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Old 23rd April 2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Dinner With Obama

Dinner With Obama


I thought about this. And I have nothing to say to the man. Nothing at all.
It'd be a very quiet dinner. Does anyone have a conversation starter?
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Old 23rd April 2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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How's the dog?
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Old 23rd April 2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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"Tough". I think he's said all he's going to say on the matter.

On topic, you can't think of anything to say to the President of the United States? Hell, I despise Dick Cheney, but you can bet if I had him at the table I'd give him some choice words. It sure wouldn't be quiet in the room.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
How's the dog?


"Michelle's fine."
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Old 23rd April 2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
How's the dog?
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Old 23rd April 2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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I'd ask him just how bad ass is Air Force One?
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Old 23rd April 2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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lol but on a serious note I imagine treating him like a normal person would be the best course of action. How was your day, hows the kids, how did being President change your life, ect. Standard boring, non-threatening questions.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 08:37 PM   #8
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I would make casual conversation to put him at his ease, for he would undoubtedly be nervous, having dinner with such an amazing and famous personage as myself.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:33 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Solitaire View Post
Dinner With Obama


I thought about this. And I have nothing to say to the man. Nothing at all.
It'd be a very quiet dinner. Does anyone have a conversation starter?
It used to be incumbent upon guests to learn a litte bit about the person who was going to be their host or hostess, and study up so as to be able to elicit conversation.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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Old 23rd April 2012, 10:33 PM   #11
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"So, where were you born?"
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Old 24th April 2012, 05:08 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Solitaire View Post
Dinner With Obama


I thought about this. And I have nothing to say to the man. Nothing at all.
It'd be a very quiet dinner. Does anyone have a conversation starter?
When do your daughters turn 18?
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Old 24th April 2012, 03:02 PM   #16
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If I don't want to be your campaign prop on camera, do I still get a free dinner?
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Old 24th April 2012, 03:30 PM   #17
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I had a chance to dine with Bush 41, due to my subscription to Buckleys' joke book... "National Review"... for $1500.
I wouldn't dine with him if I was paid that amount.
Obie, dunno, prolly if it was free, and I could fit it into my schedule of lounging around all day on the Internet.
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I saw this on facebook and entered. I'd ask, "What was it like to meet Stephen Colbert?"
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Old 24th April 2012, 06:44 PM   #19
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I'd ask him if the tape measure story in Pakistan was true
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Old 25th April 2012, 03:25 AM   #20
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I would ask him if he is really an atheist.
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Old 25th April 2012, 06:41 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by crimresearch View Post
It used to be incumbent upon guests to learn a litte bit about the person who was going to be their host or hostess, and study up so as to be able to elicit conversation.

I find that modern media communication covers so much information about the president leaving one with no good questions to ask. "Why did you take the public option on health care off the table?" or "Why did defund NASA's manned exploration so we no longer can go into space?" or "What will your do about the growing national debt?" can be answered on the internet. So I guess asking about the dog is about all that's left.
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Old 26th April 2012, 11:36 PM   #22
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I'd ask him how how it is to be the first black POTUS.
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Old 27th April 2012, 04:54 AM   #23
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Why did you cut NASAs budget?
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Old 27th April 2012, 10:06 PM   #24
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How does it feel to kill the world's most wanted man and the world's most vibrant economy in your first term?
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I think I'd be lost, too.

To be fair, Bush and others have done this before, but you had to pay mucho dinero to even get a shot. Someone paying that kind of scratch won't be telling the POTUS he's a douche.
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Old 28th April 2012, 09:30 AM   #26
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I met Obama backstage after a speech in 2008. Starting a conversation will not be a problem. Obama is a master at breaking the ice and getting people talking.
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I can't think of anything to talk to any president about in my lifetime. Eisenhower, who precedes me, might be interesting, but because of WWII.

Oh, wait. "Who's more shrill in private conversation, Nancy or Hillary?"
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I'd ask him for his opinion on the current understanding of isostasy to mantle convection.

Then I would pose to him how he would have filmed the Star Wars prequels if he could only cast Muppets.
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I would ask him what it's like to be having dinner with the man who will shortly become the first World Hegemon.
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Old 30th April 2012, 10:17 AM   #30
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I would hope someone at such a position in politics would be capable of starting the conversation. That said, I would enjoy every second of awkward silence, would there be any. There's nothing quite like it, and to say you enjoyed awkward silence with the president would be a pretty good conversation piece at real parties.
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"Michelle's fine."
That's funny. Seriously funny - and I find Madam Obama attractive.


Of course I'd have dinner with the President of the United States. i think anyone that says they would not is probably full of crap (on this subject).

As for the topic of conversation, I'd simply ask what it's like, being President. What has been the most satisfying, and what has been the most burdensome? And then I'd steer the conversation to golf. It's probably the only thing that I will always be better at than him. At some point, I'd drop the nugget that he is almost exactly 12 hours older than I.
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