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How Cute ... (update)
Posted by: McQ on Friday, June 20, 2008

Obama's playing president using his new seal:

Update: Illegal?

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Vero Possumus
Latin for "Yes, we’ll curl up and play dead when faced with international terror!"
Written By: JWG
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Considering his views on military force, and his love of new taxes, he needs to take the arrows out of the eagles talon and replace them with a dollar symbol.
Written By: SFC SKI
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Is he seriously using a blue eagle for his seal?
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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Yeah, RG, he is, but don’t worry about it. The Ickes of the day works for the opposition.

Nothing to see here. Move along quietly.
Written By: Billy Beck
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Some history on the blue eagle:
An eagle that didn’t take off

Written By: JWG
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Great link, JWG.

It just seems so ... overt.
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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United States Code (USC), 18 USC 713.




Sec. 713. Use of likenesses of the great seal of the United States, the
seals of the President and Vice President, the seal of the United States
Senate, the seal of the United States House of Representatives, and the
seal of the United States Congress

(a) Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the
great seal of the United States, or of the seals of the President or the
Vice President of the United States, or the seal of the United States
Senate, or the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or
the seal of the United States Congress, or any facsimile thereof, in, or
in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet,
or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or
other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, for the
purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a
false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the
United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months,
or both.

Ex. Ord. No. 11649. Regulations Governing Seals of President and Vice
President of United States

Ex. Ord. No. 11649, Feb. 16, 1972, 37 F.R. 3625, as amended by Ex. Ord. No.
11916, May 28, 1976, 41 F.R. 22031, provided:

By virtue to the authority vested in me by section 713(b) of title 18,
United States Code, I hereby prescribe the following regulations governing
the use of the Seals of the President and the Vice President of the United

(g) Such other uses for exceptional historical, educational, or newsworthy
purposes as may be authorized in writing by the Counsel to the President.
Written By: Vince P
It just seems so ... overt.
I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be. He’s using a blue eagle on his smears website as well.
Written By: JWG
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If he’s using a Blue Falcon for his symbol, where’s Dynomutt?
Written By: shark
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Thanks for the history, JWG! Here’s a picture of the old bird. And Dynomutt, of course.
Written By: Linda Morgan
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I thought "Vero Possumus" meant: "Possum!! It’s what’s for dinner."
Written By: JorgXMcKie
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Oddly, when I first saw this Obama-seal, the first thing I thought of was that the shade of blue that was used seemed to make it fit so well into the 1984 Apple Macintosh commercial.
Written By: Neo
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It looks like the Obama crew has pulled the plug and thrown the seal under the bus. It’s really getting crowded under there.

I wonder if asked whether his comment will be "It wasn’t the seal I once knew."
Written By: SShiell
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