To say that I am embarrassed for my country is an understatement.....This was a total fiasco, this is what happens then the peter principle is alive and well in the white house. This snub of the french will go hand in hand with the snub Obama gave the British back in his first term. I think the only people that Obama hasn't managed to offend......is his hardcore base.
Albania — Prime Minister Edi Rama
Algeria — Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
Austria — Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz
Belgium — Prime Minister Charles Michel
Benin — President Thomas Boni Yayi
Britain — Prime Minister David Cameron
Bulgaria — Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
Canada — Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney
Croatia — Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
Czech — Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
Denmark — Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Gabon — President Ali Bongo Ondimba
Georgia — Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili
Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel
Greece — Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Hungary — Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Israel — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
Italy — Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Jordan — King Abdullah II and Queen Rania
Latvia — Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma
Mali — President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Niger — President Mahamadou Issoufou
Palestine — President Mahmud Abbas
Portugal — Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Romania — President Klaus Iohannis
Russia — Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Spain — Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Switzerland — President Simonetta Sommaruga
The Netherlands — Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Tunisia — Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa
Turkey — Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
United Arab Emirates — Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan
Ukraine — President Petro Poroshenko
European Commission — President Jean-Claude Juncker
European Parliament — President Martin Schulz
European Union — President Donald Tusk
NATO — Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
I think I heard of Obama being there.....I saw a pic of the event...
Yet the leader of the free world did not deign to attend nor did he send anyone, like Biden or Flipper (who served in Viet Nam and also speaks French). Eric Holder was there for another event and didn’t show up at the protest.
So I decided to change it up to "Missing Persons" Destination Unknown....since this basically sums up the Obama White House, they are missing and their destination is unknown......
new wave band Missing Persons. It was released in 1982 on their album Spring Session M. In the US, it was a minor hit spending 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #42.
Missing Persons is an American band that plays a blend of new wave and hard rock. The band was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, and drummer Terry Bozzio. They went on to add bassist Patrick O'Hearn and keyboardist Chuck Wild.
Dale's quirky voice and heavy makeup made the band a favorite on MTV in the early 1980s. Her revealing outfits played a pivotal role in moving the culture of music videos towards that of overt sexual exhibitionism.
Dale and Terry Bozzio met while working with Frank Zappa, and they married in 1979. Cuccurullo encountered the pair while contributing to the Zappa album Joe's Garage. O'Hearn was also a former member of Zappa's touring band, and Wild had played with a variety of bands before joining.
In 1980 the band made its first record, a 4-song EP entitled Missing Persons, in Zappa's brand-new Utility Muffin Research Kitchen studios; the recording was financed by Cuccurullo's father. The band toured, promoted the EP, appeared in the movie Lunch Wagon, and became a must-see band among the Los Angeles live music crowd. "Mental Hopscotch" was a No. 1 record on local radio station KROQ-FM, and the self-promoted EP sold 7,000 copies.
Two years of hard work led up to a signing with Capitol Records in 1982. With label support, the re-released EP sold another 250,000 units, and the new full-length album Spring Session M (an anagram of "Missing Persons") went gold.
The singles "Mental Hopscotch", "Surrender Your Heart" (1984), "Destination Unknown," "Words," "Walking in L.A.," and "Windows" met with varying success, especially in the local markets of Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. The visual effects used in the music video for "Words" were unusual for the time, making it popular on the fledgling cable TV channel MTV.
Missing Persons appeared at a three-day Southern California concert known as the US Festival, Monday, May 30, 1983, along with Berlin, David Bowie, The Pretenders, U2, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, Quarterflash, Joe Walsh, Los Lobos (Side Stage Only), and Stevie Nicks.
Although the band gained new attention by heavy play on MTV and FM rock-radio with the striking music video for "Surrender Your Heart" that was designed by Peter Max, the experimental album Rhyme & Reason (1984) was not a great success, and Capitol was not happy about the direction the band was taking. The band followed up with the more conventional Color In Your Life in June 1986, but during the short-lived promotional tour, increasing tensions between Terry and Dale Bozzio led to the end of the tour, the couple's marriage, and the band.