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White House Misspells Brazilian Leaderís 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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To: MNlurker

Yeah, I’m usually not too bad at foreign names, but I’manutjob’s name just continues to escape me.


51 posted on 03/13/2009 11:07:39 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MNlurker

Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!


52 posted on 03/13/2009 11:08:49 AM PDT by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Silva runs the world's fifth-most-populous nation and ninth-largest economy and has close ties with leaders across the political spectrum

I guess it's not that important to spell his name correctly. Idiots.

53 posted on 03/13/2009 11:11:36 AM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s hear it for the new “smart” diplomacy!


54 posted on 03/13/2009 11:15:17 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No, no, no...This can't be true, it doesn't fit the template! See, Bush is the idiot - he does stuff like this. In fact he did stuff like this for the last eight years. Obama, on the other hand, is intelligent and thoughtful and open-minded; he'd NEVER do anything careless or stupid. /sarc
55 posted on 03/13/2009 11:25:34 AM PDT by opus86
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To: MNlurker
I guess you figured Cuba should have no problem....

'Luiz Inacio' is mispelled to 'Luis Ignacio'? I guess the incompetents in the new White House didn't know that Brazil speaks Portugese, not Spanish.

56 posted on 03/13/2009 11:25:45 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: expatpat

“I guess the incompetents in the new White House didn’t know that Brazil speaks Portugese, not Spanish.”

Considering that they were educated in public school, what do you expect.

I would laugh except it makes the USA look truly bad in the eyes of the world.


57 posted on 03/13/2009 11:29:40 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AP also misspelled his name in this article...


58 posted on 03/13/2009 11:30:06 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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."<>P>Maybe they offended him on purpose, rather than just have to tell him, "GTF out of here!"
59 posted on 03/13/2009 11:32:00 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Cicero

I didn’t want to try...I can pronounce it and thats good enough in my book. :)


60 posted on 03/13/2009 11:36:52 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Erik Latranyi
This indicates something far more important is going on.

That's a good point. I think you put your finger on something that has been bothering me about this. It's as if he doesn't care how he deals with or offends these foreign leaders because it's not going to be important in the long run anyway. I wonder what he's up to?

61 posted on 03/13/2009 11:40:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: villagerjoel

“Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!”

I expect the Obambi team to present this guy with a bunch of bananas as a parting gift.


62 posted on 03/13/2009 11:42:10 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: opus86

‘Obama, on the other hand, is intelligent and thoughtful and open-minded; he’d NEVER do anything careless or stupid. /sarc”

Repub mistakes indicate stupidity, RAT mistakes indicate nothing.


63 posted on 03/13/2009 11:45:18 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: villagerjoel
Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!

I think they'd prefer those plastic models of Marine One... you know, the ones you get at the gift shops for 5 bucks a piece.

64 posted on 03/13/2009 11:49:04 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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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.
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He is ignorant on foreign affairs and the economy and he really isn’t into either. He had one agenda and he’s not a multi tasker. He wants to implement his Marxist ideas and be a dictator in our country. That’s all he cares about. Liberal judges, getting control of the power, food, health care, etc. That’s what he was sent there to do and that’s all he and his manbeast wife care about.


65 posted on 03/13/2009 11:50:10 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: ladyjane

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.
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They are trash... dirtbags. No class.


66 posted on 03/13/2009 11:52:31 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That bumbler Bush!

He is such an embarrassment.

Oh, this was Present Obama.

Never mind, all hail The One, he's was just tired.

67 posted on 03/13/2009 11:53:02 AM PDT by Syncro (I'd rather regret something I did do instead of regretting not doing it.)
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To: villagerjoel
Quick, somebody send Brazil a 25 DVD set!

No worries..got just the movies to send them..


68 posted on 03/13/2009 11:56:05 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never thought I’d live to see an administration more incompetent than that of President UselesS Grant.

(Fine, fine General; just a horrible President. Obama doesn’t even a fine, fine ANYTHING to his his credit.)


69 posted on 03/13/2009 11:56:24 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Obama won, America's done!)
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To: MortMan

That would be nice, wouldn’t it?


70 posted on 03/13/2009 12:01:04 PM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: Cicero
but I’manutjob’s name just continues to escape me.

If you mean the president of Iran, it's I'maneyejab.

I'manutjob isn't even Iranian; she works down at the Nudie Bar.

71 posted on 03/13/2009 12:06:33 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Obama won, America's done!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama, during his campaign, often said that Americans need to learn other languages. He emphasized that. Yet, now, the White House staff can't even get the correct spelling of the Brazilian President. Duh...you can find it on Google, you birdbrains!

This is an unacceptable error, as is Obama's whole policy on protocol and handling dignataries. Guess they never learned much of that in the hood!

72 posted on 03/13/2009 12:16:00 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is not just a bumble.

The O-Marxist team is playing up Cuba and is purposely playing down Cuba's enemies.

Zero wants to re-make the world. He really does.

