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Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:29 AM

Obama Flashes Vulcan Salute With 'Uhura'

Obama Flashes Vulcan Salute With 'Uhura'

Nichelle Nichols, who played the character 'Uhura' in the original TV show 'Star Trek,' met President Obama in the White House back in February. But she finally received this photo in the mail yesterday, according to her Twitter feed, with the caption "Taken 2/29/12 in the Oval Office - Live Long & Prosper!"



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Reply Obama Flashes Vulcan Salute With 'Uhura' (Original post)
ProSense Apr 2012 OP
Ishoutandscream2 Apr 2012 #1
krispos42 Apr 2012 #2
Ishoutandscream2 Apr 2012 #3
athenasatanjesus Apr 2012 #8
lastlib Apr 2012 #30
Diclotican Apr 2012 #32
backscatter712 Apr 2012 #37
hifiguy Apr 2012 #38
pokerfan Apr 2012 #46
lastlib Apr 2012 #49
Diclotican Apr 2012 #33
Warren DeMontague Apr 2012 #56
Pisces Apr 2012 #4
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #5
ChicagoRonin Apr 2012 #6
Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2012 #18
turn off your mind Apr 2012 #7
redqueen Apr 2012 #10
great white snark Apr 2012 #26
Spazito Apr 2012 #44
hfojvt Apr 2012 #9
Playinghardball Apr 2012 #11
gordianot Apr 2012 #12
Richard D Apr 2012 #15
tru Apr 2012 #21
Diclotican Apr 2012 #34
csziggy Apr 2012 #27
hifiguy Apr 2012 #39
Hippo_Tron Apr 2012 #52
gordianot Apr 2012 #58
EmeraldCityGrl Apr 2012 #13
groundloop Apr 2012 #14
Beacool Apr 2012 #35
EmeraldCityGrl Apr 2012 #41
Beacool Apr 2012 #50
bullwinkle428 Apr 2012 #16
nolabear Apr 2012 #17
EmeraldCityGrl Apr 2012 #22
grantcart Apr 2012 #19
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #20
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #23
Matariki Apr 2012 #24
csziggy Apr 2012 #28
maxrandb Apr 2012 #36
eridani Apr 2012 #54
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #25
Rex Apr 2012 #43
Posteritatis Apr 2012 #55
DearAbby Apr 2012 #29
Iliyah Apr 2012 #31
hifiguy Apr 2012 #40
Rex Apr 2012 #42
Sen. Walter Sobchak Apr 2012 #45
freshwest Apr 2012 #47
Matariki Apr 2012 #48
Fumesucker Apr 2012 #51
FourScore Apr 2012 #53
loudsue Apr 2012 #57

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:36 AM

1. Oh boy, the birthers are going to have some trouble with this!

He wasn't born in Kenya - by God, he's from Vulcan!

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:38 AM

2. Which makes him an illegal alien in the most extreme sense! n/t

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:41 AM

3. Oh noes!! What are we gonna do?

I'm sure Orly Taitz is right on this!

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:18 PM

8. They would really hate a Vulcan president.

The logic would give them headaches.

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Response to athenasatanjesus (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:19 PM

30. Why? They had a Romulan Vice president (Cheney)!

(Or was he a Sith lord? I never could tell..................)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:29 PM

32. lastlib

lastlib

I think it was a Sith Lord - as A romulan vice president would be far to honest for the job Dick R. Cheney did when he was in office - but it would work right into the fold of what a Sith Lord could be able to do

Diclotican

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Response to lastlib (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:10 PM

37. Cheney would be a Cardassian. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #37)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:14 PM

38. You beat me to it.

My first thought.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #38)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:38 PM

46. The Tea Baggers = The Pakled


"We look for things. Things that make us go. Can you make us go?"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakled#Pakled

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #37)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 05:48 PM

49. You're basically right, except for the first syllable....

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Response to athenasatanjesus (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:33 PM

33. athenasatanjesus

athenasatanjesus

A Vulkan president, would blow the head of most member of the GOP, and maybe even most of the voters, who vote GOP.....
One the other hand, it would have been nice to have a Vulcan President in the White House - the logic a Vulcan President have, is maybe exactly what US need this days..

