Shelved by: MrClean on 2012-04-22
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Thought the joke was about obama. Not misspelling
No, it's about the irony of someone telling other people they have made a "misteak" while making an elementary one yourself.
lol...I love when dumb people try to speak out.
I hate people who hate obama. They only hate him because he's black and they think he can change the gas prices. That's the oil company and gas stations that do that!
I feel the same. He's not actually done anything that was really bad - it's pretty much all been bad luck and what Bush did.
It's not like he's taking away free school dinners for certain children who can't afford it, or giving more money to married people and nothing to single parents like a certain Prime Minister is doing.
Damn, even the guy who doesn't even live in America likes him!
I asked around to people why anybody hates Obama, and the only answer I got was "he didn't do everything he said he would do".
Exactly! He didn't actually do anything wrong. Yes, he's not delivering on everything he said he would but the economy hasn't allowed it, you can't just click your fingers and have everything change and what politician does deliver on everything??
With our PM, he's been making cuts which are necessary. But we hate him cause he's making cuts to parts we need like the military, police force, various parts of benefits, charities and schooling - basically the cuts are making poor people worse off, and not effecting people with money. Then he does his best to stop Clegg (deputy PM) from introducing the mansion tax, which means you get an extra tax if you have property worth more and earn over x-amount.
EDIT: Sorry for ranting - it just gets me that people are bitching so much about someone who's not really done anything bad when there are 1st world leaders who are self-fancying rich pricks
Congress is blocking his efforts as well.
And that too!
OH dear God, really? I'm just glad that when i get old and die I will at least remember when a country called America existed. That is before all the change. P.S. he's half white and too say we don't like him because he's black is the most ignorant statement ever. Side note: I'm glad he didn't do everything he said he would. Also ages please? I'm hoping you are all in college or in your death beds those are the only two excuses for this idiocy.
Look, I'm from the UK. Thus, I'm viewing things a lot more objectively than what you are as he doesn't really have much of an impact to us. I'm viewing it purely on a what has he done, then what he's done wrong and what he's done right as a result of that.
Frankly, practically the whole of Europe thinks his medical reform 'idea' would have been a brilliant step forward for America. Cause we have it already. And we know how good it is.
Also, a lot of the arguments I hear from people who don't like Obama boils down to trivial things. Such as the colour of his skin.
Also, America isn't a country dear, it's two continents. North America and South America. The country is called The United States of America or the USA not just America.
So please, enlighten me, oh great one. Why is Obama "One Big Ass Mistake, America"?
And BTW, age does not equal knowledge. If you were truly intelligent you'd know that.
First of all America is short for United States of America or the USA, don’t be a cunt and try to lecture me on how I didn’t realize that there are two continents with America in their name. Good for you did you learn a lot in 2nd grade geography yesterday and want to show it off. Secondly the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LOCATED ON THE CONTINENT OF NORTH AMERICA shouldn’t seek approval from these European countries that think Greece is fantastic, guess what they just found out the hard way big government equals economic collapse.
He is a mistake because he wants to make us more like Greece and dig our deficit into a bigger hole, He never got his budget approved and has wasted more money in his first 2 years than the Iraq and Afghanistan war cost in that same time…..point and case we have nothing to show for it. Our economy and unemployment are through the roofs, small businesses around the country are closing left and right. We are going to find out the hard way that “Change” didn’t mean good things were going to happen. Oh also our Country is 326 million people so health care reform wont work like it does in Europe because we have about as many people as any 5 of y’alls countries. Maybe state wide health care would work because then it’d be more manageable.
Oh also age doesn’t equal knowledge I agree, it does however equal experience and expertise so someone who is 15-23 might think that this Obama man is terrific people with more experience and expertise know otherwise.
Yes, I s'pose I was just trying to make a point, simply because your comment really rubbed me up the wrong way. So I decided to treat you like an idiot since you treated me like one.
I'll give you the fact that the States has a very big population for a First World Country, but it still doesn't mean that a Health Care System wouldn't work - really, how do you know when a good one has never been put into practice?
Don't even start to think that Greece's debt crisis is all to do with Health Insurance, and also, you think we adore a country which has gotten the whole of Europe into a big financial crisis? Yes, other countries didn't help much, but it was them joining the European Union which caused the start of the fall.
