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News Conference By President Obama (Thinks Austrian is a language!!!)
Talking Points Memo/White House ^ | April 3 | Obama

Posted on 04/05/2009 2:16:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy

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To: PghBaldy
I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing

What a dufus!

101 posted on 04/05/2009 3:59:00 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: huck von finn
Austrian people speak Austrian

Do Americans speak Americana? Do Brits speak Britainnia? Do Mexicans speak Mexican?

What do Austrian kangaroos speak?

102 posted on 04/05/2009 4:01:00 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: LibertyRocks

It was changed and then changed back. I thought you had edited it again.

Now it has been changed back to the incorrect answer.


103 posted on 04/05/2009 4:01:20 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: PghBaldy

As Americans, we speak American, right?


104 posted on 04/05/2009 4:01:57 PM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: oldbill
People wonder how a cultured, educated nation like Germany could have fallen under the spell of a megalomaniac like Hitler whose “Mein Kampf” was treated like a bible in spite of the idiotic stuff in it. Well just look around you, it’s happening here, and for the media and inside the Beltway elites it’s just fine with them.

Well said.

Our meritocracy has been replaced with a cult of personality. Long live our maximum leader, brightest star on the planet!

105 posted on 04/05/2009 4:02:02 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Jagdgewehr
He probably thinks there is an Australian language too.

fair Dinkum.

he know how many states there are and can name all 57.

106 posted on 04/05/2009 4:09:03 PM PDT by Vaquero (This is coming to a head....this pimple needs a poppin')
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To: PghBaldy

Why do we play into this ‘gotcha’ type unsubstantitive stuff that is typically the playground of the left.


107 posted on 04/05/2009 4:10:47 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: PghBaldy

Grüß Gott!!!!


108 posted on 04/05/2009 4:11:06 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: KansasGirl

I think you may be running into a problem with your browser cache, because I have gone, and added links now for my sources, and my answer is still there.... Also, no indication that any editing has occurred since I edited it the first time.


109 posted on 04/05/2009 4:11:09 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: PghBaldy

One
Big
A$$
Mistake
America

110 posted on 04/05/2009 4:11:12 PM PDT by Vaquero (This is coming to a head....this pimple needs a poppin')
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To: PghBaldy

Next, Zero will be ordering Vienna sausages.


111 posted on 04/05/2009 4:12:04 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: filbert

I’d say it is an accent as in Austrian accent or American accent.


112 posted on 04/05/2009 4:12:14 PM PDT by DB
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To: SolidWood

The Bush haters would have never let GWB live that down.


113 posted on 04/05/2009 4:14:26 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: huck von finn

After that gaffe, ZERO’s people probably when on line and change Wiki to reflect what he said. :)


114 posted on 04/05/2009 4:18:27 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: lilycicero

Amazing, especially since Obama majored in political science with an emphasis on international relations AND was on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I guess he forgot to take notes.


115 posted on 04/05/2009 4:21:49 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: LibertyRocks

You may be right.


116 posted on 04/05/2009 4:22:04 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Jagdgewehr

In all fairness Austrian and Australian are languages. We speak American here.


117 posted on 04/05/2009 4:23:01 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: PghBaldy
News Conference By President Obama (Thinks Austrian is a language!!!)

That's not even close to not knowing how many states in the U.S.A.

Somebody should ambush him with a question relating to some simple American facts. I'll bet he couldn't, as an example, answer how many stars on the American flag, or how many stripes, or how many colors. (I'm sure one of his handlers will now make sure he knows after reading this post.)

But, perhaps some other simple facts from American history, like "which side did the American Indians fight on during the revolution?". Or perhaps, "which side was the south on during the civil war?".
118 posted on 04/05/2009 4:24:11 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: oldbill
”When happens this tyranny’s Kristalnacht? They have already come for the executives, and people did nothing. They have already come for the unborn, and people (even Notre Dame) did nothing. They are coming for the talk radio hosts and their listeners. How soon till they come for you? Heil Obama.”

Incredibly insightful analogy.

119 posted on 04/05/2009 4:25:09 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: KansasGirl

No problem! I really appreciate your help. I have seen pages on Wikipedia go though like 100 changes a day with the “two sides” constantly deleting and re-editing... It’s crazy at times. :)


120 posted on 04/05/2009 4:32:51 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: adorno

I’d bet if you asked him questions about ANYTHING regarding Capitalism we’d get an earful of propaganda answers, too... I had a (self-described) ECONOMICS TEACHER once tell me that COMPETITION CAUSED MONOPOLIES!!!

