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Look what's on the Queen's new iPod
The London Guardian ^ | April 3, 2009 | Jon Henley

Posted on 04/03/2009 7:47:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

OK, you're the young, mould-breaking, rockstar president of the US of A. You're on a visit to Britain that features (among other stuff) tea at Buck House, your first ever encounter with Her Maj. You've already been chastised, and not in a kind way, by the British press for presenting their prime minister with a gift of 25 Great American Movies on DVDs that may or may not have been compatible with British machinery.

So now what do you give their octogenarian monarch who, you can safely assume, already has everything she could ever want? An iPod, of course. Engraved, certainly. Personalised, too. But still an iPod. Cue outrage in America ("Confirms Obama hasn't figured out presidential gift-giving" - NBC; "Well, it's better than a bunch of DVDs that don't work" - Christian Science Monitor) and Britain ("She already has one" - the Daily Telegraph; "My Husband and iPod" - The Sun).

Difficult as this is to believe, the Queen already owned an iPod, a 6GB silver model acquired as long ago as 2005 at the suggestion of the ever-hip Prince Andrew. But Obama's gift was a video iPod, loaded with photos and video from the Queen's 2007 state visit to the States as well as archive footage from her 1957 trip; plus pics and audio from President Obama's inauguration, and audio of his speech (as plain Senator Obama) at the 2004 Democratic national convention.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 0; barackobama; bho2009; bho44; bhouk; bhovisit; cluelessindc; emptysuit; g20; ipod; ipodgate; obama; onetermer; queenelizabeth; zero
Can we get Bill Clinton back? Jimmy Carter? Millard Filmore?
1 posted on 04/03/2009 7:47:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is an embarrassment and the MSM called George Bush an idiot. Bush never gave such cheesy gifts nor needed two teleprompters to answer a single question.
2 posted on 04/03/2009 7:51:14 PM PDT by The Great RJ (chain.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jimmuh is available and eligible, I believe.

The other two are excluded for various reasons.

Although another Clinton is available soon. Chelsea’s eligible in 2016.


3 posted on 04/03/2009 7:51:39 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“mould-breaking”

BS. Meet the new leftist, same as the old leftist. He’s using the same old, tried and proven false ideas of wealth redistribution and confiscation.


4 posted on 04/03/2009 7:51:50 PM PDT by kenth (Obama - One Big Ass Mistake, America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good thing in this case that Her Majestee is a Broadway fan. Some Democrat actually had half a clue.

Would Al Gore have given her the Internet?


5 posted on 04/03/2009 7:53:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know the rules. No exchanges except under duress. Ask George III.


6 posted on 04/03/2009 7:54:06 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 04/03/2009 7:54:22 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Britain has taken notice I see.


8 posted on 04/03/2009 7:54:36 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Chelsea, ugh. I’d rather have Jenna Bush.


9 posted on 04/03/2009 7:54:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first time I heard of the unmajestic gift to The Queen of England, I thought it must be an April Fools prank news story. But no such luck, that putz gave The Queen an i-pod. Un-freaking-believable. Just proves, you can’t buy class. The Queen has it, Zero does not. And what’s up with Michelle My Belle puttin’ her mitts on The Queen? Geez. No class. Ya don’t touch The Queen unless she extends her hand for you to shake it politely. sigh. These 2 are the worst. Can anyone name a worse fake pres and first lady? Even Bill and Hill could pull off meeting heads of state without embarassing the country.


10 posted on 04/03/2009 7:59:32 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This poseur is a total idiot!

We must have Presidential Gift packagers for all the overseas cabinet members (Hillary and her Nuc button), folks that must be costing us millions per year; just to sort out the gifts from the US.

And here is this Community Organizer idiot giving out the same type of gifts that he spread around Chicago, after walking up four floors to press the flesh!

All I can think of is that Bozo and Hitlery cleaned out the White House of all the small good stuff in 2000.

And Michele, arms around the untouchable queen?- wat’s up wid’ dat’?

Asshole is beginning to get a whole new meaning!


11 posted on 04/03/2009 7:59:55 PM PDT by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should have brought the chocolate bubka.


12 posted on 04/03/2009 8:00:03 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Eligible in 2016, though just barely, I think.

Although since a presidential candidate doesn’t seem to be required to provide documentation of date and location of birth, the constitutional requirements seem to be pretty much a moot point.


13 posted on 04/03/2009 8:04:27 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After reading this mouth gagging,vomitous article about Obuttinmyface’s I finally found a gem .
Her Maj’s gift of silver frame is given to VISITORS


14 posted on 04/03/2009 8:06:51 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting--- for the COLB)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Brits had any self-respect, they should have flagged obuma and his gang of thugs on Air Force 1 to an LZ filled with cows and pissed off Picts.


15 posted on 04/03/2009 8:07:43 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder if it is solid sterling silver.

