Obama Makes “Paddle” Joke, Shows Pathetic Swing

President Obama visited Dublin on Monday to discuss issues, such as the economy, with the President of Ireland. In a sloppy exchange after their meeting, President Enda Kenny gifted Obama with a “hurling stick.” Surprisingly the President of Ireland is not named McFinnegan, and the Irish are playing a sport I’ve never heard of. “Hurling” is the mutant crossbreed fuck-mistake-offspring of lacrosse (Native American), field hockey (Women), and soccer (3rd World/Euro-trash). The Irishman attempted to show President Obama how to properly use the stick, and after an awkward hand-off Obama displayed his horrific form, then cracked a joke about paddling members of Congress if they misbehave: “If members of Congress aren’t behaving, give them a little paddle, a little hurl.”

    1. Keith_Stone4444

      Yea guys! insulting our own presidents diplomatic relations is awesome. Try being a patriot.

      13 years ago at 1:21 pm
    2. Buddy Weiser

      Obama having diplomatic relations? All I have seen him do is kiss ass to terrorists.

      13 years ago at 10:25 pm
    3. The Waltz

      Right…double tap to the head is probably just like kissing ass.

      I mean come the fuck on, man. Don’t be stupid.

      13 years ago at 5:24 pm
  1. winning civil wars

    He swung it just like Kenny demonstrated. In other news, too bad the GOP still has no serious candidates. Good luck in 2020!

    13 years ago at 2:03 pm
    1. 1868 Fratting

      the whiny left doesn’t either. Obama’s presidency has been a clusterfuck.

      13 years ago at 2:08 pm
    2. winning civil wars

      Whether his presidency has been a clusterfuck or not (and that’s certainly up for debate), the incumbent is generally considered a serious candidate.

      13 years ago at 2:09 pm
    3. Mrs Perfection

      Dear winning civil wars,
      You took something as a joke and turned in to a political argument. The fact that you would have a political argument on a website that is followed by a majority conservative voters makes me think you are insecure and fairly immature. Whatever it is, I can assure you that know one really cares what you think. Bless your heart and have a nice day<3

      13 years ago at 2:17 pm
    4. winning civil wars

      The fact that you responded makes you a bit of a hypocrite, now doesn’t it?

      13 years ago at 2:18 pm
    5. Mrs Perfection

      And my respect for you hit rock bottom, congrads.
      Please grow up before you ever go to the voting both.
      Much appes

      13 years ago at 2:20 pm

      I find it amusing that “Mrs Perfection” mispelled ‘congrads’. Not so perfect anymore, eh

      13 years ago at 2:27 pm
    7. Haze W

      I also find it funny how you can debate his presidency. When food stamps have gone from 30,000,000 to 47,000,000 unemployment is astronomical, we have no economy left due to high corporate taxes and high EPA standards, we are involved in 3 years (he ran on ending the war), if you want me to continue we can go into healthcare, inflation, and oil prices or lack of American values this man shows but I have a feeling you can’t keep up in this argument. Go back to Europe and read the communist manifesto once more. Oh and it’s the war of Northern Agression.

      13 years ago at 3:14 pm
    8. Haze W

      Sorry I have a fucking iPhone. I meant war and btw your president assistant SG ali khan wrote a great article on a possible zombie attack. Wow this administration ia a fucking joke.

      13 years ago at 3:16 pm
    9. Broby Petrino

      Obviously “winning civil wars,” who has clearly never won one-much less multiple, is a retard. Just because we have no front runners, which is what I assume you’re referring to, hardly means we will have any trouble kicking that Geed out of the White House. Who was Obama before the primary? Just some junior senator that I thought had no shot at being elected, clearly wasn’t a problem for him. We can just select a black woman and she’ll get automatically voted in by the uneducated masses and the P/C community.

      If you don’t agree thats why it happened I submit this as exhibit A.

      13 years ago at 3:53 pm
    10. winning civil wars

      ^All the more reason you’d think that the GOP would be gearing up for a likely win. Doesn’t appear to be sorting out that way at the moment, though. And I agree that this administration has been a disappointment, though for different reasons.

      13 years ago at 3:58 pm
    11. B ROwe

      winning civil wars,
      It gives me pleasure knowing you’re sitting at your computer refreshing the page every thirty seconds just to respond to an argument that you will never win. Go out and make something of yourself.