73 posted on 03/13/2009 12:20:28 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Hacklehead

“I expect the Obambi team to present this guy with a bunch of bananas as a parting gift.”

Where´s the “That´s Racist!” kid?


74 posted on 03/13/2009 12:47:30 PM PDT by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The most brilliant, all-knowing, smart, intelligent, bright geniuses in the world, ten steps higher in evolution than the rest of humankind, have made another mistake and put a visiting head of state in an awkward position? (Not to mention the American people.)

How could that be possible?

IMHO


75 posted on 03/13/2009 1:24:05 PM PDT by ripley
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To: a fool in paradise

Obama offends a brazillion people...
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You get the prize. Good one.


76 posted on 03/13/2009 1:48:10 PM PDT by unkus
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To: DBrow
All Cuba needs to do to drop the embargo is to pay Americans for the property seized when the Revolution nationalized it.

Thank you!
77 posted on 03/13/2009 4:52:07 PM PDT by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: Spunky
Correct name: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva The White House quickly corrected the mistake.

For a layman, Portugese is deceptively close to Spanish, where the name is spelled "Ignacio".

Brazilians get rightly very offended when Americans ignore the language difference. A hundred and fifty million Brazilians, the most populous and biggest Latin American state, can't be wrong.
78 posted on 03/13/2009 4:56:36 PM PDT by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Still, the White House made several moves interpreted as snubs by the Brazilian media.

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.

Yep. That St. Paddy's Day "holiday" is sure important. He's throwing over the Brazilian leader for a pint of green beer.

79 posted on 03/13/2009 5:05:35 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: rod1

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.
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If the Indian PM visits Washington, I’m sure that Biden will meet with him at the local Dunkin Donuts so that he will feel at home. /s


80 posted on 03/13/2009 5:08:50 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: caseinpoint

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

It’s not, but it’s always been a big deal among the Chicago Irish, and O’Bama is no exception.

Now if we can just get B. Hussein to stop referring to Brazil as the place “where the nuts come from.”


81 posted on 03/13/2009 5:15:23 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They are not only liars and corrupt but also stupid.
82 posted on 03/13/2009 5:20:23 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

So, O’Bama needs time to celebrate. Well, it’s clear he’s kissed the Blarney Stone a time or two.


83 posted on 03/13/2009 5:20:41 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I think he’s deliberately dissing our allies. There is a communist revolution happening, which is occupying everyone’s time.

Did the stock market with all its evil profiteers go away yet? No? Speech Time!

Banks and credit sources nationalized yet?

People still have guns? Work to do!

USA still has noncommunist allies? Keep them waiting, then insult them.


84 posted on 03/13/2009 7:25:34 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

85 posted on 03/13/2009 7:29:13 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: villagerjoel

Is zero going to send him Carmen Miranda dvds?


86 posted on 03/13/2009 7:38:29 PM PDT by racing fan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, I think it's time we look at the good news.

Obama has collected over $150,000 in back taxes in his first 50 days.

Of course, that was just from within his administration....

87 posted on 03/13/2009 7:44:08 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dan Quayle and his “potatoe” miscue seem almost quaint compared to this bunch of morons.
88 posted on 03/13/2009 9:25:05 PM PDT by Deo volente (Freedom ended not with a bang, but with a "stimulus".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is to bad thay do not have any adults in the black house.


89 posted on 03/14/2009 6:36:07 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who the hell is running the Office of Protocol at the WH?? First crappy gifts to the British PM - now misspelling names! When I was in the army I worked as an enlisted person in the CG’s protocol office and heads would have rolled had somebody misspelled a name of a visiting official...


90 posted on 03/14/2009 7:05:10 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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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;)

Or Jimmuh Cahtuh who, while visiting the Mexican President, made a joke about the water and Montezuma's revenge. That really helped our relations with the neighbor to the south.

91 posted on 03/14/2009 7:58:35 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Aria
Britain, Brazil...we’ve got China worried...

Sorry, it's spelled "Cihna".

92 posted on 03/14/2009 8:05:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (today's free oxymoron : CNN News)
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To: Erik Latranyi

What do you think it is?


93 posted on 03/14/2009 10:36:21 AM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: Erik Latranyi
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.

Your premise is off base. There isn't something more important going on. You wrongly assume competent adults are running the White House.

It's amateur time and it shows.

94 posted on 03/14/2009 10:46:44 AM PDT by Popman (One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress - John Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As I just commented in bray’s thread:

We have to remember that, in our current society, the likes of obozo (great name!) are accustomed to being on the receiving end of gift-giving—or “benefits” of any kind. They truly have NO concept of the methods or importance of social graces.

When my Greatest-Generation mother saw the obozos dance at the inauguration ball, she was disgusted with the lack of grace mz-obozo showed—grabbing her dress and all (like an 8th grader wearing her first formal and high heels to a graduation dance). It’s all been downhill from there.


95 posted on 03/14/2009 10:49:02 AM PDT by bannie
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