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Sep 2011

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Barack Obama joins Open Government Partnership for group photo

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves while standing with other leaders during the Open Government Partnership event at the United Nations September 20 in New York City. The United Nations General Assembly kicks off September 21, with leaders from around the world attending.

By Rich Shulman I don't know much about diplomatic protocols, but I would guess that waving during the group photo is something to avoid.

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President Obama's hand accidentally blocked the face of the President of Mongolia, when Obama waved while a photo was being taken at the United Nations. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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johnny-2270708
I'm sure the fellow next to him is happy his face was blocked but Barrack never was much on manners. Ask the Queen of England
#1 - Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:50 PM EDT
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Chezeater
Against protocol? How about extremely rude? If he felt the need to wave, he should keep his hand next to his own face and above his shoulder... What an embarrassment. He has now flown into a comfortable lead ahead of Jimmy Carter as the worst US President in history. Hopefully, he doesn't cause more damage to our great country before he is voted out.
#1.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:12 PM EDT
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Spanky2
To understand Barry, google "Narcissistic personality disorder."
#1.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:20 PM EDT
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Livininthe80s
Isn't that Ronald Reagan in the back row??
#1.3 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:36 PM EDT
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Bill-4146876
Yes, that's Ronnie - but I think Mr. Obama is actually is raising his hand asking if he can use the men's room.......
#1.4 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:34 PM EDT
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jeff-812327
Haha... laughed at the photo, then at you bigoted Republicans with nothing better to do than slam him in every article you can... LOLosers !
#1.5 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:42 PM EDT
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I need more cowbell!
He's not waving; he's practicing for his citizenship ceremony.
#1.6 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:44 PM EDT
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Lammergeier
The hidden gentleman is Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Prime Minister of Mongolia.
#1.7 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:48 PM EDT
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Dwain-2027867
We "heard" you the first time.
#1.8 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:54 PM EDT
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Scott77
So to be unbigoted, one must never be critical of the political ideology and foreign policy of a person of a different color. Is that considered an intelligent perspective? Accusing anyone who criticizes Obama as being racist or bigoted only shows your desperation to avoid dealing with the reality that this president is a failure. Not because of his race, but because of his politics.

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#1.9 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:59 PM EDT

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Caligula-2567526
jeff, you genuis-moron, your race card is so worn out, we can see it before you play it. making fun of the prezzzzz for being a rude dork isn't racism. i'm sure you did laugh at the picture though, so you must be racist against asians....hillbilly.
#1.10 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:14 PM EDT
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donna426
I'm sure he is just asking for a show of hands of who is going to help him pass his bill.
#1.11 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:22 PM EDT
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LostFlorida
It's not like the blocked-out guy is somebody important. Sure, he's Asian, but he's not Chinese.
#1.12 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:21 PM EDT
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Algodon-4149195
He just asked everybody who loves him to raise their hand. If they love him, they'll help him pass the bill, assuming there was one.
#1.13 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:35 PM EDT
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Santino-4149313 @ Jeff812327- I am Santino with merchant services and I regret to inform you that your race card has been declined. It is completely maxed out and rendered useless, please destroy the card and send it back to the issuing creditor. Thanks
#1.14 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:48 PM EDT
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Renee-4149442
The issuing creditor's would be Barry and Michelle Jeff, but you knew that.
#1.15 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:03 PM EDT
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10tacle
Priceless Santino! Mind if I use that the next time some mouth breathing liberal oozes out the "race card" for those who disagree with Obama's America-destroying policies and incompetence? Thanks!
#1.16 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:10 PM EDT

Santino-4149313
@ 10tacle, certainly, however I can't claim full credit. Free usage for everyone! = )
#1.17 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:23 PM EDT
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beachkrp
So when did Dr. House become the U.S. President?
#1.18 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:14 PM EDT

Jennifer-4150331

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@Santino. That is fantastic...I will be using it often as well! :) Now we just need some Visa "priceless" bit to go along with it, you know, to keep with the theme.
#1.19 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:01 PM EDT

