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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    In the second pic, I think the woman is talking to the man behind Michelle.
    Do you really? I mean...come on...look at the expressions of everyone involved. And then they had to change seats? I think someone got taken behind the woodshed. Id really like to see the complete video. Surely SOMEONE has it.

    Either way...its still funny as hell.

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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Do you really? I mean...come on...look at the expressions of everyone involved. And then they had to change seats? I think someone got taken behind the woodshed. Id really like to see the complete video. Surely SOMEONE has it.

    Either way...its still funny as hell.
    I do. Since he pointed it out, it really does look like she is talking to the man behind Obama, and the man also appears to be looking in her direction as if they are having a conversation.

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    Re: Obama's selfie

    There's an awful lot of conservative wish-fulfilment being read into some innocent photographs. From the photographer's blog....

    " ...“I later read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved on seeing the Danish prime minister take the picture. But photos can lie,” Roberto Schmidt said. “In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance.

    "I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have," Schmidt continued. "At the time, I thought the world leaders were simply acting like human beings, like me and you. I doubt anyone could have remained totally stony faced for the duration of the ceremony, while tens of thousands of people were celebrating in the stadium. For me, the behaviour of these leaders in snapping a selfie seems perfectly natural."

    Finally, Schmidt expressed exasperation at the public’s interest in such fleeting occurrences. “I confess too that it makes me a little sad we are so obsessed with day-to-day trivialities, instead of things of true importance.” ... "

    Who Is Roberto Schmidt? Photographer Who Captured Obama 'Selfie' Denies First Lady Was Angry; 'Photos Can Lie' [PHOTO]
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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Exactly, and it wasn't even a "funeral". It was a celebration of Mandela's life, with lots of singing, dancing, a live band, etc. Obama isn't actually "doing" anything beyond looking at what appears to be a smart phone held by the Danish Prime Minister, as was the UK Prime Minister Cameron. We have no idea what was on the screen of that phone, and if there was any picture-taking, the Danish Prime Minister was doing it!

    The pettiness of political finger-wagging has sunk to kindergarten proportions. It's embarrassing to actually be an adult these days.
    Typical Obama defender, he is always the hapless victim of other peoples blunders, an innocent bystander in hoistory.

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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Obviously it's a big deal to a lot of people. 281 posts in this thread. With all the problems we have as a country, I guess this is a BIG deal.
    It's a little deal but they add up. This Bozo bounces through his presidency like a steel ball falling through a pin ball machine, ding ding ding TILT.

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    Re: Obama's selfie

    He must not be doing too bad if this is all the RW has to complain about...
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    It's a little deal but they add up. This Bozo bounces through his presidency like a steel ball falling through a pin ball machine, ding ding ding TILT.
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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    He must not be doing too bad if this is all the RW has to complain about...
    Just the latest in a very long line of lies and blunders. The next one is right around the corner, stay tuned.

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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    There's an awful lot of conservative wish-fulfilment being read into some innocent photographs. From the photographer's blog....

    " ...“I later read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved on seeing the Danish prime minister take the picture. But photos can lie,” Roberto Schmidt said. “In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance.

    "I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have," Schmidt continued. "At the time, I thought the world leaders were simply acting like human beings, like me and you. I doubt anyone could have remained totally stony faced for the duration of the ceremony, while tens of thousands of people were celebrating in the stadium. For me, the behaviour of these leaders in snapping a selfie seems perfectly natural."

    Finally, Schmidt expressed exasperation at the public’s interest in such fleeting occurrences. “I confess too that it makes me a little sad we are so obsessed with day-to-day trivialities, instead of things of true importance.” ... "

    Who Is Roberto Schmidt? Photographer Who Captured Obama 'Selfie' Denies First Lady Was Angry; 'Photos Can Lie' [PHOTO]
    They all know they are on the world stage. In many ways, they have set themselves above other 'human beings.' When I was in high school, I was a mere cheerleader. As such, I was constantly reminded that any time I wore the uniform my behavior was speaking for the school and all the other students, and I was expected to represent the school in a good light. This was not a private party. This was a state funeral and these 'leaders' conducted themselves abominably. Not only that, if Michelle sat herself between the president and the prime minister to cool the two off like a water hose on dogs, then she emasculated the US president in public.
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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Do you really? I mean...come on...look at the expressions of everyone involved. And then they had to change seats? I think someone got taken behind the woodshed. Id really like to see the complete video. Surely SOMEONE has it.
    I think it's very obvious, after noticing it, that she is talking to the guy behind Michelle and he to her. She is reacting to something he said.

    Either way...its still funny as hell.
    Fair enough but it's a manufactured event, I'm sure of that.

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    Re: Obama's selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I think it's very obvious, after noticing it, that she is talking to the guy behind Michelle and he to her. She is reacting to something he said.



    Fair enough but it's a manufactured event, I'm sure of that.
    Context is everything. I think it is FAR more obvious she is reacting to something Mo said or did. But...a video would tell the story.

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