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Obama Address To Nation Over Japan Catastrophe

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The glorious president who has taken some time off from his extremely busy schedule, is addressing the nation over the latest developments in Japan. He is not taking any questions for the obvious reason that answers are still "under survey." Watch the prepared remarks being delivered live here.



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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067826 papaswamp
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late as usual..

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:35 | 1067868 Ham Wallet
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:25 | 1068166 Id fight Gandhi
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No kidding. You'd think he'd want to break the stereotype.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:32 | 1068435 Randall Cabot
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I bet he never shuts up in the theater when you're trying to watch a movie too.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:38 | 1067871 NOTW777
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thats what the left calls "cool"

did he really say japanese nukes bring "peaceful energy"

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:46 | 1067943 sdmjake
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yep...this matrix is absolutely surreal!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:57 | 1068313 Calmyourself
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Soon to be one of the failed designs, matrix II in situ proceeding to hyperinflationary switch in 3,2,1...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:58 | 1068826 depression
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Yeah 777 please disregard that statement, Temporary Teleprompter Malfunction (TTM)

Welcome home Barry

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:09 | 1068915 rocker
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What was Bambi smoking ???  Gas Plumes ???

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 01:39 | 1070218 sullymandias
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peaceful energy dopey nice

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:38 | 1067886 I think I need ...
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hes been watching college basketball

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:42 | 1067910 DonnieD
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I fully expect bullet point number 1 to be an update on how his brackets are doing.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:13 | 1068120 Bay of Pigs
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I bet he didn't have Morehead St. over Louisville.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:18 | 1068136 DonnieD
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or the Tsunamis over the Japs.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:45 | 1068493 Dangertime
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Or the isotopes winning it all.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:00 | 1068846 andybev01
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Springfield for the win.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 20:43 | 1069326 goldfish1
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Calling Homer Simpson.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:01 | 1068060 beastie
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<Insert jokes about black people turning up for work later here>

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068335 HedgeFundLIVE
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A few things every investor should know about Japan: blog post with some facts and figures

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068347 OS2010
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I suspect his crash course in how to not say "new-kyou-lir" has taken longer than expected.  Did he ever pass a general science course of any kind? 

Previous presidents would have had the courage and intelligence to simply introduce their top science advisors and regulators, who would then explain what they knew of the situation (and say if they didn't know), along with their plans -- oh, wait, there isn't anyone in this administration who is a success in their field of responsibility, is there?  And their plans are usually plans to fail, right?

The more I see and hear of this President, the more truly worried I feel.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:54 | 1068809 andybev01
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*sigh* ironic indeed, when we finally get a President who can pronounce the word nuclear correctly we actually need one.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:18 | 1069711 jeff montanye
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yeah.  obama excels at reading, speaking and writing.  it's the doing part that sucks.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1068351 cheesewizz
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 I got it now T...

Very funny

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:11 | 1068376 pbmatthews
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Common man---Barry Soetoro had to watch the end of the early NCAA tournament games.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:12 | 1068377 pbmatthews
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Common man---Barry Soetoro had to watch the end of the early NCAA tournament games.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:11 | 1068378 pbmatthews
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Common man---Barry Soetoro had to watch the end of the early NCAA tournament games.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:34 | 1068463 walküre
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Well, with passengers from Tokyo now showing signs of radiation.. he couldn't possibly hold off anylonger. By now almost 50% of Americans know about the Japanese radiation problem.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067827 FubarNation
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How kind of him to take some time out of his busy schedule.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:57 | 1068003 ZerOhead
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They are renaming the town in your honor to FUBARshima.


The radiation is currently only rising to max elevation of @10,000 ft from what I understand. Slow winds are usually found at that height. The jet stream can move radiation between 100 to almost 400 KPH.

The amount of radiation reaching North America is very dependant on the amount of time spent travelling... the longer the time the lower the resultant remaining levels.

The question he should be answering is what preparations are being made in the event that the additional heat created by further reactor meltdown lifts the nuclear fission waste products from the spent fuel rods high into the stratospheric jet stream at @30,000 feet.

