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Obama Caught Without Teleprompter

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 4:41 pm

OK, this does it:

We totally have to hack this guy’s Teleprompter.

It’s not even up for discussion any more. This thing is happening.

95 Responses to “Obama Caught Without Teleprompter”

  1. I ain’t even gonna push the play button.


    I think that’s as much as I need to know right there.

    EW1(SG) (e27928)

  2. Could someone revoke this guy’s visa?
    Perhaps he can be the first ex-pat Pres?

    AD - RtR/OS (efb8b3)

  3. Wait, wasn’t this the guy who chided us all for not speaking the enlightened languages of Europe?

    How’s your French, Obama?

    Techie (9c008e)

  4. Whoever hacks this guys teleprompter has my undying love and devotion.

    Mary (1dc631)

  5. We can all wait to hear a first-hand account of exactly what happened.

    JVW (bff0a4)

  6. All Hail TOTUS, umm, ahh, umm, ahh

    Hacking TOTUS — Sounds like a challenge too cool to pass up on…….

    J. Raymond Wright (e8d0ca)

  7. I think that TOTUS has a sense of humor, and was screwing with POTUS.

    JD (850d33)

  8. I think the TOTUS was to blame. It was over there in Pigalle looking for action with a plasma screen when it was supposed to be in charge.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  9. We should ask that a–hole kid who hacked into Palin’s e – mail to do this job.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  10. Nah, he was being all pensive. It creates the illusion that he was picking his words carefully…yeah, that’s the ticket

    Gazzer (a59618)

  11. Sounds like a fool.

    Jimminy'cricket (637168)

  12. To the Patterico commentators – Can’t you comprehend the importance and historic significance of Obama’s trip to Europe?

    Obama is one of few leaders in history to surrender to France!

    Perfect Sense (0922fa)

  13. A website with no security system talking about hacking. Rich

    i like america (a664fb)

  14. Haven’t we seen this “i heart Amerikkka” one before?

    JD (850d33)

  15. He makes a good point about the security.

    not "no one you know" at all (a664fb)

  16. I’m not worried. This country did not survive for 233 years by depending on a President or a Congress or both.

    nk (c2b047)

  17. To listen to him talk you’d think he’d conquered fascism, defeated a mortal enemy, discovered a cure for cancer or the keys to a sound economy. Or even wrote one article for the Harvard Law Review.

    He won am election where the media was totally in the tank for him. Who is he to tell the rest of us what we must do?

    What an arrogant blowhard.

    He’s even worse than the disaster I knew he would be. He’s insufferable. I can’t stand the sound of his voice. I make no apologies for admitting I suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome.

    Terry Gain (6de19d)

  18. There seems to be way too many gaffes in this administration. Could they be distracting our attention while they rob us blind?

    There has to be a 12 year old computer nerd out there somewhere that can hack TOTUS.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  19. Ron Burgundy Lives!

    EricPWJohnson (4e5637)

  20. American military families make incalculable sacrifices to liberate Iraq and hand al Qaeda an ass kicking and this retard calls it a distraction.

    He’s too narcissistic to understand that no matter how much he slags his own country the Europeans won’t send one more combat troop to Afghanistan.

    Terry Gain (6de19d)

  21. I see treason is all the rage here in the land of the butthurt.

    A little patriotism would go a long way with this gaggle of butthurt twunts.

    Yes, I said twunt.

    Only a twunt talks about “hacking” anything close to the President for any purpose.

    It would help you not look like idiots if you twunts even knew the very first thing about internet security, which is clearly over your puny twunt heads.

    /but TOTUS is pretty funny

    i like america (a664fb)

  22. Yeah, I thought I recognized this “i love amerikkka” one. A vile one it is.

    JD (850d33)

  23. Liking America isn’t good enough. If you understood what’s happening you would want him to crash and burn before he does any more harm.

    Terry Gain (6de19d)

  24. Terry Gain – That one is not worthy of engaging.

    JD (850d33)

  25. Yet you do it, JD. Just like old times. But this time you don’t know what alts I’ve been using all this time

    i like america (a664fb)

  26. I have to wonder if “i <3 amerikkka” had the same thing to say about people who openly hoped a Supreme Court justice would die early from clogged arteries.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  27. You see, it never fails. The Leftists need to proclaim their superiority, and in doing so, have to admit that they are cowardly little asshats, that hide behind multiple names, employing the sockpuppetry skills of one of their idols, the gleeeeens.

