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  • Announcement: The SSS is Set to Sail

    05/31/2016 4:59:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-31-2016 | MOTUS
    NOTE:  As has been my custom for the past two years I will betaking a summer semi-sabbatical (SSS) for the next few months. Butt as the old cowpoke once said…“I don’t know how quit you.”   Accordingly, I’m not shuttering the shop, just cutting back on my hours a bit in order to tend to a myriad of half-done or not yet started projects that tend to build up every year and demand attention by the time summer rolls around. The posts will be shorter, mixed with some open threads and/or re-posts from the MOTUS deep vault of golden oldies. And...
  • Obama’s Rainy Tour Of Old Havana Is A Must For Any Cuba Visitor

    03/21/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by BAW · 8 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 3-21-2016 | Suzy Strutner
    When it comes to travel, nothing rains on President Obama’s parade. In the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in 88 years, the first family touched down in Cuba on Sunday amidst some wet weather. They headed straight to a walking tour of Old Havana, a neighborhood that’s maintained its architectural character since its founding in 1519. The area is comprised of five large plazas: Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza del Cristo and Plaza de la Catedral. Each plaza is surrounded by significant buildings, monuments and narrow, winding streets.
  • Umbrella, Not Rifle, Spotted on CSU San Marcos

    08/20/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 27 replies
    NBC News 7 San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 • Updated at 12:01 PM PDT | R. Stickney
    A report of man carrying a rifle on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos prompted a campus-wide lockdown and search by local law enforcement officials Wednesday. Officials told NBC 7 they determined the man involved was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle.
  • Look Who's Holding Obama's Umbrella in Germany...

    06/20/2013 12:29:37 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama has lost that lovin' feeling (only 6,000 turned out for our little "citizen of the world" in his Berlin encore)...but not with everybody...
  • 'It Made Him Look Like A Butler': Retired General Blasts Obama For Ordering U.S. Marine

    05/17/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 16, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO, JAMES NYE and DANIEL BATES
    'It made him look like a butler': Retired general blasts President Obama for ordering U.S. Marine to break military rules by holding an umbrella The President unwittingly forced two U.S Marines to break protocol and regulations as he ordered them to use umbrellas Former United States Air Force Lieutenant Thomas McInerney criticized the President for making the officers look like butlers By DAVID MARTOSKO, JAMES NYE and DANIEL BATES 16 May 2013 President Obama humiliated the marine who he asked to hold his umbrella by making him ‘look like a butler’, a respected military general claimed today. Thomas McInerney, a...
  • Presidents in the rain

    05/18/2013 8:17:59 AM PDT · by Domandred · 63 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/18/13 | Domandred
    Did some research and found plenty of photos of Presidents in the rain. Thought I would share them. Yes I included ones of the current President. Notice the distinct lack of Marines holding umbrellas. No I didn't selectively pick other than image quality. Finding cases of Marines holding umbrellas is hard, almost like it doesn't happen.
  • Umbrella Etiquette in the Age of Obama

    05/17/2013 7:08:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-17-2013 | MOTUS
    Well, it’s Friday. That used to mean late afternoon document dumps for the media to ignore. The last few weeks though, this gambit seems to have gotten a little out of hand. Now it seems we’re dumping new scandals, or new details from old scandals buried in previous Friday afternoon doc-dumps that the media ignored. And ever since that little phone tapping issue with the AP, they’re not ignoring them anymore! So today’s scandal-gate dumps include a few new-only-to-the-MSM tidbits, including confirmation of the release of hundreds of level 1 through 3 criminals in Arizona as part of Big Guy’s...
  • Beyond Royalty… Even the Queen Holds Her Own Umbrella

    05/17/2013 9:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
  • Obama's First Choice of Umbrella to be Held For Him Would've Been Refused by the Marine

    05/17/2013 4:06:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Could you imagine if this were the scene? (yes we can!)This whole thing goes right in line with this post I did about the study showing strong men tend to be conservative.
  • Obama's Umbrella Gaffe Resurrects Another Gaffe That Will Forever Haunt Him...

    05/17/2013 1:07:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Boy, opening an umbrella is only supposed to be bad luck when it's done inside!So, I saw this post with this image at Free Republic. After I was done laughing my butt off I decided to take it to another level.I should consider adding this to my Liberal Supervillains gallery.
  • Why Does Obama Need A Marine to Hold His Umbrella?

