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Barack and Michelle Obama decline dinner with the Sarkozys
The Times ^ | 6/5/2009 | Charles Bremner in Paris

Posted on 06/04/2009 10:00:19 PM PDT by bruinbirdman

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To: bruinbirdman

Sarko and Carla should be relieved they didn’t have to spend an evening with Barack and Michelle.


51 posted on 06/05/2009 12:53:05 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: bruinbirdman

Classless.


52 posted on 06/05/2009 12:55:39 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: steel_resolve

Well, the list will get longer.

As Abe said “You can fool all of the people, some of the time, some of the people, all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”


53 posted on 06/05/2009 1:05:06 AM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: Cincinna
Last time I checked, Normandy, and Omaha Beach are in France. Sarko is the President of France. To diss him in such a manner is a statement of the classless manner in which Obama runs his show.

It is also a major diplomatic faux pas by Obama. You don't bypass the head of state when you are in his country.

In Obama's speech in Cairo, he made a veiled slam against France when he said, "Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit - for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear."

Obama is a lightweight and an embarrassment.

54 posted on 06/05/2009 1:07:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: keepitreal

“advance the people’s business” has never been an Obama goal. More likely, plant moles in all offices of government to leak and wreck havoc, steal America’s wealth due to our economic crisis and move it out into some place out of reach of the taxpayer and stove up his empire.

I do not think anything is out of bounds for that group.


55 posted on 06/05/2009 1:12:08 AM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: garyhope

But, but, but, the media says she is gorgeous, such style, one of the most dashing president’s wives ever.

The media, goes on and on about his smoothness, the pride at having him represent America, defend her. You know, Bush was just a cowboy - this guy is a real clutz - just what those eastern elites worship.


56 posted on 06/05/2009 1:16:15 AM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: bruinbirdman

MO the manbeast wants to shop and shop and shop and she’s jealous of Carla.


57 posted on 06/05/2009 1:18:51 AM PDT by mojitojoe (The American Revolution: 70% of the people were loyal to the King, The other 30% founded a nation.)
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To: kabar

You are very correct here. France does prohibit what they call “ostentatious religious dress” in public places.

As an American who believes strongly in the 1st amendment, I have a problem with this. It would ban a Jewish man from wearing a yarmulker (sp?) to school or work in a governmnet job, a woman from wearing a large cross necklace, or an Islamic woman from wearing a headscarf.

I can understand prohibiting the covering of the face. The French see the headscarf as a political statement.

So, you are correct, Obama hates Sarko because he is a conservative, and hates the French for banning the headscarf in public establishmnents.


58 posted on 06/05/2009 1:20:04 AM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Abominable FLOTUS doesn’t want to be caught next to elegant Carla ever again.
__

BINGO


59 posted on 06/05/2009 1:20:30 AM PDT by mojitojoe (The American Revolution: 70% of the people were loyal to the King, The other 30% founded a nation.)
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To: ClancyJ
" More likely, plant moles in all offices of government to leak and wreck havoc"

That's the authority of the Political Commissars (czars).

Hussein appointed another Commissar for the Great Lakes political area, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota.

Greenie Cameron Davis was supposedly named for the position by EPA head Lisa Jackson. More like Rahm Emanuel. This is strictly for geographical political party enforcement.

yitbos

60 posted on 06/05/2009 1:27:01 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: Cincinna

The French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools bans wearing conspicuous religious symbols in French public (i.e. government-operated) primary and secondary schools. The law is an amendment to the French Code of Education that expands principles founded in existing French law, especially the constitutional requirement of laïcité: the separation of state and religious activities.

The bill passed France’s national legislature and was signed into law by President Jacques Chirac on March 15, 2004 (thus the technical name is law 2004-228 of March 15, 2004) and came into effect on September 2, 2004, at the beginning of the new school year. The full title of the law is Loi n° 2004-228 du 15 mars 2004 encadrant, en application du principe de laïcité, le port de signes ou de tenues manifestant une appartenance religieuse dans les écoles, collèges et lycées publics (literally “Law #2004-228 of March 15, 2004 concerning, as an application of the principle of the separation of church and state, the wearing of symbols or garb which show religious affiliation in public primary and secondary schools”).

The law does not mention any particular symbol, though it is considered by many to specifically target the wearing of headscarves (a khimar, considered by some to be required as part of hijab [”modesty”]) by Muslim schoolgirls. For this reason, it is occasionally referred to as the French headscarf ban in the foreign press.


