A Malaysian Airlines 777 carrying 295 passengers and crew crashed in Ukraine, killing everyone on board. There are reports that the plane was shot down and that many U.S. citizens could be among the victims.

President Obama was on the phone with Vladimir Putin at the time:

How did the news of this horrible event affect Obama’s schedule for the rest of the day? It didn’t:

Is this real life?

No, seriously, is this real life?

A little advice:

Um, yeah.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/489824116598243328

https://twitter.com/Sharks3376/status/489820978030338048

At this time Obama also still plans to attend fundraisers in New York City this evening.

Not unprecedented, by the way:

  • HuandaRulz

    The only tragedies that he could relate to, is to lose a golf outing, a fundraiser or an illegal immigrant with and ouchie.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Optics aren’t his thang.

    • Ghee!

      One would need optics to see his thang.

      I’m guessing.

      • DG

        But, you’re not looking for it, right?

        • Ghee!

          I are not.

          • DG

            Glad to heard it.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom

      I dunno. he seems to have pretty good optics with hippies, whackos, potheads, dumbasses and morons.

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        Are you talking low info voters, his Cabinet staff, the DNC Leadership or… Oh wait, that description fits all three of those AND the LSM.

      • morganne

        Educated pothead here. Pot is great for keeping your cool in situations like this and allows you to think critically (with minimal invasion of thoughts of rageful vengance) so long as you don’t go getting baked out your of gourd. Too bad more intellegent potheads don’t admit they consume THC because of the bad stigma attached to the plant in more educated circles. You’d be surprised at just how much the exploitation of marijuana users is BS. (Much like a lot of other crap we are spoon fed)

        • Abigail

          I never knew how to intake pot in a way that would make me maintain my level of “intelligence”. I just wanted oreos and cookies. More power to you though! :) my dad was able to hold down a good job in the 70’s while stoned most of the time. Then the 80’s and their drug tests came along. 😉

          • morganne

            Honestly, it’s a matter of tolerance. Just about everyone gets obliterated (not scarily) then gets the munchies their first time or two. Then they start to learn how much they need (or want) to achieve the affect they are looking for. They learn their tolerance and that their tolerance can fluctuate. Some even know what kind of pot to smoke to avoid things like the munchies. In my experience, the effects and control of pot varies as much as the person that partakes (pretty broad spectrum). And just like with alcohol ( though seemingly fewer ), there are people who can’t handle their pot and should stay away. Also, pot and alcohol is a bad mix. Just an fyi

          • Abigail

            Thanks! That does make sense. It’s good to know there are people who are sensible with their pot :) Pot and alcohol do not go great together, you’re right, although I’m sure I’ve done it somewhere along the line. It’s all a blur. 😉

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom

          I know a lot of intelligent people who smoke weed and i have nothing against them, or weed. it’s the dopey dudes who get baked and play video games all day and expect their mom and the government to take care of them that i have a problem with.

          • morganne

            Glad to hear it. Genuinely, Thank you.

    • Tugger – ✓unamused

      Dude, that was like 2 hours ago and what difference, at this point, does it make?

      • PhilJourdan

        Hillary’s campaign slogan.

  • Jim

    Can we stop with the fist-bumps? Nothing presidential about that.

    • Iacobus

      But, hey, he’s *down* with it, ya know what I mean?

      Effing hipsters. I hope they die of a plague.

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        He is the “coolest. prezzy. ever” :-(

        • pdigaudio

          Preezy Jeezy!

    • Suzyqpie

      The fist-bump is just a passive aggressive way to display the total contempt that 0bama has for the office that he holds.

      • Kerri Lancaster

        Agreed totally….

    • rssllue

      The real disconnect is that when he ran for president, he thought that it was just a title rot win, and since he won, he has yet to realize that it is actually a JOB that you have to do to be president.

    • Kerri Lancaster

      Fist-bumping commander in chief = further humiliation for the USA….The people in this country have had 5 years to wake up (it only took me 2)…ARE you not looking?….Are you really proud to have this fraud, traitor as your president?……Stomach turning to look at him…..

