I was under the impression the the "jazz funerals" you were refering to was a tradition amongst the NO Black Community which I thought you were refering to. If you were not that I made a mistake.
That picture will follow him around forever, no matter what that photographer says. And the picture will carry a negative connotation. It will be similar to the “ I can see Russia from my house” line that Palin NEVER said. Once it is out there, your toast.
Referencing “funerals in New Orleans” is saying that since he is just acting Black, it is OK to act like a jerk.
"The president doesnt carry our values with him when he leaves the country?"
What values are you referring to?
"but it didnt do any good for our standing amongst the other countries."
What countries? All I have heard of this is from the usual whiners. From what I've seen, the international view on the whole thing is that it's no big deal.
asknot, spin it any direction you wish. Maybe you're single, I'm not. And I recognized the "look" his wife was giving him. I could care less where this went on if the locals were partying, and I'm not advocating "miserable" funerals either. However, I do believe you should be respectful. And "taking selfies" wasn't very respectful IMHO. But, then again, I learned many years ago, "Happy wife-happy life."
Whatever you want to think Kendall but it didnt do any good for our standing amongst the other countries.
"But that is not the general culture here in the US."
It wasn't held in the US, so they can behave in a different manner.
But that is not the general culture here in the US. And the world is looking at it and thinking it is disrespectful. Except Michelle. They are saying she was the only one in the pics being solemn and respectful. You have referenced the world view before and its importance.
asknot, it's pretty clear the "little woman" didn't think much of Barry's antics. If that is acceptable behavior in your world, perhaps that shows why this country is so screwed up. There's too many of you folks who engage in this "cult of personality" worship ya 'all have for this moron!
he has more gates than bill and melinda! :-)
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Ask, you will need to quit your job since defending Obama is becoming a full time occupation.
o.k. sorry...sorry... sorry...i suggested next subject and didn't abide.
someone such as the president should have clued in the first lady that it was a celebration....don't ya think? she looked as if she had a stick of limba wood stuck in her nether reccesses. after this...do you think he can control himself enough not to snap a selfie at the tomb of the unknown soldier? it is a memorial...is it not?
asknot, i would have preferred him to conduct himself in a different manner. you feel differently. next subject.
asknot, the president was at a memorial service for Mandela.it was technically not a funeral. however i still think that most would agree that most are dignified events and should be treated as such. in this instance i think that michelle was the adult in the room. it pains me to say that but it is true. i disagree with those defending the presidents and his chorts actions by saying that the memorial was a celebration of Mandelas life. that is a stretch in that to me a celebration is not self-indulgent selfies. to me a celebration is mardi-gras or even the party that is key west. not a darn memorial service where you represent the people that have sent you to be dignified. he is young, inexperienced and self-centered...so i am not surprised. adoration begets adulation.
good morning scrapile. none of those mentioned are in office or officially represent the people of the united states. possibly you may help a brother out and use your time to investigate bow-gate and report back how many times mr. "selfie" obama has done the old bow and shake when meeting other world leaders. in the selfie, do you suppose he had a craving for a "Danish".
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