61 posted on 06/05/2009 1:28:33 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Funny, Christians are not given that honor.


62 posted on 06/05/2009 1:29:27 AM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: Cincinna

Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2008

Europe’s top courts have ruled in favor of a French school that expelled two Muslim girls for refusing to remove their headscarves for physical education classes. The ruling fuels the debate over secularism in France.

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a complaint by two French Muslim girls that their school violated their freedom of religion and their right to an education. The girls were expelled after repeatedly refusing to remove their headscarves for physical education classes.

The teacher had said that wearing a headscarf was incompatible with physical education classes. The girls, Belgin Dogru and Esma-Nur Kervanci, are French nationals and were 11 and 12 respectively when they were expelled from the school in the north-western town of Flers in 1999.

For secularism’s sake

Based in Strasbourg, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, Dec. 4 that the school’s move to expel the girls was not out of line, emphasizing that the girls had been able to continue their education via correspondence classes.

“It was clear that the applicants’ religious convictions were fully taken into account in relation to the requirements of protecting the rights and freedoms of others and public order,” the court said in a press release.

The court also observed that the purpose of the restriction on the applicants’ right to manifest their religious convictions was to adhere to the requirements of secularism, a hot topic of debate in France.

Secularism is taken very seriously in the country’s state schools, and in 2004 a law was passed that bans pupils from wearing conspicuous signs of their religion at school.

France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority.


63 posted on 06/05/2009 1:30:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: mojitojoe; nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ronnie raygun; Minette; fieldmarshaldj; untenured; ...

*** FRENCH POLITICS AND CULTURE PING LIST *** FREEPMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN ***

THIS IS WHAT THEY WOULD BE UP AGAINST:



OBAMA v. SARKOZY


64 posted on 06/05/2009 1:30:50 AM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Cincinna
Would you take your wife to have dinner with this man?

yitbos

65 posted on 06/05/2009 1:52:57 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman

What’s next with this Kenyan poseur, return of the Statute of Liberty?


66 posted on 06/05/2009 1:57:45 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: MarkT
"What’s next with this Kenyan poseur"

He's going to Buchenwald, no doubt to pay respects to one of his uncles.

Let's see how he can dis Chancellor Merkel who told Hussein she was done bailing out anyone especially any GM divisions in Deutschland.

yitbos

67 posted on 06/05/2009 2:42:47 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: Cincinna

JFK introducing himself during his visit to Paris, “You may have heard of me, I’m the man with Jackie Kennedy.”


68 posted on 06/05/2009 2:42:51 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: bruinbirdman

The Obama’s didn’t want to be out-classed.


69 posted on 06/05/2009 3:32:43 AM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: Cincinna

How rude of the Obama’s to decline to visit the President of the host country of the ceremony.


70 posted on 06/05/2009 3:52:46 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Cincinna

OBAMAS are fake MSM hyped manufactured celebrities


71 posted on 06/05/2009 4:37:58 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: bruinbirdman

If you were Meeeeechelle, one of the 100 most beautiful women in the world, would you want to stand next to Carla Bruni?


72 posted on 06/05/2009 4:42:53 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Nateman

“This is why he got rid of the bust of Churchill and labels conservatives as terrorists...”

BINGO!!


73 posted on 06/05/2009 4:45:22 AM PDT by mo
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To: bruinbirdman

74 posted on 06/05/2009 4:46:39 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: bruinbirdman

A great big thank you to the 60 million idiot voters across America responsible for embarrassing your country on the world stage. (Those other 9 million votes? Fraud.)


75 posted on 06/05/2009 4:55:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Abominable FLOTUS doesn’t want to be caught next to elegant Carla ever again."

What really happened was that they couldn't find a feed bag for FLOTUS on such short notice.

76 posted on 06/05/2009 5:01:12 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Cincinna
Sort of like (on a much less grand scale) Miss Pittypat's Porch in Atlanta. Tourist trap. Locals never eat there.

Tell me, please -- if YOU were in Paris, and wanted a good dinner, where would YOU go? (I do enjoy good traditional French food, well cooked & presented. I have all of Julia Child's books - including Vol. 2 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking - and I do use them. Never did enjoy 'nouvelle' - in Miz Julia's words 'you just know somebody's fingers have been all over it'.)

77 posted on 06/05/2009 5:02:37 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: DCPatriot
I'm beyond embarrassed for our country.
How dare they represent the American people this way.

