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Self-effacing Obama hails science fair achievers
Yahoo News ^ | 27 May 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 05/27/2014 5:08:26 PM PDT by mandaladon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished.

There was the catapult-armed mannequin that shot three-point baskets, the 18-year-old cancer researcher and the second-grade Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma, with their Lego "flood-proof" bridge design.

"I'm such an underachiever," Obama said after chatting with Eric Chen at Tuesday's annual White House Science Fair. Chen, a Harvard-bound high school senior from San Diego, won grand prizes at the 2013 Google Science Fair and the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology for identifying new drug candidates for the treatment of influenza.

It's an annual self-deprecating routine for the Harvard trained lawyer and 44th president of the United States, who happily recounts his personal failures in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

"One year I accidentally killed some plants that were part of my experiment," he told Tuesday's White House Science Fair audience. "Another time a bunch of mice escaped in my grandmother's apartment. These experiments did not take me straight to the White House."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aca; obama; va
"I'm such an underachiever," Obama said......................Zero is right about this.
1 posted on 05/27/2014 5:08:27 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

the only truth this world class Ahole has ever spoken.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: mandaladon
44th president of the United States, who happily recounts his personal failures in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math ...

and politics.

3 posted on 05/27/2014 5:17:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

and economics.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 5:21:43 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: mandaladon

Self effacing? Self-Assing is more like it. He even THINKS he is LYING to the kids.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 5:23:27 PM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Obama DID make himself a girlfriend out of composite...


6 posted on 05/27/2014 5:23:30 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: mandaladon

I cannot stomach faux humility.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 5:23:37 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: mandaladon
These experiments did not take me straight to the White House

No but once there, the experiment to see how far a black Democrat/Communist could go to destroy the USA with nary a peep from the media or gutless Republican party sure as hell did.

8 posted on 05/27/2014 5:26:04 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: BilLies

Try self-defecating.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT by Octar
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To: mandaladon

“...noting that men outnumber women studying and working in engineering and computer science.”

He hasn’t spent much time around engineering schools recently. My sons are both engineers. Whereas the oldest had very few women in his class, my younger son’s class was about half women. I know lots of women who excel in engineering and computer science.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 5:26:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mandaladon

It’s still about him


11 posted on 05/27/2014 5:27:36 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: mandaladon

The inside scoop is that Obama paid a 5th grader a grant of 40million dollars to scale up Potato Electric Generation Plants.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 5:31:05 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: BilLies
self-effacing

Self F-facing.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 5:32:02 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ClearCase_guy

and everything outside the Chum Gang.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 5:34:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: bigbob

It is rather challenging to focus on scholastic achievement when one is primarily hanging out with the choom gang.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 5:35:44 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: mandaladon

Ha-ha. So funny.

This idiot who couldn’t conduct a basic science experiment is our CIC. Yep, laugh myself to sleep over that.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: mandaladon
Technically adept people can spot this line'o'bool;shiite a mile away.

The "Sociology" and "Elementary Ed" majors who cannot put air in a bike tire or check the oil seem to always try to make any sign of technical competence an indication of the lower status of the technically skilled individual.

Somehow, to people like Obama consider applied science and engineering a bit "beneath" them ... and thus an excuse for them to occupy managerial positions, giving them, the incompetent, the right to tell the competent what to do!

Mathematics and Science ARE Liberal Arts, too.

17 posted on 05/27/2014 5:49:49 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Vote for a gay African Marxist for POTUS? Sure. What could go wrong?)
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To: mandaladon

Our king is very humble.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 5:55:40 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: mandaladon
Science major stumped ...
19 posted on 05/27/2014 5:56:27 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: mandaladon

For once I agree with Soetoro. He is a dumb ****.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 5:59:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: mandaladon
President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished.

A rare moment of realizing the truth. Don't worry, the sycophants will be there soon to feed the ego.

21 posted on 05/27/2014 6:08:35 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

“You didn’t build that.”


22 posted on 05/27/2014 6:09:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon

Underachiever? Yes you are...you make Jimmy Carter look like FDR...


23 posted on 05/27/2014 6:41:46 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: mandaladon

Why is it always about him?


24 posted on 05/27/2014 7:18:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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