Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:46 pm

Anyone, regardless of race, will not get a favorable response by being a smart-ass.
The "Welcome to Mass" signs used to say:"A Little Courtesy Won't Kill You!" I REALLY liked that statement, and still do. P**s me off and I'll give back what you are spewing, complements of Mr Louisville Slugger.

Calmer heads will never prevail in Cambridge, too many folks involved in the meaning of life, and suffering from their inability to just 'live life'. No one is perfect, hence we should look before we leap......unless you are looking for headlines.
Dann, I'm closer, I'll volunteer to fix the damned entrance door on my dime, just because I'm a nice guy....plus my daughter works at MIT. It can be a two-fer. One will be happy to see me, the other.....well, it's the thought.....

A dozen PhD's and they can't even say 'please' or 'thank you'. That would be at least one "Obama Change" I could agree with. Nuff said!!!

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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:15 pm

Just like Dann757 I had something similar happen too me. I was working at my shop after midnight or so on a hot summer night. I left the front door open. A local cop saw the door open and thought hmmm something's wrong. He walks in to my shop and addressed me with his hand on his gun and asked me what I was doing there. I told him it was my shop. Then he asked me for my ID. Right away I showed it to him. Once he realized that I wasnt a bad guy I thanked him for checking things out and watching over my place. Can you imagine what would have happened if I didint comply? I probably would have been screaming dont taze me bro! And rightfully so....
As far as the officer who arrested Professor Gates, he was doing his job and there were TWO black officers with him that agree with him 100%.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:40 pm

This whole situation got blown waaaay out of proportion.

Bottom line is the cops were just doing their job. This guy had to come out & escalate the situation. The cops are coming to YOUR HOUSE because they think someone is breaking into YOUR HOUSE & you give the cops *censored*??? WTF kind of logic is that??? What reason is there to refuse to identify yourself??? What if a crook was robbing you blind & the crook said he was you & the cop said, "ALRIGHTY THEN, HAVE A GOOD ONE" ??? This really helps squash stereotyping..... :roll:

Then OBAMA CHIMES IN?????? Are you f"ing serious???????? WTF does that have to do with him???? I'm a blue collar guy with next to no education & I would have said to the reporter, "I cannot comment on a situation I know nothing about. I was not there". No political shitstorm, no headlines. DONE. End of story.



whistlenut wrote:The "Welcome to Mass" signs used to say:"A Little Courtesy Won't Kill You!"


That worked really well, didn't it? :funny: :funny:
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: spc On: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:16 pm

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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:32 pm

Decide for yourself...
Not much of Gates on the audio but the 911 call is good.
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/homepage/x592698255/Audio-Cambridge-police-release-911-tapes-in-Gates-arrest

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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:52 am

Obama messed up big time. He starts off the speech saying he didn't have all the facts. So why comment and then to say the cops were stupid in their actions was a big blunder. I like the man but he messed up big time and I think he needs to apologize. He picked a bad time to bring up profiling too.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:40 am

Obama messed up big time. He starts off the speech saying he didn't have all the facts.


All the more reason to keep your mouth shut. Obviously he couldn't resist the temptation. As I said, not a quick thinker.

Police deserve respect. They have chosen a career that deals with the worst of society, they leave for their job knowing they might not come home.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/7835-troope ... h-lamonaco
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:22 pm

Tagging this thread for the Thursday beer meeting fallout.

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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ray in ma On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:43 pm

Even Colin Powell said the professor was in the wrong.
I learned when I was in high school if you mouth off to a cop they are gonna bust you (back then it was a nightstick upside the head)

IMHO:
AMERICANS want to get past this race issue, we did after all elect a true American-African as our president. It seems the Al Sharptons of the world are afraid of this because then they become insignificant loudmouths without an audience.

If it were a white guy giving the cop the same ration of crap the results would have been the same except it wouldn't have gotten thrown out of court.

As far as profiling, I would like to challenge the challenged professor to study not only the statistics of white police officers, but the statistics of minority police officers to see if there is a significant difference. Have him call me I'll design the study
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:30 am

AMERICANS want to get past this race issue, we did after all elect a true American-African as our president. It seems the Al Sharptons of the world are afraid of this because then they become insignificant loudmouths without an audience.


