President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen
This pic cracks me up – completely.
See all posts from the Ireland visit here
Don’t trust Putin.
remember this: PBO stated if I give someone the benefit of the doubt and they prove me wrong, I will crush them! This looks like a crush to me!
They’re in love..lol
We all Just Business here, with our own…….device
Eagles and Hotel California………
POTUS and Putin are all Business.
These Picture Tell Tales…….. Frozen in Historic Times.
Look at the face on PBO in the first pic :) Get me the mat! STAT!
And the flexing cheek muscle in the second, DF – I am feeling NO love here!!
I know Chips! I think I saw some fire coming out of PBO’s mouth
That’s probably the next photo in the series, Layla!
Seriously! It was a “Don’t even THINK about Effing with me!” look…..omg.
That always indicates that he is pissed off. When I see that clenched cheek muscle I know that he is not playing and someone is a out to.get crushed.
Should be “about to get crushed.”
Ha, exactly CEB – we rarely see it, but when we do …. look out whoever’s pissed him off!!
I was focusing on the President’s eyes. I have almost never seen that look, it seems reserved for really bad stuff like talking to the families of Newton or the coal mine collapse. I also remember the body language between Medvedev and the President. It was always mutually positive.
VL won the Gold ;) Congrats
Thank you, nena.
Congratulations VL! :-)
Thank you, Dudette.
Thought bubble over PBO: “What an ass!”
Thought bubble over Putin: “A horse. My kingdom for a horse!”
:lol: Thought Bubble Queen!!!
Wow….does Vladmir Putin’s face move at all?! He looks as if he’s in a perpetual frozen state of uncomfortableness.
Plastic Surgery and Botox :lol:
Next, he would look like Joan Rivers :lol: :roll: :lol:
Shark-face syndrome. Same reason I never liked Tavis Smiley. Long before he lost his damn mind and thought he was more important to than then-Senator Obama.
Eyes dead, face doesn’t move. Even when “smiling”.
People think the NSA is the big bad wolf. Oh no. It’s the conservative bloc of the SCOTUS. They’re steadily eroding rights. This is insane and a must read so you know the new rules.
The new 5th amendment: where the right to remain silent apparently can't be invoked by being silent. By @emptywheel shar.es/xsy5x— Wieland (@lawscribe) June 17, 2013
I’ve been watching British procedurals on YouTube (crime dramas) and they give them their rights the same way over and over. What’s different is that they say something about it can be used against you i if you fail to mention when questioned something that you then rely upon in court. Maybe I got the wording mixed up but it is definitely about silence coming back to bite you.
I wish POTUS was with his family enjoying the beautiful country of Ireland, instead of dealing with something like Putin.
I will bet that PBO was missing. Mediev at that moment. The two got along well and seemed to enjoy their many talks. They had good chemistry. Putin is so yesterday with his Cold War mentality.
Although I think that PBO enjoys the mental jousting and sparring. He’s smarter than any of them, and will lead them on to say things they don’t want to say. Putin will never get the better of PBO…..if he thinks he will, he is living in denial. Medviev was a friendlier person who could smile. Putin can’t…..he takes himself very seriously, but does not think up to the level of PBO at all.
I know Carolyn, see the smirk on PBO’s face in the pic.. It’s the “crusher” face!
One thing I know the President is not worrying about is whether Putin stole a super bowl ring.
PBS is planning to start a Weekend PBS evening News. That is good news.
“that allows us to move out of this Cold War mentality …”
Oops – BAM, BAM, BAM !
Anyone noticed the Russian interpreter was literally falling over his own words, stuttering, restarting sentences … That was even more revealing than Putin looking at his shoes too much …
He probably did not want to be the bearer of bad news. Putin is the type to kill the messenger.
Putin treated the bush family cabal much differently. gee, wonder why?
Presidents Bush and Putin met Monday in Kennebunkport, Maine, in hopes of repairing U.S.-Russia relations, which have been strained in recent months over White House plans to install a missile shield in Europe and NATO expansion.
