When I heard Neil Armstrong had passed away, it took me a while to hit me fully. I saw people send messages of remembrance and commemoration, and decided I should do my own, to show how much respect I have for a real American hero:

It is nearly literally the least I could do for someone that symbolized American greatness so thoroughly, and in so many aspects.

You know what I didn’t think to do? I didn’t think to post a picture of myself to remember Neil Armstrong. Never got into my mind that this was a good way to remember his greatness.

But then, I’m not president mompants:

[screen capped from the offical Obama 2012 Tumblr website]

I wonder if he had some pimply-faced staffer in his twenties write this for him. Did he go out and take a special picture, or just use a stock photo? Maybe that’s not even him and they photoshopped some dumbo ears onto a picture of some other guy…

UPDATE!

I found the source of the picture, and just as I suspected, it was a stock photo taken of Obama from their Flickr account. Here is the original, posted a full four months ago:

Wow, president mompants couldn’t even be bothered to take a fresh picture. Classy! What a way for the worst president in recent memory to egotistically dishonor the death of an indisputable American hero…

UPDATE: The Flickr link was incorrect, but has been fixed.

UPDATE: White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports that Obama is calling for flags to be flown at half mast for Neil Armstrong’s funeral on Friday. At least he got something right!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.schmidt.969 Jake Schmidt

    I couldn’t agree more… But one small point: The crescent on the Islam symbol faces the opposite way of the moon in the photo. He couldn’t even get that right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.chancy Jerry Chancy

    THIS MUSLIM IS THINKING ABOUT HIS FRIENDS WHO DIED CRASHING THE PLANES INTO WORLD TRADE CENTER. HE NEEDS TO GO SOMEWAY. IF HE GETS ELECTED HE WILL BE ELIMINATED AND THEN WE HAVE BIDEN. WHAT A SCARY THOUGHT. THEN THEN RACE RIOTS BEGAN. DEMS PLEASE WISE UP!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.chancy Jerry Chancy

    THIS MUSLIM IS THINKING ABOUT HIS FRIENDS WHO DIED CRASHING THE PLANES INTO WORLD TRADE CENTER. HE NEEDS TO GO SOMEWAY. IF HE GETS ELECTED HE WILL BE ELIMINATED AND THEN WE HAVE BIDEN. WHAT A SCARY THOUGHT. THEN THEN RACE RIOTS BEGAN. DEMS PLEASE WISE UP!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/LadyLiberty1885 Lady Liberty 1885

    It’s not just any stock photo either, as my partner in Conservatism, DevilDog, noted that imagery and symbols are very important…Ask Pamela Geller, I think she might agree.

    http://www.monthlycrescent.com/islamic-perspective/the-untold-story-of-crescent-moon-and-stars-as-symbols-logos-or-tattoos/

  • OMG we are dead

    Obama is the reincarnation of Alfred E. Newman

  • http://www.facebook.com/todd.hoke1 Todd Hoke

    At least it’s a silhouette. That way, when America (hopefully) forgets about Obama, they won’t be able to recognize him.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.gould.904 Nancy Gould

    Not that I like Obama, because I don’t. He’s not looking at a moon and star, he’s looking at THE PLANET VENUS and THE MOON. THE MOON, the place where NEIL ARMSTRONG was the 1st human being ever to set foot upon. The picture was taken before Neil Armstrong passed away. Someone apparently felt that a statement from the POTUS and a photo of him gazing at the MOON was appropriate to use. NOTHING MORE

  • jaquebauer

    Muslim scumbag he is.

  • condit2010house

    would you mind if I copy this to our 2012 tea party site and then to my face book site w/your name if you want. This was wonderfully done and more people need to see it..

  • http://soopermexican.com soopermexican

    I would very much appreciate it, thank you!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.armann Barbara Armann

    dear JoeKidd….it’s not that oblahma has a diseased mind….he IS the disease!….anybody find that cure yet???….still waiting

  • JackAttack

    Funny, because according to Shira La one of the Muslim faith CAN by the law of Shira La, Lie to somebody (or a mass of people) as long as its intent is to forward the advance of Shira La,

    As well how stupid do you feel that his closest political advisers are in support of amending the article in the constitution that restricts the standards of “2 term presidency” for a possible 3rd, or 4th.

    You tell me in WHAT way he is a Moderate Republican? You are truly ignorant, perpetuating social programs is the OPPOSITE of Moderate Conservatism, and is heavier on the left scale towards liberalism/socialism.

    His father hated America, his own brother threw BOTH Obama and his father under the bus about their TRUE views of America, just because “Obama” says he doesn’t doesn’t mean a damn thing (Reference the Shira La above)

    Just because someone doesn’t get CAUGHT by the law/judicial system breaking law doesn’t mean its not Criminal, Watergate actions by Nixon was Criminal, but HE wasn’t convicted. How educated are you in this field and topic? To me doesn’t seem like very much…

    BTW what did Dennis say that was so racist? Just because someone doesnt like an individual because of his character, and the person happens to be black doesnt make Dennis a racist.

    Im not required to like ALL black people just because they are black to avoid being a racist. You’re wearing out the power and meaning of that word.

    You sir are stupid, and obviously over your own head.

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