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Sgt Schultz
03-05-2009, 05:57 PM
From "The Political Class" (http://www.thepoliticalclass.com/)

1. Obama sends the bust of Winston Churchill back to England.
2. Obama fails to invite Brown to dinner at the White House.
3. In exchange for a very well thought out gift form Brown our president gives [re-gifts] him his some left over Christmas gifts.
Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown to reaffirm the 'special relationship': 25 DVDs (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1159627/Just-wanted-Barack-Obamas-blockbuster-gift-25-DVDs-Brown-reaffirm-special-relationship.html#)
He had put clearly great thought into giving the U.S. President lavish gifts to signify Britain's 'special relationship' with the U.S.

During his historic trip to Washington, Gordon Brown gave Barack Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet - once called HMS President.

The unique present delighted Mr Obama because oak from the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute, was carved to make a desk that already takes place in the Oval Office in the White House, after being presented by Britain to the US in 1880.

The Prime Minister went to the trouble of hunting down the perfect gift after becoming the first European leader invited to the White House by the new Commander In Chief.

So it would be perfectly understandable if Mr Brown felt a little underwhelmed at the official gift he received in return.

For despite being leader of the world's most bountiful nation, President Obama handed over nothing more thought-provoking than 25 classic American films on DVD.

It was the equivalent of receiving a pair of socks from an unfamiliar aunt at Christmas - and a less-than-glowing affirmation of the UK-US bond.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/Obama%20brain.JPG

FORD
03-05-2009, 06:08 PM
Damn, the Repukes are really desperate if this is all they can find to bitch about.

At least Obama's not embarrassing himself (and us) by groping foreign heads of state...

http://www.lipsticktracez.com/sabina/2008/06/11/bush_merkel_backrub.jpg

....or puking on them.

http://radioactiveliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/ralph-bush.jpg

LoungeMachine
03-05-2009, 06:13 PM
Or invading and occupying countries who posed no threat....

Or rendering/torturing people.....

Or shredding The Constitution.......

Keep it coming, Schultzy!!!!!

:gulp:

sadaist
03-05-2009, 06:17 PM
Damn, the Repukes are really desperate if this is all they can find to bitch about.

At least Obama's not embarrassing himself (and us)....

Yeah, we should concentrate on his pretzel eating & bike riding skills.:tongue0011:

sadaist
03-05-2009, 06:18 PM
Speaking of pretzels, those big warm & soft ones from the mall dipped in nacho cheese fucking KICK ASS!

Seshmeister
03-05-2009, 07:50 PM
25 DVDs as a gift though is pretty fucking poor. :)

Did he send someone out to the local Walmart at the last minute?

Sgt Schultz
03-05-2009, 07:59 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama shows even she has a gift for the gaffe

link (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5848073.ece)

http://thepeoplescube.com/images/Michelle_Obama_Klingon_250.jpg

It was all going so well. The dresses, the brains, the Vogue cover shoot – everything so far about Michelle Obama has left us wide-mouthed in admiration. It seemed there was no end to her fabulousness. Then Mr and Mrs Brown came to stay.

Like all good guests, Sarah Brown arrived bearing gifts for the children, Malia and Sasha. And they were really nice presents. A bit of thought had clearly gone into choosing them: Top Shop dresses (with matching necklaces) and a selection of books by British authors. Lovely.

Mrs Brown may have two boys but she certainly knows the way to a little girl’s heart. These were gifts chosen in the true spirit of present-giving: to please the recipient, not the giver.

In return Mrs Obama gave the Brown children, Fraser and John, two toy models of Marine One, the Presidential helicopter. Fair enough on the helicopter part, always a popular choice with small boys; but Marine One? It’s not as though anyone needs reminding that Barack Obama is President or that he has his own helicopter. Short of giving the boys Action Man models of her own husband smiting the evil forces of neoconservatism, Mrs Obama’s gesture could not have been more solipsistic or more inherently dismissive of Mrs Brown.

