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The BBQ joint where NO ONE cuts the line...
except Obama: Controversy as President
becomes the first person ever to jump
ahead at restaurant where customers can
wait three hours

Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/11/2014 9:48:08 AM

Barack Obama may have lost a few approval rating points with this move. The president was seen cutting the line at Austin´s Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party. Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait.But Mr Obama did no waiting today, as he showed up at the restaurant, shook a few hands and made his way straight to the register to order more than $300 worth of meat. ´I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but – I’m gonna

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/11/2014 9:53:10 AM     (No. 9919638)

I would have told him to go back in line like everybody else and wait his turn.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/11/2014 9:55:14 AM     (No. 9919641)

The arrogant in chief.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tank, 7/11/2014 9:55:15 AM     (No. 9919642)

When Bush 41 was running for Prez, he stopped in Dayton for a campaign rally. Mr. Bush decided to visit the Pine Club, a local steak house with a reputation for two things: You wait for a table (no reservations), and they don´t take credit cards.

Mr. Bush cheated a bit, having the SS guys wait instead of hanging out at the bar, but he didn´t line jump.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blizzard, 7/11/2014 10:06:46 AM     (No. 9919663)

Rules don´t apply to Barry because he´s the coolest dude in the room wherever he goes. ;)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 7/11/2014 10:07:23 AM     (No. 9919664)

No soup for you!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/11/2014 10:09:48 AM     (No. 9919667)

Austin is the liberal containment area in Texas, so most of them probably thought it was sooooooo coooooolllllll....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/11/2014 10:10:04 AM     (No. 9919668)

There is no food worth a 3 hour wait ! Advance planning could have been done and the food ordered to pick up. This was just a photo op.
The best BBQ is found in Memphis, TN anyway.(ducking head now).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 7/11/2014 10:16:24 AM     (No. 9919676)

This is a stupid thread....regardless of who was President they would cut in line.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/11/2014 10:24:01 AM     (No. 9919684)

He should have sent Joe Biden a few hours early for take-out.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mambo 5, 7/11/2014 10:26:19 AM     (No. 9919688)

obama just demonstrating his immigration policy...walk right in and forget the line!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mws50, 7/11/2014 10:27:05 AM     (No. 9919690)

#7 what is that boot doing in your rear?

Obama is special, so he gets special short bus treatment.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: garyhope, 7/11/2014 10:27:13 AM     (No. 9919691)

Why not,....Obammy has cut in front of the entire country his whole fake, phony, affirmative action privileged life. I´m surprised that he actually paid the check.

Austin is the San Francisco of Texas. I don´t know why Austin hasn´t moved to California, Oregon, Colorado or Washington state to just get it over with. Austin has nothing to do with Texas.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tsquare, 7/11/2014 10:27:45 AM     (No. 9919692)

#8 calling names is not the same as discussing reasonableness. WE the PEOPLE in the USA have general understanding that presidents have certain prerogatives due to the need for security, and others due to needs of the office. Thus, we accept (begrudgingly), closed highways for presidential transport. But when a pres steps over the line, as did Clinton for his LAX-stopping haircut, many of us think the line between presidential prerogative and unseemly behavior is crossed. Jumping to the head of the food line may simply be bad manners, or it may be indicative of a deeper, and more virulent, personality disorder.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: terrywhite, 7/11/2014 10:30:24 AM     (No. 9919697)

The country´s facing innumerable crises while being overrun by invaders and this president won´t take a serious look at the problems and is basically out sight-seeing.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: garyhope, 7/11/2014 10:32:41 AM     (No. 9919700)

"virulent, personality disorder."

You got it,....that´s Obammy to a T.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: msjena, 7/11/2014 10:36:42 AM     (No. 9919705)

He could have called ahead and done a pick-up. This was just a photo-op. The people there probably were told in advance. They would have had to have been screened wouldn´t they?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 7/11/2014 10:41:49 AM     (No. 9919710)

"It´s good to be king." - Mel Brooks

I couldn´t help but chuckle at the photo of aide Bobby Schmuck helping to bring the BBQ back to AF1.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 7/11/2014 10:57:41 AM     (No. 9919733)

Obama has "cut the line" all his life.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bighambone, 7/11/2014 11:06:46 AM     (No. 9919750)

Kings always get to cut the line.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: rmagnus, 7/11/2014 11:09:03 AM     (No. 9919753)

Sad commentary on POTUS when the country is better served having him stand in line for BBQ rather than doing his job - which according to him is cutting America down to size.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 7/11/2014 11:09:41 AM     (No. 9919754)

Yo..yo...Uh..Oh..BUSTED!!! Mooch will be furious that Barry didn´t buy some kale and broccoli smoothies for the troops on Air Force One. As soon as Barry skips town he all over the junk food. Makes you wonder what other things he´s eating when he leaves Mooch and the kids home?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/11/2014 11:12:40 AM     (No. 9919759)

If I had been there he wouldn´t have cut in front of me because as soon as I saw him I´d be heading for the nearest exit. Do you really believe Emperor Putt Putt has a credit card?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dwa, 7/11/2014 11:19:56 AM     (No. 9919769)

Just shows what Obama´s opinion is of the American people

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Reply 24 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/11/2014 11:24:14 AM     (No. 9919772)

There was probably a good amount of saliva in his food - preferably rhinovirus laden.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: spahrkl, 7/11/2014 11:35:56 AM     (No. 9919787)

There was printed in a report an evaluation of people who served around the past presidents (close and surrounding) that stated the most civility.

