Obama motorcade goes to Bachelor Farmer [VIDEO] [PHOTOS]

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Tony Nelson
Is that Obama in that car?
President Obama's motorcade was met with cheering crowds as well as several notable protests as it cruised through downtown on the way to Bachelor Farmer for lunch this afternoon.

A crowd of several hundred people lined the streets and waited in eager anticipation as police cordoned off the intersection of Washington and 2nd Ave. North (yes, Obama cruised past Sex World, but didn't stop in).

Here are some photos of the protesters and a video of the motorcade's arrival.

SLIDESHOW: Obama's Visit: Signs of the Times

Here's a short video that captures the moment Obama's motorcade arrived:



This guy was dressed up like an Abu Ghraib prisoner and wanted to make sure Obama saw him:

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Kevin Hoffman
Which way to Abu Ghraib?

The cops hassled him and said he can't have his face covered with a hood under Minnesota law, but he argued that the Secret Service had given him the go-ahead.

There was also a contingent of young Romney supporters on one corner, eager to show Obama their signs.

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Kevin Hoffman
Young Republicans for Romney.

And of course, the obligatory pot protester.

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Kevin Hoffman
Puff puff pass, Mr. President.

See also:
-- Obama's Minnesota visit comes in wake of dismal jobs report
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Ann
Ann

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www.LazyCash31.com

copy the linkinto browser

Americathebroken
Americathebroken

I find it ironic that:

"The cops hassled him and said he can't have his face covered with a hood under Minnesota law"

while the guy is protesting the treatment and conditions of the prisoners which include the face covering hood. If you want to torture someone with a hood hiding their face, sure, go for it. Just don't think about wearing the hood without any torture involved.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

 Props to Kevin, nice real reporting. Just the facts. It's rather jarring to see after one has gotten used to reading the Strib.

Dr. J
Dr. J

 I agree.  Good article.

Solarhiker1
Solarhiker1

Only 69,000 new jobs in May as the unemployment raterises to 8.2%. How many have stopped looking after two, three, four years? Howmany are underemployed? How many will walk through the door tonight, and out ofutter hopelessness, wipe out their families before killing themselves? Who iscounting them?

 

Out of those 69,000 I'd like to know how many were realjobs. You remember real jobs don't you America? Those were the ones thatallowed you to own a home, a car or two, and provide a decent standard of livingfor yourself and a family. There should be a distinction between real jobs andMcJobs and they should be reported thusly. I know that ditches will always needto be dug, but the United States is fast becoming a nation of ditch diggersunder this mismanaged administration.

 

It matters not what Bush did, nor what Clinton did beforehim, or what Bush Sr. did before that. It's Obama's name on the Oval Officedoor now.  and in THIS American's eyes,he's done a piss-poor job.

 

We are a nation of conspicuous consumption that can'tafford to buy foreign made goods because we don't have the jobs making thosegoods anymore. We are a nation that let's the government tell our religiousinstitutions that they must  go againstestablished doctrine. We are a nation that rewards irresponsible andindiscriminate breeding, saddling the taxpayers with a burdensome welfaresystem rife with cheaters and resulting in a permanent underclass that willonly perpetuate more of the same until it eventually consumes the future of ourprogeny. We are a nation that revels in violence, sloth, indolence,self-absorbtion, shallowness, crassness, and poor choices. We are a nation thatis more interested in Desperate Housewives, Jersey Shore, Lady Gaga, and theKardashians than what is happening before their very eyes. We are a nation thatloves it's freedom but loathes the responsibility that goes with it. We are alost nation. But we are not a nation lost.

 

It has been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. Yetthe liberal intelligentsia seems determined to reduce everyone to the lowestcommon denominator. It's time to take our country back. Not from the'corporations'. Not from 'big business'. But from the liberals and everythingthey stand for and control. Turn off the television. Stay out of movietheaters. Cancel your subscription to People and US Weekly. Spend time withyour family and friends. Go to church. Volunteer. Get involved. Speak up. Speakout. And for America's sake, vote out that anti-American son of a bitch inNovember. 

Oh, really?
Oh, really?

 You do understand that taxes have gone down under Obama, right?

Dr. J
Dr. J

 Facts have a well known liberal bias.  Everything is Obama's fault because of socialism and show me the birth certificate.

Yep.
Yep.

So, what do you think accounts for the poor job report? Obama's economic policies? Well, that can't be it because they are the exact same policies that we had under W. That's what I don't get about conservative criticism of Obama. It's like they think he's doing something different than before. Taxes have actually gone DOWN under Obama. Where are all the job creators?

Guest
Guest

Your rant just solved everything... go back to reading your bible.

We're a confederacy of dunces, or more accurately, a confederacy with too many dunces that can borderline govern itself.

And now everyone is an uninformed or misinformed pundit like yourself.

Info
Info

And you think Romney and the GOP is the answer?

You say " It's time to take our country back. Not from the'corporations'. Not from 'big business'. But from the liberals and everything

they stand for and control."

I say you are sadly deluded.  You are the puppy that licks the hand that beats you.  It is the corporations and big business that are playing you and America like a drum.

SecretAgentX9
SecretAgentX9

TL;DR: Bunch of crazy religious/conservative/out-of-touch bullshit.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

 With a screenname like solarbiker.. We're not claiming him, think he's one of those libsters who's gone off their meds.

Dr. J
Dr. J

Yeah the Republicans are a party of sane people just ask Michele Bachmann amd Glen Beck. 

Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

So how was it wasting the 10 minutes it took to type that to reach nothing?

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