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Sorry Barack, I'm watching World Cup, says Biden
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/10 | Jon Herskovitz

Posted on 06/11/2010 9:21:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – An unabashed U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told President Barack Obama on Friday he was sorry for leaving him behind to manage the oil spill but was thrilled to be watching the World Cup.

"I am honored to be (here) representing the United States. The president is angry," Biden told a group of dignitaries at the U.S. consulate in Sandton, near Johannesburg.

Biden, who arrived in South Africa with several family members about a day ahead of the kick-off to the sports spectacle, told the group not to take the U.S. side lightly.

The United States play England in their opening Group C match on Saturday and the Irish-American Biden expects to be in attendance cheering on coach Bob Bradley's side.

"In the spirit of a genuine Irishman, we are going to beat England," Biden said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: 3rdworldkickball; barack; biden; sorry; watching; worldcup
I'd hate to be on the Secret Service detail sent to Zud AFRiKa for the World Cup with Crazy Joe.

not so much fun and games ahead..

1 posted on 06/11/2010 9:21:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Vice President Joe Biden (L), US President Barack Obama (C), and Former US President Bill Clinton (R) with the US World Cup Soccer Team in May 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. Biden arrived in South Africa on Thursday where he will be attending the start of the football World Cup, a spokeswoman for the American embassy said. (AFP/File/Tim Sloan)


2 posted on 06/11/2010 9:22:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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‘Sorry Barack’.. how’z that for a catchy nickname? Thanks Joe!


3 posted on 06/11/2010 9:23:23 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I swear, Biden is one funny VP. He knows what his job is, and how much clout he has, so he looks to be enjoying his gig. Cheney on the other hand, was all business. I guess it further shows the difference between the adults and the children.


4 posted on 06/11/2010 9:25:47 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I am honored to be (here) representing the United States. The president is angry," Biden told a group of dignitaries at the U.S. consulate in Sandton, near Johannesburg.

Joe is so full of himself. What an idiot. These are the guys representing the United States.

5 posted on 06/11/2010 9:26:42 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“the start of the football World Cup”

THAT...er...game...is NOT, I repeat NOT, “FOOTBALL”! The NFL should sue their pants off;)


6 posted on 06/11/2010 9:26:49 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: NormsRevenge

Must be nice to just jump in a government plane, with Secret Service for protection and acting as a concierge for your travel plans, and go where you want. That is what Obama and Biden seem to think their job is. No work, just play at taxpayer expense.


7 posted on 06/11/2010 9:27:05 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: NormsRevenge

Grrrr. He’s angry. Grrrr.

That is leadership.

I recall the days of Pearl Harbor when FDR came out and said. “I am angry. Who’s ass do I need to kick?”

Then years later, Reagan said to Gorby, “Grrrr. I am angry about this Cold War. Who’s ass do I need to kick”.

Nine years ago, President Bush stood on that mound of rubble with his bullhorn and said, “Man, these terrorists make me so darn angry. Who’s ass do I need to kick”

Moments in great leadership.


8 posted on 06/11/2010 9:28:30 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: NormsRevenge

Hell, if I wasn’t being allowed to do anything, I’d go do something else too. Crazy Joe’s got it easy. Free home, big paycheck, secret security detail, huge staff, and no responsibility.


9 posted on 06/11/2010 9:28:36 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: Frank_2001
starting off on a sad note for Nelson and family..

Mandela relative killed after World Cup concert

Donna Bryson, Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG – It should have been a moment of triumph — Nelson Mandela, basking in the cheers as Africa's first World Cup opened.

Instead, South Africa's beloved anti-apartheid icon stayed at home with his family Friday in northern Johannesburg during the opening ceremony and game, mourning his 13-year-old great-granddaughter Zenani, who died in a car crash on the way home from a tournament-eve concert in Soweto.

10 posted on 06/11/2010 9:28:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

gibbs/kinsolving obama social security # connecticut video...
http://www.mediaite.com/online/video-world-net-daily-correspondent-les-kinsolvings-latest-birther-question-to-robert-gibbs/


11 posted on 06/11/2010 9:29:33 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: NormsRevenge

The staff of “The Onion” just resigned again.


12 posted on 06/11/2010 9:32:14 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hasn’t the Obama Administration declared soccer as the National Pastime yet? What is their delay?


13 posted on 06/11/2010 9:46:22 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

“He knows what his job is...”

