INDIAN GIVER  2:38 pm October 19, 2010

Obama Cancels Visit To India Shrine: Didn’t Want To Wear Muslin Costume

by Jack Stuef

NEVER FORGET.President Obama is going to India early next month, presumably to tape a cameo on the Bollywood version of MythBusters. Barry was planning on visiting the Golden Temple, a renowned Sikh shrine, while he was there, but then his people heard he would have to wear a head covering to go in there. Whoops! The event is now canceled because administration officials do not want to give Teabaggers a new cover photo for Obama Is a Muslim magazine. But couldn’t he just wear a White Sox hat, you ask? The New York Times heard you. “Baseball caps are not considered appropriate,” they say. This gold mosk hates America. The president of the United States should always let his fear of what mouth-breathing bigots say about him on the Internet dictate his decisions, so this is a good call.

H. S. Phoolka, a prominent Sikh lawyer in New Delhi, said he was disappointed that Mr. Obama would not visit the temple.

“We have worked so hard to establish in America that Sikhs have a very different identity than Muslims,” Mr. Phoolka said. “It is very unfortunate that even the White House is conveying the message that there is no difference between Muslims and Sikhs.”

Well maybe you shouldn’t go around looking like Muslims, sir. Haven’t you considered that? Our president does not want to look like a Muslim ever again, so he will not wear your costume. Can you imagine America’s head of state wearing anything other than Christian clothes? That would be blasphemy.

Last year Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, also visited the temple.

WAIT, CANADA HAD THE BALLS TO DO THIS? Put on that turban and get in that shrine, Obama. Teabaggers will respect you even less if you let Canada show you up.

Plus, you know, Obama administration, they already have a perfectly good photo of the president wearing a turban, so perhaps you could just go to this thing and not let the threat of their Internet chatter make your decisions for you this time? [NYT]

 
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mrblifil October 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Lemme tell you another thing about baseball caps. THE YANKEES SUCK!

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

GO PHILS

mrblifil October 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Actually I meant that in the geo-political sense…

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

well, still

GO PHILS
SUCK IT YANKS

StillGoinGreen October 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm

It works either way.

JMPEsq October 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

50 thumbs up

BaldarTFlagass October 20, 2010 at 9:26 am

Never been a Rangers fan, but I sure am this week.

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Mr. Phoolka, you have no idea the level of idiocy you are dealing with. You may have worked hard, but 80% of America thinks you are terrorists. Any picture of Obama with you is going to end up on Fox news and drive more idiots to the polls to "save their country". People DO NOT WANT TO EAT CAMPBELL'S SOUP because it has Muslicooties.

Nothing funny to say. Too depressed. Ugh.

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

That's some sikh shit, man!

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm

OK, I laughed. Thank you.

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

You're welcome. It's either post the silly or do some work. Silly is much less soul grinding today.

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I am going to try a run in a little while. It always works.

DashboardBuddha October 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I lol'd.

Canuck237503 October 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Um, I think suggesting that even 20% of the population knows the difference is intensely optimistic.

finallyhappy October 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm

pathetic- really! A lot of people think learning about other religions does bad things to you(if you are a mouthbreathing fundie). I mean the minute, I learned about original sin, I became Catholic and after I was in India and received a blessing from a holy man, I became Hindu. Now that I have eaten 3 Milano cookies today- I am Muslin.

deanbooth October 19, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Today we are all Zelig.

Rarian Rakista October 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Well considering proto-teabaggers killed a number of Sikhs a few days after 9/11, I would wager the number is lower.
http://fateh.sikhnet.com/s/SikhsMeetWhiteHouse

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Sikhs and Muslins are just like Icebergs and Goldbergs. They're all responsible for the Titanic, damnit!

SexySmurf October 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Q. What's the difference between Jonah Goldberg and the Titanic?

A. 50 pounds.

Kitty_Sanchez October 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm

HAH! Win.

I normally avoid making fun of people for their weight, but one of my guilty pleasures is catching up on the latest name for Jonah at Sadly, No!

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

“Baseball caps are not considered appropriate”

How about a snappy fedora, or an Australian bush hat? TBags are just gonna photoshop the turban in anyway.

I like saying "snappy fedora."

SarcasticNymph October 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Barry would look impossibly cool in a fedora, not to mention Michelle. Something like
this maybe?
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/03_04/madge

WIDTAP October 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

How about a Yarmulke? Certainly the right wingers can't be opposed to that, eh? If not, the a stylish Revolutionary War tricorne.

Bonzos_Bed_Time October 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

What could go wrong?

