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Obama Tells High School Students: “I Don’t Think Ethics” Was My Favorite Subject…
Weazel Zippers ^ | September 29, 2011

Posted on 09/29/2011 2:55:15 PM PDT by maggief

“I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school,” Obama said, speaking at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.

“I did not love every class I took. I wasn’t always paying attention the way I should have,” Obama said. “I remember when I was in 8th grade I had to take a class called ethics. Now, ethics is about right and wrong, but if you’d ask me what my favorite subject was back in 8th grade, it was basketball. I don’t think ethics would have made it on the list.”

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1 posted on 09/29/2011 2:55:20 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

ethics in 8th grade?


2 posted on 09/29/2011 2:57:07 PM PDT by sappy
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To: maggief
Sure, 0bama, ethics is not your forte.

No Progressive Socialist can afford to have ethics as their forte.

3 posted on 09/29/2011 2:58:52 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: maggief

I believe every word of that is true. I couldn’t have said anything about him better than his own idiotic description of himself.

Does this man even know or understand that he is the President of the United States of America?

Not only does he not speak like a President, he doesn’t even speak like an adult or like a grown man.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 2:59:35 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: maggief

Quelle surprise. OTOH, who thinks a single one of the kids attending this DC high school has ever heard of a class called “ethics”?

Sha’Neekwa whispers to Antwahn: “Yo, he mus’mean ETHNICS. Where we learn’bout our oh-pressed heritage.”


5 posted on 09/29/2011 2:59:39 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: maggief
“I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school,”

Should that be "that I could have been"?

6 posted on 09/29/2011 3:01:04 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: maggief
Was this speech read off the teleprompter? If they actually typed out those words and had time to review them yet saw nothing wrong with a US President telling kids he wasn't such a great student.....wow.

What a terrible message to send to kids. It'll inspire the kids alright; to do poorly in school. Way to go O.
7 posted on 09/29/2011 3:03:02 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Paradox

Apparently English wasn’t a favorite subject either ... or Geography ... (57 states).

But, he’s brilliant ... donchaknow.


8 posted on 09/29/2011 3:04:44 PM PDT by maggief
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To: YHAOS
No Progressive Socialist can afford to have ethics as their forte.

Their "ethics" in pursuit of Marxism consists of "The end justifies the means," and "By any means necessary." That includes lying, cheating, stealing, the use of force and much worse.

9 posted on 09/29/2011 3:05:02 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: maggief
If this wasn't from the Onion, I hope there is a video of this somewhere.

Ethics wasn't my favorite subject?

(1) It's a horrible quote, nobody wants to get caught saying it.

(2) I don't believe ethics is taught to 8th graders in the USA. Is it taught to Indonesian 8th graders in Islamic schools?

10 posted on 09/29/2011 3:08:07 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Why Not Herman Cain?)
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To: maggief

This is quite telling - a failure at ethics!

Notwithstanding my sincere belief that everything that he or the media reports about his life history is a complete fabrication.

So he went to 8th grade? Where? In Indonesia this time? And they studied ethics there? No kidding! We didn’t cover ethics till late high school.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 3:08:46 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Welcome to Costco. I love you. Welcome to Costco. I love you.)
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To: Shannon

Teleprompter ... video at link.

http://thehill.com/video/administration/184487-obamabasketball-was-my-favorite-subject


12 posted on 09/29/2011 3:08:56 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
“I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school,”

Or college. Or law school, I'll wager.

13 posted on 09/29/2011 3:10:29 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: maggief

What a role model. Good grief.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 3:11:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: maggief

WTF? Why is he campaigning at high schools?


15 posted on 09/29/2011 3:12:13 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: maggief

I think he is saying that he will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. And Michelle went Target shopping today.


16 posted on 09/29/2011 3:13:14 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: 240B

He’s a perennial teenager.


17 posted on 09/29/2011 3:13:26 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: maggief
I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school

What schools were they and where're the grades from those school, dimbulb? Huh? Hmm? Huh?

Can we see them? Huh? Hmm? Huh?

18 posted on 09/29/2011 3:22:42 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: maggief
To summarize;
I don't know right from wrong, and you don't need to pay attention or do well in school in order to be president.
19 posted on 09/29/2011 3:23:15 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: maggief

Yet somehow the Ivy League was wetting its pants and falling all over itself to admit him. Interesting.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 3:25:11 PM PDT by Snake65
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To: maggief
No. Shite. Bear -> Woods. Pope -> Catholic.

What is going on with these morons? There's been an overload of completely absurd news blips surrounding the WH zoo the past couple of days. Have they all lost it? Perhaps that's a rhetorical question...

