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(Reuters)   Most popular baby name in the U.S. could soon be 'Obama', even among boy babies   (africa.reuters.com ) divider line
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2008-11-06 02:58:55 AM  
There don't seem to be to many Adolph's running around anymore.

/not saying Obama is Hitler, but we dont know what his legacy is yet.
 
2008-11-06 03:02:42 AM  
What? No love for Brak?
animatedtv.about.com
 
2008-11-06 03:04:40 AM  
Most popular baby name in the U.S. could soon be 'Obama', even among boy white babies

With a heavy heart, I submit to you this more accurate headline
 
2008-11-06 04:43:16 AM  
This is bad news...for Obamas
 
2008-11-06 04:44:03 AM  
I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.
 
2008-11-06 04:44:24 AM  
As someone who didn't vote for Obama, I'm going to say thats fairly childish of you.
 
2008-11-06 04:45:34 AM  
I wonder how many kids there are named "Chad" because of the 2000 election.
 
2008-11-06 04:46:51 AM  
Why Obama and not Barack? Or Barama? Or Obamarack?
 
2008-11-06 04:47:19 AM  
With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he'll never know.
 
2008-11-06 04:48:24 AM  

yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.


How patriotic of you.
 
2008-11-06 04:49:27 AM  
What's the matter with Barack or Hussein? They're beautiful forenames.
 
2008-11-06 04:50:44 AM  
BHO's first action will be "where are all the white women" act. That will make sure a lot of babies have the last name "Obama"
 
2008-11-06 04:51:04 AM  

yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.


Why do you hate America?

/turning tables
 
2008-11-06 04:52:27 AM  

Mrtraveler01: yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.

How patriotic of you.


Don't worry, conservatives don't really laugh. They just sort of huff angrily while fake-smiling. I saw it on Dateline I think. Or Frontline. I know it had "-line" in the title.
 
2008-11-06 04:52:44 AM  

yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.


When did you start laughing at Bush?

/and what does your post have to do with the tread? *you have been reported for thread jacking*

//How funny do you find that?
 
2008-11-06 04:53:14 AM  

No1uKnowMPC: With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he'll never know.


¿Que?
 
2008-11-06 04:54:00 AM  
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2008-11-06 04:54:32 AM  
I'll bet a few Pipers and Tracks and Bristols are gonna be going to school with those Obamas as well.

The difference is the Obamas won't have to explain their names to anyone.

The Pipers and Tracks are going to spend their lives saying "well, apparently there was some lady who was famous for a couple of months..."

/or so I fervently hope
 
2008-11-06 04:56:34 AM  
FTFA: "I would like that by the time he is in his 40s he becomes the president of this country," said Nancy Otieno proudly of her newborn son Barack Obama.

Yeah, you live in Kenya, he ain't makin it to 40.

/ just sayin
 
2008-11-06 04:57:51 AM  

Shatner's Bassoon: yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.

Why do you hate America?

/turning tables


I do not hate America, just the corrupt politicians and the people that are stupid enough to support them.

Obama has been placed so high on the pedestal that his fall will be epic.
 
2008-11-06 04:58:49 AM  
Kid Mojo

Kenya's not -that- bad. Life expectancy is well into the 50s. Now Sierra Leone, on the other hand..
 
2008-11-06 04:59:48 AM  
 
2008-11-06 05:00:02 AM  
Alleyoop, that graph is always good for some lulz.
 
2008-11-06 05:01:50 AM  

Oroblanco: Why Obama and not Barack? Or Barama? Or Obamarack?


truechild.com
 
2008-11-06 05:02:09 AM  

yosluggo: I do not hate America, just the corrupt politicians and the people that are stupid enough to support them.

Obama has been placed so high on the pedestal that his fall will be epic.


Check it out, it's Mr. Popular! He's the hit with all of his peers at the hip and happening social gatherings!
 
2008-11-06 05:02:59 AM  
Darn. My son was born in August and I named him Palin. Can I get a recount?
 
