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Feb 29, 2008, 09:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by CRASH HARDDRIVE View Post
I wouldn't mind a guy in office who'll basically just stay the F out of everyone's way, and lets the country and the people do what they do without nanny state intervention, which is really what makes the nation work. It's what any good politician should really do,
So, really, you can't be terribly happy with alot of the actions by the current US Administration.
     
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Feb 29, 2008, 09:58 PM
 
This thread makes a whole lot more sense if you put the hyphen in the title where it belongs.

Here are some interesting views Rocketboom : Religion and Politics @ 1:30.
     
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Feb 29, 2008, 11:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Warren Pease View Post
Here are some interesting views Rocketboom : Religion and Politics @ 1:30.
Wow, those are some really lazy thinkers.
     
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Mar 1, 2008, 12:32 AM
 
obama said something to the effect of he used to wear the flag pin but stopped when it started being used for fear mongering and rallying people for war.

he said he was taught as a child to stand with hands down during anthem.

by the way Im not proud of the this country either, considering whats happened in the past few decades.

(I work with a bunch of doctors...it's amazing how many of them I hear talking about how they don't like Obama's connections with Jihad terrorist. I just stay silent because Im a minority in not believing it...another thing they always talk about is how they're not going to fall for the GW hoax)

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Mar 1, 2008, 01:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
So, really, you can't be terribly happy with alot of the actions by the current US Administration.
I'm not happy with a lot of the actions of the current US Government as a whole. It's way too big, way too wasteful, and has its ineffective tentacles in far too many things it was never charged with. We don't need more politicians that spend all their time looking for ways to grow the behemoth even more. And yes, the Bush administration gets an F- for much of what it's done on the overspending and big government front too.
     
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Mar 1, 2008, 02:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by Warren Pease View Post
This thread makes a whole lot more sense if you put the hyphen in the title where it belongs.
Yeah, I was sick that day during (hyphen) class.
     
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Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
But then, I find it funny that the land of the free has rules dictating how one must stand during the national anthem and that one must wear a kilogram of pins to declare their various allegiences.
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Mar 1, 2008, 03:54 AM
 
I am wearing a flag pin right now.
     
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Mar 1, 2008, 04:34 AM
 
Without any video it is impossible to say for sure exactly what is going on here. There is NO doubt with the video of Obama. Besides, old Bush isn't running for president here. Obama with his attitude is.
     
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Mar 1, 2008, 09:24 AM
 
I think Buckaroo is right. For the same reason you need flairs to work at Chotchkies, you should wear a pin to be the President.

     
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Mar 1, 2008, 10:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
Without any video it is impossible to say for sure exactly what is going on here. There is NO doubt with the video of Obama. Besides, old Bush isn't running for president here. Obama with his attitude is.
Like, what, maybe he's scratching his ass?

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Mar 1, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
Perhaps it's just me, but I see anyone going through the effort of a political race as "patriotic". Republican politicians care so much about their country that they want to keep it just as it is. Democratic politicians care so much about their country that they want to make it even better.

All this "OH NO! He didn't put his hand over his heart" or "He only cares enough to put his hand over his groin" or "he's not wearing any pins!!!" is just a bunch of nonsense.
     
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Mar 1, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
I will admit that I don't put my hand over my heart, but I do take off my hat.
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Mar 1, 2008, 03:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Like, what, maybe he's scratching his ass?

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No.

It could be at the end and he's already dropped his hand down and the others have not yet, or it could be some other countries national anthem and the other two guys are doing what they would normally do out of instinct, and Bush new better. You don't really know what is going on here.
     
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Mar 1, 2008, 03:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
No.

It could be at the end and he's already dropped his hand down and the others have not yet, or it could be some other countries national anthem and the other two guys are doing what they would normally do out of instinct, and Bush new better. You don't really know what is going on here.
In which case, if he were a politician you didn't like, you'd probably say he wasn't being as patriotic as everybody else by putting his hands behind his back as soon as possible.
     
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Mar 2, 2008, 04:42 PM
 
I actually sing the National Anthem - it's not supposed to be a performance, it's supposed to be something everyone can do.

That sporting events have turned it into a performance as less and less people feel comfortable joining in is a side-effect, and should not be intentional.

I will always sing the National Anthem.

I sing it almost every morning at 9am.
     
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More bothering to me is the lying, plathering, backstabbing, two-faced Obama who will say anything to get elected.

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This is a much more serious issue. If this is true, Obama poses a serious threat to the economies of all three countries in North America. If he is speaking out of ignorance of the economic realities in Canada, the United States and Mexico then that is troubling but can be fixed with some education by more learned advisors. However, if he is aware of the interdependencies between the nations and is not just lying to get votes then I would say that he must be stopped at all costs.

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Mar 2, 2008, 09:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Warren Pease View Post
Dear God, can you do something about these followers of yours? Thanks.

It's so sad to listen to a young person speak like such a f*tard while being so confident and eloquent.
     
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Originally Posted by vmarks View Post
I actually sing the National Anthem - it's not supposed to be a performance, it's supposed to be something everyone can do.

