A Great Quote - Thanks to the unknown person who put so eloquently into words, what we think!

A Great Quote - Thanks to the unknown person who put so eloquently into words, what we think!

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” -- Author Unknown

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 1:17 PM

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very well said.

very well said.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy"-Winston Churchill
5 years 3 weeks ago, 1:27 PM

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Indeed a great quote

Thanks, Sam. It's true. This reflects the non-thinking mindset of the present general populace of the US, which seems to be guided, or perhaps led by the nose, by the glib liberal media, and by the irresponsible entertainment industry. "I want, I want, I want" seems to be the mantra of a huge number of the citizenry. Thus, "want" has come to be equated with "need" in their eyes.
In a comment to a previous post, I indicted the parents of the last couple of generations, whose failure to instill in their offspring an understanding and appreciation of truth and honest values has resulted in the attitude reflected above.
In some recent posts, Runawaygun has shown us his understanding of his responsibility to properly raise his child to become a responsible citizen. I wholeheartedly applaud him and his wife. Would that his estimable actions will spread throughout the nation, so that this generation may be reclaimed.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 3 weeks ago, 2:14 PM

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In retrospect it was probably the biggest mistake our nation has made.. We all know, and "we" in this room KNEW that he was nothing but an empty suit.. Think of it, he'd never run so much as a fast food counter, and was only half way thru his first term as Senator, all of which he had spent campaigning of course.. From academia to politics... a "community organizer".. What pray tell does a community organizer do..

I'm serious here, ive yet to hear an explanation of what exactly a community organizer does.. I would think that would be in the volunteer category of jobs.. We know how well paid it was so i assume it must be pretty hard work.. enough sarcasm.. the fact is as we all know that he was groomed from day 1 to be a politician, and that's part of the problem. There should be no job that's titled "politician" .. That should be a position one might be elected to after serving in other jobs.. but not a job that ends in itself..

Ok, now as to the "multitude of fools" thing.. I'm not so sure on this.. in some ways it was Americas finest hour. As much as i hated the thought of this arrogant, ultra liberal, zero skill (with the exception of amazing orating capabilities) fore mentioned empty suit and his "handlers" duping the public and moving into Pennsylvania Ave. The image this sent to the world.. After decades of the media, and those with an agenda painting the average American as prejudice..

This made up for all of it.. Knowing that the office of President of the United States. Really could be held by anyone.. That moment.. as much as it saddened me that we simply elected "form" over "function" .. For every kid in America regardless of thier color to know that they could achieve the highest office in the land.. That we really were a land of opportunity for all.. Proving that.. I guess it made up for it..

Now we have to get the stupid fuck out of there.. (sorry Lord)

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 2:15 PM

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ecaman,
I have not had the chance to read your post you mentioned. I understand what you are saying and acknowledge that my generation (generation X) is quite ambivalent. We have the 1/2 hour attention span (we grew up on sitcoms). But I also look at the baby boomer generation as a huge contributor to the vacillation we are experiencing as a voting public.

Here are my reasons.

The greatest generation lived through 2 world wars and an economic depression. They were good parents and did not want their offspring to suffer like they did so they worked real hard so their kids did not have to.
Enter the 1960's. Which generation was at the front of protests? Again, they wanted to receive something for nothing.
Enter politics today. The baby boomer generation is now in power politically and spreading the pandoras box lesson they learned from their parents. Getting something for being them.

I write in generalities, I assume most of the baby bomer gentlemen here on gunslot have worked hard, or are working hard for their amenities. Just like most of the gen X gentlemen here care enough to be aware of current events.

clint

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 2:37 PM

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I thought I was ready for my own car
as any teenager would. I talked to my
dad about the subject and he ask me
"How are you going to pay for it"

So when I was a junior in highschool
I got my 1st full time job.
My dad worked 2 jobs as long as I knew him
and it didn't hurt me a bit.

