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Posted 1/21/09
First,congrats to USA & to Obama who represent not just the 44 president of USA but also the american dream & the new changes that all the world is waiting!
the speecj was "practical"&"pragmatist",i loved when he talked about ecology,about the new approach to muslim world,
i do have doubts about his ability to deal with the crisis,i wish he'll be a new modern version of Roosvelt & comes with an efficient new deal!(all the world must work & try to surpass the crisis,not just Obama)
However,Obama is a politicsman,i don't except a lot when it comes to international politics,it will be all based on the intrests !!No permanent enemies or permanent friends,only permanent intrests,& i do not blame him,he must do what's best for his homeland!
Congrats again,& hope for the best!
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Posted 1/21/09
No matter how bad he does, he's not going to fail as hard as Dubya Bush, that's pretty much a given.
Posted 1/21/09
He's just starting to work.
Don't pounce and gang up on him [so early. (lol)].

Do they have this saying, "and so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

Not to mention, what Obama said about "hardships," "risk takers," "opportunists," etc.
Posted 1/21/09
hmm i'd say it was a fine speech but we just have to wait and see what kind of actions he'll do.
why are there people so negative about him? :/ just give him a chance

i wonder how he'll do it since bush used almost the whole budget from the white house or something like that o.O (readed it in a news paper)
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QuasimodoSunday wrote:

Ever so cynical, eh Allhailodin?

Seriously though, I agree that Obama is not a god. I'd sooner choose Ron Paul over him. Still, I do hope he will do well and make enough good decisions to make at least a significant part of his vision true(That and I'm black and I would love to see our nation's first black president do well). After all there are other famous people who had a vision most people at the time would scoff at for being too idealistic yet they are able to make at least of their visions become reality. What makes Obama's vision any less plausible?

I understand your cynicism but keep in mind that just because someone has a vision and an ideal doesn't mean that it can not become an reality.

But then again I'm sorta an opportunist/pragmatist when it comes to politics anyways. Oh well


I don't have any interest in politics at all, I don't give a damn who becomes president or who becomes senator or any of that shit, All I know is we have a shitload of fucking idiots running this country, which we elected for the most part, then we wonder why things are so screwed up. It's pure stupidity.

Sure obama has a vision and sure it could possibly become a reality, but to do any of what he want to taxes will go up, and gov funding will be cut. Its how it works, obama has a .01 % chance of turning america around 100%, while it is possible, the chances of it actually happening are so low, its not worth investing time and billions of dollars into.

Sure be an opportunist or pragmatist when it comes to politics, waste your time while accomplishing nothing, politics are a total waste of time. I just don't care about them. All I know is stupid politishions screwed america up, then those same idiot politishions compalin about it while doing nothing, btw I have no idea if i spelled politishions right, i just spelled it the way it sounded.
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Allhailodin wrote:


QuasimodoSunday wrote:

Ever so cynical, eh Allhailodin?

Seriously though, I agree that Obama is not a god. I'd sooner choose Ron Paul over him. Still, I do hope he will do well and make enough good decisions to make at least a significant part of his vision true(That and I'm black and I would love to see our nation's first black president do well). After all there are other famous people who had a vision most people at the time would scoff at for being too idealistic yet they are able to make at least of their visions become reality. What makes Obama's vision any less plausible?

I understand your cynicism but keep in mind that just because someone has a vision and an ideal doesn't mean that it can not become an reality.

But then again I'm sorta an opportunist/pragmatist when it comes to politics anyways. Oh well


I don't have any interest in politics at all, I don't give a damn who becomes president or who becomes senator or any of that shit, All I know is we have a shitload of fucking idiots running this country, which we elected for the most part, then we wonder why things are so screwed up. It's pure stupidity.

Sure obama has a vision and sure it could possibly become a reality, but to do any of what he want to taxes will go up, and gov funding will be cut. Its how it works, obama has a .01 % chance of turning america around 100%, while it is possible, the chances of it actually happening are so low, its not worth investing time and billions of dollars into.

Sure be an opportunist or pragmatist when it comes to politics, waste your time while accomplishing nothing, politics are a total waste of time. I just don't care about them. All I know is stupid politishions screwed america up, then those same idiot politishions compalin about it while doing nothing, btw I have no idea if i spelled politishions right, i just spelled it the way it sounded.


"I don't have any interest in politics at all, I don't give a damn who becomes president or who becomes senator or any of that shit, All I know is we have a shitload of fucking idiots running this country, which we elected for the most part, then we wonder why things are so screwed up. It's pure stupidity".

I agree politics are fucked up but it doesn't mean it it always have to be THAT WAY. I think politics could always be better.