    • Abigail

      This guy must have image consultants quitting left and right with his utter insolence. “Mr. President, we really do not suggest that you drape yourself over the podium during speeches. It does not project a presidential air.” “Whatchu talkin’ about? I’m the preezy! I do what I want!”

  • Ghee!

    Is this doucherocket still campaigning or what?!

    • alanstorm

      It’s all he knows.

  • DG

    Par for the course for Obama. Pun intended.

    Nothing detracts him from a good photo-op, golf outing, or fundraiser. (Unless the photo op would be one of him at the border……….that one he’ll gladly pass on)

    • carmenta

      I do wish that inanity had been followed up with a short question….
      ‘can you tell us one other time this pResident wasn’t interested in a photo-op?’

  • QueenB

    Next stop. The golf course. As we all know, the “real killers” are always found on the golf course. ” A terrible tragedy,” Obama called it. No. A terrible tragedy is when a plane malfunctions and crashes. When a plane is shot of the sky, that is war.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Details, details, he’s got a fundraiser to attend, don’t bother him with that boring leadership stuff.

  • douglasmarks

    GRRRRRRRRRR!

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom

    He went in there and ordered the Pit Special thinking it was Pit Bull. The laugh’s on him!

    • Hotlanta Mike

      I am surprised Biden didn’t invite him to Katie’s Restaurant….

      “All you have to do is go down Union street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie’s Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years,” said Sen. Joe Biden in the vice presidential debate to bolster his assertion he’s in touch with the concerns of the middle class.

      That answer suggested otherwise.

      “It came as a surprise to us in Delaware that Joe Biden recently had a meal and talked with patrons at Katie’s Restaurant on Union Street in Wilmington,” said an email to National Review Online.

      “Katie’s Restaurant closed years ago. It was on Scott Street in Little Italy.”

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/10/joe_biden_and_the_truth.html

  • DG

    I really wish we had a President who knew how to be Presidential.

    Hell, I wish we had a President.

    Instead, we have Obama.

    • Suzyqpie

      Terrible timing, the world is spiraling into chaos & we need a real President, bummer, we get 0bama.

      • DG

        The world is spiraling because of Obama.

  • Crissy

    Just smile and laugh and have a little lunch…damn..that’s not just wrong, it’s tacky.

  • GlendaleGreyBeard

    Hey we have been assured by no less a guru than “Josh Earnest” aka “Jibbering Josh” that Obama has promoted global tranquility to levels not seen before. I don’t know if the 295 people or so that are now simply a smoking hole in a Ukrainian field believe that. But as the Bamster says, “Eff ’em if they can’t take a joke”.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Mmmm dead Americans make me hungry! Good burger, Michelle.

    • DG

      He does like his meat.

  • jim

    He seems to have no concept of what it means to be president.

    • toddm123

      He knows he gets a cool seal/logo, house, jet and cars. And vacation on someone else’s dime whenever (and often) he wants.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      No concept of leadership, integrity, honesty, shame, respect for others, laws, the Constitution, and, well, you get the idea…

    • Abigail

      I don’t think he really wanted to be president. He’s just an elected suit with a few choice puppeteers. In another life, he probably would be an associate at some podunk law firm, smoking bowls every weekend.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Well don’t forget, Reggie Love’s report that they sat outside the situation room and played spades while, The Navy Seals took out bin Laden:

    Reggie Love: Obama & I played spades when Osama was killed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9FZv6_rxPE

    • sooner58

      It’s been confirmed …. OBAMA like his meat smoked…

      • Pearl Forrester

        LOL

    • ejochs

      Is playing spades a code word for mutual self gratification?

  • TracyJean

    Doesn’t do photo ops….yeah, tell us another whopper.

    I remember Korean Air 007 in 1983. Where is Ronald Reagan when you need him?

    • sooner58

      I miss President Reagan……

      • Rogue Cheddar

        Many of us do. For all his faults, he was a true Statesman.

      • Hillary’s Lies Matter

        I miss Jimmy Carter. That’s how pathetic it has gotten in this country.

  • pajamakat

    He has to grab his fries when he can. Moochie won’t let him eat them at home.