D-Nice
Wow, the right can get "outraged" by anything. You know in the age of digital photography you can take several pictures and it doesn't cost a penny. I know, I know pretty crazy stuff. I'm sure all you inbred losers probably still use a polaroid. Or did it ever occur to you that this wasn't the official photo and someone taking a picture on the side. Why am I wasting my time, you people are hopeless. You can go back to being mad at the world now.
#1.20 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:00 AM EDT
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eap1
It's not his fault, that's George Bush's hand.
#1.21 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:17 AM EDT
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socialjustice=no affirmative action
Jeff and eap1, you need to look up the term "sycophant" as it describes you well. I must admit that I feel a great deal of pitty for anyone who continues to support such a racist, narcissistic, thinly veiled communist failure acting as President. Do you guys work for MSNBC? Are you paid trolls that receive our hard earned tax dollars to post such blathering gibberish any time you find a negative statement about "the one"? In case you have your heads too far up your nether regions, or simply lack the IQ to understand the "complicated" world around you, this country is headed for the crapper. Whether this is intentional and orchestrated is still in question, but the fact is not. Most of the posts here are quite funny (or LOL I think the lingo is) simply due to the fact that real, honest, hard working, tax paying people are so frustrated and fed up with the nanny state, and its insatiable appetite for our property that we can only laugh about it or risk losing control and start slapping some sense into all the idiots like you that we have to tolerate in this "politically correct" society. If the drone media would do their job (keep the government honest) then we wouldn't be in the position we are today. For reasons that continue to elude me, the majority of the media (including FOX) continue to give the felon in office a collective pass. They question nothing. The media minions are scouring every corner of the internet, public records, private investigations, and rumors about every pseudo conservative they can identify, but they refuse to even question why Dobama will not release any records about his past. If Gov. Perry admits to poor grades, that a huge step ahead of Barry, who hasn't produced ANY evidence that would make me believe he even attended Occidental, Columbia, or Harvard...much less got good grades. He can read the hell out of a teleprompter though... What about his fraudulent Social Security number and Selective Service registration? What about his illegal property dealings regarding his Chicago "mansion"? And how in the hell can a "community organizer" afford to purchase a "mansion" in the first place? How can a "community organizer" afford to even pay off his likely sizeable student loans from Columbia and Harvard? Did you ever wonder? Final thoughts for you idiot "progressive" liberals: 1. You cannot create wealth by dividing it. 2. Every new "right" that you dream up for the recipient class, must infringe upon or deny a "right" to the provider class. 3. Every single $ that the "government" spends on all the great programs you love so much, is either confiscated from the providing class, printed out of thin air (ever heard of inflation - you will), or borrowed from our kids and grandkids (don't you think China will want their loans repaid at some point?) 4. If you don't contribute to society, and instead are able to exist only due to that society, you are a parasite. November 2012 will contain a harsh message for all the parasites...if they're not too stupid to get it. (Personally, I predict a lot of screaming, crying, stomping, apoplexy when reality finally forces the "progressives" to realize that "utopia" isn't possible, and it certainly isn't free...)
#1.22 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:46 AM EDT
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JoeD-4154501
Let's face it, the "B" is in way over his head, economically, morally and in every other area of Skill Sets required to run any office. If this was a huge company and he was the President i am sure he would last a few days then be terminated for incompetence. Even a medium sized business would can him, not because of ANY other reason then he's in over his head and can't do the job. So in 14 months fire him.

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#1.23 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:24 AM EDT

eap1
Whoa brother, it was a joke. I'm cracking on the president you know.
#1.24 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:00 PM EDT

socialjustice=no affirmative action
You have my sincere apology! Sometimes, after reading the ubiquitous drone drivel, it's easy to miss the sarcasm! Have a great day!
#1.25 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:04 PM EDT
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Matt of Australia
Barack is nearly as useless as the stupid bitch running our country at the moment.
#1.26 - Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:46 PM EDT

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Well sure, but there also is a couple of people with the one side of their head, cut away on the edge of it. Should of taken that photo again. Someone, is not much of a expert photographer.
#2 - Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:05 PM EDT
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disc-0-duc
Yes, let's go ahead and give the idiot president ANOTHER pass and blame the guy behind the camera. George Bush was the photographer, BTW.
#2.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:10 PM EDT
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Ryan-4146246
Disc-o-duc you crack me up! LOL! Your comment... enough said. That's exactly the comparison I was thinking. hahahhahaha! Brilliant!
#2.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:22 PM EDT
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chuck-4146364

