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Obama Reaches Out to 'Moderate' Pirate Community
Exurban League ^ | April 9, 2009 | Jon

Posted on 04/09/2009 3:16:09 PM PDT by EveningStar

After maintaining his silence for two days, President Obama will soon make his first public statement about the pirate attack upon an U.S.-flagged vessel off the Horn of Africa. After several inquiries and a few well-placed bribes, Exurban League has received an early transcript of the President's remarks:

(Excerpt) Read more at exurbanleague.com ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: obama; pirates; politicalhumor; satire; somalia

1 posted on 04/09/2009 3:16:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

He will prolly invite them to Party hardy Wednesday night at the White house


2 posted on 04/09/2009 3:20:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: EveningStar
Moderate pirates are not Somalian
3 posted on 04/09/2009 3:20:54 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii_c3B5AasI


4 posted on 04/09/2009 3:21:38 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

He doesn’t have to bow so deep to the moderate ones.....


5 posted on 04/09/2009 3:21:47 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: EveningStar

What in the hell is a ‘moderate’ pirate?


6 posted on 04/09/2009 3:29:02 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: EveningStar
He will reach his hand out towards the PI RATS in conciliatory way, and put them under his wing and find out why they have become like that.
Whether it was environmental causes i.e ( the way society has treated them badly ) or their past lives in the way their families, friends, white man has treated them.
Then, he will give them all the medical, social, psychological treatment and welfare care that they need ( of course, at the expense of the tax payer, mainly the ( WHITE MAN ) ...
7 posted on 04/09/2009 3:29:08 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

That includes granting them legal U.S. residency and a path to citizenship for them and all of the Pirate-American community. Right?


8 posted on 04/09/2009 3:32:10 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: EveningStar

That headline is a classic!!


9 posted on 04/09/2009 3:32:45 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: La Lydia
" That includes granting them legal U.S. residency and a path to citizenship for them and all of the Pirate-American community. Right? "

Yeah , Of course,

What does the US Constitution matter to them, and the real US citizen's rights and feelings matter.
10 posted on 04/09/2009 3:36:14 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: La Lydia

And billions in Somali relief funds...


11 posted on 04/09/2009 3:36:16 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

“He will reach his hand out towards the PI RATS in conciliatory way, and put them under his wing and find out why they have become like that.
Whether it was environmental causes i.e ( the way society has treated them badly ) or their past lives in the way their families, friends, white man has treated them.
Then, he will give them all the medical, social, psychological treatment and welfare care that they need ( of course, at the expense of the tax payer, mainly the ( WHITE MAN ) ... “

The pirates are probably also very upset about global warming and the US health care system.


12 posted on 04/09/2009 3:38:31 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: EveningStar
Rumour has it that Obama will tap as Czar for Pirate Outreach none other than Captain Feathersword.


13 posted on 04/09/2009 3:39:48 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: al baby

The question is should we tax them or send them a bail out check.


14 posted on 04/09/2009 3:40:54 PM PDT by Rj Snows
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To: EveningStar
Moderate pirette, mmmmmmmm....


15 posted on 04/09/2009 3:42:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: al baby

What the heck is wrong with Hillary? I’ve never seen such buffoonery coming from a Secretary of State during a crisis before. Hillary and Obama both need to step away from the red phone.


16 posted on 04/09/2009 3:47:22 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Its beyond comprehension Its time we call for her to step down over this


17 posted on 04/09/2009 3:50:33 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Good one. LOL! I may borrow this to pass to a few friends.


18 posted on 04/09/2009 3:53:12 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: al baby

Obama and his ENTIRE administration are a laughing stock.


19 posted on 04/09/2009 3:53:17 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: EveningStar

LOL! Is that TOTUS speaking?


20 posted on 04/09/2009 3:55:52 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: jersey117

Baboonery?


21 posted on 04/09/2009 4:00:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: ModelBreaker

Julis Caesar and the pirates: http://www.livius.org/caa-can/caesar/caesar_t01.htm

Caesar and the pirates

Bust of Caesar. Antikensammlung, Berlin (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.

In 75, Julius Caesar was captured by Cilician pirates, who infested the Mediterranean sea. The Romans had never sent a navy against them, because the pirates offered the Roman senators slaves, which they needed for their plantations in Italy. As a consequence, piracy was common.

In chapter 2 of his Life of Julius Caesar, the Greek author Plutarch of Chaeronea (46-c.120) describes what happened when Caesar encountered the pirates. The translation below was made by Robin Seager.

Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine

First, when the pirates demanded a ransom of twenty talents, Caesar burst out laughing. They did not know, he said, who it was that they had captured, and he volunteered to pay fifty. Then, when he had sent his followers to the various cities in order to raise the money and was left with one friend and two servants among these Cilicians, about the most bloodthirsty people in the world, he treated them so highhandedly that, whenever he wanted to sleep, he would send to them and tell them to stop talking.

For thirty-eight days, with the greatest unconcern, he joined in all their games and exercises, just as if he was their leader instead of their prisoner. He also wrote poems and speeches which he read aloud to them, and if they failed to admire his work, he would call them to their faces illiterate savages, and would often laughingly threaten to have them all hanged. They were much taken with this and attributed his freedom of speech to a kind of simplicity in his character or boyish playfulness.