I wouldn’t doubt that if you asked Obama some of these questions it would immediately become clear that he hasn’t educated himself fully on ANY issue — merely inundating his brain with Socialist/Marxist/Communist ideas and philosophy — since CHILDHOOD. He’s a “red diaper baby” if there ever was one...


121 posted on 04/05/2009 4:36:28 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: austingirl

Right! A$$clown mr. bozo and A$$clown ms.bozo.

I am so proud!


122 posted on 04/05/2009 4:38:18 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: SonOfPyrodex

This bozo your a$$clown sleeping in the white house did not attend any college. He was awarded an afirmative action degree and provided with a job!

If you can call what he did was a job!


123 posted on 04/05/2009 4:42:42 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: PghBaldy
Obama is an ignorant urban savage and punk-ass South Side wharf thug.


124 posted on 04/05/2009 4:44:47 PM PDT by Viking2002 (FUBO. Just....................FUBO.)
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To: N. Theknow

Dan Quayle for all his faults (and I think he would have been a good president) never said that. It was a joke by RINO republican Claudine Scheiffer.


125 posted on 04/05/2009 4:45:33 PM PDT by sharkhawk (Here come the Hawks)
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To: Pining_4_TX
President Clueless strikes again!

Another excellent slogan for the 2010 elections.

126 posted on 04/05/2009 4:49:16 PM PDT by jetson
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To: PghBaldy

he’s an total idiot!!!!


127 posted on 04/05/2009 4:54:55 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: CindyDawg
American is considered a standard dialect of the English language as Austrian is considered a standard dialect of the German language. The common language we speak in America, Britain and Australia is the English language, as I understand it at least. I concede that linguists consider many other factors and they don't necessarily agree on the criteria that determines what is language and what is a dialect.

But for us less sophisticated folks, we understand that German is spoken in Austria just like English is spoken in Australia.

Perhaps B. Hussein 0bama knows more than the rest of us. The joke is on us ignorant fools.

128 posted on 04/05/2009 5:21:12 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard. One faithful harp shall praise thee.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Perhaps.


129 posted on 04/05/2009 5:32:35 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: LibertyRocks
And if you speak Mexican Spanish in Spain, they will make fun of you (my daughter discovered that!) but it's still Spanish.

I was taught German by an Austrian teacher.

The Germans (especially the Prussians) make fun of my Steiermark accent, but it's still German. (Even some Austrians, especially Viennese, will make fun of a Steiermark accent. It's more or less the equivalent of speaking Alabama Redneck. Which is still English.

130 posted on 04/05/2009 5:41:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: huck von finn
Some Obama supporter must have rushed THAT into wiki. "Probably" understand? Ridiculous!

There's no such language as "Austrian". There are a number of different Austrian dialects of German, but they differ a good deal from each other -- there is no one "Austrian" dialect, even.

131 posted on 04/05/2009 5:42:37 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Yep, exactly. I got an education on Spanish when I worked at a KMart in West Denver (at the Service Desk before I became a Manager there).

I had taken Spanish in High School, but never realized how different it was from the spoken language of those from Mexico. My managers would help me translate some of our announcements into Spanish, and I could still read them aloud with the proper accent and such, and had no problem READING it and getting the gist of what I read, but when trying to communicate with some of my customers I occasionally had some small problems — they could understand me, but I couldn’t understand them — even when they spoke slowly! LOL My managers had fun teasing me as well about my knowledge of “Castillian Spanish” vs. Mexican Spanish!

My mother spoke German as a child, and I have since found that some of her “good night” greetings and such were “Low German”, vs. other regions in Germany which spoke “High German”. It’s ALL German though! Only the “slang” and common phrases are different, and some accents...


132 posted on 04/05/2009 5:50:19 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks
Yep, "Low German" is not "low" or vulgar, but the dialects of German spoken in the area bordering the Low Countries (i.e. Netherlands). Plattdeutsch - meaning literally 'flat'/'plains' German. It shades over into Dutch, and if you read it out loud is easier for an English speaker to understand than High German. Grimm's Fairy Tales in the original are full of Plattdeutsch. "Hochdeutsch" really means the mountain and upland regions of Southern Germany, which is the German that I learned, but a rather isolated and rural variant thereof.

