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(Politico)   Obama flies to Asia, meets with democratic leader. People cheer, Activists jeer. Burma saved   (politico.com) divider line 35
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2012-11-19 09:38:35 AM
Wasn't the last Rambo movie accurately set in Myanmar?
 
2012-11-19 10:03:35 AM
This trip costs American Tax payers 9 trillion dollars.
 
2012-11-19 10:05:03 AM

I_C_Weener: Wasn't the last Rambo movie accurately set in Myanmar?


No it was in Burma.
 
2012-11-19 10:06:09 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: I_C_Weener: Wasn't the last Rambo movie accurately set in Myanmar?

No it was in Burma.


that's nobody's business but the Turks
 
2012-11-19 10:10:05 AM

FarkedOver: This trip costs American Tax payers 9 trillion dollars.


A day.
 
2012-11-19 10:11:07 AM
TIL activists aren't people.

I also learned that cautious optimism is "jeering".
 
2012-11-19 10:11:45 AM
In his remarks at Suu Kyi's home, Obama referred to Burma's largest city and former capital as "Yangon," insted of calling it by its traditional name, "Rangoon." Meeting earlier with Burma's president, Obama also called the country, "Myanmar," instead of the traditional Burma. Both of the linguistic gestures seemed intended as an olive branch to military leaders who changed the names in 1989 but have moved to institute democratic reforms in recent months.

I love this.
 
2012-11-19 10:12:41 AM
Did he drop the rest of his cluster bombs on some farmers on the way out?
 
2012-11-19 10:15:04 AM
Burma Shaved?
 
2012-11-19 10:19:01 AM

CapeFearCadaver: In his remarks at Suu Kyi's home, Obama referred to Burma's largest city and former capital as "Yangon," insted of calling it by its traditional name, "Rangoon." Meeting earlier with Burma's president, Obama also called the country, "Myanmar," instead of the traditional Burma. Both of the linguistic gestures seemed intended as an olive branch to military leaders who changed the names in 1989 but have moved to institute democratic reforms in recent months.

I love this.


Hey, using elitist things like 'maps' is something only socialistas do.
 
2012-11-19 10:19:11 AM
Suu Kyi Suu Kyi Five Dollar?
 
2012-11-19 10:29:20 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: I_C_Weener: Wasn't the last Rambo movie accurately set in Myanmar?

No it was in Burma.


content.internetvideoarchive.com

Buhmas a wuhzone.
 
2012-11-19 10:36:07 AM

dehehn: Bareefer Obonghit: I_C_Weener: Wasn't the last Rambo movie accurately set in Myanmar?

No it was in Burma.

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Buhmas a wuhzone.



Go home.  I'm the boatman now.
 
2012-11-19 10:42:55 AM

CapeFearCadaver: In his remarks at Suu Kyi's home, Obama referred to Burma's largest city and former capital as "Yangon," insted of calling it by its traditional name, "Rangoon." Meeting earlier with Burma's president, Obama also called the country, "Myanmar," instead of the traditional Burma. Both of the linguistic gestures seemed intended as an olive branch to military leaders who changed the names in 1989 but have moved to institute democratic reforms in recent months.

I love this.


I wonder what he meant by this.

Despite Obama's obvious reverence for the Burmese activist who like him is a recipient of the nobel peace prize, he repeatedly mispronounced her name as he sung her praises as the pair spoke to reporters gathered on her lawn.
 
2012-11-19 10:43:32 AM
Mighty fine headline
 
2012-11-19 10:48:20 AM
I just admire the mural they put up:
pbs.twimg.com 
And by "admire" I mean "It will haunt my dreams."
 
2012-11-19 10:55:26 AM
digboston.com
 
2012-11-19 11:31:12 AM
More proof of President Obama's foreign policy genius. I can't remember a President turning foreign policy to the USA's (and the worlds) favor as fast and as well as Obama.
 
2012-11-19 12:07:19 PM

Aldon: More proof of President Obama's foreign policy genius. I can't remember a President turning foreign policy to the USA's (and the worlds) favor as fast and as well as Obama.