Of all the social parasites which have ever infected any society, the Windors a.k.a. Saxe-Coeburg Gothas a.k.a. House of Hanover are among the worst.


16 posted on 04/03/2009 8:09:55 PM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: aShepard

Aww wasn’t that sweet. Michelle hugging Her Majestee like it was her grandmaw. The Brits said it was one of those unspoken rules, that it wasn’t actually in any written code of conduct. The old Queen showed she could think on her feet by hugging Michelle back. Now if Michelle tries that with the Pope....


18 posted on 04/03/2009 8:13:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"plus pics and audio from President Obama's inauguration, and audio of his speech (as plain Senator Obama) at the 2004 Democratic national convention."

Obama’s Little Blue Book and the Egg of Power
By Michelle Malkin, January 26, 2009

Tons of people have e-mailed about the Little Blue Book of Obama sayings that a firm called the History Company is hawking on its website. Yes, they really are selling them in 10-packs for $49.50 — and yes, the resemblance to Mao’s Little Red Book is striking. Weirdly, “Pocket Obama” has a plain blank cover and smacks of a gag — especially the last line:

"Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama’s speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this historic collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/26/obamas-little-blue-book-and-the-egg-of-power/
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"From May 1966, student members of the Communist Party were encouraged to carry copies of Mao's Little Red Book of quotations. Acting under Mao's leadership, these "Red Guards" used his quotations in their mission to weed out intellectuals. With themes such as Correcting Mistaken Ideas and All Reactionaries are Paper Tigers, the quotations became the standard by which all revolutionary efforts were judged."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/special_report/1999/09/99/china_50/little.htm

19 posted on 04/03/2009 8:16:54 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: The Great RJ
Bush never gave such cheesy gifts nor needed two teleprompters to answer a single question.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, President Bush did quite well at speaking the vast majority of the time. Quite a few times he was actually inspirational...and sometimes even masterful.

20 posted on 04/03/2009 8:31:44 PM PDT by what's up
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To: ETL
His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King...

I, 'er, umm, uh, feel, umm, 'er, uhhh...

21 posted on 04/03/2009 8:38:28 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL Millard Filmore. Cackle cackle cackle.

Actually, I’ve found myself missing BJ Clinton. Really. He was so much better than this loser-in-chief that I almost wish Hillary had run and won. I don’t think she and Bill would have sold us so handily down every river in the world.

My friend, once an actress, says Hillary is always acting now, and she’s not good at it. Better she should have stayed in the senate. But now? No future in government for her unless BoyBarak gets sick and dies.

You don’t suppose the Clintons still have that network of nefarious friends, do you?


22 posted on 04/03/2009 8:46:32 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look what's on Obama's iPod...


Rapper 'Ludacris'

Lyrics to Ludacris' Obama rap song, "Obama Is Here":

"Hey... I'm back on it

like I just signed my record deal, yeah the best is here

The Bentley Coupe paint is drippin wet, it got sex appeal

Never shoulda hated, you never shoulda doubted him

With a slot in the President's iPod, Obama shouted him

Said I handled my biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers

Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer

Better yet put me in office, make me a Vice President

Hillary hated on you so that bitch is irrelevant

Now Jesse talkin slick and apologizin for WHAT~?!

If you said it then you MEANT it how you want it, head or gut

And all you other politicians tryin to hate on my man

Watch us win majority vote in every STATE on my man

You cain't stop what's 'bout to happen, we 'bout to make history

The first black President it's destined and it's meant to be

The threats ain't fazin us, the nooses or the jokes

Get off your ass black people it's time to get out and vote

Paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified

McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed

Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped

Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps

Cause what you talkin I hear nothin even relevant

And you the worst of all 43 Presidents

Get out and vote, or the end'll be near

And the world is ready for change cause Obama is here

YEAHHH! Cause Obama is here

The world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Yeahhhh, cause Obama is here

Say world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Hey!

http://lyrics.rapbasement.com/Ludacris_Politics%20(Obama%20Is%20Here)_lyrics_2129.html

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Photobucket

23 posted on 04/03/2009 8:53:31 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Inyo-Mono
His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King...

By who??

24 posted on 04/03/2009 8:53:33 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Agree with sentiment. . .Never imagined we could see the time, that Bill Clinton; even 'treasonous', lying Bill Clinton with his equally dishonest, FBI tampering wife; would seem a better alternative than what we now must suffer.

A 'gift' of himself to the Queen; truly Obama redefines 'arrogance'; and raises 'narcissism' to heights never before measured in 'one' man.

25 posted on 04/03/2009 8:55:12 PM PDT by cricket (NOOOOOOO to Serfdom. . .)
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To: ETL

I looked up the book on Amazon. Some of the reviews are hilarious. This fellow gave the book 5 stars but look at his reason!

“”I used to be troubled by sleepless nights. But reading in bed this collection of the wisdom of President Obama — e.g., “The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events or history, or whether we act to shape them” — has enabled me to awake each morning refreshed and ready to serve Chairman Obama.”

