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Trio criticized over Mandela selfie (Obama, Cameron and Danish PM at memorial service)
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 10 December 2013

Posted on 12/10/2013 12:25:31 PM PST by Olog-hai

David Cameron and Barack Obama were caught posing for a mobile phone “selfie” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

The two men were sat either side of Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and smiled as she took the snapshot of the three leaders at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. …

Twitter user @jamesarmitage3 wrote: “What selfish morons take a ‘selfie’ at a memorial service? Oh yeah that’s right, Barack Obama and David Cameron.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: davidcameron; denmark; mandela; obama; stupidpeople
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1 posted on 12/10/2013 12:25:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That’s some ‘no-class’ conduct... no matter how you look at it.


2 posted on 12/10/2013 12:29:04 PM PST by SMARTY ("Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect. " Spengler)
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To: Olog-hai

Mandela is simply getting the respect or lack thereof that he deserves.


3 posted on 12/10/2013 12:29:51 PM PST by albie
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To: Olog-hai

oh cmon they were in mourning. really

truly devastated they were


4 posted on 12/10/2013 12:29:56 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t know who invented the word “selfie,” but it sure is tailor made for Obama.


5 posted on 12/10/2013 12:30:50 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Olog-hai

If an attractive blonde from Denmark wants a photo with you, you give it to her.


6 posted on 12/10/2013 12:30:51 PM PST by PGR88
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I’ve got to side with Obama on this one. Have you seen footage from the event? People were dancing and swaying in their seats. It didn’t look like a solemn occasion to me.


7 posted on 12/10/2013 12:31:06 PM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: stranger and pilgrim

Well Michelle looked cheesed off.


8 posted on 12/10/2013 12:32:22 PM PST by AU72
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To: Olog-hai

Family reunions and funerals: A great place for democrats to meet chicks.
A comment on another thread: “Blondes are kryptonite to black men.”
Also, “Did you get the number of that blond that hit you?”


9 posted on 12/10/2013 12:32:55 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: stranger and pilgrim

I dunno. Michelle O was pretty dang solemn.


10 posted on 12/10/2013 12:33:00 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: stranger and pilgrim

Sounds more like pagan worship than the memorial for a country’s one-time leader.


11 posted on 12/10/2013 12:33:09 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Paul Wellstone World Tour.


12 posted on 12/10/2013 12:34:33 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Olog-hai

The “respect” that Mandela has from these characters is only for public consumption. In reality, they don’t have any respect for him. It’s only a “show performance” for them.

NOW ... I’m not saying that Mandela deserves any respect for being the terrorist that he was - but that these people in politics are only pandering to the people who seem to adore Mandela.


13 posted on 12/10/2013 12:34:51 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: PGR88
If an attractive blonde from Denmark wants a photo with you, you give it to her.

Yes, give me Helle any day of the week!

14 posted on 12/10/2013 12:35:26 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: PGR88

Obama’s interested in attractive blondes from anywhere?


15 posted on 12/10/2013 12:36:20 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
I told you, Barack - don't be talkin' to white women...


16 posted on 12/10/2013 12:36:20 PM PST by PGR88
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To: tumblindice

“Blondes are kryptonite to black men.” Why is that? My oldest blonde daughter has been hit on so often by random black men. They are so much more forward than any white men.


17 posted on 12/10/2013 12:36:30 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Olog-hai

I have no problem with someone whooping it up at the communist’s funeral.


18 posted on 12/10/2013 12:36:34 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Funny how it seems at odds with the preached solemnity of this occasion out of all these politicians, though. Isn’t it?


19 posted on 12/10/2013 12:37:45 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Was it like the one Obama took at Margaret Thatcher's funeral? Oh wait, he didn't go!
20 posted on 12/10/2013 12:38:26 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Olog-hai

Pretty bad when Michelle spanks Obama harder than any GOP member in the Senate or House will (excluding Cruz).


21 posted on 12/10/2013 12:38:43 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: Olog-hai

Funerals are like pep rallies for liberals.


22 posted on 12/10/2013 12:41:43 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: Olog-hai
.... This pic was taken a few minutes earlier than the selfie .....  photo FirstLadyWardrobeFail_zps71b4618d.jpg
23 posted on 12/10/2013 12:43:41 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: AU72

That made it all worthwhile for me. I love seeing her cheesed off.


24 posted on 12/10/2013 12:44:07 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

Kinda remind you of slick willie yukking it up at the Paul Wellstone memorial service. All full of himself until he relized the camera was on him.


