Obama uses his Apple iPad to watch NBA basketball games (with video)

“In the video below, conducted for the ESPN B.S. Report podcast with Bill Simmons, Obama – who we’ve long known as an iPad user – explains how he often watches NBA League Pass on his iPad,” Edible Apple reports.

“Obama also delves into Jeremy Lin and the whole Linsanity craze while also pointing out that he’s been on the Lin bandwagon for quite a while since Arnie Duncan, Obama’s Secretary of Education, previously captained the Harvard Basketball team while a player there in the mid-80s,” Edible Apple reports. “While shooting hoops together once, Arnie told Obama, ‘We’ve got this terrific guard playing at Harvard.'”

Read more in the full article here.

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313 Comments

  1. I asked my doctor if Obama’s purple lips could be an indication of an oxygen supply issue.

    My doctor replied, “Well, it is rather hard to breathe when your head is up your ass most of the time.”

        1. Yeah, all ‘towel heads’ like to joke around about being members of the porcine family. Suuuure.

          I’m opposed to the US starting stupid, idiotic, and dangerous wars. That’s all.

            1. If you’re insinuating that Iran is some sort of “threat” to the US, then I want what you’re smoking.

              Here are some facts:

              Iran spends less than $10 billion per year on its military.

              The US spends over $600 billion.

              Iran has zero nuclear weapons.

              Israel has from 250 – 400 nuclear weapons – the US has thousands.

              Iran has a “navy” that consists of some speed boats.

              The US has numerous aircraft carriers off the coast of Iran right now.

              Iran hasn’t attacked another country in centuries.

              I could go on, but you probably don’t care about facts anyway….

            2. Iran is a threat to the world and US. Ever hear of them giving weapons to terrorists. Nukes next??? They want to wipe out Isreal???

            3. Iran is not a threat.They are nowhere near getting a nuclear weapon. And the last time i checked we overthrew their Democratically elected government and installed a brutal dictator who was friendly to the west but screwed and tortured his own people. But why would you know anything about that? And Ahmadinijad supposedly saying he wants to wipe out Israel has already been discredited and most likely never happened.

            4. Those of you who are buying the propaganda about Iran’s “threat” to the US and the world, where were you in 2002 and 2003? Remember how we were told the exact same things about Iraq as we are now being told about Iran? And remember how the propaganda turned out to be 100% BS?

              I wasn’t fooled prior to Bush’s invasion of Iraq, and I sure am not fooled about Iran.

              Imagine Iran having military bases spread all throughout Canada and Central America, and further imagine them having a fleet of aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines armed with missile carrying nuclear warhead.s cruising the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic, and the Arctic Ocean.

              Now, imagine the US being called the aggressor in such a circumstance.

              Kinda makes one’s head twist off.

            5. We’re not the ones strapping bombs to ourselves and pledged our lives to kill all infidels and Israel and the US. There own people don’t try to stop any of that nonsense. They vote more of them in once we free them……….

              Open up the US oil reserves and Keystone Pipelines geniuses.

    1. For a “Superior Being” to begin a cesspool of trash seems a bit incongruent. although congruency in our culture is common so it fits right in, it seems.
      How a mac tech site continually gets derailed on politics amazes me. Among all the sites I go to for Apple news, this seems to be the breeding ground for nastiness, something my Pops might have liked in his heavy drinking days, but it still amazes me why this site catches all of this.

      1. actually Romney beats Obama in a strait up poll.
        The poll you were thinking of is a heavy dem poll of adults, not likely voters.

        (and no I’m not endorsing Romney, but I bet he’s the nominee)

        1. From whom? The Cult Robot or the Professional Philanderer?

          If you honestly think the sad lineup of Republican leftovers trying to our crazy one another is going to amount to victory against Obama, you are delusional.

        2. Bwaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

          Romney…beats…Obama…in…a…strait (sic)…up…poll! Oh! Please! Stop! My, my, my, sides are hurting! Oh, God! That’s…so…funny! Woo Hoo!

          That’s almost as funny as Sarah Palin turning down the role of Scarecrow in the remake of the Wizard of Oz because she feels she’s being type-cast!

          OMG! What a hoot!

            1. Oh, wow! Great comeback, Landslide! I’m sure it would have been better though if Rush’s hand had been up your ass working your lips as is normal for you Repugnicants but I understand he’s too busy trying to figure out a way to suck up to Sandra Fluke and still look like “the man” to you Rushbots while trying to keep his cesspool of a show from circling the toilet!

              I guess I have to come up with something to counter your “witty” and “eloquent” rant. Um, nyah, nyah, nyah, your mother wears army boots and needs a shave!

