Barack Obama And The Death of Normal
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 9 years ago
This about sums it all up. From David Simon:


http://davidsimon.com/ine...ack-obama/




SUCK ON IT, TEABAGS!
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Posted by Larry W. Dann (+52) 9 years ago
An excellent post and so true in these uncertain times.
At least we are going to be moving forward for the next 4 years instead of backwards.
When I volunteered for the military back in the mid 60`s, they taught us to march as a unit, turn left together, turn right together, to the rear march together...not once did they try to teach us to march backwards. `Nuf said
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 9 years ago
Great article Bob L and good point of view, Larry Dean... thanks Bob for finding the article as it is very significant..
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3245) 9 years ago
A great read and so right on. Thanks for posting.
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+819) 9 years ago
Truly a wonderful article. Thanks for posting it!
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1334) 9 years ago
In a way, that makes me proud to be an American.

[This message has been edited by Steve Sullivan (11/8/2012)]
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Posted by ABE (+421) 9 years ago
Forwards,backwards, it's all the same. It just matters which way your facing at the time.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+163) 9 years ago
Isn't life a viscious cycle?
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 9 years ago
Or is life a viscous puddle of drool? I don't know. Your spelling confuses me.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+163) 9 years ago
Bob, I'll apoligize to you for not being a national spelling bee finalist. I'm sure your perfection in life knows no bounds. I'm simply one of the working folks that most of you on here claim to be rooting for with your opinions and views. I have spent my life in the trenches helping to keep the wheels of this nation turning rather than on high as perhaps one who criticizes others for mispelling on a local forum. Again, sorry for confusing you.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3245) 9 years ago
It is an interesting article. Since we have a special needs little guy at our house, we dropped the word "Normal" and use the word "Typical" as it seems more appropriate when referencing differences.

When we get into discussions about spelling and grammar..it brings to mind the vicious thug who shot the representative in Arizona. He was just given a life term. One thing he liked about himself is that he was a Grammar Nazi. I did some research and that is very scary!
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 9 years ago
Right Tom Kat. All you do is give give give while those of us who disagree with you are takers. Typical load of GOP horse poop.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17343) 9 years ago
The GOP....always playing the wounded card.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+163) 9 years ago
Liberals...always labeling those who disagree...
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17343) 9 years ago
Tom Cat.....always labeling, labeling, labeling.

You could get your head out of the south, and smarten up, now that you live in MC.

But I suspect that is too much to ask for.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+163) 9 years ago
Gunnar, I came here with plenty smarts and what I didn't know I'm learning fast. For example I know most of the people here do not think the same way as the few of you on here that are so vocal. I also apparently understand more about voting trends than I thought. You seem to be under the impression that since Obama won the election that everyone that voted for him is of the same opinions and thoughts as you. Perhaps you've never heard of people voting for the lessor of evils. I also understand that government is necessary but the more opportunities slung to the populace, the more fraud there will be, the specifics of which I have more experience with being where I'm from that you do here, or maybe I have knowledge of fraud so uncommon here you choose not to believe me. And that is one of the mistakes I have made on here is attempting to discuss or perhaps inform some of you that have no experience or prior knowledge in some of the ways these opportunities are being manipulated, the result of which will be to the detriment of us all. Oh, a disclaimer if I may, the system is being manipulated by every sort of person there may be so I am not pointing fingers at any particular group and you will be experiencing more of it here as time goes on but go ahead and run down the messenger because you don't like the message.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9197) 9 years ago
Apparently, there's an embargo on vertical white space in the south, so he had to leave it there when he moved north.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 9 years ago
For example I know most of the people here do not think the same way as the few of you on here that are so vocal.


Introducing Denny Rehberg, the new Senator from Montana. Oh, wait. That's right...
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17343) 9 years ago
You seem to be under the impression that since Obama won the election that everyone that voted for him is of the same opinions and thoughts as you.


Ummm....when did I say that?

I give you a little free advice, to help you get your head out of your ass.