"Sure obama has a vision and sure it could possibly become a reality, but to do any of what he want to taxes will go up, and gov funding will be cut. Its how it works, obama has a .01 % chance of turning america around 100%, while it is possible, the chances of it actually happening are so low, its not worth investing time and billions of dollars into".

A small chance is better then none, right? And Obama already have some plans for change being concocted(I.e revoking the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, shutting down Guatonemo Bay, pulling our troops from Iraq, etc).

"Sure be an opportunist or pragmatist when it comes to politics, waste your time while accomplishing nothing, politics are a total waste of time. I just don't care about them. All I know is stupid politishions screwed america up, then those same idiot politishions compalin about it while doing nothing, btw I have no idea if i spelled politishions right, i just spelled it the way it sounded"

As I said, I agree that politics are messed up.Still , I believe that politics are important and I'm still going to participate in voting.
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Posted 1/25/09
I couldnt care less. I just hope that americans will turn to their own problems and leave the rest of the world alone.
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Posted 1/25/09
wonder what george washington would think
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Posted 1/26/09
He stutters.. he let Al'Qaeda terrorist free from Guantanamo Bay.. wow what a star, this is going to be promissing
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Posted 1/26/09

QuasimodoSunday wrote:


Allhailodin wrote:


QuasimodoSunday wrote:

Ever so cynical, eh Allhailodin?

Seriously though, I agree that Obama is not a god. I'd sooner choose Ron Paul over him. Still, I do hope he will do well and make enough good decisions to make at least a significant part of his vision true(That and I'm black and I would love to see our nation's first black president do well). After all there are other famous people who had a vision most people at the time would scoff at for being too idealistic yet they are able to make at least of their visions become reality. What makes Obama's vision any less plausible?

I understand your cynicism but keep in mind that just because someone has a vision and an ideal doesn't mean that it can not become an reality.

But then again I'm sorta an opportunist/pragmatist when it comes to politics anyways. Oh well


I don't have any interest in politics at all, I don't give a damn who becomes president or who becomes senator or any of that shit, All I know is we have a shitload of fucking idiots running this country, which we elected for the most part, then we wonder why things are so screwed up. It's pure stupidity.

Sure obama has a vision and sure it could possibly become a reality, but to do any of what he want to taxes will go up, and gov funding will be cut. Its how it works, obama has a .01 % chance of turning america around 100%, while it is possible, the chances of it actually happening are so low, its not worth investing time and billions of dollars into.

Sure be an opportunist or pragmatist when it comes to politics, waste your time while accomplishing nothing, politics are a total waste of time. I just don't care about them. All I know is stupid politishions screwed america up, then those same idiot politishions compalin about it while doing nothing, btw I have no idea if i spelled politishions right, i just spelled it the way it sounded.


"I don't have any interest in politics at all, I don't give a damn who becomes president or who becomes senator or any of that shit, All I know is we have a shitload of fucking idiots running this country, which we elected for the most part, then we wonder why things are so screwed up. It's pure stupidity".

I agree politics are fucked up but it doesn't mean it it always have to be THAT WAY. I think politics could always be better.

"Sure obama has a vision and sure it could possibly become a reality, but to do any of what he want to taxes will go up, and gov funding will be cut. Its how it works, obama has a .01 % chance of turning america around 100%, while it is possible, the chances of it actually happening are so low, its not worth investing time and billions of dollars into".

A small chance is better then none, right? And Obama already have some plans for change being concocted(I.e revoking the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, shutting down Guatonemo Bay, pulling our troops from Iraq, etc).

"Sure be an opportunist or pragmatist when it comes to politics, waste your time while accomplishing nothing, politics are a total waste of time. I just don't care about them. All I know is stupid politishions screwed america up, then those same idiot politishions compalin about it while doing nothing, btw I have no idea if i spelled politishions right, i just spelled it the way it sounded"

As I said, I agree that politics are messed up.Still , I believe that politics are important and I'm still going to participate in voting.



A small chance is better then none, right? And Obama already have some plans for change being concocted(I.e revoking the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, shutting down Guatonemo Bay, pulling our troops from Iraq, etc).


Pshs, a 0.01 % chance isn't worth my time, for that small a number, america can stay fucked up.

And as far as im concerned, the army's don't ask dont tell policy is perfectly fine, so why change it ?


As I said, I agree that politics are messed up.Still , I believe that politics are important and I'm still going to participate in voting.


Hell im 19 and i haven't registered to vote yet, doubt I will either. seems like a waste of my time, since i dont really care who becomes president, thus voting on a president isn't something i feel like doing.
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Raurtom wrote:

He stutters.. he let Al'Qaeda terrorist free from Guantanamo Bay.. wow what a star, this is going to be promissing


He is actually closing the prison, and he will send the prisoners to Europe.
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Allhailodin wrote:


QuasimodoSunday wrote:


Allhailodin wrote:


QuasimodoSunday wrote:

Ever so cynical, eh Allhailodin?