Exactly.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:31 am

ray in ma wrote:Even Colin Powell said the professor was in the wrong.
I learned when I was in high school if you mouth off to a cop they are gonna bust you (back then it was a nightstick upside the head)

...snip...

If it were a white guy giving the cop the same ration of crap the results would have been the same except it wouldn't have gotten thrown out of court.


What I find so troubling about your comment is you seem OK with, and accept that police abuse their power. That's the problem here. This has nothing to do with race. This has to do with cops who feel they are judges and juries as well as cops.

Gates was arrested as punishment for mouthing off. The cop arrested him, knowing it would be thrown out, to punish him. Cops do not have the legal right to mete out punishment.

That's the problem. That's why libertarians are siding with Gates.



If Gates was a white guy it also would have been thrown out too because there is no case here. No crime was committed and DA's don't like to try cases where they can't win. I mouthed off to a cop when I was 19. He arrested me. I committed no crime. It was thrown out.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:11 am

Normally( not always) when the cuffs go on the mouth goes shut. Its one of the very few ways now-a-days that the cops have of shutting someone up long enough to get the details of a situation, its usually for both your & mine protection. The prof. just like B.O. let their mouth run ahead of their brain.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:01 pm

samhill wrote:Normally( not always) when the cuffs go on the mouth goes shut.


Clearly, you've never met my sister. :D
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:30 pm

This Bud’s for you - take it or leave it
By Howie Carr
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 + Recent Articles Boston Herald Columnist


Here’s a modest proposal: Tomorrow night at the White House, everybody drinks the same brand of beer.

How America 2009 is that? It’s not enough to have the host provide the adult beverages. No, now all the guests have to get on the record with which beer they prefer, and please, hold the Milwaukee’s Best.

Barack’s a Bud man. You know, the No. 1 domestic brand, although he probably hasn’t gotten the memo that August Busch IV and Ed McMahon aren’t walking through that door. Some Belgians now own the Clydesdales and the Beechwood aging process.

Actually, now that I consider Barack and beer, the first brand that comes to mind is Schlitz Malt Liquor, especially when Obama gets near a microphone:

“Look out for the bull!”

As for Professor Skip Gates - he says he’s a Red Stripe man, surprise surprise. After all, it’s brewed in Jamaica, mon, which must appeal to his repeatedly self-proclaimed 44 percent African DNA. Don’t tell Skippy, but I think the Red Stripe brewery was founded by Germans, and I wonder if that “horrifies” Skip, the way his 56 percent white DNA does.

Skip’s fallback lager: Beck’s.

But didn’t the serial killer known as Whitey Bulger once serve Beck’s to a bunch of G-men after a double-hit? Got the feds good and beered up, and then found out what they knew. After Whitey poured them back into their Crown Vics he said, “Thank God for Beck’s beer.”

If it’s good enough for Whitey, how can it possibly be good enough for Skip?

Then there’s Sgt. Crowley, and we’re all disappointed in his pick - Blue Moon. Are you bleepin’ kiddin’ me, Sarge? That’s one of those beers you put a slice of fruit in. Surely you meant to say Blue Ribbon. Or you could have asked for Busch Beer. That way, they would have had a familiar target to blame if things go bad tomorrownight.

It used to be the host only had to provide one beer. Everyone would be happy, because it was the best kind of beer - free beer.

One final question: Remember when Larry Summers was president of Harvard? Back in 2002, Summers went after Gates’ pal, Cornel West, because of “alleged skepticism” over the academic rigor of his courses in Gates’ African-American studies department.

Irony of ironies, Summers now works for Barack Obama - as one of his top economic advisers. Will Larry Summers of Cambridge and Harvard be invited to the Cambridge-Harvard summit?

Given his relationship with Gates and his lack of PC, Summers only gets to the beer summit on one condition. Hey, Larry, BYOB.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:27 am

This kind of stuff happens all the time.

Interesting read:

http://daggle.com/handcuffed-racial-police-1138

This is not a racial story, it is an abuse of power story.
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