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By ammoniacal (Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 12:17:20 PM EST) (all tags)


ALL HAIL OUR NEW, OVARY-BEARING OVERLORD.
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Nonono by ana (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 12:26:18 PM EST
the correct formula is
I, for one, welcome our ... overlord

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

Yeah, I screwed that bit up. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 12:33:28 PM EST
I, for one, welcome our new spent-ovary-bearing Overlord.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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overlady? by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 12:45:34 PM EST
I do like the idea of a First Gentleman.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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Pilot programs done in Germany and the UK. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 02:04:37 PM EST
Inconclusive results, I'm afraid.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Seven ! by Phage (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 10:47:39 PM EST
Also NZ, Eire, a few others.

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irish overlady by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 01:25:43 AM EST
Largely ceremonial - head of state rather than leader of country

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Chile, Indonesia, India,... by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 02:13:27 AM EST


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Ovarylord? -nt by chuckles (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 03:32:47 PM EST


"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
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I question this "Quiet Riot"... by atreides (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 01:13:14 PM EST
Everyone knows black folk prefer Ratt.

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

Quoth Obama by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #7 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 04:19:36 PM EST
Many of the folks in this room know just where they were when the riot in Los Angeles started and tragedy struck the corner of Florence and Normandy. And most of the ministers here know that those riots didn't erupt over night; there had been a "quiet riot" building up in Los Angeles and across this country for years.

If you had gone to any street corner in Chicago or Baton Rouge or Hampton -- you would have found the same young men and women without hope, without miracles, and without a sense of destiny other than life on the edge -- the edge of the law, the edge of the economy, the edge of family structures and communities.

Those "quiet riots" that take place every day are born from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the police decked out in riot gear and the deaths. They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are never going to get any better. You tell yourself, my school will always be second rate. You tell yourself, there will never be a good job waiting for me to excel at. You tell yourself, I will never be able to afford a place that I can be proud of and call my home. That despair quietly simmers and makes it impossible to build strong communities and neighborhoods. And then one afternoon a jury says, "Not guilty" -- or a hurricane hits New Orleans -- and that despair is revealed for the world to see.
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Just imagine John Edwards saying this; by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 09:17:12 AM EST
Many of the folks in Tennessee remember just how often uppity Negroes were lynched in the past.

Do you really think there are any Black people in America who would hear anything he said after the word "lynched"? Would you blame them for that reaction?

Obama put his foot deep in his mouth with this one, and it won't be forgotten.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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er by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 10:26:18 AM EST
I fail to see how that is at all analogous...

I do know that lots of political hacks like to pull out soundbites and deliberately ignore the actual message.

Personally, I'd rather vote for someone interested in discovering the actual social causes of the riots. That speech makes me more likely to vote *for* him, honestly, and I have a lot more familiarity with the L.A. area then a lot of the hacks whining about this "gaff".

In my mind, it's like Dean's "The world is no safer with Saddam captured". In other words, essentially true, but used as a club by pundits to batter down someone who might actually make changes.
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Obama's fearmongering here. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 12:22:53 PM EST
In other words, he's just like the other politicians.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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No, he's not by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #18 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 12:27:09 PM EST
He's saying that there's some serious problems in parts of American society that everyone is ignoring.

He is not saying riots are coming, should come, or are in any sense "good". He's merely saying that there are reasons the L.A. riots occurred, and that we probably ought not ignore them.
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He's saying by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #19 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 01:20:56 PM EST
"Watch your ass, Whitey. Don't piss us off."

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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If you say so, Rush (nt) by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 02:05:58 PM EST

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Nah, by blixco (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 05:28:57 PM EST
the American Public will vote for that conservative idiot actor dude, the fat old white guy with the southern accent who is on TV five nights a week.
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i have to admit by 256 (4.00 / 1) #9 Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 10:46:16 PM EST
that i don't know the american public, but reading his speech, i think that rhetoric would work just fine in canada.

when he's talking primarily to white people he doesn't focus on race. when he's talking primarily to black people he says that the current government may not be actively racist, but its fuckups tend to hurt poor black people the most.

i think that's just the right sort of speech. it addresses the frustration and concerns of the black audience, and yet--when those speeches are reported in the mainstream media--even the least cultural-guilt ridden white dude has to nod and say true enough.

i could understand if you don't like his policies in general, but it seems to me that he is addressing the issue of race perfectly.
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How to unquiet the riot: white dude nods and says by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 01:27:54 AM EST
"True dat".

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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I'm sorry by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 06:36:14 AM EST
you just went over the sound bite limit.

You'd never make it on talk radio.
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