President Obama flew to Minneapolis today, and the flight gave him the opportunity to take in the US/Germany World Cup match:

A sign that FLOTUS might not be along on the trip was spotted:

Air Force One is obviously not held to Michelle Obama’s school lunch regs.

At the Minneapolis airport, flights were delayed to accommodate Obama’s plane, as travelers noted:

https://twitter.com/Sadie_Buday/status/482224969414217731

Con: plane is very delayed Pro: got to see Air Force One

A photo posted by Quinn Uhlman (@quallstar) on

Delayed travelers should be comforted by the fact that Obama can, with a flick of the remote, also check up on what John Kerry is doing at any given moment:

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/482220938914590720

Ha!

  • Republicanvet

    Oh the photoshops will be hilarious!

    Great scenes on TV. Mounds of donuts on the table! George C Scott from Dr Strangelove in the background!

    • Iacobus

      A quickie…

      ON EDIT: Dang this interface. I didn’t mean to upload the original photo. xD

      • Frogmouth

        I see Obama at the head of the table…who’s the guy seated next to Valerie Jarrett?

        • Evie1949

          Painfully funny

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      I want to see Biden riding the atomic bomb down a la Peter Sellers, because somebody told him it was a penny pony ride.

      • Republicanvet

        That’s a big eFin deal!

      • Tom Armstrong

        That was Slim Pickins riding the bomb. Peter Sellers was Dr. Strangelove, among others. Great movie. Favorite quote: “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.”

        • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

          Thanks for the correction, it’s been a while.

        • DrSamHerman

          Slim was actually a hell of a good actor. I remember the scene where he describes the contents of the emergency kits that would be given to the crew in case they were shot down, and he says that they could all have a good weekend in Dallas with the contents. Pure gold.

          • Mike B the Cajun

            Favorite Slim Pickens scene is the “Bean Scene” from Blazing Saddles.

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Silence peasants!!! – The master and his puppeteer are trying to watch the game.

    • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

      That’s why Val has to be behind the President.
      Someone has to run the 0bot.

      • Jay Stevens

        Someone needs to photoshop her left arm behind Obama’s back (to work the puppet controls).

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        And I never saw her lips move!

        • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

          Quit looking at her face.
          Those are not the lips she uses when she makes Z One speak.

        • WilliamAmos

          Or the strings.

  • Acethepug

    President Obama, in it for the perks, and avoiding work much like a vampire avoids sunlight.

    Wasn’t he supposed to be focused like a laser on the economy? Or was it the Climate Change scam this week? Hard to keep his constant pivoting (and lying) straight.

    • Sean Barrentine

      All that pivoting, isn’t he dizzy yet?

    • Corey Dennison

      I believe he was always more interested in the trappings of the office and the ceremonies, etc., rather than the work and responsibilities. That would explain why he’s so good at campaigning and so crappy at the actual job.

  • Heather Atkinson

    You stupid, insignificat plebes… how dare you mock His Highness or presume to have more important things to do than wait in silent awe as your betters watch soccer!

  • bicentennialguy

    I see the Iranian-born slum lord is also getting to enjoy soccer on AF One.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Well, now that Iran is eliminated, VJJ’s got to have SOME team to root for.

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Oh, it would be SUCH justice if he were suddenly “delayed” upon his return because his seat-back would not lock in the upright position, there was a burned-out light in the toilet, and they were waiting for the caterers to find his tofu-pork-rinds…

  • Ghee!

    GET OFF MY PLANE!

  • IronButterfly

    If you will notice Valerie has her hand up his back side….

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Still waiting on those pics of Obama from the Situation Room on the night of the attacks in Benghazi. Oh that’s right, he wasn’t in the Situation Room that night.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Probably in the residence watching some ballgame THAT night. too.

      • Hotlanta Mike

        Or playing a game of spades with Reggie…

        • Frogmouth

          Or playing a game with Reggie’s balls…

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    Gee, and I had to work. That’s why he makes the big bucks.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Pardon me if I don’t believe The One and The Sidekick are truly interested in a soccer game. This screams Bandwagon Fan Photo Op. I so seriously doubt The One even understands the game.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He sure can’t play it, as he has demonstrated upon other occasions.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I grew up and spent my entire youth playing soccer, but have to admit that at the age of 47, if I were to get out on the field it would definitely look like I couldn’t play it either. Stuff falls apart in middle-age. But I thoroughly understand the sport and its rules. Obama doesn’t have the slightest clue.