It was all handshakes, smiles and kisses when Putin arrived at the Bush family estate that overlooks the rocky Atlantic seacoast.
Putin gave pecks on the cheeks to first lady Laura Bush and the president’s mother, Barbara Bush, and handed them bouquets of flowers. Before disappearing from public view, Putin was seen aboard former President George H.W. Bush’s speedboat, zooming along the coastline, grinning and waving to photographers.
“I’m very grateful to the Bush family for this very warm, cozy atmosphere around this meeting, and we appreciate it very much,” Putin said. “I do believe that we have to learn something from the older generation.”
i think there is a cabal of world “leaders” who purposely try to keep trouble brewing in the world, since they know they can control people with fear that way, and profit from the industries they (more accurately their fathers and grandfathers) invested in. putin and his friends the bush family and so on are mad that president obama has disrupted their schemes.
Yeah, it was different because Putin knew Bush was intellectually limited, however PBO far surpasses Putin in this area and thus Putin can’t relax around him.
Spot on, LIsa. That, and Bush looked into his soul….diplomatic foreplay, I suppose….PBO doesn’t play games.
amazing all the pictures of putin and the bushes. like a bunch of giggly school kids most of the time, in golf carts together and general “guy” stuff.
Was there any mention of brush removal?
I have never seen anyone talk with so little movement of his lips. What was that about? Poor Putin. Did he believe the press reports and thought that PBO would not be able to dominate? PBO had that “proceed Prime Minister” look on his face.
Maybe the speech bubble over Putin’s head should be ” Dmitry! Help!”
I gotta ask a serious question? Is Eugene Robinson a Emo Prog?
what day is it??
Great follow up.
No… He gets led around by the ring in his nose regardless of who’s show he is on…….he agrees with the narrative of the host..
Like df said… “What day is it?” :-D
Oh wow, my goodness. I am somewhat a student of body language …. no, I am not an expert, but I have studied non-verbal communication a little but it does not take an expert to see these pictures and like, wow … I don’t think I have ever seen our President as intense, uncomfortable, wary – yes, wary might be the one most apt word. I am not sure the debates with McCain ever had him looking like this.
I’m not seeing wary from PBO. I see deliberate, firm yet congenial. Wary? I thought you were talking about Putin!
I agree df…..he looks intense…but not uncomfortable or wary to me…..
Look at the position of his feet! He’s like: I’m getting the fuck outta here Pute! “CRUSHMAN” my superhero!
Point well taken, I had not looked at the photos carefully, just scanned them.
After the 2nd hard look what us your analysis? I am asking because I too only took a quick look after seeing the heading and the body language of Pootie Poot is very uncomfortable and can’t seem to want to look the President in the eye.
LIVE NOW: White House Press Briefing From Ireland…http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Thank you JER!
Chips, I missed the presser. I know you will post it when it becomes available. Thank you.
The feed went off and Major Garrett was puffing and smoking his Cigarettes?
Was that cigarettes or a joint….”jointgate”
The president is tired of bull shit and he let Putin know it.
Hmm, I think the President should Mr. Putin some slides from the meeting he had with President Xi and basically said: “You’re a has-been”.
“should” should be “showed” (and I didn’t even typed it on a phone !).
As I wrote a couple of days ago, the era of white men arguing world politics (remember Reagan calling Gorbachev out over the Berlin Wall) are *over*. As Putin is part of that world (as an ex-head of the KGB), he’s done, too.
CEB, you just took the words out of my mouth. Thank you. HZ
Press question about the GD SUPERBOWL RING??? Are they kidding?
Yup. Heard the dumbass woman who asked it. Obvi, research isn’t her thing. I hope she feels like the biggest ass alive. Ben was too kind, he knows damn well it was Bush’s WH bullshit, but he was too much of a gentleman. Screw being a gentleman, I’d read that heifer like there was no tomorrow. She’s such an ass!