Apology Tour!
 
2012-11-19 12:19:12 PM
So is the US setting up a drone base there or something?
 
2012-11-19 12:19:57 PM
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"You most likely know it as Myanmar, but it will always be Burma to me."
 
2012-11-19 12:36:39 PM

Cletus C.: CapeFearCadaver: In his remarks at Suu Kyi's home, Obama referred to Burma's largest city and former capital as "Yangon," insted of calling it by its traditional name, "Rangoon." Meeting earlier with Burma's president, Obama also called the country, "Myanmar," instead of the traditional Burma. Both of the linguistic gestures seemed intended as an olive branch to military leaders who changed the names in 1989 but have moved to institute democratic reforms in recent months.

I love this.

I wonder what he meant by this.

Despite Obama's obvious reverence for the Burmese activist who like him is a recipient of the nobel peace prize, he repeatedly mispronounced her name as he sung her praises as the pair spoke to reporters gathered on her lawn.


I'm guessing he pronounced her name as "Soo Shee" or "Soo Key" instead of the proper Burmese, which I can't even attempt to write phonetically.

This is the same guy who got made fun of because he pronounces Pakistan as "pock-ee-stahn" instead of "pack-ih-stan"- because that's how those people pronounce the name of their country.
 
2012-11-19 12:49:53 PM
Will he be addressing the issue of Rohingya People?

His buddy suii-chi (sp) refuses to even address it.
 
2012-11-19 01:06:41 PM

mayIFark: Will he be addressing the issue of Rohingya People?

His buddy suii-chi (sp) refuses to even address it.


These trips are little more than glorified vacations abroad to recharge the batteries and do a little site seeing, with just enough "state business" thrown in to make it an official diplomatic trip, following a long and grueling campaign before coming back to the states for the official holiday ceremonies. Clinton went to Australia/Phillipines/Thailand during the same week in 1996. Went to Vietnam in this week in 2000. Bush went to South America this week in 2004. So, no, doubt he'll touch on much politically charged. Still, I'm glad he's taken a trip to Burma/Myanmar. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and I think Cuba has shown that isolationism alone doesn't solve a problem.
 
2012-11-19 01:11:49 PM
I see what you were going for, subby. Now hit the gym 'fore you get chubby.
 
2012-11-19 01:42:07 PM
"Why did you say Burma?"
 
2012-11-19 02:06:47 PM
I understand that the President was involved in convincing the Myanmar regime to avoid a bloody confrontation and open up the democratic process, but shouldn't we really be giving credit where credit is due?

This was a big triumph for the George W. Bush Freedom Agenda and probably the direct result of his actions and the threat of the Bush Doctrine. Someone really needs to give the GOP an attaboy for this.
 
2012-11-19 02:24:19 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: "Why did you say Burma?"


I panicked.
 
2012-11-19 02:26:44 PM

mayIFark: Will he be addressing the issue of Rohingya People?

His buddy suii-chi (sp) refuses to even address it.


he did
 
2012-11-19 03:16:12 PM

The Bestest: mayIFark: Will he be addressing the issue of Rohingya People?

His buddy suii-chi (sp) refuses to even address it.

he did


Good. Just reaffirms my belief that I rooted for the right guy.
 
2012-11-19 03:24:32 PM
After solving all of America's problems, Obama moves on to help Burma with theirs.

Social Security is fixed! Medicare fixed. No worries!
 
2012-11-19 04:02:27 PM

Pick: After solving all of America's problems, Obama moves on to help Burma with theirs.

Social Security is fixed! Medicare fixed. No worries!


Are you a 12 year old or just have the intellect of one?
 
2012-11-19 04:09:15 PM
It's a rarity for me to comment on the quality of a headline but that is a mighty fine one right there subby. HOTY candidate in my opinion.
 
2012-11-19 07:03:17 PM
I see what you did there, subby, and so does this guy: Link
 
2012-11-20 05:05:07 AM
Fine header! I wonder how many farkers are old enough to have "gotten the joke".
 
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