You could easily mistake these shots for a club, sporting event, or Tiger Woods' dream. A memorial to a man that is generational after flying thousands of miles... never...
The expressions on the First Lady's face are priceless.
Michelle looks soooooooooo pissed.
By all means, let's rush to judgement when we don't like someone...http://www.today.com/news/first-lady-not-peeved-says-photographer-who-caught-obama-selfie-2D11723566#first-lady-not-peeved-says-photographer-who-caught-obama-selfie-2D11723566
Postulation, What else is she gonna say, you mewling sheep? Of course she'll verbally support whatever he does, regardless of how professional it is. Her body language says it all. Mandela's funeral was little more than a photo op for the leader of the free world. Here's to hoping Team Donkey can bring someone, anyone that isn't wholly unoffensive or repugnant to the masses.
Postulation, we all know that George W. Bush is a dope, right? Are there any photos around of him taking selfies at Mandela's funeral?Czabe, please inform Ed Anderson from Indiana that Mandela was not imprisoned because of his political views but because he was convicted of arms smuggling, sabotage, and conspiring to overthrow the South African government. The only reason he spent 28 years in jail is because he refused to renounce violence. See here: The State v. Nelson Mandela et al, Supreme Court of South AfricaBy comparison, neither Gandhi nor Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated the use of violence to achieve their political goals.
postulation I read the article and agree that to a certain extent a photo can be taken out of context, but honestly I hold the highest office to a different standard than the average Joe that's "dancing in the stadium" professional photographs are fine however, a selfie?!! Really?
If I wasn't afraid to to be killed by the Political Correct Crap People I could think of about 10 stereo type funny ass things to say
postulation, who cares what Michelle is doing? It's Barack's (and the other two's) behavior that is reprehensible. Imagine going to a funeral - anybody's funeral - and acting like that. Now imagine it's the funeral of a worldwide icon. Now imagine YOU are a worldwide icon at that same funeral - and you know there are photographers there who will be snapping pictures of everything you do. Would you even fathom acting like this? It's not only a lack of respect to Nelson Mandela, it's a lack of good judgment on their part to be so childish. Hell, I think Michelle is probably pissed at them for being so playful on such an occassion.
I'm no fan of the President, but I think the situation would be different if Mandela had died at 55, struck down suddenly and without warning. I don't believe the funeral of a man who lived a long and full life and died of natural causes at age 95 warrants the same type of somber mourning.
There's a looooong distance between "somber mourning" and that. Somehow I think the President of the United States should muster something a little more toward the midpoint.
Stay classy San Diego!Ron Burgandy
I wonder to what depths the conduct of future leaders will have degenerated by the time of Obama's funeral in 20 or 30 years. Will the future president take nude selfies of him/her self at Obama's funeral? Or will it not matter because the Chinese will be running everything by then? Without an economy or a currency, will it even be possible to have a state funeral extravaganza like this in the year 2040? Have your fun now Obama. If you succeed at destroying the country, no one will be able to celebrate your memory by the time of your own passing. Future generations will not even know who you were. Anyone care to guess the names of the final few Roman emporers? . . . . .