In honor of his visit to his ancestral home:
Obama’s “The Beast” stuck on bridge in Ireland (video).
He has compared himself to many American presidents and recently rates himself as the fourth best president, right behind RFD, Johnson, and Lincoln. But this is the funniest one to me where he goes in 2011 in search of his Irish ancestral home.
Some American presidents with Irish roots: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush —- and Barack O’Bama. 🙂
What with his “War on Catholics” he’s probably going to try to ban St. Patrick next. If not ban him, I’m sure he would force him to hand out condoms. Somebody protested the passing out of valentine cards in school recently because, horror of horror, it’s a celebration of Saint Valentine. So why wouldn’t Saint Patrick be next?
This is too funny. Obama’s Beast, part car, part truck, part tank, gets stuck coming through the gate of the U. S. Embassy in Ireland.
The first cars in the presidential motorcade emerged up the ramp from the car park beneath the complex in Ballsbridge and passed through the gates without incident, but The Beast quickly ran into trouble and got beached.
“The Beast was coming along and suddenly there was a loud kind of bang, metal-on-metal, grinding, crunching noise and the car was stuck,” an RTE reporter said.
Obama is said to be exploring his Irish roots in that his great, great (don’t know how many greats) grandfather came from Ireland. He is visiting his “ancestral home.” Remember that the next time somebody claims people don’t like him because he’s black – ’cause he ain’t black, he’s Irish.
(2:59 he says himself he’s Irish)
Video of beached car: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13507728
Posted: 05.23.11 @ 12:05 p.m.