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President Obama Gives Speech Over ‘God Save the Queen,’ I LOL

You know, I think our President is a solid dude. I do. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t laugh at him when he does something uber-goofy and off-the-wall, right? Because that’s exactly what he unintentionally did on his most recent visit to the UK. He gave a SPEECH commending the Queen and what not while their national anthem was playing.

And call me an ignorant American, or just flat-out fucking ignorant, but I didn’t realize ’til today that ‘God Save the Queen‘ has the same tune as ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee.’ I’m blown away. I’m still reeling. I’m apparently quite uncultured, too. OK.

Anyway, maybe our boy Obama made the same mistake and thought that the song playing ACTUALLY WAS ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee,’ and assumed maybe they were playing it in the US’s honor. I mean, that’s what I would have thought maybe. But then again, I’m not President of the United States of America.

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  • Best bit? “To the Queen!” – nobody responds. I wish we’d had a close up of Phillip’s face.

  • After Obama’s speech the Queen probably said:
    (in haughty english accent) “…. I don’t like darkies”
    Then Prince Phillip said: “….who does?”

  • Anyone involved in foreign affairs, and perhaps any US military person knows that “America” (My country ’tis of Thee) was written to the tune of the British National Anthem (God Save the King/Queen). Who are the Presidents protocal selectees who should have prepped him on such things as not touching the queen, not raising your glass before the queen, and standing at attention and not talking while (any) National ANthem is played.

    A president should be smart enough to appoint KNOWLEDGEABLE people to appointed posts close to the White House. Head(s) should roll for allowing our President to look like such a clod.

  • He was already speaking when the music started. Why didn’t they wait until after the toast? It was the bloody British pillocks fault! The “queen” needs a boot up her arse.