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Is America's Love Affair with Stupidity Finally Over?

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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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Obama is as close to a blank slate as it's possible to get, except for the chicago machine that has been happily installed in Washington. Every record containing details of his past is sealed. He said all the same thing every candidate says except that he said it better and is black. He had the mainstream media literally campaigning for him as well as, for all intents and purposes, the Republicans. I don't know if it was fear of being called racist or what but McCain and his campaign did not bring up his Chicago machine connections, sealed records, even eligibility for office. And choosing Palin sealed the deal. I agree with the person who said that Palin is still better than Biden but it was a risky choice, and especially after McCain supported the bailout, the kiss of death for his campaign.

It's possible an agreement was reached between the two parties that it was the Democrats turn to be president so the Republicans threw the election. I don't think one thing would be different in this country or WILL be different if McCain were president. Everyone seems to agree that Bush is responsible for every bad thing that is happening. Only a Democrat could pretend to change things though not really.

If Stupidity were a game of Hangman, we'd only be on the S.




posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 01:26 PM
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Can't we all just be happy that this nation finally elected someone MTV adn Hollywoood adore? I mean - hasn't that been the goal of the MSM for the past several years? All should be right again - Oprah can lose that "stress weight", George Clooney and Johhny Depp can move back to America and Bill Maher will have to resort to making fun of the guvenator.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 04:32 PM
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I hadn't thought about the Johnny Depp element. If I'd thought it would get him to move back then I too might be in the mighty obama email/cellphone database.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 04:33 PM
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Is that hilton chick still around?

Then no.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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Damn, at age 40 now i've felt for so many years that anyone who votes Democratic or Republican are stupid - in other words you're giving the OK to perpetuate the system. It's the system that's broken and corrupt! You can vote Democratic or Republican - vote for social welfare or corporate welfare - vote for tax breaks for the poor or for the wealthy, etc., etc. The middle-class gets stuck every freaking time. I don't think we've had a government that's pro middle-class in my lifetime. Two parties monopolize the system and perpetuate it. Obviously people are brainwashed and stupid. Right now the air is buzzing with 'optimism' and 'change' but it's just a smoke screen to keep the same system going and going. It's surreal. Like i've said before, the only change will occur when all is lost and crashed and adiosed and THEN the people will truly wake up and realize what's been going on here, and I don't we're far off.

Notice that there's no mention from either party of eliminating the tax incentives for companies that outsource American jobs overseas and I seriously doubt that Obama will do anything about it. Why aren't the people DEMANDING it RIGHT NOW!

[Not to go off on a tangent but I do think that there are some in the military who are true patriots and intelligent and have had an effect on recent domestic and foreign policies. For example, the Air Force made it known to Bush/Cheney a while ago that if they gave the order to start bombing Iran that they would have no part in it (Venezuela a possibility too). Some have speculated that the military might have thwarted a false flag WMD attack within the U.S. Whatever the truth is, I do believe that SOME top military have had some say (behind the scenes with no media involvement, of course) in recent years to mitigate the massive damage done to the military and the constitution.]



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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Bush was a bad deal.
We're in the hole so deep we'll never get out.
We've destroyed our economy, our alliances and our sovreign rights as Americans.

Sounds like I'm an Obama fan right?
Nope.

Now we have a population that will support anything in the name of change.
The libs have a mandate and the new president will get cart blanc to do anything he wants.
The same old tax and spend socialist agenda is now on a fast track.

The Republicans led the horse to the tree and hung the rope around our necks.
The Dems will lead that horse out from under us and we will hang.

In 8 years when it all swings to the other miserable extreme we will all look around and wonder how the hell this could have happened.

Again.

(I hope I'm wrong of course but I'm usually only wrong when I don't want to be.

American Stupidity - the reality show
Act 1 is over, Act 2 should be a doozie.
Enjoy the show.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 05:59 PM
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Two things...

1. I openly burst into laughter when I read the line about the era of style over substance making an exit. This country has never, in 43 previous tries, elected a man who is more about style and less about substance than Barack Obama. His entire campaign was built around his style, his cooler than Billy D Williams style. What a hoot!

2. I'll remind everyone who wants to say that Obama has chosen such smart people for his cabinet that there was a time when both sides of the aisle in DC were saying the same things about a then newly seated president. It happened 8 years ago and the president's name was George Walker Bush. Even the Democrats raved about his choices for his cabinet. Dick Cheney, though disliked, was annointed as a brilliant pick for the vice presidency. Colon Powel was a wildly popular choice for SoS. O'Neill, Rummsfeld, and Mineta all drew mountains of praise from both parties as being smart, talented people who were perfectly suited for thei positions. But no, history can't repeat itself so quickly... can it?



