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Obama strikes again. Just what Queen of England needs -- an iPod loaded with audio of his speeches. What an embarrassing display of narcissism.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/04/what-does-one-g.html

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Oh God. What an ego. I'm glad I don't live at his house at Christmas!

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Who in their right mind gives the Queen an Ipod?

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BTW, she turns 83 this month.

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I would love to be part of the discussion that decided an Ipod was the best gift for the Queen. I mean, how do you even rationalize it?

Obama: Ok guys, listen up. I'm going to meet with the Queen and I need to give her a gift. Help me decide on something unique, memorable and under 200 bucks.

Staff: I know, let's give her an Ipod. I bet they don't have them in England. She'll get a kick out of it.

Obama: Hmmmmm.....an Ipod, eh? You know, I'm liking it. She can take it jogging with her, and to state dinners. It's not an eight track player so it represents change. She'll think of me everytime she uses. Plus, we can get it under 200 bucks.

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Another one that people don't have much visibility on is that during a past visit, the British PM presented Bush a bust of Winston Churchill, which Bush kept in the Oval Office. Just prior to the recent PM's visit, Obama replaced the Churchill bust with Lincoln and returned the Churchill bust to England via the British Embassy.

He's probably kicking himself right now, because he could've saved 200 bucks by re-gifting that bust back to the Queen.

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Laugh

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You've all flunked the "looney" test.

The looney test is a test of just how looney you are based on your take on the iPod gift. Don't feel too bad you have lots of company including of course the blow hards at Faux not news.

The post becan with a link that didn't match the thrust of the post.

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an iPod loaded with audio of his speeches

Well, one anyway, and the rest were photos and videos of the Queens visit to the US as well as show tunes the queen is fond of.

Just follow the link in the original post.

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Who in their right mind gives the Queen an Ipod?

Someone who researched it first with the Queens former spokesman and knew what she wanted.

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BTW, she turns 83 this month

Is that meant to imply she doesn't use iPods? Because she does, her old one is outdated and doesn't play video.

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I would love to be part of the discussion that decided an Ipod

You were, it's called a vote, why not concentrate on something substantive if you want input. Try becoming informed instead of regurgitating Fox baloney.

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Obama replaced the Churchill bust with Lincoln and returned the Churchill bust to England

Better than tossing it in the trash. Churchill was a good wartime PM, but before that he had a long history as a racist mass murderer. He gassed the Kurds berore Hussien was born. Type in Churchill and racism and you'll get an interesting result.

To sum it up. The queen wanted was in need of a new iPod and is "delighted" with the gift. Why not leave this sort of thing to the people involved. I personaly am happy to see gifts that don't break the bank with my tax dollars. The queen returned the favor with a set of photos of herself.

Diversions such as this one only deflect attention from the huge effort needed to fix the horrendous mess that has resulted from 30 years (especially the last 8) of a disasterous fiscal policy. Maybe time for a big fat tax break for rich folks.

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pingpong, why don't you just go back to posting under your old name?? What kind of cat were you?

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Laugh Laugh Laugh

You flunked the protocol test.

Gotta be Civet. Same Fox conspiracies, same anti-capitalist ranting, same moonbat logic (or lack thereof), and same pattern of posting times. This guy can't read, either. What's the matter, Civet -- did the moderator cut you off?

The iPod contained Obama's 2004 convention speech and his innaugural address -- it's in the article. Two speeches makes it "speeches" instead of "speech."

The queen also had an iPod already, and the royal family is filthy rich. Besides, this isn't Christmas we're talking about -- these gifts aren't vetted based on what the receiver "wants." The gifts are symbolic and are intended as a gesture of thought and consideration -- hence the prime minister's gift of a desk set made from the timbers of a former slave ship that was a sister ship to the one Obama's desk was made from. That desk, by the way, was a gift from Queen Victoria to Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880, and every president since then except Johnson, Nixon, and Ford has used it.

See how that works? The desk set was well thought out -- symbolizing not only the timbers of a long-standing relationship between England and the US, but also the dismantlement of slavery. In return, Obama gave the PM a set of DVDs you can buy at any Blockbuster that don't even play in Europe.

It's the thought, not the gift.

As far as the Churchill bust goes, that was a gift from England to the United States. If Obama didn't want it in his office, fine -- I can understand he might not think much of Churchill due to his Kenyan ancestry. But he could've sent it to storage with other White House artifacts, or even donated it to the Bush library. But you don't send it back. In the world of protocol, returning a gift is an insult.

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Civet! Nice to see you again. You are your usual sociable, amiable and reasoned self I see. You still misspell the same words though. Yes Fox news lies and Bush is the antichrist, anyone daring to disagree with the Obama is a wing nut Yada Yada Yada. You got a new name but the spiel is the same tired old dogma followed by insults.

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