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mikemck wrote:
flyboy55 wrote:The thread has officially gone negative. Back to business as usual. I can see that my task of combating ignorance and illusion isn't over yet. :lol:
Somehow, you combating ignorance seems a bit like a fish combating water.
Can you not read? Can you not respect fellow BNers??? You have sour grapes... this thread became celebratory, and should continue that way. Don't be such a bad sport... take your grapes elsewhere. It's not that hard to start a new thread, or just s*** it up.

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Well, in the spirit of being congratulatory and celebratory, I'll share with you the song I've had stuck in my head all morning.

I got rice cooking in the microwave
Got a three day beard I don't plan to shave
And it's a goofy thing but I just gotta say
Hey I'm doing alright

Yeah I think I'll make me some homemade soup
Feelin pretty good and that's the truth
It's neither drink nor drug induced
No I'm just doin alright

It's been fifteen years since I left home
Said good luck to every seed I'd sown
Give it my best and then I left it alone
Oh...I hope their doin alright

Now I look in the mirror and what do I see?
A lone wolf there starin back at me
Long in the tooth but harmless as can be
Lord I guess he's doin alright

Sometimes it's lonely
Sometimes it's only me
And the shadows that fill this room
Sometimes I'm fallin
Desperately callin
Howlin at the moon...
Ahwoo!

Well I might go get me a new tattoo
Or take my old Harley for a three day cruise
Might even grow me a Fu Man Chu...
Oh Aww!

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neigborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?
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CaptainP wrote:
mikemck wrote:
CaptainP wrote:That goes a little bit against the interview I watched last week with Brian Moore. Moore said that Obama was definately NOT Socialist, and that he (Moore) would never vote for Obama.
Good for him. Unfortunately, that doesn't negate all that Obama has done or said.
Really? Because if you read what I typed, the message was that the SOCIALIST PARTY has come out and said that Barack Obama does not in any way represent what they believe in.

Mike, do ever read before replying to posts?
I think you're the one who's not reading others' posts. I never said anything about him being a socialist or representing the socialist party.
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East Texas Parrothead wrote:
LIPH wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:My paternal grandfather had a general store out in the country and one in town ... he gave credit to black farmers. For years, their children and grandchildren brought my daddy 1/2 a hog each fall ...
:o :lol: :o
pig, Larry ... not HOG ... [smilie=battingeyes.gif] [smilie=battingeyes.gif] [smilie=battingeyes.gif]
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mikemck wrote:
buffettbride wrote:
mikemck wrote: You guys are the ones calling us names.
UM, HELLLOOOO???? Pot-Kettle-BiRacial :roll:
mikemck wrote: I weep for America, too. We've just elected our first Marxist president.
Calling a Marxist a Marxist isn't a name. It's a description of his political beliefs. If I said, "We just elected our first Marxist a**hole", that would have been name calling.
http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/10/29 ... t-tv-show/

Mike, only clip I could find was from the Colbert Report. Sorry. Couldn't find the one I actually saw the other day. But watch this one, and then try to continue to call Obama a Socialist.
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mikemck wrote:
CaptainP wrote:
mikemck wrote:
CaptainP wrote:That goes a little bit against the interview I watched last week with Brian Moore. Moore said that Obama was definately NOT Socialist, and that he (Moore) would never vote for Obama.
Good for him. Unfortunately, that doesn't negate all that Obama has done or said.
Really? Because if you read what I typed, the message was that the SOCIALIST PARTY has come out and said that Barack Obama does not in any way represent what they believe in.

Mike, do ever read before replying to posts?
I think you're the one who's not reading others' posts. I never said anything about him being a socialist or representing the socialist party.
You called him a MARXIST ... take it and go somewhere else. Start your own post ... if you can't say something nice, just hush. And, have a little respect.

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East Texas Parrothead wrote:You called him a MARXIST ... take it and go somewhere else. Start your own post ... if you can't say something nice, just hush. And, have a little respect.
So then, being a Marxist is a bad thing?
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mikemck wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:You called him a MARXIST ... take it and go somewhere else. Start your own post ... if you can't say something nice, just hush. And, have a little respect.
So then, being a Marxist is a bad thing?
When it's not the truth, it is.
When it's meant to slap a guy who just made history, it is.
When it's tossed out there to get a reaction, it is.
When it's said in a CONGRATULATORY thread filled with hope and optimism, it is.

Please. Have some respect.