I for one, would like to be standing next to Uhuru. She was great in Star Trek - and i have all the movies, and series, and looking forward to the next installment who is due 2013...

Diclotican

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 05:22 AM

56. Lt. Uhura would kick their asses.

They mess with her at their extreme peril.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:50 AM

4. This cat is too cool!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:03 PM

5. K & R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:04 PM

6. President O's coolness factor

Okay, like a lot of Obama's supporters, I can't help but disappointed by some of his policies decisions (though, ultimately I am going to vote for him over the crazies in the GOP).

That being said, try looking at that photo and imagining any other president looking as cool doing what he is doing (Bush, Reagan, even Clinton).

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Response to ChicagoRonin (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:12 PM

18. I feel the same way.

You can't help but like the guy even when disappointed.

It's a beautiful photo in many ways. Especially considering the ground breaking work of Nichelle Nichols.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:14 PM

7. It's Illuminati.

 

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Response to turn off your mind (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:23 PM

10. ....

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Response to turn off your mind (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:56 PM

26. What the frack?

DU never ceases to amaze.

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Response to turn off your mind (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:30 PM

44. Oh no! The Illuminati got ya!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:20 PM

9. just one problem

When is Leonard Nimoy going to get to meet with Obama in the White House?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:25 PM

11. Now is the time for Obama to kick some of those nasty Klingon butts (err...a.k.a. Republicans)

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Response to Playinghardball (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:52 PM

12. I tend to look at the GOP as Ferengi, Klingons had more class.

Remember the Ferengi kept females at home and naked; which parallels similar GOP attitudes about women.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:04 PM

15. Exactly

The Ferengi are the epitome in pop culture of the Randian ideal.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:15 PM

21. novels

 

Read some of the followon novels, you will come to like Quark. (I always kind of liked him anyway

God, I miss Star Trek.

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Response to tru (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:41 PM

34. Tru

Tru

Or look at the series Deep space 9, where Quark hold one of the more known figures.. Even tho he play as a ferrengi, he is far more kind than most ferrengis - and for some reason, he like the Federation, and the Humans.. But he is also little scared about the Humans - mostly because he know that under the ferniss of civilization, Humans can be a beast. Something he warn his nephew about, when (in Season 6) the Federations, The Klingon's and after a long while also the Romulans was fighting the Dominion, who tried to conquer the whole of the Federation.. And also harm the other greater powers who is part of the universe of Star Trek..

Diclotican

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Response to gordianot (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:59 PM

27. The name Ferengi comes from "foreigner" in Arabic, apparently

"Ferengi" and similar terms are Arabic names for European traders, or for Westerners in general. The name is likely derived from the Arabic word faranj or ifranj, or Persian farangi, meaning "Franks". In Ethiopia, ferenj or ferenji has the same meaning, as does farang in Thai. The source of the name is likely from the Byzantine Greeks who were the Westerners' neighbors; this usage spread to the Near East, Asia, Africa and even China. Greeks still sometimes use fragkoi (φράγκοι as an exonym for Western Europeans, and the modern Greek term ferengios (φερέγγυος, ο φέρων- εγγύηση, ο δυνάμενος να εγγυηθεί literally translates as "the able to guarantee (himself)", the trust-worthy, and not only in a financial way! The term was used as a partially derogatory term in India to denote the British.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferengi#Etymology


Think of the business practices of the British East India Company and it is a perfect fit.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:16 PM

39. Bingo. Repukes are Ferengi. Every last one of them.

Klingons are honorable warriors with a samurai-like ethic.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:37 PM

52. With one exception, the Ferengi don't like war

They tend to think that any conflicts that lead to war can be solved more efficiently with peaceful bargaining.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #52)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 10:46 AM

58. Pretend capitalist are smarter than the one in real life who claims he is an expert.

RMoney would do well to read the laws of acquisition and profit. No pockets in a shroud, am sure they have considered that situation.