Media Fight!…………..Chuckie is upset that Buzzfeed broke the embargo on the PBO/Rose interview………
Many news orgs are respecting PBS 11pm ET embargo on the Rose-POTUS interview. Some have chosen to ignore. Who changed the "rules"?— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) June 17, 2013
"The case has been referred to DOJ for criminal investigation… & possible extradition. I will leave it up to them" buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpoliti…— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) June 17, 2013
Glad to see the media has such high regard for ethics……..NOT!!! They are all in one big cesspool…
I in they’d take each other out.
Wow. Dumbass just asked about the Kraft ring story as though this happened under the Obama presidency. How fucking stupid are those inbred freaks? What an ass! And we wonder about their research methods…… Obviously they DON’T do research. Idiot. :roll:
well, and even worse was the bozo that mentioned something about “always blaming Bush.” They are all dumbasses now
Too true. Asshole. Nice of them to show their butts. Boy, I wish Ben weren’t so nice.
What? They doubted when the ring-gate happened? In 2005 was the year and Pres Obama was just a 1st yr Sen from IL. Our National Media is a total Fatuous Lazy entity.
Ben handled it with humor and mentioned that this was during the Bush Admin. Then of course, there was the “color” question about what was the attitude/atmosphere of the meeting. Did she really think that Ben and Jay were such rookies or were so unprofessional that they would actually answer such a gossipy question? After she finally shut up (had 3 questions), the rest were, surprisingly, about what they were actually there for. The feed froze about half-way through, so I do not know if they got silly after that.
A Catalogue of Journalistic Malfeasance
By Joshua Foust
So what’s the solution? For one, stop assuming the first version of the “facts” is correct. So much of the initial round of NSA reporting has turned out to be false or misleading that it’s a wonder such misreporting hasn’t become its own scandal. The speed with which false information propagates in the public (and worse, in commentaries) is dismaying to those of us who’d prefer public debates be based in fact rather than fiction.
Yet so long as breaking news dominates the coverage, there will continue to be frenzied periods of rushed reporting and eventual retractions or clarifications. Until we as people change our media consumption habits, the news organizations that continue to rush poorly researched information into the public record will have no reason to change their ways.
Whatever happened to the 2 people to validate the stories and a Third when the stakes are too high?
Putin is short. President Obama is towering over him.
It is petty, I know, but I get a kick that he is taller than almost all of the other world leaders that he deals with on a regular basis. It is even better that Michelle is taller than most of them. BTW, who is taller; PBO or David Cameron?
Me too. I think President Obama is an inch or 2 taller then Cameron.
According to Google source PBO is 6’1″ and Cameron is 6′.5″. When I took a look at photos from earlier today, it is clear that PBO is a little taller.
Remember when the family was in South America about 2 years ago? Malia was taller than most of the male officials that they met (he, he).
POTUS may only be a teeny bit taller than Cameron but he looks much taller to me because he’s so slim and Cameron is kind of big boned.
GW looked into Putin’s eyes and “got a sense of his soul”…POTUS looked into Putin’s eyes and saw only BS! Putin is not ready for the “spine of steel “. A big shout out to VP Biden :-)
Bush looked into Putin’s eyes and saw his reflection…… Literally. He saw his own reflection. SMH. complete dummy.
Bush looked into his eyes because they are about the same height. I’ll bet Putin hates it that he has to look up to PBO.
Twitter is so funny.
This picture of Pres. Obama and Pres. Putin at a #G8 meeting is begging for a caption. 1..2..3…GO! http://t.co/05G7KWQV2y— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 17, 2013
"Where is the Ring Vladimir?" MT @NerdyWonka: This picture is begging for a caption. http://t.co/MIgKUvt9bR— Ⓜ (@StylishMz) June 17, 2013
O: it's simple. Just hand it to me and I won't tell anyone.
P: I tell you, Bob Kraft GAVE me his Superbowl ring! It's mine!— Anne Marie Flynn (@AnneMarieFlynn2) June 17, 2013
@NerdyWonka RETURN THE RING— Michelle (@MichelleVista) June 17, 2013
“The preh-cious! Vlad must haz the preh-cious! Vlad loves it!”
