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Obama Gives Queen iPod; World Roars

Hey, did you hear? Barack Obama gifted the Queen of England a fancy video iPod full of pictures of her and a couple recordings of his speeches. There were also some terrible show tunes nobody enjoys. She said she liked it fine, but the Internets HATE IT, because apparently Obama should have given her Lincoln's bones or some shit. Now comment boards are erupting with people saying that the first couple aren't "classy." Which brings to mind one of my dearly departed grandmother's favorite sayings: "Trust me, people who use the word 'classy' aren't."

No they aren't, grandma. No they aren't.

Comments (90)
No. 1 · Rhonda


Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 2 · weezy


President and First Lady Obama gave Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II a video iPod with inscription, songs uploaded and accessories, plus a rare musical songbook signed by Richard Rodgers.

Uploaded onto the iPod:

Photos from the Queen's 2007 White House State Visit
Photos from the Queen's 2007 Jamestown, Va., Visit
Photos from the Queen's 2007 Richmond, Va., Visit
Video from the Queen's 1957 Jamestown Visit
Video from the Queen's 2007 Jamestown Visit
Video from the Queen's 2007 Richmond Visit
Photos from President Obama's Inauguration
Audio of then-state senator Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and Audio of President Obama 2009 Inauguration Address

The Queen must love show tunes because it was also loaded with about 40 classics.

Britain's Press Association reports that the Royal couple gave the Obamas "a silver-framed, signed photograph of themselves."

2 important speeches–how great–not quite as cocky as a framed portrait of themselves. Some people hate what the Obama's gave the Queen because they must pick apart everything.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 3 · Rhonda

Why would the Queen of England want Obama's speeches? really lame, I think her gift to him was perfect an autographed picture of herself. lol

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 4 · weezy

the 2004 speech was awesome, and the one in january was pretty historic–hadn't you heard? not like he gave her a collection of his election stump speeches. 2 very inspiring speeches. you just hate admitting the queen is rocking to her show tunes right now!

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 5 · Joe Blow

A pair of crystal candlesticks from Tiffany would have been a better choice. I am sure the Queen re-gifts most of the crap she receives anyway from foreign dignataries. Just can't imagine her using an IPod. Also the Obama's are still learning how protocol works since we do not have the aristocracy in this country as they do in the UK and other parts of Europe.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 6 · Rhonda

Weezy, calm down, the Queen already had an I-pod and I'm sure its loaded with what she wants to listen to. Bet money the speeches of Hussein Obama, not there, but who really cares.

I'm sure you love the fashion icon Michelle as well. People were talking about her fashion, so I checked it out on Huff Post. Her clothes were so tight she could barely get her fat ass in them and all the little sweaters that don't fit and are buttoned wrong are just gorgeous. Jackie O wouldn't have been caught dead in those get-ups but as long as some are impressed with the stunningly gorgeous fashion icon Michelle O, Just please don't compare her to Jackie O and Princess Di, that is an insult to them. These people don't seem to realize we have eyes and can see.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 1:57 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 7 · Rhonda

The WH and the State Department are supposed to have people whose jobs it is to see that the pres and his wife and the 500 with them act appropriately, it is called protocol. I don't know, either they don't listen to them or they brought them to Washington from Chicago. Who knows

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 8 · mirsada

If she wanted an Ipod dont you think she would have one already? im pretty sure she could afford one.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 9 · Jen

@Rhonda: May I ask you why you hate Michelle Obama that much? I mean, come on. You really rip into her. She's not fat at all, and I think some of her dresses are quite nice, and I do not compare her to Jackie O or Princess Di.

Speaking of Jackie O (who was a fashion icon), she caused quite a stir in her first visit to the Queen by wearing a sleeveless dress. Back in the day this was very faux pas. Not everyone makes a good first impression, even those we adore.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 10 · Joe Blow

Well if the protocol experts are like the other tax cheating weasels Obama has selected for his administration it's no wonder they are out of touch with how to deal with the Queen of England. I do get tired of Michelle being compared to Jackie Kennedy as there is none whatsoever. The times are way different and JK was married to an endless supply of money named JFK. I think Michelle is doing fine on her own, the clothes are classic and simplistic and she is a breath of fresh air. Laura Bush was refined but cared very little about fashion.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 11 · weezy

i just think this is a big stink about nothing, and i think the gift was thoughtful, it wasn't about the actual ipod but the memories of her old trips. plus, please don't forget the rare musical songbook. it is def better than a signed framed photo. but as usual there is a huge stink about every single thing the obama's do (or don't do).

