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User currently offlineOvelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

He was preparing for his speech about the actual bombing start. He was joking with the tech staff, he was joking about his hair, a hair cutter was cutting lose hair. He was making funny faces, broad smiling, eye-playing and things like that.

What kind of man is this??? He was about to declare the official starting of the war. Yet he was smiling, happy and light mood.

WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS???? PEOPLE ARE DYING AND HE IS JOKING ABOUT HIS HAIR!!

PATHETIC!!

(The video was broadcasted in Greece tonight, it was taken by foreign news agencies)

Kostas

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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Um So were is this supposed video?


Or are you just making this up?



"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

People deal with stress in different ways. I'm not a fan of Bush's, but I certainly do not think he is taking this war or his responsibilities lightly. He is not a good public speaker, and he was most likely unintentionally using humor to calm his nerves.


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

What does does laughing and joking before he announces the start of the war have to do with anything to begin with? Oh I know, just another attempt to knit pick Bush.

User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Gimme a friggggggggggggggggggin break!

I think if you had any shred of credibility left Kostas, you just flushed it down the toilet!  Big thumbs up

Chris


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1781 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Any link to the video?




Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Proving once again, some people will never give up on their Bush-bashing. What a bunch of whining babies.



Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Bush-bashing? oh please, this is supposed to be funny.

Let us see! There may be a link on Kazaa or something.

Lighten up. Just because a vocal amount of people are anti-American doesn't mean that every post is.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Sometimes those videos are great...

Remember Ronald Reagan's, "We begin bombing in five minutes"

He said that before a press conference because somebody asked for a mike check.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineOvelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Skyway, what's your problem with me?

The video was broadcasted by the biggest and most respected TV channel in Greece. If you like to question their credibility, do so.
Kostas


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

People clown around in tense situations ALL THE TIME!!! That is a very common form of stress relief. Good GAWD!!!!


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Skyway, what's your problem with me?

I have no problems with you, I could really care less.....but I have a problem when a dumb statement like this is made.....

WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS???? PEOPLE ARE DYING AND HE IS JOKING ABOUT HIS HAIR!!

PATHETIC!!

Who cares if you like George Bush or not, but having a light hearted moment to ease tensions doesn't mean the guy is totally pathetic.

Give it a rest for all of our sanities.

Chris



User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

I'd much rather have a light-hearted president than one with a metal rod up his ass. People with a sense of humor do much better under pressure than those that don't have one--- I guess you're one of the latter, eh?


This Website Censors Me
User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1781 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

And people without a brain do great at reading teleprompters


Any link to this video?




Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Given the person posting it, it wasn't meant to be funny? People without a brain are also good at ignoring the content of initial posts...doesn't sound like joking to me.

Also, name one world leader who does not deliver speeches using a telepromptor or a printed text when giving a major presentation?



Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Marcus, name one president that didn't use a teleprompter when available to him.  Insane


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Hey Ovelix, how do you feel about Saddam gassing his own people? Isn't this a bigger issues than W's hair?

(Unless you're just anti-American and hence EVERYTHING Bush does is bad).




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

It's amazing how much foreigners care about our President. Go get a life, and quit worrying about US. Bush-bashing is becoming cliche.


Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Talk about over-sensitivity.

Me want the video.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

"The video was broadcasted by the biggest and most respected TV channel in Greece. If you like to question their credibility, do so."

If that is the basis of condemning President Bush and the fact you are journalist just strongly suggests to me that the Greek media is a big toilet. Makes Fox News or CNN look like BBC.


User currently offlineOvelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

N799

Thanks for the kind words. Please try not to be so polite, it may hurt you.  Smile

Greek media are always presenting ALL sides of a conflict. In the US you have the media that many of your countrymen described in http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/356460/6/

As for GWB himself, I find it outrageous that when the President of the US is about to officially declare the start of war, he seems so light-hearted. Well, what did he do when he finished his Wednesday's speech? Threw confetti?

When you are about to talk to your nation about a war, about lives that will be lost, about a conflict that was the last of the choices, how would you look like?

I don't have a link to the video. It's not an official one, it's what the camera was recording just before the announcement. Somebody sneaked it out I suppose, I don't know how.

I would never post something like this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes in a respected TV station, as I did.

Kostas

[Edited 2003-03-20 23:04:24]

[Edited 2003-03-20 23:05:14]

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Ovelix,

Yes, a portion of our media stinks. I would say the same is true for most countries, ncluding that "city on a hill": Greece- arguably the most backward country in Western Europe.

I am sure there is also a Greek TV station that is portraying this war as just and necessary to: 1. eliminate the threat of Iraq's WMD and 2. end Saddam's reign of horror. Let me know when you flip to that channel, will you please?

You are making a mountain of something lesser than a mole hill. I would say that was a difficult speech to make. It is natural for people to do things to relax and to avoid nervousness from setting in before making a speech. Some people joke around, some people pace, others may sit stone faced. It's not like he told a joke in the middle of his speech.

