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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-05-09 02:02 PM
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Edited on Thu Mar-05-09 02:02 PM by rvablue
Hyperbole, anyone? :crazy:

Get over it.

George Bush drove our country over a cliff. Obama and his colleague across the ocean, Mr. Brown, are trying to fix things.

Get outraged over the last eight years!!! This is petty shit-stirring my the far RW Daily Mail, which tried to stir up some faux controversy a few weeks ago when a bust of Churchill was returned to Great Britain per a previously agreed upon time.

I can only imagine the hand-wringing that would have gone on if President Obama had given a more luxurious or expensive or rare gift:


This is such a non-issue, made-up controversy it's seriously laughable!!! :rofl:
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  -25 DVDs? This looks really bad. Is there something missing from the story? FudaFuda  Mar-05-09 01:48 PM   #0 
  - Your concern is duly noted. Thank you.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-05-09 01:50 PM   #1 
  - +1  bicentennial_baby   Mar-05-09 01:51 PM   #5 
  - I wonder if any Ron Howard movies are in that collection...  KittyWampus   Mar-05-09 02:26 PM   #53 
     - I wonder there are any Reagan movies in the collection  marshall   Mar-05-09 08:58 PM   #136 
  - +1  LostinVA   Mar-05-09 02:43 PM   #80 
  - And if Bush had done exactly the same?  Lorien   Mar-06-09 12:29 AM   #164 
  - who the fuck cares?  Teaser   Mar-05-09 01:51 PM   #2 
  - Profane, but so very appropriate.  Number23   Mar-05-09 08:44 PM   #128 
  - I'm very concerned about this.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-05-09 01:51 PM   #3 
  - Likely Region 1 discs as well  bigworld   Mar-05-09 01:51 PM   #4 
  - This is too funny  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 01:52 PM   #7 
  - LOL  Zywiec   Mar-05-09 01:54 PM   #8 
  - He'll get the multi region DVD player on his next visit I'm sure. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Mar-05-09 02:11 PM   #22 
  - Can you edit your headline to follow our LBN guidelines? Thanks.  catzies   Mar-05-09 01:51 PM   #6 
  - Well, I tried, but the editing period had expired and the post moved. n/t  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 01:55 PM   #9 
  - What's missing is a real news source  NMMNG   Mar-05-09 01:56 PM   #10 
  - Not any more...  Psephos   Mar-05-09 01:58 PM   #12 
     - That doesn't mention any "DVD set of classic movies"  NMMNG   Mar-05-09 02:02 PM   #15 
        - I was posting about the larger issue of whether Obama snubbed Brown...but here's a specific link  Psephos   Mar-05-09 02:13 PM   #26 
           - The Evening Standard is a tabloid put out by the same publisher as the Daily Mail  NMMNG   Mar-05-09 02:21 PM   #45 
           - You know, by omitting the gratuitous insult, you might encourage actual dialog  Psephos   Mar-05-09 03:07 PM   #103 
              - You obviously missed the point  NMMNG   Mar-05-09 06:16 PM   #119 
                 - Yopu picked the wrong tabloid..  sendero   Mar-05-09 08:53 PM   #134 
                 - I originally read your comment as snark...but have reconsidered  Psephos   Mar-06-09 02:01 PM   #171 
           - It's not that much of a confirmation - the same company owns the Mail and Evening Standard  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-05-09 02:34 PM   #69 
              - yes, of course...but it was the first up in Google News...I leave it to others to dig deeper n/t  Psephos   Mar-05-09 02:53 PM   #90 
  - That is embarrassing ... To make matters even worse it was the Nicholas Cage collection.  Lost in CT   Mar-05-09 01:56 PM   #11 
  - LOL  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 01:59 PM   #13 
  - only if they were foolish enough to include national secrets II...  dysfunctional press   Mar-05-09 09:03 PM   #138 
     - Gordon Brown's gift sounded like something from that movie  Lost in CT   Mar-05-09 09:39 PM   #144 
        - that was what i was thinking of as well...  dysfunctional press   Mar-05-09 09:46 PM   #146 
  - HUMILIATING! HEADS SHOULD ROLL! WAAAAAAY WRONG!!!  rvablue   Mar-05-09 02:02 PM   #14 
  - well, excuuuuuuuse me.  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 02:06 PM   #18 
     - There is probably a lot missing from your story. I think it is very nice  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:13 PM   #25 
     - Seriously, just because he's the president  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 02:15 PM   #29 
        - hey look  CountAllVotes   Mar-05-09 02:58 PM   #95 
