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Obama gives bust of U.S. president to Klaus, receives book
ceskenoviny.cz ^ | April 5, 2009 | CTK

Posted on 04/05/2009 1:38:12 PM PDT by Red Steel

Prague - U.S. President Barack Obama, who attended the EU-U.S. summit in Prague today, gave a bust of a former U.S. president to his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus, and he received a book on Prague Castle, the presidential seat, from Klaus.

The Presidential Office did not specify which president the bust depicted.

The Czech and U.S. first ladies also brought presents to one another.

Livia Klausova gave traditional Czech glass to Michelle Obama, and she got "a beautiful little American vase" that she will display in the Lany chateau, the presidential summer residence, Klausova said.

Moreover, the Obamas received presents from Czech PM Mirek Topolanek who chaired the summit this afternoon.

A Czech-made Prim watch will now remind Obama of his public address in Prague, and Michelle Obama can decorate her outfits with a brooch with Czech garnets from Prague.

Obama and his wife Michelle arrived in Prague from the NATO summit in Strasbourg on Saturday evening, a couple hours later than expected. This is why they did not take a stroll in Prague streets and probably did not dine in a selected restaurant in the historical centre.

The highlight of Obama's stay was his speech outside Prague Castle this morning, in which he called for the world without nuclear weapons.

While Obama became the main star at the EU-U.S. summit, his wife visited historical sights at Prague Castle and in the Jewish Town today.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeu; bhovisit; czechrepublic; klaus; obama

1 posted on 04/05/2009 1:38:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

My money is on Stalin


2 posted on 04/05/2009 1:40:01 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Red Steel
The Presidential Office did not specify which president the bust depicted.

Lemme guess: Jimmuh Carter.

3 posted on 04/05/2009 1:40:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: Red Steel

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas in Europe! Santa has arrived!


4 posted on 04/05/2009 1:40:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (So Orwell was off by 25 years! So what!)
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To: Red Steel

Was it a beautiful little Jimmy Carter Chia head?


5 posted on 04/05/2009 1:40:39 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this..")
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To: Red Steel

They are so secretive.

I imagine it was a bust of Obama.


6 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:00 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Red Steel

Odd that the Czech President’s office wouldn’t report the name. Is it possible that they don’t know who it is?


7 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:01 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Red Steel

8 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:02 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Red Steel
gave a bust of a former U.S. president to his Czech counterpart

Whose bust did they grab on the way out? President Reagan's?

"a beautiful little American vase"

LMAO!!!! They put the word "Little" in there. Wonder if it came from the Dollar Store?

9 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:19 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (The Media censored ODUMBA'S DEEP BOW to the King of Saudi Arabia. WHY?????)
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To: Red Steel

Are we sure it was a former president? It would be just like Zero to give away a bust of himself.


10 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:28 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We are at an awkward stage: too late to fix things from within and too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Red Steel
The Presidential Office did not specify which president the bust depicted.

It was probably an Obama Chia plant. They are very rare now, so I'm sure that was appreciated.

11 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:35 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: Red Steel

The highlight of Obama’s stay was his speech outside Prague Castle this morning, in which he called for the world without nuclear weapons.
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The single reason he was set up to be president. This is his goal. He will not achieve it. There will be a revolution before he is allowed to make us become that vulnerable.


12 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:43 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Red Steel

No iPods loaded with MP3’s stolen over the internet?


13 posted on 04/05/2009 1:44:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Krodg

It was probably an Obama Chia plant.

That’s just what I was thinking.


14 posted on 04/05/2009 1:44:55 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

“his speech outside Prague Castle this morning, in which he called for the world without nuclear weapons”

So nobody every killed anyone in war before nuclear weapons?

(Meaning, that the weapons are a THING; maybe it’s the type of people who use them that have to be controlled?)


15 posted on 04/05/2009 1:45:46 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: mojitojoe

Exactly. The idiOt thinks he can just place all our nuclear arsenal under lock and key. This is where reality sets in when our military simply says “wake up from your liberal utopia”. Gates must have lots of patience explaining to the so-called community organizer how the real world actually works.


16 posted on 04/05/2009 1:47:06 PM PDT by max americana
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To: CondorFlight

“It would be just like Zero to give away a bust of himself.”

LBJ actually once gave Pope Paul VI a small bust of himself as a gift (but that was LBJ...)


17 posted on 04/05/2009 1:47:06 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Mmm....maybe it is a bust of President Pelosi.


18 posted on 04/05/2009 1:48:28 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (The Media censored ODUMBA'S DEEP BOW to the King of Saudi Arabia. WHY?????)
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To: Red Steel

19 posted on 04/05/2009 1:48:59 PM PDT by Guns
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

nah, the Goodwill store!


20 posted on 04/05/2009 1:50:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (It's time for the grown ups !)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They say it’s a bust, so it has to be Carter.


21 posted on 04/05/2009 1:51:22 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Red Steel

lol.....karma.