I guess we Americans will never reach the level of decency of Greeks.



User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

I want to see this video too!!! I believe it was once when Bush was running for the election, and he thought the microphone was off, and he said "there's (name of journalist from the New York Times), he's a major league a$$hole." Now THAT was funny!

But please, a little humour goes a long way to relieve stress in tough times. I'm sure Bush is under a lot of stress at this point, nice to see he can lighten up once in a while.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Ovelix,

Perhaps my remark was over the top but it probably was not. For a journalist, you do not even bother with the pretense of objectivity.


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Well at least they didn't catch him whacking off Big grin


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
25 Ovelix : For a journalist, you do not even bother with the pretense of objectivity I am not working here, buddy. I am not writing an article. Right here I pres
26 N79969 : Yet you expect to be taken seriously when you take a trivial detail of a person's behavior and then extrapolate that into a sign moral depravity. Sure
27 Wietse : It's amazing how much foreigners care about our President. Go get a life, and quit worrying about US. as long as he keeps his hands to the US, we dont
28 Bromma1968 : www.bushisms.com Cheers Anders Nilsson
29 Toady : Wietse, this is the President who, from the moment he was elected, has been labelled "the most isolationist US President in recent history". Us non-Am
30 Ovelix : Just to respond to the people who said I made it up: I took the following text from the Usenet. It proves that the footage was actually aired. One a s
31 Wietse : And he wasnt able to wipe that smile off his face during the speech...
32 Ovelix : N799 Yet you expect to be taken seriously when you take a trivial detail of a person's behavior... It's not just a person. It's the President of the U
33 N202PA : I have to agree with the majority of posters on this thread. If you have time to nit-pick every facial expression the President has to the Nth degree,
34 Staffan : "Also, perhaps a bit more concern for what actually matters - ie, the campaign in Iraq - is in order, instead of bashing Bush." I don't care what Bush
35 MaxPowers : Singapore_Air said: "Bush-bashing? oh please, this is supposed to be funny. Let us see! There may be a link on Kazaa or something. Lighten up. Just be
36 Singapore_Air : "How about you tell the original poster to lighten up." Seems to me he is the only person who is.
37 727LOVER : I am NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Bush fan, but THIS is absurd!!
38 Apathoid : Get over yourself Ovary. We are going to fight...and we are going to win...and in the end, we will be proven right. Sadam proved himself to be a liar
39 Alpha 1 : Good job, Kostas. Way to make a mountain out of a molehill. Everone deals with a tense situation in different ways. Some clam up, and get introspectiv
40 N79969 : Ovelix, I did not call you a liar. What I am saying though you are incredibly petty and your opinions often do not merit serious consideration or thou
41 MD-90 : Reagan had some great lines: My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins
42 MD-90 : And a personal favorite of mine I will never apologize for the United States of America, ever. I don't care what the facts are. George Bush, Chicago c
43 Post contains links TWAL1011 : http://www.ananova.com/business/story/sm_685903.html?menu=
44 Airhead711 : Embarassing?? I think it's funny as hell. We are kicking major Ass over there....wooohooo
45 Ovelix : Maybe it's my fault. It's my fault that I criticized your president in time of war. When a nation is at war it's very natural that any criticizing upo
46 Gc : This is pathetic. Bush was probably under great stress with the lives of hundreds of thousands of people under his responsibility. The staff in the of
47 Zauberfloete : Mr. Obelix, we all know the intention of your post. OK, Bush made some jokes with his hairdresser before going on speech. What is so terrible about it
48 Ovelix : Well, OK, I can understand him being happy. He was so relieved to know that the war he was planning and expecting has actually started that he couldn'
49 Post contains links Ovelix : Here is the news report of this, with the official respond. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1027-2003Mar20.html I expect N799 to take b
50 Post contains links N79969 : I did not once say that it did not happened. I had no doubt that it did from the first time you posted this thing. However, I stand by the rest of my
51 Post contains links Ovelix : N799 As I said before, I am not working here, I am not writing articles so I should had a professional objectivity. Here is an OPINION forum based (ho
52 Advancedkid : QantasAirways, In NO way is he or anyone insane who freely and rightfully comments about a strange weird behavior of a president. Bush's behavior inde
53 N79969 : Kostas, Yes, Richard Perle is compromised and an a-hole. It does not follow that Bush is a sick individual because he was joking with some person. As
54 IMissPiedmont : "What kind of man is this??? He was about to declare the official starting of the war. Yet he was smiling, happy and light mood." Stress is indeed a s
55 QantasAirways : Advancedkid, Sorry, thats what I classify insane... or maybe I should say "No life" In no way is the President disturbed. Disturbed is he who watches
56 Post contains links STT757 : The BBC apologizes, http://www.wnbc.com/news/2056990/detail.html
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