        - I dreamt I led the St. Patricks Day Parade in my Erin Go Braugh.  RushIsRot   Mar-06-09 02:16 AM   #169 
        - Yeah, at least he didn't give him some ugly comemorative plates!  alarimer   Mar-05-09 11:48 PM   #157 
     - Feeds what "fish" exactly. You mean the bottom feeders who are in search of  rvablue   Mar-05-09 02:15 PM   #30 
        - i'll give ya that.  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 02:18 PM   #39 
           - I'm confused. Are you calling yourself a "You mean the bottom feeders who are in search of any pie  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:39 PM   #76 
  - Hey the collection had Psycho, just in case Gordon was feeling nostalgic for W.  Stevenmarc   Mar-05-09 02:04 PM   #16 
  - thought-provoking than 25 classic American films on DVD. Hummm  RB TexLa   Mar-05-09 02:04 PM   #17 
  - Movie list...  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:08 PM   #19 
  - No "Big Lebowski"? That *is* a crime!  Reader Rabbit   Mar-05-09 02:12 PM   #24 
  - Dude!  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-05-09 02:17 PM   #33 
  - The dude abides.  Reader Rabbit   Mar-05-09 04:11 PM   #113 
  - Forget it, Donny. You're out of your element.  Ezlivin   Mar-05-09 03:23 PM   #109 
  - LOL, 2001?  ContinentalOp   Mar-05-09 02:27 PM   #56 
  - No Dr. Strangelove?  cherokeeprogressive   Mar-05-09 09:52 PM   #148 
  - awww man...everyone seen most if not all of those...  Blue_Tires   Mar-05-09 02:32 PM   #66 
  - A boxed set of the entire _Battlestar Galactica_ series, _plus Firefly._ nt  tblue37   Mar-05-09 09:47 PM   #147 
  - Wow- I have all of those films except for  Fiendish Thingy   Mar-05-09 03:22 PM   #108 
  - maybe they should come up with a 100 movie set for diplomatic purposes...  dysfunctional press   Mar-05-09 04:33 PM   #117 
  - I would have included "Assault of the Killer Bimbos"  Buns_of_Fire   Mar-05-09 04:43 PM   #118 
  - What about: The Brother From Another Planet?  Chemical Bill   Mar-05-09 07:58 PM   #121 
  - What about: Gosford Park?  Chemical Bill   Mar-05-09 08:00 PM   #122 
  - What about: Spinal Tap?  Chemical Bill   Mar-05-09 08:01 PM   #123 
  - What about: Fast Times At Ridgemont High?  Chemical Bill   Mar-05-09 08:04 PM   #124 
  - What about: Fahrenheit 9/11?  Chemical Bill   Mar-05-09 08:09 PM   #125 
  - That was an English movie...  WCGreen   Mar-05-09 08:50 PM   #132 
  - What about "It Happened One Night" or "Night at the Opera?"  intheflow   Mar-05-09 08:39 PM   #126 
  - Thanks, uppityperson! Gordo needs a follow--up gift...  Octafish   Mar-05-09 09:53 PM   #149 
  - Three Days of the Condor?  Chemical Bill   Mar-06-09 06:58 AM   #170 
  - What an omission: "Surf Nazis Must Die" isn't on the list!  struggle4progress   Mar-05-09 10:11 PM   #152 
  - No Bill & Ted?!  AyanEva   Mar-06-09 12:04 AM   #158 
  - I think that pretty much everyone here and in Britain has seen them all  Lorien   Mar-06-09 12:24 AM   #161 
  - "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"  question everything   Mar-06-09 01:28 AM   #166 
  - I'm outraged.  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:09 PM   #20 
  - Even MORE embarrassing...  Lance_Boyle   Mar-05-09 02:10 PM   #21 
  - Your joke reminds me of this cringe-worthy embarrassment by Bush re: Blair  rvablue   Mar-05-09 02:21 PM   #47 
  - snort. How did I miss that one. Do we REALLY want to know the back story? Maybe  KittyWampus   Mar-05-09 02:27 PM   #57 
  - ROFL...  SidDithers   Mar-05-09 02:37 PM   #74 
     - Exactly what I was thinking.  Iggo   Mar-05-09 02:59 PM   #97 
  - Fox News will have a 2-hour program on this.  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 02:13 PM   #28 
  - What an outrage. He should have gotten him "Now That's What I Call Country 8."  Occam Bandage   Mar-05-09 02:13 PM   #27 
  - Don't forget Kidz Bop!!!!  Kalyke   Mar-05-09 02:40 PM   #77 
  - Still better than vomiting on a foreign leader  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 02:16 PM   #31 
  - CALL CONGRESS RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!!!!!!!  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:16 PM   #32 
  - Its time for IMPEACHMENTS  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:17 PM   #36 
  - That goddam socialist motherfucker.  Vickers   Mar-05-09 02:17 PM   #34 
  - FUCKING SANDALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!1 11111111111 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIESLY! !!!!!  Warren DeMontague   Mar-05-09 02:17 PM   #35 
  - Were they at least Blu-Ray?  cherokeeprogressive   Mar-05-09 02:17 PM   #37 
  - Oh good god don't open that can of worms... (And in probability no)  Lost in CT   Mar-05-09 11:40 PM   #154 
