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2009-01-09 04:38:59 PM  
Finally, an article fitting for that meme!
 
2009-01-09 04:45:04 PM  
Awesome headline.
 
2009-01-09 04:46:12 PM  
Oh wait! I forgot to make a Jeffersons joke!

/DC-luxe apartment and so forth.
 
2009-01-09 05:08:52 PM  
The most powerful man on earth, leader of the free world, and his mother-in-law is moving in. That's a damn shame.
 
2009-01-09 05:13:36 PM  
Poor guy.

"Oh. So you're wearing...that tie today."

"When are you going to fix the economy already?"

"Why is this place so drafty?"

"So I bet you think you're all something now. Well let me tell you...."
 
2009-01-09 05:15:59 PM  

Nabb1: The most powerful man on earth, leader of the free world, and his mother-in-law is moving in. That's a damn shame.


Sounds like the pitch for a sitcom on NBC.

He's the President of the United States.
Leader of the free world.
Arguably the most powerful and respected man on Earth.
But, his mother-in-law is moving in to the White House.

"Michelle, you know Jamal became a Doctor, I bet he would have plenty of time to help you with the kids."

First Lady in Law

Coming to NBC this Fall!
 
2009-01-09 05:18:15 PM  

Code_Archeologist: Nabb1: The most powerful man on earth, leader of the free world, and his mother-in-law is moving in. That's a damn shame.

Sounds like the pitch for a sitcom on NBC.

He's the President of the United States.
Leader of the free world.
Arguably the most powerful and respected man on Earth.
But, his mother-in-law is moving in to the White House.

"Michelle, you know Jamal became a Doctor, I bet he would have plenty of time to help you with the kids."

First Lady in Law
Coming to NBC this Fall!


Mods, please delete this thread. He's giving people ideas again.
 
2009-01-09 05:21:04 PM  
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Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me.
 
2009-01-09 05:27:17 PM  
That poor man. He's gonna be visiting Iraq a lot just to get away from her.

"Hey troops, I'm back! Did you miss me?"
 
rmz
2009-01-09 05:30:04 PM  
Sounds like the premise of a really shiatty summer comedy, to me.

Possibly starring Martin Lawrence as Ms. Obama.
 
rmz
2009-01-09 05:30:39 PM  
Damn, (kind of) beaten by Code_Archaeologist.
 
2009-01-09 05:33:28 PM  
Poor bastard.
 
2009-01-09 05:36:36 PM  
Can he get the game on the big screen in the Situation Room?
 
2009-01-09 06:02:07 PM  
You do realize that "this is bad news... for Obama" will never be done this well again, right? Nice job. :)
 
2009-01-09 06:09:15 PM  

serpent_sky: You do realize that "this is bad news... for Obama" will never be done this well again, right? Nice job. :)


that presumes it was ever done well to begin with
 
2009-01-09 06:13:45 PM  
But great news for sitcom lovers everywhere.
 
2009-01-09 06:15:19 PM  
His mother-in-law will never be as bad as mine was. I once brought a salad for a family pot-luck dinner and she handed me the cat's bowl to serve it from.
 
2009-01-09 06:28:07 PM  
I thought this meme sucked balls.

I see now that it was simply a months-long setup for this headline.

Well played.

/Patience is a virtue.
 
2009-01-09 06:40:51 PM  

Diogenes: "Oh. So you're wearing...that tie today."

"When are you going to fix the economy already?"

"Why is this place so drafty?"

"So I bet you think you're all something now. Well let me tell you...."


Jewish mom guilt is on par with black mom guilt, I think.
 
2009-01-09 06:45:07 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Diogenes: "Oh. So you're wearing...that tie today."

"When are you going to fix the economy already?"

"Why is this place so drafty?"

"So I bet you think you're all something now. Well let me tell you...."

Jewish mom guilt is on par with black mom guilt, I think.


Grating nags know no cultural boundaries.
 
2009-01-09 06:53:05 PM  

Diogenes: ecmoRandomNumbers: Diogenes: "Oh. So you're wearing...that tie today."

"When are you going to fix the economy already?"

"Why is this place so drafty?"

"So I bet you think you're all something now. Well let me tell you...."

Jewish mom guilt is on par with black mom guilt, I think.

Grating nags know no cultural boundaries.


Unfortunately, you're probaly right. :)
 
2009-01-09 07:11:19 PM  
Well-done, subby.

/WTF is that chick's problem?
 
2009-01-09 07:16:35 PM  
Why? It can't be to help take care of the kids, lord knows that there's a ton of servants there already to clean and do other domestic type stuff, chefs to cook meals, the SS agents assigned to them will be gaining and holding their trust by becoming surrogate aunts and uncles.

Reading between the lines I think it's a security issue and that some threats must've been made. Keeping her in the White House probably costs less and is better equipped than providing a security detail in Chicago. You've got to wonder though, who's going to be keeping an eye on her house while she's gone...
 
2009-01-09 07:29:38 PM  
How about no?
 
2009-01-09 07:33:05 PM  

Code_Archeologist: First Lady in Law
Coming to NBC this Fall!


Followed by Honk Bag!
 
Cog
2009-01-09 08:22:18 PM  
I wonder what her secret service code name is.
 
2009-01-09 09:04:59 PM  
Figures. Leeching off of the taxpayers.
 
2009-01-09 09:07:15 PM  

Lundah: Finally, an article fitting for that meme!


