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Old 02-25-2013, 05:38 PM  
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The First Lady is presenting awards for movies and offending idiots

The American Idol and his wife understand what placed Barry in office to begin with and continue doing the only thing they are really good for. In the process they offended Iran

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...ars-dress-iran



Iran's semi-official Fars news agency Photoshopped pictures of Michelle Obama at the Oscars to conform to Iranian restrictions on images of the female body in the media.

Fars, which is affiliated to the Islamic republic's elite Revolutionary Guards, redesigned the US first lady's dress so that it covered her chest and shoulders in a picture showing her announcing that Argo had won best picture, via a video link from the White House.

Rules dictate that Iranian women shown on Iran's state television should have a hijab that covers their hair, arms and legs. The length of the censor's ruler varies for foreigners. A foreign woman travelling inside the Islamic republic should comply with the same restriction on Iranian women, but those shown on TV, such as dignitaries or actors, are tolerated without the hijab, up to a point.

Men enjoy relatively more freedom, but only sportsmen are allowed to be shown with bare legs on TV.

When Iranian media are obliged to use a picture that contravenes these rules, it is not unusual for Photoshop to come to their rescue. Many foreign dignitaries and celebrities have fallen victim to the Islamic republic's censorship regime, including the EU's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton.

When showing foreign films, state TV censors can go as far as editing the film frame by frame in order to cover up actors or delete them from a scene.

Fars was also infuriated by the Academy's decision to honour Argo, which it described as an "anti-Iranian" film produced by the "Zionist" company Warner Bros – an objection echoed by many other state agencies.

A large number of Iranians – even those not necessarily sympathetic to Ahmadinejad's regime – have taken to social networking websites to show discontent with Argo's win, which they believe stereotypes Iranians in a negative way without drawing a distinction between ordinary citizens and the revolutionaries behind the US hostage crisis.

In January, officials in Tehran said they were intending to retaliate to Argo by making their own film about the hostage crisis, to be called The General Staff, which is promised to be an "appropriate response" to Ben Affleck's "ahistorical" thriller.

Last year, Asghar Farhadi's film A Separation became the first Iranian film to win an Oscar – for best foreign language film – prompting national celebrations.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:29 PM   #46
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #47
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Bottom line this is the most petty, stupidest thing to be upset over.
It may be to you and you're entitled to that. For me I feel differently. I am sick of Hollywood being so enamored with government politicians. They villainize business most of the time too. Look at the Lincoln nominations. A movie full of lies and propaganda since Lincoln was pro-slavery as the first 13th Amendment was the one he supported which was pro-slavery.

I am also tired of the media in general fawning over the Obamas never asking them tough questions like they would a Republican. It's a cumulative point.

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Who gives a flying **** who presents what at a stupid award show?????
Plenty apparently.

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Honestly, the are too many other things to get upset about in life. Really. Honestly. Move on.
Upset no. Thinking it inappropriate. Yes. You don't tell me what to think, care about or to move on.
Why are you so UPSET about someone's opinion? It's just speech. Sounds like censorship.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #48
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For the first time in my life I am proud of Michelle Obama.
Well, I thought she did look great. Loved her gown.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #49
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He also the actual President at the time. Of course, I dont give a shit who present what when and why. It's a stupid award show.
Ok. Keep being upset about something so ridiculous, that in itself, its ridiculous. Life must suck for you.
I'd hate to live life being upset all the time. But, hey, it works for you...I guess.
Again, upset is the wrong word. I thought it was tacky, inappropriate and commented on it. On the other hand, you're the one who is surmising someone's emotional state from written text and "upset" over an opinion. Pot calling the kettle black here.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #50
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Well that's pointless.
That's where I draw the dogdang line. When someone points out the pointlessness of my thread and THEN someone points out the pointlessness of me pointing out someone pointing out the pointlessness of my thread well then that is just too dang much pointing and pointlessness for me
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #51
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But...but...we hurt feelings in Iran Also I do not appreciate you pointing out the pointlessness of my thread damn it
No, I'm amused we pissed off the Iranians. Probably the biggest attack on their regime by the Obama administration to date.

Imagine if the winner would have been Zero Dark Thirty. I'll bet Michele announcing it never would have happened.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #52
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That's where I draw the dogdang line. When someone points out the pointlessness of my thread and THEN someone points out the pointlessness of me pointing out someone pointing out the pointlessness of my thread well then that is just too dang much pointing and pointlessness for me

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Ok sorry I blew up...you do have a point~
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Loved what John Hayward at Human Events said:

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If the Academy had to drag a politician into the Oscar telecast, why didn’t they invite Jimmy Carter to give the award to “Argo?”
Now, that would have been GREAT entertainment!

Another good one.

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And why didn’t Best Picture go to “The Hunger Games?” We’re pretty much living it right now.

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Clearly, Hollywood wants to sell movies to just half of America by infuriating the right during economic bad times.

http://www.humanevents.com/2013/02/2...hanger-feb-25/
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I wanna hear what Frankie has to say about all of this, then I will decide what and if to feel anything about this...
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Look at the Lincoln nominations. A movie full of lies and propaganda since Lincoln was pro-slavery as the first 13th Amendment was the one he supported which was pro-slavery.
You're trying to talk crazy, but your craziness is preventing your full-crazy from shining through.
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I could see why Reagan might be involved at some time.
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I could see why Reagan might be involved at some time.
What about Nancy Reagan? That would so piss me off.
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Clearly, Hollywood wants to sell movies to just half of America by infuriating the right during economic bad times.

http://www.humanevents.com/2013/02/2...hanger-feb-25/
Only in your little hate bubble does the First Lady's presentation at an award's ceremony infuriate half of America. Most Americans recognize that there's no such thing as the Separation of Movie and State and that we don't have to breath fire whenever we see a political figure on TV.
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That line about Carter presenting Argo is freaking gold!
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