The height of arrogance? President Obama caught snapping selfies at Nelson Mandela service

After delivering a very egotistical speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier today, President Obama was caught taking ‘selfies’ in the stands with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. First Lady Michelle Obama, who was stoically sitting next to the group, did not participate.

See the photo in question below:

“Didn’t we do a story like three weeks ago about a person taking a picture at a funeral,” Glenn asked on radio this morning, “and we were like, ‘Who does that? Do you have no sense of where you are?’”

When a memorial service was held for former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle earlier this year at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, TheBlaze sent journalists to cover the event. Glenn explained that he laid out strict guidelines for all staff attending the service to ensure nothing interfered with the somberness of the event.

“You know, when I was at Chris Kyle’s funeral – and that was at the stadium here – TheBlaze journalists were there. And I specifically said to them, ‘Do not take any pictures. You stand way up in the back. You don’t get into people’s faces. And you remember you are at a memorial service,’” Glenn recalled. “As the press, I told them not to do any of that. And the President is taking a selfie?!”

As Stu explained, there is a popular Tumblr blog, “Selfies at Funerals”, that compiles inappropriate photographs taken at funeral services. Prior to today, the page primarily featured clueless teenagers and young adults, but now President Obama finds himself prominently displayed on the blog where the ill-timed selfie will live in infamy.

“I cannot believe he didn’t think, ‘This is going to come back to haunt me,’” Pat said exasperatedly. “Are you that stupid… He’s got a grin on his face at Nelson Mandela’s funeral!”

“No, he’s not that stupid. He’s not that stupid,” Glenn said emphatically. “He is that arrogant. No one has ever told him, ‘No.’”

You know the Obama Administration is already working on a way to spin the incident, which promoted Stu to question what the excuse would be this time.

Maybe he can blame the Dutch Prime Minister for taking the picture. Or they can claim they were really watching a video of Mandela on the phone.

All kidding aside, Glenn said it best: “There is no excuse…. What are you thinking?”

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Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Bonnie Somer

    Pride cometh before a fall he does not know Americans his views are not ours his reality not what or who america or americans are. His narcissism is who he is his globalist ideals his marxist views his b/c i exist the sun comes up well pardon moi THAT IS NOT SO HIS DISNEYLAND VIEW IS WELL NOT AMERICA HIS HELL BENT ON MAKING US WHO HE IS IS ENDING THE PERSONA SOME HAVE OF HIM THANK GOD

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      I hope you are right.

    • Jeff

      Jesus Christ reading this hurt my brain.

      • Anonymous

        How can Jesus Christ reading that hurt your brain. Interesting transfer of God’s head ache to your brain. How did you know that Jesus Christ was reading that. Jeff, do you know what amazing abilities you have. Contact the new Pope, he maybe able to use you.

        • Jeff

          Before you attempt to devalue someone’s comment with a pathetic attempt at sarcasm simply because they omitted a comma, you should make sure your post is correct when is comes to punctuation. Learn the difference between declarative and interrogative sentences before you attempt to patronize people as part of the Internet Grammar Police. Idiot.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama acts like an god-king, and he shows how much of a narcissist, megalomaniac, and more that he truly is.

    He acts as if he, and he alone, are all that matters within the world. It was bad enough with his ‘selfie’ but when he bowed down to the dictator of Cuba in complete and abject surrender, it was even more humiliation bestowed onto the nation before the world.

    • Anonymous

      Jesus christ! This is hilarious. He was obviously just shaking hands with foreign dignitaries dignitaries and Castro just happened to be one. He did not bow (which you would know if you took time to actually look at the video). To deny that handshake would be a childish thing to do and it would take the moment away from Nelson Mandela’s memorial (much like what the news is doing with these stupid sensationalist stories). As for the selfie, it obviously wasn’t his phone and when the President of Denmark asks you to take a picture, I feel that many people would have done the same thing. Especially since this memorial did not have a morbid feel to it. People were not mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, they were celebrating his life. Try not to buy into all of the sensationalist propaganda if you don’t have to.

      • Vienta76

        You don’t have “idiot specializing in burying heads in the sand” on your business card do you? You should….

        • Anonymous

          Wow, you really got me. Do you have “Person who thinks their clever while contributing nothing productive” on yours?

          • Anonymous

            IID96 gets a HObama care paid for plexiotomy window in its stomach so it can see where its going from having its head stuck so far up its rear!!!

          • Anonymous

            BAM! You guys just don’t stop with your endless wit.

          • Vienta76

            Did I need to add something productive to observe, and hence comment, on your special kind of productiveness? I think not…now, let’s get back to the important stuff shall we? Instead of all of this “sensationalized propaganda” concocted by the “right” to make the president look like a douche…

          • Anonymous

            I would like to discuss something better and more important than this garbage. Im disappointed in Beck for even pointing this out.

        • Jeff

          Ad hominem attacks contribute nothing productive and only serve to make you look ignorant.

      • Tracy Campbell

        And if it were Bush, you’d say he was an uncouthful redneck, right? Don’t be a hypocrite, if you’re okay with Obama taking a selfie at an international funeral, then you damn well better be okay with any politican doing it.

        • Anonymous

          No, as crazy as it sounds. Im a republican and I supported Bush. Im just not batshit crazy about finding was to bash Obama. And again, its not a funeral. Its a memorial. It was about celebrating Nelson Mandela’s life.

          • Anonymous

            It was rude.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t think that is true. As I have said before. If you watched the memorial, it was a celebration feeling to the event. Mandela would have wanted people to have fun at his memorial but if you want to go on saying that it is rude and so, who am I to stop you.

      • women99

        have another drink of Kool-aid you Obama sycophant

        • Anonymous

          Im actually a republican who tries not to fall for the sensationalism that is so prevalent in today’s society. But you can spread your hateful and ignorant word if you wish.

      • Anonymous

        What does “Jesus Christ” have top do with this conversation?

        • Anonymous

          More than you will ever know.

          • Anonymous

            As a Christian Minister; I find it offensive to blaspheme the name of the greatest and most powerful man/God that ever existed! So tell me tiphoff77 why He is used in this context, and why you said what you said? I believe you misunderstood my question? Correct me if you will . Thank you!!

      • Anonymous

        When has obama let doing anything “childish” get in his way? He usually acts the fool on a daily basis. Just imagine if he didn’t have handlers and Valerie Jarrett.

  • Anonymous

    This is what bother’s Beck? South Africans gave Obama a roaring ovation. Apparently they’re not as bothered as Beck.

    • ..

      Obama’s disgusting. He’s always been disgusting.

    • Susan

      It bothers me!!!

      • Anonymous

        I agree it’s not in the best of taste. I guess the Danish and British premiers bothered you too? Obama’s speech seems a little more important than this trivia.

    • Crassus

      It’s bothering a lot of people including a few in the lamestream media. Step to the rear.

    • Anonymous

      And they booed President Bush when he was shown on the screen – the man who did more to save Africans from HIV and malaria than anyone else has done. And how did Bush respond, with honor and decorum. Bush has class, something Obama will never have.

      • Anonymous

        You’re absolutely right about Bush. He deserves gratitude from South Africans.

    • Anonymous

      Fools, often come in large numbers. Under his ultimate government, they would absolutely be bothered Mr.Landree.

  • Hugh Hanna

    What the hell????
    I gatta say I agree with Michelle on this one as
    she screams to herself, “For goodness sake grow up already! I
    mean…you’re President of the United States and this is Mandela’s
    memorial for Pete’s sake! Frickin’ idiots!”

    • Anonymous

      And the guy behind them is whispering to his neighbor, “OMG, are you seeing this ? I need to hide my face lest I end up in their deplorable pic.”

      Your American president is a child in both mind and attitude. The world awaits the return of adults to the White House.

      • Patti Sullivan Brasga Radovich

        the guy behind him is eric holder-pretty sure he is ok with it..

        • Steve Harmon

          Oooo, you are right, it is. Even he is embarrassed by his buddy, wow.

      • Sharalyn Ayers

        the ‘guy’ behind them appears to be eric holder…

        • Anonymous

          Eric Holder, Valeria Jarrett and Susan Rice were sitting right behind the first family. That is Holder holding his head down and covering his face.

      • Anonymous

        That is Eric Holder hiding his face in shame. As crooked as he is he has enough class to be ashamed and not want his face in the photo which is going to be shown over and over for a long time.

      • Charlie

        So do most Americans.

      • Anonymous

        This one guy in the lower front right is whispering to the older guy with glasses, “can you believe that this di–head is president?” “Where’s Bush when you really need him?”

        • Jeff

          Bush was busy taking photos with Bono. Check his Instagram.

    • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

      You can’t detect the lies coming from Glenn Beck, but you can read Michelles mind. Ohhhhkay.

  • kak6154

    I’m not surprised. Total narcissist. What I am surprised about is that Michelle isn’t participating. His speech sounded like a campaign speech. The man is a total embarrasment to this country. I feel sorry for the Bush’s that they had to travel with him. But I am sure they were the picture of grace and class, as usual. Too bad the don’t learn anything from them.

    • http://wahrheitmacher.blogspot.com/ Most Rev. Gregori

      Michelle didn’t participate because she was in the middle of a day dream, fantasizing that she was Whinnie Mandela, and making mental plans to go shopping at an auto-junk yard to buy some used car tires to turn into “necklaces”.

      • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

        You are soooooo right on that one

      • Canadianlady

        Michelle didn’t participate, because she hates white people.

        • miss911ninja

          Carla Bruni will confirm that!

        • Stelio Kontos

          You hateful Republicans tickle my soul.

          “Hey let’s get on the one person who was actually being respectful at the funeral just so we don’t feel as dumb about hating them.”

          Grow up.

          • Fleur

            Dumb? You’re the one who’s dumb. You obviously voted for the idiot.

          • Stelio Kontos

            Are we going to focus on what was actually said or just keep throwing around random insults? The point is Michelle Obama was doing nothing wrong. Clearly, you’re too childish to even give her that ounce of respect.

          • bumpkin

            She is not the point. Barry SoetrObama is. AKA Shabbaz, …Or so I hear. The thing that is wrong with the picture is that the people in this picture are wrong… Mrs SoetrObama is not misbehaving, but that does NOT make the clowns next to her any more OK. One must really ask oneself, WHY is the Scammer-In-Chief doing what he is doing? Is there a decided lack of respect crawling from under this man’s pate, or is he actually celebrating something? WHAT, may we ask?

          • Anonymous

            She was not doing anything, but she sure was thinking it. I bet she let obama have it when they got out of the crowd. She is not the President of the United States, Barrack Hussein Obama is, and he was acting like we would expect him too. Disrespectful!!!

          • Sean Hoffman-Murphy

            Man, this is great. There’s nothing more entertaining for a libertarian than watching Team Red and Team Blue take turns throwing insults at each other’s icons and then erupt in righteous outrage when their icons take the lashing.

            Let me try and clear this up for you, man The Conservatives here are probably doing something called “joking.” You may be familiar with this concept, as it’s something Liberals do as well, only their targets are Sarah Palin and the like.

            Okay, next up, you should called them “Teabaggers” or something. Let’s see how they react!

          • Anonymous

            Sean, your playing the political game and I can assure you the Obamas , who don’t have a political piece in the game three years hence, have absolutely no respect or use for our politics, political parties and even what we revere liberty and actual individual freedom. So libertarian, I don’t know how you will fit into Obama’s utopia but it may be interesting.

          • Anonymous

            Does she deserve one ? It is a shame our First Lady is called “Mooochelle” in third world country’s of her bovine elegance !

          • Anonymous

            Bovine, you mean cowish?

          • Anonymous

            LOL YOU were the one that opened with the line “You hateful Republicans….” Forget you wrote that? The amusing thing about liberals is their short term memory.

            Liberalism is a mental disorder.

          • Stelio Kontos

            Oh, excuse me for saying hateful. I guess that would only be inaccurate or an insult rather than fact if indeed hate wasn’t shown towards the President and First Lady. Maybe you’re the exception. Correct me if I’m wrong.

          • Anonymous

            That’s enough from you please

          • Anonymous

            We don’t hate these two pitiful people. They are in the midst of an actual attempt to destroy, sorry fundamentally change a country that has done more for the world then any in the history of the world. Now of course the people of the world that worship at the feet of fascist or socialist ideology believe the freedom of the individual is an opening to oppress the down and out. That individual freedom breeds the individual’s attempt to better themselves at the expense of the underclass.Where as the total control of government sees to it that everybody gets a fair share. The truth be told, freedom of the individual from totalitarian government gives everybody their individual freedom to be rich or poor or average. This freedom isn’t perfect but it’s a whole lot better than the road the Obamas, socialist Greece and much of Europe is going down or to take it to its utopian end, a perfected Russia or Chinese system ( and boy does the high tech world make it easier to control the masses for their own good, right?) So why hate them and their cohorts and there seems to be many of them sneaking around the White House and Washington. Never thought the USA would become so seriously stupid. Never the less, you put together the moral collapse, educators who are either ignorant ,disbelieving of the horrendous history of the stuff they are promoting and preaching to the ears of our vapid children. Please, tell me to respect where respect is due. This group has lied to me and my family, actually coming into my home and telling them “period” stuff that would have gotten them thrown out of the home of any self respecting human on this earth. So, I will respect what is respectable amigo….

          • brynda50

            Well said tiphoff77!

          • Anonymous

            Couldn’t have said it any better!!

          • Howard Asness

            You’re a liberal, of course you’re wrong. Thanks for admitting it.

          • Stelio Kontos

            And you, sir, are a child. Thanks for showing me that.