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I'm sure the photo is cropped since for this showing, President Obama is the main topic and he is placed center in the photo. Its also pretty grainy which may be because it is cropped and zoomed.
#2.3 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:35 PM EDT
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Spanky2
"Should of taken that photo again. Someone, is not much of a expert photographer." Uh, they probably DID take the photo again. You don't know they didn't. We can't blame the photographer. Barry's narcissistic personality operates faster than a photographer's shutter finger.
#2.4 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:48 PM EDT
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omad
That is not the full photo. It was cropped to show Obama. There were no "half-heads" in the photo.
#2.5 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:49 PM EDT
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Jim Dav
@Rainier54 - did it ever occur to you that perhaps the photo was cropped for use here? As a photographer, let me say no professional photographer would shoot as framed here. Obvioulsy the photo was cropped so that the messiah would be centered making his very rude jesture even more prominent.
#2.6 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:57 PM EDT
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Spanky2
Someone, is not much of a expert photographer. Photographer Allan Tannenbaum, who according to Getty Images is the man who took the photo, is indeed an expert. Here's his website: http://www.sohoblues.com/ Google his name to learn more about him.
#2.7 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:31 PM EDT
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allen-4146881
At least bush could develop the pic...lol
#2.8 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:35 PM EDT
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Landslide-4146920
Obviously the photo was cropped to show the "Embarassment in Chief" with his hand covering his neighbor's face. What a rube.
#2.9 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:40 PM EDT
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Margaret-4147002
"Should of taken that photo again." Perhaps you meant "Should have"? Honestly, the level of education in this country is spiraling downward all too quickly.
#2.10 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:49 PM EDT
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Glen-4148074

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@Margaret-4147002 No one likes a Grammer Nazi. If they did, I would point out the obvious error in your comment. Hint -- punctuation always goes inside the quotation marks. Honestly, the level of education in this country is spiraling downward all too quickly.
#2.11 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:07 PM EDT
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BrianH123
Glen, actually it's just commas and periods that always go inside quotation marks. Question marks go inside if they're part of the quote; outside if not. Margaret was right. #Punctuation
#2.12 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:24 PM EDT
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lmay-4148994
Yeah, Glen....you're the stupid one ...
#2.13 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:12 PM EDT

Hussain-4149163
Why bash my good Muslim brother here? This photo was a mistake to be released..........now you all will know ahead of time what the next months cover of Mad Magazine will look like!
#2.14 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:31 PM EDT
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Qwibqwib
Margaret-4147002, when you corrected Rainier54 , you should have pointed out the fact that "should of", and also "should have" for that matter, are sentence fragments. Rainier54 would be better off using a full sentence. Here is an example : The photographer should have taken the picture again. My vote for the best comment, however, goes to Hussain! Mad Magazine, friggin HI-larious! HAHAHA lol
#2.15 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:05 PM EDT

Mr Bunger Plug
These are some of the funnest and finest quotes of the day...I just wet my pants...thanks! (Thank god I have my diaper on)
#2.16 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:26 PM EDT

beachkrp
Hussein-4149163. It was mistake to be released, and it was released because the press - the entity that created the image of Barack Hussein Obama - is tired of him. and they are turning on him and signalling that they are dropping him like fresh warm meadow muffins.
#2.17 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:12 PM EDT

Political Girl-4150637
You mean $16 muffins, like the ones the Justice Dept bought? Go to Getty Images, you can see the original there. It's real. And of course, the photo demonstrates his thought process...it's all about him.
#2.18 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:46 PM EDT

AussieAlexander
well this looks bad... If you notice not only is dip@!$%# waving but look at the black guy behind him. Then look at the lady up to the left behind him.. Those two seem pissed at him anyone else notice this ?

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#2.19 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:58 AM EDT

Geowil
@Disc-o-duc LMAO
#2.20 - Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:30 AM EDT

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D2Boston
What an idiot.
#3 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM EDT
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meggie85
Gomer says "hey". Obama is such a doofus.
#4 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:08 AM EDT
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Chicago Nick-46
Obozo's ignorance of protocol and simple human behavior on display once again. How do you think the person who's face is covered by his filthy paw feels along with his countrymen and women? Not as bad as the one half of Americans must feel for having elected such a dolt against a Mount Everest of warnings not to do so, I'll tell you that much.
#5 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:17 AM EDT
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Lammergeier
The hidden gentleman is Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Prime Minister of Mongolia.
#5.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:19 PM EDT
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Caldoc
Well Pilgrim, I saw a bumper sticker on a Yugo yesterday and thats proof that the messiah still has support from left wing nut jobs out in the land of Ho Ho's and Hollyweird idiots. Wow, what an embarrasment to our country. Zero idiots, Ya Voted for ZerObama because ya had white guilt now vote for any one else to prove ya ain't stupid.

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http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/09/20/7862290-barack-obam...

