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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Telecaster View Post
    Okay. So then, did the Emporor bow to the President?

    I didn't think so. So now, is anyone ready to criticize the Emp for that?!!
    He is bowed a bit - could be on the way down or on the way up. You can't really tell from that one pic

    My take is that the Emperor went in for the handshake, Obama threw him by going for the bowshake, and the Emperor dipped a bit to avoid awkwardness. Looks to me like Obama flubbed it, but the right wing here is just being ridiculous

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

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    So why don't you round them up and send them to the reeducation camps. You could execute those that persisted being non-compliant.

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    Ah. More substance free posts from you. Just because I think America would be better off without them doesn't mean I think they shouldn't be free to say what they want.

    Since you seem to disagree with me that America would be better off, tell me, how does America benefit from extremely petty, immature and stupid people?

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Because bowing in English culture is a symbol of subservience, but in Arab and Japanese cultures it is a symbol of mutual respect, and not of subservience.

    Not all cultures are the same.
    Thanks for the response. The Japanese exchange students who have stayed in our home have told us that bowing is customary in Japanese society, but that an inferior bows low to the superior, while the superior does not bow as low.

    So by bowing lower to the Emperor than the Emperor bowed to him was Obama acknowledging his position as an inferior? Probably not. He either has an incompetent protocol staff or Obama's bow was made for an ulterior purpose.

    What ulterior purpose? In a prior post I alluded to Obama's real purpose in kowtowing. Obama was inspecting the Emperor's erection. Prove me wrong.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    When we're talking about a hybrid handshake/bow I don't know that traditional Japanese customs regarding the specific degree of the bow matter. Obviously the handshake/bow hybrid isn't common in Japan, and isn't traditional.

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    He is bowed a bit - could be on the way down or on the way up. You can't really tell from that one pic

    My take is that the Emperor went in for the handshake, Obama threw him by going for the bowshake, and the Emperor dipped a bit to avoid awkwardness. Looks to me like Obama flubbed it, but the right wing here is just being ridiculous
    More like insanely ridiculous.

    I keep bringing up examples of Republicans bowing and no one, not a single person here criticizing Obama is willing to even acknowledge that Republicans, including REAGAN bowed to foreign heads of state.

    That screams to me it's not about the bowing. They are just searching for anything, no matter how petty, to bash him on. Immature little people. Sad. Amusingly, they are also the people to defended Bush when the immature liberals attacked Dubya for the dumbest thing. Hypocrites every last one of them.

    This is a good test of who is rational. People who aren't get all upset over petty **** like this. People who aren't don't.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow



    Nixon bowing to Japanese Emperor



    Eisenhower bowing to DeGaulle
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Ike ain't bowing. He's checking to make sure De Gauille's shoes are newly polished before he spits on them.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Ike ain't bowing. He's checking to make sure De Gauille's shoes are newly polished before he spits on them.
    Nah - he's totally gearing up for an epic headbutt

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Ike ain't bowing. He's checking to make sure De Gauille's shoes are newly polished before he spits on them.
    USS Eisenhower > Charles de Gaulle

    Did the de Gaulle get made into a USS space carrier? Hell No.

    Guess who did? That's right.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    USS Eisenhower > Charles de Gaulle

    Did the de Gaulle get made into a USS space carrier? Hell No.

    Guess who did? That's right.
    I'm totally Like Ike.

    Ike's the man.
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