      13 years ago at 7:31 pm
    12. MaverEK1401

      Too bad you Asses only have one unqualified, defunct, racial-novelty as a candidate who’s previous presidency basically just pissed off enough people to form an extreme counter-party. Good luck with ever having any respect in the fraternal community ever again!

      13 years ago at 7:54 pm
    13. winning civil wars

      And that extreme counter party (I assume you mean Tea Party) has only served to divide and discredit the Republican party. Is Pawlenty really going to be the best GOP candidate?

      13 years ago at 8:51 pm
    14. Filthy Rich

      So who’s the front-runner of the GOP to be elected for presidency in 2012? Because many of you bros who are quick to discredit the President of any accomplishments and bash his administration about the shit-economy left to him by Bush (thanks “dubya”) sure do make it seem like the GOP will have a likely win, although many would disagree…

      13 years ago at 8:59 pm
    15. Bro Girardi

      After moving to the south, I try and try again to say the north isn’t that bad. Winning Civil wars, you have given me clarity. I pledged a southern fraternity, and I’m staying here to avoid shitheads like you. May God (yes he’s real asshole) have mercy on your terrible soul. Also to the people saying he is at his computer, skinny jeans look uncomfortable to sit in. He’s probably at a public library or a coffee shop in Boston or Providence or somewhere else horrible

      13 years ago at 10:35 pm
    16. Side Beer

      Winning civil wars you have no life. How many hours a day do you spend on TFM?
      Look at the amount and times of the posts he made.

      13 years ago at 11:56 pm
    17. Haze W

      Filthy Rich: Sorry but you are a fucking moron. George W. Bush economic policies saved us from entering a depression, if it wasn’t for his bail out plan the central banking system would have failed. The policies that entered us into this recession was those of the 2006 democratic controlled congress and 1992-1999 policies of Bill Clinton. I.e. his high corporate taxes, capital gains tax, I can continue if you want. We can also go into how he cut the military and CIA spending to have a short term balanced economy which led to 9-11. If you want me to continue we can also talk about how his surplus was the effects of Reaganomics. Since any economist or historian will tell you a Presidents policies tend to take 10 years to kick in. If you would like we can also get into how he desecrated the Oval Office. And do not get me started on Obama. Take an economics class and I highly doubt you are “Filthy Rich” because your lack of knowledge on the economy and politics is appalling.

      13 years ago at 1:20 am
    18. winning civil wars

      No one answered the question as to who will defeat Obama in 2012. And Bro Girardi, stop trying to be southern. You’re either a New Yorker trying too hard in the south or a bandwagon yankees fan.

      13 years ago at 9:14 am
    19. Haze W

      My opinion who will take Obama. I do not think people like Pawlenty or Romney have a chance because they are to mainstream and the people of this country are sick of “machine” politicians. The people who have a chance against Obama in my opinion are Ron Paul, Herman Caine, Gary Johnson, and maybe just maybe there is someone who hasn’t entered I.e. your Chris Christie or Boby Jindal. The people out so far Pawlenty, Newt, Santorum, so to be Romeny stand no chance. Is that an answer for you?

      13 years ago at 10:55 am
    20. Rihanna Deserved It

      this is what you call a troll. this is a f.aggot that knows the widely accepted beliefs of an online community and then challenges them bluntly and obnoxiously, to get a rise out of people.
      just fuckin ignore it while TFM pledge looks up how to delete his account.

      13 years ago at 11:45 am
    21. winning civil wars

      Yes, Haze W, that is what I was looking for. Not sure if Ron Paul is a real threat though. He has some good ideas but some of them are radical as hell. Don’t know too much yet about Herman Cain or Gary Johnson.

      13 years ago at 12:12 pm
    22. TeethandAmbition

      Winning Civil Wars, you are a disgrace to the North. Considering Obama wasn’t even a “serious” candidate at this point in the last election, I wouldn’t be discrediting the current field of GOP candidates. Obama is a lying scumbag that is using chicago-style politics to secure a political base. The very people who rammed that fucking bill through are giving out waivers for it left and right because they know the quality of healthcare provided by the law will be complete shit and wouldn’t even want their own families on it. What kind of health care solution is that?

      Also, you are posting inflamatory statements on a website where the majority of people clearly don’t share your opinion just to get a response, clearly showing you just want to illicit a response and argue, very immature and pretty pathetic, go on a “The Man is keeping us down!” website and discuss how much it sucks that you don’t get free things from the government that are taken from those who have actually earned them.