    JD (850d33)

  28. Hitchcock – There is a fundamental difference between these issues. It is clear that Patterico is making a joke when he jokes about hacking TOTUS. The people that openly wished/hoped for the early death of a conservative SC Justice meant it.

    JD (850d33)

  29. I see treason is all the rage here in the land of the butthurt.

    Treason? That’s not a charge one should throw around lightly.

    Besides, I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism. We’re all just being really patriotic.

    Steverino (b12c49)

  30. JD, I agree with you on that. There is definitely a huge difference in intent. But I have no doubt ‘i <3 amerikkka’ would not call wishing the death of a conservative member of the judicial branch treasonous.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  31. Steverino – I find it ironic that they so comfortably throw terms like that around. When the prior President was in office, if you questioned their dissent, their initial reaction was always “why are you accusing me of being treasonous”, even if nobody had made that accusation. Another case of projection, as they were just assuming that we would act the way they knew they would. Kind of like the Kerry “how dare you question my patriotism” every time someone criticized him. Did you know he served in VietNam?

    JD (850d33)

  32. Hitch – the i hate amerikkka types are as predictable as Barcky screwing up.

    JD (850d33)

  33. This “i <3 amerikkka” is one of those left-kkkult dipsticks who claims he is here to expose right wing hypocrisy or something, correct? Irony is not a concept fucksticks like “i <3 amerikkka” understand.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  34. I love my country.

    I never wished for harm to anyone in US office, even when _I_ was butthurt when W took office (without the popular vote, no less).

    Was I mad? You bet I was. Was I distressed? To no end. Did I ever make any threats on the infrastructure of my government? Nope. Even as a joke? No. Whatever you’re blathering on about some other twunts wishing heart problems on Supreme Court Justices? Never once did I do that. They’re twunts just like you are if you think it is all chuckles thinking about harming anything resembling the President.

    Patriotism knows no party, only country.

    But let’s be serious, the total lack of password protection here is really sad. Most public web sites are at least popular enough that they NEED passwords to keep the spammers out. Not this hole, clearly.

    i like america (a664fb)

  35. Who hurt your butt, assmunch? Who wished harm on anyone here, liar? Why do these Leftist insist on absolute asspulls, religiously?


    JD (850d33)

  36. “We totally have to hack this guy’s Teleprompter.”

    The man says so many absurd things, it is almost as if it already IS hacked.
    You will only know the teleprompter is hacked when he mistakenly says something like
    “America is a beacon of freedom for the world.
    It is the greatest nation on earth.
    It is ready to lead the world to defeat terrorism and turn the page on the failed ideologies of communism and islamic extremist.”

    It will annoy liberals no end to say that!

    Travis Monitor (cfa2f1)

  37. well, amerikkka’s ignorance is showing

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  38. “even when _I_ was butthurt when W took office”

    If you had only been old enough to vote you might have been able to participate.

    Help is available for you obsessions. Sonfrony your demons, _I_, butthurts and twunts. It’s never to late. Repent.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  39. Right. I am sure you will be able to point out your voiciferous denunciations of the assassination jokes from Air America, the fooking movies made about it, the sheer hatred and invective from the Left, during the Bush years. Surely you registered a commensurate level of outrage, contemporaneously, as you have generated over a joke about a teleprompter.

    JD (850d33)

  40. Confront

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  41. The ‘treason’ charge was not thrown lightly. Remember who it is you’re talking about hacking.

    Just because you call him the TOTUS does not make him any less your President.

    And you really thought I’d side with the people wanting SC Justices to die? Pure projection.

    i like america (a664fb)

  42. when W took office (without the popular vote, no less).

    I forgot which passage of the Constitution says the winner of the popular vote wins the election?

    They’re twunts just like you are if you think it is all chuckles thinking about harming anything resembling the President.

    No one here has spoken of harming the President.

    Tell me, if you burn the President in effigy, is that “harming anything resembling the President”?

    It’s amazing how you want to chill all dissent.

    Steverino (b12c49)

  43. I was right here doing it, JD. Right here. Find a threat.

    daley, how red was your face right now? Priceless

    i like america (a664fb)

  44. “I never wished for harm to anyone in US office, even when _I_ was butthurt when W took office”

    So you engage in extra sodomy when Republicans are in office? I dont think this blog needs to know about your sexual proclivities.