DashboardBuddha October 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I was going to suggest the same thing. Plus, it would renew interest in wearing hats again. The hat industry flourishes, people go back to work making hats, economy grows – Democrats sweep in November.

Sob

And yes…I like saying Snappy Fedora as well.

HELisforHEL October 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

What a fine idea. I am saddled with a bad-hair-life and so lurve lurve lurve hats.

A Snappy Fedora worn at a jaunty angle. Nice ring I think.

DashboardBuddha October 19, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I'd love to be able to wear hats, but I have really wiry coarse hair. Once I take off the hat, I wind up looking like Henry Spence.

HELisforHEL October 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

AH HA HA HA Niiiice Lynch reference!

horsedreamer_1 October 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

That's big pimpin, like J-A-M-E-S O-K-E-E-F-E.

GOPCrusher October 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Jaunty is a word that just doesn't get used enough anymore.

finallyhappy October 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm

A snappy Fedora? Are you a member of the Rat pack?

lumpenprole October 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

A red, white and blue propeller beanie ought to impress.

SudsMckenzie October 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

log me in

PresBeeblebrox October 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

That's right, because Sikhs are Muslims. The Prime Minister of the world's second most populous country is Sikh Muslim, and the CEO of MasterCard is a SikhMuslim too. All those turbaned guys who fought with British troops during the Raj? Sikhs Muslins.

Jeebus, this nation is crawling with stupidity.

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I thought we were crawling with bedbugs. Do bedbugs suck brains? Maybe that's the problem with our country — it's crawling with Zombie Bedbugs, and nobody gives enough of a fuck to take care of it. Where's the Anti-Zombie Bedbug party when you need it? Or maybe we just need to convert the bedbugs to Christianity. Tearing off their turbans should let Jesus in, right?

I might need to be slapped at some point, as I seem to be channeling a little too much of my inner-Nadine today.

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Oh, everywhere you look:

Three in 10 seniors believe the law will allow government panels to make decisions about end-of-life care, often referred to as "death panels." http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2010/

Good strategy: Lie, people believe you without question.

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I have a 48" penis. And that's just the girth.

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

But do you have any investment opportunities for me? In Africa?

JMPEsq October 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Do you want to join me in a great investment opportunity? It's called Amway.

x111e7thst October 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

In Russia 48" penis has you!

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I like the poetic ones. I got one this morning:

From: "Gaspar Lantieri" <simpatico@sfs.com.au
Re: omen of loose life should be p

I am dying to know what "p" is.

DashboardBuddha October 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm

too bad it's only 2 inches long!

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm

But that's fine when you're married to a woman with a vagina that's only 1.5 inches deep . . .

StillGoinGreen October 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm

How about a solid black do-rag? Hell, even the whiteys in the NFL are wearing them.

anniegetyourfun October 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm

As someone who kind of has a "thing" for Sikhs, I am disappointed that my President is going to deny me one perfect image of him to contribute to my spankbank.

Terry October 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm

A fan of the English Patient are you?

JMPEsq October 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Or a fan of adulterous Southern would-be governor ladies.

SudsMcKenzie October 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Why not a flight suit and a catchy banner.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I think he could get away with this hat.
http://rlv.zcache.com/happiness_muslim_hat-p14876

Come here a minute October 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Red, white, and blue top hat not good enough for you, Mr. Muslin President?

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm

How about a Rebel infantry hat and a shirt that says "THESE COLORS DON'T RUN"?

weejee October 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Sikh and yea shall (be) fined.

Extemporanus October 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

By the Sikhret Service?

JackDempsey1 October 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Enough with the alternative hat proposals.
The man is not Mr. Potato Head.

NorbertsRevenge October 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Truculent October 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Where would he stash the small dagger that all Sikhs are supposed to carry? In Biden's back, perhaps?

PhilippePetain October 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I wonder if this is the kind of Shahdown the teabaggers were looking for.

PhilippePetain October 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Iran = Shah = Muzzo = Turbans, duh stupits, QED.

widestanceroman October 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Couldn't he just wear an artfully folded Constitution upon his head?

deanbooth October 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Or a USA-flag turban.

smokefilledroommate October 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm

He didn't want to give the Teabaggers something to Singh about.

PhilippePetain October 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Sometimes pissing teabaggers off is like stealing Ghandi from a baby.

