John King highlights an incriminating picture of President Obama during his recent trip to Chipotle. Did he overstep his political power here or is it OK for a customer to breach the boundary of the sneeze guard?
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I make it a point to sneeze on purpose whenever I visit Chipotle
why isn't he getting a burrito like a real man? my confidence in our leader is shaken
That's a sneeze guard? Hmm. I thought they were so kids didn't reach for the ingredients.
It's not even at nose height though. Sneeze guard? Was this fact-checked for veracity?
So what size Cupp does she wear ??
Let's face it, those "sneeze guards" are so short, the person would have to be under 36 inches tall for them to be of any value.
This is equivalent to George H W Bush being fascinated with a grocery store's scanner.
Bush 41 was ripped over it but this POTUS can't be critiqued otherwise you're a racist!
What is next, a snap of President picking his nose when he is on toilet? I mean, Seriously!! This is News? He is a freaking human just like any of us.
When we read non-sense news like that, we actually harm the environment , since our computers are running and we are wasting energy.
My guess is that he had to point at what he wanted because the wait staff didn't speak any English.
Execution would solve this once and for all.
I bet Kim Jung Un has taken this and spread it all over NK with the caption of how the American President loves living in filthy conditions.
It will backfire however, when the people see that other countries actually have food...
You can really tell how hateful/dumb people are when you read some of the comments made. It's a good thing you're not using your real name. Your friends would avoid you.
The Prez is 6 feet tall. The "Sneeze guard" barely reaches the top of his stomach. Here in NY the guard forms a counter top you can set food on. Whoever designed it should be fired.
You've heard some of the stories of what goes on in the back room of restaurants. Things much worse than the Prez pointing something out. Yet you eat out every night without a concern. Stop wasting energy hating, vote for people that'll help him and we'll all benefit from him.
It's amazing how partisan division can make anyone blow anything out of proportion.
He could give every American a new car and they'd bitch it wasn't the brand they wanted. And I am not an Obama supporter at all. It's unreal.
My point exactly. He's done things I don't like. Heck I voted for Hilary during the primaries because I didn't know who he was. He's not perfect. But at least he cares.
Impeach him and call it a day...
S.E. Cupp is a transgender man.
If she were a man she would actually be smart.....she's just an ignorant, sour woman in smart glasses.
Ok caveman you can type. Sexist!
Well he's got more than a sneeze guard issue now.
HIS administration just catered to the desires of Big Oil by allowing the export of oil for the first time since 1975.
Despite all the claims about caring for the poor, about leveling the field HIS administration did something that no other administration has dared to do in almost 40 years buy this action. He said he wanted to curb our countries use of oil and clearly he's willing to spike gas, diesel and jet fuel prices with this action.
A sneeze guard 'violation' is small potatoes compared to this action.
Why can't we export oil? We import it. A bigger issue is the oil subsidies (REPUBLICANS WON'T BLOCK THEM). I'm sure everytime you put gas in your car, you appreciate the oil industry getting 5 billion in us subsidies (welfare)
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Most of our oil from Alaska has been imported to Japan and Asia for like, ever. Very little if any gets to the lower 48. Why? oil companies can sell American oil and make a profit buying mid eastern oil.
The nasty Canadian oil sands goo get shipped to the Southern US states where air pollution standards do not apply. The pollution from processing this oil is then spread throughout the Midwest. And the majority of the finished products are shipped to Europe.
All this frick'n frack'n is teaparty stupid. Most of it goes overseas. Case and point: Iraq has a crisis and the price of gas climbs 30 cents a gallon on top of an already over inflated price.
Oil and energy is important to national defense. America should not leave the defense of this nation to greedy corporations. The oil and energy industry needs to be nationalized for energy independence to become a reality
" The oil and energy industry needs to be nationalized for energy independence to become a reality"
I can hear you being called a socialist already!
We need to wean ourselves off oil. People do not realize how many products have petroleum in them. If you point that out, you'll be called anti-american, taking away people's choice etc. etc.
President Obama's second term is Lame Duck Presidency !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lame Duck is lunch special, with rice and eggroll...
Glad to see you're happy about that. I guess the people that could use help can go to h3ll according to you.I hope you or someone you love isn't in a position of need. Nobody will be able to help you either.
Reminds me of when President Bush was so amazed by the supermarket checkout laser scanners. There's something about living in the Whitehouse that makes people lose contact with the rest of the USA.
Yet Obama has lost contact with people.
All he's tried to do is:
raise the minimum wage.
Help people get heathcare.
Kept us out of a depression with a stimulous package.
Save the auto industry
Yeah obviously he's lost contact with regular folk.
seriously who doesn't know that's there for a reason?
Seems da POTUS don't know dis.
It's the end of the world as we know it. And I feel fine.
I can only guess what the comments on this thread will be as I scroll down. Again, I will admittedly say I tend to lean conservatively at times, but I hope the masses realize this is an innocent faux pas and non-issue.
There's nothing innocent in that who doesn't know you don't do that EVER?
LM F AO! Vlad, I was thinking the exact same thing. Huh, what?
Looks like mzfitz1215 could be pregnant. She missed a period.
He probably doesn't know why it is there. And of course it doesn't aply to him. Just everyone else.
Remember what he said when he visited Monticello, "That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want."
Yeah, I'm sure leaning over a sneeze guard is what he had in mind when he said that.
Even with a restaurant, Osama thinks he's beyond the rules. What a chump!
