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Vanity Curious about the Gold Curtain behind Obama

Posted on 01/29/2009 7:24:04 AM PST by Global2010

I googled all variations but could not find an answer.

When Obama came out to speak about his stimulas package yesterday Weds Feb 28 ish there was this very bright Gold curtain behind him with what looked like the Pres. seal embossed on it.

Is this new as I never noticed it with Bush.

My taste is more in the earth tone decor so when I see lotsa Gold and Chandalier decor I really notice it cause I personally find it gaudy.

It may have been just the decor of the WH house room he spoke from.

I know some of the rooms have that kind of decor from the past.


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I know there is a FReeper WH decor/history buff around here somewhere.
1 posted on 01/29/2009 7:24:04 AM PST by Global2010
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To: Global2010

It’s a taste of the new White House Bling Bling.

Coming soon, the Africa Room.


2 posted on 01/29/2009 7:26:31 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: Global2010
when I see lotsa Gold and Chandalier decor I really notice it cause I personally find it gaudy.

I hear ya, but Arabs loves that stuff.

3 posted on 01/29/2009 7:27:18 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Global2010
This one?


4 posted on 01/29/2009 7:28:39 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Global2010

be more curious about who is behind it!


5 posted on 01/29/2009 7:29:04 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Confidential to MSM: "Better Red than Read" is a failed business model.)
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To: Global2010

Did some searching in photo archives and can’t find any of President Bush using that color, he almost always had blue.


6 posted on 01/29/2009 7:30:14 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

That’s a new one for me too. It looks like he’s visiting the Saudis or some other country with no taste.

I wondered about how this man would take to our country’s colors. He tended to avoid them like the plague during his campaign. He loved that ugly UN baby blue for all his logos.

Can he live with the brash Red, White and Blue? I think he cannot.


7 posted on 01/29/2009 7:33:54 AM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Exactly - I have a mental image of George Soros back there pulling levers and twirling wheels!


8 posted on 01/29/2009 7:34:14 AM PST by jtal
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To: Global2010

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.


9 posted on 01/29/2009 7:35:18 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: Global2010

Its the naterial they plan to use for his wifes new dashiki. Given the girth of her backside they will need quite a lot of material too.


10 posted on 01/29/2009 7:35:58 AM PST by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: Global2010
“Wed Feb 28?”

I assume you meant Jan 28...and as far as the gold curtain goes...that's the dress that the little wife wore on inauguration day. LOL

11 posted on 01/29/2009 7:38:53 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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"..his wifes new dashiki."

Pay for the curtains now using taxpayer money,

use the fabric later for Michelle's future outfits after they are no longer President.

12 posted on 01/29/2009 7:40:01 AM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Hey, you are supposed to pay NO attention to the man behind the curtain!


13 posted on 01/29/2009 7:42:15 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Global2010

It’s not a curtain, it’s just Michelle’s inaugural dress hanging up behind him...


14 posted on 01/29/2009 7:44:33 AM PST by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: mnehrling

Very good!
Yes. Givin all the ribbing we have been doing on in the media about the Messiah Gold Crown ect ect one would think he would tone it down a bit.

It just IMO opens him up to more jokes from folks.

But then again as Michelle has said on so many occasions the ribbng does not bother them.

But seriously bright Gold?


15 posted on 01/29/2009 7:45:35 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Global2010

It could be the curtains in the Oval Office and just that they're closed, not opened. I don't think there's any sublimnal message here.

16 posted on 01/29/2009 7:46:14 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (So, this is what "impending doom" feels like.)
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To: mnehrling

Obama has aged about 20 years since coming into office.

He will never last the distance of 4 years.


17 posted on 01/29/2009 7:47:10 AM PST by i_dont_chat (Our black President is quite blackmailable.)
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To: Global2010
My taste is more in the earth tone decor so when I see lotsa Gold and Chandalier decor I really notice it cause I personally find it gaudy.

It may just be to provide better photographic contrast. Obama in front of earth tones could blend into the background quite easily.

18 posted on 01/29/2009 7:51:35 AM PST by fso301
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To: Corin Stormhands
Definitely on a stage like area with a podium and all.

Not thinking subliminal more like too bright/gaudy and ritzy fakish looking.

Like in the old old movies with Kings and every thing on the movie set in bright Gold.

I watched the tour of the White House with Laura and also the History of the White House decor.

Some of the rooms were IMO so beautiful then they would show a glitz in Gold ect decor and KV liked that style.

Had I not seen those to shows the decor would probably not be so obvious to me.

19 posted on 01/29/2009 7:54:56 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Global2010
Just getting you accustomed, so the rest of the stuff they're getting ready won't come as a shock...


20 posted on 01/29/2009 7:55:17 AM PST by EternalVigilance (God is watching and listening.)(The Personhood Imperative: www.BanAbortionNOW.com)
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To: Global2010

All new Presidents get to re-decorate the private, family quarters of the WH. The Obamas (ironically) hired designer Michael Smith (the same one who did the CITI executive office re-do). The public areas (like the Press room, Map room are maintained as all the rest of the WH is, by the Federal Govt (Park Service?) But as to any color choices, chandeliers, etc the Obamas would have no input.


21 posted on 01/29/2009 7:58:37 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Yoi and double Yoi!!! Pittsburgh is going to the Super Bowl!!!)
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To: mnehrling
Thanks for the pic. Not sure I like the gold. Makes 0bama look sickly.
22 posted on 01/29/2009 7:58:51 AM PST by sweet_diane (embracing Him)
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To: Global2010

It’s very imperial. And tacky. And what’s with that stuff behind dem senators? Black with Caesar type wreaths... My cop daughter says it looks like curtains in the projects.


