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Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 08:14 PM

Originally posted by Ahabstar
I guess it really depends on which titles of films he gave to compile a list of true faux pas:

The Patriot
Patriot Games
V for Vendetta
A Clockwork Orange
Dr. Strangelove
Biodome (well any Paulie Shore movie actually)

Of course had PM Brown gave a copy of Planet of the Apes (1968) WW3 would have broke out right then and there.

I wonder if Obama even knew that the DVDs would not work in Europe or if that was part of an intended insult?

[edit on 11-3-2009 by CharlesMartel]

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 08:52 PM
Perhaps Obama is pissed with brown?

I don't know why, I mean they both seem to be NWO clowns, but what if Obama doesn't agree with his remarks about one world government and is showing him disrespect on purpose?

If that were the case, I would applaud our President.

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 11:07 PM
So it seems that obama IS the milquetoast, inexperienced liberal charlatan that many of us said he would turn out to be.

U.S. to obama (and all of his apologists here):

You got elected to do the whole and complete job as president. You don't get to slight our best allies just because Michelle beat you up again with those "buff" arms of hers.

Is it too early to speculate about Michelle having one of those special "cojones pouches" sewn into all of her purses?

[edit on 3/11/2009 by centurion1211]

posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 10:31 AM
Personally I have no issues with rebuffing the British, it's largely a nation of cynical hypocrites who regard the US as an object of derision and ridicule.

But handing over a box set of DVDs and 2 models of Marine 1 suggests to me a complete lack of advance preparation - those are items that were probably lying around the Whitehouse, I even wonder if they knew that gifts were expected.

On a final note, could you imagine how the Bush administration would have been torn to shreds by the MSM if they had made a similar gaffe.

Yet more evidence of how the attack dogs have become guard dogs.

posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 10:48 AM
I dunno. You campaign for 2 years. You get elected. You still don't have time to sit down because you have to transition. You transition into a cesspool and immediate national crisis.

The man hasn't sat down in 2.5 years. And probably won't for another 6 months at least.

I would be tired too.


If obama had a party, you would be on here accussing him of wasting tax payers dollars on silly affairs.

[edit on 12-3-2009 by nixie_nox]

posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 12:12 PM
alwaysalwaysreply to post by Retseh

Personally I have no issues with rebuffing the British, it's largely a nation of cynical hypocrites who regard the US as an object of derision and ridicule.

As far as I know nobody here ridicules the US! Don't know where you got that one from? However, we have had more than a good laugh at the antics of your last president who, I believe, was total ars**ole. . .
As for us Brits being a nation of hypocrites- what does that make America? Everytime the SHTF the first nation you turn to for help, or at least advice, is the UK. Even when the rest of our European partners refuse to support the US we always, always, back you up and support you. As far as I'm aware, there's nothing hypocritical in that, is there?

posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 12:18 PM
I'm not sure I buy the "didn't know what was expected" part of the argument they put forth.

Sure - Obama is new. But, there are still lots of people in the Admin. with experience, many of them from the Clinton days. There were people for whom this was not their first rodeo and knew what was expected.

Now - if they just didn't communicate that or if they did and got over-ruled we have no way of knowing.

But, I'm not buying that the whole admin was clueless on what was expected.

posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 06:02 PM
Could anybody clarify a couple of points for me?

What happened to the office that dealt with diplomatic gifts and protocols in the past? Presidents have never really selected gifts before.

Why does the US need British troops to hold the hot spots in Iran and Afghanistan given the size and ferocity of the US army.

What was being said when we all stopped listening and started talking about this breach in protocol.

posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

This is a great point you make. I would almost wager that I could go back and go through the thread on Obama's Wednesday Night Parties and find the same people here complaining about what he did there.
Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. It hasn't been even 2 months yet. The hypocrisy is staggering.

When he spends money on trivial stuff, they gripe. When he doesn't spend money on trivial stuff, they gripe.

And like I said before, what if he's pissed at Brown? ... for whatever reason.
Allies can come and go, you know?

posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 04:41 PM
A thought that keeps bothering me and I hate to voice it but...
Is there a chance that perhaps the Obama's didn't think their gifts were inappropriate?
Maybe in the rough parts of Chicago a 24 pack of DVD's is the schnizzle!!!

posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 05:16 PM

Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
And this is how the world sees our new president. Not able to handle all the duties of his job. Yes, I know, you'll say he's only been in office 50 days (not sure of the real number), but seriously, the least he could do is fake it. It IS a major part of his J.O.B. And as far as the Wal-Mart DVD set gift, I do think we could do a little better than that.

[edit on 7/3/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]

What about these incidences involving these guys?

Not to mention Reagan falling asleep all over the world and that goes for Bill also.

posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 09:47 PM

Originally posted by RRconservative
Mr. Obama is the first black President. I sure hope people don't bring up the terrible stereotype of black people being lazy. That would be horrendously wrong. But could you imagine if John McCain would have been elected? People would be talking non stop about if he was too old. Another stereotype....But that wouldn't stop them.

I understand Mr. Obama is racing the clock, he understands he only has 2 years to inact all of his liberal socialist policies. Because in 2010 he will basically be a lame-duck President.

Mr. Obama is shrugging off foriegn policy duties because his real goal is destroying the US economy so he can inact his social policies.

hey atleast obama didnt give him KFC.

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