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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #1
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I found this interesting this morning in my email inbox.

This cuts through the crap and zeroes in on the gut issue quickly! Are we all aboard the USS Ship of Fools? Makes me wonder!
The first time I read this quote, I thought it was dangerously true. Then I really started pondering it and thought how would this apply to our own lives/careers? Let's look at it again to see how absurd it is.

  • You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience.
    You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon.
    You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.
    You couldn't join the military and become a Colonel after a 143 days of experience.
    You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.
    You couldn't become a police officer and become the Chief of Police after 143 days of experience.
    You couldn't work on the assembly line and become the President of General Motors after 143 days of experience
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'From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate.
That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.
After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan. 143 days?

We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is - a start.


AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public seems to feel comfortable with this and campaigning for him.


We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are OK with this for the President of the United States of America ?


Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol.
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less than 127 days, that's the key. 1/20/09- end of an error
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Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol.
Dude, there are ALOT of Americans that can't see past the hype.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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less than 127 days, that's the key. 1/20/09- end of an error
Like this guy.
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Absolutely no one has the experience to be president, unless they already HAVE been president.


And American Idol is a very apt comparison, since Presidents are elected through a voting process, with little if any requirement to show competence.
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Right, Obama never did anything before getting elected US senator, (well except be a state senator, practice law, teach law, and head up several charities and community programs) and had done nothing since announcing that he was going to run for president (well besides continuing to be a US senator).
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my middle finger is sore from flipping off every fool with a obama 08 bumper sticker between pentwater, mi and troy, oh. we are so fucked.
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I hope you get raped by a pack of wild dogs.
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