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Obama Apologizes to Special Olympics for Bowling Joke

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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by Irish M1ck
reply to post by jsobecky
 


You, jsobecky, I know you. And I know you have a level head, and I know that you can admit that MOST of this is just a partisan show. Yes, some were offended, but those aren't the ones on this forum, on the news, and making waves about the comment.


Of course a lot of it is partisan. That's why I'm staying out of the general discussion. My comment was to riley, that I share the disgust at using the word retard to describe a challenged person.

To my knowledge, Obama didn't use the word retard. He had an 'open mouth, insert foot' moment. And he then apologized, which is what politicians (but not comedians) do.

But not all of it is partisan.




posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 08:23 PM
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And that is why I enjoy discussing things with you.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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Has anyone in this thread mentioned that during this interview Obama and Leno also joked to each other using the word "Waterheads"? That is a slur for mentally retarded people and I haven't seen any coverage of this.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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You are kidding right? I sure hope so. Because the waterhead remark was about a dog. And Obama said the dog he was getting was not a "portugese waterhead" like Leno said.

This is just funny to me. The false "outrage" is very, very funny to me.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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Just going on Leno is a new low for any president. The presidential office is suppose to be something supreme and this guy is cracking special olympics jokes on late night tv. I also agree, if that were Bush every liberal media outlet would be spewing it in our faces for years on end. Front page stuff all over the world. Wonder how it feels for these media outlets to live on their knees.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:01 PM
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Wow.

Everything that we have is being stolen from us by corporate/political crooks.

We are wasting BILLIONS of dollars waging illegal wars against ideals (i.e. terrorism, drugs, etc.) that cannot be won.

And THIS (an admittedly bad joke), according to some of you, should be front page news? GIVE ME A ****ING BREAK! SERIOUSLY.

Focus on the real issues and stop being sidetracked by dumb crap like this.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by Irish M1ck


No offense, but that comment makes no sense. It's like the special olympics of arguing going on around here.

[edit on 3/21/2009 by Irish M1ck]


LOL !!! You got me laughing!



Originally posted by Yetichi
Has anyone in this thread mentioned that during this interview Obama and Leno also joked to each other using the word "Waterheads"? That is a slur for mentally retarded people and I haven't seen any coverage of this.



Jeez! Honestly, if this thread is about making an issue about anything he said on the interview.....they were talking about the Portuguese Waterdog but Leno didn't remember the breed's name correctly.


[edit on 3/22/2009 by haika]



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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Wait wait wait!!!

The people who hate political correctness... are calling for PC? Wait, let me get this straight. the people who can't stand that they can't kick a gay man in the face and call him a faggot are mad about this? The people who are appalled that they can't call a woman the C word, or a black man the N word because it isn't PC, are calling for PC? Oh yeah, this is real sincerity...



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Swatman

Originally posted by Irish M1ck
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I really think you people are crazy with these liberal conspiracies. Trust me, people get mad whether it is liberal or conservative. It's not like Obama can go murder a whale, and the Sea Shepard is going to be like, "Wait guys, he's a liberal... let him go!".

That's some deranged fantasy.


then tell me why it isnt front page news?

TELL ME. oh what? you cant? ahhh. ok


The man made a retard joke and it should be front page news? Really?

Get a hold of yourself.

The USA has become a nation of sniveling babies. The only problem here is that he apologized. It was a joke, and the intended target was himself.

It's not like he convinced two people to have sex in a church or anything.

The entire US deserves whats coming. Reality shows and pop music, everything else is too mean.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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at least you have a really funny president. or maybe you preferred the times when Bush humiliated himself in public when making jokes or dancing ?
Everyone made a joke involving physically challenged people, so quit whinig and move on, you have reforms to pass !



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Its kind of hard to make the argument that he was the target of his own joke, when you use an example of developmentally disabled as the control group, he could have said he was bowling like he tied both shoes together, or something along those lines. Instead he said he was bowling like the special olympics, which is an insult to those afflicted with that(DD), as well as their family/friends. IMHO, he should have never been on dipsh@#s show to begin with, no POTUS has ever gone on a show like the one zero appeared on. zero should start acting like a president and stop acting like he is some kind of rock star/movie star, like DUMBO.........

