OBAMA, LAY OF VEGAS!

  • Mepark

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    Feb 03, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    http://www.ktnv.com/global/story.asp?s=11922460

    This is the second time he signals out Vegas and I think it's quite pathetic.

    I understand the point, but it's not necessary to signal out ANY city, let alone one that's nearly a ghost town compared to what it used to be.

    What do you think?
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    Feb 03, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    Oh please. If those politicians were sincerely worried about economic fallout from the president's comments, then they wouldn't have commented publicly, exacerbating the publicity. They would have conveyed their concerns privately. It's really obvious they're just trying to score political points... and actually aren't worried that the president's comments would have adverse economic impact (and on that issue, I agree with them).

    (edit: I just realized the title, "Obama, lay of Vegas," suggests that Obama is Vegas' epic/only lay icon_lol.gif)
  • masculumpedes

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    Feb 03, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    I think that Vegas has always been looked upon as a destination of "ill repute"....lol. It is certainly suffering from the recession, even my own business has taken a couple of hits, although not serious ones icon_exclaim.gif
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    I could care less. Why else do you go to Vegas but to gamble, drink like a fish, get laid and maybe see a showicon_idea.gif

    Get over iticon_smile.gif

    I also read the article about Rahm Emanuel and Sara Palin. The whole issue is retardedicon_cool.gif
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:31 AM GMT
    Are you kidding me? Lawmakers are angry that Obama was making a common sense point...don't gamble your children's college tuition away at (insert any gambling destination but let's just actually insert the largest-Las Vegas).

    The fact that people make their living from the casinos doesn't negate Obama's point at all. And how Obama's policies are tied to the economic downfall of Las Vegas' gambling, overconsumption and development is beyond me. The housing boom, low interest rates and all the speculation were certainly not Obama's doings as he wasn't even in office. Nor am I necessarily pinning them on Republicans (although they were clearly in control of policy at the time). So now he catches grief for common sense.

    It is amazing that so much is blamed on a man who was confronted with so many problems and he has barely been in office a year. The economy is a somewhat autonomous beast that is hard to halt and then steer in another direction. While I am definitely a supporter, even objectively, I can see that a year is not enough time to assess his success or failure. Furthermore, are we that short sighted to forget how we got here? Were the majorities of Americans practicing fiscal restraint? Unemployment was spiraling out of control before he even set foot in the damn White House.

    I just don't get it...OBJECTIVELY, how is it so easy to just pin problems from the past on one man? The war. The cost of the war. Boom times/cheap money. The decline. All before he stepped into office. And I don't even blame all of this necessarily on the Republicans either.

    You should watch how he addresses some of these issues. (http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/obamagopqa/)
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:33 AM GMT
    jockguy123 saidAre you kidding me? Lawmakers are angry that Obama was making a common sense point...don't gamble your children's college tuition away at (insert any gambling destination but let's just actually insert the largest-Las Vegas).

    The fact that people make their living from the casinos doesn't negate Obama's point at all. And how are Obama's policies tied to the economic downfall of Las Vegas' gambling, overconsumption and development is beyond me. The housing boom, low interest rates and all the speculation were certainly not Obama's doings as he wasn't in office. Nor am I necessarily pinning them on Republicans (although they were clearly in control of policy at the time). So now he catches grief for common sense.

    It is amazing that so much is blamed on a man who was confronted with so many problems and he has barely been in office a year. The economy is a somewhat autonomous beast that is hard to halt and then steer in another direction. While I am definitely supporter, even objectively I can see that a year is not enough time to assess his success. Furthermore, are we that short sighted to forget how we got here? Were the majorities of Americans practicing fiscal restraint? Unemployment was spiraling out of control before he even set foot in the damn White House.

    I just don't get it...OBJECTIVELY, how is it so easy to just pin problems from the past on one man? The war? The cost of the war? Boom times/cheap money? The decline? All before he stepped into office. And I don't even blame all of this necessarily on the Republicans either.


    You should watch Obama's address to the Republicans (http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/obamagopqa/)


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  • Mepark

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    Feb 03, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    jockguy123 saidAre you kidding me? Lawmakers are angry that Obama was making a common sense point...don't gamble your children's college tuition away at (insert any gambling destination but let's just actually insert the largest-Las Vegas).

    The fact that people make their living from the casinos doesn't negate Obama's point at all. And how Obama's policies are tied to the economic downfall of Las Vegas' gambling, overconsumption and development is beyond me. The housing boom, low interest rates and all the speculation were certainly not Obama's doings as he wasn't even in office. Nor am I necessarily pinning them on Republicans (although they were clearly in control of policy at the time). So now he catches grief for common sense.

    It is amazing that so much is blamed on a man who was confronted with so many problems and he has barely been in office a year. The economy is a somewhat autonomous beast that is hard to halt and then steer in another direction. While I am definitely a supporter, even objectively, I can see that a year is not enough time to assess his success or failure. Furthermore, are we that short sighted to forget how we got here? Were the majorities of Americans practicing fiscal restraint? Unemployment was spiraling out of control before he even set foot in the damn White House.

    I just don't get it...OBJECTIVELY, how is it so easy to just pin problems from the past on one man? The war. The cost of the war. Boom times/cheap money. The decline. All before he stepped into office. And I don't even blame all of this necessarily on the Republicans either.

    You should watch how he addresses some of these issues. (http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/obamagopqa/)


    I don't disagree with you. I support Obama. Still, he did not need to TWICE signal out Vegas for a STUPID point. Common sense point, you say? Exactly. He's saying something that people already know and there's no need to be lectured about it, let alone drag an entire city and it's people into it. He needs to learn to choose his WORDS wisely, not his actions (he's doing fine there).
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    You act as if what he said is wrong. Is it?

    Him singling out one city is the least of this countries worries so why dwell on it, especially when what he said has merit.

    Obviously people don't know about it otherwise they wouldn't keep doing it and if they do know about it and keep doing it then that questions intelligence. It's on the same level as knowing a stove top is hot but still touching it anyway. Guess what happens?

    Like jockguy said he's easily blamed for past mistakes and for pointing out the obvious. America needs a nice dosage of reality and for someone to point out the stupid things we do. It's a known fact that people don't like the obvious pointed out to them because it's embarrassing and it seriously makes you wonder about a few things. He chose his words fine and America or rather a few got pissed because he basically called them. Deal with it and get use to it.
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:59 AM GMT
    Oh brother...I think some people can't see the forrest from the trees. How he dragged a whole economy down because of a simple value statement is beyond me. Some people just look for things to pick at. So inconsequential.

    NEXT!
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 03, 2010 7:19 AM GMT
    He is Human like all of us?
    l love Las Vegas its America to me!