Not only did she demonstrate that she spent approximately three seconds contemplating the needs of the Brown boys (having an aide pop to the White House gift shop for a piece of merchandising does not imply a great deal of thought), she appeared to show a most uncharacteristic lapse of judgment.

It might have been possible to overlook the incident were it not for the official photograph.

The White House released one picture of the two women and it does not appear to have been selected with any kind of special relationship in mind. There is a menacing bunch of pink peonies in the foreground and the angle is most unflattering to Mrs Brown, who has the air of a woman very much in need of a stiff drink.

Whether deliberate or not, the whole thing feels like a snub.

As for Fraser and John, their parents’ trip to America will always be remembered as the time that “Mum and Dad went to see the President, and all we got was this lousy plastic helicopter”.

Seshmeister
03-05-2009, 08:03 PM
Right that's fucking it, bring out the launch codes.

Time to find out if the US really does have a secret defense to the Trident nukes they sold us... :)

Nickdfresh
03-05-2009, 08:04 PM
Who gives a fuck about the British? :D

sadaist
03-05-2009, 08:13 PM
Who gives a fuck about the British? :D

Old metal acts that can't get a gig in the States.

Angel
03-05-2009, 08:58 PM
For despite being leader of the world's most bountiful nation,

:lmao:

Andy Taylor
03-05-2009, 09:00 PM
I'm sure the writer would cry your pardon, after all, every sane person knows Canada has it all. That's why you hear of 'Canadian culture' all the time.

Angel
03-05-2009, 10:18 PM
Tansi

We have the best banking system in the world... which is why I have to laugh at the "prosperous" nation shit. Oh yeah, you guys are really prosperous, aren't you? I think it's sickening what has happened to your country over the last 8 years, don't you???

You don't live in Canada - why the fuck would you know or hear anything about Canadian Culture - unless you went out of your way to learn about it.

As for culture, ALL countries have culture, after all, culture is simply a "product of a country's history and geography". I'm not a fan of Wikipedia, but I'll use it in this case: "Being a settler nation, Canada has been shaped by waves of migration that have combined to form a unique blend of customs, cuisine, and traditions that have marked the socio-cultural development of the nation."

Bilingualism and multiculturalism - Canadian
Aboriginal influences - i.e. Inukshuk, dream catchers, tansi, ay-hay, mother earth, kookum.

Canada's cultural diversity also creates an environment much more accepting of LGBT people than one finds in the United States or most other countries.[10] Canada has always placed emphasis on equality and inclusiveness for all people. For example, in 1995, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Egan v. Canada that sexual orientation should be "read in" to Section Fifteen of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a part of the Constitution of Canada guaranteeing equal rights to all Canadians. Following a series of decisions by provincial courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, on July 20, 2005, Bill C-38 received Royal Assent, legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada. Canada thus became the fourth country to officially sanction same-sex marriage worldwide, after The Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain. Furthermore, by 2005, sexual orientation was included as a protected status in the human rights laws of the federal government and of all provinces and territories.

Multiculturalism, officially endorsed in Section Twenty-seven of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, has a large influence on Canadian culture and the nation's perception of itself."

mah-ti and ay-hay to you, sir.

Now - go feast on bannock and poutine, and oh yeah, kiss my royal hiney while you're at it!

Bon Soir (tabernaque estee)

Andy Taylor
03-05-2009, 11:34 PM
Blah de blah. Multiculturalism = having people of diverse cultures occupying the same geographical space. Related terms: political correctness.

And yes that's the thing, you don't hear of Canadian culture outside of it. So it has no impact outside Canada, not much anyhow.

LoungeMachine
03-06-2009, 12:13 AM
Can I tell my yogurt joke now?

:gulp:

Combat Ready
03-06-2009, 12:18 AM
Please do

Redballjets88
03-06-2009, 12:35 AM
Tansi

We have the best banking system in the world... which is why I have to laugh at the "prosperous" nation shit. Oh yeah, you guys are really prosperous, aren't you? I think it's sickening what has happened to your country over the last 8 years, don't you???