Standard German, that you learn in school, is more or less the Hanoverian dialect of German (Saxony). The Hanoverians pride themselves on speaking the purest German in the world. They think I sound like a country hick.

135 posted on 04/05/2009 6:04:05 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: LibertyRocks
Oh, yeah - I forgot to mention, if you speak Castilian in Mexico they think you're stuck up (sort of like people used to think of somebody with an English accent).

Friend of mine who was born in Puerto Rico said that the newscaster with a Castilian accent there was just ASSUMED to be snooty and proud.

136 posted on 04/05/2009 6:05:45 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Very interesting. Thank you for all the details. I learned about the “Low” & “High” German when I went online trying to find the phrases she used to use when saying goodnight to me, and God Bless You, when I sneezed! :) I wasn’t aware of the Standard German designation at all. Thanks again for your help. :)


137 posted on 04/05/2009 6:10:03 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

Did she say, “Gesundheit”, or something else?


138 posted on 04/05/2009 6:13:50 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: huck von finn
Austrian people speak Austrian, which is very close to German.

Is that like Southerners speak Southern which is close to English, just better?

139 posted on 04/05/2009 6:17:17 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (The Media censored ODUMBA'S DEEP BOW to the King of Saudi Arabia. WHY?????)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Yep, that was it. :)

I’ll phonetically spell her goodnight greeting as it sounded to me...
Gutten Noggin
I’m assuming the correct spelling is Guden Avend, or Abend?


140 posted on 04/05/2009 6:19:49 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

Guten Abend = Good Evening


141 posted on 04/05/2009 6:27:22 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard. One faithful harp shall praise thee.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

LOL


142 posted on 04/05/2009 6:28:07 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard. One faithful harp shall praise thee.)
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To: Morgana

Heh Heh... Babelfish isn’t too good, but let me give this a shot here... [I do not speak German! :)]

Obama ist definitiv ein Esel, ich zustimmen! Möglicherweise werden seine Mitarbeiter auch erschrocken, um zu erklären ihm, dass er den Fehler machte! Das würde lustig sein.


143 posted on 04/05/2009 6:35:02 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Maybe I’m not remembering right... It’s been about 20 years since I’ve heard it...

What would be Good NIGHT? I know she didn’t say “Guden NACHT”... Could’ve been something her father and mother used to say though — that and Gesundheit is the only German she ever spoke around me (her parents were deceased). Could be it was a sentimental-type “slang” phrase or something...

We used to have a little “ritual” where we said about 10 different things to each other when she was tucking me in. It has occurred to me as I sit here now that I can’t remember about half of it any longer... Rather upsetting, really...


144 posted on 04/05/2009 6:38:54 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks
Plattdeutsch would say something like "Avend" or "Obend" instead of "Abend".

"Gesundheit" - meaning "health" - is a standard German response to a sneeze.

145 posted on 04/05/2009 6:42:36 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thanks again! I appreciate your help, and your sharing your knowledge with me! Fascinating stuff. :)


146 posted on 04/05/2009 6:44:19 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: ConservativeMind

Obama makes Bush look good.

I keep saying that to my lib acquaintances. Drives them nuts.


147 posted on 04/05/2009 6:49:48 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: LibertyRocks
"Guten Abend" is "Good evening."

"Gute Nacht" is "Good night."

Cute little German lullaby (we know it as "Brahm's Lullaby") begins with "Guten Abend, gut' Nacht".

On the other hand, "Gute Nacht" can also mean the condemned man's "last goodnight". Used to great effect in Mahler's setting of "Der Tambourg'sell" ("The Drummer Boy").

148 posted on 04/05/2009 6:51:08 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: LibertyRocks

You know, you could probably remember quite a bit more of the bedtime ritual if you say what you remember out loud to yourself before you go to bed. If your memory works anything like mine, you’ll probably sit up at 2 a.m. and think, “Oh, yeah! That’s how it went!”


149 posted on 04/05/2009 6:52:31 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: PghBaldy

Too bad former native Ahhnold wasn’t with the Prez — he speaks fluent Austrian...


150 posted on 04/05/2009 6:54:56 PM PDT by mikrofon (Kaleefornia-Deutsch)
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