          • T funk

            Not hate at all, just totally disagree with their political stance and ideological philosophy. There are many factors that make someone determine whether they like any given individual. To resort to assumptions of hate and or racism is just juvenile. I see it in the news and parroted here. There are hateful people on both sides of the political spectrum. You would need to acknowledge that before you can have an honest debate with people.

          • Adam Hunsicker

            Stelio Kontos, I’m not a Republican however I do reserve the right to hate Mr. Obama for his blatant disregard for the American Constitution he swore an oath to uphold. I also reserve the right to hate Mrs. Obama for never having been proud to be an American until the day her husband got voted into office.

          • Anonymous

            If Obama had an ounce of class he wouldn’t be taking pictures of himself and hanging all over the woman from Denmark. But he hasn’t any class, never has, never will. And that’s why I don’t have any respect for him at all. I actually feel sorry for Michelle. What an embarrassment he is…not just to her….or to us….but to the entire world. He has no more business being in the White House than Mickey Mouse.

          • Anonymous

            right

          • Anonymous

            Amen JoJo!~~~Liberalism is indeed a disease. They cannot “dicern” between good and evil. We have a president who cuddles up to evil dictators…. I once read a brilliant article and I apologize but I forgot who it was by…..He said….. It’s time for a divorce…. He said since WWll, Conservatives have tried to get along with you liberals but now… he is sick and tired of the liberals destroying this country and suggested that we should divorce now, and divide things up now….even by land. LOL. It was hysterical as he went on to say I am sure we can come to what land you will have and what land we will have…. Then after that, liberals—You can have Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Streisand and Oprah Winfrey, and we’ll keep John Wayne in out memories, George Washington and all the Founding Fathers since they insult you so much: We’ll also keep Ronald Reagan, The American Military, our Beloved Constitution, and our FLAG,, since this too insults you so much……. Liberals, you can have “We Are the World, and Kumbaya, and we’ll keep the National Anthem and God Bless America! Since we have the American Military, let’s see who needs who’s help first when we are attacked! LOL…Yes, liberalism is indeed a disease. It’s sick. Unfortunately today, the country has a temperature and the bug is in the White House and in this administration of radicals, that have hijacked our country. Yes, they are the radicals of the 60’s that are now all grown up and destroying this country faster than you think.

          • ZS

            Ok…this is ridiculous. You point a finger at Stelio for saying “hateful Republicans” and then you say that “Liberalism is a mental disorder.” implying that he has a mental disorder for being liberal?? I’m strongly republican, but that is so hypocritical! Respect each other regardless of political thoughts. We are all still Americans and we will destroy ourselves by having zero unity if we are not careful.

          • Anonymous

            Unity with a basically totalitarian ideology is impossible. Obama doesn’t want unity, he fights for more than his way, his ideology takes no prisoners. Americans are so naive, we have never faced this mind set ever. The totalitarian underpinnings of a radical socialistic cause is like oil and water they don’t coalesce with individual freedom and democratic interplay.The way the AFC was rammed down the throats of the opposition party wasn’t a one time act of a mean spirit. Lying to get appreciation of a cause. Dehumanizing the opposition with lies and innuendo. When you are not use to that way of being treated, because of our history of individual freedom, we rationalize and keep pushing for compromise. Compromise upsets that ideologies demand for total control. Now, will that ideology take hold in America. Folks, it has gotten a lot further than you think. It can’t happen here? Keep thinking that with that soft forgiving American soul. We have to grow up. The opposition to our basic freedom is at stake. Just because they we born in America and say they love and respect our individual freedoms and free enterprise system , there are many that not only dislike that system they want to destroy it. To these people value lie in control. Control over America seems a stretch, but Mr.Obama and more important those with the real power above him, have the almost spiritual confidence in their cause. I say spiritual because a move that they are making has to have overtones like a religion. Another thing, this group wont eventually tolerate religion, except the denominations they can totally control. God is not their friend. Never ever believe that. God bless and protected the United States of America. HI love you all…

          • Anonymous

            Again…I couldn’t have said it any better than you tipff77!

          • Anonymous

            A Canadian-right.??? You have no right to meddle in the views of the US. We can row our ownboat

          • Cole Morrison

            and dickheads who post comments likes that is the reason everyone around the world hates the US. fuck face

          • Kim Couch Alexander

            Moochie was just clueless as usual. Otherwise she would have enjoyed being in on the selfie. She loves herself almost as much as Obama loves himself!

          • Kim Couch Alexander

            Moochie was just clueless as usual. Otherwise she would have enjoyed being in on the selfie. She loves herself almost as much as Obama loves himself!

          • Starr Zizza

            Stelio, I agree with you. I am a white republican. She was not doing anything wrong. What about the President? this is inexcusable for him to act this way, I am glad to see his wife was not participating. But she is not our President, he is.

          • Anonymous

            He is just a young ” Hawaiian” boy at a rather boring concert, just having fun with a couple neighbors. She is either his mother or girl friend , a little bored, a little put off but ya, there is no respect there, amigo…

          • Anonymous

            This is what happens when he can’t smoke in public.

          • Robbie Messick

            what a terrible insult

          • Anonymous

            Yes , it was insulting to call the President an idiot. If he were just an idiot it would lighten our load. What he is and what he proves himself to be may be the terrible.

          • Anonymous

            He and his female counterpart are not just idiots, they are anthropomorphic simians! And that includes his black half as well!

          • Guest

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          • No.Mo.B.O.

            Well you’re a big party pooper!

          • Wakim

            Thank you for saying the same exact thing I was thinking.
            Now, I am NEVER one to defend for a second the roomies currently inhabiting the White House at mine and your expense, but she absolutely deserves some kudos for not taking part in this regrettably childish event. Good for her.
            And kids, take the photo for what it is, not what you want it to be. She showed class and responsibility in representing you as Americans, return the favor.

          • Gordon Kuhn

            That wasn’t a funeral that was a circus. And Obama respectful? He’s about as respectful as would be Bill Ayers at a nursing home for veterans.

          • Gordon Kuhn

            That wasn’t a funeral that was a circus. And Obama respectful? He’s about as respectful as would be Bill Ayers at a nursing home for veterans.

          • Anonymous

            Touche, Gordon!!!~~~

          • Kevin52

            You voted for him and are calling us dumb??? hahahahahaha

          • Helen Chapman Wilson

            The president sucks wether you voted for him o not he sucks don’t take up for a bad person just because hes the first black Presient HE SUCKS!!!!!! DEAL WITH IT

          • Anonymous

            And he also inhales vigorously as he creates a great vacuum!

          • Anonymous

            “Hateful Republicans” …Are you kidding me !! Let see …defecating in Sarah Palin’s mouth ,calling Laura Ingraham a Cu%# and calling people bigots, and even you calling the GOP Hateful is what we all would call being hateful! You Lefty’s are the most mean spirited people in America today!!

          • Kim Hansgen Granger

            Michele is acting appropriately and ticked off at her husband. As she should.

          • Anonymous

            Agree—but why did she trade places with him–then ignore the lady with her body language and that awful face–that wasn’t very classy either–of course I don’t see much “class” in either one of them—oh yea–she was pi$$ed off at his flirting all right–he ain’t gettin’ any for a l o n g–l o n g time!
            I can’t wait until we don’t have to tolerate them at all!!
            But Obozo is a egomanic to every thing is about HIM!

          • Stelio Kontos

            You know pictures are still images, right? A picture can be made to show whatever you want it to show. People don’t smile 24/7 I’m amazed at the naivete here.

          • Anonymous

            Hateful? Hateful republicans? We are actually the party of choice.That’s the big joke here……Republicans believe that YOU have the right to choose your own healthcare not be told what’s best for you. We believe that you can run your life much better than Washington, and yet we are the hateful ones? The republicans didn’t take away 5.5 millions of people’s healthcare. No the democratic party did that! And they re predicting 80 million ore will lose their healthcare. The hateful ones are in the white house, running our lives today. I would love to say the democrats “tickle my soul” as well, but I cannot. The fact that they are destroying this country and all it was founded on is too serious to laugh about. Good luck hanging on with Obama. The American people have now lost any trust in him. He has lied to them. You will find out next November in the midterms and see what happens after 80 million more lose their healthcare next year…. because after all, the democratic party knows what’s best for you, right? They re the hateful ones destroying people’s lives. The democratic party claims they are helping people…. Right, HURT someone else to help another? Thats’ wrong any way you look at it.

          • Stelio Kontos

            Funny how when it comes to healthcare, you “believe that you can run your life much better than Washington” but when it comes to women’s rights….never mind. That discussion is better served somewhere else as I was never trying to get into a political debate over this article. Maybe I should clarify that “hateful Republicans” is a term referring to those ONLY showing hate towards Michelle Obama for no apparent reason in this situation. If you find some reason to take a shot at her in this situation, you’re hateful. Plain and simple. Obamacare has nothing to do with it. “Socialism” has nothing to do with it. Whom I voted for has nothing to do with it. The article is about Obama taking selfies and being disrespectful at a funeral. Michelle was mentioned ONCE in this article as a NON-PARTICIPANT in the antics. You’re hateful if you found a reason a take a shot at her. If you didn’t, I’m not referring to you : ) Have a nice day.

          • Anonymous

            Well, they are anthropomorphic simians as are the liberals that put them in office…….

          • Anonymous

            The way they think has absolutely no moral foundation. Their morality is control, if their controlling it, it’s moral. You have got to understand that. They are seriously capable of anything we stupid moralistic Christians think immoral. Power and control, repeat that in your sleep and you will wake up with a night mayor. Caroline, we are not seeing false images. Pray someone in our country with stature and the power and wisdom of God imparted, quickly takes the stage and begins to wake us up out of our sleep before that night mayor becomes a hellish reality.

          • Howard Asness

            You should talk? You voted for that malicious, mendacious narcissist didn’t you? You ignorant democrats tickle my wrath!

          • Anonymous

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          • Tammy Heath Brown

            I’m no fan of the president or his wife, but she does seem to be, as you say, respectful; for a change. And, you should be directing your, “grow up” to the everso anti-American, self-centered, blooming idiot of a president the Not So United States Of America has.

        • Anonymous

          Could be. Maybe just a certain %. Your guess amigo….

      • Jimmmm

        …or swings

      • Anonymous

        Good one:-).

      • Nanette

        actually there other pictures of her showing complete disdain for them doing this. Give her that…she knew this wasn’t proper! So, at least be real, we as conservatives need not fall into what the lefties do..being sarcastic and unreal.

        • Dana Razza

          I couldn’t agree more. I had very little respect for the President and his wife before this, and even less for him following. However, she does have the sense here to at least show the respect Mr. Mandela deserved. Let’s not stoop to the level of the outrageous liberals who will defend this act, by calling her names when she finally did the right thing. However, please feel free to rip him a new one.

          • Anonymous

            How about ” a really bad boy”….

      • ZS

        Although I’m republican, what you said is as disrespectful as what Obama did during the funeral. Same to “canadianlady” in the comment below. I do not support Obama nor did I vote for him, but seriously, show some respect.

    • Anonymous

      Oh come on. I hate Obama as much as the next guy, but the Bush family is not the picture of grace and class… you know with the whole invading Iraq for no reason and all. That guy is just as much of a dumb sellout as the current guy in office is.

      Hoping and praying for Rand Paul in 2016.

      • Anonymous

        Were we talking about Bush????????

        • GaryH

          Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction

          “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”
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          “Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.”
          –Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

          “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”
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          “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
          Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
          — Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

          “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
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          Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
          — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

          “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them.”
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          “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”
          — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

          “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
          — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

          “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
          — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

          “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”
          — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

          “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
          — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

          “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”
          — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

          “He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do”
          — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

          “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”
          — Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

          “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”
          — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

          “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”
          — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

      • Bob Beatty

        What does invading Iraq have to do with the Bush’s being a class act? They both are impeccable people and patriots. You won’t see the Bush’s doing selfies at Funerals. Also, the invasion of Iraq wasn’t for “no reason” – as admitted by all Countries involved and most Democrats as well, who saw and read the reports and agreed with Bush – that EVERYONE believed Sadam had WMD’s. But this isn’t time or place to obliterate you on this topic – let’s take it elsewhere.

        • Anonymous

          NO ONE BELIEVED IT. The CIA’s reports showed that there was no way Iraq had nuclear weapons. It was all lies and war propaganda brought to you by the military industrial complex and the oil conglomerates who have hijacked our government.

          They just tried it again with Syria, and fortunately, they failed this time.

          Bush might not get caught taking selfies at a funeral, but it’s not because he’s “classy.” The guy killed thousands of innocent people for no reason. He’s a scum bag. Just like Obama. Just like Clinton. Just like most of the Presidents we’ve had over the last 100 years.

          • mspatdev

            Sadam had the weapons, but he knew that he was in trouble and moved them to other nations to hide them. There is more of the weapons in Iraq. The demo’s were in favor of the war.

          • Peter van Valkenburg

            And…. wack job. Just move out of the country bro.

          • Anonymous

            Get this,Wack Job Einstein the Moronic Imbecile. It has somewhat of a literary sound to it!!

          • Anonymous

            SHARPndPemsel….Let me explain something to you, you moronic imbecile! Iraq and Iran fought a 10 year war back in the 1980’s and since, Iran has been trying their best to build a Nuclear Bomb, Right? Now maybe this is too deep for your idiots of the Political Left, but do you think Iraq was going to sit back and watch Iran build these WMD without themselves doing the same? Do you really think Iraq would stand and let Iran who is their worst enemy do this? Hell NO!!! So either Iraq was building WMD’s and transferred them out to Syria or buried them or just plain said they were building them so that Iran would hesitate to use them against Iraq if Saddam had them too? Damn you idiots on the left can’t even think, your so full of self righteous hate for America and Freedom that you’re blind to truths and Common Sense!

