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Some Turks call foul over Obama-Erdogan bat photo
Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 3, 2012 6:20pm EDT | Ece Toksabay and Alexandra Hudson

Posted on 08/03/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A photograph of U.S. President Barack Obama holding a baseball bat while talking on the phone to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan was intended to show their close relationship, a White House spokeswoman said, after the photo caused a stir in Turkey.

The two leaders spoke on Monday to discuss the crisis in Syria, after which the photograph of Obama seated at his desk, talking on the phone while holding a bat autographed by black-American baseball great Hank Aaron, was released by the White House.

"The photo reveals from whom our Prime Minister receives orders to rule the country," Metin Lutfi Baydar, a lawmaker with Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), said in a statement. …

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


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1 posted on 08/03/2012 6:15:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Husseins is the kind of guy who never hits anything past the infield and always gets picked last.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai
The people in nobama's press office must be complete idiots to release this picture claiming nobama is talking to another country's head of state. Dumbasses!

3 posted on 08/03/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: upchuck

What a gaffe that is. What an idiot.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 6:25:57 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Olog-hai

the guy is totally classless...and show NO respect for the office he holds...

I pray daily Americans will wake up and vote this guy back to Africa...


5 posted on 08/03/2012 6:28:21 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Parley Baer

Is there a country on earth that Obama hasn’t pissed off?


6 posted on 08/03/2012 6:39:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: Olog-hai
"[It] was intended to show their close relationship", a White House spokeswoman said.

Photobucket

7 posted on 08/03/2012 6:40:22 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Olog-hai

Everything this guy touches or does turns to...instant shiite.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 6:44:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: doc1019

iran.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Olog-hai
"holding a bat autographed by black-American baseball great Hank Aaron"

Thank you Reuters for focusing on the color of one's skin. I guess that somehow makes the bat more important? For cryin' out loud, we know who Hank Aaron is and what he accomplished and THAT had nothing to do with the spectrum.

10 posted on 08/03/2012 6:49:17 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: GnL

Ah so. batway bob to the rescue of obegone.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 6:49:34 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Olog-hai

the bat was a reply to sarah palin who had said the day before on Greta...”sometimes you’re the louisville slugger, baby...and sometimes you’re the ball”. Does the white house excuse for the bat make sense? No it doesn’t! It was a childish response to Sarah Palin!


12 posted on 08/03/2012 6:50:17 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: MestaMachine

LOL! Got me on that one, but the year is young. ;-)


13 posted on 08/03/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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14 posted on 08/03/2012 6:54:22 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: biggredd1

Gives a whole new meaning to moonbat, don’t it?


15 posted on 08/03/2012 6:56:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Parley Baer

To call this man a moron, would be unfair to morons....


16 posted on 08/03/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: doc1019

This begs the question, what is Obama afraid of that requires him to keep bat in-hand while in his temporary office?


17 posted on 08/03/2012 6:59:23 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: upchuck

Good grief, he looks like he’s never sat in a grown up’s chair before.

No wonder the photographer told him to hold the bat to try to put some measure of gravitas in the picture.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 7:10:20 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Olog-hai

I can see how it could be misunderstood. It was an incredibly stupid move by his press secretary, who is an incredibly stupid person.


19 posted on 08/03/2012 7:11:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why would this idiot even have a bat? Is he trying to look manly? As far as I know the only time he ever showed up on a diamond was when he was wearing his mom jeans threw the poor, very poorly, BTW, that one time. My point is: What’s his point in holding the bat? Why is it in his office? Uses it for a fly swatter or what?


20 posted on 08/03/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT by calex59
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To: biggredd1

She’s inside his wheelhouse, isn’t she?


21 posted on 08/03/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Olog-hai

I clicked on this thread expecting to see a picture of Michelle.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 7:32:26 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Olog-hai

23 posted on 08/03/2012 7:34:37 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Olog-hai

You are missing his point. He is pretending to be Tom Cruise’s character in “A Few Good Men”. The guy is one big pretender! I’m sure after he watches a Rocky movie he runs to his bedroom and punches his pillow in slow motion. And when Star Trek playing on movie night at the WH, him and Jay Carney run around with foam Spock ears on, giving each other the dreaded “Vulcan taint pinch”.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 7:48:53 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: Olog-hai

Zer0 should’a been holding a big piece of Moon Rock.


25 posted on 08/03/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SparkyBass

It is the reason Obama was holding it and not a Babe Ruth bat, though.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 8:12:55 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: SparkyBass

“Thank you Reuters for focusing on the color of one’s skin. I guess that somehow makes the bat more important? For cryin’ out loud, we know who Hank Aaron is and what he accomplished and THAT had nothing to do with the spectrum.”

What kind of s#$%$ would be stirred up if Reuters printed, something about “that great White American baseball figure, Babe Ruth”?

But, back to the subject, if I was a Turk, I’d be very offended. Maybe Hillary pulled out all of the adult supervision from the place. Or, more likely, they were tossed out.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 8:26:22 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Bshaw

Michelle.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 9:17:48 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t worry Turks.

The guy’s a sissy who would swing late, over swing and then chop the bat to the ground.....and then he would bring his hand to shield it from the sun as he wonders where the ball went, as if it would go very far if he ever connected.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 10:22:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

If this was a GOP prez we would have treated to a rant by a
TV shrink waxing analytic about how the US leader is so insecure
he is compelled to resort to manipulating a phalanx-like prop
while on the phone to a fellow leader to compensate for his own
percieved inadequacies, a sex/power dynamic.


30 posted on 08/04/2012 12:36:21 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Olog-hai; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: A photograph of U.S. President Barack Obama holding a baseball bat while talking on the phone to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan was intended to show their close relationship, a White House spokeswoman said--

Gadzooks! What planet are Obama's minions on? Yes, campers... you cannot make this stuff up!

31 posted on 08/04/2012 1:29:55 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Sivad
Phalanx-like?

OooooKAY!

32 posted on 08/04/2012 2:46:32 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1291 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void; Sivad
I think your spell-checker is corrupted. Consider a wipe and re-install.


33 posted on 08/04/2012 3:04:41 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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