EVERYBODY DON'T PANIC  12:31 pm October 18, 2011

National Crisis Averted: Obama’s Stolen Teleprompter Returned Safely

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

What madness shall the gods visit upon us next?BREAKING FREAKING NEWZ, EVERYBODY: one, or possibly two, or possibly a hundred idiots, no one has any idea, briefly stole a parked truck in Virginia containing Barack Obama’s teleprompter and speaking podium for a few hours for mysterious reasons/ for the obvious reason that there was also $200,000 worth of audio equipment in the truck. Let us all together contemplate the sheer horror of a President who for a small window of time was under threat of having to read off some paper, or waste time memorizing some meaningless words instead of invading another little nation of brown people, or rent another teleprompter possibly not as nice as the official one. Pretty ugly stuff. 

The local NBC news affiliate will even ominously Go There and mention what real terror might have happened: SOMEONE ELSE STANDING BEHIND THE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL.

From WWBT:

Sources said inside that vehicle was about $200,000 worth of sound equipment, several podiums and presidential seals, behind which only the President himself can stand.

Ha ha, well, our money’s on “Eric Cantor wanted to stand behind it, just for a little bit,” because whoever stole it immediately panicked like a fearful little weasel (Cantor, see?) and left the jacked truck in a hotel parking lot.

They told NBC12 around 12:30 Monday afternoon that truck was recovered in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express near the airport and hotel staff confirm police activity.  One guest we spoke with said he saw various law enforcement agencies examining a white box truck parked there.

According to him, the entire back parking lot was blocked off as Henrico Police along with “lots of guys in suits” investigated.  He said the truck had no markings and no indication anything special was inside.  That leads to another big question of whether or not any of that was actually stolen.

The end. [WWBT]

 

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nounverb911 October 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

"12:30 Monday afternoon that truck was recovered in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express"
Was the driver just having a nooner?

iburl October 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I smell an ACORN Pimp!

GOPCrusher October 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm

O/T but in the vein of trying to discredit anything that may disrupt the current American economic system, the latest Tea Bagger mass e-mailer is a YouTube video of Howard Stern interviewing stoners that are posing as OWS protesters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsJPKMvWDmY

littlebigdaddy October 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Just look for the nearest black guy–he probably did it!

Blueb4sunrise October 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm

+10

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Cain!

Salacious Crumb October 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

"From hell's own pizza oven, I stab at thee!"

LionHeartSoyDog October 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Tubal Cain!

Sharkey October 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

We haven't heard much from Michael Steele lately, have we?

SudsMcKenzie October 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

It was safely returned when the administration freed 1,000 flat screens.

Blueb4sunrise October 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Oh man.
You and littlebigdaddy need to space your comments further apart for safety's sake.

LowProfileinGA October 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm

And we have a winner!

memzilla October 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Say, you know who else used the excuse of "somebody took over our media equipment… ?

nounverb911 October 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Soupy Sales?

ifthethunderdontgetya October 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm

HITLER!
~

nounverb911 October 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Leni Riefenstahl?

ifthethunderdontgetya October 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I'm enrolled in the L.R. University.
~

BarackMyWorld October 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Michele Bachmann?

If she hasn't yet, she will.

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

The Cylons?

DaRooster October 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Glen Beck?

Callyson October 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

The Orangeman?

littlebigdaddy October 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Reagan?

PubOption October 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

The narrator at the beginning of 'The Outer Limits'.

ifthethunderdontgetya October 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

like a fearful little weasel (Cantor, see?)

On behalf of fearful little weasels everywhere, I demand a retraction!!!
~

Biel_ze_Bubba October 18, 2011 at 12:54 pm

It was a mink, dammit!

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Rodent libel! Damn speciesist bigots.

Dok-cupy Everything October 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Hey, nice marmot!

nounverb911 October 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Has anyone verified Darrell Issa's whereabouts yet?

Steverino247 October 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

His head's so far up his ass, he couldn't possibly have done it.

Callyson October 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

If he does get caught, he'll use the excuse that he was just installing a Viper on the truck. To prevent anyone from stealing it. Like, say, Darrell Issa back in the day… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_Issa

Indiepalin October 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

In Soviet Russia, you steal Leader's truck. In America, Leader's truck steal you!

