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    Default Dr. Benjamin Carson

    This is him speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast. If you have a few minutes its well worth a listen.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-T...n-Front-Of-Him
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    achiro,
    Did you go to Palmer?

    Anyways, you would be welcome in my duckblind any day sir!
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    Bravo, Dr. Carson! You can see his passion, his caring, his intelligence, and his love of country, and ALL who live in it.

    Do you remember that he was the subject of a TV movie? I think it was called "Caring Hands" that told the story of Carson's life. He became the most respected pediatric neurosurgeon in the world! The movie's centerpiece was his extraordinary skill in finding a way to separate two Siamese twins upon whom no other surgeon in the world would attempt separation. He studied the case for months to "solve the problem" of how to separate the twins and have both survive.

    I admit that I was very surprised to hear his very common sense solutions for health care, education and taxation. Many of our politicians and legislators should DEFINITELY listen to his ideas. His ideas could really make an impact on coalescing "universal health care access" with individual responsibility. His mother must be SO proud of this fine man.

    Thanks, achiro, for sending this. I recommended it on Facebook
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    achiro,
    Did you go to Palmer?

    Anyways, you would be welcome in my duckblind any day sir!
    Achiro(Russ) would be welcome in my duckblind too, but I am afraid he would wear that damn OU hat
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    Anybody else notice that Obama didn't clap (or even smile) once. Just sat there with that smug, condescending look on his face. I don't think he liked what the good doctor had to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    Anybody else notice that Obama didn't clap (or even smile) once. Just sat there with that smug, condescending look on his face. I don't think he liked what the good doctor had to say.
    Yes, he doesn't like it when mere mortals deign to insult his big government programs with common sense ideas.
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    I did see him smile at a couple of the jokes, but he did look pretty bored most of the time.

    Carson also hit on the point of legislators being from more varied walks of life. That would be consistent with what appears to have been the intent of the Founders ... individuals serving in govt, and then returning to their working lives; not career politicians.That would be how the lawmakers would keep in touch with their constiuencies so that the govt would actually reflect the needs of the consituents.

    Very pointed comments, as well, on the dumbing down of our public education system ... and the improvement shown when poorer schools were provided with libraries. Great idea for the trophies that go along with the scholarships that are provided ... and allowing students to "bank" the prize money for the awards to save for their own college educations.

    I was impressed with Carson's passion and general command of the audience.
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    Looks like Obama gave him the old middle finger nose scratch he likes to do... right at the very start of the Dr's speech.
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    I see how you guys are, invites to the duck blind AFTER season is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    Anybody else notice that Obama didn't clap (or even smile) once. Just sat there with that smug, condescending look on his face. I don't think he liked what the good doctor had to say.
    He is royalty in his own mind. His attitude has always been that way. I still can't understand why people can't see this. His own sense of entitlement and arrogance is plain for all to see.
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