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Recalling own injuries, Obama calls for end to ‘suck it up’ culture in youth sports
CNN ^ | May 29, 2014 | by Kevin Liptak and Nadia Kounang

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:51:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Saying he wants to change a culture in youth sports where kids are encouraged to “suck it up” after sustaining head injuries, President Barack Obama on Thursday said it was time coaches and athletes started thinking about better ways to keep kids safe on playing fields.

Obama said he could recall instances during his own days in Pop Warner leagues when a particularly hard hit left him sidelined for a spell.

“There were a couple of times where I’m sure that that ringing sensation in my head and the need to sit down for a while might have been a mild concussion, and at the time you didn’t think anything of it,” he said at an event designed to bring awareness to head injuries in youth sports.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: choomwagon; failure; nannystate; obama; phony

1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:51:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Bamster.......desperately trying to change the national conversation.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 4:53:10 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3 posted on 05/29/2014 4:53:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

President Girlie Man.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 4:54:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can we just get one person from his childhood to corroborate that he ever even played Pop Warner football?!?!


5 posted on 05/29/2014 4:56:59 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does he always have to make it all about his self? Gee, that was a stupid question.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 4:57:14 PM PDT by GoldwaterCountry (Viva Reagan Revolucion!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did Obama ever play football?


7 posted on 05/29/2014 4:57:44 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, sure he threw a football as a kid, just like he threw a baseball.....never.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 4:58:09 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Puffer played any ball it was with Reggie’s.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 4:59:06 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He gets faggier by the day.
10 posted on 05/29/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

My first thought as well.

There is NO WAY he played football, not full contact football.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 5:01:01 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d LOVE to see any scintilla of evidence that Barack Obama ever played Pop Warner football.

http://www.popwarner.com/About_Us/history.htm


12 posted on 05/29/2014 5:01:17 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

0bama was hit in the head with a ball!?! They call it ‘being tea bagged’ these days.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 5:01:25 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

14 posted on 05/29/2014 5:02:20 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: struggle

He was only there because he wanted to be on the bottom of a pile-on by a half dozen jocks.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 5:05:36 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A Pop Warner League in Kenya? Indonesia?


16 posted on 05/29/2014 5:06:56 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I got me some bad dain bramage chooming all that dope."


17 posted on 05/29/2014 5:08:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Just how freaking hurt can he get playing checkers?

Gunner


18 posted on 05/29/2014 5:12:26 PM PDT by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t think suck it up means what he thinks it means.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 5:13:18 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That only head ‘Ringing Sensation’ he has ever received was the times Reggie saved it up and then gave the back of Barry’s throat a full blast....


20 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: TigersEye

Maybe he meant “s**k it” sports?

Gunner


21 posted on 05/29/2014 5:16:23 PM PDT by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: Zeneta
There is NO WAY he played football, not full contact football.

When those foreigners say "football" they are really talking about soccer.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 5:17:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait, he played football?

Or did he play foots with balls?


23 posted on 05/29/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What planet is Obama living on? Our manly, suck-it-up culture ended a long time ago. Now, we’ve got the crybaby culture of hypochondriacs and lawsuit chasers.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, good God. This guy thinks we’ll believe anything that dribbles out of his mouth, doesn’t he?

Obama? FOOTBALL??

Bwah-hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa.....

Yeah. Uh-huh.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 5:45:36 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: trisham

26 posted on 05/29/2014 5:47:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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27 posted on 05/29/2014 5:49:21 PM 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: Oldeconomybuyer
LIAR!!!
28 posted on 05/29/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: musicman

His own injuries?

What a joke


29 posted on 05/29/2014 5:52:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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The anti christ will survive a head wound. Obama is not admitting he’s already survived several. Just saying.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 5:55:27 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Someone from his childhood told me he played Pop Warner football with obama. That should be good enough for you. /s


31 posted on 05/29/2014 5:57:30 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Bryan24

you missed it. from the article you posted. it’s right there:
But football was for boys and barack felt left out. Cheering from the stands wasn’t enough. he wanted, somehow, to share in the excitement and fun down on the field. So Pop Warner introduced a new activity: cheerleading. Obama loved it, and during the 1970s this new branch of Pop Warner grew rapidly.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 6:02:21 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Amazing. All the extra equipment players are forced to wear because of liberal good intentions made players reckless.

Once again, unintended consequences by the left.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 6:02:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Barry the Wimp, just shut up, yo.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 6:13:41 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BS!

He is worse than Clinton talking about himself all the damn time.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: originalbuckeye
The Bamster.......desperately trying to change the national conversation.

Yeah, it's been one thing after another. White privilege hysteria was preceded by income inequality, and before that the War on Women. All the while, the theme for AGW (global warming by carbon dioxide and cow farts) has been playing counterpoint.

36 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:45 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe I’m wrong but aren’t there more important things for the CIC to be concerned about????

.


37 posted on 05/29/2014 6:21:05 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The center on his team is Harry Reid. Barry loves his behind


38 posted on 05/29/2014 6:24:16 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: Oldeconomybuyer

The only injuries he has is from a failed abortion. ..


39 posted on 05/29/2014 6:28:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kabar

“A Pop Warner League in Kenya? Indonesia?”

Even if it was allegedly in Hawaii, could you imagine that mom-jeans wearing dwarf going head to head with those islanders?!?! Ha ha.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 6:46:20 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Caliph Baraq was a bench rider on the hs bball team.
After a bit too much chooming, he may have fallen off backwards and knocked his skull on the bleachers.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 6:48:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: weps4ret

I’d be willing to bet that little Barry never played football.

Next he will be claiming PTSD for his exploits playing Army with his GI Joe.

Everything is always about him and always a lie.


42 posted on 05/29/2014 6:54:07 PM PDT by Gunner TLW
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Standby for a staged, professionally photographed Obama football photo


43 posted on 05/29/2014 7:18:53 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh please. If this idiot ever played “Pop Warner” ball he was the freaking waterboy.


44 posted on 05/29/2014 7:27:55 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: Iron Munro

Crackhead....cracked head...same diff, right?


45 posted on 05/29/2014 8:00:08 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He must be ‘friends’ with Oprah again.

She is the ‘most famous’ person that has ‘lived’ whatever the guest went through.

If one says she was a ‘Lez’, OW will claim to have ‘dabbled’ in it.
If one says she is a Prostitute, OW will claim etc etc etc

IF BO speaks in front of a CS group, he will claim to have taught Linda Lovelace the “deep throat” method.

Look up PHONY in the book and this buttheads picture should be there.

No matter HOW you spell it...fony, phony, foney, phoney, BS’r, lying sack of horse apples, lying pile of cow pies, etc etc


46 posted on 05/29/2014 8:16:21 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

47 posted on 05/29/2014 10:17:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: gundog
Crackhead....cracked head...same diff, right?

Good one - and oh so true.


48 posted on 05/30/2014 4:07:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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