i really do like michelle. i think she's real, and i think she's beautiful. and i think she represents us well. and i would love to have her curves.

p.s. i have read the queen loved her gifts, and loved michelle, so it's really a moot point.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 12 · Rhonda

Jen, both Obama's are frauds, media tells us Michelle is brilliant, she got into Princeton on affirmative action and she didn't do well at all, media, tells "us" how gorgeous she is, she isn't, Halle Berry is gorgeous, MO is not even close, the media, tells her wardrobe is fashionable, she has a big ass poured into a dress with sweaters (fashion or not) appear extremely small, (makes her look even fatter with an even bigger butt) media compares her to Jackie O and Princess Di these women were fashion icons, MO not even close, She is tall and that goes well with clothes, but she has a big butt and a ugly face and bad manners. I don't like being SOLD something I know is not true. Like everyone running around saying "OMG, MO has the most stunning arms! It's like we don't have eyes, we can't see that she isn't gorgeous and she is a looooonnnngggg way from Jackie O and Princess Di. Real icons don't have to be compared to other people.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 13 · Rhonda

Obama's 15th nominee who hasn't paid all their taxes. 2nd Health Sec with tax problems. Sebelus, has tax problems, this is really getting embarrassing, doesn't any of Obama's political friends pay their taxes?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 14 · Whitney Evans

Who CARES what Michelle Obama WEARS? WHY is this America's focus? Barack Obama is sending the country down the tubes and we're worrying about Michelle Obama's OUTFITS?????

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 3:34 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 15 · Jen

@Rhonda: So what if she has a big ass? Are you a model and a perfect size 2 Rhonda? If you are forgive me, I guess you can call people "fat" and "ugly". Granted, I do not think she is a model, but fat and ugly she is not. But everyone is entitled. I was just curious if you had anything valid to say, seeing as how you constantly rip into her. And the media spins shit and sells shit all the time, from the Obama's to causes of cancer to the shakedown of corporate America, etc.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 16 · Rhonda

Jen, my point exactly, the media spun shit and sold us a bunch of shit, Barrick and Michelle Obama! Exactly right!

just listened to gay Barry without his telepromter, man it was embarrassing bad! No wonder our media is talking about MO clothes.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 4:00 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 17 · getreal

And for the hicks out there who don't understand the significance of the ipod back hundreds of years visiting dignitaries brought an item that was their countries most recent invention. It it meant to be symbolic. The first Chinese dignitary brought tea to england. Sir Walter Raliegh brought tobacco from the new world. This over 600 year old tradition to present the monarch of England with a modern gadget or invention from your country is a wonderful practice. The fact that this seems to escape some of the people on here cracks me up. Maybe some of you should have paid attention during history class or better yet gone to college. The things some people choose to be mad about. They laughed and said "they deserved it" when people died in Katrina (Rhonda) but they are beside themselves with anger at the kind of sound equipment the President uses. How do these people sleep at night?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 18 · Jen

@Rhonda: Rhonda, I am saying that just because the media spins it a certain way doesn't give anyone reason to love/hate someone more. You hate Michelle because the media tells you to like her? Um strange. I just think that sometimes you may have a valid point but it gets lost in your insults like calling Michelle "fat ass" "ugly" or Barrack "gay" (wow-really?) and you come off as childish.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 4:23 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 19 · Rhonda


Lets say, lets play pretend, that the media loved George Bush and spoke constantly of President Bush's eloquent speech and how he was the most handsome, admired man on the planet. you would call "bullshit" I call "bullshit" on Michelle Obama. Bullshit on gay Barry as well, they are both liars and frauds. Hope that wasn't to hard for ya.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 20 · Rhonda


Thanks for the history of the I-pod. Simple question: 500 people, 4 speechwriters and 12 telepromters, a bit much, don't you think??

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 21 · Jen

@Rhonda: That's not what I was saying at all Rhonda. I am saying that if the media CHOOSES to favor someone, doesn't mean you have hate them because of that reason-just because you want to be outside of popular opinion. Who the f cares. And calling someone gay as an insult on a gay-edited website is just asinine.

And if you want to bring up Bush. Here's an interesting article regarding HIS entourage. Not much smaller than Barrack's.

And here's a pretty picture.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 4:45 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 22 · Bald Outing

the queen is so tiny!