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 2:52 PM

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Hey Greg

One problem with what you wrote...in my opinion. The opinion of us as racists is only a media opinion...do we have prejudice of course and some of that will never go away. But we have been the leaders in race relations, not the followers. Anybody who has lived anywhere else in the world knows that other countries have WAY more problems than us. Australia was one of the biggest racists I have ever been around and that is no shit. Other countries are as well...
The US is always painted as greedy capitalists also...but we have been and continue to be the most generous nation on this earth and that is undisputed and not even close. It's all perception...and for Americans being portrayed as the Ugly American or Ugly tourist...that's also total bullshit, I find foreigners visiting the USA a lot worse than any Americans I have come across overseas--mostly it's jealousy.

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 3:15 PM

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I dunno about that,

I came across an American couple in Beijing that were the poster
children for "ugly American tourists", rude, obnoxious, demanding,
you name it. It was all that I could do to distance myself from them
(they were staying in the same hotel as I)

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 3:29 PM

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Hamp

I am not sure how much you have traveled...but I run across few people who have traveled as much as I have...now maybe you have, but of course there are always assholes...from every country. I am not disagreeing with that...just look at this bunch, haha! I am talking overall...I don't find Americans anywhere close to some of the French I have come across. I also see many rude Asians...who were not actually rude, but their ways just didn't translate to other cultures. I am talking on the whole...everywhere I go, when people find out I am American it is me they will talk with more than other people in the group. Actually, Australians are also treated pretty well. But overall and I am not talking outside military installations overseas...I mean away from those areas.

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 3:42 PM

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probably not as much

as you Pkato...or maybe, I spent the first 16 years of my life on a plane
(litterally). I agree with what you say and yes, the French are by far the
rudest travelers I have ever seen.

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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this

little paragraph was written by a Russian author,looking in,so to speak on the election of obama,i'll see if i can find out where i saw this first about a year ago.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 3 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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compared to some other nationalities. The Germans, for example, have a very bad reputation in Greece and Turkey. And I must say, Germans can be downright nasty to Americans. I speak some German and my last time there was not altogether pleasant. On the other hand I have been very well treated in Italy, Greece, and Muslim Turkey. In Italy it was almost embarrassing. In one restaurant they asked where we were from and when they found out, the guitarist broke out into "Home, home on the range!" in very loud tones. In another restaurant which we frequented, when we told them, "We go home now." the owner gave us two free bottles of wine to take with us. Britain was pretty good, too, though we Americans are very common there. Driving can prove interesting, however.

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 3:55 PM

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Driving in Britain.

I learned to drive in Scotland in 85' just before we moved back to the states. I
so do not miss shifting with my left hand, that was the pitts.

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 4:29 PM

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Schuyler

I agree with you...that's been my experience...they like us, they are intrigued by us and they are a bit envious of Americans...we are free spirits, usually honest who will tell it like it is...I have not been given a hard time for being American except one time by ANOTHER American...haha! He saw my high and tight haircut and came over to me at an outside bar in Nana Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand complaing about Bush...I told him politely that I only wanted to drink beer and watch girls...but he insisted on telling me how he had more freedom in Thailand than he would in the US under Bush...after about 20 minutes of his ranting and my friends laughing at me, I simply stated this:

"Sir, I will continue to listen to you bash OUR President and will actually agree with you if you will do one thing for me". He asked me what I wanted him to do...so I said, "Sir, please walk out to the Soi (street) and yell at the top of your lungs, in Thai or English, The King of Thailand is a cocksucker!" I told him if does that and makes it back alive, I will talk with him all afternoon! He stormed off and never returned...Idiot. Now that American was rude!

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They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone
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5 years 3 weeks ago, 4:42 PM

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Guy is in the hospital all beat up. Doc asks what happened to him. He says he accidentally startled a Viet Cong soldier and told him, "Ho Chi Minh is a cocksucker" and the Viet Kong said, "Nixon is a cocksucker." "So, you two got into a fight?" asks the Doc. "No," the guy says. "We were in the middle of the road shaking hands and laughing when a tank ran over us."

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