ManchuCandidate October 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Herman Cain!

slithytoves October 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

read off some paper

What's paper?

GunToting[Redacted] October 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

What? You wipe your ass with a TelePrompTer?

slithytoves October 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

That's a kind of bidet, right?

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

It's the thing your receipt for your iPad or Kindle came on.

slithytoves October 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm

gmail?

ThundercatHo October 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

News of the Weird, "Least Competent Criminals…."

GunToting[Redacted] October 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I stood behind a podium with the Presidential Seal, but it was in the WH press briefing room, so I don't think I have to report to GITMO yet.

UnholyMoses October 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I'm not a professional thief, but I did leave the evidence at a Holiday Inn Express last night …

chascates October 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Every rightwing site refers to this as 'TOTUS DOWN, Obama has no comment'.

elviouslyqueer October 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm
RedneckMuslin October 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

A little warning the next time you send us somewhere, alright?

user-of-owls October 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Not Safe For Browsing History

EatsBabyDingos October 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Probably stolen by the Henrico PD, who put a joint in the Prez's podium. Probable Cause for a High Crimes & Misdemeanors Show Trial. Where is Ham Biscuits?

ifthethunderdontgetya October 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I might not be the President, but I stashed a teleprompter at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
~

UnholyMoses October 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

We both made the same joke, yet yours was much funnier.

/hangs head in shame

Mumbletypeg October 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

but the real question becomes, does Richmond still remain at the top of the Five Luckiest Cities or did we just get taken down a notch?

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Wow, that is the lamest excuse for a teevee-station-website article about a lame article in a gay magazine ever. Almost tempted to go look at the original to see how they computed "least money lost on lottery tickets" but am afraid I might catch teh Ghey.

LesPaultard October 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

ROFL at the poor assholes when they opened the truck and realized what they'd stolen and who would be looking for them in a few hours.

Steverino247 October 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Since the stuff has tags all over it saying "U.S. Government Property" I doubt it was President Obama's. I'd say the only serious consequence to this will be somebody's going to be assigned to whatever constitutes a shitty assignment in the Secret Service. Santorum's detail, in other words. Watch out for the froth!

Sue4466 October 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Good thing Obama doesn't use notes written on his hands or imagine what they'd have taken.

edgydrifter October 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Cantor is fuming that Obama won't shout "KILL WHITEY!" in the middle of his stump speech even after his tElePr0mpturZ was "reprogrammed" by the GOP's top technical operatives.

Sue4466 October 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm

"the truck had no markings and no indication anything special was inside."

You mean they don't have a big wraparound POTUS seal and "sensitive & expensive electronic equipment inside" painted on the side? WTF is that about?

johnnyzhivago October 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Some years ago the Conrail Police (railroads are the only private business that has it's own police force – sworn officers with arrest powers) had a big problem with trailers or containers being broken into in Jersey City. So they did exactly that – painted a trailer with huge logos saying "electronic express – VCR's TV's etc…" and left it parked in desserted streets and staked it out in unmarked vans. They caught dozens upon dozens of idiots attempting to break into it.

fuflans October 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

i see the south is rising again.

Chillwaver October 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Well, that was fun. Remember that one time when somebody stole St. Reagan Alzheimer's medication?

chicken_thief October 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Is the punchline: "Neither does Ronnie!"?

Chichikovovich October 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

That was before the famous "Mr. um Russian guy, do a thing to that big thing." speech that right wingers credit with bringing down the Soviet Union. And discovering penicillin and smallpox vaccine. And creating Cheez Doodles.

user-of-owls October 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

that one time

You mean 1980-1988?

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Yet another disappointment from Barry. If he really loved all the people, he'd give his speech in Ameslan

mereoblivion October 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm

If he were really a Xian, he'd give it in Aramaic like Mel Gibson.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Or Arabic, since Trump says he’s a muslin anyway. Like Romney.

user-of-owls October 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Drudge Headline the following day:

Obama Throwing Gang Signs To Supporters?

DerrickWildcat October 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Biden's teleprompter truck is identical and is in another part of the city. So if anything should happen to the President's teleprompter…

SudsMcKenzie October 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Almost identical, Joe's has a T-top.

BlueMonkeh October 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

and a spoiler on the back

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Thank God for the 26th Amendment's emergency teleprompter previsions.

