’t have to be surprising to be sickening. Trust me, I’ve changed a lot of diapers.

380 finallyhere  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:28pm

Why is it more sickening than kissing Abdulla’s ring?

And do not bring Bush holding hands please. At least that means that men are equal.
Now TOTUS should show his strength. Israel is a good place to demonstrate it.

381 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:29pm

re: #348 capitalist piglet

Screw Obama. I’m so sick of his sweet sounding empty rhetoric. He is thug hugging disgrace.

382 irongrampa  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:39pm

But we musn’t wish him to fail.


*spit*

383 HelloDare  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:48pm

Observers Rush to Judgment
Jimmy Carter gets rolled—first by Fidel Castro, now by Hugo Chávez.

by MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY
Saturday, August 21, 2004 12:01 A.M. EDT

When Jimmy Carter went to Cuba in 2002, Fidel Castro reveled in the photo-ops with a former U.S. president. Mr. Carter seemed to think he was heroically “engaging” the Cuban despot. But in the documentary “Dissident,” celluloid captures something most Americans didn’t see: Castro giggling sardonically as Mr. Carter lectures the Cuban politburo on democracy. That foreshadowed what happened when the media splash ended and the former president went home: Dissidents he went to “help” today languish in gulag punishment cells.

I was reminded this week of how Castro so artfully used Mr. Carter when Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez took a page from his Cuban mentor’s playbook. On Monday, the Carter Center along with the head of the monumentally meaningless Organization of American States, Cesar Gaviria, endorsed Chávez’s claims of victory in the Venezuelan recall referendum, rather too hastily it now seems.

The problem was that the “observers” hadn’t actually observed the election results. Messrs. Carter and Gaviria were only allowed to make a “quick count”—that is, look at the tally sheets spat out by a sample of voting machines. They were not allowed to check this against ballots the machines issued to voters as confirmation that their votes were properly registered.

If there was fraud, as many Venezuelans now suspect, it could have been discovered if the ballots didn’t match the computer tallies. The tallies alone were meaningless. The problem was clear by Tuesday but it didn’t stop the State Department spokesman Adam Ereli from chiming in. “The people of Venezuela have spoken,” he proclaimed.

Mr. Carter marveled at the huge turnout on Sunday. Venezuelans, who have been voting 2-to-1 against Chávez in opinion polls, waited in absurdly long lines to cast more meaningful votes on electronic machines. But did the machine really record the vote as registered on the paper ballot?

According to experts, it is relatively simple to tamper with encryption codes in electronic voting machines. American Enterprise Institute resident scholar John Lott says, “You can easily write a program that tells the voting machine to record something different in its memory than what it prints out on the receipt that is to be dropped in the ballot box.”

To rely on the tally sheets alone, as Messrs. Carter and Gaviria did, is to abdicate the heavy responsibility an observer accepts when overseeing an election. A Venezuelan who is a former U.N. deputy high commissioner of human rights wrote of his suspicions in Wednesday’s International Herald Tribune (right beside a pro-Chávez New York Times editorial, by the way). Enrique ter Horst cited as cause for concern the fact that “the papers the new machines produced … were not added up and compared with the final numbers these machines produce at the end of the voting process, as the voting-machine manufacturer had suggested.”

An exit poll done by the prominent U.S. polling firm of Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates showed 59% of voters opposed to Chávez and only 41% in favor. (Messrs. Penn and Schoen both worked for Bill Clinton in his 1996 re-election bid.) Raj Kumar, a principal at the polling firm, told me Thursday that the firm has gone back to try to explain the 34-point spread between the PSB poll and the results announced by the government. “While there are certainly biases that can impact any exit poll, we do not see any factor that could account for such a significant difference,” he said.

[ more ]

384 reine.de.tout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:48pm

re: #351 Catttt

I like this pic better (hope the link works!)

Polar bears Bill and Lara meet for the first time. :D

I love these types of pictures.

It’s a shame there are idiots in the world who look at these and assume these bears share human emotions and reason, and will therefore be just as sweet and cuddly when the human jumps into the zoo enclosure with them.

385 captdiggs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:21:53pm

Out with the old friends…Canada, Britain, Israel.
In with the new…Iran…Syria…Venezuela.

386 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:22:16pm

re: #356 NYCHardhat

Had to have been an accidental down. I’ve done that.

387 capitalist piglet  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:22:21pm

re: #377 Occasional Reader

Sweet Jebus.

Much as I hate to ask for a link to DU… got a link?

Why yes, of course.

democraticunderground.com

388 badtemper  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:22:21pm

mmmmmsmoochy-smoochy-mmmmmmsmoochysmoochymmmmmmsmoochy-smoochymmmmmmsmoochy-smoochymmmmmmsmoochy-mmmmmmmmm-tongue-tongue-mmmmmmsmoochymmmmmmsmoochy-kiss-pucker-kiss-mmmmm-smoochymmmmmmsmoochy-slobber-slobber-slobber-kiss.

I hope they both get a rash and give it to Napolitano.

389 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:22:24pm

re: #355 Kenneth

Pol Pot went to university in France. Now why is that not surprising?

The French seem to have a penchant for educating mass murderers. Pol Pot, The Ayatollah Khomeini……..I’m sure there are plenty others.
Didn’t Lenin have a haven in France before he went back to Russia and started the Worker’s Paradise……?