1st world countries with health care include... Hang on, too many to list. 1st world countries without health care include... USA annnnd.... Oh, just the USA. Here's a link; http://truecostblog.com/2009/08/09/countries-with-universal-healthcare-by-date/
And actually, USA does need to think about the rest of the world. It's rather arrogant to think otherwise. Especially since the States are not as powerful as it once was, and now there are bigger rising powers to watch (China and Russia, for example). Work needs to be made to create and improve relationships with out countries rather than make itself look like an idiot. Which is what Bush did. And the rest of the World, is a lot more impressed by the fact Obama was elected than anything else the States could have been done.
I'm pretty certain as well that the wars are coming to an end? Was that in sight with Bush? No. It wasn't. It takes time to bring troops home and it's now starting to happen.
And there is a very accurate saying; In order to make money, you first must spend money.
How's that for a 20 year old who actually researches her stuff? Also, because our schools actually teach us the importance of other countries ^_^ Fun times. Also, it appears they teach us better grammatical skills too!
Oh, and you'll find my 53 year old mother agrees that Obama is a good president and that his negative is the fact he's trying to please too many people.
Age doesn't necessarily mean expertise or experience.
Some last things, if you decide to reply, please do so in a manner with good grammatical structure as a wall of text is hard to read. And please also disclose your age, since I can't imagine you're that old with the amount of "oh also" which frequently popped up.
Last but not least, do not ever call me a cunt again.
INFORMATION ADDED: Greece actually has an Insurance Mandate; which means you HAVE to have some form of Health Insurance in place. It does not have the System at all which I'm suggesting would be a plus side for the States. Like what Sweden, one of the most enviable countries in the world, has - low unemployment rate and one of the few countries in the EU not to suffer from the debt crisis or suffer economically at all.
Look I'll be 100% clear here There is a right and a wrong in this world and doing the right thing for the wrong resons doesnt outweigh the fact that it was wrong and what makes the USA so great is we are all aloud to vote for what we personally belive I am a conservative and work my way through school so when I see a wasteful government, whcih bush also was, I get very upset that I work 30 hour weeks to get a 2.5 and be able to barley pass a masters program for ignorant people you, however aren't such an ignorant person so thank you for at least wasting part of my very valuable time looking at nonsense sources I deeply appreciate that. Best part is That neither of us will know whos right until a) its too late or b) we've (USA) fixed our shit. again I will no longer reply to post as I have far worse things on my hands but again. Sorry to all offense and Like I'm saying sometimes I told you so Comes to late and that applies both way. God Bless and may we meet on better circumstances in another life.
I work 60 hours a week, and give over a third of my pay to my mum in order to keep us out of the benefit system - even then it's only just. I want to get a degree so I can get a higher paid and generally better job, but it's exceptionally hard atm. We're (UK) currently really suffering from the Economic Downturn, there are job losses everywhere so I'm really lucky to get a job in the first place.
If you felt like that link was a waste of your time then I'm sorry for trying to educate you. You really can't call me ignorant when it appears that I have a bigger understanding of the rest of the world. And that link would have taken five minutes of your time with accurate information, don't act like it was full of nonsense that took you like, an hour to work through. It was simply a way of showing you that the States is the only 1st world country without a universal health care system - thus meaning there are people in the US which aren't getting any medical attention and are being left to die; is that fair? The UKs health care system pretty much stopped us from being put on benefits - my mum would not be able to work if it wasn't in place.
I know I'm opinionated and I know I can rub people up the wrong way, but I only replied in a patronising way because you really irritated me with the "superior than thou" tone to your comment.
"I work 60 hours a week, and give over a third of my pay to my mum in order to keep us out of the benefit system."
Mind if I ask why? There's no shame in receiving help if you truly need it and aren't "leeching off the system." If anything, your family sounds like the perfect candidate for social support. People that are trying really hard but are having difficulty due to life's curveballs (that could happen to any of us).
Using that support could help you get ahead. What if you kept the third of your income and used that to pay for education expenses?
We'd have to move into Council housing, long story short.
Plus, in the UK we have a lot better deals for education than what the state has. As much as we bitched about the rising tuition fees in the UK, you can get loads of Grants which will pay for everything and you don't need to pay back until you start earning something like £40,000 a year and there is no interests on it at all. Basically, it'll be stupid to waste your own money on education.
