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After teasing you with a photo of Obama and a post about Medvedev’s Twitter account, it’s time we finally acknowledge the BIG POLITICS NEWS of the day: President Obama took Russian President Medvedev to Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington for lunch. You of course remember the top political story of last year, Obama taking Biden to the same place. (Obama must have a punch card for a free burger from there or something). After the jump: HOTT DEETS on what kind of burgers they ordered. You simply must click through!

The U.S. president had a cheeseburger with cheddar cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and pickles. His Russian counterpart had a cheeseburger with cheddar, onion, jalapenos and mushrooms. Obama drank ice tea, Medvedev sipped a Coke, and they split fries.

Both leaders were in a shirt sleeves on a sweltering summer day. Other customers were seen enjoying their own meals and largely leaving the presidents alone.

(This version CORRECTS ADDS details on burgers ordered by Obam and Medvedev; corrects that Obama and Biden ate at Ray’s last year, STED last month.)

Thanks AP! It’s so cool to know you get to call Obama by his nickname, “Obam.” And that commoners were there! Eating their own meals, just like heads of state do! How populist of you.

We would parse those burger ingredients for any clues as to the future of the world hegemonic order, but Putin was under their table actually eating Medvedev’s burger and seemed angry about what his puppet ordered for him. But we can safely say, with the news that Obama and Medvedev were sharing fries, that they are officially BFF. [AP]

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  1. If they had stayed on the DC side, they could have gotten gay-married and that could have been their wedding reception (with wedding attendees enjoying their own meals and largely leaving the lover-presidents alone). Of course, bigamy is still illegal in all fifty states and the district of columbia, and presumably Russia as well. but in Russia, their love match would not be recognized.

  2. Sted, AP? According to my Firefox spellchecker, that’s not a word (neither is Obama, but it’s bad with names and out of date). Really, typing out full words is not that hard; the AP doesn’t need to turn into Variety.

    Oh, and that Blingee is many times funnier than the RedState Oval Office photoshop.

  3. Then David Axelrod explained that the song “Like a Virgin” is about this little f*ck machine who finds this guy who’s so big she feels something she hasn’t felt in a long time — pain. Then they all get up and knock over the diamond exchange.

  4. Clearly the burger stand is an elitist restaurant serviced by the whitest and most enslaved Christians to be rounded up by Obama’s Mujaheddin Police

  5. But what kind of condiments did Barry use? Did he order good ole ketchup or commie elitist French Dijon? Christopher Mathews and Maureen Dowd want to know!

  6. Medvedev ordered a burger with jalapenos – oh my god, he’s just just a Russian communist, he’s a Russian communist Mexican illegal immigrant! So Trotsky, I guess.

  7. [re=606097]populucious[/re]: They mean Obama is soft on illegal immigration! He wants to throw open the border and let all the criminals in and THEN we’ll all be in the hot sauce!

  8. I imagine Obama constantly apologizing to world leaders about how he’d love to take them to a fantastic upscale place, but Americans are just too fat, stupid, and poor to tolerate that.

  9. [re=606124]Capricatony[/re]: I dunno, man, you can find fancy-pants food just about anywhere, but outside of the poor facsimiles McDonald’s produces, it’s hard to get good old fashioned down-home American middle-class cuisine outside of North America.

  10. [re=606111]mumblyjoe[/re]: How do you know? Who’s to say where Putin has put his ugly, throbbing gristle of a head. Sarah Palin Was Right!

  11. First off, Blingee WIN.

    Second, they shared fries not because they are BFFs but because their under-the-table puppet masters will whip them with the cat-O-9s if they ingest more than 25 grams of fat in a single sitting. Popularity is highly dependent on maintaining a girlish figure, afterall.

  12. I want to be President just so I can introduce the world to the awesomeness that is putting potato chips on your burger. Seriously, it makes it like 50x better. Try it, America.

  13. [re=606151]Jefferson Davis Hogg[/re]: I hope you are kidding- Five Guys – now just a big chain- doesn’t compare to Rays. BUT splitting an order of fries- what are they – teenage girls? Did they drink diet iced tea and diet soda too and then go back to the the White House and throw up lunch?

  14. Aww. You got Justin Bieber on your blingee? I tried to put him on mine, but his face was huge. It took up about half the picture and I couldn’t figure out how to make it smaller, so I didn’t use it.
    Today, we are all 14-year-old girls.
    Since no one looked at my blingee the other day, I will post it again. I’m an attention whore.

    http://bln.gs/b/1vdwdw

  15. Best Blingee, ever? Just maybe. I wonder if they went all awkward and Lady of the Tramp when they both reached for the same fry. Can’t you just hear the swell of violins as they realize that they are what each other has been searching for, for always?

    I don’t know whether to fap or swoon.

  16. Jesus, is this what epileptics experience? Jack, a tip: long articles with lots of words chase away idiots; an entire front page full of 400-frame, full-screen Blingees and embedded video clips not only chases away the literate, it detracts from the, ah, TONE of the site. Or establishes a new one, maybe.

