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jendf
05-24-2011, 04:39 PM
President Obama Has No Idea What Year It Is (http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/05/president_obama_has_no_idea_wh.html)


This is how President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today, where he got a tour from the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall and laid a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice.

Barack Obama

24 May 2008

It was really nice until he got the date wrong by three years. Granted, 2008 was a great year for him, and we might try to live it for as long as possible, too, if we were him. Also, though, he may have had a stroke.

:rolleyes:

marv
05-24-2011, 05:59 PM
...and he claims "...common heritage..."? Oh yes, it's the Black Irish in him....:rolleyes:

JB
05-24-2011, 06:02 PM
I reckon he had more than just one Guiness. Breakfast of champions.

And why can't he just write it like a normal human being. May 24, 2008

CueSi
05-24-2011, 06:03 PM
...and he claims "...common heritage..."? Oh yes, it's the Black Irish in him....:rolleyes:

I'm more Irish than him.

~QC

NJCardFan
05-24-2011, 09:41 PM
...and he claims "...common heritage..."? Oh yes, it's the Black Irish in him....:rolleyes:

C'mon. You never heard of Black Irish? Lucky Charms, McRib, Shamrock Shake?


I reckon he had more than just one Guiness. Breakfast of champions.

And why can't he just write it like a normal human being. May 24, 2008

He's trying to be more Euro.

djones520
05-24-2011, 09:48 PM
I reckon he had more than just one Guiness. Breakfast of champions.

And why can't he just write it like a normal human being. May 24, 2008

24 May 2008 is how I'd do it. I think that's a pretty standard format across the government.

fettpett
05-24-2011, 11:25 PM
24 May 2008 is how I'd do it. I think that's a pretty standard format across the government.

and internationally as well...


personally I think it's funny, but nothing to make a big deal about....but then again there was a lot that Bush did/said that was the same way and the left made big mountains out of those mole hills

Starbuck
05-25-2011, 12:17 AM
24 May 2008 is how I'd do it. I think that's a pretty standard format across the government.

Yeah. You know, funny things is, most of us picked up the habit of 24 May, 11 in the service, and I know damned good and well he didn't pick it up in the service. Kinda strange for a civilian.:confused:

CueSi
05-25-2011, 01:43 AM
Yeah. You know, funny things is, most of us picked up the habit of 24 May, 11 in the service, and I know damned good and well he didn't pick it up in the service. Kinda strange for a civilian.:confused:

I do it, but my parents and much of my family are from former British Colonies, where that's the standard way of marking dates.

Don't know what his excuse is.

~QC

CaughtintheMiddle1990
05-25-2011, 03:33 AM
Yeah. You know, funny things is, most of us picked up the habit of 24 May, 11 in the service, and I know damned good and well he didn't pick it up in the service. Kinda strange for a civilian.:confused:

So in the service, you're taught to use the more common/international date system?
I always wondered why my grandpa had put a date on a photograph as "22 April 1945" even though he was an American. Makes me question some of his other photo dates, like one that's "8-5-73". Makes me wonder if it's August 5th, or May 8th, 1973.

lacarnut
05-25-2011, 03:53 AM
I don't think Obummer is too bright. He forgets how many states in the US (not 57); he forgets his daughters birthday, and then he does not know what year it is. Sounds like to me he may be smoking those spiked left handed cigs.

ralph wiggum
05-25-2011, 10:48 AM
24 May 2008 is how I'd do it. I think that's a pretty standard format across the government.

In American business, it is pretty much never written that way. Of course, Obama was never in business, so he probably wouldn't know that.

Starbuck
05-25-2011, 11:57 AM
So in the service, you're taught to use the more common/international date system?
I always wondered why my grandpa had put a date on a photograph as "22 April 1945" even though he was an American. Makes me question some of his other photo dates, like one that's "8-5-73". Makes me wonder if it's August 5th, or May 8th, 1973.
Yeah. The service was great for me, as a kid. I could go on and on about things I learned in the navy, and will always be grateful for the opportunity they provided. It was the very first time, I have said many times, that I started to get real traction in life.

NJCardFan
05-26-2011, 11:33 AM
I don't think Obummer is too bright. He forgets how many states in the US (not 57); he forgets his daughters birthday, and then he does not know what year it is. Sounds like to me he may be smoking those spiked left handed cigs.

Actually, it was 58 states. He said then that they had been to 57 states and had 1 more to go. That said, can somebody tell me what the reaction had been had Bush done something similar?

RobJohnson
05-26-2011, 11:39 AM
24 May 2008 is how I'd do it. I think that's a pretty standard format across the government.


Very True.

Same with legal contracts.

ralph wiggum
05-26-2011, 11:48 AM
Very True.

Same with legal contracts.

Bunch of dorks. :rolleyes:

:D