Couple crash White House state dinner

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  1. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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  2. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    epic fail security...this is pretty serious...
     
  3. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    How is it pretty serious? Obama was never in any danger and I believe the taxpayers funded the dinner. That means we all should have been invited. The photos reminded me of Forrest Gump.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    having people not on a pre approved list get in and be in the same room as world leaders is serious

    the fact that security did not do their job is disturbing

    this is very serious
     
  5. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. Breaking in a party which has 320 elite people(and the prime minister of india :D), it is a pretty serious thing. This just shows the crap security. Even though Obama wasn't in danger still it is a security fail.

    I wonder how they got in...very brave couple
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    They actually met Obama in the receiving line.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Actually, it was a socialist handout line. Everyone who got to shake his hand got a government handout.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    They walked right in. It is a gray line. They never tried to bypass security, but they did technically trespass. But again, they were welcomed in by security. So....
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    They sound like old fashion con artists.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/200...xnews%2Fpolitics+%28FOXNews.com+-+Politics%29
     
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    Agreed, this is a huge black eye to the Secret Service.
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Wow, they probably didn't realize it's a federal crime, because they have to have made a false statement to federal officials to get in through security.

    I guess bad economy = more con artists.


    ROTL. Thanks
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This couple are real scum bags.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/28/white-house-party-crashers-looking-sell-story/
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    My god people. How can he be the leader of the free world when he can't stop a couple of Balloon-Boy Wannabes from just waltzing into the White House?
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Hah, that is a great description of these morons.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    He is not a club bouncer.

    The job description of the president of the united states probably doesn't involve in door security.
     
  17. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    The job of security is to keep dangerous people out. Did they let anyone dangerous in? No, they didn't.

    These guys are trained to watch out for people who behave suspiciously. The assumption is that any dangerous person will behave in a way that stands out, and then you check the people who stand out and catch the dangerous one. This couple just wanted to be there, the only difference between them and the other guests was that they had no invitation. Now it is embarrassing that they didn't get stopped, but it is no security breach. If an invited guest had entered with a gun, that would have been a security breach. An uninvited guest without arms or any intent to harm someone, that is no security breach.

    It happens that harmless people get through security when they shouldn't, exactly because they are harmless and their behaviour doesn't trigger any response from trained security people.
     
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    Except looking harmless and sneaking by could be done by people with nefarious intentions too. The secret service aren't mind readers, and if those people came in intending to do harm they could have. Which is scary.
     
  19. Husker macrumors newbie

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    Maybe my sarcasm meter is off, but I think the job of protecting the President of the United States against racist psychopaths with guns is very much worth my tax money...thanks for your valuable contribution though.
     
  20. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Not mind readers, but trained to observe people, check how they are behaving, and draw conclusions from their behaviour. It is a lot easier to look harmless when you are harmless. You are saying "if those people came in intending to do harm they could have". That is completely unproven. And of course there may very well have been measures to stop people wearing guns, explosives, chemicals etc. And who says people with an invitation can't be dangerous?
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The plot thickens...

    Ok, these people are just pathetic.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/30/state-dinner-crashers-snuck-black-caucus-dinner/
     
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    I'm personally sick of hearing of these two lying clowns.

    They're doing this for all the publicity, and the media is eating right out of their pot.

    They trespassed, they should be charged as such.
     
  24. flakes8 macrumors regular

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    did they hand out any taxpayer funded goodie bags ?? :D
     
  25. flakes8 macrumors regular

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    They did it for a show on Bravo which NBC owns which is in bed with OBAMA and for our next act......
     

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