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Obama Refuses To Arm Wrestle For Vote

July 9, 2012 by  

President Barack Obama walked away from a challenge to arm wrestle at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, Ohio. The President’s stop at the bar, whose WiFi code is “DRINKBEER,” was not announced on his public schedule.

New York Times reporter Mark Landler was at Ziggy’s and detailed the action.

According to Landler, Jeff Hawks, a patron of Ziggy’s, entered the bar and noticed that Fox News was on TV. “You’re in a building that has Fox News on,” Hawks said to Obama.

Obama told Hawks he could ask for the channel to be changed, noting: “The customer is always right.”

It was then that Hawks challenged Obama to an arm-wrestling match for his vote. “No,” Obama responded. “I’ll play basketball for your vote.” Landler noted that Obama’s response was made in jest.

Obama, the self-proclaimed basketball junkie, has come under scrutiny for his seeming lack of expertise about the game. In March, during an appearance on CBS, he said that Western Kentucky does not normally get into the NCAA tournament. The Hilltoppers have made 22 appearances in school history, and have gotten in three times in the past five years. In June, he referred to the Miami Heat as the “Miami Heats.”

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • GALT

    “We’re having a HEAT WAVE, a TROPICAL HEAT WAVE.” as sung by Edith Bunker

    “If you can’t stand the HEAT, get out of the FOREST.”……Will Roger’s the 7th

    Taking the position of “staph writing” to new lows, and it’s only monday.

    Things seem to be working out in Iceland, they said…….”Take this DEBT and shove it!”

    The TRUTH ( and another stuff that could have inspired this staph writer over the weekend ) is in the eye of the beholder……….could the “masses” have survived with out knowing this?

    • macawma

      Uh, it’s “staff”, not “staph”. Staph is a bacteria…

      • cawmun cents

        I am pretty sure he got it right the first time…haw!

      • GALT

        Really? nah…….staph works for me. After all, this would be two “inciteful” posts by Byran
        in one day……….

    • duane

      Spewing your typical b.s. on a Monday morning is not the way I like to start my week. You don’t even make a bit of sense with the gibberish you wrote. Typical liberal b.s.

      • GALT

        thank you, anything for you…….

    • Cliffystones

      “We’re having a HEAT WAVE, a TROPICAL HEAT WAVE.” as sung by Edith Bunker

      You reminded me of my favorite version of that song. Walter Matthaw in “Grumpy Old Men”, as he ices up Jack Lemmon’s front porch :)

  • Rennie

    I wonder if he has always been a Yankees fan too?

  • tim

    The man doesn’t even know how many states there are, why expect him to know anything else. He has a teleprompter to get him thru the day!

  • Doc Sarvis

    This does not meet the bar of “information”, perhaps trivia. If this is what the Right is going to run on when our country has many IMPORTANT issues then the Right is in deep trouble.

    • Lorenzo

      There is no difference between the “right” or “left”. Both “wings” are of the same bird and are working towards a common goal of destruction.

    • cawmun cents

      You could always go back to watching the View doc,and spare us your left/right paradigm for once.

      • Doc Sarvis

        What is “the View”?

      • Jay

        Personally, i think they should call it “The Yahoo”.

  • pete

    Obama is the Messia, not Superman. His teleprompter now tells him to impersonate a basketball star now as well.

  • jopa

    Well folks you do have the opportunity to vote for the Vomitt Romney that I consider an American Rapist.Bain Capital that he works for takes American companies strips them of any value and ships the jobs overseas.Then the hundreds of millions that he pockets out of these immorral acts he doesn’t invest in America but invests in other countries such as Switzerland,Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands to mention a few of his tax havens.What I see in Mutt Romney is a man for himself, not America and is totally clueless of what the average American is facing in today’s world.

    • http://http// sophillyjimmy

      You were raped by Romney Jopa? Wow dude, how’s your arse feeling today?

      • jopa

        phillysleazeball; No but America was.Do you have a reading comprehension disability?

    • jag57

      Those that have failed economics 101, shouldn’t even be talking about venture capitalism. Your not saying anything about the jobs Obama says he created, thanks to his jobs czar, but they were all created in China. He also created green jobs, in some European country, building a $100,000 car no one wants. This is all borrowed funds that will have to be paid back at some point in time, by our great, great grand children, not private capital. So, if you are going to talk about something, talk about something you have some knowledge about.

      • GALT

        Economics is a fraud from 101 to 499 and anyone who has read Economics Unmasked
        would know that……..despite what all those Bank of Sweden Prize winners ( fake nobel )
        might claim. 200 pages that will change your life………anytime you are ready.

    • Doug

      Comrade jopa it was nice that your imperial president obamalangadindong appointed as his job czar the one and only Jeff Immelt who’s corporation GE has paid no corporate income tax and has closed down many divisions and shipped the work to China. Jopa you are a good commie comrade keep drinking the kool aid and while at it slip this little neck tie around your next so we can display you proudly!

  • david

    jopa: Wow-don’t know who is more clueless, you or Obama. When working for a bank, we referred marginal credit requests to individuals that accepted and declined interests to both emerging and companies on the brink of going under.

    Suck it up, we are in a global economy and this tax and spend administration is not making it attractive to bring off shore businesses back to the U.S. Look up the facts.

    • Rick

      Businesses are supposed to stay here so Americans will have work. This is regardless of the tax base which is not too bad on the wealthy. And unchecked illegal immigration which allows non-citizens the same access to our job market. This is the liberal mindset. You think that they are not educated to be able to affect it? Their children (and grandchildren) who will be given public education will be! The countries that create the problem of illegal immigration are at fault, not us. To say otherwise is like saying it is the fault of the store that it was robbed. And we have lawyers that agree!

  • revnowwhilewecan

    If the all of the world’s countries are in debt, then where did all the money go??? Hmmmm…

    • Jay

      What money? A better question; If all the world’s countries are in debt,(what debt?) who owns our freedom? It was never about money. Money(fiat) was only a means to an end, to gain control of our freedom. And what’s most remarkable, some are of the conviction that slavery has been abolished…

      • revnowwhilewecan


    • jopa

      Rev Maybe the Rothschilds and Romney have all the money hiding in the Cayman Islands.

      • revnowwhilewecan

        I know what you’re saying but the fact is, Romney and Obama have the same wall street portfolio checked off in their fundraiser boxes. If you think that’s not a factor then I can’t wake you up.

  • dalene44

    jopa: you sound like a programmed parrot. Much like your master obama.


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