The USA’s Imelda Marcos President

!!! UPDATE: Story now (indirectly) on the Drudge Report !!! (31 May 2012, 20.00 h CET)

Not only does he not feel bad about the tab taxpayers have to pick up for his haircuts, President Obama obviously also does not care much about the massive carbon footprint his haircuts are leaving on our planet which, we are told, is tipping precariously.

With each passing day, Barack Obama is looking more and more like the Imelda Marcos President.

German public radio here has a gossip report on how the world’s most likable Commander-in-chief gets his haircut, and about the cool dude who trims his hair. The President is a man of the common people, the report tells its listeners. He hangs out with regular folks, like his barber for example. Obama’s Chicago barber, who goes by the name Zariff, has been cutting the Chief Executive’s hair 17 years.

But now that the President has his residence in Washington D.C., you’d think he’s find another barber in town to cut his hair and save us lots of costs. Wrong.

According to German public radio, the President flies Zariff from Chicago to DC for a trim dozens of times per year (on the taxpayers’ dime of course). Not only does this cost the taxpayers a bundle, but think about the carbon footprint the supposedly environmentally-concerned President is producing. The German NDR reporter says:

The barber never says a word about what they discuss. Perhaps that’s also a reason why Obama feels comfortable being around him. Otherwise he would not fly his barber in from Chicago to Washington every ten to 14 days.”

Think of all the jet fuel getting burned for them clippers.

In these tough times when Americans by the score are struggling with high unemployment, tight budgets, tattered finances and deep worries about the future, wouldn’t it be more appropriate for the President to get a barber from DC? My God -surely there’s got to be somebody in town who can cut his hair.

With all due respect, Mr. President, such small things make all the difference between a great democracy and a banana republic.

 

24 responses to “The USA’s Imelda Marcos President”

  1. GBush

    Be careful what you say here you may end up on the drone ‘kill list’ or being sent to a ‘Polish Death Camp’.

  2. DirkH

    Can’t remember an ass-kissing report like that about G.W. Bush. Embarassing, actually.

  3. Ulrich Elkmann

    Look at it from an economic point of view. The Green Job Machine has turned belly up – Solyndra etc. etc. etc. etc. – thus saving the American taxpayer uncounted billions in future subsidies. What’s a little primadonna spending, nouveau riche-style, compared to that? It’s also obvious proof that the Chicago Machine looks after its own: quite important for future recruitment into this old boys’ network. And then, today’s politicians (ever since JFK) are, as far as their role in public is concerned, the equivalent of pop stars and have to take on some of their attitudes (that started with Kennedy’s, hmm, unclothed lady friends at midnight in the swimming pool). Those are the little luxuries the office of Mightiest Man in the World affords you, and the voters would feel let down if they had voted a Dour Puritan into office who scoffed at these privileges They (the voters) would have gladly accepted (that was the reacton to Mr. Clinton and the Lady in the blue dress).

  4. Nonoy Oplas

    hahaha, funny that Mr. Obama has been likened to Imelda Marcos of the Philippines. Thanks Pierre.

  5. archaeopteryx

    Here… I found a “how to” for a Green D.C. hairdo:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2257015_get-barack-obamas-hairstyle.html

    1. DirkH

      Note: Page works only on Internet Explorer; under Firefox it redirects somewhere and gives a DNS error. Just sayin’.

  6. Jimbo

    “The president personally funds these trips”.

    So more than half of your wingnut article was already discredited. So now you’re just half whining?

    What a bunch of wingnuts you are, no wonder you’re more irrelevant by the day.

    1. DirkH

      It’s still a slimy piece of ass-kissing by purportedly objective German public media.

      Maybe you like to finance useless scum like that; I don’t (but I’m forced to). In which case you’re just a spineless opportunist.

    2. Carl Jonson

      How do you know Obama pays for the barber to come in?

      Obama is pointing to Mitt and his wealth and extravagence and being out of touch with regular folks. Let me ask you Jimbo, can you fly your barber in from out of state every two weeks? That is what everyday people do?

      Seriously, how difficult is it to cut his hair? It’s not like it is styled in anyway. It is a typical buzz cut with clippers. A local barber couldn’t do that? He could simply call Zariff over the phone if his candor is that important.

      Not to mention his push for clean energy alternatives, blah blah blah. He flying a barber every two weeks. Wow. This guy is so phony.

    3. Gary P

      Hey Jimbo,

      How can this man who flies all over the country using Air Force One like I use my personal automobile have the audacity to talk about replacing SUV’s with electric cars and reducing our carbon foot print?!?!?!?

      For get about who pays for what……This is insanity. This man brings new meaning to the word hypocrite

    4. bill

      jimbo, prove your comment, i think you are wrong, if you can prove your allegation you would have some credibility. Otherwise you’re just another left wing idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5. William Teach

      And where exactly are you finding that Obama funds the trips? Doesn’t say that in the original story, when you translate from German.

  7. DirkH

    New German minister for the environment, Altmaier; new president Gauck, old chancelor Merkel: Warmist bloc. Unrelenting on the Energiewende.

    http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/neuer-umweltminister-altmaier-twittert-sich-in-sein-ministerium-seite-all/6659750-all.html

    Even “climate” is mentioned in passing:
    “Der Präsident verwies zudem auf die bevorstehenden Verhandlungen über ein neues globales Klimaschutzabkommen, dessen Zustandekommen „dringlich” sei.”

    “The president [Gauck] also refered to the oncoming negotiations about a new global climate protection treaty, which would be urgently needed.”

    Jimbo can rejoyce: One nation on the planet is still hell-bent on self-destruction.

  8. DirkH

    BTW, I hear that “Freie Wähler” wants to form a Germanwide party. Don’t know their position about the Energiewende but at least their against the Euro. Might be interesting to watch.

  9. DEEBEE

    With that carbon footprint, I just knew why I felt a warmth for BHO

  10. David Krueger

    Obviously our “esteemed” President could care less about the government spending way over their means. If you think this is bad just calculate what it costs us for he and his family to go on vacation. On second thought, don’t. It makes me sick to think about it.

  11. mij61

    The days of keeping our thermostats at 72 degrees and driving our SUV’s are over. Sheesh! What a hypocrite. Typical greenie.

  12. JerryL

    Behold, the Haircut Czar! Zariff? Nice American name.

    1. DirkH

      Oh come on. Barber is not a great career for most of them so it’s very often done by immigrant barbers, some of whom do a splendid job. This is not exactly unusual.

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