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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-10-09 09:58 AM
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3. what the hell, why is Obama turning down a lunch with their King?
Edited on Thu Dec-10-09 09:58 AM by bdamomma
maybe Obama doesn't what anyone fussing over him? but there is such a thing as diplomacy.
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  -Nobel peace prize: Norwegians incensed over Barack Obama's snubs Bluebear  Dec-10-09 09:55 AM   #0 
  - I'm incensed over lutefisk.  postulater   Dec-10-09 09:56 AM   #1 
  - You'll love this then....it's #4  sailor65   Dec-10-09 10:13 AM   #24 
  - Oh man, that list makes haggis look like apple pie.  postulater   Dec-10-09 10:22 AM   #41 
  - OMG!  inna   Dec-10-09 02:09 PM   #131 
  - I just put that link on my Facebook page.  Sheltiemama   Dec-10-09 08:47 PM   #155 
  - Punish Obama by making him smell that stuff  Raine   Dec-10-09 07:28 PM   #152 
  - what a total fuckwad thing to do...  dysfunctional press   Dec-10-09 09:57 AM   #2 
  - what the hell, why is Obama turning down a lunch with their King?  bdamomma   Dec-10-09 09:58 AM   #3 
  - I've heard some folks say it was to battle his falling approval numbers back home  derby378   Dec-10-09 10:12 AM   #22 
  - Oh well, that makes it OK.  NoUsername   Dec-10-09 10:22 PM   #162 
  - Apprarently there is a "Royal Visit" with the King, just not doing the lunch.  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:25 AM   #46 
  - What can he do? He was late for the climate summit.  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:00 AM   #4 
  - yeah that must be it.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 10:01 AM   #5 
  - yea, that could be it, he is expected to be in Copenhagen.  bdamomma   Dec-10-09 10:20 AM   #35 
  - and were he to attend these events, the people on this thread bitching,  dionysus   Dec-10-09 10:01 AM   #6 
  - Yes, everyone would "bitch" about him attending a children's event promoting peace. You're right.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 10:02 AM   #7 
  - He's politicizing childhood!  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:04 AM   #11 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-10-09 10:06 AM   #15 
  - HOW DARE OBAMA WASTE TIME ON THESE FRIVOLOUS SELF-AGGRANDIZING EVENTS AND PHOTO-OPS  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:12 AM   #23 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-10-09 10:13 AM   #25 
  - Exactly. Can't have have him promoting peace when he's accepting  NoUsername   Dec-10-09 10:12 PM   #160 
  - I would not have blown off the king...  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:03 AM   #9 
  - If he feels hypocritical  JonQ   Dec-10-09 10:06 AM   #14 
  - The whole thing is a no win situation for him.  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:16 AM   #28 
  - There are other options  JonQ   Dec-10-09 10:27 AM   #49 
     - I mean that Norway would have been in the position...  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:39 AM   #53 
        - They could have given it to no one then  JonQ   Dec-10-09 11:08 AM   #81 
           - Yeah, they could have given it to any one of a lot of people.  Deep13   Dec-10-09 11:38 AM   #94 
              - I think more it was a recognition  JonQ   Dec-10-09 12:17 PM   #108 
              - Yeah, that's what I meant.  Deep13   Dec-10-09 12:41 PM   #109 
              - Maybe they were just suckered the way we were  dflprincess   Dec-10-09 09:25 PM   #158 
  - Good question!  sushi   Dec-10-09 10:44 PM   #165 
  - He's meeting with the king, having a "royal visit"  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:18 AM   #32 
     - Oh, so what's all the complaining about, then? nt  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:21 AM   #38 
        - I guess there is usually 3 days worth of stuff to do, Concerts as guest of honor, etc etc  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:26 AM   #47 
  - +1 n/t  malaise   Dec-10-09 10:04 AM   #10 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-10-09 10:08 AM   #20 
  - nonsense  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 10:54 AM   #64 
  - +1  HuckleB   Dec-10-09 11:27 AM   #90 
  - So how come Chuckie Todd  malaise   Dec-10-09 10:03 AM   #8 
  - But they are meeting.  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-10-09 10:05 AM   #12 
