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July 26, 2008

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thelonereader

Hmmmmmmmm- He (worked out) played for less than a half hour and didn't even sweat---can you say photo-op boys and girls?

clarice

He was there for an hour by her account--It's obvious she didn't detail the entire workout,

Jane

You know, the presidency might be a come-down for Obama.

thelonereader

I am not trying to argue but it says Barak came in at half past four and then sat across from her shortly before five and did 10 sit ups and stretched, seems like a half hour to me.

Soylent Red

He's a gym rat. Hangs around, looks cool, does a few sets while people are looking. If you've ever been to a gym regularly, you know the type.

Length of time in the gym doesn't mean anything. I guarantee I do more good in half the time.

thelonereader

I agree Soylent and I know about gyms, I own two of them, though they are for women only. So I don't see many Barak types.

thelonereader

I know full well what can be accomplished in a half hour, all I am saying is that what he did was NOT a workout it was a photo-op. If there is no sweating at the end of even a half an hour there is no workout.

kim

When are you going to start hooking generators to the exercise machines? How about a direct feed to the electric vehicle outside in the parking lot?
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kim

Harness your work at the driving range to power up the golf cart.
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thelonereader

Kim, that begins Tuesday next.

Charlie (Colorado)

A set of ten reps curling 70 lbs and he didn't sweat? I call bullshit.

Charlie (Colorado)

A commenter over at my latest on PJM (he said, not above a little link whoring) suggested that Obama is unable to manifest unless there is press coverage. Sort of like Schrödinger's cat: if there's no press to observe it, Obama's state vector doesn't collapse.

kim

Well, he certainly does change positions under scrutiny, his Heisenberg Political Principle.

I'll say it again, the Dalai Lama's 'The Whole Universe in a Single Atom' is worth a read for the synthesis of Eastern and Western thought.
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hit and run

Well, far be it from me to speak for the entire JOM community, but I do speak for myself when I say, MORE CHARLIE WHORING!

clarice

lonereader --you're right and I'm wrong. I misread the article.
I work out on Pilates and gyrotonic and don't sweat..Grunt maybe. Suppress sobs maybe..But it is possible to work out without sweating.

Soylent Red

Schrödinger's candidate.

On a tangential note I have a t-shirt whose front reads "Schrödinger's cat is dead". On the back it reads "Schrödinger's is not dead".

It confuses the hell out of people.

Soylent Red

But it is possible to work out without sweating.

I had a TAC at OCS who could run and run in the GA heat and never once break a sweat. So I know it can be done.

But he was a freak.

Jane

Hey Charlie,

That is a great piece. Who would have guessed that anyone is a Choctaw Indian Buddhist Republican?

clarice

Put it on the wrong thread..Charlies got an instalanche!!!Yeah--

Jim Miller

"But it is possible to work out without sweating."

Of course. For some of us. Recall the old saying: "Horses sweat, men perspire, and women glow."

Now that horses are less central to our lives, I suppose we might just say: "Men sweat and women glow."

Rick Ballard

Boehner steps up. If the caucus can't find the will to follow through then they deserve a thumping. The Dems "No Oil For You, America" position provides an opening and President Bush took full advantage of it.

This isn't even political chess - it's barely checkers. Make the damn Dems defend $4 gas.

thelonereader

I will concede that since BHO is the anointed one, he probably does not sweat when he works out. Then again if he is indeed the Obamessiah, why does he need to work out. Surely he can just think himself fit. He is the one he's waiting for after all.

Sue

Great article Charlie.

A man who doesn't sweat scares me. Is he really the puppet some claim he is? Made of wood? Will his nose start to grow when his lies reach a certain level?

philw1776

Lotsa reps at 16 kilos is in nice shape for a slim guy, but the 32 kilo story blew my BS detector out of the water. Guys who can curl 70 LBS repeatedly w/o strain are not pipestems like Barry.

kim

Rick, that's a pitiful response from Drew Hammill. The Democrats are going to get their lunch buckets handed to them over this energy business. They are on the wrong side of science.
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Barney Frank

Here is his real workout. ONE 50 pound tricep extension is too much.
I agree with Phil; there is no way, sweating or otherwise, that pencil necked geek did thirty 16 kilo curl reps on each arm and then immediately followed up with ten 32 kilo reps.

