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As Twitchy reported, President Obama gave a pointless speech today. He totally spiked the Bin Laden football again.

Twitter users spiked the funny.

Hello? Nuanced!

And the big take-away from the speech?

In Pockystahn! Win indeed.

Thanks for the giggles, Twitter!

An exit question as well:

Huh. Fancy that.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Obama pronounces it “Pokky-stahn” to show respect to moderate Islamist leaders which there aren’t any and to show off his worldly sophistication which there isn’t any.

    • I M Free

      Thats blasphemy! Jihad….LOL!

      • Jeremy

        get the RPG’S ahhhh jihad

        • Clete Torres

          No, it’d be a ‘spontaneous demonstration.’

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Can’t be…Marty didn’t say it in a Youtube video.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      It is pronounced Pok-i-stahn, not Pack-ih-stan, that’s the language. It means land of the clean or pure. Notice that usually when a place has to call itself clean, pure, good, etc it’s because you would otherwise never come to that conclusion.

      • Adela Wagner

        Kinda like when someone keeps saying “I wouldn’t lie to you”.

        • AMSilver

          Or “Let me be clear.”

      • AMSilver

        The problem is in the assumption that we are supposed to pronounce it using their language instead of ours. I’m not the world’s top linguist, but I know enough about other languages to know that they don’t bother pronouncing the names of other countries in the same manner as citizens of those countries do. If you go to France, you’re not going to hear them say, “Je deteste les United States!” It’s going to be, “Je deteste les Etates Unis!” Sure, if you go to visit a country or talk to citizens of that country, it’s probably nice to pronounce the name of their country the way they do, but when your audience is citizens of your own country, then pronouncing a foriegn country’s name in a way that doesn’t reflect your own country’s language just makes you an a-hole.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394540834 Michael Anderson

          So how do you pronounce “tortilla”?

          • Turd Burglestein

            turd-toldya

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394540834 Michael Anderson

            Awesome.

      • Sandor at the Zoo

        Obama never pronounces Afghanistan as “Ahf-hahnistahn,” however.

      • stellatruman

        Or I’m not a dictator

      • Ken Alan Draper

        well, we pronounce it like they spelled it. if they wanted it called poc ih stahn, then they should have spelled it that way. personally I’d have called it “smelly God-forsaken shithole”. then again, that’s also what I call new york, & chicago so if I were in charge of naming there would be some confusion.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Kind of like when John Kerry calls Ghengis Khan- Jeen jiz caan. really? corpseman? talk about a couple of people educated well above their native intelligence level.

  • I M Free

    i thought the speech will end tomorrow. “bin laden is dead and so most of his lieutenants” while benghazi it Leave and Let Die…Hey Jay Carney, both happened long time ago?

  • jwmiller

    Has that ole’ Shinola down 2 a reflection/himself. Certain he goes n2 withdrawal if he can’t see latter.

  • Marjorie

    Did I just hear him admit that Fort Hood was terrorism? If so, where are the victims’ benefits???????????????????? Hassan is still being paid!!!!!!!!!!

    • Michelle

      Barry refused to call the Fort Hood shooting an act of terrorism because he sooooooooo desperately wanted to go his entire presidency without an “act of terror” on or off American soil. He wanted strut around like a peacock at the end of his term and say, “Lookie me! I was such a great president, no acts of terror against Americans on my watch! Lookie me! Lookie me!” So he called Fort Hood “workplace violence” (Lookie me, no terrorism on my watch!) Then Benghazi was the result of a “protest” over a video film (Lookie me! No terrorism on my watch!) But we refused to be told a lie. And then Boston bombing – to his credit, he didn’t even try to categorize it as anything other than terrorism. So now that Benghazi and the Boston bombing wipe out his hope for being able to claim “Lookie me! No acts of terrorism on my watch!” he ought to do the right thing for the victims of Fort Hood shooting and classify them as victims of terrorism. He is failing them.

    • Clete Torres

      He did. Finally called it “Islamic Jihad.”

      Maj. Murder’s been paid almost a quarter-mil of our tax dollars sitting in jail.

      • 3seven77

        All that money should go to pay the medical expenses some of the victims are still incurring.

  • OLLPOH

    paccccckiestandy Teleprompter knows.
    tallllllybanaaaaaanie. Teleprompter knows.
    binladendead-binladendead-binladendead. Teleprompter knows.
    Benghazi.Teleprompter on the Blink.
    Fast and Furious. Teleprompter on the Blink.
    IRS. Teleprompter on the Blink.
    Ft.Hood-Maj.Hasan. Teleprompter on the Blink.
    Fact Finding Mission Continues…Who? What? Where? When? How? Why?
    Article 1, Dereliction of Duty.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, & as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” – Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Paris, 30 January 1787

  • JustLikeAnimals

    “What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? ….The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    I used to date Pocky Stahn. Or was that Stan Pocky?

