President Obama, Just Giving A Speech [Pic]

Submitted by: eastsiderepp 5 years ago

He"s totally not paranoid or anything...
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Male 2,737
break out the bazooka.
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Male 75
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.
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Male 916
actually, i think the guy behind him might just be charles nelson reilly.
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Male 22
the guy behind obama looks very suspicious
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Male 2
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.
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Male 2,486
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A politician should not speak in foreign countries where he needs that kind of protection.
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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.
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Male 406
@Burton Ian... Looks Hebrew to me.
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Male 4,793
"A cunning lingist, if you will. "

I see what you did there.
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Male 802
A politician should not speak in foreign countries where he needs that kind of protection.
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Male 815
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.
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Male 1,010
davymid...fool me once man. You can`t get fooled again!
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Male 12,138
[quote]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...[/quote]
I agree. Bring back George W. He was positively eloquent. A natural public speaker. A cunning lingist, if you will.
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Male 35
He is a Windows Vista program with all those translucent squares.
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Male 2,988
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.
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Male 418
If there was a monkey on display, i`d go see it too.

and GO CANUCKS!!!!!!! BOSTON SUCKS
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Male 868
Looks like the zoo has a new exhibit
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Male 357
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

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Male 307
Would that even stop a .45-70?
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Male 2,868
@mr_c_bowler- I think bordo was joking.
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Female 1,324
@elmustache

agreed, try the pope mobile. Wouldn`t you be paranoid? Leaders of nations tend to have the nasty habit of being assassinated.
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Male 299
"Those are all teleprompters"


Nope. Those two little black things on stands in front of him are teleprompters
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Male 2,868
"from behind a glass shield." Look at the picture. He`s not behind a glass shield- the shields are clearly protecting his flanks.
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Male 2,868
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.
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Male 907
Those are all teleprompters.
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Male 1,625
The Pope has a f*cking fishbowl car, and you`re making a big deal over this? Cmon now. Seriously.
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Male 768
RPG proof?
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Female 142
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.
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Female 29
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.
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Male 11,740
Not uncommon for any world leader. This is not news or unusual.
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Male 306
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.
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Male 10,440
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.
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Male 25,416
Just living in his little box
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Male 1,678
The glass was to protect Tubridy, he`s a marked man.
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Male 174
It`s like he`s living in a country where people find it normal to bring assault rifles at a rally.
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Male 14,775
With a wall like that, your shoe would require a high arc to find its target.
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Male 196
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 : (
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Male 68
does this kind of remind anyone else of Equilibrium?
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Male 7,585
its a sad but necessary measure.
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Male 559
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.
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Male 302
@ Wendypants

Because there is much better material, we can accuse him of being a nazi peadophile.
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Male 1,929
Why do the teleprompters have to be outside the glass and get shot?!?!?!?
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Male 36,539
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!
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Male 36,539
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...
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Male 622
does this remind anyone else of monday night raw?
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Male 186
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.
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Male 3,894
*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.
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Male 5,413
Germs GERMS!
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Male 875
he looks like the hologram from `The Time Machine`
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Male 749
@Molehouse, I see what you did there...
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Male 2,085
I don`t know what is sillier: That enclosure or all those idiots who think he has something intelligent to say.
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Male 496
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 ^^
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Female 2,415
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?
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Male 329
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Male 452
it`s actually a teleprompter enclosure...can`t have him ad-libbing now can we?
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Male 302
Just because he`s black doesn`t mean he`s going to shoot anybody.
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Male 541
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.
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Male 770
so he can practice his mime routine while giving a speech. Brilliant!
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Male 182
It`s this or post guards at every nearby rooftop and window. I`d go with the bulletproof glass too.
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Male 165
Awwww Cmon everyone...its a splatter shield...to keep all the bull poop from hitting the audience.
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Male 213
He`s in the perfect position for a really bitchin` drum solo there.
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Female 409
Better to be paranoid than dead...
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Female 420
This is pathetic eastsiderepp. For so many reasons you massively fail.
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Male 1,182
this is pretty common practice
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Male 15,510
He is the only black man on sight, I would have done the same
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Male 1,091
It`s probably a hologram...
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Male 2,620
Link: President Obama, Just Giving A Speech [Pic] [Rate Link] - He`s totally not paranoid or anything...
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