There are laws 34 and 35

34 Peace is good for business
35 War is good for business.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:54 PM

13. Obama is the first president

in my lifetime that has a clue about American pop culture What I wouldn't give to
see one debate on pop culture. Rombot would prove he's been living on that planet
Joseph Smith promised him.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:01 PM

14. I dunno' - Bill Clinton seemed pretty much with it

He even played a pretty decent saxophone.

This brings to mind GHWB, on the other hand, who went to a supermarket and was in total awe with the bar code scanners.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:43 PM

35. Bill Clinton, you forgot him.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #35)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:21 PM

41. True that. Clinton

at that time was the hippest guy in the room.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #41)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:02 PM

50. Bill will always be the Big Dawg.

I remember being quite young and so impressed seeing a presidential candidate play the sax on late night TV. I was also equally impressed with his smart wife.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:06 PM

16. Romney wishes he were there, so he could attempt to communicate in Romluan.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:06 PM

17. Obama's Platform: Live Long and Prosper.

The GOP's Platform? What's Vulcan for "Fuck you"?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:42 PM

22. In Vulcan.


The best way to insult someone in a Vulcan stylee is to take an existing insult, and modify it so that it sounds like something a Vulcan would say. Vulcans wouldn't use foul language or slang, they would merely explain what they were going to do to you if you didn't shut up.


In English: Fuck you or shut up

In Vulcan: If you do not refrain from misinforming the voters due to your propensity for lying, I will be forced to remove your head and defecate into your esophageal passage.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:13 PM

19. I think that they did a great job fixing his ears

Artist rendering of what it looked before the operation;

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:13 PM

20. I LOVE Nichelle...great lady...

Glad to see she's doing well.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:50 PM

23. He looks more than happy...

...he looks excited! I think he's a closet Trekkie. Not gonna go over well with the Star Wars crowd.

He needs to get Chewbacca on board with the campaign.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:53 PM

24. OMG she's gorgeous.

How old is she?

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Response to Matariki (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:01 PM

28. Born December 28, 1932 - and she looks less than 60!

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Response to Matariki (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:08 PM

36. So beautiful I almost am suffering from pon farr n/t

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Response to Matariki (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 04:22 AM

54. Everyone should be so lucky as to age that well n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:55 PM

25. How long before the bigots claim it's a gang sign?

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #25)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:27 PM

43. They are still busy dancing on a poor kids grave.

They have their hierarchy of 'sick and evil fucking' things that are on their daily list to do and the Martin murder is still first and foremost.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 05:21 AM

55. Probably about as long as it took for "terrorist fist bump" to show up awhile back. (nt)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:06 PM

29. SHIT!!!

Birthers now have evidence Obama is an Alien from the planet Vulcan. SHIT SHIT This is HUGH!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:23 PM

31. The Klingon Empire have

honor and that is absolutely not the GOP.

I'll say the GOP reminds me of the Romulan Empire. They are cold and brutal and greedy as hell.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:18 PM

40. I just knew that the POTUS

was a Trek fan. Very cool!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:24 PM

42. Live long and prosper.

Something foreign to the Repukes 'mindthink'.


They had to use the military (and failed), Obama uses his brain and smile.

Google; miserable failure

Not true Rex, if I was still Grand Commander Bunnypants I would have you watortured!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:32 PM

45. Obama is a trekie?

My father just might vote for a Republican once before passing on after-all.

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #45)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 04:28 PM

47. How about Martians? Surely you heard about Obama and Marvin the Martian here.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 04:59 PM

48. As a girl geek, I have to say, I'm proud of our first geek President!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:48 PM

51. It was Martin Luther King Jr who talked Nichelle Nichols out of leaving Star Trek..

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:05 PM

53. She's still beautiful. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:29 AM

57. She is really beautiful.

I wish I were aging like that!

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