#1 Obama Caused A Huge Traffic Jam After He Stopped To Play Catch by Cincinnatus 20.05.2014 03:21

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Many years ago there was a radio DJ in Los Angeles who referred to himself as "the Emperor" and he would always sign off his show by saying, "Get off the roads, peasants, the Emperor is on his way home". His royal majesty Barack I must have listened to the guy and took it to heart.

President Barack Obama's decision to play ball with some little leaguers en route to a fundraiser snarled rush hour traffic in Washington D.C. Monday evening.

A press pool report written by McClatchy's Lesley Clark noted Obama made "an unscheduled side trip to visit and chat" with young baseball players in Friendship Park en route to a fundraiser shortly before 6 p.m.

"It's a great day for baseball," Obama said.

According to Clark, the president only spent about 12 minutes posing for photos and tossing a ball to one of the children. However, that short visit was enough to cause rush hour traffic problems.

"Trip to the ball fields was uneventful, but for commuters backed up along DC streets and the Key Bridge," wrote Clark.

The White House pointed out to Clark that Obama's visit to the little leaguers came ahead of his planned trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

On Twitter, a local radio station and several commuters described the delays caused by Obama's little league detour. View some of the tweets from the gridlock below.


http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-mot...ay-catch-2014-5

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#2 RE: Obama Caused A Huge Traffic Jam After He Stopped To Play Catch by Eglman 20.05.2014 13:18

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#3 RE: Obama Caused A Huge Traffic Jam After He Stopped To Play Catch by Eglman 20.05.2014 13:19

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The least masculine president in history.

#4 RE: Obama Caused A Huge Traffic Jam After He Stopped To Play Catch by algernonpj 20.05.2014 13:57

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What a faigeleh.

#5 RE: Obama Caused A Huge Traffic Jam After He Stopped To Play Catch by Rev 20.05.2014 14:19

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Quote: Eglman wrote in post #3
The least masculine president in history.


If you really want to know if a man is a fairy, watch him throw or run.

Obama and I are the same age. I lost my throwing motion while I was in my mid 40s (as well as most of the rest of my athleticism), but I still don't throw like a girl.

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