Perhaps a prayer based initiative?

Just askin'...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:59 | 1068051 Cognitive Dissonance
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We will pick up this discussion after the final game on Sunday. Until then put your tin foil on and check your brackets.

Good luck and God speed the Hoyas.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:05 | 1068088 ZerOhead
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"Good luck and God speed the Hoyas."

Tsk tsk tsk... CD... of all people you should know the dangers of tribalism.

I however say "Good luck to all" which implies 'better luck' to none. May the best team win!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:15 | 1068133 carbonmutant
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"...of all people you should know the dangers of tribalism."

Yea, it includes lots of tattoos... lol

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:28 | 1068186 ZerOhead
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Crap... could I have picked a worse comment to post the word 'tribalism' on?

Memo to self:

Think before posting!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:33 | 1068178 Cognitive Dissonance
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Those were the words of Obama as he tried to be a home town band wagon jumper. He could have said George Mason.

I'm an old UCONN man from well before UCONN wasn't much more than a small (nationally) unknown agricultural school. I would visit the campus dairy and creamery from time to time for the ice cream while I flirted with the female students as they stepped around the cow pies.

Jim Calhoun is a God in Storrs CT. Blink and you'll miss it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:36 | 1068220 ZerOhead
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UCONN sounds like a Madoff/Wall Street Alma Mater... CowPieU on the other hand has cache.

Sung to the tune of "Blue Bayou".

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:46 | 1068238 Cognitive Dissonance
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Funny you would say that because way back in the good old days the locals would call it precisely that. We're talking way back when I was a wee little lad. An old professor who I did some work for informed me of the insult when I was older. At least it was an insult to him. No humor at all.

There was some tension between the locals and the faculty, who felt themselves above the farmers and shop keepers. I hear it hasn't changed much.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:53 | 1068295 ZerOhead
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Good pick-up on the spent fuel storage pond issue.

Very prescient call.

And yes I do know how to get us out of the two party one owner system.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:18 | 1068403 tip e. canoe
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in lak'ech

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:49 | 1068508 Dangertime
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That does not surprise me, lefty professors thinking they are above the common man.  Yet somehow convinced the commoners they are fighting for them.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:28 | 1069750 jeff montanye
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commoners are apparently easily convinced.  good number of them support their owners as well.  the richest 1% is, after all, only 1%.  between the lefty professors and the national republican party what are they to do?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:12 | 1068383 Dolar in a vortex
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Toby Kimball, Wes Balasuknia and the creamery was still open in the early and mid 70's.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:41 | 1068476 tired1
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Had some pretty nice horse stables too. Best part of the campus.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:51 | 1068511 Cognitive Dissonance
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I agree. But I was chasing a different species of filly. :>)

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:02 | 1068067 ThorsteinVeblen
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Good information, I agree. The market is inefficiently deciding the price of iodine in LA. It seems as though no preparations are required as none are effective. It's all documented in the Happy Day's episode where Richie's parents build a bomb shelter--we've all seen it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:18 | 1068144 ZerOhead
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Radioactive iodine is only one of the nasty fission by-products to worry about. Then again every little bit of protection helps... especially for the kiddies.

Kelp is also full of bioavailable iodine... so if you have a difficult time finding potassium iodide head to your local health food store.

And let's just hope we don't need it. No-one really knows how bad this will be but my guess is that this is just the beginning if those pumps don't work tommorrow.

And they likely won't.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:22 | 1068153 Larry Darrell
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Tuna is also a source of iodine.

But I wouldn't eat any from off the coast of Japan now that the radioactive "cooling water" from the ocean is assuredly returning back to the ocean with its new hitchhikers.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:56 | 1068272 ZerOhead
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... and Darrell. I would worry more about the mercury in the tuna at this stage since the dilution solution works wonders on account of the Ocean being so voluminous. (Is that a word?)

My main concern is centered towards what this years crops in North America will absorb being a former farmer and all... I picked up another 300 lbs or so of rice and pasta yesterday... I hate rice but if things are fine I can always donate it to a local food bank.