390 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:22:27pm

re: #372 loppyd

I did not know that. Another proud moment for Fwance.

Oh, it gets better. His thesis, presented to the Doctors of the Sorbonne, outlined basically what he was to go on to carry out in Cambodia. How much of the “bourgeoisie” would to be, ah, gotten rid of, in order to have a “real” revolution.

And the good Doctors approved his thesis.

391 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:22:58pm

re: #370 Laugh a Lot

Why is it sickening, Charles? Really. Why?

I was going to ding this up but then…

Charles posted a lot of antiObama stuff in the campaign. He’s not surprised by this, only disgusted. Why are you putting words in his mouth?

Looks like the meltdown pool got a lot more interesting…

392 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:22:59pm

re: #360 loppyd

“I’m very grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was 3 months old.”

“things that happened” = Anti-Cuban/Soviet counterinsurgency….

Somehow I don’t think Obama will ever be blamed for anything like that.

393 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:23:17pm

re: #384 reine.de.tout

Hi Toots!

It is how the herd is thinned out.

Yay for natural selection.

394 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:23:25pm
395 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:23:33pm

re: #390 Occasional Reader

Oh, it gets better. His thesis, presented to the Doctors of the Sorbonne, outlined basically what he was to go on to carry out in Cambodia. How much of the “bourgeoisie” would to be, ah, gotten rid of, in order to have a “real” revolution.

And the good Doctors approved his thesis.

Lovely.

396 Seagreenroom  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:23:53pm

re: #370 Laugh a Lot

Why is it sickening, Charles? Really. Why? Obama likes this guy because he likes this guy’s politics. What, are you shocked? Surprised? Disappointed? I look at that photo and I see exactly what I knew I’d see from a President Obama. Don’t you? What in the world did you expect him to do when he met Chavez? I really mean that. Did you expect something different, perhaps some aversion to Chavez’s fascist tendencies? Why would you expect that when the expectation of precisely what is shown in that photo is so much more rational and reasonable? Really, how did you think Obama would act upon meeting his very first Latin American dictator? What in any of Obama’s campaign rhetoric, Senate record, “community organizing,” and behavior since assuming office would suggest to you that he would be anything but absolutely delighted to shake Chavez’s filthy little hand?

Nobody has any business being surprised by any of this. It was way beyond predictable. Now we’re stuck and the idiots who voted for this moron thinking he was some kind of post-racial moderate ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Am I being too harsh?

397 reine.de.tout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:24:07pm

re: #393 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hi Toots!

It is how the herd is thinned out.

Yay for natural selection.

What is that “award” called?
The one for people who do really stupid things?
I can’t recall the name …

398 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:24:51pm

re: #387 capitalist piglet

Why yes, of course.

[Link: www.democraticunderground.com…]

Wow.

I know people who are attending the Summit of the Americas. I’ll try to get some “inside scoop”.

399 Catttt  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:24:56pm

re: #384 reine.de.tout

I love these types of pictures.

It’s a shame there are idiots in the world who look at these and assume these bears share human emotions and reason, and will therefore be just as sweet and cuddly when the human jumps into the zoo enclosure with them.

…which happened about a week ago in Berlin.

400 HoosierHoops  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:24:58pm

re: #374 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I still want a Banned Lizard graveyard. Complete with larger stones for those who lasted longer, epitaph’s written by Buzz…

I think it’d be cool.

I’ve always like your idea..But you know how we cook sell a million cookbooks?
A chapter on the graveyard..I’ll bet Charles could put together the craziest fun lizard read ever…Top 10 meltdowns..Top ten dumbest things you have ever read..Top top sock puppets..The annefrance post and replies..
Seriously the book would fly off the shelf

401 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:25:22pm
402 Bobblehead  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:25:34pm

Hand Jiving.
Youtube Video

403 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:25:36pm
404 RememberSekhmet?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:25:53pm

Pardon me, I’m about to rant in a most un-ladylike manner.

Godfuckingdamnit, what were 53 percent of American voters thinking, or what part of their genitalia were they thinking with, when they pulled the lever for this thug-hugging, moronic thug-hugging bastard Chicago mob crook?

Okay, rant’s over.

405 irongrampa  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:25:54pm

re: #394 Iron Fist

Freakin interesting, ain’t it?

406 KingKenrod  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:25:55pm

re: #389 LGoPs

The French seem to have a penchant for educating mass murderers. Pol Pot, The Ayatollah Khomeini……..I’m sure there are plenty others.
Didn’t Lenin have a haven in France before he went back to Russia and started the Worker’s Paradise……?

Ho Chi Minh too.

407 ArmyWife  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:26:00pm

Unbelievable. My step-mother is Cuban. She is beyond angry. Chavez is laughing himself silly at the stupidity of our very own Honcho and the Honcho himself is clueless that he is being used.

408 capitalist piglet  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:26:03pm

re: #392 Boxy_brown

“things that happened” = Anti-Cuban/Soviet counterinsurgency….

Somehow I don’t think Obama will ever be blamed for anything like that.

How do you like a guy spewing about America for the better part of an hour, to be received with a smile and applause by the President of the United States afterwards? That is truly something, to me.

409 reine.de.tout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:26:15pm

re: #399 Catttt

…which happened about a week ago in Berlin.

Yep. that’s what I was thinking about.

That lady, and the guy who went with his girlfriend to “commune” with the polar bears and died a terrible death.

