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Adam Wood
12-19-2010, 04:23 PM
Yet another idiotic gripe (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x38756) results in an appropriate meltdown combined with a pretty nice beat-down, as well.


Mortos (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:14 AM
Original message
I have a problem with people referring to our President as Obama



and not President Obama or The President. The use of his last name only is an effort to minimize him and disrespect him. The use of his last name without his title is used exclusively by right wing media (Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity never refer to him as "President Obama" but I also see it used very often on DU. He is not "Obama," he is President Obama the democratically elected President of the United States of America. Don't help out the right by disrespecting the president.It takes all of three minutes for the painfully obvious question to be asked:

stray cat (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:17 AM
Response to Original message
2. So it was always President Bush to you?

and Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman and Senator Lincoln and Secretary of Defense Clinton?
Uh oh.


Mortos (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:21 AM
Response to Reply #2
9. No, it wasn't President Bush. It was just Bush

Because he was an idiot who attempted to ruin our country. He didn't earn my respect. I would think that members of Democratic Underground would have some respect for our Democratic President but I should have learned by now that is not the case. I still get to post my viewpoints here though, right? Is that okay with you guys?

And Senators I usually do refer to with their title and their name no matter which party.
LOL!

"We should always respect the office ... unless it's a Republican in that office. Then all bets are off, because that's somehow different."

LMAO!

TroglodyteScholar (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:34 AM
Response to Original message
16. This is a ridiculous non-issue.

Get off your knees long enough to see he's a man.
HEE HEE!


Finally, Mortos gets traction with one DUmmy

cbdo2007 (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:42 AM
Response to Original message
21. I agree and I'll try to make more of an effort to call him "President Obama"

Thanks for this post. It's something we rarely think about but I never called President Bush just "Bush" I always said "President Bush" just because it was habit. Then for some reason it became habit and cool to just say "Obama" but I think you're right that psychologically it does have a negative effect on him by not having people actually refer to him as "President" somehow. It's his title and he earned it, we should show some respect and call him that just like we would a doctor.Well, I call bullshit on that, but OK.

Mortos' little bit of traction is short-lived, though, because he sandbagged himself:

Mortos (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:58 AM
Response to Reply #21
28. Thank you for the being the only person

that gets what I am saying. I am not saying we have to worship him or put him on a pedestal, I am just saying, for me, using his last name only is part of an organized effort to diminish him and I am not going to be a part of it. When I talk to my right wing co-workers about him and they say "Obama" I always interject and say, "You mean President Obama?"
RainDog (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 10:00 AM
Response to Reply #28
30. and your co-workers probably don't listen to what you have to say after that

if you want to remind them who is president (and I would imagine they have no questions about this) you can use the term "President Obama" yourself to make your point.

however, to interject and correct people in such a situation is counter productive. rather than hear information, they'll instead hear you being pedantic.
Mortos (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 10:06 AM
Response to Reply #30
36. I disagree with you

I think by my using "President Obama" and correcting them when they say "The democrat party" I keep them from walking all over me and show that I, as a proud democrat, am not afraid to stand up for myself, my president and my party. It also shows more fearful democrats that it is ok to be proud of who we are.That's it, man! Fight the Power by being an obnoxious asshole. That works every time!

RainDog (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 10:20 AM
Response to Reply #36
41. you certainly have a right to your opinion

however, if someone constantly corrected me in this way, I would assume that person is a jerk - and I'm more liberal than most democrats, if the current party is any indication.
Oops!

And now the beatdown begins:

Exilednight (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:44 AM
Response to Original message
24. If you get upset about something like this, then I'd

hate to see what happens when McDonald's gets your happy meal wrong.

And the meltdown:

Karmadillo (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 10:01 AM
Response to Original message
31. If he'll stop helping out the right by enacting their policies, I'll stop helping out the right by

calling him Obama.
Heh!

MadHound (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 11:20 AM
Response to Original message
52. Looking for things to be outraged about hmm?

Really now, with all that is going on in the world, this is what you choose to become outraged over
Xicano (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 12:02 PM
Response to Original message
62. I only call President to those who act like a President for working folks....

....and not someone else's, especially wall street's. In this day in age with all the corporate bribe money corruption just getting elected doesn't earn one their political title with me. They have to earn it by how they represent, and sorry, but, Mr. Obama represents wall street interests above us the Democratic rank & file.

n/t
HAHAHAHA!1

Dreamer Tatum (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 12:13 PM
Response to Original message
64. I suggest you get a pet

or something that might help you deal with the utter non-issues in your life.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!!

MilesColtrane (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 12:37 PM
Response to Original message
70. No thanks.