2010 may have become a vintage year if the crop dusting is done by TEC and GE this year.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:30 | 1067828 FOC 1183
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I keep telling you the BLS has a copyright on "under survey"

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067830 wolfsonite
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The puppet is being brought forward to blabber at the masses

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:35 | 1067848 Mercury
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No, this is pretty much how he rolls operating under his own power.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:41 | 1067902 long juan silver
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Obama: Our first woman President

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:16 | 1068127 High Plains Drifter
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President Obama said.

But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that man, Mr. Larry Sinclair. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:26 | 1068174 long juan silver
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:32 | 1068208 long juan silver
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Swinging with the pastor! YeeHaa- das how we roll down kenya way!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:28 | 1068187 Misstrial
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I take offense at that!


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:41 | 1067904 kaiserhoff
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He looks for all the world, like he is about to break out into a Steppin' Fetchit tap dance.  Gawdhelpus.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:30 | 1068196 Misstrial
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Nah..more like the Detroit Shuffle line dance.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:33 | 1067834 Temporalist
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He stopped watching the NCAA Tournament for us?!?!  What a great prez.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:37 | 1067882 suteibu
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Between games.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:44 | 1067925 hedgeless_horseman
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Is it just me, or did his walk away say piss off?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:48 | 1067954 suteibu
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I say "piss off" every time I see him.  Of course, I'm not the pretend "leader of the free world" so few hear it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:05 | 1068080 velobabe
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i think he has disappropriate facial features. his ears are to big for his little pointy face. he would definitely scare a baby. not symmetrical.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:09 | 1068104 Lets_Eat_Ben
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eeeeeehhhh awwwww!  eeeehhh awwww!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:35 | 1068465 francis_the_won...
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That made me laugh.  We have to get Bonzai to photo shop an Obama-donkey pic.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:29 | 1068189 Conrad Murray
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Think he's bad? Have a look at his wife

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:58 | 1068040 bingaling
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I got the sense something was on his nerves as well when he marched away .

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:18 | 1068137 Deepskyy
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He had Louisville in the Final 4 and now his bracket is toast.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:25 | 1068058 andybev01
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067837 Raymond K Hassel
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No questions?  I wanted to ask what the hell he was thinking picking Kansas to sweep the tourney

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067840 High Plains Drifter
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What the hell? He hasn't left the country for carnival yet?  Damn ,  I can't believe this shit....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:46 | 1067951 LFMayor
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It was last week Drifter,  he's fucking late for that too.  This guy is about as useful as a chickenwire rubber.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:57 | 1068030 High Plains Drifter
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Oh by the way, this is as close as she will get to Obama. He prefers the company of men.....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:34 | 1067841 bernankruptcy
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I believe we have change now give us hope.


The proverbial has hit the fan US Navy evacuating non essential personel to staging post in Korea. ” only bring 3 days kit with you “.

Here are the Evac orders from the Navy. I am told the video is of Capt. Eric Gardner, of the Naval Air Facility Atsugi.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:35 | 1067852 High Plains Drifter
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The Japanese have stated they want our troops out of their country.  Gates told them no, we are not leaving. Hmmm........

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:43 | 1067934 SilverRhino
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:49 | 1067981 High Plains Drifter
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Kind of weird isnt' it?  They want us out and all of a sudden they go to hell. Coincidence? You tell me.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:55 | 1068022 JLee2027
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There has been NO request to do that.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:52 | 1068010 High Plains Drifter
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By the way , SR, Source, How about this one?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:55 | 1068028 JLee2027
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That's not a request, hello. 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:03 | 1068042 High Plains Drifter
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Yes they want all of our troops out of Okinawa and Japan proper. The prime minster was elected on that platform. Gates said wait a minute hoss. we have an agreement from your predecessor from 2006........It doesn't matter that we have garrisoned 50,000 men here since the end of ww2. We are here to help you.  Why is it we never leave anywhere? Gates warned them that it would be a big mistake if they kicked us out of Japan. On another note, imagine all of that foolish talk (that has subsided these days by the way) that we would ever leave Iraq?  Shame on the mess.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:39 | 1068241 RobD
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"Why is it we never leave anywhere"

We left the Philippines.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:48 | 1068278 High Plains Drifter
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I think the only reason we left then, and I was very surprised when we did by the way, is that we didn't need it anymore. I remember in 2005 they were talking about making that island called Banda Aceh in Indonesia, the one that almost was depopulated by a tsunami, they wanted to make it a naval base and Indonesia told them to get out , they didn't need their "help"........

