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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:00 PM
Response to Reply #42
44. I don't think anyone here thinks the president meant to be photographed that way.
I doubt, too, that anyone would dispute the existence of bigger problems for Israel. "It's just a picture," however, fails as an excuse for any offense given.

If the caption says, "President Obama speaks with Prime Minister Netanyahu," or if the caption read that the two "exchange frnk views," some fraction of readers will associate Obama's pose with an attitude. We are, after all, easily swayed by imagery.
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  -Are you F'ing kidding me? Some Israelis Insulted By Obama Picture wndycty  Jun-10-09 10:09 AM   #0 
  - Oy vey...  scheming daemons   Jun-10-09 10:11 AM   #1 
  - "the Israeli people"?  onenote   Jun-10-09 11:10 AM   #28 
  - Good point  scheming daemons   Jun-10-09 11:36 AM   #37 
  - I was exactly thinking of the  Cha   Jun-10-09 11:25 AM   #31 
  - Bibi could see the shoes via telephone?  alsame   Jun-10-09 10:11 AM   #2 
  - I know! I guess I should get dressed before I call my Senators from now on.  billyoc   Jun-10-09 10:13 AM   #4 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-10-09 10:12 AM   # 
  - How do I SHOW someone my shoe while talking to them on the PHONE?  billyoc   Jun-10-09 10:12 AM   #3 
  - Too bad there wasn't some dog poo on his shoe! Now THAT would have been funny!  berni_mccoy   Jun-10-09 10:14 AM   #5 
  - Portuguese poo too.  asjr   Jun-10-09 10:19 AM   #7 
  - "It is not a Jewish custom necessarily..."  progdonkey   Jun-10-09 10:18 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, I guess there could be more read into that pic..  Cha   Jun-10-09 11:28 AM   #32 
  - The whole thing is absurd.  Beacool   Jun-10-09 10:21 AM   #8 
  - I wonder if the tops of those desks are polyurethaned  dalaigh lllama   Jun-10-09 10:30 AM   #12 
  - I don't know, I hope that it's protected.  Beacool   Jun-10-09 10:37 AM   #15 
     - It outlasted the Bush Administration.  Orsino   Jun-10-09 10:48 AM   #19 
     - It's there to be used  CreekDog   Jun-10-09 01:10 PM   #72 
     - Well look at it this way, Obama just added one more bit of history to the desk by . . .  InAbLuEsTaTe   Jun-10-09 04:19 PM   #90 
  - I think the POTUS has the prerogative to put his feet on the desk  Hippo_Tron   Jun-10-09 02:51 PM   #81 
  - It's not his desk.  Beacool   Jun-10-09 03:13 PM   #85 
     - No it's not, but I still think he has the prerogative to do with it as he wishes  Hippo_Tron   Jun-10-09 03:46 PM   #88 
     - jesus christ I hope you're kidding....  crimsonblue   Jun-10-09 06:27 PM   #100 
  - Oh dear...  JuniperLea   Jun-10-09 05:52 PM   #97 
  - That angle isn't working for me. I think those feet belong to someone else. Hillary?  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 10:21 AM   #9 
  - Did they know his pants were pulled down to his knees?  NYC_SKP   Jun-10-09 10:24 AM   #10 
  - ....  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 10:30 AM   #11 
  - Of him?  NYC_SKP   Jun-10-09 11:22 AM   #30 
  - Bad Pooch!!!!!  Beacool   Jun-10-09 12:20 PM   #54 
     - Beacool  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 12:43 PM   #61 
        - You do??????????  Beacool   Jun-10-09 12:46 PM   #62 
        - ....  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 12:53 PM   #69 
           - Hmmm, let me see how much cash I find under the sofa cushions.  Beacool   Jun-10-09 01:25 PM   #73 
           - Hey!  NYC_SKP   Jun-10-09 02:17 PM   #76 
              - I won't say what that is called, but it rhymes with oar...........  Beacool   Jun-10-09 03:15 PM   #86 
                 - Woof!  NYC_SKP   Jun-10-09 03:46 PM   #89 
                    - Yard dog indeed.............  Beacool   Jun-10-09 05:39 PM   #94 
        - BWAAHAAHAHA!  NYC_SKP   Jun-10-09 02:16 PM   #75 
  - ROTFL!  CitizenLeft   Jun-10-09 01:03 PM   #71 