    05/17/2013 11:20:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 39 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Because he's in over his head.....Get it? :-D Seriously though...Lonely Conservative has the video our fearless (except for rain) emperor calling the Marines in to be his hand-maidens posted here.
  • President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform...

    05/16/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by tellw · 77 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 16 May 2013 | David Martosko
    Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give - as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine. Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden today, the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling. However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a serving officer to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps....
  • Marines' Umbrellas Photo is Rare: Uniformed Men Protect Obama From Rain

    05/16/2013 2:24:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2013 | By Brittney R. Villalva
    Marines presented an uncommon site on Thursday when the call of duty called for an umbrella over the President's head. Rain broke through the sun Thursday while President Obama and his guest, the Turkish prime minister, stepped from the Oval Office into the Rose Garden for a news conference. And while Obama attempted to ignore the rain for a moment, he was eventually distracted. Not one to be deterred by the weather, Obama improvised instead. Because the Turkish prime minister may not have a change of clothes, Obama noted jokingly, he decided to call over two marines instead. He then...
  • Nice. Barack Obama Loves the Marines… To Hold His Umbrella

    05/16/2013 1:07:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 56 replies ^ | 5-16-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama loves the troops… To hold his umbrella. POTUS deploys Marines for rain in Rose Garden with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. (Major Garrett)
  • A new Umbrella Corporation emerges, plans just AR parts–for now

    09/15/2012 1:24:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 15 September, 2012 | Max Slowik
    The newly-established Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group—no known connection to the pharmaceutical company, although their company logos are extremely similar—is preparing to launch a line of AR parts starting with a polymer pistol grip. With the help of Magpul they've developed an un-textured pistol grip that has a near vertical slant to it at just 13 degrees from perpendicular. These vertical pistol grips are emerging from a few different manufacturers including Magpul and Bravo Company Manufacturing and give people who prefer to shoot with their rifle stock collapsed or near-collapsed a more comfortable grip. The shelf price for this grip...
  • German Man dies after being stabbed in backside with poisoned umbrella

    05/12/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT · by LucyT · 23 replies
    NewsCore via ^ | May 11, 2012 | Staff
    HANOVER, Germany – A German man has died almost a year after being struck in the backside by a mysterious stranger wielding a poisoned umbrella, The Local Germany reported Friday. The Local quoted the newsmagazine Der Spiegel as saying an autopsy and toxicological tests carried out on the victim were expected to suggest mercury poisoning as the cause of death. The unidentified 40-year-old man was diagnosed with mercury poisoning several weeks after he was attacked in Hanover by a man he described as a slim stranger with a Band-Aid on his face. He spent months in a coma, then seemed...

    02/10/2012 4:59:55 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 71 replies
    Goooooooood Morning Freepers...... Rise and shine and get on your silliness game face folks, it's gonna be a tough one out there today. And to get ya'll in the mood, I'm spinning some tunes for ya. Here's a classic hit, that'll get you going. And here's a a rockabilly remake, it's sure to get you singing along. But wait, here's one, that'll be sure to make you giggle... Now get on out there and get your silliness on. And while you do, you can pump it up to this... And one more classic hit, to get you just don't...

    08/30/2010 6:07:00 AM PDT · by TheGeezer · 51 replies
    Via Legal Insurrection: We are in REAL trouble. He can't figure out how to get it through:
  • How much play will this photo get? ( Caption Contest )

    08/30/2010 10:55:53 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 75 replies
    It’s a goofy picture that does not reflect his competence as president. The Associated Press caption is boring: “President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk through a rainy Columbia Parc Development in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)” But it does make him look goofy. So, how many newspapers or TV outlets will show it? We shall see over the next 24 to 48 hours. . .
  • Write Your Own Caption Monday

    08/30/2010 1:18:46 PM PDT · by T Christopher · 67 replies
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    This picture of the President and the First Lady touring New Orleans has gone viral today, and I couldn't help but get in on the action and have some fun with it.  So, take a shot and send me your best caption.  While its a little long winded, I kinda liked this one... "Before his speech at Xavier University, Barry and Michelle visit the Columbia Pac Development to view newly built homes rebuilt below sea level and will flood again someday, and will again be rebuilt with your federal tax money.  Makes ya proud don't it?" The WyBlog offered up...
  • Inaugural No-Nos: Strollers, Coolers, Backpacks and More... (Umbrellas. Ever pray for rain?)