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:39 | 1069559 ChikenLittle
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And we left Wheelus Air Force Base.  In retrospect not the best decision we ever made.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:29 | 1068184 High Plains Drifter
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The Japanese sheep were getting restless before the earthquake....

Japanese Want U.S. Military Out Of Japan

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:58 | 1068053 Cleanclog
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Peculiar.  Says updated Friday, March 14th.  Today is Thursday March 17th or Friday March 18th in Japan.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:50 | 1068515 -Michelle-
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I see January.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:04 | 1068066 Zé Cacetudo
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This appears to be legit - it certainly looks like Capt. Eric Gardner who is the current CO of NAF Atsugi.

Makes a nice counterpoint to the President's speech a few minutes ago, doesn't it? As the man said, "unprecedented". Let's see if those civilian airliners start showing up at NAF Atsugi over the next few days.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:21 | 1068155 Bay of Pigs
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He said "don't panic" though...just before "unprecedented"...


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:52 | 1068517 -Michelle-
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It makes a nice counterpoint in more ways than one.  Out of the two videos, only one shows any leadership.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:34 | 1067842 Spastica Rex
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Stepford President

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067843 101 years and c...
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he's waiting for a tv timeout in the louisville game before he can talk to the world.....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067846 truont
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In Ireland:  Obama maintains silence: 'I'm going to be making a statement later about Japan, so I'm not going to answer questions now...'

White House on 3:30pm Press Conference:  No questions allowed...  (

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:39 | 1067881 Clampit
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"If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you."

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:34 | 1067853 apberusdisvet
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The Teleprompter is very assuring; it's like my teddy when I was 5.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:43 | 1067911 Clampit
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Rest assured it's split screen enabled with porn; it's like the teddy I adored at 15.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:52 | 1067996 Common_Cents22
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Not porn today, but rather the college basketball games.  Obama is monitoring his bracket picks carefully.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:42 | 1068253 Misstrial
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Does anyone know if he has any bet$ in play on these teams? has the March Madness brackets going.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1068156 truont
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The president said U.S. officials do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the West Coast of the continental U.S., Hawaii or Alaska. He repeated the statement for emphasis.

So, there will be radiation, then.  Not reassurring...

What is the threshold for determining what is "harmful".

Is "harmful" speaking of the short-term, or does the "harmful" criterion include the long-term impacts also?

Even small amounts of radiation, depending on the length of time exposed, can lead to cancers.  Just ask the million or so people whose deaths have been linked to Chernobyl (per the NY Academy of Sciences), despite official death counts in the mere thousands.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:27 | 1068170 Unlawful Justice
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Dose Radiation interfere with TelePrompTers?

That would be an awkward moment.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:47 | 1067855 Ahmeexnal
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Swedish Government: Radiation To Cover Entire Northern Hemisphere


The racist morons who supported the deployment of the fence on the border with Mexico must now be crying.

That same fence is now their prison. 


Millions of Joe Sixpacks are about to start their run for the border.

Got frijoles?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:49 | 1067967 LFMayor
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what fucking fence?  It never got built, dipshit.  You need to to get a fresher meme sheet.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:54 | 1068001 Ahmeexnal
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Google up images of "border fence mexico" and then come back and tell us it never got built.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:05 | 1068084 LFMayor
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Google my ass.  The barriers that they have erected are not continuous, and they're sure as hell not effective.  Even NatGeo has a show about smugglers and illegals for the bib wearing couch potatoes to watch. 

