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Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

Posted on: May 19, 2009 5:10 pm
 

Having put up with hecklers at Notre Dame, President Barack Obama got in a shot of his own at the school whose renowned football team has gone its longest stretch without a national championship.

After giving the commencement speech at Notre Dame, Obama spoke at an Indianapolis fundraiser Sunday night for the Democratic National Committee. He began his remarks by joking that he told The Rev. John Jenkins, the university president, that the controversy surrounding his campus appearance “paled in comparison to what to do about the football team.”

The Fighting Irish had records of 3-9 and 7-6 the past two seasons—the most losses at the school in a two-year period—and haven’t won a national championship since 1988.

“That’s an issue we may not resolve within my four years,” Obama said.

“Eight,” shouted someone from the audience.

“All right, well, maybe in eight we might get it done,” Obama said.

Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame capped weeks of protests by some Roman Catholics upset that he was invited to speak at commencement despite his support of abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research.

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Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2009 3:42 pm
 

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

ha ha ha>>amazing comment! right on!!!



Since: Jul 4, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2009 7:23 am
 

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

As an MSU alumni, I'm not a particularly strong Notre Dame fan - but I do recognize and respect  the fact that ND is a noble institution with a long-standing tradition of excellence, integrity, tradition, character and morality.  Sure, the ND football team's performance has been sub-par for a few years, but it's still a storied program and with such tradition and heritage, it's a matter of when - not if - they will right the ship and return to their proper place as premiere NCAA football program (in fact, I think the President is, once again, very wrong on what the future holds - check the preseason polls and you'll see ND in the top 20).  But, what's truly disturbing about President Obama's comments is that they violate the fundamental principles of leadership and serve no purpose other than to deflect the focus from the real issue (right to life) at a time when real, meaningful exchanges on the subject might have occurred.  Now, it seems to me that President Obama has mentioned, more than once, the importance of seeking input from those whose views differ on a particular subject.  But instead of listening he turns the focus to an issue that is irrelevant and, quite frankly, pales in comparison to the importance of the right to life issue.  So much for seeking and repspecting opionions other than his own - which is the real message he sends, how dare anyone disagree with my superior knowledge and intellect on this issue? I know what's right for ND, for you and America.   Lastly, the fact that he would publicly mock and DISHONOR anything remotely associated with one of the world's most prestigious and hallowed institutions of higher learning, just goes to show he does not really understand what is important to Americans.  He only understands and cares about what is important to him - and that, unfortunately, will crack the foundation of America and tear the curtain of her morale fabric.. 



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Posted on: June 28, 2009 1:29 am
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Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2009 12:22 am
 

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

    Spinkiller, Ice and all of the other NON-Kool-Aid drinkers out there

 
People of America, please step back and look at what kind of "Change" this President is bringing in to our country. One of the scariest things that he's been able to do is ram rod his new bills through congress and the house without them even being read. This past week the house passed the bill on "Cap and Trade" by a narrow margin, 219 to 212.

  I heard Friday morning that the "Cap and Trade" bill had over 1250 pages to it, and at least some of the Republicans and probably Democrats to didn't even have copies of it to review. PLUS, they added over 200 more pages to it early Friday that hardly anyone read!!! 

   Spinkiller
had brought up in his post about the 1 Million new jobs that Obama will create with his intelligence. I live in Tamp Fl. and a couple weeks ago a long time employer of our market shut down losing 500 local jobs. The company that closed was the Hava-Tampa cigar company, the new tax placed on cigars, .50 per cigar plus the recession done them in. The company had 2 manufacturing plants, one in Tampa and the other in Puerto Rico. So not only the Florida market lost the jobs America lost the jobs.

  The same thing will happen with the "Cap and Trade" taxes. Everyone that gets to work by car, bus, cab, train or subway will be charged more for the fuel it takes to run these engines. Don't think that if you travel by electric cars or subways that it wont effect you. If this thing goes through it will cost everyone more money. The Dumocrats are claiming it will only cost about $150 dollars a year per person, I wonder if their math is based on $150 for every man, woman and child?

  Even you Kool-Aid drinkers know that to get these things going that taxes will go up. The Dumocrats say they will charge the taxes to big business not the little people making under $250,000 a year, or was that $225,000 or $150,000 or even $100,000. Just because the taxes aren't being charged directly to you you have to know that you will still be paying them. The large companies will either mark up their goods to cover the "cost of business" or close the business and possibly have the jobs move over seas. People it's not that difficult to see.

  Buckeye BoneHead I'm sorry to hear that you're going through the troubles that you're in right now. Divorce is a killer, most of us have been down that road and it sucks. That in itself takes a lot out of you in even the best situations. The next part of your dilemma is from the business related expenses that you brought upon yourself. I know you needed to make a change but still that was your decision. It wasn't because Bush started giving easy credit to undeserving people. You said " If you are giving money to someone who has never had a dime and doesn't understand what they were getting themselves into, then some of the blame for their poor financial decisions has to be put back on the lending predators...yes, predators". Then you go to the part where you chose not to be insured. Sorry but that was your choice. You can't blame Bush for your poor choices.