410 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:26:38pm

re: #404 RememberSekhmet?

When does the un-ladylike part kick in?

411 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:27:38pm

re: #390 Occasional Reader

Oh, it gets better. His thesis, presented to the Doctors of the Sorbonne, outlined basically what he was to go on to carry out in Cambodia. How much of the “bourgeoisie” would to be, ah, gotten rid of, in order to have a “real” revolution.

And the good Doctors approved his thesis.

Holy crap, I never knew this. You have link?

I have heard of a thesis by Khieu Samphan… but not Saloth Sar.

412 curquhart  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:28:19pm

Zimriel,
Does being elected give a president the mandate to declare himself a king?
Does “democracy” mean that a country can vote away its inheritance?
Edmund Burke would like a word with you…

If the Venezuelan people want Chavez as their leader, let them.

As long as Venezuela is not a threat against us, Chavez can appoint himself as The Eternal Emperor of all Mankind.

Who cares what that bloviating blowhard has to say?

Interfering in the internal affairs of other countries is not really a good idea.
It tends to backfire one way or the other.

413 reine.de.tout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:28:22pm

re: #401 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

It’s right on the tip of my little forked tongue.


GOOD GRIEF!
LOL at myself.
How could I not remember that?

414 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:28:48pm

HERE’S A FUNNY DARWIN AWARD WINNER!

(December 1988, Romania) I was a student of electricity and mechanics in Communist Romania. At the time, it was mandatory for all children, including university students, to boost the economy by ‘active participation.’ Each autumn we worked in agriculture, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and for three weeks per year we were required to train in a power plant or factory, to get a feel for successful communist industry. This was known as “Rub The Mint”.

My class was sent to Slatina where aluminum was obtained with the old power-hungry electrolysis process. We were not much use, so we were ignored by the people in charge of our ‘training.’ We spent the down time reviewing our class notes. Not only were the students bored, but so were many workers in the factory, who were actually paid for doing nothing.

One day I was assigned to walk documents from one department to another. On the way, I spotted two men crafting a wooden coffin. I was accustomed to all kinds of crazy sights, but a coffin… intriguing. Was the aluminum factory branching out into funeral supplies? No. “The coffin is for a comrade who accidentally removed himself from the gene pool,” the woodcrafters told me.

Two recent hires, men in their twenties, were fiddling with the pressurized air hose used to power industrial air tools. They swept the dust off their dusty clothes; this was so much fun, one of them dropped his pants to feel the air sweep across his testicles. He bent further, and bet his comrade that he had the guts to pressurize his guts, and maybe have some fun farts. He proceeded to stick the hose in his anus and release six bar (atmospheres) of pressure, inflating and rupturing his colon and intestines.

He died within minutes from massive internal hemorrhage. He would not have survived even if he had pressurized himself in a hospital corridor. The autopsy revealed that the deceased had ruptured several meters of his colon and intestines. He was later found to have broken (heh) internal (heh) regulations. His ‘scientific collaborator’ stated that he did not believe his comrade would be so stupid as to proceed, and thought he was only goofing off.

415 abu lahab  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:29:11pm

And less than a month ago he called Obama “ignorant
Change!

416 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:29:28pm

re: #413 reine.de.tout

GOOD GRIEF!
LOL at myself.
How could I not remember that?

You could have let me think you were being sarcastic, I would have believed you.

417 Bobblehead  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:29:40pm

0 to Hugo..”That hand, so soft, so smooth. Please, if you don’t mind sharing your secret, what lotion do you use?”

418 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:29:53pm

re: #403 Iron Fist

Maybe he counts from conception on.

I thought that thinking was above his pay grade.

419 Boxy_brown  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:29:56pm

re: #408 capitalist piglet

How do you like a guy spewing about America for the better part of an hour, to be received with a smile and applause by the President of the United States afterwards? That is truly something, to me.

Hey, they all want to teach us a lesson…take us down a peg. They are on the same page. They resent the previous administrations because there were no apologies forthcoming for watching out for American interests. They are going to love this guy.

420 MacGregor  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:30:31pm

re: #30 Mr. E. Train

Look on the bright side everyone. With a Jimmy Carter like president you get a Reagan like backlash.

Speaking of Jimmy Carter, The Carter-Chavez Connection

421 reine.de.tout  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:30:43pm

re: #416 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You could have let me think you were being sarcastic, I would have believed you.

AW, heck.
You know I went to Catholic school and those nuns taught us to be TRUTHFUL at all times.
I’ve had a hard time kicking the habit, so to speak.

422 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:31:22pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

Did the school you went to teach history? Did you read or listen to the news at the time? Didn’t think so.

423 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:31:33pm

re: #421 reine.de.tout

Shoot. Let’s go see what is up with Rick———->

424 loppyd  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:31:45pm

Wicked freakin’ stahvin’.

BBL

425 Who Watches the Watchmen?  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:32:01pm

Look at the smirk on our President’s face. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

426 Occasional Reader  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:32:32pm

re: #411 Zimriel

Holy crap, I never knew this. You have link?

I have heard of a thesis by Khieu Samphan… but not Saloth Sar.

I read this some time ago… I’d have to dig around for a link.

427 razorbacker  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:32:51pm

Birds.

Feather.

Some assembly required.

428 Catttt  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:33:07pm

re: #409 reine.de.tout

Yep. that’s what I was thinking about.