          • pblknm

            points well taken
            that, “sharpndpensel” needs a pencsel sharpener

          • Anonymous

            Wow, that’s good!!

          • Anonymous

            Calling SP a moronic imbecile is a bit much. He was just taught by people who were moronic imbeciles. Yes, using Common Sense sounds reasonable, but who SP learned from thought Common Sense was a book in the Bible and the Bible was a fable and Common Sense was something Jack In the Bean Stock climbed to go to bed.

          • Jared Sherrill

            The CIAs report was what prompted the war in the first place. The US sold chemical weapons to Iraq so of course they had them. Although it was downplayed by the media they actually found a bunch of chemical and conventional high grade weapons.

          • Anonymous

            Holy crap. It was known even before Desert Storm that Iraq was shuffling WMD’s to Syria. They have shipped all kinds of weaponry to Syria since and will continue to do so.

            You really need to stop watching Al Jazeera.

          • Anonymous

            He doesn’t have to. He watches the Cartoon Channel.

          • Nate

            And Bush also got so drunk that he passed out….oh wait he “choked on a pretzel”. Lol you crack me up. No politicians are classy. Ignorant moron.

          • Jennifer Guthrie Packard

            not after taking office. he was sober for years before becoming president. “ignorant moron”.

          • miss911ninja

            Isn’t it funny how President Oblahblah was able to write in his own books (written by Bill Ayers) about how he did coke and smoked pot, which are illegal, but he got elected anyway. The libs seem to have no problem with that, and the press never touched it. But they had a field day with W’s use of a LEGAL substance. Hypocrites!

          • Anonymous

            Like they say, hypocrisy is only one misplaced word away. Oh God, I think we have all been down that road.

          • Anonymous

            Isn’t it fun to call people ignorant morons. We should start a web sight just for people we call ignorant morons, I would guess we would all be invited to join.

          • Mike Hughes

            Jo Jo 58 thanks for using your God Given right and US Constitutional freedom of speach to use any word of your choosing when you are speaking the truth from real emotion and feeling , Harold Jackson you poor stifeled pius priss you’ve said nothing but point out “a WORD” you missed the truth of the message ,what else are you missing in life you judgemental boob, oops

          • Anonymous

            Mike, that’s your ship and you are firing head on at poor Harold. Man, that’s the best representation of murderous rage I have ever seen. Beautiful picture, lovely color, poor dead Pius priss.

          • Anonymous

            Iran doesn’t have materials to make a nuke either.

          • racindavid

            Nukes are not the only WMD Einstein… Ask any Kurd who lost their parents to chemical weapons if saddam had WMD’s… Dolt.

          • Anonymous

            Wow, SP is now Einstein the Moronic Imbecile. It’s getting to good to be true.

          • Anonymous

            SP I think we might have had the same professor along the way. This professor, at least once a day, called out all of our Presidents since Lincoln Scum Bags, Listen, you have got to forget what this guy taught you. I was lucky I was on Quaaludes 50% of the time. Good luck!!

        • Elaina Skiles

          Uhm, while your war convo is great…Bush may not have been taking “selfies”, but he was posing for pics. Here’s a great one of him with Bono http://1079ishot.com/obama-selfie-mandela-funeral/
          Also, it is highly unlikely that Obama was doing the actual snapping of the photo (note how his ring and pinky fingers are not touching the phone. It would be super likely that the phone would come crashing to the floor if he were to let go of it with his thumb. The more likely snapper is the Danish PM next to him.)

          • Anonymous

            This could be a question on some weird t.v. game show. 1000 dollars for the correct answer to the question “who snapped the picture”?

        • Jennifer Guthrie Packard

          bob is right. the question was whether or not pres. and laura bush have grace and class. the answer, regardless of your politics, is a resounding “YES”!. no matter what difficult situation they found themselves in, they were ALWAYS a class act…both of them. and you will NEVER find them taking selfies at a funeral. unless, of course, it is obama’s! just kidding…

          • Anonymous

            I don’t think you’re kidding Jennifer wink-wink..

        • Fleur

          He DID have them. But by the time we got around for the checking. Saddam had already moved them inside the Syrian border. Why it took so long to find them and more time yet to discover where they went, I will never know.

          We waste more time screwing up.

          • Anonymous

            Can screwing up ever help us. Now there is some wishful thinking.

        • Anonymous

          Because you can always count on the liberal lemmings to find a way to blame Bush, no matter how off topic it is. You’re right, the decision Bush made was based on the intel provided by not only our government, but other government sources. Iraq had WMD’s that they trucked off to Syria prior to Desert Storm, so it’s not much of a stretch to think they weren’t brought back or more built.

        • Anonymous

          Please I for one, want to see Sharpened Pencil OBLITERATED. LOL

      • Chris

        Iraq was invaded for the right reasons, 3000+ of them buried in mass graves. They were people, Kurds murdered by Saddam’s chemical weapons that idiots like you claim never existed in Iraq. You guys wanted Bush to wait and take it to the UN, which he did and it gave Saddam over a year to get rid of the remaining weapons. Get your history straight dumbass

        • Anonymous

          Over 100,000 dead in the raid, and thousands more being born every day with birth defects created by the chemicals we used in our “Shock and awe” bombing campaign.

          No. Not the right reasons.

          The fact that it was called “shock and awe” and televised like a fireworks show while civilians were dying is fucking sickening. Open your eyes.

          • Chris

            What a crock of shit, stop watching Al Gore and Current TV you idiot. I was over there, you were here playing Call of Duty

          • Anonymous

            I fucking hate Al Gore and Current TV. Wikipedia Casualties of the Iraq War. You’ll get all the answers you need to know. Or listen to Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, and Iraqi-American who was also over there.

          • Harold Jackson

            Gutter words. Don’t you have the ability to have a discussion without using them?

          • RK

            Thank you for making this comment. You can’t hardly go anywhere either
            on the internet or in public without hearing people having to express
            themselves with vulgar words. It really makes any point they’re trying
            to make of absolutely no use. Once the vulgar words come out you are
            the one with no class no matter how right your point is and you miss an
            opportunity to influence somebody for good.

          • Anonymous

            For sure, I certainly don’t appreciate the language like that. Certainly not appropriate.

          • Anonymous

            “You can’t hardly go anywhere?” I hate the grammar police as much as anyone, but this is really bad! But I agree with your point!

          • Anonymous

            Is damn a bad word? Excuse me…

          • Anonymous

            Don’t blame him, blame is damn pencil…

          • Anonymous

            Ahhhhhh….WIKIPEDIA….the site that is written by ANYONE and EVERYONE that wants to “contribute”. Even college professors won’t accept papers using wikipedia as references.

            Yeah…you sure told us.

          • Sharyn Doutt

            Middle School teachers will not accept Wiki either…it’s THAT bad!

          • Anonymous

            We’ll you have to understand, he has a hell of a sharp pencil….

          • defiant1

            Watch your filthy mouth little man…..and check your anger at he blog door………

          • Anonymous

            I think you just insulted that little man with the sharpend pencil. Your treading on dangerous ground.

          • Mike

            Wikipedia !! For the truth on history Bahahahaha !!!

          • http://maddogsez.blogspot.com/ MaDdD_dOGgG

            What, was HuffPo offline?

          • Anonymous

            I think Bahahahaha is a really bad word. Easy does it Mike …

          • Paula Martin

            I think you all have gotten so far off point, the photo is about Obama not Al Gore, there is so much politics out there you guys can go some where else to call each other names.

          • Anonymous

            Calling people names is a primary part of politics. How dare you. Just don’t call somebody a little man, that is bullying in this society amigo…

          • Anonymous

            He was busy sharping his damn pencil amigo…

          • Harold Jackson

            Can’t have a discussion because your vocabulary skills are so limited you have to resort to gutter words.

          • spywolf71

            Id like to point out that of the five reasons swear words actually exist, one of them is to accentuate points, that is, to make a point stronger or to get across the seriousness of the situation. Id say that that is actually a valid use of the words, regardless of how bad you think they are. besides, words are words, actions are actions. on the internet, what you say can mean everything or nothing, and in this case, his point is valid, but his opinion is lost in the macro scale, and therefore means nothing. also, the idea that these words are “bad”, “wrong”, “dirty”, or, as you stated it, “gutter words”, is your own opinion, and you have no right to enforce it upon others. strike that, it isn’t even your own opinion, as it is the opinion that is completely created by society and enforced by the inheritance of beliefs, so therefore, if you dislike the words, ignore them, dislike them, even hate them if you so choose, but do not object, as it is not your place to judge.

          • Harold Jackson

            It most certainly is my right to object to those that have to use these words. You can’t ignore them as they are there to read. You managed to make your point without using filth so why can’t we as a society determine standards for discourse?

          • Jeffrey Kidwell

            because it is not your place to judge or regulate society as a whole, just because you don’t like it. no-one is forcing you to read these comments. what you choose to call a bad word or vulgar word is just that , a word.

          • Anonymous

            Hitler had great standards, for just about everything. Books really got to him if you remember..

          • Anonymous

            Ouch again, and God will spank you.

          • Anonymous

            Actually, what YOU are saying is “fucking sickening”. It’s liberals that have put our military in worse situations due to THEIR rules of combat. Don’t you dare fire on those snipers in mosques…gotta RESPECT the mosques…don’t fire on anyone unless they are over 100 yards away from a house…don’t fire on any terrorists unless you can confirm they are armed. Liberals have created more misery in the world.

          • Dale Larsen

            You sir, are a rambling lunatic to suggest chemicals used. I was there for the first tomahawk….were you? Do you truly think that something that was that publicized could have hidden chemicals to the extent that its a conspiracy theory and talked about??!! Any moderately intelligent person would answer no, because they understand that would be impossible. When are the uneducated going to realize that it would be all but impossible to have a cover up of that magnitude. Why don’t you actually do something to help this country, rather than slinging propaganda around as if you have a clue? Then maybe you’ll get one!
            Also, quit hiding behind a moniker or screen name if you’re going to run your mouth.

          • Anonymous

            Sharpened pencil learned all this from some really educated teacher, professor or loaded friend, one lonely night while sharpening his pencil.

          • Anonymous

            War is not for the faint hearted. So it was ok when Saddam gassed the Kurds and invaded Kuwait, or Hitler killed the Jews and invaded all these different countries? Sometimes you have to fight evil with evil before peace can have a chance.

          • Anonymous

            Not if you are behind that 500 foot wall that keeps us from bombing innocent people with evil stuff of all kinds. Remember, American armed forces likes to use a lot of stuff that kills everybody. We are like that as a people.

          • Anonymous

            Yes and we shouldn’t have atomic bomb Japan either, right? What a crappy country the USA is. We should build a really high wall, at least 500 miles high, around our borders and mind our own business and the world would then be safe from us. We would be perfect and they out there would be perfect. My God that sounds perfect.

        • grassroot

          Saddam gassed the Kurds and that was enough reason to oust him.

          • soybomb315

            “Saddam gassed the Kurds and that was enough reason to oust him.”
            So our military is policeman of the world?

          • Anonymous

            That is why we are different (and Israel), from the rest of the world. God has blessed us and Israel, and that is why we totally police the world. Be thankful otherwise you would be speaking German, Russian or who knows what.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe Chinese!

          • soybomb315

            So what are you gonna say when God humbles this country?

          • Anonymous

            When God humbles this country, what do you want done to us pray tell? Maybe God should have let Germany or Japan humble us. Ask my cousin fighting on the islands in the Pacific and seeing hundreds of his buddies and comrades killed in WWII wasn’t humbling enough. Losing a war to a tyrant would have really humbled us. I’m sure some educated idiot let you know what a crappy country the USA is. O.k. soybomb, let me put you down in, you name it, any of your superior countries a few months. Maybe, just maybe you’ll be humbled amigo…

          • Dale Larsen

            Ugh, that’s kind of how and why we established our constitution isn’t it??!! To fight for social injustices and personal liberties?? Maybe I’m the one who’s wrong, but I’ve been under the understanding for the last 21 years that that is exactly why I’ve been serving this country…because that IS what we were founded on. Standing up for the personal liberties of all. If you call that “policeman of the world”, then yes we are, and damn proud to be.

          • soybomb315

            Then you are not US military, you are World Military.

            I shouldnt have to pay your salary if your job is to be worlds policeman

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, Soybomb, We ARE the world’s police force, whether we we like it or not. Sad to say, but we are still the most righteous country left on the earth with any power. There are many times we should deploy, but don’t (like Darfur), for who knows what reasons. Even this corrupt, incompetent administration can’t change that.

          • Sharyn Doutt

            Yes…that was established by Teddy Roosevelt. So take it up with him.

          • Lolly

            With power comes responsibility, Dude.

          • soybomb315

            No, with country comes Constitution.

          • Anonymous

            Not any more, the Liberals and their leader made sure of that. They squandered the money and cut our fighting force to the bare bones. If the US is being invaded tomorrow it will be a “Schlachtfest”. Our brave young men and women are burnt out, not appreciated by most and still they would lay down their lives for their country and those who point fingers.

          • Kevin52

            Well we already know from Ron Paul’s 1930’s thinking he would have isolated the U.S. while Hitler and the Japanese murdered even more millions. If you do not stand up to bullies then you only embolden them.

        • soybomb315

          “3000+ of them buried in mass graves.”

          Dear God help us….87 people upvoted those comments while only 2 downvoted – isnt this supposed to be the haven of enlightened conservatives?

          Here is the problem with Chris’ statement….The Kurds are MUCH WORSE off today than they were in 2002. Chris says 3,000 people in mass graves was justification for the war which is ironic because that is the SAME NUMBER of americans that have died in that GOD FORSAKEN country. I got news for you conservatives – you will never have support of americans to get the things done you want to do when you cling to the stupid mistakes of the past.