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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If you want to make change, you have to work with those who know the subject of change the best. Obama has brought in the best and the brightest, doesn't matter if they do not conform to your individual ideologies, it is the quality of the education, the ability to be creative and innovative, and a good dash of "wisdom" that must be brought to bare in order to make effective change. It also must be brought with the support of more than one party alone if it is to be successful change. And usually we find that the change that is needed is found in the middle ground, not on the extremes of ideology. I for one am ecstatic about the return to pragmatism over ideology. The return for the respect of intelligence, thoughtful reflection, and consensus building is what will save this country.

Obama is an old soul, he is here to serve, and he will place the people's importance above all others. You may not like all he does and I may not either, but we are not privy to our future karma as a country, but I feel for the first time in my 58 years, that we are in good and capable hands.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:04 PM
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George W. Bush will be hated for generations to come for being the man who destroyed America......NOT only for what he did while in office...but even more so for the door he opened up after he left office.


He left this country so completely devestated and destitute that it fell right into the arms of a hardline socialist regime.


Thanks for selling out America for your 30 pieces of silver Dubya...you Judas vampire.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by mortje
Title made me laugh
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It's not just America, basically any nation has this problem. The only solution is an extremely well organized, funded and objectively controlled education system. Don't know who's quote it was but its essence was, to help a nation in the long run 100+ years, education is the only way to go. For instance making 'world' history mandatory for everyone. The obvious reasons for this not happening is that it would threaten the powers that be.



For the teaching of history to have the kind of effect you may have in mind, you would have to develop an "official" history and teach the same everywhere. This would be basically an intellectually neutered and generic society. They have come a long way in this country toward that goal. Thank goodness for place like this.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by Leo Strauss

I thought this article was funny until you realize how close we are to the caricatures.

In fact I kind of feel sorry for John Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Their jobs just got a lot harder.

No, they didn't. Didn't you see Stewart's bit last night about BHO's inaug'n speech compared to W's?

Here's a couple of extra mantras you need to think about (although Mencken was absolutely right on the money):

"Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it;" and,

"You get what you pay for."

Good luck.

jw



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by BlackOps719
reply to post by badgerprints
 



George W. Bush will be hated for generations to come for being the man who destroyed America......NOT only for what he did while in office...but even more so for the door he opened up after he left office.


He left this country so completely devestated and destitute that it fell right into the arms of a hardline socialist regime.





They may be ahead of us on this one.

At any rate Obama was the star for two years preaching in front of friendly adoring fans and loud applause. Now however he must face the other side. We will see how badly he really wants to pull together when MF'ers refuse to leave their bags at the Red door.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by Leo Strauss

Is America's Love Affair with Stupidity Finally Over?




Were you not on this planet November 5, 2008 (Earth date)?


2nd line of post.

jw



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by Leo Strauss

Is America's Love Affair with Stupidity Finally Over?


www.alternet.org

So, can we turn this short bus around? Could there be a world ahead of us where the Detroit elementary school that had to ask parents for light bulbs and toilet paper is financially sound while Ann Coulter has to sell books out of a milk crate at the local gun show? The trickle down should come soon, but for now the big signal that the era of style over substance (and not that much style) is on it's way out (probably through the "in" door) is the election of Barack Obama.
(visit the link for the full news article)



Obama was elected by the short bus generation.

Yea right right you propagandist Ann Coulter should be silenced!

You ignorant belfry bat.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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Stupidity, while insanely infuriating to me, I understand. This is not, however, what we have in America right now.

Americans, as a whole, are choosing evil over good.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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American Stupidity hasn't even begun yet, in fact, this is just a commercial break, soon the Halftime show will begin and then the world will really crap their pants...

It's the 4th season of Lexx out there boys and girls, don't get your hopes too high about much.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:45 PM
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Wow, this thread title has my name written all over it.

Is America's Love Affair with Stupidity Finally Over?

Are you asking this because Bush has finally left office?

Or am I once again being overly-intellectual?

Are you referring to the hit show: "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?" being canceled?

To quote Uncle Albert: "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

I think that pretty much sums up my point.

Stupidity is relative, and I have several. (Relatives that is.)

regards...kk

[edit on 21-1-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 08:55 PM
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No

And because I don't want a nanny nanny boo boo from the moderators, this is not a one line post.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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BlackOps719 and Dimensional Detective I respect your opinions and appreciate your dedication to the board. I would appreciate hearing your vision for a solution to our current dilemma as a nation!

Otherwise I was heartened today by Obama removing the lobbyist from his administration. He will apparently close Gitmo and outlaw torture tomorrow.

These actions are in line with my views and I am grateful. Can you give the man a chance?

Also there is a rumor that an Iraq withdrawal will be put on a fast track!



[edit on 21-1-2009 by Leo Strauss]



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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No, we're not off the short bus yet. It just stopped for a bit to change drivers. The new one seems confident, promises to take another path, which may be harder, and only wants change. Too bad the bus is headed at breakneck speeds downhill.



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