23 posted on 01/29/2009 7:59:00 AM PST by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: mnehrling

Wow, either the photographer just happened to take a really bad shot or this guy(won’t call him president, sorry) is looking a bit rough. It’s been, what, a week?


24 posted on 01/29/2009 7:59:35 AM PST by ozaukeemom (It's Obama's fault (not just practicing))
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To: EternalVigilance

(screaming in decor gone bad mode) LOL

See now King Vanity loves that look (well kinda goes with his screen name)

But boy you hit the ugley gaudy nail on the head with that pic IMO.

Lets Pray the only throne he sits on is the one in the bathroom.


25 posted on 01/29/2009 8:02:45 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Corin Stormhands

“It could be the curtains in the Oval Office and just that they’re closed, not opened. I don’t think there’s any sublimnal message here.”

You must be a straight guy. No way those are the same fabric. The pattern in back of Bush is ivory with muted gold shield print. In back of Obama is bright gold on gold cherubs and other silly stuff.


26 posted on 01/29/2009 8:03:54 AM PST by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: Global2010

I remember seeing that as well (History Channel or maybe HGTV). What was cool was they would show a piece (guady to modern tastes) but then explain this came from the Palace of Versailles, a gift to the United States from the french gov’t, etc. I would guess most pieces of furniture there are historic because of who gave them to the US, when they given and why they were presented.


27 posted on 01/29/2009 8:04:57 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Yoi and double Yoi!!! Pittsburgh is going to the Super Bowl!!!)
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To: Global2010

I would rather have seen a brown curtain behind him. Then we would not have been able to see him.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 8:05:06 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: fso301

True or give him that olive green hue.


29 posted on 01/29/2009 8:05:10 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Global2010
They're working on that too.


30 posted on 01/29/2009 8:08:09 AM PST by EternalVigilance (God is watching and listening.)(The Personhood Imperative: www.BanAbortionNOW.com)
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To: mnehrling
Someone , quick! check the painting behind the curtain!
He's no Dorian Gray LOL.

He looks positively ill and as if he just sucked on lemons. His face is starting to droop.
when was this photo taken?

31 posted on 01/29/2009 8:09:05 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Global2010
These are the same curtains that were in that room when Bush was president.

What has changed is that an extra panel of curtains has been placed behind the podium where a painting once was.


32 posted on 01/29/2009 8:09:49 AM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Global2010
You ain's seen nothing yet.
Here's what my buddy's firm
(privately held, you cannot invest!)
has just shipped to the White House!


33 posted on 01/29/2009 8:11:12 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: EternalVigilance

YuK.

No more please I beg you.


34 posted on 01/29/2009 8:11:18 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

There was a big to do during the race about his having hair coloring done. One day, he would have a serious meeting and his hair would have gray in it. The next day, he would be speaking to an MTV audience and all the gray was colored out. We had a joke you can tell what image he wanted to portray based on his hair color- gray for serious and seasoned, no gray for youth and energy.


35 posted on 01/29/2009 8:12:44 AM PST by mnehring
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Thanks for the factual decor input.


36 posted on 01/29/2009 8:13:43 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: EternalVigilance


37 posted on 01/29/2009 8:14:37 AM PST by mnehring
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To: toomuchcoffee

Well, first, yes I am.

Second, it probably is a different set of drapes. I posted that picture because someone upthread said they thought Bush “always had blue.” But, the intensity and proximity of the lighthing could indeed make the gold appear yellow on TV.

Bottom line is, it’s not that big of a deal. If it makes him look bad, his image people will revise the look.


38 posted on 01/29/2009 8:15:12 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (So, this is what "impending doom" feels like.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

I said it and apparently I was wrong.. I was searching archives for press conference images and didn’t think of speech images from the oval office.


39 posted on 01/29/2009 8:16:15 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Global2010
Gold. It's the new black.


40 posted on 01/29/2009 8:17:31 AM PST by EternalVigilance (God is watching and listening.)(The Personhood Imperative: www.BanAbortionNOW.com)
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To: Between the Lines

Very good find.
And yup there are the chandeliers.

I think it was seeing the WH docs on decor that made it too obvious when the new guy was in front of them.


41 posted on 01/29/2009 8:19:13 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Global2010

42 posted on 01/29/2009 8:20:22 AM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: Global2010

It will be Michelle’s next dress. :)


43 posted on 01/29/2009 8:23:12 AM PST by SparkyBass
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It will be Michelle’s next dress.

Here ya go!


44 posted on 01/29/2009 8:27:19 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Dsngit, EV, there’s supposed to be a lion on the new massah’s throne. He be the new Lyin’ king, after all...


45 posted on 01/29/2009 8:50:56 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: TruthWillWin

Wasn’t that the scene where Dorothy said, “Why! You’re just a big FAKE!”?


46 posted on 01/29/2009 8:55:14 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
He be the new Lyin’ king, after all...

There's a joke in there somewhere.

"How do you know Obama's lying?"

47 posted on 01/29/2009 9:00:08 AM PST by EternalVigilance (God is watching and listening.)(The Personhood Imperative: www.BanAbortionNOW.com)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Something like that to the so called wizard behind the curtain.


48 posted on 01/29/2009 9:08:36 AM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: Revolting cat!

Do you have a link to his web site?


49 posted on 01/29/2009 9:31:14 AM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: ansel12

I did, but it slipped my mind, sorry.


50 posted on 01/29/2009 9:50:34 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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