            2. Losing in a landslide for Maobama is on it’s way. You better brace your zombie selves.

              Wasn’t it despicable how the left treated Sarah Palin and all of the horrible, degrading things they said about her. What a bunch of disgusting pigs!

          1. You Libs are quite confident considering that you’ve had one U.S. President successfully re-elected in the last 60 years.

            And that idiot – who passed on apprehending Osama bin Laden, therefore allowing 9/11 to happen and whose administration also sowed the seeds for the housing bubble and subsequent economic implosion/greta recession – was only one of two U.S. Presidents to ever be impeached.

            You Dems have an awful record. A losing record. You should keep that in mind as gas prices continue to escalate and the vast majority of voters see no meaningful end to the recession in their own lives.

            1. First 2010 then, whatever the rest of that bullshit is! Buddy! I have a special treat just for you come November! Stay tuned!

              Anyway, I know a few Marines who know and say different about Clinton and Bin Laden but I’ll let you live in your fantasy world.

              Now about that impeachment thingy! Are you talking about the one where two of the leaders of that proceeding were later found to be participating in that sport so uniquely Repugnicant called hypocrisy? You know! The guy who wanted his staffer’s wife so badly he threatened to fire both of them if they complained?
              Or that fat guy running for the Repugnicant nom for president who told his sick wife that he was taking a mistress and she had better not say anything about it? That same fat guy caught in the driveway of his own house by his then teen-aged daughter on the receiving end of a blow job (or was he giving one? I can’t remember!)? Really? You want to talk about morals now? Ok! Bring it!

            2. @First 2010!
              It’s amazing what life in the bubble does for you Repugnicants. Clinton caused the housing bubble and recession??? Dude! It was Dubya who proclaimed to be the “housing president”! It was Dubya who bragged about making it easier for more Americans to claim home ownership because of the loosening of regulations at his command. It was YOUR Repugnicant party that made it easier for mega mergers to take place AND set the precedent for corporate bailouts of Chrysler AND the savings and loan industry. YOUR party that came up with blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants. And all of this took place with the blessing of your GOD, Ronald Reagan! Let’s not even mention how Reagan and his entire administration should be tried for treason for selling arms to terrorists (one of whom Obama killed last year, by the way!) AND working with said terrorists to KEEP American citizens held captive for political gain!

              You want to talk history and who’s been on the wrong side of it more often??? I REALLY want you to bring your weak-ass sh*t to that fight! I will fsck you up!

            3. I know many special forces soldiers and they sure don’t like Clinton, Obama, or Bin Laden, where ever they’re hiding Bin Laden…….

              We freedom loving, constitution loving, free market capitalism loving, commie hating Americans will be turning out in droves to put you lemmings back in your place this November at the voting booths. There are a lot more of us than you. Scum bags.

            4. This hardy har blah blah blah CRETIN sure is a confused, brain washed, sloppy mess. What a nightmare it would be to be that thing that it is.

        3. Actually the brand new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Obama at his highest rating in a long time and he leads every Republican candidate nationally. And you can’t say the WSJ in in the tank for Obama.

            1. I think all you guys are just a bunch of punk kids who don’t know their @ss from a hole in the ground. That’s what you sound like.Isn’t that right “craigster”.

    1. The absolute best the GOP can do is put up the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama last time.

      That’s their BEST option.

      Not a chance.

    2. Speaking of having a head up one’s ass, Rush has now lost 9 advertisers. Musician Peter Gabriel has also asked the Hillbilly Heroin Addict™© Limpaugh to remove his (Gabriel’s) music from his show.

      My guess is Obama’s re-election is a higher probability than Limpaugh’s survival without some serious crow eating- something the Law & Order Drug Addict probably won’t do.

      Excrement in Broadcasting is going the way of (be afraid- be very afraid) Glen Beck.

      1. Keep dreaming, dreamer. Rush will be perfectly fine. His show is not 100% advertiser supported. And they will return. Rush sells far too well for old and new advertisers not to utilize his show.

        BTW: Rush Limbaugh’s current net worth exceeds $1.2 billion.

        1. Rule #12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

          Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals

          Same rule they applied to Palin.

          Those of us with brains see right through you, you crystal clear, anti-American scumbags.

      2. Why I Apologized to Sandra Fluke by Rush Limbaugh:

        Yeah, I knew it was getting bad. I was watching the media on Saturday, and I said, “You know what? I gotta call myself and cancel and suspend the Two If By Tea advertising.” So I called myself to cancel the advertising. I got a busy signal so I couldn’t cancel my own company’s advertising. So Two If By Tea remains a sponsor of the Rush Limbaugh program and the Excellence in Broadcasting Network.

        http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/05/why_i_apologized_to_sandra_fluke

        1. I heard all the clips today from just bill mahr… wrapped up into a 5 minute or so soundbite.
          what Rush said was nothing compared to bill Mahr. who btw just donated $1 million to obama.
          where’s Obama’s phone call to Palin, Cheney, Bachman, Coulter, etc to apologize for Mahr’s comments?