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 23 · Mar

It really bothers me how everyone is focussing on the gift we gave. I'm sure the queen liked it because it is a gift after all. If the Obamas had given her a signed picture of themselves everyone would have flipped out. How come nobody comments on that?? And as far as Michelle Obama goes she is not ugly or fat. That is incredibly rude and it's people like Rhonda who make normal sized people think they need to be a size 2. What is so wrong with having a NORMAL sized body? She has a great shape and in no way, shape, or form is she fat. God forbid the woman have curves and a butt….because you know everyone wishes they had a completely flat ass right…

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 24 · getreal

@Jen: She always disappears when someone gives her facts. That is hilarious so George Bush Has a bigger entourage than President Obama. Hilarious!

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 5:25 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 25 · Rhonda


Did you see the picture of Barry giving the Saudi king a bj?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 26 · getreal

@Rhonda: Oh so Bush Travel with more 150 more people than President Obama time to make up another lie I notice when Bush traveled with 650 people that is okay with you but when Obama travels with 500 you are angry. Typical conservative affirmative action if you guys do it it's okay if anyone else does it isn't.

I feel sorry for you Rhonda you always show your homophobia, at least once a day.I was raised that to make fun of gay people and homosexuality which you constantly do is wrong. You say you are a christian pray to God to help be a little kinder and to put some good in the world not just constantly insulting people making fun or gays telling people to eat feces this is not christian behavior and you are making christians look like hypocrites. I'm done.God bless you

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 7:12 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]

The discreet charm of the NEW American aristocracy.

Classless, clueless.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 7:41 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 28 · Rhonda

Bush traveled with 650 people, I doubt it. Save you pity Getreal for yourself. your self-righteous bullshit. I don't have time at this moment to search it, but if that's true I will apologize. gotta work right now. Later

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 7:45 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 29 · getreal

Call the State Department they will confirm the information i did early today. You can get the number at or google. Don't believe me call the state department they confirmed it. I will pray for you. Poor thing, seriously you always so mad and cornered if someone gives you fact instead of opinion. If you don't know how to open a link you just click on it. I know facts scare you but this page gives proof you are wrong. It's not the end of the world.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 7:55 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 30 · getreal

@Rhonda: Going to work now? What the hell kind of job must you do. Ha-Ha

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 31 · weezy


i posted a similar thought at #11 and am so happy to hear you say it as well (only much better than me :) i cannot believe the ipod has become such a big deal. i am assuming that it's getting harder to find legitimate gripes, so people are starting to hit the bottom of the barrel here.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 8:03 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 32 · weezy


save your breath getreal, if it isn't his telepromter, it will be some other false offense. better they pick apart things like gifts, teleprompters and entourages than legitimate issues like torture and war.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 33 · fanofgrendel

@getreal: here is my gift to you. I couldn't afford an ipod.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 34 · getreal

@weezy: Could not have said it better myself.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 35 · Rhonda

You called the State Department, you must be totally anal. You really take your jossip seriously.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 36 · getreal

@Rhonda: You said if it's true you will apologize. Guess that was just another lie LOL.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 9:20 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 37 · Rhonda

Yes, I work, what do you do, oh I forgot you get $8 an hour to carry a sign for the community organizers.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 9:20 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 38 · Rhonda

your a total asshole, but if Bush took more people, I apologize.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 39 · getreal

@Rhonda: @Rhonda: First of all it's you're not your. I run my own corporation so I do quite well.It was quite big of you to apologize. God bless.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 40 · fanofgrendel

@Rhonda: I hope that makes the prissy thing feel better.

Do you think she really called the State Department? There's our tax dollars at work. I found the answer with a 30 second Google search. Got to the same site she went to. Why did she go there if the State Department gave her the information?

If that call were true, can you imagine some poor sucker on hold desperately trying to get his passport, just so this dingbat can bother the workers trying to make a debate point on Jossip?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 41 · getreal

@Rhonda: It doesn't have to be so adversarial but this is the third time in two days you were called out for posting misinformation. Maybe you shouldn't post lies if you will get so mad at the people who present with facts. As your stumbles of the past few days have shown just because you heard some pundit say it does not necessarily make it true. If I were you before I post something 100 times I would do some research. But then again you said I was anal for checking on facts before I posted them. Poor Rhonda it will get better.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 42 · Rhonda

like I said, your a total asshole

Yea Fan she is so anal she probably did call the State Department, of course, she is such a big shot, she probably talked directly to Hill.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:20 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 43 · fanofgrendel

@getreal: and that self-serving little speech is from the person that conveniently seem to have forgotten that the Democrats in Congress helped pass and renew the Patriot Act, and you utilized dishonest rhetoric that a "Crap Sandwich" was literally made of crap and people were telling others to eat feces. If not an all out lier, at least a bender of truth to suit your purpose.

