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US President Barack Obama plays soccer with some children while visiting Ciudad de Dues Favela in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Obama visited a notorious favela in Rio de Janeiro Sunday as he visited emerging economic powerhouse Brazil on the first stop on a three-nation Latin America tour. (AFP/Jim Watson)


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Yes, I can!... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Yes, I can!

No, it's not a B ball, but ... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

No, it's not a B ball, but it's close enough to keep me interested.

Tired of getting "beaten up... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Tired of getting "beaten up" in the media lately, Obama has decided to travel with his own personal cheerleaders.

Obama finally finds a golf ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama finally finds a golf ball he can hit.

It's not soccer. It's kinet... (Below threshold)
fustian:

It's not soccer. It's kinetic activity!

This isnt a war this is a l... (Below threshold)
retired military:

This isnt a war this is a limited military action.

Refereeing at a kids soccer... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Refereeing at a kids soccer match - at last an international dispute that Obama is qualified to handle.

How's that early peace priz... (Below threshold)
fustian:

How's that early peace prize working out for you Nobel folk?

Obama personally supervises... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Obama personally supervises another no-fly zone in Brazil.

Kids Thought Bubble: " Ever... (Below threshold)
Brucepall:

Kids Thought Bubble: " Every time I crack my knuckles, the man looses his balance and falls off the ball..." And then: "My friends will never believe it... dang!"

Making American a Socialist... (Below threshold)

Making American a Socialist Society - GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!

Obama demonstrating that he... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Obama demonstrating that he sucks at soccer too.

"...and my views on NATO le... (Below threshold)

"...and my views on NATO leadership for the No Fly Zone are... Oh, look. Shiny"

No, I meant Bush-lite.... (Below threshold)

No, I meant Bush-lite.

"I've had my tiger's blood ... (Below threshold)

"I've had my tiger's blood this morning and I'm ready to kick some serious elementary school ass."

"Oh, I though FIFA was F... (Below threshold)

"Oh, I though FIFA was First In, Free Arugula.

Obama, America's kick in th... (Below threshold)

Obama, America's kick in the balls.

Should be 'America' in numb... (Below threshold)

Should be 'America' in number 11, not 'American'

"OK, I want you kids to ima... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

"OK, I want you kids to imagine that this ball is the American Constitution! And, the ball under my left foot is my administrations foreign policy!"

He's waiting for UN sanctio... (Below threshold)
fustian:

He's waiting for UN sanction before kicking the ball.

That's right! Kick the ball... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

That's right! Kick the ball like you're trying to kick the white off of it!

Obama's so thoroughly Ameri... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Obama's so thoroughly American, he calls it football.

That's not why they call hi... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

That's not why they call him "Pay Lay."

It's the game beloved by so... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

It's the game beloved by socialists everywhere.

Let me be perfectly clear..... (Below threshold)

Let me be perfectly clear...

You guys are in charge and I will kick the ball where and when you tell me.

and in other news the presi... (Below threshold)
Pretzel_Logic:

and in other news the president was on the ball today...

These Boots are made for wa... (Below threshold)

These Boots are made for walkin'... WHOA! (splat!)

They come in a set, but lit... (Below threshold)
JumpinJoe:

They come in a set, but little guys from around the world are kicking the other one around.

I know my wife has my other... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I know my wife has my other balls in her purse but now I have a big white one.

"How can they accuse me of ... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

"How can they accuse me of 'punting' on leadership in Libya? This is a soccer ball, not a football."

The ballbreaker demonstrate... (Below threshold)
Carolyn:

The ballbreaker demonstrates keeping his boot on the throat of Petrobras, I mean BP.

The butt-erfly effect: if o... (Below threshold)
Hawk777:

The butt-erfly effect: if obama lifts his leg to let one rip in one part of the world, what happens in Libya?

"What i meant was gaddafi m... (Below threshold)
rbee:

"What i meant was gaddafi must goal...keep"

First golf, then soccer...t... (Below threshold)

First golf, then soccer...the President is always playing with his balls!

"See, this is what I do wit... (Below threshold)
Marie:

"See, this is what I do with Hillary's balls!"

Step 9 in the 10 step progr... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

Step 9 in the 10 step program to quit global influence.

Every now and then, Moochel... (Below threshold)
Jay:

Every now and then, Moochelle lets Zippy play with one of his balls.

Waddaya know...stepping on ... (Below threshold)
deez:

Waddaya know...stepping on the ball works the same way as "pull my thumb"...

Okay...you kids ready to wa... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Okay...you kids ready to watch my stunt that will get me on Letterman's Stupid Human Tricks?

"Ummm, I, I, ummmm, being P... (Below threshold)
PBunyan:

"Ummm, I, I, ummmm, being President, ummmm is a lot, uhhhh, harder than I thought it would be, but, ummm, playing soccer against, uhh, children, is something I, I, I think I can, ummm, be, uhhh, successful at."

