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Oval Office gets Makeover
The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 31, 2010 | Jennifer Harper

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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; ovaloffice; roosevelt
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1 posted on 08/31/2010 2:49:20 PM PDT by lakeprincess
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To: lakeprincess

Ugly room. It’s perfect for a guy with no history and no personality.


2 posted on 08/31/2010 2:51:05 PM PDT by livius
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To: lakeprincess
Michelle's makeover...

3 posted on 08/31/2010 2:51:51 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (The "Summer of Recovery" is soon to be followed by the "Fall of America")
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To: lakeprincess

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

and

WHAT’S MINE IS MINE AND WHAT’S YOURS IS NEGOTIABLE


4 posted on 08/31/2010 2:53:53 PM PDT by Argus
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To: lakeprincess

“...each according to their means...”


5 posted on 08/31/2010 2:56:34 PM PDT by Bi-ped Carbon Unit (0bama = north end of south-bound horse)
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To: Argus

You forgot:

“WE WILL BURY YOU!”


6 posted on 08/31/2010 2:56:53 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: lakeprincess

it looks Muslim.


7 posted on 08/31/2010 2:59:12 PM PDT by omega4179 (Thank you for a good run JD!)
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To: lakeprincess

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.


8 posted on 08/31/2010 2:59:12 PM PDT by Ingtar (If Washington and his peers had been RINOs, we would still be a British colony.)
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To: Lucky9teen

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.


9 posted on 08/31/2010 2:59:36 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: Lucky9teen

this is the “before” pic, right?!!! hope we didn’t pay for this, too.............


10 posted on 08/31/2010 3:00:30 PM PDT by avital2
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To: Argus
WHAT’S MINE IS MINE AND WHAT’S YOURS IS NEGOTIABLE

WHAT'S MINE IS MINE; WHAT'S YOURS IS WHY THERE'S EMINENT DOMAIN

11 posted on 08/31/2010 3:01:03 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Apres Moi, le Deluge!


12 posted on 08/31/2010 3:03:37 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: lakeprincess

Hammer & sickle symbols woven into rug, I love Mohammad carved into the desk


13 posted on 08/31/2010 3:03:48 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Lucky9teen

Nice, except I still see the eagle insignia in the carpet rather than the Official “O”.


14 posted on 08/31/2010 3:05:25 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: lakeprincess

Dreary, Holiday Inn Hotel Lobby comes to mind. Hideous lamps too. Boring, drab rug. Wallpaper is so ghetto.


15 posted on 08/31/2010 3:06:51 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("The Arabic call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." punk in chief)
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To: Lucky9teen
Terrible ... did zero hang the drapes?

Comparing Presidents


16 posted on 08/31/2010 3:07:27 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: lakeprincess

Any Jeremiah Wright quotes on the rug? Alinsky, Bill Ayers?


17 posted on 08/31/2010 3:07:58 PM PDT by drierice (Fact: Last year's 'stimulus' cost more than six years of the Iraq war.)
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To: lakeprincess

Ick.......


18 posted on 08/31/2010 3:08:56 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: lakeprincess
Crate & Barrel catalogue?
19 posted on 08/31/2010 3:09:14 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Lucky9teen

You’re joking of course....


20 posted on 08/31/2010 3:10:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Lucky9teen

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.


21 posted on 08/31/2010 3:10:11 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Lucky9teen

Is this a photoshopped picture?

I hope so.


22 posted on 08/31/2010 3:11:01 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: lakeprincess
.....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............

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.

23 posted on 08/31/2010 3:11:45 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Knowledge is common, but wisdom is rare.)
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To: lakeprincess

I hope they properly matched to color of the new furniture to the prayer rugs.


24 posted on 08/31/2010 3:12:33 PM PDT by Gritty (Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother - Obama to Congressman DeFazio (D-Oregon))
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To: Lucky9teen
Where is the velvet painting of Mohammad?
25 posted on 08/31/2010 3:13:22 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Gus the Scotty dog likes cheese!)
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To: LaineyDee

How can he possibly have this quote on his rug

““Government of the People, By the People, For the People” – President Abraham Lincoln


26 posted on 08/31/2010 3:14:22 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: lakeprincess

“Allahu Akbar” on the eastern edge perhaps?


27 posted on 08/31/2010 3:15:19 PM PDT by Gman (Anglican Priest)
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To: Lucky9teen
You can't be serious. This has to be a photoshop job.


28 posted on 08/31/2010 3:16:06 PM PDT by gogov
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To: lakeprincess

And at what cost to taxpayers, or at least those who used to have jobs and had been taxpayers?


29 posted on 08/31/2010 3:16:32 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: lakeprincess

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.


30 posted on 08/31/2010 3:17:18 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Qbert

Must be some Muslim colors in there.


31 posted on 08/31/2010 3:18:50 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: livius

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.”


32 posted on 08/31/2010 3:20:02 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that Obama will resign)
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To: Qbert

33 posted on 08/31/2010 3:21:30 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Qbert

bingo - plain, boring, utilitarian-esque.


34 posted on 08/31/2010 3:26:23 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: lakeprincess
Ugliest...decor...ever!

The flowered wallpaper is hideous!!! And the brown stripes look like some circus tent or Bedouin camel blanket!

YUCK!

35 posted on 08/31/2010 3:32:07 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: Lucky9teen

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.


36 posted on 08/31/2010 3:34:09 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin, Zone 4 to 5)
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To: Brookhaven
It looks like something used by hotels that rent
rooms by the hour.


What do you think the Democrats use it for? Remember
Monica?
37 posted on 08/31/2010 3:39:06 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Brookhaven

By the way, check the Washington Times to see the real picture.


38 posted on 08/31/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: lakeprincess

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.


39 posted on 08/31/2010 3:46:10 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: lakeprincess

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.


40 posted on 08/31/2010 3:47:39 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: lakeprincess; All
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41 posted on 08/31/2010 3:48:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lakeprincess

Ugh. Drab is right. The coffee table is hideous. Looks like linoleum flooring.


42 posted on 08/31/2010 3:52:03 PM PDT by visualops (Proud Air Force Mom)
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"There are five of them, "of meaning to the president," around the perimeter of the rug..."

Probably the 5 Pillars of Faith of Islam.

43 posted on 08/31/2010 3:57:36 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: lakeprincess

We’ll need to fumigate the whitehouse plus get psychiatric help for the staff.


44 posted on 08/31/2010 4:01:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: musicman

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!


45 posted on 08/31/2010 4:02:29 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: visualops

Yes, that coffee table is SO out of place. Totally clashes with the historic setting. Looks like a garage sale item.


46 posted on 08/31/2010 4:03:11 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: lakeprincess

It looks like “Rent a Room.”


47 posted on 08/31/2010 4:06:23 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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To: lakeprincess

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.


48 posted on 08/31/2010 4:06:51 PM PDT by Track9 (Liberals are cruel hateful people who think they pass as respectable citizens.)
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To: GOYAKLA
Muttley Laugh
49 posted on 08/31/2010 4:13:58 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Qbert
Doesn't look like Barry's desk gets much use. Seems he is either on vacation, in front of a teleprompter or at some ostentatious bill signing ceremony with a box of golden pens.
50 posted on 08/31/2010 4:14:38 PM PDT by purplelobster
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