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 Post subject: Re: 44th President Barack HUSSEIN Obama
PostPosted: Thu January 03, 2013 6:05 pm 
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mray10 wrote:
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refresh my memory about the Barry Sorrento thing?

I get the Hussein thing. It's foreign sounding and it'll play to certain hostile nativist elements. The teleprompter jokes always seemed kinda pointless. What major political speaker won't use teleprompters?


Lincoln was a truly great speaker because he read his speeches off paper, not some dandy teleprompter!

Yeah, I've never understood that one, either.


It's not that he reads speeches off the teleprompter. It's that when he doesn't have the teleprompter he uhhh, uhhh sounds uhhh, uhhhhh like uhhhh not very uhhhh intelligent. To be honest it's kind of amazing he's a lawyer. His verbal and negotiation skills are both terrible, things most lawyers excel at.


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shinkdew wrote:
mray10 wrote:
Stip wrote:
refresh my memory about the Barry Sorrento thing?

I get the Hussein thing. It's foreign sounding and it'll play to certain hostile nativist elements. The teleprompter jokes always seemed kinda pointless. What major political speaker won't use teleprompters?


Lincoln was a truly great speaker because he read his speeches off paper, not some dandy teleprompter!

Yeah, I've never understood that one, either.


It's not that he reads speeches off the teleprompter. It's that when he doesn't have the teleprompter he uhhh, uhhh sounds uhhh, uhhhhh like uhhhh not very uhhhh intelligent. To be honest it's kind of amazing he's a lawyer. His verbal and negotiation skills are both terrible, things most lawyers excel at.


To be fair, giving a speech as President of 'Merica is probably much harder than typical legal work for a Constitutional scholar.

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shinkdew wrote:
mray10 wrote:
Stip wrote:
refresh my memory about the Barry Sorrento thing?

I get the Hussein thing. It's foreign sounding and it'll play to certain hostile nativist elements. The teleprompter jokes always seemed kinda pointless. What major political speaker won't use teleprompters?


Lincoln was a truly great speaker because he read his speeches off paper, not some dandy teleprompter!

Yeah, I've never understood that one, either.


It's not that he reads speeches off the teleprompter. It's that when he doesn't have the teleprompter he uhhh, uhhh sounds uhhh, uhhhhh like uhhhh not very uhhhh intelligent. To be honest it's kind of amazing he's a lawyer. His verbal and negotiation skills are both terrible, things most lawyers excel at.


Don't conflate lawyers with litigators/appellate advocates.


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 Post subject: Re: 44th President Barack HUSSEIN Obama
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shinkdew wrote:
mray10 wrote:
Stip wrote:
refresh my memory about the Barry Sorrento thing?

I get the Hussein thing. It's foreign sounding and it'll play to certain hostile nativist elements. The teleprompter jokes always seemed kinda pointless. What major political speaker won't use teleprompters?


Lincoln was a truly great speaker because he read his speeches off paper, not some dandy teleprompter!

Yeah, I've never understood that one, either.


It's not that he reads speeches off the teleprompter. It's that when he doesn't have the teleprompter he uhhh, uhhh sounds uhhh, uhhhhh like uhhhh not very uhhhh intelligent. To be honest it's kind of amazing he's a lawyer. His verbal and negotiation skills are both terrible, things most lawyers excel at.


Given how quickly off the cuff remarks can get taken out of context and turned into little mini shit storm events I'm not surprised. I suspect this will tragically become more common. It's also probably less about his verbal skills than his improvisational skills. I was one of two people giving a toast at a wedding. The other guy is an actor. I told him that i was nervous about having to follow him since he's probably got such excellent delivery. He said that he does, but only when someone else writes the stuff for him.

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 Post subject: Re: 44th President Barack HUSSEIN Obama
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Yea, it seems that gaffes matter more than policy sometimes, so I don't blame Obama for being careful without a teleprompter. And it seems to me that the teleprompter jokes often imply that he's not intelligent, which is ridiculous. It's fine if you think his ideology sucks or if you think he's doing a bad job, but he's certainly an intelligent person.


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Yea, it seems that gaffes matter more than policy sometimes, so I don't blame Obama for being careful without a teleprompter. And it seems to me that the teleprompter jokes often imply that he's not intelligent, which is ridiculous. It's fine if you think his ideology sucks or if you think he's doing a bad job, but he's certainly an intelligent person.



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 Post subject: Re: 44th President Barack HUSSEIN Obama
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Really like the Hagel nomination for Defense. Much more worth the fight than Rice would've been at State... she was a pretty generic center left foreign policy person as far as I can tell.


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 Post subject: Re: 44th President Barack HUSSEIN Obama
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He signed off on a carte Blanche for Monsanto the other day.
That's pretty fuckin scary and has barely been covered at all

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He signed off on a carte Blanche for Monsanto the other day.
That's pretty fuckin scary and has barely been covered at all


Heh. Frankenfood.

The articles I found didn't have any specifics other than Secretary of Agriculture something something something.


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He signed off on a carte Blanche for Monsanto the other day.
That's pretty fuckin scary and has barely been covered at all



He was an Illinois senator after all, why wouldn't he be in bed with Monsanto everyone else in the midwest is?


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 Post subject: Re: 44th President Barack HUSSEIN Obama
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It was legislation saying that Monsanto didn't have to state their products had GM food in them. Apparently he made a statement previously saying ever American should know what's in their food and especially if GM food was involved. Typical.

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It was legislation saying that Monsanto didn't have to state their products had GM food in them. Apparently he made a statement previously saying ever American should know what's in their food and especially if GM food was involved. Typical.


We love us our GMOs.


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It was legislation saying that Monsanto didn't have to state their products had GM food in them. Apparently he made a statement previously saying ever American should know what's in their food and especially if GM food was involved. Typical.



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My girlfriends former hippie parents have some land in North Dakota that a friend plants for them. They were aghast when they learned that 'round-up' ready corn was GMO. :roll: I don't particularly care about that, but their real crime is that corn is intended for ethanol.

Oh, and they both retired at 60 (possibly younger?) from public sector jobs and are doing quite well for themselves. In a nutshell, the face of the demographic problems in the US.


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From WaPo:


Obama said to pick mega-fundraiser Bruce Heyman for Canada
By Al Kamen

President Obama’s pick to be ambassador to Canada is fellow Chicagoan Bruce Heyman, a Goldman Sachs partner in the Windy City, mega-fundraiser and member of the Obama campaign’s national finance committee, CBC News in Canada reported Wednesday.

Heyman runs a private wealth fund at Goldman Sachs, and his areas of responsibility include parts of Canada, the network reported, noting that he and his wife raised more than $1 million for Obama. He would replace David Jacobson, who’s also from Chicago.


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A Goldman Sachs partner getting a choice spot in the US government? That's Change ™ we can believe in.

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 Post subject: Re: 44th President Barack HUSSEIN Obama
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Obama will not bow to lobbyists or fundraisers, unless they want a personal airport on DoD land to park all their private jets:

http://news.yahoo.com/google-subsidiary-run-nearby-federal-airfield-003610841.html

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