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Obama Gets His Feet Off the Desk!

by Keith Koffler on July 30, 2013, 6:07 pm

Remember we had a problem? President Obama was putting his feet up on everything, chewing gum, dressing casually, and generally behaving like the Oval Office WAS A COLLEGE DORMITORY ROOM?

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Well, judging by some recent photos it appears the president is actually trying to at least not put his feet on every available varnished surface. He’s still chomping the Nicorette and occasionally dressing like a teenager, but the feet ARE OFF THE HISTORIC RESOLUTE DESK.

You know, the one John John used to play in. It was lovingly crafted from the timbers of the British Frigate HMS Resolute and given as a gift to the United States by Queen Victoria in 1856.

Just look at this!

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And this!

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And this!

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Well, okay, not everything’s off the desk.

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But still, we’re making progress here!


rawheadrex July 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

He likes putting his feet on things, such as his heels on the necks of taxpayers to squeeze a few more bucks from them.

Playrighter July 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Was that a “boot on their throats”?

Or was he trying to determine whose arse to kick?

At least it’s nice to know that he’s “evolving”.

rawheadrex July 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm


Brett July 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

In that on shot, you can actually see a little man stuck on the sole of his shoe.

Julie Brueckheimer July 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

He seems to have no respect for gifts from the British. Remember the Churchill bust brouhaha.

Mandy Manners July 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I’ve a feeling he loathes the Brits, except for Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and Donald MacLean.

Brett July 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Now there’s a blast from the past!

Brett July 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Philby’s treason and defection drove James Angleton insane. Now, granted, that was a pretty short trip but his betrayal had an extreme emotional impact on Angleton. Philby was one of the 3.5 people he ever trusted and he told him things. Angleton’s resultant paranoia crippled CIA Counterintelligence for 20 years.
His prolific Liaison Contact Reports generated from meetings with Philby were locked in Angleton’s personal safe and never analyzed until the time of his death.

Mandy Manners July 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I hope Philby had a miserable life in Moscow.

Brett July 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

By all accounts he did.
No matter what their rationale and excuses or who they worked for, men such as Philby and his ring and Hansen and Aimes and now Snowden and Manning all betrayed a trust – a very significant trust. So no matter who takes them in, they are all known as Traitors first.
The rest is just Sad Story.

Mandy Manners July 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Speaking of the devil, Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy today.

Brett July 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Yeah, I’ll go along with that. Intent is the issue. However, by virtue of his training, he was full aware that his compromise would cause a lot of damage. He couldn’t have know just how bad – but he damned sure knew it would be harmful. I bet the Damage Assessment is ongoing. So yeah, regardless of what the good Judge says, he betrayed his Country.
He’s still looking at 128 very lonely years.

Lizzy July 31, 2013 at 4:04 am

Oh good one he’s got ‘Cambridge four envy’.

Langley Spook July 31, 2013 at 6:52 am

Ha! being a history ‘spook’ thats a great reference

Al47 July 30, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Does he think the furniture came from the Salvation Army?

Mandy Manners July 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Do you really think it’s either nice or smart to insult the owner of a blog?

Anonna July 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Looks as if he’s now marring its polish with the side of his shoes.

srdem65 July 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

We don’t approve of anti-gay slurs here, please take your bigotry elsewhere.

Star July 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

Whatever she said this time, I guess Keith removed it. Good–talk about progress!

srdem65 July 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Methinks someone told him that the little people were getting restless with his abuse of their furniture.
MrsO should note that the little people don’t like their iconic rooms used as exercise gyms, either.

Mandy Manners July 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm

The White House has a gym. Why doesn’t she use it?

srdem65 July 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

MissManners, I don’t know why MrsO does anything.

Mandy Manners July 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Because she can?

Eva July 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

You sound like a real classy lady!!

Sadie July 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Gail, it’s apparent what you do know couldn’t fill a thimble.

rawheadrex July 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Gale might be more appropriate, as in gust of wind. Please take your invective elsewhere. Detroit has a shortage of same, as in winds of change. It’s city council voted to ask DoJ to take action in the Trayvon Martin matter. Perhaps you could suggest its astute members concern themselves with proper arrangement of deck chairs.
What HRC does to his or her posterior of the candidate in 2016 may begin with a ‘k,’ but ‘ick’ is more likely to what she will think than what you dream.

Sol July 30, 2013 at 11:32 pm

It’s well and proper he should keep his feet (and ‘his other face’, when he can learn how to) off The Desk. Crossing his legs like that IS preferable – so we can hope he develops blood clots which will ‘travel to the right places’.

Star July 31, 2013 at 11:01 am

Gross–are you wishing someone dead?

Sol August 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Not as such – if it should happen, it’ll happen. And I’m just trying to look for the silver lining. Hoping and wishing are two different things: hoping == playing the odds; wishing == actively participating by invocation of some higher force.

Squirrel Hill July 31, 2013 at 6:32 am

Here are 226 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

OldTimer July 31, 2013 at 8:00 am

These photos are the official photos taken by the WH photographer. Is the WH trying to portray Obama as someone hip and cool in order to impress the younger crowd? I see a guy who does not take his job seriously and who is lazy.

Kate July 31, 2013 at 8:36 am

At least he does when the camera’s are clicking. And gy the way, who decorated the Oval Office? It looks cheap and…

Regime Change July 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

I love those pictures. They remind me of Hitler’s private moments at Berchtesgarden. All Obama needs is a german shepard running around and line of little white kids to patronize before they are sent to “camp.”

Star July 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

Really? The Nazi riff?

Ginger July 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

The way all of the Obama’s behave reminds me of a saying my daddy used often: “their background is showing.”

sara kohart August 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

Obama has no respect for the white house, I have watched him being disrespectful from day one, It is pathetic that a president would do this

45 cal Jimbo August 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Now, if only he can get his head out of his as…