          And as for the rest of Chris’ comments, you guys are actually thinking that we should have not tried to get international support for a pre-emptive, unneccesary, and unconstitutional war??? Good grief.

          • Anonymous

            I’m telling you, we needed that 5000 foot wall. It would keep us safe from the world and more important it would keep the world safe from guys like Chris.

        • Anonymous

          There were no weapons…everyone has admitted it…is it so painful for you to admit you were wrong???? Try,,,, so you will not be so stupid next time you are told lies…by powers in Washington. Have you learned nothing????

          • Anonymous

            Saddam had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. It was like being attacked by Canada and then invading Mexico..get it????

          • Dale Larsen

            You are foolish if you truly believe that. Unfortunately, truly, foolish…..and naivette.

          • Anonymous

            Astrid…you DO realize that you’re responding to your OWN post, right? Do you talk to yourself too?

          • Anonymous

            Tell me the truth JoJo, you talk to yourself every so often. Don’t be hard on Astrid she is being protective of some arabs, Totally righteous !!!

          • Anonymous

            Wow, it sounds like you sure get it…

          • Anonymous

            I bet you really like Obama. You can use your lie monitor on him. You better have it plugged in or have extra batteries, the President will wear that machine out.

        • Adam DeToy

          Right on, Chris. The gassing of the Kurds in 1988 prompted a swift response from the then president, George HERBERT Walker Bush’s SON, George W. Bush, in 2003… Makes sense. How’s that for history, Mr. Historian History man?

      • Anonymous

        Proof there were WMD in Iraq…

        Recently, there was an article that reported Poland had found more WMD…Polish troops recently discovered more than a dozen warheads containing mustard or sarin gas in Iraq, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in a radio interview released
        Thursday.
        >
        >Rumsfeld said Polish Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski told him about the find when they met earlier this week at a NATO
        summit in Istanbul.
        >
        >Also, the man who served as the no.2 official in Saddam Hussein’s air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.
        >
        >Saddam had 500 tons of uranium. 1.8 tons of that was partially enriched (process to make weaponable uranium).Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq

        Thursday,
        June 22, 2006 WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.
        “We have found weapons of mass destruction in
        Iraq, chemical weapons,” Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called conference Wednesday afternoon.
        Reading from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence
        unit, Santorum said: “Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent.
        Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq’s pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist.”

        http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10613FA345B0C718EDDAC0894DC404482
        >
        >http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/3/13/101911.shtml this
        quotes a NY Times
        article
        >
        >http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/11/2/220331.shtml
        >
        >http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040522/news_1n22uranium.html
        >
        >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3009082.stm
        >
        >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3872201.stm
        >
        >http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/11/12/103450.shtml
        >
        >http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-07-iraq-uranium_x.htm

        • soybomb315

          Yes, we already knew they had chemical weapons because we are the ones who gave it to them so they could use against Iran during the Iraq/Iran war….. The WMD lies involve pursuit of nuclear and biological weapons – completely fabricated

          • Anonymous

            o.k. you win….

      • Anonymous

        Um…what does the Iraq war have to do with how the Bush family conducts themselves? I didn’t see Laura Bush wearing crappy clothes while traveling on AF1, hoochie mama looking outfits, or gyrating her crotch while on stage “demonstrating” some dance move…or talking to people about the need to rewrite history…or rolling her eyes and saying “all this for a damned flag” as if honoring our fallen military is cramping her majesty’s lifestyle.

        I’m soooo tired of this blaming Bush for Iraq. I remember John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and many more DEMOCRATS giving speeches as to why we had to go into Iraq, AND voting to go to war. Don’t go to the “Bush lied” BS. Decisions made were based on the intel handed over. The Brits, Israelis, etc. had the same intel and were pushing the same thing.

        • Elaina Skiles

          Michelle Obama gets scrutinized for her “all this for a damned flag” comment, but George Dub-ya can refer to the Constitution as a “Goddamned piece of paper” and nobody says a word.

        • Anonymous

          Only thing I got out of that was” hoochie mama-gyrating her crotch- demonstrating some dance moves. Best description of a first lady since FDR told the first lady Eleanor to cross her legs when she was sitting down.

      • Harold Jackson

        Come on can’t you stay on topic? Bush is not the issue here.

      • Miss Smarty

        Really? The Obama’s couldn’t fill an apertif glass with their class level. And when did Bush come into it? Stop justifying this lack of respect.

      • Mike

        No reason ? What are you a kid and don’t remember the first war there ? Did you know there was never an end to that war ? Just a cease fire with stipulations that were NEVER met !!! Granted his daddy should have finished it and not sighed the cease fire because we all knew Hussein would never hold up his end of the deal, Read your history man and don’t just listen to the liberal filth that is spewed until people like you just believe it must be so !!

      • defiant1

        George and Barbara Bush would never act this way, they have more class. This president on the other hand thinks he is above everything! Obama is human like the rest of us and very flawed!

        • Anonymous

          Flawed is one way of putting it….

      • Anonymous

        The Bushes are the epitome of class and grace and you know it. Why do you blame only Bush for WMD’s when Clinton and the rest of the major nationals plus the U,N. all agreed about them. Like where did they go after he killed thousands of Kurds. How does Syria suddenly have chemical weapons?

      • Anonymous

        I have to disagree, there is a huge differance between a political decision to go to war and how one handles themself at a setting such as a state funeral. Whether you agree with his politics or not, you would NEVER see the bushes behaving like that at a funeral.

      • http://maddogsez.blogspot.com/ MaDdD_dOGgG

        Ahhh, the old liberal standby, blame Bush.
        When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

      • Waclaw Jerzy Borken-Hagen

        Sharpnd,
        You are missing the point. Invading Iraq falls in a different category
        of events.
        State Funeral is a formal diplomatic event. Rules and internationally
        accepted etiquette apply. Even embassy staff goes through training
        on acceptable manners. Our image on international scene does
        make a difference in a way nations react to our actions in varying
        situations. We are not alone and novo days billions are watching.
        This is a big embarrassment caused by behavior on the level of uneducated street agitator from nowhere. So much for communicating American Exceptionalism to the World.

        • Anonymous

          Understand, Obama is the new world. Do you think he is upsetting who he really cares about? He is constantly underestimated in his ideology and where he wants to go with it. He doesn’t want to play in our playground.

      • Anonymous

        Rand Paul? Maybe. But the “crew” I am hoping for in 2016, is Dr. Ben Carson, and Allen West. I don’t care who is at the top of the ticket. Both will be fantastic presidents! I think they should “team up” right now andstart campaigning. They should also select and announce their cabinet picks in advance, so they can run as a “team/’, aka: a complete republican package!

        • Anonymous

          These are two excellent men. They may be too wise to want the job even if they could get it. I’m a crazy believer in God and what is transpiring in the spiritual side of His world. Many things are coming together for a real solution to the insanity in the world. Good luck you believers in man’s eventual ability to devise the power to control all of the destructive nature that resides in each of us. We are built to self destruct without the hand of our Creator to step in and stop all of this evil with the supernatural return to who we were before that apple bite in the garden. Now doesn’t that sound better than the fruitless bickering about political past and future. As if choosing the right man will do what only the Guy who put this puzzle together can actually solve. Now, go to bed you “nice” people, it’s almost Christmas and dream of sugar plums and Dancer and Prancer. And as I am ordered, I love you all.

      • Anonymous

        I would have rather invaded Iran than have all of that on our soil. Look what has happened since obama has taken office – how many times have we had terrorists attack us? At least G W Bush had enough guts and cared about Americans enough to after the terrorists.

      • Kevin52

        I didn’t notice the Bush’s guffawing it up and taking pics of themselves during a state funeral.

      • Anonymous

        The one world direction of our leadership over the decades, yes Bush was no angel, but Obama’s cause is on steroids and in a much more evil direction. Go ahead don’t believe what your eyes see amigo….

    • Keith473

      Totally agree, however Bush took an instagram photo with Bono at the funeral as well. So no I don’t feel sorry for the Bush’s.

    • Courtney

      *embarrassment and *Bushes.
      You’re welcome.

    • Anonymous

      Where is your brain??? What is wrong with you???? We finally have a president who makes us proud to be Americans after one who disgraced our name with his total lack of knowledge and leadership

    • Jeff

      So the picture of Bush smiling with Bono, at the Mandela memorial, posted to George Bush’s Instagram account is just going to be completely ignored? Or are we going to justify it by making the distinction that it isn’t technically a selfie? That makes it totally different and acceptable, right?

    • bill pillay

      Your name says it all. Do we need to say more ?

    • commonsense

      he is disgrace to this country; he doesn’t respect Americans of any race and whoever voted for this narcissist should be ashamed

  • Sea Rock

    … Nero … fiddling as Rome burns … and blames it on …

    U.S. military aircraft to aid Central African Republic mission / December 9th, 2013
    By CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr

    As posted at: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/09/u-s-military-aircraft-to-aid-central-african-republic-mission/

    Barack Obama deploys US special forces to central Africa
    By Alex Spillius, Washington11:11PM BST 14 Oct 2011

    As posted at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/8828528/Barack-Obama-deploys-US-special-forces-to-central-Africa.html

    President Barack Obama on Friday announced he was sending 100 combat troops to central Africa to advise forces aiming to hunt down the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army, which stands accused of gross human rights abuses over the course of two decades …

    … apparently, the LRA is winning …

    • women99

      Shame he is not the target

  • Anonymous

    ‘Class’ is NOT in his repertoire! It took me a while but I finally figured out who Soetoro reminds me of most: Lieutenant Dyke in ‘Band of Brothers’!

  • Scott Bates

    What a disrespectful disgrace he is… how embarrassing..
    I don’t care who you are… you DO NOT do this at a funeral…

    • Anonymous

      Wow, maybe everyone just decided not to watch the actual memorial (not funeral) but the overall tone was of celebration. Not mourning. They were celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. I really don’t think a selfie is an act of narcism but an act of interaction with world leaders. We need out leaders to be close if we are going to succeed in any actions we take. But I guess you’re too busy looking for reasons to bash Obama to see that.

      • Scottnaz

        Sooooo, every teenage girl who takes a selfie is, in fact, interacting with world leaders. I did not know that..

        • Anonymous

          This was the most stupid comment I have read on this page. I hope I don’t have to explain to you what qualifies as a foreign dignitary do I?

          • Babs Go

            You stupid ignoramus he’s SITTING with these “foreign dignitaries” so he is interacting with them. Yukking it up and taking selfies is not statesmanship it’s childish narcissism as you don’t seem to be able to comprehend.

          • Anonymous

            I guess you’re too simple minded to understand the basic fact that maybe he was just being courteous. Trying to build a relationship with European leaders can only be positive. These people know each other, they are surrounded by people singing and dancing in a positive mood, and they should be conversing. Mandela would have wanted people to have fun in celebrating his life.

          • women99

            Maybe someone should explain to YOU FUNERAL PROTOCOL DUMMY

          • Anonymous

            Again, not a funeral. A memorial based on celebrating his life. If you actually payed attention, or even watched the event, you’d be able to catch the positive and celebratory tone of the event.

      • Steve Harmon

        Because it is not respectful. Did I really have to explain that to you?

        • Anonymous

          Do I have to explain to you that Nelson Mandela would have wanted people to celebrate and have fun instead of mourning? Its quite obvious that its not Obama’s phone, and when the Danish president asked him for the photo, he probably said yes out of courtesy, even the conservatives at Fox dismissed this action as meaningless and not disrespectful.

          • women99

            blah blah blah sycophant

          • Anonymous

            Haha and you call people call the president childish. The way I guess your idiotic mind can’t keep an argument for too long without going to mush. Im a republican and I still don’t believe this sensationalism

          • Kristina Mc Guire

            Whatever the mood of the memorial, our president taking a picture of himself smiling nonetheless, is pretty childish and immature for an adult. Same goes for the other two. There is a standard of behavior they failed in and it even looks like michelle Obama was disgusted. I prefer our country be led by someone who is a mature adult doing his/her best for the country. Not some teenie bopper wannabe with no sense of maturity.

          • Anonymous

            It was the Danish president who was taking the photo. Its good that the president was nice enough to take a picture with her and I feel that any other president would have done the same if asked.

      • Anonymous

        You had to work hard to come up with an excuse for this. Decent people just do not act like this at an event like this. and the Prime Ministers of Great Britain and Denmark are as bad as Obama and should be scorned in their nations as well. People are not saying ONLY Obama acted the fool, all three of them did. Unfortunately he was representing US at that memorial, not just himself so his classless behavior becomes a reflection on the country, as Cameron’s and the Danish Prime Minister’s behavior becomes a reflection of their behaving like louts as well. And I am rather sure they will hear it from embarrassed members of their countries as well.

        • Anonymous

          Like I said before. You are trying to make a big deal out of a insignificant act. I kinda feel bad that you’re falling for all of the sensationalism.

          • Anonymous

            Can you name one thing he could do that would be a big deal for you? I suspect even if he spits at you you will say it was a spring rain.

          • Anonymous

            Well, to be honest, Im not a fan of Obama. I consider myself a conservative. Im a registered republican and I voted for Romney so you’re wrong on so many levels

    • Jeff

      But it’s completely different and totally acceptable when Bush does it, right? Check his instagram account.

  • Robin Armstrong Seeber

    who cares?

    • Anonymous

      Did someone mention 9-year-old mentality?

  • Anonymous

    jackass…

  • Anonymous

    He acts like a nine year old, who hasn’t been socialized yet.

    • Anonymous

      A nine year old who somehow managed to assume the presidency of the United States. So easy to do.

