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#1    Merc14

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:20 PM

I think it is evident to all but the most lunatic that Obama is a man in way above his head.  He is more college professor than president, more man-child than world leader and teh rest of teh world sees it too.  The world needs a strong America as they are starting to realize and look forlornly at the fool teh idiocracy has elected president of teh US.


from the Wall Street Journal, 9/26/2013  http://online.wsj.co...obile_uber_feed

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A Small President on the World Stage

At the U.N., leaders hope for a return of American greatness.

The world misses the old America, the one before the crash—the crashes—of the past dozen years.

That is the takeaway from conversations the past week in New York, where world leaders gathered for the annual U.N. General Assembly session. Our friends, and we have many, speak almost poignantly of the dynamism, excellence, exuberance and leadership of the nation they had, for so many years, judged themselves against, been inspired by, attempted to emulate, resented. As for those who are not America's friends, some seem still confused, even concussed, by the new power shift. What is their exact place in it? Will it last? Will America come roaring back? Can she? Does she have the political will, the human capital, the old capability?

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:38 PM

I have bad news for you. Your country was collapsing before Obama, and will continue after he is gone. Enjoy.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

I dont know about the rest of the world, but I dont miss the USA before Obama.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

View PostMikko-kun, on 27 September 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

I dont know about the rest of the world, but I dont miss the USA before Obama.

I do.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

View PostMerc14, on 27 September 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

I think it is evident to all but the most lunatic that Obama is a man in way above his head.  He is more college professor than president, more man-child than world leader and teh rest of teh world sees it too.  The world needs a strong America  
Does it?

View PostBama13, on 27 September 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

I do.
Do you mean the days before the Texan cowboy, or are those the days you miss?

Edited by Colonel Rhuairidh, 27 September 2013 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 27 September 2013 - 03:26 PM, said:

Do you mean the days before the Texan cowboy, or are those the days you miss?

Obama or Bush....Not much of a choice.... :(


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:39 PM

Empires rise and fall, dude. Get over it. :P

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 27 September 2013 - 03:26 PM, said:

Does it?


Do you mean the days before the Texan cowboy, or are those the days you miss?

Have to go back before GWB. Liked America better under Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton.

Maybe it is my life I judge the times by. I know when my life seems better and when my life seems worse. My liking/disliking seems to be tied to my circumstances.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:50 PM

When was this Golden Age when there was all this dynamism, excellence, exuberance and leadership of the nation? the days of JFK? Ike? Those seem to pretty well be the last presidents (whether deserved or not, in JFK's case at least) that people do seem to see as a Golden Age. It's really all been downhill since then, hasn't it. :(

Well, ok, perhaps Ron was regarded with fondness by some, but I'm not sure if you'd really call the 80s a Golden Age.

Edited by Colonel Rhuairidh, 27 September 2013 - 03:50 PM.

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:22 PM

I miss the US of the 50s, when you could pretty much count on having a decent job, your own home with a nice white picket fence out front, 4 kids, a collie dog and a cat, and could retire without worrying about whether you would run out of money before you died.  Nowadays, can't count on any of that stuff.  The American dream is only a dream now.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:48 AM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 27 September 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

I miss the US of the 50s, when you could pretty much count on having a decent job, your own home with a nice white picket fence out front, 4 kids, a collie dog and a cat, and could retire without worrying about whether you would run out of money before you died.  Nowadays, can't count on any of that stuff.  The American dream is only a dream now.

I too miss segregation, Polio and the looming threat of nuclear annihilation.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

View PostAlmagest, on 28 September 2013 - 04:48 AM, said:



I too miss segregation, Polio and the looming threat of nuclear annihilation.

Oh polio, he had a good run.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:45 PM

After reading the article, I must say that an unnamed western leader of a powerful U.S. ally said, " Using vague and unsubstantiated  sources to report on emotions and atmosphere clearly demonstrates the decline in American journalism.  And I longed for the good old days when American journalism was based on facts and information, from verifiable sources, instead of  mindless partisan opinion."


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostBurt Gummer, on 27 September 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

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Hey burt....that's some funny stuff right there!  I am sooo ripping that off!

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