  This was something that started in the Clinton administration, and guess where the 1st real push started. Chicago!!!!! The Dumocrats went out to get the help of "community organizers" and a group called ACORN to help pressure banks into giving loans to unqualified minorities. If the banks turned down the loan the "community Organizers" and ACORN would get the news media to go tell the story about "discrimination" to minorities and force them into approving bad loans. THAT MY FRIEND IS WHERE THE PROBLEM STARTED.

 Then we could get into some of the problems that Barney Franks had with his lover. You see the "problemyourself, type in Barney Frank and pull up the Wikipedia Encyclopedia just look at the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac article. Seeing as Mr. Barney Frank was in charge of the House Financial Services Committee you'll see this. "Frank's former partner (Gay Lover), Herb Moses, was an executive at Fannie from 1991 to 1998, where Moses helped develop many of Fannie’s housing and home improvement lending programs. In 1991, Frank pushed for reduced restrictions on two- and three-family home mortgages. During the time that Frank was in a relationship with Moses, he blocked tougher regulations on the banking companies while voting for the Government Sponsored Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1991 and the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992".




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Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: June 26, 2009 7:52 pm
 

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

"To coin a phrase that has been used numerous times from the left and the Democrat Party for all eight of the years that George Bush was in office.  Obama is not my President. I didn't vote for him so he is your President not mine. 
I find it funny that Deomocrats seem to always infer people who disagree with your President always seem to miss the point or not understand him.  I understand him perfectly.  I understand that when he was elected President, the stock fell lower than any President in histroy before an Inauguration.  I understand that Democrats will blame Bush.  I understand we are in the worst recession in our history beyond the Great Depression. I understand Democrats will blame Bush. I understand that Obama and his socialistic agenda is the most radical in the History of this country.  I understand that Democrats think it feels great.  I understand that Obama's plan to empoverish the American people in order to create a long lasting dependancy on the government is going as planned and keeping the markets contained. I understand that Democrats think it feels great. 
I understand that Obama understands if you rob Peter to pay Paul, he will always get Paul's vote.  I understand that eventually Peter will run out of money for Paul.  I understand that when things aren't working under Obama's plan, the Democrats will just keep blaming Bush, eventually that will run out as well.
I suppose what I am saying is, I understand all too well, apparently you do not. Good luck with your President.  I hope the rest of the world really likes us and you feel great, broke and lawless, but great nonetheless." - Spinkiller

 

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what more could you expect from a Sooner.... ugh



Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2009 1:51 pm
 

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

Greed is not good.  Responsibility is.  Oversight of multi-billion dollar financial institutions is, also.  Financial prudence is, also...and the mortgage industry was not encouraging people to be prudent.  If you are giving money to someone who has never had a dime and doesn't understand what they were getting themselves into, then some of the blame for their poor financial decisions has to be put back on the lending predators...yes, predators.  They were encouraging profits regardless of the risks.  Hence, a global recession because of all the foreign investments and the dominoes that fell after the banks went belly up.  The average person did not get rich from all this crap.  It was the already rich that got fatter...and then went bust.  I have very no empathy for those people at all.
OhioKnotHead, your name seems to fit you like a glove.  This has nothing to do with blame. Oversight you say? Responsiblity to whom? You think the government should oversee everything? I have very little patience for a level of misunderstanding coming from a self-proclaimed business owner. You want "prudence"?  Do you think it is "prudent" to raise taxes across the board in the face of the worst economy in recent history? Educate yourself man.  Did you skip finance in college?
I suggest you start with promises.  Crossreference your Presidents promises so far with the results.  Obama will create "new" jobs. Great, creating "new" jobs is wonderful right?  I will create 1 million new jobs and get rid of 2 million in the process. Sound good? Well no. That is your "clean energy" result.  The results will be the same in the health bill. 
Try this Knothead, zero in on Cap and Trade.  Go get your new prescription on your glasses and zero in as close as you can. Cap and Trade will be the proverbial straw sir. Try to make some sense of it. What is Cap and Trade exactly? In a nutshell, it is a HUGE tax on businesses that will trickle into your household immediately. Cap and Trade will skyrocket every single energy bill you have people. No and's, if's or but's about it.  It sounds really nice and green right? It makes you kind of feel all warm inside doesn't it? Of course it does.
Democrats (especially left wing democrats) have wanted to govern by feeling since the 1970's.  Govern by what feels good. Forget the mean old nasty ways of doing business.  We are in a recession/depression and you still tax more? Who do we tax? Well we tax what feels good, big business. Big nasty mean businesses that employ the entire country. Ok, so far sounds nice. Oh wait, those businesses will crumble unless they lay off millions as a first countermeasure, the second will be to raise their prices. Guess who that goes to? You, that's who. Still feel good? Jimmy Carter felt really good for a few months too.



Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2009 12:12 pm
 

Obama is Full of shhhhhh anyway

Tell this Mo-Fo to stop BSing around with Football conversations and run the country. Everyone was pissed when Bush was Golfing, Obama is tearing aprat our strong Country, approval rating dropping, destroying Healthcare, and we all say, oh, he is talking about Notre Dame. This is ours, our place, not Obama. I don't give two sh*ts about his views on sports, or the teams he enojoys watching. Run the Country dude.
Get off the prompter, and fix something. Becasue we are getting a Change, yes. We founded the country with the idea to be the strongest nation, the nation of freedom, power, wealth, but now when we are broke because of our own faults, we say, oh, let's over tax the guy that gives us all jobs, let's breakdown private healthcare where I am certain to be seen and given great care. Government running health care right?...ok..no malpractice suits means that if I need eye surgery and they accidentally cut off my balls, I can't do anything but enjoy a lonely swing for the rest of my life.
See, I talk football, Basketball, Baseball. I am the avereage Joe. Obama gave up average when he was elected.
Fix it, or resign.
I am ready for some Football, it keeps me off of CNN and Fox News, and in a bad mood



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2009 9:21 pm
 

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

I wonder why everyone here is attacking Obama. The idea of this post was too see what people thought of the comments he made against the ND Irish, not what kind of job he is doing.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2009 7:54 am
 

Obama Mocks N.D. Irish Football

When the problem as I call it started, the Dumocrats in Chicago began it's program of pressuring banks to give loans to lower income minority families.
I seem to recall a joyous George W...around 2004-2005...on TV several times saying that we needed to get more people into homes and keep the money flowing.  You remember that?  The SEC, from what I have read, seemed to have been wearing blinders at that time.  Ever wonder if maybe that was quietly encouraged?  Some of the loans that these financial institutions were cooking up were beyond comprehension in their irresponsibility and pure greed. 

Greed is not good.  Responsibility is.  Oversight of multi-billion dollar financial institutions is, also.  Financial prudence is, also...and the mortgage industry was not encouraging people to be prudent.  If you are giving money to someone who has never had a dime and doesn't understand what they were getting themselves into, then some of the blame for their poor financial decisions has to be put back on the lending predators...yes, predators.  They were encouraging profits regardless of the risks.  Hence, a global recession because of all the foreign investments and the dominoes that fell after the banks went belly up.  The average person did not get rich from all this crap.  It was the already rich that got fatter...and then went bust.  I have very no empathy for those people at all.

Me?  I am self employed and living in Ohio where the unemployment rate is around 10%.  I went from paying my bills,  living fairly easily and having less than $12,000 total debt...aside from my mortgage which was paid down well under $100,000... to around $25,000 in unsecured debt.  Not because of wild spending and irresponsibility.  Simply trying to survive did.  A divorce wiped me out...nobody's responsibility or concern except my own...and then the job market forced me to go out on my own to make money.  Couldn't afford health premiums and a severely broken leg has piled another 10,000 grand in debt on top of it.

I refuse to file bankruptcy because I have had perfect credit for 20 years and I am a responsible person.  But guess what?  My credit card companies...combined...decided without asking me, to raise my unsecured credit limits to a combined $75,000.  3 of the 4 are...Citi, Chase, and B of A.  They have no idea what my financial situation, and yet, they are letting the credit flow.  Don't you think a quick review and update might be prudent before letting that amount of credit go?

I am a little pi$$ed off at the whole situation.  It seems outside forces, for a part, have turned my life upside down in a matter of 2 years.  I can live with the fact that I let my ex-wife have the home and the cash because I had a son involved. I cannot live with the fact that my country was on the brink of financial ruin because of an adminstration that could lead itself out of a dark room. 

The Bush presidency will go down in history as one of the most poorly managed administrations ever.  A bogus war in which they spent all their political capital to pursue. A domestic policy that the 3 Stooges would have been proud of.  There seemed to have been no plan in anything they ever did.  Just reaction.  Not a good thing, my friend.  Oh well, they made their money and now are gone...so all is okay, right?

Don't blame Clinton for this...which is the popular thing to do.  The worst thing that guy ever did was get a hummer in the Oval Office.  Other than that, he's one of the best Presidents we had in the last 40 years.   Even my far right wing brother finally admitted to that. 

Dumocrats??  Is that the best you can come up with?  Turn off your Rush Limbaugh and Hannity.  Look around you at how many people lost their entire life savings and their homes.  ALOT of these people were responsible people who lived responsibly.  They were caught in the middle of a recession and lost their jobs and watched their retirement get pi$$ed down the hole.

I don't feel so bad.  I got about $35K in debt...but my son has graduated this year, I got cheap rent, and I am making a clean start.  But it is pretty damn scary out there.  I'm glad I got a President who seems smarter than the guys I drink beer with on Saturday watching the Buckeyes. 

Dumocrats??  Call into Rush and share that with him.  I'm sure he will like it.   That's like the people on the boards calling my team The Suckeyes.  Really clever.  lol.     



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