Barack Hussein Obama - First Ever!

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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you are pathetic. does your mommie know you are on her computer again? isn't it past your bedtime?


Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
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Are you kidding me? Now I truly believe Obama haters will do anything to put their president down. The man gave a press conference on the worst ecological disaster in US history. I'm sorry he didn't fulfill your needs on the decoration.

This is pathetic. I'm sorry, but it is.




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by AwakeinNM

Originally posted by dalan.
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Like I have stated many times before...flags, National Anthems, and the Fourth of July are not the "symbols" of what makes this Country great. People do not die for decorations.

That is ridiculous.

Defend something that actually matters, like the republic and your natural rights. Not some notion of Nationalist fervor.


WRONG AGAIN. Those "symbols" have meaning, and the meaning that is associated with such symbols IS important and IS what makes this country great.

Where do these morons come from??? WHERE???


No, those symbols are absolutely worthless.

I remember growing up, and I remember the people who had such great respect for the American flag. The majority of them could not describe to you the difference between a republic and a democracy. They did not know the difference between natural rights, human rights, civil rights, and Constitutional rights...and were incapable of telling you which ones were the most important.

Most of the people that I know who blindly equate a Country with nothing more than a flag, are usually the same people who have never even read the Federalist Papers or the AntiFederalist Papers.

The people who blindly defend superficial symbols cannot even tell you what our forefathers said because half of them don't even know that they wrote their thoughts down. On top of the fact that most flag-defenders don't know that the majority of our forefathers were deists and that their philosophical outlooks grew out of the Enlightenment period of their time.

Who is Sovereign in America?

If I need a flag I have one:




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:32 PM
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Just another way to dumb down American viewers. These people have no class at all and just don't understand our own American traditions. They are too busy educating themselves on Marxism, Maoism, Stalinism....America, you better wake up.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:35 PM
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Do we know anything more about this press conference. Why was it held. What was the location? Could it have been an impromptu press conference in which there was no readily available flag?

Also are we sure this is the FIRST EVER happening? How can we be sure of this unless we see pictures of every single press conference and verify there was a flag present.

I'm not doubting it, I'm just saying we should get to the bottom of it before we start shouting "treason" and "impeach him" and yelling at eachother like children.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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You do realize that Hitler's Nazi Germany was a Socialist state right? And that Worship of the German flag and German Pride were required by law. They Were a group of extremely patriotic people and being unpatriotic was punishable by incarceration. This Idea that not being nationalistic (which I pretty much equate with ignorance) is associated with socialism does not really make sense.
The flag was extremely important to the soviets during the soviet era. A socialist or communist state will try to replace religion with patriotism ok and Goerge W. Bush was trying to march you there. Wake the # up and think about what you say, and think about what you believe. High levels of Patriotism are almost a prerequisite for socialism. ug



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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Hmmm, Interesting. I would like to point out the fact that he is wearing an American flag lapel on his coat. Does that not count? Is it not big enough of a flag? Call it a hunch but something tells me that assuming the president of the US, is quite fond of the US..... No matter who they may be...

That said, I must ask the OP, and all those who continue to insist on using the president's full name as if it is some how going to eventually make us afraid of him.... Do you refer to everyone by their full name like that, or just the people with the Muslim sounding names? With all due respect, it is time to move past that.

Or perhaps George Herbert Walker Bush and his friend William Jefferson Clinton should get on TV and make a PSA about it... Haven't seen them do that in a while


But seriously folks, lighten up with the full name stuff, it does not scare anyone. Also, to those who say " Well it is just his name", unless you call everyone in the world by their full name that is a pointless argument.

But I digress. He had on an American flag lapel. I am sorry that you seem to believe that was not enough.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by Glazedover2
Just another way to dumb down American viewers. These people have no class at all and just don't understand our own American traditions. They are too busy educating themselves on Marxism, Maoism, Stalinism....America, you better wake up.


You do realize that you are now simply battling Nationalism against Nationalism. I highly doubt that anyone within these United States prior to the Civil War cared about the flag. They were probably more worried about their natural rights and property to care what someone did with something that does not even matter.

This is why the republic is dead.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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This is what we get for allowing our governing leaders to be leaders of more than just our country.
This is "conditioning" us to the reality.
At some point, Obama represents the West, citizens of the earth.
Not Americans.
This is just another clue.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:42 PM
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I think our Founding Fathers would be retching in their graves if they knew that patriotism was as much as a $4.99 lapel you can buy at a dollar store...

I thought patriotism was about a love for our country, about wanting the best for the people within it.

Really, I'm wrong, I guess, as are so many here on ATS.

If you don't have a flag behind you, you're not an American. If you don't have a flag pin on you at all times, you're not an American.

Honestly, this is becoming so foreign anymore...

It reminds me of 1984, where all of the people have to get in line of the 2 Minutes of Hate, and if you're not really into it, you'll be seen as a traitor.

So, if you don't have the right things behind you, you're a traitor.

How Orwellian, my friend. Congratulations...



