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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I prefer "ya'll" it is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
    "y'all" already sounds terrible. If you are going to write or type it, at least conjugate it properly.
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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    "y'all" already sounds terrible. If you are going to write or type it, at least conjugate it properly.
    You can only conjugate verbs, not pronouns.
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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I don't know. I have a lot more respect for a person who writes their own speech or at least studies it extensively beforehand. The way he reads from the teleprompters and never looks at the audience is almost disconcerting. When he's not looking at the teleprompter, we're looking up his nose and his use of hoity-toity language makes him look even more like a snob, at least in my eyes. I've also yet to see a speech which exudes passion. It all just seems so... scripted.
    Welcome to American politics. Of course it is highly scripted, otherwise we might just have that bloody exchange of powers. Everything we see on T.V. is carefully planned to present a certain image of the candidate and of the system itself. You will not find many Presidents who will write their own speech. Not because they are not intelligent, or articulate people, but because their whole division of communications has a duty to present the President, because every single word that comes out of the Presidents mouth will be highly scrutinized. It is a sad state of affairs that our Presidents, when in front of a camera, has to go into a robot mode, being fed text. But, that has become the entertainment and entertaining principles that our system now follows; if that mother-****er doesn't sound or look smart, then I am going to be infuriated.
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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Welcome to American politics. Of course it is highly scripted, otherwise we might just have that bloody exchange of powers. Everything we see on T.V. is carefully planned to present a certain image of the candidate and of the system itself. You will not find many Presidents who will write their own speech. Not because they are not intelligent, or articulate people, but because their whole division of communications has a duty to present the President, because every single word that comes out of the Presidents mouth will be highly scrutinized. It is a sad state of affairs that our Presidents, when in front of a camera, has to go into a robot mode, being fed text. But, that has become the entertainment and entertaining principles that our system now follows; if that mother-****er doesn't sound or look smart, then I am going to be infuriated.
    Three letters: J.F.K. He was the last good speaker. He actually had ideals and you could feel his passion when he spoke. The difference is he actually cared. Edit: notice he has speaking notes rather than a script.

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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    It means he doesn't know what he's going to say until he reads it form the teleprompter.

    Oh I'm sure he has a general idea but I have never seen a President or frankly any world leader that is so reliant on reading a teleprompter as he is.

    He never stops reading it...you can tell simply by the fact he never says anything past a sentence without reading it directly form the teleprompter.
    Majority of people will stop looking at their notes or teleprompter while speaking because they KNOW what they are saying.


    That cartoon I posted highlights the problem.. I have no doubt whatsoever that if you put that line in a speech (...and didn't highlight it) he'd say it before realizing what he said.

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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    "y'all" already sounds terrible. If you are going to write or type it, at least conjugate it properly.
    What do you mean it sounds terrible? I think it is cool. I think the dialect diversity of the US is part of its cultural richness - whether it be my native rural New England dialect or variations of the Southern dialect.
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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Oh my God, can you guys please dispense with this pity party already? This isn't the ****ing "teleprompter thread," it's "Economic Crisis Not As Bad Thread." Seriously, you all sound like a bunch of jealous high school girls.

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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Oh my God, can you guys please dispense with this pity party already? This isn't the ****ing "teleprompter thread," it's "Economic Crisis Not As Bad Thread." Seriously, you all sound like a bunch of jealous high school girls.
    I just get a kick of how bad the "crisis" was when he was running for president and Bush was in the Oval Office, but just a couple of months later (when by all measures the situation is WORSE than it was a few months ago) he says the crisis isn't really that bad.

    This has nothing to do with him being President Teleprompter and more to do with intellectual dishonesty.
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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I just get a kick of how bad the "crisis" was when he was running for president and Bush was in the Oval Office, but just a couple of months later (when by all measures the situation is WORSE than it was a few months ago) he says the crisis isn't really that bad.

    This has nothing to do with him being President Teleprompter and more to do with intellectual dishonesty.
    Yeah because the Bush's, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Nixon...they sure were all honest. But Obama, he's different because he's saying things the American public doesn't believe or that are contrary to what he said when he was campaigning.

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    Re: Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Yeah because the Bush's, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Nixon...they sure were all honest. But Obama, he's different because he's saying things the American public doesn't believe or that are contrary to what he said when he was campaigning.

    Is this threat about Bush, et. al.? No. This thread is about a man who campaigned on "Change."
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