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Obama's visit to mark 70 years of Australia-US diplomatic relations
The Australian ^ | February 2, 2010 | Brad Norington

Posted on 02/01/2010 6:15:33 PM PST by myknowledge

BARACK Obama will make his first official visit to Australia as president next month as part of a planned trip to Indonesia and the Pacific island of Guam.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed the trip today, saying the President's visit was an important part of his efforts to broaden and strengthen partnerships necessary to advance US security and prosperity.

Mr Gibbs said that while in Australia, Mr Obama would commemorate the 70th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the US and Australia.

The President also looked forward to holding discussions with Kevin Rudd on issues including the economic recovery, climate change, clean energy, nuclear non-proliferation and the war in Afghanistan, to which Australia has committed 1550 troops.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allies; australia; bho44; bhoforeignpolicy; bhovisit; diplomaticrelations; obama
Oh no, oh no, the Zero's coming to Oz (my home country).
1 posted on 02/01/2010 6:15:34 PM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

Will he need a translator to talk with those people who speak the Australian language?


2 posted on 02/01/2010 6:18:37 PM PST by glorgau
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To: myknowledge

If I were a gambler, I would bet he will say something inappropriate while in Australia that will alienate yet another friendly government. ;-)


3 posted on 02/01/2010 6:19:15 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: myknowledge

Oh crap, what will he do to piss-off yet another US ally...


4 posted on 02/01/2010 6:20:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: doc1019

I will be more interested in what he says when in his
home country, Indonesia.


5 posted on 02/01/2010 6:20:32 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: myknowledge

In Oz, is it 110 or 220? Just making sure if the teleprompter will work..


6 posted on 02/01/2010 6:21:51 PM PST by max americana
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To: glorgau

TOTUS will translate. ;-)


7 posted on 02/01/2010 6:22:07 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: doc1019

Let’s see, it’s been a long January. February is going to long, too. Ø’s been “working too hard. He needs yet another taxpayer funded vacation. Oz is a nice place to take the wife and kids, along with several big gas-guzzling planes and several hundred hanger-ons. Sheesh, why not stay here and at least try to do the job he was installed to do. What a TOTAL waste of oxygen.


8 posted on 02/01/2010 6:24:14 PM PST by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: Army Air Corps

Reparations for the aborigines?


9 posted on 02/01/2010 6:24:40 PM PST by Canedawg (Our government has become a travesty.)
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To: myknowledge

i wonder what kind of trouble he will create when he’s down there? bowing or scraping?


10 posted on 02/01/2010 6:25:42 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: myknowledge

Since they’ve long been an ally of the US, I hope they realize they’re about to be urinated on.


11 posted on 02/01/2010 6:26:45 PM PST by digger48
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To: myknowledge

While I am certainly no fan of Obama, I am glad he is visiting Australia.

The first US President to visit Australia in office was Lyndon Johnson. He did so twice (the second visit was a very brief one to attend the memorial service following the disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt). Following Johnson, there were no visits by Nixon, Ford, Carter, or Reagan. George H.W. Bush visited once in the aftermath of the first Gulf War, the first visit by a US President in over twenty years.

Frankly for a long time, US governments seemed to take the friendship and alliance with Australia for granted politically speaking. Clinton made two trips here, and G.W. Bush two as well, setting an apparent pattern of one official visit per term. I’ve been waiting to see what would happen with Obama.


12 posted on 02/01/2010 6:27:26 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: max americana

240, but most 220 devices will work.


13 posted on 02/01/2010 6:27:55 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: myknowledge

Can someone take him on a walkabout or something? You can have him!

Crock-o-shit Dunham


14 posted on 02/01/2010 6:29:16 PM PST by digger48
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To: myknowledge

Our most loyal friends (yes, more than the Brits); I salute you.


15 posted on 02/01/2010 6:31:37 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: NCC-1701

As I have said several times before, Soros and friends told O that they would get him elected and then his (O’s) job was done. Just party on and let us (Soros and friends) run the country (into ruin). ;-)


16 posted on 02/01/2010 6:31:39 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: myknowledge

I love Australia - interviewed for a flying job with the Flying Doctors (still waiting on results of the interview) ... anyway I sure hope he doesn’t embarrass America or the Aussies ... which somehow I’m sure he will ...


17 posted on 02/01/2010 6:31:49 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: tet68

Bttt


18 posted on 02/01/2010 6:31:59 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: naturalman1975

Wasn’t ex-President Clinton visiting Australia at the time of the 9/11 attacks? Presumably there to rake in the dollars from speaking fees.