Ahem.

freakishlywrong October 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm

The punditocracy always bitch that he hasn't visited a mosk yet, so it's his fault that stupids hate moslims. Yet, the minute he sets foot in a mosk it'll sound like a brass band on 'roids breaking plates while blowing vuvuzelas over there on the right. This is why we can't have nice things.

wsbloodystump October 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I think I love you

Redhead October 19, 2010 at 8:08 pm

"elephants in a china shop when they should be in NA" seems more appropriate since we're talking about Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

nachoproblem October 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm

In America, people believe that wearing Sikh apparel is evidence that you're a Muslim, for the same reason they believe that Africa is a country. Or, to quote somebody I met recently, "Massachusetts? Where's that? Is that a state?" (Not an immigrant, just a girl from Hayward.)

horsedreamer_1 October 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm

It's a COMMONWEALTH. The U.S. only has 46 states, in fact. Or 45, if you don't believe Ohio is a state, either, & thus the ratification of the income tax amendment is null.

lowaltflier October 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Read the Constitution? Study geography?
Knowledge is so elitist.

Canmon October 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

The Canadian Prime Minister wore a tuque.

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

10 bucks is 10 bucks, eh?

Canuck237503 October 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm

It is these days, given the exchange rate.

Kitty_Sanchez October 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

If you think about it, Hopey's alwayshaving to let "what mouth-breathing bigots say about him on the Internet dictate his decisions" (and don't forget all the radio and Fox News hate vomiters).

They're already taking the calmest, coolest dude ever to sit in the oval office and trying to get everyone to think he's a terrifying radical angry negro hellbent on reparations for his homeys and enslaving and/or killing whitey. Can it get worse? Is it really possible for them to get more mileage on this crap? (I'm afraid of the answers to those questions.)

HELisforHEL October 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

He and the FLOTUS are measured, intelligent, dignified people. And to the TeaBagging idiot brigade these are considered bad, terrible, anti-American qualities. ARGH

BornInATrailer October 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Pathetic and halol.

PubOption October 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I assume that the Sikh vote in the USA is either small and poorly organized, or else they tend to vote republican.

the_onceler October 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

well, there will be a Sikh governor of South Carolina soon.

horsedreamer_1 October 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm

She coverted. She's a Good, Christian woman, now.

MsQuasimodo October 21, 2010 at 1:17 am

Actually, most Sikhs in America are Democrats. They are mostly organized within their own communities. SIkhism is kinda like the Unitarianism of Asian religions: they believe in the truth of all faiths, respect all ideas of god, reject the caste system (well, in theory, anyway), believe in the equality of women and men, and are generally badass motherfuckers as well in war. Then there's the thing about not cutting hair/shaving beard and covering their heads, which of course means they're SEKRET MOZLIMS waiting to take over the US!!!!1

SheriffRoscoe October 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I can't help but wonder, if there had been no major terrorist attack on 9/11, would the American People give a ripe shit about the president going to India, visiting a temple while there, and wearing whatever getup they told him to? If the answer is 'no, indeed there would not be a problem with this,' then haven't the terrorists won?

Cat_Damon October 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm

He should just go and play laser tag with Justin Bieber instead.

JoeMamased October 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

“We have worked so hard to establish in America that Sikhs have a very different identity than Muslims.”

Hahahaha, Mr. Phoolka, if that is your real name, you're not phoolin' anyone.

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Problem solved. And if he wore spurs, he could go to Texas and give that hairdo in the Governor's Mansion some what for.

chicken_thief October 19, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Channelling my mother:

So, Mr. H. S. Phoolka, if the Canadian PM jumps off a bridge, Nobama should to?! Hmm?!!

petehammer October 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Future CNN.com user comment:

"WHY NOT MAKE A TURBAN OUT OF YOUR BIRHT SERTIFACAT? LOLOLOL!!!"

weejee October 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Barry should give a seriously big fuck you to the 'tards. Visit the Sikh Golden Temple, then go back to Delhi for a triple play; Jama Masjid Mosque to the Akshardham Hindu Temple to the Bahá'í Lotus Temple. Heck, if the heat ain't getting to him by then, Obarmar could then jet south to Madras and visit the San Thome Basilica teh supposed original burial spot for ol' Doubting Thomas. Heck, India has more opportunities for spiritual adventure than a junkyard dog has fleas.

finallyhappy October 19, 2010 at 5:07 pm

So true- and you can go to Sarnath and see where Buddha received enlightenment.

Lascauxcaveman October 20, 2010 at 1:40 am

But screw the Zoroastrians. Them and the mental struggle between aša and druj they rode in in.

WunkRocker October 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm

You know, this is just depressing.

Extemporanus October 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm

And brotha thought he had a hard time getting Taxi Cab One to pick him up before!

ttommyunger October 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

That sound you heard across the country was the soft sighing of thousands of Faux News erections deflating when news of this cancellation came across the wire. No pun intended.