@NerdyWonka I can read your thoughts too, Vlad.— Sean McCabe (@darthstar99) June 17, 2013
" I just wanted to see if it fit, and then…."mumbles something . RT @NerdyWonka: http://t.co/JmlGtQZeNB— Ⓜ (@StylishMz) June 17, 2013
"Not Cool Vlad, you have to give it back. Tell your ex wife it isnt part of the divorce settlement" RT @NerdyWonka: http://t.co/giL0UnjfLI— Ⓜ (@StylishMz) June 17, 2013
This picture looks like two divorcing people waiting outside the court to go in.
” I iz sowy ‘Rack, Vlad just can’t gives the preh-cious back! Vlad gives you my pet tiger and signed autograph of me bare chested riding bareback on horse instead! This good, da?!”
POTUS is probably thinking , I’m sitting here with this darn jackass, when I could be with my wife and daughters enjoying this beautiful country.
Charles Johnson @Green_Footballs 2m
This is the era of fear-mongering click-bait journalism.
I like this one—-looks like instructor and student
Pres Obama and Russian Pres Putin walk to the G8 dinner following their bilateral mtg in Northern Ireland http://t.co/0FWrpg7Jl1— (@petesouza) June 17, 2013
Who dressed Putin today?
Word bubble: ” curse Barack! he is so tall and svelt! :mad: Maybe I take my shirt off, yes?”
Also: “where the €%~> is a f#%^*€g tiger when I need one?! I need to look cool and badass right the %#¥£ now!!”
I was thinking the same thing about the difference in their appearances. Our guy looks GQ and in charge.
Yep, Putin looks like a frumpy old maid.
Also see: ” I’m not sexy and I know it.”
Now I can’t get that song out of my head! :-)
In that first picture, PBO looks like a cat and Putin like the canary that’s about to be eaten.
Wow, Putin is short. I did not realize that he was so short. Don’t trust him.
He’s 5’7″, I think.
HA! Shorter than me:)
http://twitpic.com/cxre27 These “people” are seriously losing it.
I saw the twitterer’s picture. He would so easily slide into the role of Adolf Eichmann.
Putin looks uncomfortable in President Obama’s company, fidgits, looks down, sneaks looks at President Obama, the left foot doesn’t seem to be able to stay still, looks anxious to me, glancing down at hands and fidgiting with them. President Obama is his usual cool, collected, intelligent self. Like someone said, ” wouldn’t want to play chess with President Obama “.
When bullies are stood up to, we see what they really are. Our president has been handling bullies since he was a little boy in Jakarta.
@JewishPolitical According to polling averages, which worked rather well in the last election, Obama has fallen one point in the last month.— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 17, 2013
Nice take down here….
Blogs of War blogsofwar.com/2013/06/17/ini… "Breaks down the narcissism of Snowden’s delusionary martyr complex during Q & A. He looks rather silly"— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) June 17, 2013
Eric Boehlert @EricBoehlert 31m
Would be nice if press regularly explained diff between warrantless wiretaps and data mining. but that’d ruin they-both-do- it narrative
Retweeted by Matt Murphy
Fact Sheet: President Obama Increases Humanitarian Assistance to Syrians: wh.gov/l3wWn @whitehouse— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 17, 2013
Chuck Todd is acting all outraged about “breaking the rules” on the Charlie Rose interview, but I just heard him give the worst, negative report on PBO’s trip. It was all—–much more muted reaction to him this time, they once gave him the Nobel Peace Prize and thought he was the anti-Bush and now no one likes him, no one trusts America any more. I don’t understand this determination to paint our president in a negative light—-a desperate determination. It’s ugly. And I cannot stand Chuck Todd.
D, chuckie is mad because Romney was supposed to win the election and chuck would have been the press secretary! He will harass PBO until he is out of office!
What?! He actual implied or said that no likes PBO or trusts America?! What the fuck is wrong with that creep? Where did he get that information? Seriously, why does anyone actually listen to him anyway, especially father he was so wrong about the election? All he does is talk out of his ass. He actually did a Bush comparison? Funny how we haven’t heard. Lot about PBO being protested though, instead just crowds of people cheering him on. Fuck that dirty ingrate Chuck Fatass. Waste of fricking space and life.
