Meanwhile, The President Is Busy...

Tyler Durden's picture

The US is two days away from no longer being able to issue new debt, but at least Obama is busy... Making sandwiches.

Meeting The Volunteers
 
 
More Volunteers
 

 

Talking To The Volunteers

 

 
Speaking To Reporters
 
 
Trying To Hear Over The Noise
 
 
First, It's Time To Put On Some Gloves
 
 
It's Time To Make Some Sandwiches!
 
Bagging The Sandwiches
 
 
Not Bad
 
 

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We will give the president this much: the apron is a nice addition to the rolled-up sleeves.

Source: HuffPo, Photo credit: AFP, Getty Images

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Pladizow's picture

This illegal alien is a joke!

CrazyCooter's picture

Makin' sammiches ... Google Image search of the same.

Regards,

Cooter

Ahmeexnal's picture

Look at the autarch's signature. Right there in the very first B you will find the three sixes. 6 6 6

55 men's picture

Thats becuase its not a problem for O'.....its only a problem for the people, which he could give a rats ass about......and its not really a problem just a percieved problem they created so they can say they saved us.

eatthebanksters's picture

Obama really loves an audience doesn't he? He appears to enjoy talking and being the center of attention...no wonder he never gets any fucking thing done.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Obama has for 5 years now been serving the bottom 99% his specialty, the Crap Sandwich, made of fresh bullshit and served daily with his shit-eating ain't-I-the-greatest grin.

hazden's picture

Caption for the second pic: "You didn't build that sandwich!"

mofreedom's picture

Then five would be:  listen to this one rip.

Pegasus Muse's picture

Here's a job Barry could do were he only to apply himself:

http://tinyurl.com/n3xxyjm

http://tinyurl.com/kzo5j68

 
AlaricBalth's picture

Martha's Table

Obama should have checked out the expenses of this 501c3 before visiting.  In 2011, total contributions and grants amounted to $5,880,657, including a government grant of about $1,250,000.  Salaries and other compensation was $2,746,786 and office expenses and occupancy came to another $452,000.  Travel and conventions was about $42,000.  Legal and accounting was $40,000 and other expenses $106,000.

Of the $5,880,657 only about $2,100,000 went to actual charitable needs such as food and clothing.

An approximate 64% expense ratio is borderline criminal.

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/521/521186071/521186071_201112_990.pdf

Oldwood's picture

So you are saying they shouldn't be richly rewarded for doing good "deeds"? Maybe Subway Sandwiches should consider "volunteers" rather than minimum wage workers. The margins must be a lot better

MachoMan's picture

What the fuck do you think charities are?  Churches aren't any different...  so says the neon green cadillac bouncing down the road with a preacher inside...  The growth in charities is just another defense mechanism and tax obfuscation scheme to combat overburdensome government.  However, the growth of tax free charities has completely skewed markets, exemplified by the vast land holdings of certain "charities."  If you've ever tried to challenge the tax exempt status of a charity, good luck with that...  ain't going to happen.  There is a "hands off" policy from both state and federal administrators.

SeattleBruce's picture

Wrong. Many fine charities and church orgs put 85+% toward programs with 15% or less toward all admin costs.

Samaritan's Purse is one of the best.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4423#...

World Vision another:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4768#...

Compassion International another:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3555#...

BTW Martha's Table is highly rated by the independent Charity Navigator through its publicly disclosed financial documents:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7093#...

Vegamma's picture

SB, thanks for pointing out this distinction. MM, what you are describing is more the Jerry Falwell, Jesse Jackson problem. Most churches do very good work with a lot of volunteer help. I'll bet 95% of the people that have actually served on a Vestry/oversight role for their church would go bonkers if anyone even suggested a Caddy or those kinds of "perks" at the church's expense.

MachoMan's picture

Clearly I'm describing those, but I'm also discussing the broader segment.  I see all sides of the equation, whether it's the accounting, legal, or directly from the employees/volunteers...  I'm not sure how well you can rely upon the public disclosures of charities in the day and age of mark to fantasy accounting.  If you think that charities don't do the same, then you're fooling yourselves.  It's even less scrutinized/held accountable than the financial services industry...  One of my favorites of the local market (and incredibly common in the broader segment) is the "monuments to god."  I'm sure that building the vast church complex is a better stewardship of the assets than actually helping people...

What is the fastest growing/conceived business in many towns throughout the country?  Hint: "ministry" is probably in the title.  [this isn't productive, btw].  Just look at your Secretary of State's business entity formations and do a cursory observation...  you'll probably be surprised.

Obviously there are SOME charities that perform great work...  even in the most corrupt organizations, some charitable work inevitably squirts out...  however, if you don't understand what the legal/accounting mechanisms are and why they are implemented so often (and how oversight does.not.exist in the industry), then you're missing the big picture here...  it's basically the wild west and people are gaming the shit out of it...  and, frankly, always have.  It's not politically palatable to crack down on charities (even for State AGs/consumer protection advocates) and so the farce continues.

The only difference between tax exempt organizations and bona fide taxable entities is that the tax exempt organizations spit the profit out on the front end.  [remember, a lot of medical service providers (hospitals) are NFP...  as is the same in virtually every industry...  we're not just talking about food banks and homeless shelters here].

Urban Redneck's picture

I was was going to ask where they got all the dough for the nice remodeling job since I last was in there (the custom aprons are pocket change in comparison to what that must have run). But your post sort of answers that.