    12/05/2008 10:50:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1,155+ views
    Inaugural No-Nos: Strollers, Coolers, Backpacks and More... The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has posted on its Web site a number of tips to keep in mind for those planning on attending the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony and parade. Among the list of items banned from the festivities are baby strollers, coolers, backpacks, thermoses, umbrellas and signs. Go here for the full list and other tips about what to wear and what to expect.
  • Umbrella Used To Beat Man To Death

    01/14/2008 10:19:59 AM PST · by Cagey · 33 replies · 205+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 1-14-2008
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- A Central Florida man was beaten to death over the weekend with an umbrella, according to authorities. Polk County sheriff's deputies said Richard Oaks, who owns a lounge in Lakeland, Fla., became involved in a fight with his friend, Alan Pierce, late Saturday. Pierce was hospitalized after the incident, officers said. After the alleged attack, Pierce's 17-year-old daughter apparently sought revenge and gathered her friends together, including Charles Bonfiglio, 21, and his brother, Corey, deputies said. The group drove to Oaks' home and beat him to death, a sheriff's report said. The Bonfiglio brothers and another...
  • A warning for Moonbats everywhere...

    07/21/2006 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 29 replies · 2,061+ views
    email | 22 July 2006 | unknown
    Here's a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent interaction between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a train station in Sydney: "There were protesters on the train platform handing out pamphlets on the evils of Australia. I politely declined to take one. An elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined. The young protester put her hand on the old woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice said, "Lady, don't you care about the...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Jack in the box Voicemail

    02/12/2005 7:28:22 PM PST · by Nita Nupress · 73 replies · 21,908+ views
    e-mail, Google, Snopes, etc. | February 2005 | Unknown
    Have you heard this yet? It's a .wav file that's pretty darn funny.  It's supposedly a copy of a voice mail that's making its way around the Internet.  Some guy is calling his boss & leaving a message telling him he'll be late, then becomes a play-by-play commentator when he witnesses a car wreck, all caught on the voicemail tape.Snopes currently has it listed as "undetermined."    I received the wav file yesterday in an email and don't have any way to host it, but you just HAVE to listen to this.  The man leaving the message is just as funny...
  • A laugh from Coast to Coast Radio

    02/05/2005 9:48:19 AM PST · by sausageseller · 23 replies · 1,502+ views
    This is a funny voice mail:

    12/04/2004 10:58:27 AM PST · by forest · 34 replies · 2,779+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #328 ^ | 12-5-04 | Doug Fiedor
    When we look at the constant assault on all that made America great -- a common language, personal liberty, the right to assemble with whom we wish, conventional marriage, the Boy Scouts, religion, etc. -- we need only look inward to those working among us. We can call them Democrats, liberals, the left, or progressives. The label is not important. By their acts, we know them as socialists and they have a plan to disassemble society as we know it. We have written about the infamous House Progressive Caucus[1] many times before. The Progressive Caucus is the Congressional arm of...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Pres. Bush has a little problem w/ his umbrella

    06/02/2004 5:33:57 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 63 replies · 337+ views
  • Man cited for disorderly conduct for poking "Sesame" character

    08/05/2003 10:13:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 37 replies · 379+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/05/03 | Staff Writer
    A New York City man became annoyed with a theme park worker dressed as Telly from "Sesame Street" and shoved an umbrella into the worker's stomach, police said. Hiram Cruz, of the Bronx, was cited for disorderly conduct for poking the 17-year-old employee Friday during a visit to Sesame Place outside Philadelphia, police said. The teen complained of minor stomach pain and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, Middletown Sgt. Ken Mellus said. "He felt that Telly was bothering him in some way," Mellus said. "I don't think he was trying to hurt the kid. He thought the...
  • Man Slain with Umbrella in Dispute Over Manners

    06/09/2002 11:38:59 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 62 replies · 309+ views
    Reuters Japan ^ | 06/09/02 | Unsigned Reuters
    Sun Jun 9, 9:06 AM ET TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man was so enraged by an acquaintance's failure to address him with an honorific that he stabbed the man to death with an umbrella, police said on Saturday. It was the second killing with an umbrella in Japan in less than a month. Ryuji Sakamoto, 32, was arrested Saturday and confessed to killing Takayuki Niimi, also 32, during a Friday night quarrel in the city of Sakuragi, some 170 miles west of Tokyo, police said. "It appears that Sakamoto harbored resentment of Niimi for quite some time because Niimi...