2008-11-06 05:04:39 AM  
hmmm i think ill stick with traditional names like Ron and Paul
 
2008-11-06 05:05:05 AM  

RandomExcess: yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.

When did you start laughing at Bush?

/and what does your post have to do with the tread? *you have been reported for thread jacking*


//How funny do you find that?


Bush did not make me laugh he made me cringe.

As far as what does my comment have to do with this thread? Well this topic is about people naming their children after Obama. I am pointing out that he is going to go down as a typical worthless politician. You figure the rest out.

When you tell on someone you are really telling on yourself. You are saying, hey I am a tattletale.
 
2008-11-06 05:08:14 AM  

yosluggo: When you tell on someone you are really telling on yourself. You are saying, hey I am a tattletale.


Not many people know this, but you're also saying, "I love Greek food". So it has a double meaning.
 
2008-11-06 05:09:40 AM  
Oh, bummer.
 
2008-11-06 05:11:25 AM  

rcain: What? No love for Brak?


it has my vote!
 
2008-11-06 05:11:25 AM  

yosluggo: Shatner's Bassoon: yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.

Why do you hate America?

/turning tables

I do not hate America, just the corrupt politicians and the people that are stupid enough to support them.

Obama has been placed so high on the pedestal that his fall will be epic.


So you'd find more enjoyment out of the failure of yet another President than the possibility of him being a (rare) success in the position? You're an asshole.
 
2008-11-06 05:17:12 AM  

Flashman73: yosluggo: Shatner's Bassoon: yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.

Why do you hate America?

/turning tables

I do not hate America, just the corrupt politicians and the people that are stupid enough to support them.

Obama has been placed so high on the pedestal that his fall will be epic.

So you'd find more enjoyment out of the failure of yet another President than the possibility of him being a (rare) success in the position? You're an asshole.


No I get my enjoyment from people who are stupid enough to buy into the whole Obama thing. You are old enough to know better. Mark my words I am right.

Sticks and stones will hurt my bones but words will never hurt me.
 
2008-11-06 05:17:40 AM  
As someone who did not vote for Obama, I think this is a scary fad rather than an honor. "We named you after the son we wish we had." Yeah, farking great mom.

Also, Fad names should be the acid test for genetic engineering. If they get beat up at school, then we should prevent designer babies, so that we prevent the stigma of fads from being part of our kids. Much like, say, tattoos as well, I guess.
 
2008-11-06 05:18:27 AM  

yosluggo: I do not hate America, just the corrupt politicians and the people that are stupid enough to support them.


Ohh. You hate AmericaNS. Or at least the majority of them.

I hear you - I spent the last eight years hating the majority of Americans myself, and for the same reason.
 
2008-11-06 05:21:38 AM  

It will displace "Wesley LaChance Otrotta"

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2008-11-06 05:21:44 AM  

yosluggo: No I get my enjoyment from people who are stupid enough to buy into the whole Obama thing.


I don't understand how. I need a concrete example of how you get that enjoyment. Does a stupid Obama supporter come over to your house and suck your cock? How'd you get that to happen? Do you have to pay or are they so stupid that they think you're doing them a favour? I need the details.
 
2008-11-06 05:25:00 AM  
Why do we never hear about Barrack's brother, Al?
 
2008-11-06 05:26:12 AM  

Oroblanco: yosluggo: No I get my enjoyment from people who are stupid enough to buy into the whole Obama thing.

I don't understand how. I need a concrete example of how you get that enjoyment. Does a stupid Obama supporter come over to your house and suck your cock? How'd you get that to happen? Do you have to pay or are they so stupid that they think you're doing them a favour? I need the details.


Oh don't get your panties all in a wad because I am telling the truth about your messiah Obama.
 
2008-11-06 05:27:15 AM  

Alleyoop: img70.imageshack.us


I think American parents collectively need a giant cockpunch.

/If my parents named me Brandon or Austin, I'd kick their asses
//Or at least I'd try, since I don't think anyone named Cameron could ever successfully kick someone's ass
 
2008-11-06 05:27:42 AM  
yosluggo

Your butthurt will subside within 4 to 8 years and you will be able to sit down again without wailing and gnashing your teeth.

