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Obama cuts line at famed Texas barbecue joint (but pays for lunch)
YAHOO NEWS ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | ERIC PFEIFFER

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 Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s 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.

It’s 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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TOPICS: Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; bbq; franklinbarbecue; obama
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1 posted on 07/10/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

By “famed” I thought it meant The Salt Lick BBQ


2 posted on 07/10/2014 4:53:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Another photo op—which we are told the feckless one does not want.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 4:54:56 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He paid for lunch? more like we paid..he’s a disgrace


4 posted on 07/10/2014 4:55:12 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
the president arguably has the busiest schedule on the planet

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

5 posted on 07/10/2014 4:55:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I wish I owned the place, just so I could have the opportunity to refuse him service.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 4:56:34 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Of course it’s Austin.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 4:57:36 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: ClearCase_guy

wake up at 10,
ask Valerie what he’s supposed to do
smoke a joint
pray to allah
plan a vacation
go golfing
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


8 posted on 07/10/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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!


9 posted on 07/10/2014 4:59:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Please note that the parenthesis is part of the title. I didn’t add it on there.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 4:59:58 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; All

Who paid for the lunch? I’d say that it’s taxpayer dollars at work through the constitutionally indefensible stimulus package.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 5:00:12 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Did he have the pulled PORK?

12 posted on 07/10/2014 5:00:43 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That figures...

Just wait until Hitler hears about this!


13 posted on 07/10/2014 5:00:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Looks like everyone is happy to see him...


14 posted on 07/10/2014 5:01:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This puke hasn’t paid for anything out of his own pocket for at least 6 years.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 5:02:59 PM PDT by wny
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“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.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 5:04:19 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Texas Bar B Que? It is alright but not great.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 5:05:28 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: South40
Of course it’s Austin.

A blueberry in a strawberry patch .....

18 posted on 07/10/2014 5:05:42 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: KC Burke

“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


19 posted on 07/10/2014 5:06:18 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 5:09:07 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: usconservative

lol! Fruits for sure.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: dragnet2

Austin City Dimwits


22 posted on 07/10/2014 5:10:00 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Jewbacca

“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,


23 posted on 07/10/2014 5:15:27 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Eric Pfeiffer at Yahoo News

24 posted on 07/10/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
After all, the president arguably has the busiest schedule on the planet.

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.

25 posted on 07/10/2014 5:15:56 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
It’s 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.

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.

26 posted on 07/10/2014 5:16:53 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: South40

It don’t matter who’s in Austin, Bob Wills is still the King!


27 posted on 07/10/2014 5:19:30 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: kcvl

He’s a fag


28 posted on 07/10/2014 5:21:38 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: GeronL

I go to Austin often enough, and I’ve never heard of Franklins.......but I’ve been to the Salt Lick ....love it!


29 posted on 07/10/2014 5:24:17 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: kcvl

Sen. Lindsay Graham is that you?


30 posted on 07/10/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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!


31 posted on 07/10/2014 5:26:11 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jewbacca

“No Lies, No Birth Certificate, NO SERVICE!


32 posted on 07/10/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


33 posted on 07/10/2014 5:27:47 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"...all said and done, lunch reportedly cost around $300 1 illegal aliens stay for a day.
34 posted on 07/10/2014 5:30:21 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: kcvl

Homosexual fruit fly....


35 posted on 07/10/2014 5:32:53 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


36 posted on 07/10/2014 5:35:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: John S Mosby

LOL. True, and heckuva song.


37 posted on 07/10/2014 5:36:28 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: kcvl

That is one poofty poofter. Looks a little like Freddy Mercury of Queen, and we know what he died of.


38 posted on 07/10/2014 5:37:41 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Yep, I’m always suspicious of guys who shape their eyebrows............


39 posted on 07/10/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

All hat and no cattle.


40 posted on 07/10/2014 5:42:43 PM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: smokingfrog

“Just wait until Hitler hears about this!”

Be funny to get the “Hitler reacts to Obama cutting the line at the BBQ” video.


41 posted on 07/10/2014 5:43:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Guenevere

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).


42 posted on 07/10/2014 5:43:51 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: SgtHooper
LOVE IT!

runor has it that staff made darned certain there was PLENTY of the one's favorite beer on hand




43 posted on 07/10/2014 5:45:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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>> After all, the president arguably has the busiest golf schedule on the planet.


44 posted on 07/10/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: John S Mosby

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.


45 posted on 07/10/2014 5:53:58 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: John S Mosby

Hehehe!!


46 posted on 07/10/2014 5:56:33 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: wolf24

Well apparently your peeps pooped and let Hussein slide.....


47 posted on 07/10/2014 5:58:39 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Rome2000

It’s Texas, brisket... the sausage maybe pork... and the ribs come both ways... but it is brisket the place is known for...


48 posted on 07/10/2014 6:01:16 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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.


49 posted on 07/10/2014 6:04:35 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Did he order pork or beef?


50 posted on 07/10/2014 6:08:35 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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