That lady, and the guy who went with his girlfriend to “commune” with the polar bears and died a terrible death.

That woman is lucky to be alive - she jumped in right at feeding time.

429 Bobblehead  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:33:18pm

Please people! Does not that picture suggest that H and
0 look like they need to get a room, so to speak. Not manly at all.

430 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:33:42pm

re: #328 jcm

And the election was honest? Sez you and Rabbit Bait.

Chavez is from the Stalin school of vote counting.

Shh! You’ll just confuse him.

431 JacksonTn  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:35:14pm

geez … it looks like they are going to friggin thumb wrestle … doesn’t Billy Ayers adopted son have an office in Hugo’s building … seriously …

oh, brother … I am going back to bed … wake me in 2012 …

432 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:35:19pm

re: #412 curquhart

Zimriel,
Does being elected give a president the mandate to declare himself a king?
Does “democracy” mean that a country can vote away its inheritance?
Edmund Burke would like a word with you…

If the Venezuelan people want Chavez as their leader, let them.

So, wise guy, what has non-interference gotten us, and what has it gotten for the people of Venezuela?

I’m not talking about direct interference, but a diplomatic strategy aimed at restoring the rule of law in Venezuela. That means, objective and impartial law; not executive-dominated “legal tribunals” like Chavez is about to implement.

As long as a tyranny is elected into power, you seem to be fine with it. I’m not. Tyranny is tyranny, even if the majority supports it. (By the Greek standard - especially if the majority supports it.)

433 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:35:25pm

re: #372 loppyd

His family were from a minor branch of Cambodian aristocracy. They sent him to France to become a doctor. He came back a genocidal Communist.

France will do that to you.

434 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:35:27pm

re: #429 Bobblehead

Please people! Does not that picture suggest that H and
0 look like they need to get a room, so to speak. Not manly at all.

H and 0, 0 and H…0H H0! 0H N0!

435 [deleted]  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:36:20pm
436 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:37:09pm

re: #431 JacksonTn

geez … it looks like they are going to friggin thumb wrestle … doesn’t Billy Ayers adopted son have an office in Hugo’s building … seriously …

oh, brother … I am going back to bed … wake me in 2012 …

Hey, maybe Obama will do a break dance………..
/

437 SeafoodGumbo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:37:30pm

This is the same guy who wouldn’t visit Normandy because he thought it would insult the Germans. He doesn’t have as much concern about insulting Americans.

This is the same guy whose first phone call to a foreign statesman was to Abbas. Wait’ll we see what tricks he’s got for Israel.

The disaster that is Obama is only beginning.

438 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:38:09pm

re: #435 Iron Fist

Yeah. And it shows no sign of letting up. I’d think at some point you’d reach total saturation of the market. I heard a couple of weeks ago that DPMS had sold over 40,000 rifles since the election, and if you go to their web page, they are saying they are backordered between eight and twelve months. You can still find things on gunbroker, and I’ve ran across some reasonable deals at gun shows.

All in all I’d say it is a good thing. It certainly sends a message.


yeah,,,,Don’t Tread on Me.

439 unrealizedviewpoint  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:38:35pm

re: #317 drool

Chavez may be a dickhead, but he is the elected leader (unlike may of the jerks our presidents shake hands with).

You win the prize for the dumbest comment of the day. Congratulations!

440 Florida Lady  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:38:39pm

re: #138 curquhart

Btw, when Reagan met with Gorbachev, was that also a sign of weakness and stupidity?

Of all the stupid remarks I’ve seen made by trolls on this site, this has to rank #1.

You douchebag, Reagan met with Gorbachev from a position of STRENGTH! Not to become his buddy-buddy and trash America!

STFU

441 Kenneth  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:39:00pm

re: #389 LGoPs

Lenin hung out in Zurich Switzerland. Chou En Lai, Mao’s 2nd in command was educated in France. Now, the list of African dictators educated in France is too long to list.

442 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:39:51pm

re: #435 Iron Fist

Yeah. And it shows no sign of letting up. I’d think at some point you’d reach total saturation of the market. I heard a couple of weeks ago that DPMS had sold over 40,000 rifles since the election, and if you go to their web page, they are saying they are backordered between eight and twelve months. You can still find things on gunbroker, and I’ve ran across some reasonable deals at gun shows.

All in all I’d say it is a good thing. It certainly sends a message.

Also provides more jobs, and as an added bonus, more Americans can defend themselves from criminals.

443 irongrampa  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:40:29pm

re: #438 LGoPs

Don’t think we’re headed down THAT road.


Yet.

444 Sheepdogess  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:40:39pm

re: #215 Iron Fist

And I’m a member of the stupid party. It sucks.

445 ryannon  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:41:10pm

re: #202 gettinby

menagaquatre?

/I’m paying to get screwed. Never thought I’d see the day.
//Open to pimfing on my French.

ménage à quatre

447 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:41:25pm

re: #443 irongrampa

Don’t think we’re headed down THAT road.


Yet.

Never hurts to keep your powder dry.

448 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:42:25pm

#439 and #440: it’s a tough choice between curquhart and drool. Which one would you least want as President of your country?

449 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:42:31pm

Is drool and curquhart related?