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Really, I would have never known, thanks for the post.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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I agree. I'm not exactly sure but I would think if he refused to use the flag then he would make sure to also remove it from his lapel rather than place it there specifically. I'm sure there's a reason why the standing flag was not used.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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So then it is an American flag lapel yes. I thought He said He wasn't wearing that anymore because all that mattered was what came from his heart. I'm confused.

You bring up an interesting point about the name thing. I don't know it just rings. Kind of like Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Pamela Lee Anderson. I didn't realize so many were offended by his middle name, I'm not.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by renegadeloser
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You do realize that Hitler's Nazi Germany was a Socialist state right? And that Worship of the German flag and German Pride were required by law. They Were a group of extremely patriotic people and being unpatriotic was punishable by incarceration. This Idea that not being nationalistic (which I pretty much equate with ignorance) is associated with socialism does not really make sense.
The flag was extremely important to the soviets during the soviet era. A socialist or communist state will try to replace religion with patriotism ok and Goerge W. Bush was trying to march you there. Wake the # up and think about what you say, and think about what you believe. High levels of Patriotism are almost a prerequisite for socialism. ug


Such an excellent point renegadeloser.


I would also like to point out that flag-worship and Nationalism were born out of the 19th century during the Romantic period of art and philosophy. The romantic period was a time when people became obsessed with emotion and sensation as opposed to logic and reason like its predecessor the Enlightenment period. I have always found it extremely ironic that Americans today will worship their flag the same way any communist Country did, but the moment someone does not worship their flag they will accuse them of being communists.

Its really ironic.

I think people seriously need to wake up and study history to find out what philosophies shaped the American republic, because it definitely was not initially ignorant Nationalism.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by insideNSA

you are pathetic. does your mommie know you are on her computer again? isn't it past your bedtime?


Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
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Are you kidding me? Now I truly believe Obama haters will do anything to put their president down. The man gave a press conference on the worst ecological disaster in US history. I'm sorry he didn't fulfill your needs on the decoration.

This is pathetic. I'm sorry, but it is.


Just want to inform you: If you have nothing contributive or productive to add to the thread, please, do not post. There is no need for flaming or trolling. Thank you.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by Mak Manto
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I think our Founding Fathers would be retching in their graves if they knew that patriotism was as much as a $4.99 lapel you can buy at a dollar store...

I thought patriotism was about a love for our country, about wanting the best for the people within it.

Really, I'm wrong, I guess, as are so many here on ATS.

If you don't have a flag behind you, you're not an American. If you don't have a flag pin on you at all times, you're not an American.

Honestly, this is becoming so foreign anymore...

It reminds me of 1984, where all of the people have to get in line of the 2 Minutes of Hate, and if you're not really into it, you'll be seen as a traitor.

So, if you don't have the right things behind you, you're a traitor.

How Orwellian, my friend. Congratulations...


Wow, thanks for filling in all the things I didn't say with that line of nonsensical garbage. You know me so well. That was sarcasm, by the way.

All you apathetics and progressives want to bash me for my opinions, please render yourselves unconscious. It's your MO so I know what to expect.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by GorehoundLarry

Originally posted by insideNSA

you are pathetic. does your mommie know you are on her computer again? isn't it past your bedtime?


Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
reply to post by WWJFKD
 


Are you kidding me? Now I truly believe Obama haters will do anything to put their president down. The man gave a press conference on the worst ecological disaster in US history. I'm sorry he didn't fulfill your needs on the decoration.

This is pathetic. I'm sorry, but it is.


Just want to inform you: If you have nothing contributive or productive to add to the thread, please, do not post. There is no need for flaming or trolling. Thank you.



I concur - lets at least maintain our civility



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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I haven't read anything beyond the original post and just skimmed a few after.

You Americans are amazingly hung up on ceremony sometimes. Not all of you, but a lot of you. Impeachable offense? That's the funniest thing I've heard all day!



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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I'm going to ask for a source on this one. Do we know for certain yet that there was actually no floor-standing flag in the room, and not just one off camera?

If it does turn out there was not a flag, well guess what it's a bloody flag. The Stars & Stripes is no different than the Union Jack, they are just symbols for their respective nations. In religious terms these would be called idols. The ideas and people behind those symbols will always be far more important and real than the symbols.

These are metaphorical tools to show support (or dissent) for a given nation, that is all. The flag itself has no intrinsic value beyond that which we assign to it.

Calling this an impeachable offense or some part of a crazy Communist conspiracy are absolutely lunatic. With regards to your upcoming Memorial Day, if you want to fight for your flag be my guest you nutter, but I'll give a great deal of thanks to the Americans whom have fought for the ideas and morals that made your country great. The world is in your debt.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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Ok.

Help me to understand, why is the flag important?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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You bring up an interesting point about the name thing. I don't know it just rings. Kind of like Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Pamela Lee Anderson. I didn't realize so many were offended by his middle name, I'm not.


That is such a lie...lol.

Have you never noticed it is only those that oppose him that use it???

I know you are not that unobservant that you wouldn't have noticed this.

No one is offended by it...but we all see exactly what those who use it are attempting to do. Fearmonger much???





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