Michelle Obama: "All this just for a flag"


In Between Man
Free Thinker
#1
The internet was buzzing this week with video of First Lady Michelle Obama apparently showing extreme disrespect to the American flag at a ceremony in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. As police and firefighters fold the flag to the sound of marching bagpipers, a skeptical looking Mrs. Obama leans to her husband and appears to say, “all this just for a flag.” She then purses her lips and shakes her head slightly as Mr. Obama nods.

(Actually appears to be "All this for folding a flag")

Does Michelle Obama mouth quotall this just for the flagquot at 911 ceremony amp Shake Her Head RightFaceus - YouTube



According to the Communications Director for the First Lady: “The words, meaning and context in these claims are all wildly off the mark. The First Lady was commenting to the President on how moving and powerful it always is to watch all that America’s firefighters and police officers do to honor the flag. It was an emotional moment on a powerful day and she was awed by the ceremony and all that the flag symbolizes.”

Really? Because I think the look of disdain and the head shake gives you away sweetheart!
 
TenPenny
+4
#2
I figure that if you're looking to be offended, you'll find a way to be offended.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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#3  Top Rated Post
She never said that at all. What she said was way more offensive. "All this for a fag."

Gay rights groups are incensed.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

She never said that at all. What she said was way more offensive. "All this for a fag."

Gay rights groups are incensed.

You are correct except she was thinking of a recent trip to Briton and really just wanted a cigarrette (fag). Anti-smoking groups are the ones incensed.
 
Omicron
+1
#5
F-ck you, a wife can say whatever she wants to a husband.

He's the one to deal with it. He gave her his husbandly nod, and carried on as President.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#6
Who turned over the rock?
 
Omicron
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Who turned over the rock?

*Sigh*... the last time "turning over the rock" for me was being dragged into a high mountain hike by dad and mom for them to nap under high-mountain sun, while I as a kid ran around turning over rocks to see if there was an anthill underneath.
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
#8
This probably has as much credible content as the Prime Minister of Australia story which
turned out to be nonsense too. If you notice those leading us to the offence maintain she
appears to be saying the suggested statement. There is no proof of anything unless some
are watching Fox News Again, then anything is possible on the News Entertainment
Network.
If you know anything about public spectacles you would soon learn that unless you were
George Bush you would not make such a statement in public, even if you believed it.
Unlike Bush who once said into an open mike that a certain news person was an a hole,
it was true he just shouldn't have said it.
 
TenPenny
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by alleywayzalwayzView Post


Really? Because I think the look of disdain and the head shake gives you away sweetheart!

A look of disdain?

What did you do, fail body language 101?

If you look at the video without your preconceived notions, you would see that there is nothing negative, critical, or disrespectful in either one's body language, which makes your interpretation of what was said and meant completely irrational.
 
Locutus
+3
#10
Disdain? I'll show you disdain.


 
TenPenny
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Disdain? I'll show you disdain.


But, see, that woman has her head up, and she's looking at the sky.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

But, see, that woman has her head up, and she's looking at the sky.

That's because she's a scientologist.

Sorry about the small font I don't want to be sued.
 
Locutus
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

That's because she's a scientologist.

Sorry about the small font I don't want to be sued.


Not mention French.
 
EagleSmack
+3
#14
Now these, my friends, are what you call First Ladies...

First Lady of Spain and First Lady of France...


 
DaSleeper
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Now these, my friends, are what you call First Ladies...

First Lady of Spain and First Lady of France...


You're missing one first lady
 
TenPenny
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

That's because she's a scientologist.

Sorry about the small font I don't want to be sued.

Too late, I've sent your coordinates to Tom Cruise.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

You're missing one first lady


Photoshopped. Look at the spacing (in both pic's) between the woman in blue &
the woman in the second photo on the right. The woman on the left doesn't change
positions, but the woman in blue does.
 
TenPenny
+1
#18
If you look at the steps, you can see they're in different places - there are grout lines next to the red ones' foot in the first pic.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Photoshopped. Look at the spacing (in both pic's) between the woman in blue &
the woman in the second photo on the right. The woman on the left doesn't change
positions, but the woman in blue does.

Michelle is photoshopped in... the First Ladies of Spain and France aren't.








Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

You're missing one first lady



I just cracked up at this quote of this photoshopped picture from a poster on a news site...

"OK, while not "a fan of skinny asses", I'd still like it to look better than someone trying to smuggle a bushel of corn under a dress. "
 
Just the Facts
Free Thinker
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by alleywayzalwayzView Post

(Actually appears to be "All this for folding a flag")

Does Michelle Obama mouth quotall this just for the flagquot at 911 ceremony amp Shake Her Head RightFaceus - YouTube


Actually looks to me more like "all this for a f------g flag". I can see an A before two F's. I don't see an A between two F's.
 
DaSleeper
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Photoshopped. Look at the spacing (in both pic's) between the woman in blue &
the woman in the second photo on the right. The woman on the left doesn't change
positions, but the woman in blue does.

Spoil-sport That photo was debunked by snopes a while back
 
EagleSmack
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Spoil-sport That photo was debunked by snopes a while back

The one with Michelle Obama is photoshopped.

Not with these two though.




This is our Michelle meeting with the First Lady of Spain....





"Lets Move" Michelle! Geez!
 
CDNBear
+1
#23
Baby got back...
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Now these, my friends, are what you call First Ladies...

First Lady of Spain and First Lady of France...


Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Photoshopped. Look at the spacing (in both pic's) between the woman in blue &
the woman in the second photo on the right. The woman on the left doesn't change
positions, but the woman in blue does.

Photoshopped pffft.

Look Ron, you are really over analyzing an excellent picture.
 
Locutus
+2
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

The one with Michelle Obama is photoshopped.

Not with these two though.




This is our Michelle meeting with the First Lady of Spain....





"Lets Move" Michelle! Geez!


She's a stylish beauty to be sure.










 
In Between Man
Free Thinker
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

nothing negative

You don't think that's a negative face she's making?

(Please refrain from personal attacks in your reply, like implying that I "failed body language 101" When you stab, I cut, and it hurts. )
Last edited by In Between Man; Sep 18th, 2011 at 01:50 AM..
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#27
Well, this has turned into something even more trivial than the OP. So Michelle is not a model. Oh my! Suddenly everybody is turning into a Jack (of the YJ variety). Is this what politics has become, some beauty queen pageant. Has the political right become this petty?
 
jgarden
#28
Quote:

Flag Fetishism & the Cult of the Flag: America's Cult of the Flag and Fetish Behavior Around the American Flag

Quote:


Americans’ obsession with the American flag isn’t just an example of patriotism or nationalism — it’s an example of fetishism. Some Americans, at least, have developed a cult around their flag in which that flag is treated almost as it if had supernatural powers, and certainly as if it were more than merely a symbol of America.

atheism.about.com/od/flagburn...FetishCult.htm (external - login to view)

Americans are obsessed with "political crrectness" when it comes to their flag.

"Trophy" wives could be used to describe the spouses of the leaders of France and Spain.
 
Walter
#29
Hopefully she won't suffer the same fate as Marie.

Blog: Stunning insensitivity from Michelle Obama (external - login to view)
 
spaminator
#30
for a second I thought the thread title said something else.
 
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