  - LoL!! Shame on you!  Fire1   Jun-10-09 05:14 PM   #92 
  - I think the WH may have been trying to send a message with the photo  Thrill   Jun-10-09 10:33 AM   #13 
  - Hopefully it has nothing to do with post # 30. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-10-09 02:44 PM   #79 
  - Sensitivities are running high. They're grasping at straws.  Buzz Clik   Jun-10-09 10:35 AM   #14 
  - It could have been worse  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 10:37 AM   #16 
  - They are offended because they aren't Hillary's shoes. The only way to see up her dress.  LiberalFighter   Jun-10-09 10:43 AM   #17 
  - Emphasis on "some"  question everything   Jun-10-09 10:44 AM   #18 
  - Totes my goats.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-10-09 10:57 AM   #23 
  - Imagine how we'd feel...  Orsino   Jun-10-09 10:51 AM   #20 
  - Did Obama take the picture and send it to him? Should he have a blanket around his feet during all  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-10-09 10:52 AM   #21 
  - "It is not a Jewish custom necessarily, but Israel feels enough a part of the Middle East ...  Orsino   Jun-10-09 10:57 AM   #22 
     - Not if there were dozens of pictures of him doing it during call after call after call AND it wasn't  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-10-09 10:58 AM   #24 
     - WE know that Obama has often been photographed that way...  Orsino   Jun-10-09 11:36 AM   #36 
     - Is he 'flipping the bird'?  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 11:05 AM   #26 
     - No  Politicalboi   Jun-10-09 11:51 AM   #42 
     - I don't think anyone here thinks the president meant to be photographed that way.  Orsino   Jun-10-09 12:00 PM   #44 
     - Are you really trying to make that comparison?  Drunken Irishman   Jun-10-09 02:41 PM   #78 
        - I think you just did.  Orsino   Jun-10-09 04:52 PM   #91 
           - How can someone NOT take offense to the bird?  Drunken Irishman   Jun-10-09 05:14 PM   #93 
              - It depends on the cultural significance of a gesture.  Orsino   Jun-11-09 06:29 AM   #110 
  - Oh please...that would be intended..  Cha   Jun-10-09 11:29 AM   #33 
  - As I've said...  Orsino   Jun-10-09 11:42 AM   #39 
     - Yeah, sorry, I'll still have  Cha   Jun-10-09 12:12 PM   #51 
        - You don't have to apologize to me.  Orsino   Jun-10-09 12:28 PM   #59 
           - My ill feelings? Nah, I'm quite  Cha   Jun-10-09 12:51 PM   #65 
  - Bad analogy. Flipping the bird is a gesture, putting your feet up on a desk is not.  redqueen   Jun-10-09 11:50 AM   #41 
  - Decent analogy, I think.  Orsino   Jun-10-09 12:10 PM   #48 
     - Did I say the difference was due to which extremity was used?  redqueen   Jun-10-09 12:16 PM   #53 
        - What difference do you see, then...  Orsino   Jun-10-09 12:27 PM   #57 
  - Who gives a shit? They know we don't share their customs.  phleshdef   Jun-10-09 12:09 PM   #47 
  - Go USA! n/t  Orsino   Jun-10-09 12:11 PM   #49 
  - WTF? We can show American culture here in the USA!  NutmegYankee   Jun-10-09 06:51 PM   #105 
     - Yes.  Orsino   Jun-11-09 06:32 AM   #111 
  - Exactly!  NutmegYankee   Jun-10-09 06:49 PM   #104 
  - And yet, Obama isn't flipping the bird. He has his feet up on his desk.  NutmegYankee   Jun-10-09 06:49 PM   #103 
     - I don't think that either of us knows enough...  Orsino   Jun-11-09 06:40 AM   #113 
  - Well, the article DOES say "SOME Israelis..."  rocktivity   Jun-10-09 11:01 AM   #25 
  - Then they don't have to accept our aid any more. Easy. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-10-09 11:08 AM   #27 
  - One wonders what they would say if he was naked. LOL.  Catherine Vincent   Jun-10-09 11:10 AM   #29 
  - Faux outrage. They just love playing the victim.  invictus   Jun-10-09 11:30 AM   #34 
  - Much a shoe about nothing.  Robeson   Jun-10-09 11:35 AM   #35 
  - You should be brought to heel for that comment  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 11:37 AM   #38 