      • Anonymous

        It is when you have the power of the media covering up for you, the power of the unions, rigged voting, and the entire progressive movement behind you. Valerie Jarrett is ALWAYS with the obamas for a reason.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, nine year olds really command the presence of The Media and The Unions. Give me a break. I don’t like the guy but he’s no idiot. You don’t make it in politics being a moron. You have to have enough logic and intelligence to play the game. If all of you and Glenn are so mature, then why does Glenn let Stu do his impressions and make fun of Jay Carney? Or do Moron Trivia? That’s not insulting or immature? I don’t see how Glenn has any room to be outraged over something like this.

          • Anonymous

            I never said he was an idiot. He’s doing everything he said he was going to do. FUNDAMENTALLY change our country by destroying it from its foundation. The Constitution . But he lacks a certain maturity level and needs handlers because before becoming president he never managed as much as a Dairy Queen.

            As for you comment “You don’t make it in politics being a moron.” WRONG. All I have to do is point to Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Patty Murray, Debbie Wassermann-Schultz, Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters….

          • Anonymous

            Obviously they possess an intelligence level to at least buy their way into an office. If anyone could make it in politics, morons included, then Internet message board posters would be running for office. Just because you disagree with their politics does not make them morons. That’s ignorance.

      • Anonymous

        It is easy when far too many voters think like 9-year-olds too. ..sorry 9-year-olds – you’re ok for your actual age!

        • Anonymous

          Oh, he’s Socialized all right, Socialized all the way to Marxist! A nine-year-old would have more dignity in his pinky than this anthropomorphic simian in chief does in his whole being!

          • Jeff

            Careful, your racism is showing.

  • Anonymous

    This b’effer is such a loser. My gosh, it is like a kid in a candy store, except WE pay all of this clown’s bills, as well as those of the 1st Orc!

  • Anonymous

    What a COMPLETE ASSHAT! These two clowns do not represent the country that I remember.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot imagine in my wildest dreams George Bush behaving this way at someones funeral. Just so undignified and childish, like a high school freshman. Uggghhhh!

    • Jeff

      You must not have a very vivid imagination. Check Bush’s instagram account. Or are we going to make the distinction that the photo of him smiling with Bono is not technically a selfie? That makes it totally okay, right?

  • Anonymous

    Actually, that’s not a camera. It’s a mirror. He’s looking at himself and watching the others looking at him.

    Your American President loves that. He is clearly a team of (The) One.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Michelle’s face tells it all. I have a strange sense of new respect for her.

    • http://wahrheitmacher.blogspot.com/ Most Rev. Gregori

      Please rid yourself of that new found respect for Michelle, she always looks like that. It is her natural essence.

  • Anonymous

    This fits for someone who thinks there is no one else on this earth worth anything but himself!!! He is the most “I” person I have ever seen!

  • ricky burr

    This could be Barry’s “Clinton caught on camera laughing at Ron Brown’s funeral” moment…

  • Anonymous

    O has zero class!!! I totally lost respect for him at the memorial service in Tucson where he turned the memorial service into a pep rally for him!!! He is disgusting!!

  • Anonymous

    Obama promised”fundamental change”

    All we see in everything Obama touches is “Fundamental Change’

    The taking of “selfies” at an International funeral is “fundamental change” just one more “middle finger salute” of “Fundamental change” to the world. If the “Status quo” expects sober decorum at a “Western style funeral” – don’t expect Obama to comply with respect of Western values of any kind. If this were the funeral of isIamic leader then Obama would behave so as to honor every aspect of the occasion. This was however the funeral of a black Non-Moslem the funeral of a Christian Methodist, and a black person, a person that the Koran denigrates to slave status, a person not to honored.

    .

    • Anonymous

      Pierre, I love you brother. I even love truth more. Give me liberty or give me death the same goes for truth….

  • Anonymous

    I cant believe that Glenn is actually saying again,,,”this is going to come back to haunt him, what was he thinking””…What was he thinking??? he was thinking he can get away with anything…. because …..HE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im as sick of hearing “this is going to be his downfall” as I am of the man himself!! Nothing touches him…he can do or say whatever he wants and its time all these talk show host realize that and quit giving false hope to people who just hope and pray “this will finally be it for him” because IT WONT!

    • Anonymous

      You’re right Lynnelise…..but Glenn and all of us should know by now that Obama is “The One” “The One” who makes the Sea’s rise and “The One” who heals the Nation!! What in heaven was Glenn thinking….Right?
      Pride goeth before a fall!!

  • Lucille Finnegan

    He thinks he is god!

  • Ronda Elmer

    Disgraceful! So was she a Danish prime minister or a Dutch prime minister?

  • Anonymous

    WOW! There are no words. It appears that Michelle is none too happy as El Presidente shows the pearlies. Maybe she can teach him proper behavior for a memorial service.

    • matt wilkinson

      Don’t count on it….

    • Babs Go

      Mooch is pouting because it’s not all about her.

      • phd_student

        God have mercy on you. Love your enemies…

    • women99

      She is still angry at him with his arm around that pretty White blond google the picture
      If looks could kill hers would have him in a coffin

  • johnny8

    ALL of these world “leaders” are a joke, especially ours…

  • barb patton

    Who would have thunk it!!!!!! to allow 2 other ugly people to be in a selfie with the selfie proclaimed god of the american people and the islam degenerate world!!!!! Oh! Yes!! maybe he wanted them in there just to show how white his teeth are and how to gloat at a dead communist terrorists funeral… Enough said.

    • phd_student

      Barb, may God have mercy on your soul. If you think that this behavior is becoming of a Christian you might find yourself sadly mistaken. Peace be with you.

  • Anonymous

    No surprises here.

  • Carolyn VanZorge

    what an embarrassment barry is, and always has been

  • Johanna Kruyer

    In reading your article first and than listening to your dialogue, I think you need to correct your statement that the Dutch prime minister took the stupid picture with Obama, because it was the DANISH prime minister who did.
    The Netherlands (Dutch) and Denmark (Danish) are two separate countries. Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      Who cares?

    • Steve Harmon

      ..

    • Anonymous

      actually even Europeans make the mistakes, Danish-Dutch, Swiss-Swedish. Slovenian-Slovakian. Austria – Australia. They know the difference but when they talk they can say the wrong one.

    • women99

      who took the picture does not matter. AS PRESIDENT HE SHOULD HAVE MORE DECORM but then look who it is I am expecting this from. “Mr Wonderful” himself

  • http://wahrheitmacher.blogspot.com/ Most Rev. Gregori

    Well, this doesn’t surprise me in least, because after all I never heard any one ever claim that Obama had a lick of sense. He was born ignorant and has been losing ground ever since.

  • Jeffrey Speer

    Wonder what that shoe will taste like Pat because W did post a selfie with BONO on his Instagram. Oops

    • matt wilkinson

      At a funeral? For someone else?

    • Steve Harmon

      Nice try D-bag, not a selfie, let me explain. A “Selfie” is a pic taken by one’s self not posing for a photographer. What a total D-bag.

      • Jeffrey Speer

        Whatever. Whether he took it or not, he let it get posted to his Instagram and he certainly wasn’t looking somber in the photo smiling broadly with his pal Bono. This doesn’t lessen what Dear Leader did, but yes W did violate the code of decorum as well at this memorial service. Just sayin’

        • Anonymous

          Let’s make something ” fundamentally” clear. Decorum may well be the least of Obama’s miss deeds.

  • Anonymous

    I understand Satan’s clown as you can’t steel a soul for father Lucifer after the man is already dead, but what’s up with Cameron and Thorning-Schmidt? Are they all working for the same fallen angel?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, that “angel” has his followers.

  • Sharalyn Ayers

    he only does these things because even he cannot believe we were stupid enough to let him into the whitehouse, TWICE! he has to take these photos to prove to himself each day that it is real, and he will need them later to prove that we were!

  • AlgeBrad

    Hey Pat, hate to break it to you, but it’s lunch time. Bush took a selfie with Bono from U2 and posted it to his Instagram account (yeah, I guess he has an Instagram account). EAT IT PAT! EAT IT!

    • Crassus

      Isn’t Bush a private citizen attending Mandela’s funeral as a private citizen? Obama is attending as a representative of the United States government. Believe it or not, there is a difference. EAT IT, BRAD! EAT IT!

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    one second he somberly lectures the world and the next he is laughing and taking selfies, nothing applies to our great kingObama

  • Anonymous

    Americans (that leaves-out the fraud-impostor-socialist-marxist-FAG-MUSLIME- childish narcist-saboteur-destructor of OUR Country [it is NOT obummers]-liar-in-cheef occupying OUR White House): the mezmerized walking-dead and the lackey demonrat thugs who voted and power-grub for the liar-in-cheef in those rigged farces called ”
    elections” in 2008 and 2012 should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES and be DEPORTED and lose their U.S. citizenship for putting-in-place the liar-disgrace of
    the liar-muslime-in-cheef who has been bent upon and implementing the obummer PLANNED destruction of OUR Country. The destruction of OUR Country by obummer is NO ACCIDENT!
    Any remaining foreign country allies of the U.S. are dwindling in number and surely cannot believe the lies and hypocrisy of obummer…who THEY know does NOT represent American values [obummer is NOT an American, but a forever-given-a-pass-and fawned-over-financial-support FOREIGN-EXCHANGE-STUDENT WITH FAILING GRADES AND DEPLORABLE ACADEMIC “LESS-THAN-ACHIEVEMENTS”.
    obummer, do OUR Country a favor and STAY IN AFRICA, your home continent, and KEEP moochelle THE TOP RACIST WITH YOU !! Begone, anti-Christ obummer !!!

  • firfyter

    Bad form.

  • Anonymous

    I think the word is pathetic…

  • patrick quinn
  • Steve Harmon

    What a D-bag.

  • Anonymous

    No doubt about it; the guy’s a dick.

  • russell zinter

    i just want to say there is a difference between black people and niggers, there are three niggers in that photo

    • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

      It’s so great to see Glenn Beck’s followers express the racism that prevails among you all. At least Beck is far more subtle with his racism.

  • Erik Luken

    At least he didn’t make a duckface.

  • Anonymous

    So, it shows that Michelle Obama is RACIST.THERE IS THE PROOF.

  • Melissa Lewis

    Michelle is mad bc the PM is a blonde female and michelle knows they are being rude to boot.

  • Anonymous

    one word which describes our esteemed leader, :classless”

  • Sherry1634

    He disgusts me,he’s rude and crude, and he got the manners of an orangutan.What if that had been his mother or father and the Pope and done the same thing, wonder how he would feel then?????????

  • Anonymous

    Wow atta’boy obumer staying true to form! You have out-done yourself once again for the umteenth time this this year slumming to an all new record low! Good grief what a lousy turd! Our POTUS & 1st Lady are so damned embarrassing… freakin narcissistic lame a** losers

  • Anonymous

    Pretty embarrassing for the whole country. I cannot believe I am finding Holder and Mrs Obama with more class than the President of the US, and the people of Denmark and Great Britain have to feel embarrassment as well. What were those people thinking.

  • Anonymous

    now I’m so glad he didn’t go to Chris Kyle or Neil Armstrong funerals!!

  • Crassus

    I’m surprised Obummer didn’t take a selfie of his junk as a momento for the Danish PM.

    • Steve Harmon

      Nicely done.

    • phd_student

      Sorry, he has more sense than to follow your suggestion. Since this is clearly want what you are interested in him sending you.

  • Abdul

    For God sake leave the guy along. I f you look for something long enough, you are sure to find it.

    • Anonymous

      Abdul,I think you should go give Oboma a hug. So many people won’t leave him alone! And you would be the perfect person to give Oboma a hug because you care and it shows!

      • Anonymous

        Abdul–You don’t have to look very long and you find his failures all over the place.

  • Abdul

    Its just friends sharing a moment, if any of you were during history you would take pictures also

    • Anonymous

      Maybe outside, afterwards … but during? No, that is just uncalled for … by ANYone

    • Anonymous

      Shouldn’t you be working on more making more excuses for the
      obamacare pos?

  • crazy betty

    michelle is incredibly unattractive. obama is a clown with no class and who cares a rats *** about nelson mandela.

    • phd_student

      Have a problem with how she looks? Take it up with God who created her. They are others who find her attractive, including B.O. and that’s all that matters to her.

  • Anonymous

    Low class. What else can you say? Makes you proud to be
    American doesn’t?

    • phd_student

      No. People judging the appearance of the President and his wife make me proud to be American.
      People scathingly judging the man’s character and scourging him with the most despicable names as if they’re God or without sin make me proud to be America.

      Absolute sarcasm.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, why don’t you address the fact that he and Michie swapped seats shortly thereafter … wonder whose idea that was?

  • Brian Skrocki

    Well there wasn’t anyone there to offend. He is a legend in his own mind. Surprisingly, Michelle doesn’t seem impressed. She seems to be concentrating on what they were there to accomplish.

  • Remnant-of-the”D”

    Well, in this case, I will give credit where credit is due! At least FL Michelle had the good sense to not participate in such foolishness, and she looks none to pleased either! I hope she gave them all HELL for behaving like 12 year old kids!

  • Anonymous

    A-Hole Odummy. Guilty by association with a Communist Pinko Thug ! Just like himself.

  • Anonymous

    51 million Marxist Americans are in control of our country. We had best not roll over and play dead.

  • Anonymous

    “Funeral? Funeral!!??? I’m not at any stinking FUNERAL!!!!!”

  • Hoschi0913

    why does he “NEED” to be in South Africa ?? (aside of spending couple millions of our money again)
    is that (Mandela) why the flag on the White House is half staff ??
    Why ?? Mandela wasn’t an American !!!!!!