I'll call him Obama, President Obama, the President, or the head of the Democratic Party as I see fit.
Smack!

pintobean (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 12:40 PM
Response to Original message
72. The collective eye-roll continues

If this is the response at DU, what do you think people in real life think of you when you do this?
HEHEHEHEHE! People realize that he's a disturbed moonbat, that's what people think of him.

krabigirl (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 12:48 PM
Response to Original message
74. I will refer to him as whatever i want. Sorry if that displeases you.
Edweird (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 02:11 PM
Response to Original message
84. Sucks to be you then, huh?
LOL! Now there's just no sympathy for the moonbat whatsoever, even at DU.

And now the disturbed chime back in:

Kalun D (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 02:33 PM
Response to Original message
91. Respect?

Edited on Sun Dec-19-10 02:34 PM by Kalun D
Obama doesn't deserve respect from the working class.

he just signed the tax bill that is the ultimate betrayal of the working class, because it contains the payroll tax break or "defunding of social security". The repugs have been trying this for years. A telling sign is Karl Rove was advocating for this tax bill, what does that tell you?

How about Obama the Oligarch

or Barack the Betrayer

this guy is a puppet of the corporations, a bagman for the bankers and he has been from the start

never never again will I call him president, he's almost worse than bush because with bush you knew what to expect, I'd rather have a knife in my face than a knife in my back.

I'm even demoting obama to no capital on the first letter, how about them apples?

UN-RECOMMEND
http://i56.tinypic.com/nh1fgm.gif


And by far the best so far:


Nye Bevan (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 11:05 AM
Response to Original message
50. You mean like when people say "with Obama's help"

instead of "with *President* Obama's help"?

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/mathguy1/obama3.jpg

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=433&topic_id=514292&mesg_id=514292

Yeah, I *hate* that.


http://i54.tinypic.com/34g5zx4.jpg

HHHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Madisonian
12-19-2010, 04:36 PM
So I take it Obamalamadingdong, Obummer, Obigears, Obiwangoblowme, Barry O, Oblahblah, Obiteme, Chairman Maobama and Obloviate would not go over well at DU whether or not it was preceded by "President".:D

Apache
12-19-2010, 04:37 PM
I use Zero myself... :rolleyes:

Apache
12-19-2010, 04:38 PM
So I take it Obamalamadingdong, Obummer, Obigears, Obiwangoblowme, Barry O, Oblahblah, Obiteme, Chairman Maobama and Obloviate would not go over well at DU whether or not it was preceded by "President".:D

Zero is much easier to type ;) :D

PoliCon
12-19-2010, 06:57 PM
I always just call him Barry. It's fun calling in the name he used for most of his life and watching the left go nuts over it. :D

FDK
12-19-2010, 09:37 PM
I saw that thread earlier and got a chuckle out of it. Especially this one:



stray cat (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-19-10 09:17 AM
Response to Original message
2. So it was always President Bush to you?

and Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman and Senator Lincoln and Secretary of Defense Clinton?

AmPat
12-19-2010, 10:08 PM
Meh, he disrespects my country and runs it down at every turn. He gets called whatever I feel like calling the Marxist turd.:cool:

Kay
12-19-2010, 10:31 PM
The Kenyan

AmPat
12-19-2010, 10:34 PM
The Kenyan

I believe this is a term of endearment that his wife uses for him.

FDK
12-20-2010, 05:47 AM
President Magic Negro.

Constitutionally Speaking
12-20-2010, 06:42 AM
I think everyone should adopt "*" .

SarasotaRepub
12-20-2010, 06:46 AM
That thread is hilarious Adam, nice find. :D

marv
12-20-2010, 07:43 AM
I use president hussein.

AmPat
12-20-2010, 08:24 AM
I think everyone should adopt "*" .

I've liked that one since you first began using it.

NJCardFan
12-20-2010, 11:01 AM
I think everyone should adopt "*" .

I don't think you can use that. Didn't Doonsberry use that for another president?

CueSi
12-20-2010, 02:08 PM
The POTUS, the Current Occupant, If I really want to piss someone off, I call him, Palin's Predecessor. I know that's not gonna happen, but it's HILARIOUS to see the reaction. :D

~QC

FDK
12-20-2010, 05:12 PM
I like this:

Obama*



(* Footnote: Worst president in US History)

m00
12-20-2010, 05:29 PM
Just say "So I was reading about President Osama... er, I mean Obama"

Novaheart
12-20-2010, 06:32 PM
So I take it Obamalamadingdong, Obummer, Obigears, Obiwangoblowme, Barry O, Oblahblah, Obiteme, Chairman Maobama and Obloviate would not go over well at DU whether or not it was preceded by "President".:D

Maybe it's because I went to school with a bunch of childish assholes, but I have always objected to playing with people's actual names. Rush seemed to think that Madeline Notsobright and Jake Reno were incredibly clever, but it was childish. Ronnie Rayguns was not only not clever, it was dated. Refusing to use the proper name of the Democratic Party is childish. I guess I just expect something more intellectual from folks who claim to be intelligent.