     - leather alone  onenote   Jun-10-09 11:47 AM   #40 
        - Sole mates?  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 11:59 AM   #43 
           - nah, just a pair of loafers  onenote   Jun-10-09 12:08 PM   #46 
              - Seriously, people have got the boot from DU for less.  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 12:13 PM   #52 
                 - then i better sneaker away  onenote   Jun-10-09 12:21 PM   #55 
                    - You better - all you've done so far is flip-flop.  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 12:27 PM   #58 
                       - are you moccasining me?  onenote   Jun-10-09 12:48 PM   #63 
                          - Huh - stiletto wit!  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 12:49 PM   #64 
                             - Ok, you two, stop it! I've had enough laughing for the day. nt  ItNerd4life   Jun-10-09 12:51 PM   #66 
                             - Oi ItNerd4life, are you trying to clog up this thread?  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 12:52 PM   #68 
                                - damn - I was planning on using the clogging line but had to go into a meeting. It was so on pointe.  onenote   Jun-10-09 03:23 PM   #87 
                                   - I had to pop out too, just a little check-up - but, phew, Dr Marten said I'm fine.  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 05:42 PM   #95 
                                      - you must be prada yourself. well, got to slipper out for a bit. adidas amigo  onenote   Jun-10-09 06:16 PM   #98 
                                         - set & match to onenote! I was going to use 'Puma', but maybe not a wise choice on DU?  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 06:26 PM   #99 
                                            - I'm so pumped!! (but not puma'd)  onenote   Jun-10-09 06:33 PM   #101 
                                               - Ugg!  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 06:35 PM   #102 
                             - Oh you three SHOE, get out of here!!!! Sorry ya'll didn't leave me much to work with. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-10-09 02:48 PM   #80 
                                - Hey Guy Whitey Corngood, you need to slingback outta here - right now.  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 02:54 PM   #82 
                                   - Well done ma'm well done indeed. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-10-09 02:59 PM   #83 
  - They spy on us repeatedly, shoot up one of our ships, sell us out to the russians ...  Ganja Ninja   Jun-10-09 12:04 PM   #45 
  - +1  Dappleganger   Jun-10-09 05:45 PM   #96 
  - So the fact that SOME people felt insulted...what about it?  Bonobo   Jun-10-09 12:11 PM   #50 
  - The bottom of the shoe has a very negative conotation in middle eastern culture  marshall   Jun-10-09 12:24 PM   #56 
  - Read the article  leftynyc   Jun-10-09 12:40 PM   #60 
  - That's nothing, check this-  masuki bance   Jun-10-09 12:52 PM   #67 
  - F**king hell  Jackeens   Jun-10-09 12:58 PM   #70 
  - Those are Americans, not Israelis and...  Bonobo   Jun-10-09 02:01 PM   #74 
  - Just like here in the US and every other country - there are nutjobs all over the world.  jillan   Jun-10-09 02:25 PM   #77 
  - Ok, now we have a shoegate  Hutzpa   Jun-10-09 03:00 PM   #84 
  - Why can't people like this find something that actually matters to have a fit about  Reterr   Jun-10-09 06:56 PM   #106 
  - Hey, at least he was dressed.  cagesoulman   Jun-10-09 07:09 PM   #107 
  - Yeah. THAT'S what's important.  Stellabella   Jun-10-09 11:02 PM   #108 
  - I am insulted by the lack of reasoning of those who were insulted.  Norrin Radd   Jun-11-09 03:03 AM   #109 
  - More importantly: Dag Barak! You're the president! You better get yourself to the shoestore!  HamdenRice   Jun-11-09 06:37 AM   #112 

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