Obama pledges allegiance - "under God"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hoaxster, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Just saw the President participate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag and he actually said "one nation under God".

    What say you?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It was during a naturalized citizenship ceremony for 25 service members who have served their country.
    It was a very nice and moving ceremony and the Prez did a good job.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'd say he had no choice. He is in a very big danger of losing his job, and can't make any mistakes.
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    He's always been pretty at those kinds of events.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    "What say you?" Who talks like that, anyway? Is it generational? East or West coast? I've heard BillO say it, but not many others.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I don't know where I heard that but it seemed appropriate for this thread.

    PS-Who is BillO?
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    O'Reilly
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Oh ...knew it sounded familiar ... just couldn't place it.

    I haven't seen his show but maybe 2or 3 times and at least 3 years ago.
    Disagreeable person and full of himself.
    I wasn't even aware he was still on or is he?
    The only thing I watch on Fox is Shep Smith - I like him.
     
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Do you go over The Other Side's house and watch it with him?
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It's been more than 72 hours. Still don't get it?
     
  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I'm just upset knowing that the unpatriotic founding fathers never said a pledge of allegiance or sang a national anthem. Even worse was the fact they found no need for either one. How in the world did they ever show everyone what good Americans they were?

    But then I guess they didn't just sit and look at the cave wall so there you go!
    :wink2:
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Maybe they had Betsy Ross plant little flags in their front lawns.......you know, Ross's Realty?
     
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Howdy do
     
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    If the pledge of allegiance was authored by a socialist and a socialist President sez the pledge, does this make all who say the pledge socialists too?
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Most people I know just want to say, "I love my country" and don't need to put any name on it !!
     
  16. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Then why don't people save a few steps and just say, "I love my country" and be done with it?

    And saying you love your country doesn't prove anything either and for that matter neither does saying a pledge, flying a flag or singing a song!
     
  17. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I've always thought it would be more meaningful if elected officials pledged allegiance to the constitution and the bill of rights rather than the flag.
     
  18. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    They take an oath to uphold it but that seems to never work regardless which side of the isle you look.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Like religion hangs on your faith.......you have it or you don't.

    Love of our country is a swell of pride that is felt and can't be explained. It's hearing children sing America the Beautiful and tearing up. It's feeling your heart flutter listening to Lee Greenwood's song and You either have it or you don't.
     
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Sex and good bowel movements can also do the same thing so what does any of this prove? How does this immersion in mental self gratification prove you love anything? Are you suggesting that not being emotionally moved by a commercial product means I don't have something that's unprovable to begin with? Or that not being moved means I can't appreciate certains things either?