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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:40 PM
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Oh yeah...It's now PRESIDENT Obama
I went to change.gov to offer a comment on education and saw this:



How could I mess that up????
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:43 PM
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1. LOL
I'm still giddy with delight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQuyV6KEahQ
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:09 PM
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12. Me, too!
I feel like I'm on some wonderful drug. B-)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:45 PM
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2. Rather than girding myself to go to WH website, am now looking forward to it.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:48 PM
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3. You know when you wake up from a nightmare
and you realize it was a nightmare, but you still feel a knot in you stomach from the fear. That's kind of what I feel like. Someone earlier posted a picture of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton sitting in the oval office talking and for a nanosecond I wondered how they got access. I had to laugh.

:silly:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:29 PM
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6. Fear keeps one in place, we must move forward!
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:26 PM
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4. It Upsets Me Now When News Commentators Call Him Barack Obama or .....
Obama and don't call him by his rightful title - that of - President Obama. I've been noticing that a lot of the news people won't acknowledge that he is now the President.

As long as I'm on a rant - the other thing that bothers me is that many of the RW talking heads, Bush apologists and Repugs always preface their comments with something like - "In the spirit of bipartisanship I want to say ......" and then they go on to make highly partisan comments. I don't know who they think they are fooling.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:33 PM
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7. Tweety still calls him "Barack"
How about some respect, there Chris?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:06 PM
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9. Even NPR tends to refer to him as "Mister" Obama and not "President" Obama.
Makes my blood boil. Next fund drive I am gonna call them up and say here's why you AREN'T getting any money from me right now.
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johnlucas Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:06 PM
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11. This is reminiscent of "respect" titles to Blacks in days past
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 10:07 PM by johnlucas
My late grandmother (R.I.P.) used to tell me how back when she was growing up how White people would never give a Black an honorary title like "Mister" or "Missus" or "Madam" preferring to call them "Uncle" or "Aunt" instead. This was when they "respected" you. For example: Beauregard McDuffie, a White man, and Joe Johnson, a Black man would in those days be called "Mr. McDuffie" and "Uncle Joe". Sarah Livingsworth, a married White woman, and Ella Mae Jackson, a married Black woman, would be called "Mrs. Livingsworth" and "Aunt Ella Mae".

I noticed this bullshit from the media too. It is now "President Obama" when you refer to him formally. "Mr. Obama" & "Barack" will not do when referring to the President of the United States. If you're gonna hear Dubya be called "President Bush" & "The Honorable President George W. Bush", we DAMN sure are gonna hear "President Obama".

In the words of our illustrious President, "I won."
Respect the office, you media jackasses. It's the least you can do after not blowing the whistle on that crook the past 8 years.
John Lucas
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:36 AM
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14. that's perfectly normal.
Presidents are called "Mr." a lot. They did it with Bush all the time and I'm sure with former presidents before him. I noticed that Obama went from Senator to Mister right after he resigned his Senate seat. It's not disrespectful at all.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:37 PM
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13. Titles and honorifics are un-American.
Yes, if I spoke to him, I would address him as "Mr. President," but in third person references I would be more casual about applying titles. I have no objection to calling him "President Obama," but I wouldn't insist on it. "Mr. Obama" seems perfectly respectful to me, as he is a regular citizen, and that is part of American culture.

--imm
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:08 AM
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15. After 8 long years it's an absolute joy to say "Mr. President"
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 09:08 AM by Catshrink
without sarcasam or asterisks or as pResident.

We have a leader -- I hope he leads us the right way.

:hi:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:54 AM
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16. I absolutely share that feeling.
I take some pride and pleasure in bestowing that respect to people who have earned it and deserve it. But in general, I think that our leaders must be treated as people not as royalty.

I always called Bush Bush. I think the name itself should accrue all the contempt and disrespect he earned. I think now that calling someone Bush displays more discredit than any contrived symbols.

I used to love asking my conservative friends if they thought Bush was smarter than they are. And that brings up a big point. I disagree with Obama on many things. But I also have confidence (so far) that he is seeing things in a bigger picture than me. And to some degree, I allow that he might be right in the long run. I haven't had that kind of a feeling since JFK.

:loveya: :hi:

--imm

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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:57 AM
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17. Well said..
I want someone smarter than I am running the country. The complexity of the job is immense.

And now the term "Bush League" has an added dimension.

:loveya:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:11 PM
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20. I say that about bosses too.
Is there anything worse than working for an idiot? OTOH, having a smart boss makes your job so much easier.

--imm
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:18 PM
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21. Any idiots we know?
hehehe :evilgrin:

I can't/shouldn't complain. They did pay my salary for 5 years that enabled me to go to school and get my teaching creds. But OMG Pamela!
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 03:58 PM
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22. Pamela: "I'm totally psychotic about that..."
Hee hee!

--imm
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:18 AM
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18. Remember Bush made his friends call him Mr. President - totally
weird. I'm ok with people calling him Barack. Makes it seem more like he really is the "people's president".
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:28 PM
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5. Well he DID win!
:wow: :applause: :bounce: :woohoo: I'm still pinching myself! "I peench!"
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:34 PM
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8. Pinch, pinch!
:woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:33 PM
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10. No peench! Peench!
:evilgrin: (I love that crab)
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:25 AM
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19. I prefer he be referred to always as
PRESIDENT Barack Hussein Obama.

I think his middle name should be emphasized as being part of our genuinely elected President's name as often as possible until the RW Fundie idiots all marginalize themselves beyond ever being a part of American politics ever again.
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