  - "Obama has to govern the US"  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:08 AM   #19 
  - Me too. No need to be rude,  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-10-09 10:10 AM   #21 
  - no lunch but meeting with the King that's fair enough.  bdamomma   Dec-10-09 10:23 AM   #44 
  - Is this trip considered 'state business'?  Gidney N Cloyd   Dec-10-09 10:05 AM   #13 
  - I would expect that my president would pay his respects to a head of state  CTyankee   Dec-10-09 10:23 AM   #43 
  - Need to get back to Copenhagen and the US, I guess  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:07 AM   #16 
  - The flight from Oslo to Copenhagen is less than an hour n/t  FreeState   Dec-10-09 10:18 PM   #161 
  - They only feel that way because they're racist  JonQ   Dec-10-09 10:07 AM   #17 
  - Yeah!!  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:17 AM   #30 
  - Oh, shut up! You just want Sarah Palin to be President.  racaulk   Dec-10-09 10:07 AM   #18 
  - Maybe just likes seeing the words "INCENSED" and "OBAMA" in the same sentence.  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:15 AM   #27 
  - when i worship at my obama altar i like to burn incense  dionysus   Dec-10-09 10:18 AM   #31 
     - I hear the Obama gods respond best to "Campfire Memories" incense  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:20 AM   #36 
  - At least she'd protect us from witch craft.  Deep13   Dec-10-09 10:19 AM   #34 
     - BURN HER!!!  racaulk   Dec-10-09 10:21 AM   #39 
        - Those teabaggers turn quickly, don't they.  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:27 AM   #48 
  - How do they feel about him escalating war while accepting an award for peace?  Romulox   Dec-10-09 10:14 AM   #26 
  - Nobel committee was aware of his campaign promises when they made the award  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:16 AM   #29 
  - +100  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-10-09 10:21 AM   #37 
  - As I said in another thread, that's *check* and *mate*, Nobel Committee. nt  Romulox   Dec-10-09 10:21 AM   #40 
  - whoa, you just showed the nobal committee all right!!  dionysus   Dec-10-09 10:55 AM   #66 
  - Then they made a mistake and can't claim ignorance as a defense  JonQ   Dec-10-09 10:24 AM   #45 
  - Yeah. Wait till they get a load of the escalation carnage!  JVS   Dec-10-09 10:51 AM   #62 
  - That's bizarre. Why would he do (all) that? Is the U.S. telling the world to fuck off, like Bushco?  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 10:19 AM   #33 
  - Help me, I really don't understand the impulse to ascribe the WORST POSSIBLE MOTIVES  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 10:23 AM   #42 
     - .  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 10:29 AM   #50 
        - so rational explanations make you puke? do you have an ulcer or something?  dionysus   Dec-10-09 10:39 AM   #54 
        - Both these replies make no sense. Yes, that's sickening. All the bravado for a buncha  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 10:48 AM   #58 
           - gimme a break, like you really give a shit if obama has lunch with the norwegian king or anything  dionysus   Dec-10-09 10:51 AM   #61 
              - actually  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 10:56 AM   #71 
        - LOL I thought DU was a discussion board, not a Vomiting Smilie Emoticon "chat room"  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 12:04 PM   #102 
           - There's no discussion going on in here.  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 12:06 PM   #104 
              - You said it. And damn the Norwegians for being senstive & damn the Brits for reporting it.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:30 PM   #114 
                 - Tradition. Who needs it?  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 01:40 PM   #125 
  - Get used to it.  roody   Dec-10-09 10:30 AM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-10-09 10:40 AM   #55 
  - Maybe they should listen to the Nobel Prize Committee.  ieoeja   Dec-10-09 10:35 AM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-10-09 12:43 PM   #110 
     - LOL  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 01:25 PM   #113 
     - ---  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 03:14 PM   #140 
