Our President, What A Class Act.

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  1. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    New Iberia, Louisiana

    Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown to reaffirm the 'special relationship': 25 DVDs
    By Ian Drury

    He had put clearly great thought into giving the U.S. President lavish gifts to signify Britain's 'special relationship' with the U.S.

    During his historic trip to Washington, Gordon Brown gave Barack Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet - once called HMS President.

    The unique present delighted Mr Obama because oak from the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute, was carved to make a desk that already takes place in the Oval Office in the White House, after being presented by Britain to the US in 1880.

    The Prime Minister went to the trouble of hunting down the perfect gift after becoming the first European leader invited to the White House by the new Commander In Chief.
    So it would be perfectly understandable if Mr Brown felt a little underwhelmed at the official gift he received in return.

    For despite being leader of the world's most bountiful nation, President Obama handed over nothing more thought-provoking than 25 classic American films on DVD.
    It was the equivalent of receiving a pair of socks from an unfamiliar aunt at Christmas - and a less-than-glowing affirmation of the UK-US bond.

    Despite being a 'special collector's box set', any film buff could have picked up the movies from their local video store for just £250.
    It is not clear what the Prime Minister - not believed to a great fan of cinema - thought about receiving the films.
    Downing Street yesterday THURS refused even to state which movies were in the box set - perhaps a reflection of their embarrassment that the gift was less generous than the ones taken to Washington by the Prime Minister.
    But the Mail understands the gift included Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars, The Godfather and Orson Welles' ground-breaking flick Citizen Kane.
    Perhaps pertinently given Britain is floundering in an economic slump, the DVD collection was thought to feature the movie of John Steinbeck's Great Depression novel, 'The Grapes Of Wrath'.
    It also included the Oscar-winning boxing biopic 'Raging Bull' starring Robert Di Nero and Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Psycho - maybe a comment on the PM's notorious short fuse?
    And he will hope that at a General Election the British public do not shun his imploration for another term in office by thinking at the ballot box of the famous line from another of the movies, Casblanca: 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.'
    But following Mr Brown's his recent troubles - the UK entering recession, soaring job losses and home repossessions, Labour struggling in the polls and threats of leadership challenges - he may be pleased at being able to settle down for a quiet night in front of the ultimate feel-good movie: It's A Wonderful Life.
    Number 10 was staying silent about the gift, but the Mail has learned the American Film Institute produced a box set of 25 top U.S. movies as a "special request" for the White House last month.
    Mr Brown also took to Washington a framed commission for HMS Resolute, a vessel that came to mark Anglo-US peace when it was saved from ice packs by Americans and given to Queen Victoria.
    He also gave a first edition set of the seven-volume classic biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert.
    Mr Brown and his wife also showered gifts on the Obama children giving Sasha and Malia an outfit each from Topshop and six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America.
    In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John.
    The Prime Minister has not had the best of luck when receiving gifts from U.S. presidents.
    He was given a fur-trimmed brown leather bomber jacket by George W. Bush during first trip to America in summer 2007.
    Emblazoned with the presidential seal and the logo of Camp David, it also boasted a black patch bearing the name 'Rt Hon Gordon Brown'.
    Commentators gleefully pointed out that the garment was hardly in keeping with Mr Brown's usual sober attire of business suit and tie.
    Not surprisingly, it later emerged that the PM had decided not to keep the gift. Instead, he gave it to charity.
    Movies in the box-set produced for the White House by the American Film Institute: 1. Citizen Kane
    2. The Godfather
    3. Casablanca
    4. Raging Bull
    5. Singing In The Rain
    6. Gone With The Wind
    7. Lawrence Of Arabia
    8. Schindler's List
    9. Vertigo
    10. The Wizard Of Oz
    11. City Lights
    12. The Searchers
    13. Star Wars: Episode IV
    14. Psycho
    15. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    16. Sunset Boulevard
    17. The Graduate
    18. The General
    19. On The waterfront
    20. It's A Wonderful Life
    21. China Town
    22. Some Like It Hot
    23. The Grapes Of Wrath
    24. ET: The Extra Terrestrial
    25. To Kill A Mocking Bird

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  2. Lori Mick

    Lori Mick New Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Stuck in Upstate NY for a while
    I just want to know why he is doing this to our friends.

    This man is on such a mission against anybody good and decent and he's a total embarrasment to our country!

  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    Maybe this is some kind of weird retribution for bestowing the title of Sir upon "Dine 'em & dunk 'em" Teddy Kennedy, but I doubt it. It's just the tasteless act of a classless Presidency. :mad:

  4. Lori Mick

    Lori Mick New Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Stuck in Upstate NY for a while
    so true....he thinks he's cool but he has no class whatsoever.... and he's lowering any kind of respect others have for America. :(
  5. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    It's fitting that the set contains the Wizard of Oz (Frank Baum's book actually is a diatribe against the corrupt financial system that rapes the common American) and also Grapes of Wrath - seeing how we're headed for the Greatest Depression......ever. :mad:

    While Brown might be the thoughtful gift giver, he's a dolt when it comes to solving the financial crisis - coming here to discuss a new NEW DEAL. What patheticism.
  6. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Sorry. forgot to add...

    Oh, and in case it's not clear, Obama is an even bigger idiot. Or, a maniacal genius - as he strips away our rights, and puts us all under the heel of the elite. :mad:
  7. kingnothingugm

    kingnothingugm Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    I bet he sends Putin a box of Crayons and a Bob the Builder coloring book! Can we destroy it? YES WE CAN!!
  8. SaddleSarge

    SaddleSarge New Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    I'm surprised it wasn't "rap" music and a ball cap to wear backwards like he does.
  9. 4EvrLearning

    4EvrLearning New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Left Coast
    I am absolutely speechless.....and as you've seen in the last few days since I've become a member....that's saying something!!