Of course they still only provide the lowest quality of "food substitutes" except when local businesses donate something better, which is a gross under-utilization of their culinary equipment... unless oreo-boy can't make anything more complicated than a wonderbread and bullshit sammich (with the cameras there to record for posterity after 50 takes).

starfcker's picture

except for some very extraordinary circumstances (he was spotted early and groomed to be the pitchman he is) bho could have very easily led a life where the best he could do would be to construct bologna sandwitches in some school cafeteria. there, but for the grace of god, you stupid motherfucker

neidermeyer's picture

I HAVE GOT TO get into that racket.

Agent P's picture

After Obama gets done with them, they'll be taking in $2,746,786 and spending $5,880,657

Trucker Glock's picture

Martha's Table

Of the $5,880,657 only about $2,100,000 went to actual charitable needs such as food and clothing.

Those aprons should say Murtha's Table.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

When I said "Get your ass in the kitchen and make me a sammich, bitch!" I wasn't talking to him. At least he minds well. 

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Whoever is controlling the puppets strings, well they're skilled...

knukles's picture

Oh, I think his handlers are beside themselves with his ongoing displays of rejection.  He's not even trying to give the impression he's in charge or cares, anymore, it seems....

max2205's picture

Meanwhile. ...back at the ranch, grandma is beating off the Indians

MsCreant's picture

Grandma is nasty. I heard the indians were coming...

Lumberjack's picture

The beginning of the 17th century saw the first Europeans who lived year-round in Wabanaki territory.[7] At this time, there were probably about 10,000 Penobscots (a number which fell to below 500 in the early 19th century).[8] As contact became more permanent, after about 1675, conflicts arose. There were both French and English settlers in the Penobscots' homelands.

The Penobscots sided with the French during the French and Indian War in the mid-18th century after the English refusal to respect the Penobscots' intended neutrality. This refusal is evidenced by the Spencer Phipps Proclamation of 1755, which put a bounty on the scalps of all Penobscots. Also, the French posed a lesser threat to the Penobscots' land and way of life in that their population was significantly smaller and intermarriages were accepted.[7]

After the Battle of Quebec in 1759, the Penobscots were without their European ally and were left in a weakened position. During the American Revolution, the Penobscots sided with the Patriots and played an important role in defending British offensives from Canada. However, the American government did not reciprocate, and the power dynamics that had existed before and during the war persisted.[7]

In the following centuries, the Penobscots attempted to make treaties in order to hold on to some form of land, but, because they had no way to enforce the treaties with Massachusetts and then with Maine, Americans kept encroaching on their lands. From about 1800 onward, the Penobscots lived on reservations, specifically Indian Island. The Maine state government appointed an Indian Agent to oversee the tribe. The government believed that they were helping the Penobscots, as stated in 1824 by the highest court in Maine that "…imbecility on their parts, and the dictates of humanity on ours, have necessarily prescribed to them their subjection to our paternal control." This sentiment of "imbecility" set up a power dynamic in which the government treated the Penobscots as wards of the state and decided how their affairs would be taken care of. This perceived charity from the government was actually the Penobscots' money from land treaties and trusts, which the state had control over and used as it saw fit.[7]

Agent P's picture

If your Uncle Jack helped you off a horse, wouldn't you help your Uncle Jack off a horse? 

MiguelitoRaton's picture

Walter White for President, He'll get this country cooking!

Stoploss's picture

There is a white kid in the pictures.

HOW THE FUCK DID THAT HAPPEN?????

Ahmeexnal's picture

Relax, that kid is a wigger.

orangedrinkandchips's picture

it's very cool to be a 'gangsta nigga' these days.

 

Im not kidding. Even white boys got to shout....baby got a back!

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Is this Helicopter Aid, i.e. was he dropped in by Marine One? 

I don't see any Vets from yesterday's White House protest being served.

tenpanhandle's picture

They got served.  Obama has been serving baloney sandwiches to all of us for 5 years now.

Zombie_Economics's picture

Saw a funny joke today.  Putin telling Obama a knock-knock.

 

Knock-knock

Arius's picture

take it easy will you?  the men got to eat... and lalso, got to feed america.

in all seriousness, it is the first day after weekend, things get start slowly .... it is government after all

 

i believe goldman got it under control ... if they say there is a deal .... just bet otherwise and you are okay

 

Still the Waterloo Formula nothing new under the Sun ..

SDShack's picture

WalMart just called... wants to buy those sandwiches to restock their shelves, but only if they come with a SNAP card. Kind of like a WalMart Happy Meal.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

The sandwiches are probably empty, like his promises.

James-Morrison's picture

At least he has found a job he is qualifed for.

john39's picture

who the hell would eat anything that guy touched?

Oldwood's picture

Or all those nose picken kids. I'd take the snap card any day over that. You recon that is part of Michele's dietary plan, white bread and peanut butter?

SDShack's picture

His handlers are missing the messaging opportunity... should have said he was scheduled to make Nutricious Low Fat Oven Roasted Turkey on Whole Wheat with lots of Veggies. Instead, got PB&J on White Break because of the Govt. Shutdown caused by the evil Repugs... Just more evidence that Repugs hate children. The Media would have had a field day with that one.

Hulk's picture

Boogers would be the only nutritious things in those sandwiches...

kralizec's picture

I dunno Jim, I think he is a total fuckup if he is asked to do anything other than choom or Reggie...

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

@James-Morrison: "At least he has found a job he is qualified for."

Are you sure?  I don't see him wearing a hair-net.  Basic "non-compliance".  Oops!