  • journogal

    And is anyone surprised? Recall his demeanor after the Foot Hood shooting.

  • 3seven77

    23 Americans among the dead and he goes for a burger. I guess if we have another 9/11 type attack the menu will be filet mignon and lobster with Dom Perignon Champagne.

    • QueenB

      Oddly enough, the menu for today’s fundraiser. (And no, I don’t have a link proggie trolls, that was a joke.)

    • Determined

      Still not confirmed any Americans. but still a tragedy no matter what.

  • 56Survivor

    According to Obama, the world is a peaceful utopia….because he says so.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Bush hesitated for .344 nanoseconds on 9/11, and he is crucified to this day for it.

    • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

      While not panicking children. Children: the hot button that Ds press to promote their agenda, otherwise expendable.

  • Charles Austin

    Perhaps someone in the entourage could loan him a copy of My Pet Goat.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      It had to be said. Thank you!

  • Rogue Cheddar

    He’s having it his way.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Valerie: Why don’t you fly out to the Ukraine for a ‘selfie’?
    Obowmao: Before or after the ‘Beer Summit’?

  • toddm123

    No photo ops to see here, move along people.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Obowmao: Looks like the Ukraine gots border security.

  • Nightvalzin

    I’m pretty sure a cheeseburger and fries is more than 200 calories. This leads me to believe that Barack didn’t tell Michelle since otherwise, she’d definitely oppose him doing this.

  • Hmmmm

    Obama once received his info from the media; he now receives it from Putin.

  • Tgar

    Hey, “The Bear” is restless don’t ya know…

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Obowmao: Know your meme.

  • waterytart

    Let’s put this grinning hyena’s burger picture side by side with the one where Dubya is getting the news about 9/11, shall we? And we’re still hearing about his awful optics of reading a book to school children at the time. Go ahead libs, defend, defend like the wind!!!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      I literally still did hear about My Pet Goat from a lib within the past year.

      • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

        Well, Bush still gets their goat. It’s bad when Bush lives in their heads rent-free, but when “My Pet Goat” does – Daaaayuuuum!

  • Hillary’s Lies Matter

    Mary Madeline said it best: the man has no soul.
    He cares about 1 person. Himself. The biggest loser of a president- ever!

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Did he get a shake and fries with that burger? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Reporter: “There may be as many as 23 Americans killed aboard that plane that went down in Ukraine…”

    Barry: “What are you trying to do, spoil my digestion? I believe you’ve mistaken me for someone that gives a good crap, anyway.”

  • http://www.ego-vero.net Just Mike

    he sure eats a lotta cheese burgers. I saw a documentary on Air Force One and at the end, Obama came on board met the chef and after hearing the chef’s resume and menu options, he ordered….a cheeseburger. True story

  • Wheelman

    We know how he hates, hates, hates photo ops. (I guess the don’t serve cheeseburgers and fires at the border.)

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    I forget what was it he told Mitt Romney during the presidential debates that he was stuck in an outdated cold war state of mind Russia isn’t our foe….

  • dogwonder

    There is something wrong with him, he’s acting like some kind of teenage movie star, time for a mental health evaluation.

  • Acethepug

    There’s a difference between “adrift” and “not a single phuck was given that day,” and Bammy and crew are squarely in the latter camp. It’s not ineptness, it’s that he JUST DOESN’T CARE.

    Does it affect Bammy directly? No? Then it has no impact on President Narcissus. We need to start calling Bammy what he is, a dangerously self-centered red-diaper baby with Daddy issues and a profound hatred for this country and what it stands for.

  • Pearl Forrester

    I hope whoever waited on him was like this guy. Just because, I am mean.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Well on the bright side, at least The Bear isn’t playing cards with his little pal Reggie “Boo-Boo” Love.

  • CLEmom

    Not the slightest effort to even appear concerned anymore.
    #goodtimes

  • Cat Mom of 8

    I feel a bit like John Ritter’s character:

    http://youtu.be/KQPrZTjPBZI

    Well, it’s not really a fair comparison, now is it? Karl did have some useful life skills and he knew how to deal with injustice.