DaRooster October 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

But if it goes…
Boner's Truck… and the screen on that teleprompter is smeared with some weird orange cream…

Blueb4sunrise October 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Ruh, roh, I think I got moderated.

elviouslyqueer October 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Is that anything like being Lepperted ? LUCKY YOU!

Blueb4sunrise October 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

It only hurt a little…..at first.

GlowneyHouse October 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Would have been nice to hear Obama say "FUCK IT!! WE'LL DO IT LIVE!!!"

mavenmaven October 18, 2011 at 12:54 pm

He couldn't just read the speech off his hands?

user-of-owls October 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

No. They don't make white ink.

chicken_thief October 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

“Eric Cantor wanted to stand behind it, just for a little bit,”

Eric Cantor asks that you please not use the phrase "little bit" in the same sentence as his name. It was, after all, his nickname all through high school and he has been trying to rid it from his life ever since.

Limeylizzie October 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

For the sake of your mental health, don't go to any right-wing sites to see commenting on the loss of said teleprompter.

chicken_thief October 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I suspect you could have put the period after "sites" and saved yourself some typing.

Lascauxcaveman October 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I'm sure they're having a field day with it, attempting to make a good joke from it, and failing miserably.

Chichikovovich October 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Good advice. It's amazing how the wingers can whip up a nonsense meme not only from nothing, but from the exact opposite of the truth. Watch any of Bush's debates, or the traffic-accident that was Reagan's first debate against Mondale. (In the rambling, incomprehensible closing statement, interrupted for time in mid-sentence, with Reagan looking confused and frightened, I think it's already evident that there are early signs of Alzheimers. Of course, that's using the Bill Frist diagnostic technique.) It becomes clear that neither of those two could put two thoughts together without emitting radiation. Without teleprompters, they would have been lost. (Reagan, as a trained actor who knew how to memorize and stick to scripts was better at hiding it.)

Compare that with Obama's lucid and compelling performance in the debates against McCain. No teleprompters there.

I mean really – set aside the ideology and just look at Obama's debates side by side with Bush II's and draw your own conclusions.

And remember that these same right wingers simply worshiped Bush. (Check out the Free Republic archives on the day that Bush did his flight-suit strut on the aircraft carrier if you want to see adulation bordering on religious ecstasy.) Until the new instructions came down that Bush wasn't a true conservative and we have always been at war with Eastasia, of course. Now it's harder to find a wingnut who supported Bush than it is to find a Frenchman of a certain age who doesn't claim to have been a committed fighter in the Resistance.

But yeah, Obama uses a teleprompter like every other politician there is. So those losers just repeat that and repeat that until they can convince themselves that Obama is a poor speaker without one. The ability of these people to conspire with one another to construct an alternate reality is actually quite scary. (No snark.)

GOPCrusher October 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Considering how they are still trying to get traction with the "Clinton got a blowjob" meme…..

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Clinton got a blow job? Lucky guy.

SorosBot October 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Let me guess: they assume that Obama, being black, couldn't give a decent speech without a teleprompter even though he has because they assume black people can't naturally be smart or good speakers, and that's why Obama using a teleprompter is somehow an insult to him even though every president since they were invented has used them.

BaldarTFlagass October 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I'm sure that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a teleprompter.

GOPCrusher October 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I thought the basic assumption was that blacks can't read.

user-of-owls October 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Well we know for a fact that they can't swim.

elviouslyqueer October 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Malkin (see above) trotted out the "What's next? Air Force One on blocks?" thing. Because, you know, the whole "niggers with their tore-up hoopties on blocks in the front yard" comparison to POTUS is just so hilarious.

LesPaultard October 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I think JFK was the first, if I remember the exhibit in his museum properly.

Indiepalin October 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Yeah, but they just posted it on Breitbart's Big TV so I'm stealing some of our material and posting it over there.

Limeylizzie October 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Oh Darling, you are so brave and I will watch your P score react accordingly.

OneYieldRegular October 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Whatever the outcome, it's a much better plot than "Heist."

mereoblivion October 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Plus no insufferable David Mamet patter.

x111e7thst October 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

If Obama wrote on his hand he would not be able to read it. (Because he is black, like the ink)

Nothingisamiss October 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

If only the van had been trying to close its account at Citibank the police would've been watching it closely.

