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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:32 AM
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WTF?-THIS is how W meets with African-American "leaders"? (pics)

The motorcade waits as President George W. Bush (news - web sites) walks into a curtained off area to meet with African American leaders, before a rally in the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan October 27, 2004. Bush insisted Wednesday 380 tons of missing explosives in Iraq (news - web sites) might have been removed prior to the arrival of U.S. forces in 2003 and he attacked Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) for making a campaign issue out of it. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque US ELECTION





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batchdem04 Donating Member (337 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:33 AM
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1. Hahahah

you know why? Because Don King is right in the middle! Lol. That is the silliest thing I have ever seen.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:34 AM
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I'd like to believe that there was a good reason...
...for this. But I can't think of a single one. Ugh!
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:34 AM
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2. Photo-op..think they talked about anything besides "Stand here"?
The world is just a backdrop to him.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:53 AM
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43. Perfect description! So much said in such a simple phrase. nt
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evilqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:34 AM
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3. weird
I guess he didn't want anyone taking pictures. Wouldn't want those good ol' boys back in Crawford to see.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:37 AM
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4. You mean he only meets them out back in secret?
That's what it looks like to me.
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evilqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:02 AM
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27. zactly! n/t
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:05 AM
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28. That and making them bunch together makes the group appear larger
Let's face it, Junior doesn't want to be seen in public with them. Since he's managed to talk them into allowing themselves to be herded into a tiny, managed area, it also looks like there are more of them than there really are. Sick. On both sides. How could they let themselves be used like that? :eyes:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:38 AM
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5. The GOPers didn't want the people see Bush on his knees!
For whatever reason!
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:38 AM
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6. Okay, I'm really stupid.
Edited on Thu Oct-28-04 07:38 AM by HFishbine
I'm either stupid because:

a) I cannot tell if this is photoshopped.

or

b) Because I never in a million years imagined that the Bush campaign would cordon off black leader like this.

Please tell me why I am stupid. Is it a or b?
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:51 AM
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14. You're not stupid. Bush is.
This looks BAD.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:53 AM
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17. Well it's not a---see here Yahoo photos
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:39 AM
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7. Since when is Don King a black leader?
Who else was there?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:54 AM
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18. Only other photo I can find


U.S President George W. Bush (news - web sites) poses for a picture with African American community leaders, businesspeople and personalities including boxing promoter Don King (3rd R) in Pontiac, Michigan, October 27, 2004. Bush campaigned today in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan during the final week of campaigning for the November 2 Presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:03 AM
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37. Don King really adds an air of integrity and fair play to that photo.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:42 AM
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8. This was reported.................
Edited on Thu Oct-28-04 07:44 AM by DumpGump
on last night's news without pictures. They said that Bush had met with Black Leaders and in the background you could hear multitudinous applause as if he were addressing a crowd of many thousands. It's quite apparent from seeing this picture that they dubbed the sound from the rally following this meeting onto the report of the meeting with Black Leaders. There is no way that the sound track from this meeting was the same one on their report. Amazing. There can't be more than 50 people in there, it sounded as if there were thousands. I remember thinking at the time "are there that many Black Leaders in support of Bush"? Unfreakingbelievable.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:55 AM
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19. Wow is that not surprising
See post #12 :eyes:
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:43 AM
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9. I think it's the other way around.
The black leaders didn't want to be seen meeting with Bush. Then again, MOST Presidents go to the black churches to meet with the leaders. No matter the reason, this just looks 'back of the bus' bad.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:59 AM
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24. You are right it does look that bad
Well put.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:43 AM
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10. Is that what they mean by
"caging"?
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:49 AM
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11. Wall to wall crowds of supporters.
or in this case curtain to curtain.
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:50 AM
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12. dosent look like he was "hiding them" in the back


President Bush addresses supporters during a rally at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:55 AM
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20. see the blue curtian in the backround of top row?????? sniff sniff
Edited on Thu Oct-28-04 07:56 AM by ElsewheresDaughter
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:57 AM
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22. I do
Edited on Thu Oct-28-04 07:58 AM by underpants
Sure I do I see it don't you don't you see it? I mean it is right there. You can't miss it.

:eyes:

No of course not these are two different places.
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:01 AM
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26. huh?


a wider shot.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:11 AM
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35. I am pretty sure that is the other side of the Silverdome
Arenas such as this are often seperated for big events. Basketball games in arenas like this usually only take place in one half. The original photos (up top) were on the other side of the big divider.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:56 AM
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21. You are right...
...in that photo, they are positioned perfectly for a photo op. Pfft, I've shit stuff out of my ass with more honesty and integrity than Bush.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:07 AM
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31. Do you see what they did?


