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Agent Richard07 December 15 2008 11:13 PM

Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
I saw Lady in the Water again last night. I hadn't seen it since 2006, so this time something said in the movie got my attention in a way it didn't before. It was when Story was telling Vick about what kind of influence his book would have in the future. It went something like this...

"A boy in the Midwest of this land will grow up in a home where your book will be on the shelf and spoken of often. He will grow up with these ideas in his head. He will grow into a great orator. He will speak and his words will be heard throughout this land and throughout the world. This boy will become leader of this country and begin a movement of great change. He will speak of you and your words. Your book will be the seeds of many of his great thoughts. It will be the seeds of change..."

When I heard it, I immediately thought of Barack Obama.

I just thought I'd put this out there.

Saratoga NX-3842 December 15 2008 11:25 PM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
um... no

Christopher December 15 2008 11:56 PM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
Aren't there enough people trying to claim Obama has "questionable associations" without trying to tie him to this dud of a movie? ;)

Sharr Khan December 16 2008 01:41 AM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
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Christopher wrote: (Post 2408293)
Aren't there enough people trying to claim Obama has "questionable associations" without trying to tie him to this dud of a movie? ;)


"questionable associations" Claim? There's ample empirical evidence that supports he does thank you very much.

And ah, really the Messiah theme (movies heralding his coming...) makes me want to hurl. Any other politician would be (rightly) skewered for permitting it to go on without an abrupt and high pitched denouncement from all within his circle.

Sharr

Mr. Laser Beam December 16 2008 01:45 AM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
This is just like all that Nostradamus crap. It's worded so broadly that it could theoretically apply to anything and anyone.

The Borg Queen December 16 2008 01:50 AM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
I expect the same can be said about almost any leader of a country in History?

Admiral Buzzkill December 16 2008 02:58 AM

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The Borg Fairy wrote: (Post 2408644)
I expect the same can be said about almost any leader of a country in History?

Probably.

Obama's associations are certainly less "questionable" than Dubya's. :lol:

David cgc December 16 2008 03:26 AM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
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Babaganoosh wrote: (Post 2408631)
This is just like all that Nostradamus crap. It's worded so broadly that it could theoretically apply to anything and anyone.

Not me. I'm not from the midwest.

indranee December 16 2008 03:30 AM

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it fits though!

Gaith December 16 2008 03:58 AM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
You want something impressive, how about The West Wing basing its Latino president-to-be Santos on Obama a mere four months after the 2004 convention, and having him run against an old, white-haired moderate GOP Senator introduced just weeks later?

Admiral James Kirk December 16 2008 05:17 AM

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Dude... Can we wait for Barack Obama to actually do something before he gets deified. I mean he was elected to the office of president not Jesus. Let's see him actually do something like actually keep his campaign promises which would be a first for any American politician. And that's all he is until he proves otherwise. Just another politician. Certainly the most overrated in recent history since he hasn't done shit. This is no conservative speaking BTW but this Obama praising is the most befuddling phenomenon since the Pet Rock. I mean yeah... Bush sucks but still...

Tulin December 16 2008 05:29 AM

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I think it's the sheer amount of suckitude on the part of The Unspeakable One that makes people want to embrace Obama so much and so heartily. Had Voldemor....errr, TUO not led the US(and the world)into such woeful times, we would not see such a swing to the other.

Hell, just see my sig!!!

Ben Sisko3 December 16 2008 06:30 AM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
Quote:

Quantum of Xmas wrote: (Post 2408146)
I saw Lady in the Water again last night. I hadn't seen it since 2006, so this time something said in the movie got my attention in a way it didn't before. It was when Story was telling Vick about what kind of influence his book would have in the future. It went something like this...

"A boy in the Midwest of this land will grow up in a home where your book will be on the shelf and spoken of often. He will grow up with these ideas in his head. He will grow into a great orator. He will speak and his words will be heard throughout this land and throughout the world. This boy will become leader of this country and begin a movement of great change. He will speak of you and your words. Your book will be the seeds of many of his great thoughts. It will be the seeds of change..."

When I heard it, I immediately thought of Barack Obama.

I just thought I'd put this out there.

One of the big problems with that movie is that it's never specified whether or not this apparent leader was the next Washington or the next Hitler...so please, no comparisons yet.

Captain Craig December 16 2008 04:34 PM

Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama
 
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Starship Polaris wrote: (Post 2408894)
Quote:

The Borg Fairy wrote: (Post 2408644)
I expect the same can be said about almost any leader of a country in History?

Probably.

Obama's associations are certainly less "questionable" than Dubya's. :lol:

How many terroists did GWB associate with again? :rolleyes:
Which colleague of GWB damn's America? :rolleyes:

God Polaris your bias is so thick.

Level 2 Diagnostic December 16 2008 06:58 PM

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Somebody check Obama's bookshelf for The Cookbook.

... yeah, that's the name of the book in the movie. And it's all about M Night's "thoughts on leaders and stuff" (an actual quote). Sweet Jesus that movie sucked.


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