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Old 02-12-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Originally Posted by Robin Rossi View Post
Simple mis-reading from a simpleton.
If one or two mispronounced words makes him a simpleton, I guess GW was - ummmm - what's 10x lower than a simpleton?? LOL
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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You mean similar to the petty criticism lefties directed at President Bush?
There was a LOT more than "petty criticism" that man deserved... and in terms of picking on mispronunciations, what's good for the goose is good for the gander! Don't try (OP) to make something out to be a huge "flub," if you can't handle hearing all the flubs from past Presidents. Or do you all suffer from memory losses prior to Obama's election?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Deepest Darkest NZ
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My father was an Air Force lifer (master sergeant for his last ten years). He once was at a parade honoring a retiring General, and was acting as squadron (? it was a platoon sized unit and I ended up USMC so not sure) leader of one of seven squadrons on the parade grounds at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. I was in the stands as a twelve year old boy.

A bird colonel was giving the orders to march by the grandstand, present arms, etc. The squadrons had lined up and the Colonel, over a loudspeaker to which he was hooked up had told the squadron commanders to come forward, and each marched from the side of the squadron to go out front for some sort of presentation to the General.

The bird colonel looked down at his notes and said, "What the f**k comes next?" which blared out over the loudspeakers!! The band immediately struck up playing the Air Force Hymn. Don't know what happened to the Colonel regarding his error. But it was just that, a damned error. It took me half a dozen misspeaks by Dan Quayle before I knew he shouldn't be getting up before anyone at anytime.

All of us make mistakes in the words we say. Does anyone remember totally correct words that came back to haunt a president? "Mission accomplished!"
Exactly right! Everyone of us mis-speaks from time to time. The only reason anyone even started a thread about it is: Something else to complain about. Time must be hanging heavily on some folks hands.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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What language was that?

See, I'm glad you caught it........ If the President can do it so can I!!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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First it was 'Corpse-Men'. Now it's 'Sharp-nel' instead of Shrapnel. He also said “He took aim at one of the enemy machine teams and took it out....". Enemy Machine Teams? He should have said 'enemy machine gun teams'. This is very embarrassing to Sergeant Clinton Romesha, the military and the nation as a whole.

Notice how the Sgt. Romesha is leaning away from Obama as he tries to put his hand on his arm? He is not impressed.


Vet who fought off Taliban attack awarded Medal of Honor - Yahoo! News
Yup, presidents say the darndest things don't they?


Rumors on the internets - YouTube
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Oh come on!!! Every public speaker uses cue cards, notes and/or teleprompters.
Or their hand:

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Closer inspection of a photo of Sarah Palin, during a speech in which she mocked President Obama for his use of a teleprompter, reveals several notes written on her left hand. The words "Energy", "Tax" and "Lift American Spirits" are clearly visible. There's also what appears to read as "Budget cuts" with the word Budget crossed out.


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Stefan Sirucek: EXCLUSIVE: Palin's Tea Party Crib Notes
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Ho Hum.....
Yup.

*Yawn*

Must be a slow day in Birfer Land.

Maybe Orly's on vacation?
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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What language was that?


lol
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