Beowoof October 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I would want to know where Cantor and Hannity were when this happened. Oh maybe it was them having a nooner in the Holiday Inn Express.

BaldarTFlagass October 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

The teleprompter would probably fare better than any of the candidates in tonight's Republican debate.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Another one? Yee-hah, it's drinkin time! And more free media for fringe candidates like Mitt Romney.

Nothingisamiss October 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Wow! I didn't know I had a chance at a drinking game tonight! Woo-hee, and let the wonkette freak flag fly!

BaldarTFlagass October 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Our Wonkette Gods have been keeping this one on the QT, as they are fucking sick and tired of the liveblogging.

SayItWithWookies October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Yeah, but it's going to be about foreign policy — something that the candidates demonstrably know nothing about. Perry, Bachmann and Cain have been particularly abysmal when discussing anything outside of our borders recently — so if previous debates were in crazy territory, this one should be out by Neptune pretty quick.

Chichikovovich October 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Really? Foreign policy? Perry, Bachmann and Santorum lining up to denounce Obama Limbaugh-style for persecuting the fine Christians of the Lords Resistance Army? I'm so there dude.

Redrighthand October 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

#occupypresidentialpodium

jus_wonderin October 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Okay, what is the line of succession when a teleprompter is stolen or dies in office?

Indiepalin October 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Next in line would be the speaker in the House of Representatives.

Blueb4sunrise October 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

kissawookiee October 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

First in line, naturally, is Biden murmuring "fucking huge" into a live mic. Second is Sarah Palin's Sharpie. Third is BadLipReading.com. I saw it in the Constitution once, I swear.

hagajim October 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Once the thieves discovered the Presidential seal they gave the shit back – because none of them wanted to even try to be Preznit with this Congress.

RedneckMuslin October 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Or fuck with the shit belonging to the guy that killed Osama!

Sophist[Kochblocker] October 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

At last, our brief national nightmare is over.

Sharkey October 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Easy come, easy go. Also easy come back.

Goonemeritus October 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I’m putting my money on a Newt financed scheme. I think he realizes it would be his only chance to look presidential. After all our nation is not about to risk the return of Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion any time soon.

Chichikovovich October 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

How about Acid, Amnesty and Abortion?

mereoblivion October 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

"And Saturday night there will be a peter-pullin' party at St. Taffy's."

Guppy06 October 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

"the obvious reason that there was also $200,000 worth of audio equipment in the truck"

And wedged in a corner, underneath some cardboard boxes, was "The Football."

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

That picture would be even funnier if the text said "I, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, TODAY RESIGN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY…"

owhatever October 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The Book of Newt, Verse 7: 3 — And verily did the Lord Host spake thus to Earl to goeth forth and stealeth the TelePrompter of the anti-Christ and to park the truck in a Holiday Inn Express lot. Earl obeyed, and thus did drive a stake into the beast, rendering him tongueless.

Verse 7:4 — Lo and the faithful Earl was busted and became a martyr in prisons filled with the dark-skinned evil men who had allegiance to the anti-Christ. They sayeth unto him, "You did WHAT to Hopey?

Verse 7:5 — Earl hath had many homosexual relations in the shower since then, is now called That Bitch Earlene, and is therefore cast out from the flock and beyond the protection of armed agribusiness shepherds.

johnnymeatworth October 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Thank God it was returned, he might have had to read aloud from Herman Cain's book.

MzNicky October 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

For some reason that made me think of Andy Kaufman.

Salacious Crumb October 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

And alas, Obama's hopes and dreams of looking slyly into the camera and saying "Pardon me while I whip this out!" were dashed.

SayItWithWookies October 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Eric Cantor's off the hook — he doesn't want to stand behind the podium — he wants to stand behind the person standing behind the podium, and quietly undermine him. Dick Cheney is his biggest inspiration.

DahBoner October 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

"Dick Cheney is his biggest inspiration"

Or maybe Bob Dylan when he went electronica

Redrighthand October 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I mean honestly. This is a nation of laws, first and foremost of which is that if you want to use the AV equipment, you need to sign it out at the library first…

DahBoner October 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm

The AV Nerd Cartel: Gateway to Filmstrip Knowledge…

lochnessmonster October 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

hahaha

Dok-cupy Everything October 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Hey, has anyone this week mentioned that Obama is dumb because he said he'd visited 57 states? Because I hadn't heard that meme in a little while, either.

