November 26, 2010

The Prez gets an elbow to the face while playing basketball.

It takes 12 stitches to close up the wound.

58 comments:

shoutingthomas said...

While I'm not an Obama fan, this speaks well for him.

Good for him for getting out there and playing.

Good for him for keeping it real and taking a lick in the chops.

Keeps the mind clear.

Maguro said...

Serves him right for trying to post up Michelle.

rhhardin said...

More elbow room needed.

edutcher said...

They were initially so insistent it wasn't Reggie Love, I was sure they were lying. (Imagine)

This is even cuter.

The Zero takes one on the chin for ignoring the illegals when there was a shot to ram amnesty through.

PS Bet Sarahcuda wouldn't've wussed out like that!

Rialby said...

Possible NY Post Headlines:

Read My Lips, No Thrown Elbows
Power Forward Rips Prez Lips
Korea Explodes, Prez Mouth Sewed

Lem said...

I'm wishing the president a speedy recovery..

wait..

Does that mean he wont be giving us any lip for a while?

madAsHell said...

He was probably trying to steal, and re-distribute the ball.

I see a lot of elbows in his future.

Trooper York said...

If Mort is awake he would tell you that any jokes about the Presidents lips would be racist.

The Drill SGT said...

Ah, the problems of playing with the troops.

Twice while commanding a tank company I took elbows that caused stitches. Both just above the eye in the eyebrow area.

I had my suspicions about one of my troublemakers, but one can't take any official notice of an elbow :)


I know AllenS would have thought about giving the Old Man a shot of the situation presented itself, right? :)

The Crack Emcee said...

I'd like to give him an elbow to the face.

BTW - Are they going to treat this like Dick Cheney's hunting trip?

k*thy said...

Lots of blood, I'll bet. I'd of been nervous if I'd been the flagerant elbow...

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"Twice while commanding a tank company I took elbows that caused stitches."

Did you require a local for closure, like our Twink in Chief did?

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

I realize this has news value because he's the President; but this story has "slow news day" written all over it.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

Barack Obama bashed in the kisser by an illegal alien on Thanksgiving.

This story has "schadenfreude" written all over it.

blake said...

Alert Secret Service men grabbed the elbow and wrestled it to the ground.

DADvocate said...

Ouch. I've seen guys get their lower lip get cut clean through catching elbows.

Clyde said...

Was his foot injured, too? I know that it's frequently in his mouth...

Jason (the commenter) said...

I don't think someone who picked Biden as his Vice President should be allowed to play any sport which might lead to physical injury.

Julius said...

My favorite Copenhagen newspaper calls Obama "a hero in defeat". That's defeat as in having lost the war in Afghanistan. Do you Americans back there stateside agree that we've lost and that we've all but declared non-victory? Because that's how our friends over here are seeing it.

I guess now he is a hero in defeat who took an elbow to the face and required 12 stitches.

Trooper York said...

Needs a new tag.

Obama is like Lisa Rinna.

AJ Lynch said...

OT somewhat. It's sad Obama is more knowledgeable about the Miami Heat NBA team than world events. For proof, watch his interview with Barbara Walters- Obama drones on and on with canned soundbites until she asks him about Lebron and the Heat. Then Obama gets all animated and actually sounds truly knowledgeable. This supports recent unnamed WH sources that said Obama is angry, aloof, reclusive and bitter except when Sportscenter is the topic.

Cedarford said...

Kudos to Barry O for showing he isn't a total wimp. Or aloof snob.

Probably help his numbers. Voters like a Prez ready to take an elbow to his face or get knocked on his ass now and then to play his game.

Now on the guy that elbowed him..could he be the next emissary to Yemen?

rcocean said...

Its tough under the boards, everyone takes a shot to the kisser, even a President.

Lincolntf said...

If I wrote captions...

"Vigorous Teabagging Takes Toll?"

MrBuddwing said...

Barack Obama bashed in the kisser by an illegal alien on Thanksgiving.

If this is typical "conservative" humor, perhaps we could be spared further examples of it in favor of something that's actually humorous.

Word verification: dinoi.

george said...

I hear the State Department has been sent out to offer concessions to the elbow.

Lem said...

I don't think someone who picked Biden as his Vice President should be allowed to play any sport which might lead to physical injury.

Thats a good point Jason.

Fen said...

Before they could wave smelling salts under Obama's nose, Hillary had rushed to the Press Briefing Room to delcare "I am in control here".

traditionalguy said...

Elbows are the greatest source of broken noses for defenders in basketball. I am glad to see Obama getting into real games not fixed in advance.

rcocean said...

Its always tough when you're under the boards, trying to get it in the hole, and you just can't get it up because of somebody trying to dominate and throw an elbow or a knee.

I'm sure Obama has gotten worse from Michelle.

Lincolntf said...

If Reagan hadn't deregulated elbows back in the Eighties, this tragedy could have been prevented.

Lem said...

I originally thought the source of Fen's after Reagan was shot reference was "Cap" Weinberger..

Upon further review it turns out it was Alexander Haig..