  • rivers

    How do Obama supporters think?
    Obama is smart because he says Pockystahn, Bush is stupid because he says nuculer.
    And then they think “what’s for lunch?”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

      But first they scratch their butts.

      • rivers

        Heh!

    • Frustrated Teacher

      Obama supporters THINK? Well that’s news to me!

  • BeauDCrab

    One word: Nookyaler.

    There’s that.

    • pinkelephant22

      Ha.. yes, “Nuke-Yoo-Lur”. Liberals still mention Bush’s pronunciation but it shocks them when I prove that Bill Clinton & other Democrats have pronounced it that way too.

    • rivers

      See my comment below.

    • Michelle

      The way Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter both pronounce nuclear, but no one had an issue with how it was pronounced until Liberals needed to poke fun of Bush for anything. If Liberals don’t like it pronounced nookyaler, I wonder why they never brought it up when Carter and Clinton each were President? Oh, wait…nevermind.

      • Clete Torres

        Carter called it ‘newkyaluh.’

        • Ken Alan Draper

          scary thing was Carter was a reactor officer in the NAVY. lucky for the Navy he never went on deployment.

    • wwbdinct

      That was actually three words. Math much?

      • lainer51

        kind of like 57 states and Uncle Joe’s famous “3 letters” = J-O-B-S.

  • DanG

    Will someone out there please write up some lyrics for “Hey Pocky-stahn” to the tune of “Hey Pocky Way”?

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    Pockeestaan– Sounds like something Anthony Weiner says to his pants before tweeting pictures..

    • RogueRose

      I’m so stealing this… lmbo

      • OLLPOH

        we three…lobo

  • Jeremy
    • TocksNedlog

      I love wedding processions!

      • Jeremy

        That might be his family following them in the car with the dowry.

    • Frustrated Teacher

      Double date night?

    • Clete Torres

      Double date.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        BUBBLE GUM CIGARS FOR CLETE AND JEREMY!! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Ken Alan Draper

        pock-ee-stahn three way.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      Can’t be, the helmet goes on the handlebars there.

    • lillymckim

      Clete Torres! Too funny!

  • mrt721

    Why doesn’t he say “Off-gonny-stahn”?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Hey Mr. Taliban, tally me banana, daylight come and we wanna go home.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      BUBBLE GUM CIGAR FOR SHEMP! DAAAYYYY-OFF!….DAAA-AAA-AAA-AAAY OFFF! #MusicTriviaTime #BananaBoxSong #BananaBoatSong #HarryBelafonte #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    @Rschrim BUBBLE GUM CIGAR FOR YA! ANY MORE GOOD ONES? #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jack Deth

    “Afghanistan Banana Stand”

    (With apologies to Dortmunder, Don Westlake and ‘The Hot Rock’.)

    • nc

      LOVE Westlake.

    • nc

      LOVE Westlake.

  • Frank Drebin

    @JPFreire: @aseitzwald I remember driving through Tollybahn on my way to Pockystahn.

    From the Autobahn, take the Slaughsahn cutoff…

    Jahnny Carsahn reference

  • Adela Wagner

    So THAT’S where Pockeemahn is from…..

    • OLLPOH

      Please see the marital bliss below…helmet on.

      • Adela Wagner

        Sheesh, Hate seeing the innocent animals mauled by the TRUE ANIMALS. I long for the days when all this crap was on page 5 of the newspaper in a thin column on the right side. There is a true sadness that comes when you are old and remember “when”…..

  • Lady 12

    I have a friend at school who’s from Pakistan, and he doesn’t say it like Pockystahn. So Obumble is still saying it wrong.

  • cscape

    i really, really, really, really DO NOT think that Al Sharpton would be at all pleased with El Presidente’s (proper spanish) pronunciation of “NICARAGUA”…..

  • cscape

    i really, really, really, really DO NOT think that Al Sharpton would be at all pleased with El Presidente’s (proper spanish) pronunciation of “NICARAGUA”…..

  • nc

    I think he doesn’t call it Pack-i-stan because it reminds him of the Pack of ciggies he’s craving but mustn’t have. Just sayin’…

    • Chris Chambers

      I want m’ Pahk-e-smokes!

  • nc

    I think he doesn’t call it Pack-i-stan because it reminds him of the Pack of ciggies he’s craving but mustn’t have. Just sayin’…

  • disqus_BktOMwqkBg

    Deutschland? Nippon? Espana? Why don’t those countries get the respect of the “proper” pronunciation? Pack ih stan is the correct non-snobby American pronunciation. Also, ant not awnt.

  • lainer51

    My friend had bad acne as a kid and now he has lots of “pocky-stains” on his face…

  • mmoore229

    Heck, I’ve met people from there and they don’t even pronounce it like Obama.

  • in_awe

    Come on! Leave the guy alone – he learned to speak Pokkystahny with a language DVD program from the same company that has a course on speaking Austrian.