      13 years ago at 1:23 pm
    23. Haze W

      Ron Paul is actually the only GOP candidate who beats Obama in polls right now… Not saying he is not radical. But after a radical left you need a radical right bring things to the middle… And TeethandAmbition: They aren’t giving them out left and right they are just giving them out left. (stupid joke) The reason I say that though is because 2/3 of the waivers that have been given out have been to little liberal posh restaurants that charge $60 for a vegan steak in Nancy Pelosi distract. The funny thing is why would you want a health care system that the countries using them are attempting to change to ours? If you are old, a smoker, or drink you will be put to the back of a line. To see a specialist in Canada the average wait is 5 months. I am pretty sure if you have cancer that wait is life threatening. Also Obamacare will reduce the amount of Drs in the country because it coast so much time and money to become a DR that the pay you will receive from the Gov’t is not worth it. Seriously have you ever taken an economics class? Or in fact a history or foreign studies class?

      13 years ago at 3:53 pm
    24. rooster cogburn

      I dont think you guys understand how the economy works. it doesnt switch gears via an election, the fact that we are already starting to show signs of recovery is a fucking miracle in itself. Gas prices arent controlled by the President their a product of a speculation/demand relationship. Obama is doing a pretty damn good job…I mean christ have you guys ever tasted Godfather’s pizza? its awful. that leaves a slampiece who couldnt even withstand the pressure of being a Governor of a state that may or may not actually be a part of the good ol U.S. of A, a closet liberal mormon, some boring nobodys who dont have Obama or even Palin’s charisma to generate any excitement. Man that pizza really fucking sucks.

      13 years ago at 5:11 pm
    25. Haze W

      rooster cogburn: When I thought people on this site couldn’t get any more dumb you pitched in. Actually you are wrong on all aspects, EVERY little thing has an effect on the economy. When Obama announced the stimulus and obamacare the market went down because people were afraid of the effects. When he announces that we will renew drilling contracts oil prices will drop BECAUSE SPECULATORS PREDICT FUTURES AND THEY PREDICT OIL WILL DROP. Have you ever taken any form of economics? You are dumb. Yes the economy is syndical but the politicians play a huge role on the US economy. Really do research before you make yourself look dumb. Also if out of college students have unemployment of 84%, food stamps have gone up 17 million, unemployment is at depression levels, the US economy is near gone, and the inflation rate is higher than the crashing Euros if that is good to you, then Obama is great!!

      13 years ago at 6:38 pm
    26. PursuitOfFratiness

      If Fox News showed Ron Paul any sort of support he would absolutely demolish anyone those libs **** could think of. If any of you guys on here are REAL conservatives and not just the GOP’s personal defense then you would realize this. How does an abolished income tax and privatization of Social Security sound to your bank accounts?

      13 years ago at 7:31 pm
    27. Haze W

      Did I not say I supported Ron Paul? I believe I did. I supported him in 08 and now in 2012… Wasn’t and never will be a Romney man. However Fox always talks about the usual candidates like romney- whose health care is much like Obamas, Palin- what a joke, Newt- who dug himself a deep grave, and Pawlenty who will say whatever the base says. Ron Paul speaks his minds, believes in conservative values through and through. States rights, little taxing, free enterprise, freedom from the gov’t. Who wouldn’t support him. Oh and he’s a Texan.

      13 years ago at 9:01 pm
    28. Henry V

      why are there Libs on a site about Fraternity life? Not exactly the MSNBC discussion boards if you get my drift.

      13 years ago at 9:16 pm
    29. Filthy Rich

      Haze W, the average wait to see a specialist in Canada is not 5 months, so I don’t know where you’re getting that figure from. The wait time to see a specialist may be anywhere from some few days to a few weeks to around 3 months. The wait time is set accordingly to the availability of services in the area and by the relative need of the person needing treatment. Meanwhile the wait time in the U.S. depends on whether a person has access to funding to pay for treatment and by the willingness of the provider to deliver service at the price set by the insurer. Note that “access to funding to pay for treatment” means that U.S. citizens who have the money to see their doctor and pay for the treatment(s) and/or surgerie(s) they need will get the high-quality treatment our country provides. But for the middle class and working families, this is not the case.
      But if you’re gonna compare the U.S. health care system to Canada, let’s compare: The U.S. spends much more money on health care, on both per-capita and as a percentage of GDP, than Canada. Life expectancy is longer in Canada and the infant-mortality rate is lower there as well.
      Both Canada and Europe have shown that people should have health care as a right. But in our country, we have 50 million people with no health insurance at all and we end up spending twice as much on health care than any of these countries. I believe is this country needs to achieve universal health care in the most cost-effective way, which is Medicare for all.