"Yes, I know there is no go... (Below threshold)
GernBlanston:

"Yes, I know there is no goal. I'm used to working that way."

President Obama is hopeful ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

President Obama is hopeful that bouncing around a soccer ball will give him a desperately needed bounce in the polls...

"I hold the world record fo... (Below threshold)
GernBlanston:

"I hold the world record for kicking the can down the road. Let's see what I can do with this ball."

He seems happiest when asso... (Below threshold)
Jer:

He seems happiest when associating with people his own age.

"OK, kids, so once you have... (Below threshold)
iurockhead:

"OK, kids, so once you have them down, you put your foot on the neck of the oil companies just like this."

I hope I don't get picked l... (Below threshold)
teh wind:

I hope I don't get picked last.

I hear Obama is planning to... (Below threshold)
fustian:

I hear Obama is planning to visit America some day.

It's like this kids. And s... (Below threshold)
Self:

It's like this kids. And so, I took control of the world's problems; much like I'm standing now, with my hands behind my back....

Anyone up for some kinetic ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Anyone up for some kinetic spheroid striking?

This sport is very popular ... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

This sport is very popular where I was born and I'm very good at this.
Just pretend the ball is American Capitalism.
See??? You already want to kill.... er....kick it.

"See, I do too have balls!!... (Below threshold)
NJ Mike:

"See, I do too have balls!!"

Does this pose make my butt... (Below threshold)
clearmind:

Does this pose make my butt look smaller than Michelle's?

Mr. President, these aren't... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Mr. President, these aren't the balls you're looking for.

Obama's perfect sport. You ... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Obama's perfect sport. You don't get your hands dirty, if someone dares challenge you you get to pretend you were hurt, it drones on and on with no goal, and occasionally when your team doesn't get their way there is a riot.

Now this is one President w... (Below threshold)
res:

Now this is one President who's really 'on the ball!'

Hey kids... show me how to ... (Below threshold)
FedUp:

Hey kids... show me how to do this again. Michelle said i can't come home until I get this right!

Crisis in Japan? Not his p... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Crisis in Japan? Not his problem

Military action in Libya? Let France run things.

Learning kiddy-soccer in Rio? There's a job for Obama!

He's got the whole world in... (Below threshold)

He's got the whole world in his hands!

As Orwell said, "If you wan... (Below threshold)
davidt:

As Orwell said, "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever," like so.

"I'm a little despot<br /... (Below threshold)
Highlander:

"I'm a little despot
Long and tall
Here is my edict
Here is my ball"

Pathetic... (Below threshold)
914:

Pathetic

"Last pick Rodrigo - you ge... (Below threshold)
Highlander:

"Last pick Rodrigo - you get the goofy looking kid with the big ears."

'To Cur with love'... (Below threshold)
914:

'To Cur with love'

GONG!!!!!!!... (Below threshold)
914:

GONG!!!!!!!

A "cultural misunderstandin... (Below threshold)
guido:

A "cultural misunderstanding" is being blamed for the event occurring immediately after this photo when President Obama's bow to apologize for America's dominance in the western hemisphere was mistaken for a "futbol move", resulting in several soccer balls being kicked at Obama's head and the subsequent violent Secret Service tackling of more than a dozen startled Brazilian youngsters.

"In the States, we call thi... (Below threshold)
Pile of Pooh:

"In the States, we call this 'soccer.' It's a non-competitive game for young girls. I'm quite good at it."

Kids: "We do not understan... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Kids: "We do not understand Obamcare. Please explain it to us"

Obama: "Well, imagine this futbol is the American economy. Now imagine my foot is Obamcacare...."

"It's my world and I'll ste... (Below threshold)
Brad:

"It's my world and I'll step on it if I see fit, you little bastards"

Aren't I supposed to be sup... (Below threshold)
Paul Newton:

Aren't I supposed to be supplied with TWO of these? Hold on...Michelle Honey?

BHO:They will use this to s... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

BHO:They will use this to say I was on the ball with Libya unlike Bush.
Toddie & Lackie: Yes Mr Present a masterful pose.


Breaking News: NBC's Chris ... (Below threshold)
Paul Newton:

Breaking News: NBC's Chris Matthews grudgingly complies with court ordered surgery to have The President's balls removed from his chin.

In the past America hasn't ... (Below threshold)
jbw:

In the past America hasn't always be willing to embrace football; some have denigrated its culture and called it "soccer". But today we can have a new beginning and force America to watch and play a sport they don't care about.

"Then you step down on her ... (Below threshold)
woody:

"Then you step down on her head & say 'I said be civil, Biatch!' Then, maybe a Lipstick on a Pig joke."

Back in the old days I used... (Below threshold)

Back in the old days I used to follow the Harambee Stars

Let me just be very unambig... (Below threshold)
itismedavid:

Let me just be very unambiguous about this. I am going to step off this soccer/football and use it for kickball.

