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Obama: First U.S. President to hold Press Conference without the American Flags Present.

Posted on 05/28/2010 2:30:07 AM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer

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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

I emailed Rush. He’ll pick it up I’m sure. I suggest we all do the same to Beck, Hannity, Bill Bennet, et. al.

I used “no American Flag present at presiential presser yesterday” in the subject line. They’ll see it. This cannot go unanswered.


51 posted on 05/28/2010 5:09:33 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The flag in the White House Press room is usually to the right of the person speaking. To be fair I doubt Reagan's press press conference in your picture was a media hyped event after long absence from answering press questions directly.

There is something strange about the absence of flags during an overhyped Presidential event. I am sure it is close to unprecedented. Disdain perhaps?


52 posted on 05/28/2010 5:12:15 AM PDT by BushCountry ( I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparsion to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: Mich Patriot

What you say is true.


53 posted on 05/28/2010 5:14:18 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

The flags are behind the teleprompter


54 posted on 05/28/2010 5:15:46 AM PDT by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Foreign usurper.


55 posted on 05/28/2010 5:17:45 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer
Of course not - as the missus more or less said during the campaign - the Obastard is simply ashamed to be an American. Now we get to see that those weren't just petty little words - words have consequences, and we're living through the consequences of Obastard's self-hatred as an American. Yippee, politics as psychotherapy!


56 posted on 05/28/2010 5:19:42 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/7137/slide_7137_94303_large.jpg

Looks like a flying carpet..... arab the ahab.


57 posted on 05/28/2010 5:19:42 AM PDT by primatreat ( "O" time out. Go away and be "gay". You have made enough money.)
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To: combat_boots

“Thanks. Thanks a lot for this. I don’t watch him anymore if I can avoid it. At all costs. I’ll listen to a few of his words but am done with him after that. What he, his Apollo cronies, the Soros-funded institutes, Pelosi, Reid, Axelrod, Emanuel, Sunstein, and, now, perhaps, SCOTUS with Kagan, are doing to this country is something I am truly glad my forebears are not here to see. All that blood spilled for us, for me to live free. All that work and sacrifice. All that invention and exuberance. What 0bama—who is responsible—are doing is monstrous. We need Ronald Reagan, George Washington and John Adams, and we need them now.”

My thoughts exactly. Part of me thinks, “This grand experiment called ‘America’ was great while it lasted.” The other part of me thinks, “But the American spirit still lives and will overcome this.” The American flag is an affront to B.O. It’s like waving garlic in front of a vampire.


58 posted on 05/28/2010 5:24:19 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer
Here is a picture. No Flags!!!

Looks like a typical Muslim scene to me!

59 posted on 05/28/2010 5:26:44 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Venturer

I did. Sent to Rush, Hannity, Cavuto, BOR, Fox and Friends, general newsroom and Bill Bennett.


60 posted on 05/28/2010 5:55:57 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Exactly, the flag would have been to his left, out of camra angle


61 posted on 05/28/2010 5:57:37 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: SueRae

correction - to HIS right


62 posted on 05/28/2010 6:01:05 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: RoadTest

Is there a flag in the corner not shown?


63 posted on 05/28/2010 6:02:31 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That’s a press BRIEFING.


64 posted on 05/28/2010 6:02:44 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

This is good. The Amerikcan flag is repudiated nearly every time the American people go to the polls.


65 posted on 05/28/2010 6:03:40 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

I hope you don’t mind, but I shared your photo on my facebook page. This is something we need to get out especially since we know our media will not. Just look how they have not reported on the Sestak crime or the Gulf oil debacle.. This man is purely evil. Thanks so much for catching this.


66 posted on 05/28/2010 6:06:06 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (Our constitution was written so that we could have equal opportunity, not equal results.)
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To: Brugmansian; Retired Intelligence Officer

......Did a rat scurry across the stage before, during or after the conference....

The vile muslim communist obama is himself a rat!!!!

obama avoids traditional Memorial Day observances and our American flag because he HATES America!!!! He is repulsed by our military and our American traditions, the same way most of us are repulsed when we see a scurrying rat or cockroach!!!!

Obama especially hates the real America, such as Arizona or the rural areas that he said “cling to guns and religion”.

obama is working to turn America into a Third World dictatorship, with him as dictator. But he will be a puppet dictator, ruled by the banksters. So he gets to take many vacations and to play golf while oil spills and unemployment and Arizona-bashing continue, because even when he isn’t working to achieve his evil goals, the banksters and their minions are!!!!


67 posted on 05/28/2010 6:06:30 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer
Good observation!!

I wonder if I would have noticed. I do get rather disturbed by things like incorrect flag placement, but just leaving it out is so unexpected that I probably would not have noticed. But I really wasn't going to watch.

ML/NJ

68 posted on 05/28/2010 6:08:56 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: faucetman

“Is there a flag in the corner not shown?”

I don’t know. I wasn’t there.


69 posted on 05/28/2010 6:10:29 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: primatreat

>Looks like a flying carpet

Certainly does look like something that Bhagdad Bob would stand in front of during a pre-invasion press conference, doesn’t it. Wonder where they got the curtain. Any minarets on it? What is the specific pattern?


70 posted on 05/28/2010 6:12:15 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: muddler

Analysis: No, Barack Obama didn’t really utter these asinine words. Nor does it say much for the intelligence of a certain segment of the American population that they believe he, or any serious presidential candidate, actually did.