  • PhilJourdan

    Obama plays while the world burns.

  • morganne

    Putin may be a massive [email protected] but said it. He called us out. America is just a bully like give me your lunch money (sanctions). He ain’t scared. He’s probably rofling all over the place. And now we Americans are all bark and no bite. Obama might as well invite attacks on Americans abroad as well as at home. His actions couldn’t scream any more that he does not care for the well being of American citizens. Thank you for your consideration and apathy Obama. Real great stuff. Oh! And thanks for basically granting Monsanto immunity. You know, the company in control of almost every crop Americans eat from? That crap you try to tell us is food and has been making me and people I know sick? You know, that food that you said Americans are “too ignorant to have labeled” yet all of Europe has theirs labeled? Are you saying we are more stupid than Europe? Is this why you think that Americans won’t get p issed off at you for eating burgers and shaking (rather fist pounding) hands when you should be calling for a moment of silence from this act of terror followed by some sort of action?

  • morganne

    Putin may be a massive [email protected] but said it. He called us out. America is just a bully like give me your lunch money (sanctions). He ain’t scared. He’s probably rofling all over the place. And now we Americans are all bark and no bite. Obama might as well invite attacks on Americans abroad as well as at home. His actions couldn’t scream any more that he does not care for the well being of American citizens. Thank you for your consideration and apathy Obama. Real great stuff. Oh! And thanks for basically granting Monsanto immunity. You know, the company in control of almost every crop Americans eat from? That crap you try to tell us is food and has been making me and people I know sick? You know, that food that you said Americans are “too ignorant to have labeled” yet all of Europe has theirs labeled? Are you saying we are more stupid than Europe? Is this why you think that Americans won’t get p issed off at you for eating burgers and shaking (rather fist pounding) hands when you should be calling for a moment of silence from this act of terror followed by some sort of action?

  • Abigail

    I’m absolutely disgusted. He orders his burgers medium well? He’s not part of my America.
    On a side note, is anyone surprised that Obama can’t resist a good photo op? When will you guys learn. 😉

  • muffy_nutbuster

    well i guess he has his priorities in order …. ugh

    • PhilJourdan

      And his job and the country is not part of them.

  • World B. Free

    The idiot in chief was about 3 miles from me today. I forgot all about him coming here.

    Good thing I decided to eat at Arby’s. I would nave been none too pleased if I got stuck in traffic because of him and his cheap photo op.

    • Eponymous1

      Correction. He is not interested in photo ops. He said so himself.
      He’s interested in solving problems. And eating burgers. And golf. And fundraisers.

      • Griffonn

        Just be glad he didn’t bring Bill with him.

        I seem to remember Bill eating other peoples’ burgers when he was POTUS.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Uh… what?!

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Okay, soooo… where is the OUTRAGED left about this? I seem to recall, quite distinctly, people going utterly apesh1t over Bush not running out of the elementary school classroom on 9/11. That FOUR minutes he waited was OMG EVIL!

    So, on the scale of OMG EVIL, where does continuing your schedule without a change, eating a hamburger, doing a photo op, then going to a couple of fundraisers fall??

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    I remember Bush getting crap about finishing the book he was reading to small children without upsetting them when he got news of the twin towers. Bush actually cared what happened, this president – not so much.

  • AT

    “I’m not interested in photo ops. I’m interested in solving a problem.”

    “And having a burger. Remember – I’m reinforcing our values!”

    Sincerely,
    -Beary Obama

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “I’m the guy doing his job: going to a photo op. You must be the other guy.”

    • Lee Jan

      O considers his real job getting away from the linebacker.

  • Eponymous1

    Mmmmmmmmm Burrrrrrgerrrrrrrrrs….

    International atrocity…. soooooooo hungryyyyyy….

  • Lee Jan

    The White House has since released a statement that the NY visit was NOT a fundraiser but a private meeting.
    What next, it wasn’t a real burger, it was a tofu burger?

  • fishaddict

    Not one for one ups manship but imagine the Americans on the plane much like Benghazi…You’re starving???I’m dead!!!