Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Obama Holds a Tweet-in



La La La La La
Hi, I’m Barack Obama, President of the United States. Ask me anything.

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verifiedI am Barack Obama, President of the United States -- AMA (self.IAmA)

submitted ago by PresidentObamaObama

Hi, I’m Barack Obama, President of the United States. Ask me anything. I’ll be taking your questions for half an hour starting at about 4:30 ET.

Proof it's me:

We're running early and will get started soon.

UPDATE: Hey everybody - this is barack. Just finished a great rally in Charlottesville, and am looking forward to your questions. At the top, I do want to say that our thoughts and prayers are with folks who are dealing with Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf, and to let them know that we are going to be coordinating with state and local officials to make sure that we give families everything they need to recover.

Verification photo:

LAST UPDATE: I need to get going so I'm back in DC in time for dinner. But I want to thank everybody at reddit for participating - this is an example of how technology and the internet can empower the sorts of conversations that strengthen our democracy over the long run. AND REMEMBER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER - if you need to know how to register, go to By the way, if you want to know what I think about this whole reddit experience - NOT BAD!

Here is a collection of all the questions and answers:


Who's your favourite Basketball player? (Note that "favourite" is the British spelling of "favorite."  Who wrote this script, Francis_Urquhart?)


Jordan - I'm a Bulls guy.

My amusement here lies in the concept of a president, in dire political straights, doing press conferences with Glamor Magazine, and now with a Twitter audience that we learned is 80% phantom.  I didn't see any value in reading the transcript.  He's acting like Tom Cruise did after replacing his long time press agent with his sister , or something.  Next thing, he was dancing on Oprah's couch; career off the cliff.  Maybe that's why Reggie Love came back to Barry? 'Cause Obama is clearly acting  quite unhinged.

Dennis Miller on Leno

Chris Matthers, STFU

Insanity, Thy Name is NBC

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In 2008 NBC, in a what were they thinking? moment, chose Chris Matthews and Kieth Olbermann to anchor their convention coverage.  Midway into the GOP convention both were fired for—duh—doing what they do everyday. Acting like hate-filled, unhinged mental hospital escapees.  Olbermann was ultimately fired outright, but Matthews, whose slide into total insanity has reached bottom, was named NBC host again this year?!?, along with the vajayjay version of Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow. 

Wait. Why am I wasting our time.   Watch the video, and Matthews's insane comments after the next First Lady spoke last night.

ASIDE: My personal finest Matthews moment:

Romney, Gingrich and Santorum “cultists,” March 13, 2012

“They’ve got… two Roman Catholics running ,and a Mormon, so three cultists running, and they gotta pick one of the three cultists, as they see them,” said Matthews, referring to the GOP primary.

Issac - What a crappy hurricane name

The man who named hurricanes

In this truly delightful interview, Rich Hall talks about his first job:  naming hurricanes.  I doubt seriously Issac could ever have made his list.

Dead Fly Mountain


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GOP Establishment Tries to Change Delegate Rules to Marginalize Conservatives

Reince Priebus: Todd Akin’s not getting a penny from the RNC, even if the race is tied

CNN Asks If GOP Holding Convention Tuesday Is 'Appropriate'

MSNBC cuts every speech made by a minority from RNC speech coverage

Isaac and Hate-Speech Republicans

Mitt’s Ham Handed Advisors Hurting Him with Conservatives

Obama calls for full disclosure, almost

I don't know who created dead fly mountain, but God bless you.  But now it's mine.  mwaahaahaa!!!

Looking For LOVE In All the Wrong Places

Heeeeeeeeeee's Back
Looking For LOVE In All the Wrong Places

If I'm honest, I never paid attention to Obama's "Body Man" Reggie Love.  Others did however, and now it's a legitimate question to ask - Why is He Back With Obama?

Previously ...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Reggie Love: Real-Life Charlie Young
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Some tidbits about Mr. Love: Mr. Love was a football and walk-on basketball player at Duke University. He tried out with the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, but was cut from the final roster. In 2006, he was hired as a staff assistant in then-Sen. Obama's mailroom. A year later, he was promoted as body man. It was Mr. Love who introduced Barry and his wife to the fist bump, which they famously displayed when Barry became the presumptive Democratic nominee. Chris Duhon, a former Duke teammate who plays for the New York Knicks, is his best friend. Last summer, People listed Mr. Love as one of America's sexiest bachelors. In late January, two days after President Obama's inauguration, Mr. Love was chosen as ABC's "Person Of The Week". His Secret Service code name is "Rebound".

One sugar or two Reggie?
Reggie, all these tidbits are why we won't hold those embarrassing college photos that white frat boys took teabagging you against you (careful, the last link is NSFW). How do you pass out drunk at a University of North Carolina frat party when you're an athlete at a rival school? Not to mention that drunk-driving charge (he didn't get a sentence as his blood alcohol level was slightly below the limit). No wonder you got kicked off the Duke basketball team (he was reinstated a year later). Barry is clearly an understanding bloke.[Full BOOKER RISING]

Finally, I LOVE the irony of a top Obama aide being tea-bagged after the left spent months trying to make the tea-bag connection with the Teaparty.

Good One

Slave or Stripper

STFU Michelle             

White House- Should we be happy, or should we be offended?

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A Spanish magazine this month depicts Michelle Obama as a 19th Century French slave — a controversial move that has left critics wondering if the image choice was more provocative than political.

On the August 2012 cover of Fuera de Serie, the first lady’s face is superimposed over the 1800 "Portrait d'une nĂ©gresse," by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist. The painting depicts a female French slave in a headdress and white gown, one breast exposed. - NY DAILY NEWS