        • Gretz

          I think he just likes seeing other people run around frantically without scoring, too.

        • jimdep

          that’s okay he doesn’t understand how to lead either even after on the job training for 6 years!

        • yourpaled

          Ah, but the picture speaks a thousand words….look how intensely obummer supports the USA team. Go USA!!!

      • Frogmouth

        Yeah, but he’s a great hoops player. And has a mean fastball.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          As everyone tells him.

          • Frogmouth

            At least he realizes his limitations in bowling.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Harry Callaghan, San Francisco police detective: “Man’s gotta know his limitations.”

    • World B. Free

      I’m with you. He seems to just enjoy killing time, and he particularly likes to inconvenience large numbers of people as he does it.

      Meanwhile, the middle east is in flames and getting worse……

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I have no doubt, he doesn’t truly have even the slightest interest in soccer or even understand the sport. This is all about making him appear cool.

        • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

          Somehow in Obama twisted deluded mind. He thinks this lasted stunt will give him a bump in his poll numbers.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Bingo!

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Gotta keep the peons in their place and keep them waiting to work up a good froth.
        Obama likes lots of froth.

      • jimdep

        don’t forget the economy SHRANK and the deficit continues to climb despite the biggest tax receipts in the last 8 months in the nations history!

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      The One understands All Things.

      I’m disappointed in you. :/

      • Michelle ✓classified

        Girl – you made me CRACK THE FLIP UP on another post earlier! When you said F you to Obama – Bwahahahaha. It was so to-the-point, almost made me wonder if you were hitting the vodka a wee bit early.

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          Sadly I never drink during the day. :/ But when I saw that pic I seriously thought I’d start.

          There’s Clint Dempsey a great, hardworking player who very obviously got where he is with working his behind off and that batshit scum uses him to tweet his own pic and his “support”. Because, as we well know, it’s all about him. I mean what possible reason except for being a narcissistic twit would you have to put your own pic into something that has absolutely NOTHING to do with you?

          I felt truly disgusted and so my stream of consciousness spilled into the comment.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            No need to explain – it made me laugh. Was one of the few times your delightful sense of humor was no where to be detected and it was quite clear you were seriously perturbed. I loved it!

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            I know sweetie thanks. It’s just that last night I had a very sickening and disturbing exchange with my son’s father, on the day of my son’s graduation. I mean it literally sickened me so much I almost threw up.

            And I thought to myself – there is something inherently wrong with liberals. These people really are fundamentally disturbed which is how they end up being liberals to begin with.

            Then I saw Barack in a glaring display of everything that is wrong with this people. And that comment was all I had, to Barack and the rest of the scumbag crew.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Images of the game were photoshopped over the SpongeBob Squarepants cartoon he REALLY was watching.

      • Iacobus

        Well, we’ll have to put it back in, won’t we? xD

        • nc ✓s & balances

          The Twinkies are a nice touch.

        • Iacobus

          What is with the odd multiple image postings? I only posted one image. Can I get a mod to get rid of everything but the first image?

          • WilliamAmos

            Have no clue I can only delete the entire comment not part.

          • Iacobus

            Must be browser related? (I’m using Chrome. I’ll have to test with Internet Explorer next time.)

          • GaryTheBrave

            Did you compress the layers or flatten the image? It may have uploaded each layer and, if you had “sample all layers” checked, it posted all of them as separate images. (Assuming you are using Adobe products.)

          • Iacobus

            Ahh, you know what? It might be that. I’ll have to take a look. Forgot when I installed Photoshop CC 2014 everything was reset.

  • World B. Free

    Not only did Zero screw things up in MPLS, but there was a ripple effect throughout the midwest yesterday. I experienced flight delays yesterday while traveling, and the weather wasn’t that bad.