19 posted on 02/01/2010 6:32:30 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: myknowledge

Another taxpayer funded boondoggle for this f__kin socialist-commie pig 0bozo!!! What a life this prick has! Disparages & demeans the U.S. his entire sorry ass life, than becomes pres____ent in a coup d’tat, and now lives high off the hog by the very Americans that he despises. I hope & pray every day that God will ruin this arrogant prideful SOB and take his mind from him, and cause him to eat grass like a wild beast in the field, as God did to Nebuchadnezzar about 2700 years ago.


20 posted on 02/01/2010 6:33:38 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: myknowledge

How long will it take the Kenyan entity to a) Apologise for the existence of the USA b) Insult someone c) Incorrectly refer to something/someone resulting in an uncomfortable embarrassment d) Contradict himself e) Praise the indigenous inhabitants and attempt to speak a phrase or two in Yuwaalaraay or Uw Olkola?

I wager 27 minutes.


21 posted on 02/01/2010 6:40:11 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba ("Cadillac" Insurance Plans are racist)
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To: naturalman1975
While I am certainly no fan of Obama, I am glad he is visiting Australia.

I don't want to give 0bozo the commie pig any credit or wish him well for anything. I want him to fail miserably at everything he attempts or even thinks about. I hope & pray his Australian trip will be a giant flop, just to confirm to the Aussies what a SOB piece of crap we now have for a pres____ent.

Another boondoggle paid for by the hard working American taxpayers, whom 0bozo the commie pig despises & resents. Some day 0bozo will reap the eternal judgement for his arrogance, deceit & pride.

22 posted on 02/01/2010 6:42:29 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup
I hope & pray every day that God will ruin this arrogant prideful SOB and take his mind from him, and cause him to eat grass like a wild beast in the field, as God did to Nebuchadnezzar about 2700 years ago.

He may, but Obama is serving God's judgment on America.

Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

This is the reason why.

23 posted on 02/01/2010 6:51:00 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba
I wager 27 minutes.

You are a cynical pessimist.

I wager 37 minutes.
24 posted on 02/01/2010 6:56:08 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: MrBambaLaMamba
I wager 27 minutes.

You are a cynical pessimist.

I wager 37 minutes.
25 posted on 02/01/2010 6:56:08 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: myknowledge

The only real question: will he bow?

What’re the odds?


26 posted on 02/01/2010 6:58:02 PM PST by Bhoy
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27 posted on 02/01/2010 7:03:13 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: myknowledge
I used to live in Canberra, and prior to arrival of the Queen, all the streets on the royal route would be re-paved.
28 posted on 02/01/2010 7:06:17 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: myknowledge

Wonder if he’ll bow?


29 posted on 02/01/2010 7:06:55 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Roscoe Karns

L o L !


30 posted on 02/01/2010 7:25:40 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: max americana
In Oz, is it 110 or 220? Just making sure if the teleprompter will work..

240V, but if they use a 220>110 stepdown, it'll work, but he'll just speak a little faster.

31 posted on 02/01/2010 7:32:34 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Don't panic, the lunatics are in charge and have everything in hand.)
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To: myknowledge
I understand your points. However we (conservatives & patriots) did not forget God, or take God out of the classroom or promote a homosexual/hedonistic/anti-God/secular-humanist agenda. That was done by the liberals & lefties & socialists who by hook & by crook & devious means have conspired to destroy America, now with 0bozo leading the charge. Unless God intervenes with a miracle & destruction of 0bozo, our country is lost.

I am a born again Christian, but I fail to see how God would be willing to save Sodom & Gomorrah if only 10 righteous souls were found, but is willing to allow the destruction of America in spite of desperate prayers & fastings & pleadings by hundreds of thousands, if not millions of concerned Christians. However I am thankful that a single election of Scott Brown 2 weeks ago, that seemed to be an impossibility even just a month ago, took place and appears (for now) to have thrown the demoRATs & their proposed healthcare debacle into a quandry. Maybe God will still remove 0bozo from the scene in some similar fashion.

32 posted on 02/01/2010 8:22:23 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: myknowledge

How many of the clan will tag along for a free trip. These people are low lifes. Indonesia huh? Back to his old homeland.


33 posted on 02/01/2010 8:32:56 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: rcrngroup

AMEN!


34 posted on 02/01/2010 8:33:37 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Actually, Prime Minister John Howard was visiting New York at the time of the attacks.

I have no idea where bj was on that day. Seems like Hillary made some story up about Chelsea running from the falling buildings.


35 posted on 02/01/2010 9:29:44 PM PST by tuckrdout ("Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson)
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