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What (If Anything) Makes America "Exceptional"?

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“PROUDLY PUNKING MODS & TROLLS ”

Since: May 13

FOR 1/2 A DECADE!!!

#1 Oct 14, 2013
You're all familiar with the snide exchange that took place recently between the POtuS Barrack Obama and Russian President Putin where The President here said that America was "exceptional" in a speech and soon after Putin rebuked such a claim and stated that America is NOT exceptional in a speech of his own. Then on this morning's Today Show the anchors and reporters had a round table discussion about exactly what makes America exceptional and it was pitiful. They suggested things such as cheese and other pathetic examples, nothing that one would truly appreciate and identify as being an example of "American Exceptionalism". So, in your opinion, what makes America exceptional and why?
Wake up

Georgetown, KY

#2 Oct 14, 2013
Delusion. We are the most corrupt and vile country on earth yet think we should be the moral authority
rumor

United States

#3 Oct 14, 2013
Not a thing. It's a travesty to call this country America. The original premise that the real america was founded on is long dead. What we have now is just a sad bastardization of the original living a lie.
Old Dude

Toledo, OH

#4 Oct 14, 2013
The most exceptional thing about this country is the exceptional stupidity of a public who elected a foreign impostor Marxist as it's President.

“PROUDLY PUNKING MODS & TROLLS ”

Since: May 13

FOR 1/2 A DECADE!!!

#5 Oct 14, 2013
Believing America to be exceptional at this point in Time is an almost laughable misnomer and is definitely the last vestige, the ember in the ruins if you will, of what used to be known as "National Pride". Of course that refers to a once-legitimate national pride that was birthed and then nurtured during an age when we held a globally recognized "Super Power" status that had been achieved by The United States leading the world in so many differing fields such a science, space exploration, medicine, etc. At the same time our sovereign experiment seemed a success as we stood as a radiating beacon to the rest of the world, one lit upon such principles as Liberty, Freedom, Justice, and the like. Fast forward to the here and now where we see a people clutched by self-arrogance, notions of sanctimonious superiority,
a lack of any grasp on compromise or a "live and let live" mantra..the direct result
of allowing admirable ideals to taint themselves into apathy, excess, wastefulness, and indifference.

America is in the early stages of an eventual upheaval that will rend this nation asunder and leave a smoldering heap that none of us shall recognize. Take a look at things right now as they are..did you believe that America would ever reach such a low-water mark as it has done in just recent years? The United States is increasingly
more chaotic, divided, uncertain, and seemingly lacking any real direction or leadership and those things are evident in anywhere you choose to inspect.

Any sense, notion, or delusion that we are "exceptional" can quickly be countermanded
by merely observing society in general, government as a whole, and any perceived authority.
Regretfully America has lived much too high on the hog for far too long and we're now awaking
to find we're actually swine in the mire and that the worst may yet be to come.
Dont Miss the Boat

Ransom, KY

#6 Oct 15, 2013
I suggest that you go live in Egypt, Syria, or China, Russia, or Mexico. You could try Cuba or Africa. If you all hate America so much leave.
Wake up

Georgetown, KY

#7 Oct 15, 2013
Dont Miss the Boat wrote:
I suggest that you go live in Egypt, Syria, or China, Russia, or Mexico. You could try Cuba or Africa. If you all hate America so much leave.
Did anyone say they hate America? If your friend was on drugs does it mean you hate them if you say they need help? Responses like yours are the majority now and show the rest of us that sadly the end is near. Now run along and buy some gadgets and pretend everything is great
ummm may be

Pikeville, KY

#8 Oct 15, 2013
The reason the news anchors came up with such pathetic possiblities as to why America is exceptional, is because, they know their viewers at home would fall into line.
America.
The land of, shutdowns and layoffs and poor education and homelessness and expending natural resources, gluttony, and hate for our fellow man.
And yet, the masses tune in nightly to see what the Kardashians wore today, or if Miley stuck her tounge out again.
We are sheep.
And our government likes it that way.
Fox News is A Joke

Shelbiana, KY

#9 Oct 15, 2013
Old Dude wrote:
The most exceptional thing about this country is the exceptional stupidity of a public who elected a foreign impostor Marxist as it's President.
Well you are pretty stupid, Stupid.
Stupid and Dumb