  • NixTyranny

    “Obama will spend the day in Minneapolis, holding a town hall meeting Thursday afternoon and speaking at a political fundraiser Thursday night.”

    Taking AF1 all the way to Minneapolis for yet another fundraiser!

    • World B. Free

      He’s just maintaining his laser-like focus on the important stuff.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      And a town hall meeting so we all pick up the tab for the fundraiser trip. YES HE CAN

      • Gretz

        So, he and the puppet master can watch soccer on the public’s dime, in AF1, backing up traffic at an airport, so he can go to a fundraiser, and then rationalize putting it on the public’s tab because he did a ‘town hall’ appearance.

        Yet the IRS was exploring the possibility of charging a senator from the other party with a felony, regarding the possibility that his wife was invited along when said senator make a speaking appearance.

        Seems totally legit.

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          Couldn’t agree more. The weather today sucked for golfing so the next best thing is to take the AF1 out for a spin.

  • Bui van vat

    Is someone there to explain the rules to him?

    • drw

      To him, there are no rules.

      • arttie

        Because he has a phone and a pen.

    • TomJB

      The line around the goal is the three point line. Where checkers like him tend to linger

    • TomJB

      Chuckers

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    Don’t the public know already. That king Obama’s needs and wants comes before everybody else? The narcissistic president doesn’t care or concern himself that he inconvenience Americans. While he is enjoying himself watching sports, vacationing or at fundraisers.

  • Noah

    yknow, the president doesnt get the hint……

    when the people are already pissed off at you, it’s best not to piss them off further.

    • BillG4

      You’re assuming he cares.

      • Gretz

        If you’re mad about his tone deaf, profligate spending on travel and golf, then you’re a racist, and don’t matter as a human being.

  • LoneTree, WY

    Why delayed flights? Air Traffic Control and schedulers knew the Messiah was going to be arriving. Why not schedule accordingly?

    • H50 ✓RAT

      They have to wait until they get the word that they are on approach from AF1 before the ATC is allowed to act (divert & ground planes) cause like his schedule is flexible and he might change his mind or something.

      • reddarin

        Probably more about security and not telegraphing his movements that might put him at risk.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          If you have to shut down an entire airport for security purposes, TSA is doin it wrong.

          • reddarin

            I’m no fan of Obamao but there is a good reason for some things like waiting till the last second to signal the presence of a high value target like the Prez of US.

            There is no good reason for him to sit on his ass watching a soccer game while the peasants pound sand though.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            No shat. Its kinda ridiculous to shut down an entire airport and screw up all the flights nationwide, regardless of him sitting on his ass watching TV. When they get the word from AF1, they put everything on hold for the 15 minutes it takes them to land and evac the president. Period.
            Why, because airports are supposed to be secure, thats why folks submit to being fondled and poked by TSA, unfortunately, TSA is a joke, the airport isnt secure and AF1 ties up the airports for hours everywhere they go.
            Get it? Its not about security, its about failed security and the arrogance and who gives a crap about the peons attitude of the president.
            Happens every year when he comes here without fail. WITHOUT FAIL.

          • reddarin

            Hmmm. Are you having a bad day or something? If you are then no worries and we’ll just chalk up your post to that. If you aren’t then let me know and we’ll take a closer look at what you’ve said in the last couple of posts.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Proceed

          • reddarin

            Alright.

            “If you have to shut down an entire airport for security purposes, TSA is doin it wrong.”

            “Why, because airports are supposed to be secure,”

            “its about failed security”

            TSA’s competence at its daily routine is neither here nor there. If they were as effective as they are supposed to be it still would not be sufficient to safeguard a target of such immense value as the President of America.

            Your observations/complaints all hinge on security being a binary value – secure or not secure – but that is not realistic or practical. Should all airports be at a level of security at all times that the President could swoop in on AF1, disembark, stop by baggage claim and then stroll through the concourse on his way out to the white zone for the armored limo to pick him up? It is too expensive, too inconvenient and too time consuming to always be at the highest possible security posture.

            Even in countries that take security seriously they are not going to be business as usual if the POTUS visits.

            “and the arrogance and who gives a crap about the peons attitude of the president.”