      13 years ago at 12:31 am
    30. AlexanderBrovechkin

      Haze W,

      As an econ and political science major myself, I recognize and agree with most of your economic insights, however, you said it yourself, it takes 10 years to truly measure the effectiveness of the economic policies implemented by Obama. His policies were a direct response to the economic emergency he inherited in office, therefore it is hard to criticize his policies so early and I believe that while their may be some short term loss and strife, in the long run we will see that he helped us avoid a major depression. Also, let us not forget that Reganomics, which have proved to be worthwhile in the long run, produced extremely high immediate debt and he was heavily criticized for this policy during his administrations.


      13 years ago at 8:41 am
    31. ballball

      Everyone stop arguing with someone you don’t even know on the internet.

      It’s a beautiful day go outside and have a beer

      13 years ago at 9:07 am
    32. rooster cogburn

      ***HAZE W***. i sincerely apologize for not writing a goddamn thesis on the subject, guess i just have more important thing to do with my time. all you did was exstrapulate on what I said about oil, but well i guess i didnt just care enough to explain it as thoroughly as you b/c well I HAVE OTHER SHIT TO DO THAN WRITE A FUCKING EDITORIAL CRITIQUE. honestly i bet you do know more about the sio-economic-federal influence than I, but well I come from a wealthy family and I’m from Oklahoma so you can maybe put that massive intellect to work and figure out that ive known the oil and gas buisness since i was like 15. Obama has been a good president, considering what he inherite i would say hes been a fantastic commander-in-chief. you are right that much of Clinton’s surplus was a product of reaganomics in his first term, but those factors from Reaganeconomics also to the thought processes of the 08 disaster. I dont bash Bush because he is my POTUS. I dont bash Reagan because he was a top 10 POTUS if they took a scholastic poll. I dont bash Clinton because he is the greatest president since Truman. I wont bash Obama because in 2 years he took so manhy risks and perfectly executed the head of the snake, shunned the far left to do whats best for all of us in several instances, and had quitely made great strides in education so China doesnt assfuck in the next 30 years, kept America safe, and got the wheels turning on having public health care (yes health, not obamacare)..im sure youre a smart guy but so am I. frat on good sir.

      13 years ago at 4:48 pm
    33. Buddy Weiser

      rooster, we took a vote, and could you please change your user name? The Duke is rolling over in his grave with a person using one of his greatest characters as a username and saying Obama is great.

      13 years ago at 10:29 pm
    34. rooster cogburn

      ive actually tried too but I cant figure out how. and Jeff Bridges fucking owns that role. the coen brothers took the real Rooster from the novel and planted him on screen. check out “The Searchers” thats the duke at his very best.

      13 years ago at 11:02 am
    35. JPHaze

      All I have to say from this argument is that y’all are **** who waste their time on TFM, so there for you aren’t raging and your gay. However the conclusion I draw is that you liberals fucks should drop and that I hate you, Haze W was right in his argument and you socialist liberal fucks go read FML because you are truly gay as fuck.

      The biggest asshole in the world

      Oh and I fucking hate you all

      13 years ago at 6:42 pm
  2. BronerJams03

    Too bad Hurling is older than soccer and lacrosse, and field hockey was developed from hurling. Not having your facts straight, NF

    13 years ago at 2:11 pm
    1. Cupid

      Actually knowing these things has just made me question your sexuality. And my conclusion is that you’re a glee watching homo.

      13 years ago at 2:18 pm
    2. PantherSig

      Hurling is actually pretty badass. Although not recently, people would die on the field playing it. Also field hockey started as a man’s sport, albiet a gay one.

      13 years ago at 2:35 pm
    3. Lestor Maddox

      I don’t need to know about those gay ass fucking sports. I know plenty about football and baseball and thats all I fucking need.

      13 years ago at 2:39 pm
    4. Fratworthy

      Sounds to me that “Bid” is still in search of what his name implies, just as rugby is still in search of someone to watch it…Rugby. NF. American Football. TFM.