However, the ransom arrived from Miletus and, as soon as he had paid it and been set free, he immediately manned some ships and set sail from the harbor of Miletus against the pirates. He found them still there, lying at anchor off the island, and he captured nearly all of them. He took their property as spoils of war and put the men themselves into the prison at Pergamon. He then went in person to [Marcus] Junius, the governorof Asia, thinking it proper that he, as praetor in charge of the province, should see to the punishment of the prisoners. Junius, however, cast longing eyes at the money, which came to a considerable sum, and kept saying that he needed time to look into the case.

Caesar paid no further attention to him. He went to Pergamon, took the pirates out of prison and crucified the lot of them, just as he had often told them he would do when he was on the island and they imagined that he was joking.


22 posted on 04/09/2009 4:03:08 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: jersey117

” What the heck is wrong with Hillary? I’ve never seen such buffoonery coming from a Secretary of State during a crisis before. Hillary and Obama both need to stop sniffing the glue and step away from the red phone. “ .... there now, fixed.


23 posted on 04/09/2009 4:04:32 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: jersey117
" Obama and his ENTIRE administration are a laughing stock. "
Correction :

You mean....

" Obama and his ENTIRE administration are a laughing PI RAT stock aid. "

Might as well have a live aid concert for the poor unfortunate PI RATS ......
24 posted on 04/09/2009 4:07:24 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: EveningStar

0bama loves pirates. They reduce globull warming.



25 posted on 04/09/2009 4:07:38 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: Califreak
" And billions in Somali relief funds... "

Ohh no,,, can't be correct, you mean Trillions in Somali Rat aid.
26 posted on 04/09/2009 4:08:39 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

“” What the heck is wrong with Hillary? I’ve never seen such buffoonery coming from a Secretary of State during a crisis before. Hillary and Obama both need to stop sniffing the glue and step away from the red phone. “ .... there now, fixed.”

First Obama on 60 Minutes. Now Hillary. They are either sniffing glue or giddy with disbelief over their power.


27 posted on 04/09/2009 4:08:58 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: EveningStar

28 posted on 04/09/2009 4:12:41 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: al baby
OHHH MY GOSH !!!
after seeing Hillary laughing at the plight of that poor captain ... all I can say is :

WHAT A DISGRACE TO THE US.
29 posted on 04/09/2009 4:13:40 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Fu-fu2

( First Obama on 60 Minutes. Now Hillary. They are sniffing glue , giddy , and peeing their pants with disbelief over their power. ) there now, fixed.


30 posted on 04/09/2009 4:17:31 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: EveningStar
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31 posted on 04/09/2009 4:20:00 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: al baby
Save this one for the archives for the next Presidential campain so we can show the world who the Democrats act when in control in Washington......
WHAT A DISGRACE TO THE WORLD AND OUR COUNTRY. SHAME ON THEM....
32 posted on 04/09/2009 4:20:29 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Conservative4Ever
A peaceable freedom fighter. To bad the pirates don't have the Jews or Palestine to blame. But I am sure Hillary and the rest of the WH will find a way to link them.
33 posted on 04/09/2009 4:35:01 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)
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To: Califreak

“And billions in Somali relief funds...”

after all they are “too big” now to fail. After all, importance to the countries economy does not matter under the relief funds giveaway.


34 posted on 04/09/2009 4:39:39 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Whatever.

He’ll throw money at the problem to help their suffering, which is the root of this evil.


35 posted on 04/09/2009 4:47:29 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: al baby
Mein Gott! What an idiot Hillary is!!

We didn't "work together with Morocco to end piracy all those years ago (Hillary, laughing...)", we attacked them and forced them into surrender and making terms with us!

Jerk!!!

36 posted on 04/09/2009 4:59:58 PM PDT by Gritty (With Obama, we've crossed the line from civil politics to civil war disguised as politics-Alan Keyes)
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To: Conservative4Ever

A moderate pirate is someone elected to either house of congress in a blue state.
I can see how you might think Obama is talking about the Somali guys. It’s an easy mistake to make.


37 posted on 04/09/2009 5:44:14 PM PDT by christx30
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To: EveningStar

Yar Har Har : You are a Pirate!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLsJyfN0ICU


38 posted on 04/10/2009 10:00:58 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: G8 Diplomat

“0bama loves pirates. They reduce globull warming.”

LOL. Great chart!

Lies. Damn lies. Statistics. And absurd correlations that must mean something dammit!

You DO realize that ending piracy has cause global warming.


39 posted on 04/10/2009 10:50:15 PM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: Conservative4Ever
What in the hell is a ‘moderate’ pirate?

Note to Obama: "Pirates of the Caribbean" was a movie. Fiction.

40 posted on 04/10/2009 10:57:51 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: givemELL

Yeah, but he had stones the size of pickle jars. Michelle is keeping Barry’s shriveled little raisins under lock and key lest Larry come to town.


41 posted on 04/10/2009 11:05:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic!)
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To: Conservative4Ever
What in the hell is a ‘moderate’ pirate?

What in the hell is a ‘moderate’ pirate? A metersexual one.

42 posted on 04/11/2009 3:38:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: Fu-fu2
First Obama on 60 Minutes. Now Hillary. They are either sniffing glue or giddy with disbelief over their power.

I think they are covering for the mortal terror they are feeling. They realize now that being a world leader is a big deal and has some consequences. And they know they aren't up to it.

I just wish they would call in some grownups to help them out.

43 posted on 04/11/2009 4:42:43 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (The first amendment doesn't end with "...as long as nobody is offended.")
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