  • Victor Gottlieb Haggy

    Really !! your going to stand up for a terrorist. I don’t like Obama but I’m glad he took selfies at a terrorist funeral. Glenn do your homework on Nelson . Before you start defending him.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s another moment in history that you never saw on any American news report.
    Bumble head at a state dinner in England toasting the Queen and he doesn’t even know the correct protocol for toasting the Queen.
    Look at the faces of those present watch bumble head and then the queen gracefully
    recuses him. The correct toast is “God save the Queen”.

    http://www.rtl.be/videos/Video/319744.aspx

    Another proud moment in history for American!

  • Victor Gottlieb Haggy

    Im sorry I cant get through this clip. You are dumb. The first time I ever said this about Glen. YOU ARE DUMB. Nelson is and was a terrorist. DO MYOUR HOMEWORK.

    • Guest

      Mandela rejected terrorism. You are IGNORANT! Of course, so is everyone else who doesn’t see Glenn Beck as the liar and hypocrite that he clearly is.

  • RG

    And with James Cameron who wanted Mandela hung in the 80s.. couldn’t think of anything more offensive

  • Anonymous

    For the umpteenth time during this Presidency, I can honestly say I am ashamed to be an American. The Manchurian candidate and his wife Chewbacca have absolutely no shame.

    • phd_student

      Chewbacca?
      So I guess the Christ-like rule of thumb is that if you don’t agree with your neighbor you insult the daylight out of him/her? Wonderful example of misrepresenting Christ as we celebrate his birth. Do rethink how you’re approaching this. A jolly good night to you.

  • Anonymous

    Guess we can be grateful Obama didn’t request Mandela’s relatives place a CD collection of Obama’s speeches in Mandela’s coffin.

    Any leader from any country raised by civilized parents must cringe when they witness the all too frequent crass and classless behavior of Obama.

  • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

    Let me guess — one of obama’s favorite movies is Harold and Maude.

    Then there is footage of his majesty shaking hands with raul castro, AND bowing to him as well.

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but with each passing day, I just feel prouder and prouder to be an American. Please excuse me as I finish digging my hole to crawl into.

  • Anonymous

    What a low class loser.

  • Anonymous

    I was a registered and voting Democrat for almost sixty years (yes, I am eighty-one years old), but became a Conservative when Obama ran the first time…did not vote for him either time he ran! I have grown to hate Obama and his administration for what they are doing to our America. My eyes fill with tears when I read how he has/is treating our brave military…how he has given the DEATH PANEL to the Senior Citizens through the IPAB (Obamacare)…how the young are depleted of jobs as well as ALL unemployed Americans. Yes, the America we have today is totally different than the America I knew as a young girl growing up not afraid of the dark!!!!!! Obama is the most arrogant, self-centered, self-serving “I”, “me”, “my”, “mine” man who is filled with hollow, meaningless and inactionable leaderless lies!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Bless your 81 years but Obama cares about you only to the level you can help him reach his ideological goals. Black, white, young, old, religious, atheist name the human condition, he really doesn’t truly care about the individual. His solution is mass control for the obvious good of all. Individual anything not under the control of the “government” is not tolerated for long. That has to be his obvious end game. It was Stalin’s, Mao’s the hard core Muslims, all these wonderful seekers of their special utopia. If you don’t know the outcome of these marches to human oblivion you either can’t read or have spent all of your years in a gulag. Just understand Gods plan for His utopia cand do as he says love your neighbor as you love yourself and forgive your enemy and pray for his salvation, amigo Amen brothers and sister in God and His Son to their eternal answer that awaits us…

  • casey

    If he was with the British and Danish prime minister’s he can’t blame the Dutch they have nothing. To do with his idiotic decision

  • Bobby Danger Kozak

    No fury for whoever took this photo?

    • refsocrd1

      nope, their fereners, and not OUR President.
      They mean nothing to us, and are not our problem.
      Let those countries rip their leaders a new one.

  • Anonymous

    He is such a total disrespectful moron. He is at a Funeral. AND he professes that Mandela was a role model for him and he idolized him. Shows how much he REALLY idolized him. He isn’t capable of idolizing or respecting anyone except himself, and that includes mooochie and the kids.

  • joe

    No class.

    • phd_student

      Correct. Finals are over. Time to celebrate the birth of Christ!

  • defiant1

    Once again, our classless president showing his arrogance and ego! Disgusting!

    • phd_student

      They’re other much more gross issues in the world to be disgusted with. Do something about those.

  • Anonymous

    The lady at least, shows a little class. Obam may have married over his head.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is a person who never grew up!

  • Anonymous

    It looks like even Moochele is disgusted with this “selfie”. But then, what else to expect from a lowlife, community organizer. This guy was never worthy of being the president of this country. Just another hiccup in all his failures.

    • phd_student

      Moochele?
      Take a moment and think to yourself, what does God think of you insulting another human like that just because you don’t particularly like them (and we’re supposed to love all men, including our enemies)?

  • Kaiser

    This is what happens when you elect a child for president. Are you happy, you progressives? Is this how you act?

  • Nick Burns

    Call the waaaaahmbulence!

  • Granny Crabby

    Now you know the NSA is going to be listening to the conversation between Obama and Michelle tonight! The pictures were priceless…especially after Michelle made him change seats!

  • Anonymous

    Well at least Obama didn’t fly off to Vegas when he heard the news …. this time!

  • BillandTara Maxey

    Obama sure looks comfortible! :)

  • Jeca

    Oh anything to denigrate Obama. It wasn’t even his phone. How about the other guys? Do you hate them too. Of course you do! You guys hate anyone who doesn’t share your twisted views.

    • refsocrd1

      yep, all three are bunch of butt hats.
      He could have just said no.
      At least moochelle had some decorum.

      • Mark Feemster

        Decorum my Aunt Ralph, Mooche is pissed as all hell. She can not stand a white woman talking to her “b!tch”

    • Anonymous

      Ya, Obama’s never ending straight truth is starting to penetrate the soul of people who have a soul and what they see for themselves, there children and the confused hurting American population is frightening and actually disgusting in many ways. If your message has truth and light, you absolutely don’t lie in it’s presentation. Obama’s complete political message to the masses is replete with the most obvious and obnoxious lies. Lies that are so obvious the telling of them assumes the listeners are morons. My family are far from morons, I have lawyers , renowned doctors, public administrators at high level and multilingual theologian active in ministry at major Universities with much international travel with vast experience in communist countries, he knows the languages and lives with the people. He is frightened at our direction. Please, we as a nation can’t be that naive and ignorant. Obama denigrates himself adequately. He needs no help I assure you.

  • Anonymous

    I AM NOT AT ALL an Obama fan….but let’s ALL focus! Us talking about them in detail, taking ‘selfies” sounds….silly talking about silly people. I have been at memorial services when we literally laughed out loud about something the deceased did as, an individual shared what he or she did. Precious memories. Faux pas INDEED, but we need to focus. Not feeling the conversation, a waste of time making conservatives look….. immature, out of touch with technology and as stupid as these lunatics. Anyway…..context, context, context. How do we know what Michelle was thinking. Indeed he is, IS a narcissist, but if you leave some stupid folks alone on specific stupid topics, we won’t look as stupid as they do.

  • Anonymous

    Man, looking at the thread, I saw a lot of silliness, arrogance and stupid non constructive conversations! Let’s focus people! Are we that desperate?

  • Elaina Skiles

    The current US president is not the only one posing for pics at the funeral. http://1079ishot.com/obama-selfie-mandela-funeral/ has a great shot of G Dub-ya posing for a pic with Bono at the same memorial service. But am I the only one who noticed the way Obama is holding the phone? Have any of you tried snapping a selfie with your first finger, your middle finger, and your thumb in the same spot Obama is holding that phone (if his thumb is even on the phone, it isn’t pictured, so you can only speculate)? You’d drop it as soon as your thumb left the screen. Neither his ring finger or pinky fingers are holding the phone for support. The more likely picture-snapper is Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Not condoning his actions by any means, but you conservatives will swing anything towards your favor just to get people to look twice.

  • American Voter

    WHAT A RAVING JERK!!!

  • grassroot

    It’s all about him, don’t you know? As we’ve seen these last

    five years.

    • Anonymous

      Well, let’s say the man never had something of substance,…and now ,….as result of his ill-acquired presidential platform is rejoice in his lavish paradigm.
      Of course much more can be said (volumes to be exact) but let’s stop here.

  • M’lynn

    Good God Almighty. That is unbelievable. He has no concept of decorum at all. Unbelievable.

    • phd_student

      Sees one picture of him ‘out of line’
      General consensus is he has no decorum.

      Sigh…God have mercy on America

      Did you see the entirety of the proceedings? Did he not display proper decorum in his address? In his walk to and from the podium? In his exit from the Air Force One with the Bushes?

  • Trygeania Dowell

    Oh my goodness!!! You can’t be serious.

  • Anonymous

    He was so addicted to himself.

  • Off Duty

    C’mon….Are any of you really surprised?

  • Coll

    I can’t help but wonder who’s more ticked off tonight..Michelle or Oprah???

  • Partick Henry

    He is just a MORON and not a leader!!! Daffy Duck could lead this country better than odumbo!!!!!

  • fk

    This was the memorial service, not the funeral. It was meant to be a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life… They blew on vuvuzelas (like at soccer tournaments), they sang, they danced… They celebrated.

  • Norm Koch

    Not a modicum of statesmanship, couth, common sense, or better judgment.

  • Norm Koch

    He is not this stupid. He is doing it to diminish the office of the precedency, and by extension diminish the United States. Stoic as she may look here, Michelle did the same thing when she was pole dancing and twerking.

    • Mark Feemster

      you are correct,sir!

  • Anonymous

    I am also not surprised. What does Obama ever do that’s right? He is useless as a rock. It’s as if he was brought up in the jungle.He has no class, no tact and doesn’t have a clue about what is decent. How can anyone take selfies at a funeral??? How disrespectful! At least Michelle didn’t participate. That’s a shock. Maybe she was jealous of how her idiot husband was flirting with the Prime Minister. God how I miss President Bush and his wife.

  • Obie Wan

    Caption for the top picture…………..” check this one out guys, there’s the three of us on the Space Mountain ride at Disney World this summer,remember?” !!!

  • Waclaw Jerzy Borken-Hagen

    State Funeral is a formal diplomatic event. Rules and internationally

    accepted etiquette apply. Even embassy staff goes through training

    on acceptable manners. Our image on international scene does

    make a difference in a way nations react to our actions in varying

    situations. We are not alone and novo days billions are watching.

    This is a big embarrassment caused by behavior on the level of uneducated street agitator from nowhere. So much for communicating American Exceptionalism to the World.

  • William Dean Luke

    What I find arrogant is that some tosspot found this to be news worthy, and now it’s gone viral, and there’s other, so much more important shit to worry about than whether or not the fucking pres takes good selfies.

  • FuckYouGlennShit

    Fuck you Glenn Beck, Mandela’s funeral is also a time of celebration for his life, you’re the one being ignorant by trying to pick up on every little thing Obama might be doing “wrong”

    Piss off.

    • Anonymous

      Spoken like a true communist.

    • Fat Lip

      Spoken like a beaten puppy pitiful little nub .

    • Anonymous

      F.U. There were some contributors to this conversation earlier who literally would like to have a bowel elimination on your head because a good American absolutely doesn’t use the raunchy language you express. Now I don’t exactly feel that way. Your just getting needed attention. It’s called in psycho terminology attention deficit disorder. The solution in my years of experiencing that, particularly with youngster 13-14, I locked them in a closet with the lights out and had my dog bark and growl every time they touched the door nob day or night 24/7. A week of that and some good Bible reading and the really bad one became mayor of San Diego, you might of heard of him. It worked for a little while, he did get elected.

  • Aaron El Nabaoui

    Smiling at a funeral is absolutely the coldest thing you can do and Obama’s wife is gonna castrate him on the flight home.

  • Rebekah

    …Might be the first time I have ever respected Michelle Obama…

  • Dorothy Inman

    So do we feel the same way about George W. Bush and Bono who also posted a selfie on Instagram from the funeral? http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-obama-poses-funeral-selfie-article-1.1543188

  • Anonymous

    Michelle can’t stand it when Barakie even looks at another woman. Remember how she distanced ‘them’ from Oprah? Michelle not only hates white women, she hates all other women who even look at her meal ticket.

    • phd_student

      May God have mercy on your soul because right now you’re not displaying the characteristics of a Christian. Do reflect on your judgemental attitude.

  • Anonymous

    All this for a damn Mandela,,,Michele Obama

  • MAW

    I’m thinking how embarrassing for our country! This man needs to be removed from office ASAP. Between his bowing to Muslim leaders, shaking hands with Communists and working deals with Iran, he has many other offenses that have cost our country many precious lives. It is time to get him out!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      This isn’t baseball and there isn’t an automatic third strike and your out. That being said, somewhere in the deep canyons and dark places in the heart of America, some one is going to try to figure out how to out this leader. Let me warn those with those inclinations, don’t. He and his pathetic dreams are not worth the hell that will be aroused by this action. As I have admitted earlier, I’m a Christian believer and this whole thing needs to be left in His hands. His will to be done. No promises just results based on truth and Gods never ending love. Ya atheists, I’m nuts. Got a better plan?

  • Anonymous

    wonder if the “Democrat Media Complex” reported this?

  • Gary Wodard

    What have we done? My Daddy would spank my ass for acting like that.

  • Gary Johnson

    Do you remember Pres. Clinton attending funeral processions
    and cracking jokes and laughing until he realized he was on TV. Then the alligator
    tears appeared. He appears to simply not care about others.

