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Obama: Students should work hard, focus on school (BARF alert!)
AP ^ | September 14, 2010 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE

Posted on 09/14/2010 6:29:16 AM PDT by maggief

EXCERPT

In the speech, he recalls a conversation with his mother about his slipping grades, how he hadn't started filling out college applications and how he was being "casual" about his future. He started to tell her he didn't need to hear that, but Obama says she cut him off, gave him a hard stare and asked if he remembered what it was like to put in a little effort. Obama says hearing that from his mother jolted him.

"But eventually, her words had their intended effect," he says. "I got serious about my studies. I made an effort. And I began to see my grades — and my prospects — improve. And I know that if hard work could make the difference for me, it can make the difference for you too."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; imamobamaspeaks; obamaday

1 posted on 09/14/2010 6:29:19 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I just called my school and they are NOT showing this tape to our students.


2 posted on 09/14/2010 6:35:08 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: maggief
"I got serious about my studies. I made an effort. And I began to see my grades — and my prospects — improve.

Lies. All Lies.
Prove otherwise!

3 posted on 09/14/2010 6:35:37 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: maggief

His pathological lying is reaching new heights. Now that he’s opened the door to his grades, in a sane world we would get a look at the transcripts. Hopefully someday they’ll be leaked—that is our only hope.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 6:35:54 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

nobama has released none of his history. Grades? I bet nobama can’t read. Just look at how halting he is with the presidential teleprompter. Without the teleprompter he sounds like an addled crack head. nobama = EPIC Fail. Also, stay away from the children. This is child abuse. Someone report him.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 6:37:54 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: maggief
SHOW US YOUR TRANSCRIPTS!
6 posted on 09/14/2010 6:37:57 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: maggief

Was he even living with his mother at that time.
I thought his Grandmother got him at age ten.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 6:39:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: maggief

He needs to prove it, until then, just more hot air....


8 posted on 09/14/2010 6:40:04 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: maggief
Hey Barry, let's see your college transcripts.

We've seen Bush's grades and acccording to libs, "he was only a C student." Where are your grades, Barry?

9 posted on 09/14/2010 6:40:49 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: hoosiermama; STARWISE; onyx; Liz; penelopesire; LucyT

“In the speech, he recalls a conversation with his mother about his slipping grades, how he hadn’t started filling out college applications and how he was being “casual” about his future. He started to tell her he didn’t need to hear that, but Obama says she cut him off, gave him a hard stare and asked if he remembered what it was like to put in a little effort. Obama says hearing that from his mother jolted him.”

Fiction PING!


10 posted on 09/14/2010 6:40:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: hal ogen

I’m hoping if Nov is as bloody [figuratively speaking] as we hope, some Obamaphiles will turn on him and start leaking. People like winners. If he leads his party to a sufficiently disastrous Waterloo, there may be some bitter Dems who get tired of clinging to the secrecy surrounding Obama’s records/transcripts, etc., and some of the more damaging stuff may start mysteriously appearing on the net.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 6:42:49 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: maggief

Why should students work hard and focus on school? Is it so they can have the high incomes that result from their hard work stolen by the government and handed over to those who didn’t work hard, beat them up, cut class, used and sold drugs and dirsupted school?


12 posted on 09/14/2010 6:43:35 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: grobdriver

It’s always all about him.


13 posted on 09/14/2010 6:43:49 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: maggief

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14 posted on 09/14/2010 6:44:51 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: maggief

Sorry about that!


15 posted on 09/14/2010 6:46:44 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: maggief

Sorry about that!


16 posted on 09/14/2010 6:46:44 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: maggief

All this would have some validity if we had his grade point average. Knowing his penchant for bragging, it seems strange that this most-brilliant-president-ever has embargoed his school records.


17 posted on 09/14/2010 6:48:00 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: maggief
Wait a minute he was living with his upper middle class white grandparents of privilege, going to the best private schools, at that time. Another flipping lie.
18 posted on 09/14/2010 6:49:12 AM PDT by svcw (Everyday the enemy tries to offer you an apple, when God has already given us an orchard.)
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To: maggief

19 posted on 09/14/2010 6:52:34 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Fantasywriter
Barry Soetoro's Indonesian school record.


20 posted on 09/14/2010 6:52:50 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: maggief; All
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21 posted on 09/14/2010 6:53:05 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: COUNTrecount

The form you posted lists April 8 as Obama’s birth date. According to the official story, isn’t it August 4? Has anyone pointed out the birth date on this form differs from the hagiographical one? How many different dates in ‘61 was he supposedly born on, anyway?


22 posted on 09/14/2010 7:03:13 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: maggief

Very wierd wording to his fictitional tale this morning. It really revels Obama’s current mental state in a new light.Let’s dissect it:

“....He started to tell her he didn’t need to hear that, but Obama says she cut him off, gave him a hard stare and asked if he remembered what it was like to put in a little effort. Obama says hearing that from his mother ‘jolted him’.

So here is Obama....’jolted’ just because his mother ‘cut him off’ and ‘gave him a hard stare’ and asked him if he ‘remembered what it was like to put in a little effort’? All because he was going to tell her he ‘didn’t need to hear that’ and ‘he was being casual about his future’?