450 mfarmer1  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:42:33pm

It’s a good thing the stars on the US flag are already on the left side so Obama will not have to kowtow at least on that topic to Chavez and change the design after their meetings. The Gadsden flag will also not need to be discussed as the snake’s head is also appropriately turned to the left side. Whew, those founding fathers appear smarter and smarter every day.

en.wikipedia.org

451 jamgarr  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:42:55pm

Barack has absolutely no sense of his political precariousness. From the beginning he has been “all in”. If he falls it is likely to be momentous.

452 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:43:03pm

re: #448 Zimriel

#439 and #440: it’s a tough choice between curquhart and drool. Which one would you least want as President of your country?

Obama.

453 RockmanVermont  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:44:36pm

Dear Mr. President Barrack Obama,

I am currently looking at a picture worth a thousand words,but I’ll try to keep this short.

You have today added the straw(more like brick) that has broken the camel’s back. Today with your gleefully happy handshake with the despicable Hugo Chavez,you have solidified the concrete proving every campaign add you gave us,and every one John McCain gave negatively about you,is true. Over these past months(which have felt like years) I’ve seen the nation I love live in fear. We, the people, need leadership and you must step to the plate or get out. Your actions speak louder than any words you may recite, and your actions are putting us towards socialism.
Your theories and plans have been tried before,and they will not work. You have spent the money of my grandchildren,and want to pay for it with money the citizens can not and will not provide.
You have continued the failed talks with rogue nations such as North Korea and especially Iran.
You have nominated tax cheats to lecture me on how to be patriotic in giving more than 40% of my paycheck.
You have disrespected our closest and greatest Ally, and in doing so insulted their Queen.
You seem to be in the mindset of never being able to except criticism and your narcissistic personality can not serve the me and the citizens to a satisfactory degree.

I am living in Bizzaro World,get me out of this nightmare.

454 irongrampa  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:44:55pm

re: #447 LGoPs

Agreed. We’ve batted that scenario around in bull sessions, and I have to say most of the ones who talk about it have NO idea of exactly what it would be like to live through such a cataclysm. And that includes me.

455 tompaineftw  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:45:21pm

OT: damn! tbags4dbags.com is already taken.

456 Florida Lady  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:46:55pm

re: #440 Florida Lady

Of all the stupid remarks I’ve seen made by trolls on this site, this has to rank #1.

You douchebag, Reagan met with Gorbachev from a position of STRENGTH! Not to become his buddy-buddy and trash America!

STFU

Sorry for my foul mouth, but someone comparing Obama favorably to Reagan makes my blood boil.

Obama wouldn’t be fit to wipe the horse manure from Reagan’s boots when it comes to foreign policy … and a lot of other things as well.

457 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:48:25pm

re: #453 RockmanVermont

At this point I think no leadership would be an improvement over Obambi’s “leadership.”

Oh, you meant Strong and Effective Leadership!

458 LGoPs  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:50:45pm

re: #454 irongrampa

Agreed. We’ve batted that scenario around in bull sessions, and I have to say most of the ones who talk about it have NO idea of exactly what it would be like to live through such a cataclysm. And that includes me.

And I pray that none of us ever do have to live through such a cataclysm. All the better to put the government on notice that we are not sheep waiting to be shorn. That we are vigilant and will not go quietly into the night just because “I Won”. This President needs to be constantly reminded that he is the President of all of us, not just of those of his radical bent.

459 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:53:13pm

LGOP said:
“This President needs to be constantly reminded that he is the President of all of us, not just of those of his radical bent.”

I agree. He also needs to be reminded that the United States is a Republic, not a Socialist country.

460 SeafoodGumbo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:53:19pm

This picture is actually worse because Obama is smiling broadly and has his hand on Chavez’s shoulder.

461 curquhart  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:53:38pm

re: #432 Zimriel

So, wise guy, what has non-interference gotten us, and what has it gotten for the people of Venezuela?

I don’t see the point of the US spending time and money to try and promote democracy at great expense to an ungrateful world.

I’m not talking about direct interference, but a diplomatic strategy aimed at restoring the rule of law in Venezuela. That means, objective and impartial law; not executive-dominated “legal tribunals” like Chavez is about to implement.
As long as a tyranny is elected into power, you seem to be fine with it. I’m not. Tyranny is tyranny, even if the majority supports it. (By the Greek standard - especially if the majority supports it.)

I’m worried about communist dictatorships having nuclear weapons aimed at major US cities and crazy, oil-rich Arab theocrats financing the next 9/11.
I am not worried about some retard wanna-be Castro with Tourette’s shaking hands with Obama.

Are my priorities wrong?

462 AuntAcid  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:56:55pm

re: #449 SteveRogers

Is drool and curquhart related?

Curquhart & Drool? …lawyers…?

463 redc1c4  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 5:57:14pm

los dos pendejos grande

464 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:02:31pm

re: #461 curquhart

1. Chavez supports FARC which is a terrorist organization.
2. If Chavez buys or creates WMD’s he will be more than just a threat to our allies in Central and South America.
3. Chavez seeks to spread socialism/communism.

I could go on, but the point is that Chavez is a destablizing force for the entire region and a major threat to democracy and free trade. If you think his actions won’t affect us then you are naive.

465 wiffersnapper  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:02:40pm

What good could come of buddying up with Hugo, Hussein? Sheesh. You were on such a roll last week too.

466 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:03:51pm

re: #462 AuntAcid

LOL! Thanks for tha laugh!

467 Zimriel  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:04:16pm

re: #462 AuntAcid

Curquhart & Drool? …lawyers…?

