Chinese company’s logo conveniently absent from White House photo of Obama’s US infrastructure speech

The White House launched its big push for investment in American infrastructure on Friday.

But whoops!  A mischievous gust of wind had its way with the all-American staging of President Obama’s big speech. White House staffers had attempted to cover the logos of Chinese crane company ZPMC with American flags, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

Conveniently, the staging snafu didn’t make it into the White House’s photo of the event.

  • arttie

    Just like his autobiography, all fiction all the time.

  • Spatial Awareness


  • Stone Bryson

    Smoke and mirrors.

    Yep, another day in progressive America…

    • audieho

      Was thinking exactly the same thing.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      More like another “cover up.”

  • rippersnort

    Can’t fool Mother Nature…

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Little Joe Stalin at it again.

  • rant stocks

    Lair-in-chief ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

    • Mapache

      and the liar conceives his lies in his lair. I hate autocorrect too.

  • Tangchung

    The “Shovel Ready Job” scam again.

    • Spatial Awareness

      My dog has created more “shovel ready” jobs than this administration.

  • V the K

    How very… Soviet.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Yeah, that was good.

      Still doesn’t beat the Presidential Seal falling off the front of his podium though. Not to mention the resulting wide angle shot of him and his two ginormous “Speak & Spell” teleprompters.

      And people say God doesn’t have a sense of humor.

      • Vennoye

        Most memorable comment I saw when the seal fell off the podium was: “RUN seal, run!!!!!!” Loved it!

        • Lamontyoubigdummy

          Funniest I read was, “I honestly think it might have committed suicide”.

      • CatHerder

        God is an Iron.

        • Lamontyoubigdummy


          Are we the shirt or the ironing board?

          Me? I mostly feel like the shirt.

          • CatHerder

            A burglar commits Burglary.
            A felon commits Felony.
            God is an Iron.
            See Spider Robinson.

          • Lamontyoubigdummy

            I’ll make you a deal.

            I’ll see Spider Robinson if you”ll see a therapist.

            In the mean time, I’m gonna put the internet down, raise my hands palms up, and back away slowly.

          • Lamontyoubigdummy

            Pumping your own numbers I see…up arrows…down arrows.

            “Spider” Robinson? Really?

            He’s the Chuck Palahniuk of science fiction. If he was the Christopher Moore of science fiction that would be one thing.

            But he’s not.

            Wake me up when he’s William Gibson.

      • lainer51

        Don’t forget the ghastly first pitch at the All-Star game, Mom Jeans and last but not least, the bowling score of 37.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        God definitely has a sense of humor. His name is Barack Hussein Obama. What a joke!

    • BlueGood

      Nyet Comrade….more “Looky Looky Eggloll Crane Tooky”….JOBS JOBS JOBS~~~~from evil empire of ‘merica ~~snort~~

    • JustLikeAnimals

      As soon as I saw it, my thoughts exactly. We are sooooo f&^%$#ked with this ass-clown. The deceiver-in-chief.

  • Cy

    Hey, give the guy some credit; only a young, hip president would know to hire staffers that can use photoshop.

    • TocksNedlog

      It isn’t photoshopped; it’s just cropped.

  • TocksNedlog

    Another misadventure for the gang that couldn’t bloviate straight.

  • David Bennett

    Propaganda photo! No other way to describe it. They tried to alter reality with patriotic symbols.

  • Mike

    What a convenient spot to hang a flag! Pure coincidence! Must be! sarc/

  • scrubjay

    Stalin’s airbrush is alive and well.

  • Jason Boettcher

    They cropped the pic, they didn’t alter anything. Notice the number 12 in the first & second pictures.

    • Steve_J

      Notice the U S flag photo shopped over the Chinese logo?
      Edit, I see what you mean. Still dishonest given the ocasion.

  • reags

    My big problem is that red outline on the WH pie graph that is labeled 90% middle class…yet the area outlined only adds to 80%…#mathishard #commoncore

    • reags

      Never mind…its 90% of the 80%…..

    • RightThinking1

      Well…, there are several problems, the biggest is that the permanent jobs created will be about 100, which is to say, people to man the toll booths on those bridges/roads.

  • authorwriter

    Any politician would do the same thing Obama is just better than most I guess.

  • capisce

    funny how all that transparency makes the truth invisible.

  • camnpat

    Proposing Infrastructure investment?!!! Is it 2009 again?!!! My time machine worked!!!!

    • SlimWich

      Dude, you’ve got a time machine and you went back to 2009??? I hope it was only for a short visit and you’re off to some time much more satisfying than that!

      • aegean1

        Maybe it was just a test, in case he couldn’t come back he’d only have to relive a few years. 😉

        • camnpat

          That was the plan, but something must have failed. I thought I had come back to 2012 but I must be trapped in a time loop. The same guy is still president and he keeps repeating the same things over and over!. ;D

      • camnpat

        I was gonna shoot for the 80’s but I couldn’t find my Members Only jacket. ;D

      • CherDash

        I would go back to the ’80s. I miss RR.

