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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:49 AM

Did Barbara Bush dis the First Lady?

Was it my imagination, or did Barbara Bush purposely choose NOT to clap when, at the Bush Library opening, they announced her name and Barbara just sat there with her hands in her lap. Really not sure if I saw that but Michelle looked a bit pissed right after.

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Reply Did Barbara Bush dis the First Lady? (Original post)
neversaydie Apr 2013 OP
neversaydie Apr 2013 #1
Summer Hathaway Apr 2013 #2
neversaydie Apr 2013 #5
Summer Hathaway Apr 2013 #6
neversaydie Apr 2013 #7
Summer Hathaway Apr 2013 #8
66 dmhlt Apr 2013 #12
Atman Apr 2013 #16
Samantha Apr 2013 #31
neversaydie Apr 2013 #41
Purrfessor Apr 2013 #34
WeekendWarrior Apr 2013 #44
Sherman A1 Apr 2013 #9
neversaydie Apr 2013 #10
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #40
neversaydie Apr 2013 #42
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2013 #23
JDPriestly Apr 2013 #3
neversaydie Apr 2013 #4
Harry Monroe Apr 2013 #18
Salviati Apr 2013 #26
hedgehog Apr 2013 #20
LiberalFighter Apr 2013 #22
treestar Apr 2013 #11
66 dmhlt Apr 2013 #13
neversaydie Apr 2013 #28
JNelson6563 Apr 2013 #14
graham4anything Apr 2013 #15
Cal33 Apr 2013 #39
YarnAddict Apr 2013 #17
Sunlei Apr 2013 #19
lunatica Apr 2013 #21
neversaydie Apr 2013 #29
Igel Apr 2013 #24
Heather MC Apr 2013 #25
grasswire Apr 2013 #27
neversaydie Apr 2013 #30
Beacool Apr 2013 #37
burrowowl Apr 2013 #32
neversaydie Apr 2013 #33
RudynJack Apr 2013 #35
Beacool Apr 2013 #38
flamingdem Apr 2013 #36
neversaydie Apr 2013 #43

Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:50 AM

1. ooops...

meant to say that when the announced the First Lady, Barbara didn't clap

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:54 AM

2. This is really important news

I am always interested in knowing who 'dissed' who, who didn't clap, and who 'looked' a bit pissed-off.

It is, I believe, what most of us live for.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:10 AM

5. thanks derkwad

it was just a question. sorry to have upset you

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:17 AM

6. Oh, not upset in the least

Just always curious as to what kinds of people post inconsequential bullshit on political websites as though it actually matters.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:33 AM

7. wow, I feel so warm and fuzzy inside

thanks for the welcoming thoughts. You might need some pliers for that bug up your..

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:46 AM

8. And you might need some lessons

in how not to be so obvious.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:11 AM

12. You're being churlish. Take it down a notch.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:50 AM

16. Jesus, Summer! Chill out.

It's not as if tht was the first "inconsequential" post ever put up in GD. Your response was unwarranted.

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 01:10 AM

31. Welcome to DU

Something tells me you are going to fit in very well here. You are off to a great start.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #31)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:39 PM

41. thank you Samantha and purfessor

I talked to another DUer about it and he said that it's gotten worse lately. I won't let them bother me any more.

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 11:45 AM

34. I've been a member of this site since 2001.....

and although there has always been a bit of give and take among folks passionate about their views, I do not remember it being as bad as it has become over the past few years. It seems that no matter how innocuous a comment, or post, one might make, there is always at least one individual, and oftentimes way more than one, who seems to enjoy attacking the poster as if he or she has committed some heinous crime.

I have had people take a single word out of posts I made, and then go on a personal diatribe in an attempt to twist the entire post into something that I neither said nor meant.

Take heart, though. By far most people on this site are easy to get along with, and should they disagree with something you might post, they at least do so with a level of diplomacy that will not make you feel as if you are under assault.

Others, however, seem incapable of debate that does not sound like a very personal attack against those with whom they disagree.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 09:49 PM

44. I'm always intrigued

by people who go out of their way to click on a link and add a comment or two or three simply to insult the OP and offer nothing of substance to the conversation.

Your comments have been cruel and unnecessary and seem designed only to demonstrate your superiority to the OP.

If you have better things to do, then, by all means, go do them.

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:51 AM

9. Would that be a bit of name calling there?

Just curious, you know?

Did seem to be a rather rude response, but perhaps there was some misinterpretation?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:11 AM

10. I apologize.

I don't post often and I was caught off guard by what sounded like a sarcastic response to my question. I'll behave.

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 06:40 PM

40. Not a very gracious welcome to DU, I'm afraid.

Hope you will stick around and come to find that most of us here are NOT tacky.
Welcome...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #40)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:39 PM

42. finding that to be the case... woo hoo!!

thanks for the post dixiegrrrl

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:48 PM

23. Are you a Bush?

Just kidding!

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:59 AM

3. Barbara Bush is very old (born 1925 per Wikipedia). She probably gets tired and fades in and out.

She may have missed what was said. Nothing to be offended about.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:09 AM

4. could be

thanks for reply. just wondered.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:30 AM

18. Or she could just be a bitter old woman

If that is the case then she is just being petty and pathetic.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:40 PM

26. But then again, to be fair

it certainly sounded like she was a petty, pathetic, bitter younger woman as well...