StarvingArtist October 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

OMG HARPER IS A SECRET MUSLIN
http://im.in.com/media/blish/s/photos/2009/Nov/b_

horsedreamer_1 October 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Jim De Mint says this foreign visit will be Barry Hussein's Vindaloo.

elpinche October 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Hahaha .. your funny almost made me pee.

GOPCrusher October 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I have to assume that at the end of a long day, when the Obama family is settling down for the evening, Barack cracks open a 40 of Colt .45, puts his feet up, turns on the basketball game , and wonders how he got through another day without snapping and screaming at the top of his lungs "YOU PEOPLE ARE AS RETARDED AS A BAG OF FUCKING HAMMERS. JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP."

thx11380 October 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Ah yes, another "I can pretend to make fun of Obama without looking like the right wing hack I aspire to be" story tailor made for Jack Stuef!

snoopyfan2010 October 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Why are you always attacking Stueff? Not that I care. Just curious.

thx11380 October 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Because I am afraid he is going to discover Obama's birth certificate secret.

Trinket October 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I'm curious, too. I don't get "right-wing tool" from Jack. It's possible I'm just clueless.

SheriffRoscoe October 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Ah….good point. The equation is incomplete without that piece.

snoopyfan2010 October 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Big deal, really. I can see him losing support for this….from idiots who care about hats. Most sane people would understand that he is just trying to keep those pesky white flakes, caused by a bad case of dandruff, from piling up on his shoulders. He's like the Joe Louis of the political world.

Heq October 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Yesm, all those people who would have voted would turn away if he were to act like an adult.

It's a good thing he knows enough to try to constantly be to the right of the conservative party of Canada, 'cause that's sure to fire up the Democratic base.

Engelbert October 20, 2010 at 12:07 am

He should wear a yarmulke (sp?). Seriously. In one move, the Obama could expose anti-Muslim bigotry for the anti-Semitic bigotry it is.

This makes sense in my head but I'm heavily medicated so there's that.

June_Cleaver2.0 October 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

Love the President. Hate his timid ways.

carlgt1 November 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

that is pretty wimpy of him; plus remember the dumbasses that killed Sikhs thinking they were "muslin towelheads?" so now he's pandering to that element that thinks "Sikh = Muslin terrorist!"

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm

I could use a good waddle. I may take a vigorous lap to the fridge, then reward myself with a lunchtime beer. I'd run, but I don't think anyone's chasing me right now.

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Hey, to each his coping mechanism.

Though if you want to run, go to a Palin-led rally in a Sikh headwrap.

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Okay, my turn to lol. Are you suggesting that the average Palinite wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a Sikh and Muslin? That's unpossible, and will surely be refudiated by a dead salmon.

Kitty_Sanchez October 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Wow. You use non-self-destructive healthy kinda coping. I'm impressed.

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Well, some would say it is sick and weird to get up before dawn (except today when I was too lazy) and run in the cold and dark.

Rarian Rakista October 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Running is not exactly non-self-destructive, it can mess you up if you over do it.

Bonzos_Bed_Time October 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Will you two get a room already.

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Look up to the right of your name, above your post. You are "71p." I am "84p."

Wait a minute, I'm not a number, I'm a free man!!1!

horsedreamer_1 October 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Paulina Porizkova, wife of Ric Ocasek, &, from her husband's days producing Weezer's first album, a friend of Matt Sharp (who as leader of the Rentals recorded the song "Friends of P")?

Doglessliberal October 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

So I have 71 omens of a loose life, or should. OK then. When does the fun begin?

Kitty_Sanchez October 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Well it is weird to voluntarily subject yourself to cold and dark, but that just makes it more impressive. I have quite a few friends who use similar coping methods and I am endlessly impressed. The only negative feeling I have about it is worry about their safety (running and cycling on the SUV-laden streets where I live can be dicey).

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Only if the sheets are muslin.

Bonzos_Bed_Time October 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Why, you gonna' wear 'em on your head?

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Where else? There's nothing sexier than a slightly pudgy, 40something white guy with bedsheets on his head and nothing but pudding covering the rest of him. Or so I've heard.

Bonzos_Bed_Time October 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I refuse to be dragged into a threesome with you and Dogless. No, no, no, it just won't happen. You can't make me. No.

What kind of pudding?

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Vanilla, of course. Chocolate would be too confusing, and might attract Vitters.

Bonzos_Bed_Time October 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Well seeing as it's my favorite flavor and all…

Rarian Rakista October 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm

It would like a fleshy crater.

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