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Wrong number? Obama doesn't call champion Giants
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/11/02/sports/s034930D67.DTL ^

Posted on 11/02/2010 11:48:29 AM PDT by Fixit

Amid beer and champagne flowing in the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants late Monday, one thing was missing.

The President. Not the President of the ball club. The President of the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: chat; giants; obama; sports; worldseries
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Too busy heading to the bunker to call the winners of the World Series!
1 posted on 11/02/2010 11:48:33 AM PDT by Fixit
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To: Fixit

Too busy scooping POOP!


2 posted on 11/02/2010 11:52:12 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Fixit
Teleprompter wasn't available to show the ZERO how to dial anumber on a phone.
3 posted on 11/02/2010 11:52:18 AM PDT by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: Fixit

He doesnt like baseball, he doesnt like Apple Pie and he doesnt US. He had no idea a World Series was going on.

Sad day today for Ranger fans, it sucked.


4 posted on 11/02/2010 11:52:27 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Fixit

Interesting... the large majority of the comments to that story are anti-Obama. They’re not happy with his snubbing them. It may — or it may not — affect if or how they vote today... but you’re talking about millions of fans.


5 posted on 11/02/2010 11:52:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Fixit

Well, perhaps Ms. Pelosi will call, and offer the guys a chance to stroke her gavel?


6 posted on 11/02/2010 11:52:33 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Fixit

Our genius president is probably waiting until the Giants win the Superbowl too.


7 posted on 11/02/2010 11:53:08 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Fixit

Too busy packing for his billion dollar trip to Mumbai.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 11:53:15 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Fixit

Cell phone reception is terrible in a BUNKER!


9 posted on 11/02/2010 11:53:54 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Fixit

Too busy packing for his Bombay blitz. Just goes to show how self-absorbed he is and how little he cares about American cultural interests.


10 posted on 11/02/2010 11:54:03 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (Election lawyers to the ready!! Let the games begin.)
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To: GoCards
Sad day today for Ranger fans, it sucked.

But you, at least had a President (the last two REAL ones) backing the Rangers!

11 posted on 11/02/2010 11:54:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Fixit

The sad thing is, beyond Obama’s cluelessness, there’s not one person in his circle that has the foggiest idea about presidential behavior. Jimmy Carter’s “cornpone” cabinet was lightyears ahead of these rubes.


12 posted on 11/02/2010 11:54:15 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Fixit

It’s hard to dial a phone when you’re in the fetal position on the floor, rocking back and forth, with your thumb in your mouth, weeping ‘But I AM the messiah! I AM!’


13 posted on 11/02/2010 11:55:37 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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To: Fixit

Well it’s traditional for the president to call the world series winner and as we know, the marxist has nothing but contempt for our traditions and for us.


14 posted on 11/02/2010 11:55:37 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (My 1911 hurts worse than your Baton)
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To: Fixit
I wouldn't call either if I pitched like this....
15 posted on 11/02/2010 11:56:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Fixit
Perhaps he saw the wonderful reception the Presidents Bush received on Sunday....and it was a Giants player (Cody Ross) who reached out to shake 41’s hand.
16 posted on 11/02/2010 11:56:54 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: GoCards

I think he knew it was going on, considering how people laughed at his previous girlish pitching efforts.

This is the sort of guy that never forgets such things.


17 posted on 11/02/2010 11:57:57 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: GoCards
He doesnt like baseball, he doesnt like Apple Pie and he doesnt US. He had no idea a World Series was going on. See my tagline.
18 posted on 11/02/2010 11:58:53 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasi goreng)
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To: Fixit

Not too busy! Too culturally unaware of what an American President does and how he conducts himself in our major, shared cultural events.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 11:59:46 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: Fixit

Well baseball originated by Americans does not appeal to theOne. Yet all of SF will vote for him.


20 posted on 11/02/2010 12:00:46 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Fixit
Not enough diversity on the giants ballclub?

Good, Obama's absence made the victory that much more enjoyable.

21 posted on 11/02/2010 12:01:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Fixit

They don’t play baseball in Kenya.


22 posted on 11/02/2010 12:02:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: GoCards
Sad day today for Ranger fans, it sucked.

Two on, two out, 1st base empty, 2-0 count to known home run hitter and you don't walk him?

23 posted on 11/02/2010 12:03:00 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: SeeSac

please I cant stand it....


24 posted on 11/02/2010 12:04:44 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Spok

RE: “The sad thing is, beyond Obama’s cluelessness, there’s not one person in his circle that has the foggiest idea about presidential behavior. Jimmy Carter’s “cornpone” cabinet was lightyears ahead of these rubes.”

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It’s true — during Carter’s term I worked for the largest insurance company in the US, and our CEO came to speak to our western HQ. He, no fan of Carter, said that we were mistaken if we mistook Carter for a fool. He said that no matter how much we may have disagreed with his politics, he was a very very intelligent man. For some reason that always stuck with me and I never quite thought about the hayseed in the same way afterwards.

With Obama, however, I think his ‘smarts’ are all shtick, he has been propped up by the likes of Soros and Ayers among others, and we have no idea whether he is intelligent or just a slick punk token.

Carter was a terrible President but nothing compares with this current scourage.


25 posted on 11/02/2010 12:04:59 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Fixit

He hates this country so much that he has no time for something like the World Series.


