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  • Top 10 Obama gift-giving excuses

    03/10/2009 8:50:02 AM PDT · by Osama Obama · 9 replies · 702+ views
    The Wit Hits the Fan ^ | 03/10/09 | jay
    Top 10 gift-giving excuses from Barack Obama: 10. What’s wrong with 25 DVDs as a gift? He thought they were great before he re-gifted them. 9. The Shamwow! wouldn’t have been delivered in time. 8. DVDs can be a vital public policy tool. The Titanic was the inspiration for Obama’s economic policy. 7. The White House gift shop was all out of Abe Lincoln beards. 6. It was a fiscally responsible gift. By giving the British Prime Minister 25 DVDs, he is saving their nation from potential late fees from Blockbuster. 5. Rush Limbaugh told him DVDs would be an...
  • Obama Gift Gaffe

    03/09/2009 12:38:39 PM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 79 replies · 5,221+ views
    ...So what does Gordon Brown do? He comes to meet with the president and he gives him a set of pens made from the wood of the USS Resolute to match the desk that should be in a museum. He gives him a matching set of pens. Barack Obama hands him a basket -- I'm not kidding you, hands him a basket of DVDs that he can't play....Michelle Obama goes downstairs, grabs a couple of boxes of Marine One helicopter models and gives them to Mrs. Brown: "Here, this is for you." ....And the worst part of it is the...
  • Iowahawk: Give the Gift of Stuff

    03/09/2009 11:53:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 789+ views
    Iowahawk | March 9, 2009 | David Burge
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  • British press aghast at 'cheap' Obama gift (Hillary’s gaffe: pushes wrong button with Russians)

    03/09/2009 3:52:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2,361+ views
    Moldova .org ^ | 3/07/09
    British press aghast at 'cheap' Obama giftMarch 07, 2009 British newspapers are upset over what they see as rude treatment given to Prime Minister Gordon Brown by U.S. President Barack Obama this week, observers say. The London dailies criticized Obama's treatment of Brown during his state visit to Washington this week on several fronts, including alleged cheap gift-giving, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. President Obama has been rudeness personified toward Britain, The Daily Telegraph wrote Friday. His handling of the visit of the prime minister, Gordon Brown, to Washington was appalling. The main point of contention was an...
  • Obama's British 'Gift Gaffe' Not Reported By U.S. Media

    03/08/2009 6:20:38 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 12 replies · 822+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 3/8/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Obamas, Barack and Michelle both, pretty much diplomatically botched the recent visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife. Oddly enough, the U.S. Old Media seems uninterested in the story that is a hot topic in England, a story that's left many Brits a bit miffed. As the visit of the national leader of our closest ally began, the President informed the Brits that he wouldn't be attending the joint press conference that was planned to be held once PM Brown's plane touched down. This threw the visiting delegation into a tizzy leaving them scrambling to explain...
  • Obama's British 'Gift Gaffe' Not Reported By U.S. Media

    The Obamas, Barack and Michelle both, pretty much diplomatically botched the recent visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife. Oddly enough, the U.S. Old Media seems uninterested in the story that is a hot topic in England, a story that's left many Brits a bit miffed.
  • Cheapskate In Chief's Toy Helicopter Gift ($4.11) [Photo and Link]

    03/06/2009 2:02:46 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 106 replies · 3,075+ views
    The British press has identified the Marine One toy the Cheapskate In Chief gave the British Prime Minister's children and noted that it was available on Amazon for $15.00. Turns out it's only $4.11 on Amazon. Click here for Amazon webpage and price.
  • Obama gives lousy gift, pisses off British Prime Minister

    03/06/2009 6:44:55 AM PST · by slomark · 69 replies · 2,778+ views
    EXCERPT: British Prime Minister Brown wanted to make a good first impression in his first meeting with President Obama. So he gave him an ornamental penholder hand-carved from the timbers of a Victorian anti-slave ship once called the HMS President. President Obama reciprocated by giving Brown a handful of DVDs. Seriously. President Obama gave the prime minister of our closest ally, a nation that reveres the “special relationship” between our two countries, a bunch of DVDs.
  • Obama to Meet Queen, Planning Gift of CD Box Set

