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White House Misspells Brazilian Leader’s Name, Bumps Visit With Obama to Saturday
Associated Press ^ | March 13 2009 | Bradley Brooks

Posted on 03/13/2009 10:25:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Rio de Janeiro (AP) - His meet-and-greet with the U.S. president was bumped to Saturday, and when the White House announced his official visit, they misspelled his name.

But when Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva becomes the first Latin American leader to sit down with President Barack Obama this weekend, he brings undisputed clout.

Silva runs the world's fifth-most-populous nation and ninth-largest economy and has close ties with leaders across the political spectrum. He's been asked to lobby Obama for free trade on behalf of conservatives in Colombia and for dropping the U.S. embargo against communist Cuba. Even Hugo Chavez has asked Silva to carry an olive branch to the new administration.

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovemypaygrade; amateurhour; bho44; bhocuba; blunders; brazil; gaffe; gaffemachine; goodgrief; macacamoment; obamagaffes; potatoe; pravdamedia; silva; spellingfail; typo
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1 posted on 03/13/2009 10:25:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Denmark better be on the lookout...they’re offending roughly in alphabetic order.


2 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:03 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

alphabetical works too


3 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:34 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too bad this isn´t a joke. Too bad I won´t wake up and it will be Nov 3rd, 2008 tomorrow.


4 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:44 AM PDT by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This will be fun to watch......at our expense, as has become the norm.


5 posted on 03/13/2009 10:27:57 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is something very odd going on in the White House.

Obama seems to have little time for foreign leaders and the underlings handling the details are very sloppy.

This indicates something far more important is going on.


6 posted on 03/13/2009 10:28:06 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: MNlurker

Britain, Brazil...we’ve got China worried...

LOL


7 posted on 03/13/2009 10:28:25 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Welcome to Barak Obama's Amateur Hour
8 posted on 03/13/2009 10:30:20 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t believe this is a careless error. It, like that of Britain’s PM visit, appears to be a full fledged snubbing of critical US allies throughout the world. And I’ll bet anyone who cares to do so that the Obozo WH will not snub petty tyrants or misspell their name.


9 posted on 03/13/2009 10:30:50 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank goodness Obama is restoring America’s reputation around the world after 8 years of that illiterate bully, Chimpy McBushitler!


10 posted on 03/13/2009 10:30:55 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
“There is something very odd going on in the White House.

Obama seems to have little time for foreign leaders and the underlings handling the details are very sloppy.

This indicates something far more important is going on.”

Or that there are just dumb ass punks running the country.
I choose the latter.

11 posted on 03/13/2009 10:31:24 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Erik Latranyi

“something very odd going on”

I don’t know what it is, but it strikes me the same way. All jokes and criticisms aside, it just doesn’t seem rational.—JM


12 posted on 03/13/2009 10:31:49 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
All Cuba needs to do to drop the embargo is to pay Americans for the property seized when the Revolution nationalized it.

With interest.

They teach kids today that the embargo was put in place because Cuba is Communist, and they naturally believe that.

13 posted on 03/13/2009 10:32:01 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, they misspelled his name, hey, no harm no foul-after all, it’s not like they were Republicans, right?/s;)


14 posted on 03/13/2009 10:32:36 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Saturday meeting will get bumped too....it’s the weekend and Barack doesn’t work on the weekends.


15 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:01 AM PDT by cblue55 (I miss Tony Snow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet Obama doesn’t mispell Chavez or Castro’s name.


16 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:11 AM PDT by DannyTN (Impeach and Deport)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if they will let Joe Biden handle a future India state visit based on his knowledge of convenience stores, slurpees and Asian Americans.


17 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:58 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Frank_2001

Amazingly enough Castro, Chavez, and that little sawed off Iranian’s names tags are always perfectly spelled by this administration...


18 posted on 03/13/2009 10:34:59 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This pattern that we’re seeing from this administration on foreign relations is bizarre.


19 posted on 03/13/2009 10:35:19 AM PDT by chpmass
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To: DannyTN

Beat me to it :)


20 posted on 03/13/2009 10:35:22 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Incredible. They didn’t spell his name right?

Obama is heading the most powerful country in the world and the people he hires are illiterate.


21 posted on 03/13/2009 10:36:29 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: cblue55

Which restaurant in Chicago is he eating at this weekend?


22 posted on 03/13/2009 10:36:32 AM PDT by chpmass
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To: ladyjane

They’re all supposed to be so much smarter and sophisticated than the Bush administration too! Remember how the world was going to love us. We’re going to be a laughingstock if this stuff continues.


23 posted on 03/13/2009 10:37:43 AM PDT by chpmass
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Aw c’mon now... the sheep are comforted so long as The One can say and spell H-O-P-E and C-H-A-N-G-E.


24 posted on 03/13/2009 10:37:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The amateur hour continues.


25 posted on 03/13/2009 10:40:41 AM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama continues to FAIL.

Obama achieves another first.-—his selected administration is the most incompetent in American history.