The country isn't made up of conservatives and liberals. It is made up of people of many different opinions. They are called "moderates". A majority of them voted against Republican extremism in the last election.

I disagree with Obama on a lot of issues, but when comparing the alternative, the choice was a no-brainer.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+163) 9 years ago
Buck I can assure you Denny was the lessor of two evils for some.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17343) 9 years ago
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Posted by Tom Cat (+163) 9 years ago
Gunnar my head isn't in my ass it sits just as squarly on my shoulders as yours does. You are right we have differnet opinions but when I came on here, because I have different experiences and opinions, I immediately became the object of riducule and I have elected to not run and hide because I, just as all of you do, believe I am right.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
Buck I can assure you Denny was the lessor of two evils for some.


I'd challenge the implication that Senator Tester is evil...
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17343) 9 years ago
I agree with Richard. Senator Tester is a great guy.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 9 years ago
Some, most, math is hard.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3245) 9 years ago
Senator Tester is able to represent the people of the State of Montana. Not Grover Norquist. We will see what Mr. Daines will be able to do since he, like Denny, is a pledge signer. Two years may be the max for that office as well. People are getting wise:-)
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 9 years ago
Senator Tester is a great guy and very down to earth in person...He appears to be "just folks" and we really love him in our house...glad he made it to the second term and IMO he isn't even close to being undesirable like Rehberg...apparently a lot of Montana folks thought the same as Rehberg lost by a fairly larger margin than predicted...
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 9 years ago
I had to laugh at the Romney/Rehberg commercials. All of those attempts to paint Tester as an Obama minion may have been effective but apparently taking it to the next level - "I need Denny Rehberg in the Senate" didn't work out so well.
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+57) 8 years ago
Bob II, sorry to have to tell you this, but your spelling is not so hot either.....the word is spelled VICIOUS!
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 8 years ago
Tom Cat wrote:
Isn't life a viscious cycle?

Bob Netherton II wrote:
Or is life a viscous puddle of drool? I don't know. Your spelling confuses me.

Dorothea Dyba Sturges wrote:
Bob II, sorry to have to tell you this, but your spelling is not so hot either.....the word is spelled VICIOUS!

Merriam-Webster wrote:
vis┬Ěcous
Adjective. Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity.

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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 8 years ago
I missed the death of discourse. Was it with a whimper or a bang? Are there only pissing contests? Some of my favorite MC posters have, it seems, jumped on the "dog pile" band wagon.

Oh! Larry, thanks, I have always wanted to use that emoticon.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 8 years ago
The reason this is new and not an edit. After posting, it occurred to me that ending the initial post in this thread with "SUCK ON IT, TEABAGGERS" may not have been conductive to civil discourse.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9922) 8 years ago
--viscous puddle of drool
--vicious puddle of drool


Interesting choices.

We could also try:

vacuous puddle of drool
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 8 years ago
The next time I side step a splat of mucous on the side walk I'll be pondering the meaning of life, and wondering if it is vacuous, viscous or just vicious. As I study the green globs, I'm thinking my life is pretty vacuous.
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Posted by Oddjob (+194) 8 years ago
"You want to lead in America? Find a way to be entirely utilitarian - to address the most problems on behalf of the most possible citizens. That works. That matters."

--David Simon

Another Hollywood asshat without a clue.

15% real unemployment rate
50,000,000 people on Food Stamps
Highest poverty level since the "War on Poverty" began.
49% of US population on some form of government assistance.
$8,000,000,000,000 in new debt in 4 years
Economic growth rate in negative numbers
President who accepts responsibility for nothing.
Most America-hating, divisive man to ever occupy the Office.

Who is Simon describing here? Certainly not Barack Obama.

Aside from being one of the most racist articles I've seen posted here, completely uninformed as well.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9922) 8 years ago
I thought it might be viscose, but now I'm thinking it's likely a viscus puddle of drool.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1607) 8 years ago
I think Tucker is spot on!

Thanks Tucker.

FH
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 8 years ago
Hey Dot. I meant thick. Reading comprehension is important.
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