#5.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:50 PM EDT

Pitbullllllll
For a guy who we're constantly reminded is sooooo intelligent by his cheerleaders in the mainstream media, he sure does manage to make himself (and them) look quite ignorant on a regular basis.
#6 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:36 AM EDT
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meggie85
Gomer says "Hey". Good grief what a complete doofus.
#7 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:43 AM EDT
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MisterSneaky Man
Hubris on a world stage. The question is, does he have any clue that this photo op is just not for him alone? Hands down, er up, Obama is the worst president in American history, bar none, not even with Jimmy Carters' misfortunate comments on the palastinian/Israel mess. (yes I know I did not capitialize palastinian) I digress, at what point will the mainsteam media astride unicorns corral their crush on this clown community organizer? This photo is a good start.
#8 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:49 AM EDT
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helen-862736
Didn't spell Palestinian correctly either.
#8.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:06 PM EDT
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Me_Just_Me
Maybe he was spelling it phonetically, with an emphasis on the second syllable palASStinian, as in how they are perceived, instead of how it is spelled based on the made up country name palestine. Thats what I think.
#8.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:19 PM EDT
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cisco-4147085
Photo is manipulated............ding dongs...........go to UPI.com and find the Original........no friggen hand up lol........u guys believe just about anything - if its on the net it has to be true... and it its a picture, well seeing is believing..........lol
#8.3 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT
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practice what you preach
his birth certificate is on the internet and therefore IT is real. use the same lense to view events.
#8.4 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:24 PM EDT
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ProCurve-4147085
Cisco-4147085 --- Sorry looks like you are the "Ding Dong", it is a real photo. Multiple photos were taken - I think he got the hint and his hand is down in, at least, one taken later. If you want proof then google "un photo hand obama" and look around. Sorry your hero really is an 'a-hole'
#8.5 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:05 PM EDT
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Edpilot
Cisco...take a look at that UPI photo. It's a different take. Gonna have to try harder than that...Obama can be such

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an embarrassment at times. I'm this is no Photoshoped image.
#8.6 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:24 PM EDT
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Caligula-2567526
yeah, you're right, cisco. there is no way, no way at all that they took more than one picture. no way. no how. admit it. obama is a f u c king moron.
#8.7 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:39 PM EDT
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johnny-2270708
Obozo...lol...what a great name for this clown.
#9 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:50 AM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
I got my hand all up in your Sayjack.
#9.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:38 PM EDT

george soros-4147525
I'm reporting all of you to ATTACHWATCH.com
#9.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:53 PM EDT
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MisterSneaky Man
I just noticed the lady above Obamas' right shoulder, note her stare at his transgression. What should the caption be? You may discuss amoungst yourselves. Remember brevity is the soul of wit.
#10 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:03 AM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Zieg Heil!
#10.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:15 PM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Me! Me! I'll volunteer to completely destroy America!!
#10.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:21 PM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Hi Mahmoud!
#10.3 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:23 PM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Over here! Throw those fries over here!
#10.4 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:26 PM EDT
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LeRoy-4146294

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Who here wants to see Obama re-elected?
#10.5 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:28 PM EDT

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/09/20/7862290-barack-obam...

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Redhandpaddy
It was me that fust jarted !
#10.6 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:30 PM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Who's thinks it's Bush's fault?
#10.7 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:33 PM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Who has visited all 57 Sates?
#10.8 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:34 PM EDT
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Coach bc
Just airing out my armpit so everyone nows BO is here!!!!
#10.9 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:35 PM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Whose lost without a teleprompter?
#10.10 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:36 PM EDT
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TheTruthHurts-4146172
Who'd like to buy a clue?
#10.11 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:37 PM EDT
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Lady Fingers
Hey dumb a $ $......put your hand down.
#10.12 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:45 PM EDT
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Spanky2

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http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/09/20/7862290-barack-obam...

TheTruthHurts-4146172 said:"Who has visited all 57 States?" You're going to be in trouble when you are sent to Obama Re-Education Camp! There are 60 (SIXTY) STATES according to Dear Leader.

The One said he visited 57 states. He said He skipped two (Alaska and Hawaii) due to time constraints. He said He still had one state to visit.
57 states visited plus two states skipped plus one more state to visit equals 60 states. To atone for your transgression, face Washington DC and chant:

Obama akbar! Obama akbar! Obama akbar!