Before the International Criminal Court, presumably…

curquhart: “Your Honour, President-for-Life Julio Idi von Buttenf¨ck is innocent of these charges - because under a law which he wrote himself, it is perfectly legal for the President to dismember and devour the women of the opposing political party.”

drool: [drools]

468 Pupdawg  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:05:35pm

re: #29 brookly red

is it OK to worry yet?

It’s half=past time to worry on my clock!

469 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:09:22pm

re: #462 AuntAcid

Real name of a major firm here in CA: Low, Ball & Lynch.

I kid you not.

470 calcajun  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:10:19pm

re: #468 Pupdawg

It’s half=past time to worry on my clock!

It’s half-past Scotch and soon will be quarter to anti-freeze.

471 Sheepdogess  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:10:56pm

re: #31 FrogMarch

ot - On Air America today, the host read a passage from Mein Kampf and replaced the world “jew” with the word “liberal”. The host is convinced (even with our newly elected liberal government) that conservatives are out to remove all the liberals.

and no, I don’t listen to Air America very often. It’s pretty freaky - taking paranoia and flipping it around into the opposite of reality.

When you want to know what your opponent is doing, just listen to what he’s accusing you of doing.

472 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:11:43pm

re: #441 Kenneth

Lenin hung out in Zurich Switzerland. Chou En Lai, Mao’s 2nd in command was educated in France. Now, the list of African dictators educated in France is too long to list.

Old Soviet joke: A Russian town commissions an artist to create a painting for their city hall, to be painted in the finest Socialist Realist style, and titled, “Lenin in Zurich”.

On the day the painting is to be unveiled, all the important people from the area arrive to see it. They are ushered into the city hall, where the artist stands proudly in front of his veiled painting.

With a flourish, the painter pulls the covering from his canvas. All the important people stop mid-clap, as they stare at a large, well-executed painting in Socialist Realist style, showing Nadya Krupskaya (Mrs. Lenin), naked, in bed, with Trotsky.

“What the hell is this?” screams the mayor. “What is this filth. You were commissioned to paint “Lenin in Zurich”. Where is Lenin?”

“Lenin’s in Zurich,” the painter replies.

473 jwb7605  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:12:00pm

re: #41 Occasional Reader

Obama to Chavez; I’d like to be your friend. According to Fox, translation of their verbal exchange. I’m not kidding.

Late to the dance, here.
From what I remember about Spanish:

Chávez le dice a Obama “quiero ser tu amigo”

… the usage of “tu” is the familiar form of “your”. As in kissing cousin familiar.

Given the public statements Chavez has issued regarding Obama, he is also being “tu” faced. Maybe he’ll get a bailout, now.

474 SteveRogers  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:19:09pm

“Given the public statements Chavez has issued regarding Obama, he is also being “tu” faced. Maybe he’ll get a bailout, now.”

We can make Venezuela a state. Everything is already nationalized so Obama wouldn’t have to do it.

475 Pupdawg  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:27:13pm

To the tune and from the lyrics, ‘hangin’ with the hommies’…hangin’ with his hommies!

476 FrogMarch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:28:09pm

re: #471 Sheepdogess

When you want to know what your opponent is doing, just listen to what he’s accusing you of doing.

Yes.

477 AlexRogan  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:28:44pm

re: #449 SteveRogers

Is drool and curquhart related?

They may be on the same family tree…only one branch though

///

478 HDrepub  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:35:04pm

re: #464 SteveRogers

1. Chavez supports FARC which is a terrorist organization.
2. If Chavez buys or creates WMD’s he will be more than just a threat to our allies in Central and South America.
3. Chavez seeks to spread socialism/communism.

I could go on, but the point is that Chavez is a destablizing force for the entire region and a major threat to democracy and free trade. If you think his actions won’t affect us then you are naive.

But, don’t you see, if we just talk to all the crazies, they will understand and love us and give up their despotic ways.


////////a lot of it

479 LeFort3  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:38:39pm

Only thing missing was a high five. This is just pathetic.

480 SeafoodGumbo  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:42:18pm

Meet with Chavez.

Cancel meeting with Netanyahu.

481 gegenkritik  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:43:08pm

After Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-il, Chavez is the worst thug on this planet. Not to forget: This freak called then-President Bush the devil (“And it smells of sulfur still today.”).
It’s a disgrace that Obama is friendly shaking hands with this man.

482 blue eyed music lover  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:45:31pm

Two Commie thugs.

483 gegenkritik  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:49:08pm

re: #461 curquhart

I don’t see the point of the US spending time and money to try and promote democracy at great expense to an ungrateful world.


“The spread of freedom is the best security for the free. It is our last line of defense and our first line of attack.” (Tony Blair)

484 barry the baptist  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 6:49:17pm

Yes. Disgusting. One ignoramus to another.

Hey on the bright side, maybe these two can shoot some hoops together at the White House!

485 kynna  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7:26:30pm

I’m sure others have pointed this out, but this photo looks like Hugo was giving 0 the homey handshake and 0 is only bitterly amused.

But when play the race card extensively in your quest for the presidency, people are going to define you by that race’s stereotypes.

Hugo feels very good about himself in this pic.

486 Last Man  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7:37:15pm

Brotha to anotha motha biatches, word up!

487 iceman1960  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7:38:05pm

I’m sorry but anyone that is surprised by this after knowing Obamas past associations needs a good kick in the seat of the pants.

