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Respect the Office of President

Post by landrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:27 am

Not the man who defiles it.

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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Gord » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:28 am

landrew wrote:Your welcome.
You're
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by landrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:33 am

Gord wrote:
landrew wrote:Your welcome.
You're
No, you're welcome.

And what are you doing up so late?
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by landrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 am

"You are welcome" = "you're." Thanks. There's never an excuse for bad grammar.

But it could also be that "the welcome is yours; your welcome."
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by landrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 am

Anyhoo, we look forward to the day when the voters begin to know the difference between respecting the office, and not the nincompoop who moved in there lately.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:50 am

The office of the president used to be prestigious, honorable, and worthy of respect. Now that apparently any {!#%@} idiot can do it, it's about as prestigious as the guy who mops up the porno theaters on Saturday night.
{!#%@} that {!#%@} and his {!#%@} position.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:03 am

Aztexan wrote:The office of the president used to be prestigious, honorable, and worthy of respect. Now that apparently any {!#%@} idiot can do it, it's about as prestigious as the guy who mops up the porno theaters on Saturday night.
{!#%@} that {!#%@} and his {!#%@} position.
If the office did not have that prestige, we wouldn't be upset with Trump.

.............its, definitional.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by landrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:10 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
Aztexan wrote:The office of the president used to be prestigious, honorable, and worthy of respect. Now that apparently any {!#%@} idiot can do it, it's about as prestigious as the guy who mops up the porno theaters on Saturday night.
{!#%@} that {!#%@} and his {!#%@} position.
If the office did not have that prestige, we wouldn't be upset with Trump.

.............its, definitional.
The "Office" is still is all of that, but don't confuse the POTUS (Donald J. Trump) with the OOTP (Office of the President).
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:27 am

The wizard was feared and respected until it was discovered that he was only some incompetent moron in over his head.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:28 am

And as long as this nation sees fit to be lead by said incompetent moron, yeah, {!#%@} the office of the president.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by JO 753 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 am

You cant respect the offis az long az the Prezident himself duznt.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:25 pm

I don't respect much, certainly not Trump, but I do see respecting "his office" at times appropriate. Like if he gave a eulogy without mentioning that the murderer had some good traits too. I would show him respect because of his office. The same speech at one of his continuing rallies?===>No. "The Office" is not involved.

You guys need to make finer distinctions.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by landrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Respect the Office,
Not the President.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm

It's been diminished.
Since any moron can now hold that office.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by ElectricMonk » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:30 pm

Why do we have to do the respecting if the person holding the position doesn't?
If Trump gives me his salary I will do part of his job.

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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Poodle » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:40 pm

Respect the Oval Office. not the shape it's in.

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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:58 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Why do we have to do the respecting if the person holding the position doesn't?
If Trump gives me his salary I will do part of his job.
Because how you treat other "things" is about YOU first and the other person second. I haven't seen it yet, but I understand that Robert DeNiro demonstrated the issue at some award show just yesterday?

The message gets lost when you act just like TRump. Raise the Limbo bar.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:03 pm

Because in this {!#%@} country, the right isn't outraged that a city in America has no drinking water but were outraged when a comedienne calls another woman a liar.
They're not outraged that terrified, crying children are being ripped from their parent's arms but because another comedienne called trump's daughter a {!#%@} for not trying to do something to stop it.
And now they're outraged because DeNiro says {!#%@} trump?
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:04 pm

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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Gord » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:20 pm

I've never respected it before, why would I start now?
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:21 pm

And this office holder is meeting with a murderous dictator, praising him, normalizing him, legitimizing him. Not once mentioning the gross civil rights abuses, but smiling and posing with him. So, once again: {!#%@} the office and the piece of {!#%@} currently occupying it.
For those of you in the back and in the balconies: {!#%@} THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT!!!
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Jobs I actually respect more than the US president:
Teachers
Scientists
Fire fighters
Soldiers
The guy who mops up porno theaters
The kid who bags groceries
The technologically-challenged kid who operates the drive-thru window and screws up my burger
My weed dealer
Certain forum administrators
Strippers
Garbage men
The nurses who put up with TJ and Gawd's {!#%@}
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Well Az: JUST LOOK.

You aren't upset with the office....but rather the office holder.

Seems simple enough to me, just read what you write before kneejerk mode kicks in.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Monster » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:33 pm

landrew wrote:Not the man who defiles it.

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Hello, landrew.

Your thread reminded me of something I've seen over the years.

When Bush II was the president, conservatives said, after liberals insulted him, "Respect the office of the president!"
When Obama was the president, liberals said, after conservatives insulted him, "Respect the office of the president!"

I'm not accusing you of saying the same thing. Your thread title just reminded me of it.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:34 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Well Az: JUST LOOK.

You aren't upset with the office....but rather the office holder.

Seems simple enough to me, just read what you write before kneejerk mode kicks in.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:34 pm

I'm sorry. I didn't mean that
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Re: Respect the Office of President

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Aztexan wrote:Jobs I actually respect more than the US president:
Teachers
Scientists
Fire fighters
Soldiers
The guy who mops up porno theaters
The kid who bags groceries
The technologically-challenged kid who operates the drive-thru window and screws up my burger
My weed dealer
Certain forum administrators
Strippers
Garbage men
The nurses who put up with TJ and Gawd's {!#%@}
How about lawyers? (And their porn stars. :heh:)



But seriously, it's strange that teachers are usually so well-respected, yet many have to take on other jobs on that list additionally to make ends meets. :(
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:26 pm

I don't respect things.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by landrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:44 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I don't respect things.
I'm going to try respecting people, more this time.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by OlegTheBatty » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:35 pm

Aztexan wrote:It's been diminished.
Since any moron can now hold that office.
I can't . . so not ANY moron!
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Can you make {!#%@} up?
Tweet?
Grab em by the hooha?
Sit there and look stupid?
Then you're qualified.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Aztexan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:49 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
Aztexan wrote:Jobs I actually respect more than the US president:
Teachers
Scientists
Fire fighters
Soldiers
The guy who mops up porno theaters
The kid who bags groceries
The technologically-challenged kid who operates the drive-thru window and screws up my burger
My weed dealer
Certain forum administrators
Strippers
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The nurses who put up with TJ and Gawd's {!#%@}
How about lawyers? (And their porn stars. :heh:)



But seriously, it's strange that teachers are usually so well-respected, yet many have to take on other jobs on that list additionally to make ends meets. :(
Add 'I'll buy my own expensive gun, ammo, and lessons out of my own pocket and also I'd take a bullet for your spoiled, ungrateful kid' to their added burden.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by gorgeous » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:57 pm

name an honorable president...
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Post by gorgeous » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:02 pm

just one?
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:12 pm

I happened to record Mike Pence introducing T.rump to the faithful the other day.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Subaru7 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:30 pm

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I think that there is nothing about the chaotic and dysfunctional US government that is worthy of respect any more.
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by Lance Kennedy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:18 am

An article I read pointed out that people tend to enter congress reasonably wealthy, and leave it extremely wealthy. Why do you think that is ?

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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by ElectricMonk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:53 am

Respect is something you earn.

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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by gorgeous » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:30 am

soooo...no honorable presidents...see?
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Re: Respect the Office of President

Post by ElectricMonk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:35 am

gorgeous wrote:soooo...no honorable presidents...see?
If you want to honor some, that's your decision.

Only dictators demand to be honored.