Your photo cropped out the white folks.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 10:00 AM
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48. LOL - All hat, no cattle
Turns out that's not forced perspective.

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eurolefty Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:08 AM
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32. dave loves dubya! dave loves dubya!
Nyeh-Nyeh-Nyeh-Nyeh!!!!! :evilgrin:
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:18 AM
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38. Sure..
"Former president George W. Bush"

I'd love that guy a lot.

Former president George W Bush. Has a nice ring to it.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:51 AM
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13. LMAO look at Don Kings ulgy head ...fucking don king is a felon and can't
even vote.........hahahaha
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zbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:52 AM
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15. Looks like they set it up to take a "class picture".
I believe the two white triangular objects (middle sides of blue box) are camera lights. The "African-American leaders" appear to be standing in the typical "class picture" format, possibly on risers.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:52 AM
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16. * can't be seen meetin with the Negroes. Y'all know that! n/t
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 07:59 AM
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23. Bush is about to pull the trapdoor lever
n/t
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:00 AM
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25. Mr. Bush was afraid they would disperse among the "crowd" and thus
become invisible. :hi:
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nixonwasbetterthanW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:06 AM
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29. It's called "preemptive caging"

"If we don't pen them in, they might vote!"

And is that Don King's white-rocket 'do I see there in the middle?

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:14 AM
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36. I think it might be a problem solving exercise for W
They want to see if he can figure out how to get to the middle of that intricate maze.

:bounce:
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:06 AM
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30. Dawn of the Dead Zombies and Republicans share IQ, support of Bush
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endnote Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:08 AM
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33. Wag the dog... Totally fake event....
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 08:11 AM
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34. Why is no one else troubled...
That Bush is meeting with Don King in the middle of Detroit? Don King is a know criminal and mercenary who has no compunction about selling people out to his own benefit.

Paradoxically, Don King also has deep contacts and clout in parts of the African-American community, some through his reputation, and others flat out purchased.

Kerry NEEDS a good turnout in Detroit to offset the Republican turnout in the suburban areas of Michigan.

I wouldn't put it past Bush or King to be working together to suppress the African-American vote turnout in Detroit.

The republicans KNOW that turnout is key in Michigan!

http://www.nationalreview.com/battleground/battleground...

GW can win Michigan only one way he has to win suburban Oakland county. Forget Macomb; 800,000 residents vs. Oakland's 1.2 million. Write off Detroit but hope and pray for low turnout.
Watch the rally on Wednesday. K-Lo says it might be moved to the Silverdome (right in the heart of Oakland county). If GW has attendance similar to what was seen this weekend in Florida, then he's looking real good in Oakland.
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Clintmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:22 AM
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What is THIS all about?
I just don't understand. The man has gone crazy or is scared to death the media would see and be able to report what happened inside that curtained off area. What a freakin idiot!
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Dem Agog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:22 AM
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39. I'll bet his rallies are little curtained off rectangles too...
The only way to avoid the obvious appearance of thousands of empty seats.
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:25 AM
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40. Now that is beyond bizarre. I can only assume that
camera shots taken inside the cube will make the crowd look larger. They certainly don't have enough people in there to make for a good photo op, otherwise. But there's something offensive about herding all those people into a cage to wait for their meeting with the Prez. It looks like a calculated publicity stunt for *, not a genuine effort to reach out to the black community. I have a hunch that if it were a group of white businessmen, they would have been given much more comfortable surroundings ... and of course there would have been many more of them.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:44 AM
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42. Yeah it's like the Repubs all upset about SOME of the missing ballots
Gee they sure didn't seem very concerned about those OTHER ballots.
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:37 AM
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41. Maybe Pickles was giving out lap dances
behind the curtains.....
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AmerDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:57 AM
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47. or her famous "Pickle Tickle"
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freestyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:54 AM
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44. This looks like a modern day slave pen.
The Bush junta has no respect and the black folks who met under these conditions have no self respect, and no sense of history. This shows exactly what Bush thinks of black people. The campaign couldn't even bother with a meeting room in a mediocre hotel, they just herded them into a curtained off area in the middle of the arena floor. Disgusting.
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AmerDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:55 AM
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45. All I see is Don Kings hair!
crooks supporting crooks!
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-04 09:57 AM
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46. Don King really stands out
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