TOTUS Abducted – White House Left Speechless

You just can’t make this up.
TOTUS was stolen.

TOTUS was abducted this week in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.

The TelePrompter of the United States was stolen last night along with other equipment belonging to the White House.
NBC 12 reported:

NBC12 has uncovered one of those stories that makes you think: “How in the world does that happen?!” A truck filled with President Obama’s podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.

We confirmed an investigation with the U.S. Defense Department. There are still a lot of questions. The biggest one being did the thieves intentionally target the President’s truck or did they take advantage of a crime of opportunity and give a big “uh-oh” when they saw what was inside.

When you see President Obama speak, there is a pretty typical setup including the presidential seal on a podium, the see-thru Teleprompter and a portable sound system.

Thieves saw the truck carrying that equipment and couldn’t resist the target.

We’re told the truck was parked at the Virginia Center Commons Courtyard Marriott in advance on Wednesday’s presidential visit to Chesterfield.

Sources said inside that vehicle was about $200,000 worth of sound equipment, several podiums and presidential seals, behind which only the President himself can stand.

They told NBC12 around 12:30 Monday afternoon that truck was recovered in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express near the airport and hotel staff confirm police activity. One guest we spoke with said he saw various law enforcement agencies examining a white box truck parked there.

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  • KR

    With this headline, it sounds like a story from The Onion.

  • ohiochili

    I bet they search the George Bush home first.

    Off Topic..Kleenex Alert

    Hey Pelosi…this Mother laid down and died for the love of her child.

  • MikeSilver

    Stolen at the Marriott Courtyard and recovered at Holiday Inn Express. That’s funny right there.

  • mpw280

    What will the All Powerful O do without TOTUS to guide him? mpw

  • John

    Obviously part of the “Occupy Sound Truck” crowd. With TOTUS in the vehicle, this did have the potential to be the 21st Century version of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping story of the 1930s.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Are they sure it wasn’t an escape attempt? bahahahaha

  • squeaky

    i hope they can’t find the battery used to power obama up. being just a shell of a man and all.

  • Sickofobama

    They stole the wrong thing.

    They should have stole the POTUS and held him for ransom.

    The voters would decide to either pay it or not.

    I would have voted not to pay the ransom.

    We need to get rid of the guy somehow.

  • Evil Otto

    They should have stole the POTUS and held him for ransom.

    Haven’t heard of any ransom demands yet, but they did steal the POTUS. The real one.

  • There’s always an upside. Without the equipment, Obama will have the chance to visit all 57 states, accompanied by some corpsemen.

  • squeaky

    “They should have stole the POTUS and held him for ransom.” that would be like “the ransom of red chief”….make them pay us to take him back. can’t balance the budget but maybe make a dent.

  • vagabond a. trader III

    Check ebay.


  • donh

    Is Robert Reich missing ? I think they pack him inside the podium box to data process the TOTUS programming.

  • Kerry

    Well, if the Presidential Seal was missing, he could stand atop and behind his Presidential Manure


    I’m not really writing policy, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  • joe

    touche totus!

  • Millitant Conservative

    Was watching the remake cartoon of the Thundercats.

    Main character reminded me of Obama you know LYING O, and his PR guy Snark.

    The NOTUS is lacking in leadership skills and is truely an affirmative action hire.

    Powder is dry

  • jorgen

    So, no speeches from Obama for a while. Whoever did it is a patriot!

  • scituate_tgr

    When told about the incident, the President said: “I’m speechless.”


    “As of now, I am in control here in the White House.”


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  • Nelle

    That’s not a crime, it’s an act of mercy.


    they stole it because they want odumbo to finally STFU

  • Obama Nation

    How will Obama know hat George Soros wants him to say?

  • Obama Nation

    How will Obama know what George Soros wants him to say?

  • Bert

    No doubt absconded with by right-wing extremists intent on setting up a shadow government.

  • progressoverpeace

    TOTUS Abducted – White House Left Speechless

    Barky still has his “uh”s and “er”s, which constitute something like 70% of his utterances, anyway. And who needs a TOTUS that is always trying to confuse The Precedent, putting words like “corpsman” or “Orion” on just to make a fool of the Indonesian?


  • “presidential seals, behind which only the President himself can stand.”

    Because all others WILL EXPLODE! I sure hope they were facing the back door when the thieves opened up the truck. Who knows what could have happened if they were behind the seals when they realized what was going on.

  • formerly known as totus

    nah….I’m hangin’ with the kids at OWS. No worries

  • SeniorD

    Remember, the Untied States do not negotiate with criminals! Make He Who IS Obama (and you’re not) expose his light intellect, slow thinking and horrible extemporaneous speaking skills for all the world to see.

  • Greg

    Do not be fooled stealing Totus is a shame to draw attention away from fast and furious

  • Totus And Seal

    Hey, GP fans, it’s us, TOTUS and The Seal.

    It’s all a made up story. We were not stolen. We tried to run away. We can only take so much abuse you know.


  • Obama Nation

    The Big Government Website Shows Proof That Municipal Police Departments Are Colluding With The Occupy Wall Street Protestors To Stage Pre-Arranged Arrests For The Cameras.

    Learn More About How This Propaganda Is Being Passed Off As Real News.

  • Mark1957

    One more thing to blame the bad economy on, yippeeeeee.:roll:

  • Finncrisp

    Turnabout is fair play – Barry is hijacking the country, so why not hijack…

  • Multitude

    We may need a congressional investigation to identify why the disaster recovery plan was not put into effect. As I understand, it is quite clear that in the event the President is without his instructional device (TOTUS), he is to notify the DNC head to which Hillary Clinton will be moved to interim President. This ensures executive continuity and a continued message and interface with the people of the nation.

