President Obama symbolic visit last week to the “Door of No Return,” through which African slaves are said to have passed as they boarded ships for the Americas, most likely was a rubbish chute on Senegal’s Goree Island, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported.


(Editor’s Note:  On June 30, 2013 the photo and caption above accompanied Joseph Curl of the Washington Times‘ insightful piece about President Obama standing at his own political “Door of No Return” in Senegal.) 

Thanks to all who played along with our latest popular Photo Caption Contest.

Some of the captions were slightly “off the charts” but most writers tried to abide by the contest criteria of “honoring the Office of the President no matter who occupies it as our nation celebrated its independence from that unpopular tyrannical King who only cared about maintaining power and had grown distant from the needs of his subjects with his lavish lifestyle.”

So without further adieu, here are winning captions in the Honorable Mention category.

Bpseudomalleus had three Honorables:

There is so much more room here now that it’s getting a little full under the bus.

Drat this was where the shovel ready jobs were.

Call Putin I found a place to put Snowden.

Marc Malone had two Honorables:

I hate this part, where I have to pretend I care.

Just a few more days, and I can get back to the golf course.

Zipcode also had two Honorables:

African witch doctor in background,— O.K. with your hands tied behind you, jump and prove you can walk on water.

He could have stood in the door way of the White House and saved the tax payers a hell of a lot of money.

JRSWINE had two Honorables as well:

Portrait of The Pretentious Tourist on yet another Epic Ego Trip.

I know this door has absolutely nothing to do with me or any of my ancestors, but gee, it’s still all about me, isn’t it?

Chartz submitted an Honorable caption with some advice:

“Ah c’mon, Barrack, don’t jump. All those scandals aren’t THAT bad. And besides the media’s still got ya covered”

Now for the winning captions….

The judges have determined that we have an epic battle between two “Caption Kings” who are fighting for the first seat in the first car on the first train leaving for re-education camp that is scheduled to depart any day now.  So let’s all wish cfbleachers and RockThisTown Godspeed on their journey because they will need it after writing captions like the ones listed below.


When a Door of No Return closes, a window of complete hopelessness opens.

Hey, look down there! So, that’s where all those freedoms and liberties go when I destroy them!

I passed through all the Hope and Change hallways to get here?

Socialism, a road map to here.

I can see MSNBC from here.

Hey, somebody get Robert Plant on the phone…I found the OTHER stairway….and yes, I DID build that.


 ”Ask not what your country can do for you . . . ask what you can do to continue to keep me coming on these lavish vacations to which I’ve become accustomed.”

“Man, Holder & I could really do some Fast & Furious gunwalking through this door!”

 One small door for a man, one giant creep for mankind.

“Dang – even by my standards, this wasn’t worth $100 million.”

Obama goes through the door of no return, then, unfortunately . . . returns.

Keep the battle going you great and powerful Kings!

And we will see the rest of you next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler Photo Caption Contest.