stay classy, barack

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    either he or his handlers are real fucking assholes for doing this, imo.


    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Afghanistan despite the Pentagon's claim that any public depiction of the scene would violate the wishes of bereaved families.
    News media coverage of the ceremony had been banned by the Pentagon over the objections of several news organizations.
    Pentagon officials had said that because 19 of 30 of the American families of the dead had objected to media coverage of the remains coming off a plane at Dover Air Force Base, no images could be taken. In addition, the Pentagon rejected media requests to take photos that showed officials at the ceremony but did not depict caskets.
    President Barack Obama attended the ceremony, called a "dignified transfer," for those killed in the worst single loss of the nearly 10-year war. An official White House photo of a saluting Obama was distributed to news media and published widely. It also was posted on the White House website as the "Photo of the Day." It showed Obama and other officials in silhouette and did not depict caskets.

    White House photo sparks protest - Yahoo! News
     
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    Whoever approved this is a real asshole, no doubt about it.
     
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    But whatcha gonna do...? :dunno:
     
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    So why the fuss? It seems clear to me that the main reason the Pentagon was objecting was 1), the rule about taking pictures of unidentified remains and 2) they didn't trust the media to only "take photos that showed officials at the ceremony but did not depict caskets." I'm good with that since I don't trust them to follow the rules either.

     
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    The White House photo:

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    Thank you to all that have will or are serving.
     
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    The word Crass came into english due to the actions of Marcus Lincus Crassus, a politician at the end of the Roman Republic noted for his boorish manner and his insatiable greed. He is notorios for gaining a monopoly on the Roman firefighting companies. If your house was on fire and you had not previously bought insurance from him, his agents would only put out the fire if you sold him the property first. You were responsible to the neighbors if their property caught fire. He was part of the first Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey. He was the general responsible for putting down the Spartican revolt.
    He was killed when he went off on his own war against the Parthians without Senate approval. He marched his legions into Parthia, and none of them marched out.

    Such was his greed that his name became a byword and part of the vocabulary of Latin, and from there into English, much in the way of Senator Mandible.

    However, it is time that Marcus Lincus pass from the language and be replaced by his formost student. soon Obama's name will replace Crassus in the vocabulary of gross behavior.
     
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    Looks like he's waving. Inappropriate.
     

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