        - Why in the world would the mods have deleted that?  ieoeja   Dec-11-09 12:41 PM   #166 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-10-09 10:42 AM   #56 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-10-09 10:44 AM   #57 
  - Don't undermine yourself.  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 10:50 AM   #59 
     - I don't have to explain anything......  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 10:54 AM   #65 
     - No you don't  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 11:01 AM   #74 
     - Careful, she will say you are calling Obama a janitor.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:31 PM   #116 
     - 'folks here are so busy shitting on our President' hahaha...damn sensitive Norwegians.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:31 PM   #115 
     - I don't think a currently-sitting President has three days to devote to being feted.  TwilightGardener   Dec-10-09 10:55 AM   #70 
        - A reasonable point. Perhaps a few more events could be fit into the day?  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 11:08 AM   #80 
           - He has somewhere he has to be. He's probably the busiest person in the world.  TwilightGardener   Dec-10-09 11:12 AM   #84 
              - Yeah, whatever dude. The Norsks'll get over it. Big whoop.  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 11:35 AM   #92 
                 - Must...find...fault... somewhere, somehow...  TwilightGardener   Dec-10-09 11:41 AM   #95 
                    - and then there are those  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 11:58 AM   #99 
  - Meh, Obama is in a tough spot here.  AndrewP   Dec-10-09 10:51 AM   #60 
  - No "meh" about it. It is called protocol.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:32 PM   #117 
     - Meh  AndrewP   Dec-10-09 01:49 PM   #127 
        - Simple.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 06:33 PM   #150 
  - He wants out because the longer he's over there basking in the light of the "peace prize"  whatchamacallit   Dec-10-09 10:51 AM   #63 
  - He actually just gave an entire speech on that topic......  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 10:55 AM   #68 
     - Ah... another good speech... Well that changes everything!  whatchamacallit   Dec-10-09 11:17 AM   #85 
        - If you didn't bother to listen,  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 11:26 AM   #88 
           - Well, If doing something in the service of peace = more war  whatchamacallit   Dec-10-09 11:35 AM   #91 
              - No one person is perfect, as humanity is not perfect.......  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 11:51 AM   #97 
                 - Wow Frenchie, interesting perspective there  whatchamacallit   Dec-10-09 01:10 PM   #112 
  - I read he's the first sitting president who's won and actually showed up to accept  ErinBerin84   Dec-10-09 10:55 AM   #67 
  - Shame maybe?  VMI Dem   Dec-10-09 10:55 AM   #69 
  - Could someone please tell me why we're not even capable of discussing this at all  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 10:58 AM   #72 
  - your idea of a good thread would for us all to join hands and declare how awful obama is.  dionysus   Dec-10-09 11:01 AM   #73 
     - Nonsense  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 11:02 AM   #75 
        - roffle.  dionysus   Dec-10-09 11:03 AM   #77 
  - I really couldn't care less. Good for Obama, he has more important things to be doing. n/t  Unvanguard   Dec-10-09 11:02 AM   #76 
  - Screw the Norwegians, eh? Collect your million $ and begone.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:33 PM   #118 
  - There used to be an office of protocol that at one time that advised Presidents  Cleita   Dec-10-09 11:04 AM   #78 
  - We can't afford one, and after all of the mistakes that the U.S. has made  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 11:07 AM   #79 
  - Nobody is damning Obama. He can't, by himself, maneuver through the world  Cleita   Dec-10-09 11:26 AM   #89 
     - Pluease.......  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 11:56 AM   #98 
        - FrenchieCat.  Cleita   Dec-10-09 01:03 PM   #111 
           - All my posts indicate that Obama is an imperfect person,  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 01:47 PM   #126 