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mikemck wrote:So then, being a Marxist is a bad thing?
According to you it is.
mikemck wrote:I weep for America, too. We've just elected our first Marxist president.
I know you're just trying to bring those who are happy down. You obviously would prefer to egg everyone on instead of starting your own thread for people to complain and criticize. Get it out of your system and move on with your life.
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East Texas Parrothead wrote:
mikemck wrote:
East Texas Parrothead wrote:You called him a MARXIST ... take it and go somewhere else. Start your own post ... if you can't say something nice, just hush. And, have a little respect.
So then, being a Marxist is a bad thing?
When it's not the truth, it is.
When it's meant to slap a guy who just made history, it is.
When it's tossed out there to get a reaction, it is.
When it's said in a CONGRATULATORY thread filled with hope and optimism, it is.

Please. Have some respect.
What's disrespectful about calling him a Marxist? He seems to be pretty proud of his beliefs.
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mikemck wrote:What's disrespectful about calling him a Marxist? He seems to be pretty proud of his beliefs.
Tiki Bar wrote: Can you not read? Can you not respect fellow BNers??? You have sour grapes... this thread became celebratory, and should continue that way. Don't be such a bad sport... take your grapes elsewhere. It's not that hard to start a new thread, or just s*** it up.

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ETP, Tiki and Funk, ignore him. Let him vent, let him fume, just don't respond.

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. .ahem . . .

. .c'mon, everyone. . . please . . I, too agree that we can have a thread that just states a postive . .

. .congratulations and good luck to our new President . .
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Congratulations and Good luck to our new President-elect Obama! :D
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Congratulations to our new president...... looking forward to the future!!!
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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.
I promise you, we as a people will get there.
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I stayed up last night to watch President-elect Obama's speech from Grant Park. I had tears in my eyes, my wife who voted for McCain did also. I was glad I did. It was the best speech he has ever given.

I am proud to say that I voted for him. I have not felt this excited about a president in my life. I hope the 47% of the country that did not vote for him gets on board as he tries to unite this country.

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Frank4 wrote:I am proud to say that I voted for him. I have not felt this excited about a president in my life. I hope the 47% of the country that did not vote for him gets on board as he tries to unite this country.
And what, exactly, is Obama going to do to reach out to conservatives? How are we supposed to unite with a man who is pro-abortion, anti-1st and 2nd Amendment, wants to appoint anti-Constitution justices, and wants to bankrupt the coal industry?
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Frank4 wrote:I stayed up last night to watch President-elect Obama's speech from Grant Park. I had tears in my eyes, my wife who voted for McCain did also. I was glad I did. It was the best speech he has ever given.

I am proud to say that I voted for him. I have not felt this excited about a president in my life. I hope the 47% of the country that did not vote for him gets on board as he tries to unite this country.

It's a great day to be an American
I so agree, Frank. It was historic ... looking at all those faces in the crowd made me so proud of how far we've come since the anger that took place there in 1968 ... they were the faces of hope. I'm glad Obama appealed to our greater angels. The positive energy was palpable.

Rebecca Roberts from POTUS (Sirius Radio) was there last night and she said she had never seen anything like it. No loud cheering or pumping of the fists ... just restrained joy and hope. She said it was actually very quiet at times, respectful ...

I believe this man will work hard to deliver on his promise of unity ... I think he has the energy, will and stamina to work for all of us ... I don't think his skin is so thin that he won't listen to all sides ... I really believe this is the first time in a long time (and I'm 56) that we all have a voice in what happens. And, I pray we can return to the time of civil debate rather than demonizing the other side because they don't fall in line with our way of thinking.

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East Texas Parrothead wrote:
Frank4 wrote:I stayed up last night to watch President-elect Obama's speech from Grant Park. I had tears in my eyes, my wife who voted for McCain did also. I was glad I did. It was the best speech he has ever given.

I am proud to say that I voted for him. I have not felt this excited about a president in my life. I hope the 47% of the country that did not vote for him gets on board as he tries to unite this country.

It's a great day to be an American
I so agree, Frank. It was historic ... looking at all those faces in the crowd made me so proud of how far we've come since the anger that took place there in 1968 ... they were the faces of hope. I'm glad Obama appealed to our greater angels. The positive energy was palpable.

Rebecca Roberts from POTUS (Sirius Radio) was there last night and she said she had never seen anything like it. No loud cheering or pumping of the fists ... just restrained joy and hope. She said it was actually very quiet at times, respectful ...

I believe this man will work hard to deliver on his promise of unity ... I think he has the energy, will and stamina to work for all of us ... I don't think his skin is so thin that he won't listen to all sides ... I really believe this is the first time in a long time (and I'm 56) that we all have a voice in what happens. And, I pray we can return to the time of civil debate rather than demonizing the other side because they don't fall in line with our way of thinking.
I just read your response and it's 10:15 and I have a tear in my eye right now. Those are not only beautiful words, but true words....thank you
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