I read that much later there was some dispute as to the veracity of Haig's assertion.. it seems at the time he made it he was the most senior member of the presidents cabinet at the white House..

It didnt help any.. by then his place in History seemed sealed.

Lem said...

Latino Elbows into Obama's Shellacking.

America's Politico said...

This is yet another item in how the GOP is over-reaching. The voters love their POTUS who works hard and plays hard. Every person I spoke with this evening felt very concerned about the POTUS.

The GOP keeping digging their own grave. Keep on trucking.

Obama-Biden defeats any GOP ticket in every state, especially Alaska and Arkansas.

Lincolntf said...

Obama's real approval rating is about 5%. Those are the people directly dependent on him for a living or hopelessly and emotionally devoted to his fortunes. Everyone else in the country, and the world, knows that he's been a dismal failure and shows all the signs of getting worse. Only half admit it now, but in a year three-quarters will, and in two years we'll begin forgetting the sad experiment that was his career.

Chip Ahoy said...

Uh oh. I see a new Federal lay requiring all basketball players to wear Nerf elbow pads.

Bob_R said...

Twelve stitches? Isn't there a review panel under Obamacare that limits the number of stitches?

"Is this an officer or enlisted man?"

"Enlisted."

"Make the stitches big."

Pogo said...

Twelve?

I do think at a certain point you've had enough stitches.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

"When I arrived in Chicago, I didn't know a soul," he said. "Twenty years later, I'm one of the most powerful Democrats in the state. I know how to throw an elbow if I have to."

I guess now he knows how to take one too.

TRO said...

"Every person I spoke with this evening felt very concerned about the POTUS."

All Democrats/liberals I am sure. The rest of us don't care or get a very mild kick out of him getting an elbow in a game. Nothing serious, just a reminder to him that he is human after all.

former law student said...

Instead of debate, I want to see some Obama-Palin one-on-one.

E.M. Davis said...

Uh oh. I see a new Federal lay ...

Great. We're getting screwed again.

BJM said...

Jeebus AP you're scaring me now.

Your comment summons up a call list of liberals keening & rending their hair shirts as they mill about leaderless.

Don't worry, you'll always have Biden.

David S. Lott said...

The culprit?

Reynaldo Decerega, age 38.

Programs Director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Foundation.

Didn't know that organization or post existed.

It would be interesting to know how this mid level employee of a mid level government entity gets the invite to play hoops with the President.

I am not assuming anything nefarious, but how do they pick these people?

It might be a diversity thing. Every group but females gets to play hoops and golf with the Prez.

AllenS said...

Drill,

I served with some rugged, hard Airborne men, especially those who were called "lifers". If you took a shot, it had better be your best shot, because these men would give more than they would take.

lemondog said...

Was that the collective elbow of the American voter?

I do think at a certain point you've had enough stitches.

Three should suffice, no?

Will the teleprompter be retired......or retrained to sign language?

rdkraus said...

Add this to (the very short) list of things I like about Captain Just-Got-His-Own-Ass Kicked. One more thing and I'll have to move to my second hand.

Joins other items on list:

Allowed military to shoot pirates.
Eats burgers, fries, shakes, and lets kids eat too.
Smokes occassional cancer stick.
Drinks.
Still dates his own wife.

Um ...

Well, that's it.

AllenS said...

Here's what I almost said before I decided not to post it:

Last year, Obama won the Peace Prize for doing absolutely fucking nothing. After this event, how fast will someone declare him eligible for a Purple Heart?

WV: redies

Something that a hardluck Zombie goes through.

AllenS said...

Obama challenged another famous basketball player to some one on one. That person was Sarah Palin. Look what happened.

rdkraus said...

The Zero vs. The Cuda.

One on one.

I'd pay to see that.

former law student said...

Every group but females gets to play hoops and golf with the Prez.

I can see golf, but why risk splitting some woman's lip?

AllenS said...

I can see golf, but why risk having Obama's lip being split open by a woman, especially if that woman is a Tea Party hottie?

lemondog said...

Wow! 12 stitches and amazingly he walked under his own steam unlike this wimp prez:

He tried to walk into the hospital himself but his knees buckled and he had to be helped. They put him on a gurney, and soon he started the one-liners. Quoting Churchill, he reminded everyone that there's nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at without effect. To Mrs. Reagan, it was, "Honey, I forgot to duck." To the doctors, "I just hope you're Republicans."

somefeller said...

Obama challenged another famous basketball player to some one on one. That person was Sarah Palin. Look what happened.

One was elected President of the United States in 2008 and the other became a punchline?

AllenS said...

"Obama, what happened?"

"I got hit with a punchline."

DaveW said...

Good old "non-contact" basketball. I got my collar bone broken in junior high school playing basketball.

Trooper York said...

"Obama challenged another famous basketball player to some one on one. That person was Sarah Palin. Look what happened"

One became one of the most unpopular politicans in America and the other got a reality show.

lemondog said...

One became one of the most unpopular politicans in America and the other got a reality show.

Seems to me both could be considered as the most unpopular, depending at the time on which ideological group is shrillest, and both got a reality show.