BTW, nice shoes, Carla!

sw

78 posted on 06/05/2009 5:03:40 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: bruinbirdman

These two Affirmative Clowns really represent the Peter Principle, Their actions and Performance prove they are the poster couple of nothing more than Churls.

Noun 1. churl - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement


79 posted on 06/05/2009 5:20:28 AM PDT by chatham
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To: FTJM

The Obamas eat more than anybody I’ve ever heard of. Two out of three reports have them going for or having brought to them, expensive meals.


80 posted on 06/05/2009 5:22:56 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: bruinbirdman

NCAA-No Class At All.


81 posted on 06/05/2009 5:27:50 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: bruinbirdman

It’s because BO wouldn’t be able to converse with an intelligent person.


82 posted on 06/05/2009 5:44:50 AM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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To: bruinbirdman
Michelle doesn't want to be compared to Carla again.

Sarkozy SHOULD have invited the Queen or maybe Obama told him not to....who knows, but it sure was CLASSLESS!

83 posted on 06/05/2009 5:51:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: keepitreal

Wasn’t Queen Elizabeth insulted as well..? Now he disses Pres Sarkozy...

The Pres should have better manners...


84 posted on 06/05/2009 7:12:39 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: bruinbirdman
an Alain Ducasse restaurant on the Eiffel Tower. The Obamas were reported on French celebrity websites to be planning a meal there.

What trash those Os are. That is one step up from McDonald's.

85 posted on 06/05/2009 8:01:03 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks Cincinna. Seems like a break for the Sarkozys.


86 posted on 06/05/2009 8:45:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: bruinbirdman
President Obama’s reluctance to spend more than minimum time with the French leader on his visit for the D-Day anniversary has come as an embarrassment to the Elysée Palace.

No, the embarrassment is the Obamas'. And ours, that our President's such a rude jerk.

87 posted on 06/05/2009 8:57:52 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: bruinbirdman
Obama kisses the muslims a$$ and blowsoff Sarkozy...

I am not shocked but he is becoming more frightening every moment.

88 posted on 06/05/2009 8:59:07 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Revolting cat!

89 posted on 06/05/2009 9:06:40 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: kabar
It is also a major diplomatic faux pas by Obama. You don't bypass the head of state when you are in his country.

That's the way it has always been done. But Obama wants to change the rules to emphasize his supremacy...the old ways don't apply to him.

90 posted on 06/05/2009 9:11:51 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: bruinbirdman

So I’m guessing he ate dinner with the King of Saudi?


91 posted on 06/05/2009 9:11:59 AM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: FTJM

I don’t think Muslims eat pork (officially)


92 posted on 06/05/2009 9:14:17 AM PDT by wiseprince
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To: STARWISE; Bahbah

The Obama’s don’t like snails....They aren’t interested in how fast “S” Car-Goes, only if it’s to be procured for nothing!


93 posted on 06/05/2009 9:14:24 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: bruinbirdman

The French did not murder their quota of Jews?


94 posted on 06/05/2009 9:20:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: bruinbirdman
Just why is Michelle along on this trip anyway? I didn't realize she was.

This is not the first time BO has made a huge mistake with Sarkozy. Remember when he sent him a letter and used the former French President's name?

Obama bows to the Muslim King and disses the French President. Actions sure speak louder than words, don't they!

95 posted on 06/05/2009 9:23:59 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Vendome

“Here we have the elegant Carla who has crossed her legs like a lady while Michelle has crossed hers, which look like ham hocks.”

Almost choked with laughter on this one! Was it right after this that the “toned arms” got so much press? Ooooh, I’m so jealous.


96 posted on 06/05/2009 9:46:27 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: CitizenM

Isn’t Michelle bringing their daughters over? Maybe we’re being spared an Amy Carter moment—and the prospect of Malia lecturing the Sarkozys on trans-Atlantic relations.


97 posted on 06/05/2009 9:50:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: luvEastTenn
toned arms?  My foot!
 
How about these ass huggin' pants?  They cannot put lipstick on....
 

98 posted on 06/05/2009 10:03:36 AM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

Michelle..she’s a MAN BAYBEE


99 posted on 06/05/2009 10:05:58 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: bruinbirdman

Probably afraid that Obama couldn’t keep his eyes or his hands off Carla...


100 posted on 06/05/2009 10:07:55 AM PDT by The Flying Dutchman (Ask me about my Vow of Silence...)
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