#10.13 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:55 PM EDT

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August-4146601
"I pledge alligience, to the UN . . . ."
#10.14 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:02 PM EDT
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Tomato-4146629
I'd like some cheese.
#10.15 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:05 PM EDT
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mike jones-4146631
ok, who the hell just farted?
#10.16 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:05 PM EDT
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whodatone
From the woman: "Oh No he did not just do that!" From Obama: "Can I go to the restroom?"
#10.17 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:13 PM EDT
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Miguel-3082240
Who's ready for a vacation?
#10.18 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:17 PM EDT
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Miguel-3082240
Who wishes the First Lady were here?
#10.19 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:24 PM EDT
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soarsy
Who doesn't care if Iran wipes Israel off the map?

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#10.20 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:37 PM EDT

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I need more cowbell!
Hey, is that George W over there? Hi George!
#10.21 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:39 PM EDT
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soarsy
How many of you have never had a real job?
#10.22 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:42 PM EDT
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soarsy
Raise your hand if you are in WAY over your head!!
#10.23 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:43 PM EDT
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soarsy
Who's ready for a cigarette break??
#10.24 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:44 PM EDT
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soarsy
Who thinks their spouse has a BIG behind??
#10.25 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:49 PM EDT
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snoooooozn
Who's up for a threesome with a Palestinian drag queen and an Iranian queer??!!
#10.26 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:32 PM EDT
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Veej00
See, I washed my hand after I used it to pull my head out of my A$$. Dang, has anyone seen my watch?
#10.27 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:56 PM EDT
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Alawishus-4147803
"George.. stop playing around and lower my arm."
#10.28 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:30 PM EDT
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Jayco
Simon didn't say "Raise your right hand!"
#10.29 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:57 PM EDT

Tracy-4150357
Dammit, that Simon Says game always trips me up...
#10.30 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:05 PM EDT

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DrZin
"Talk to the hand, because these giant, f***ing Dumbo ears ain't listenin!"'
#11 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:10 AM EDT
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Coach bc
AWESOME!!!!! Just got off the floor from laughing to make this comment!
#11.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:27 PM EDT
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Know Whining
You remember the kid in school who would never shut up? The one who was the World's Foremost Authority on Practically Everything? The one who was a perpetual grievance-monger and lacked the social graces? What in hell ever possessed 52% of voters to elect that kid President?
#12 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:33 AM EDT
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Spanky2
"What in hell ever possessed 52% of voters to elect that kid President?" Too many people had never seen a Chicago-style con artist before. They were taken in by his hustle. Hopefully they've learned by now. Hope. Change. 2012.
#12.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:21 PM EDT
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zorki1c
The man is a cartoon character.
#12.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:52 PM EDT
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James-4146614
Yes I do remember... It was Cliff Clavin in Cheers...
#12.3 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:03 PM EDT
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SEW

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Barry is swearing on the Koran to never ever tell another lie. Diplomatic protocol does not apply to Barry, nor does the Constitution of the United States. That's fpr peons.
#12.4 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:42 PM EDT
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Spooky-1815080
For the first time in my adult life i'm a shamed of the president of the United Stated of American.
#13 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:19 AM EDT
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JustAnotherPolitician
wtf?!
#13.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:50 PM EDT

Spanky2
For the first time in my adult life i'm ashamed of the president of the United Stated of American. For most of us, that feeling started around January 20, 2009.
#13.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:19 PM EDT
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Hepcat-4143464
Mr. President, you don't have to raise your hand if you have to take a pee. Just go.
#14 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:04 AM EDT
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ManxJack
Yes GO! The sooner the better.
#14.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:13 AM EDT
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Spanky2
Just quit aiming at the Constitution when you do.
#14.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:56 PM EDT
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ctmommy
More importantly, wtf is the OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP?
#15 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:26 AM EDT
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Spanky2
Nothing to see here, move along, move along...nothing to see...
#15.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:18 PM EDT
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Hening
"OK, now how many of you love wealth redistribution?"
#16 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:39 AM EDT
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judahbenhuer

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"I know which droids we are looking for!!!"
#16.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:38 PM EDT

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noel-4144389
In many cases, people with narcissistic personality disorder:

Are self-centered and boastful Seek constant attention and admiration Consider themselves better than others Exaggerate their talents and achievements Believe that they are entitled to special treatment Are easily hurt but might not show it Might take advantage of others to achieve their goals