And we've been so poor before that Angel Delights, a 5p pudding you just add hot water to, was considered a massive treat - we only ever got it if 1. we've been good and 2. mum has some more money come in. Everything clothes wise that was bought was second/third hand (5th, 6th hand when it came to me lol, youngest of three). We couldn't afford a computer and our TV was black and white.
I do not want to go back to being that poor. And even though we could afford the same things we have now through benefits, I'd feel guilty as there are people out there than need it more than we do.
Also, there is the big issue that Cameron is messing around with the Benefit System (Tories do not like it), so we probably wouldn't apply for it anyway and just be left without a lot of things.
I mean, we currently have no heating as our boiler is packed in.
Sounds like the education financial support system over there is lightyears ahead of the US, which is good for you guys.
The main thing I try to tell everyone is make damn well sure whatever degree you get is as marketable as possible. A lot of people in my generation are really struggling to find work since just "having a college degree" doesn't mean shit anymore (like it did 15 or so years ago). It has to be a degree in something marketable!
As much as you get UK citizens bitching about the UK, we don't actually have it all that bad.
Certainly, I wouldn't want to live in the States. As nice as it looks, you get a pretty bum deal.
still, no matter how much good he does, the next guy's probably just gonna ruin what he did.
All we can hope for is that four more years will be enough to fix a little bit more of Bush's mistakes.
But how long will we have until the next bush jr. comes along?
I just killed myself. That's how stupid that sentence was. I'd rather blow my brains out and go to an eternal damnation than live with people who can't see how His agenda is destroying america. Even though all of you don't believe in god or hell so fill in the eternal damnation with whatever y'all believe.
tell me about it! afshakjfk
Read animal farm life will make sense then.
A novel written in the early 1940's based on a metaphorical analysis of Communism in the USSR? Cute.
Has communism changed since then? Has Marxism changed? Oh I get it it's cute because The Soviet union collapsed so its proof communism doesn't work. Or is it cute because it uses Pigs and other farm animals as an analogy or personification of communism? I agree it was pretty cute. LOL sarcasm you silly bitch you.
My god, what is your problem? Do you have to get so nasty? I've got some serious family issues atm, and I'm not calling anyone anything nasty. What's your excuse?
Animal Farm is a social commentary from the 1940s, wtf does it have to do with what the main argument is going on here? We're not talking about Communism, we're talking about Democracy.
In this case, kirkenbirken was meaning quaint - as in, it's old and out-of-date. Only a person with the intelligence and knowledge of a rock wouldn't know that.
When a democracy becomes communism that's a problem and that's my point. The person was Ignorant in their lecturing me on what America meant as If i Don't know that there is a North America and South America and that's why I got nasty she was straight up ignorant and disrespectful lecturing me on a country I am from, NO disrespect was meant but they were hey **** that brought it to that level. I sincerely Apologize for any hard feelings the point I am trying to make is THAT sometimes I told you so comes to late and like everyone here I don't like where we are as a country but there is a right way and a wrong way to do things and right now we are taking the wrong way to the right solution therefore I'm very emotionally charged towards these Topics. IN a perfect world I agree with what Obama does but in a realistic society that will be destroyed because of these ideas and consequences I become Irrational so know my heart is in the right place but we do not posses the means to obtain that place. In 30 years when my children are adults maybe but we must take this one step at a time and that's why I am so rude and mad. again I admit Cunt was inappropriate but so was lecturing me on a simple "misunderstanding" so I humbly apologize for the massive ignorance and disrespect I have shown BUT hopefully you all see why I did so. Not an excuse just a justification.
But there is no risk of the State becoming Communistic. I admit, it's not truly Democratic (neither is the UK, in fact it's less democratic than the States) but the day it becomes a Communist country will be the same day my great granny digs herself out of her grave.
Yes, small steps are needed to change a country into something better, but how is that going to happen if people reject the small changes? Obama is trying to implement changes, and maybe he's trying to rush it a bit, but he does only have a limited time (lets be honest here, you may not have an issue with his skin colour but there are a lot of American's that do and view that as the main reason he shouldn't be president).
As soon as a saw that I looked for Ford logo... and I found it!