Obama seems to have been ‘jolted’ just because someone was questioning him...the messiah....lol. His self absorption knows no bounds.

This is very instructive about his own attitudes right now. Obama is ‘jolted’ because he is being ‘questioned’ by the American people. His usual ‘casualness’ isn’t working and he is being ‘cut off’ by his critics.

The man is an open book psychologically and it’s no longer a page turner...lol.


23 posted on 09/14/2010 7:05:21 AM PDT by penelopesire (NEVER FORGET!! 'You are either with us or you are with the terrorists')
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To: Fantasywriter

The form is using day-month-year format, I.e. 4 August 1961.


24 posted on 09/14/2010 7:09:48 AM PDT by vrwc1
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To: vrwc1

Oops. Thanks for the clarification.


25 posted on 09/14/2010 7:11:49 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: vrwc1

Thanks for the clarification. I should have caught that, but numbers are not my strong suit. :(


26 posted on 09/14/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: penelopesire

“Jolted?”

In the speech, he recalls a conversation with his mother about his slipping grades, how he hadn’t started filling out college applications and how he was being “casual” about his future. He started to tell her he didn’t need to hear that, but Obama says she cut him off, gave him a hard stare and asked if he remembered what it was like to put in a little effort. Obama says hearing that from his mother jolted him.

“But eventually, her words had their intended effect,” he says. “I got serious about my studies. I made an effort. And I began to see my grades — and my prospects — improve. And I know that if hard work could make the difference for me, it can make the difference for you too.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politics/national/stories/DN-obama_21nat.ART.State.Edition1.36f7d9b.html

“I will confess to you that I was kind of a goof-off in high school, as my mom reminded me,” he said. “You know, I made some bad decisions that I’ve actually written about. You know, got into drinking. I experimented with drugs. There was a whole stretch of time that I didn’t really apply myself a lot. It wasn’t until I got out of high school and went to college that I started realizing, ‘Man, I wasted a lot of time.’ “


27 posted on 09/14/2010 7:24:52 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Fantasywriter

4-8-61
August 4, 1961
U.S. uses MM/DD/YY
Other countries use DD/MM/YY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_and_time_notation_by_country


28 posted on 09/14/2010 7:30:47 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: jersey117

Seriously. Dude can’t go two sentences without saying the word “I”.

He also can’t stop lying. According to the Wikipedia article on Obama, his mother wasn’t around when he graduated from high school. Fact is he was abandoned by both his parents. What would that do to you?


29 posted on 09/14/2010 7:30:47 AM PDT by mbs6
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To: COUNTrecount

Thanks. What makes it even more embarrassing, my ex was/is a military contractor, and he puts the date first too. Maybe I just need more caffeine. ;)


30 posted on 09/14/2010 7:34:47 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: maggief

So is Obama going to tell the same story every year now? How boring. The only thing new this year is the ‘jolted’ part of the mythology. She probably caught him smoking pot and was pissed he didn’t offer her a toke too...lol!


31 posted on 09/14/2010 7:51:27 AM PDT by penelopesire (NEVER FORGET!! 'You are either with us or you are with the terrorists')
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To: maggief

Shame on his mother!

Teaching him to work hard at destroying the greatest country on Earth! Sometimes it’s NOT good when your child work toward a goal. I wonder if Mao’s mom said, “Eat your oatmeal! How are you going to grow up to kill several million people if you don’t eat your oatmeal?”

America would’ve been much better off if he had become a hobo.


32 posted on 09/14/2010 7:54:55 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: penelopesire

Wasn’t she in Indonesia?


33 posted on 09/14/2010 7:55:52 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I dunno..good question. He could always say she was home visiting though to shore up his lie.


34 posted on 09/14/2010 8:08:52 AM PDT by penelopesire (NEVER FORGET!! 'You are either with us or you are with the terrorists')
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To: maggief
1pm EDT on CNN, it's Baraq "for the children"


35 posted on 09/14/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Viewing the address was optional at our children’s school. I asked the kids to watch.

Tonight we’ll discuss how his message of hard work conflicts with his tax-funded hand-outs.

His lips say “work hard” while his deeds say “if you don’t work hard, those that do will pay your way.”


36 posted on 09/14/2010 8:20:36 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Venturer
You are right according to this - NYT puff piece.

By 1974, Ms. Soetoro was back in Honolulu, a graduate student and raising Barack and Maya, nine years younger. Barack was on scholarship at a prestigious prep school, Punahou. When Ms. Soetoro decided to return to Indonesia three years later for her field work, Barack chose not to go.

“I doubted what Indonesia now had to offer and wearied of being new all over again,” he wrote in his memoir. “More than that, I’d arrived at an unspoken pact with my grandparents: I could live with them and they’d leave me alone so long as I kept my trouble out of sight.” During those years, he was “engaged in a fitful interior struggle. I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America.” Ms. Soetoro-Ng recalled her mother’s quandary. “She wanted him to be with her,” Ms. Soetoro-Ng said. But she added: “Although it was painful to be separated from him for his last four years of high school, she recognized that it was perhaps the best thing for him. And she had to go to Indonesia at that time.”

37 posted on 09/14/2010 8:26:36 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: maggief

I began to see my grades improve. Any documents to prove that?.


38 posted on 09/14/2010 9:48:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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