    Outrageous....beyond embarrassing....
  10. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I thought that line was from "Gone With The Wind." ????

    (Wiki agrees with me.)

  11. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I wonder what dinner was like for Mr. Brown? Perhaps a leftover KFC wing bucket or Mac 'N Cheese?... :rolleyes:

    But in all seriousness, I totally oppose the reason Gordon Brown was here so if he was offended, so be it...
  12. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    What an embarrassment.
  13. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    OH - OH !!!

    I can see it now.

    Barack: Michelle, quick, get that phone number, I bet she'll love the ShamWow. :rolleyes:
    Michell: B O, we still have a bunch of those commemorative plate sets left, lets give her one of those. :rolleyes:

    Maybe the Queen could give him a Monopoly game. God knows Obama & Geithner could use the pratice.


    THE Queen is to give Barack Obama a private “getting-to-know-you” audience next month.

    Her Majesty will meet the new US President in advance of an economic summit in London.

    The private meeting is highly unusual because Mr Obama will not be on a State visit.

    But advisers believe it is important the Queen — who opened an interchange in Hull yesterday — meets him before any official trip.

    A source said: “There is a wish to do these things as discreetly as possible in the first instance.”

    President Obama, famed for his Yes We Can slogan, will fly with wife Michelle on Air Force One to Stansted, Essex.

    The private talks will be held the next day at Buckingham Palace.

    Mr Obama will then join the G20 leaders for a Downing Street dinner on the eve of the summit on April 2.

    Last night it emerged he gave Gordon Brown 25 top US movies as a gift after talks in the US.

    Mr Brown’s wife Sarah gave Mr Obama’s two daughters Topshop outfits. And the First Lady gave Mr Brown’s two boys toy helicopters.

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  14. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Dito that.

    Movies? What an utter show of disrespect, especially after returning Chuchhills bust. We are really scoring big points with the Brits huh? :confused:
  15. thomas44

    thomas44 New Member

    Mar 16, 2008
  16. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas

    Wiki my Texas butt...of course you are right my friend sir, one of the most celebrated lines in history...barley made it by the censors.....I missed that up there originally...good eye armedandsafe...nuthin wrong with a typo ( Id be hung) but such a quote mis match.....

    And while here , I'll tell you this....in that position no matter how down to earth..until real personal friendships/bonds are made...you can bet some staff awipe picked that gift...somehow...

    but of course does not let liarman off the hook...

    I try to be fair ...and press can be slighted...IF word got to admin staff etc..."well , he sure likes american movies...." well... people I can see this scenario..so sometimes IS better to not just run into action.....

    I'll show u an example.......bye

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  17. Hardballer

    Hardballer New Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Smack dab in da middle
    My wife is completely dismayed and utterly embarrassed at this. She says,
    we might as well have put Chuckie Cheese in office. What a cartoon
    character. Disgusting. He's making a laughing stock of the American
    people. He is laughing at us all.

    They (england) took a revered piece of history and presented it to us, the
    American people, and in return our; possibly illegal alien, alleged
    servant/representive sent them a bunch of worthless, F-ing movies.

    What the F_ _ _ is wrong with him?

    I asked my wife to quit holding back and say what she really felt.

    It saddens my wife. She is a staunch patriot. She defends the

    My self, I think Gumbie would have been a better choice rather than
    Chuckie Cheese but Hey, that's just me.

    Not a bad gift if your a crack head.

    I am trying to put a lighter spin on this but it would be a lot funnier if it
    weren't true. This guy definitely does not represent my wife or I.

    Seriously, This stems from a long time festering family grudge when his
    grand pappy was imprisoned in Kenya by the Brits. He was p*ssed and
    wanted to stick it to them.

    This should be instructional for those of you who think he represents the
    United states of America. I'd say he resents the United States of
    America and represents himself. King Obama. He hates em so much, he
    even sent back the bust of Churchill. He didn't represent us there either.
    He made a mockery of us.

    Where's that F-ing birth certificate. I want to see it now. Dammit.

    P.S. Gordon Brown doesn't enjoy movies and donated the "treasured set" to charity. If a staffer did this, he needs to be fired but I will tell you now, no staffer did this. That slap in the face of the British people, came directly from Obamonster.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  18. 45nut

    45nut Active Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Well, after returning the bust of Churchill, what do you expect from Obozo?

    Certainly not leadership. He is following his plan to remake America into the Amerika of his Socialist Dream ..........uhm nightmare. :mad:

    1) His first TV interview is to a muslim TV station.
    2) Porks-us-all bill = massive amounts of Socilaism overnight
    3) Returns Churchill bust = one finger salute
    4) DVD's to a head of state? Are you freaking kidding me??
    5) Congress votes on a bill they haven't read?
    6) Financial Doom, then what? Will Cuba invade us and take over Atlantic City?

    F*&#ing Moron

    Hardballer is right. If he had a real birth certificate, he could put this whole conspiracy theory to rest by just showing it to the World. So, why doesn't he do it instead of spending millions on lawyers to keep it out of court?

  19. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    The list can't be correct I didn't see "Boyz in the Hood".
  20. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    A wretched hive of scum and villiany
    Man, I"ve been ranting so much about Barry, I can't think of anything more to say.

    Well excpet this.....what a freakin' DOUCHEBAG!!!
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