I suppose your "own" corporation might be a leftover from Junior Achievement?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 44 · bam-a-lam

@Rhonda: Having worked for the Feds, I can attest that people will actually call with the most ridiculous questions or to Make a Statement, than you could possibly imagine. It is amazing how many people honestly think employees are just sitting around a phone bank, like a telethon, in order to act absolutely interested in those calls. Usually the callers just want to be able to say "I called my Congressman/Governor/State Department, President", etc.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 45 · getreal

Wow so much venom for simply posting facts. Anyone whose parents work in government can tell you every agency has a large pool of public information operators available during business hours our tax dollars at work! They have nothing to do with passports or other official business they are simply employed to provide accurate information to tax payers. Isn't this country great!

And it's "you're and asshole" not "your an asshole" Look I don't want to argue with you. I get it you are really, really mad that you BS was exposed. It doesn't have to be so serious. Have a good night!

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 46 · bam-a-lam

@Rhonda: Of course, they could always write a letter, but then they wouldn't be able to immediately tell all their friends that they had just hung up from discussing an Important Issue with and Important Bigwig. Satisfying the ego takes immediate action, you know?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:35 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 47 · bam-a-lam

@getreal: "Anyone's parents"?? Are you for real? Have you ever tried to do anything on your own without benefit of your parents' assistance?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 48 · getreal

Well my father is a civilian attorney who works at the Pentagon so I grew up in the DC area and I don't just flap my gums I make sure I know what I'm talking about. What a bunch of sour grapes. You were wrong it's not that big a deal. You have to cry in your beer all night.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:46 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 49 · bam-a-lam

@getreal: Why don't you get dad to help land you a job in one of those phone banks so you can actually have some experience to speak of. You might accidentally learn something. Frankly, I don't think you'd last a week. The you won't just be flapping your gums.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:51 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 50 · bam-a-lam

@getreal: I'm not bothering to "The" to "Then".

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 51 · getreal

@bam-a-lam: I don't care what you think you don't matter. Didn't I read on one of these threads you are a dug dealer or something? Gross. I don't need to address either of you again unless you choose to post bald faced lies then I will post the truth with proof. If that hurts your feelings. Grow up. If you don't like my posts ignore them I will go right back to ignoring yours.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 52 · bam-a-lam

@getreal: I'm totally laughing my ass off right now, believe me. I didn't expect any other response from you than what you just delivered. You've proven my point all by yourself. Congrats!

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 11:04 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 53 · fanofgrendel

Getreal — the self-appointed Jossip Minister of Truthiness.

slanted, of course.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 11:12 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 54 · Rhonda

Damn Bush, bet he didn't take twelve telepromters with him!

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 11:14 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 55 · Whitney Evans

You do all realize that you're arguing about teleprompters, iPods, weight, and phone calls, right? None of this is relevant at all. What does it matter what gifts were given? Who cares? How about focusing on what is actually happening to the federal government? Or does no one care that we're going to be paying this debt of for the next hundred years (literally)?

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 11:44 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 56 · fanofgrendel

@Whitney Evans: Everyone has been blinded by the light of Obama celebrity. By the time we recover, it will be too late.

Posted: Apr 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 57 · getreal

@Whitney Evans: Our last administration ran up a TRILLION dollars worth of debt in Iraq and HUGE governement instead of investing it in school,roads and bridges, clean water, police and fire department. Why is it when we spent it on Iraqi's no one complained but when we spend it on Americans it's a problem. We will be paying off Bushes debts for 50 years if we don't turn things around and get our economy going again. This new legislation will create a lot of jobs and we will go back investing in OUR countries future not oil rich countries that hate us.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 12:20 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 58 · bam-a-lam

@getreal: We're off to a flying start with the new excise taxes. I haven't seen any sign of jobs coming down the pike, however. I despised Bush and resent the debt he left us, but going back over and over to his fuck up is hardly helping us keep tabs on this administration.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 12:40 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 59 · getreal