    @JD: There was study that confirmed that the amount of obscenities on leftwing blogs is massively higher than on rightwing blogs or other non-political blogs. Apparently, the leftists of America are a bunch of potty-mouths.

    Travis Monitor (cfa2f1)

  45. Obama apologizes for being American everywhere he goes but I hurt my big butt here claims he loves Amerikkkka. There’s a disconnect and I think I know one of them is lying.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  46. I don’t want to chill dissent, Steverino. I want to chill threats.

    And I want to taunt you, irritate you, and generally troll you. And I’m doing a fine job of it as usual.

    i like america (a664fb)

  47. “daley, how red was your face right now? Priceless”

    Not red at all butthurts. Try skipping the gerbils for a few weeks.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  48. For the hack, I vote for:

    I am Sofa King!
    Wee Todd did!

    starboardhelm (94c0da)

  49. You don’t know how to put a username and password on a blog, so I don’t expect you to know what butthurt means.

    But I did not make it up, you are just ignorant.

    i like america (a664fb)

  50. You see people, I was right. This one was serious about that treason accusation. I will not even bother to try to explain to him the difference between TOTUS and POTUS. Or how hacking an electronic object in no way equates to a threat against anyone.

    You made those denunciations at the time? Prove it.

    JD (850d33)

  51. daley, I’m not convinced.

    Not at all.

    And gerbil reference? Seriously? You spent an unrefundable amount of life trying to one-up me and you came up with a gerbil reference?

    Not good enough

    i like america (a664fb)

  52. You did not live in the West Village in the late 1970s and early 1980s, so you really do not know what butt hurt means. You are just ignorant.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  53. It is you that claims a threat has been made. Prove it, assmunch. It talks about its butthurt, and has the temerity to claim others are ignorant.

    JD (850d33)

  54. “Not good enough”

    If that’s all you’ve got in response I’d say anything I have is more than enough, but I didn’t know there was a competition. Is that what this is? Seriously? Are you going to make up rulz as you go along or something?

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  55. There’s something surrealistic or Twilight-Zone-ish about this moment in US history.

    A banana-republic booty-head occupying the Oval Office and, based on the blog entry below, members of an industry (ie, the media, certainly the print portion of it) feigning — or claiming — political neutrality on most occasions, yet also applauding President Teleprompter—perhaps kind of like the crew of the Titanic cheering on their captain? All of this against the backdrop of a rather peculiarly major national/international recession that’s still unfolding before our eyes.

    Mark (411533)

  56. “It talks about its butthurt”

    JD – Now it says it’s hemorrhoids relate to computer passwords not Bush. The goalposts, they are moving.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  57. TOTUS comeback was weak. You’ll see I said TOTUS was funny when I started trolling you (quite successfully) above.

    For those of you mouth breathers following along at home (JD, I’m looking at you), that means I either got the reference or had access to something called google.

    Either way, there was obviously no reason to explain it, but then what’s obvious to me needs spelling out for JD.

    I stand by my assertion that TOTUS is funny and I’ll be using it in the future when I troll liberals.

    i like america (a664fb)

  58. “I stand by my assertion that TOTUS is funny and I’ll be using it in the future when I troll liberals.”

    Give a holler when you do that so peeps here can watch you go that. Don’t worry, we won’t get butthurt if you don’t. lulz.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  59. daley, I think you actually believe what you’re writing.

    I don’t think you actually understand what those words mean. But then, it makes trolling you easier.


    JD still around?

    i like america (a664fb)

  60. I do not care if you are a regular, a conservative, a Leftist, or more likely, a martian. You are an asshat extraordinaire. You claimed a threat on a person, which is an aggressive lie.

    But, I will give you credit for admitting you are a troll. I now hold you in higher regards than a syphlitic splodeydope that mainlines smack while buggering goats. And you are still a coward.

    JD (850d33)

  61. Trolling ideologues is a piece of cake.

    You’d know this if you had any wit at all.

    Why do you think they banninate trolls? They know their reading populace can’t handle them.

    i like america (a664fb)

  62. i like america – I hope you don’t run out of Jergens while you are here.

    fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  63. Ooh JD used the word “asshat”. I taught you that word so EABOD.