    I remember how the former Pres. Bush went to visit the
    wounded soldiers in the hospital. The US Army psychiatrist that turned out to
    be a Moslem terrorist tried to kill as many of his Army comrades as possible.
    Bush asked everyone involved not to tell anyone and did not have any press
    coverage. The wounded family members took photos with their cell phones of former
    Pres Bush and Laura and put them on the Internet. Pres. Obama’s response was to
    BAN former Pres. Bush from all military installations. This was the first time
    that a former President was banned from visiting wounded soldiers or sailors.

    It is not difficult to believe that Pres Obama does not
    really care just like Pres. Clinton. What is the surprise?

    The old Pres Bush spoke at our meeting and related how he
    remembered every day being responsible for the loss of his bomber crew in 1945.
    He alone survived the Japanese attack. He was crying at the podium.

    It all comes down to character or lack of it. I witnessed
    Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush(s) act appropriately in
    public. I do not agree with all of their politics but they acted publicly to
    uphold the dignity of the office. It turned out that Kennedy, Johnson, and
    Nixon had serious character flaws in private.

  • Anonymous

    Self serving speech!!! …Are you deaf or just ignorant…a beautiful inspiring speech…what is wrong with you or do you just freezeup because of your inadequate linguistics. Why does anyone bother to print your inane remarks…

    • Mark Feemster

      don’t see you on tv much.

    • Anonymous

      Your leader, if you haven’t noticed, is blowing in the wind. Unbelievable, you look like an intelligent women, that you can’t see through his hollow words. Please, try harder, America needs you….

  • Anonymous

    Beck calls the president arrogant???? Who could be more arrogant than Beck himself…arrogant and ignorant…a poisonous combination.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    schlock. we expect this from the dutch but not the british and certainly not from the president of the united states.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, expect, expect expect. I gave up on expectations with my first wife. You get along a whole lot better….

  • Anonymous

    Funeral! I thought he was running for the President of So. Africa

    • Crassus

      He still might. With Obamao you never can tell.

    • Anonymous

      That starts with him spending 30 years on an island prison and him eventually being let out in high def heard around the world. Yes, come to think of it ,that’s hopefully possible.

  • Gary Johnson

    Do you remember Pres. Clinton attending funeral processions
    and cracking jokes and laughing until he realized he was on TV. Then the alligator
    tears appeared. He appears to simply not care about others.

    I remember how the former Pres. Bush went to visit the
    wounded soldiers in the hospital. The US Army psychiatrist that turned out to
    be a Moslem terrorist tried to kill as many of his Army comrades as possible.
    Bush asked everyone involved not to tell anyone and did not have any press
    coverage. The wounded family members took photos with their cell phones of former
    Pres Bush and Laura and put them on the Internet. Pres. Obama’s response was to
    BAN former Pres. Bush from all military installations. This was the first time
    that a former President was banned from visiting wounded soldiers or sailors.

    It is not difficult to believe that Pres Obama does not
    really care just like Pres. Clinton. What is the surprise?

    The old Pres Bush spoke at our meeting and related how he
    remembered every day being responsible for the loss of his bomber crew in 1945.
    He alone survived the Japanese attack. He was crying at the podium.

    It all comes down to character or lack of it. I witnessed
    Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush(s) act appropriately in
    public. I do not agree with all of their politics but they acted publicly to
    uphold the dignity of the office. It turned out that Kennedy, Johnson, and
    Nixon had serious character flaws in private.

  • Marle Jaeisen

    STUPID PEOPLE…..REALLY! IF YOU LOOK THE WOMAN IS HOLDING THE PHONE AND WHATS THE BIG DEAL? THE WOMAN IS CLEARLY HOLDING THE PHONE!!! I DONT SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT! APPARENTLY IF YOU THINK SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THEM TAKING A PICTURE THEN YOU DONT HAVE A LIFE…SO WHAT ABOUT THE GUY IN THE FOREFRONT LEANING OVER AND TALKING TO THE GUY SITTING NEXT TO HIM!!!!! FROM WHAT I WATCHED AND KNOW ABOUT THE “CELEBRATION” OF NELSON MANDELA, THERE WERE TEARS BUT MORE SINGING AND DANCING DONE IN HONOR OF A MAN WHO OVERCAME THE PREJUDICE OF APARTHEID AND BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE VERY COUNTRY THAT KEPT HIM IMPRISONED FOR OVER 27 YEARS!

    • Crassus

      Keep on rocking in the free world, sweetie.

    • Slayer88

      You do know he could have gotten out of prison by simply denouncing terrorism right??? He refused and sat there. Mandela was a terrorist, learn your history.

  • Charles Hollier

    That is wrong in so many ways.

  • Anonymous

    obama only went so the whole world would see him, at the most he’ll ever be. He is on a ride until his time is over, prayerfully not soon enough. We are in for a really rocky time until he is out.

  • mommish

    No one ever said he had class.

  • 733336

    Look up ‘What does the Bible say about narcissist behavior';
    Obama has all the attributes.

    • phd_student

      Look up what the Bible says about being judgemental.

      You’re displaying those attributes.

  • Jim

    There is also a 3rd picture where Moochelle put herself between them and Obozo doesn’t look happy anymore.

  • Robert Blake

    I think Michelle looks pissed, not day dreaming. From the several photos, it looks like Obama was into Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. And I think that made her mad.

    • Anonymous

      Your absolutely right, Presidents have a history of getting”into” ladies. She probably has a 6th sense about those things by now.

  • mush room

    I thought I’ll start getting a conservative point of view of policies cause I like President Obama but I also like some things rep. do & talk about to anyway First Lady looks like she going to kick that a#* when they get alone

    • Anonymous

      The opening for a hell of a sitcom.’ Obama and MaMa at home’

  • Anonymous

    Michelle did not look very happy in that picture. Wonder what she was thinking?

    • Slayer88

      She was thinking about who is going to represent her when she files for divorce from this fool…..

  • Anonymous

    Look, he is wearing actually a suit and a tie. This is as classy as he will ever get

    • Anonymous

      Is he wearing Jordan tennis shoes? I bet….

      • phd_student

        Jordan tennis shoes? What on earth are you smoking?

    • phd_student

      Still 100% classier than you will be.

  • Anonymous

    actually it is quite childish behavior for a suppposed dignatary. It isn’t surprising that all of Europe thinks he is a fool.

    • phd_student

      All of Europe thinks he’s a fool?
      Are you the Ambassador to Europe? Is there any such one Ambassador to Europe?

  • Anonymous

    Who took the picture of him taking selfies?

  • Hammockbear

    Nelson Mandela deserved respect and Selfie pics were inappropriate and rude. President Obama was there to represent America and NOT embarrass America. He totally embarrassed himself. Apparently he has not read the Manners book and someone should suggest he read it. May Nelson Mandela RIP.

  • Nanette

    This is true..totally narcissistic. A man (?) that has never been humbled by REALLY working hard for anything, or taken any position seriously.

    • Anonymous

      His response, “I’m a black man with natural humble and I’m pissed off at white supremacy ” Not exactly but close.

  • RC

    Really you guys have nothing better to do then look at who’s taking a picture with who really a men can’t just take a picture with a friend everybody takes pictures even
    The once are posting comments and maybe your hubby or wife is next to you but for u guys is ok to take pictures but not the president really may be now you guys are going to ask him to explain to America why he took the picture coz people of America need to know right just go in with your day and move on God

    • Slayer88

      Completely incoherent, did u make it thru grade school?

  • Anonymous

    Say cheese! Shame on them all.

  • Larry Sheldon

    I understand “expiration of term”, “assassination”, and so on–what do we call it if Mooch throws him out?

  • David

    Dutch Prime Minister? I thought she was Danish?

  • Kevin52

    The man is a flat-out embarrassment! Even Michelle, whom I have little respect, had the brains to sit there quietly while the most powerful man on earth makes a complete fool of himself!

  • DBrown

    What a disrespectful and childish display. Michelle obviously angry (as she should be). What the Blaze doesn’t show is the pictures of Obama sulking as if she scolded him and then even later where she traded seats with him so he wasn’t sitting next to the Dutch prime minister. Michelle sat next to her with her back noticeably turned away from the prime minister and still looking very angry. This is not a dinner party of drunken business people, this is the president out nation at a solemn event. We look so foolish.

  • CaptainBlueGreen

    You republicans love to spin a story. Firstly, that’s the Danish prime minister’s phone, so she was taking a selfie; if another foreign dignitary asks you to participate, it’s good manners to do so. Secondly, it’s not a formal funeral; it’s a memorial celebrating Mandela’s life, hence all the singing and dancing. Some guy was even hyping the crowd up before the South African president’s speech, as if a boxer was coming out. Are you going to criticize him, too?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care who’s phone it is, these are supposed to be world leaders and they conducted themselves like schoolchildren. Did you see the full set of pictures?
      So if another foreign dignitary asks you to make a fool of yourself and behave inappropriately, its good manners to do so? What a colossal embarrassment to Denmark, the U.S. and Great Britain.
      I don’t care if there was singing and dancing. The other leaders in the audience looked and acted like they had some shred of dignity.
      In case these morons, and you, don’t realize it this was a state occasion where world leaders are expected to conduct themselves like….world leaders. Michelle reminded me of the annoyed adult sitting next to naughty children, but hey give credit where its due, she at least acted like an adult.

    • beyond partisan

      Yeah and if it were Bush who did this, you would have been leading the charge mocking him and calling him President McChimpy or something like that.

    • Anonymous

      No I’m not going to criticize your amazing stach. I’m just ,sort of , jealous. Captain, this whole thing is a tempest in a tea pot. Who really gives a squat what pictures were taken at this unusual event. What the living hell is the matter with us. We scream at a nate in our mouth and swallow pregnant camels. We don’t call what obviously is, but lie to our constituents until the poorly educated masses believe almost anything a smooth talking neighborhood lawyer says, even to our demise, We sort of deserve what we are on the verge of getting. As I’ve professed, get on your knees sinners and call out to the Real Leader of this and all countries to forgive us our trespasses and seek diligently His loving, true and honest will. He will protect and take care of us, He has and He always will but humble yourselves in the face of a seriously dangerous time in the history of a country I truly love.

  • usa2be4me

    What a disgrace:(

  • Linda Vaughn

    Michelle looks totally pissed to me!

  • pat

    HOW DM OF HIM BUT HE THINKS H CAN NOT BE RELACED. AND HE IS THE STAR

  • rafael

    “George Bush would not in a million years do a selfie at a funeral” “He knows better than that”. ding-ding. I am sorry for the bad news.
    I’m afraid there is already a selfie of GEORGE W. BUSH with BONO.

    • Anonymous

      That’s not a selfie – DUMBASS! Someone took that photo.

      • rafael

        Is posing with that stupid smile in a funeral very different from holding the camera himself?
        The point is his attitude towards the event does not seem to be very different from Obama’s. They are both there as an obligation.
        Just saying…

        • beyond partisan

          I complained about Bush when he was in office too. So I am free to complain about Obama as well.

        • Anonymous

          Just saying, that’s not a stupid smile, that’s the way he always looks.

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          If you can pay attention to the surroundings, the ceremony had not yet started. Your boy, Bambi, showed up an hour late and then proceeded to act like a hormone ravaged teenager.

  • Anonymous

    What you had was three “leaders” acting like schoolchildren in a church pew during a very solemn occasion. Their behavior was totally inappropriate and a complete embarrassment. Michelle acted like the annoyed adult, but at least she acted like an adult.
    Was it me or was Obama bowing, yet again, this time to Raul Castro?

  • Crystal Layne Myrick

    He doesn’t sleep with women anyway! Michelle is just a front!! look up Mack Daddy on You tube!! ask Larry Sinclair!

  • Guest

    Nevermind that it happened before the service started. Nevermind that it was another foreign leader who took the photo. Nevermind that PM David Cameron was in it. Nevermind that this faux outrage needs to stop. Bush made an entire video about not finding WMDs as a joke for the correspondents dinner and there wasn’t this much BS.

    When will blind hatred for Obama end? It won’t. Glenn Beck and the other two stooges for corporate domination of the United States will ignore the corporate takeover of the country including the terrible TPP, Obama’s secret trade agreement that Beck is oddly silent about.

    You want to oppose Obama? Good! Now call your congressperson and demand a no vote on fast track authority for Obama’s horrible, secret trade agreement that will undermine US sovereignty.

  • tigerfive

    dutch is not the same thing as danish.

  • carlos

    Such DISRESPECT!!!

  • Mr. W. H. Braden

    It’s quite obvious Rush had it right from the beginning “man/child”.

  • deklyn gunn

    i don’t get why you guys/gals continually harp on such nonsense. This is a funeral for a 95 year old man whose life is being celebrated and I’m sure that there was a somber but light heated mood as most funerals for most people over 85 go. Maybe your valid points and arguments wouldn’t be so diluted if you stop whining about everything the president does and fought the real fight, oh that’s right people like Beck continuously mask any common sense by by throwing this crap at you. Are we suddenly a nation of two old busybodies who have nothing better to do that flap there mouths off about someone taking a picture..get over it and come back to earth folks, please…

  • Mimi Schmaltz

    The only one showing any class is Michelle….who woulda thunk it?

  • whats the point

    What has happened to our society. The only reason for this event was the death of a world leader. Someone who was respected by people who have walked in many different paths. Taking pictures during a service is not only in bad taste, it is also disrespectful. These three “world leaders” certainly did not put their best foot forward… they showed their true colors. Either these three were brought up without manners, or they somehow feel that they are above basic rules of ediquite. If it is the second, then where does the entitlement stop? Oh…. those who did not participate are not on the “hook” for these actions! I firmly believe that we are only responible for our own actions, as we do not have power to make someone do something that they do not want to do. These three need to grow up!

