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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Sort of an outdoors version of the Padded Room 'nStuff, huh?



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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Yeah that what this country is turning into with all this health & safety crap. Soon they'll make everyone wear 12" thick bubble wrap space suits before we can go outside.

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    I swear, Barack Obama has one of the worst tin ears for politics I've ever heard. He KNOWS the flack he took when his wife said that she was just now proud of America... now Barack himself says that today we cannot be proud to admit to being Americans when overseas.

    Sheesh... with Hillary's big wins last night (and boy did I miss THAT one!) I think the Media will start to take a less Messiannic view of Obama, and start to ask tougher questions... this is the kind of thing Tim Russert will use to disect a politician.



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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluff n Stuff View Post
    Even for a republican that's a stretch. "Rebuilding America's image overseas" is part of his campaign, and I think most rational people understand Americans are not in general very popular overseas, fair or not.
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    ^^I'd dispute your take on it, and tend to agree with Fluff. In my personal experience, Americans are not loathed overseas. To be sure, there are ruffled feathers over some of our policies in places, but on the whole I believe it's far more a case of our media portraying us as unpopular.

    There's also often a difference between how we're viewed as individuals (largely positive, again in my experience), and how our government is viewed. Our media often makes no distinction, and Barack does the same, giving no credit to the ability of foreigners to separate the policies of our administration from the individuals who comprise the country.

    IMHO, it would be more effective for Barack to make that distinction. As it is, it's too easy to take away a negative image of individuals from his statement. That's not a good thing for him.

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    Why does this give me a sense of impending doom?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/05/gra....ap/index.html

    You can probably guess the video running in my head...some Federal idiot screws things
    up sending a 200' wall of water...
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra_nVidia View Post
    Even for a republican that's a stretch. "Rebuilding America's image overseas" is part of his campaign, and I think most rational people understand Americans are not in general very popular overseas, fair or not.
    There is a huge difference between needing to improve your image and being embarrassed to admit you are an American. To say that, as a Candidate, the World's image of Americans will improve when you are in charge is fine, in fact it would be horrible to think otherwise.

    But to state that as it stands, Americans should be/are embarrassed to be identified with America is shameful. Perhaps in political circles like Tehran, Gaza or Venezuela, yeah, being an American is seen as a negative. Certainly there is a distaste for all things foreign, and American culture is both foreign and ubiquitous overseas so there is some resentment over America as an institution.

    But the predominant theme I hear when I am overseas is that the person I'm talking to wishes THEY could live in America, too. Most want to return home after getting rich, but they certainly aren't embarrassed to say they want to come here 'nStuff.

    Obama should stick to "We need to improve our image", and really stay away from "You should be embarrassed to be an American."



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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post


    Why does this give me a sense of impending doom?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/05/gra....ap/index.html

    You can probably guess the video running in my head...some Federal idiot screws things
    up sending a 200' wall of water...
    I read about that, and all I can think is that I want to put a sluice across the whole riverbed, just, you know, in case...

    Old gold panning instincts lurk forever... But MAN, what an opportunity 'nStuff.



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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    That NAFTA dealeo and Obama and Clinton. Funny how it was all focused on Obama

    http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpoi...ker_said_h.php


    Great. Something else to worry about. Freaking death star

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,335186,00.html
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Good Lord, what a morning...



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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    I have to make a confession.







    I became a member at daily kos.
    Not because Im switching sides. Ill jump off a penthouse window ledge
    before Id vote for any current Democrat.
    But rather it was the only way I could thank kos for
    keeping up with the Texas delegate count.
    The MSM doesnt want folks to know who really
    won Texas.

    Some stuff they do is great source material.

    http://www.dailykos.com/
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    I like what Bloomberg said:

    No one saw the device being placed, and no one has taken responsibility for the attack, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

    "Whoever the coward was that committed this disgraceful act on our city will be found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law," Bloomberg said.
    Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Surely they captured the deal on camera no?

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