21 posted on 09/29/2011 3:27:04 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: maggief

DumBO: Yes, kids, drop out of school, deal some drugs and you too can be Pres__ent.


22 posted on 09/29/2011 3:28:30 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow an eloquent Allen West out of hell.)
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To: sappy
ethics in 8th grade?

Sure, Punaho. A fancy pants, super elite academy that John Kerry would struggle to get into.

But just remember, affirmative action had nothing to do with it.

23 posted on 09/29/2011 3:33:12 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Brookhaven

He attended a private school founded by Christian missionaries.


24 posted on 09/29/2011 3:33:56 PM PDT by kenavi (Raise taxes on the "fortunate few": lottery-winners.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

don’t hurt John Kerry’s feelings. He may put in for another Purple Heart.


25 posted on 09/29/2011 3:37:35 PM PDT by sappy
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To: maggief

You could have fooled me!!!/sarc.


26 posted on 09/29/2011 3:45:51 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: 240B

The lifetime slump continues I guess because he is not being the best President of the USA that he should be either.


27 posted on 09/29/2011 3:59:01 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Shannon

Obama’s allure to the youth culture is the “coolness factor”m. You aren’t ‘cool’ in high school if you take academics seriously (unless you have some tremendous athletic prowess besides). Obama understands this. He’s also irresponsible enough to exploit it.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 4:11:11 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: maggief

Obama said. “I remember when I was in 8th grade I had to take a class called ethics. Now, ethics is about right and wrong, but if you’d ask me what my favorite subject was back in 8th grade, it was basketball. I don’t think ethics would have made it on the list.”

That’s about as obvious as a hard on at a nudist camp.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 4:26:16 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: maggief

This takes the cake !


30 posted on 09/29/2011 4:36:40 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: kenavi
He attended a private school founded by Christian missionaries.

Although it is true that Harvard is a private school that was founded in the 1600s by Christian missionaries, after a couple of hundred years it became a sanctuary for atheist marxists.
So by the time Mr. Obama attended this school, it wouldn't have provided much help to him to straighten him out ...

31 posted on 09/29/2011 5:06:10 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Bernard Marx
"Their "ethics" in pursuit of Marxism consists of "The end justifies the means," and "By any means necessary." That includes lying, cheating, stealing, the use of force and much worse."

Yeah . . . What I said.
( ^8 }

32 posted on 09/29/2011 6:36:31 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: YHAOS

Sorry you took it negatively; I was just reinforcing what you said. At least we agree.


33 posted on 09/29/2011 6:50:30 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: El Cid

So by the time Mr. Obama attended this school


‘If’ he attended this school. There is no verified indisputable proof that Obama went to any school ever, except the Madrassa in Indonesia. They were the only ones to offer evidence.

No transcripts. No diplomas. No nothing of any kind has ever been released about Obama’s alleged academic credentials.

You can’t even get an authentic SSN or Passport or even a Driver’s License on the guy.

Not to get all birther on the thread, but every time I hear Obama attended this school, or graduated that school, I simply ask, by what proof? Because he said so? PROVE IT.

I, personally, don’t believe a damn word of it. Hey, but that’s just me.


34 posted on 09/29/2011 6:51:35 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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Re: 34

I was referencing Harvard. We know he attended that school. Regarding what grades he received -we'll never know. I actually suspect he got good grades at this Ivy League factory for Statist tools - given that he was on the Affirmative Action fast track at that time. I'd like to see his SATs, and grades at Occidental and Columbia. It's tough to judge from afar, but Mr. President really doesn't come across as the sharpest knife in the drawer.

And I'm with you on the Birther comments. Something just isn't right with the games going on with his Birth Certificate. I actually take this as less of an indictment of him, as more of an indictment of all of our political 'leaders'. They were/are too gutless to call him out on the lack of credible evidence that he met the minimum standards to be eligible for his position.

35 posted on 09/29/2011 7:45:18 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: maggief

“Now, ethics is about right and wrong, but if you’d ask me what my favorite subject was back in 8th grade, it was basketball. I don’t think ethics would have made it on the list.”

News Flash: Obama Admits He Thinks Like an Eighth Grader.

As a 50-year-old man, Obama continues to struggle with ethics and very much would prefer basketball over the difficult task of actually doing the work required of a POTUS. It’s nauseating to hear a guy with his pampered life lecturing all the rest of us about how soft we’ve become.


36 posted on 10/01/2011 6:44:29 AM PDT by DrC
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To: maggief

bttt


37 posted on 10/02/2011 7:01:57 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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