Seriously though, I agree that Obama is not a god. I'd sooner choose Ron Paul over him. Still, I do hope he will do well and make enough good decisions to make at least a significant part of his vision true(That and I'm black and I would love to see our nation's first black president do well). After all there are other famous people who had a vision most people at the time would scoff at for being too idealistic yet they are able to make at least of their visions become reality. What makes Obama's vision any less plausible?

I understand your cynicism but keep in mind that just because someone has a vision and an ideal doesn't mean that it can not become an reality.

But then again I'm sorta an opportunist/pragmatist when it comes to politics anyways. Oh well


I don't have any interest in politics at all, I don't give a damn who becomes president or who becomes senator or any of that shit, All I know is we have a shitload of fucking idiots running this country, which we elected for the most part, then we wonder why things are so screwed up. It's pure stupidity.

Sure obama has a vision and sure it could possibly become a reality, but to do any of what he want to taxes will go up, and gov funding will be cut. Its how it works, obama has a .01 % chance of turning america around 100%, while it is possible, the chances of it actually happening are so low, its not worth investing time and billions of dollars into.

Sure be an opportunist or pragmatist when it comes to politics, waste your time while accomplishing nothing, politics are a total waste of time. I just don't care about them. All I know is stupid politishions screwed america up, then those same idiot politishions compalin about it while doing nothing, btw I have no idea if i spelled politishions right, i just spelled it the way it sounded.


"I don't have any interest in politics at all, I don't give a damn who becomes president or who becomes senator or any of that shit, All I know is we have a shitload of fucking idiots running this country, which we elected for the most part, then we wonder why things are so screwed up. It's pure stupidity".

I agree politics are fucked up but it doesn't mean it it always have to be THAT WAY. I think politics could always be better.

"Sure obama has a vision and sure it could possibly become a reality, but to do any of what he want to taxes will go up, and gov funding will be cut. Its how it works, obama has a .01 % chance of turning america around 100%, while it is possible, the chances of it actually happening are so low, its not worth investing time and billions of dollars into".

A small chance is better then none, right? And Obama already have some plans for change being concocted(I.e revoking the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, shutting down Guatonemo Bay, pulling our troops from Iraq, etc).

"Sure be an opportunist or pragmatist when it comes to politics, waste your time while accomplishing nothing, politics are a total waste of time. I just don't care about them. All I know is stupid politishions screwed america up, then those same idiot politishions compalin about it while doing nothing, btw I have no idea if i spelled politishions right, i just spelled it the way it sounded"

As I said, I agree that politics are messed up.Still , I believe that politics are important and I'm still going to participate in voting.



A small chance is better then none, right? And Obama already have some plans for change being concocted(I.e revoking the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, shutting down Guatonemo Bay, pulling our troops from Iraq, etc).


Pshs, a 0.01 % chance isn't worth my time, for that small a number, america can stay fucked up.

And as far as im concerned, the army's don't ask dont tell policy is perfectly fine, so why change it ?


As I said, I agree that politics are messed up.Still , I believe that politics are important and I'm still going to participate in voting.


Hell im 19 and i haven't registered to vote yet, doubt I will either. seems like a waste of my time, since i dont really care who becomes president, thus voting on a president isn't something i feel like doing.


"Pshs, a 0.01 % chance isn't worth my time, for that small a number, america can stay fucked up.

And as far as im concerned, the army's don't ask dont tell policy is perfectly fine, so why change it ?"

As I said, people had the same sort of cynicism for other ideals in the past yet they are able to make some of them a reality. Take the "Civil Rights Act" for example. At the time many people thought it was unrealistic, and that we(Meaning "Black people") could never get our rights as a full citizen. Fortunately there are many other people who had hope that it'll work and they worked hard for it. Because the combination of hope and hard work, they are able to make that dream a reality even thought at the time the odds are so slim. It's because of the hard work, dedication and hope of those activists that I can apply to any college I want(provided of course that I worked hard for it. I'm against Affirmitive Action based purely on race, personally),be a successful person in life if I worked hard enough for my goals,you and I can be "cr buddies", and I can vote if I so wished.

In short, hard work, dedication, and preseverance, are the building blocks that can make a dream a reality even if the odds appear so slim. Hope and ideals are not enough. Hard work and dedication counts in order to make a dream come true.

Yeah I know your cynical self will get sick from reading this optimistic stance of mine, but I'm just sharing my thoughts. You don't have to agree with me or care(As I care about things like this). I'm just sharing how I feel about the concept of "hope".haha.

