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  1. basso

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    this is pathetic.

    [rquoter]Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    PTI / Friday, October 22, 2010 17:38 IST
    A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight.

    As per the tentative programme being worked out, the address by Obama, who once said that "America has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi", would not be for more than 20 minutes.

    The president's programme in Parliament House complex itself will be less than an hour affair, Parliament sources said today. It is scheduled to start at 5pm.

    The programme will feature a welcome speech by vice president Hamid Ansari and a vote of thanks by Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar. The US president would also sign the Golden Book, the visitors’ diary of Parliament.

    While US first lady Michelle Obama would be accompanying her husband, there was no confirmation whether secretary of state Hillary Clinton would be part of Obama's entourage, Parliament sources said.

    Besides the visiting dignitary, those who would be on the dais in the historic Central Hall along with Obama, the vice president and the speaker would be prime minister Manmohan Singh. Michelle will be given a special seat in the front row.

    Obama will take the help of a teleprompter to deliver his address to the 780-odd members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, sources said.

    Parliament authorities said this will be the first time that such a facility will be arranged in the Central Hall.

    Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual--not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.

    Teleprompters are textbook-sized panes of glass holding the prepared remarks of the speaker and which rests on top of a tall, narrow pole and flank his podium during speeches.

    The authorities are also leaving no stone unturned to give a red carpet welcome to Obama.

    Parliament House is being given a make over for the upcoming visit of the US president. Right from the circular facade of the eight-decade-old structure to paintings in the corridors and magnificent Central Hall, Parliament is being refurbished.

    Hectic preparations are on in Parliament and the Central Hall has been shut for a fortnight for renovation, which includes polishing, painting and carpeting.

    On security concerns during the ceremony, the Lok Sabha security wing is holding review meetings with the external affairs ministry and other agencies.

    It was in the historic Central Hall that the British handed over power to India in 1947. It was also the platform for addresses by several leaders, including former US president Bill Clinton who visited India in 2000.

    URL of the article: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/repor...t-in-parliament-when-obama-speaks_1456549-all[/rquoter]

    this, on the otherhand, is Hilarious.

    Bush had to dodge shoes- Obama is worried about coconuts?

    Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip

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  2. mc mark

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    I don't think President Obama is the one who's pathetic.
     
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  3. da Whopper

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    Why all the hate on the TOTUS? Surely you must agree that the TOTUS has "compelling personal story."
     
  4. Ubiquitin

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    What is TOTUS.
     
  5. Steve_Francis_rules

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    It's the brilliant way the right makes fun of Obama. Instead of POTUS (President of the United States), they place a T at the beginning because Obama is the first and only politician in the history of the world to use a teleprompter.
     
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  6. basso

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    there is no POTUS without TOTUS.
     
  7. thadeus

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    look, it's a basso thread!
     
  8. BetterThanI

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    I posted in it!
     
  9. Lil Pun

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    Where in the article did it say Obama is worried about coconuts? It appears Indian officials are the ones who decided they needed to go.

    You know basso, I believe there are two sides to every story and I honestly try to give you and bigtexxx and the like the same respect as mc mark, FranchiseBlade and the like. But both sides just make it too hard to do really. You both want to sit here and play name games with the other or the other's choice of politician while ignoring real world issues and denying the fact that the other side has some good ideas too.

    It isn't Obama or Democrats or Bush and Republicans who are destroying this country, it is this ridiculous partisan divide and both parties that choose to get jack $h!+ done for the country and its people because all of them are sitting blaming each other, playing name games and trying to get elected/reelected to pass only THEIR agendas instead of trying to work together and compromise on the REAL issues.
     
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  10. Landlord Landry

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    you complain a lot. ;)

    I repped your post even though you ripped me for saying pretty much the same thing.
     
  11. Lil Pun

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    Where at? :confused:
     
  12. BigBenito

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    LL just admitted to having a 2nd account? :grin:


    Good previous post!
     
  13. mc mark

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    Let us know when republicans come up with those "good" ideas.

    ;)
     
  14. Landlord Landry

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    fox news, amirite? ;)
     
  15. insane man

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    was bush using all his political capital to privatize social security in 05 not a good idea???? i think boner should focus on that.
     
  16. Landlord Landry

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    I'm actually mc mark and just argue with and make fun of myself in here.
     
  17. basso

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    My other account is Batman Jones.
     
  18. mc mark

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    I know Batman Jones and you sir are no Batman Jones.

    :grin:
     
  19. babyicedog

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    What a stupid thing to criticize someone over- hmm, what's next, removing a podium for someone giving a speech? Boy, I've defended you before, but you really make yourself look like an idiot sometimes.
     
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  20. bigtexxx

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    Obama just said that he's got to get back to energizing people and persuading people like he did on the campaign trail. Hence, we have the travelling TOTUS accompanying him to India. Awesome. What we have elected here, people, is a great speech reader. That's it. Pitiful. :rolleyes:
     

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