    Is there a pithy “tl;dr” equivalent to “I’mma filter a bitch’s images unless they’re jpegs within the body of a story (this spares avatars as well)”? There is not — but why? The Way is unclear… I must seek guidance from the Master.

  17. [re=606165]HedonismBot[/re]: There are little magnifying glass buttons. One with +, one with a – Click on the thing you want to embiggen or enlittlen, and then on the buttons until you are satisfied with the size. Use the hand button to move things around. Blingee is an awful program, designed for 11 year-olds and aging wonketteers, so trial an error may be your best bet.

  18. [re=606165]HedonismBot[/re]: Aww, don’t feel bad. I just looked at your blingee. It’s a very nice, very scary blingee. I even voted, and don’t say I didn’t.

  19. [re=606124]Capricatony[/re]: I imagine Obama constantly apologizing to world leaders about how he’d love to take them to a fantastic upscale place, but Americans are just too fat, stupid, and poor to tolerate that.

    Drudge Sirens: “Putin on the Ritz!”

  20. [re=606073]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Why does everyone just assume that Barry will be Mr. Black? Fuck you guys, nobody gets to be Mr. Black.

  21. [re=606183]x111e7thst[/re]: [re=606186]Jim89048[/re]: [re=606192]Katydid[/re]: Oh sure. A few months ago I spent many, many posts trying to get traction for a “Palin Has Hookworms” meme and, not getting that, I simply got annoying.

    Now, dude makes a blingee (oh, it’s lovely and I definitely voted too) and gets attention lavished like dijon on a hamburger. I feel like committing Wonkette seppuku by writing “Frist!” on a new post.

  22. [re=606168]nappyduggs[/re]: Though I did just notice one problem with the Blingee. Obama is a White Sox fan; he would not wear a Yankees cap.

  23. [re=606199]JMP[/re]:

    Maybe he’s just testin’ the Chi-town machine, to see if they’ll go for his kneecaps. Or, maybe he’s like the rest of us Chicago sports fans, too ashamed to wear the regalia anywhere but in Chicago.

    Go Cubbies!!!!!!!1!1111!! (they won’t)

  24. [re=606183]x111e7thst[/re]: [re=606185]the problem child[/re]: [re=606192]Katydid[/re]: [re=606197]user-of-owls[/re]: Aww! Y’all are the best friends (?) a 14-year-old girl could ask for!

  25. [re=606100]Whiskeybaby[/re]: He is in charge of modern love, such as that between heads of state.

    [re=606153]CivicHoliday[/re]: True. But all good leaders are fat.

    [re=606165]HedonismBot[/re]: Did you notice there is a Cupid’s arrow shooting out of Medvedev’s finger and into Obama? Yeah, you were too busy criticizing me. Now you feel stupid.

    [re=606182]311 truth movement[/re]: Not sure. When you make a Blingee, time seems to stop.

  26. [re=606208]Jack Stuef[/re]: How big is your Blingee portfolio (I mean, the one Mr. Layne had to inspect before he let you type at Wonkette)?

  27. [re=606208]Jack Stuef[/re]: Also, did Mr. Layne give you banning privileges? If not .. HA HA Ginger Boy! If so, then you are the Justin Bieber of not-having-red-hairs.

  28. [re=606141]x111e7thst[/re]: Iz old rhyming Russian proverb I just make up: “He who shares the French fried potatoes, he will live.” Iz not rhyming in the Inglish. Now I go to look for moose and squirrel. Bye!

  29. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/24/rand-pauls-underground-el_n_624535.html

    “Republican Senatorial candidate Rand Paul wants to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s a rather ho-hum proposition in the larger context of conservative ideas — except that Paul wants that fence to be electric and he wants it built underground…”

    —And…in phase two Mexicans will be fitted with shock collars? Easier said than done; Mexicans are getting very good at shooting now. They’re very libertarian in that sense.

  30. [re=606243]NYNYNY[/re]: It’s not an electric fence — it’s to keep the New World Order’s NAFTA Superhighway from being tunneled entirely under the United States so as to avoid notice. Glenn Beck’s gonna break this wide open in a few days, just you wait and see. It’s actually an Obama-administration conspiracy to destroy the US economy and blame it on the Libertarians. That’s how devious they are.

  31. [re=606243]NYNYNY[/re]: Chihuahua! Precávase el perros de guerra!

    [re=606247]SayItWithWookies[/re]: After yesterday’s brilliant libertarian diatribe, you are my go-to Wonkette commenter on all things Rand. Thank you kind sir!

  32. Putin is Russian for Poutine, which is French,um Freedom, Fries with gravy and chunks of funky cheese. You can add sausage,too, if you like.

  33. [re=606197]user-of-owls[/re]: NOOO! Writing “first”, “frist”, or “these pretzels are making me firsty” is NEVER the answer.

    I think she has hookworms too. And/or is an enormous parasite herself.

  34. [re=606068]JMP[/re]: Prehaps he meant STET and then used it incorrectly. Who knows with these kids today and their word typer tv things.

  35. [re=606273]V572625694[/re]: Oops, that comment applied to the previous Weigel topic. Wonkette behaves strangely when you’re overseas. Or maybe I do.

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