January 15, 2014

When you're hanging out in your café and you get told "the president will be stopping by... You’re welcome to stay, but one of our agents will be coming around to swipe you."

You get swiped. You find that "ignoring [the President] in person is as easy as ignoring a TV." You see that he's good lofting a baby. You experience the details of his handshake... "like the rough surface of your favorite baseball." You try to eavesdrop, but the only interesting thing you get is: "It seems like they don’t use Facebook anymore." But you're not sure who "they" are. Probably young people, maybe the 18 to 34 year-olds who need more prompting to buy insurance.

Also, you hear that the President's wife watches the TV show "Scandal," and that the White House isn't as exciting as that because they "don’t have enough time to engage in too much scandalous behavior." By "scandalous behavior," he didn't mean to touch off rejoinders about the IRS, the NSA, and Benghazi, and so forth. He meant sexual things.

Which amusingly resonates with Rush yesterday saying, "Why can't we have Obama running around on Michelle or some, good, old-fashioned, just... just wishful thinking, just for the media. You know how the Drive-Bys love to have exciting things happening in the news. I mean, wouldn't that be a much better scandal than Christie and bridge lane closures, for crying out loud?  Now, this Hollande guy, he's not even married, and he's in a love-triangle scandal."

32 comments:

john said...

Those 5 "millenials" sitting at the table sure look like Pajama Boy and his OFA buds.

madAsHell said...

Pajama boys!!

That's what I thought as well!! They all look excited to have their lives validated by that incompetent fool.

Onesies and hot chocolate for everyone!!

john said...

"He addressed the five people sitting adjacent to me—who were, indeed, apparently there to talk to him."

I should have read that part first.

traditionalguy said...

The Socialist Hollande redistributes French whores, and he becomes more and more popular. Quelle l'homme.

Maybe this is Modern Family, French style. But what about the War on French Women?

Big Mike said...

It's a win-win for Hollande. He gets to boink pretty young actresses and no one is writing about what a cock-up his economic policies turned out to be.

Jay said...

According to White House background, provided to me after he left, they met to discuss how to get more 18-34 year-olds to sign up for the coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (The law depends on 18-34 year-olds signing up for healthcare.) One of the five was a navigator, someone employed to help families sign up; another helped explain the law at a mall over the holidays.

Fantastic!

Hey, you know who I want 'splainin a 10,000+ page law (with 65,000 pages of regulations and counting) to me at the mall around Christmas?

A 24 year old Obama supporter!

What a great idea! And to think this law is only going to cost America an additional 1.4 trillion over the next 10 years.

MadisonMan said...

Wouldn't it be less intrusive to take the 5 to the White House?

jacksonjay said...

1. Was ID required of millenials?
2. Is Michelle home yet? What kind of mother ....?
3. Is Valerie home yet? How does he run the country?
4. During Clinton/Lewinsky we were told how immature America is about affairs? Why is this Hollande affair news?

TosaGuy said...

Seated at the table with the President were five people not enrolled in the ACA.

MayBee said...

I love that guy.

annk said...

I was in a Mexican restaurant in College Station, Texas, many years ago when this happened. A few minutes later George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev were enjoying the nachos and cerveza along with the rest of us.

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AJ Lynch said...

Photo opps are so productive!

CWJ said...

That first photo is interesting. The president sitting in shirtsleeves elbows on the table. The Five sitting like good little penguins hands in lap. Is this on purpose? Its certainly the opposite behaviour from that of my family.

geokstr said...

they "don’t have enough time to engage in too much scandalous behavior."

Really?

Every day Mark Levin obtains the official presidential schedule. Most days read something like: 10:00AM - 10:30AM Meeting with Vice President, 5:00PM - 6:00PM Reception for NCAA National Champions.

Period.

Makes you wonder what he's doing the rest of his "horribly busy" days, non? Perhaps things that have nothing to do with governing for all the people, but more about how to use the power and authority of his position to screw his opponents and reward his friends.

CWJ said...

Even the "talker" is keeping his arms close to his body.

Peter said...


According to White House background, provided to me after he left, they met to discuss how to get more 18-34 year-olds to sign up for the coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (The law depends on 18-34 year-olds signing up for healthcare.)

It depends especially on young males signing up, as the possibility of childbirth makes young women a higher actuarial risk.

And you know how you get them to sign up? You offer them a better deal. Don't require the good actuarial risks to subsidize the poor risks. But that would defeat the purpose of getting them to sign up, wouldn't it?

Perhaps "Sign up- so you can pay for yourself, and for someone else too!" (or, "Sign up, sucker- we need the cross-subsidy al!" isn't such a great sales pitch?

Birches said...

Sorry, but I'm still stuck on what being swiped means . . .

AJ Lynch said...

I believe "swiped" means being wanded by a metal detector.

MadisonMan said...

I wonder if swiped is like TSA rubbing a cloth over your hands to see if it can find explosive residue.

Anglelyne said...

trad guy: The Socialist Hollande redistributes French whores, and he becomes more and more popular.

Some sources say his approval rating has soared by 1 point, and some by a blistering 2 points! If he keeps this up he may yet dig himself out of the "most unpopular French president since WWII" hole!

Big Mike: It's a win-win for Hollande. He gets to boink pretty young actresses and no one is writing about what a cock-up his economic policies turned out to be.

Sure, nobody in France is paying attention to anything but Hollande's personal dramas.

"FRANCOIS Hollande, considered the most unpopular president in post-war France, saw a one per cent bump in approval ratings in January in a poll taken after reports emerged he was having an affair with an actress.

An Ipsos agency poll for Le Point magazine showed 24 per cent of those surveyed had a positive opinion of Hollande, compared to 23 per cent in December.

However negative views of the French leader remained stable at 74 per cent.".


You know, guys, it is possible to criticize the French without sounding like idiots.

jacksonjay said...


Wouldn't it be less intrusive to take the 5 to the White House?

Limbaugh Theory

Wayworn Wanderer said...

Swipe this, pigs.

Blue Ox said...

That first photo is interesting. The president sitting in shirtsleeves elbows on the table. The Five sitting like good little penguins hands in lap. Is this on purpose?

Let's see, white chick? Check. Black chick? Check. Hispanic dude? Check. White (presumably gay) guy? Check.

Yeah, I'm sure it's all a coincidence.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

TIL: Obama wears wife beater tee shirts.

ALP said...

Wow, just found out WA state is going to promote Obamacare at a major music festival. The headline is priceless: "Wash. state to young people: Health insurance rocks."

Ya can't make this shit up!

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Wash-state-to-young-people-Health-insurance-rocks-240352111.html

ALP said...

I guess they took heed of Oregon's use of folk music, which flopped. Now onto rock and alt rock.

I look forward to the trance music version of Obamacare promotion.

Dr Weevil said...

That's short for "Health insurance rocks. A whole pile of big ones. In you knapsack. While you're swimming in deep financial waters."

lge said...
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lge said...

I can't even finish reading that brief article about these two hyper-inflated black Babbitts.

n.n said...

Cafegate

Kirk Parker said...

AJ,

"I believe "swiped" means being wanded by a metal detector. "

Ah.

Well, if that happened here in the real WA, they'd have to kick half of us out.