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The Fist Bump: might all these people be terrorists?

Updated on June 22, 2008
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With all the controversy pushed by Fox News and others about the fist bump that Barack Obama and his wife Michelle shared on stage, I thought I would point out that a lot of people have used this "terrorist jab."

Does that mean that the United States has been taken over by terrorists? Should we shield our children from these dangerous people? Oh my, what are we to do?

There is far too much fist jamming going on in sports, politics, entertainment, and even in the military! Where is the online petition? Why are these people still allowed to appear in public? Why are they not all in Gitmo? Inquiring minds want to know!

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This man does a lot of fist bumping and he is Canadian
This man does a lot of fist bumping and he is Canadian


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  • Cagsil profile image

    Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

    What will the world do? Oh no, the world is going to be lost and chaos will begin to ensue for sure. LOL! LOL!

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    rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

    lol, I haven't seen this one! oh, what the people choose to believe, it's really comical. I just saw this on your Twitter post. I had to come and take a look. Funny!

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    Army Infantry Mom 8 years ago

    I never listen to anything that comes from FOX. If they reported the sky was blue,..I'd have to go look,..LOL. I enjoyed your hub !!! (Bump)

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    MindField 8 years ago from Portland, Oregon

    I worked in a law firm a few years back and one of the younger lawyers was constantly putting his fist toward me. I had absolutely no idea what it meant or what I was expected to do. Even after he explained my part in the business, it took me weeks to remember my response to this unorthodox greeting.

    Must say that I like DJ Funktual's comment (above) about germs. Now *that* carries some weight with me and suddenly makes 'fist bumping' seem like a genuinely good idea!

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    Pete Maida 8 years ago

    That was a silly issue and it made the people that brought it up look like idiots. That's good because they were idiots.

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    DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

    The fist bump or "punching it in" as we call it is just a quicker cooler alternative to shaking hands. Less germs on the back of your knuckles I guess.

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    marisuewrites 9 years ago from USA

    remember that song, Do the Locomotive?" LOL I loved this hub, don't we get caught up in the silliest worries. I thot the fist bump was kinda cute. You could tell by the looks on their faces it was a moment between them. Geeze, Louise, come on -- the media pumped this one up...are they that badly in need of news? this was snooze news, eh?

    thanks for the alarming as our ridiculous fears can be...

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    tranndee 9 years ago

    Everybody do the bump! Excellent hub!

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    crashcromwell 9 years ago from Florida

    Yes Mr. Torpey you are correct. Fox News is merely a PR outlet for the ultra right wing.

    And you know what they say about Canadians? We'd better watch out! Canada is closer to the US than Brooklyn is to Manhattan!

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    Ralph Deeds 9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

    And most of the Fox commentators are morons.

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    William F Torpey 9 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

    Fist pump? Oh, my! What is this world coming to? By the way, isn't "Fox News" an oxymoron?

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    talented_ink 9 years ago from USA

    I wrote an article about this on another website a few weeks ago, when it was just the media making a big deal about a common thing, but I had no idea it had gotten this huge. I thought it was ridiculous how many credible news sources reported on this and this quote "Not only does the intimate gesture between Michelle and Barack Obama, exchanged on Tuesday night in front of thousands of fans, indicate that they are sort of hip; it also tells us that they love each other and probably still have sex." was the dumbest thing I read on the subject and it came from New York magazine. It wasn't an intimate gesture, but just something black people do which is only unusual because some people aren't used to seeing it.

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    Ann Martin 9 years ago

    i didnt even know what a "bump" was before. i guess now i do!

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    Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Good hub Susan. I like the new you pic too. regards Zsuzsy

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    pjdscott 9 years ago from Durham, UK

    I hear that the US military will be phasing out the salute, to be replaced by the fist jam. Soldiers are in danger of getting arthritus and being unable to fire their weapons...

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    Dave McClure 9 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

    I'd missed the story, but no surprise to hear it was led by the dreaded Fox TV, who are to journalism as Mugabe is to Statesmanship. Nice picture set.

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    donnaleemason 9 years ago from North Dakota, USA


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    SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

    Another example of things being taken too far. Hopefully this hub will help some web traffic learn otherwise. Very entertaining pictures!

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    Marian Swift 9 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

    Ohhh, yeah. Almost as scary as The Case of The Missing Flag Lapel Pin!

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    People can definitely take things a bit too far.



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    Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick

    the bump is just a way to say hey. good hub.

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    Ricardo Nunes 9 years ago from Portugal

    LOL, may I bump you :D

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    Trsmd 9 years ago from India

    very nice page and info..