      13 years ago at 5:16 pm
    5. Bid

      Fratworthy. Not only was your ‘retort’ poorly worded and awkward, but it is clearly out of place. Sure, American Football is fratty. No one is arguing that. I’m just saying that knowing a sport’s history isn’t ‘gay.’ Rugby is FaF in my opinion. Just look at their shorts.

      13 years ago at 7:22 pm
    6. Filthy Rich

      I was gonna comment on this poorly-written and ignorant article by pointing out that Hurling has been played for far longer than lacrosse, but BronerJams03 beat me to it. I’m also going to point out that soccer is not just a sport for “3rd World/Euro-trash” because it is the world’s most popular sport. So if any of you “bros” out there don’t understand what I mean, then to be one of the oldest and most historic sport in the world pretty much makes soccer is a Top Tier sport.
      The writer of this article is an idiot and should show some respect towards other people’s cultures and national sports like a gentleman.

      13 years ago at 8:48 pm
    7. Leges

      first of all, ^ this ^
      second of all, you know most self-proclaimed “fratstars” are white suburban upper-middle class kids who have played soccer at some point in their lives, most likely throughout high school, so stop trying too hard and respect the sport. I like soccer, football, baseball, golf, even pool, each in their own way.

      13 years ago at 10:18 pm
    8. Confederate Fratter

      Brolonzo, jump off a cliff, run onto oncoming traffic, choke on a bag of dicks you ignorant geed.

      13 years ago at 11:05 pm
    9. Chevy Silverabro

      leges, you are way off base assuming that most of us played soccer through high school if at all. Based on my experience and most of the comments on here, it is safe to say most of us played football and baseball. If you aren’t athletic enough to play a real sport just accept it. Don’t try to drag us down with you.

      13 years ago at 12:39 am
    10. Filthy Rich

      Chevy Silverabro, I seriously hope you’re not implying that soccer isn’t athletic enough to be considered a real sport. If so, you obviously must be confusing soccer with something else…

      13 years ago at 1:18 am
    11. Chevy Silverabro

      Face it, soccer is like Pike, there’s a lot of people who play while everybody else knows it’s a joke.

      13 years ago at 1:32 am
    12. Confederate Fratter

      Did you just compare soccer to pike? Is that a joke? Because if it was I’m not laughing.

      13 years ago at 8:20 am
    13. Prefferedshacker

      Soccer is a big game of hacky sack with a bigger ball and goals. Fucking field fairies.

      13 years ago at 9:21 am
  3. The Fresh Market

    Never before have I read anything on this site and thought, “Wow I wish I had kept working and not clicked that link.”
    So congrats, I guess.

    13 years ago at 2:29 pm
  4. older row

    why does a clip of our president at an irrelevant photo op in Ireland on TFM? Who gives a fuck?

    13 years ago at 3:03 pm
  5. Frat E. Lee

    You can’t imagine how much I would rather have Herman Cain in office than Obama.

    13 years ago at 3:17 pm
    1. Frat E. Lee

      Not only do I think he’s one of the best men for the job, but it would also be amazing for Obama to lose to a black guy who’s not a giant fucking moron.

      13 years ago at 8:23 pm
    2. RonFratSaladWhite

      Second. He needs better foreign affairs policies and I don’t like his idea about a fair tax rate all that much, but otherwise he’s not bad. I can’t wait to see the libs try and call the tea party racist in the coming election now that a lot of them are backing a black man.

      13 years ago at 8:45 pm
  6. truenorthfratdaddy

    i’m doing a semester abroad in Dublin and there are several things wrong with this column I feel I must point out: one, that Enda Kenny is the Taoiseach (pronounced Tee-Shock) which means Prime Minister. The President of Ireland is Mary McAleese, she is mostly just a figurehead, sort of like Queen Elizabeth is to the UK. Two, its called a “hurley” not a hurling stick, and as has already been said, its actually a very badass sport. Its the fastest field sport in existence, and it is old as fuck, way older than field hockey or soccer.
    Obama’s awkward way of holding the stick and his lame joke you were right to ridicule.

    13 years ago at 5:35 pm
    1. Lestor Maddox

      Hey you fucking douche read the comments. We obviously don’t give a flying fuck about whatever gay ass sport this is. We also don’t give a fuck where your yankee ass studied over the summer or their female president. Please haze yourself accordingly. Ireland may be cool, but you sure as hell aren’t. Signed, Everyone.

      13 years ago at 5:56 pm