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originally posted by: Idahomie
Must be from Vancouver. Its legal there. That can be the only answer, this Canadian can't see through the haze.
So, let me get this straight, I have sincere feelings of disgust for this man, therefore, I'm brainwashed?
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: TiedDestructor
He's holding a freakin dog while trying to salute, ya goof.
Pretty sure that's par for the course when it comes to "disrespectful salutes". Obama had latte-salute, bush had dog-salute.
So yeah, I'd say it pretty well illustrates that most presidents are guilty of the occasional "sloppy salute" to our military members.
The head of state is vested with powers to act as the chief public representative of that state. Heads of state in most countries are natural persons holding an office. In a monarchy the reigning monarch is the head of state, though the title may not be king or queen. In a republic the head of state is usually titled president, but may have other titles such as chairman. The role and functions of the office of head of state may range from purely ceremonial or symbolic to the real executive power in a state.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
Trayvon Martin was shot on February 26th. Obama's comments were made on March 23rd.
Michael Brown was shot on August 9th. It wasn't until September 4th that Eric Holder announced that there would be an investigation.
In both instances, the administration's involvement was weeks after they'd become national news items following local outrage. Personally, I wish Obama would have abstained from making comments about Trayvon Martin but in my opinion, the comments were fairly innocuous. They did however inflame the anger of quite a few, almost exclusively white, right-wingers and frankly, I hold them responsible for their own reactions.
I wasn't implying that you bought into the Rev Wright/Birther/etc crap — I was just pointing to it as evidence of the race-based backlash to the election of a black President. It goes directly to my argument that Obama is not responsible for the uptick in racial tension. The same goes for the popular buzzwords and memes that I mentioned (Chicago thug, community organizer, Obama phones). I'd also point out that it was widely predicted by right-wing bloggers that there would be riots if Zimmerman was acquitted and they didn't materialize. In my opinion, it's jackasses like that who add the most fuel to the fire.
I read your posts carefully the first time. I wasn't implying that you were but I was arguing that you're wrong about the reasons for the increase in racial tensions. In my opinion you're buying into a myth. While your reasons for believing it may be different, it's the same myth. I agree with much of the rest of what you said right up to:
Actually I agree with you to an extent but if I remember correctly, what you'd likely consider to be more sound economic theory is what I consider to be among the most flawed.
Really? I'd have thought that little ad hominem dig was beneath you. I guess I should have been a bit more specific and said, "no modern President." I'm by no means a historian but I'm not ignorant of history either.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
I want the nation to heal.
I don't see anyone on the horizon who could bring this country together.
Hillary? Jeb? Ted Cruz? Christie? Elizabeth Warren? ALL NO!!
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: ProfessorChaos
I will be glad when it is over, his has been the most divisive administration in recent history, I want the nation to heal.
originally posted by: intrepid
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Obama has been shielded by the media his whole career.
Keep saying it. It may become true, just like other fairy tales. That "Martyr Syndrome" that the right has been pushing since before he was elected is getting OLD!
originally posted by: lostbook
Given the opportunity, Canadians would trade our leader—hell, most of our leaders—for Obama in a heartbeat.