You don't live in Canada - why the fuck would you know or hear anything about Canadian Culture - unless you went out of your way to learn about it.

As for culture, ALL countries have culture, after all, culture is simply a "product of a country's history and geography". I'm not a fan of Wikipedia, but I'll use it in this case: "Being a settler nation, Canada has been shaped by waves of migration that have combined to form a unique blend of customs, cuisine, and traditions that have marked the socio-cultural development of the nation."

Bilingualism and multiculturalism - Canadian
Aboriginal influences - i.e. Inukshuk, dream catchers, tansi, ay-hay, mother earth, kookum.

Canada's cultural diversity also creates an environment much more accepting of LGBT people than one finds in the United States or most other countries.[10] Canada has always placed emphasis on equality and inclusiveness for all people. For example, in 1995, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Egan v. Canada that sexual orientation should be "read in" to Section Fifteen of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a part of the Constitution of Canada guaranteeing equal rights to all Canadians. Following a series of decisions by provincial courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, on July 20, 2005, Bill C-38 received Royal Assent, legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada. Canada thus became the fourth country to officially sanction same-sex marriage worldwide, after The Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain. Furthermore, by 2005, sexual orientation was included as a protected status in the human rights laws of the federal government and of all provinces and territories.

Multiculturalism, officially endorsed in Section Twenty-seven of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, has a large influence on Canadian culture and the nation's perception of itself."

mah-ti and ay-hay to you, sir.

Now - go feast on bannock and poutine, and oh yeah, kiss my royal hiney while you're at it!

Bon Soir (tabernaque estee)

I'm sick of you bringing up Canada all the time, shit, we get it you live there.

Canadian culture is just reused American culture, other than Quebec which is reused French culture. Other than Hockey and Inuits you guys don't have anything.

Plus we got rid of Great Britain 200 + years ago, you guys gained your full freedom in 1982.

FORD
03-06-2009, 12:51 AM
I'm sick of you bringing up Canada all the time, shit, we get it you live there.

Canadian culture is just reused American culture, other than Quebec which is reused French culture. Other than Hockey and Inuits you guys don't have anything.


I beg to differ!

http://www.zianet.com/tedmorris/dg/CanadaFlagGirl01.jpg

http://www.medicalmarihuana.ca/images/ih_bud_km05.jpg

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Sex, drugs, and rock n roll. What more culture do you need, eh?

Combat Ready
03-06-2009, 12:57 AM
I beg to differ!

http://www.zianet.com/tedmorris/dg/CanadaFlagGirl01.jpg

http://www.medicalmarihuana.ca/images/ih_bud_km05.jpg

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Sex, drugs, and rock n roll. What more culture do you need, eh?

The trifecta!

Haven't heard that tune in a while! :rockon:

LoungeMachine
03-06-2009, 01:10 AM
I'm sick of you bringing up Canada all the time, shit, .

Who cares what you're sick of, really?

:gulp:

Dr. Love
03-06-2009, 01:17 AM
damn gotta reset my count up again fuuuuuuuuuck

ELVIS
03-06-2009, 02:18 AM
Or shredding The Constitution.......


:gulp:


What ???

ELVIS
03-06-2009, 02:25 AM
Who gives a fuck about the British? :D

That's the feeling I got after reading The First Lady's and The President's gift selection...

Maybe someone should of briefed these two idiots prior to the occasion...


:rolleye0018:

Seshmeister
03-06-2009, 05:06 AM
And yes that's the thing, you don't hear of Canadian culture outside of it. So it has no impact outside Canada, not much anyhow.

You're forgetting Celine Dion...

Andy Taylor
03-06-2009, 05:59 AM
aiiieeeee!!

And there's also Bryan Adams and Alanus Morrishit too. Can't stand Geddy's screeching either.

katie
03-06-2009, 07:17 AM
Or invading and occupying countries who posed no threat....

Or rendering/torturing people.....


:gulp:

Oh yes he is