          And besides, the whole Fluke story was made up by the dems…
          They brought her out at the last minute to “testify” and cause she was never vetted to testify, she couldn’t. So Pelosi had a press conference disguised as a “hearing” so Fluke could spew her BS.

          This won’t hurt Rush.

          1. The difference is Bill Maher doesn’t have sponsors.He doesn’t need them.People will actually pay to hear what he has to say.I’d like to see the drugster try that.

            1. yes he does… he has a TV show, it IS sponsored by advertisers and HBO (I think it’s HBO he’s on..) his salary doesn’t come from nowhere, HBO pays him… from money THEY get from sponsors.

        2. The L3 Student Rush svaged on his air was not running for any political office. She was invited to testify before a Congressional committee regarding a women’s health issue and was denied the opportunity as she a) has ovaries b) has a brain, thus c) is not a teabagger.

          Committee Chair- convicted car theif Darrell Issa- denied her the opportunity to testify on the issue of women’s health, preferring instead to listen to a panel of male ‘experts’ including a supposedly celibate Catholic Priest.

          Due to the Issa’s inability to listen to a woman testify concerning women’s health, the Democrats held a forum and allowed her to give her testimony to Congressional members who wished to listen. If the teabagger right bothered to listen to her testimony they would have learned the primary issue was the medical use of hormones for therapy- not birth control. But we wouldn’t want to confuse Conservatives with facts…

          By comparison, the former Half Governor of Alaska, was nominated by the Republican Party due to her demonstrated skills as a local TV sportscaster. The woman who could not name ONE news magazine or newspaper that she read on a regular basis. This joke was the Republican nominee for Vice-President to serve along with the oldest Presidential Candidate in modern history.

          Sarah Palin deserved everything she got and more. Ms Fluke did not.

          1. actually if you had a brain… she was asked to speak PAST THE DEADLINE for the committee. the dems ALREADY HAD A SPEAKER NAMED.

            http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/gop-dems-played-games-over-sandra-fluke/408036

            it’s REQUIRED BY LAW to be vetted 3 days prior. fluke was given less than 30 minutes time to be vetted. thus she CAN’T testify. Barry Lynn WAS vetted properly, the DEMS failed to request her in advance.

            the entire thing was staged.

            before you toss out your bullshit with ZERO proof… you may want to actually provide proof to your lies.

            @fscuttle you do know Rush is on over 600 stations?… you do also know that Rush was dropped from 3 stations for requiring female callers to have a picture on file before they go on air….
            and at least 2 stations went to a local host when Rush went on for an hour about how he was actually a democrat and is doing the show to ruin the GOP.

            Both were jokes. the second was to “out” another talk show host that was in FACT doing that. (there is video of this idiot at a party admitting it while drunk, oh and his ratings have since tanked)

            the whole thing is stupid. and it will go away and be forgotten in a month.

          2. And yet they blame the “lamestream media” for her inability to come up with “U S New & World Repot”, “Us” magazine or “TV Guide” for an answer. Instead, they blame big, bad, Katie Couric for putting on the brass knuckles and employing “gotcha” media tactics. Then, they commit the biggest hypocrisy of all hypocrisies and play the “victim” card for the self-proclaimed “pit bull” and “maverick”.

      3. Request denied:

        A Limbaugh spokesman said that California mattress company Sleep Train asked to restart a “voiced endorsement” from Limbaugh that it had publicly cut off last week. The company said at the time that it “does not condone such negative comments toward any person.”…

        Sleep Train’s departure from the program had been billed by some observers as particularly significant because the mattress retailer had been with Limbaugh show for 25 years. Yet the tone of Sleep Train’s withdrawal statement last Friday hinted it might not be pulling out for the long run…

        Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich on Thursday forwarded a copy of an email that he said had been sent to Sleep Train Chief Executive Dale Carlsen. In it, Glicklich wrote that Limbaugh had personally received the company’s requests to resume advertising on his show.

        “Unfortunately,” Glicklich wrote, “your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.”

  2. I guess America has full employment now because he said he wouldn’t rest until, blah, blah, blah!

    No worries… Unemployment is soon headed his way!

  3. Wouldn’t want to have a close reading of that national security briefing on Iran’s nuclear capability getting in the way of an NBA game on the iPad…

    What are we paying this guy for?

    This president has no business telling anyone how much time he spends watching NBA games on an iPad with the problems this country has, most of which are greater than due to his incompetence and inexperience.