  • Mapache

    wonder how much other information the WH takes care of for us?

  • Donna

    This is laughable if it wasn’t so sad. They keep fooling half of America.

  • jdubya_az

    Am I reading the chart right???
    There is a dashed line circumscribing what it calls “90% of these jobs are middle class”.
    Then, the remaining slice of the pie say “20% other”.
    That is 90% + 20% = 110%.
    These clowns cannot even do simple math.
    And they want billions?

    • thetreyman

      they are saying that 90% of the combined 80% are middle class jobs. so they are saying that 72% of the total 100% are middle class jobs. still seems like we have heard all this before.

    • Zane Henry

      Notice, also, any time the left mentions “middle class” they really mean Union. How many non-union construction jobs are out there?

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Plenty of nonunion jobs, nonunion because illegal aliens are doing them for pennies on the dollar.

  • Reine

    Would an official photo of an event be an “official government record”? Are there laws that prevent the falsifying of government records?

    • sablegsd

      “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

  • Blake Waymire

    How very Stalinist of them.


    There is a LOT of infrastructure STILL destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in NY/NJ area; let him start there… he famously PROMISED to help the area when he flew in for Photo-op w/ Christie.

    • DavidEKnight

      Right before a presidential election.

  • DavidEKnight

    O tries to cover chinese logo but contracts w Toyota to drag Space Shuttle to final resting place. News at …. never!

  • Anderson

    Why don’t they just call the 20% other what it is, kick backs to doners. Is this a repeat? Ive got deja vu.

  • $24698634

    What does Obama have to do with Chinese cranes at the Port of Miami? You are really stretching with this one. Why don’t you ask Rick Scott? And while you’re at it, why don’t you ask Wal-Mart why most of what they sell is imported from China.

    • A Willful Boy

      Yep, and Wal-Mart properly displays the origin on their tags, instead of being in 24/7 cover-up mode like ‘The Campaign’.

    • David Bennett

      “What does Obama have to do with Chinese cranes in Miami?” Very good question. He has nothing to do with them. So my question would be, “Why the attempt to hide the logos?” Propaganda! Altering the perception of reality with patriotic symbols.
      The reality is, union labor has made American heavy machinery manufacturing unable to compete on the world market, so Chinese cranes make economic sense.

  • A Willful Boy

    Give them a break. Michelle is just playing catch-up from 45 years of preferring not to look upon the flag…

  • Rick

    Million dollars worth of free advertising for the Chinese .

  • sablegsd

    God help me, but I hate that commie rat bastid.

  • agroulx

    The red dotted line encompasses only 80% … They can’t even add correctly. Anybody could make some b.s pie chart.. And it is sad how many liberals will actually reference this for their talking points. Fkn idiots

  • nc

    Like the libbies used to say, “It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.”

  • Liberty Ranger

    More Shovel Ready bullshit!

  • Larry Dean Barnes

    Never lie unless it’s important.

  • lainer51

    Re: Pie chart – 20% Other = Govt/union workers

  • Bryan

    Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10:9 (NIV).

  • John Biondi

    We live in a political cartoon world with this caricature of a real “leader.”

  • Everybodys All American

    Mr. Optics is covering Chinese logos? Why not just ask a few thousand illegals to join him for the back drop?

  • Michael Esposito

    News flash… almost all port cranes are built in China

    • Tyrone X

      not the point, the cover up is the point

      • Michael Esposito

        Its a cover up. lol You idiots need a hobby. Must suck to be such a miserable SOB to bitch and moan and complain about every little thing… for 4 more flippin years! lol The last idiot in chief was guilty of so much more… short memories.

  • Aaron Giddens

    I would like to think he did that to avoid copyright infringement, but I seriously doubt that was his reasoning.

  • Voting Female

    Obama didn’t assign little kids as human shields for that Chinese Crane Logo?

    The dictator is slipping.

  • Voting Female

    Obama didn’t assign little kids as human shields for that Chinese Crane Logo?

    The dictator is slipping.

  • edward cropper

    ck. my blog for a quick photo-shop rendition

  • suqsid4


  • Joe Pimpernel

    Government cannot create sustainable jobs.

    Every job “created” by government destroys multiple private sector jobs.

    Only jobs that generate evil “profit” are sustainable.

    Only private sector jobs generate a profit.

  • OneThinDime

    Look at the pie chart. The red dotted area is 80% but typical government, overstate it to be 90%

  • $9787932

    DUMB . . .I guess it’s all true . . . .He and his cronies really think we’re as dumb as they are. Well, he’s partially right . . .somebody did vote for him twice. maybe he’s right. Sheep . . .all sheep being led around by those conducting the handout parade.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Obama involved in another cover-up. Shocking.

  • Psalm90:17

    Sad, but not surprising! Can I get a “Transparency”???