/not a doctor
 
2008-11-06 05:27:43 AM  

RandomExcess: BHO's first action will be "where are all the white women AT" act. That will make sure a lot of babies have the last name "Obama"


/FTFY for clarity and honesty
//damn that Gucci tack was nice
 
2008-11-06 05:28:33 AM  
Nevermind. I just read the Black baby name column.
 
2008-11-06 05:28:43 AM  

whizbang: It will displace "Wesley LaChance Otrotta"


wtf? "Baby names from Anakin to Zardoz"????

Any parent who gives their kid either of those names is guilty of child abuse.

/just ask my kids, Tribble and Battlestar
 
2008-11-06 05:29:37 AM  

andrewagill: Nevermind. I just read the Black baby name column.


lol
 
2008-11-06 05:31:28 AM  

yosluggo: I am going to be laughing my ass off when Obama crashes and burns in the White House.


I'm going to be laughing my ass off when he fixes the budget that the Republicans ruined and stop the wars the Republicans started. Clinton did it and all signs point to Obama using the same type of cabinet Clinton did.

In one day of voting the American public erased the last 8 years of hatred, apathy and international dis-favor. Obama, if allowed, will bring about a change this country and world need.
 
2008-11-06 05:32:55 AM  

neongoats: andrewagill: Nevermind. I just read the Black baby name column.

lol


The female names are actually pretty common, which is what threw me. Madison is #5 right now.
 
2008-11-06 05:33:51 AM  

yosluggo:

No I get my enjoyment from people who are stupid enough to buy into the whole Obama thing. You are old enough to know better. Mark my words I am right.

Sticks and stones will hurt my bones but words will never hurt me.


Actually, as long as he follows through on his policy manifesto, then the "Obama thing" is a pretty groovy thing to buy into.

I'm neither naive (I'm a political activist here in Scotland) or stupid (I have a degree, an IQ in the 140's etc.) but I think the man seems a) pretty genuine, and b) very inspiring. The very fact that he managed to inspire 160 million of your countrymen and women to vote when usually it's around the 100 million says to me that he's done something good. Even if they voted against him (which I think it's fair to say they did not), he got the vote out. In a democracy there is no better accolade to someone than they inspired people to do their civic duty.

Rhetoric and oratory aside though (and I must say the man can make a speech!), IF he follows one tenth of his manifesto, he'll be a damned good president.
Now, I know political reality means some of it will be plain impossible (due to budget/partisan opposition), some will get discarded in order to allow other things to pass, and some new stuff will come along as situations change. But that fact is he represents a profound new change in US society. I know people are going on about it, and if the US wasn't a fairly racist place it wouldn't matter (since when did you hear a clamour about a possible ginger president?), but, the man is Black! And he's now the 44th President-Elect of the United States of America.
That sentence would have been unfeasible just 20 years ago.
Even if he crashes and burns as a President (unlikely; after all, all he has to do is be better than Bush, and right now a trained dog in a suit could do that), he'll still have that achievement, and that will inspire millions of black, asian, native and hispanic americans that "yes, they can!".

/The sand. It is in your vagina.
 
2008-11-06 05:35:16 AM  

Casanova.Frankensteir: whizbang: It will displace "Wesley LaChance Otrotta"

wtf? "Baby names from Anakin to Zardoz"????

Any parent who gives their kid either of those names is guilty of child abuse.

/just ask my kids, Tribble and Battlestar


you, sir or ma'am, win one internets.
//too drunkish to tell the difference of gender
///dude, my backspace key is getting a workout
\\\\THANKYOUVERYMUCHGOODNIGHT!
 
2008-11-06 05:35:52 AM  

yosluggo: Oh don't get your panties all in a wad because I am telling the truth about your messiah Obama.


Listen, I'm just trying to get to the bottom of how you get your kicks from stupid Obama supporters. Now, exactly how do you derive enjoyment from these people? Do you smoke them?
 
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