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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:55 AM
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You know what bothered me?
That except at the swearing in, Obama's middle name Hussein got shortened to H. while they said the full names of everybody else. Also on the WH new page. Joe Robinette Biden .... Barack H. Obama. What is wrong about the name Hussein? There are more than Saddam who are/were named that way. I think that is stupid.
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TTUBatfan2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:58 AM
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1. Agreed...
I would like him to cram it down the bigots' throats. Bottom line is there are millions upon millions of people around the world who have Hussein as part of their name and 99.9% of them are harmless. But these whackjobs have been allowed to turn the name into something bad when it really isn't.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:02 AM
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3. It would take the bad taste away from the name again
I hope they change it.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:59 AM
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2. I noticed that too.
What's the problem? It's his REAL NAME.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:03 AM
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4. Exactly
Robinette isn't that much better ... it is actually worse.
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:05 AM
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5. Actually, I noticed that they used all middle initials for everyone when they were introduced.
I only heard Joe's Robinette when he was being sworn in, just like with Barack. I think people are being overly sensitive here.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:07 AM
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6. That's what I thought too..
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:21 AM
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7. Devil's advocate:
Possibly he might've thought by saying the full name he would've been perceived as emphasizing it for negative effect like they did all last year.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:56 AM
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8. Maybe
but I would have liked to hear his middle name said. And also written out on the WH home page.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 AM
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9. I felt the same
His name was no problem except in the small minds of bigots. His middle name should be expressed in prominence.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:16 AM
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10. Biden's full name was not used either in the intro's.....
Obama's full name was used in the Oath of office....YAY!!!
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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:18 AM
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11. Not true
When Biden entered the stage they said "Joseph R. Biden".
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alwysdrunk Donating Member (908 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:18 AM
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12. They used the middle inital for everyone except Bush
And maybe that was because of the two George Bushes. They didn't say William Jefferson Clinton. I do know that the Hussein isn't censored. It is on some official documents.
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