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No shoes thrown at Obama (Salon barf alert)
Salon ^ | June 4, 2009 | By Mike Madden

Posted on 06/04/2009 10:18:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

President Obama was more than halfway through his speech at Cairo University Thursday morning when, suddenly, he was interrupted by a shout from the audience. Security in the Egyptian capital was tight, and security around the hall where he spoke was even tighter, but it seemed -- for a moment -- like somehow something had gone wrong.

Until, that is, Obama acknowledged the interruption with a smile and a "thank you." What the person in the audience had yelled, it turned out, was a hearty, "Barack Obama, we love you!" -- in English. The adoration, the campus setting: it was like Obama was back on the campaign trail before an adoring college crowd in Iowa or New Hampshire, circa October 2007. The difference between this president's welcome from the Muslim world and the last president's farewell to it couldn't have played out much more to the White House's liking if aides had planned it.

That brief interruption was about the only thing about the speech that advisors didn't script carefully ahead of time. The administration encouraged people around the world to sign up for text messages of the address, available in English, Arabic, Urdu or Persian. U.S. cellphones couldn't subscribe, due to a legal prohibition against spending State Department public diplomacy funds on projects that reach a domestic audience, but the White House sent English tidbits out on Twitter and Facebook (where more than 2,000 people gave a virtual thumbs-up to the speech's closing lines), and posted a slick video on its official Web site about American Muslims serving in government...

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bds; dnctalkingpoints; idiotorial; kneepadbrigade; obamaapologytour; pravdamedia; salon

1 posted on 06/04/2009 10:18:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Salon Stock Deathwatch

http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=SLNM.OB#chart1:symbol=slnm.ob;range=5y;indicator=volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=on;source=undefined

Look at the 5year stock plummet, from a high of around $10 to a present value of $0.16


2 posted on 06/04/2009 10:22:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The person as he yelled was having a simultaneous and intense sexual experience. The mere thought of “The Divine One” does that to those whom he has saved.


3 posted on 06/04/2009 10:23:50 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: a fool in paradise
Worthless penny stock...


4 posted on 06/04/2009 10:25:24 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: a fool in paradise
hussein basically espoused the al qaeda doctrine and since he is a muslim and he blamed America for all ME evil... why in the hell would they throw shoes at him?????????

LLS

5 posted on 06/04/2009 10:25:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

No shoes were thrown because I WASN’T THERE.

Would have made sure I stepped in dog crap first too....


6 posted on 06/04/2009 10:25:53 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
The friend of my enemy is not my friend.


7 posted on 06/04/2009 10:26:33 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: a fool in paradise

No, but Turbo Tax Timmy got laughed at by the Chinese, which is their equivalent of throwing a shoe.


8 posted on 06/04/2009 10:26:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (USM is Gator Bait! (Congrats to U-Dub!))
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To: a fool in paradise

Another person passing gas.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 10:26:49 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Drango

Oh it has value. Salon serves as a propaganda rag for the DNC. Someone gives it a flush of cash every election cycle to keep it going. If you are a wise investor, you would buy this penny stock while it is low and then sell it as the beneficator is making the saving donation.

You can see the spikes in the value.


10 posted on 06/04/2009 10:27:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Come to Baghdad, Bambi. I’ve got some shoes for ya.


11 posted on 06/04/2009 10:29:16 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: a fool in paradise

One nutty journalist throws a shoe, and that represents all Muslims’ attitudes towards Bush? Please, Madden, your readers aren’t that stupid.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 10:30:01 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who cares if some ingrate threw a shoe at Bush. President Bush’s legacy will be millions of free Iraqis. Obama’s will be a weakened America.


13 posted on 06/04/2009 10:31:23 AM PDT by jersey117
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14 posted on 06/04/2009 10:31:25 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: Tzimisce
Obama doesn't have the skillz of our former President.

DON KING WEIGHS IN ON BUSH'S SHOE ATTACK: "Bush has unbelievable reflexes ... he can stick and move like a boxer!"

15 posted on 06/04/2009 10:33:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: a fool in paradise
george bush liberated 50 million mulims from tyranny. barack obama gave a speech.

anyone that doesn't understand the difference doesn't deserve their freedom. and that's okay, because president obama is probably going to give it back, anyway.

16 posted on 06/04/2009 10:35:28 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: lilylangtree

....Just another fart in the wind.


17 posted on 06/04/2009 10:36:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: a fool in paradise
What the person in the audience had yelled, it turned out, was a hearty, "Barack Obama, we love you!" -- in English.

Obama: "Yes Chris Matthews, I know, thank you.

18 posted on 06/04/2009 10:42:14 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: a fool in paradise
No shoes, but I wonder what this was all about?

Video: Barack Gets Rebuffed on Saudi Welcome Line
19 posted on 06/04/2009 10:43:24 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: a fool in paradise
The guilt-ridden product of broken homes and backwards education, aka Liberals, are so excited by being accepted into the world of Islam that they just can't help themselves.
20 posted on 06/04/2009 10:44:12 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: TC Rider
Barack took Brian Williams out for a burger date. I wonder if they shared an ice cream soda.

Easily Amazed? Brian Williams Finds It 'Unbelievable' to Watch Obama Eat M&Ms Inside the White House (News Busters June 2, 2009 By Tim Graham)

NBC anchor Brian Williams has never been shy about how amazed he is by Barack Obama. But it is really "unbelievable" to be in the White House hallway while Obama walks by munching on M&Ms? In a brief Monday Washington Post article by Howard Kurtz promoting NBC’s latest Inside the White House special with the candy-munching president, Williams couldn’t keep the gush in check:

"There's stuff we've never seen of how the White House operates," he says. "We were pretty stunned at how much we were able to record and how natural events seemed to be."

He recalls "walking through the West Wing and Secretary Clinton drops by to see the president. To be in the hallway when the president walks by with a handful of M&Ms, popping them in his mouth as he goes to visit his chief of staff -- it was unbelievable. I don't think the expression 'took up residence' is hyperbolic." He also spent time with Michelle Obama and went out for burgers with the president.


21 posted on 06/04/2009 11:00:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Wait till he goes to Israel.


22 posted on 06/04/2009 11:03:59 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Why wouldn’t one of America’s enemies love this President?


23 posted on 06/04/2009 11:08:42 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ( It is hot in Suez. The dice are on the table.)
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To: a fool in paradise

That yell came from Brian Williams.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 1:49:41 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (E.J. Dionne: "Make the World Safe for Tax Increases")
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To: Tzimisce

No shoes were thrown because they weren’t allowed and the people were too far away.


25 posted on 06/04/2009 2:47:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The 5 Stages of Collapse: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/47157)
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To: Allegra

Combat boots with a 6 inch heel you go girl oh and good morning sweetie


26 posted on 06/04/2009 5:25:25 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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