    Want proof? Do your own research. It is a quick google “jd like america asshat” away, asshat.

    Look up butthurt while you’re there. And EABOD. It isn’t as funny as TOTUS, but it is useful in these situations.

    i like america (a664fb)

  64. Bedtime here.

    I’ll pray for you i like america.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  65. You claimed that it was treasonous to make a threat. Prove that there was a threat made.

    Yet another coward. Begging to be banned.

    We cannot handle you? We laugh at you. We mock you. You are like those little balls that cats bat around with their paws. Or a speedbag.

    Now a troll is claiming that it coined a term that has been in use for years. They are always so invested in some imagined superiority.

    JD (850d33)

  66. So, I googled “jd like america asshat” and none points to anything that would demonstrate that you taught me that term. In fact, 2 of the first 10 results were comments left by me using such an illustrious term. So, now you have proven yourself to be a troll, and a liar.

    JD (850d33)

  67. You play into my hands each time you address me, JD.

    I didn’t claim to coin the term ‘asshat’. I did claim to teach it to you. Focus.

    I will now teach you what butthurt means.

    “Butthurt” is what the liberals call conservatives who got their butts kicked in the last election.

    But you twunts went straight for the gay reference that was never there.

    *yawn* number two.

    With butts that sore, and minds this dim, I guess you feel you get a slide on the treason.

    Call up the Secret Service and see how they like your joke.

    i like america (a664fb)

  68. Holy hilarity, JD, you actually did what I told you to?


    I’m done now. Thanks. And daley was right for once.. the Jergens allllmost ran out

    i like america (a664fb)

  69. You did not teach it to me either, douchenozzle.

    Prove that there was a threat made.


    JD (850d33)

  70. So it admits that it is an unadulterated liar, an employer of sockpuppetry, and an avowed troll. You must have a great life. Shouldn’t you be off doing something worthwhile?

    JD (850d33)

  71. i hate amerikkka has bored me to tears. Goodnight, people. Hopefully the lying little crapweasel is actually gone, and I suspect that once Patterico sees its admitted sockpuppetry, and its dishonest claims that a threat was made, it will be gone then.

    JD (850d33)

  72. I will now teach you what butthurt means.

    “Butthurt” is what the liberals call conservatives who got their butts kicked in the last election.

    It’s this sort of sophisticated wit that has made them the favorites of junior high schools across the nation.

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  73. Why give the turd spearing jackhole ila any attention?

    mossberg500 (392f23)

  74. Obama is literally incapable of thinking on his feet. Hard to believe this dimwit is president of the United States.

    Barack Obama … he’s not an intellectual, but he does play one on tv.

    jdflorida (cb54f8)

  75. Walter Mitty lives in the form of the president. The guy is a complete phony and creation of David Axelrod — right down to the change in name from Barry to Barack.

    jdflorida (cb54f8)

  76. I don’t want to chill dissent, Steverino. I want to chill threats.

    And I want to taunt you, irritate you, and generally troll you. And I’m doing a fine job of it as usual.

    You aren’t affecting me the way you think you are.

    And you didn’t answer my question: would burning (or hanging or kicking around) an image of the President constitute “harming anything resembling the President” in your mind?

    By the nature of the act, and the definition of “anything resembling”, it certainly is. And yet, that’s not a threat…or is it?

    Try to stay focused this time, little one.

    Steverino (b12c49)

  77. The troll reeks of “journalist” Hax . . . folks, please don’t feed it.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  78. He makes a good point about the security.

    Comment by not “no one you know” at all — 4/3/2009 @ 8:43 pm

    That is correct, this commenter’s not me.

    Wonder how this commenter knew that “i like america’s a he? Hmmm….IIRC “i like america” was the one who appropriated my moniker last time and got banned for it. Well at least “he” learns from “his”….

    this time you don’t know what alts I’ve been using all this time
    Comment by i like america — 4/3/2009 @ 9:32 pm


    Isn’t taking multiple screen names here a bannable offense? Not to mention open admission of trolldom.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  79. It’s not Hax, brother Brad. The writing style is too dissimilar. If “i like america” is a past troll, I’d guess Levi. But he might be a freshly-minted idjit, not a new avatar of an old troll.

