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Oh, man, Michelle looks *pissed*

Look at these guys. Look at ’em!

Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Prime Minister of Denmark) and Obama, grinning like frat boys at Mandela’s funeral and popping off a selfie. I suspect these guys are going to regret this snippet of bad optics going down in history.

Amateurs. Remember when a camera caught Clinton laughing as he came out of Ron Brown’s funeral, and he immediately made a boo-hoo face and wiped away a tear? That’s how you politick, gentlemen. (Bonus: that YouTube describes a paranoid theory of Ron Brown’s death I’d totally forgotten).

Embarrassing — my source for this image is Imgur — where it’s been posted, like, fifty times today. Imgur: the biggest little time suck on the internet (if you’re a lookin’-at-the-pictures kindofa weasel).


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 10, 2013, 6:55 pm

I remember very well the Clinton event (and the curious details of Brown’s death). When Michelle Obama is the only one in the crowd showing class, you know you’re among miserable company.

Of course, Mandela is probably the closest thing to Jesus for her: a black African communist.

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 10, 2013, 7:37 pm

They remind me of a group of awkward teenagers at the funeral of an elder.

You hit it on the head, Christopher. Mandela was surely the closest thing to Jesus that MO can imagine. BO can’t imagine anything larger than himself, of course.

Comment from mojo
Time: December 10, 2013, 7:44 pm

Later made him switch seats with her.


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: December 10, 2013, 8:51 pm

That ain’t “class”, Christopher, as much as it’s “pissed, and tryin’ not to show it too much!”

You can almost see the li’l thought-thunderhead forming: “Just wait’ll we get back to the White House, and get you upstairs, mister!!”

The steam coming out of ‘er ears isn’t going to do her ‘do one bit o’ good, either – I’d say it’s a safe bet that Li’l Obambam ain’t gettin’ what he otherwise might have got for Christmas, IYKWIMAITYD…

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: December 10, 2013, 9:10 pm

There is another picture of him with his arms crossed and you can just tell she gave him the ‘look’ Oh to be a fly in AF1.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 10, 2013, 9:23 pm

Oh, God — here’s the frame where she makes him swap seats:



Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 10, 2013, 9:31 pm

Yeah he’s pouting because she made him behave.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 10, 2013, 9:36 pm

Oh, HotAir has got a few more pitchas. (Hey, I’m pretty sure I was on this first. Ummm…after Imgur, of course. BTW, Imgur had Mandela’s death before any other source I follow).

The HA charitable explanation is, POTUS got up to deliver his eulogy and FLOTUS slid over to talk to Madame Denmark, so when he got back they ended up like that.

Ya shooooor.

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 10, 2013, 10:24 pm

Boom baby!

I find it hilarious, that as an individual I report a clear and present threat to the safety of US troops … and … there is silence!

I mean, it is in the Court Martial proceedings of NZDF personnel .. and the US media won’t touch it.

Why is that?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 10, 2013, 10:34 pm

I’m not sure which disturbs me more. Obama’s Sociopathic Narcissism, or the Left wing media’s drooling sycophantic worship of Obama……

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: December 10, 2013, 11:04 pm

Those photos beg to be photoshopped with those pop up text balloons over the heads of the people in the image showing us what they might be thinking.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 10, 2013, 11:48 pm

I dunno, Oceania. Your stuff went into my holding pen this morning, and I meant to approve it. And then the phone rang. And then the cat wanted out. And then I thought, “wait, what?”

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 11, 2013, 12:39 am

Is Mad jack looking forward to his first Christmas?

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 11, 2013, 12:54 am

Christopher Taylor….I snorted beer out my nose.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 11, 2013, 1:14 am


Do NOT consume UK media for at least 28 days – apparently the period during which nothing has happened (or will happen) in the entire world that does not concern the death of an elderly black African sometime terrorist.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 11, 2013, 4:07 am

Guys at the UK Telegraph:

“What on earth is going on? Why do world leaders now behave like this? And at a memorial service? I saw that selfie picture and my response was simple and from the gut: what the hell do you think you’re doing man? Whatever it is stop it.”