Rockntractor
12-20-2010, 07:23 PM
Maybe it's because I went to school with a bunch of childish assholes, but I have always objected to playing with people's actual names. Rush seemed to think that Madeline Notsobright and Jake Reno were incredibly clever, but it was childish. Ronnie Rayguns was not only not clever, it was dated. Refusing to use the proper name of the Democratic Party is childish. I guess I just expect something more intellectual from folks who claim to be intelligent.

So says Novafart!:rolleyes:

Madisonian
12-20-2010, 07:30 PM
Maybe it's because I went to school with a bunch of childish assholes, but I have always objected to playing with people's actual names. Rush seemed to think that Madeline Notsobright and Jake Reno were incredibly clever, but it was childish. Ronnie Rayguns was not only not clever, it was dated. Refusing to use the proper name of the Democratic Party is childish. I guess I just expect something more intellectual from folks who claim to be intelligent.

I expected a president and democratic party congress that would uphold their oaths to the Constitution.
Guess both of us expected too much.

Rockntractor
12-20-2010, 07:34 PM
I expected a president and democratic party congress that would uphold their oaths to the Constitution.
Guess both of us expected too much.

I don't think you really want to know what Nova wants out of life!

Madisonian
12-20-2010, 08:09 PM
I don't think you really want to know what Nova wants out of life!

I don't know...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgjfi1DU1mQ&feature=related

AmPat
12-21-2010, 12:45 PM
Maybe it's because I went to school with a bunch of childish assholes, but I have always objected to playing with people's actual names. Rush seemed to think that Madeline Notsobright and Jake Reno were incredibly clever, but it was childish. Ronnie Rayguns was not only not clever, it was dated. Refusing to use the proper name of the Democratic Party is childish. I guess I just expect something more intellectual from folks who claim to be intelligent.

The real name of the DIMoRAT party? What is it, The Demoratic Socialist People's Party? The People's Democratic Marxist Socialist Party? We could always work their Communistic tendencies into the name. Or do you prefer the "progressive" label? Why do liberals continue to change their name? Are you ashamed? You should be. Are you scared that it is a negative conotation? It is. :cool:

Novaheart
12-21-2010, 02:10 PM
So says Novafart!:rolleyes:

:D Good one Cockinbacktor!

Novaheart
12-21-2010, 02:18 PM
I don't think you really want to know what Nova wants out of life!

I would execute everyone currently in prison for a violent crime.
I would depopulate 12 countries.
I would publicly execute 12 prominent citizens in each country.
I would scrape the mosque off the site of the Temple in Jerusalem.
I would flatten Mecca.
I would drag the Pope through the streets of Rome and throw him into a ceremonial volcano.
I would have the tongues removed from anyone who pronounces the "t" in "often" or who begins a sentence with "Meantime".
I would declare open season on Rap and Heavy Metal musicians.
I would have the ears removed from people who have grommets in their ears.
I would have police pull up asspants and affix them to the wearers' waists with a surgical staple gun.
I would have silence in the Walmart!!!!!!

AmPat
12-21-2010, 02:32 PM
I would execute everyone currently in prison for a violent crime.
I would depopulate 12 countries.
I would publicly execute 12 prominent citizens in each country.
I would scrape the mosque off the site of the Temple in Jerusalem.I would flatten Mecca.
I would drag the Pope through the streets of Rome and throw him into a ceremonial volcano.
I would have the tongues removed from anyone who pronounces the "t" in "often" or who begins a sentence with "Meantime". I would declare open season on Rap and Heavy Metal musicians.
I would have the ears removed from people who have grommets in their ears.
I would have police pull up asspants and affix them to the wearers' waists with a surgical staple gun.
I would have silence in the Walmart!!!!!!

I never thought I would have this much in common with a liberal. I don't care for the whole Pope thing but don't wish him physical harm. I hate pants on the ground and it should be open season where we can slap the stupid out of the wearers. Walmart where I live is great. I have been to some where I don't go because of the dress code; I don't own stretchy pants and my hair is too short for curlers.:eek: I reserve the right to attend late night Walmart trips so that I feel better about myself and my relatives.;)

Novaheart
12-21-2010, 02:36 PM
I never thought I would have this much in common with a liberal. I don't care for the whole Pope thing but don't wish him physical harm. I hate pants on the ground and it should be open season where we can slap the stupid out of the wearers. Walmart where I live is great. I have been to some where I don't go because of the dress code; I don't own stretchy pants and my hair is too short for curlers.:eek: I reserve the right to attend late night Walmart trips so that I feel better about myself and my relatives.;)

Ain't it the truth. I were telling my cousinbrother that just t'other day.