    03/06/2009 4:53:12 AM PST · by chickadee · 70 replies · 2,239+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 3-6-2009 | Scott Ott
    When Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited the White House this week, he received from the Obamas a collection of Top 25 American movies on DVD and his sons got toy versions of the president’s Marine One helicopter. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the president has also put a lot of thought into what gift to present to Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace. White House insiders report Mr. Obama has narrowed it down to a CD box set, Queen: The Crown Jewels, or a queen-sized mattress.
  • Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown to reaffirm the 'special relationship': 25 DVDs

    03/05/2009 8:43:42 AM PST · by pissant · 222 replies · 4,624+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3/5/09 | Joe Murphy
    Gordon Brown has been given a collection of 25 classic American films on DVD as his official gift from Barack Obama. The Prime Minister flew home from his successful trip to Washington this morning with the 'special collector's box' of films hidden in his luggage. No 10 had tried to keep the present a secret, refusing to answer reporters who asked what President Obama had given to mark the reaffirmation of the special relationship. However, the Evening Standard discovered the truth through White House insiders.
  • Let's tell Britain we value their friendship!

    03/09/2009 7:10:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 624+ views
    British Embassy in the United States ^ | March 9, 2009 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you feel like I do that Present_ent Obama snubbed our greatest ally, the UK, here is their embassy's contact information: British Embassy, Washington, United States British Embassy 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008 Telephone: (1) (202) 588 6500 Fax: (1) (202) 588 7870 Chancery ...or go to the Feedback link.
  • President Neophyte Meets the Brits

    03/08/2009 5:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 858+ views
    4 Borders Pundit ^ | March 8, 2009
    An article from the British press… Fresh off pummeling American conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh into cultural oblivion, his every verbal punch aided by the pecs and pseudo-six-pack that MSM closeteers and cheerleaders have presented to the US public since before Obama Christ was a carpenter, President Obama swaggered back into the White House, wiped off his sweaty bod with a towel purloined from the White House Gift Shop, and presented it to visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, along with 25 Region 1 DVDs (which can’t play in Britain). “Here, have some of these lickeys and chewys,” said Obama,...
  • The Great De Stabilization

    03/08/2009 9:40:11 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 19 replies · 678+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2009 | Mark Steyn
    British prime minister Gordon Brown thought long and hard about what gift to bring on his visit to the White House last week. Barack Obama is the first African-American president, so the prime minister gave him an ornamental desk-pen holder hewn from the timbers of one of the Royal Navy’s anti-slaving ships of the 19th century, HMS Gannet. Even more appropriate, in 1909 the Gannet was renamed HMS President. The president’s guest also presented him with the framed commission for HMS Resolute, the lost British ship retrieved from the Arctic and returned by America to London, and whose timbers were...
  • Have Anybody Saw A Waaahmbulance? (Being Present_ent sure is hard!)

    03/07/2009 7:44:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 588+ views
    Six Meat Buffet ^ | March 7, 2009 | Preston Taylor Holmes
    Being President sure is hard. Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. Unfortunately for us, this is President Hussein’s first actual job. No wonder he’s so stressed and sleep-deprived. Perhaps he’s spent too much time building that frame for Henrietta Hughes’ new house. But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama’s inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let...
  • "Solipsistic" Michelle Obama spends $15 on Gordon Brown children in diplomatic humiliation

    03/05/2009 3:08:45 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 122 replies · 5,597+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE ^ | March 5, 2009 | Freeper "Spiff"
    Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown: 25 classic films Joe Murphy March 5, 2009http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23657981-details/Obama's+blockbuster+gift+for+Brown:+25+classic+films/article.do ...Sarah Brown gave Sasha and Malia Obama an outfit each from Topshop, which has just opened its first American store in New York. She also picked six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America. In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John...     http://whitehouse.merchantcart.net/mainshopping.cfm?icg_id=10&showsku_ID=434&Show=PURCHASE  
  • Obama's Blockbuster Gift for Brown: 25 DVDs (The Big Spender)

    03/06/2009 3:31:35 AM PST · by Doogle · 71 replies · 2,551+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 3/06/09 | FOX
    Let's hope he's a Star Wars fan. President Obama gave British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of 25 classic American films to mark his historic visit to the White House, British media reported on Friday.
  • Dear Prime Minister Brown: We're So Sorry

