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From the Pirate Menace to a White House Tour

By Michael D. Shear
White House officials confirmed on background today that several of the families of the crew members from the U.S. container ship hijacked by pirates were given a tour of the White House today.

It was not clear whether the president met with them during the tour. A White House official said there are no plans for Obama to meet the crew members themselves when they return late tonight at Andrews Air Force Base.

The president departs from the White House tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. for his trip to Mexico and Trinidad. He will fly to Andrews and then depart on Air Force One, officials said.

Posted at 2:56 PM ET on Apr 15, 2009  | Category:  pirates
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There are insane people on both sides of the aisle. Obama was not referring to insane people in his disparaging remarks. Next "strawman" argument?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 6:14 PM

JakeD says: "That's right, marSF. Keep making fun of all those people who cling to guns or religion."

You mean like that nut in Pittsburgh who killed the 3 police officers because like you he believes Fox's fairy tails about how Obama is going to take away your guns? Is your tin foil hat on straight today?

Posted by: rharring | April 15, 2009 6:08 PM

LOL! Regardless of whether I am or not, the only time that question is relevant is whether someone is qualified to be President of the United States.

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 6:02 PM


jakey is not a natural born citizen--

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 15, 2009 5:55 PM

What "Big Lie" is that?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 5:42 PM

JakeD's probably just trying to do the old "Big Lie" thing.

Either that or he's just nuts...

Posted by: svreader | April 15, 2009 5:27 PM

"May I see your papers, please?"

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 5:22 PM

jakey----i want to see your permit

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 15, 2009 5:13 PM


get captured by pirates...
get rescued by navy seals...
take a tour of the white house....

do they get a steak on the house too?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 15, 2009 5:11 PM

Maybe they were granted a "permit" but then mysteriously turned away like what happened at the Treasury Building in D.C.?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 5:00 PM

Oh Jake, I would have gladly gone down to City Hall here in Beautiful San Francisco to laugh at the 9 Teabaggers who tried to march there today but I hear that they were too stupid to actually file for a permit.

Posted by: marSF | April 15, 2009 4:43 PM

That's right, marSF. Keep making fun of all those people who cling to guns or religion.

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 4:37 PM

Posted by: marSF | April 15, 2009 4:26 PM

marSF:

Actually, it wasn't hard at all after teabagging all day. Maybe you should try it?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 4:24 PM

It is hard for Jake or The Saint to think straight when they have been tea-bagging all day.

Posted by: marSF | April 15, 2009 4:22 PM

Saint:

Thank you. Now I am convinced.

But I'm also convinced the "plot" has been exposed.

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 15, 2009 4:18 PM

Oh LOL! :-D

Folks, the question is NOT how long Patriots like JakeD, or Alan Keyes keep trying to force O'Bomba to reveal his Long Form Certificate.

It is going to be: WHEN, is the phony Messiah going to remove the Federal Agents at the Hospital from blocking access to records, and WHEN is he going to come clean?!

As is, it stinks like Friday's Fish!

Posted by: SAINT---The | April 15, 2009 4:12 PM

scrivener50:

No. Next question?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 4:11 PM

TO: JakeD @ 3:57 p.m.


Given the likelihood that no one but a paid disinfo agent would so consistently post here hourly, day after day...

...and given your statement, below, about "enemies, foreign OR domestic"...

...could your current mission involve "softening the (PR homefront) battlefield" for a silent coup?

Or maybe not-so-silent, given your high profile and the apparent transparency of your alleged "craft"?

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 15, 2009 4:06 PM

You will note that I never resort to ad hominem personal attacks against any of you posting here.

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 3:58 PM

OHREALLYNOW:

Thanks for the question. I continue to "harp" on this citizenship issue because the United States Constitution sets forth said requirements to be President. I also took an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign OR domestic. Next question?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 3:57 PM

bsimon1:

No thanks. I will bring it up every time the WaPo attempts to call Obama "President".

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 3:53 PM

JakeD you sound like such an idiot. Why do you continue to harp on this citizenship issue? I am an American citizen and although I am not able to visit Trinidad and Mexico during this economic CRISIS, I will be visiting ARUBA!!!!!!! Get over it, you too SAINT. The American people have spoken, Barack Obama is our President, and that's that!!

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | April 15, 2009 3:50 PM

Hey, disinfo trolls:


Your boy W would have been mugging it up for the telly cams under similar circumstances.


That said, it would be entirely appropriate for the WH press office to release a color still photo before 5 p.m. -- an understated sop to those who judge a President by a military "mission accomplished" (in this case, a REAL one).


***


WILL TEAM OBAMA FULFILL ITS PROMISE ON DOJ TORTURE MEMOS?


http://nowpublic.com/world/bush-doj-memos-used-legal-cover-domestic-torture

OR

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 15, 2009 3:47 PM

"For the record, Obama is not "The President" unless he is a "natural born" citizen."

Reposting that nonsense is as annoying as the folks that still sport the 'Re-elect Gore' bumper stickers. Get over it.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 15, 2009 3:36 PM

For the record, Obama is not "The President" unless he is a "natural born" citizen. As for his trip tomorrow, how many Americans during this economic CRISIS will get to visit Trinidad, let alone Mexico?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 3:14 PM

Another "Crises" too good to pass up?

What a Shameless Schmuck!

Posted by: SAINT---The | April 15, 2009 2:59 PM

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