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Date: 06/01/11 07:48 AM

66 Responses to President Obama, Just Giving A Speech [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 7:49 am
    Link: President Obama, Just Giving A Speech - He`s totally not paranoid or anything...
  2. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
    1092 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 7:55 am
    It`s probably a hologram...
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 7:56 am
    He is the only black man on sight, I would have done the same
  4. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:03 am
    this is pretty common practice
  5. Profile photo of pip-pip666
    pip-pip666 Female 18-29
    420 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:03 am
    This is pathetic eastsiderepp. For so many reasons you massively fail.
  6. Profile photo of JustDani
    JustDani Female 18-29
    409 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:04 am
    Better to be paranoid than dead...
  7. Profile photo of putzco
    putzco Male 30-39
    213 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:20 am
    He`s in the perfect position for a really bitchin` drum solo there.
  8. Profile photo of GodDamnDevil
    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
    164 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:23 am
    Awwww Cmon everyone...its a splatter shield...to keep all the bull poop from hitting the audience.
  9. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:28 am
    It`s this or post guards at every nearby rooftop and window. I`d go with the bulletproof glass too.
  10. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:31 am
    so he can practice his mime routine while giving a speech. Brilliant!
  11. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
    542 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:34 am
    He`s the first black president and the opposition party`s support base is filled with racist, gun-loving, psychopaths.

    I think he`s justified in being a little bit paranoid.
  12. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Just because he`s black doesn`t mean he`s going to shoot anybody.
  13. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:48 am
    it`s actually a teleprompter enclosure...can`t have him ad-libbing now can we?
  14. Profile photo of phirephoto
    phirephoto Male 30-39
    329 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:50 am
    Eddie Murphy had it right in 1980`s.. Friggin hysterical.
  15. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    June 1, 2011 at 8:55 am
    Okay, make fun of your first black president trying to stay safe... but no one makes fun of the pope (or any other public figure) when he (they) does (do) it?
  16. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:56 am
    Male: 30-50: Eastern US

    Stop hatin` the guy that`s makin` your countries economy grow by 2%... the most out of -all- the worlds countries currently trying to recover from a depression.

    He must be doing something wrong sure ^^
  17. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2086 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 9:01 am
    I don`t know what is sillier: That enclosure or all those idiots who think he has something intelligent to say.
  18. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 9:12 am
    @Molehouse, I see what you did there...
  19. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 9:43 am
    he looks like the hologram from `The Time Machine`
  20. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Germs GERMS!
  21. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:04 am
    *shrugs* I certainly wouldn`t want to get shot by a sniper who was probably deluded enough to think I was doing a bad job as a president, even though I actually wasn`t.
  22. Profile photo of mischief83
    mischief83 Male 18-29
    186 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:16 am
    He`s in Ireland-- this is probably something that was set up for him. He does not do this at speaking engagements at home as far as I know. So I think we`re being a little unfair.
  23. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:23 am
    does this remind anyone else of monday night raw?
  24. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33070 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:24 am
    Why aren`t the teleprompters protected? Knock those out and it`s like cutting the strings on a marionette! BHO would just stand there saying; Um, er, Um, unh...
  25. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33070 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:27 am
    vv @Mildcorma must live in Canada: OUR economy grew by almost 2% last quarter, yours (USA) by about 1.2%... seriously dude, I heard it on the CBC like yesterday!
  26. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Why do the teleprompters have to be outside the glass and get shot?!?!?!?
  27. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:37 am
    @ Wendypants

    Because there is much better material, we can accuse him of being a nazi peadophile.
  28. Profile photo of evanbartlett
    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:44 am
    I think that "paranoia" is a condition characterized by irrational fear. The difference here is that people actually DO want him dead. Cautious? Yes. Paranoid? No.
  29. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2011 at 10:51 am
    its a sad but necessary measure.
  30. Profile photo of Red_Fear
    Red_Fear Male 18-29
    68 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:54 am
    does this kind of remind anyone else of Equilibrium?
  31. Profile photo of liberalirony
    liberalirony Male 18-29
    196 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 11:08 am
    The TelePrompters were for the Irish host, not Obama. Unfortunately Tubridy, the presenter, can`t string a sentence together without a prompter. They were switched off during the speech. I`d point me out in the photo but there`s an american flag in the way : (
  32. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 11:27 am
    With a wall like that, your shoe would require a high arc to find its target.
  33. Profile photo of gbrzeatetee
    gbrzeatetee Male 30-39
    174 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 11:31 am
    It`s like he`s living in a country where people find it normal to bring assault rifles at a rally.
  34. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    The glass was to protect Tubridy, he`s a marked man.
  35. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Just living in his little box
  36. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    There is something depressing about delivering a speech from behind a glass shield.