26 posted on 03/13/2009 10:41:40 AM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail.....)
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To: MNlurker

“Amazingly enough Castro, Chavez, and that little sawed off Iranian’s names tags are always perfectly spelled by this administration...”

And 0 can in an oh-so-sophisticated manner, pronounce the words Pawk-ee-stawn and Tawlee-bahn.

I though 0 was going to rescue America’s tattered reputation around the world. I’ll bet he doesn’t dis Putin or Hu like he has those “tiny little countries.”


27 posted on 03/13/2009 10:42:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How did they misspell his name?

To be fair, I tend to misspell Obambi’s name as “That Farging Icehole” (/Roman Moroni), but it’s mostly typographical.


28 posted on 03/13/2009 10:42:59 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once - oops, sorry, blame some poor underling

Twice, three times, four times, whatever the current count - nope, that’s intentional


29 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:03 AM PDT by bgill
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To: chpmass

Smarter and more sophisticated than the Bush administration? Ha!

Obama’s grammar is poor and he misuses words. No wonder he never wrote any articles for the Law Review.

In terms of sophistication, he flunks there too. Did you see how he holds a wine glass? What a vulgarian. His wife may be worse. She shows up in cocktail dresses for official meetings and calls black-tie events formal. (White-tie is formal, black-tie is semi-formal.) Grrr...they get me irritated.


30 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:11 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Erik Latranyi

It may indicate stupid, illiterate ACORN workers are running the show.


31 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:27 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Come on, it’s not like it was Hugo Chavez or whoeverthehell the leader of Hamas is.


32 posted on 03/13/2009 10:43:42 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Islamic agenda.


33 posted on 03/13/2009 10:44:48 AM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: "...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lula’s sharper than Obama. The Columbia FTA is critical. Cuba opening would kill the Castro regime as well.


34 posted on 03/13/2009 10:47:18 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is Obama’s idea of a charm offensive. Light on the charm and heavy on the offensive.

At least Hamas, Castro and Chavez are happy.


35 posted on 03/13/2009 10:49:33 AM PDT by Moorka
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To: rod1

Remember how they tore in to Bush I when he misspoke about a register scanner?

Could you imagine if Palin had made that remark?


36 posted on 03/13/2009 10:49:43 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: chpmass

Dixie Kitchen in Hyde Park


37 posted on 03/13/2009 10:50:39 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bad, Bad, BAD!


38 posted on 03/13/2009 10:51:20 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Revolting cat!

Obama offends a brazillion people...


39 posted on 03/13/2009 10:52:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesnÂ’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: villagerjoel

And then what? Another 4 years...that’s what. The GOP has yet to field or even hype up a single person who can run against the wind machine known as Obama in 2012.


40 posted on 03/13/2009 10:53:31 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Frank_2001
So, they misspelled his name, hey, no harm no foul-after all, it’s not like they were Republicans, right?/s;)

It's not like he misspelled POTATO or MACACA.

41 posted on 03/13/2009 10:54:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesnÂ’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: Erik Latranyi
There is something very odd going on in the White House.

Obama seems to have little time for foreign leaders and the underlings handling the details are very sloppy.

This indicates something far more important is going on.

I think it's more arrogance than sloppiness.

42 posted on 03/13/2009 10:55:37 AM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I never knew St. Patrick’s Day was a federal holiday.


43 posted on 03/13/2009 10:56:26 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: MortMan
"How did they mispell his name?

Silva aides said the trip was pushed forward from Tuesday because of the St. Patrick's Day holiday -- making Latin America once again look like an afterthought. Then, the White House announcement misspelled his name as "Luis Ignacio" and put "Lula" -- a nickname that decades ago became a legal part of the Brazilian leader's name -- in quotes.

Correct name: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva The White House quickly corrected the mistake.

44 posted on 03/13/2009 10:59:06 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: Erik Latranyi

nah, democrats are just incompetent when they are in charge. All of this should have been expected.

Remember it is the democrats and their MSM propaganda machine that spread the rumor that they are the smartest people on earth.

With democrats, it is always the opposite of what they claim.


45 posted on 03/13/2009 10:59:16 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

This same stuff happened under Clinton. Remember when coffee went through the roof. Clinton fired his protocol staff - mostly military IIRC. I had a friend there. They insulted the Brazilian top brass.

Makes me wonder if Obama kicked his protocal staff out of the WH before he moved in.


46 posted on 03/13/2009 11:01:45 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: MortMan

If that Fargin Bastage doesn’t stop snubbing dignitaries it’ll be fargin war.


47 posted on 03/13/2009 11:03:51 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: TheKidster

Can we deport him to Sweden?


48 posted on 03/13/2009 11:04:49 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Yeah, he’s an incompetant and lazy boob who hires incompetant boobs.


49 posted on 03/13/2009 11:04:55 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: MortMan
Actually I just realized they mispelled both names.

"Luis Ignacio" Correct name: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

50 posted on 03/13/2009 11:07:33 AM PDT by Spunky
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