MayBee

I sooo wish she would have caught him doing the http://www.microfiber-products-online.com/caeleldapowo.html>Carmen Electra Pole-Dancing Workout.

Soylent Red

BF:

That piece confirms it: Gym rat.

thelonereader

MayBee
That's a visual I could live without.

clarice

Maybe it was 32 lbs..not kilos..

bad

Obama isn't at the gym to work out-he's there to think.

LUN

bad

From Charlie's great article and why McCain's visit with The Dali Lama isn't news:

If McCain “hated gooks” at some point — after being captured, tortured, beaten, eventually crippled — I think most people would understand that.

It isn't news because:
MSM doesn't see what happened to McCain as REAL torture, after all, he wasn't waterboarded.

Additionally, he wasn't REALLY held against his will--he was just avoiding a complex political situation in the US.

And they would have had to think to get to your points and we all know that isn't going to happen.

Finally, they would have to notice that McCain is capable of getting over stuff, able to forgive and get on with life.

JM Hanes

I'm sure tabloid "reporters" always take their cameras with them when they're working out, all alone, at the Ritz Carlton gym. While everbody else in Berlin is over at the Sieges Saule Waitin' for Obama. I think Soylent Red dreamed this up:

"A man in a suit approaches me and says: "Barack Obama is about to come and train ...“

bad

When Bush was noted for regular excercise at the beginning of his first term, he was regarded as not serious enough and not hard working enough. Obama skips into gyms and everyone goes gaga. Hope Bush gets credit for changing everyones thinking on the importance of excercise.

thelonereader

MayBee
That's a visual I could live without.

Tom Maguire

I remember reading a Truman story, the gist of which was, harry didn't sweat either.

He had flown somewhere to meet Gen. MacArthur. Truman sat on the plane, waiting fro MacArthur to come out and greet the CinC; MacArthur sat inside waiting for the guy who had fired him (or was about to) to come in.

And whoever was writing the story said Truman waited for an hour on some hot runway, and was able to wait in part because he didn't sweat.

clarice

I loved Harry Truman--Obama's no Harry Truman.

This story is getting lots of sarcastic reviews on the IT. No one thinks this lovesick chick got the story right..Now that i think of it O is so thin picking up those weights would probably cause him to crash head first to the mat.

Lesley

Obama not breaking a sweat while working out? I'm impressed.

Equally impressive in the obverse, I! can break into a total body sweat without EVEN lifting a finger. Ok. Its a hot flash, but still.....

Lesley

Reminds me of a Mother's Day card my son drew for me when he was in the first grade. It read as follows:

"Happy Mother's Day to the sweatest Mommy the world. I love my sweat Mommy."

I framed that one.

hit and run

Lesley, you just made my day.

Twice.

bad

Lesley

LOL and I'll bet your kids are amazing!! I'd also bet that you are very "sweat".

bad

I've always been proud of the amount of sweat I can generate and credit sweating with my ability to work in my yard all day in 100 degree heat. One of my brothers would quit sweating occasionally when we were kids and we had to hustle him out of the fields for a cool down.

Elliott

I have this vision of an Obamabot reporting back to headquarters: "The latest smear going around is that Barack picked up a substantial amount of kilos in Berlin."

bad

LOL Elliot

hit and run

Update on the workout -- from Greg Pollowitz at NROs Media Blog:

Senator Obama admitted to Maureen Dowd that the gushing German reporter from the workout "played" him.

Obama marveled: “I’m just realizing what I’ve got to become accustomed to. The fact that I was played like that at the gym. Do you remember ‘The Color of Money’ with Paul Newman? And Forest Whitaker is sort of sitting there, acting like he doesn’t know how to play pool. And then he hustles the hustler. She hustled us. We walk into the gym. She’s already on the treadmill. She looks like just an ordinary German girl. She smiles and sort of waves, shyly, but doesn’t go out of her way to say anything. As I’m walking out, she says: ‘Oh, can I have a picture? I’m a big fan.’ Reggie takes the picture.”

Do you remember The Color of Tehran with Ahmadinejad? And A-Jad is sort of sitting there, acting like he doesn't want a nuclear bomb. And then he hustles the hustler...

clarice

HEH! But no one can out hustle you, Hit.

memomachine

Hmmmm.

As a long time platehead and weightlifter I wasn't buying that whole "arm curl" thing either.

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