26 posted on 11/02/2010 12:06:48 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: SeeSac
Prolly weren't too concerned pitching to an old guy who spent four months this season riding the bench.

Turned out to be a mistake, for sure.

27 posted on 11/02/2010 12:07:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Fixit

28 posted on 11/02/2010 12:07:28 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Fixit

Classless. Doesn’t matter anyways as it won’t effect the sheep on the left coast who vote D.


29 posted on 11/02/2010 12:08:33 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: CaliforniaCon

He said that no matter how much we may have disagreed with his politics, he was a very very intelligent man.

Ah yes especially when he asked his daughter’s advise on
Nuclear Weapons.


30 posted on 11/02/2010 12:08:35 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: skeeter
Maybe if Felipe Alou was still the Giants' manager, Obama would have called--I remember Alou coming out with an anti-American tirade a few years ago.

I wonder if Obama ever played baseball while growing up--it probably isn't common in Indonesia. When was the last US President who grew up without baseball? Probably mid-19th century.

31 posted on 11/02/2010 12:09:50 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Fixit
You know you are not suppose to interrupt a Muslim during his holy prayers.
32 posted on 11/02/2010 12:09:58 PM PDT by martinidon (It's The Spending Stupid)
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To: Fixit
Obama probably thought it would diminish the office of the President.

-PJ

33 posted on 11/02/2010 12:09:58 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Fixit

He was probably chatting away to some school in Yemen instead.
I don't know which is worse a President who doesn't care about Americans or a President that forgets who Americans are.
34 posted on 11/02/2010 12:10:06 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Churchillspirit

I missed that handhake. Baseball has some class acts. Thanks for that.


35 posted on 11/02/2010 12:11:27 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Fixit

Good news. This demonstrates that zero is so narcissistic, so invested in himself, that he cannot take time out to congratulate the World Series champs as all other presidents have done in the past. He is so worried and angry about losing today, that he probably can think of little else.
He is showing signs of psychological fragility.
Oh so good.


36 posted on 11/02/2010 12:12:37 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Fixit
team personnel gave the White House the private line into manager Bruce Bochy's office, as well as other numbers for Obama to get in touch — but so far, nothing.

It's not like they DIDN'T GIVE HIM A HINT or anything....

37 posted on 11/02/2010 12:13:19 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Fixit
The President does not approve of achievement unless it is aided by government.
38 posted on 11/02/2010 12:15:38 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I don't believe its an intentional snub, I really do think the Obama WH is in complete disarray.

There was an article posted yesterday quoting sources who claim the Obama team has NO IDEA how angry most of the democrat party is at him due to their current predicament. He's utterly clueless.

39 posted on 11/02/2010 12:18:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RexBeach

That would be incredibly cruel; they’re already hungover and have nothing left to heave.


40 posted on 11/02/2010 12:24:27 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ( From Angry White Men to Bitter Clinging Slurpee-Sippers -- we've come a long way, baby!)
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To: Fixit

C’mon people, baseball is much too American for Barry.


41 posted on 11/02/2010 12:27:06 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: GoCards

He doesn’t like the Boy Scouts - He blew off their 100 Year celebration


42 posted on 11/02/2010 12:38:07 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: skeeter
He's utterly clueless.

But...but...but... he's so "brilliant", and...and...and... "articulate" (I don't know about "clean").

Joe is the clueless one!

43 posted on 11/02/2010 12:38:13 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: grumpygresh

By ignoring the World Series, I think Obama is publicly registering his hatred of traditional American values. The good news is that by leaving the show to GHWB and GWB, Obama is in essence conceding a huge chunk of non-partisan goodwill-generating opportunity to Republicans. This makes little political sense, at least not to me, and I have to imagine a lot of Democrat politicos wandering around scratching their heads in amazement on O’s audacity to refrain from participation. SF Bay is one of the most liberal areas in the nation and they have just been effectively snubbed by the most liberal president in history. O no longer seems to care that much about maintaining a facade of engagement with broad segments of the US population. The inference is Obama is psychologically unstable and the rejection of his political agenda and/or the evident failure of his policies has sent him into a politically self destructive tailspin.

OTOH O still has possession of the nuclear football.

I hope O does not ultimately drag the entire country with him into what seems almost certain to be his personal black hole of hopeless despair.


44 posted on 11/02/2010 12:40:02 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: FourPeas
For some reason, I'm reminded of those old war movies where the Americans, suspecting someone was a spy, would ask, "Who won the world series in 1944?

... floowed by a long burst of machine-gun fire.

45 posted on 11/02/2010 12:43:36 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: RexBeach

Hey pall??

Haven´t you written it wrong? I mean you lost “the”...

It would be like:

Well, perhaps Ms. Pelosi will call, and offer the guys a chance to stroke her “the” gavel?


46 posted on 11/02/2010 12:54:42 PM PDT by Mayr Fortuna
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To: Mayr Fortuna

Either way is just fine with me.

I wonder when she turns in her govie private jet?


47 posted on 11/02/2010 1:02:13 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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48 posted on 11/02/2010 1:04:58 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This ass wipe is not a unifier and that picture of him wearing the SOX jersey is proof he is not a President of all US citizens only some of them.


49 posted on 11/02/2010 1:16:35 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Fixit

He’s having a little hissy fit. He was not invited to throw a first pitch and he saw the ovation given to the Bush men.


50 posted on 11/02/2010 1:46:55 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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