President Obama and First Lady Michelle traveled to Ireland today. Michelle had a bit of a problem with her hair.
Who knew the president was Irish?
For the centrepiece of Obama’s 24-hour stop on the Emerald Isle, he visited to Moneygall, the tiny village in Co. Offaly where Obama’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather was born.
The people of Moneygall are struck by Obamamania. Hey, why not? It’s not their country he’s wrecking.
He did run into a bit of a snag, or to be more specific, a speed bump, during his visit. Watch:
Not everyone is excited about Obama’s visit. James Dellingpole is less than impressed, to put it mildly.
…My colleague Damian Thompson appears to be under the impression that Obama is a great guy because he said nice things about the Queen. Look, I think the Queen’s great too, but did it really not occur to my distinguished colleague (and editor) that there might have been a hint of an ulterior motive here? Obama can’t stand Britain (his wife likes us even less): he made that clear enough when he sent back Winston Churchill’s bust and dissed our Prime Minister with those dodgy DVDS. He blames us for what happened to his grandfather during Mau Mau. He doesn’t believe in the Special Relationship. Are we honestly supposed to believe in that during the subsequent year in office, Obama has since acquired such wisdom and insight that he suddenly realises how special we are?
Of course he hasn’t. Obama is just doing now what all bullies and losers start doing when they realise how unpopular they are and that everyone is abandoning them. They suck up to anybody and everybody. They whore themselves piteously before enemies they once considered beneath their contempt. Fain will they fill their bellies with husks that swine eat – but which no man will give them: and serve them jolly well right, too!
By all means let us enjoy watching Obama smarm and grovel and ingratiate himself like some presidential Uriah Heep. But for heaven’s sake let us never give him the benefit of the doubt. He’s a cold fish and would certainly never show any mercy towards us were the roles to be reversed.
I wondered what Obama was doing there, thanks to Dellingpole for clearing that up.
Apparently, the British police aren’t big fans of the man either.
More than one person has wanted to call Barack Obama a ‘smart alec’, and now British police will get the chance to do so without getting reprimanded.
That’s because Scotland Yard has tapped the codename ‘Chalaque’ to refer to the U.S. president for security reasons during his upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom May 24-26.
Indarjit Singh, a Punjabi speaker in the UK who is director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, told the Sunday Times the word ‘is sometimes used when we want to denigrate someone who we think is too clever for their own good’.
Another Punjabi speaker told the paper the word Chalaque is ‘not considered rude’, but could be ‘mildly offensive’.
It is also said to mean ‘cheeky, crafty and cunning’.
Later this week they’ll meet with the Queen of England. No word on whether Michelle plans on touching her again.