            Yep. His flagrant disregard for the headaches his arrivals and departures cause with his constant travels around the country. Not to mention the highways closed when he is on his way to yet another fund raiser after a quick stop to spout some Marxist propaganda to students while demonizing his political opponents.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            The security of the airport is charged to TSA, in some locations it is augmented by an Airport police force, regardless, is it supposed to secure inside and out.

            When assessing the additional needs of security for the arrival/departure of a president or dignitary the base level of security is always the base line for additional security necessary. Never said the TSA should be his only level of security, but the ‘security’ they provide is a farce, they are an illusion a failed security system.

            The advance team of Secret Service and the cargo plane (which carries the beast and decoy limos) precedes AF1s arrival and secures the landing, taxi and layoff areas. Puts the motorcade in place and has security from the deplaning point to the motorcade.

            From the point that AF1 notifies the tower that they are in airspace and on approach, the tower shuts down air travel in and out for security purposes (cant have another plane bump or brush AF1). The plane lands, the SS clears for deplaning and enters the motorcade.

            From that point, AF1 is moved to a pre-secured hanger or is flown off site to another location. The whole procedure should take somewhere around 15 minutes before the president and AF1 are off and running and airport operations (flights) can resume.

            Thats not what happens with this president, AF1 lands, he sits around for an hour or two and then he leaves for where ever hes going. The prolonged exposure of AF1 is in fact a security breach and endangers his safety. Flights are grounded for protracted periods which cause a ripple effect nationwide and depending on the airport internationally, all because the president for whatever reason cant be bothered to deplane in a timely fashion.

            My gripe with the presidents travel has nothing to do with the cost of security for the president, or the need for his security, or any of the other nonsense that you attributed to my thought process, it has to do with my working knowledge of how these things are supposed to work and that by failing to follow established security protocols, he is in fact put in grater danger by systematic failures down the line. My biggest gripe however is absolutely the arrogance and who gives a crap about the peons, attitude of the president. When he unnecessarily disrupts our lives, every time.

            Hope that clears things up.

          • reddarin

            “or any of the other nonsense that you attributed to my thought process”

            You might want to reread your previous posts because absolutely *nothing* of this post shines through in them. Particularly since you have working knowledge of how these things are supposed to work.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Folks dont tend to read long involved posts so you get used to posting in bullet points about complicated subjects. I barely scratched the surface in my long post. Usually, posters who are interested will ask for additional information or clarifications instead of just jumping to conclusions.
            But I guess everyone has their own way of posting.
            I really dont need to reread anything or adjust my posting style, but hey thanks for the dictates on how I should/shouldnt post.

          • reddarin

            “Usually, posters who are interested will ask for additional information or clarifications instead of just jumping to conclusions.”

            Seriously? I mean, I get it, you take yourself very seriously, but this is the salient part of your original post that I was responding to:

            “… cause like his schedule is flexible and he might change his mind or something.”

            Does that sound like a well informed individual is speaking. Hell no. It sounds like a valley girl is posting. You next post in this little exchange wasn’t any better. You’ve got a smart mouth and a bad attitude and a strange sense of entitlement.

            “but hey thanks for the dictates on how I should/shouldnt post.”

            Uh huh. Try decaf.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Bite me.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Was he in Minneapolis to speak about global warming and tell everyone that it is still cold in Minnesota in winter?

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Obama is watching soccer because it distracts him from his failures as President for a few more hours.

  • Cuffs

    I see fatso Jarrett was with him. Why the hell didn’t he just stay home, save all those carbon emmission and talk to the Mooch. She is a busy single mother who schtruggles without a pay check, lives in a prison and doesn’t know how to feed her kids.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      And she NEVER gets to travel !!!

  • Iacobus

    I could go on all day… xD

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Well, look at the bright side, at least they didnt throw you out of the Airport so his majesty could walk thru…..
    They do this every time he comes in and out of Oahu. Imagine missing your connecting flight back to the mid-west because of it…..at Christmas time.

    Ive seen AF1, its a big airplane, just like the rest of them, but with a better paint job.
    It didnt impress me much.