  - You're on a roll Keep them coming  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 02:18 PM   #41 
  - IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT THE STOCK MARKET IS CRASHING!!!11111  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:21 PM   #44 
     - ITS CAUSE HE'S BEEN TRADING CLASSIC AMERICAN DVD'S!!!!!  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:22 PM   #48 
  - 60 Minutes is doing a piece on this Sunday.  BuyingThyme   Mar-05-09 02:18 PM   #40 
  - And, by the way, I'd rather have the DVDs.  BuyingThyme   Mar-05-09 02:19 PM   #43 
  - Is it too late to get W back?  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:18 PM   #42 
  - This Is What's Missing:  Beetwasher   Mar-05-09 02:21 PM   # 
  - swaying of public opinion by the press is always important and worth noticing.  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 02:24 PM   #50 
     - People who have a problem with the 25 DVDs vs. a pen.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-05-09 02:25 PM   #52 
     - Well one is historical and thoughtful and one is a Fathers day gift you  Lost in CT   Mar-05-09 11:44 PM   #155 
     - People who are swayed by press like this.  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:30 PM   #61 
     - Worth Noticing Only By Idiots  Beetwasher   Mar-05-09 02:45 PM   #81 
        - He somehow dodged the granite cookie  Wednesdays   Mar-05-09 10:16 PM   #153 
        - Then I'm an idiot.  amandabeech   Mar-08-09 01:48 PM   #175 
  - By the way I would appreciate 25 DVD's more than a broken piece of old boat.  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:21 PM   #46 
  - *wipes tears from eyes*  AyanEva   Mar-06-09 12:07 AM   #159 
  - you hear that?  Shakespeare   Mar-05-09 02:23 PM   #49 
  - No thats the sound of all those region 1 dvd's not working in Gordon Browns DVD player.  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:25 PM   #51 
     - Maybe it's disguised as movies but really porn  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 02:26 PM   #54 
        - Well Obama has made a mistake cause everyone knows Brits only like Elf porn.  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:27 PM   #55 
           - LOL  cabbage08   Mar-05-09 02:40 PM   #78 
  - Did the American classics include Charles Chaplin and Stan Laurel?  thereismore   Mar-05-09 02:28 PM   #58 
  - You know what would be funny?  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:28 PM   #59 
  - V FOR VENDETTA!  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 02:32 PM   #64 
  - You think he threw in that Seven Samurai special edition?  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:33 PM   #67 
  - The Daily Mail is your source?  TZ   Mar-05-09 02:28 PM   #60 
  - I really hate this guy I know so fucking much. I'm going to give him 25 DVD's.  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:30 PM   #62 
  - What can I do to get you to hate me and send me 25 Classic DVDs?  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:34 PM   #70 
  - Be British.  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:35 PM   #71 
  - LOL that sounds like something straight out of a Douglas Adams novel. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Mar-05-09 09:58 PM   #150 
  - The responses to a thread like this are exactly why I love DU!!  azmouse   Mar-05-09 02:31 PM   #63 
  - I love the way DM makes shit up. eom  varkam   Mar-05-09 02:32 PM   #65 
  - Humiliating? No. If he attempted to molest Brown ala Merkel, *that* would be humiliating.  SemiCharmedQuark   Mar-05-09 02:33 PM   #68 
  - Well, I've been humiliated at least.  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 02:38 PM   #75 
     - No, you've been humilitated over "This is, frankly, humiliating. Heads should roll, but whose?"  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:42 PM   #79 
     - Agree  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:46 PM   #82 
     - A BRITISH Rag  Beetwasher   Mar-05-09 02:47 PM   #84 
     - Just appreciate it for its comedic value then  ReliantJ   Mar-05-09 02:48 PM   #85 
     - You are SO full of it. Your comments at the bottom post prove it. You weren't trying  rvablue   Mar-05-09 02:47 PM   #83 
     - If the story is (partially) factual ...  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 02:59 PM   #96 
        - As Terran said below, don't worry. It was a fun thread for today.  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 03:01 PM   #98 
        - Thx. Don't worry, my skin's thicker than that.  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 03:12 PM   #105 