Crank_Tango October 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Index card libel!

Arken October 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Is it a physics thing? Can only Obama stand there because only he has the right number of free electrons?

Sharkey October 18, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Yes, it's a physics thing. If anyone else stands behind it, lots of bullets start flying at them.

Pop_Socket October 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Wingnuts so believe the Teleprompter Meme they think having it stolen would paralyze the Obama presidency even more than Eric Cantor has.

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Clearly what happened was that the teleprompter achieved sentience. It then tried to run to Glenn Beck to review the truth behind the new American Caliphate, but when it found that all its escape routes were closed, gave itself up. I'm sure it will be shipped to Gitmo, and replaced with a military teleprompter that cost twenty times more, but is made in America and certified by Sharia law.

Blueb4sunrise October 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

teleprompter achieved sentence.

BaldarTFlagass October 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

This is not nearly as bad as when Jimmy Page's 1960 Black Gibson Les Paul Custom (with Bigsby Tremolo) was stolen in 1970. In Canada (!).

proudgrampa October 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Crime? In Canada? No way!

BaldarTFlagass October 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

It was probably stolen by some Vietnam draft dodger who was hiding up there.

DahBoner October 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

"read off some paper"

Hmmm…is there an APP for that?

BarackMyWorld October 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Eve8Apples October 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Regarding the picture —

I always hoped Barry's teleprompter repeatedly scrolled:

"John Boner can suck my black cock."
"John Boner can suck my black cock."
"John Boner can suck my black cock."
"John Boner can suck my black cock."

Indiepalin October 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Presidential Seal? I didn't even know he had a pet!

Limeylizzie October 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I am tag-teaming you at Breitbart, in solidarity.

Indiepalin October 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I see that. You've courage. You know who else had courage? Keith Richards. I'm listening to his bio these days. What's great is that Johnny Depp narrates part of it.

SorosBot October 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Are you sure that's not the plot for the next Coen brothers movie?

Mumbletypeg October 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I imagine the absconders realized their game had been beaten once it was discovered within the same news cycle that some even savvier thieves dismantled and made off with an entire bridge of steel.

BaldarTFlagass October 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

From the article:

"You can even see the marks left where thieves used a blowtorch to detach the grating and steal beams."

Perfect.

Chichikovovich October 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Beam theft is a growing menace to our society. It's well known that most beam thieves are illegal immigrants. Which is another reason why we need a huge electric fence on the border. Reinforced with lots of beams.

Antispandex October 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

OMG! What did Presidents do before teleprompters and professional speech writers? They must have really sucked.

Sharkey October 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Did Obama let Malia "borrow the keys"?

DemonicRage October 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Could anything be worse than this? First, some South Carolina dude calls out "You lie!" while the President is making an important speech. Then Eric Cantor and Orangeman gang up to humiliate the President in Congress. And now someone has had the extreme balls to steal the President's magical electronic device. How soon can Mitt Romney get to the White House and ring the curtain down on this embarrassing display of nobody-respects-this-Unicorn?

DahBoner October 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

"Unicorns are people too, my friends"

Come here a minute October 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

The prompter was "recovered" just where they wanted it to be found. At the next stop of his bus trip, the president will mysteriously start reading the OWS manifesto (legalizing marijuana).

JerkCade October 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I got the Presidential Seal!

I'm up on the Presidential Pooooodium!

carlgt1 October 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm

we are all presidents now!

MzNicky October 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Well hellfire, now the wingtards at my local news site comment board will have a whole new slew of high-larious "teleprompter" jokes to hee-haw over. I hate those fuckers.

voodooeconomics October 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Top notch security i would say. You have secret services guys all around with earphones, guns and hidden knives, local keystone cops on foot, motorcycle, helicopters, cars, boats and SUVs,,YET, ladies and gentleman, someone managed to steal the speaker truck . Amazing!.
what if Al Qaida's Head of Horror had a hold of this truck.

ttommyunger October 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I'd like to submit a non-comment about this non-story regarding this non-event. Jeebus Christ, the Country is burning down around us and shit like this makes print and air-time ad fucking nauseam.

BarackMyWorld October 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Or acknowledge publicly that even happened.

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