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Old 08-07-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Obama Ain't Gonna Like This

Posted by a resident of the Castlewood neighborhood in Pleasanton, CA, on Jul
28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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And you think George W. Bush was a dummy? You Obama supporters, be honest now.

Read the following and tell me how you would have reacted:

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current or cheated on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had miss-spelled the word 'advice' would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and 'potatoe' as "proof" of what a dunce he is?


If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on "Earth Day", would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually "get" what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again 10 times within years, would you have approved? [Emphases mine]

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all the above in just 5 months -- so be patient[,] you've still got three years and seven months to come up with an answer.
Had enough? If not, why not?
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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You left out that Obama is:
* not a US citizen (Lou Dobbs)

* like Hitler (Rush Limbaugh)

* not leading the US to socialism but "big brother" style fascism (Glenn Beck)

* an afro-centrist separatist because of his association with Rev. Wright

* and/or a secret Muslim
UG...I have to say that I have revised my opinion of you.

I thought you were an intelligent guy who just held some extremist (IMO) positions. You had me fooled.

With the babble in that post, I bestow upon you:
You are now officially in my wing nut category.

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Old 08-07-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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Come now: those were left out of the original precisely because they're nonsensical. No fair trying to stick them in -- I see jes' whatchur doin' thar, and I'm a-callin' BS.

You're doing quite the job of reducing your intellectual honesty with post #2, you know. If you didn't, you do now.

Associating with Jeremiah Wright doesn't do Jeremiah Wright credit, still less Obama. Wright is a Blame America Firster, and believes that to be the road of virtue. Can you imagine?

White liberal guilt can really mess with an otherwise intelligent mind. Do you suppose that I have it? Do you suppose that I should?

But, and I'll probably repeat this so I may as well start in now: any excuse, any absurdity, at all will do for Redux to support his boys, Team Rocket, uh, Team Democrat. They aren't worth support, Redux. That is where my intelligence shines most dazzlingly. It will either show you the light or afflict you with an awful sunburn.

Now with three more WingNuts I could bolt something to something else -- without tools.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:11 PM   #4
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Come on, dude.

You have only one serious issue in that nonsensical (as you say) list that is worthy of discussion and I think you know it.

Do you really want to discuss "if George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC" ...when he took like 10 trips/yr (77 in eight years) on Air Force One for weekends at his ranch in Crawford?

(ps the second one you highlighted is as nonsensical as the rest).

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Old 08-07-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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Oh, and did Bill Clinton stay mewed up at 1600 Pennsylvania his entire two terms? I seem to recall he took his share of vacation time, and it's one of the things about Ole Possum Head I didn't complain about, and I'm not about to start.

And did Ford? Did Jimmy? Did Ronnie? Did Bush41? The last guy to make the Presidency look easy was Ronnie. 'Most everybody turns gray in that job, and I don't think it's all just the demographics.

Dubya getting the fuck outside of the Beltway every so often kept him sensible, and centered -- though you being the complete sucker for the Socialist Democrats that you are, you'll never have the eyes to see it that way. Nonetheless, I appreciate good sense of that kind -- and I've been around the Beltway, and seen it in action.

Fiscal irresponsibility at the Federal -- money printing -- level is the spring that drives inflation. Like most things economic, the effects take time to appear. It's simple to state: enlarging the national debt (or inventing money out of air) increases inflation, as more individual dollars divide a given level of real wealth, which hardly ever can change as fast as the money supply. Are you old enough to remember the inflationary years of the 1970s? I am, and at the end of the day, a dollar bought what a dime once did, roughly.

And the 1970s reminded us that inflation is not a good thing. Even the appearance of doing that which makes inflation is a thing to be avoided, and this Administration isn't avoiding it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:41 PM   #6
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GWB spent a third of his presidency on vacation

Obamas go to NYC for a play. The rest of these fall into is that the best you've got? category.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:49 PM   #7
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It's more an exposé of the lack of watchdogging performed by the Democratic Party and the Democratic media. Media bias is a demonstrated fact, and it's killing the oldline media as we speak, precisely because those journalists don't work with any Republicans. They've become a Democratic-liberal monoculture everywhere that it matters to them, all unaware that monocultures seldom stay healthy for long. There aren't enough conservatives in the Old Media, and this is why they are dying on the vine.

Serpie, Dubya still discharged the office of the Presidency in a manner that encouraged me to vote for him twice (though not so much as to complain about Presidential term limits), and still leaves me quite pleased. Did his Presidential finger leave The Button just because he was at Crawford, TX? Shows you can be President and still have some time for the old home-acre. He wasn't a courtier, and enough time inside the Beltway and on the Hill tends to turn you into one -- hence the present shocks to Congresscritters playing out on townhall meetings on YouTube. They really didn't expect this kind of thing.

We didn't have any part of the Dubya Administration buzzing Manhattan with a four-engine jetliner.

Hell, we didn't even have flying saucers whizzing down Fifth Avenue hollering "Yahooooo!"

Or crop circles. I can imagine an outraged farmer shaking his fists at an empty sky over a mashed field of creamed winter wheat: "Ya god-damned doughnut-doing crop circle jerks!!"
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:49 AM   #8
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:30 AM   #9
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If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
If Obama attends the APEC conference in Sydney, Australia, and talks about being at the OPEC summit in Austria, I'll think he is a doofus, too.

ETA: mind you, nowhere near the level of doofusity achieved by the Australian security guards ...
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:09 PM   #10
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Serpie, Dubya still discharged the office of the Presidency in a manner that encouraged me to vote for him twice
Well, if you're talking about entertainment value, you certainly picked the perfect candidate. Watching GWB go after OBL was like watching Wile E. Coyote go after the Roadrunner. A very black comedy of errors.

BTW, your statement implies that you voted for him twice after you observed him discharging his office. A more correct phrasing is 'vote for him again' or 'vote for him a second time'.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:36 AM   #11
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Just to stir some shit. It's a boring day here.
I got the following in an email from a client - - -

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Dear President Obama:

I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my
health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into
Mexico , and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. We plan to skip
all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure
they handle those things the same way you do here.

So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.

4. I want my grand kids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my grand kids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grand kids at school for both breakfast and lunch.


8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to
government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but, I don't plan to purchase
car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local
traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from
their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has
at least one English-speaking officer.


11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put U S. flag decals on
my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have
any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely
nice and never say a critical things about me or my family, or about the
strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I'll need Income tax credits so although I don't pay Mexican Taxes, I'll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $ 4,500 to help
me buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social
Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.


I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for
all his people who come to the U.S. from Mexico . I am sure that President
Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Thank you so much for your kind help. You Da Man!!!

(XXX XXXX - (Name removed just in case they were serious)
LaQuinta , CA
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:40 AM   #12
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Its heart warming to know that the Rush Limbaugh constituency is still going strong. BTW, I know of no court in the highly diverse (Navajo, Hispanic, Anglo, Ute) 4-Corners Area which lets you get off a no insurance ticket because of your ethnic background. I could go on but why bother?
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:48 AM   #13
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Sam, you AM! (high five!)

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Old 08-28-2009, 12:36 PM   #14
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lol - C'mon Shaw - I thought you would be first to pick it apart.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:37 PM   #15
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Heehehee, I wouldn't argue politics with YOU, my old buddy old pal!
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