71 posted on 05/28/2010 6:15:45 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Pollster1


Next step - an islamic flag.


72 posted on 05/28/2010 6:32:47 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

That hand - it’s meant to calm. It’s meant to stifle. It’s meant to clean the seas & raise the stock market. He really thinks he has power - not the power of the presidential office - but personal power.


73 posted on 05/28/2010 6:44:24 AM PDT by carmody
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

They never retire...


74 posted on 05/28/2010 6:44:26 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
My guess is that his staff hastily threw the press conference together, and being the good Marxists they are, completely forgot about the flag.

Yes, that's Occam's Razor, for sure. It's probably the most likely explanation, after all. My interest was in the hypothetical reason if the lame-brain omission had been intentional.

You illustrate an excellent point, however. It takes conscious effort, unfortunately, not to give this cadre too much credit. I know better and shouldn't encourage the sort of mistaken thinking that can't conceive of the truth. Becoming president of the U.S. can't be that difficult, obviously. It's clearly easier than winning American Idol.

75 posted on 05/28/2010 6:54:56 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Be careful though. As soon as you say he is “the first President” to do a presser with no flags behind them, someone will find a picture of another President without flags.


76 posted on 05/28/2010 7:02:00 AM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

Good catch bump.


77 posted on 05/28/2010 7:22:39 AM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Check6
Also, note the presidential seal that is faded out on his podium.


78 posted on 05/28/2010 7:51:39 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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79 posted on 05/28/2010 7:52:37 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: GatorGirl
The only thing he hasn’t been able to change is the seal, although I’m sure he is dying to.

Looks to me that he has changed it. See my post further downthread from yours.

80 posted on 05/28/2010 7:57:50 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: houeto

...and his teleprompters ‘bow’ to him.


81 posted on 05/28/2010 8:03:57 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

looks more like some Middle Eastern or African despot yakfest


82 posted on 05/28/2010 8:06:06 AM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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To: Diogenesis

keep up the good work...you are a stalwart

someone has to remember those poor folks


83 posted on 05/28/2010 8:07:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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To: Prospero; Virginia Ridgerunner
It's probably the most likely explanation

I think it's exactly the opposite.

He has all sorts of bureaucrats working there who are holdovers from multiple administrations that are responsible for protocol. They knew what to do. Obama specifically had to order this.

ML/NJ

84 posted on 05/28/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

I noticed the same thing earlier this morning. Between that and the ridiculous gold curtain behind him, the whole thing looked decidedly unAmerican. Very Fitting.


85 posted on 05/28/2010 8:59:29 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

The teleprompters at a Q & A session was also surreal. How does anyone defend his lack of intelligence?

86 posted on 05/28/2010 9:28:28 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: houeto

You are right. I didn’t notice at first. I’m hoping it was the glare of the TV lights...I can’t believe he’d change the seal to “obama blue”. He obviously despises the rich blue and red of our flag, but still needs to use a different tone to appear patriotic.

The first anti-American president. Gag.


87 posted on 05/28/2010 10:47:14 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

As we all know, the Flag means nothing to him.


88 posted on 05/28/2010 12:38:33 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN or BUST.)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

obumpa


89 posted on 05/28/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That sure looks like a flag behind him on top of the White House seal.


90 posted on 05/28/2010 1:53:24 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: FreeAtlanta

Intentionally done. Remember, Obama covered up “IHS” at his Georgetown address in April ‘09.


91 posted on 05/28/2010 1:57:35 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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92 posted on 05/28/2010 3:30:28 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

There is a flag on top of the Hite House. It is possible a another flag is hidden on the left.


93 posted on 05/28/2010 4:24:45 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: muddler; RightOnline; faucetman; newfreep

Some (maybe all) of those quotes came from the AZ Conservative (satire)


94 posted on 05/28/2010 4:30:56 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

This seems like the sort of thing that would end up backfiring if we made a big deal about it. Sort of like the plan to show the birth certificates of the last 10 Presidents with an empty spot for Obama’s, which ended after it was discovered none of those other birth certificates could be found either.


95 posted on 05/28/2010 5:40:43 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: Domandred

I forgot the /s.


96 posted on 05/28/2010 5:49:47 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: faucetman; muddler

Agreed, and I’d hope the original poster might ask a mod to delete it.


97 posted on 05/28/2010 5:54:58 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: ml/nj
It's probably the most likely explanation

I think it's exactly the opposite.

He has all sorts of bureaucrats working there who are holdovers from multiple administrations that are responsible for protocol. They knew what to do. Obama specifically had to order this. - ML/NJ

I've had a change of mind as the topic came up in conversation tonight, and I agree. This, and the decision to omit the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington are probably O's way of scratching his middle finger at the nation, since his declining confidence numbers can't, after all, be his fault, right? (LOL)

Yup, you are probably right. The guy clearly doesn't get this country, and he has nothing but contempt for the people he managed to fool into voting for him in 2008.

This is Obama giving the country the finger.

98 posted on 05/28/2010 7:28:26 PM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer
I figured out where they got the curtains.


99 posted on 05/28/2010 8:13:12 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Another day, another bit of insanity from the spaghetti-noodle-in-chief.)
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To: Retired Intelligence Officer

But of course the teleprompters are visible.


100 posted on 05/28/2010 8:14:52 PM PDT by GreenStreak
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