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Old 10-20-2008, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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We can pull it off, this effort is intergenerational and truly the American Movement. It is respected throughout the world and they are cheering for as we are the future of the world and not the history of the United States as the others are.
Cool, so will you be marching on Poland after you negotiate the takeover of the Czech Republic or are you going to go ballz out and conquer Britain or France first? See, this is EXACTLY the kind of "we rule the world" crap that people in other countries hate about us. But, carry on...just call it what it is. The Bowel Movement.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:28 AM
 
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Cool, so will you be marching on Poland after you negotiate the takeover of the Czech Republic or are you going to go ballz out and conquer Britain or France first? See, this is EXACTLY the kind of "we rule the world" crap that people in other countries hate about us. But, carry on...just call it what it is. The Bowel Movement.
I think you're confusing optimistic idealism for nationalistic imperialism.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:29 AM
 
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That's because we are smarter.And cooler .
No, it's because you follow what's hip and popular rather than what's right.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I think you're confusing optimistic idealism for nationalistic imperialism.
Ah, so you're admitting that Obama's unbridled ambition to run the world is the "optimistic ideal?" Thanks!

Barack Obama vows to 'change the world' - Telegraph

Note the sarcastic tone and do be sure to read ALL of the comments that follow.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:30 AM
 
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Ah, so you're admitting that Obama's unbridled ambition to run the world is the "optimistic ideal?" Thanks!

Barack Obama vows to 'change the world' - Telegraph

Note the sarcastic tone and do be sure to read ALL of the comments that follow.
I don't know if we read the same article, but I saw several references to changing to world, and zero to Obama saying he wanted to "run the world". Could you point that out to me somewhere in that article?

Yes, he's optimistic, idealistic, and confident - which is why he's so attractive to us crazy young folk. Again, you confuse 'confidence', with 'cockiness', which is what Bush has in spades. He openly admits how his campaign got overconfident in New Hampshire. Looks like a man willing to admit errors, doesn't it?
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't know if we read the same article, but I saw several references to changing to world, and zero to Obama saying he wanted to "run the world". Could you point that out to me somewhere in that article?

Yes, he's optimistic, idealistic, and confident - which is why he's so attractive to us crazy young folk. Again, you confuse 'confidence', with 'cockiness', which is what Bush has in spades. He openly admits how his campaign got overconfident in New Hampshire. Looks like a man willing to admit errors, doesn't it?
I see, so it's "confidence" that makes a man who barely learned where the restrooms were in the Senate office building think he's qualified to be the President? "Confidence" that makes him mock a plumber and denigrate him for simply asking a question? "Confidence" that makes his campaign play the race card on people who have LONG RECORDS of fighting for the less fortunate? "Confidence" that keeps him from having press conferences and giving regular media access to his Blessed Self?

And, sorry, but you misread "optimism" and "idealism" as over-powering ambition and a sense of entitlement. Typical of the young in the "entitlement" factor, though. You are SO gullible in believing that a new, hip package contains something certainly fabulous and preferable over something tried-and-true. Heh, you're the people who buy bottled water unquestioningly because everyone else does and insist it's better for your health, while ignoring the fact that most of the stuff comes from a city water supply.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Plus you are a big fat liar. Registration to vote for this election is over. Gosh. "The Dumbing of America: McCain/Palin's Base"
Really? Every state is different and although it is too late now to register in Texas, it isn't in every state.

Yes, "The Dumbing of America" and calling people big fat liars......how immature is that? Please don't make me have to retract an earlier post about young people being brighter than many older ones on these forums.

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Old 10-20-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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Plus you are a big fat liar. Registration to vote for this election is over. Gosh. "The Dumbing of America: McCain/Palin's Base"
Before you call someone a liar, you'd better make sure you know what you are talking about. Speaking of the dumbing down of America - you jut proved it. The deadline to register in Kansas is October 20th, today, just as I said. And just as I said, of all the young people I know, ONE has bothered to actually register.

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Old 10-20-2008, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Of all the young people I know (and I know a lot of them cause my kids are 19, 20 and 23 and when they are around - home from college - their friends are here too), only one has bothered to register to vote. And the deadline is tomorrow.
Both of mine, 21 and 24, are registered and have their ballots.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Both of mine, 21 and 24, are registered and have their ballots.
That's great Katiana. I hope all you parents out there remind your kids to vote on election day, too. You grandparents, too. Schlep on over to the phone and call your grandkids Nov. 4. Tell 'em Sarah Silverman wants 'em to vote!
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