Sadly, He Who Must Not Be Named just set a precedent for "overreach". Then again, he thinks he's above the Constitution, so a sneeze guard to him is irrelevant.
Moderated...figured. Not even an embedded cuss word.
Too bad Iraq didn't have a sneeze guard when Bush was president.
Think of all we could have accomplished in the time we wasted reading this article and commenting on it. Oh well.
We've become sissies. There was this story yesterday on cnn where a young girl was riding next to the open door of a moving bus. She was sitting on the steps in fact. And the bus was not moving fast or anything. Look up "Child rides next to open door of bus"
Just to let you know I grew up in a country where I took the bus to school every day. Some days I was lucky ride inside. Most days I was hanging out the door with about ten others holding on to the railings of open windows or just anything that I could get a grip on. It was only my toes inside the bus on the last step. Sometimes just one toe!
Sneeze guard? And don't reach over the sneeze guard?! We have become sissies I say.
He was pointing out a string of hair!
Internet splash guard. No there's an idea.
Sneeze guard manufacturer says NO reaching over!!!! englishmfg.com
When you eat out at a place that is like chipotle with a sneeze guard (It can happen at any salad bar) you always run the risk of someone, not just the president, reaching over. Don't like it? Don't eat out. Problem solved.
This is just like Benghazi all over again!
false sense of protection.
So, did he sneeze ? If not, there was nothing to guard against. And even if people do sneeze with the "sneeze guard" in place, the crap goes all over the place anyway.
Very tacky. but what can you expect from an black guy that has been affirmative actioned all his life..
I've been waiting for you. The racist is finally here! Hooray.
A buffoon is a buffoon regardless what color he is.....
I'ts funny that you didn't deny what I said, only called names. Destraction from the subject is what libs do best.
Damn, that's a cold a$$ h0nkey
I bet his azz gets more public as'sistance than the military.
is there a hint of jealousy here? Are you wondering why your b ttocks aren't attracting the attention you think they deserve?
yeah, people like you have two and sometimes its hard to figure out which one is doing your thinking.
Congratulations, you are the Asshat of the day.
Okay, that is not a sneeze guard; it is angled the wrong way. It would only protect sneezes from someone less than three and a half feet tall, aimed upward at a 45 degree angle. It is for decorative purposes only. The only way to point at something through it is by reaching over it, on account of it being angled entirely the wrong way. Also, I like how people judge the president, saying that he must not be busy if he has time for *fast food*. We've got some real smart cookies out there in 'Murica, because clearly the six minutes it takes to order a burrito is the reason the Middle East has gone to sh*t. It most certainly was not the completely unprovoked, unfounded war that obliterated a functioning, if highly imperfect, government in order to send a message to those who don't want to pay your daddy to build unneccessary infrastructure with unpayable loans in exchange for cheap oil and financial leverage. Nope. It was the burrito.
nope, if you look at the far end of it, you can see that it is a correct 'sneeze guard', his leaning on it has bent it in the wrong direction, a cheaply built 'sneeze guard' for sure, but it once again shows how out of touch his really is with every day normal people life his is, for everyone knows the rules for 'sneeze guards', except obviously the self appointed king...
"but it once again shows how out of touch his really is with every day normal people life his is, for everyone knows the rules for 'sneeze guards', except obviously the self appointed king..."
You're a real schmucko. The prez is trying to increase the minimum wage for people, the republicans are against it. The prez wants healthcare for all, the republicans are against it. Yet the prez is "out of touch" It's a piece of sh1t sneeze guard just like you're a piece of sh1t human being.
Welcome to Asshat land douchebag.
Is Tucker your dog or just a good friend?
Sorry, but the sneeze guard IS angled correctly over the food. Notice the reflections of the serving / warming trays in the glass. What makes it appear to be angled the wrong way is an optical illusion based on the position of the camera. Additionally, if it was angled out toward the customers, the store would never pass its health inspections.
Nope. The sneeze guard is correct. It's just the reflection of the dishes that makes it look wrong.
Must be a really slow 24 hour cycle, what with the Middle East burning down and all.
How is this any different from someone reaching in for/over food at a salad bar? He isn't touching it.
What!? Can't find any real news!? Still looking for missing airplanes? Can we get some real news please, as if there aren't enough serious issues to fill the void.
This is nothing more than little minds and tabloid news! Now to the food thing...isn't that "sneeze guard" on backwards?
Any time a customer reaches across the sneeze guard they are required to discard all of the food in the makeline.
Security.... Did he wash his hands with soap? Did he use paper towel to open the door? Dude that is gross. If my kids even think about pulling that crap in public I'll post you 3rd grade report cards on face book. Think I am playing.
People get a life – this is no big deal. You all have more germs to worry about in your own kitchen than someone reaching over the shield. There are much worse things that can happen to your food in a restaurant that you would never know. Trust me – I have seen it all in the years I worked in restaurants. If you ever work in one long you either learn to ignore it of you would stop eating all together.
Its sad to see that celebrity tabloid dribble is an appropriate substitute for real news. As if there isn't anything better to actually report on.
THIS IS LISTED AS A "TOP STORY"????? We need to get new journalists, who have a little perspective.
When a president believes Rex Lex then he thinks he can pretty much do as he wants. I'm surprised he didn't just stick his hands in the bins and help himself to what ever he wanted.
That is his stye.
What is rex lex?
You GO RC!
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