25 posted on 12/10/2013 12:45:25 PM PST by pfflier
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

It’s the same with “latinos” and ‘rubios’ (blondes).
The Marilyn Monroe syndrome? Gee I dunno.


26 posted on 12/10/2013 12:46:15 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama has never hesitated to climb up on the bodies of the dead to promote himself or his agenda.

I’m surprised he didn’t have them prop the cadaver up alongside of him for that special photo-op to show how much he really, really cares.


27 posted on 12/10/2013 12:48:56 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Olog-hai
Is Madam prime minister Reading the program to boy wonder?
28 posted on 12/10/2013 12:52:09 PM PST by Daffynition (Make Laura Bush's *Cowboy Cookies* for Christmas! They're GREAT!)
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To: PGR88

This is hilarious!


29 posted on 12/10/2013 12:53:21 PM PST by Shady (We will not comply. We are Free, We Are AMERICANS!)
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To: Olog-hai

Looks like a blond sandwich................


30 posted on 12/10/2013 12:56:20 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: PGR88

Michelle’s thought:

JUST YOU WAIT TILL I GET YOUR ASS ON AF1. IT’S GONNA BE A LOOOOOONG FLIGHT............


31 posted on 12/10/2013 12:57:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: PGR88

That sure looks like Garrett Morris in front of them.


32 posted on 12/10/2013 1:01:33 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Three Stooges can’t help themselves.

Wonder how long it will take for a Mod to remove this comment. Looks like negative comments directed towards Obama are no longer tolerated here.


33 posted on 12/10/2013 1:03:05 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Michael.SF.
That sure looks like Garrett Morris in front of them.

I thought it was that guy from NY's "The Rent's Too Damn High" party.

34 posted on 12/10/2013 1:06:14 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Olog-hai

So proud of my president. Now more than ever. What an American hero he is.


35 posted on 12/10/2013 1:14:37 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Olog-hai

Any man who’s stuck with MicHelle, would cut his losses and go with Helle!

However, there’s no “man” to speak of in this case, it’s academic.


36 posted on 12/10/2013 1:17:03 PM PST by melancholy
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

It’s like the guy who stand on the corner and asks women if they want to have sex.

He gets slapped in the face a lot: Yes ,but he gets a lot of sex too.

A lot of blonde women cannot wait to try the big black one.


37 posted on 12/10/2013 1:29:00 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

A jerk, a twerk, and a lurk!


38 posted on 12/10/2013 1:36:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SMARTY

Selfies at a funeral, can they go any more ghetto?


39 posted on 12/10/2013 1:47:29 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: R_Kangel

Look! My name’s in the program with Nelson Mandela!


40 posted on 12/10/2013 1:47:49 PM PST by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

picture has got to be useful for something


41 posted on 12/10/2013 1:49:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Olog-hai

Meanwhile, headline on the Minneapolis Star and Sickle website reads:

“Obama thrills crowd as he honors Mandela in South Africa”.

Industrial-strength stupid from our media. As usual.


42 posted on 12/10/2013 1:50:52 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

"Don't make me angry, Barry, you won't like me I'm angry!"

43 posted on 12/10/2013 1:51:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: pfflier

That was Ron Brown. The Wellstone one became a full on political rally.


44 posted on 12/10/2013 1:51:49 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Michael.SF.

pssst... that be me in disguise...

45 posted on 12/10/2013 1:53:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: AU72

Chewbaca is in a constant state of pissed-off. I’m waiting for the First Black POTUS divorce.<BR
Selfies and Firsties.


46 posted on 12/10/2013 1:53:37 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Is that what happens at a funeral? The crowd gets thrilled?

I don’t remember ever being thrilled while at a funeral


47 posted on 12/10/2013 1:54:25 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: R_Kangel

Probably marveling at the size of her package.


48 posted on 12/10/2013 2:00:40 PM PST by TommyTrojan
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To: GeronL

Did you ever see the Wellstone memorial? I watched it on live television. It was an utter embarrassment.

It was such an embarrassment that the sitting Governor of Minnesota, Governor Turnbuckle, Jesse Ventura — yes, THAT Jesse Ventura — got up and left.


49 posted on 12/10/2013 2:03:06 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Olog-hai

Helle Thorning Schmidt

Obviously, she should have been seated next to Billy Jeff, who could better appreciate her lack of guilt.

50 posted on 12/10/2013 2:05:56 PM PST by cynwoody
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