    03/06/2009 3:40:12 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 92 replies · 3,318+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | March 6, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    Orlando - British Consulate Address: Suite 2110 Sun Trust Center 200 South Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32801 Telephone General: 407 254 3300 Email: AskOrlando@fco.gov.uk Dear Prime Minister Brown, On behalf of my fellow Americans, we offer you a sincere apology for the behavior of our usurper president and his angry and conflicted wife. Please know that we cherish our relationship with Great Britain and always have. The treatment you received during your recent visit to the White House is shameful. We apologize for the rude and ignorant manner in which you and your family were subjected. Know that this is...
  • Obama Acknowledges America's Relationship with Britain by Giving Brown...25 DVD's

    03/06/2009 6:07:38 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 44 replies · 990+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | March 6, 2009 | Captain Thurston
    Are you kidding me? He could have least got the man a watch. Or a nice bottle of wine. Hell, even a Snuggie would have been a better gift. George and Weezie are just way out of their league in this realm. And it occurred to me. No doubt these DVDs were made in China. Thanks for supporting the American economy asshat. As he headed back home from Washington, Gordon Brown must have rummaged through his party bag with disappointment. Because all he got was a set of DVDs. Barack Obama, the leader of the world's richest country, gave the...
  • Obama's Blockbuster Gift for Brown: 25 DVDs

    03/06/2009 11:06:53 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 46 replies · 1,574+ views
    Let's hope he's a Star Wars fan. President Obama on Thursday gave British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of 25 classic American movies to mark his historic visit to the White House. Brown, the first European leader to visit Obama since his Jan. 20 inauguration, was presented with a "special collector's box" of DVDs during his two-day visit to Washington. Downing Street, which reportedly tried to keep the present a secret, declined to say what movies were included in the set. "One reason for the secrecy might be that the gift seems markedly less generous and thoughtful than the...
  • London aghast at President Obama over gifts given to Prime Minister Brown

    03/07/2009 12:30:19 AM PST · by Plutarch · 74 replies · 4,142+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 7th 2009, | David Saltonstall
    You'd think President Obama had booted the Brits out of America — again! London newspapers are howling over a string of alleged snubs by Obama to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown during his visit to Washington last week — including a squabble over presidential gift-giving. "President Obama has been rudeness personified towards Britain," sniffed The Daily Telegraph Friday. "His handling of the visit of the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to Washington was appalling." The list of complaints is longer than the Magna Carta: Obama canceled a planned, podium-to-podium news conference with Brown (actually, none was ever scheduled); he recently removed...
  • The Not-So-Special Relationship: Why Obama Snubbed Gordon Brown

    03/07/2009 10:23:52 AM PST · by AJKauf · 88 replies · 2,904+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 7 | Mike McNally
    The exchange of gifts seemed to say it all: for Barack Obama, an ornamental pen holder carved from the timbers of the HMS Gannet, a British naval vessel that took part in the battle to end the slave trade; for Gordon Brown, a box set of classic American movies on DVD. Personally, I’m a big fan of giving DVD box sets as presents. Not only are they cheap, but they look impressive on a bookshelf and can be handily purchased at short notice, due to the fact that they’re piled high in stores that can’t get rid of them. In...
  • Obama Administration Raises US Stature By Offering World Leaders Cheap Novelty Gifts (satire)

    03/07/2009 12:48:22 PM PST · by WrightOnTarget · 19 replies · 716+ views
    The Powers That Be ^ | 3-7-09 | Doug Powers
    MOSCOW (PNN): Following through on a campaign promise to raise the stature of the United States in the eyes of nations that view America unfavorably after eight years of George W. Bush, the Obama Administration has dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a worldwide tour intended to unclench the fists of nations the US has treated poorly by offering them cheap, plastic novelty gifts. First stop: MoscowThis week, Clinton gave her Russian counterpart a plastic box sporting a "reset" button, symbolic of the Obama Administration's willingness to reset relations with Moscow. Here is the novelty item Secretary Clinton presented...
  • Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

    03/07/2009 12:16:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 742 replies · 23,641+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 7, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president has facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a...
  • PREZ BILL KEPT DOZENS OF FOREIGN GIFTS SECRET

    10/10/2002 12:00:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 38 replies · 1,306+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/10/02 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>October 10, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton was showered with pricey gifts while he was in office from the leaders of Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, but he didn't disclose them because they were earmarked for his presidential library in Arkansas, a new report yesterday revealed.</p>