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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Just more fake outrage from the right over nothing.
    Just more partisan spew from the left over nothing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Bowing is acceptable when dealing with cultures who treat the bow as a polite greeting between equals-- you will notice that in the photograph taken, the Emperor was also bowing. Shall the Japanese now be up in arms over the descendant of Amaterasu Omikami bowing before an elected official, a mere mortal?

    The President did bow far too low for the situation; here, he appears to be showing either deep gratitude or deep shame, which is inappropriate. Someone at State should have instructed him properly. As would be expected, the bow the Emperor is returning is respectful and proper and the President should have taken his cue from that-- an extra inch or two would have been appropriate, as a sign of gratitude, reasonable gratitude, at the Emperor's hospitality.
    It is just awkward cause Obama is a much bigger man and it appears he bowed lower probably cause the emperor is smaller.

    Honestly at this point it is just nitpicky
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Just more partisan spew from the left over nothing.
    Well at least he did not puke in his lap

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well at least he did not puke in his lap
    at least he didn't do this...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRmmFJiIs9M"]YouTube- Gonzales on Habeas Corpus[/ame]

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Bowing is something very Japanese and it's impossible to think a Gaijin can master it without lots of training and understanding... whoever taught Obama to bow like that should be embarassed -
    Bowing is very Japanese. Touching while bowing is not usual custom. The Japanese smile when they are embarrassed. I suspect Obama embarrassed the emperor.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, that's right, he bows, to kings and emperors. The man disgraces the office of the President, and our country.
    Hey, what does President George Washington, President John Adams, and President Barack Obama have in common? That's right, they're all "bow-ers"!

    President George Washington would bow to guests at presidential receptions to avoid physical contact and the tradition lasted through the presidency of John Adams. Washington would rest one hand on a sword and the other holding a hat to avoid the remote possibility of anyone forcing a handshake! Thomas Jefferson ended the tradition of “bowing” by shaking hands when greeting people (ConstitutionFacts.com - Learn about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and much more!).

    But seriously, though...getting riled up over the President bowing...

    Really?!?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    You are close but no cigar. Bowing has many functions in one. It expresses the feeling of respect, thanking, apologizing, greeting, and so on. It's a convenient and important custom for you to learn. You can bow, when you say, "Thank you", "Sorry", "Hello", "Good bye", "Congratulations", "Excuse me", "Good night", "Good Morning", and more.

    He who bows lowest wins, because the lower the bow the more respect it shows.
    I hope this idiot Obama keeps his mouth shut about the hisrory of WWII because he's shown he has no knowledge of the facts.
    How so, exactly?
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    I don't think that people actually care about the bowing. They are just looking for anything to bash Obama. In many ways, these people are nearly identical to people who bashed Bush for the pettiest of reasons. America would be better off without them.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Hey, what does President George Washington, President John Adams, and President Barack Obama have in common? That's right, they're all "bow-ers"!

    President George Washington would bow to guests at presidential receptions to avoid physical contact and the tradition lasted through the presidency of John Adams. Washington would rest one hand on a sword and the other holding a hat to avoid the remote possibility of anyone forcing a handshake! Thomas Jefferson ended the tradition of “bowing” by shaking hands when greeting people (ConstitutionFacts.com - Learn about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and much more!).

    But seriously, though...getting riled up over the President bowing...

    Really?!?
    That's just cause WishyWashington was a pussy.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    That's just cause WishyWashington was a pussy.
    Indeed. The man had the chance for power and turned it down. What a panzy.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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