#17 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:14 AM EDT

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Kevin Frey
Ohhh, so nearly every politician in history... got it.
#17.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:41 PM EDT

noel-4144389
Obama, Clinton, LBJ, JFK, FDR, Wilson .... yes I see what you mean. You are at least half right.
#17.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
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Steve Thomas-2567227
What a complete a$$. President Urkel Zero strikes again.
#18 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:32 AM EDT
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Tami-4144694
You'll notice that he had to be right in the middle of the photo. What a blatant narcissist! He is such an embarassment!!!!!!
#19 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:16 AM EDT
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DonMN763
My god you people are a bunch of fools. Ignorant and inept fools. The photo is a fake. It took me 20 seconds to find the original by doing a search at Getty Images for "Open Government Partnership group photo".
#20 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:40 AM EDT

steve71753
@ DonMN763 No it is not a fake. The photo that you found was the 2nd attempt, taken after the photographer told Obama to put his hands in his pockets and stop being such a tool.
#20.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:58 AM EDT
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DonMN763
BWAA - HAA - HAA - HAA! Again: Ignorant and inept fools.

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#20.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:05 AM EDT

Bill-4146229
What about the caption to the photo? Waving??
#20.3 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:20 PM EDT
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Spanky2
Libunatics have infinite patience for their own kind and zero patience for anyone who stands up to their communist agenda.
#20.4 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:23 PM EDT
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Spanky2
It's NOT a fake. Here's the original: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/125682969/Getty-Images-News#
#20.5 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:24 PM EDT
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Mort-S
The one you saw was taken after this one. Look at he shadow of obamas hand on the collar of the gentleman he is covering.
#20.6 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:30 PM EDT
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Ertdfg
right, it's fake; nobody could prove it's real... http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/21/obamateurism-of-the-day-596/ "I’ve confirmed that the picture is authentic — by purchasing it from Getty Images. " So you can contact Getty images and buy THIS IMAGE WITH THE PRESIDENT ACTING LIKE A DOUCHE. So it was faked by Getty, and put out there by MSNBC because they're part of the right wing conspiracy out to get Obama now? Seriously, contact someone, have them change your medication pronto.
#20.7 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT
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D-Nice
Ertdfg - You are possibly the dumbest person on the face of the earth. You paid money for this picture to prove what?? OOOH, what a scandal, the president raised his hand in a photo. You people are truely pathetic. You all are just salty because your boy Bush was a total tool and did stupid things on a daily basis. So when Obama does something dumb you people fall all over yourself trying to be witty. The fact is Obama could go out on the white house lawn and shoot a puppy in the face and I would still pick him over the idiots the republicans have trotted out to run for president.
#20.8 - Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:10 AM EDT
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LostFlorida
The fact is Obama could go out on the white house lawn and shoot a puppy in the face and I would still pick him Michael Vick?? Is that you??
#20.9 - Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:05 PM EDT

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redstater
I like the way the guy behind him to his left in the glasses is looking at him like "um...dude, seriously?"
#21 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:07 AM EDT

davidfarrar-4145202
Who knows? Maybe he had a question, raised his hand, somehow thinking that would stop the process....it didn', and presumably no one actually looked at the photo before publication. Remarkable! ex animo davidfarrar
#22 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:21 AM EDT

Wendela
If he had a question, it surely must have been, "What the heck was I thinking when I thought I could handle this job?"
#22.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:38 AM EDT
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judahbenhuer
Question: Anyone for some ice-cream? Potus: Meeeeeee Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
#22.2 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:24 PM EDT

Steve-180436
@ DonMN763 Not fake at all. Here's the link to Getty Images: www.gettyimages.com/detail/125682969/Getty-Images-News Didn't do your homework very well...
#23 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:23 AM EDT
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Kbyrnes

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http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/09/20/7862290-barack-obam...

There are at least three other shots of this group on the Internet where Obama is not waving or blocking anyone's face. Try Google images, Obama UN Septmber 20. They usually shoot a bunch of pics for these groups--maybe he saw someone he knew, and this was before the "official" group shot (which you can find--it's more panoramic) was taken. Some of the people in this pic aren't posing as if they are about to have their picture taken.
#24 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:24 AM EDT
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Spanky2
Libunatics have infinite patience with those who promote their communist agenda and zero patience or tolerance for those who oppose it.
#24.1 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:10 PM EDT
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Dale44307
@DonMN763 if it's a photoshop, it's an excellent one. Look at the woman off to the upper left giving Obama a look like a disapproving mother gives a misbehaving child, (Obama is a manchild). And the man to the right who is giving Obama a sideways glance. If that's photoshop, it's genius.
#25 - Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:29 AM EDT
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