    Steverino (69d941)

  80. Any and all true freedom loving Americans hate what Obama is doing to this nation. I hurt for my children and their children who will shame us forever for electing this Socialist Scum.

    krusher (880e1a)

  81. Reminds me of a comment I heard yesterday from a guy who is now convinced: “a person cannot return from the dead because if they could, Karl Marx would be hugging and kissing and praising Obama.”

    krusher (880e1a)

  82. Steverino, there was someone here with that moniker during election season, and he was just trolling (as noted). He claimed that he was someone who “protects” America, but that he wasn’t in the service. Meh.

    On a serious note, I don’t know how many of you have used a TelePrompter, but it is tougher than you think. The operator can really screw you up if he isn’t paying attention and scrolls too fast / slow. Then again, one would think that Obama has people that are up to the task, since this White House is only going to do what works.

    carlitos (09023c)

  83. Steverino – There didn’t seem to be enough profanity for Levi and Levi couldn’t complete many thoughts.

    From my perspective, trolls such as “i like america” who clearly come here in bad faith are mistaking the “game.” They are not unique or special. They are a dime a dozen. I am the one trolling them when they appear rather than the other way around as they claim. Since you know whatever they say is going to be absolute and total crap, it just doesn’t matter. If I have extra time on my hands I may swat them around for fun. They just want attention, like Hax.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  84. Isn’t taking multiple screen names here a bannable offense? Not to mention open admission of trolldom.

    Covariance / not “no one you know” at all / i like america = asshat^3.

    carlitos (09023c)

  85. linky

    carlitos (09023c)

  86. So basically, Barak Obama is Ron Burgundy.

    Wow. That’s a comforting thought.

    Batt Moon (e9a106)

  87. They just want attention, like Hax.

    Gawd, they must live miserable lives.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R., (53f6fc)

  88. Any and all true freedom loving Americans hate what Obama is doing to this nation. I hurt for my children and their children who will shame us forever for electing this Socialist Scum.

    I hurt for the ignorance and hate you so shamelessly display. If anything is going to “hurt” your children (and your children’s children) it’s that.

    Truth is the Right’s obsession with “freedom” and “individualism” being under attack is an illusion living in their ideologically over-cooked brains that have been fermented in the toxic brine of suspicion, hate, bitterness, envy spewed by snake oil salesmen like Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and Hannity and Cantor. As well as the smug self-righteousness that comes from decades of power and entitlement.

    You people are spoiled whiny brats. And soft. S-O-F-T. (WAHHHHH!! WAHHHH!! I want my tax breaks!!! Wahhh!!! This country gives me nothing back…Wahhh!! I only love this country when it loves me through Tax-breaks..WAHHHH!! Even though I’m already rich…WAHHHHH!!! My daddy didn’t love me…WAHHHH!! ROnald Reagan is my Daddy…WAHHHHH!!!)


    Peter (e70d1c)

  89. Steverino, there was someone here with that moniker during election season, and he was just trolling

    Yeah, I thought the same thing – he claimed many things at the time, among which media buying was one of his areas of expertise. After I questioned him closely on the matter, he lost his marbles and went home shortly thereafter.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  90. […] Watch him again, or more recently, in France. […]

    Obama: The TelePrompTer Tubby (de98b1)

  91. Wear gloves.

    You might even think about a patsy.

    mojo (e9a5f7)

  92. Media buying experience? laaaaffffff

    I claimed to have expertise in an entirely different area. But it is painfully obvious that believing anything this moniker says is a stupid thing to do. I’ve admitted as much and frequently (when I post under this moniker).

    Those who engaged this moniker are remarkably dim. Don’t feed the trolls. Ever. It isn’t that hard a rule to follow. You cannot reverse troll, your pride (butt) is just hurt and you’re making excuses. It’s funny to me, naturally.

    Those speculating on who I am crack me up. You’re all wrong. Then again, you shouldn’t believe me (as I stated above). In fact, that is my little troll to the modmins around here. Have fun finding my ip in all the posts over the last months, techno-ignorant chumps!

    Those that thought I was NOT “not no one you know at all” are dim.

    no one you know – you’re an innocent victim and I just picked your name at random back in the day. You were the only one who was correct above, except those that stayed out of this incredibly childish fray. Don’t think this means I won’t troll you later, just props for not being dim like your peers here.

    GG and thanks for all the food.

    i like america (a664fb)

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