  - Nah, skip that. He just needs a drive up window to pull up in the Beast and grab the statue  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 11:09 AM   #82 
  - blah blah blah...i want lunch with Obama too!  spanone   Dec-10-09 11:09 AM   #83 
  - How ridiculous are you, posting bullshit tears in teacup news?  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 11:19 AM   #86 
  - You don't see how one-note your accusations seem, either  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 11:37 AM   #93 
  - I'm in a thread filled with one note superficial unrealistic accusations about  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-09 11:58 AM   #100 
     - not entirely  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 12:08 PM   #105 
  - PWND!  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-10-09 12:03 PM   #101 
  - Hardly.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:34 PM   #121 
  - Oh good on another Ignore!  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-10-09 01:37 PM   #124 
     - Self portrait?  Forkboy   Dec-10-09 04:33 PM   #149 
  - 2006 just called.  spoony   Dec-10-09 10:30 PM   #164 
  - WOW the King looks OVERJOYED to see Obama. Must be the Norwegian facial expression for "incensed"  emulatorloo   Dec-10-09 12:10 PM   #107 
  - get some psychological help. You really need it.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:33 PM   #119 
  - jeez, what a ridiculous post.  inna   Dec-10-09 02:44 PM   #136 
  - That king is so fugging incensed  malaise   Dec-10-09 03:16 PM   #141 
  - Right??! If he looked any happier to see the Pres, he'd have a damn ice cream cake in his hands!  Number23   Dec-10-09 09:13 PM   #157 
  - Your anger is way out of proportion to the post  spoony   Dec-10-09 10:28 PM   #163 
  - no courtesy  katkat   Dec-10-09 11:22 AM   #87 
  - That's right  hileeopnyn8d   Dec-10-09 02:35 PM   #135 
     - get a grip  katkat   Dec-10-09 03:06 PM   #137 
        - Capricia Penavic Marshall  katkat   Dec-10-09 03:58 PM   #142 
  - That Nobel Peace Prize committee didn't know who they were dealing with!  marshall   Dec-10-09 11:41 AM   #96 
  - Hey the Norwegians are "incensed"! Isn't that enough?  omega minimo   Dec-10-09 12:09 PM   #106 
  - Did he refuse the million dollar prize too? You know, just to flip Norway off?  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 01:36 PM   #123 
  - He is attending the dinner n/t  malaise   Dec-10-09 12:05 PM   #103 
  - Why are people posting material from a notorious right wing source like The Guardian?  QC   Dec-10-09 01:34 PM   #120 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-10-09 01:35 PM   #122 
  - The Guardian is not right wing at all  malaise   Dec-10-09 01:49 PM   #128 
  - I'm being sarcastic is all.  QC   Dec-10-09 02:10 PM   #132 
     - It may be the Guardian  hileeopnyn8d   Dec-10-09 02:26 PM   #134 
     - Peace  malaise   Dec-10-09 03:13 PM   #138 
  - Maybe you're thinking The Telegraph?...  inna   Dec-10-09 01:58 PM   #130 
     - See above. ;-)  QC   Dec-10-09 02:10 PM   #133 
  - interesting...  inna   Dec-10-09 01:56 PM   #129 
  - Well, he does have a day job  gratuitous   Dec-10-09 03:13 PM   #139 
  - he is kind of busy  jtylerpittman   Dec-10-09 04:02 PM   #143 
  - He's got too much on his plate for partying  treestar   Dec-10-09 04:02 PM   #144 
  - Or For Helping Gays!  Toasterlad   Dec-10-09 04:25 PM   #145 
  - Given the Fact That He Certainly Doesn't DESERVE the Prize...  Toasterlad   Dec-10-09 04:26 PM   #146 
  - That doesn't sound very peaceful...  Deja Q   Dec-10-09 04:28 PM   #147 
  - People would be mad at Obama if he shopped at BJ's over  CBR   Dec-10-09 04:31 PM   #148 
  - Yes, so maligned and misunderstood.  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 06:34 PM   #151 
  - When the corporate masters pull the yo-yo back in that means its time to go!  BeHereNow   Dec-10-09 07:35 PM   #153 
  - He should not respect a friggin monarchy!  usregimechange   Dec-10-09 07:47 PM   #154 
  - Then he should return the check :)  Bluebear   Dec-10-09 09:01 PM   #156 
  - Skoal!  Major Hogwash   Dec-10-09 09:41 PM   #159 
  - The other Guardian article on the visit.  HuckleB   Dec-11-09 12:43 PM   #167 
  - I imagine it is uncomfortable.  mmonk   Dec-11-09 12:46 PM   #168 
  - don't know how to behave. /nt  dusmcj   Dec-11-09 01:08 PM   #169 
  - How ridiculous. He's busy!  goldcanyonaz   Dec-11-09 01:10 PM   #170 
 

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