[edit on 22-3-2009 by XD9611]



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by XD9611
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Its kind of hard to make the argument that he was the target of his own joke, when you use an example of developmentally disabled as the control group, he could have said he was bowling like he tied both shoes together, or something along those lines. Instead he said he was bowling like the special olympics, which is an insult to those afflicted with that(DD), as well as their family/friends. IMHO, he should have never been on dipsh@#s show to begin with, no POTUS has ever gone on a show like the one zero appeared on. zero should start acting like a president and stop acting like he is some kind of rock star/movie star, like DUMBO.........

[edit on 22-3-2009 by XD9611]


thing is, he still thinks he is running for president. all he has ever done in life is run for different offices and now that he has the highest one, hes pissed and wants to be ruler of the world.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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I gotta agree with you on that, you hit the nail on the head.

I have never seen a public official display so much arrogance, and he has only been in office for 62 days, God help the USA, I dont think we can get a recall like the way we did gray davis, we can only HOPE for CHANGE.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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Lets make one thing clear, what he meant was he was bowling like a spastic, to put it bluntly.

Obama showed his true mindset like i keep saying. What sort of person says that about those poor people.

Glenn hoddle while england manager got sacked for saying similar things about being disbaled.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 07:43 PM
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Heard on the radio in the past couple days that there's a Special Olympian that regularly bowls 300 who's interested in whuppin' ass on the Obamanation. Apparently the Socialist in Chief rolls about a 170.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by Irish M1ck
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And there is a difference in making a joke that people think went to far, and not knowing "a famous phrase from Texas..." and thinking that "OBGYN's should practice love with their patients".

Bush's comments weren't offensive to people, they were outright dumb. Obama told a joke, and some were offended. Not the same, and there really isn't a parallel with Bush.



Ha, I guess you never got some of them there Bushisms.
Don't you get it?
They were directed at certain people and the OBGYN incident is a classic example.
You see, this one in particular was intentional, Classic Bush comedy, dubya style, but of course the haters were always too quick with their hissy fits to even notice they had been duped.

Yes, intentional, he was simply throwing a freakin' bone at the haters.
The much hated smirk was always the dead give away, so in essence the so called "fool" pretty much fooled the haters.

He wasn't as dumb as he let on and as most people think.
Now it's the complete opposite because we now have a President that is mediocre at best yet everyone thinks he a freakin' Einstien.

Classic.

[edit on 22-3-2009 by Alxandro]



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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You are right about that... it was classic comedy, Bush style. Except, Bush was the butt of the joke.

I think you may be the only one in the world who actually thinks that was intentional.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 07:19 AM
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Actually, Obama should let the Special Olympian who bowls a 300 face him in the White House. Just goes to show his bowling is so bad he can be beaten by some one with an IQ of a rock.(Due to genetic defect not self enforced ignorance like a lot of idiots) It would humble him and show he can take a joke, even better when the joke is one he made.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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I hope you're sitting down for this, but remember when Bush was in China and tried to open a locked door?
He poked fun at himself and made a face for the archives. It's called self depricating humor.


That was in China, but Obama did something similar, in his own house.


DUH!

Hey Bam, That's Not A Door


Or how' bout when Bush banged his head on Marine One.


Obama did the same thing.


Obama Repeating Bush's Mistakes

Oh wait, there's a video:



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 07:44 PM
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You guys are in full-fledged payback mode aren't you? "Let's see if we can dig up as much on Obama to make up for our failure!"


Look, Bush wasn't ridiculed because he hit his head on a door or because he tried to open the wrong door in China... who doesn't do that occasionally? He was ridiculed because almost every time he was in public, he said or did something dumb.

But hey, if you really want to, why not make an Obamaism.com website? That way, you can get your bitter revenge out of the way, and we don't have to sit here and watch the pathetic attempts to connect the two.

That's what we call a win-win situation.



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