A couple of months ago he said it was fun being VP since as VP he doesn’t do anything.

Maybe somebody has the exact quote and can share.

Thank you.


14 posted on 06/11/2010 9:46:27 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NormsRevenge
I am honored to be (here) representing the United States. The president is angry.

--Joe "Impeachment Insurance" Biden.

15 posted on 06/11/2010 9:47:44 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: NormsRevenge
No American cares about the World Cup.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

16 posted on 06/11/2010 9:51:59 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: badgerlandjim

trying to think of the way to tax it


17 posted on 06/11/2010 10:02:20 AM PDT by italianquaker (obama all hat no cattle)
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To: Frank_2001

In many countries, soccer is football. The name “soccer” is unheard of, and one will be looked upon as if one is speaking a Chinese dialect if one uses the word “soccer.” Folks won’t know what you are talking about.

U.S. football is referred to as “American football” to distinguish it from “real” football.

I didn’t invent this so don’t take offense.


18 posted on 06/11/2010 10:07:20 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Well to be fair Cheny was brought in for being an experienced statesmen and a veteran of key positions in past administrations. He helped run the first gulf war and W wanted to finish the job.

Biden was brought in specifically not to be a political threat, or potential successor, to Obama.

Both seem to serve their intended purposes.


19 posted on 06/11/2010 10:08:28 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: NormsRevenge
"In the spirit of a genuine Irishman, we are going to beat England," Biden said.

Err ... last time I checked, a "genuine" Irishman was one from Ireland.

20 posted on 06/11/2010 10:13:39 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: ilgipper

LOL!!!

Thank you for the good laugh.

I also heard Emperor Hirohito climbed up on the mounds of rubble of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and asked, “Who’s ass do I need to kick?”


21 posted on 06/11/2010 10:16:47 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ilgipper

How unpresidential.

Wish I had the image handy, but one of the great LOLcats pictures of all times comes to mind (an itty bitty kitten with squinty eyes):

“I has a mad. A tiny mad, but still a mad.”


22 posted on 06/11/2010 10:22:48 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: ilgipper

LOL!


23 posted on 06/11/2010 10:23:00 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Euro-propaganda.

REAL'muricans know what football is, and it ain't soccer.

24 posted on 06/11/2010 10:37:56 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: NormsRevenge

I saw old Joe this morning while watching Mexico and South Africa. At the time, SA was up 1-0.....and Joe was looking quite worried. We know who he is really pulling for...PUTZ!


25 posted on 06/11/2010 10:39:03 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (When in doubt, choose FREEDOM!)
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To: Frank_2001
THAT...er...game...is NOT, I repeat NOT, “FOOTBALL”! The NFL should sue their pants off;)

WRONG. It is known all over the world as football, or to be more precise by it's full name "association football" as opposed to "rugby football". Soccer is just the abbreviation used when contrasting association football to rugby or American / gridiron football.

Usually the simpler, more general term "football" is applied to the more popular sport in that country, whereas the composite / more specific term is used for the less popular. That's why in the US gridiron football is called football and association football is called soccer, whereas in e.g. Germany association football is "Fussball" and rugby football is rugby and American football is American football.

However, they are ALL called football.
26 posted on 06/11/2010 10:41:05 AM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: ABQHispConservative; All

HERE IT IS!!!! FOUND!!!!

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/26/biden-how-wonderful-to-have-a-job-where-i-dont-do-anything/

Just moments before the afternoon session got underway, C-SPAN’s cameras picked up audio of Biden chatting casually with participants.

“It’s easy being vice president — you don’t have to do anything.”

Whomever Biden was chatting with said, “It’s like being the grandpa and not the parent.”

“Yeah, that’s it!” replied Biden.


27 posted on 06/11/2010 10:59:52 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NormsRevenge

Baracchio won’t watch. Kenya & Indonesia aren’t playing.


28 posted on 06/11/2010 11:07:04 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Do you know what that buzzing sound is I hear in the stadium? It sounds like a million bees.


29 posted on 06/11/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: MozarkDawg
Whatever he babbled to the team must have worked...

South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe (R) meets with US Vice President Joe Biden at Oliver Tambo House the official residence of the Deputy President. B iden made a brief dressing-room visit with the United States World Cup team Saturday about an hour before the players kicked off their campaign against England. (AFP/HO/Jacoline Prinsloo)


30 posted on 06/12/2010 6:15:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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