    1. In case facts have a place here (unlikely) from fact.check.org:
      •President Obama has spent all or part of 26 days “on vacation” during his first year as president
      •President Reagan, in 1981, spent all or part of 42 days away from the White House “on vacation” in his first year
      •Of the 77 total “vacation” trips the former president George W. Bush made to his Texas ranch while in office, nine of them — all or part of 69 days — came during his first year as president in 2001.
      Again, not to let facts get in the way of ?, but watching NBA games hardly counts as a vacation.

        1. W made 11 Visits To His Parents’ Home In Kennebunkport, Maine: totaling all or part of 43 days.

          W made 149 trips to the “presidential retreat” camp david. Staying for a total of 487 days.

          W made 77 trips to his Crawford ranch, spending 490 days there. Bush’s 77 vacation trips to Crawford cost us $226,072 per trip. That’s $17,407,544

          http://oversight.house.gov/

          SEE:
          THE COST OF PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE
          PRESIDENTIAL POLITICAL TRAVEL
          PREPARED FOR
          REP. HENRY A.WAXMAN

          This report assumes that flight operating costs are $56,518 per hour for Air Force One and $14,552 per hour for Air Force Two. These figures are based on the per hour cost figures cited by GAO for fiscal year 2000, adjusted for inflation.

          According to the Congressional Research Service, the President’s domestic travel also involves the use of accompanying cargo planes. This report assumes one cargo plane accompanies the President on each trip at an operating cost per hour of $6,960. This figure is based on the per-hour cost cited by GAO for fiscal year 2000 for the C-17 cargo plane, adjusted for inflation.

          Enjoy some more facts..

          1. it’s not worth going through all your crap… but.

            the Camp David trips.
            you DO understand that many of any presidential trips to Camp David are not exactly vacations… they are mainly to host foreign leaders and such.

            Bush was at Camp David after 9/11 (pics of him on 9/15/2001) I doubt anyone would say that was a “vacation”, but it’s included in those 149 trips you list.
            911: President George W. Bush at Camp David, 09/15/2001.
            “President George W. Bush talks with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during a break from a National Security Council meeting at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland.”

            Security council meeting….. would that count as a Vacation?

            Crawford, Bush was on Vacation at times, and conducting business there as well.

            Factcheck.org has been discredited many times. just cause it’s posted there.. doesn’t make it true. One of their biggest claims on Rush, actually links to the news article that DISPROVES factcheck… the news article got it wrong, then corrected themselves a day or two later. Factcheck STILL has it wrong.

        1. NO, it counts as exercise and business.

          Everyone knows business is conducted on the golf course, it’s why so many rich businessmen play. No party loves rich businessmen as much as the GOP. (OK, the Dems love them too, just not as much)

          So thank you for illustrating what non-partisan sheep have been saying, Obama is no progressive. Despite all the GOP fear-mongering claiming the contrary.

    2. Bush ATTENDED 9 MLB games while president.

      He sat and watched this events in person, transported there on the tax payer dime.

      W was the third president to attend the Daytona five hundred, following the lead of Reagan and his daddy.

      W also attended a Monday Night Football Game.

      W also attended a couple of Army vs Navy NCAA football games.

      So yeah, totally inappropriate, how dare he have any down time and watch a game.

      I would think you RepugnaCONs would applaud his saving the taxpayers money by not attending in person..

    3. Calm down chicken hawk, our own intelligence services, the IAEA and the US defense secretary have all testified that IRAN does not have the bomb, and is not trying to build the bomb.

      Stop banging the drums of war, you are right we have problem, this dishonest attempt to provoke an ILLEGAL war being one of them. That money should be spent at HOME on US SOIL not on bombs and sending our boys to death.

      Educate your self, digest some information that isn’t from the TV.. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28675

            1. Yes invoke some nonsensical fear. How many of you chickenhawks have actually deployed to war as a member of the US military?

              I’m a USMC war vet buddy. The fact is the US outspends the entire world on defense and one is even close, in terms of money spent, weapons technology. We use this fact to exert or will all over the globe.

              We have boot on the ground in four African countries right now. Our involvement in Libya has severely destabilized the country and is not welcomed by the locals,

              Iran is an economic and ideologic threat to the US and Israel and that is why we are banging the drums of war. They refuse to bow to our will and we just cannot have that. We put the current regime in power and are mad we can’t control them.

              Syria is another example, we are stirring up the violence there, we are supplying weapons to Al Qeada in an attempt to bring the Syrian government to heal. The people of Syria overwhelmingly support their government and we are meddling again.

              These things are well documented, you need only look beyond our own corrupt media to find the facts.

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