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#1170912 - 04/27/09 08:59 PM TOTUS repeats self
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The Teleprompter of the United States repeated itself today:

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President Obamas speech at the National Academy of Sciences Monday morning hit a brief snag when Obama got ahead of his script.

Laying his plan for a Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Obama began to name the members of PCAST listed in his prepared remarks before realizing hed already introduced them, earlier in his speech.

In addition to John sorry, the I just noticed I jumped the gun here, Obama said, pausing for several seconds as he looked at the prompter. Go ahead. Move it up. I had already introduced all you guys.

The audience, which gave the president a warm reception, responded with a quiet laugh.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/...017e7b70c2.html

Anyone remember stories about how fmr. President Clinton got the wrong speech loaded into the teleprompter at the state of the union address one year and was able to ad lib for 15 minutes or so while they fixed it? Wonder what the current President would do...

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#1170919 - 04/27/09 09:06 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Jokerman
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Become a teleprompter laughing stock? Oh wait....
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#1170921 - 04/27/09 09:08 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self kms
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He is such a puppet.
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#1170932 - 04/27/09 09:16 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self DD Regs
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
I thought Clinton was 8 minutes, but regardless, he was definitely better prepared.
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#1170935 - 04/27/09 09:20 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self DD Regs
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He is such a puppetManchurian Candidate.


Corrected.
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#1170951 - 04/27/09 09:40 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self QCL
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#1170957 - 04/27/09 09:46 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Jokerman
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Originally Posted By: Jokerman
Anyone remember stories about how fmr. President Clinton got the wrong speech loaded into the teleprompter at the state of the union address one year and was able to ad lib for 15 minutes or so while they fixed it? Wonder what the current President would do...


a prolonged guitar solo?
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#1170960 - 04/27/09 09:47 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self GuitarDude
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What would the media have done to Bush if he'd been unable to deviate from teleprompter in a speech without asking the scroller to "move it up" on the same day his White House ordered a low-altitude flyover of Manhattan without giving public notice?

My guess is that they'd have had legal experts on all three broadcast network newscasts asking the burning question: is "too stupid" an acceptable reason for Congress to begin impeachment?

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#1170974 - 04/27/09 09:54 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Jokerman
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you are so right there Jman, but hey it has only been 100 days, we have to give him time to learn how to work with the teleprompter.
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#1170982 - 04/27/09 10:00 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self kms
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<----- wishes he could gain access to President Rock Star's teleprompter to take liberties ala Ron Burgandy.
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#1170987 - 04/27/09 10:04 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Jokerman
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Originally Posted By: Jokerman
Anyone remember stories about how fmr. President Clinton got the wrong speech loaded into the teleprompter at the state of the union address one year


How about when Reagan said we had invaded Russia for a soundcheck that went over the air?

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#1170991 - 04/27/09 10:12 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self B_F
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Or how about Jesse Jackson's comments about Barack Obama when he thought the microphone was turned off?

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#1171004 - 04/27/09 10:31 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self buggs
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How about them?

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#1171114 - 04/28/09 01:32 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Jokerman
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B_F and Bugs, those were different and you know it.
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#1171118 - 04/28/09 01:38 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Peepers
<----- wishes he could gain access to President Rock Star's teleprompter to take liberties ala Ron Burgandy.


I don't get this. Mancow mentioned this on his show too today, but I didn't know what he was talking about.
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#1171123 - 04/28/09 01:40 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self QCL
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Oh, never mind...Anchorman blush

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Clicking this link will cause you to see and/or hear the F-bomb being dropped. http://thezaz.nationallampoon.com/articles/president-ron-burgundy/
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#1171420 - 04/28/09 05:16 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self B_F
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Originally Posted By: B_F
Originally Posted By: Jokerman
Anyone remember stories about how fmr. President Clinton got the wrong speech loaded into the teleprompter at the state of the union address one year


How about when Reagan said we had invaded Russia for a soundcheck that went over the air?


I think President Reagan made a comment about launching missiles at Russia. I think it was something like "We launch in two minutes." If that happened today he would have been CRUCIFIED in the media, blogs, forums etc.
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#1171434 - 04/28/09 05:32 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Erl of Baltimore
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Reagan and the rest of us were fortunate enough to not have the internet, AKA the misinformation superhighway at our beck and call 24/7. More choices means more competition but it reaches the point of diminishing standards, which is clearly where we are now.
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#1171451 - 04/28/09 05:44 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self QCL
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Originally Posted By: QueenChop'dLiver
Oh, never mind...Anchorman blush

Click to reveal..
Clicking this link will cause you to see and/or hear the F-bomb being dropped. http://thezaz.nationallampoon.com/articles/president-ron-burgundy/

Bummer, the embedded YouTube videos are blocked.

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#1171492 - 04/28/09 06:06 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Reagan and the rest of us were fortunate enough to not have the internet, AKA the misinformation superhighway at our beck and call 24/7. More choices means more competition but it reaches the point of diminishing standards, which is clearly where we are now.


Another example of the "Law of Unintended Consequences"?

Aldous Huxley said it in "Brave New World". "In the future not that man will not be able to distinguish between right and wrong, but that he will not be able to distinguish between truth and fiction, due to the velocity and sheer amount of information."
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#1171504 - 04/28/09 06:13 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self Erl of Baltimore
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Originally Posted By: ACHMED THE DT
Aldous Huxley said it in "Brave New World". "In the future not that man will not be able to distinguish between right and wrong, but that he will not be able to distinguish between truth and fiction, due to the velocity and sheer amount of information."


That's not far from the truth currently.
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#1171512 - 04/28/09 06:18 PM Re: TOTUS repeats self MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: ACHMED THE DT
Aldous Huxley said it in "Brave New World". "In the future not that man will not be able to distinguish between right and wrong, but that he will not be able to distinguish between truth and fiction, due to the velocity and sheer amount of information."


That's not far from the truth currently.


What blows my mind is he wrote it in the 1930s. :::cue twilight zone music:::
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