Georgetown, KY

#10 Oct 15, 2013
Not exceptional, no one likes the outsourcing that destroyed American Manufacturing jobs and is to blame for our trade deficit, yet we did nothing when the people that represent us not only allowed it but gave tax incentives to support it. We allowed Wall Street and corporations take over government and they created the financial mess we are in now and will cause the fiscal collapse of the country. Americans are dumb not exceptional, just plain stupid. You can piss on their leg and tell them it's raining, blow smoke up their butt and make them believe they are exceptional while you reduce their standard of living and rip off their retirement accounts. Dumb, just plain Dumb!

“Pink is your new obsession!!”

Since: Mar 13

Ojai, CA

#11 Oct 15, 2013
yep, i agree, as little as the interest is, better to put your money in a mason jar and bury it in the yard. than to let the vultures and thieves of wall street, backed by the senators and congressmen they bought, to get their hands on it.
that is, if anyone is actually working enough to have any money.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#13 Oct 15, 2013
America must be split into two portions, government and People, then People have to be split into two groups. I'll explain.
The federal government is NOT government by the people. they have grown into their own socialist government, not caring what lot the people want. Not all of them but the majority.
They are split into Constitutionalists, those wanting to be governed by the Constitution of the United States and socialists wanting to be governed by socialism, their form of course.
The People are also split in two groups, Constitutionalists and socialists. the Constitutionalists of course want to be governed Constitutionally while the socialists blindly follow the federal government even if it means to the cliff and over it.
This has caused the United States of America, the Constitutional entity to have the United Socialist States of America to be superimposed over it.
The socialists in DC and their followers in the interior know they have to follow the Gramsci style of imposing their socialism in the political way through the political system, knowing the method of the Bolsheviks in Russia, Maoists in China and other socialists, whether of the Nazi or Communist form would not work in America due to the amount of weapons in the hands of the citizenry. so at the present they have to use the peaceful, political Gramsci method. How long this will last I don't know and I don't think they know but the Bolshevik method is not to be totally discounted.
This was the reason for Tsarnaev affair in and around Boston awhile back when citizens of Massachusetts were ordered out of their homes for enforcers to search for the lone Tsarnaev brother. It worked in Massachusetts but I don't see People of Pike County being ordered out of their homes by law enforcement or military for any reason.
There is a lot more to say about this but I will refrain at the moment, waiting for any input from others. I will disregard the nasty and childish remarks from those I know will interject them. There are some posters on this and other topix I will not read simply by their monikers because it isn't anything worthwhile reading.
America is exceptional. When I write America I am referring to the Constitutional America, not the socialist one being superimposed upon the Constitutional.

“PROUDLY PUNKING MODS & TROLLS ”

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#14 Oct 15, 2013
Dont Miss the Boat wrote:
I suggest that you go live in Egypt, Syria, or China, Russia, or Mexico. You could try Cuba or Africa. If you all hate America so much leave.
Ever heard of "constructive criticism"? How about one's right to dissent or perhaps harbor an opinion? Both are traits that used to be promoted and encouraged in America, the notion that everyone has a voice and the platform to exercise it. Now, mobs of Idealogues like yourself are waging war upon the very Rights that were once cherished and supported in The United States.
Dont Miss the Boat

Ransom, KY

#15 Oct 15, 2013
PAT RlOT wrote:
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Ever heard of "constructive criticism"? How about one's right to dissent or perhaps harbor an opinion? Both are traits that used to be promoted and encouraged in America, the notion that everyone has a voice and the platform to exercise it. Now, mobs of Idealogues like yourself are waging war upon the very Rights that were once cherished and supported in The United States.
Lies are not constructive. Your tea party opinion is not the opinion of the majority of Americans. Most republicans did not agree with the Ted Cruz led defund or default attitude. The house had the votes to pass the clean CR but Bone Head would not even give it an up or down vote. You all say socialist against those like you who claim to be constitutionalist. I believe that when the constitution provides freedom of religion you push like we are supposed to be governed by Christianity that's not constitutionalist. When it says we are free in this country you fight against people(Gay) who are not like you to be oppressed that also goes against the constitution. The difference is you want freedom that you choose and to oppress those you don't agree with. You want corporations to continue to get all the breaks while working people suffer. I want the opposite. Corporate welfare is far greater than poor welfare. Don't forget the attitude of the rich is why we have so many poor who need government help. That attitude is greed. Forget about all that work hard to make an idea a success its my idea and all should have to pay the workers is a minimum wage while I collect billions.

