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Not everyone is very keen on "O'Bama"

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100088971/obama-oh-puh-lease/

(oh looky, a linky)

"Ah Bejaysus and Begorrah! Oi'll be swearin' boi the auld shrine to the
Vorgin with the shamrocks growin' round it next to the hill where
Cuchullain slew the Great Leprechaun of Kildare on St Patrick's Day that
Barack Seamus O'Toole Flaherty Joyce O'Bama is the most Irish US president that ever set foot on the Emerald Oisle, so he is, so he is.

Except, when he's in Africa,
of course, when he disappears into the dry ice and re-emerges with a
grass skirt and a bone through his nose and declares himself to be
Mandingo, Prince of the Bloodline of the Bonga People, Drinker of Cattle
Urine, Father of A Thousand Warrior Sons, Keeper of King Solomon's
Mines, Barehanded Slayer of Lions, Undaunted Victim of the Evil Colonial
British Empire.

And in the Middle East, where he is Al-Barak Hussein Obama,
Protector of the Holy Shrine, Smiter of the Kuffar, Lion of the Desert,
Tent-Loving-Aficionado-of-the-Oversweetened-Coffee, Chomper of Sheeps'
Eyeballs, Restorer of the Caliphate.
Etc."
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Big deal...so he went to Ireland,

learned a few Gaelic words/expressions to humor himself and his Irish audience, and a good time was had by most. He was having fun and so was, as far as I could see, his audience. It appeared to me that these Irish people showed great honor to have a US president pay them a visit. It wasn't the man but the importance of the office. We, ourselves, should sit up and take notice when such welcome is shown to the person who represents the highest office of our own land. What foreign dignitary would turn out such a welcoming crowd in our own country?...maybe the queen mum, and that's about it, and that would be more curiosity than anything else.

I'm not going to sit here and write praises for this or any recent president regarding the total effectiveness of their term. But I'm not going to sit here and write one critical remark after another either. I don't know whether or not, in the longer term, there's going to be any great benefit to the US by president Obama visiting Ireland. I suspect a few will consider the visit as one that will help shore up his Irish voting constituency here, however. But he and a lot of people appeared to have had a good time by this visit. That can't be all bad. Maybe we should leave it at that.

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(NT) Well said !
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what a sad man.

A class clown who dredges up stereotypes from the British psyche for the amusement of the like minded. Delingpole's criticisms are nothing but a sad reminiscing for the good old days. A time when the colonials knew their place and damned well kept to it. He bemoans the loss of the "special relationship" as any jealous ex lover might, and finds reason to make a list of imagined or petty offenses, failing to mention anything of real substance...

But isn't that what hack jobs like this are all about? Lacking substance, pundits like Delingpole seek to make a list of petty incidents and spin some sense of reality from it. He seeks to shape public opinion and goes for the cheap gimmicks to accomplish it. Obama as a prancing Catholic leprechaun. Obama as a grass skirt wearing nightmare of the Mau Mau rebellion. Obama as the eye ball eating desert nomad.

Tell me, just what makes eye balls so laughable... and sheep stomach stuffed with internal organs and oats so much more civilized?

Shame on Delingpole for wasting our time with the british equivalent of an old time minstrel show. Shame on him, and shame on anyone who thought that the message was important enough to spread to others.


Delingpole states in his personal blog that one of his 'likes' includes "recreational drugs". One has to wonder if Delingpole was high when he wrote this piece?

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The second half of article was the best part

Sounds like the author is fed up with all the hypocrisy of the left. Considering he's been choking on the Socialism that pervades Britain, it's understandable he's disgusted by all the show without substance.

He has a good point. When things at home aren't going well, take a trip abroad. Obama's not the only one to have done that, it's in every president's play book.

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Well, going to Ireland beats going to Baghdad

where your met with their brogue and not their brogans. Wink

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RE: it's in every president's play book.

Oh, Oh....

You're not going to the middle of the road are you? That could cost you some allies.

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words

you are using a lot of difficult words...
write in easy words please

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James is an American.

So he's using his mother tongue. And he's educated enough, I think, to use it on a rather high level. It's not a good idea to ask him to change that and write like a foreigner or on primary school level.

Maybe this forum is a good place for you to better your own English?

Kees

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He's using difficult words???

All that he wrote other than the title (the rest is quoted from the article) is

"(oh looky, a linky)"

Which of the four words are you having difficulty with? I'm sure someone here can explain them to you.

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Re: difficult words

That would be nice for me, anyway. "Oh looky, a linky" doesn't mean anything to me.

But I think she replied to James (hypocrasy, choking, substance).

Kees

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The "in Reply to:" was to the OP and from MH

His "Oh looky, a linky" shortens to Oh look, a link. The added "y" is probably some sort of American children's language thing that's sometimes found in rhyme and such and is often imitated in sassy statements. Hope that helps. Happy

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