PBO, to paraphrase Shakespeare, “bestrides the world like a colossus” and Chuck Todd and others like him are but “petty men below his feet.” They cannot stand it that so many like, love, and respect him; that he is not afraid of them and can barely restrain his contempt for them because of the way they dis-serve the country by not caring out the duties of their profession.
Indeed, CEB. You know these small, low level men and women cannot and will not ever be able to enter into that space that has been created by POB’s parents and grandparents for his core being. Period. Thus this gives them no room to tear him down and this frustrated these little shitheads. Yes, I said it because I mean it.
However, President Barack H. Obama is the President of the United States, and a damn brilliant one, and these foolish shitheads can’t get over it and Never will. So, it gives me great pleasure to know that we worked to elect him in 2008, and then went on to help re-elect him in 2012. And he is busting asses. So our work paid off and will continue to pay off. And the Chuckie Toads will soon be forgotten, and President Barack H. Obama will be in the history of this nation and the world forever. And that is pure beauty to my eyes, heart, soul, and mind.HZ
We Did A Damn Good Job in electing one of the great Presidents in our history, if not the greatest. HZ
Someone should tell Chuckie that President Obama still has that Nobel Peace Prize, and he always will. History will note that Nobel, and everything else that President Obama has done. In fact, there will be a library (or two) in his name for this specific purpose.
Sadly for Chuckie, history will not make note of his existence.
LL, you there? Need your librarian super powers:
From this article, beneath the video “Mrs Obama is the subject of a new book being published tomorrow which links her ancestry to Protestant Irish immigrants who were plantation and slave owners in the southern states of the US in the 1800s. The US embassy in Dublin said officials have been aware of the First Lady’s reported ancestry but nothing has been confirmed by the White House.”
What’s this book? Who’s the author? Where can I get one?
Meant to reply here: ‘American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama’ by Rachel Swarns
Ah! Thank you!!!
Medicare Fraudster Fl. Gov. Scott signs bill banning paid sick leave, an ALEC backed bill—–same thing happening in other states….
Florida’s Governor signs business-backed bill BANNING paid sick leave thkpr.gs/15csczc #icymi— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) June 17, 2013
We’ll have a generation’s worth of fighting to undo all this shit.
They want us to be poor and powerless. Damn, instead of going forward, we have to re-fight the battles that we thought were won long ago.
People voted for this fool!!
This is a guy who was in the “healthcare” business.
We have had paid sick leave in my world since before I ever started working & I’m retired. Minimum 8 days per year. This is 19th century – work until you die from it – syndrome. It also accumulates (fortunately). My husband had major surgery twice in one year – missed over 4 months work & he was paid – in full – the whole time.
Sorry to be so shallow but i have never focused on how ugly putin is until today – could it be magnfied by the vibe he is giving off?
For some reason I am thinking of the Wicked Witch of West: “I’m melting” when Dorothy faced her down and threw water on her. Seems PBO did the same to Putin.
‘American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama’ by Rachel Swarns
This is another book that Michelle would not comment on or allow her office to do so.
So much for wanting to get that one then.
China's Useful Idiot theatlantic.com/china/archive/… "Wanted 2 expose NSA… instead went 2 country whose record is far worse" http://t.co/NQ0xlCDXd4— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) June 17, 2013
He is their idiot. I hope they treat him exactly the way he deserves.
.@chucktodd your report on Nightly said that Euros are upset that POTUS hasn't closed Gitmo. you ever report abt Congress not letting him?— Patrick (@QuadCityPat) June 17, 2013
That tweet just pissed me off.
I am blown away with all the hysteria from this NSA stuff.
Even Randi Rhodes is over the top on it, and she’s usually over-informed about stuff.. So much of the press is repeating debunked info, no one seems to understand what metadata even is, most of what Snowdon says isn’t even true – that they can go back in time and all of your communication EVER has been listened to (unless there’s a bug implanted inside my head, I doubt it, considering I don’t only communicate electronically FFS.)
