President Barack Obama, holding a football, offers a fist-bump to senior staff member Pete Rouse, during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, April 8, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Line Comeau 6y

    WBBDDJ You need to read more and educate yourself to those cultures that uses it, this fist bump has more meaning than "being buddy buddy".... it cannot mean more Respect and Pride than that, trust me, maybe thats how some of us white folks see it, but it certainly not what it means to black ppl. Glad I've got to know it's real meaning and I don't need to be of african descent to know what it means/represent and I really do feel what ppl of african descent feel when they use it. Dignity and Pride! so he would not have done so, if respect wasn't to be given.

  • Line Comeau 6y

    as per WBBDDJ " You're a collectivist drone. Pointless." -- (((((since he blocked me right after, and i wasn't able to ever respond to him in PM, so here it goes))))) and you're too chicken to come on here, have to hide behind private messaging... parasites brown nosers like you that ruins it for the rest of us. everyone here is entitled to their own opinions. i don't agree with yours, so get over your"big ego"self.
  • Oly Oyster 6y

    This is exactly your problem. You need the group for absolution. That's the whole existence of a collectivist and the handicap of your mindset. You can't address the issue you have with an individual without the support of your onlookers. Such is the life of a drone. You know this is true, but won't admit it to yourself.
  • Line Comeau 6y

    i don't need to hide, no. at least i can admit that, one thing you'll never admit. i dont need support from no body, but I sure don't need to hide from NO ONE. that's the problem with hypocrites & parasites like you, you always want to sneak things and hide, backstab ppl in their backs, and make sure to have the last word and shut ppl up to ensure there's no response. How could I kept things in Private, you BLOCKED me before i could even freggin answer in private, you made your bed... mmm how can we say, INJUSTICE? (my only way to respond to you, was to post it on here, so there, doesn't take 2 brain cells to fig that out) you brought this upon yourself, by first posting on here, if you can't take the heat, then don't post. And i know, i deal with ppl like you all the time... and that's what brings the rest of any groups down, weather is at work, or public forums, parasites are everywhere... it's about time someone speak up against you-that's called having a spine, which you clearly lack of.
  • Oly Oyster 6y

    Well there you go. Your concern is more for the group than an individual opinion, which you seem to indicate you support. But since my opinion is in contrast to yours, there's friction you can't decisively deal with. There's nothing hypocritical or parasitic about an individual stating firmly what he believes. With you it's always going to be about the group, again shifting toward the group only when a differing opinion arises. The rest of the time, I suspect you couldn't care less about the group. If you did, you would see the value of stating your differences with an individual in a private forum; sparing the group, unless it's their support you desire.
  • Line Comeau 6y

    What dont you get, I couldn't PM you cos you blocked me. I responded on here. your the one who can't deal with the contrast opinion here, you msg me first, remember? like homer would say: DOH!!!!!!!
  • Oly Oyster 6y

    Nice try.
  • Line Comeau 6y

    Yup, I tried. (to PM you and keep it private that is)
  • edouardunique 6y

    President preval (se kleren li kore,Obama kore moun eske nou we diferans lan ayisyen)non m se E.D.J.D.J(Haiti)
  • ZiKiarts 6y

    Is he holding a football ?
  • Line Comeau 6y

    ya there's a football on his left hand
  • Michelle 6y

    I'm so glad he's my President.
  • ZiKiarts 6y

    Thanks Browning. Yes, American football :-)
  • K Dee 6y

    that's so awesome!!!
  • Flávia Durante 6y

    Punho dos brother do obama
    se vc nÃO passar isso pra 5 brother
    vc nÃO É Brother!
  • Stuart Haury 6y

    with our powers combined...
  • Luke Krzysztofiak 6y

  • cicerobold 6y

    This idea of "respect" not being given is silly. We are not a street gang. Biden is not going to shank him if he shows weakness. This president "does nuance" unlike the last one. Barry did not need to be told the difference between Sunni, Shia, Kurd, Urdu or Pashtun. G.W. Bush is Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover to the tenth power and the "Democrat Socialist Party " will be using his name to win elections for the next 30 years.
  • Annafantasia 6y

    Biden is not going to shank him! LOL!

    It's so stupid the way we make these blanket statements about the opposing political party. Look, not everybody is going to like the freaking president. Some of us have been miserable for the past eight years, let us have some happy time will ya?

    ... And yes. This photo gives me happy time. : )
  • Mason Gray 6y

    So lemme get this straight. . . a senior advisor's meeting where some of the more important "presedential stuff" is discussed and it's a football with one hand and a bump with the other? so is this a meeting or a frat party? Everyone can say what they want, but I am expecting more in a time of economic & military crisis. It's just one of my silly little quirks, i know.
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