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    If he had been a politician addressing the American people what would we think?

    What, America is not special? Live for others? Don't live a "me first, I'm the best life?"

    Sounds like a namby pamby socialist liberal to me.

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    damn straight.

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    What's interesting about this speech is, with the exception of one dissenter, it resonated with people on both the right and the left. Contrary to huskerator's opinion (which I definitely respect) I thought the message was very uplifting. I think if the only thing you heard was "you're not the center of the universe" you were missing the very important message that came afterward: "so stop worrying about your status and start living life to the fullest."
    "The distinctive mark of the Christian, today more than ever, must be love for the poor, the weak, the suffering." Pope John Paul II


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    I AM SPECIAL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    I AM SPECIAL!!!
    yes you are...now get to work and earn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    What's interesting about this speech is, with the exception of one dissenter, it resonated with people on both the right and the left.
    Maybe I am special after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    What's interesting about this speech is, with the exception of one dissenter, it resonated with people on both the right and the left. Contrary to huskerator's opinion (which I definitely respect) I thought the message was very uplifting. I think if the only thing you heard was "you're not the center of the universe" you were missing the very important message that came afterward: "so stop worrying about your status and start living life to the fullest."
    I agree, I think it was definitely uplifting, and those who think it wasn't appear to have missed the entire point.

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    I have to agree with H5k here, though I didn't get much further than the opening act on marriage.

    No speech in a wedding, commencement, memorial, etc should be 12 minutes.

    Anyone have a transcript?
    "We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure."

    "If you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    I AM SPECIAL!!!
    **cough** Olympics **cough** ** cough**
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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    I have to agree with H5k here, though I didn't get much further than the opening act on marriage.

    No speech in a wedding, commencement, memorial, etc should be 12 minutes.

    Anyone have a transcript?

    Three minutes tops is good enough for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatchsker View Post
    **cough** Olympics **cough** ** cough**
    you should quit smoking so you can get rid of that cough....

    BTW: If you quit smoking you are special

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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    Three minutes tops is good enough for me
    I aint gonna say it. Nope, not gonna do it.
    Life Lesson: DO NOT LET THE MAN KEEP YOU DOWN! http://forum.huskermax.com/vbbs/show...er-King-Jr-Day
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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    you should quit smoking so you can get rid of that cough....

    BTW: If you quit smoking you are special
    I AM SO CONFLICTED!!!!!!!!!!
    Life Lesson: DO NOT LET THE MAN KEEP YOU DOWN! http://forum.huskermax.com/vbbs/show...er-King-Jr-Day
    "Yeah, saw that only Larry, Moe, and Curly had chimed-in before the thread was locked. C'est la vie when the cumulative IQ of those 3 shxxxeads is something less than 200, with Squatch nailing down 3rd place. Almost not worth the keystroke time expended reporting those twits, however..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    Three minutes tops is good enough for me
    your lady wouldn't be pleased...she needs some pleasure too...

    gotta work it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    your lady wouldn't be pleased...she needs some pleasure too...

    gotta work it...
    Why? She's not special...and if she was, she sure as hell wouldn't be with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    Why? She's not special...and if she was, she sure as hell wouldn't be with me
    valid statement.

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    He seems to encourage divorce later in his speech when he tells kids they shouldn't spend time working things out with a spouse whom they no longer seem to care about.... Interesting grad topic.
    "We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure."

    "If you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaHusker View Post
    "Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you." Sums up the speech pretty well and it's good advice no matter which high school you graduated from, including Columbine.
    Great quote...as a former accomplishment racker-upper, I can attest to it. I've got a very healthy work/life balance these days compared to back in the day when it was all about the next promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    He seems to encourage divorce later in his speech when he tells kids they should spend time working things out with a spouse whom they no longer seem to care about.... Interesting grad topic.
    Not really.
    "The distinctive mark of the Christian, today more than ever, must be love for the poor, the weak, the suffering." Pope John Paul II


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    Not really.
    You're not special.


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