    You are trying to `inspire the people` or some such, yet you fear them.

    I`m not one to go to rallies no matter what they`re about, but this is just silly. Not quite as silly as the pope mobile though.
  37. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
    306 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    Well I thought it was the Secret Service(or whatever it`s called) that makes sure he is safe. So alot of the times he might not even like the overprotecting. Just saying.
  38. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    Not uncommon for any world leader. This is not news or unusual.
  39. Profile photo of Yazzmyn
    Yazzmyn Female 18-29
    29 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    There`s nothing wrong with this, nor is it an uncommon thing.

    Sure we should all be able to trust every single person in the world, but the fact is there are psychopaths everywhere just waiting to get a perfect headshot.
  40. Profile photo of HotCarl
    HotCarl Female 18-29
    142 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Hahaha look it`s the goddamn Cole Mine. I honestly can`t blame him for talking from behind protection; everyone has guns and the track record isn`t hot for big important black men giving speeches, you know? Number 82 for a reason.
  41. Profile photo of SethDog
    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    RPG proof?
  42. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    The Pope has a f*cking fishbowl car, and you`re making a big deal over this? Cmon now. Seriously.
  43. Profile photo of bordo
    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    Those are all teleprompters.
  44. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Yeah, he`s paranoid, because there aren`t ANY crazy people with guns in the US who hate Obama. Nope. Come on. Extraordinary measures are taken to protect EVERY president.
  45. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    "from behind a glass shield." Look at the picture. He`s not behind a glass shield- the shields are clearly protecting his flanks.
  46. Profile photo of mr_c_bowler
    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
    301 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    "Those are all teleprompters"


    Nope. Those two little black things on stands in front of him are teleprompters
  47. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    @elmustache

    agreed, try the pope mobile. Wouldn`t you be paranoid? Leaders of nations tend to have the nasty habit of being assassinated.
  48. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    @mr_c_bowler- I think bordo was joking.
  49. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    Would that even stop a .45-70?
  50. Profile photo of sugaman2k3
    sugaman2k3 Male 18-29
    357 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    mr_c_bowler " "Those are all teleprompters"


    Nope. Those two little black things on stands in front of him are teleprompters"

    ^fail at recognizing sarcasm

  51. Profile photo of rogue_knight
    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    Looks like the zoo has a new exhibit
  52. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    If there was a monkey on display, i`d go see it too.

    and GO CANUCKS!!!!!!! BOSTON SUCKS
  53. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    I guess the "rally around the flag" effect that lead to obama`s jump in approval rating after the death of osama bin laden has already died off and returned to its norm.
  54. Profile photo of gyro231995
    gyro231995 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    He is a Windows Vista program with all those translucent squares.
  55. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    Why aren`t the teleprompters protected? Knock those out and it`s like cutting the strings on a marionette! BHO would just stand there saying; Um, er, Um, unh...
    I agree. Bring back George W. He was positively eloquent. A natural public speaker. A cunning lingist, if you will.
  56. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 3:19 am
    davymid...fool me once man. You can`t get fooled again!
  57. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 5:45 am
    Is the statue in the background written in Arabic or Hebrew? I`m not really able to tell, but that is probably the reason for all the extra protection.
  58. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 6:39 am
    A politician should not speak in foreign countries where he needs that kind of protection.
  59. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    "A cunning lingist, if you will. "

    I see what you did there.
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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    406 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    @Burton Ian... Looks Hebrew to me.
  61. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    "
    A politician should not speak in foreign countries where he needs that kind of protection.
    "
    So, he shouldn`t speak in any country? Someone`s not going to like him in every country, and it`s not hard to get access to a gun.
  62. Profile photo of NeoHumpty
    NeoHumpty Male 30-39
    2 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    My question is, how the hell are the secret servicemen supposed to lunge on top of him if shots ring out? Isn`t that supposed to be there first response? Hell, now they have a wall to climb to reach him.
  63. Profile photo of TurtleOfDoom
    TurtleOfDoom Male 13-17
    22 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:32 am
    the guy behind obama looks very suspicious
  64. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:19 am
    actually, i think the guy behind him might just be charles nelson reilly.
  65. Profile photo of Censorship
    Censorship Male 18-29
    75 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 6:51 am
    Just to straighten this out. The pic was taken at Obama`s recent visit to Ireland. Behind him stands, I believe, the Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, of Ireland. About the glass, not too sure, the Queen of Britain was also in Ireland a few days before his visit. There were threats of attacks on the Queen, tough security was set up throughout the city, probably a similar reason for the bulletproof glass.
  66. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:47 am
    break out the bazooka.

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