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Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:39 PM

 

"We must adjust our expectations downwards, rather than fight to win."*

That's my one-line takeaway from last night's SOTU.

I respond to that message by channeling a great American, General Anthony McAuliffe. Surrounded with his 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge, massively outnumbered, McAuliffe received a letter from the German Commander demanding surrender in exchange for allowing the Americans to live. His letter of response:

To the German Commander.

NUTS!

The American Commander


*title is a synopsis, not a real quote of course

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Reply "We must adjust our expectations downwards, rather than fight to win."* (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Jan 2014 OP
RobertEarl Jan 2014 #1
sulphurdunn Jan 2014 #24
jsr Jan 2014 #2
zeemike Jan 2014 #27
ProSense Jan 2014 #3
MannyGoldstein Jan 2014 #17
demwing Jan 2014 #29
SidDithers Jan 2014 #20
JoePhilly Jan 2014 #4
zappaman Jan 2014 #5
TheMathieu Jan 2014 #6
truebluegreen Jan 2014 #34
Skidmore Jan 2014 #7
Autumn Jan 2014 #8
rhett o rick Jan 2014 #18
demwing Jan 2014 #30
demwing Jan 2014 #32
bemildred Jan 2014 #9
randome Jan 2014 #10
Fumesucker Jan 2014 #14
geek tragedy Jan 2014 #23
UncleMuscles Jan 2014 #19
Scuba Jan 2014 #11
Cali_Democrat Jan 2014 #12
Fumesucker Jan 2014 #13
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2014 #15
LordGlenconner Jan 2014 #25
LittleBlue Jan 2014 #16
Progressive dog Jan 2014 #21
wcollar Jan 2014 #26
Progressive dog Jan 2014 #35
geek tragedy Jan 2014 #22
adirondacker Jan 2014 #28
truebluegreen Jan 2014 #33
woo me with science Jan 2014 #31

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:43 PM

1. Well, what do you expect?

 

Who's winning these days?

And how the heck did a "we give in" Democrat ever get elected?

And why can't Atlanta handle 2 inches of snow?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:55 PM

24. Mostly, because the Democratic Party

 

was captured by a Wall St. coup in 1984 by a thing called the DLC, and because of ice, hills and jackknifed 18 wheelers.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:43 PM

2. "We must know our stations"

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Response to jsr (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:48 PM

27. Yes but they dress us up in nice penguin suits

When we serve them...if we are so privileged.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:44 PM

3. Making up quotes now?



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Response to ProSense (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:31 PM

17. My apologies - title updated with a disclaimer asterisk. nt

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:07 PM

29. If it's not a quote, just kill the quotation marks

 

easy breezy

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Response to ProSense (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:43 PM

20. FUD'ers gotta FUD...

It's what they do.

Sid

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:45 PM

4. 1085 11 14

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:45 PM

5. Where was this line in the SOTU?

I can't find it.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:48 PM

6. Here's a link to the text of the full speech, everyone.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/28/state-of-the-union-text_n_4590833.html

This quote is nowhere to be found.

Don't let dishonest people control the narrative.

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Response to TheMathieu (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:28 AM

34. How do you feel about the reading-impaired?

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:48 PM

7. Oy..

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:52 PM

8. Oh look, they think you are giving a quote from the SOTU.




How precious is that. Rec . Just because

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Response to Autumn (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:39 PM

18. He had to give them something to whine about. They have nothing of substance. nm

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:09 PM

30. Why is that funny?

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 06:30 AM

32. seriously, why is this funny? /nt

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:53 PM

9. Nuts indeed. nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:53 PM

10. This isn't war. It's politics.

 

'Nuts!' simply means beating your head against a wall. All it brings is a headache and a need to replaster.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]The truth doesn’t always set you free.
Sometimes it builds a bigger cage around the one you’re already in.
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Response to randome (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:13 PM

14. War is the continuation of politics by other means -Clausewitz

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:19 PM

23. All war is politics, but not all politics is war. nt

 

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Response to randome (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:40 PM

19. It's definite war

 

It's a class war and the 1% has already won.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:56 PM

11. K&R

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:12 PM

13. Damn the torpedos

Full speed ahead

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:14 PM

15. Funny, you never quoted the sotu

 

But they think you did. That was very funny.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:03 PM

25. You're pretty funny too

 

Only it's more along the lines of unintentional comedy.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:19 PM

16. We've been adjusting our expectations downward since Ronnie Rayguns

 

as our Democratic leadership has gone steadily more toward the side of corporatists.

Hillary is the culmination of three decades of merging the Democratic Party to right wing economic dictates, and the Republicans further to the right into libertarian economic theory. It's the new political spectrum, ensuring the continuation of the corporate profit-poverty cycle. Once she is elected, the 1% have achieved a victory so complete that they have absolutely no opposition within the borders of the United States.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:15 PM

21. I don't see what the "nuts" quote has to do

with politics.

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Response to Progressive dog (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:45 PM

26. Nuts

Merriam-Webster.com, definition 2: insane, crazy
How can it NOT apply to American politics?

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Response to wcollar (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:11 AM

35. I thought I was replying to a specific post

which used a specific quote which was made in a specific instance. I still think I was, so I'm assuming you just intended to be humorous.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:19 PM

22. A reaction every bit as thoughtful, accurate and predictable as Ted Cruz's. nt

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:53 PM

28. "If you work hard, you get ahead" Obviously we need to work 99% harder. nt

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Response to adirondacker (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:26 AM

33. Well said. nt

 

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