And almost NO ONE is talking about two things that I see as the bigger scandals:
1. That anyone of Snowdon’s level was given top secret security clearance by a PRIVATE COMPANY. How the fuck did that happen, and how many other people have simply SOLD that same info to foreign interests and made $$$, since it seems to be EASY.
How does that make them any different from Snowdon? Just because he went public does it make it better? Foreign interests still have the data, and he was still paid.
2. That Snowdon contacted Greenwald and Poitras BEFORE he ever set foot at his desk at Booz-Allen. (And how the fuck did he get that job to begin with.)
The rest seems to be either ignorance in the law itself, that everything was LEGAL – and if that’s a problem, in that you understand FULLY exactly how the technology works, and what/how it’s data-mining, (which seems most people haven’t a fucking cllue, and are taking Snowdon at his word instead of INVESTIGATING….), and once you have COMPLETE comprehension of how it works and why, then let’s have that conversation, without the hysteria, if that’s possible…..
Does anyone really believe their mobile phones and computers are secure? And that 99% of Americans give out their data voluntarily by clicking I AGREE on every user agreement?
HOW DID MY COUNTRY GET SO STUPID????
One defective sperm after another!
Too damn true. Also, one republican governor and congressman at a time. Cut funding to education, teaching creationism and ignoring evolution, deriding science as whodoovoodoo. yup, pretty much put this at the feet of republicans.
Hi our Lovely Tally,
I have been listening to Randi Rhodes for the past couple of days and I am listening to what she is saying and not making any conclusions and I have been reading the comments here, other blogs who have posted other good journalists comments etc.
The one thing about Randi she wants to know the “who” “what” “when” and “how”. From the very beginning she was asking what is this guys motivation? All his reasons seemed shady and keep changing but the one thing he said was, “how can I guy like me get this information”. I agree with Randi that what the real story is, “Why are we giving our National Security secrets to private industry”. This is the big question. Then today she was reading the article the Guardian printed about what the NSA , CIA, FBI, Homeland Security has been doing since post 9/11 to present. IF, and I capitalize IF what she read is true and not researched by real journalist, Private Industry and these agencies have a alliance against the crazy right tea baggers as well as the left agencies such as Occupy Wall Street, ACLU, etc. I find that IF this is true and the BANKS and BIG Business who pay very little taxes is using these agencies to crush any opposition to the way they operate. Friday Randi said that she has been talking about this for awhile…..this is not about Left or Right….GOP…Teabagger…Liberal….this is about Business using our Government against all of us.
This is what I am getting from Randi. She is saying Big business wants to keep their gravy train and have been telling the NSA that “WE THE PEOPLE” will rise up against the government and they won’t be able to handle the magnitude. The NSA is telling the lazy Congress we need more money to keep these people in case it happens. I am not agreeing with Randi or this Snowflake dude because I don’t think he had enough time to get all this information in such a short period of time for a new employee. There is still more to this story and we need to listen with an analytical mind to what this guy is REALLY saying because he wants to puff himself up to be famous yet he has not told us anything really new that we did not already know except that these private contractors suck at what they do.
Ah. I’ve only caught part of her shows lately, and they weren’t as coherent as you just were. :D All of that totally makes sense.
This whole Snowdon thing was orchestrated by someone/some company.
It’s curious how there hasn’t been a PEEP from Booz-Allen other than the time he worked there, and that they have since fired him, which is surprising. As a contractor for the NSA, you’d think they’d be all over themselves to assure EVERYONE that they’re a responsible company, etc…
Putin’s eyes are beady and too close together.
When I took a course in criminology, it was noted that the closer your eyes the more likely you will become a criminal..
Really!? How interesting! Well our beloved President’s eyes are just right.
One of the first things I noticed about Zimmerman is his eyes are very close.
U.S. states, greens delay lawsuit, watch for Obama climate plan reut.rs/10rIS9z— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 17, 2013
Oh Putty Put, you look like an insecure, insignificant, shameful little man. I love body language, it says volumes without speaking a word.
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