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 11, 2013, 4:48 am

Sweasle? Oh that was stuff from two days ago … I’m a day ahead …
Yes, it was somewhat stomach churning, even for me .. but alas need to know info! You know my stuff is usually true … which is why you hit delete.
On reflection, it is probably too hot for consumption here.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: December 11, 2013, 5:32 am

These guys are pissed at Dubya for smiling during a photo with Bono. I suppose they couldn’t allow Teh Lightbringer to be the only one to get tut-tutted.


Comment from Prince Ton, ’81 Salutatorian
Time: December 11, 2013, 6:42 am

Moochelle’s engorgement… maybe she caught a whiff of ovulating competitor.

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 11, 2013, 11:51 am

This is what happened with the Jewish Bolsheviks, and then they slaughtered everyone.


Comment from dissent555
Time: December 11, 2013, 2:02 pm

Oh, man, Michelle looks *pissed*

yes, yes, yes … but look at her toned arms!!!!

Her jaw looks pretty toned in that pic too.

Comment from I Kan Reed
Time: December 11, 2013, 5:50 pm

Bathhouse Bee-rrick has demonstrated amply that his dream date is an older Caucasian wealthy Democrat donor, a fellow Man’s Country, Chicago gay club member.

But, as a half-Black, a blonde woman will be his cryptonite about 50% of time. True dat.

Comment from surly ermine
Time: December 11, 2013, 6:24 pm

Completely off topic. Just wanted to share this sculpture with you Sweasel. Somehow reminded me of you. 🙂


Comment from kilroy182
Time: December 11, 2013, 6:33 pm

Moar Chikin Sweaters, huehuehue.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 11, 2013, 7:27 pm

Long as they aren’t knitted by the woman who uses yarn as a tampon.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 11, 2013, 7:59 pm

That is awesome, surly.

Comment from Mojo
Time: December 11, 2013, 10:48 pm

“I mean, it is in the Court Martial proceedings of NZDF personnel ”

What, all 13 thousand of them?

Comment from JeffS
Time: December 11, 2013, 11:44 pm

The steam coming out of ‘er ears isn’t going to do her ‘do one bit o’ good, either – I’d say it’s a safe bet that Li’l Obambam ain’t gettin’ what he otherwise might have got for Christmas, IYKWIMAITYD…

If President Jug Ears ever got “it” in the first place, J.S., IYKWIMAITTYD…

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 11, 2013, 11:58 pm



Just the ones setting off IEDs which actually blew up Kiwis in US vehicles. Sweasel won’t allow it on her blog ….
But there is an ongoing court case …
Call me old fashioned, but why would NZDF start placing IEDs to target US vehicles in Afghanistan? And why would the USA shut up about it?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: December 12, 2013, 12:10 am

I saw these These Chickens and thought of you. So cute!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 12, 2013, 3:29 am

My Word, those are fancy birds!

Comment from Veeshir
Time: December 12, 2013, 3:39 am

I’d think Obama is a Photoshopper’s nightmare, his pics are so ridiculous it’s hard to make them any funnier.

It’s hard to be funnier than total narcissism and self-absorption coupled with no introspection or social graces.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 14, 2013, 1:55 am

@stoaty – Imgur: the biggest little time suck on the internet

No chit, between Imgur, Tumblr and Vimeo I can easily spend an entire day being entertained, amazed and delighted.

Madamescherzo at tumblr dot com is one of my fav daily jumping off points (hopefully I’ve avoided the spam trap with my lame link dodge)

Vanderluen always has something interesting that leads me down various paths…including this hilarious pix of hTe Wun begging Moochelle’s forgiveness while the “the statuesque blond” (as the ABC Newstwats referred to the PM of Denmark)gazes wistfully into the distance. Now _that’s_ an embarrassing photo.

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