Skip to comments.Oval Office gets Makeover
Posted on 08/31/2010 2:49:13 PM PDT by lakeprincess
If President Obama's visitors ever grow bored, they can always read the mottoes woven into the border of the Oval Office's new rug.
There are five of them, "of meaning to the president," around the perimeter of the rug, according to a White House spokesman, and they definitely are not from Disney. No "whistle while you work," in other words.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Ugly room. It’s perfect for a guy with no history and no personality.
The sayings woven into the rug are:
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
ALL ANIMALS ARE CREATED EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
WHAT’S MINE IS MINE AND WHAT’S YOURS IS NEGOTIABLE
“...each according to their means...”
“WE WILL BURY YOU!”
it looks Muslim.
1. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
2. “Arbeit macht frei”
3. “Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.”
4. “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.”
5. “Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive”
My guesses on the quotations.
Who the heck choose the wallpaper. That’s the real crime here. It looks like something used by hotels that rent rooms by the hour.
this is the “before” pic, right?!!! hope we didn’t pay for this, too.............
WHAT'S MINE IS MINE; WHAT'S YOURS IS WHY THERE'S EMINENT DOMAIN
Apres Moi, le Deluge!
Hammer & sickle symbols woven into rug, I love Mohammad carved into the desk
Nice, except I still see the eagle insignia in the carpet rather than the Official “O”.
Dreary, Holiday Inn Hotel Lobby comes to mind. Hideous lamps too. Boring, drab rug. Wallpaper is so ghetto.
Any Jeremiah Wright quotes on the rug? Alinsky, Bill Ayers?
You’re joking of course....
This is a joke, right? The wallpaper looks like it was chosen by the same person that picks her clothes.
Someone made this picture up. I didn’t think “tacky” was allowed in the White House.
Is this a photoshopped picture?
I hope so.
The Five Pillars of Islam is the term given to the five duties incumbent on every Muslim. These duties are Shahada (profession of faith), Salah (prayers), Sawm (fasting) during the month of Ramadhan, Zakat (giving of alms, specifically during Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca, home of the Masjid al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque), the most famous Islamic mosque). These five practices are essential to Muslims.
I hope they properly matched to color of the new furniture to the prayer rugs.
How can he possibly have this quote on his rug
“Government of the People, By the People, For the People President Abraham Lincoln
“Allahu Akbar” on the eastern edge perhaps?
And at what cost to taxpayers, or at least those who used to have jobs and had been taxpayers?
Here’s one of the quotes on the rug:
The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upton the welfare of all of us (President Theodore Roosevelt).
Seems like Putin will feel at home when he visits.
Must be some Muslim colors in there.
Oh I agree.
It is positively boring, and looks like stuff bought at a thrift store, not even nice antiques or classy modern.
It looks like what used to be called a “Rumpus Room.”
bingo - plain, boring, utilitarian-esque.
The flowered wallpaper is hideous!!! And the brown stripes look like some circus tent or Bedouin camel blanket!
Surely you jest. Surely this is photoshopped. Surely NOBODY would put up paper that gaudy in a “period” and historic room. Even if the client wanted that wallpaper, surely the decorator would have steered her elsewhere.
By the way, check the Washington Times to see the real picture.
Too bland. The light beige part of the rug will show wear quickly. I liked George W’s .......it was brighter and classier. Actually, the only thing I liked about Clinton’s administration was the oval office rug and decor. It was bold with the blue and red...I thought it looked dramatic and great.
Barry’s looks to have an African touch, and it looks more like a den than a formal room. Not sure if Michelle had a hand in this, because it would be so much worse than it is. It would have mismatched patterns, colors, and themes, and it would deliberately assault the senses if Michelle had designed it. The woman has no taste whatsoever. That being said, the room isn’t as bad as it could have been.
So what’s wrong with tigers and wolves painted on black velvet?
New carpet? I didn’t know that rubber backed stuff on a big roll was so popular but it sure does scream quality and the lumberyard will cut to any length you want.
Ugh. Drab is right. The coffee table is hideous. Looks like linoleum flooring.
Probably the 5 Pillars of Faith of Islam.
We’ll need to fumigate the whitehouse plus get psychiatric help for the staff.
I just got home from an eye exam and still seeing blurred.
Is the title Oral Orifice or Oval Orifice or Oral Office or Oval Office?
I guess it depends on who is setting at the desk.
We all know what it was with BJC there!
Yes, that coffee table is SO out of place. Totally clashes with the historic setting. Looks like a garage sale item.
It looks like “Rent a Room.”
I thought during a time of war the eagle faces the arrows. Besides taking all the Red White and Blue out of the seal Obozo’s got the eagle facing the olive branch. More calculated Orwellian logic.
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