State of the Union

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by bnwchbammer, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. bnwchbammer
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    bnwchbammer GBAtemp Fan

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    So guys, it's going on now, what do you all think? (mostly directed at American users, but if anyone else is checking in, it's always cool to get an out-of-country opinion)

    He seems to be pretty popular right now. Mostly talking about jobs, and COLLEGE! (which I'm going to) heh, so what do you guys think? Like what he says? Hate it? Please God don't let this be a flame war, just want some opinions, and some discussions.
     
  2. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    Obama = Win.
     
  3. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Lol I am pretty interested to hear what he has to say tonight, but overall, I dislike what he says, AND does. *Flame Shield On!*
     
  4. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Talk is cheap, especially in politics. Put up or shut up.
     
  5. delta123

    delta123 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    your from texas so i figured you would say that.
     
  6. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    And you are from Australia, so I figured you would reply with something like that.

    How does that feel?
     
  7. delta123

    delta123 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    so......?
     
  8. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Eventually I realized that American politics are so dumb that it's not worth it anymore. America is going into a shit spiral, one way or another. And it's not because of Obama, it's just because Americans suck at politics nowadays.

    If I have the cash when I'm old enough, I'd leave the US. Maybe go to Canada or something.
     
  9. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    I went to youtube and listened to most of the speech. Can't say it's a yes or no on liking it though. I do like the idea of freezing Federal spending for 3 years, but it sounds easier said than done. Lots of the speech was him speaking about the condition of the economy (which we already know about).

    As many people have said: actions speak louder than words. So for now I'll hold my tongue until action happens or the lack thereof.
     
  10. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

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    I'll provide the out-of-country experience.

    He comes across as ok, he's better than Bush but that's not saying much. He's an excellent speaker but he's relied a lot on rhetoric. Genrally people I spoke too genrally seem to beleive that he's was going to save the world and all that bullshit.

    Recently I've got to admit he's looking better with his plans to change the banking system and his thinking on the creation of jobs, so it seems that he has some sort of plan. I do think the reaction of the US Right borders on disbelief like Palin's death panel bullshit and the whole he's acting "unamerician." Then again i guess that shows how stunted US politics is. Obama does have the potential to lead the most progressive government for a generation but wheter he does or not is really up to him.
     
  11. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    I just don't agree with most of his actions, but then again you can't please everybody!
     
  12. iffy525

    iffy525 not famous

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    I think he said that because many Texans are republicans, not because he thinks you are racist.
     
  13. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Canada is way better.

    The laws aren't as strict on pirating as in the US and you're allowed to back up your own DVD's. Canada is miles ahead of the US (imo).
     
  14. DeMoN

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  15. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    But what has he actually done? Inform me, I'm not really political, just curious.
     
  16. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Is this the same Canada where the RIAA has bribed the government to impose a tax on CD sales because they might be used to pirate songs? Make no mistake, countries are meeting to discuss how they can lock up copyright law right now.
     
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