Skip to comments.Interpreter for Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Posted on 12/12/2013 3:30:59 AM PST by tobyhillEdited on 12/12/2013 10:18:52 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he saw "angels" at the event, has been violent in the past and suffers from schizophrenia.
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The Boomhauer of sign language.
I think it’s got to be one of the funniest things I ever saw. The incompetence of our own Secret Service is the sad part.
I see all sorts of snl skits coming of this. Right after the healthcare.gov skits.
great, a schizo hearing voices within arms length of the president of the USA
where was the secret service?
But other than that, he’s the best sign language interpreter, of his race, in South Africa.
If he signs like he speaks, it might not be the signing that was the problem. Accurately signing gibberish is still gibberish, who’s to say which came first.
Is this for real? You are right it should have been on SNL. Just shows once again that life is stranger then fiction. Merry Christmas!
What’s the big deal? Jay Carney does exactly the same thing every day.
Someone is going to take the clip, and work it like that Hitler movie clip....where people insert their own comments over what was really said. For the Obama administration....this will be around for decades and be some historical reminder of the comic episode.
Maybe they could've had Garrett Morris shouting off to one side for the hard of hearing.
this embarrassment will be airbrushed out of history.
Perhaps the chap was signing “in tongues”.
He was just channeling Baghdad Bob......or Jay Carney.
Yep. Down the Memory Hole.
Is it a farce? Yes. Is it ludicrous an impostor was allowed within inches of the President and all the other dignitaries. But there is a silver lining. This news story is eroding away the ‘celebration” period for Mandela. The less time focusing on this communist, the better, from a news-cycle standpoint.
Now if we can just do something about the cocaine snorting communist that regularly dominates our news-cycle.
Gutfeld was having a field day with it on Red Eye. He wouldn’t let it go.
This interpreter of the interpreter really figured it out.
“The Boomhauer of sign language.”
I encountered a man once who was a real life Boomhauer, I was at a public meeting sitting right across from the guy, and he talked for a bit and I could not understand a single word he said.
I was glad I’d seen King of the Hill, at least I had some context to put him in, I think otherwise I would have thought there was something very wrong with my brain. It was a strange experience.
“...Is it ludicrous an impostor was allowed within inches of THE IMPOSTER and all the other dignitaries...
But he also apologized for his performance that has been dismissed by many sign-language experts as gibberish.
Gibberish in, gibberish out.
I would like to see Thamsanqa Jantjie (soon to become a household name) sign the lyrics to the song “Willie and the Hand Jive.”
He had a 45 minute interview but the article doesn’t say if he was asked can he sign for real.
I can picture one where they have the guy standing behind Obama dressed in a referee's uniform and signaling.
Have you ever heard the saying that someone could screw up a two car funeral?
Well blacks screwed up the funeral for Mandela by hiring a whack job to do sign language interpretation
Ever wonder why there are no successfully run black countries or black cities.
Not helpful. A fake video making false claims on what the sign interpreter said.
Can you direct us to a REAL attempt to read what the sign interpreter said?
His latest excuse is that he’s signed for other important evens and no one from those events had complained. lol....he’s been doing this for some time.
Becoming violent and standing next to odumbo?
A lost opportunity?
Becoming violent and standing next to odumbo?
A lost opportunity?
This is the first I have seen of this and I know nothing at all about sign language but had I seen it and thought about it I might have realized something was wrong becuase when I watch it now it seems that he just keeps making the same few motions with his hands over and over. He also does not use his fingers, he is just waving his open hands, I do know that signers normally use the fingers rather than just using the hands with all the fingers together and straight.
No, he was signing “in palms”.
I find it very interesting that he said he saw “angels” entering the stadium, and this frightened him.
Perhaps what he saw was demons. I would not at all be surprised that the demons were having a field day cavorting among those in attendance that day. And I don’t say this to be funny..... but mean it seriously!
“Kiss Me! Kiss Me!”
Guess they couldn’t possibly have invited a qualified WHITE sign language expert to the event.
What would be funny is split screening Obama speaking with someone doing the Gangnam Style” dance as the sign language interpreter
“this embarrassment will be airbrushed out of history.”
No, it’s going to live in infamy as a web meme.
I wish Baraq had thought that.
South Africas deaf federation says man signing on stage for Mandela memorial was a fake
Side by side comparison of real vs. fake.
Well, at least he had a good reason. Maybe for Bambi's next speech he could use someone with Tourette syndrome. /s
Ummm...the definition of gibberish is that it can’t be read. No matter how “real” the attempt. Lol.
Satans fallen angles no doubt keeping a close eye on their bud Obama.
...Is it ludicrous an impostor was allowed within inches of THE IMPOSTER and all the other dignitaries...
Just another example of a black run government. As others have said repeatedly, I want someone to show me one well run government under black rule. It will be lucky if South Africa avoids a reverse apartheid.
Just think about it. What is the difference when Obama stands before the American public and translates what appears on his teleprompter.
When Obama was on stage there was a madman interpreting a madman interpreting a teleprompter.
Agreed! Very disturbing that he was in this position. He said the security and guns were stressing him. We had an uncle that was schizophrenic and even though he was not violent, you would not want to stress him during an episode.
I believe him about the gathering of descending angels. Fallen angels. The propably follow the One like songbirds around Sleeping Beauty.