    • Anonymous

      Valid observation from a senior citizen, me. I’m considerably older than I look”, who is still maturing in so many ways. My wife has lost track…

  • Denise

    Obama has demonstrated a total lack of propriety from the day that he first took office. He sends the bust of Winston Churchill, a gift that was given back to Ameri to the

  • Denise

    Obama has no class, PERIOD! When it comes to propriety, it is lost on him, PERIOD! From day one, he has been an embarrassment to America. Starting with his shabby treatment of Netanyahu, to returning the bust of Winston Churchill. As though that wasn’t enough; he then gives the Queen CD’s of his speeches, instead of a real gift, not to mention the girly way that he publicly throws a baseball. These are but a few of the many glaring international SNAFU’s committed by our faux President.

    • Mike Flavin

      You deliberately omitted mention of the rare Richard Rogers song book, autographed by Rogers, that the Obamas also gave to the Queen

  • Fat Lip

    The eye’s are the window to the soul look in his eye’s being fooled by this ONE is quite foolish .
    Maybe he should prop up Mr.Mandela and get a shot of himself with a corpssssssss
    Do not eat of the swine.

  • BoBotheclown

    I am completely disgusted by their actions, however Danish people are not Dutch. If its the prime minister of Denmark she would be Danish, and if from the Netherlands then they would be Dutch. You got close, kinda.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t a story. It wasn’t a funeral, it was a 4-hour celebration of Mandela’s life. C’mon Glenn, this isn’t news. Should I link the shot at the same event of Bush and Bono sitting next to each other and smiling?

    • Mike Flavin

      Bush took selfies with Bono.. I dont know if those pics are on this site, and I dont intend to spend enough time here to find out. Something tells me no

      • Anonymous

        /agree

      • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

        You are so full of shit. “Don’t intend to spend time?” Jesus! You are spending so much time commenting here that Beck will probably give you credit as a contributor. How much does the Obama crowd pay you to spill your nonsense? Or, alternative explanation, you’re really this brainless?

  • John Burleson

    At what point do the sheeple finally wake up and smell the zealot? Uncled Boo-Boo and his spank warned us they were going to “change America” and they certainly have–to their very own commie playground. Boo-Boo will sacrifice anything–ANYTHING–to destroy this country and we’re letting him get away with it cuz us sheeple is politically correct. This selfie controversy is manufactured poly-saturated grade A homogenized bull shiit meant to distract from the revolution in progress. And look at who’s going back for seconds. The 351 and li’l Glennie.

    –John Burleson, who fears no evil

    • Scott Hess

      did you just sign your comment?

  • Rachel Dawson

    Danish… not Dutch.

  • Rachel Dawson

    THat also is not a funeral, it is a memorial service where South Africans and leaders were there to celebrate his life and achievements. People were dancing. Get the facts correct. She is the Danish leader not Dutch. Sheesh.

  • Bryan
  • landofaahs

    It reminds me of the footage of Bill Clinton and some of his aides laughing as they were heading toward the burial site for “I believe it was Ron Brown”. When the realized the camera was on them their countenance was quickly changed to tears and sadness. You cannot cover up arrogance completely 100% of the time.

  • May Hermans

    What a rediculous and degrading reading of people (Obama) taking a snapshot of themselves- Didn’t YOU do this once as well- taking pictures of yourself with people you know? Just be direct and honest, and dare to say- ‘I don’t like Obama’. That’s all- no need to be childish. May

    • Anonymous

      It is not a junior high school contest of liking or not liking Obama May. The continuation of a freedom loving country that applauds individuality and abhors the lies of a smooth talking liar and country that can stand against anyone who wants to fundamentally change that basic approach to life and change it into a life of controlled actions, doing what the government mandates because they know the fare way to organize everything, so we are supposedly all equal. I guess that’s what you want. I will fight to the death for my freedom and liberty. There are many others in America that will gladly do the same….Fight on…..

      • Mike Flavin

        Considering nobody here mentions Bush’s selfies with Bono at the same event, it is indeed all about not liking Obama

      • May Hermans

        Where do the words ‘school contest’ come into play? Say what u have to say- like or dislike it- without the need for making childish references.

        What freedom and liberty are you talking about? Do you really think you have a free choice? Look at the way you bring forward what you believe to be the ‘truth’. Is there such thing as one ultimate ‘truth’? Truth is in the eye of the beholder- all we can do is be discriminative and seek what’s best for the whole- not one man’s perceived ‘truth!’

  • Anonymous

    You beckheads are so predicable. Like watching children. You could catch anyone at a moment during a funeral where they relieve the pressure with a little levity. I’ve experienced it and so have you’all. It’s called living.

    But I guess these little social faux pas are all you got on him so you cannot resist.

    This President is too right wing for my tastes. Refusing to prosecute the criminals on Wall St. but going full bore against whistleblowers who expose government lies and crimes, and refusing to listen to Single Payer proponents during the medical insurance ACA debates. A system adopted by every other democratic country because it covers every citizen from birth to death no matter where or what doctor,

    AND its the cheapest on the tax payer. Just like the “socialist” Armed Forces is funded. Your taxes are pooled and sent to the federal gov so that they can buy in bulk for weapons, uniforms, etc.. If every state or county had to make or buy its own equipment it would even be more expensive to defend the country. Its the same principle for medical insurance.

    But you’all are too brainwashed by Beck, Hannity and Rush to see that. So Obama didn’t have the cohones to fight for the cheapest system and instead fell for the old Republican plan where the private insurers rake in profits, instead of the money going back into the costs like with Single Payer. Stupid. But you kids keep on thinking that this corporate tool is actually a socialist like those like Beck are payed millions to make you think. Keep it up, children, maybe you’ll get some ice-cream later.

    • russellmuscle1

      Anything else you’d like to add? I mean, I’m not entirely sure you covered a wide enough range of topics that have nothing to do with the conversation; and I fear that you might not have been able to fully express your concerns on anything and everything Republican. (SARC)

    • beyond partisan

      No, “YOU KIDS” keep on thinking that socialism will somehow magically be divorced from corporate control and big money if “just given a chance” in America. You naive progressives keep thinking that if you JUST give the government MORE power, that somehow big money won’t corrupt it. Obama IS the face of socialism in action – it is actually fascist in nature and what you consider to be “right-wing.” Wake up!

    • Anonymous

      Buy into what Obama is selling, but don’t profess to love America.The USA is only a means to an end for him and all those that actually believe and understand what his ultimate goals are. Greenmonk you are not my friend or a friend of America. I am not tea party or even a raging capitalist. I do understand the results of Obamas’s end game utopia. I will fight you to the death to keep that horror from taking root in this country. Believe me and I am not alone in those sentiments.

  • Ife Olatunji

    You TOTALLY misfired on this one! Context Glenn, context!
    Making mountains out of molehills shouldn’t be our identity as conservatives.

    Thank God Roberto Schmidt from AFP who took the picture provided the context > http://blogs.afp.com/correspondent/?post/Selfie

    http://www.bellanaija.com/2013/12/11/these-barack-obama-selfie-photos-go-viral-find-out-why-the-photographer-is-defending-michelle-obama/

    Am sure Madiba is having a great laugh from the skies.

    • beyond partisan

      Looks like Organizing for Action is working overtime to do damage control on this. The picture speaks for itself. Quit with the lame spin.

  • Robert Chisholm

    Michelle Obama looks very cross and “left out” here. It could be for a variety of reasons. The whole occasion was highly unusual in that (a) it was supposed to be a solemn occasion – for obvious reasons, but on the other hand (b) some people – quite legitimately, in my view – saw it as an excuse for celebration of the legacy that Nelson Mandela left for South Africa and the world.

  • russellmuscle1

    I take pictures at funerals. No, I don’t take giggling selfies but I do take pictures. I took pictures at my sister’s funeral, as it was the last time I would ever lay eyes on her face. My mother asked me to. I took pictures at my grandfathers funeral, of the 21 gun salute and of my mother receiving the American flag. I also took them of my mothers family, a group of people who care so little about me that I hadn’t seen them in decades. That’s why I took the pictures, because I might never see some of those people again. I got some dirty looks, but as far as I’m concerned as least I wanted to have a image of them. I think you can take appropriate pictures at funerals, and some religious people consider funerals to be a celebration of that persons life and passage to heaven. I’m not sure if Mandela’s funeral was a somber event, but he probably should have waited till after the service for a selfie.

    • Mike Flavin

      It wasnt .. there was music and dancing. And selfies.
      Including G Bush with Bono. But he’s not black

      • russellmuscle1

        I figured as much. It didn’t seem like a “somber” event where that would have been so shockingly inappropriate from what I could tell. Even so, I’m on the fence about the funeral selfies even in this situation. But please, enough with the black thing. Liberals gave Bush a hard time for finishing the reading to the children when he found out about the 911 attacks. As if he were supposed to : 1.) Jump up screaming and scare the mortal shite out of the kids AND 2.) The attacks had already happened, what difference would 15 seconds have made at that point?
        I Obama did the same thing, they’d praise him as so cool and collected while Republicans would have acted as ridiculous as the libs did toward Bush. There is no difference. You have to be terribly dishonest to call this anything other than idealogical fisticuffs.

  • Anonymous

    I think he was just trying to get a shot of her breasts.

  • Dean Swiatek

    I love how the comments say “if Bush did it, it would be okay right?” or “You’d finally admit Bush was a redneck if he did it” and so forth. This has nothing to do with Bush because he didn’t do it, Obama did.

    All I will say is this — half the people complaining wouldn’t be complaining if Bush did the same thing. I’m not saying it’s great funeral behavior and Obama is not full of himself, but I’m just presenting you this fact to think over.

    • Mike Flavin

      Bush did take selfies at the memorial, moron. With Bono & others.

  • RoseAnn Lea-Toney

    I’m surprised his head doesn’t explode. How old is he? Really he makes the rest of us look bad. I want the entire world to know that we are not like this. Shame on you, Mr. President.

    • Mike Flavin

      Shame on Bush for doing the same thing at the same event, I suppose?

      • 733336

        Blaming Bush for Obama’s mistakes will not
        work anymore, water boy.

  • ZachHS

    I was going to write something here but then I read the comments and realized this site is pure evil

  • Scott Hess

    It’s shockingly sad that this random photo got more attention that the event itself.

  • Dustin

    Many other cultures, including we Hawai’ians, celebrate at funerals. It’s not all somber and doomy gloom. We celebrate the life, not mourn the death. I understand how smiling and taking pictures is not consistent with your belief that it somehow minimizes the loss and is disrespectful. Our people feel the exact opposite. It is a time to reflect on that person and their life and to rejoice for that life with your family around you.

    • beyond partisan

      Another lame excuse for Obama. He is the president and should know better. If you are at a Hawaiian funeral and want to party, fine, but he knows better than to behave like this at such a massive event.

      • Mike Flavin

        “If you are at a Hawaiian funeral and want to party, fine” .. but it’s not OK at a S. African funeral? BTW, Bush took selfies w Bono at the same event

  • Mark Castellanet

    The only arrogant one is Glen Beck. Beck likes to impose his idea of what a memorial should be.

    Obama was keeping in the spirit of the celebration of the event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwa2qFt-26A

  • Not.A.Blind.sheep

    Everyone getting on here to blast Obama is exactly why we’re still in this mess as a country. All of you ‘Pubs who hear your conservative media make a huff and a puff about things that they themselves skewed to get you all riled up. Here’s an actual video from the memorial service. Also, I’ll post a link to a story where the actual photographer speaks about it.

    http://youtu.be/pLd6di3_gzo

    Photographer Who Took Obama Selfie Picture Says We’re All Reading It Wrong
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/obama-selfie-photographer-michelle-obama_n_4425001.html

    • beyond partisan

      Oh please…you honestly think we are going to fall for that revisionist propaganda? The photo speaks for itself. The photographer has probably been pressured by the White House to come up with an explanation. And yet, this is what the Obama Democrats are sooo good at – blaming everyone else instead of Obama for his own failings. Progressive spin: He’s not at fault for acting so juvenile. No…”WE” are at fault for “reading it wrong.” Gimme a break…and go back to your puppet masters at Organizing for Action and try to come up with a better talking point. Not buying it.

      • Not.A.Blind.sheep

        Watch the multiple videos that have been posted too. That’s an actual depiction of the atmosphere at the memorial service. That’s weird that Glenn Beck didn’t show any of those videos.

  • Susan Schneider

    This is not as bad, even though it is bad, as his speech all about “him” and not focusing on who’s funeral it is. Really this guys is a total nut job and self centered butt.

  • Howard Asness

    For the very hurst time I was actually proud of Michelle!!!

  • Austin Strauss

    If anyone had actually watched the news after this memorial service, it had stated that it was not a day of sadness and remorse, it was a day of thankfulness and joy (not because of the death of Nelson Mandela). Obviously if it were a gloomy day and everybody was crying and Mr. Obama had taken the “selfie” it would be a different story. People were dancing and singing at this service because they thought that it was not a day for pitty, yet a day of celebration for all the positive things that Nelson Mandela had done.

  • T funk

    I can’t see where this is ever acceptable at a funeral. Can not imagine doing this at anybodies funeral. WOW!

  • Anonymous

    Obama doesn’t have respect for anybody or their country. i forgot Obama has a crappy blackberry
    not a iPhone on android.

  • Anonymous

    And you’d expect anything else from this anthropomorphic simian?

  • Aaron Garrett

    It seem what ever obama touches turns to shit

  • Aaron Garrett

    Obama eather knows exactly what hes doing or he dont know shit about what he doing.i cant wait till he out of there it been the worst time of my life and a lot of outher people I know also.iam working . twice as hard and gaining nothing. Its as bad as its everbeen.obama stressing out the whole world.

  • Ralph

    Dutch Prime Minister?
    Poor journalistic work.. I’m Dutch, interested in domestic and foreign politics and never seen this women, and we never had a female Prime Mister in The Netherlands..