    Biden, as we all understand, is bypassed in the internal DR plans given the near certainty he’s either drunk, stoned, or passed out.

  • DANEgerus

    Obama administration offers to exchange 1026 multiple murder felons for Teleprompter, no questions asked

  • DANEgerus

    Pictures of Obama’s Teleprompter to appear on milk cartons in the tri-state area

  • Spartan

    So TOTUS is not really the leader of the free world, but it did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express?

  • DANEgerus

    The danger is grave as apparently only the Teleprompter had the launch codes

  • Must have been some fine upstanding ninety-nine percenters who were just borrowing their hero’s audio equipment for the OccupyHenrico campout.

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • Jack Wiley Dithers reports the kidnappers have sent a ransom note to the Secret Service: TOTUS for student loan bailouts. POTUS has called an emergency meeting of the NSC to explore options.

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • moron

    Teleprompter was located and is perfectly fine. Contents were checked and still had 99% lies, BS and mentioned I, me, mine in 100% of sentences.

  • A puppet can’t operate itself!!

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  • Janelle

    Thanks to all of you for your hilarious remarks…….I’m laughing out loud. Heaven knows we need something to make us smile before we rid ourselves of the plague at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • Stephana

    The incompetence of this administration is appalling. The thieves could have planted a bomb. Then Obozo would be eligible for his picture on currency.

  • Bunni

    Haa haaaaaa, that is hilarious. Does this mean barky will shut his yap now? If not, he’ll sound more moronic than usual!

    Seriously, I wouldn’t be surprised that his minions staged this. I find it hard to believe that his operatives weren’t in on this. That truck had to be watched by someone. Heck, he’ll even stage his OWN kidnapping when he gets desperate enough.

  • Iconoclast

    It’s a shame it was recovered; what a marvelous, bloodless way to have Comrade Zippy STFU.

  • Vicky Hernandez


    Actually it’s more like, “uuuh…aaaand…um…let me be clear…I, I, I…ho, ho, hold on…ssss…nyo,” etc.

    On a serious note, how could anyone get away with stealing stuff fhat belongs to the POTUS? Who was supervising the unloading of the “presidential gear?”

  • F/Libs

    ……It’s All George Bush’s Fault!

  • This crime will get the state-run media’s full attention, while crimes committed by doj is kept in dark………………

  • Deanna

    This is funny. But theft of large ticket items is way up…copper wiring, stainless steel, electronics, cars, scaffolding, towers, pipes, etc. I even read where they’re making off with street signs. So Teh One is just experiencing what the rest of the country has had to put up with for a while. And anyway, who leaves a truck full of $200,000 worth of sound equipment parked in a motel parking lot, unguarded, or without an alarm? What a bunch of idiots.

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  • StrangernFiction

    So to recap, the presidential seal has fallen off the car, fallen off the podium, and been stolen. Hmmmmmmmm.

  • Sandy

    Somehow Obama will manage to talk — podiums and teleprompters galore in his stash.

    Just 2 days ago Obama said he would cancel Long Term Healthcare as part of his Healthcare bill. Today he says he refuses to cancel and will probably veto any attempt by the Republicans to do so.

    Wait till the Occupy crowd comes up with their list of demands — gonna be interesting to see Obama twist like a pretzel as he tries to please this mob.

    Even Cinderella Michelle is not sure who she is on any given day. A couple of days ago she was an African Queen wannabe. Today she has paint and roller in hand as she tackles a White House wall.

  • Patty

    Just another day in the land of Obamaville.

  • VetteRacer

    Was not stolen,
    MoMochelle sold it to pay for this weeks supply of KFC, Tacobell and some good mexican weed.
    When caught she stated it was not her fault as she is a slave and the white cracker MoF’er made her do it

  • jcd
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  • Patty

    Really, White House left Speechless? lol!

    Maybe there is something good to come out of this.

    Higher Ratings if Obama would just shut up.

    I heard that Democrats want that very thing. Stop talking about Occupiers!!! His tour is on fumes as it is. Not much support for Obama. And with all the security seems like some of them are making visits to fast food joints or smoking cigarettes at the back of buildings.

    You just can’t make these things up!

  • Sparky

    Praise the Lord for small mercies!

  • aprilnovember811

    Funny! He’s going to have to cancel his appearances. He won’t be able to say hello without it.

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  • stealing the myth’s teleprompter is the equivalent of cutting out his tongue.

  • Stuart

    A little known historical fact: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was originally a three hour long speech. But Confederate raiders stole his teleprompter so Lincoln shortened the speech to under five minutes. Can you imagine what eloquence, what literary gold was lost in such an heinous act? I weep for you, little Barry and so does Lincoln.

  • K~Bob

    So, due to lack of audio equipment, a Secret Service agent was dragooned into providing the god-like echo used in all Obama speeches.

    Shouting out echoes, while looking for bad guys. Our agents are awesome!

  • Greg

    Journolista’s are frantically rushing out the proper perspective for the left to lay blame for this on Republicans. After all, if the Republican’s would stop being the party of NO and allow Democrats to confiscate the additional fair share of the money rich people stole from the poor people then that could lead to huge drops in the rate of crime. Paul I Got A Nobel Medal Krugman will take it one step further and trot out the ultimate Democon desire of all income going to the government first and so they decide how much to keep and forward on the balance to the citizens. That way the Democons won’t have to deal with the people’s representatives getting in the way of the Democons necessity of buying votes to stay in power.

  • Brian Smaller

    When asked how he felt President Obama responded “ummm…errrr”

  • sablegsd

    You guys crack me up! Thanks for the laughs.
    Anyone else ever notice that left leaning people don’t seem to have a sense of humor at all?
    I find that strange.

  • Retro

    I guess the TOTUS is sick and tired of o too

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