488 Kulhwch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7:42:15pm

They need to get a room.  And Ahmadinejad’s going to not like being cheated on — but then he knows what kind of a manslut Chavez is.  But mark my words, someone’s going to have a big “0” when this is over, I’m sure.

}:)     [I just wish it wasn’t us … sigh … ]

489 Last Man  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7:43:17pm

re: #486 Last Man

Mistake, take two.

Brotha from anotha motha biatches, word up!

490 ladycatnip  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7:54:47pm

Was this pic taken before or after the bow?

491 Kulhwch  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8:02:56pm

Youtube Video

… a long distance dedication from Huge-O to Oh-oh-ohgawd-obama (aka Cuddles) …

}:)     [ … and now let us draw a curtain to hide the young lovers … ]

492 So What  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8:10:31pm

Expect to see Hugo to become our biggest partner in oil and Citgo gas becomes cheaper. So much for the promise of being less dependent of foreign sources. Robet Kennedy, Jesse and Al will see that Obama receives his royalities at a later date.

493 Capitalistincharge  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8:19:49pm

Evening Lizards! I can only shake my head in disbelief at the mockery the President is making of the office. In his mind, I am sure this is what he meant by restoring America’s image. I do hope our Country survives his presidency, but, I am seriously doubtful. On another note…Just finished the book, One Second After by Robert Forstchen with forward by Newt Gingrich. A fictional tale of an EMP attack on America. I could not put the book down and it has left me reeling. Folks, read this book.

494 Nim Chimpsky  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8:30:43pm

I’m quite impressed with all of the body language mavens here at LGF. Are there no skeptics among us? To the best of my knowledge there is little if any good scientific evidence to support the many interpretations of “body language” that have been put forth on this forum. Maybe LGFers should scrutinize the academic and research credentials of Tanya Reiman, Bill O’Reilly’s body language expert.

495 MPH  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8:32:15pm

Is this an all-time low? What does this portend?

496 experiencedtraveller  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8:42:08pm

Over the last ten years I have witnessed the destruction of Venezuelan democracy.

The middle class is pauperized.
There is no access to foreign currency.
The local currency is worthless.
Seized business’ stagnate.
Elected opposition leaders are hounded and assaulted.
The rule of law is lost.
Government transparency is non existent.

Shame their Supreme Court. Shame, shame, shame. Not one brave heart among them.

This tyrant seized power slowly. It is a dictatorship of the 21st century.

497 Zack  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 8:48:34pm

What, no fist bump? Or does the soul shake indicate an even deeper connection?

498 hopperandadropper  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 9:02:25pm

Well, those of you who thought it was a big paranoid exaggeration for anyone to say that Obama is a Marxist can think again. He shows total disrespect for the Prime Minister of the UK, gets rid of the Churchill bust from the Oval Office, and then fawns on this Castro wannabe.

I knew this was going to be bad, but it’s far worse far faster than I imagined. Only Congress can save us, which means we’re screwed.

499 Shug  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 9:19:50pm

BULLSHIT!

Glenn Beck 1200 comments

The POTUS slapping some skin with a fucking terrorist…498 comments.

you all have your priorities all messed up


Obama would have had some lovey dovey photo op in Berlin in 1939 had he been president. maybe he would have posed in loving adoration of Hitlers single testicle

500 tomjeff  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 9:45:16pm

“I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world.”
—Take two…this time Hugo Chavez.

501 librum  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 9:50:09pm

I’d rather not see him in the same room with the man, and here he is in some sort of convoluted and awkward looking hand shake-high five maneuver with arguably the most dangerously unhinged leader in our neck of the woods.

I will only be surprised by Obama’s antics when he doesn’t surprise me with his antics - he seems to have a wellspring of outrage that he can draw from on command.

502 Cielolady  Fri, Apr 17, 2009 10:06:00pm

re: #105 tompaineftw

/ Obama getting pointers on how to turn a democracy into a dictatorship?

It made me sick to read that. It is all too possible O would try. HE WILL NOT SUCCEED!

503 orfannkyl  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 3:41:52am

the worst part, aside from Obama meeting with an insane leader, is the fact that the picture shows Obama playing thumb wrestling with him. And he let him WIN!

504 leww37334  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 5:07:05am

Headline: Obama receives tips on how to become “President for life”

505 tfc3rid  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 6:02:50am

How is this preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution?

It isn’t…

506 voluble  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 6:06:16am

There is nothing surprising about this at all. The two have the same philosophy about government. Just today Obama had his car czar (who is being investigated for “pay for play”) demand that all Chrysler debt holders give up their claims. He has used the bailout money to give himself the right to run these companies as he sees fit and he won’t let them pay the money back to get out from under the government’s thumb.

So where are all of the people who want to be free in Iran, or Cuba, or Venezuela supposed to look for help now?

If Obama had been president during the cold war we would all be drinking windshield wiper fluid right now.

507 SunshineGirl  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 6:57:16am

Ok, any wagers on how many days it will be until we see a picture of Obama and Ahmadinejad giving the same secret handshake? After all, aren’t they all members of the same club?

508 _RememberTonyC  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 8:09:29am

Michael Steele … your thoughts?

Oh wait … Michael Steele is currently doing his Claude (The Invisible Man) Rains imitation.

I just hope the loyal opposition is gathering material such as this for the midterm election ad campaign.