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:53 AM

20. After dealing with carpel tunnel many years, i rarely clap

for anything. I imagine that applies to anyone with any kind of arthritis in their hands. OTOH, I'm certain Barbara is the master of the snub. Who knows what went on below the radar?

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:47 PM

22. I just get tired of clapping all time for nothing IMO

I have a person in one of our groups that will clap a lot. And she starts it off then everyone feels they have to too.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:51 AM

11. Welcome to DU!

With the Bushes, anything is possible. Barbara was First Lady once. May not like having a black successor. Maybe it bothers her beautiful mind. We do know her attitude towards Katrina survivors.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:13 AM

13. Howdy! (I'm more a lurker than a poster, but we're not all so rude to newcomers.)

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:01 PM

28. howdy back!

and thanks.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:35 AM

14. Nothing would surprise me.

And ignore rude posters. Sometimes they just had a bad day.

Julie

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:55 AM

15. I thought that the best thing was how Presidential, Hillary Clinton seemed & how comfortable it is.

 

as the 1960s counter culture song said
"And nothing can stop the shape of things to come"c)Mann & Weill.

Hillary was commanding speaking, and had Barbara thinking, that Hillary is going to kick Jeb Bush's ass come 2016.

That is the important take I took from the speeches.

To continue President Obama's agenda is all that is important.
And showing the Bush's as losers forever, is what is important.

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama keeep ropin' the dopes.

And didn't Hillary look like a President.

Because the one thing that was missing from that picture of Presidents was a woman.
And Hillary45 is going to change that starting in Jan. 2017.

And Michelle46 will continue that in Jan. 2025.

That is what is important

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 05:08 PM

39. Hey, you've left out Elizabeth Warren! :o)

 

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:15 AM

17. Does that surprise you?

 

That bitter old hag loves herself and her "beautiful mind" too much to respect anyone else.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:38 AM

19. No, it's your imagination.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:35 PM

21. I'll give that nasty piece of work a pass on this one

And I don't think Michelle would show a bit of negative emotion in public. Of course it might show if you provided a link or a photo, though you may have seen this on TV and there might not be one to provide.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:02 PM

29. couldn't find one

I was checking last night ... oh well.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:33 PM

24. If so,

then she matched petty for petty.

If not, if BB didn't not clap in order to snub, then MO matched non-petty with petty.

Unless MO was just POed about something else. Or you misinterpreted her expression.

Best case: My petty First Lady is better than their petty ex-First Lady.

Worst case: Uh ... What?

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:36 PM

25. Does Barbara Bush know what "dissing" is????

Who cares she is a faded relic

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:48 PM

27. I recall her deliberately dissing Bill Clinton at the WH.

It was, I think, in the period between W's election and his inauguration. A WH dinner, with the Bushes at the head table too. Bill Clinton rose to go to speak, and walked behind those seated at the head table to get to the mic. As he passed the honored guests, each one of them turned to him graciously. Except Barbara Bush. She deliberately turned her back to him.

Many people noticed her rude slight of President Clinton.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:04 PM

30. it was something along those lines

that I thought I saw. wouldn't surprise me.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #27)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 04:56 PM

37. Yes, Barbara was not nice to the Clintons.

Hillary invited her several times to the WH for various events and she refused to go. The only time that she showed up was when all the living first ladies came together at the WH to celebrate its renovation.

She's warmed up to the Clintons, particularly Bill, since he and George Sr. worked together at Jr.'s behest after Katrina. She is reputed to be very tough and to instill fear in all the daughter in laws.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 03:13 AM

32. Why were Obama and the First Lady

there to begin with to honor a WAR CRIMINAL.
Jimmy Carter wasn't there.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 04:21 AM

33. protocol I guess

but Carter was there, and he spoke. Bill and Hillary were also there. I guess that's the protocol. But I loved the way the President kept chewing his gum, looking casual.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 02:22 PM

35. Jimmy Carter was there.

He's not as rude as many here.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 05:02 PM

38. All the living presidents were there, including the Carters.

The Carters were seated next to the Clintons. Jimmy got up to speak, just as Bill, Obama and Sr. did. When Obama inaugurates his library in a few years, every ex president who hasn't kicked the bucket will be there too. It's tradition.

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Response to neversaydie (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 02:31 PM

36. I salute you newcomer!

We can never diss the Bush clan enough in my opinion and must keep an eagle eye on them. She is capable of dissing Michelle subconsciously or consciously.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #36)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:46 PM

43. never enough, I agree

and the fondly remembering President George was making me gag. It made me sick to see that just because some years have passed since he and his cronies raped and pillaged this country, that we are starting to get into that "fondly remembering" George and cute little anecdotes about his faux presidency. WE CANNOT LET PEOPLE FORGET. I know most of us here won't, but I think that every time there's a "remember when" piece that attempts to paint that non-elected president as some kind of compassionate leader, we need to come right back with the facts and our own "remember when" we all got fugged.

okay, I feel better now...

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