Nero's kill your economy po... (Below threshold)
914:

Nero's kill your economy pose

Obama announces the individ... (Below threshold)
john galt:

Obama announces the individual "play soccer" mandate.

Obama looks around to see w... (Below threshold)
cathymv:

Obama looks around to see who he can punt the next major decision to.....

Obama played soccer while t... (Below threshold)
cathymv:

Obama played soccer while the middle east burned.

"Tell Hillary that I've got... (Below threshold)
Neoluddite:

"Tell Hillary that I've got more important things to do. She should handle this herself"

You see, Atlas can't shrug ... (Below threshold)
PapaWhisky:

You see, Atlas can't shrug if you put your foot down....

Moments later, Obama took h... (Below threshold)
PapaWhisky:

Moments later, Obama took his ball and went home.

Obama proves that the nucle... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Obama proves that the nuclear "futbol" is
available to him anywhere he travels.....
and the codes are in an unnamed orifice in
his body.

"......so I pinned Boehner'... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

"......so I pinned Boehner's head to the floor and told him, in no uncertain terms, just how it was going to be!"

POTUS: I'm responding to m... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

POTUS: I'm responding to my critics, and proving that I do indeed have balls, and can deal with foreigners from a position of strength.

W-POTUS: Barry, that's just a little boy, and only one ball.

Another socialist with only... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Another socialist with only one ball

Obama wonders what Hillary ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama wonders what Hillary meant when she said "now you just need to one more ball to be like normal men"

Obama "this street reminds ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama "this street reminds me of the place where I was born. Soccer is big in Africa too"

Unscripted teleprompted kin... (Below threshold)
914:

Unscripted teleprompted kinetic action moment.

Whaddya mean this is a "no-... (Below threshold)
utbw42:

Whaddya mean this is a "no-kick zone"?

Worship me or I WILL take m... (Below threshold)
Dana:

Worship me or I WILL take my ball and go home.

This is my foot. This is m... (Below threshold)
a. moral:

This is my foot. This is my foot on top of the world. Any questions?

"So which of you nose-picke... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

"So which of you nose-pickers is going to shine
my Gucchis?"

Obama Soccer Doctrine : Kic... (Below threshold)
Rich:

Obama Soccer Doctrine : Kick Balls not Ass

That should be Obama's Fore... (Below threshold)
Rich:

That should be Obama's Foreign Policy Doctrine : Kick Balls not Ass.

Unless of course you like the first one better. ;)

Obama's daydream that the s... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama's daydream that the soccer ball is the earth and he is a giant standing astride it is disturbed by Michelle's shout of "Kick the ball you putz".

Playing with children's bal... (Below threshold)
jester7653:

Playing with children's balls! Pervert!

Obama's soccer career final... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Obama's soccer career finally ended after the coaches failed to convince him to stop bowing to every goalie.

Obama wins all the White Ho... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Obama wins all the White House soccer games, since the lackeys are so mesmerized by the crease in his pants that they forget to play the game.

Obama looks to Totus to fin... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama looks to Totus to find out what he is supposed to do next.

"I play this game as well a... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"I play this game as well as any other, even bowling!"

Facing crisis in Jap... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:


Facing crisis in Japan, war in the Middle East, and economic meltdown at home, Obama finally decides to consult with those more knowledgeable about the world.

DRUDGEBREAKING: America dis... (Below threshold)

DRUDGEBREAKING: America discovers it has another Ham(m) in Soccer. Developing...

"I'm not a bully, I'm just ... (Below threshold)

"I'm not a bully, I'm just redistributing ball time."

"Yell, 'Kobe, I'm open</... (Below threshold)

"Yell, 'Kobe, I'm open' at me just one more time you're gettin' a red card."

Obumble Ball... (Below threshold)

Obumble Ball

Barry definitively contradi... (Below threshold)
Bob:

Barry definitively contradicts those who say he's not on the ball.

Listen up, boys and girls! ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Listen up, boys and girls! You are no threat, I have no mission, and there are absolutely no American interests at stake. But, you are small, easy to push around, and have few allies, so I'm going to display my manhood by bombing you. Have a nice day!

"Yes, I know there... (Below threshold)
"Yes, I know there is no goal. I'm used to working that way."
That is an excellent caption, GernBlanston.
"This is it kids. The only ... (Below threshold)
xiphos:

"This is it kids. The only thing I have on the ball."

As his primary handler look... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

As his primary handler looks on Obama demonstrates ball control, something he would regret later that night.

My first tip on soccer is, ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

My first tip on soccer is, when you find yourself in a goal, stop kicking.

Another of these and I'll h... (Below threshold)

Another of these and I'll have two!

♬Throw up y... (Below threshold)


Throw up your hands
Stick out your tush
Hands on your hips
Give 'em a push
You'll be surprised, you're doing the French Mistake
Voila!


Update: <... (Below threshold)
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