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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:28 PM

In Thailand, Obama Asks Buddhist Monk For Prayers On Budget (love the pic w/Obama and Clinton)

nice to see the big smiles!



On the first stop of his Asia trip, President Barack Obama visited the Wat Pho monastery, and asked a monk for prayers for he and other U.S. leaders to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff.

According to the White House pool report, Obama arrived at the "colorful and ornate Buddhist temple in the Phra Nakhon district" of Bangkok, Thailand, where he was given a tour by Head Monk Chaokun Suthee Thammanuwat.

"Yes we're working on this budget, we're going to need a lot of prayer for that," Obama quipped to him.

Obama and congressional leaders held what was thought to be a positive meeting at the White House on Friday as talks began in earnest to deal with trillions in spending and tax decisions due by the end of the year.

At a press conference later Sunday evening, Obama explained his joke to reporters.

"I'm confident that we can get our fiscal situation dealt with," he said. "I believe in prayer."

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Reply In Thailand, Obama Asks Buddhist Monk For Prayers On Budget (love the pic w/Obama and Clinton) (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
glowing Nov 2012 #1
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #2
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #3
DonViejo Nov 2012 #4
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #5
DonViejo Nov 2012 #10
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #11
On the Road Nov 2012 #6
leftstreet Nov 2012 #7
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #8
leftstreet Nov 2012 #9
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #12

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:32 PM

1. Glad he wore socks without holes in them.

Secretary Clinton has bare feet.

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Response to glowing (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:34 PM

2. good catch.... I didn't even notice that?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:39 PM

3. Why cant they wear socks?

Bare feet are dirtier than a clean pair of socks

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. Shoes are not worn inside a Buddhist temple or a Thai home. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:47 PM

5. Ok. They should at least wear socks. nt

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:01 PM

10. No. If you have socks on, wear them. No socks, barefoot is more than fine.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:10 PM

11. Yes, but then youre in danger of contracting germs from sweatty feet :0

I pass.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:48 PM

6. This Monastery --

"Wat Fo" ?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:52 PM

7. This is embarrassing. Praying over a fake 'fiscal cliff?'

Jesus Jumping Christ on a Pogo Stick!

Here's an idea: institute a fucking Jobs Program, raise wages, tax rich people, cut military spending

All this can be done without bothering any Gods

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:55 PM

8. It was a joke.

Lighten up.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:57 PM

9. LULZ! Working class decimation is so funneh! n/t

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:56 PM

12. Hey, if you think so.

Don't know why you would.

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