As for "don't ask, don't tell," my logic is this: If gays are allowed to have jobs and positions of power and be openly gay, then why can't they joined the military and be openly gay as well? It won't really effect anyone if someone is open about their sexuality, right?So why should people even care about it? I mean I'm personally closeted bisexual IRL and I probally will stay closeted, but if someone prefers to be open about their sexuality in jobs and are allowed to do so then why can't they be open about it in the military? Makes sense to me if they're open about it in the military as long as they don't effect anyone else.

"Hell im 19 and i haven't registered to vote yet, doubt I will either. seems like a waste of my time, since i dont really care who becomes president, thus voting on a president isn't something i feel like doing"

As I said, hard work, effort and determination can fuel the change you wanna see in the world. That's why I believe in voting. By voting I can participate in the change I want to see in America. I feel that voting is a better way of making change then to be passive and do nothing. Sure politics are fucked up and that it'll never work out EXACTLY the way I wanted it to work. But at least I know I put in some effort in my part.But its just me though.

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QuasimodoSunday wrote:


"Pshs, a 0.01 % chance isn't worth my time, for that small a number, america can stay fucked up.

And as far as im concerned, the army's don't ask dont tell policy is perfectly fine, so why change it ?"

As I said, people had the same sort of cynicism for other ideals in the past yet they are able to make some of them a reality. Take the "Civil Rights Act" for example. At the time many people thought it was unrealistic, and that we(Meaning "Black people") could never get our rights as a full citizen. Fortunately there are many other people who had hope that it'll work and they worked hard for it. Because the combination of hope and hard work, they are able to make that dream a reality even thought at the time the odds are so slim. It's because of the hard work, dedication and hope of those activists that I can apply to any college I want(provided of course that I worked hard for it. I'm against Affirmitive Action based purely on race, personally),be a successful person in life if I worked hard enough for my goals,you and I can be "cr buddies", and I can vote if I so wished.

In short, hard work, dedication, and preseverance, are the building blocks that can make a dream a reality even if the odds appear so slim. Hope and ideals are not enough. Hard work and dedication counts in order to make a dream come true.

Yeah I know your cynical self will get sick from reading this optimistic stance of mine, but I'm just sharing my thoughts. You don't have to agree with me or care(As I care about things like this). I'm just sharing how I feel about the concept of "hope".haha.

As for "don't ask, don't tell," my logic is this: If gays are allowed to have jobs and positions of power and be openly gay, then why can't they joined the military and be openly gay as well? It won't really effect anyone if someone is open about their sexuality, right?So why should people even care about it? I mean I'm personally closeted bisexual IRL and I probally will stay closeted, but if someone prefers to be open about their sexuality in jobs and are allowed to do so then why can't they be open about it in the military? Makes sense to me if they're open about it in the military as long as they don't effect anyone else.

"Hell im 19 and i haven't registered to vote yet, doubt I will either. seems like a waste of my time, since i dont really care who becomes president, thus voting on a president isn't something i feel like doing"

As I said, hard work, effort and determination can fuel the change you wanna see in the world. That's why I believe in voting. By voting I can participate in the change I want to see in America. I feel that voting is a better way of making change then to be passive and do nothing. Sure politics are fucked up and that it'll never work out EXACTLY the way I wanted it to work. But at least I know I put in some effort in my part.But its just me though.




As I said, people had the same sort of cynicism for other ideals in the past yet they are able to make some of them a reality. Take the "Civil Rights Act" for example. At the time many people thought it was unrealistic, and that we(Meaning "Black people") could never get our rights as a full citizen. Fortunately there are many other people who had hope that it'll work and they worked hard for it. Because the combination of hope and hard work, they are able to make that dream a reality even thought at the time the odds are so slim. It's because of the hard work, dedication and hope of those activists that I can apply to any college I want(provided of course that I worked hard for it. I'm against Affirmitive Action based purely on race, personally),be a successful person in life if I worked hard enough for my goals,you and I can be "cr buddies", and I can vote if I so wished.


True


As for "don't ask, don't tell," my logic is this: If gays are allowed to have jobs and positions of power and be openly gay, then why can't they joined the military and be openly gay as well? It won't really effect anyone if someone is open about their sexuality, right?So why should people even care about it? I mean I'm personally closeted bisexual IRL and I probally will stay closeted, but if someone prefers to be open about their sexuality in jobs and are allowed to do so then why can't they be open about it in the military? Makes sense to me if they're open about it in the military as long as they don't effect anyone else.


You make a valid argument, but you did post your bi on a forum, so being able to stay a closet bi isn't really gonna happen anymore. I'm guessing your bi because your too damn lazy to care about picking a sexual preference ?
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Allhailodin wrote:

Hell im 19 and i haven't registered to vote yet, doubt I will either. seems like a waste of my time, since i dont really care who becomes president, thus voting on a president isn't something i feel like doing.


YOU ARE SO COOL.

Not caring makes you cool, right? Do you smoke too? I heard smoking makes you cool.
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