“Pink is your new obsession!!”

Since: Mar 13

Ojai, CA

#16 Oct 15, 2013
Dont Miss the Boat wrote:
<quoted text>Lies are not constructive. Your tea party opinion is not the opinion of the majority of Americans. Most republicans did not agree with the Ted Cruz led defund or default attitude. The house had the votes to pass the clean CR but Bone Head would not even give it an up or down vote. You all say socialist against those like you who claim to be constitutionalist. I believe that when the constitution provides freedom of religion you push like we are supposed to be governed by Christianity that's not constitutionalist. When it says we are free in this country you fight against people(Gay) who are not like you to be oppressed that also goes against the constitution. The difference is you want freedom that you choose and to oppress those you don't agree with. You want corporations to continue to get all the breaks while working people suffer. I want the opposite. Corporate welfare is far greater than poor welfare. Don't forget the attitude of the rich is why we have so many poor who need government help. That attitude is greed. Forget about all that work hard to make an idea a success its my idea and all should have to pay the workers is a minimum wage while I collect billions.
Ok, you tell people if they dont like America to move. Well, have you ever read about the living conditions and the economy in some other countries?
And I am not talking about third world countries or oil rich war torn countries, that we the people are keeping up.
Here is some reading material for your next bowel movement.
Number five in the world in terms of competitive economies.
Give me the clean air and open mindedness and beauty of the Netherlands or Switzerland any day.
And I have a good friend living in Germany and it is very nice according to them, shopping, and lots to do. A thriving country full of mostly happy healthy people.
Dont Miss

Ransom, KY

#18 Oct 15, 2013
They are countries who keep their nose out of others business. We spent trillions and still are it two wars that have gotten us nothing. No I have not forgotten Those who died in the towers. I just think that we have the technology and special op groups who could have carried out strategic hits without all the cost and nation building. Bin Laden died but yet he won. He wanted our economy brought down by spending all our money doing exactly what we done. We protect our way of life with overspending and then you say the corporations and way of life should not be payed for.
Old Dude

Toledo, OH

#19 Oct 15, 2013
Fox News is A Joke wrote:
<quoted text>Well you are pretty stupid, Stupid.
I damn sure didn't elect that bastard. I could see that rabble rousing slick talking pos from a mile off. I wish he'd fall dead. He brings out hate jn my soul that I didn't know I had in me. He don't tell me a DAMN thing.
Old Dude

Toledo, OH

#20 Oct 15, 2013
You fools who rail against Wall Street and big business and all it's tax breaks are nothing but jealous petty individuals. I see it all the time I have a brother in law who is extremely jealous of another family member who writes off his car as a business expense. That attitude is just like yours albeit on a simpler level. He fails to understand the difficulty of running a successful business. He has always worked for someone else. You will NEVER get rich working for anyone other than yourself. Quit bitching.
Dont Miss

Ransom, KY

#21 Oct 16, 2013
Old Dude wrote:
You fools who rail against Wall Street and big business and all it's tax breaks are nothing but jealous petty individuals. I see it all the time I have a brother in law who is extremely jealous of another family member who writes off his car as a business expense. That attitude is just like yours albeit on a simpler level. He fails to understand the difficulty of running a successful business. He has always worked for someone else. You will NEVER get rich working for anyone other than yourself. Quit bitching.
I work for a surface mine operation. The roads are ruff and the mud destroys my truck. I cant write it off. All I use it for is to go back and forth to work. Joe blow company buys a car in his company name gives it to his 16 year old daughter for her personal use writes it off as well as the gas she uses as company expense and you say that not cheating the government.
Dont Miss

Ransom, KY

#22 Oct 16, 2013
I don't give a rats a$$ how rich anyone is. I just want fair pay for my hard work in making them rich. I aint looking to be rich don't want the headache. I want to spend my time with my kids and family. Its whats wrong with our country no good paying jobs.

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