See http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Obama-Editors-History-Company/dp/0978736842


26 posted on 04/03/2009 9:03:36 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: ETL

Pres__ent 0 won’t have as much flair for oratory his entire existence as MLK had in his little finger. MLK’s speeches, particularly “I Have a Dream”, are moving, even when I see them today. Nothing 0 has ever said has ever moved me in the least. To the contrary, most of the content of what he says makes me want to run for the nearest john and have a good barf. In fact, just the sight of the joker borders on making me physically ill. To compare his oratory to that of either MLK or JFK is a profound, offensive insult to the memory of both.


27 posted on 04/03/2009 9:24:08 PM PDT by Emile ("If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" -- Unknown)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

What’s funny is that if you read the reviews, at least 80% of the 5-star reviews are tongue in cheek mock reviews. So the 2-star average for the book should really be closer to one star.


28 posted on 04/03/2009 9:26:42 PM PDT by giotto
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To: NewHampshireDuo
No, I hadn't gone to the Amazon site and read any of the reviews until you mentioned it.

I like this one...

By Captain Crunch (Oregon USA) - See all my reviews:

"Oh happy happy joy joy! Now we can be automatons just like our brave revolutionary brothers and sisters of communist China. Those brave soldiers carry their little red books of Mao quotes everywhere they go. Now we can show the Obama Brigades that we are loyalists, too! If you are a true believer in the New World Order and the new communist revolution, you won't want to be caught dead without this little Blue Book of Obama. ..."

http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Obama-Editors-History-Company/dp/0978736842

29 posted on 04/03/2009 9:33:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

yes, the little blue book has quotes of BHO.

“Uh um like um duhhh ummm....”


30 posted on 04/03/2009 9:45:57 PM PDT by DeLaine (To sin by silence when we should protest, makes cowards of men -Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look what's on the Queen's new iPod...

Hope it's not photos of obama's momma!

31 posted on 04/03/2009 9:46:20 PM PDT by mcmuffin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bring back Pat Paulsen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04BhAxBNWIo&feature=related


32 posted on 04/03/2009 9:47:31 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail..... Obama=Failure in Chief with the Audacity of Dope.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

biz markie?


33 posted on 04/03/2009 9:55:51 PM PDT by Perdogg (Go Tarheels)
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To: Perdogg

We goin’ to see which queen, Mongo? Elizabeth??? I thought you said it was Latifa. What are we gonna do with this Wal Mart Ipod?


34 posted on 04/03/2009 10:24:05 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow... It’s even worse than I first thought. Besides the fact that I think an iPod is more suitable for a child’s birthday gift than a gift for a QUEEN, the contents are even worse!!! The 1957 archival footage and stuff, that’s kind of neat, but he included HIS SPEECHES? What incredible narcissism!

Like the Queen of England wants to hear this fascist’s speeches? I think she’s heard enough of THOSE types of speeches in her lifetime... Then again maybe it’s a good thing. At least the Queen now knows EXACTLY what she’s dealing with here, and she’s definitely seen it all before...

I can’t help but keep wishing that Her Majesty has had MI6 pull all their files on this guy, and has his Certificate of British Citizenship somewhere, and is holding on to it for the “right time” or SOMETHING! :)


35 posted on 04/04/2009 12:03:07 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

And Obama probably doesn’t even realize that she slapped him in the face! You know I really love the British Royalty for their ability to “diss” people with grace and style! LOL

You go, Your Majesty! :)


36 posted on 04/04/2009 12:08:21 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Millard Fillmore is busy


37 posted on 04/04/2009 12:09:20 AM PDT by woofie
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To: LibertyRocks

Cabbage rocks!


38 posted on 04/04/2009 12:14:02 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting--- for the COLB)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I had to go do a google to understand what you were saying! LOL I had no idea that was her petname from Prince Phillip!

You’re right though! Cabbage ROCKS! :)


39 posted on 04/04/2009 12:46:16 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Emile

I agree with you, completely.


40 posted on 04/04/2009 12:47:05 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: aShepard
You do know that the Obamanites are blaming W, because the Obamanites claim they were not given a proper protocol of dos and do nots when meeting royalty? I kid you not.
41 posted on 04/04/2009 3:20:13 AM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, but some tough love is called for here. The Brits swooned over zero. They got what they asked for.


42 posted on 04/04/2009 3:50:38 AM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Obama should start a “wrapped grab bag” idea. Then he can smile and say “well, you picked it”.


43 posted on 04/04/2009 4:05:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
O bows to Saudi royalty, but not to Brit royalty.

Socialist wanted him, they got him. He's not my president.

44 posted on 04/04/2009 4:12:59 AM PDT by chemicalman (Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem. (R.R.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will the Obama music downloads pass the litmus test of copyright infringement?
45 posted on 04/04/2009 11:53:17 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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