Wednesday, November 05, 2008

PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA


















Congratulations to President-elect Barak Obama!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's it in a nutshell. I am sory Americans voted with their blind emotion and not their heads.
It's a sad day in my America.
tos

NewGnome said...

He flipped off America. Now those who voted for him will have to live with the idiot for whom they voted.
NG

TheLonelyArtistClub said...
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NewGnome said...

L,
If it happened once you might have a point. However, this was taken off a TV Screen as he was “allegedly” praising John McCain on an issue. He did exactly the same thing, with his middle finger praising Hillary Clinton. I was raised on the East Side of Los Angeles and believe me, L, this is street language pure and simple and it was very intentional. I think it shows a kind of juvenile gottcha mentality that Obama has. He’s from the streets. He is scripted to his shoelaces and he knew exactly what he was doing. Hand signs have been around forever, and are significant to minorities of any culture in particular, as a way of communicating when the “man” is around and that’s what this is, but he got caught.
My daughter was an English lit major at the university of Michigan, and proposed a thesis analyzing the significance of hands and hand gestures in Shakespeare. The professor was so intrigued he asked if he could co-write it with her...so hand signs are as old as the hills.
I can’t believe you, of all people, are naive enough to think this isn’t sending a message just like street gangs.
One last thing. Don’t restrict your definition of minorities to America. It’s world-wide and it depends on who’s the minority in which country. It is simply a code Obama used and you assumed it was an obscenity, which you accurately identified. Congrats. All I did was offered my congratulations to him using a picture off a TV Screen.
You should consider how different hand signs are interpreted in different countries because they can be positive in one country and a gross insult in another...especially in Latin America.
NG

NewGnome said...

L,
One last thing. Politicians are coached in hand gestures for television all the time. You're taught not to point with a finger because that's preachy, but use your thumb with your fingers closed. Every gesture is choreographed. your hands should never go above your shoulders during a speech, etc. It's all planned.
NG