22 posted on 04/05/2009 1:51:44 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Red Steel
U.S. President Barack Obama, who attended the EU-U.S. summit in Prague today, gave a bust of a former U.S. president to his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus


23 posted on 04/05/2009 1:52:25 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck, with McCain as his Kowakian)
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To: Red Steel
Maybe it was an Obama/Lincoln bust and the Czec's got confused..


24 posted on 04/05/2009 1:53:03 PM PDT by Guns
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To: Red Steel

The bust of which president? Easy. It’ll be the one that’s missing from the White House!


25 posted on 04/05/2009 1:53:23 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Syncro
I imagine it was a bust of Obama.

The article stated former president........wait a minute.....that would work out nicely...wouldn't it?

26 posted on 04/05/2009 1:53:28 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I want to see Totus's birth certificate...or at least date of manufacture.)
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To: COBOL2Java

LOL


27 posted on 04/05/2009 1:53:29 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Red Steel
The book Obama recieved as a gift..

28 posted on 04/05/2009 1:56:38 PM PDT by Guns
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To: IM2MAD; Krodg
It was probably an Obama Chia plant.

That’s just what I was thinking.

So that's why that store pulled them from their shelves. They wanted to preserve the exclusivity of the gift. I wonder why they didn't mention which president it was? Perhaps no one on Team Obama knows?

29 posted on 04/05/2009 1:57:55 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Cat herder and empty nester)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
LOL, maybe Obama is being prophetic?

(I apparently over-read the “former” part. Or maybe wishful thinking...)

30 posted on 04/05/2009 2:01:16 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Red Steel

Surprised Il Douche didn’t give him a CD...


31 posted on 04/05/2009 2:06:06 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Red Steel

I assume that President Klaus ran right over to the U.S. embassy and returned the bust today. That is now protocol for the giving (and returning ) of busts as established by....the One.


32 posted on 04/05/2009 2:12:41 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Red Steel

My money is on the Bust of the Only BUST WE have had for a Fraud of a President, a paper mache Bust of His Royal Hihny Himself, TOTUS ZERO HUSSEIN!


33 posted on 04/05/2009 2:13:58 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Red Steel

34 posted on 04/05/2009 2:17:01 PM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: Red Steel

If he had kept the bust of Churchill, he could have just regifted that to Klaus!


35 posted on 04/05/2009 2:23:53 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: stainlessbanner

Former President FDR who helped carve up Eastern Europe at Yalta, too unspeakably evil to comment.


36 posted on 04/05/2009 2:24:35 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Red Steel

Does the WH trash realize that gifts over $100 can’t be kept? The bust of a former prez? Who? Lincoln or Roosevelt?


37 posted on 04/05/2009 2:27:53 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: stainlessbanner

My first reaction was, did he even know WHO the bust was of...?

My next thought was, I bet it was an Obama Chia head....

Sad we’ve descended to such worthless public discourse, huh?


38 posted on 04/05/2009 2:30:50 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: WestwardHo

I agree, the Czechs might not want to publicize that they got an FDR bust.


39 posted on 04/05/2009 2:31:38 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Syncro
"I imagine it was a bust of Obama."

Couldn't be.
Do you truly believe that obama would part with a teleprompter?

40 posted on 04/05/2009 2:31:53 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Red Steel

Either the press isn’t telling because they know how stupid it is and don’t want him to look any less like a douche, or that is the reason the administration is keeping quiet.


41 posted on 04/05/2009 3:00:56 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

LOL! They got it before the new testing law was passed.


42 posted on 04/05/2009 3:01:35 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (The Media censored ODUMBA'S DEEP BOW to the King of Saudi Arabia. WHY?????)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Jimmuh Carter”

I was rather thinking it might have been the Chia head of 0 that’s for sale such he’s such an egomaniac.


43 posted on 04/05/2009 3:03:25 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Syncro

I think you are right. Why would they go out of their way to not mention the name of the President?

I think it WAS Obama and the administration knows how ridiculous this will make him look. It takes 500 people to keep Obozo from looking stupid and they still can’t manage.


44 posted on 04/05/2009 3:06:56 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: max americana

Gates isn’t do any such thing. Gates is taking orders from the Obozo and slashing key technical weapons. Just announced this morning.

Billions to go for volunteer community work and billions slashed from the military budget and important techinical weapons. Including a naval air carrier.


45 posted on 04/05/2009 3:11:55 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Red Steel
I am betting this was it...


46 posted on 04/05/2009 3:25:00 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Red Steel
The Presidential Office did not specify which president the bust depicted.

Knowing the morons running the State Dept., they probably gave him a bust of Benjamin Franklin. Spray painted plastic, no doubt.

Obie should have saved the Churchill bust. He could have re-gifted it.

47 posted on 04/05/2009 3:34:03 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Yipes....I forgot about that!!

I am a big fan of Goodwill and Salvation Army stores!
( But not for gifts for dignitaries.ha.)


48 posted on 04/05/2009 4:19:07 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (It's time for the grown ups !)
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To: patriot preacher
Great FR handle.

Another thought is ol Barry giving away a US president bust to make room for one of Alinsky, Stalin, or Rev. Wright. He already gave the Churchill one away

49 posted on 04/05/2009 7:44:21 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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