That sporting events have turned it into a performance as less and less people feel comfortable joining in is a side-effect, and should not be intentional.

I will always sing the National Anthem.

I sing it almost every morning at 9am.
For any particular reasons?

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Mar 2, 2008, 09:58 PM
 
To which statement are you responding?
     
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Mar 2, 2008, 10:08 PM
 
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Dear God, can you do something about these followers of yours? Thanks.
What if this is more the result of Obama not doing an effective enough job of taking his message to the good people of Tennessee who fed this journalist? Should the non-god do something about his followers at an anti-Iraq war rally who can't locate Iraq on a map? This rhetoric is not the product of religious following. It's the product of being ill informed.

It's so sad to listen to a young person speak like such a f*tard while being so confident and eloquent.
Kids often parrot their parents. I found it refreshing that the child was so openly critical of Bush. Sure I wish there were more substance, but you should take some pleasure in knowing that this child will not follow someone contingent upon an (R) or (D). Someone this confident and eloquent (and opinionated) will hopefully maintain her zeal and learn both sides of these stories. You should hear the retarded nonsense coming from kids parroting their parents on global warming.
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Lock him up and send him to Guantanamo right away! /Buckaroo
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Originally Posted by Warren Pease View Post
Here are some interesting views Rocketboom : Religion and Politics @ 1:30.
These views are Much more interesting:
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Originally Posted by ebuddy View Post
I found it refreshing that the child was so openly critical of Bush.
How is that refreshing when it's essentially the cultural norm?

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How is that refreshing when it's essentially the cultural norm?
I'd start by throwing in what I said in the first place; "... this child will not follow someone contingent upon an (R) or (D). Someone this confident and eloquent (and opinionated) will hopefully maintain her zeal and learn both sides of these stories."

I'd add that she seems aware that people can claim one thing, yet produce another. The girl seemed generally opposed to our action in Iraq as well as the mother, but then the grandmother (I guess I'm assuming, the older lady) claimed Bush was protecting Israel and was pleased. There's clearly some differences in opinion in that household all the way down to the youngster. This is refreshing.
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Mar 3, 2008, 07:59 AM
 
I wouldn't worry too much about Obama or Hillary...one thing is certain with USA, it still has a one track mind. I don't believe the good citizens, as a whole, will vote for a minority person as President. And women are included as a minority.
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Originally Posted by vmarks View Post
To which statement are you responding?
The singing of the National Anthem, every morning at 9am.

Why?

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It's rousing. It stirs emotion in my heart. It gives me a few moments to reflect on my appreciation for America among the nations of the world.

I never tire of it.
     
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You mean you just sing it? You don't do it for work or anything like that? You just sing it because you love America so much?

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You mean you just sing it? You don't do it for work or anything like that? You just sing it because you love America so much?

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9 AM, incidentally, is also when he takes his shower.
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Also, you hate America unless you can sing all four versus.
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
You mean you just sing it? You don't do it for work or anything like that? You just sing it because you love America so much?
I wonder what the other people on the bus think.
     
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I wonder if vmarks puts his hand on his heart when he's home alone singing the national anthem.
     
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I wonder if vmarks puts his hand on his heart when he's home alone singing the national anthem.
There's a thread on here someplace about morning rituals. Someone here does "The Terminator" in the morning. He crouches down and sings the Terminator theme while slowly standing up.

So instead of that, he does the national anthem.
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Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
I wonder what the other people on the bus think.
Wouldn't know - I'm not riding the bus.

I work from home, so it's nothing to stop what I'm doing, and stand and sing.

A few years ago when I did not work from home, I did it in the car.

Originally Posted by BRussell
I wonder if he puts his hand over his heart..
Sir, you're not up on your etiquette. The hand over heart is not for the anthem, but instead for the American flag. Commonly, there's a flag in the vicinity when the anthem is sung in a place like a campaign rally, sporting event, or so on. In my house, I don't have a flag. I did have one outside my front door, but I took it down because it was getting weathered, and it wasn't dignified. I retired it with respect.
     
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Huh.

I'll have to think on this for a while.
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Originally Posted by vmarks View Post
Wouldn't know - I'm not riding the bus.

I work from home, so it's nothing to stop what I'm doing, and stand and sing.

A few years ago when I did not work from home, I did it in the car.



Sir, you're not up on your etiquette. The hand over heart is not for the anthem, but instead for the American flag. Commonly, there's a flag in the vicinity when the anthem is sung in a place like a campaign rally, sporting event, or so on. In my house, I don't have a flag. I did have one outside my front door, but I took it down because it was getting weathered, and it wasn't dignified. I retired it with respect.
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Someone here does "The Terminator" in the morning. He crouches down and sings the Terminator theme while slowly standing up.
I have to say, I loled pretty hard to that.

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I work from home, so it's nothing to stop what I'm doing, and stand and sing.

A few years ago when I did not work from home, I did it in the car.
I have to say, that's pretty hardcore.
     
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