AmPat
12-21-2010, 02:41 PM
:D Bet your moms don't not no.

WhiteWolf
12-21-2010, 10:47 PM
I don't think you can use that. Didn't Doonsberry use that for another president?

The lefty bloggers used it extensively for Bush, too. I guess turnabout is fair play? I'm sure Doonesbury doesn't own a copyright on the asterisk symbol.

CueSi
12-25-2010, 09:48 AM
I never thought I would have this much in common with a liberal. I don't care for the whole Pope thing but don't wish him physical harm. I hate pants on the ground and it should be open season where we can slap the stupid out of the wearers. Walmart where I live is great. I have been to some where I don't go because of the dress code; I don't own stretchy pants and my hair is too short for curlers.:eek: I reserve the right to attend late night Walmart trips so that I feel better about myself and my relatives.;)


He has that effect on people. He's a dick, but... sometimes, he can be downright tolerable. :p

~QC

Novaheart
12-25-2010, 10:32 AM
I don't think you really want to know what Nova wants out of life!

You had to ask....

a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a kingsize Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year's supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary's baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador,
a new mastadon,
a Maverick,
a Mustang,
a Montego,
a Merc Montclair,
a Mark IV,
a meteor,
a Mercedes,
an MG,
or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty,
a Maserati,
a Mac truck,
a Mazda,
a new Monza,
or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple?

Novaheart
12-25-2010, 10:34 AM
I don't know...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgjfi1DU1mQ&feature=related

Sorry, I didn't see your post before posting mine.

Rockntractor
12-25-2010, 10:49 AM
You had to ask....

a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a kingsize Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year's supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary's baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador,
a new mastadon,
a Maverick,
a Mustang,
a Montego,
a Merc Montclair,
a Mark IV,
a meteor,
a Mercedes,
an MG,
or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty,
a Maserati,
a Mac truck,
a Mazda,
a new Monza,
or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple?

You should check out some of the Volvo trucks! Makita is making the best gas chainsaw now, they are made in Germany and have outstanding performance, McCulloch was bought by China.

PoliCon
12-25-2010, 10:55 AM
a baby's arm holding an apple? seriously? Did you have to go perverse?

Madisonian
12-25-2010, 02:32 PM
Sorry, I didn't see your post before posting mine.

S'allright
Always loved The Tubes, bizarre as they were.
Joys of growing up in the late 60's early 70's.

Madisonian
12-25-2010, 02:35 PM
seriously? Did you have to go perverse?

What is perverse about a baby holding an apple unless you think it has some obscene reference to a penis, in which case it is you that is perverted, not the words.

PoliCon
12-25-2010, 05:14 PM
What is perverse about a baby holding an apple unless you think it has some obscene reference to a penis, in which case it is you that is perverted, not the words.

If you think for a second that he was not making a penis reference you're dumber than I thought.

Madisonian
12-25-2010, 06:36 PM
If you think for a second that he was not making a penis reference you're dumber than I thought.

Have you had been equating children holding round objects as phallic symbols for a long time?
That to me is just sick.

PoliCon
12-25-2010, 09:25 PM
Have you had been equating children holding round objects as phallic symbols for a long time?
That to me is just sick.

you are seriously a stupid fuck.



baby's arm holding an apple


A large penis.

The term comes from a Lenny Bruce routine about African-American men ("Their wangs look like a baby's arm with an apple in its fist" as immortalized in his book _How to Talk Dirty and Influence People_), but this exact wording is taken from The Tubes' song "What Do You Want From Life", from their first album.

Since not everyone gets the reference, the term typically is used as an in-joke.
What Carrie really wants is a baby's arm holding an apple.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=baby%27s%20arm%20holding%20an%20ap ple

Rockntractor
12-25-2010, 09:28 PM
Settle down guys , a little jabbing is just fine but we have a dome for fights.

Novaheart
12-25-2010, 10:49 PM
If you think for a second that he was not making a penis reference you're dumber than I thought.

Sheesh, is everything about sex with you? How did you miss (as I did for the last 32 years) the line about the date with Paul Williams (ewwww).

CueSi
12-26-2010, 12:46 PM
Sheesh, is everything about sex with you? How did you miss (as I did for the last 32 years) the line about the date with Paul Williams (ewwww).

I just thought that was Nova being Nova. :p

~QC

PoliCon
12-26-2010, 12:49 PM
Sheesh, is everything about sex with you? How did you miss (as I did for the last 32 years) the line about the date with Paul Williams (ewwww).

the emperor has no clothes.

Zathras
12-26-2010, 01:04 PM
the emperor has no clothes.

And is a degenerate, lying, waste of skin to boot.