  • ICOYAR

    Real Americans don’t watch soccer

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Pretty much proving your own point.

    • Martin2717

      Stupid comment.

  • GulfPundit

    I see Obama’s surrogate mommy was watching him. After he had his juice-box and Cheerios, she let him watch a little Soccer before his afternoon nap.

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    Four years ago I was traveling from New Orleans to Houston for Memorial Day weekend. President Shit-for-Brains decided to do a three-hour hit and run in New Orleans when everyone is flying in and out of New Orleans for Memorial Day weekend. No planes were allowed to land for something like 45 minutes to one hour before he came through. It was a massive nightmare because it messed up a lot of people that had connecting flights. And the worst part about it was he could have flown into the Navy Base – Alvin Callendar Field. But instead of doing that, he lands at New Orleans International and then takes a freaking helicopter to where he had to go – and he wasn’t here for more than three hours and he effed up 100% of the air travel out of MSY on a holiday weekend.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Notice how Jarrett is by his side, even when his wife is not? Must be the babysitter.

    lol

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      LMFAO @ Obammy’s nightcap!!!

      • Russ

        I’m laughing more at Jarrett’s. Coke, straight out of the can, when glassware is obviously available.

        • Maryland_Malcontent

          What’s wrong with consuming the soda from the can? Transferring it dislodges the carbonation.

          Looking at this picture I’m suddenly reminded of all the talk of diet coke being poisonous…

  • MrApple

    That’s our Celebrity in Chief.

  • reddarin

    Obamao channeling Bill Clinton and his let them eat cake haircut of yore.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/21/us/haircut-grounded-clinton-while-the-price-took-off.html

  • Gmama

    Yeah, even my 17 year old had to work and couldn’t watch it live, guess he has a more stressful job than the prez.

  • Kawfy

    That little rat face Jarrett NEVER leaves his side

    • SineWaveII

      She has to be there to work his lips and move his arms.

  • globalcrap

    The world is at war, and this moron watches a game. Our tax dollars are wasted on this clown. No jobs, alien streaming across the American border, scandal after scandal , and look how interested he his about his failures.

  • Rex

    The king doesn’t care

  • John

    Is there anywhere Valerie Jarrett isn’t?

    • SineWaveII

      That’s one of her many clones. She stitches them together out of the skin of her past victims in her spare time. Word is she’s quite the seamstress.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

    A sense of déjà vu…

    • Republicanvet

      The other text you could put in your balloon is VeeJayJay asking Preezy Boyrfriend how he filled out his bracket on this one.

      Americans >
      Terrorists >
      Fundraiser >

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

        Fundraiser wins hands down. (Or, fundraiser wins, stand down!)

  • ReeFungorio

    I live in Minneapolis and got to endure an hour’s wait for President Boyfriend to get to his $10K a plate fundraiser. Glad they’re reaching out to the little people! I’m curious, since this wasn’t presidential business, are the 9 law enforcement agencies I saw controlling traffic being reimbursed by the Dems? Are we paying for Air Force One and its fuel as well as the massive disruption at the airport and surrounding roads and freeways?

  • CLEmom

    Remind me again who exactly is Valerie Jarrett, what is her exact job title/description/salary, and why does she, as a private, un-elected citizen, enjoy Secret Service protection?
    Actually, I get the SS question…she’s obviously a hated woman.

  • DrSamHerman

    No $500 haircut to go with his public inconveniencing game watching?

  • KC

    Doing the people’s work.

  • CountMahdrof

    “Got to see Air Force One”. Ooooh. Just rent the Harrison Ford movie. Far more entertaining. Especially when you picture Obama in the Ford role.

  • Vinchenz

    Another fund raiser? This guy brings a whole new idea to the word – Money Grubber.

  • http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php ToddF

    Some animals are more equal than others…

  • blg_wv

    “All Ye, Hail to the king of . . . . .”
    Hisself-ie

  • Ash Berger

    In part, escapist fantasies regarding the utopian lifestyle of the mythical noble savage motivate people to chase illusions such as socialism, communism, and the welfare state.

  • ProudBlackLiberal

    You people are insane.