        - As pointed out higher up, British gifts to the U.S. president have included a sweater and a pen set  SemiCharmedQuark   Mar-05-09 03:05 PM   #102 
        - "historical significance and symbolism" This is who we are, where we are.  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 03:09 PM   #104 
        - "so on to something else."  Warren DeMontague   Mar-05-09 03:49 PM   #111 
     - Don't worry  Terran   Mar-05-09 02:52 PM   #89 
     - Thanks. n/t  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 03:18 PM   #107 
     - That happens to every DUer, sooner or later.  Richard Steele   Mar-05-09 08:56 PM   #135 
  - Find a better source  Lex   Mar-05-09 02:35 PM   #72 
  - shameful!  southasiawatch   Mar-05-09 02:35 PM   #73 
  - Welcome to DU, suggestion, use this until we get to know you...  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:53 PM   #91 
  - k&r&bookmarked! Beware, you may have to do community service  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:49 PM   #86 
  - wrong place  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 02:51 PM   #88 
  - OVER THE LINE! MARK IT A ZERO!  DS1   Mar-05-09 02:49 PM   #87 
  - Next time Gordon Brown is going to try and give US DVD's!  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:54 PM   #92 
  - This just in: White House official in charge of DVDGATE sentenced to life at Gitmo!  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:57 PM   #93 
  - And the torture at gitmo for this? WATERWORLD!  rcrush   Mar-05-09 02:58 PM   #94 
     - THANK GAWD IT PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  uppityperson   Mar-05-09 03:01 PM   #100 
  - Oh, i thought it was the box set of Benny Hill  CreekDog   Mar-05-09 03:01 PM   #99 
  - Hey, at least it wasn't a fruitcake.  FriendlyReminder   Mar-05-09 03:05 PM   #101 
  - he should be impeached!!!  spanone   Mar-05-09 03:16 PM   #106 
  - I hear it's back on the table  lame54   Mar-05-09 03:30 PM   #110 
  - Welcome to DU. Enjoy your stay.  kestrel91316   Mar-05-09 04:07 PM   #112 
  - You funny!  FrenchieCat   Mar-05-09 04:14 PM   #114 
  - FUCKING STAB YOU GOD DAMN NARWHALS GOD DAMN  slutticus   Mar-05-09 04:26 PM   #115 
  - Fucking Narwhals, goddamn it.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Mar-05-09 08:41 PM   #127 
  - I wondered when someone was going to drag those poor narwhals into this.  Sugar Smack   Mar-05-09 09:06 PM   #140 
  - Maybe you can be the secretary of righteous indignation.  AlCzervik   Mar-05-09 04:29 PM   #116 
  - HILLARY WOULD NEVER HAVE DONE THIS!!  flvegan   Mar-05-09 06:20 PM   #120 
  - Don't know about heads rolling, but it is tacky and embarassing if that's all there is to it.  Skip Intro   Mar-05-09 08:47 PM   #129 
  - maybe they could go grab some wood off of the u.s.s constitution, and make a nice case for them...  dysfunctional press   Mar-05-09 09:02 PM   #137 
     - Or just put some thought into it?  Skip Intro   Mar-05-09 09:05 PM   #139 
     - Wow. And the hits keep comin! LOL. Thx, Skip Intro  FudaFuda   Mar-05-09 09:21 PM   #143 
     - i wouldn't be so quick to dismiss- maybe they were blu-ray.  dysfunctional press   Mar-05-09 09:45 PM   #145 
     - I went on numerous field trips to the U.S.S. Constitution and  jmm   Mar-05-09 10:06 PM   #151 
  - Can we get reparations from the UK for all the slave trading they did BEFORE they lost the war  McCamy Taylor   Mar-05-09 08:48 PM   #130 
  - Actually the dastardly British banned slavery during the American Revolution.  Lost in CT   Mar-06-09 12:38 AM   #165 
  - i saw something about the misses swapping gifts for the kids also  vadawg   Mar-05-09 08:50 PM   #131 
  - But those DVDs probaby had  ejbr   Mar-05-09 08:51 PM   #133 
  - But that is quite an American gift....  robinlynne   Mar-05-09 09:11 PM   #141 
  - How about when Gordon Brown refused Bush's gift altogether?  Mabus   Mar-05-09 09:17 PM   #142 
  - F Gordon Brown nt  Incitatus   Mar-05-09 11:44 PM   #156 
  - This entire thread  AyanEva   Mar-06-09 12:17 AM   #160 
  - I'd find the pen more useful  Lorien   Mar-06-09 12:27 AM   #163 
  - UK's PM gives a BLACK man a Winston "beastly races" Churchill book...  LynnTheDem   Mar-06-09 12:26 AM   #162 
  - Diplomatic exchanges go like that  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-06-09 01:40 AM   #167 
  - Whats with the gift exchange anyway?  and-justice-for-all   Mar-06-09 02:10 AM   #168 
  - Real classy.  scrinmaster   Mar-06-09 02:19 PM   #172 
  - Newsflash: Obama didn't personally pick out the gift.  mrbarber   Mar-06-09 08:35 PM   #173 
  - Hmmm... welcome to DU, and thanks for your concern....  scheming daemons   Mar-06-09 08:40 PM   #174 

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