I'm interested in debating politics and don't have any interest in dialoguing with you. Your sole reason to be here is to insult people and be rude. I have never read an interesting or intelligent post from you. Yet you always pathetically post at me for attention. Since all your desperate attempts at getting my attention just end in you having tantrums and being rude I'll just skip it from now on. Go pick a fight with someone else I'm simply not interested.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 12:55 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 60 · Whitney


So, the way to fix that debt is to triple it? GENIUS!!! The "new jobs" that this "legislation" is going to create are going to be government funded jobs, meaning that I, and millions of other tax payers are going to be paying their salary. These "jobs" are going to create government dependency in a way America has never known. Great. Yes, wonderful idea, let's get EVERYONE dependent on government, that way, we won't have any control over it!!! Also, what jobs has it created? What jobs WILL it create? I'm not a fan of President Bush. I'm not saying what he did to our country was a good thing. Don't use Bush as a counter-argument for legitimate concerns about what Obama is doing. He's no longer President. WE CANNOT SPEND OUR WAY OUT OF DEBT. Cut taxes. It doesn't take an incredibly intelligent person to figure out that that would fix our economic woes.

By the way, in your comment #17, you preach that "going to college" is the only way a person can have an intelligent conversation about politics. Who the hell do you think you are? Do you honestly think that those who do not have a college education are any LESS intelligent than those that do? Seriously? How dare you.
I have a college degree and I am smart enough to realize the fact that having one does not make you any better or smarter then the next person who walks past you on the street. YOU need to realize that as well and step off your high horse.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 2:10 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 61 · getreal

@Whitney: You have inserted yourself into a conversation between me and a woman who constantly attacks people on this site. We have been trading barbs today which is silly. Since we don't know each other and I have never done a thing to you I'm not sure why you are so angry. But please believe me If something I posted offended you I apologize. Have a good night.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 2:20 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 62 · Whitney

No, I inserted myself in to a conversation with the whole of this thread. You chose to respond to my comment. I appreciate the apology, but I don't need it. And I find it interesting that you chose to disregard the rest of my comment.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 2:34 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 63 · getreal

@Whitney: I'm glad you found it interesting. It is midnight where I am so I will defer comment till tomorrow. It was important to address you because you were obviously offended by a comment I made and I apologized so we are square. If you want to discuss the new budget an army of well respect economists seem to think this is a good option for our country feel free to contact any of them. Many of these economist were the same people who have been warning us for years about the bad path we were on. Why of all the posters on this site do feel the need to attack me as if it is not my job to explain this new legislation to you. It's not my job but I would recommend Rhonda she loves aggressive arguments. Since you say you are no fan of Bush tell me who did you vote for in the last three elections? Be honest.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 2:56 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 64 · twobear211

Whitney-"Who the hell do you think you are? Do you honestly think that those who do not have a college education are any LESS intelligent than those that do? Seriously? How dare you.!"

Is it not the point of going to college to further educate yourself? Doesn't further education mean that you usually become more intelligent? A college education does not make you better, I do agree with you there. BUT I do think that it can make you smarter. If it doesn't then I think a lot of people are wasting a lot of money on something that is not doing them any good.

Maybe you should think through your statements a bit more instead of answering so quickly with hostility.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 4:04 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 65 · bam-a-lam

@twobear211: A lot of people ARE wasting their money on it. See: GetReal.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 7:45 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 66 · fanofgrendel

@twobear211: College doesn't make you smarter. It just increases your knowledge in some areas. The proof of that you can go to college and still be a real dumb-ass is obvious from the comments here. College also increases the probability of becoming a smug asshole if you were to go by the evidence displayed here.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 7:46 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 67 · fanofgrendel

Photograph of Getreal courtesy of the State Department.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 7:47 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 68 · bam-a-lam

@fanofgrendel: And so appropriate.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 7:55 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 69 · fanofgrendel

Obama budget passed last night doubles our national debt in 5 years and triples it down the road.
The dog and pony show in Europe was flashy, but the important news was made in congress.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 7:56 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 70 · bam-a-lam

@fanofgrendel: Inflation is going to be a mother. Bright side: GetReal is young enough to have to pay for it.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 8:01 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 71 · fanofgrendel

@bam-a-lam: she isn't going to be any help. Her corporation makes bladeless knives without handles.

