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Why is it that people give the President (any President) so much credit or blame? Does everyone really believe that our current economic situation is the direct result of something President Bush personally did? There are an awful lot of people that are planning to vote Democrat (House and President) just because they think Bush is a douche. Help me out here. Didn't the Dems just win a majority of seats in the house, running on the promise that they would change things? :duh:
 

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Yea, am tired of everything being Bush's fault. Just wait if the Libs have a super majority (Pres and Congress)...given that they have been in control of Congress the past two years, and have a lower approval rating than Bush does.
 

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unhappy people always have to blame someone. Whether you're a kid and you're blaming your younger brother for dumping the roast on the floor, a worker blaming one of your fellows for a botched job, or an unhappy citizen in a struggling country putting all the blame on the President. It's the blame game we all have played at one point in time. Some people just never stop blaming.
 

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The only blame Bush can really take is for having dropped the ball and focussing too much on a war he shouldn' t have started and not spending enough time on the economy as the obvious bubble was building. The country voted him in a second term.
 

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The media frequently touts the presidential approval rating.

Ever hear of the congressional approval rating?

Not so long ago, they were at 8%.

Literally.

Less than 20% is normal for those jokers.
 

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Terra makes a good point.
unhappy people always have to blame someone
It's not just unhappy people thought,it's just people.Why do people blame the gun,when a child is shot during a drive-by? People love to point fingers,The problem is their lack of ability to point in the right direction.Their moral or common sense compass has gotten damaged.I think part of the reason for this is the the growing lack of personal responsibility in our society.Very few people take responsibility for their own action.Unfortuneately ,it's only going to get worse as the decay of character and principles continue to erode.



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Anyone here seen "Boondock Saints"? "Bad television! You only see this shit in bad television!"

There are several factors that have caused our country to be in the crapper.

1) Ratings driven media - sensational news. Most "news" isn't. It's just a ratings draw for advertising sales.

2) Poor parenting - single parents, two working parents, just plain piss-poor people who shouldn't have had kids in the first place. TV and Xbox are not substitutes for an involved parent.

3) Irresponsibility - "The secret to success is knowing who to blame for your failures." Most people will be promoted to their level of incompetence.

To name a few. I could go on, but I have to go home.
 

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Boondock Saints is one of my top ten favorites!

Is it true they're making a Boondock Saints 2 ???
 

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1. I definitely agree. I remember back in the day when news was just that, news. Unfortunately, the networks forced their news departments to turn a profit rather than report facts.

2. Yep, as an educator I see this every day.

3. This ties in to #2. Parents just don't take the time to teach their kids values, responsibility or work ethics.
 

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Is it true they're making a Boondock Saints 2 ???
According to what I've read, "The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day" is in pre-production, and the only cast member who won't be back for the sequel is Willam Dafoe. Instead, Agent Smecker's protoge', played by Julie Benz will be introduced. Allegedly, the story takes place 10 years after the original.
 

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I have raised two kids to be responsible, well-mannered, respectful adults and a third who is still attending the "Nunya D. Binnez Adulthood Prepartion Academy". My eldest child and son has already served in the Army, during which time he was a "tanker", where he did two tours of Iraq and learned never to retreat, only to "advance to the rear". My elder daughter is out in the workforce pulling her own weight and paying her bills on time.

<sarcasm> How did I accomplish this amazing feat? </sarcasm> It's easy.

1) I take a personal interest in what my children are doing.

2) I make it my business to know who my kids are hanging-out with. If I don't like their friends, they cannot hang-out with them.

3) I PUNISH BAD BEHAVIOR! Swiftly, firmly, fairly. I'm not afraid to spank my kids. I haven't had to spank my youngest since she was 6. She's 12 now. All of my kids have an intimate understanding of "consequences".

4) I reward and praise good behavior. My daughter recently made the A/B Honor-roll. I paid her $20 for every "A" and $10 for every "B" and gave her an "A/B Honor-roll Bonus" of $20. She chose to put it into her savings account. I also made it a point to call her (she was at a friend's house) when I found out and tell her how proud she had made me.

5) I spend time with them. Frequently, that time is spent at the range, but it could be just sitting down and watching a movie together.

People who either lack the time or the will to meet these requirements, have no business being parents. Period!!

"I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please...continue. You were saying something about best intentions." - Pulp Fiction
 

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Why is it that people give the President (any President) so much credit or blame? Does everyone really believe that our current economic situation is the direct result of something President Bush personally did? There are an awful lot of people that are planning to vote Democrat (House and President) just because they think Bush is a douche. Help me out here. Didn't the Dems just win a majority of seats in the house, running on the promise that they would change things? :duh:
Liberals are "intellectually dishonest" and now you know (The rest of the story)!

CMD :2rifle:
 
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