USPS Left Hand Salute FAIL

Who does she think she is… Obama?

I do like how USPS has awesome rates on shipping to FPOs and APOs though.

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Frank October 30, 2011 at 12:26 am

“Who does she think she is… Obama?”

+1,000,000

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Seth October 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

Either some idiot photographer thought her arm was blocking the stars or the photo editor came to the same conclusion and mirrored her in. Either way they’re idiots.

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Dillankid October 31, 2011 at 08:19 am

Probably the most likely argument.

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Theblackknight October 30, 2011 at 12:39 am

thats not a salute, the lights where in her eyes,right? right?

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DaveP. October 30, 2011 at 12:41 am

At least she- and Barry- salute better than John “I’m the next JFK!” Kerry. Now THERE’s a trainwreck.

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Ernest Young October 30, 2011 at 01:19 am

Out of curiosity, why is it considered sooo bad to salute left handed (especially if a person IS left handed)

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Frank October 30, 2011 at 01:27 am

Left handed people are evil, that’s why.

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BJ October 31, 2011 at 03:52 pm

We are too!

Wait…what?

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Jeff Stevens October 30, 2011 at 01:24 am

All the research I can find says Obama did not salute left handed. The most common was a photoahopped photo.

When I see a kid salute wrong I usually see it as cute.

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Jim November 1, 2011 at 07:06 am

I was thinking the same thing, kids tend to do things incorrectly and it can be cute. I’d say the little girl is 4-6, so it’s alright. Old enough to be in girl scouts, then we’ll have to talk.

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Bob October 30, 2011 at 01:55 am

At least they have the flag hanging in the right direction.

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Mark October 30, 2011 at 06:29 am

He probably used a left handed salute because of balance and composition. While incorrect, it creates a better photo in terms of use of space and proportion of the foreground to background. Unfortunately, photographers and art directors love taking license with reality for the sake of “looking good” despite those of us who know better.

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Cameron October 30, 2011 at 08:57 am

Balance and composition you say?

Zoom the picture out, have the girl stand underneath an American flag set on a blank background. Have her do a proper, right hand salute.

Mission accomplished.

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terrible swift sword October 30, 2011 at 07:30 am

It is also endearing , sweet and naive.
She is just a little girl , cut her the slack we call “childhood”

0123

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Linoge October 30, 2011 at 09:09 am

That last bit was sarcasm, right?

It was massively annoying to be on deployment and only be able to ship things to yourself by way of USPS…

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ENDO-Mike October 30, 2011 at 03:13 pm

Honestly I’ve never tried through Fedex or UPS, but the rates to FOBs across the world that I’ve shipped to have been basically the same price as the continental USA. Seems to take less than 2 weeks too, which I think is pretty good for that rate.

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kevin October 30, 2011 at 03:35 pm

I thought Noobama’s salute was to grab his crotch.

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HMPlatinum October 30, 2011 at 08:57 pm

I’m pretty sure the target audience for this (service members and their families) have seen, more than once, a child make just such a salute. Having the photo this way could very well have been intentional for just that reason. Tug the heart-strings…

And it could be some schlub at an agency who thinks his doorman is in the military because of the gold braid.

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Punish3r October 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Ive had LT’s salute me with there left hand before so when a 8 year old girl does it im not as effected lol

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Priest November 1, 2011 at 04:37 am

“little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse.”

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CDBingham November 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

The reason the USPS has good rates for shipping to APO and FPO is because they dump the mail on the Military to take care of. This has been going on since the 80’s. I am not saying this is good or bad just a fact. I don’t know if the military gets a cut of the postage for operational expenses but if I had to guess it would be no. http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/

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fun2try2 February 4, 2012 at 06:17 pm

nice photo shop job..by a true patriot who respects the presidency and his country..
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/photos/lefthand.asp

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John March 26, 2012 at 02:33 am

Bet none of you know that in the Army you salute with your left hand while you’re carrying a guidon. Maybe this girl had a package in her right hand…

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ENDO-Mike April 5, 2012 at 02:03 am

I did not know that! Excellent point John.

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