You can go rabbit hunting any winter these parts and have to cross seven or eight "fences' that make that tax waste look like the Siegfried line.  If it leaks one direction, it leaks the other.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1068349 Ahmeexnal
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Good luck hauling that 350lb ass of yours over the fence pal.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:58 | 1068533 Dangertime
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Wanting a fence to keep out illegals is racist?


Wow.  I got nothing for that.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:03 | 1068079 Ying-Yang
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Are you making a case for frijole fart contra-flow?

Inhale your thoughts.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:22 | 1068160 Robot Traders Mom
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Yeah, seriously dumb shit. I would die on my knees in America before I fled to that shit hole you call Mexico. Racist my ass. You are either an illegal alien yourself, you employ illegal aliens (doubtful you even work), or you live in Alaska.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:42 | 1068485 Ahmeexnal
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You've lived all of your life on your knees while the power elite held you by your ears. What makes you believe you could choose to die otherwise?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:47 | 1068501 SilverRhino
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>>The racist morons who supported the deployment of the fence on the border with Mexico must now be crying.

Are you high? If it ever gets THAT bad?  The USA will just start driving EVERYONE south until we have enough land for living.   You think Latin / South American militaries or militias are even going to slow the US down in a true war to the knife?  

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:20 | 1069464 Marge N Call
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Handicapping the "Retard of The Year" award has just gotten a little more interesting folks. The clear favorite, Hamy Weiner, once considered a shoo-in for the #1 spot, has to be a little nervous after a string of inane and spectatularly dumbassed comments was unleased by newcomer Ahmeexnal.

This could get close folks. And beleive me, if the quality of his comments keep living ot his equally retarded name, my money is on Anus-eexnal.

If Hamy doesn't show up soon to defend his title, this one could be a runaway upset in the making...



Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:34 | 1067856 Oh regional Indian
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Barf bag, check.

BS detector: turned up to Max.

Vomit sensation: triggered

Just seeign that laughign face is such a turn-off.

Good luck everyone. You ARE going to need it.

i hope his teleprompter fails.


Unbelievable days.....


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:43 | 1067927 tmosley
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Careful about turning up that BS detector too high.  You'll blow out your speakers for sure.

I know from experience:

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:54 | 1068012 tahoebumsmith
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Not getting the warm and fuzzies about the full moon this weekend. There have been alot of arrows pointing to March 20th and your last two posts have only made me more unsettling, especially what cathartes aura posted in your last link...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:34 | 1067858 equity_momo
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Has Obama had his  "Now watch this drive" moment on the World stage yet?

"Now watch this dunk" ?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:34 | 1067860 the not so migh...
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now.....OFF to Rio

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:35 | 1067861 belogical
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I'm gonna watch just tosee if I can see the strings above him

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:36 | 1067864 redpill
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Is there a transcript somewhere?  I can't even really listen to him anymore.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:32 | 1068209 amusedobserver
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You stole my post.  No fair!

Really, that's exactly what I was going to write.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:39 | 1067867 williambanzai7
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Have they posted his golf handicap stats and birth certificate as well?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:48 | 1067976 falak pema
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Have you heard of delayed action hero??? Too late, too little man!

I hope we don't see a repeat performance by him on the Libyan-Beghazi situation. Jaw boning and doing nothing...while "yes we can!" in Libya, sung by the libyan people, gets slaughtered before our eyes! By a bloodthirsty dictator...May his diabolical laugh shrivel in Fukushima squared type hell!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:10 | 1068375 ElvisDog
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Quadaffi/Gadaffi/whatever has weathered the storm. The tide has turned and no-fly or no-no-fly, he's going to stay in power.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:35 | 1067869 OnTheWaterfront
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I love you little yellow fellas, y'all sit on your bony asses and eat with twigs and play checkers with marbles.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:27 | 1068182 tickhound
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... as you slurp your oversized diet-coke dribbling down your 2nd chin.  You're so common.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:37 | 1067873 Silverhog
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I'd rather watch an old man change his diaper.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:37 | 1067875 mynhair
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Make him point out Japan on a map.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:43 | 1067929 long juan silver
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Geography isn't taught in Kenyan universities.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:46 | 1067948 kaiserhoff
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Hint, it's just west of the 57th state.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:04 | 1068076 Carl Spackler
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+1  - He probably points to the Aleutian Islands part of the "58 States" Obama oidentified the USA as having.  Obama and Dan Quaye... twin brothers !



Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:31 | 1068188 THE DORK OF CORK
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I thought he was going to declare Ireland as a new state of the union .

The new Irish administration mentioned something about getting money from the FED rather then Frankfurt............

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:37 | 1067878 eurusdog
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Oh, thank goodness, he is getting shit done. Un related - Citi has announced that silver is now doomed.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:42 | 1067913 So Close
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Not one word in regards to silver's value as a hedge against the devaluation of the dollar?  Oh wait....  I forgot to read the most important line in the article...  in the bank’s view.  

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:55 | 1068020 HoofHearted
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More disinformation. They're probably about to go way long silver.

Their way of saying, "This is not the commodity you're looking for." Don't let them use the force on us. 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:59 | 1068047 JLee2027
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:37 | 1067879 Revolution_star...
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Will he tell us now is a good time to sell stocks?

Worthless piece of crap.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:37 | 1067880 So Close
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Reagan...   Trust but verify.

Obama...  Support but hedge?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:39 | 1067883 sulfur
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bla bla need to save the world...bla bla bring democracy....bla bla need oil bla bla who cares

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:38 | 1067887 bbq on whitehou...
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I would be in favor of a BBQ on the whitehouse lawn. Since the presidents away im sure he wouldn't mind use useing his lawn for a get-to-gather.

It would take about 100k of us im sure we could get 10k from Ga to grab some wild hog maybe 1-200 and the eastern boys could bring the beer maybe a keg or 2 each.

The western boys well im sure they could bring some greens and vittles, maybe a cow or 10 throw them on for flavor.

All in all bring the kids and wife im sure they would enjoy the  vacation chance to complain about you. Maybe get some music and we would have a fine show.

Who would say no. BBQ is American after all. :P


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:40 | 1067889 faithfulwatchman
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Nice speech... NOW, get the HELL out of the way so the REAL men can do the heavy lifting. Get back to figuring out your bracket sheet. Oh yea, Quadaffi sends his regards...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:40 | 1067891 Jim B
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No thanks, I had to mute my computer to look @ this page......

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:42 | 1067894 Ruffcut
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I feel so much better now. Our gutless, oh I mean, fearless puppet, Oh I mean, leader has spoken.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:44 | 1068261 victor82
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Who was responsible for taking him walkies this morning, Soros or Blankfein?

Do the Banksters draw straws among themselves as to which Bankster has to Walk the Poodle every week?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:42 | 1067896 Spastica Rex
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He said a baby was rescued! Economic recovery!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:48 | 1067955 redpill
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Green shoots!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:57 | 1068031 Boilermaker
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Completely fucking ridiculous.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:40 | 1067897 Cdad
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Well, having heard the comments by out supreme being president, you can see why Steve Grasso was thumbs up on the market, citing Obama's addressing the nation as his intraday bullish thesis.

Someone get a hockey helmet over to Steve Grasso on the NYSE floor.  Apparently, he did not receive one from my distribution last December.

Good grief...I continue to be amazed at the limited intellectual power of the members of the new American Marxist/Banker party.  Dumb as rocks, it would seem.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:00 | 1067946 Cdad
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Following on, John Harwood at the Ministry of Truth [CNBC] is explaining why markets are buoyed...namely, that the news coverage of the Japan nuke story is a bit softer today.

Great!  How confidence inspiring.  Journalists ignoring the facts yesterday worked twice as hard to ignore the facts today....which included radioactive people stepping off of flights from Japan.



Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:42 | 1067899 Tom Servo
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Louisville is losing with 2 mins to go PRez!  Wrap it up!


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:41 | 1067903 The Axe
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I am radioactive O'Bama

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:41 | 1067905 mynhair
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Did he almost say 'Japs'?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:41 | 1067906 Hero Protagonist
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Great big nothing burger.

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