509 1trl  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 10:07:42am

Probably, Yugo is a big step up from the criminals that Obama is used to hanging out with. Mrs. O probably forbade tongue-tag or reach-arounds, thus the happy handshakes.

These two Socialists would make great pinatas. (but if you hit ‘em with a stick, what would spill out?)

510 Colonel Panik  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 10:17:29am

What, no “fist bump”, homies?

511 The Sanity Inspector  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 12:21:13pm

re: #1 Alouette

And did they fist-bump?

512 Spartacus50  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 12:37:18pm

Chavez is making an absolute fool of the POTUS…and he’s stupid enough to go along with it. They say a lot can be said about a handshake, and if that is true we as a nation are screwed.

513 Joel  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 2:46:36pm

The fact that El Loco referred to Obama’s predecessor as the Devil means nothing to Obama. In fact Obama probably agrees with him. Obama is going to do a Lot of damage to this country before he is though with his attempts to Europeanize us and yes I hope he fails in that.

514 MissLL  Sat, Apr 18, 2009 11:37:48pm

re: #412 curquhart

Zimriel,
Does being elected give a president the mandate to declare himself a king?
Does “democracy” mean that a country can vote away its inheritance?
Edmund Burke would like a word with you…

If the Venezuelan people want Chavez as their leader, let them.

As long as Venezuela is not a threat against us, Chavez can appoint himself as The Eternal Emperor of all Mankind.

Who cares what that bloviating blowhard has to say?

Interfering in the internal affairs of other countries is not really a good idea.
It tends to backfire one way or the other.

Oh, sure. I mean, that’s what happpened with WWII, didn’t it? By the time the U.S. got involved, Germany had built up so much of its army and weaponry that many more of our guys were killed or injured. So much for the U.S. being isolationist.

515 landivar  Sun, Apr 19, 2009 4:33:18am

Sigh, why do our presidents keep hanging out with enemies?

516 Nebraska Militia  Sun, Apr 19, 2009 6:54:40am

The pic of TOTUS and EL Presidente Chavez further illustrates why for the first time in my life I am ashamed to be an American.

517 sammie  Sun, Apr 19, 2009 8:49:42pm

but he won’t shake Natanyahu’s hand; what’s up with that?


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
The Big Moon - Why Director/Editor - Jonjo LoweProducer - Rosie BrearDoP - Alistair LittleCinema 4D Animation - Jay DarlingtonGrade - Myles Bevan @ Time Based ArtsEdit/FX Assistant - Carina EtaeCollage Design Assist - Bex LiuChoreography - Grace Nicol Special thanks - Thrds Studio, ...
Thanos
23 hours, 14 minutes ago
Views: 183 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight (Studio Video) “Impossible Weight” off Deep Sea Diver’s new album 'Impossible Weight' out now. Filmed during the recording of Impossible Weight at Hall of Justice in Seattle WA. STREAM / BUY "Impossible Weight" here smarturl.it WATCH OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE : ...
Thanos
5 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 448 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Eddie Vedder - Matter of Time (Official Music Video) The official music video for "Matter of Time" by Eddie Vedder. Written for everyone worldwide afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). To help fund research aimed at treating and curing EB, please donate to the EB Research Partnership: ebresearch.org “Matter ...
Thanos
5 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 515 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201122 Saturday was general maintenance around the place.Mowing, weed whacking, palm tree trimming, etc.Nothing picture worthy or really, even pond related. Sunday was more rain. We really were lucky for that first year. Not one Sunday did we get rained ...
dangerman
6 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 563 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 0 •
Nduduzo Makhathini - UmlothaMusic video by Nduduzo Makhathini performing Umlotha. © 2020 Universal Music (Pty) Ltd South Africa vevo.ly
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 741 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 7 •
Brian Eno - Decline and Fall (From ‘O Nome Da Morte’) The official music video for "Decline and Fall”, a track from the new album “Film Music 1976 - 2020”, is a cinematic collaboration between Brian Eno and acclaimed Brazilian film director Henrique Goldman which contemplates rain and fire, fiction ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 1,213 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Brian Eno - Like I Was a Spectator 'Like I Was A Spectator', a brand new track by Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno from ‘Apollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Extended Edition’. The video was created using rare N.A.S.A. footage.Order now: brianeno.lnk.to Follow Brian ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 957 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201115After two really sunny and swell days since Eta left, Saturday was a mix of mostly sun and a bit of rain.We still managed to be really productive both days anyway. Got all the lava rock washed and shoveled into ...
dangerman
2 weeks ago
Views: 1,180 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 6
Tweets: 0 •
Michael Kiwanuka - Solid Ground (Live at the V&A) Listen to the Mercury Prize winning album ’KIWANUKA' now: michaelkiwanuka.lnk.to Michael Kiwanuka performing Solid Ground taken from the Mercury Prize winning album 'KIWANUKA' live at the Victoria & Albert museum in London. Sign up to Michael's mailing list: michaelkiwanuka.lnk.toFollow ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 1,235 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight Featuring Sharon Van Etten (Official Video) “Impossible Weight” off Deep Sea Diver’s new album 'Impossible Weight' out now. Order 'Impossible Weight' here smarturl.it Distributed by ATO Records ~~~~~~~~~ Directors: Jessica Dobson, Peter Mansen, Tyler KalbergArt direction: Jessica Dobson, Tyler KalbergDirector of photography: Tyler KalbergCamera operator ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 1,530 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •