Skip to comments.Obama cuts line at famed Texas barbecue joint (but pays for lunch)
Posted on 07/10/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austins famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nations best.
Of course, President Obama is not some people. After a campaign-style speech in Austin on Thursday afternoon, the commander in chief made a stop by Franklin Barbecue and was quickly ushered to the front of the line.
Its common practice to let a president cut to the front of the line at a dining establishment. After all, the president arguably has the busiest schedule on the planet. Plus, having a president standing in one place only creates headaches for everyone else who is just trying to get some food.
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By “famed” I thought it meant The Salt Lick BBQ
Another photo op—which we are told the feckless one does not want.
He paid for lunch? more like we paid..he’s a disgrace
I wish I owned the place, just so I could have the opportunity to refuse him service.
Of course it’s Austin.
wake up at 10,
ask Valerie what he’s supposed to do
smoke a joint
pray to allah
plan a vacation
ask moochelle what to do
spend some quality time with a male intern
spend a couple hundred billion
push a few thousand new regulations
pray to allah
Good thing he didn’t head to the front of the line if I was waiting. I suspect everyone here would have something to say if they were in line too..........LOL!
Please note that the parenthesis is part of the title. I didn’t add it on there.
Who paid for the lunch? I’d say that it’s taxpayer dollars at work through the constitutionally indefensible stimulus package.
Did he have the pulled PORK?
Just wait until Hitler hears about this!
Looks like everyone is happy to see him...
This puke hasn’t paid for anything out of his own pocket for at least 6 years.
I must study Politics and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy.
- John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780.
Texas Bar B Que? It is alright but not great.
A blueberry in a strawberry patch .....
Democracy while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
- John Adams
Whoopdie doo! He bought lunch for the two people who were behind him when he jumped the line. I wish it had been me behind him, I would have told him I don’t let scumbags buy me lunch.
lol! Fruits for sure.
Austin City Dimwits
“I wish I owned the place...”
I wouldn’t want to own that place. Haven’t some of the eating establishments he visited gone under. Like some kind of Zulu curse or something.
I wouldn’t want my business tainted in such a fashion, or to throw my employees out when I go under,
Eric Pfeiffer at Yahoo News
Just check the White House's Daily Schedule. If this lazy bum had to punch in and punch out, he wouldn't even qualify for Obamacare's 30 hours.
That's right Yahoo, spend half the article desperately trying to convince your readers that its OK for Obama to cut in front of the common people. Methinks they doth protest too much.
It don’t matter who’s in Austin, Bob Wills is still the King!
He’s a fag
I go to Austin often enough, and I’ve never heard of Franklins.......but I’ve been to the Salt Lick ....love it!
Sen. Lindsay Graham is that you?
If it was Memphis, they wouldn’t have let him butt in line— tell him to call in a take out, first.
This BBQ is “famous” in it’s own mind. Nothing like real Tejas BBQ.
That would be located in Lockhart, TX the BBQ Capital of Texas.
Austin is full of queer weenies and wannabees. You have to have real cattle people— Texicans and Texans do the work.
And, Stubblefield.. “Stubbs” ain’t shabby either!
“No Lies, No Birth Certificate, NO SERVICE!
The pool photo at AF-1 shows one of the aides with a box, by the name of ... kid you not... Schmuck. Well, he would know.
That would be a real name to be changed in anyone else. Mr. Schmuck and the “so called” bbq. LOL.
Homosexual fruit fly....
Ya know I don’t think the President should have to stand in the line either but I think its just this particular individual that ruins it for the rest of them.
LOL. True, and heckuva song.
That is one poofty poofter. Looks a little like Freddy Mercury of Queen, and we know what he died of.
Yep, I’m always suspicious of guys who shape their eyebrows............
All hat and no cattle.
“Just wait until Hitler hears about this!”
Be funny to get the “Hitler reacts to Obama cutting the line at the BBQ” video.
Franklin is the among the best BBQ in the state of Texas along with Louie Mueller in Taylor, Pecan Lodge in Dallas, and Snow’s in Lexington (sorry but Salt Lick doesn’t come close to comparing to those places).
What irritates me is that this is just going to make the wait that much worse at Franklin as the word gets out even more about the place as a result of this.
I can also tell you that it is a point of pride for the Franklin staff that NO ONE — no matter how famous — is allowed to jump the line (Jay Z and his crew tried to come through the back door once and were turned away and told to get to the back of the line).
>> After all, the president arguably has the busiest golf schedule on the planet.
I love Kreutz and Blacks in Lockhart (pitmasters Roy Perez at Kreutz and Kent Black at Black’s are super good dudes too). Smitty’s has gone way down hill since the regular pitmaster has been spending his time at Schmidt’s Family BBQ in Bee Cave.
No reason to hate on Franklin. It’s freaking outstanding. Aaron Franklin is from the Louie Mueller BBQ tree — real Tejas BBQ.
Well apparently your peeps pooped and let Hussein slide.....
It’s Texas, brisket... the sausage maybe pork... and the ribs come both ways... but it is brisket the place is known for...
During World War 2, on US Navy ships, everyone had to stand in the gedunk line to get ice cream. Once, on the USS New Jersey, a couple shave tail oficers decided to cut to the head of the line. A gruff voice from back in the line called them out with the words: “Hey, no cuts; you get in the back.” It was Fleet Admiral William Halsey, who was arguably the busiest admiral on the face of the planet. He was waiting in line no different than any of his sailors.
Did he order pork or beef?