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That Fat Lip Might Give Obama Some Street Cred (Lib's hardcore metrosexual fantasy)
NPR ^ | Saturday, November 27, 2010 | Scott Simon

Posted on 11/27/2010 10:23:34 AM PST by kristinn

Just three weeks after getting a shellacking in the midterm elections, President Obama got a fat lip.

The president played basketball yesterday with some friends in the gym of the Fort McNair Army Base, and reportedly took an elbow in the mouth from an opposing player who went up for a shot.

It took 12 stitches to close The First Fat Lip, if you please. I'm not sure that Joe Frazier needed 12 stitches after the Thrilla in Manila, though the White House stressed that a smaller filament was used, which increases the number of stitches, but leaves a smaller scar.

I wonder if having a larger scar wouldn't actually fortify President Obama's profile, as he contends with Kim Jong Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Vladimir Putin. Imagine a president with a gnarly, vivid scar telling the rulers of China, "Nice country ya' got here. I'd hate to see something happen to it if you didn't stop foolin' around with the value of your currency. Know what I mean?"

As recent presidential injuries go, President Obama's is almost valiant. His immediate predecessor, President George W. Bush, famously choked on a pretzel. President Bill Clinton tore a tendon stumbling on the steps of Greg Norman's house after a round of golf.

But an elbow in the chops is a battle ribbon in basketball. Mediocre players don't have to worry about their dental work. An elbow is given to aggressive players who swing their own sharp limbs to grab a ball or push off a defender, although the White House stressed that the president was elbowed inadvertently.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fanfiction; fatlip; obama; reggielove; reggielovegaylover; reynaldodecerega
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1 posted on 11/27/2010 10:23:38 AM PST by kristinn
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B. S. Bill Clinton tore a tendon stumbling on the steps of Greg Norman’s house after a round of drinking.


2 posted on 11/27/2010 10:25:20 AM PST by DManA
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The author...
3 posted on 11/27/2010 10:25:53 AM PST by jimbo123
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Yes, I’m sure that our foreign enemies are going to be terrified of the American boy-president who hurt his lip playing games like your average teenager.

Gimme a break... this is really a stretch.


4 posted on 11/27/2010 10:28:29 AM PST by MWS (De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum. - Thomas a Kempis)
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To: kristinn
Hmmmm.....street cred, eh?

Sounds a little profile-y to me. Racist even.

5 posted on 11/27/2010 10:28:53 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn
I wonder if having a larger scar wouldn't actually fortify President Obama's profile,

Somebody ping The Secret Service. Sounds to me like Scott Simon is wishing harm upon Ubama.

6 posted on 11/27/2010 10:31:15 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn
That's Racist!!!! Pictures, Images and Photos
7 posted on 11/27/2010 10:31:29 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: jimbo123

OMG! The white liberal idiocy never stops. This article is written in complete liberal make believe, la-la land.


8 posted on 11/27/2010 10:32:17 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: jimbo123

THAT’s Scott Simon? Oh, dear. I went out with him many years ago when we were both young and cute. Apparently things have changed. ;-)


9 posted on 11/27/2010 10:32:19 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: DManA
You are correct about the Klinton episode.

And when did Bush choke on a pretzel. No one remembers that.

10 posted on 11/27/2010 10:34:01 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: kristinn
"Lib's hardcore metrosexual fantasy"

When relayed and popularized by someone it becomes their metro sexual fantasy.


11 posted on 11/27/2010 10:34:55 AM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: kristinn
The president played basketball yesterday with some friends in the gym of the Fort McNair Army Base, and reportedly took an elbow in the mouth from an opposing player who went up for a shot.

Head wound?

Cue up "0bama is teh antichrist!" nutterie in five, four, three.....

12 posted on 11/27/2010 10:36:29 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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Certainly for HIM, but not for you!


13 posted on 11/27/2010 10:37:48 AM PST by Ken522
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To: kristinn
The guy is an all-around sports phenom! And so brave!

(Careful, O, don't hit yourself with that baseball...)


14 posted on 11/27/2010 10:38:25 AM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: kristinn

Uhm. In street cred, Obama was beaten like a bitch.

Only a liberal can turn getting elbowed in the face as a good thing.


15 posted on 11/27/2010 10:41:04 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: kristinn
He probably just tied his shoelaces together and did a face plant.


16 posted on 11/27/2010 10:41:04 AM PST by CALawyer
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Obama’s injury must not be photogenic enough to garner sympathy.


17 posted on 11/27/2010 10:42:05 AM PST by syriacus (Daily Kos says American dream is evil. Yet, Barack Obama continues to push his American Dream Act.)
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To: Lee N. Field
Head wound?

Same thought crossed my mind.

18 posted on 11/27/2010 10:43:37 AM PST by syriacus (Daily Kos says American dream is evil. Yet, Barack Obama continues to push his American Dream Act.)
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To: kristinn

It all depends. Did he hit back or fall to the floor crying?


19 posted on 11/27/2010 10:45:04 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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I dunno, I think of it as Obama's "killer rabbit" moment.


20 posted on 11/27/2010 10:45:52 AM PST by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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