THIS.
 
2009-01-09 09:07:19 PM  
As a conservative, I gotta say that I admire how tight he and his family seem to be. The guy's a family guy, it seems. Can't say that about a lot of republicans (hell, can't say it about a lot of politicians period)
 
2009-01-09 09:08:16 PM  
Can the fine legal historians at fark enlighten me as to when the last time this happened was?
 
2009-01-09 09:08:50 PM  
so, we have the White House with a basketball playing President and his extended family living in it, and a Cadillac SUV parked outside?

Ok, I guess.
 
2009-01-09 09:10:48 PM  
227 Pennsylvania Ave
 
2009-01-09 09:11:39 PM  
Damn! That IS bad news. Poor guy.
 
2009-01-09 09:12:24 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Why? It can't be to help take care of the kids, lord knows that there's a ton of servants there already to clean and do other domestic type stuff, chefs to cook meals, the SS agents assigned to them will be gaining and holding their trust by becoming surrogate aunts and uncles.

Reading between the lines I think it's a security issue and that some threats must've been made. Keeping her in the White House probably costs less and is better equipped than providing a security detail in Chicago. You've got to wonder though, who's going to be keeping an eye on her house while she's gone...


I hope you aren't honestly suggesting that a bunch of servants and nannies can take the place of a Grandmother.

/Misses his nanna.
 
2009-01-09 09:14:24 PM  
*politcal historians

/this is why I don't post
 
2009-01-09 09:22:25 PM  
next up: Obama baby mama grandmama drama
 
2009-01-09 09:23:46 PM  
If sitcoms have taught me anything she will be extremely sassy and this will lead to numerous hijinks.
 
2009-01-09 09:26:14 PM  
Oh no! In-laws!!

/got nuthin.
 
2009-01-09 09:26:41 PM  

Code_Archeologist: Nabb1: The most powerful man on earth, leader of the free world, and his mother-in-law is moving in. That's a damn shame.

Sounds like the pitch for a sitcom on NBC.

He's the President of the United States.
Leader of the free world.
Arguably the most powerful and respected man on Earth.
But, his mother-in-law is moving in to the White House.

"Michelle, you know Jamal became a Doctor, I bet he would have plenty of time to help you with the kids."

First Lady in Law
Coming to NBC this Fall!


Done. Over. End. Fin. Finished. Complete. Fatality.

Mods, close the thread now please.
 
2009-01-09 09:28:24 PM  

milk_plus: If sitcoms have taught me anything she will be extremely sassy and this will lead to numerous hijinks.


She'll answer the red phone & almost cause WWII after a silly misunderstanding.
 
2009-01-09 09:36:24 PM  

Phoenix_M: milk_plus: If sitcoms have taught me anything she will be extremely sassy and this will lead to numerous hijinks.

She'll answer the red phone & almost cause WWII after a silly misunderstanding.


The Obamas have a time machine?
 
2009-01-09 09:37:04 PM  

Phoenix_M: milk_plus: If sitcoms have taught me anything she will be extremely sassy and this will lead to numerous hijinks.

She'll answer the red phone & almost cause WWII after a silly misunderstanding.


Will the phrase, "Oh no, you di'int!" be involved?
 
2009-01-09 09:40:42 PM  

PerfectlyCromulent: Phoenix_M: milk_plus: If sitcoms have taught me anything she will be extremely sassy and this will lead to numerous hijinks.

She'll answer the red phone & almost cause WWII after a silly misunderstanding.

The Obamas have a time machine?


Let's hope. WWII was pretty damn good for the economy.
 
2009-01-09 09:44:36 PM  

Walker: That poor man. He's gonna be visiting Iraq a lot just to get away from her.

"Hey troops, I'm back! Did you miss me?"


hahaha i laughed. This thread is completely epic already.
 
2009-01-09 09:47:45 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Why? It can't be to help take care of the kids


It's not like you can just replace a grandma who has been pretty involved with her kids with someone trained in small arms and unit tactics at Quantico or someone who graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown.

Obama himself was mostly raised by his granma, so he's probably into it.
 
2009-01-09 09:48:05 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: PerfectlyCromulent: Phoenix_M: milk_plus: If sitcoms have taught me anything she will be extremely sassy and this will lead to numerous hijinks.

She'll answer the red phone & almost cause WWII after a silly misunderstanding.

The Obamas have a time machine?

Let's hope. WWII was pretty damn good for the economy.


The war in Iraq has worked wonders for our economy.
 
2009-01-09 09:53:31 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Radioactive Ass: Why? It can't be to help take care of the kids

It's not like you can just replace a grandma who has been pretty involved with her kids with someone trained in small arms and unit tactics at Quantico or someone who graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown.

Obama himself was mostly raised by his granma, so he's probably into it.


yeah, it's not like there are planes and trains and other methods of transportation so people can visit with each other across great distances.

/raised by his typical white grandmother.
 
2009-01-09 09:59:58 PM  
He must really realy love his wife. I think my husband would leave me before he let my mother move in with us.
 
2009-01-09 10:01:17 PM  
Next week, Obama's wacky former mayor takes up residence in the Rose Garden after a case of mistaken identity, and when the ice cream man makes his delivery to the wrong address it turns into a REAL sticky situation.
 
2009-01-09 10:03:58 PM  
+1.

This headline is that meme's money-shot.
 
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