An example, Bush didn´t land in Louisiana after the hurricane because extra security would have been extended to the airport when it was really needed in the flooded areas. He received flack for not being in the middle of the mess instantly.

The earliest Bush family extended courtesy to the Secret Service on many occasions.

The Reagans were noted for consideration for those around them.

Then there are those that have cursed the secret service, The Clintons, and the Obamas.

So, civility, courtesy, doesn´t end because one is elected as the highest representative of the people of the US. To assume so is clear evidence of pomposity. So there!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 7/11/2014 11:50:10 AM     (No. 9919825)

And the little people swooned.

I don´t know if the bbq at this place is over-rated but I can tell you this, Austin is not only over-rated, it´s the most over-rated city in the nation.

I have it on good authority that upwards of 90% of the people living there are stupid.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/11/2014 12:00:43 PM     (No. 9919849)

Well #8, saldy #3 blew your snark out of the water.
Class tells, as does classlessness.
O is a bore, and W was a mensch.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/11/2014 1:00:20 PM     (No. 9919920)

What an a-hole. I would have spit on his shoes.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: yo-yo, 7/11/2014 1:00:27 PM     (No. 9919921)

Finally, an example Emperor Zero doing more than share, keeping Austin weird.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/11/2014 1:46:18 PM     (No. 9919961)

Lines are for peasants.

The dictator never waits in line.

And as far as # 7´s comment, I have eaten BBQ in Memphis several times. Not bad, but I can name you 10 BBQ joints in Texas off the top of my head that were far superior to anything I ever ate in Memphis.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: cheeflo, 7/11/2014 1:57:14 PM     (No. 9919976)

A wad of $1 bills? There´s a pejorative term for that.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 7/11/2014 2:33:16 PM     (No. 9920029)

I just hope that some day I´m fortunate enough to have Obama try to cut in a line I´m in - heh heh.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: strike3, 7/11/2014 3:38:17 PM     (No. 9920159)

At least he doesn´t discriminate, he´s a putz everywhere he goes.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: john56, 7/11/2014 6:20:12 PM     (No. 9920351)

I was listening to KLBJ Radio from Austin this morning. Not only did our Dear Leader(US) cut in line, he had to mooch money from one of his aides to pay for the grub.

Now, I know most guys like Obama don´t carry cash, etc., but you´d a thunk that some aid would have discreetly passed the boss a couple of sawbucks ahead of time to pay the tab.

By the way, Austin traffic, which on a good day is a mess, was even worse during Dear Leader(US)´s visit. About a mile of IH-35 exits in downtown were closed, overpasses closed and commuters were told to expect problems until about 3 pm (which I´m sure coincided with Dear Leader(US)´s exit from Austin.

Most of us in Texas favor a border fence ... or at least a cattle guard around Austin to keep the liberals penned up and away from the rest of us.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/11/2014 7:51:05 PM     (No. 9920426)

Very disappointed to see Texans who did not leave when he walked in considering what he is doing to the country. I better not pick on them, however, Zobama has his fans in my town. They would have had their big grins and hands out for a shake too..

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Reply 36 - Posted by: li´l Abner, 7/11/2014 8:06:41 PM     (No. 9920441)

Gee, cutting in on a line, just one more rule that he has broken, (He just believes rules are made to be broken.)

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WASHINGTON —Polarization and partisanship are a plague on American politics. Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970s. The Senate hasn’t been so polarized since Reconstruction; the House has not been so divided since around 1900. As measured by laws passed, the current Congress is on track to be among the least productive in our republic’s history. How did this happen? One of the main causes has not gotten enough attention: the party primary system. The reasons behind the shocking primary defeat last month of Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, who

5 months off: Martha´s Vineyard break
will put Obama over 140 days on vacation

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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When President Obama wraps up his 16-day summer break next month on Martha´s Vineyard, Mass., he will have taken all or part of 141 days of vacation, time split between summers on the island, winters in his native Hawaii and birthday weekends at his Chicago home. Obama has been criticized for taking costly and lengthy vacations, especially compared to the short trips most Americans take. The U.S. Travel Association told Secrets that the average American vacation lasts just 3.7 days. But his 141 days out of Washington are far less than the 378 former President George W. Bush took in

Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings
calls for end to ´public harassment´
of IRS chief John Koskinen

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
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The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a third time in a matter of weeks, calling it “public harassment of an agency head.” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Monday to Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., objecting to a decision to call Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing on Wednesday. It would be the third time Koskinen appeared before the panel in the past month, Cummings noted. “Requiring Commissioner Koskinen to testify again this week not only takes him away


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