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    A Senior Moment

    A self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

    'You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one', the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. 'The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man
    walking on the moon. Our space probes have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, ships and electric and hydrogen cars, cell phones, computers with light-speed processing...and more.'

    After a brief silence, the senior citizen responded as follows:

    'You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young.........so we invented them.
    Now, you arrogant little shit, what are you doing for the next generation?'

    The applause was amazing.....

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    Awesome Come Back! Sure put that genius in his place! Luckily he is only a freshman, shows he still has a lot to learn! Like Respect your elders for starters!

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    Do you think McCain could say that to Obama?
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Do you think McCain could say that to Obama?

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    Will they EVER learn?


    NEVER mess with senior citizens!!!
    Age and experience will ALWAYS overcome youth and enthusiasm.

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    This is so typical of Freshmen. What a Freshman! Goober!


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    This story actually is a variation of an incident that Ronald Regan wrote about. He was confronted by a '60s radical while he was Gov. of California, and the person told him that he couldn't understand the modern world and it pretty much transpired the way the story says! We sure could use a politician with his common sense again!
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    Keith,as sad as it is,I am tempted to write him in when I vote.even in his present state(deceased) he would have to be better than what the media have offered us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Keith,as sad as it is,I am tempted to write him in when I vote.even in his present state(deceased) he would have to be better than what the media have offered us.
    Ain't that the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Keith,as sad as it is,I am tempted to write him in when I vote.even in his present state(deceased) he would have to be better than what the media have offered us.

    How about Eisenhower as a running mate? Though the line referring to the "military-industrial complex" is most remembered from this address, and most misused by others for their own motives, President Eisenhower's theme of balance extended far beyond the growth in this one area. How relevant his warning from 1961 is today.


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    Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defenses; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research -- these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.

    But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs, balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress. Lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration. The record of many decades stands as proof that our people and their Government have, in the main, understood these truths and have responded to them well, in the face of threat and stress.

    ...

    Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.

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    After Obama gets elected the Democrats will get everything they want building a socialist utopia. After 4 years our economy will be in tatters, health care will be wrecked, terrorists will be hitting us at home, and crime will be through the roof. It took 4 years of Jimmy Carter to get us Ronald Reagan. Four years of Obama ought to get us the Second Coming then.

    I'd rather McCain win while we work on identifying a real conservative to take the reigns but I don't see that he's really up for the fight. I think we're going to end up with 4 years of suffering before things get better.
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    Maybe I'm a little older than most of the people on here, and while I pray that the United States voters are smart enough to recognize that B.O. would be a disaster for the country, I know that the U.S. will make it through whoever gets elected.I've been around since Eisenhower was President, (though I was too young to remember him,) and after living through the Jimmy Carter years, I feel that we, as a country, can weather anything.
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

    Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Maybe I'm a little older than most of the people on here, and while I pray that the United States voters are smart enough to recognize that B.O. would be a disaster for the country, I know that the U.S. will make it through whoever gets elected.I've been around since Eisenhower was President, (though I was too young to remember him,) and after living through the Jimmy Carter years, I feel that we, as a country, can weather anything.
    How this turned political I dont know,BUT,on those terms ,the post above reminded me of a bumper sticker I saw during that campaign,it read---Why not an actor? we have had a clown for the past 4 years"

 

 

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