Dad has to send her a check every week from his Pentagon retirement and mom wanders around in circles after freaking out from reading the newspaper.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 8:06 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 72 · bam-a-lam

@Whitney: Interesting you should notice the high horse. GetReal has been told to dismount that pony before, but she doesn't know how. She's afraid to actually mingle with people who make up the masses. She will be happy to inform you that she has a "Harvard educated father" while the rest of us just have regular fathers.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 8:10 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 73 · bam-a-lam

@fanofgrendel: Pictures of watermelons do seem to have quite the impact in that educated household, don't they?

I kind of doubt her corporation exists to actually DO anything at all.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 8:14 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 74 · Rach

Queen of England? Seriously?! Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland!

Anyhoo..I think its pretty cool to give her an iPod, times are changing… its modern times.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 9:08 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 75 · fanofgrendel

Well, as the President moves on to France with his large, but not larger than Bush's entourage(so that makes it okay — totaly okay), let us access the stay in Great Britain.

First and foremost, its good to have a president again that can make us proud to be Americans. He represents us with the class and dignity we have not seen since The West Wing went off the air.

And how about that First Lady? She has qualities, Princes Di would envy if she were still with us. The iPod was a great gift and the snapping of the Queen's bra strap was an endearing gesture. The less reported gift of a Snuggie to Prince Phillip was a bit of a fau paux, but that's okay.

This trip has been all good for our country's status, and perhaps we are on the way to erasing the horrible image left from the Dick Cheney duck hunting expedition with the Queen.

I'm feeling very positive today. It has nothing to do with my finding of the key to the liquor cabinet this morning.

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No. 76 · fanofgrendel

@Rach: Don't forget 'Lis is also queen of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We have not seen such a queen since Freddy Mercury died.

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No. 77 · bam-a-lam

@fanofgrendel: Quite right. My English/French/Irish blood is just a river of pride right now.

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No. 78 · bam-a-lam

@bam-a-lam: Well, the Irish and English bits are having to hold up the French part, but overall it's good.

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No. 79 · Rhonda


I'm glad your "feeling" so positive today! Did you see the picture of Obama "tying" the shoe of the Saudi King. When Bush held his hand, it was awful enough. Now Obama is performing sexual favors for the King.

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No. 80 · Jen

@fanofgrendel: Snuggie for Prince Phillip…priceless.

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No. 81 · fanofgrendel

@Rhonda: Oh Shit!

Jobless rate jumps to 8.5 percent, highest since late 1983; payrolls drop 663,000 workers.

Back to real. Time for a stimulus.

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No. 82 · bam-a-lam

@Rhonda: RHONDA! I hope you realize that now I'll have the most unpleasant image in my head all day. *sigh*

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No. 83 · Rhonda

Prince Phillip could use a snuggie, he looks like a cold fish. Fan, could someone tell Obama, thats the wrong kind of stimulus:)

and surely not the Saudi King, for heaven sake:)

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 9:31 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 84 · Rhonda

Sorry, Bam, Bush holding his hand was bad enough, now this!

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No. 85 · fanofgrendel

FRANCE'S first lady broke with protocol today as she held out a frosty hand to welcome Barack Obama.

Stunning Carla Bruni was business-like in her greeting ??? while her hubby treated Michelle Obama to a hug and Continental double kiss.

The former model gave pecks on both cheeks to Mrs Obama and other dignatories when the couple arrived in France.

But when it came to the dashing US President the beauty kept a noticeable distance.

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No. 86 · fanofgrendel

A little does of reality about what really was accomplished by Obama at the G20.

For a start, the President did not get what, for him, was the original purpose of this G20 summit: a coordinated global fiscal stimulus.

The British media may still fawn before the Obamas the way the US media used to, the First Lady can even touch the Queen in Buck House without being sent to the Tower of London; but the Obama charisma and character could not get an extra cent out of the world community.

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No. 87 · Me

Will someone please fuck Rhonda or something?

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 9:28 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 88 · Rhonda

What's wrong, did you read the "Guardian" paper mocks, "Worlds Greatest Orator" LOL

BBC records 2 1/2 minutes of Obama, ah, ew, oh, aw, for 2 and a half minutes!

LOL Have a gooooooooood night, enjoy!

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No. 89 · rhonda

I'm a lonely old bag.

Barak is bad my hillbilly daddy told me they are all bad.

I want him to touch me under my mumu and kiss the crumbs off my chubby face.

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 90 · Rhonda

Bad Rapper

Did you hear about the "The World's Greatest Orator"

BBC: POTUS betrayed by his TOTUS! LOL

Posted: Apr 3, 2009 at 10:30 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
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