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Speak Out 8/2/12

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Obama's remarks

When Barack Obama went off the teleprompter recently and stuck his foot in his mouth about business people and the fact that "they didn't build that," he completely missed the point he was making. Certainly we all benefit from the teachers, roads and bridges and other infrastructure items that help all of us. However, it is the smart and industrious who benefit the most, who take what's there and add to it to create value. The entrepreneurs share those roads and bridges with the lazy, the stupid, the selfish, the dishonest and, yes, even with the liberal progressives who don't understand anything. It is still the individual intelligence, the individual extra effort, the individual creativity that produce the most successful business people.

Obama Olympics

Hey, athletes. You didn't win that! You didn't build the airplane that took you to London or the swimming pool or the stadium. Someone else must have done all the hard work to get you there. Welcome to Obama Olympics.

Primary election

Aug. 7 is the primary. Please, please get out and vote and clean up this mess.


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How about this from Mit in 2002, during his speech at the Opening Ceremonies at the Winter Olympics...

"You Olympians, however, know you didn't get here solely on your own power. For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them".

Sounds kind of familiar doesn't it, but of course it's different when Mit says it because he's a Republician.

-- Posted by Username1 on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 1:01 AM

Obama's remarks: "It is still the individual intelligence, the individual extra effort, the individual creativity that produce the most successful business people". Wanted to repeat this statement because this is what built the USA and not what the government can give me free thinking.

Obama Olympics: Believe its call the 2012 London Olympics. Obama doesn't have anything to do with it, the USA sponsors of the teams and their parents and friends who supported the athletics since they were very young are the ones that we should show our appreciation of a job well done.

Go team USA!!

It is so hot in SEMO...yesterday I saw a snake with a stick so it could curl around it and get off the ground.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 7:34 AM

At least for me, statements made ten years ago don't carry the same weight as ones only a few months or weeks ago. I have changed my mind about a few things in the past ten years.

I do think a bit much is being made over President Obama's statement. And no, there is absolutely nothing he could do or say to convince me to support him. I know of no one personally who is enthusiastic about Mitt Romney, but given the alternative...

-- Posted by 356 on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 7:42 AM

semo471: It's called sarcasm. If obama had his way the athletes wouldn't be able to celebrate winning their medals because of all the infrastructure support they received.

-- Posted by Spartan301 on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 9:24 AM

It's called sarcasm. If obama had his way the athletes wouldn't be able to celebrate winning their medals because of all the infrastructure support they received.-- Posted by Spartan301 on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 9:24 AM

Spartan301: I realized it was sarcasm (wasn't born yesterday), just wanted to add my spin on it and compliment the people involved.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 10:45 AM

twitter news: UK Police Arrest Teen Over Malicious Tweets At Olympic Diver

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31...

-- Posted by chocolate thread on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 11:50 AM

Any politician calling my home phone or my cell phone WILL NOT GET MY VOTE!

-- Posted by lsmcneely on Thu, Aug 2, 2012, at 2:11 PM

i don't know why it was taken the wrong way about what President Obama said. People took it wrong because they wanted to. He merely states that the majority of successful businesses got help to make it where they are today. The majority of the help cam from the government. loans, assistance, tax breaks, etc. He wasn't lieing.

-- Posted by kcknown on Tue, Aug 7, 2012, at 1:28 PM


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